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Question:
Should those involved1
in the torture of enemy
combatants by the
U.S. be prosecuted?


Yes

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No

81.4%


Total votes: 86
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Loris Doane
Age 72, of Avon Park
Betty M. Johnson
Age 84, of Sebring
Mart Lawson Jr.
Age 82, of Avon Park
John Lunsford
Age 75, of Avon Park
Mary E. Ogle
Age 85, of Lake Placid
Donald Peters
Age 81, of Sebring
Obituaries, Page 5A


Arts & Leisure 12B
Business 6A
ilassifleds 11A
Editorial 4A
HoroscopeB 9B
News from the Watershed 8B
School menus 4A
Senior Scene 5B


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Water Work

Sebring firefighters usually,

use water to save people,

but they also learn how to

save people in the water,


Volume 90/Number 56 I 75 cents


Ne% s-Sun photo b) KATARA SIMMONS
Sebring Fire Department Lt. Bobby Border, also pictured driving the boat (top photo) pulls firefighter/E.M.T.
Brandon Albritton to safety with the assistance of firefighter/E.M.T. Jimmy Baker on Thursday during a training
exercise at Lake Jackson in Sebring.


'We take the worst conditions ...


By TREY tCHRISTY:
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SEBRING With Memorial Day
on the horizon, a busy boating holi-
day that marks the start of summer
for some, the Sebring Fire,
Department want to be ready.
"This time of'year we do bour
mandatory water rescue training for
everyone in the department," said
SFD Chief Brad Batz. "They go
through all the equipment, all water
rescue devices and practice different
techniques."'
Firefighters spentall of last week.
conducting classes in the field -
which for these classes meant a trip
onto Lake Jackson.
The annual training course cov-
ered how to do search and rescue
from both land and the department's
boat. '.


This included the proper ways for
using throw bags. ring "and other
thro%%able flotation devices and
more complicated techniques like
ho%\ to bring a conscious or uncon-
scious person onto
the boat.
'eOne of the most
complicated tasks is
to backboard a per-
.son while treading
water .
The backboard is
Batz used if a victims
feared to have a
neck or spine injury to keep them
from aggravating the injury.
"It's just like we do in a car acci-
dent," Batz said. "They practice that
but in the-water."
They perform the task in shallow
water first, where they can stand,


as the best training day'


and then move to doing the same
.technique in deeper water
"It simulates it they )%ere in the,,
lake." Batz said "They wouldd still
hale to board that person."
The training class isn't easy, but
it's taken by everyone in the depart-
ment at least once a year, sometimes
up to five Or six times, Batz said,
depending on available time.
"We still do some training in the
,winter," he said. "We take the worst
conditions, other than lightning, and
look at it as the best training day."
During an average year the
department will help eight to 10,
people from capsized boats or other
water-related accidents.
While these atypically minor in
nature, the department is ready for
Continued on page 8A


Final

Altersberger

court date

before

sentencing set
for May 22
By TREY CHRISTY
trey,.christiv@newssun .cyom
BARTOW After about 30
minutes of testimony from two wit-
nesses, Joshua Lee Altersberger's
Spencer Hearing was over for
now.
Altersberger plead guilty to the
murder of Florida Highway Patrol
Sgt. Nicholas Sottile on March 13
and was recommended to receive
the death penalty on April 5, in a 9-
to-3 vote from the jury.
Judge Michael Hunter listened to
testimony on Friday during
Altersberger's Spencer Hearing,
which is the last chance the defense
has to sway Hunter's decision,
which will be based off of the jury's
recommendation.
Hunter makes the final judgment,
but has to give
great weight to the
jury's 9-3 vote.
Nancy Cobb,. an
investigator in her
sixth year with the
Public Defender's
office, and Avon Altersberger
Park resident J.L.
Kindrick, who witnessed what he
called "very crazy" driving by
Altersberger before he was pulled
over by Sottile, took the stand ,lur-
ing Friday's.first part of the hear-
ing.
Cobb went over the distances
from the Golden Corral. restaurant
in Lake Placid, one of the.last
places Altersberger was before he
murdered Sottile, and various land-
marks up to the scene of the killing,
which she said was 3.9 miles away.
Kindrick, who at the time was a
driver for Hicks Oil, recalled traffic
was "kind of heavy" that day.
"I was scared (Altersberger) was
going to cause a very serious acci-
dent," he said.
He told defense attorney Peter
Mills that Altersberger changed
lanes four or five times and was
going about 15 mph faster than the
speed limit.
. At least one witness was unable
Continued on page 8A


Mother's Day in


first grade


By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY
christopher.tuffley@newssun.com
SEBRING Donna-Kay
Van Note's first-graders at
Heartland Christian School
invited their mothers to after-
noon tea and a whole lot of
loving Friday afternoon.
The children had spent
about a week writing essays
and creating cards.
Each bravely got up to the
front of the class t6 read what
they had written, then shared
pink lemonade and bite-sized
chocolate and lemon cakes in
the shape of flowers.
Not only that, but the chil-
dren each had a heart-shaped
caladium in a pot wrapped
with pink gauzy ribbon to
give to their mothers to take


home as a gift.
The young gardeners -
they are also growing egg
carton gardens of watermel-
on, sunflowers, cucumbers,
zinnias, marigolds and toma-
toes each started the cala-
Continued on page 8A


News-Sun plfoto by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY
Sean Hall, 7, shares a special moment with his mom, Joan McHugh, in Donna-Kay Van
Note's first grade class Friday afternoon at Heartland Christian School. The occasion was a
celebration of Mother's Day.


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Sam's Club 'hopeful' about move to

Sebring, but nothing set in stone


By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY
christopher.tuffley@newssun.com
SEBRING While Cindi Marsiglio,
senior manager of public relations for the
Wal-Mart Corporation, confirms the compa-
ny's interest in openingSla Sam's Club in
Highlands County, he also said planning is,
in its earliest stages, with any opening com-
ing, "outwards of 2011."
She would only say that the company is
"hopeful" and emphasized there is no solid
news yet to report because the plans for the
proposed store is still in the very early
stages. The developer is still in negotiations
with the city and the property's current
owner.


The desired site is at the south end of the
Sebring Square Shopping Center on U. S.
27 north. The Sam's Club, if it comes to
fruition, would be built where the now
closed Scotty's hardware store is.
The News-Sun has already published
these facts, nothing has changed over the
last several months.
Marsiglio said should a Sam's Club open,
a typical outlet hires 175 associates.
Unlike Wal-Mart Super Centers, the
Sam's Club stores are warehouse operations
that are members only. They cater to small
businesses as well as individual members in
the same way that the Costco company
does.


School to show moon rocks


as part of Science Night


Special to the News-Sun
AVON PARK Exciting
things are happening at Park
Elementary School. Rocks
from the moon are coming
to the school as well as
meteorites from Mars.
Considered a one of
i America's National
Treasures, the school the
items as part of the school's
first Science Night. On
Tuesday, Park teachers will
sponsor an evening of sci-
ence with displays from
each classroom. Science
projects created and dis-
played by students, as well
as hands-on experiments,
Svill allow parents and stu-
dents to participate in an
evening of fun.
"The purpose of Science
'ight is to increase parent
participation and for stu-
Zents arid' parents to. learn
tnore about science in their
everyday lives," said Pam
Spears, chairperson of the
Parent Involvement
Committee.
Teachers have., worked
hard to prepare for this big
event and are very excited
to share what e eryone has
learned. Grades Pre-K
through grades 5 '11 il' be
part of the program.,
JoLynne Croui. .'special
education inclusion teacher
and Science-' Coinniitee
chairperson,, was: lucky
enough to have been chosen
to participate in the NASA
Educational Workshops for
Science and Technology
jea hers, known as NEW-
MAST in 1991. There she
Was trained and was certi-
fied to' be able to borrow:
and teach others'&about the
space rock specimens. She
was also able to send a class
experiment up on the Space
Shuttle with the first mod-
ule .,of the International
Spade Station.
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avenue to teach children
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LuAnn Salter's class, discuss the three types of earth
rocks.


mens brought to earth by
astronauts on the Apollo
missions. Though we live
near NASA, some students
will never have a chance to
visit there. Bringing real
science into the .school
allows students to partici-
.pate ,where they might not
otherwise have'a chance..
"I hope to create enthusi-
asm and an interest in sci-
ence 'that will open a whole
new. world for students. In
the global community, stu-
dents need maTh and science
to compete in the global job
market. We need to start this
process in the elementary
grades," Crout said.
She noted there are so
many interesting and excit-
ing things to learn about in
the science field, particular-
ly in Florida.
"Our goal this year is to
involve parents and students
in learning more about sci-
ence. We would love to
motivate parents to do more
science in the home. The
program Will provide par-


ents with simple, fun exper-.
iments parents can do with
their, children at home.
Many of them parents can
do with simple everyday
house hold items already in
the home," she said.
Brenda Longshore, prin-
cipal at Park Elementary,
provided the catalyst for the
event.
"It's nice to see an idea
come to fruition," she said.
"We would like to invited the
community of 1Park
Elementary to come to our
Science Night, We have
many exciting activities
planned .for you and your
children. We will be provid-
ing child care for ages 1-3,
and a snack will be avail-
able as well. We are looking
forward to a great, informa-
tive evening of fun."
The public is invited to
attend. Registration starts at
5:15 p.m., and the program
will run until 7. Call Park
Elementary, 327 E.
Palmietto St., at 452-4373
for more details.


News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS:
Otto Krucker of the Leisure Lakes Fire Department sprays foam on a fire at a home off of
Lake Josephine Drive in Sebring Thursday afternoon.,


Quick response saves home


on Lake Josephine Drive


By TREY CHRISTY
trey.christy@newssun.comx
SEBRING A fire that
started for unknown reasons
was -contained before it
spread to the surrounding
wooded area thanks to quick,
response from the Leisure
Lakes and DeSoto City vol-
unteer fire departments.
Homeowner Judy Cooper
said she was lying down
when she heard a boomb,'but
thought it was the neighbors.
Shortly afterwards she
heard another boom outside
her home on Lake Josephine
Drive that shook the entire
building.


Police: S

missing,
By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY'
christopher.tuffley@new ssun.com
SEBRING The Sebring
Police Department is asking
for the public's' help in locat-
ing a missing man.
According to Investigator
Michael Hirsch, David
Young was last seen the
morning of April 26 by his
roommate in their apartment
at Douglas Apart-ments on
:Lakeview Drive.
The police were called in
on May 4.
Hirsch said that Young
.does not own a vehicle and is
known to visit the Sebring


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She went out the back door. or, vhile the .iruck was com-
and "everything was on fire." pletely destroyed.
The back yard was a veri- "I can't believe this,"
table graveyard for various Cooper said.
vehicles and electronics andit. Luckily, with first respon-
while the origin of the fire ,ders- .on., .scene quickly, the
was; undetermined, it spread. home only sustained minor
from an old Ford Bronco at damage to the southwest cor-
the edge of the collection of ner.
vehicles through roughly- 20 The siding was melted off
feet of young trees and pal- in both directions and the fire
metto plants, to what had started to burn the under-
appeared to have been a work lying fiberb6aird .
truck that was still used as Cooper" said she" has lived
transportation and the corner at the. home for;14years. Two
of the home. dogs were also in the home
The Bronco sustained sub- when the fire started, but
stantial damage to the interi- were not harmed.


ebring man reported

may be endangered


Library, .City
Pier and
downtown
area. Police
report some,
sightings of
him down-
town over the
last two


weeks. '
Hirseh' also -said Young is.
known tp be. battling with;
substance abuse 'and may be'
endangered, "
Anyone with information,
on the whereabouts of Young,
is asked to cdiita'f"Hirsch at:
381-1178.


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EDITORIAL & OPINION


News-Sun Sunday, May 10, 2009


Miss California speaks her mind


I quit watching beauty pag-
eants a while back. I have.
nothing against them in gen-
eral (though the whole "it's
not about looks" argument
carries no weight with me as
long as there's a swimsuit
competition), but they aren't
good for my self-esteem. Let
me put it this way.: if I, a 51-
year-old, short, overweight
woman immersed myself in a
couple of hours watching
young thin beauties parade
themselves around, I might
be tempted to break all the
mirrors in my house.
So I completely missed the
answer heard around the
world on April 19 when Miss
California, Carrie Prejean,
answered a question regard-
ing the issue of gay marriage
during the Miss USA pag-
eant. She stated her opinion
that marriage was between a
man and a woman. When it
was over, Ms. Prejean was
first runner up and Miss
North Carolina, Kristen
Dalton, was crowned Miss
USA.
Her answer got a lot of
attention. Some of it was
positive, a lot was negative..
The judge (a gay activist)
who asked her the question
called her a name I will not
repeat here. He has since
apologized. Others have
attacked her personally,
instead of what she said.
Some have said her answer
cost her the Miss USA
crown. Racy pictures have
turned up, putting her Miss
California crown in jeopardy.


Laura's
Look
Laura Ware


Of course, the pictures
should be a separate issue.
Somehow, they aren't.
It's a huge response that
apparently stemmed from an
answer to a question.
According to a May 4 poll
I found from CNN, 54 per-
cent of Americans oppose
gay marriage while 44 per-
cent think it's fine. There
appears to be a generation
gap in the responses the
younger you are, the more
likely you are to support it.
This makes Ms. Prejean's
answer all the more interest-
ing to me, given that she's in
her early 20's.
It's also somewhat telling
to me that she can express a
view that over 50 percent of
the country holds and have it
deemed "controversial;"
I don't,know if the answer
cost her the crown. If it did, I
hope that somewhere in the
rules regarding the Miss USA
pageant there's a clause stip-
ulating that if you answer a
question in a non-PC way,
you won't win. But even if it
didn't the judges have the
right to choose who they
want, and if they didn't want.
her because of what she 'said,
oh well.
I believe Ms. Prejean is as
protected under the First
Amendment.as anyone else,
which means she has a right
to express her opinion.


People don't have to agree
with it. or like it. But don't
deny she has the right to say
it.
People who disagree with
her have every right to say so
and say why. I suppose they
have a right to call her names
and attack her personally, but
I have the right to think that
they are clueless jerks when
they do.
Sometimes, saying what
you think costs you. It may
have cost Ms. Prejean her
crown. It has certainly cost
her her anonymity and per-'
haps some peace of mind. If
she regrets the price she's
paying, she's hiding it well.
Three final points before I
end this column:
First, (not because it's the
most important, but'because
people will ask anylvay) I
think if Carrie Prejdan posed
for pictures that violated' the
Miss California code of con-
duct (or whatever it's called)
she should resign.
Next, I think that those
who have focused more on
attacking her personally than
discussing the issue should
apologize. The judge who
called her a bad name did -
others should follow his
example.
And lastly, I agree with her
statement. I welcome debate
on it, but please don't attack
me personally. Don doesn't
like broken mirrors.

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


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Parties are about conflicting
views on nation's direction
Editor:
I just participated in the April 15 tax.
tea party on U.S. 27 in Lake Placid.
There were about 200 people involved.
from as young as 11 and many seniors.
. At least half of the vehicles that passed
us joined in by honking their horns and
waving in approval. I am sure many
others agreed without showing it out-
wardly.
Some will say we are protesting a,
black president. That statement makes
no sense at all. The tea parties are
about conflicting views on what direc-
tion our nation needs to go. No one has
all the answers, but we can usually rely
on common sense. If your car's gas
warning light comes on, do you go
faster using the last of your gas in
hopes of finding a gas station that may
not exist? Once we have; exhausted all
of our country's resources, there is no,
going back.
While I did find expressing my free-
dom of expression very refreshing, we
did experience a bit of discrimination.
It appears (an area bank) doesn't want
anyone to park in their parking lot
unless you are a customer. It did not
matter that the bank was closing. We
all cooperated, being good citizens, but
it was not quick enough for the bank
and they called the police. The bank
claimed it was a security issue. Of
course, across the street the (another
bank) had no issue with us parking in
their lot. I guess everyone has an agen-
da, but not all of us express it in a tol-
erant way.
Bob Kurabieski
Lake Placid

Are we living with double
standards?
Editor:
It is curious today that those who
supported the Bush II administration's
policies want to "move forward" (issue:
torture), they contend that investigating
the past will only foment hatred and
division. They even claim legal experts
merely offered "opinions" about allow-
able types of interrogation (EIT). How
can these legal beagles be prosecuted
for merely offering interrogation of
enhanced interrogation techniques? The
fact is the Bush administration wanted
and pursued said interpretation, which
allowed it to implement them.
Those supporters claim that President
Obama should not have given those
"secret memos" to the media (they
were actually "leaked").
Another defense is that these EITs
have produced vital information, had
saved many lives and had prevented
terrorist attacks in the U.S. Torture
works! Water boarding and insects pro-
duce results, so they are acceptable.
The insect issue reminds me of the
novel "1984." Big Brother had a sys-


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tem to discover an individual's true
fear (rats, spiders, etc.), then used that
to obtain his confession to a false
charge. Ironically, other reports con-
clude that much of that "vital data" was
false and misleading and that normal
and accepted techniques produced veri-
fied vital data about the enemy.
Also, supporters claim that by releas-
ing those secret memos we inform the
enemy of what we do as policy, what
limits we allow for interrogation of
captives. Curiously, up to 2,000 all
nations, including the enemy, knew
what we practiced according to the
Geneva Convention guidelines. In fact,
what transpired the last eight years
lowered the United States to the same
level as the enemy, terrorists.
What is even more outrageous is that
the Pentagon clamped down on the
"peons," troops who implemented those
EITs. They just followed orders. Even
the female general, commander of Abru
Giraide Prison, was scape-goated; she
had no idea that EITs occurred in a
secret part of that prison.
Now those supporters want to relieve
the top administrative officials, who
created this disaster, of any accounta-
bility. Punish those who followed
orders, but absolve those who made
and gave them. Yes, it is curious that
the little people, in the military and in
this country, the ordinary 250 million
of us, are left with the baggage and
cost of the enormous consequences.
The administration, Pentagon, Wall
Street, bankers, mortgage and real
estate industries pay no penalty, only
regular folks are penalized.
Even in Florida, the Legislature and


governor pass their blunders down to
us as unfunded mandates. Is this a dou-
ble standard or what?
Gabriel Read
Avon 'Park:
Bouquet

Several help with chalk
contest at HAL
Editor:
Sending a thank ou to those that
helped with the chalk contest that was
held at the Highlands Art League on,
May 2 to award a scholarship to the
Kids Kamp.
Anne Watson was the glue that held
it together when I had to go out of
town and Linda Schneider, my co-
worker, became ill. Pamela Jay
Paralikis, Mary Boutellier, and Jan
Augenstein jumped in to help make it a
success for the children. Thank you
ladies for your genuine enthusiasm in
promoting art for our children.
I would also like to thank Tom Short
Jr., manager of Michaels, for the gener-
ous donation of chalk to make our
event happen, and the News-Sun for
sending a photographer to cover the
event and make it special for those par-
ticipating.
I look forward to seeing many more
participants for our Scavenger Art
Contest for Children, which will be at
the Highlands Art League on June 5 at
6 p.m. We are trying to provide art for
children through events during the
summer. Please watch for flyers and
dates to be posted.
Judy Nicewicz
Avon Park


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SFCC graduates celebrate accomplishments and look to future


Paul Przychocki (left) acce
from Dr. Norman L Steph
Przychocki, the public reli
7 Student Government Assoc
mencement address.


Gem & Mineral Club
meets Tuesday
SEBRING The next
meeting of the Highlands
Gem & Mineral Club will be
at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Church
of Christ, 3800 Sebring
Parkway, in the rear fellow-
ship hall.
The subject of the meeting
will be on the phenomenon
of fluorescence that some
minerals display when
exposed to invisible ultravio-
let light. Our expert, Bill
Slater, will demonstrate with
a variety of minerals.
As always, attendees are
encouraged to bring in lap-
idary materials (or mystery
rocks) for identification.
There will also be club
materials for sale for those
interested in starting a col-
lection or adding to one for a
very small investment.
The club has one more
greeting in June and will not
meet again until October.
For information, call 453-
7054.

Did you know?
Little known facts of the
U.S. Naval Service that
occurred during a month of
May:
May 1, 1898: Battle of
Manila Bay.
"4 May 3, 1942: Last sub-
marine evacuation of people
from Corregidor.
May 5, 1961: CDR
Alan B. Shepherd Jr.
becomes first man in space.
"* + May 10, 2009: Happy
Mother's Day to all mothers.
May 13, 1908: Navy
Nurse Corps established.
May 14, 1846: U.S.
Home Squadron establishes
blockade of Mexico.
May, 16, 2009: Armed
Forces Day. )
+ May 25, 2009:
Memorial Day.
Many more facts like the
above are part of and dis-
played at the Military Sea
Services Museum, at the cor-
ner of Kenilworth Boulevard
and Roseland Avenue, every
Wednesday through Saturday
from noon to 4 p.m.
Also, find out about'the
opportunity to purchase a
brick to be, included in the
Memory Walk .at the.
Museum. Call 382-4047 or
47.1-2386..


Special to the News-Sun
AVON PARK South
Florida Community College
., marked the end of its 2008-
S09 academic year on May 7
.. with its annual commence-
ment exercises in the Panther
Gymnasium, Highlands
Campus. SFCC faculty, staff,
administrators, and the fami-
lies of new graduates came
together to celebrate their
accomplishments and
encourage them in their
future endeavors.
Some students accepted
their first college degree with
the anticipation of continuing
their education and earning
many more in the future.
Courtesy photos Some happily waved diplo-
epts his associate in arts degree mas, signifying that they had
iens Jr., SFCC president earned the right to call them-
itions officer for the SFCC selves high school graduates.
ciation, gave the student com- Others accepted the college



COMMUNITY BRIEFS


be $5 each and open to the
public. Food will include
scrambled eggs, bacon,
sausage, fried potatoes with
onions, toast, pancakes,
muffins and coffee cake,
coffee, hot tea, juice and
fruit cups. A carnation will
be given out to each lady.

Jewels in the Night
at Eagles Aerie
SEBRING Sebring
. Eagles Aerie 4240 is hosting
a karaoke party from 3-6
p.m. today. Jewels in the
Night will be spinning discs
for the singers, and if there is
special music guests would
like to sing, bring the discs.
Members will be cooking
up some great food.
The Aerie is at 12921 US
98 in Sebring. Call the club
at 655-4007.

Fireman play at
Moose lodge
LAKE PLACID The
Lake Placid Moose 2374
will host the following
events:
Today Music with
Fireman from 3:30-7:30 p.m
Monday Moose
Legion meets at 7 p.m.
Moose general meeting at
7:30 p.m. 4
For details, call 465-0131.

Woman's Club to
meet for installation
of new officers
SEBRING The GFWC
Woman's Club of Sebring,
4260 Lakeview Drive, will
. hold its installation of offi-
cers meting at noon Monday
The new officers to be
installed for 2009-2010 are:
president, Betty
Wickensimer; first vice pres-
ident, Marjorie Bynum; sec-
ond vice president, Trish
Broksch; third vice presi-
dent, Johnell West; recording
secretary, Ruth Gault; corre-
sponding secretary, Tina
Macagnone; treasurer, Lois
Bechtold; and financial sec-
retary, Betty Podmore.
This luncheon is by previ-
ously paid reservation only.
Members are asked to bring
flip-flops for the Safe House
community project. This will
be the last meeting until
October 2009. For member-
. ship information, call 385-
7268.


Elks plan Mother's
Day breakfast Bates speaks at
.. .chamber luncheon
SEBRING -L;Elks 1529
will have a Mother's Day LAKE PLACID The
Breakfast from 9 a.m. to Greater Lake Placid
'noon today. The price will Chamber of Commerce


membership luncheon will
be Wednesday. Highlands,
County Commissioner
Donald Bates will update the
.. attendees on the status of
many issues in the county.
Wauchula State Bank, is
the sponsor of this luncheon.
The luncheon will be held
at the Lake Placid Elks
Lodge at noon. Cost is $8
per person. Confirm a reser-
vation by calling the cham-
ber at 465-4331 or e-mail
chamber@lpfla.com no later
than Monday.

Southern Starz plays
at VFW 3880
LAKE PLACID The
Veterans of Foreign Wars
3880 will host musicby
Southern Starz today.
Chicken marsala will be
served at 5:30 p.m. for $7.
On Tuesday, the Ladies
Auxiliary meeting is at 10
a.m.
For details, call 699-5444.

Registration under
way for summer
recreation program
AVON PARK A free T-
shirt will be given to the
first 15 paid registrants in
the City of Avon Park
Recreation Summer Program
2009. Only 80 spots in the
program are available.
Events include field trips
to Avon Park High School
pool and Kegel Bowling
Alley. Fee is additional.
Cost is $35 a week and
includes breakfast and
lunch.
First come, first served.
Camp runs June 15 through
Aug. 7 for ages 5-12. The
schedule is from 7:30 a.m.
to 5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Legion Post 69 has
executive meeting
AVON PARK The
American Legion Post 69
will have a meeting of the
Legion/Auxiliary Executive
Board at 6 p.m. Monday.
The regular meeting will
follow at 7 p.m.
For details, call 453-4553'.


credit certificates and occu-
pational certificates that will
launch them into careers they
may follow for the rest of
their lives.
Paul "Ski" Przychocki, the
keynote speaker and a mem-
ber of the class of 2009,
shared his pride in complet-
ing his associate in arts
degree. He urged his class-
mates to adapt to and
embrace the challenges of the
future with tenacity.
"Be aware of what's going
on," Przychocki said. "Don't
have your eyes closed and
your mind shut. Stay open to
new possibilities, new oppor-
tunities. They will be there.
We have the choice of shut-
ting down or taking advan-
tage of them."
Przychocki enrolled in
SFCC upon graduating from
Sebring High School in 2007.
He was a member of a
panel of SFCC Honors
students that made a pres-
entation about hybrid
automobiles at the 2009
Florida Collegiate Honors
Conference, and was the
2009 public relations offi-
cer for SFCC's Student
Government Association.


Candidates for graduation from South Florida Community
College make their way to the Panther Gymnasium for the
2008-09 commencement exercises.


He plans to pursue his bache-
lor's degree in physics and
possibly become a math
teacher.
More than 700 students
applied to graduate for the
2008-09 academic year. Of
those, 555 received or will
receive associate in arts
degrees, associate in science
degrees, associate in applied
science degrees, occupational
certificates, or college credit
certificates. Another 160
graduated from SFCC's
Adult Education program.
Dr. Norman L. Stephens


Jr., SFCC president, spoke on
behalf of the SFCC District
Board of Trustees and the
college by encouraging the
graduates to embrace future
educational opportunities and
to serve their communities
and their nation.
"We expect that you will
continue on your journey,
using most wisely what you
have learned to best serve the
interests of others in our
communities, our great state
of Florida, our nation, and
indeed all the peoples of this
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OBITUARIIES


Loris Doane
SLoris R. "Cy"
Doane, 72, of
Avon Park died
May 6, 2009.
Born in Ogdensburg, N.Y.,
she moved to Avon Park in
1976. He was an accountant,
was a member of First
Baptist Church and served
in the U.S. Army.
He is survived by his wife
of 45 years, Margaret
"Lana;" sons, Daniel
Doane, Michael Edwards,
James Wildish and Donald
Wildish; daughter, Sherri
Jones; five grandchildren
and two great-grandchil-
dren.
Visitation will be from 2-
3 p.m. today at First Baptist
Church with service follow-
ing at 3 p.m. with Dr.
Vernon Harkey officiating.
Memorial contributions may
be made to the Good
Shepherd Hospice,
Stephenson-Nelson Funeral
Home, Avon Park, is in
charge of arrangements.

, Betty M. Johnson'
Betty M. J6hnson, 84, of
Sebring died May 7, 2009.
Born in Crystal Falls,
Mich., she had been a resi-
dent of Sebring since 1986.
She worked as a teacher and
was a member of Our Lady
of Grace Catholic Church in
Avon Park.
She is survived by her
cousins, Jean Wicklund and
Priscilla Stuber.
A Memorial Mass will be
held at 11 a.m. Thursday,
May 14 at Our Lady of
Grace Catholic Church with
Father Nick McLaughlin
officiating. Cremation
arrangements entrusted to
Stephenson-Nelson Funeral
Home, Sebring.


Mart Lawson. Jr.
Mart Lawson
Jr., 82, of Avon
Park died May 8,
2009. Born in
Sandyhuff, W.Va., he moved
to Avon Park in 1996. He
was a retired staff sergeant
in the U.S. Air Force, hav-
ing served in the World War
II, the Korean War and the
Vietnam War. He was a
member of First Baptist
Church.
He is survived by his wife
of 57 years, Chesney; son,
Anthony S.; daughter,
Gwendolyn Stewart; five
grandchildren and seven
great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held
from 5-7 p.m. Monday in
Stephenson-Nelson Funeral
Home, Avon Park. Funeral
service will be at 10 a.m.
Tuesday, May 12 at the
funeral home with Dr.
Vernon Harkey officiating.
Burial will follow at 2:30.
p.m. in Florida National
Cemetery in Bushnell.

John Lunsford
John Hosea Lunsford, 75,
a lifetime resident of Avon
Park, died May 2, 2009.
Before retirement, he was a
skilled machinist and
welder and a self-employed
building contractor special-
izing in equine facilities.
Survivors include his
wife, Mary; son John Jr.;
daughter, Carla Robbins;
and five grandchildren.
A memorial service was
held May 9 at Stephenson-
Nelson Funeral Home, Avon
Park, with the Rev. John
Girdley officiating.

This obituary is being reprinted
due to an error
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Mary E. Ogle
Mary E. Ogle, 85, of Lake
Placid died May 6, 2009..
Born in Philadelphia, she
moved to Lake Placid 23
years ago. She was a mem-
ber of St. Francis of Assisi
Episcopal Church of Lake
Placid.
She is survived by her
loving children, Donna A.
Marquart and Thomas H.
Ogle; a sister, Alma Bruck;
three grandchildren and one
great-grandson.
A service will be held at
11 a.m. Wednesday, May 13
at St. Francis of Assisi
Episcopal Church, 43 Lake
June Road; in Lake Placid,
with Rev. Elizabeth Myers
celebrating. Family suggest
donations be made in her
memory to the National
Ovarian Cancer Coalition,
4900 Hopyard Road Suite
100, Pleasanton, CA 94588.
Arrangements entrusted to
Scott Funeral Home, Lake
Placid.

Donald Peters
Donald Peters,
81, of Sebring
died May 4,
2009. Born in
Buffalo, N.Y., he was a vet-
eran of the U.S. Army serv-
ing during the Korean,
Conflict. He retired from
Seneca Steel in Buffalo
moving to Sebring in 1992.
He is survived by his
step-children, Jean Collins,
Gary Law, Donna Colby,
and Herman Steele.
Memorials are requested
to the Highlands County
Humane Society. Morris
Funeral Chapel, Sebring, is
in charge of arrangements.


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Area businesses come together to


support first 'Paws & Claws' Pet Day


Special to the News-Sun
SEBRING Highlands
Ridgel hosted the first ever
-Paws & Claws" Pet Day, a
benefit' for the Humane
Society of Highlands County
on April 18,. .
"With so many of our res-
idents being pet owners and
lovers, it just seemed like
the perfect way to do some
good .for homeless animals
in our count\," said Julie
Buig. the activities and
%ent planner for Highlands
Ridge. Our community
al j rallies around a good
cause and-,the- support they
I' owed i- i's.worth' of

Raisin moree than $2.183
pi'ves.just that/A check \%as
recently prieentid to
Burb.ira ClaiV','president of
the board of directors for the
Humane Sodietfy by 'the Pet
Day Volunteer Committee
and Kevin Galloway, owner
of Roadhouse Grill. The vol-
unteers that put this
fundraising event together
consisted of Sylvia Rankin,
Sue Shellhammer, Gerry
Earley, Denise Beauparlant,
Loreta Segar, who are all
Highlands Ridge residents,
and Burg. The event was
held at Founders Hall,
Highlands Ridge South in
Avon Park.
"We had such support
from local businesses in the
county. donating gift cards


Eco-Alliai

Special to the News-Sun
SEBRING After seeing
a flyer posted for the
Higi dswuRidge-Paws &
ClaW.P.'Pe Day, Ken Fowler,
o_\ -r of the Alliance of
Florida. a Sebring-based
conp.ian\. w\as compelled to
geti k. olved w ith the benefits
for the Humane Society of
Hiehilands CountN. His corn-'
pun W t.ed $1 for e'ery
altel i -ibat came to the
fiist animi'al-.event held in
Founders Hall at Highlands
SRidge South on April 18.
i Eco-Alliance of Florida is
S synthetic sod supply com-
pany that sells directly to
.landscape supply compa-
nies, landscapers and gener-
al contractor. Their market.
is, the state ol Florida and
beyond. "This sod is so new-
that we invite companies to
learn about: the sod and
become certified Eco-
Alliance installers or suppli-
ers. At that point, we shift
our focus to lead generation
for the new installer,"
Fowler said.


and door. prizes, we, were
truly astonished and 'thank-
ful. It cost us absolutely zero
dollars to put on the event,
which means every penny
went to the Humane
Society," Burg said.
There was a costume con-
test and a largest and small-
est dog contest with the win-
oers receiving gift cards
from areN, restaurants.
Exhibitors who participated
the da\ of the event were all
pet-related, 'like Peteo, Pet
Supermarket, Dog De.igns
by Dana and Front',Porch
Dogs Boutique. Foeus on
You Photography y.-'Glen
Shelhammer took-.profes-
sional photos of pe and
thei-, dw'iers. Roadhouse
Grill sold peanuts with all
the' profits going to the
Humane Society. There were
demonstrations by Sebring
Police .Department K-9
* Officer Bret Hinkle and his
dog, .Fea and by Highlands
County Sheriff's K-9
Deputy Will Gentry and his
dog, Roni. The, demonstra-
tions included an impressive
drug search and the always
exciting attack command.
In conjunction with the
event, there was a Pet Photo
Contest raising, more than
$988, with the winner
receiving a $50 Publix gift
card, and the photo on the
cover of Highlands Ridge's
monthly publication, The


S ',, ', ; '"t.W.9 Courtesy photo
A check was recidtly presented to Barbara Clark, president of the board of directors for
the Humane Society, by the Pet Day Volunteer Committee, and Kevin Galloway, owner of
Roadhouse Grill. The volunteers that put this fundraising event together consisted of
Sylvia Rankin, Sue Shellhammer, Gerry Earley, Denise Beauparlant, Loreta Segar, who
are all Highlands Ridge residents, and Julie Burg.


Gazette. There was also a
pet food drive and a moun-
tain of much-needed dog and
cat food was donated.,
The Humane Society
brought several adoptable
puppies to the event and a
12-week-old shepherd mix
found a new forever home
with Jamie Rodgers, a
Sebring resident. A.Sebring-
based company, Eco-
Alliance of Florida, donated
$1 for every person that


attended the: event. Owner.
Ken Fowler said, "Most of
the people in our company
come from a volunteer back-
ground. We are equally in
love with our pets and want-
ed to give to this worthwhile
cause." ..
Burg said, "All in all, it
was truly a successful first-
year event. Everyone in
attendance, people and pets,
had a great time. We are
already planning next year's


event to be bigger and better,
and hope to have the support
of the entire county. Thank
you to all the volunteers,
sponsors, exhibitors and
attendees who helped make
our first benefit for the
Humane Society a huge suc-
cess!"
If you would like to sup-
port this event or become,
involved, contact Burg at
471-1115 or e-mail
Julie@highlandsridge.com.


ice of Florida donates to Paws & Claws Pet Day


He also Pwns The Eco
Outdoor Living of Florida,
which is a company that pro-
%ides consultation and out-
door designs to the customer
that includes a wide range of
products. such as pools,
paser brick driveways, syn-.
thetic sod yards, natural sod
)ards, featuring the EZ-Flow
liquid fertigation systems,
outdoor -rooms .... 94,toor
kitcheyrs1, -putting greens,
bocce ball courts and much
more.
"We found that by giving
the customer a fresh, profes-
sional outdoor living consul-
tation and ultimately provid-
ing them with eco-friendly,
cost-saving products from
local contractors that! they
have known for years, their
purchasing experience was
greatly improved and in turn
these same customers and
contractors love to donate
their time and money,"
Fowler said.
"We are to a point that our
businesses are able to donate
a substantial percentage to


our non-profit company,
Contractors That Care.
Through this organization.
the funds are collected:,.al-
lied and eventually distrib-
uted to variouss local needs
in our community. I realized
that I could adopt a lifeblood
of donation from day dnel
This is what %we did. If we
didn't ha'e the inoni to
.4. ... t ,


donate, then we donated our
time. We did it for us, for our
kids and its fun." Fowler
said.
The Pa%-s & Pets Claw
Da\ %\as e\actl the t.pe of
event that Eco-Alliance of
Florida %\ill support. Fowler
and his employees are also
%working %tith Darrell Scott.
Highlands Animal Control.


and are providing the skilled
labor for new benches by the
dog pens and runs.
If interested in synthetic
sod or eco-friendly outdoor
products, or to find out more
about Contractors That Care.
contact Eco-Alliance of
Florida at 471-0000 or \isit
them on the Web at
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Ridge Area

Arc wins

Community

Life Award

Special to the News-Sun
AVON PARK The
Agency for Persons with
Disabilities (APD) wanted to
acknowledge providers and:
staff annually who have gone
above and beyond in helping,
people reach their dreams, so.
they piloted an "Annual Area,
Quality Service Awards" pro-.
gram in collaboration with
the Area 14 Family Care
Council. Each award is
decided by .commitment and
dedication in helping people
with disabilities realize their
outcomes. This year was the
third awards program.
This year the APD present-,
ed a new award, the.
"Community Life Award".,
Community involvement is.
so very important to have
because it can enhance the
quality of lives for so many
individuals. Being connected
with your community plays,
an important role when'
developing social ties and
trust in others. The communi-
ty has many resources for:
personal support, enjoyment'
and development. It builds a -
foundation and helps one
realize their true sense of ful-
fillment.
Jennifer Monje with the
APD presented to the award
to Ridge Area Arc. Although'
Arc provides numerous serv-'
ices that have connected indi-,'
viduals with developmental,
and other disabilities to the
community, the focus of this.
award was on their dedica-'
tion and commitment in pro-
viding employment services.
Their Community
Employment director aid
Employment Serv ices spe-
cialists have dedicated their
careers to assisting indi idu-
als in becoming more inde-
pendent b traiinand ed
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Florida, benefitting the Humane Society of Highlands
County.


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Continued from page 6A
eating them to reach their
capabilities and by providing
them with the opportunity to
choose and realize their goals
through job placement, work
experience opportunities, job
coaching, employability
skills training and follow-
along services.
Because of their success
in having the ability to net-
work with so many entities in
both the private and public
se-tors, they have been able
to develop everlasting con-
tacts based on good business
relationships. They have
been known for their hard
work and dedication to
Disability Mentoring Day,
which promotes career devel-
opment through hands-on
career exploration. They
have opened the doors and
found employment for many
individuals who thought at
one point in time they could
never find a job or were
labeled by VR as being
"unemployable." They have-
now expanded their services
to all three counties in Area
1,4 and have entered into a
supported employment con-
tiact and are now providing
supported employment serv-
ices to many individuals on,
our waitlist. Over all, many
individuals who have had any


rea Arc wins award


Courtesy photo
Candice Ciesla (from left), Arc Program and Services direc-
tor, joins Arc Executive Director Rhonda Beckman,
Cameron Barnard, Arc director of Community Employment,
and Cindy Marshall, Arc's director of Program Development
and Special STARS coordinator, in accepting the Agency for
Persons with Disabilities (APD) 'Community Life Award.'


involvement with this,
provider are now learning to
live and lead happier and
more fulfilled lives.
Another program that
APD pointed out was the
Special STARS program Arc
staff members volunteer their
own time to make the pro-
gram a success, not only for
the individuals served by
Ridge Area Arc, but other
agencies in the area. STAR
events and activities combine
individuals with disabilities
and members of the commu-
nity.


Monje thanked Arc for
their continued commitment
in assisting individuals in
reaching their goal: of
employment and for their
support and leadership within
the community.
Ridge Area Arc, 120 W.
College Drive in Avon Park,
is a non-profit charitable
organization that is providing
a continuum of services for
adults with developmental
and other disabilities.
Arc is funded in part by
The United Way of Central
Florida.


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News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS
Sebring Fire Department fireflghter/E.M.T. Jimmy Baker throws a safety rope to a fellow
firefighter during a water rescue exercise in Lake Jackson.


Firefighters get wet for training


Continued from page 1A
"true emergencies," Batz
said.
. The classes are all taught
in-house by instructors like
Batz, who is a level three
certified instructor with the
State of Florida.
While there is no standard
curriculum, the skills and
techniques resemble other
water rescue and safety
classes, but' are refined for


the department's specific
needs.
Red Cross and lifeguard
training courses are'very
similar to what is covered in
the training.
"We take that and adapt it
to our needs and our equip-
ment," Batz said.
There are only minimum
standards set by the National
Fire Protection Agency,
which are met by the SFD-
developed training.


The average class takes
about eight hours, but that's
after taking the class before
and learning all the tech-
niques when initially hired
- which takes much longer.
"Typically a new hire
takes about 24 hours of
training," Batz said. "Then
they are tested on each tech-
nique, boat operations, and
once they pass they fall into
annual training."


First-graders celebrate their moms


Continued from page IA
dium's from bulbs a few
weeks ago.
"We want to thank Bob
Hartman, the owner of
Classic Caladiums in Avon
Park, for donating the bulbs,
pots and potting soil," Van
Note said.
The children didn't give
away any family secrets. But


Dylan McMinn said his
mom, Susan, loves to eat
chicken. Lizzie Belotte said
her mom, Lori's, favorite
dessert is upside down
pineapple cake. And Kyle
Fronda's mom, Joed, loves to
.eat squid.
Wayne Graham's great-
grandmother, Gigi. June
Cravey, attended the party as
.' \ .. .


well as his mother, Brenda
Lockhard. Ariana Bullington
had both grandmothers
attending, Marie Bullington
and Patrina Whittington, as
well as her mom Alisha
Bullington and her younger
brother Ryan. And Ava Curtis
was thrilled when her grand-
mother, Estela Gonzalez,
arrived early and stayed late.


- Altersberger has one more court date


Continued from page IA
to make Friday's hearing so Hunter scheduled
what will be the last day to hear arguments
before making his decision.
When he asked the. prosecution if it
planned on bringing any witnesses during the
later date, the attorneys said they didn't think
it would be necessary.
"We do not anticipate putting anybody on
based on what we heard today," said Paul


* Wallace of the State Attorney's Office.
After the last witness takes the stand on
May 22, both sides will make their final argu-
ments and Hunter will start making his deci-
-sion whether Altersberger will get life in jail
or the death penalty.
"He can take as long a time as he wants or
as short a time," before he hands down the
final sentence, said Steve Houchin of the
State Attorney's Office.


SFCC graduates celebrate


Continued from page 5A
world," Stephens said. "We
hope you will continue to
learn as you experience life
along with its victories and
its challenges. As a result of
your education and your
efforts, we envision a better
life for alL"
Stephens recognized six
honors graduates, Maria
Arroyo, Bobbie Bean,
Michael Garcia, Christine
Tudor, Thomas Underwood,
and James Wadian III, for
academic excellence, out-
standing leadership, and
strong citizenship.
Faculty selected by the
SFCC Faculty Council to
serve as marshals were
Elizabeth Andrews, Joel
Boydston, Dr. Brian Deery,
Dr. Theresa James, Lena
Phelps-Ellerker, Bob
Sconyers, Ricardo Pantoja,
and Yvette Stowers-Haralson.
Soloist Tiffany Elliot sang
"Please Remember Me."
Javier Gonzalez interpreted
the program in sign language.
Members of the SFCC
Board of Trustees in atten-
dance were Tami Cullens,




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Three friends share a moment together before South Florida
Community College's annual commencement exercises.


chair, David Leidel, vice
chair, Gary Delatorre, Joan
Hartt, Dr. Louis Kirschner,
and Richard Maenpaa.
Distinguished guests were
Wally Cox, Highlands
County superintendent of
schools, John Shoop, presi-
dent, SFCC Foundation's
Board of Directors, Dr.
Catherine Cornelius, presi-
*


dent emerita. South Florida
Community College, Andrew
Jackson, college attorney,
and Wendell Williams, for-
mer trustee and former char-
ter member of the state Board
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The invocation and bene-
diction were delivered by
Pastor Andrew Katsanis of
Grace Bible Church.


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Sebring gets a new


fire truck for its fleet


By ED BALDRIDGE
ed.baldridge@newssun.com
SEBRING Sebring City Council gave
the green light to Fire Chief Brad Batz to
the purchase of a new fire truck at
Tuesday's meeting.
The $410,610 truck came in just a bit.
over budget because of recent price
increase, but council'.decided to fund the
difference from its contingency fund.
"After we turned down the first set of
bids, we became eligible to piggy-back our
bid with the Florida Sheriff's Bid Contract.
This new truck meets. all the DOT and
NFPA guidelines," Batz said.
According to a report from Batz, the total
package includes $44,100 worth of loose


equipment as well.
The Pierce Arrow XT Heavy Duty
Pumper will be replacing the surplus 1989
KME Fire Engine that is still in the fire
department's fleet.
Batz told council that the city was only
offered $3,000 trade-in for the old truck
with .the manufacturer, and that he would be
putting it on Govdeal.com, a Web site dedi-
cated to helping governments sell their sur-
plus in an attempt to get a better price.
Council also approved a performance.
bond for the $33,355 difference in budget
so that the city could take advantage of the
additional $13.000 discount for a cash pay-.
ment to the manufacturer.


Making the news


News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS
Fisher Miller (from left), 7; Aundrea Goddard, 7; Noah Roth, 6; Darek Blackburn, 7;
Michael Meeks, 7; Ror Roth, 7, visit the 'News-Sun' on Saturday morning with Cub
Scout Pack 156's the Tiger Cub den. in Sebring. This was the den's last requirement for-
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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 deci-
sion or mail a copy to the
paper and the News-Sun will
be happy to report that infor-
mation. The News-Sun is at
2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring,
FL 33870.

The following people were
booked into the Highlands,
County Jail on Thursday,
May 7:
* Tatiana Lee Bodon, 18, of
Lake Placid, was charged
with battery.
* Darren David Cheatham,
19, of Sebring, was charged
with battery.
* Thomas Coleman, 19, of
Lake Wales, was charged,
with driving while license
suspended or revoked, resist-
ing an officer without vio-
lence.
*- Travis Rashaan Holder,
24, of Orlando, was charged
with driving while license
suspended or revoked.
*: Felipe Martin Martin, 27,
of, Avon Park, was charged
with violation of a municipal
ordinance.
*: Telly Othello McDugle,
33, of Avon Park, was
charged with failure to
appear reference knowingly
driving with license suspend-
ect or revoked.
*: Paul Duane Nicholson,
23, of Frostproof, was
cliarged with trespassing and
simple assualt on a law
enforcement officer.
* William Lloyd Rook, 25,
of: Sebring. registered as a
criminal "reference cruelty
toward a child.
*: Justin Howard Savacool,
24,of Lake Placid, was
arrested on two out-of-county
warrants reference posses-
sion of marijuana and viola-
tion of probation for carrying
a concealed firearm.
* Clinton Anthony Smith,
37, of Sebring, was charged
with hit and run, driving
while license suspended or
revoked, fleeing/eluding
police. .
* Troy Austin Sullivan, 22,
of, Bradenton, was charged
with violation of municipal
ordinance reference violation
of. treatment agreement for
Hillsborough County.
* Louis Timothy Wells, 38,
of Avon Park, was charged
with two counts of withhold-
'lig support.

The following people were
booked into the Highlands
County Jail on Wednesday,
May 6:
Nelson Steve Adams, 53,
of Sebring, was charged with
violation of probation or
community control reference
violation of injuction protec-
tion.


* Joseph Leroy Francione,
46, of Avon Park, registered
as a criminal reference pos-
session of clonazipam, pos-
session of drug paraphernalia
and possession of metham-
phetamine.
* Kevin Eugene Gendron,
46, of Sebring, was charged
with kidnap/false imprison-
ment of an adult, battery.
* Ellsworth Scott
Hawthorn, 36, of Avon Park,
was charged with possession
of marijuana and possession
of narcotic equipment.
* James Arthur Hill, 32, of
Sebring, was charged with
parole violation reference
retaking addiciton recovery
release.
* Gary Dean Jenkins, 57, of
Avon Park, was charged with
three counts of withholding
support.
* Jennifer Estella Kennedy,
39, of Sebring, was charged
with DUI (second offense).
* Alejandro Rafael Lopez-
Gomez, 45, of Lake Placid,
was charged with possession
of cocaine.
* Dominique Antwan
McKinnie, 20, of Sebring,
was charged with violation of
probation reference petit
theft.
* Shasta Marie Morse, 32,
of Lake Placid, was arrested
on two out-of-county war-
rants reference conspiracy to
sell/deliver controlled sub-
stance and sale/delivery of
controlled substance.
*Luz Carmen Nunez, 57, of
Miramar, was charged with
three counts of failure to
appear reference scheme to
defraud, grand theft and
unauthorized practice of law.
* Crystal Lyn Rich, 23, of
Sebring was charged with
two counts of violation of
probation reference false
information to a pawn broker,
trafficking in stolen property.
* Mitchell Landol
Rodriguez, 47, of Sebring,
registered as a criminal refer-
ence possession of cocaine.
* Kimberly Nicole Walden,
24, of Sebring, was charged
with cruelty toward a child.
* Laurence Carl Whalen,
57, of Lorida, was charged
with producing marijuana,
trafficking marijuana and
possession of narcotic equip-
ment.
* Joshua Stephan Winkler,
24, of Sebring, was charged
with driving with an .expired
license, burglary and dealing
in stolen property.
* Brandon Blake Wyngaard,
21, of Sebring, was charged'
with DUI (first offense).
* Jody Lynn Young, 47, of
Lake Placid, was arrested on


two out-of-county warrants
reference uttering a forged
instrument and grand theft.

The following people were
booked into the Highlands
County Jail on Tuesday, May.
5:
* Vincent Paul Fiore, 25, of
Sebring, was charged with
resisting an officer without
violence and violation of pro-
bation reference possession
of cocaine.
* Matthew Robert Freeland,
20, of Alturas, was charged
with violation of probation
reference possession of drug
paraphernalia.
* Justin Dawayne Hatchett,
24, of Avon Park, registered
as a criminal reference pos-
session of controlled sub-
stance without a prescription.
* Jose Antonio Hernandez,
41, of Orlando, was charged
with two counts of failure to
appear reference DUI (first
offense) and knowingly driv-
ing with license suspended or
revoked.
* Frederick Charles
Holecek, 29, of Sebring, was
charged with battery.
* Mary Ann Jackson, 53, of
Avon Park, was charged with
violation of probation refer-
ence possession of cocaine.
+ Gustavo Eslava Jimenez,
23, of Clinton, N.C., was
charged with operating a
motor vehicle without a valid
license.
* Nathaniel Anthony Kelly,
41, of Lake Placid, registered
as a criminal reference lewd
assault/sexual battery on a
victim under 16 years of age.
* Dale Roger Leland, 49, of
Avon Park, was charged with
violation of a municipal ordi-
nance reference failure to
appear for lqwd/lascivious
molestation of a victim over
the age of 12 but under the
age of 16.
* Homero Mendoz, 22, of
Sebring, was charged with
two counts of failure to
appear reference possession
of methamphetamine and use
or possession of drug para-
phernalia.
* Jesus Gonzalez Paredes,
29, of Sebring, was charged
with violation of a municipal
ordinance.
* Alberto Perez, 34, was
charged with perjury.
* Sherice Latrall Robinson,
31, of Lake Placid, was
charged with violation of a
municipal ordinance refer-
ence possession of cocaine.
* Ortland Clifford Williams,
21, of Lake Placid, was
charged with larceny, crimes
against a person, battery.
* Robert Eugene Williams,
43, of Sebring, was charged
with taking possession of a
wild alligator without a tag.
* Beverly Ann Wingo, 50,
of Lake Placid, was charged
with possession of narcotic
equipment and possession of
a controlled substance with-
out a prescription.


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I have always worked in customer service oriented professions. I have done many types of work,
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ers have been recorded passing
through" the state, said Thomas C
Emmel, director of the Division ol
Lepidoptera Research at the University
of Florida and director of the Museum
of Natural History's McGuire Center
for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity, in
Gainesville.
There's the common buckeye, which
has target-shaped eyespots on its wings.
A bird looking for dinner might be
scared away by the buckeye's big eye-
spots, thinking it is looking at another
bird.
Nature endowed many butterflies in
their various stages of life with a "cov-
er.", Chrysalises (cocoons) sometimes
look like dried-up leaves or twigs.
The orange and blacR monarch is
perhaps the most recognized butterfly.
Adults in this milkweed subfamily of
the brush-footed clan fly thousands of


miles north and south each year, stop-
ping to sleep at night along Florida's
two coasts.
Giant skippers Can go 40 miles per
hour while darting through sand dunes
in pursuit of mates and food. They live
fast and die fast. Most die after a few
days on the wing,.Emmel said.
Some of Florida's largest butterflies
most of the 10 swallowtail species -
occur in every county. The boldly pat-
terned giant swallowtail is one such
familiar insect. Despite the giant swal-
lowtail's beauty, which makes it wel-
c o m e in gardens, its caterpillar (larval
stage) is considered a very
minor enemy of citrus
growers. It is aptly
named the "orange dog."
The lemon-yellow
cloudless sulfur
idpurple migrates in large
groups. between September and
November. Motorists may spot millions
heading south. Their spring migration
north is less notable because it is spread
out over more months. This species
breeds in Florida on cassia weeds and
planted shrubs.
"Butterflies are little more than mo-
bile egg carriers," said Dr. Jaret Dan-
'iels, UF assistant professor of entomol-
ogy and assistant director of research
for the McGuire Center. "They are the
epitome of life based on reproduction."
During their short,
few-week existence,
they lay eggs. Af-
ter another week or
two, the eggs hatch to
become caterpillars.
"Butterflies tend to be
found near the -
plants on which ,, .,


their larvae
(caterpillars)
feed "
Daniels
noted.
Caterpillars
are leaf-
eating
machines
for
another one to three weeks.
to three
weeks before attaching themselves to
leaves or twigs. After a power nap, the
caterpillar begins fthe metamorpho-
sis into a chrysalis. Then, viola! The
chrysalis becomes a lovely butterfly in
another one to three weeks.
Butterflies are important pollina-r
tors, as are moths and bees. They
are also like the proverbial canary in
a coal mine. When theiroved helpabitat suf-
fers, their numbers fal, indicating that
something is wrong. Luckily, butter-
flies reproduce often and they're pretty
enough to attract mankind's attention,
even though they're just bugs. Human
interventions have proved helpful.a
Thee atala, a South Florida hair-
streak, is living proof. In 1965, the
only known colony of atalas was in a
state park near Fort Lauderdale. Then
that colony died. Luckily, another
colony turned up on Virginia Key in
thm late 1970s. With the aid of local
conservationists, potted coontie mergelants
were placed where this last colony
% a s found. As programmed by nature,
the atalas landed on their favorite
tcoonle plants and laid eggs. People

momed the eggs to other locations,
Sw h.er new colonies emerged.
"Today, the atala has made a spec-
tacular recovery," Emmer said.


The minute you
pass through the
air-blast door into
the garden, but-
terflies may land on
you, especially if you'" e
picked a sunny day to visit
the Butterfly Rainforest at the
Florida Museum of Natural
History in Gainesville. Ex-
otic species from all over the
world fly from plant to arm
inside this screened butterfly
heaven.
The garden is the show-
place for the adjacent
McGuire Center for Lepi-
doptera and Biodiversity,
where University of Florida
assistant professor of ento-
mology Dr. Jaret Daniels and
others give nature a helping
hand. Inside the center are
racks of pupae (chrysalises)
from other continents. Some
look like twigs, others like
curled leaves, and still others
like gold ear bobs and jew-
els.
Today's pupae are tomor-
row's butterflies, usually.
In a .separate lab for Mi-
ami blue butterflies, Daniels
supervises breeding efforts
for that state-endangered in-
sect.
Daniels has been a hands-
on insect enthusiast' since he
was a kid in Wisconsin.
"I collected silk moth
caterpillars in a coffee can,
and it was fascinating to see
a new silk moth emerge," he
-- 1 "' A -- -'---T- "


He's still watching and now
helping. Saving the Miami
blue butterfly is one of the
notable projects under Dan-
iels' care as assistant director
of research at the McGuire
Center on the UF campus.
In special labs, he and others
feed the Miami blue artificial
nectar melon-flavored and
passion-fruit sports drinks -
on a cotton swab, to sustain
the species.
In the 1950s and '60s,
the small butterflies lived in
a U-shaped area from Tampa
on the west coast to Cape Ca-
naveral on the east.


"By the
'70s and
'80s, their
numbers plum-.
meted and they
%ere only seen
V' in extreme South
Florida," Daniels said.
"From 1992, after Hurricane
Andrew, through 1999, we
couldn't find any and people
feared they had become ex-
tinct."
As has happened with
other species, park land
proved to be an oasis. A
small population of the Mi-
ami blue turned up at Bahia
Honda State Park. The U.S.
Fish and Wildlife Service
and later the Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission (FWC) sought help
developing a breeding, con-
servation and management
plan for the Miami blue.


Dr. Jaret Daniels examines a Miami
blue at the McGuire Center.
Since 2003, the lab raised
more than 30,000 Miami
blues by collecting eggs
from the wild and giving
them a better chance of sur-
vival under laboratory con-
ditions.
"We're making progress
on where we can release
them,"'Daniels said. Place--
ment of the butterflies re-
quires blending politics and
the human element with sci-
ence.
"We give the FWC tre-
mendous credit for bring-
ing agencies together to talk
about threats to the butterfly.
and how to mitigate those
threats," Daniels said. De-
spite progress, Daniels said
the Miami blue battle is all
uphill.
"We're also working on
other species before they get
to the stage of the Miami
blue so far gone that there
is no guarantee of success.
The FWC is adopting the
best approach: Keep com-
mon species common."


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"Every hour, three spe-
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up to 150 species are lost.
Every year, between 18,000
and 55,000 species become
extinct," Ahmed DJoghlaf
said on Earth Day 2009 for a
United Nations environmen-
tal program the Convention
on Biological Diversity.
Some people are deter-
mined to slow down exinc-
tion rates for animals and
plants. Work to save the MI,
ami blue butterfly In Florida
is one example of citizen.
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ernment cooperation to save
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The nonprofit Wildlife
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offered numerous grants to
the Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission
(FWC) and to others to help
maintain biological diversity.
One Wildlife Foundation
of Florida grant, courtesy of
the Longbrake Family Foun-
dation, provided funds to
build a butterfly garden at
the Chlnsegut Nature Con
ter near Brool.sville. The


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Tallalhassee, FL 32302. To
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write "butterflies' in the
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information, call 850-922.
1066 or visit www.wildlife-
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT-
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,'
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
CASE NO.': 08000912GCS
BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.,
PLAINTIFF,
-VS-
RAJNATH MOTILAL, AS PERSONAL
REPRESENTATIVE OF THE ESTATE OF
MOTILAL SINANAN, DECEASED, ET AL.,
DEFENDANTSS.
NOTICE OF ACTION
CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE
TO: RADHA SAMPATH; KRISHENDEO MOTI-
LAL
whose residence is unknown If he/she/they be
living; and if he/she/they be dead, the un-
known defendants who may be spouses,
heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, lienors,
creditors, trustees, and all parties claiming an
interest by;-through, under or against the De-
fendants, who are not known to be dead or
alive, and all parties having or claiming to
have any right, title or interest in the property
described in the mortgage being foreclosed
herein.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to
foreclose a mortgage on the following proper-
ty:
LOT 13, BLOCK, 175, OF LEISURE LAKES,
SECTION THREE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6,
PAGE 25, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
has been filed against you and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your written defens-
es, If any, to it on DAVID J. STERN, ESQ.
Plaintiff's attorney, whose address is 900
South Pine Island Road #400, Plantation, Flor-
ida 33324-3920 on or before June 10, 2009
(no later than 30 days from the date of the
first publication of this notice of action) and
file the original with the clerk of 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 filed here-
in.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this
Court at HIGHLANDS County, Florida, this 5th
day of May, 2009.
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY: /s/ Sara Turnbull
DEPUTY CLERK
LAW OFFICES OF DAVID J. STERN, P.A
ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF
801 S. UNIVERSITY DRIVE, SUITE 500
PLANTATION, FL 33324
(954) 233-8000
08-65916(FM)(NATB)
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS -
WITH DISABILITIES,ACT, persons with disa-
bilities needing a special accommodation
should contact COURT ADMINISTRATION, at
the HIGHLANDS County Courthouse at 863-
471-5313, 1-800-955-8771 (TDD) or 1-800-
955-8770, via Florida Relay Service.
May 10, 17, 2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. GC-09-0505
COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING
L.P.
Plaintiff,
-vs-
ROBERT L. LAYTON; MICHELLE F. LAYTON;
UNKNOWN TENANT I; UNKNOWN TENANT II;
and any unknown heirs, devisees, grantees,
creditors, and other unknown persons or un-
known spouses claiming by, through and un-
der any of the above-named Defendants,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: UNKNOWN TENANT I
3028 BEECH STREET
LAKE PLACID, FL 33852
UNKNOWN TENANT II
3028 BEECH STREET
LAKE PLACID, FL 33852
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS STATED,
CURRENT RESIDENCE UNKNOWN
And any unknown heirs, devisees, grant-


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ees, creditors and other unknown persons or
unknown spouses claiming by, through and
under the above-named Defendant(s), if de-
ceased or whose last known addresses are
unknown.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an ac-
tion to foreclose Mortgage covering the fol-
lowing real and personal property described.
as follows, to-wit:
Lot 160, BLOCK 3, of LEISURE LAKES,
SECTION 4a, according to plat thereof record-
ed in Plat Book 8, Page 80, of the Public Re-
cords of Highlands County, Florida.
has been filed against you and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your written defens-
es, if any, to it on Emily Jane Hansen, Butler &
Hosch, P.A., 3185 South Conway Road, Suite
E, Orlando, Florida 32812 and file the original
with the Clerk of the above-styled Court on or
before 30 days from the first publication, oth-
erwise a Judgment may be entered against
you for the relief demanded in the Complaint.
WITNESS my hand and seal of said Court
on the 30th day of April, 2009.
If you are a person with a disability who
needs any accommodation in order to partici-
pate In this proceeding, you are entitled, at no
cost to you, to the provision of certain assis-
tance. Please contact the Office of the Court
Administrator, (941) 534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this notice; if
you are hearing or voice impaired, call (TDD)
(941) 534-7777, or Florida Relay Service 800-
955-8770.
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY: /s/ Ann Kopp
Deputy Clerk
April 10,17, 2009



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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 09-198-GCS
HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK,
Plaintiff,
vs.
CLARENCE P. SMITH, SR.; AND ANY AND
.ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE
-HEREIN NAMED DEFENDANT(S)-WHO ARE
NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE,
WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY
CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS,
DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER
CLAIMANTS; TENANT #1, TENANT #2,
TENANT #3, AND TENANT #4, THE NAMES
BEING FICTITIOUS TO ACCOUNT FOR PAR-
TIES IN POSSESSION,
Defendants..
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: Clarence P. Smith, Sr.
Last Known Address: 307 North Ruth
Road, Avon Park, FL 33825
Current Mailing Address: unknown
Current Residence: unknown
YOU ARE NOTIFIED, that an action to Fore-
closure of Mortgage on the following property
in Highlands County, Florida:
Lot 2, Lot 3, Lot 4, and Lot 5, in Block 4, of
AVON PARK ESTATES, UNIT III, according to
the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 10,
Page 43, of the Public Records of Highlands
County, Flo,rida. '
The Real Property tax identification num-
ber is C-19-33-28-080-0040-0020.
Real Property Address: 307 North Ruth
Road, Avon Park, FL 33825, n/k/a 221 Ballard
Road, Avon Park, FL 33825.
has been filed against you and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your written defens-
es, if any, to it on Mark A. Sessums, Plaintiff's
Attorney, whose address is 625 Commerce
Drive, Suite 304, Lakeland, FL 33813, on or
before the 3rd day of June, 2009, a date which
is within thirty (30) days after the first publi-
cation of this Notice in the NEWS-SUN and file
the original with the Clerk of this Court either
before service on Plaintiff's Attorney or imme-
diately thereafter; otherwise, a default will be
entered against you for the relief demanded in


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the Complaint.
DATED this 4th day of May, 2009.
Clerk of the Court
By: /s/ Sara Turnbull
As Deputy Clerk
Published on the 10th day of May, 2009, in
the News-Sun.
May 10, 17, 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,
Defendants)
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: GERSON SANCHEZ
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 342 FAIRFIELD
AVENUE
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


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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/ SaraTurnbull
As 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-000503
Division:
TAYLOR, BEAN AND WHITAKER
MORTGAGE CORPORATION,
Plaintiff,
-vs-
JOHN B. EDMONDS, et al,
Defendants)
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: CHRISTIAN, SAVILLE
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 1365 Winslow Lane
North Port, FL 34286
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:
THE SOUTHWEST 1/2 OF LOT 14 AND ALL
OF LOT 15, BLOCK 218, CARVA HILLS SUB-
DIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THERE-
OF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE
110, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGH-
LANDS 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 4th day of May, 2009.
ROBERT W. GERMAINE
Clerk of the Court
By: /s! Annette E. Daft
As Deputy Clerk
May 10,17, 2009


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
Case No: 28-2009-CA-000554
Division:
WELLS FARGO BANK, NA.
1 Plaintiff.
-vs-
ANNALEIGH WINSTON ERDMANN, TRUSTEE
OF THE ANNALEIGH WINSTON ERDMANN
DECLARATION OF TRUST DATED OCT 11,
2007, et al,
Defendant(s)
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: THE UNKNOWN BENEFICIARIES OF THE
ANNALEIGH WINSTON ERDMANN DECLARA-
TION OF TRUST DATED OCT 11, 2007
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
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


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YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to fore-
close a mortgage on the following property in
HIGHLANDS County, Florida:
LOT 798, SECTION D, SEBRING RIDGE,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT-BOOK 8, PAGE' 14, 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 5th day of May, 2009.
ROBERT W. GERMAINE
Clerk of the Court
By: /s/ Sara Turnbull
As Deputy Clerk
May 10,17, 2009

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
FILE NO. PC-09-67
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
EUGENIA TATUM AVANT McJUNKIN
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of EUGE-
NIA TATUM AVANT McJUNKIN, deceased,
whose date of death was January 16, 2009;
File Number PC-09-67, is pending in the Cir-
cuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Pro-
bate Division, the address of which is 590
South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida
33870. The names and addresses of the per-
sonal representative and the personal repre-
sentative's attorney are setforth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against
decedent's estate, on whom a copy of this no-
tice is required to be served, must file their
claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF
3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other 'creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE. "
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION
733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECE-
DENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
THE DATE OF FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE IS MAY 10, 2009.
Signed on April 3, 2009.
/s/ J. Morgan McJunkin
Personal Representative
3000 S.R. 70 West
Lake Placid, Florida 33852
/s/ Sandra G. Sheets
Attorney for Personal Representative
Florida Bar No. 712914
GrayRobinson, P.A.
P.O. Box 3
Lakeland, Florida 33802-0003
Telephone: (863) 284-2200
May 10.17.2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. PC 09-185
IN RE: ESTATE OF
MADGE A. WEAVER
Deceased.
The NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
MADGE A. WEAVER, deceased, whose date of
death was January 16, 2009, is pending in the
Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of which is 590
S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870.
The names and addresses of the personal rep-
resentative and the personal representative's


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attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against
decedent's estate on whom a copy of this no-
tice Is required to be served must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF
3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION
733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD'
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECE-
DENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this Notice
is: May 10,2009.
Personal Representative:
/s/ Daniel Weaver
PO Box 1107
Callahan, Florida 32011
Attorney for Personal Representative:
Thomas M. Donahoo, Jr.
Florida Bar No. 0078530.
Donahoo, Ball & McMenamy
50 North Laura Street, Suite 2925
Jacksonville, Florida 32202
904-254-8080
May 10, 17, 2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. PC 09-117
IN RE: ESTATE OF
RICHARD H. KASANIC
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of Ri-
chard H. Kasanic, deceased, whose date of
death was March 13, 2009, Is pending in the
Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of which is-590
S. Commerce Avenue,' Sebring, Florida 33870.
The names and addresses ofbtffe personal rep-
resentative and the personal representative's
attorney are set forth below. .
All -creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against
decedents estate on whom a copy of this no-
tice is required to be served must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF
3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS-
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims .or demands
against ,decedent's estate must, file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL'CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION
733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE.
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECE-
DENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this Notice
is: May 10, 2009.
Personal Representative:
/s/ Joseph M. Kasanic
139 Main Street, Apt. 324
Westlake, Ohio 44145
Attorney .for Personal Representative:
Is/ William M. Burke
Attorney forJoseph Kasanic
Florida Bar No. 0967394
Goodlette, Coleman, Johnson,
Yovanovich & Koester, P.A.
4001 Tamiami Trail North, Suite 300
Naples, Florida 34103
Telephone: (239)435-3535
Fax: (239)435-1218
April 10,17, 2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIALCIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 08-696 CCS
JAHNA CONCRETE, INC.,
Plaintiff,
vs.,
ADVANCED HOMEBUILDERS, INC.'
Defendant:
S' 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:
2146 Hartman Road, Avon Park, Florida
(Strap #0C-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 'PlatBook 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
SBy: /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 priorto
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,
S IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 08-634 CCS
JAHNA CONCRETE, INC.,
Plaintiff, .. .. ... ..

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-14-37-29-150-1050-0030, Lot 3,
Block 105, of Placid Lakes Section Fifteen, ac-
cording to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat
Book 8, Page 17 of thePublic 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-


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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 .
NOTICEIS 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: /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. 08-697 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-
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 io 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 pr Voice (V) 1-800-955-8770
via Florida Relay Service. .
May 3,;10,2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY
CASE NO. 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 OI-TTHE
SAID NORTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE; THENCE
NORTH 89 DEGREES 16 MINUTES 50 SEC-
ONDS WEST ALONG SAID NORTH RIGHT OF
WAY LINE A DISTANCE OF 524.55 FEET TO
THE POINT OF BEGINNING.
Any person claiming an interest in the sur-
plus from the sale, If any, other than the prop-
erty owner as of the date of the is 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


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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: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
Deputy Clerk
THE LAW OFFICES OF DAVID J. STERN, P.A.
ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF
801 S. University Drive, Suite 600 ...
Plantation, FL 33324
(954) 233-8000
08-84899CWF
May 3,10,2009


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA -
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO: GC 08-1418
MERCANTILE BANK, a division of Caroline
First Bank, as successor to Mercantile Bank,
-a Florida Banking corporation
Plaintiff,
vs.
MARK, INC., a Florida corporation, ARLAN D.
SAPP, individually, MARY C. SAPP,
individually, KENNETH D. LAGROW,
individually, RHONDA K. LAGROW,
individually, COVENANT GROUP PROPERTIES
INC., and LAKE REGENCY WOODS
HOMEOWNERS' ASSOCIATION, INC.
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS GIVEN that under the Final
Judgment of Foreclosure, entered in this ac-
tion on the 2nd day. of March, 2009, I will sell
to the highest and best'bidder or bidders for
cash at the Jury Assembly Room of the High-
lands County Courthouse, 430 South Com-
merce Ave., Sebring, Florida 33870-3867, at
11:00 A.M. on the 26th day of May, 2009, the
property described in Exhibit A attached and
made a part hereof, and improvements there-
on, located in Highlands County (the "Proper-
ty").
EXHIBIT A
PARCEL 4:
The East half of the Southwest Quarter of Sec-
tion 27, Township 33 South, Range 28 East,
AND a portion of the Southeast Quarter of.
Section 27, Township 33 South, Range 28
East, in Highlands County, Florida, said por-
tion of the Southeast Quarter of said Section
being more particularly described as follows:
Starting at a point 20 feet East of the center of
'said Section 27; thence South 1,200 feet to
the POINT OF BEGINNING; thence run East
938.80 feet; thence run South 243 feet to the
North shore line of Lake Leila; thence run
North along the North shore of Lake Lelia in a
Westerly direction to where a line, running
South from the POINT OF BEGINNING, if pro-
duced, would strike the 'North shore line of
Lake Lelia; thence run North along epid line is
the POINT OF BEGINNING, LESS AND EXCEPT
a 40 foot strip deeded by H.L. Mead; some-
times known as Harry L. Mead, to the City of
Avon Park and Florida Public Service Compa-
ny, dated February 20, 1928, recorded in Deed
Book 41, Page 430, of the Public Records of
Highlands County, Florida, and LESS AND EX-
CEPT base three parcels deeded to Arnold A.
Gobourne and Willie May Gobourne, his wife,
by Warranty Deed recorded in O.R. Book 205,
Page 270, and Warranty Deed recorded in
O.R. Book 393, Page 857, and by Warranty
Deed recorded in O.R. Book 562, Page 779, all
of the Public Records of Highlands County,
Florida.
Any person claiming an interest in the sur-
plus, if any, from the judicial sale of the Prop-
erty, other than the Property owner, as of the
date of the Notice Of Lis Pendens, must file a
claim within sixty (60) days after the judicial
sale of the Property.
In accordance with Americans with Disabilities
Act, persons needing a special accommoda-
tion to participate In this proceeding should,
within 2 days of receiving this Notice and in
no event later than 5 days before the proceed-
ing, contact the Court Administrator at the
Highlands County Courthouse, 430 Souith
Commerce Ave., Sebring, Florida 33870-3867,
whose mailing address is Court Administra-
tion, 590 South Commerce Ave., Sebring,
Florida 33870-3867, whose telephone number
is 863-386-6565 or 1-800-955-8770 via\Flori-
da Relay Service.
Dated: March 27, 2009
Bob Germaine
Clerk of the Court
By: /s/ Annette E. Daftf
Deputy Clerk
May 10,17, 2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 28-2008-CA-001007
JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A.,
PLAINTIFF
-VS-
ROLANDO RAMIREZ; LEXINGTON
NATIONAL INSURANCE CORPORATION;
NOELIA LADRON DE GUEVARRA; JOHN DOE
AND JANE DOES 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


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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, CLERK
Clerk Of The Circuit Court
By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
Deputy Clerk
Submitted by:
LAW OFFICE OF MARSHALL C. WATSON
1800 NW 49th Street, Suite 120
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
Telephone: (954) 453-0365
Facsimile: (954) 771-6052
Toll Free: 1-800-441-2438
May 3,10, 2009

PUBLIC NOTICE
Avon Park Air Force Range
Restoration.Advisory Board
Meeting Notice
The next Restoration Advisory Board (RAB)
meeting for the Avon Park Air Force Range
(AFR) Environmental Restoration Program
(ERP) will be held at 6:30 P.M. on Tuesday,
May 19, 2009 at Bldg 236, on South Blvd,
Avon Park AFR, Florida. The purpose of the
RAB is to update the public on the environ-
mental cleanup progress at the Range and al-
low the public the opportunity to provide input
for the Program. Since field visits to ERP
sites are anticipated following the 6:30 meet-
ing, please dress accordingly.
Additional Information may, be obtained by
contacting Mike Stevens at
michael.stevens@avonoark.macdill.af.mil
863-452-4119, ext. 325.
.. May 10,17, 2009


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 09-CA-000432
MERCANTILE BANK, etc.,
Plaintiff,
v.
HOLLY H. MANIVONG, et.al.,.
NOTICE OF SUIT-PROPERTY
TO: Via Bertolini, Inc. and T.M.T. Irrigation
and Landscape Lighting, Inc.
Address Unknown
YOU ARE HEREBY.NOTIFIED that an action
to foreclose a mortgage on the following
property in Highlands County, Florida:
Lot 16, Block 252, PLACID LAKES-SEC-
TION TWENTY, according to the Plat thereof
on file in the Office of the Clerk of the Circuit
Court in and for Highlands County, Florida re-
corded in Plat Book 9, Page 31; said lands sit-
uate, lying and being in Highlands County,
Florida.
The street address of which is 127 Cayman
Street NE, Lake Placid, Florida 33852.
has been filed against you, and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your written defens-
es, if any to it, on Plaintiff's attorney, whose
name and address is J. Andrew Baldwin, THE
SOLOMON LAW GROUP, P.A., 1881 West
Kennedy Boulevard, Tampa, Florida 33606,
and file the original with the Clerk of the
above-styled Court, on or before June 10,
2009, an answer must be filed or you will be
defaulted and a judgment may be entered
against you for the relief demanded in the
Complaint.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of said
Court on May 4t.h, 2009.
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
Deputy Clerk
May 10, 17, 2009-

1055 Highlands
1055 County Legals

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


1 1 00 Announcements


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YOUR AD

Please check your ad on the first day
it runs to make sure it is correct.
Sometimes instructions over the
phone are misunderstood and an er-
ror can occur. If this happens to you,
please call us the first day your ad
appears and we will be happy to fix
it as soon as we can.
If We can assist you, please call us:
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1 150 Personals

ALONE?
Seniors Dating Bureau
SAFEST since 1977! Ages 45-90.
Call 1-800-922-4477 (24hrs)
Or log onto: RespectedDating.com

1400 Health Care Services
24 HOUR in-home Elder Care
863-214-3490 Kay Sebring
AAA Affordable Health Care. Plans start
as low as $69.95 a month. For more
Information please call toll free
866-925-1830


1550 Professional Services
BANKRUPTCY
$299 Plus $399 FOR COURT COSTS
FAST, EASY, SECURE, PROVEN
LET US HANDLE YOUR ENTIRE
BANKRUPTCY GUARANTEED
NO ADDITIONAL FEES CALL NOW
(800) 878-2215 WWW.SIGNHEE.ORG


2000

Employment


2100 Help Wanted
.-.. $$$WORK FROM HOME$$$
Earn Up To $3,800 Weekly Working from
Home assembling Information packets.
No Experience Necessary! Start Immediately!
FREE Information. CALL 24hrs.
1-888-202-1012
*BODYGUARDS AND APPRENTICES
WANTED** FREE Training and Paid
Apprenticeships. No Experience OK.
Excellent $$$. Full & Part Time. All
Expenses Paid When you Travel.
1-615-228-1701 www.osubodvouards.com
104 BEDS SNF wants full-time RD. High turn-
over, excellent salary. Fax resume to 863-
453-5308 attention Sherrill; The Oaks at Avon,
1010 U.S. 27 N, Avon Park, FL 33825

ASSEMBLE MAGNETS & CRAFTS
FROM HOMEI Year-round Work! Excellent
Pay! No Experience! Top US Company! Glue
Gun, Painting, Jewelry & More!
TOLL FREE 1-866-844-5091, gode5
*",Not available in MD**


Are your
sliding patio glass doors
causing you problems?

Fast & Courteous Service

Call Bryan @ AHM Door & Lock

863-452-1108



ALL STAR TILE. LLC
Complete Bathroom Remodeling
Change Bathtub to Shower
A Installation Ceramic Floor Tile
S1 Shower door sales & Installation
-- Call Robert for Your
FREE Estimate
^9 (863) 465-6683
Lake Placid


Plq Interior/Exterior
Basic Home Repairs, Handyman
Kitchen/Bath Remodels
Mobile Home Repairs
Licensed and Insured

SCall 863-441-5135


HANDYMAN BOB
Install doors, windows,
flooring, minor electric &
plumbing and more!
Licensed & Insured

Call 863-452-5201
or
863-449-1744


SCAMPBELL'S COLLISION


IM CAMPBELL Owner


Phone 18631 382-7551
FAX 1863) 382-2750


1405 LIS 27 North
Sebnng. FL 33870


News-Sun Sunday, May 10, 2009


Do you know who has a key
to your home or business?

Re-key your locks
for far less than buying
new ones

Call Bryan @ AHM Door & Lock

863-452-1108


FREEDOM LAWN CARE
Senior Discount
Professional Service
Low Prices
Landscaping
Free Estimate
Licensed and Insured

CALL 863-655-2526



GRAY LEGAL DOCUMENTS

Doc. Preparation (15 Years Exp.)
Simple Divorces.
Modifications
(Child/Support/Visitation
/Enforce Final Judgement

Contact : 863-4534994



TAX SERVICES

Semi-retired Certified Public
Accountant available for
tax and accounting services.
Reasonable fees.
Expert services.

863-465-1124


K I DO HOUSECLEANING


NEED WORK!

CALL PATTI

863-773-4185

EXCELLENT REFERENCES


U.


www.newssun.corn


2100 Help Wanted
ASSEMBLE MAGNETS & CRAFTS
FROM HOME! Year-round Work! Excellent
Pay! No Experience! Top US Company! Glue
Gun, Painting, Jewelry & More!
TOLL FREE 1-866-844-5091, code 5
***Not available in MD***

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF NURSING
Excellent opportunity for an experienced RN
to be our ADON. The candidate must have
knowledge of long-term care regulations.
strong management skills. Medicare
experience and a willingmess to go the extra
mile to maintain a high standard of service
to our residents. Excellent benefit package,
please apply in person at Royal Care of Avon
Park, 1213 W. Stratford Rd., Avon Park, FL
33825. 863-453-6674. EDE, M/F. DFWP.






CLERICAL OFFICE
Ridge Propane Fuel in
Avon Park has an opening
for an office position. Must
have a good attitude and
office work experience.
Excellent pay and benefits.
Call 863-453-3959 or
1-800-874-4427 ext. 142 or
email resume to:
wvanwyck@upgas.com

DATA ENTRY PROCESSORS NEEDED
Earn $3,500 $5,000 Weekly Working from
Home! Guaranteed Paychecks! No Experience
Necessary! Positions Available Today!
-Register Online Now!-www.DataPositions;com
DIRECT SERVICE PROFESSIONALS
1ST SHIFT 7:00 AM 3:00 PM
2ND SHIFT 3:00 PM 11:00 PM
Intermediate Care Facility serving disabled
adults is seeking caregivers to assist residents.
in all facets of daily living and encourage
independence. Must be 21 yrs of age with a
HS diploma, valid FL Drivers license and meet
criminal background requirements.
Please complete an application at
55 E. College Dr., Avon Park, FL 33825
GROUP HOME MANAGER
Someone who wants to make a difference.
Supervisory exp. in related field required.
Apply in person at Ridge Area Arc
120 W. College Drive, Avon Park -
EEO/Drug Free Workplace
Movie Extras Needed N6w! $45 to
Register Earn $100-$300/day! Call our
Casting Managers 24/7
1-800-605-6851
OFFICE MANAGER needed for busy medical.
practice (experienced only). Must be a
team player, computer knowledge a
must and have good organizational skills
fax resume to 863-299-4352


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.,
551 South Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL
S 33870; fax to: 863-385-1284;
or email to: cmables@cmablespa.net


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2100 Help Wanted
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
SALES DISTRIBUTOR Incredible opportunity
to grow with start-up company. New techno-
logical breakthrough with global Impact
potential. NOT a get-rich-quick scheme.
Serious, honest work that can change
your financial future. (863) 253-1098
mylnlife-sebring@comcast.net
Seeking Well Exp. Medical office help. Exc.
billing/collection, communication, typing,
computer skills & medical terminology are a
MUST. Fax resume to 863-471-3206 or
Medicalofficebilling@vahoo.comrn

2250 Schools & Instruction
HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA! Fast
,Affordable & Accredited. FREE Brochure.
Call NOW! 1-800-532-6546 x 412
www.continentalacademv.com


3000
Financial

30Business
3 50 Opportunities
E3buy.com Free Auction/Classified network
buy, sell, trade anything. Amazing money-
making opportunity.
Start your own Classifieds/Auction
website. www.partner.e3buy.com
Earn up to $30 per hour. Experience not
Required. Undercover shoppers needed to
judge retail and dining establishments.
Call 800-742-6941

3250 loans & Savings
$$$ GET LAWSUIT CASH NOW- Oasis Legal
Finance #1. See us on TV. Fastest Cash
Advance on injury cases within 24/hrs.
Owe nothing if you lose your case
APPLY FREE CALL NOW
1-866-353-9959
Lawsuit Loans? Cash before your case
settles. Auto; workers comp. All cases
accepted. Fast approval. $500 to $50,000 .
866-709-1100
www.alofin.com
MONEY PROBLEMS? Reduce Your debt by
60%. Bill Consolidation! Loansl
Mortgage Reduction! Good/Bad Credit.
$2,000 -$300,000. No application fees. 98%
approval rate. 1-800-764-5603
www.mvacclaro.com


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
LOOKING FOR THAT SPECIAL HOME?
Search the News-Sun Classifieds every
Sunday, Wednesday and Friday.


News-Sun Sunday, May 10, 2009


4080 Homes for Sale

MUST SELL! MOVING BACK NORTH!
Like New 3BR, 2BA, located in Spring Lake
Golf Community on 3/4 acre lot. 2700 sq ft.,
appliances included. Ready to Move In.
Won't Last Long. Owner will privately hold
mortgage. For more info call 863-655-4000.
O1 Homes for Sale
41 0 |Lake Placid
BY BUILDER
Now for sale. REDUCED BY 80K. 3BR,
2BA, full 2CG. Cathedral ceilings, plant
shelves, all large rooms, close to Placid
Lakes park & boat ramp. Deeded Lake
June access. NOW $199,000. 620
Catfish Creek Rd in Placid Lakes.
Meyer Homes, INC. 863-414-4075,
cell or 863-465-7338 after 3pm.


SAl O)f


Villas & Condos


T I AV or 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 RETAILII
BEST RESORTS & SEASONS.
Call for FREE
TIMESHARE MAGAZINE
1-800-639-5319
www.holldavoroup.com/flier
SELL/RENT YOUR TIMESHARE NOWIII
Maintenance fees to high? Need Cash?
Sell your unused timeshare today.
No Commissions or Broker Fees.
Free Consultation www.sellatimeshare.com
1-877-494-8246


5000
Mobile Homes

5050 Mobile Homes
5050 For Sale
LAKE PLACID 2BR 2BA double-wide in
-Paradise Mobile Village on Lake Clay, fully
furnishedjust bring your clothes and you'll
love it when you see it! Lawn georgeous! -
Gall 863-465-1091


Subscribe to the
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Call
385-6155
452-1009
465-0426


O50 AMobile Homes
5050 For Sale

SEBRING
1 & 2 BR, 1BA LAKEFRONT HOMES
IN 55+ COMMUNITY
Beautiful white sand beach,
boat dock, clubhouse. 813-716-1683


5 5 Mobile Homes
5150 For Rent
SEBRING Unfurnished 2BR, 1BA, C/H/A,
private lot, laundry hookup, no pets,
$450/mo + deposit
2BR 2BA, 2008 mobile home, $650/mo + dep.
Please call 863-465-1451 or 863-840-0494
SEBRING AREA-Furnished starting
@ $280/mo. 2 & 1/BR available.
Easy move-in rates.
Call 863-382-9542.


-6000
Rentals


6050 Duplexes for Rent


1405 HIGHLAND DR. SEBRING
2BR/1BA, no pets, no kids. Walk to shopping.
$550/mo., 1st, last & $500 security.
Call 863-465-0075.
10 Villas &Condos
6100 For Rent
AVON PARK 2BR 1.5BA, quiet
neighborhood, screened porch, W/D hookup,
appliances included, telling fans, C/H/A,
$475,mo. + security, please call
863-453-0714
LAKE PLACID Large unfurnished 2BR 2BA
Villa w/garage, NA/C Fla. Room on quiet dead-
end street in golf course community with
community pool, $750 me. + $500 security
954-294-6808

6150 Furnished
6150 3Apartments
Lake Placid Furnished Studio apt.
for rent on beautiful Lake Frances. $650/mo.
Utilities included. NO pets.
Clean & private. 276 bloverleafRd.
CALL 954-232-7975 or 954-438-0662
LIVE AT quiet Dinner Lake Villas at 2800 St.
Rd. 17 N.; Laundromat on premises, good
parking & large beach. Spotless and new
paint, garbage & water incl. We can not ac-
commodate children or pets. $30 application
fee, no criminal history and fair credit. Cute
1/1 completely furnished $475. Large 1/1 un-
furnished $450; 2/2 unfurnished $425, perfect
for students. Annual lease. Call 863-381-5605
SEBRING 1BR 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 Unfumished
6200 Apartments
1 BEDROOM unfurn. apts.
1741 Lakeview Dr.
Days (863) 202-4271, Eves. (863)202-4271


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EOE Sebring, FL 33870 863-402-2786

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6200 Unfurnished
6200 Apartments







ARE YOU LOOKING.....
for a 1 bedroom apartment in a single family
home neighborhood? Imagine 1100 square
ftte of living space with 2 porches and a bath
that you can lounge in. Just $625/month,
includes water. 863-414-7021
AVON PARK Nice 2/1, private lake front
W/S/G, washer & dryer included, $600 mo.
Wolf Lake Realty
863-452-2299
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


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
HERON S LANDING
1 herons landing lane
lake placid FL. 33852
Accepting Applications
Affordable Income Based Units
Great Location: Located next to Post Office
Elderly age 62 & over,
Handicapped or Disabled
with or without children
Garden Apartments: 1BR $446 $573
2PR $525- $686
863-699- 2899, or T.D.D. 800-955-8771.




Office Hours: Monday-Friday
9:am-2:pm
UFDA is a Equal Opportunity Provider
Employer and lender
HOPE VILLAS NOW RENTING!
2 & 3 Bedroom Apts. Monthly rent
beginning at $519 plus utilities. Applicants
must be employed in Farm/Grove Labor
receiving minimum annual gross income
$3998. Rental Assistance Available to
Qualified Applicants. Handicap units available.
Rental Info & Applications. Hope Villas, 2300
Hope Circle, Sebring, FL Call 863-382-3144;
(TDD 1-800-955-8771) Mon Fri, 9 am 5
pm. Equal Opportunity Provider & Employer.



LEMON TREE APTS.
Single story 1 bedrooms w/private patio NEW
refrig, stove, washer/dryer. WSG incl. Pets
OK, quiet friendly Avon Park Communty Call
386-503-8953 ,

6250 Furnished Houses
SEBRING: FURNISHED HOUSE Completely
redecorated with aIppl's & furn. Possibly Avail
RENT FREE. Automobile also avail. For details
please contact Dr. Clarence Johnson, 3415
Par Rd, Sebring, Fl 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
AVON PARK LAKES
RENTALS
2BR 2BA CA, w-to-w carpeting, $650/mo/sec.
3BR 2BA CA, scr. rm., new appl., w-t-w car-
peting, $750/mo/sec.
Owner 863-638-1516
LAKE JACKSON 3/2 Penthouse, fully loaded,
new, on 1 acre of land'on the lake, $1,025/mo,
breathtaking views, tile floors, huge screen la-
nai, maintenance'free, oak and palm trees,
bring your boat, private bdach, unique design,
Call 941-224-9756
LAKE PLACID Immaculate 3BR 2BA,
new carpeting, paint and appliances,
minutes from Lake June, lawn service
included, no smoke or pets, $750 month
+ security. Call 954-661-6118 or 6117
LAKE PLACID Single family home, 3BR,
2BA, 1CG (& shed) in Placid Lakes. New ap-
pliances & flooring, freshly painted. Access to
private park & lake. No smoking, No pets.
$800 month; + 1st & last. 863-840-3073.
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 3BR 1 BA 1CG with extra lot,
120x100 fenced, 1 block from hospital and
Walmart, close to SFCC, $900 month,
863-458-0551

SEBRING 3BR, 2BA, 1CG.
$900 month, + 1st, last & security.
AVON PARK 3BR, 2BA. $650 month, + 1st,
last & security.
Call 863-385-2606, ask for Andres
SEBRING AREA Glades elec., 3BR 2BA, fmt.
porch, CP, CHA, $550 mo.; MH, 2BR 1 BA scr.
porch, CP, storage shed, $450 nmo.; 1BR 1 BA
Apt., water & lawn care provided, $350 m, call
863-655-3504
SEBRING- 2 Nealy New 3BR; 2BA, 1CG, One
close to Florida Hospital & One South of
Highlands Regional. Quiet, wooded areas.
$845 mo + 1st, last & sec. No pets.
No Smoke. References required.
863-414-0942 or 863-414-0542.

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.

6500 Miscellaneous Rentals
TIMESHARE Floating Week RCI
3BR/3BA Lockout Grand Crowne Resort
Surrey Carriage Place (Building G, Unit A&B)
Branson, Mo. Able to trade the weeks for any-
where in the world through RCI. Can be seen
at htto://www. orandcrowneresorts.com/
rentals/carraiaeolace.asox. 863-386-5596.
MAKE OFFER

6600 Business Offices
Downtown Sebring -1 Month Free Rent!I
Limited time offer! Office space as low as
$249/mo. plus tax. Single & double room
suites. A/C, electric included. Full sized
elevator, access to conference room. Low
cost DSL available. 863-385-1705
www.halnzcenter.com


FREE DVR/HD! No Start Up Costs!
Local Installers!
1-800-973-9044
FREE DIRECTV 4 Room System!
265+ Channels! Start $29.991
FREE HBO, Showtime, Starz!
130 HD Channels!
FREE DVR/HD! No Start Up Costs!
Local Installers! 1-800-620-0058
MEMORY FOAM THERAPEUTIC
NASA VISCO MATTRESSES
WHOLESALE! T-$299 F-$349 Q-$399
K-$499 ADJUSTABLE -$799
FREE DELIVERY 25 YEAR WARRANTY
90 NIGHT TRIAL 1-800-ATSLEEP
1-800-287-5337
WWW.MATTRESSDR.COM
Reach over 30 million homes with one buy.
Advertise in NANI for only $2,795 per week!
For Information, visit
www.nanlnetwork.com.


6750 Commercial Rental
AVON PARK/SEBRING
Office building for lease. 6715 sq ft
for lease on Us Hwy 27.
Call 863-385-2606
DOWNTOWN SEBRING huge retail bay, 2,400
sq. ft., $995/mo., separate utilities, 12 ft.. ceil-
ings, office and storage included, 25 ft. front-
age near Dee's Place and Kids Museum, 863-
385-1705


7000
Merchandise


7 140 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


7180 Furniture
NEW FURNITURE FOR LES$!
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,
1iO0-Headboards $79up.
HIGHPOINT FURNITURE
OUTLET STORE
2346 U.S. 27 N, SEBRING
North of Lowes& across from
Home Depot

CONSIGNMENTS ON SALE
MATTRESS SETS: Twin size, $135;
Full size, $165; Queen size, $195:
Recliner, $50; Leather adjustable
Recliner, $$295; Beautiful Sectional,
$395; 3-Pc End Table set, $95; 5-Pc
Bedroom set, $295; Rattan Bedroom
set, $295; Queen size Bedroom set,
$295; Queen Sleeper, $95; China
hutch, $85; Large Entertainment
Center, $150; Large Computer Desk,
$125; Florida style Sofa & Chair
(must be seen), $250; Florida print
Sofa, $95; Pair/Rattan trim Loveseats,
$150/Pr; Adjustable Electric Bed, $295.
These and many more
Consignments on Sale!
West Coast Furniture
5535 US Hwy 27, South
Sebring, FL 33870
863-382-7666

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


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

7300 Miscellaneous
$$$ACCESS LAWSUIT CASH NOWIII
As seen on TV. injury Lawsuit Dragging?
Need $500-$500,000++ within 24/hrs after
approval? Compare our lower rates.
CALL NOW 1-866-386-3692
** ALL Satellite Systems are not the same.
Programming starting under $20 per month,
HDTV programming under $10 per month and
FREE HD and DVR systems for new callers.
CALL NOW 1-800-799-4935
A NEW COMPUTER NOWItI!
Brand Name Laptops & Desktops
Bad or NO Credit No Problem
Smallest weekly payments avail.
Its Yours NOW 1-800-804-5010

'" AIRLINES ARE HIRING Train for high
paying Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA
approved program. Financial aid if
qualified Housing Available. CALL
Aviation Institute of Maintenance
(888) 349-5387
ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE from Home.
Medical, *Business, *Paralegal,
*Computers, *Criminal Justice. Job
placement assistance. Computer available.
Financial Aid If qualified.
Call 800-510-0784
www.CenturaOnline.Com
BUS TRANSPORTATION to PLIMCO RACE-
TRACK for the 132nd 631oan. Sebring to
Orlando airport, airfare from Orlando to BWI
airport, leaving Friday around 7pm or 7:30
pm, returning on Sunday. Bus transportation,
air fare, hotel, tickets to track, and transporta-
tion to and from the hotel to PIMLICO RACE-
TRACK all in the cost of $673.00.
Balcony seats under roof.
See Kentucky Derby Winner Mind That Bird/
Can the unbelievable happen again?
All you pay for is your food & drink.
Deadline 5/13/09. For more Info:
www.princessdiannetours.net
DIRECT FREE 4 Room System!
265+ Channels! Starts $29.99!
FREE HBO, Showtime, Starz!
130 HD Channels!


Transportation


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

9420 -hiquc-k
CLASSIC 1955,1956 & 1957
Ford Thunderbirds! Great shape, well taken
care off $25K each. Must see to appreciate.
Please call 863-452-1907

9450 Automoe for Sale
2007 CHEVY MONTE CARLO SS LOADEDII,
black, only 3,000 miles. Asking, $18,000. For
more information please call 863-655-3041.


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7310 Bargain Buys
2 PIECE reclining sofa set, $300,
863-263-2919
3 PC. coffee & end tables, $250, please call
863-263-2919
5 PIECE bedroom set, $250, 863-263-2919
50 HP force outboard, runs good, $375 obo,
call 863-452-5201
APARTMENT SIZED stove, good condition,
works well, clean, white, 4 burner, $40, 863-
453-6469
ATLAS METAL LATHE 12"x48", quick
change, milling attachment, $400, call 863-
452-1907
BIG SCREEN TV 52" $400.00, call 863-263-
2919
BIKES (3) Two are 20", one Is 12" with train-
ing wheels, excellent condition, $40 for all.
Please call 863-402-2285
BLACK LEATHER chair with ottoman, $25,
863-263-2919
CAPODIMONTE COLLECTIBLES, 4 Ig. vases
(all different), 1 pr. candlestick holders, 1
heart-shaped dish w/cover, $200 obo, 863-
471-1546 anytime.
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SPORTS


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News-Sun


Six athletes were named winners of awards for sportsmanship and for being the best player
in the 10th Annual Special STARS Softball Classic this past Saturday. Winners were (from
left) Megan Benenson, the pitcher for Lampe & Kiefer Hearing Aid Center, best special ath-
lete; Charlotte Bauder of Beef O'Brady's, best community partner; William Dickson of
Coffee News, special athlete sportsmanship; Dustin Morris of McPhail's Auto Sales, best
coach; Bobbi Wigands of Ridge Real Estate, coach sportsmanship; and (kneeling) J.T.
Tanner of Coffee News, community partner sportsmanship.


Sunday, May 10, 2009

Friendships built on softball field


Special to the News-Sun
SEBRING The Special
STARS Softball Classic was
more than just hearing the
crack of the bat, smelling the
leather ball gloves and win-
ning a trophy it was about
building friendships.
The 10th annual event
brought many familiar faces
back to the Highlands County
Sports Complex this past
Saturday but more important-
ly it drew in a whole new
group of people who never
had exposure with people
with disabilities.
Many partners in the com-
munity who played along
with athletes with disabilities
left with a good feeling that
they had made a difference in
someone's life but they also
gained so much more.
"It was one- of the most
rewarding events I have ever
been in for a long time," said
Dee Andrew ., owner of
Dee's Place in Sebring and
sponsor of one of the teams.


"My husband's first words
after our first practice was '1
don't know what you did to
get us involved but I want to
sign up again next year.'"
Andrews was really taken
with one of their special ath-
letes Dustin Akey, of
Sebring. "I walked over to
watch our team play and saw
Dustin run across home plate.
The look on his face was just
priceless."
Dee's Place was just one of
eight teams playing in the
tournament. All of thc'teams
were sponsored by local busi-
nesses, but two of the teams
were from Fort Lauderdale
while the remaining six were
local teams.
There were approximately
45 special athletes who were
divided among the six local
teams to practice for three
weeks and play softball with
partners in the community
during the tournament.
Trophies for sportsman-
ship and best player were


presented to coaches., special
athletes and partners.
It was the bond between a
partner and a special athlete
that won the hearts of the
umpires when choosing the
sportsmanship award', l-,RLh
players were on the same
team and only met for the
first time this season.
It was only fitting to give
the sportsmanship awards to
special athlete William
Dickson, of Sebring, and his
teammate J.T. Tanner, also of
Sebring. Tanner was a partner
in the community who played
on the Coffee News of
Florida team with Dickson.
Dickson's name was called
first and Tanner personally
escorted him up to the awards
table since lid was so over-
whelmned with joy.
As they, returned 'back to
their teammates with trophy
in hand, Tanrer's name was
called out for the next sports-
Continued on page 3B


Standout Streak season -ends


Nes-Sun photos bN DAN HOEHNE
Gus Williams gets a hold of this offering, but like too many
of Sebring's solid connections Friday night, this was turned
into an out in the Highlanders 9-1 regional semifinal. win.


By DAN HOEHNE
daniel.hoehne@newssun.com
LAKE WALES The final
score of Friday night's 9-1,
regional semifinal loss to
Lake Wales isn't exactly
indicative of Sebring's final
game of the 2009 baseball
season. .
"I wouldn't really say they
outplayed us,," head coach
Hoppy Rewis said of the
Highlanders. "They outhit
us."
And even the out-hitting
Lake Wales doesn't really
Lake Wales paint the pic-
9 ture of the
game.
Sebring It's not as Iif
Lake Wales
S was pounding
the ball all
over the yard.
In fact, the double off the
left-center-field wall from
Blue Streak Cody Hoffner,
the foul-out deep in the left-
field corner from C.ody
Higgins, the frozen-rope liner
to right from Higgins and
Dustin Lang's blast that was
caught in deep left field gave
Sebring the ringing-shot con-
nections advantage.
But save for Hoffner's rip,
none of the others found a
home on the turf.
"Right from the start you
could see we weren't getting
the bounces," Rewis said.
"Their grounders were
bouncing over our heads and


'I wouldn't really

say they

outplayed us.

They outhit us.'

HOPPY REWIS
Sebring head coach

ours were bouncing up to
them."
The very first inning was a
good example of both.
With one out that out
being Higgins' deep foul-out
- Evan Lewis beat put an
infield -single before Gus
Williams hot-shot grounder
thatloolked to be headed for
left was snared by
Highlander shortstop Justin
Shafer and turned, into a
fielder's choice.
Hoffner then dropped a
single in, but Jessie Baker's
rap down the third base line
was also nabbed and turned
into a fielder's choice to end
the inning.
In the bottom of the frame,
also with one out, and also
after an infield single by
Ryne Newt, a passed ball got
Newt to second and a Colton
Davis single brought the run
in.
Shafer then laced a double
over Gus Williams' head in
right to put runners on sec-
ond and third before George
Kirklan was hit by a pitch to


Evan Lewis is the picture of post-game dejection after the
final out was made on the 2009 Sebring baseball season.


load th[lie ha,'ie
\\.tinrtir to I.ccp the score
in check, the Sebring infield
was brought in to cut off any
more runs at home. .,.
But a chopping grounder
found it's way up the middle
off Brandon Kirby's bat and


two runs came in.
A Rob Lane single
reloaded the bases and anoth-
er chopper found it's way
through the drawn-in infield
to bring in two more for a 5-

Continued on page 4B


Bagwell Lumber downs,


a young, Bi Jarrett


By ED BALDRIDGE
, ed.baldridge@i'enc-rissun corn
AVON PARK Bagwell
Lumber used their age, or
rather their opponents lack
thereof, to their advantage
when they defeated Bill
Jarrett Ford 12-0 Friday night
as the Dixie Youth' baseball
season gets into full swing at
the : Durrah
Bagwell M ar t i n
12 Baseball
Complex.
Bagwell's
Jarrett starting pitch-
O er Mark'
Devlin threw
10 strikeouts
in his three
full innings of play, giving up
just one hit and two walks,
keeping the young Bill Jarrett
team from getting on the
scoreboard.
"It's been a good year so
far," said Devlin. "We are
working as a team, and every-
one encourages you to keep
going when you are strug-


'We were

definitely

overpowered, but

those kids hung

in there.'

STACY LANDRESS
Bill Jarrett head coach
gling."
"The kids have a great atti-
tude, and are working hard
this year," said Willie Perry,
Bagwell Lumber's head
coach.
Bagwell returns this year
with pretty much the same
line-up as a year ago, giving
them the ability, familiarity
and experience needed to suc-
ceed.
The win Friday extended
their undefeated season to 6-
0, according to Perry.
Bill Jarret sports a 2-4
record so far on the season,


but that did not discourage
head coach Stacy Landress,
who hand-picked the young
team and looks for them to
build their own familiarity
and experience to go along
with their ability.
"We were definitely over-
powered, but those kids hung
in there," he said. "This is an
all nine and 10-year-old team.
We had to convince the
league to let these guys play,
even though everyone knew '
they would be a bit under the
age of the rest.
"These are good ball play-
ers, and they are getting a
chance to stretch their ability
and play-up a bit," Landress
continued. "I am pretty proud
of how they started to come
back against this team."
His players are taking his
cue.
"I felt good out there. We
didn't come out winners, but
we tried our hardest," said 9-
year-old Adarius Council, fin-
ishing pitcher for Bill Jarrett.


Bauer steps up at State

By DAN HOEHNE .
J iiiii.l.hit, t h i 11t a_' n : , *, '
Sebring' distance stud Connor
Bauer %was the lone Blue Streak
repreentai\e at the Cla',s 3.\ State
Finals at Shomwalter Field in Winter ..
Park FridaN afternoon, and the jun-
ior did himself and hi; school
proud bt getting, into the scoring
column. -"
In a blaming -iast t1.600-meter
final, Bauer bettered hii seed time
by more than four seconds to take '
eighth place in 4:24.62. ,m...
Despite the marked improve- ' '-
ment, it would have been hard for ..
anyone to catch Leon High
School's Matt Mizereck, who came
in with a 4:17.71, more than two
seconds ahead of second-place fin-
isher Erick Montoya of Estero, and
almost three seconds quicker than
Alex Foss of George Jenkins, who
came in third at 4:20.63.
As it was, just a little more than
two seconds kept Bauer from
jumping three spots to fifth,.
Three of the top eight finishers -
were seniors, giving Bauer hope to
move up next year and with four News-Sun file photo by I)AN HOEHNE
of them underclassmen that he's Connor Bauer got in the scoring column with an
now familiar with, the challenge is eighth-place finish in the 1,600 meters Friday at
ahead of him. the Class 3A State Finals.











News-Sun Sunday, May 10, 2009


Page 2B


THE SCOREBOARD


FIRST ROUND
(Best-of-7)
EASTERN CONFERENCE
Cleveland 4, Detroit 0
Boston 4, Chicago 3
Orlando 4, Philadelphia 2
Atlanta 4, Miami 3
WESTERN CONFERENCE
L.A. Lakers 4, Utah 1
Denver 4, New Orleans 1
Dallas 4, San Antonio 1
Houston 4, Portland 2

CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS
(Best-of-7)
EASTERN CONFERENCE
Cleveland vs. Atlanta
Cleveland 99, Atlanta 72
Cleveland 105, Atlanta 85, Cleveland
leads series 2-0
Saturday: Cleveland at Atlanta, late
Monday, May 11: Cleveland at Atlanta, 7
p.m.
Wednesday, May 13: Atlanta at
Cleveland, 8 p.m., if necessary
Friday, May 15: Cleveland at Atlanta,
TBA, if necessary
Monday, May 18: Atlanta at Cleveland, 8
p.m., if necessary
Boston vs. Orlando
Orlando 95, Boston 90
Boston 112, Orlando 94
Orlando 117, Boston 96, Orlando leads
series 2-1
Sunday: Boston at Orlando, 8 p.m.
Tuesday, May 12: Orlando at Boston, 8
p.m.
Thursday, May 14: Boston at Orlando,
TBA, if necessary
Sunday, May 17: Orlando at Boston,
TBA, if necessary
WESTERN CONFERENCE
L.A. Lakers vs. Houston
Houston 100, L.A. Lakers 92
L.A. Lakers 111, Houston 98
L.A. Lakers 108, Houston 94, L.A.
Lakers lead series 2-1
Sunday: L.A. Lakers at Houston, 3:30
p.m.
Tuesday, May 12: Houston at L.A.
Lakers, 10:30 p.m.
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
Denver 109, Dallas 95
Denver 117, Dallas 105, Denver leads
series 2-0
Saturday: Denver at Dallas, late
Monday, May 11: Denver at Dallas, 9:30
p.m.
Wednesday, May 13: Dallas at Denver, 91
or 10:30 p.m., if necessary
Friday, May 15: Denver at Dallas, TBA, if
necessary.
Sunday, May 17: Dallas at Denver, TBA,
i neces3jr,'


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
I (Best-of-7)
EASTERN CONFERENCE
Boston vs. Carolina
Boston 4, Carolina 1
Carolina 3, Boston, 0
Carolina 3, Boston 2, OT
Carolina 4, Boston 1, Carolina leads
series 3-1
Sunday, May 10: Carolina at Boston,
7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, May 12: Boston at Carolina, 7
p.m., if necessary
Thursday, May 14: Carolina at Boston,
TBD, if necessary
Washington vs. Pittsburgh
Washington 3, Pittsburgh 2
Washington 4, Pittsburgh 3
Pittsburgh 3, Washington 2, OT
Pittsburgh 5, Washington 3, series tied
2-2
Saturday: Pittsburgh at Washington,
late
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
Detroit 3, Anaheim 2
Anaheim 4, Detroit 3, 30T
Anaheim 2, Detroit 1
Detroit 6, Anaheim 3, series tied 2-2
Sunday: Anaheim at Detroit, 5 p.m.
Tuesday, May 12: Detroit at Anaheim,
TBD
Thursday, May 14: Anaheim at Detroit,
TBD, if necessary
Vancouver vs. Chicago
Vancouver 5, Chicago 3
Chicago 6, Vancouver 3
Vancouver 3, Chicago 1
Chicago 2, Vancouver 1, OT, series tied
2-2
Saturday: Chicago at Vancouver, late
. Monday, May 11: Vancouver at
Chicago, 9 p.m.
Thursday, May 14: Chicago at
Vancouver, TBD, if necessary


Boston
Toront
New Y
Tampa
Baltimc

Kansas
Detroit
Minnes
Chicag
Clevela

Texas
Seattle
Los An
Oaklan


AMERICAN LEAGUE
East Division
W L Pct GB
19 11 .633 -
o 20 12 .625 -
ork 14 15 .483 4%2
Bay 14 17 .452 5Y,
ore 12 18 .400 7
Central Division
W L Pct GB
S City 18 12 .600 -
15 13 .536 2
sota 14 16 .467 4
)o 13 15.464 4
mand 11 19.367 7
West Division
W L Pct GB
16 13.552-
15 15 .500 124
igeles 14 14 .500 12%
id 11 16 .407 4


Friday's Games
Detroit 1, Cleveland 0
N.Y. Yankees 4, Baltimore 0


LIVE

SPORTS

ON TV


1p.m.


BOWLING
SUNDAY
USBC Queens........... ....... ESPN


COLLEGE SOFTBALL
SUNDAY
1 p.m. ACC Tournament Final ............... SUN


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


12:30 p.m.
2 p.m.
8 p.m.


GoLF
SUNDAY
EuroPGA BMW Italian Open ........ GOLF
PGA The Players Championship ...... NBC
LPGA Michelob Ultra Open ........ ESPN2


MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL
SUNDAY
Atlanta at Philadelphia ............. . .. TBS
Chicago Cubs at Milwaukee .......... WGN
Tampa Bay at Boston ............... ESPN
MONDAY


7 p.m. Atlanta at N.Y. Mets .............. .. ESPN
TUESDAY
7 p.m. Tampa Bay at Baltimore ............. SUN


NBA PLAYOFFS
SUNDAY
3:30 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Houston............... ABC
8:30 p.m. Boston at Orlando .................. TNT
MONDAY
7 p.m. Cleveland at Atlanta................. TNT
9:30 p.m. Denver at Dallas.................... ABC
TUESDAY
8 p.m. Orlando at Boston .................. TNT
10:30 p.m. Houston at L.A. Lakers .............. TNT


TENNIS
MONDAY
7 p.m. USTA Boys' & Girls' 12s ................ SUN
Times, games, channels all subject to change


Boston 7, Tampa Bay 3
Minnesota 11, Seattle 0
Texas 6, Chicago White Sox 0
L.A. Angels 4, Kansas City 1
Oakland 5, Toronto 3
Saturday's Games
Tampa Bay at Boston, late
Toronto at Oakland, late
Detroit at Cleveland, late
N.Y. Yankees at Baltimore, late
Texas at Chicago White Sox, late
Seattle at Minnesota, late
Kansas City at L.A. Angels, late
Sunday's Games
Detroit at Cleveland, 1:05 p.m.
N.Y. Yankees at Baltimore, 1:35 p.m.
Texas at Chicago White Sox, 2:05 p.m.
Seattle at Minnesota, 2:10 p.m.
Kansas City at L.A. Angels, 3:35 p.m.
Toronto at Oakland, 4:05 p.m.
Tampa Bay at Boston, 8:05 p.m.
LEAGUE LEADERS
BATTING-Youkilis, Boston, .393;
VMartinez, Cleveland, .390; MiCabrera,
Detroit, .385; Longoria, Tampa Bay,
.362; AHill, Toronto, .357; Bartlett,
Tampa Bay, .355; Callaspo, Kansas City,
.344.
RBI-Longoria, Tampa Bay, 39; Bay,
Boston, 32; CPena, Tampa Bay, 30;
Lind, Toronto, 29; Markakis, Baltimore,
29; AHill, Toronto, 28; Kinsler, Texas,
27.
HOME RUNS-CPena, Tampa Bay, 13;
Longoria, Tampa Bay, 10; Bay, Boston,
9; Granderson, Detroit, 9; Kinsler,
Texas, 9; 4 tied at 8.
PITCHING (3 Decisions)-Greinke,
Kansas City, 6-0, 1.000; Buehrle,
Chicago, 5-0, 1.000; Frasor, Toronto, 4-
0, 1.00D; ABailey, Oakland, 3-0, 1.000;
Bannister, Kansas City, 3-0, 1.000;
Palmer, Los Angeles, 3-0, 1.000.
SAVES-FFrancisco, Texas, 9; Fuentes,
Los Angeles, 8; Soria, Kansas City, 7;
Papelbon, Boston, 7; Jenks, Chicago, 6;
Rodney, Detroit, 6; 5 tied at 5.
NATIONAL LEAGUE
East Division
W L Pct GB
Philadelphia 15 12 .556 -
New York 15 13 .536 Y2
Florida 16 14 .533 X/
Atlanta 13 16 .448 3
Washington 9 18 .333 6
Central Division
W L Pct GB
St. Louis 19 11 .633 -
Milwaukee 17 13 .567 2
Chicago 16 13 .552 2Y2
Cincinnati 16 13 .552 2Y2
Houston 12 17 .414 6V4
Pittsburgh 12 17 .414 6V2
West Division
W L Pct GB


Los Angeles
San Francisco
San Diego
Arizona
Colorado


10 .677 -
13 .536 42s
17 .433 7Y2
18 .400 8Y2
17 .393 8Y2


Friday's Games
Philadelphia 10, Atlanta 6
Cincinnati 6, St. Louis 4
N.Y. Mets 7, Pittsburgh 3
Milwaukee 3, Chicago Cubs 2
Houston 2, San Diego 0
Florida 8, Colorado 3
Washington 5, Arizona 4
San Francisco 3, L.A. Dodgers 1
Saturday's Games
Pittsburgh at N.Y. Mets, late
San Francisco at L.A. Dodgers, late
Atlanta at Philadelphia, late
San Diego at Houston, late
Chicago Cubs at Milwaukee, late
St. Louis at Cincinnati, late
Washington at Arizona, late
Florida at Colorado, late
Sunday's Games
Atlanta at Philadelphia, 12:35 p.m.
Pittsburgh at NY Mets, 1:10 p.m.
St. Louis at Cincinnati, 1:10 p.m.


San Diego at Houston, 2:05 p.m.
Chicago Cubs at Milwaukee, 2:05 p.m.
Florida at Colorado, 3:10 p.m.
San Francisco at L.A. Dodgers, 4:10
p.m.
Washington at Arizona, 4:10 p.m.

LEAGUE LEADERS
BATTING-Beltran, New York, .377'
Votto, Cincinnati, .370; Helton,
Colorado, .351; MRamirez, Los
Angeles, .348; Pujols, St. Louis, .343;
Ibanez, Philadelphia, .340; Zimmerman,
Washington, .339.
RBI-Pujols, St. Louis, 32; Cantu,
Florida, 31; Ethier, Los Angeles, 27;
BMolina, San Francisco, 27; Braun,
Milwaukee, 26; 3 tied at 24.
HOME RUNS-Pujols, St. Louis, 11;
AdGonzalez, San Diego, 9; ASoriano,
Chicago, 9; Utley, Philadelphia, 9; 4 tied
at8.
PITCHING (3 Decisions)-Pelfrey, New
York, 4-0, 1.000; Martis, Washington,
4-0, 1.000; Meredith, San Diego, 4-0,
1.000; Condrey, Philadelphia, 3-0,
1.000; DiFelice, Milwaukee, 3-0, 1.000;
Maholm, Pittsburgh, 3-0, 1.000.
SAVES-Cordero, Cincinnati, 9;
Franklin, St. Louis, 9; FrRodriguez, New
York, 9; Broxton, Los Angeles, 8; Bell,
San Diego, 8.


EASTERN CONFERENCE


D.C. United
'Toronto FC
Chicago
Kansas City
New York
New England
Columbus


Pts GF
13 12
12 10'
11 13
11 10
8 9
8 5
5 8


WESTERN CONFERENCE
W L T PtsGF GA
Chivas USA 6 1 I 19 11 3
Seattle FC 4 2 1 13 10 4
Colorado 3 2 2 11 10 8
Real Salt Lake 3 3 1 10 14 10
Houston 2 2 2 8 6 5
LosAngeles 1 1 5 8 9 9
San Jose 1 5 2 5 8 16
FC Dallas 1 5 1 4 7 14
NOTE: Three points for victory, one
point for tie.

Wednesday's Games
D.C. United 1, Kansas City 1, tie
Los Angeles 2, Real Salt Lake 2, tie
Friday's Game
New York 4, San Jose 1
Saturday's Games
Kansas City at Columbus, late
Toronto FC at D.C. United, late
New England at Chicago, late
FC Dallas at Houston, late
Real Salt Lake at Chivas USA, late
Sunday's Games
Los Angeles at Seattle, 3 p.m.


BASEBALL
American League
NEW YORK YANKEES-Activated 3B
Alex Rodriguez from the 15-day DL.
Placed C Jose Molina on the 15-day DL.
Purchased the contract of C Kevin Cash
from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (IL).
Optioned RHP Mark Melancon to
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Designated RHP
Steven Jackson for assignment.
OAKLAND ATHLETICS-Acquired INF
Adam Kennedy from Tampa Bay for a
player to be named and assigned
Kennedy to Sacramento (PCL).
National League
FLORIDA MARLINS-Placed RHP
Anibal Sanchez on the 15-day DL.
Purchased the contract of INF Chris
Coghlan from New Orleans (PCL).


Hammock Junior Golf
SEBRING Golf Hammock C.C. will
hold a Junior Golf Camp June 22-26
from 9 a.m. to noon.
This will cover golf ettiquette, basics
and intermediate play in all phases of
golf strokes, and lunch.
Pick-up will be at noon.
Cost will be $90 and another sibling
at $75.00.
Call the pro shop at 382-2151 to regis-
ter.

SFCC Volleyball Camp
AVON PARK The South Florida
Lady Panthers will be holding their
annual Volleyball Camp July 27-30 for
girls from grades 6-12.
The four-day camp will begin with
registration from 7:30-8 a.m. on the first
day, with drills and instruction from 8-11
a.m. and activities in the pool and on the
sand court from 11 a.m.-Noon.
Cost for the camp is $100 per partici-
pant and will be limited to the first 30
applicants, so register early to reserve a
spot.
To register, to to
www.southflorida.edu, and select the vol-
leyball site.
Click on "volleyball camp," print out
Admissions Application and Emergency
Treatment Forms.
Mail Admissions Application and
Emergency Treatment Forms as indicated
on forms or bring to the cashier's office
in Building B.
To register by phone, call one of the
Panther Volleyball Camp lines at ext.
7037: Avon Park/Sebring-784-7037; Lak
e Placid-465-5300; DeSoto-494-7500;
Hardee- 773-2252.

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.-l 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.

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).

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

Heartland Kid's Golf Camp
AVON PARK River Greens is
pleased to partner *th 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 I
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.


LOOKING BACK

10 YEARS AGO
May 8, 1999: Lake Placid's Keya Wesley showed extraordinary versatility at the Class 3A StateTrack
and Field Finals by earning medals in two track and two field events.The junior took second in the shot
put, third in the 100-meter dash and fourth in both discus and as part of the 4X100 relay team.Wesley
started her day in the discus event where she bettered her seed toss of 110-feet, 2-inches to 116-feet.
From there she trotted over to the shot put competition and promptly put the shot 38-feet, 2-inches and
was only bettered by Gulliver Preps Kimberli Barrett, who set a state class 3A record. Wesley then had
time to get half a drink of Gatorade before heading over to the 100-meter competition where she took
second in her preliminary heat before taking third in the finals in 12.99 seconds. Just five minutes later,
it was onto the relay event where she joined forces with Kimberly Moore, Biyonca Hendricks and Felicia
McKeithan to finish in 51.24 seconds.
10 YEARS AGO
May 7: It was a snake-bit day for both Avon Park baseball and Sebring softball as Tampa Catholic
continued to curse the Red Devils with a 9-8, come-from-behind win to win the Class 3A South II
Regiona semifinal game, and the Lady Blue Streaks couldn't break through against the pitching of Palm
Harbor University High's Mary Goldman in losing the South II regional final, 2-0. Avon Park had run out
to a 7-1 lead, helped by a MattTindell two-run home run. But, having beaten an Avon Park team in four
different sports the past four years, the Crusaders mounted a comeback that, coupled with Devil miscues,
brought them back for the heart-wrenching win. Kelly Cormier started for the Lady Streaks on the mound
and virtually matched Goldman, giving up just six hits and one earned run while striking out three. But
the Lady Cane righty was just a bit better, scattering just three hits (from Nadia Pagan, Niki Keil and Lucia
Heston) and striking out four. is

Today in Sports History
May 10

In 1913, the Yankees commit 8 errors but still manage to beat the Detroit Tigers, 10-
9, in 10 innings.
The 1946 Red Sox won thdir 15th game in a row, topping the ankees, 5-4.
Poor Jim Hearn of the San Francisco Giants, allowed two run against the Pirates in
1959. The game was suspended by rain and Hearn was soon released. The game was
resumed later in the season and, two months after his retirement, Hearn was charged
with the loss.
In 1973, the New York Knicks won the 27th NBA championship, beating the L.A.
Lakers 4-1.
A year later on this day, in 1974, the 7th ABA title was won by the New York Nets
who topped the Utah Stars 4-1.
Montreal Expo lefty Bill "Spaceman" Lee threw a no-hitter against the Giants in
1981.


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manship award which really
caught him off guard.
"Every single day I did it
for them (the special ath-
letes), not me," Tanner said.
"I felt like I made a differ-
ence in somebody's life."
Tanner admitted there has
not been a day that has gone by
that he wakes up and admires
his sportsmanship trophy. The
admiration does not come
from winning his first trophy,
but the feeling he gained from
helping someone else.
"I had someone disabled in
my family. My cousin had a
hole in his heart and died. He
was like William. William
reminds me so much of my
cousin," Tanner said.
Dickson also admired
Tanner for his hard work and
dedication to make him a bet-
ter ball player.
"He taught me to catch the
ball with my glove. J.T. was
nice to me. I like playing
softball good," Dickson said.
The coach who won the
sportsmanship award was
Bobbi Wigand with the Ridge
Real Estate team.
The best special athlete
award was won by Megan
Benenson, the pitcher for
Lampe & Kiefer Hearing Aid
Center.
The best partner award was
won by Charlotte Bauder of
Beef O'Brady's team and the
best coach award went to
Dustin Morris of McPhail's
Auto Sales.
In addition to the team
players, there were 15 new
special athletes who learned
the fundamentals of the game
by doing softball skills. They
competed for ribbons in that
division. All were tested on
their abilities to throw a soft-
ball, run the bases, hit a ball
and field a ball.


First-place winners in the
skill level were Kenny Stoll,
Sandra Harper, Amy
Matthews and Hugh Sims.
Second-place finishers
were Ricky Marino, Dennis
Taylor and Kelly Gilmore.
Third-place ribbons went to
Sarah Moore and Jeannene'
Eby while Joy Rector got a
fourth-place ribbon.
The tournament was won
by Ridge Real Estate.
Duffer's Sports Grille came
in second place while Beef
O'Brady's took third place.
Ridge Real Estate beat
Duffer's 11-7 in the final
round while Beef O'Brady's
defeated Lampe & Kiefer
Hearing Aid Center 11-8.
Other teams competing
were Dee's Place, Coffee
News of Florida, Florida
Hospital Heartland Division,
McPhail's Auto Sales.
Aaction Pest Control spon-
sored the skill level players
while The Palms of Sebring
sponsored shirts for the vol-
unteers and umpires.
Umpires volunteering their
time included Jeanette
Phipps, Karen Bolin, Tamara
Neale, Julie Reddix, Lee
Smith, Todd Creech, Kyle
Jackson, Ty Jackson, Nancy
Jones, Regan Davenport and
Christy Smith.
Scorekeepers helping out
were Connie Sewell, Roberta
Creech and Dee Andrews.
The Aktion Club manned
the concession stand.
Carl Gillilan, of Sebring,
sang the national anthem while
the VFW Post 4300 Honor
Guard presented the colors.
Representatives from the
top sponsors of the tourna-
ment threw out the first pitch
on each field.
Representatives included
Gene Gauger of Sebring Wal-
Mart, George Davis of Avon


Park Wal-Mart, Scott
Albritton of Highlands
Sertoma Club and Jim Mason
of the Sebring Elks Lodge.
Other sponsors, besides the
teams, included Highlands
Independent Bank, Reflections
on Silver Lake, Heacock
Insurance Group, Morris
Funeral Chapel, David and
Doris Magowan, Ace
Homecare, Stephenson-Nelson
Funeral Home, Donna Lyles and
Anissa Jones, Beta Sigma Phip
- Xi Nu Sigma, Impact Awards
& Promotions, Highlands
County Board of County
Commissioners, Jim and Carol
Phipps, Robert and Elaine
Simmons, Dustin and Val
Morris, Rob and Amy Torres,
King Equipment Company and
Wild Turkey Tavern.
The tournament generated
approximately $6,500 to help
fund the 12 different sports
and training offered by
Special STARS throughout the
entire year.


Courtesy photo
Special STARS softball players on the Coffee News of Florida team William Dickson (left)
and J.T. Tanner congratulate each other last Saturday after being selected for sportsman-
ship awards in the 10th Annual Special STARS Softball Classic. Below: Ridge Real Estate,
winners of the 10th annual Special STARS Softball Classic Tournament, show off their tro-
phies.


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0 Highlander lead.
Sheldon Williams came on
in relief of hard-luck starter
Dustin Lang and promptly hit
Javarius Riley, but he
induced a pop-up and then
watched as Hoffner made a
slick scoop of a one-hopper
to third for the final out.
Things went quietly the
next couple innings before
Hoffner's double off the wall
lead off the Blue Streak
fourth and seemed to be the
start of something big.
But a sacrifice fly from
catcher Josh Chavis, while
getting Sebring on the score-
board, was all that would be
mustered to make it a 5-1
game.
Lake Wales, though,
answered right back, plating
three in their half of the
fourth.
Again, with the bases
loaded, the result of a hit bat-
ter, a bloop single and a bunt
single, the infield came in.
A chopper off the bat of
Davis, that normally would
have been fielded by Hoffner
at third for at least a fielder's
choice, instead was just out
of his reach for a two-run sin-
gle.
A pop up to shallow right
soon dropped in to bring
another run home, though an
alert play by Chavis avoided
further damage.
After the throw home was
just a tad too late, Chavis
rifled it toward third, where
the Highlander runner hadn't
quite gotten to yet.
But, as he rounded the base
as most runners would he
was caught by surprise to see
the throw coming in.
Caught by surprise, and
caught.
Another interesting sce-
nario then came about as
Lake Wales' starting pitcher
then struck out to end the
inning, and was tossed from
- the game for then throwing
his bat in disgust.
In cam Shafer from short-
stop to take over on- the


It's the age-old question,
'which came first, the chick-
en or the egg.
In the case of ballplayers
excuses for wrongdoing, it
was always reason that
might eventually be found
out to be lame or an outright
lie.
Such as with Alex
Rodriguez who was caught
in some pretty public lying
recently.
But in that case, it took a
while for the truth, or what
part of the truth we got, to
come out.
In the latest scenario of a
star being busted by Major
League Baseball, at least
parts of the facts came for-
ward almost as soon as the
half-truth of an excuse did.
Upon the breaking of the
,news on media wires, a
quote attributed to Manny
:Ramirez held that he had
seen a doctor for a personal
matter and was prescribed
;medication not a steroid,
he made sure to point out -
that, as it turned out, had
something in it that was on
baseball's banned substance
list.
Within hours, reports were
*also coming across the wires
'of research done by San
'Francisco journalists T.J.
;Quinn and Mark Fainaru-


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Corbin Hoffner uses the two-handed approach to good ben-
efit in snaring this foul pop Friday night.


mound after having thrown
a complete-game effort in
Tuesday's 1-0 win over
Braden River.
Struggling with his control
initially, with one out he
walked Matt Randall,
plunked Higgins and saw
Lewis shoot a single up the
middle to load the bases.
"He threw a lot of pitches
Tuesday and we had a chance
there," Rewis said. "Another
hit or two right there and we
could have a whole different
ball game. But he's a great
competitor with a great arm,
and the adrenaline got going
and he got out of it."
Got out of it with a big-
bending Uncle Charlie to get
Williams for the second out
and a grounder to third from
Hoffner to end the threat.
One more run was tacked
on in the fifth for the
Highlanders and things stood
from that point on to provide
for the final.
"All but six teams are
going to end their season


with a loss," Rewis said.
"They're an aggressive team
and all we can do is wish
them the best. "Nobody
expected this group of kids to
do what they've done," he
continued on about his
Streaks. "They've excelled in
everything we've asked them
to do. We're losing four
(players) and it'll be hard to
find the four that will take
their place, but we've got a
lot coming back to choose
from. That's a good problem
for us to have."
A sign of the Sebring pro-
gram that even in what was
initially thought to be a
rebuilding year turned into a
third straight trip to the
regional semifinals.
I And though the contribu-
tions of departing seniors
Higgins, Lang, Kevin
Welborn and Hank Brady
will be missed, the bulk of
the roster returns to build on
the experience of this sea-
son's success.


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Dan Hoehne

Wada had found that the
substance in question was
not, in fact, a steroid, but
rather something that is
commonly taken after a
steroid cycle, to induce the
body to re-start producing
testosterone.
I'm actually glad that this
was explained more fully,
because initially, what you
heard was Manny saying that
it was a personal matter and
the reports that it was a
female hormone he was tak-
ing which let's the imagi-
nation run wild.
Especially with the com-
mon phrase for Ramirez
doing off the wall things,
"Manny being Manny."
I guess it wasn't really a
lie, but more of Ramirez
muddying up the truth,
glossing it over, hiding the


full truth.
But that veil covering up
the finer points of the truth
was ripped off within the-
next news cycle, which these
days means within a few
hours.
I've gotten on my media
brethren before, pointing out
their culpability in the whole
steroid era and making too
much of a story out of a
non-story, or creating stories
where there really are none -
i.e. what did Brett Favre
have for breakfast today and
does that mean he's staying
retired?
But I've got to hand it to
them here, as they seem
about have reached the tip-
ping point of how fast they
can unveil what really lies
behind what an athlete in
trouble tells us.
Pretty soon the athlete
won't need to bother coming
up with a creative excuse, as
the investigative reporters
will be coming forward with
the facts before they have a
chance to.
Which will serve the
greater good, even if it does
lessen the entertainment
value.

Dan Hoehne is the Sports Editor
of the News-Sun. He can be
reached at daniel.hoehne@news-
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new life as a volunteer would
lead her right back' into
healthcare.
Neither did Mike Chesnut,
whose work building retail


partnerships looks a lot like
his volunteer service for a
group of Denver nonprofits
that are fighting homeless-
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The same is true for retiree
Berlin Hall. Since leaving his
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families led him to volunteer
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More suggestions on how to economize


Totalling all the responses
that I have gotten for my
column in the entire three
years that I have been writ-
ing for the News-Sun they
do not equal the responses I
got from the last article.
"Economize ... a penny here,
a penny there."
I got e-mails and calls and
comments from people I met
shopping or attending a
meeting. All of the respons--
es were positive with other
suggestions on how to econ-
omize, except for one. That
e-mail took me to task for
wasting water: "Step two is
to let the water (cold so you
don't waste electricity on the
hot water heater) run gently
over the outside of the fil-
ter."
When I shared this cri-.
tique with people it elicted
the following discussions on
the efficacy of either saving
water or paper ... a big ques-
tion. Why either/or? Why
not both. One of the solu-
tions was to let the grinds
dry in the filter paper and
then just brush them out.
Another that I rejected is to
reuse the filter with the


S grinds in;
or freeze
S the filter
and grinds
and then
S separate
the frozen
grinds
from the
Pearl's filter. I
Gems can tell
Pearl Carter you this
last one
didn't work. The paper tore
and the grinds didn't freeze
at all.
Nostalgia was the topic
that most of the people
responded to. "Remember
saving silver paper during
the war?" Our war was
World War II. We saved tin-
foil and rubber bands and
string. I don't think the
string helped the war effort
much, but it made us feel
like we were doing our bit.
This firestorm of respons-
es however did come up
with some great suggestions:
Carpool.
Drive at 60 mph or
less.
Think native plants and
gravel instead of grass.


Pick up oranges that
fall off the trucks ... but not
on U.S. 27.
Recycle computer
paper. The choir master for
Temple Israel prints the
Hebrew prayers and music
on recycled scrap paper.
Since she is Episcopalian
and in the choir of her
church, our holy Hebrew
prayer music is on one side
but when you turn the page
the reverse carries the mes-
sage "Jesus loves me this I
know because the Bible'tells
me so." Readings will be
Psalms 27 for Sunday morn-.,
ing "The Lord is my light
and my salvation." And the
reading from the New i
Testatment is John 3:16: *
"For God so loves the world,,
he gave his only begotten 2
son." This is the ultimate in
ecumenical behavior.
Certainly people are think-
ing economy. We have
revived the phrase "Make
do, do over, do without."
Pearl Carter is a Lake Placid
resident and a contributing
columnist of the News-Sun. E-
mail timely87@comcast.net.


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SCHOOL MENUS


Breakfasts and lunches
being served in the Highlands
County School District for the''
upcoming week of May 11-15
include: ..

HIGH SCHOOLS
Monday
Breakfast French toast
4Icks, sa&isage. patty, assort-
g1 cereals,"MaxStix, assorted
juices, apple, choice of milk.
I Lunch -. Burger-on bun,
cheesebuier,- Mama Sofia's
Cheese pitza. Mama Sofia's
pfepperoni pizza, barbecue
chicken sandwich,
Uncrustable peanut butter and
jelly'sandwich, spaghetti and
meat sauce, garlic breadstick,
chef salad, crispy chicken
Caesar, turkey and cheese
sub, dill stack, carrots and
dip, string cheese, french
fries, corn,, strawberry fruit
flip, assorted juices, assorted
fresh fruit, diced peaches,
chocolate chip cookie, choice.
of milk.
Tuesday
Breakfast Chicken bis-
cuit, assorted cereals, cinna-
mon toast, assorted juices,
assorted fresh fruit, mandarin
oranges, 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, MaxStix, dipping
sauce, chef salad, crispy
chicken salad, ham and
cheese sub, dill stack, tossed
salad, green beans, mashed
potatoes, potato chips, chick-
en gravy, string cheese,
strawberry fruit flip, assorted
fresh fruit, assorted juices,
fruit cocktail cup, cut fresh
fruit, choice of milk.
Wednesday
Breakfast Stuffed straw-
berry pretzel, hash brown
patty, assorted cereals, cinna-
mon toast, assorted juices,
banana, pineapple cup, choice
of milk.
Lunch Manager's
choice, burger on bun,
cheeseburger, Mama Sofia's
cheese pizza, Mama Sofia's


pepperoni pizza, hot and spicy
chicken sandwich,
Uncrustable PBJ sandwich,
chef salad, southwestern
chicken salad, carrots and
dip, dill stack, string cheese,
cherry extreme fruit, assorted
fresh fruit, assorted juices,
choice of milk.
Thursday
Breakfast Breakfast
pizza, hash brown patty,
assorted cereals, cinnamon
toast, assorted juices, assort-
ed fresh fruit, fresh Florida
oranges, 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, tacos yellow rice,
salsa, chef salad, crispy
chicken Caesar, ham and
cheese sub, dill stack, sea-
soned potato cubes, potato
chips, corn cobbettes, string
cheese, tossed salad, assort-
ed juices, strawberry fruit flip,
assorted fresh fruit, fruit
cocktail cup, cut fresh fruit,
choice of milk.
Friday
Breakfast Sausage bis-
cuit, assorted cereals, string
cheese, assorted juices,
assorted fresh fruit, choice of
milk.
Lunch Burger on bun,
cheeseburger, Mama Sofia's
cheese pizza, Mama Sofia's
pepperoni pizza, chicken patty
on bun, Uncrustable PBJ
sandwich, chicken tenders,
dinner roll, chef salad, crispy
chicken salad, turkey and
cheese sub, dill stack, carrots
and dip, string cheese, french
fries, green beans, assorted
juices, peach cup, assorted
fresh fruit, strawberry fruit
flip, Rice Krispie Treats,
choice of milk.

MIDDLE SCHOOLS
Monday
Breakfast French toast
sticks, sausage patty, assort-
ed cereals, MaxStix, assorted
juices, assorted fresh fruit,
choice of milk. Breakfast on
the Patio: Sausage biscuit,


assorted juices, choice of
milk.
Lunch Burger on bun,
cheeseburger, barbecue
chicken sandwich, chef salad,
crispy chicken Caesar, turkey
and cheese sub, spaghetti
with meat sauce, garlic bread-
stick; dill stack, seasoned
potato cubes, corn, assorted
juices, string cheese, peach
cup, assorted fresh fruit,
chocolate chip cookie, choice
of milk.
Tuesday
Breakfast Chicken bis-
cuit, assorted cereals, cinna-
mon toast, assorted juices,
assorted fresh fruit, choice of
milk. Breakfast on the Patio:
Chicken biscuit, assorted
juices, choice of milk.
Lunch Burger on bun,
cheeseburger, chicken ten-
ders, dinner roll, ham' and
cheese sub, chef salad, crispy
chicken salad, MaxStix, dip-
ping sauce, dill stack, mashed
potatoes, chicken gravy, car-
rots and dip, green beans,
assorted juices, assorted
fresh fruit, cut fresh fruit, fruit
cocktail cup, choice of milk.
Wednesday
Breakfast Stuffed straw-
berry pretzel, hash brown
patty, assorted cereals, cinna-
mon toast, assorted juices,
assorted fresh fruit, choice of
milk. Breakfast on the Patio:
Assorted cereal bars, assort-
ed juices, choice of milk.


Lunch Manager's
choice, burger on bun,
cheeseburger, hot and spicy
chicken sandwich, turkey.and
cheese sub, chef salad,
southwestern chicken salad,
dill stack, string cheese,
assorted fresh fruit, assorted
juices, choice of milk.
Thursday
Breakfast Breakfast
pizza, assorted cereals, cinna-
mon toast, assorted juices,
assorted fresh fruit, choice of
milk. Breakfast on the Patio:
Chicken biscuit, assorted
juices, choice of milk.
Lunch Burger on bun,
cheeseburger, chicken patty
on bun, ham and cheese sub,
chef salad, chicken Caesar
salad, tacos, salsa, yellow
rice, dill stack, corn cob-
bettes, assorted juices, car-
rots and dip, assorted fresh
fruit, fruit cocktail cup, cut
fresh fruit, choice of milk.
Friday
Breakfast Sausage bis-
cuit, assorted cereals, string
cheese, assorted juices,
assorted fresh fruit, choice of
milk. Breakfast on the Patio:`
Sausage biscuit, assorted
juices, choice of milk.
Lunch Burger on bun,
cheeseburger, chicken ten-
ders, dinner roll, turkey and
cheese sub, chef salad, crispy
chicken salad, Mama Sofia's
cheese pizza, Mama Sofia's
pepperoni pizza, dill stack,


SAM





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tossed salad, carrots and dip,
potato chips, string cheese,
assorted juices, assorted
fresh fruit, peach cup, Rice
Krispie Treats, choice of milk.

ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS
Monday
Breakfast Pancakes,
sausage patty, assorted cere-
als, MaxStix, chilled fruit
juices, diced peaches, choice
of milk. Breakfast in the
Classroom: Reese's Puffs
cereal, string cheese, apple
juice, milk.
Lunch Uncrustable
peanut butter and jelly sand-
wich, turkey chef salad,
cheeseburger on bun, dill
stack, scalloped potatoes,
corn cobbettes, green beans,
chilled fruit juices, sliced
pears, very berry juice bar,
choice of milk.
Tuesday
Breakfast Breakfast
sandwich, assorted cereals,
cinnamon toast, pineapple
cup, chilled fruit juices,
choice of milk. Breakfast in
the Classroom: Sausage bis-
cuit, apple, hard cooked egg,
giant graham, chocolate milk.
Lunch Uncrustable PBJ
sandwich, turkey chef salad,
barbecue pork on bun, baked
beans, blueberry cup, cinna-
mon *bears, chilled fruit
juices, very berry juice bar,
choice of milk.
Wednesday
Breakfast Zesty cheesy
roll-ups, hash brown patty,
assorted cereals, cinnamon
toast, mandarin oranges,
chilled fruit juices, choice of
milk. Breakfast in the
Classroom: Hard cooked egg,
giant graham, sausage bis-
cuit, grape juice, milk.
Lunch Manager's
choice, Uncrustable PBJ
sandwich, turkey chef salad,
sliced ham sandwich, carrots
and dip, chilled fruit juices,
choice of milk.
Thursday
Breakfast Breakfast
pizza, assorted cereals, cinna-
mon toast, chilled fruit juices,
banana, choice of milk.


Our Mother is #1.
She has made many
sacrifices in her life and
has always been "The
Rock" of our family. We
love you very much. We
lost our brother almost
2 years ago...he loved
you dearly.
Happy Mother's Day
Mama .....
Thanks for the
memories!

Your daughters,Helen
Phillips, Cathy
Gordon, Carolyn
Gordon, & brother
Buddy Thomas


Mom,
You are the best, we love
you.
Thank you for all you do for
us.

Love,
James and Paul Dawes


Dear Mom,
I thank God everyday for
choosing you to be the special
woman in my life, my mother. You have\
loved, prayed and cared for me all my
life, not missing a beat! You are truly a
beautiful woman inside and out. Most
important, your beauty within reaches
out to bless the hearts of those in need
of a big heart hug. The seeds of faith you
planted in me at a yourtg tender age,
have carried me through many of life's
painful challenges, heartaches and
disappointments. You've also taught me
by example to celebrate the life we have
been given. Thank you for being you!
I love you, God bless you.
Your daughter,
Temry Sauls Binger


Flowers...Candy...or Diamonds!! Whatever you give to Mom this Mother's Day, make sure you
also tell her how much you love and appreciate her.
AND ABOVE ALL SPEND SOME TIME WITH HER TODAY!


A VERY HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY FROM EVERYONE AT THE NEWS-SUN.

ENJOY YOUR DAY!


Happy
Mother's
Day...
Mamaw
Carolyn.
We love
you!
Bethany and Cameron

'Thanks Mm being there and
supporting me, lifting us
up!
We love you,;
Clarissa & JR
................o...................





Day...
Mamaw
Ann.
We love you!
Bethany and Cameron

:Mom, you have given us
,very special memories.
We love you,
JR and Cla rissa


r To My
Mom #2,
You will
never
know how
very special you are to me.
Thanks for being there for
me as a child; and thanks
for being my Mom #2 for
the past 10+ years.
It's so nice to know that I
still have 'a home to come
home to'!

Love you lots,
Joyce


HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!
We love you, you are the
best mother in the world!

Love,
JR, Bethany, Cameron


You are the
bestest
Momma
ever!!
Thanks for
taking such
good care of
me.
Happy
Mother's
Day!


Love,
MaKayla Victoria
Sanchez


./ ^'**:AH

Thanks for always being
there when I need you.
Even as an adult; I know
when I need my Mom,
you will be there.....
YOU'RE THE GREATEST!

Love,
Vickie


114


Breakfast in the Classroom:
Strawberry pop-tart, string
cheese, chicken biscuit,
banana, chocolate milk.
Lunch Uncrustable PBJ
sandwich, ham chef salad, hot
dog on bun, potato chips,
green beans, cranberry sauce,
sliced pears, -chilled fruit
juices, very berry juice bar,
glazed cinnamon roll, choice
of milk.
Friday
Breakfast Sausage bis-
cuit, assorted cereals, string
cheese, fresh Florida oranges,
chilled fruit juices, choice of
milk. Breakfast in the
Classroom: Chicken biscuit,
strawberry pop-tart, string
cheese, apple juice, milk.
Lunch Uncrustable PBJ
sandwich, ham chef salad,
Mama Sofia's pepperoni
pizza, Mama Sofia's cheese
pizza, tossed salad, orange
glazed carrots, apple, chilled
fruit juices, very berry juice
bar, choice of milk.

KINDERGARTEN
LEARNING CENTER
Monday
Lunch Uncrustable
peanut butter and jelly sand-
wich, cheeseburger on bun,
scalloped potatoes, corn cob-
bettes, chocolate chip cookie,
choice of milk.
Tuesday
Lunch Uncrustable PBJ
sandwich,. barbecue pork on
bun, carrots and dip, blueber-
ry cup, cinnamon bears,
choice of milk.
Wednesday
Luncht. Manager's
choice, Uncrustable PBJ
sandwich, choice of milk.
Thursday
Lunch Uncrustable PBJ
sandwich, hot dog on bun,
potato chips, green beans,
mandarin oranges, glazed cin-
namon roll, choice of milk.
Friday
Lunch Uncrustable PBJ
sandwich, Mama Sofia's pep-
peroni pizza, tossed salad,
apple, vanilla clodhoppers,
choice of milk.











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AP's Awesome Opossums go to State Envirothon Contest


On April 17-
18, five high
school students
from Avon Park
High School took
part in the State
Envirothon
Contest held at
Hillsborough
River State Park.
They call them-
selves the
Awesome
Opossums and
along with their


teacher, Cheryl Moffat, they earned
the right to attend the competition.
Ashley Calhoun, Tyler Ann
Cook, Cody Kindrick, Norma
Badillo and Edwin Rivera scored
the highest of the Highlands
County teams in the Regional con-
test that was held on Dec. 12,
2008.
Staff from the Highlands Soil
and Water Conservation District
have been coaching and teaching
the students throughout the year in
an effort to prepare them for the
event. The Florida Envirothon is a
17-year-old environmental educa-
tion program that has captured the
support of educators, public agen-
cies and corporations.


The competitive program is a
"hands-on" educational program
that involves team problem-solving
in 5 natural resource areas; aquat-
ics, soils, wildlife, forestry and a
current environmental issue.
The Envirothon competition
demonstrates the interdependencies
of our environment while it edu-
cates, creates partnerships and pro-
motes teamwork.
The Envirothon began as a com-
petition in Pennsylvania in 1979.
Three Soil and Water Conservation
Districts held a local competition
and dubbed the event the
"Environmental Olympics." Since
then, this program has been adopt-
ed all over the U.S. and provi-
dences of Canada. Since 1993 the
Florida Envirothon has involved
more than 31,500 students and
6,500 volunteers.
The mission of the Envirothon
is to develop knowledgeable,
skilled and dedicated citizens who
are willing and prepared to work
towards achieving and maintaining
a natural balance between the qual-
ity of life and the quality of the
environment.
The Envirothon mission is
accomplished by developing in
young people an understanding of


Courtesy photo
The Awesome Opossums are (from left) Norma Badillo, Ashley Calhoun,
Tyler Ann Cook, Cody Kindrick and Edwin Rivera.


the principles and practices of nat-
ural resource management and
ecology and through practice deal-
ing with complex resource manage-
ment decisions.
After participating in the
Envirothor competition, many stu-
dents have come away with 4 moti-
vation and excitement to persue
careers in environmental studies,
environmental law, natural sciences
and natural resource management.
Not only is the Envirothon a
great way to educate our youth


.about environmental issues, it is an
opportunity to allow them to com-
pete and learn about team work.
The team of five must work togeth-
er; each covering a different sub-
ject, while working toward the
same goal and sharing knowledge
with each other.
It is also a chance for the kids
to have some fun. The competi-
tions are always held in a natural
area, allowing the students to roam
from station to station and see the
environment up close and personal.


A delicious picnic lunch is provid-.:
ed at each event, which allows all
participants a time to unwind and
relax after the tests are over.
We at Highlands Soil and Water ,
Conservation District are very
proud of all of the students that
have participated in Envirothon
over the years. The supervisors on'
the HSWCD board continue to sup-
port this valuable program. Each
year the board contributes finan-
cially toward the event as well as
supporting staff with their hands-
on training. Donations and spon-
sorships from various organizations'
make the yearly event possible.
We are very proud of all of the
students in Highlands County who
participated in the Envirothon com-'.
petition. We hope that the experi-
ence has been a positive one and
that they have learned information, .
values and how to be part of a
team. We at Highlands Soil and
Water Conservation District hope
to be part of more teams in the
years to come.

Corine Burgess is a Natural
Resources Specialist with the
Highlands County Soil and Water
Conservation District. Contact
Corine at 402-6545.


PLACES To WORSHIP


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


APOSTOLIC

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


ASSEMBLY OF GOD

* Christ Fellowship Church
(Assembly of God), 2935 New
Life Way. Bearing His Name;
Preaching His Doctrine; and
Awaiting His Coming. "Worshiping
God in Spirit and in Truth." Sunday
School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship,
10 a.m.; Evening Worship, 6:30
p.m. Wednesday: Worship, 7 p.m.
Pastor Eugene Haas. Phone 471-
0924.
* Crossroads 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. PFhone 385-6431.


BAPTIST

* Avon Park Lakes Baptist
Church, 2600 N. Highlands Blvd.,
Avon Park,.FL 33825. George Hall,.
Pastor. Christ centered and bibli-
cally based. Sunday worship serv-
ices, 8:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Nursery facilities are available.
Bible studies at 9:45 a.m. Sunday
and 7 p.m. Wednesday. Prayer
Time 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 10:3.0 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
tistap.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.; MorningWorship, 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/-
lowship@tnni.net.
* First Baptist Church of Avon
Park, 100 N. Lake Ave., Avon Park.
Dr. Vernon Harkey, pastor; Jared
Hewitt, interim youth minister; and
Joy Loomis, interim music director.
Regular Sunday schedule: 8:30-
a.m. Orchestra rehearsal; 9 a.m.
Library open; 9:30 a.m. Sunday
School; 11 a.m. Morning Worship;
11 a.m.,Children's Church; 4:30-7
p.m. Youth activities; 6 p.m. Vesper
Service. Tuesday schedule: 8-10
a.m., basic computer
class/Sonshine House; 7-9 p.m.
conversational English, basic com-
puter and citizenship
classes/Sonshine House. Regular
Wednesday schedule: 4:45 p.m.
Family Night Supper; 6 p.m. chil-
dren's choir rehearsals, youth
activities and prayer meeting; 6;30
p.m. adult choir rehearsal; 7 p.m.
children's mission groups.
Thursday schedule:' 7-8:30 p.m.
adult reading and writing classes.
Nursery provided for all services,
except Sonshine House.;
LifeGroups (Bible studies) are
offered on various days and times.
Call 453-6681 for details. The 24/7
prayer line is (863) 452-1957.
Primera Mision Bautista, 100 N.'
Lake Ave., Avon Park. 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 pI.m. Preschool and
Mother's Day Out for children age
.6 weeks to 5 years' old. Becky
Gotsch, director. Call 385-4704.
* Florida Avenue Baptist
Church, 401 S. Florida Ave., Avon
Park. Mailing address is 710 W.
Bell St., Avon Park, FL 33825.
Telephone. 453-5339. Rev. John D.
Girdley, pastor. Sunday School,
9:45 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 11
a.m.; 11 a.m. Children's Church;
Sunday, Evening Worship, 6 p.m.
Wednesday night programs for
children, youth and adults at 7 p.m.
* Independent Baptist Church,
5704 County Road' 17 South,
Sebring, FL 33876.' Sunday
School, 9:30 a.m. Sunday worship,
10:30 a.m. Sunday evening, 6 p.m.
Wednesday service, 7 p.m.
Fundamental, soul-winning, mis-
sion-minded, King James Bible
Church. Larry Ruse, pastor. Phone
655-1899. Bus transportation.
* LeIsure Lakes Baptist Church,
808 Gardenia St., Lake Placid (just
off of Miller at the west end of Lake
June) "Where the old fashion
gospel is preached." Sunday
School begins at 9:45 a.m.;
Sunday Worship service at 11 a.m.;
Sunday Evening. Service is at 6
p.m. Wednesday Prayer Meeting
and Bible Study at 7 p.m. Call the
church at 699-0671 for more infor-
mation.
* Maranatha Baptist Church
(GARBC), 35 Maranatha Blvd.,
Sebring, FL 33870 (A half mile east
of Highlands Avenue on Arbuckle
Creek Road.) Sunday School, 9
a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m.;
Evening Service, 6 p.m. Mid-week
service, Wednesday, 6 p.m. Daily
Prayer 'and Bible Study, 8 a.m.,
Hamman Hall. Pastor Gerald
Webber and Associate Pastor Stan
Mohr. Phone 382-4301.
Parkway Free Will Baptist
Church, 3413 Sebring Parkway,
Sebring, FL 33870. Welcome to the
church where the "Son" always
shines. Sunday School, 10 a.m.;
Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday
Evening Worship, 6 p.m.; and
Wednesday Evening Worship, 7
p.m. End-of-the-Month-Sing at 6
p.m. on the last Sunday of each
month. The Rev. John D. Cave,
pastor. Church phone: 382-3552.
Home phone: 452-5868. Affiliated
with the National Association of
Free Will Baptists, Nashville, Tenn.
Sparta Road Baptist Church,
(SBC) 4400 Sparta Road. Rev.
Winfred White, interim pastor.
Sunday school, 9:45 a.m.; Sunday
Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday
Evening Worship, 6 p.m.
Wednesday: Prayer/Bible Study, 7
p.m.; Choir practice, 6 p.m.
Nursery provided. For information,
call 382-0869.
Southslde 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
gradd, 6:30 p.m.; Youth Meeting for
Teens, 6:30 p.m. Adult Midweek
Prayer and Bible Study, 7 p.m. A
nursery for under age 3 is available
at all services. Provisions for hand-
icapped and hard-of-hearing.
Office phone, 385-0752.
* Sunridge Baptist Church,
(SBC) 3704 Valerie Blvd. (U.S. 27
and Valerie, across from Florida
Hospital), Sebring. Ed Howell, tran-
sitional pastor. Sunday School,
9;30 a.m.; Sunday Morning
Worship, 10:45 a.m.; and Sunday
Evening Service, 6 p.m.
Wednesday: Prayer, Bible Study,
and Youth, 6:30 p.m.Nursery pro-
vided. For information, call 382-
3695.


CATHOLIC


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


CHRISTIAN

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


Everyone." "Jesus Christ, the Way,
Truth and Life!" "Alive and Worth
the Drivel"
* Sebring Christian Church,
4514 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL
33872. Tod Schwingel, Preacher;
David Etherton, Youth Pastor.
Sunday Worship, 9:30. a.m.;
Sunday School, 11 a.m.; Sunday
Youth Service, 6 p.m; Wednesday
night meals, 5 p.m.; and
Wednesday Bible Study, 6 p.m.
Phone 382-6676.
* First Christian Church, 1016
W. Camphor St., Avon Park, FL
33825. "Where truth is taught and
love abounds. "Greg Ratliff, Senior
Minister; Tammy Johns, Secretary
and Children's Director; Bart
Culpepper, Youth Director; Jon
Carter, Music Director. Bible
School 9 a.m.; Worship 10 a.m.;
Bible Study, 6 p.m.; Wednesday
Choir Practice & Children's
Classes, 5:15 p.m.; Study Groups
for all ages and. Children's Choir,
6:15'p.m. Nursery'provided for all
events.
-0 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,L
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
4


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

CHURCH OF CHRIST'

* Avon Park Church of Christ,.'
200 S. Forest Ave., Avon Park, FL'
33825. Minister: Larry Roberts.
Sunday Worship Services, 10:30 '
a.m. and 6 p.m. Nursery facilities'
are available at every service. Bible.,
Study: Sunday, 9:30 a.m. and,
Wednesday, 7 p.m. Bible centered,,
classes for all ages. Church phone:,,.
453-4692. -
* Sebring Parkway Church qf:
Christ, 3800 Sebring Parkway,-
Sebring, FL 33870; 385-7443. We,
would like to extend an invitatiolW3,
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 pmqi.; Wednesday Bible;
Class, 7 p.m.

CHURCH OF
NAZARENE,'

* Church of the Nazarene Of'
Sebring, 420 Pine St., Sebrih9'.-
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. witli 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. j


News From
The
Watershed
Corine Burgess










News-Sun Sunday, May 10, 2009


Like it or not, all eyes are on you, Capricorn


Aries (March 21-April 20) Aries,
the snail's pace this week makes it seem
as though the week will never end. But
before you know it the weekend will
arrive and with it a chance to have a lit-
tle enjoyment.
Taurus (April 21-May 21) Think
hard about the words you are going to
say when a friend asks you for your
opinion, Taurus. You want to tell the
truth but not hurt any feelings in the
process.
Gemini (May 22-June 21) -
Unexpected travel puts you in a sour
mood, Gemini. If it were for pleasure
then that would be one story. But a busi-
ness trip is not high on your list of pri-
orities.
Cancer (June 22-July 22) Cancer,
the warm weather has you seeking an
outdoor project to keep you busy. It'll
be a good way to get something done
and soak up a few rays of sunlight.
Leo (July 23-Aug. 23) It's time you
pull your weight around the house a lit-
tle more, Leo. Your partner has been
doing his or her fair share and you aren't


HOROscoPE


holding up your end of the bargain.
Virgo (Aug. 24-Sept. 22) Virgo, you
may feel like the target of stares or accu-
sations. But in reality it's all being exag-
gerated in your mind. Relax and try to
enjoy the people around you.
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -No one
appreciates a sore loser, Libra, so even
if you don't come out on top, keep a big
smile on your face. A change of luck
arrives shortly and it comes from an
unexpected person.
Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) Scorpio,
you feel like a predator on the prowl but
can't zero in on your target just yet.
Why not make your goal something for
the greater good?
Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21)
- Sagittarius, if ever there was a time
you could use some relaxation, that time
is now. This week starts off with a


whirlwind of activity and later fizzles
into something manageable.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 20) All
eyes are on you, Capricorn, and you're
not sure if you like the extra attention. If
not, stay out of the spotlight and hang at
home for a while. Big news comes
Friday.
Aquarius (Jan. 21-Feb. 18) You
may be waiting for the prize patrol to
arrive at your door with a big check,
Aquarius, but the reality is you have to
work for that extra money you desire.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) A
change of heart has you looking at a per-
son in a different light, Pisces. Maybe
this relationship will move to a different
level.

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actor, 23; May 14: Danny Wood, singer,
40; May 15: Emmitt Smith, athlete, 40;
May 16, David Boreanaz, actor, 40.


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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@aolcomrn
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
Dgdge.)
St. Agnes Episcopal Church,
3840 Lakeview Drive, Sebring, FL
33870. Sunday Services: Holy
Eucharist Rite I 7:45 a.m., Holy
Eucharist Rite 11 10 a.m. Midweek
service on Wednesday at 6 p.m.
Sunday School for all ages at 9
a.ri. 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 Asslsi Episcopal
Church, 43 Lake June Road, Lake
Placid, FL 33852. Phone: 465-
0061. 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

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


INTERDENOMINATIONAL

* World Harvest and Restoration
Ministries, (non-denominational)
2200 N. Avon Blvd., Avon Park, FL
33825. Phone: 452-9777 or 453-
$771. 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
Lapguage Class from 12:30-2 p.m.,
Apjil 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
SeWvice Rabbi Singer followed by
Orreg 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
l


(ELCA), 1178 S.E. Lakeview
Drive., Sebring. The Rev. Felice A.
Johnson, pastor. Jim Helwig,
organist/choir director. Holy
Eucharist at 9:30 a.m.; Parish Choir
at 6:45 p.m. Wednesday; and
Mary/Martha Circle meets at noon
first Tuesday for lunch. Phone 385-
0797. 4
* Christ Lutheran Church Avon
Park, 1320 County Road 64, 1/2
mile east of Avon Park High
School. Sunday Divine Worship is
at 10 a.m. Holy Communion is cel-
ebrated every week with traditional
Lutheran Liturgy, hymns and songs
of praise. Fellowship time with cof-
fee and refreshments follows wor-
ship. Come worship and fellowship
with us. For information, call Pastor
Scott McLean at 471-2663 or see
christlutheranavonpark org.
* Faith Lutheran Church -
LCMS, 2740 Lakeview Drive,
Sebring. Church phone: 385-7848,
Faith's Closet phone: 385-2782.
Gary Kindle, Pastor; Lea Ann
Curry, Parish Nurse. Worship serv-
ices: 8 a.m. Sunday; Sunday
School for children and adult Bible
classes is 9:15 a.m.; and Praise
worship service, 10:30 a.m.
Sunday. Communion is served the
first and third and fifth Sunday of
the month. Sunday worship service
is broadcast on WITS 1340 AM at 8
a.m. each Sunday. Educational
opportunities include weekly adult
Bible studies. Special worship serv-
ices are on Thanksgiving Eve,
Christmas Eve, New Year's Eve
and Easter. Midweek services are
during Advent and Lent. Faith's
Closet Resale Shop is open to the
community from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Tuesday through Friday and 9 a.m.
to noon Saturday. The Closet is
closed Mondays. All, are warmly
welcome in the family of faith.
* Good Shepherd Lutheran
Church (AALC) American
Association of Lutheran
Churches, 4348 Schumacher
Road, Sebring, one mile west of
Wal-Mart. James Weed, pastor.
Worship Service, 10:30 a.m.
Sunday. Bible Study, 9 a.m.
Nursery provided. Social activities:
Choir, Missions, Evangelism.
Phone 385-1163.
* New Life Evangelical Lutheran
Church, 3725 Hammock Road, a
Congregation of the Evangelical
Lutheran Synod (ELS) in fellowship
with the Wisconsin Evangelical
Lutheran Synod (WELS). Sunday
Worship at 10 a.m.; Bible Study, 9
a.m. For more information, call
Pastor Brian Klebig at 385-2293 or
visit the Web site at wwwnew/ife
sebring.com.
* Resurrection Lutheran Church
- ELCA, 324 E. Main St., Avon
Park. Pastor: Rev. John C.
Grodzinski. Holy Eucharist, 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


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


NON-DENOMINATIONAL

* Bible Fellowship Church, 3750
Hammock Road, Sebring, FL
33872. Sunday: First Worship serv-
ice and Sunday school, 9 a.m.;
Second Worship service and
Sunday school, 10:45 a.m. A nurs-
ery is provided for children up to 2
years old. Evening: Junior and
Senior Youth, 6 p.m. and evening
service, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday:
Youth, 5-8 p.m. Children (3 years to
fifth grade), 5:50-7:30 p.m. Adult
classes, 6:30 p.m.; Prayer time,
6:30 p.m. Dr. Eugene Bengtson,
pastor; Todd Patterson, associate
pastor. Church office 385-1024.
* Calvary Church, 1825
Hammock Road, Sebring, FL
33872; 386-4900. An independent
community church. Sunday morn-
ing worship, 9:30 a.m.; Bible study,
10:45 a.m.; Sunday evening, 6 p.m.
Wednesday Bible studies, 6:30
a.m. Pastor Lester Osbeck. A small
friendly church waiting for your
visit.
* Christian Training Ministries
Inc., on Sebring Parkway. Enter off
County Road 17 on Simpson
Avenue. Sunday service is at 10
a.m.; Wednesday Bible study at 7
p.m. A nursery and children's
church are provided. The church is
part of Christian International
Ministries Network, a full gospel,
non-denominational ministry. Linda
M. Downing, minister: Phone, 314-
9195, indadowning@hotmail.com.
Casey L. Downing, associate min-
ister: Phone, 385-8171, caseydown
ing@hotmail.com. Web site is
www. chistiantrahinngministdies. net
* Grace Bible Church, 4541
Thunderbird Road, (second church
on left) Sebring, FL 33872. Phone,
382-1085. Andrew Katsanis, senior
pastor. Saturday Worship, 6:30
p.m. Sunday, 8:30 a.m., 10 a.m.
(ASL), 11:30 a.m. Tuesday 6 p.m.
Grace Bible Academy Adult
Investigating Truth; first and third
Tuesday, Prayer Gathering, 7:15
p.m.; Wednesday, Children's &
Youth Programs, 6 p.m.;
Wednesday, 8:30 p.m., College
Ministry. www.GBCconnected.org
* Highlands Community Church,
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 wwwweareunion.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
a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Youth activi-
ties, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. The
Way is a church family who gathers
for contemporary worship, teaching
of God's Word, prayer and fellow-
ship. Come early and stay after for
fellowship time. Child care and chil-
dren's church are provided.
Reinhold Buxbaum is pastor. The
Way A place for you. Office
Phone:471-6140, Church Cell
Phone:381-6190. Email: theway
church@hotmal/.corn. Web site:
www TheWayChurch.org


PRESBYTERIAN

* Covenant Presbyterian Church
(PCA), 4500 Sun 'N Lake Blvd.,
Sebring, 33872-2113. A
Congregation of the Presbyterian
Church in America. Worship servic-
es: Sunday morning worship, infor-
mal, 8 a.m.; regular, 10:30 a.m.
Sunday School, 9:15 a.m.; Sunday
evening, 6:30 p.m.; Wednesday
evening Prayer Meeting, 6 p.m.;
Youth Group and Kids Quest, 5:30-
7 p.m.; choir practice, 7:15 p.m.
Phone: 385-3234; Fax: 385-2759;
e-mail: covpres@strato.net, Web
site: www.cpcsebring.org. Rev. W.
Darrell Arnold, pastor. Office hours:
8:30-11:30 a.m. Monday through
Thursday.
* First Presbyterian Church
ARP, 215 E. Circle St., (two
entrances on LaGrande), Avon
Park, FL 33825. Phone: 453-3242.
The Rev. Robert Johnson is the
pastor. Fellowship time, 9 a.m.;
Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Adult
Bible Study, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday
Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Children's
Church, 10:45 a.m.; and Women's
Bible Study, 6:30 p.m. Other week-
ly activities: Wednesday Prayer,.
9:30 a.m.; Pastor's Bible study,
10:30 a.m.; First Wednesday lunch,
11:30 a.m.; Circles: Second
Tuesday, 1 and 7:30 p.m. and sec-
ond Wednesday, 1 p.m.; Potluck
dinner, 6 p.m. third Wednesday;
and choir practice, 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday. Be a part of a warm,
.caring church family with traditional
services, following biblical truth.
* First Presbyterian Church,
ARP, 319 Poinsettia Ave., Sebring,
FL 33870. 385-01.07. 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:
fpclp@earthlink.net. The Rev. Ray
Cameron, senior pastor; the Rev.
Drew Severance, associate pastor.
Sunday morning worship is at 8:30
and 11 a.m.; and contemporary
worship is at 10:45 a.m. in
. Friendship Hall. A variety of Sunday
school classes for adults and chil-
dren are at 9:30 a.m. Call the
church office for more information
about the classes offered. Nursery
is provided for babies and toddlers;
while young children up to second
grade have a special Children's
Church offered during the worship
service to help them grow in their
spiritual knowledge.
* Spring Lake Presbyterian


Church (USA), 5887 U.S. 98,
Sebring, FL 33876. Sunday School,
9 a.m.; Worship Service, 10 a.m.
Session meets 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-
mail.con, Web site,
http://s/pc.presbychurch.org.


SEVENTH-DAY
ADVENTIST

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


THE CHURCH OF
LATTER DAY SAINTS

* The Church of Jesus Christ of
Latter Day Saints, 3235 Grand
Prix Drive, Sebring, FL 33870.
Phone: 382-9092. Dale Bargar,
bishop; Butler Tyler, first counselor;
and James Parker, second coun-
selor. Family History Center: 382-
1822. Sunday services: Sacrament
meeting, 10-11:10 a.m.; Gospel
Doctrine, 11:20 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.salvationarmysebring.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, yobth 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. Burnett,
pastoral assistant. Sunday sched-
ule: Heritage worship service at
8:30 a.m.; Sunday Bible classes for
all ages at 9:30 a.m.; Celebration
worship service at 10:45 a.m.; New
Song worship service at 10:45
a.m.; Youth fellowship for 6th
through 12th graders at 5 p.m.;
Loving nursery care provided every
Sunday morning. Bible fellowship
class 6:00 p.m. We offer Christ-
centered Sunday school classes,
youth programs, Bible studies,
book studies and Christian fellow-
ship. We are a congregation that
want to know Christ and make Him
known. Call the church office at
465-2422 or check out our church
Web site at
wwwmemorialumc. 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.
Phones 382-1736. www.stjohnse-
bring.org
* Spring Lake United Methodist
Church, 8170 Cozumel Lane,
(Hwy 98) Sebring. The Rev. Clyde
Weaver Jr., Pastor. Worship serv-
ice starts at 9:55 a.m. Bible Study
meets at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday.
Choir Practice at 4:00 p.m. on
Thursday. Church office phone:
655-0040.


UNITED CHURCH
OF CHRIST

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


VINEYARD

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


Pair of dual enrollment students will graduate


from both high school and SFCC this month


Special to the News-Sun
Two South Florida
Community College students
are celebrating the unique
accomplishment of graduating
from high school and college
in the same month.
Thomas Underwood, 18, of
Avon Park, and Cayla
Kilgore, 17, of Wauchula,
were among the candidates
for associate in arts degrees at
SFCC's commencement exer-
cise on Thursday. Underwood
also received his high school
diploma from the SFCC High
School that night. Kilgore will
graduate with Hardee Senior
High School's Class of 2009
on Saturday, May 30.
Two years ago, both stu-
dents set the goal of using
SFCC's Early College/Dual
Enrollment Program to earn
their AA degrees by the time
they graduated from high
school. Today, they are proud
to have reached these dual
milestones and are making
plans for the future.
Underwood was looking
for a challenge when he
enrolled in the SFCC High
School at the beginning of his
junior year. "I thought it
would be interesting to get
high school and college out of
the way at the same time," he
said. "Looking back, it was a
good decision."
To, challenge himself fur-
ther, he took SFCC's rigorous
Honors courses, and he
enjoyed them. "Honors cours-
es bring you outside of the
traditional classroom," he
said. "You get opportunities
to develop valuable speaking
skills and apply the concepts
you are learning to real-world
situations." The Honors
courses also motivated
Underwood to pursue a broad
range of interests from his-
torical research to environ-
mental studies to the science


Courtesy photo
In May, Cayla Kilgore will graduate from Hardee Senior
High School and receive her associate in arts degree from
South Florida Community College.


of automobiles.
At the 2008 Florida
Collegiate Honors
Conference, Underwood gave
a presentation about Civilian
Conservation Corps (CCC)
workers who died in the
Labor Day hurricane of 1935,
which was'based on research
he conducted at the CCC
Museum at Highlands
Hammock State Park. During
fall 2008, Underwood and a
fellow student introduced sev-
enth graders at Hardee Junior
High School to basic physics.
At the 2009 Florida
Collegiate Honors
Conference, he gave a presen-
tation about the physics of
hybrid automobiles, and in
April he spent his birthday
telling to the Sebring Kiwanis
Club how tropical deforesta-
tion impacts indigenous peo-
ple, endangers other species,
and affects the global climate.


"I took more Honors cours-
es as they became available
because I was able to partici-
pate in opportunities like
these," Underwood said.
"Every Honors professor I
had was excellent. I especial-
ly enjoyed my physics classes
with Professor Erik
Christensen because they
emphasized problem solving,
and I really liked Professor
James Moye because he
teaches calculus at a level
everyone can understand.
"SFCC has a lot of opportu-
nities for students," he added.
"As the Honors program
expands, they are becoming
easier to find."
Underwood's instructors
acknowledged his excellence
at the SFCC Student
Government Association's
(SGA) Awards Day on April
21 by presenting him with
four awards for his presen-


Courtesy photo
Tom Underwood, 18, graduated Thursday from the South
Florida Community College High School and accept his
associate in arts degree.


station at the Florida
Collegiate Honors
Conference, for being a mem-
ber of the 2008-09 Brain
Bowl Team, and for being the
outstanding student in oral
communication and descrip-
tive astronomy courses. He
was also the Honors pro-
gram's 2009 STEM Star, or
outstanding science, technolo-
gy, engineering, and math stu-
dent.
"Tom is an exceptional stu-
dent," said Christensen, pro-
fessor, Physics. "He is highly
energetic and enthusiastic and
a real joy to have in class. He
has unlimited potential in any
field, but I am delighted he is
going into engineering. I
expect him to accomplish
great things in his future pro-
fessional life."
Kilgore opted for dual
enrollment during the summer
following her sophomore year


because she needed to repeat a
high school course. "I messed'
up on a class," she explained.
"It was going to cause me not
to graduate with my class-
mates, and so. I took a dual
enrollment course. I saw
something pretty good." Once
she decided to pursue her AA
degree, she threw herself into
taking high school classes
during the day and college
classes at night. She was so
determined that she sacrificed
other activities, like cross-
country running, that had pre-
viously been her passion.
"It was hard," she admits.
"I missed out on a lot, espe-
cially during my senior year.
But I set a goal for myself,
and I wanted to complete it."
Kilgore did find time for
one extracurricular activity -
being involved in the Hardee
Campus Panthers Club. She
competed in Community


College Week and took part in
community service projects
along with her sister, Erica,
who coincidentally will also
receive her A.A. degree from
SFCC in May.
"We visited an elementary
school and helped students
with disabilities make
Valentine's Day cookies,"
Kilgore said. "I really enjoyed
that."
Kilgore had high praise for
all of her professors but said
picked Dr. Brian Deery,
instructor, Psychology, as a
special favorite for his humor-
ous and engaging teaching
style. Deery, in turn, remem-
bered Kilgore as an outstand-
ing student. "She followed
through on her work and was
interested in learning. She
absorbed things quickly," he
said. "But she was also very
committed to student life, par-
ticularly through the Hardee
Campus Panthers Club."
Both new graduates said
they have not had time to
reflect on the magnitude :of
their accomplishments,
because they are focused on
the challenges that lie...This
fall, Underwood will study
nuclear engineering at the
University of Florida's
College of Engineering with
the goal of eventually woik-
ing as a core reactor engineer
in a nuclear power plant.
Kilgore wants to earn a doc-
torate in physical therapy
from the University of Central
Florida and become a chil-
dren's physical therapist.
"I still have a lot of school
left to finish," Underwood
said. "I'm looking forward:to
bigger and greater chal-
lenges."
"It was not always easy,"
Kilgore.said. "But if you have
determination, you can do it."


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COMMUNITY CALENDAR


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

TODAY
,1 American Legion Post 25
-Lake Placid has lounge hours
from 1-9 p.m. Live music is
fr6m 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
S-members and their guests. For
Details, call 465-2661.
-.8 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.
0 Lions Club will have
country and bluegrass music
' ftom 2-4 p.m. Sunday,
"instead of at the Shriners.
(Bands featured on alternate
.,Sundays will be Just Country
,,and Memory Makers. For
,,information, call 471-2288.
-0 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
tb www.oa.org.
-* Sebring Eagles Club 4240
-'serves lunch at 2 p.m. at the
club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring.
,For details, call 655-4007.
J,1 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.
1* Veterans of Foreign Wars
:-Post 3880 serves hamburgers
,from 4-5:30 p.m. and plays
poker at 5:30 p.m. at the post,
1224 County Road 621 East,
Lake Placid. For details, call
699-5444.
v 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
SAlcoholics Anonymous
, meeting, 8-9 p.m. at Episcopal
. Church, Lakeshore Drive,
; Sebring. For more details, call
^ 385-8807.
,1 1 Alcoholics Anonymous
:; One Day At A Time group
meets for a closed discussion
k' at 9:30 a.m. Monday and
', Friday at Covenant
; Presbyterian Church, 4500
Sun 'N Lakes Blvd., Sebring.
;. For details, call 314-0891.
SAlzheimer's Association
i: Support Group meets at 2
Sp.m. at the Oaks of Avon,
: 1010 U.S. 27 North, Avon
' Park. For details, call 385-
; 3444. '
C. Alanon meets at 8 p.m. at
:; St. Agnes Episcopal Church,
-; 660 NW Lakeview Drive,
-: Sebring. For details, call (863)
' 687-3800.
-* U American Legion Post 74
\ Sons of Legion meet at 6
^ p.m. Executive board meets at
.; 7 p.m. on second Monday at
" the post, 528 N. Pine St.,
l, Sebring. Happy hour from 4-6
^ p.m. Post open noon-8 p.m.
! Call 471-1448.
U AmVets Bruce L. Simpson
SPost 21 meets 7 p.m. second
SMonday, at the post, 2027
U.S. 27 South, Sebring,
behind the Allstate building.
SFor details, call 385-0234.


E Boy Scout Troop 482
meets 7 p.m., 34 Central Ave.,
Lake Placid.
' M Bridge Club of Sebring
(American Contract Bridge
Club) plays duplicate games at
12:30 p.m. at 347 Fernleaf
Ave., Sebring. For details, call
S 385-8118.
M U 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
IN Sebring. Civilian volunteers,
i.':. -^


both adults and youth from
ages 12-21, are welcome. For
details, call 385-1234 or e-mail
2capers @earthlink. net.
* Diabetes Insulin Pump
Support Group meets the
second Monday from 3-4:30
p.m. in the Florida Hospital
Heartland Division Diabetes
Center, 4023 Sun 'N Lake.
Call 402-0177 for more infor-
mation.
* Diabetes Support Group
meets the second and fourth
Monday from 1-2:30 p.m. in
Florida Hospital Conference
Room 3 in Sebring. Call 402-
0177 for guest speaker list.
I Fairmount Mobile Estates
Lunch Bunch meets at noon
second Monday at Homer's
Smorgasbord in Sebring. For
details, call 382-0481.
* Harmony Hoedowners
Square Dance Club meets
the second and fourth Monday
at the Sebring Country Estates
Civic Association clubhouse,
3240 Grand Prix Drive (down
the street from Wal-Mart).
Dancing will be held every
month until April 2008.
Classes are being started now
in the Sebring and Lake Placid
area. For more information,
call Sam Dunn at 382-6792 or
visit the Web site at wwwsam-
dun.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
program for adults and chil-
dren with special needs, which
resumes in September.
* Heartland Riders
Association meets at 6 p.m.
second Monday at the Sebring
Chamber of Commerce
Welcome Center in Village
Plaza (across from Sebring
Gate Station). For details, call
402-1165.
* 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
Homeowners Association'
meets the second Tuesday of
each month at 9 a.m. at the
Sebring Country Estates
Clubhouse at 3240 Grand Prix
Drive in Sebring.
* Highlands County
Parkinson's Support Group
meets at 1 p.m. second
Monday at the Alliance Church
of Sebring, 4451 Sparta
Road, Sebring. For details, call
453-6589 or 452-2053.
* Highlands County R6tary
Club meets at 6 p.m. at
Charlie's Restaurant, -
Commerce Street, Sebring.
* Highlands County Sewing
Group meets from 1-3 p.m. at
the Highlands County Agri-
Civic Center in the 4-H labora-
tory, Sebring. For details, call
402-6540.
* Highlands Sertoma Club
meets at noon, Takis Family
Restaurant, Sebring.
* Highlands Woodcarvers
Club meets at 6 p.m. second
Monday at Highlands Art
League, 351 W. Center Ave.,
Sebring. For more details, call
Sandy Kohan at 414-1363 or
Norm Pelland at 465-5510.
* 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 3-4:30 p.m.
the second Monday of every
month in conference Room 3
of Florida Hospital. This group
is open to all insulin pump
wearers, their families and
. anyone who is interested in
knowing more about insulin
pumps. Pre-registration is not
required. For information, 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 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. Cards start at 4 p.m.
Music outside Tiki Hut at 3
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.
* Placid Lakes Bridge Club
meets 12-4:30 p.m. second
and fourth Monday in Placid
Lakes Town Hall, 2010 Placid
Lakes Blvd. No meetings from
end of May to October. For
details, call 465-4888.
* Rotary Club of Highlands
County meets at 6:15 p.m.
For details, call Darrell Peer at
385-0107.
* Sebring Eagles Club 4240
joint officers meet at 7 p.m.
second Monday. Pizza and
darts is at 7:30 p.m. at the
club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring.
For details, call 655-4007.
* Sebring Elks Lodge 1529
has the lounge open from 12-7
p.m. For more details, call
471-3557.
* Sebring Historical Society
open 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday-Friday. Located in
back side of Sebring Public
Library building on Lake
Jackson. For information, call
471-2522. '
* Sebring Moose Lodge
2259 plays Texas Hold 'em at
7 p.m. the second and fourth
Monday at 11675 U.S. 98,
Sebring. Beef franks and
Italian sausages served from 1
p.m. to closing. For details,
call 655-3920.
* 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.
Woman's Club of Sebring
meets at noon on the second
Monday for a dessert lunch,
from October through May, at
the clubhouse, 4260 Lakeview
Drive, Sebring. For details, call
471-1904 or 471-2425.

TUESDAY
Aging Advocacy Council
meets the 2nd Tuesday of
each month in the Nu-Hope
Conference Room at 11:30
a.m. for a brown bag lunch
with the meeting starting at
noon. Contact Debbie Slade at
382-2134
AI-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 Ex-POW
Highlands County Chapter,
meets 6 p.m. Call Ted Biever,
382-3285, for meeting place.
American Legion Placid
Post 25 Lake Placid has
shuffleboard and euchre, both
at 1 p.m. Lounge hours are 11
a.m. to 9 p.m. For details, call
465-7940.
American Legion Post 74
open noon to 8 p.m. Hot dogs
served. Happy Hour 4-6 p.m.


Call 471-1448.
* AmVets Post 21 plays darts
from 5-8 p.m. for members
and guests. For details, call
385-0234.
* Avon Park Boy Scout
Troop 156 meets from 7-8:30
p.m. in the Scout Lodge, 202
Robert Britt St., Avon Park.
Boys ages 11-17 are eligible to
join. For details, call 452-2385.
* Avon Park Library has sto-
rytime at 10 a.m. for ages 3-5
except during holidays.


News-Sun by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY
Jennai Hagen works on her winning chalk art drawing at the Highlands Art League's
first contest of the summer. She added a sunset behind the cactus, with a design of
rainbows above it. Jennai, who is in the fourth grade at Cracker Trail Elementary
School, won a scholarship to the Art League's summer camp and a blue ribbon. The Art
League plans more of these contests. Hunter Bond, a second-grader at Cracker Trail,
won second place, and Alaina Keith, a classmate of Jennai's, won third place.


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Hunter Bond, a second-grader at Cracker
Trail Elementary School, is hard at work on
his chalk drawing contest entry at the
Highlands Art League. His artwork depicted
the sinking of the Titanic, with the ocean
liner Carpathia coming to its rescue. His
effort won him a second place ribbon. The
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contests during the summer.


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ARTS & LEISURE

Crow stays on 'bad-bird' list


Birds & Other
Wild Things
Ruth and Hank Kowalski

Welcome to our roost!
Our subject bird today has,
for a very long time, been
on our "bad-bird" list. This
came about due to an
encounter that occurred a
few years ago.
The "story" goes as fol-
lows: Doug Karlson called
us asking if we would like
to see a pair of sandhill
cranes as they prepared to
welcome their pair of
chicks due to hatch, as we
spoke. We jumped at the
chance and went over to
the Karlson ranch in Venus
the very next morning.
Doug took us to the site
where the cranes were, and
- guess what there were
the parents standing upright
and two brand new chicks
nearby.
As we watched this
wilderness tableau, loving
every minute of it, to our
amazement one of the
biggest crows we had ever
seen swooped down and
picked up one of the chicks
and flew off with it. As we
recovered from the shock
of seeing this "snatch-and-
fly" take place, Ruth was
ready to jump out of the
Jeep and go chasing after
the bandit crow. Doug and I
talked her out of it, and
Doug, bless his heart, put it
all in perspective by say-
ing, "That's why they
always have two."
The American crow
(Corvus brachyrhynchos) is
17-21 inches with black
plumage whose back is so
glossy it has a metallic vio-
let sheen in the sunlight. Its
familiar hoarse caw, caw,
caw is a good way to dis-
tinguish it from the fish
crow, whose call is a nasal
kwok and a two-noted nasal


Courtesy photo
The American crow, though pretty in glossy, metallic
black plumage, is on the bad bird list


ah-ha.
Crows begin to mate in
February and a bulky nest
is built in February and
March from seven to 40
feet.above ground in an
oak, pine or Cypress tree.
Four to five eggs are laid
and incubated for 18 days
by the female. The young
are tended by both parents.
Young of previous years
may assist in caring for the
young, who may leave the
nest at 35 days.
American crows have
earned a reputation as crop
destroyers and remain a
popular game bird in some
rural areas. The diet, how-
ever, is predominantly
nonagricultural and
includes a variety of
insects, young rabbits,
rodents, snakes, lizards,
and young reptiles and
birds.
Crows' habit of "mob-
bing" is often a good clue
to finding otherwise secre-
tive birds of prey, their rau-
cous calls giving away both
the crow's presence and
that of the hawk or owl.
Other names: common
crow, southern crow,
Florida crow, cawin' crow,
corn crow. The five-year
average sighting of the
American crow stands at


95, according to the Lake
Placid Archbold-Audubon
Christmas Bird Count.
Call us at 465-6618 with
your unusual bird or
wildlife sightings, or e-mail
at ruthnhankwildbird
@htn.net.
Until next time, we wish
you great birding and
wildlife adventures. A little
cartoon found Beetle
Bailey resting in the shade
of a big tree by another sol-
dier who asked, "What are
you doing, Beetle?" And
Beetle answers, "Watching
the clouds, listening to the
birds, smelling the fresh
air, seeing little animals
and flowers ..." To which
the other soldier says,
"Wow,! I didn't know so
much was going on!," as he,
sits and puts his back to the.
tree and looks up at the
clouds.
Let's all take that obser- i
vation from Beetle Bailey,
and get out and enjoy all of
God's creations.

Ruth and Hank Kowalski live
in. Lake Placid and have old,
deep roots in the Audubon
Society. Ruth is the original
editor of the local Audubon
newsletter, 'Sightings,'and
Hank is a past president. They
are graduates of the Dr Reed
Bowman Bird Study Course,


in the Park'

SEBRING The Friends
,pf Highlands Hammock's
"Music in the Park" concert
series comes to a close for
this year with a performance
of the California Toe Jam
Band at 7 p.m. on Saturday,
where you can enjoy well-
known Oldies favorites
under the stars here at the
state park.
"There are a few surprises
in store for this spring's per--
formance," said Harry
Havery, co-founder of the
band.
"The Hammock ranks at
the very top of our favorite
places to play. We love the
family atmosphere, the beau-
tiful surroundings, and espe-
cially the people," he contin-
ued. "We really want to put
on a good show this spring,
so we've decided to bring in
some friends to join us for a
couple of sets."
Tom Frazer, Sebring
Middle School Band
Director and Tony Jones,
Avon Park High School
Band Director, will be pro-
S hiding a horn section for
.e'eral classic R&B hits of
the '60s, including Sam and


series


season Saturday


g;Dave's
.. "Soul
Man" and
__ the time-
less James
Brown
hit, "I
Feel Good
(I Got

The Real You)."
"We've
Florida always
Dorothy L. wanted to
Harris mess
around
with a horn section; this will
be a hoot," said Havery.
Also joining the group on
vocals for a few selections
will be Dustin Woods and
Jonathan Copeland from
Grace Bible Church.
"Our churches are
involved in Sunday night
youth activities together, and
in February we helped put
on a Valentines Dance for
senior citizens. The three of
us closed the night with an
impromptu a capella version
of 'Goodnight Sweetheart.
Shortly after that, we invited
them to join us for a few
songs at the Hammock,"
Havery said.


Jordan Terrell, who previ-
ously performed with the
Toe Jam, is back from col-
lege, and will joining in on
the show too.
So get your flashlight,
lawn chairs or blankets, and
get ready for this perform-
ance. Concert admission is
just $5 per person, and
accompanied children ages
12 and under are admitted
free of charge to this special
event.
Please remember that park
admission fees of $4 per
vehicle apply daily, but are
waived after 6 p.m. on con-
cert nights. Feel free to bring
your picnic baskets or cool-
ers, and remember that the
Hammock Inn will be open
for desserts. This fun, fami-
ly-friendly performance is a
great way to enjoy a relax-,
ing, low cost evening out-
doors. Hope to see you out
here in "the REAL Florida."

Dorothy L. Harris is a Park
Services Specialist at Highlands
Hammock State Park in
Sebring.


Debbie Myers opens Tanglewood's

Senior Summer Concert Series


Special to the News-Sun
SEBRING Doors open at
6 p.m. Saturday for the open-
ing show of Tanglewood's
Senior Summer Concert
Series with international
recording star Debbie Myers.
The concert is set for 7 p.m.
Cost of the show is $10 or
six show passes for $40.
Take characteristics like
style, class, charm and poise,
then add extensive musical
versatility and total profes-
sionalism combined with the
seasoning attributed to veter-
an performers and you have
country music singing talent
Debbie Myers.
She began her career at her
father's side on stage before
an audience of more than
1,000 country music fans
when she was just 8 years
old. Over the years she has
honed her musical skills to a
finely tuned performing
edge.
In a round of television
shows and fair dates in the
Maritimes, she quickly made
a name for herself -as a per-
former who is brimming with
talent and one who has the
stage presence and personali-
ty fans love.
She has fun when she per-
forms, and it shows.
Extremely versatile, she
plays keyboards, drums and
guitar. Her forte though is
vocals. Myers has a style that


NEWS-SUN


has been likened to that of
Patsy Cline, and Reba
McIntyre yet it's uniquely
her own. She has a talent for
injecting a piece of herself
into every song. She not only
sings them, she feels them. A
quality recognized by the
many fans she's touched dur-
ing her performing career.
In a career that has
spanned more than 30 years,
her talent has brought her
three top-10 hit singles. Her
first single, "Strong Enough
to Bend," became a top-10
hit and stayed on the charts
for more than 16 weeks to
then be released by Tanya
Tucker, who made it an inter-
national No. 1. The single
helped make her name famil-
iar to Canadian audiences.
The second single, "Me
and the Man in the Moon,"
reached No. 2 on the


Canadian charts. The third
single, "I Don't Go Home
Anymore," was also another
top-10 hit single.
Now, Debbie has just
recorded her four album in
Nashville with songs written
by herself and her sister
Shirley. Shirley has also had
15 top-10 singles on radio
and CMT Canada, demon-
strating that musical success
certainly runs in the family.
Tanglewood is across from
the new Holiday Inn on U.S.
27 North. Platters/soda will
be sold from 6-6:45 p.m. For
information, call 386-5442.
Other shows for summer
2009 are: The Ditchfield
Family, June 13; Danny &
Johnny plus comedian Jimmy
Travis, July 25; George
Durham & Co., Aug. 22;
Cindy Miller, Sept. 26; and
Renaissance, Oct. 24.


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Why would she want to
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insider expressed, Mom's
enthusiasm will not
SMerop go unnoticed.
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God has shown us his
unfailing love through the
giving of his Son, Jesus
Christ, to be our Savior.
God's parental love longs for
us to delight in being his
children part of his family.
Jesus is our example.
Therefore, with the Lord's
guidance and strength, we
can repeat the many tasks
required to be a good moth-*
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In the place of duty, joy is
expressed and children
respond.
Over and over again
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knows his mother's face,
touch and voice.
Over and over again little
ones praise mom and thank
God as their tummies are
satisfied and they learn to
pray at her knee.
Over and over again she
receives hugs and sticky
kisses-for all the continual
things she does to make her
child's world healthy, safe
and encouraging.
Over and over again the
child returns the mother's
love. Repeat performances
moms just live for.
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