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Title: The news-sun
Uniform Title: News-sun (Sebring, Fla.)
Published on Nov. 6, 1988 as: Sunday news-sun
Alternate title: News sun
Physical Description: v. : ill. ;
Language: English
Publisher: Sebring News-Sun
Place of Publication: Sebring, Fla
Creation Date: June 5, 2009
Publication Date: 1988-
Frequency: triweekly (wednesday, friday, and sunday)[1996-<1997>]
semiweekly[ former 1988-1996]
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Edition: Sebring/Lake Placid ed.
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Spatial Coverage: United States of America -- Florida -- Highlands -- Sebring
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Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 62, no. 21 (Nov. 9, 1988)-
Numbering Peculiarities: Each days's issues carry distinct numbering schemes, <1997>.
General Note: Also published for Avon Park.
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A Grave Situation � A Three-Part Mystery Story
A lonely death leads to startling discovery and a major mystery
� Editors note: This is a mystery story involving precious artifacts stolen from ancient graves. In order to tell it fully it had to be divided into three chapters. First you'll meet the major characters, then you'll learn about what was stolen, finally you'll discover how the case was resolved.
By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY
christopher.tujfley@newssun .com AVON PARK - Crystal Lake Club basks in the Central Florida sun. A retirement community of neat, manufactured homes tucked around a golf course, its swimming pool shimmers by
the white sand shores of Lake Denton.
Landscaped, quiet and tidy, golf carts in most driveways, it is hardly the kind of place where one expects to find grave robbers, treasure or FBI special agents arriving in large numbers.
It all started just after Thanksgiving in 2008 when neighbors noticed Edgardo Sosa hadn't been seen taking his daily walk.
Sosa was a widower who lived by himself. He was a tall, distinguished-looking gentleman in his late 70s, had an athletic build, a full head
Continued on page 3 A
News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS Edgardo Sosa's naturalization certificate, dated Oct 12. 1977. He was 48 years old at the time.
News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS . Ronnie Jackson sits on the fountain he built on the campus of Ayon Park High School and talks about his final days at the school where he has taught for the last 37 years.
After a lifetime as a Red Devil, Jackson unwillingly retires
By TREY CHRISTY
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AVON PARK � After studying, teaching and coaching at Avon Park High School for most of his life, Ronnie Jackson has said goodbye.
This will be the veteran coach and teacher's last year, although he had hoped for one more.
"I got caught up in the program, the DROP (Deferred Retirement Option Program) program," he said. "I wanted one more year but it didn't work out that way."
Even though he won't be there in the future, there will always be a part of Ronnie Jackson on the
7 wanted one more year but it didn't work out that way.'
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APHS teacher, coach
APHS campus. On Thursday morning, his last day with the students at the school, he was sitting on it.
The large fountain between the lunchroom, auditorium and gym was built by Jackson at no cost to the school, and is one of the more memorable landmarks on the cam-
pus. A plaque commemorating Jackson's service to the school is installed on the fountain.
Jackson constructed the impressive structure at the request of then-APHS principal Karl Engel in 2001.
"When (Engel) was principal they had an open space and he wanted to put something in it," Jackson said. "He designed it, got the money and bought all the stuff, and I built it."
While sitting in front of the fountain Thursday, he called the feeling of his last day "melancholy."
"I have no regrets, only that I
Continued on page 3A
County approves transfer of hurricane
funds
$167,000 will be used for SHIP
By ED BALDRIDGE
ed.baldridge@newssun.com
SEBRING � Despite some concern from County Commissioner Jeff Carlson, the county housing authority was granted permission to move the remaining $167,000 from the local hurricane fund at the beginning of the season.
According to acting Housing Authority Director Teresa Hofner, hurricane funds are used to help low or moderate income individuals to repair their home after being damaged during a hurricane.
"Most of the people effected do not have insurance because they cannot afford it. The funds in that account are used for roofing, structure repairs, plumbing or electrical if the house is damaged during a hurricane," Hofner said.
The funds were left over from the $3.1 million granted to the county after hurricanes Frances, Jeanne, and Charley in 2004.
"We have to use or transfer the funds before June of 2010, or give them back," Hofner told the commission.
Continued on page 3A
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Car caught in Lake Lotela
News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS Avon Park Police Officer Dan Burke talks to David Johnson, of Avon Towing, on Thursday after pulling a stolen car out of Lake Lotela.
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AVON PARK - Bob Stanley and Jack Brunner had to cut their fishing trip short on Thursday morning at Lake Lotela when they hooked a Delta 88.
The pair from Sebring discovered the late '80s light green Oldsmobile when they put in at the boat ramp just to the north of the Progress Energy Plant in Avon Park.
"When we first saw it, it was about 40-foot into the lake and about 10 feet down," Stanley said.
Tire tracks to the north of the ramp in the grass were a clear indication of where the car was driven into the lake, and an initial investigation
showed the keys were still in the ignition and the driver's window was down.
The front of the car on the driver's side also showed some considerable damage.
"They must have been going along pretty good to go that far out, and I think they drove it in and climbed out the window. The driver's door was still shut," Stanley added.
Officer Dan Burke, of the Avon Park Police Department, reported that the Olds matched a description of a recently stolen vehicle.
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Final list for CRA director chosen
By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY
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AVON PARK - The search for a director of the city's Community Redevelopment Agency moved another step forward Tuesday when the sub-committee tasked with creating a short list of candidates narrowed the choice down to four.
One applicant has already withdrawn, having accepted a position elsewhere.
The four finalists are: Bob Trescott from Tallahassee; Wesley Hogland from Orlando, Cynthia Godbey of Panama City, and News-Sun reporter Ed Baldridge of Avon Park.
All of the candidates have extensive backgrounds in CRA procedure � Baldridge, for example, having served on the CRA's Main Street advisory board.
In addition, the committee, chaired by City Council member Joe Wright, debated whether the director should be hired on a contract basis, meaning he or she would not receive a benefits package, or as a full-time city employee.
With only Devon Donaldson, who represents the Main Street advisory board on the committee, dissenting the majority voted to recommend the director work directly for the city. \
A decision may be reached at a special meeting of the CRA on June 16, however, acting director C.B. Shirey said the CRA may want more information from the candidates, or to set up interviews before making that decision.
Regarding the amount of time it is taking to make a choice, Shirey said, "It's the nature of the business."
Controlled burns set for SFWMD land
Special to the News-Sun
LAKE PLACID - The Southwest Florida Water Management District will be conducting controlled, prescribed burns during June, July and August on the District's Jack Creek property in Highlands County.
The property, which is in the Leisure Lakes area, is approximately one mile west of U.S. 27, three miles south of S.R. 66 and six miles northwest of Lake Placid. The scheduled, managed burns are a part of routine maintenance of lands managed by the District. Approximately 300 acres of land will be burned in small, manageable units.
According to District Land Manager Kevin W. Love, burns are implemented to mimic natural fire cycles under a controlled situation. The objective is to avoid uncontrolled wildfires and enhance the area's natural conditions by maintaining the ecological and wildlife habitat values. Prescribed burns are only conducted when weather conditions are optimum and impacts to the public are minimized.
Every effort will be made to ensure that smoke will not affect homes or highways. However, vehicle operators should exercise caution in case smoke does lead to reduced visibility on nearby roads.
Courtesy photos
Quantisha Patterson, a Lake Placid High School senior, gets a hug from her sponsor, Joan Daum, as she accepts her high school diploma.
Hospital-bound LPHS student gets special graduation ceremony
Special to the News-Sun
LAKE PLACID -Florida Hospital Lake Placid recently hosted its first high school graduation. ���/
Upon learning that patient Quantisha Patterson missed her high school graduation due to illness, hospital staff members quickly put together a brief ceremony.
So instead of graduating with her class, Patterson graduated at Florida Hospital Lake Placid.
As her parents watched and hospital staff rose to attention, Patterson, dressed in her cap and gown, was presented her diploma by her sponsor, Joan Daum from Lake Placid High School.
Then as a surprise, Hospital Administrator Warren Santander presented her with a diploma of graduation from Florida Hospital. Tears overwhelmed Patterson as the staff applauded.
Man jailed for pointing shotgun at one man, hitting another with truck
Also charged with breaking out of room in jail
News-Sun staff report AVON PARK - A 23-year-old Frostproof man was arrested Wednesday and charged with pointing a gun at one man and hitting another man with his truck stemming from an argument over a woman. He then got in more trouble at the Highlands County Jail after allegedly breaking out of a room to make a telephone call.
According to an Avon Park Police Department report, William Shepard Perkins got in a verbal altercation with Alvin Carl Tharp at Sierra's bar north of Avon Park over Perkins' girlfriend. Perkins left the bar with Shawn Michael Leonhart, and drove to a secluded location just over the Polk County line.
The report said that Perkins told Leonhart he was angry that Tharp had a previous relationship with his girlfriend and that he "wasn't afraid to kill (Tharp)." Perkins then drove back into Avon Park looking for Tharp, and caught up with him Wednesday driving south
Perkins
on U.S. 27 near Wal-Mart.
Perkins reportedly pulled alongside Tharp's car and began yelling at him, then pointed a shotgun out the. window. Perkins reportedly kept the shotgun pointed at Tharp until the two vehicles reached State Road 64.
When Perkins reached the intersection of Bell Street and U.S. 27, he reportedly stopped in the turning lane, at which point Leonhart demanded that Perkins give him the gun. Perkins, refused and the two. began to struggle. over the gun before Leonhart jumped out. of the truck and-began walking-away, headed through the Wendy's parking lot.
That's when, the report' said, Perkins "accelerated his 1993 Ford F-150 truck directly at (Leonhart) and struck him with the front bumper." Leonhart sustained multiple abrasions on his cheek, shoulder, knee and ankle.
Leonhart called 911 and Perkins was arrested at 12:33 a.m. at the intersection of Bell Street and U.S., 27. A loaded 12-gauge Mossberg shotgun with a pistol grip was found on the, passenger's seat of the truck, the report said.
Continued on page 3A
Woman arrested for trafficking prescription pills
News-Sun staff report SEBRING - A search warrant led to the arrest of a 33-year-old Sebring woman for trafficking opium and other drug-related charges on Wednesday.
According to a Highlands County Sheriff's Office report, the search warrant served at the home of Diana Battillo Wolfenden at 5012 Sugar Bay
St. in Sebring turned up cocaine in her purse and prescription medicines, including Oxycontin, in her night stand.
There was also a ledger detailing the profits Wolfenden
Wolfenden
Investigators learned that Wolfenden had rented room 118 at the Residence Inn in Sebring.
A search of that room turned up more prescription medica-
tions, including hoped to make from selling Oxycodone and Oxycontin (a different types of medications, time-release version of the report said. Oxycodone), with some of the
pills packaged for resale. Wolfenden did not claim to have a valid prescription for Oxycodone, the report said.
Investigators also found a small cut straw and a small piece .of plastic with visible cocaine residue, the report said.
The total amount of the Oxycodone found was 9.1 grams, well above the 4-gram
threshold for a trafficking charge.
In addition to the trafficking opium or an opium derivative count, Wolfenden was also charged with possession of drugs without a prescription, possession of cocaine and possession of narcotic equipment. She was released after posting $16,750 bond.
Commissioners direct staff to work out training center plan
By ED BALDRIDGE
ed.baldridge@newssun.com
SEBRING � County Commissioners > redirected staff Tuesday to continue to hammer out the details of the Eagle National Security training Center, despite objections to the comprehensive plan changes from the -Department of Community Affairs.
Currently, the county and the DCA are in a period of "Stipulated Settlement Agreement" to resolve- the objections raised.
Seth Ellis, who is spearheading the project along with Gator Mezzanine Funds, a venture company, wants to build a 7,700-acre live-fire training facility for the military, Homeland Security and local' police near Venus.
Mark Hill, the county's
Correction
Development Services Director, told commissioners that 208 acres of the compound would be dedicated to conservation management in order to help clear, up the DCA issues.
DCA notified the bounty that it was not in compliance with its agreement with DCA and their own comprehensive plan on Dec. 23.
According to the DCA letter, the plan for the war gaming facility does not "demonstrate the availability of water supplies" nor does it "provide an assessment of the environmental resources on and adjacent to the site."
That means the Eagle plan does not discuss how it will protect the water quality of Fisheating Creek, which is a watershed into Lake Okeechobee.
Finally, DCA asserted that the plan is not consistent with the State Comprehensive Plan.
Solutions for the inconsistencies presented by Hill included limiting the amount of development that could occur on the proposed site.
Answering a question form Commissioner Barbara
Stewart concerning the merit of DCA's objections, Hill recommended that the county negotiate an agreement with DCA which does not include Objective 12, an ordinance the county has to protect the water that flows into Lake Okeechobee.
"I'm saying we need to determine if they (the DCA
objections) have merit and whether they apply to this county," Hill answered.
"Mr. Hill, you do realize Objective 12, is not negotiable?" Stewart asked.
Despite Stewart's assertions, the commission voted 5-0 to direct staff to continue to negotiate with DCA on behalf of the facility.
The scheduling of the debut performance of the SoulBlues drummers at Avon Park Youth Academy was changed to 5:15 p.m. Tuesday after the News-Sun went to press. The time/date was incorrect in Wednesday's publication.
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News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS Heather Barfield (left) and Frieda Fitch go through a collection of books left behind by Lake Crystal Club resident Edgardo Sosa. The bulk of his library was about archeology and ancient South American native artifacts, indicating he had done a great of research. One book alone listed the important digging sites in Ecuador and Peru, complete with maps.
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Startling discovery made in Crystal Lake man's home
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of hair and an air of nobility. He was well-traveled, urbane, and with his fluid Spanish accent, could be quite charming.
A naturalized U.S. citizen, originally from Uruguay, for most of his life he had been in the travel business, working as a tour guide for American Express.
He claimed he had sung opera professionally, mostly in Europe and on cruise ships, also in New York City, and once, he said, at Carnegie Hall, although he never sang for anyone in Crystal Lake.
For a time after his wife's death in 1995, shortly after the couple moved to the community, Sosa stayed active playing tennis and dating women.
Shirley Sammons, for example, well-traveled herself, enjoyed talking with him in the beginning. They had been to many of the same places and she found it pleasant to compare notes and discuss history. She also, however, soon found him a conceited and arrogant man. Before long, she dropped the friendship altogether.
Sammons does remember him telling her his home was like a museum, but by then she had decided she couldn't care less.
Pat Northrup, who works in the Crystal Lake office, remembers playing tennis with him.
"He was a strange, strange man," Northrup said. "Most men hold back when they play against women, but he was very aggressive and would smash the ball at you. When his game didn't go well, or he lost, he'd slam down his racket and just leave."
Still, Sosa was capable of kindness. He volunteered as a Spanish interpreter at a local hospital, and groundskeepers in the community called him the "juice man" because he'd bring them refreshments in the heat of the day.
Over time, however, Sosa began to withdraw. In his last years he kept to
himself and had almost no friends. Neighbors called him the. hermit of Crystal Lake.
Which is why it took almost two weeks for people to seriously worry when he hadn't been seen.
Then the neighbors contacted Heather Barfield, the club sales manager, and Freida Fitch, the community manager, to pass on their concern.
When Sosa didn't answer his phone, Barfield and Fitch went to his house and knocked on the door. When they got no response, they suspected the worst and called the sheriff's office without entering the building.
Sosa was found in his bedroom, dead of natural causes.
Because he died without a will and no heirs, it fell to Mink Associates, the owners of Crystal Lake Club, to deal with his property. And because Barfield and Fitch were the company's on-site managers, it fell onto them to get the job done.
In reviewing Sosa's papers they discovered he had died penniless, unable,
for example, to run his air-conditioning. The funeral home that accepted his body had to cremate it at their own cost.
His only assets were the house and its contents.
And this is where things began to get interesting.
While the house was in the typical disarray of many elderly bachelors, one thing caught the women's attention right away. Two living room walls were lined with shelving, and rows of pottery pieces were jammed on each one.
There were even more in the dining room and on top of the kitchen cabinets.
"I saw walls and walls of these things," Barfield said.
Her immediate thought was that the pottery pieces were tourist souvenirs of his travels, something that perhaps reminded him of his original home.
Thinking she might be able to sell them on eBay, she decided to go online and do a little research. She was staggered by what she found.
See Sunday's News-Sun for the second part of the story.
Ronnie Jackson retires after 37 years at Avon Park High
Continued from page 1A
wanted to retire on my own terms," he said.
Jackson has certainly left his mark on the school, being a part of five of the school's eight state championships in baseball � playing on two, in 1964 and '66, and coaching in three, in 1980, '84 and '87. He was also an assistant coach of the state champion 1987 and '88 football teams.
He also had brief stints as head basketball coach and head football coach for the Red Devils.
"My claim to fame was that I coached Tom Gordon," he remembered, speaking of the three-time all-star pitcher who currently plays for the Arizona Diamondbacks.
He has a spot in Avon Park history for a lot more than that, however, after compiling a baseball coaching career that netted 327 wins in addition to. the state titles and a spot in the Florida Athletic Coaches Association Hall of Fame.
He also coached Avon Park to a Dixie Majors World Series championship in 1987, and has long been
an influential voice in the Dixie Baseball community, both locally and on the national level.
With all of those games and all of those hours in the classroom, Jackson has had a major impact on thousands of students over the years, and during his final years at the school was teaching the grandchildren of some of his original students.
With all the hardware, photos and memorabilia collected over the span of 37 years as a teacher and coach, Jackson has decided to donate the memories to the Depot Museum in Avon Park.
"I have different pictures from the state championships and different pictures of Tom Gordon that should be on display, not stuck in a room at my house," Jackson said.
Although he won't be a teacher next year, Jackson plans to stay active with the APHS booster club and continue to serve Dixie boy's baseball as a board member.
Unfortunately those positions are removed from the children in which he devoted his career.
"I'll miss the kids," he
said. "If I didn't enjoy the kids I wouldn't be here 37 years."
Even away from school he won't be able to get away from his seemingly perma-
nent position as a role model, spending a lot of his newly found extra time with his nine grandchildren. idl'U certainly be involved with them," he said.
Man charged with assault, battery, escape
Continued from page 2A
Perkins was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon for pointing the shotgun at Tharp and aggravated battery with a deadly weapon for hitting Leonhart with his truck.
At 4:20 a.m., according to a Highlands County Sheriff's Office report, Perkins broke open a door covering a pipe chase leading from a medical holding cell in the jail, shimmied up the pipe and over the wall before breaking through the drop ceiling on the other side and trying to make a phone call.
The report said Perkins had been moved from the regular holding cell into the medical cell at 3 a.m. because the holding cell was needed for another
purpose. At 4:20, a loud noise was heard coming from the room and detention staff found Perkins trying to make a phone call in the medical area.
He reportedly said he was angry that he hadn't been allowed to make a phone call and originally pulled a spring from the bed to use it to try to pick the lock before he realized he could pull the door from the wall. He said he was only outside the cell for about a minute before he was caught.
The damage was estimated at $300 to the pipe chase door and $100 to the drop ceiling. Perkins had charges of criminal mischief and escape added to his booking sheet.
He was being held Thursday on $112,000 bond.
News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS Bob Stanley, left, and Jack Brunner caught three fish Thursday morning and discovered a stolen car that had been abandoned in Lake Lotela in Avon Park.
Car found in AP lake
Continued from page 1A
or the trunk.
"It's a secret," Brunner joked when asked what bait they were using to snag the vehicle.
According to Stanley and Brunner, the pair regularly frequent the lake, and have had some success, but nothing like this before.
"We've caught a lot of fish out of here, but this is our first car," Stanley kidded.
The call was dispatched around 10 a.m., but the day was not a total loss for the pair of lucky anglers.
"We still caught three bass though," Brunner said.
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Carlson voiced concern about taking the account to zero at the beginning of the 2009 hurricane season.
"We could hurt ourselves by doing this," Carlson said during the commission meeting.
"What happens if we have a catastrophic hurricane in the next few months?" Carlson asked.
"I cannot imagine not having new funding available it that happens," County Administrator Michael
Wright said.
Hofner told the commission that the funds would be used to shore up the State Housing Initiative Partnership, or SHIP, program. SHIP, is used as gap financing to help first-time home buyers who meet the county's criteria make their down payment. '�.
"This is a pay-back program. We just ran out of SHIP money," Hofner said.
The commission approved the transfer of the funds 4-1 with Carlson providing the dissenting vote.
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Editorial & Opinion
Today's Editorial
Be sure to keep your head above water this summer
That mix of sounds you heard yesterday was the combination of children shouting for joy and parents groaning in despair.
The summer season is now truly upon us, so rule number one � please slow down when you are driving, especially on neighborhood streets.
And parents, make sure your kids know not to run into the road, even after a run away ball and, please make sure they buckle-up in the car. Everyone should remember the law has now changed and law enforcement officers may pull over a vehicle because the people in it are not wearing their seat belts.
But, streets don't present the only danger to children. Especially in the summer, bodies of water, from plastic wading pools to an ocean beach, pose a great peril to the uninitiated or the careless.
With all three high schools and the YMCA offering swimming programs over the summer, now is the ideal time to make sure your child learns how to swim. And, if you are reluctant or afraid because you can't swim, take lessons alongside your child.
It is a good way to bond, have fun, get exercise, and protect yourself all at the same time.
Forgive us if we throw a few scary facts at you � but, this is an editorial after all, and we are trying to persuade.
According to the Center for Disease Control, in 2005 there were 3,582 uninten-
tional drownings, or an average of about 10 a day. There were another 710 individuals who drowned in boating mishaps,.
Of all children who died between the ages of 1 and 4, 30 percent died by drowning. And while the CDC says the numbers are improving, drowning is still the second leading cause of death in children aged 1 through 14.
It is heartbreaking that death is not the only result. Near drowning accidents can leave children with brain damage, from mild memory loss to a complete vegetative state.
If you have a pool at home make sure it is protected by a sturdy fence, at least four feet high, and that it has a locking gate.
Be sure to keep safety equipment near the pool, and that everyone knows how to use it.
Wherever you swim, don't let children swim alone, even older, strong swimming ones, should always have a buddy. Last year a grown man drowned at the City Pier Beach only a few feet off shore after suffering a cramp.
Pay attention to the weather, especially if in a boat on the ocean or a lake. Wind can quickly become an enemy. Always wear life vests while in a boat, on a jet ski or water skiing. There are so many comfortable designs there is really no excuse not to wear one. Remember that inflatable 'water wings' are not an acceptable substitute.
OK, now that we're scared you, let's remember all that is wonderful about the water � it's cool, refreshing and clean fun.
So splash away safely and wear the kids out.
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Eternally grateful to the veterans
Editor:
I am still in awe as to how one cannot comprehend the meaning and/or the reasoning of our military training. And, why one complains of the sweet sound of victory. I feel that the shame is carried upon the individual that even has to ponder the idea of "why!" Perhaps some could use a refresher course of U.S. history and even a little hands-on experience of being in a war setting (mock, of course). As all of our past and present Armed Service have had to endure. -
My uncle fought in World War II; his barricade was bombed and he was left for dead. However, by the grace of God and the loyalty of his fellow brothers, he was found and brought back to safety. Although he is crippled and his major body organs removed, he still honors this great country as does our high-profiled person John McCain and all other prisoners of war. They persevered and still have great pride in the actions of the United States.
Upon this Memorial Day I will personally be ever so thankful to the sound the jets, ships, tanks and military artillery. These joyous noises will not affect my slumbering hours at all.
I know I can walk safely in our states because of our brave soldiers, past and present. The only shame of all this is that some individuals take it all for granted without gratitude and find fault with the necessary procedures to ensure our livelihood.
I would like to give my "thanks" to everyone that has ever served our country. Remind others that if not for these brave ones, where would we be?
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Susan Croy Sebring
Obama change has not been good
Editor:
Is the Obama change good or bad for America?
I must thank Wendy Griffin for the inspiring message she wrote in the News-Sun a few weeks ago. How I agree!
When a person comes into any office, change is expected - gradually ... not all at once, for then you develop enemies! Who should be so daring as to change what our forefathers put into the Constitution when America was formed? What is happening to our free-
dom as Americans to speak, write and worship our God? Who would show so much hatred and disrespect by calling one's own people "domestic terrorists?" Think about it. That is a horrible thing to say about the people who disagree with you.
Our own leaders are "turning on us." It happened with Nancy Pelosi, our Speaker of the House. She acts like a spoiled child when she doesn't get her way; her words are not smooth like President Obama's, so she ends up with her foot in her mouth.
Our President Obama is radical all right, but he is not our Savior and never will be. He doesn't love America, neither do his co-horts, or they wouldn't be calling the other half of us Americans "terrorists."
I ask you, what has he done for the American people in these few months of office but put everyone on edge; we wonder what is going to happen to our beloved nation - how in the world will our grandchildren handle life when they will have nothing but "tax burdens."
Are we to have faith and hope in a president who is making decisions only for himself? Why doesn't he support the men and women who are really laying their lives on the line for us Americans instead of destroying our hope.
This attitude is affecting us in our work, even in our churches. Have you noticed? People are turning on each other.
Just like Obama and Pelosi - push your way in and step on anyone who gets in your way - not only that, but grind them into the ground.
So is the Obama change good or not? You know the answer.
Agatha Johnson Lorida
Whatever happend to child support enforcement?
Do children understand the current state of the economy? Are they aware of the financial strains impressed upon so many families during these times of trouble? A child, of course, should never have to bare the burden of a distressed economic situation.
Their lives should remain consistent despite any changes in the earnings of the household. This is the main reason that child support was initiated, and more importantly, to be strongly enforced by a dedicated agency created to ensure the children continue to thrive despite circumstances beyond their control. The agency assigned to enforce child support payments has failed the children miserably.
I would like to introduce you to one example of the system gone horribly wrong. Sara married at 22 years of age a man she had every reason to believe would grow old with her, raising happy, well-nurtured and provided- for children along the way. Her goals in life were not unlike so many other "Sara's" out there - hard work and dedication to bringing up children that would have a better chance at prosperity once old enough to declare independence, and enter the world as adults.
Sara's dreams were soon crushed. He became increasingly angry and violent, especially when the first child was born, as the realization of responsibilities associated with fatherhood became more prevalent. This violence was also exhibited in front of the minor children at times. In fact* the son, despite being quite young when this � occurred, can recount to this very day some of these incidents vividly. What pitiful childhood memories to have.
One Thursday evening, Sara came home from work to find that some of her husband's household posessions and clothes were missing. She had no idea that this was what she would find when she walked through that door. She and the children had been abandoned!
Sara filed for divorce, and entered into a court agreement to receive $100 per week child support, not $100 each, but $ 100 total for both children together.This should have been taken as a blessing to the absentee father, as many end up paying twice -that amount, if not more. The father, for years, has consistently remained up to, and -exceeding, 60 days delinquent on his $100 per week for two children.
It is important to note that this delinquency in payment, according to the transcript provided by the enforcement agency itself, shows this began way before the current economic recession. The utilization of an excuse based upon a recession would be an exercise in futility for this particular absentee father, and that is exactly what he is claiming.
The father has bought and sold several homes in Highlands and other counties, regularly goes on vacation, and owns at least one boat. He has gone as far as to obtain an attorney, whose fee was a minimum of $4,000 to fight for lower child support! Where did that money come from?
Something just is not making sense with this case.
Sara has complained to the Child Support Department many times over the years. She is given the same story every time. Until he is 30 days behind, they cannot even begin to enact upon him with a driver license suspension, or other more severe actions, and that the computer system will automatically generate this action. As I mentioned, he is consistently 60 days behind, and the payment transcript does not lie. It's there in black and white to be read by anyone. Sixty days behind, twice
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the amount necessary for action to commence, yet nothing occurs. It sounds as though Sara has been lied to many times by an agency she expects to assist her.
Sara is a desperate woman. The cost of daycare is on average $85 per week. Remember, she has two children. Sara needs daycare because she is part of the workforce. She does not sit at home depending upon the government tp pick up the slack for the husband that abandoned her. ... She is the world to her children, and is living in complete fear that ends will not meet soon. ...
Family regularly comes to the rescue for her and the children. Thank God for family, but they too, are stretched to the limit. The father is far from poor, living in the lap of luxury with his new wife, buying and selling real estate while his children wonder why there is an undeniable look of constant worry on their mother's face. Children can sense fear.
Sara recently contacted the well-off ex-husband for an update as to when a payment may be coming, and was promised $100 of the $1,000 owed. It has yet to come. The last payment on the transcript shows March 23, 2009. This is wrong. She cannot tell the daycare that she is not able to pay them this week or tell the power company that she is not able to pay because she hasn't received child support.
I became involved at that point, due to the blatant fact that she was lied to, and the enforcement agency has repeatedly "dropped the ball" on her case. I contacted a local politician, and was given adirect number to the head of child support enforcement in Tallahassee. I put Sara in contact with this individual, and after review of the case and its chronic level of absurd amounts of delinquency, Sara was informed that immediate action would be taken. A letter of intent to suspend the abandoning father's license was issued.
Taking the man's license to drive is like cutting off his arms, and then demanding he play a game of golf. This is a cowardly approach by the enforcement agency to reach a state of compliance. Sara needs money to aid in the support of the children he helped to create, not a licenseless former husband.
The games must stop, and enforcement must be initiated. The head of child support enforcement was angry, obviously embarrassed, and infinitely apologetic when she actually placed her eyes upon the history of the case - the amount of delinquencies, years in which it has been occurring, and the complaints made that have been ignored, despite his being habitually 60 days behind;
It is to my understanding that even after the letter threatening driver license revocation is sent, he can still "buy" himself another collective 30 days. This will, of course, bring the total delinquency to 90 days.
Sara cannot wait that long, and more importantly, neither can her children. Now her Story is told. What will be done in the end is up to a very embarrassed agency..
There are many "Sara's" out there, as well as fathers-alike in the same situation. If you are one, never take no for an answer. The more complacent you are, the less progress you, and your children, will make.
The "red flags" in this particular case are shining like neon billboards above Times Square, so where is the help for Sara?
Chad DuBose is a Sebring resident and a contributing columnist of the News-Sun.


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The Community Calendar provides 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.
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� Alcoholics Anonymous
One Day At A Time group meets for a closed discussion at 9:30 a.m. Monday and Friday at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 4500 Sun 'N Lakes Blvd., Sebring. For details, call 314-0891.
� American Legion Post 25 hosts a fish fry from 5-7 p.m. at the post, 1490 U.S. 27, Lake Placid. Cost is $6. Shrimp also is available for same price. Open to the public. Tickets in the lounge on Friday night. Lounge hours are from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. For details, call 465-7940.
� American Legion Post 74 has karaoke from 7 p.m. until final call at the post, 528 N. Pine St., Sebring. Post open at noon. Happy Hour from 4-6 p.m. Members and guests only. For details, call 471-1448.
� AmVets Post 21 plays darts from 5-8 p.m. for members and guests. For details, call 385-0234.
� Avon Park Breakfast Rotary Club meets 7 a.m., Rotary Club building.
� Bridge Club of Sebring
(American Contract Bridge Club) plays duplicate games at 12:30 p.m. at 347 Fernleaf Ave., Sebring. For details, call 385-8118.
� Harmony Hoedowners Square Dance Club offers a class in Lake Placid at the Sunshine RV Resort from 9-11 a.m. Friday. For more information, call Sam Dunn at 382-6792 or e-mail him at sam-dunn �samdunn.net.
� Highlands Social Dance Club hosts ballroom dancing every Friday, September through April from 7-9:30 p.m. at the Sebring Lions Club on Sebring Parkway. Free ballroom dance instruction is available at 6:30 p.m. Dance the
night away to the music of the Big Bands. All club dances are open to the public. Appropriate
Attending state convention
Courtesy photo
Members of the Sebring Elks 1529 were among the 1,400 who attended the Florida State Elks Association 103rd Convention in Orlando from May 21-24. Attendees were Joe and Fay Bryant, Carl and Betty Rochelle (pictured here), Jim and Ronna Mason, Ron and Bea Turtle, Joan Roth and Joyce Wurtz. The Sebring Elks are proud to announce the election of Joe Bryant as the Elks state treasurer for the 24th year, and Past Exalted Ruler Jim Mason was appointed state vice chairman for the Community Activities Committee.
dress required. Admission is $5 for members and $7 for non-members. Call 471-0559.
� Italian-American Social Club of Highlands County's Social Night with games and snacks every first and third Friday of each month from 6:30-9 p.m. A potluck dinner also on the first Friday of each month at 6:30 p.m. with social hour following. For more information, call Jeanne at 382-1945.
� Lake Placid Democratic
Club meets at 6 p.m. first Monday at Placid Lakes Town Hall, 2010 Placid Lakes Blvd., Lake Placid. For details, call Bill Sayles at 699-6773.
� Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2661 has lounge hours from 2 p.m. to 12 a.m. There is a fish fry from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Cost is $8.50 per person. Live music is from 6:30-10:30 p.m. The lodge is open to members and their guests. For details, call 465-2661.
� Lake Placid Moose serves wings, fish and burgers at 6 p.m. Music provided from 7-11
p.m. Pool tournament is at 8 p.m. Open to members and qualified guests only.
� Loyal Order of Moose,
Highlands County Lodge No. 2494, 1318 W Bell St., Avon Park. Karaoke from 7-10 p.m. Lodge phone number 452-0579.
� MOM's Club meets at 10:30 a.m. first Friday at the First United Methodist Church on Pine Street in Sebring.
� Narcotics Anonymous New Day Group meets at 6 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 319 Poinsettia Ave, Sebring. For information call Heartland area helpline (863) 683-0630. More information on other meetings and events at www.naflheartland.org.
� Sebring Eagles Club 4240 serves chicken or fish baskets from 5-7 p.m. at the club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring, for a $4 donation. Blind darts is played at 7 p.m. For details, call 655-4007.
� Sebring Elks Lodge 1529
serving buffet dinner at 5-7 p.m. Elks and guests invited. Dance music in ballroom at 7
The News-Sun would like to remind the readers that the names listed below reflect those who have been charged with a crime, but they are all innocent until proven guilty by a court of law. If anyone listed here is acquitted or has charges dropped, they can bring in proof of such decision or mail a copy to the paper and the News-Sun will be happy to report that information. The News-Sun is at 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL 33870.
The following people were booked into the Highlands County Jail on Wednesday, June 3:
� Kyle Brandon Blanchette, 20, of Lake Placid, registered as a criminal reference robbery.
� David Lamar Dampier, 47, of Lake Placid, was charged with DUI (second offense).
� Jose Adrian Jaimes, 32, of Zolfo Springs, was charged with driving with an expired license for four months or more.
� Isidro Rodriguez Jones, 18, of Sebring, was charged with possession of liquor by a person under 21, and petit larceny.
� Glenn Edwin Kelly, 52, of Lake Placid, was charged with driving while license suspended (second offense).
� Cirino Lopez, 39, of Bartow, was charged with municipal ordinance violation.
� William Shepard Perkins, 23, of Frostproof, was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill, aggravated battery using a deadly weapon, escape, and property
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damage over $200 and under $1,000.
� Ryan James Phillips, 19, of Sebring, was charged with violation of probation reference lewd/lascivious conduct on a victim under the age of 16.
� Adrian Martinez Rios, 20, of Avon Park, was charged with DUI (first offense)..
� Rafael Rivera, 33, of Sebring, was charged with battery.
� Ashley Nicole Smiling, 22, of Lake Placid, was charged with. property damage of $200 and under.
� William Jackson Swann, 61, of Sebring, was charged with battery.
� Jack Wesley Waller, 32, of Lake Placid, was charged with possession of marijuana.
� Diana Battillo Wolfenden, 33, of Sebring, was charged with possession and or use of narcotic equipment, possession of cocaine, possession of harmful new legend drug, and traffic opium four grams to under 30 kilograms.
� Rodney Wayne Woodard, 20, of Sebring, was charged with possession of liquor by a person under the age of 21, and petit larceny.
The following people were booked into the Highlands County Jail on Tuesday, June
2:
� Khalilah Dionne Dickey,
31, of Avon Park was charged with domestic violence battery.
� Nelida Vega Fernandez, 61, of Avon Park, was charged with failure to appear reference obtaining property with check.
� Randy Ryan Ganley, 20, of Sebring, was arrested on two out-of-county warrants reference deliverying marijuana and possession of marijuana.
� Randall Paul Hutchins, 60, of Sebring, registered as a sexual offender.
� Jay son Dan Kalinowski, 26, of Lake Placid, registered as a criminal reference shooting a deadly missile inside an occupied dwelling.
� Kyle Alan Kitchens, 30, of Wauchula, was charged with domestic violence battery by strangulation.
� Erica Leigh Lemay, 20, of Avon Park, was charged with contempt of court reference violation of injunction against repeat, sexual or dating violence.
� Mary Shelley Lightfoot, 22, of Sebring, was charged with five counts of violation of probation reference DUI property damage, possession of cocaine, misuse of 911 or E911 system, and battery.
� Jason Alexander Pinion,
32, of Frostproof, was charged with withholding support.
� Aaron Joseph Turner, 20, of Wauchula, was charged with domestic violence battery.
� Jamie Lee Wood, 24, of Lorida, was charged with failure to appear reference violation of probation for knowingly driving with license suspended or revoked.
p.m. Dinner and dance is $10 donation. For reservations, call 385-8647 or 471-3557. Lounge is open from 3-10 p.m.
� Sebring Moose Lodge 2259 serves beef franks and Italian sausages served from 1. p.m. to closing at 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. For details, call 655-3920.
� Sebring Recreation Club
plays bridge at 12:30 p.m. and table tennis at 4 p.m. at 333 Pomegranate Ave. For details, call 385-2966 or leave a name, number and message.
� Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3880, 1224 County Road 621 E., Lake Placid. Texas Hold 'em lessons, 2 p.m. For more details, call 699-5444.
� Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4300 serves pizza from 5:30-7 p.m. and music is from 6-9 p.m. at the post, 2011 S.E. Lakeview Drive, Sebring. For details, call 385-8902.
SATURDAY
� Airborne (Paratrooper) Breakfast Club meets at 9 a.m. every first Saturday at Bob Evans Restaurant, Sebring. All paratroopers and their guests are invited. For details, call Joe Noto at 452-0106.
� American Legion Post 25
serves sirloin burgers from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the post, 1490 U.S. 27, Lake Placid. Jam session is from 2-
4 p.m. The lounge hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Members and guests invited. For details, call 465-7940.
� American Legion Post 69
in Avon Park serves dinner at
5 p.m. and music is from 6-9 p.m.
� American Legion Post 74
open noon to 8 p.m. Hot dogs served. Happy Hour 4-6 p.m. Call 471-1448.
� Avon Park Public Library
has a free Adult Film Series at noon. For details, call 452-3803.
� Heartland Horses & Handicapped Inc. provides free assisted riding sessions for adults and children with special needs from 9-11 a.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday at 118 W. College Drive, Avon Park. For details or to volunteer, call Mary McClelland, coordinator, 452-0006.
� Highlands Chapter 601
meets at Golf Hammock Restaurant in the Golf Hammock Country Club at noon. Any service person who was awarded the Purple Heart is invited to attend and bring their wife or husband.
� Highlands Shrine Club, 2606 State Road 17 South, Avon Park (between Avon Park and Sebring) has a flea market from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., country store open from 8 a.m. to noon and pancake breakfast served from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Vendors are welcome. No setup fee is charged for the summer months. Plenty of off road parking. For details, call 382-2208.
� Highlands Woodcarvers
meet at Thunderbird Hill South Community Center from 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays. Call Bob at 471-6077.
� Lake Placid Elks Lodge
2661 opens the lounge at 1 p.m. Card games are played from 1-4 p.m. The lodge is open to members and their guests. For details, call 465-
2661.
� Lake Placid Art League
has a class in Pastels/Acrylics taught by Llewellyn Rinald from from 9 a.m. to noon at the Cultural Center, 127 Dal Hall Blvd. For information call Dan Daszek at 465-7730.
� Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) - South Ceritral Florida Chapter Board meets at 9:30 a.m. on the first Saturday at the Military Sea Services Museum on Kenilworth and Roseland. The monthly members luncheon is on the third Saturday of each month at noon (except holidays). Location is at Kenilworth Lodge. For further information call Roy Whitton at 465-7048.
� Military Order of the Purple Heart Chapter 601
meets at noon on the first Saturday at Sunrise Restaurant. All recipients and wives of the Purple Heart are welcome. Call 471-9190 or 465-7074 for details.
� Narcotics Anonymous New Day Group meets at 7 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 319 Poinsettia Ave, Sebring. For information call Heartland area helpline (863) 683-0630. More information on other meetings and events at www.naflheartland.org.
� Overeaters Anonymous meets at 10:30 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church, Oak Street, Lake Placid. For more details, call 382-1821. �Paratrooper breakfast every first Saturday of the month at 9 a.m. at Bob Evans. Call John Schumacher at 382-8648.
� Sebring Eagles Club 4240 serves dinner from 5-7 p.m. at the club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring. Music is from 7-10 p.m. For details, call 655-4007.
� Sebring Moose Club 2259 offers line dancing lessons at 2 p.m. the first and third Saturday for members and guests at 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. For details, call 655-3920.
� Twelve Step Study Group for Adult Children of Alcoholics meets at 11 a.m. first and third Saturday, at first building south of Union Congregational Church, 105 N. Forest Ave., Avon Park. Parking available south of old church.
� Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3880, 1224 County Road 621 E., Lake Placid. Laides auxiliary dinner from 5:30-7 p.m. on the first Saturday of each month. For more details, call 699-5444.
� Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4300 serves a meal for $6 from 5:30-7 p.m. and music is from 6-9 p.m. at the post, 2011 SE Lakeview Drive, Sebring. For details, call 385-8902.
SUNDAY
� American Legion Post 25 Lake Placid has lounge hours from 1-9 p.m. Live music is from 5-8 p.m. For details, call 465-7940.
� American Legion Post 74
open 1-8 p.m. Happy Hour 4-6 p.m. Members and guests only. Post is at 528 N. Pine St., Sebring. Call 471-1448.
� Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2661 opens the lounge from 2-8 p.m. Card games start at 2:30 p.m. The lodge is open to members and their guests. For
details, call 465-2661.
� Lake Placid Moose has
karaoke in the pavilion. Horseshoes played at 9:30 a.m. Food available at 4 p.m. Open to members, and qualified guests only.
� Lions Club will have country and bluegrass music from 2-4 p.m. Sundays, instead of at the Shriners. Bands featured on alternate Sundays will be Just Country and Memory Makers. For information, call 471-2288.
� Loyal Order of Moose, Highlands County Lodge No. 2494, 1318 W Bell St., Avon Park. Cards start at 4 p.m. Music outside Tiki Hut at 3 p.m. Lodge phone number 452-0579.
� Overeaters Anonymous,
meets from 4-5 p.m. in second floor conference room No. 3 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center, 4200 Sun 'N Lake Blvd., Sebring. For. details, call 385-4277. No dues, fees or weigh-ins. For details on the organization, go to www.oa.org.
� Ridge'- Area Missionary Soldiers Avon Park Pathfinder Club meets from 9 a.m. to noon every first and third Sunday at 58 E. Sixth St., Avon Park. For details, call 471-2143.
� Sebring Eagles Club 4240
serves lunch at 2 p.m. at the club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring. For details, call 655-4007.
� Sebring Moose Lodge 2259 offers NASCAR racing in the pavilion at 1:30 p.m. Bar open and kitchen open from 2-5 p.m. Lodge is at 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. For details, call ' 655-3920.
� Society for Creative Anachronism (Local Chapter: Shire of Stagridge)
meets at 2 p.m. first and third Sunday at Brewster's Coffee House on U.S. 27 in Sebring. For details, call 214-5522.
� The Artists' Group at South Florida Community College will hold a critique clinic the first Sunday of every month, 2-4 p.m., at the Hotel Jacaranda, Avon Park. Professional local artists will discuss and evaluate participants' paintings. The fee is $5 with a two painting limit. Call 784-7346.
� 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. Call 699-5444.
� Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4300 plays euchre at
1:30 p.m. and E&J Karaoke is from 4:30-7:30 p.m. at the post, 2011 SE Lakeview Drive, Sebring. Call 385-8902.
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Military-backed public schools on the rise in US
By DORIE TURNER
Associated Press
ATLANTA - The U.S. Marine Corps is wooing public school districts across the country, expanding a network of military academies that has grown steadily despite criticism that it's a recruiting ploy.
The Marines are'talking with at least six districts � including in suburban Atlanta, New Orleans and Las Vegas � about opening schools where every student wears a uniform, participates in Junior ROTC and takes military classes, said Bill McHenry, who runs the Junior ROTC program for the Marines.
Those schools would be on top of more than a dozen public military academies that have already opened nationwide, a trend that's picking up speed as the U.S. Department of Defense looks for ways to increase the number of units in Junior ROTC, which stands for Reserve Officers Training Corps.
"Many kids in our country don't get a fair shake. Many kids live in war zones. Many kids who are bright and have so much potential and so much to offer, all they need to be given is a chance," McHenry said. "If you look at state, what we're doing now isn't working."
Last year, Congress passed a defense policy bill that included a call for increasing the number of Junior ROTC units across the country from 3,400 to 3,700 in the next 11 years, an effort that will cost about $170 million, Defense Department spokeswoman Eileen M. Lainez said. The process will go faster by opening military academies, which count as four or more units, McHenry said.
Other military branches also are aiming to increase their presence in school
hallways, but the Marines are leading the charge.
In DeKalb County, which includes part of Atlanta, protests by parents and threats of lawsuits began almost as soon as the school board announced last year that it planned to open a Marine Corps high school. The district wanted to open it this fall, but the approval process in Washington has delayed that. The district hopes to open the school in fall 2010.
Critics like Mike Hearington, a 56-year-old Vietnam War veteran whose son attends Shamrock Middle School in DeKalb County, say the schools are breeding grounds for the military.
"To pursue children like they are is criminal in my mind," Hearington said.
Between 5 percent and 10 percent of graduating seniors from the nation's public military schools end up enlisting, according to an Associated Press review of the majority of the schools' records. About 3 percent of all new high school graduates join the military, according to the U.S. Department of Education.
Proponents say the academies aren't recruiting tools but focus on discipline, ethics and civics, giving at-risk teens a place where they can flourish to help battle the country's high school dropout rate of one in four kids.
"The whole notion behind this is that there is so much literature out there and myth that kids from low socio-economic levels can't learn and won't learn," said DeKalb County schools Superintendent Crawford Lewis. "We are partnering with the Marines to show if we come together and do this right, we will debunk that whole stereotype."
The first public military school in the U.S. opened in Richmond, Va., in 1980.
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Since then, about a dozen have been added with the number increasing over the last five years as struggling districts look for innovative ways to meet federal No Child Left Behind standards.
In DeKalb County, the school district would get about $500,000 a year plus $1.4 million in startup funds from the Marines, Lewis said. The school would open with 150 cadets, growing eventually to about 650 drawn from a pool of low-performing students who have high test scores and want to attend, Lewis said.
The academy would be much like a. typical high school, except students would wear ROTC uniforms and start each day with a military formation and inspection. Besides Spanish club and debate team, students can sign up for military drill team and color guard. The school's principal likely will be a retired Marine.
In Chicago, the nation's third-largest public school district began opening military academies in 1999 with encouragement from Mayor Richard Daley and then-Superintendent Paul Vallas. Vallas left in 2002 and took the idea with him to Philadelphia, where two military schools have since opened.
Chicago has six public military academies and is the only district with schools representing all four branches of the military.
For Brenda Hernandez, who will be in the first graduating class at Rickover Naval Academy in Chicago on June 10, the option let her avoid the gang-ridden schools in her neighborhood. The 17-year-old commutes an hour each way by bus and train. She credits the school with helping her shake her shy nature through one-on-one attention.
Art Studio announces annual Kids Art Camp
LAKE PLACID - The Art Studio announces its fourth annual Kids Summer Art Camp, a safe, fun and creative place for a child to spend their summer.
Camp runs from June 15 through July 17. Children ages 6-9 can enjoy a wonderful variety in crafting projects. Children ages 9 and up can enjoy a � deeper experience into learning the arts.
Space in limited, so sign up early. If you sign up and pay in full before June 13, you will receive a pre-registration discount.
Class projects will be available for viewing from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 25-29 at 212 Main Ave. North.
All classes are based on learning the arts.
For more information, call 465-1710 or 273-9098.
Did you know?
SEBRING � Little known facts of the U.S. Naval Service that occurred during a month of June:
June 1, 1797: Congress approves first "Naval Regulations."
June 4, 1776: Congress issues Declaration of Independence from Great Britain. Independence Day.
June 6, 1976: First 81 women sworn in at the U.S. Naval Academy.
June 8, 1853: Commodore Mathew C. Perry's squadron first enters Tokyo Bay.
June 12, 1968: Last operational USN seaplane, a P-5 Marlin is retired.
June 15, 1958: USN ships land marines at Beirut, Lebanon.
June 29, 1858: Joint U.S.-British expedition begins to lay first telegraph Cable across the Atlantic.
Many more facts like the above are part of and displayed at the Military Sea Services Museum, at the corner of Kenilworth Boulevard and Roseland Avenue from noon to 4 p.m. every Wednesday through Saturday.
Also, find out about the opportunity to purchase a brick to be included in our "Memory Walk" at the Museum. Please call 382-4047 or 471-2386; or better yet, come visit the Museum.
Blood mobile to visit Lake Placid Street Party
LAKE PLACID - The Florida Blood Centers blood mobile will be participating in the Lake Placid1 Merchant Street Party and Ms. Lake Placid Blood Drive from 2:30-6:30 p.m. today. ; .
Donate blood on the Big Red Bus on the corner of Interlake Boulevard and Magnolia Street, next to Lockhart Service Center.
Be a local hero and donate blood. One donation can save up to three local lives. � '
All blood donors will receive a Local Hero's T-shirt.
Call 382-4499 with questions.
Applications available for
Lake Denton Summer Camp
AVON PARK � Summer Camp at Lake Denton in Avon Park is back again. Camps in June are set for campers in sixth through eighth grade; in July camps will be for second through fifth grade and seventh through 12th grade; and in August, another seventh- through 12th-grade camp.
Applications for camp may be obtained from the Web site at www.lakedentoncamp.org on the services page or by calling Pam Elders at 634-9280 or Phil Elders at 453-3627.
Loose Change, Frank E. set to play at Moose lodge
SEBRING � Sebring Moose Lodge 2259 will host the following events:
� Today - Salmon-patties served from 5-7 p.m. for $7. Music by Loose Change from 7-11 p.m.
� Saturday - Pool tournament. Music by Frank E. from 7-11 p.m.
For information, call 655-3920.
VFW 9853 plans fish fry
AVON PARK - The Combat Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9853, at 75 N. Olivia Drive, will host a fish fry from 4-6 p.m. today for a $7 donation. Music will be played from 5-7 p.m.
VFW 3380 Ladies Auxiliary host bingo game Saturday
LAKE PLACID - The Lake Placid Veterans of Foreign Wars 3380 Ladies Auxiliary will host a bingo game at 2 p.m. Saturday with Early Bird at 1:30 p.m. A country buffet will be served from 5-7 p.m. for $7. Music by Annie will be from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
For details, call 699-5444.
Larry Musgrave, Fireman play at Moose Lodge 2374
LAKE PLACID - The Lake Placid Moose Lodge 2374 will serve wings, burgers and fish at 6 p.m. today. Music by Larry Musgrave from 6-9 p.m.
On Saturday, prime rib will be served at 6 p.m. Karaoke with Fireman from 6-9 p.m.
For details, call 465-0131.
Sign up for Father's Day dinner at Legion Post 69
AVON PARK � The American Legion Post 69 will serve carry-in, snacks from 4-5:30 p.m. today, with music by Dallas.
The Constitutional Conference No-Vel Post 159 will meet in Venice on Saturday.
A Father's Day dinner is being planned where fathers eat free and all others pay $6. There is a sign-up sheet in the lounge. Call Post to verify.
For more information, call 453-4553.
Lake Placid Interlake Boulevard Street Party set
-LAKE PLACID - Lake Placid merchants along Interlake Boulevard will host a street party with music, food and
sidewalk sales from 6-9 p.m. today.
Entertainment will include dragsters and muscle cars on display, food (including funnel cakes) and music, -Housewares and home improvement products and services will also be displayed.
Johns Park will feature youth activities, including clowns, pony rides and face painting, along with youth fundraisers.
This event will be held each month on the first Friday evening. A portion of Interlake Boulevard will be closed for pedestrian traffic and to accommodate special events.
Sebring Elks Lodge serving seafood dinner today
SEBRING � Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 will serve a seafood dinner from 5-7 p.m. today for $11. The menu is choice of poached salmon butterfly shrimp or seafood linguini. Live music from 7-10 p.m. with Dan Patrick.
Lake Placid Library shows 'Bolt'on Saturday
LAKE PLACID � The June presentation of Saturday 2 p.m. Matinee films at the Lake Placid Memorial Library is as follows: "Bolt" (June 6), "Beverly Hills Chihuahua" (June 13), "The Mummy" (June 20) and "Hotel for Dogs" (June 27). All films are rated PG 13.
The public is invited to attend. Seating is limited. Admission and . lemonade provided by the Friends of the Library are free. Free popcorn is provided by MidFlorida Credit Union.
Fly-in, drive-in breakfast slated at Jet Center Hangar
AVON PARK - Fly-in, drive-in breakfast at the Avon Park Airport Jet Center Hangar, State Road 64 West (look for sign), from 8-11 a.m. Saturday for $5. The menu includes all-you-can-eat scrambled eggs, sausage^ pancakes, toast, pastries,, orange juice and coffee.
Proceeds go to Christ Lutheran building fund and Samaritan's Touch Clinic.
'A Perfect World' to play at Avon Park Library
AVON PARK - The following Yesteryear's Movies will be shown at 2 p.m. on Saturdays during the month of June at Avon Park Library, 100 N. Museum Ave.:
Saturday - "A Perfect World," directed by Clint Eastwood in 1993, 138-minutes. Ranging across the Texas Panhandle Texas Ranger, Red Garnett, (Clint Eastwood) chases Butph Haynes (Kevin Costner) who has broken out of the pen. As insurance Butch takes a young hostage, a fatherless boy who transfers his fatherly needs to Butch. This relationship leaves what would otherwise be a humorless chase movie with a foregone ending.
Rated PG-13 for some violence, sexual content and adult language.
Deep-sea explorers may lose vast treasure to Spain
By MITCH STACY
Associated Press
TAMPA � Florida deep-sea explorers who raised an estimated $500 million treasure from the 200-year-old wreck of a Spanish galleon should give all the loot back to Spain, a federal magistrate judge said.
But the two-year tug-of-war over the 17 tons of silver coins and other artifacts from what is believed to be the Nuestra Senora de las Mercedes y las Animas is likely far from over.
Odyssey Marine Exploration said it will oppose Wednesday's written recommendation by U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark Pizzo,' which will be considered by another federal judge who will issue an order later./
Odyssey CEO Greg Stemm said Thursday the company is prepared to.
keep fighting.
"This case addresses some very significant legal issues, so in the beginning it became fairly clear it was going to go to the appellate court level," Stemm said,
Pizzo's written recommendation said the wreck is almost certainly that of the Mercedes, a navy galleon that sank in the Atlantic Ocean west of Portugal in 1804. He accepted the Spanish government's argument that it had never expressly surrendered ownership of the ship and its contents.
Odyssey has argued that it still lacks conclusive proof of the ship's identity and disputed the Spanish's government ownership of the valuable cargo.
"We are very happy," Spanish Culture Minister Angeles Gonzalez-Sinde told reporters Thursday.
Obituaries
Albertha Grady
Albertha Grady, 86, of Sebring died May 29,2009. Born in Pritchardville, S.C., she was a day care worker and attended Bountiful Blessing Church of God in Sebring.
She is survived by her sons, Thomas Moore, Woodrow Moore, Alvin Moore and Donald Moore; daughters, Fiorina Haynes; Susize Sholtz, Geneva Smith, Eugenia Wright, and Josephine Huggins; and 38 grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. today at Bountiful Blessing Church of God. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Bountiful Blessing Church of God. Interment will follow in Pine Crest Cemetery in Sebring. Swann's Mortuary, Sebring, is in charge of arrangements.
Lee Gurganus
Lee G. Gurganus, 88, of Avon Park died June 4, 2009. Born in Whiteville, N.C., he 'moved to Avon Park in 1946. He retired from Avon Park Correctional Institution as an instructor in 1985. He was a member and deacon of First Baptist Church of Avon Park.
He is survived by his son, Roger D.; daughter, Debbie Vanderbilt; brother, Vernon; sisters, Ithean Bullock and Velma Tyree; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at First Baptist Church of Avon Park at 4 p.m. today with Dr. Vernon Harkey officiating. Visitation will be from 3 p.m. until service time. Burial will follow in Bougainvillea Cemetery. Memorials maybe made in his memory to First Baptist Church of Avon Park Building Fund. Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home, Avon Park, is in charge of arrangements.
George Hartley
George C. Hartley, 84, of Sebring died May 30, 2009. Born in Avon, 111., he moved to Sebring 26 years ago. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Navy as SSML (Ship Service Man Laundry), 2nd Class, stationed at Pearl Harbor. He retired from Outboard Marine Corp. after 32 years of service.
He is survived by his daughters, Rhonda H. Watton, Rochelle White, and Regina Hartley; sisters, Gertrude Ahnert and Marie Way; and two granddaughters.
Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 13 at Prairie City Cemetery in Prairie City, 11., with Pastor Glen Weiss Jr. officiating. Lunch to follow at the London Mills Community Park at 11:30 a.m. (across from the Methodist Church). Memorials may be made to the American Red Cross Blood Services, 405 W. John Gwynn Jr. Ave., Peoria, IL 61605. Morris Funeral Chapel, Sebring, is in charge of arrangements.
Jan Peters
t^tgSS^ ' Jan Frederic Peters, 60, of Sebring died June |�|�jS3; 1, 2009. Born in Miami, he served in the United Jgj^?*^ States Army, serving with distinction around the world, seeing combat in Vietnam and the first Gulf War. He began a second career with the Florida Department of Corrections.
Survivors include his mother, Valda; brother, Michael; and children, Jason, Morgana and Mason.
A memorial service was held June 4 at Dowden Funeral Home, Sebring, with the Rev. Darrell Peer officiating. Interment will be in Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of one's choice..
M ARJORIE ARKELL SUMMERS
Marjorie Elaine Arkell Summers passed peacefully into the arms of her Heavenly Father at "The Consulate Health Facility" in Melbourne, FL on May 28, 2009, with her daughter and son at her side. She was 87 years old.
Marjorie was born in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada on February 12, 1922 and moved to Sebring with her parents, Roderick and Flora Arkell in 1924. She attended elementary and high school in Sebring and was a member of many social clubs and organizations while growing up here. She attended both the University of Florida and later The Baltimore Art Institute. In 1954 she married Dale J. Summers, a resident of Sebring, who still resides here. Marjorie had a pilot's license and was a licensed Real Estate Broker at one time.
She is survived by her daughter, Linda K. Johnson and son, Erich J. Summers, both of Melbourne, FL, four grandchildren, Olivia Orth of Cape Coral, FL, Capt. Christopher C. Rill (USAF) of Cibolo, TX, Dennis "Tyler" Johnson and Sean Michael Johnson, both of Melbourne, FL, five great-grandchildren, Caroline Jane Orth of Cape Coral, FL, Christopher James Rill, Matthew Gregory Rill, Gabriel Alan Rill and Leah Nichole Rill, all of Cibolo, TX. She is also survived by her brother, Roderick (Bud) Arkell of Titusville, FL. Marjorie was predeceased by her father and mother.
Marjorie Arkell Summers was an inspiration to all who knew her and was a devoted and beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She will be remembered for her sense of humor, loving nature and kind spirit. Any donations should be given to The Highlands County Humane Society in memory of her.


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Florida homes could become hurricane shelters
By LISA ORKIN EMMANUEL
Associated Press
MIAMI � Trying to make the best of a bad situation, federal officials might use foreclosed homes as temporary housing for hurricane evacuees in Florida as soon as this summer.
The proposal would keep people close to their homes and communities instead of scattering them around the country, which happened when Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans nearly four years ago.Thousands never returned.
But the idea is still in its infancy and many questions remain unanswered, including whether the banks that own the foreclosed homes would agree to such a plan. .
"It makes all the sense in the world," said Jack McCabe, a South Florida real estate analyst, who has watched tens of thousands of homes go into foreclosure. "We have a lot of vacant units available."
The Federal Emergency Management Agency told The
Associated Press that it might consider using foreclosed homes if hotels, shelters and dther housing options are full and only for a catastrophic situation, such as Hurricane Katrina. The idea was discussed at a hurricane drill this week in Florida.
Jeff Bryant, FEMA's federal coordinating officer for Florida, said the agency will work with other federal agencies such as Mousing and Urban Development and state emergency planners to see if it could be a solution.
If the proposal works in Florida, it could serve as a model nationally. In April, there were 278,287 homes in some stage of foreclosure in Florida, according to RealtyTrac. The idea isn't wholly new: about 100 families were moved into foreclosed homes after Katrina, FEMA said.
' "When you have a diaspora that leaves the state it's very hard to get those guys back. You really want to prevent them from leaving the state " Bryant
said. "We want to keep them in their same local community."
FEMA would likely contact banks, other mortgage holders and their representatives to compile a list of available homes. The evacuees would then be assigned homes close to their own and FEMA would use a contractor, acting as its agent, to pay rent directly to whoever owns the home, said Jon Amo, FEMA's individual assistance branch director for Florida. His duties include finding temporary housing for disaster victims.
. If there is a consenting landlord and a legitimate tenant then there should not be any legal problems, said Chris Lafakis, an economist specializing in Florida and the housing market at Moody's Economy.com.
"1 think that it should be viewed more of a moral issue," Lafakis said, "what's best for displaced homeowners, than as a sparkplug for Florida housing market."
DCF head admits problems in bidding process
Associated Press TALLAHASSEE - The head of Florida's child-welfare agency has acknowledged mistakes were made in the bidding process to develop a portable device to help caseworkers track children.
The Department of Children and Families threw out all proposals and is undertaking the project on its own, Secretary George Sheldon said. The proposed devices would be similar to those Used by UPS to track packages.
The problems became known after a New York state consulting firm filed a formal legal challenge and has asked Leon County State Attorney Willie Meggs to investigate. CMA Consulting Services, whose bid was not selected, also complained to Attorney General Bill McCollum's office.
CMA contends that Sarasota-based Interview USA, which landed the contract, had benefited
from the use of lobbyists and the flawed bidding process.
Sheldon said his agency probably violated the state's Sunshine Law by holding a meeting to evaluate the vendors' proposals without public notice. He also said an agency employee e-mailed with a vendor during a no-contact period.
Gov. Charlie Crist began pushing the project in the Legislature last year and got lawmakers to set aside $9.8 million for the program. About $3 million was to be spent for the software purchase, but Sheldon said DCF will now develop the software on its own.
Officials hope the devices will eventually cut down on bureaucracy and prevent children from slipping through the cracks. The handheld devices should eliminate paperwork, allow caseworkers to update and track files in the database throughout the day and automatically trigger alerts about problems.
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New law allows challenges oh property assessments
Associated Press TALLAHASSEE -Floridians will now have an easier time challenging what they see as an Unfair assessment on their property. Gov. Charlie Crist signed the
bill (HB 521) Thursday puts the burden of proof on property appraisers. If taxpayers present evidence that is more convincing than the property appraiser's assessment, they will be entitled to a revised
assessment.
Previously, Florida law assumed the appraiser's assessment was correct and left it to the taxpayer to prove otherwise.
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 09-207 IN RE: ESTATE OF SHIRLEY A. TILLMAN Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS (Summary Administration) TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE:
You, are tiereby notified that an Order of Summary Administration has been entered in the estate of SHIRLEY A. TILLMAN, deceased, Bile Number PC 09-207, by the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate. Division, the address of which is 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870; that the total value of the estate is $25,633.55 and that the names and addresses of those to whom it has beenassigned by such order are: Robert D. Tillman 1892 N.Morningslde Road Avon Park, Florida 33825 ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT:
All creditors of the estate of the decedent and persons having claims, or demands against the estate of the decedent other than those for whom provision for full payment was made in the Order of Summary Administration must file their claims with this court WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
THE DATE OF FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE IS MAY 29,2009.
Person Giving Notice: 1st Robert D. Tillman 1892 N. Morningslde Road Avon Park, Florida 33825 Attorney for Person Giving Notice: McCOLLUM & MANCINELLI, P.L /s/ James F. McCollum 129 South Commerce Avenue Sebring, FL 33870 V(863)385-5188 F(863)471-1111 Florida Bar No. 0152027
May 29; June 5,2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIRCUIT CIVIL CASE NO. 28-2009-CA000148 WACHOVIA BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, successor by merger with SouthTrus't Bank, successor by merger with FloridaFlrst Bank, Plaintiff, v.
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JEFFREY R. ROBERTSON a/k/a JEFFERY R. ROBERTSON, deceased; UNKNOWN PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE ESTATE OF JEFFREY R. ROBERTSON a/k/a JEFFERY R. ROBERTSON, deceased; UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES AND/OR CLAIMANTS OF THE ESTATE OF JEFFREY R. ROBERTSON a/k/a JEFFERY R. ROBERTSON, deceased; SEBRING FALLS PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; JANE/JOHN DOE, fictitious names representing tenants in possession; and ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT TO THIS ACTION, OR HAVING.OR CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST IN THE PROPERTY HEREIN DESCRIBED, Defendants.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO:
UNKNOWN PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE ESTATE OF JEFFREY R. ROBERTSON a/k/a JEFFERY R. ROBERTSON DECEASED 2111 Caribbean Road West Sebring, Florida 33872 (Property Address)
UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES AND/OR CLAIMANTS OF THE ESTATE OF JEFFREY R. ROBERTSON a/k/a JEFFERY R. ROBERTSON,
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deceased , 2111 Caribbean Road West Sebring, Florida 33872 (Property Address)
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in Highlands County, Florida: Lot 60, SEBRING FALLS, according to the plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 11, Page 24, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida.
Together with 1984 Parkway Mobile Home Sr#FH368475Aand FH368475B TOGETHER WITH all the Improvements now or hereafter erected on the property, and all easements, rights, appurtenances, rents, royalties, mineral, oil and gas rights and profits, water rights and stock and all fixtures now or hereafter attached to the property, has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, either before July 6, 2009, or within 30 days from the date of the first publication of this Notice on. Dawn A. Carapella, of Tre-nam, Kemker, Scharf, Barkln, Frye, O'Neill & Mullis, P.A., Plaintiff's attorney, whose address is Post Office Box 1102, Tampa, Florida 33601-1102, and file the original with this Court either before service on Plaintiff's attorney or Immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded In the Complaint. This notice shall be published once each week for two consecutive weeks In The News-Sun.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court on this 22nd day of May, 2009.
ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Court By: Is/ Annette E. Daff As Deputy Clerk June 5,12,2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 09-204 IN RE: ESTATE OF DAVID A. LANGW0RTHY, a/k/a WILLIAM E. LANGWORTHY Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of DAVID A. LANGWORTHY, a/k/a WILLIAM E. LANG-WORTHY, deceased, whose date of death was May 6, 2009, Is pending In the Circuit Court for HIGHLANDS County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which Is 590 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice 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 AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
THE DATE OF FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE IS MAY 29,2009.
Personal Representative: Is/ David S. Langworthy P.O. Box 960 Bradenton, FL 34206 Attorney for Personal Representative: Isl Michael A. Rider Florida Bar No. 175661 13 N. Oak Avenue Lake Placid, Florida 33852 Telephone: (863) 465-1111 Fax: (863)465-8100
_May 29; June 5,2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 09-219 IN RE: ESTATE OF HAROLD SILLMAN Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of HAROLD SILLMAN, deceased, whose date of death was May 5, 2009, is pending In the Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which Is Highlands County
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Courthouse, 590 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870-3867. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and. other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is served must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE. FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS Nd-TICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. .
The date of the first publication of this Notice is June 5,2009.'
Personal Representative: Michael A. Sillman 510 S. Summerlin Avenue Orlando, FL 33801 Attorney for Personal Representative: James N. Reyer Florida Bar Number 0936022 5301 North Federal Highway, Suite 130 Boca Raton, FL 33487 Telephone*: 561-241-9003
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 09-224 IN RE: ESTATE OF JOHN GRANT MONDAY, Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS '
The administration of the estate of JOHN GRANT MONDAY, deceased, whose date of death was April 12, 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 representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice Is served must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this Notice Is June 5,2009.
Personal Representative: Isl Michael Monday 1413 Home Avenue Sebring, FL 33870 Attorney for Personal Representative: Isl Jane M. Hancock FLORIDA BAR NO. 341002 CLIFFORD M. ABLES, III, P.A. 551 SOUTH COMMERCE AVE. SEBRING, FL 33870 TELEPHONE: (863) 385-0112 _June 5,12, 2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 09-193 IN RE: ESTATE OF JUDITH ANNE PERRY a/k/a JUDITH ANN PERRY Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Judith Anne Perry a/k/a Judith Ann Perry, deceased, whose date of death was April 11th, 2009, and
whose social security number is ......., is
pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands I County, Florida, Probate Division, the address i of which is 590 South Commerce Avenue, j Sebring, FL 33870. The names and addresses j
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of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice 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 AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OFTHIS'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 DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE IS: JUNE 5TH, 2009.
Personal Representative: C. Mark Cox 1619 Arbuckle Creek Road Sebring, FL 33870
Isl E. Mark Breed III BREED & NUNNALLEE, P.A. Attorneys for Personal Representative 325 NORTH COMMERCE AVENUE SEBRING, FL 33870 Telephone: (863) 382-3154 Florida Bar No. 338702
June 5,12,2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. GC 07-41 SUN 'N LAKE OF SEBRING IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT, a special district and a public corporation of the State of Florida, Plaintiff, vs.
CARLOS A. RAMOS ACEVEDO and MARIA RIVERA, as Joint Tenants with Right of Survivorship, If alive and If not, their unknown spouse, helrsi devisees, grantees, creditors, or other parties claiming by, through, under or against CARLOS'A. RAMOS ACEVEDO and MARIA RIVERA, and all claimants under any of such party;
ISMAEL BAERGA RODRIGUEZ, If alive and If not, his unknown spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, or other parties claiming by, through, under or against ISMAEL BAERGA RODRIGUEZ, and all claimants under any of such party;
RAFAEL A. RODRIGUEZ MOUX, If alive and If not, his unknown spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, or other parties claiming by, through, under or against RAFAEL A. RODRIGUEZ MOUX, and all claimants under any of such party;
JUANA GION RAMALLO, if alive and If. not, her unknown spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, or other parties claiming by, through, under or against JUANA GION RAMALLO, and all claimants under any of such party;
ESTATE OF 0RITA OLIVERAS DE CARRERAS, her unknown spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, or other parties claiming by, through, under or against ESTATE OF 0RITA OLIVERAS DE CARRERAS, and all claimants under any of such party; GENESIS CUSTOM BUILDERS, INC., a Florida corporation, its successors and/or assigns; Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE is hereby' given that pursuant to a final decree of foreclosure entered in the above-titled cause in the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida, I will sell the property situate in Highlands County, Florida, described as:
Parcel I: Lot 04, Block 204, Unit 11, Sun 'n Lake Estates of Sebring, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 9, Page 69, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida.
Parcel 4: Lot 38, Block 206, Unit 11, Sun 'n Lake Estates of Sebring, according to the plat thereof as recorded irf Plat Book 9, Page 69, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida.
Parcel 5: Lot 41, Block 206, Unit 11, Sun 'n Lake Estates of Sebring, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 9, Page 69, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida.
at public sale to the highest and best bidder
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for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands. County Courthouse located at 430 South Commerce Avenue, in Sebring, Florida at 11:00 A.M. on the 6th day of JULY, 2009. r
SIGNED this 29th day of MAY, 2009..
ROBERT W. GERMAINE � Clerk of the Circuit Court By:'Isl PriscillaMichalak Deputy Clerk . June 5,12,2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE Nb. GC 07-370 SUN 'N LAKE OF SEBRING IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT, a special district and a public corporation of the State of Florida, Plaintiff, vs.
JOSEPH CHEHADE KAIROUZ, if alive and if not, his unknown spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, or other parties clairhing ' by, through, under or against JOSEPH CHEHADE KAIROUZ, and all claimants under any of such party;
JUAN JOSE LA FATA DEMMA, if alive and if not,' his unknown spouse, heirs, .devisees, grantees, creditors, or other parties claiming by, through, under or against JUSAN JOSE LA FATA DEMMA, and all claimants under any of such party;
EMIDIO Dl RENZO DE B0SIS, if alive and if not, his unknown spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, or other parties claiming by, through, under or against EMIDIO Di RENZO DE B0SIS, and all claimants under any Df such party;
JOSE MARIA SEIJAS RODRIGUEZ and AUREA GONZALEZ DE SEIJAS, if alive and if not, their unknown spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, or other parties claiming by, through, under or against JOSE MARIA SEIJAS RODRIGUEZ and AUREA GONZALEZ DE SEIJAS, and all claimants under any of such party;
ISAAC BENASAYAG BENZAQUEN and LEON BANASAYAG BENZAQUEN, as Joint Tenants with Right of Survivorship, if alive and if not, their unknown spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, or other parties claiming by, through, under or against ISAAC BENASAYAG BENZAQUEN and LEON BANASAYAG BENZAQUEN, and all claimants under any of such party;
DEVELOPERS GROUP OF TAMPA BAY, INC., a Florida corporation, its successors and/or assigns;
EQUITY TRUST COMPANY AS CUSTODIAN FOR THE BENEFIT OF LOUISE W. CROSLEY INDIVIDUAL RETIREMENT ACCOUNT, If alive and if not, her unknown spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, or other parties claiming by, through, under or against EQUII-. TY TRUST COMPANY AS CUSTODIAN FOR THE BENEFIT OF LOUISE W. CROSLEY INDIVIDUAL RETIREMENT ACCOUNT, and all claimants under any of such party; and LOUISE W. CROSLEY, If alive and If not, her unknown spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, or other parties claiming by, through, under or against LOUISE W. CROSLEY, and all claimants under any of such party;
MARIANNE WILLIAMS, if alive and if not, her unknown spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, or other parties claiming by, through, under or against MARIANNE WILLIAMS, and all claimants under any of such party;
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a final decree of foreclosure entered in the above-titled cause in the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida, I will sell the property situate in Highlands County, Florida, described as:
Parcel I: Lot 11, Block 299. Unit 14, Sun 'n Lake Estates of Sebring, according to the plat ' thereof as recorded In Plat Book 9, Page 73, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida.
Parcel 2: Lot 12, Block 299, Unit 14, Sun 'n Lake Estates of Sebring, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 9, Page 73, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida.
Parcel 3: Lot 13, Block 299, Unit 14, Sun 'n Lake Estates of Sebring, according to the plat thereof as recorded In Plat Book 9, Page 73, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida.
Parcel 4: Lot 05, Block 307, Unit 14, Sun 'n Lake Estates of Sebring, according to the plat thereof as recorded In Plat Book 9, Page 73, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida.
Parcel 5: Lot 09, Block 307, Unit 14, Sun 'n Lake Estates of Sebring, according to the
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plat thereof as recorded In Plat Book 9, Page 73, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida.
at public sale to the highest and best bidder for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse, located at 430 South Commerce Avenue, In Sebring, Florida at 11:00 A.M. on the 6th day Of JULY, 2009.
SIGNED this 29th day of MAY, 2009.
ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Isl Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk
_�_ . June 5,12,2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. GC 08-652 R.&R. PROPERTIES OF CENTRAL FLORIDA INC., a Florida corporation, Plaintiff, .. vs.
LIZCAR, LLC, A Florida Limited Liability company, OSCAR BISTONATH, individually, ELIZABETH E. BISTONATH, as spouse of OSCAR BISTONATH, and PRIVATE MONEY MORTGAGE CORPORATION, a Florida corporation, d/b/a P.M.M., Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a final decree of foreclosure entered in the above-titled cause in the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida, I will sell the. property situate in Highlands County, Florida, described as:
Parcel I: Lots 3452 and 3453, Avon Park Lakes Unit 1-1, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 5, Page 4, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. Parcel ID #0-01-33-28-010-0000-3452.
Parcel II: Lots 15,16,17,18,19, 20, 21, 22, Block 86, Desoto City Second Subdivision, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 39, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. Parcel ID #C-22-35-29-030-0860-OOAA.
Parcel III: Lots 8, 9,14,15,16, Block 32, DeSoto City Second Subdivision, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 39, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida.
Parcel ID #C-22-35-29-030-0320-0090; C-22-35-29-030-0320-0080; C-22-35-29-030-0320-0140
at public sale to the highest and best bidder for cash, in the Jury Assembly. Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 South Commerce Avenue, In Sebring, Florida at 11:00 A.M. on the 26th day of JUNE, 2009.
SIGNED this 29th day of MAY, 2009.
ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By: 7s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk _June 5,12,2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA �
CASE NO. GC 09-580 SUN 'N LAKE OF SEBRING IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT, a special district and a public corporation of the State of Florida, Plaintiff, vs.
LEAFORD GREEN and DANETT GREEN, Husband and Wife, If alive and if not, their unknown spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, or other parties claiming by, through, under or against LEAFORD GREEN and DANETT GREEN, and all claimants under any of such party;
DEER RUN DEVELOPMENT HOMEOWNERS' ASSOCIATION, INC., a Florida corporation, Its successors and/or assigns: Defendants.
NOTICE OF SUIT-PROPERTY TO: LEAFORD GREEN and DANETT GREEN, Husband and Wife, if alive and if not, their unknown spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, or other parties claiming by, through, under or against LEAFORD GREEN and DANETT GREEN, and all claimants under any of such party;
3758 S.W. Findlay Street, Port St. Lucie, FL 34953.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose bonded capital improvements and operation and maintenance assessments liens on the following property in Highlands County, Florida:
Parcel 1: Lot 02, Block 346, Unit 16, SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES OF SEBRING, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 10, Page 04, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida.
Parcel 2: Lot 03, Block 346, Unit 16, SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES OF SEBRING, according to the plat thereof recorded In Plat Book 10,


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2009 Ford Flex is no look-alike crossover SUV
By ANN M. JOB
For The Associated Press People love it or hate it, but they agree on one thing: The Ford Flex is no look-alike crossover sport utility vehicle.
With a long, tall, boxy shape, generous room for.upto seven people and unique touches such as perforated seat leather that mimics the leather of designer handbags, the 2009 Flex is as distinctive as the people who will buy one.
Best of all, it earned across-the-board five out of five stars in federal government crash testingTand its starting manufacturer's suggested retail price, including destination charge, of $29,325 undercuts some of the look-alike crossovers.
For example, the starting MSRP, including destination charge, for a 2009 Mazda CX-9 is $30,490. The 2009 GMC Acadia has a retail starting price of $32,665.
The Flex, CX-9 and Acadia prices are for V-6 models with two-wheel drive. A 2009 Flex with all-wheel drive starts at $34,950.
Styling certainly is the hallmark of the nearly 17-foot-long Flex. Ford offers "vista" moonroofs that give every row of seats, including the third row, panels of glass above them. This, plus sizable side windows, creates an airy feel inside, even for third-row passengers. � A concealed, small refrigerator in the second-row console is another -distinctive option. So,is a,two-tone paint job that allows for the roof to be one color and the rest of the body to be another.
The only thing missing, it seems, is the option of a "woody" package that would add another kind of style.
But this is not a vehicle for driving enthusiasts. Unlike the CX-9, for instance, the Flex doesn't feel
buttoned down as it moves through mountain twisties. Instead, my passengers instinctively braced themselves for the vehicle body to lean when we went through curves. There's just such a sense of mass in this nearly 5,000-pound crossover.......
It feels big on the road, a bit slow in its moves and even wallowy at times. J There's also a J| sense that passengers and driver are , somewhat isolated from the pavement.
Ford Flex uses an independent MacPherson strut front suspension with an independent mul-tilink arrangement at the back. The platform is a version of the one used in Ford's Taurus X car, though the platform has been lengthened by 5 inches for the Flex.
I have to admit there's a benefit to the soft ride. The test vehicle kept all kinds of road bumps away from passengers. Even sizeable bumps came through to riders as mere vibrations, not sharp impacts.
This is a ride that's not found on many other crossovers, and it's perfect for people who drive interstate highways with long straightaways and lots of concrete expansion cracks.
Not only is the ride easy, the interior is quiet.
The engine for 2009 is a 262-horsepower, 3.5-liter, double overhead cam Duratec V-6. It's the same engine that Ford put in the lighter weight Taurus X, and while it works gallantly in the Flex, it
2009 Ford Flex
price: $28,550 for SE; $32,325 for SEL with two-wheel drive; $34,175 for SEL with all-wheel drive; $34,960 for Limited with two-wheei drive; $36,810 for Limited with ail-wheel drive..
� Price as tested: $44,150.
� Type: Front-engine, all-wheel drive, six-passenger, large crossover sport utility vehicle.
� Engine: 3.5-liter, double overhead cam, Duratec V-6.
� Mileage: 16 mpg (city), 22 mpg (highway).
� Top speed: NA.
� Length: 201.8 inches.
� Wheel base: 117.9 inches.
� Curb weight 4,840 pounds.
� Built at Kansas City, Kan.
� Options: Navigation system $2,375; vista moonroofs $1,495; second-row 40/40 seats with auto fold $870; rear console refrigerator $760; Class III trailer tow package $570; silver two-tone roof $395; center row floor console $100.
doesn't offer a lively ride.
Indeed, when I slammed down the accelerator, I didn't get much immediate response. The engine, working with the six-speed automatic transmission that provided
seamless shifts in the tester, just didn't have much "oomph" for such a large vehicle.
Torque peaks at 248 foot-pounds at 4,500 rpm, which is considerably less than the torque in the CX-9 and
GMC Acadia.
. At least the Flex needs only ft regular gasoline. Just don't be urprised the first time you )pen the fuel filler door. The Flex is one of the Ford vehicles that have a capless fuel filler, so you put the gas' station nozzle directly into the vehicle without fussing with a cap. The fuel tank stays closed, once the nozzle is removed, all on its own
Fuel economy is nothing to brag about, however. The federal government rating is just 16 miles per gallon in city driving and 22 mpg on the highway. The 2010 Flex will do, better by getting the first twin-turbocharged engine from Ford in North America. The 3.5-liter Ecoboost V-6 will deliver 355 horsepower and 350 foot-pounds of torque. Better yet, its expected fuel economy is 24 mpg on the highway and 18-19 mpg in the city.
AH seats in the test vehicle, including the front ones, had flat seat cushions so there wasn't much grip there to hold on to passengers.
I fussed with the head restraints on the front seats because they were positioned very close to passengers' heads. This prompted me to recline the seatback more than usual, but then I had difficulty reaching the steering wheel, and the Flex doesn't include a telescoping steering wheel.
The test vehicle topped out at more than $43,000, but it.still didn't include automatic power-down door windows on any but the driver's door. Fit and finish, however, were excellent. There are a whopping 40.5 inches of legroom for second-row passengers.
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has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to Loretta J. Thompson, Esquire, JOHN K. MCCLURE, PA, 211 South Ridge-wood Drive, Sebring, FL 33870, the Plaintiff's attorney, and file the original with the Clerk of the above styled court on or before June 23rd, 2009; otherwise a default may be entered against you for the relief deman'ded in the Complaint.
WITNESS my hand and seal of said court on the 29th day of May, 2009. �
ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By: 1st Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk June 5,12,2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,.....
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 28-2008-CA-000941 INDYMAC FEDERAL BANK, F.S.B., SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO INDYMAC ' BANK, F.S.B. PLAINTIFF
-VS-" ' ' ' ' RICHARD TAPANES; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF RICHARD TAPANES, IF ANY; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED. INDIVIDUAL DKENOANT(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; SPRING LAKE PROPERTY ASSOCIATION;, INC.; JOHN DOE AND JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION DEFENDANT(S)
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to-a-Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated May 21, 2009, entered in Civil Case No. 28-2008-CA-000941 of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit In and for HIGHLANDS County, SEBRING, Florida, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, BASEMENT at the HIGHLANDS County Courthouse located at 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE in SEBRING, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 23rd day of June, 2009 the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment, to-wit:
LOT 21, IN BLOCK C, IN SPRING LAKE VILLAGE III, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 54, 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 this 22nd day of May, 2009.
ROBERT W. GERMAINE, CLERK Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Isl" Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk THE LAW OFFICES OF DAVID J. STERN, P.A. ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF 801 S. University Drive, Suite 500 Plantation, FL 33324 (954)233-8000 08-79358 INDNW
_June 5,12,2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: GC 08-1734 DAVID L. MARSH Plaintlff(s) vs.
FRANCES VILLAMAR, JESSICA BLANCO, etal.
Defendant(s)
NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a final decree of foreclosure entered in the above entitled cause in the Circuit Court of Highlands
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County, Florida, I will sell the property situate in Highlands County, Florida described as: Lot 4, of TROPIC HOMES SUBDIVISION, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 6, Page 32, of the Public Records of Highlands County,'Florida, at public sale, to the highest and best bidder -for cash, at the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue in Sebring, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 30th day of JUNE, A.D. 2009.
WITNESS my hand official seal of this Honorable Court, this 1st day of July, A.D. 2009.
ROBERT L. GERMAINE As Clerk of said Circuit Court
By: Isl Annette E. Daff ) Deputy Clerk
June 5,12,2009
~ IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE ..
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: GC 08-1555 DAVID L. MARSH Plai.ntiff(s) vs.
-HECTOR SANTANA, L0URDES RIVEBA, . .. .
ASSET ACCEPTANCE CORP.,
INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE, Department
of Treasury, and STATE OF FLORIDA
Department of Revenue, et al.
etal. . ' .
'Defen'dant(s)------------......---
NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a final decree of foreclosure entered in the above entitled cause in the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida, I will sell the properly situate In Highlands County, Florida described as: Unit 7-E, THE MANORS: Commence at the point at the intersection of the South line qf Lot 1, Block 7, Section 15, Township 33 South, Range 28 East, and the West Right-of-Way line of Lake Avenue (said point being 25 feet West of the centerline of Lake Avenue); thence run West along the South line of Lot 1, Block 7, for a distance of 105.00 feet, thence run North 0 degrees 02 minutes East for a distance of 250 feet for a point of beginning; thence continue North 0 degrees 02 minutes East for a distance of 35 feet; thence West for a distance of 85 feet; thence South 0 degrees 02 minutes West for a distance of 35 feet; thence East for a distance of 85 feet to Point of Beginning, all lying and being in Lot 1, Block 7, Section 15, Township 33 South, Range 28 East, Highlands County, Florida, at public sale, to the highest and best bidder for cash, at the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue in Sebring, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 6th day of JULY, A.D. 2009.
WITNESS my hand official seal of this Honorable Court, this 2nd day of June, A.D. 2009.
ROBERT. L GERMAINE As Clerk of said Circuit Court By: Isl Annette E. Daff Deputy Clerk
_June 5,12,2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: GC 09-415 DAVID L MARSH Plaintiff(s) vs.
MARCIA H. FERGUSON DAC0STA and
ADRIAN FERGUSON,etal.
etal.
Defendant(s)
NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a final decree of foreclosure entered in the above entitled cause in the Circuil Court of Highlands County, Florida, I will sell the property situate in Highlands County, Florida described as: Lots 1224, 1225, 1226, 1227 and 1228, AVON PARK LAKES UNIT NO. 4, according to the plat thereof as recorded In Plat Book 4, Page
91, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida.
at public sale, to the highest and best bidder for cash, at the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue in Sebring, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 6th day of JULY; A.D. 2009.
WITNESS my hand official seal of this Honorable Court, this 2nd day of June, A.D. 2009. \
ROBERT L. GERMAINE As Clerk of said Circuit Court By: (si Annette E. Daff Deputy Clerk June 5,12,2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: GC 03-1733 DAVID L. MARSH Plaintiff(s) vs.
TIMMALLEYT. THORNEYand MELISSA C. TH0RNEY, husband and wife . � Defendant(s)
NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given.that pursuant to a final decree of foreclosure entered in the a"bdve" en-' titled cause in the Circuit Court of Highlands-County, Florida, I will sell the property situate in Highlands County, Florida described as: Lot 4, Block 62, SUN 'N LAKES ESTATES SECTION- 6,- according Jjj, .the ..map. or. plat thereof as recorded In Plat Book 8, Page 61, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida.
at public sale, to the highest and best bidder for cash, at the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of Highlands County Courthouse, 430.South Commerce Avenue in Sebring, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 30th day of JUNE, A.D. 2009.
WITNESS my hand official seal of this Honorable Court, this 1st day of July, A.D. 2009.
ROBERT L. GERMAINE As Clerk of said Circuit Court By: Isl Annette E. Daff Deputy Clerk
�. _June 5,12,2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT ' OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 08-1525-GCS SUNTRUST MORTGAGE INC., Plaintiff, vs.
HERBERT JAHR, etal., Defendant(s). .( NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Final Judgment Scheduling Foreclosure Sale entered on May 28, 2009 in this case now pending in said Court, the style of which Is indicated above.
I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 South Commerce Street, Sebring, Florida 33870-3701 at 11:00 A.M., on the 26th day of June, 2009, the following described property as set forth In said Order or Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 2, BLOCK D, AVON LAKES, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE(S) 94, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
a/k/a: 243 HILLCREST DRIVE; 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.
ORDERED at HIGHLANDS County, Florida, this 29th day of MAY, 2009.
IS/ Robert W. Germaine As Clerk, Circuit Court � HIGHLANDS, Florida
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SPEAR AND HOFFMAN P.A. Dadeland Executive Center 9700 South Dixie Highway, Suite 610 Miami, Florida 33156 Telephone: (305) 670-2299 STJ-C-3366/op
______June 5,12, 2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY. FLORIDA
CASE NO.: GC 09-331 HERBERT W. ADAMS, JR. Plaintiff(s) vs.
SIMON SANTIAGO, ELLIE J. TUCKER,
etux, etal,"
Defendant(s)
NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a final decree of foreclosure entered in the above entitled cause in the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida, I will sell the property situate in Highlands County, Florida described as: Lot 3 and Lot 4, TUCKER SUBDIVISION, according t<3 the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 13, Page 67, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. .Together with 1984 HYAT Mobile Home, ID #HH3-67A and HH3067B; Title No. 40647814 & 40647850. .
at public sale, fo the highest and best bidder for cash, at the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South- Commerce Avenue in Sebring, Florida,, at 11:00 a.m. on the 6th day of JULY, A.D. 2009.
WITNESS my hand official seal of this Honorable Court, this 2nd day of June, A.D. 2009.
ROBERT L. GERMAINE As Clerk of said Circuit Court ,'. - By: Is/ Annette E. Daff
Deputy Clerk
_ June 5,12,2009
SUBCONTRACTORS NOTICE of Bid Request Notice of Intent to Accept Proposals/Bids For Construction of
Villa Elementary School Window Replacement and Mlsc Repairs
Lodge Construction, Inc. the Construction Manager for the named project will be accepting bids for the work related to bid package scope for the project known as Villas Elementary School Window Replacement and Mlsc Repairs The project is located In Cape Coral, Lee County, Florida. Approx Overall Project Budget 2.5 Million Dollars.
Interested bidders should contact Lodge Construction, Inc., 2161 McGregor Blvd. Unit A, Ft. Myers, FL 33901, Phone: 239-332-4371 Fax: 239-332-0218, Michael Dunn, Senior Project Manager/Vice President and or Dane Edwards, Chief Estimator Owner:
Lee County School District Lee County, Fl
Pre-Bid meeting: To be held at the Office of Lodge Construction, Inc. On June 11th, 2009 at 10:00 A.M. Space is limited please contact Lodge to attend. Bidders are advised that attendance at this meeting is strongly encouraged.
Bids will be received at the office of Lodge Construction, Inc. on the following date and time:
June 18th @ 5:00 P.M. Bid Documents
Bid Documents for All Bid Packages will be ready for release on June 9th, 2009 after 2:00 P.M..
To arrange to pick up Bid Documents, contact Dianne Beaber, Administrative Assistant at Lodge Construction, Inc. 239-332-4371. Scopes of Work and Bid Packages:
1 Demolition
2 Site Prep & Utility
3 Soil Poising
4 Concrete and Masonry
5 Structural Steel- Bar Joist and

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6 Casework-Re-configuration and
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7 Metal Frame-Drywall/ Stucco
8 . Roofing- Fascia-Down Spouts
9 TBD
10 TBD
11 Doors-Hardware- Materials and
� Install
12 Overhead Coiling Doors
13 Aluminum Windows Storefront
Removal and Replacement
14 TBD
15 ' Acoustical Ceiiings-Insulation-
Acoustical Panels
16 1 Flooring-Carpet Replacement
17 . Ceramic Tile Replacement
18 Painting
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21 Plumbing
22 HVAC- Chilled Water- Pre-Qualify
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23 Electrical- Pre-Qualilied- w/ Bend
24 Construction Cleaning-Prdgres
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25 Moving-Storage
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F/T COOK tor busy Assisted Living Facility in Sebring. Experience required, benefits
offered. Please apply in person to 5959 Sun N Lake Blvd., Monday-Friday,
8 am - 5 pm. No phone calls please.
LOOKING FOR A CAREER AND NOT JUST A JOB?
Accepting applications for carpet cleaning tech, able to work with public, valid FL. drivers lie. and good driving record. Competitive salary, 655-2190. Drug Free Workplace, background check required.
STANLEY STEEMER
MAINTENANCE/GROUNDS PERSON
P/T. 24-30 hours per week. Please Apply in Person. Monday - Friday. 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.. 124 Lake Drive Blvd. Sebring. FL 33875.
NIGHT AUDITOR for Kenilworth Lodoe Part-Time, Apply in Person. 1610 Lakeview Drive, Sebring, FL.
NOW HIRING: companies desperately need employees to assemble products at home. No selling, any hours. $500 weekly potential Info. 1-985-646-1700 DEPT. FL-6654
Receptionist/Billing Clerk for busy
medical practice. Send resume to: 211 U.S. 27 South Lake Placid, FL 33852 .
NEW Barber Shop in town. Cris Stylez is requesting Licensed Barbers to rent chairs or work by percentage. Please contact Cris Gonzalez @ 863-214-5137. Nueva Barberia en Sebring esta buscando Barberos con licencia para rentar silla o por porciento. 4135 Commercial Drive, Sebring, FL 33870
STAFF ASST - PT. Performs various clerical duties for the EPI and Early Childhood Dev. Programs. Proficient typing skills & min. 2 yrs. FT clerical exp. req. S8.43/hr. Typical work schedule: Monday-Friday, 10am - 5pm,
Deadline: 5pm 6/8/09. Visit www.southflorida.edu for position announcement. 863-784-7132. EA/EO/Vet Pref.
TECHNICIAN NEEDED. Salary~ Benefits. Clean driving record. Apply in person.. Sunnv South Exterminators 1570 Lakeview Dr Suite, 8 Sebring. 863-382-1850.
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Homes for Sale Sebring
RN WANTED for fast-paced medical oncology/hematology office and treatment center. Full time, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Competitive benefits and salary. Must be a self-starter and able to multi-task. Fax resume to the office of Amit I. Shah, M.D., P.A. @ 863-385-6086.
Classified ads get fast results
Financial
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Homes For Sale
NEVER MISS KNOWING about another new foreclosure listing or Highlands Counties Best Deals!! To sign up to receive these daily in
your email inbox, contact me and I'll personally see to it! Call me at 863-381-0400
or send me an email immediately: Dawn@DawnDell.com - Country Club Realty
FSBO - 2,000 sf waterfront home w/garage, 3BR/2.5BA, beautifully remodeled MUST SEE! $285,000. FSBO - Rural living. 2 houses w/10 acres Zoned AG, close to large fishing lake Will sell separately for right price $350,000 for package deal Please call 863-655-2278
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.
SEBRING 4 Units for sale. 2-story Town-homes, 3BR, 2.5BA, 1944 sq ft per unit. Fully Rented! $495,000.863-655-0311. �
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Homes for Sale Lake Placid
NEW MODEL REDUCED BYS81K. Split Plan 3BR, 2BA, 2CG, Lg. Screened Porch, Cathedral Ceilings, Plant Shelves, Very Large Rooms. Walking distance to Placid Lakes Park and Boat Ramp. Deeded Lake June access.
NOW $199,000 620 CATFISH CREEK ROAD PLACID LAKES SUBDIVISION
Meyer Homes, Inc. 863-414-4075 or 863-465-7338
HAVE SOMETHING TO SELL THAT IS UNDER $500? We will run it free! Either mail to or drop it off at our office 2227 US 27 S. Sebring, FL. 33870 NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE!
DAVE'S HOME AINTENANGE
Interior/Exterior Basic Home Repairs, Handyman Kitchen/Bath Remodels Mobile Home Repairs Licensed and Insured
Call 863-441-5135
AMSOIL
FIRST IN SYNTHETICS Stephen D. Wells
AMSOIL Dealer Lubricant Consultant
863-471-6445
HANDYMAN BOB
Install doors, windows,
flooring, minor electric &
plumbing and more! Licensed & Insured
Call 863-452-5201 or
863-449-1744
Is your front door leaking? Does it stick? Maybe it is rotten?
Call Bryan @ AHM Door & Lock
863-452-1108
CAMPBELL'S COLLISION - CENTER, INC
Jim Campbell - Owner
Phone (863) 382-7551 FAX (863) 382-2750
1405 US 27 North Sebring, FL 33870
BEEIWARE
Exterminating, Inc. 863 385-0404
Now Offering: Animal Nuisance Control and Removal
Paw-per's Choice
� Dog Grooming
*&oyaI Grooming A Pauper Can Afford"
(863) 449-4444
Taragayle Mitchell Hours by Appointment Only
FREEDOM LAWN CARE
Senior Discount Professional Service Low Prices Landscaping Free Estimate Licensed and Insured
CALL 863-655-2526
I DO H0USECLEAN1NG
NEED WORK! CALL PATTI
863-773-4185
EXCELLENT REFERENCES
Pampered Pooches
� Pet Grooming Animal Training Animal Photography
863-253-0838
TAX SERVICES
Semi-retired Certified Public
Accountant available for tax and accounting services. Reasonable Fees. Expert services.
863-465-1124
PRIVATE DUTY CARE
For Elderly or Companionship
In Your Own Home. Excellent References (13 years 1 job)
Please Call 863-873-1215
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� Bush Hogging � Box Blading Light Land Clearing 863-449-0114
The Key to your Security is who has a key to your home or office. Re-kev now. Call Bryan @ AHM Door & Lock
863-452-1108
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NOBODY BEATS OUR PRICES AND QUALITY
Floors And Blinds
Carpet � Tile � Umirute and Wood Vertical � Horizontal � Shutters and More
"WE HAVE YOU COVERED" DANIEL EPLEY � 86j-385-150o Sebring, FL 33870
Advertise Your Business Here!
NewsSiin
Call 385-6155^
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Lots for Sale
SEBRING - One acre and Large Workshop, 8 Mobile Home lots plus 1600 sq. ft. workshop w/4, up & over doors, office, concrete floor, Ideal for car enthusiast! $25,000. May finance. Call 813-625-4557
Waterfront Sale!
2.85 AC Estate-$133,300
(Orig $269,900) Perfect homesile on 30 ac lake overlooking
bald eagle habitat conservation area. City conveniences, country living. Owner will finance. Only 1 available! Call 866-352-2249
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Mobile Homes
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Mobile Homes For Rent
DP SINGLE wide. 2/1, Bamaily furnished. A/C, $400 mo., $400 deposit. Cal 863-635-4625.
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Rentals
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exes for Rent
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Furnished Apartments
SEBRING -1 BR 1BA on Lake Jackson, great sunsets from your porch, includes W/S/G $425 + security. No pets. No smoke. Please call 863-382-3647.
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Unfurnished Apartments
$500, AND $300 SECURITY MOVES YOU IN!
Duplex, 2 br/1ba, near Sebring High School/Fred Wild Elementary. Washer/dryer hookup, back porch. 1 year lease. 385-8209.
***Key Lake Villas***
Sebring- Orange Blossom Estates
2/1 townhouses on Lake. Clean, quiet, screened in porch, outside patio, W/D hookup. $585. 1st month & sec. (863) 465-2740
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 $585/month, includes water. 863-414-7021
AVON PARK - Apartment with balcony overlooking Lake Verona and City Park Laundry Facilities, $365/mo. 100 E. Main St. 863-453-8598
BEAUTIFUL APTS 2BR1BA, tile floors, air conditioned, screen back porch, beautiful landscaping, $695 mo. Pets OK, 3106 Medical Way (863) 446-1822
DINNER LAKE AREA, Sebring. 1 & 2 bedroom apartments. S495 - $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: 1 BR $446-$573 2BR $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
~~ MOVE-IN SPECIAL $499.00
LEMON TREE APTS. Single story 1 bedrooms w/private patio, re-frlg, stove, microwave, washer/dryer. WSG incl. Pets OK, quiet friendly Avon Park Com-munty Call 386-503-8953
PARK PLAZA APARTMENT HOMES IN AVON PARK ***GRAND OPENING*** BRAND NEW spacious 2BR 2BA Garden Apartments, Highly Upgraded, Free Laundry
Pet Friendly !!!Move-ln Specials!!! Call Now 305-335-2227 Immediate Occupancy
SEBRING - Efficiency apartment for rent. Located on Lake Josephine, Power, water and cable included. $750/mo. Please call Wes Fisher at 863-446-1718
lake placid 2/2 duplex, canal. Dock clean, quiet. $675 month. Call (954)336-5570 or (786)-315-3613
SEBRING - 2 Bedroom 2 bath CHNA, W/D car-port extremely clean, in-town location. No pets. $595 mo. Call 386-5277 evenings and weekends and 386-1955 weekdays.
. SEBRING - 2/1 duplex, screen porch, fenced yard, W/D hookup, Refrig & Range, ceiling
fans, Tile thru-out, incl. W/S/G & yard. $630 mo + $300 sec. Section 8 OK. No Pets. Please call 863-381-5559
SEBRING - 2BR 1 BA Uoe_fJjjpJejs w/denor" office room, very clean, just remodeled 2 years ago. Will be available June 15. $600/mo w/$500 security. Please call for appointment 954-410-8844
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Unfurnished Apartments
LAKE PLACID - 2BR, 1BA, available immediately! Newcarpet/tile and new paint. Includes laundry facility & waterlst & sec. NQ pets. 561-706-6743.
SEBRING Small 2BR, 1 BA; $395/mo. 1 BR, 1 BA; $275/mo. 1 BR, 1 BA $345/mo. Lawn maintenance included. Maintenance free. Kids & Pet OK. Nice safe, family neighborhood w/oaks& palms. 941-224-9756.
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Furnished Houses
SEBRING - An Active Retired Couple in the Golf Hammock section of Sebring offers an adjacent, newly furnished home RENT FREE to a retired couple for emergency help and other items such as shopping, doctor visits, etc. A late model automobile is also available. For details call 863-471-6357.
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Unfurnished Houses
FROSTPROOF - 3BR1 BA, Little Sunray,
$500 mo. + security deposit Please call 864-905-3587or 863-443-4147
LAKE JACKSON-UNIQUE DESIGN I 3BR, 2BA, 1800 sf under air, $895/mo, (or 6 BR, 4BA, 2 story home; 3600 sf, $1,750/mo. obo) New and fully loaded, on 1 acre of land on the lake w/private beach. Breathtaking views, bring your boat! Call 941-224-9756.
LAKE PLACID - 2BR1 BA, screen rm, carport, lakefront privileges, C/H/A, country setting on 3 lots, Lake Istokpoga privileges. Can also be rented furnished, 863-699-0045
SEBRING (1) Newly Remodeled 2BR, 2BA, 4221 Elson Ave, $700/mo + $600 sec. (2) 2BR, 1BA, 1CG, 3437 Sparta Circle, $650 mo/ + $600 sec. Call Steve, 863-385-3101.
SEBRING - 3BR1BA1CG with extra lot, 120x100 fenced, 1 block from hospital and Walmart, close to SFCC, $900 month, 863-458-0551
SEBRING - 3BR 2BA, 1748 Koy Drive, $850 per month, 1st, last + $300 security, no pets or smoking, 561-965-4458
SEBRING 3BR, 2BA.1CG. $900 month, 11st, last & security.
AVON PARK 3BR, 2BA. $650 month, + 1st, last & security. Call 863-385-2606, ask for Andres
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Merchandise
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Estate Sales
AVON PARK -16 W. SUNSHINE LANE, Off N. Lake Ave., Fri, Sat, June 5 & 6,8am-4pm
.....Rain or Shine.....
Furniture, kitchen items, clothes, tools, misc.
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Furniture
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 Salel
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
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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 estimated value of the instrument. Thanks!!!!!
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Miscellaneous
ATTENTION FLEA MARKET VENDORS! For Sale: Approximately 250 pes new ladies clothing, sport jackets, dresses, vests, designer jeans, short jeans skirts. Call for pricing 863-446-4219
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Bargain Buys
2 RECLINER CHAIRS - $20 each. 863-214-1965
22 LONG RIFLE - $75; 16 gauge pump shotgun, $100, 863-465-0747_
BATHROOM VANITY w/slnk, $60, 863-273-3731_
BOARS HEAD, huge, mounted on 22"x22" wood board, neck to snout 26", ear to ear 13". can e-mail pics. $200 obo 863-465-0726
BUDWEISER snack dispenser, very old, lg. glass globe w/eagle & A, handcarved dark wood base, can e-mail pics. $55,465-0726
CAR RAMPS for in-driveway work, 8 ft. long, $69, 863-214-1965_
CHINA CABINET - Antique, $400, please call 863-465-6434
CHINA CABINET - new, $200, email gargusra@yahoo.com for pictures 863-201-3381_'_
COFFEE TABLE, dark wood, tile top 52x22", $25, 863-873-3801
COMPUTER, DELL, windows XP, 5 yrs. old, graphic software, flat panel 17" screen, cabinet w/doors, $350,863-215-5426
CORVETTE 68-82 Front Bake Rotors, NEW in box, $75 for the set, 863-699-6325._
COUCH - Good condition, $20; occasional chair $20; blonde wig, $10, paid $100, white chest $20,863-385-2334 . , �
CROSS STITCH fabric, threads, magnifying stand, patterns, kits, stretchers, floor stands, $500 or sell individually, 863-465-0747
DELTA FAUCET, chrome, like new, $55,863-273-3731_
DIRT DEVIL upright vac, bagless w/powered hand tool, like new, very nice, $25,863-402-2285_
ELECTRIC DRYER, good condition, white Maytag, $45, call 863-414-3751
7310
Bargain Buys
GENERATOR - COLEMAN 5250 with storm kit, NEVER USED. $450. Please call 863-655-1063.
HOOVER FL00RMATE hard floor cleaner, tile/wood, excellent condition, $55,863-402-8284_
KENMORE Bagless/Beltless upright vac with powered hand tool, like new, very nice, $30, 863-402-2285_
KENMORE W/D, almost new. $150 each. _Call 863-382-2239_
LADDER - 24' fiberglass, heavy duty, $115, call 863-873-3801__
LOUVER DOORS mahogany stain, 3 panels, 78"x108", 54"W, $25 each. Please call 863-465-6936._
MEDLINE ADULT WALKER, $70 _863:471-2256_
MIRROR - Wood trim, 27 x 41 tall, antique type, $40,863-873-3801 _
MOTORCYCLE ACCESSORIES, $75,863-214-1965__
ON CAR cargo carrier for trips, closed top, $99,863-214-1965_
PET CARRIER by Pet Mate. For sm.-med. pet. 22"L x 15"W, 12" deep, like new, used once, $25,863-465-0726 _
RECLINER, 5 months old, light green leather, $475, 863-273-3731_
RIDING LAWN MOWER 33" Snapper, good condition. _$250.863-446-2198_
SERTA TWIN ADJUSTIBLE BED with base, Remote Control & clean, $400 - Lifts you almost out of bed! Call 863-385-5946
STERLING SILVER bracelet and necklace, $60 each, 863-214-1965_
STROLLER Double, $35; Stroller, Single, $35. Both Good Condition. 863-465-6936_�
TV PANASONIC - 20" w/remote, beautiful _color, $50,863-273-3731
VACUUM - Bissell 12 amp, new, $35,863-873-3801_
WALLB0ARD, 1/2 inch x 2 ft x 8, moisture barrier, $3, call 863-273-3731_
WHITE FULL length wedding gown, sz. 4, worn once, bought new, great cond., triangle neckline w/pearls, $250 firm, 863-441-2233
WORKTABLE - Heavy Duty, 60" long, 30" tall, $30,863-873-3801 _
YAMAHA PORTABLE Electric Kevbord PSR-22 withstand, $190 863-471-2256
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Garage & Yard Sales
AVON PARK -1880 N. Homeric Rd� 6/4,6/5, 6/6, Thurs, Fri, Sat., DEALER SELLING ALL! Taxidermy/Bobcat, Rattlesnake, Animal Skins. Antiques & Collectables, Sugar Buckets, Ship Wheel, Railroad Lanterns, Display Cases, Old Tools, Fishing Lures, Furniture, Pictures, etc.
36" RCA TV, Household Items, Clothes, _Priced to Sell_
AVON PARK - 2255 N. JASMINE. AVE., June 4, 5 & 7, Thurs, Fri, Sun, MOVING SALE! 8am-6pm, tools, table saw, garden stuff, furniture, keyboard, china, almost everything must go! Great prices, vou don't want to miss this one!
AVON PARK - 5 Lawhon St., Fri-Sat, June 5-6, 8am-3pm, music & misc. items, large variety,. instruments, lots of great stuff.
AVON PARK - 600 N. US 27, Outreach Prison Mission, across from the Chevrolet dealer. Open 8:30 am - 6:30 pm, Monday through Saturday. Everything is 99 cents! (Except Boutique area) GREAT STUFF!
AVON PARK-223 MARGARETE. DR., Sat, June 6, 7am-2pm, turn, Halloween S> Christmas items, clothes, 3-Family Sale! household, Too Much To List!
SEBRING -126 S. Orange Street, Fri, Sat, Sun, June 5,6, & 7 at the comer of Orange & Center, 7am-5pm, clothes, hhold, tools, boat, B8Q, too much to list! TONS of miscellaneous!
SEBRING - 2619 Lake Josephine Drive, Fri, Sat, Sun, June 5,6 & 7,9am-2pm, almost like an estate sale, turn, jewerly, household, house full of everything! No Early Birds Please!
SEBRING - 3926 Villa Bella Dr., Sun 'n Lakes, Sat. June 6, 7am-2pm, household, old books, movies, odds & ends, sewing machine, too much to list!
7500 Uvesh>ck & ^pp'**
ALFALFA HAY Nice 80 pound bales
$12 each Okeechobee, 863-697-3679
7520
Pets & Supplies
FREE TO A GOOD HOME 3 ADULT CATS AND 4 KITTENS, 863-214-8888
LOVING HOME NEEDED for female kitten. 8 weeks old.
FREE Spaying offered. Call for details, 863-655-2179
MALTESE AKC male puppy. 1st shots & health certificate. Beautiful silky, non-shed coat. $650 Cash. 863-382-7448 or 863-214-4313.
NOTICE
Florida stature 585.195 states that all dogs and cats sold in Florida must be at least eight weeks old, have an official health certificate and proper shots and be free of intestinal and external parasites.
7560
Medical Supplies & Equipment
SCOOTER electric, Golden Companion. Cost new $2400; is like new, asking $1,200. 863-471-1234
8000
Recreation
8050
Boats & Motors
Central Florida Marine Welding T-Tops, Poling Platform, Leaning Post, Mini-Towers. Custom Marine Welding & Repairs. 863-443-0028. Sebring, Florida.
9000
Transportation
9450
Automotive for Sale
1998 OLDS 88,4-door, Pleasingly Dark Green, 120,000 miles, a good, clean car. Good tires. 2589 Ithica Rd� Avon Park. Call between 8 am and 11 am or 4pm and 10 pm, Please call before coming, 453-7171, $2,200 OBO ,


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Homestead AFE 86 71 t 85 73 t 86 73 pc
Jacksonville' 86 68 t 86 68 t 86 69 pc
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Orlando 87 70 t 87 71 t 89 70 pc s
Pensacola 83 69 pc 87 69 s 88 71
Sarasota 66 71 t 85 71 f" 85 71 pc
Tallahassee 82 67 t . 89 6S t- 91 67 PC
Tampa 86 73 t 86 74 t 89 73 pc
W. Palm Bch 87 73 t 86 73 t 87 73 pc
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Atlanta
Baltimore
Birmingham
Boston
Charlotte
Cheyenne
Chicago
Cleveland
Columbus
Dallas
Denver
Detroit
Harrisburg
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78 64 t
66 56 r
79 57 pc
62 52 r 76 64 t 72 48 t
75 50 pc 70 49 s
76 55 s
90 73 s 78 53 pc 75 55 s
63 54 r
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78 55 s
95 74 pc
78 50 t
75 49 pc
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82 63 pc
91 69 S
72 55 s
86 66 pc
62 40 pc
78 60 t
77 61 pc
84 65 pc
94 72 pc
72 45 PC
75 58 pc
80 61 pc
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Honolulu Houston
Indianapolis Jacksonville Kansas City Lexington Little Rock Los Angeles Louisville Memphis Miami
Nashville New Orleans
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National summary: Low pressure moving up the East Coast will bring rain to areas from northern Virginia into southern New England today. Farther south, there will be drenching showers and thunderstorms from the Cardlinas into Florida. Another area of low pressure will bring showers to northern Wisconsin and northern Michigan while thunderstorms develop from southern Iowa westward into Nebraska. These storms could be strong to severe during the afternoon across Nebraska. There will be late-afternoon thunderstorms across western Texas.
Sun and moon
Today Sunrise .... 6:33 am
Sunset......8:16 p.rn.
Moonrlse ..6:44 p.m.
__Moonset -. 4:40 a.m.
Saturday Sunrise .... 6:33 am.
Sunset......8:16 p.m.
Modnrise ..7:40 p.m.
Moonset.... 5:23 am.
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Temperature
(Readings at Archbold Biological Station in Late Placid)
High Tuesday ..........................90
Low Tuesday............................64
High Wednesday ........ ..........89
Low Wednesday.............�.........65
High Thursday ........................91
Low Thursday.........................68
Precipitation
Tuesday.............................,0.75"
Wednesday........................0.10"
Thursday............................0.27"
Month to date.......... .......1.12"
Year to date........................9.71"
Barometer
Tuesday...............................30.01
Wednesday........................29.99
Thursday ............................29.90
Tides (Readings at St Petersburg)
High..............................2:59 am.
Low ..............................5:42 am.
High............................12:19 p.m.
Low..............................8:25 p.m.
(Readings at Palm Beach)
High..............................7:32 am.
Low..............................1:18 am.
High..............................8:17 p.m.
Low ..............................1:33 p.m.
Lake Levels
Lake Jackson .................;.. 78.36'
Lake Okeechobee..............11.31'
Normal ..............................14.51'
Tomorrow
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78 60 pc
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88 67 pc 72 58 pc 82 62 pc
86 67 pc
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88 69 pc
85 66 pc
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New York City 65 65 r
Norfolk 76 67 t
Oklahoma City 88 69 pc
66 56 r
97 73 pc
70 49 r
62 50 pc 76 65 t 70 49 pc 78 63 s
63 54 t 75 54 pc 86 73 t
Washington, DC68 60 r
Phoenix Pittsburgh Portland Raleigh Rochester St. Louis San Francisco Seattle Tampa
Tomorrow Hi Lo W
75 82 pc 78 66 t 93 71 pc 77 62 pc 93 69 pc
76 54 6 69 50 pc
83 66 t 69 45 pc
84 67 DC 63 55 pc 71 52 pc 86 74 t 80 63 s
Sunday HI Low
76 62 s
79 69 pc 92 67 pc
80 65 pc 91 72 s 80:82 pc 71 47 S
88 68 pc 67 51 pc 90 72 pc 64 53 s 71 52 pc
89 73 pc
81 67 pc
World cities
CKy Acapuico Beriin Today Hi Low 93 79 s 61 43 pc City London Montreal Today Hi Low 63 46 sh 75 55 s
Calgary Dublin 50 35 r 59 43 pc Nice Ottawa 71 60 c 74 52 s I
Edmonton Freeport Geneva Hong Kong 55 35 e 84 79 t 68 56 sh 90 81 s Quebec Rio de Janeiro Sydney Toronto 72 48 s 81 66 s 67 48 Sh. 67 51 S
Jerusalem Kiev 81 56 s 67 47 sh Vancouver Winnipeg 74 59 pc 52 36 pc
Weather (W): s-sunny, pc-partty cloudy, c-ctoudy, sh-showers, t-thunderstorms, r-rain, sf-snow flurries, sn-snow, i-iee.
JUDGE CLIFTON M. KELLY
CHAMPI
W FOR CHILDREN AWARD
The purpose of this award is to recognize outstanding service by an individual who has improved the quality of life for children and youth in Highlands County.
Criteria for Champion for Children Award
� Resides in Highlands County.
� Demonstrateds a deep, caring desire to help children.
� Has taken action to address a problem facing children and youth.
� Has provided five (5) years of service directly affecting the well-being of children.
� Past nominess for this award may be renominated.
� Current members of Chilrert's Services Council and Foundation are not eligible.
Nomination Form -pleaseprint
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Phone #__I_\_
1. Where does nominee work or volunteer (past or present)? _ .. ....... �� �
2. What kind of service to children does the nominee provide?
3. Why do you think the nominee deserves the award?
Sponsor Name. Street Address.
Phone #
City/State/Zip
Sponsor's signature verifying accuracy of data
Please answer each question as completely as possible and submit the form to:
Children's Services Foundation, P.O. box 7125, Sebring, FL 33872-0103 by July 7,2009
You may include additional material to support your nominee. j> All nominees will be screened by a selection committee. r
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Section
Sports
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Living
News-Sun
Coming home again
Friday, June 5, 2009
By DAN HOEHNE
daniel.hoehne@newssun.com
You can take the person out of Highlands County, but he can always come back home again.
The college years can be about broadening ones horizons, which is what '08 Sebring graduate Tony Vazquez sought to do when he decided to play baseball at Polk Community College last season.
"I was real excited to play for their coach," Vazquez said of Polk skipper Joe Arnold. "He had coached in the Yankees system, the Florida Gators and won two national championships at Florida Southern. And instead of staying home, I wanted to get out a little and experience new things."
He did have a cultural experience as the Vikings had a chance to play the Chinese National Team in an exhibition prior to the World Baseball Classic.
"That was great, playing them and then seeing them on TV in the WBC," Vazquez said. "I don't remember the score, but we won and I went l-for-4 with a double off the wall. They had a side-arm pitcher who was throwing 'Gyro' balls and it was just crazy."
Another one of the new things he experienced was the extra effort the college season takes.
For as regimented and hard working as the Sebring baseball program might be, the college schedule is in constant motion.
"That was the biggest adjustment, playing just about every day," Vazquez said. "Talent-wise, I definitely felt I belonged. But it got tough at times to get up for every game."
Tough as it may have been at times, and though he didn't hit the ground running, Vazquez turned in a strong debut season:
"I didn't play like the first eight games, but when we got into, conference play, I earned the designated hitter position," he said. "I ended up hitting around .320 with 12 doubles, but no home runs."
But then, after the season, some daunting news would
'That was the
biggest adjustment, playing just about every day.'
TONY VAZQUEZ
alter his plans as the Vikings did some major recruiting to bounce back from a disappointing season that saw them go 21-24 overall and 9-16 in the Suncoast Conference standings.
"I want to play a position," the former first baseman said. "And Polk had recruited a first baseman who had played at (Division I) Georgia Southern and had hit like 18 home runs."
That didn't bode well for Vazquez having a strong chance to compete for the position and so he set his sights closer to home.
"I had talks with coach (Rick) Hitt and he had some real good things to say," he said. "So I decided to come back and play at South Florida (Community College) next year. I'm real excited."
And with the learning experience he had Vazquez is putting in the work to ready himself for what he now knows is a grinding season.
He is devoting the summer to going through the grueling P90X workout routine and is already seeing positive results.
"I've already dropped 12 pounds and I'm a month into it,"* he said. "The first few times I could barely do three push-ups per set in one of the routines. Now I'm ripping them out."
But even with the determined effort and hard work, as he readies to help the Panthers and rejoin former Sebring teammates Adam Simmons and Cody Higgins, Vazquez is aware of and welcomes one of the major benefits to coming back home after a year away.
"I won't have to worry about what I'm going to make for dinner every nighr," he said. "It'll be nice to just have dinner there for me."
Courtesy photo
A great experience in his year at Polk Community College was whenVazquez got a chance to play against the Chinese National Team that took part in the World Baseball Classic, going l-for-4 with a double.
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News-Sun file photo by DAN HOEHNE Former Blue Streak and FACA All-star, Tony Vazquez is returning to Highlands County to play for SFCC next season.
Unintended effects
Any of you who subscribe to, or buy weekly, or who got a look at this week's Sports Illustrated have the same initial reaction I did upon seeing 16-year old Bryce Harper touted as "Baseball's Chosen One" - I wonder if the kid's been juicing?
I mean, reading about him hitting 570-foot home runs, even with an aluminum bat, gives one pause toward anyone, not to mention a kid just three years into his teens.
I didn't want to jump to that assumption, after all, Harper has apparently been somewhat a baseball savant his whole young life, routinely competing against and vastly outplaying older kids since he was a wee-little toddler.
A generation ago, we might have all just said, "Wow, it'll be exciting to see how good this kid could be," much like we thought about the early touting of Ken Griffey Jr.
But that's how times have changed.
Now we hear about someone, even a determined teenager, maybe because he's such a determined teenager, and almost instinctively cast doubt.
On the other side of the spectrum, we see, hear, read about the rapid decline of Boston slugger David Ortiz, and our minds immediately jump to, "Oh, he must be off the juice."
But like I thought about the other day, and as Bill Simmons pointed out in a recent column on ESPN.com (I was too slow in putting pen to paper on my thoughts), it is more likely an age thing.
As it is now known that performance enhancing drugs can seemingly be bought over the counter of any corner drug store in Ortiz' native Dominican Republic, it has been known for quite some time that players from Latin countries will often shave a few years off their age in order to seem more viable to major league scouts.
Listed as 33, there have been doubts about Ortiz' actual age.
So much so that the Red Sox weren't initially sure, about trading for him.
He's put up some phenomenal numbers and helped Boston to two
And Another Thing...
Dan Hoehne
World Series wins, but this season he has fallen off the figurative cliff.
Batting just .187 with one home run and 51 strikeouts in 48 games -compared to 103 K's in 149 games just two years ago.
Simmons', a devout Red Sox fan, points out that Ortiz build doesn't look to be any different, as some players who allegedly got off the enhancers seem to shrink as fast as they had grown when they allegedly got on them.
He thinks, rather, that Ortiz is probably a couple years older than actually listed and that his skills are probably diminishing.
It's long been well known in baseball that in the mid-to-late 30s that is what usually happens.
The eyes aren't as sharp, the reflexes not quite as quick, the swing slows down just a bit.
And in such an exacting effort as hitting a baseball, the slightest drop in any of those areas can mark a rapid end to a career.
We've been lead to believe in recent years that some players can suddenly become better in their late 30s, defying all previously held conventional wisdom.
Instinct might once have had us rooting for Bryce Harper, eager to see how he would progress and potentially wow us with his rare ability.
Wisdom would once have told us to look upon David Ortiz and think that while he was a great player, he was getting up there in years and his glory days were likely at an end.
Wisdom and instincts that the steroid era has, if not blinded us to, pulled us away from.
Dan Hoehne is the Sports Editor of the News-Sun. He can be reached at daniel.hoehne@newssun.com.
Secrecy 101: College athletic departments use vague law to keep public records from being seen
Part I of a two-part investigative feature done by The Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch
BY JILL RIEPENHOFF AND TODD JONES
THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH
Across the country, many major-college athletic departments keep their NCAA troubles secret behind a thick veil of black ink or Wite-Out.
Alabama.Cincinnati. Florida. Florida State. Ohio State. Oklahoma. Oregon State. Utah.
They all censor information in the name of student privacy, invoking a 35-year-old federal law whose author says it has been twisted and misused by the universities.
Former U.S. Sen. James L. Buckley said it's time for Congress to rein in the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, which he crafted to keep academic records from public view.
A six-month Dispatch investigation found that FERPA, as it's commonly called, is a law with many
conflicting interpretations.
And that makes it virtually impossible to decipher what is going on inside a $5 billion college-sports world that is funded by fans, donors, alumni, television networks and, at most schools, taxpayers.
The law is interpreted differently even within the same state.
Kent State and Miami University are much more open than Ohio State University, for example. And it's not just in Ohio.
"Some clarity would be helpful to us," said OSU President E. Gordon Gee.
The Dispatch learned of the wildly different legal interpretations by sending public-records requests for athletics-related documents to all 119 colleges in the Football Bowl Subdivision (formerly Division I-A).
The goal was to gauge
their openness and use of the FERPA law.
The requests sought airplane flight manifests for football-team travel to road games; lists of people designated to receive athletes' complimentary admission to football games; football players' summer-employment documents; and reports of NCAA violations.
The records could help shed light on the inner workings of college-sports programs, including identifying the people who have access to athletes - some of whom are boosters and agents who, if acting improperly, can bring shame and fines to an entire athletic department.
In some cases, documents were unobtainable because of substantial fees charged by schools.
For example, Maryland wanted $35,330 to produce the same documents that
'Institutions are putting their own meaning into the law.9
JAMES L. BUCKLEY
Former U.S. Senator
more than half the schools provided free.
Of the 69 schools that provided information: More than 80 percent released unedited information from ticket lists; About half did not censor flight manifests; Twenty percent gave full information about summer jobs held by football players; Ten percent provided unedited NCAA violations.
The results stunned Buckley, a retired federal judge from Connecticut who, as a U.S. senator, crafted the law to shield students' report
cards and transcripts.
He can't understand why any information about athletes would be withheld.
"Those examples provide zero harm to the kids," he said.
No one disputes that grades are and should be private.
But today, privacy is extended to athletes who have gambled, accepted payoffs, cheated, cashed in on their notoriety, and even sexually abused others.
It is extended to coaches who have broken recruiting rules or committed academic fraud at a time when the average salary for a head football coach is more than $1 million a year.
It is extended to rogue boosters.
It even has been extended to an ESPN broadcaster named in school records.
"That's not what we
intended," Buckley, 86, recently told The Dispatch in a rare interview. "The law needs to be revamped. Institutions are putting their own meaning into the law."
Nebraska, Nevada and West Virginia, for example, refused to release any documents on NCAA violations in the name of student privacy.
Utah State and Texas A&M, however, didn't withhold or censor any information.
Florida blacked out nearly every word of NCAA violations involving its football ajid basketball teams, but it didn't censor as heavily such details about other sports.
FERPA is the reason the University of Cincinnati said it blacked out every word of an NCAA infraction involving members of its men's basketball team between
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The Scoreboard
NBA Playoffs
NBA FINALS
(Best-oI-7) Orlando vs. L.A. Lakers
Thursday, June 4: Orlando at L.A. Lakers, late
Sunday, June 7: Orlando at L.A. Lakers, 8 p.m.
Tuesday, June 9: L.A. Lakers at Orlando, 9 p.m.
Thursday, June 11: L.A. Lakers at Orlando, 9 p.m.
Sunday, June 14: L.A. Lakers at Orlando 8 p.m., if necssary Tuesday, June 16: Orlando at L.A. Lakers, 9 p.m., if necessary Thursday, June 18: Orlando at LA Lakers, 9 p.m., if necessary
NHL Playoffs
STANLEY CUP FINALS
Detroit vs. Pittsburgh
Saturday, May 30: Detroit 3, Pittsburgh 1
Sunday, May 31: Detroit 3, Pittsburgh 1 Tuesday, June 2: Pittsburgh 4, Detroit 2, Detroit leads series 2-1 Thursday, June 4: Detroit at Pittsburgh, late '
Saturday, June 6: Pittsburgh at Detroit, 8 p.m.
Tuesday, June 9: Detroit at Pittsburgh, 8 p.m., if necessary Friday, June 12: Pittsburgh at Detroit, 8 p.m., if necessary
Major League Baseball
AMERICAN LEAGUE
East Division
W L Pet GB
Boston 31 22 .585 �
New York 31 22 .585 �
Toronto 30 25 .545 2
Tampa Bay 27 28 .491 5
Baltimore 24 30 .444 TA
Central Division
W L Pet GB
Detroit 28 23 .549 �
Minnesota 26 28 .481 3'A
Chicago 25 27 .481 3V*
Kansas City 23 29 .442 5'A
Cleveland 23 32 .418 7
West Division
W L Pet GB
Texas 31 21 .596 �
Los Angeles 26 25 .510 AA
Seattle 26 28.481 6
Oakland 21 30 .412 9%
Wednesday's Games
Boston 10, Detroit 5 Texas 4, N.Y. Yankees 2 L.A. Angels 8, Toronto 1 Tampa Bay 9, Kansas City 0 Cleveland 10, Minnesota 1 Oakland 5, Chicago White Sox 3 Seattle 3, Baltimore 2
Thursday's Games L.A. Angels at Toronto, late Boston at Detroit, late Texas at N.Y. Yankees, late Cleveland at Minnesota, late Oakland at Chicago White Sox, late Kansas City at Tampa Bay, late
Friday's {lames LA Angels at Detroit, 7:05 p.m. Tampa Bay at N.Y. Yankees, 7:05 p.m. Kansas City at Toronto, 7:07 p.m. Texas at Boston, 7:10 p.m. Cleveland at Chicago White Sox, 8:11 p.m.
Baltimore at Oakland, 10:05 p.m. Minnesota at Seattle, 10:10 p.m.
LEAGUE LEADERS BATTING�Bartlett, Tampa Bay, .373; ISuzuki, Seattle, .353; VMartinez, Cleveland, .352; MiCabrera, Detroit, .351; AdJones, Baltimore, .345; Morneau, Minnesota, .338; MYoung, Texas, .332.
RUNS�BRoberts, Baltimore, 43; Scutaro, Toronto, 43; Crawford, Tampa Bay, 42; AdJones, Baltimore, 42; Pedroia, Boston, 42; Damon, New York, 41; Bay, Boston, 40; Morneau, Minnesota, 40.
RBI�Longoria, Tampa Bay, 55; Bay, Boston, 51; Morneau, Minnesota, 47; Teixeira, New York, 44; TorHunter, Los Angeles, 42; CPena, Tampa Bay, 42; NCruz, Texas, 40; Kinsler, Texas, 40; Markakis, Baltimore, 40; VMartinez, Cleveland, 40.
HITS�AHill, Toronto, 77; VMartinez, Cleveland, 74; ISuzuki, Seattle, 72; Crawford, Tampa Bay, 71; Ellsbury, Boston, 69; Morneau, Minnesota, 69; Jeter, New York, 68. DOUBLES�Longoria, Tampa Bay, 20; MYoung, Texas, 19; Byrd, Texas, 18; Lind, Toronto, 18; Callaspo, Kansas City, 17; Lowell, Boston, 17; 6 tied at 16.
TRIPLES�Crisp, Kansas City, 5; Andrus, Texas, 4; DeJesus, Kansas City, 4; Bloomquist, Kansas City, 3; JBuck, Kansas City, 3; Crawford, Tampa Bay, 3; Cuddyer, Minnesota, 3. HOME RUNS�CPena, Tampa Bay, 17; Bay, Boston, 16; Teixeira, New York, 16; NCruz, Texas, 15; Dye, Chicago, 14; Morneau, Minnesota, 14; Granderson, Detroit, 13; Kinsler, Texas, 13; Longoria, Tampa Bay, 13. STOLEN BASES�Crawford, Tampa Bay, 33; Ellsbury, Boston, 22; Figgins, Los Angeles, 20; BUpton, Tampa Bay, 17; Abreu, Los Angeles, 15; Bartlett, Tampa Bay, 14; Span, Minnesota, 12. PITCHING (5 Decisions)�Feldman, Texas, 5-0,1.000; Palmer, Los Angeles,
5- 0,1.000; Halladay, Toronto, 9-1, .900; Greinke, Kansas City, 8-1, .889; Slowey, Minnesota, 8-1, .889; Buehrle, Chicago,
6- 1, .857; Penny, Boston, 5-1, .833. STRIKEOUTS�Verlander, Detroit, 90; Greinke, Kansas City, 88; Halladay, Toronto, 82; Lester, Boston, 74; FHernandez, Seattle, 72; Beckett, Boston, 68; Garza, Tampa Bay, 66. SAVES�Fuentes, Los Angeles, 13; Papelbon, Boston, 13; Jenks, Chicago, 12; FFrancisco, Texas, 12; MaRivera, New York, 11; Sherrill, Baltimore, 11; Nathan, Minnesota, 10; Rodney, Detroit, 10.
NATIONAL LEAGUE
East Division
W L Pet GB
Philadelphia 31 20 .608 �
New York 28 23 .549 3
Atlanta 26 26 .500 5A
Florida 25 29 .463 TA
Washington 14 36 .28016)4
Central Division
W L Pet GB
Milwaukee 31 22 .585 �
St. Louis 30 23 .566 1
Cincinnati 28 24 .538 2%
Chicago 26 25 .510 4
Pittsburgh 24 28 .462 6'A
Live Sports On TV
Auto Racing Friday
6 p.m. NASCAR - Fedrted Auto Prts 300, Pre. espn2
Saturday
3 p.m. NASCAR - Fedrted Auto Prts 300, Qual espn2 7:30 p.m. NASCAR - Federated Auto Parts 300.. espn2 10:30 p.m. NHRA - Route 66 Nationals, Qual____espn2
Boxing Friday
Danny Perez vs. Carlos Quintana.....espn2
8:30 pja
COT.T.KGF. BASF.BAU.
Friday
12 p.m. NCAA Super Regional...............espn
2 p.m. NCAA Super Regional.............. espn2
7 p.m. NCAA Super Regional............... espn
10:30 p.m. NCAA Super Regional..............espn2
Saturday
12 p.m. NCAA Super Regional.............. espn2
5 p.m. NCAA Super Regional...............espn
Golf Friday
10 a.m. EuroPGA - Celtic Manor Wales Open... golf
12 p.m. LPGA - State Farm Classic..........espn2
1 p.m. PGA - Prince George's County Open ... golf
3 p.m. PGA - Memorial Tournament.........golf
6:30 p.m. PGA - Triton Financial Classic........golf
Saturday
9 a,m. EuroPGA - Celtic Manor Wales Open... golf
12:30 p.m. PGA - Memorial Tournament.........golf
2:30 p.m. PGA - Prince George's County Open ... golf
3 p.m. PGA - Memorial Tournament..........cbs
3 p.m. LPGA - State Farm Classic____..;.....nbc
5 p.m. LPGA - State Farm Classic____'......espn2
6:30 p.m. PGA - Triton Financial Classic........golf
Major League Baseball Friday
7 p.m. Tampa Bay at N.Y. Yankees.............sun
Saturday
4 p.m. Regional - Cleveland at Chicago, Minnesota at
Seattle or Philadelphia at L.A. Dodgers .. fox 7 p.m. Chicago Cubs at Cincinnati........... wgn
8 p.m.
NHL Playoffs Saturday
Pittsburgh at Detroit.......
nbc
Houston 23 28 .451 7
West Division
W L Pet GB
Los Angeles 37 18 .673 �
San Francisco 25 25 .500 9)4
San Diego 25 28 .472 11
Arizona 23 31 .426 1354
Colorado 20 32 .385 15/4
Soccer Saturday
8 pjn. World Cup Qualifier - U.S. vs. Hnduras. espn Times, games, channels all subject to change
Kemp, Los Angeles, 12; Taveras, Cincinnati-, 12; DWright, New York, 12; Burriss, San Francisco, 11; Fowler, Colorado, 11; Morgan, Pittsburgh, 11; Pierre, Los Angeles, 11; JosReyes, New York, 11; Reynolds, Arizona, 11. PITCHING (5 Decisions)�Broxton, Los Angeles, 5-0,1.000; Cain, San Francisco, 6-1, .857; Martis, Washington, 5-1, .833; Pelfrey, New York, 4-1, .800; Lincecum, San Francisco, 4-1, .800; LiHernandez, New York, 4-1, .800; JoJohnson, Florida, 4-1, .800.
STRIKEOUTS�Lincecum, San ' Francisco, 91; JSantana, New York, 89; JVazquez, Atlanta, 86; EJtllingsley, Los Angeles, 85; Peavy, San Diego, 84; Maren, Arizona, 78; Gallardo, Milwaukee, 65. SAVES�Bell, San Diego, 15; FrRodriguez, New York, 14; Cordero, Cincinnati, 14; Hoffman, Milwaukee, T4;v Lidge, Philadelphia, 13; Franklin, St. Louis, 13; Broxton, Los Angeles, 13.
Major League Soccer
Wednesday's Gaines
N.Y. Mets at Pittsburgh, ppd., rain San Francisco at Washington, ppd., rain Chicago Cubs 3, Atlanta 2,11 innings Milwaukee 9, Florida 6 Houston 6, Colorado 4 Cincinnati 9, St. Louis 3 Philadelphia 5, San Diego 1 L.A. Dodgers 1, Arizona 0
Thursday's Games N.Y. Mets at Pittsburgh, late San Francisco at Washington, late Chicago Cubs at Atlanta, late Milwaukee at Florida, late Colorado at Houston, late Cincinnati at St. Louis, late Philadelphia at L.A. Dodgers, late
Friday's Games N.Y. Mets at Washington, 7:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs at Cincinnati, 7:10 p.m. San Francisco at Florida, 7:10 p.m. Milwaukee at Atlanta, 7:35 p.m. Pittsburgh at Houston, 8:05 p.m. Colorado at St. Louis, 8:15 p.m. Arizona at San Diego, 10:05 p.m. Philadelphia at L.A. Dodgers, 10:10 p.m.
LEAGUE LEADERS BATTING�Tejada, Houston, .358; Hawpe, Colorado, .353; Beltran, New York, .352; Pence, Houston, .346; HaRamirez, Florida, .344; Pujols, St. Louis, .343; Ibanez, Philadelphia, .337. RUNS�Ibanez, Philadelphia, 44; Pujols, St. Louis, 42; Zimmerman, Washington, 40; AdGonzalez, San Diego, 39; Hudson, Los Angeles, 39; Utley, Philadelphia, 38; Victorino, Philadelphia, 38.
RBI�Ibanez, Philadelphia, 52; Fielder, Milwaukee, 49; Howard, Philadelphia, 45; Pujols, St. Louis, 45; AdGonzalez, San Diego, 43; Dunn, Washington, 42; Cantu, Florida, 41; Loney, Los Angeles, 41.
HITS�Tejada, Houston, 76; Hudson, Los Angeles, 71; Ibanez, Philadelphia, 68; Zimmerman, Washington, 68; FSanchez, Pittsburgh, 67; HaRamirez, Florida, 66; Pence, Houston, 65; Victorino, Philadelphia, 65. DOUBLES�Tejada, Houston, 20; FSanchez, Pittsburgh, 19; Hudson, Los Angeles, 17; AdLaRoche, Pittsburgh, 17; HaRamirez, Florida, 17; Kotchman, Atlanta, 16; Rowand, San Francisco, 16. TRIPLES�Victorino, Philadelphia, 5; Kemp, Los Angeles, 4; Morgan, Pittsburgh, 4; JUpton, Arizona, 4; 8 tied at 3.
HOME RUNS�AdGonzalez, San Diego, 22; Ibanez, Philadelphia, 19; Dunn, Washington, 16; Howard, Philadelphia, 16; Pujols, St. Louis, 16; Bruce, Cincinnati, 14; Reynolds, Arizona, 13; ASoriano, Chicago, 13. STOLEN BASES�Bourn, Houston, 18;
EASTERN CONFERENCE
W L T Pts GF GA
Chicago 5 1 6 21 20 16
Kansas City 4 4 4 16 16 14
D.C. 3 2 7 16 18 17
Toronto FC 4 4 4 16 16 19
Columbus 2 2 7 13 15 17
New England 3 3 4 13 10 17
New York 2 7 3 9 12 16
WESTERN CONFERENCE
W L T Pts GF GA
Chivas USA 7 2 3 24 17 9
Houston 5 2 3 18 14 7
Seattle 4 2 5 17 15 9
Colorado 4 2 4 16 16 13
Los Angeles 1 1 9 12 13 13
Real Salt Lake 3 6 2 11 15 15
FC Dallas 2 6 3 9 12 17
San Jose 2 7 2 8 12 22
NOTE: Three points for victory, one point for tie.
Thursday's Game
New York at D.C. United, late Friday's Game Houston at Chicago, 9 p.m.
Saturday's Games Los Angeles at Toronto FC, 3:30 p.m. Columbus at Kansas City, 8:30 p.m. Colorado at Real Salt Lake, 10 p.m. Seattle FC at Chivas USA, 10:30 p.m.
Sunday's Games San Jose at FC Dallas, 3 p.m. Chivas USA at New England, 6 p.m.
Wednesday, June 10 Chivas USA at Houston, 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, June 13 Chicago at D.C. United, 7:30 p.m. New York at Toronto FC, 8 p.m. Houston at FC Dallas, 8:30 p.m. New England at Kansas City, 8:30 p.m. Real Salt Lake at Los Angeles, 10:30-p.m.
San Jose at Seattle, 10:30 p.m. Sunday, June 14
Chivas USA at Columbus, 3 p.m
Sports Snapshots
Dragon Basketball Camp
LAKE PLACID - Varsity head coach David Veley will be leading the Green Dragon Basketball Camp June 25-27 for boys and girls aged lst-8th grades.
The first two days, Thursday and Friday, the camp will get underway at 8:30 a.m. in the Lake Placid High School gymnasium when players will spend tie going through drills focused on building sound fundamentals both offensively and defensively, until 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, action starts at 9 a.m. with the players divided up into age groups and teams where they can show off their skills in full court games in a tournament format - parents are welcome to come watch the games.
Cost of the camp is $40, which includes a camp T-shirt. Campers can bring lunch or purchase lunch items at camp concessions each day at reasonable cost.
To register, or for more information, call coach Veley at 381-4202, or email veley 131 @comcast.net.
Basketball Fundraiser
AVON PARK - The Red Devil basketball program will be holding a fundraiser game, pitting the varsity squad against Avon Park alumni Saturday, July 4 in the high school gymnasium.
The event starts at 4 p.m. and includes live DJ, food and great basketball action.
For more information and tickets, contact Padrika Sheppard at 873-6315, Carla Miller at 257-1659 or Lisa Pough at 449-0904.
Sebring Cheer Clinic
SEBRING - SHS Cheerleading Clinic will be held from 3-5:30 p.m. from Monday through Friday, June 15-19 at Sebring High School gym.
Clinic ends at 5:30 p.m., Friday, June 19, ending with the Pep Rally and is for ages 3 years through eighth grades.
Each day will have a different theme.
Come out and join the fun! .
Be taught cheers and chants by our nationally ranked and two-time state championship team perform at our SHS home football game.
Make checks payable to: Sebring High School in the amount of $40.
If you want a Sebring High School cheerleader to receive credit please include check with registration and return to cheerleader before clinic.
We will take pre-registrations until Friday, June 12, after June 12 and at the door amount will.be $50. (Discounts for multiple family members; $40 first child, $35 each additional member of same family).
Blue Streak basketball camp
SEBRING - The Blue Streak Basketball program will be running a camp June 15-17 at Sebring High School, from 8 a.m.-Noon each day.
The camp will be for both boys and , girls, ages 9-15, and will cost $50 with registrations forms available at Sebring High School.
The camp will cover the fundamentals of the game including shooting, dribbling, passing, and defense - there will also be contests and prizes.
If you have any questions, please call Coach Lee at 441-1221 or 471-5500.
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 $95 and another sibling at $80
The camp will be lead by a golf professional who has worked with juniors for over 15 years.
He will also be holding adult clinics in the afternoons for all skill levels.
Call the pro shop at 382-2151 to register and for reservations.
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. arid activities in the pool and on the sand court from 11 a.m.-Noon.
Cost for the camp is $100 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 volleyball 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.
Panther Baseball Camp
AVON PARK - The 2009 SFCC Panther Baseball Camp, for kids aged 6-18, will run from June 8-July 9, Mondays 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 oriented agility, fitness center or aquatic training 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/athleticslbaseball.
Or you can call one of the Panther hotlines, 863-784-7036 (direct line), 784-7035 (athletics), 382-6900 (Sebring), 453-6661 (Avon Park and outside tri-county area), 465-5300 (Lake Placid), 773-2252 (Wauchula), or 494-7500 (Arcadia).
Heartland Kid's Golf Camp
AVON PARK � River Greens is pleased to partner with the Heartland Kid's Golf Camp.
It will begin at River Greens on June 9 and end on July 3.
We will have two sessions; the first is from June 9-19. The second session running from June 23 to July 3.
The sessions will be on Tuesday, Wednesday and Fridays and the cost will be $50 per week.
Each day will run from 9 a.m.-l p.m.
Golf clubs, practice balls, golf instruction and prizes will be included; an optional lunch will be available at $5 per day per child, plus drink if needed.
We plan on having a different learning experience each day, which includes other outdoor sports to keep the kids' interest up.
If you're looking for something for your child to do this summer, this camp will not disappoint.
Call 453-5210 to reserve your child's spot as they may fill up quickly.
See additional camp information at www.rgreens.com.
July 4th Firecracker 5K
SEBRING - The 15th Annual Firecracker 5K Run/Walk is scheduled for Saturday, July 4 at 7:30 a.m. in .-. Highlands Hammock State Park.
The annual celebration of our nation's birthday always draws a large field of runners in the race that benefits the Avon Park High School boys and girls' cross country programs.
Early entry fee is $17 and after June 29 thru race day, the fee is $25.
Checks should be made payable to Central Florida Striders and mailed to Chet Brojek, 3310 Par Rd, Sebring, FL 33872.
Entrants not using an entry form should include their age(s), Tee-shirt size, and run or walk participant information along with their check. Tee shirt sizes can be guaranteed for pre-registered participants only.
"This year's race will feature dri-fit Tee-shirts, plaques for overall, master and grand master male and female winners, trophies to the first in each five-year age division and medals to second-and third-place finishers."
"We want to urge all participants to wear Red, White and Blue to help us celebrate our country's birthday," said race director Chet Brojek. Anyone with questions may call Chet at 385-4736 or email him at cbrojek@comcast.net.
Sertoma sets date
SEBRING � Golfers mark your calendars !
The Highlands Sertoma Club is pleased to announce that they will be hosting their 32nd annual Highlands Independent Bank/Sertoma Golf Tournament on August 22-23 at the Sun 'N Lake Country Club in Sebring, utilizing both the Deer and Turtle Run courses and sporting a new island green on Deer Run No. 9.
This year's tournament will continue to sport Sertoma's unique format of a two-man team best ball on Saturday and a two-man team scramble on Sunday with Highlands Independent Bank's continued title sponsor support, entry fees and flexible player options for this year's tournament have been ever so slightly reduced.
The individual player fee is now $144 while the entry fee for the golfer who wants to attend (with a guest) Saturday night's Sertoma Luau is only $194.
The 12th Annual Luau will feature live entertainment from Sertoma's own Vince Liles and the Backstage Pass Band, open bar, heavy hors d'oeuvres, lots of fun, dancing and fellowship for all.
If you don't receive a personal invitation by mail, registration forms will be available at local golf pro shops or can be mailed or faxed to you by calling Scott Albritton at 402-1819.


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Lake June West Golf Club
A mixed scramble was played on Thursday, May 28.
Winning first place was the team of Ken Rowen, Ken and Norma Colyer, Don Russell and Joann.McGill with 50; and second "place, Tony and Gloria Notaro, John and Shelly Byron, Leola Robillard and John Smithyman with 51.
Closest to the pin: (Ladies), No. 8, Joann McGill, 7-inches-5-feet; and (Men), No. 2, Ken Colyer, 6-feet; and No. 4, Ken Rowen, 8-feet-7-inches.
The men's association played a Men's Best Ball event on Wednesday, May 27.
Winning first place was the team of Tony Notaro, Ken Colyer, Paul Monks, Joe Swartz and Fred Neel with 41; and second place, Dick Denhart, Rich Loomis, Larry Dorobiala and John Riley with 42.
Closest to the pin: No. 2, Pete Otway, 2-feet-7-inches; No. 4, Frank Gallagher, 12-feet; and No. 8, John" Byron, 8-feet-5-inches.
Placid Lakes
A Memorial Day Scramble was played on Saturday, May 30.
Winning first place was the team of Jack Marceau, Rose Hunter, Frank Schneider and Jack Bond with minus-8. Tying for second/third places were the teams of Floyd Beers, Jim Hays, Betty Near and Wayne Wood; John McEachren, Ed Bartusch, Jerry Hood and Helen Salter with minus-7 each.
The men's association played a One Best Ball event on Wednesday, May 27.
Winning first place was the team of Al Verhage, Taft Green and Wayne Wood with minus-18; and second place, Darrell Homey, Cody Coates and Jack Marceau with minus-17.
Closest to the pin: No. 2, Al LaMura, 6-feet-9-inches.
Pinecrest
The Men's Association played Team and Individual Pro Am Points Wednesday, June 3.
Taking team top honors were Bob' Lutrell, Gret Mitchell, Harry Hicks and Paul Ford with +3.
Ray Liimatainen won A Division with +2, Vern Gates broke even to take B
Divison, Ed Northrup won C Division with +3 and Paul Ford wrapped up D Division with +4.
River Greens
The Ridge Women played River Greens on June 1, in a Low Gross in Flights event.
In the First Flight, Eunice Souza won handily with an 80 while Judy Johnson, 86, and Carolyn Schmalzriedt, 87, were second and third, respectively.
Souza also had low putts for the round with 30.
Sue Macky won the Second Flight with an 81, four shots ahead of Ivette Kottke's 85 and five ahead of Diane Parker's 86.
As with Souza,' Mackey needed just 30 putts for her round.
It was a closer race in the Third Flight with Diane Bertrand edging out Elaine Keppler, 86-87, while Donna Pribble was just a few more back with a 91.
Rose Hunter had low putts in the flight with 31.
In the Fourth Flight, Patricia Snyder-Gay's 95 was just enough to beat out Betty Wallace's 96, with Barbara Lee taking third with a 101.
Wallace kept it close with her putting, using just 31 for her round for best in flight.
The men's association played a Men's Day event on Saturday, May 30.
Winning first place was the team of Vince Boever, Mike Rand, Lefty St. Pierre and John Van Slooten with minus-29; and second place, Bob Streeter, Don McDonald, Harold Kline and Peter March with minus-27.
Closest to the pin: No. 3, Mike Rand, 7-feet-4-inches; No. 5, Dick Long, 10-feet-3 1/4 inches; No. 12, Harold Plagens, 8-feet-6-inches; and No. 17, Tim Thomas, 19-feet-1-inch.
A morning scramble was played on Friday, May 29.
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Winning first place was the team of Jerry Lewis, Linda Therrien, Jack Sayre and Bill Cochran with 56.
The Friday afternoon scramble was played May 29.
Tying for first/second places were the teams of Dennis Dunn, Tom Stewart, Betty Wallace, Al Farrell and Helga Dahlmeyer; Dr. C. Seralde, Paul Johnson, Carol McClay, Anne Kozak and Dieter Dahlmeyer with 12-under each.
The ladies association played a pro am tournament on Thursday, May 28.
Winning first place was the team of Babe McDonald, Judy Wooten and Helen Ochala with plus-1.
Individual winners were: Tying for first/second places were Karen Speaker and Judy Wooten with plus-1 1/2 each. Tying for third/fourth places were Helen Ochala and Carole McClay with plus-1 each.
The Morrison Group played a game on Thursday, May 28.
The winners were: First place, Ed Koster and Bob Biever with minus-14. Tying for second place were Warren Herendeen and Fred Evans; Jim Cercy
and Dick Lynch with minus-12 each.
The men's association played a pro am tournament on Wednesday, May 27.
Winning first place was the team of Joe Graf, Cliff Steele, Bob Streeter and Harold Lee with plus-8; second place, Vince Boever, Dick Lynch, Dick Seifert and Bob Biever with minus-4; and third place, Terry Lewis, Dan Pelfrey, Larry Roy and Ernie Bryant with minus-3.
Individual winners were: A Flight (26-over): Larry Roy with plus-3. B Flight (22-25): Bob Streeter.. C Flight (18-21): Harold Lee. D Flight (17-under): Bob Biever.
The Morrison Group played a game on
- Tuesday, May 26.
Winning first place was the team of Don McDonald, Harold Plagens, Gil Heier and Bob Biever with minus-20; and second place, Joe Graf, Richard Lynch, Warren Herendeen and Larry Roy with minus-13.
The Golfettes played a Gross/Net game on Tuesday, May 26.
The winners were: Gross - First place, Linda Therrien with 81; second place, Betty Leblanc with 85; and third place, Fran Neil with 89. Net - First place, Karen Speaker with 63; second place, Fran Smith with 65; and third place, Babe McDonald with 66.
The Casa event was played on Monday, May 25.
Winning first place was the team of Jack Sayre, Harold Lee and Jim Hawk.
The Morrison Group played a game on Monday, May 25.
Winning first place was the team of John Van Slooten, Gil Heier, Bob Streeter and Lefty St. Pierre with minus-32.
SpringLake
On Tuesday, May 26, the Men's golf Association played best ball with two
man teams, in two flights.
First place in A flight was won by the team of Jan Hard and Charles Keniston with a net score of 62, followed by the team of Jon Brower and Paul Caverly, second at 63.
Dorwin Van Gundy and a blind draw posted the winning score of 63 in B flight, followed by the second place team of Ed Clay and Dave Ferguson, in at 65.
Sun 'N Lake
The Women's Golf Association played a Low Gross - Low Net - Flights event Wednesday, June 3.
In the First Flight Mickie Edwards had low gross with an 80 while Sue O'Brien had low net with a 72.
Pat Debriyn shot a 90 for low gross in Second Flight, keeping her ahead of Judy 0'Hora's 94.
Joan Benson's 69 won low net for the flight, four ahead of Nancy Wolff's 73.
There was a first-place tie in Third Flight, with Pat Van Hoorne and Diane Andrus each carding 104s, while Nancy Monroe had low net with a 76.
Jean Hewlett won Fourth Flight low gross with a 104, Joan Roche was second with a 111 and Denise Hulbert had low net with a 74.
Highlands Ridge
The Ladies Association played a Member-Member event Wednesday, June 3.
The duo of Rosemary West and Metyi Norris came in first with a -14 while a four-way tie for second was seen with -13s.
Accomplishing this were Jo Sienkiewicz and Kathy Toulane; Mary Jacobs and Cindy Magruder; Connie Carter and Sue Shellhamer and Kate Lawson and Toni Fletcher.
The Ladies Association played a Best of Foursome Monday, June 1.
Rosemary West and Mary Ann Wick each came in with 64s, Carol Bailey scored a 66, Kate Lawson and Joan Bender 67s and Dolores Horvath carded a 74.
Law passed to protect "education records" has many interpretations
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2002 and 2004, during Bob Huggins' tenure as coach.
FERPA is the reason Clemson University said it shielded the picture of a highly sought after high-school-football player who was photographed last year talking with a Tigers assistant coach at a game.
That photograph was used to prove that the coach violated recruiting rules.
FERPA is the reason the University of Kentucky said it didn't identify any of the men's basketball players who ate free meals last year at a booster's restaurant.
FERPA is the reason Ohio State strips most names from every record - including its own letterhead on faxes.
"I think we have been transparent. We provided the records. What's been removed was the personally identifiable information of the student," said Jan Neiger, a lawyer in OSU's general counsel's office. "We wouldn't give you the record at all if we wanted to shield something." ';
Many violations across the country remain unknown to fans, faculty members and the public, diminishing accountability at a time when an NCAA study, shows that schools are increasingly using more general-fund money, sometimes including state tax dollars, to pay for athletics as higher-education costs soar.
"Things have gone wild," Buckley said. "These are ridiculous extensions. One likes to think common sense would come into play. Clearly, these days, it 'isn't true."
Transparency lost
Critics of big-time college athletics say that keeping records secret hides disparities in the treatment of men and women, whites and
blacks, star athletes and walk-on players.
Without full disclosure, it's hard to tell how athletes are treated, said Donald Jackson, a Montgomery, Ala., lawyer who has represented athletes, coaches and universities in NCAA matters.
"The extension of the legislation was never intended for (the protection of) Smooth Sonny Johnson, the booster at X University, who slides quarterback Joe Smith $500 for coming to his house to deliver the newspaper," Jackson said. "But that is the practice."
And some universities are �covering up criminal behavior in the name of student privacy, say Jackson and other advocates of transparency.
The University of Iowa, for example, did not share with the state's oversight board for higher education a letter from the mother of a student who said the student had been raped.
The letter criticized the university's handling of the investigation and specifically called out the football coach and the athletic director for trying to keep the accusations of the assault quiet.
The school withheld the letter from state officials because of FERPA.
The female student said that in October 2007 she was sexually abused by football players, who months later were charged criminally. University of Iowa officials also have refused to make details about the case public, citing student privacy.
Critics also say that the way athletic rule-breaking is handled is like the fox watching the henhouse, based on the relationship between the NCAA and the universities.
The NCAA board comprises college presidents, and colleges are expected to initially investigate themselves.
As a result, some question whether there's any true public oversight.
"It's a way for them to whitewash some pretty serious crimes," said Frank LoMonte, a lawyer and executive director of the Student Press Law Center, an organization based in Washington, D.C., that advocates for student journalists. "What you have is a system that is flawed."
Law bred confusion
The crux of the problem dates to 1974, when Congress passed FERPA to protect "education records."
Over the years, the U.S. Department of Education, which was tapped to oversee student-privacy compliance, has used its broad authority to interpret what can be made public without consent.
"All over the country, there are lawyers who curse the law," said Lawrence White, consultant to university counsel at New Mexico. "FERPA is so clear. We have no discretion."
At New Mexico, flight manifests and ticket lists, for example, are not "education records."
Texas Tech, however, has a different view. . �
It heavily redacted ticket lists and job information but not flight manifests. When asked about the inconsistencies between schools, Texas Tech senior associate general counsel Victor Mellinger said, "They made a mistake. If they've got student names, they're protected " by FERPA."
The current interpretation of the law gives schools wide latitude to decide what is and isn't public within nonacade-mic records.
At one school, an "education record" is a document disclosing student grades and coursework, while at another, any document containing a
student's name is deemed an "education record."
It's akin to a speeding law that makes it illegal for drivers to exceed the limit but never tells them the limit.
So schools, in effect, can decide for themselves how fast or slow they want to go, and many drive slowly.
About a third of the public Bowl Subdivision universities, such asiOhiO State, are like Sunday drivers.
They interpret the law so cautiously that virtually every record, document or report - from the mundane to the inflammatory - is stripped of athletes' names and other key details.
"We're looked at as the experts in the area," Neiger said about the OSU staff. "Given that talent, that expertise, we're quite confident we're complying with federal law."
The federal Education Department, however, said there might be problems.
"It sounds like some institutions are using this act to hide things," said Paul
Gammill, who recently took over the federal Education Department office that monitors FERPA compliance and interprets its intent. "Our office is as concerned about its use as its misuse."
Schools found to have a "policy or practice" of violating student privacy risk losing federal funding, including student financial aid, which has never happened during the past 35 years.
The broad interpretation allowed by the federal Education Department troubles Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray.
"If the federal guidance leaves latitude, then you're going to get different institutions interpreting it differently, because some of them want to disclose more and some of them don't," Cordray said. "That kind of guidance isn't very helpful. ... It's more like we're saying we're punting and leaving it up to you."
Cordray has pledged to work with Ohio universities to decide what is and isn't
public. *
He said he also plans to take the issue to the National Association of Attorneys General and to press Congress for a clear definition.
Gee said that while FERPA lacks clarity, "Congress has other problems. It's not the biggest issue facing higher education."
And OSU Registrar Brad Myers questioned whether Congress should get involved in that level of detail.
"We've taken an approach that we think is very thoughtful, very serious," Myers said. "There isn't an exact, magic, definitional answer."
But without clearer definition from the Department of Education or Congress on access to university records, the law remains murky at best.
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Avon Park Church of Christ
AVON PARK - "The Supply of The Lord!" (Philippians 4: 19), will be the message presented Sunday by Minister Larry Roberts,
There will he a fellowship dinner immediately following the morning worship, All members and guests are invited.
The Timothy Class will meet at 5 p.m. Sunday. Jeff Parker will be in
charge,
Avon Park Church of Christ is at 200 S. Forest Ave. Call 453-4692.
Bethany Baptist Church
AVON PARK � Recognition Sunday is Sunday at Bethany. Graduates Brandon Swafford and Fidel Roman will have card baskets in the back of the auditorium.
Tuesday is the Missions Committee meeting at 10 a.m. at the church.
A workshop for ladies, "Developing a Mentoring Mentality," is set for 9-11 a.m. Saturday, June 13 at the church.
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Workshop teacher is Linda Pausley.
If you have any questions, call the church office at 452-1136, or go to the Web page at
www.bethanybaptistap.com. E-mail is bethanybaptistap@gmail .com.
Bethany Baptist Church is on the corner of State Road 17 and C-17A South (truck route) in Avon Park.
Christian Science Church
SEBRING � The lesson sermon orf Sunday morning is titled "God the Only Cause and Creator." The keynote is from Isaiah 41:4, "...I the Lord, the first, and with the last; I am He."
The church is located at 146 N. Franklin St.
Christian Training Church
SEBRING � The Rev. Linda M. Downing will bring the message titled "Thinking Is The Activity of the Spirit" this week at the Sunday morning serv-
ice. The Wednesday night Bible study will continue in the book of Romans.
Eastside Christian Church
LAKE PLACID - This Wednesday the kindergarten through fifth-graders will be kicking off the summer with a pool party from 6:30-7:45 p.m. All summer long the Wednesday evening youth will enjoy fun activities and outings such as bowling, swimming, and ice cream trips to Scoops.
The children's program is for ages 5-through 13-year-olds. Snacks, crafts and activities are provided each week. For more information about the youth program, call the church office at 465-7065.
Men, don't miss out on the next Promise Keepers meeting Monday,. .June 15. The meeting will be held at First Presbyterian Church in Sebring. A free dinner will be served beginning at 6 p.m., followed by the worship service. To make arrangements for a ride,
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Church's committee helps meet needs of community
Special to the News-Sun LAKE PLACID - Web Bolyea, chairman of the Benevolent Committee of the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church, spoke to the Women's Ministries of the church on May 20, outlining the services provided within the community by his volunteers.
Because of the depressed financial conditions rampant in the county, people who would ordinarily be self suf-
ficient are having to ask for help making rent payments, purchasing food and receiving medical aid. The church is in a unique position to assist in supplying these needs.
Using church property at 201 Belleview in Lake Placid, Bolyea and his group take applications for assistance. They interview the applicants to determine the exact needs and then go about finding solutions to
satisfy those problems. The goal is to help the clients become self' reliant again. This is a work of love and calls upon Christians to live their faith.
President Jean Parish conducted the business meeting, noting that donations of $200 each had been made by the group to 11 charitable organizations in the area, those being: Child Evangelism Fellowship, First Presbyterian Benevolence,
First Presbyterian Kentucky Mission Trip, Habitat for Humanity, Manna Ministries, Little Lambs, New Testament Mission, Potter's House, RCMA of South Highlands, Youth for Christ and Samaritan's Touch Care Center.
Louise Pick gave the Devotion and reports were submitted from the departmental chairmen. A luncheon was served by the Mattie Pope Circle of the church.
Church News Snapshots
Sebring Aglow meets Saturday
SEBRING - Sebring Aglow Lighthouse will meet Saturday, June 6 at the Sebring Lion's Club, 3400 Sebring Parkway. Breakfast begins at 9 a.m. (by donation); meeting starts at 9:45 a.m. (no charge). Aglow is an inter-denominational-women's fellowship, meeting monthly (first Saturday). The theme for June is Special Father's Day meeting. As usual, men are welcomed..
The guest speaker is Evangelist Ray Conception. He has traveled over 54 countries in his 38 years of missionary service, holding campaigns and conferences in stadiums and churches and speaking on TV and radio stations in various cities and countries overseas. He testifies of the power of God's spiritual protection that surrounding him in the Red Zones in Colombia while he was on terrorists' "Hit Lists" for converting their soldiers to Christ.
Senior Adult Recognition and Promotion Sunday at Memorial
LAKE PLACID -Sunday will be a special day at Memorial United Methodist Church in Lake Placid.
At the 9:30 a.m. Union Worship Service Sunday School students will be promoted to the next grade " level.
Also, at this 9:30 a.m. service, Senior Adult Recognition Sunday will be observed with seniors participating in several aspects of the service, including Marge Krell and Mary Lou McCauley serving as instrumentalists on the organ and piano. Ruth Schanely will play a flute selection. Orion Reynolds will have Scripture reading and the morning prayer. The Rev. Dale Schanely will read a Scripture lesson from Psalm 92. Rev. Jerry R. McCauley will preach from Joshua 14 on the subject "The Man Who Wanted A Mountain."
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A hymn sing will be held and communion will be observed. In addition, the Men's Quartet will present a special number.
The public is invited to this special day. For more information, call 465-2422.
Boomerang Express comes to Florida Avenue Baptist
AVON PARK - Hop on board the Boomerang Express! Children will travel to the Land Down Under for a week of nonstop action as they learn how it all comes back to Jesus. Each day's Bible study will help kids discover how to have a relationship with Jesus. By the end of the week they will have learned what it means to live through Him.
It's Vacation Bible School at Florida Avenue Baptist Church like never experienced before.
Children age 3 through sixth grade are admitted free from 6-8:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.
In this one-week adventure, they will hear Bible stories, participate in cool crafts, motivating music, eat snacks at the G' Day Cafe and play games at Recreation Rock.
Children must be signed in and out each night by a parent or adult.
Florida Avenue Baptist Church is at 401 S. Florida Ave. Call 453-5339 for more information or directions.
Independent Baptist gears up for VBS
SEBRING - It looks like exciting things are going on at Independent Baptist Church. From 10 a.m. to noon Monday-Friday, there will be a special fun-filled Vacation Bible School pro-
gram called "Operation Sword and Shield." Children won't want to miss a Single day.
Operation Sword and Shield is open to children K4 through sixth grade. They will enjoy a special program of singing, games, Bible stories and refreshments. Free admission. Everyone welcome.
For directions or further information, call Independent Baptist Church at 655-1899.
Confection Connection group meets Tuesday
LAKE PLACID - First Baptist Church of Lake Placid, Confection Connection Women's Bible study will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the fellowship hall. "A Reflection on Health & Well Being" is the topic.
Bring a coffee mug and enjoy some good coffee, tea, chocolate, cookies, fellowship, fun and a few good laughs and a taste of God's Word. ;
Cowboy Church meets Thursday
PALMDALE - Cowboy Church will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday for food and fellowship and at 7 p.m. for gospel music and the Word. The pastor for this month is Frank Woodham, who pastors the Church of God of Prophecy of Moore Haven.
Cowboy Church is on the corner of 5th and Main at the Palmdale Community building in Palmdale.
Spanish Aglow meets
SEBRING - Women Aglow in Spanish cordially invites women of the com-
munity to its next meeting on Saturday, June 13 at the Sebring Lions Club, 3400 Sebring Parkway. Breakfast buffet is at 9 a.m.; reunion at 9:45 a.m.
Bring a friend to this bilingual meeting.
Close Encounter set for Faith Lutheran
SEBRING � Operation Space: A Close Encounter with God's Word is the theme for Vacation Bible School at Faith Lutheran Church, 2740 Lake view -.-Drive.
Each evening from June 15-19 will begin with a free dinner at 5:30 p.m., and the VBS program for ages 2 to adult from 6-8:30 p.m.
For more information, call 385-7848.
Father and Son brunch set for Mt. Zion AME
SEBRING - New Greater : Mt. Zion A.M.E. (African- . Methodist-Episcopal) Church, Sons of Allen invite men in the community to attend the Father and Son brunch to be held in the church fellowship hall from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 27.
For those that plan to attend, tickets will be $10 per person. Please notify -Brothers Jones and Milton on or before Saturday, June 13 of any intent and the number of tickets needed.
28 acts of a child
Everything's always geared towards the adults, so today I thought I would share with you some things about your child, biological or not, that you might . not be paying attention to or things you might be struggling with.
The Bible says to "Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it," Proverbs 22:6. Now, just because that statement says "he," for the smart alecks out there, it doesn't mean that we should omit "she." It means "a child" in general. The Bible also states in Proverbs 20:11 that, "Even a child is known by his/her doings, whether (or not) what he does is pure and right."
These 28 things are from 2001 and I'm sure there are more but it's a wake up call for some of you who just can't bring yourselves to administer discipline when heeded.
28 acts of a child
1. Children get their feelings hurt easily
2. Children get offended easily
3. Children commit for one season, then break the commitment
4. Children prefer recess over the classroom
5. Children prefer involvement in non-prescribed activities while the parent(s) are away
, 6. Children get bored easily and look for entertainment and emotionalism in ways you might not approve of
7. Children don't like discipline (this does not mean that you should not enforce it) -
8. They prefer junk food over healthy food (this does not mean that you should honor their preference)
9. They cannot be trusted with power (they are still just children)
10. They cannot be given messages to deliver (they may forget to pass it on or pass it on differently)
11. Children have temper tantrums and pout
12. Children do not know how to correctly handle money
13. Children love to listen/look at what they choose and really don't want to hear you or listen to you
14. Children have a short attention span
15. Children don't like training (but that should not stop you from doing your job as trainer)
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16. They have a hard time making up their minds (so help them out)
17. They can be cruel by making fun of one another (step in and correct them)
18. Children like lots of attention from their parents) (give positive attention)
19. Children need constant assurance to overcome inadequacies (so important)
20. Children don't like hard work or chores (and ....)
21. They don't like the responsibilities for self preservation (but must learn)
22. They don't like proper rest (physically or spiritually) (help them get it anyway)
23. They don't like change unless it benefits them (sometimes, change is necessary)
24. Children always want something different and right now but have never enjoyed the old
25. Children lack focus (redirected them back to what needs to be focused on)
26. Children will not know how to believe without training
27. Children think that they are right and everyone else is wrong
28. Children will lie if they think that they can get away with it (be vigilant, stay On top of the game)
These are our children and it seems as though they're a different breed. People, they are not. It's all about the precious time God granted us to pay attention to how we raise the little ones he loaned us.
You do know that they are only on loan, don't you?
If you bring up your child(ren) with right morals and values, those morals and values will stay with them. This is not to say that they won't make mistakes but at least you, as the parent, won't be running around wondering what happened or where did I go wrong. Believe me, somebody out there will tell you where you went wrong.
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How to save money without even trying
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In these trying economic times, saving money has become a priority for many people. Whether you've been negatively affected by the up and down stock market or you're simply saving in anticipation of difficult times ahead, the current economy is teaching everyone that there's no such thing as too much savings.
But saving for that proverbial rainy day doesn't mean simply squirreling away a portion of your paycheck each week. Chances are there are many ways you can save money each and every day by making a few easy changes to your daily routine.
Food and srink
One area where seemingly everyone can save substantial amounts of money is how they eat and drink every day. .
� Morning coffee. Rather than paying the local coffee shop a couple of dollars each morning for your daily dose of Java, make your own at home. If you're used to paying $2 each day for your morning cup of Joe, you can save $730 annually simply by making your own coffee from the comforts of home.
� Bring your lunch to work. Another way many people can save a significant amount of money is by preparing their own lunch each day. A meal from the fast food restaurant by your office likely
costs in the neighborhood of $5 or $6, which means you're spending roughly $30 per week on lunch. However, purchasing your own cold cuts and bread at the grocery store will cost a fraction of that price, and you'll still enjoy your favorite sandwich each day.
� Avoid bottled water. Much like you can save substantial amounts of money by making your own coffee each morning, avoiding bottled water can save you considerable funds as well. Rather than buying a bottled water each day for roughly $1.50, purchase a water filter and help the environment in the meantime.
Inspect the house
There are also a handful of ways you can probably save some money around the house.
� Fix the holes around the house. Ceilings, floors, windows, and walls can invite in cold air in the winter and allow cold air out in the summer. This often leads to higher heating and cooling bills as these seasons wear on. Fix up any and all holes around the house and reap the financial rewards.
� Fix leaky faucets. Leaky faucets might not seem like a major problem, but they're not only leaking water, they're leaking money as well. Over the course of a typical day, leaky faucets can waste
a significant amount of water, costing you money each month. Fixing a leaky faucet is not a complicated task, and can save you a good deal of money.
� Block off the chimney during the wanner months. When the temperatures heat up, block off the chimney to keep hot air from entering the home and forcing you to turn up the air conditioning.
Household appliances
How you use your household appliances can also cost you lots of money.
� Do only full loads of laundry. Washing machines are notorious for using up lots of energy and increasing your monthly utility bill. That said, only do full loads of laundry, and use cold water whenever possible. In addition, whenever possible, use a clothesline instead of the dryer.
� Fill the dishwasher. Similar to the washing machine, dishwashers also use considerable energy each time they're used. Combat this by filling the dishwasher before using it or even washing smaller, easy-to-clean dishes in the kitchen sink rather than immediately placing them in the dishwasher.
For people looking to save money, there are many ways to save substantial amounts of money by simply making these and a host of other changes to your daily life.
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Don't worry Chrysler drivers, you're still covered by state Lemon Laws
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TALLAHASSEE � Drivers who own Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep vehicles will retain their Lemon Law rights to compensation for defects under a deal between U.S. states and Chrysler LLC's new owners, Attorney General Bill McCollum said Wednesday.
McCollum said he and other state
attorneys general negotiated the national agreement with Fiat Group SpA before the Italian automaker takes over Chrysler as part of the Michigan-based automaker's reorganization. Chrysler filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in April.
Florida's Lemon Law requires manufacturers to buy back or
replace defective cars and trucks if they haven't been fixed after a reasonable number of tries. It applies to new and demonstration vehicles and those under long-term leases, protecting them for 24 months after delivery.
The latest Florida Lemon Law report for 2007 showed Chrysler led all automakers with 295 cases
approved for arbitration � 35 percent of the total.
Chrysler accounted for 45 percent of all full settlements. The company also tied Ford for most liability awards by the state's arbitration panel � 39, or 23 percent of a total, of 171.
McCollum also has asked Chrysler to honor a Florida law that
requires auto makers to buy back vehicles and parts when they terminate dealer franchises. He also has filed a motion with the bankruptcy court opposing efforts to override such state laws.
Chrysler has announced it plans to pull the franchises with 35 Florida dealers.
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please contact the church office at 465-7065.
This Sunday the pastor will continue with his sermon series dealing with spiritual warfare. Don't allow Satan to get a foothold in your life, come and learn how to receive the gift of eternal life.
Eastside is at 101 Peace Ave., located on County Road 621 on the left hand side just before the caladium fields.
Emmanuel United Church of Christ
SEBRING - The Rev. Jim Langdoc will deliver the sermon, "Yes, Even in the Darkest Valley," with Scripture from Psalm 23 and John 10:22-30 on Sunday morning.
. The church is 1.7 miles west of U.S. 27 on Country Road 634 (Hammock Road). Call 471-7999 or visit sebringemmanuelucc .com.
Faith Lutheran Church
SEBRING - The Sunday
morning sermon title is "God So Loved The World" given by the Rev. Gary Kindle.
First Christian Church
AVON PARK - Summer is here, school is out and vacations are under way. The pastor will share thoughts on all of this Sunday when he preaches "Feeling Good About Life" from Luke 12:22-31,
Sunday evening Bible study will be led by Family Life Minister Ray Culpepper.
First Christian Church of Avon Park is at 1016 W. Camphor (behind the Wachovia Bank).
Call 453-5334 or e-mail firstchristianap@embarq-mail.com . The church Web siteis
www.firstchristianap .com.
First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
SEBRING - At the Lord's Table this Sunday morning will be Anna Coley and Betty Simpson. Communion will be served
by David Van Diver, Clara Moore, Peggy Cousins and Gretchen Ames. Greeting the congregation will be Mark McClary, Rich Campton will lead the Call to Worship. For the month of June, the acolyte will be Sevan Van Diver and Heidi McClary will lead Children's Church.
The Rev. Juanita Roberts will bring the Sunday morning message. The title of her sermon is "Zacchaus And The Lord," a Bible monologue from Luke 19:1-5.
Call the church office at 385-0352.
First Presbyterian Church - A. R. P.
AVON PARK - On Sunday, Pastor Bob ' Johnson's sermon will be "The Debt of Love" based on Romans 13:8-10.
The choir's introit will be "Holy and Mighty" and the anthem "By God's Hand."
At 9:15 a.m., the adult Sunday school class will conclude their video series on "Becoming a Contagious Christian."
Members are asked to bring non-perishables for the
Church Service Center.
On Thursday, the Youth Group, under the leadership of Dave and Rene Blackmon, will meet at 6 p.m. for dinner and Bible study and activities afterwards. The Deacons will also meet at 6 p.m.
The church is at 215 E. Circle St. (with two entrances on Lagrande Street). Call 453-3242.
First Presbyterian Church
SEBRING - "Are You Surviving or Thriving?" is the title of Sunday morning's sermon given by the Rev. Darrell A. Peer.
Tuesday will be the Women's Ministries summer study, "Be Still and Know That I Am God," at 2 p.m. in the adult classroom.
First United Methodist Church of Sebring
SEBRING - The Rev. A.C. Bryant will bring the sermon and lead the service of Holy Communion on � Sunday. All are welcome to
participate.
The Fine Food and Fellowship Dinner continues Sunday. Tickets are available for $10 adults and $6 for children.
Vacation Bible School is beginning Monday, June 15, from 9 a.m. to noon and will go through June 19.
The program will be Camp E.D.G.E., which will include kindergarten through fifth grade, ages 5-10. Call Paula Pero at 385-5184 to enroll children.
Visit the Web page at ww w.sebringfirstumc .com for more church information or call the church office at 385-5184.
Memorial United Methodist Church
LAKE PLACID - Claude Burnett will preach at the New Song Service in Rob Reynolds Hall on the subject of "Purity" from the book of Leviticus in this sermon series. Communion will be observed.
At the 9:30 a.m. Union Service (Heritage and Celebration for the summer schedule), the Rev. Jerry R. McCauley will preach on the
subject "The Man Who Wanted A Mountain" from Joshua 14. Communion will be observed. This will be "Senior Adult Recognition Sunday" and "Promotion" Sunday.
New Song Potluck luncheon is at noon in Rob Reynolds Hall.
Youth Group will meet in the lighthouse at 5 p.m. � The church is at 500 Kent Ave. Call 465-2422
Heartland Christian
SEBRING - At the Praise and Worship Service, Walt Malinowski will sing the hymn "Jonah, Job and Moses." Darlene Gardner, Beverly LeBeck and Flossi Moore will sing the special hymn "It Is No Secret."
Lucy and Lauren Diner will be this week's greeters. George and Barbara Kelly will be this week's readers.
Pastor Ted Moore's sermon this week will be "God's Power To Change Your Life" with Scripture-from the book of Acts 19:8-20.
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Places To Worship
Places to Worship Is a paid advertisement in the News-Sun that Is published Friday and Sunday. To find out more information 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 yoik_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 contact 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. Phone 385-6431.
BAPTIST
� Avon Park Lakes Baptist Church, 2600 N. Highlands Blvd., Avon Park, FL 33825. George Hall, Pastor. Christ centered and biblically based. Sunday worship services, 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 SRI 7. and C-17A (truck route) in Avon Park. Join us Sunday morning at 9:00 AM for coffee and doughnuts, followed with Bible Study Classes at 9:30. Sunday morning worship service begins at 10:30 a.m., and an evening worship service is at 6 p.m.. On Wednesdays, the AWANA program and the Word of Life teen ministry begin at 6:30 PM., The adult Bible and Prayer Time begins at 7 p.m.. For more information 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.; Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Evening Worship, 5 p.m. Wednesday: Evening Service, 7 p.m.; Children/Youth/Young Adult Ministries, 7 p.m.. Rev. James Weatherly. Pastor. Telephone: 453-4256. Fax: 453-6986. E-mail: apfel-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 am. 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 computer and citizenship classes/Sonshine House. Regular Wednesday schedule: 4:45 p.m. Family Night-Supper; 6 p.m. children'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 midway 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 children. 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 6i00 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 services 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 information about the church or the ministries offered, call 655-1878.
� First Baptist Church, Sebring, 200 East Center Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. Telephone: 385-5154. A.R. Fugan, interim pastor; Rev. David Thomas, associate pastor music and senior adults; Rev. Joe Delph, minister of youth and activities. Sunday School, 9:15 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs for children, youth and adults from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Preschool and Mother's Day Out for children age 6 weeks to 5 years old. Becky Gotsch, director. Call 385-4704.
� Florida Avenue Baptist Church, 401 S. Florida Ave., Avon Park. Mailing address 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.; 1.1 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, mission-minded, King James Bible Church. Larry Ruse, pastor. Phone 655-1899. Bus transportation.
� Leisure Lakes Baptist Church, 808 Gardenia St., Laice 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 Sen/ice is at 6 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Meeting and Bible Study at 7 p.m. Call the church at 699-0671 for more information.
� 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 pirn.; and Wednesday Evening Worship, 7 p.m. End-of-the-Month-Sing at 6 p.m. on the last Sunday of each month. The Rev. John D. Cave, pastor. Church phone: 382-3552. Home phone: 452-5868. Affiliated with the National Association of Free Will Baptists, Nashville, Tenn.
� Sparta Road Baptist Church, (SBC) 4400 Sparta Road. Rev. Winfred White, interim pastor. Sunday school, 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6. p.m. Wednesday: Prayer/Bible Study, 7 p.m.; Choir practice, 6 p.m. Nursery provided. For information, call 382-0869.
� Southside Baptist Church (GARBC), 379 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring. David C. Altman, Pastor; Chuck Pausley, Youth Pastor; Ralph O. Burns, Assistant to the Pastor. Sunday School for all ages, 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship
Service, 10:45 a.m.; Evening Worship, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday: Awana kindergarten through fifth grade, 6:30 p.m.; Youth Meeting for Teens, 6:30 p.m. Adult Midweek Prayer and Bible Study, 7 p.m. A nursery for under age 3 is available at all services. Provisions for handicapped 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, transitional 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 provided. For information, call 382-3695.
CATHOLIC
� Our Lady of Grace Catholic
Church, 595 East Main St., Avon Park, 453-4757. Father Nicholas McLoughlin, pastor. Saturday Vigil Mass is 4 p.m. in English and 7 p.m. in Spanish; 8 and 10:30 a.m. in English and 6 p.m. Teen Mass. Weekdays at 8 a.m. Confessions are at 3:30 p.m. Saturday. Religious Education Classes are 9-10:20 a.m. Sunday for grades K through 7th. Confirmation class is at 7:15 p.m. Sunday.
� St. Catherine Catholic Church, 820 Hickory St., Sebring (mailing address: Parish Office, 882 Bay St., Sebring, FL 33870, 385-0049. Rev. Jose Gonzalez, Pastor. Masses - Saturday Vigil: 3:30 and 5 p.m. Sunday: 7:30, 9, and 10:30 a.m. and noon Spanish Mass. Confessions: 2:30-2:15 p.m. Saturday and 7:15-7:45 a.m. on First Friday or on request. Daily Masses, 8 a.m. and noon Monday-Friday. Enroll your students grades K3 through second grade in Catholic School.' Faith Formation Classes for grades kindergarten through fifth, from 9-10:15 Sundays in the Parish Hall. The Edge Program for grades sixth through eighth, from 6-7:30 p.m Wednesdays in the Youth Center. Life Teen for high school students from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sundays in the Youth Center. Adult Faith Formation classes from 7-9 p.m. Thursdays in the Youth Center. Choir rehearsal from 7-9 p.m. Wednesdays 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, director at 10:40 a.m. Sophia Bishop, secretary; Thelma Hall, organist; and Pat Hjort, pianist. Wednesday: Praise and Prayer, 6:30 p.m;; "Building God's Kingdom for
Everyone." "Jesus Christ, the Way> Truth and Life!" "Alive and Worth the Drive!"
� Sebring Christian Church,
4514 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872. Tod Schwingel, Preacher; . David Etherton, Youth Pastor. Sunday Worship, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday School, 11 a.m.; Sunday Youth Service, 6 p.m; Wednesday night meals, 5 p.m.; and Wednesday Bible Study, 6 p.m. Phone 382-6676.
� First Christian Church, 1016 W. Camphor St., Avon Park, FL 33825. "Where truth is taught and love abounds. "Greg Ratliff, Senior Minister; Tammy Johns, Secretary and Children's Director; Bart Culpepper, Youth Director; Jon Carter, Music Director. Bible School 9 a.m.; Worship 10 a.m.; Bible Study, 6 p.m.; Wednesday Choir Practice & Children's Classes, 5:15 p.m.; Study Groups for all ages and Children's Choir, 6:15 p.m. Nursery provided for all events.
� First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), 510
Poinsettia Avenue, (corner of Poinsettia and Eucalyptus), Sebring, FL 33870. Phone: 385-0358 or 385-3435. The Rev. Ronald Norton, Pastor; Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Praise Breakfast, 10 a..m., Morning Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Children's Church, 10:30 a.m, Thursday, Praise and Worship, 6:45 p.m. Youth Fellowship, 7:15 p.m.; Midweek Bible Study, 7:15 p.m.
CHRISTIAN &
MISSIONARY
ALLIANCE
� The Alliance Church of Sebring, 4451 Sparta Road, Sebring, FL 33875. Call 382-1343. Rev. Steve Hagen, pastor. Sunday services: Sunday School meets at 9:30 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship Service meets at 10:30 a.m.; Sunday Evening Bible Study meets at 6 p.m. (off site); Wednesday Prayer Gathering meets at 6 p.m.
CHRISTIAN SCIENCE
� Christian Science Church, 146
N. Franklin St. Sunday: 10:30 a.m. Morning Worship and Sunday School. Testimonial meetings at 4 p.m. each second and fourth Wednesday. A free public Reading Room, located at the church, is open before and after church services on Sunday and Wednesdays and by appointment. The Bible and the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy are our only preachers. All are welcome to come and partake of the comfort, guidance, support and healing found in the lesson-sermons.
CHURCH OF BRETHREN
� Church of the Brethren, 700 S.
Pine St., Sebring, FL 33870. Sunday: Church School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m. Wednesday: Temple Choir, 7:30 p.m. Phone 385-1597.
� Lorida Church of the Brethren. 332 Palms Estates Road, Lorida (three blocks south of U.S. 98) Mailing address is P.O. Box 149, Lorida, FL 33857. Phone 655-1466. Sunday School classes for
children, youth and adults at 9:30 a.m. Christian worship at 10:30 a.m. Pastor, Rev. Jim Baker.
CHURCH OF CHRIST
� Avon Park Church of Christ,
200 S. Forest Ave., Avon Park, FL 33825. Minister: Larry Roberts. Sunday Worship Services, 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nursery facilities are available at every service. Bible Study: Sunday, 9:30 a.m. and Wednesday, 7 p.m. Bible centered classes for all ages. Church phone: 453-4692.
� Sebring Parkway Church of
Christ, 3800 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL 33870; 385-7443. We would like to extend an' invitation for you and your family to visit with us here at Sebring Parkway. Our hours of service are: Sunday Bible Class, 9 a.m.; Sunday Worship Service, 10 a.m.; Sunday Evening Service, 6 p.m.; Wednesday Bible Class, 7 p.m.
CHURCH OF NAZARENE
� Church of the Nazarene of
Sebring, 420 Pine St., Sebring. Sunday: Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m. for all ages; Morning Worship at 10:45 a.m.; Service at 6 p.m. Wednesday evening service at 7 p.m. with special services for children, youth and adults. Special services once a month for seniors (Prime Timers), and young adults and families. Call for details at 385-0400. Pastor Emmett Garrison.
� First Church of the Nazarene of Avon Park, P.O. Box 1118., Avon Park, FL 33825-1118. 707 W. Main St. Randall Rupert, Pastor. Sunday: Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m. for all ages; morning worship 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 mbtlth 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 service, 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 service, 6 p.m. Wednesday evening prayer service, 7 p.m. Children and youth activities at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Everyone is welcome, please come worship with us. Don Seymour, Senior Pastor. Phone 452-0088.


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Bible continues starting at 6 p.m. with coffee, snacks and fellowship and will continue through June and then will dismiss for July and August.
The Wednesday Young Adult and Children's Bible Study has stopped for the summer. It will resume in September.
Sunday Morning Sunday School will continue through the summer, tt is taught by Fran VanHooreweghe.
The church is at 2705 Alternate Route 17 South in Sebring (behind Publix).
Parkway Free Will Baptist Church
SEBRING - The Scripture for the Sunday morning Bible lesson, "Hearing Requires Listening," is taken from Exodus 3. Pastor Jim Scags will bring the Sunday morning and evening service messages. Wednesday evening
service will be prayer time and Bible study.
Placid Lakes Baptist Church
LAKE PLACID - On Sunday, Pastor Darryl George will preach the sermon, "Living With Empowering Grace!," with regards to 11 Corinthians 12:6-10.
The church is at the corner of Washington and Kemper avenues in Placid Lakes. For more information, call 465-5126 from 8 a.m. to noon Monday through Thursday or e-mail the church at placid-lakes@hotmail.com.
Resurrection Lutheran Church
AVON PARK - On Holy Trinity Sunday, the pastor's sermon will be based on the third chapter of John. At the early worship service, Paul Willcox will be the worship
and Communion assistant, Ginny Schramm will be the lector and Nicholas McGinnis will be the acolyte. Holy Communion will be served.
St. John United Methodist Church
SEBRING � Pastor Ron De Genaro.will bring the message "Woe is Me!" with Scripture from Isaiah 6:1-8 at services this Trinity Sunday.
The Men's Fellowship is serving a free lunch in the fellowship hall from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. today for all those adversely affected by the economic downturn. The lunch will be soup* �-. sandwiches, chips, cookies, coffee and drinks.
Spring Lake Presbyterian Church
SEBRING � The sermon title for Sunday morning is
"The Lost & Found Program" from Lrfke 15:1-32. The Rev. Don Davis will be preaching.
Spring Lake United Methodist Church
SEBRING - The pastor's sermon on Sunday is "No other gods." Holy Communion will be celebrated. Fellowship follows the service.
Spring Lake United Methodist Church is at 8170 Cozumel Lane.
The Way Church
SEBRING - Youth Pastor Chris Ogden will preach the second part of his message, "The Walls Came Tumbling �- Up!" The Scripture is from the book of Nehehiiah.
Prayer meeting will be Sunday, June 14th.
The church is at 1005 N. Ridgewood Drive. The office phone is 471-6140; the pastor's cell phone is 381-6190.
Church information and the pastor's messages can be viewed at www.theway-church.org.
Trinity Lutheran Church
LAKE PLACID - The pastor will continue his sermon series "Foibles, Flops and Failures" The Bibles Biggest Boondoggles.
Vacation Bible School will be from 9 a.m. to noon June 15-19 for ages 4 years through fifth grade. Go to the Web site at www.trinity-lutheranlp.com to register or come by the church office:
The men will meet at 8 a.m. Saturday, June 13 at the Truck Stop on U.S. 27 across from Sweet Bay for a time of fellowship.
Trinity Lutheran Church is at 25 Lake view St. For more information call 465-5253. Visitors are always welcome to attend any of the church events.
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Puces To Worship
EPISCOPAL
LUTHERAN
� 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 redeetner1895@aol.com Web site: redeemeravon.com. The church is at 839 Howe's Way, Avon Park (two miles north of Sun 'N Lake Boulevard, across from Wells Dodge.)
� St. Agnes Episcopal Church,
3840 Lakeview Drive, Sebring, FL 33870. Sunday Services: Holy Eucharist Rite I - 7:45 a.m., Holy Eucharist Rite 11-10 a.m. Midweek service on Wednesday at 6 p.m. Sunday School for all ages at 9 a.m. The nursery is open 8:45 a.m. until 15 minutes after the 10 a.m. service ends. Wednesday: Adult Bible study, 9:30 a.m. Visitors are always welcome. The Rev. Jim Kurtz, rector. Church office 385-7649, for more information. '� St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church, 43 Lake June Road, Lake Placid, FL 33852. Phone: 465-0051. Rev. Elizabeth L. Myers, Rector. Sunday Worship, 8 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesday evening: Holy Communion with Healing Service, 6:15 p.m. Child care available at the 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Sunday service. Come and join us.
GRACE BRETHREN
� Grace Brethren Church, 3626 Thunderbird Road, (863) 835-0869. Dr. Randall Smith, Senior Pastor, Rev. David Ogden, Associate Pastor, Matt Wheelock, Assistant to the Pastor, and Aaron Michaud, Youth Director. "Kid City" Children's Ministries: 9 a.m.-12 noon, First Service: 9 a.m.-10:l5 a.m., Drinks, Donuts and Fellowship: 10:15 a.m.-l0:45 a.m., Second Service: 10:45 a.m.-12 noon. Sunday Evening Service: 6 p.m.-7 p.m., Wednesday Evening Service: 7 p.m.-8 p.m. "Crave" Youth Doings, Christian Life: Application, Bible Study and Prayer, and "Kid City" Children's Activities. "Kid City" Pre-School/ Day Care: Nursery Age Through 5th Grade. Monday-Friday: 7 a.m.-6 p.m. (By Registration Call: 385-3111).

INTERDENOMINATIONAL
� World Harvest and Restoration Ministries, (non-denominational) 2200 N. Avon Blvd., Avon Park, FL 33825. Phone: 452-9777 or 453-3771. Sunday service: Sunday School, 10 a.m. and worship, 11 a.m. Wednesday services: 7 p.m. prayer meeting/Bible study. Pastor: W.H. Rogers.
JEWISH
� Temple Israel of Highlands County, 1305 Temple Israel brive, Sebring, FL 33870. Welcome Rabbi Lorraine Rudenberg.
Hebrew Language Class from 12:30-2 p.m., June 11 and 18; Torah Study with Rabbi Lorraine Rudenberg at 3 p.m. June 6 and 20, and with Howard Salles from 2:30-4 p.m. June 11 and 18; Shabbat Service with Rabbi Rudenberg followed by Oneg at 6 p.m. June 5 and 19; Havdallah Service at 5 p.m. June 6 and 20. Howard Salles' Torah Study will resume in September. Open to anyone who cares to attend. Summer hours may vary. For further information, call the Temple office at 382-7744.
% Atonement Lutheran Church
(ELCA), 1178 S.E. Lakeview Drive., Sebring. The Rev. Felice A. Johnson, pastor. Jim Helwig, organist/choir director. Holy Eucharist at 9:30 a.m.; Parish Choir at 6:45 p.m. Wednesdays; and Mary/Martha Circle meets at noon first Tuesday for lunch. Phone 385-0797.
II 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 celebrated every week with traditional Lutheran Liturgy, hymns and songs of praise. Fellowship time with coffee and refreshments follows worship. Come worship and fellowship with us. For ihformation, 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 services: 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 services 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 385-11^3.
� New Life Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3725 Hammock Road, a Congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod (ELS) in fellowship with the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS). Sunday Worship at 10 a.m.; Bible Study, 9 a.m. For more Information, call Pastor Brian Klebig at 385-2293 or visit the Web site at www.newlife 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 sen/ice. Midweek Frangrance Free Wednesday worship, (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 Sundays; 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, Sehior 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 Norn's, director. Visit us online at: www.vchurch-es. com/trinitylutheranlp.
NON-DENOMINATIONAL
i Bible Fellowship Church, 3750 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872. Sunday: First Worship service and Sunday school, 9 a.m.; Second Worship service and Sunday school, 10:45 a.m. A nursery 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 morning 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, lindadowning@hotmail.com. Casey L. Downing, associate minister: Phone, 385-8171, caseydown ing@hotmail.com. Web site is www. christiantrainingministries. net m 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.GBCcohnected.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 sanctuary. Sunday school for all ages is at 9:15 a.m. We also offer, Wednesday and Saturday services at6;15a.m. and 6 p.In., respectively. Nursery/child care is available for all services. Senior Pastor Is Bill Breylinger. Office: 453-3345. Web page at www.weareunion.org. All teachings are taken from the Manufacturer's Handbook - The Holy Bible.-Come join us.
� Unity Life Enrichment Centre, new location, 10417 Orange Blossom Blvd. S., Sebring, FL 33875; 471-1122; e-mail unlty@vlstanet.net. Web site, www.unltyofsebring.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, ffl Visions Christian Community Church, 105 Jim Rodgers Ave., Avon Park (in the historical build-ihg). pastor is Alvin Conner. Sunday worship, 11:15 a.rrl. 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 perish."
� The Way Church, 1005 N. Ridgewood Drive, Sebring. Sunday school and worship service at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Youth activities, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays. The Way is a church family who gathers for contemporary worship, teaching of God's Word, prayer and fellowship. Come early and stay after for fellowship time. Child care and children's church ate provided. Relnhold Buxbaum is pastor. The Way - A place for you. Office Phone:471-6140, Church Cell Phone:381-6190. Email: theway church@hotmail.com. Web site: www. TheWayChurch.org
PRESBYTERIAN
1 Covenant Presbyterian Church
(PCA), 4500 Sun 'N Lake Blvd., Sebring, 33872-2113. A Congregation of the Presbyterian Church in America. Worship services: Sunday morning worship, informal, 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 weekly 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 second Wednesday, 1 p.m.; Potluck dinner, 6 p.m. third Wednesday; and choir practice, 6:30. p.m. Wednesday. Be a part of a warm, caring church family with traditional services, following biblical truth.
� First Presbyterian Church, ARP, 319 Poinsettia Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. 385-0107. Slinday School, all ages, 9:30 a.m.; Worship Service, 1ta.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 available 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, www.fpclp.com, 118 N. Oak Ave., Lake Placid, 465-2742. E-mail: fpclp@earthlink.net. The Rev. Ray Cameron, senior pastor; the Rev. Drew Severance, associate pastor. Suhday 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 sen/ice to help them grow in their spiritual knowledge.
� Spring Lake Presbyterian Church (USA), 5887 U.S. 98, Sebring, FL 33876. Suhday 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, springlakepc@embarq-mait.com, Web site, http://slpc.presbychurch. org.
SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST
� Avon Park Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1410 West Avon Blvd., Avon Park: Phone: 453-6641 or e-mail: avonparks-da@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 ahd 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 meeting, 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
II The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter bay Saints, 3235 Grand Prix Drive, Sebring, FL 33870. Phone: 382-9092. Dale Bargar, bishop; Butler Tyler, first counselor; and James Parker, second counselor. 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 meeting, 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
i 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: Sundays with Rick Heilig, youth director. The 10:55 a.m. Sunday worship service is broadcast over WITS 1340 on AM dial. There Is a nursery available at all services. M 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., (overlooking Lake Clay) Lake Placid, FL, 33852. The Rev. Douglas S. Pareti, senior pastor. Claude H.L. Burnett, pastoral assistant. Sunday schedule: Union" Worship Service at 9:30 a.m.; New Song worship service at 9:30 a.m.; Sunday School for all ages at 10:45 a.m.; Loving nursery care provided every Sunday morning. We offer Christ-centered Sunday school classes, youth programs, Bible studies, book studies and Christian fellowship. We are a congregation that want to know Christ and make Him known. Call the church office at 465-2422. or check out our church Web site at www.memorialumc.com.
m 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 sen/ices. Phone 382-1736. www.stjohnse-bring.org
� Spring Lake United Methodist Church, 8170 Cozumel Lane, (Hwy 98) Sebring. The Rev. Clyde Weaver Jr., Pastor. Worship service 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
II Emmanuel United Church of Christ, where God is still speaking. 3115 Hope Street, Sebring, FL 33875 (1.8 miles west of U.S. 27 and Hammock Road). Suhday worship, 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-mall eucc@earth link.net or check the Web site sebringemmanuelucc.com. No matter who you are or where you are on life's journey, you're welcome here.
VINEYARD
� Heartland Vineyard, 2523 U.S. 27 South, Qust 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, contemporary and Christ-centered.


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'Hangover' is inspired, until it wears off
; You'd be forgiven for thinking "The Hangover" is a documentary.
After all, who hasn't woken up in a trashed Las Vegas hotel suite with a missing tooth, a,tiger in the bathroom, a baby in the closet and little or no memory of what happened the night before?
; Director Todd Phillips and screenwriters Jon Lucas and Scott Moore take this familiar "What happens in Vegas ..." idea to bold new heights � or depths, depending on your perspective � with a comedy that stays weird and wild for the first two-thirds, only to disappoint in the final act. ; Structurally, though, it's based oh a clever concept: Three guys take their buddy Doug (Justin Bartha) to Vegas for a bachelor party right before his wedding. When they wake up the morning after their bacchanal, they realize the groom is missing � and that's only the beginning of their trouble,
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suite will probably require a second viewing; there's no way to take it all in at once. (It must have been fun to be the production designer that day.)
As in Phillips' "Old School" � by far the best movie he's ever made � the casting of these motley pals goes a long way toward making such crazy situations even vaguely acceptable. Bradley Cooper ("He's Just Not That Into You") once again plays it breezy and arrogant as de facto leader Phil, a school teacher who steals from his students and hates his life (a fact that wilj miraculously reverse itself by the movie's end).
Ed Helms co-stars as Stu, a sweet but insecure dentist who lives under the tyrannical reign of his insulting, smothering girlfriend (Helms' fellow former "Daily Show" correspondent Rachael Harris in a grating one-note role). "The Hangover" does give Helms a chance to show some unexpected dramatic chops and singing skills, though.
And although he's there to tag along, Zach Galifianakis steals many a moment as Doug's soon-to-be brother-in-law Alan. As a loner with a sketchy past who clearly yearns to be accepted by the other guys, his performance is a fascinating balance of creepy and endearing; it's risky but it works.
But Ken Jeong, veteran of several Judd Apatow productions as well as "Role Models," is stuck here in a role that's a distasteful (and unfunny) stereotype of both Asians and gays. As a vengeful gangster, he's part of a third act that ends up being a huge letdown compared to the inspired antics that preceded it. We won't say where Doug was the whole time � we can't even say much about Doug himself, because he's barely there � but the answer is sadly mundane.
Maybe that's the point, the final gag: that the joke's on Phil, Stu and Alan and, by association, us. But that makes for one hell of a rude awakening.
Capsule reviews of 'Land of the Lost' and 'My Life in Ruins
Land of the Lost
There is exactly one funny bit here, and it stands out because it comes at the very beginning and the very end. Will Ferrell, as arrogant scientist Dr. Rick Marshall, appears on the "Today" show to discuss his time-travel theories and pimp out his latest book. Matt Lauer, thinking he's a crackpot, interviews him with unmis-takabale disdain and chafes at Marshall's attempts to hijack the segment. In between, though, is an awkward combination of kitschy comedy (which is never amusing) and earnest action (which is never thrilling). And it's not as if the source material was worthy of a big-budget summer blockbuster starring an A-lister. The Sid & Marty Krofft TV series "Land of the Lost," about a family that gets sucked into a prehistoric age when an earthquake hits' while they're rafting, aired for just three seasons in the mid-1970s. It was laughable with its stiff dialogue and low-tech effects. At least the series knew what it was, though. Working from a script by Chris Henchy and Dennis McNicholas (though Ferrell and co-star Danny McBride clearly did a healthy amount of ad-libbing), director Brad Silberling can't seem to decide whether he's making fun of the show's cheesy visuals or seizing on its sense of rough-hewn adventure. And so in hopes of pleasing the lowest common denominator nonetheless, they offer an overload of jokes about dinosaur poop
and urine. Danny McBride and Anna Friel co-star as Will and Holly, with "Saturday Night Live" writer Jorma Taccone as the mischievous primate Chaka. PG-13 for crude and sexual content, and for language including a drug reference. 93 min. One star out of four.
My Life in Ruins
As we learn here, the Greek word for mojo � or zest for life � is "kefi." Nia Vardalos' character has lost hers and needs to get it back. Wonder what the Greek words are for corny, hackneyed and flat. (^Because those are all applicable, too. Vardalos tries to recreate the unexpected magic of the 2002 sleeper smash "My Big Fat Greek Wedding," which made her a star and earned her an Oscar nomination for her screenplay. Although she didn't write the script this time � that's the dubious work of former "Simpsons" writer and producer Mike Reiss � "My Life in Ruins" strives for the same sort of affectionately teasing ethnic humor. Instead, it feels like an uncomfortable parade of Borscht Belt gags and lame stereotypes. Vardalos stars as Georgia, a Greek-American tour guide living an uptight life in Athens. She always gets stuck with the obnoxious tourists while her rival gets the beautiful women and polite Canadians. These people are spectacularly unfunny, especially under the overly jaunty direction of Donald Petrie ("Miss Congeniality," "Just My Luck"). With her love of history, Georgia wants to share the glory of the coun-
try's ancient ruins and tell their stories; all her tacky travelers want to do is shop and eat ice cream. But this being a contrived romantic comedy, Georgia naturally finds love where she least expects it: right on her tour bus, with the long-haired, unkempt driver, who's been
saddled with the unfortunate name of Poupi Kakas (Alexis Georgoulis). Go ahead, say� it out loud to yourself. Then try to contain the sidesplitting laughter. PG-13 for sexual content. 96 min. Zero stars out of four. � Christy Lemire, AP Movie Critic
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Ladies keep it clean
92 percent of women would rather go a week without shaving their legs than go a week without brushing their teeth.
"Lost" without their toothbrush
Almost 48 percent of Americans say that if they were stuck on a deserted island, having their toothbrush would be more important than having toilet paper.
First impressions
68 percent of people say they would be more embarrassed if they forgot to brush their teeth than if they forgot to put on deodorant.
It's all about the power (brush)
46 percent of Americans feel that old-fashioned manual toothbrushes are more properly suited to clean bathroom tile grout than their teeth.
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33 percent of Americans say they want their teeth especially clean for their wedding; more so than for a big date (18 percent), a job interview (16 percent) or high school reunion (9 percent).
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Did you know that 85 percent of Americans are so obsessed with brushing their teeth that they keep extra toothbrushes on hand just about everywhere? It's true! According to a 2008 SpinBrush survey, popular places include a purse or briefcase, the office, the car and even a gym bag.
Knowing this makes it astonishing that every year approximately 32 million workdays are lost due to dental problems. People love brushing, so why are so many having dental problems? It seems like it's time to get back to the basics about oral care, its effect on overall health and basic brushing. So make oral hygiene a priority ... for the health of it!
The Big Picture
It's been said that the eyes are the windows to a person's soul. Just the same, the mouth is a window to a person's health. Harmful bacteria can develop and fester in the mouth � especially if teeth and gums are not well taken care of. Some are concerned that, eventually, these bacteria can make their way into the bloodstream, leading to other infections. But a healthy focus on taking care of your teeth and gums can allow you to breathe easy and worry less.
As Easy As 1-2-3
Maintaining good oral hygiene can be achieved in three easy steps:
1. Find a good dentist and visit every six months for a teeth cleaning and check up.
2. Floss every day! Flossing helps to remove plaque and decaying food that remains stuck between teeth and can often lead to gum irritation. Lack of flossing can often lead to receding gums and cavities between the teeth.
3. Brush your teeth for at least two minutes at a time, twice a day. Proper brushing can prevent things like gingivitis and gum disease, which causes at least one-third of tooth loss in adults.
It's All About the Brush
An important part of brushing is having a great toothbrush. While manual brushes have a longer history, adults actually prefer powered-brushes. In fact, the SpinBrush survey showed that two-thirds of those surveyed recognize the efficiency of a powered toothbrush and understand it delivers a deeper clean than a manual brush. The newest innovation in powered toothbrushes is the sonic brush, like the SpinBrush Sonic, which is available in Pro Clean and Pro Whitening variations. Sonic toothbrushes are defined by the high rate of speed that their brush head vibrates. SpinBrush Pro Clean Sonic delivers up to 16,000 strokes per minute, and creates dynamic fluid action that helps to reach in between teeth � where manual brushes may not reach. In fact, it removes up to 95 percent of plaque in hard-to-reach places.
It's important to be diligent about brushing, flossing and visiting the dentist. It doesn't take much effort, but it will benefit your teeth � and your health � in the long run.
For more information on oral hygiene, visit www.spin-brush.com. And make oral care a priority ... for the health of it.

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68 percent of women would never consider sharing a toothbrush with their significant other. On the other hand, nearly half of men (49 percent) are OK with sharing their toothbrush with their significant other, with 19 percent of them feeling comfortable doing so within the first one to three months of a relationship.
Why it matters
Taking care of your mouth is about more than a nice smile. According to the Mayo Clinic and the ADA, oral health may be linked to a number of other health conditions:
Cardiovascular disease: Some research shows that heart disease, clogged arteries and stroke may be linked to oral health.
Diabetes: Diabetes increases the risk of gum disease, cavities, tooth loss and some oral infections. Poor oral health can make it harder to control diabetes.
Osteoporosis: The first stage of bone loss may show up in your teeth. Your dentist may be able to spot this during a routine exam and X-rays.
Pregnancy and birth: Gum disease has been linked to premature birth, so it's vital to maintain good oral health before and during pregnancy.