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Published on Nov. 6, 1988 as: Sunday news-sun
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Highlands County's Hometown Newspaper Since 1927


5 ingredients County votes to fund study
or less on hurricane shelter in LP


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Wednesday-Thursday, August 5-6, 2009


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County votes to hold millage rate at 7.1


By ED BALDRIDGE
ed.baldridge@newssun.com
SEBRING - Highlands County
Commissioners voted 5-0 at their meet-
ing on Tuesday morning to retain the
current millage rate of 7.1 mills.
Director of the County's Office of
Management and Budget Bernis Gainer
gave the commissioners several options
to consider in the millage rate discus-
sion.
"We have had a 9 percent decrease of
properties in Highlands County. The


rollback rate available to the board
allows use to collect the ;:;ine amount
of taxes as last year. Without the roll-
back, we will collect about $4 million
less than last year if we keep the current
rate of 7.1 mills," Gainer said,.
The county collected approximately
$42 million in 2008-09, bu- ,, l.oo ing
at about $38 million at the current rate
for the upcoming fiscal year. according
to Gainer.
Several from the public c )i p.i up to
ask the county to keep .I tnillage rate


at the same level.
According to. Ronnie Carter,
President of the Heartland Association
of Realtors, raising the millage rate was
both an emotional and logical issue.
� "On behalf of the 450 members I rep-
resent, we recognize the budget deficit,
but we urge the board to cut spending
and not raise taxes," Carter said.
"It is not helpful to raise the burden
and fees on the taxpaying public. Please
do not raise the taxes," Carter added.
Jack Ritchie, representing the Group


Into The Wild Blue Yonder


Courtesy photo
Two F-16s from the Texas Air
National Guard on a mission. Local
resident Dwayne Quick will soon be a
pilot with that program.

APHS graduate
finally getting his
chance to fly F-16
By ED BALDRIDGE
ed.baldridge@newssun.corn
AVON PARK - Dwayne Quick ,
has always known that he would fly
an F-16 fighter. Since he was 2 years
old, he says, it has been h'i' dream.
Just a couple of weeks ago, the
Avon Park' High School graduate dis-
covered that dream would come true
when he was allowed to join the
Texas Air National Guard after a long
battle to clear up a paperwork shafu.
"I always knew that if I had faith, I
would fly a fighter, and since I was
two years old, that has 'been my
dream," Quick told the News-Sun.
"In 2000, I told the number five
pilot for the Thunderbirds that I was
going to take his job. He told me to
go for it and threw me his.shoulder
patch. That was exciting," Quick said.
But it did not look like he was
going to get a chance to achieve his
goal and would have to settle for
something less glamorous when he
was disqualified from an Air Force
Program because of a medical records
discrepancy.
Quick has flown since he was 8, but
childhood asthma disqualified him
from the Air Force's ROTC Pilot Prep
Program at Mississippi State.
Try as he might, he could not ini-
tially get a medical waiver.
"My last asthma attack was at 12







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New;-Sun phoo) b) K\ TARA SIMMONS
Dwayne Quick describes his uphill climb he had to go through to reach his
goal of becoming an F- 16 pilot But he kept "looking up" and he was accepted,
this summer into the an Air National Guard training program.


years old, but there were discrepancies
in my medical records, and the Air
Force would not let me continue with
their program," Quick said.
Four the last four.years,.Quick has
contacted friends, fought tIhe bureau-
cracy, wrote his senator, and even
sought help from the Secretary of
Defense, but the uphill climb has been-
daunting. ,
He finished his four-year degree in


meteorology, but would not give up
his goal of flying the F-16. He had
some help along the way.
"Everyone just kept telling me no,
but my dad nurtured my dream. He
has been my best friend through all of I '"
this," Quick said.
Quick's father. Ret. Master Sergeant
Paul Quick. kept the Younger man on

Continued on page 3A


for Better Government., was gracious of
the work the commissioners -had per-
formed, but also asked for a tax freeze.
"We want to thank the commission-
ers for their foresight and determination
to help the businesses of Highlands
County. We cannot afford any more
taxes. We have to have businesses here
to put people back to work,"' said.'
Additionally, commissioners decided
to set their next budget hearing meeting
at 1 p.m. on Aug. 18.


Teachers,

district at

impasse

concerning

salaries
By TREY CHRISTY
trey.christy @newss4n.com
SEBRING - ConsistentlN
over his tenure as the
Highlands. .County School
Superintendent, Wally Cox
has raised teacher pay, he
said. .
"Most years we have
always given'a cost of living
plus step," he said.
The teachers salaries are
paid according to a step
schedule where- more experi-
enced teachers make more
money' according to, their
years of experience.
At the end of the year
teachers have extra experi-
ence and go up a step, but the
offer from the district this
year is no raise, no step -
essentially freezing the
teacher's salaries at the same
level as last year.
"We have a proposal out
asking for the entire staff to
not take a step on experience
but try tq improve the salary
schedule by putting .more
money into each step,"" said
Steve Pickiesimer, President
of the Hi .ghlands County
Education Association.
Picklesimer is the chief
negotiator for the HCEA.
which represents instruction-
al staff during contract nego-
tiations. He .currently teaches
science at Sebring High
SchooL'and has been teaching
for 25 years. '
"I've akcd for, there are
12 steps, the first three or
four steps are going to see a
$500 incie.ase, the rest see a
$1,500 increase,"
SContinued on page 3A


SPD holding training

at middle school


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First round of exercises
was Tuesday; another
round set for Thursday
By TREY CHRISTY
trey.christy@newssun.com
SEBRING - Those gun-,
shots coming from
Downtown Sebring on
Tuesday and Thursday are
nothing to worry about..
Instead, they are keeping
the City of Sebring safe -7
the weapons being fired are
by the Sebring Police
Department, and they are
filled with blanks for active
shooter response training.
"Basically we're doing
some practical applications
in the classroom and some
scenarios," SPD Cmdr.
Steve Carr said.
The . training began
Tuesday at Sebring Middle


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School, and the officers
will be in full uniform with
rifles, shotguns and other
tools of the trade will be
-back on Thursday for
another round.
They will, be firing their
weapons, although they
will be blanks, so Carr
wanted to get the word out
to residents so they would-
n't worry that something
dangerous was going on.
This will .be the first in-
depth class on how to
respond to a 'situation
where a suspect is armed
with a gun or has already

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News-Sun * Wednesday, August 5, 2009


County votes to fund study for


Lake Placid hurricane shelter


By ED BALDRIDGE
ed.baldridge@newssun.com
SEBRING - Commissioners voted
5-0 to approve $20,000, to the Lake
Placid Hurricane Shelter Committee
for. the engineering study of a new
building that would& also serve as a
community center. :
The plan is to build a422,000,square
foot building at the intersection of
Interlake Boulevard and Tangerine
Road, near the high school and middle'
school, for estimated $1.6 million.
Ray Royce, member of the Lake
Placid town council, told the commis-
sioners that the $20,000 needed for the


Traffic

stop leads

to cocaine

trafficking

charges
By TREY CHRISTY
trey.christv@newssun.com
SEBRING - A traffic stop
for, a suspended license
wound up taking nearly a half
ounce of cocaine off the
streets.
The traffic stop made by
Highlands County Sheriff's
Office Deputy Ryan McLean
went smoothly, but he noted
in his report that driver Raul '
Rodriguez, 38, of Sebring
was "overly excited and ener-
getic," he wrote' in the arrest
report,
"I could see his heart beat-
ing through his shirt and his ' .
hands were shaking as he
fumbled for his paperwork," Calef
de a- aid. -
McLean wrote Rodriguez a
'citation for .ukniowingly
driving while his license was Ni
suspended and ran the license
of *assenger Edward Santos B
Lopez, 33, of Sebring. c
:Rodriguez was given his SE]
ticket and Crist
inforined'" he . 18.-'
w ia` free to The
leave. He fertili
theni thanked license
H ^ McLean and The
shook his to bid
h a n d , cust6r
SRodriguez McLean All
noted in the ticipa
report. spond
"I then to obt
asked him if Joh
withere was Highl
ni t thing' giits
illegal in the about
'vehicle to Will'
6 Lopez which he order
said 'no,'" f license
McLean said. _ The
The deputy got consent to :
seai h -t.he car and asked the i
Imen to stand on the drivers
side in front of the vehiclel .
while he began to search
through the passenger side' -
"Right before I was about
fto open the " glove box
(Rodriguez) asked me if he
could put his ticket in the
g glove box so he didn't forget
Cit," McLean said. "I told him
"'I wouldAdo it, for him, and he
handed it to me over the car."
When McLean opened the
glove box, he saw a plastic
bag containing a "large solid
chunk" of white powdery
substance that later tested , HCRC (
positive for cocaine in a field AVON PA
test. SEBRING
When asked what the sub- KE
stance was, Rodriguez said
he didn't know.
The substance weighed
'13.9 grams and had an esti-
mated street lueofbetween ....
$300 an d $40, according to '
the HCSO.
The amount was not con-
sistent .ith.,what would be. The
needed lfor ''personal use, wed0
If ti
McLean noted in his report.
Both men were charged efrof
with possession of cocaine encou
'w intent, to sell, a second error
degree felony, and possession he
'of narcotic equipment. conke
When they were searched, lotion
VMcLean found a "wad" of We s
currency" in Rodriguez's opera
pocket "in a cdiofiguration usual
known .ay a dealer fold," he
wrote in the report."
Continued a n page 3A


engineering study was necessary to
discover if the project was actually fea-
sible.
Royce also stated that the funding
for the project was not a problem.
"We have land donated by a resident
of Lake Placid, and with the rates that
the county has gotten on construction,
we are confident that the funding from
grants are there," Royce told commis-
sioners.
Royce went on to inform the com-
missioners that the hardened building
was necessary to serve as a shelter
available to the 35,000-plus people in
the area.


"There is no designated shelter south
of (U.S.) 98, and we have been work-
ing for several years on this project to
make sure we have a shelter," Royce
said.
"We are at the fish-or-cut-bait point
of the final design with the grants we
can receive," Royce added.
According to Royce, the town of
Lake Placid has also committed an
additional $25,000 for the center, and
has agreed to the maintenance after the
building is up.
Since the funding was already avail-
able from the state, Royce informed
commissioners that once the engineer-


'There is no
designated
shelter south
of(U.S.) 98,
and we have
been working
for several years on
this project to make
sure we have a shelter.'

RAY ROYCE
Lake Placid town council member

ing study was done, with the current
timeline, the committee could possibly
break ground as early as 2010.
Continued on page 3A


Staying cool in the pool


News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS
b Harris, 3, peaks out from his inflatable pool, while keeping cool Sunday afternoon at his home in Sebring.


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Man shot

at Trout

Lake

By TREY CHRISTY
trey.christy@newssun.com
AVON PARK - A
Frostproof man is recover-
ing from a gunshot wound
at Tampa General Hospital
after an argument at Trout
Lake led to the shooting.
Craig Melvin, 24, of
Sebring, was booked into
the Polk County Jail
.Monday morning. He is
charged with one count of
aggravated battery with a
deadly weapon stemming
from the 7 p.m. Sunday
incident.
He allegedly told
deputies with the PCSO
that he shot the man in self
defense.
Melvin stated that
Anthony Miranda, 27, was
pushing the drivers door
against his leg, pinning him
in the truck and simultane-
ously choking -him from
behind while inside his
vehicle, reports stated.
He then allegedly
retrieved a 9mm handgun
from the front seat, pocket
and fired one shot, hitting
Miranda in the upper left
chest.
This conflicts numerous
other state-
meants, as 1,
the beach
area on the
north side
of Trout





"The only person saying
the victim choked the sus-
pect is the suspect," said
Carrie Eleazer, Public
Information Officer with














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News-Sun * Wednesday, August 5, 2009


Page 3A


County to fund feasibility study on hurricane shelter in Lake Placid


Continued from page 2A
"From an economic standpoint we
are hoping to put people to work in
early first quarter of 2010. We are
dedicating to using taking every
opportunity to use local contractors
and sub-contractors on this project.
This may help the construction trade
in the area some," Royce said.


County Administrator Michaeli
Wright informed the commissioners
that the money to fund the study
would come from a new account he
has created called the County
Building Reserve Fund.
"We will put the $300,000 from the
Sheriff's Office, the savings from the
veteran's building, and some other


funds in this account to fund projects
like this," Wright said.
"I anticipate that we could have
$600,000 to $800,000 in this
account," Wright added.
Commissioner Don Bates moved to
approve, and Commissioner Guy
Maxcy seconded the motion to fund
the engineering study, but one resi-


dent of Lake Placid showed some
concern over exactly how the funding
was going to be done.
"I think it is a great idea, but I
would like to know how it is going to
be funded so that we don't put the bur-
den on the taxpayers of Lake Placid,",
Marlene Barker said.
Royce assured Barker that the fund-


ing was already in place.
"Let us remember what we are
doing to day, we believe it isjfeasible
and I can assure Mrs. Barker that we
are not going to bite off something
that we cannot handle. There are some
chess moves yet to be made, but we
have the $1.6 million in the coffers at
this point," Royce said.


Avon Park's Quick to be flying high
Continued from page 1A . ,
the right path, and on course.
"My dad, who worked on airplanes
and served in the military, has kept me
in the faith with God. He let me know
that God has his hand on everything
you go through.
"People just could not understand
why I kept coming around after being


told no so many


The next times.
tWO and a "Generals at the
Pentagon kept ask-
half years ing why I kept pur-
are going suing this. But my
dad kept me on the
to be the right path," Quick
craziest of said.
"Don't take no,
my life, but never give up, keep
I got my faith. That's what
S, he told me to do,
plane. and it worked," said
I the 22-year-old
DWAYNE pilot.
QUICK Even though
Quick is now in the
Texas Air National Guard, he still has a
long way to go.
"The next two and a half years are
going to be the craziest of my life, but
I got my plane," Quick said as he
smiled from ear to ear.
Quick has been offered jobs with the
military, including a position as a
weather officer in South Carolina, but
he had flown with the commander of
the Texas Air National guard while in
college and was waiting for an opening.


Courtesy photo
Avon Park Class of 2005 graduate Dwayne Quick sitting in an F-16. He knew
that one day he would get his own plane, and his dream came true this summer
when he was excepted into the Texas Air National Guard.


After seven rejection letters, Texas
was the only available opening for
Quick, and once he had the Governor
of Texas's approval, he was told he
was could start training.


According to Quick, that happens
sometime this summer.
And for a call sign, his mom thinks
he should be called Bisquick, but most
everyone calls him Swift for now.


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Teacher raises a sticking

point in negotiations


Continued from page 1A
LPicklesimer said. "That
would improve the whole
salary and means the teacher
will make more .money in
their career."*
That proposal equates to
asking for a roughly $1 mil-
lion raise in teacher salaries.
After Picklesimer met with
the district's chief negotiator
a few times this year and
again in July the district did-
n't budge - they still wanted
to pay teachers exactly what
they did last year.
"(The district's negotiator)
knew we wouldn't like it and
he was right," Picklesimer
said.
The district, in an effort to
save money, moved around
teacher schedules so their
planning period would be
outside of the instruction day.
While this allowed them to
cut more than 50 positions,'
teachers now have classes for
seven periods straight instead
of teaching six while having
one free for planning and tak-
ing care of personal needs.
"We still haven't resolved
the effect of the planning
period," Picklesimer said.
One of the biggest effects
is on the teacher. They get
worn down after teaching the
same thing over and over
without a break.
"It's not easy to put your-
self on rewind," Picklesimer
said.
He is concerned about how
the schedule will effect
teacher absenteeism, burnout
and pressures or tension
because of the extra work-
load.
"I think it will be tough,"
he said.
With the current offer from
the district, teachers may not
get any money for their addi-


tional work.
The impasse will not likely
be settled before school
starts, but that won't have
any effect on the students or
the start date for school.
"We typically have already
settled prior to school start-
ing but there has been a cou-
ple years where we didn't
come to final settlement"
until after school started, Cox
said. "So it won't effect
school starting."
There will be a hearing in
September in front of
Highlands County School
Board members to resolve
the differences of the district
and the teachers, which
Picklesimer said "is ironic to
say the least" because the
negotiator represented the
board in the talks, and now
the board members will make
the final decision between
it's own side and the
teacher's side.
"They have to hear two
sides to what they think the
best decision would be," he
said. "They hear their own
position, it's kind of comi-
cal."
Still, Picklesimer said be
believes they can be impar-
tial.
"I feel our board members
are fair and will represent a
position that will bring the
two sides together," he said.
"I just don't know if I've
seen enough proof in the
budgeting process we have
that they can't give the teach-
ers something."
Cox didn't want to talk
about the current specifics
because language is on the
table and that bars him from
discussing the issue, but he
said teachers would see their
raises continue when the
economy turns around.


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I After Santos-Lopez was
hP is Meistba rights he
"started telling me he didn't
speak English. However, up
to this point he had spoken
English well enough to fol-
low my instructions and talk
to me about his driver


license," the report stated.
'A bilingual deputy later
questioned him and he denied
knowing the powder was in
the car.
Both men were booked
into the Highlands County
jail early Friday and released
Saturday on $5,500 bond
each.


SPD holding

exercises at

school
Continued from page 1A
shot it.
"It covers discretionary
use of force, discharging
firearms and a simulation
of something real going
on," Carr said, explaining
the use of blanks because
officers could be firing -
depending on the situa-
tion.
The class will be cov-
ered in one day, but
because so many SPD
officers will be training,
one shift took the class
Tuesday and the other
will be taking it on
Thursday.


Road closing
SEBRING - Railroad
Street will be closed
between Bowman Avenue
and Center Avenue start-
ing today at 8 a.m. until
further notice due to the
installation of under-
ground utilities by KDL
Underground Inc. under
the CSX railroad tracks at
Center Avenue for the
construction of the
Sebring Parkway Phase II
project.
Detour routes will be
posted. The Amtrak train
station will be accessible
from Center Avenue at all
times.
For further information
you may contact the
Highlands County
Engineering Department
at 402-6877.


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local governments.

Both the county and the
city of Avon Park are having
to cut staff hours and some
positions altogether as com-
missioners and council mem-
bers struggle to balance their
budgets. .
The .Highlands County
School Board is in an equally
difficult -situation, made
tougher because it is saddled
more than other public insti-
tutions with: unfunded man-
dates passed down by the
state.
But we strongly feel this is
no reason to put the burden of
sacrifice solely on the shoul-
ders of our classroom teach-
ers., -
Not only have 50 teachers
been, cut from the staff, but
teachers are losing their plan-
ning period as well.
This means teachers will
be instructing more students
over longer hours, and still
be accountable for standard-
ized testing, data collection,


customized student learning
plans and parent conferences
- to name only a few of
their ancillary duties.
To freeze salaries and pay
steps on top of that seems to
us unfair and short sighted.
Certainly it is no way to,
encourage the best teachers
to stay.
We feel the- teachers are
well within their rights to ask
for raises - especially those
who were due, by contract, to
move up to the next pay step.
We understand that other
employees around the county
are facing freezes and cut-
backs, and some of them will
be taking on expanded duties
because of smaller staffs. But
none of them are taking on
the kind of extra work teach-
ers are being asked to do, or
have such a responsibility to
so many different individuals
every day.
To demand extra work, and
refuse to remunerate that


If members of the board
and the school superintend-
ent have any sense of decen-
cy they will begin by cutting
their own salaries (or volun-
tarily donating money back
to the district), particularly
because the board does the
least amount of work in the
system and the suiperintend-
ent is paid well enough that
he could get by with a little
less.
Other 'admi nisitrIitors, too,
should ,also volunteer t' take
a pay cut. If the upper man-
agemeni of the city of Avon
Park, for example, can take a
2 percent pay cut, a small
enough sacrifice, than surely
school administrators can do
the same.
6t the very least, every
effort should be made to
ensure that those teachers
being asked to take on a larg-
er work load, are compensat-
ed fairly. It isn't just good
business, it is the right thing
to do.


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Many heae with Fourth
fundrai0e.
Editor:
The Janelou Buck Scholarship
Committee of Highlands Little Theatre,
would like to applaud and thank the
following businesses for their contribu-
tion(s) in making our fundraiser on July
4, 2009 very successful!
There'were many individual mem-
bers of our organization who con-
tributed their time and talents onstage
and behind the scenes. We especially
thank Bill Farmer for writing, directing
and appearing in "It's a Wonderful
Country/v'-which- was"the theme of this
year's show, as well as Jim McCollum
for being our extreme chef outside, durt-
ing the entire event.
Thanks to the following businesses
and individuals for their support:.
American Service Title & Escrow,
Caddy shack Bar & Grill, Checker's
Drive-in Restaurant, Chili's Grille &
Bar, Dare Gribb, Daniel W. Welch M),
Dee's Place. The Heritage Foundation,
Highlands Independent Bank, Hungry
Howie's Pizza & Subs of Sebring,
Kentucky Fried Chicken and Mae Lee's
International Deli, Olympic Restaurant,.
Publi.x Southgate Supermarket, Sonny's
Real Pit Barbeque, Subway Sandwiches
& Salads-of Sebring, Sysco Foods,
Walmart Super Center, Wendy's, Wild
Turkey Tavern and Woody's Bar-B-Q.
Also, Gerry and Goldie Garnich,
Tracy, Bethany, Jonathan and Moriah
Finney, Lynda and Lyndsay Reck, Janie
Banks, Jim and Sue McCollum, Lisa
Thomas, Mike and Vanessa Logsdon,
Jackie Koza, Gabrielle Owens, Betty
Bietsch, Barbara Sherr, Ken and Sue
Hall, Pearl and Ed Carter, Margie
Pollard, Patricia Zimmerman, Lois
Brown, Judy Nicewicz, Jay Murphy,
Beth Norman, Barbara and Dewey
Snider, Jake and Ann Roehm, Gloria
Coffey, Lynda Fulcher, Vanda
Ucciferri, Rose Marie Tippins-
Beringer, Helen Curcio, Bill, Mitzi and
Marie Farmer Mike McMillian, Heidi
Hoffman, Alvin Moore, Jordan Meyer,
Clara Simpson, Bella and Shannon
Marrero, Nayelie Sanchez, Tom
Macklin, Art Harriman, Glenn Fowler,
Justin Acker, Allan Grosman, Linda
Wells-Grossman, Phil Gilroy, Stan
Epling, Gene and Jo Brenner and


TODAY'S LETTERS
Cathy Schreima.
We'd also thank all the patrons who
attended our Fourth of July Show for
your donations and support of
Highland's Little Theatre Scholarship
program. We couldn't have done it
without you.
Lynda Fulcher and Sue McCollum
- Co-Chairs, HLT Janelou Buck
Scholarship Committee

Signs of the times
Editor:
If we could have a Tea Party we
would make signs as follows:
Tea Party - Taxed enough already.
America is under attack.
Seniors are under severe attack.
We are disposable.
Save Grandma and Grandpa.
We are becoming slaves of the
Obama Administration.
We must stand up, speak up and fight
for our God-given rights now.
Support the Constitution.
Congress read pages 16, 17 and Pg.
425 of Health Bill. Read it all.
Each fi e years counsel will tell sen-
iors how to end their lives.
Stop rationing of health,care.
Abortion by our taxes must be pre-
vented by this bill.
Health care for American citizens
only.
Renew E-Verify.
Catastrophe on the way with CAP
and Trade and Health Bill.
Destroy this Health Bill - Not
America.
We love America as it was.
Get the government out of our lives
and wallets.
Repent of all of our sins and pray: for.
God's help.
Read our Bibles.
Ruth Ditzell
Sebring

Stading up to fight for
fairness
Editor:
Climate change legislation is moving
forward in Congress, and Peace River
Electric Cooperative (PRECO), along
with other electric cooperatives across
the nation, is standing up to fight for
fairness. Decisions will be made in the


coming c'eeks that will directly impact
our electric bills, and none of us can
afford to sit thfs one out. With our rep-
resentatives here at home for August
recess, now is the perfect time to make
our voices heard.
We stepped up early in the debate to
fight for fairness and affordability as
this legislation-which included a cap-
and-trade system to reduce carbon
dioxide emissions from power plants-
was considered in the U.S. House of
Representatives. Backed by more than
375,000 consumers taking part in the
Our Energy, Our Future campaign,
electric co-ops had a major impact,
securing more than $3 billion in rate
relief from initial U.S. House propos-
als.
But the legislation passed by the
U.S. House in June still has major
flaws. The debate has now moved to
the U.S. Senate, where another version
of the bill is being drafted. Here we
have another opportunity to fight for
more improvements and to minimize,,
the impact this Congressional action,
may have. Here we all have an oppor-
tunity to shape the outcome.
We must urge members of the Senate
to keep climate change legislation fair,
recognizing regional differences in how
electricity is produced. It must be
affordable for all Americans. And its
goals must be achievable-when they
take effect, the technology needed to
reduce carbon dioxide emissions should
be commercially viable at each step of
the way.
It is time we all step up to the plate
and make a stand for the interests of
consumers. Your senators as well as
members of the U.S. House need to
hear from all of us-their voting con-
stituents-for direction.
Let's meet our elected officials here
at town hall meetings, and get our voic-
es to Washington through the Our
Energy, Our Future campaign. Visit
www.ourenergy.coop to send a message
to Capitol Hill about the need for fair,
affordable, and achievable climate
change legislation. We must ensure that
when they vote on a bill, it's done with
America's best interests in mind.
Bill Mulcay
Chief Executive Officer of Peace
River Electric Cooperative


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VFW reopens under
new management
AVON PARK - Veterans
of Foreign Wars 9853, 75 N.
Olivia Drive, has re-opened
under new management.
The hours are noon to 8
p.m. Monday through
Saturday and from 1-8 p.m.
Sunday until further notice.
Meetings will remain the
same: Ladies Auxiliary is
the second Wednesday of the
month at 4 p.m. Men's
Auxiliary is the second
Wednesday of the month at
6 p.m. Post meeting is the
second Wednesday of the
month at 7 p.m.
Call the Post for details at
452-9853.

Junior Academy
Bowling League
looking for members
SEBRING - Kegel
Bowling Center is welcom-
ing all bowlers between the
ages of 5-20 to join the
Saturday Junior Academy
Bowling League.
Registration/meeting is at 10
a.m. Sunday, Aug. 29.
Registration fee is $45
S- (includes shirt and registra-
tion). Each week is $10. For
S more information, call 382-
2643. 4


Sebring Elks plan
Wacky Wednesday
SEBRING - Sebring
Elks Lodge 1529 will host
Wacky Wednesday today.
Classic Reuben and fries
will be served for $6. Live
music from 4:30-7:30 p.m.
with Frank-E. On Thursday,
the card tournament will be
from 1:30-5 p.m.


OBITUARIES


Sebring Hills hosts
bingo
SEBRING - Sebring
Hills is running bingo on
Thursday. Complete books
for all games $10. The club-
house is at 200 Lark Ave.
Doors open at 3:30 p.m. and
bingo starts at 6 p.m. Snack
bar opens at 4 p.m.
Call 314-0028 for more
information.

Blood mobile sets
schedule
Florida Blood Centers-
Highlands will have its.
blood mobile around town
this week. All blood types
needed to supply the need of
area hospitals.
* Wednesday - 10:30
a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Heartland
Workforce
* Thursday - 9:30-11:30
a.m., (Lake Placid)
Wachovia Bank in Lake
Placid, 1-4 p.m., American
Legion Post 69 in Avon
Park.
All doors will receive a
reusable grocery bag and a
mini physical. Call 382-4499
with questions about donat-
ing blood.

SHARE orders being
collected
LAKE PLACID -
Participants can now use
food stamps to pay for
SHARE food and select
items. The office at 201
Belleville St. and North Oak
Avenue in Lake Placid is
open the first and second
Monday and Thursday at
6:30 p.m. only. Bring a food
stamp card to process an
order. Cash, checks or


money orders are also
accepted.
The order sheets and
SHARE newspaper are locat-
ed by the front door for con-
venience in selecting food
order. Call 465-4252 for
information
The August basic menu is
filled with quality food at
the low price of $18. There
are four specials that can be
purchased for a family that
range from $15-$18.50.
Place orders by Sunday.

Assertiveness
Training Seminar set
for Aug. 22
SEBRING - An


Assertiveness Training
Seminar will be held at
Chicane's Restaurant from
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday,
Aug. 22 presented by the
Women's Political Network
of Highlands County and
South Florida Community
College. The seminar will
work with women from all
backgrounds to be comfort-
able with speaking up for
themselves and standing up
and being counted.
A small luncheon will be
provided for a ticket price of
$15 per person. Call Sarah
Jones at 385-0639 or Martha
Cabot at 382-1346 for reser-
vations.


Doris Hall
Doris Grice Elliott Hall,
92, of Avon Park died Aug. 1,
2009. Born in Frostproof, she
had been ,a resident of Avon
Park since 1937. She was a
machine operator for Revel
-Crate Co. She was a member
of the Avon Park Church of
the Nazarene.
Survivors include her son,
Norman; daughters, Anna
Jean Prescott, Pauline
Jackson, Carolyn Carver,
Judy Elliott and Violet
Singletary; brother, Rev.
Arlis F. Grice; 11 grandchil-
dren, 19 great-grandchildren
and five great-great-grand-
children.
A funeral service will be at
10 a.m. today at Avon Park
Church of the Nazarene with
the Rev. Randall Rupert and
Rev. Arlis F. Grice officiat-
ing. Interment will follow in
the Bougainvillea Cemetery
in Avon Park. Arrangements
are being handled by


Stephenson-Nelson Funeral
Home, Avon Park.

Robert Kennedy Jr.
Robert E. Kennedy Jr., 72,
of Sebring, died Aug. 1,
2009. Born in London, Ohio,
he had been a resident of
Sebring since 2003. He was a
lieutenant with, the - Monroe
County Sheriff's Department
for 11 years; worked in secu-
rity at South Florida
Community College in Avon
Park and was previously in
the insurance business for 30
years. He was of the
Protestant faith.
He is survived by his wife,
Charlene L.; and a sister,
Karen Peach.
Memorial. contributions
may be made to the Good
Shepherd Hospice, 4418 Sun
'n Lake .Blvd., Sebring, F1
33872. Cremation arrange-
ments have been entrusted to
Stephenson-Nelson. Funeral
Home, Sebring.


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COMMUNITY BRIEFS


DORIS GRICE ELLIOTT HALL
Doris Grice Elliott Hall, age 92 and of Avon Park, went home
to her Lord on Saturday, August 1, 2009. She was born on June
12, 1917 in Frostproof, Fl to Frank and Mabel (Spicknall) Grice.
She had been a machine operator for Revel Crate Co, was a
member of the Avon Park Church of the Nazarene, where she
was very active and having served on the Nazarene Church
Board, was president of the N.W.M.S., and had been a Sunday
School teacher. Her ministries and missions were raising her
children and caring for the needs of numerous needy children
in the community.
She moved to Avon Park in 1937 from Hardee County. Doris
is survived by a son, Norman (Shirley) Elliott of Old Town, FL;
daughters, Anna Jean Prescott of Avon Park, FL, Pauline
(Densby) Jackson of Frostproof, FL, Carolyn Carver (John) of
Winter Haven, FL, Judy Elliott of Avon Park, FL, and Violet
(Wayne) Singletary of Avon Park, FL; brother, Rev. Arlis F
(Nell) Grice of Picayune, MS; 11 grandchildren; 19 great-
grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.
Her family received friends on Tuesday, August 4, 2009, from
4:00 until 8:00 p.m., at the Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home in
Avon Park. Her funeral will be held on Wednesday, August 5,
2009, at 10:00 a.m., in the Avon Park Church of-the Nazarene,
with Rev. Randall Rupert and Rev. Arlis F. Grice officiating.
Interment will follow her service at the Bougainvillea Cemetery
in Avon Park.
Arrangements entrusted to:

STEPHENSON-NELSON FUNERAL HOME
Avon Park, FL 38325
863-453-3101


EMILY S. ARMSTRONG
Emily S. Armstrong, 78, passed away peacefully at The Palms
of Sebring on July 29, 2009.
Born Emily Adele Spencer May 20, 1931, to Robert and Adele
(Oberst) Spencer of Canandaigua, N.Y., "Emmy" "Em" was a reg-
istered pediatric nurse until she retired to Belgrade Lakes,
Maine, in 1987, and finally to Sebring in 2007.
She was the loving sister of Robert B. and David N. Spencer,
now deceased, loving mother of her two children and five grand-
children, and loving wife to her second husband of 35 years,
retired Army Col. Conrad "Chuck" R. Armstrong. She leaves
Chuck, her children and their families: daughter, Adele M.
Nunno and her children, Alexandra and Nicolas, of
Massachusetts and Argentina; son and daughter-in-law, Stephen
A. Nunno and Laurie Nunno and their children, Talia, Anthony
and Carina Nunno of Oklahoma; sisters-in-law, nieces and
nephews.
Born, raised and educated in the Finger Lakes region of New
York State, Emmy loved and stayed close to water, settling on
Long Lake in Maine where she was a member of bridge clubs,
the beagle club, book clubs and holiday community efforts, while
wintering on the Lake Placid in Lorida until her move to The
Palms, on Lake Jackson. Here she chaired the holiday staff
appreciation bonus fund.
Emmy loved her family, profession, friends, crossword puzzles,
bridge games, dining and social events, and home. She was her
children's biggest fan, a voracious fiction reader, an avid bridge
player, read music and played piano,. loved swimming, waterski-
ing, ice skating and holidays. She inspired her children and all
her grandchildren to love language, reading, watersports, mem-
ories, debate, lakes and fresh water nature and wildlife. She
invoked and instilled respect for family, friendship, community
giving, singing on pitch, responsibility, education, forgiveness,
humor, independence, and the United States of America she
loved and traveled from coast to coast.
She is loved by all who knew her, family and good friends will
miss the way, only she, could love us back.
Friends and family will gather to remember her in Upstate
New York, at a date and time to be announced.


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
CASE NO.: 071198 GCS
CITIBANK, N.A., AS SUCCESSOR BY
MERGER WITH CITIBANK, F.S.B.
PLAINTIFF,
-VS- , I
THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE, HEIRS,
DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
LIENOR, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES,
AND ALL OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING
AN INTEREST BY, THROUGH,
UNDER OR AGAINST THE ESTATE
OF IRMA RIECKEHOFF, DECEASED;
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF IRMA
RIECKEHOFF, IF ANY; ANY AND
ALL UNKNOWN PARITES
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER,
AND AGAINST THE HEREIN
NAMED INDIVIDUAL
DEFENDANTS) WHO ARE NOT
KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE,
WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN
PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN
INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS,
DEVISEES, GRANTEES OR OTHER
CLAIMANTS; JOHN DOE AND JANE
DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS IN
POSSESSION
DEFENDANTSS.
NOTICE OF ACTION
CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE
TO: The Unknown spouse, heirs, beneficia-
ries, or other, parties claiming against the Es-
tate of the Defendant, Irma Rieckehoff, 'de-'
ceased, whose residence is unknown:
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to
foreclose a mortgage on the following proper-
ty:
LOT 2, BLOCK 1, OF SEBRING COUNTRY ES-
TATES SECTION ONE, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 6, PAGE 49, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.-
has been filed against you and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your written defens-
es, if any, to it on DAVID J. STERN, ESQ.
Plaintiffs attorney, whose address is 900
South Pine Island Road #400, Plantation, Flor-
ida 33324-3920 on or before August 10, 2009
(no later than 30 days from the date of the
first publication of this notice of action) and
file the original with the clerk of this court ei-
ther before service on Plaintiff's attorney or
immediately thereafter; otherwise a default
will be entered against you for the relief, de-
manded in the complaint or petition filed here-
'in.
WITNESS my hand' and the seal of this
Court at HIGHLANDS County, Florida, this
20th day of .July, 2009.
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY: /s/ Lisa Tantillo
DEPUTY CLERK
LAW OFFICES OF DAVID J. STERN, P.A.
ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF
801 S. UNIVERSITY DRIVE, SUITE 500
PLANTATION, FL 33324
(954) 233-8000
07-02603(CM)(FNM)
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS
WITH DISABILITIES ACT, persons with disa-
bilities needing a special accommodation
should contact COURT ADMINISTRATION, at.
the HIGHLANDS County Courthouse at 863-
471-5313, 1-800-955-8771 (TDD) or 1-800-
955-8770, via Florida Relay Service..
July 26; August 2,2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. GC-09-414
BANK OF AMERICA, NATIONAL
ASSOCIATION AS SUCCESSOR BY MERGER
TO LASALLE BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,
AS TRUSTEE FOR FIRST FRANKLIN
MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST, MORTGAGE LOAN
ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES,
. SERIES 2007-FF2,
.Plaintiff,
-vs-
TERENCE 0. ROURKE NK/A TERENCE
O'ROURKE; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF TERENCE
0. ROURKE A/K/A TERENCE O'ROURKE;
MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION
SYSTEMS, INC., AS NOMINEE FOR FIRST
FRANKLIN FINANCIAL CORP., AN OP. SUB.
OF MLB&T CO., FSB, and any unknown heirs,
devisees, grantees, creditors, and other
unknown persons or unknown spouses
claiming by, through and under any of the
above-named Defendants,
Defendants.
AMENDED NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE is hereby given that the under-
signed Clerk of the Circuit Court of Highlands
County, Florida, will on the 11th day of Au-
gust, 2009, at 11:00 o'clock A.M. in the Jury
Assembly Room in the basement of the High-


lands County Courthouse located at 430
South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida,
offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the
highest and best bidder for cash, the follow-
ing-described property situate In Highlands


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County, Florida:
The West 1/2 of Lot 6 and all of Lot 7,
Block 99, SHEET 1 OF LAKEWOOD TERRA-
CES, according to the Plat thereof recorded in
Plat Book 2, at Page 50, of the Public Records
of Highlands County, Florida.
pursuant to the Final Judgment entered in
a case pending.in said Court, the style of
which is indicated above.
Any person or entity claiming an interest
in the surplus, if any, .resulting from the fore-
closure sale, other than the property owner as
of the date of the Lis Pendens, must file a
claim on same with the Clerk of Court within
60 days after the foreclosure sale..
WITNESS my hand and official seal of
said Court this 8th day of July, 2009.
If you are a person with a disability who
needs any accommodation in order to partici-
pate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no
cost to you, to the provision of certain assis-
tance. Please contact the Office of the Court
Administrator, (941) 534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this notice; if
you are hearing or voice Impaired, call (TOD)
(941) 534-7777, or Florida Relay Service 800-
955-8770.
ROBERT W. GERMAINE
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
Deputy Clerk
July 26; August 2, 2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. GC-09- 72
COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING,
L.P.
Plaintiff,
-vs-
OFELIA Z. LEZA A/K/A OFELIA LEZA; OLEG
A. LEZA; UNKNOWN TENANT I; UNKNOWN
TENANT II; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC
REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., AS
NOMINEE FOR COUNTRYWIDE BANK, FSB;
WOODS' N IRONS PHASE II OWNERS
ASSOCIATION, INC., A DISSOLVED
CORPORATION, and any unknown heirs,
devisees, grantees, creditors, and other
unknown persons or unknown spouses
claiming by, through and under any of the
above-named Defendants,
Defendants.
AMENDED NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE Is hereby given that the under-
signed Clerk of the Circuit Court of Highlands
County, Florida, will on. the 11th day of Au-
gust, 2009, at 11:00 o'clock A.M. in the Jury
Assembly Room in the basement of the High-
lands County Courthouse located at 430
South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida,
offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the
highest and best bidder for cash, the follow-
ing-decribed property situate in Highlands
County, Florida:
Lot 22 Block 258 'of SUN 'N LAKE ES-
TATES OF SEBRING, UNIT 16, according to
the Plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 10,
Page 4, of the Public Records of Highlands
County, Florida.
pursuant to the Final Judgment entered in
a case pending in said Court, the style of
which is indicated above.
Any person or entity claiming an interest
in the surplus, if ady, resulting from the fore-
closure sale, other than the property owner as
of the date of the Lis Pendens, must file a
claim on same with the Clerk of Court within
60 days after the foreclosure sale.
WITNESS my hand and official seal of
said Court this 13th day of July, 2009. -
If you are a person with a disability who
needs any accommodation in order to partici-.
pate in this proceeding, you are entitled,.at no
cost to you, to the provision of certain assis-
tance. Please contact the Office of the Court
Administrator, (941) 534-4690, within two, (2)
working days of your receipt of this notice; If
you are hearing or voice impaired, call (TDD)
(941) 534-7777, or Florida Relay Service 800-
955-8770.
ROBERT W. GERMAINE
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
Deputy Clerk,
July 26; August 2, 2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY
CASE NO.: 2008-CA-001406
CIVIL DIVISION
U.S. BANK NATIONAL' ASSOCIATION, AS
TRUSTEE FOR THE C-BASS MORTGAGE
LOAN ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES,
SERIES 2007-CB6,
PLAINTIFF,
-VS-
MARTHA G. ANDERSON, A SINGLE WOMAN;
PLACID LAKES HOME OWNERS
ASSOCIATION, INC.; PLACID LAKES HOME
AND. PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION,
INC.
DEFENDANTS.
AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an
Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated
July 21, 2009, entered in Civil Case No. 2008-
CA-001406 of the Circuit Court of the 10TH
Judicial Circuit In and for HIGHLANDS County,
Florida, wherein U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSO-
CIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE C-BASS
MORTGAGE LOAN ASSET-BACKED CERTIFI-
CATES, SERIES 2007-CB6, Plaintiff and MAR-
THA G. ANDERSON are defendantss, I will
sell to the highest and bdst bidder for cash,
JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT
OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE
LOCATED AT 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVE-
NUE, SEBRING, FLORIDA AT 11:00 A.M. on
August 20, 2009, the following described
property as set forth In said Final Judgment,
to-wit:
LOT 7, BLOCK 88, PLACID LAKES, SEC-
TION 8, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT
THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7,
PAGE 70, 'OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST. IN
THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY,
OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF
THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE
A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
DATED at SEBRING, Florida, this 24th day
of July, 2009. E "
ROBERT W. GERMAINE
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
HIGHLANDS County, Florida
. !By: /s/ LisaTantillo
Deputy Clerk
ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: "
SHAPIRO & FISHMAN, LLP
10004 North Dale Mabry Hwy, Suite 112
Tampa, Florida.33618
08-113514
08-13514August 2,9, 2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY
CASE NO.: 08-000071-GCS
CIVIL DIVISION
WACHOVIA BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,
PLAINTIFF,
-VS-
RAJPATEE PARHBHOO-HALLIDAY AND
MARK R. HALLIDAY, HER HUSBAND:


ASSOCIATED JEWERLY, INC; PRIME
ACCEPTANCE CORP.; UNKNOWN PARTIES IN
POSSESSION #1; UNKNOWiN PARTIES IN
POSSESSION #2; IF LIVING, AND ALL


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UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER AND AGAINST THE
ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANTS) WHO ARE
NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE,
WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY
CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSE, HEIRS,
DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER
CLAIMANTS,
DEFENDANTS.
AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an
Order rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated
July 8, 2009, entered in Civil Case No. 08-
000071-GCS of the Circuit Court of the 10TH
Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County,
Florida, wherein WACHOVIA BANK, NATION-
AL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff and RAJPATEE
PARHBHOO-HALLIDAY AND MARK R. HALLI-
DAY, HER HUSBAND; are defendantss, I will
sell to the highest and best bidder for cash,
JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT
OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE
LOCATED AT 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVE-
NUE, SEBRING, FLORIDA AT 11:00 A.M. on
August 11, 2009, the following described
property as set forth in said Final Judgment,
to-wit:
LOT 13 AND LOT 14, IN BLOCK 47, OF
SEBRING LAKES UNIT FOUR-A, ACCORDING
TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 32, OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
LESS A 10 FOOT STRIP RUNNING ADJACENT
AND ALONG ROAD RIGHT OF WAY FOR AD-
DITIONAL ROAD RIGHT OF WAY.
DATED at SEBRING, Florida, this 8th day
of July, 2009.
ROBERT W. GERMAINE
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
HIGHLANDS County, Florida
By: Is/ Priscilla Michalak
Deputy Clerk
ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF:
SHAPIRO & FISHMAN, LLP
10004 North Dale Mabry Hwy, Suite 112
Tampa; Florida 33618
08-089620
July 26; August 2, 2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. PC 08-495
IN RE: ESTATE OF
ALBERTA WIESEMANN,
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of ALBERTA
WIESEMANN, deceased, whose date of death
was May 1, 2008, File Number PC 08-495, is
pending in the Circuit Court for HIGHLANDS
County, Florida, Probate Division, the address
of which is 430 S. Commerce Avenue. The
names and addresses of the personal repreo
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 has been served must file their claims
with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBtICAlHON OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
AFTER THE TIME OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or demands


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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 DESCEND-
ANT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
' The date of first publication of this notice
Is: August 2,2009.
Personal Representative:
BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. f/k/a
BARNETT BANKS TRUST
COMPANY, N.A.
390 N. Orange Ave., Ste. 700
Orlando, FL 32801
Attorney for Personal Representative:
CLIFFORD R. RHOADES, P.A.
Florida Bar No. 308714
2141 Lakeview Drive
Sebring, FL 33870
Telephone: (863) 385-0346
August 2, 9, 2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. PC 09-325
IN RE: ESTATE OF
GAIL PATRICK BAIRD
,a/k/a GAIL P. BAIRD
a/k/a GAIL BAIRD
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of Gall
Patrick Baird a/k/a Gail P. Baird a/k/a Gail
Baird, deceased, whose date of death was
January 22nd, 2009, and whose social securi-
ty number is -------, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which is 590 South
Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870. The
names and addresses of the personal 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
OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE
-TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION
733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE- DECE-
DENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
THE DATE OF 'THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE IS: AUGUST 2ND, 2009.
Personal Representative:
Cindy G. Johnson
1614 Hotiyee Avenue
SSebringFL 33870
/s/ Thombs L. Nunnallee
BREED & NUNNALLEE, P.A.
Attorneys for Personal Representative


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325 NORTH COMMERCE AVENUE
SEBRING, FL 33870
Telephone: (863) 382-3154
Florida Bar No. 0062162
August 2, 9,2009

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. PC 09-287
IN RE: ESTATE OF
HAROLYN CHERYLE DITTMER,
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of HARO-
LYN CHERYLE DITTMER, deceased, whose
date of death was February 13, 2009; RIe
Number 09-287, is pending In the Circuit
Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which is 430 South
Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 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 Atheir
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 August 2,2009.
FREDERICK CHARLES DITTMER
Personal Representative
300 E. Camphor Street
Avon Park, FL 33825
/s/ Derek B. Alvarez
DEREK B. ALVAREZ, ESQUIRE
Attorney for Personal Representative
Forida Bar No. 0114278
GENDERS - ALVAREZ
-A Professional Association
'2307 West Cleveland Street
Tampa, Florida 33609
Telephone: (813) 254-4744 ,
Facsimile: (813) 254-52"2 '
August 2,9,2009.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. PC 09-317
IN RE: ESTATE OF
LESTER SPRINGSTEEN
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of LES-
TER SPRINGSTEEN, deceased, whose date of
death was June 1, 2009, and whose. Social
Security Number is , Is pending in the
Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida,


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Probate Division, the address of which is 590
S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870.
The names and addresses of the personal rep-
resentatives 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: August 2, 2009.
Personal Representatives:
/s/ David Springsteen
5916 Thunder Road
Sebring, Florida 33876
Attorney for Personal Representative:
/s/ David F. Lanier
DAVID F. LANIER
Florida Bar No. 045399
P.O. Box 400
Avon Park, Florida 33826-0400
Telephone: (863) 453-4457
August 2, 9, 2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. GC 09-629
SUN 'N LAKE OF SEBRING IMPROVEMENT
DISTRICT, a special district and a public
corporation of the State of Florida,
Plaintiff,
vs.
AMERICO DA CORTE ABREU, if alive and if
not, his/her unknown spouse, heirs, devisees,
grantees, creditors, or other parties claiming
by, through, under or against AMERICO DA
CORTE ABREU, and all claimants under any of
such party;
Defendant.
NOTICE OF SUIT-PROPERTY
TO: AMERICO DA CORTE ABREU, if alive and
if not, his/her unknown spouse, heirs, devi-
sees, grantees, creditors, or other parties
claiming by, through, under or against AMER-
ICO DA CORTE ABREU, and all claimants un-
der any of such party;
420 N. Borwn Street, Gloucester, NJ 08030
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action
to foreclose bonded capital improvements and
operation and maintenance assessments liens
on the following property in Highlands Coun-
ty, Florida:
Lot 08, Block 352, Unit 16, SUN 'N LAKE
ESTATES OF SEBRING, according to the plat
thereof recorded in Plat Book 10, Page 04, of
the Public Records of Highlands County, Flori-
da.
has been filed against you and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your written defens-
es, if any, to Loretta J. Thompson, Esquire,
JOHN K. MCCLURE, P.A., 211 South Ridge-
wood Drive, Sebring, FL 33870, the Plaintiff's
attorney, and file the original with the Clerk of
the above styled court on or before August 3,
2009; otherwise a default may be entered
against you for the relief demanded in the
Complaint.
WITNESS my hand and seal of said court on
the 15th day of July, 2009.
ROBERT W. GERMAINE
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Ann Kopp
Deputy Clerk
July 26; August 2, 2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: GC07-1141
YALE MORTGAGE CORPORATION
Plaintiff,
vs.
HOWARD S. OSTROW; IRENE
BASSINGTHWAITE;
Defendants.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dat-
ed May 21, 2009, and entered in Case No.
GC07-1141 of the Circuit Court of the 10th Ju-
dicial Circuit, in and for HIGHLANDS County,
Florida, where in YALE MORTGAGE CORPO-
RATION, Plaintiff and HOWARD S. OSTROW,
IRENE BASSINGTHWAITE; Defendants, I will
sell to the highest bidder for cash on the 21st
day of August, 2009, at 11:00 a.m., at the Jury
Assembly Room, 430 S. Cbmmierce Avenue;
Sebring, Florida 33870 the following descri-
bed property as set forth in said Default Final
Judgment lying and being situate in HIGH-
LANDS County, Florida, to wit:
Lot 1, Lot 2 and Lot 3, of LAKESIDE
HEIGHTS, according to the plat thereof as re-
corded in Plat Book 1, Page 52-T, of the Pub-
lic Records of Highlands County, Florida.
Aka
Lot 1, Lot 2 and Lot 3 of LAKESIDE
HEIGHTS, according to the plat thereof as re-
corded in Plat Book 1, page 52-T, of the Pub-
lic Records of Highlands County, Florida.
NOTICE: ANY PERSON WITH A DISABILI-
TY REQUIRING SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS
TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROCEEDING
SHOULD CONTACT 1-800-955-8771 (TOD);
1-800-955-8770 (V), VIA FLORIDA RELAY
SERVICE, NOT LATER THAN SEVEN (7) DAYS
PRIOR TO THE PROCEEDING.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN
THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY,
OTHER THAT THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF
THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE
A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
THE CLERK SHALL RECEIVE A SERVICE
CHARGE OF UP TO $60 FOR SERVICES IN
MAKING, RECORDING, AND CERTIFYING THE
SALE AND TITLE THAT SHALL BE ASSESSED
AS COSTS. THE COURT, IN IT'S DISCRETION,
MAY ENLARGE THE TIME OF THE SALE. NO-
TICE OF THE CHANGED TIME OF SALE SHALL
BE PUBLISHED AS PROVIDED HEREIN.
DATED this 9th day of June, 2009.
� - . ... .. .CLERK OF THE CtRCUIT 60OURT
By: /s/ Prisclla Michalak
Deputy Clerk
STRAUS & EISLER, P.A.
Attorneys for Plaintiff
2500 Weston Road, Suite 213
Weston, Florida 33331
(954) 349-9400
August 2,9,2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION


CASE NO. 28-2008-CA-001063
TAYLOR, BEAN AND WHITAKER
MORTGAGE CORP.,
PLAINTIFF
-VS-
JORGE RODRIGUEZ; TANIA DIAZ; BANK OF
AMERICA, NA; JOHN DOE AND JANE DOE AS
UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION OF
THE SUBJECT PROPERTY,
DEFENDANTS)
RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dat-
ed MAY 12, 2009, entered in Civil Case No.
28-2008-CA-001063, of the Circuit Court of
the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for HIGH-
LANDS County, Florida, wherein TAYLOR,
BEAN AND WHITAKER MORTGAGE CORP., is
the Plaintiff and JORGE RODRIGUEZ; TANIA
DIAZ; BANK OF AMERICA, NA; JOHN DOE
AND JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS IN
POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY,
are Defendants. I will sell to the highest and


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best bidder for cash IN THE JURY ASSEMBLY
ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGH-
LANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH
COMMERCE AVENUE, SEARING, FL 33870, at
11:00 a.m. on the 11th day of August, 2009,
the following described property as set forth
in said Final Judgment, to wit:
LOT 10, BLOCK 34, SEBRING COUNTRY
ESTATES, SECTION TWO, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 7, PAGE 34, PUBLIC RECORDS OF
HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST
IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY,
OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF
THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE
A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), disabled per-
sons who, because of their disabilities, need
special accommodation to participate in this
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 9th day of July, 2009.
ROBERT W. GERMAINE, CLERK
Clerk Of The Circuit Court
By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
Deputy Clerk
Submitted by:
LAW OFFICE OF MARSHALL C. WATSON
1800 NW 49th Street, Suite 120
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
Telephone: (954) 453-0365
Facsimile: (954) 771-6052
Toll Free: 1-800-441-2438
July 26; August 2, 2009


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 08-1525-GCS
SUNTRUST MORTGAGE INC.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
HERBERT JAHR, et al.,
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to
the Final Judgment Scheduling Foreclosure
Sale entered in this case now pending in said
Court, the style of which is indicated above.


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I will sell to the highest and best bidder
for cash in the Jury Assembly Room In the
basement of the Highlands County Court-
house located at '130 South Commerce Street,
Sebring, Florida 33870-3701 at 11:00 A.M.,
on the 111th day of August, 2009, the following
described property as set forth In said Order
or Final Judgment, to-wit:
LOT 2, BLOCK D, AVON LAKES, ACCORDING
TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE(S) 94, OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN
THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY,
OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF
THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE
A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
ORDERED at HIGHLANDS County, Flori-
da, this 8th day of JULY, 2009.
/S/ Robert W. Germaine
As Clerk, Circuit Court
HIGHLANDS, Florida
By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
As Deputy Clerk
SPEAR AND HOFFMAN P.A.
Dadeland Executive Center
9700 South Dixie Highway, Suite 610
Miami, Florida 33156
Telephone: (305) 670-2299
STJ-C-3366/CM
July 26; August 2, 2009

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 09-274-GCS
TAYLOR, BEAN & WHITAKER MORTGAGE
CORP.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
MARCOS PANTOJA; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF MARCOS PANTOJA; MELINA PANTOJA;
THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MELINA
PANTOJA; IF LIVING, INCLUQDNG ANY
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAIDTDEFENDANT(S),
IF REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE
RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS,
LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER
PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER
OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANTSS;
AVON PARK LAKES ASSOCIATION;
WHETHER DISSOLVED OR PRESENTLY


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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;
Defendantss.
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice Is hereby given that, pursuant to a
Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure en-
tered In the above-styled cause, in the Circuit
Court of Highlands County, Florida, I will sell
the property situate in Highlands County, Flor-
ida, described as:
LOTS 9737, 9738, AND 9739, UNIT 30,
AVON PARK LAKES SUBDIVISION, ACCORD-
ING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 32, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORI-
DA.
A/K/A
2925 N. LOWELL ROAD
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 August
11,2009.
DATED THIS 12TH DAY OF MAY, 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 12th day of May, 2009.
Clerk of the Circuit Court
ROBERT W. GERMAINE, CLERK
By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
Deputy Clerk
Law Offices of Daniel C. Consuegra
9204 King Palm Drive
Tampa, FL 33619-1328
Attorneys for Plaintiff
In accordance with the American with Disabili-
ties Act of 1990, persons needing a special
accommodation to participate in this proceed-
Ing should contact the ASA Coordinator no
later than seven (7) days prior to the proceed-
ings. If hearing Impaired, please call (800)
955-9771 (TDD) or (800) 955-8770 (voice),
via Florida Relay Service.
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INVITATION TO BID
Bid No. 09-04
Memorial Drive Water Main Extension
From Memorial Elementary School
To
Herring Avenue
for
CITY OF AVON PARK
Sealed proposals will be received for furnishing all la-
bor, materials and equipment for construction of ap-
proximately 3,200 linear feet of 12 inch PVC water
main from the existing fire hydrant located at the en-
trance to the Memorial Elementary School on Memo-
rial Drive in a southerly direction to Herring Avenue.
At Herring Avenue the CONTRACTOR shall tie Into the
existing 4 inch PVC water main. The CONTRACTOR
shall also construct a 6 inch directional bore In a
westerly direction beneath Memorial Drive and con-
struct approximately 500 feet of 6 inch PVC and tie-in
to the City's existing 6 Inch PVC water main as shown
on the plans. The work also consists of Installing fire
hydrants, valves, and other appurtenances necessary
to provide completely functioning systems. All road
crossing and any driveway crossings will be made by
directional bore as shown on the drawings. All exist-
Ing road rights-of-way shall be sodded and restored
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Proposals will be received by the City of Avon Park,
hereinafter called the OWNER, at the City of Avon
Park City Hall, 110 East Main Street, Avon Park, Flori-
da 33825 in the second floor conference room until
2:30 P.M., local time, on August 25, 2009,_ at
which time bids will be opened and publicly read
aloud. Bids received after said time will be returned
unopened.
Bond Reuliredd Bid Bond, Cashier's Check or Certi-
fied Check in the amount of 5 percenttof proposal
must accompany bid. Performance and Payment
Bonds in the amount of 100 percent of the contract
will be required of the successful bidder. These bonds
and insurance will be required of successful bidder
before award of contract. All sureties, bonding com-
panies and insurance coverage will be to the reasona-
ble satisfaction of the Owner.
Bid Shall be enclosed within a sealed envelope with
the words "BID NO. 09-04 Memorial Drive Water Main
Extension from Memorial Elementary School to Her-
ring Avenue by the City of Avon Park", and the Bidd-
er's name clearly marked on the outside thereof.
Pre-Bid Conference: There will be a NON-MANDATO-
RY Pre-Bid Meeting on August 11, 2009 at 2:30 PM at
the City of Avon Park, (City Council Chambers) 123
East Pine Street, Avon Park, FL, 33825.
Owner's Responsibility: The Owner reserves the right
to waive Informalities in any bid; to reject any or all
bids in whole or In part, with or without cause; and/or
to accept the bid that In his judgment will be for the
best Interest of the Owner.
DEPOSIT OR PRINT CHARGE:
Complete Drawings and Specifications can be ob-
tained at Chastaln-Skillman, Inc. 363 U.S. Highway 27
S, Sebring, FL. (863-382-4160)
Each Complete set of Drawings and Specifications
........ .......... S1 ,00.0
All checks shall be made payable to: Chastain Skill-
man, Inc.
Refund on Deposits: Deposits cover cost of repro-
duction, ng refunds will be made.
Questions: Direct all questions to Ron Cauthan, 863-
382-4160, Chastain-Skillman or Ms. Sarah Adelt,
Avon Park City Manager, 863-452-4403.
Addenda: Issued during the bidding period will be
sent to General Contractors that have been issued
complete sets of Drawings and Specifications.
Bid Withdrawal: No bidder may withdraw his bid for a
period of 60 days after date set for openings thereof.
All bid responses must btie accompanied by "Public
Entity Crimes Report", "Anti-collusion Statement/Bid
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forms must be fully executed by the responder and
submitted with the bid.
Ms. Sarah Adelt, City Manager
City of Avon Park
Avon Park, Florida 33825
August 2, 2009

CITY OF SEBRING
INVITATION TO BID
The City of Sebring wsil receive sealed bids in the City
Purchasing Departmenrt tor:
ITB #09-029: AUTOMATIC ALGAE CLEANING
SYSTEM FOR WWTP TANKS
Specifications & General Terms and Conditions may
be obtained from our website at: mysebdng.com or
by contacting Kirk Zimmerman, CPPB by phone 863-
471-5110, Fax 863-471-5168, or e-mail: kirkzimmer-
man@mysebring.com at the City purchasing office Io-
cated at 368 South Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL
33870. It 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 identity 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, Thursday, Au-
gust 13, 2009, of the official time clock in the pur-
chasing office. Proposals received later than the date
and time specified will be rejected. The City will not be
responsible for the late delivery of any bids that are
Incorrectly addressed, 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 F2 7804); all provisions of the Public
Entity Crimes (Fla. Stat. 287.133, et seq, as amended)
and the provisions in Fla. Stat. 287.134, et seq, 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 award will be in the best interest of the
City of Sebring. The council reserves the right to
waive irregularities in the bid.
Kirk Zimmerman, CPPB
Purchasing Agent
Sebring, Florida
July 29; August 2, 2009
HIGHLANDS COUNTY
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
GENERAL SERVICES / PURCHASING
REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL
The Board of County Commissioners (BCC), High-
lands County, Sebring, Florida, will receive sealed
proposals in the County Purchasing Department for.
RFP 09-051 WATER SAMPLING FOR SOLID WASTE
MANAGEMENT
NIGP Code: 926 Environmental & Ecological Serv-
ices
Specifications may be obtained by downloading from
our website: www.hccc.net or by contacting: Gerald
(Jed) Secory, Director, Highlands County General
Services/Purchasing Department, 4320 George Blvd.,
Sebring, FL 33875-5803 Telephone: 863-402-6523;
Fax: 863-402-6735, or by E-Mail: osecorv@hcbcc.oro
.or Acting Assistant Director, Danielle Gilbert, CPPB,
Phone: 863-402-6524, E-Mail: doilbertahcbcc,.or
Bid envelopes must be sealed and marked with the
bid number and name so as to identify the enclosed
submittal. Bids must be delivered to the Highlands
County Purchasing Department, 4320 George Blvd., i
Sebring, FL 33875-5803 so as to reach said office no
later than 2:00 P.M., August 27, 2009, at which time
they will be opened. Bids received later than the date
and time as specified will be rejected. The Board will
not be responsible for late deliveries of bids that are
Incorrectly addressed, delivered in person, bylnail, orD
any other type of delivery service. One or more Coun-
ty Commissioners may be in attendance, at the above
bid opening. Highlands County Local Preference Poli-
cy will apply to the award of this bid. Bid must be ac-
companied by evidence of bidder's qualifications to
do business in the State of Florida, in accordance with
F.S. 489. The Highlands County Board of County
Commissioners reserves the right to accept oe reject
any or all bids or any parts thereof and the award, if
an award is made, will be made to the most respon- E
sive and responsible bidder whose bid and qualifica-
tions indicate that the award will be in the best inter-
est of Highlands County. The Board reserves the right
to waive irregularities in the bid. The Board of County
Commissioners of Highlands County, Florida, does
not discriminate upon the basis of any individuals
disability status. This non-discrimination policy in-
volves every aspect of the Board's functions, includ-
ing one's access to, participation, employment or
treatment in its programs or activities. Anyone requir-


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ing reasonable accommodation as provided for in the
Americans with Disabilities Act or Section 286.26,
Florida Statutes, should contact Mr. John Minor, ADA
Coordinator, at (863) 402-6509 (Voice), or via Florida
Relay Service 711, or by e-rmal: IlJtlWtijlccji O.s
Requests for CART or Interpreter services should be
made at least 24 hours in advance to pe mrit coordina-
tion of the service.
Board of County Commisslaners
Purchasing Department
Highlands County, Florida
Website: hc uly 26; Auust 2,2009
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HIGHLANDS COUNTY
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
GENERAL SERVICES & PURCHASING
SECTION 00010
INVITATION TO BID (ITB)
The Board of County Commissioners (BCC), High-
lands County, Sebring, Florida, will receive sealed
bids in the County Purchasing Department for:
ITB No., 09-052 MARTIN LUTHER KING BLVD. RE-
SURFACING PROJECT No. 07027
&
CENTER AVE. WIDENING & RECONSTRUCTION
PROJECT No. 01101
Copies of the drawings, specifications, and other Con-
tract Documents are on file and available for public in-
spection at the office of Mr. Gerald (Jed) Secory, Di-
rector, Highlands County General Services / Purchas-
ing Department, 4320 George Blvd., Sebring, 33875-
5803, 863-402-6523, Fax: 6735, or by E-Mail: oseco
rv hcc.oru. These documents may also be found
on the web at www.hcbcc.nel
A MANDATORY Pre-BId meeting will be held on


Wednesday. Auaust 5. 2009 at 10:00 AM.. in the En-
gineering Training Room, 505 South Commerce Ave-
nue, Sebring, Florida 33870. All potential bidders
must attend this meeting.
Submit one (1) original and three (31 conies of your
bid form, bid security and other required data in a
sealed envelope and marked with the bid number and
name so as to identity the enclosed bid submittal.
Bids must be delivered to Highlands County Purchas-
ing Department. 4320 George Blvd., Sebring, FL
33875-5803 so as to reach said office no later than
2:00 P.M., Thursday, August 20, 2009 at which time
they will be opened. Bids received later than the date
and time as specified will be rejected. The Board will
not be responsible for the late deliveries of bids that
are incorrectly addressed, delivered in person, by mall
or any other type of delivery service.
One or more County Commissioners may be In at-
tendance at either or both of the above meetings,
Highlands County Local Preference Policy will apply
to the award of this bid.
Vendors submitting responses must submit bids on
all work to receive consideration. A Bid Bond or Cash-
ier's Check in an amount of five percent (5%) of the
bid must be included on bids over $100;000,00. If the
successful bid is greater than $200,000.00, a Public
Construction Bond will be required. Bid must be .ac-
. companies by evidence of bidder's qualifications to
do business in the State of Florida, in accordance with
F.S. 489.
The principal features of the Project are:
To provide all labor, materials and equipment needed
to resurface, construct 4 feet paved shoulder on both
sides of the roadway and other associated items for
Martin Luther King Boulevard (CR 17A) project
(#07027), and to install drainage, construct parking
lot and turn lanes at the intersection of Martin Luther
king Boulevard and Center Avenue, and the widening
and the reconstruction of Center Avenue for Sebring
Parkway Phase 11 project (#01101) in compliance with
the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOOT),
Standard Specifications for Road and Bridge Con-
struction (2007 Edition), and FDOT Design Standards
for Design, Construction, Maintenance and Utility Op-
erations on the State Highway System (2008 Edition).
The County will only provide the drainage pipe and in-
lets to the awarded bidder.
The Highlands County Board of County Commission-
ers (HCBCC/COUNTY) 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
responsive and responsible bidder whose bid and
qualifications indicate that the award will be in the
best interest of Highlands County. The Board re-
serves the right to waive irregularities in the bid.
The Board of County Commissioners of Highlands
County, Florida, does not discriminate upon the basis
of any individual's disability status. This non-discrim-
ination policy involves every aspect of the Board's
functions, including one's access to, participation,
employment or treatment in its programs or activities.
Highlands County is an equal opportunity employer, a
fair housing advocate and a handicap accessible juris-
diction. Anyone requiring reasonable accommodation
as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act
(ADA) or Section 286.26 Florida Statutes should con-
tact Mr. John Minor, ADA Coordinator at: 863-402-
6509 (Voice), or via Florida Relay Service 711, or by
e-mail: Iminor@hcbcc.ora. Requests for CART or in-
terpreter services should be made at least 24 hours in
advance to permit coordination of the service.


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Board of County Commissioners
Purchasing Department
Highlands County, Florida
Websile: RJwwjhgbcc. e.
July 26; August 2, 2009

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


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CITY OF SEBRING
INVITATION TO BID
The City of Sobrlng will receive sealed bids in the City
Purchasing Department for:
ITB #09-026: WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT
SCHOOL STREET RESURFACING PROJECT
Specifications & General Terms and Conditions may
be obtained from our wobslte at: mysebring.com or
by contacting Polston Engineering, Inc. or Kirk Zim-
merman, CPPB by phone 863-471-5110, Fax 863-
471-5168, or e-mail: kirkzimmerman@mysebring.com
at the City purchasing office located at 368 South
Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. If obtaining
documents via the web site, it shall be the bidders re-
sponsibility 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, Thursday, Au-
gust 20, 2009, olat the official time clock in the pur-
chasing office. Proposals received later than the date
and time specified will be rejected. The City will not be
responsible for the late delivery of any bids that are
incorrectly addressed, delivered in person, by mail, of
any other type of delivery service.
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Entity Crimes (Fla. Stat. 287.133, at seq, as amended)
and the provisions in Fla. Stat. 287.134, et seq, as
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or reject any o 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 award will be in the best interest of the
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The Board of County Commissioners (BCC), High-
lands County, Sabring, Floida, will receive sealed
bids in the County Purchasing Department for:
ITS 09-053 ANIMAL CONTROL DOG PEN BUILDING
35' X 65'
PROJECT No. 08062 - NIGP Code: 909-24
Copies of the drawings are on file and available for
public inspection at Building Designs Inc., 6424 US
27 S., Sebring, Florida 33876, (888) 471-1525. Cop-
ies of the drawings may be obtained from the above
location upon payment of $50.00, Including sales
tax for each set. No partial sets will be issued.
Copies of the plans and specifications are on file and
available for public inspection from Gerald (Jed) Se-
cory, Director, Highlands County General Services/
Purchasing Department, 4320 George Blvd., Sabring,
FL 33875-5803, 863-402-6523, Fax: 6735, or by E-
Mail: asecorv@hcbcc.orQ or Danielle Gilbert, Acting
Assistant Director, 863-402-6524 or by Email: dil-
berthcbcc.ora. The specifications may also be
found on the web at ivw.hcbcc.ne
A Non-Mandatory Pre-BId meeting will be held at
10:00 A.M. on Wednesday. August 12. 2009 at the
Highlands County Purchasing Department. 4320
George Blvd., Sebring, FL 33875-5803. There will be
a site visit to follow at the Highlands County Animnial
Control Department located at 7300 Haywood Taylor
Blvd., Sebring, Florida 33876.
Submit one (1) original and two (2) copies of your
bid form, bid security and other required data in a
sealed envelope marked with the bid number and
name so as to identity the enclosed bid submittal. Bid
envelopes must be sealed and marked with the bid
number and name so as to identify the enclosed sub-
minital Bids must be delivered to the Highlands Coun-
ty Purchasing. Department, 4320 George Blvd., Sebr-
ing, FL 33875-5803 so as to reach said office no later
than 2:00 P.M.. Thursday. Auust 27_ 2009 at
which time they will be opened. Bids received later
than the date and time as specified will be rejected.
The Board will not be responsible for late deliveries of
bids that are incorrectly addressed, delivered in per-
son, by mail, or any other type of delivery service.
One or more County Commissioners may be in at-
tendance at the either or both of the above meetings,
Highlands County Local Preference Policy will apply
to the award of this bid.
Vendors submitting responses must submit bids on
all work to receive consideration. A Bid Bond or Cash-
ier's Check in an amount of five percent (5%)'of the
bid must be included on bids over $100,000.00. If the
successful bid is greater than $200,000.00, a Public
Construction Bond -will be required of the Awarded
Vendor. Bid must be accompanied by evidence of
bidder's qualifications to do business in the state of
Florida, in accordance with F.S. 489.
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ers (HCBCC/COUNTY) 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 award will be In the best interest of High-
lands County. The Board reserves the right to waive
irregularities in the bid.
The COUNTY further reserves the right to direct pur-
chase materials for this project, if in their opinion a
significant cost savings can be realized.
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County, Florida, does not discriminate upon the basis
of any individual's disability status. This non-discrim-
ination policy involves every aspect of the Board's
functions, including one s access to, participation,
employment or treatment in its programs or activities.
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fair housing advocate and a handicap accessible juris-
diction. Anyone requiring reasonable accommodation
as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act
(ADA) or Section 286.26 Florida Statutes should con-
tact Mr. John Minor. ADA Coordinator at: 863-402-
6509 (Voice), 863-402-6508 (TTY), or via Florida Re-
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Dan Hoehne


Hoehne 5:

From Ft.

Meade to

getting fleeced
There is perhaps one posi-
tive comihig out of the
Pittsburgh Pirate fire sale,
the chance for some up and
comers to get their chance in
the big leagues.
Now, it is kind of a
shame, along with a sign of
the times, that the once
proud franchise has been an
also-ran for the past couple
decades.
Of course, they weren't
doing real well with the
players they had, then again,
plenty of other teams sure
were eager to grab those
players when they became
available.
And, of course, this goes
to my whole rant about rev-
enue sharing and that by
lowering their payroll, the
Bucs are working the system
- but I digress.
The cool aspect of this is
that rookie outfielder
Andrew McCutchen has
gotten his opportunity to
play at the big league level
and he's taking advantage of
it.
He cranked three home
runs in a game the other day,
added another Monday night
and it seems like he's in the
bigsto stay.
At first, I just thought,
well, there's some good
coming out of it, and didn't
think much more about it.
But when signing onto
Facebook yesterday
(Monday) Avon Park grad
Johnny Sedlock messaged
me asking if I'd seen what
he had written as his 'sta-
tus.'
I glanced to see he had
written "McCutchen is a
BEAST!"
And I replied, yes, he's
doing pretty well - so?
As Sedlock informed me,-
McCutchen is a 2004 gradu-
ate of Ft. Meade High
School, right over there in
nearby Polk County.
Well, that made it a lot
more interesting.
Former News-Sun Sports
Editor, and now the
Assistant Editor of the paper,
Scott Dressel picked up the
lead, remembering that
McCutchen was at the '04
FACA All-Star Classic and
was, much like Sedlock
described, a 'beast.'
We've got guys from
SFCC, like Ryan Raburn,
Jesse Litsch and Chris
Waters having some success-
es in the majors.
Thomas Gordon, Gabe
White, Hal McRae, James
Hurst and Eric Knott each
had their careers to varying
degrees and we recently
heard of Dee Gordon really
standing out and likely mak-
ing his move through the
minors.
OK, so I'm sure Polk
County has had it's share of
players making it, but you'd
think many of those are from
the more heavily populated
Lakeland area and such,
while Ft. Meade is more on
the outskirts and more akin
to it's Highlands County
neighbors.
So it's kind of nice to hear
about another central Florida
product getting a chance and
succeeding with it.
Although, Cub fans aren't
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Dixe 'O'Zone World Series



Sebring splits to open Series


TEXARKANA, AR - It
took a while for the jitters to
calm down, as one might
expect on such a big stage.
Unfortunately, that didn't
come in time to salvage an
opening-game loss for the
Sebring All-Stars at the
Ozone World Series.
Fortunately, it did come in
time for a 13-0 trouncing of
the host Texarkana team
Monday night and keep our
local boys alive in the double
elimination tournament.
"That first game was an
ugly one," head coach Israel
Gomez said. "The boys got
the jitters, they had butter-
flies."
It probably didn't help
anyone that the slate of
games that were to start
Saturday. were pushed back
until Monday due to days of
rain leading up to the event
that had all but saturated the
fields at Ed Worrell
Memorial Park.
And so the opener was.
held off until Monday morn-
ing and Lexington American
of South Carolina wasted lit-
tle time in
South Carolina jumping to
an early
lead with
three runs
Sebring in the bot-
4tom of the,
first.
It took a
while for the Sebring bats to
get going, but Jordan Baker
and Jonathan Struck settled
in to keep the Lexington little
leaguers in check through the
second and third innings.
On to the top of the fourth
where the boys in blue final-
ly broke through. scoring
three times to even things up.
With two out and Andrew
Starkey on second, Alex
Gomez drew a walk and Alex
Forde doubled in a run to put
runners on second and third.
Baker followed with a two-
run single to make it a 3-3
game.
But South Carolina broke
through on a Reece .Burnett
solo home run in the bottom of
the frame to edge back out in
front before another three runs
came across in the fifth, allt
with two out, for a 7-3 lead.
A single run was tallied in
the topof the sixth, but it just
wasn't enough and Sebring
now found itself in the con-
solation bracket.
And with the schedule hav-
ing been pushed back and two
games played on Monday.'
there was the chance that they
could be done and out ot it in
one day's time.
"We just told the kids,
'we've got to regroup,'"
Gomez said. "They just had
to calm down and play their
game."
Monday night saw a
match-up with.the hometown
team and while the offense
didn't come fast out of the
gate, it did seem to be on the
verge of breaking out.


'The boys got
the jitters, they
had butterflies.'

ISRAEL GOMEZ
Sebring head coach:

With two out in the first,
Forde doubled and Easton
Davis singled, but a fielder's
choice ended the threat..
Starting pitcher Struck
then helped hisiown cause at
bat, leading off the second
with a single and moving to
second on a passed ball
before Luis Martinez drove
him in with a single to put.
Sebring on the board;
With Struck skimming
through the Texarkana line-
up, going four innings and
giving up just two hits and no
walks while striking out four,
the Sebring ..hitters soon
broke it open, scoring six in
both the third and fourth
innings to end this one early.
Dylan Frazier started the
thirdwith a walk, one of six
the patient, Sebring hitters
would draw in
the game, and Sebring
moved to sec- A
ond on a 1
Starkey sin-
gle. Texarkana
The two
moved up on
a double steal
before Baker drew a one-out
walk to load the bases.'
With two out, Davis sin-
gled home a run, Ferretti took
one for the team. getting hit
by a pitch to score another
and Struck struck again with
an RBI single to make it 4-0.
An error then scored Da\is
and mno\ed the runners up
before Connor Cook came
through with a two-run single
for a 7-0 lead.
The fourth saw even more
patience from the Sebring
sluggers, as Gomez drew a
'one-out walk, moved to third
on passed balls while Baker
drew a walk as well.
A double -steal brought
Gomez in as Forde was draw-
ing another walk And then
Davis moved the runners
over for Ferretti to single in
to make it a 10-0 lead.
Ferretti came in on
Struck's third single of the
game before Cook put the
finishing touches on the win
with a two-run home run to
pro\ ide for the final margin.
"Jonathan (Strutk) just
pitched a great game, and
that's what we needed.,
Gomez said. "The kids really
came around and played like
the team I. know. .When
Connor hit that home run, that'
really got us going and hope-
fully that can carry over."
Up next was a contest with
Team Louisiana at 5:30, cen-
tral time, Tuesday evening.
Check wwfw.newssun.com
for updates on Sebring's
progress in the Dixie Ozone
World Series.- Dan Hoehne












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THE SCOREBOARD


AMERICAN LEAGUE
East Division
W L Pct GB
New York 63 42 .600 -
Boston 62 42 .596
Tampa Bay 58 48 .547 5%
Toronto 51 54 .486 12
Baltimore 44 61 .419 19
Central Division
W L Pct GB
Detroit 55 49 .529 -
Chicago - 54 52 .509 2
Minnesota 52 53 .495 3%
Cleveland 44 61 .41911Y
Kansas City 41 64 .39014z
West Division
W L Pet GB
Los Angeles 63 40 .612 -
Texas 59 45.567 4% ,
Seattle 54 51 .514 10
Oakland 45 60 .429 19
Monday's Games
Tampa Bay 10, Kansas City 4
Detroit 6, Baltimore 5
Oakland 3, Texas 2
Tuesday's Games
Baltimore at Detroit, late
Minnesota at Cleveland, late
N.Y. Yankees at Toronto, late
Boston at Tampa Bay, late
Seattle at Kansas City, late
L.A. Ange.apChicago White Sox, late
Texas at klfid, late
Wednesday's Games
Baltimore at Detroit, 7:05 p.m.
Minnesota at Cleveland, 7:05 p.m.
N.Y. Yankees at Torohto, 7:07 p.m.
Boston at Tampa Bay, 7:08 p.m.
Seattle at Kansas City, 8:10 p.m.
L.A. Angels at Chicago White Sox, 8:11 .
p.m. ,
Texas at Oakland, 10:05 p.m.
LEAGUE LEADERS
BATTING-ISuzuki, Seattle, .364; .
Mauer, Minnesota, .355; Bartlett,
Tampa Bay, .337; MiCabrera, Detroit,
.334; MYoung, Texas, .324; Jeter, New
York .322; BAbrbu, Los Angeles, .322.
RUNS-Figgins, Los Angeles, 84;
BRoberts, Baltimore, 79; Pedroia,
Boston, 77; Scutaro, Toronto, 75;
Damon, New York,.72; Morneau,
Minnesota, 72; Kinsler, Texas, 71.
RBI--Momeau, Minnesota, 86;
Longoria, Tampa Bay, 78; Teixeira,
New York, 77; AHill, Toronto, 76; Bay,
Boston, 74; BAbreu, Los Angeles, 73;
Markakis, Baltimore, 73.
HITS-ISuzuki, Seattle, 155, Jeter, New
York, 134;.Prawford, Tampa Bay, 132;.
AHill, Toronto, 132; MYoung, Texas,
132; MiCabrera, Detroit, 131.
DOUBLES-BRoberts, Baltimore, 37;
Und, Toronto, 35; Byrd, Texas, 32;
Markakis, Baltimore, 32; Scutaro,
Torofto,'32; Butler, Kansas City, 31;1
Pedripa,-Bosto t,31; MYoung, Texas,.
31. ' ' ' . ,
TRIP aEt*omquist,Kansas City. 7;'.
FiggNi bs Angeies, '7; Crawford,
Ta im '6; Cridyer'Minnesota, 6:
De Je1. sansas City, 6; Gardner. New -
York Zobrist, Tampa Bay, 6
HOgEJIUNS-Momeau, Minnesota,
28-,'X-tll Toronto, 26: CPena, Tampa
Baye Teixeira, New York, 26; NCruz.
Tex t: Branyan, Seattle, 24; Dye,
Chr , 24.
ST OE'BASES-Crawford, Tampa
Bayr IEtlsbury, Bdston, 48: BUpton,,'
TanO-XBaiy 33; Figgins, Los Angeles,,
:31 BA: .., Los Angeles, 22: Kinsler,
Texa 2,'iSuzukl, Seattle, 22
ckett, Boston, 13-4;
FH littlee , 12-4: Verlander,.-
Det. 12'5; JerWeaver, Los Angeles.
11-Z lmffield, Boston. 11-3; Halladay.
Toronito- t-4:B14Buehfle, Chicago. 11-5.
ST- Verlander, Detroit. 180; .
Greinf, Kansas City, 162; Lester.
Boston, 148; FHernandez, Seattle, 141;
Beckett, Boston, 132; Halladay, Toronto,.
129[;JetWeaver, Los Angeles, 126.
SAVES-MaRivera, New York, 30; *
Fuentes, Los Angeles, 30; Nathan,
Minnesota; 29,Papelbon, Boston, 27;'-
Aardsm,,. Seattle, ?5; Jenks, Chicago,
22; Rodney, Detroit, 2'1.
NATIONAL LEAGUE
East Division
W L Pet GB
Philadelphia 59 44 .573 -
Florida- 55 50.524 5
Atlanta 53 53 .500 7%
New York 50 55 476 10
Washington 34 72 .321 26%
Central Division
W L Pct GB
Chicago 56 48 .538 -
St. Louis 58 50 .537 -
Houston - 53 53 .500 4
Milwaukee 53 53 .500 4
Cincinnati 45 60.429114~
Pittsburgh 45 60 .42911%'
'West Division
W L Pct GB
Los Angeles 65 41 .613 -
Colorado 58 47 .552 6%
San Francisco 58 48,.547 7
Arizona 47 59 .443 18
San Diego 44 63.411 21%
Monday's Games
Washington 8, Pittsburgh 4
Arizona 6, N.Y. Mets 5.
Chicago Cubs 4, Cincinnati 2
Houston 4, San Francisco 3
San Diego 4; Atlanta 2
Milwaukee 6, L.A. Dodgers 5
Tuesday's Games
Arizona at Pittsburgh, late
Colorado at Philadelphia, late
Florida at Washington, late
Chicago Cubs at Cincinnati, late
St. Louis at N.Y. Mets, late
San Francisco at Houston, late,
Atlanta at San Diego. late.
Milwaukee at L.A. Dodgers, late
Wednesday's Games
St. Loiis at N.Y. Mets, 12:10 p.m.
San Francisco at Houston, 2:05 p.m.
Atlanta at San Diego, 3:35 'p.m.
Arizona at Pittsburgh, 7:05 p.m.
Colorado at Philadelphia, 7:05 p.m.
Florida at Washington, 7:05 p.m.
Chicago Cubs at Cincinnati, 7:10 p.m.
Milwaukee at L.A. Dodgers, 10:10 p.m.


LEAGUE LEADERS
BATTING-HaRamirez, Florida, .342;
Sandoval, San Francisco, .327; Tejada,
Houston, .324; DWright, New York, ,
.321; Kemp, Los Angeles, .317; Helton,
Colorado, .317; Braun, Milwaukee, .316.
RUNS-Pujols, St. Louis, 82;
Zimmerman, Washington, 77; Braun, '
Milwaukee, 76; Utley, Philadelphia, 76;,
Victorino, Philadelphia, 74; Reynolds;,
Arizona, 71; Bourn, Houston, 70.
RBI-Fielder, Milwaukee, 93; Pujols, St.
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HITS-Tejada, Houston, 138; Victorino,
Philadelphia, 128; Braun, Milwaukee,
127; HaRamlrez, Florida, 125;
DWright, New York, 125; Kemp, Los
Anrgeles; 124; Sandoval, San Francisco,
124., ' ,"
'DOUBLES-Tejada, Houston, 33;
Sandoval, San Francisco, 31; Helton,
Colorado, 30; HaRamlrez, Florida, 29;
FSanchez, San Francisco, 29; DWrlght,
New York, 29; Hawpe, Colorado, 28;
Hudson, Los Angeles, 28.
TRIPLES-Bourn, Houston, 9; SDrew,
Arizona, 7; GParra, Arizona, 7;
Bonifaclo, Florida, 6; Braun,
Milwaukee, 6; Kemp, Los Angeles, 6;
Morgan, Washington, 6; Pagan, New
York, 6; JUpton, Arizona, 6; Victorino,
Philadelphia, 6.
HOME RUNS-Pujols, St. Louis, 34;
Reynolds, Arizona, 32; AdGonzalez, San
Diego, 28; ,unn, Washington; 27;
Fielder, Milwaukee, 26; Howard,
Philadelphia, 26; lbanez, Philadelphia,
26.
STOLEN BASES-Bourn, Houston, 38;
Morgan, Washington, 32; Fowler,
Colorado, 24; Pierre, Los'Angeles, 23;
Rollins, Philadelphia, 23; DWright, New
York, 23; Kemp, Los Angeles, 22.
-PITCHING -Cain, San Francisco, 12-3;
Lincecum, San Francisco, 12-3;
Marquis, Colorado, 12-7; Wainwright,
St. Louis, 12-7; JSantana, New York,
12-8; Harein, Arizona, 11-6; Billingsley,
Los Angeles,:11-6.
STRIKEOUTS-Lincecum, San
Francisco, 191; JVazquez, Atlanta, 158;
Haren, Arizona, 149; Gallardo,
.Milwaukee. 147; Billingsley, Los
Angeles. 140. Wainwright, St. Louis,
. 140, WRodriguez, Houston, 128;
JSamnana. New York, 128; Jimenez,
Colorado, 128.
SAVES-Street, Colorado, 28;
, BrWiison, San Francisco, 27; Bell, San
.Diego. 27. Franklin, St. Louis, 24;
. Hoftman, Milwaukee, 24; FrRodriguez,
New York, 24; Broxton, Los Angeles,
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W L T PtsGF GA
Columbus 8 3 9 33 29 24
Chicago 8 3 8 32 26 20
SDC. 6 4 10 28 34 32
TorontoFC 7 7 6 27 28 31
New England 6 5 6 24 19 22
Kansas City 5 7 6 21 20 25
NewYork 2 15:4 10 16 37
WESTERN CONFERENCE
W L T PtsGF GA
Houston 105 5 35 27 17
Seattle '.7: 7, 4 8 29 26 20
Los Angeles' 6 3 10 28 23 20
Colorado :7. 6 6 27 28 24
Chivas USA 8 "6 3 '27 19 15
Real Salt Lake 6 8 "5 23 28 24
FCDallas 5 9 5 20 28 30
San Jose 4 10 5 17 25 35
NOTE: Three'points for victory, one
point for' tie.
Sunday's Game
San Jose 4, Seattle FC 0
Thursday's Game
Houston at FC Dallas, 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 8
Los Angeles at New England. 6 p.m.
Columbus at San Jose. 8-30 p.m.
Seattle FC at Real Salt Lake, 9 p.m.
Chivas USA at Colorado, 9:30 p;m.


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S .. L Pct GB
Indiana 15 4 .789 -
Connecticut ' 10 9 .526 5.
Washington6: 10 9 .526 5
Atlanta ; .10 10 .500 5%
Chicago 10 10 .500 5%X
Detroit 6 10 .371 7/2
New York 6 12 .333 8'/
WESTERN CONFERENCE
W L Pt GB
Phoenix- 15 6 .714 -
Seattle .. 12 7 .632 2
Minnesota 10' 10 .500'4%:
San Antonio 8 10 .444 5%
Los Angeles 6 10 .375 6%
Sacramento .5 16 .238 10
Sunday's Games
Indiana 87, Washington 79
Connetticul 83, Detroit 65
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Tuesday's Games
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NiW York at Detroit, late
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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.


Red Devil Football Golf Set
AVON PARK - The Avon Park Red
Devil Football boosters have set this
year's golf tournament fundraiser for
Saturday, Aug. 29 at River Greens Golf
Club.
Registration will begin at 7 a.m. with.
an 8 a.m. shotgun start for the four-per-
son scramble.
Entry fee is $60 per person and forms
maybe obtained at River Greens or from
tournament coordinator Chet Brojek by
calling 385-4736 or mailing him at
cbrojek@comcast.net.
Registration covers cart, greens fees, a
raffle ticket, and refreshments on the
course, and post-golf lunch in the club-
house.
All proceeds from the tourney will
benefit the Red Devil Football program.
Checks made payable to Red Devil
Football and forwarded with entry forms
to Chet Brojek, 3310 Par Road, Sebring,
FL 33872.
Hole sponsorships are only $50 and
other business packages are available by
contacting the school athletic director
Mort Jackson at 452-4311.
Come join Coach Andy Bonjokian and
his staff at River Greens as the Red
Devil football boosters get the team off
to a fast start for the 2009 season.

Tee Off to Benefit Florida 4-H
AVON PARK - The Florida 4-H
Foundation, Inc. hosts its 2009 Golf
Classic to benefit the 4-H youth develop-
ment program in Florida.
The 18th Annual Seminole Tribe of
Florida, Inc./Florida 4-H Golf Classic
will take place on Saturday, September
26 at 8 a.m. at Highland Ridge North.
This event is open to the public.
"Throughout my life 4-H has played a
major role," said Congressman Adam
Putnam, honorary golf classic chair."I
grew up working in my family citrus and
cattle business, and we were always par-
ticipating in 4-H activities.When I was in
high school, 4-H was my introduction to
public service when I served as state 4-H
President. Not only do you learn a lot in
4-H, you have a lot of fun too. And that's
why I continue to be an enthusiastic sup-
porter of 4-H and am thrilled to be
Chairman of this year's 4-H Golf
Tournament."
Florida 4-H provides hands-on learn-
ing activities to youth 5 - 18 and sup-
ports adult learning opportunities for
volunteers.
Funds raised through the golf tourna-
ment support 4-H activities in local com-
munities throughout the state.
"I have seen first-hand the many posi-
tive impacts 4-H has upon so many
young lives," said Mike Waldron, the
2009 golf chair. "Your continued support
of the 18th Annual Golf Classic helps to
maintain a 'full menu' of 4-H programs.",
.or more information about the event,
contact Kristin Bird at kbird@ufl.edu or
call (352) 846-0996. . -
Registration deadlines,' hotel accom-
modations and information aboui becom-
ing a sponsor are available online at
wwwv.florida4h.org. :
The Seminole Tribe of Florida, Inc. is
sponsoring this event.

Green Dragon Basketball'
Clinic
LAKE PLACID - Lake Placid head
basketball coach David Veley will be
supervising a basketball clinic at the
high school gym Saturday, Aug. 8 from
8,:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
.Registration starts at 7:45 with a cost
of $10 for boys and girls aged 2nd
through 9th grades.
Offensive skills will be emphasized
from the proper shooting mechanics and
ball handling to teaching offensive prin-
cipals of moving with and without the
ball.
For more information, contact Coach
Veley at 381-4202, 441-0299; or emial
veleyl31@comcast.net. . ,

Firemen Memorial Golf
SEBRING - Sebring Firemen, Inc.
announced the 10th annual Sebring
Firemen Memorial qolf Classic will take
place Saturday, Aug. 8 at the Sun 'N
Lake Golf and Country Club.
SHosted 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. on both
Sun 'N Lake courses.
Prizes and a silent auction will feature


ticipants there will be another walk/run
this year.
Plans for Run for the Fallen -
Highlands are being finalized and is
scheduled for August 22 at Highlands
Hammock State Park in Sebring.
If you are interested in participating by
walking or running, volunteering, or
donating to the cause I may be contacted
by email: runforthefallenfl@yahoo.com
or www.myspace.com/484331829.


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Registration forms can be picked up at
local clubs or you can call Barbara at
382-2255 or Tommy Lovett at 385-5100.
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.

Highlands 500 Club
LAKE PLACID - The Highlands
County Women's 500 Club will hold it's
annual meeting and bowling tournament
Sunday, Aug. 9 at the Royal Palms
Bowling Center in Lake Placid.
The tournament, open to members of
the 500 Club with a cost of $15, begins
at 1 p.m. with the meeting to follow.
At the meeting, there will be elections
of new officers and two directors, as well
as planning for local bowling tournament
during the 2009/10 season.
Club president Lois Wilson is up for
re-election, along with secretary/treasur-
er Teri Welsh and directors Lil Aslinger
and Nancy Segert
If you are interested in running for
election, please notify Lois Wilson at
465-0736 or Teri Welsh at 382-6167.

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 will receive camp T-
shirts.
For enrollment information, contact
SFCC head coach Carlos Falla at
fallac@southflorida.edu, through the col-
lege website at wwwsouthflorida.edu/ath-
letics/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).

Sertoma sets date,
SEBRING - The Highlands Sertoma
Club is pleased to announce that they
will be.hosting their 32nd annual
Highlands Independent Bank/Sertoma
Golf Tournament on August 22-23 at the
Sun 'N Lake Country Club in Sebring&
utilizing both the Deer and Turtle Run.
courses and sporting a new island green
on Deer Run No. 9.
This year's tournament will continue
to sport Sertonma'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

Run for the Fallen
S EBRING - Run for the Fallen is a
'national event that first took place last
year as a group of friends of a fallen sol-
dier organized a run across the United
States, running from California to
Arlington Cemetery.
SThey asked for pledges of miles to
honor the masses of our fallen military.
They ran one mile for every fallen
military member from Operation
Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi
Freedom.
By August 24, 2008 there were over
4,000 service men and women honored
. with participants in 10 countries and
more than 43 states.
In ally there were 9,145 registered par-
ticipants, 35,725 miles walked or run and
6 miles climbed in honor of the fallen.
Our local walk/run had almost 60 par-
ticipants last year, walking more than
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Sebring
Recreation Club
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SEBRING - The vacation
list is growing and our
"under-the-weather" is grow-
ing even faster. Bobby Clark
has a broken arm and cannot
do Zumba justice. They will
resume the first of next
month.
We have any dancers that
travel a bit to get here, such
as Bonnie Loomis from Lake
Placid; also Maria Sheehan
makes the same trip just to
dance at the club. Has anyone
seen the Daisys, Scot and
Terry from New Jersey now
living in Lake Placid?
If you want to stay healthy
you must work at it, so why
not have fun doing this by
dancing with us? You have so
much to gain by stopping by
and checking us out and not
much to lose. You should
realize that you are impor-
tant, stop by.
Saturday evening and the
pins are out for shuffleboard.
We have a nice number for
this the last pin shuffle in
July. Sue Masters, Essie
Gouveia, Winnie Wells,
Doris Harvey, Shirley Wright
and Sue Kelly were the lady
players. John Bushee, Ed
Straub, Clarence Wright,
Ernie Kelly, Rich Elleson,
Bill Gorsuch, Gurney
Masters, made up all the
players. The pin fell several
times during the evening and
much sobbing was heard. A
good time was had by most,
and we will do it again in
August.
Birthdays July 27 finds
Shirley Wright one year older
and 'Clarence said she was
now eligible for Social
Security. Rich Elleson turned
75 on July 27 and still feels
young. Roscoe Burdette has a
birthday Aug. 6 but won't tell
how young he is. He does say
however that he still can
remember his 75th birthday.
Zumba will be active at the
club in just another month.
The party will resume and
you will not even know it
took a break.
Aug. 6 Sebring hosts a
Central District tournament
that starts at 9 a.m.
Everybody is welcome. One
does not need a partner to
participate.. Six 16-frame
games and we should be
completed about 2:45 p.m.
Bring your own lunch for this
one, for the cooks have gone
north. Ask John what he
would like you to do to help,
because he does. most of this
alone.
Pray for our country and
also our service people.
Include all that have loved
ones in the service also.
See us at 333 Pomegranate
Ave., (behind the Sebring
Police Station).

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By Barbara Ke//eher

LAKE PLACID - July 27.
all gathered for the coed cof-
fee and refreshments that was
prepared and served by Ed
and Marilyn Cromer. Our
emcee was Andy Anderson,
. who began the meeting by
congratulating MarySue
Willeke, whose name was
pulled for the Coffee News.


Her name will, along with
others, go in the final draw-
ings for July. Let's hope she
wins.
Our park manager told the
residents that if they select a
"dish" for their TV program-
ming, the company must
attach the dish to the house.
They cannot be placed in the
middle of the yard. If you
have any problems with the
company', you can contact
him and he will inform the
company regarding the rules
of the park.
Also they will be inspect-
ing the docks along the resi-
dents' inlet. If they are unsafe
or unsightly, they will be
removed so please begin to
restore them.
He also told the residents
that the plumbers that they
hired did find the leak, which
was coming through the floor
in the kitchen.
Andy welcomed back Bart
Wahl, who won a World
Series of Poker ticket in
Jacksonville to be played in
Las Vegas. He said it was
quite an experience.
Carol Noel gave a report of
residents that need our
thoughts and prayers: A sym-
pathy paper for all to sign for,
Pat and Joe Schweiger; Pat's
brother passed away. Cards
to sign for the following:
Bart Wahl, who will be hav-
ing back surgery. Peaches
Dodge is in hopes of coming
home soon.
We received thank you
notes from the following for
our prayers and kindness:
Dee Kindred, the family of
Toni Price and Carol
Oldham's husband Bob. Our
signature showing our con-
cern means a lotto so many.
Wil Noel announced that
we will be having our
Military Soup and Sandwich
evening meal on Sunday,
Aug. 9. Tony Barriga
announced that the Mustangs
(Men's Lunch Out) will be
the Blue Lagoon on Tuesday,
Aug. 18. Ladies Lunch Out
has not been announced yet
since we are waiting to see
who will chair this committee
for August.
Laura Bailie played the
piano and led us in song for
those celebrating their birth-
day. We all sang to Wil Noel.
We went on to sing Happy
Anniversary to Pat and Bart
Wahl.
July 28 we had our Ladies
Coffee and 11 attended. The
coffee and cookies were pre-
pared and displayed by Carol
Noel. Marilyn Cromer was
the emcee. She is anxious to
turn in her financial report to
the chairman of the August
committee. Marilyn asked
our Sunshine chairman,
Carol Noel, to read the names
of friends and neighbors we
need to keep in our thoughts
and prayers.
She read several thank you
notes from the families we
have already sent "Thinking
of You Sheets." She has
sheets on the table for all to
sign.
We are hoping to get some
ladies to volunteer for the
August committee, which
includes Ladies Day Out. The
meeting adjourned.


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COMMUNITY CALENDAR


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

TODAY
* Adult Children of
Alcoholics and
Dysfunctional Families.
New Life Group meets
Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. at
Grace Bible Church, 4453
Thunderbird Road, Sebring.
For details, call 446-0461" For
details on the organization,
go to www.adultchildren.org.
* American Legion Post 25
Lake Placid has lounge
hours from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Burgers served from 5-7 p.m.
Live music is from 5-8 p.m.
For details, call 465-7940.
* American Legion Post 74
open noon to 8 p.m. Hot dogs
served. Happy Hour 4-6 p.m.
Call 471-1448.
* American Veterans have
bingo at 1:30 p.m. every
Wednesday. Call 385-0234.
* Avon Park Noon Rotary
Club meets noon, Rotary
Club Building, corner of
Verona Avenue and Pine
Street.
E Bridge Club of Sebring
(American Contract Bridge
Club) plays duplicate games
-at 12:30 p.m. at 347 Fernleaf
Ave., Sebring. For details, call
385-8118.
* The Bridgettes meet at
12:15 p.m. at Sebring
Recreation Center to play
bridge. For details, call Claire
IMarcotte at 382-6720:
* Christian Fellowship
Group meets 7 p.m. For
details, call 381-9005 or 381-
9007.
* Country Swingers has
dances at the Sebring
Recreation Club, 333
Pomegranate Ave., Sebring.
Membership is required.
Beginners dancing from 5:15-
6:15 p.m. Advanced dancing
is from 6:30-8:30 p.m. New
dances taught every other
week. Call 655-2398.
* DivorceCare is a weekly
video support group for those
experiencing the pain of sep-
aration or divorce. Come any
Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. at
First.
Baptist,Church of Avon Park
Fellowship Hall classroom.
Thirteen individual video ses-
sions offer hope and support.
Workbook cost is $12.
Children's and youth activities
provided. Supper available at
5 p.m. for $3 ($10 max for
family). Call 453-6681.
* Gold Wing Road Riders
Association meets at 6 p.m.
first Wednesday at Homer's
Smorgasbord in Sebring. For
details, call Harold Francis at
(954) 461-4346.
' Heartland Horses &
Handicapped Inc. is offering
pony rides every Monday and
Wednesday from 4:30-6:30
p.m., weather permitting. $5
donation per child. Call 452-
0006 for more information. All
proceeds raised support our
free equine assisted riding
program for adults and chil-
dren with special needs,
which resumes in September.
* Heartland Talk of the
Town Toastmasters meet
the first and third Wednesday
from 6-7 p.m. at the Sebring


Chamber of Commerce. The
web address is www.toast-
masters.org. For. information
call Linda Udall at 214-4288.
* Highlands County
Narcotics Anonymous
meets at 8 p.m. at the
Lakeside house, 1513 S.
Highlands Ave., Avon Park.
For details, call the 24-hour
hotline 1-800-850-7347 or
(941) 616-0460.
* Highlands Senior Center
Inc., has a sing-along with
the Good Times Band and
live dance music with Sunny
Boys and Company from 10
a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Sebring
Hills Clubhouse, 200 Lark
Ave. All area seniors are invit-
ed. Salad bar, hot dogs and
sodas are provided or bring a
lunch. There will be free cof-
fee, tea, lemonade, danish
and desserts. For details, call
Bob or Ahn McQueen at 386-
0752.
* Highlands Shrine Club,
2606 State Road 17 South,
Avon Park (between Avon
Park and Sebring) meets
from 8:30-10:30 a.m. for cof-
fee and doughnuts and
socializing for members and
any interested person. For
details, call 382-2208.
* Kiwanis Club of Sebring
meets every Wednesday at
noon at Homer's Restaurant.
Call Grace Plants 273-1421
for more information.
* Lake Placid Elks Lodge
2661 has a buffet from 5-7
p.m. at the lodge. The lodge
is open to members and their
guests. Shuffleboard is at 1
p.m. Lounge hours are 1-9
p.m. For details, call 465-
2661.
* Lake Placid Moose plays
cards at night. Open to mem-
bers and qualified guests
only.
* Lake Placid Loyal Order
of the Moose meets at 7:30
p.m. the first Wednesday at
the lodge.
* Loyal Order of Moose,
Highlands County Lodge No.
2494, 1318 W Bell St., Avon
Park. Dinner served every
Wednesday from 5:30-6:30
p.m. Lodge phone number
452-0579.
* Narcotics Anonymous
Never Alone Candlelight
meets at 7 p.m. at 133 N.
Butler Ave. in Avon Park,
near the First Congregational
Church. For information call
Heartland area helpline (863)
683-0630. More information
on other meetings and events
at www.naflheartland.org.
* Over The Hill Gang meets
10:15 a.m., Jim's Pistolarrow
Range for target shooting.
For details, call 655-4505.
* Rotary Club of Lake
Placid Breakfast meets at
6:44 a.m. at The Heron's
Garden, 501 U.S. 27 North,
Lake Placid, just north of the
Tower.
* Scottish American
Society of the -Highlands
meets first Wednesday in the
First Presbyterian'Church
Fellowship Hall, corner of
Franklin and Poinsettia
streets, Sebring. Gathering
starts at 7 p.m., meeting
.begins at 7:30 p.m. Anyone of
Scottish heritage or with an
interest In Scottish culture
can attend. For details, call
Joe and Ria Campbell at 471-
9438.
* Sebring Doll Club meets
at 10:30 a.m. the first
Wednesday at St. John's
Methodist Church in Sebring.
For details, call 465-0480.
* Sebring Downtown
Merchants and
Professionals Association
meets 5 p.m. at the Cat


House Restaurant, Sebring
on first Wednesday.
* Sebring Eagles Club 4240
has an auxiliary meeting at 7
p.m. the first and third
Wednesday at the club,
12921 U.S. 98, Sebring. For
details, call 655-4007.
* Sebring Elks Lodge 1529
hosts Wacky Wednesday
from 5-6:30 p.m. serving a
varied menu of food for $5
and special drink prices.
Lounge open from 3-10 p.m.
Open to Elk members and
guests. Music provided from
4:30-7:30 p.m. For details,
call 471-3557.
* Sebring Jaycees meets.
7:30 p.m., Jaycees
Clubhouse, State Road 17,
Sebring.
* Sebring Kiwanis meets
noon, Homer's Smorgasbord,
Sebring.
* Sebring Library has story-
time at 10 a.m. for ages 3-5
except during holidays.
* Sebring Moose Lodge
2259 serves hamburgers,
fries and fish sandwiches
from 5-7 p.m. at 11675 U.S.
98, Sebring. Beef franks and
Italian sausages served from
1 p.m. to closing. There will
be music from 4:30-7:30 p.m.
For details, call 655-3920.
* Sebring Recreation Club
has ice cream shuffleboard
at 1:15 p.m. at 333
Pomegranate Ave., Sebring.
Call 385-2966.
* Sun N' Lakes Lake Placid
Recreation District hodts a
card party on first Wednesday
at the Sun 'N Lakes South
Community Center, 440 S
Sun 'N Lakes Blvd., Lake
Placid. A full lunch is served.
Cost is $5. Put players
together for a table and call
465-2850 for reservations and
further information.
N Take Off Pounds Sensibly
FL 487 meets at 9 a.m. at
Whispering Pines Baptist
Church, 303 White Pine
Drive, Sebring. For details,
call 382-7716 or 314-9485.
* Veterans of Foreign Wars
Post 3800 plays poker at 2
p.m. at the post, 1224 County
Road 621 East, Lake Placid.
For more details, call 699-
5444.
* Veterans of Foreign Wars
Post 4300 plays euchre at
6:30 p.m. at the post, 2011
SE Lakeview Drive, Sebring.
Service officer at post 12-3
p.m. Call 385-8902.
* Veterans of Foreign Wars
Post 9853 Auxiliary meets at


2 p.m. first Wednesday at the
post, 75 N. Olivia Drive, Avon
Park.
* Volunteers of America of
Florida is a nonprofit organi-
zation in Sebring that special-
izes in assisting person's with
mental illness. We are
pleased to announce our
Drop in Center is open to
individuals with a mental ill-
ness 6 days a week from
11am to 3 pm. The center
offers a welcoming environ-'
ment where individuals are
accepted and feel comfort-.
able. For more information.
please contact Wendy at 863-
382-2022.

THURSDAY
* Alzhelmer's Association
Support Group meets at 1
p.m. at the Sebring Christian
Church on Hammock Road.
For details, call Bill Roche at
402-0464.
* American Legion Placid
Post 25 Lake Placid has
lounge hours 11 a.m. to 9
p.m. Card games played at 1
p.m. Pool tournament is 7
p.m. For details, call 465-
7940.
* American Legion Post 74
open noon to 8 p.m.
Customer Appreciation Day.
Free food. Happy hour all
day. Call 471-1448.
* American Veterans have
euchre games every
Thursday. Sign up is at 6 p.m.
and playing begins at 6:30
p.m. Call 385-0234.
* Avon Park Moose Lodge
2494 plays euchre at 7 p.m.
at the lodge on Walnut Street.
* Bravehearts, an Ala-Non
support group, meets from 1-
2 p.m. at Spring Lake
Presbyterian Church. For
details, call 655-3274.
* Bridge Club of Sebring.
(American Contract Bridge :
Club) plays novice duplicate
games at 12:30 p.m. at 347.
Femleaf Ave., Sebring,
November through May. For
details, call 385-8118.
* Central Avon Park
Jaycees meets 8 p.m., first
and third Thursday, city recre-
ation building, North Verona
Avenue, Avon Park.
* Downtown Sebring
Breakfast Kiwanis meets
6:30 a.m., Sandy's Circle,
Cafe on the Circle, Sebring.
* Fletcher Music Club '
meets every Thursday and '
Tuesday at Fletcher Music
Center in Lakeshore Mall,
Sebring. Call 385-3288.


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-CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS


TOPS FL 487
SEBRING - The July
29 meeting of TOPS FL
487, Sebring was called to
order with 10 TOPS and
two KOPS gave the
pledges.
Best Loser was Ann
Marvin with a 1.4 loss. Yes-
Yeses this week are: portion
control, write all foods and
calories down, forgive
- yourself if you slip up,
exercise, fruit, vegetables
and water.
The Mystery Gift is now
with Ann Marvin with three
weeks to go. The
Attendance Box is still on
vacation and wrapper num-
ber two will be unwrapped
by Lillian Orton.
The 25-cent contest had
four winners at 55 cents
each. The 10-cent contest
won by Ann Marvin of $1.
The program was given
by Carolyn Petterson on the
opening talk by Barbara
Cady, TOPS Club president,
on the first day of IRD in
Orlando on "The Keys to
Success."
Call 382-7716 or 314-
9485.

TOPS Club 632
SEBRING - TOPS Club
meets every Monday at
First Baptist Church of
Lake Josephine. Weigh-in
begins at 2:30 and ends at
3:10. The meeting begins at
3:30'p.m. and lasts approxi-
' mately one hour. For more
information, contact Judy
O'Boyle at 840-1331.
- Co-leader Betty Roulette
called the meeting to order
and after the pledge to the
flag was said, the KOPS
and then the TOPS pledges
were recited by the appro-
priate members.
Area captain Cindy
Deweese was making the
yearly visit to the club and
she and Betty Roulette pre-
sented the program titled
"Time to Create a Lasting
Change." People's lives are
controlled by the "thinking
brain" and the "feeling
brain." Usually the thinking
brain guides all in what we
"should" be eating, but the
feeling brain just takes over
when one faces temptations.
a- There are ways to combat
I the "feeling" brain and
,keeping a daily food journal
!; where we plan the menus
, and then eat only what is on
T the menu is a good tool to
use. A ord of advice was
"don't turn goof ups into
C give ups."
Roll Call was then con-
ducted by Karen Goodwin
and the results this week
-were very good. The Best


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Loser of the week was
Cathy Schreima.
The secretary's report for
last week was read and
approved. June Elam kept
the Travel Gift for the sec-
ond week and if sheloses
for two more weeks, the
gift is hers. Yes-Yeses for
the coming week are to eat
celery three times, tossed
salad four times and no
food after 8 p.m.

TOPS FL 806
SEBRING - Members of
TOPS Chapter 806 met July
23 and heard Betty
Puterbaugh and Millie
Grime tell about going to
State Recognition Day and
International Recognition
Day, which was held at
Coronado Springsat Disney
World in Orlando this past
week.
Both ladies enjoyed
meeting Barbara Cady,
leader of the TOPS organi-
zation and saw several hun-
dred men and women who
make up the TOPS mem-
bership. It was inspiring to
see the king and queen of
Florida crowned. (The
queen had lost 175 pounds).
Several motivational speak-
ers gave the audience tips
on how to stay motivated to
lose weight.
SRD will be held in
Lakeland next year and all
the members of the chapter
hope to attend. .
TOPS 806 meets every
Thursday at 8 a.m. at
Emmanuel United Church
of Christ on Hammock
Road. All are welcome.
Nine members were pres-
ent for the weigh-in and
program on July 30. Many
of the members met their
personal goal of the week,
which included such things
as writing everything they
ate in a food journal, drink-
ing eight glasses of water a
day and not eating after 7
p.m.
The program was based
on an article from the
Parade section of the news-
paper titled "Improve Your
Memory" by Emily
Listfield. She explained to
the readers that simple
exercise could enhance your
memory, mood and prob-
lem-solving abilities.
People get into ruts in their
thinking and by moving
your body in different
ways, you can change in the
way people think.
,Members are "walking"
to Andover, N.H. by keep-
ing track of their exercise.
The club meets
Thursday at 8 a.m. at
Emmanuel United Church
of Christ.


FLNY Ryders win at Summer Bash


Courtesy photo
The FLNY Ryders of Sebring hold a trophy they were presented July 17 in Tampa for
Most Represented Club and a plaque for Most Supportive Club at Legion of Doom MC
Summer Bash Party. Members representing the club are (from left) Angel Lugo,
Alejando Peralta, Carlos Dejohgn and Luis Colon.



Legion Post 25 installs new officers


Special to the News-Sun '
LAKE PLACID - The.
annual installation of the
American Legion family
was held July 12 at the
American Legion Post 25.
The installing officers came
from District 8, led by
Commander Greg Putnam.
American Legion Post 25
officers installed were:
commander, J.P. Plunkett;
first vice, Ed Burgess; sec-
ond vice, Lou Werk; third
vice, Chris Buskirk; adju-
tant, Frank Allen; chaplain,
Clarence Gregg; sergeant-
at-arms, Ray Ploughe;
judge advocate, John
Vawter; historian, Harry
Johnson; executive board:
Ralph Miller, Ed
Grieshamer, Dick DeVoss
and Howard Short; past
commander, Mack Carroll;
finance officer, Don
Newton; and service offi-
cer, Denise Williams.
American Legion
Auxiliary officers installed
were: president, Elaine
Plunkett; first vice, Doris
Rash; second vice, Patricia
Puch; secretary, Billie
Glenn; treasurer, Barry
Schaffer; chaplain, Eleanor
Ploughe; historian, Sharon
Wood; sergeant-at-arms,
Dorothy DeVoss; assistant
sergeant-at-arnis, Joyce
Hastings; executive com-
mittee: Gail Bochniak, Ruth
Johnston and Joyce
Hastings.
S.A.L.'s officers installed
were: commander, Clyde
Poss; first vice, Thomas
Bochniak; second vice,
Chris Buskirk; finance offi-
cer, J.P. Plunkett; adjutant,


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J.P. Plunkett


Dennis Siminiek: sergeant-
at-arms, Garland Smith;
chaplain, J.P. (in honor of
deceased -Chaplain Ed
Nieman); historian, Mack
Plunkett; executive board:
George Rasmussen, Ray
Ploughe, Mack Carroll and
Darrell Kramer (past com-
mander).
Commander J.P. Plunkett
Sr., re-elected for his third
term, praised the teamwork
involved to make Post 25
one of the most active in the
southwest area of Florida.


Active combined member-
ship in the Legion family in
Lake Placid is up to nearly
1,500 Legionnaires,
Auxiliary and Sons of the
American Legion. The Post
also hosts one of the most
active 40 & 8 groups in the
state of Florida. Post 25 also
sponsors and supports
Venture Group 899 of the
Boy Scouts of America,
which is rated tops in, the
Gulf Ridge Council and the
top 10 in the entire country.
The efforts in the past
year included donations for
veterans assistance, youth
baseball, youth bowling,
nurses training, county and
community projects, local
Youth Miracle League,
Children's Miracle Network
and scouting. Members are
very proud that their efforts
have put thousands have put
thousands back into the
local and area economy.


SNAPSHOTS


r A Mi .F-'.'
Courtesy photo
Sebring Elks 1529 names
Gypsy Sweda the Elk of the
Month for July.


gettingg all dolled up


Courtesy photo
The Dress-A-Doll committee is now sewing clothing for dolls and toy bears. This year there
are 100 dolls and 72 bears that will need new outfits. When completed, these adorable
outfits will rival any purchased in department stores. Once the clothing project is finished,
they are all donated to The Salvation Army for distribution at Christmas to underprivileged
children in the community. The group meets at the GFWC Sebring Woman's Club house on
Thursday at 9 a.m. Volunteers do not need to be a member of the Woman's Club to partic-
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VFW honors

commander

Special to the News-Sun
SEBRING - The Veterans
of Foreign Wars of the United
States announced last week
that Fran Collum of Sebring
has achieved All-American
status as a post commander.
Commander in Chief Glen
Gardner said, "Collum, com-
mander of Post 4300 in
Sebring, is one of only 198
VFW Post commanders
world-wide selected for the
All American Post
Commander. The criteria for
this honor are based on out-
standing achievement in
membership growth and par-
ticipation in other VFW pro-
grams that benefit veterans
and their communities. The
title of All American
Commander is one .of the
most prestigious honors
given by our organization."
The Veterans of Foreign
Wars of the U.S. is a nonprof-
it veterans' service organiza-
tion'composed of combat vet-
erans and those who current-
ly serve on active duty or in
the Guard and Reserves.
Founded in 1899 and char-
tered by Congress in 1936,
the VFW is the nation's
largest organization of war
veterans.



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CELEBRATIONS


Kenna Beasley
Amanda and Stephen
Beasley of Sebring announce
the birth of a daughter,
Kenna Lee, at 1:47 p.m. on
July 16, 2009, at Florida
Hospital Heartland Medical
Center, Sebring.
Kenna weighed 6 pounds,
14 ounces and measured 20%
inches in length.
Maternal grandparents are
Jeff Crews and Barbara
Burrer of Sebring.

Kariana Bernard
Alicia Bernard of
Okeechobee and Davieyon
Goldsmith of Lake Placid
announce the birth of a
daughter, Kariana Lashay, at
2:05 p.m. on.July 11, 2009,
at Florida Hospital Heartland
Medical Center, Sebring.
Kariana weighed 7
pounds, 3 ounces and meas-
ured 20 inches in length.
Maternal grandparents are
Lisa Shookley and Chris
Bernard.
Paternal grandmother is
Rosalie Thomas of Lake
Placid.

Nevaeh Burnett
Wendy and James R.
(Bobby) Burnett of Avon
Park announce the birth of a
daughter, Nevaeh Brooke, at
4:54 p.m. on July 10, 2009,
at Florida Hospital Heartland
Medical Center, Sebring.
Nevaeh weighed 6 pounds,
15 ounces and measured 1902
inches in length.
Maternal grandparents are
Pam and Wayne Lewis of
Avon Park.
Paternal grandparents are
Gail and Ray Yanzuk of
Sebring.

Treyshawn Caldwell
Ashley Wiley and Kenneth
Caldwell Jr. of Avon Park
announce the birth of a son,
Treyshawn Lee, at 2 a.m. on
July 25, 2009, at Highlands
Regional Medical Center,
Sebring.
Treyshawn weighed 6
pounds, 11 ounces and meas-
ured 21 inches in length.

Dixie Cook
Jacqueline and Andrew
Cook of Okeechobee
announce the birth of a
daughter, Dixie Rain, at
12:03 a.m. on July 24, 2009,
at Florida Hospital Heartland
Medical Center, Sebring.
Dixie weighed 6 pounds, 2
ounces and measured 19.5
inches in length.
Maternal grandmother is
Aleta Spencer of Sebring.
Paternal grandmother is
Susan Peters of Frostproof.

Damian Glover
Vicky Kerst and Toby
Glover of Avon Park
announce the birth of a son,
Damian Trent, at 9:40 a.m.
on July 16, 2009, at Florida
Hospital Heartland Medical
Center, Sebring.
Damian weighed 7
pounds,, 9 ounces and meas-
ured 20 inches in length.
Maternal grandparents are
Carol McQuien of Ocala and
Eddie Robinson Jr. of North
Carolina.
Paternal grandparents are
Brenda and Lynford Quinn
of Lake City.


Birth Announcenments

Sophia Heston
John Paul and Sara Heston
of Davenport announce the
birth of their daughter,
Sophia Robe, on July 1, 2009
at 4:03 p.m. at Florida
Hospital Heartland Division
in Sebring.
Sophia weighed 7 pounds,
1 ounce and measured 20
inches in length.
Maternal grandparents are
Mike and Patty-Roberts and
George Molinaro of Sebring.
Paternal grandparents are
Terry and Michele Heston of
Avon Park. Great-grandpar-
ents are Paul and Justine
Devlin of Avon Park and
Louise Stiles of Sebring.
Great-great-grandmother is
Helen Viviano of Avon Park.

Bridget Howard
Nichole Stickle and
Gregory Howard of Sebring
announce the birth of a
daughter, Bridget Nicole, at
1:32 p.m. on July 12, 2009,
at Florida Hospital Heartland
Medical Center, Sebring.
Bridget weighed 6 pounds,
11 ounces and measured 19
inches in length.

Viviyanna Lopez
Gricelda Yanez and '
Christopher Lopez of
Okeechobee announce the
birth of a daughter,
Viviyanna Graciela, at 5:45
p.m. on July 20, 2009, at
Florida Hospital Heartland
Medical Center, Sebring.
Viviyanna weighed 7
pounds, 13 ounces and meas-
ured 20 inches in length.
Maternal grandparents are
Francisco and Graciela Yanez
of Okeechobee.
Paternal grandparents are
Chon Lopez and Angie
Rodriguez of Okeechobee.

Kalob Massaline
Tonya and Lavada
Massaline of Sebring
announce the birth of a son,
Kalob Lewis, at 7:36 a.m. on
July 31, 2009, at Highlands
Regional Medical Center,
Sebring.
Kalob weighed 7 pounds
and measured 20 inches in
length.
Maternal grandparents are
Donna Kinney and Robert
Bolen. Paternal grandmother
is Sara Steele.

Jasmin Mendoza
Teresa and Rigoberto
Mendoza of Sebring
announce the birth of a
daughter, Jasmin, at 8:55
a.m. on July 21, 2009, at
Florida Hospital Heartland
Medical Center, Sebring.
Jasmin weighed 6 pounds,
13 ounces and measured 1930
inches in length.
Maternal grandparents are
Delfa Baza and Saul
Mendoza of Sebring.
Paternal grandparents are.
Teresa Vargas and Diego
Garcia.

Josalynn Perez
Maria Perez of Sebring
announces the birth of a
daughter, Josalynn Mylena,
on July 10, 2009.
Josalynn weighed 7
pounds, 5 ounces and meas-
ured 19 inches in length.
Maternal grandparents are


Joy and Lucia Perez.
Paternal grandmother is
Denise Eggen of Sebring.

Josslyn Richardson
Leah Maddox and Corey
Richardson of Wauchula
announce the birth of a
daughter, Josslyn Marie, at
3:57 p.m. on July 14, 2009,
at Florida Hospital Heartland
Medical Center, Sebring.
Josslyn weighed 9 pounds,
5 ounces and measured 20
inches in length.
Maternal grandmother is .
Toni Maddox of Bradenton.
Paternal grandmother is
Rhonda Perkins of Wauchula.

Alyssa Rogers
Norma and Christopher
Rogers of Avon Park
announce the birth of a
daughter, Alyssa Skye, at
4:04 a.m. on July 22, 2009,
at Florida Hospital Heartland
Medical Center, Sebring.
Alyssa weighed 7 pounds,
12 ounces and measured 20%
inches in length.
Maternal grandparents are
Donald and Patricia Evans of
Winter Park.
Paternal grandparents are
Gregory and Sydney Wiley
of Avon Park. u

Larry Ruse IIl
Rebecca and Larry Ruse II
of Sebring announce the
birth of a son, Larry Thomas
III, at 10:10 a.m. on July 20,
2009, at Florida Heartland
Medical Center, Sebring.
Larry weighed 7 pounds,
14 ounces and measured 20%
inches in length.
Maternal grandparents are
Wayne and Nancy Hill of
Haines City.
Paternal grandparents are
Larry and Debbie Ruse of
Seffner.

Hilario Sanchez Jr.
Adela Torres and Hilario
Sanchez of Okeechobee
announce the birth of a son,
Hilario Jr., at 2:10 p.m. on
July 20, 2009, at Florida
Hospital Heartland Medical
Center, Sebring.
Hilario weighed 6 pounds,
8 ounces and measured 20
inches in length.
Maternal grandparents are
Brenda Torres and Lorenzo
Torres of Okeechobee.
Paternal grandparents are
Alicia Vite and Jesus
Sanchez of Mexico.

Amaya Smith
Lynette and Antione Smith
of Sebring announce the
birth of a daughter, Amaya
Jaide, on July 30, 2009, at
Highlands Regional Medical
Center, Sebring.
Maternal grandparents are
Ileona and Victor Smith.
Paternal grandparents are
Elesia and James Smith.

Caydence Smith
Taylor Hulsey of Zolfo
Springs and Jeffrey Smith of
Bowling Green announce the
birth of a daughter, Caydence
Rebecca, at 5:31 p.m. on
July 18, 2009, at Florida
Hospital Heartland Medical
Center, Sebring.
Caydence weighed 3
pounds, 13 ounces and meas- ,
ured 17% inches in length.
Maternal grandparents are


Amy Hulsey and Shane
Forrester of Wauchula.
Paternal grandmother is
Tammy Smith of St.
Petersburg.

Charles Suarez III
Christy Williams anid
Charles Suarez Jr. of
Okeechobee announce the
birth of a son, Charles
Wayne III, at 6:28 a.m. on
July 22, 2009, at Florida
Hospital Heartland Medical
Center, Sebring.
Charles weighed 7 pounds,
10 ounces and measured 21
inches in length.
Maternal grandparents are
Charles Williams and Gina
Williams of Okeechobee.
Paternal grandparents are
Charles Suarez Jr. and Tina
Suarez of Okeechobee.

Hayden Swenson
Sarah and Andrew
Swenson of Sebring
announce the birth of a son,
Hayden Christopher Oldoff,
at 1:13 p.m. on July 24,
2009, at Florida Hospital
Heartland Medical Center,
Sebring.
Hayden weighed 7 pounds,
9 ounces and measured 19
inches in length.
Maternal grandparents are
Kathryn Mittier of Orlando
and Eric Dale of Sebring.
Paternal grandparents are
Swen Swenson and Debby
Rader of Sebring.

Kaidyn-Leopel
Tovar
Sarah Grant and Johanz
Tovar of Sebring announce
the birth of a son, Kaidyn-
Leonel Malachi, at 6:31 p.m.
on July 19, 2009, at Florida
Hospital Heartland Medical
Center, Sebring.
Kaidyn-Leonel weighed 5
pounds, 10 ounces and meas-
ured 18 inches in length.
Maternal grandparents are
Tammy Jo Grant and George
Michael Grant.
Paternal grandparents are
Graciela Borges and Ceasar
Tovar of Sebring.

Layton Voss
Ashley Voss of
Okeechobee and Christopher
"Bubba" Kindrick of Sebring
announce the birth of a son,
Layton Thomas, at 10:24
a.m. on July 23, 2009, at
Florida Hospital Heartland
Medical Center, Sebring.
Layton weighed 7 pounds,
14 ounces and measured 21%
inches in length.
Maternal grandparents are
Rick and Stacy Voss of
Okeechobee. Paternal grand-
parents are Teresa Selph of
Sebring and Darrell Kindrick
of Avon Park.

Shelbi Weir
Maegan and Steven Weir
of Frostproof announce the
birth of a daughter, Shelbi
Ravyn, at 3:34 p.m. on July
22, 2009, at Florida Hospital
Heartland Medical Center,
Sebring.
Shelbi weighed 7 pounds,
8 ounces and measured 20.5
inches in length.
,Maternal grandparents are
Vicky Brackin and Darrell
Brackin of Okeechobee.
Paternal grandparents are
Steve and Tania Weir Sr. of
Lubbock, Texas.


Mosser-Townsend Engagement


Brittany Roe Nicole
Townsend and Dustin
DeWitt Mosser are engaged
to be married.
The bride-elect is a resi-
dent of Avon Park and is
the daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Luther R. Townsend
of Avon Park:
The groom-elect is a res-
ident of Aberdeen Proving


Ground, Md. and is the son
of Wesley Mosser of Avon
Park and Anita Rapone of
Cape Coral.
The bride-elect graduat-.
ed from Avon Park High
School Class of 2009.
The groom-elect gradu-
ated from Avon Park High
School Class of 2007.


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