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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 26, 2009
Publication Date: 1988-
Frequency: triweekly (wednesday, friday, and sunday)[1996-<1997>]
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 62, no. 21 (Nov. 9, 1988)-
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Mother,,

Parker indicted for
1st-degree murder
By ED BALDRIDGE and
TREY CHRISTY
News-Sun staff writers
SEBRING - James H.
Parker III, former Avon Park
Police Officer, was indicted
late Wednesday afternoon,
charged with first degree
murder stemming from the
death of 22-month-old
Kaedyn Short.
The Highlands County
grand jury also charged
Short's mother, Jenifer Sue
Short, 28, Sebring, with not


Quick response to

power outages

comes with a cost
By ED BALDRIDGE
ed.baldridge @newssun.com
AVON PARK - With hurricane sea-
son upon us, and the summer thunder-
storms in full swing, Progress Energy
says it is prepared this year for whatev-
er Mother Nature can throw at
Highlands County.
About 50 Progress Energy customers
lost power last Thursday night when a
driver struck a power pole on State Road
64 near Avon Park High School.
The power went out at about 8:20
p.m. and repair crews were dispatched
immediately.
The damaged pole was replaced and
most customers had their power restored
by about 10 p.m., with the remaining
customers restored by about 1:30 a.m.
Friday.
Pretty quick response for just 50 cus-
tomers out of the 53,000 customers
Progress Energy services in Highlands
County.
Monday, high winds and lightning
affected more than 1,000 customers in
Continued on page 3A


News-Sun file photo
A Progress Energy lineman responds
quicldy to an outage at the 2007 Avon
Park Christmas Parade.


2 day care workers jailed Wednesday


Short


reporting child abuse, and
failure to secure medical
services/ failure to protect a
child from child abuse.
"After hearing a days
worth of evidence (the grand
jury) indicted not only Parker


Payne Vasquez Parker


for murder but Ms. Short for
two things," said Steve
Houchin of the State
Attorney's Office. "The sec-
ond charge is a combination,
medical services that should
have been and for the child


abuse."
Houchin said he was not
surprised Short was indicted
as well, saying the evidence
is "certainly significant."
Short, who bonded out
shortly after being booked


into the Highlands County
Jail around 11:30 p.m. on
Wednesday, could receive a
maximum of 20 years in jail
if she is found guilty of the
two charges.
Parker, who has been in
jail since his initial arrest for
child abuse on. March 29,
remains in the Highlands
County Jail in lieu of a
$250,000 bond.
There were at least two
other arrests made in the case
on Wednesday, including
Sara Vasquez, 25, of Zolfo
Springs and Linda Payne, 39,
Continued on page 3A


By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY
christopher.tuffley@newssun.com
SEBRING - Shortly after a downpour at
about 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, the home of James
and Jean Heilman at 1927 Robin Court was
destroyed in a fire.
The Heilmans are winter residents and
were out of town at the time.
According to Paul Erwin and Marge Davis,
who live directly next door, they routinely
park their 1985 Ford truck in the Heilman
driveway when the Heilmans are away.
Davis said they had just returned from
mowing lawns, had parked the truck and were
heading up the walk to their house when she
saw smoke coming from the vehicle.


By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY
christopher.tuffley@newssun.comn
SEBRING - Two lighted,
three-dimensional welcome signs
will soon be placed on U. S. 27 at
the north and south ends of the
county. The signs are the work of
the Keep Highlands County
Beautiful Committee.
"All the members are proud of
the county," said Terry Collier
who currently heads the organiza-
tion. "We wanted a welcome sign
that depicts all the attributes of the
county. ,
"It's been an idea a long time,


"And then it blew," she said, shaking her
head in disbelief.
Another neighbor described the explosion
as a boom.'
It is not know at this time what started the
fire in the truck.
Davis said everything happened very
quickly, with the blaze spreading to the
mobile home, which had an attached front
porch and a semi-enclosed carport.
The building was fully involved in min-
utes, a large plume of black smoke climbing
into a sky which had only just cleared from
the earlier thunderstorm.
Continued on page 3A


'It's been an idea for
a long time.'

TERRY COLLIER
Keep Highlands County Beautiful
and it got to the point we just
couldn't keep it on the back burn-
er."
The signs, which are 10 feet
high and 20 feet wide, will be
made with a fancy brick base and
an illuminated face with portions
raised so the artwork pops out.
"The design is just incredible,"


said Collier.
It includes tributes to the citrus
industry, caladiums, the county's
cowboy history, its lakes, golfing
and the 12 Hours of Sebring.
In addition, Collier said, the
horticulturists at the extension
office are going to create a
Xeriscape garden bed surrounding
it for a complete presentation.
Collier said the sign's main pur-
pose is to spark tourist interest in
the country by giving travelers
something to think about. It also
Continued on page 2A


News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY
Firefighters work to contain Tuesday afternoon's blaze on
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This is an artist's rendering of the new signs the Keep Highlands Beautiful Committee is having placed on
U. S. 27 in the near future. The sign to the north will be at County Line Road. The sign to the south will be
just north of U. S. 70, so traffic coming from the east and west can see it too.


Signs to put out the welcome mat


Truck fire also claims home










News-Sun * Friday, June 26, 2009


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Hinson's deep roots in Avon Park spawned run for city council


* Editor's note: City Councilman
AlJoe Hinson sat down Wednesday
for a lengthy interview with the
News-Sun. Part one deals with his
background. Part two addresses
specific issues facing the city.

By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY
christopher.tuffley@newssun.com
AVON PARK - City
Councilman AlJoe Hinson doesn't
rush. He takes time to think before
he speaks, and when he speaks he
does so in measured tones and soft-
ly.
That doesn't mean he lacks emo-
tion or a sense of urgency. In an
interview with the News-Sun, he
often sat on the edge of his seat,
leaning forward, using his hands to


punctuate what he was saying.
Hinson is a' child advocate, a
teacher, a coach, and a neighbor -
the kind of man individuals feel
safe in approaching with their prob-
lems.
He said friends and strangers are
always stopping by to ask for help,
and in fact, someone knocked on his
door while the News-Sun was there.
He calls himself a listener, and
thinks it's perhaps the most impor-
tant quality a city councilman can
have.
Hinson also is a husband and a
father. He and his wife Dorothy
have raised six children. "They're
gone and out now," he said. "They
made it and we made it, so we're a
happy family."


Highlands
County was
segregated
when Hinson
was coming
up..
He went to
Hopewell for
middle school
Hinson and graduated
from E.O.
Douglas High School. He was a
member of the, varsity baseball and
football teams. The baseball team
won back-to-back state champi-
onships he said with pride, almost
joyfully.
But in those days even athletic
competition was segregated, the
black schools playing other black


schools and the white schools only
white.
He attended Allen University in
Columbia, S.C. on a baseball schol-
arship. He played third base.
Yet his memories seem warm
ones. He reminisces, for example,
about hanging out at a safe haven, a
place called The Drugstore run by
Tim Gibbs, that served sodas and
ice cream. The white kids, he said,
hung out at the A&W drive-through.
Despite growing up in a world of
Jim Crow, Hinson's world view
takes in the entire town and all of its
citizens.
"I think we need an identity. You
have the south side and the north
side, but it should be just Avon
Park."


"I can't say it's a racist town," he
said, "a small minority, both black
and white, have a hang-up about
race. But, I think the world has a
minority that is racist. Sadly, (the
racists) don't even know they are."
Hinson thought for a moment and
then added, "People feel the south
side was neglected, that's why they
asked me to run. Water sitting
everywhere, drainage that didn't
work, didn't see any black police
officers here, although you see them
elsewhere, you have to question it.
"But I'm a councilman for the'
whole community - white, black,
Hispanic, they all come to me. We
have problems all over town. To get,
Continued on page 3A


Signs to offer

colorful

welcome
Continued from page 1A
shows pride in the communi-
ty..
If someone is just passing
through, Collier added, the
sign is designed to make
people to think, "I need to
come here and spend a little
time."
. The north end sign will be
up by County Line Road.
The south end sign will be
just north of State Road 70,
but south of Lake Placid.
That way east and west traf-
fic turning into the county
will be able to see it too.
Collier did not have an
exact time of installation,
but the final steps in the
process would be completed
in early July. Hopefully, he
said, it wouldn't be too
much longer after that.
Some portions of the sign
will have to be made out of
the county due to the sophis-
ticated process, but as much
of it as possible is being cre-
ated here.
Keep Highlands County
Beautiful, which is a non-
profit organization, does a
great deal more than place
signs.
'It helps clear illegal
dumping and does landscap-
ing projects as well.
For example, it has donat-
ed $10,000 to the City of
Sebring to landscape Phase
II of the Sebring Parkway.
Collier emphasized that no
tax dollars are spent on these
projects. Instead, donations
and grant money are used.
He added that the cost of
the signs would deplete the
committee's account, so
members were soliciting
donations to replenish the
funds.
Contact.Christy Reed at
655-6477.


Skating away the summer days


News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS
Carl Rivera (from left), 10, Larry Gilchrist, 12, Brandon Griffith, 11, and Hunter Null, 10, make their
way to the skate park Thursday afternoon near Charlie Brown Park in Sebring. The boys said they use
the skate park every day or as often as they can.



Mental health advocates discuss needs

not being met in Highlands County


By ROMONA WASHINGTON
editor@newssun.com
SEBRING - Mental health
advocates representing about six
entities, some in private practice,
gathered Tuesday evening to talk
about the needs not being met in
Highlands County.
Kerry Robinson, a registered
nurse and certified psychiatric
nurse for Florida Home Health,
said such a meeting has always
been a dream of hers.
She said the purpose of the
meeting was to create a connec-
tion between all levels of mental-


health professionals in the county
in an effort to provide better con-
tinuity of care for all patients. She
pointed out that some home
health clients may suffer from
depression or anxiety but they
have never had a work up from a
psychologist. As a result, the
patient might benefit from an out-
patient counselor or a program
like,Florida Hospital's Daybreak.
Robinson has 22 years experi-
ence caring for patients with
f depression, Bipolar disorders,
schizophrenia, panic and anxiety
disorders, dementia, paranoid dis-


orders, impaired insight and judg-
ment disorders.
Robinson also hopes to estab-
lish an awareness of all available
community resources in the area
of mental health to meet both
short term or long -term needs of
the clients. The lack of a senior
center or Alzheimer's day care
center is a void that needs to be
filled. One senior center is open
for Alzheimer's patients for a few
hours on Wednesdays only, sim-
ply not long enough for care-
Continued on page 3A


'The need is

great' for free

health care in LP

Samaritan's Touch.looks
at ways to offer it
By TREY CHRISTY
trey.christy@newssun.com
LAKE PLACID - Wednesday morning
at the First Presbyterian Church of Lake
Placid, a few caring individuals huddled in,
a group, brainstorming how to bring free
primary medical care closer to Lake
Placid.
Since Samaritan's Touch Care Center in
north Sebring opened it's doors less than
two years ago, it has donated medical care.
estimated at $4.3 million, including
10,600 patient visits, executive director
Diana Furr told those in attendance.
The center serves people with no med-
ical insurance and income at or below 200
percent of the poverty level.
Since that time it has seen the waiting
list of patients grow to 600, with 20 per-
cent of the people served coming from the
Lake Placid area or further south.
"I have referred people to Samaritan's
touch in (north Sebring) which is tough
when you don't have money to drive 30
miles," said Lori Ashworth, Emergency
Department Nurse Manager for Florida
Hospital'Lake Placid.
Ashworth said there are only limited
services at the Health Department and she
was starting to see more and more people
using the Emergency Room for their pri-
mary care. The trend might be increasing
due to the economy and job loss, but there
has always been a need.
"We have always had a high amount of'
indigent care in rural areas like Lake
Placid," she said.
The hospital is fully behind the initia-
tive to bring a Samaritan's Touch Care
Center to Lake Placid. Because the ER
doesn't turn people away they regularly
have bills that go unpaid, a figure
Ashworth estimated at $1 million each
month.
Ray Cameron, Senior Pastor of the First
Presbyterian Church of Lake Placid, said
members of his church have toured the'
Sebring facility and want to help make a'

Continued on page 3A


Farrah Fawcett loses battle with cancer


By BOB THOMAS
Associated Press Writer
LOS ANGELES -,.Farrah
Fawcett, whose luxurious
tresses and blinding smile
helped redefine sex appeal in
the 1970s. as one of TV's
"Charlie's Angels," died
Thursday after battling can-
cer. She was 62.
The pop icon, who in the
1980s set aside the fantasy
girl image to tackle serious
roles, died Thursday shortly
before 9:30 a.m. PDT in a
Santa Monica hospital,
spokesman Paul Bloch said.
She burst on the scene in
1976 as one-third of the
crime-fighting trio in TV's
"Charlie's Angels."
A poster of her in a clingy
swimsuit sold in the millions.
She. left the show after one


Change in AP garbage
collection for holiday
AVON PARK - The city of
Avon Park Sanitation
Department will not collect
garbage on Friday, July 3.
Instead, the garbage pick up
for.Friday has been resched-
uled to Thursday, July 2.
Thursday's pick up will be
done Wednesday, July 1.
,Garbage collection will be
same as usual for Monday
and Tuesday.


season but had a flop on the
big screen with "Somebody
Killed Her Husband."
She turned to more serious
roles in the 1980s and 1990s,
winning praise playing an
abused wife in "The Burning
Bed."
She had been diagnosed
with anal cancer in 2006. As
she underwent treatment, she
enlisted the help of actor
Ryan O'Neal, who had been
her longtime companion and
was the father of her son,
Redmond, born in 1985.
This month, O'Neal said
he asked Fawcett to marry


him and she agreed. They
would wed "as soon as she
can say yes," he said.
Her struggle with painful
treatments and dispiriting
setbacks was recorded in the
television documentary
"Farrah's Story." Fawcett
sought cures in Germany as
well as the United States,
battling the disease with iron
determination even as her
body weakened.
"Her big message to peo-
ple is don't give up, no mat-
ter what they say to you,
keep fighting," her friend
Alana Stewart said.


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Area mental

health

advocates

hope to meet

more often
Continued from page 2A
givers to fill any relief.
Respite care is another
void.
She said there is also a
need to provide a net-
working environment
where people who hold
the same interests can dis-
cuss topics that are rele-
vant to mental health and
provide education related
to their specialty. For
instance, Dr. Susan L.
Crum, a psychologist,
shared information as the
guest speaker of her
biofeedback and brain
mapping work at Central
Florida Neuropsychology,
which she opened in
January.
After Crum's presenta-
tion, all attendees were
asked to introduce them-
selves at which time other
brief announcements
were made such as Lisa
Rodriguez's upcoming
series for Alzheimer's
care givers and the efforts
being made to get a local
NAMI (National Alliance
on Mental Illness) organi-
zation formed.
Robinson suggested
that the group gather on a
monthly basis, or bi-
monthly basis to continue
discussions of work being
done and programs that
are offered.
She said such a gather-
ing would also provide an
arena where mental health
professionals can be a
support system for each
other.



Hinson's

AP roots

run deep
Continued from page 2A
a city working, every-
body needs to be work-
ing."
After graduating from
college he didn't come
back to Avon Park,
instead heading to the
coast, first to Fort Pierce
and later down to Miami.
He has taught math and
coached baseball and
football his entire career.
It was when his mother
became ill in 1999 that he
returned home. He cur-
rently teaches. eighth-
grade math at the middle
school.
He and Coach Ernest
Perkins, he credits the
coach, created the Dress
For Success program
there, targeting boys at
risk. The program pro-
vides support and mentor-
ing, as well as guest
speakers to teach the
young how to make good
choices.
Hinson wants to make
good choices for the city,
but he knows some of
them will be painful. He
has faith in his fellow
council members.
"I think we have a good
core at the council. We're .
at the point where we can
disagree without coming
to blows. We're all think-
ing. That type of atmos-
phere is what all councils
are for."
In part two Hinson
speaks to direct issues.


News-Sun * Friday, June 26, 2009


News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS
A firefighter with the West Sebring Volunteer Fire Department works to extinguish a mobile
home fire Tuesday afternoon in Sebring. The fire started when a neighbor parked his truck
in the driveway and it burst into flames.

Fire destroys truck, home in Sebring


Continued from page 1A
The West Sebring
Volunteer Fire Department,
with help from Sun 'N Lake,
arrived within minutes and
began attacking the fire,
which turned out to be stub-
born, complicated by the
Ford truck and another, vehi-
cle parked in the carport.
A series of loud popping
explosions could be heard.
At one point flames were


about 20 feet high.
As soon as the firefighters
got the flames knocked
down, they would flare up
again.
The high humidity and
heat also made, the fire fight-
ers' job more difficult. Many
of the men were soaked to the
skin under their heavy suits.
It took about 45 minutes to
bring the fire under control,
and another 20 minutes later


firemen were still pouring
water into what was left of
the house.
The entire neighborhood
turned out to watch the fire-
fighters at work.
Frank Falango, who lives
two doors away, said he had
come out of his house to get
something, heard the boom,
and started taking pictures
with his cell phone.


Storms cause outages, but crews ready


Continued from page 1A
Avon Park. Crews were on
the scene before the storm
had fully ended, and power
was restored within six
hours.
On Tuesday, about 10,000
customers in Avon Park and
Sebring lost power due to a
quick-moving storm.
Again, the lights were
back on within hours.
According to Progress
Energy spokesperson
Suzanne Grant, during this
year the company has contin-
ued to take aggressive action
to strengthen its system, such
as comprehensively inspect-
ing power poles, upgrading
the distribution system and
thoroughly trimming and
pruning trees and other vege-
tation that may contribute to
outages if a storm strikes. .
According to the compa-
ny's Web site, in 2009 the
electricity . conglomerate
expects to invest more than
$98 million on storm harden-
ing improvements and sys-
tem maintenance.
"Living in Florida means
living with lovely tropical
winds," Grant said.
"Progress Energy is prepared
for the storm season. We
have been drilling storm
crews, inspecting poles,
replacing poles to make the
grid more stable, and com-
municating that power
restoration is our primary
goal.
"We have folks now sta-
tioned 24 hours a day to
monitor our distribution sys-
tem so that we can be as
quick as possible to
respond," she added.
Grant restated that the
biggest help that Progress
Energy can get is from its
customers.
"It helps tremendously
when customers call into our
automated lines and report an
outage. It helps us to track it
and refine our responses,"
Grant said.
The economy has not had
an impact on the workforce
of the' industry as much as
expected.
"The economy has not
effected us as much as the
storms in Florida have. We


Samaritan's Touch hopes to expand


Continued from page 2A
Lake Placid location a reality.
"At the(same time we know
it's much larger than any one
church can do," he said. "We
are looking for the resources
to help make that happen."
Resources include not only
funds for running the facility,
which is done mostly with
volunteers, but equipment
and, the biggest step, a loca-


tion.
"Ideally, the best situation
would be if something was
donated but it could he a lease
that's very minimal for a peri-
od of time ... maybe five
years," he said.
Someone who has experi-
ence writing grants could also
be of help.
Contact Cameron at 465-
2742.


have added some to our
workforce to keep up," Grant
said.
But that little extra and
quick response comes at a
price.
In January, Progress
Energy raised rates about 31
percent, according to Grant,
but has adjusted back to 25
percent due to fluctuations in
fuel costs and savings like
converting to natural gas.
"We have a rededication of
the Bartow plant coming up
on Friday. That plant went
back into service on June 1
after converting to natural
gas. We hope that.in the long
run the stable price of natural
gas will help maintain the


costs for customers," Grant
'said.
Additionally, Progress
Energy has asked for another
4 percent increase in July of
this year, which, according to
Grant means about $4.52
more per every 1,000 kilo-
watt hour for customers.
Additionally, Progress- is
asking the Regulatory
Commission for an addition-
al 30 percent increase in
2010 to help defer costs for
the maintenance and planned
nuclear power plant plans.
To report an outage, Grant
encourages customers to
immediately call the auto-
mated reporting line at 800-
228-8485.


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Indictments handed

down in 'Baby K' case


Continued from page 1A
of Sebring.
Payne and Vasquez were
indicted on charges of fail-
ure to report child abuse.
According to a Highlands
County Sheriff's Office
press release, they are day
care workers where the
infant attended day care.
"There is a Florida state
statute that lists jobs that
are mandatory reporters if
they see evidence of child
abuse," said Lt. Tim
Lethbridge of the
Highlands County
Sheriff's Office:
"Day care workers .
are on that list."
A search of the I 3
Florida Department
of Children and
Families web site Ka(
shows that Payne is Sh
the director of A
Better Choice. Children's
Academy.
A Google search of those
terms turned up A B C
Children's Academy, locat-
ed at 449 Park St. in
Sebring. The business's
Web site shows Linda
Payne as the owner/director
and lists her qualifications
as a former elementary edu-
cation teacher with the
Highlands County School
Board for grades 1, 3, 4 and
5 and exceptional student
education for 12 years.
It also lists a co-owner,
Daniel Payne, who, accord-
ing to the businesses' Web
site, has been a law
enforcement officer for the
past 10 years, including
"several years in the
Highlands County Sheriff's
Office Juvenile Division
where he conducted school
resource officer duties ...
DARE related activities,


and many successful child
abuse investigations."
The three additional peo-
ple charged will have little,
if any effect on Parker's
case, Houchin said.
"We have a very strong
case regarding Mr. Parker,"
he said.
Highlands County
deputies with the sheriffs
office were dispatched to
Highlands Regional
Medical Center March 29
when the infant was
brought into the emergency
room with multiple
bruises and a skull
fracture.
Deputies arrested
S'Parker when they
discovered "incon-
sistencies" in his
edyn story.
ort "Baby K," as
Kaedyn Short has
been called, died May 27 at
a hospice home where she
was being cared for after
she was taken off life sup-
port.
According to the
Sheriff's report, Jenifer
Short was at work at the
time of the incident and
Parker was watching the
child.
Attorney Richard Pipkin,
who spoke on Short's
behalf at a May bond hear-
ing for Parker, said doctors
told him that if Short had
lived she would have been
in a vegetative state.
Parker is still on admin-
istrative leave without pay
from the Avon Park Police
Department pending the
outcome of the case.
He had been with the
APPD since 2006, and was
previously employed by the
department for 20 months
between 2002 and 2004.


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EDITORIAL & OPINION


News-Sun * Friday, June 26, 2009


Florida's turtles are
slow they can't get
of their own way.


SO
out


SThat sounds like a joke, but it's not. Slow-
moving turtles are especially vulnerable to
large-scale harvesting, and there's a growing
global demand for turtle meat. That's a pre-
scription for extinction.
But no longer. This week the Florida Fish
and Wildlife Conservation Commission
slammed the door on commercial turtle har-
vesting. The commission banned the taking of
alligators, snapping turtles, Suwannee cooters
and other imperiled species, and it limited the
taking of softshell turtles to one per day for
personal use.
"This decision may be one of Florida's
greatest conservation stories," Commissioner
Brian Yablonski said. "This is a legacy vote."
Dr. Matthew Aresco, a turtle expert who
directs Nokuse Plantation, a private wildlife
refuge in-the Florida Panhandle, said the vote
was "a wise, forward-thinking move to pro-
tect Florida's turtles from mass commercial
hunting."
'In the period from 2000 to 2005, exports of
snapping turtles shipped from the United
States increased 1,200 percent; shipments of
softshell turtles rose by 270 percent.
Having often been critical of the commis-
sion. especially for its ambivalence toward
Florida manatees, we are happy to commend
it for mo\ring so decisively to - protect
Florida's turtle species.
Several Floridians engaged in turtle har-
xesting 61bjected to the commission's action-
but as a' St. Petersburg Times story pointed
out, "'the ne\% rules allow turtle farms to col-
lect turtles to reproduce in captivity and thus
become self-sustaining without taking turtles
from the wild."
'"When you're over-fishing, you're not only


City officials should
walk the walk
Editor:
Having read editorials discussing thee
use of local contractors for community:
improvements. I I .'uld like to comrn-
me.nt on the recently awarded project to
renovate the Sebring Golf Club.
This spring, the City of Sebring
advertised the renovation of their golf
course. The scope of work and a budget
of $475,000 were listed. The work
includes: re-building a few greens com-
plexes, updating the irrigation and re-
grassing the greens. Not a complicated
job. The RFQ'(request for qualifica-
tions) was not a bid. The question was
whether or not the contractor could
provide a quality product within the
given budget. Being ranked as one of
the top five golf course builders in the
country for many years, naturally, our
answer was "yes-." Once the city chose
a builder, then the negotiating began.
Over the last 33 years, Highland
Golf Inc. has constructed golf courses
and other athletic fields. Ranging from
small renovations to new construction,
this work has taken place all over
Florida, across the Eastern United
States, throughout the Caribbean and
even for the King of Bahrain. Many of
the golf courses have received national
rankings (The Quarry Course at Black
Diamond Ranch, Pine Barrens Course
at World Woods) or can be seen on the
PGA Tour (TPC at Sugarloaf). Disney's
Wide World of Sports baseball fields
host the Atlanta Braves during spring
training. We were recently'involved in
the building of the new county sports
complex, located near Sebring High
School. This project was bid against
(approximately) 10 other contractors,
showing that we can be competitive.:
The Sebring Golf Club project was'
awarded to a contractor from Vero
Beach. I wish the City of Sebring suc-
eess with their endeavor to improve the
golf course to make it enjoyable for all
types of golfers. I would like to thank
Buddy Whitlock for his support. I hope
the city continues to receive the sup-
port, donations and time, all of which
we have given over the years. Given
the current state of the economy, one
would hope to find work in their own
backyard. I guess not. Perhaps the City
of Sebring has positions open for the
employees that had to be laid off.
As a member of the community,
Highland Comniunity Inc. (formerly
Central Florida Turf) has continuously
donated throughout the years to many
local organizations. Our name can be
found on banners and other signs hang-
ing on just about every sports field in
Highlands County. The many miles
traveled over the years started from our
home office which was founding and
continues to be located in Highlands
County.
Maybe if the City of Sebring "
receives enough of these responses,
they will begin to walk the walk


hurting the species, you're hurting the food
chain as well," argued Commissioner Ron
Bergeron.
Florida's turtles were easy pickings, but no
more.

An editorial from the Lakeland Ledger


Consumers can applaud
the credit card reform
bill ... but as with any
credit contract, they should
read the fine print.
The reforms will restrict many abus ie. or
at least irresponsible practices of the card
companies - sudden rate increases, easily
obtained cards for no-income college siu-
dents, hidden fees and charges. But the
reforms also are likely to tighten credit a ail-
ability for some and cause the credit card
companies to cut back dn the prizes, bonuses
and no-fee arrangements they had with cus-
tomers who paid off cards on time.
Reforms should prompt the card companies
to cut back on extending credit to riskier cus-
tomers, such as those with lower incomes or
irregular repayment records. But those cus-
tomers have been worth their risk because
late fees and penalty charges for exceeding
credit limits have made up a substantial part.
of the card companies' revenues. ...
The truth is, nobody ever got into trouble
with a credit card they didn't use. If the
reforms cause the companies to tighten down
on the perks and tighten up on the eligibility.
the effect will be less credit for some, but a
greater sense of financial awareness and
spending discipline for everybody.

An editorial excerpt from the Cincinnati Inquirer

TODAY'S LETTERS


instead of just talk. Hopefully, other
local contractors who are qualified will
'benefit in the future from my remarks.
Jeff Harstine
President - Highland Golf Inc.

Floridians need a change
Editor:
Let's face it. The citizens of Florida
desperately need a new administration
and legislature. Just as the citizens of
the United States voted for a change
last November, the citizens of Florida
need a new governor and legislature in
2010.
The last 10 years were difficult for
the "regular folks," homeowners, work-
ers, et al. The last three years have
Seen devastating. We had an "educa-
tion" governor whose mantra was, "The
public schools are failing!" who then
took action to assure same. He reduced
spending on education, even correcting
a $1 billion budget shortfall with
Departments Children and Families and
Education funds.
The need for more classrooms con-
tinued to rise and the voters wanted
smaller classes, but he disagreed. He
provided funding for education, except
that he provided billions more public
school funds (vouchers) for private
schools. The primary beneficiaries were
family children already in private
schools. The Florida Supreme Court
finally ruled the vouchers unconstitu-
tional.
The current status of education is
abominable. The legislature had cut
even more funding for public schools
"because of the economy," thinking the
federal government would provide
stimulus funding "to make up the short-
fall;" however, stimulus rules required
the same level funding or more to be
eligible. Gov. Crist and legislators
chafed at the rules and the mandated
request for exemption from the rules.
A local twist on less education funds
was the abolition of the honored vale-
dictorian program. This was indeed a


TODAY'S EDITORIAL


Other viewpoints


tragic loss, especially as a "last minute
decision." This program should be res-
urrected and the students who earned ,
this distinction should be honored
retroactively. We as parents and citi-
zens constantly urged our students to
study and overcome obstacles to insure
graduation and its benefits, not to
renege on promised rewards. The
Florida legislature simply did not con-
sider the dire consequences of its
destructive educational policies and
'budget.
The previous governor actively pur-
sued privatization of first the DCF, then
the prison system. Both were rife with
corruption and instead of saving
money, they cost the state billions
more. The secret CSX "deal" did not
come to light until last year, when the
legislature was urged to vote on it
without discussion. Fortunately, that
"deal" was voted down, but just last
month it was brought up again at the
last minute (11:50 p.m.) Friday and
rejected again.
That "deal" was the latest of a series
of secret deals, which benefited "busi-
ness" at the cost of social programs and
those who pay taxes and higher prices
for goods. Developers and realtors ben-
efited immensely from Tallahassee and
even n ow try to change the rules to
"develop easier." They, the mortgagors
and insurers blithely forget it was they
wh6 created this horrible economic cri-
sis with sub prime mortgages. Yet, the
legislature bailed them out and left the
debris with the taxpayers.
Even locally, they were granted more
"lenient" rules for development, plus
suspension of impact fees. This means
existing homeowners and businesses
will continue to pay 100 percent for
infrastructure that development creates.
And local workers are not assured of
construction jobs! Enough for now, rest
of story later.
All Floridians need a change, a new
government to survive this disaster.
Gabriel Read
Avon Park


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To understand.the compli-
cating factors of our current
involvement in Afghanistan,
three things are necessary.
One must have a map of the
area, and a knowledge of its
history for the last 200 years
and a healthy appreciationof
the irony of unforeseen con-
sequences.
For centuries,
Afghanistan's dominant pop-
ulation was the Pashtun peo-
ple, believed by some cultur-
al anthropologists to be one
of the 10 lost tribes of Israel.
Highly tribal and fragment-
ed, they continually engaged
in conflict among them'
selves, establishing and
overthrowing a series of
governments over the cen-
turies, a no-man's land
between India and Persia..
In the early 19th century,
Russian expansion from the
north met British resistance
from India, with Afghanistan '
in the.middle. These two
empires contended for domi-
nance in the area, called
"The Great Game" in
English literature of-the era.
The Pashtans, in the middle
played one side against the
other, the consequences of
which exacerbated the tur-
moil which has continued to
this day.
In an attempt to solve
their differences the British,
with Russian acquiescence,
in 1893 established a divi-
sion of Afghanistan, known
as the Durand line, which
became the border between
western India (now Pakistan)
and Afghanistan. One unfor-
tunate (and unforeseen con-
sequence) was the division
of the Pashtun people and
bequeathing to Pakistan the
disruptive and quarrelsome
people which now populate
their northern tribal areas.
For a time, " the great
game" abated, restarted after
War World II and finally
concluded when the British
Raj in India ended with the
partition of India and estab-
lishment of Pakistan as a
Muslim state in 1948.
Afghanistan was ruled by
a succession of Khan's until
1973, when a military coup
overthrew the existing gov-
ernment of the Khan, leading
briefly to a republic, which
in turn was overthrown by
the socialist leaning
Democratic Republic of
Afghanistan, which in turn
invited the Soviet Union, to
assist in modernization and
development. Later this
"assistance" expanded to
help suppress a rising muja-
heddin uprising and by 1979
had expanded to what was
perceived as the Soviet inva-
sion. The Soviet incremental
involvement, similar to our
own involvement in Vietnam


Guest
Column
Randy Ludacer

was perceived by the United
States and in particular, pres-
idential advisor Brezinski, as
an opportunity to weaken the
Soviet Union and give them
their own Vietnam,
"Operation Cyclone" was
born, authorizing C.I.A.
involvement in supporting
the rebels, funding them and
supplying them with Stinger
missiles to shoot down
Soviet helicopters. Now glo-
rified by the Tom Hank's
movie "Charlie Wilson's
War." By 1985 we were fully
committed to a Soviet defeat
by the Mujaheddin, aug-
mented by a variety of
Islamic jihadists. After nine
years of warfare, a million .
Afghans killed, 5 million
displaced and 15,000 Soviets
dead, the Soviets left. In
their place victorious group
of Muslim fanatics, includ-
ing Osama bin Laden, which
later morphed into Al Quada
and the Taliban. (Another
unforeseen consequence. )
After the attack of 9-11 on
the World Trade Towers, we
invaded Afghanistan, osten-
sibly to "take out Osama bin
Laden." While a mercenary
hit squad might have been
more effective, we were
committed. Once more into
the breach, dear friends.
Currently, our concerns
are establishing a new strate-
gy, establishing new troop
levels, determining the limits
of our commitment to the
current regime, redefining
our ultimate goals, and
designing an exit strategy,
while surrounded by a peo-
ple who have spent the last
200 years shooting at one
another and any foreigners
who happen to be in country.
In Vietnam there was a
saying that the Emperor's
mandate stops at the village
gate, reflecting the fact that
the central government had
limited authority in the
countryside. I suspect that
this is also true with respect
to the tribal areas of
Afghanistan, especially with
respect to the Pashtuns given
their tradition of rebellious
independence.
Disparaging references to
President Karzai as the
mayor of Kabul demon-
strates the lack of the effec-
tiveness of the central gov-
ernment and will be a diffi-
cult circumstance for United
States forces to deal with in
achieving a lasting success
in stabilizing the country.

Randy Ludacer is a Lake Placid
resident. Guest columns are the'
opinion of the writer, not neces-
sarily that of the News-Sun.


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News-Sun * Friday, June 26, 2009


COMMUNITY BRIEFS


SHARE pick up set
for Saturday
LAKE PLACID -
Saturday is food pick up day
for SHARE orders. Pick up
will be from 9-11:30 a.m. at
First Presbyterian Church,
117 N. Oak Ave.
With food prices cutting
into budgets, SHARE is a
way to save every month. If
you would like information
for next month's food orders,
forms may be obtained after
'Saturday at 201 Belleview
from the box beside the front
door.
The more participation
means an increase in savings
for all. Everyone is invited
to place an order regardless
of income.

Blood mobile stops
at Seacoast bank
LAKE PLACID - Help
take the sting out of the
summer blood shortage by
donating blood from 11:30
a.m. to 4:30 p.m. today at
Seacoast National Bank in
Lake Placid.
Blood donors are needed
every day to help insure
local hospitals have an ade-
quate blood supply. All
donors will receive a T-shirt
and mini physical when they
donate.
Call 382-4499 with ques-
tions.

Ladies Auxiliary
serve meatloaf today
AVON PARK - Combat
Veterans of Foreign Wars
Post 9853 Ladies Auxiliary
will serve a meatloaf dinner
for $6 today at the post, 75
N. Olivia Drive.
For details, call 452-9853.

ABATE plans poker
ride for July 18
SEBRING - ABATE of
FL Inc. Inerstate Chapter
presents Ride to the Sierra's
on Saturday, July 18. Gate
opens at 10 a.m., with last
bike out at 11:30 a.m. at
Blue Crab Restaurant, 825
Ridgewood Drive in Sebring.
Last bike in at 4
p.m./poker hands drawn at 5
p.m. at Sierra's Sports Bar &
Grill, 2951 U.S. 27 N. in
Avon Park. Cost is $10 per
person. Bike games, 50/50,
come for a great run and an
afternoon/evening of fun and
games. For more informa-
tion, call 382-4520.
ABATE of FL Inc. does
not condone riding and
drinking. Donations to
ABATE are not tax-
deductible for tax purposes.

Realtors plan casino
night at
Margaritaville
SEBRING -
Margaritaville, the annual
Heartland Association of
Realtor Casino Night
fundraiser, will be from 6-12
p.m. Friday, Aug. 14 at the
Sebring Civic Center on
Lake Jackson. Net proceeds
go to the Heartland Foods
Reservoir to establish a food
bank in Highlands County
and to RPAC.
Cost of $25 per person
includes dinner, door prize
ticket, grand prize ticket,
two drink tickets and gaming
chips! Various gaming tables
to test skills, cash bar and
dress is casual.
Reserve tickets by calling
385-6014.

Lake Jackson clean
up set for today
SEBRING - The
Highlands Soil and Water
Conservation District and
the Highlands County Lakes
Association are organizing a
clean up for Lake Jackson
today. The event will begin
at 9 a.m. at Veteran's Beach


and continue until noon.
Lunch will be provided by
the Tourist Development
Council.
This will be a great way to
get some fresh air and help
the community. Christy Reed
from Highlands County
Recycling will supply the
trash bags, vests and trash
grabbers. Boaters are


encouraged to participate in
this event.
If your organization, busi-
ness or you would like to
help with this venture, call
the office for more informa-
tion at 402-6545..

L& L plays at
Sebring Elks lodge
EBRING - Sebring Elks
Lodge 1529 will serve a buf-
fet dinner from 5-7 p.m.
today for $10. Choice of


Swiss steak or catfish. Live
music from 7-10 p.m. with
L&L.

Loose Change,
Cajuns set to play
SEBRING - Sebring
Moose Lodge 2259 will host
music by Loose Change
from 7-11 p.m. today. Pork
loin dinner will be served
from 5-7 p.m. for $7.
On Saturday, music will
be played by Country Cajuns


from 7-11 p.m. Spaghetti
dinner will be served from
5-7 p.m. for $6.
For information, call 655-
3920. "

RIP entertains at
Lake Placid VFW
LAKE PLACID - The
Lake Placid Veterans of
Foreign Wars 3380 will be
entertained by RIP after
steak-by-the-ounce is served
from 5:30-7 p.m. today.


For details, call 699-5444.

Southern Starz,
Playback at Moose
LAKE PLACID - The
Lake Placid Moose Lodge
2374 will host karaoke with
Southern Starz from 6-9 p.m.
today. Wings, burgers and
fish will served at 6 p.m.
Playback plays from 6-9
p.m. Saturday. Steak-by-the-

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The following people
were booked into the
Highlands County Jail on
Thursday, June 18:
* James Timothy Ashley,
22, of Winter Haven, motion
to transport prisoner for
hearing on municipal ordi-
nance violation.
* Jim Alan Bass, 42, of
Sebring, motion to transfer
prisoner for hearing on
municipal ordinance viola-
tion.
* Bernice Downs
Beckford, 54, of Sebring,
was registered as a criminal
for possession of cocaine.
+ Angelina Lynn Cook, 29,
of Bartow, awaiting trial for
larceny, retail theft alone or
coordinates; larceny, posses-
sion of anti-shoplifting con-
trolled device; resisting offi-
cer, obstruction without vio-
lence; and trespassing prop-
erty, not structure or con-
veyance.
* Kiela Tanika Crews, 23,
of Plant City, awaiting trial
for larceny, possession of
anti-shoplifting control
device; larceny, retail theft,
alone or coordinates; tres-
passing property, not struc-
ture or con'evance'; and.
resisting officer, obstruction'
without v violence. -
* Adam Ascani Diaz. 22, of)
Sebring, awaiting trial, w ar-
rant for larceny or grand
theft: warrant for burglary
of .unoccupied dwelling,
unarmed; warrant for grand
theft of motor vehicle; and
warrant for burglary of


unoccupied structure/con-
veyance or attempt.
* Kimberly Christine
Elder, 40, of Sebring, was
charged with probation vio-
lation, warrant for posses-
sion of Diazepam.
* Frank Clark Hilton, 35,
of Avon Park, awaiting trial,
warrant, for knowingly driv-
ing while license suspended
or revoked, second offense;
and was registered as a
criminal for driving while
license suspended or
revoked, habitual offender.
Terry Kay Igel, 51, of
Avon Park, awaiting trial for
larceny, petit, first offense;
and dealing in stolen proper-
ty.
* Gary Christopher
Ingmire, 29, of Sebring,
motion to transport prisoner
for sentencing of hearing on
municipal ordinance viola-
tion.
* Jerry Lawrence Jones,
46, of Orlando, awaiting
trial for two counts of with-
holding support, non-sup-
port of children or spouse.
* Robert Perry Kelly, 2.7,
of Lake.Placid, was charged
with probation violation,
warrant for possession of
cocaine; ard recommitted
for possession of cocaine.
* Charles Allen Kempton,
25, of Avon Park, awaiting
trial, warrant, failure to
appear for driving while
license suspended or
revoked.
* Odia Venessa McDonald,
32, of Lakeland, awaiting
trial for: larceny, possession
of , anti-shoplifting con-,
trolled device; larceny, retail
theft, alone or coordinates;
trespassing , property, not
structure or conveyance; and
'resisting officer, obstruction
without violence.


* Joanne Miller, 19, of
Sebring, domestic violence
or cruelty toward child,
infliction of physical or
mental injury. ..
* Velma Jean Moses, 45, of
Avon Park, was charged for
withholding support, non-
support of children or
spouse; and two counts of
contempt of court, child
support.
* Tara Lenea Preaster, 31,
of Lakeland, awaiting trial
for larceny, possession of
anti-shoplifting of con-
trolled device; larceny, retail
theft, alone or coordinates;
resisting officer, obstruction
without violence; and tres-
passing property, not struc-
ture or conveyance.
* Jose Luis Ramos, 52, of
Lake Placid, was recommit-
ted for driving under the
influence of alcohol or
drugs, second offense.
* Sergio Soto, 37, of Avon
Park, was registered as a
convict for unlawful recep-


Brunilda Rivera
Brunilda Rivera, 79, of
Sebring died June 22,
2009. Born in Lares,
Puerto Rico she moved to
Sebring in 1989. She was
a teacher's. aide' and a
member of St. Catherine
Catholic Church.
. She is survived by
sons, Louis -and Albert;
daughter, Inez; .brothers,
Henry Quinones and and
George Quinones; three
grandchildren and four
great-grandchildren.
A mass was celebrated
June 25 at. St. Catherine
Catholic Church,
Sebring, with entomb-
ment to follow at
Lakeview Memorial
Gardens. Morris Funeral
Chapel, Sebring, is in
charge of arrangements.


tion of cable TV services,
financial gain.
* Joevita Ann Staley, 35, of
Avon Park, motion to trans-
port prisoner for emergency
hearing on municipal ordi-
nance violation.
* Joseph Vincent Trupiano,
42, of Sebring, awaiting
trial, warrant for dealing in
stolen property; and warrant
for larceny or grand theft,
third degree of dwelling or
property.
* Andy Vega, 20, of
Sebring, awaiting trial, war-
rant for contributing to the
delinquency of a minor,
attempted to take game after
hours.
* Vernon Javon Walker, 23,
of Avon Park, was commit-
ted for disorderly conduct or
fighting.
' * Anthony Jose White, 53,
of Bradford, motion to
transport prisoner for term
of parental rights advisory
hearing on municipal ordi-
nance.


William Sinn Jr.
William F.
s Sinn Jr., 75, of
Sebring died
June 22, 2009.
Born in Peoria, Ill., he
moved to Sebring in 1998
after retiring a year earli-
er as manager of Retro
Rab Plastics. He was a
veteran of the U.S. Army
and a member of First
Baptist Church of Lake
Josephine.
He is survived by his
wife of 54 years, Lilli;
son, Kevin; daughter,
Heidi , Voss; brother,
Richard; four grandchil-
dren and four great-
grandchildren.
Memorial service will
be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday
at First Baptist Church of
Lake Josephine. Burial
will be at Sarasota
National Cemetery.
Morris Funeral Chapel,
Sebring, is in charge of
arrangements.


Continued on page 5A
ounce will be served at 6
p.m.
For details, call 465-0131.

Ron Rahl brings
karaoke to Legion
AVON PARK - The
American Legion Post 69
will host karaoke by Ron
Rahl today; Pizza will be
served from 4:30-6 p.m.
For more information, call
453-4553.

Jaycees raise
fireworks funds with
barbecue
LAKE PLACID - The
Lake Placid Jaycees' annual
Fourth of July Fireworks
event is fast approaching and
members are busy preparing
for this hallmark symbol of
patriotism. Their "famous"
chicken barbecue is set for
Saturday at Stuart Park to
raise additional funds.
The majority of the fund-
ing for the town's fireworks
display comes from the gen-
erous donations of local
businesses and citizens. The
Town of Lake Placid has,
again, made a donation of
$4,000 towards this year's
fireworks display, however
the cost to put on such a
show is around $10,000.
Without support, the
Jaycees would be unable to
produce a spectacular event
year after year. If able to
contribute to the annual
Salute to America, send
donations to Lake Placid
Jaycees Fireworks Fund,
P.O. Box 2490, Lake Placid,
FL 33862-2490. Donations
may also be dropped off at
Heartland National Bank or
at the Lake'Placid Chamber
of Commerce.
Jaycees invite friends and
neighbors to attend the fire-


works display over Lake
June at 9 p.m. Saturday, July
4. The chicken barbecue in
Stuart Park will be from 11
a.m. to about 2 p.m.
Saturday.
Meals are $8 per person
and includes one-half barbe-
cue chicken, baked beans,
coleslaw and roll.
For tickets, call 381-6930
or 531-1301. Deliveries are
also available by calling
441-2473.

Summer relief for
parents with
disabled children
SEBRING - New
Concepts by Visions Inc.
will offer a respite program
for children with disabilities
from 1-5 p.m. Saturday at
the agency.
The program is called
SKY (Specialized Kare for
Youngsters) and is funded by
the Bo Alvarez Children's
Foundation. It is open for
children ages 5-15 who have
any type of disability.
Visions provides this pro-
gram every fourth Saturday
of the month.
The drop-off service is for
parents or caregivers who
need a break away from the
day-to-day-care of their
school-aged child who has a
disability. There are well-
trained staff who can handle
emergency and behavioral
issues.
The cost is $10 for a four-
hour service. The fee must
be paid in advance. Checks
should be made payable to
the Bo Alvarez Children's
Foundation but sent to
Visions.
Visions is at 155 U.S. 27
North, Sebring. For more
details and to obtain an
enrollment form, call 402-
0048.


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2292 Lune Court
W. Melbourne, FL 32904
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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 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 ANY OTHER APPLI-


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1050 egals
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY
CASE NO.: 08-000071-GCS
CIVIL DIVISION
WACHOVIA BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,
PLAINTIFF,
-VS-
RAJPATEE PARHBHOO-HALLIDAY AND
MARK R. HALLIDAY, HER HUSBAND;
ASSOCIATED JEWERLY, INC; PRIME
ACCEPTANCE CORP.; UNKNOWN PARTIES IN
POSSESSION #1; UNKNOWN PARTIES IN
POSSESSION #2; IF LIVING, AND ALL
UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER AND AGAINST THE
ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANTS) WHO. ARE
NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE,
WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY
CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSE, HEIRS,
DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER
CLAIMANTS,
DEFENDANTS.
AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an
Order rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated
June 16, 2009, entered In Civil Case No. 08-
000071-GCS of the Circuit Court of the 10TH
Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County,
Florida, wherein WACHOVIA BANK, NATION-
AL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff and. RAJPATEE
PARHBHOO-HALLIDAY AND MARK R. HALLI-
DAY, HER HUSBAND; are defendantss, I will
sell to the highest and best bidder for cash,
JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT
OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE
LOCATED AT 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVE-
NUE, SEBRING, FLORIDA AT 11:00 A.M. on
July 14, 2009, the following described proper-
ty as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit:
LOT 13 AND LOT 14, IN BLOCK 47, OF
SEBRING LAKES UNIT FOUR-A, ACCORDING
TO THE. PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 32, OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
LESS A 10 FOOT STRIP RUNNING ADJACENT
AND ALONG ROAD RIGHT OF WAY FOR AD-
DITIONAL ROAD RIGHT OF WAY,
DATED at SEBRING, Florida, this 17th day
of June, 2009.
ROBERT W. GERMAINE
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
HIGHLANDS County, Florida
By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
Deputy Clerk
ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF:
SHAPIRO & FISHMAN, LLP
10004 North Dale Mabry Hwy, Suite 112
Tampa, Florida 33618
08-089620
June 26; July 3, 2009



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. PC 09-225
IN RE: ESTATE OF
JAYLA KEYJANA LEE
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS 4
The administration of the estate of Jayla
Keyjana Lee, deceased, whose date of death
was January 4th, 2009, and whose social se-
curity number is ----, Is pending in the Cir-
cuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Pro-
bate Division, the address of which is 590
South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL'33870.
The names and addresses of the personal rep-
resentative and the personal representative's
attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against
decedent's estate on whom a copy of this no-
tice is required to be served must file their
claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF
3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION
733.702 OF THE FLORIDA. PROBATE CODE
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECE-
DENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE IS: JUNE 19TH, 2009. ,
Personal Representative:
Nicole Pounds
1223 Citrus Terrace Drive
S Sebring, FL 33870
/s/ E. Mark Breed IIIl
BREED & NUNNALLEE, P.A.
Attorneys for Personal Representative
325 NORTH COMMERCE AVENUE
SEBRING, FL 33870
Telephone: (863) 382-3154
Florida Bar No. 338702
June 19, 26, 2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No. PC09-223
IN RE: ESTATE OF
SHIRLEY D. WARNICK,
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(Summary Administration)
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DE-
MANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE:
You are hereby notified that a Petition for
Summary Administration, Petition to Deter-
mine Homestead Status of Real Property and
Petition to Determine Exempt Property have
been filed in the estate of SHIRLEY D. WAR-
NICK deceased, File Number PC09-223; 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 February
9, 2009; that the total value of the estate
claimed to be subject to creditors is $0.00 and
That the names and addresses of those to
whom it has been assigned by such order are:
Name Address

Florida Hospital of Orlando
c/o Kevin B. Wilson Law Offices
P.O. Box 24103
Chattanooga, TN 37422
Karen van Vonno
2083 Indian Summer Lane
Vero Beach, FL 32963
Christine Nelson
a/k/a Christine Summerfield


1050 Legal
CABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECE-
DENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this Notice
is June 19, 2009.
Person Giving Notice:
/s/ Karen van Vonno
2083 Indian Summer Lane
Vero Beach, FL 32963
Attorney for Person Giving Notice:
/s/ Erik P. Shuman, Esquire
Attorney for Petitioner
Florida Bar No. 990681
GrayRobinson, P.A.
P.O. Box 1870
Melbourne, FL 32902-1870
Telephone: (321) 727-8100
June 19, 26, 2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. GC-09-414
BANK OF AMERICA, NATIONAL
ASSOCIATION AS SUCCESSOR BY MERGER
TO LASALLE BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,
AS TRUSTEE FOR FIRST FRANKLIN
MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST, MORTGAGE LOAN
ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES,
SERIES 2007-FF2,
Plaintiff,
-vs-
TERENCE 0. ROURKE A/K/A TERENCE
O'ROURKE; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF TERENCE
0. ROURKE A/K/A TERENCE O'ROURKE;
MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION
SYSTEMS, INC., AS NOMINEE FOR FIRST
FRANKLIN FINANCIAL CORP., AN OP. SUB.
OF MLB&T CO., FSB, and any unknown heirs,
devisees, grantees, creditors, and other
unknown persons or unknown spouses
claiming by, through and under any of the
above-named Defendants,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE is hereby given that the under-
signed Clerk of the Circuit Court of Highlands
County, Florida, will on the 7th day of July,
2009, at 11:00 o'clock A.M. in the Jury As-
sembly Room in the basement of the High-
lands County Courthouse. located at 430
South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida,
offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the
highest and best bidder for cash, the follow-
ing-described property situate In Highlands
County, Florida:
The West 1/2 of Lot 6 and all of Lot 7,
Block 99, SHEET 1 OF LAKEWOOD TERRA-
CES, according to the Plat thereof recorded In
Plat Book 2, at Page 50, of the Public Records
of Highlands County, Florida.
pursuant to the Final Judgment entered in
a case pending in said Court, the style of
which Is indicated above.
Any person or entity claiming an interest
in the surplus, if any, resulting from the fore-
closure sale, other than the property owner as
of the date of the Lis Pendens,'must file a
claim on same with the Clerk of Court within
60 days after the foreclosure sale.
WITNESS my hand and official seal of
said Court this 9th day of June, 2009.
If you are a person with a disability who
needs any .accommodation in order to partici-
pate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no
cost to you, to the provision of certain assis-
tance. Please contact the Office of the Court
Administrator, (941) 534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this notice; if
you are hearing or voice Impaired, call (TDD)
(941) 534-7777, or Florida Relay Service 800-
955-8770.
ROBERT W. GERMAINE
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
Deputy Clerk
June 19, 26, 2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 28-2009-CA-000032
THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON
FORMERLY KNOWN AS THE BANK OF NEW
YORK ON BEHALF OF CIT MORTGAGE LOA!4./
TRUST 2007-1,'
PLAINTIFF
-VS-
ESTHER CARBONELL; UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF ESTHER CARBONELL; ANY AND ALL
UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE
HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS)
WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR
ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES
MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES,
HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER
CLAIMANTS; UNKNOWN TENANT #1 IN
POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY;
UNKNOWN TENANT #2 IN POSSESSION OF
THE SUBJECT PROPERTY;
DEFENDANTS)
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated June 8,
2009, and entered in Case No. 28-2009-CA-
000032, of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Ju-
dicial Circuit In and for HIGHLANDS County,
Florida. THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON
FORMERLY KNOWN AS, THE BANK OF NEW
YORK ON BEHALF OF CIT MORTGAGE LOAN
TRUST 2007-1, is Plaintiff, and ESTHER CAR-
BONELL; UNKNOWN TENANT #1 IN POSSES-
SION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY N/K/A
FRED DUBOWSKI, are defendants. I will sell to
the highest and best bidder for cash in the JU-
RY ASSEMBLY ROOM, BASEMENT, 430
South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870,
at 11:00 a.m. on the 6th day of July, 2009, the
following described property as set forth In
said Final Judgment, to wit:
LOT 8, BLOCK 176, WOODLAWN TER-
RACE SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 1, PAGE 96, AS RECORDED IN THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,
FLORIDA; SAID LAND SITUATE, LYING AND
BEING IN HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
IMPORTANT: In accordance with the
Americans with Disabilities Act, if you are a
person with a disability who needs, any ac-
commodation in order-to participate in this
proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you,
to provision of certain assistance. Please con-
tact the Court Administrator at 590 SOUTH
COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FL 33870.
Phone No. 863-402-6591 within 2 working
days of your receipt of this notice or pleading.
DATED this 9th day of June, 2009.
ROBERT W. GERMAINE, CLERK
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
As Deputy Clerk
June 19, 26, 2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. GC-09-372
COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING,
L.P.
Plaintiff,
-vs-
OFELIA Z. LEZA A/K/A OFELIA LEZA; OLEG
A. LEZA; UNKNOWN TENANT I; UNKNOWN
TENANT II; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC
REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., AS
NOMINEE FOR COUNTRYWIDE BANK, FSB;


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Page 4, of the Public Records of Highlands
County, Florida.
pursuant to the Final Judgment entered in
a case pending in said Court, the style of
which is indicated above.
Any person :or entity claiming an interest
in the surplus, if any, resulting from the fore-
closure sale, other than the property owner as
of the date of the Lis Pendens, must file a
claim on same with the Clerk of Court within
60 days after the foreclosure sale.
WITNESS my hand and official seal of
said Court this 9th day of June, 2009.
If you are a person with a disability who
needs any accommodation in order to partici-
pate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no
cost to you, to the provision of certain assis-
tance. Please contact the Office of the Court
Administrator, (941) 534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this notice; if
you are hearing or voice impaired, call (TOD)
(941) 534-7777, or Florida Relay Service 800-
955-8770.
ROBERT W. GERMAINE
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
Deputy Clerk
June 19, 26, 2009

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.: 2008 CA 001437
HSBC BANK USA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,
AS INDENTURE TRUSTEE FOR THE
REGISTERED NOTEHOLDERS OF
RENAISSANCE HOME EQUITY LOAN TRUST
2006-4,
Plaintiff,
vs.
MARCY J. NOWELL; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
MARCY J. NOWELL; UNKNOWN TENANT #1;
UNKNOWN TENANT #2; ALL OTHER
UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS
BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST A
NAMED DEFENDANTS) WHO ARE NOT
KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER
SAME UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN
INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS; DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
(Published In the NEWS SUN)
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Summary Judgment dated March 16,
2009, entered in Civil Case No.: 2008 CA
001437, of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judi-
cial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Flori-
da, wherein HSBC BANK USA, NATIONAL AS-
SOCIATION, AS INDENTURE TRUSTEE FOR
THE REGISTERED NOTEHOLDERS OF REN-
AISSANCE HOME EQUITY LOAN TRUST
2006-4, is Plaintiff, and MARCY J. NOWELL,
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MARCY J. NOWELL,
are Defendants.
I will sell to the highest bidder for cash'at
11:00 a.m. in the Jury Assembly Room in the
basement of the Highlands County Court-
.house, located at 430 South Commerce Ave-
nue, Sebring, Florida, 33870 on the 7th day of
July, 2009 the following described real prop-
erty as set forth in said Final Summary Judg-
ment, to wit:
Lot 16, Block 82, Eighth Addition to the
Town of Sebring, according to the map or plat
thereof as recorded In Plat Book 1, Page 3, of
the Public Records of Highlands County, Flori-
da.
This property is located at the street ad-
dress of: 460 Oak Avenue, Sebring, Florida
33870
If you are a person claiming a right to
funds remaining after the sale, you must file a
claim with the clerk no later than 60 days after
the sale. If you fail to file a claim you will not
be entitled to any remaining funds. After 60
days, only the owner of record as of the date
of the Uis pendens may claim the surplus.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of the court
on June 10, 2009.
Robert W. Germaine
As Clerk of the Court
By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
Deputy Clerk
June 19, 26, 2009
THE CIRCUIT CQURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 28-2008-CA-000617
U.S. BANK NATIONAL
ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR
J.P. MORGAN MORTGAGE
ACQUISITION TRUST 2006-WF1,
Plaintiff,
vs.
EDWARD WATERS, et al,
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an
Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated
June 9, 2009 and entered In Case No. 28-
2008-CA-000617 of the Circuit COurt of the
TENTH Judiclal'Circuit In and for HIGHLANDS
County, Florida wherein U.S. BANK NATIONAL
ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR J.P. MOR-
GAN MORTGAGE ACQUISITION TRUST 2006-
WF1, is the Plaintiff, and EDWARD WATERS;
THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF EDWARD WA-
TERS; are the Defendants, I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for cash at JURY AS-
SEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE
HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430
SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE at 11:00 AM, on
the 7th day of July, 2009, the following de-
scribed property as set forth In said Final
Judgment:
A STRIP OF LAND 50 FEET IN WIDTH OFF
'OF THE EAST SIDE OF THE FOLLOWING DE-
SCRIBED TRACT OF LAND: COMMENCE AT
THE NORTHEAST CORNER (2 1/2 INCH PIPE)
OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF THE
SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 15,
TOWNSHIP 36 SOUTH, RANGE 29 EAST;
THENCE RUN SOUTH 2 DEGREES WEST
ALONG THE LAND LINE 388 FEET TO A
POINT ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF A ROAD;
THENCE SOUTH 59 DEGREES 15 MINUTES
WEST 502 1/2 FEET TO THE POINT OF BE-
GINNING; THENCE SOUTH 7 DEGREES PLUS
OR MINUS EAST 246 FEET PLUS OR MINUS
TO A POINT ON THE NORMAL WATERS EDGE
OF LAKE FRANCIS; THENCE SOUTH 61 DE-
GREES 45 MINUTES WEST 196.6 FEET TO
THE OLD CORNER (2 1/2 INCH PIPE) AT
NORMAL WATERS EDGE OF LAKE FRANCIS;
THENCE TRUE NORTH 257 FEET TO A POINT
ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF THE ROAD; THENCE
NORTH 59 DEGREES 15 MINUTES EAST 167
1/2 FEET TO POINT OF BEGINNING, ALL LY-
ING AND BEING IN THE NORTHEAST QUAR-
TER OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SEC-
TION 15, TOWNSHIP 36 SOUTH, RANGE 29
EAST, HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, LESS
AND EXCEPT ROAD RIGHT-OF-WAY.
A/K/A 484 LAKE FRANCIS ROAD, LAKE
PLACID, FL 33852
, Any person claiming an interest in the sur-
plus from the sale, If any, other than the
property owner as of the date of the Lis Pen-
dens must file a claim within sixty (60) days
after the sale.


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 28-2008-CA-000918
CITIBANK, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR
CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF STRUCTURED
ASSET MORTGAGE INVESTMENTS II TRUST
2007-AR6, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH
CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-AR6,
Plaintiff,
vs.
LAURA MAPPE, et. al.,
Defendants.
RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an
Order or Final Judgment entered in Case No.
28-2008-CA-000918 of the Circuit Court of
the 10TH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGH-
LANDS County, Florida, wherein, CITIBANK,
N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR CERTIFICATEHOLD-
ERS OF STRUCTURED ASSET MORTGAGE IN-
VESTMENTS II TRUST 2007-AR6, MORT-
GAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SER-
IES 2007-AR6, Plaintiff, and, LAURA MAPPE,
et. al., are Defendants, I will sell to the highest
bidder for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN
THE BASEMENT AT COURTHOUSE, 430 COM-
MERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FL 33870, Flori-
da, at the hour of 11:00 a.m., on the 7th day
of July, 2009, the following described proper-
ty:
LOT 26, BLOCK 270, SUN 'N LAKE ES-
TATES OF SEBRING UNIT 13, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 9, PAGE 71, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
Any person claiming an interest in the sur-
plus from the sale, If any, other than the prop-
erty owner as of the date of the date of the lise perindens
must file a claim within 60 days after the sale.
DATED this 12th day of June, 2009.
ROBERT W. GERMAINE
Clerk Circuit Court
By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
Deputy Clerk
June 19, 26, 2009
THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 28-2008-CA-000779
TAYLOR, BEAN AND WHITAKER
MORTGAGE CORPORATION,
Plaintiff,
vs.
JOSHUA T. STRUSZ, et al,
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an
Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated
June 16, 2009 and entered in Case No. 28-
2008-CA-000779 of the Circuit Court of the
TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS
County, Florida wherein TAYLOR, BEAN AND
WHITAKER MORTGAGE CORPORATION, is
the Plaintiff, and JOSHUA T. STRUSZ; VANES-
SA L. STRUSZ; are the Defendants, I will sell
to the highest and best bidder for cash at JU-
RY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF
THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE,
430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE at 11:00
AM, on the 14th day of July, 2009, the follow-
ing described property as set forth In said Fi-
nal Judgment:
LOT 447, SEBRING HILLS, ACCORDING
TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 2, OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A 213 SWALLOW AVENUE, SEBRING,
FL 33872
Any person claiming an interest in the sur-
plus from the sale, if any, other than the
property owner as of the date of the Lis Pen-
dens must file a claim within sixty (60) days
after the sale.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this
Court on June17, 2009.
ROBERT W. GERMAINE, CLERK
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
Deputy Clerk
Florida Default Law Group, P.L.
P.O. Box 25018
Tampa, Florida 33622-5018
F08052327 TAYLOR-SPECFHLMC-R-ejayska
**See Americans with Disabilities Act
In accordance with the Americans Disabilities
Act, persons with disabilities needing a special
accommodation to participate in this proceed-
ing should contact the Individual or agency
Sending the notice at Echevarria & Associates,
P.A., P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, FL 33622-5018,
telephone (813) 251-4766, not later than sev-
en (7) days prior to the proceeding. If hearing
impaired, (TODD) 1-800-955-8771, or voice (V)
1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay Service.
June 19, 26, 2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 2009-458-GCS
CITIFINANCIAL EQUITY SERVICES, INC.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
DEBBIE L. MARASIGAN; THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF DEBBIE L MARASIGAN;
BAYANI H. MARASIGAN; THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF BAYANI H. MARASIGAN;
IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANTSS, IF
REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE
RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS,
LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER
PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER

PROVIDIAN; ALL AMERICAN FINANCIAL
ASSOCIATES INC.; SEBRING RIDGE
PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION INC;
WHETHER DISSOLVED OR PRESENTLY
EXISTING, TOGETHER WITH ANY GRANTEES,
ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, OR
TRUSTEES OF SAID DEFENDANTS) AND ALL
OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH,
UNDER, OR AGAINST DEFENDANTSS;
UNKNOWN TENANT #1;
UNKNOWN TENANT #2;
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a
Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure en-
tered in the above-styled cause, in the Circuit
Court of Highlands County, Florida, I will sell
the property situate in Highlands County, Flor-
ida, described as:
Lot 842, SEBRING RIDGE SUBDIVISION,
SECTION D, according to the plat theredf, as
recorded in Plat Book 8, Page 14, of the Pub-
lic Records of Highlands County, Florida.
A/K/A
4918/4920 Salmon Drive
Sebring, FL 33870
at public sale; to the highest and best bid-
der, for cash, In the Jury Assembly Room in
the basement of the Highlands County Court-
house located at 430 South Commerce Ave-
nue, Sebring, Florida at 11:00 AM, on July 7,
2009.
DATED THIS 9TH DAY OF JUNE, 2009.


ARE NOT REQUIRED TO HAVE A LAWYER OR
ANY OTHER REPRESENTATION AND YOU DO
NOT HAVE TO ASSIGN YOUR RIGHTS TO
ANYONE ELSE IN ORDER FOR YOU TO CLAIM
ANY MONEY TO WHICH YOU ARE ENTITLED.
PLEASE CHECK WITH THE CLERK OF THE
COURT, HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE,
430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING,
FLORIDA, WITHIN TEN (10) DAYS AFTER THE
SALE TO SEE IF THERE IS ADDITIONAL MON-
EY FROM THE FORECLOSURE SALE THAT
THE CLERK HAS IN THE REGISTRY OF THE
COURT.
Dated at Sebring, Highlands County, Flori-
da this 12th day of May 2009.
ROBERT W. GERMAINE
CLERK OF THE COURT
BY: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
Deputy Clerk
KENNETH M. JONES
Moody, Jones, Ingino &
Morehead, PA.
1333 S. University Drive, #201
Plantation, FL 33324
(954) 473-6605
June 26; July 3,2009


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June 19, 26, 2009




IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. GC-08-1518
GARY L. RAPP and KATHLEEN G. RAPP
Plaintiff,
Vs.
JULIO VARELA and LUCIANO ISLA and
LYDIA M. ISLA
Defendants.
- NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANT TO F.S. CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS GIVEN that pursuant to a Final
Judgment of Foreclosure dated June 15,
2009, in the above-styled cause, I will sell to
the highest and best bidder for cash in the ju-
ry assembly room in the basement of the
Highlands County Court, Sebring, Florida, at
11:00 a.m. on the 17th day of July, 2009, the
following described property:
Lot 9, MOON RANCH ESTATES, according
to the map or Plat Book 16, Pge 76, of the
Public Records of Highlands County, RFlorida.
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 PENDEND, MUST FILE
A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
Dated this 18th day of June, 2009.
BOB GERMAINE
Clerk of Courts
By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
Deputy Clerk
June 26; July 3, 2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 2009-451-GCS
HSBC MORTGAGE SERVICES, INC.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
CLARI ALFONSO A/K/A CARl ALFONSO; THE
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF CLARI ALFONSO
AK/A CARl ALFONSO; RICHARD VENEGAS;
THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF RICHARD
VENEGAS; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAIp DEFENDANTSS,
IF REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE
RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS,
LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER
PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER
OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANTSS;
UNKNOWN TENANT #1;
UNKNOWN TENANT #2;
Defendantss.
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a
Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure en-
tered In the above-styled cause, in the Circuit
Court of Highlands County, Florida, I will sell
the property situate In Highlands County, Flor-
ida, described as:
Lot 7, Block V, SPRING LAKE VILLAGE V,
according to the plat thereof, as recorded In
Plat Book 10, Page 23, of the Public Records
of Highlands County, Florida.
A/K/A
6925 Parkwood Street
Sebring, FL 3387Q
at public sale, to the highest and best bid-
der, for cash, In the Jury Assembly Room In
the basement of the Highlands County Court-
house located at 430 South Commerce Ave-
nue, Sebring, Florida at 11:00 AM, on July 7,
2009.
DATED THIS 9TH DAY OF JUNE, 2009.
. Any person claiming an interest In the
surplus from the sale, If any, other than the
property owner as of the date of the lis pen-
dens, must file a claim within 60 days after
the sale.
Witness, my hand and seal of this
court on the 9th day of June, 2009.
Clerk of the Circuit Court
ROBERT W. GERMAINE, CLERK
By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
Deputy Clerk
Law Offices of Daniel C. Consuegra
9204 King Palm Drive
Tampa, FL 33619-1328
Attorneys for Plaintiff
In accordance with the American with Disabili-
ties Act of 1990, persons needing a special
accommodation to participate lit this proceed-
ing should contact the ASA Coordinator no
later than seven (7) days prior to the proceed-
ings. If hearing impaired, please call (800)
955-9771 (TDD) or (800) 955-8770 (voice),
via Florida Relay Service.
June 19, 26, 2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 08-1514-GOS
DIVISION: Civil Division
TIBTY INC., A Florida Corporation
Plaintiff
V.
ALFRED ESPINOZA, JR, AND LEAH A.
ESPINOZA, His Wife, AND TIKI
FINANCIAL SERVICES, INC.
Defendants
NOTICE OF SALE
*PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an
Order of Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
11th May, 2009, and entered in Case No. 08-
1514-GCS of the Circuit Court In and for
HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein TIBTY
INC., A Florida Corporation Is the Plaintiff, and
ALFRED ESPINOZA, JR. AND LEAH A. ESPI-
NOZA, His Wife, AND TIKI FINANCIAL SERV-
ICES, INC. is the Defendant. I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for cash in Jury As-
sembly Room of the Highlands County Court-
house, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebr-
ing, Florida at 11 o'clock A.M. on the 14th day
of July, 2009 the following described property
as set forth in said Order or Final Judgment,
to wit:
Lot 18, Block 56, SUN 'N LAKES ESTATES
OF SEBRING UNIT 5, according to the plat
thereof as recorded in Plat Book 9, Page 51 of
the public records of Highlands County, Flori-
da.
NOTICE
IF THIS PROPERTY IS SOLD AT PUBLIC AUC-
TION, THERE MAY BE ADDITIONAL MONEY
FROM THE SALE AFTER PAYMENT OF PER-
SONS WHO ARE ENTITLED TO BE PAID
FROM THE SALE PROCEEDS PURSUANT TO
THIS FINAL JUDGMENT.
IF YOU ARE A SUBORDINATE LEINHOLDER
CLAIMING A RIGHT TO FUNDS REMAINING
AFTER THE SALE, YOU MUST FILE A CLAIM
WITH THE CLERK NO LATER THAN 60 DAYS
AFTER THE SALE. IF YOU FAIL TO FILE A
CLAIM, YOU WILL NOT BE ENTITLED TO ANY
REMAINING FUNDS.
IF YOU ARE THE PROPERTY OWNER, YOU
MAY CLAIM THESE FUNDS YOURSELF. YOU


WOODS' N IRONS PHASE II OWNERS
ASSOCIATION, INC., A DISSOLVED
CORPORATION, and any unknown heirs,
devisees, grantees, creditors, and other
unknown persons or unknown spouses
claiming by, through and under any of the
above-named Defendants,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE is hereby given that the under-
signed Clerk of the Circuit Court of Highlands
County, Flbrida, will on the 7th day of July,
2009, at 11:00 o'clock A.M. in the Jury As-
sembly Room in the basement of the High-
lands County Courthouse located at 430
South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida,
offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the
highest and best bidder for cash, the follow-
ing-described property situate in Highlands
County, Florida:
Lot 22 Block 258 of SUN 'N LAKE ES-
TATES OF SEBRING, UNIT 16, according to
the Plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 10,


Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale, if any, other than the
property owner as of the date of the lis pen-
dens, must file a claim within 60 days after
the sale.
Witness, my hand and seal of this
court on the 9th day of June, 2009.
Clerk of the Circuit Court
ROBERT W. GERMAINE, CLERK
By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
Deputy Clerk
Law Offices of Daniel C. Consuegra
9204 King Palm Drive
Tampa, FL 33619-1328
Attorneys for Plaintiff
In accordance with the American with Disabili-
ties Act of 1990, persons needing a special
accommodation to participate in this proceed-
ing should contact the ASA Coordinator no
later than seven (7) days prior to the proceed-
ings. If hearing impaired, please call (800)
955-9771 (TDD) or (800) 955-8770 (voice),
via Florida Relay Service.


WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this
Court on June 11, 2009.
ROBERT W. GERMAINE, CLERK
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
Deputy Clerk
Florida Default Law Group, P.L.
P.O. Box 25018
Tampa, Florida 33622-5018
F08037655 NMNC-CONV-R-khartmaier
**See Americans with Disabilities Act
In accordance with the Americans Disabilities
Act, persons with disabilities needing a special
accommodation to participate in this proceed-
ing should contact the individual or agency
sending the notice at Echevarria & Associates,
P.A., P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, FL 33622-5018,
telephone (813) 251-4766, not later than sev-
en (7) days prior to the proceeding. If hearing
impaired, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771, or voice (V)
1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay Service.
June 19, 26, 2009










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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case No.: 09-911GCS
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF
HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
600 South Commerce Avenue
Sebring, FL 33870
Complainant,
vs.
CERTAIN LANDS UPON WHICH
SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS
ARE DELINQUENT,
Defendant
NOTICE
To all persons and corporations interested in or having any lien or claim upon any of the lands
described herein:
You are hereby notified that the BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,
FLORIDA, has filed its bill of complaint in the above named court to foreclose delinquent special
assessment liens with interest and penalties, upon the parcels of land set forth in the following
schedule, the aggregate amount of such special assessment liens, interest and penalties, against
respective said parcels of land, as set forth in said bill of complaint, being set opposite such
parcels in the following schedule, to wit:
DESCRIPTION OF LANDS AMOUNT OF SPECIAL
ASSESSMENT PLUS INTEREST
THROUGH JULY 31, 2009
PARCEL 1: $5,049.71
TRACT 12, RUSHLO UNRECORDED SUBDIVISION, MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS
FOLLOWS; COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF THE
SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 3, TOWNSHIP 35 SOUTH,
RANGE 29 EAST, HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE RUN SOUTH 87*33'00" WEST FOR A
.DISTANCE OF 60.73 FEET TO A POINT ON THE WEST RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF STATE ROAD 17
SOUTH; THENCE RUN NORTH 0=25'16" EAST ALONG SAID WEST RIGHT OF WAY LINE FOR A
DISTANCE OF 661.13 FEET TO A POINT ON THE NORTH LINE OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF
THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 3; THENCE SOUTH
87-51'00" WEST ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHEAST
QUARTER OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER FOR A DISTANCE OF 139.93 FEET; THENCE RUN
SOUTH 0-25'16" WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 293.39 FEET FOR POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE
CONTINUE SOUTH 00-25'16" WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 75.00 FEET; THENCE SOUTH
87-18'14" WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF-140.00 FEET; THENCE NORTH- 0-25'16" EAST FOR A
DISTANCE OF 75.00 FEET; THENCE NORTH 87-18'14" EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 140.00 FEET TO
POINT OF BEGINNING.
PARCEL # C-03-35-29-050-0000-0120
AKA: 3800 Rushlo Street, Sebring, Florida
PARCEL 2: $ 3,575.41
LOT 14, SUNVIEW ACRES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK
12, PAGE 15, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
PARCEL #: C-03-35-29-060-0000-0120
AKA: 3512 Paradise Drive, Sebring, Florida
FKA: 3612 Paradise Drive,;Sebring; Flibi'da ---- --- -
PARCEL 3: $7,552.93
LOTS 1 AND 2, BLOCK 6, LUCAS LAKE ESTATES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 55, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
PARCEL #: C-21-34-29-080-0060-0010
AKA: 1526 Lucas Drive, Sebring, Florida
PARCEL4: $613.80
LOT 10, BLOCK 9, SYLVAN SHORES ESTATES SECTION A, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF
AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 81,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS. OF HIGHLANDS, COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
PARCEL #: C-29-36-30-010-0090-0100'
AKA: 1727 Citadel St, Lake Placid, Florida
PARCEL5: $3,468.75
LOT 38, LINCOLN HEIGHTS, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK
4, PAGE 42, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
PARCEL #: C-21-34-29-060-0000-0380 ',
AKA: 4527 Weeping Willow Ave, Sebring, Florida
PARCEL 6: $3,048.74
LOT 3, HILLSIDE LAKE ANNEX, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 11, PAGE 13, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
PARCEL #: C 03-36-29-150-0000-0030
AKA: 117 Hill Court, Sebring, Florida
PARCEL 7: $1,442.90
LOT 6, BLOCK 4, JONESVILLE SUBDIVISION UNRECORDED, BEING A PART OF THE NORTHEAST
QUARTER OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 3,
TOWNSHIP 35 SOUTH, RANGE 29 EAST, HIGHLANDS.COUNTY, FLORIDA.
PARCEL #: C-03-35-29-010-0040-0060
AKA: 3641 Bethune Rd, Sebring, Florida
PARCEL 8: . $4,527.55
BEGIN AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 27,
TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH, RANGE 28 EAST; THENCE EAST ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID
QUARTER SECTION A DISTANCE OF 810, FEET; THENCE SOUTH 1069 FEET TO POINT OF
BEGINNING; THENCE EAST A DISTANCE OF 110 FEET; THENCE NORTH A DISTANCE OF 50 FEET;
THENCE WEST A DISTANCE OF 110 FEET; THENCE SOUTH A DISTANCE OF 50 FEET TO POINT OF
BEGINNING.
PARCEL #: C-27-33-28-150-0000-0850
AKA: 1447 S. Alabama Ave, Avon Park, Florida
PARCEL 9:- $3,982.36
LOT 22, RUSHLO UNRECORDED SUBDIVISION, MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS
FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF THE
SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 3, TOWNSHIP 35 SOUTH,
RANGE 29 EAST; THENCE RUN SOUTH 87-33'00" WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 60.73 FEET TO A
POINT ON THE WEST RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF STATE ROAD 17 SOUTH; THENCE RUN NORTH
0-25'16" EAST ALONG SAID WEST RIGHT OF WAY LINE FOR A DISTANCE OF 661.13 FEET TO A
POINT ON THE NORTH LINE OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF
THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 3; THENCE SOUTH 87-51'00" WEST ALONG THE
NORTH LINE OF SAID SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF THE
NORTHEAST QUARTER FOR A DISTANCE OF 329.86 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 0o25'16" WEST FOR
A DISTANCE OF 370.20 FEET FOR POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE SOUTH 0=25'16"
WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 75.00 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 87-18'14" WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF
140.00 FEET; THENCE NORTH 0=25'16" EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 75.00 FEET; THEN NORTH
87-18'14" EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 140.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, HIGHLANDS
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
PARCEL #: C-03-35-29-050-0000-0220
AKA: 3801 Rushlo' St, Sebring, Florida
PARCEL 10: $5,394.92
LOT 69, LINCOLN HEIGHTS, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK
4, PAGE 42, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
PARCEL #: C-21-34-29-060-0000-0690
AKA: 4804 High Ave, Sebring, Florida
PARCEL 11: $5,365.44
LOT 22, BARRON'S SUN'N LAKES ESTATES ACRES, SECTION 27, A PORTION OF TRACT 8,
BLOCK 6, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 24, OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS
THE NORTH 70 FEET OF THE SOUTH 280 FEET OF THE EAST 138.50 FEET OF THE WEST 277 FEET
OF TRACT 8.
PARCEL # C-22-37-30-520-0060-0220
AKA: 57 Glades Dr, Lake Placid, Florida
PARCEL 12: ' $11,241.25
LOTS 4 AND 5, BLOCK 24, THIRD ADDITION TO HIGHWAY PARK, ACCORDING TO PLAT
THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 8, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PARCEL #: C-07-37-30-050-0240-0040
AKA: 109 Washington St, Lake Placid, Florida
PARCEL 13: $7,594.52
LOT 7, SUNVIEW ACRES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 12,
PAGE 18, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
PARCEL #: C-03-35-29-060-0000-0070
AKA: 3611 Paradise Dr, Sebring, Florida .- -- . . _. .. ...
PARCEL 14: - $6,403.02
LOT 1, BLOCK 11, SUN'N LAKES ESTATES ACRES SECTION 27, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 24, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS
COUNTY, FLORIDA. -
PARCEL #: C-22-37-30-500-0110-0010 -
AKA: 351 Highlands Blvd, Lake Placid, Florida
PARCEL 15: $ 2,956.20
LOT 29, LINCOLN HEIGHTS, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK
4, PAGE 42, OF THE PUBL-IRflECORDS OFHIGHIANDS COUNTY; FLORIDA. ---- -.. ...
PARCEL i: C-21-34-29-060-0000-0290
AKA: 4512 Weeping Willow Ave, Sebring, Florida
PARCEL 16: $8,159.60
LOT 1, BLOCK 7, HIGHWAY PARK, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 3, PAGE 93, TOGETHER WITH HALF OF ADJOINING ROAD AS CLOSED PER RESOLUTION
RECORDED IN 0. R. BOOK 528, PAGE 12,. OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
PARCEL #: C-07-37-30-020-0070-001O
AKA: 123 Vision Street, Lake Placid, Florida
PARCEL 17: $7,648.69


LOT 3, BLOCK 14, SECOND ADDITION HIGHWAY PARK SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 31, PAGE 130, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
PARCEL #: C-07-37-30-040-0140-0030
AKA: 157 E A:Smith Avenue, Lake Placid, Florida
PARCEL 18: $6,352.92
LOT 1, BLOCK 24, THIRD ADDITION TO HIGHWAY PARK, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 8, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
PARCEL #: C-07-37-30-050-0240-0010
AKA: 130 Crestmore Drive, Lake Placid, Florida
PARCEL 19: $8,000.66
BEGINNING AT A POINT 410 FEET SOUTH AND 205 FEET EAST OF THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF
THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 27, TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH, RANGE 28 EAST; THENCE
RUNNING SOUTH 90 FEET; THENCE EAST 40 FEET; THENCE NORTH 90 FEET; THENCE WEST 40
FEET TO POINT OF BEGINNING.
PARCEL #: C-27-33-28-150-0000-0250
AKA: 309 Gale Street, Lake Placid, Florida
FKA: 447 W 5th Street, Lake Placid, Florida


News-Sun * Friday, June 26, 2009
In addition to the amounts set opposite each parcel of land in the foregoing schedule, interest and
penalties, as provided by law, on such delinquent special assessments, together with a
proportionate part of the costs and expenses of this suit, are sought to be enforced and foreclosed
in this suit.
You are hereby notified to appear and make your defenses to said bill of complaint on or before the
31st day of July, 2009, and if you fail to do so on or before said date the bill will be taken as
confessed by you and you will be barred from thereafter contesting said suit, and said respective
parcels of land will be sold by decree of said court for nonpayment of said assessment liens and
interest and penalties thereon and the costs of this suit.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the official seal of said court, this
23rd day of June, 2009.
Robert W. Germaine, Clerk of Court
By: Toni Kopp
Deputy Clerk


Legals
1050 +,
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No. PC 08-357
* Division Probate
IN RE: ESTATE OF
THERON W. DAVIS
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of THER-
ON W. DAVIS, deceased, whose date of death
was May 23, 2008, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which is Clerk of the
Court, Highlands County Courthouse, 530
South Commerce Avenue. The names and ad-
dresses of the personal representative and the
personal representative's attorney are set
forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other per-
sons having claims or demands against dece-
dent'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 oth-
er 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 DECE-
DENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this notice is
.June 26, 2009.
Personal Representative:,
David Gillespie
447 W. Hillside Drive
Reynolds, Indiana 47980-8116
Attorney for Personal Representative:
John K. McClure
Attorney for David Gillespie
Florida Bar No. 286958
McClure & Lobozzo
211 S. Ridgewood Dr.
Sebring, FL 33870
Telephone: (863) 402-1888
Fhx: (863) 402-2436
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pets OK, smoking OK, $375/mo., 1st, last, +
security. Please call 954-854-1938.

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School/Fred Wild Elementary. Washer/dryer
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Laundry Facilities, $365/mo.
100 E. Main St.
863-453-8598
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Pets OK, 3106 Medical Way. (863) 446-1822
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large rooms, fresh paint & tile floors.
Call Gary Johnson
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2 & 3 Bedroom Apts. Monthly rent
beginning at $519 plus utilities. Applicants
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receiving minimum annual gross income
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LIVE AT quiet Dinner Lake Villas at 2800 St.
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1/1 completely furnished $475. Large 1/1 un-
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SEBRING
2BR,1BA,1CG
3437 Sparta Circle,
$650/mo + $600 sec.
Call Steve, 863-385-3101.
SEBRING - 2BR 1 BA home, Lake Josephine
Heights, ideal for retiree, like new
condition, fenced yard, $550 mo.
104 Leona Drive, 863-465-4328
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lake view, W/D, oversized kitchen, Lg. Master,
very nice, excellent neighbors, quiet, $975
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SEBRING - 3BR 1BA 1CG with extra lot,
120x100 fenced, 1 block from hospital and
Walmart, close to SFCC, $900 month,
863-458-0551

SEBRING - American Properties. We have
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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 - CUTE 2BR. 1BA near
Fireman's Field. Carport, screened patio,
large back yard.....GREAT LOCATION!
$650/mo., lease opton, security required.
863-446-1861
SEBRING: 3BA, 2BA, Pool Home;
2BR, 2BA, 2CG split-plan, large yard.
$690-890 Plus utilities. Lawn service
included, MOVE IN READY!
Call 863-458-0867 or 863-382-1080.
SEBRING: LAKE JOSEPHINE HEIGHTS
LARGE 4BR. 2BA. family room, dining
room, new tile floors, large yard.
$7 00/mo. 1 st and last. 863-446-1861

6 6 Business & Offices
600 VFor Rent
Downtown Sebring -1 Month Free Rentll
Limited time offer! Office space as low as
$199/mo. plus tax. Single & double room
suites. A/C, electric included. Full sized
elevator, access to conference room. Low
cost DSL available. 863-385-1705
www.halnzcenter.com

6750 Commercial Rental
DOWNTOWN SEBRING huge retail bay, 2,400
sq. ft., $995/mo., separate utilities, 12 ft.. ceil-
ings, office and storage included, 25 ft. front-
age near Dee's Place and Kids Museum, 863-
385-1705


7030 Estate Sales
PICADILLY LA. ANTIQUES, Estate Sale Prices!
Monday-Saturday, 10am-?, Lake Brentwood
Plaza just N. of Stryker Rd.
in Avon Park, 863-452-0859

7180 " Furniture


TANGLEWOOD - MUST SELL!
Furniture & household items, 36" TV,
Dining Room & Living Room Sets, Dishes
& Glassware. Most new & never used.
Best offer gets deal. 863-382-6514.
WEST COAST FURNITURE
now accepting quality
consignment items.
CALL 863-382-7666

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


7300 Miscellaneous
ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE from Home.
*Medical, *Business, *Paralegal,
*Computers, *Criminal Justice. Job
placement assistance. Computer available.
Financial Aid if qualified.
Call 800-510-0784
www.CenturaOnline.Com


7310 BargainBuys
14 INCH Sears electric chain saw, $10, 863-
314-8923
14' LONG boat trailer, Shoriander, 6'x4" wide,
good condition, $200, 863-840-3608
16 INCH Chicago Slider Compound Saw, $75,
863-314-8923
1998 HONDA 300 4-trax, electric start, re-
verse, shaft driven, plastics are good, runs
strong, $500, 863-840-3608
2 WEDDING dresses, new, never worn, $100
sz. 10; $50 sz. medium, Call 863-382-2239
4 TON central AC unit, motor replaced 2 yrs.
ago, unit cools only, no heat, from mobile
home, $400, 863-655-0881
AUDIO BOOKS, most on cassette, some CD's,
romance, western, comedy, horror, every-
thing! $4 to $8 ea. 863-441-0218
BIKES - Girls 20", 2 available, good condition,
$25 for both, 863-873-3801


BONE CHINA 9" lacy white dish with hand-
painted flowers & trimmed with gold edge,
$20, 863-382-3212


7310 Bargain Buys
CELL PHONE CHARGER for car, $10, 863-
314-2050
COFFEE TABLE - dark wood w/tile top, 52" x
22", good condition, $30 obo, 863-873-3801
COUCH, $20, good condition; occasional
chair, $20, wig - blonde, $70, call 863-385-
2334
CURIO CABINET, 72" high, 18" wide, 11"
deep, light inside, cabinet on bottom opens,
$125, 863-441-0218


DALLAS DVD'S Season 1,2, 3, and 4 and 4
still new in pack. Been on shelf for a while.
Asking $60 for all, 863-840-2639


DASH MAT for a 2008 Chevy Aveo, excellent
condition, gray color, $35, 863-465-3690
DIGITAL TV CONVERTER BOX, Magnavox,
used 3 months, $35, 863-214-8462


DIRT DEVIL upright vac, bagless w/powered
hand tool, like new, very nice, $25, 863-402-
2285


DVD RECORDER, never used, $40, use area
code 863-215-5426
GENERATOR, Homelite, 4300 watts, cost
$500 new, sell for $250 obo, Hurricane Sea-
son is Here! 863-699-0193
INVERSION TABLE - $75, 863-314-8923
JEWELRY - various styles - $60, 863-214-
1965 .4
KIDS WOOD bed with desk, $300,863-385-
5338
LENOX CHINA Jewels Collection, 7" diving
dolphin, $20, 863-382-3212
MIRROR - 27x41", antique type, good condi-
tion, $40, 863-873-3801
OLEG CASSINI 2-piece halter wedding dress,
new with tags, size 14, $500, 863-41-4670


POLISHED ALUMINUM tool box for full-size
truck. Great condition, opens from driver or
passenger side, Dual locks. $200, 835-3045


RACK FOR hanging bicycles in garage, $10,
863-314-8923
RAMPS FOR car - truck - motorcycle, $62,
863-214-1965
RECLINER CHAIR - very nice. 863-214-1965
RIMS/TIRES (Mustang) P 255-60R15, P205-
65R 15, two of each kind, $25, 863-402-8284
SADDLE BAGS for motorcycle, $28, 863-214-
1965
SWING, OUTDOOR adult, heavy duty with free
standing support, 863-873-3801
TILE/WOOD FLOOR cleaner, Hoover, excellent
condition, $55, 863-402-8284
TV STAND - Holds a 36 inch TV, $15, 863-
664-0229
TWO 12" kicker comp CVR's, dual voice, coil
w/grills, ex. cond, $100 ea. or both for $175,
863-840-3608
TWO 1200.1 kicker amps, great condition,
$200 each, 863-840-3608
VGA COLOR Computer Monitor with key-
board, $25, 863-664-0229
WALL UNIT for TV, NEW! Locking bottom
doors! $65. 863-214-1965
WALTHAM Quartz Chime Wall Clock, $40,
863-664-0229
WATER JUG, large, $10, 863-314-8923
WORK TABLE - Folding w/1" top, metal legs,
$25, 863-873-3801

7-320 Garage & Yard Sales
AVON PARK - 2524 N. Mohawk Dr. E., Sat.
June 27, 7am-?, window AC, generator, mini-
refrig., baby items, women & children's
clothes, kid stuff, too much to'list!
AVON PARK - 2750 N. Lancaster Rd., Sat-
Sun, June 27 & 28, 7am-?, MOVING SALE!
ESTATE SALE washer/dryer, dressers, pic-
tures, hold, tools, books, clothes, too much
to list! Great Sale!
AVON PARK Huge 2 family yard sale!If 3104
N. Bowden Rd., Fri-Sat-Sun June 26, 27, 28,
8am-3pm, Everything from kids clothes to
toys to furniture, etc. Something for everyone


SEBRING - 310 Vanwall Terrace, off of Thun-
derbird Road, Sat, June 27, 8am-2pm, 2
Family Sale! Great stuff and great prices!t No
early birds.


SEBRING - MOVING SALE - 4325 Nassau Dr.,
Lake Sebring area, Sat., June 27th, 7:30 am -
? Leather sectional w/chairs, piano, beds,
sdxsd refrigerator/freezer & MORE!
SEBRING - MOVING SALE SUN 'N LAKE
3924 Vilabella Dr., Sat, June 27th, 7 am -
1 pm. Furn, household, clothes, toys, books.
LOTS OF MISC.!
SEBRING 3411 Austin St. (Sebring Country
Est), Sat. ONLY, 8 am - 1 pm. Toys, kids
clothes, baby crib, household items, race col-
lectibles, & MORE!


7400 Lwn& Garden
HUSQVARNA LAWN TRACTOR, KOHLER
ENGINE, 46" blade, 28 hp, like new, $995,
863-382-2239


7520 &Suppes
GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPPIES
all white AKC, micro chips, all shots, health
certs. Beautiful, home raised. $1,000 each.
FANTASTIC! MUST SEE!
941-322-0318


8000
Recreation


8050 Boats &otors

1991 REGAL 17 ft. inboard/outboard, 135 hp
good condition, asking $3,200 OBO
Please call 863-245-8576


9450 Automotive fr Sae


HIGHLANDS COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE


The Computer Technician responsibilities include
maintaining a large 24 hour a day network and mobile
computer operation.

* High school diploma or G.E.D
* Two years experience documented with networked
PC systems.
* Dell certification or ability to attain within 6 months of
hire.
* Certification Preferences: Cisco CCNA Certificate,
CompTia A+ Certificate, CompTia Network+
Certificate, Microsoft Certifications

Benefits for this position include State of Florida Retirement,
HealthlDental/Life Insurance, paid vacation and sick leave.
A Pre-Employment Application may be downloaded from
our webaele at www.hlahlandeherff.ora and returned to:
434 Femleaf Avenue. Sebring FL 33870 or call (863) 402-7218
Drug Free Workplace/E.O.EJA.D.E.AJVeterans Preference
BACKGROUND CHECKS WILL BE CONDUCTED


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News-Sun * Friday, June 26, 2009


ACCU -


Five-Day forecast for Highlands County


TODAY





A thunderstorm In the
afternoon


SATURDAY





A couple of aftemoon
thunderstorms


High 92/Low 71 High 92/Low 76
Winds: WSW at 6-12 mph. Winds: WSW at 6-12 mph.

ReiIonal forecast


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: ' 92/71



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S90173 92/71

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SUNDAY





Some sun with
thunderstorms
possible
High 93/Low 75
Winds: W at 8-16 mph.


Shown Is today's
weather. Temperatures
are today's highs and
tonight's lows


Regional summary: Times of clouds and sun today with a shower or
thunderstorm around during the afternoon A thunderstorm this evening. A
couple of showers and a thunderstorm tomorrow afternoon. Sunday: chance
for a couple ot showers and thunderstorms.



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Today
City HI Lo W
Oaytona Beach 90 73 1
FI Laud &Bh 91 75 I
Fort Myers . 88 74 t
Gainreslle 92 72 I
Homesfe3a AFB 88 74 1
jadsormlle 92 73. pc
KeyWest 88 79 t
Miami' 93 75 1
Orlando 92 74 1
Pensacola 94 76 I
Sarasota 91 76 t
Tallahass6a 92 72 7
Tampa 9! 77 t
W. Palm Bch 92 73 t


Tomorrow
HI Lo W
93 74 I
89 75
91 74 1
92 75
87 75 1
96 76 v
88 79 1
89 75 I
93 3 I,
94 77 I
88 77 I
96 74 t
9"0 78 I
89 74 t


Sunday
HI Lo W
93 76 I
92 77 I
90 76 t
91 7S t
87 74 1
9-1 75 c
89 79 1
93 77 t
92 75, I
91 76 pc
88 78 t
93 74 c
90 78 1
92 75 t


City
Albuquerque
Atlanta
Barimore
Birmingharm
Boston
Cdriotte
Cheyenne
Cnicago
Cesveand
Columbus
Dallas
Denrer
Detroit
Hamsburg


Today
Hi Lo W
91 68 pc
96 72 I1
90 66
96 73 s5
8064
92 68 I
78 53 3
90 63 s
82 60 s
87 66 pc
10(' 79 s
65 57 I
486 64 s
88 62 1


MONDAY





An afternoon
thunderstorm in spots

High 93/Low 76


TUESDAY





Thunderstorms
possible in the
afternoon
High 90WLow 75


Winds. WSW at 8-16 mph. Winds. SW at 8-16 mph.

Heat index '
For 3 p.m. today
Relative humidity ...:............... 58%
Expected air temperature ....... 88�
Makes it feel like .....;. ............. 95�


Weather History
New York City was hit by a blizzard
in March 1888. By June 26. howev-
er, the city had its 14th consecutive
day with average temperatures
above 80 degrees.


Fai M ...r . L..
A shower or thunderstorm -0
this afternoon. Winds
west-southwest 6-12 mph. Expect
3-6 hours-of sunshine with a 70%
chance of precipitation and average
humidity 65%


0i your address i ruse numnier I ends in
�. .0 or I, watei only on Monday
* .2 or 3. water only on Tuesday
*. 4 or 5. water only on Wednesday
* 6 or 7. water only on Thursday
. 8 or 9', water only on Fiday
and locations WiThout a
discernible address


For today
9arn. 1i am 1pm 3pm 5pm
1 5 9 9 5
The higherthe UV index number, the greater
the need for eye and skinprotection.
0-2, Low; 3-5, Moderate; 6-7, High;
8-10, Very High; 11+ Extreme


www.newssun.com

Forecasts and graphics provided by
AccuWeather, Inc. �2009

AccuWeather.com


National Forecast for June 26 -

Shown are noon positions of weather systems and precipitation. Temperature bands are
highs for the day. Forecast high and low temperatures are given for selected cities.


69/50
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Showers

T-storm

Rain

Flurries

Snow

Ice


FRONTS
SCold

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d.& Stationary


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National summary: Exceedingly hot and humid weather will continue across the central and southern Plains
today. Triple-digit heat will stretch as far east as Mississippi and as far north as Kansas. Temperatures in the mid-
to upper 90s will stretch into the Southeast as well. A front sweeping across the Northeast and the mid-Atlantic will
spark some showers and thunderstorms. Spotty, but strong, afternoon thunderstorms will occur across the Dakotas
and Nebraska as a vigorous low pressure system moves into the northern Plains.
SSun. |i l qon . . A ... . .L-.-., .


Today


Sunrise ... 6:36 a.m .
Sunset ..... 822 p m.
Moonrise 10:47 a.m.
Moonset.. 11:43 p.m.


Saturday Sunrise . 6 36 a m
Sunset ... 8:22 pm
Moonrise 11 49 a m
Moonset none







First Full Last New
June 29 July 7 July 15 July 21


Temperature
(Readings at Archbold Biological Station
in Lake Placid)
High Tuesday ...................... 99
Low Tuesday .......................... 73
High Wednesday ............ ... 92
Low Wednesday .................. 69
High Thursday .............. ..... 92
Low Thursday ......... . 68
Precipitation
Tuesday ........... . ..0.09"
Wednesday ................... 1.15"
Thursday ........ ................ 0.00"
Month to date .................. 4.27"
Year to date .................... 12.86"
Barometer
Tuesday ........................... 29.68
Wednesday ...................... 29.75


Thursday . . .. ...... .. .. 29.84
Tides
(Readings at St. Petersburg)
High .............. ......... 7:05 a.m.
Low ....................- 12:02 a.m.
High ............ 5:01 p.m.
Low ........................ . 0:31 a.m .
(Readings at Palm Beach)
High ........... .... .... 12:00 a.m.
Low ... ...... .... 5:55 a.m
High ....... ............... 12:22 p.m,
Low .. .......... .. ......... 6:18 p.m .
Lake Levels
Lake Jackson .............. 78.36'
Lake Okeechobee ........... 12.03'
Normal ............. .......... 14.51'


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Tomorrow
HI Lo W
91 67 1
91 74 pe
56 66 s
94 74 pc
79 62 1
92 70 s
76 SJ 5
67 65 p.-c
83 62 pc
89 67 pC
10? 76 a
83 5C I
86 65 pC
85 62 s


Sunday
Hi Lo W
89 66 I
90 78pc
84 66 c
92 71 pc
71 62 c
90 70 pc
3 54
77 63 s
78 60 a
82 81 c
98 76 pc
87 58 p,
83 60c
81 62 c


City
Honolulu
Houston
Inda napoli.
Ja l..sonvlle
Kansas Cty
Lexinglon
Ill.i Rold
Lb Angel...a
Louisvlle
Memphis
Minneapuls
Nasnville
New Orleans


Today
Hi1 Lo W
88 74 s
100 78 s
90 68 pc
92 73 pc.
96 76 pc
88 67 I
101 76 F,
79 62 pa
92 73 t
98 ,7 s
P3 75 I
E9 70 p,;.
94 71 t
94 76 s


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Tomorrow
Hi Lo W
88 74 p
67 78 S
90 67 .
96 76 1
94 67 ?
89 71 s
101 78 6
82 64 pc
94 69 ,s
99 75 po
39 75 I
80 63 1
96 73 s
94 78 po


Sunday
HI Lo W
88 75 s
97 77 S
83 61 pc
94 75 c
88 65 pc
82 62 c
94 10 pc
84 64 -
86 66 c
92 73 pc
93 77 I
e0 61
92 66 pc
95 77 s


Today Tomorrow Sunday
City HI Lo W Hi Lo W Hi Lo W
New YorkCity 86 69 1 85 70 po 83 68 c
Norfolk 95 74 1 8e. 71 s 90 73 roc
OHli ama City',) '5 10?2 2 -: 93 69 I
Philadelphia 90 7'0 1 8E 68 s 85 ,6 pc
Phoenix 107 64 pc 108 84 pc 106 85 pc
Pltrtburgh 86 58 pc 84 62 pc 76 60 c
Pcrliana 76 60 1i 76 di I i68 ac
R2aiegr, ,4 70 I 9.2 69 s "3 70 pc
Rochester 80 61 pc 82 59 pc 70 58 c
SI LouIS 95 74 pc 93 73 pa 8B68 pc
San Frarnoc,;o7 7' 5;5 Bi 57 s 74 .5 S
.saIle 69 50 pc '.' 5S pc 70 51 p.-
Tampa 91 77 t1 90 78 I 90 78
Washington DC92 70 1 88 69 s 86 68 c


city
Acapulco
Bedlin
Calgary
Dublin
Edmonic.no
FreE p.:;'
Geneva
Hong Kong
Jerusalem
Kiev


Today
Hi LoW
91 79 c
78 El I
67 43 s
68 55 Sh
67 44 -
16 7" i
73 80 t
91 83 pc
84 61 s
90 63 sh


'City
London
MoNhhtral
Nice
Ottawa
R.coI:, p lanero
Sydney
Toronto
Vancouver
Winnipeg


Today
HI Lo W
77 55 t
75 E'3 I
80 668s
8062t

61 50 c.
80 61 e
68 54 pc
83 64 t


Weather (W): s-sunny, pc-partly cloudy, c-cloudy,
sh-showers, t-thunderstorms, r-rain, sf-snow flurries,
sn-snow, I-ice.


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Friday, June 26, 2009


News-Sun


Thunderstruck


News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE
Sebring struck with a vengeance Wednesday in completing the rain-delayed District 8 Ozone championship with a 14-8 win.


Booming bats carry

Sebring to District 8 title


By DAN HOEHNE
daniel.hoehne@newssun.com
LAKE PLACID - What
began with some thunder,
was, delayed by thunder,
lightning and rain became
complete Wednesday evening
as. thunder roared under blue
skies in Sebring's 14-8 win
for the Dixie Ozone District'
8 championship.
Layton Thomas had begun
the crashing with a
solo home run in the Sebi
lirst inning Tuesday
night, giving
Okeechobee the early
lead. 'Cho
But li'l Blue Streak
Luis Martinez struck
back with a blast to
center in the top of
the second to even things up.,
From there, both Jonathan
Struck and Elijah Finney kept
things quiet on the mound,
retiring the sides in order
through the fourth inning.
It was then that the literal
thunder struck 'as a vast bank
of black clouds brought with
it a brilliant lightning show
and a downpour of rain.
In all, it had taken 45 min-
utes to play the first four
innings before the game was
postponed until Wednesday
night.


di


The final two innings
would take more than one
hour.
Ten-run innings have a
way of taking some time to
complete.
"With the way the pitching
was Tuesday, I was trying to
think of ways to create runs,"
Sebring head coach Israel
Gomez said. "But after
Jordan (Baker) batted, I just
let them play."
ng: This was the outset
of the continuation of'
I play with Alex Forde
having earned a walk
ee, to end things Tuesday
night and resumed his
spot on first base
Wednesday with Baker
at the plate.
Within moments, Baker
deposited a Finney offering
over the center-field fence
for a two-run shot that put
Sebring in the lead and got
the offense moving like the
rolling thunder of the night
before.
Easton Davis drew a walk
but was erased on a fielder's
choice before Martinez
walked to put him on behind
Struck.
Three consecutive singles
Continued on page 4B
Continued on page 4B


News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE
Jordan Baker provided the thunder Wednesday night, hitting two, two-run home runs in
the fifth inning to spark Sebring to a 14-8 win in the Dixie Ozone District 8 championship.


- ... --


Former Panther helps Tigers


MCT photo
Former SECC standout Ryan Raburn hit a two-run, pinch-
hit home run Tuesday night to give Detroit a 5-4 win over
the Cubs Tuesday night.


FWC part of nationwide 'Operation Dry Water'


MyFWC.com
"More than 20 percent of
fatal boating accidents are a
result of alcohol use," said
Capt. Richard Moore, the
Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission's
(FWC) boating law adminis-
trator. "The FWC and our
marine law enforcement
partners are making every
effort to bring this number
down and save lives."
The FWC, along with the
U.S. Coast Guard and state
and local law enforcement
agencies, are participating
this weekend in "Operation
Dry 'Water" - a national,
coordinated effort aimed at
reducing boating under the
influence (BUI) and the
number of alcohol-related
accidents and fatalities.
"Anticipate increased
patrols," Moore said. "We
also will be educating the
public about other aspects of
safe boating, which include
not only operating a vessel
sober, but having all the
required safety equipment


and wearing a life jacket all
of the time while on the
water."
In addition to Moore's
position with the FWC, he is
president of the National
Association of State Boating
Law Administrators (NAS-
BLA) - a nonprofit organi-
zation that works to develop
public policy for recreation-
al boating safety.
NASBLA represents the
recreational boating authori-
ties of all 50 states and U.S.
territories and is the coordi-
nating entity for Operation
Dry Water.
Forty-five states and terri-
tories are participating in
the weekend event.
"If you're caught boating
under the influence, you
may be fined and jailed,
your boat may seized, and
you could lose your boating
privileges," Moore said.
"But mostly, you are risking
your life, the lives of your
passengers and the lives of
other persons out on the


'We want to

keep friends and
family healthy
and happy on the
water.'

RICHARD MOORE
FWC boating law
administrator
water."
Boating under the influ-
ence includes not only the
effects of drinking alcohol,
but also the effects that
drugs, prescribed and other-
wise, may cause.
Being under the influence
of alcohol or drugs impairs a
boat operator's vision and
reaction time.
Sun, wind, fatigue and
other conditions can intensi-
fy the effects alcohol or
drugs have on-a boater.
Intoxicated boaters are
susceptible to injuries or
falling overboard due to


impaired coordination and
balance.
Boaters can expect to see
an increased law enforce-
ment presence on coastal
and .inland waters this week-
end, but Moore warns
boaters can expect to see
more law enforcement on
the water throughout the
busy summer season.
"We are setting the tone
for the summer. We want
everyone to have a great
time, and we want to keep
friends and family healthy
and happy on the water,"
Moore said. "A boating
fatality, especially when the
accident is attributed to
BUI, not only takes a life,
but it destroys those left
behind who have lost a
loved one. And most people
do not want to live with the
guilt of carelessly taking a
life."
For more information on
boating safety, visit
MyFWC.com/Safety and
click on "Boating ."


And Another
Thing...
Dan Hoehne

Hoehne 5:

Don't Fehr

the Cavs
So Donald.Fehr is
stepping down from his
position as head of the
Major League Baseball
Players Union.
Pronounced somewhat
like fear, which is what
he certainly instilled in
anyone who tried doing
anything that would even
remotely affect those he
represented.
Well, everyone short of
the U.S. Congress.
He was good at his
job, great in fact, when
you consider that during
his tenure, beginning in
198J., players average
salaries have risen 600-
percent and he staved off
testing for steroids for 13
years.
Put on the banned list
in baseball in 1991,
steroids, for all we knew,
were just starting to
creep into the game.
Yet somehow, through
negotiations, baseball
couldn't implement an
actually plan for testing
for that portion of the
banned list.
That was something
that commissioner Bud
Selig was trying to get in
place, but something he
was forced to save for
future negotiations in
'95, considering all the
other issues that had to
be agreed upon to get
baseball up and running
again after the strike and
cancellation of the '94
World Series.
Think about that,
steroids were illegal and
on the banned substance
list, and yet the players
union handcuffed the
league from doing any-
thing in regards to test-
ing, and therefore,
enforcing it.
There is a lot of blame
to go around for what we
now see as the 'steroid
era,' but you have to
think that a whole boat-
load of it can be placed
Continued on page 4B


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News-Sun * Friday, June 26, 2009


THE SCOREBOARD


AMERICAN LEAGUE
East Division
W L Pct GB
Boston 44 27 .620 -
New York 39 32 .549 5
Toronto 40 33 .548 5
Tampa Bay 38 35 .521 7
Baltimore 32 39 .451 12
Central Division
W L Pct GB
Detroit 40 31 .563 -
Minnesota 36 37 .493 5
Chicago 34 37 .479 6
Kansas City 31 39 .443 8Y
Cleveland 30 43 .411 11
West Division
W L Pct GB
Los Angeles 38 32 .543 -
Texas 38 '32 .543 -
Seattle 36 35 .507 2Y2
Oakland 31 40 .437 7X2
Wednesday's Games
Boston 6, Washington 4
Detroit 5, Chicago Cubs 3
Pittsburgh 10, Cleveland 6
Toronto 8, Cincinnati 2
Tampa Bay 7, Philadelphia 1
Florida 5, Baltimore 2
N.Y. Yankees 8, Atlanta 4
Kansas City 4, Houston 3, 11 innings
Milwaukee 4, Minnesota 3
Chicago White Sox 10, L.A. Dodgers 7.
Texas 2, Arizona 1
L.A. Angels 11, Colorado 3
San Francisco 6, Oakland 3
Seattle 4, San Diego 3
Thursday's Games
Chicago Cubs at Detroit, late
Kansas City at Houston, late
L.A. Dodgers at Chicago White Sox, late
Minnesota at Milwaukee, late
San Diego at Seattle, late
Boston at Washington, late
Cleveland at Pittsburgh, late
Cincinnati at Toronto, late
Philadelphia at Tampa Bay, late
Baltimore at Florida, late
N.Y. Yankees at Atlanta, late
Texas at Arizona, .late
' Friday's Games
Chicago Cubs at Chicago White Sox,
4:05 p.m.
Cincinnati at Cleveland, 7:05 p.m.
Kansas City at Pittsburgh, 7:05 p.m.
Washington at Baltimore, 7:05 p.m.
Philadelphia at.Toronto, 7:07 p.m.
N.Y. Yankees at N.Y. Mets, 7:10 p.m.
Boston at Atlanta, 7:35 p.m.
Florida at Tampa Bay, 7:38 p.m.
Detroit at Houston, 8:05 p.m.
San Diego at Texas, 8:05 p.m.
Minnesota at St. Louis, 8:15 p.m.
L.A. Angels at Arizona, 9:40 p.m.
Colorado atOakland, 10:05 p.m.
Seattle at L.A. Dodgers, 10:10 p.m.
LEAGUE LEADERS
BATTING-ISuzuki, Seattle, .361;
MiCabrera, Detroit, .332; Figgins, Los
Angeles, .330; Rolen, Toronto, .330;
VMartinez, Cleveland, .324; Mprneau,
Minnesota, .316; ACabrera, Cleveland,
.316.
RUNS-Scutaro, Toronto, 57; CPena,
Tampa Bay, 55; Damon, New York, 54;
Figgins, Los Angeles, 53; BRoberts,
Baltimore, 53; Pedroia, Boston, 52;
Crawford, Tampa Bay, 50; Morneau,
Minnesota, 50. �
RBI-Bay, Boston, 69; Longoria,
Tampa Bay, 61; Morneau, Minnesota,
57; Teixeira, New York, 57; TorHunter,
Los Angeles, 54; VMartinez, Cleveland,
53; Lind, Toronto, 52; CPena, Tampa
Bay, 52.
HITS-ISuzuki, Seattle, 100; AHill,
Toronto, 97; Crawford, Tampa Bay, 90;
VMartinez, Cleveland, 90; Figgins, Los
Angeles, 89; Cano, New York, 87;
Morneau, Minnesota, 87; Scutaro,
Toronto, 87.
DOUBLES-BRoberts, Baltimore, 25;
Longoria, Tampa Bay, 24; Lind,
Toronto, 23; Byrd, Texas, 22; MYoung,
Texas, 22; Scutaro, Toronto, 21.
TRIPLES-DeJesus, Kansas City, 6;
Crisp, Kansas City, 5; Cuddyer,
Minnesota, 5; Andrus, Texas, 4;
Bloomquist, Kansas City, 4; Figgins,
Los Angeles, 4; Zobrist, Tampa Bay, 4.
HOME RUNS-CPena, Tampa Bay, 22;
Teixeira, New York, 20; Bay, Boston, 19;
Branyan, Seattle, 18; NCruz, Texas, 18;
Kinsler, Texas, 18; Granderson, Detroit,
17; Inge, Detroit, 17.
STOLEN BASES-Crawford, Tampa
Bay, 37; Ellsbury, Boston, 30; BUpton,
Tampa Bay, 26; iggis, Los Angeles,
23; BAbreu, Los Angeles, 16; Gardner,
New York, 16; Jeter, New York, 16.
PITCHING -Halladay, Toronto, '10-1;
Slowey, Minnesota, 10-2; Greinke,
Kansas City, 9-3; Wakefield, Boston, 9-
3; Beckett, Boston, 8-3; Verlander,
Detroit, 8-3; Porcello, Detroit, 8-4.
STRIKEOUTS-Verlander, Detroit, 118;
Greinke, Kansas City, 111; Lester,
Boston, 106; FHernandez, Seattle, 98;
Beckett, Boston, 88; Halladay, Toronto,
88; Garza, Tampa Bay, 85.
SAVES-Fuentes, Los Angeles, 20;
Jenks, Chicago, 18; Papelbon, Boston,
17; MaRivera, New York, 16; Nathan,
Minnesota, 16; Aardsma, Seattle, 15;
Rodney, Detroit, 15; Sherrill, Baltimore,
15.
NATIONAL LEAGUE
East Division


W L Pct GB
Philadelphia 37 32 .536 -
New York 36 34.514 1%
Florida 37 .36 .507 2
Atlanta 34 37 .479 4
Washington 20 49 .290 17
Central Division
W L Pet GB
St. Louis 40 33 .548 -
Milwaukee 38 33 .535 1
Chicago 34 34 .500 3V
Cincinnati 34 36 .486 4Y2
Houston . 32 37 .464 6
Pittsburgh 32 39 .451 7
West Division
W L Pet GB
Los Angeles 47 25 .653 -
San Francisco 39 32.549 7Y2
Colorado 37 35 .514 10
San Diego 31 39 .443 15
Arizona 30 42 .417 17
Wednesday's Games
Boston 6, Washington 4 -
Detroit 5, Chicago Cubs 3
Pittsburgh 10, Cleveland 6
Toronto 8, Cincinnati 2
Tampa Bay 7, Philadelphia 1
Florida 5, Baltimore 2
N.Y. Yankees 8, Atlanta 4
N:Y. Mets 11, St. Louis 0
Kansas City 4, Houston 3, 11 innings
Milwaukee 4, Minnesota 3
Chicago White Sox 10, L.A. Dodgers 7


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AUTO RACING
SATURDAY
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BOXING
FRIDAY
10 p.m. Daniel Jacobs vs. George Walton...... ESPN2
SATURDAY
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PGA - Travelers Championship ........ CBS
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PGA Nationwide - Players Cup........ GOLF


MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL
FRIDAY
4 p.m. , Chicago Cubs at Chicago White Sox ..... WGN
SATURDAY
4 p.m. Regional - Boston at Atlanta, Chi. Cubs at Chi.
White Sox or L.A. Angels at Arizona ..... FOX


TENNIS
FRIDAY
3 p.m. Wimbledon, Day 5 ................ ESPN2
SATURDAY
3 p.m: Wimbledon, Third Round ............. NBC


TRACK AND FIELD
FRIDAY
8 p.m. AT&T U.S. Outdoor Championships .... ESPN
SATURDAY
7:30 p.m. AT&T U.S. Outdoor Championships .... ESPN
Times, games, channels all subject to change


Texas 2, Arizona 1
L.A. Angels 11, Colorado 3
San Francisco 6, Oakland 3
Seattle 4, San Diego 3
Thursday's Games
Chicago Cubs at Detroit, late
St. Louis at N.Y. Mets, late
Kansas City at Houston, late
L.A. Dodgers at Chicago White Sox, late
Minnesota at Milwaukee, late
San Diego at Seattle, late
Boston at Washington, late
Cleveland at Pittsburgh, late
Cincinnati at Toronto, late
Philadelphia at Tampa Bay, late
Baltimore at Florida, late
N.Y. Yankees at Atlanta, late
Texas at Arizona, late
Friday's Games
Chicago Cubs at Chicago White Sox,
4:05 p.m.
Cincinnati at Cleveland, 7:05 p.m.
Kansas City at Pittsburgh, 7:05 p.m.
Washington at Baltimore, 7:05 p.m.
Philadelphia at Toronto, 7:07 p.m.
N.Y. Yankees at N.Y. Mets, 7:10 p.m.
Boston at Atlanta, 7:35 p.m.
Florida at Tampa Bay, 7:38 p.m.
Detroit at Houston, 8:05 p.m.
San Diego at Texas, 8:05 p.m.
San Francisco at Milwaukee, 8:05 p.m.
Minnesota at St. Louis, 8:15 p.m.
L.A. Angels at Arizona, 9:40 p.m.
Colorado at Oakland, 10:05 p.m.
Seattle at L.A. Dodgers, 10:10 p.m.
LEAGUE LEADERS
BATTING-DWright, New York, .356;
Hawpe, Colorado, .338; CGuzman,
Washington, .337; Beltran, New York,
.336; Sandoval, San Francisco, .335;
Tejada, Houston, .332; HaRamirez,
Florida, .330.
RUNS-Pujols, St. Louis, 57; Braun,
Milwaukee, 52; Ibanez, Philadelphia, 51;
Utley, Philadelphia, 50; AdGonzalez, San
Diego, 48; Victorino, Philadelphia, 48;
Hudson, Los Angeles, 47; Werth,
Philadelphia, 47; DWright, New York,
47; Zimmerman, Washington, 47.
RBI-Pujols, St. Louis, 70; Fielder,
Milwaukee, 67; Ibanez, Philadelphia, 59;
Howard, Philadelphia, 55; Hawpe,
Colorado, 53; Braun, Milwaukee, 50;
Dunn, Washington, 50.
HITS-Tejada, Houston, 94; DWright,
New York, 93; Hudson, Los Angeles,
88; FSanchez, Pittsburgh, 88;
HaRamlrez, Florida, 86; Victorino,
Philadelphia, 85; Zimmerman,
Washington, 84.
DOUBLES-Hawpe, Colorado, 24;
Tejada, Houston, 24; FSanchez,
Pittsburgh, 23; Hudson, Los Angeles,
.22; HaRamirez, Florida, 22; Sandoval,
San Francisco, 22; DWright, New York,
22.
TRIPLES-Bourn, Houston, 5;
McCutchen, Pittsburgh, 5; Morgan,
Pittsburgh, 5; GParra, Arizona, 5;
Victorino, Philadelphia, 5; Four tied with
4.
HOME RUNS-Pujols, St. Louis, 26;
AdGonzalez, San Diego, 24; Ibanez,
Philadelphia, 22; Howard, Philadelphia,
20; Reynolds, Arizona, 19; Dunn,
Washington, 18; Bruce, Cincinnati, 17;
Fielder, Milwaukee, 17.
STOLEN BASES-Bourn, Houston, 24;
DWright, New York, 19; Kemp, Los
Angeles, 18; Morgan, Pittsburgh, 18;
Pierre, Los Angeles, 17; Taveras,
Cincinnati, 14; Bonifaclo, Florida, 13;
Fowler, Colorado, 13; Reynolds,
Arizona, 13.
PITCHING -Cain, San Francisco, 9-1;
Billingsley, Los Angeles, 9-3; Marquis,
Colorado, 9-5; Wainwright, St. Louis, 8-
4; Duke, Pittsburgh, 8-5; JSantana, New


York, 8-5; Arroyo, Cincinnati, 8-6.
STRIKEOUTS-Lincecum, San
Francisco, 124; JVazquez, Atlanta, 117;
Haren, Arizona, 104; JSantana, New
York, 97; Billingsley, Los Angeles, 96;
Gallardo, Milwaukee, 93.
SAVES-Bell, San Diego, 20; BWilson,
San Francisco, 20; FrRodriguez, New
York, 19; Broxton, Los Angeles, 18;
Franklin, St. Louis, 17; Cordero,
Cincinnati, 17; Hoffman, Milwaukee, 17.


EASTERN CONFERENCE
W L T PtsGF GA
D.C. 5 3 8 23 25 24
Toronto FC '6 5 4 2221 22
Chicago 5 3 6 21 21 19
Kansas City 5 5 4 19 19 17
Columbus 4 3 7 19 20 20
New England 4 4 4 16 15 20
NewYork 2 11 4 10 14 27
WESTERN CONFERENCE
W L T'PtsGF GA
Houston 8 2 4 28 20 9
Chivas USA 8 4 3 27 19 12
Seattle 5 3 7 22 21 15
Colorado ' 5 2 6 21 21 15
Real Salt Lake 4 6 4 16 19 17
Los Angeles 2 3 9 15 16 18
FC Dallas 3 7 5 14 18 24
San Jose 3 8 3 12 17 27
NOTE: Three points for victory, one
point for tie. ' '

Wednesday's Games
Toronto FC 2, New York 0
Colorado 1, FC Dallas 1, tie
Saturday's Games
New York at Columbus, 7:30 p.m.
Toronto FC at Real Salt Lake, 9:30 .p.m.
Sunday's Games
Colorado at Seattle FC, 4 p.m.
Houston at Los Angeles, 10 p.m.
Friday, July 3
San Jose at Real Salt Lake, 10 p.m.
Saturday, July 4
D.C. United at Columbus, 7 p.m.
Chicago at Colorado, 9 p.m.
Houston at Kansas City, 9 p.m.'
New York at FC Dallas, 9 p.m.
New England at Los Angeles, 11 p.m.


EASTERN CONFERENCE
W L Pct GB
Washington 4 1 .800 -
Indiana 4 2 .667 I
Chicago 4 3 .571 1
Connecticut 3 ,3 .500 1%2
Atlanta 3 4 .429 2
New York 2 4 .333 2Y2
Detroit 1 4 .200 3
WESTERN CONFERENCE'
W L Pct GB
Seattle 5 2 .714 -
Minnesota 5 3 .625 Y2
Phoenix 5 3 .625 Y2
San Antonio 2 3 .400 2
Los Angeles 2 4 .333 2Y2
Sacramento 1 5 .167 3Y2.
Tuesday's Games
Chicago 99, Atlanta 98, OT
San Antonio 91, Phoenix 87
Minnesota 69, New York 57
Wednesday's Game
No games scheduled
Thursday's Games
Phoenix at Washington, late
Friday's Games
Detroit at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m.
Indiana at New York, 7:30 p.m.
Sacramento at San Antonio, 8 p.m.
Los Angeles at Seattle, 10 p.m.


SPORTS SNAPSHOTS


Firemen Memorial Golf
SEBRING - Sebring Firemen, Inc.
announced the 10th annual Sebring
Firemen Memorial Golf Classic will take
place Saturday, Aug. 8 at the Sun 'N
Lake Golf and Country Club.
Hosted by AXA Advisors, LLC and
Home Depot, the tournament will be a
four-person scramble at a cost of $75 per
player.
Entry fee includes a mulligan, lunch,
range balls and other gifts.
Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m.
with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. and the
tournament, will make use of both Sun 'N
Lake courses.
Prizes and a silent auction will feature
autographed memorabilia from the likes
of Tim Tebow, Percy Harvin, Urban
Meyer, Bobby Bowden, Gary Player, Phil
Mickelson and Tiger Woods.
Last year's Classic generated almost
$25,000 and was distributed to youth
athletics in the greater Sebring area as
the tournament has grown into one of the
' largest one-day events in central Florida.
There will be a mixer Friday, Aug. 7 /
featuring music, bar and a heavy' helping
of hors d'oeuvres.
Registration forms can be picked u'p at
local clubs or you can call Barbara at
382-2255 or Tommy Lovett at 382-5100.
Tommy can also be contacted regard-
ing business sponsorships ($500 includes
free team foursome).
Sebring Firemen, Inc has one goal, to
better the community of tomorrow
through the youth of today.

Panther Softball Camps
AVON PARK - The Lady Panther
softball program of SFCC will be hosting
camps on two Saturdays in late summer,
Aug. 29 and Sept. 12 from 9 a.m.-Noon
both days.
The camp is open to all ages at a cost
of $25 per camper.
Activities include offensive and defen-
sive fundamentals, softball oriented
agility, base running and drills and
instruction for pitchers and catchers.
All participants also will receive camp
T-shirts.
For enrollment information, contact
SFCC head coach Carlos Falla atfal-
lac@southflorida.edu, through the col-
lege website at
www.southflorida.edu/athletics/softball,
or by calling 863-784-7038 (Softball
office), 784-7035 (athletics office), 465-
5300 (Lake Placid), 773-2252
(Wauchula), 494-7500 (Arcadia), or 453-
6661 (outside the tri-county area).

Dragon Basketball Camp
LAKE PLACID - Varsity head coach
David Veley will be leading the Green
Dragon Basketball Camp June 25-27 for
boys arid 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 basket-
ball 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, con-
tact Padrika Sheppard at 873-6315, Carla
Miller at 257-1659 or Lisa Pough at 449-
0904.

SFCC Volleyball Camp
AVON PARK - The South Florida
Lady Panthers will be holding their
annual Volleyball Camp July 27-30 for
girls from grades 6-12.


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

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

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 infor-
mation along with their check. Tee shirt
sizes can be guaranteed for pre-regis-
tered participants only.
"This year's race will feature dri-fit
Tee-shirts, plaques for overall, master
and grand master male and female win-
ners, 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 cel-
ebrate our country's birthday," said race
director Chet Brojek. Anyone with ques-
tions may call Chet at 385-4736 or email
him at cbrojek@comcast.net.

A.P. Diamond Club
AVON PARK - An annual meeting
and election of officers meeting of the
Avon Park Diamond Club has been set
for Thursday, July 2 at 7:30 p.m. in the
Avanti Company Training Room at 22 S.
Lake Ave. in Avon Park.
The Avon Park Diamond Club was
established to provide additional support
to the Red Devil high school baseball
program; to provide the players with the
finest equipment and facilities possible;
to stimulate hometown pride and to aid
in all ways possible the continuation of
the Avon Park baseball tradition.
All fans and supporters are encouraged
to attend.
For more information or any ques-
tions, call Ron Sevigny at 414-3850.


LOOKING BACK

10 YEARS AGO
June 26, 1999: Brian Bone shot a 33 on the back nine to finish off a 3-under, 69 atTheVillages of
Highlands Ridge to take top honors in the 17-18 age group of the Sertoma Junior GolfTour. Four birdies
offset Bone's lone bogey - which came on the very first hole. In girls competition, Kori Lai came in with
a career best 81 to lead the 13-15 age group.


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Highland Ridge
The ladies association played a Best
Ball event on Wednesday, June 17.
Winning first place was the team of
Georgia Trissell, Betsy Mensinger,
Becky Sweat and Marlene Mangold
with minus-27; and second place,
Donna Landers, Helen Beastrom,
Diann Jackel and Jo Johnson with
minus-22.
The ladies association played a Two
Best Ball event Monday, June 15.
Winning first place was the team of
Deb Martens,. Kathy Taulane, Judy
Hoopterp apd Mary Ann Wick with
minus-27; and second place, Bobbie
Morgan, Cynthia Moore, Fran Hooker
and Elaine Wiener .with minus-23.
Lake June West Golf Club
A scramble was played on Thursday,
June 18.
Winning first place was the team of
Tony Notaro, Joe and Joyce Swartz,
Don Boulton, Gloria Notaro and Don
Russell with 50; and second place,
Ron Hesson, John and Pat
Smithyman, Joanne McGill and Frank
Gallagher with 51.
Closest to the pin: (Ladies), No. 8,
Joanne McGill,. 11-feet-11-inches.
(Men), No., 2, Ken Colyer, 10-feet-1-
inch; and No. 4, Dick Denhart, 12-feet-
2-inches."
The men's association played a
Men's League event on Wednesday,
June 17.
Winning first place was the team of
Ron Hesson, Dick. Denhart, Dick
Reaney and Don Boulton with 39; and-
second place, Richard Loomis, Tom
Schultz, Randy Fischer, Dick Marino
and Don Russell with 40. -
Closest to the pin: No. 2, Ken Colyer,
11-feet-2-inches; No. 4, John Riley,
15-feet-4-inches; and No. 8, Tony
Notaro, 2-feet-11-inches.
Pinecrest
The Men's Association played Team


and Individual Pro-Am
Points on Wednesday,
June 24.
Steve Dubois, Larry
Lamparski and Larry
Spry teamed up to .win
with +10 points with
DuBois also winning
the A Division with +3.
Lamparski took B
Division honors with
+10 and Stan Sterling
won C Division with +2.

River Greens


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The men's associa-
tion played a Men's
Day event on Saturday,
June 20.
White Tee - First ,'
Flight - Bob Streeter
with 71; Second Flight //
- Jim Cercy with 73.
Gold Tee Flight - First
Flight - Lefty St. Pierre '
with 70.
Closest to the pin:
No. 3, Tim Thomas;
No. 5, Tim Thomas;
No. 12, Al Farrell; and
No. 17, Bob Streeter.
A morning scramble was played onr
Friday, June 19.
Winning first place was the team of
Dave and Lois Knoblauch, Jerry Lewis,
and Jack Sayre with 55.
The Friday afternoon scramble was
played June 19.
Winning first place was the team of
Clay Davis, Joanne Merkle, Al Farrell
and Dick McClay with 7-under.
The Morrison Group played a game'".
on Thursday, June 18.
Winning first place was the team of
Russ Rudd, Al Farrell, Dennis' Tondeer
and Tim Thomas with minus-24; and
second place, John Van Slooten, Jerry,
Wallace, Larry Roy ,and Jim Cercy
(draw) with minus-23.
The ladies association played a pro
am tournament on Thursday, June 18.


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Winning first place was the team ofI
Kelly Conkle, Linda Therrien and Carol
Roy with plus-31/2; and second place,
Babe McDonald, Elaine Keppler and
Karen Speaker with plus-1.
Individual winners were: First place,
Linda Therrien with plus-8 1/2; and
second place, Joyce Robbins with
plus-3., '' ,
The U.S. Open Challenge was played
on Thursday, June 18.
Winning first place were Jim Cercy'
and Vigay Singh with 136; and second
place, Al Farrell and Zach Johnson with
137; Tying for third/fourth places were
Terry Dray and Geoff Ogiley; Fred
Evans and Henrik Stenson with 139
Each.
The men's association played a pro
am tournament on Wednesday, June
17.
Winning first place was the team of


matched by Nancy Fassler, Pat Steele,
Shirly Young and Laura Rankin.
SpringLake
On Tuesday, June 16, the Men's Golf
Association played individual net,
flighted.
Dave Jaskowski won first place in.A
flight with a net 65, followed by David
Willard, second at 66.
There was a three-way tie breaker at
68; with Joe Austin finishing third, Jon
Browe.r fourth and Bob Hinde fifth.
Ed Clay won B flight with a 69, Mike
Williams came in with a 70 for sec-
ond after winning a tie breaker with
Jim Foote, in third place.
Placid Lakes
The Men's Association played a
3Best Balls on Pars 3s, 2 Best Balls on
Par 4s, 1 Best Ball on Par 5s event
Wednesday, June 24.
Jack Marceau, Taft Green, Jim
McQuigg and Chuck Fortunato came in
at -22 for first place while Al Verhage,
Jim McQuigg, Al LaMura and Bill
Lockwood were just a shot behind at -
21.
Verhage was closest to the pin on
#11 at 25-feet, 3-inches.


NATURAL GAS PRICES CONTINUE TO DROP

FOR LOCAL RESIDENCES AND BUSINESSES
For the fourth month in a row, Sebring Gas System, Inc. has
reduced the commodity cost of natural gas that will be passed
along to its customers in Sebring.
Effective with the bills rendered for gas usage in April 2009,
Sebring Gas customers will see a rate reduction for the commodity
cost of about 12% from the previous month.
Since the month of December 2008, the commodity of natural gas
has dropped over 39%. Sebring Gas makes no profit on the price of
the commodity and the reductions are passed straight to its cus-
tomers.
Jerry Melendy, General Manager of Sebring Gas System, Inc. says
that the reduction in the price of natural gas is due mostly to the
increase in inventories. Natural gas is an all American product,
coming from gas wells located in and around the Gulf of Mexico,
from Florida to Texas.
In addition to the lower natural gas prices to its customers,
Sebring Gas also offers cash incentives to all new and existing nat-
ural gas customers of Sebring Gas. The incentives are for the home-
owner to use more natural gas. The incentives are as follows:


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(REPLACE ELECTRIC WITH GAS)
Cash Allowance
Gas storage tank water heating... $525,
Gas tankless water heating....... $525
Gas heating....................$625
Gas cooking .... ... ...... ... $100
Gas clothes drying.............$100


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Cash Allowance
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Gas tankless water heating....... $450
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Gas cooking ................... $100
Gas clothes drying............. $100


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Gas storage tank water heating... $350
Gas tankless water heating....... $450
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AI Farrell, Vince Boever
and Don McDonald
with plus-13 1/2; and
second place, Doug
Byers, Joe Graf, Dan
Pelfrey and Keith
Kincer with plus-1 1/2.
Individual winners
were: Flight A - Vince
Boever with plus-10.
t breaking one Flight B - Don
breakers accu- McDonald with plus-4.
Sut. Fr 15 Flight C - Dan Pelfrey
it flante ou with plus-1 1/2. Flight
Distance bre,l D - Bob Biever with
his, VOu might plus-2.
L cancel eich The Golfettes played
start the badl a game on Tuesday,
muit nt kiorct June 16.
ak more as it Winning first place
cenano, it %ill was the team of Carole
ie right a it McClay, Pat Gower,
le and tL-30,-'
uld aim this Betty Wallace and
t of the hole. Frances Neil with
minus-16.
Conribitors. Jim The Morrison Group
a Rader Top IXN played a game on
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Winning first place
was the team of Don
McDonald, Gil Heier, Tim Thomas and
Romey Febre with minus-27; and sec-
ond place, Jim Cercy, Larry Roy, Al
Farrell and Tim Thomas with minus-
26.
The Morrison Group played a game
on Monday, June 15.
Winning first place were Tim
Thomas and Romy Febre with plus-19;
and second place, Al Farrell and Vince
'Boever with plus-12.

Sun 'N Lake
The Ladies Association played a
Pro-Am Points, Team Net event
Wednesday, June 24.
In a closely contested round, a
match of cards tie for first place was
the result as the foursome of Marilyn
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Baker has four RBI in 10-run fifth


Continued from 1B
from Brandon Ferretti, J.C.
Cobb and Connor Cook
brought in three, a sacrifice
fly of Alex Gomez' bat
brought in another and Forde
followed with a single to
bring in one more.
Baker then hit a near dupli-
cate shot to his first home
run, giving him two, two-run
taters in one . inning and
Davis followed with a solo
blast to left that put the
exclamation point on what
was now an 11-1 lead.
"I know our guys," Gomez
said. "And once Jordan hit
that first one, I knew we were
going to hit. Once they get
going, they're hard to stop."
'Chobee, however, showed


some resolve in bouncing
back with two in the bottom
of the fifth, but Sebring
answered with three in the
top of the sixth; with Cobb
and Alex Gomez getting run-
scoring knocks, to make it a
14-3 game with three outs to
go.
Those three outs would
prove a tad tricky as the pur-
ple-clad lads loaded the bases
with one out and started
bringing runs home one at a
time.
With three already in, a
chopper to short looked to at
least get a force at second,
but a hustling Brahman beat
the toss to the bag and two
more runs came in to make it
14-8 with still just one out.


The drama was then merci-
fully cut short as Cook,
Baker and Davis teamed for a
4-6-3 double play to send
Sebring to the state playoffs
as District 8 champions.
"Now it's off to
Marianna," Gomez said. "We
were runner up (at state) two
years ago with just about this
same team, and now we have
two more players..
"We're deep in pitching,"
he continued. "And our hit-
ting is coming along, now we
just have to take that next
step."
That next step starts. July
11 with a 2 p.m. contest
against the Tallahassee area,
District 5 runner up.


Shaq not necessarily the answer


Continued from 1B
at the feet of Fehr.
He was great at what he
did and kept his union mem-
bers flourishing and protect-
ed to the nth degree.
And in doing his job so
well, he tarnished the game.
A name that could be tar-
nished due to hyped up
expectations could soon be
Shaquille O'Neal, recently
traded from Phoenix to
Cleveland.
Already I'm hearing all
sorts of predictions that
teaming "Big Deisel" with
LeBron James puts the
Cavaliers on the fast track
toward an NBA title.
As big and strong a force
as O'Neal has been during
his career, keep in mind,
Shaq Daddy is 37-years old


and will be 38 before the
start of next season's play-
offs.
There are a lot of miles on
the big man and suggesting
he's a huge. upgrade over
Ben Wallace and Sasha
Pavlovic.
Well, OK, he is a big
upgrade over Wallace,.but
it's no sure thing that this
significantly improves the
team.
His mobility and spring
aren't what they were and in
some ways is a shorter,
bulkier Zydrunas Ilgauskas
without the outside shot.
Not to mention, he's a
lane clogger - I mean that in
a good way, he'd actually be
a better fit for the Bulls who
are a more perimeter orient-
ed team that has long


searched for a lane clogging
scoring presence - an area
that James himself makes
use of plenty.
But who knows, maybe
Shaq. will be extra motivated
with the move to Cleveland
to play alongside King
James.
Maybe he'll do the P90X
program over the summer,
get in tip-top shape and give
us a season of the old Shaq,
revisited.
But with things as they are
now, I don't think this move
strikes too much fear from
the Lakers, Celtics, Spurs or
Magic.

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


News-Sun photos by DAN HOEHNE
Left: Alex Gomez keeps his eye on the ball and secures this
foul pop for an out. Above: Easton Davis reaches to snare
this infield blooper as Jonathan Struck looks on. Below:
Luis Martinez is about to step on home plate, amidst his
jubilant teammates, after his home run tied things up
Tuesday night.


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RELIGION


Avon Park Church of
Christ
AVON PARK - "Dealing
with Your Challenges." (II
Corinthians 12: 9-10) will be
the message Sunday morning
presented by Minister Larry
Roberts. The Lord's Supper
is servedevery Sunday.
The Sunday evening serv-
ice will be a Bible study
from the book of Ephesians.
Vacation Bible School is
scheduled for every
Wednesday at 7 p.m. for the
summer months. There will
be Bible classes, games,
activities and snacks.
Avon Park Church of
Christ is at 200 S. Forest
Ave..Call 453-4692.

Bethan) B ftist
Church
AVON PARK - Pastor
Charles Pausley's message
Sunday is "Walking" from
Colossians 2:4-7.
On Tuesday the Young at
Heart group will meet at
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.
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on the corner of State Road
17 and C-17A South (truck
route) in Avon. Park.

Christ Lutheran
Church
AVON PARK - Pastor
Scott McLean will preach a
sermon titled "Wait Quietly."
The church is at 1320
County Road 64, east of the
Avon Park High School.
For more information, call
471-2663 or search the web
for christlutheran
avonpark.org.

Christian Science
Church
SEBRING - The lesson
sermon on Sunday morning
is titled "Christian Science."
The keynote is from Romans
10:15. "...How beautiful are
the feet of them that preach
the gospel of peace, and
bring glad tidings of good
things!"
The church is at 146 N.
Franklin St.

Christian Training
Church
SEBRING - Associate
minister Casey L. Downing
will bring the message titled
"Higher and Higher" this
week at the Sunday morning


Church News


service. The Wednesday
night Bible study will con-
tinue in the book of Romans.

Eastside Christian
Church
LAKE PLACID - This
Wednesday the kindergarten
through fifth-graders will
enjoy the summer heat with
a pool party. Guests will
leave the church at 6:30 p.m.
and return around 7:45 p.m.
All summer long the
Wednesday evening N south
will be enjoying fun atti\ i-
ties and outings such as
bowling, swimming and ice
cream trips to Scoops. For
more information about the
youth program, contact the.
church office at 465-7065.
Thursday at,11:30 a.m. is
the monthly Lunch Bunch
Outing. Guests will meet at
the No Frills Grill in Lake
Placid for lunch and fellow-
ship. If one needs a ride,
contact the church office at
465-7065.
This Sunday the pastor
will preach the second ser-
mon in his new series:
Second Guessing God - /
Hanging on When You Can't,
See.His Plan. If you have
been wondering how you are
going to make it through,,


these troubled times, come
and hear how Jesus always
makes a way when there
seems to be no way.
Eastside is at 101 Peace
Ave., on County Road 621
on the left hand side just
before the caladium fields.

Emmanuel United
Church of Christ
SEBRING - The Rev.
Jim Langdoc will deliver the
Sunday morning sermon
"Sustained By The Source."
Scripture is John 15:1-8.
The church is 1.7 miles
west of U.S. 27 on County
Road 634 (Hammock Road).
Call 471-7999 or visit
sebringemmanuelucc.com.

Faith Lutheran
Church
SEBRING - Pastor Gary
Kindle's sermon title for
Sunday morning is "New
Every Morning."

First Christian
Church
AVON PARK - "Have
you forgotten? Don't you
have a date?" No, you.
answer? What about your
date with your heavenly
father.
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.
The church Web site is
www.firstchristianap.com.

First Christian
.Church (Disciples of
Christ)
SEBRING - At the
Lord's Table this Sunday
morning will be Anna Coley
and Liz Klingerman.
Communion will be served
by David Van Diver, Peggy
Cousins, Carol Baker and
Gretchen Ames. Greeting the
congregation will be Nora
Mayworth. Betty Harcourt
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
Sunday morning message
titled "Freedom From Sin."
Scripture is from Romans
6:1-7.

First Church of the
Nazarene
AVON PARK - Chaplain
David L. Cowles will sing
and preach on the theme
"Heaven is My Home."
using John 14:1-6 on


Sunday. He will present a
Sermon in Song, "The Hope
of Heaven," in the Sunday
evening service.
Cowles directs Pacer
Ministries, including prison
ministries at the Avon Park
Correctional Institution
(www.pacerministries.com).
The church is at 707 W.
Main St. Call 453-4851.

First .Presbyterian
Church - A. R. P.
AVON PARK - On
Sunday, Pastor Bob
Johnson's sermon will be
"The Bond of Perfection"
based on Romans 14:14-23.
Special music will be pro-
vided by Bev Rudd and
Margaret Desness singing
"Amazing Grace."
At 9:30 a.m., the adult
class will meet in the
Sunday school wipg to con-
tinue the video series titled
"That the World May Know"
with the next few lessons
dealing with the ancient
church in Asia Minor.
The youth group, under
the leadership of Dave and
Rene Blackmon, will meet at
6 p.m. Thursday, July 2 for
dinner with Bible study and
activities following.
On Saturday, July 4
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Continued from page 5B
church members will meet
for a hot dog meal followed
by watching the town fire-
works.
The public is invited to
watch the July 4 fireworks
from the church lawn facing
Circle Street. Popcorn and
water will be provided.
Restroom facilities will be
available.
The church is at 215 E.
Circle St. Call 453-3242.

First Presbyterian
Church
SEBRING - "Thrive
Like an Athlete" is the title
of the Rev. Darrell A. Peer's
Sunday morning message.
Monday, home Bible study
at 9 a.m.; call for meeting
place. Session meeting at 2
p.m. Monday in the confer-
ence room.

First United
Methodist Church of
Sebring
SEBRING - The Rev.


A.C. Bryant will bring the
sermon titled "Merchandise
or Prayer" with Scripture
reading from John 2:13-25.
Saturday will be Share
program pick up from 9-10
a.m. in the Family Life
Center.
Call 385-5184.

Memorial United
Methodist Church
LAKE PLACID - The
Rev. Doug Pareti will preach
on the subject "No Deposit,
No Return" at the Union
Service, using the text of
Ephesians 4:25-5:2. Claude
Burnett, pastoral assistant,
will preach at the New Song
Contemporary Service in
Rob Reynolds Hall.
A farewell brunch honor-
ing Pastor Doug and,
Roxanne Pareti will be held
in Rob Reynolds Hall begin-
ning at 10:45 a.m. and con-
tinuing into the early after-
noon.
The church is at 500 Kent
Ave. Call 465-2422


Parkway Free Will
Baptist Church
SEBRING - The
Scripture for the Sunday
morning Bible lesson
"Finding and Giving
Protection" is taken from
Exodus 14. Pastor Jim
Scaggs will bring the mes-
sage in the Sunday morning
and evening services.
The Sunday evening serv-
ice will be the end-of-the-
month-sing and fellowship
time.

Placid Lakes Baptist
Church
LAKE PLACID - On
Sunday morning Pastor
Darryl George will preach
the sermon titled "K.J.H. -
His Glory - Called To
Crying Out!" with regards to
John 1:6-14.
There will be no Sunday
evening service.
Dinner on the grounds
will be at noon.
The church is at the corner
of Washington, and Kemper


PLACES TO WORSHIP


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


APOSTOLIC

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


ASSEMBLY OF GOD

* Christ Fellowship Church
(Assembly of God), 2935 New
Life Way. Bearing His Name;
Preaching His Doctrine; and
Awaiting His Coming. 'Worshiping
God in Spirit and in Truth." Sunday
School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship,
10 a.m.; Evening Worship, .6:30
p.m. Wednesday: Worship, 7 p.m.
Pastor Eugene Haas. Phone 471-
0924.
* Crossroads Community
Church, 114 South Central Ave.,
Avon Park, FL 33825. Phore: 453-
4453. Sunday School: 9:30 a.m.
Sunday Worship: 1.0:45 a.m. and 6
p.m. Sunday Children's Church:
10:45 a.m. Wednesday Adult Bible
SStudy 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.4
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

M Avon Park Lakes Baptist
Church, 2600 N. Highlands Blvd.,
Avon.Park, FL 33825. George Hall,
Pastor. Christ centered and bibli-
cally based. Sunday worship serv-
ices, 8:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Nursery facilities are available.
Bible studies at 9:45 a.m. Sunday
and 7 p.m. Wednesday. Prayer
Time 6 p.m. on Wednesday. Bible
classes at 9:45 a.m. are centered
for all ages. Choir practice at 5 p.m.
Sunday. Church phone: 452-6556.
* Bethany Baptist Church
(GARBC) We are located at the
corner of SR17 and C-17A (truck
route) in Avon Park. Join us
Sunday morning at 9:00 AM for cof-
fee and doughnuts, followed with
Sunday School for all ages at 9:30.
Sunday morning worship service
begins at 10:30 a.m., and evening
worship service is at 6 p.m. On
Wednesday, the Word of Life teen
ministry and the Catylist class
(20's+)-.begin at 6:30 PM. The adult
Bible and Prayer Time begins at 7
p.m. For more information go to
www.bethanybaptistap.com or call
the church office at 863-452-1136.
U 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.; Moming 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-
lowshipO tnninet.
* 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; 4:30 a.m. Sunday
School; 11 a.m. Morning Worship;
11 a.m. Children's Church; 4:30-7
p.m. Youth activities; 6 p.m. Vesper
Service. Tuesday schedule: 8-10
a.m., basic. computer
class/Sonshine House; 7-9 p.m.
conversational English, basic com-
puter and citizenship
classes/Sonshine House. Regular
Wednesday schedule: 4:45 p.m.
Family Night Supper; 6 p.m. chil-
dren's choir, rehearsals, youth
activities and prayer meeting; 6:30
p.m. adult choir rehearsal; 7 p.m.
children's mission groups.
Thursday schedule: 7-8:30 p.m.
adult reading and writing classes.
Nursery provided for all services,
except Sonshine House.
LifeGroups (Bible studies) are
offered on various days and times.
Call 453-6681 for details. The 24/7
prayer line is (863) 452-1957.
Primera Mision Bautista, 100 N.
Lake Ave., Avon Park. Johnattan
Solotero, Pastor. Regular Sunday
schedule: 10 a.m., Bible study; 11
a.m., Worship Service. Wednesday
schedule: 7 p.m., Bible study.
Friday schedule: 7 p.m., activities
for adults, youth and children.
* First Baptist Church of Lake
Josephine, 111 Lake Josephine
Drive, Sebring (just off U.S. 27 mid-
way between Sebring and Lake
Placid). Your place for family,
friends and faith. Sunday morning
worship service is 11 a.m. Nursery
is provided for both services with
Children's Church at 11 a.m. Life
changing Bible -Study for all ages
starts at 9:45 a.m. Associate Pastor
Allen Altvater leads the youth in
their quest to become more like
Christ. Sunday night worship at 6
p.m. Wednesday Bible Study and
Prayer meeting at 7 p.m. along with
youth worship in the youth facility,
and missions training for all chil-
dren. Call the church at 655-1524.
* First Baptist Church of Lake
Placid, Knowing God's Heart and
Sharing God's Hope, 119 E. Royal
Palm Street. (2 blocks south of
Interlake Blvd) Lake Placid, FL
.33852 (863) 465-3721, Email:
www.fbclp.com. Contemporary
9:00 a.m., Traditional Blended
10:45 a.m., Link Groups 9:00 a.m.
& 10:45 a..m., Sunday Evening
6:00 p.m., Wed. Evening Activities
for all 6:15 p.m.
* First Baptist Church of Lorlda
located right on U.S. 98 in Lorida.
Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m.
for all ages. Sunday worship serv-
ices are at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.
Preschool care is provided at the
11 a.m. worship service.
Wednesday evening Bible Study
and Prayer meeting is at 6:30 p.m.,
followed by adult choir rehearsal.


From September to May our youth
group meets. First Lorida is the
"Place to discover God's love."
Jonathan Booher is the Senior
Pastor. For more 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.;
Mission 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, mis-
sion-minded, King James Bible
Church. Larry Ruse, pastor. Phone
655-1899. Bus transportation.
* Leisure Lakes Baptist Church,
808 Gardenia St., Lake Placid (just
off of Miller at the west end of Lake
June) "Where the old fashion
gospel is preached." Sunday
School begins at 9:45 a.m.;
Sunday Worship service at 11 a.m.;
Sunday Evening Service is at 6
p.m. Wednesday Prayer Meeting
and Bible Study at 7 p.m. Call the
church at 699-0671 for more infor-
mation.
* Maranatha Baptist Church
(GARBC), 35 Maranatha Blvd.,
Sebring, FL 33870 (A half mile east
of Highlands Avenue on Arbuckle
Creek Road.) Sunday School, 9
a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m.;
Evening Service, 6 p.m. Mid-week
service, Wednesday, 6 p.m. Daily
Prayer and Bible Study, 8 a.m.,
Hamman Hall. Pastor Gerald
Webber and Associate Pastor Stan
Mohr. Phone 382-4301.
* Parkway Free Will Baptist
Church, 3413 Sebring Parkway,
Sebring, FL 33870. Welcome to the
church where, the "Son" always
shines. Sunday School, 10 a.m.;
Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday
Evening Worship, 6 p.m.; and
Wednesday Evening Worship, 7
p.m. End-of-the-Month-Sing at 6
p.m. on the last Sunday of each
month. The Rev. John D. Cave,
pastor. Church phone: 382-3552.
Home phone: 452-5868. Affiliated
with the National Association of,
Free Will Baptists, Nashville, Tenn.
N Sparta Road Baptist Church,
(SBC) 4400 Sparta Road. Rev.'
Winfred White, Interim pastor.
Sunday school, 9:45 a.m.; Sunday-
Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday
Evening Worship, 6 p.m.
Wednesday: Prayer/Bible Study, 7
p.m.; Choir practice, 6 p.m.
Nursery provided. For information,


call 382-0869.
* Southside Baptist Church
(GARBC), 379 S. Commerce Ave.,
Sebring. David C. Altman, Pastor;
Chuck Pausley, Youth Pastor;
'Ralph 0. Burns, Assistant to the
Pastor. Sunday School for all ages,
9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship
Service, 10:45 a.m.; Evening
Worship, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday:
Awana kindergarten through fifth
grade, 6:30 p.m.; Youth Meeting for
Teens, 6:30 p.m. Adult Midweek
Prayer and Bible Study, 7 p.m. A
nursery for under age 3 is available
at all services. Provisions for hand-
icapped and hard-of-hearing.
Office phone, 385-0752.
* Sunridge Baptist Church,
(SBC) 3704 Valerie Blvd. (U.S. 27
and Valerie, across from Florida
Hospital), Sebring. Ed Howell, tran-
sitional pastor. Sunday School,
9;30 a.m.; Sunday Morning
Worship, 10:45 a.m.; and Sunday
Evening Service, 6 p.m.
Wednesday: Prayer, Bible Study,
and Youth, 6:30 p.m.Nursery pro-
vided. For information, call 382-.
3695.


CATHOLIC

* 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. 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 Gonzalez, 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 sched-
ule.
* St. James Catholic Church,
3380 Placidview Drive, Lake
Placid, 465-3215. Father Michael
J. Cannon. Mass schedule:
Summer (May 1 to Oct. 31) -
Saturday Vigil, 4 p.m.; Sunday 8
a.m. and 9:30 a.m.; Weekdays, 9
a.m. December thru Easter -
Saturday, 4 p.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m.,
9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.; Weekdays 9
a.m.; and Holy Days 8 a.m., 9:30
a.m. and 7 p.m., first Saturday at 9
a.m.


CHRISTIAN

* Eastside Christian Church,
101 Peace Ave., Lake Placid, FL
33852 (two miles east of U.S. 27
on County Road 621), 465-7065.
Stephen Bishop, pastor. Sunday:
Bible classes, 9 a.m.; Worship
Celebration with the Lord's Supper
each week 10:15 a.m. Youth
Church with Martha Crosbie, direc-
tor at 10:40 a.m. Sophia Bishop,


secretary; Thelma Hall, organist;
and Pat Hjort, pianist. Wednesday:
Praise and Prayer, 6:30 p.m.;
"Building God's Kingdom for
Everyone." "Jesus Christ, the Way,
Truth and Life!" "Alive and Worth
the 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. CamphoY 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.
S'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

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


CHRISTIAN SCIENCE

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


CHURCH OF
BRETHREN

* Church of the Brethren, 700 S.
Pine St., Sebring, FL 33870.
Sunday: Church School, 9 a.m.;


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

CHURCH OF CHRIST

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

CHURCH OF
NAZARENE

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


CHURCHES OF
CHRIST IN
CHRISTIAN UNION

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


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avenues in Placid Lakes. For
more information, call 465-
5126 from 8 a.m. to noon
Monday through Thursday or
e-mail the church at placid-
lakes@hotmail.com.

Resurrection
Lutheran Church
AVON PARK - On the
Fourth Sunday after
Pentecost; the pastor's ser-
mon will be based on the
fifth chapter of Mark. The.
worship and Communion
assistant will be Paul
Willcox, and the lector will
be Glenda Rosendahl. On
Monday, the Busy Bodies
meet at 9 a.m. in Burke Hall
to make teddy bears for the
children in Florida Hospital.

St. John United
Methodist Church
SEBRING - Pastor
Ronald De Genaro Jr. will
bring the message, "God's
Forgiveness," with Scripture
from Psalm 130 on Sunday.


Sebring Church of
the Brethren
SEBRING - Sunday at
worship, Pastor Keith
Simmons will preach "The
First Miracle!" The Scripture
will be from Acts 3.
Sunday school led by the
Rev. Wendell Bohrer will
meet in the Garst Chapel.
They will be studying
"Servants in Ministry." They
will also be looking at I
Corinthians 4:1-13.

Southside Baptist
Church
� SEBRING - The Rev.
David Altman will bring a
message titled "Persevering
Faith" from the Faith in
Practice series in the book of
James in the morning wor-
ship service Sunday.
Children's church and a
nursery are available. The
Lord's Supper will be served
in the 6:30 p.m. service and
the pastor will speak on The
Names of Jesus.
The church is at 379 S.


Commerce Ave. Call 385-
0752 or visit www.southside
baptistsebring.com.

Spring Lake
Presbyterian Church
SEBRING - The sermon'
title for Sunday morning is
"To Whine or Not to
Whine," given by the Rev.
Joan Wells.

The Way Church
SEBRING - Pastor
Reinhold Buxbaum's mes-
sage will be "The Cross and
the Last Supper." The Lord's
Supper will be observed.
Dinner and family meeting
will follow the worship serv-
ice.
The church is at 1005 N.
Ridgewood Drive. The office
phone is 471-6140; the pas-
tor' cell phone is 381-6190.
Church information and
the pastor's messages can be
viewed at www.theway
church.org.


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News-Sun * Friday, June 26, 2009


Four new Knights

of Columbus take

their first degree

Special to the News-Sun
SEBRING - Pope John XXIII
Council of the Knights of Columbus
announces four new Knights have joined
the order. The first degree ceremony was
held June 19 at the Knights of Columbus
hall in Sebring.
The purpose of the Knights of
Columbus was explained to the new
members and each agreed to abide by the
rules of the order.
Joining the Knights were Christopher
Cloud, Joseph McClernan, Steven
Palchick and Gerard Volvo. The council
recently held a recruitment drive at St.
Catherine Church and also reinstated
two Knights who moved to Sebring from
other states.
The Knights of Columbus is a frater-
nal, family-oriented organization of
Catholic men dedicated to the principals
of charity, unity, fraternity and patriot-
ism.
They are proud of their loyalty and
faithfulness to Holy Mother Church and


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Courtesy photo
New members of Pope John XXIII
Council Knights of Columbus, after
taking their First Degree, are shown
(left to right) Joseph McClernan,
Christopher Cloud, John McLaughlin,
Grand Knight, Gerard Valvo and Steven
Palchick.

to the Holy Father, the bishops and the
clergy. The Pope John XXIII Council
has been in Sebring since 1962 and has
been supportive of many local charities
during that time.
The Knights meet at the Knights of
Columbus hall, 900 U.S. 27 North,
across from Lakeshore Mall, on the sec-
ond Tuesday of the month, at 7 p.m. The
next meeting is scheduled for July 14.
For more information, call Jack
McLaughlin, Grand Knight at 471-3295.


First Baptist needs volunteers for
'Boomerang Express'
SEBRING - Sebring First Baptist Church-
invites members to volunteer to aid teachers
and directors during this year's Vacation Bible
School, July 19-23. The evening VBS is from
5:45-8:30 p.m., with the theme "Boomerang
Express: It All Comes Back to Jesus,"' based on
the world's largest island, Australia.
Call 385-5154 to add a name as a volunteer.

Mitchum Br9thers appear at
Bethany Baptist
AVON PARK - The Mitchum Brothers will
appear at Bethany Baptist Church in Avon Park
at 6 p.m. Sunday.
Some old-fashioned Gospel singing will be
followed by some good old-fashioned fruit cob-
blers with ice cream.

Special service set for Sunday
SEBRING - St. John United Methodist
Church is holding a special Sunday evening
service in the Sanctuary at 3214 Grand Prix
Drive, Sebring (behind Walmart) at 6:30 p.m.
Sunday. A praise and worship group, testi-
monies by St. John members, special music and
hymn singing are on the agenda. An ice cream


social will follow in the fellowship hall.
Everyone is welcome.

'GPS' musical set for Placid
Temple Church of God
LAKE PLACID - Placid Temple Church of
God invites members of the public to attend the
Summer Kids Musical entitled "GPS ... God's
Plan of Salvation" at 6 p.m. Sunday. Join
Andrew and his friends as they travel on the
Holy Highway, which leads to the throne of
God.
Where is your GPS directing you? Input 51
Lake June Road, Lake Placid to find out.

Farewell brunch to honor -pastor
and wife
LAKE PLACID - A farewell brunch will be
held at Memorial United Methodist Church at
Lake Placid in Rob Reynolds Hall on Sunday,
beginning at 10:45 a.m. to honor the Rev. Doug
and Roxanne Pareti. It will be a time to share
memories, have some laughs and extend well
wishes to them, as they depart for another area
of ministry.
Pareti has been appointed by United
Methodist Church to be senior pastor of First
United Methodist Church of Naples.


PLACES To WORSHIP


EPISCOPAL

E 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/comn
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 DriveSebring, FL
33870. Sunday Services: Holy
Eucharist Rite I - 7:45 a.m., Holy
Eucharist Rite II - 10 a.m. Midweek
service on Wednesday at 6 p.m.
Sunday School for all ages at 9
a.m. The nursery is open 8:45 a.m.
until. 15 minutes after the 10 a.m.
service ends. Wednesday: Adult
Bible study, 9:30 a.m. Visitors are
always welcome. The Rev. Jim
Kurtz, rector. Church office 385-
7649, for more information.
* St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal
Church, 43.Lake June Road, Lake
Placid, FL 33852. Phone: 465-
0051. Rev. Elizabeth L. Myers,
Rector. Sunday Worship, 8 a.m.,
10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesday
evening: Holy Communion with
Healing Service, 6:15 p.m. Child
care available at the 8 a.m. and
10:30 a.m. Sunday service. Come
and join us.


GRACE BRETHREN

* Grace Brethren Church, 3626
Thunderbird Road, (863) 835-
0869. 'Dr. Randall Smith, Senior
Pastor, Rev. David Ogden,
Associate Pastor, Matt Wheelock,
Assistant to the Pastor, and Aaron
Michaud, Youth Director. "Kid City"
Children's Ministries: 9 a.m.-12
noon, First Service: 9 a.m.-10:15
a.m., Drinks, Donuts and
Fellowship: 10:15 a.m.-10:45 a.m.,
Second Service: 10:45. a.m.-12
noon. Sunday Evening Service: 6
p.m.-7 p.m., Wednesday Evening
Service: 7 p.m.-8 p.m. "Crave"
Youth. Doings, Christian Life:
Application, Bible Study 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 fur-
ther information, call the Temple
office at 382-7744.


LUTHERAN

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


activities: Youth Group, Senior
Citizens, Younger Side Adults,
Ladies Missionary League, Ladies
Guild, Small group studies as
scheduled. Music: Choir and hand
chimes. Trinity Tots Preschool (3-5
years old): 8:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Monday through Friday. License:
C14H10020: Susan Norris, direc-
tor. Visit us online at: www.ychurch-
es.com/trinitylutheran/p.


NON-DENOMINATIONAL

* Bible Fellowship Church, 3750
Hammock Road, Sebring, FL
33872. Sunday: First Worship serv-
ice and Sunday school, 9 a.m.;
Second- Worship service - and
Sunday school, 10:45 a.m. A nurs-
ery is provided for children up to 2
years old. Evening: Junior and
Senior Youth, 6 p.m. and evening
service, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday:
Youth, 5-8 p.m. Children (3 years to
fifth grade), 5:50-7:30 p.m. Adult
classes, 6:30 p.m.; Prayer time,
6:30 p.m.' Dr. Eugene Bengtson,
pastor; Todd Patterson, associate
pastor. Church office 385-1024.
* Calvary Church, 1825
Hammock Road, Sebring, FL
33872; 386-4900. An independent
community church. Sunday mom-
ing worship, 9:30 a.m.; Bible study,
10:45 a.m.; Sunday evening, 6 p.m.
Wednesday. Bible studies, 6:30
a.m. Pastor Lester Osbeck. A small
friendly church waiting for your
visit.
* Christian Training Ministries
Inc., on Sebring Parkway. Enter off
County Road 17 on Simpson
Avenue. Sunday service is, at 10
a.h.; Wednesday Bible study at 7
p.m. A nursery and children's
church are provided. The church is
part of Christian International
Ministries Network, a full gospel,
non-denominational ministry. Linda
M. Downing, minister: Phone, 314-
9195, Iindadowning'@hotmail com.
Casey L. Downing, associate min-
ister: Phone, 385-8171, caseydown
ing@hotmail.com. Web site is
www. chistiantrainingmlnisties.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, 8:3Q p.m,, College
Ministry. www.GBCconnected.org
* Highlands Community Church,
a casual contemporary church,
meets at 300.5 New Life Way.
Coffee at 9:30 a.m.; Worship at 10
a.m. Nursery and Kid's World
classes. Small groups meet
throughout the week. Church
phone is 402-1684; Pastor Bruce A.
Linhart.
* Union Congregational Church,
106 N. Butler Ave., Avon Park, FL
33825. Sunday worship services
are at 7:45 a.m. (informal), 9:15
a.m. (traditional) and 10:45 a.m.
(contemporary) in the main sanctu-
ary. Sunday school for all ages is at
9:15 a.m. We also offer
Wednesday and Saturday services
at 6;15 a.m. and 6 p.m., respective-
ly. Nursery/child care is available
for all services. Senior Pastor is Bill
Breylinger. Office: 453-3345. Web
page at wwwweareunion.org. All
teachings are taken from the
Manufacturer's Handbook - The
Holy Bible. Come join us.
* Unity Life Enrichment Centre,
new location, 10417 Orange
Blossom Blvd. S., Sebring, FL
33875; 471-1122; e-mail
unity@vistanet.net. Web site,
www.unityofsebring.org. 10:30 a.m.
Sunday Celebration Service,
Nursery and Children's Church.
Weekly Classes, Christian


Bookstore and Cafe, Prayer
Ministry, Life Enrichment Groups.
Rev. Andrew C. Conyer, senior
minister transforming lives from
ordinary to extraordinary.
* Visions Christian Community
Church, 105 Jim Rodgers Ave.,
Avon Park (in the historical build-
ing). Pastor is Alvin Conner.
Sunday worship, 11:15 a.m.
Wednesday - Youth Cultural Arts
Ministry, 5:30 p.m.; Youth Bible
Study, 7 p.m.; and Adult Bible
Study, 7 p.m. Holy Communion is
first Sunday of each month. Youth
ministry is fourth Sunday. Women's
Ministry is fifth Sunday. "Where
there is no vision my people'per-
ish."
i The Way Church, 1005 N.
Ridgewood Drive, Sebring. Sunday
school and worship service at 9
a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Youth activi-
ties, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. The
Way is a church family who gathers
for contemporary worship, teaching
of God's Word, prayer and fellow-
ship. Come early and stay after for
fellowship time. Child care and chil-
dren's church are provided.
Reinhold Buxbaum is pastor. The
Way - A place for you. Office
Phone:471-6140, Church Cell
Phone:381-6190. Email: theway
church@hotmailcom. Web site:
www. TheWayChurch.org


PRESBYTERIAN

* Covenant Presbyterian Church
(PCA), 4500 Sun 'N Lake Blvd.,
,Sebring, 33872-2113. . A
Congregation of the Presbyterian
Church in America. Worship servic-
es: Sunday morning worship, infor-
mal, 8 a.m.; regular, 10:30 a.m.
Sunday School, 9:15 a.m.; Sunday
evening, 6:30 p.m.; Wednesday
evening Prayer Meeting, 6 p.m.;
Youth Group and Kids Quest, 5:30-
7 p.m.; choir practice, 7:15 p.m.
Phone: 385-3234; Fax: 385-2759;
e-mail: covpres@strato.net, Web
site: www.cpcsebring.org. Rev. W.
Darrell Arnold, pastor. Office hours:
8:30-11:30 a.m. Monday through
Thursday.
* First Presbyterian Church
ARP, 215 E. Circle St., (two,
entrances on LaGrande), Avon
Park, FL 33825. Phone: 453-3242.
The Rev. "Robert Johnson is the
pastor. Fellowship time, 9 a.m,;
Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Adult
Bible Study, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday
Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Children's
Church, 10:45 a.m.; and Women's
Bible Study, 6:30 p.m. Other week-
ly activities: Wednesday Prayer,
9:30. a.m.; Pastor's Bible study,
10:30 a.m.; First Wednesday lunch,
11:30 a.m.; Circles: Second
Tuesday, 1 and 7:30 p.m. and sec-
ond Wednesday, 1 p.m.; Potluck
dinner, 6 p.m. third Wednesday;
and choir practice, 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday. Be a part of a warm,
caring church family with traditional
services, following biblical truth.
* First Presbyterian Church,
ARP, 319 Poinsettia Ave., Sebring,
FL 33870. 385-0107. Sunday
School, all ages, 9:30 a.m.;
Worship Service, 11 a.m.; Tuesday:
"KFC" Kids for Christ Youth Group,
3:15-4:15 p.m.; Senior High Youth
Group, 6:30-8:15 p.m. Wednesday:
Adult Bible Study, 10:30 a.m.; choir
rehearsal, 5:30 p.m. Nursery avail-
able for Sunday worship. Call the
church office for more information
and other classes. Rev. Darrell A.
Peer, pastor. Richard Hart, director
of youth ministry.
* First Presbyterian Church,
ARP, 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 contempo-
rary worship is at 10:45 a.m. in
Friendship Hall. A variety of Sunday
school classes for adults and chil-


dren are at 9:30 a.m. Call the
church office for more information
about the classes offered. Nursery
is provided for babies and toddlers;
while young children up to second
grade have a special Children's
Church offered during the worship
service to help them grow in their
spiritual knowledge.
* Spring Lake Presbyterian
Church. (USA), 5887 U.S. 98,
Sebring, FL 33876. Sunday School,
9 a.m.; Worship Service, 10 a.m.
Session meets at 6:30 p.m. the
second Thursday of the month,
September through June. Board of
Deacon's meet at 5:30 p.m. first
Monday of the month. Choir
rehearses at 7 p.m. each
Wednesday, September through
April. Presbyterian Women meet at
10 a.m. the third Thursday of the
month. Pastor: The Rev. Kathryn
Treadway. Organist: Richard
Wedig. Choir Director: Suzan
Wedig. Church phone, 655-0713;
e-mail, springlakepc@embarq-
mai/.com, ' Web site,
http://s/pc.presbychurch.org.


SEVENTH-DAY
ADVENTIST

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


THE CHURCH OF
LATTER DAY SAINTS

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


THE SALVATION
ARMY

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


call Captain Mary Holmes at 385-
7548, ext. 110.


UNITED METHODIST

* First United Methodist Church,
105 S. Pine St., Sebring, FL 33870.
The Rev.. A.C. Bryant, pastor.
Traditional Worship Service at
10:55 a.m. in the sanctuary,
Contemporary Worship In the FLC
at 9:40 a.m. Sunday School at 9:30
and 10:40 a.m. for all ages, Youth
Fellowship at 5:30 p.m. Sunday
with Rick Heilig, youth director.
The 10:55 a.rr. Sunday worship.
service is broadcast over WITS
1340 on AM dial. There is a nursery
available.at all services.
I First United Methodist Church,
200 South Lake AvenUe, Avon
Park, FL 33825. (863) 453-3759,
Reverend Gary Pendrak, Pastor,
Summer Schedule, Sunday School
- 9:00 a.m., Worship - 10:30 a.m.
* Memorial United Methodist
Church, 500 Kent Ave., (overlook-
ing Lake Clay) Lake Placid, FL,
33852. The Rev. Douglas S. Pareti,
senior pastor. Claude H.L. Burnett,
pastoral assistant. Sunday sched-
ule: 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 morn-
ing. We offer Christ-centered
Sunday school classes, youth pro-
grams, 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
wwwMmemonialumc.com.
* St. John United Methodist
Church, 3214 Grand Prix Drive,
Sebring, FL 33872. The Rev.
Ronald De Genaro Jr., Pastor.
Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday
Morning Worship, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m.
and 11 a.m: Life Connections
meets at 5:30 p.m. each
Wednesday in the fellowship hall
from September to May for dinner
and age appropriate studies.
Nursery provided for all services.
Phone 382-1736. www.stjohnse-
bring.org
* Spring Lake United Methodist
Church, -8170 Cozumel Lane,
(Hwy 98) Sebring. The Rev. Clyde
Weaver Jr., Pastor. Worship serv-
ice starts at 9:55 a.m. Bible Study
meets at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday.
Choir Practice at 4:00 p.m. on
Thursday. Church office phone:
655-0040.


UNITED CHURCH
OF CHRIST

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


VINEYARD

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


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News-Sun * Friday, June 26, 2009


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Unity Life Enrichment Centre will host a concert Sunday featuring the popular band, Here II Here, debuting their
new CD.

Here II Here to debut new CD in Sebring


Concert is Sunday at Unity

Life EnrichmentCentre -
Special to the News-Sun
SEBRING - On Sunday, Unity Life Enrichment Centre
will host a concert featuring the popular band, Here II
Here, debuting their new CD.
In January 2008, Here II Here was born. Formerly
known as 'Inner Voice,' this group of musicians came
together in.Miami in 2002 with a musical mission and
intention influenced and informed by planetary peace
makers, jungle spirit teachers, -alien life forms and a wide
range of musical missionaries from iconic hard rockers,
sugary pop stars and soul-drenched R&B wailers.
Over the last four years, this American-Latino band has
been perfecting their compositions as both a circle of tal-
ented musicians and a vocal harmony group, singing their
inspired songs in both English and Spanish.
Here II Here has been moving crowds to a frenzy with
its rhythmic blend of tribal pop, illuminated rock, and
soul-inspired R&B harmonies resonating with innovative-
ly inspirational .lyrics of peace, awareness, connection,
laughter, and of course - love.
Their talent and message has caught the attention of
local press who have called the Here II Here sound "mean-
ingful mainstream Pop / R&B." Industry veterans catching


the buzz throughout and beyond Miami have been clamor-
ing to be a part of the story emerging with Here II Here.
Here II Here has had the distinct privilege of sharing the
stage with some of the most highly evolved human beings
in our time, the kind of people that most top pop artists
would sacrifice one month of their top indulgence to be in
the same room with - individuals such as The State Oracle
of Tibet (Spiritual Advisor to H.H. the Dalai Lama), Rev.
Michael Beckwith (The Secret. The Moses Code), and
author Neale Donald Walsch (Conversations with God) to
name a few. HIIH has performed in a myriad of settings,
from the United Nations (NYC) to yoga studios and spiri-
tual centers, to the American Airlines Arena in Miami.
It is a new era for the band, just as a new era is dawning
throughout the world.
The resonance for change is not only being called upon
in the political arena or among many congregations of
faith, but on the street, in homes, in sound systems and ear
buds where the hunt is emerging for original music, with
substance and relevance that sounds familiar but is
absolutely new. Here II Here is both leading and riding
this wave of the emerging new music revolution.
The concert begins at 1 p.m. Sunday at the centre loca-
tion, 10417 S. Orange Blossom Blvd.. Sebring. Admission
is $10.
For information, call the centre at 471-1122, e-mail
unity@vistanet.net or visit the Web at http://www.unityof-
sebring.org.


www.newssun.corn


In my father's footsteps


Father's Day has
taken on a special
meaning for me, now
that I am a father.
My first son was
born Father's Day
weekend two years
ago. Now I have two
young boys looking
to me for provision,
protection and guid-
ance. There's very
little in this world as
meaningful and
important as having


the responsibility of being a
dad. I am grateful for the
example of'by my own father
in showing me the way I
ought to train up my own chil-
dren.
I have the privilege of
being a third generation
preacher. My dad, Thomas
Knickerbocker, pastors the
Heritage Baptist Church in
Arcadia. My grandfather,
David'Knickerbocker, has
started five churches in his
lifetime and currently lives in
Bowling Green. It is a privi-
lege to be called to the Gospel
ministry, but also to have my
two biggest mentors living
nearby. I know that they love
God. They have shown me
what' it means to know God. I
can get a good understanding
of my Father in heaven by
,watching the lives of my
father and grandfather.
This past Saturday, June 20,
I had another memorable
landmark in my own life. as I
had the privilege of being
ordained as a minister at the
church where my dad pastors
in Arcadia. To have a calling
from God is the greatest pos-
sible, but to have my dad
present and involved in laying
hands on me was one of the
highlights of my life.
I desire to leave a continu-
ing heritage for my own sons.
I realize the importance to
practice what I preach and
that my private life is just as
important as my public life. I
want to be the father that will
cause my boys to grow up and


say, "I want to be
just like you."
To any father read-
ing this, your charac-
ter is what really
matters to God and to
your children. Be
right with God, pure
in your heart, faithful
to your wife, and lov-
ing to your children.
Spend time with
them. Let them see
that your heart's
desire is to serve


God. When you die, may your
children be left with the assur-
ance that you are in heaven.
Don't leave any doubt in their
mind. Although my parents
and grandparents have not left
me with much of this world's
treasure, they have given me a
solid foundation on which to
build my life. As Paul told
Timothy, "from a child thou
hast known the holy scrip-
tures, which are able to make
thee wise unto salvation
through faith which is in
Christ Jesus.
Remember, your kids are
'not impressed so much with
how much money you make,
how many women you can
handle, how much beer you
can drink, and how much
property you own. Your kids
aren't interested in how good
your boat looks, how many
cars you have, and how many
toys you can buy them. Kids
want to be with their dad:
There could never be any
other substitute. You must
spend time with them!
When was the last time you
played ball with your son,
took your daughter out for ice
cream, or just did something
together as a family? When
was the last time you read a
Bible story, sang a song,
blessed your kids, or took
them to church? Make memo-
ries that really matter.

Luke Knickerbocker is pastor of
Bethel Baptist Church in Lake
Placid, 216 E. Park St. E-mail
him at knickprint@yahoo.com.


JUDGE CLIFTON M. KELLY




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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 - please print

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

Street Address


Sponsor's signature verifying accuracy of data
Please answer each question as completely as possible and submit the form to:
Children's Services Foundation, P.O. Box 7125, Sebring, FL 33872-0103 by July 7, 2009
You may include additional material to support your nominee.
All nominees will be screened by a selection committee.


Phone #


City/State/Zip


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Dear Abby: My mother
passed away last year, and
my whole world has been
rocked. To make it worse,
my father has been acting
like a little boy. Soon after
Mom's death, he met a
woman. Since then, he has
not included me and my
siblings in any decisions
regarding Mom's belong-
ings - including expensive
and sentimental things that
have been in our family for
years.
When we ask Dad about
the items, he says,
"They're mine now," or,
"You have nothing to do
with them.". Mom prided
herself on these antiques
that have stayed in the
family. We would like to
pass them on to our chil-
dren and their cousins, but
Dad has been selling them
and using the money to
pay for his lifestyle.
Am I wrong for feeling
that Dad is acting like a
spoiled brat? Talking to
him is useless. He
responds like a kid at the
playground whose friends
won't play the way he
likes.
- Let Down by
Dad in N.Y.
Dear Let Down:
Although it may not seem
like it, ybur mother's death
may have rocked your
father's world, too. It is
regrettable that the "mech-
anism" he has chosen to
help him through the griev-
. ing process is so expensive
he must sell family assets
to afford her. However,
unless your mother left a
will specifying what items
she wanted you and your
siblings to have, then they
are legally your father's to
dispose of as he wishes.
Please accept my heartfelt
sympathy.

Dear Abby: I've been
single for a year and a
half, and have four chil-
dren. After 14 miserable
years, I finally left their
father. He abused me in
many ways, which is the
reason I left.
He is now in a relation-
ship - and I want him
back. Is this normal? I
thought I left for all the
right reasons, and I never
expected to feel this way. I
can't understand why my
feelings for him are start-
ing to resurface. I thought
that part of my life was
over.
Is it because I'm alone?
SIs' it because he has some-
one else? Am I jealous?.
Please give me some
insight. I'm ...
Dazed in Arizona
Dear Dazed: The feel-
ings you are experiencing
are normal and are proba-
bly a combination of each
of the reasons you men-






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'Transformers:
Revenge of the
Fallen'
Rating: PG-13 (intense
sequences of sci-fi action
violence, language, .some
crude and sexual material,
and brief drug material)-
Running time: 150 minutes
Review: - , (of 4)

By CHRISTY LEMIRE
AP Movie Critic
A joyless cacophony, an
insistent and seemingly end-
less onslaught,
"Transformers: Revenge of
the Fallen," director Michael
Bay's follow-up to the 2007
smash "Transformers" plays
more like a parody of a Bay
movie.
You name it, it gets shot
up, blown up or otherwise
obliterated in a massive fiery
ball, from suburban homes
and cars to aircraft carriers
and even an Egyptian pyra-
mid. Along the way, our
sense of sanity and humanity
also get destroyed, as we feel
as if we .are being held cap-
tive by these walking, talk-
ing, shape-shifting robots -
both the good guys and the
bad.
The Autobots . and
Decepticons aren't the only
ones assaulting us in their
epic battle: Regular people
are just as obnoxious -
probably more so - with
their nonstop yelling and
yammering. Everyone is
overcaffeinated, everyone.
screams their lines, perhaps
so they can hear each other
over the explosions and the
thunderous score.
Who knows, and more
importantly, who cares? It is
impossible to become emo-
tionally invested in the,
Transformers, cool-looking
as they may be When the
movie settles down for a rare
moment (the work of the ven-
erable Industrial Light &
Magic), because it's impossi-
ble to tell who's doing what
to whom. It's all one messy
amalgamation of twisted
steel and shattered glass,
accompanied by generic
crunching and shrieking
sounds. The only robots with
any discernible personality
traits, aside from bravery or
antagonism, are the Autobot
twins, Mudflap and Skids.
These are shockingly crass
and unfortunate black stereo-
types, jive-talking fools who
can't read and bumble their
way from one mishap to the
next. They are Jar Jar Binks
in car form.
After only an hour, it all
feels boring and numbingly


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repetitive, and one glance
and the. watch tells you
you've got another solid hour
and a half to go.
What's that, you say? You
want to know what the
"Transformers" sequel is
about? How quaint.
Basically, it follows the fur-
ther adventures of plucky,
young Sam Witwicky (Shia
LaBeouf, seriously straining
his likability), who is yet
again stuck in the middle of
the eternal fight between the
noble Autobots and the evil
Decepticons. .
The mythology is much
more dense than that, though,
as we learn from several self-
serious, expository speeches
delivered by Autobot leader
Optimus' Prime (voiced as
always by Peter Cullen),
Decepticon leader Megatron
(Hugo Weaving) - oh yes,
he's back - and the elderly
Brit, Jetfire (Mark Ryan).
Something about-millehnia of
history and oppression, and
capturing the energy of the
sun. (Roberto Orci and Alex
Kurtzman returned to write
the script, along with Ehren
Kruger, inspired by the
Hasbro Transformer toys and
the animated '80s TV show.)
Megan Fox is also back as
Sam's impossibly hot girl-
friend, Mikaela, with whom
he hopes to maintain a long-
distance relationship as he
heads off to college. (The
first time we see her, it's:
from behind in a pair a Daisy
Duke shorts as she's bent
over a motorcycle seat; -this,


and running across the desert
while maintaining perfect lip
gloss, are all she's asked to
do.) Josh Duhamel and
Tyrese Gibson also provide
eye candy as commanders of
a secret team that works
alongside the Autobots to
hunt down any remaining
Decepticons; this requires


them to look hot in camou-
flage as they squint pensive-
ly into the sunset.
Laughs are unusual in this
brawny endeavor, but if any-
one gets them, it's John
Turturro as a former secret
agent who gets hauled back
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and removing the children
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toward a healthy future for
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wife looked back and
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dashing figure in his uni-
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Tht Rec.'.rd tHackensack NJ..i
f anyone could %vrite the how-to
book on class reunions, it's
Teaneck (N..J.) High School's
class of 1948. .
For the past 60 sears., a self-
appointed committee of those
postwar graduates has religiously
organized reunions - generally.
twice a decade.
"In the very beginning. w'e had
them about every year. more or
less. by word of mouth, and then,
starting with the fifth, ve've had
them every five ears,." says com-
mittee member Claire Hesse
Clear. who now lives in Toms
Ri\er. N.J.. but clearly left a piece
of her heart in Teaneck.
The desire to reconnect is
behind the roughlI 100.000 high
school reunions that take place in
the U.S. each year. according to
Dina C. Carson. \\ho has written
four books about reunion plan-
ning. Most of these events, she
says, are put together by class-
mates rather than school-based
alumni associations.
"And it's not always the peo-
ple who \ou think are going to do
the class reunions, not the class
presidents and such." Carson
says. "It's usually just a group of
friends who decide they want to
get together and then get the word
out.
TV Land has been shining a
spotlight on these popular gather-
ings with a reality show called
"High School Reunion." and a
section of tvland.com wv here
users can "upload photos. interact
with others (and) share high
school memories."


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While "school reunions are
primarily about nostalgia. curiosi-
ty and reconnecting." Carson
say s. they're also about "creating
ne'w memories."
In complete agreement is Jeff
Dux, who worked on the commit-
tee planning the 30th reunion of
Bergenfield (N.J.) High School's
class of 1978 last year.
"I've reconnected with a lot
more people since I've left high
school." says Dux. who left New
Jersey 21 years ago and lives in
San Francisco.
Dux's 20th class reunion was a
"pivotal" one for him; besides
getting to hang out with old pals.
he got acquainted with "folks that
I knew in high school but wasn't
really great friends with."
At the 10-year reunion, Dux
recalls, it "seemed as though
every body had just gotten married
and settled in careers. It wasn't
exactly a competition among
folks, but everybody had moved
on." But by 20 years, man) had
kids. some had gotten divorced,
and everybody "just wanted to
party." They had such a great time
the\ decided not to wait another
10 years to get together
The 25th reunion. Dutx says.
w'as orchestrated by classmates.
comrn. an online social networking
site.
"It w'as great to see everybody.


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and people complained about the
food." Dux says. "I ''as talking to
a bunch of people at the reunion.
and we said we should do our
own, to get it done right."


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second mailing with more particulars.
* Find someone detail-minded (and comput-
er savvy) to organize things.
For the Teaneck folks that's Arthur Curry, who
maintains the class Web site (ths48.org) and a class
database.
Curry, mind you, was not actually a member of
Teaneck's class of '48. He married into it. He and
Jane Taylor wed 42 years ago, the second marriage
for both.
Twenty years ago, he started a database to keep
track of class members. And about 15 years ago he
launched the Web site, which he works on almost
daily.
"When I started this, there were 19 class members
who had e-mail. Now it's about 111 to 112," says
Curry, who, at this point, knows more about THS'
class of '48 than anyone. For instance: "Florida is
second only to New Jersey as to where everybody
lives."
Of the 321 in the graduating class, 40 that he
knows of have died, and another 59 are "missing,"
says Curry, who has "never stopped" looking for


them.
* Don't expect everyone to come or even
respond.
Cleary says the committee does hear from the
majority of classmates.
* Work those connections.
Richard Lofberg, a member of THS class of '48,
lives in a townhouse complex and arranges for the
group to have their pizza party at the clubhouse
there.
* Wear those name tags.
"The ones who don't come regularly, I don't
know whether I would recognize," Cleary says. "At
one of the reunions, one gal jumped in the middle
of the room and said, 'I bet you nobody knows who
I am.' And nobody did."
* Find a gem to spearhead your effort.
A gem like THS' Claire Hesse Cleary. Widowed
in 1988, with two sons who do not live nearby, she
says the class has been her "extended family." By
the way, the first thing written next to her photo in
the 1948 yearbook: "Values friends."


HUMAN TOUCH
Planning for the 30th utilized the Web site
bergenfieldalumni.com, run by Arkansas-based
BHS alumnus Joe DiMaggio (class of 1967).
' While the Web can be an invaluable tool in
reunion planning - especially search engines like
Google and targeted sites such as www.reunionso-
lutions.com - as the class of 1948 can attest,
there's no substitution for the human touch.
Here are some tips they learned through the
years that should help, whether you're planning
your fifth reunion or your 55th.
* Send out a "save the date" notice -
ASAP.
The Teaneck High School committee starts plan-
ning about a year in advance. About eight months
before the big event, the committee mails out a let-
ter informing classmates of the date, location and
preliminary details (in this case a pizza party Friday
night, a dinner at a hotel Saturday night and break-
fast there Sunday).
Four to five months out, the committee sends a


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