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NEWS -SriN
Highlands County's Hometown Newspaper Since 1927


Lady Devils

fall in final

PAGE 1 B


Wednesday-Thursday, February 9-10, 2011


Clark running

for re-election

PAGE 2A


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A taste of
Mardi Gras

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Volume 92/Number 17 I 50 cents


Cops: Mom
drove son to

drug deal

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Age 87, of Sebring
Edward Jones
Age 80, of Avon Park
George Campbell
Age 82, of Sebring
Obituaries, Page 5A

Celebrations 10B
Classifieds. 11A
Clubs & Organizations 6B
Community Briefs 2A
Community Calendar 118B
Crossword Puzzle 13B
Dear Abby 13B
Editorial & Opinion 4A
Fly Lady 13B_
Friends & Neighbors 9B
Lottery Numbers 2A
Movie Times 13B
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News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY
This picture, taken from Northern Boulevard facing east, at 3:30 p.m. Monday, shows the brush fire pushing north.

'One second you have everything, the next second all you

have is a pick-up truck and the shirt on your back'


By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY
christopher.tuffley@newssun.com
LAKE PLACID More
than 460 acres were burned
Monday by two wild fires.
The larger of the two,
encompassing 300 acres, was
east of Henscratch Road and
moved north from Paso Fino.
It destroyed one home on
Northern Boulevard and
damaged three other houses,
as well as recreation equip-
ment and storage sheds.
Melissa Yunas with the
Division of Forestry said on
Tuesday that the cause of the
fire that claimed the home
was arson.
"It started in an area where
there were no houses, no
ATV trails and no power
lines," she said. "Somebody
would've had to intentionally
do it."
There is a hot line set up
for anyone with information
about the cause of the fire.
Yunas said there is a reward
of up to $5,000 available.
The number is 1-800-342-
5869
The second fire was near-
by at Grand Concourse and
Hines Way. It threatened six
houses.
Alarms were called in just
after 12:30 p.m.
Dry conditions, height-
ened by dead vegetation
killed by recent cold weather,
and a strong wind made con-
ditions for the wild fires


News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS
Wayne Evans looks over his property Tuesday morning after large brush fire destroyed
his home, his dump truck, a travel trailer, a barn and a pontoon boat.


'I was nervous enough to turn on the
irrigation and hose down the roof.'

PAULINE MEDER
homeowner


ideal.
Also hampering fire fight-
ers and residents were the
thick clouds of smoke pushed
along at ground level in front
the fire.
Yunas, wildfire mitigation
specialist for the Division of
Forestry, reported that' over


News-Sun file photo by KATARA SIMMONS
Sebring High School's Soup Up the Arts fundraising event will take
place Feb. 17 at the school.


200 personnel turned out to
fight the fire, including units
from the department of
forestry, every volunteer fire
department in the county, as
well as county fire and rescue
units from Highlands,
Hardee, and Polk counties.
The Seminole Indian Tribe


sent a truck too.
The Sebring and Avon
Park fire departments were
kept in reserve for any emer-
gencies not related to the
fires.
Pauline Meder lives on
Lake Josephine Drive, just
east of Henscratch Road.
She was home when the
fire began to threaten her
neighborhood.
The smoke came first, she
said Tuesday morning. It

See FIRE, page 6A


City,

Majestic

Cove

agent

meet

Developer says
condos must be
rented for 3 days
By CHRISTOPHER
tUFFLEY
christopher.tuffley@newssun.com
SEBRING A com-
mittee of city officials
met with a representative
of Majestic Cove's devel-
oper Monday to discuss
how the condominium
would be used.
At the time the project
was approved by the city
council, the developer,
Arthur Marrero, president
of Oakwood Valley
Homes in Davie, signed
an agreement that limited
the complex to residential
condominiums.
In June 2010, the city
discovered the complex
was being marketed as a
resort condominium and
sent a letter to the compa-
ny asking for clarifica-
tion.
That letter was ignored,
the council was told at its
regular meeting Feb. 1.
The council directed
city staff to send another,
more strongly worded let-
ter and ask for a meeting.
The Sebring committee
included Scott Noethlich,
city administrator; Bob
Hoffman, assistant
administrator; Robert
Swaine, the city attorney;
and John Clark, the coun-
cil's president.
Gabriel Carrasco repre-
sented the developer.
According to Hoffman,
the developer feels he has
the right to use the condo-
miniums as a resort,
because motels and hotels
are zoned permissible at
the Majestic Cove's loca-
tion.
The committee pressed
back telling Carrasco that
Marrero had promised in
writing to restrict the
complex to residential
condominiums, according
to Hoffman.
Carrasco said 38 units
out of the existing 69 had
See CITY, page 9A


Soup Up the Arts event to

benefit student with leukemia


By SAMANTHA GHOLAR
sgholar@newssun.com
SEBRING Art stu-
dents at Sebring High
School have been working
hard to make hundreds of
pieces of art for the annu-
al Soup Up the Arts
fundraiser. Soup Up the
Arts began nine years ago
and this year's continued
tradition is drawing near.
The SHS Art Club stu-
dents work before and
after school putting in


more than 1,000 hours of
free and personal time to
create the bowls for the
fundraiser.
The fundraisers have
each been held in order to
provide financial support
to a child or student in
Highlands County. A
major portion of what is
raised is donated to the
chosen individual; the
other portion is to benefit
senior art scholarships.
This year's fundraiser


will benefit a Lake Placid
High School senior, Alex
Barajas. Barajas suffers
from leukemia and is cur-
rently battling brain
tumors.
"Alex Barajas is who
the event benefits this
year. He is very deserving
and we hope to raise as
much as we can," said
SHS Art Club member
Holly Lozier.
See SOUP, page 9A


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County plans

to offer

commuter

services for

employees

Votes to sign
agreement with
Florida DOT
By ED BALDRIDGE
ed.baldridge@newssun.com
SEBRING
Commissioners decided
unanimously Tuesday to
implement a program to
help county employees to
get to work for less
money.
As part of the Florida
Department of
Transportation Commuter
Services, Community
Outreach Coordinator
Russell McDermott
informed commissioners
that there were several
different ways to help
employees get to work
and save money.
Discussing everything
from carpooling to park-
ing management pro-
grams, where employee
parking would be limited
to encourage participa-
tion, McDermott encour-
aged the county to partner
with the FDOT to provide
options to get to work
every day.
"We are offering the
employees an alterna-
tive," McDermott said.
"These are the first steps
towards getting people to
change their concept 'of
their transportation."
Commissioners thought
the program had merit.
"We have no public
transportation here, other
than disadvantaged trans-
portaiion. This is an
option to our workers to
save some, money," said
Board Chairwoman
Barbara Stewart. "If the
county showed that we
were supportive of this
idea, then some of our
other larger employers
would be more likely to
participate in a similar
program. The key is to get
our administration's sup-
port."
"This, is an excellent
program, and I think we
should take a look at it,"
said Interim County
Administrator Rick
Helms.
"It is a, good program,
and anything we can do to
help our employees get to
work cheaper is a big
plus," said Commissioner
Jack Richie.
"The upside to this is
tremendous, and anything
we do is better than what
we do now,"
Commissioner Greg
Harris commented.
The commission voted
to sign an agreement with
the FDOT and directed to
county staff to move for-
ward with the FDOT to
organize the services
locally.
The program, accord-
ing to McDermott, is
open to both government
agencies and private
industry, and Stewart was
hoping that others in the
county would get on
board with the program.
"I hope that other
groups, like the hospital
and the school board, will
get involved in this,"
Stewart said.


Ne'.,s-Sun Wednesday. February 9. 2011


News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS
John Clark, who is running for re-election for Sebring City Council, considers himself the
most financially conservative member of the council. Clark is the branch manager at
Waypoints Financial in Sebring.


John Clark from draftee


to frontline officer


* Editor's Note: With early voting set to
begin Monday, Feb. 21, and election' day
itself set for March 8, the News-Sun begins a
series of interviews with the candidates run-
ning for Sebring City Council. Three of the
five council member seats are in contention.
All three sitting council members are seeking
re-election John Clark, Margie Rhoades
and Bud Whitlock. Andrew Fells is running
for the council for the first time. The top three
vote getters win the seats.

By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY
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SEBRING John Clark had retired from
public office.
He'd felt his public service years were
behind him, having served on the code
enforcement, planning & zoning, and com-
munity redevelopment agency boards and
winning two terms on the Sebring City
Council.
In an interview Wednesday, Clark said he
would have stayed retired, but when Dan
Andrews was forced to step down from the
council in December 2008 he was asked to
fill the empty seat.


Now, like Michael Corleone in "Godfather
III," he's been pulled back in and is seeking
re-election.
One issue in particular drives him.
He said it is a difficult, unpleasant subject,
directly impacting police officers and fire-
fighters the large amount of money the
city has to contribute to emergency workers'
pension plans annually.
"The pension plans are alarmingly out of
control," Clark said. "We have had meetings.
I'm getting more actuarial reports and hope
to be more pro-active.
"I picked this fight," he said referring to
pension reform, "and I can't walk away from
a fight I picked."
Clark said that the police and fir fighter
pensions are "an old-school defined pension
plan," which have become very expensive.
For example, according to the Sebring
finance department, the city budgeted
$458,210 toward police pensions, and
$574,709 toward firefighter pensions. These
amounts are not sustainable, Clark said. "It
is a simple numbers thing, like Social
See CLARK, page 9A


Credit card payment will cost


utility customers more


By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY
christopher.tuffley@newssun.com
SEBRING In an effort
to keep the budget balanced,
a fee of $1.70 will be charged
for every credit payment to
the city utility department,
beginning March 1.
The problem, Bob Boggus,
assistant utilities director,
told the city council Tuesday
night is the amount of money


the credit card provider,
VISA, charges the city for its
services.
A formula is used to deter-
mine that fee. The city utility
bills did not fit the formula
- total costs divided by
number of customers -
which skewed the charges
higher.
By the end of the fiscal
year the city will be $8,000


County ups citation fee


By ED BALDRIDGE
ed.baldridge@newssun.com
SEBRING
Commissioners voted 4-0 on
Tuesday to increase the civil
traffic penalty that is used to
fund the school district's
driver education programs.
Highlands County School
District Director of Finance
Richard "Bo" Birt asked
commissioners to raise the
fee collected as a court cost
when a traffic citation is writ-
ten from $3 to $5.
According to Clerk of
Courts Bob Germaine, the $3
fee generated $29,000 in
2009 and is projected to gen-
erate $24,000 this fiscal year.
"As you well know, cita-
tions are down this year,"
Germaine told the commis-


sion.
The fees are used to fund
the school district's driver
education program, Birt said,
and that the gross costs of the
program have increased.
Birt said that the school
district collects about
$10,000 in fees from the stui-
dents, which pay $35 for the
class.
About 59 students partici-
pate in the driver's education
program each year, Birt told
the commission.
Germaine estimated that
the increase in fees will gen-
erate about $40,000 for the
school district next year;
which will go a long way to
funding the driver's educa-
tion budget, which is $44,000


POLICE BLOTTER


The News-Sun would like to
remind the readers that the
names listed below reflect
those who have been charged
with a crime, but they are all
innocent until proven guilty
by a court of law. If anyone
listed here is acquitted or has
charges dropped, they can
bring in proof of such deci-
sion or mail a copy to the
paper and the News-Sun will
be happy to report that infor-
mation. The News-Sun is at
2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring,
FL 33870.

The following people were


booked into the Highlands
County Jail on Monday, Feb.
7:
* Sabrina Lynn Bean, 27, of
Lake Placid, was charged with
domestic violence or battery,
touch or strike.
* Jorge Enrique Cervantes,
25, of Lake Placid, was
charged with operating motor
vehicle without valid driver
license.
* James Luke Cowan, 30, of
Sebring, was charged with
driving under the influence of
alcohol or drugs.
* Candice Michelle Davis,
23, of Avon Park, was


charged with driving while
license suspended, first
offense.
* Eli Clay Howard, 26, of
Avon Park. was charged with
contempt of court for non-
support of child or spouse.
* Dean Fleming Maddox, 44,
of Zolfo Springs, was charged
with trespassing structure or
conveyance; and resisting
officer, obstruction without
violence.
* Angel Felix Marin, 59, of
Lake Placid, was charged with
domestic violence or battery.
* Raymond McGovern, 53,
Continued on page 9A


short of its budget projec-
tions.
"We're just trying to cover
costs," Boggus said.
Payments made by check
or in cash are not affected.
Neither are automatic bank
transfers, the city's preferred
method of payment.


www. newssun.com

COMMUNITY BRIEFS


Springtime on the
Mall seeks
vendors
AVON PARK The
AN on Park Chamber of
Commerce presents the
32nd Annual "Springtime
on the Mall." an Arts.
Crafts and Folk Music
Festival that will take
place March 25-26 on
Avon Park's Downtown
Main Street.
During this two-day
festival. Main Street will
ignite with excitement
and unique arts and crafts
as vendors showcasing
photography, pottery,
glass, jewelry, ceramics,
wearable art, wood work-
ing, paintings and hand-
crafts will be featured. In
addition, food and snack
vendors will also be on
site.
The Avon Park
Chamber of Commerce is
seeking vendor applica-
tions for anyone interest-
ed in participating in the
event.
For more information
about Springtime on the
Mall and for a vendor
application, contact the
Avon Park Chamber of
Commerce at 453-3350
or APCC@APFLA.com.

An Elegant
Evening the
'Senior Prom'
SEBRING This is
the week to get your tick-
ets for the "Senior-Senior
Prom," which will be
Saturday, Feb. 19 at the
Sebring Elks. Dinner is at
6 p.m. and dancing from
7-10 p.m. The event will
feature live music by one
of the area's favorite
bands, "The Skylarks,"
playing all your favorites
from the 'Big Band' era.
This is an annual
fundraiser for
Handicapped Americans
Love of Life
Organization and pro-
ceeds from the event will
help with the continuing ,
rehab program and sup-
port groups. The pur-
chase of tickets will
ensure the programs
longevity. Tickets are
available for $30 at the
Sebring Chamber of
Commerce; at
H.A.L.L.O., 112 Medical
Center Ave., Sebring
(Monday, Wednesday or
Friday) 385-1196; or by
calling 655-5241.


Singles are most welcome;
this is not only for couples.
Come and enjoy an elegant
evening of fine food, music
and fun. There will be a
Prom King and Queen cho-
sen. cash bar, semi formal
attire (tuxedo not required).
For more information, call
655-5241 or HALLO at 385-
1196 or e-mail
halloinc@embarqmail.com.

Rotary Club
Spaghetti Dinner is
planned for Feb. 23
SEBRING Sebring
Rotary Club's 43rd Annual
Spaghetti Dinner will be
from 4:30-7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 23 at the
Highlands County
Fairgrounds. More than 400
pounds of dry weight
spaghetti, 700 pounds of
lean meat with more than
100 gallons of tomato prod-
ucts will be cooked to make
the spaghetti and 24 cases
of green beans will be
served along with cole slaw,.
rolls, butter and cookie.
Both middle schools help
sell tickets and the stage
band plays a concert during
the dinner. The dinner is a
fundraiser for these bands.
Sebring Rotary Club has
supported school bands since
1926.
The club expects to serve
about 1,800 "take-outs" and
600 "eat-in" dinners.
Leftover food is donated
to the New Testament
Mission.

Democratic Women
meet Saturday
SEBRING The
Democratic Women's Club
of Highlands County will
have their general meeting
from 9-11:30 a.m. Saturday,
Feb. 12 at Democratic
Headquarters, 4216 Sebring
Parkway (next to Ruby
Tuesdays.
Following a political
action discussion and conti-
nental breakfast, a presenta-
tion will be given by Davette
Thompson, Democratic
Executive Committee chair-
woman.
To be,-am the businec,
meeting,. the \\ wings of Faith
Christian Center Praise Team
will perform in honor of
Black History Month.
Tickets ($20) 1 ill also be
sold for the.Feb. 26 fashion
show at Twin Oaks Tea
Room with Ste\e and
Company fashions and con-
Continued ofi page 5A


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EDITORIAL & OPINION


Ne',,s-Sun Wednesday. February 9. 2011


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TODAY'S EDITORIAL


Other viewpoints


State Sen. Mike
Bennett has long
argued that his
perennial "Highway
Safety Act" isn't a
"speed-demon protec-
tion act" in disguise.
To refresh, Bennett's bill would
make it a traffic offense to remain
in the left-hand lane if another
motorist is trying to pass. Even if
you're doing the speed limit. And
even if the other guy wants to get
by so he can break the speed limit.
Supporters of Bennett's crusade
insist that it's vital for motorists
hogging the left lane to get over
because it impedes the (illegal)
flow of traffic and, perhaps more


important, slowpokes might make
someone mad enough to do some-
thing stupid, like puil a gun and
start shooting.
In other words hard as it may
seem to believe Florida would
require law-abiders to get out of
the way so lawbreakers don't go
over the edge.
Road rage was. in fact, the very
heart of an op-ed column Bennett
wrote in 2007. in x\ which he remind-
ed readers that speeding would still
be illegal under his bill. Good to
know.
We'd like to take Bennett at his
word when he says speeders aren't
getting a pass.
To that end we'd like to offer an
amendment to his bill. sending a
message that Florida doesn't toler-


ate speeders who put the lives of
others in danger.
Make radar detectors illegal in
Florida. ...
State Sen. Steve Oelrich tried to
make radar detectors and jamming
devices illegal in 2007. His good
idea went nowhere fast.
Hardly surprising in a state that
doesn't mind if teenagers send text
messages while they drive.
No. Florida is a land where
"highway safety" might soon mean
it's illegal to drive at the posted
speed limit in the left lane because
a speeder with a radar detector and
a potential violent side wants to get
by.
Try to make sense out of that.

An editorial from the Orlando
Sentinel.


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TODAY'S LETTERS


County should look elsewhere for
administrator
Editor:
I just finished reading the article about
negotiating with Mr. (Rick) Helms.for the
(county) administrator job. This man is a real
"shake-down" artist.
Why the commissioners are even listening to
him is beyond reason. They should list the job,
requirements, salary, benefits, and take appli-
cations.
In my opinion. Mr. Helms is making the
commission look ridiculous. They are acting as
if Mr. Helms is the only person in the world
that could handle the job.
To think that my county taxes are used to
put up with this sort of goings on is really
frustrating. This commission needs to get some
backbone and act like a governing body.
Dick Ford
Sebring

Money to be saved
Editor:
I would like to take this time to again thank
Gov. Rick Scott for his diligent search for
wasted and misused funds in the state of
Florida. Jeff Kottkamp spent $1.1 million of
taxpayers money on travel in four years as
lieutenant governor $856.000 went to state
troopers for security, $72,000 for airfare for
troopers during his trips: $52,000 for gas in
state provided car, $44,000 for hotel rooms.
$5,000 for rental cars. $11,000 for charter


flights.
$35 a day average for gas? Every day for
four years?
Last year Kottkamp asked that a state troop-
er be assigned to go on a two-week family
vacation in Italy. Is this outrageous?
Now it is my, and should be your, duty to
see who in the political realm scammed the
taxpayer that did not pay back what they owed
to the stite, of which, we/state, may be unable
to collect due to time restraint. But we still
might be able to collect penalties.
I would hope that Gov. (Rick) Scott would
make certain that those names are published
for the public record, So that each of us tax-
payers can be informed of who they are,.
C.F. Neeley
Sebring

Think before you buy
Editor:
Seems that the Chinese have come up with
some of the secrets of our stealth fighters wor-
thiness. The shooting down of one of our fight-
ers years ago now turns up evidence that a lot
of our secret innovations were copied from the
remains of the craft.
This is just another reason that we should be
more careful in our purchases of foreign made
products. The purchaser of any product means
money leaving the U.S. and going. in many
cases, to a country that when the time comes to
either back us up or fight against us, they will
come at us hand and fi-st.
We have brought China from a third world


entity to a power house in the world by all the
money we have sent them and also all the raw
metal we have sent them. We will some day
get the metal back in the form of ballistic mis-
siles and bullets.
Frantically all of the $3 plus that we are now
paying for gas is going to the near east coun-
tries that are also sending terrorists and sabo-
teurs to do us in.
If you can read the papers and see what is
going on, you will note that China is using
North Korea as a testing ground for their
stolen and improved technology. The missiles
they are testing now will be coming at us in
the not too distant future. Your grandkids and
mine will probably be called on to repulse the
coming holocaust.
The money going to foreign car makers will
not have any encouragement to help us out in
the struggle to come. I imagine when the strike
comes we will be all alone to repel it.
So when you go to the store, look for the tag
that says "Made in China" or some other coun-
try that would like to see us go down the drain.
This goes for everything foreign cars, shirts.
handkerchiefs, underwear and all else. Drop it
and go somewhere that sell U.S. made prod-
ucts. Remember, every car you buy not made
in this country is helping to put many people
on the unemployment lines, same applies to all
the other products as well.
Think when you buy. I don't want my or
your grandkids fighting a war that we helped
finance.
Woodrow Jackson
Sebring


Shedding my

David Cassidy

hair style
| First-wave baby
boomers will begin
turning 65 this
year and they're
S. STILL imposing
their ways on
younger people,
such as tail-end
boomers like me.
Guest Though maybe
I'm still upset
CLOlu1n about the David
Tom Purce// Cassidy haircut my
sisters made me
get in 1973.
Like every teen girl then, my sisters
were smitten with Cassidy. They
exploited my chief insecurity to get
me to cut my hair like his.
"If you part your hair down the
middle and feather it over the sides,
you'll be able to hide your big floppy
ears," they said.
And so it was that I would do the
unthinkable: I would become the first'
kid in St. Germaine School to don the
Cassidy look.
I pedaled my bike three miles to the
unisex hair salon. I approached the
salon's owner, a cranky middle-aged
woman with a cigarette dangling from
her lip, and set a pile of crumpled
bills and coins on the counter.
"Make me look like David
Cassidy," I said.
She'clipped and she cut, she styled
and she set. She applied goops and
sprays of every kind.
When she finished, she turned the
chair around so I could see in the mir-
ror what she had done. I didn't look a
whit like David Cassidy.
I looked like Danny Bonaduce.
I pedaled home as fast as I could
and I hid in my room the rest of the
day. I finally had to come out when
my father called me down for supper.
I took my seat to his right. He
sensed something was off immediate-
ly.
As he washed his burger down with
man-sized gulps of Pabst Blue
Ribbon, he kept looking over to me.
"What the hell happened to your
hair?" he finally said.
"I got it cut."
"But it's parted down the middle."
"Yes."
"Who parts hair down the middle?"
"The unisex hair salon."
"The uni-what?"
"A place that cuts hair for both men
and women."
"You went to a lady's hair salon!'
"A unisex salon."
"But your hair is parted down the
middle!"
My David Cassidy haircut was as
painful for my father as it was for me.
Our suffering had a common source:
first-wave baby boomers.
Since the first boomer was born in
1946, boomers have been setting the
pace. They've foisted their politics,
their music and their clothing on
younger generations.
Now, as they begin pushing 70,
they're foisting all kinds of problems
on us.
As millions retire, they will stop
contributing to Social Security and
begin receiving payments. Our taxes
will surely rise to keep their cash
flowing.
That's because older boomers have
the numbers to demand lots of govern-
ment goodies from politicians eager to
trade taxpayer dough for votes.
Will hair transplants and facelifts be
paid for by government-directed
healthcare programs?
Though it's not like older boomers
are broke. Dow Jones reports that
many have amassed a fine nest egg -
which they do not intend to leave for
their kids.
Some will sell their suburban
homes and flock to resort areas in
other countries, further driving down
the value of homes here, while driving
up the home values elsewhere.
To be sure, younger generations
have spent their lives fighting off the
influence and agitation of the older
boomers, and we've failed at every
turn.
It wasn't until my mid 20s that I
finally got rid of my David Cassidy


haircut. I told the hairdresser to try
something modern and original.
She cut my hair short and slicked it
straight back. When she spun my chair
around to show me her work, I was
horrified by what I saw.
I looked like Eddie Munster.

Tom Purcell, a freelance writer is also a
humor columnist for the Pittsburgh
Tribune-Review, and is nationally syndi-
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COMMUNITY BRIEFS


OBITUARIES


Continued from page 2A
temporary guitarist
Kenny Summers.
Like-minded guests are
welcome to attend the
DWC general meeting. Any
questions, call 214 4680.

Heartland Amputee
Group meets
SEBRING The
Heartland Amputee Group
has reached out to people
who live with amputations
with its lecture series and
support group meetings for
many seasons. It is impor-
tant to know that people
who are experiencing this
loss are not alone. The
group's main purpose is to
give support, encourage-
ment and exchange infor-
mation and news regarding
living with an amputation.
This information can be
very helpful and education-
al.
The next meeting is at 6
p.m. Thursday at the office
of H.A.L.L.O., 112 Medical
Center Ave. The group
meets in an informal man-
ner to bring news to both
the experienced and the
new amputee, their family
and friends and interested
health care professionals.
Meetings are every second
Thursday of the month dur-
ing season (October
through March).
For any other informa-
tion about the group, or if
you would like to be on the
mailing list for notification
of the meetings and guest
speakers, call 385-1196, e-
mail halloinc@embafq-
mail.com or write to
HALLO, P.O. Box 7082,
Sebring, FL 33872.

Events planned at
lodges, posts
AVON PARK
The American Legion
Post 69 will host karaoke
by Megasounz (call for
times) today. For details
and menu selection, call
453-4553.
LAKE PLACID
The Lake Placid Moose
Lodge 2374 will host music
with Fireman from 5:30-
8:30 p.m. today. Music by
Franke is set from 6-10
p.m. Thursday. For details
and menu selection, call
465-0131.
The VFW 3880 in Lake
Placid will have music at
5:30 p.m. today. For details
and menu selection, call
699-5444.

Recreation Club
plans events
SEBRING The Sebring
Recreation Club, 333
Pomegranate Ave., will host
the following events this
week:
Today Shuffleboard
league, 1:15 p.m.; Line
dancing lessons, 5.15 p.m.;
Line dancing, 6:30 p.m.
Thursday Hosscollar,
9:30 a.m.; Bingo, 7 p.m.
S- Friday Mini-shuffle-
board tournament, 1:15
p.m.
Saturday Ice cream
shuffleboard, 1:15 p.m.;
Ping-pong. 3 p.m.
For details, call 385-
2966.

Caladium Co-op has
Pulled Pork Dinner
LAKE PLACID The
Caladium Arts and Crafts
Cooperative is excited to


announce its first Pulled
Pork Dinner from 4-7 p.m.
Saturday. Feb. 19. The
menu consists of pulled
pork. potato salad, baked
beans. coleslaw, dessert and
a drink. Each pulled pork
dinner also includes two
chances on a chocolate bas-
ket.
The cost for this dinner,
including two chances on
the chocolate basket, is S10
each.
Tickets may be pur-
chased at the Caladium Co-
op or from a member of the
Co-op. Call 699-5940 or
visit the Web site at
www.caladiumarts.org for
more information.

Heart health is
theme for Lunch
Club Wednesday
SEBRING February is
a month for Valentine
hearts, but the American
Heart Association and
Florida Hospital Heartland
Division want you to
remember your own heart
this month. Physical inac-
tivity is one major risk fac-
tor for cardiovascular dis-
ease.
Lunch Club Wednesday,
a ladies networking club for
career and career retired,
meet today at the Sebring
Elks Lodge, 11:30 a.m. for
showcases and noon for the
program. Cost is $10 for
lunch.
Florida Hospital
Heartland Division is the
"Rise and Shine Speaker"
this month and will present
"Live Smart Love Your
Heart" with Tawny
Muscatello, Florida
Hospital administrative
director ICU/PCU &
CPCU, and Gloria Coffey,
longtime LCW member and
heart attack survivor.
Florida Hospital has
donated a silver necklace
with a "Listen to your
Heart" charm by Jewel
Kade to be included with
the grand prize this month.
Additionally, the hospital
has donated a red and white*
"Love Your Heart" gift bas-
ket filled with all kinds of
goodies and a $50 Spa
Finder Gift Certificate to be
raffled off during the lunch-
eon.
There are no dues and
new members are always
welcome.
For more information,
contact Diana Albritton,
LCW founder, at 381-8170,
or visit the Web at
www.lunchclubwednesday.c
om.

Breihen, Ind.
reunion is Thursday
SEBRING The
Bremen, Indiana Reunion
will be held from 11 a.m. to
2 p.m. Thursday at Homer's
Restaurant in Sebring.
Reservations are not need-
ed; pay at the door.
For more information,
call Pat Farrer at 452-6548
or write 1852 U.S) 27
South, Lot G-8, Avon Park,
FL 33825.

Highlands. PEO
Group meets
Thursday
LAKE PLACID The
Highlands P.E.O. Group
will meet Thursday at the
home of Linda Brown in
Lake Placid. This will be a
Valentine Tea to be held at
11:30 a.m. .


Cold's impact on pythons

was less than expected


Associated Press
MIAMI Scientists say
last year's cold snaps reduced
.the number of pythons caught
in the Florida Everglades -
but not as much as they
hoped.
Everglades National Park
"biological resources chief
David Hallac says 322
Burmese pythons were cap-
tured in the park last year.
Hallac says that's just a 10
percent drop from 2009. He


had expected up to a 50 per-
cent drop.
Park biologist Skip Snow
says snakes are being found
in their usual places, includ-
ing canals. Water managers
bagged a 13 1/2-foot-long
Burmese python in a west
Miami-Dade canal last week.
Biologists had hoped cold
weather would help them
control the spread of pythons
and other exotic species that
pose threats to native plants.


The Highlands P.E.O.
Group is celebrating 31
years in Highlands County.
Nationally P.E.O. was
founded 142 years ago and
has more than 5.500 chap-
ters in the United States
and Canada.
Any woman who is an
active member or a chapter
and now visiting or living
in Florida is welcome to
attend this meeting and
luncheon. Call 471-2314
for details.

February
Commodities to be
distributed
SEBRING February
2011 Commodities will be
distributed from 9 a.m. to
noon Thursday and Friday
at The Salvation Army.
3135 Kenilworth Blvd. An
error was made on the date
printed on the handout for
February Commodities.
If you don't have a 2011
Commodities Card, register
in the office and receive
Commodities to take.
For more information,
call the Commodities hot-
line at 385-7548, ext. 306.

Retired
Educators/Support
Personnel meet
SEBRING The
Retired Educators will meet
at 11 a.m. Thursday at Beef
O'Bradys in Sebring. The
speaker will be Rick Lavoy
from Archbold Biological
Station. Entertainment is to
be provided by the Sounds
of Sebring.
Lunch will be froni the
menu.
All retired educators and
support personnel are wel-
come.

African Violet
Society meets
Thursday
AVON PARK The
Heartland African Violet
Society will meet at 2:30
p.m. Thursday. This is an
organization to learn how
to grow beautiful African
Violets, which are one of
America's favorite house
plants. All who are interest-
ed-in African Violets are
invited to attend.
Solutions to problems in
growing African Violets
successfully will be the
topic of the meeting..
Meetings are held in the
Founders Hall Activities
Room at Highland Ridge,
3003 E. Fairway Vista
Drive, Avon Park on the
second Thursday of each
month. For more informa-
tion, call 385-5765 or e-
mail Shirley.b@juno.com.


AG JONES
AG Jones. 87. of Sebring.
Fla.. went to be with the Lord
on Friday. Feb. 4. 2011. AG
was born in Soperton. Ga. in
1923 to the late Owen and
Nancy Jones of Avon Park.
He was a retired mechanic
and a member of Living
Waters Church of God in
Sebring.
He is sur-
vived by his
wife of 58

Mildred:
step-daugh-
ter. Martha
Thomas. and AG Jones
step-grand-
son, Brian Thomas. both of
Titusville, Fla.; sisters.
Annie Ruth Jones and Nancy
Faye (Joe) Bryant, both of
Sebring, Katie (Sol) Moseley
of Avon Park, Fla. and Floris
Black of Bradenton, Fla. and
brother, J.O. (Lorane) Jones
of Polk City, Fla. He also
was proud of his 38 nieces
and nephews and numerous
great nieces and nephews. He
was preceded in death by his
brother, Alton Jones of
Sebring and his sisters,
Geraldine Jones of Moultrie,
Ga.; Mazie Wells of Avon
Park; Cilla Cotton of
Frostproof, Fla. and Reba
Young of Sebring.
He spent the last four
weeks of his life at The
Palms of Sebring, where he
had many friends. AG was
known for his kind and lov-
ing personality. He loved
gospel music and was so
loved by his family and
friends. He will be greatly
missed.
Funeral service were held
at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb.
8, 2011, at Stephenson-
Nelson Funeral Home,
Sebring, with Rev. .Ron
Peeples and Rev. Joe Baron
officiating. Interment at
Bougainvillea Cemetery in
Avon Park followed the serv-
ice. Arrangements have been
entrusted to:
Stephenson-Nelson
Funeral Home
Sebring, Florida 33870
863-385-0125
www.stephensonnelsonfh.com

EDWARD HOWARD
JONES
Mr. Edward Howard
Jones, 80, of Avon Park, Fla.,


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was called home to be with
the Lord on Friday. Feb. 4.
2011 in Sebring, Fla. He was
born Nov. 3, 1930 to George
and Rosa Lee Jones in
Quitman. Ga. He had been a
long time resident of Avon
Park since the 1950s.
He worked several jobs
before settling in the fruit
business in the 1970s as a
foreman for Minute Maid. He
became self employed in
1976 as a sub-contractor for
Coca-Cola. He submitted to
retirement at the age of 68.
Mr. Jones was revered as a
well respected family man
and landlord.
He was
preceded in
death by his
wife of 39
years, Doris
Jones, in
1994. He
was also pre-
ceded in E. Jones
death by son,
Edward Jones, and daughter,
Oneita Jones. Mr. Jones is
survived by five sons, Ricky
(Velma), Ronnie (Joyce),
Jerry, and Shannon Jones, all
of Avon Park;, and Howard
Jones (Sanford, Fla.); two
daughters, Beulah Jones
(Altamonte Springs, Fla.)
and Rosalyn Gibbs (Sanford,
Fla.); two brothers, Willie
Lewis and James Lewis, and
one sister, Bessie Lee
Manning, all of Valdosta,
Ga.; two daughters-in-law,
Joyce Jones (Sebringi and
Thelma Jones (Avon Park).
Viewing service will take
place on Feb. 11, 2011 from
6-8 p.m. at Antioch Church
of God In Christ, 1320 S.
Carolina Ave., Avon Park.
Funeral service will be held
at 1 pm on Saturday, Feb. 12,
2011 at Faith Pentecostal
House of God Inc., 956 W.
Hal McRae Blvd., Avon Park.
Interment at Lakeview
Memorial Gardens Cemetery
in Sebring will follow the
service. Arrangements have
been entrusted to:
Stephenson-Nelson
Funeral Home
Avon Park, FL
863-453-3101


www.stephensonnelsonfh.com

GEORGE F. CAMPBELL
George F. Campbell. 82. of
Sebring went to be with is
Lord on Sunday morning
Feb. 6. 2011 surrounded ly
his loving family at Hope
Hospice in Sebring. Mr.
Campbell was born on Oct.
31. 1928 in Daytona Beach
by parents George Clifton
and Lena Mae (Rosier)
Campbell. Mr. Campbell was
a longtime resident of
Hialeah, working as a press-
man with Eastern Airlines.
After retirement he moved to
Lake Placid in 1992 and was
a Past member of the
Community Church of God
in Lake Placid and a member
of the Unity of Sebring Life
Enrichment Centre.
Mr. Campbell was active
with the Alzheimer's
Foundation, past president of
the Sun 'N Lakes South
Home Owners Association,
active in local politics,
enjoyed playing bridge,
being on the water in his boat
or flying his plane, receiving
his pilot's license as a teenag-
er and had a passion for
teaching and playing chest
and was nationally ranked.
Mr. Campbell is survived
by his loving wife of 61
years, Joyce; daughters,
Bonnie and Brenda; sons,
Mark and Clifton; 9 grand-
children and' 7 great-grand-
children.
A service to celebrate Mr.
Campbell's life will be held
at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 11,
2011 at the Scott Funeral
Home, 504 W. Interlake
Blvd., Lake Placid with Rev.
Joseph DeHart and Rev.
Andrew Conyer Sr. celebrat-
ing. The family suggest
donations in Mr. Campbell's
memory to the Tampa Bay
chapter of the Alzheimer's
Foundation, 9365 US
Highway 19 North Suite B,
Pinellas Park, FL 33782.
Words of comfort to the fam-
ily can be made by visiting
www.scottfuneralservices.co
im. Arrangements entrusted to
the Scott Funeral Home, 465-
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News-Sun photo b KATARA SIMMONS
Wayne Evans says he hopes he may find his coin collection Tuesday morning, but doesn't
expect to salvage much more than that from his three bedroom, two bath home that was
burned to the ground during a brush fire.

Fire takes couple's home


Continued from page 1A
became so bad she had to
bring all her animals indoors
and close the windows.
Asked if she ever thought
about gathering essentials
and running, she said, "I was
nervous enough to turn on the
irrigation and hose down the
roof."
But she never thought
about leaving.
It was the rain that saved
the day, Meder added. "It
didn't stop the fire, it helped
contain it. When the rain
quit, the wind quit, and after
the wind quit we had no wor-
ries."
Wayne and Gloria Evans
were not quite as fortunate.
Their home on Northern
Boulevard was completely
destroyed.
Despite their loss, the
Evans were calm Tuesday,
dealing with the shock.
"It's kind of unreal,"
Wayne Evans said. "One sec-
ond you have everything, the
next second all you have is a
pick-up truck and the shirt on
your back."
Wayne Evans volunteered
with the Leisure Lakes Fire
Department for three years in
the past. He is not a stranger
to fires or their destruction.
Poking through the ruin of


'Residents in all of
Highlands County
need to help
firefighters protect
their homes.'
MELISSA YUNAS
Division of Forestry
their home, the couple quiet-
ly agreed they needed to send
a thank you card to Wayne's
former colleagues for trying
so hard to save their home.
Neither of them were at
home when the fire struck,
both being in Sebring.
Gloria Evans heard the
news first when a friend
called her at work warning
her the house was surrounded
by flames.
Wayne Evans, who was at
a doctor's appointment, did-
n't get the word until his wife
called him. Then he rushed
back. But conditions were
too dangerous to get any-
where the house, and they
waited four hours on
Northern near Henscratch
Road before they were
allowed to return to their
property.
In addition to the house,
they lost a pontoon boat, a
travel trailer and the dump


truck Evans uses to make a
living.
The couple have lived on
the same spot for 25 years. In
2002 they built a home, mov-
ing into it from their mobile
home.
Hundreds of their friends
and family have tried to
reach them.
Wayne and Gloria want
everyone to know they are all
right and surrounded by a
supportive family. They are
staying with a son and turned
down a Red Cross offer of
help, saying they were taken
care of, that the emergency
supplies should be saved for
someone in need.
"All we're praying for
now," Wayne Evans said," is
that we can rebuild with our
insurance."
While the fire was largely
out by Monday evening, to be
safe fire fighter units moni-
tored the area all night.
Forestry units went back in
with bulldozers on Tuesday
to look for hot spots and mop
up by creating or extending
windbreaks.
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SEBRING Two people
were arrested on Friday after
a mother allegedly drove her
son to a drug purchase.
Kohoka Lynette Haskins.
46, was arrested was arrested
by Sebring Officer Jared
Futch around 6 p.m. after she
drove her son, Scott William
Perry, 23, to the Walmart
parking lot at 3525 U.S. 27.
According to the arrest
report, Haskins drove the
Toyota Corolla while Perry
purchased 50 pills of 30 mil-
ligram Schedule II
Oxycodone for $650 from an
unidentified dealer.
When Perry returned to the
car, he and his mother were
apprehended by Futch, and
an additional 94 pills were
found and taken into evi-
dence.
Perry was on pre-trial
release for retail grand theft
when he was arrested.
A search also revealed pre-
scription pill bottle for 400
milligram Ibuprofen which


Kohoka Lynette Haskins

included 600 milligram and
800 milligram pills.
Additionally, there was a
prescription bottle with 94
pills of 30 milligram
Oxycodone, the report stated.
Haskins was charged with
both possession and traffick-
ing in illegal drugs, and
remains in the Highlands
County Jail with bail set at
$13,000.
Perry, who was on pre-trial
release according to the
arrest report, was also


Scott William Perry


charged with possession and
intent to sell, and while
incarcerated, was charged on
Monday with burglary of an
undisclosed residence and
grand larceny and theft of a
firearm. He remains in the
Highlands County Jail at
press time with bail set at
$29,500.
Both Haskins and Perry
have previous arrest records,
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SEBRING Historic
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.ly Gallery Walk will be held
from 5-8 p.m. Friday. The
Inaugural High-Heel-A-Thon
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time in Circle Park to raise
funds for the American Heart
Association's fight against
heart disease. This special
event will feature contests,
prizes, the Sebring High
School Jazz Band and food
by Chef Mac.
Participation in the con-
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mandatory.
During Gallery Walk,
many Downtown Sebring
merchants offer extended


hours so attendees can shop
in Sebring's charming bou-
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time for Valentine's Day.
Street vendors will offer art
and jewelry along the side-
walks. Below are some addi-
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February event:
Janet King Studios is hav-
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framed and unframed, origi-
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Highlands Art League's
featured artist of the month is
the Gary Gessford, whose
paintings have shown in
France, Germany, and across
Florida. Though Gessford
also does portraits and land-
scapes, this show focuses on


his renowned floral work.
The reception will be from 5-
8 p.m. Friday, and his work
will hang in the Yellow
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with a workshop taught by
Gessford the following week.
Refreshments will be served
and admission is free.
Full Circle Gallerie, show-
casing products made in the
United States, is offering a
$25 gift certificate for gallery
visitors. Two local artists will
be showing their work during
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of Lake Placid, was charged
on out-of-county warrant for
non-support of children or
spouse.
Guillermo Najera, 47, of
Okeechobee, was charged
with operating motor vehicle
without valid driver license;
hit and run, failing to stop or
remain at crash involving
damage; driving under the
influence of alcohol or drugs
and serious bodily injury to
another; DUI; DUI and dam-
aged property.
David Charles Napoliton,
36, of Lake Placid, was
charged with damaged prop-
erty, criminal mischief; pos-
session of controlled sub-
stance without prescription;
burglary with assault or bat-
tery; and domestic violence or
battery, touch or strike.
Tina Rochelle Sanabria,
43, of Sebring, was charged
with possession of marijuana,
not more than 20 grams.
Isidro Diaz Sanchez, 24, of
Avon Park, was charged with
false identification given to
law enforcement officer; oper-
ating motor vehicle without
valid driver license: no valid
driver license; and reckless
driving.
Joshua Gene Thomas, 22,
of Lake Placid, was charged
with aggravated assault with
deadly weapon without intent
to kill; and domestic violence
or battery, touch or strike.
+ Mark Anthony Tish, 19, of
Avon Park, was charged with
larceny or petit theft, first
degree.
Enrique Ray Vega, 30, of
Lake Placid, detainer for
municipal ordinance violation,
Oral Alexander Williams,
24, of Sebring, status hearing
for municipal ordinance viola-
tion.

The following people were
,booked into the Highlands
County Jail on Sunday, Feb. 6:
Jamile Amie Anderson, 35,
of Holiday, was charged with
possession of cocaine; resist-
ing officer, obstruction with-
out violence; possession of
drug equipment and/or use;
and possession of marijuana,
not more than 20 grams.
Timothy Vernon Bevins,
44, of Sebring, was charged
with driving under the influ-
ence of alcohol or drugs.
Aaron Lance Dennis, 28, of
Sebring, was charged with
operating motor vehicle with-
out valid driver license.
Santiago Gonzalez-Cruz,
26, of Lake Placid, was
charged with operating motor
vehicle without valid driver
license.
Rebekah Jean Haas, 32, of
Sebring, was charged with
possession of cocaine; driv--
ing while license suspended,
habitual offender; and pos-
session of drug equipment
and/or use.
2* Octavia Shaunte Jordan,
22, of Lakeland, was charged
With false identification given
to law enforcement officer.
* Jose Octavio Munoz-
'Rosas, 26, of Fort Myers,
immigration detainer for
municipal ordinance violation.
S* Jeff Anthony Murphy, 50,
of Lake Placid, was charged
with domestic violence or bat-
tery, simple assault, intent
:threat to do violence.
;* William Eugene Ogle. 20,
;of Lake Placid, was charged
with disorderly intoxication in
[public place causing distur-
bance; and resisting officer,
!obstruction without violence.


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Adam Marc Turetsky, 46,
of Lake Placid, was charged
with aggravated assault with
deadly weapon without intent
to kill.

The following people were
booked into the Highlands
County Jail on Saturday, Feb.
5:
Samantha Lynn Barfield,
26. of Sebring, was charged
with possession of drug
equipment and/or use.
Joshua Matthew Baruch,
20. of Lake Placid, was
charged with selling or manu-
facturing marijuana.
Steven Eric Brown, 38, of
Sebring, was charged with
domestic violence or battery,
touch or strike; possession of
drug equipment and/or use;
and possession of cocaine.
Kristian Hugo Delarosa,
24, of Sebring, was charged
with disorderly intoxication in
public place, causing distur-
bance.
Donnie Edward Gray, 55,
of Avon Park, was charged
with permitting livestock to
run at large, astray.
+ Shaquille Lamar Moreland,
18, of Avon Park, was
charged with child in violation
of imposed conditions.
Rigoberto Najarra, 28, of
Lake Wales, was charged with
operating motor vehicle with-
out valid driver license; driv-
ing under the influence of
alcohol or drugs; and DUI
and damaged property,
Nathaniel Orozco, 21, of
Sebring, was charged with
possession of drug equip-
ment and/or use; possession
of marijuana, over 20 grams;
driving while license sus-
pended, first offense;. and
aggravated assault with a
deadly weapon.
+ Manuel Herhando Rojas,
28, of Sebring, was charged
with disorderly intoxication in
public place causing distur-
bance.
Orlando Assim Torres, 24,
of Sebring, was charged with
battery, touch or strike.

The following people were
booked into the Highlands
County Jail on Friday, Feb. 4:
* Eugene Delatore Brown,
31, of Tampa, was charged
with possession of marijuana,
not more than 20 grams; and
possession of drug equip-
ment and/or use.
* Conrad Anthony Bruno,
40, of Sebring, was charged
with possession of cannabis:
and possession of drug para-
phernalia.
* Kelvin Dontay Eads, 37, of
Frostproof, was charged with
possession of cocaine.
+ Vincent Joseph East, 24,
of Lake Placid, was charged
with issuing or obtaining
property with worthless
check, three counts.
* Curtis Allen Gray, 27, of
Sebring, was charged with
possession of cannabis; and
driving under the influence of
alcohol or drugs.
* Kahoka, Lynette Haskins,
46, of Sebring, was charged
with possession of harmful
new legend drug without pre-
scription; possession of con-
trolled substance without pre-
scription; trafficking opium or
derivative, four grams to
under 20 kilograms; posses-
sion of drug equipment
and/or use; possession of
opium or derivative, with
intent to sell, manufacture or
deliver; and larceny or grand
theft.
* Eric David Hightower, 40,
of Avon Park, was charged


with fleeing or attempting to
elude at high speed: and ar .'-
ing while license suspended.
second offense.
.* Merissa Leigh Jimenez.
29. of Sebring. was charged
with larceny. petit theft. first
degree: forgery. altering pub-
lic record, certificate. etc.:
possession of drug equip-
ment and/or use: possession
of controlled substance with-
out prescription, two counts:
and larceny, petit theft. sec-
ond degree, first offense.
Edwin Carl Matthews. 22.
of Sebring, was charged for
withholding support, non-
support of children or
spouse, three counts.
Scott William Perry, 23. of
St. Cloud, was charged ,1.i
trafficking opium or deriva-
tive, 4 grams to under 20
kilograms; possession of
opium, with intent to sell,
manufacture or deliver; pos-
session of drug equipment
and/or use; possession of
marijuana, not more than 20
grams: and larceny or grand
theft.
Mark Shannon Purvis, 36,
of Sebring, was charged
with possession of metham-
phetamine.
Luis Reyes, 21, of
Sebring, was charged with
possession of drug equip-
ment and/or use; resisting
officer, obstruction without
violence; selling marijuana,
Schedule I; escape; burglary
of structure: grand theft, two
counts; burglary of dwelling;
and false name given to law
enforcement officer.
Audra Rei Watson, 31, of
Avon Park, was charged with
possession of'controlled sub-
stance without prescription:
and possession of drug
equipment and/or use.
+ Terrence Salas Williams,
30, of Sebring, was charged
with possession of drug
equipment and/or use; pos-
session of marijuana, not
more than 20 grams; and
driving while license sus-
pended, third or subsequent
-offense.
* Robert Donald Young, 52,
of Sebring, was charged for
resisting officer, obstruction
without violence.


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From his perspective. for
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1.-rnthmin,eL. but for fire
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the matter is a personal
issue impacting their future:
i a result. emotions run
hi.m
T]lere are other serious
cOneral fund issues to deal
\\ ith. (.lark said.
-.Smaller dollars coming
in the door means the light
at the end of the tunnel is
attached to a big train." he
said. "The budget's not
going to be fun for the next
several years, and we have
obligations coming our
way.
For example. the debt
obligations connected to
Harder Hall.
Grant money used to


Continued from page I A
Members have not only
been working diligently to
create artwork, but they
have all reached out to the
community and local busi-
nesses to support their
fundrai ser.
The businesses and spon-
sors also work with the SHS
Art Club donating money,
food, and time to help the
students fulfill the needs of


cover the debt is now gone.
Clark said, but the city is
still on the hook for a feder-
al department of Housing
and Urban Development
loan it inherited when the
developer went bankrupt
and the city foreclosed on
the project.
In fact. the city's financial
situation concerned Clark
from the moment he first
rejoined the council. He has
been sounding the alarm
ever since and is pleased his
fellow council members lis-
ten to him at least some
of the time.
"The council is not as
conservative as I'd like it,"
he said smiling. "but it's
better than some. We do
have to be mature and face
issues though."
Regarding county contri-
butions for recreational
services provided by munic-
ipalities to county residents.
Clark has mixed feelings.
Philosophically, he does
not approve of government


the fundraisers as well as
show their support.
"There are about 20 of us
[students] who work before
school until the bell ring,.
during our lunch hour, and
after school everyday. We
want to have a good event,"
Lozier said.
,The students currently
have made and glazed 300
bowls. The goal each year is
400 and according to SHS


Continued from page IA
been sold, but not recorded locally as the
state approval process was under way. He
expected the flow of paperwork to begin
within the next several months.
Hoffman said the committee was told
most condominium buyers are outside
investors who have little interest in actually
living in the units beyond an occasional
visit. Their goal is to realize a profit from
the rents.,


spending money on recre-
ation.
"Recreation is not an
essential government serv-
ice," he said. "Why should
other taxpayers pay for
leisure activities?"
On the other hand, he also
said, "Thirty percent of the
people who use Max Long
Field don't live in the city.
We have to be realistic; we
have them (ball parks) and
we have to maintain them."
He feels an equitable user
fee, i.e. paying to play, was
probably' the fairest way to
make up the shortfalls.
Clark arrived in Sebring
as an infant with his family.
He attended Sebring's pub-
lic schools, and graduated
from the University of
South Florida in Tampa. He
.is a certified financial plan-
ner and the regional manag-
er for Waypoints Financial.
He is married to Bobbie:
their 25-year-old son is in
'the Navy.


Art Club secretary Kelly
Beck, the students have con-
secutively passed that goal.
The students, community,
and businesses have raised
$35,000 to date through the
Soup Up the Arts fundraiser.
The Soup Up the Arts
event will be held on Feb.
17 at Sebring High School
beginning at 4-p.m. For
more information call 471-
5500,


"The units are put into a pool," Hoffman
said, "to be leased out. "
The committee was told guests to
Majestic Cove would have to stay.a mini-
mum of three days.
"The end result could be the owners can
do what they want," Hoffman said.
The committee will report back to the city
council, which will discuss the situation at
its next regular meeting 6:30 p.m.
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By one measure, federal taxes lowest since 1950


By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER
A% sociated Pre s
WASHINGTON Taxes
too high?
Actually. as a share of the
nation's economy, Uncle
Sam's take this year will be
the lowest since 1950. when
the Korean War was just get-
ting under way.
And for the third straight
year, American families and
businesses will pay less in
federal taxes than they did
under former President
George W. Bush, thanks to a
weak economy and a grow-
ing number of tax breaks for
the wealthy and poor alike.
Income tax payments this
year will be nearly 13 per-
cent lower than they were in
2008, the last full year of the
Bush presidency. Corporate
taxes will be lower by a
third, according to projec-
tions by the nonpartisan
Congressional Budget
Office.
The poor economy is
largely to blame, with corpo-
rate profits down and unem-
ployment up. But so is a tax
code that grows each year
with new deductions, credits
and exemptions. The result
is that families making as
much as $50.000 can avoid
paying federal income taxes,
if they have at least two
dependent children. Low-
income families can actually
make a profit from the
income tax, and the wealthy
can significantly cut their
payments.
"The current state of the
tax code is simply indefensi-
ble," says Sen. Kent Conrad,
D-N.D.. chairman of the
Senate Budget Committee.
"It is hemorrhaging rev-
enue:"
In the next few years,
many can expect to pay
more in taxes. Some increas-


Taxes under Obama: What it means to you


Taxpayers at most income levels
have seen their federal income taxes
drop under President Barack Obama. A
comparison of tax bills for 2010, which
must be filed this spring, with bills
from 2008, the last full year of George
W. Bush's presidency:

Taxpayers: A married couple '..,,n
two young children and a combined
income of $25,000.
2008 tax bill: No bill. Instead, a
$6,700 payment from the government.
2010 tax bill: No bill. Instead, a
$7,085 payment from the government.
Change: Refund grew by $385.
Why: The Earned Income Tax Credit
was made more generlou: The credit is
refundable, meaning taxpayers can
receive it in the form of a refund check
even if they didn't pay any federal
taxes.

Taxpayers: A married couple with
two children, including one in college.
Combined income: $50,000.
2008 tax bill: No bill. Instead, a
$1,234 payment from the government.
2010 tax bill: No bill. Instead, a
$734 payment from the government.
Change: Refund shrank by $500.
Why: In 2008, the family received a
$1,500 economic stimulus payment,
which was larger than the $800 Making
. Work Pay credit they received for 2010.
Other deductions were more generous


es were enacted as part of
President Barack Obama's
health care overhaul. And
many states have raised
taxes because unlike the
federal government they
have to balance their budgets
each year. State tax receipts
are projected to increase in
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according to the National
Council of State
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But in the third year of
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taxes are at historic lows.


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in 2010, keeping the refund from
shrinking further.

Taxpayer:' A single person making
$50,000 who paid $2,500 in interest on
a student loan.
2008 tax bill: $5,388.
2010 tax bill: $5,325.
Change: Tax bill reduced by $63.
Why: The standard deduction and
personal exemption increased. They
increase most years, based on infla-
tion.


Tax receipts dropped sharply
in 2009 as the economy sank
into recession. They have
since stabilized and are
expected to grow by 3 per-
cent this year. But federal
tax revenues won't rebound
to pre-recession levels until
next year, according to CBO
projections.
In the current budget year,
federal tax receipts will be
equal to 14.8 percent of the
Gross Domestic Product, or
GDP, the lowest level since
Harry Truman was president.


Taxpayers: A married couple with
two children, including one in college,
with some modest investments and a
combined income of $200,000.
2008 tax bill: S29,276.
2010 tax bill: $28,496.
Change: Tax bill reduced by $780.
Why: The family had $37,000 in
itemized deductions for state and local
income taxes, mortgage interest and
charitable donations. Itemized deduc-
tions were limited for high-income
families in 2008. The limits were
phased out over the past decade and
eliminated for 2010.

Taxpayers: A married couple with
two children in college, larger invest-
ments and a combined income of $1
million.
2008 tax bill: $284,439.
2010 tax bill: $277,699.
Change: Tax bill reduced by $6,740.
Why: The family had $110,000 in
itemized deductions for state and local
income taxes, mortgage interest and
charitable donations. Itemized deduc-
tions, as well as personal exemptions,
were limited for wealthy families in
2008. The limits have been phased out.
Also, the family was able to defer more
income to retirement accounts in 2010.

Source: The Tax Institute at H&R Block


In Bush's last year in office,
tax receipts were 17.5 per-
cent of GDP, just below their
40-year average.
The lack of revenue, com-
bined with big increases in
spending, meansthe federal
government will have to bor-
row 40 cents for every dollar
it spends this year. The
annual federal budget deficit
is projected to reach a record
$1.5 trillion.
Lawmakers from both
political parties vow to tack-
le the nation's financial


problems. Republicans in
Congress promise big spend-
ing cuts, and Obama says he
wants to reshape corporate
taxes, closing loopholes to
pay for lower overall rates.
Few in Washington, howev-
er, are calling for big tax
increases, at least in the
short term.


"America's tax system is
clearly broken," Donald
Marron, a former economic
adviser to Bush, told the
Senate Budget Committee at
a recent hearing. "It fails at
its most basic task, which,
lest we forget, is raising
enough money to pay for the
federal government."
At the request of The
Associated Press, The Tax
Institute at H&R Block com-
pared 2008 and 2010 tax
bills for families at various
income levels, showing how
their taxes have changed
since Obama took office.
Taxpayers are filing their
2010 tax returns this spring,
while 2008 was the last full
year that Bush was presi-
dent. The scenarios assume
that each family had the
same income, filing status
and number of dependent
children in both years.
Income tax rates remain
unchanged. But many tax-
payers are seeing their bills
drop under Obama because
of more generous tax credits
for college students, working
families, homebuyers and
the working poor. Many of
the changes were enacted as
part of the big economic
stimulus package passed in
2009.
Congress also extended
Bush-era tax cuts through
2012. Lawmakers let
Obama's Making Work Pay
tax credit expire at the end
of 2010, but they replaced it
with a one-year cut in Social
Security payroll taxes that is
already showing up in work-
ers' paychecks.


Experts: Contamination from GM alfalfa certain


Associated Press
DES MOINES, Iowa -
Contamination of organic
and traditional crops by
recently deregulated, geneti-
cally modified alfalfa is
inevitable, agriculture
experts said, despite
Agriculture Secretary Tom.
Vilsack's recent assurances
the federal government
would take .steps to prevent
such a problem.
Many farmers had been
pushing the U.S. Department
of Agriculture to approve the
use of genetically modified
alfalfa. Monsanto developed
the seed to resist the weed-
killer Roundup, allowing
farmers to use the two
together to save time and
labor on weeding. Supporters
also say the use of the genet-
ically modified seeds lets
farmers grow more alfalfa on
each acre and helps keep
food prices low.
Opponents, many of them
organic farmers,. say wide-
spread planting of genetically
modified alfalfa will result in
pollen from those plants con-
taminating organic and tradi-
tional crops. destroying their
value. While alfalfa is mostly
used as hay for cattle, some
consumers don't want to eat
foods, such as milk or beef,
from animals that have con-
sumed genetically modified
plants.
Alfalfa is grown on about
20 million acres in almost
every state in the U.S. and is
the fourth-largest field crop
behind corn, soybeans and
wheat.
The U.S. Department of
Agriculture's decision late
last month to deregulate
genetically modified alfalfa
was the latest step in a long
court fight over its use. A
federal court barred its plant-
ing in 2007. saying the
USDA had not given enough
consideration to the effects it
could have on the environ-
ment and human health. The
U.S. Supreme Court lifted the
ban last year. saying the
lower court's decision had
gone too far. It kicked the
matter back to the USDA.
In announcing the agency's


decision, Vilsack said steps
would be taken to ensure
genetically modified alfalfa
wouldn't cross-pollinate with
organic and unmodified
crops. USDA officials
declined to answer questions
about what those steps would


entail, pointing to a docu-
ment posted on the agency's
website.
The text of Vilsack's
announcement says the
agency plans include expand-
ing a program in Washington
state to produce more


unmodified alfalfa seed and
maintain a pure supply.
It also says crop geneticists
have been told to identify
ways to protect unmodified
alfalfa from genetically engi-
neered varieties, like they are
doing for corn.


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OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
.CASE NO. 28-2010-CA-001316
HSBC BANK USA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,
AS TRUSTEE FOR NOMURA ASSET ACCEPTANCE
CORPORATION MORTGAGE PASS THROUGH
CERTIFICATES SERIES 2006-AP1
Plaintiff,
v.
TARYN D. RAVOSA, et al.
Defendants.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: TARYN D. RAVOSA; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
, TARYN D. RAVOSA, AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES
* CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST
THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANTS, WHO ARE
NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER
SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIM AS HEIRS, DEVI-
'SEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDI-
TORS, TRUSTEES, SPOUSES, OR OTHER CLAIM-
ANTS
Current residence unknown, but whose last
known address was:
6142 WILBUR WAY, LAKE WORTH, FL 33467;
3479 PLACID VIEW DR., LAKE PLACID, FL 33852
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose
a mortgage on the following property in Highlands
County, Florida, to-wit:
THAT PART OF FRACTIONAL SECTION 24,
TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 29 EAST, HIGH-
LANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, DESCRIBED AS FOL-
LOWS: BEGINNING AT A PERMANENT REFER-
ENCE MARKER ON THE SECTION LINE BETWEEN
SSAID SECTIONS 23 AND 24, 660 FEET NORTH 0
DEGREES 29' WEST FROM THE SOUTHWEST
CORNER OF SAID SECTION 24; THENCE SOUTH
89 DEGREES 41'30" WEST AND PARALLEL TO
THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID SECTION 23, 115 FEET
TO P.R.M.: THENCE NORTH 0 DEGREES 04'30"
EAST, 231.69 FEET TO P.R.M. AND THE BEGIN-
NING OF A 6.0 DEGREE CURVE TO THE RIGHT;
THENCE FOLLOWING SAID CURVE TO THE RIGHT
THROUGH A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 24 DEGREES
20, 405.556 FEET TO P.R.M.; THENCE N 24 DE-
GREES 24'30" EAST, 56.83 FEET TO AN IRON
PIPE ON THE SECTION LINE BETWEEN SAID SEC-
TIONS 23 AND 24; THENCE CONTINUING N 24
DEGREES 24'30" EAST, 405.11 FEET TO P.R.M.
AND THE BEGINNING OF A 4.0 DEGREE CURVE
TO THE LEFT; THENCE FOLLOWING SAID CURVE
TO THE LEFT THROUGH A CENTRAL ANGLE OF
19 DEGREES 37', 490.417 FEET TO P.R.M,;
THENCE NORTH 04 DEGREES 47'30" EAST,
1052.93 FEET TO A P.R.M. AND THE BEGINNING
OF A 4.0 DEGREE CURVE TO THE RIGHT; THENCE
FOLLOWING SAID CURVE TO THE RIGHT
THROUGH A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 17 DEGREES
13', 430.417 FEET TO A PRM.; THENCE NORTH
22 DEGREES 00'30" EAST, 300 FEET; THENCE
SOUTH 67 DEGREES 59'30" EAST, 171 FEET,
MORE OR LESS. TO THE SHORE LINE OF LAKE
PLACID THE POINT OF BEGINNING: THENCE
NORTH 67 DEGREES 59'30" WEST, 171 FEET,
MORE OR LESS. TO COUNTY ROAD: THENCE
NORTH 22 DEGREES 00'30" EAST, 75 FEET,
THENCE SOUTH 67 DEGREES 59'30" EAST TO
THE SHORE LINE OF LAKE PLACID; THENCE IN A
SOUTHWESTERLY DIRECTION FOLLOWING THE
SHORE LINE OF LAKE PLACID TO THE POINT OF
BEGINNING. WHICH SAID PROPERTY IS ALSO DE-
SCRIBED AS LOT 45. BLOCK A" LAKE SHORE
SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF. AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE
27, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS
COUNTY, FLORIDA
has been filed against you and you are required to
serve a copy of your written defenses, if any. to it
on DOUGLAS C ZAHM, PA. Plaintiff's attorney,
whose address is 12425 28th Street North. Sute
200, St. Petersburg. FL 33716, on or before
March 18. 2011 or within thirty (30) days after the
first publication of this Notice of Action, and file
the original with the Clerk of this Court at 590
South Commerce Avenue, Sebring. FL
33870-3867, either before service on Plaintiff's
attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise, a
default will be entered against you for the relief
demanded in the complaint petition.
WITNESS my hand and seal of the Court on this
3rd day of February. 2011
ROBERT GERMAINE
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By. /s/ Annette E. Daff
Deputy Clerk
February 9, 16, 2011


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY
PROBATE DIVISION.
File No. PC 11-38
Division
IN RE: ESTATE OF
JOHN CATLOW a/k/a
JOHN A. CATLOW a/k/a
JOHN CATLOW, JR.
Deceased.
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
The administration of the estate of JOHN CAT-
LOW a/k/a JOHN A. CATLOW a/k/a JOHN CAT-
LOW, JR., .deceased, is pending in the Circuit
Court for HIGHLANDS County, Florida, Probate Di-
vision, the address of which is 590 S. Commerce
Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870. The estate is:
Testate. If the estate is testate, the date of the de-
cedent's Will and any Codicils are in possession of
the court.
The names and addresses of the personal rep-
resentative and the personal representative's at-
tomey are set forth below.
Any interested person on whom a copy of the
notice of administration is served who challenges
the validity of the Will or any Codicils, qualification
of the personal representative, venue, or jurisdic-
tion of the court is required to file any objection
with the court in the manner provided in the Flor-
ida Probate Rules WITHIN THE TIME REQUIRED BY
LAW, which is on or before'the -date that is 3
months after the date of service of a copy of the
Notice of Administration on that person, or. those
objections are forever barred.
A petition for determination of exempt property
is required to be filed by or on behalf of any per-
son entitled to exempt property under 732.402
WITHIN THE TIME REQUIRED BY LAW, which is on
or before the later of the date that is 4 months af-
ter the date of service of a copy of the Notice of
Administration on such person or the date this is
40 days after the date of termination of any pro--
ceeding involving tihe construction, admission to
probate, or validity of the will or involving any
other matter affecting any part of the exempt
property, or the right of such person to exempt
property is deemed waived.
An election to take an elective share must be
filed by or on behalf of the surviving spouse enti
tled to an elective share under
732.201-732.2155 WITHIN THE TIME REQUIRED
BY LAW, which is on or before the earlier of the
date that is 6 months after the date of service of a
copy of the Notice of Administration on the surviv-
ing spouse, or an attorney in fact or a guardian of
the property of the surviving spouse, or the date
that is 2 years after the date of the decedent's
death. The time for filing an election to take an
elective share may be extended as provided in the
Florida Probate Rules.
Co-Personal Representative:
/s/ Marilyn Lorenzo
899 Jeffery Street, #604
Boca Raton, Florida 33487
/s/ June Ozner
905 Lake Lily Dr. Apt. C221
Maitland, FL 32751
Attorney for Personal Representative:
/s/ Pamela T. Karlson
Pamela T. Karlson PA
Florida Bar No. 0017957
301 Dal Hall Blvd.
Lake Placid, FL 33852
Telephone: (863)465-5033
February 9, 16, 2011
THE STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
JUDICIAL BRANCH
Belknap Superior Court Telephone
(603)524-3570
64 Court St. TTY/TOD Relay:
(800)735-2964
Laconia, NH 03246
http/Avwn cvourts.state.nh.us

CITATION FOR PUBLICATION
PETITION TO QUIET TITLE

Case Name: The Bank of New York Mellon, as
Trustee v Janine M. Wallace, et al
Case Number 211-2010-CV-00414

A Petition to Quiet Title to a certain tract of land
with any attached buildings located at 30 Wauke-
van Street in Meredith, N.H, in the State of New
Hampshire has been filed with this court.

The Court ORDERS:
The Bank of New York Mellon, as Trustee shall
give notice to Janine M.Wallace; Kyra A. Wallace,
minor of this action by publishing a verified copy
of this Citation for Publication once a week for
three successive weeks in the The News-Sun, a
newspaper of general circulation in tIe Avon Park,
Highlands County, Florida area. The last publica-
tion shall be on or before March 21, 2011

Also. ON OR BEFORE
April 05, 2011 Janine M. Wallace; Kyra A.
Wallace, minor shall file a written


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appearance form with this Court.
A copy of the appearance form
must be sent to the party listed
below.
May 05, 2011
Janine M. Wallace; Kyra A.
Wallace, minor shall plea, answer,
demurrer or other response with
this Court. A copy of the plea,'
answer, demurrer or other
response must be sent to the
party listed below.

Notice to Janine M. Wallace; Kyra A. Wallace, mi-
nor: if you do not comply with these require-
ments, you will be considered in default and the
Court may issue orders that affect you without
your input.


Send copies to:
William Philpot, Jr., Esq.
Haughey Philpo
816 N(
Lac
BY ORDER

January 13, 2011


January 26; Febru


1050 ,.,o,
Camp Pendleton, CA
92005
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT:
All creditors of the estate of the decedent and
persons having claims or demands against the
estate of the decedent other than those for whom
provision for full payment was made in the Order
of Summary Administration must file their claims
with this court WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET
FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA
PROBATE CODE.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER APPLICABLE
TIME PERIOD, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS
OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this Notice is
February 2, 2011.


Personal Representative:
/s/ Thomas G. Moore
ot & Laurent PA Box 555422, 3/1 H & S
north Main Street Camp Pendleton, California 92005
:onia NH 03246 Attorney for Personal Representative:
OF THE COURT /s/ David F. Lanier
E-Mail Address: lanier@embarqmail.com
James I. Peale Florida Bar No. 045399
Clerk of Court DAVID F. LANIER
P.O. Box 400
uary 2, 9, 2011 Avon Park, Florida 33826-0400
Telephone: (863)453-4457
February 2, 9, 2011


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. 2011-13 PCS
IN RE: ESTATE OF
CHARLES URQUHART
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(Summary Administration)
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS
AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE:
The administration of the estate of CHARLES
URQUHART, deceased, is pending in the Circuit
Court for HIGHLANDS County, Florida, Probate Di-
vision, the address of which is 430 South Com-
merce Avenue, Sebring, Florida. The names and
addresses of the Personal Representative and at-
torney for the Personal Representative are set
forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other per-
sons having claims or demands against dece-
dent's estate, including unmatured, contingent or
unliquidated claims, on whoma copy of this No-
tice is served must file their claims with this court
WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and persons
having claims or demands against the decedent's
estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliq-
uidated claimsmust file their claims with this
court WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
The date of first publication of this Notice is
February 2, 2011. .
Personal Representative/Petitioner
FLORENCE COOPER
POST OFFICE BOX 7185
SEBRING, FL 33871
Attorney for Personal Representative
JAMES V. LOBOZZO. JR.
Florida Bar No. 274178
McCLURE & LOBOZZO
211 South Ridgewood Drive
Sebring, Fl 33870
863/402-1888
February 2,9, 2011
N THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FiLE NO. PC 11 -26
IN RE. ESTATE OF
GARY ALAN MOORE
a k.a. GARY A MOORE
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(Summar Admn-iistraeion)
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAI,!S OD DEMANDS
AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE
You are n nerbnctified tnat an order of Sum-
mary Administraton has been entered in the es-
tate of GARY ALAN MOORE a k.a. GARY A.
MOORE, deceased, File Number PC 11-26, by the
Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Pro-
bate Division, the address of vnich is 590 S
Commerce Avenue. S ong FL 33870 that the
decedent's date of d- ati ',,as o.,ember 20.
2010: that the tIa! e e f the estate is
$14,380.50 and that the names and addresses of
those to whom 't has been assigned by such order
are
Name Address
THOMAS G MOORE Bo' 555422. 31 H & S


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR HIGHLANDS.COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. PC 11-38
Division
IN RE: ESTATE OF
JOHN CATLOW a/k/a
JOHN A. CATLOW a/k/a
JOHN CATLOW. JR.
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of JOHN CAT-
LOW a/k/a JOHN A. CATLOW a/k/a JOHN CAT-
LOW, JR. deceased, whose date of death was
November 13, 2010, and whose social security
number is 035-16-9130, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Divi-
sion, the address of which is 590 S, Commerce
Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870. The names and
addresses of the personal representative and the
personal representative's attorney are set forth
below.
All creditors of the .',-, m I ,in .
sons having claims or i,.: .uo j 'jai .1,1 r.
dent's estate on whom a ,f, A, 111 -,o ,,.-. ,,: ,:
quired to be served must ,,i,': -,,i 1 rP tn'
court WITHIN THE _:'Ti F.' t;,,i i11 S' AFTER '
THE TIME OF THE Fi1lT PI.I.'.'ii, .OF THIS
NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERV-
ICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other. ,-i,..' ,, ,. decedent another
persons having claims or demands demands 'i 1 1.-

WITHIf I ',: ,FI-::-, iu DATE OF THE
FIRST:,i i ,i-T,,'i : n _-:: Tl ,i .!T :
ALL CLAIMS NOT RULED WITHIN THE TIME PE-
RIODS SET FORTH' IN SECTION 733.702. OFTHE'
FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
'NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET
FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2)
YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE
OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this Notice is
February' 9, 2011.
Co-Personal Representatives:
/s/ Marilyn Lorenzo
899 Jeffery Street, #604
Boca Raton, Florida 33487
/s/ June Ozner
905 Lake Lily Dr. Act. C221
Maitland, FL 32751
Attorney for Personal Representative.
Is/ Pame-a T Karlson
Florda Bar Number 0017957
301 Dal Hall Boulevard
Lake Placid, FL 33852
Telephone: (863)465-5033
February 9. 6.2011
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO PC 1i1-31
'N RE ESTATE OF
RICHARD J RUTTAN
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of RCP HARD
J RUTTAN. deceased, whose date o-f dea'h was
January 12. 2011, is pending n the rcut C urt
' or Highlands Country. FlorIda Probate Division
Mu address of which is 590 S Commerce -
nue. Se-bnng, FL 33870 The names and ad-
dresses of the personal rcpresentatie- and the
personal representative's attorney are set frth

All creditors of the decedent and otner per-


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sons having claims or demands against dece-
dent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is re-
quired 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 SERV-
ICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against dece-
dent's estate must file their claims with this court
WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PE-
RIODS 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 MOREAFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE
OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this Notice is
February 9, 2011.
Personal Representative:
/s/ William F. Hoffman Jr.
Attorney for Personal Representative;
/s/ Michael A. Rider
Florida Bar Number: 175661
13 N. Oak Avenue
Lake Placid, FL 33852
Telephone: (863)465-1111
Fax: (863)465-8100
E-Mail: marider@mariderlaw.com
February 9, 16, 2011


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO.: 28-2009-CA-001917
WELLS FARGO BANK, NA,
Plaintiff,
vs.
VALMONT MOREAU, et al,
Defendantss.
NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Or-
der Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated January
27, 2011 and entered in Case No.
28-2009-CA-001917 of the Circuit Court of the
TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS
.1; -uI,, ., I,,-, .'. -': E' ANK, NA,
it',, I ih -i' 11 V L, U Tf 1F1'-T r .'i u; are the
: -. 1,:, : I ..' I I r,, ir, in ,, u,. l i best bid-
;,, , ,: l h :,, IN THE- b
-'S.u-iu. uOF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURT-
H 'i 1 30 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE at
1 ji -r )n the 23rd day of February, 2011,
iir ,-I., o -.j described property as set forth in

I Pu' i 25, OF SEBRING COUNTRY
ESTATES, SECTION 3, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, AT
PAGE 6, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGH-
LANDS COUNTY. FLORIDA LESS THE EAST 11.98
FEET THEREOF
A/K/A 4230 MASERITI STREET, SEBRING, FL
33872
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 sixty (60) days after the sale
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of the Court on
January 27, 2011.
ROBERT W. GERMAIN
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By' /s/ Toni Kopp
Deputy Clerk
Florinda Default Law Grouo. P.L
P.O. Box 25018
Tampa, Florida 33622-5018
F09121966
"See Amerians wvth Disaollities Act
In accordance ,ith the Amer,cans Disabites Act,
persons with disabilties needing a special accom-
modation to partolpate i n this proceeding should
contact the individual or agency sending the no-
tice at Echeva,'ria & Asscates. PA, P.O Box
25018, Tampa. FL 33622 -5018, elerhone 8 13,
251-4766, not later than seven 17) days pnor to
the proceeding If hearing impaired, TDDI
1-800-955-8771. or voi.e r 1-800-955-8770,
v'ia Florida Relay Service
February'9. 16 2011


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 2010-CA-001171
BRANCH BANKING AND TRUST COMPANY,
Plaintiff,
.
TROY A. BAGGETT; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF TROY
A. BAGGETT; SUNRISE POINT VILLAS, INC., ANY
AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN
NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS WHO ARE NOT
KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID
UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS
SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR
OTHER CLAIMANTS; TENANT #1; TENANT #2,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given, pursuant to Final Judg-
ment of Foreclosure for Plaintiff entered in this
cause, in the Circuit Court of HIGHLANDS County,
Florida; I will sell the property situated in HIGH-
LANDS County, Florida described as:
PARCEL 4, OF THE UNRECORDED SUBDIVI-
SION OF SUNRISE POINT VILLAS, AND BEING A
PART OF SUN N LAKE ESTATES, HOLIDAY VIL-
LAGE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 27, OF THE
PUBLIC -RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,
FLORIDA, MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS
FOLLOWS: BEGIN AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER
OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 21,
TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 30 EAST AND RUN
NORTH 89 DEGREES4741 WEST ALONG THE
SOUTH LINE OF SAID SECTION 21, 1291.53
FEET; THENCE NORTH 18 DEGREES 2555 EAST
170.93 FEET;THENCE NORTH 58 DEGREES 0355
WEST, 83.46 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 31 DEGREES
5605 WEST 12.00 FEET FOR A POINT OF BEGIN-
NING; THENCE CONTINUE SOUTH 31 DEGREES
5605 WEST 80.45 FEET; THENCE NORTH 58 DE-
GREES 0630 WEST 49.92 FEET; THENCE NORTH
31 DEGREES 5605 EAST 80.49 FEET; THENCE
SOUTH 58 DEGREES 0355 EAST 49.92 FEET TO
THE POINT OF BEGINNING.
and commonly known as: 106 Country Club
Drive, Lake Placid, Florida 33852, at public sale,
to the highest and best bidder, for cash, in the
basement of the courthouse in the Jury Assembly
Room, 430 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL
33870, on February 23, 2011, at 11:00 A.M.
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.
If you are a person with a disability who needs any
accommodation in order to participate in this pro-
ceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the
provision of certain assistance. Please contact
Court Administrator's Office, 10th Judicial Circuit,
P.O. Box 9000, Drawer J-102, Bartow. Florida
33830-9000, phone (941) 4690 within 2 working
days of your receipt of this notice; if you are hear-
ing or voice impaired, call 1-800-955-8771.
Dated this January 27, 2011.
ROBERT W. GERMAINE
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By /s/ Tonm Kopp
Deputy Clerk
February 9, 16, 2011
IN THE CIRCUiT COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IDE AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO 2008-CA 001528
DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST
COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE UNDER NOVASTAR
MORTGAGE FUNDING TRUST, SERIES 2006-4,
Plaintiff,


vs
EDUARDO VAZOUEZ, ET AL,
Defendants
NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45
NOTICE S3 HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Sum-
mary FPaal Judgment in Forecoisure dated Janu-
ary 20, 2011 and entered in Case No.
2008-CA-001528 of the CrcuIt Cc.rt of the 10TH
Judicial Circu it in and for HIGHLANDS County.
Fiorida. whereno DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL
TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE UNDER NOVAS-
TARMORTGAGE FUNDING TRUST, SERIES
2006-4.
*s Plantiff and EDUARDO VAZOUEZ, UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF EDUARDO VAZOUEZ. IF ANY,
MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYS-
TEIMS. iCC: NOVASTAR MORTGAGE. INC. COR-
PORATION, HIGHLANDS COUNT CODE EN-
FORCEMENT JOHN DOE OR A'Y OTHER PERSON
IN POSSESSION. all unknown parties claiming by.
through, under or against the name0
Defendants whether living or not, and whether
said unknown parties claims as heirs, devisees,
grantees assignees, lienors, creditors, trustees,
or in any other capacity, claiming by. through, un-
der or against the named Defendant(S) are the De-

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Ra rad A Avon Park. Florida 33825 at 1 00
P '', Saturday 12tn Feoruar 2011 to the highest
ier's nied for Terry nHo.ard Books. toys. printer
arrow. co/es & bags of ujnkrowv contents.
items neld for ,ick Carmona Computer. kids
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February 9, 2011
NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEEN that Pursuant to a WRIT
F EXECUTION is sued out of the Circuit Court of
the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands
County, Florida, on the 19th day of November,
2010. In the cause wherein RAYMOND A. TUBBS
AlID MICHAEL L TUBBS, are Plaintiffs, and RC
HIGHLANDS HOLDINGS OF FLORIDA, INC., a lor-
'da Corporation; ET AL is Defendant, being Case
lo. GC08-903 and GC08-904 in the said Court, I,
Susan Benton, Sheriff of Highlands County, Flor-
ida have levied upon all of the Defendant, RC
HIGHLANDS HOLDINGS OF FLORIDA, INC, a Flor-
da Corporation; ET AL, right, title and interest in
and to the following described REAL property in
Highlands County, Flonda, to-wit
LOT 12. GEORGETOWN INDUSTRIAL PARK PHASE
2 ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF
AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 16, PAGE 75, PUB-
LIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
and on the 8th day of March, 2011 at the High-
lands County Courthouse, in the Cty of Sebring,
Higlilands County, Florida, at the hour of 11:00
a m, or as soon thereafter as possible, I will offer
for sale all of the said defendant, RC HIGHLANDS
HOLDINGS OF FLORIDA, INC.. a Florida Corpora-
tlion, ET AL, right, title and interest in aforesaid
property at public outcry and will sell the same,
subject to all prior liens, encumbrances and judg-
ments, if any, to the highest and best bidder or
bidders for CASH, the proceeds to be applied as
far as may be to the payment of costs and the
satisfaction of the above-described execution.
Dated this, January 27, 2011
SUSAN BENTON, SHERIFF OF
HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
By: /s/ Lt. Jack Bailey, Jr.
LT. JACK BAILEY JR.
DEPUTY SHERIFF
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities
Act, persons with disabilities needing a special
accommodation to participate in this proceeding
should contact the agency sending 'this notice at
434 Fernleaf Ave., Sebring, FL 33870, Telephone
863/402-7228 not later than seven days prior to
the proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TTD)
1-800-955-8771, or Voice (V) 1-800-955-8770,
via Florida Relay Services.
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security. No smoking. 863-441-9248
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1CG, screened porch. $750/mo.
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71 60 Cameras & Supplies
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BOOKCASE light color 36 X 33 $10
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BOOKS Hardback & Softbacks, Best
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CHAIR- RECLINER, LazyBoy, with golf
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CHESS SET 12" X 12", drawer with
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COMFORTER SET Queen size, with
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Condition. $30 863-452-6798
DESK: 54"X18", gray formica, 5-
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$35. 863-414-1714
DOG CAGE, metal, very large
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DOG CRATE Plastic Large.
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DOUBLE ROCKER all wood, white -
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EDGER, ECHO, Portable. In very good
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EVENING GOWN like new, small size
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GAS GRILL fair condition. $50
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GOLF CLUBS Powerbilts. $25.
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HEDGE TRIMMER 17" Black &
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HEDGE TRIMMER Craftsman 18"
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JIGSAW PUZZLES (25) for $6.25.
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LAMP WITH SHADE. $10
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MINI REFRIGERATOR $40
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SHARPER IMAGE LOVE HANDLER
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7320 Yard Sales
AVON PARK Large Sale! 3145 Glacier
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8AM ? Lg glass 3pc. lighted display
unit, Carnival ware, tiller & cabinet
hardware, quality wm's clothes
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LAKE PLACID 126 Melody Ct, Fri-Sat,
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stereo, airdyne, shelving, sm hand-
painted cabinet, quality clothing used &
new w/tags, household, fishing gear.
LAKE PLACID Alpine Village,
Rummage & Bake Sale, RAIN or SHINE!
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S. to 70 E., 1/4 mi on left, Fri, Feb 11,
7am-3pm; Sat. Feb 12, 7am-Noon.
Furniture, Major & Minor appliances,
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Household items, Camping & Fishing
Equip, Garden Tools, Lg Flat-Bed
Trailer, Plants, Flowers, Produce,
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7320 Yard Sales
AVON PARK Moving Sale! Fn-Sat Feb.
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generator. Rainbow sweeper, antique
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crocks and many misc. items & tools.
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Sat Feb. 11 & 12 8AM ? Tools, cloth-
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hold items. Much More!
SEBRING Annual Sale American
Red Cross Sat. Feb 12 106 Medical
Center Ave (behind Highlands Regional
Hospital) 7AM I1PM
SEBRING Highlands Oaks RV Resort
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SEBRING Huge Sale 211 Wren Ave,
Thur, Fri. Sat. Feb. 10-11-12. 8AM ?
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For Everyone!
SEBRING Huge Sale! All proceeds for
Korean Mission Trip. 544 N Ridgewood
Dr. near Post Office. Fri-Sat Feb. 11-12,
7Am-? Everything priced low! Clothing
for all. Homemade baked goods.
SEBRING Huge Sale! Sat. Feb.12th,
723 Summitt Dr, All proceeds to High-
lands Youth football program. Baked
goods, hot dogs & drinks for sale. Fum.
kids stuff, electronics & Much More!.
SEBRING Sunny Pines RV Park
Annual Club House yard & bake
sale1200 US Hwy 27 North. Fri Feb
11th, 8AM 11AM. Coffee / Donuts on
sale. Sales also at lots 23, 1711, 1928
Pye Dr. & 1620 Sunny Pines Dr.


7320
732 Yard Sales
SEBRING Multi Family Early Spring
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Area) Sat. Feb. 12th 8AM 3PM.
SEBRING Thunderbird Hill Village II &
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Food & Treasures in the Club House.
SEBRING Yard / Bake Sale Highland
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Five-Day forecast for Highlands County


TODAY


Partly sunny


High 74/Low 49
Winds; SE at 4-8 mph.


THURSDAY


Cloudy, showers
around in the p.m.

High 74/Low 54
Winds: NNE at 6-12 mph,


FRIDAY





Chance for a couple
of showers

High 72/Low 51
Winds: W at 8-16 mph.


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Mostly sunny a
pleasant

High 72/Low
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Heat index


For 3 p.m. today
Relative humidity .................. 37%
Expected air temperature ........ 72
M akes it feel like ...................... 71'

Weather History
On Feb. 9, 1934, the temperature
dropped to 11 degrees below zero
in Philadelphia and 15 degrees
below zero in New York City.


National Forecast for February9 ....

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highs for the day. Forecast high and low temperatures are given for selected cities.


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Ice


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76/2


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74/49

Sebring
74/49
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Lake Placid
72/51

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


Farm report Li
Partl1 sunny tca,' Winds
east-southeast 4-8 mph.
Expect 4-8 hours of sunshine with
average relative humidity 55% and
good drying conditions. Mainly clear
tonight.

Water restrictions

* Even addresses may water on
Thursday and Sunday.
* Odd addresses may water on
Wednesday and Saturday.
* All watering should take place before
10 a.m. and after 4 p.m.


-10s -Os Os 10s 20s 30s : 40s 50s 60s 70s '
National summary: Another winter storm will deliver several inches of snow today from northern New Mexico east
to the mid-Mississippi Valley. Dallas and Little Rock are among the cities that will have travel disruptions from the
locally heavy snow. Farther south, a chilly rain will fall along the central Gulf coast. Save for a few snow showers
lingering across the Great Lakes and northern New England, chilly high pressure will keep much of the Midwest
and East Coast dry, but cold. Across the West, a few snow showers will occur.
Sun and moon Almanac


Today Sunrise .... 7:06 a.m.
Sunset ...... 6:15 p.m.
Moonrise 10:29 a.m.
Moonset ......none
Thursday Sunrise .... 7:05 a.m.
Sunset ...... 6:15 p.m.
Moonrise 11:08 a.m.
Moonset.. 12:04 a.m.


AccuWeather UV Index" Moon phases


Regional summary: Partly sunny today. Mainly clear tonight. Cloudy
tomorrow with a couple of showers in the afternoon. Friday: mostly cloudy
with a couple of showers possible. Saturday: breezy with sunshine and
patchy clouds. Sunday: mostly sunny.


For today
9 am. 11 am. 1 p.m. 3 p.m. 5 p.m.
1 4 6 4 1
The higher the UV index nutinber, the greater
the need for eye and skin protection.
0-2, Low; 3-5, Moderate; 6-7, High;
8-10, Very High; 11 + Extreme


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Temperature
(Readings at Archbold Biological Station
in Lake Placid)
High Friday .............................. 85
Low Friday ........................ .. 55
High Saturday .................... 85
Low Saturday .......................... 62
High Sunday ............................ 72
Low Sunday ........ .......... 62
High Monday ....................... 86
Low Monday .....................- 45
Barometer
Saturday ..... ............. 29.99
Sunday ....................... 29.95
Monday ............ ....... ..... 30.14
Precipitation
Saturday ............................ 0.00"
Sunday ............................. 0.00"


M onday ........ ............. .... 0.01"
Month to date ................... 0.02"
Year to date .................. 2,67"
Tides
(Readings at St. Petersburg)
High .......................... 5:46 a.m .
Low ......................... 10:43 a.m .
H igh ..............................5:14 pm .
Low .................... .............. none
(Readings at Palm Beach)
High ........................ 12:11 a.m .
Low ........................... 5:56 a.m .
High ........ ............. 12:15 p.m .
Low ........................... 6:20 p.m .
Lake Levels
Lake Jackson ................. 78.36'
Lake Okeechobee ............ 12,46'
Normal ............ ...... ... 14.51'


Florida cities
Today
City HI Lo W
Daytona Beach 67 49 pc
Ft. Laud. Bch 76 61 pc
Fort Myers 72 57 pc
Gainesville 64 46 pc
Homestead AFB 74 59 pc
Jacksonville 60 43 pc
Key West 76 65 pc
Miami 76 62 pc
Orlando -,) 4.. pc
Pensacola 57 38 pc
Sarasota 68 51 pc
Tallahassee 60 34 pc
Tampa 47 pc
W Palm Bch 74 57 pc


U.S. cities


Tomorrow Friday
Hi Lo W HI Lo W
66 53 r 66 46 sh
75 65 c 79 61 sh
74 58 sh, 76 58 sh
6449 r 60 36 c
76 64 c 78 62 sh
61 46 r 63 36 pc
75 68 pc 77 67 sh
76 66 c 79 62 sh
68 53 r 68 48 sh
53 37 r 57 33 s
66 54 r 69 53 Sh
59 37 r 56 28 pc
64 53 r 64 50 sh
74 63 pc 80 57 sh


City
Albuquerque
Atlanta
Baltimore
Birmingham
Boston
Charlotte
Cheyenne
Chicago
Cleveland
Columbus.
Dallas
Denver
Detroit
MHns. burg


Today
Hi Lo W
35 16' st
48 33 pc
34 18 pc
48 25 pc
28 15 pc
45 30 pc
24 10 s
8 -6 s
16 1 pc
20 4 pc
28 13 sn
24 4 s
17 0 pc
29 15 pc


Tomorrow
Hi Lo W
40 20 s
48 3.1 sn
30 16 pc
48 25 pc
26 13 s
44 27 asn
35 20 s-
14 11 s
14 8 s
20 13 S
33 19 s
36 14 s
14 7 s
24 13 pc


Friday
Hi Lo W
47 24 s
52 30 s
40 24 pc
51 28 s
32 24 pc
48 27 pc
41 24 s
27 15 c
30 1,' c
32 pl Oc
45 28 s
48 22 s
28 16. ';n
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City
Honolulu
Houston
Indianapolis
Jacksonville
Kansas City
Lexington
Little Rock
Los Angeles
Luu I.llE'I
Memphis
Miami
Minneapolis
N.J-htlee


Today
Hi Lo W
80 70 pc
52 29 r
18 -2 pc
60 43 pc
15 .2 pc
28 9 c
28 15 sn
72 48 s
26 12 c
30 15 sn
76 62 pc
6 -8 s
32 1 .n


N,)w Orlanis 56 40 i


Tomorrow Friday Today
HI Lo W Hi Lo W City Hi Lo W
80 70 t 61 70 -ir. New York City 28 18 s
46 26 pc 55 32 s Norfolk 36 30 pc
22 13 s 30 20 c Oklahoma City 22 4 sn
61 46 r 63 36 pc Philadelphia 30 18 s
27 15 s 37 21 s Phoenix 67 39 s
30 14 s 36 25 s Pittsburgh 22. 8 pc
32 18 s 46 25 s Portland 24 8 pc
78 48 s 80 50 s Raleigh 46 29 pc
31 17 s 36 28 R.:.r..r,' 24 10 c
35 19 S 43 2" SI LuIJs 22 5 c
76 66 c 79 62 sh San Francisco 59 41 s
15 13 pc 28 8 c Seattle 46 31 pc
39 16 s 42 27 s Tmpa 66 47 po
51 34 c 51 34 s Washington, DC38 22 pc


Tomorrow
Hi Lo W
26 18 pc
40 26 sn
28 18 s
29 18 pc
66 411 s
20 8 5
24 3 s
43 29 sn
31 16 .=
62 41 s
46 36 pc
64 F.3 r
33 22 pc


Friday
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46 -1 p,:
40 24 s
35 25 pc
69 45 s
28 20 c
26 19 pc
48 30 pc
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3 23 sa
62 42 s
50 40 c
64 60 S,
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World cities


City
Acapulco
Berlin
C "0Wary
but~ir,
Edmonton
Freeport
Grenesa
Jerusalem
Kiev


Today
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90 72 s
41 29 pc
?3 1'9
.j 3 .
20 17 pc
75 60 pc
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-" 64 p:
55 41 pc
37 19 sf


City
London
Montreal
tce

Quebec
Rio de Janeiro

Vancouver
Winnipeg


Today
HI Lo W
50 43 pc
20 -1 sl
52 4 .;
2:0 -3 si
16 -6 st
93 79 s
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42 36 pc
5-10 s


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


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News-Sun


Miners

bury Lady

Devils

By KATE ROWLAND
Special to the News-Sun
FORT MEADE The Red
Devils knew they would
have to contain Fort Meade
senior guard Angel Mitchell
to get a win in Saturday's
District 9-3A championship
game in Fort Meade, but
Avon Park didn't realize the
rest of the Miners would
have no difficulty making
do without her.
Mitchell, who scored 40
points in a triple overtime
victory over Avon Park
early on in the season, one
game after she scored her
1,000th varsity point, was
held to 17 points in
Saturday's game.
But the
Ft. Meade rest of her
teammates
6 6 took up the
slack as Fort
Avon Park Meade took
S a convincing
43 66-43 win to
claim the
district title.
Fort Meade (17-4) will
open regional play by host-
ing St. Petersburg Catholic
at home. St. Petersburg
Catholic took a 44-35 loss
to Tampa Catholic on
Saturday.
Avon Park (20-6) travels
to Tampa Catholic on
Thursday.
The Red Devils' upcom-
ing opponent is the defend-
ing state champion, and cel-
ebrated its third consecutive
District 10-3A champi-
onship with the win over St.
Petersburg.
"It was really important


News-Sun photo by KATE ROWLAND
Avon Park's Takesha Williams, left, and Tay Perry out-
reach Fort Meade's Amanda Kunberger for a rebound in
the Miner's 66-43 victory over the Red Devils in the
District 9-3A championship game Saturday.


to us to come home with a
win tonight," said an emo-
tional Avon Park senior Favi
Cotte after the game. "The
girls basketball team at
Avon Park hasn't won a dis-
trict championship in a long
time. They haven't even
been runner-up.
"For us seniors, we want-
ed more than anything to
leave with the champi-
onship."
No. 3-seeded Avon Park
defeated Frostproof last
Tuesday to reach Friday's
semifinal game with


Tenoroc.
The Red Devils were fly-
ing high after a 64-52 victo-
ry over Tenoroc put them in
the championship game
with No. 1-seed Fort Meade.
"We didn't give up
against Tenoroc and we did-
n't give up against Fort
Meade," Cotte said. "It was
a rough game. I'm proud of
my team. We're going to
come back Thursday and
play better."
Fort Meade girls basket-

See AP, page 3B


Local Pro Truck Racer Receives Awards

Special to the News-Sun
Sebring r resident, 18-
year old Gerald
Campbell, received
awards for 2010 Pro
Truck race season at
Punta Gorda Speedway's
Awards Banquet
Saturday, Feb. 5.
The event took place at
Benedetto's in Punta
Gorda.
Campbell was recog-
nized for his second place
finish for the 2010 race
season racing in Pro
Trucks.
Campbell was also rec-
ognized as 2010 Pro
Truck Rookie Of The
Year.
Courtesy photo Campbell began racing
The Pro Truck Rookie of the Year trophy won by Sebring's Bandoleros in 2005 at
Gerald Campbell is displayed along with his award for fin-
ishing second for the 2010 Pro Truck race season. See RACER, page 5B




Lynch chats with some legends


Courtesy photo
George Hill, left, and Ned Garver were featured guests on Ed Lynch's "Sports Talk"
show Saturday, Feb. 5. Hill was defensive coordinator at Ohio State under Woodey
Hayes, for the Miami Dolphins under Don Shula and Jimmy Johnson, and for the
Philadelphia Eagles under Dick Vermiel. Garver was a Major League pitcher from
1948-61 for the St. Louis Browns, Detroit Tigers, California Angels and Kansas City
Athletics. Former teammates of Garver's include Satchel Paige and Al Kaline. "Sports
Talk" airs each Saturday, immediately following the Noon News on WWTK 730-AM.
Scheduled guests for the Feb. 12 broadcast are Avon Park girls soccer coach Jordan
Dancer and Sun 'N Lake Golf Pro Andy Kessling.


Wednesday, February 9, 2011


Cold shooting sinks Streaks


By DAN HOEHNE
daniel Jhoehne @ newssun .comn
DAVENPORT The Blue
Streaks chose the wrong
night to have their shooting
touch go cold as their season
ended abruptly in the first
round of the District 5-5A
Tournament at Ridge
Community High Ri
School.
The 66-44 loss to
the host Bolts can best
be translated with one Sel
stat, as the first words
out of head coach 1
Princeton Harris'
mouth upon coming out of
the locker room.
"Sixteen for 73," he said.
"That's what we shot tonight,
16-for-73."
That's a shooting percent-
age of just below 22-percent
for the game.
"I don't know what it


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was," Harris continued. "I
don't think it was nerves, the
guys seemed their normal
selves before the game and
this was a team we knew we
could play with. They just
seemed hesitant to shoot,
afraid to shoot and I don't
know why, they've
ge been shooting it all
year."
Fortunately, early
ing on, the Sebring
defense would keep
I Ridge's shooting in
check, save for two
threes from Terry
Rose and another from
Michael Wright, and the
Streaks were within reach at
13-7 after one.
After a Brandon Barber
jumper opened the second,
Sebring scored five straight
on a Toby Solebello free
throw, a Devin Clarke drive


and a pair at the line from
Matt Taylor to make it a 15-
12 game.
But Rose drained another
one from long distance and
the scoring then started to go
back and forth.
Then, down 23-16 with
.about a minute to play before
half, the Bolts went into a
stall as the Streaks stayed
back in their zone defense.
With a Ridge player
camped out in the lane,
protests arose from the
Sebring bench for a three-
second call.
Interestingly, an official
caught on and soon made the
call just as said player tried
hopping out of the lane, but a
technical from the protests
was also called against
Sebring.

See BLUE, page 5B


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News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE
Matt Taylor gets this shot up and over the outstretched arms of David Basil, #15, and
Ronald Delph, but Sebring's shooting woes would prove their downfall in Monday's District
Tournament loss at Ridge.


Sebring Seniors Swinging Away


Special to the News-Sun
SEBRING Highlands
County Sports Complex was
the center of Sebring Senior
Sofball attention again on
Thursday, Feb. 3, as the
Silent Salesman won their
game by one run.
But on this day it was was
"turn about is fair
play" as the Blue Jays
were the winners 19-
18. 1
Jays' Richard Sale
Godfrey was a one-
man wrecking crew
for the Jays as he I
burned the Salesman
for five hits and 5 RBI.
The Salesman batters all
had at least one hit with Bob
Fahnestock leading the way
with 3-for-4, including a
grand slam and a double.
Others having a good days
were Jim Longman going 4-


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ed
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for-5 and scoring four times
and Al Taratuta, Bob Brooks
and Ross McMinn all getting
three singles in five at bats.
Blue Jays Bob Weiss hit a
triple while Carl
Puffenberger and High
Mason each had 3-for-4.
Highlands Merchants won
Jays over Millers Me
Jays Mere
Heating and Air
9 Conditioning
14-9 with Bob
man Burley going 2- Mil
for-3, including
a home run and I
S a double.
Ron Lewis
was 3-for-3 with two doubles
along with Harold Dinel and
Mike Jurmu each having two
doubles.
Glenn Minic was 3-for-4
and Cal Bready 2-for-4.
Millers home run hitter
was Jerry Kauffman going 3-


for-3, Syd Collins and Dale
DeMar were 2-for-3, includ-
ing a double, and Ed
Lindberg and Bob Fox had 2-
for-3.
Allstate Insurance ended
with 13-9 win over the
Rebels.
Going 4-for-4 for Allstate


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were Jim Quartier fol-
lowed by Don Day
and Dave Croster each
having a double with
their 2-for-4 times at
bat. Rudy Pribble and
Ken Crandall each
were 2-for-4.
The Rebels Tony


Caristo had 3-for-3, includ-
ing a double and Fred Boyd
was 3-for-3.
Stan Turl and Diz Jones
had 2-for-3 with a triple and
Jim Streitzel was 2-for-3,

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THE SCOREBOARD


WILD-CARD PLAYOFFS
Saturday, Jan. 8
Seattle 41, New Orleans 36
N.Y. Jets 17, Indianapolis 16
Sunday, Jan. 9
Baltimore 30, Kansas City 7
Green Bay 21, Philadelphia 16
DIVISIONAL PLAYOFFS
Saturday, Jan. 15
Pittsburgh 31, Baltimore 24
Green Bay 48, Atlanta 21
Sunday, Jan. 16
Chicago 35, Seattle 24
N.Y. Jets 28, New England 21
CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS
Sunday, Jan. 23
Green Bay 21, Chicago 14
Pittsburgh 24, N.Y. Jets 19
PRO BOWL
Sunday, Jan. 30
NFC 55, AFC 41-
SUPER BOWL
Sunday, Feb. 6
At Arlington, Texas
Green Bay 31, Pittsburgh 25


EASTERN CONFERENCE
Atlantic Division
W L Pct GB
Boston 38 13 .745 -
New York 26 24 .52011%
Philadelphia 23 27 .460 14%
New Jersey 15 37 .288 23%
Toronto 14 37 .275 24
Southeast Division
W L Pct GB
Miami 37 14 .725 -
Atlanta 33 18 .647 4
Orlando 32 20 .615 5%2
Charlotte 22 29 .431 15
Washington 13 37 .26023%
Central Division
W L Pct GB
Chicago 34 16 .680 -
Indiana 21 27 .438 12
Milwaukee 19 30 .38814%
Detroit 19 32 .373 15%
Cleveland 8 44 .154 27
WESTERN CONFERENCE
Southwest Division
W L Pct GB
San Antonio 42 8 .840 -
Dallas 36 15 .706 6%Y
New Orleans 32 21 .604 11%
Memphis 27 26 .50916%
Houston 25 28 .47218%2
Northwest Division
W L Pct GB
Oklahoma City 33 17 .660 -
Utah 31 22 .585 3%
Denver 30 22 .577 4
Portland 28 24 .538 6
Minnesota 12 39 .23521%Y2
Pacific Division
W L Pct GB
L.A. Lakers 36 16 .692 -
Phoenix 24 25 .49010%
Golden State 22 28 .440 13
L.A. Clippers 19 31 .380 16
Sacramento 12 36 .250 22

Sunday's Games
Miami 97, L.A. Clippers 79
Indiana 105, New Jersey 86
- New York 117, Philadelphia 103
Boston 91, Orlando 80
Monday's Games
Charlotte 94, Boston 89
L.A. Lakers 93, Memphis 84
Minnesota 104, New Orleans 92
Dallas 99, Cleveland 96
Houston 108, Denver 103
Portland 109, Chicago 103
Utah 107, Sacramento 104
Phoenix 104, Golden State 92
Tuesday's Games
Philadelphia at Atlanta, late
L.A. Clippers at Orlando, late
San Antonio at Detroit, late
Indiana at Miami, late
Toronto at Milwaukee, late
Memphis at Oklahoma City, late
Minnesota at Houston, late
Wednesday's Games
Detroit at Cleveland, 7 p.m.
Charlotte at Indiana, 7 pin.
New Orleans at New Jersey, 7 p.m.
Orlando at Philadelphia, 7 p.m.
San Antonio at Toronto, 7 p.m.
Milwaukee at Washington, 7 p.m.
L.A. Clippers at New York, 7:30 p.m.
Chicago at Utah, 9 p.m.
Dallas at Sacramento, 10 p.m.
Denver at Golden State, 10:30 p.m.


EASTERN CONFERENCE
Atlantic Division
W L OTPtsGF GA
Philadelphiat 35 13 5 75 180 137
Pittsburgh 34 16 4 72 164 122
N.Y. Rangers 29 23 4 62155138
New Jersey 19 30 4 42113154
N.Y. Islanders 17 28 7 41 128 169
Northeast Division
W L OTPtsGF GA
Boston 30 16 7 67161 119
Montreal 30 19 5 65139131
Buffalo 24 22 5 53145149
Toronto 22 26 5 49138166
Ottawa 17 29 8 42119178
Southeast Division
W L OT~tsGF GA
Tampa Bay 33 16 5 71164 162
Washington 29 15 10 68 150134
Carolina 26 21 6 58 159 164
Atlanta 24 22 10 58162183
Florida 23 23 6 52140141
WESTERN CONFERENCE
Central Division
W L OTPtsGF GA
Detroit 32 15 6 70176156
Nashville 28 19 7 63141 129
Chicago .27 22 4 58168150
Columbus 25 22 5 55 141 162
St. Louis 23 20 8 54138153
Northwest Division
W L OTPtsGF GA
Vancouver 35 10 9 79183127
Calgary 27 21 7 61 157161
Minnesota 27 20 5 59135138
Colorado 2522 6 56164175
Edmonton 16 29 8 40133180


Pacific Division
W L OT Pts GF GA
Dallas 30 18 5 65 152150
Phoenix 27 19 9 63156156
San Jose 28 19 6 62150144
Anaheim 29 21 4 62146150
Los Angeles 29 22 2 60150129
NOTE: Two points for a win, one point
for overtime loss.


Sunday's Games
Washington 3, Pittsburgh 0
New Jersey 4, Montreal 1


COLLEGE BASKETBALL
WEDNESDAY
7 p.m. Georgetown at Syracuse .......
7 p.m. Marquette at South Florida . .


8 p.m.
9 p.m.
9 p.m.
11 p.m.

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7 p.m.
9 p.m.
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Florida at South Carolina ..........
North Carolina at Duke .......... .
Texas at Oklahoma ............. .
Utah State at Idaho ......... . . .
THURSDAY
Connecticut at St. John's ......... .
Florida State at Georgia Tech ......
Illinois at Minnesota ..............
Alabama at Vanderbilt............


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11 p.m. Gonzaga at Loyola Marymount. ...... ESPN2


GOLF
THURSDAY
9:30 a.m. EuroPGA Dubai Desert Classic ...... GOLF
3 p.m. PGA Pebble Beach Pro-Am ......... GOLF


NBA
THURSDAY
8 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Boston ............... TNT
10:30 p.m. Dallas at Denver. .................. TNT


SOCCER
WEDNESDAY
2:55 p.m. France vs. Brazil ................. ESPN2
Times; games, channels all subject to change


Tampa Bay 4, St. Louis 3, OT
Monday's Games
Toronto 5, Atlanta 4
Detroit 3, N.Y. Rangers 2
Edmonton 4, Nashville 0
Calgary 3, Chicago 1
Phoenix 3, Colorado 0
Vancouver 4, Ottawa 2
Tuesday's Games
Carolina at New Jersey, late
Toronto at N.Y. Islanders, late
Columbus at Pittsburgh, late
San Jose at Washington, late
Buffalo at Tampa Bay, late
St. Louis at Florida, late
Wednesday's Games
Montreal at Boston, 7 p.m.
San Jose at Columbus, 7 p.m.
Nashville at Detroit, 7:30 p.m.
Colorado at Minnesota, 8 p.m.
Phoenix at Dallas, 8:30 p.m.
Ottawa at Calgary, 9:30 p.m.
Chicago at Edmonton, 9:30 p.m.
Anaheim at Vancouver, 10 p.m.


Monday's Scores
EAST
Delaware St. 91, Norfolk St. 83
High Point 82, NC Central 74
lona 85, Manhattan 67
Pittsburgh 71, West Virginia 66
SOUTH
Alabama St. 90, Miss. Valley St. 63
Florida A&M 60, Coppin St. 58
Grambling St. 61, Alcorn St. 60
Jackson St. 72, Southern 43
Jacksonville St. 76, Tennessee St. 73
OT
Morgan St. 65, Bethune-Cookman 57
MIDWEST
Butler 72, Ill-Chicago 65
Detroit 81, Cleveland St. 78
Kansas 103, Missouri 86
Wright St. 74, Youngstown St. 70
SOUTHWEST
New Mexico St. 75, Louis. Tech 57
WEST
Fresno St. 79, CS Bakersfield 49


Monday's Scores
EAST
Baptist Bible 58, Marywood 57
Baruch 85, CCNY 56
Bluffton 56, Anderson, Ind. 52
Fairleigh'Dickinson 83, Wagner 71
Felician 73, Dominican, N.Y. 59
Gannon 77, Central St., Ohio 71
Long Island U. 77, Sacred Heart 59
Mount St. Mary's, Md. 51, Monmouth,
N.J. 45
Newman 68, Immaculata 65
Penn St.-Brandywine 79, Pennsylvania
College of T 56
Quinnipiac 56, St. Francis, NY 52
Robert Morris 64, Bryant 45
St. Francis, Pa. 68, Cent. Connecticut
St. 51
SOUTH
Alabama A&M 65, Ark.-Pine Bluff 50
Alabama St. 62, MVSU 52
Alcorn St. 64, Grambling St. 57
Augusta St. 51, UNC Pembroke 44
Chattanooga 83, Furman 65
Coll. of Charleston 61, Davidson 52
Delaware St. 66, Norfolk St. 48
Erskine 63, Belmont Abbey 50
Florida A&M 73, Coppin St. 63
Florida Gulf Coast 81, ETSU 65
Florida St. 78, Virginia 74
Georgia Southern 71, Elon 69, OT
Hampton 79, N.C. Central 44
Howard 59, S. Carolina St. 25
Johnson C. Smith 86. Fayetteville St. 58
Kennesaw St. 71, Campbell 60
Louisiana Tech 85, New Mexico St. 63
Morgan St. 55, Bethune-Cookman 45
Mount Olive 76, Pfeiffer 69, OT
N. Carolina A&T 80, Md.-Eastern Shore
68, OT
N. Dakota St. 71. Centenary 62
North Carolina 62, Duke 60
Pitt.-Johnstown 82. Wheeling Jesuit 57
Presbyterian 54, Savannah St. 47
Queens, N.C. 74, Lees-McRae 67
Samford 68, Wofford 48
Shaw 81, Livingstone 71
Southern U. 72, Jackson St. 55
Stetson 80, S.C.-Upstate 76
Tennessee 73, Kentucky 67
W. Carolina 57, UNC-Greensboro 53
West Alabama 75, Lambuth 55
William Carey 60, Xavier, NO 51
Winston-Salem 70, St. Augustine's 69


MIDWEST
IPFW 84, IUPUI 59
Oakland, Mich. 56, W. Illinois 47
Wayne, Mich. 70, Madonna 65
SOUTHWEST
Angelo St. 68, Abilene Christian 62
Hardin-Simmons 59, Schreiner 55
McMurry 63, Texas Lutheran 54
Oral Roberts 85, S. Dakota St. 78
Texas Woman's 78, East Central 72


BASEBALL
American League
DETROIT TIGERS-Agreed to terms with
RHP Lester Oliveros, RHP Jose Ortega,
RHP Brayan Villarreal, LHP Duane
Below, LHP Phil Coke, LHP Charlie
* Furbush, 1B-OF Ryan Strieby and INF
Audy Ciriaco on one-year contracts.
National League
HOUSTON ASTROS-Agreed to terms
with OF Jason Bourgeois and RHP
Aneury Rodriguez on one-year con-
tracts.
LOS ANGELES DODGERS-Agreed to
terms with INF Aaron Miles on a minor
league contract.
NEW YORK METS-Named Brad
Andress strength and conditioning
coach.
American Association
AMARILLO SOX-Traded RHP Bryan
Rembisz to Quebec (Can-Am) for a
player to be named.
ST. PAUL SAINTS-Signed C Richard
Mercado.
BASKETBALL
National Basketball Association
S HOUSTON ROCKETS-Suspended G
Aaron Brooks for one game for leaving
the court in the fourth quarter of their
game on Feb. 4. Recalled G Ishmael
Smith from Rio Grande Valley (NBADL).
MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES-Signed G Jason
Williams.
PHILADELPHIA 76ERS-Recalled F
Craig Brackins from Springfield
(NBADL).
TORONTO RAPTORS-Signed G Trey
Johnson to a second 10-day contract.
FOOTBALL
National Football League
CAROLINA PANTHERS-Named Joe
Kenn strength and conditioning coach.
JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS-Released OT
Jordan Black. Signed C Bradley
Vierling.
PHILADELPHIA EAGLES-Named Mike
Caldwell linebackers coach and Michael
Zordich secondary/safeties coach.
TENNESSEE TITANS-Named Mike
Munchak coach.
HOCKEY
National Hockey League
ATLANTA THRASHERS-Reassigned G
Edward Pasquale from Chicago (AHL)
to Gwinnett (ECHL).
BOSTON BRUINS-Recalled F Jordan
Caron from Providence (AHL).
ST. LOUIS BLUES-Assigned G Ben
Bishop to Peoria (AHL).
TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING-Reassigned G
Jaroslav Janus from Norfolk (AHL) to
Florida (ECHL).
VANCOUVER CANUCKS-Voided the
reassignment of D Lee Sweatt to
Manitoba (AHL).
SOCCER
Major League Soccer
FC DALLAS-Signed MF Ricardo Villar.
MONTREAL IMPACT-Signed MF
Hassoun Camara.
NEW ENGLAND REVOLUTION-Re-
signed MF Pat Phelan.
COLLEGE
ARMY-Named Boo Corrigan director of
athletics.
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA-Named
Patrick Knapp associate director of ath-
letics for external operations and Alton
McKenzie cross country and track and
field coach.
GEORGIA-Named Will Friend offensive
line coach.
MICHIGAN-Named Curt Mallory sec-
ondary coach and Jerry Montgomery
defensive line coach.
MISSISSIPPI STATE-Suspended senior
basketball G Ravern Johnson indefinite-
ly because of "inappropriate tweets"
that were critical of his role with the
team and of fans.
WYOMING-Fired men's basketball
coach Heath Schroyer.


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LOCAL SCHEDULE


Avon Park


THURSDAY: Baseball hosts Pre-Season Classic,TBA
FRIDAY: Basketball at DistrictTournament, Lake Placid, vs.TBD, 7:30 p.m.; Baseball
hosts Pre-Season Classic, TBA
SATURDAY: Basketball at DistrictTournament, Lake Placid vs.TBD, 7 p.m., if necessary


THURSDAY: Baseball at Preseason Classic. DeSoto,TBA; GirlsTennis vs. Sebring, 4 p.m.
FRIDAY: Boys Basketball hosts District Tournament, vs. Avon Park, 7:30 p.m., if neces-
sary; Baseball at Preseason Classic, DeSoto,TBA
TUESDAY, Feb. 15: Baseball at Early BirdToumey, Avon Park, vs. Sebring, 5 p.m.;
Softball vs. McKeel, 5:30/7:30 p.m.; BoysTennis vs. LaBelle, 4:30 p.m.; GirlsTennis at
Lake Placid LaBelle, 4:30 p.m.;Track and Field hosts Meet, 4 p.m.



STHURSDAY: Baseball at Pre-Season Classic, Avon Park,TBA; Softball at Avon Park,
5:30/7:30 p.m.; BoysTennis at DeSoto, 4 p.m.-; GirlsTennis at Lake Placid, 4 p.m.
FRIDAY: Baseball at Pre-Season Classic, Avon Park,TBA; Softball vs. DeSoto, 5:30/7:30
p.m.
Sebring MONDAY, Feb. 14: BoysTennis at LaBelle, 4 p.m.


.SFC

SFCC


TODAY: Baseball at Indian River, 3 p.m.
THURSDAY: Softball vs. Brevard, 4 p.m.
FRIDAY: Baseball at College of Central Florida, 3 p.m.
SATURDAY: Softball at Seminole State, 1 p.m.
SUNDAY: Baseball vs. Miami Dade, doubleheader, 1 p.m.


SPORTS SNAPSHOTS


McFarling Golf
SPRINGLAKE The 5th Annual James
McFarling Golf Tournament will be held
Saturday, March 5 at the SpringLake Golf
Resort.
A flighted, four-person scramble, the
tournament will tee off with a 9 a.m. shot-
gun start.
For $50 per person, golfers get flight
prizes, CTP for men and women, goodie
bags and lunch at Michael's restaurant.
Proceeds will be awarded to scholar-
ship recipients from the Highlands
County Sertoma Junior Golf Tour.
For more information, call John
Delaney at 655-3686.

AP Girls Softball
AVON PARK Avon Park Girls
Softball will be holding registration for
ages 4-15 on Saturday, Feb. 12 from 10
a.m.-1 p.m. at Lucy Derkman Field.
Bring a copy of child's birth certificate.
Registration fee is $50.
For more information or any questions,
call Amanda at 257-2428.

Woman's Club Benefit
SEBRING The Woman's Club of
Sebring will be holding a golf-tournament
to benefit its' scholarship fund Saturday,
Feb. 19 at the Harder Hall Golf Course.
The four-person scramble will check-in
at 7 a.m. with an 8 a.m. shotgun start.
Cost is $55 per player or $220 per team
and includes golf, cart, lunch and prizes.
There is a Putting and Chipping contest
available and a $2,000 Hole-In-One prize
sponsored by the Cohan Radio Group.
Entry forms are available at local pro
shops and are to be sent to The Woman's
Club of Sebring, P.O. Box 8174, Sebring,
FL, 33872.
Registration deadline is February 14.
For an ehtry form or for more informa-
tion, call Johnell West at 382-0824.
Panther 5K
AVON PARK The second annual
South Florida Community College
Panther 5K Run/Walk will take place
Saturday, Feb. 26 at the SFCC Campus.
The SFCC Foundation, Inc. and Bill
Jarrett Ford Mercury are sponsoring the
event, and proceeds benefit the college's
intercollegiate athletics programs.
The entry fee for the SFCC Panther 5K
Run/Walk is $20 through Feb. 16 and $25
from Feb. 17 through the day of the race.
Students with I.D. may register for $15.
Every participant receives a Dri-Fit
long-sleeve shirt sizes cannot be guar-
anteed for those who enter after Feb. 17.
Registration is 7-7:45 a.m. on race day
in the parking lot in front of the SFCC
University Center race starts at 8 a.m.
Entry forms are available online at
www.southflorida.edu/panther5k.
Participants can mail their copies and
entry fees to the SFCC Foundation, Inc.,
13 East Main Street, Avon Park, FL
33825; or fax forms to 453-8023 and call
453-3133 with credit card information.
For more information about the SFCC
Panther 5K, call the SFCC Foundation at
863-453-3133.
Wings of Faith Golf
SEBRING Wings of Faith Worship
Center presents the First Annual Golf
Tournament on Saturday, April 16 at
Country Club of Sebring. Check-in is
from 7:30-8:15 a.m. with a Shotgun start
at 8:30 a.m.
Platinum Sponsor $500 includes one
team of four golfers, one tee sign and two
green signs; Gold Sponsor S300


includes one team of four golfers, one
green sign; Silver Sponsor $150
includes one green sign, one tee sign;
Bronze Sponsor $100 includes one green
sign.
Individual player $60 includes green
fees, cart and lunch ($70 after March 26).
Team of Four Golfers $240 includes
green fees, cart and lunch ($280 after
March 26).
Make checks payable to: Wings of
Faith CWC, P.O. Box 1227, Sebring, FL
33871, or register online at wingsof-
faithchristianworshipcenter.com.
Proceeds to be donated to scholarship
program for graduates attending Wings of
Faith Christian Worship Center.
For more information, call Jason
Hankerson at 253-2234; jasonhanker-
son@gmail.com or Alvin Walters Sr. at
381-5706, alvinwalterssr@yahoo.com.
Our Lady of Grace events
AVON PARK Our Lady of Grace
Catholic Church has two benefit events
coming up in the next two months.
Tuesday, Feb. 22 they will host the
Todd Allen Show, Classic Branson and
Las Vegas-style entertainment at it's best.
Allen will perform a variety of styles
including Rock 'n Roll, Country and his
award-winning Elvis impersonations.
The show will be held at the Our Lady
of Grace Catholic Church Grogan Center,
at 595 E. Main St. in Avon Park, at 7 p.m.
For a donation of $10, tickets can be
purchased at the Highlands Independent
Bank and Heartland National Bank Avon
Park locations, Warren's Auto Sales and
the Avon Park Chamber of Commerce.
The next event will be the First Annual
Golf Tournament at River Greens
Saturday, March 12 at 8 a.m.
The cost of $60 per player includes
golf, cart, golf shirt and lunch, while
River Greens members pay just $35.
Sponsorships are available, starting
with a $100 hole sponsor for a sign only.
A Hole Sponsor with Sign, plus a free
foursome, is $300,,a Co-Sponsor Sign,
plus free foursome, with perogative to fly
their banner is $400 and a Major Sponsor
is $1,500.
Seminole Club Trail Run
SEBRING If you're looking for a new
5K challenge at a new location, the
Highlands Seminole Club presents the
first Seminole Trail Run 5K on Saturday,
March 5, at the Sun-N-Lake Preserve in
Sebring.
The cost is $15 per participant if regis-
tered by Tuesday, Feb. 15 and $20 after
that day or on the day of race.
Registration on race day begins at 7
a.m. and the race will begin at 8 a.m.
Awards will be presented for top finish-
ers in major age groups.
This is the first event of its kind for the
trails at the Preserve.
Registration forms can be found at
highlandsseminoles.org.
Call 386-9194 or email mantarayEM@earth-
link.net for more information.

Moose Golf
AVON PARK The Michigan Moose
Association will host its' 19th Annual Snowbird
Golf Tournament Sunday, March 13 at River
Greens Golf Course.
The Mixed Scramble will tee off with a shot-
gun start at 8:30 a.m.
Men. women, couples or singles are wel-
come. so long as you're a Moose Member, with
a cost of S55 per person, which includes 18 holes
of golf. half a cart and dinner prizes.
For more information, call Don Novick at
941-794-0161 or Bruce Cook at 941-778-4776.


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Continued from 1B
ball coach Archie Gale said a
home-court advantage was
the best thing a team could
have going for it. but the Red
Devils had already proven
they could take the Miners on
their home court.
Fort Meade finished the
regular season with a 9-1
home record with Avon
Park's 62-42 victory account-
ing for the Miners lone home
loss.
The Red Devils held
Mitchell, the Miners primary
ball handler to 24 points in
the Jan. 18 win.
Prior to the game, Gale
said the key to stopping Avon
Park was to control the
team's outside shooters, and
the Miners were able to hold
the Red Devils to five 3-
pointers in the game.
Avon Park's full-court
press that had pestered teams


relentlessly all season long
wasn't in sync Saturday.
The Miners only had five
turnovers in the second half.
"'They took a"way a lot of
our guard play." said Avon
Park coach Paulette Daley.
'"They played man-to-man on
us. Our guards weren't able
to shoot the way they wanted
to.
"'[Guard] Brekayla
[English] had back problems,
her back tightened up on her
and that hurt us. Nonetheless,
all that doesn't matter. This is
what you play all season for.
We just dropped the ball
tonight."
Although Mitchell wasn't
as much of a scoring threat,
she racked up 11 assists in
the game. mostly in the deci-
sive second half, with on-the-
money passes primarily to a
teammate parked alone under
the basket.


The Red Devils didn't get
much help from the officials.
as Fort Meade spent a great
deal of time shooting from
the free throw line. sinking
19-of-30 tries.
Avon Park's free throw
chances came few and far
between despite some bla-
tantly over-physical play
from the Miners. but the Red
Devils didn't take advantage
of the opportunities they had.
going 6-of-17 from the free
throw line.
"'We didn't match Fort
Meade's intensity and it's not
like we can't do it," Daley
said. "We can't blame any-
body but ourselves. We did-
n't have a lot of heart tonight.
"No guts, no glory.
Woulda, should, could.
You have to lay it all on the
line and we didn't do that.
Our offense was inconsistent
and our defense wasn't where


it needed to be."
Fort Meade jumped out to
an 11-6 lead in the first quar-
ter. but a pair of 3-pointers by
English. two 2-point field
goals from Chantel Hughley
and baskets from Markida
Haxwthorne and Cotte helped
the Red Devils take a 14-13
lead into the second quarter.
English may have suffered
her back injury in the second
quarter.
As she carried the ball up
court, a Fort Meade player
shoved her in the back from
behind, causing her to stum-
ble.
No foul was called, but
English was only able to
score one basket during the
rest of the game.
Fort Meade used her loss
to take a 22-14 lead in the
second quarter, but
Hawthorne's five points and
a 3-pointer from Cotte


brought Avon Park to within
one. 24-23. with three min-
utes left in the half.
However, the Miners went
3-for-4 from the free throw
line and added a couple of 2-
point baskets to end the half
with a 31-23 lead.
Hawthorne sank a 3-point-
er to open the second half.
but Fort Meade used a 6-for-
6 free throw advantage to go
on a 10-point streak and the
Miners led 51-35 at the end
of the third quarter.
Fort Meade went 7-for-10
from the free throw line in
the final quarter and Avon
Park was allowed little
opportunity for a comeback
bid.
"We didn't match their
intensity, that's the bottom
line," Daley said. "We started
out trying to match their
intensity, but we didn't keep
it on their level.


"We were very inconsis-
tent on our defense and I
think that took us down a lit-
tle bit. We weren't thinking
out there."
Hawthorne scored a team-
high 16 points, and Tay Perry
and English added eight
points each.
On the road, or at home,
the Red Devils would have
faced a tough opponent to
open regionals regardless.
"We were hoping to win
and get that home court
advantage," Daley said. "We
have to travel now but the
season isn't over. There's
still hope.
"We'll get back in the gym,
refocus and get ready for the
next game. That's all we can
do."


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Sprint Cup
Exhibition, Bud Shootout,
8 p.m., Saturday

Nationwide Series
Drive4COPD 300, .*.-
1:15 p.m., Feb. 19 a

Truck Series
NextEra Energy Resources 250,
7:30 p.m.,
Feb. 18


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> Matt Kenseth
and Travis Kvapil are
among the happy
Green Bay Packers
fans. Their affection
for the Pack isn't
contrived.


.r I Since compar-
Kenseth ing the women's
basketball program
at the University of
Connecticut to the
UCLA men's teams
of the 1960s and
h '70s fashionable,
S*why not throw Jim-
mie Johnson's five
Straight Sprint Cup
Kvapil titles into the mix?
There is no truth
to the rumor that Christina Aguilera
has been named the Official National
Anthem Singer of NASCAR.
Once the Super Bowl is over,
young men's (and women's) thoughts
often turn to NASCAR.


> What the Budweiser Shootout
lacks is a niche. Once a showcase
of pole winners from the previous
season, the race is now little more
than an inferior version of the Sprint
All-Star Race. Opening the season
helps, though.
Having something known as
an "all-star race" before the season
starts is, however, kind of absurd.
In each of the two, 150-mile,
Gatorade Duels, only two spots in
the Daytona 500 are on the line. Not
much of a duel. More like a lottery.
The Daytona 500 winner rarely
goes on to win the championship in
the same year as his victory. Last
three times it's happened: Jimmie
Johnson (2006), Jeff Gordon (1997)
and Richard Petty (1979).
Given the influx of Cup drivers,
the odds are even longer in the
Nationwide Series opener at Daytona.
The pavement at Daytona may
now be as smooth as Talladega,
but what hasn't changed is that the
racing surface at Daytona is much
narrower. "Three wide" at Talladega
approximates "two wide" at Daytona.


2011 SPRINT CUP SCHEDULE
Feb. 12.................. Bud Shootout
Feb. 17...................Gatorade Duel
Feb. 20 ................................Daytona
Feb. 27 ............; ................. Phoenix
March 6....................... Las Vegas
March 20.............................Bristol
March 27......................... Fontana
April 3 ......................... M artinsville
April 9 ..................................... Texas
April 17......................... Talladega
April 30 ..................................Richm ond
May 7........................... Darlington
M ay 15 ................................. Dover
May 21........................ All-Star Race
May 29...........................Charlotte
June 5 ................................Kansas
June12............................... Pocono
June 19..............................M ichigan
June 26........................... Sonoma
July 2...................................Daytona
July 9................................. Kentucky
July 17.................................. Loudon
July 31 ...................... Indianapolis
Aug. 7 ................................. Pocono
Aug. 14................. Watkins Glen
Aug. 21.......................... Michigan
Aug. 27 ............................... Bristol
Sept. 4 .............................. Atlanta
Sept. 10........................... Richmond
Sept. 18..............................Chicago
Sept. 25............................ Loudon
Oct. 2 .................................... Dover
Oct. 9 ................................. Kansas
Oct. 15.............................. Charlotte
Oct. 23............................. Talladega
Oct. 30 ............... Martinsville
Nov. 6 ..................................... Texas
Nov. 13 ...............................Phoenix
Nov. 20............................ Homestead


If you have a question or comment, write: NASCAR This Week. c/o The Gaston Gazette. P.O. Box 1538. Gastonia, NC 28053 or send an e-mail to mdutton@gastongazette.com

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SPRINT CUP
Race: Budweiser Shootout
Where: Daytona (Beach, Ha.)
International Speed,'ay (2.5
mi.), 75 laps/2 se' en'Ls (25,
50)/187.5 miles.
When: Saturday. Feb. 12.
Requirements: Once a race
primanly for pole winners, the Shootout
is now much more inclusve. This year's
invitations go to: (a.) the 12 drivers
who qualified for the 2010 Chase: (b.)
past Sprint Cup champions: (c.) past
Budweiser Shootout winners; (d.) past
winners of either the Daytona 500
or Coke Zero 400: and (e.) winners
of Raybestos Rookie of the Year,
2001-10.
Eligible to compete: Jimmie
Johnson, Denny Hamlin, Kevin Havick,
Car.Edwards, Matt Kenseth, Greg


DAVID RAGAN


Bife, Tony Stewart. Kyle Busch. Jeff Rac
Gordon, Ciint Bowyer, Kurt Busch, Jeff Whi
Burton, John Andretti. Geoff Bodine. Speed
Kevin Conway. Derrike Cope, Dale Whi
Eamhardt Jr.. Bill Eliott. Kasey Kahne, Las
Bobby Labonte. Teny Labonte. Joey Las
Logano, Sterling Marlin, Mark Martin, the f
Jamie McMurray, Juan Pablo Montoya, Spee
Ryan Newmnan, Ken Schrader. Regan
Smith and Michael Waltrip.
Notably excluded: David CAI
Reutimann, who did not qualify Rac
despite winning a race in 2010. Whi
Last year's winner Kevin Spe
Harvick, Chevy. Whe
Last race: Edwards carries a two- Las
race win streak into the new season. Toyo
Edwards won the final two races of Las
2010, the latter being Homestead- theft
Miami Speedways Ford 400. Speed
SPR ; INT.... CUP SERIES
SPRINT CUP SERIES


NATIONWIDE


e: Drive4COPD 300
ere: Daytona (Beach, Fla.) International
edway (2.5 mi.), 120 laps/300 miles.
en: Saturday, Feb. 19.
t year's winner Tony Stewart. Chevy.
t race: Kyle Busch. in a Toyota, won
inal 2010 race at Homestead-Miami
edway.

MPING WORLD TRUCK
ce: NextEra Energy Resources 250
ere: Daytona (Beach, Fla.) International
edway (2.5 mi.), 100 laps/250 miles.
en: Friday, Feb. 18.
t year's winner Timothy Peters,
ta.
t race: Kyle Busch, in a Toyota, won
inal 2010 race at Homestead-Miami
edway.


Distance:....................2.5 mile oval
Length of frontstretch:.....3,800 ft.
Bakingin Length of backstretch:.....3,000 ft.
stra Miles/Laps:... 187.5 mi. = 75 laps !


No. 6 UPS FORD FUSION


John Clark/NASCAR This Week
At 25, David Ragan has two Nationwide Sedies race wins, but no Sprint Cup victories. Ragan and his team know that 2011 is an important
year, and the driver said he's 'got to run a lot of mistake-free races' for Roush Fenway Racing.





The Desire To







Win Looms Large


Ragan, team putting pressure on selves to get Cup victory


By Monte Dutton
NASCAR This Week
David Ragan needs a solid year. His job is likely riding
on the outcome of the 2011 season.
The Unadilla, Ga., native is only 25 years old. A year
ago he finished 24th in the Sprint Cup points stand-
ings. The problem is that his No. 6 UPS Ford is a part
of the Roush Fenway Racing stable, and his teammates
- Carl Edwards, Matt Kenseth and Greg Biffle all
finished sixth or better.
"We have a lot of expectations for this year," said Ra-
gan. "The last couple years we have been real inconsis-
tent, with a few runs here and there, but we could never
get in a rhythm where we knocked offtop-5 and top-10
finishes. That is what gets you in the Chase and gets the
most points.
"We have got to run a lot of mistake-free races. The
biggest thing is that we have our race cars really fast
at Roush Fenway racing. I think the engine depart-
ment is really prepared more so today than they have
been in a couple of years. Our race cars are very nice
and lightweight and seem to be very fast. That gives


us a lot of confidence going into the year, and that is
a good thing."
David's father, Ken Ragan, competed in 50 major
NASCAR races in a career that spanned from 1983
through 1990.
"We all put pressure on ourselves because this is an
important year for us and for our team," said David.
"We want to get Ford back into victory lane and get UPS
into victory lane. I want to win a Cup race very badly."
To date, the highlight of the junior Ragan's careerwas
two Nationwide Series victories in 2009,'both occurring
at iconic tracks. He won at Talladega, Ala., and Bristol,
Tenn. Ragan gave the offseason paving project, which
cost Daytona International Speedway more than $20
million, a rave review.
"In years past here at Daytona, you would get everyone
really tight together for a few laps, and then, once the tires
started to wear out, the cars would bounce around. ...
Now all the cars are going to handle so well that everyone
is going to be three by three, on top of each other, all day
long. It will be a different Daytona 500 than you have seen
in the past, and the last 20 or 30 laps will be totally insane,"
he said.


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Childress Petty
RICHARD CHILDRESS
VS. RICHARD PETTY
Wait! It's not really a rivalry. The two owners
are just in the business of lining up automatic
spots for teams. Petty is now listed as owner
of the No. 71 Chevy his actual team has
two Fords so that Andy Lally can make the
Daytona 500 field. And Thomas Pumpelly, an
associate of actual Lally owner Kevin Buckler, is
listed as owner of Childress' No. 27, driven by
Paul Menard.
NASCAR This Week's Monte Dutton
gives his take: "In a sense, owner points
mean everything. In another, not so much."



Freedom of Speech
in a Free Country
This Week welcomes letters to the editor,
but please be aware that we have room
for only a few each week. We'll do our best
to select the best, but individual replies
are impossible due to the bulk of mail
received. Please do not send stamped and
self-addressed envelopes with your letters,
which should be addressed to: NASCAR
This Week, The Gaston Gazette, P.O. Box
1538, Gastonia, N.C. 28053.
Dear NASCAR This Week,
You'd better be careful ... or Larry
McScreech (McReynolds), a nice guy but a
terrible TV broadcaster, will reprimand you for
daring to question that silly way points are
transferred. Your points about that are well
taken, but Larry and NASCAR may view things
differently. Take care, and keep up the (good
work). ...
Wayne Vesely
Litchfield, N.H.

Guess we should be happy, as always, that
we live in a free country where we can make
our opinions known. Even NASCAR has to live
with that.


Remembering No. 3

The NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte is
offering, along with AIM Tours, a special reflec-
tion on the career of Dale Eamhardt, who
lost his life on Feb. 18, 2001, in the Daytona
500. The two-day, motor-coach tour gives
guests a tour of the Hall, a chance to meet
Martha Eamhardt (the seven-time champion's
mother), lunch at the RCR Museum, a
candlelight vigil at Dale Eamhardt Inc. and
visits to other Eamhardt-specific attractions on
Feb. 17-18. Tickets are $179 per person and
include two days of lunch, transportation and
attraction admissions. The Dale Tour is limited
to 50 guests. To learn more, call 704-938-
7390 or visit www.NASCARHall.com.



Shepherd's Last Cup Win
was Ford's 400th

The fourth race of the 1993 season
had been scheduled for March 14, but a
snowstorm blanked the Atlanta area, and
the Motorcraft Quality Parts wasn't run until
March 20. Conover, N.C.'s Morgan Shepherd,
driving for the Wood Brothers, gave Ford
its 400th victory in NASCAR's top series,
then known as Winston Cup. It would be
the last of Shepherd's four career victories.
Three of them occurred at Atlanta Motor
Speedway. Shepherd, who turns 70 on Oct.
12, competed in 27 Nationwide Series races
... last year.


O Who's hot: Thanks
to the usual, though
ridiculous, "listed
owner" moves, Paul
Menard and Andy
Lally have auto-
matic spots in the
Daytona 500 field.

> Who's not: David
Reutimann, who won
a race last year. and
A.J. Allmendinger
are among the few
noteworthy drivers
not included in
the Budweiser
Shootout field.


Packers came through for NASCAR 'followers'


By Monte Dutton
NASCAR This Week
DAYTONA BI\AC I, Fla. Most
stock-car racers aren't intense football
fans, but they, like most everyone else,
have an interest in the Super Bowl.
Perhaps typical \w\s the view circulated
by Toyota regarding one of its drivers, Joey
Logano, who said belborehand: "I'm going
to watch the game, and I'm going to go for
Green Bay, just because, I don't know why.
I'd like to see Green Bay vvin. I'm not a huge
football fan. I don't really knowmuch about
it I don't have a gxxod reason."
The Packers, who defeated the
Pittsburgh Steelers by a score of 31-25
in Super Bowl XLV', had a couple of


passionate followers, however, in Wis-
consin natives Matt Kenseth and Travis
Kvapil. Most were less passionate.
"To be honest with you," said Denny
Hamlin a few days before the kickoff, "I
like Green Bay in the game just because
everyone likes Pittsburgh."
This preference for the Steelers didn't
seem so apparent beyond the bounds
of NASCAR Nation, and then there's the
fact that Green Baywas rated bymost as
about a field-goal favorite. The limited
NASCAR sample also seemed to reveal
more support for the Packers. A poll of
drivers and crew chiefs circulated by


Richard Childress Racing revealed 11
supporting the Packers and five for the
Steelers.
Memory of regret Feb. 18, the date of
the Camping World Truck Series race at
Daytona Intemational Speedway, marks
the 10th anniversary of Dale Eamhardt's
death in NASCAR's most prestigious
race. The Speed cable/satellite channel
premiered "The Day. Remembering Dale
Eamhardt," on Feb. 11 at 7:30 p.m.
Ty Norris, then working at Dale
Eamhardt Inc., said in the special: "All
of a sudden, I saw this black car make
this abrupt right-hand turn and when I
did, the first thing that came out of my
mouth to Dale (Eamhardt) Jr. was, 'You


lost your partner. You lost your drafting
partner.' What this sport lost when they
lost Dale Eamhardt was the swagger.
Until that is replaced, the sport will
always have a void."
On standby Matt Kenseth and wife
Katie are expecting a child later this
month. In case Kenseth needs to leave
Daytona Beach, Roush is retaining Kenny
Wallace and Brian Ickler to substitute for
Kenseth, if necessary. No one expects
Kenseth to miss the Daytona 500, but
Wallace and Ickler may take the wheel
for practice sessions, a qualifying run and
the like. Wallace is on call during Speed-
weeks, and Ickler is slated to be present in
Phoenix and Las Vegas.


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Blue Streaks


bested by Bolts


Continued from 1B
"That's on me, I was
telling him to make the call,'"
Harris said. "I've said a lot
worse than that, but that
turned into a five-point
swing."
A five-point swing that
could have been seven or
eight because, instead of
Sebring having the ball, Rose
sank the two technical shots
and Ridge retained posses-
sion before Rose ended the
half with a three at the buzzer
for a 28-16 Bolt lead.
The Streaks would try and
bounce back, with Decaris
Jones hitting a three and
Jared Cannon sinking a
jumper.
But an 8-0 Ridge run
would precede four straight
points from Cannon and
another 5-0 run was high-
lighted by a ridiculous
Richard Richardson drive as
the diminutive guard drove
the lane, disappeared among
the trees while attempting an
up-and-under, and whipping
up a spinner that caught the
glass just right and caromed
through the net.
The combo of Solebello
and Taylor would finish the
quarter with scores but the
lead had stretched a bit to 45-
31 heading into the final


Rodgers

celebrates

at Disney
By KYLE HIGHTOWER
Associated Press
ORLANDO Green
Bay Packers quarterback
Aaron Rodgers celebrated
his Super Bowl win with a
ticker-tape parade
through Disney World's
Magic Kingdom.
Rodgers was greeted by
thousands of well-wishers
Monday as part of the
annual celebration for the
game's Most Valuable
Player.
Rodgers participated in,
the 25th anniversary edi-
tion of Disney's "I'm going
to Disney World" commer-
cial on Sunday night fol-
lowing the Packers' 31-25
victory over the Pittsburgh
Steelers.
It was Green Bay's first
Super Bowl title since
1997.
Rodgers says he's
already thinking about
what it will take for the
Packers to repeat next
season


eight minutes.
It stretched even more as
Ridge rolled out with six
straight points to open the
fourth before Taylor hit a
leaner to get it back under 20.
But Wright got out for a
score on the break, Ulysses
Jones split a pair at the line
and 6-foot-ll Ronald Delph
slammed one through for a
56-33 lead.
Though this clearly wasn't
their night, the Streaks kept
battling and finally started to
heat up a bit as Solebello and
Clarke both connected on
threes.
But it was too little, too
late.
"This wasn't the team I
expected to show up
tonight," Harris said. "But
we made some steps this sea-
son. We'll be losing three
(Solebello, Clarke and Josh
Heflin) and will have a lot of
work to do. This season is
over but we get back to work
on March 9."
Another year over, with
its' successes and disappoint-
ments now a part of their col-
lective memories.
For some to look back
upon fondly, for others to
grow from the experience
and get ready for the next.


News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE
Devin Clarke goes high for the dunk attempt Monday dur-
ing Sebring's District Tournament loss at Ridge.


Panthers-tripped up by Lakers' comeback
News-Sun photo by
DAN HOEHNE
Despite an early lead and
this fine play from shortstop
Kyle Newton, SFCC couldn't
hold off visiting Lake
Sumter Monday night in a
10-9 loss. The Panthers
keep up their busy schedule
today at Indian River, Friday
at the College of Central
Florida in Ocala and double-
headers Saturday at Santa
Fe and Sunday at home
against Miami Dade.


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Continued from 1B
including a double.
Fred Boyd was 3-for-3
and Edwood Black and Don
Purdy each had 2-for-3.
Tuesday, February 1 saw
some more great action
with the Seventy and Over
Softball League play.
The highest scoring
game thus far this year was
between Millers Heating
and Air Conditioning and
the Blue Jays ending with a
34-28 win for Millers.
Millers took a while but
made their win extra with
Jerry Kauffman's grand
slam plus another
home run. AIIS
Kyle Saunders and
Bob Fox each hit a I
triple while Don
Sheets and Mike
Ellis were credited
with two doubles and
Dick Harmic had one
double.
Dennis Birkholz had 4-
for-5 as Millers inched
ahead in each inning.
The Blue Jays Carl
Puffenburger hit a home
run followed by Bob Weiss
going 5-for-6 including a
double.
All having 4-for-5
were Hugh Mason, Jerry
O'Brian and Richard
Godfrey.
The Silent Salesman met
the Andrews Allstate
Insurance team for the first
time this season in a game
that turned out to be a real
thriller between two evenly
matched squads.
Early control
problems by the Salesman's
usually effective pitchers
resulted in Allstate scoring
ten runs in the first two
innings.
Good pitching by Bob
Roth for the
Salesman resulted in only
five more runs for Allstate.


The Salesman scored
three in the last inning with
Jim Longman driving in the
winning run for the 16-15
win.
Hot at the plate for the
winners were Bob Brooks.
4-for-4, Bob Fahnestock
and Russ Moody, 3-for-4.
"Spider" McMinn, 2-for-4
with a double and Al
Taratuta 3-for-5.
Fred Moore and Stu
Hayner each scored three
times while going 2-for 3.
Allstate's Don Day had
2-for-4, including a triple.
Having 3-for-4 were
Galo Gonzoles, with
State a triple, Ken
S Crandall a double
with 2-for-4 and 2-
bels for-5 for Jim
Quarter.
Next up, the

Merchants rolled
over the Rebels 13-5 with
Mike Jurmu 3-for-3,
including a double.
Others having 3-for-3
were Cal Bready, Glenn
Minic and Shawn Kildoff.
A quartet of 2-for-3 was
made up of Harry Bell, Ron
Lewis, Eddie Carroll and
Harold Dinel.
The Rebels Don Purdy
had a triple in 3-for-3 hits.
Having 2-for-2 was Tom
"Moose" Morrissette.
Tony Caristo, Fred Boyd,
Rick Vancuren and Rollie
Carlton each had 2-for-3 at
the plate.
The games are at 10
a.m. each Tuesday and
Thursday at the Highlands
County Sports Complex on
Sheriff's Tower Road in
Sebring.
Turn off Parkway at
Railroad Station.
Visitors are welcome and
covered bleachers are fur-
nished.


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Courtesy photo
The Bridge Bunch entertained members and guests at the Lake Placid Garden Club schol-
arship fashion show and luncheon last month. The Bridge Bunch consists of (from left)
Sheri Lawler, Sue Schmidt, Dolores Walker and Clair Leffler.
Scholarship fashion show held
by Lake Placid Garden Club


Special to the News-Sun
LAKE PLACID The Lake Placid Garden
Club's 17th annual scholarship' fashion show
and luncheon, "Blossoming Friendship," was
held at the Lake Placid High School
Auditorium on Jan.22, coordinated and pre-
sented by Luise Andrea.
Approximately 225 members and guests
were welcomed by president Marsha
Browning to a delicious luncheon catered by
the Depot Restaurant of Avon Park, and
served by the Lake Placid High School Key
Club. Numerous door prizes were donated by
the Lake Placid and Sebring merchants.
Sharon Diaz coordinated the give-away door
prizes.
Opportunity prizes were donated from
Lake Placid and Sebring merchants as well as
garden club members. Coordinators were
Betty Jane, Shirley Puzey and Alice.Stahr.
Moderator Sally Kinsey introduced 12
members and two guests modeling fashions
coordinated by Dorothy Van Howe and pro-
vided by Lake Placid Feed & Western Wear,
models Patsy Stamm and Polly Moody; Lake
Placid Embroidery and More, models Peggy
Alexander and Peggy Branch; Elizabeth's
Bridal and Formal Wear, models Mary
Meisenheimer and Marge Tousignant;


Kelley's Florist and Decorating, guest models
Christina Alvis and Myranda Powell;
Tropical Island Wear, Janell Schmidt and
Magie Glass; Steve and Company, models
Jimmie Kay Fortunato and Shirley Puzey;
Sue's Cubby Hole Boutique, models Sue
Rood and Marilyn Pier. Music for models was
provided by D.J. Dolton Leslin.
The intermission entertainment featured
"The Bridge Bunch" (barbershop quartet) -
Shari Lawler, Sue Schmidt, Dolores Walker
and Clair Leffler received a standing ova-
tion.
The stage was decorated in a spring garden
setting by chairman Mary Flummer and
Sandy Otway and garden club members-.
Plants were donated by Lord's Nursery and
club members. Floral centerpieces were
designed and arranged by club members
Peggy Branch and Jimmie Kay Fortunato.
The program was designed by club member
Sue Rood.
Club members gave a special thanks to.
guests for their support in helping to raise
funds for scholarships and gave a heartfelt
"Thank You" to the merchants for contribut-
ing door prizes and opportunity gifts to the
fund raiser and helping to make the show a
"great success."


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Americanism essay winners


LP Elks host 'birthday


'luncheon


Courtesy photo
On Dec. 9, Americanism chairperson from the Sebring Elks 1529 Helen McElroy present-
ed the winners of the Americanism essays in the two age groups. Seventh-grader Andrea
Cordoba won and fifth-grader Mikiah Lawton won first prize. The actual essays are posted
on the entrance hall wall. There were 62 entries. From left are Miguel Descartin, Elizabeth
Griffin, Mikiah Lawton, Andrea Cordoba, Lauren Pruett, and Xiara Christeansen.


TOPS FL Club 632
SEBRING This TOPS
Club meets every Monday at
First Baptist Church of Lake
Josephine. Weigh-in begins at
2:30 p.m. and ends at 3:10
p.m. The meeting begins at
3:30 p.m. and lasts approxi-
mately one hour. Contact
Judy O'Boyle at 260-0831.
Assistant leader June Elam
called the meeting to order.
Two new members were
enrolled Rita Pascell and
Mary Ellen Lockwood so
members sang "Welcome
New Members," led by Larue
Wilbur.
The program was present-
ed by Barbara Huff and was
the first of a three-part pro-
gram called "Mindful
Eating." Today she talked
about how people eat meals.
Many tend to grab what's
handy or sit in front of the
TV and eat. In order to form
good eating habits, Hugg told
members to .-et the table
nicely, serve the food in serv-
ing dishes, turn off the TV
and concentrate on what and
how much one is eating.
.Mealtime should be relaxed
and pleasant for everyone.
Karen Goodwin called the
roll with 37 members present.
Losses this week were excel-
lent and gains minimal. The
'Best Loser was Nancy
McConkey. Prizes were given
to Mary Anderson, Larue
Wilbur and Barbara
Heitzenrater, who all lost
four weeks in a row. A "Yes I
Can" charm was, .given to
Joann Edson for rene\t ing at
a lower weight. Sue Otteson
kept the four-week Travel
Gift for her first week and, if
she loses three ipore weeks
consecutively, the gift is hers.
Yes-yeses for the coming
week are broccoli and apples
twice and the Nd-no is fried
food. O'Boyle talked about
SRD, which will be in
Lakeland on May 8-9. So far
11 members are signed up to
attend. Mary Anderson gave
a report on the new contest
and said next week is "Purple
Week" so all should wear
something purple.

TOPS FL Club 487
SEBRING TOPS 487,
Sebring. The Feb. 2 meeting
was opened with exercises
and 18 TOPS and eight
KOPS giving the pledges.
Visitor Luvera Spires was
welcomed to the meeting.
Yes-yeses are portion con-
trol, exercise, water, fruit,
vegetables, healthy snacks
and write it down.
Best Loser was Judy
Phillips. Division winners for
January are Judy Phillips and
Norma Holden. KOPS Alice
Bowen received the $4 check
for being in leeway below
goal for two months straight.
The 25-cent contest had 13
winners at 45 cents each and
Shirley Slabaugh won $2.20
Sin the 10-cent contest, Ann
Marvin has the Mystery Gift
with three weeks to go and
Judy Alger found another
wrapper on the Attendance
Box.
The New Year New Me
contest has Judy Phillips,
Bette Gillett and Ginna
Meissner in the lead and for
the KOPS Alice Bowen,.
Shirley Hickling and Shirley
Slabaugh.
Judy Alger's program was
on "Motivation and What
Motivates You." There were


Snapshots


phrases for the members to
read and some added ones of
their own. Call 382-7716 or
471-2193.

Highlands Social
Club
SEBRING On Jan. 27,
the Highlands Social Club
elected new officers for the
2011/2012 season at a dinner
meeting at Beef O'Bradys in
Sebring.
They are: president, Dale
Summers; first vice presi-
dent, James Mancuso; second
vice president, Marie Mills;
treasurer, Joyclyn Simpson;
assistant treasurer, Mary


Dickie; recording secretary,
Barbara Anderson; and corre-
sponding secretary,-Mary
Gardner.

Beta Sigma Phi
SEBRING Beta Sigma
Phi, the largest Greek-letter
women's organization in the
world, with more than
200,000 members in more
than 20 countries and cele-
brating over 75 years of sis-
terhood. Begun in 1931, the
organization is devoted to
service, social and cultural
projects of all kinds. It is not
a secret group, nor is it con-
nected with any school or
college and is non-political
and non-sectarian.
Pi Phi members have been


Courtesy photo
The Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2661 hosted ladies and staff from the Lake Placid Health Care
Center for a 'birthday' luncheon on Jan. 25. The Ladies of the Elks Nursing Home chair-
man Donna Leonard (second row, on right) and her helpers prepared and served a baked
chicken lunch complete with homemade bread and dessert. Music was provided by
'Banjo' Bob Barrett. The Lake Placid Ladies of the Elks host five luncheons during the year
for the residents of LPHCC and Rosewood, and make 200 favors for these residents for
several holidays during the year.


busy so far this season meet-
ing with each other, socializ-
ing and helping local chari-
ties. The group had a salad
supper last Wednesday at the
home of Sandy Smith for the
purpose of rushing women to
join the chapter. They were
also'invited to the meeting
after supper. They and their
husbands were also invited to
the annual Super Bowl Party,
The group meets twice a


month in the homes of mem-
bers or.in interesting places.
After the meetings, there is
usually a program. Last sea-
son members helped a young
lady at Sebring High School
have a happy senior year,
which she wouldn't have had
otherwise. The group saw to
it that she attended her senior
prom. They purchased her
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CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS


Calendars help scholarship fund


Special to the .Vclw -.S'II,
AVON PARK A meeting of the
Avon Park Founders Garden Club willi
be held at the home of Rosie
Longanecker on Thursday. Longanecker
earned a landscaping degree, graduating
at the top of her class. She works at
McLane's Country Garden in Sebring.
She is a great asset to both LollI. owner
of McLane's, and to the Avon Park
Founders Garden Club.
McLane's is currently ablaze with
lush, colorful blooming plants for spring
planting. Both Rosie and Lolly can pro-
vide expert advice about what. where
and when to plant in our Central Florida
area. McLane's is on Ridgewood Drive
in Sebring, with parking on the street in
front.
Co-hostess of the meeting will be


Evelyn Delk. another knowledgeable
gardener, who came to Axon Park to lix e
in 1973. She immediately joined the
garden club and won a ribbon for her
entry."Dancing on the Mall." for a
flower show held on the mile-long Mall.
She was so surprised to w in as she "just
put this and that together." Arranging
flowers can either be a very formal or
informal endeavor and can be enjoyed
by all. Read about Delk's life in "A
People's History of Avon Park. 2010."
Guest speaker on Thursday will be
Dee Dee Jacobson. who will discuss
"Soils and Testing." Jacobson previous-
ly apprised the club of saltwater intru-
sion into some Eastern Florida freshwa-
ter lakes, the importance of water con-
servation by homeowners, the planting-
of Florida-native plants that better sur-


vive drought: and the planting of flow-
ers w which encourage visits by birds and
bees.
The Avon Park Founders Garden
Club's 2011 calendars are still for sale at
Albritton's Barbershop for S8. All pro-
ceeds go to the club's Scholarship
Committee chairwoman Jane Barben.
for sending Avon Park children to sum-
mer camp. The club greatly appreciates
partnering with Larry Albritton.
Albritton, a Florida native from Hardee
County. has barbered in Albritton's
Barbershop for 54 years. Read about his
life in -"A People's History of Avon
Park. 2010."
Call club president Anita Helbig at
452-1927 for information about the club
or the calendars.


Courtesy photo
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and dance. Egypt Temple Potentate Joe Osborne from Tampa presided over the. ceremonies.


Shriners plan much for 2011


Special to the News-Sun
AVON PARK Joe
Keaveny was installed as
president of the Highlands
Shrine, along with other offi-
cers in ceremonies at the
club. Conducting the installa-
tion was the head of Egypt
Temple, Potentate Joe
Osborne.
Other officers elected for
the year are: first vice presi-
dent, Mike Byers; second
vice president, Robert Coy;
third vice president, Ken
Williams; treasurer, Jerry
Higginbotham; and secretary,
Sam Wilkin.
Keaveny has a full sched-


ule of activities at the club
for this year. The club has
dinner and dancing the sec-
ond and fourth Wednesday of
each month. There is also a
flea market every Saturday
along with -the Shriners store
open to the public.
The Shriners store is a
large building filled to the
ceiling with household
goods, ladies and men's
clothing, dishes and many
other items. In another build-
ing, it's filled with furniture
of all kinds.
All of the items in both
stores have been donated to
the Shriners. The Shriners'


ladies operate the stores.
Every Wednesday, the
Shriners and ladies meet for
coffee, doughnuts and fel-
lowship. Every Saturday
morning, the Shriners serve
breakfast in the main build-
ing. Eggs, sausage,' pancakes
and coffee is served for $4 a
person.
During the installation cer-
emonies, Noble Harry Lister,
president, presented Osborne
a check for $8,000 for the
Shriner children hospitals on
behalf of the club.
The Shriners have many
fun activities but their main
objective is support of the


Highlands County Rotary Club


Courtesy photo
New Rotarians Dr. Richard Anningson and his wife Sandra, recently became members of
the Rotary Club of Highlands County. They are pictured with Treasurer Carter Gordon.
They are both Canadians and they worked in the medical field in Indiana for several years
before relocating to Highlands County. The Rotary Club of Highlands County welcomes new
members. They meet Monday evenings, 6 p.m., at Beef O'Bradys. For more information,
you may call Joyce Gordon, 446-2099.


Courtesy photo
Rotarian Barry Poppel (left)
of fhe Trinity Rotary Club,
shown here talking with
Buzzy Roberts, spoke to the
Rotary Club of Highlands
County, recently about the
work being done by
Rotarians and UNICEF with
Pure Water for the World in
Honduras. The efforts are
concentrated in the Trojes
region of Honduras. These
groups are providing house-
holds there with bio-sand fil-
ters, latrines and extensive
health and hygiene educa-
tion. Many of the people
being helped live in very
remote villages which makes
the work difficult but not
impossible. Anyone interest-
ed may get more informa-
tion at www.purewater-
fortheworld.org.i


Shriners hospitals. The
Shriners operate 22 hospitals
for burned children and those
with orthopedic problems.
The local club is on 25 acres
of land on State Road 17,
halfway between Sebring and
Avon Park.


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Tanglewood
By Nel Simpson

Shannon Marrero. Lindsey
Sears and Bob Leonardo
wowed the audience when
they performed following the
lasagna dinner sponsored by
Heartland National Bank on
Feb. 2. The annual Italian
dinner, in support of the
Tanglewood Residents'
Cancer Benefit, had a slightly
different flavor this year.
Lasagna was served.
Even though it wasn't
homemade, it passed the taste
test of the 500 who enjoyed
it. Judy Weyrauch and her
kitchen crew did a great job
of preparing and serving the
meal.
The after-dinner entertain-
ment featured three of the top
performers at the 2010
Heartland Idol Competition.
Bob Leonardo, senior champ,
opened the show with an
Italian flavor with songs by
Dean Martin and Frank
Sinatra. Lindsey Sears, Idol
runner up, followed with a
,blues number and some great
country tunes that had the
,crowd on their feet. Shannon
.Marrero, Idol champ, closed
out the evening by rocking
the house with some old time
favourites geared to the old
time audience.
Over at the Sun 'N Lake
Golf Club, 120 golfers had a
great time in the annual Golf
Fore the Cure Tournament.
The golf was good, the lunch
was excellent and the prizes
were plentiful. Winners were:
Closest to the Pin: Mary
Lou Simpson, Kay Lemek,
Russ Meckling, John Hill and
Suzanne Schilffarth;
Longest Drives Bra
Holes: Mike Wille and Sue
Shaw;
Longest Drives: Sandi
VanStraten, Salli Beatrice,
Richard Balduff, and Walt
Snyder;
Low Score Ladies: Dale
.Slack, Lois Roswell,
MaryAnn Patterson, and Peg
;Myers;
Low Score Mixed: Russ
and Doreen Meckling, and
Donna and Roger Beagan;
and
Low Score Men: Bill
Patterson, Bernie Lambiase,
AL Kruszewski and Ted
McKelvey.
We've got another busy
week scheduled.
On Thursday, Feb. 10 the
most emotional event of the
cancer benefit season will
take place. At 7 p.m., Fran
Williams, Marilyn Salberg,
Marion Kerns, Mary Lou
Simpson, Louise Grissom,
and Bob Leonardo, all
Tanglewood residents, will
discuss their stories as cancer
survivors, fighters or care-
givers. The panel discussion
will be moderated by Tom
McKeever. Following the dis-
cussion, cancer survivors will
lead a walk around
Tanglewood Circle where
more than 1,300 luminaries
will be lit in memory of fam-
ily, friends and neighbours
who have battled cancer.
Twelve happy couples will
renew their vows on
Saturday, Feb. 12. All cele-
brated their 50th wedding
anniversary during the past
year. The evening, emceed by
Tom McKeever and officiated
by Pastor Ken Thoreson, will
include dinner prepared by


Courtesy photo
Feb. 5 was a busy day as the petanque players battled it out with the team of Tangelwood
residents Gary Sewell, Margaret Comrie, Mella Wells and Bob Thulin emerging victorious.
The tournament turned a profit of $420 for cancer research.


Courtesy photo
Bingo players had a great
night Feb. 3 and were able
to turn over more than
$1,100 to the Tanglewood
Residents' Cancer Benefit.
Bonnie Myrto was the big
winner of the night.


Courtesy photo
Over at the Sun 'N Lake Golf Club, 120 golfers had a great
time in the annual Golf Fore the Cure Tournament. The golf
was good, the lunch was excellent and the prizes were plen-
tiful. Mike Wille and Sue Shaw won the Longest Drive-Bra
Holes.


Courtesy photo
The Tanglewood Tennis Club raised $200 for the Residents Cancer Benefit with their Feb.
1 tournament. Tied for first in the men's division were Herb Doggette (second from right)
and Alain Menard. The ladies champ was Cheryl McCullough (left). In second place was
Kathy Hughes.


the Special Meals Committee
and feature entertainment by
Charles Lee. The couples to
be honored are: John and
Karon Falk, George and
Bernice Vermette, Mike and
Mary Ruane, George and
Sharon Dykman, Ronald and
Nancy Thompson, Fred and
Beverly Kraft, Brian and
Nancy Shennan, Norman and
Barbara VanDick, Jerry and
Judy Bucher, George and
Marcia Robbins, Bud and
Stella Sigler and Harry and
Bonnie Huffman. The 50th
Anniversary Dinner is spon-
sored by Hometown America
and Edward Jones-Alan J.
Holmes.
After an extremely busy
calendar of events related to
the annual Tanglewood
Residents' Cancer Benefit,
this season will wrap up with
a gala event for Tanglewood
residents in the clubhouse
from 12-3 p.m. Tuesday, Feb.


Courtesy photo
Tanglewood residents serve the piping hot lasagna on Feb.
2 for the dinner sponsored by Heartland National Bank on
Feb. 2. More than 500 came out for the annual Italian
Dinner, in support of the Tanglewood Residents' Cancer
Benefit.


15. The day will be sponsored
by Drs. Thakkar and Patel.
Included in the day's activi-
ties will be music and trivia
provided by Bob Weed,
pulled pork sandwiches
catered by our own food com-
mittee. raffles, 50/50 draws
and great camaraderie.


At the conclusion of the
event, there will be great
anticipation as people gather
around to see just how lucky
they have been. Numerous
door prizes and raffle prizes
will be awarded. These have
been donated by Tanglewood
residents and local business-


e-. Thes include afghans.
S100 bills, restaurant gift
cards and tickets to the 12
Hours of Sebring. Our premi-
um prizes include a 42-inch
plasma TV donated by
Hometown America. a
"'NIystery Cruise \w ith Royal
Caribbean coordinated by
Young at Heart Travel, a
"Liquid Refreshment Basket"
provided by Willie and Dana
Kneram and rent packages
from Hometown America.
We'll be saving the best for
last when one lucky person
will drive home in a totally
refurbished golf cart painted a
striking purple to fit the can-
cer theme. This cart. valued at
$5,000, was donated by Tom
and Linda Moeller of Sebring
Custom Carts.
Since the first Cancer
Benefit was held in 2000.
Tanglewood has raised
$247,000, which has been
donated to the American
Cancer. Society via the local
Relay for Life. Tanglewood
has raised an astounding
$55,000 in each of the past
two years. Residents will
eagerly await the announce-
ment of this year's total
fundraising efforts.

Tropical
Harbor Estates
By Barbara Kelleher

LAKE PLACID Jan. 29,
we can't say that Saturday
night is the loneliest night of
the week. Our dance commit-
tee held its first dance of the
year. We had the L&L band
playing music from the '50s
and '60s and 176 people
attended. All had a wonderful
time and are looking forward
to the next dance.
Monday morning coffee
was Jan. 31. Our emcee was
Peggy Sue Teague, who intro-
duced our coffee makers Fred
and Jane Filipetto. She also
introduced Rosie Witten's sis-
ter, Gerri, who is enjoying the
Florida weather and out of the
cold and snow covered
Michigan area.
Carol Noel gave the sun-
shine report a good report
since no one is on the sick list
at this time.
She also told the group that
the Military Soup and
Sandwich will be Sunday,
Feb. 13 beginning at 5 p.m.
The cost is $5. They will be
serving homemade chicken
noodle or vegetable soup and
a large hotdog with all the
'trimmings.
Paula Bannister told about
'Relay for Life, which is
scheduled for April 9-10, in
Lake Placid. She and Jean
Crittenden are heading up the
program for Tropical Harbor
and hope to hold this program
in the name of Alice
Jacobson, who passed away
the later part of 2010.
Janet Tyre announced that.
Ladies Day Out will be at
Ruby Tuesday's on Feb. 15 at
11:30 a.m.
Jim Becker told the group
that the next dance will be
Saturday, Feb. 26. It will be a
patriotic dance honoring the
United States and Canada.
Marysue Willeke reminded
all that the computer club
meets every Thursday begin-
ning at 10 a.m.
Brenda Knoche has tickets
for the Crazy Cards game that
is Saturday, Feb. 12 begin-
ning at 7 p.m. Lots of fun and


prizes, all for a good cause.
Doris True reminded resi-
dents from Indiana. Illinois.
Iowa and Missouri that they
are having a dinner at
Homer's restaurant in
Sebrine. This will be
Saturday. Feb. 19 beginning
at 2 p.m. The cost is S3.
which goes towards the door
prizes and the gratuities. The
cost for the meal is $7.99. She
has the $3 tickets.
Our pancake breakfast
went very well. Jim Hogan
said they had 129 attend
Saturday from 8-10 a.m.
Sherry White told the resi-
dents that the Memorial
Committee will be serving a
spaghetti dinner with salad
and garlic bread and a bever-
age. The cost is $6. The date
is Feb. 16, a Wednesday,
beginning at 5 p.m. Sherry
said she is only printing 175
tickets because last year they
ran out of food. Please bring
your own place setting.
Dave Bailie told the group
that they play darts every
Tuesday after lunch. Dave
also reminded all about the
Super Bowl Party that took
place at the clubhouse. Of
course we know who Dave
routed for. He's from
Pennsylvania, ya know.
Peggy Sue told her cute lit-
tle jokes keeping the resi-
dents entertained. She then
asked Laura Bailie to lead us
in song for the residents cele-
brating their birthday she read
the names of residents cele-
brating from Jan. 31-Feb. 6.
We all sang Happy Birthday
to Donna VandenBergh and
Jean Pfeiffer. We had no one
present for anniversaries.
Ladies coffee We had 35
ladies present. Our host and
commentator was Alice
Fazio.
It was reported that 62
attended the carry-in dinner
last Thursday evening. We
had no one on our sick list so
it was truly a sunshine report.
Alice gave a financial report
of tickets that were sold for
the various January activities.
Carol Oldham told the
women that Ladies Day out
will be Feb. 15 at Ruby
Tuesday's beginning at 11:30.
All of the activities for
February are listed on
Monday's report. Paula
Bannister told the ladies that
the Relay For Life is sched-
uled for April 9-10. It will
cost $100 to register online
for each organization. A
motion was made by Sherry
White and seconded by Fran
Buero to give Paula the $100
from the Ladies Coffee
money to register for Tropical
Harbor residents in order that
we follow through with plans
to obtain monies in order to
dedicated this program to the
memory of Alice Jacobson.
Last year Alice collected
$1,000 for the Relay for Life
program. Paula and her
helpers have a lot of good
ideas on how we .can achieve
this mission.
Jean Crittenden is collect-
ing old cell phone and cam-
eras that will be turned over
to the sheriff's department.
Before departing Vickie
Echelberry has signed to be
the chairman for the February
Ladies committee. Please
sign up to help her. Alice read
the names of resident cele-
brating their birthday or
anniversary. We had no one
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Cameron Bevins
Ams Williams and Joey
Beins of Sebring announce
the birth of a son. Cameron.
at 2:52 p.m. on Jan. 31. 2011
at Highlands Regional
Medical Center. Sebring.
Cameron weighed 7
pounds. 12.5 ounces and
measured 20.25 inches in
length.

Lilliana Blancarte
Sandra Blancarte of Avon
Park announces the birth of
a daughter, Lilliana Letitia,
at 9:47 a.m. on Jan. 17. 2011
at Florida Hospital Heartland
Medical Center. Sebring.
Lilliana weighed 9
pounds. 11 ounces and meas-
ured 22 inches in length.
Maternal grandparents are
Letitia and Rusty Fry of
Frostproof.

Brayden Carpenter
Kendall and Caleb
Carpenter of Kissimmee
announce the birth of a son,
Brayden Joel, at 5:30 a.m..
on Jan. 10. 2011, at
Celebration Hospital,
Kissimmee.
Brayden weighed 8
pounds, 14 ounces and meas-
ured 21.25 inches in length.
Maternal grandparents are
Rick and Melody Servis of
Kissimmee.
Paternal grandparents are
Joel and Debbie Carpenter of
Avon Park.

Lucinda Felix
Ramona Guzman and
Alberto Felix of Bowling
Green announce the birth of
a daughter, Lucinda Juliet, at
4:39 a.m. on Jan. 21, 2011 at
Florida Hospital Heartland
Medical Center, Sebring.
Lucinda weighed 7
pounds, 9 ounces and meas-
ured 21 inches in length.
Maternal grandparents are
Lupe Valdiviez and Arnulfo
Guzman of Bowling Green.
Paternal grandparents are


Carlos and Elvia Felix of
Webster.

Arianna Frazier
Melinda Frazier of Avon
Park announces the birth of
a daughter. Arianna. at 1:03
p.m. on Jan. 25. 2011 at
Florida Hospital Heartland
Medical Center. Sebring.
Arianna xxeighed 7
pounds. 5.5 ounces and
measured 20 inches in
length.
Maternal grandparents are
Jim and Pat Frazier of Avon
Park.

Daniel Guiher
Michele and Shawn
Guiher of Sebring announce
the birth of a son, Daniel
Michael, at 2:10 p.m. on Jan.
30, 2011 at Florida Hospital
Heartland Medical Center,
Sebring.
Daniel weighed 3 pounds,
12 ounces and measured
17.5 inches in length.
Maternal grandparents are
Diane Eggleston, Michael
Alves of Buffalo, N.Y.
Paternal grandparents are
Shirley Guiher and Harold
Guiher of Sebring.

Hannah Ogg
Kathy and Brian Ogg of
Sebring announce the birth
of a daughter, Hannah Joy, at
9:26 a.m. on Jan. 23, 2011 at
Florida Hospital Heartland
Medical Center, Sebring.
Hannah weighed 7
pounds, 12 ounces and meas-
ured 20 inches in length.
Maternal grandparents are
Charles and Linda Schnell of
Sebring.
Paternal grandparents are,
Sam and Cheryl Ogg of
Sebring.

Bentley Richardson
Melissa Armstrong and
Michael Richardson of
Sebring announce the birth
of a son, Bentley James, at
3:55 a.m. on Jan. 22, 2011 at


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Florida Hospital Heartland
Medical Center, Sebring.
Bentley weighed 8
pounds, 10 ounces and meas-
ured 21 inches in length.
Paternal grandparents are
Jimmy and Tammy McNabb
of Zolfo Springs.

Tyler Sipos
Barbara and David Sipos
of Sebring announce the
birth of a son, Tyler David,
at 7:53 a.m. on Jan. 28, 2011
at Florida Hospital Heartland
Medical Center, Sebring.
Tyler weighed 7 pounds, 4
ounces and measured 21.5
inches in length.
Maternal grandparents are
Bo and Debra Birt of Avon
Park.
Paternal grandparents are
Dave and Rose Sipos of
South Daytona.

Gregory Snell Jr.
Shayna and Gregory Snell
of Sebring announce the
birth of a son, Gregory
Alexander Jr., at 7:16 p.m.
on Feb. 1, 2011, at
Highlands Regional Medical
Center, Sebring.
Gregory weighed 7
pounds, 2 ounces and meas-
ured 20 inches in length.
Maternal grandparents are
Angela Funches and John


Funches.
Paternal grandfather is
Gregory Snell.

Easton Tharp
Claudia and Brian Tharp
of Lake Placid announce the
birth of a son. Easton
Andre, at 11:03 p.m. on
Jan. 22. 2011 at Florida
Hospital Heartland Medical
Center. Sebring.
Easton weighed 7 pounds.
7 ounces and measured 20
inches in length.
Maternal grandparents are
Guillermo and Maria Ruelas
of Lake Placid.
Paternal grandparents are
Mark and Vera Tharp of
Lake Placid.

Leonard Treadwell
III
Shamika Milton and
Leonard Treadwell Jr. of
Sebring announce the birth
of a son, Leonard Edward, at
7:50 p.m. on Jan. 27, 2011
at Florida Hospital
Heartland Medical Center,
Sebring.
Leonard weighed 6
pounds, 6 ounces and meas-
ured 20 inches i-n length.
Maternal grandparents are
Laverne and William
Douglas of Avon Park.
Paternal grandparents are
Erika Treadwell and
Leonard Treadwell Sr.

Zy'Khir Wanser
Nekeria Robinson and
Antonio Wanser of Lake
Placid announce the birth of
a son, Zy'Khir Antonio
Kiewon, at 1:43 p.m. on Jan.
25, 2011 at Florida Hospital
Heartland Medical Center,
Sebring.
Zy'Khir weighed 8
pounds, 3 ounces and meas-
ured 20 inches in length.
Maternal grandparents are
Rossalind Robinson and Ray
Brown of Lake Placid.
Paternal grandparents are
Flora Wanser of Tampa and
the late Ricky Fudge.


Creel
Army Pvt. Marbelly E.
Creel has graduated from
basic combat training at
Fort Jackson. Columbia.
S.C.
During the nine weeks
of training, the soldier
studied the Army mission,
history, tradition and core
values, physical fitness.
and received instruction
and practice in basic com-
bat skills, military
weapons, chemical warfare
and bayonet training, drill
and ceremony, marching,
rifle marksmanship, armed
and unarmed combat, map
reading, field tactics, mili-
tary courtesy, military jus-
tice system, basic first aid,
foot marches, and field
training exercises.
She is the daughter of
Maria Creel of Lake
Placid. She graduated in
2009 from Lake Placid
High School.

Daniels
Army Sgt. 1st Class
Louise S. Daniels partici-
pated in combating raging,
killer wildfires in northern
Israel in December 2010,
which forced mass evacua-
tions and caused tragic loss
of lifeto people near the
port of Haifa.


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The U.S. and interna-
tional firefighting teams
fought the largest fire in
Israel's history. The wild-
fires scorched more than
7,000 acres of drought-
stricken land, and in its
blazing paths destroyed
houses, properties, and
millions of trees.
The U.S. Air Force
deployed three Air
National Guard and
Reserve C-130 Modular
Airborne Fire Fighting
System aircraft with
crewmembers and support
personnel. The U.S.,
agency department, and
international aircraft trans-
ported and dropped fire
retardant chemicals, sub-
stances and foam that
eventually helped control
and contain the wildfires.
Daniels, a combat docu-
mentation/production
superintendent with 21
years of military service, is
assigned to the 982nd
Combat Camera Company,
East Point, Ga. He is a
resident of Snellville, Ga.
He is the son of Louise
S. Daniels of Lake Placid.
The sergeant first class
graduated in 1981 from
Lake Placid High School.


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COMMUNITY CALENDAR


The Community Calendar pro-
vides 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
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Sebring, FL 33870.

WEDNESDAY
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.
AmVets Ladies Auxiliary
Post 21 meets at 11 a.m. the
second Wednesday at Blue
Crab Restaurant, Sebring. All
members welcome.
Avon Park Noon Rotary
Club meets noon, Rotary Club
Building, on corner of Verona
-Avenue and Pine Street, Avon
Park.
* BALANCE, Lives in
Transition, Inc. Qi-GONG
Relaxation classes every
Wednesday from 2:45-3 p.m.
All classes and support groups
are at 4023 Sun 'N Lake Blvd.,
Sebring. Call 386-5687.
* Balance Transitions
(Support Group For People
Suffering From Mental
Illness)
meets every Wednesday at 1
p.m. at 4023 Sun 'N Lake
Blvd., Sebring. Call 386-5687.
* BALANCE, Lives -in
Transition, Inc. Family and
Caregiver Support Group
meets the second Wednesday
of the month from 10:30 a.m.
to noon at Daybreak
Office,1346 US 27 North, Lake
Placid.
* 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.
1 The Bridgettes meet at
12:15 p.m. at Sebring
Recreation Center to play
bridge. For details, call Sandra
Yates at 655-5815.
* 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.
* Fraternal Order of Eagles
4240 Aerie meets at 7 p.m.
the second and fourth
Wednesday at the club, 12921
U.S. 98, Sebring. For details
call 655-4007.
* Heartland Herpetological
Society meets 7 p.m., second
Wednesday, Room 315,
Cracker Trail Elementary
School, Sebring. Call 385-
6826 or 465-2228 for details.
* 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 pro-
gram for adults and children
with special needs, which
resumes in September.
* Highlands County
Narcotics Anonymous meets
at 8 p.m. at the Lakeside
house, 1513 S. Highlands
' Ave., Avon Park. For details,


Scall the 24-hour hotline 1-800-
850-7347 or (941) 616-0460.
SHighlands County Traffic
Safety Committee meets 10
a.m., conference room 3,
Highlands County Agri-Civic
Center, Sebring, second
Wednesday.
* Highlands Senior Center is
open every Wednesday from 9
Sa.m. to 3 p.m. at their new
clubhouse, 3400 Sebring
Parkway (the old Lions Club).


Two live bands to dance to
and great lunches. All area
seniors are invited to join the
festivities. Call 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 coffee 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 is open to members and
their guests. Shuffleboard is at
1:30 p.m. Mah-Jong from 1-5
p.m. Lounge opens at 12:30
p.m. Steak night on the sec-
ond Wednesday of each
month. For details, call 465-
2661.
* Lake Placid Garden Club
meets at 12:30 p.m. every sec-
ond Wednesday (from
September through May) for
socialization and at 1 p.m. for
dessert and beverage, fol-
lowed by a meeting and gar-
dening program at the Lake
Placid Woman's Club, 10 N.
Main Ave. For details, call 465-
6106.
* Lake Placid Moose plays
cards at night. Open to mem-
bers and qualified guests only.
* Lake Placid Women of the
Moose meets at 7 p.m. the
second Wednesday at the
lodge for a chapter night and
enrollment.
* 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.
* Placid Lakes Bridge Club
meets 1-3 p.m. second
Wednesday-at Placid Lakes
Town Hall, 2010 Placid Lakes
Blvd. For details, call 465-
4888.
* Rotary Club of Lake Placid
(Morning Rotary) meets at
6:44 a.m. at The Heron's
Garden, 501 U.S. 27 North,
Lake Placid, just north of the
Tower. Visiting Rotarians
always welcome. Coffee only
is $2; full breakfast is $7. Call
465-4834.
* Sebring Bridge Club has
Bridge, ACBL Duplicate at the
clubhouse, 347 N. Fernleaf,
Sebring at 12:30 Wednesdays.
For details or info on lessons,
call 385-8118.
* Sebring Eagles Club 4240
Aerie members meet at 7 p.m.
second 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 spe-
cial drink prices. Lounge open
'from 3-10 p.m. Open to Elk
members and guests. Music
provided from 4:30-7:30 p.m.
Smoke-free environment. 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

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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.
* Suicide and Sudden Death
Grief Support group meets
every Wednesday, 6 p.m., at
Unity Life Enrichment Center,
10417 Orange Blossom Blvd,
Sebring. Facilitated by
licensed therapist. Call 381-
4410.
* 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. For details, call 385-8902.
* Veterans of Foreign Wars
Post 9853 Men's Auxiliary
membership meeting is at 7
p.m. second Wednesday at the
post, 75 N. Olivia Drive, Avon
Park.
* Young Artists String
Orchestra (YASO) rehearses
each Wednesday at 5:15 p.m.
at Lake Placid Church of the
Nazarene (512 W. Interlake).
We are looking for violin, viola,
cello, and string bass players
to be a part of this orchestra.
For information, call Diane
Osborne, conductor, at 659-
4541 or (503) 709-1440.

THURSDAY
* Alzheimer's Association
Support Group meets from 1-
2 p.m. and from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
at the Sebring Christian
Church on Hammock Road.
For details, call Lisa Rodriguez
at 385-3444.
* 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.
* Avon Park Founders
Garden Club meets the sec-
ond Thursday of the month
from September through May.
Meetings are held at members'
homes. Phone 452-1927 for
more information.
* 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.
Fernleaf Ave., Sebring,
November through May. For
details, call 385-8118.
* Central Avon Park
Jaycees meets 7:30 p.m.,
Recreation Center, North
Verona Avenue, Avon Park.
* Disabled American
Veterans Ridge Chapter 49
meets 7 p.m., American
Legion Building, 528 N. Pine
St., Sebring, second Thursday.
* Fletcher Music Club meets
every Thursday and Tuesday
at Fletcher Music Center in
Lakeshore Mall, Sebring. For
more details, call 385-3288.
* Fraternal Order of Eagles
4240 Aerie Auxiliary meets at
7 p.m. the second and fourth
Thursday at the club, 12921


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call 655-4007.
* Harmony Hoedowners
Square Dance Club offers
beginning dance lessons for
new and returning dancers
from 4-6 p.m. Thursday, and
classes for last year's dancers
from 2-4 p.m. at Reflections
On Silver Lake in Avon Park.
For more information, call Sam
Dunn at 382-6792 or e-mail
him at
samdunn @samdunn. net.
* Heartland African Violet
Society meets at 2:30 p.m.
every second Thursday at
Founders Hall Activities Room
at Highlands Ridge, 3003 E.
Fairway Vista Drive. Visitors
are welcome. Call Shirley at
385-5765 for details.
* Heartland Amputee Group
meets at noon every second
Thursday (October through
April) at Handicapped
Americans Love of Life
Organization, 112 Medical
Center Ave., Sebring, for a
brown-bag lunch. Beverages
provided. It is open to all levels
of amputees, both recent and
experienced, their family mem-
bers and friends. For details,
call 385-1196 or e-mail to hal
loinc @embarqmail com.
* Heartland Horses &
Handicapped Inc. provides
free assisted riding sessions
for adults and children with
special needs from 9-11 a.m.
Wednesday, Thursday and
Saturday at 118 W. College *
Drive, Avon Park. For details
or to volunteer, call Mary


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* Highlands County
Narcotics Anonymous meets
at 8 p.m. at St. Agnes
Episcopal Church on Lakeview
Drive in Sebring. For details,
call the 24-hour hotline 1-800-
850-7347 or (941) 616-04Q0.
* Highlands Federated
Republican Women meet
second Thursday at Inn on the
Lakes, Golfview Drive,
Sebring. Social hour and
Dutch treat dinner is at 5 p.m.
Meeting begins at 6 p.m. All
Republicans are invited. For
further information, call 453-
6783.
* Highlands Lake Volunteer
Fire and Rescue meets 7
p.m., at fire department, 2840
Highlands Blvd., Avon Park,
second and fourth Thursday.
* Highlands County
Corvette Club meets 7:30
p.m. on second Thursday,
Sebring Elks Lodge, corner of
Kenilworth Boulevard and
Lakeview Drive. For more
details, call 471-9829.
* Highlands Little Theatre
Youth Showstoppers meet at
6 p.m. every second Thursday
of the month. Learn what to do
back stage as well as on
stage. All youth between 6 and
18 are invited to attend. Call
385-2175.
* Highlands Shrine Club,
2604 State Road 17 South, at
6-8 p.m. has country and blue-
grass music played by Country
Grass. Donation $3 for single,
and $5 for couple.


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* Hope Hospice grief support
group meets at 11 a.m. every
Thursday at the Avon Park
Library, 100 N. Museum Ave.
Call 382-0312.
* Lake Placid Chapter 260
Order of The Eastern Star
meets at 7:30 p.m. second and
fourth Thursday at the Masonic
Lodge on Main Street in Lake
Placid. No meetings from July
through September. For
details, call 465-4345.
* Lake Placid China
Painters Club meets 10 a.m.
on second Thursday at 10
North Main Ave., Lake Placid
from September through May.
For more details, call 465-
2256.
* Lake Placid Elks Lodge
2661 has lounge hours begin-
ning at 1 p.m. Card games
and bingo are at 6 p.m. with
burgers, sandwiches and
desserts served. The lodge is
open to members and their
guests. For details, call 465-
2661.
* Lake Placid Moose serves
burgers, jumbo hot dogs and
fries at 6 p.m. Music provided
from 5:30-9 p.m. Darts at 7:30
p.m. Open to members and
qualified guests only.
* Lake Placid Noon Rotary
Club meets at noon at
Peppercorn's, 525 W. Interlake
Blvd. For more information,
including how to order lunch in
advance, call Forrest Steele at
465-0113.
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* Lake Placid Woodcarvers
meet from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at
the Cultural Center, 127 Dal
Hall Blvd. For information call
Dan Daszek at 465-7730.
* Lorida Teens (TLT), a
newly formed part of the
Greater Lorida Community
Club, meets at 7 p.m.
Thursday to play softball, vol-
leyball and a variety of other
sports. Teens are encouraged
to come to the community cen-
ter.
* Loyal Order of Moose,
Highlands County Lodge No.
2494, 1318 W Bell St., Avon
Park. Tacos and wings served
every Thursday from 5:30-6:30
p.m. Cards at 6:30 p.m. Lodge
phone number 452-0579.
* Marine Corps League
Cracker Trail Detachment
1004, meets 7 p.m., second
Thursday, at Veterans of
Foreign Wars Post, 2011 SE
Lakeview Drive, Sebring. For
details, call John Kelley at
386-0524.
* Mothers of Preschoolers
(MOPS) meets from 9-11 a.m.
second and fourth Thursday
from May-September at Grace
Bible Church, 4541
Thunderbird Road (second
church on left). For details, call
Heidi Katsanis at 441-3879.
Web site is at www.mops.org.
* Narcotics Anonymous
Take It Easy Group meets at
8 p.m. at St. Agnes Episcopal
Church, 3840 Lakeview Drive,
Sebring. For information call
Heartland area helpline (863)
683-0630. More information
on other meetings and events
at www.naflheartland.org.
* Overeaters Anonymous
meets from 4-5 p.m. every
Thursday at Ridge Area Arc
Cafeteria, 120 W. College
Drive. No dues, fees or weigh-
ins. Visit www.FloridaRidge
Intergroup.com. For details,


call 414-3172. Visit
www.oa.org for more informa-
tion on OA.
* Overeaters Anonymous
meets from 5:30-6:30 p.m.
every Thursday at Wauchula
Seventh-Day Adventist
Church. 205 S. 11th Ave.,
Wauchula. No dues, fees or
weigh-ins. Visit
www.FloridaRidge
Intergroup.com. For details,
call (863) 773-5714.
* Peace of Highlands
County meets at 2 p.m. sec-
ond Thursday at Sebring
Church of the Brethren, 700 S.
Pine St., Sebring. A non-profit,
interdenominational organiza-
tion that sponsors programs
promoting peace. For details,.
call Paul K. Ferrell at 214-
5522.
* Pine Ridge Promenaders
will be dancing from 7:30-9:30
p.m. at the Sunshine RV Park
recreation hall located 1,000
yards east of U.S. 27 on State
Road 70. For more details, call
Dan or Nell Sherman at 465-
2481 or 243-9676.
* Placid Lakes Bridge Club
meets 6-9 p.m. at Placid Lakes
Town Hall, 2010 Placid Lakes
Blvd. For details, call 465-
4888.
* Ridge Area Writers meet at
10 a.m. the second and fourth
Thursday in the conference
room at the Sebring Public
Library. All writers are wel-
come. Call 465-5254.
* Sebring Breakfast Lions
Club meets 7 a.m. at Dot's
Restaurant in Sebring Square.
* Sebring Country Estates
Civic Association hosts
Ladies Cards at 12:30 p.m.
every Thursday. Business
meeting every second
Thursday at 7 p.m. Carry-in
dinner every fourth Thursday
at 6 p.m. Membership is $10
per person. Located at 3240
Grand Prix Drive. For all resi-


dents of Sebring Country
Estates and Grand Prix
Heights subdivision. Public
rentals available for special
events. Call 385-9109.
* Sebring Eagles Club 4240
serves hamburgers and french
fries from 5-7 p.m. Music is
from 6-9 p.m. at the club.
12921 U.S. 98. Sebring. For
details, call 655-4007.
* Sebring Lodge 249 F&AM
meets 7 p.m.. second
Thursday, 1809 Home Ave..
Sebring.
* Sebring Moose Lodge
2259 has an officers meeting
at 7 p.m. and general meeting
at 8 p.m. at 11675 U.S. 98,
Sebring. Beef franks and
Italian sausages served from 1
p.m. to closing. For details, call
655-3920.
* Sebring Rhythm Cloggers
dance at 6:30 p.m. at
Highlands Hammock State
Park Recreation Room in
Sebring. If interested, call 382-
3735 or 382-6973.
* Sebring Sunrise Rotary
Club meets 7 a.m., Sebring
Elks Club, corner of Kenilworth
Boulevard and Southeast
Lakeview Drive, Sebring.
* Sweet Adeline's Show
Chorus meets at 7 p.m. every
Thursday in the Avon Park
Rotary Club, 20 S. Verona
Ave. For details, call Jeanne
Parzygnat at 699-0743; Bette
Killeen at 446-3106 or Anita
Helbig at 452-1927.
* Take Off Pounds Sensibly
meets at Venus United
Methodist Church, 962 County
Road 731, Venus. Weigh in is
from 5-5:30 p.m. Meeting is
from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Call 465-
9165 for details.
* Veterans of Foreign Wars
Post 3880, 1224 County Road
621 East, Lake Placid. House
Committee meeting at 10 a.m.
For more details, call 699-
5444.


* Veterans of Foreign Wars
Post 4300 serves hamburgers
from 12-2:30 and plays bingo
at 2 p.m. at the post. 2011 SE
Lakeview Drive. Sebring. For
more details call 385-8902.
* Veterans of Foreign Wars
Post 9853 bar bingo is at 1
p.m. every Thursday.
* 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 illness 6 days a
week from 11am to 3 pm. The
center offers a welcoming
environment where individuals
are accepted and feel comfort-
able. For more information
please contact Wendy at 863-
382-2022.
FRIDAY
* Alcoholics Anonymous
One Day At A Time group
meets for a closed discussion
at 9:30 a.m.- Monday and
Friday at Covenant
Presbyterian Church, 4500
Sun 'N Lakes Blvd., Sebring.
For details, call 314-0891.
* Alzheimer's Association
Support Group meets at 6
p.m. second Friday at the
Oaks of Avon in Avon Park.
For details, call 385-3444.
* American Legion Post 25
hosts a fish fry from 5-7 p.m.
at the post, 1490 U.S. 27,
Lake Placid. Cost is $6.
Shrimp also is available for
same price. Open to the pub-
lic. Tickets in the lounge on
Friday night. Lounge hours are
from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. For
details, call 465-7940.
* American Legion Post 74
has karaoke from 7 p.m. until
final call at the post, 528 N.
Pine St., Sebring. Post open at
noon. Happy Hour from 4-6
p.m. Members and guests


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'only. For details, call 471-
1448.
* Avon Park Breakfast
Rotary Club meets 7 a.m.,
Rotary Club building.
* Bridge Club of Sebring
(American Contract Bridge
Club) plays duplicate games at
12:30 p.m. at 347 Fernleaf
Ave,, Sebring. For details, call
385-8118.
* Grand Prix Cloggers
Beginner classes are at 9
a.m., EZ Intermediate classes
are at 10 a.m., and
Intermediate classes are at 11
a.m. every Friday at Reflection
on Silver Lake, Avon Park. Call
Julie for further information at
386-0434.
* Harmony Hoedowners
Square Dance Club offers a
class in Lake Placid at the
Sunshine RV Resort from 9-11
a.m. Friday. For more informa-
tion, call Sam Dunn at 382-
6792 or e-mail him at sam-
dunn @samdunn.net.
* Heartland AIDS Network
meets 9 a.m., second Friday,
Heartland Professional Plaza


Learning Center, Sebring.
* Heartland Clubs meet at
3:30 p.m. on the second
Friday of each month at
Placid Lakes Towh Hall
Building, 2010 Placid Lakes
Blvd. Call 699-6773.
* Highlands County
Democratic Party 13th
Precinct meets at 3:30 p.m.
second Friday at Placid Lakes
Town Hall, 2010 Placid Lakes
Blvd., Lake Placid. For details,
call Bill Sayles at 699-6773.
* Highlands Social Dance
Club hosts ballroom dancing
every Friday, October through
March from 7-9:30 p.m. at the
Senior Center on Sebring
Parkway. Dance the
night away to the music of the
area's Big Bands. All club
dances are open to the public.
Appropriate dress required.
Admission is $5 for members
and $7 for non-members.
Call 385-6671.
* Lake Country Cruisers has
a car show from 5-8 p.m. sec-
ond Friday at Woody's Bar-B-
.Q parking lot, Lake Placid.


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materials which
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Hazardous Waste
Collection:
* Solvents
* Muriatic Acid
* Cleaning Supplies
* Brake Fluid
* Hearing Aid
Batteries
* Used Oil
* Rechargeable
Batteries
* Clothing Spot
Cleaner
* All Paints
* Automotive
Cleaners
* White Out/Liquid
Paper
* Paint Remover
* Antifreeze
* Liquid Auto
Polishers
* Wood
Preservatives
* Auto Batteries
* Pool Chemicals
* Carpet Cleaner
* Water Sealers
* Unknown
Chemicals
* Liquid Furniture
Polish
* Paint Thinner
* Carburetor
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DIVERSIONS


By KEVIN G. DER & JESSICA A. HUI


CIRCLE OF LIFE


ACROSS
1 Rum, vodka and
orange juice drink
7 "Little" barnyard bird
with an jilrjii.e name
in a classic Willie Dixon
blues song
11 "Let me think ..."
14 Costume party acces-
sory
17 Pope after Marinus I
20 Trying
22 Turner of records
23 Felt like forever
24 Interludes
25 Cultural grp.
26 Viewable, to a camera
operator
27 Author Marsh
29 EarthLink and others
30 Result of turning the
corner?
31 Became annoyed
34 New England's Cape

35 Roman 1,150
37 Detached
39 Public person?
41 Pillow talk?
42 Cage in Hollywood
45 Fellowship foes
49 So-called "Heart of
Texas"
50 Eschew
51 "See you then!"
52 Famous fiddler
53 Words to a traitor
54 Steering system
parts
56 "_ bien" (Spanish
for "It's good")
57 Bit of a muscle car's
muscle
59 Joe, "Tom
Sawyer" character
61 Do-do connector
62 Looney Tunes char-
acter with a snout
64 Fashionista's concern
65 Abide
66 Surprise visitors
68 British isle
69 Suffix with torrent
71 Driller's letters
72 Poker declaration
73 Pound sound
76 Top-rated show of
2002-05
77 What the 41-Down
has
82 Pooh's young pal
83 Mauna
84 Land of Ephesians
85 When doubled, first
name in old Hollywood
86 Spanish "that"


87 __ system (way of
classifying blc:,i
88 Most divine
90 Rattletrap
93 Cobra product
95 Cobra products
98 Ariz. neighbor
99 Swingers in a saloon
100 Person who likes
the blues?
101 Mottled
102 Soldier's meal con-
tainer
104 Very
106 Palliative plant
107 Winter Olympics
performance since 1976
110 Den Nederland
111 Ubangi tributary
112 Phalanx's weak-
nesses
113 Thinned out
114 Driller's letters
115 Facing, with "from"
117 Halved
118 Be shy
119 "What?!"
120 Serves
125 King Arthur's family
name
127 Make out, in York
129 Old saw
131 With craft
132 Getup
133 Italian liqueurs
136 Strip in a darkroom
139 "The Lovely Bones"
composer, 2009
140 Topic at an own-
ers/players meeting
141 Heyday
142 Source of enlighten-
ment
143 Terminal
144 1960 Updike novel
145 Four-time Masters
winner

DOWN
1 Two-letter combina-
tions
2 Continue, as an uncon-
trolled fire
3 Most common draw in
Scrabble
4 Comic Caesar
5 Priory in "The Da Vinci
Code"
6 Tomfoolery
7 City NNE of Tahoe
8 Bus. line
9 Patriotic women's org.
10 Wakes thrown up
behind speedboats
11 Revealing 1970s
wear


12 Cereal mixes
13 Ed.'s work pile
14 Portable red or white
holder
15 Low-priced furniture
source
16 Tent or sleeping bag,
e.g.
17 Take at (insult)
18 1962 action film set
in Jamaica
19 Finnish transport?
20 Mark in marble
21 Suffix with rhythm
28 Whichever
30 Samaritans
32 Galley figure
33 State in French
35 Peeved pout
36 Hotelier Hilton
38 South American
tuber
40 Be part of, as a film
41 Collection of animals
featured in this puzzle
43 Lawyer: Abbr.
44 Fat underwater crea-
ture
45 Like a Mountie
46 Musical echo
47 Dalmatian's home
*48 Like wild oats
50 Strong


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51 Dumbness
55 Foppish courtier in
"Hamlet"
58 It may be limited or
late
60 Revelation comes
after it
62 Doctor's orders
63 Away for a while
65.1985 John Malkovich
drama
67 Reggie Miller, for one
70 People leaving the
company?
73 Breakfast in a bar
74 High-tech officer in
film
75 Hotel figures
78 Mortgage holder, e.g.
79 Florist's supply
80 Comparable in reach
81 "Hair" co-writer
James
88 See 91-Down
89 Pilot program?
91 With 88-Down, 2000
Ang Lee film
92 One of the tribes of
Israel
94 Online publication,
for short
95 Place where a person
may be bitten


96 Director Vittorio De

97 Sticking with it
100 number on
(mentally abuses)
102 Noted Ronald
103 London tourist stop
105 Dull
108 Works at a museum
109 Blitzer, e.g.
114 Much-wanted toon
in Toontown
115 Dumas's "La Dame
Camblias"
116 Combed (through)
119 Lock plate
121 Cobra products
122 Hindu deity
123 Designer Cassini
124 Nasdaq alternative
125 W. or J.F.K.
126 A, to Zimmermann
128 60 Ininuti
129 Grouse
130 Mix
133 Enzyme ending
134 Norse war god
135 The Horned Frogs,
for short
137 Mop & __
138 Something about
nothing?


Dad who doesn't like kids soon will be having more


Dear Abby: My 70-year-
old father has asked his 40-
year-old girlfriend to marry
him. This will be his fourth
marriage. They have been
dating for a year, and she
says she wants to have two
or three children with him.
My sisters and I are not
happy at all. Our father was
a horrible father when we
were growing up. To say he
doesn't like children is put-
ti-ng it mildly.
Also, we feel he would be
incredibly selfish and irre-
sponsible to consider bring-,
ing a baby into this world at
his age when he may not be
around long enough to take
care of the cnild.
Do rmy sisters and I have a
right to be upset about this?
How would you suggest we
handle this?
Disgusted Daughters in
Texas
Dear Daughters: Do you
have a right to be upset? You
absolutely have a right to
your feelings and opinions.
However, as an adult, your
father is entitled to do as he
wishes, regardless of how
you feel about his choices.
"Handle" this as gracefully
as possible without shooting
your mouths off unless you
want to create a permanent
rift.


S^...

Dear Abby

Dear Abby: I have been
married to my wife almost
40 years. I love her dearly
and she says she loves me,
but when I want to hold her,.
she tenses up like I'm a
rapist.
When I kiss her longer
than a nano-second, she
makes noises that sound as
though I have a pillow over
her face. We haven't slept in
the same bed in so long I
can't remember what it's
like. When I try to talk to
her about it, she ignores me.
How can I get her to realize
how much 1 hurt'?
,- Lonely and Hurt in
Middle Granville, N.Y.
Dear Lonely and Hurt:
Your wife's hormones may
have changed and sex may
be painful for her or no
longer appealing. She may
be afraid that if she lets you
hold her, or kiss her longer
than a nano-second, it would


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imply she is receptive. You
need to explain to her how
deeply her lack of communi-
cation on this subject has
hurt you.
She should have discussed
this with her doctor when
the problem started. But if
she refuses, then you should
both talk to a marriage coun-
selor. If she won't go, go
alone.

Dear Abby: A couple of
years ago we loaned our
nephew "Seth" $400 because
he was in a tight spot. The
amount was something we
could afford to lose, but
knowing the pitfalls of lend-
ing to a relative, we formal-
ized the loan with a written
agreement for repayment.
We never saw the money
again.
We have just received a
wedding invitation from
Seth. We're not particularly
close to him, and because we
live across the country we
don't plan to attend the wed-
ding.
In lieu of a wedding gift.


would it be inappropriate to
send a note forgiving some
or all of the debt he owes
us? Or should we consider
the debt and his wedding
separately and send him
something more traditional?
Uncle Mike in Utah
Dear Uncle Mike:
Because you are not particu-
larly close to this nephew,
are not planning to attend
the wedding and it's unlikely
that Seth will repay the loan,
send him a congratulatory
card.

Dear Abby is written by Abigail
Van Buren, also known as
Jeanne Phillips, and was found-
ed by her mother, Pauline
Phillips. Write DearAbby at
www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box
69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.
To receive a collection ofAbby's
most memorable and most fre-
quently requested poems and
essays, send a business-sized, self-
addressed envelope, plus check or
money orderfor $6 (U.S. funds)
to: Dear Abby Keepers Booklet,
P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL
61054-0447 (Postage is includ-
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We all have a scared little
kid living inside of us. We
like to think of ourselves as
being all grown up; after all
our age and our bodies are
matured. Somewhere along
the way we have felt like we
were losing control and we
have worked hard at taking -
control of every area of our
lives; only to feel even more
out of control.
That scared little kid
inside of us is trying so hard
to not mess up. We want to
show the world that we are
good at what we do. We
don't want anyone to not
like us, this is why we say
"yes" to anyone who asks us
to do something. We don't
want to disappoint anyone
and most of all we don't
want anyone to know our
dirty little secret. That secret
is that we are not really in
control; we are faking it.
Is this beginning to sound
like a juggling act to you?
We can keep a few pins in
the air for a minute or two
and then someone throws us
one more thing to juggle.
Eventually one after another
pin starts to hit the floor. I
guess there is always a straw
that breaks the camel's back.
If you will think back in
your life; you will see when
those pins started coming at
you too fast. Maybe your
children came close together
or a loved one died. You
could have started a new job
or moved. Eventually some-
thing had to fall by the way-
side. Most of the time it was
you and your home. You did-
n't even realize you were
neglecting yourself. You just
thought you didn't have
time.
That little child in you
wants to do it all by herself.
She doesn't want to ask for
help. The lack of control she
is feeling has her pushing
everyone away that could
and would help her. Why
can't we do it by ourselves?
I think this is the question
we have all wanted to know
for a long time.
I don't think it is that we
can't; it is just that it does
not come naturally to us. We
need to be taught. Since that
little child in us does not
want to let anyone know she
is faking it and doesn't real-
ly know how to do handle
everything; she silently beats
herself up for not knowing it
all. Does that sound like
anyone you know?
When you look at the
FlyLady cartoon character,
you can identify with the
different faces that she has.
One minute you need a
cheerleader, the next minute
you may need a fairy
Godmother. Then there are
times that you need a loving
mother figure to lift you up
or gently remind you of
something you have not
done. She is always dressed
to shoes with a bright smile
on her loving face. You see
her wings and know that she
can FLY.
You too have many dif-
ferent faces and they are all
merged into the real you.


FLY
Lady
Leanne E/iy


The real you wants to be
loved and to love. You want
to be appreciated and
respected. You don't like
being angry and feeling bad.
You want to feel happy and
enjoy life not just go through
the motions keeping all the
pins juggling in the air. What
you really want is peace. In
order to find this peace; you
are going to have to make
peace with all the different
faces you have.
The scared little child
needs to know that it is
going to be fine. You don't
have to be perfect to be
loved. The rebellious little
child needs to know that she
is being heard and that
housework, exercise and
food is not punishment. The
happy-go-lucky little child
needs to know that she can
go out and play.
Our lives have many dif-
ferent faces. None of us can
go back in time and change
our parents, but we can re-
parent ourselves with the
love that we extend to our
children and our grandchil-
dren. Let's use a kinder
voice and help this part of us
grow up and quit fighting
the adult part of us. When
we can embrace with love
the parts of us that are
scared, looking for love.
respect and kindness; we car
let go of our need to always
be in control or look like v
are in control and finally
merge our adult and hurt lit
tle child into a happy person
who is FLYing.
Finally Loving Yourself,
all parts of you, is the key to
making peace with all those
faces.

For more help getting rid of your
CHAOS, check out her website
and join her free mentoring
group at www.FlyLady.net or her
book, 'Sink Reflections' published
by Random House and her New
York Times Best Selling book,
'Body Clutter' published by
Simon and Schuster Copyright
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cial home of Mardi Gras,
but you don't have to live
in the Big Easy to enjoy
the party. Mardi Gras, or lit-
erally, "Fat Tuesday," is the final day
of the Carnival celebration, the festive
season that occurs before Lent.
While some people associate Mardi
Gras with lavish parades and French
Quarter parties, food is an integral part
of the tradition. In fact, many locals skip
the parades and spend time at home feast-
ing with friends and family instead. Join
the Fat Tuesday frenzy by throwing your
own party.
"I love sharing the spirit of this season,"
said John Besh, Louisiana native and
nationally acclaimed chef. "It's so easy
to bring the fun of Mardi Gras home -
wherever you are. Whip up some tasty
New Orleans-Style meals, hang up some
beads and masks for decoration, then
invite folks over for good times all around."
Celebrate like a true New Orleanian
by jazzing up an entire day's menu with
popular and authentic dishes. Start with a
savory brunch, a true Southern tradition.
Snack on a creamy dip in the afternoon as
you decorate and welcome guests. Then,
dish out a traditional New Orleans-Style
jambalaya, perfect for a Mardi Gras crowd.
Finish the meal with a cupcake version of
the official dessert of the Carnival season.
the King Cake. Tradition states that who-
ever found the fava bean or small trinket
in their slice of cake was charged with
bringing the cake to next year's party.
Share the fun with all your guests by
including a fava bean in each cupcake.
These tried-and-true recipes will ensure
your party will start a tradition to be cel-
ebrated for years to come. For more inform-
ation on New Orleans-Style cuisine, visit
www.facebook.com/zatarains.


Dulac Dirty Rice Mini Frittatas


Dulac Dirty Rice Mini Frittatas
Prep Time: 20 minutes / Cook Time: 45 minutes
Makes 12 (2 mini frittata) servings
1 pound bulk pork sausage
1 package Zatarain's Dirty Rice Mix, Original
1/2 cup raisins
1/4 cup toasted chopped pecans
14 eggs, lightly beaten
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions
1/4 cup each chopped red and yellow bell pepper


Cook and stir sausage in large skillet on medium-high heat
5 minutes or until no longer pink. Drain fat. Prepare rice
mix as directed on package with sausage. Stir in raisins and
pecans. Set aside.
Preheat oven to 350F. Spray 2 (12-cup) muffin tins gener-
ously with no stick cooking spray. Set aside. Mix eggs and
milk in large bowl until well blended. Add onions and bell
peppers; mix well. Place 1/4 cup of the rice mixture into each
muffin cup. Pour egg mixture evenly into each cup.
,Bake 20 minutes or until eggs are set. Run small knife or
spatula around each cup to loosen frittatas. Let stand 5 min-
utes before serving.


Carnival Jambalaya
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Makes 12 (1-cup) servings
5 cups water
1/4 cup oil (optional)
2 packages Zatarain's Jambalaya
Mix,
Original
1 pound boneless skinless chicken
breasts, cubed
1 pound smoked sausage, 1/4 inch
thick
1/2 cup sliced green onions (optional)
Bring water and oil to boil in-large saucepan.
Stir in Rice Mixes, chicken and sausage;
return to boil. Reduce heat to low; cover and
simmer 25 minutes or until rice is tender.
Remove from heat. Let stand 5 minutes.
Sprinkle with green onions before serving.

Red Bean and Rice Party Dip
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Makes 60 (2-tablespoon) servings
3 cups water
1 package Zatarain's Red Beans
and Rice
1 cup salsa
2 tablespoons chopped jalapeiio
peppers
2 packages (8 ounces each) cream
cheese, softened
2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar
cheese
Prepare rice mix as directed on package,
using 3 cups water instead of 3 1/4 cups.
Reserve 1/4 to 1/2 cup of the shredded
cheese to.garnish dip, if desired. Stir remain-
ing ingredients into rice mixture. Place mix-
ture into food processor or blender; cover.
Process or blend until smooth.
Keep dip warm in a chafing dish or slow
cooker, if desired.


King Cake Cupcakes
Chef John Besh, Besh Restaurant Group
Prep Time: 1 hour
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Cool Time: 1 hour
Yields 10 to 12
Yellow Butter Cake
1/4 pound butter
3/4 cup sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 large eggs
1 1/4 cup cake flour
1/2 tablespoon baking powder
3/4 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
In a mixer at medium speed, cream butter,
sugar, and salt together until light and fluffy.
Add eggs one at a time while the mixer is run-
ning, making sure each egg is totally mixed in
before adding another. Beat mixture until light
and fluffy, making sure to scrape the sides and
bottom of the mixing bowl carefully.
In a separate mixing bowl, combine flour
and baking powder using a wire whisk to sift
and combine them. In another separate bowl.
mix the milk and vanilla.
Alternate adding wet and dry ingredients to
butter mixture, starting and ending with the dry
ingredients. Do not over mix, as batter should
be thick and fluffy. Spoon into lined cupcake
pans, filling each cup about 2/3 full. Bake at
350F for 12 to 14 minutes or until done.


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Creole Cream Cheese Filling with Root Beer
1 pound softened Creole or regular cream cheese
1/2 cup shortening
1/4 pound powdered sugar
1/4 teaspoon Zatarain's Root Beer Extract
Dried fava beans (set aside)
Combine shortening and cream cheese in mixer at medium
speed and whip with paddle until smooth.
Add powdered sugar and whip until fluffy; mix in root beer
extract until well combined.
Root Beer Frosting
1 pound powdered sugar
1/4 pound butter
1/2 cup shortening
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup water
Pinch of salt
1 teaspoon Zatarain's Root Beer Extract
Combine all ingredients in bowl of mixer. Beat together at
medium speed until light and fluffy.
To assemble cupcakes: Use a 1/4 teaspoon measuring,
spoon to scoop out the center of completely cooled cupcakes
from the top to about '-,lf.- :i, down.
With a piping bag. or plastic bag with the corner snipped
off. fill the hole with filling.
Insert a dried fava bean into filling of each cupcake.
Note: fava bean is for decoration only and should not be eaten.
Using a star tip and separate piping bag, pipe frosting start-
ing on the outside, working your way to the center in one
continuous motion. Top with green. purple and yellow or gold
sprinkles or decorative sugar like on a traditional King Cake.


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