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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 12, 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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It's Under Control
Prescribed burns, which have been taking place this week on federal land inside Highlands County, are essential to maintaining endangered plant species
News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS Reggie Forcine, of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, uses a drip torch to start a controlled burn Thursday in the National Wildlife Refuge known as Flamingo Villas Unit in Sebring.
By TREY CHRISTY
trey.christy@newssun.com
SEBRING
^T"^ hose huge plumes of smoke billowing from the | ! southeast area of the county are nothing to
worry about � it's all under control. *'
Jl. The county is in fact following it's prescription � controlled burns, take whenever possible.
So far this week more than 750 acres in Highlands County have been burned by the Federal United States Fish & Wildlife Service.
It has been more than two years since the federal agency has even been able to touch the Lake Wales Ridge National Wildlife Refuge lands due to dry conditions.
"There aren't too many people that know there is a federal wildlife refuge in Highlands County," said Tim Elder, forest area supervisor for the Florida Division of Forestry, which was assisting the FWS. "It's kind of unique because it's the first one where the refuge was acquired due to rare and endangered plants instead of animals."
There are over a dozen plants that are unique to the refuge, which consists of over 2,000 acres in four parcels, two in Highlands County and two in Polk
News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Fire Management Officer Glen Stratton and Wildlife Biologist Stan Howarter wait for humidity levels to drop Thursday morning before beginning a prescribed burn at Flamingo Villas, a National Wildlife Refuge, in Sebring.
County.
Burns were going on almost every day this week, weather permitting, and the burn on Thursday was on the^ largest portion of the refuge, a 1,300-acre area
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County makes it tougher to start medical transport
By ED BALDRIDGE
ed.baldridge@newssun .com
SEBRING � Commissioners voted 4-1 after two hours of on-the-spot rewriting of a proposed ordinance to make it tougher for non-medial transport companies to start or expand their business into Highlands County.
But the ordinance does not apply the same rules to those already doing, business here, and has a clause that only applies the tougher rules to new businesses coming' in or applying to expand their services.
Commissioner Jeff Carlson cast the dissenting vote, and called the new ordinance "too restrictive and way too subjective."
"Out of the ' 12 rules you've added to review, only two of those do with safety. The other 10 are too subjective and too restrictive. I believe we are trying to regulate free enterprise with this, and I think that is wrong," Carlson said!
"What criteria are you going to use to determine if a transport company has a successful business model?" Carlson asked Steve Coltharp, director of the county's Emergency Medical Services, who defended the new rules, i "We cannpt overlook the safety of our citizens, and this strives to insure that," Coltharp said.
Coltharp asserted that the new rules would provide a more in-depth look at the quality of service that a transport service can provide before the county issues it a license.
"The state does not have the manpower or the funding to properly look at the inspections or the applicants. The state can only provide a quick snapshot of the transport companies," Coltharp said.
Rick Weigand, who retired as the county's EMS director two years ago, was brought in by Commissioner Barbara Stewart to support the measure. He agreed that
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Facts of Smoak crash
released
By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY
christopher.tujfley@newssun.com
LAKE PLACID - Days shy of a year after Mason Smoak and David Maehr were killed in airplane crash at the Placid Lakes Airport on June 20, 2008, the National Transportation Safety Board released its factual report regarding the incident.
The report is a simple list of established facts, it draws no conclusions.
Those will be released in a separate analysis, drawn from the factual report, probably by the end of the summer, according to Peter Knudson, spokesman for the National Safety
Transportation Board.
News-Sun photo by TREY CHRISTY Mason Smoak and David Maehr were killed in airplane crash at the Placid Lakes Airport on June 20, 2008.
Until then the NTSB will make no comment.
The report establishes that Smoak was the pilot, and Maehr the passenger, sitting directly behind Smoak.
The weather was clear and visibility estimated at 10 miles at the time of the accident. There were scattered clouds at 3,900 feet and four knot winds from the
northwest.
The plane was a two-seater Piper PA-18-150 � a high-wing, fixed-gear, tail-wheel configuration � painted a bright yellow.
According to the report, "The airplane came to a rest in a grassy area approximately 940 feet north of the south end, and 130
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Charles Kincaid, 66, was shot by Bradenton police
News-Sun staff report
BRADENTON � A Sebring man accused of one bank robbery and suspected in another who was shot by Bradenton police officers is out of the hospital and in jail.
According to the Bradenton Herald, Charles T. Kincaid Sr., 66, was shot in the arm after officers said he pointed a gun at them following a botched bank robbery on June 2.
A teller at the Gateway Bank on Manatee Avenue West reportedly saw Kincaid putting on a mask in the parking lot and locked the doors to the bank. Police reports said Kincaid tried to flee in his truck, but was quickly pulled over by police.
Two officers approached the truck and opened fire after Kincaid pointed a gun at them, arrest reports said.
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Two Lake Placid men die in Putnam County head-on crash
BY LARRY SULLIVAN
Palatka Daily News
SAN MATEO � A head-on crash near San Mateo early Monday has claimed a second life.
A passenger in the car, Felipe Vazquez, 31, of Lake Placid, died at a Gainesville hospital several hours after he was evacuated by helicopter, the Florida Highway Patrol said Wednesday.
The car in which Vazquez was riding collided head-on with a pick-
up driven by a Palatka woman, who authorities said suffered serious injuries. The collision occurred about 6:45 a.m. Monday on State Road 100, about three miles east of the highways intersection with U.S. 17 in San Mateo.
That stretch of road was closed for about three hours as troopers investigated the wreck and crews removed debris.
The driver of the automobile, identified by the FHP as 26-year-
old Noe Cervantes of Lake Placid, died at the crash site.
Troopers said Susan Basse, 50, of Palatka, was driving east at the time of the wreck. She was taken to a Jacksonville hospital in serious condition, the patrol said. Troopers are still investigating why the vehicles collided.
"Right now we don't really know what caused them to go across the center line," Trooper Kelvin Vega said Monday.
The car and truck came to rest in the middle of the two-lane highway. Emergency workers used high-powered equipment to peel the car apart and remove its roof to pull Cervantes and Vazquez from the mangled wreckage.
Parts of the 11-year-old car were scattered across the highway, mixed with music CDs and other items, including a pair of work boots.
Basse's truck, a dark-colored Explorer, buckled in the crash.
Although seriously injured, Basse was able to use a cell phone and call 911 for help after the crash.
No skid marks were visible. Investigators found no sign that either the car or the pickup had overCorrected after driving off the highways shoulder, which Vega said was a common cause of wrecks on two-lane roads.
Weather was not a factor, Vega said.
SUV flips after collision on U.S. 27
By TREY CHRISTY
trey.christy� newssun .com SEBRING � A Cape Coral woman was sent to Highlands Regional Medical Center with minor injuries after her SUV rolled between three and five times, a witness said.
The accident, which happened at the U.S. 98 and 27 intersection at about 2 p.m. Wednesday, slowed traffic for about an hour while glass and other debris were cleared from the roadway.
According to witnesses, Ruth Gilmore, 56, of Alabama, was on the northbound side of U.S. 27 in the turn lane preparing to turn west onto State Road 66.
She attempted the turn but struck a late model Chevrolet Tahoe driven by Cassandra Hicks, 34, of Cape Coral.
Hicks was traveling southbound in the right lane when the front of Gilmore's Scion tC sideswiped her, sending her vehicle into a roll, said witness Kelly Grimm of Sebring.
Grimm said she witnessed the whole incident from behind the Tahoe, while in
News-Sun photo by TREY CHRISTY Florida Highway Patrol Trooper Ken Jorgensen interviews witnesses, including Kelly Grimm (far left) after Wednesday afternoon's accident on U.S. 27.
the turn lane onto S.R. 66.
"That was horrible," she said. "I could see it real good, unfortunately."
There were no passengers in either
vehicle and Gilmore was standing on the side of the road after the accident.
She did not require medical treatment.
Advocacy Center gets surprise visit from state VIP
By ED BALDRIDGE
edbaldridge@newssun.com
SEBRING � Folks at the Children's Advocacy Center in Sebring were surprised and delighted when the Florida secretary for the Department of Children & Families, George Sheldon, paid an unannounced visit last Tuesday.
According to Jeff Roth, executive director of the Advocacy Center, Sheldon was in town to meet with state Rep. Denise Grimsley and was offered a tour of the by Sheriff Susan Benton.
The Children's Advocacy Center is a private/public partnership between the Highlands County Board of County Commission and the Children's Services Foundation of Highlands County.
The center co-locates all Highlands County agencies that are involved in child abuse investigations and treatment to minimize trauma and provide prevention sup-
Courtesy photo
The Children's Advocacy Center had surprise visitors earlier this Week. Jerry Muolo (from left), Department of Children and Families operations manager, Florida DCF Secretary George Sheldon, Highlands County Sheriff Susan Benton, and DCF Program Administrator Christina Garcia visit with Jeffrey Roth, director of The Children's Advocacy Center.
port to families needing assistance to stay intact.
"It shouldn't hurt to be a kid" states the center's Web site, and Roth strives with the county to "give child victims of abuse a safe place to tell their story and feel secure in the knowledge that their
abuser cannot reach them."
The unique center has been in operation since October 1998, and is one of only a few such institutions in Florida.
Accredited by the National Children's Alliance in its first year of operation, the
center serves more than 500 children annually.
WHO: Swine flu officially a pandemic
Associated Press
GENEVA - The World Health Organization told its member nations it was declaring a swine flu pandemic Thursday � the First global flu epidemic in 41 years � as infections climbed in the United States, Europe, Australia, South America and elsewhere.
In a statement sent to member countries, WHO said it decided to raise the pandemic warning level from phase 5 to 6 � its highest alert � after holding an emergency meeting on swine flu with its experts.
The long-awaited pandemic decision is scientific confirmation that a new flu virus has emerged and is quickly circling the globe. It will trigger drugmakers to speed up production of a swine flu vaccine and prompt governments to devote more money toward efforts to contain the virus.
"At this early stage, the pandemic can be characterized globally as being moderate in severity," WHO said in
the statement, urging nations not to close borders or restrict travel and trade. "(We) remain in close dialogue with influenza vaccine manufacturers."
On Wednesday, WHO said 74 countries had reported nearly 27,737 cases of swine flu, including 141 deaths.
The agency has stressed that most cases are mild and
require no treatment, but the fear is that a rash of new infections could overwhelm hospitals and health authorities � especially in poorer countries.
Still, about half of the people who have died from swine flu were previously young and healthy � people who are not usually susceptible to flu.
Sebring Circle gets speaker upgrade
By ED BALDRIDGE
ed.baldridge@newssun .com
SEBRING - The Community Redevelopment Agency voted unanimously Monday night to upgrade the current sound system on the Circle in downtown Sebring.
Bassett Customer Audio/Video was not the lowest bidder for the contract, but it was determined that the local service was worth a bit more than groups from out of town.
Bassett's bid of $6,889.55 was $625.55 higher than the low bid by Westberry Audio Group of Winter Haven.
Tony Bassett told the CRA commissioners Monday that his company could install the updated system within about two weeks.
Bassett told the CRA that before the upgrades can happen, the city needs to level-up the main cabinet that will hold the system.
According to Bassett, the cabinet is sound, but over the -years has settled and is leaning to one side making it hard to open and close the cabinet door.
Additionally, Bassett assured the CRA that the new equipment was encased in plastic, and thus would hold up better to the elements.
All city sanctioned events, like Heartland Idol, Saturday Cruise, and the
'This was designed to be a very flexible
system.'
PETE POLLARD
Sebring CRA director
Gallery Walk, to name a few, will be able to use the new system, and provisions were made so that local disc jockeys could plug in their own equipment if needed.
"This was designed to be a very flexible system," CRA Executive Director Pete Pollard said.
Pollard recommended giving a local preference to Bassett, but also said that the speakers Bassett recommended would better meet the city's needs than those offered by the other bidders.
According to Pollard, the new system will have wide-dispersion speakers.
"We'll get better sound quality in the Circle without creating as much of a disturbance outside the area," Pollard said.
"It should be in place before any of our major events take place," Pollard added.
Although paid for with CRA funds,,the upgraded system will remain the property of the city of Sebring.
Precautionary boil water notice issued in Sebring Ridge
Special to the News-Sun SEBRING - Residents on the west side of Memorial Drive in Sebring Ridge who are on the City of Avon Park Water System are advised to boil water used for drinking, cooking, making ice, brushing teeth or washing dishes after a
six-inch PVC pip split causing a water main break on Wednesday.
The precautionary boil water notice will remain in effect until the problem has been corrected and bacteriological survey shows that water is safe to drink.
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News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS George Pelt and Jaclyn Solodovnic, both of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, cruise through an area known as Flamingo Villas on Thursday morning and keep an eye on a prescribed burn on the National Wildlife Refuge near U.S. 98 in Sebring.
Fires are a prescription for healthy lands
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called Flamingo Village, named after a subdivision slated for the land that was never built.
The timing of the burns aren't just thanks to the extremely wet weather, but they also coincide with what FWS wildlife biologist Stan Howarter said are many of the plants' normal cycles.
"The system here is set up for a lightning strike to start a fire this time of year and start a midsize chunk of this land," he said. "A lot of these plant species have evolved into setting their seed or springing up; flowering after'a burn."
It can also help weed out foreign plants that are not "fire adapted," he said.
But before even starting the first patch of leaves, a detailed plan, or prescription, is set out for each area.
This includes all types of weather and other factors, from wind speed and direction to humidity and fuels.
"Wind helps you, it is your friend," said Glen Stratton, fire management officer with the FWS. "But you only want a 2 to 3 mile-per-hour wind for smoke management."
Wind determines which
News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS Division of Forestry Area Supervisor Tim Elder talks with members of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Thursday in Sebring.
direction the fire will spread, allowing the FWS to have control over the burn, but too much wind and not only could the fire spread too rapidly, but the smoke could interfere with local residential areas or the Sebring Regional Airport.
Controlling that is not a big deal for Stratton, who works for the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, where he has to make sure . they don't interfere with the Kennedy Space Center.
With Stratton making a three-hour drive to come to Highlands County to Work on the lands, everything is scheduled ahead of time. An unmanned weather station transmits constant readouts of weather conditions from inside the refuge.
"A lot of planning goes into going down here," he said.
Factual report on Smoak crash released
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feet east, of the runway. The fuselage was in a near vertical, nose down attitude, with the vertical stabilizer pointed southeast. The nose of the airplane was embedded approximately 16 inches into the ground. The cabin volume was significantly reduced by impact forces ... and showed significant crush damage."
The report goes on to state the aft and tail sections showed moderate bending and twisting.
An examination of the engine � which had remained attached to the fuselage � showed everything normal and working, with the exception of two under-torqued carburetor bowl screws.
Regarding flaps and stabilizers, the report states that "Flight control continuity was established for all primary flight controls, except for impact and recovery related separations." Control cable continuity for the flaps was also established.
The report refers to the autopsies done on Smoak and Maehr by the District 10 Medical Examiner of Florida.
Smoak
Maehr
Both men died as the result of multiple blunt force traumatic injuries.
Smoak, however, showed evidence of coronary artery stenoses, or narrowing of his arteries. It remains for the analysis report to determine whether this contributed to the crash.
Other than doctor ordered prescription medication, Smoak's toxicology screen was clear.
The bulk of the factual report records witness testimony.
While about 10 individuals saw the airplane at various times in its approximate half-hour flight, only the husband of the airport manager witnessed the return of the airplane.
All of the witnesses report the airplane as flying very low, especially when over the surface of three lakes in the area.
One man working on the roof of a home reported the airplane as flying "lower
than the house", and that at one point it "came down,and followed ... and passed a jet ski."
Photographs taken by Maehr from inside the airplane during the flight, show a tire contacting the water and throwing spray.
The report states the husband of the airport manager "saw the airplane fly south along the north-south runway (on its return) at a height which he variously estimated to be between 40 and 100 feet above the ground. When the airplane neared the south end of the (asphalt) runway, the witness heard the engine rpm increase, and saw the airplane conduct an abrupt pull-up, followed by a turn to the left and a rapid descent. He described the maneuver as a 'dramatic left bank.'"
The plane then disappeared from his sight behind a tree line and he heard a "thud". It was 12:10 p.m.
This witness, "indicated that the pilot's low-altitude downwind pass, pull-up and course reversal near the end of the runway was not an unusual or abnormal maneuver for the pilot." Two other individuals corroborated that statement.
Medical transport rules tightened
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the'state was not doing an adequate job.
"The last time I looked, they only had two inspectors and over 250 providers to check out," Weigand said.
"This gives you more control over who comes into the county and tries to provide this service."
According to Stewart, Weigand was the one who originally started the re-write of the ordinance before he left his position.
"This is overreaching the bounds of government, and is intrusive to private enterprise and I am opposed to it," Carlson strenuously objected.
"No offense, but we do not have the staff or the ability to do what this ordinance states. As an accountant, I would not touch this and would be worried about liability if
I did review a company's financials for this," Carlson added.
Coltharp countered his department was not planning on doing a complete review, and that if the county did not have the staff that could do the financial inspection, someone could be hired.
"Now you are telling us that this is going to cost us money. Where is the money going to come from to hire this individual to do this review?" Carlson asked.
County Administrator Michael Wright took the microphone at that point to assure Carlson that the county already had several CPAs on staff who could do the reviews without hiring someone else.
The new rules go into effect as soon as County Attorney Ross Macbeth can make the changes discussed in the meeting.
Chef Louie to help with fundraisers
Special to the News-Sun
SEBRING - It will be more than just your regular hot dog fundraiser this coming Saturday evening, when the American Party of Florida joins the Second Saturday Nite Cruise on the Circle in downtown Sebring.
"We'll have the beer dogs, sure," corporate chef Louie DeAngelis said. "But I also have some crazy good stuff we're going to be pulling out of the deep fryer that I know people are going to love."
That includes deep fried peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, deep fried gator bites, plus both sweet chips and silver dollar chips..
"I've discovered this sweet batter to use that just sets the taste off perfectly," said DeAngelis, who declined to reveal his secret recipe. "I just hope we have enough for everybody!"
DeAngelis most recently
served the gator bites as a fundraiser at First United Methodist Church in Avon -Park where they were a popular item. Many of the patrons were University of Florida fans who wanted to "get the gator in them."
Sweet chips and silver dollar chips are a choice of regular potatoes or sweet potatoes.
DeAngelis has become well known for his fundrais-ing activities. He plans to have another, similar cookout from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. today at Lake Placid Feed & Western Wear. The proceeds from that event will go to help the Highlands County Humane Society.
DeAngelis has a weekly radio program on AM730 WWTK Saturday afternoons beginning at 1pm and has a Web site with recipes and kitchen tips at www.the kitchenfreaks.com.
Sebring man accused of bank robberies
Continued from page 1A
Kincaid was flown to Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg to be treated for a gunshot wound to the arm and was released from the hospital and booked into the jail on charges of attempted armed robbery and aggravated assault with a firearm on a law enforcement
officer. His bond is $1 million.
Manatee County Sheriff's Office spokesman Dave Bristow told the Herald that investigators think Kincaid also robbed a First Bank branch in Bradenton on May 18. Bristow said charges are pending against Kincaid in the First Bank robbery.
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Editorial & Opinion
Diversity can sometimes lead to injustice
The nomination of Sonia Sotomajor to the Supreme Court has raised the issue of how we balance diversity and justice.
I am a firm believer in equality of opportunity. No one should be denied education or employment or any of the benefits of society simply because of race, sex, color, religion, or national origin, but equality of opportunity does not guarantee equality of results. Those who are committed to "diversity politics" insist that justice requires that we manipulate hiring and rewards so that they are distributed based on the race, sex, color, and national origin. (Notice I did not include religion.)
There was a time when women, African Americans, Asians, Jews, and Catholics were denied opportunities simply because of the group to which they belonged. This was wrong and is now illegal. The door should be open wide for all who are qualified, but those committed to diversity politics would push certain groups to the head of the line, which inevitably means denying opportunities to others - those not in the favored groups.
I do not understand why a woman, such as myself, who has had the advantages of a comfortable life and an excellent education, should be pushed to the front of the line simply because I am a woman and my brother forced to the back. � �
Why should my dear ^ daughter-in-law be given preference simply because she is Mexican - from a middle class family of German and Spanish descent, -' over my American born daughter, who is from a middle class family of German and English descent?
Why should the high-achieving children of Asian immigrants be denied admission to the better universities because the quota for smart Asians has been filled?
Why should white male firemen who passed the test required for promotion be denied that promotion because minority applicants failed the test? -Where is the justice? Those pushing diversity politics insist that their favoritism of certain groups is required in order to remedy past injustice, but most recipients of these favors, weren't even born when discriminatory practices were routinely employed and most of the unfavored never personally engaged in discrimination. They are being forced to pay for the sins of others. This is unjust and it is a shame that Judge
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Dale O'Leary
Sotomajor didn't recognize this when she summarily dismissed the firemen's claim of reverse discrimination.
lf*those pushing diversity politics really want to increase minority achievement, they would support school vouchers. Much of the lack of achievement for minorities springs from the fact that they are trapped in under-performing schools. If the money followed the students and parents were allowed to send their children to the school of their choice, achievement might be more equal. A tiny pilot program to do just that was instituted in Washington. DC with excellent results, but the Obama administration is - at the behest of the teachers' unions and in spite of the parents' pleas - phasing out that program. All Washington DCs children must have equally bad educations.
The major media and aca-demia routinely push diversity politics, but when it comes to real- diversity, they are among the worst offenders. Nowhere is America more segregated. While insisting that every other institution reflect American diversity in race, sex and ethnicity, they routinely discriminate on the basis of religion and conviction. It isn't by chance the percentage of pro-lifers and devout Christians in these institutions in miniscule. I have talked to Christians, pro-lifers and Republicans who applied to teach at major institutions or sought to be hired by the major media. They knew that they had to be careful not to reveal there beliefs, because if they did their resumes would be tossed in the trash.
I am genuinely pleased when the achievements of women are recognized, because I am convinced that women are just as capable as men. I am pleased when people rise through hard work and education from humble beginnings to become productive and successful.
But I worry when everyone thinks that it is great that Judge Sotomajor got her job because she is a Hispanic woman, not because she is the most qualified person. If that kind of thinking is applied to judicial judgments, it can only increase diversity injustice.
Dale O'Leary of Avon Park is a writer and lecturer and author of "The Gender Agenda: Redefining Equality and One Man, One Woman."
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Keep the music ringing
Editor:
Recently, I read a letter in your column from someone from the Highlands Delta Chorale, the choir that was recently forced to close their doors after many years of bringing beautiful music to this community, and sadly due to lack of new members.
As I read her letter I realized how sad it is that this generation of younger folks live in a time, that due to high divorce rates, forcing both parents to work, and rising crime, forcing them to be the entertainment center for their children, parents no longer have the opportunity or free time to enjoy such pleasures as singing or even volunteering in some of the helping clubs that are thus, also struggling with lack of membership. Sadly, their children are no longer able to play outside by themselves, riding their bikes, roller skating, or playing hop-scotch, like our children did years ago.
I sing with the Heart of Highland Show Chorus and I don't want to see music die in our community. I truly hope, as things keep getting worse all around us, that we all come together to, "Keep the Music Ringing." I encourage all of your women readers that have a song in their heart, including the ladies from the Delta Chorale, to come and join our chorus on Thursday nights at 7 p.m. We meet at the Rotary Club in Avon Park. Let's fill that hall to the brim, bursting the walls with music.
Music is the one universal thing that heals the sole. Troubles seem to disappear when a song comes from your heart. You can be
Today's Editorial
Be ready to share the road
In just six weeks and two days the fourth annual Heartland Triathlon takes place. We mention this because already individuals and groups have begun serious training.
As the days pass we will all see more and more sweating men and women taking to the road in running shoes and on bikes, especially in the evening and on weekends, so please be prepared.
Our task as hosts is to be smart and to be patient, but most of all to pay attention � double check those blind spots.
Remember bicyclists are allowed to ride two abreast, there may be more out there than the ones whom you see.
By law bicycles are moving vehicles and that means the rules of the road apply when negotiating around them.
It is against the law to pass a bicyclist if it means your vehicle has to move into the oncoming lane, especially when rounding a curve. Saving a few seconds isn't
worth the risk of a head-on collision.
Most important � slow down and give a rider plenty of room, allow at least three feet.
Bicyclists also have their responsibilities.
Bicycles are moving vehicles. That means they belong in the street. That cement strip with a curb, running parallel to the road, is a sidewalk, not a bike path. It's where pedestrians have the right-of-way � a fact that applies to every single cyclist all of the time.
And cyclists need to obey traffic laws just as car or truck drivers do � the stop and yield signs also apply to all of you; as do traffic lights. Don't sail through intersections, at least notiif you want to survive.
Keep your eyes just as
peeled as the drivers around you. Have compassion for people on their way to work or going home; please don't hog the road.
Of course, on the water everyone � swimmers, boaters and jet skiers � also need to take extra care over the next several weeks.
There will be moments before the weekend of July 25-26 when we who are enjoying the triathlon vicariously will have to pace ourselves to a triathlete's needs. Those times might cause occasional frustration, especially on the day of the race itself when so much turns topsy-turvy.
But, in the end it's all a small price to pay for an event that brings a great deal of benefit, including cold hard cash during the slow summer season, into our county.
So the best plan is to relax, enjoy the show and the bright colors � who knows, you might get inspired and next year be at the head of the pack.
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young or old, rich or poor, white or black, Democrat or . Republican, music has no preference. So I sincerely hope your readers, who do love to sing, will not hold back just letting this wonderful art in our community die. Let's all sing out so everyone hears the music.
Jeanne Parzygnat Lake Placid
We must know what we stand for in order to stand
Editor:
Today (June 6) is the celebration of D Day and I am remembering that day. World War II was a war that needed to be fought, but the cost in human lives was tremendous. Too often we only remember the ones who have died in war, but how about the living wounded? It's not only the loss of body parts, but the psychological damages. Our veterans' hospitals have so many patients whose minds and emotions will never be well again. Families were torn apart from separation and the difficulties of living with the emotionally scarred was a bitter aftermath.
But we know that we can't tolerate human abuse or loss of freedom. Then what can we do? We should live our lives so that everybody can see that Christianity is right and it works out for everyone's good. But we need to stand up for our freedom.
We are being asked to give up our liberty and turn a blind eye to real hatred and we cannot excuse or accept the wishes of those who would like to kill us. We are being asked to ignore the fact that terrorists will try again to kill us if they get a chance. Should we keep a
cobra in our house because it can't help being a killer?
Some of the sympathizers of the Islamic terrorists say that water boarding of prisoners is torture. Let's remember that when our enemies captures prisoners, they chop off their heads. It's so much faster and more permanent.
Our government can't seem to keep us out of trouble and yet we tell Israel to give up their land for peace. Can't we remember what happened when Gaza was given to the Palestinians? Did they appreciate it, did it bring peace? They use their land to send rockets to kill.
Now we have the threat of North Korea. We have given them help for years, but it hasn't changed them. How dense can we get? Should we talk to North Korea and Iran and will they listen?
If we don't know what we stand for, we won't be able to stand at all.
Betty Lee Howard Lake Placid
What libraries are all about
Editor:
I am the retired administrative secretary for the Highlands County Library System and the Heartland Library Cooperative. Having been in at the inception of both entities, I have been both an employee and a user of the libraries. Commissioner (Jeff) Carlson's recent comments on what he believes should be the purpose of libraries leads me to believe that he seldom, if ever, has enjoyed the riches of our public libraries.
Every time our libraries open there are people waiting to get in, anxious to use what, for many of them, is
the only free access they have to the world. We level the ground at the libraries for those who have no Internet access, who cannot apply for a job except online, who cannot afford magazine or newspaper subscriptions, who are required to use a word processer for school papers, who want to spend an evening without spending $20 or more dollars.
We have many home-schooled children who have no televisions at home and whose entire entertainment, as well as schooling, comes from the collections of our libraries. Many retirees take home a bag of books every time they come, because that is their source of relaxation and instruction. Mixing books on history and science fiction, mysteries and gardening, biographies and Florida butterflies, is how most people use the libraries. Throw in some DVDs and audio books, some back issues of a favorite magazine, with time spent on the Internet connecting with family, and you have the typical library user.
Children run to their part of the library. They can hardly wait to play the games that educate while entertaining, share a book with mom or dad, maybe even break out a gameboard and take someone on.
You see, libraries are the heart of each of our communities. People come to us for many reasons�social contacts, information, curiosity, even to prove a point...when is the last time you used our libraries? Do you have your own free library card? Come observe what's going on when one of our libraries opens (just don't stand in the doorway).
Carolyn Hesselink Sebring


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CitraPac helps SHS music students
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DUNDEE - CitraPac, maker of Fruit Pearls all natural frozen citrus snacks, has selected an honored group of Sebring High School band and choral students to support with fund raising projects.
Sebring High School Band Director Colorado Paniagua and Chorus Director Luanne Hawk have nominated students that represent Florida and Sebring's finest musical talent. Recently, these students received a letter from Florida's Governor Charlie Christ congratulating each of them on their selection to be a Florida Ambassador of Music.
This honor entitles them to participate in the 2010 Voyageurs International, LTD summer concert tour of Europe. The tour includes stops in Italy, Germany, France, England, Switzerland, Austria and Liechtenstein with a concert performance in each country. Additionally, the students will enjoy many hours of historical sight seeing in countries steeped in cultural and historical significance while gaining firsthand understanding of their cuisine, recreation, economy, art and culture.
This is truly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for most of these high school students.
On June 4 the nominated students met and discussed the tour cost and fundraising activities available to them. CitraPac CEO Gregg Harshman offered the students the opportunity to sell Fruit Pearls as a kick-off fundraiser to reach their goal.
Fruit Pearls will provide the one-of-a-kind novelty treat at below market pricing, allowing the students to maximize their earning power. For additional support information, contact Fruit Pearls at info@citrapac.com or (863) 439-2226.
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Celebration
Eddie and Nancy Stephens
Stephens
Nancy and Eddie Stephens were married June 1, 1944 at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. He left four months later to be deployed to France in Patton's 3rd Army 87th Infantry.
They celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary with their children: Beth and Tom Infantino,
Anniversary
Susan Bayless, Steve and Mollie Stephens, seven grandchildren and spounses and eight great-grandchildren.
Eddie and Nancy, along with the help of many local friends, started and ran The Stephens Memorial Golf Tournament for 20 years.
Eddie and Nancy Stephens on their May 30, 1944 wedding day.
Better data on jobs,
Associated Press NEW YORK -Stocks are higher after a better-than-expected report on jobless claims and growth in retail sales.
The market has been
retail sales lift stocks
latching on to signs of improvement in the economy to push stocks higher over the past three months, although rising interest rates have become a concern recently.
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Love Bugg's to host blood mobile
SEBRING - Love Bugg's Car Wash (north of Walmart) will host the Florida Blood Centers-Highlands blood mobile from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.
All blood donors will recieve a free Express Wash car wash and a Hero's Saving Local Lives T-shirt.
Blood donors are needed to help supply local hospitals. There is no upper age limit to donate blood; most medications and conditions are OK.
Today the blood mobile will be at Highlands Independent Bank, Lake Placid, from 1-5:30 p.m.
Call 382-4499 with questions or stop by the Big Red Bus.
SHARE order deadline is Sunday
LAKE PLACID - The deadline for SHARE orders will be at 5 p.m. Sunday.
Order forms may be picked up at 201 Belleview from the box beside the front door. All orders must be placed in the mail slot next to the door at the same location, complete with payment.
The unique distribution effort from First Presbyterian Church puts high quality food for the whole family on the table and this is one way to be creative in these economic times. SHARE can help consumers save up to 50 percent or more off of groceries. The more participation means an increase in savings for everyone.
Double D, Southern Ridge play at lodge
SEBRING - Sebring Moose Lodge 2259 will host the following events:
� Today - Meatloaf served from 5-7 p.m. for $7. Music by Double D Karaoke from 7-11 p.m.
� Saturday - Baked steak served from 5-7 p.m. for $8. District meeting in Arcadia. Music by Southern Ridge from 7-11 p.m.
For information, call 655-
392Q.
Country Legend plays at Moose lodge
LAKE PLACID - The Lake Placid Moose Lodge 2374 will host the following events:
� Today - Wings, burgers and fish served at 6 p.m. Music by Ben from 6-9 p.m.
� Saturday - Baby-back ribs served at 6 p.m. Music by Country Legend from 6-9 p.m.
For details, call 465-0131.
Billy Glades plays at Legion Post 69
AVON PARK - The American Legion Post 69 in Avon Park, will host music by Billy Glades today with carry-in snacks from 4-5:30 p.m.
For more information, call 453-4553.
Sebring Hills has pancake breakfast
SEBRING - On Saturday, in conjunction with the monthly pancake breakfast, the development will also have a flea market. The flea market will run from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Sebring Hills clubhouse "parking lot.
Take a break for a pancake breakfast at the Sebring Hills clubhouse, 200 Lark Ave. Eat all the pancakes, sausages and drink all the juice and coffee or hot tea one desires.
'Beverly Hills Chihuahua showing at the LP Library
LAKE PLACID - The June presentation of Saturday 2 p.m. Matinee films at the Lake Placid Memorial Library is as follows: "Beverly Hills Chihuahua" (June 13), "The Mummy" (June 20) and "Hotel for Dogs" (June 27). All films are all 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.
Taco Night comes to AMVETS
SEBRING - The AMVETS, Ladies Auxiliary and Sons, 2029 U.S. 27 South, will put on a Taco Night from 4-6 p.m. Saturday for a donation of $4. Everyone welcome. Music with Gary Oliver starts at 6 p.m.
L&L Duo play at VFW3380
LAKE PLACID - The Lake Placid Veterans of Foreign Wars 3380 will host the following events:
� Today - Steak-by-the-ounce served from 5:30-7 p.m., with L&L Duo entertaining.
� Saturday - Breakfast served by Men's Auxiliary from 8-11 a.m. Horse races at 5:30 p.m.
For details, call 699-5444.
Ditchfield Family plays at Tanglewood
SEBRING - On Saturday, Tanglewood presents the "Ditchfield Family" musical show. This family of 10 has been entertained across Florida for years with both a great Christmas show plus their regular performances. Within the Ditchfield Family is a quartet called "My Three Sons," a state barbershop first place winner.
Doors and snack bar service open at 6 p.m., show at 7 p.m. All seats are $10.
Tanglewood is one-half mile north of Walmart on U.S. 27. Any questions, call 402-0763.
Singles Club plans dance Saturday
SEBRING - Highlands County 55-plus Singles Club will hold a dance Saturday at the Sebring Country Estates clubhouse.
Admission is $2 a person. Music by Vince from 7-10 p.m. Bring your own beverages and snacks. Ice will be provided. Any questions, call 655-5241, 382-2491, or 453-7636.
Florida Bright Futures scholarship requirements change for 2009-10 awards
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AVON PARK - During the 2008-09 academic year, 284 South Florida Community College. students received Florida Bright Futures scholarships to help pay for their education. This year, students receiving, the Florida Bright Futures scholarship will notice changes to the scholarship requirements for the 2009-10 academic year.
Previously, the Florida Academic Top Scholars, Florida Academic Scholars, and Florida Medallion Scholars awards covered 100 percent of tuition for students attending two-year colleges, while the Florida Gold Seal Vocational Scholars award covered 75 percent. Due to recent changes in legislation, two-year college students who receive the Florida Academic Top Scholars, Florida Academic Scholars, and Florida Medallion Scholars awards will now receive $78 per credit hour. The Florida Academic Top Scholars, awarded to the top student in each district, will also receive an additional stipend of $54 per credit hour. Vocational program students receiving the Florida
Gold Seal Vocational Scholars awards will receive $59 per credit hour. Additionally, students receiving the Gold Seal Vocational Scholars award can no longer transfer the award to the Florida Medallion Scholars award. All scholarships will also now only cover the cost of tuition. Fees and books can no longer be paid for with the scholarship.
Another change is that per academic year, students who receive the scholarship must earn at least 24 credit hours or the equivalent if the student was enrolled full time or a prorated number of hours if the student was enrolled less than full time. Students must also complete all credit hours for which they received the scholarship. If students drop or withdraw from any class, they must pay back the money for incomplete hours to the college.
The new changes will go into effect August 2009. SFCC's in-state tuition for the 2009-10 academic year is $85.36 per credit hour for credit programs and $2.41 per contact hour for vocational programs.
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 placed in the Highlands County Jail on Wednesday, June 10:
� Gerson Brown Bloom, 50, of Venus, was charged with fraud/stopping payment with intent to defraud.
� John L. Brown, 40, of Sebring, was charged with resisting an officer without violence.
� Christopher Myron Clarkson, 20, of Lake Placid, was charged with ^criminal mischief of $200 or less, and burglary of an occupied dwelling.
� John Cleveland Clement, 51, of Lake Placid, was charged with larceny and fraud/falsely identify self as contractor.
� Donald Richard Denton, 19, of Sebring, was charged with fraud/swindle property under $20,000, and larceny of $300 or more.
� Charles Michael Detore, 61, of Avon Park, was charged with fraud/swindle property under $20,000, and fraud/uttering false bank note.
� Eugenio Lopez Hernandez, 25, of Avon Park, was charged with violation of a municipal ordinance.
� Tracy Lynne Krieg, 47, of Avon Park, was charged with battery.
� Larry William Langman, 19, of Lake Placid, was charged with criminal mischief under $200, and burglary of an occupied dwelling.
� Juan Othonel Morales, 20, of Sebring, was charged with violation of a municipal ordinance.
� Stephanie Ann Nashif, 37, of Sebring, was charged with possession of a controlled substance without a prescription.
� Javier Cerritos Paniagua, 54, of Sebring, was charged with contempt of court reference violation of an injunction protection.
� Robinson Yovani Rosario, 19, of Sebring, was charged with burglary of an occupied dwelling, and vehicle theft.
'� Justin Andrew Serva, 27, of Sebring, was charged with possession and or use of narcotic equipment, possession of marijuana, possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, producing marijuana.
� Charles Frank Wallace, 57, of Sebring, was charged with failure to appear reference resisting an officer without violence.
The following people were placed in the Highlands County Jail on Tuesday, June 9:
� William Randolph Carpenter, 31, of Sebring, was arrested on an out-of-state warrant reference to failure to comply with court order for grand larceny, and breaking and entering.
� John Nicholas Cassel,
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19, of Sebring, was charged with battery aad crminal mischief under $200.
� Jeremy Shane Caudle,
22, of "Okeechobee, was charged with two counts of violation of probation reference no motorcyle endorsement on driver license and reckless driving.
� Terrie Lee Detore, 57, of Avon Park, was charged with fraud for unlawful use of notary commission.
� Tonya Denise Elahi, 36, of Tampa was charged with withholding support of children or spouse.
� Samuel Edward Finch, 47, of Sebring, was charged with violation of probation reference knowingly driving with license suspended or revoked.
� James Carl Hunt, 26, of Sebring, was charged with burglary of an unoccupied structure, larceny of more than $300 and less than $5,000, and dealing in stolen property.
� Gretchen Ann Indarjit, 24, of Punta Gorda, was charged with violation of probation reference trespassing.
� Javier Cerritos Paniagua, 54, of Sebring, was charged with disturbing the peace.
� Jose Antonio Ramos-Garcia, 20, of Lake Placid, was charged with larceny and resisting property recovery.
� Ashley Marie Rhodes,
23, of Avon Park, registered as a criminal reference, possession of Clonaepam.
� Tiffany Nicole Wedden, 19, of Sebring, was charged with possession of marijuana and possession and/or use of narcotic eqi-upment.
� Aubrey Charles Wells, 58, of Winter Haven, was charged with violation of probation reference grand theft of a motor vehicle.
Betty Aubrey
Betty Wilson Aubrey, 79, of Sebring, died June 7, 2009. Born in Indian Land, S.C, she moved to Sebring in 1981. She was retired from Food Services for The School Board of Highlands County. She was a member of St. Catherine Catholic Church.
She is survived by her husband, Charles; sons, David, Mike, Tom, and Don; sister, Freida Caldwell; and 10 grandchildren.
Funeral services were June 11 at St. Catherine Catholic Church. In leiu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to Good Shepherd Hospice, 4418 Sun 'N Lake Blvd., Sebring, FL 33872. Morris Funeral Chapel, Sebring, is in charge of arrangements.
David Dishman Jr.
David Ivan Dishman Jr., 43, died June 8,
2009. Born in Bakersfield, Calif., he moved to Avon Park in 1984. He was a welder, served in the U.S. Army and was of the Protestant faith.
He is survived by his wife, Meredith; daughter, Kayla D.; sons, David Z. and Ryley F.; father, David Sr.,; mother, Katherine Partlow; four brothers, four sisters and two grandchildren.
Funeral service will be at 4 p.m. today at Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home, Avon Park, with Charles Flesher officiating.
Mary Schenck
Mary A. Schenck, 81, of Sebring died June 5, 2009. Born in Pittsfield, Mass., she moved to the Sebring area in 1953. She was a bookkeeper for Jim Blackman Ford and Jim's Auto Salvage, both of Sebring.
Survivors include her
husband, Milton L.; son, Brent; brother, Lewis McKnight; and two grandchildren.
Private services were held. Arrangements were handled by the Dowden Funeral Home, Sebring.
Harry Spears Jr.
Harry Chris Spears Jr., 67, of Sebring died June 8, 2009. Born in Lancaster, Wis., he was an air traffic controller, working at the Avon Park Bombing Range. He served in the U.S. Air Force during Vietnam.
He is survived by his son, Christopher; father, Harry Sr.; brothers, Greg and Mark; and sisters, Sharon Butler and Sandra Hrasky.
Cremation arrangements were entrusted to Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home, Avon Park.


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Avon Park Chamber goes back to the '50s
Avon Park business leaders took a trip back to the '50s last week when they gathered for the Avon Park Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards Banquet. Chamber president Kari Long-McGrath passed the gavel to incoming president Jeff Mechlin for the 2009-10 session. Larry and Elaine Levey � president of the Avon Park Historical Society and director of the Depot Museum, respectively� were presented the Community Service Award for their dedication and volunteer work in more than 14 service organizations. In a very personal presentation and with a few funny stories to share, Stanley Wells of Wells Motor Company awarded his life-long friend, Kenny Long of Long's Air Conditioning, with the Citizen of the Year Award for his dedication and spirit. The Beautification of the Year Award went to Highlands Independent Bank, and Walmart captured the Business of Year award.
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Administration, Congress seeking to rein in executive pay
By JIM KUHNHENN
Associated Press Writer
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration is taking a half-step toward taming executive pay. Some lawmakers prefer a fuller stride.
Democrats on the House Financial Services Committee said Thursday the administration's efforts to hector the private sector into reining in executive pay might not go far enough.
The administration contends that excessive compensation contributed to the nation's financial crisis, but rejects direct intervention in corporate pay decisions.
Instead, the administration plans to seek legislation that would try-to rein in compensation at publicly traded companies through nonbind-ing shareholder ' votes and less management influence on pay decisions.
"I do differ with the administration in that hope springs eternal and their position seems to be that if we strengthen the compensation committees we will do bet-' ter," said the committee chairman, Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass.
Rep. Brad Sherman, D-Calif., said that instead of giving shareholders a non-binding voice on pay, their votes should be binding on boards of directors.
Democrats and administration officials agreed that companies across the private sector need to adjust compensation practices to avoid damaging the economy.
Gene Sperling, a counselor to. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, . said administration guidelines call on all publicly held companies to link compensation to long-term performance, not short-term gains.
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WASHINGTON - The number of newly laid-off Americans filing jobless claims fell more than expected last week and retail sales grew in May for the first time in three months. But a rise in the number of people continuing to receive jobless aid signaled that an economic recovery is still far off.
The Labor Department said Thursday that initial claims for unemployment benefits fell last week by 24,000 to a seasonally adjusted 601,000. That's below analysts' estimates of 615,000.
Still, the number of people claiming benefits for more than a week rose by 59,000 to more than 6.8 million, the highest on records dating to 1967. The department also revised last week's data on continuing claims, replacing what had been a drop of 15,000 with an increase of 6,000.
That means continuing claims have set records for 19 straight weeks. The data lag initial claims by a week.
Retail sales rose for the first time in three months in May, as a rebound in demarid at auto dealerships and gas stations helped offset weakness at department stores. The Commerce Department said retail sales increased by 0.5 percent last month, in line with economists' expectations. It was the largest increase since sales rose 1.7 percent in January following six straight declines.
Excluding autos, retail sales also grew 0.5 percent in May, better than the 0.2 percent gain that economists had expected.
Wall Street welcomed the drop in new jobless claims and growth in retail sales. The Dow Jones industrial average added about 75 points in morning trading, and broader indices also rose.
"We believe that compensation practices must be better aligned with long-term value and prudent risk management at all firms, and not just for the financial services industry," Sperling said.
The committee also heard from officials from the Federal Reserve and the Securities and Exchange Commission. .
While the administration has approached the issue with
caution, a top Republican said the plans amounted to "incessant government intervention."
"The president cannot continue his heavy-handed meddling in the private sector and expect it to function, much less flourish," said Rep. Tom Price of Georgia, chairman of the Republican Study Committee.
Alabama Rep. Spencer Bachus, the top Republican
on the committee, added: "We need to get government out of businesses."
The administration has drawn a sharp line between the overall' corporate world and those !'institutions that have tapped the government's $700 billion Troubled Asset Relief Program.
On Wednesday, it set pay limits on companies that receive TARP assistance, with the toughest restrictions
aimed at seven recipients of "exceptional assistance." They are Citigroup Inc., Bank of America Corp., General Motors Corp., Chrysler LLC, American International Group Inc., GMAC LLC and Chrysler Financial.
The regulations limit top executives of companies that receive TARP funds to bonuses of no more than one-third of their annual salaries.
The administration namec Kenneth Feinberg, a lawye: who oversaw payments t( families of Sept. 11 victims as a "special master" wit! power to reject pay plans ht deems excessive at the sever companies with the bigges injections' of public money Feinberg also would hav< authority to review compen sation for the top 100 salarie< employees at those compa
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 09-222 IN RE: ESTATE OF JO ELLEN FERRYMAN Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS (Summary Administration) TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE:
You are hereby notified that an Order of Summary Administration has been entered in the estate of Jo Ellen Ferryman, deceased, File Number PC 09-222, by the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870; that the decedent's date of death was January 15th, 2009; that the total value of the estate is $39,060.00 and that the names and addresses of those to whom it has been assigned by such order are: Melody Ennis 6200 Oak Lane !, Sebring, FL 33876
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 THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING 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 JUNE 12TH, 2009.
Person Giving Notice: Melody Ennis 6200 Oak Lane
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BREED & NUNNALLEE, P.A. Attorneys for Person Giving Notice 325 NORTH COMMERCE AVENUE SEBRING,FL 33870 Telephone: (863) 382-3154 By: Isl Thomas L. Nunnallee Florida Bar No. 0062162
June 12,19,2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OFTHE10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 28-2009-CA-000716 BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP F/K/A COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING LP,
Plaintiff, vs.
LUIS ROBERTO A/K/A LUIS R. ROBERTO A/K/A GOMEZ LUIS ROBERTO, et al, Defendants.
NOTICE OF ACTION TO: DAVID L. MARSH Last Address Unknown
Other Address: P.O. Box 581, Lake Placid, FL 33862
Current Residence Unknown YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Foreclosure of Mortgage on the following described property:
LOT 8 AND THE NORTH 1/2 OF LOT 9, BLOCK 1, PALM GARDEN, ACCORDING. TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, AT PAGE 75, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, If any, to It, on Marshall 0 Watson, P.A., Attorney for Plaintiff, whose address Is 1800 NW 49th STREET, SUITE 120, FT. LAUDERDALE, FL 33309 on or before July 6, 2009, a date which Is within thirty (30) days after the first publication of this Notice in the News-Sun and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiff's attorney or Immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint.
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), disabled persons who, because of their disabilities, need special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the ADA Coordinator at 590 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870 or Telephone (863) 471-5313 not later than five business days prior to such proceeding.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court this 4th day of June, 2009.
Robert W. Germaine As Clerk of the Court By: Isl Toni Kopp As Deputy Clerk _June 12,19,2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIRCUIT CIVIL CASENO. 28-2009-CA000148 WACHOVIA BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, successor by merger with SouthTrust Bank, successor by merger with FloridaFirst 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, 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, Barkin, 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: Isl Annette E. Daft As Deputy Clerk June 5,12,2009
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: Is/ 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, FL33870 �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 County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 South Commerce Avenue, 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 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: 0 Mark Cox 1619 Arbuckle Creek Road Sebring, FL 33870
Is/ 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, heirs, 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 ORITA OLIVERAS DE CARRERAS, her unknown spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, or other parties claiming by, through, under or against ESTATE OF ORITA 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 in 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 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
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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 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 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 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. Slllman 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
June 5,12,2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT. OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 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 claiming 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 BOSIS, if alive and if not, his unknown spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, or other parties claiming by, through, under or against EMIDIO Dl RE-'NZO DE BOSIS, and all claimants under any of 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 EQUITY 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 WIL^ LIAMS, 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 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
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 09-234 IN RE: ESTATE OF MATTIE MAE MONTERROSO a.k.a. MATTIE M. MONTERROSO � a.k.a. MATTIE SEGARS MONTERROSO Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of MAT-TIE MAE MONTERROSO a.k.a. MATTIE M. MONTERROSO a.k.a. MATTIE SEGARS MONTERROSO, deceased, whose date of death was April 22, 2009, and whose Social Security Number is XXX-XX-2762, 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 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: June 12,2009.
Personal Representative: Isl Barbara J. Hill 1238 Seamans Street Avon Park, Florida 33825 Attorney for Personal Representative: Isl David F. Lanier DAVID F.LANIER Florida Bar No. 045399 P.O. Box 400
Avon Park, Florida 33826-0400 Telephone: (863) 453-4457
June 12,19,2009
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 11, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 5, Page 4, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. Parcel ID #C-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-22-35-29-030-0860-00AA.
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: /si 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, Page 04, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida.
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, P.A., 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 demanded In the Complaint.
WITNESS my hand and seal of said court on
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ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Isl 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 DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; 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 08-79358INDNW
_ June 5,12,2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASENO.: GC08-1734 DAVID L. MARSH Plaintiff(s)
vs. ' - : ,
FRANCES VILLAMAR, JESSICA BLANCO, etal.
Defendant^)
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 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: Is/ 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
CASENO.: GC08-1555 DAVID L. MARSH Plaintiff(s) : vs.
HECTOR SANTANA, LOURDES RIVERA,
ASSET ACCEPTANCE CORP.,
INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE, Department
of Treasury, and STATE OF FLORIDA
Department of Revenue, et al.
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: Unit 7-E, THE MANORS: Commence at the point at the intersection of the South line of 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 centeriine 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
CASENO.: GC09-415 DAVID L. MARSH Plaintiff(s) vs.
MARCIA H. FERGUSON DACOSTA and
ADRIAN FERGUSON, etal.
etal.
Defendant(s) -
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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: 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: 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
CASENO.: GC08-1733 DAVID L. MARSH Plalntlff(s) vs.
TIMMALLEY T. THORNEY and MELISSA C. THORNEY, husband and wife 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 4, Block 62, SUN 'N LAKES ESTATES SECTION 6, according to 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 TENTH JUDICIAL IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASENO.: 28-2008-CA-001285 GREAT FLORIDA BANK Plaintiff vs.
SAMUEL CASASNOVAS, etal. Defendant(s)
NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure or Order dated May 28th, 2009, entered in Civil Case Number 28-2008-CA-001285, in the Circuit Court for HIGHLANDS County, Florida, wherein GREAT FLORIDA BANK is the Plaintiff, and SAMUEL CASASNOVAS, et al., are the Defendants, I will ' sell the property situated in HIGHLANDS County, Florida, described as:
Lots 17 & 18, Block 6, HIGHLANDS PARK ESTATES Section G, according to the Plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 4, Page 96, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida.
at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at Jury Assembly Room, in Basement of Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33871, at 11:00 a.m. on the 26th day of June, 2009. Dated: May 29,2009.
Robert W. Germaine CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By. Isl Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk
__ June 12,19,2009
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. � Plalntlff(s) vs.
SIMON SANTIAGO, ELLIE J. TUCKER,
et ux, et al,
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 to 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, 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: 1st 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.et al., Defendants)*
NOTipE 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.
ISI Robert W. Germaine
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As Clerk, Circuit Court HIGHLANDS, Florida By: Isl Priscilla Michalak * As Deputy Clerk
SPEAR AND HOFFMAN P.A.
Dadeland Executive Center
9700 South Dixie Highway, Suite 610
Miami, Florida 33156
Telephone: (305) 670-2299
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June 5,12,2009
PUBLIC NOTICE FLORIDA HOSPITAL HEARTLAND FAMILY MEDICINE will be closing effective June 30. 2QQSL In order to facilitate a smooth transition and ensure continuity of care, Dr. Donald Dawkins will be leaving all current medical charts at the current location, 4421 Sun 'n Lake Boulevard, Suite B, Sebring, Florida 33872. If you are a patient and would like your records forwarded to another Family Practice, physician, please call us at 863-382-9600. � ' . _� June 10,12,2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 09-003-GCS TAYLOR, BEAN & WHITAKER MORTGAGE CORP., Plaintiff, vs.
CELIA VEGA A/K/A CELIA F.VEGA; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF CELIA VEGA A/K/A CELIA F.
VEGA; LISVANYS SORMELLER; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF LISVANYS SORMELLER; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANT(S), IF REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE NAMED.DEFENDANT(S); UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice Is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-styled cause, In the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida, I will sell the property situate in Highlands County, Florida, described as:
Lot 9, Block 60, of Sebring Country Estates, Section Three, according to the plat thereof, as recorded In Plat Book 9, Page 6, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida.
A/K/A
4701 Shamrock Street Sebring, FL 33872
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, Sebring, Florida at 11:00 AM, on June 26,2009.
DATED THIS 29TH DAY OF MAY, 2009.
Clerk of the Circuit Court ROBERT W. GERMAINE, CLERK By: Isl Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk
Law Offices of Daniel 0 Consuegra 9204 King Palm Drive Tampa, FL 33619-1328 Attorneys for Plaintiff
In accordance with the American with Disabilities Act of 1990, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the ASA Coordinator no later than seven (7) days prior to the proceedings. If hearing impaired, please call (800) 955-9771 (TDD) or (800) 955-8770 (voice), via Florida Relay Service. _June 12,19,2009
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 protect 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 ,FI
Pre-BId meeting: To be held at the Office of Lodge Construction, Inc. OniJune 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 Consfructlon, Inc. on the following date and lime:
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 Dlanne 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
Deck - Misc. Fab
6 Casework-Re-configuration and
New
7 Metal Frame-Drywall/ Stucco
8 Roofing- Fascia-Down Spouts
9 TBD
10 TBD
11 Doors-Hardware- Materials and
Install
12 Overhead Colling Doors
13 Aluminum Windows Storefront
Removal and Replacement
14 TBD
15 Acoustical Cellings-lnsulatlon-
Acoustlcal Panels
16 Flooring-Carpet Replacement
17 Ceramic Tile Replacement
18 Painting
19 TBD
20 TBD
21 Plumbing
22 HVAC- Chilled Water- Pre-Qualify
w/Bond
23 Electrical- Pre-Quallfled- w/ Bond
24 Construction Cleanlng-Progres
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25 Moving-Storage
26 TBD
May 31; June 5,7,12,2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 08-1365-GCS TAYLOR, BEAN & WHITAKER MORTGAGE CORP., : '
Plaintiff, vs.
RICK BENNETT; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF RICK BENNETT; MICHELLE R. LAPLANTE; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MICHELLE R. LAPLANTE; THOMAS A. LAPLANTE; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF THOMAS A. LAPLANTE; RANDY A. BEAN; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANT(S), IF REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANT(S); UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered In the above-styled cause, in the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida, I will sell the property situate In Highlands County, Florida, described as:
Lot 9, Block 36, of 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.
A/K/A
6808 County Road 17 South Sebring, FL 33876
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, Sebring, Florida at 11:00 AM, on June 26,2009.
DATED THIS 29TH DAY OF MAY, 2009.
Clerk of the Circuit Court ROBERT W. GERMAINE, CLERK By: Isl Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk
Law Offices of Daniel C. Consuegra 9204 King Palm Drive Tampa, FL 33619-1328 Attorneys for Plaintiff
In accordance with the American with Disabilities Act of 1990, persons needing a special accommodation to participate In this proceeding should contact the ASA Coordinator no later than seven (7) days prior to the proceedings. If hearing impaired, please call (800) 955-9771 (TDD) or (800) 955-8770 (voice), via Florida Relay Service.
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COMCAST SALES REPS
We are authorized to sell tor Comcast Cable
and we need Residential Sales Reps Immediately! 11 You'll be responsible for new customer acquisition through door-to-door sales activity. Flexible full-time positions | available, $800+ weekly earning potential.
Call now for an interview today: J_(866) 323-9416_
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
2 \ QQ Help Wanted
Receptionist/Billing Clerk tor busy
medical practice. Send resume to: 211 U.S. 27 South Lake Placid, FL 33852
4000
Real Estate
MAINTENANCE PERSON needed for apartment complex, must be skilled and have experience in electrical, plumbing, and HVAC, certification a plus. Please fax your resume to 561-258-0188
MYSTERY SHOPPERS earn up to $100 per
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.
4040
Homes For Sale
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your emaii 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
LOOK
Salon seeking self-motivated, enthusistic, responsible individuals. Full-time hair stylist, barber, and nail technician positions available. Call 863-385-1429 or 305-781-3487.
SELF-STORAGE RELIEF MANAGER - Century Storage seeking motivated individuall with great customer service and computer skills.
Part-time, 1 day a week and vacation coverage, Apply at century-storage.com or _fax to 863-648-0190_
TECHNICIAN NEEDED. Salary + Benefits. Clean driving record. Apply in person. Sunnv South Exterminators 1570 Lakeview Dr Suite, 8 Sebring. 863-382-1850.
4080
Homes for Sale Sebring
day, undercover shoppers needed to judge
retail and dining establishments. Experience not required, Call 888-534-5004
NOW HIRING Account Manager for RENT
KING, must be able to lift 50 pounds, applicants must be at least 21 years old and possess a clean FL drivers license with no
more than 6 pts. Spanish is a plus. RENT KING, 810 U.S. 27 S., Avon Park. Please apply in person. 863-453-2400
3000 4ioo
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 WORTH! Like New 3BR, 2BA, located in Spring Lake j 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.
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i SEBRING 4 Units for sale. 2-story Town-homes, 3BR, 2.5BA, 1944 sq ft per unit. Fully Rented! $495,000. 863-655-0311.
Homes for Sale Lake Placid
Financial
3200
Investments
WANT NEW FURNITURE? Need to sell the old furniture first? Call News-Sun classifieds,
385-6155. Then shop till you drop!
REPUTABLE, local, long-time real estate buyer looking for private financing. Will pay
7% for 5 years, secured by a 1st
mortgage and will personally sign promissory note.
Local attorney will handle paperwork. References will be provided from other private lenders. Call 863-381-1848
Bus Operators WANTED
The School Board of Highlands County
Starting rate of pay: $11.7a/hr
� Please apply online at www.highlands.kl2.fl.us Posting will close on 6/19/09
Cleared Background Check & Drug Test Required. For additional pre-employment information call Human Resources ' (863)471-5791
The School Board of Highlands County is an Equal Opportunity Employment and Veteran's Preference Employer
NEW MODEL REDUCED BY S81K. 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
OPEN HOUSE HOMES BY GEORGE New Build, 3BR, 2BA, 2CG, Split Plan, Energy Efficient Upgrades.Nestled in Natural FL Setting,104 Captiva Court on Cul Du Sac, Island Parkway Estates, Placid Lakes, x 863-464-0836 or www.earthfriendlyhomes.net
OPEN HOUSE
HOMES BY GEORGE New Build, 3BR, 2BA, 2CG, Split Plan, Energy Efficient Upgrades.Nestled in Natural FL Setting.l 04 Captiva Court on Cul Du Sac, Island Parkway Estates, Placid Lakes. 863-464-0836 or www.earthfriendlyhomes.net
4170
Lakefront Property For Sale
FLORIDA LAKE LOT BARGAIN! 3+ ACRES just $49,900
(was $89,900) Private, wooded homesite w/ great access to 2 lakes! Ready to build.
Owner will Finance SAVE THOUSANDS!
Only One! Call Now! 1-866-352-2249
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GARAGE SALE
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2 Day Rate.....................$11.50
3 Day Rate......... �........ - - $14.00
MISC. MERCHANDISE OVER $500
2 WEEK SPECIAL (6 PUBS)_____.. . $15.50
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REAL ESTATE - EMPLOYMENT TRANSPORTATION - ETC
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BARGAIN BUYS
PRIVATE INDIVIDUALS may place (5) ads per month for items under $500 at no charge. Ads will be limited to 3 lines (approx. 20 words). NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. **ltems not accepted in the Bargain Buys: Live animals or plants.
5000 6300
Unfurnished Houses
Mobile Homes
5050
Mobile Homes For Sale
1 & 2 BEDROOM homes avail, in Senior Adult rental park, friendly park, planned activities, close to shopping and hospital, reasonable lot rent, SWG incl. Call for info 863-385-7034
AVON PARK - Villa Del Sol Adult Community, 2BR 2BA fully furnished, $17,500, golf cart included for an additional $1,300, call 863-453-4234 or 501-253-1962
Foreclosures, Dealer Repo's, & Short Sales
Singles, Doubles. Modulars On Your Lot LOW Interest Rates 1-800-622-2832
Palm Harbor 3/2 Singlewide
Introductory Model S299/mo wac On Your Lot 10 models to choose .from Call 1-800-622-2832 ext. 210
5150
Mobile Homes For Rent
OP SINGLE wide, 2/1, partially furnished, A/C, $400 mo., $400 deposit. CaB 863-635-4625.
6000
Rentals
6050
Duplexes for Rent
Lake Placid - Waterfront 2BR/2BA duplex on canal to Lake Grassy. W/D, dishwasher, covered dock, lawn service & water included. No pets, no smokers. $600/mo. + sec. Call 954-661-6117 or 954-661-6118
SEBRING - 2BR1BA Large Duplex w/den or 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
6200
Unfurnished Apartments
LAKE PLACID. Large 2-Story 2BR1.5BA � Townhome. Close to shopping & town. Excellent condition. City water. $650. Reference a must. 863-465-1758
MOVE-IN SPECIAL $499.00
LEMON TREE APTS. Single story 1 bedrooms w/private patio, re-frig, 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. S750/mo. Please call Wes Fisher at 863-446-1718
SEBRING Small 2BR, 1 BA; S395/mo. 1 BR, 1BA; $275/ino. 1BR, 1BA $345/mo. Lawn maintenance included. Maintenance free. Kids & Pet OK. Nice safe, family neighborhood . w/oaks & palms. 941-224-9756.
6300
Unfurnished Houses
AVON PARK - Private Lake Front Estate, very nice 2BR 1 BA home. Includes white sand
swimming beach, total lawn care, city water, washer and dryer, Central Heat & Air Only $600/month. Call 863-452-2299
LAKE PLACID - 2BR 1BA, screen rm, carport, lakefront privileges, C/H/A, country setting on 3 lots, Lake Istokpoga privileges. Can also be rented furnished, 863-699-0045
LAKE PLACID - Immaculate 3BR 2BA, new carpeting, paint and appliances, minutes from Lake June, lawn service included, no smoke or pets, $750 month + security. Call 954-661 -6118 or 6117
LAKE PLACID - Newer, Clean 3BR 2BA Garage, Nice Location. Non-Smokers, Call 863-441-2844 or 863-465-3838
SEBRING 2BR, 16A, 1CG 3437 Sparta Circle, $650/mo + $600 sec. Call Steve, 863-385-3101.
$500, AND $300 SECURITY MOVES YOU INI
Duplex, 2 br/1 ba, 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
AVON PARK - Apartment with balcony overlooking Lake Verona and City Park Laundry Facilities, $365/mo. 100 E. Main St. 863-453-8598
BEAUTIFUL APTS 2BR1 BA, tile floors, air conditioned, screen . back porch, beautiful landscaping, $695 mo. Pets OK, 3106 Medical Way (863) 446-1822
DINNER LAKE AREA, Sebring. 1 & 2 bedroom apartments. $495 - $600/mo. Includes water, large rooms, fresh paint & tile floors. Call Gary Johnson . �863-381-1861
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HOPE VILLAS NOW RENTING!
� 2 & 3 Bedroom Apts. Monthly rent beginning at $519 plus utilities. Applicants must be employed in Farm/Grove Labor receiving minimum annual gross income $3998. Rental Assistance Available to Qualified Applicants. Handicap units available. Rental Info & Applications. Hope Villas, 2300 Hope Circle, Sebring, FL - Call 863-382-3144; (TDD 1 -800-955-8771) Mon - Fri, 9 am - 5 pm. Equal Opportunity Provider & Employer.
SEBRING - 3BR 1BA1CG with extra lot, 120x100 fenced, 1 block from hospital and Walmart, close to SFCC, $900 month, 863-458-0551
SEBRING - American Properties. We have multiple houses for rent. New and remodeled.
2/BR 2BA and 3BR 2BA, from $690 and up. In Sun 'n Lake area, close to Florida Hospital. Call 863-382-2239 or 863-441-5637
SEBRING 3BR.2BA, 1CG. $900 month, + 1st, last & security.
AVON PARK 3BR, 2BA. $650 month, + 1st, last & security. Call 863-385-2606, ask for Andres
7000
Merchandise
7180
Furniture
CONSIGNMENTS ON SALE
MATTRESS SETS: Twin size, $135; Full size, $165; Queen size, $195: Recliner, $50; Leather adjustable Recliner, $$295; Beautiful Sectional, $395; 3-Pc End Table set, $95; 5-Pc Bedroom set, $295; Rattan Bedroom set, $295; Queen size Bedroom set, $295; Queen Sleeper, $95; China hutch, $85; Large Entertainment Center, $150; Large Computer Desk, $125; Florida style Sofa & Chair (must beseen), $250; Florida print Sofa, $95; Pair/Rattan trim Loveseats, $150/Pr; Adjustable Electric Bed, $295. These and many more Consignments on Sale!
West Coast Furniture 5535 US Hwy 27, South Sebring, FL 33870 863-382-7666
CONSIGNMENTS ON SALE
MATTRESS SETS: Twin size, $135; Full size, $165; Queen size, $195: Recliner, $50; Leather adjustable Recliner, $$295; Beautiful Sectional, $395; 3-Pc End Table set, $95; 5-Pc Bedroom set, $295; Rattan Bedroom set, $295; Queen size Bedroom set, $295; Queen Sleeper, $95; China hutch, $85; Large Entertainment Center, $150; Large Computer Desk, $125; Florida style Sofa & Chair (must be seen), $250; Florida print Sofa, $95; Pair/Rattan trim Loveseats, $150/Pr; Adjustable Electric Bed, $295. These and many more Consignments on Sale!
West Coast Furniture 5535 US Hwy 27, South Sebring, FL 33870 863-382-7666
WEST COAST FURNITURE now accepting quality consignment items. CALL 863-382-7666
7260
Musical Merchandise
HILL-GUSTAT MIDDLE SCHOOL NEEDS DONATIONS OF YOUR ATTIC INSTRUMENTS! Instruments will be cleaned, repaired, and put in the hands of students who otherwise would not be able to participate in'band. Donors will i be offered a tax deduction letter for the estimated value of the instrument. Thanks!!!!!
7300
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
FIREWOOD - FREE
American Legion Post #25, Lake Placid, FL 33852. 863-699-6630
SEBRING - Car Wash at the corner of Valerie & Hwy. 27, follow signs, Saturday, June 13, 10am-?. All proceeds go to Church of Nazarene
TREE TRIMMING EQUIPMENT Make Reasonable Offer 863-655-0881
7310
Bargain Buys
I 2004 RECORD player - $35 obo, 863-201-
| 3381
4 TON central air conditioner unit, new motor,
j $400,863-655-0881
i ANNIVERSARY DISHES for beautiful table set-
j tings, 25th & 50th Plates, etc. 50th Anniv. tea-
| pots, $7, call 863-214-6697
APPLIANCES - George Foreman grill, med sz., also lg. toaster oven, both for $9.50 or will se-: perate, 863-214-6697
i BATHROOM VANITY w/sink 66x31x21 - $35, | 863-273-3731
! BIRD BATH, cement, needs paint. FREE. 863-| 655-3552
* BLUE WILLOW English China by Churchill. 42 pieces, $85, 863-655-3552
: CHINA CABINET - $250 obo, 863-201-3381
DIRECT TV HD RECEIVER, brand new, never been opened, S50,863-452-5579
DIRT DEVIL upright vac, bagless w/powered I hand tool, like new, very nice, $25,863-402-2285
DRAPES -1 pair 80"L x 40"W panels j w/attached valance, dusty rose, $5.00. 863-382-9022
' FAUCET DELTA chrome & gold, like new. $30, 863-273-3731
! FIBERGLASS BOAT approx. 141/2 feet, FREE I 863-655-0881
FISHING ROD & REEL - Antique, Johnny Walker net. $200 obo, 863-655-1762
! FOSTORIA AMERICAN 14" Punch Bowl w/low ! base, 12 cups and ladle. $350,863-655-3552
FREEZER - 20.6 cu. ft. Kenmore Frosttree Upright, excellent condition $300, 863-402-8284
GOLF CART tires, new, $65 pair. 863-453-4234
GOLF CLUBS - with caddy, complete set, $20. 863-452-5579
I HAVE over 650 baseball & football cards, all are in card inserts. MINT condition. $250 obo, 863-381-3133
7310
Bargain Buys
i COMPUTER DESK - $200 obo, 863-201-3381
| JEWELRY
Old & New, in boxes, $10. i 863-382-9022
JEWELRY CHEST - nice blonde wood, 10 ; drawers, 15" high, $12.50, jewelry inside priced as marked, 863-214-6697
JUICE EXTRACTOR (not for citrus). 15.Please call 863-453-4234.
KENMORE Bagless/Beltless upright vac with i powered hand tool, like new, very nice, $30, i 863-402-2285_
I MEN'S GOLD chain, 22", 10K gold, Italian, $300,863-655-1762 _
MEN'S RING -1 ct. diamond 2-tone gold, 14 ct. paid $1,700, will take $650,863-655-1762
MOTORCYCLE HELMET, white, $10,863-452-| 5579
POWER CHAIR - 12v battery 50 amp, $40, call 863-632-0868
QUEEN BED - $100 obo, 863-201-3381
RECLINER BEST 5 mo. old, light green leather, $475,863-273-3731_
RECLINER, ROCKS & SWIVELS, Beige, $50, 863-452-5579
SHOWER CURTAIN $5.00. � 863-382-9022
TV PANASONIC - 20" with remote, beautiful color, $50, 863-273-3731
TV PANASONIC 20" 2/remote, beautifl color, $50, 863-273-3731
TWIN BUNK beds, excellent condition, light oak color, if needed, I will assemble for you. $150, 863-452-5579
VALANCE 73"Wx14"H,$2.50. 863-382-9022
VALANCE 180"Wx13"H, olive green, $3.50. 863-382-9022
WALLBOARD -1/2 inch, x 2 ft. 2 8 ft., mois-ture barrier, $3,863-273-3731
WALLBOARD, 1/2 inch x2 ft x 8ft., moisture barrier, $3, call 863-273-3731_
WHITE FRIGIDAIRE refrigerator - $50 obo, 863-201-3381
7320
Garage & Yard Sales
AVON PARK -1114 & 1115 Peel Street, May 12 & 13, Fri & Sat, little bit of this & a little bit of that! 8am-?
AVON PARK - 2773 N. POMELO AVE, Sun, June 14,8am-3pm, appls, dishes, hhold, girls kids clothes sz. 12-16, ladies clothes, lots of great misc. items. Refreshments, hot dogs! Fundraiser for RIDGE AREA PATHFINDERS.
AVON PARK - 4 East Winthrop Street, Fri, Sat, June 12 & 13,7am-?, clothes, housewares, china, furniture, lots of great stuff at a great price!
AVON PARK HUGE SALE! RAIN OR SHINE! Avon Park Lakes, 1823 N. Homeric Rd, (off Stryker Rd) Friday & Saturday, 6/12 & 6/13. Furniture, household, knick knacks, GREAT STUFF-GREAT PRICES!
SEBRING - 429 Oak Ave., Sat. 6/13,7am-?, Lg, Sale! Lots of clothes & plus sizes, some w/tags still on. 50 cents ea. Plumbing, hardware, sm. antiques & collectibles, vintage paintings & lots more, 863-446-05*77
SEBRING- 3417 Lakewood Rd.; Fri-Sat, June 12-13,8am-?, vintage & antique items, books, jewelry, hhold, clothes, everything must go! Great prices! NO early birds!
7500
Livestock & Supplies
ALFALFA HAY Nice 80 pound bales
$12 each Okeechobee, 863-697-3679
2Q Pets & Supplies
FREE PUPPIES to a good home. Blue healer/cur mix. ' Please call 863-763-6959
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. $500 Cash. 863-382-7448 or 863-214-4313.
NOTICE
Florida statute 585.195 states that all dogs and cats ssold 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.
8450
Motor Homes
1978 TITAN M0T0RH0ME Good Air, $700 OBO, 863-381-9900
8500
Golf Carts
CLUB CAR - 2000
Gas, excellent condition, $1,850. 863-471.1238
GOLF CART - 2004 4-wheel EZGO, lights, windshield, charger, rain cover, battery minder, $1,300.863-453-4234
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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Five-Day forecast for Highlands County National Forecast for June 12
TODAY
SATURDAY
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Partly sunny, a t-stbrm in the p.m.
Some sun with a t-storm possible
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Winds: NW at 4-8 mph. Winds: NW at 4-8 mph.
High 94/Low 75 High 94/Low 76
Winds: NW at 8-16 mph. Winds; W at 8-16 mph.
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Winds: WNW at 7-14 mph.
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Regional summary: Partly sunny today with a thunderstorm in the area in the afternoon. A thunderstorm in spots this evening. A shower or thunderstorm tomorrow afternoon. Sunday, Monday and Tuesday: chance of a shower or thunderstorm. .
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Relative humidity.................... 43%
Expected air temperature ........92�
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Weather History
A strong storm brought Hooding to the Pacific Northwest prior to June 12,1948. A flood along the Columbia River yielded the highest water levels since 1894.
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A thunderstorm in the area this afternoon. Winds" northwest 4-8 mph. Expect 8-12 hours of sunshine with a 60% chance of precipitation and average relative humidity 60%.
Water restrictions
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Almanac
Sun and moon
Today
Sunrise ....6:33 a.m.
Sunset......8:19 p.m.
Moonrise 11:57 p.m. Moonset.. 10:38 a.m.
Saturday Sunrise .... 6:33 a.m.
Sunset......8:19 p.m.
Moonrise..........none
Moonset.. 11:30 a.m.
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9 a.m. 11 am. 1 p.m. 3 p.m. 5 p.m.
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Last New First Full June 15 June 22 June 29 July 7
Temperature.
(Readings at Archbold Biological Station in Lake Placid)
High Tuesday..........................87
Low Tuesday............................63
High Wednesday ....................90
Low Wednesday......................66
High Thursday ........................93
Low Thursday..........................69
Precipitation
Tuesday ..............................0.26"
Wednesday.........................0.00"
Thursday ............................0.00"
Month to date......................2.22"
Year to date ......................10.81"
Barometer
Tuesday..............................29.94
Wednesday ........................29.90
Thursday............................29.89
Tides (Readings at St. Petersburg)
High..............................7:12 a.m.
Low ............................12:04 a.m.
High..............................4:46 p.m.
Low ............................10:23 a.m.
(Readings at Palm Beach)
High............................ 12:12 a.m.
Low ..............................6:05 a.m.
High............................12:22 p.m.
Low..........................6:14 p.m.
Lake Levels
Lake Jackson ....................78.36'
Lake Okeechobee.............. 11.71'
Normal ..............................14.51'
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Finding a better fit
By DAN HOEHNE
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AVON PARK - Bound and determined as she was to get back to Stetson and put in the work to improve upon a trying freshman season, the news of her release was av\ relief to former Lady Red Devil Heather Barnes.
"The (Stetson) coach called; Monday (June 8) morning and told me they were letting me out of my scholarship," Barnes said. "He told me it was because of my grades, but then when he talked to my dad, he told him it was rny attitude."
Carrying a 2.0 grade-point average, while making the transition to college and carrying the added burden'to the schedule of playing Division I softball would not, in and of itself, call for the release.
But it was the long-dormant ways of reacting to struggles that seemed to clinch it.
"I was real bad when I was younger," Barnes said. "Getting frustrated if I didn't do well and letting it show. But by senior year, I, had grown out of that."
Then again, with, years of being a top-notch player with little, if any, struggles, that outward angst was more naturally kept under wraps.
But the taste of failure in
'I've known her since she was all knees and elbows.'
CARLOS FALLA
SFCC head coach
her , first year of college brought some of those long-age emotions to the surface -which ended up making the fit at Stetson one that would not quite work.
"I was ready to go back and improve on my freshman year," Barnes said. "But when I got the news, it really was a huge relief and I realized, that it just wasn't the right place for me.
"He offered to look around for another school for me, but I knew who to call."
The call, that same afternoon, went to South Florida Community College head coach Carlos Falla.
"She's been to our camps and I've seen her play for most of her life," Falla said. "I've known her since she was all knees and elbows."
And that familiarity, on both sides, is the key.
"She's got some things to work on, shortening her swing and with her attitude," Falla said. "It was a learning
News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE South Florida Community College head softball coach Carlos Falla goes over some paperwork with Heather Barnes Tuesday as the former Avon Park stand-out signed on to play for the Lady Panthers next season. Below: Barnes is all smiles as she checks out her new headwear. .
experience for her, going from a small town to a Division I school, playing at that level and not having success. She's got some things to figure out and I won't take it easy on her."
Something Barnes knows and eagerly accepts.
"He's a good coach," she said. "And I know he'll make me work and I'm ready for that. I'm real excited to be coming back and playing here."
The sentiment is shared.
"When she called me I was shocked," Falla said. "We still had two scholarships left, so the timing was good, but even if there weren't, we would have made sure to fig-
ure something out.
"She played at a Division I school and can bring the insight of what it takes- to play at that level. And I hope to get some leadership from her," he continued. "She's a great athlete and has the ability to play where she wants. She'll get the work in here and when she's done, she can go wherever she wants to go and we'll help her with that. But she's got to want to."
"It was a great opportunity (to play at Stetson) and I learned some things," Barnes said. "But I'm thankful to have this chance and be able to figure out where I want to go from here."
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News-Sun photo by ED BALDRIDGE Above: SFCC Head Coach Rick Hitt helps pitcher Kenny McGrath from Avon Park with his form during a baseball camp on Thursday. McGrath is one of 37 who participated in the yearly event. Below: Garret Zeegers turns one loose diJring the SFCC baseball camp on Thursday. Zeegers, onfe of 37 participants during the five-week camp, was working on his form with other players ranging from 6 to 15-years old.
MLB Draft sees plenty of FACA invites
By DAN HOEHNE
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SEBRING - Anyone who had the chance to watch the 2009 FACA All-Star Classic likely saw a few future major league players take their cuts on Firemen's Field.
At least the scouts seem to think so as 26, or nearly one-third, of the All-Star invites have been taken thus far in the annual Major League Baseball Amateur Draft. .
Four went in the first round alone, seven through the first two rounds, with Bishop Verot's Bobby Borchering being taken 16th overall by the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Lake Brantley shortstop Nick Franklin went 27th to Seattle, Gainesville-Bucholz's LeVon Washington went 30th to the home-state Tampa Bay Rays and Steven Baron, a catcher out of Miami-Ferguson, went 33rd to the Mariners. . �
The second round saw Tampa-Plant shortstop Mychal Givens taken 54th overall by the Baltimore Orioles, Port Charlotte's David Holmberg went 71st to the Chicago White Sox and Pendleton catcher John Ryan Murphy was taken 76th by the New York Yankees.
While none of the Highlands County athletes had their names called, some other close-to-home talent was selected.
Winter Haven catcher Jeff Glenn went in the ninth roun.d to the New York Mets, Lake wood Ranch backstop Michael Ohlman was picked by Baltimore in the 11th round and Lake Region outfielder Ronnie Richardson is now in the Minnesota Twins organization after being selected in the 11th round.
Right-handed pitcher Andrew Hutchison went from being a Lakeland Senior Dreadnaught to a Toronto Blue Jay after being taken in the 15th round and Sarasota's Ryan Gennett is now a Milwaukee Brewer prospect after being taken in the 16th round.
A familiar rival of Avon Park and Lake Placid, Cardinal Mooney had pitcher Michael Heller picked by the Pittsburgh Pirates with the 865th overall pick.
Now, making it through the minor league system to the major
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Pictured playing in an Under Armour Ail-American game at Wrigley Field last summer, Bobby Borchering, of Bishop Verot High School, played at the 2009 FACA All-Star Classic in late May. Borchering was selected with the 16th pick of the first round in the Major League Baseball Amatuer Draft Tuesday by the Arizona Diamondbacks.
leagues is no easy trick, just as scouting how a player will do in adjusting to the professional game is no exact science.
For every Ken Griffey, Jr. or Alex Rodriguez who becomes an All-Star, there are an untold number of Tye Waller's and Earl Cunningham's who were highly rated but couldn't break through.
And even as first-rounders flame out, 23rd rounders can make it big - if you think of Ryne Sandberg, or Mike Piazza, who was taken with the last overall pick as a favor.
Many of the names listed above will likely not pan out, but a few may just as likely become solid players in 'the show.'
But they all took the next step toward their baseball futures this week, after their final tune-up in Sebring's annual showcase.
And those of us that got out to Tampa-Plant's Mychal Givens, another FACA take in the action that weekend in participant two weeks ago, was a second-May, can say we saw them then, round pick of the Baltimore Orioles.
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The Scoreboard
NBA Playoffs
NBA FINALS
(Best-of-7) Orlando vs. L.A. Lakers
Thursday, June 4: L.A. Lakers 100, Orlando 75
Sunday, June 7: L.A. Lakers 101, Orlando 96, OT
Tuesday, June 9: Orlando 108, L.A. Lakers 104, L.A. Lakers lead series 2-1 Thursday, June 11: L.A. Lakers at Orlando, late
Sunday, June 14: L.A. Lakers at Orlando, 8 p.m.
Tuesday, June 16: Orlando at L.A. Lakers, 9 p.m., if necessary Thursday, June 18: Orlando at L.A. 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 Thursday, June 4: Pittsburgh 4, Detroit 2
Saturday, June 6: Detroit 5, Pittsburgh 0
Tuesday, June 9: Pittsburgh 2, Detroit 1, series tied 3-3
Friday, June 12: Pittsburgh at Detroit, 8 p.m.
Major League Baseball
AMERICAN LEAGUE
East Division
W L Pet GB
Boston 35 24 .593 �
New York 34 25 .576 1
Toronto 34 27 .557 2
Tampa Bay 30 31 .492 6
Baltimore 25 34 .424 10
Central Division
W L Pet GB
Detroit 33 26 .559 �
Minnesota 30 31 .492 4
Chicago 27 33 .450 6'A
Kansas City 25 33 .431 TA
Cleveland 26 35 .426 8
West Division
W L Pet GB
Texas 33 25 .569 �
Los Angeles 29 28 .509 314
Seattle 29 30 .492 4'A
Oakland 26 32.448 7
Tuesday's Games
Cleveland 8, Kansas City 4
Baltimore 3, Seattle 1
L.A. Angels 4, Tampa Bay 3
Boston 7, N.Y. Yankees 0
Toronto 9, Texas 0
Detroit 7, Chicago White Sox 6,10
innings
Minnesota 10, Oakland 5
Wednesday's Games
Kansas City 9, Cleveland 0 Seattle 4, Baltimore 1 Tampa Bay 9, L.A. Angels 5 Boston 6, N.Y. Yankees 5 Toronto at Texas, ppd., rain Detroit 2, Chicago White Sox 1 Minnesota 6, Oakland 3
Thursday's Games Detroit at Chicago White Sox, late Minnesota at Oakland, late Kansas City at Cleveland, late Seattle at Baltimore, late L.A. Angels at Tampa Bay, late N.Y. Yankees at Boston, late Toronto at Texas, late
Friday's Games Minnesota (Slowey 8-2) at Chicago Cubs (R.Wells 0-2), 2:20 p.m. Atlanta (Hanson 0-0) at Baltimore (Berken 1-2), 7:05 p.m. Boston (Lester 5-5) at Philadelphia (Blanton 4-3), 7:05 p.m. Detroit (Porcello 6-4) at Pittsburgh (Snell 1-6), 7:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Maine 5-4) at N.Y. Yankees (Chamberlain 3-1), 7:05 p.m. St. Louis (Pineiro 5-6) at Cleveland (D.Huff 1-2), 7:05 p.m. Florida (Nolasco 2-6) at Toronto (Richmond 4-3), 7:07 p.m. Washington (Stammen 0-2) at Tampa Bay (Garza 4-4), 7:38 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Richard 2-1) at Milwaukee (Suppan 4-4), 8:05 p.m. LA. Dodgers (Kuroda 1-1) at Texas (Holland 1-3), 8:05 p.m. Cincinnati (Maloney 0-0) at Kansas City (Hochevar 1-2), 8:10 p.m. Seattle (Washburn 3-4) at Colorado (Jimenez 4-6), 9:10 p.m. San Diego (Gaudin 2-4) at L.A. Angels (K.Escobar 0-1), 10:05 p.m. Oakland (Mazzaro 2-0) at San Francisco (Lincecum 5-1), 10:15 p.m.
NATIONAL LEAGUE
East Division
W L Pet GB
Philadelphia 34 23 .596 �
New York 31 26 .544 3
Atlanta 29 29 .500 SA
Florida 29 32 .475 7
Washington 15 42 .263 19
Central Division
W L Pet GB
Milwaukee 33 26 .559 �
Cincinnati 31 27 .534 VA
St. Louis 32 28 .533 VA
Chicago 29 27 .518 2%
Pittsburgh 27 32.458 6
Houston 26 31 .456 6
West Division
W L Pet GB
Los Angeles 40 21 .656 �
San Francisco 31 -27 .534 TA
San Diego 28 31 .475 11
Colorado 27 32 .458 12
Arizona 25 35 .41714%
Tuesday's Games
Cincinnati 3, Washington 2 N.Y. Mets 6, Philadelphia 5 Atlanta 4, Pittsburgh 3 Florida 4, St. Louis 3 Chicago Cubs 7, Houston 1 Colorado 3, Milwaukee 2 San Francisco 9, Arizona 4 L.A. Dodgers 6, San Diego 4
Wednesday's Games Cincinnati 4, Washington 2,12 innings Philadelphia 5, N.Y. Mets 4,11 innings Pittsburgh 3, Atlanta 2 St. Louis 13, Florida 4 Houston 2, Chicago Cubs 1 Colorado 4, Milwaukee 2 San Francisco 6, Arizona 4 San Diego 3, L.A. Dodgers 1 Thursday's Games St. Louis at Florida, late Pittsburgh at Atlanta, late Chicago Cubs at Houston, late Colorado at Milwaukee, late
Live Sports On TV
Auto Racing Friday
6:30 p.m. NASCAR - Meijer 300 Final Practice .. ESPN2
Saturday
5 p.m. NASCAR - Meijer 300 Qualifying ..... ESPN2
7 p.m. NHRA - Supernationals Qualifying----ESPN2
8:30 p.m. NASCAR - Meijer 300 .............ESPN2
Boxing Friday
10 pm Johnnie Edwards vs. Robert Guerrero. ESPN2
Saturday
10:35 pan. Joshua Clottey vs. Miguel Cotto........HBO
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Saturday
2 p.m. NCAA World Series, Game 1..........ESPN
7 p.m. NCAA World Series, Game 2..........ESPN
Golf Friday
12:30 p.m. LPGA - McDonald's Championship .... GOLF
3:30 p.m. PGA - St. Jude Classic..............GOLF
7 p.m. LPGA - McDonald's Championship----GOLF
10 p.m. PGA - St. Jude Classic..............GOLF
Saturday
1 p.m. PGA - St. Jude Classic..............GOLF
3 p.m. PGA - St. Jude Classic----,..........CBS
4 p.m. LPGA; - McDonald's Championship .... GOLF 7:30 p.m. LPGA - McDonald's Championship____GOLF
Major League Baseball Friday
2 p.m. Minnesota at Chicago Cubs............WGN
7 p.m. Florida at Toronto..............____SUN
Saturday
4 p.m. Regional - Chicago White Sox at Milwaukee, N.Y. Mets at N.Y. Yankees or St. Louis at Cleveland ... FOX
NHL Playoffs Friday
8 pm Pittsburgh at Detroit..................NBC
Times, games, channels all subject to change
San Francisco at Arizona, late Cincinnati at Washington, late Philadelphia at N.Y. Mets, late Friday's Games Minnesota (Slowey 8-2) at Chicago Cubs (R.Wells 0-2), 2:20 p.m. Atlanta (Hanson 0-0) at Baltimore (Berken 1-2), 7:05 p.m. Boston (Lester 5-5) at Philadelphia (Blanton 4-3), 7:05 p.m. Detroit (Porcello 6-4) at Pittsburgh (Snell 1-6), 7:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Maine 5-4) at N.Y. Yankees (Chamberlain 3-1), 7:05 p.m. St. Louis (Pineiro 5-6) at Cleveland (D.Huff 1-2), 7:05 p.m. Florida (Nolasco 2-6) at Toronto (Richmond 4-3), 7:07 p.m. Washington (Stammen 0-2) at Tampa Bay (Garza 4-4), 7:38 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Richard 2-1) at Milwaukee (Suppan 4-4), 8:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Kuroda 1 -1) at Texas (Holland 1-3), 8:05 p.m. Cincinnati (Maloney 0-0) at Kansas City (Hochevar 1-2), 8:10 p.m. Seattle (Washburn 3-4) at Colorado i (Jimenez 4-6), 9:10 p.m. Houston (Hampton 4-4) at Arizona (Haren 4-4), 9:40 p.m. San Diego (Gaudin 2-4) at L.A. Angels (K.Escobar 0-1), 10:05 p.m. Oakland (Mazzaro 2-0) at San Francisco (Lincecum 5-1), 10:15 p.m.
Major League Soccer
EASTERN CONFERENCE
W D L GFGAPts
Chicago D.C. United Columbus Kansas City New England Toronto FC New York
2 20 17 21
2 20 17 19
17 17 16
16 16 16 14 17 16
17 21 16 12 22 9
WESTERN CONFERENCE
Chivas USA Houston Seattle FC Colorado Los Angeles Real Salt Lake FC Dallas San Jose
W
8 7 4 4 2 3 2 2
GFGA Pts
18 10 27
16 7 15 10
17 14
15 14
16 16 14 19 14 24
24 17 17 15 12 10 9
Wednesday's Games
Houston 1, Chivas USAO
Saturday's Games
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 FC, 10:30 p.m. Sunday's Games
Chivas USA at Columbus, 3 p.m.
WNBA
EASTERN CONFERENCE
W L Pet GB
Washington 3 0 1.000 �
Atlanta 1 1 .500 va
Connecticut 1 1 .500 va
Detroit 1 2 .333 2
Indiana 1 2 .333 2
Chicago 0 1 .000 2
New York 0 2 .000 2'a
WESTERN CONFERENCE
w L Pet GB
Minnesota 3 0 1.000 �
Phoenix 2 0 1.000 %
Seattle 2 1 .667 1
Los Angeles 1 2 .333 2
San Antonio 0 1 .000 2
Sacramento 0 2 .000 2M
Tuesday's Games
Indiana 73, Seattle 66
Wednesday's Games Washington 75, Detroit 69 Minnesota 87, Los Angeles 76 Phoenix 91, New York 84
Thursday's Games No games scheduled
Friday's Games Los Angeles at Indiana, 7 p.m. Seattle at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Atlanta at Chicago, 8:30 p.m. Phoenix at Sacramento, 10 p.m.
Transactions
BASEBALL
American League
SEATTLE MARINERS_Assigned RHP Denny Stark outright to Tacoma (PCL). TORONTO BLUE JAYS_Agreed to terms with OF .David Dellucci on a minor league contact and assigned him to Las Vegas (PCL).
National League CHICAGO CUBS_Activated INF Aaron Miles from the 15-day DL. Optioned INF-OF Jake Fox to Iowa (PCL). HOUSTON ASTROS_Activated RHP Geoff Geary from the 15-day DL and . sent him outright to Round Rock (PCL). NEW YORK METS_Acquired OF Chip Ambres from Boston. Announced OF Emil Brown cleared waivers and accepted outright assignment to Buffalo (IL). WASHINGTON NATIONALS_Agreed to terms with RHP Drew Storen and assigned him to Hagerstown (SAL).
BASKETBALL
National Basketball Association
CHARLOTTE BOBCATS_Named Todd Fleming vice president of ticket sales. SACRAMENTO KINGS Jlamed Paul Westphal coach.
FOOTBALL National Football League INDIANAPOLIS COLTS_Signed K Shane Andrus.
NEW YORK JETS_Agreed to terms with QB Mark Sanchez on a multiyear contract. Signed P Reggie Hodges. Waived P Eric Wilbur. �
HOCKEY National Hockey League DALLAS STARS_Fired coach Dave Tippett.
PHILADELPHIA FLYERS_Agreed to terms with G Ray Emery on one-year contract.
COLLEGE
BERRYJMamed Stephanie Dunn women's basketball coach. CHARLOTTE_Named Adam Pry men's golf coach.
COAST GUARD_Named Rick Gaines women's basketball coach. ELON_Extended the contract Mike Kennedy, baseball coach, through the 2014 season.
HOLY CROSS_Announced the resignation of men's basketball coach Ralph Willard to become men's basketball associate head coach at Louisville. NEBRASKAJIamed Chuck Chmelka men's gymnastics coach. NOTRE DAME_Named Jill Bodensteiner associate athletic director for compliance and liaison to the university's general counsel and Mike Karwoski director of athletic performance. SAN FRANCISCO_Signed men's soccer coach Erik Visser to contract extension. STONEHILL_Announced the resignation of softball coach Danielle Delude. WASHINGTON^Named Brandon Prldeaux men's assistant soccer coach, effective Jan. 1,2010.
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 1st through 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 veleyl31@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 a 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.
It's 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.
If you want a Sebring High School cheerleader to receive credit please include check with registration and return to cheerleader before clinic.
Amount: $40.
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 afternoon that week 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. and activities in the pool and on the sand court from 11 a.m.-Noon.
Cost for the camp is $100 per participant 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..
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. to 1 p.m.
Golf clubs, practice balls, golf instruction and prizes will be included in this fee; an optional lunch will be available at $5 per day per child, plus drink if needed.
We plan on having a different learning experience each day, which includes other outdoor sports to keep the kids' interest up.
If you're looking for something for your child to do this summer, this camp will not disappoint.
Call 453-5210 to reserve your child's spot as they may fill up quickly.
See additional camp information at River Greens website at www.rgreens .com.
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 registration the fee is $25.
Checks should be made payable to Central Florida Striders and mailed to Chet Brojek, 3310 Par Road, 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. �
Business/player sponsorships are also available.
Ask Scotto about special team sponsor packages.
Call the News-Sun
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Governor, Cabinet proclaim June 27 - July 3 as Dive Flag Awareness Week
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In the past five years, 22 divers in Florida's waters have been killed or injured after a boat struck them.
Many of these incidents could have been avoided had the boaters been on the lookout for divers-down flags, or if the divers had properly displayed the dive flags to alert boaters to their presence.
Today, Gov. Charlie Crist and the Florida Cabinet passed a resolution proclaiming June 27 - July 3 as Dive Flag Awareness Week.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), the U.S. Coast Guard and their marine law enforcement partners support the resolution.
Lt. David Bingham, an FWC watch commander stationed in south Florida, became very familiar with diving dangers after investigating several injuries and fatalities.
"Tens of thousands of residents and visitors enjoy the great snorkeling and diving opportunities Florida has to offer," Bingham said.
"Obviously, divers don't want to be struck by a boat, and boaters don't want to strike anyone either."
Bingham conducts an annual "Wave the Flag" enforcement detail targeting dive-flag-related violations in south Florida.
He is on a mission to promote dive-flag awareness and is encouraged by the proclamation.
"We want folks to enjoy diving without having to look over their shoulder wondering if they are going to be hit," Bingham said. "It's time folks pay attention to what a divers-down flag means and to 'steer clear,' and divers need to make sure they present their flags according to the laws."
A divers-down flag used on a vessel must be displayed whenever divers or snorkel-ers are in the water.
The divers-down flag is red with a .white diagonal stripe. It must be at least 20 inches by 24 inches and flown at a high point, observable 360 degrees around the
vessel.
A divers-down flag towed on a float must be at least 12 inches by 12 inches.
It must have a wire or other stiffener to hold it open.
Divers and snorkelers must make every reasonable effort to stay close to their flag.
When they exit the water, the divers-down flag must be taken down.
"It is imperative that divers and snorkelers remove the divers-down flag once they are out of the water or, otherwise, the presence of the flag becomes meaningless to boaters," Bingham said. "The display of the flag should never be used for any other reason than what it is intended - to indicate there are persons in the water. Using it for any other reason is dangerous and unlawful."
All vessels must make a reasonable effort to stay at least 100 feet away from a divers-down flag within a river, inlet or channel.
In- open waters, vessels must make a reasonable
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Dive flags must be displayed at all times while divers and snorkelers are in the water.
effort to stay 300 feet away from a divers-down flag.
Within those prescribed distances, a vessel may operate but must be at idle speed.
"With bay scallop and
spiny lobster season just around the corner, the FWC, our marine law enforcement partners, the governor and the cabinet members really want to emphasize the impor-
tance of engaging all safety precautions, including the use of divers-down flags," Bingham said. "If you're diving, display a flag. If you're boating, look for the flag."
Audis lock up first two spots in LeMans practice
McNish quickest in Le Mans debut of Sebring-winning R15 TDI
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The first outing at Le Mans went quite well Wednesday for Audi's new Audi R15 TDI with the two fastest laps in the opening practice for the 77th 24 Hours of Le Maris.
Having last raced the new diesel-powered prototype at the American Le Mans Series' 57th Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring presented by Fresh from Florida, defending race-winner Allan McNish was quickest than teammate Marco Werner by only 0.054 seconds.
Qualifying is set for Thursday evening.
It was a damp session at Le Mans on Wednesday with only a few minutes of the six-hour practice under anything that was close to dry.
McNish's best lap was a 3:30.708 (144.689 mph) around the 8.3-mile circuit in the R15 TDI that he will share with Dindo Capello and Tom Kristensen (the trio won the race last year) helped Audi best French favorite Peugeot.
The two manufacturers waged an incredible battle both at Petit Le Mans last season and Sebring in March.
Both McNish and Werner are three-time champions in the American Le Mans Series.
"We need to get as much information as we can at Le Mans. As much as we have done in testing, it's a new track with the new car," McNish siad! "Kilometers on the new car are important. At the beginning it was damp in places and drizzling in others. So it really wasn't a dry circuit. But I think it's an encouraging start. I couldn't hazard a guess to the pole time."
Series teams did them-
Allan McNish was the quickest driver in Le Mans practice Wednesday.
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selves proud in the practice. Corvette Racing's two Corvette C6.Rs went quickest in GT1 with Jan Magnussen setting the fastest class time of 3:57.876 (128.164 mph).
The Dane, who won the class pole last year, will team with Johnny O'Connell and Antonio Garcia. Corvette is seeking its sixth and final GT1 victory at Le Mans since 2001 with a move to GT2 set for the Mid-Ohio round of the American Le Mans Series in August.
Oliver Gavin was next in GT1 at 3:59.586 (127.249 mph).
He will team with Olivier Beretta and Marcel Fassler in the second Corvette Racing entry.
In GT2, Risi
Competizione's lead Ferrari F430 GT of Jaime Melo, Pierre Kaffer and Mika Salo
'As much as we have done in testing, it's a new track with the new car.'
ALLAN MCNISH
Audi Sport Team Joest
sat second in class as the team attempts a rare class repeat victory.
Melo's time of 4:10.980 (121.472 mph) in the Ferrari was 2.6 seconds off the pace of the Team Felbermayr Proton Porsche 911 GT3 RSR.
The Risi trio already has won in class at Sebring this year.
The second Risi Ferrari of Tracy Krohn, Nic Jonsson and Eric van de Poele was well down in the order after suffering slight damage after a spin on the Mulsanne Straight.
"It was really weird. I was coming up to the second chi-
cane on the Mulsanne and I knew there was a [prototype] car behind me," Krohn said. "I figured he would come right alongside me as w^ were going to be making a left turn but he got closer than I expected and he took my air which put me into a spin. I thought I'd saved it and barely touched the wall so it's a shame about the slight damage."
Flying Lizard Motorsports' Porsche 911 GT3 RSR of Jorg Bergmeister, Darren Law and Seth Neiman finished the session seventh in class with a lap of 4:15.254 (119.439 mph).
The team currently leads
the American Le Mans Series' GT2 championship.
Other American Le Mans Series representatives had very good outings Wednesday. The Felbermayr Porsche is being driven by Series standouts Wolf Henzler (last year's GT2 co-champion), Marc Lieb and Richard Lietz.
Patron Highcroft Racing's David Brabham was part of the lineup in the fastest of the Peugeot 908s, which was just 0.394 seconds off McNish's pace.
Next up was the Pescarolo Sport Peugeot with de Ferran Motorsports' Simon Pagenaud on the roster.
Both Brabham and Pagenaud drive Acura ARX-02a prototypes in North America.
The North Carolina-based Creation Autosportif was 20th overall with a 3:54.522
(129.980 mph).
Jamie Campbell-Walter, Vanina Ickx and Romain Iannetta are driving.
Guy Smith drove the third-place LMP2 Girietta-Zytek 09S for Quifel-ASM Team, and Porsche factory driver Patrick Long fourth in GT2 with the IMSA Performance Porsche 911 GT3 RSR.
Dominik Farnbacher's Hankook-Team Farnbacher Ferrari F430 GT was eighth in GT2, followed by Drayson Racing's Aston Martin Vantage GT2 of Paul Drayson, Jonnny Cocker and Marino Franchitti in 10th.
The 77th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans is scheduled for 3 p.m. CET (9 a.m. EDT) on Saturday, June 13 to 3 p.m. CET (9 a.m. EDT) on Sunday, June 14.
SPEED will provide live television coverage.
Flag-to-flag coverage of the race, qualifying and practice will be available at radi-olemans.com.
The next round of the American Le Mans Series is the American Le Mans Northeast Grand Prix at Lime Rock Park in Lakeville, Conn.
The race is scheduled for 2:05 p.m. EDT on Saturday, July 18.
The race will air live on SPEED.
American Le Mans Radio presented by Porsche and Live Timing & Scoring will be available at Racehub on americanlemans.com.
You also can follow the Series on Twitter.
The race also will mark the fifth round of the MICHE-LIN� Green X� Challenge.
Tickets are available at americanlemans.com and limerock.com.
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Highlands South
The men's association played a game on Thursday, June 4.
Winning first place in the White division was the team of Bill Hoogterp, Duke Edwards, Don* Jones and Ken Bailey with minus-22. Winning first place in the Gold division was the team of Barry Reister, Vern Hall, Frank Recupido and Bob Gobert with minus-19.
Closest to the pin: No. 4, Bill Hoogterp, 25-feet-10-inches; No. 7, Carl Orpurt, 10-feet-9-inches; No. 13, Duke Edwards, 10-feet-4-inches-; and No. 15, Duke Edwards, 4-feet-5-inch-es.
Placid Lakes
The Men's Association played a One Best Ball on Even Holes, Two Best Balls on Odd Holes event Wednesday, June 10.
The team of Jack Marceau, Chuck Fortunato and Jack Bond came out on top at -18, with Ed Bartusch, Chuck Wallin and Cody Coates one shot behind at -17.
Cliff Moore was closest to the pin on #13 at 13-feet, one-half-inch.
The Women's Association played a One Best Ball Front, Two Best Balls Back event Tuesday, June 9.
The trio of Barbara Moriarity, Pat Haas and Sue Mackey won with a -16 while Becky George, Rose Hunter and Barb Lockwood were second with -.11.
Hunter helped her team with chip-ins from off both the 7th and 9th greens.
Mackey was closest to the pin on #11 at 8-feet, 3-inches.
The men's association played a quota points tournament on Wednesday, June 3.
Winning first place was the team of Al Verhage, John Goble, Chuch Wallin and Cody Coates with plus-16; and second place, Jack Marceau, Darrell Horney, Gary Hoekstra and Wayne Wood withplus-3.
Closest to the pin: No. 5, Darrell Horney, 7-feet-9-inches.
The women's association played One Best Ball on Odd Numbered Holes and Two Best Balls on Even Numbered Holes, on Tuesday, June 2.
Winning first place was the team of
Pat Haas, Barb Lockwood and Barbara Moriarity with minus-13; and second place, Becky George, Handan Schneider and Chris McQuigg with minus-8. -
Closest to the pin: No. 2, Barbara Moriarity, 25-feet-6-inches.
Lake June West Golf Club
A Mixed Scramble was played Thursday, June 11 with the team of Ron Hesson, Joe Swartz, Joyce Swartz, Ken Colyer and Norma Colyer taking first with a 46.
Ken Rowen, Don Boulton, Joanne McGill and Leola Robillard came in second with a 50.
Norma Colyer was �-
closest to the pin for
the ladies, getting to 11-feet, 5-inches
on hole #8.
Ron Hesson got to 11-feet-even on #2 and Ken Rowen came within 11-feet, 8-inches on #4.
The Men's League played on Wednesday, June 10.
The team of Tony Notaro, John Byron, Paul Monks, John Smithyman and John Riley eked out a win as their 40 was one better than Ron Hesson, Tom Schultz, Jack Maginnis, Don Boulton and Jerry Hibbs' 41.
Ken Colyer was closest to the pin on #2 at 4-feet, 4-inches, Tony Notaro got to 9-feet, 8-inches on #4 and Ron Hesson was within a scant 8-inches of holing out on #8.
A scramble was played on Thursday, June 4.
Winning first place was the team of Ken Rowen, Vince Mathew, John Byron, Byron and John Smithyman with 50; and second place, Frank Gallagher, Patty Mancuso, Dick Denhart and Joanne McGill with 51. , Closest to the pin: (Ladies), No. 2, Margaret Schultz, 8-feet-4-inches; and
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No. 8, Margaret Schultz, 18-feet-3-inches. (Men), No. 4, Tony Notaro, 7-feet-7-inches.
The men's league played an event on Wednesday, June 3.
Winning first place was the team of Frank Gallagher, Richard Loomis, Tom Schultz, Dick Reaney and Don Boulton with 37; and second place, Tony Notaro, Dick Denhart, John Byron and John Smithyman with 39.
Closest to the pin: No. 2, Don Boulton, 7-feet-5-inches; No. 4, Don Boulton, 6-feet-8-inches; and No. 8, Ken Colyer, 4-feet-6-inches.
Pinecrest
The Men's Association played a Team and Individual Pro-Am Points event Wednesday, June 10.
The team of Terry Crocker, Greg Mitchell and Bobby Fowler took top team honors with +11 points while Crocker was atop the A Division results with +4.
Ed Northrup won B Division with +7, Mitchell came in with +4 to top C Division and Pete Mezza took D Division with +4.
River Greens
A Men's Day event was played Monday, June 8 with Jim Cercy and Terry Dray tying for first in Flight 1.
Lefty St. Pierre took Flight 2 honors ahead of Johnm Damanti and Al Farrell.
Vince Boever was closest to the pin on #3 at 9-feet, 1-inch; John Pamanda was closest on #5 at 17-feet, 4-inches; Gil Heier, at #12 was 13-feet, 7-inches away and Jim Cercy was 15-feet, 8-inches away on #17.
An Afternoon Scramble was played Friday, June 5 with Russ Rudd, Dick McClay, Tom Stewart, Anne Kozak and Bev Rudd taking first with -_ 9.
A Morning Scramble was played Friday, June 5 and saw Terry Dray, Ceciiy Dray, Dale Duncan and Jack Sayre come in with a -16 for first place.
The Women's Association played a Ladies Pro-Am event Thursday, June 4.
The team of Elaine Keppler, Bev Rudd, Kay Conkle and Babe McDonald taking first with +71/2.
Individually, Keppler won with +5 1/2; Pat Gower was second with +4 and McDonald third with +3.
The Morrison Group, plaed an event Thursday, June 4 and saw a close contest.
The team of Harold Plagens, Tim Thomas, Jerry Malabrigo and Ed Koster carded a -26 to keep them just ahead of Russ Rudd, Gil Heier, Joe Graf and Bob Biever's -25.
The Men's Association played a Pro-Am event Wednesday, June 3 and Jon Van Slooten, Dick McClay, Jim Cercy and Vince Boever took top honors with +6 1/2.
Dale Duncan, Lefty St. Pierre, Gil Heier and Romy Febre were second wtih +4 1/2.
Individually, Febre won A Flight with +4 1/2, Cercy won B Flight with +5 1/2, Joe Graf topped C Flight with +6 VI and Dave Knoblauch won D Flight with
+7 1/2.
The Golfettes played a tournament Tuesday, June 2 and saw Helen Ochala, Fran Neil, Carol Rey and Fran Smith come in with a -25 for the win.
The Morrison Group played Tuesday, June 2.
Dick Lynch, Al Farrell, Lary Ray and Jim Cercy scored a -28 for the win while Gil Heier, Terry Dray, Don McDonald and Harold Plagens were second with -19.
The Morrison Group played a tournament Monday, June 1 with Gil Heier, Russ Rudd, Al Farrell and Dick Lynch carding a -39 for the win.
Jim Cercy, Tim Thomas, Bill Lockwood and Peter March scored a -32, as did Butch Smith, Terry Dray and Vince Boever.
SpringLake
For their monthly two day tournament, on Tuesday and Thursday, June 2 and 4, the Men's Golf Association played four-man teams in a combo of three best balls the first day and two best balls the second.
The team of Bob Hinde, Don Ray, Ed Clay and Mike Williams won first place with a combined net score of 305.
They were followed by the team of Bill Lawens, Red Bohanon, Gale Monda and a blind draw, second at 312, and the team of Jon Brower, Charles Keniston, Dan Porter and Bob Frederick, third at 313.
Sun 'N Lake
The Women's Association played a 2 BB's of foursome event Wednesday, June 10.
Taking first place with a 117 was Diane Parker, Pat Steele, Pat Van Home and Barb Vanthournout.
There was, then, a three-way tie for second as the quartets of Joan Benson, Nancy Wolff, Nola Campbell and Mickie Edwards; Nancy Fassler, Glenda Rosendahl, Shirley Young and Denise Hulbert; and Judy O'Hora, Yvonne Kurtyka, Carolyn Winkler and Marilyn Stafford all came in with 121s.
Jordan jersey stolen from home of Spurs'Parker
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SAN ANTONIO - A 22-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly stealing an autographed Michael Jordan jersey from the home of San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker, authorities said Thursday.
Parker's manager called authorities in late May to report that the Chicago Bulls jersey had been swiped from a gym addition under construction at the home owned
by Parker and his actress wife, Eva Longoria.
The jersey had an estimated value of nearly $20,000.
Detectives at the Bexar County sheriff's office found the jersey listed on Craigslist and tracked the posting to Christopher James Carolan, an employee of the company hired to provide security for the Parker house.
Carolan, who had outstanding warrant for burglary in a separate case, resigned
the day before posting the item on the Web site.
Carolan was booked on the older burglary charge, and he remained jailed Thursday.
A theft warrant in the Parker case has also been issued, said Deputy Ino Badillo, a spokesman for the sheriffs office.
The jersey was sold by Carolan before he was arrested, but it has been recovered, Badillo said.
PETA: NH has veggie-friendliest minor-league park
Associated Press MANCHESTER, N.H. -People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals says the portobello mushroom salad and grilled vegetable sandwiches are among the home runs at the minor league ballpark in Manchester, N.H. For the second year in a
row, the MerchantsAuto.com Stadium, home of the New Hampshire Fisher Cats, is No. 1 in PETA's annual ranking of the top 10 vegetarian-friendly minor-league ballparks.
Visitors can get vegetarian burgers, veggie dogs, wraps and various salads.
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TODAY
� Alcoholics Anonymous
One Day At A Time group meets for a closed discussion at 9:30 a.m. Monday and Friday at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 4500 Sun 'N Lakes Blvd., Sebring. For details, call 314-0891.
� Alzheimer's Association Support Group meets at 6 p.m. second Friday at the Oaks of Avon in Avon Park. For details, call 385-3444.
� 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 informa-
tion, call Sam Dunn at 382-6792 or e-mail him at sam-dunn @samdunn. net.
� Heartland AIDS Network meets 9 a.m., second Friday, Heartland Professional Plaza Learning Center, Sebring.
� Heartland Clubs meet at 3:30 p.m. on the second Friday of each month at Placid Lakes Town Hall Bujjding, 2010 Placid Lakes Blvd. Call 699-6773.
� Highlands County Democratic Party 13th Precinct meets at 3:30 p.m. second Friday at Placid Lakes Town Hall, 2010 Placid Lakes Blvd., Lake Placid. For details, call.Bill Sayles at 699-6773.
� 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 dress required. Admission is $5 for members and $7 for non-members. Call 471-0559.
� Lake Country Cruisers has
a car show from 5-8 p.m. second Friday at Woody's Bar-B-Q parking lot, Lake Placid. There is a live disc jockey and door prizes.
� 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.
� 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.
� S.A.L.T. Council (Seniors and Law Enforcement Together) meets the second Friday each month at 10 a.m. in the conference room of Florida Hospital Home Care Services located at 4005 Sun 'n Lake Blvd. For more information contact Grace Plants at 273-1421.
� Sebring Eagles Club 4240
serves chicken or fish baskets from 5-7 p.m. at the club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring, for a $4 donation. Blind darts is played at 7 p.m. For details, call 655-4007. ,
� Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 serving buffet dinner at 5-7 p.m. Elks and guests invited. Dance music in ballroom at 7 p.m. Dinner and dance is $10 donation. For reservations, call 385-8647 or 471-3557. Lounge is open from 3-10 p.m.
� Sebring Moose Lodge 2259 serves beef franks and Italian sausages served from 1 p.m. to closing at 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. For details, call 655-3920.
� 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 3800 serves steak by the ounce from 5:30-7 p.m. every fourth Friday at the post, 1224 County Road 621 East, Lake Placid. Texas Hold 'em lessons, 2 p.m. For more details, call 699-5444.
� Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4300 serves pizza from 5:30-7 p.m. and music is from 6-9 p.m. at the post, 2011 SE Lakeview Drive, Sebring. For details, call 385-8902.
SATURDAY
� 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 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. A monthly social is planned at 6:30 p.m. on the second Saturday at the club. There will be dinner and music provided for dancing. Reservations are required by calling 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 Art League
has a class in Pastels/Acrylics taught by Llewellyn Rinald from from 9 a.m. to noon at the Cultural Center, 127 Dal Hall Blvd. For information call Dan Daszek at 465-7730.
� Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2661 opens the lounge at 1 p.m. Card games are played from 1-4 p.m. The lodge is
open to members and their guests. For details, call 465-2661.
� Narcotics Anonymous New Day Group meets at 7 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 319 Poinsettia Ave, Sebring. For information call Heartland area helpline (863) 683-0630. More information on other meetings and events at www.naflheartland.org.
� Overeaters Anonymous meets at 10:30 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church, Oak Street, Lake Placid. For more details, call 382-1821.
� Sebring Eagles Club 4240 serves dinner from 5-7 p.m. at the club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring, Music is from 7-10 p.m. For details, call 655-4007.
� Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3800 serves breakfast from 8-11 a.m. and horse racing at 5:30 p.m. every second and fourth Saturday at the post, 1224 County Road 621 East, Lake Placid. 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.
� 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.
� 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.
� Veterans of Foreign Wars
Post 3880 serves hamburgers from 4-5:30 p.m. and plays poker at 5:30 p.m. at the post, 1224 County Road 621 East, Lake Placid. For details, call 699-5444.
� 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. Calf 385-8902.
MONDAY
� Alcoholics Anonymous
meeting, 8-9 p.m. at Episcopal Church, Lakeshore Drive, Sebring. For more details, call 385-8807.
� Alcoholics Anonymous
One Day At A Time group meets for a closed discussion at 9:30 a.m. Monday and Friday at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 4500 Sun 'N Lakes Blvd., Sebring. For details, call 314-0891.
� Alzheimer's Association Support Group meets at 2 p.m. at the Oaks of Avon, 1010 U.S. 27 North, Avon Park. For details, call 385-3444.,
� Alanon meets at 8 p.m. at St. Agnes Episcopal Church, 660 NW Lakeview Drive, Sebring. Call (863) 687-3800.
Public Notice
FCC Digital Transition June 12, 2009
Free Digital Transition Class now being held in Highlands, Hardee, Desoto, Okeechobee & Glades Counties. This is a FREE GOVERNMENT CLASS and will help you answer any questions that you might have and help you get through the Digital Transition without losing any of your favorite TV channels. On June 19, 2009 all analog signals will be shut down and anyone hot ready for the Digital Transition will not have TV Channels. Please call toll free 800-775-0879 or local 863-386-4404 to schedule an appointment at our local help center or if you would like to have our staff come to your location or clubhouse and do a free educational class on the Digital Transition. We will provide handouts and hands on training on the upcoming Digital Transition.
DO NOT BUY A CONVERTER BOX WITHOUT CALLING 800-775-0879 or 863-386-4404 FIRST!!! YOU WILL NOT GET ALL YOUR PROGRAMMING IN RURAL AREAS WITH THE WRONG BOX!!! PLEASE CONTACT THE FCC AT WWW.FCC.GOV OR CALL 800-775-0879 or 863-386-4404 NOW...
� www.dtv.gov - DTV related consumer resources, outreach tools, publications, news, and more can be found here.
� www.digitaltips.org - Visit the Consumer Electronics Association's Web site which includes a "Quick Start Guide" to install a TV converter box and other useful tools.
� www.dtvanswers.com - DTV Answers offers more information about television's analog shut-off, including resources to help choose an antenna, converter box details, videos and more.
� www.dtvtransition.org - Take an online quiz to find out if you are ready for the DTV transition or access an extensive list of online DTV resources.
� www.getreadyfordigitaltv.com - Useful information and television spots provided by the National Cable & Telecommunications Association.
***For more information please call FCC Walk-In Center or Mobile Center at 800-775-0879 or 863-386-4404.
Local Walk-In Help Center Monday - Friday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (special hours available) 1118 Lakeview Dr. Sebring, Florida 33870 863-386-4404
Mobile Centers will be from May 4, 2009 through July 14, 2009 throughout the local area. Please call to find out where the nearest mobile event location for you will be held at 800-775-0879 or 863-386-4404.
JUDGE CLIFTON M. KELLY
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 Chilren's Services Council and Foundation are not eligible.
Nomination Form -pleaseprint
Nominee Name_ Street Address �_ City/State/Zip Phone #_
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.
Phone #
Street Address.
City/State/Zip
Sponsor's signature verifying accuracy of data
0002718335-01
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. ^ All nominees will be screened by a selection committee.


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HERE II HERE to perform June 28 at Unity Church of Sebring
Special to the News-Sun SEBRING - HERE II HERE, the Miami-based band associated with the likes of The Oracle of Tibet, Suzanne De Passe, Akiane Kramarik, Kim Eng (Eckhart Tolle), and the Rev. Michael Beckwith, is spearheading a new wave of music with the release of their first full-length, album.
The group will be in concert Sunday, June 28 at The Unity Church of Sebring, performing at 10:30 a.m. as musical guests for the service, and at an afternoon concert at 1:30 p.m.
Fresh off a recent appearance on ABC's Good Morning America and a performance opening for Kenny G and Babyface at Miami Dolphin Stadium, the five-member American-Latino group previously known as "Inner Voice" � including a former member of teeri idol group Menudo � has been
attracting quite a following with their rhythmic blend of tribal pop, illuminated rock and soul-inspired R&B harmonies. (Think Santana meets Boyz II Men with a holistic, peace-promoting twist).
With 14 songs, including hits "Holy," "Alien," "Plankton," "Your Dreams," "It's All Light,!' and "Yes", the self-titled album features artwork by internationally renowned artists such as 13-year-old Akiane Kramarik and United Nations world peace envoy Jacqueline Ripstein.
Available June 21, the CD is a living kaleidoscope fusion of soul, world, pop, Afro-Cuban and funk rhythms; a conscious musical celebration of life, awareness, truth, laughter, peace and love..
Despite years of experimental recording with pro-
ducers such as Grammy Award-winner Joel Sommeillan and in such famed locales as the Kaufman-Astoria Studios in New York City, this album was primarily self-recorded in the homes of HERE II HERE band members. It does, however, include two songs produced by Someillan and six songs mixed by Grammy-winning engineer, Doc Wiley.
Organically connected through chance meetings, HERE II HERE band members Edwin Itoh, Jaime Triana, Ashley Ruiz, Alex Perez and Kazuhiro Itoh came together in 2004 and have been inspiring crowds with lyrics of awareness, harmony, laughter and love ever since. Their easy-to-under-stand, catchy tunes form a genre of their own: entertainment with awareness.
"Music is the invitation for
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HERE II HERE will be in concert Sunday, June 28 at The Unity Church of Sebring, performing at 10:30 a.m. as musical guests for the service, and at an afternoon concert at 1:30 p.m.
everyone to notice the connection and harmony that exists in the world," Reeves
says. "It promotes an awareness of reality. When we're interconnected as one, it
makes relationships and creativity flow and inspires peace."
Facing my guilt and getting God's grace
�Speaking recently with a reader about my last column - the lesson of two roses - it was brought to my attention that another aspect of purity and marriage needed to be addressed. I had made the point that the preferred way of arriving at the marriage altar was to have followed the Biblical principles of purity and have refrained from immorality.
But the logical question follows: "What hope is there for the one who has already sinned and given 'Z, away their virginity? Can they look forward to a beautiful love story too?"
From what the Bible says, absolutely yes! � Everybody has choices to make, When it comes to honoring God and abstaining from sinful indulgence, we must choose not to give into temptation. Every choice comes with consequences.
A young person who chooses to be pure will be rewarded with an honorable reputation. Someone who has loose morals will not be highly regarded. A person's character is formed based on the choices they make in public or private. Just because someone has made bad choices, it doesn't mean they are without hope; there is still opportunity for a change.
When one comes to the understanding of the way they should go, there is a responsibility to change course. The wounds of your wrong choices can be healed, but the scars of past will remain.
This is where God makes the difference. This is why Christ died. Not only can God provide forgiveness for the one who admits his guilt, but God can restore' a broken vessel. Jesus has the power to make a new person out of a sinner, but you must want
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Luke Knickerbocker
it.
God's grace is greater than all our sin. If you are honest, you will admit you have sinned. The Bible says we all have been born into sin. God has given his law to show us we are all guilty of breaking it. This separates us from having peace with Him. So God in his great love gave us a gift ... the gift of guilt. If we did not possess a guilty conscience, we would have no desire to deal with our sin problem. Some choose to blame others for their ..guilt, and never receive deliverance from their sin.
But the one who turns to Christ as a penitent sinner, may receive forgiveness and a free spirit! It is the goodness of God that lead-eth thee to repentance (Romans 2:4). Christ died for you; His grace is greater than our sin. My friend, have you dealt with the guilt of your past? God can restore you. But God will not help one who attempts to justify himself or ignore his sin.
Admit you are a sinner and need the blood of Jesus to wash away your sin. If you have been immoral, confess that sin and forsake it. God can cleanse you and give you a bright future!
As the Bible says in Philippians 3:13,14, "...forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high call-, ing of God in Christ Jesus."
Once your past is truly behind you, you can then begin to move forward.
Luke Knickerbocker is the pastor of Bethel Baptist Church in Lake Placid, on 216 E. Park St. E-mail him at knick-print@yahoo.com. Read more at waitingtotouch.blogspot. com.
RELIGION GUIDELINES: The News-Sun publishes religion news on Fridays.
The submission deadline is 5 p.m. Monday to be considered for publication in the following Friday's paper.
Submit items to the News-Sun's from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays; fax to 385-2453; send e-mail to editor@newssun.com; or mail to Lifestyle Editor, News-Sun, 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL 33870. For information, call 385-6155, ext. 516.
Atonement Lutheran Church
SEBRING � On Sunday evening come see "One Night With The King," the story of Esther, a great woman of the Bible.
The movie stars Peter O'Toole and Omar Sharif and is suitable for all ages from 6 and up.
Avon Park Church of Christ
AVON PARK -"Consecrating Ourselves to The Lord" (Philippians 1: 21) will be the message Sunday morning presented by Minister Larry Roberts.
The Sunday evening service will be a Bible study from the book of Ephesians.
There will be a dinner for all members and their guests on Tuesday night at a local restaurant.
Avon Park Church of Christ is at 200 S. Forest. Ave. For information, call 453-4692.
Bethany Baptist Church
AVON PARK - Pastor Charles Pausley will continue with the Colossians series on Sunday morning.
On Sunday, June 28 at 6 p.m., The Mitchum Brothers Quartet will be in concert. No cost. .
On Tuesday, June 30 the Young at Heart group will meetat 11:30 a.m. for lunch at Bob Evans.
If you have any questions, call the office at 452-1136, go to the Web page at www.bethanybaptistap.com or e-mail bethanybap-tistap @ 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 on Sunday morning is titled "God, the Preserver of Man."
The keynote is from Psalms 121:8, "The Lord shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore."
The church is at 146 N. Franklin St.
Christian Training Church;
SEBRING - The Rev. Linda M. Downing will bring the message titled "Truth Brings Light" this . week at the Sunday morning service.
The Wednesday night Bible study will continue in the book of Romans.
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Eastside Christian Church
LAKE PLACID - Next Wednesday the kindergarten through fifth-graders will be kicking off the summer with a Kids Bowling Outing. Participants will leave the church at 6:30 p.m. and return around 7:45 p.m. All summer long the Wednesday evening youth will be enjoying fun activities and outings such as bowling, swimming and ice-cream trips to Scoops. The children's program is for ages 5- to 13-year-olds. Snacks, crafts and activities are provided each week. For more information about the youth program, contact the church office at 465-7065.
Men, don't miss out on the next Promise Keepers meeting coming up Monday. 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. The pastor will be driving the church van for anyone who needs transportation. To make arrangements for a ride contact the church office at 465-7065.
This Sunday the pastor will continue with his sermon series dealing with spiritual warfare. In every desert of despair God provides an oasis of comfort. Come and hear what God has in store.
If you are looking for Biblical truth and loving fellowship than come join your friends at Eastside, 101 Peace Ave., on County Road
621 on the left hand side just before the Caladium fields.
Faith Lutheran Church
SEBRING � The sermon title for Sunday morning will be "The End Result is What Matters."
First Christian Church
AVON PARK - Shout for joy and sing. "God Still Reigns!" is the theme for this week's sermon that Pastor Greg Ratliff will be sharing. The title is "Overwhelmed - Know Who is in Control." Look to Scripture to see what promises are waiting for us to take hold of and share with others.
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Bengston retires after 45 years of church ministry
Special to the News-Sun SEBRING - Pastor Eugene H. Bengtson will be retiring June 30 after 45 years in church ministry. He began preaching at age 17 and became a pastor at age 21. He has been active in ministry ever since.
Bengtson attended Sebring public schools from the first grade on and graduated from Sebring High School in 1961. He graduated from Bryan College four years later arid married his high school sweetheart, Yetta Weyant. They have four daughters and eight grandchildren.
After teaching school � for �two years in the Highlands County School'1"'A'v@iillfct; Bengtson felt the urging of God to go to seminary and into the ministry. After finishing his master's of theology degree at Dallas Seminary, he pastored at Lorida Church of the Brethren for two and one-half years. Nine years later, he earned his doctorate of ministry from Luther Rice Seminary.
With Pastor Bengtson's love for his hometown, combined with his love for God, he helped start Bible Fellowship Church of Highlands County. He was the founding pastor and has remained so for 35 years. He says that it is time for him to step out from under the full-time load and let the younger people take over.
Bengston would like to give the entire honor to the
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Lord for the wonderful leadership, staff and volunteers that He sent to serve at Bible Fellowship Church over the years and for the congregation that God has allowed him to shepherd.
He wants to thank, as well, the folks of Sebring from various church backgrounds and businesses who have prayed for him and blessed him and the church in many ways.
Bengtson said, "The greatest joys in the ministry have been seeing people come to faith in Christ and watching
them grow, seeing marriages restored, seeing broken hearts mended, seeing people leave our church and go into the ministry and finally, having our daughters grow up in the town I love."
There will be a retirement celebration at 6 p.m. Saturday, June 20 at Bible Fellowship Church on 3750 Hammock Road. There will be a program followed by refreshment time. The public is invited. Call the church office at 385-1024 if you plan, to attend.
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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 firstchris-tianap@embarqmail.com with any questions or to request information. The church Web site is www.firstchristianap.com.
First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
SEBRING - At the Lord's Table will be Anna Coley and Linda Correll. Communion, will be served by David Van Diver, Clara Moore, Sandi Laufer and Carol Baker. ',�'.
Greeting the congregation will be Carol Baker. Sandi Laufer 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 pastor will bring the message titled "Moses Flees to Midian," from Exodus 2:12-25, this Sunday morning. Special music will be provided by Betty Lou Moll.
1st Presbyterian Church - A.R.P.
AVON PARK - On Sunday, Pastor Bob Johnson's sermon will be "Putting on Christ" based on Romans 13:11-14.
The choir's introit will be "Holy and Mighty" and the anthem will be "God, Our Creator, Source and Sustainer." April Garcia will play the,piano solo "A Wish" by Chopin during the offertory and play the organ on the hymn -The Solid Rock."
The adult Sunday school class will review the video series on "Becoming a Contagious Christian" and Pastor Johnson will answer any questions.
On Tuesday the Session will meet at 6 p.m.
On Thursday the Youth Group led by
Dave and Rene Blackmon will also meet at 6 p.m. for dinner and Bible study and activities afterwards.
On Saturday, June 20 the Youth Group will meet from 6-8 p.m. for a movie and pizza.
The church is at 215 E. Circle Street (with two entrances on Lagrande Street). For questions, call 453-3242.
1st United Methodist Church of Sebring
SEBRING - This Sunday, the Rev. A.C. Bryant's sermon title is "They Wanted Wine ~ Mary Gave Them Jesus" with Scripture reading from John 2:1-12.
Vacation Bible School is beginning Monday, June 15-19, from 9 a.m. to noon. The program will be Camp E.D.G.E., which will include kindergarten through fifth grade, ages 5-10.
Visit the Web page at www.sebringfirs-tumc.com for more church information or call the church office at 385-5184.
Heartland Christian Church
SEBRING - This Sunday at the Praise and Worship Service, Stephanie Hadwin will sing the hymn "Wherever You Go." George Kelly will also sing the special hymn "Long Black Train."
Betty and Harold Huzela will be this week's greeters. Lauren and Lucy Diner : i will be this week's readers. Pastor Ted Moore's sermon this week will be "When The Chips Are Down" with Scripture from the book of Acts 19:21-41.
The Tuesday Senior Adult 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.
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Greg McDougal plays at gospel dinner concert
SEBRING - All are invited to a southern gospel dinner concert featuring Greg McDougal on Saturday, June 20. Dinner is served at 6 p.m., and the concert starts at about 7 p.m. at Dee's Place Restaurant, 138 N. Ridgewood Drive, just off the Circle.
Call for reservations at 471-2228. Cost is by donation. 0
'Jam for the Lamb' set at Crossroads
AVON PARK - "Jam for the Lamb" from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, June 13 at Crossroads Community Church, 114 S. Central Ave.
There will be games, food, drinks, a moonbounce for the kids and, of course, amazing Christian music. This event is free and for the whole family.
Women's Conference closes at Emmanuel United Church of Christ
SEBRING - The three-day Florida United Church of Christ Women's Conference held in Sebring for the second year at the Quality Inn Conference Center, will close with morning worship at Emmanuel United Church of Christ, 3115 Hope St. on Sunday followed by a welcome reception.
The Rev. Loey (Lois) M. Powell, one of the leaders at the 82nd Florida Women's Conference, will present the morning's message, "Telling Stories," a focus on Mark 4:26-34. Powell, who has a passion for social justice issues, particularly as they relate to women, is currently serving as a co-team leader for the Justice and Ministries of the United Church of
Christ and has also served as the executive director of United Church of Christ Coordinating Center for Women.
Ordained in 1978, she organized the start of a new church in Oakland, Calif.; has been a member of the staff for the Northern California-Nevada Conference; and was pastor of United Church of Christ in Tallahassee. Before joining the United Church of Christ's national staff in 1997, she was an elected member of the United Church of Christ's Executive Council and served on the board of directors, for the Center for Child Care Workforce.
The Boomerang Express arrives in Lake Placid
LAKE PLACID -Prepare to trek through the Land Down Under and discover how it all comes back to Jesus when you ... follow Him, worship Him, confess Him, serve Him and obey Him.
In this one-week adventure learn about having a relationship with Jesus through Bible stories, crafts, motivating music and games.
The adventure is from 8 a.m. to noon Monday-Friday,
June 15-19 at First Baptist Church of Placid Lakes, 116 Cleveland Ave. N.E.
For more information, call Beth Layton at 699-9200 or e-mail stebeth@embarq-mail.com.
Barbecue cook-off will be Saturday, Aug. 8
SEBRING - The public is invited to a challenge of the best barbecuers in the community. Registration fee is $50 a team. The cook-off is to be held at New Greater Mt. Zion AME Church, 870 Martin Luther King Blvd., Sebring. Judging begins at 1 p.m.
Bring your own meat and grill away. First, second and third prize winners will be chosen.
This will be a great time to fellowship as well as get some good food. Everyone is welcome to come out and participate.
Women's Film Night comes to FBC
SEBRING - Sebring First Baptist Church invites ladies to come to the fellowship hall at 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 16 for a view of the film "Love Comes Softly." Bring a dessert or fingerfood to share.
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The Wednesday Young Adult and Children's Bible Study has stopped for the summer. It will resume in September.
Sunday school will continue through the summer. It starts at 9 a.m. and is taught by Fran VanHooreweghe.
The church is at 2705 Alternate Route 17 South in Sebring (behind Publix).
Memorial United Methodist Church
LAKE PLACID - The sermon topic of the Rev. Doug Pareti at the Union Service will be "Radiate Love," with the Scripture text from Hebrews 13:1-8. The Sanctuary Choir, directed by Claude Burnett will present the anthem, "Beautiful Saviour."
Claude Burnett, pastoral assistant, will preach at the New Song Service in Rob Reynolds Hall on the subject "House Calls," which deals with attitudes of the 12 apostles and how these attitudes are reflected in the church today.
At 3:45 p.m. the Rev. Dale Schanely, assistant visitation pastor, will conduct the monthly service for residents of Lake Placid Health Care Center in the main room of the center.
Youth Group will meet in the Lighthouse at 5 p.m.
The church is at 500 Kent Ave. For information, call 465-2422.
Parkway Free Will Baptist Church
SEBRING � The Scripture for the Sunday morning Bible lesson, "Accepting Responsibility," is taken from Exodus 4. Pastor Jim Scaggs will bring the Sunday morning message. Wednesday service will be prayer time and Bible study.
Delegates from Parkway Free Will Baptist Church will be attending the Central Florida Association of Free Will Baptist quarterly meeting in Winter Garden on Saturday.
Resurrection Lutheran Church
AVON PARK - On the Second Sunday of Pentecost, the pastor's sermon will be based on the fourth chapter of Mark. The Worship and Communion assistant will be Paul Willcox, the lector will be Betty Serff, and the acolyte will be Nicholas McGinnis.
On Monday the Busy Bodies meet at 9 a.m., the Midweek Fragrance Free Service is held on Wednesday at 7 p.m. and J.O.Y. Class willmeet at 2 p.m. Thursday, and Bocce Ball at 7 p.m. Friday.
Sebring Church of the Brethren
SEBRING - At the Sunday worship service, Pastor Keith Simmons will be preaching on "In Communion." The Scripture reading will be from Acts 2:1, 42-47.
Sunday school will be led by the Rev. Wendell Bohrer and will meet in the Garst Chapel. They will be studying "Servants of Wisdom." They will also be looking at I Corinthians 2:1, 6-16.
Southside Baptist Church
SEBRING - The Rev. David Altman will speak from the Faith in Practice series in the book of James in the worship service Sunday. In the evening service, Chuck Pausley will speak from the series "Our Wonderful Savior," in the book of first Peter.
Monday at 1 p.m., Women for Missions will meet.
The church is at 379 S. Commerce Ave. For information, call 385-0752 or visit www.south-sidebaptistsebring .com.
Spring Lake United Methodist Church
SEBRING - Sunday's sermon will be "No Images, No Blasphemy, Keep the Sabbath." Fellowship follows the service.
Spring Lake United Methodist Church is at 8170 Cozumel Lane.
The Way Church
SEBRING - Pastor Reinhold Buxbaum's message will be "No Condemnation in Jesus Christ." Scripture is from Romans chapter 8.
On Sunday,June 21 the Worship service will be followed by Family Meeting.
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.thewaychurch.org.
Trinity Lutheran Church
LAKE PLACID - Pastor Richard Norris will officiate the Worship service. His sermon title is "Why and How We Do What We Do."
Vacation Bible School begins June 15-19, 9 a.m. to noon, for ages 4 years through fifth grade. Go to the Web site at www.trinity-lutheranlp.com to register or come by the church.
Trinity Lutheran Church is at 25 Lakeview St. For more information, call 465-5253. Visitors are always welcome.
Teacher accused of displaying Bible sues
ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS
Associated Press Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio - An Ohio school teacher fired over accusations that he preached Christianity in class says in a $1 million lawsuit that his free speech and civil rights were violated.
John Freshwater, an eighth-grade teacher, also says he was harassed because of his religion, was defamed and suffered a hostile work environment.
The Mount Vernon school board created a work situation that allowed Freshwater "to be harassed by both administrators and co-workers on account of his religion," according to the lawsuit against the board and school administrators filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Columbus.
A message was . left with Superintendent Steve Sharp on Wednesday seeking comment.
The Mount Vernon school board fired Freshwater last year, citing an internal investigation that found he had preached his Christian beliefs in class, in violation of the traditional separation of church and state.
Freshwater was also accused of using a scientific device to burn a cross image onto a student's arm and of keeping a Bible on his desk.
Freshwater says other teachers were permitted to keep Bibles on' their desks.
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APOSTOLIC
� Greater Faith ..Apostolic Church, 24 Rainer Drive, Lake Placid, FL 33852. invites you to come worship with us in spirit and truth at 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sunday, and at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. For information 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 SR17 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 a.m. Children's Church; 4:30-7 p.m. Youth activities; 6 p.m. Vesper Service. Tuesday schedule: 8-10 a.m., basic computer class/Sonshine House; 7-9 p.m. conversational English, basic 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 ag'es 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 6:00 p.m., Wed. Evening Activities for all 6:15 p.m.
� First Baptist Church of Lorlda
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. Contemporary Service, 8:30 a.m.; Group Bible Studies, 9:45 a.m.; Traditional Worship, 11 a.m.; Mision Buatista Hispana, 2 p.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs for children, youth and adults from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Preschool and Mother's Day Out for children age 6 weeks to 5 years old. Becky Gotsch, director. Call 385-4704.
� Florida Avenue Baptist Church, 401 S. Florida Ave., Avon Park. Mailing address is 710 W. Bell St., Avon Park, FL 33825. Telephone, 453-5339. Rev. John.D. Girdley, pastor. Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 11 a.m.; 11 a.m. Children's Church; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs for children, youth and adults at 7 p.m.
� Independent Baptist Church, 5704 County Road 17 South, Sebring, FL 33876. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Sunday worship, 10:30 a.m. Sunday evening, 6 p.m. Wednesday service, 7 p.m. Fundamental, soul-winning, mission-minded, King James Bible Church. Larry Ruse, pastor. Phone 655-1899. Bus transportation.
� Leisure Lakes Baptist Church, 80S Gardenia St., Lake Placid (just off of Miller at the west end of Lake June) "Where the old fashion
� gospel is preached." Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Worship service at 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Service is at 6 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Meeting and Bible Study at 7 p.m. Call the church at 699-0671 for more 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 p.m.; and Wednesday Evening Worship, 7 p.m. End-of-the-Month-Sing at 6 p.m. on the last Sunday of each month. The Rev. John D. Cave, pastor. Church phone: 382-3552. Home phone: 452-5868. Affiliated with the National Association of Free Will Baptists, Nashville, Tenn.
� Sparta Road Baptist Church, (SBC) 4400 Sparta Road. Rev. Winfred White, interim pastor. Sunday school, 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Prayer/Bible Study, 7 p.m.; Choir . practice, 6 p.m. Nursery provided. For information, call 382-0869.
� Southside Baptist Church
(GARBC), 379 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring. David C. Altman, Pastor; Chuck Pausley, Youth Pastor; Ralph 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. Very Rev. Jose GonzaJez, Pastor. Masses - Saturday Vigil: 4 p.m. Sunday: 8 and 10:30 a.m. and noon Spanish Mass. Confessions: 4-4:45 p.m. Saturday and 7:15-7:45 a.m. on First Friday or by appointment. Daily Masses, 8 a.m. and noon Monday-Friday; 9 a.m. Saturday. Enrollment for Catholic School grades K3 through third now being accepted; Faith Formation Classes for grades kindergarten through fifth resume September 2009; Edge and Life Teen programs on summer schedule.
� 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 Schoof 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 sen/ice 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 sen/ice is at 7 p.m. with special services for children and adults. Special services once a month for seniors (Prime Time) and Ladies ministries. If you need any more information, call 453-4851.
� First Church of the Nazarene of Lake Placid, 512 W. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid, FL 33852. Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; Morning worship, 10:45 a.m.; Evening 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 oT 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 wbrship with us. Don Seymour, Senior Pastor. Phone 452-0088.


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Wikipedia blocks Scientology friends, foes from editing articles
The Associated Press
LOS ANGELES � Popular online encyclopedia Wikipedia has banned Scientology's more vocal friends and foes from editing articles about the religion, a move that worries some in the Internet community.
Wikipedia has blocked contributions from computers at the Church of Scientology's Los Angeles headquarters, as well as some critics of the religion.
The move is aimed at diminishing a long-running war of words between the two groups, said Dan Rosenthal, a spokesman for English Wikipedia.
Some bloggers worry the site is stifling free speech. Rosenthal said it is standard practice to ban users found violating rules designed to keep people with an agenda from propagandizing.
The decision to shut out the Scientology computers was made after hundreds of articles became virtual battlefields.
The case was reviewed by Wikipedia's arbitration committee, a body of volunteer editors elected by users to resolve disputes.
Several Scientology computers and about 40 users from both sides of the debate were locked out.
Church spokeswoman Karin Pouw said she
did not know of any church members editing Wikipedia but was glad the site had banned Scientology critics, who were engaged in "biased editing for the purposes of antagonism as opposed to providing accurate information."
Student at UCLA graduation can personally thank Jesus
LOS ANGELES - A University of California, Los Angeles student can thank Jesus in a personal statement to be read during graduation ceremonies, even though ah administrator initially barred use of the Christian reference, the university said.
The university supports "the First Amendment and in no way intended to impinge upon any students' rights," senior campus counsel L. Amy Blum wrote in a letter.
Students in the Molecular Cell and Developmental Biology Department were asked to submit short statements that will be read as they cross the stage to receive their degrees on June 13.
Student Christina Popa's statement read, in part, "I want to thank my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ;"
The student affairs adviser for the department objected to the Jesus reference and asked
her to substitute it with "I want to thank God" instead, according to the Alliance Defense Fund, a religious-freedom group that took up Popa's cause.
When Popa protested, the administrator told her the only other option would be to forgo any statement, the ADF said.
The department was concerned that the university could be seen as endorsing a specific religion because an administrator would be reading the statement aloud, Blum wrote.
"The Department will continue its efforts to make clear that all of the statements read are the personal statements of each student," Blum wrote.
Court rules that courthouse Ten Commandments monument endorses religion
DENVER � A federal appeals court has ruled that a Ten Commandments monument outside the Haskell County, Okla., courthouse endorses religion based on public comments made by county commissioners after it was installed.
A three-judge panel of the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said the monument, which is part of a historical display, "has the primary
effect of endorsing religion" when taken in context with the small community of Stigler, Okla., where it sits.
They sent the case back to Muskogee, Okla.-based U.S. District Judge Ronald A. White so he could issue a new ruling consistent with their ruling.
In August 2006, White rejected arguments that the monument promotes Christianity at the expense of other religions.
"Whoever was the judge in this, I feel sorry for him on Judgment Day," said Haskell County Commissioner Mitch Worsham. "We're not going to take it down."
Haskell County's attorneys can ask all the judges on the appellate court to review the panel's decision, or appeal the case directly to the U.S. Supreme Court. Worshom said they are considering an appeal.
One county commissioner, who wasn't quoted by name in the panel's ruling, said after the privately funded monument was installed: "That's what we're trying to live by, that right there.... The good Lord died for me...."
Commissioners argued the monument should be viewed as private speech because the lawn includes a public forum for other types of speech that include monuments honoring those who have died in wars.
Places 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 redeemer1895@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 II -10 a.m. Midweek service on Wednesday at 6 p.m. Sunday School for all ages at 9 a.m. The nursery is open 8:45 a.m. until 15 minutes after the 10 a.m. service ends. Wednesday: Adult Bible study, 9:30 a.m. Visitors are always welcome. The Rev. Jim Kurtz, rector. Church office 385-7649, for more information.
� St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church, 43 Lake June Road, Lake Placid, FL 33852. Phone: 465-0051. Rev. Elizabeth L. Myers, Rector. Sunday Worship, 8 a.m., '10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesday evening: Holy Communion with Healing Service, 6:15 p.m. Child care available at the 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Sunday service. Come and join us.
GRACE BRETHREN
� Grace Brethren Church, 3626 Thunderbird Road, (863) 835-0869. Dr. Randall Smith, Senior Pastor, Rev. David Ogden, Associate Pastor, Matt Wheelock, Assistant to the Pastor, and Aaron Michaud, Youth Director. "Kid City" Children's Ministries: 9 a.m.-12 noon, First Service: 9 a.m.-10:15 a.m., Drinks, Donuts and Fellowship: 10:15 a.rh.-10:45 a.m., Second Service: 10:45 a.m.-12 noon. Sunday Evening Service: 6 p.m.-7 p.m., Wednesday Evening Service: 7 p.m.-8 p.m. "Crave" Youth Doings, Christian Life: Application, Bible Study and Prayer, and "Kid City" Children's Activities. "Kid City" Pre-School/ Day Care: Nursery Age Through 5th Grade. Monday-Friday: 7 a.m.-6 p.m. (By Registration Call: 385-3111).
INTERDENOMINATIONAL
� World Harvest and Restoration
Ministries, (non-denominational) 2200 N. Avon Blvd., Avon Park, FL 33825. Phone: 452-9777 or 453-3771. Sunday service: Sunday School, 10 a.m. and worship, 11 a.m. Wednesday services: 7 p.m. prayer meeting/Bible study. Pastor: W.H. Rogers.
JEWISH
� Temple Israel of Highlands
County, 1305 Temple Israel Drive, Sebring, FL 33870. 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.
� 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 information, call Pastor Scott McLean at 471-2663 or see christlutheranavonpark. org.
� Faith Lutheran Church -LCMS, 2740 Lakeview Drive, Sebring. Church phone: 385-7848, Faith's Closet phone: 385-2782. Gary Kindle, Pastor; Lea Ann Curry, Parish Nurse. Worship 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 385-1163.
� New Life Evangelical Lutheran
Church, 3725 Hammock Road, a Congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod (ELS) in fellowship with the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS). Sunday Worship at 10 a.m.; Bible Study, 9 a.m. For more information, call Pastor Brian Klebig at 385-2293 or visit the Web site at www.newlife sebhng.com.
� Resurrection Lutheran Church - ELCA, 324 E. Main St., Avon Park. Pastor: Rev. John C. Grodzinski. Holy Eucharist, 9:30 a.m. Sunday; Coffee and fellowship hour follow the service. Midweek Frangrance Free Wednesday 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, Senior Citizens, Younger Side Adults, Ladies Missionary League, Ladies Guild, Small group studies as scheduled. Music: Choir and hand chimes. Trinity Tots Preschool (3-5 years old): 8:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. License: C14H10020: Susan Norris, director. Visit us online at: www.vchurch-es. com/trinitylutheranlp.
NON-DENOMINATIONAL
� 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 Internationa! Ministries Network, a full gospel, non-denominational ministry. Linda M. Downing, minister: Phone, 314-9195, lindad owning@hotmail.com.x Casey L. Downing, associate minister Phone, 385-8171, caseydown ing@hotmail.com. Web site is www. christiantrainingministries. net
� Grace Bible Church, 4541 Thunderbird Road, (second church on left) Sebring, FL 33872. Phone, 382-1085. Andrew Katsanis, senior pastor. Saturday Worship, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, 8:30 a.m., 10 a.m. (ASL), 11:30 a.m. Tuesday 6 p.m. Grace Bible Academy Adult Investigating Truth; first and third Tuesday, Prayer Gathering, 7:15 p.m.; Wednesday, Children's & Youth Programs, 6 p.m.; Wednesday, 8:30 p.m., College Ministry. www.GBCconnected.org
� Highlands Community Church, 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 sen/ices 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 at 6;15 a.m. and 6 p.m., 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 unity@vistanet.net. Web site, www.unityofsebring.org. 10:30 a.m. Sunday Celebration Service, Nursery and Children's Church. Weekly Classes, Christian
Bookstore and Cafe, Prayer Ministry, Life Enrichment Groups. Rev. Andrew C. Gonyer, senior minister transforming lives from ordinary to extraordinary.
� Visions Christian Community Church, 105 Jim Rodgers Ave., Avon Park (in the historical building). Pastor is Alvin Conner. Sunday worship, 11:15 a.m. Wednesday - Youth Cultural Arts Ministry, 5:30 p.m.; Youth Bible Study, 7 p.m.; and Adult Bible Study, 7 p.m. Holy Communion is first Sunday of each month. Youth ministry is fourth Sunday. Women's Ministry is fifth Sunday. "Where there is no vision my people 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 are provided. Reinhold 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
� 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. Sunday School, all ages, 9:30 a.m.; Worship Service, 11 a.m.; Tuesday: "KFC" Kids for Christ Youth Group, 3:15-4:15 p.m.; Senior High Youth Group, 6:30-8:15 p.m. Wednesday: Adult Bible Study, 10:30 a.m.; choir rehearsal, 5:30 p.m. Nursery 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. Sunday morning worship is at 8:30 and 11 a.m.; and contemporary worship is at 10:45 a.m. in Friendship Hall. A variety of Sunday school classes for adults and chil-
dren are at 9:30 a.m. Call the church office for more information about the classes offered. Nursery is provided for babies and toddlers; while young children up to second grade have a special Children's Church offered during the worship service to help them grow in their spiritual knowledge.
� Spring Lake Presbyterian Church (USA), 5887 U.S. 98, Sebring, FL 33876. Sunday School,
9 a.m.; Worship Sen/ice, 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-mail.com, Web site, http://slpc.presbychurch. org.
SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST
� Avon Park Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1416 West Avon Blvd., Avon Park. Phone: 453-6641 or e-mail: avonparks-da@embarqmaii.com, Saturday early morning worship service is at 8:30 a.m..; Saturday, Sabbath School, 9:30 a.m Saturday.; Vespers at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Wednesday prayer meeting 7 p.m. Church Service 10:45 a.m. Saturday. Community Service hours on Tuesday and Thursday is from 9:00 a.m. till Noon. Senior Pastor Paul Boling; and Associate Pastor Kameron DeVasher. Walker Memorial Academy Christian School offering education for kindergarten through 12th grades. ALL ARE WELCOME. Website is www. discoverjesus. org
� Sebring Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 2106 N. State Road 17, Sebring; 385-2438. Worship Services: 9:15 a.m. Worship hour, 11 a.m. Prayer 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
� The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 3235 Grand Prix Drive, Sebring, FL 33870. Phone: 382-9092. Dale Bargar, bishop; Butler Tyler, first counselor; and James Parker, second 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-yeaf-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 o r
call Captain Mary Holmes at 385-7548, ext. 110.
UNITED METHODIST
� First United Methodist Church,
105 S. Pine St., Sebring, FL 33870. The Rev. A.C. Bryant, pastor. Traditional Worship Service at 10:55 a.m. in the sanctuary, Contemporary Worship in the FLC at 9:40 a.m. Sunday School at 9:30 and 10:40 a.m. for all ages, Youth Fellowship at 5:30 p.m. 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.
� 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.
� 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
� 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). Sunday 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-mail 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, Oust 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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The information on this page has been provided by area Realtors
Tullo joins Coldwell Banker
Special to the News-Sun
SEBRING - Coldwell Banker Highlands Properties is excited to welcome Jenny Tullo to its professional team of Realtors. Tullo has joined the Lake Jackson office at 2521 U.S. 27 South.
Tullo and her family have resided in Highlands County for 16 years. She and her husband, Tom, have been in business for 13 years, owning and operating Auto Options
in Avon Park. Their daughter, Melissa, is soon to be a 2009 graduate of Avon Park High School and their son, Mathew, is a student at Avon Park Middle School.
Whether buying, selling, investing or just want to discuss current market trends, contact Tullo.
Call Tullo at 443-1835 or 382-3157 or e-mail Jenny.Tullo@ColdwellBanker.com.
ERA Real Estate announces consumer sweepstakes campaign
Special to the News-Sun SEBRING - ERA Advantage Realty in Sebring is pleased to announce the launch of the national ERA Real Estate Make a Change. Make a Difference, sweepstakes, inspired by the yearlong national sponsorship of "do-it-yourself home improvement icon, Ask This Old House. The sweepstakes will run through July 4.
The Make a Change. Make a Difference, sweepstakes provides Sebring-area consumers with information to guide them through the various stages of homeownership from buying and maintaining to selling, while also offering the chance to win a free room re-design.
"This sweepstakes is centered around all the ways in which we can help Make a Change. Make a Difference, in our community," said Greg Karlson, local ERA representative. "ERA Advantage Realty is so
much more than a company that buys and sells houses. We truly care about the quality of our community members' lives. Through this campaign, we have the chance to help our customers with every aspect of homeownership, from being more energy efficient, to staging a home for quicker sale, while offering them the chance to win prizes that will Make a Change. Make a Difference, in their own homes." *
To enter the national sweepstakes and learn more about how ERA Real Estate can help you Make a Change. Make a Difference.:
� Visit www.ERA.com/ Ask
� Watch at least one video tip on the various stages of homeownership, provided by ERA Real Estate and Ask This Old House
� Complete the sweepstakes entry form shown after the video
� There are 10 different videos clips, so consumers can enter up to 10 times
Three winners will be randomly chosen to receive a $2,500 gift card from Lowe's and a Staged to Live Consultation from StagedHomes.com, as well as a $200 gift certificate from American Home Shield. There is no purchase necessary to enter or win and no listing or purchase of a home required to enter or win. Odds of winning depend on number of entries. Promotion ends at 11:59:59 p.m. EDT on July 4. Open to legal residents of the 50 U.S. states and DC (except residents of N.J. and Ohio) who are 21 years of age or older at time of entry. Void in New Jersey and Ohio and where prohibited, taxed or restricted by law. Subject to full Official Rules, available at www.ERA.com/Ask. Sponsored by ERA Franchise Systems LLC, 1 Campus Drive, Parsippany, N. J .07054.
Saddle Ridge-Lake Placid introduced to community
Special to the News-Sun LAKE PLACID - The Saddle Ridge Eco-Natural equestrian community enjoyed an open house/luncheon March 29.
The introduction of the newest community of its kind is good news for Lake Placid and Highlands County. In spite of the inclement weather, approximately 85 visitors enjoyed an inspection of the facilities, a horse and buggy ride over the eight-mile roads and a scrumptious meal catered by Golden Corral-Lake Placid.
Featured guests included Tom Katsanis, mayor of Lake Placid, Eileen May of the Lake Placid Chamber of Commerce and Taylor Conklin, Miss Lake Placid.
Saddle Ridge, on the western edge of Highlands County, is designed to be an all-natural and eco-friendly equestrian community. Currently under development, the 1,200 acres will be divided into 96 10-plus acre lots. The layout has been designed to preserve the natural state of the land and ensure privacy for its residents.
The community will be a deed-restricted development that allows horses and horse-lovers to co-exist with nature. Saddle Ridge is the first of its kind in the horse industry with regard to its commitment for land conservation and green building methods.
Saddle Ridge will feature a 20-acre equestrian community center, a covered arena, a community barn and 12 miles of trails, complete with hitching posts. Saddle Ridge's natural beauty compliments its equestrian lifestyle.
Heartland launches new Web site
Special to the News-Sun SEBRING - Heartland Real Estate Corporation (HREC) has launched its new and improved Web site found at www..HeartlandRE.net. The goal of the Web site redesign was to improve the overall functionality of the site for visitors and update the site's aesthetics.
"In today's business world, a company's Web site is often the first impression for clients and the general public," said Jimmy Wohl, owner/broker of HREC. "We felt it was time
for a new look with more user-friendly features for our current and future customers."
The remodeled site features a new section titled Areas of Expertise, which highlight the company's vast experience in many forms of real estate include ing conservation easements, land development, property management and land preservation, in addition to both commercial and residential real estate sales.
Also included in the updated version are a direct link to the company's blog;
tools section complete with mortgage calculator, multiple listing service (MLS) search, CAP rate calculator and county maps; links to other entities, including the chamber of commerce and Economic Development Commission; news page with both print articles and video; and a listings page where visitors can search by type of property.
Located in Sebring for more than 20 years, HREC is a real estate brokerage and development firm with extensive knowledge in all areas of real estate.
Goodyear joins Compton Realty team
Special to the News-Sun LAKE PLACID - Century 21 Compton Realty announces the addition of Ed Goodyear to their full-service real estate team.
Goodyear is a fifth gen-e r a t i o n Fl ori d i an,
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born and raised in Ocala. He has years of experience at banking, insurance and investments.
He and his wife,. Sally, owned and operated several businesses while living 20 years in Colorado. They have three children and five grandchildren and are looking forward to celebrating 50 years of marriage on a Caribbean cruise with the family in July.
Courtesy photo
From left to right Hoz Compton (Awarded No. 5 Top Producer); Susan Compton (Awarded No. 1 Top Producer); Brenda Siegle (Awarded No. 4 Top Producer); Debbie McCullough (Awarded No. 3 Top Producer and Realtor of the Year); and Velita Harvell Awarded $2,000,000 Producer Club).
Four Century 21 Compton Realty Top Producers recognized at LP banquet
Special to the News-Sun LAKE PLACID -Century 21 Compton Realty, once again a leader in sales at the Lake Placid Board of Realtors Awards Banquet in March, was honored with recombination in sales production with Top Producers Susan Compton, Debbie McCullough, Brenda Siegle and Hoz Compton with a combined production totaling a staggering $21,884,410 for 2008.
These agents are dedicated and committed professionals that work hard to bring buy-
ers and sellers together. They pride themselves in their hard work and professionalism in making every deal go as smooth as possible for every party involved. The team tries to stay on top of the industry by keeping up with the latest technology and "good old fashioned hard work."
Broker Susan Compton said, "The real estate industry has faced a number of challenges this year, however, the success of these agents and the acknowledgment by
their peers is a good indicator of the underlying quality and. dynamism of the industry. We are very happy to have them, as a part of professionals here at Century 21 Compton Realty and hope that you will', take the time to call one of , our professionals next time you are looking to Buy or Sell Real Estate. Our office is.. open seven days a week, 465-4158, or visit us online at www.comptonrealty.com. Our network is your edge .... 64 counties ... 64 countries ... 8,500 offices and 140,000 agents strong."
Warner joins Century 21 Compton Realty
Special to the News-Sun LAKE PLACID - Century 21 Compton Realty announces that Jeanne Warner has joined their successful full-service real estate team.
Warner has lived in Lake Placid for more than 36 years and has been a licensed real estate professional since 1979. With a love for her profession,
Warner has had a very successful career in real estate and looks forward to continuing her same success. She feels that staying up-to-date on current real estate law, education and trends is extremely important in remaining successful.
Call Warner at at 465-4158, ext. 209 or her cell at 441-3214.
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'Imagine That,' Murphy
makes solid family comedy
By CHRISTY LEMIRE
AP Movie Critic
The words "Eddie Murphy family comedy" are enough to send shivers down the spine of any self-respecting film lover.
Between "Meet Dave," "The Haunted Mansion" and "Daddy Day Care," he doesn't exactly have the greatest track record with this genre, at least in terms of quality (box-office success can be an entirely different and often baffling phenomenon).
Which is what makes "Imagine That" such a pleasant surprise.
It's based on a clever premise and it makes good use of Murphy's comic strengths � singing, dancing and creating myriad voices and personalities � without letting him go overboard and get too obnoxious. Its feel-good revelations are predictable, yes, but it only really turns sappy toward the very end. And it offers an irresistible young co-star in. newcomer Yara Shahidi, who very much holds her own as Murphy's daughter without being too cutesy or cloying.
Murphy stars as Evan Danielson, a Denver-based financial executive who barely has time for his 7-year-old, Olivia. Estranged from his wife (Nicole Ari Parker), Evan is stuck watching Olivia for a few days but has no idea what to do with her, so he ignores her and instead focuses on his computer screens and constant phone calls. But she pays attention to everything he says and does � and so do the princesses, Olivia's trio of imaginary friends.
Somehow, the princesses come up with advice on which stocks daddy should buy and sell � and somehow, they're always right. When Evan finally gives in and starts following their suggestions, he becomes a superstar at work � and naturally, learns to loosen up at home and have a little fun with his
Photo credit by Bruce McBroom/Paramount Pictures Eddie Murphy stars as Evan and Yara Shahidi stars as Olivia in 'Imagine That.'
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daughter in the process.
"Imagine That" comes from director Karey Kirkpatrick, who's previously had success with the family films "Over the Hedge" and "Chicken Run" (which he wrote), and writers Ed Solomon and Chris Matheson ("Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure"). The playful tone they achieve as Evan allows himself to enter Olivia's imaginary world always feels realistic. While that may sound like a contradiction, "Imagine That" shows us a father and daughter running around an apartment, pretending they're in France, or the woods, or in front of a mountain, rather than relying on special effects to create such images for us.
Any parent � anyone who's even baby-sat � should be able to relate.
But "Imagine That" also shares a core concept with a classic episode of "The Simpsons;" the one about daddy-daugh-
Movie Review
Imagine That'
Rating: PG (mild language and brief questionable behavior)
Running time: 107 minutes Review: ^ it (of 4)
ter day from 1992. Homer is forced to spend time with Lisa on a Sunday when all he wants to do is watch football. When Lisa starts picking the games correctly and Homer starts winning money, he realizes that hanging out with his little girl isn't so bad after all.
And as in that episode, "Imagine That" reaches a point where Olivia wonders whether her dad is really interested in her or merely how her prognostications can help him at work, where he's competing for a promotion against the obviously faux Native American Johnny Whitefeather (an amusingly self-serious Thomas Haden Church).
What happens when he's pressured to choose between an important work meeting and Olivia's school concert is pretty obvious, but until then the movie is far more enjoyable than you would imagine.
'Pelham 123' an overcaffeinated thriller
By CHRISTY LEMIRE
AP Movie Critic
The way the original 1974 film's title has been condensed tells you everything you need to know about the direction "The Taking of Pelham 123" is headed. In these fast-paced, mixed-up times, it simply takes too long to spell out the numbers.
Then again, just knowing the director is Tony Scott ("Top Gun," "Man on Fire," "Domino") is a major indicator of the changes in store,. A low-key, steadily paced thriller about a New York subway hijacking has been amped up with Scott's trademark acrobatics: incessant camera movement, sped-up footage that jarringly cuts to slo-mo, seizure-inducing edits and a blaring soundtrack.
Considering that you have heavyweights Denzel Washington and John Travolta squaring off, with a stript from Oscar-winner Brian Helgeland ("L.A. Confidential"), you just want to scream at the screen for Scott to settle down and let the exchanges play out for themselves. For the brief moments he does just that, "The Taking of Pelham 123" oan be a tense, engaging battle of wits, despite its preposterous premise.
� Inspired as the original was by the John Godey rfovel, "Pelham" stars Travolta as Ryder, the leader cff a group of baddies who tjike over a downtown 6 train. r|e demands $10 million in one hour (up from $1 million in '74) or he'll start killing the passengers. Washington (in the Walter Matthau role) plays Walter Garber, the dispatcher on the other end of the microphone who must listen/probe/stall/cajole as a de facto crisis manager.
� Washington brings his typical grace to this rare regular-guy role, and the script fleshes out his character this time with an undercurrent of moral ambiguity that offers some welcome context. And while it's refreshing to see Travolta make the part more
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Rating: R (violence and pervasive language) Running time: 106 minutes Review: ^ (of 4)
of a live-wire that Robert Shaw's understated villain, he also gets shrieky in a way that recalls his performance in the infamous "Battlefield Earth."
Luis Guzman gets practically nothing to do as a member of Ryder's posse, a former subway motorman, and the other two guys barely register. It's amusing to see James Gandolfini, though, as the New York City mayor � the former "Sopranos" star on the right side of the law � who whines about having to run all over town dealing with this problem. And John Turturro is solid, as always, as a police hostage negotiator, a character that didn't exist in the original.
Along those lines, you have to appreciate that Scott has made "Pelham" a reflection of its time, though, just as the first film was; it was also shot extensively within the city's subway system, adding a realism to the sights and sounds.
A high-tech element provides a neat twist as the story unfolds and adds to the ways Ryder and Garber can provoke and eventually understand each other.
But the prevalence of technology also makes the crime itself seem rather archaic. This is the way a criminal
Photo credit by Rico Torres/Columbia Pictures Denzel Washington stars as Walter Garber in The Taking of Pelham 123.*
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that annoying recorded voice urging you to stand clear of the closing doors, but there have to be more efficient plans than this.
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The problem is, she has been spending the money that's intended for the children on her boyfriends. Because of it, they have been homeless twice, and-it may happen again.
The only person in that household with a steady job is the oldest - a boy -but he can't support all of them by himself. How can I make my sister see how irresponsible and immature she is? . ,
My nephew would like to move out, but he is afraid it would seem like he is abandoning his family..Please help me.
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Inside the Supreme Court
Traditions of the court
The U.S. Supreme Court is steeped in tradition, from what the justices wear to how they greet each other. Here are just a few of the customs that characterize the court:
LONGEVITY
Long tenures have become something of a tradition among justices. Justice William O. Douglas holds the record for longest service � he retired in November 1975, having served for 36 years and six months on the court. Douglas broke the record previously held by Justice Stephen J. Field, who spent 34 years and six months on the court between 1863 and 1897. Justice Hugo Black had served for 34 years and one month when he retired in 1971.
SEATING
U.S. Supreme Court justices sit in order of seniority. The chief justice sits in the center chair, with the senior associate justice to his right. The second most senior justice sits to the chief justice's left, and so on, alternating between the chief's left and right. CLOTHING
Supreme Court justices have worn black robes in court since at least 1800. At one time, any attorney who appeared before the court wore formal "morning clothes." That tradition is still carried on by Department of Justice lawyers and other lawyers who represent the U.S. government. ACCESSORIES
Each, justice, has a pewter drinking cup and a spittoon that is now used as a wastebasket. Following a custom from the earliest days of the court,
white quills are placed on the counsel table each day.
CONFERENCE HANDSHAKE When he was chief justice in the late 19th century, Melville W. Fuller required that when the justices assembled for the private conferences in which they discuss decisions, each justice shake the hand of the other eight. He felt the practice reminded the justices that even when they disagreed about a decision, they were gathering for a common purpose. The tradition still exists today.
Confirming a justice
How a Supreme Court justice is confirmed:
1. NOMINATION
The president, after consultation with advisers, submits a nomination to the Senate.
2. INVESTIGATIONS The FBI, the American Bar
Association and the Senate Judiciary Committee staff conduct investigations of the nominee's professional and private life. Special interest groups and the press also bring out' information about the nominee.
3. SENATE HEARINGS
The Senate Judiciary Committee holds public hearings to interview the nominee and hear testimony from his or her critics and supporters.
4. SENATE VOTING
Senate Judiciary Committee votes whether to recommend the nominee the full Senate. If recommended, the Senate then votes to confirm or reject the nominee.
On the Web
The U.S. Supreme Court (www. supremecourtu3.gov): The court's official site includes information about the court's history, biographies of the justices, rules and regulations of the court, past decisions and more. M Supreme Court Historical Society (www.supremecourthistory.org): The society's Web site offers a primer on how the court works, a historical timeline of justices and details about important events throughout the court's history. The site also includes a gift shop, where you can buy everything from a set of Supreme Court bookends to a Christmas ornament; II Legal Information Institute (supct.law.cornell.edu/supct/): Cornell University's Legal Information Institute offers a searchable archive of historical and recent Supreme Court decisions.
LAURA RAUCH/MCCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS
In 1929, Chief Justice William Howard Taft, a former U.S. president, convinced Congress to authorize a permanent home for the U.S. Supreme Court. The court moved into the building on Capitol Hill in 1935.
The most pressing issues of the day fall to the nine justices on the highest court in the land
By StephenHenderson McClatchy Newspapers
On issues from abortion to the death penalty, and from tax law to gay rights, the final word in American society is often reserved for the Supreme Court, the nation's highest judicial authority.
Composed of nine justices appointed by the president, the court is primarily an appellate body, meaning its cases typically originate in lower courts. Its job is to determine whether lower court rulings or acts of Congress and state legislatures comport with the constitution. Its rulings shape the law � and by extension, the nation's politics and culture � for decades.
It was the court that in 1857 doomed African Americans to continued slavery in its infamous Dred Scott decision. And it was the court in 1954 that felled the walls of legal segregation with its ruling in Brown v. Board of Education. The court established
the right of criminal defendants to have: lawyers in Gideon v. Wainwright in 1963. And the justices preserved women's legal rights to obtain abortions in 1973's Roe v. Wade.
The court was described as "first among equals" by former federal jucige � and former Whitewater prosecutor � Kenneth Starr in a recent book about the court. Though the U.S. Constitution created the legislative, executive and judicial branches as partners atop Washington's pyramid of power, the court's role as interpreter of the constitution has afforded it a powerful check over the other two branches. The court has played an active part in defining the scope of presidential privilege, and routinely strikes down laws enacted by Congress.
Citing the court's decision in Bush v. Gore, the 2000 ruling that effectively decided the outcome of a presidential election, Starr wrote that the co\irt's power � and its' willingness to exercise that power � gives it a cen-
tral role in American life.
The court begins each term on the first Monday of October, and generally hears about 80 cases before it recesses in late June. Cases are argued before the court in public, and the justices announce their rulings in the majestic marble chamber that has housed the court since 1935.
But much of the court's work � its deliberations over which cases to accept and the debate between justices over the cases it hears � is conducted in private. The court's secrecy contributes to the mysterious nature of the court itself and the relative anonymity most justices enjoy.
In May, Justice David Souter announced his retirement from the court.
President Barack Obama nominated Judge Sonia Sotomayor to fill the vacancy. The 54-year-old, veteran federal judge from New York would be the first Hispanic justice on the high court.
FRANZ JAN TZ EN/COURTESY OF THE SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES
The interior of the U.S. Supreme Court courtroom.
Who sits on the court?
CHIEF JUSTICE JOHN G. ROBERTS JR.
Born: Jan. 27, 1955, Buffalo, N.Y.
Family: Wife, Jane; two children. Education: B.A., Harvard University; J.D., Harvard Law School.
Joined U.S. Supreme Court: 2005, nominated by President George W. Bush; joined court as chief justice.
JOHN PAUL STEVENS
Born: April 20, 1920, Chicago.
Family: Wife, Maryan; four children (one deceased). Education: A.B., University of Chicago; J.D., Northwestern University School of Law.
Joined U.S. Supreme Court: 1975, nominated by President Ford.
SAMUEL ANTHONY ALITO, JR. Born: April 1, 1950, Trenton, N.J.
Family: Wife, Martha-Ann Bomgardner; two children Education: A.B., Princeton University; J.D., Yale Law School.
Joined U.S. Supreme Court: 2006, nominated by President George W. Bush.
ANTONIN SCALIA
Born: March 11, 1936, Trenton, N.J.
Family: Wife, Maureen; nine children.
Education: A.B., Georgetown University and University of Fribourg, Switzerland; LL.B., Harvard Law School.
Joined U.S. Supreme Court: 1986, nominated by President Reagan.
ANTHONY M. KENNEDY
Born: July 23, 1936, Sacramento, Calif.
Family: Wife, Mary; three children. Education: B.A., Stanford University and the London School of Economics; LL.B., Harvard Law School.
Joined U.S. Supreme Court: 1988, nominated by President Reagan.
DAVID HACKETT SOUTER
(Announced retirement) Born: Sept. 17, 1939, Melrose, Mass.
Education: A.B., Harvard University; A.B., M.A., Oxford University; LL.B., Harvard Law School.
Joined U.S. Supreme Court: 1990, nominated by President George H.W. Bush.
CLARENCE THOMAS Born: June 23, 1948, Savannah, Ga.
Family: Wife, Virginia; one child.
Education: A.B., Holy Cross College; J.D., Yale Law School.
Joined U.S. Supreme Court: 1991, nominated by President George H.W. Bush.
RUTH BADER GINSBURG Born: March 15, 1933, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Family: Husband, Martin; two children. Education: B.A., Cornell University; LL.B., Columbia Law School.
Joined U.S. Supreme Court: 1993, nominated by President Clinton.
STEPHEN G. BREYER
1938,
Born: Aug. 15, San Francisco.
Family: Wife, Joanna; three children. Education: A.B., Stanford University; B.A., Magdalen College at Oxford University; LL.B., Harvard Law School.
Joined U.S. Supreme Court: 1994, nominated by President Clinton.
About the building
Date of construction: 1932 to 1935.
Number of years in which the court did not have its own building: 145.
Architectural style: Classical Corinthian, to blend with the nearby congressional buildings.
Architects: Cass Gilbert, who died while the building was being constructed; Cass Gilbert Jr. and John R. Rockart.
Cost of construction: $9.74 million was authorized, but $94,000 was returned to the U.S. Treasury at the completion of the project.
Foundation dimensions: 385 feet by 304 feet.
Height: Four stories from ground level at its highest point.
Court Chamber dimensions: 82 feet by 91 feet, with a 44-foot ceiling.
Principal material: Marble. The exterior is Vermont marble; the inner courtyards are Georgia marble; corridor walls and floors are Alabama marble; and the 24 columns in the Court Chamber are made from marble from Liguria, Italy. The wood in offices, such as doors, trim, panels and some floors, is made of American quartered white oak.
Number of volumes in the Supreme Court library: More than 450,000.
Before the court
Through the years, Supreme Court justices have brought vast and varied experience to the bench. Can you identify these justices by their former jobs?
1. This justice was an actuary.
2. This justice, pictured at right, was a professional football player.
3. This justice was a custom's collector.
4. This justice was a newspaper owner.
5. This justice was a practicing physician.
6. This justice gave singing lessons.
7. This justice was a page boy in the State Senate.
8. This justice played semi-pro baseball.
9. This justice played violin in a jazz band.
10. This justice was an insurance accountant.
ANSWERS
1. Justice Joseph P. Bradley (served from 1880 to 1892) was a part-time actuary for an insurance company and had a lifelong interest in mathematics.
2. Justice Byron R. White (1962-1993) led the National Football League inrushing,playing for Pittsburgh.
3. Justice James Iredell (1790-1799) was made Comptroller of Customs in Edenton, N.C., in 1768.
4. Justice John H. Clarke (1916-1922) bought the Youngstown (Ohio) Vindicator while still a young lawyer.
5. Justice Samuel Miller (1862-1890) received his medical degree in 1838 and practiced medicine in Barbourville, Ky., until he was admitted to the bar in 1847.
6. Justice Nathan Clifford (1858-1881) taught singing to young children while working his way through school.
7. Justice Anthony M. Kennedy (1988-present) began a five-year stint as a Senate page when he was 11.
8. Chief Justice Fred Vinson (1946-1953) played baseball in college and tried out for the Cincinnati Reds. Justice Sherman Minton was also a semi-pro baseball player and passed up a professional contract.
9. Justice Abe Fortas (1965-1969) played the violin with a local group at parties while a student at Southwestern College in Memphis, Tenn.
10. Chief Justice Warren Burger (1969-1986) worked full time in the accounting department of an insurance company while attending law school at night.
Quiz reprinted with permission of the Supreme Court Historical Society
SOURCES: U.S. SUPREME COURT (WWW.SUPREME COU RTUS .GO V): "THE SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES" BY FRED AND SUZY MAROON; GUIDE TO THE SUPREME COURT": SUPREME COURT HISTORICAL SOCIETY; MCT