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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: July 5, 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)-
Numbering Peculiarities: Each days's issues carry distinct numbering schemes, <1997>.
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Progress Energy customers

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News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS
Firefighters put on their bunker gear before participating in a live burn exercise Thursday evening at the Florida
Firefighter's Association in Avon Park.


Some like it hot


By ED BALDRIDGE .
ed.baldridge@newssun.com
AVON PARK -
Firefighters from all over
Central Florida gathered in
Avon Park to continue their
training on Thursday.
Gathered at the Florida
State Firefighters
Association headquarters
next door to the National
Guard Armory on U.S. 27 S.,
crews from Highlands Lakes,
Lake Placid, Lorida, Sun 'N
Lake, West Sebring, Venus,
and Highlands County took
their turns honing their
skills.
Highlands County Fire
Services training supervisor
Charles Andrews organized
the participants into teams of
four, and then the firefighters
were given a chance to crawl
on their knees into the steel
container being used as a
bum box to simulate a struc-
ture fire.
Pallets and hay were used


to start a fire in the far end of
the container, then the door
was shut to allow it to fill
with smoke, and to shut out
the light.
While in the box, fire-
fighters had to be responsive
and aware of their surround-
ings at all times, while in full
breathing apparatus.
Each team took their turn,.
and was instructed on what to
expect and how to act inside
the pitch black box.
"Everyone of our students
performed well," Andrews
said.
"This gives them the
opportunity to -watch fire
behavior in a Class A burn,"
Andrews said.
"Firefighting is not for
everyone, and these tests and
simulations give everyone a
chance to experience the real
thing in a controlled environ-
ment. Now the class has to go
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Bankruptcies

on the rise in

Highlands

Up 40 percent from '08
By ED BALDRIDGE
ed.baldridge@newssun.com
SEBRING - Bankruptcies con-
tinue to rise in Highlands County,
indicating that the economic slide
into a recession continues locally.
According to U.S. Bankruptcy
Court records, 69 more Highlands
County residents have filed for
relief over the last three months.
That brings the total to 118 bank-
ruptcies already for the year county
wide.
In 2008, 141 individuals, families
and businesses declared they wvere
underwater, an increase of 40 per-
cent from 2007.
As the unemployment numbers
reach 10 percent in Florida, that
trend is expected to continue and out
pace the 2008 predictions.
The U.S. Department of Labor's
Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
announced on' Thursday that the
national unemployment rate rose to
9.5 percent in June 2009, up from
9.4 percent a month ago, and up
from 5.6 percent a year ago.
This is the highest unemployment
rate since August 1983 when it was
also 9.5 percent.
The -last time the jobless rate was
higher was in June 1983 when it was
10.1 percent.
BLS also announced that
Florida's unemployment rate is
expected to rise further and is sched-
uled to release June's numbers on
July 17.
More than 20,100 filings have
taken place in Florida this year so
far, putting the state 19th in the
nation in filing per capital and 14th
in per capital increases.
National experts are blaming tight
credit, 401(k) and IRA accounts cut
in half by a plummeting stock mar-
ket.
Locally, a dramatic rise in unem-
ployment rates, smaller paychecks,
and smaller savings accounts are all
contributing factors.
A dramatic jump in credit card
rates is also contributing to the eco-
Continued on page 3A


News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS
Firefighters from throughout the county partici-
pate in a live burn exercise Thursday evrening.at
the Florida State Firefighter's Association in Avon
Park.


News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS
Kaden Roberts, 4, lassos the stars Friday evening and gets an early start on the Fourth of
July festivities outside of his grandparents house in Sebring.


United Way drive

gearing up locally


By ED BALDRIDGE
ed.baldridge@newssun.com
SEBRING - Although
the collections for the
Highlands County Division
of the United Way of
Central Florida are down
this year, there are still
good things happening
locally.
"We are down 11 percent
on our funding over last
year," said ShareenLynn
Childs of the local United
Way.
"We have .no 'cuts' this
year, but we have less
money to give out," Childs
added.
"Our general giving is
down, our designated dol-
lars were increased, and we
had a significant increase in
the rate of uncollectable
pledges this year. But we
attribute that to the general
state of the economy,"
Childs said.


According to Childs,
designated dollars are those
that are pledged to the
United Way, but are
requested to go to a specif-
ic program or organization.
That decreases the
money available for general
funding to other organiza-
.tions overall.
The Highlands County
Division announced fund-
ing for 24 programs serving
the community and is gear-
ing up for this next cam-
.paign year.
According to a press
release from Childs, in
2009, the local United Way.
board approved
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Four more

H1N1 cases

confirmed

in county

By ED BALDRIDGE
ed.baldridge@newssun.comr
AVON PARK - Four
more cases of the swine flu
have been reported to the
Highlands County Health
Department last week, bring-
ing the total cases to five this
year>
First reported on the
News-Sun Web site on
Thursday, Leona Braithwaite,
epidemiologist for the
Highlands County Health
Department, said four new
cases of swine flu have been
confirmed in the county, but
no quarantines were instated.
The cases, she said, are
scattered throughout the
county. No one has been hos-
pitalized or is considered
seriously ill.
It was reported in May that
a 4-year-old boy was the first
confirmed case of the H1N1
virus, but also was not quar-
antined, according to
Highlands County Health
Department officials.
On June 11, the World
Health Organization (WHO)
increased the worldwide pan-
demic alert level in response
to H1NI to Phase 6, which
indicates that a global pan-
demic is under way, and that.
cases of the flu will continue
to rise.
According to the WHO,
more than 70 countries are
now reporting cases.
According to the Florida
Department of Health, 941
cases of the H1NI virus has
been confirmed to date, lead-
ing to at least three deaths so
far.
State authorities say a
Davie man with a chronic
heart problem was killed by
swine flu just last Tuesday.
A Jacksonville lab reported
that 58-year-old Michael
Waldfogel was the third per-
son in Florida to die from the
H1N1 virus.
The two other deaths also
occurred in the Florida metro
areas, one in Miami and one
in Orlando.
According to Braithwaite,
the best defense is preven-
tion, which includes covering
your mouth and nose when
sneezing and contacting your
doctor immediately if you are
experiencing any flu-like
symptoms.
The symptoms of this pan-
demic influenza A (H1N1)
flu virus in people are similar
to the symptoms of seasonal
flu and include fever, cough,
sore throat, runny or stuffy
nose, body aches, headache,
chills and fatigue.
According to the Center
for Disease Control, a signif-
icant number of people who
have been infected with this
virus also have reported diar-
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News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY
Jeff Zembower was back for his second visit to the Big Bang Fireworks tent in Sebring
Fourth of July morning. He was looking for more Roman candles. Big Bang's owner,
Justin Driggers, said business is 'pretty good' this year. He sells fireworks here and in
Lake Placid twice a year - for July 4th and the New Year. Mortars are the biggest sell-
er, Driggers said, but 500 grams, bottle rockets and M-80s are popular too.


Progress Energy customers urged to

participate in rate hike request hearings


Special to the News-Sun
TALLAHASSEE
Attorney General Bill
McCollum and Florida's
Public Counsel J.R Kelly
issued a consumer advisory
Thursday on upcoming
hearings to be held by the
Public Service Commission
(PSC) on a proposed $500
million annual rate increase
by Progress Energy of
Florida. Nine hearings, held
so customers can share their
concerns and opinions about
the proposed increase, are
scheduled to begin next
week and will be located
throughout the Progress
Energy service area.
"This proposed rate
increase is concerning and
will be difficult for utilities
customers to bear," said
McCollum, whose office
has intervened before the
PSC in the rate increase
hearings. "Given the tough
economic climate for power
companies, these requests
must be carefully weighed
considering the costs for
consumers."
The Attorney General's
Office will be represented at
the meeting, as will the
Public Counsel.
Representatives from the
Florida Retail Federation,


Florida Industrial Power
Users Group and AARP are
also expected to attend the
hearings to hear the con-
cerns of.Floridians to voice
their opposition to the
increase.
"Progress Energy wants a
12.54 percent profit, at a
time when the economy is
suffering, unemployment is
high and most folks are just
trying to keep their head
above water," said Kelly,
who represents Florida con-
sumers in utilities cases
before the PSC. "We do not
believe an increase of $500
million is warranted."
In March, Progress
Energy of Florida filed an
application with the PSC
requesting approval to
increase basic rates by $5,00
million annually. For a resi-
dential customer using
1,000 Kilowatt hours per
month - and most customers
use more - the proposed rate
hike will result in an
increase of $13.83 per
month, or 31.5 percent
above the present rates. This
proposed increase of $500
million is in addition to the
company's $446 million rate-
increase request associated'
with its nuclear plant con-
struction. Progress Energy


Martin to speak at

MOAA meeting


Special to the News-Sun
SEBRING - Adam
Martin, commander,
Criminal Justice Training
Academy at South Florida
Community College, will
brief the members of the
local Military Officers
Association of America at
-9:30 a.m. Saturday, July 11
at the Military Sea Services
Museum in Sebring.
All MOAA members, as
well as the chapter board
members, are urged to
attend the briefing as well
as the board meeting that
follows. MOAA chapter


president retired Air Force
Col. Roy P. Whifton said
that other interested per-
sons are welcome to hear
Martin's presentation.
Martin is a 1994 graduate
of Avon Park High School
where he served as the ini-
tial group commander of
the Air, Force Junior ROTC
unit.
Following graduation, he
served as a correction offi-
cer at the Hendry County
Institution, followed by
joining the Lee County

Continued on page 3A


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we do. Of course, that does not always happen.
If this occurs in a news report, the News-Sun will correct all errors
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Readers who wish to comment on our coverage rather than a factual
error are encouraged to write a letter to the editor.
The standard of accuracy applies to all our operations. Readers with
concerns about delivery or subscription payments should call the circu-
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We strive to provide the best customer service in all facets of our
operation. Those who are unable to resolve their problems through the
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Clarrisa Williams, Publisher
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also proposes to increase its
profit from an existing 9.16
percent return on invest-
ment up to 12.54 percent.
These hearings will be
the only opportunities for
customers to personally
address the PSC about
Progress Energy service and
the proposed rate increases.
Both the Attorney General
and Kelly urged customers
to attend the hearings to
voice their concerns and
opinions. A full list of the
hearing dates, times and
locations is available online
at: http://myfloridalegal.
com/webfiles.nsf/WF/MRAY
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/$file/ProgressEnergyCusto
merHearings.pdf.
Customers who cannot
appear at the hearing can
share their concerns with
the PSC at its Web site,
h ttp ://www. psc.state.
fl.us/about/contact/form.
aspx. The company's
request will be reviewed by
the PSC later this year and,
if approved, will go into
effect on customer bills
beginning in January 2010.


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Embarq merger

should have no effect

on local service


By ED BALDRIDGE
ed.baldridge@newssun.com
AVON PARK - Embarq
Corp., which services the
land-based telephone lines
and DSL Internet service in
Highlands County, has
merged with CenturyTel,
Inc., an Apopka-based
company, as announced on
Thursday.
The $11.6 billion merger
will combine the two com-
panies under the new name
of CenturyLink, and the
marketing materials will
begin immediately.
The merger should not
interrupt or effect services
for the Highlands County
area, or to any of the effect-
ed states reaching as far as
Missouri and Wisconsin.
The merger involves
service for more than 7.5
million phone lines, 2.1
million broadband cus-
tomers, and more than
440,000 video subscribers.
While the company's
corporate identity will
immediately change to
CenturyLink, customer-fac-
ing operations and commu-
nications will continue
under the CenturyTel and
Embarq brand names until a
full brand conversion
occurs later this year.
The company intends to
formally change its name to
"CenturyLink, Inc." upon
receipt of shareholder
approval, which it expects
to solicit in May 2010.
"The completion of this
merger is a significant
event for -our customers,


communities, investors and
employees," said Glen F.
Post III, president and chief
executive officer oh the
website.
"CenturyLink has the
advanced networks, the
people and the financial
stability to deliver the reli-
able and innovative servic-
es that our customers want
and need," Post added.
No plans were
announced to update the
aging copper-based DSL
lines it offers to most of its
subscribers, but as part of
the FCC approval for the
merger, the agency imposed
several conditions on the
combined company, pre-
sumably to ensure that con-
solidation doesn't hurt con-
sumers.
Conditions included a
requirement that the com-
pany deliver within three
years 768kbps service to 90
percent of broadband cus-
tomers and DSL of at least
3Mbps to 80 percent of
consumers.
But industry watchers
feel that the FCC was
sleeping on the job, given
that the conditions will
result in microscopic
advances in service areas
and broadband speeds for
CenturyLink's customers. .
No plans fQr upgrading
from copper to a fiber-to-
premise network was
announced in the merger,
leaving a majority of the
rural areas with outdated
service.


Primal Connection receives

$22,500 grant award


Special to the News-Sun
SEBRING - Primal
Connection received a
$22,500 grant award from
the State of Florida
Department of Cultural
Affairs Grant Panel For
Underserved Arts
Communities Assistance
Program.
Primal Connection got
the highest score (94.7) of
all the organizations apply-
ing for this grant. The grant
is funded by the National


Endowment for the Arts
and administrate by the
state of Florida. Owing to
dramatic cutbacks in state
grants Primal Connection
was one of very few organ-
izations selected by the
Florida Department of
Cultural Affairs to receive a
grant this year.
This grant will enable
the Primal Connection to
hire Fred Leavitt as execu-
tive director over a three-
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Primal Connection receives grant


Continued from page 2A
year period to administer the
growing requests for the
organization's services.
Primal Connection, a 501c3
not-for-profit organization,
was established in Sebring in
2001 and, amongst other
accomplishments, has:
* Produced an ongoing
drum therapy program to
bring children from abusive
homes and parents together
for the Hernando County
School Board,
* Facilitated monthly
Community Drum Circles in
partnership with Highlands
Hammock State Park,
* Taught in-service work-
shops for Highlands County
School Board to teach teach-
ers how to use percussion as
a cross disciplinary tool for
teaching math, geography,
sociology and music in grade
schools,
* Worked as artists in res-
idence for VSA Arts of
Florida for children and
adults with disabilities,
* Provided drum therapy
sessions for children who lost
a loved one at the
Hernando/Pasco County
Hospice Bereavement Camp,
* Designed and imple-
mented a successful percus-
sion education program for
troubled youth at Avon Park


Youth Academy, a Florida
Department of Juvenile
Justice facility, that uses the
universal language of rhythm
and percussion to reach trou-
bled youth and teach valuable
life lessons while building
their self esteem,
* Offered facilitated drum
circles throughout Central
Florida to bring diverse pop-
ulations together in the spirit
of joy and unity,
* Established drum thera-
py programs to address a
number of social ailments
including addictions, aggres-
sion, bereavement and con-
flict resolution,
* Worked with severely
burnt children for the Florida
Burn Foundation,
+ Brought ongoing drum
therapy programs for
Alzheimer's and general care
nursing home patients to
Highlands County, and
* Designed "Educultural"
after-school and summer pro-
grams for children.
Primal Connection Inc also
supports a multi-cultural,
world rhythm percussion
ensemble that gives educa-
tional concerts designed to
teach cross cultural under-
standing and mutual respect
in schools and at public
events. To learn more about
Primal Connection and other


programs offered by the
organization visit the Web
site at www.primalconnec
tion.org.
Primal Connection has also
been awarded a grant by the
Children's Services
Foundation of Highlands
County to produce a 12-week
percussion education pro-
gram for the Boys & Girls
Club of Highlands County.
The program will begin at
3:30 p.m. Tuesday with a
Primal Connection
Percussion Ensemble per-
formance at the Sebring Boys
& Girls Club.
Classes will begin 3 p.m.
Tuesday, July 14 at the
Sebring- location and will
take place for 12 Tuesday
afternoons in succession. A
public performance of the
student ensemble will be pre-
sented in the first week of
November.
For more information con-
tact Wally Randall, executive
director of the Boys & Girls
Club, at 453-0240 or e-mail
randallpw@hotmail.com, or
Fred Leavitt, executive direc-
tor, Primal Connection at
402-8238 or e-mail
fred@primalconnection.org.
Primal Connection is spon-
sored in part by the State of
Florida, Department of State,
Division of Cultural Affairs,
the Florida Council on Arts
and Culture and the National
Endowment for the Arts.




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Continued from page 2A
Sheriff's Office until being
hired a full-time police cor-
poral of the patrol division of
the Sebring Police
Department from January
1998 to August 2004. He
continues that position today
as a part-time officer.
He served in the United
States army Reserve with the
810th Military Police
Company from May 2001
until June 2007 and. He later
was deployed on active duty
as a team leader in Kuwait
and Iraq while conducting
combat and non-combat mis-
sions in support of Operation
Iraqi Freedom.
He has received the fol-
lowing military awards -
Army commendation Medal,
Global War on Terrorism
Medal, Global War on
Terrorism Expeditionary
Medal, Army Reserve
Component Achievement
Medal, Armed Forces
Reserve Achievement Medal
and National Defense Service
Ribbon.
- He was the honor graduate
Most Outstanding Soldier in
2002 while serving with A
Company, 787th Military
Police Battalion.
Martin has served as the
chapter president of the


Florida Association of
Community Colleges while
serving more than 1,200
hours of advanced criminal
justice training specializing
in instruction, investigation
procedures and high liability
topics. He, has received cer-
tificates of completion from
the Custom Boarder Agency
within the Department of
Heartland Security.
Martin's education
includes degrees of bachelor
of arts in organizational man-
agement from Warner
Southern University, mas-
ter's in business administra-
tion from Webster University,
associate degree in arts from
South Florida Community
College, associates in applied
science in criminal justice
technology and a diploma
from the United States Army
Military Police School at
Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.
Married for more than 13
years to his wife Amy, the
couple has two girls, Kylie,
12 and Sydney, 8. He serves
as a deacon at Grace Bible
Church in Sebring, is a board
member of the Circle. of
Truth Ministries Inc. of
Sebring and a member of the
Sebring Chapter of the U.S.
Military Vets Motorcycle
Club.


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$235,626.00' in funding
requests that will help sup-
port 24 area health and
human :services programs
administered by 17 local
nonprofit agencies in the
coming year.
An additional nine non-
profit agencies provide
service in Highlands County
but are funded through a
Polk/Hardee allocation fund
that includes overlapping
service area into Highlands
County.
To help asses the upcom-
ing needs in the area, this
year all of the funding
applicants were asked to
demonstrate to United Way
that their programs would
help United Way achieve
the goals and support the
outcomes of its Community
Impact Agenda.
Three teams of communi-


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ty volunteers spent four
months evaluating applica-
tions, asking questions, and
visiting the programs.
The volunteers evaluated.
the ability of programs to
verify a critical community
need, to describe the service
that addresses that need, and
to identify measurements
that substantiate successful
results.
From the information
gathered, an emphasis will
be placed on three areas this
year including education,
income-based basic needs,
and health and disability
services.
The United Way of
Central Florida has been
serving the local community
for 29 years, adding the
Highlands County Division
in 1987.
"When the economy is
the toughest, that's when


our fund raising collections
are down, but when the need
is the highest," Childs said.
"We had to pull from
reserves this year to make
our funding goals, but we
have adjusted our goals for
next year already to reflect
the changes in the econo-
my," Childs said.
Childs also complement-
ed the current the
"Workplace Campaigns,"
local businesses and indi-
viduals who run company
wide fundraisers.
"The energy is high, and
the attitudes are fantastic,
even in this tough economy.
We appreciate all those who
contribute, and will contin-
ue to give," Childs said.
For additional informa-
tion concerning the alloca-
tion process or to volunteer
to serve on a team, contact
Childs at 453-3401.


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on and pass the state exam,"
Andrews added.
The class was also exposed
to a pit fire and a 200-gallon
propane tank fire where the
release valve would shoot
flames 30-40 feet into the air.
It was a nerve wracking
experience for 'those who
were not expecting it, and
one that everyone reacted to
like professionals, according


to Andrews.
"I have to give them credit,
the new recruits worked well
as teams, and everyone ,of.
them put together the knowl-
edge they pickedup in class
and applied it successfully,"
Andrews said.
Every student present at
the live exercises and putting
themselves at risk to hopeful-
ly save others were volun-
teers.


Bankruptcies up 40 percent


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nomic slide, says credit-
cards.com, a Web site dedi-
cated to providing realistic
statistics about the industry.
Reportedly, J.P. Morgan
and Chase Bank Card
Services began notifying cus-
tomers that in August, their
minimum monthly payments
would jump from 2 percent to
5 percent of their balance.
Bailout programs have not
helped the mainstay of the
American economy. The


small business, and commer-
cial and business bankrupt-
cies are reported to be up
moer than 240 percent so far
this year.
The rush in business bank-
ruptcies and restructuring is
mostly due to dwindling rev-
enues and tight lending mar-
kets forcing companies rang-
ing from retailers to casinos
and home builders to make
tough changes or shut their
doors, according to Internet
sources.


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A mixed bag of talent and courage ,

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they worked that hot and
fateful summer in
Philadelphia.
It took courage for these
men to put their names to
parchment - what they were
doing was treason. The future
was clouded; a happy out-
come far from certain.
Open warfare had broken
out in 1775. In fact, George
Washington wasn't able to
sign the declaration because
he was leading the
Continental. Army in New
York, preparing to defend
Manhattan from the British.
Some of the fledging
nation's worst defeats lay just
ahead.
There were 56 signers of
the Declaration of
Independence, and as we all
know, they were all men and
all white.
They represented the 13
colonies: Connecticut,
Delaware, Georgia,
Maryland, Massachusetts,
New Hampshire, New Jersey,
New York, North Carolina,
Pennsylvania, Rhode Island,
South Carolina and Virginia.
Pennsylvania had the
largest delegation of nine
members, four of whom had
been born in the British Isles
- that's half of the eight


only two members, came
from Rhode Island.
Two future presidents were
among the signers - John
Adams and Thomas Jefferson
- our second and third pres-
idents respectively.
Both men died on July 4,
1826 - 50 years exactly from
the signing. Adams was 90,
Jefferson 83. Jefferson died a
few hours before Adams.
But the oldest surviving
signer of the declaration was
Charles Carroll of Maryland,
who died in 1832 at the age
of 95.
Only two signers never
married, Caesar Rodney of
DE. and Joseph Hewes of
North Carolina.
They, Francis Lightfoot
Lee of Virginia, Thomas
Lynch Jr. of South Carolina,
and William Whipple of New
Hampshire were the only
signers to never have chil-
dren.
Carter Braxton of Virginia
had the most children, 18
from two marriages.
Ten other delegates had 10
or more children.
The oldest delegate was
Benjamin Franklin of
Pennsylvania at 70 years old.
The youngest was Edward
Rutledge of South Carolina


education, if some were self-
taught.
While there is some differ-
ence of opinion, most sources
agree there were four physi-
cians, 24 lawyers, 15 mer-
chants, one printer, one
farmer, one land speculator,
one clergyman, and seven
plantation owners among the
delegates. Another seven men
also owned plantations in
addition to their main occu-
pations.
Francis Hopkinson of New
Jersey was a musician in
addition to being a lawyer.
He played the harpsichord
and wrote and edited a num-
ber of hymns and psalms.
Hopkinson also was an ama-
teur scientist of note and a
good friend of Franklin's.
According to the Grand
Lodge of Pennsylvania, eight
of the signers were confirmed
members of the Masons.
According to
adherents.com of the 56 men
signing the declaration, 26
were Episcopalian, 11 were
Congregationalists, 12 were
Presbyterians, two were
Quakers, two were Deists
(Jefferson and Franklin), two
were Unitarian and one was
Roman Catholic.


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abandoned family pet
Editor: I ,I
I am writing about the person
who dropped off their family pet
on the side of the road for whatev-
er reason. It's been over a week
now and he is still waiting for you
to come back and pick him up. He
is so scared, not knowing what is
going on and why you left him out
there. He is petrified of anyone,
standing there shaking with his tail
between his legs.
Several people have tried to
help. Amimal Control has been out
several times. They even put food
out, but he won't come close. I'm
sure that you don't care that he is
starving to death and will probably
be dead by the time you read this.
Why couldn't you have dropped
him off at the Humane Society or
Animal Control? At.least he would
have shelter and food and water.
He doesn't deserve to be treated
like this. He is obviously a house
pet. He hasn't moved from the spot
where you left him. He is getting
really thin and weak now, so it
probably won't be much longer
that he will be suffering. I hope
that you see this and know that
someday you will have to answer


for you actions. I realize that times
are tough and it is hard to feed a
family, let alone a family pet, but
that is no excuse to drop him off
like a bag of trash.
Please don't get another dog
when times get better. You surely
don't deserve one.
Connie Burton
Sebring

Mexico is in collapse
Editor:
America must realize the fact
that Mexico is in collapse. It is
controlled by War Lords just as
China was in the early 1900s.
The last 60 years has been very
trying and costly for the United
States. It has been a highway for
illegal drugs and illegal movement
of people in the United States from
all over the world. We have troops
on the ground all around the world
to help these nations from killing
each other, yet we are ignoring our
neighbor to the south whose death
rate is not acceptable. In fact, it is
reaching into the United States.
The new administration cannot
any longer ignore the problems in
Mexico. We have sent millions of
dollars into Mexico to no avail.
The American people must demand


TODAY'S LETTERS

that troops, not money, be placed
in Mexico to bring about legal rep-
resentation to the people in
Mexico: If we cannot correct the
mass killing next door, then it is
useless to try elsewhere in the
world.
Billie E. Jewett
Sebring

Vietnam flashbacks
Editor:
Television showed a bunch of
war movies on Memorial Day. One
of them, "Hamburger Hill,"
brought me back to pieces of
Vietnam that I carry in the back of
my memory.
I wyenit to Vietnam for a bundle
of complex reasons. Some of them
related to a symbolic idea that I
was paying dues so my sons
wouldn't have to go. Mystical, but
it was in my thinking. Too old to
reconnect with the Navy, I went as
a foreign service officer attached to
USAID/Vietnam.
I went upcountry as often as I
could, felt an obligation to get
close, at least to validate my justi-
fication for being there, to share
the smell and fear; experience a
small bit of what the kids were
'going through. Translate


MacNamara's soaring rhetoric into
the reality the kids were experienc-
ing in the countryside. Somehow
they all became my sons.
I learned to rap, understood the
pidgin Vietnamese they spoke,
learned the meaning of "it don't
mean nothing" their mantra, a
nihilist incantation that helped
them deal with the hypocrisy and
contradictions of the world in
which they found themselves..
Black soldiers, 25 percent of our
draftee army, feeling alienated and
asserted themselves by sharing a
fvie-minute brotherhood hand-
shake, a declaration of separation
and anger. A silent protest;
"Being short" tended to make
them overcautious, counting days
until they could get to Camp
Alpha, pass under the sign that
read "This Way To The World,",
board the "Freedom Bird" and get
back to the "world." Babies turned
into instant old men by a terrifying
reality, barely understood. The tune
"We gotta get out of this place"
echoes in my head. They were
angry much of the time but they
fought well, keeping themselves
and their buddies alive. They
fought well, even on missions that
made no sense and that they didn't


understand.
It's hard for me to realize that
most of those who survived, in my
memory are now men in their 60s,
who have carried their scars and
nightmares through the intervening
40 years, became insurance sales-
men, lawyers, doctors and door-
men. Grandfathers now with mem-
ories, rationalizations and distor-
tions of their own. For the thou-
sands who did not survive we now
have Memorial Day with wreath
laying, moments of silence, flags,
bugles, rituals. Those deprived of
life and a future.
I wallowed in the same bullshit
that they did in order to try to
understand how policy, strategy,
tactics become meaningless kabuki
dances which lead to death and
destruction but became statistics in
MACV headquarters, the Pentagon
and the White House.
Still old men make war an
instrument of policy and young
men are told to be brave and die.
"It don t-, mean.nothing" came to
sum up the whole experience.
Somehow the whole thing seems
pointless in retrospect and yet I'm
dammed glad I was there.
Randy Ludacer
Lake Placid


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Military branches
to be honored at
service today
AVON PARK - Florida
Avenue Baptist Church
will present a patriotic
musical, titled "From Sea
to Shining Sea: God's
Promise for America," at
the morning worship serv-
ice at 11 a.m. today. The
public is invited and all
branches of the military
will be honored.
The choir will perform
the musical under the
direction of Dennis Johns
with Pastor Dwaine
Derrick doing the narra-
tion.
Further information may
be obtained by calling the
church office at 453-5339.
The church is at 710 W.
Bell St.

Jewels in the Night
to be at Aerie
SEBRING - Sebring
Eagles Aerie 4240 is hav-
ing karaoke from 4-7 p.m.
Sunday at the club, 12921
U.S. 98.
There will be a pot luck
dinner, so bring a dish to
share with the singers and
friends. Joy will be cook-
ing up a meat dish and
food left over from the 4th
of July party will be
served.
Jewels in the Night will
spin discs. She has new
music available and, of
course, individuals are
invited to bring their own
discs to sing from.
For further information,
call the Aerie at 655-4007.

SFCC staff,
students sign
names to truss
AVON PARK - Around
10 a.m. Tuesday, South
Florida Community
College staff, faculty and
students are invited to sign
their names to a steel truss
that will eventually support
the new SFCC Auditorium
stage roof.
According to Glenn
Little, vice president for
business affairs, the steel
beam is scheduled to arrive
in the art wing (east wing)
parking lot of the fine arts
facility around 9:30 a.m.
An area will be cordoned
off as a "safe zone" for
those who wish to affix
their signatures to this
structural beam.
Shortly after the signing
event, from 10-10:45 a.m.,
the beam will be placed
with a very large crane and
lots of patience.
This beam, when placed,
will only be visible from
the catwalk above the
proscenium of the stage,
but all who sign will know
that their names will
become part of the primary
structural member that will
be supporting the new
stage roof (the fly space
roof). This beam will be
erected 68 feet above the
stage floor and will sit
astride two.very tall and
secure steel columns. The
beam is 14 inches wide, 9


feet 8 inches tall, and 98
feet 4 inches long.

Gary and Shirley
play at Moose lodge
LAKE PLACID - The
Lake Placid Moose 2374
will host karaoke by Gary
and Shirley from 4:30-7:30
p.m. today. Barbecue
chicken will be served at 4
p.m.
For more information,
call 465-0131.

Bredbenner speaks
at luncheon
LAKE PLACID -
Greater Lake Placid
Chamber of Commerce
Membership Luncheon will
be held at noon Wednesday
at the Lake Placid Elks
Lodge. Cost is $8 per per-
son.
This luncheon is spon-
sored by Chapman's
Construction Company.
The guest speaker will
be William Bredbenner
from Good Shepherd
Hospice. Confirm atten-
dance on or before Monday
to chamber@lpfla.com, or
call the chamber at 465-
4331.

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

Women of the
Moose meets
SEBRING - The
Sebring Moose Lodge
2259 Women of the Moose
Committee will meet at 7
p.m. Monday.
For details, call 655-
3920.

LULAC meeting
postponed
AVON PARK - There
will be no LULAC month-
ly meeting on Monday.
Instead, there Will a-special
gathering from 6-8 p.m.
Saturday, July 25 at
Homer's Restaurant fol-
lowed by a gathering at the
Avon Park Community
Center lawn for a candle
light prayer vigil in honor
of the three-year anniver-
sary of the proposed illegal
immigrants ordinance
being stricken.
The new Florida state
director, Jose Fernadez,
will be the guest speaker at
the Homer's gathering.
Fernadez is awaiting con-
firmation.
The evening will include
live entertainment, door
prizes and more. Tickets
for the banquet are $20 for
adults, $10 for children.
This will also be an
evening of recognition.
For details call 452-
6622.


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Garden planted in memory of Moody


On May 23, 21 Lake Placid Garden Club members and friends mi
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Moody served in the Lake Placid Beautification program and was
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Main Avenue. Polly Moody (center) is shown with garden club men



OBITUARIES


Carl Barfoot
Carl Barfoot, 66, of
Sebring died June 29, 2009.
Born in Alachua, he worked
at Sweetbay Supermarket for
24 years. He was of the
Baptist faith.
He is survived by his sis-
ters, Frances Pollard and
Carolyn Lee.
Graveside services will be
10 a.m. Friday, July 10 at
Evergreen Cemetery in
Okeechobee with the Rev.
Gene A. Smith officiating.
Friends may sign the guest-
book at www.bassokee-
chobeefh.com. All arrange-
ments are entrusted to the
loving care of Bass
Okeechobee Funeral Home
and Crematory, Okeechobee.

Armand Friend
Arm an d
Friesner Friend,
97, of Sebring
died June 30,
2009. Born in Pleasantville,
Ohio he moved to Sebring in
1971 after serving as general
manager with Montgomery
Ward Department Stores in
the Midwest. Armand was a
member of the Emmanuel
United Church of Christ,
Sebring, and served his coun-
try during World War II in the
United States Army infantry.
He is survived by a sister,
Doris Goldsberry, and a
grandson.


Friends may call from 5-8
p.m. Monday, July 6 in the
Halteman-Fett & Dyer
Funeral Home, Lancaster,
Ohio. Funeral service will be
at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 7
with Pastor Bill Pitts officiat-
ing. Burial will follow in
Tschopp Cemetery. In lieu of
flowers donations may be
made to the Good Sheppard
Hospice, 4418 Sun 'N Lake
Blvd., Sebring, FL 33872.

Alton Thorpe
Alton V. Thorpe, 91, of
Sebring, died June 29, 2009.
Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he
moved to Sebring in 1995.
He was a personnel manager
and a member of the
Episcopal Church of the
Redeemer.
He is survived by his wife
of 67 years, Carol; son, Peter
R.; daughter Susan Udy;
brother Merle Jr.; five grand-
children and six great-grand-
children.
Memorial service will be
at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 11 in
the Episcopal Church of the
Redeemer, Avon Park, with
Mother Joyce Holmes offici-
ating. Memorial contribu-
tions may be made to the
Episcopal - Church of the
redeemer, P.O. Box 368,
Avon Park, FL 33825.
Cremation arrangements
under the direction of
Stephenson-Nelson Funeral
Home, Avon Park.


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Robert James Pritzl, 71, passed away Sunday, June 28, 2009 in his
home in Lake Placid Florida. He was born in Marshfield Wisconsin to
Eunica Amy Wagner Pritzl and Arnold Bernard Pritzl on July 27, 1937.
He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Sharon O'Connor Pritzl of
Washington DC; son, Mark Robert (Jane) of Tallahassee, daughter,
Karen Marie Smith of Tamarac, son, Frank Thomas of Knoxville, TN
and daughter, Heidi Eunice Rochefort (Lawrence) of Jupiter; 5 grand-
children, Paul Joseph, Kevin Michael, Kyle Robert, Tess Ann and
Maggie Elizabeth; brothers, Donald (Carolyn), John (Shirley), Paul
(Maryann) and sister Mary Jesberger (Paul). He was preceded in
death by both his parents, his brother Jerry and sister-in-law Patricia.
Bob served in the US Navy from 1955 - 1964. He was honorably dis-
charged and started a career in computer programming in Maryland.
In 1981 he relocated his family to Florida. In 1993, Bob retired from
Florida Power and Light as a Senior Systems Analyst. .In his retire-
ment, Bob enjoyed corresponding with his many nieces, nephews,
cousins and other extended family members worldwide as a result of
his devotion to his family's genealogy. Bob was a member of the Elks
Club and numerous genealogical societies, his true passion. He spent
his final years researching his family history and enjoyed creating
many wonderful memories with his wife, children and
grandchildren. A memorial mass will be held at St.
James Catholic Church, 3380 Placid View Drive, Lake
Placid, Florida 33852, on July llth at 10:30 am.




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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. PC 09-265
IN RE: ESTATE OF
Franklin D. Rhodus
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of Frank-
lin D. Rhodus, deceased, whose date of death
was April 20, 2009, and whose Social Security
Number is 402-50-4682, is pending in the Cir-
Cult Court for Highlands County,:Florida, Pro-
bate Division, the address of which is 590 S.


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Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 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 SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECE-
DENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this Notice
is: July 5,2009.
Personal Representative:
/s/ M. Jean Rhodus
2632 Island Drive
Sebring, Florida 33872
Attorney for Personal Representative:
/s/ T. Renee Mussetter
Florida Bar No. 384186
361 Duke Road
Suite A
Lexington, Kentucky 40502
Telephone: (859)268-1047
July 5, 12, 2009

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. PC 09-255
IN RE: ESTATE OF
JOSEPH GILBERT CLAVETTE
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of Joseph
Gilbert Clavette, deceased, whose date of
death was March 13, 2009, is pending in the
Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of which Is 590
S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, Florida 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 SO FILED WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION
733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECE-
DENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this Notice
Is: July 5, 2009.
Personal Representative:
/s/ Alisha Clavette May 20, 2009
P.O. Box 132
Old Town, ME 04468
Attorney for Personal Representative:
/s/ Charlotte Stone
Charlotte Combs Stone
Attorney for Personal Representative
Florida Bar No. 21297
Law Offices of Joseph F. Pippen, Jr. &
Associates
3200 US Highway 27, Suite 304
Sebring, FL 33870
Telephone: (863) 402-5696
Fax: (863) 402-5697
July 5,12, 2009


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No. PC 09-258
IN RE: ESTATE OF
LOUIS F. KAVALIR
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(Summary Administration)
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DE-
MANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE:
You are hereby notified that an Order of
Summary Administration has been entered in
the estate of LOUIS F. KAVALIR, deceased,
File Number PC 09-258, by the Circuit Court
for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Divi-
sion, the address of which is Clerk of the
Court, Highlands County Courthouse, 530
South Commerce Avenue; that the decedent's
date of death was April 14, 2009; that the total
value of the estate Is approximately
$19,374.00 and that the names and addresses
of those to whom it has been assigned by
such order are:
Name Address
Evelyne Jurasek 326 Candlewick Dr. SE
Poplar Grove, Illinois 61065
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED
THAT:
All creditors of the estate of the decedent
and persons having claims or demands
against the estate of the decedent other than
those for whom provision for full payment
was made In the Order of Summary Adminis-
tration 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-
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 28, 2009.
Person Giving Notice:
Evelyn Jurasek
326 Candlewick Dr SE
Poplar Grove, IL 61065
Attorney for Person Giving Notice:
John K. McClure
Attorney for Petitioner
Florida Bar No. 286958
McClure & Lobozzo
211 S. Ridgewood Dr.
Sebring, FL 33870
Telephone: (863) 402-1888
Fax: (863) 402-2436
June 28; July 5, 2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. PC 09-231
IN RE: ESTATE OF
MEMORIAL A. DIBBLE
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of Memo-
rial A. Dibble, deceased, whose date of death
was May 11, 2009, is pending In the Circuit
Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which Is 590 S. Com-
merce Ave., Sebring, Florida 33870. The
names and addresses of the personal repre-
sentative and the personal representative's at-
torney 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


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OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION
733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECE-
DENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this Notice
is: July 5, 2009.
Personal Representative:
Is/ Mart D. Tasca
4323 Medina Way
Sebring, Florida 33875
Attorney for Personal Representative:
/s/ Charlotte Stone
Charlotte Combs Stone
Attorney for Personal Representative
Florida Bar No. 21297
Law Offices of Joseph F. Pippen, Jr. &
Associates
3200 US Highway 27, Suite 304
Sebring, FL 33870
Telephone: (863) 402-5696
Fax: (863) 402-5697
July 5,12, 2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, .
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.: 28-2008-CA-000585
WM SPECIALTY MORTGAGE LLC.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
PEDRO P. HERNANDEZ NK/A PEDRO
HERNANDEZ; BRIARWOOD VILLAS
CONDOMINIUM OWNERS' ASSOCIATION,
INC.; IBIS HERNANDEZ; JOHN DOE; JANE
DOI AS UNKNOWN TENANTS) IN.
POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY,
Defendants.
RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the 22nd
day of June 2009, and entered In Case No. 28-
2008-CA-000585, of the Circuit Court of the
10th Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands
County, Florida, wherein WM SPECIALTY
MORTGAGE LLC., Is the Plaintiff and PEDRO
P. HERNANDEZ AK/A PEDRO HERNANDEZ;
BRIARWOOD VILLAS CONDOMINIUM OWN-
ERS' ASSOCIATION, INC.; IBIS HERNANDEZ;
JOHN DOE; JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TEN-
ANT(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT
PROPERTY, are Defendants. I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for cash IN THE JURY
ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF
THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE,
430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING,
FL 33870, at 11:00'a.m. on the 21st day of Ju-
ly, 2009, the following described property as
set forth In said Final Judgment, to wit:
UNIT NO. 6, OF BRIARWOOD VILLAS
CONDOMINIUM, ACCORDING TO THE DEC-
LARATION OF CONDOMINIUM DATED JULY
2, 1980, AND RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RE-
CORDS BOOK 661, PAGE 562; AND AMEND-
ED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 944, PAGE
864, BOTH OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, TOGETHER
WITH AN UNDIVIDED INTEREST IN THE
COMMON ELEMENTS APPURTENANT
THERETO.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST
IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY,
OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF
THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE
A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), disabled per-
sons who, because of their disabilities, need
special accommodation to participate In this
proceeding should contact the ADA Coordina-
tor at 590 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL
33870 or Telephone (863) 471-5313 not later
than five business days prior to such proceed-
ing.
Dated this 22nd day of June, 2009.
ROBERT W. GERMAINE
Clerk Of The Circuit Court
By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
Deputy Clerk
Submitted by:
LAW OFFICE OF MARSHALL C. WATSON
1800 NW 49th Street, Suite 120
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
Telephone: (954) 453-0365
Facsimile: (954) 771-6052
Toll Free: 1-800-441-2438
08-15369
July 5,12, 2009


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PUBLIC NOTICE
PUBLIC AUCTION: JULY 27, 2009
AT 9.00A.M.
LOCATION: AVON TOWING, 1102 KERSEY
ST., AVON PARK, FL 33825
YEAR MAKE
1994 BUICK
VIN# 1G4HP52L9RH556448
YEAR MAKE
1997 FORD
VIN # 1FALP6530VK100020
July 5, 2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 08 1331 GCS
BRANCH BANKING AND TRUST COMPANY,
Plaintiff,
vs.
SANDRA JOHNSON; 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 OR AGAINST THE NAMED
DEFENDANTSS; VENUS CARIBBEAN GROUP
LLC; 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:
Lot4 4
A portion of Venus Plat No. 2, according
to the plat thereof, as recorded In Plat Book 2,
Page 32, of the Public Records of Highlands
County, Florida and being more particularly
described as follows:
Commence at the NW corner of said Ve-
nus Plat No. 2: Thence North 88 degrees 14
minutes 56 seconds East along the North lien
of said plat, a distance of 2906.08 feet to the
West right of way of. the Seaboard Railroad;
thence South 00 degrees 43 minutes 43 sec-
onds West along said West right of way, a
distance of 1622.50 feet to the point of begin-
ning; thence continue South 00 degrees 43
minutes 43 seconds West, a distance of
805.00 feet; thence North 89 degrees 16 ml-
nutes 17 seconds West, a distance of 545.00
feet; thence North 00,degrees 43 minutes 43
seconds East, a distance of 805.00 feet;
thence South 89 degrees 16 minutes 17 sec-
onds East, a distance of 545.00 feet to the
point of beginning.
To Include a:
unknown unknown VIN unknown un-
known
A/K/A
235 CR 731
VENUS, FL 33960
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 21,
2009.
DATED THIS 24TH 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 IIs pen-
dens, must file a claim within 60 days after
the sale.
Witness, my hand and seal of this
court on the 24th 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


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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.
July 5,12, 2009


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 2009-512-GCS
CITIFINANCIAL EQUITY SERVICES, INC.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
MICHAEL T. KOVACH JR., ESQ. AS
PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE ES-
TATE OF NELL RUTH CLINE A/K/A N. RUTH
CLINE; ELIZABETH DEMELO F/K/A
ELIZABETH M. BENNETT, HEIR; WESLEY
J. MILLER, HEIR; LINDA S. MILLER, HEIR;
DONNA J. CHASE F/K/A DONNA J. TAYLOR,
HEIR; DIANA L. MILLER F/K/A DIANA L.
OLMSTEAD, HEIR; 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 OR AGAINST THE NAMED
DEFENDANTSS; CAPITAL ONE BANK (USA),
N.A.; 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:
Unit 17-B, THE MANORS: Commence at
a point at the Intersection of the South line of
Lot 1, Block 7, Section 15, Township 33
South, Range 28 East, Highlands County, Flor-
ida, and the West right of way line of Lake
Avenue (said point being 25.00 feet West of
the centerline of Lake Avenue), thence run
West along the South line of Lot 1, Block 7 for
a distance of 388.00 feet; thence run North 0
degrees 02' East for a distance of 35.00 feet
for POINT OF BEGINNING; thence continue
North 0 degrees 02' East for a distance of
25.00 feet; thence West for a distance of
121.43 feet; thence South 2 degrees 18'37"
West for a distance of 25.02 feet; thence East
for a distance of 122.42 feet to POINT OF BE-
GINNING: All lying and being in Lot 1, Block
7, Section 15, Township 33 South; Range 28
East, Highlands County, Florida.
A/K/A
1402 N. Tropical Avenue
Avon Park, FL 33825
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 21,
2009.
DATED THIS 24TH 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 24th 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 () days prior to the proceed-
ings. If hearing Impaired, please call (800)
955-9771 (TDD) or (800) 955-8770 (voice),
via Florida Relay Service.
July 5,12, 2009


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT.
FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. PC 09-257
IN RE: ESTATE OF
WAYNE M. FRUSHOUR
Deceased. ..... ...
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
WAYNE M. FRUSHOUR, deceased, whose
date of death was July 23, 2008, and whose
Social Security Number is unknown, is pend-
ing in the Circuit Court for Hightands'C6hunty,
Florida, Probate Division, the.. address of
which is 590 S. Commerce 'Avenue, S&efilTg,
Florida 33870. The names and addresses of
the personal representatives 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
S3.MONTHS-AFTER-THE-T4ME-OF-THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM. -
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION
733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECE-
DENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this Notice
is: June 28, 2009.
Personal Representatives:
/s/ Mathew S. Frushour
2931 Pleasant Valley Road
Owensboro, Kentucky 42303
/s/ Gregory A. Frushour
10286 Pretty Lake Trail
Plymouth, Indiana 46563
Attorney for Personal Representative:
/s/ David F. Lanler
DAVID F. LANIER
Florida Bar No. 045399
P.O. Box 400
Avon Park, Florida 33826-0400
Telephone: (863) 453-4457
June 28;.July 5 2009

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1055 County legals
HIGHLANDS COUNTY .
LEGAL NOTICES
The following legal notices are from the Highlands
County Board of County Commissioners and are be-
ing published in the font, size, and leading as per their
specifications.
INVITATION TO BID
CITY OF SEBRING
SEBRING, FLORIDA
The City of Sebring will receive sealed bids in the City.
Purchasing Department for.
ITB #09-027: LANDMARK UTILITIES LIFT STATION
UPGRADES & CONNECTION TO CITY OF SEBRING
COLLECTION SYSTEM
Specifications & General Terms and Conditions may
be obtained from our website at mysebring.com or
by contacting Kirk Zlmmerman C(,PB by phone 863-
471-5110, Faxe63471-568, or emafit "krklrmier-
nanmysebring.com at the City purchasing office lo-
cated at 368 South Commerce Ave., Sebrting, L
33870. If obtaining documents via-the web site, it
shall be the bidders responsibility to check ..for
amendments/changes made to the document
Bid envelopes must be sealed and marked with the
bid number and name as to identify the enclosed bid.
Bids must be delivered to the City Of Sebring Pur-
chasing Office Attn: Kirk Zimmerman so as to reach
the said office no later than 2:00 PM, July 30, 2009,
of the official time clock in the purchasing office. Pro-
posals received later than the date and time specified
will be rejected. The City will hot be responsible-for
the late delivery of any bids that are incorrectly ad-
dressed, delivered in person, by mail, of any other
type of delivery service.
The submitting firm will be required to comply With all,
applicable laws; regulations-rules -and ordinances-of
local, state and federal authorities having jurisdiction,
including, but not limited to: all provisions of the Fed-
eral Government Equal Employment Opportunity
clauses issued by the Secretary of Labor on May 21,
1968 and published in the Federal Register (41 CFR
Part 60-1, 33 F.2 7804); aLprqvislJQns-of the EPublic-.
Entity Crimes (Fla. Stat. 287.133, et seq, as amended)
and the provisions in Fla. Stat. 287134,_etaseg, as
amended, regarding discrimination.
The Sebring City Council reserves the right to accept
or reject any or all bids or any parts Thereof; and the
award: if an award is made, will be made to the most
responsible bidder whose bid and qualifications Indi-
cate that the 'awafid'wlflibeTinffie-est intere-st oflie
City of Sebring. The council reserves the right to
waive irregularities in the bid.
Kirk Zimmerman, CPPB
Purchasing Agent
Sebring, Forida --


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Avon Park, FL 863-453-6674.
EOE, M/F, DFWP
COOK NEEDED for 104 bed Nursing Home,
FT, Flexible hours, Prior Healthcare experience
needed. Call 863-5200 ask for Peggy or send
resume to: Oaks at Avon
.1016 Hwy 27 N, Avon Park, FL 33825
I.. CORDINATOR FUR WEATHER1.ZATIUN/
- REHAB PROGRAM operated by Central
Campesino, Farmworkers' Center, need
recentexp. in construction, cost estimating,
building diagnostics/analysis, position req.
personal auto for daily travel (Charlotte &
Highlands area), ability to lift 50 lbs. several
times a day, ability to conduct diagnostic
tests on clients homes, mass calculations
and proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel
needed; must be able to work independently
and demonstrate a professional attitude,
working with clients, contractors and
following Regulatory procedures. Forward
resume and cover letter related to this
position and references to:
MRodriguez@CentraiCamoesino.ora.
No phtnie calls please. Position to begin
July 2009.-Salary $30-35K depending upon
.*-xerience + full benefits. DFWP, EOE
EXPERIENCED ELECTRICIAN HELPER
Drivers Lic required. .863-655-1125

HOME MANAGER Intermediate Care Facility
serving disabled adults Is seeking a manager
to supervise one of our 8 bed homes. We
offer a'friendly work environment, solid
benetil package and compeitiv S31alary.
SDegree andl/or evpererlence preierrea
.-Please contact LIdlya at 863-452-5141
S .or complete an application at:
55 E. Colleger, Avon Park, FL 33825.

LAMONT USA sees iull-time ana part-lime
entry positions in Customer Service We are
niring to start Immedialtelyt No previous
Ixnarlancl In Customer Service Is requlredi
Training will be provided to those who are
* C4dptedl Qalified candidates will be
considered on a first-come basis. There are
only a very limited number of positions
available''so qualified candidates should
apply immediately for a secured position
with the company! Apply now to
em oy~ient@lamontsysteminc.com or
lamoibs@gmail.com. You can also reach
us at 10800-7Q8-7619 and also fax resume.
'LITTLE DARLINGS DAYCARE taking applica-
tionisM director. Must be licensed. 863-201-
9100' '"

MEDICAID CASE worker. Bilingual Knowledge
ot Flonaa Medlcad. Good pay & Benaels ta,
resum i: 863-4V2-3197

The.School Board of
.Highlands County

BOOKKEEPER
VACANCY
Lake Placid High School

Pay: $11.16 - $12.31 hr
12 mo/8hrs per day
Benefits included


Cleared Background Check

rug Test 'Required. For
additional pre-employment
Information call
Human Resources
- (8S)"47T-5791

The School Board
of Highlands County Is an
EquaLQOpportunity Employment and
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Daily Work, Daily Pay
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6:00 A.M. Daily
Office Hours 6:00 A.M. - 6 P.M.

3735 Kenilworth Blvd.
471-2774
EOE/Drug Free Workplace

Professional Customer
Service Coordinator
A FT position has become available for a
customer Service Coordinator at Royal Care
of Avon Park. The candidate must be
organized and detailed in their work
performance. Excellent technical assessment,
computer skills and documentation skills are a
must. Apply in person at Royal Care Of Avon
Park, 1213 W Stratford Rd.,Avon Park, FL
(863) 453-6674. EOE, M/F, DFWP.

RN ONCOLOGY SPECIALIST
We offer competitive pay and a
comprehensive benefit package.
We are proud to be tobacco-free!
Apply online at ww.clark-dauohtrev.com
EOE/DFWP

RN WANTED for fast-paced medical
oncology/hematology office and treatrpent
center. Full time, Monday-Friday,
8 a.m.-5 p.m. Competitive benefits
and salary. Must be a self-starter and
able to multi-task. Fax resume to the office
of Amit I. Shah, M.D., P.A. @ 863-385-6086.


ROOFERS MECHANICS
Must have minimum 5 years experience in
shingles, metal & modified bitumin systems.
Good FL Drivers Lic. 863-385-0351.
DFWP

RX FOR SUCCESS
LPN's NEEDED - Avon Park Intermediate
Care Facility serving disabled adults is
seeking nurses for all shifts. Casual work
environment, benefit package and paid
training. Call Nina at 863-452-5141
or complete an application at:
55 E. College Dr., Avon Park, FL 33825.
Scott Bridge Company is taking applications
for experienced welders, carpenters, concrete
finishers. Health, Dental and 401(k) available.
S- DFWP; EOE, Call 912-437-3682 or fax us at
912-437-3683, leslie@scottbridge.com
SERVERS Needed -P/T, Day & Night Shifts
Experience Preferred. Apply in person,
Tues -Sat; 9-11AM or 2-5PM
- SpringLake Golf Resot.- HWY98
Call for directions only. 863-655-0900.
Telemarketlng/Sales position, FT, must be
able to work nights, M-F, great customer
service skills required, must be computer
literate, sales experience a BIG PLUS! Earning
potential $300-$700 per week commission
PLUS BONUSES, e-mail resume at
debtsettiers@live.com or fax to 866-338-8088

600 West College Drive
Avon Park, FL 33825
863)784-7132 * FAX (863) 784-7497
E-MAIL: jobs@southflodda.edu
www.southflorida.edu


MEDICAL SECRETARIAL INSTRUCTOR
Full-time, 10-month faculty position to teach in the Medical
Secretary program beginning in the Fall (August, 2009). Bachelor's
degree in related field required. Min. two years experience as a
medical secretary, medical office manage r related occupation
required, Teaching experience preferred. Competitive salary plus
a comprehensive benefits package, including retirement,
health/life Insurance, and sick leave. Application review will begin
July 13, 2009. Open until filled. Application forms available in
Human Resources, Building I (Avon Park), at any SFCC
camnpus/enter, and on our Web site.
SFCC IS AN EQUAL ACCESS/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY INSTITUTION


600 West College Drive
Avon Park, FL 33825
SI. (863)784-7132 * FAX (863) 784-7497
wTlimr PFLORIDA E-MAIL: Jobs@southflorilda.edu
.COMM"ITY COLLEGE www.southflorlda.edu

PART-TIME INSTRUCTORS
Partitime instructors are needed to teach in the following
areas starting in August:
English - Must have a master's degree in English (or 18 grad-
uate semester hours in English and a master's degree).
Teaching experience preferred; Daytime and evening classes
available.
Business - Master's degree in Business Administration or
directly related field required. Related occupational experi-
ence required. Teaching experience preferred. Daytime class-
es In Business Law, Introduction to Business, and
Management & Supervision.
Electrical Distribution (Hardee Campus) - Associate's degree
in Electrical Distribution and two years of in-field experience
required. (Extensive in-field experience may substitute for
degree requirement. Evening classes.
Visit our website www.southflorida.edlu for detailed position
announcements and other current position vacancies. SFCC
is always seeking qualified individuals to enhance and
increase our pool. of part-time faculty.
800C IS AN EQUAL ACCESS/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY INSTITUTION


2250 Schools & Instruction
HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA! Fast
Affordable & Accredited. FREE Brochure.
Call NOWI 1-800-532-6546 x 412
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2300 Work Wanted
WILL CARE FOR YOUR CHILD in my home.
Clean non-smokino environment. Please call
to schedule Interview. 863-443-7453.


3200 Investments
REPUTABLE, local, long-time real estate
buyer looking for private financing. Will pay
7% for 5 years, secured by a 1st mortgage
and will personally sign promissory note.
Local attorney will handle paperwork,
References will be provided from other
private lenders. Call 863-381-1848




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


10:00 am OR 6:00 pm
I lost 155 lbs. in 12 months!
Will teach you how.
CALL ME: 863-414-4066

The Key to your Security
is who has a key to your
home or office.
Re-key now,

Call Bryan @ AHM Door & Lock



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Flexible Hours
To Accommodate You.

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TRACTOR SERVICES

* Bush Hogging

* Box Blading

* Light Land Clearing

863-449-0114


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

863-465-1124

Paw-per's Choice
Dog Grooming

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4 ' Taragayle Mitchell
- Hours by Appointment Only


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3250 Loans & Savings
MONEY PROBLEMS? Reduce Your debt by
60%. Bill Consolidation! Loans!
Mortgage Reduction! Good/Bad Credit.
$2,000 - $300,000. No application fees. 98%
approval rate. 1-800-764-5603
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4040 Homes For Sale
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foreclosure listing or Highlands Counties Best
Deals!! To sign up to receive these daily in
your email inbox, contact me and I'll
personally see to it! Call me at 863-381-0400
or send me an email immediately at
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MAINTENANCE
Interior/Exterior
Basic Home Repairs, Handyman
Kitchen/Bath Remodels
Mobile Home Repairs
Licensed and Insured


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* Animal Photography
863-253-0838


FREEDOM LAWN CARE
Senior Discount
Professional Service
Low Prices
Landscaping
Free Estimate
Licensed and Insured
CALL 863-655-2526


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leaking?


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Maybe it is rotten?

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New Classes Every Monday irneit Firsica
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Install doors, windows,
flooring, minor electric &
plumbing and more!
Licensed & Insured
Call 863-452-5201
or
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4100 Homes for Sale
4100 VLake Placid
NEW MODEL
REDUCED BY $81K. Split Plan
3BR, 2BA, 2CG, Lg. Screened Porch,
Cathedral Ceilings, Plant Shelves, Very
Large Rooms. Walking distance to
Placid Lakes Park and Boat Ramp.
Deeded Lake June access.
NOW $199,000
620 CATFISH CREEK ROAD
PLACID LAKES SUBDIVISION
Meyer Homes, Inc.
863-414-4075 or 863-465-7338
4170 Lakefront Property
4 17 For Sale
AVON PARK HISTORIC LAKE BYRD
100 ft Lakefront, Lake View & Lake Access.
Ready to build, startling @$59,000.
Financing available. Only 2 miles N.
of Downtown Avon Park. on US 27.
Call David @ 863-452-2536.

4300 Oofow Pop
GEORGIA:
SHORT SALE 600ac Plantation 70 mi East
of Atlanta. 11 Bedrooms, w/Caretaker
Housing, Barn, Kennels 25ac lake/pond.
Sell Next 30 Days $2,875,000
404-354-5872
SELL/RENT YOUR TIMESHARE NOWII!
Maintenance fees to high? Need Cash?
Sell your unused timeshare today.
No Commissions or Broker Fees.
Free Consultation www.sellatimeshare.com
1-877-494-8246


5000'
Mobile Homes


5050


Mobile Homes
For Sale


1 & 2 BEDROOM homes avail. in Senior Adult
rental park, friendly park, planned activities,
close to shopping and hospital, reasonable lot
rent, SWG incl. Call for info 863-385-7034
AVON PARK - $34,900 Older Mobile Home &
Land, 2BR 1BA, C/H/A, 2225 Snell Road, off
Estates, owner will finance.10% down,
$305 mo., Call 863-581-9671
Foreclosures, Dealer Repo's, & Short Sales
Singles, Doubles, Modulars
On Your Lot
LOW Interest Rates
1-800-622-2832
Palm Harbor
3/2 HUGE, Loaded
On your lot
14 houses to choose from
Starting at $399 per month
800-622-2832
Palm Harbor 3/2 Singlewide
Introductory Model $299/mo wac
On Your Lot
10 models to choose from
Call 1-800-622-2832 ext. 210

00 0


SEBRING - Your chance to retire in your own
retreat on one of the purest lakes in Central
Florida. Fisherman's paradise, handyman's
dream, we have a mobile home waiting for
your love and creative genius at a 55+ park.
Call Tim and Coral at 863-382-1914

SEBRING 2002 PARK MODEL
in Sunny Pines MHP. Like new, W/D, lots of
-extras. Clubhouse, pool, lots of activities.
$27,500. Please call 863-385-3029.

5100 Mobile Home
10 Lots for Sole
AVON PARK - 3/4 Acre Mobile Home or
Residential lot. All cleared....HIGH & DRY.
Country Setting. Shade trees. Conveniently
located between Avon Park & Sebring.
$2$,500. 863-235-0591, leave message.
S515 - Mobile Homes
5 I For Rent
AVON PA=K- S WOL 2B, 1W
: parttIlmaob , A/11,
S40M., $no4dMoom
0 863-6 -4625.
- SEBRING - Nice Mobile Home 2BR/2BA,
$500 mo. No sec., no last. East of Sebring.
(863) 381-4110


SEBRING AREA-Furnished starting
@ $280/mo. 2 & 1/BR available.
Easy move-in rates.
Cal lRR3-382-9542.


6000
Rentals.


6050 Duplexes for Rent
AVON PARK - 28R 1 BA, W/D connection,
water & garbage pickup provided, quiet dead-
end street, safe neighborhood, beautiful lake
view, small pets OK, $500 + sec. References
required, Gigi @ 863-453-4914 or 414-2871
LAKE PLACID Clean.& Quiet 2BR, 2BA Duplex
on canal with dock. $675 month. Call 954-
336-5570 or 786-315-3613.
SEBRING - 2/2/1 + bonus room, fenced back
yard, clean, quiet neighborhood. Behind
Harder Hall, Please call after 5:30 pm
or leave message at 863-385-2272
SEBRING - 2BR 1BA located near Lakeshore
Mall. Screened porch, laundry room, $500
per month + utilities. NO PETS, $450 sec.
deposit. Call 863-452-1927
SEBRING - Beautiful 2BR 1BA 2CP duplex;
great location, close to US 27, screen porch,
new carpet, app. incl., ceiling fans, NC, no
smoke, $550 mo. + security. Call 305-490-
5399

01j Villas & Condos
6100 For Rent
AVON PARK - Small 2BR 1BA, quiet
neighborhood, SUPER CLEAN, fenced back
yard, screened porch, great for couples, small
pets OK, smoking OK, $375/mo., 1st, last, +
security. Please call 954-854-1938.
6150 Furnished
Apartments
SEBRING - Large 1 BR 1BA, furn, W/G/S pd,
near Sheriff's Dept, corner Nasturtium & Or-
ange, $450 mo. + $450 sec. deposit, no pets,
background check required, 863-382-8658
2 006 Unfurnished
620 Apartments
*** Key Lake Villas***
Sebring- Orange Blossom Estates
S 2/1 townhouses on Lake.
Clean, quiet, screened in porch,
outside patio, W/D hookup. $585.
1st month & sec. (863) 465-2740


News-Sun * Sunday, July 5, 2009


6200 Unfumished
620 Apartments
AVON PARK - Apartment with balcony
overlooking Lake Verona and City Park
Laundry Facilities, $365/mo.
100 E. Main St.
863-453-8598
BEAUTIFUL APTS
2BR 1 BA, tile floors, air conditioned, screen
back porch, beautiful landscaping, $695 mo.
Pets OK, 3106 Medical Way. (863)446-122
BEAUTIFUL APTS
2BR 1BA, tile floors, screen back porch,
beautiful landscaping, building 5 yrs. new,
Pets OK, $695 mo, 3106 Medical Way
(863) 446-1822
DINNER LAKE AREA, Sebring. 1 & 2 bedroom
apartments. $495 - $600/mo. Includes water,
large rooms, fresh paint & tile floors.
Call Gary Johnson
@ 863-381-1861
4 .






FABULOUS
3 Bedroom, 2 Bath Apartment
in Harder Hall area. 1500 sq ft living space,
breakfast bar, roman tub, private patio,
1 car garage. $875 including water.
863-414-7021
HERON'S LANDING
1 Herons Landing Lane
Lake Placid FL. 33852
Accepting Applications
Affordable - Income Based Units
Great Location: Located next to Post Office
Elderly age 62 & over,
Handicapped or Disabled
with or without children
Garden Apartments: 1 BR $446 - $573
2BR $525 - $686
863-699- 2899 or T.D.D. 800-955-8771.


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



LIVEAT quiet Dinner Lake Villas at 2800 St.
Rd. 17 N., Laundromat on premises, good
parking & large beach. Spotless and new
paint, garbage & water Incl. We can not ac-
commodate children or pets. $30 application
fee, no criminal history and fair credit. Cute
1/1 completely furnished $475. Large 1/1 un-
furnished $450; 2/2 untumise $425, perfect
for students. Annual lease. 863-381-3610
MOVE-IN
SPECIAL
$499.00
LEMON TREE APTS.
Single story 1 bedrooms w/private patio, re-
frig, stove, microwave, washer/dryer. WSG
incl. Pets OK, quiet friendly Avon Park Com-
munty Call 386-503-895

PARK PLAZA
APARTMENT HOMES
IN AVON PARK
***GRAND OPENING***
BRAND NEW spacious
2BR 2BA Garden
Apartments
Only 4 Units Left!
!!!Move-In Specials!!!
Call Now 305-335-2227
Immediate Occupancy



6250 Furnished Houses
AP-2BR/1BA located in Avon Park Lakes.
$500/mo. 1st, last & sec. Call 863-452-1632.
SEBRING - Lovely Golf Hammock home com-
pletely furnished with 'new equipment & fur-
nishings is available rent free for moderate
obligations and responsibilities which can be
described by calling Dr. Clarence Johnson at
863-471-6357
SEBRING: 3BA, 2BA, Pool Home;
2BR, 28A, 2CG split-plan, large yard.
$690-890 Plus utilities. Lawn service
Included, MOVE IN READY!
Call 863-458-0867 or 863-382-1080.

6300 Unfurnished Houses
2BR/1BA home recently
remodeled. New carpet & paint.
$400/mo, 1st, last & sec.
Call863-991-5159.
AVON PARK - House for rent.
4BR/2BA Unfurnished.
$825/mo. 324 Wilhite St.
Avon Park. Call 863-443-8272
or 863-443-1220
LAKE PLACID - Do you need a clean 3BR 2BA
home? We have large quality-built 1-3 yr. new
homes available in nice locations. Rent from
$850 mo., non-smokers, call for details.
863-441-2844 or
863-465-3838
LAKE PLACID -'Do you need a clean 3BR 2BA
home? We have large quality-built 1-3 yr. new
homes available in nice locations. Rent from
$850 mo., non-smokers, call for details.
863-441-2844 or 863-465-3838


NEWER HOME in Excellent condition. L.P 2/2
w/1.5CG. Tiled in living area, large fenced
yard, W/D, great neighborhood, near Lake
Istopoka, Rental $750/mo. or sell $130K.
Call Mayra now at 954-608-7878
SEBRING
2BR, 1BA, 1CG
3437 Sparta Circle,
$650/mo + $600 sec.
Call Steve, 863-385-3101.


6300 Unfurnished Houses
SEBRING - 2BR/1 BA, energy efficient, no sec.
$700/mo. East of Sebring, Call 863-381-4110

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
multiple houses for rent. New and remodeled.
2/BR 2BA and 3BR 2BA, from $690 and up.
In Su'n Lake area, close to Florida Hospital.
Call 863-382-2239 or 786-457-3223
SEBRING -CUTE 2DR. 1BA near
Fireman's Field. Carport, screened patio,
large back yard.....GREAT LOCATIONI
$600/mo., lease opton, security required.
863-446-1861 .
SEBRING -CUTE 2BR. 1BA near -
Fireman's Field. Carport, screened patio,
large back yard.....GREAT LOCATIONI
$600/mo., lease option, security required.
863-446-1861
SEBRING 3BR, 2BA, 1CG.
$900 month, + 1st, last & security.

last & security.
Call 863-385-2606, ask for Andres
SEBRING: LAKE JOSEPHINE HEIGHTS
LARGE 4BR. 2BA. family room, dining
room, new tile floors, large yard.
$7 00/mo. 1st and last. 863-446-1861


7000
Merchandise


7040 Appliances
FISHER & PAYKEL
Top Loading, High Capacity Washer & Dryer.
** EcoSmart Technolongy **
Barely Used - Excellent Condition. $900.
Call 863-385-3258, leave message.

7 140 Computers & Supplies
GET A NEW COMPUTER
Brand Name laptops & Desktops
BAD or NO Credit - No Problem
Smallest weekly payments avail.
Its Yours NOW 1-800-932-3721


71 80 Furniture

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

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

West Coast Furniture
5535 US Hwy 27, South
Sebring, FL 33870
863-382-7666

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


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

7300 Miscellaneous
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23 PORCELAIN birds from Lenox Songbird
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3 TON central air conditioner, $300
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TWO-DRAWER OAK filing cabinet, $25, 863-
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9200 Trucks
2004 FORD F-150 XLT Supercab 5.4, Silver,
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Cruise, Multi-Compact Disc, Pickup Shell/Cap,
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$15,995. Call Sarasota Ford @ 888-745-3389.
9440 Sport Utility
9440 Vehicles
1999 CHEVY TRACKER
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2006 CHEVY TRAILBLAZER LS Grey, ABS,
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2008 FORD ESCAPE HYBRID Black, ABS
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CD, Pwr Windows/Locks/Seats. Privacy Glass,
Roof Rack, Tilt Wheel, Leather. $17,995.
Call Sarasota Ford @ 888-745-3389.


7400 Lawn &Garden 9450 Automotive forSale


HUSQVARNA LAWN TRACTOR, KOHLER
ENGINE, 46" blade, 28 hp, like new, $995,
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7520 Pets & Supplies
CHIHUAHUA PUPPIES, BD 4/23/09
$400 each. 1 male, 3 females. Health certified.
Call 863-382-9399.
COCKATIELS, Pair w/Lg. cage on stand, $125.
Ringneck parakeet, green Male
w/Lg. cage on stand, $200
Call 863-471-3183


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


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8400 Recretional Vehicles
2004 5TH wheel by THOR, sleeps 6,
very good condition
$7,000 OBO, 863-382-864


9000
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9100 Motorcyes & ATVs
2004 KAWASAKI 360 4x4
Low hours, Garage kept.
LIKE NEW! $4,000. Sell or Trade.
863-699-6541.


1998 SAAB 9000 TURBO Black, Auto, ABS,
A/C, Alloy Wheels, Cruise Control, Dual Power
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There's some special deer
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Marks National Wildlife
Refuge (NWR) and a unique
hunt that occurs on the
island of St. Vincent NWR.
There are two archery
hunts, two general gun hunts
and one mobility-impaired
gun hunt on the St. Marks
NWR, whieh"6bvers 60,000
acres in W.aku,.la, Jefferson
and Taylor counties.
- The five-day archery
hUnts foi white-tailed deer
and wild hogs take place
Oct. 27-31 in the Panacea
Unit and Nov. 3-7 in the
Wakulla Unit.
There are 120 permits
available for each hunt at
$15 each.
The two general gun hunts
are both three days long and
also take place on the area's
two units - Wakulla (Dec.*
12-14) and Panacea (Dec.
18-20).
There are 150 permits
available for the Wakulla
Unit and 75 for the Panacea
Unit. These permits cost
$15.
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impaired gun hunt is for
hunters who are certified by
the FWC as mobility-
impaired. .
It takes place on thel '
Panacea Unit Dec. 12-14,
and 15 permits are available
- again, $15 if you get
drawn.
Camping is not allowed on
the St. Marks NWR.
For hunters looking to
rough it a bit more and go
after some truly "big game,"


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Tony Young
the 12,490-acre, undevel-
oped, barrier island of St.
Vincent NWR in Franklin
County is where the hunt's
on for the enormous, import-
ed sambar deer.
These reddish-brown deer,
which are actually in the elk
family, are native to
Southeast Asia and were
introduced on the island in
1908.
They can.measure 6 feet
tall at the shoulder and
weigh more than 700
pounds!
You also can harvest wild
hogs on this hunt. Only
bows and muzzleloaders are
allowed.
Hunters with a Disabled
Crossbow Permit may use
crossbows.
The primitive weapon
sambar deer/wild hog hunt
takes place Dec. 3-5, and
there are 175 permits avail-
able, costing $25.
Hunters who drew this
hunt last year aren't eligible
to apply this year.
The bag limit on sambars
is two (male or female), and
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News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE
Dalton Helvey runs out of room in his pursuit of a Macho Estremera home run in Okeechobee's six-run fourth inning.



'It just wasn't meant to be'

Sebring falls in district title tilt to Okeechobee


News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE
Gus Garcia got the game started right, singling to lead
things off and soon scoring on a Mark Greenauer dou-
ble.


By DAN HOEHNE
daniel.hoehne@newssun.com
SEBRING - Momentum
has a shelf life'.
After consecutive days of
rain pushed back the District
8 Dixie Boys (14s) ourna-
ment title game, the momen-
tum Sebring had gained in
its' Monday-night win over
Okeechobee seemed to be
washed away in Friday's 11-
1, five-inning loss.
"If we had played that
game Wednesday, we had a
real good shot to finish
them," head coach Tim Smith
said. "We beat them the first
time and, except for a bad
inning where we let them
back in, it wasn't a close
game. But we didn't show up
to play and it just wasn't
meant to be."
Initially, it looked like the
momentum had carried over
as Gus Garcia got things
started right of the bat with a
lead-off single to open the
game.
Two outs later, Mark
Greenauer laced a double to
left to bring Garcia around
for the quick, 1-0 lead.
Alas, those would turn out
to be the only hits of the
game for the junior Blue


Streaks, with only two walks
in the second and a hit bats-
man in the fourth getting
Sebring any runners the rest
of the way.
Okeechobee answered in
the first, tying things up-on a
Tyler Barber double to right.
Barber would turn out to
be a one-man wrecking crew
as he went the whole way on
the mound, giving up just the
two hits, two walks and hit
batter while striking out
seven.
He. was a potent force
offensively too, rapping out
four hits, three double, six
RBI along with the game-
winning, mercy-rule single to
seal the victory.
The big inning for
Okeechobee was the fourth
as, with a 4-1 lead, they all
but ended it with six runs
coming across.
Mach,Estremera blasted a
one-out solo home run to
center to get things started.
One out and two base run-
ners later, Barber belted his
second double to bring two
in..
David Coleman then plated
Barber with a single before
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Foggy Firecracker 5K draws 230+


News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE
More than 230 runners break out of the starting gate through and early morning fog to run the 15th annual
Firecracker 5K Saturday morning at Highlands Hammock. The fundraising event drew one of it's largest crowds with
the proceeds going to the Avon Park High School cross-country teams. See page four for the men's and women's over-
all winners.









News-Sun * Sunday, July 5, 2009


THE SCOREBOARD


AMERICAN LEAGUE
East Division
W L Pet GB
Boston 48 31 .608 -
New York 46 33 .582 2
Tampa Bay 44 37 .543 5
Toronto 42 39 .519 7
Baltimore 36 44 .45012 1/2
Central Division
W L Pct GB
Detroit 44 35 .557 -
Chicago 42 38.5252 1/2
Minnesota 41 40 .506 4
Kansas City 33 46 .418 11 -
Cleveland 32 49 .395 13
West Division
W L Pet GB
Los Angeles 43 35 .551 -
Texas 43 35 .551 -
Seattle 41 38.51921/2
Oakland 33 45 .423 10
Friday's Games
N.Y. Yankees 4, Toronto 2
Cleveland 15, Oakland 3
Seattle 7, Boston 6, 11 innings
Texas 3, Tampa Bay 1
Chicago White Sox 5, Kansas City 0
Detroit 11, Minnesota 9,16 innings
Baltimore 6, L.A. Angels 4
Saturday's Games
Seattle at Boston, late
Toronto at N.Y. Yankees, late
Chicago White Sox at Kansas City, late
Detroit at Minnesota, late
Oakland at Cleveland, late
Tampa Bay at Texas, late
Baltimore at L.A. Angels, late
Sunday's Games
Oakland at Cleveland, 1:05 p.m.
Toronto at N.Y. Yankees, 1:05 p.m.
Seattle at Boston, 1:35 p.m.
Chicago White Sox at Kansas City, 2:10
p.m.
Detroit at Minnesota, 2:10 p.m.
Baltimore at L.A. Angels, 3:35 p.m.
Tampa Bay at Texas, 8:05 p.m.
LEAGUE LEADERS
BATTING-ISuzuki, Seattle, .367;
Rolen, Toronto, .332; MiCabrera,
Detroit, .325; Crawford, Tampa Bay,
.319; Figgins, Los Angeles, .315;
MYoung, Texas, .312; Morneau,
Minnesota, .311.
RUNS-Damon, New York, 58; CPena,
Tampa Bay, 58; BRoberts, Baltimore,
58; Scutaro, Toronto, 58; Figgins, Los
Angeles, 57; Pedroia, Boston, 57;
Kinsler, Texas, 56.
RBI--Bay, Boston, 70; Morneau,
Minnesota, 65; Longoria, Tampa Bay,
63; Teixeira, New York, 61; TorHunter,
Los Angeles, 59; VMartinez, Cleveland,
57; AHill, Toronto, 56.
HITS-ISuzuki, Seattle, 115; AHill,
Toronto, 104; Crawford, Tampa Bay,
103; Cano, New York, 97; MYoung,
Texas, 96; MiCabrera, Detroit, 95;
Figgins, Los Angeles, 95; Lind, Toronto,
95; Markakis, Baltimore, 95; Morneau,
Minnesota, 95.
DOUBLES-Byrd, Texas, 26; Lind,
Toronto, 25; Markakis, Baltimore, 25;
BRoberts, Baltimore, 25; Longoria,
Tampa Bay, 24; Scutaro, Toronto, 24;
MYoung, Texas, 24.
TRIPLES-DeJesus, Kansas City, 6;
Andrus, Texas, 5; Bloomquist, Kansas
City, 5; Crisp, Kansas City, 5; Cuddyer,
Minnesota, 5; Figgins, Los Angeles, 5;
JAnderson, Detroit, 4; Gardner, New
York, 4; Span, Minnesota, 4; Zobrist,
Tampa Bay, 4.
HOME RUNS-CPena, Tampa Bay, 23;
Branyan, Seattle, 20; Teixeira, New
York, 20; Bay, Boston, 19; NCruz,
Texas, 19; AHill, Toronto, 19; Kinsler,
Texas, 19; Momeau, Minnesota, 19.
STOLEN BASES-Crawford, Tampa
Bay, 40; Ellsbury, Boston, 34; BUpton,
Tampa Bay, 29; Figgins, Los Angeles,
24; BAbreu, Los Angeles, 17; Bartlett,
Tampa Bay, 17; Gardner, New York, 17;
Jeter, New York, 17; ISuzuki, Seattle,
17.
PITCHING -Halladay, Toronto, 10-2;
Slowey, Minnesota, 10-3; Wakefield,
Boston, 10-3;'Greinke, Kansas City, 10-
4; Beckett, Boston, 9-3; Buehrle,
Chicago, 8-2; JerWeaver, Los Angeles,
8-3.
STRIKEOUTS-Verlander,. Detroit, 130;
Greinke, Kansas City, 120; FHernandez,
Seattle, 114; Lester, Boston, 114;
Beckett, Boston, 99; ABurnett, New
York, 99; Halladay, Toronto, 95.
SAVES-Fuentes, Los Angeles, 23;
Nathan, Minnesota, 21; MaRivera, New
York, 21; Papelbon, Boston, 20; Jenks,
Chicago, 19; Sherrill, Baltimore, 18;
Rodney, Detroit, 17.
NATIONAL LEAGUE
East Division
W L Pet GB
Philadelphia 40 37 .519 -
Florida 41 40 .506 1
Atlanta 39 40 .494 2
New York 39 40 .494 2
Washington 22 55 .286 18
Central Division
W L Pct GB
St. Louis 44 38 '.537 -
Milwaukee 42 38 .525 1
Chicago 39 38.5062 1/2
Cincinnati 39 39 .500 3
Houston 38 40.487 4
Pittsburgh 37 43 .463 6
West Division
W L Pet GB
Los Angeles 51 29 .638 -
San Francisco 43 36.5447 1/2
Colorado 42 37 .5328 1/2 '
San Diego 34 45.43016 1/2
Arizona 31 49 .388 20
Friday's Games
Chicago Cubs 2, Milwaukee 1,10
innings
Pittsburgh 7, Florida 4
Atlanta 9, Washington 8
Philadelphia 7, N.Y. Mets 2
St. Louis 7, Cincinnati 4
Colorado 5, Arizona 0
L.A. Dodgers 6, San Diego 3
San Francisco 13, Houston 0
Saturday's Games
Atlanta at Washington, late


Milwaukee at Chicago Cubs, late
St. Louis at Cincinnati, late
Houston at San Francisco, late
L.A. Dodgers at San Diego, late
N.Y. Mets at Philadelphia, late
Pittsburgh at Florida, late
Arizona at Colorado, late
Sunday's Games
Pittsburgh at Florida, 1:10 p.m.
St. Louis at Cincinnati, 1:10 p.m.
Atlanta at Washington, 1:35 p.m.
N.Y. Mets at Philadelphia, 1:35 p.m.
Milwaukee at Chicago Cubs, 2:20 p.m.
Arizona at Colorado, 3:10 p.m.


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SUNDAY
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PGA - AT&T National ................ CBS
LPGA - Jamie Farr Classic .......... ESPN2


MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL
SUNDAY
2 p.m. Chicago White Sox at Kansas City....... WGN
2 p.m. Milwaukee at Chicago Cubs ........... TBS
8 p.m. Tampa Bay at Texas................ ESPN
MONDAY
7 p.m. Atlanta at Chicago Cubs ............. ESPN
10 p.m. Florida at San Francisco .............. SUN
TUESDAY
7 p.m. Toronto at Tampa Bay ............... SUN
8 p.m. Atlanta at Chicago Cubs ............. WGN


SOCCER
TUESDAY
7 p.m. Nicaragua vs. Mexico ................ UNI


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TENNIS
SUNDAY
Wimbledon, Men's Final. ........... NBC
Times, games, channels all subject to change


Houston at San Francisco, 4:05 p.m.
L.A. Dodgers at San Diego, 4:05 p.m.
LEAGUE LEADERS
BATTING-HaRamirez, Florida, .344;
Pujols, St. Louis, .336; Beltran, New
York, .336; DWright, New York, .333;
Tejada, Houston, .329; Sandoval, San
Francisco, .329; Hawpe, Colorado, .328.
RUNS-Pujols, St. Louks, 63; Braun,
Milwaukee, 56; Utley, Philadelphia, 55;
Victorino, Philadelphia, 54; Werth,
Philadelphia, 54; Zimmerman,
Washington, 54; Ibanez, Philadelphia,
51; Reynolds, Arizona, 51; DWright,
New York, 51.
RBI--Pujols, St. Louis, 82; Fielder,
Milwaukee, 75; Howard, Philadelphia,
60; Ibanez, Philadelphia, 59; Braun,
Milwaukee, 58; HaRamirez, Florida,
58; Dunn, Washington, 57; Reynolds,
Arizona, 57.
HITS-Tejada, Houston, 103;
HaRamirez, Florida, 101; DWright,
New York, 99; Braun, Milwaukee, 97;
FSanchez, Pittsburgh, 96; Victorino,
Philadelphia, 93; Zimmerman,
Washington, 93.
DOUBLES-HaRamirez, Florida, 26;
Tejada, Houston, 26; Hawpe, Colorado,
25; FSanchez, Pittsburgh, 25; Sandoval,
San Francisco, 23; DWright, New York,
23; 5 tied at 22.
TRIPLES-Bourn, Houston, 6;
Victorino, Philadelphia, 6; Kemp, Los
Angeles, 5; McCutchen, Pittsburgh, 5;
Morgan, Washington, 5; GParra,
Arizona, 5; 6 tied at 4.
HOME RJUNS-Pujols, St. Louis, 31;
AdGonzalez, San Diego, 24; Ibanez,
Philadelphia, 22; Reynolds, Arizona, 22;
Dunn, Washington, 21; Fielder,
Milwaukee, 21; Howard, Philadelphia,
20.
STOLEN BASES-Bourn, Houston, 26;
Pierre, Los Angeles, 22; DWright, New
York, 20; Kemp, Los Angeles, 19;
Morgan, Washington, 19; Bonifacio,
Florida, 17; Taveras, Cincinnati, 15.
PITCHING -Marquis, Colorado, 10-5;
Cain, San Francisco, 9-2; Billingsley,
Los Angeles, 9-4; JSantana, New York,
9-6; Lincecum, San Francisco, 8-2;
Cook, Colorado, 8-3; Cueto, Cincinnati,
8-4.
STRIKEOUTS-Lincecum, San
Francisco, 132; JVazquez, Atlanta, 130;
Gallardo, Milwaukee, 114; Haren,
Arizona, 113; Billingsley, Los Angeles,
110; JSantana, New York, 104;
Wainwright, St. Louis, 101.
SAVES-Bell, San Diego, 22;
FrRodriguez, New York, 21; BWilson,
San Francisco, 21; Broxton, Los
Angeles, 20; Franklin, St. Louis, 20;
Cordero, Cincinnati, 19; Street,
Colorado, 19.


EASTERN CONFERENCE
W L T PtsGF GA
D.C. 5 3 8 23 25 24
Columbu- 5 3 7 22 21 20
Toronto FC 6 6 4 22 21 25
Chicago 5 3 6 21 21 19
Kansas City 5 5 4 19 19 17
New England 4 4 4 16 15 20
New York 2 12 4 10 14 28
WESTERN CONFERENCE
W L T Pts GF GA
Houston 8 3 4 28 20 10
Chivas USA 8 4 3 27 19 12
Seattle 6 3 7 25 24 15
Colorado 5 3 6 21 21 18
Real Salt Lake 5 6 4 19 22 17
Los Angeles 3 3 9 18 17 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.
Friday's Game
San Jose at Real Salt Lake, 10 p.m.
Saturday's Games
D.C. United at Columbus, late
Chicago at Colorado, late
Houston at Kansas City, late
New York at FC Dallas, late
New England at Los Angeles, late
Saturday, July 11
Houston at Seattle, 4 p.m.
Kansas City at New England, 4 p.m.
Columbus at Chicago, 8 p.m.
FC Dallas at Colorado, 9:30 p.m.
Toronto FC at San Jose, 10:30 p.m.


Los Angeles at Chivas USA, 11 p.m.


EASTERN CONFERENCE
W L Pct GB
Indiana 7 2 .778 -
Chicago 6 4 .6001.1/2
Washington 5 4 .556 2
Connecticut 4 4 .5002 1/2
Atlanta 5 6 .455 3
New York 3 6 .333 4
Detroit 2 6 .2504 1/2
WESTERN CONFERENCE
W L Pct GB
Minnesota 7 4 .636 -
Phoenix 7 4 .636 -
Seattle 6 4 .600 1/2
San Antonio 4 4 .5001 1/2
Los Angeles 3 5 .3752 1/2
Sacramento 2 8 .2004 1/2
Friday's Games
Atlanta 72, Washington 65
San Antonio 85, Chicago 72
Saturday's Games
No games scheduled
Sunday's Games
Atlanta at Indiana, 6 p.m.
Connecticut at Detroit, 6 p.m.
Phoenix at Los Angeles, 9:30 p.m.


BASEBALL
American League
LOS ANGELES ANGELS-Recalled 2b
Howie Kendrick from Salt Lake City
(PCL). Optioned INF Sean Rodriguez to
Salt Lake City.
MINNESOTA TWINS-Recalled LHP
Brian Duensing from Rochester (IL).
Assigned LHP Sean Henn outright to
Rochester. Placed RHP Kevin Slowey
on the 15-day DL. Called up RHP
Anthony Swarzak from Rochester.
SEATTLE MARINERS-Activated RHP
Shawn Kelley from the 15-day DL.
Optioned INF Mike Carp to Tacoma
(PCL).
TORONTO BLUE JAYS-Purchased the
contract of OF Dave Dellucci from Las
Vegas (PCL). Designated INF-OF Russ
Adams for assignment.
National League
ATLANTA BRAVES-Placed 2B Kelly
Johnson on the 15-day DL. Purchased
the contract of INF Brooks Conrad
from Gwinnett (IL).
CINCINNATI REDS-Placed INF Danny
Richar on the 15-day DL. Activated 3B
Edwin Encarnacion from the 60-day
DL.
HOUSTON ASTROS-Agreed to terms
with RHP Alexander Martinez, LHP
Kilby Pena, RHP Enderson Franco, INF
Luca Martone and INF Yonathan Mejia.
SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS-Optioned
2B Malt Downs to Fresno (PCL)..
Activated INF Rich Aurilia from the
bereavement list.
WASHINGTON NATIONALS-Agreed to
terms with RHP A.J. Morris and LHP
Paul Applebee.
Eastern League
TRENTON THUNDER-Announced OF
Richie Robnett has been assigned to
the team from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre
(IL). Announced RHP Jason Johnson
has been assigned to Scranton/Wilkes-
Barre and OF Jack Rye has been
assigned to Tampa (FSL).
American Association
PENSACOLA PELICANS-Signed OF
Adam Darby.
SHREVEPORT-BOSSIER CAPTAINS-
Signed RHP Russ Fornea. /
Atlantic League
LONG ISLAND DUCKS-Signed RHP
Josue Matos. .
Can-Am League
QUEBEC CAPITALES-Released LHP
Nolan Chestnut and RHP Joe Klein.
BASKETBALL
WNBA
ATLANTA DREAM-Signed G Ivory
Latta. Waived G Nikki Teasley.
LACROSSE
Major League Lacrosse
TORONTO NATIONALS-Claimed M
Craig Point from the League player
pool. Placed D Matt Vinc and M
Thomas Montour on waivers.
COLLEGE
ARKANSAS-Named Patick Sullivan
women's assistant tennis coach.


Elks Golf
SEBRING- The Sebring Elks will
hosting their monthly golf outing on
Monday, July 6 at Harder Hall Golf
Course.
Shotgun start at 8 a.m., arrive no later
than 7:15.
Cost is $22 including golf, prizes &
lunch.
Call Richard Flis to sign up at 863-
382-7421

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 up 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).

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
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Sertoma sets date
SEBRING - Golfers mark your cal-
endars!
The Highlands Sertoma Club is
pleased to announce that they will be
hosting their 32nd annual Highlands
Independent Bank/Sertoma Golf
Tournament on August 22-23 at the Sun
'N Lake Country Club in Sebring, utiliz-
ing both the Deer and Turtle Run courses
and sporting a new island green on Deer
Run No. 9.
This year's tournament will continue
to sport Sertoma's unique format of a
two-man team best ball on Saturday and
a two-man team scramble on Sunday
with Highlands Independent Bank's con-
tinued title sponsor support, entry fees
and flexible player options for this year's
tournament have been ever so slightly
reduced.
The individual player fee is now $144
while the entry fee for the golfer who
wants to attend (with a guest) Saturday
night's Sertoma Luau is only $194.
The 12th Annual Luau will feature live
entertainment from Sertoma's own Vince
Liles and the Backstage Pass Band, open
bar, heavy hors d'oeuvres, lots of fun,
dancing and fellowship for all.
If you don't receive a personal invita-
tion by mail, registration forms will be
available at local golf pro shops or can
be mailed or faxed to you by calling
Scott Albritton at 402-1819.
Business/player sponsorships are also
available.
Ask Scotto about special team sponsor
packages

Game donation for YMCA
SEBRING - If you have a good qual-
ity, working football, air hockey or pin-
ball table you want to donate to the
Highlands County YMCA, contact Dave
at 382-9622 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. .

Avon Park Neighborhood Fest
AVON PARK - Teon Robinson- and the
Hiway Park Community Star Program
present the first annual Sports Showcase
for the weekend of July 11 at Martin
Luther King Jr. Park.
A variety of competition events will
take place with age brackets of 10-13,
14-17 and 18-up, including a 5-man bas-
ketball team tournament, slam dunk con-
test, 40-yard dash, softball tournament
and home run derby.
There will also be a Ryders
Extravaganza Car and Bike show as well
as the "Rip Da Stage Expose'" talent
show.
Registration fees for contestants in
events are as follows: Basketball teams,
$100; Softball teams, $140; Slam Dunk
contest,,$20; 40-yard dash, $20; Car and �
Bike show, $40; Talent show, $20.
Proceeds go toward the ongoing sup-
port of the Star Center and Scholarship
Fun for the participants in the local com-
munity.
For more information, contact Teon
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Regarding that story over
to the left, Manny Ramirez
making his return, complete
with apology and all, from
his 50-game suspension for
violating the leagues drug
policy.
He wasn't suspended for
testing positive for a per-
formance-enhancing drug,
but for what is considered a
drug to mask the use of per-
formance enhancers - a def-
inite red flag, or smoke that
is indicative of a fire.
I guess my wonderment
is, what's with all the cheer-
ing for him?
I mean, I hear there was a
mixture of boos and cheers,
the game being played in
,San Diego.
You can chalk up many
boo's being from Padre fans
merely because Ramirez is
a Dodger.
Some other boo's may
have been regarding the
alleged cheating that lead to
the suspension.
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cheers, too, from traveling
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gets to me.
Regarding someone who
was suspended for cheating
as a hero, an idol, someone
to cheer for.
In a sense, however, I can
understand it, being that
Manny is kind of a lovable
figure, in his goofy way.
And there's the "my
guy," mindset in that he
plays for their home team,
is the biggest star on their
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believe that the biggest star
of my home team could be
doing anything wrong.
Even as he was growing,
muscularity wise, just a tad
slower than Popeye does
after downing a can of
spinach.
But while I'm still a fan,
I'm also a press-pass carry-
ing media member now, so I
have that stand-back van-
tage point to see the larger
context.
I see my 'brethren' all
across the country deriding
these players, dissing their
bloated numbers and ques-
tioning who else might we
not yet know about.
They talk, write, twitter
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big deal and continuing to
cheer and idolize these
players who knowingly
stepped across that line into
the world of breaking rules
for their own advantage.
I can, again, understand
many angles of it.
The fringe player who
will do all he can to get that
shot in the big leagues and
the life-changing payday.
The hometown fans who
are somewhat blinded by
their loyalty to their teams
and their guys.
I wish I had even gotten
to the level of a fringe play-
er who had that choice to
make.
And I have been that fan
who despised Barry Bonds
for what he allegedly did,
yet refused to believe my �
own guy did the same thing.
I understand a lot of it,
but having had the chance
to step back and see it all in
a broader scope - I dislike
it more and more.

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'Chobee powers to win


Continued from 1B champion moving on to the
Trenton Moutshka powered state tournament, the loss
a two-run shot over the left- leaves the Sebring All-Stars
center field fence for'a 10-1 with their season at an end,
lead. "We told the boys, a lot of
With only the district people didn't expect us to


make it here," coach Juan
Acevedo said. "But we bat-
tled after losing our first
game and beat this team
once, so we're proud of
what we've accomplished."


News-Sun photos by
DAN HOEHNE
Above: Alfredo Negrin slides
headlong into third base in
the second inning, the last
time Sebring would get a
runner past first Friday
night Right: Bubba Boston
dejectedly walks toward the
Sebring dugout as the win-
ning run comes into score
for Okeechobee in Friday
night's District 8 title game.


Marshes best place to find Sambars


Continued from 1B
hogs.
You can get to St. Vincent
Island only by boat.
If you don't have one, you
can contact the local cham-
ber of commerce for a list of
boat captains who will ferry
you to and from the island
for a fee.
The island has no electric-
ity; and generators are not
allowed, so it's all about
primitive camping for three
days.
Hunters may have a small
campfire, but only using
wood they take with them or
dead wood they find on the
ground.
I recommend you take a
bicycle, unless you plan on
walking everywhere.
If you do harvest any
game though, USFWS staff
will come pick you and your
animal up in one of their
trucks.
That's the only way
you're catching' a ride in a
motorized vehicle, unless
you're a disabled hunter.
Those hunters receive spe-
cial accommodations and
transportation to and from
their hunting spots.
Sambars feed on aquatic
vegetation, so you're not
likely to find them in drier,
upland habitat. It's best to
set up in marshes.-
Shooting hours for this
hunt end at 3 p.m. each day.
All of these above-men-
tioned hunt permits are non-
transferable.
Permit holders under age
16 must have an adult
accompany them on all of
these hunts, but that person
may not hunt.
Mobility-impaired hunters
are allowed to bring one
guest who may hunt, but
both hunters must share a
single person's bag limit.
To apply, fill out the
2009-2010 NWR worksheet
at MyFWC.com/Hunting and
click on "Limited Entry


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The Sambar deer is actually a member of the Elk family.


Hunts" and enter the four-
digit hunt number for the
hunt date you wish to apply
for. You can submit your
completed applications at
www.wildlifelicense.com/fl,
county tax collectors' offices
or retail outlets that sell
hunting and fishing supplies
through midnight July 30.
These permits are issued
by a random drawing that
takes place in early August.
You may apply only once
for each hunt. The applica-
tion fee is $5.
If you submit your appli-
cation at a license agent or
tax collector's office, be sure
to get your worksheet back
from the clerk, along with
your receipt.
You can check the results


of the drawing online at
MyFWC.com/Hunting by
'clicking under "Limited
Entry Hunts" and looking for
the link, "Check. Permit
Availability and Drawing
Results."
So whether you prefer to
hunt native whitetails or
wild hogs, or if you've got
your sights set on one of
those 600-pound sambar
deer, these special NWR
hunts may be just what the
doctor ordered.
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FWC's Division of Hunting
and Game Management. You
can reach him with questions
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Beautiful and hardy, native Porter weed a great addition to gardens


Porter weed
(Stachytarpheta
jamaicenis) is a
great addition to
most any garden.
If you're looking
for a ground
cover that is
somewhat hardy
and attractive,
this may be the
plant for you.
For many
years, porter


Corine Burgess weed has been
considered just that - a weed. But
the plant is becoming attractive to
many of today's gardeners. It toler-
ates most soil conditions and habi-
tats, which keep it blooming most
of the year. Full sun and drought
conditions have little effect on the
plant. It is hardy, versatile and
grows just about anywhere.
Another type of porter weed,
Stachytarpheta cayennensis, resem-
bles the native variety, but is con-
sidered exotic. This plant gets very
large, grows fast and can get as big
as a small tree. In contrast, native
porter weed is a low growing plant
that doesn't get too tall. Branches
of the plant spread along the
ground forming a neat, dense
mound.
Leaves of the plant are coarsely
toothed and the teeth generally
point toward the tip. The leaves are
dull green and sometimes have a


Courtesy photo
Native porter weed is a beautiful plant that can be used as a ground cover and butterly attractor in gardens.
This is just one of the plants that will be available at the Air Potato Exchange Day on Jan. 9, 2010.


purplish blush. The flowers are
small and produced either singular-
ly or clustered in groups of two or
three on a thickened spike that may
reach up to a foot long. Individual
flowers last a single day but the
plant blooms continuously. The
plant is often known.as "rat tail"
because of its long, narrow flower
spike.'
The flower spike can produce
flowers for weeks at a time and
butterflies love the blooms, which
range in color from purple, bright
salmon-pink, and red. It is the lar-
val host for the tropical buckeye


butterfly. It is also a nectar plant
for insects and is considered by
many a must for butterfly gardens.
In addition to attracting butterflies,
porter weed is also a food source
for cardinals and sparrows.
Propagation of this plant is
easy. Simply putting any stem node
in water or perlite for two weeks
will usually produce a new plant. A
cutting can also be placed directly
in soil and generally will grow.
Because of its hardiness and ease
of propagating, one use for porter
weed is as a hedge along founda-
tions to provide ground cover and


continuous color.
When spaced 3 to 4 feet apart in
a row, the plant will maintain a
nice and uniform shape for most of
the year without pruning. Once the
plant begins to open up and droop
to the ground, becoming leggy,
pruning may be necessary. By
pruning the plant, the stems and
growth will thicken to form a
fuller, healthier looking plant.
The plant also has some inter-
esting uses by many different cul-
tures around the world. For exam-
ple, the Cr6oles use the leaf tea for
dysentery. Many native South


Americans utilize the plant as well.
Some cultures make a brew from
the plant and drink it to relieve
stomach pains.
Other uses include elixirs for
diabetes, colds, headaches, fevers
(including yellow fever), allergies,
stomach problems and intestinal
parasites. The plant is used by oth-
ers as an external ointment. It is
used to clean ulcers, cuts, and
wounds.
In Cuban herbal medicine (where
the plant is named verbena cimar-
rona) the plant is considered to be
a laxative, diuretic, and sedative
and used to reduce spasms, depress
the central nervous system, aid
milk production and reduce blood
pressure.
This plant will provide continu-
ous color to the landscape. It likes
sunny spots in the garden and is
not susceptible to most pests and
diseases. It is an ideal choice for
gardeners who love flowering
plants and want to attract butter-
flies.
Native porter weed will be avail-
able at our Air Potato Exchange
day in January of 2010. Call 402-
6545 for more information.

Corine Burgess is a Natural
Resources Specialist with the
Highlands County Soil and Water
Conservation District. Visit
www.highlandsswcd.org or contact
Corine at 402-6545.


PLACES To WORSHIP


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


APOSTOLIC

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


ASSEMBLY OF GOD

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


BAPTIST

* Avon Park Lakes Baptist
Church, 2600 N. Highlands Blvd.,
Avon Park, FL 33825. George Hall,
Pastor. Christ centered and '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
comer 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.
* Faith Missionary Baptist
Church, off State Road 17 North of
Sebring at 1708 LaGrange Ave.
Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning
Worship, 11 a.m.; Evening
Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday


Service, 7 p.m. Deaf interpretation
available. Ken Lambert, Pastor.
Phone 386-5055.
* Fellowship Baptist Church,
1000 Maxwell St., Avon Park, FL
33825. Sunday: Sunday School,
9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship, 1"0:45
a.m.; Evening. Worship, 5 p.m.
Wednesday: Evening Service, 7
p.m.; Children/Youth/Young Adult
Ministries, 7 p.m. Rev. James
Weatheriy, Pastor. Telephone: 453-
4256. Fax: 453-6986. E-mail: apfe/-
lowship @tnnnet.
* First Baptist Church of Avon
Park, 100 N. Lake Ave., Avon Park.
Dr. Vemon Harkey, pastor; Jared
Hewitt, interim youth minister; and
Joy Loomis, interim music director.
Regular Sunday schedule: 8:30
a.m. Orchestra rehearsal; 9 a.m.
Library open; 9:30 a.m. Sunday
School; 11 a.m. Morning Worship;
11 a.m. Children's Church; 4:30-7
p.m. Youth activities; 6 p.m. Vesper
Service. Tuesday schedule: 8-10
a.m., basic computer
class/Sonshine House; 7-9 p.m.
conversational English, basic com-
puter and citizenship
classes/Sonshine House. Regular
Wednesday schedule: 4:45 p.m.
Family Night Supper; 6 p.m. chil-
dren's choir rehearsals, youth
activities and prayer meeting; 6:30
p.m. adult choir rehearsal; 7 p.m.
children's mission groups.
Thursday schedule: 7-8:30 p.m.
adult reading and writing classes.
Nursery provided for all services,
except Sonshine House.
LifeGroups (Bible studies) are
offered on various days and times.
Call 453-6681 for details. The 24/7
prayer line is (863) 452-1957.
Primera Mision Bautista, 100 N.
Lake Ave., Avon Park. Johnattan
Solotero, Pastor. Regular Sunday
schedule: 10 a.m., Bible study; 11
a.m., Worship Service. Wednesday
schedule: 7 p.m., Bible study.
Friday schedule: 7 p.m., activities
for adults, youth and children.
* First Baptist Church of Lake
Josephine, 111 Lake Josephine
Drive, Sebring (just off U.S. 27 mid-
way between Sebring and Lake
Placid). Your place for family,
friends and faith. Sunday morning
worship service is 11 a.m. Nursery
is provided for both services with
Children's Church at 11 a.m. Life
changing Bible Study for all ages
starts at 9:45 a.m. Associate Pastor
Allen Altvater leads the youth in
their quest to become more like
Christ. Sunday night worship at 6
p.m. Wednesday Bible Study and
Prayer meeting at 7 p.m. along with
youth worship in the youth facility,
and missions training for all chil-
dren. Call the church at 655-1524.
* First Baptist Church of Lake
Placid, Knowing God's Heart and
Sharing God's Hope, 119 E..Royal
Palm Street. (2 blocks soqth of
Interlake Blvd) Lake Placid, FL
33852 (863) 465-3721, Email:
www.fbclp.com. Contemporary
9:00 . a.m., Traditional Blended
10:45 a.m., Link Groups 9:00 a.m.
& 10:45 a..m., Sunday Evening
6:00 p.m., Wed. Evening Activities
for all 6:15 p.m.
* First Baptist Church of Lorida
located right on U.S. 98 In Lorida.
Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m.
for all ages. Sunday worship serv-
ices are at 11 a.m, and 7 p.m.
Preschool care is provided at the
11 a.m. worship service.
Wednesday evening Bible Study
and Prayer meeting is at 6:30 p.m.,
.followed by adult choir rehearsal.


Frqm 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.;
Mision Buatista Hispana, 2 p.m.;
Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m.
Wednesday night programs for
children, youth and adults from
5:30-7:30 p.m. Preschool and
Mother's Day Out for children age
6 weeks to 5 years old. Becky
Gotsch, director. Call 385-4704.
* Florida Avenue Baptist
Church, 401 S. Florida Ave., Avon
Park. Mailing address is 710 W.
Bell St., Avon Park, FL 33825.
Telephone, 453-5339. Rev. John D.
Girdley, pastor. Sunday School,
9:45 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 11
a.m.; 11 a.m. Children's Church;
Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m.
Wednesday night programs for
children, youth and adults at 7 p.m.
* Independent Baptist Church,
5704 County Road 17 South,
Sebring, FL 33876. sunday
School, 9:30 a.m. Sunday worship,
10:30 a.m. Sunday evening, 6 p.m.
Wednesday service, 7 p.m.
Fundamental', soul-winning, mis-
sior-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 699-067J 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 38?-4301.
* Parkway Free Will Baptist
Church, 3413 Sebring Parkway,
Sebring, FL 33870. Welcome to the
church where the "Son" always
shines. Sunday School, 10 a.m.;
Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday
Evening Worship, 6 p.m.; and
Wednesday Evening Worship, 7
p.m. End-of-the-Month-Sing at 6
p.m. on the last Sunday of each
month. The Rev. John D. Cave,
pastor. Church phone: 382-3552.
Home phone: 452-5868. Affiliated
with the National Association of,
Free Will Baptists, Nashville, Tenn.
* Sparta Road Baptist Church,
(SBC) 4400 Sparta Road. Rev.
Winfred White, interim pastor.
Sunday school, 9:45 a.m.; Sunday
Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday
Evening Worship, 6 p.m.
Wednesday: Prayer/Bible Study, 7
p.m.; Choir practice, 6 p.m.
Nursery provided. For information,


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


CATHOLIC

* 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. iri 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. 3-1) -
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

* Eastslde 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 Crosble, direc-
tor at 10:40 a.m. Sophia Bishop,


secretary; Thelma Hall, organist;
and Pat Hjort, pianist. Wednesday:
Praise and Prayer, 6:30 p.m.;
"Building God's Kingdom for
Everyone." "Jesus Christ, the Way,
Truth and Life!" "Alive and Worth
the Drivel"
* Sebring Christian Church,
4514 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL
33872. Tod Schwingel, Preacher;
David Etherton, Youth Pastor.
Sunday Worship, 9:30 a.m.;
Sunday School, 11 a.m.; Sunday
Youth Service, 6 p.m; Wednesday
night meals, 5 p.m.; and
Wednesday Bible Study, 6 p.m.
Phone 382-6676.
* First Christian Church, 1016
W. Camphor St., Avon Park, FL
33825. "Where truth is taught and
love abounds. "Greg Ratliff, Senior
Minister; Tammy Johns, Secretary
and Children's Director; Bart
Culpepper, Youth Director; Jon
Carter, Music Director. Bible
School 9 a.m.; Worship 10 a.m.;
Bible Study, 6 p.m.; Wednesday
Choir Practice & Children's
Classes, 5:15 p.m.; Study Groups
for all ages and Children's Choir,
6:15 p.m. Nursery provided for all
events.
* First Christian Church
(Disciples of Christ), 510
Poinsettia Avenue, (corner of
Poinsettia and Eucalyptus),
Sebring, FL 33870. Phone: 385-
0358 or 385-3435. The RevW
Ronald Norton, Pastor; Sunday
School, 9 a.m.; Praise Breakfast,
*10 a..m., Moming Worship, 10:30
a.m.; Children's Church, 10:30 a.m.
Thursday, Praise and Worship,
6:45 p.m. Youth Fellowship, 7;15
p.m.; Midweek Bible Study, 7:15
p.m.


CHRISTIAN &
MISSIONARY
ALLIANCE

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


CHRISTIAN SCIENCE

* Christian Science Church, 146
N. Franklin St. Sunday: 10:30 a.m.
Morning Worship and Sunday
School. Testimonial meetings at 4
p.m. each second and fourth
Wednesday. A free public Reading
Room, located at the church, Is
open before and after church serv-
ices on Sunday and Wednesdays
and by appointment. The Bible and
the Christian Science textbook,
"Science and Health with Key to
the Scriptures" by Mary Baker
Eddy are our only preachers. All
ire 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.
* Lorlda Church of the Brethren
332 Palms Estates Road, Lorida
(three blocks south of U.S. 98)
Mailing address is P.O. Box 149,
Lorida, FL 33857. Phone 655-
1466. Sunday School classes for
children, youth and adults at 9:30
a.m. Christian worship at 10:30
a.m. Pastor, Rev. Jim Baker.

CHURCH OF CHRIST

* Avon Park Church of Christ,
200 S. Forest Ave., Avon Park, FL
33825. Minister: Larry Roberts.
Sunday Worship Services, 10:30
a.m. and 6 p.m. Nursery facilities
are available at every service. Bible
Study: Sunday, 9:30 a.m. and
Wednesday, 7 p.m. Bible centered
classes for all ages. Church phone:
453-4692.
* Sebring Parkway Church of
Christ, 3800 Sebring Parkway,
Sebring, FL 33876; 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 Worshlp
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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PLACES To WORSHIP


EPISCOPAL.

* The Episcopal Church of the
Redeemer.Service times are 8:30
and 10 a.m. with Holy Communion.
Coffee hour following services.
Newcomers welcome. Rector is the
Rev. Joyce Holmes. Call 453-5664
or e-mail redeemer18959ao/.com
Web site: redeemeravon.com. The
church is at 839 Howe's Way, Avon
Park (two miles north of Sun 'N
Lake Boulevard, across from Wells
Dodge.)
* St. Agnes Episcopal Church,
3840 Lakeview Drive, Sebring, FL
33870. Sunday Services: Holy
Eucharist Rite I - 7:45 a.m., Holy
Eucharist Rite II - 10 a.m. Midweek
service on Wednesday at 6 p.m.
Sunday School for all ages at 9
a.m. The nursery is open 8:45 a.m.
until 15 minutes after the 10 a.m.
service ends. Wednesday: Adult
Bible study, 9:30 a.m. Visitors are
always welcome. The Rev. Jim
Kurtz, rector. Church office 385-
7649, for more information.
N 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

i 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.
Shabbat Service with Rabbi
Rudenberg followed by Oneg at 6
p.m. July 10 and 24; Torah Study
at 3 p.m., followed by Havdallah
service at 5 p.m. July 11 and 25.
There will be no Hebrew classes or
Torah Study on Thursdays for the
summer. Open to anyone who
cares to attend. Summer hours
may vary. For further 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
chnistutheranavonpark.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 wwwnewlife
sebring.com.
* Resurrection Lutheran Church
- ELCA, 324 E. Main St., Avon
Park. Pastor: Rev. John C.
Grodzinski. Holy Eucharist, 9:30
a.m. Sunday; Coffee and fellowship
hour follow the service. Midweek
Frangrance Free Wednesday wor-
ship, (year round) 7 p.m. Office
phone number is 453-6858.
* Trinity Lutheran Church -
LCMS, 25 Lakeview St., Lake
Placid, FL 33852; 465-5253. The
Rev. Richard A. Norris, pastor; and
Noel Johnson, youth and family life.
Worship schedule for December
through Easter: Worship service 8
and 11 a.m.; Communion services,
first and third Sundays; (Children's
Church, 11 a.m. only); and
Education Hour, 9:30 a.m. Worship
schedule for summer through fall:
Worship service, 9 a.m.;
Communion services, first and third
Sunday; Education Hour 10:30
a.m. Additional services: Lent and
Advent season, 6 p.m.; Maundy
Thursday and Good Friday, 7 p.m.;
Easter Sunday, 7 and 10 a.m.;
Christmas Eve, 7 p.m.; Christmas
Day, 10 a.m.; Thanksgiving Eve,
Wednesday, 7 p.m. Fellowship'
activities: Youth Group, Senior
Citizens, Younger Side Adults,
Ladies Missionary League, Ladies
Guild, Small group studies as
scheduled. Music: Choir and hand


chimes. Trinity Tots Preschool (3-5
years old): 8:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Monday through Friday. License:
C14H10020: Susan Norris, direc-
tor. Visit us online at: www.vchurch-
es. corn/znitylutheran/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, 10:45
a.m. A nursery is provided for chil-
dren up to 2 years old and Sunday
school classes available both
hours. Evening Service 6 p.m.
Wednesday: Youth, 6-7:30 p.m.
(Call church for location). Prayer
time, 6:30 p.m. Todd Patterson,
pastor; Andy McQuaid, 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.m.; Wednesday Bible study at 7
p.m. A nursery and children's
church are provided. The church is
part of Christian International
Ministries Network, a full gospel,
non-denominational ministry. Linda
M. Downing, minister: .Phone, 314-
9195, lindad owning @hotmail.conm.
Casey L. Downing, associate min-
ister: Phone, 385-8171, caseydown
ing@hotmal/.com. Web site is
www.christiantrainingministies. net
* Grace Bible Church, 4541
Thunderbird Road, (second church
on left) Sebring, FL 33872. Phone,
382-1085. Andrew Katsanis, senior
pastor. Saturday Worship, 6:30
p.m. Sunday, 8:30 a.m., 10 a.m.
(ASL), 11:30 a.m. Tuesday 6 p.m.
Grace Bible Academy Adult
Investigating Truth; first and third
Tuesday, Prayer Gathering, 7:15
p.m.; Wednesday, Children's &
Youth Programs, 6 p.m.;
Wednesday, 8:30 p.m., College
Ministry. www.GBCconnected.org
* Highlands Community Church,
a. casual contemporary church,
meets at 3005 New Life Way.
Coffee at 9:30 a.m.; Worship at 10
a.m. Nursery and Kid's World
classes. Small groups meet
throughout the week. Church
phone is 402-1684; Pastor Bruce A.
Linhart.
* Union Congregational Church,
106 N. Butler Ave., Avon Park, FL
33825. Sunday worship services
are at 7:45 a.m. (informal), 9:15
a.m. (traditional) and 10:45 a.m.
(contemporary) in the main sanctu-
ary. Sunday school for all ages is at
9:15 a.m. We also offer
Wednesday and Saturday services
at 6;15 a.m. and 6 p.m., respective-
ly. Nursery/child care is available
for all services. Senior Pastor is Bill
Breylinger. Office: 453-3345. Web
page at www.weareunion.org. All
teachings are taken from the
Manufacturer's Handbook - The
Holy Bible. Come join us.
* Unity Life Enrichment Centre,
new location, 10417 Orange
Blossom Blvd. S., Sebring, FL
33875; 471-1122; e-mail
unity@vistanet.net. Web site,
www.unityofsebring.org. 10:30 a.m.
Sunday Celebration Service,
Nursery and Children's Church.
Weekly Classes, Christian
Bookstore and Cafe, Prayer
Ministry, Life Enrichment Groups.
Rev. Andrew C. Conyer, senior
minister transforming lives from
ordinary to extraordinary.


* Visions Christian Community
Church, 105 Jim Rodgers Ave.,
Avon Park (in the historical build-
ing). Pastor is Alvin Conner.
Sunday worship, 11:15 a.m.
Wednesday - Youth Cultural Arts
Ministry, 5:30 p.m.; Youth Bible
Study, 7 p.m.; and Adult Bible
Study, 7 p.m. Holy Communion is
first Sunday of each month. Youth
ministry is fourth Sunday. Women's
Ministry is fifth Sunday. "Where
there is no vision my people per-
ish."
* The Way Church, 1005 \N.
Ridgewood Drive, Sebring. Sunday
school and worship service at 9
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 @hotmail.com. Web site:
www The WayChurch.org


PRESBYTERIAN

* Covenant Presbyterian Church
(PCA), 4500 Sun 'N Lake Blvd.,
Sebring, 33872-2113. A
Congregation of the Presbyterian
Church in America. Worship servic-
es: Sunday morning worship, infor-
mal, 8 a.m.; regular, 10:30 a.m.
Sunday School, 9:15 a.m.; Sunday
evening, 6:30 p.m.; Wednesday
evening Prayer Meeting, 6 p.m.;
Youth Group and Kids Quest, 5:30-
7 p.m.; choir practice, 7:15 p.m.
Phone: 385-3234; Fax: 385-2759;
e-mail: covpres@strato.net, Web
site: www.cpcsebing.org. Rev. W.
Darrell Arnold, pastor. Office hours:
8:30-11:30 a.m. Monday through
Thursday.
* First Presbyterian Church
ARP, 215 E. Circle St., (two
entrances on LaGrande), Avon
Park, FL 33825. Phone: 453-3242.
The Rev. Robert Johnson is the
pastor. Fellowship time, 9 a.m.;
Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Adult
Bible Study, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday
Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Children's
Church, 10:45 a.m.; and Women's
Bible Study, 6:30 p.m. Other week-
ly activities: Wednesday Prayer,
9:30 a.m.; Pastor's. Bible study,
10:30 a.m.; First Wednesday lunch;
11:30 a.m.; Circles: Second
Tuesday, 1 and 7:30 p.m. and sec-
ond Wednesday, 1 p.m.; Potluck
dinner, 6 p.m. third Wednesday;
"and choir practice, 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday. Be a part of a warm,.
caring church family with traditional
services, following biblical truth.
* First Presbyterian Church,
ARP, 319 Poinsettia Ave., Sebring,
FL 33870. 385-0107. Sunday,
School, all ages, 9:30 a.m.;
Worship Service, 11 a.m.; Tuesday:
"KFC" Kids for Christ Youth Group,
3:15-4:15 p.m.; Senipr 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.fpc/p.com, 118 N. Oak
Ave., Lake Placid, 465-2742. E-
mail: fpc/lpearth/ink.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, spfinglakepc@embarq-
mail com, Web site,
httpl./slpc.presbychurch.org.


SEVENTH-DAY
ADVENTIST

M Avon Park Seventh-day
Adventist Church, 1410. West
Avon Blvd., Avon Park. Phone:
453-6641 or e-mail: avonparks-
da@embarqmai/.com, Saturday
early moving 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-
wwwdiscoveqesus.org
S Sebring . Seventh-Day
Adventist Church, 2106 N. State
Road 17,i 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/vationarmyseblng.com or
call Captain Mary Holmes at 385-
7548, ext. 110.


UNITED METHODIST

* First United Methodist Church,
105 S. Pine St., Sebring, FL 33870.
The Rev. A.C. Bryant, pastor.
Traditional Worship Service at
10:55 a.m. in the sanctuary,
Contemporary Worship in the FLC
at 9:40 a.m.\Sunday School at 9:30
and 10:40 a.m. for all ages, Youth
Fellowship at 5:30 p.m. Sunday
with Rick Heilig, youth director.
The 10:55 a.m. Sunday worship
service is broadcast over WITS
1340 on AM dial. There is a nursery
available at all services.
* First United Methodist Church,
200 South Lake Avenue, Avon
Park, FL 33825. (863) 453-3759,
Reverend Gary Pendrak, Pastor,
Summer Schedule, Sunday School
- 9:00 a.m., Worship - 10:30 a.m.
* Memorial United Methodist
Church, 500 Kent Ave., (overlook-
ing Lake Clay) Lake Placid, FL,
33852. The Rev. Fred Ball. pastor.
Claude H.L. Burnett, pastoral
assistant. Sunday schedule: Union
Worship Service at 9:30 a.m.; New
Song worship service at 9:30 a.m.;
Sunday School for all ages at 10:45
a.m.; Loving nursery care provided
every Sunday morning. We offer
Christ-centered Sunday school
classes, youth programs, Bible
studies, book studies and Christian
fellowship. We are a congregation
that want to know Christ and make
Him known. Call the church office
at 465-2422 or check out our
church Web site at www.memon
alumc.com.
N 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.mi. 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
/lnk.net or check the Web site
sebringemmanue/ucc.com. No
matter who you are or where you
are on life's journey, you're wel-
come here.


VINEYARD

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









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Great Crested

Flycatcher

loves insects

and fruit
Welcome to our roost!
This most excellent photo.
depicting a female Great
Crested Flycatc er,'with an
insect in her beak,f Tryrig her
best to coax the last juvenile
to exit the bird-box, is a
good example of patience
and opportunity! The "land-
lords," Mr. and Mrs. David
Halbig, live in Sebring and -
we understand that it was
wife, Gloria, who snapped
the wonderful photo. We
have always' said that citi-
zen-scientists can have as
much impact documenting
important wildlife events, as
are trained professionals. It
certainly does take lots of
time and perseverance.
Our subject bird today,
Great Crested Flycatcher
(Myiarchus crinitus), nests
in our county and is known
to come back to the same
bird-box year after year. You
will notice that the bird-box
in the photo is very well
made, with a metal covering
on the roof, ventilating
holes, a reinforced entrance
hole and a means of easily
opening the box for observa-
tion and cleaning. David said
that the nesting material also
included several snake skins.
Our subject is about the
size" of a robin, olive-drab.....
upperparts, ash-gray throat,
yellow belly, chestnut tail
and barred wings. Its best
call is a loud, ringing, whis-
tled, slightly buzzy wheep,
sometimes repeated. Insects,
such as grasshoppers, cater-
pillars and beetles, are taken
with small fruits making up


.... : Photo courtesy of Gloria Halbig
A female Great Crested Flycatcher, with an insect in her
beak, tries her best to coax the last juvenile to exit the bird-
box.


Birds & Other
Wild Things
Ruth & Hank Kowalski

a small part of the diet. This
large flycatcher will nest in
cavities excavated by wood-
peckers and have been
known to occupy "apart-
ments" in Purple Martin
houses. Nests contain from
four to six streaked eggs laid
from April through June.
Incubation is by female
alone, and is 13-15 days
long. Young are tended by
both parents, and will leave
theinest at 14-15 days.
Other names for our sub-
ject bird: Southern Crested
Flycatcher, Crested
Flycatcher, Freight-bird.
According to the Archbold-
Audubon Lake Placid
Christmas Bird Count, the
fi'e-year average sighting of
our subject stands at 28.
At this time we would like


Gun safety event for children

set at Lake Placid Library


Special to the News-Sun
LAKE PLACID - At 3:30 p.m. Thursday,
parents are encouraged to bring young chil-
dren to a gun safety event at the Lake Placid
Memorial Library. The Eddie Eagle
GunSafe Program, which is offered by the
-National Rifle Association (NRA), will be
facilitated by Kathy Sorenson, a local
instructor who is also a retired teacher.
Eddie Eagle himself is also rumored to be
visiting. This event is part of the Highlands
County Library System's Youth Summer
Program.
This program was developed in 1988. It's
purpose, according to NRA literature, is "to
promote gun accident prevention for chil-
dren in pre-K through 3rd grade by teaching
a simple safety message so they know what
to do should they come upon .an unsecured


firearm: STOP! Don't Touch. Leave the
Area. Tell an Adult."
There are reports that the majority of
homes in this country have firearms in
them. Even if a parent has no guns in his or
her home, chances are firearms are present
in the homes of friends their children visit"
Thus, it is most important to a child's safe-.
ty that his or her parent makes sure that their
child is properly trained about what to do if.
a gun is seen.
It is significant that children learn guns
are not toys and that they should exhibit
safe behavior when they are around them.
The program's materials are offered free
of charge to the library system because of
funding from the Friends of the NRA. Call
699-3705 to reserve a seat as space restric-
tions permit only 30 children to attend.


to thank Janet Turvey, Placid
Lakes; Joyce Gardner, Lake
Bonnet Village, and Lorelei
Dehne, Tropical Harbor, for
calling us with their sight-
ings of the Purple Gallinule.
Its contacts such as these,
that "put-the-cream" on our
"cake."
Until next time, we wish
you great birding adventures,
and please call us at 465-
6618 or e-mail ruthn-
hankwildbird@htn.net with
any unusual bird or wildlife
sightings. We are always
looking for good photos of
our local Highlands County
birds.

Ruth and Hank Kowalski live in
Lake Placid and have old, deep
roots in the Audubon Society.
Ruth is the original editor of the
local Audubon newsletter
Sightings, and Hank is a past
president. They are graduates of
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LAKE PLACID - The Greater Take Placid
Chamber of Commerce invites area artists to
participate in the .Caladium Festival Art.
Competition. Artwork is to be brought to the
Caladium Arts--and Crafts-Co-op, 132 E.-
Interlake Blvd.
' Deliver'artwork-to the Co-=pfrr6m-9-a.m.to
4 p.m. Aug. 24 and 25. All artwork niust fea-
ture caladiums.- -
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will be will be on display at Heartland
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The winning art work for People's Choice
Award will be on display at Highlands
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the forthcoming year. The bank contributes a
$250 savings bond to the winner.
Overall awards for the Co-op's Caladium
Festival Art competition include cash prizes
from $20-$50 for first, through third place.
For further information, contact Margie


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to hang. Bolyea at the Caladium Co-op, 699-5940.-
All entries may be priced for sale during The children's T-shirt/Poster competition
the festival and will be on_ display at the for grades two through five is conducted
Caladium Arts-and-Criffs-C-0:-hrOtlorughutt--throtgh-the-public and_private school system.
the Caladium Festival-on-Aug..28-30. Wauchula State Bank contributes a $100 sav-
The winning artwork for the T-shirt/poster ings bond to the winner.



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