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Age 89, of Sebring
Norman B. Suever
Age 88, of Sebring
Obituaries, Page 5A


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News-Sun photo by
CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY
Tim Manning of the USDA prepares
to introduce Chris Tildan, director
of Navy Operations Energy. Tildan
spoke of the need to discover alter-
native energy resources and the
plans the Navy is following find
them.


Students jump to

fight heart disease
By SAMANTHA GHOLAR
sgholar@newssun.com
SEBRING Students at Woodlawn Elementary
School, as well as other schools in the county, spent
their day giving their bodies and hearts a workout.
The students all had some fun in the sun during their
P.E. period and did their part to help fight heart dis-
ease as part of the Jump Rope for Heart program.
Woodlawn P.E. instructor Caitlin Roman, was
busy watching second graders go all out on the
school's court on Tuesday morning.
"They really are having a great time," Roman
said. "They've been studying all about health and
the basics of exercise and they saw a video in their
classes about heart disease."
The students were all part of the fundraiser and
See STUDENTS, page 8A


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Group hears

about future

of biofuel

crop industry

Plants can be used
to make jet fuel
By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY
christopher.tuffley@newssun.comn
LORIDA While there was no
official head count, the audience at
Monday's biofuels workshop had to be
at least 300 strong. It was made up of
farmers, ranchers, grove owners and a
surprising sub-set of investors and avi-
ation pioneers the last looking into
alternative sources of jet fuel.
Representatives of Senator Bill
Nelson, Congressman Thomas
Gooney, and Agriculture
Commissioner Adam Putnam were
also on hand.
The occasion was a workshop on the
future of biofuels and how the agricul-
tural community in Florida can benefit
from that future.
The presentation went beyond gen-
eralities and provided specific infor-
mation about programs designed to
help growers transition to the new bio-
fuel crops.
The event was hosted by the Florida
Feedstock Growers Association and
USCJO, which, according to its presi-
dent Bill Vasden Jr., was the first and is
the largest cooperative for feedstock
growers in Florida, growing thousands
of acres of plant material that are
turned into fuel.
USCJO stands for U.S. Crude
Jathropa Oil. Such are advances in the
field, however, that the name is
already dated jathropa is now only
one of many crops found suitable to
make fuel.
A panel of three speakers addressed
See BIOFUELS, page 7A


By SAMANTHA GHOLAR
sgholar@newssun.com
SEBRING Eleven beautiful
young women spent their Saturday
night in the spotlight as they all com-
peted for the 2011 Miss Highlands
County crown. The pageant was held
at the Highlands County Fairgrounds
in the new convention center, a space
that everyone seemed to appreciate.
Julie Kirsch, a 16-year-old Sebring
High School student, took home the
crown.
The large crowd was fully engaged
with the ladies as well as the per-
formances throughout the show. Teen,
Heartland Idol winner Lauren Scaffe
and Attitudes Dance Studio students
kept the crowd entertained and want-
ing more.


News-Sun photo by
KATARA SIMMONS
Adreonna Collymore, 8, is all
smiles Tuesday during the Jump
Rope for Heart event.


The night's emcee, Dustin Woods,
youth minister at Grace Bible
Church, had great stage presence and
kept the crowd entertained as well.
As the evening gown competition
began, it was easy to determine the
audience favorites from the many
shouts and whistles and posters. The
ladies each enjoyed their moment as
they took their walk across the stage.
The question-and-answer portion
of the competition can sometimes be
the most difficult part of any pag-
eant, but each of the Highlands
County contestants seemed confident
as they answered with ease and cer-
tainty. The contestants' answers were
each good and Kirsch's answer was
See KIRSCH, page 6A


Volume 92/Number 20 I 50 cents

Budget is

in 'good

shape' in

Avon Park
By ED BALDRIDGE'
ed.baldridge@newssun.com
AVON PARK The Avon
Park City Council was given
an update of its budget on
Monday night, and the news
was good, according to
Finance Director Renee
Green.
"We are in good shape.
Most of the departments are
under budget, and cash flow
has increased," Green told
the council, during her
PowerPoint presentation.
Although ad valorem and
sales tax revenue were down,
the city collections were $5.7
million in 2010 from the $5.8
million in 2009 and $6 mil-
lion in 2008, Green stated
that the spending was down
and.that Avon Park was serv-
icing its debt.
Water and Sewer revenues
for the city were up report-
ed at $4,327,212 in 2010, up
$579,651 from the
$3,747,561 in 2009.
The reason for the
increase, according to Green,
was due to the new billing
structure with those utilities
and the adage of a septage
dumping service at the water
treatment plant, which
brought in an additional
$61,645 so far in the last
quarter of 2010.
Additionally, a $167,250
capacity fee from the North
Central Heights housing
development added to the
revenue increases in 2010.
Solid waste held steady,
Green said, staying just
ahead of the expenses, which
is what an enterprise fund is
designed to do.
The only area within the
city budget that was still run-
ning a deficit was the Avon
Park Executive Airport.
Airport revenue, including
grants, was down to
$310,003 in 2010 from the
$719,555 in 2009, while the
fund ran a $403,038 cash
deficit in 2010.
The poor economy not-
withstanding, Avon Park was
able to service its debt over
the past five years, decreas-
ing what was owed by 44
See AP, page 6A


Lake Placid to rewrite

water needs plan


By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY
christopher.tuffley@newssun.com
LAKE PLACID -
Working with the Central
Florida Regional Planning
Council, the Lake Placid
Town Council is writing the
town's future land use plan,
including a 10 year water sup-
ply element. This is a routine,
if complicated process.
The water portion as pre-
sented, however, runs to 58
pages. It includes, town attor-
ney Bert Harris Jr. said
Monday night, unnecessary,
often out-dated information.
He strongly recommended


editing the document.
Council member Ray
Royce agreed that a machete
would be useful.
Council member Steve
Bastardi slightly disagreed.
He said a chain saw was in
order.
In any case, the document
was turned over to town plan-
ner Sue Bushans to be rewrit-
ten.
The point of examining
future water needs, sources
and costs is so a community
will have the necessary sup-
See LAKE, page 7A


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News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS
Miss Highlands County contestants Morgan Kohl (left) and Julie Kirsch
stand in anticipation Saturday evening awaiting the announcement of this
year's winner. Kirsch was named 2011 Miss Highlands County, while Kohl
took home first runner-up.


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Samaritan's Touch Care Center

announces new executive director


Special to the News-Sun
SEBRING Samaritan's
Touch Care Center has
recently experienced an
exciting transition in leader-
ship, Founder Diana Furr has
retired and Rachel Nawrocki
has taken on the role of
Executive Director. STCC
provides Highlands County
uninsured, needy families
with access to complete, high
quality medical care as an
expression of God's unfailing
love.
"Rachel Nawrocki is a
highly qualified leader that
will take STCC into the
future," said Kim Schlosser,
president of the STCC Board
of Directors. "Rachel has
actively stepped into her new
role as executive director.
We will certainly miss Diana,
who served since its incep-
tion. We all wish Diana the


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 decision 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. 14:
Frednel Cetoute, 29, of
Orlando, was charged on
out-of-county warrant for
driving while license sus-
pended or revoked, habit-
ual offender.
Fernando De La Cruz,
26, of Avot Park, was
charged for possession of
drug equipment and/or
use; operating motor vehi-
cle without valid driver
license; and possession of
cocaine.
Anthony Roshelle
Hands, 33, of Mosspoint,
Miss., was charged with
possession of cannabis,
two counts.
Michael Cedric
McGowan, 55, of Avon
Park, was charged with
contributing to the
dependency or delinquen-
cy of a minor; resisting
officer, obstruction with-
out violence; possession
of cocaine; and posses-
sion of controlled sub-
stance without prescrip-
tion.
Tracy Lee Mercer, 39,
of Avon Park, was charged
with possession of drug
equipment and/or use;
assault on officer, fire-
fighter, E.M.T., etc.; pos-
session of controlled sub-
stance without prescrip-
tion; and grand theft.
Richard Delpha Sauve,
53, of Sebring, was
charged with smuggling
contraband or introducing
into detention facility; pos-
session of drug equipment
and/or use; possession of
marijuana, not more than
20 grams; and driving
while license suspended,
first offense.
James William Smith,
48, of Lake Placid, was
charged for withholding
support, non-support of
children or spouse.
Bobby Lynn Starks, 44,
of Sebring, :was charged
for driving while license
suspended, first offense.
Ulysses Taylor, 38,,of
Sebring, was charged for
domestic violence or bat-
tery, touch or strike; and
damaging property, crimi-
nal mischief.
* Joshua Warner Voy, 27,
of Sebring, was charged
Continued on page 8A


very best in her decision to
retire and travel with her hus-
band, Bud. We would also
like to thank Bud Furr for his
many years of legal leader-
ship donated to STCC."
Nawrocki has a master of
science in management and a
bachelor of arts in organiza-
tional management. She lives
in Sebring with her husband
and three children. Her hus-
band, Zbigniew Nawrocki, is
the Ancillary Services
Director at Florida Hospital
Heartland Medical Center.
Rachel also volunteers as a
court appointed Guardian Ad
Litem, and devotes much of
her time volunteering as a
sports coach at the Highlands
County YMCA. She is a
Southern California native
that has lived in Sebring
since 2001.
"It is my privilege to be a


part of this fantastic organi-
zation. Samaritan's Touch
truly is a frontline health care
ministry. We offer care by
meeting the medical. emo-
tional and spiritual needs of
our patients. I am excited to
see what God has in store in
the coming years at STCC."
said Nawrocki.
Samaritan's Touch Care
Center is a 501c3 Christian
humanitarian organization
that provides primary med-
ical care to anyone who is
without medical insurance,
with an income below 200
percent of federal poverty
guidelines. Working with
many physicians and health-
care facilities, STCC's
patients receive complete
healthcare thanks to support-
ers throughout Highlands
County who donate time, tal-
ents, services, and funding.


Rachel Nawrocki has taken
on the role of executive
director of Samaritan's
Touch Care Center.

Since its inception in May of
2007, STCC has provided
donated medical care esti-
mated at over $10 million.
If you wish to contact
STCC for information about
services or volunteering,
they are located at 3015
Herring Ave. in Sebring and
can be reached by phone at
471-1870.


Celebrating Literacy Week


Courtesy photo
Woodlawn Elementary School celebrated Literacy Week, Jan. 24-28. Teachers, as well as
employees from the school board, read to all of the classes. On Thursday the whole cam-
pus stopped what they were doing at 1:30 p.m. and read for 15 minutes. Here are partici-
pants (from left) Dara Johnson, WES reading coach, Connie Scobey, Nina Adams and
Melissa Blackman, assistant principal




AP Mall Festival will be able to


use memorial area this year


By ED BALDRIDGE
ed.baldridge@newssun .com
AVON PARK- The Avon
Park City Council voted 3-2
to allow the chamber of com-
merce to have its annual Mall
Festival, but had some dis-
cussion about allowing the
use of the Mall's veterans'
memorial section for ven-
dors.
The festival is scheduled
for Friday and Saturday,
March 25-26.
The city council decided
last year to prohibit groups
from using the section of the
Mall dedicated for memori-
als, unless it was a memorial
ceremony, in order to express
respect for those who paid
the ultimate sacrifice.
Mayor Sharon Schuler and
Deputy Mayor Brenda Gray
were both on that council,
and voted Monday against
allowing the use of that spe-
cific section for a festival.
The council decided to
address all of the chamber's
requests as one item for a
vote.
The total request package
included all of the traditional
requests of allowing the fes-
tival on the Mall, closing part
of County Road 64, waiving
the ordinance to allow RVs
to park in the downtown
area, closing the cross-overs


and allowing the chamber to
use the section where veter-
ans' memorials are placed for
vendors and foot traffic.
"One thing I would like to
ask the council to reconsider
is to allow us to use the sec-
tion of the Mall with the
memorial," said David
Greenslade, executive direc-
tor of the Avon Park Chamber
of Commerce during the
meeting. "I understand the
respect, and honor that, but
we think it is an opportunity
for folks to walk through that
section of the Mall. We are
not going to do anything to
disgrace it, or any part of the
Mall," Greenslade said.
Greenslade and Assistant
City Manager Maria
Sutherland told the council
that that section was needed
for the festival because of the
water and electricity utilities
installed.
"We spent an extra
$17,000 more on the electri-
cal there. There is a ton of
electrical there," Sutherland
said.
Additionally, Greenslade
stated that the use of the extra
crossovers allowed vendors
to park trailers on the streets
instead of on the grass.
Greenslade also said that
several church groups wanted
to support the Mall Festival


Clarification


In the Sunday edition of
the News-Sun, it was report-
ed that five Wauchula city
commissioners were
removed from office by Gov.
Rick Scott based on confir-
mation from the Wauchula
city clerk.
Clarification from Scott's
office on Monday shows that
just one commissioner was
removed by executive order
11-28 and the other commis-
sioners resigned, according
to Andy Gonzalez, Office of
Communications for the
governor.
Some of the information
used in the News-Sun's


report was taken from jour-
nalist Jason Geary and The
Ledger in Lakeland.
Additionally, the News-
Sun would like to credit the
following sources for contri-
butions to the story:
www.brechner.org;
www.topix.com:
www.wikio.com; www.blog-
gingcanadians.ca;
www.priceyourmovers.com:
accesstoinfo.blogspot.com;
ufdc.ufl.edu; www.blogcata-
log.com:
www.123people.com
The News-Sun appreciates
the opportunity to set the
record straight.


by performing during the
event, and that the section
with the flagpole would
make an excellent spot for
those performances.
Schuler and Gray made it
clear that they supported the

See MALL, page 3A


COMMUNITY BRIEFS


MOAA to install
new officers on
Saturday
SEBRING New offi-
cers for the South Central
Florida Military Officers
Association of America
(MOAA) will be formally
installed for the coming
year on Saturday in cere-
monies being held at the
Military Sea Services
Museum in Sebring.
Installing the 2011 offi-
cers will be retired Army
Col. Barry Wright, present-
ly the deputy director for
council and chapter affairs
based in MOAA
Headquarters in
Alexandria, Va.
Col. Wright was com-
missioned a second lieu-
tenant in the infantry from
the Middle Tennessee
University ROTC in 1974.
As an infantry officer, he
served in a variety of staff
positions and commanded
infantry units from compa-
ny to battalion level.
He also served more
than nine years in person-
nel assignments from
brigade to theatre level in a
variety of Army and joint
commands. His last
assignment before retire-
ment was at the National
War University in
Washington, DC. Before
joining MOAA, he was an
instructor and course direc-
tor at the Army Force
Management School at
Fort Belvoir, Va.
"We are indeed honored
to have Col. Wright install
our 2011 officers and to
have him speak concerning
the changes being made in
our armed forces" said
retired Air Force Col. Roy
P. Whitton, presently the
local MOAA chapter presi-
dent.
All MOAA members and
their spouses are invited to
the luncheon but reserva-
tions are a must.
Reservations may be made
by calling Capt. Lou
Brough at 655-2344 or
Col. Whitton at (863) 659-
4170 no later than
Thursday.

SFCC MOFAC Third
Thursday to
feature Guy LaBree
AVON PARK South
Florida Community
College's Museum of
Florida Art and Culture
(MOFAC) will hold a
Third Thursday program,


"Guy LaBree: Barefoot
Artist of the Florida
Seminoles," at 1 p.m. on
Thursday at SFCC
MOFAC. Highlands
Campus.
Carol Mahler will dis-
cuss her book that records
the challenges which Guy
LaBree has confronted to
present the Seminole point
of view in his paintings of
Seminole legend, culture,
and history. A book signing
will follow the presenta-
tion.
Third Thursdays at
MOFAC is a series that
will enhance and inspire
the publicfs perspective on
Florida art and culture.
Each program focuses on a
different MOFAC exhibit.
The program is held every
third Thursday of the
month, is open to the pub-
lic, and is free.
For more information,
contact Mollie Doctrow,
MOFAC curator, at 784-
7240. SFCC MOFAC is
located at the Highlands
Campus, on the east wing
of the SFCC Auditorium.

Highlands
Hammock needs
volunteers
SEBRING Highlands
Hammock State Park is
looking for a person or
couple to volunteer from 9
a.m. to noon Sundays in
the state Civilian
Conservation Corps
Museum in the picnic area.
Volunteers) will greet the
public, answer questions,
distribute literature and
possibly offer tours of the
exhibits if desired.
Contact Dorothy L.
Harris at 634-7695 or the
Ranger Station at 386-6094
for more information.

Fair to have
Veterans and
Military Personnel
Day today
SEBRING The
Highlands County Fair
posted their schedule,
which lists the "Military
Personnel and Veterans
Day" will be today.
With proper identifica-
tion, the veterans and mili-
tary personnel will be
admitted with a $3 dis-
count. Military personnel
should show their military
identification card.
Veterans can display their
Continued on page 5A


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Nev,,s-Sun Wednesday. February 16. 2011


Scott to state
workers: It's
all about
private jobs
Associated Press
TALLAHASSEE -
Gov. Rick Scott is telling
the state employees
whose jobs may be
among the most vulnera-
ble that he's all about cre-
ating private sector jobs.
Scott visited the
Department of
Community Affairs. the
agency whose functions
he hopes to move under
the Department of
Environmental
Protection, and later took
questions Tuesday from
employees who were
clearly worried about
their jobs.
He said he'd try to help
anyone whose job is lost
find another elsewhere in
government. He also said
the state needs to cut
down on rules and regula-
tions to attract companies
to Florida.

State Farm seeks
rate hikes
TALLAHASSEE -
Insurance giant State
Farm is back before
Florida insurance regula-
tors asking for significant
increases in homeowners
premiums.
State Farm Florida pre-
sented its case at a public
rate hearing Tuesday. The
insurer seeks a hike of
nearly 28 percent in
homeowners policies. The
company is also asking
for a hike of nearly 96
percent for coverage that
protects against multiple
perils for businesses and
homes or combines prop-
erty and liability coverage
in one policy.
Multiperil coverage
could also include protec-
tion against sinkhole
claims.


Midway lights up the night at the Fair


News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS
The midway is alive with activity Saturday evening during the 74th annual Highlands County Fair in Sebring. The fair is
open daily through Saturday.



NASA chief: Giffords welcome at husband's launch


Associated Press
WASHINGTON NASA's chief
expressed hope Monday that Rep.
Gabrielle Giffords will be able to attend
her husband's shuttle launch in two
months amid new signs of progress for
the wounded congresswoman.
Astronaut Mark Kelly has said he
expects his wife to be well enough to be
at Cape Canaveral, Fla., for his launch of
the space shuttle Endeavour, although
her doctor says it's too early to say.
"I think it would be tremendous for the
crew, tremendous for all of us in the
NASA family to have her do that .
tremendous for the nation when you get
right down to it," NASA Administrator
Charles Bolden told The Associated
Press in Washington on Monday.
Bolden said Monday that he was
"happy to approve" Kelly's decision to
fly. Kelly resumed training last week at
Johnson Space Center in Houston while


Giffords continues rehab at a hospital in
the same city. Kelly is commander of
Endeavour's-final voyage, which is slat-
ed for April 19.
Bolden said Giffords would be treated
"like a normal spouse" if she could go to
Florida, even though she's also the rank-
ing Democrat on the committee that
oversees the space 'agency.
"When he says Gabby would want him
to fly that's what he means," said Bolden.
"She understands the importance of what
we do."
Giffords was gravely wounded when
she was shot in the head during a shoot-
ing rampage in Tucson, Ariz., that killed
six and injured 12 others. After two
weeks in intensive care, she was moved
to Houston, where her family and staff
have reported in recent days that she can
walk the halls of the hospital holding
onto a cart and can mouth the words to
simple songs.


NASA's Bolden said he hasn't seen or
talked with Giffords. He said he's talked
to Kelly a number of times and told him:
"Please give her a hug from me and whis-
per in her ear that we love her."
Kelly said in an interview broadcast
Monday on NBC that he can ask his wife
questions and she can respond.
Kelly said she is working so hard that
her speech therapist, who only a few days
ago was trying to get her to talk more, is
now asking Giffords to slow down and
make sure she hears the question before
giving an answer.
As an example, Kelly recounted a time
when the therapist had three cards on a
table, showing George W. Bush,
President Barack Obama and George
Washington.
"Before she was asked a question,
she'd picked up the card and held it up
and said 'George Bush,'" Kelly told
NBC's Brian Williams.


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Festival

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festival, but both
expressed their concern
about having vendors in
an area reserved for
memorializing veterans.
"As far as the memori-
al section of the Mall, it
was passed by a previous
council, and if any of this
council wants to change
it, it is up to them,"
Schuler said.
"I have to make a state-
ment here. I don't have a
problem with the festival
on the Mall, but I object
to the permission to park
vehicles, tents, whatever
on that section of the
Mall," Gray said.
"I have a little frown
against using the veter-
an's section for that stuff.
We voted on this to insure
that no one set up a sta-
tionary area there. To
walk by there is fine. I
don't mind them on the
road, but I don't like
things set up on that sec-
tion." Gray said.
Council members
Parke Sutherland, Terry
Heston and Paul Miller
voted for allowing the
chamber on the memorial
section.
"I have no problem
with it," Heston said after
making the motion to
approve the request.

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News-Sun Wednesday, February 16, 2011


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F ans make a
difference, no
doubt about
it.
Ask any player or coach,
and you will find that the
fans, those both supporting
and opposing, can make a
difference in the outcome of
a sporting event, especially at
the high school level.
The roar of the crowd and
the energy that is shared can
often buoy up the players,
especially at critical
moments or turning points in
a game. And there is definite-
ly a feedback loop when a
player makes a steal or cre-
ates a turnover.
A good game is one where
the fans come away emotion-
ally drained and physically
tired.
Texas A&M University has
a section of their football sta-


All need to work together to
save Everglades NWR
Editor:
I had the opportunity to attend and
speak at U.S. Fish and Wildlife
Services public meeting about the pro-
posed Everglades Headwaters National
Wildlife Refuge (NWR) on Feb. 4 in
Sebring. A dynamic group of people
attended, and it was clear that people
want to see the land, water and lifestyle
preserved. However, there was sincere
concern and fear of the unknown.
My wife and I live next door to the
"Ding" Darling NWR, and I am the
vice president of the "Ding" Darling
Wildlife Society, a citizen-based volun-
teer group that supports the refuge. We
partner with U.S. Fish and Wildlife
Service to provide service for visitors,
who greatly impact our local economy.
Refuges provide wonderful opportu-
nities for recreation. Annually, almost
800,000 people visit "Ding" Darling
NWR for boating, fishing, birding and
wildlife viewing, interpretive programs,
environmental education opportunities
and other recreational uses. The refuge
helps drive our local economy; every
federal dollar spent to manage "Ding"
Darling generates more than $30 in
local recreational expenditures. Not a
bad return on investment, and I antici-
pate the proposed Everglades
Headwaters NWR will also generate
much in local economic activity.
The Sanibel economy will also bene-
fit from the proposed Everglades
Headwaters NWR and Conservation
Area. The wildlife and recreational
opportunities at "Ding" Darling are
dependent on clean, fresh water coming
down the Caloosahatchee River. We
have experienced devastating effects of
polluted water from upstream.
Preserving these upstream landscapes
will protect and improve water quality
north of Lake Okcechobee. This will
improve our water quality and water
flow and positively impact the sport-
fishing industry, a major economic
driver on the island.
The proposal will eventually author-
ize an acquisition boundary, within
which willing sellers would have an
option to preserve their land for future
generations, through either an outright
sale of their land or by the placement
of a conservation easement over their
land, thereby taking away the ability to
develop the land. By selling only
development rights the landowner
would receive cash and continue to live
on and work the land.
To those of us living downriver, this
is the kind of cost sharing we can sup-
port. Since all of the land proposed to
be included in the refuge and conserva-
tion area will come from current pri-
vate land, no access that is currently
enjoyed on public lands will change. In
fact by purchasing private land, access
will be increased for fishing and hunt-
ing.
The proposed Everglades Headwaters
NWR is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to
protect this wonderful land, water and


dium named "The 12th Man"
showing that the crowd plays
as large a role as the 11 play-
ers on the field.
The Avon Park High
School boys basketball play-
ers have proven that they
have the moxie to move onto
the regional playoffs again
this year, and the hopes are to
go to Lakeland for the state
finals. They could go out
cold, with no support from
the bleachers, and they still
have the talent and the heart
to win.
But ask anyone of them,
and they will tell you that it
is the fans that make a differ-
ence.
Especially in Avon Park.
"We have some of the best
fans around," senior Avierre
Conner told newspapers after
the district win.
Looking into the stands
throughout the season, there


TODAY'S EDITORIAL


Fans can make


a difference


has always been familiar
faces to support the boys on
the road and at home.
"They travel with us
everywhere," Conner added.
It is important to remem-
ber that every fan makes a
difference, so the News-Sun
is encouraging all to join in
the effort to help build the
excitement and support the
Avon Park Red Devils as they
make their second run in two
years to the state playoffs on


lifestyle. Please let us all work together
to make it a reality.
John McCabe
Vice President
"Ding" Darling Wildlife Society

Looking for places to 'buy
American'
Editor:
Guess people do read some of my
articles that I submit to the News-Sun
office. As a result of last Wednesday's
article, I have received two phone calls
both asking me the same question,
"Where can I go to buy American?"
Realizing that I may have opened a
Pandora's Box, I have decided to make
a canvas of several of the well-patron-
ized establishments in Sebring to see if
I can produce an answer to the ques-
tions.
Since I have a pretty rough time
walking around it my take a little while
to complete my survey so keep reading
the paper and I will get back to you
soon.
Woodie Jackson
Sebring

Student looking for some
Florida items
Editor:
Dear wonderful citizens of Florida,
my name is'Anna Clarrington. I am
doing a fifth-grade state report for
school. The state I was dying to pick
was Florida, the Sunshine State. The
other reason I am writing this letter is
because I would be so grateful for
some things from Florida.
A fifth-grade state report is some-
thing where you get things from a dif-
ferent state and you research about it.
Florida is the coolest state. I live in a
small town called Conway in


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Thursday night against
regional nemesis Tampa
Catholic.
The moms, dads and aunts
and uncles will be there. We
hope much of the community
will be, too.
It will certainly make a dif-
ference.
The game starts at 7:30
p.m. Thursday in the Red
Devil gym, and is sure to be
an exciting one.


Washington state. As you can see, we
live a long way from Florida.
I don't want to be greedy. It would
mean a lot to me if you send maybe a
license plate or maybe some souvenirs.
Just nothing alive please. Something
about Florida please. I would love it.
Maybe something flat!
Thank you for supporting my ideas.
It means a lot to me. I also get a grade
on this I hope it is an A. I look for-
ward to maybe some time in my life
coming to the wonderful state of
Florida.
Thank you, Floridians!
Anna Clarrington
Conway School
Ms. del Bosque's class
19710 SR 534
Mount Vernon, WA 98274

Bouquet
Cracker Trail appreciates
Winn Dixie's help
Editor:
The Cracker Trail Elementary Staff
would like to extend a huge thank you
to the Avon Park and Sebring Winn
Dixie stores. The managers of these
stores helped make our PBiS (Postive
Behavior Support) Kickball Incentive
Event a success with their customer
service that went above and beyond the
everyday.
These stores went out of their way to
round up more than 800 popsicles from
two different store sites and then had
them frozen and ready for pickup with-
in 24 hours of the request. This was
truly a remarkable display of care for
the community and service with a
smile.
Cheryl Vermilye
Cracker Trail Elementary School


In the year of 7


billion, 8 is enough


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SCOTT DRESSEL
Editor
Ext. 516
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DAN HOERNE
Sports Editor
Ext. 528
daniel.hoehne@newssun.comn


This fall, probably in late
October, human population
will exceed 7 billion people.
Yet, on this score, the young
adults of today's world have
an unprecedented hope. For
the first time in modern his-
tory global population stabi-
lization is possible within
our lifetimes.
United Nations calcula-
tions show that if global fer-
tility settles at 1.4 children
per women within a few
decades, down from today's
average of 2.6, our planet's
rapid population growth
could completely halt by
2045, at just over 8 billion.
That is only 34 years away.
Yes, those are cries of joy
you hear. They come from
the multitude of species on
the brink of human-induced
extinction, from the atmos-
phere our expanding civi-
lizations are force-feeding
mass quantities of carbon
and other pollutants, and
from oceans choked with
plastic.
More importantly, though,
listen to the sighs of hope
coming from women and
young girls all over the plan-
et.
In far too many areas of
the world, women and girls
remain second class citizens:
denied access to education,
sold into marriage at
obscenely young ages and
surviving without adequate
health care. These are tragic
circumstances, stunting the
human potential of the
affected women and girls.
Such gross unfairness also
denies them control of the
number of children they
choose to bear. Instead, their
reproductive liberties are
sacrificed to lack of avail-
ability of contraceptive serv-
ices and information, the
absence of reproductive
health care and overt spousal
domination.
This woeful situation also
contributes to our world's
rapid population growth.
When women are denied the
ability to control their fertili-
ty, the outcome is unavoid-
able: more births than other-
wise would have been.
Currently, there are 228,000
more births than deaths
every day on Earth. This
nearly incomprehensible
pace leads to an additional 1
million people on the planet
every 5 days.
Each of these additional
million humans have rights
to basic resources, such as
food, clothing and shelter -
and most will aspire to use
much more. It is the Earth,


Guest
Column
Joe Bish

already hemorrhaging in
environmental distress,
which is asked to yield up
these extra provisions and
store the waste products of
our many billions of people,
day in and day out.
There is good news, how-
ever. A virtuous circle is
available to remedy to all
these interconnected woes.
The first step is an inter-
national commitment to win
greater human rights for the
oppressed women and girls
of the world. As a secondary
benefit, such victories are
known to slow population
growth. In turn, stabilization
at 8 billion will be more
likely, making our environ-
mental challenges easier to
solve.
If instead we allow the
status quo, and leave the
women of the world aban-
doned without educational
opportunities, health care
and access to contraceptive
information and services, we
will have morally failed
them. We will also have left
them unable manage their
fertility. In that case, says
the U.N., the year 2045 will
not bring stabilization at 8
billion. Rather it will bring
the 10.3 billionth human,
with a still rapidly growing
population reaching 11 bil-
lion just 5 years later.
Unfortunately, here in the
United States, the new U.S.
Congress seems more inter-
ested in returning to misogy-
nist dark ages than leading
the planet to a sustainable
future. They are threatening
the solvency of the
International Planned
Parenthood Federation and
toying with draconian limita-
tions on health insurance
coverage related to abortion
rights. Every indication is
that they will also attempt to
destroy international aid pro-
grams that help women plan
their families and raise
healthy children around the
world.
If they succeed, the hopes
and dreams of women and
girls, environmentalists and
the broad human family will
be dashed.

Joe Bish coordinates the Global
Population Speak Out, a yearly
global grassroots initiative draw-
ing attention to the challenges
the current size and growth of
human population creates for a
sustainable environmental
future. He can be reached at
jbish@populationinstitute.org.


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News-Sun + Wednesday. February 16. 2011


Shuffleboard for cancer research


Courtesy photo
Bob Wynns, chair of the Tanglewood Shuffleboard Committee, said everyone who partici-
pated on Feb. 1 was a winner. They had fun and raised $305 for cancer research. Here,
John Gallenberger takes careful aim as partner Lucie Forget looks on.



COMMUNITY BRIEFS


Continued from page 2A
VA identification card, mili-
tary retired card, member-
ship card for any veterans
organization, or a copy of
their DD 214. The trained
volunteers at the gate will
know which identification to
accept.
The evening events
include the midway shows
and rides, as well as the
exhibit buildings, livestock
and small animal barn dis-
plays.

Two speakers on the
Istokpoga Watershed
LAKE PLACID The
Friends of Istokpoga will
hold its 2011 winter general
membership meeting and
election of board of directors
for 2011 at the Lorida
Community Center at 7 p.m.
Thursday. There will also be
two speakers for the
evening..
The speakers for the
evening will be Joe Collins,
board member of South
Florida Water Management
District, and Joe Decerbo,
manager of Spring Lake
Improvement District.
Collins will give information
about SFWMD plans for the
future of the Okeechobee
basin, with a focus on Lake
Istokpoga. Decerbo will give
an update about plans for
improvements to the water
discharged into Arbuckle
Creek by Spring Lake. There
will also be representatives
from other agencies 6n hand
to take questions: Clell Ford,
Highlands County Lakes
manager, and Steve Gornak,
Fish and Wildlife
Commission.
New individuals are need-
ed to serve on the board of
directors. To run for office
contact the Friends of :
Istokpoga or attend this
meeting. New ideas are
always needed as well as
help in running the organiza-
tion.
There will be refreshments
served beginning at 6:45
p.m. There will also be a
membership table to pay
2011 dues.

LPPD offers CPR
class
LAKE PLACID The
Lake Placid Police
Department, 8 N. Oak Ave.,
will have an American Heart
Association CPR Class at
5:30 p.m. today and an
American Heart Association
First Aid Class at 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday, March 16.
Further details can be
found on the department's
Web page at
www.LPPD.com.
CPR certification is good
for two years. The First Aid
certification is good for
three years. Classes are $30
for CPR or First Aid or $50
for both.
Pre-registration at the
Police Department is
required. Funds are used to
purchase police equipment.

RPAC meets
Thursday
SEBRING There will
be a Recreation and Parks
Advisory Committee meet-
ing at 2 p.m. Thursday in the
Sports Complex, Concession


Building at 216 Sheriff's
Tower Road. The public is
invited to attend.

West Sebring VFD
plans chicken
barbecue
SEBRING The West
Sebring Volunteer Fire
Department will hold its
36th annual barbecue from
11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday,
Feb. 26. Cost per dinner is
$7.
Dinners include one-half
chicken, beans, coleslaw,
roll and beverage.
The barbecue will be held
at Station 9 at 2300
Longview Court off the
Sebring Parkway. Delivery
service is available for
orders of 25 or more. For
more information, call 386-
6052.

Democratic Party
meets Thursday
SEBRING The
Highlands County
Democratic Party and
Democratic Executive
Committee will hold its
monthly meeting at 7 p.m.
Thursday at party headquar-
ters, 4216 Sebring Parkway
(Alligator Pack and Ship
mall next to Ruby
Tuesdays.
This will be animportant
meeting for organizing for
the 2012 election and all
precinct representatives must
attend. Democratic party
members, prospective
Democratic party members
and those interested in learn-
ing more about the
Democratic Party agenda are
welcome to attend.

Stewart to speak at
Voters League
SEBRING Highlands
County Commissioner
Barbara Stewart will speak
to the Voters League
Thursday at its regular
monthly meeting. She plans
to bring the group up to date
on the county budget.
When it comes to the
county government, mem-
bers understand that many
property values have
dropped, so has the ad val-
orem tax revenue the county
receives. As consumers
switch from purchasing
wants to just needs, we
understand that the sales tax
revenue the county receives
diminishes as well. How will
the county government react
to this reduction of revenue.
Will some "standard" esses-
tial services be deemed non-
essential? Will some core
services be dropped?
There are many concerns


and questions that will hope-
fully be addressed Thursday.
The public is invited. The
meeting starts at 6 p.m. with
dutch treat dinner at 5 p.m.
at Homer's Restaurant.

Events planned at
lodges, posts
AVON PARK
The American Legion
Post 69 will have karaoke by
Double D (call for times)
today. For details and menu
selection, call 453-4553.
LAKE PLACID
The Lake Placid Moose
Lodge 2374 will host
karaoke with Wild Bill from
5:30-8:30 p.m. today. Music
by Franke will be from 6-10
p.m. Thursday. For details
and menu selections, call
465-0131.
The VFW 3880 will have
Sock Hop music with Big
Freddie at 5:30 p.m. today.
A Post meeting is set for
7:30 p.m. Thursday. For
details and menu selections,
call 699-5444.

Woman's Club plans
Bunco party
SEBRING The GFWC
Woman's Club of Sebring
will host a Bunco party
today at 4260 Lakeview
Drive. The fun game starts at
12:30 p.m.; cost is $3, which
includes dessert.
Call 402-5631 or 471-
3737 for reservations and
information.

SHS Art Club plans
Soup Up the Arts
SEBRING Sebring
High School Art Club pres-
ents the Ninth Annual Soup
Up the Arts from 4:30-7 p.m.
Thursday in the school cafe-
teria. Cost is $10 per person
to benefit Alex Barajas of
Lake Placid High School and
Senior Art Scholarships.
For information, e-mail
vandams@ highlands.k12.fl.u
s or call 471-5500, ext. 289.

NARFE meets
Thursday
SEBRING NARFE
Chapter 288 of Highlands
County will meet Thursday
at Homer's Smorgasbord in
Sebring Square. Lunch is at
11 a.m., followed by the
speaker and business meet-
ing at noon. The guest
speaker will be Suzanne
Crews, R.N. from Florida
Hospital, speaking on
"Diabetes the Silent
Killer."
All current and retired
federal employees (and
spouses) are invited to
attend.


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OBITUARIES


DOROTHY MAE
SIMPSON
Dorothy Mae Simpson.
84. of Sebring. Fla.. passed
away Friday. Feb. 11, 2011
in Sebring. She was born
Nov. 4. 1926. to Grover and
Aletha (Crutchfield)
Johnson in Sebring and had
been a lifelong resident. She
was chief operator for
United Telephone Company,
retiring in 1985 after 45
years of service, and was a
member of First Baptist
Church of Sebring and the
United Telephone Pioneers.
She was preceded in
death by her husband of 41
years, Rudolph Simpson,
and one grandson. She is
survived by her daughters,
Dorothy J. Manzi,
Lakeland, Beth Weddle,
New Orleans, La. and Sue
Sawyer of Sebring; sisters,
Dr. Alice King, Lakeland,
Fla. and Mary Esther
Metheny, Avon Park, Fla.;
eight grandchildren, 12
great-grandchildren and two
great-great-grandchildren.
A funeral service will
take place at 2:30 p.m. on
Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011 at
Stephenson-Nelson Funeral
Home, Sebring, with Rev.
Chuck Lauver officiating.
The family will receive


friends the hour preceding
the service, beginning at
1:30 p.m. Interment at
Pinecrest Cemetery will be
immediately following the
service. Arrangements have
been entrusted to:
Stephenson-Nelson
Funeral Home
Sebring, Florida 33870
863-385-0125
www.stephensonnelsonhfh.com

ELNORA M. STEVENS
Elnora M. Stevens, 89. of
Sebring, Fla. died Monday,
Feb. 14, 2011 at her resi-
dence. She was born in
Evansville, Ind., and gradu-
ated from St. Mary's School
of Nursing at Evansville,
Ind. She was a former
Registered Nurse at Walker
Memorial Hospital, Avon
Park and then did private
duty nursing.
She was preceded in
death by a son, Sherby Allen
Hart; and is survived by her
loving family, husband, Dr.
James R. Stevens, Sebring;
son, Robert L. Hart, Ocala,
Fla.; a sister, Vernett Sallie,
Sebring; six grandchildren,
14 great-grandchildren and
three great-great grandchil-
dren.
Visitation will be from 11
to noon and 4-5 p.m.


Wednesday, Feb. 16 at
Morris Funeral Chapel.
Service will be at 10 a.m.
Thursday, Feb. 17 at Grace
Bible Church, 4453
Thunderbird Road, Sebring.
Entombment will follow at
Lakeview Memorial
Gardens, Avon Park.
Condolences may be
expressed at www.morrisfiiu-
neralchapel.com.
Morris Funeral Chapel
Sebring, Florida 33870
863-385-0101

Death Notice
Betty J. Haynes, 88, of
Sebring died Feb. 13, 2011
in Sebring.
Arrangements are being
handled by the Dowden
Funeral Home, Sebring.

Marilyn Joyce
Kinnunen, 54, of Lake
Placid died Feb. 11,2011 in
Lake Placid.
Arrangements are being
handled by the Dowden
Funeral Home, Sebring.

Norman B. Suever, 88,
of Sebring died Feb. 12,
2011 in Sebring.
Arrangements are being
handled by Stephenson-
Nelson Funeral Home,
Sebring.


Social Security payroll taxes. In 2011, you
receive one credit for each $1,120 of earn-
ings, up to the maximum of four credits per
year. Most people need 10 years of work (40
credits) to be eligible for retirement bene-
fits.The number of credits needed for dis-
ability benefits depends on how old you are
when you become disabled. In most cases,
about 10 years of work is needed for a
worker's family to qualify for survivors
benefits.
You can find a detailed chart that shows
how many credits you need in How You
Earn Credits, available at www.socialsecuri-
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Miss Highlands County third runner-up Caitlyn Johnson (from left); Miss Highlands County first runner-up Morgan Kohl;
Miss Highlands County 2011 Julie Kirsch; Junior Miss Highlands County 2011 Laura Arumugam; Miss Highlands County
second runner-up Rebecca Luepschen and Miss Highlands County fourth runner-up Chelsea Caldwell.


Kirsch wins Miss

Highlands title
Continued from page 1A
no different.
"If you could change one thing about the
world what would it be and why?" Woods
asked. After a couple seconds Kirsch replied,
"I would give the other nations that aren't as
well off better education, fresh water and the
love that is in Highlands County."
Miss Highlands County fourth runner-up
was Cheslea Caldwell, third runner-up was
Caitlyn Johnson, second runner-up was
Rebecca Luepshcen and first runner-up was
Morgan Kohl, but it was Kirsch that took the
crown.
After the celebration of Kirsh's win, several
members of her family and her good friends
were thrilled to congratulate her on the
accomplishment. Kirsh's boyfriend, SHS sen-
ior Josh Heflan, was one of the excited faces
that night.
"She looks so beautiful and she did such a
great job. I'm so proud of her," Heflan said.
Kirsh will receive a $1,000 college scholar-
ship or entry to Miss Florida USA, and a tiara,
sash and silver tray all provided by Highlands
County Fair .\.u-'ciation Kirsh will also
ieceoe e ee',erIl other ei ic- ,nd gila fr-om
the pageant sponsors and local businesses.
Cady Bronson was crowned Little Miss
Highlands County on Monday evening while
Jr. Miss Highlands County, Laura Arumugam,
took the crown on Friday.


Courtesy photo by Mountain Top
Cady Bronson was named Little Miss Highlands County on
Monday evening in Sebring.


Courtesy Photo by Mountain Top
Laura Arumugam was named 2011 Junior Miss Highlands County Friday
night.


News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS
Youngsters from Attitudes Dance Studio entertain guests,
while judges tabulate the score Saturday evening in Sebring.


AP budget

in good

shape
Continued from page 1A
percent, Green said.
Audited numbers show
that the city's debt has
decreased from $5,752,988 in
2009 to $3,734,643 in 2010.
Another area of concern,
Green said, was the amount
of liens and charges accumu-
lated by code enforcement.
Looking forward, Green
told the council that ad val-
orem tax collections is esti-
mated to drop another 10 per-
cent based on estimates from
Highlands County Tax
Appraiser Raymond
McIntyre. The city is also
looking at losing recreation
funding from the county, but
the city should be able to
continue to pay down its
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Approximately 300 people turned out to hear a presentation on the future for Florida growers in the biofuel industry. It
was held at a USCJO farm on County Road 710, which currently grows two popular alternative energy plants.

Biofuels hold promising future, speakers say


Continued from page 1A
'the audience.
From the Department of Defense
'Chris Tindal, director of Navy operations
,energy, spoke to the urgent need and
increasing demand for alternative fuels.
"We have got to cut the tether to for-
,eign oil," he said. "Right now they have
,us by the throat."
For example, Bittelman told the audi-
,ence, "We export $1 billion a day to
import the $20 million of oil we con-
sume."
Overall the U.S. imports 52 percent of
the oil it uses.
Tindal added that currently the com-
,mercial airline industry and the
Department of Defense use 1.5 million
barrels of jet fuel a day. Of that amount,
41 percent comes from OPEC oil.
The military is dedicated to shifting
over to alternative fuels -- in particular
the navy and air force.
By 2020, Tindal said, the navy plans
on having created a 50/50 fossil and
alternative fuels mix.
.. By 2016 it plans on sending a "Green
Fleet," including a fighter wing, on a
round-the-world tour. "It's a Wright
Brothers moment," Tindal said.
The other two speakers, Todd
Atkinson, chief of staff for the national
director of the Farm Service Agency, and
Sara Bittelman, senior advisor to the
Secretary of the U. S. Department of
Agriculture, explained some of the pro-
,grams now in place to help growers tran-
sition to the new crops.
Variety is a key component they said.
Particular plants are selected to fit the
local environment.
Here in Florida the top choices,


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Planet Green Solutions, of Fairfield, Fdemonstrated a prototype machine that
converted kenaf- light weight, woody stems about an inch in diameter and cut
into inch long sections into energy.


camelina and kenaf, are non-invasive,
frost resistant, and need only rainfall and
little fertilizer. These plants are ideal for
making jet fuel.
Atkinson emphasized no one wanted
food production to be effected. One of
the foundations of the program is to plant
fallow land or put dead citrus groves
back to work.
Policy planners are trying to avoid a
repeat of the spike in corn prices and
shortages in feed when ethanol came on
the market.
"What we're trying to do is set up a
program that is self-sustaining,"
Bittelman said. "One that is environmen-
tally sound." Lessons from past mis-
takes, she added, have helped, but, she
warned the whole industry is new and a
work in progress. "It's a perfecting


process," she said.
A key element still has to be put into
place processing plants close to pro-
duction fields. Bittelman and Atkinson
described subsidy programs now in place
to help growers make the transition.
In some cases producers may join
forces in a Project Area and gain reim-
bursement costs and cost guarantees.
USCJO is such an organization.
Some growers will qualify for annual
payments or a percentage of their estab-
lishment costs.
Those interested should contact their
local Farm Services Agent for more
information. Or call John Alleyne, direc-
tor of the Highlands County extension
office, at 402-6540 or, Amy Lyons,
USCJO vice-president, at (863) 990-
2490.


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use plan needs trim


Continued from page 1A
ply and infrastructure to
support growth when it
occurs.
Not too lone ago. a
Florida community allowed
development to outstrip sup-
ply. Instead of gushing
faucets. water trickled. It
was that experience that
lead to mandated water
report and plans every 10
years.
Water issues are a crucial
piece of the entire future
land use approval process.
Overall approval by the
state is necessary before
communities can change
particular specifics within
an approved plan.
The council is also con-
cerned that rules from
Tallahassee may change sig-
nificantly with a new gover-
nor in office.


There are unconfirmed
reports that Gov. Rick Scott
may disband the Department
of Community Affairs alto-
gether. The DCA oversees
the future land use process,
As a result, the council
prefers to wait and see what
happens over the next cou-
ple of weeks.
"I expect major changes
at the state level," Royce
said, "We should take it
easy. We shouldn't rush just
to have the world change."
In the meantime, the
regional planning council
and Bushans will work at
rewriting the water propos-
al, while they whittle it
down to size. Basic informa-
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resource alternatives, need-
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Special to the News-Sun
TAMPA The Museum of
Science & Industry will open
its doors for an insect inva-
sion when it hosts Harry's
Big Adventure: My Bug
World! presented by
Terminix Saturday through
Tuesday, May 31. The event
is supported locally by Grow
Financial and Terminix.
The exhibit, which was
developed by national pest
control company Terminix, is
a multisensory experience
that immerses visitors into
the world of bugs. Harry's
Big Adventure: My Bug
World! is hosted by Harry, a
Chinese praying mantis, and
his insect friends. It features
live bugs, video, audio,
games and more and is
designed to give spectators
an up-close view of nature
and a new perspective of the
role insects play in our envi-
ronment.
Tanya Vomacka, vice pres-
ident of marketing and corpo-
rate relations for MOSI, said
"MOSI is thrilled to host
Harry's Big Adventure: My
Bug World! and offer this
type of experience to our
guests and members. This
type of interactive exhibition


is the perfect fit for our sci-
ence center, and we feel it
will offer family fun for
everyone, while also offering
a great educational aspect for
kids and adults alike."
Harry's Big Adventure:
My Bug World! takes visitors
on a unique journey through
the habitats, sights, sounds
and social structures of some
of the ecosystem's smallest,
yet most important, contribu-
tors. Guests get an opportuni-
ty to explore freestanding
habitats like a cropland, for-
est, meadow, swamp and
even a house to see how
insects and arthropods impact
their surroundings, the envi-
ronment and ultimately
human lives.
Special weekend program-
ming will feature a live insect
petting zoo, cricket spitting
competitions, roach races and
a bug chef making tummy-
tickling treats with bugs as
the main ingredients hosted
by Terminix. In addition,
MOSI has other bug-related
events planned throughout
the spring, including, but not
limited to: butterfly expo,
VW Bug car expo, bug chef
cooking competitions, bug
mural art activities and repre-


sentatives from Grow
Financial on-site to sign kids
up for their Bugg Club, a pro-
gram that uses games to teach
children the A-B-C's of sav-
ing and budgeting so they
grow up knowing how to
manage money wisely. The
Bugg Club gives children
many of the resources they
need to learn, and it encour-
ages the habit of saving early
in life by rewarding children
for making regular deposits
to their Youth Savings
Accounts.
"As a company, we've
always worked to advance
the awareness and under-
standing of insects," said
Tom Brackett, Terminix pres-
ident and chief operating
officer.
Harry's Big Adventure:
My Bug World! will be open
during regular 'museum
hours: Monday through
Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and
Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m.
to 6 p.m. Entrance to the
exhibit is included in the
museum admission. For tick-
et and admission informa-
tion, call MOSI at 813-987-
6000 or visit www.mosi.org
for more information and for
IMAX show. times.


Continued from page 2A
for contempt of court for
municipal ordinance violation.
Dale Alan Williams, 19, of
Avon Park, was charged for
aggravated assault with dead-
ly weapon without intent to
kill;, burglary of dwelling,
structure or conveyance; and
no valid driver license.

The following people were
booked into the Highlands
County Jail on Sunday, Feb.
13:
Kristofer Manuel Cordero,
23, of Avon Park, was
charged with battery on offi-
cer, firefighter, E.M.T., etc.;
damaging property, criminal
mischief; and larceny, petit
theft, second degree, first
offense.
Taryn Lynn DaSilva, 20, of
Sebring, was charged with
domestic violence or battery,
touch or strike.
Mallelin Napoles Diaz, 38,
of Sebring, was charged with
producing marijuana,
Schedule I; larceny of utility
service for manufacturer con-
trolled; larceny or grand theft;
trafficking in cannabis, 25
'pounds or more possession
of drug equipment and/or
use.
* Ryan Douglas Eldredge,
26, was charged with domes-
tic violence or battery, touch
or strike.
* Miguel Felipe Fernandez-
Valde, 44, of Sebring, was
charged with manufacturing
cannabis, Schedule I; larceny
of utility service, trafficking
cannabis, excess of 25
pounds or 300 plants; larceny
or grand theft; and posses-
sion of narcotic equipment
and/or use.
* Jose Gonzalez, 19, of
Frostproof, was charged on
an out-of-county-warrant for
no valid driver license.
* Calvin Irions, 54, of
Sebring, was charged with
burglary of unoccupied con-
veyanc.e, unarmed; and dam-
aging property, criminal mis-
chief.
* Eduardo Jimenez-Alvarra,
27, of Sebring, was charged
with operating motor vehicle
without valid driver license.
* Logan Allen Kunz, 30, of
Sebring, was charged for
resisting officer, obstruction
without violence; driving
under the influence of alcohol
or drugs and damaging prop-
erty, two counts; DUI; and hit
and run, leaving scene of
crash involving damage.
* Obed Perez-Verdugo, 28,
of Avon Park, was charged on
detainer for municipal ordi-
nance violation.
* Melchor Ruiz-Sanchez, 35,
of Avon Park, was charged
with driving under the influ-
ence of alcohol or drugs; and
driving with expired license
for more than four months.


The following people were
booked into the Highlands
County Jail on Saturday, Feb.
12.
* Ryan Michael Bateman,
25, of Sebring, was charged
for possession of controlled
substance without prescrip-
tion.
* Miguel A. Caban, 44, of
Avon Park, was charged with
driving under the influence of
alcohol or drugs.
* Christine Marie Carter, 35,
of Sebring, was charged with
driving under the influence of
alcohol or drugs.
* Manuel Catalan-Rios, 19,
of Sebring, was charged for
possession of cocaine; nar-
cotic equipment and/or use;
and possession of marijuana,
not more than 20 grams.
* Kristan Ann Mittelstadt,
21, of Babson Park, was
charged with grand theft.
* Luis Gustavo Ramos, 30,
of Lake Placid, was charged
with detainer for municipal
ordinance violation.
* Andres Diaz Sanchez, 32,
of Avon Park, was charged
with operating motor vehicle
without valid driver license.
* Angela Lee Weatherspoon,
41, of Avon Park, was
charged with damaging prop-
erty, criminal mischief.
* Marquell Daishawn
Williams, 19, of Sebring, was
charged for burglary of unoc-
cupied conveyance, unarmed;
possession of drug, equip-
ment and/or use, two counts;
possession of cocaine; pos-
session of marijuana, not
more than 20 grams, two
counts; resisting officer,
obstruction without violence;
battery on officer, firefighter,
E.M.T., etc.; resisting officer
with violence; and no valid
driver license.
* W.L. Wilson II, 31, of Avon
Park, was charged with driv-
ing while license suspended,
second offense; trespassing;
and resisting or obstructing
officer without violence.

The following people were
booked into the Highlands
County Jail on Friday, Feb. 11:
* Charles Thornton Bailey,
34, of Sebring, was charged


for driving under the influence
of alcohol or drugs.
* Ernest Bruins, 53, of Avon
Park, was charged with con-
tempt of court for failing to
pay child support.
* Dana Lynn Cronin, 45, of
Lake Placid, was charged with
domestic violence or battery,
touch or strike;
* Robert Lee Durham, 57, of
Avon Park, was charged with
domestic violence or battery,
touch or strike.
* Frank Gary Galhan, 21, of
Lake Placid, was charged with
possession of opium or deriv-
ative, with intent to sell, man-
ufacture or deliver; posses-
sion of controlled substance
without prescription; .posses-
sion of marijuana with intent
to sell, manufacture or deliv-
er; trafficking opium or deriv-
ative, four grams to under 30
kilograms; producing mari-
juana, Schedule I; possession
of drug equipment and/or
use; and possession of mari-
juana, over 20 grams.
* Dalton Andrew Goodhue,
19, of Ocala, was charged
with domestic violence or bat-
tery.
* Hector Luis Lugo, 23, of
Sebring, was charged with
driving while license sus-
pended, first offense.
* Federico Melo-Rios, 21, of
Avon Park, was charged for
operating motor vehicle with-
out valid driver license.
* Alvin George Powell, 25, of
Lake Placid, was charged with
possessing marijuana, not
more than 20 grams; posses-
sion of controlled substance
without prescription; posses-
sion of harmful new legend
drug without prescription;
possession of cocaine; and
possession of drug equip-
ment and/or use.
* Phillip Lee Vitelli, 18, of
Sebring, was charged with
possession of marijuana, not
more than 20 grams.
* Michael Anthony Ziglar,
24, of Lake Placid, was
charged for possession of
drug equipment and/or use;
and possession of marijuana,
not more than 20 grams.


News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS
Devern Carlton catches some air Tuesday afternoon during the Jump Rope for Heart
event at Woodlawn Elementary School in Sebring.

Students fight heart disease


Continued from page 1A
many of them have given generously over
the past couple weeks.
"We (the teachers) explained to them that
if every student in America gave just one
penny that thousands of hearts could be
saved," Roman said.
The students were obviously impacted by
the numbers: according to Roman more
than half of the students at Woodlawn had
given not only once but several times to the
fundraiser.
"I was really surprised. This isn't the
highest income school around here, but they
have given so much. It is amazing to see
that," Roman said with a smile.
The Jump Rope for Heart event has been
in place for more than 30 years and raised
more than $810 million for the fight against
heart disease and stroke. The program con-
tinuously teaches young students that
healthy nutrition and physical activity can
help prevent both heart disease and stroke.
The American Heart Association as well
as the American Alliance for Health are
sponsors of the event, but here in Sebring
one local organization contributed to this
great cause.
"Sweetbay provided us with bananas for
snacks for all the kids. The American Heart
Association sent us little toys and trinkets
so we can raffle them off at the end of the
event," Roman said.


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News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS
Second grader Amanda Cruz, 7, leans
into her hula hoop Tuesday afternoon,
while participating in the Jump Rope for
Heart event at Woodlawn Elementary
School in Sebring.


The faculty and students have been
fundraising for the past week and a half and
hope to surpass previous years' goals.
"This is our second year doing Jump
Rope for Heart and last time we raised a lit-
tle over $5,000," Roman said.


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PUBLIC AUCTION: MARCH 11, 2011
AT: 9:00 AM
LOCATION: AVON TOWING, 1102
KERSEY ST. AVON PARK, FL 33825
YEAR MAKE VIN#
1995 FORD 1FALP62W3SH201219
February 16, 2011

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. PC-11-36
Division
IN RE ESTATE OF
ROBERT M. WARRICK
a/k/a ROBERT MARION WARRICK
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(Summary Administration)
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS
AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE:
You are hereby notified that an Order of Sum-
mary Administration has been entered in the es-
tate of Robert M. Warrick a/k/a Robert Marion
Warmck, deceased, File Number PC-11-36, by the
Circuit Court for HIGHLANDS County, Florida, Pro-
bate Division, the address of which is 590 South
Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870; that the
decedent's date of death was August 16th 2009;
tnat the total value of the estate is $7,000.00
and that the names and addresses of those to
whom it has been assigned by such order are:
Name and Address
Robert A Warrick
3440 E Independence
Road Attica, IN 47918

Ronalu o,. Warrick
/04 Grant Street
Wiliamsport. IN 47993
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
wsih this court WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET
FORTH IN SECTION t33.702 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.
Tne late of first publication of this Notice is
February 16th, 2011.
Person Giving Notice:
Robert A. Warrick
3440 E. Independence Road
Attica, IN 47918
Ronald W. Warrick
704 Grant Street
Williamsport, IN 47993
BREED & NUNNALLEE, P.A.
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Telecplone (63) 382-3154
By /s Tnomas L Nunnallee
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February 16, 23, 2011


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF FHE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
V FLORIDA. IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY
Case#: GOC 10-1179
Division:
CARLT RHiEE BENNETT, Personal Representative
ESTFT OF DAVID L. MARSH, deceased,
Piarntifffs)

JOSE I G'NZALES, JR., JENNIFER TABOR, JOSE
I JS GONZALES. SR., WARREN SNYDER and
''iZABFTH SAGER. and STATE OF FLORIDA

NOTICE OF ACTION
y"-ce and Address unknown
u kni.n address. 1570 W. Poinsettia Rd.
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or if any of the aforesaid persons is dead, then his
or her unknown heirs, devisees, legatees or grant-
ees; and any and all other persons or parties
claiming by, though, under or against them; and
all claimants, persons or parties, natural or corpo-
rate, or whose exact legal status, if known, claim-
ing under any of the above named or described
Defendants) or parties or claiming to have any
right, title or interest in and to the lands hereinaf-
ter described as Defendant(s).
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an Action to
foreclose an Agreement for Deed for the following
described property, to wit:
The West 45 feet of Lot 4 and the East 30 feet of
Lot 5, MORNING SUN MANOR, according to the
plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 6, Page 46,
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 the Plaintiff(s) attorney, whose name and ad-
dress is: David F. Lanier, Esq., P.O. Box 400,
Avon Park, Florida 33826-0400, and file the origi-
nal with the Clerk of the above styled Court on or
before March 25, 2011, otherwise a judgment
may be entered against you for the relief de-
manded in the Complaint.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of said Court
on February 14, 2011.
ROBERT W. GERMAINE
Clerk of said Circuit Court
By: /s/ Annette E. Daft
Deputy Clerk
February 16, 23; March 2,9,2011
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
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
SAID 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 P.R.M.; 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


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serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it
on DOUGLAS C. ZAHM, P.A., Plaintiff's attorney,
whose address is 12425 28th Street North, Suite
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-
torney 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 the 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


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY
Case#: GCS 10-1379
Division:
CARLA RENEE BENNETT, Personal Representative
ESTATE OF DAVID L. MARSH, deceased,
Plaintiff(s),
-vs.-
PABLO RODRIGUEZ and ROILAN RODRIGUEZ
Defendant(s)
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: Roilan Rodriguez
Last known address: 905 W. Pleasant St.
Avon Park, FL 33826

Pablo Rodriguez
Last known address: 18560 SE 24th Place
Silver Springs, FL 34488
or if any of the aforesaid persons is dead, then his
or her unknown heirs, devisees, legatees or grant-
ees; and any and all other persons or parties
claiming by, though, under or against them; and
all claimants, persons or parties, natural or corpo-
rate, or whose exact legal status, if known, claim-
ing under any of the above named or described
Defendants) or parties or claiming to have any
right, title or interest in and to the lands hereinaf-
ter described as Defendant(s).
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an Action to
foreclose-an Agreement for Deed for the following
described property, to wit:
Lot 9, Block 176, WOODLAWN TERRACE SUBDI-
VISION, according to the plat thereof recorded in
Plat Book 1, Page 96, Public Records of High-
lands County, Florida.
has been filed against you and you are required to
serve a copy of your written defenses, if any to it,
on the Plaintiff(s) attorney, whose name and ad-
dress is: David F. Lanier, Esq., P.O. Box 400,
Avon Park, Florida 33826-0400, and file the origi-
nal with the Clerk of the above styled Court on or
before March 25, 2011, otherwise a judgment
may be entered against you for the relief de-
manded in the Complaint.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of said Court
on February 14, 2011.
ROBERT W. GERMAINE
Clerk of said Circuit Court
By: /s/ Annette E. Daff
Deputy Clerk
February 16, 23; March 2, 9, 2011


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 1OTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY
CASE NO.: 2009-CA-000028
GREEN TREE SERVICING, LLC
Plaintiff,
vs.
ROBERT DANIEL MEDLOCK, JR.;
NANCY MEDLOCK
Defendant(s).
AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order
rescheduling Foreclosure sale dated January 11,
2011, entered in Civil Case No. 2009-CA-000028
of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in
and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein
GREEN TREE SERVICING, LLC, Plaintiff and ROB-
ERT DANIEL MEDLOCK, JR. are defendantss, I will
sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, AT
THE JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT
OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE LO-
CATED AT 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, SE-
BRING, FLORIDA AT 11:00 A.M., March 4, 2011,
the following described property as set forth in
said Final Judgment, to-wit:
LOT 16, IN BLOCK 57, OF ORANGE BLOSSOM
COUNTRY CLUB COMMUNITY UNITS 13
THROUGH 19 INCLUSIVE, UNIT 16, ACCORDING
TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 10, PAGE 6, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE
SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN
THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE
LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60
DAYS AFTER THE SALE
DATED at SEBRING. Florida, this 11th day of
January, 2011.
ROBERT W. GERMAINE
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
Highlands County, Florida
By: /s/ Pnscilla Michalak
Deputy Clerk
ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF'
SHAPIRO & FISHMAN, LLP
4630 Woodland Corporate Blvd.
Suite 100
Tampa, FL 33614
(813)880-8888
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. PC 11-56
IN RE: ESTATE OF
CAROLYN S. PELLA,
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of CAROLYN
S. PELLA, deceased, whose date of death was
January 3, 2011, and whose social security num-
ber is 197-20-1921, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Divi-
sion, the address of which is 590 S. Commerce
Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870. The names and ad-
dresses of the personal representative and the
personal representative's attorney are set forth
below.
All creditors of the decedent and other persons
having claims or demands against decedent's es-
tate on whom a copy of this notice is required to
be served must file their claims with this court
WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NO-
TICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against 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 MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this Notice is
February 16, 2011.
Co-Personal Representatives:
/s/ Thomas P. Pella
5235 Kenilworth Boulevard
Sebring, FL 33870
/s/ Edward E. Pella
904 Lake Josephine Drive
Sebring, FL 33872
Attorney for Co-Personal Representatives:
/s/ James L. Livingston
Florida Bar No. 0031259
445 S. Commerce Avenue
Sebring, FL 33870
Telephone: (863)385-5156
February 16, 23, 2011


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 decedent and other per-
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 .vith 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 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


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/s/ June Ozner
905 Lake Lily Dr. Apt. C221
Maitland, FL 32751
Attorney for Personal Representative:
/s/ Pamela T. Karlson
Florida Bar Number: 0017957
301 Dal Hall Boulevard
Lake Placid, FL 33852
Telephone: (863)465-5033
February 9, 16, 2011

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. PC 11-31
IN RE: ESTATE OF
RICHARD J. RUTTAN
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of RICHARD
J. RUTTAN, deceased, whose date of death was
January 12, 2011, is pending in the Circuit Court
for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division,
the address of which is 590 S. Commerce Ave-
nue, Sebring, FL 33870. The names and ad-
dresses of the personal representative and the
personal representative's attorney are set forth
below.
All creditors of the decedent and other per-
sons having claims or demands against dece-
dent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is 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 MORE AFTER 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
13N. 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,
Defendants)
NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Or-
der Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated Janqary
27, 2011 and entered in Case No.
28-2009-CA-001917 of the Circuit Court of the
TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS
County, Florida wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, NA,
is the Plaintiff and VALMONT MOREAU; are the
Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bid-
der for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE
BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE at
11:00 AM, on the 23rd day of February, 2011,
the following described property as set forth in
said Final Judgment:
LOT 10, IN BLOCK 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/Tonim Kopp
Deputy Clerk
Florida Default Law Group, P.L.
P O. Box 25018
Tampa. Florida 33622-5018
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"See Amencans with Disabilities Act
In accordance with the Americans Disabilities A,
persons with disabiltes needing a special accom-
modation to participate in this proceeding shou:a
contact the individual or agency sending the no-
Ice at Echevarna & Associates, PA, P.O. Box
25018, Tampa, FL 33622-5018, telephone (813;
251-4766, not later than seven (7) days prior to
the proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TDD0
1-800-955-8771, or voice (V) 1-800-955-8770
via Florida Relay Service.
February 9, 16,201
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
I CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 2010-CA-001171
BRANCH BANKING AND TRUST COMPANY,
Plaintiff,
v.
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, HOUDAY 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/ Toni Kopp
Deputy Clerk
February 9, 16,2011


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case#: GC10-175-GCS
CARLA RENEE BENNETT, Personal Representative
ESTATE OF DAVID L. MARSH, Deceased
Plaintiff(s),
vs.
AMY CATHERINE GREEN, CATHY MICHELLE
BROWN and WAYNE E. BROWN, JR., Heirs of
MARYLIN JEAN BROWN, a/k/a MARILYN BROWN,
a/k/a MARILYN J. BROWN, Deceased and any un-
known heirs of MARYLIN JEAN BROWN, de-
ceased, et al
Defendants)
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a final de-
cree of foreclosure entered in the above entitled
cause in the Circuit Court of Highlands County,
Florida, I will sell the property situate in Highlands
County, Florida, described as:
Lot 14, Block 136, SUNILAND SUBDIVISION, ac-
cording to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat
Book 2, Page 30, of the Public Records of High-
lands County, Florida.
at public sale, to the highest and best bidder for
cash, at the Commerce Street Entrance of the
Highlands County Courthouse in Sebring, Florida,
at 11:00 a.m. on the 1st day of March, A.D.
2011.
WITNESS my hand and official seal of this
Honorable Court, this 1st day of February, A.D.
2011.
ROBERT W. GERMAINE
As Clerk of said Circuit Court
By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
Deputy Clerk
February 16, 23, 2011
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 09-1768-GCS
HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK,
Plaintiff,
vs.
KENNETH F. POE; RUSSELL R. HARRIS; AND ANY
AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN
NAMED DEFENDANTS) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN
TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAIB UN-
KNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN,. INTEREST AS
SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR
OTHER CLAIMANTS; TENANT #1, TENANT #2,
TENANT #3, AND TENANT #4, THE NAMES BE-
ING FICTITIOUS TO ACCOUNT FOR PARTIES IN
POESSION,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45
Notice is given that pursuant to a Final Judg-
ment in Foreclosure Against Defendant, KEN-
NETH F. POE, dated the 31st day of January,
2011, in Case No. 09-1768-GCS, of the Circuit
Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for High-
lands County, Florida, in whicn HIGHLANDS INDE-
PENDENT BANK is the Plaintiff and KENNETH F.
POE is the Defendant, I will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash in the Highlands County
Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Se-
bring, Florida at 11:00 A.M., on the 1st day of
March, 2011 the following described property as
set forth in the Final Judgment of Foreclosure
Against Defendant, KENNETH F. POE, and de-
scribed as follows:
A portion of the West 1.5 Acres of Parcel "H",
SPRING LAKE VILLAGE VI, as shown on the plat
thereof as recorded in Plat Book 10, Page 21 of
the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida;
LESS AND EXCEPT the West 595 feet thereof; be-
ing more particularly described as follows:
Commence at the Northwest corner of Parcel "H",
SPRING LAKE VILLAGE VI, as shown on the plat
thereof as recorded n Plat Book 10, Page 21, of
the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida,
thence North 62degrees 08'00" East, along the
North line of said Parcel "H", for 595.00 feet to
the Point of Beginning; thence North .62degrees
08'00" East, along the North line of said Parcel
"H", for 163.35 feet; thence South 27degrees
52'00" East, for 400.00 feet to the South line of
said Parcel "H"; thence South 62degrees 08'00"
West along said South line, for 163.35 feet;
thence North 27degrees 52'00" West for 400.00
feet to the Point of Beginning.
Real Property Address: 5775 U.S. 98, Sebring, FL
33876
Real Property Tax ID#:
C-15-35-30-060-POHO-0000.
DATED on February 1, 2011.
ROBERT W. GERMAINE
As Clerk of Said Court
By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak


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: YOU ARE A SUBORDINATE Z E,-O_-
LAJNG A RIGHT TO FUNDS RE' A, A7ER
Tn SALE, YOU MUST FILE A CLA.' OF L-.E
WITH THE CLERK NO LATER THAN 60 DAYS AF-
TER THE SALE. IF YOU FAIL TO FILE A CLAI.,
'J .ILL NOT BE ENTITLED TO ANY RE.,.NG
February 16, 23, 201

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDIOAL C RCiT
N AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNT'. FL.R DA
CASE NO 10-1261-'CS
HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK,
Plaintiff,
is
MWM INSURANCE AND FINANCIAL SERVICES
NC.; M. WAYNE McFARLAND; WELLS FARGO
BANK, N.A.; f/k/a FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF SE-
BRING; SUNTRUST BANK; AND ANY AND ALL
UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH,
UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED DE-
FENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD
OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES
MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS,
DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS;
TENANT #1, TENANT #2, TENANT #3, AND TEN-
ANT #4, THE NAMES BEING FICTITIOUS TO AC-


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: cf- tg'nr .0 a NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE
SP e- NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Pursuant to a WRIT
r:a- i k T *ar t OF EXECUTION issued out of the Circuit Court of
-"a:. o B a th' me Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands
Ceury, FIc-a County, Florionda, on the 19th day of November,
e Street, Sebrng, 201D, n the cause wherein RAYMOND A. TUBBS
AND MICHAEL L. TUBBS, are Plaintiffs, and RC
Tax ID= HIGHLANDS HOLDINGS OF FLORIDA, INC., a Flor-
ida Corporation; ET AL., is Defendant, being Case
ERTNo. GC08-903 ad GC08-904 in the said Court, 1,
CERT IN. GERMAINE Susan Benton, Sheriff of Highlands County, Flor-
Clerk of Said Court ida,have levied upon all of the Defendant, RC
y. /s/ Lisa Tantllo HIGHLANDS HOLDINGS OF FLORIDA, INC., a Flor-
As Depuy OLDER ida Corporation; ET AL., right, title and interest in
ATE IENHOLDNG AFTER and to the following descnbed REAL property in
CLAIM OF LIEN Highlands County, Florida, to-wit:
\,CAM OF LN LOT 12, GEORGETOWN INDUSTRIAL PARK PHASE
IAN 60 DAYS AF- 2, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF
T0 FILE A CLAIM, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 16, PAGE 75, PUB-


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1050 Legals
UC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY. FLORIDA
and on the 8th day of March, 2011 at the High-
lands County Courthouse, in the City of Sebring,
Highlands 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-
tion, 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-
rments, 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.
February 2,9,16,23, 2011


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on an e/sting 15 -foc' ,' .: :"
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(27 29-51 44 I 81 2 : :
Sless teleco i 1ur i' .: "4 .'.. '-
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURTOF THE 10TH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 10-362 GCS
BANKUNITED
Plaintiff,
vs.
MARJORIE FRANCIS A/K/A MARJORIE
A. FRANCES; OSWALDO K. FRANCIS,
GOLF VILLAS AT PLACID LAKES
COMMUNITIES HOMEOWNERS
,ASSOCIATION, INC.; UNKNOWN
PERSONS) IN POSSESSION OF THE
SUBJECT PROPERTY,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
,Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
"January 31, 2011, and entered in Case
, No. 10-362 GCS, of the Circuit Court of
'the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for
H:IGHLANDS County, Florida.
'*ANKUNITED is Plaintiff and MARJORIE
SFRANCIS A/K/A MARJORIE A.
* FRANCES; OSWALDO K, FRANCIS;
'UNKNOWN PERSONS) IN POSSESSION
OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; GOLF
VILLAS AT PLACID LAKES
COMMUNITIES HOMEOWNERS
ASSOCIATION, INC.; are defendants. I
will sell to the highest and best bidder for
cash atlN THE JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM,
IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS
COUNTY COURTHOUSE LOCATED AT
430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE,
SEBRING, FL, AT 430 SOUTH
*COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING IN
HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, at
11:00 a.m., on the 1st day of March,
2011, the following described property as
set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit:
UNIT 114 OF GOLF VILLAS AT PLACID
LAKES COMMUNITIES WHICH IS MORE
PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS
FOLLOWS:
ALL THAT CERTAIN PROPERTY LYING
BELOW (BUT NOT ABOVE) A
HORIZONTAL PLANE, THE ELEVATION
-OF WHICH IS 118.17 FEET AS
'ESTABLISHED BY THE NATIONAL
GEODETICC VERTICAL DATUM AS
-CORRECTED IN 1929 AND WHICH IS
.BOUNDED BY AND LIES WITHIN THAT
CERTAIN PLOT OR PARCEL
DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:
"COMMENCING AT THE NORTHEAST
CORNER OF TRACT E-E COUNTRY
CLUB COMPLEX OF PLACID LAKES
:SECTION ELEVEN, AS PER PLAT
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 74,
OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA;
THENCE RUN SOUTH 1 DEGREE 13'
EAST ALONG THE EEAST LINE OF
-TRACT E-E FOR A DISTANCE OF 313.80
FEET; THENCE RUN SOUTH 88
-DEGREES 47' WEST FOR A DISTANCE
OF 66.67 FEET; THENCE RUN SOUTH 1
DEGREE 13' EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF
:13.66 FEET FOR THE POINT OF
BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE
:SOUTH 1 DEGREE 13' EAST FOR A
.DISTANCE OF 16.67 FEET; THENCE
:RUN NORTH 88 DEGREES 47' EAST
,FOR A DISTANCE OF 29.67 FEET;
'THENCE RUN SOUTH 1 DEGREE 13'
EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 0.33 FEET;
'THENCE RUN NORTH 88 DEGREES 47'
EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 6.00 FEET;
'THENCE RUN NORTH 1 DEGREE 13'
:WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 17.33 FEET;
'THENCE RUN SOUTH 88 DEGREES 47'
'WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 6.00 FEET;
.THENCE RUN SOUTH 1 DEGREE 13'
EADST FOR A DISTANCE OF 0.33 FEET;
THENCE RUN SOUTH 88 DEGREES 47'
WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 29.67 FEET
TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING.
CONTINUE SOUTH 1 DEGREE 13' EAST
'FOR A DISTANCE OF 16.67 FEET;
THENCE RUN NORTH 88 DEGREES 47'
EAST FOR A DISTANCE FO 29.67 FEET;
.THENCE RUNSOUTH 1 DEGREE 13'
#EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 0.33 FEET;
,THENCE RUN NORTH 88 DEGREES 47'
EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 6.00 FEET;
THENCE RUN NORTH 1 DEGREE 13'
#WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 17.33 FEET;
#THENCE RUN SOUTH 88 DEGREES 47'
WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 6.00 FEET;
#THENCE RUN SOUTH 1 DEGREE 13'
:EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 0.33 FEET;
$THENCE RUN SOUTH 88 DEGREES 47'
WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 29.67 FEET
VTO THE POINT OF BEGINNING.
:A person claiming an interest in the
Surplus from the sale, if any, other than
:the property owner as of the date of the
Ilis pendens must file a claim within 60
days after the sale.
Dated this 1st day of February, 2011.
ROBERT W. GERMAINE
As Clerk of said Court
By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
As Deputy Clerk
February 16, 23, 2011


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W/D, Microwave. WSG included.
Pets WIcome. Call Alan, 386-503-8953



SEBRING / LAKE PLACID Beautiful
1BR, 1BA Apt. on private lake w/dock.
Avail. Fum/Unfum. Yearly or Seasonal.
W/D + Util's. included. No smoke/ No
pets. For more info call 863-381-7415.

AVON PARK
AFFORDABLE RENT
Ridgedale Apartments
1, 2,3 &4 BrApts
Central Location,
water & trash included
Rent subsidized -
Based on household
income.
No Application Fee
Call 863-452-4432
TTY 800-955-8771



EQUAL HOUSING
OPPORTUNITY

6250 Furnished Houses
LAKE PLACID Newer 3BR, 2BA,
seasonal or monthly. Excellent furniture
& appliances, near lake & boat ramp,
No smoking or dogs. $1300/mo. After
season, rent reduced. 863-699-1119
LAKE PLACID Seasonal Fumished
House 2BR /1 BA, no smoking, no
pets. Call for info if no answer
leave message. 863-465-9735


6300 Unfurnished Houses
HOUSES / MOBILE HOMES
Call for Availability
NO Security NO Last NO Dogs
863-381-4410 or 863-381-5174
LAKE PLACID 2BR, 1BA, new
floors/paint, fenced yard, close to boat
ramp, nice landscape, quiet area, no
smoke/dogs, $550/mo. 863-699-1119


SEBRING 3 or 4 BR, 1BA block home
near YMCA, fresh paint, new flooring in
kit/bath, large yard, 4 A/C units, eat-in
kit, pets considered. $750/mo + $750
security. Call 863-875-5897.


SEBRING RENT TO OWN! Open House
Sunday. 1 4 pm. 207 Dozier St,
Harder Hall. Golf Course front & back.
New 3BR, 2BA, 2CG. Beautiful kitchen,
nice tile work. $900/mo. ($199,900)
561-254-0124 or 561-622-4242
SEBRING 3BR, 2BA 1CG, CBS Home
303 Virginia PI. $119,00 or 2BR, 2BA,
MH 5151 Barnum St. $42,500 10%
Down Owner Financing Call
863-835-1445
SPRING LAKE 3BR, 2BA, bonus
room, new roof, ceramic tile floors,
screened porch, double car garage,
1/4 acre lot landscaped for nature w/
drought tolerant plants & man-made
goldfish pond, 5' chain link fence
around back yard. 863-446-6924


6400 Rooms for Rent
SEBRING 1BR w/bath, furn/unfurn,
W/D, Satellite, full use of home.
$400/mo. or $100/wk + dep.
863-304-2849

655 Warehouses
6550 for Rent
SEBRING 20'X40' Warehouse,
12' overhead door, on busy Highway
27 across from Lakeshore Mall.
863-385-3474


7000
Merchandise


7300 Miscellaneous
ANTIQUES! SMALL writing desk, table,
rocker & loveseat. Assorted area rugs.
863-385-1925
AQUARIUM, HUGE, 5' long x 26" high,
18" wide. Approx 120 gals, including
pump, filter & wooden stand. Will
deliver within Highlands County. $220.
863-382-4222
LP RECORD COLLECTION Moving!
Can't take It! FREE to someone who
will take all! 863-385-6331
SEBRING 2924 Haddock Dr
(off Memorial), Fri-Sat, Feb 18th &
19th, 8am-2pm. Jewelry, Crystal/Glass-
ware, Linens, Clocks, Knives, Tools,
Collectibles, Artwork/Prints/Lithos,
Misc. Household Items.


Page 11A


7310 Bargain Buys
AIR PURIFIER, OREK.
$50. 863-453-3104
ALADIN LAMP converted to electric,
beautiful. $12 863-214-6697 Thunder-
bird Hills Village 3733 Camry Ct
CAPODIMONTE basket of fruit.
$12.50. Thunderbird Hills Village 3733
camry Ct. 863-214-6697
COUCH & OTTOMAN, three seater,
vinyl covered, tan. $95. 863-453-3104
DRESSER & MIRROR Walnut,
6-drawers, with beautiful embossed
shell design, woodgrain formica top.
$100. 863-385-6691
DRYER KENMORE electric, Works
Great! $65. 863-386-0726
EDGER, ECHO, Portable. In very good
condition. $50. 863-453-7027 '
FERTILIZER / SPREADER, tow behind.
$25 863-386-0726
GOLF CARRY BAG, Ogio, like new.
$45. 863-382-6006
GOLFBAG CARRIER for Motorcycle.
Fits opn any receiver type hitch. Stain-
less steel. $100. 863-382-6006
HEDGE TRIMMER Craftsman, Gas,
18" blade, in very good condition. $40.
863-453-7027
HITATCHI 60" rear projection TV, good
picture. You haul. $100 obo
207-229-7479 Sun n Lake area.
REFRIGERATOR small 1.7 cu ft,
white, new condition $40 717-389-6232

732O Garage &
7 Yard Sales


ANNUAL
COMMUNITY
SALE!!
"ESTATES OF SEBRING PARK"
Multi-Family Sale! (20 Homes!!)
Fri-Sat, Feb 18th & 19th,
8am-4pm. Furniture, Household,
Tools, Fishing, Crafts, & MUCH
MORE!! Go East on Hwy 98 from
US 27, approx. 9 miles.

ANNUAL RUMMAGE SALE
Placid Lakes Home Owners Associa-
tion 2010 Placid Lakes Blvd. Sat.
Feb. 19th, 8 AM 3 PM. Wide vari-
ety of great items & bake sale.
Snacks available.
AVON PARK Large Tool Sale!
10 Forest Hill Dr. Thur Fri Feb. 17 &
18, 7am-? Manual / Power tools &
miscellaneous items.
AVON PARK Multi Family Sale 198 E.
Canfield St. Fri & Sat Feb. 18-19, 8AM -
5PM. Tools, Kid's toys & clothing,
household items. Too Mush To List!
AVON PARK ADELAIDE SHORES
RV RESORT ANNUAL
Flea Market/Garage Sale, @ CLUB-
HOUSE 2881 US 27 N. on highlands
Blvd near SIERRA'S Lounge Sat 2/19,
8-11am. COME AND ENJOY!
L.P. COVERED BRIDGE Annual
Fair. Sat. 2/19, 8AM 2PM. White
Elephant, Bake Sale, Food, Plants,
Clothing, Jewelry, Furn., Drawing
for Handmade Quilt, Cash Prizes,
Basket of "Cheer" & Many Morel
Hwy. 27 to Lk. Francis Rd. follow
signs.


LAKE PLACID 1010 Tennyson St, 621
E. to Hallmark, follow signs, Fri-Sat,
Feb 18th & 19th, 8am-4pm. Household
Items, Tools, Tool Boxes, Tackle,
Lawnmower, RC Plane Accessories,
Fish Tank, & Misc.
LAKE PLACID ANNUAL LAKE PLACID
CAMPGROUND, INDOOR Yard & Bake
Sale. Lunch Available. Sat, Feb 19th,
8am-? 1801 US 27 South
(In Clubhouse)
LAKE. PLACID VFW Huge Annual Sale!
Held at Lake Placid Storage, 1461 Lake
.Groves Rd, NW, Fri-Sat, Feb 18-19,
8am-2pm. Sat, Hot Dogs & Hamburg-
ers for sale. Proceeds benefit veterans.
SEBRING 2301 Cleveland Rd. Sat.
Feb. 12th, 8AM 4PM. DOWN SIZING!
TOO MUCH TO LIST!
SEBRING 4470 Lakeview Dr. Fri & Sat
Feb 18 & 19, 8am 3pm. Household
items, bedding, Lots of Great Things.
Something for Everyone!
SEBRING 527 Von Maxcy Rd. (behind
Village Inn Restaurant) Francis One
MHP, Fri & Sat Feb 18 & 19, 7AM -
5PM. Something For Everyone!
SEBRING Multi Family Sale Thur-
Fri-Sat Feb 17-18-19 8AM 4PM.
South Corvette Ave.
SEBRING Village 3 of Spring Lake,
8409 Pine Glen Rd. Sat. Feb 19th,
8AM-? Collectibles, furniture, fabrics,
kitchen wares & Much More!
SEBRING Whispering Pines Village
Annual Bazarr & Flea Market, Sat Feb
19th, 8AM-1PM 2323 Brunns Rd. off
Hammock Rd. Sausage/muffins/hot-
dogs/funnel cakes, bake sale, dog
show Entertainment- Quilt raffle & Door
Prizes.


7320 Garage &
320 Yard Sales
SEBRING 3 FAMILY SALE 4118 Dunn
Ave, Sat Feb 18th, 7AM 2PM. Chil-
dren's clothing & toys, antique rocker
w/ foot stool, household / Misc. items.
SEBRING ESTATE SALE Spring Lake
7409 Rolling Hills Rd. Fn 2/18, 12PM -
6PM, Sat 2/19 9AM 5PM. Antiques,
Children's toys & clothing, household
items. Too Much To List!
SEBRING GARDENS RV PARK 1920
Brunns Rd. off Hammock Rd. Annual
Yard & Bake Sale, Fri 2/18, 8-1 at Club-
house., other locations in park. House-
hold/misc. items. Coffee, donuts, hot-
dogs, sloppy joe's & drinks. Homemade
Baked Goods 4 sale!
SEBRING- SHAMROCK Drive Neigh-
borhood Sale. Thur- Fri- Sat Feb 17 -
18-19 8Am- ? Too Much To List!

7400 Lawn & Garden
LESCO COMMERCIAL MOWER
Kawasaki Motor / Runs Good! $1,000
or best offer. Please call Robbie for
information 863-452-5141
STRING TRIMMER, HUSQVARNA,
124L, less than 4 hours. $140.
863-453-7027

7520 Pets & Supplies


NOTICE

Florida statute 585.195 states that
all dogs and cats sold in Florida
must be at least eight weeks old,
have an official health certificate
and proper shots and be free of in-
testinal and external parasites.
YORKIES ADORABLE PUPPIES!
AKC registered, health certs, 1 male.
1 female. $700-$800. 11 weeks old,
READY TO GO!!
863-655-2124 or 863-414-6335


7560 Medical Supplies
7 & Equipment
MOTORIZED SCOOTER,
Excellent Condition. $475.00.
863-465-1678


8000
Recreation


8050 Boats & Motors
20' PONTOON BOAT 2004 WEERES.
New carpet, seats & bimini top.
Includes fish finder and large live well.
50hp Mercury w/power tilt. Boat &
motor less than 50 hrs operation.
Galvanized trailer. $6,500. Please call
863-465-2364 or 863-699-0307


40 e Recreational
8 0Vehicles
2 KAWASAKI JET SKIS with Trailer
$800 863-464-0531
2011 39 FT. Monte Carlo 2 slides, 2BR,
sleeps 8, CHA, washer / dryer, self con-
tained, microwave and awning. Every
option. Limited Edition. $23,500.
941 ..448-3817
R.V. COVER, NEW ADCO, for Travel
Trailers. 28'7" to 31'6", 1/2 price, $200.
863-453-7027
RV 38' 2010 5TH Wheel. EAGLE RIDGE
by HEARTLAND, 2BR, 1BA, 2 slides,
fiberglass, W/D, awning. All options.
$30,000 obo. Immediate Sale!
321-437-5887
RV WILDWOOD 2006 32ft, 2 slide outs,
2BR, Sleeps 7, like new, non smoker,
no pets. All options & will deliver.
$10,500 OBO. 630-301-1553
VU QUBE SATELLITE SYSTEM with
remote. Enjoy your favorite TV
programs wherever you go!
Available at Whispering Pines RV
Village, Sebring. 270-556-6847.


9000
Transportation

1 Motorcycles
917 00 & ATVs
1973 NORTON 850 COMMANDO
New professional restoration, very low
miles, includes Owner's Manuel.
One Owner Rare Find Great Price
863-382-8985 or 863-465-9100

9200 Trucks
CHEST, ALL aluminum diamond plate,
48" long, with locking lid,. $120.
863-453-7027

9450 Automotive for Sale
DUMP TRUCK 1983 Chevy 350, 14'
bed, 4 wheel drive. Runs Great!
$4500 obo Call 863-441-5154


Highlands County Board

Sof County Commissioners




The following position closes on 02/22/2011

Emergency Medical Technician -'825

PG 38 $9.52/hour- $16.15/hour.


The following position closes on 02/25/2011

Carpenter 972 PG 13

$12.06/hour $19.49/houi.


For minimum qualifications and a full job description
visit us on our website at vwww.hcbcc.net.
You must complete our electronic job application or sub-
mit a completed paper application in order to be consid-
ered for employment with Highlands CouIty BCC.


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Apartments
1335 Spinks Lane Sebring, Florida 33870

Accepting Applications for 1 & 2 BR Apartments.
Available to individuals 62 yrs and older,
Handicapped/disabled, regardless of age.

For rental information and applications please call:
863-385-4078: TDD 771
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Five-Day forecast for Highlands County
TODAY THURSDAY FRIDAY


News-Sun Wednesday, February 16, 2011


SATURDAY


SUNDAY


_ .,l it-


Partly sunny and pleasant

750 /520
Winds: E at 6-12 mph



Peosacola
68/52


Beautiful with plenty of
sunshine
790 / 540
Winds: ESE at 6-12 mph



^ ,.


Almanac
Temperature
Readings at Archbold .' .. :Lake Placid
H igh Friday ...... ............. .......... 59
Low Friday .. .......... ................. 45
High Saturday ..................................... 64
Low Saturday ................. .................. ... 36
High Sunday ................................ ...... 70
Low Sunday ............... .......... 32
High M onday ..... ........... ................. 74
Low M onday ............. .......................... 35
Heat Index
For 3 p.m. today
Relative humidity .............................. 53%
Expected air temperature .............. 74
M akes it feel like ................ .............. ...... 74
Barometer
Saturday ............................................. 30.32
Sunday .................. .................. 30.19
M onday .................................... ....... 30.26
Precipitation
Saturday ...... ........... ........... ...... . 0.00"
Sunday ........... ....... .................... .. 0.00"
M onday ..................... .................. 0.00"
M onth to date ................ ................ 0.22"
Year to date ...................... .......... ..... 2.87"
Tides
Readings at St. Petersburg
High ................................... ... 2:04 p.m .
Low ...................... ........... ...... 7 :10 a.m .
H igh .................... .................... none
Low .......................................... 6:03 p.m .
Readings at Palm Beach
High ......................................... 6:52 a.m .
Low ....................................... 12:09 a.m .
High ......................................... 7:06 p.m .
Low ............................................ 12:38 p.m .
Lake Levels
Readings as of 7 a.m. yesterday
Lake Jackson ................................. 78.36'
Lake Okeechobee 12.36'
N orm al ....................................... ....... 14.51'
UV Index Today
The higher the AccuWeather.com UV Index' number,
the greater the need for eye and skin protection.


5 6 4



10a.m. Noon 2 p.m. 4p.m.
0-2 Low; 3-5SModerate; 6-7 High;
8-10 Very High; ,11+ Extreme
Forecasts and .]r.phi,:.:, provided by
AccuWeather, Inc. @2011
A =-flfffl -jl^ dW 4,=-sirwf


Pleasant with plenty of
sunshine
790/550
Winds: ESE at 6-12 mph





Tallthassee
70/46

Apalachicola
a 66/51


Regional Summary
Partly sunny and pleasant today. A moonlit sky to
Beautiful tomorrow, Friday and Saturday with pier
sunshine. Sunday: nice with a full day of sunshine





Avon Park
*76/52 )
Sebring
75/52
*Lorida
76/51
Lake Placid
77/55 *
Brighton
77/52 (
)



Venus -
77/55



Farm Report
Partly sunny and pleasant today. Winds east
6-12 mph. Expect 4-8 hours of sunshine with
average relative u-iiii 6. and fair drying
conditions. A moonlit sky tonight.

Weather History
On Feb. 16, 1958, a storm brought heavy,
windblown snow to the northern and
mid-Atlantic states. Accumulations from
Washington, D.C., through Boston exceeded
12 inches.
Sun and Moon


Sunrise
Sunset
Moonrise
Moonset

Full


Last


Feb 18 Feb 24
Feb 18 Feb 24


Today
7:01 a.m.
6:19 p.m.
4:48 p.m.
5:27 a.m.

New


Mar 4


Thursday
7:00 a.m.
6:20 p.m.
5:55 p.m.
6:12a.m.

First


Mar 12


Mostly sunny and pleasant

790 /560
Winds: NE at 7-14 mph


Nice with a full day of
sunshine
770 /560
Winds: ENE at 7-14 mph



Jacksonvill
68/50
.-,


National Forecast for February 16
Sn','r a'e r-. - sseions of v.-eather systems and prec- ptaiion Temperature bands are highs for the a',.
S/ title*
// / 3 4



Billings
SMinneapolis' /
J234

;Sanrancisco/, /
53/40 /// Chicago/
/ j Denver_ MILDER 46/41
62/32 ---k /
(4 1/3^ i Kansas City ,. .
e Los Aneles j --- --" -..
5 ^ T V / i i,= ',Nt I .CE).


%Gainesville


Clearwater Tan
75/59 74/


Daytona Beach Cold Warm Stationary '.
caa 71/56 YY ,. ~. 7A6,- 665
O"c71/51 T-Storms Rain Showers Snow curries Ice .
71/51 -- -1

Sto -105 | S|O |1 20s !30si 40s 0S | 60s 70s I8s 0s 0;lOsd.!i
Orlando .I -u I-- I 7
4/56 National Summary
SUnseasonably warm air will surge into the Midwest and mid-Atlantic today. Temperatures will rise into the 40s as far
north as the Great Lakes and southern New England. However, a bit of drizzle will dampen a zone from Missouri
S... .. to Michigan. High pressure will provide the Southeast with a dry and pleasant day. but a few clouds will filter into
Sia.~- the region during the afternoon. The Plains will stay dry and mild as well. Thermometers will lead as much as 20,
S.[,-.. degrees above normal in some cities and towns on the High Plains.
tnfo LIaa


: W winter laven
St. Petersburg
75/58
-Sarasota
*75/56


Fort Myers
77/58
.^ *. *. .


Shown is today's
weather. Temperatures ,nles
are today's highs and 78/57
"Ohnrl]h:. 'hw?


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


Florida Cities


9


Today Thu. Fri. Today Thu. Fri.
City Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W City Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W
Cape Coral 76/55/s 8.55 81.57 Miami .6'i6:.', 78/65/pc 80/66/s
Clearwater 75/59/s 5'9. s 7.4,:.'. : Okeechobee 73/60/pc 77/56/s 77/56/s
Coral Springs 76/65/pc '";ip 7: 78-6'.p.: Orlando 74/56/pc 79/55/s '80/55/s
Daytona Beach 71/56/pc 74/55/s 75/55/s Pembroke Pines 76/63/pc 78/61/pc 79/62/s
Ft. Laud. Bob 76/68/pc ;'661'p 78i66 St. Augustine 67/55/pc 71/55/s 73/56/s
Fort Myers 77/58/s ii 1 8Hi.15' St. Petersburg 75/58/s 77/57/s 79/59/s
Gainesville 71/51/s 74-.49 1'50.. Sarasota 75/56/s 78/54/s 76/57/s
Hollywood 76/63/pc 78/61/pc 79/62/s Tallahassee 70/46/s 73/45/s 75/50/s
Homestead AFB 75/63/pc T.'-bpi ;;, 63,: Tampa 74/55/s 76/57/s 78/58/s
Jacksonville 68/50/pc 73/50/s 75/51/s W. Palm Bch 75/64/pc 77/64/pc 78/63/s
Key West 74/66/s 76 67.p,: 77"'67'. Wrnit-r Hj,.An 74/57/pc 78/55/s 79/56/s
Weather (W): s-sunny, pc-partly cloudy, c-cloudy, sh-showers, t-thunderstorms, r-rain, sf-snow
flurries, sn-snow, i-ice.


U.S. Cities


Okeechobee
73/60


West Palm Beach
75/64 .k


Fort Lauderdale
76/68.


Miami
76/65
i ',


City
Albuquerque
Atlanta
Baltimore
Birmingham
Boston
Charlotte
Cheyenne
Chicago
Cleveland
Columbus
Dallas
Denver
Detroit
Harrisburg
Honolulu
Houston
Indianapolis
Jackson, MS
Kansas City
Lexington
Little Rock


Today
Hi/Lo/W
63/37/pc
60/44/s
54/33/s
65/49/s
40/32/s
61/38/s
58/31/s
46/41/r
46/38/c
50/42/c
70/57/c
62/32/s
43/37/r
50/31/s
82/69/pc
73/57/pc
50/44/r
70/49/pc
62/51/sh
56/44/pc
68/51/c


Thu.
Hi/Lo/W
59/29/pc
64/50/s
61/40/pc
66/51/pc
48/36/pc
66/44/s
48/21/pc
57/38/r
54/45/r
59/48/c
75/56/c
54/24/pc
50/43/r
56/38/pc
81/70/pc
75/59/c
60/48/r
73/53/pc
69/39/c
64/50/c
70/53/c


World Cities


City
Acapulco
Athens
Beirut
Berlin
Bermuda
Calgary
Dublin
Edmonton
Freeport
Geneva
Havana
Hong Kong
Jerusalem
Johannesburg
Kiev


Today
Hi/Lo/W
90/70/s
57/49/pc
59/54/r
37/27/pc
61/58/s
16/2/sn
45/36/sh
11/-5/sf
72/58/pc
49/40/c
81/60/pc
67/64/c
55/44/sh
81/56/pc
22/13/pc


Thu.
Hi/L.o/W
90/70/s
63/52/pc
64/55/pc
36/26/c
65/58/s
12/-1/sn
46/37/pc
2/-15/c
73/60/pc
51/42/pc
84/62/s
73/66/s
54/44/pc
79/56/sh
26/17/pc


Fri.
Hi/Lo/W
56/33/pc
65/48/pc
68/40/pc
67/49/sh
50/35/c
72/44/pc
37/20/pc
46/21/sh
52/29/sh
57/31/sh
72/53/sh
43/19/pc
50/27/sh
60/37/pc
79/69/pc
74/57/pc
53/30/sh
73/53/c
52/29/pc
62/35/sh
72/47/shl


Fri.
Hi/Lo/W
88/69/s
63/50/s
68/62/pc
32/19/c
68/61/pc
12/3/pc
45/37/r
0/-5/s
77/62/s
48/35/sh
85/58/s
71/65/pc
65/49/s
66/56/t
20/17/sf


City
Los Angeles
Louisville
Memphis
Milwaukee
Minneapolis
Nashville
New Orleans
New York City
Norfolk
Oklahoma City
Philadelphia
Phoenix
Pittsburgh
Portland, ME
Portland, OR
Raleigh
Rochester
St. Louis
San Francisco
Seattle
Wash., DC



City
London
Montreal
Moscow
Nice
Ottawa
Quebec
Rio de Janeiro
Seoul
Singapore
Sydney
Toronto
Vancouver
Vienna
Warsaw
Winnipeg


Today
Hi/Lo/W
59/48/r
58/48/pc
66/52/pc
42/38/r
42/34/c
62/46/pc
70/54/pc
46/35/s
56/38/pc
70/51/pc
50/37/s
76/52/pc
50/39/pc
32/27/pc
46/34/sh
62/38/pc
44/36/pc
60/49/shi
53/40/r
45/34/sh
56/35/s


Today
Hi/Lo/W
48/41/pc
36/32/c
7/-9/c
57/46/c
34/28/c
25/21/c
87/76/pc
35/25/pc
86/77/t
81/68/r
42/35/r
43/37/sh
39/39/c
28/21/s
34/17/c


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AVON PARK & SEBRING 453-6644
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Key West
74/66


Thu.
Hi/Lo/W
61/46/sh
67/53/c
66/57/c
54/36/r
48/24/c
68/52/pc
71/57/pc
55/45/pc
63/47/s
74/46/s
59/40/pc
65/45/sh
59/46/c
44/33/pc
45/35/c
66/48/s
47/41/r
69/48/r
53/41/sh
43/35/c
60/44/pc


Thu.
Hi/Lo/W
50/39/pc
40/37/r
3/-13/S
55/47/r
43/41/r
36/32/pc
87/76/t
45/22/pc
84/76/t
87/68/t
49/42/r
43/33/sh
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Page 3B


Wednesday, February 16, 2011


Boys in Blue best Bulldogs


News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE
This rocket line drive of Corbin Hoffner's bat went right to the DeSoto shortstop, but in his
next time up, Hoffner short-hopped the center field wall for a two-run double in Sebring's
5-2 win over the Bulldogs in Monday's opening night of the Bill Jarrett Ford Early Bird
Tournament.


By DAN HOEHNE
daniel.hoehne@,newssun.com
AVON PARK If it's the
Bill Jarrett Ford Early Bird
Tournament, it means base-
ball is back. and chilly tem-
peratures are likely.
But, there was a bit of a
different mentality for the
Sebring ball team this time
around.
"We usually kind of use
this as part of getting Se
us ready for the sea-
son," Blue Streak head
coach Hoppy Rewis
said. "This year we De
wanted to come in
here more prepared
'and already ready to
go."


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5
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That showed as his squad
overcame temperatures in the
mid 50s and a fastball near-
ing 90 from DeSoto starter
Brady Anderson in notching
a 5-2 win and it really was-
n't as close as the final score
indicates.
That's because Nate
Greene more than matched
his mound counterpart with
five strong innings of one-hit
ball while facing just two


over the minimum.
The one hit came from the
first batter of the game,
Bulldog lead-off man Xavier
Payne, who smacked a single
through the left side.
But Payne was caught off
guard, literally, when right-
fielder Johnny Knight made a
diving grab of a short pop to
right off the bat of Dylan
Brewer.
ing A quick scurry to
his feet and an alert
throw to first doubled
Payne off and Greene
oto got Anderson looking
to end the frame.
S Anderson, a Florida
Gulf Coast University
signee, looked like he
would be tough to get to as he
struck out the first two Blue
Streak hitters.
But Evan Lewis beat out
an infield single and when a
pick-off attempt at first got
away, Lewis soon found him-
self at third.
Jesse Baker was having a
hard time catching up with
Anderson in his at bat, but
then so was the DeSoto
catcher, at least on one par-


ticular pitch, as a dropped
third strike got Baker to first
and Lewis in for a 1-0 lead.
Corbin Hoffner then
looked to keep the inning
going as he squared up a fast-
ball, but his screaming liner
was an "at'em" ball as it was
snared by the shortstop.
Greene rolled along, strik-
ing out two in a one, two,
three second, and looked to
help his own cause with a
one-out double to right center
in the bottom half.
But Anderson was up to
the task and retired the next
two to get out of the inning.
Another perfect inning in
the top of the third, however,
would then see Sebring break
through.
With one out, Matt Randall
shot one up the middle for a
base-hit before Lewis
bounced one back over the
mound that caught the field
umpire for an infield hit.
One out later, Hoffner
again squared one up, but this
time elevated it just a tad -
his frozen rope one-hopped
See SEBRING, page 4B


Highlands girls do some heavy lifting
7 '. By DAN HOEHNE
'"",.,daniel.hoehne@newssun.com
-.-""Some goals were reached,
,",...... -. some came up short, but in
W-the end, the three Highlands
..." ".". . .County girls that reached the
State Weightlifing Meet
Saturday at the Kissimmee
C "Civic Center were a credit to
themselves, their school and
community.
"I was 15th last year,"
Avon Park senior Tykeria
m Wiley said earlier this sea-
son. "I'd like to get top six
Jand get a medal, but I'd'real-
ly like to go for first and get
that ring."
Her ambition was noble
.and her effort had her on the
.brink of that first goal.
Wiley hit the 200-pound
n mark on her bench press and
clean-and-jerked 155 for a
355 total, which left her in
seventh place in the unlimit-
oedtclassb-a mere five pounds
out of both fifth and sixth
place.
.' For reaching state, in con-
secutive years and making
such a great leap in the
standings, however, shows in
the grand scheme of aspira-
News-Sun file photo by DAN HOEHNE tion and effort, that Wiley
Lady Blue Streak Brittany Lockhart set a personal best with didn't fall short of anything.
a 260-pound total at Saturday's Sate Weightlifting Meet to
garner 15th place in the 129-pound weight class. See LADIES, page 4B


Photo courtesy of www.cfl-sports.com
From left, Alonzo Robertson, Jeffrey Campbell, Tekovan Miller, Charlie Brown and
.X-ierre Conner stand victorious with their District 9-3A Tournament Championship tro-
phy.


Devils take title, earn


home playoff game


By ED BALDRIDGE
ed.baldridge@newssun.comn
LAKE PLACID Avon
Park held off a second half
press to beat Tenoroc 68-61
in the District 9-3A cham-
pionship game.
"We tried to give it back


Avon Park

68
Tenoroc

61


to them," said
Avon Park head
coach Luther
Clemons. "I
can't really
explain what
we were doing.
We were up by


28 and we just let that slip
away. I mean, you know, we
had everything clicking and
everything working the way
we wanted it to work, then
in the fourth quarter we got,
See AP, page 4B


By DAN HOEHNE
daiiel.hoehne@newssun.comn
A busy weekend saw the
South Florida Panthers take
to the diamond for five
games in three days and per-
haps saved their best for last.
That was Sunday's 8-7 win
over always tough Miami
Dade College to split a twin-
bill they could well have
swept.
After giving up a two-run
lead in the top of the seventh
to the Sharks. SFCC bounced
back with two on a Logan
Hunter base-knock to get the
walk-off win.
This came after Andres
Lopez flirted with a no-hitter
in the first game, which
ended in a 1-0 loss.
"(Lopez) got two outs in
the seventh before giving up
the only hit of the game,"
head coach Rick Hitt said. "It
was a really well-pitched
game on both sides and when
the pitching is that good, you
may only get a few chances
and you have to take advan-
tage of them."
The encouraging split
came on the heels of perhaps
an encouraging doubleheader


loss at Santa Fe College in
Gainesville.
It was, after all, the Gators
who had come into the
Panther's house on Saturday,
Feb. 5 and throttled them by
11-0 and 23-4 scores.
By comparison, the 9-7
and 5-1 losses certainly show
a much more competitive tilt.
"We swung the bats well,
but 'we spotted them eight
runs in the second inning as
we had trouble throwing
strikes," Hitt said. "With the
type of club they have, they
don't need to be given
momentum."
But South Florida hung in
there, battled back and made
a game of it before just
falling short.
"In game two, it was 1-1 in
the sixth and we mishandled
a bunt, walked a guy and
threw away a pick-off
attempt and gave them
enough to win," Hitt said.
And though it shows some
things need to be tightened
up. the fact that the Panthers
were in position to win both
games against one of the top
teams' in the state shows that
progress is being made.


Saturday's twin bill came
after SFCC was on the road
in Ocala Friday for an 8-2
win over the College of
Central Florida.
"Our players got off the
bus and played well," Hitt
said. "We got good pitching
from Jared Hine and Layton
Mack. And our offense added
on each inning after the
sixth."
The 5-10-1 record might
not look overly encouraging
but, as usual, Hitt has thrown
his team to the fire with a
tough early schedule.
And the closer contests
would seem to show the met-
tle of the squad being forged.
"We really battled through
a very tough stretch in the
schedule," he said. "We have
another very tough two
weeks before we open con-
ference play, so we will con-
tinue to work to get better."
That schedule is at least
lighter this week, with a
home date against Indian
River tonight at 6 p.m. before
the team hits the road for a
game at Palm Beach State
Friday and a doubleheader at
Broward College Saturday.


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/


News-Sun file photo by DAN HOEHNE
Andres Lopez came within an out of recording a no-
hitter Sunday, but Miami Dade eked out a 1-0 win in
the opener of Sunday's doubleheader.


Lady Streaks
fend off Dragons
By DAN HOEHNE
daniel.hoehne@newssun.com
LAKE PLACID Having
rolled through their first two
foes in the season's opening
week, the Lady Blue Streaks
made it three in a row with a
seven-game sweep of Lake
Placid in Monday's make up of
last Thursday's rain-out -
though the Lady Dragons did a
little more pushing.
Under a bright, cloudless sky,
Sebring came out of the gate
quickly, with Kaley Walter, Joy
Donglasan and Nisha Patel each
racing out to 6-1, opening-set
wins in Nos 1, 2 and 3 singles,
respectively.
Donglasan and Patel kept up
their strong play and repeated
those scores to take respective
wins over Deta Waller and
Stephanie Rodriguez.
Walter, meanwhile, saw
Jalitza Serrano step it up a bit
and extend their match a bit
longer before falling in the sec-
ond set, 6-3.
The Nos 4 and 5 singles
matches also went Sebring's
way. but not without some
strong resistance fromin tlh Lady
See TENNIS, page 4B


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EASTERN CONFERENCE
Atlantic Division
W L Pct GB
Boston 39 14 .736 -
New York 27 26 .509 12
Philadelphia 26 28 .481 13X%
New Jersey 17 39 .304 23/
Toronto 15 40 .273 25
Southeast Division
W L Pct GB
Miami 39 15 .722 -
Atlanta 34 20 .630 5
Orlando 35 21 .625 5
Charlotte 24 31 .436 15X
Washington 15 38 .28323/
Central Division
W L Pct GB
Chicago 36 16 .692 -
Indiana 24 28 .462 12
Milwaukee 21 33 .389 16
Detroit 20 36 .357 18
Cleveland 9 46 .164 2852
WESTERN CONFERENCE
Southwest Division


San Antor
Dallas
New Orlea
Memphis
Houston

Oklahoma
Portland
Utah
Denver
Minnesota

LA. Lakei
Phoenix
Golden St
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W L Pct GB
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26 26 .500 10
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Sunday's Games
Boston 85, Miami 82
Orlando 89, L.A. Lakers 75
Memphis 116, Denver 108
Washington 115, Cleveland 100
Portland 105, Detroit 100
Toronto 98, L.A. Clippers 93
Golden State 100, Oklahoma City 94
Sacramento 113, Phoenix 108
Monday's Games
Charlotte 109, L.A. Lakers 89
San Antonio 102, New Jersey 85
Atlanta 94, Detroit 79
Milwaukee 102, L:A. Clippers 78
Portland 95, Minnesota 81
Houston 121, Denver 102
Tuesday's Games
Miami at Indiana, late
Charlotte at Chicago, late
Philadelphia at Memphis, late
Sacramento at Oklahoma City, late
Utah at Phoenix, late
New Orleans at Golden State, late
Wednesday's Games
Washington at Orlando, 7 p.m.
Miami at Toronto, 7 p.m.
New Jersey at Boston, 7:30 p.m.
L.A. Lakers at Cleveland, 7:30 p.m.
Indiana at Detroit, 7:30 p.m.
Atlanta at New York, 7:30 p.m.
L.A. Clippers at Minnesota, 8 p.m.
Sacramento at Dallas, 8:30 p.m.
Philadelphia at Houston, 8:30 p.m.
Golden State at Utah, 9 p.m.
Denver at Milwaukee, 9 p.m.
New Orleans at Portland, 10 p.m.



EASTERN CONFERENCE
Atlantic Division
W L OTPtsGF GA
Philadelphia 36 14 5 77182139
Pittsburgh 35 19 4 74 173141
N.Y. Rangers 30 24 4 64162144
New Jersey 22 30 4 48120158
N.Y. Islanders 20 29 7 47151 186
Northeast Division
W L OTPtsGF GA
Boston 31 18 7 69172135
Montreal 31 20 6 68151 143
Buffalo 26 22 6 58161 162
Toronto 23 27 6 52144174
Ottawa 18 30 8 44126186
Southeast Division
W L OTPtsGF GA
Tampa Bay 34 17 5 73172172
Washington 29 18 10 68153143
Carolina 27 22 8 62 168 175
Atlanta 25 23 10 60167188
Florida 24 24 7 55146148
WESTERN CONFERENCE
Central Division
W L OTPtsGF GA
Detroit 34 16 6 74187163
Nashville 30 19 7 67150133
Chicago 28 22 6 62177158
Columbus 28 23 5 61 152168
St. Louis 25 21 9 59 148 164
Northwest Division
W L OT Pts GF GA
Vancouver 36 12 9 81 192136
Calgary 29 22 8 66177173
Minnesota 30 20 5 65146145
Colorado 25 26 6 56 171 195
Edmonton 16 32 8 40137193
Pacific Division
W L OTPIsGF GA
Phoenix 30 19 9 69s165 162
Dallas 31 19 6 68159158
Anaheim 32 21 4 68159157
San Jose 30 21 6 66158151
Los Angeles 31 22 3 65156132
NOTE: Two points for a win. one point
for overtime loss.

Sunday's Games
Detroit 4, Boston 2
N.Y. Islanders 7, Buffalo 6, OT
N.Y. Rangers 5, Pittsburgh 3
Columbus 2, Dallas 1
Los Angeles 1, Philadelphia 0
Carolina 3, Atlanta 2
Florida 3, San Jose 2
Anaheim 4, Edmonton 0
Monday's Games
St. Louis 3, Vancouver 2
Phoenix 3, Washington 2
Calgary 9, Colorado 1
Tuesday's Games
Toronto at Boston, late
Buffalo at Montreal, late
N.Y. Islanders at Ottawa, late
Philadelphia at Tampa Bay, late
San Jose at Nashville, late
Vancouver at Minnesota, late
Dallas at Edmonton, late
Wednesday's Games
Toronto at Buffalo, 7 p.m.
Carolina at New Jersey, 7 p.m.
Los Angeles at Columbus, 7 p.m.
Philadelphia at Florida, 7:30 p.m.
Minnesota at Chicago, 8 p.m.
Pittsburgh at Colorado, 9 p.m.
Dallas at Calgary, 9:30 p.m.


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Monday's Scores
EAST
Albany 58, Stony Brook 43
Syracuse 63, West Virginia 52
SOUTH
Elizabeth City St. 75, VirginiaSt. 57
Fayetteville St. 75, St. Augustine's 64
Jackson St. 54, Prarie View A&M 53
McNeese St. 73, Sam Houston St. 63
Miss. Valley State 68, Southern U. 48
Morgan St. 72, S. Carolina St. 66
N. Carolina A&T 74, Hampton 63
Pfeiffer 86, St. Andrews 76
Shaw 76, Johnson C. Smith 70
MIDWEST
Kansas State 84, Kansas 68
North Central 64, Illinois Wesleyan 58,
OT
St. Thomas, Minn. 64, Concordia, Moor.
51
FAR WEST
Hawaii 69, Nevada 67 OT


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Monday's Scores
EAST
Albany, N.Y. 75, Vermont 65
Cent. Connecticut St. 61, Bryant 53
Connecticut 86, Oklahoma 45
Fairfield 63, St. Peter's 48
Long Island U. 64, St. Francis, NY 41
Loyola, Md. 67, Niagara 41
Manhattan 63, lona 47
Marist 72, Canisius 60
Monmouth, N.J. 67, Fairleigh Dickinson
48
Mount St. Mary's, Md. 59, Wagner 41
Siena 57, Rider 44
St. Francis, Pa. 81, Robert Morris 73
SOUTH
Appalachian St. 57, Chattanooga 56
Campbell 79, Lipscomb 63
Coastal Carolina 55, Radford 54
Coll. of Charleston 63, Wofford 45
ETSU 75, Jacksonville 65
Elon 58, Furman 57
Florida A&M 69, Delaware St. 46
Gardner-Webb 68, UNC Asheville 65
Grambling St. 67, Texas Southern 56
Hampton 74, N. Carolina A&T 66
High Point 85, Presbyterian 43
Howard 66, Norfolk St. 49
Jackson St. 41, Prairie View 40
Kennesaw St. 63, Florida Gulf Coast 52
Liberty 72, Winthrop 38
N.C. Central 60, Coppin St. 50
S. Carolina St. 60, Morgan St. 57
S.C.-Upstate 78, North Florida 65
Samford 58. Davidson 47
Southern U. 70, MVSU 61, 20T
Stetson 71, Mercer 62
Virginia Tech 68, Clemson 56
W. Carolina 51, Georgia Southern 45
MIDWEST
N. Dakota St. 65, W. Illinois 50
S. Dakota St. 62, IUPUI 47
UMKC 81, Oral Roberts 77
SOUTHWEST
Alcorn St. 70, Ark.-Pine Bluff 68
Baylor 67, Texas A&M 58
FAR WEST
S. Utah 73, Centenary 63


BASEBALL
American League
NEW YORK YANKEES-Designated RHP
Brian Schlitter for assignment. Agreed
to terms with OF Andruw Jones to a
one-year contract.
TORONTO BLUE JAYS-Voided the con-
tract of RHP Brian Stokes.
National League
CHICAGO CUBS-Agreed to terms with
RHP Carlos Marmol on a three-year
contract.
NEW YORK METS-Named Brian
Chicklo minor league training coordina-
tor, Joe Golia athletic trainer for Buffalo
(IL) and Matt Hunter athletic trainer for
Binghamton (EL).
Southern League
TENNESSEE SMOKIES-Extended their
affiliation with the Chicago Cubs for two
years through the 2014 season.
American Association
EL PASO DIABLOS-Released RHP Ron
Hill, RHP DJ Mattox, OF Jonathan
Reynoso and INF JD Reininger.
SIOUX CITY EXPLORERS-Sold the con-


tract of C Matt Kramer to Boston (AL).
Frontier League
LAKE ERIE CRUSHERS-Traded LHP
Ronnie Morales to York (Atlantic) for a
player to be named.
BASKETBALL
National Basketball Association
NEW ORLEANS HORNETS-Released G-
F Sasha Pavlovic.
SACRAMENTO KINGS-Fined F-C
DeMarcus Cousins for fighting with a
teammate after a Feb. 12 game against
Oklahoma City.
FOOTBALL
National Football League
ATLANTA FALCONS-Named Bob
Bratkowski quarterbacks coach.
BALTIMORE RAVENS-Signed coach
John Harbaugh to a three-year exten-
sion through 2014.
CLEVELAND BROWNS-Named Chris
Beake offensive coach, Chuck Bullough
defensive coach, Shawn Mennenga spe-
cial teams coach, Ray Rhodes senior
assistant-defense coach, Keith
Gilbertson senior assistant-offense
coach. Announced running backs coach
Gary Brown, tight ends coach Steve
Hagen, defensive backs coach Jerome
Henderson, strength and conditioning
coach Kent Johnston, assistant strength
and conditioning coach Rick Lyle,
assistant to the head coach Luke
Steckel and offensive line coach George
Warhop will be retained from last year's
staff.
NEW YORK JETS-Named Bill Hughan
strength and conditioning coach.
OAKLAND RAIDERS-Named Rod
.Woodson cornerbacks coach.
HOCKEY
National Hockey League
ATLANTA THRASHERS-Assigned D
Arturs Kulda to Chicago (AHL).
CAROLINA HURRICANES-Reassigned F
Zac Dalpe to Charlotte (AHL).
COLORADO AVALANCHE-Announced
the retirement of F Peter Forsberg.
OTTAWA SENATORS-Recalled G Robin
Lehner and F Bobby Butler from
Binghamton (AHL).
TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS-Traded F Kris
Versteeg to Philadelphia for 2011 first-
and third-round draft picks.
American Hockey League
PROVIDENCE BRUINS-Announced F
Jordan Caron was assigned to the team
by Boston (NHL).
ECHL
READING ROYALS-Announced F Chris
Blight has been returned from Hershey
(AHL).
Loaned F Ryan Cruthers to Hershey.
Announced Toronto (AHL) recalled F
Justin Hodgman.
Central Hockey League
FORT WAYNE KOMETS-Announced F
Chris Francis was recalled by
Springfield (AHL).
ODESSA JACKALOPES-Suspended D
Mike Schutte.
TULSA OILERS-Placed G Rob Mattison
on waivers.
SOCCER
Major League Soccer
FC DALLAS-Waived F Jason Yeisley.
LA GALAXY-Agreed to terms with MF
Paolo Cardozo, MF Hector Jimenez, MF
Dan Keat, D Ryan Thomas and MF
Dustin McCarty.
PHILADELPHIA UNION-Waived MF
Eduardo Coudet.
REAL SALT LAKE-Re-signed D Nat
Borchers to a four-year contract.
COLLEGE
NCAA-Suspended Radford men's bas-
ketball coach Brad Greenberg for four
games for violations tied to impermissi-
ble team travel and associated extra
benefits for an ineligible player.
MOUNTAIN WEST
CONFERENCE-Reprimanded San Diego
State basketball coach Steve Fisher
after he criticized Wyoming for firing
coach Heath Schroyer last week.
BOSTON COLLEGE-Named Kevin
Rogers offensive coordinator.
NYU-Named Ryan Casey men's assis-
tant volleyball coach.
TEXAS-Named Duane Akina defensive
backs coach
WISCONSIN-STOUT-Named Ryan
Raufus women's soccer coach.


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LOCAL SCHEDULE


Avon Park


Lake Placid


Sebring


SFCC


THURSDAY: Boys Basketball vs.Tampa Catholic, 7 p.m.; Baseball hosts Bill Jarrett
Early Bird Tournament, vs. Lake Region, 7:30 p.m.; Softball vs. DeSoto, 6/7:30 p.m.
FRIDAY: Baseball hosts Bill Jarrett Early Bird Tournament, vs. Sebring, 6:30 p.m.;
Softball vs. Lake Placid, 5:30/7:30 p.m.


THURSDAY: Baseball at Bill Jarrett Ford Early Bird Tournament, vs. DeSoto, 5 p.m.;
BoysTennis vs. Sebring, 2 p.m.
FRIDAY: Softball at Avon Park, 5:30/7:30 p.m.
MONDAY: Baseball at Clewiston, 7 p.m.; Softball vs. All Saints, 6 p.m.


THURSDAY: Baseball at Bill Jarrett Ford Early Bird Tournament,TBD; BoysTennis at
Lake Placid, 2 p.m.; GirlsTennis vs. Lake Wales, 4 p.m.
FRIDAY: Baseball at Bill Jarrett Ford Early Bird Tournament, vs. Avon Park, 6:30 p.m.;
Softball at Ridge, 5:30/7:30 p.m.


TODAY: Baseball vs..Indian River, 6 p.m.
THURSDAY: Softball at Brevard, 4 p.m.
FRIDAY: Baseball at Palm Beach State, 4 p.m.
SATURDAY: Baseball at Broward, doubleheader, Noon; Softball at Santa Fe, 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.
The flighted, four-person scramble will
tee off with a 9 a.m. shotgun 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.
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 is $20 through Feb. 16
and $25 from Feb. 17 through race day.
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 call the SFCC
Foundation at 863-453-3133.

.5th Annual L.O.S.T. Run
OKEECHOBEE The fifth annual
L.O.S.T. (Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail)
118-Mile Endurance Run will take place
the weekend of February 26-27.
This footrace consists of one circum-
navigation of Lake Okeechobee by run-
ning along the top of the Herbert Hoover
Dike, a distance of 118 miles.
The race begins 6:30 a.m. at the Okie-
Tantie Campground located just west of
the town of Okeechobee, and runners have
34 hours to complete their loop of the lake.
The run precedes counterclockwise
around the lake, so runners pass the towns
of Lakeport, Moore Haven, Clewiston,
Pakohee and Port Mayaca before they
return to Okie-Tantie.
A total of 12 solo runners are entered so
far, and three 2-person relay teams are
also running the course.
Runners will receive aid at various
access points located around the lake, and
there will be manned aid stations at
Lakeport,. Moore Haven, Clewiston, Paul
Rardin Park, Pahokee, Port Mayaca and
Nubbins Slough.
The race website is www.lostll8mile-
endurancerun.com.
For more information, contact Mike
Melton at 772-349-1704
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 $300 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 (S70 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.
Tuesday, Feb. 22 they will host the
Todd Allen Show.
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 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.
"Doc Owen" Golf Tourney
AVON PARK The Avon Park Noon
Rotary Club will host its Second Annual
David "Doc Owen" Golf tournament on
Saturday, April 16 at Highlands Ridge
North.
Tle two-person scramble-format entry
fee is $60 per person with prizes in flight
groups, lunch, goodie bag, and refresh-
ments on the course. Registration starts at
7:30 a.m. with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun tee
time.
Entry information and check payable to
Avon Park Noon Rotary mailed to Chet
Brojek, 3310 Par Road, Sebring, Florida
33872.
Golfers should include their names and
handicaps along with their check.
Those needing a form may email tour-
ney director Chet Brojek at
cbrojek@comcast.net or call at 385-4736.
Business entry of two-persons plus a
hole sign for a total of $200 is available
for the first time this year.
All Rotary club members are urged to
support participate in the event that bene-
fits local Rotary charity projects.
Business hole signs for $100 are also
available by contacting Chet via email or
phone.










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All times Eastern
Sprint Cup
Daytona 500,
1 p.m., Sunday

Nationwide Series
Drive4COPD 300, .
1:15 p.m., Saturday IES B'E f

Truck Series
NextEra Energy Resources 250,
7:30 p.m.
Friday gggfff


Said third-place finisher Ryan
Newman after the Budweiser Shoot-
out: "That was the most unexpected
race I've ever been a part of."
> Now NASCAR's solution seems to
be creating a situation in which driv-
ers can't afford to push each other for
long because of potential overheating
problems. It's a subtle way of making
racers slow down, and that's sort of
antithetical to the whole process.
1- For fans, the question comes
down to this: Would you rather see
tight bunches of cars, stacked up by
the dozens, or groups of two racing
together toward the front? Most seem
to prefer the former.
Toyota drivers were notably off
the pace in pole qualifying. Don't
count them out yet. Never have race,
conditions contrasted from qualifying
runs so much at Daytona. And qualify-
ing is seldom an important factor in
the Daytona 500.
When evaluating the points
standings, remember this: One point
is roughly the same as four in the
past. A 25-point lead will be roughly
equivalent to a 100-point edge under
the former system.
Seven eligible drivers either
chose not to participate or couldn't
find rides forthe Buo.i.eiser Sr oorout
1- The "groups of two" might be
conduci,,'e to ancrtne side-a,-side
finish, row'vever. in re Sri-ootout ,vhen
Denni Harnrlin went for the win, it
opened the door for Kurt Busch to
win the race And it didn't hurt when
Hamlin drove belov, the yellc,.' line,
thus earning a black flag.
1 Dale Earrha'dit Jr. won one pole
oy random draw itrie Budweiser
Shootoutiand anotrie by being
fastest in Daltor'a 500 pole qualify-
ing. LucI- and speed '.:t-. r, rnale a.
formula for success.
1 With ever.,orne all tut conced-
ing the front reov.' ,to cri.ers using
EarnhardrL Childress engines, the
drivers Mno zc.mnied to r1 rtcop '.ere .
Hendrick' M.otorspon.r. teamnni r.e.
Earnrardt and Jeff Gordnc:.
0 While only three Daytona 500
winners have gone on to win the
championship in the same year in
the past 32 years, the number of
Shootout winners to win the title,
over the same period, is seven. Dale
Earnhardt did it four times.

2011 SPRINT CUP SCHEDULE
Feb. 17...................Gatorade Duel
Feb. 20 .............................Daytona
Feb. 27 ............................ Phoenix
March 6.................... Las Vegas
M arch 20.............................Bristol
March 27........................ Fontana
April 3 ......................M... artinsville
April 9 ..................................... Texas
April 17..........................Talladega
April 30 ................................ Richmond
May 7........................... Darlington
M ay 15 ................................... Dover
May 21........................All-Star Race
May 29........................... Charlotte
June 5................................ Kansas
June 12............................. Pocono
June 19.............................Michigan
June 26.............................. Sonoma
July 2........................... ...Daytona
July 9............................... Kentucky
July17.................................. Loudon
July 31 ...................... Indianapolis
Aug. 7 ............................... Pocono
Aug. 14................... Watkins Glen
Aug. 21............................ M ichigan
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


> 0Who's hot: Bust n, tr,e onl%
Dodge ririver ir, the
field, c-aptured frte
4 &-. Bud'..eiser Shooiouit.
-* ... Arid Dodge added,
a driver vherie i
signed on to assist
Kurt Busch Robby Gordon.


Kahne


> Who's not: The
Shootout had
barely started when
Kasey Kahne's
Toyota suffered
engine trouble ...
A penalty relegated
Denny Hamlin
to 12th place.


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: Daytona 500
Where: Daytona (Beach, Fla.)
International Speedway (2.5 mi.),
200 laps/500 miles.
When: Sunday, Feb. 20
Last year's winner Jamie
McMurray, Chevy.
Qualifying record: Bill Elliott,
Ford, 210.364 mph, Feb. 9,1987.
Race record: Buddy Baker, Olds,
177.602 mph, Feb. 17, 1980.
Last week. Dodge driver Kurt
Busch captured the Budweiser
Shootout, taking advantage of a
mistake byToyota's Denny Hamlin,
who nipped Busch at the finish line
but was penalized for driving below
the Daytona yellow line. McMurray
finished second in a Chevy, followed
by Ryan Newman in a Dodge.


NATIONWIDE
Race: Drive4COPD 300
Where: Daytona (Beach, FlR
International Speedway (2.5
120 laps/300 miles.
When: Saturday, Feb. 19.
Last year's winner. Tony
Chevy.
Qualifying record: Tommy
Houston, Buick, 194.389 mi
10,1987.
Race record: Geoff Bodine
Pontiac, 157.137 mph, Feb.
1985.
Last race: Kyle Busch coam
dazzling 2010 campaign by
the final race at Homestead-
Speedway in a Toyota. Busch
13 times, and his Joe Gibbs
teammate, Joey Logano, led
series in poles with eight


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CAMPING WORLD TRUCK
a.) Race: NextEra Energy Resources 250
V.), Where: Daytona (Beach, Fla.) International
Speedway (2.5 mi.), 100 laps/250 miles.
When: Friday, Feb. 18.
Stewart, Last year's winner Timothy Peters,
Toyota.
Qualifying record: Joe Ruttman, Dodge,
y F 187.563 mph, Feb. 16, 2000.
ph, Feb. Race record: Mark Martin, Ford, 146.622
mph, Feb. 17, 2006.
'16, Last race: Kyle Busch, in a Toyota, won
the final 2010 race at Homestead-Miami
peted a Speedway. Busch won half the 16 races in
pleated a which he competed, but since the season
winning consisted of 25 events, he finished only
Miami 14th in the points standings.
h won
Racing
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TOP: Speed became the name of the game in the Bud Shootout as cars paired up for faster racing speeds at the newly-repaved
Daytona International Speedway. Some duos reached speeds of 206 mph. BOTTOM: Teammates Jeff Burton, left, and Kevin
Harvick try to draft during the race.


Bud-dying Up







For The Shootout


First race at repaved Daytona track like Noah's Ark of racing


By Monte Dutton
NASCAR This Week
To borrow from the title of a Monty Python movie,
"And nowfor something completely different"
Few expected what took place in the Budweiser
Shootout, won on Feb. 12 by Kurt Busch at Daytona
International Speedway. Entering the race, many driv-
ers suggested that new pavement at the signature track
would create racing similar to the Sprint Cup Series' other
"restrictor-plate track," Talladega Superspeedway.
Nothing could have been further from the truth.
What took place in the all-star event was unprecedent-
ed. Most of the race consisted of cars racing nose-to-tail in
groups of two. At one point, the top 14 were made up of
seven groups of two, all at least 20-30 yards apart.
It certainly was different What's more, those two-car
groups were racing at speeds nearly 20 mph faster than
the speeds of cars racing alone. Dale Earnhardt's pole
speed was slightly over 186 mph. Some two-car drafts


were clocked at 206 mph in the Shootout
"It's all about getting locked on," said Jeff Gordon.
"When you're the lead car, you feel as if you're constantly
being pushed. You feel a little tap. Ifyou're not getting that
tap, I mean, you drop 5 mph instantly.
'"We always thought, in drafting, four cars were better
than two cars, and eight cars were better than four. That's
over. Three cars would actually go faster than two if you
could get them together, but you can't do it because the
second bar becomes the middle of a sandwich and it gets
out of control .... Trust me. You've got to have a partner."
What's more, the dosing speeds make it difficult for
more than two cars to draft, which was most evident from
observing Kyle Busch's frustrations in the race. Once a
driver is "hung out to dry" and left alone, he can't move
over in front of another draft because the two cars will run
over him. And he isn't going fast enough to latch on from
behind.
NASCAR has a vexing issue to resolve.


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Newman Stewart
RYAN NEWMAN VS. TONY STEWART
Working together became endlessly
complicated when the Budweiser Shootout
unexpectedly came down to relentless groups
of two-car drafts. The two literally couldn't find
each other. "We, at Stewart-Haas, anticipated
working together a lot more as teammates,
and it just never happened. It never unfolded
for us tonight."
NASCAR This Week's Monte
Dutton gives his take: "The notable
exception was Richard Childress Racing
teammates Jeff Burton and Kevin Harvick,
who spent most of the race paired together.
In the end, it didn't produce a victory."

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Earnhardt's Death
Still Remembered
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,
It has been 10 long years since we lost
the great Dale Eamhardt. This year at the
Daytona 500 will bring back a lot of very sad
memories. I just hope and pray that this race
coming up on Feb. 20 is a safe race and the
drivers all use their heads.
Dale's death opened up NASCAR's eyes
(too late), and the cars are a lot safer. The
walls are not as hard as they use to be with
NASCAR putting in the SAFER barriers. Dale's
death has not been forgotten, and I don't
think the legend of Dale and his famous black
No. 3 will ever leave the memories of his
faithful fans. NASCAR is not the same, never
will be. It's a shame that it took a tragedy for
NASCAR to bring safety to where it should of
been.
Ginger Striker
Front Royal, Va.

Thanks for sharing your heartfelt feelings.
If's difficult to count the many ways in which
Dale Earnhardt is missed.



Daytona Didn't Always
Kick Off The Season

The Daytona 500 didn't always begin what
is now the Sprint Cup season. For instance,
the 1963 season actually kicked off, believe
it or not, in November 1962, and the fourth
race, in January 1963, was at the road course
in Riverside, Calif., where Dan Gumey edged
AJ. Foyt in a 500-mile marathon. (Yes, the
Riverside 500 was actually miles.) Tiny Lund,
an emergency substitute for injured Marvin
Panch, won the fifth Daytona 500, and it was
... the fifth race of the season.


Waltrip Recounts The Day
Michael Waltrip's remembrance of the
2001 Daytona 500, In the Blink of an Eye
(Hyperion), reached No. 11 in the New York
Times best-seller list for nonfiction books.
Waltrip won that race while at the same time
his car owner, Dale Eamhardt, suffered a fatal
crash on the final lap. "What looked to be a
storybook ending turned to tragedy seconds
later," said Waltrip, whose first official Cup
victory occurred that day.


Junior takes a low-key approach to anniversary


By Monte Dutton
NASCAR This Week
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. Momen-
tum is building, as much for the 10th
anniversary of Dale Eamhardt's death
- on Feb. 18, 2001, on the final lap of
the Daytona 500 as for the actual
running of this year's race.
Dale Eamhardt Jr., trying to put an
end to a slump of considerable dura-
tion, is distancing himself as much as
possible from reverent observation of
that fateful day.
"I don't know what you mean about
'getting involved' in (events dedicated
to his father)," he said. "You know,
he will be recognized a lot over the


weekend, I'm sure. It will be awesome
to see all those things, hear all the great
things. Any time anybody says some-
thing good about him, it makes you feel
great.
"It will be good. It will be a good week-
end for the family. My grandmother
will probably enjoy hearing all the great
things that will be said, as will all of us.
Looking forward to seeing everybody,
you know, recognize his accomplish-
ments and what kind of person he was,
how he affected everybody."
Some serenity Michael Waltrip
won the Daytona 500 on the occasion of


Eamhardt's death. Now mostly retired,
he will be entered in this year's race.
"The cool thing about me, person-
ally, is that I'm a Christian, so I believe
everything happens for a reason," said
Waltrip. "If I didn't, I think I'd be pretty
mad about that day."
Ready for whatever If momentum in
one year is significant at the beginning of
another, Carl Edwards should be set. He
won the final two races of last season.
"I understand that this sport goes in
waves," said Edwards. "I really and truly
am just focused on winning here. The
funny thing about racing is when you
win a bunch and everything is going re-
ally well, it all kind of works out. So I'm


really trying to focus on that."
Look, Ma, no wheel MRN's Barney
Hall, the dean of NASCAR broadcast-
ers, is fond of saying a driver is "driving
the wheels off that car." The signature
remark was particularly true of Denny
Hamlin during Daytona 500 pole
qualifying.
Hamlin's Toyota inexplicably skidded
through the infield grass, sending up
an earthen cloud. The steering wheel
came off in his hands. It poses no threat
to his position in the Daytona 500 field,
and he would have started the Gatorade
Duel at the back of the pack anyway,
since he changed the engine in the car
before the fateful run.


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Sebring takes tournament opener


Continued from 1B
the center field wall and
brought Randall and Lewis
both in for a 3-0 edge.
Payne reached on a walk to
start the fourth and stole sec-
ond, but was soon caught off
guard again as Baker picked
him off from behind the plate
to quell the scoring threat.
Anderson then bounced
back and struck out the side
in what would be his final
inning of work. -
Greene would also strike
out the side in his final
inning, the fifth, but a bout of
wildness mixed in two walks
and a visit to the mound from
Rewis before he finished his
night of work with strikeout
number seven.
Anderson's younger broth-
er came on in relief in the
bottom of the fifth and got
his first two batters, but
Lewis drew a walk to keep
the inning alive.
And while Baker might
have not caught up to big
brother Brady, he found a
pitch from Garrett right in his
groove and whalloped it over
the left-field fence for a two-
run blast and a 5-0 Sebring
tilt.
A scoreless sixth for both
sides left just three outs to go
and Kyle Cunningham on in
relief.
The elder Anderson
reached on an error before
Devyn Steele doubled to
right center to put runners on
second and third.
A walk loaded the bags but
Sebring turned a 6-4-3 dou-
ble play, sacrificing the run.


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News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE
Nate Greene faced just two over the minimum in his five innings of work Monday at the
Bill Jarrett Ford Early Bird Tournament in Avon Park. Greene would surrender just one
hit and strike out seven in Sebring's 5-2 win over DeSoto.


A wild pitch would let in
the Bulldogs only other run
before Cunningham finished
it off with a strikeout.
"(Anderson) is as good as
we'll see. He's got a great
arm and he knows how .to
pitch," Rewis said. "They
gave us one (run), but we
earned two off him. Facing


pitching that good, you're
going to strike out a bunch
and are you going to keep
playing or let it go. They kept
playing and battled."
Santa Fe Catholic topped
Lake Region in the tourna-
ment opener Monday, 7-4
and faced off with the host
Red Devils Tuesday in the


7:30 p.m. contest.
Sebring was back at it
Tuesday as well, squaring off
with Lake Placid in the 5
p.m. game.
Both results were too late
for press time and can be
seen in Friday's edition of the
News-Sun.


quite a
Continued from 1B
Sebring's Brittany
Lockhart, similarly, built
upon her result last year
and now has a springboard
and eye toward next season.
As a sophomore,
Lockhart had lifted enough
at Regionals to qualify, but
found herself tied and then
missing out based on a
weigh-in tie-breaker.
This time around,
Lockhart solidly qualified
out of Regionals and knew
what she was shooting for.
"My goal was to get a
personal best," she said. "It
was great and amazing to
be there, but once it got
started, I looked at it as just
another meet."
Focused on her mission,
Lockhart did set a personal
best, hoisting matching
130s on both bench and
clean and jerk for a 260
which topped the personal


journey
best she had set at
Regionals by five pounds.
Her 15th place finish in
the 129 class was almost an
afterthought with the feat
she had accomplished.
"I feel I did well this
year," Lockhart said. "And
now I know what it takes to
get back. I'll be back next
year and aiming to take
first."
Alencia Moransit, Avon
Park's second state qualifi-
er, took 21st in the 199
class with a 130 and 120 for
a 250 total to cap off her
strong high school career in
a great way.
Because, after all, as the
old saying goes, it is not the
destination to be savored,
but the journey itself.
And by reaching the des-
tination of the State Finals,
these girls all know they've
been on quite a journey
along the way.


Tennis match goes to Streaks


Continued from 1B
Dragons.
Kelly Broen was able to
get past Hannah Waller by
6-2, 6-3 scores at No. 4
while Micaela DeVane
edged Claire LeBlanc 6-4,
6-4.
Patel and Broen the
picked it up in No. 2 dou-
bles and took a 6-2, 6-2 win
over the combo of
Rodriguez and Hannah


Waller and with the light
fading, Walter and
Donglasan went to Pro-Set
scoring in the No. 1 doubles
match and won 8-3 over
Serrano and Deta Waller.
The Dragons, now 1-1 on
the season, were at LaBelle
Tuesday while Sebring, at 3-
0, traveled to Mulberry
Tuesday before hosting Lake
Wales Thursday.


Robertson headed to "Wheat


Belt"


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News-Sun photo by ED BALDRIDGE
Avon Park senior Alonzo Robertson, seated, dad Alonzo and mom Lisa are present for the
signing ceremony with Hutchinson Community College in Kansas on Monday. The young
Red Devil will travel to the "Wheat Belt" to play defensive and tight end for the Blue
Dragons this June on an 18-month scholarship.


AP repeats as district champs,

hosts Tampa Catholic tomorrow


Continued from 1B
maybe it was fatigue, but we
got it and that is all that
matters. We are blessed and
we are blessed to have it."
The Red Devils really put
the Titans in the back seat
for the first half after they'
captured a 12-2 lead in the
first, but that lead eroded to
16-10 by the start of the sec-
ond.
Turning on the press, the
Devils were back in a com-
fortable 35-19 lead by the
end of the half after switch-
ing their game plan to four-
corner shooting.
The third looked to be the
time that Tenoroc would
give up after the Devils
pushed a 14-2 scoring
onslaught, but the Titans
rallied from the 53-36


'But we got it

and that is all

that matters. We

are blessed and

we are blessed to

have it.'

LUTHER CLEMONS
Avon Park head coach

deficit in the fourth to fight
back within seven before
the buzzer.
The Titans keyed on Avon
Park's Alonzo Robertson,
keeping him to just eight
points, but Robertson was
able to snag 12 rebounds to
assist in the Devil effort.
Marcus Dewberry led the


Avon Park scoring drive
with 20, Reggie Baker net-
ted 18 and Avierre Conner
hit 13.
For the Titans, Brandon
Moore led the scoring drive,
and captured the game's top
seat, with 26 points while
teammate Karlos Odum was
able to rack up 14 points.
Avon Park's win earns
them the home game for the
opener of the Class 3A
Regional Playoffs on
Thursday against long-time,
post-season rivals Tampa
Catholic.
Last year's playoff win
snapped a long run of the
Crusader's knocking vari-
ous Red Devil teams out of
the playoffs.
Game time is 7 p.m. in
the Avon Park gym.


Second Annual "Run Your Heart Out" 5K


Run Saturday, Feb. 12, the run, which benefits the
Highlands County Junior Achievement Program, saw a whop-
ping 207 finishers at Highlands Hammock State Park.

Overall Male Evan Wilburn 17:57
Overall Female Paula Jean Lunt 22:18
Male Masters Guy Ealey 24:47
Female Masters Jane Wickman 24:02
Male Age Groups
(14 & Under) Chandler Gowan 26:56, Ben Tubbs 27:35, Juan
Velez 28:05, Denicio Cardenas 28:57, Chase Doty 29:26, Jason
Whitbeck 29:48, Josh Jantz 35:40, Devon Farrow 35:41, Bryce
Hernandez 43:09, Brian Dean 44:03, Brandon Dean 44:33, Brooker
Revell 45:19, Perry Taylor 48:17, Kirkland Hale 49:37, Nicholas
Hale 54:41, Dane Kelsey 59:22, Ryan (4yr.old) 65:45, Bryce
Boughton 65:46, Evan Hutzenlaub 65:52, Capone 69:17.
(15-20) Elias Salgado 20:46, Robert Komasa 20:54, John
Komasa 21:05, Jon Foy 21:27, Greg Lawrence 23:30, Jorge Vicens
27:00, Carl Dassinger 32:43, Tavig Anap 33:04.
(21-29) Terry Hancock 27:19, Riley Stewart 28:03, Jeremy
Vincent 30:55, Dusty Johnson 34:43, Ryan Bourgoin 35:32, Calvin
Crowell 42:52, Chris Rivas 43:43, Corey French 65:57, Ray Breezy
68:40.
(30-39) Kenny Koehler 22:32, Mike Hines 25:09, Brian Simmons
33:16, Michael Farrow 35:42, Frank Migenis 36:02, Joe
Concepcion 38:35, Eric Zwayer 41:33, Christopher Dean 44:04,
Michael Hale 49:42, Abel Hernandez 56:31, Gary Brack 56:54; Pete
Monismith 78:09.
(40-49) Chris Doty 21:27, John Komasa 22:54, Mike Lee 24:30,
Sean Dolan 25:52, Ron Bednosky 25:56, Jay Jones 28:30, Mike
Kirsch 33:56, Mike McMinn 60:46.
(50-59) Chuck Best 21:49, Richard Percy 25:30, Bill Jarrett
30:55, Ken Holmes 32:19, Duke Mills 33:12, Ed Algreen 56:33.
(60+) Richard Godfrey 26:48, Ron Wickman 26:56, Michael
Stewart 28:49, Tom Delaney 29:20, Cliff Ables 37:03, Mac Perkins
47:48, Jim Howard 58:58, Norm Stephens 58:58.
Female Age Groups
(14 & Under) Ashley White 27:22, Maci Leaphart 30:03, Carly
Juve 34:44, Zoe Stanley 33;36, Madison Leaphart 35:49, Savannah
Oldfield 40:00, Maria Gonzalez 40:50, Molly Jane Zwayer 41:18,
Jenna-Leigh Labarr 46:51, Adrianna Taylor 46:52, Taylor Dorr
48:19, Dixie Goins 48:30, Camryn (age 5) 49:42, Taylor Crutchfield


50:20, Hannah Jernigan 56:29, Eva Hernandez 56:35, Caroline
Taylor 57:52, Taylor Mendez 57:53, Piper Sierra Monismith 58:54,
Rhiannon Quinn 63:34, Talaya Rhymes 68:42; J. Monismith 78:04,
Ali Monismith 78:05, Rhyolite Monismith 78:07.
(15-19) Allie Mann 23:31, Caitlyn Moulds 26:07, Salina Walker
26:25, Christina Gourley 27:10, Ricki Albritton 28:02, Kristina
Williams 29:38, Laura Arumugam 31:32, Elizabeth Barragan 33:22,
Alyssa Castelli 38:27, Deidre Shankle 38:38, Kaylee Tuck 39:41,
Shelby Smith 47:54, Kaitlyn Dady 50:20, Peyton Hernandez 56:29,
Rebekka Starkey 58:40, Suzannah Beiner 58:40.
(20-29) Amber Foster 24:00, Corien Peavy 26:05, Ashley Hewitt
26:47, Kayla Griffin 28:07, Sabrina Keckler 30:14, Rose Fowler
32:01, Jennifer Bryant 32:15, Morgan Boatwright 33:11, Angel
Nowling 33:23, Melanie Aydt 33:49, Laura Johnson 34:55, Loisel
Arumugam 35:20, Felicia Coke 35:26, Bethany Harkey 36:00,
Crystal Negron 36:17, Maggie Celentano 36:18, Heather Dean
44:36, Shawna Lancaster 44:54, Brittany Mosser 48:49, Liz Barber
51:34, Ashley Rice 57:42, Sarah Norris 57:43, Holly Kelsey 59:21,
Kayla Williams 60:40, Rebecca Algreen 69:15.
(30-39) Courtney Lenhart 25:25, Michelle Delaney 26:18, Jane
Mikulecky 28:16, Susan Voigt 28:16, Denise Hines 28:49, Mary
Willis 29:32, Jennifer Simmons 30:05, Tammy Surrency 30:34,
Kim Price 30:36, Monica Gregory 31:31, Staci Braswell 32:14, Lisa
Barnes 33:15, Jessie Migenis 39:31, Angie Saunders 39:55,
Charlotte Mann 40:34, Megan McNamara 40:56, Amy, Zwayer
44;59, Susan Hale 44:55, Amanda Labuda 47:35, Gloria Mize
49:47, Vanessa Hernandez 56:38, Jennifer Brack 56:53, Dara taylor
57:52, Tina Monismith 58:55, Susan McYinn 60:35, Audra Watson
63:24, Betsey Boughton 65:49, Jennifer Awad 65:53.
(40-49) Kathie Mayloyed 24:54, Maria Barragan 27:05, Kathleen
Hammock 28:11, Lisa Lovett 28:53, Karin Doty 29:33, Cheryl
Graaham 31:11, Deborah Witmer 33:38, Sandra Johnson 34:18,
Julia Miller 35:26, Deborah Summers 36:00, Robin Gonzalez
39:25, Sue Walker 40:51, Michele Bednosky 42:00, Dana O'Rourke
44:18, Kristi Olsen 45:46, Tammy Williams 47:11, Kim Dorman
47:11, Laura Poe 50:38, Jennifer Rhynes 68:21.
(50-59) Laura Griffin 24:10, Rosa Gonzalez 27:41, Connie
Harshbarger 29:15, Martie Brooker 30:11, Darlene Celentano
31:05, Val Ealey 32;52, Susan Cook 38:38, Terry Barone 46:54,
Janet Harris 47:34, Shelly Komasa 51;44, Carolyn Campbell 58:41,
Debbie Algreen 68:38.
(60+) Lois Hotchkiss 29:25, Julie Creed 50:37, Fran Rolston
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Special to the News-Sun
SEBRING The Sebring
Youth Football and Cheer
Association announces its'
Spring Conditioning Camps
for football players and
cheerleaders.
The six-week camp for
the football players is $25
and begins Monday, April 4
with practice 2-3 nights a
week.
The players will have the
chance to show off their tal-
ents in an exhibition game
Saturday, May 14.
The $10 cheerleader
camp runs for two weeks
and begins Monday, May 2,
when they will learn a new
routine and several new


cheers that they will per-
form at the exhibition game.
Registrations will be held
Saturday, Feb. 19 and
March 12 from 9 a.m.-Noon
at the Highlands County
Sports Complex at 200
Sheriff Tower Rd.
The first 50 participants
who come to register on
each date will also get a free
door prize.
Each participant who reg-
isters will also get a free raf-
fle ticket to win a bicycle.
Free drinks and snacks
will also be provided.
For more information,
call Kim Anderson at 381-
5047, Melissa Lane at 381-
9325, or Amy at 381-4801.


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Courtesy photo
The new officers and board of directors for the Heartland Harmonizers Barbershop
Chorus.


Palmer chosen president of


Heartland Harmonizers


Special to the News-Sun
SEBRING The Heartland Harmonizers
Barbershop Chorus at a recent dinner meeting
installed Jim Palmer as its new president for
the year 2011.
Other officers installed were: treasurer,
Thom Zentner; secretary, Paul Willcox; vice
president Music, Rex Darrow; vice president
Chapter Development/Membership ,Bruce
Martens; and vice president Marketing and
Public Relations, Mac Brown.
Others serving on the board of directors
were immediate past president Stirling
Snyder and members-at-large Ernie Bourdeau
and Don Davis.


The Sebring Chapter of the Barbershop
Harmony Society was formed in 2001. It
began with a core group of 12 men and has
steadily grown to its present size of 73 men.
Any man who likes to sing is invited to join
them at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the chorus room of
Sebring High School on Kenilworth
Boulevard.
The chorus is now working on its annual
show to be held on March 12 at the South
Florida Community College theater in Avon
Park. Call 471-0706 for information. Each
year a portion of the proceeds from the annu-
al show are donated to a designated charity.


Garden Club learns about irrigation


Special to the News-Sun
SEBRING The Garden
Club of Sebring Inc. held its
first meeting of the year on
Jan. 24 at the Sebring Civic
Center. First vice president
Gloria Frances welcomed all
members and guests present.
A lovely luncheon enjoyed
by all was prepared by host-
ess chairman Ginger Schmidt
and her committee Tina
Barnett, Terry Daisy, Darlene
Dalton, Evaline Thompson
and Betty Wescott. The food
table decorations were also
done by Ginger Schmidt.
Member table decorations
were done with a red and
white Valentine's theme by
president Lucy Wheeler, who
was unable to attend the
meeting. Frances was acting
chair for the meeting and pre-
sented the guest speaker, Dee
Dee Jacobson, whose pro-
gram was "Irrigation
Efficiency."
Most members were
astounded to hear how much
water a two- or four-member
household uses; not only for
household use, but also lawn
maintenance. Jacobson
advised members of a no-cost
landscape and irrigation eval-
uation available for


Highlands County residents,
assisting them in cutting
water waste and improving
your lawn under their own
schedule.
Millie Grime proposed that
the Sebring Garden Club
have the Blue Star Memorial
Marker, located in front of
CVS on U.S. 27 South,
cleaned and refurbished. This
proposal was accepted and
Thomas Stelling, of
Tombstone Cleaners in
Daytona Beach, will be com-
pleting the restoration.
The Blue Star Memorial
Highway Markers are a trib-
ute to the armed forces that
have defended the United
States of America. These
markers have been place on
highways from the Atlantic to
the Pacific, including Hawaii
and Alaska. Many of them
stand today where they were
dedicated more than 60 years
ago.
Upcoming events for the
Sebring Garden Club are the
annual card party at the
Sebring Civic Center from 10
a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday
March 3. Lunch will be
served and tickets are $8.
Call 471-1421 for informa-
tion and tickets.


Courtesy photo
Officers of the Garden Club of Sebring are (from left) Anita
Bargar, secretary; Bennie Malloy, roadside beautification
U.S. 27, chairman; first vice president, Gloria Frances;
Millie Grime, Blue Star Memorial Highways chairman; and
Ray Adelmann, treasurer.


The next meeting will be
Feb. 28 at the Sebring Civic
Center at noon. Guest speak-
er will be Mark Nelson from
Nelson's Nursery in Apopka.
He will speak on "Roses." If
interested in attending a
meeting call 471-0657.


Rotary Club of
Highlands County
SEBRING Rotarian
Barry Poppel. of the Trinity
Rotary Club, 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 provid-
ing households there with
bio-sand filters, latrines and
extensive health and
hygiene education. Many of
the people being helped
live in very remote vil-
lages. which makes the
work difficult but not
impossible. Anyone inter-
ested may get more infor-
mation at www.purewater-
fortheworld.org.
New Rotarians, Dr.
Richard Anningson and his
wife Sandra, recently
became members of the
Rotary Club of Highlands
County. 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 wel-
comes new members. The
group meets at 6 p.m.
Monday at Beef O'Bradys.
For more information, call
Joyce Gordon at 446-2099.

TOPS FL Club 487
SEBRING After chair
exercises led by Alice
Bowen, leader Judy Phillips


Snapshots
opened the Feb. 9 meeting
with 16 TOPS and seven
KOPS giving the pledges.
Yes-Yeses are portion
control, exercise. water,
fruit and vegetables. eat a
good breakfast, balance out
calories, no valentine can-
dies.
Best Loser was Lorraine
Thompson. The chapter had
one-quarter gain for the
week.
The 25-cent contest had
13 winners of 40 cents each
and Norma Holden won $2
in the 10-cent drawing.
Mystery Gift is now with
Lorraine Thompson with
three weeks to go. Wilda
Becker unwrapped the last
wrapper from the
Attendance Box and found
a lovely crystal dish and a
note pad.
A New Year A New Me
contest, had Judy Phillips,
Ginna Meissner, Bette
Gillett in the lead KOPS
had Alice Bowen, Shirley
Hickling, Judy Alger lead-
ing.
Shirley Hickling gave a
program on "Staying Salt
Savvy."
For information on TOPS
ineeting, call 382-7716 or
471-2193.

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 meet-
ing begins at 3:30 p.m. and
lasts approximately one
hour. For more information,


contact Judy O'Boyle at
260-0831.
The program was pre-
sented by Barbara Huff and
was the second of a three-
part program called
"Mindful Eating." Today
she talked about how
important it is to savor food
while eating it by concen-
trating on the texture and
the taste. She passed out an
apple slice and a piece of
fresh pineapple. Huff told
members to close their
eyes. pick up one of the
pieces of fruit and smell it.
enjoying the fresh tart
smell and the anticipation
of tasting the fruit. She told
members to practice "mind-
ful eating" during the next
week. to eat slowly, chew
thoroughly and enjoy each
bite. It takes a stomach 20
minutes to send the mes-
sage to the brain that one
has eaten enough and they
are full. By following these
guidelines one will be less
likely to overeat.
Sue Otteson called the
roll with 41 members pres-
ent. Losses and gains were
running neck and neck,
with the losses winning by
a nose. The Best Loser of
the Week was Margaret
Gause. Beets, grapes and
pineapple are Yes-Yeses for
the coming week. Margaret
Gause's name was drawn
for the four-week Travel
Gift.
Mary Anderson gave a
report on the second week
of the contest, "Purple
Week." She gave out sever-
al prizes for members who
lost this week and reminded
all to wear something red
next week.


CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS GUIDELINES: The News-Sun publishes announce-
ments about clubs and organizations on Wednesdays.
Photos are accepted and are returned when accompanied by a self-addressed
stamped envelope. Forms are available at the News-Sun.
The submission deadline is noon Friday to be considered for publication in the
following Wednesday's paper.
Submit items to the News-Sun from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays; fax to 385-
2453; send e-mail to editor@newssun.com; or mail to Lifestyle Editor, News-
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ly to the Safehouse,
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thanks to the generosity
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organization was able to
contribute $3,193.25.
Sebring Elks treasurer
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COMMUNITY CALENDAR


CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS


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

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. Call
446-0461. For details on the
organization, go to
wwwadu/tchildren. org
* Al Collis Social Club meets
11:30 a.m., third Wednesday at
Candlelight Restaurant in
Sebring. All Shriners and
Masons are welcome to attend.
* American Legion Auxiliary
Unit 74 meets at 7 p.m. third
Wednesday at the post, 528 N.
Pine St., Sebring.
* 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. 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.
* Avon Park Noon Rotary
Club meets noon, Rotary Club
building, corner of Verona
Avenue and Pine Street.
* 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.
* Bridge Club of Sebring
(American Contract Bridge Club)
plays duplicate games at 12:30
p.m. at 347 Fernleaf Ave.,
Sebring. Call 385-8118.
* The Bridgettes meet at 12:15
p.m. at Sebring Recreation
Center to play bridge. Call
Sandra Yates at 655-5815.
* Christian Fellowship Group
meets 7 p.m. 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.
* Heartland Horses &
Handicapped Inc. is offering
pony rides every Monday and
Wednesday from 4:30-6:30 p.m.,
weather permitting. $5 donation
per child. Call 452-0006 for more
information. All proceeds raised
support our free equine assisted
'riding program for adults and
,children with special needs,
Which resumes in September.
* Heartland Talk of the Town
Toastmasters meet the first and
third Wednesday from 6-7 p.m.
at Century 21 Advanced All-
Service Realty, 1843 U.S. 27
, North in Sebring. The web
address is
www.toastmasters.org. For infor-
Smation call Cathy Schreima at
'382-3574 or Linda Udall at 386-
6495.
* Highlands County
Interagency Council meets at
11:30 a.m. the third Wednesday.
Highlands County Interagency is
a networking group of health
care professionals and advo-
cates for senior citizens. Call
Grace Owens at 273-1421 for
location and details.
* Highlands County Narcotics
Anonymous meets at 8 p.m. at
the Lakeside house, 1513 S.
SHighlands Ave., Avon Park. Call
the 24-hour hotline 1-800-850-
7347 or (941) 616-0460.
U Highlands Senior Center is
open every Wednesday from 9
a.m. to 3 p.m. at their new club-


house, 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. 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. Call 465-2661.
* Lake Placid Moose plays
cards at night. Open to mem-
bers and qualified guests only.
* Lake Placid Women of the
Moose has an officers board
meeting at 7 p.m. the third
Wednesday at the lodge.
* Loyal Order of Moose,
Highlands County Lodge No.
2494,1318 W Bell St., Avon
Park. Dinner served every
Wednesday from 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Lodge phone number 452-0579.
* Narcotics Anonymous
Never Alone Candlelight
meets at 7 p.m. at 133 N. Butler
Ave. in Avon Park, near the
First Congregational Church.
For information call Heartland
area helpline (863) 683-0630.
More information on other meet-
ings and events at www.nafl-
heartland.org.
* Over the Hill Gang meets
10:15 a.m., Jim's Pistolarrow
Range for target shooting. Call
655-4505.
* Ridge Coin Club of Sebring
meets at Sebring Library on the
third Wednesday of each month
at 5:30 p.m. October through
May. Call 873-6258.
* 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

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volunteer mentors to provide guidance to young boys
and girls. Donald, Elliott, president, presented a
$100 check to her as part of the club's ongoing
community support programs. Through its annual
Wild Game Dinner held each December, the club
raises funds that are used to support community
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S ment. Faithfully each month
:. Diemanuele gets the crew togeth-
er to tape and address the
newsletters. Then he hauls them
to the pQst office to insure that
each member receives their
newsletter. He also continues to
look for ways to save on printing
and mailing costs.


Courtesy photo
The Lady Elk of the Month for
the Lake Placid Elks Lodge
2661 is Peg Murray. Murray
is the Lady of the Elks record-
ing secretary. She volunteers
for seafood night, Friday night
fish fry, Lady Elk events, spe-
cial events for the Lodge, and
so much more. Her volunteer-
ing is greatly appreciated by all
lodge members.


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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. Femleaf,
Sebring at 12:30 Wednesdays.
For details or info on lessons,
call 385-8118.
Sebring Eagles Club 4240
has an auxiliary meeting at 7
p.m. the first and third
Wednesday at the club, 12921
U.S. 98, Sebring. Call 655-4007.
Sebring Elks Lodge 1529
hosts Wacky Wednesday from
5-6:30 p.m. serving a varied
menu of food for $5 and special
drink prices. Lounge open from
3-10 p.m. Open to Elk members
and guests. Music provided from
4:30-7:30 p.m. Smoke-free envi-
ronment. Call 471-3557.
Sebring Jaycees meets 7:30
p.m., Jaycees building, State
Road 17, Sebring.
Sebring Kiwanis Club meets
noon, Homer's Smorgasbord,
Sebring.
Sebring Library has story-
time at 10 a.m. for ages 3-5
except during holidays.
Sebring Moose Lodge 2259
serves hamburgers, fries and
fish sandwiches from 5-7 p.m. at
11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. Beef
franks and Italian sausages
served from 1 p.m. to closing.
There will be music from 4:30-
7:30 p.m. 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. Call 382-7716 or 314-
9485.
Veterans of Foreign Wars
Post 3800 plays poker at 2 p.m.
at the post, 1224 County Road
621 East, Lake Placid. For more
details, call 699-5444.
Veterans of Foreign Wars
Post 4300 plays euchre at 6:30
p.m. at the post, 2011 SE
Lakeview Drive, Sebring.
Service officer at post 12-3 p.m.
Call 385-8902.
Veterans of Foreign Wars
Post 9853 meets at 7 p.m. third
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. 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. 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. Call 465-
7940.
* American .Legion Post 74
open noon to 8 p.m. Customer
Appreciation Day. Free food.
Happy hour all day. Call 471-
1448.
* American Legion Post 74
Ladies Auxiliary meets at 5:30
p.m. Post meeting at 7 p.m. third
Thursday at the post, 528 N.
Pine St., Sebring. Call 471-1448.


* Avon Park Lakes
Association has a potluck din-
ner on the third Thursday of
each month. Bring a dish and
your own servings. The club-
house is at 2714 Nautilus Drive
in Avon Park.
* Avon Park Moose Lodge
2494 plays euchre at 7 p.m. at
the lodge on Walnut Street.
* Bravehearts, an Ala-Non sup-
port group, meets from 1-2 p.m.
at Spring Lake Presbyterian
Church. 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. Call 385-8118.
* Central Avon Park Jaycees
meets 8 p.m., city recreation
building, North Verona Avenue,
first and third Thursday.
* Displaced American
Veterans (DAVO Ridge Chapter
49 meets every third Thursday at
3:30 p.m. at the Highlands
County Veterans Service office,
7209 S. George Blvd. Sebring.
Call 452-5771.
* Fletcher Music Club meets
every Thursday and Tuesday at
Fletcher Music Center in
Lakeshore Mall, Sebring. For
more details, call 385-3288.
* 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 informa-
tion, call Sam Dunn at 382-6792
or e-mail him at samdunn@sam-
dunn.net
* Heartland Beauties Red
Hatters meet the third Thursday.
Call Joan Geary at 382-8782.
* 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. Call Mary
McClelland, coordinator, 452-
0006.
* Heartland Workforce on
Wheels mobile One-Stop
Career Center stops at Seacoast
National Bank, 199 U.S. 27
North, Lake Placid, from 10 a.m.
to 2 p.m. the third Thursday of
the month. Register for employ-
ment, search data base for
employment opportunities,
resume preparation assistance,
career counseling, access online
job applications and more. Call
385-3672, ext. 253.
* Hepatitis/Liver Disease
Support Group meets from 6-
7:30 p.m. every third Thursday in
Classroom 1, Bartow Memorial
Hospital, 2200 Osprey Blvd.,
Bartow. Patients, spouses, family
members or anyone from
Highlands, Hardee and Polk
counties who are interested in
learning about hepatitis/liver dis-
ease are welcome. Call Jan
Dalessandro at (863) 640-4711
or (863) 519-8240, Ext. 1212.
* Highlands County
Democratic Party and
Democratic Executive
Committee meets each month
on the third Thursday of the
month at 7 p.m. at Democratic
Headquarters, 4216 Sebring
Parkway, Sebring. For additional
information call 385-8601.
Highlands County Narcotics
Anonymous meets at 8 p.m. at
St. Agnes Episcopal Church on
Lakeview Drive in Sebring. Call
the 24-hour hotline 1-800-850-
7347 or (941) 616-0460.
* Highlands Shrine Club, 2604
State Road 17 South, at 6-8
p.m. has country and bluegrass
music played by Country Grass.
Donation $3 for single, and $5
for couple. Refreshments avail-


able. Everyone welcome.
* 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 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. 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.
* Lake Placid Veterans of
Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary
meets 7:30 p.m., 1224 County
Road 621 East, Lake Placid.
Call 699-5444 for details.
* Lake Placid Woman's Club
meets noon, third Thursday,
September through May, at 10
North Main Ave. For more
details, call Bette Tiernan at 465-
3163.
* 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,
volleyball and a variety of other
sports. Teens are encouraged to
come to the community center.
* Low Vision Information
Group meets at noon every third
Thursday (October through
March) in Sebring Village Mobile
Home Park clubhouse on
Schumacher Road, Sebring. It is
sponsored by the Handicapped
Americans Love of Life
Organization. Lunch is available
for purchase before the meeting.
Guest speakers are scheduled
for each meeting. Call 385-1196
or e-mail to hallo@tnni.net.
* 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.
* Moms Together A Moms
Group Shattering the
Superwoman Myth! Join our
moms group the first and third
Thursday at First Baptist Church
of Sebring from 6-7:30 p.m.
Childcare is provided for children
to age 12. Call the church office
at 385-5154 or Rebekah 314-
9336.
* 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 meet-
ings and events at www.nafl-
heartland.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. Call 414-3172.
Visit www.oa.org for more infor-
mation 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. Call (863) 773-
5714.


* Pine Ridge Promenaders will
be dancing from 7:30-9:30 p.m.
at the Sunshine RV Park recre-
ation 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. Call 465-4888.
* Sebring American Legion
meets 7:30 p.m., 528 N. Pine
St., Sebring.
* Sebring Breakfast Lions
Club meets 7 a.m. at Dot's
Restaurant in Sebring Square.
Call 471-0118.
* Sebring Chapter 126 Order
of Eastern Star meets at 7:30
p.m. first and third Thursday at
the Masonic Lodge on Home
Avenue in Sebring. There are no
meetings from July through
September. Call the Worthy
Matron Jo Carney at 655-0371.
* 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
residents of Sebring Country
Estates and Grand Prix Heights
subdivision. Public rentals avail-
able 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. Call 655-4007.
* Sebring Elks Lodge 1529
meets 7 p.m. first and third
Thursday, corner of Lakeview
Drive and Kenilworth Boulevard,
Sebring. Smoke-free environ-
ment. Call 385-8647 or 382-
0339 for more details.
* Sebring HI-12 Club 592
meets athe third Thursday at
11:30 a.m. at Dot's Restaurant in
Sebring (except June, July,
August). Call 453-3888 for
details.
* Sebring Moose Lodge 2259
has Moose Legion Commanders
meeting at 6:30 p.m. at 11675
U.S. 98, Sebring. Beef franks
and Italian sausages served
from 1 p.m. to closing. 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.
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.
* Tender Touch Support
Group meets 7 p.m., Marge
Brewster Center, 155 U.S. 27 N.,
Sebring.
* Veterans of Foreign Wars
Post 3880, 1224 County Road
621 East, Lake Placid. 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.


* Waves Highlands Unit 88
meets 11 a.m., American Legion
Post 74, 538 N. Pine St.,
Sebring.

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. Call
314-0891.
* American Legion Post 25
hosts a fish fry from 5-7 p.m. at
the post, 1490 U.S. 27, Lake
Placid. Cost is $6. Shrimp also is
available for same price. Open
to the public. Tickets in the
lounge on Friday night. Lounge
hours are from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Call 465-7940.
* American Legion Post 74
has karaoke from 7 p.m. until
final call at the post, 528 N. Pine
St., Sebring. Post open at noon.
Happy Hour from 4-6 p.m.
Members and guests only. 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. Call 385-8118.
* Buttonwood Bay Squares
meets first and third Friday in
recreation hall, Sebring. Early
rounds are from 7-7:30 p.m.,
alternate mainstream/
plus/rounds are from 7:30-9:30
p.m. Everyone is welcome to
attend. Call Larry Gow at 382-
6995.
* Grand Prix Cloggers
Beginner classes are at 9 a.m.,
EZ Intermediate classes are at
10 a.m., and Intermediate class-
es are at 11 a.m. every Friday at
Reflection on Silver Lake, Avon
Park. Call Julie for further infor-
mation 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 samdunn@sam-
dunn.net.
* 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-mem-
bers. Call 385-6671.
* Italian-American Social Club
of Highlands County's Social
Night with games and snacks
every first and third Friday of
each month from 6:30-9 p.m.
For more information, call
Jeanne at 382-1945.


* Lake Placid Elks Lodge
2661 has lounge hours begin-
ning at 1 p.m. There is a fish fry
from 5-7 p.m. Cost is $8.50 per
person. The lodge is open to
members and their guests. Call
465-2661.
* Lake Placid Moose serves
wings, fish and burgers at 6 p.m.
Music provided from 7-11 p.m.
Pool tournament is at 8 p.m.
Open to members and qualified
guests only.
* Loyal Order of Moose,
Highlands County Lodge No.
2494, 1318 W Bell St., Avon
Park. Karaoke from 7-10 p.m.
Call 452-0579.
* Narcotics Anonymous New
Day Group meets at 6 p.m. at
First Presbyterian Church, 319
Poinsettia Ave, Sebring. For
information call Heartland area
helpline (863) 683-0630. More
information on other meetings
and events at www.naflheart-
land.org.
* Sebring Bridge Club has
Bridge, ACBL Duplicate at the
clubhouse, 347 N. Fernleaf,
Sebring at 12:30 Fridays. Call
385-8118.
* Sebring Eagles Club 4240
serves chicken or fish baskets
from 5-7 p.m. at the club, 12921
U.S. 98, Sebring, for a $4 dona-
tion. Blind darts is played at 7
p.m. Call 655-4007.
* Sebring Elks Lodge 1529
serving buffet dinner at 5-7 p.m.
Elks and guests invited. Dance
music in ballroom at 7 p.m.
Dinner and dance is $10 dona-
tion. Call 385-8647 or 471-3557.
Smoke-free environment.
Lounge is open from 3-10 p.m.
* Sebring Moose Lodge 2259
serves beef franks and Italian
sausages served from 1 p.m. to
closing at 11675 U.S. 98,
Sebring. Call 655-3920.
* Sebring Recreation Club
plays bridge at 12:30 p.m. and
table tennis at 4 p.m. at 333
Pomegranate Ave. Call 385-
2966.
* Veterans of Foreign Wars
Post 3880, 1224 County Road
621 E., Lake Placid. Texas Hold
'em lessons, 2 p.m. For more
details, call 699-5444.
* Veterans of Foreign Wars
Post 4300 serves pizza from
5:30-7 p.m. and music is from 6-
9 p.m. at the post, 2011 SE
Lakeview Drive, Sebring. Call
385-8902.
* Volunteers of America of
Florida is a nonprofit organiza-
tion in Sebring that specializes in
assisting person's with mental ill-
ness. 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
comfortable. For more informa-
tion please contact Wendy at
863-382-2022.


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CELEBRATIONS


Engagement

Turner/Wellman
Lana L. Turner of Lake Placid and William
D. Turner Jr. of Spring City, Pa., are pleased
to announce the engagement of their son,
Captain William D. Turner III, to Jessica Sue
Wellman of Stafford, Va.
The groom-elect is a 2000 graduate of Lake
Placid High School and a 2004 graduate of
Gardner Webb University with a degree in
Athletic Training. He is a captain in the
United States Marine Corps and is currently
teaching at The Basic School at the Marine
Corps Base in Quantico, Va.
The bride-to-be is the daughter of Steve
and Suzanne Wellman of Stafford, Va. She is
a 2009 graduate of Virginia Commonwealth
University and is a registered nurse specializ-
ing in obstetrics.
The couple will be married on July 22,
2011 at the Fauquier Springs Country Club in
Warrenton, Va. and plan to reside in Stafford,
Va.


Captain William D. Turner III and Jessica
Wellman


Military News


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 a'nd core values,
physical fitness, and received
instruction and practice in
basic combat skills, military
weapons, chemical warfare
and bayonet training, drill
and ceremony, marching,
rifle marksmanship, armed
and unarmed combat, map
reading, field tactics, military
courtesy, military justice sys-
tem, 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 participated in
combating raging, killer
wildfires in northern Israel in
December 2010, which


forced mass evacuations and
caused tragic loss of life to
people near the port of Haifa.
The U.S. and international
firefighting teams fought the
largest fire in Israel's history.
The wildfires scorched more
than 7,000 acres of drought-
stricken land, and in its blaz-
ing 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 transported and
dropped fire retardant chemi-
cals, substances and foam
that eventually helped con-
trol and contain the wildfires.
Daniels, a combat docu-
mentation/production super-
intendent 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


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sergeant first class graduated
in 1981 from Lake Placid
High School.

Fort
Air Force Airman 1st Class
Kaelyn 0. Fort graduated
from basic military training
at Lackland Air Force Base,
San Antonio, Texas.
The airman completed an
intensive,
eight-week
program that
included
training in
military dis-
.' -. cipline and
Fort studies, Air
Force core
values, physical fitness, and
basic warfare principles and
skills.
Airmen who complete
basic training earn four cred-
its toward an associate in
applied science degree
through the Community
College of the Air Force.
She is the daughter of
Thomas and Allie Fort of
Lake Placid. Fort graduated
in 2010 from Lake Placid
High School.


Bradley Culpepper
Casey and Bart
Culpepper of Sebring
announce the birth of a
son. Bradley Dukes, at 1:36
p.m. on Feb. 8. 2011 at
Highlands Regional
Medical Center. Sebring.
Maternal grandparents
are Juan Rosado and
Catherine Rosado.
Paternal grandparents are
Ray Culpepper and Jill
Culpepper.

Manuel Domisiw III
Maria and Manuel
Domisiw Jr. of Sebring
announce the birth of a
son, Manuel A. III, at 11:46
p.m. on Feb. 1,2011 at
Florida Hospital Heartland
Medical Center, Sebring.
Manuel weighed 7
pounds and measured 18.6
inches in length.
Maternal grandparents
are Leopoldo and Felicidad
Aquino of Quezon City,
Philippines.
Paternal grandparents are
Manuel and Priscilla
Domisiw of Tampa.

Julio Gomez
Karyliz and Julio Gomez
of Sebring announce the
birth of a son, Julio Angel,
at 1:14 p.m. on Feb. 8,
2011 at Florida Hospital
Heartland Medical Center,


Birth Announcements


Sebring.
Julio weighed 7 pounds,
11 ounces and measured 20
inches in length.
Maternal grandparents
are Jose and Martina
Gonzalez of Sebring and
Rochester, N.Y.
Paternal grandparents are
Migdalia Cancel and Julio
Gomez, both of Carolina,
Puerto Rico.

Ka'Bria Porter
Karis Dukes of Avon
Park announces the birth of
a daughter, Ka'Bria
Latreace, at 6:05 a.m. on
Feb. 9, 2011 at Florida
Hospital Heartland Medical
Center, Sebring.
Ka'Bria weighed 8
pounds, 8.5 ounces and


measured 21 inches in
length.
Maternal grandparents
are Karen and Willie
Gammage of Avon Park.

Liam VanderMolen
Crystal and Nathan
VanderMolen of
Okeechobee announce the
birth of a son, Liam Blake,
at 12:31 p.m. on Feb. 7,
2011 at Florida Hospital
Heartland Medical Center,
Sebring.
Liam weighed 6 pounds,
4 ounces and measured 20
inches in length.
Maternal grandmother is
Ranee DiMartino of
Melbourne.
Paternal grandparents are
Steve and Kathy
VanderMolen of
Okeechobee.

Alice Walkington
April and Aaron
Walkington of Wauchula
announce the birth of a
daughter, Alice Joy, at 2:45
p.m. on Feb. 8, 2011 at
Florida Hospital Heartland
Medical Center, Sebring.
Alice weighed 7 pounds,
14.5 ounces and measured
21 inches in length.
Maternal grandmother is
Sandy Bryant of Wauchula.
Paternal grandparents are
Tim and Melanie
Walkington of Wauchula.


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Tanglewood
By NeilSimnpson
On Saturday, 12
Tanglewood couples, who had
celebrated their 50th anniver-
sary during the past year,
walked down the aisle once
again to renew their vows
with Pastor Ken Thoreson.
The evening's emcee, Tom
McKeever, had interviewed
each couple and shared some
amusing stories about each
and every one. Photos, old
and new, let the 250 in atten-
dance get a look at how these
24 individuals have changed
during the past half century.
Congratulations to Judy
and Jerry Bucher, Sharon and
George Dykman, Karon and
John Falk, Bonnie and Harry
Huffman, Beverly and Fred
Kraft, Marcia and George
Robbins, Mary and Mike
Ruane, Nancy and Brian
Shennan, Stella and Bud
Sigler, Nancy and Ronald
Thompson, Barbara and
Norman VanDick, Bernice
and George Vermette.
Following a delicious din-
ner, prepared by
Tanglewood's own Special
Meals Committee, we were
entertained by Charles Lee
who sang songs from1960,
the year most of these couples
were married.
Thanks is extended to the
evening's sponsors -
Hometown America and
Edward Jones-Alan J.
Holmes.
On Monday, elections were
held and new executives were
voted in for each of the 26
Tanglewood committees,
which work under the umbrel-
la of the Tanglewood Master
Activities Committee
(TMAC). The new executives
take office at the beginning of
March.
On Tuesday a gala *event
was held in the Tanglewood
clubhouse. Again this year
Tanglewood has done a stu-
pendous job of raising funds
for cancer research through
the efforts of hundreds of vol-
unteers, our generous spon-
sors and the enthusiastic par-
ticipation of Tanglewood resi-
dents.
Throughout the day there
were three big 50/50 winners.
More than 30 door prizes
were announced and 56
lucky residents took home
raffle prizes. Gwen Young of
Young at Heart Travel pre-
sented a "Mystery Cruise"
with Royal Caribbean
and Tom and Linda Moeller
handed over the keys to a
fully refurbished golf cart
which they donated.
We wish to thank our major
sponsors: Bill Jarrett Ford,
Drs. Thakkar & Patel, Edward
Jones-Alan J. Holmes,
Heartland National Bank,
Hometown America, Sebring
Custom Golf Carts and Young
at Heart Travel for their
tremendous support.
The following businesses
also contributed to the success
of the Tanglewood Residents'
Cancer Benefit: Afla Jay
Automotive Network, Avon
Nail, Beef O'Brady's. Bella
Vista, Blue Lagoon Saloon,
Bob Evans Farats Restaurant,
Brewster's Coffee House,
Caddyshack Bar & Grill,
Christine's Golf Carts, Circle
Salon, Cohan Radio Group,
Cowboys BBQ & Steakhouse,
Crazy Fish Grille," Dairy
Queen, Domino's Pizza,
Fairmount Cafe, Heartland
Sun Times, Highlands Hair
Salon, Highlands Today,
Homer's, Huddleston Barber
Shop, Jimmy's Greek
American Grill, Lakeview
Restaurant & Lounge,
Manny's Restaurant,
McCrackens, Melanes
Country Garden, Mi Rancho,
News-Sun, Office Depot,
Olive Garden Italian
Restaurant, Olympic


Restaurant, Ruby Tuesday
Restaurant, Sebring
International Raceway,
Sebring Square Barber Shop,
Spring Lakes Golf Resort,
Sprinkle Time Lawn Service,
Starz Salon, Tampa Bay
Lightning, The Blue Crab,
The Depot Restaurant &
Catering, The Jacaranda
Hotel, Wild Turkey Tavern
and Witham Chevrolet.


As well, we appreciate the
efforts of the following
Tanglewood committees and
groups for their contribution:
Actors Guild, Bingo, Dance.
Decorating, New England
Club, Old Bats in Red Hats,
Petanque, Pot Luck,
Shuffleboard, Special Events,
Tangletts, Tanglethread
Quilters, Tanglewood
Community Church, Tech and
Tennis.
Normally, the cancer bene-
fit would be over by this time.
Due to the rain last Thursday,
the annual Luminary Program
and the display of luminaries
around Tanglewood Circle
had to be postponed. At 7 p.m.
tomorrow, Tom McKeever
will host a panel discussion
about cancer with survivors,
fighters and caregivers.
Survivors will then lead a
walk around the circle to view
more than 1,300 luminaries.
Pauline Oliphant has kindly
offered her services to host a
line dance at Tanglewood on
Saturday, March 5. All pro-
ceeds from this dance will go
to the cancer benefit.
The Tanglewood Actors
Guild has been busy preparing
for the very funny play, "The
Sensuous Senator." Director
Joe Morano has been busy
guiding his cast Marcie
Taylor, Delores Smith, Ron
Schilffarth, Theresa
Reynolds, Tom Mapp, Darwin
Liverance, Howard Johnson
and Judy Chastain through
nightly rehearsals. The con-
struction crew has been kept
busy building a temporary set
and dismantling it to allow all
of Tanglewood's other great
activities to proceed. Final set
construction will take place
Feb. 22 and the play will be
on stage March 2-4 at 7 p.m.
Tickets are available at the
clubhouse Mondays from
9:30-10 a.m. and from 3-4
p.m. Thursday. All seats are
reserved. The $10 ticket price
also includes dessert at inter-
mission compliments of
Heartland National Bank,
Florida Hospital and Edward
Jones-Alan J. Holmes.
Two events of note to those
in the communities surround-
ing Tanglewood:
On Friday, Feb. 18, the
Dance Committee will hold a
line dance at 7 p.m. with
Pauline Oliphant. Admission
is $4 with a badge, $6 with-
out.
On Sunday, Feb. 20, the
Van Dells will rock a
packed hall with music from
the '50s'as they take to the
Tanglewood Stage at 7
p.m. for another of this sea-
son's great shows hosted
by the Special Events
Committee.
Town and Country
Mobile Home Park
By Janet Day

SEBRING Incoming
president Hal Johnson con-
vened the February
Homeowner's Association
meeting on Feb. 7. He recog-
nized new HOA members Adi
and Ellie Schweitzer of
Waterloo, Ontario and Marian
Hibbard, who comes to us
from Claremont, N.H. Marian
had been a renter but recently
purchased a home on Town
and Country. Paul Demler and
Mary Eggers returned to us
this week after touring the
USA in their lovely motor
home. Tom and Wanda


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Bogaczyk recently arrived for
an abbreviated sta\. Tom and
Wanda have sold their north-
ern home and need to return
north to prepare that home for
new homeowners and decide
where they will be residing.
Sounds like a busy few x weeks
coming up. Welcome to all.
Ray Young joined the board
as one of two directors:
Daphne Rigel was re-elected
to her secretary position.
They join president Hal
Johnson, vice president Bill
Wyse, treasurer Bette Chapel
and director Ruth Lee consti-
tuting the new HOA board.
We trust this will be a reward-
ing year promoting cama-
raderie and service to all park
residents.
Linda Riggs of Marketing
Concepts spoke briefly of
their program that advertises
local businesses helpful to
park members on our club-
house bulletin board. She
introduced Curtiss Forbes of
All Weather Roofing Inc. who
explained his company's busi-
ness and was available to
speak with those interested in
his service after the meeting.
Elizabeth Aeschliman was
rewarded a $25 Publix gift
certificate after a drawing.
Residents are eligible to earn
a $25 certificate from
Marketing Concepts by rec-
ommending a new business
we utilize.
Due to a personal emer-
gency, Sheriff Nell Hayes
rescheduled for March 7 to
share information concerning
our Neighborhood Watch pro-
gram. We are a closed park
and venders are required to
register with the park manag-
er upon entering the park. We
all need to be alert to unso-
licited vendors. There are
many reputable companies in
the area who deserve our busi-
ness and through neighbors'
recommendationss or other
legitimate sources we can
support these companies. An
unsolicited company was
recently banned from this
park due to repeated viola-
tions.
The recent park-wide
garage sales were very suc-
cessful. with happy residents
clearing their storage sheds.
The kitchen served burgers,
hot dogs, beverages and
baked goods/doughnuts which
were a huge success. Chuck
and I had a busy afternoon
picking up leftover items for
the Red Cross garage sale on
Feb. 12. Thank you to every-
one who supported and
worked for both causes.
Feb. 5 we served more than
50 hungry folks for breakfast
of "served to order" eggs,
sausage patties, biscuit and
gravy, toast and juice and/or
coffee. It's always fun serving
hungry people. It seemed the
guests were content and
happy with the meal. Thanks
Wendy and helpers.
Wendy Johnson, activity
director, advised the
Valentine's dinner on Feb. 14
will feature steak, baked pota-
to, salad and Wendy's own
"Chocolate Fountain." Dinner
will be catered by Golden
Corral so everyone can relax
and celebrate with your
sweetheart. Happy Valentine's
Day to all.
Wednesday, Feb. 16 join
the men for breakfast out at
Sunrise Restaurant. Ladies
luncheon will be the same
date at the Peppercorn in Lake


Placid. Weekly activities con-
tinue as posted.
Condolences to former res-
ident Phyllis Combs whose
husband. Malcom. passed
away Jan. 3 in Illinois. Wanda
Dupree has been hospitalized
in Highlands Regional but we
trust is home before this print-
ing. Neighbor Dixie Cooper is
feeling some better.
Hopefully. having a part-time
companion will prove very
helpful, for her. Connie
Mullen is recovering from
back surgery and out taking
short walks. Our prayers and
best wishes for all who have
or are experiencing health
problems. A card, phone call
or short visit can bring a ray
of sunshine into perhaps an
uneventful day.
Lee and Shirley Lundgren
obviously enjoyed a great 10-
day visit from their
dau g h ter / son in 1 a w,
Michelle, Aaron and children
Madaline, Brady and Ellie.
They did several side trips
and appeared to enjoy our
Florida sunshine versus
Minnesota snow.
Wendy Johnson will be vis-
iting park residents to pro-
mote interest and encourage
membership in the FMO
(Federation of Manufactured
Homeowners of Florida). I am
a proponent of this organiza-
tion and believe we in mobile
home pafks should become
members. Please be support-
ive of Wendy in this endeavor.
With tight budgets and cut-
backs we need to have an
organization protecting our
interests and we need people
to back our FMO Legislative
Counsel person in
Tallahassee. This district is at
a disadvantage without a dis-
trict director so the nearest
meetings we can attend are in
Lakeland. We need a qualified
person to lead us as director
of District 16.
Chuck Day was one of the
Highlands County Red Cross
disaster volunteers who
served food and beverages to
the many firemen fighting the
disastrous brush fire near
Lake Placid this past week.
We need to be appreciative of
our local fire department peo-
ple who risk their lives for our
safety. Conversely, we are
appalled that others can act so
maliciously and bring tragedy
into the lives of others by
their actions. Our sincere
sympathy to those who lost
their home, livelihood and
security; also, to those whose
homes were threatened plus
the health danger from linger-
ing smoke.

Tropical
Harbor Estates
By Barbara Kelleher

Feb. 7 we had our coed cof-
fee. Our hosts were Barbara
and Phil Conrad who prepared
the coffee and served cookies,
cake and delicious doughnuts
provided by a representative
of Medical Air Services
Association, Amy Lanpher.
Our emcee was Donna
VandenBergh.
Dave Bailie asked the
group for one minute of
silence for the Pittsburgh
Steelers. He said it was a heck
of a game and the best part of
the Super Bowl is we can all
remain good friends.
Donna then asked all of our
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who won ribbons of recogni-
tion for their entries in the
Lake Placid County Fair last
weekend. Grace Becker,
Diane Bennett. Arlene
Clouston, Sylvia Fitch,
Louise Howard. Burt
Pritchett, Peggy Reed and
Sherry White took the honors.
I am sure there are others in
the park that have won a blue
ribbon but were not at the
meeting to be recognized;
please let me know if you
were overlooked.
Park Manager George
Susco told everyone what a
great Super Bowl Party we
had and whoever the commit-
tee was they did a super job.
Everyone had a good time
enjoyed great food and the
excitement of the game.
He told the residents that
the workers are cutting the
lawns today. He asked that
residents with golf carts stop
driving your carts between
peoples houses. He said that
one pool is out of order; they
have ordered a new part and it
should be up and working in a
few days.
We had Bob Kirk visiting
from California.
Donna then read the names
of residents celebrating their
birthday the week of Feb. 7-
13. Laura Bailie led us in song
to Rick Knoche, Pete
Gregerson and Millie and Bob
Verbarg. We had one couple,
Ken and Marilyn Bigham,
who are celebrating their
anniversary on Feb. 8. .
Carol Noel gave a Sunshine
report. Myna Nicely is having
shoulder surgery. Wendy
Hagg has just had shoulder
surgery. John Fitch is home
from .the hospital. Barbara
Kypher's mother has passed
away. Carol has sheets of care
and concern for all to sign on
the table.
Burt Pritchett reminded
everyone about DARTS on
Today's at 1 p.m. Jim Hogan
told everyone that the next
pancake breakfast will be
Saturday, March 5, served
between 8 and 10 a.m. The
cost is $3; bring your own
place settings.
The Red Hatters Peggy
Sue Teague told about the
Walk About Town sponsored
by our local merchants on
Wednesday, Feb. 16. Also the
Roaring 20's party at the Lake
Placid Elks Club on Saturday,
Feb. 26 from 7-10 p.m. Music
provided by Larry Musgrave
on Saturday, Feb. 19. Grace
Becker reminded the group
that the next dance will be
Saturday, Feb. 26 from 7-10
p.m. Music will be provided
by Larry Musgrave. The cost
of the tickets will be $5 each
and $6 at the door. Bring the
drinks of your choice; the
committee will provide the
ice and munchies. The theme


for the dance will be patriotic,
so wear your country colors
for the United States and
Canada.
Sherry White is planning a
spaghetti dinner to benefit the
Memorial Committee that
assists when a resident passes
away. They are planning a
special tribute and remem-
brance for Alice Jacobson,
who passed away in
December 2010. The tickets
are going to be limited to 175
since they ran out of food last
year. The cost is $6; it will
include salad, garlic bread,
beverage and dessert. It will
begin at 5 p.m. Bring your
own place settings.
Jean Crittenden told the
group that she is collecting
cell phones no longer in use,
laptops and old cameras. She
has a box next to her porch if
you care to donate. This is
being collected for the Relay.
for Life program.
Feb. 8 we had 32 ladies
attend the meeting. Our host-
ess and coffee maker was
Vicki Echelberry, who intro-
duced herself and asked oth-
ers to please volunteer to help
her since this was her first
venture of doing Ladies
Coffee and the monthly pro-
grams She asked Carol Noel
for a Sunshine report, which
is the same as reported
Monday with the exception of
adding Mary Brown, who is
having eye surgery.
The activities are all the
same as listed on Monday,
however Sherry White said
she would like to host the
chili supper on Wednesday,
March 30, with the proceeds
going towards Relay For Life.
However she did, say she
would need money to pur-
chase all the food. A motion
was made that we advance the
funds out of the women's
funds to be repaid from the
purchase of the tickets. Sherry
will need volunteers to assist
her With this dinner. A motion
was made by Donna Dixon
and seconded by Alice Fazio
to advance the monies for this
dinner. We still have enough
money to purchase the lighter
tables. According to the
committee we had 36 people
attend.

Scoreboard
SEBRING Here are the
Bridge scores for Woodhaven
Estates this week.
Party Bridge: First place,
Elwyn Gafner; second place,
Eric Wickstrom; and third
place, Sandy Wickstrom.
Duplicate Bridge: First
place, Pauline Biggerstaff and
Dee Hayes; second place, Bill
Tedford and Shirley
Breckenridge; and third place,
Ray and Roz Krahn.


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DIVERSIONS


By DAVID J. KAHN


-HIGH SCHOOL REUNION


ACROSS
1 Many a download
4" well"
8 Certain bias
14 Some storage places
19 Emu, e.g., to a chef
21 This second
22 Put down
-23 A woman went ...
'25 Tricks
- 26 Expressionist artist
James
' 27 Suffer vertigo
28 Fast-skating #4
,29 Scratch
30 Cause of delay
31 In his office. she
noticed a ...
36 A superstar might
have a big one
37 Thin overlays
38 No-goodnik
39 Michelle on a fairway
40 Not allowing
42 She remembered
having a high-school
crush on a handsome,
'dark-haired boy with ...
47 What's that, Jose?
48 Khan
51 BP gas brand
'52 Voting side
' '53 However, this man
was balding, gray-haired
- -and ...
- 59 North end?
.60 Plains tribe
61 Had room for
65 Michelle's predeces-
Ssor
68 She thought he was
much too old to have
- been her...
73 Debussy piece
-74 Lands' End rival
-76 Bodes
78 Zero
79 Nevertheless, she
asked him if he had
attended her high
school, and after he said
yes, she asked "...?"
'86 Carry
89 Stew
90 "One Mic" rapper
91 Actor McKellen
92 He answered "In


1971. But ..."
95 The Dow and the
Nikkei 225
99 Object
100 Turndo,.vns
101 Go-aheads
105 1969 newlywed in
the news
106 The woman
exclaimed "...!"
111 Chorus girl
112 Spice holder
113 See 48-Down
114 Breather
115 Divorce
116 Hall-of-Famer with
10 World Series rings
118 He looked at her
closely, then asked
"...?"
121 "The Second
Coming" poet
122 Thoroughly enjoys
123 One wearing cuffs
124 "Family Ties" mom
125 Check line
126 Shipped
127 Feminine suffix

DOWN
1 Not the way it was
2 Some servitude
3 1994 Sondheim musi-
cal
4 From the States: Abbr.
5 Michele of "Glee"
6 Midwest capital
7 Plain
8 TV Guide's
Pennsylvania headquar-
ters
9 From Z
10 Brown shade
11 Emcee's words
12 Disdain
13 113-Across, in
France
14 Exhaust
15 Father of the bride,
say
16 One who goes free?
17 With 34-Down, kind
of pie
18 Yearbook div.
20 Superbright
24 Trick
29 Soft leather


31 From the top
32 Phoenix hrs.
33 Tail .
34 See 17-Down
35 Some jeans
37 Big name in plastic
41 Still
43 Space movie villain
44 Rock genre
45 Canals
46 Bother a lot
48 With 113-Across,
landlocked waters
49 Blown away
50 Mellows
53 Come together
54 Russian/Kazakh river
55 Brush-off
56 Laptop key
57 Time piece?
58 At birth
62 Sushi fish
63 Take out, maybe,
64 Take out


Solution on page 8B


66 Say "I do" again
67 Spa reaction
69 Unstable particle
70 Rio contents
71 Canal boats
72 Mess up
75 Rome's home
77 Symbols of piety
80 Hanging piece
81 Joanne of "The Pride
of St. Louis"
82 Org. in "The Crying
Game"
83 Bad: Prefix
84 Pops
85 Valve opening?
86 Bob _, 1986 P.G.A.
Player of the Year
87 One of the Three
Rivers
88 Nine-time world
champion rodeo cowboy
93 24 bottles of beer
94 Mary cosmetics


95 Coming up
96 Sort
97 Attracts by design
98 Palliates
102 Cruise lines?
103 Runner's place
104 Snap courses
107 and all
108 Bandleader Jones of
the 1920s-'30s
109 "Cool!"
110 Island near Quemoy
111 Goons
115 Opposite of 64-
Down
116 "TTYL"
117 Reef denizen
118 "Are pair?"
("Send in the Clowns"
lyric)
119 Bug for payment
120 Table server


Food may play a bigger
role than just making you
grumpy if your hungry.
Sometimes just the smell of
a turkey roasting can trigger
childhood memories of
Thanksgiving or the smell of
homemade bread might
bring a picture of your
grandmother to mind.
But did you know the
foods you crave could be
directly related to how
you're feeling?
Recent research shows
what many of us knew all
along: Our moods dictate
what we eat.
Here's a few examples.
Do any of these sound famil-
iar to you?
If you crave tough,
foods, like meat, or hard and
crunchy foods, you could be
feeling angry.
+ If you crave sugars,
you could be feeling
depressed.
+ If you crave soft and
sweet foods, like ice cream,
you could be feeling anx-
ious.
If you crave salty
foods, you could be stressed.
If you crave bulky, fill-
you-up foods, like crackers
and pasta, you could be feel-
ing lonely and sexually frus-
trated.
If you crave anything
and everything, you could be
feeling jealous.
Not everyone will be the
same but recognizing your
emotional eating triggers can
help you make healthy
choices when emotions seem
to be ruling you.
If you,know you turn to a
bowl of ice cream every time
you are feeling anxious you,
can recognize the craving for
what it is ... just a simply


Dinner
Diva
Leanne Ely

craving. Usually cravings
don't last more than a few
minutes, especially if you
can get your mind on some-.
thing else.
Using food as an emotion-
al crutch or filler only mask
what is really going on with
your feelings.
Some other things you can
turn to are a journal, drink
some water, exercise, listen
to some good music, work
on a craft or hobby, read a
good book ... the possibili-
ties are as long as your
imagination.
By feeding our souls with
things other than food we
strengthen our self-control
and our physical and mental
health.

Leanne Ely is a New. York Times
bestselling author of 'Body
Clutter' and the Saving Dinner
series. The Dinner Diva syndi-
cated newspaper column appears
in 250 newspapers nationwide.
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Aunt fears sexually active niece is headed for trouble F


Dear Abby: This is difficult to
write. My sister reads her children's
text messages after they're asleep.
She bragged to me about how popu-
lar her daughter "Naomi" my 14-
year-old niece is because she's
giving oral sex to the boys.
My sister claims Naomi isn't
"having sex," so she thinks it's OK.
,,I am shocked by her ignorance and
terrified knowing that Naomi is put-
ting herself at risk for STDs. My
.husband says if I confront Naomi it
will drive her away, but I can't
remain silent and watch my niece
ruin her life. What's the point of
reading your children's text mes-
sages if you're unwilling to stand up
and be a parent? What can I do?
Terrified for My Niece in the
Southwest
Dear Terrified: Your sister's par-
enting skills are appalling. Her
_daughter isn't "popular"; she is
promiscuous and her mother is
4 allowing it. Do your niece a favor
and talk to her, because oral sex is
sex, and she is putting herself at risk
for a number of sexually transmitted
diseases.



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Bruce extends his hand to a some
waiting lady pining for a them
dance and someone with like v
whom to share it. He twirls and ti
and waltzes and makes exact- with t
ing steps; she has become the their
woman to envy. And as one uplift
song fades to another, he is "You
off again, never far from mak- to pec
ing his next sweetheart a little On
less lonely. Day c
The shortage of men at the h
Edgewater Pointe Estates is a room
perennial fact of life at retire- adorn
ment communities and nurs- candle
ing homes around the country, ball t
where women often outnum- and
ber men 3-to-l. Forget find- crack
ing a mate finding a man Engel
to dance with is tough along
enough. cisior
Edgewater's solution? Hire wear
them. the ro
Bruce and another dancing a danm
aficionado, Nick Zaharias, are "At
paid to make sure the surplus broor
of women have a chance for a Schab
spin on the dance floor. The dent
complex also brings in volun- shoes
teers from a local college fra- whosc


The Sexuality
Information and Education
Council has a wealth of
information resources and
tools for addressing this
important subject. Its Web
site, www.familiesaretalk-
ing.org, helps with dis-
cussing sexuality-related
issues and provides infor-
mation for young people,
parents and caregivers.


Dear Abby


Other reliable resources include
Planned Parenthood's www.teen-
wire.com and the American Social
Health Association Web site,
www.iwannaknow.org, which is also
a safe place for teens to learn about
sexual health.

Dear Abby: I was raised a
Christian, but now that I am older I
im questioning my faith. I consider
myself an agnostic, borderline athe-
ist.
The problem is I am married and a
'ahier. I want to raise my children to
hb open-minded and tolerant, but I
don't know how I should go about it.
How do I answer the question, "Is


there a God?" when I
myself am not sure? Have
you any advice on the sub-
ject?
Agnostic Dad in South
Carolina
Dear Agnostic Dad:
Many deeply spiritual peo-
ple are agnostic. The way to
raise open-minded, tolerant
children is to talk to them


about your values and model that
behavior for them. Parents convey
their values verbally and by demon-
strating them. As to the question, "Is
there a God?" you and your wife
should discuss that question in
advance so she can have some input
and you can handle this together.

Dear Abby: My daughter-in-law
is eight weeks pregnant. The prob-
lem is, she carries the gene for cystic
fibrosis. One of her siblings is a car-
rier and another has multiple sclero-
sis. I advised my son that it didn't
seem to be a good idea to get preg-
nant, but they both appear uncon-
cerned about the repercussions.
Should I mind my own business


and hope for the best? Or should I
be worried about the future health of
their expected child?
Worried Gramma-to-be
Dear Worried: As a loving grand-
parent, you will always be concerned
about your grandchildren's welfare.
What you should do is' suggest that
your son and daughter-in-law discuss
their family medical histories with
her OB/GYN and take their lead
from the doctor. (If they haven't
already done so.)

Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van
Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips,
and was founded by her mother, Pauline
Phillips. Write Dear Abby at
www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440,
Los Angeles, CA 90069. What teens need
to know about sex, drugs, AIDS and get-
ting along with peers and parents is in
'What Every Teen Should Know.' To
order, send a business-sized, self-addressed
envelope; plus check or money order for
$6 (U.S. funds) to: Dear Abby Teen
Booklet, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL
61054-0447 (Postage is included in the
price.)


n, retirement home hires dance partners


y.
hen you bring a smile to
one's face and you help
to remember what it was
when they were younger
hey were able to dance
:heir significant other or
husband, of course it's
ing," Bruce said.
re really bringing hope
)ple."
this night, a Valentine's
celebration jost ahead of
holiday itself, the ball-
at Edgewater Pointe is
ed with balloons while
es flicker and the disco
urns. A musician sings
plays the keyboard,
ing jokes about
Ibert Humperdinck
the way. And with pre-
n, Bruce and Zaharias
separate paths through
oom, inviting women for
ce.
t home, I dance with a
n," said Victoria
bel, a 90-something resi-
who has kicked off her
to ease her sore feet and
e sparkling gold skirt


and blouse shimmered as she
danced with Zaharias. "This
is better."
The escorts make small
talk with their guests as they
sway, and wide smiles often
spread across wrinkled faces.
Some women, widowed or
single and eager to enjoy the
music, dance with girlfriends
instead. Some are too limited
by disability to dance; others
try anyway.
"OK, who's next?"
Zaharias asks a table full of
women, his arm outstretched.
Zaharias, 72, is a retired
product designer who's taken
too many ballroom dancing
lessons to count. Bruce, 58, is
a retired clinical psychologist
whose training in dance led to
his gig at Edgewater, and jobs
as a dance host and instructor
on cruise lines.
Both men are single. Their
employment as dancers, while
not a norm at retirement com-
munities, points to the demo-
graphic imbalance of such
homes.
Edgewater Pointe is part of


a 23-home chain whose
roughly 9,000 seniors are
about 70 percent female, the
result of longer lifespans
among women and less likeli-
hood they'll live alone.
Elsewhere, the numbers are
even more lopsided, includ-
ing the Los Angeles Jewish
Home, where men account for
just 10 percent of residents.
"I had to live to be 86 years
old before I got odds like


that," said Ellis Simon, a
retiree there.
Simon has grown used to
hearing his name repeated by
admiring ladies as he walks
through the dining room. At
one time, he boasted three
simultaneous girlfriends, but
two have since died.
"I don't see how he keeps
from getting killed," said
Brett Fielder, the home's
chief operating officer.


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Snackin' Pumpkin Hummus
Makes 16 servings (2 tablespoons each)
1 can (15.5 ounces) chickpeas or garbanzo
beans,
rinsed and drained
3/4 cup Libby's 100% Pure Pumpkin
3 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon water
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
1/2 teaspoon salt or more to taste
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
PLACE chickpeas, pumpkin, lemon juice, water, gar-
lic, salt and pepper into food processor; cover. Blend
for 1 minute or until smooth. Additional water, a tea-
spoon at a time, can be added if a smoother consisten-
cy is desired. Stir in parsley. Serve immediately or
refrigerate in tightly covered container for up to 4
days. Makes about 2 cups.
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FAMILY FEATURES
Mid-morning munchies? An afternoon snack attack? Or a
late-night nosh? No matter what time of day, some-
times the body just seems to be calling out for some-
thing to nibble on. But snacking doesn't have to be a bad thing
- if you know how to do it right.
Snacking with wellness in mind can help curb your appetite
and keep you from overeating at meal times. Here are some tips,
ideas and recipes to help you out.
Plan Ahead. We all need a little pick-me-up during the day.
So rather than hitting the vending machine at work or the last
food place when you're out, pack wholesome snacks such as
apples
or almonds to, have on hand when the munchies hit. With
nutritious snacks at the ready, snacker's remorse is sure to be
a thing
of the past.
Practice Portion Control. Snack time should be enjoyable.
but it's important not to overindulge. A portion-cpntrolled
snack such as LEAN CUISINE" Spring Rolls makes it easy to
snack deliciously while enjoying a balanced treat. Packed
with 100 percent white meat chicken, melted cheeses, crisp
vegetables and flavorful sauces, these tasty spring rolls are
200 calories
per serving and they're ready in just minutes. Find out more
at www.LeanCuisine.com.
Pay Attention to What You Eat. Mindless eating leads to
overeating. Instead of munching while you work or sneaking
a snack during your favorite television show, eat only to sati-
ate hunger. Being aware of the foods you consume and why
you are consuming them will help you better manage calorie
intake and avoid eating when you're not hungry.



Crunchy Dark Cherry Raisinets Granola
Makes 25 servings (1/4 cup each)
1/3 cup maple syrup or honey, at room temperature
2 tablespoons butter
4 cups old-fashioned oats, uncooked
2 cups total of mixed nuts and seeds (chopped
pecans, chopped almonds and shelled sunflower
seeds)
1/4 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup (4 ounces) Nestle Raisinets Dark Chocolate
Covered Cherries
1/2 cup sweetened dried cranberries or chopped
crystallized ginger (optional)
PREHEAT oven to 350 F. Combine syrup and butter in medi-
um, microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on HIGH (100%) power
for 30 seconds or until bubbly.
COMBINE oats, nuts and seeds and salt in large bowl. Drizzle
with syrup mixture; stir to coat. Spoon mixture onto jelly-roll
pan or rimmed baking sheet.
BAKE, stirring occasionally, for 25 minutes or until golden.
Remove from oven and cool completely in pan on wire rack.
Add Cherry Raisinets and dried cranberries. Store in sealed con-
tainer for up to 3 weeks.

Strawberry Swirl Smoothie
Makes 4 servings (8 ounces each)
1 can (12 fluid ounces) Nestle Carnation Evaporated
Lowfat 2% Milk, chilled
1 1/2 to 2 cups whole strawberries, frozen or fresh
1 container (6 ounces) light strawberry yogurt
PLACE evaporated milk, strawberries and yogurt in blender;
cover. Blend until smooth.
For more recipe ideas and nutritional information, visit
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Fruits and Veggies. Pack some grab-and-go produce to help you feel full.
Produce not only contains fewer calories, but offers a wide variety of essential
vitamins and minerals.
Did you know that two tangerines have fewer calories than an 8-ounce
glass of orange juice? And they contain more fiber, helping you feel satis-
fied.
Pack an assortment of colorful veggies for work. Try strips of red and yel-
low peppers, baby carrots and celery. Paired with a nutritious dipping
sauce, these delightful veggies are sure to please.
Whole Grains. Whole grains provide many nutrients, including dietary
fiber, several B vitamins, and minerals like iron, magnesium and selenium.
So skip the bag of greasy chips and go for some whole grain crackers or pret-
zels instead. Try them with a low-fat dip or a little bit of flavorful cheese.
Protein. Give your body a longer lasting energy boost with protein-
packed snacks.
Hummus is low in calories and fat, and is loaded with protein, fiber
and ,flavor.
A hard-cooked egg has fewer than 100 calories and can help bridge the
hunger gap between meals.
Low-Fat Dairy. Dairy products like cheese and yogurt are satisfying
sources of protein, calcium, vitamins and minerals. But make sure you check
the labels some yogurts have a lot of added sugar. so when you look for
low-fat: make sure you also look for low calorie.


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