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Title: The news-sun
Uniform Title: News-sun (Sebring, Fla.)
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Language: English
Publisher: Sebring News-Sun, Inc.
Place of Publication: Sebring Fla
Publication Date: February 20, 2011
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An

example of

practical

democracy

By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY
christopher.tuffley@newssun.com
SEBRING Recently
several hundred people gath-
ered at the Sebring Civic
Center to listen to a presenta-
tion by the U.S. Fish &
Wildlife Service.
The topic was the proposed
Everglades Headwaters
National Wildlife Refuge and
Conservation Area.
The proposed area will
encompass 150,000 acres. Its
supporters say it will help
recharge the aquifer and
restore the Everglades, while
providing needed habitat and
migration corridors for
endangered wildlife.
In a rapidly growing state
with urban sprawl, the sup-
porters say, some wild areas
must be protected from
development or the day will
come when there are no wild
areas left.
In Highlands County, the
refuge runs from the
Kissimmee River in the east
to the Lake Wales Ridge; and
from the county line and the
Avon Park Air Force Range
in the north to the county line
in the south, cutting through
the corner formed by
Highlands, Glades and
Okeechobee counties.
Roughly a third of
Highlands County, west of
the ridge, is outside the
boundary.
At the meeting, and in con-
versations since, representa-
tives from the Fish &
Wildlife Service said they
want to hear from local resi-
dents.
Charles Pelizza, refuge
manager at Pelican Island
and a part of the organizing
team, said the first step of the
creation process is establish-
ing a working partnership
with the community. That
means honest and open con-
versation is essential.
The News-Sun reached out
to people who attended the
Sebring meeting in order to
understand the concerns of
those in opposition to the
refuge and conservation area,
and the reasons those in favor

See PRACTICAL, page 7A


News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS
Firefighters battle a brush fire in Sebring earlier this month. A fire that has
been burning since Jan. 28 near Arbuckle Creek Road in the Lorida area is
causing smoky mornings.


Smoky sunrises

3-week old wildfire that's in the muck
near Arbuckle Creek Road to blame


By SAMANTHA GHOLAR
sgholar@newssun.com
SEBRING The Florida
Division of Forestry is currently
working to end a wildfire that began
on Jan. 28'but continues to plague
surrounding areas with smoke.
Wildfire Mitigation Specialist
Melissa Yunas explained the situa-
'tion Thursday morning and outlined
what the FDF is currently doing to
stop the spread and end the fire.

Smoke can be a

health concern
By SAMANTHA GHOLAR
sgholar@newssun.com
SEBRING As the Florida
Division of Forestry continues their
attempts to end a fire that has been
burning for three weeks near
Arbuckle Creek, other organiza-
tions and departments are working
to inform and educate residents in
the area.
Highlands County Health
Department Environmental Health
Manager Tom Higginbothan spoke
of the affects of the smoke in the
community.
"I have notified the Department
of Environmental Protection. We
will be working together and they
See SMOKE, page 7A


According to Yunras, the wildfire
is northwest of the Sebring airport
near Arbuckle Creek Road. The fire
is covering approximately 300 acres
and the residents of the area had
become inundated with smoke on
Thursday morning.
The dense, smelly smoke from the
muck fire could be smelled through-
out the area and all around
See FIRE, page 7A



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* Use windshield wipers in
heavy fog.
* Turn on your low-beam head-
lights.
* If the fog or smoke becomes
so thick that you cannot see well
enough to keep driving, pull all
the way off thepavement and
stop. Turn on your emergency
flashers.
* The space between your vehi-
cle and the roadway should be
sufficient so that you can safely
the vehicle without obstructing
traffic.
+ Report the hazard to the near-
est Florida Highway Patrol office
so that steps can be taken to
warn other motorists.
Source: Division of Forestry


County to


back pay


for play


rec policy

On agenda for
Tuesday's county
commission meeting
By ED BALDRIDGE
ed.baldridge@newssun.com
SEBRING Highlands County
staff will roll out their new recreation
funding plan on Tuesday at the com-
mission board meeting, and the idea is
to encourage a "pay to play" concept.
Every municipality operates a parks
and recreation program that is used by
both town or city residents and resi-
dents from the unincorporated part of
the county. ,
Each year, the county distributed the
$561,000 of county collected recre-
ation funding based on a 50 percent
payback of actual recreational spend-
ing in each city on maintenance and
operations.
In January, the county decided to
shift gears and pay out the municipali-
ty requests in three equal base pay-
ments of $100,000 to Avon Park,
Sebring and Lake Placid. The payment
schedule of the remaining balance is
be determined later.
The Avon Park City Council discov-
ered the first part of the plan would
leave them short for the 2009-2010 fis-
cal budget at their meeting on Jan. 24.
"As you all are aware, the county is
in the process of trying to decide what
amount to give to each municipality
for recreation. They have decided that
out of the $570,000 or so that they
have, they are just giving $100,000
now and the rest we are going to have
to fight for," Assistant City Manager
Maria Sutherland said in January.
If the commissioners approve the
staff recommendations, the new plan
would take effect in the 2010-2011 fis-
cal budget, according to the agenda
packet, and allows time for municipal-
ities to put in place user fees for each
of their facilities.
Additionally, the county will allow
the municipalities to charge a higher
fee for residents of other municipali-
ties or residents from the unincorporat-
ed county.
Total revenue generated will weigh
40 percent on what the municipality
receives from the county, which means
the cities who generate the most rev-
See COUNTY, page 5A


11th annual Bike Sebring rolls on through weekend


By SAMANTHA GHOLAR
sgholar@newssun.comn
SEBRING The Rotary
Club of Highlands County is
hosting the 11th annual Bike
Sebring 12 Hour and Ultra
Cycling RAAM Qualifier
event this weekend. On
Saturday, cyclists, their
teams and families all filled
the roads between the airport
and the Raceway.
Cyclists from as far as
Australia, Germany, Spain
and all over North America
raced through the county in
teams. Along the roads were
other team members who
were there helping out in
anyway they can.


Team supporters Rahn
Lieberman of Atlanta and
Phil Bradley of Washington
D.C. were two of the many
supporters out on the' road on
Saturday. Their pack includ-
ed six cyclists from as far as
California.
"We just made it back from
the first stop, in Frostproof,
about 20 minutes ago. We get
stationed here and wait for
them," Lieberman said.
The supporters travel by
vehicle ahead of the cyclists
so that at the next stop the
cyclists are able to get water,
juice, food or whatever they
need to endure the 100-mile
trek back to Sebring.


"There's a pack that should
be here in about 30 minutes.
They are a little ahead of
schedule and they are making
good time," explained
Bradley.
The two men along with
several other supporters had
coolers filled with water bot-
tles, sports drinks, juices, and
snacks for the cyclists.
After about 40 minutes the
first couple of cyclists began
to roll in. These cyclists were
mainly on recumbent bikes.
"Recumbents are the ones
that let the riders sort of
lounge back and the pedals
are up higher, you know,"
See BIKE, page 7A


News Sun photo by SAMANTHA GHOLAR
After a quick stop to grab water and sports drinks, cyclists
prepare to take off back on the course. The Sebring
International Raceway is one of the stopping points as well
as the night course route for the 11th annual Bike Sebring
12 Hour and Ultra cycling RAAM Qualifier.


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Poker Run set to
benefit Brenda
Moore
SEBRING A Poker
Run is set to benefit
Brenda Moore (she faces
multiple surgeries and
rehabilitation) on Saturday,
April 16.
The run will start at
Blue Crab Restaurant, 825
N. Ridgewood Drive. Sign
up at 10 a.m. Last bike out
at 11 a.m. The run will end
at Main Street Tap Room,
205 W. Main St., Avon
Park. Late bike in at 2 p.m.
There will be 50/50, raf-
fles, food available for pur-
chase. A People's Choice
Bike Show is also planned.
Cost is $10.
For more information,
call 214-8132 or 381-8490.
This run is sponsored by
Main Street Tap Room, and
supported by ABATE
Inerstate Chapter.

AP Chamber lunch
is Tuesday
AVON PARK The
Avon Park Chamber of
Commerce Membership
Luncheon will be at noon
Tuesday. Sponsored by
Florida Hospital Heartland
Medical Center, the lunch
will be at Hotel Jacaranda.
Cost is $10 per person.
Call the chamber office
at 453-3350 to RSVP.

LP Memorial
Library changes
program schedule
LAKE PLACID The
Lake Placid Memorial
Library is changing its pro-
gram schedule beginning
March 2. Free storytime
for 3- to 5-year-old chil-
dren will be offered at 10
a.m. every Wednesday.
Lapsits for infants and
toddlers through 3 years of
age will be conducted the
first and third Wednesdays
of the month at 10:30 am.
In addition, there will be
an afternoon thematic
monthly "Children
Storyhour" the first
Wednesday of the month at
3:30 pm.
For additional informa-
tion call 699-3705 or visit
the library at 205 W.
Interlake Blvd., Lake
Placid.

'Shakedown' plays
at Race Ball
SEBRING The annual
Grand Prix Race Ball is set
for Saturday, March 12 at
Four Points by Sheraton
Chateau Elan. Tickets are
$125 per person for a four-
hour open bar, dinner and
dancing to Shakedown.
Call Sharon Keiber at
381-3369 or e-mail
sgkeiber@earthlink.net for
reservations.

LPHS art students
exhibit their work
LAKE PLACID The
Lake Placid High School
art students will present an


exhibit of their artwork at
the Lake Placid Art League
on Dal Hall Boulevard
from 1-4 p.m. today. They
recently competed at the
24th Annual Art Show and
Sale at the Bert J. Harris
Jr. Agriculture Center in
Sebring and will now show
their wonderful artwork in
Lake Placid.
The exhibit will be free
to the community and
refreshments will be served
by Art League members.
Everyone is invited to
attend and bring neighbors
and friends to this commu-
nity event. The art students
are taught by Andie
Hammett and have been
creating beautiful charcoal
designs among the many
varied types of art they
have been designing and
completing this year.

Club plans annual
Germanfest
SEBRING Sebring
Recreation Club is having
its annual Germanfest
today.
German style menu serv-
ing at 12:30 p.m. The
Bavarian Wunderkinds
band from 1-3 p.m.
For more information,
contact the Sebring
Recreation Club, 333
Pomegranate Ave., at 385-
2966.

Crystal Gage
performs at
Reflections
AVON PARK Crystal
Gage, a country music per-
former from Windsor,
Ontario, will bring her
show to Reflections on
Silver Lake at 6:30 p.m.
Monday.
Gage is a singer, per-
former and even comedi-
enne. Her enthusiasm for
entertainment and sincere
love of her audience are
ingredients for an exciting
show.
Tickets for this lively,
up-tempo show are $7. For
more information call 452-
5037.

Placid Lakes VFD
has Sunday
barbecue
LAKE PLACID Tim
Rippey is coming back to
Lake Placid for his 14th
year entertaining at the
Placid Lakes Volunteer
Fire Department barbecue.
This is a versatile, enter-
taining and talented man
who will sing from noon to
4 p.m.
This is the 27th year for
the firemen's barbecue,
featuring sliced beef or
pork on a bun, baked beans
and potato salad. Drinks
and dessert are also provid-
ed. The fundraising event
is scheduled for 12-4 p.m.
Sunday at the Placid Lakes
Town Hall at 2010 Placid
Lakes Blvd.
Tickets for the meal are
$8 and the entertainment is
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News-Sun Sunday, February 20, 2011


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News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS
Buddy Whitlock is a Sebring native, bred and born. He is running for his fifth term as a
Sebring city council member. A land surveyor, he relaxes in his office overlooking the
Historic Circle.

Whitlock surveys prospects


of fifth term on city council


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

By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY

SEBRING City council member
Buddy Whitlock sat on his back porch,
smoking a. cigar and rocking gently in his
green canvas swing chair.
He was at his office, Whitlock Land
Surveying Inc., which overlooks the
Historic Circle from the corner of


Ridgewood Drive S and Circle Drive.
Born in Sebring in 1952, a member of
Sebring High School's class of 1971,
Whitlock has lived here his entire life (so
far).
In 1978, Whitlock said he began work-
ing on Saturdays for a land surveyor, start-
ing at the bottom and working his way up.
He opened his own surveying company in
1995. "It just kind of evolved," he said.
His business, Whitlock added, has given
him direct insight to the current economic
downturn.
"I've never seen nothing like this," he
said. "When I was working with others I'd
see things slow down for a month or two,
but we always came back strong. This
time, there has been a significant decline.
"In 2006 I did about 2,000 surveys. In
See WHITLOCK, page 7A


Healthy Living hosts wellness event


Special to the News-Sun
AVON PARK A com-
munity wellness event is
being planned for Thursday
in ,Avon Park. Health
Living, 1016 U.S. 27 South,
is hosting the nutritional
blood, analysis event and
urges residents to come and
be a part of the event.
"We will have technicians
here who will be doing the
testing. It only takes a few
minutes to get results. It's a
great opportunity to receive
nutritional guidance geared
toward individual needs,"
said Betty Wells, manager
of the Healthy Living facili-
ty.
This is the third blood
analysis event to be held at
Healthy Living. The events
have been well received by
the community with many
people requesting return
visits so they can see how
they have improved, or what
more can be done, after
receiving guidance from the
technicians.
The blood testing service
is a unique blood analysis
that demonstrates how eat-
ing habits, illnesses and
physical activity can affect
the body and blood. The


POLICE BLOTTER


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

The following people were
booked into the Highlands
County Jail on Thursday, Feb.
17:
* Travis John Baillie, 22, of
Sebring, was charged with
driving while license sus-
pended.
* Brittany Lynn Dodson, 23,
was charged with petit-theft.
* Kevin Eugene Gendron, 48,
of Sebring, was charged with
grand theft and dealing in
stolen property.


* Clarence Lincoln Howard,
27, of Selbring, was charged
with grand theft of a motor
vehicle.
* Trevor Javon James, 36, of
Avon Park, was charged with
two counts of violation of pro-
bation reference possession
of cannabis and resisting
arrest without violence.
* Amado Leal Leon, 24, of
Sebring, was charged with
DUI, and operating a motor
vehicle without a valid
license.
+ Kelvin Lee Mccall, 28, of
Avon Park, was arrested on
three out-of-county and out-
of-state warrants reference
forgery, receiving/unautho-
rized use of auto/driving
under suspension, and resist-
ing arrest/disorderly con-
duct/public drunkenness/
probation violation for failure
to report pay/fines.
* Christal Raven Page, 32, of
Lake Placid, was charged with
petit theft.
* Derek Scott Price, 19, of
Lorida, was arrested on an


out-of-county warrant refer-
ence retail theft.
* Oscar Cardens Ramos, 23,
of Lake Placid, was charged
with trafficking amphetamine
or methamphetamine.
* German Rolon Rolon-
Torres, 40, of Avon Park, was
charged with violation of
municipal ordinance.
* Mikkel Lee Rowell, 29, of
Sebring, was charged with
burglary of an unoccupied
dwelling, grand theft and
dealing in stolen property.
* Carlos Humberto Sanchez,
37, of Orlando, was charged
with violation of probation
reference DUI.
* Sean Marvel Santos, 37, of
Lake Placid, was charged with
battery.
* Charles W. Suarez, 43, of
Okeechobee, was arrested on
an out-of-county warrant ref-
erence failure to appear for
change of plea.
* Ryan Michael Valentin, 21,
of Winter Haven, was charged
with violation of a municipal
ordinance.


technicians will examine
blood and monitor it under a
high-powered microscope.
The examination will be
displayed on a video monir
tor for clients to see as well.
Within minutes after the
"virtually painless" exami-
nation, technicians will be
able to tell how diet, exer-
cise and lifestyles affect dif-
ferent aspects of a person's
wellness.


A variety of blood analy-
sis services are available at
a cost.
The cholesterol testing
requires a 12-hour fast. All
other testing can be done
after a two-hour fast.
Appointments are pre-
ferred, but walk-ins are wel-
come. Hours for the blood
analysis are 9 a.m. to 4:45
p.m. For appointments or
information, call 452-5793.


NASA picks

Thursday for

Discovery's

final launch
By MARCIA DUNN
AP Aerospace Writer
CAPE CANAVERAL -
NASA will try next week to
launch space shuttle
Discovery on its final voyage
following a four-month delay
for fuel tank repairs.
Liftoff is set for late
Thursday afternoon. Senior
managers voted unanimously
Friday on the new launch
date after discussing the fixes
made since the shuttle's
grounding in early
November.
Cracks in the external fuel
tank were discovered after a
launch attempt was foiled by
leaking hydrogen gas. It's
taken this long to understand
and repair the cracking,
which could have harmed the
shuttle during liftoff.
sThe shuttle will carry six
astronauts and a humanoid
robot, along with a full load
of supplies, to the
International Space Station.
One of the human crew is a
substitute, replacing an astro-
naut who was injured last
month in a bicycle crash.
Astronaut Timothy Kopra
helped train his fill-in after
he stepped down and was
instrumental in keeping the
flight on track, officials said.
He was supposed to be the
lead spacewalker.
NASA opted for a
Thursday liftoff at 4:50 p.m.,
even though a European
cargo vessel will be docking
at the space station that
morning. .Officials normally
prefer more time between
arriving spacecraft, but they
want to get Discovery flying
as soon as possible given its
lengthy delay.
The shuttle launch may be
put off if something goes
wrong with the docking of
the European freighter.
As for the cracks in
Discovery's external fuel
tank, engineers traced the
problem to overly brittle
material combined with
assembly issues. The crack-
ing was confined to some of
the aluminum alloy struts in
the center of the tank, which
holds instruments but no fuel.


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EDITORIAL & OPINION


TODAY'S EDITORIAL


It sounds like freedom


County commissioners recently
approved two grants from the state
to look into encroachment and
noise levels around the Avon Park Air
Force Range, and the News-Sun thinks it


is money well spent.
The bombing range, as
locals call it, is being looked
at as one of the bases to use
in the training for the new
joint strike fighter jet dubbed
the F-35. Arguably, the plane
has created some concern by
homeowners around military
bases in Jacksonville because
of the noise it creates. It has
been called one of the noisi-
est jets in the arsenal.
In some instances, home-
owner complaints have
forced the military to scale
down operations, especially
in Arizona and Jacksonville.
And each scale back has had
an economic impact on the
surrounding community. Yep,
it's quieter, but it is also
poorer.
It makes more sense to
understand that if you build
your house on the beach, you
are going to get sand in your
kitchen. Buy a broom and
quit complaining.


A few questions to ask
ourselves
Editor:
Our government does protect its citi-
zens from a foreign threat. However,
our government is failing to protect us
in economic matters.
Every day, the poor and the working
class are losing ground. Readers should
start asking questions:
Why does the government say we
have no inflation when just about
everybody feels prices going up'?
Why is there no drilling off our own
shores and our own oil fields with the '
bureaucratic rules to protect the envi-
ronment and various animals without
regard to the economic health of our
citizens?
Do you think oil will go down with
the problems in the Middle East?
With gas over $3 per gallon and
many stories of going to $5 per gallon,
don't you think this will really hurt our
working families?
Do you think groceries will go up as
transportation costs soar'?
Why does our government by -laws
and bureaucratic rules hurt the econo-
my of individuals and business'?
Why did Congress pass a law regu-
lating food in viQlation of the 10th
Amendment?
If the people, as mentioned in the
10th Amendment, want to regulate food
then they can, through their own legis-
lature, not the federal government.
We must remember what one of the
founders (it could be Adams) of our
Constitution said about government,
"The power of the federal government
is few and defined. Local governments
powers are diverse and numerous."
Here is the 10th Amendment: "The


Understand also that if you
build a house near an active
bombing range, you are
gonna get loud bumps in the
middle of the night.
Deterring the development
encroachment onto an exist-
ing base is a good idea, and
studying the environmental
and economic impacts just
makes for a good use of state
funding.
During the commission
meeting, a few individuals,
encouraged a no vote on
accepting the grant, even
though they all agreed that
they liked the sound of those
jets overhead. We are not
arguing that their opinions
are invalid. Each opinion
about government spending
should be reviewed and
weighed properly. Every
voice in Highlands has a
right to be heard. That is why
public meetings are held.
The economic impact of


bringing more service men
and women into our local
store fronts and eateries non-
withstanding, turning down
the granted money already
set aside for this type of
activity makes no sense
either politically or fiscally.
The base is already here, it
is in a rural area, and the
money will be used to protect
the lifestyle of those already
out there as well as the well
being of the local economy
and the base.
That's why the original
research was called a Joint
Land Use Study.
Spending $200,000 to
study how ketchup pours, a
million on a hammer or
building a bridge to nowhere,
sounds like pork.
Spending $665,000 to
study the safety'and environ-
mental impacts of a military
base in order to ensure its
longevity and viability
sounds like a sold capital
investment.
But, no matter where you
stand on government spend-
ing, the roar of those jets
over Highlands County, even
the noisy F-35, definitely
sounds like freedom.


III


TODAY'S LETTERS
powers not delegated to the United
States by the Constitution, nor prohibit-
ed by it to the States, are reserved to
the States respectively, or to the peo-
ple."
Please read the 10th Amendment
over and over again as it appears the
federal government only wants to
increase its control and thereby reduc-
ing our liberty and freedom.
M.J. "Mac" McCauley
Sebring

No to high speed rail
Editor:
I am very happy that our Gov. Rick
Scott turned down the federal money
for the high speed rail system. It's
because it is but a fly speck to the state
of Florida, and ones who would use it.
The coidjany doing the work would
be from out of state, and the equipment
would be shipped in. Most of the labor
would be shipped in like the gas line
running east on State Road 62, State
Road 64 and State Road 70, and Green
Card workers and illegals doing the
labor.
What is needed is new people that
know what it is like to not have tax
money at their hands, even in local and
county government. This past couple of
meetings, one commissioner says just
hand it out, for ajob that our too many
commissioners should be doing here in
Highlands County.
C.F. Neeley
Lake Placid

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throughout this tragedy. There are too
many names to mention individual,
but we know who you are and you are
in our prayers.
We would also like to thank the
American Red Cross for their immedi-
ate aid, and a special thank you to the
brave firefighters that done their best to
save our home and protect the sur-
rounding homes.
We are so grateful that no one was
severely injured or worse. Thank you
all so much and we will be OK.
Wayne and Gloria Evans
Lake Placid

'Afternoon Tea' benefits Arc
Editor:
Ridge Area Arc would like to thank
the following companies and individu-
als for their part in making "Arc's
Afternoon Tea" fundraiser held
Saturday, Jan. 22, at the Lake Sebring
Resort Tea Room a huge success.
A special thank you goes to the event
sponsor, Florida Hospital Heartland
Medical Center. Other sponsors includ-
ed Wells Motor Company; Alan Jay
Automotive Network; Wicks, Brown,
Williams, & Co. CPA's; and Central
Security.
Raffle and door prize sponsors were
Alana Serra, cake cera cera by
Francesco Renda, Cameron Barnard,
Creations by Roxanne May, Florida
Hospital Heartland Medical Center,
Jane Hancock, Rebecca Rousch, Sunny
Serafino, The Spa at Hammock Falls,
and Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall.
All proceeds benefit Arc, providing
opportunities for people with disabili-
ties for 53 years.
Rhonda Beckman
CEO
Ridge Area Arc


Be careful what



you blog about


Like many people, I have
a blog. For those of you who
aren't Internet-savvy, a blog
is like a public journal
online. People use them for
everything from updating
friends and family to profes-
sional promotion.
My blog is supposed to be
for promoting my writing
career. It isn't doing so well
because I admit I'm not real-
ly good at updating it. If you
want a lot of people to read
your blog, you need to add
to it on at least a semi-regu-
lar basis. I'm working on it,
though, and try to make my
posts interesting to anyone
who stumbles on it (if you're
interested in reading my
rambling thoughts, go to
www.laurahware.com).
This column also finds its
way online, thanks to the
wonderful people at the
News-Sun. This means
friends and family who don't
live in the area get to read
what I write on a week to
week basis. I'm glad of that.
Now, even if my online
audience is small, I under-
stand that once something is
on my blog, anyone and I
mean anyone can see it.
Thus, I do try to be careful
when I post. I don't use my
online presence to insult
people that tick me off, even
if I think they richly deserve
it.
A Pennsylvania teacher
might have done well to con-
sider the above paragraph.
Instead, 30-year-old Natalie
Munroe has become the cen-
ter of a controversy involv-
ing the state of teaching
today and the wisdom of
complaining about it online.
According to news reports
from -abcnews.com and the
AP, Ms. Munroe had a blog
that she maintained for
friends and family. In some
posts, she railed about her
students, calling them "dis-
engaged, lazy whiners" for
example.
In another post she wrote
some things she'd have liked
to put on student evalua-
tions, such as, "I hear the
trash company is hiring,"
and "There's no other way to
say this, I hate your kid."
Ms. Munroe did not iden-
tify specific students by
name or even the name of
the school she taught at.


Laura's
Look
Laura Ware


While her picture was on her
blog, she listed herself only
as Natalie M..
When ABC news asked
her if it occurred to her that
someone from the school
could see the blog, she said,
"No, not really, not ever, in
fact, it was up there for over
a year, nobody found it."
Nevertheless, students did
find the posts, which also
criticized other teachers and
administrators, and brought
it to the attention of the
school. Munroe is currently
suspended with pay while
the district tries to sort
everything out.
Munroe's blog is being
investigated by the school
district. She could be termi-
nated. Munroe has hired an
attorney, who claims she
acted well within her First
Amendment rights.
Comments regarding this
news story vary from people
who applaud her for speak-
ing out on the condition of
education and those who
think she should be ousted.
The story gives me mixed
feelings. I was a teacher
many years ago, and have
friends who teach. I know
how frustrating the job can
be. And yes, venting can
help sometimes when it
becomes too much.
I'm also a big fan of the
First Amendment. It's hard
to say that she didn't have
the right to post those com-
ments, as offensive as they
may be.
But I can't get past her
naivete. How could she
believe that posting some-
thing on a public blog would
not be seen? Yes, it took a
while, but it was out there, a
problem waiting to happen.
Ms. Munroe says she did-
n't do anything wrong. That
may be true. But it may not
be enough for her to keep
her job. Moral of the story?
Be careful what you blog.
People are reading, even if
you don't think they are.

Laura Ware is a Sebring resi-
dent. She can be contacted by
e-mail at bookwormlady@
embarqmail.com


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News Sun photo by SAMANTHA GHOLAR
Guests of the SHS Soup Up the Arts event mull over hun-
dreds of bowl choices on Thursday evening. SHS Art Club
member Chelsea Brant (right), explains to admirers the
types of bowls available and how each is unique.


Another year of


success for Soup


By SAMANTHA GHOLAR
sgholar@newssun.com
SEBRING This year's
annual Soup Up the Arts
event took place on Thursday
evening. The Sebring High
School art club members cre-
ated more than 550 hand-
made bowls for the event.
Students, parents, friends and
family all enjoyed a night of
mingling and art and all for a
good cause.
Lake Placid senior Alex
Barajas was this year's
fundraiser recipient. Barajas
has been battling leukemia
for several years. The SHS
art club felt Barajas was this
years obvious choice.
"It's all for a great cause.
It's not about the school or
the instructor, it's about the
students and about Alex,"
said Steve VanDam, SHS art
instructor.
Alex Barajas was not pres-
ent at the event, but his moth-
er, Elvia Barajas, was. Alex
is currently undergoing
another round of radiation
treatment.
"He feels so gieat that
e\ery one is doing this in
honor," said Elvia Barajas.
"They approached us about a
month ago and we were very
appreciative. Alex is doing
okay and this is going great.
It really is great."
The SHS sold 420 tickets
to the Soup Up event. With
the ticket and donation guests
were able to choose a hand-
crafted, one-of-a-kind bowl
and eat dinner on Thursday
evening at the SHS cafeteria.
Students also provided music
entertainment and, other art
pieces for guests.
"There's something for
everyone," Art Club member
Chelsea Brant said during the
event. "They are all very
unique and different. There's
different colors, shapes and
sizes; there's a lot of choic-
es."
Brant herself made 20
bowls and she was happy that
her work was benefiting
another student.
"It's a lot of fun and a lot
of work, but it's worth it. It
feels good to help out some-
one," said Brant.


Earthquake
strikes Alabama

gulf coast
By JEFF MARTIN
Associated Press
FORT MORGAN, Ala. -
Authorities say a 3.5-magni-
tude earthquake has shaken
southern Alabama, and peo-
ple have reported feeling the
quake as far away as
Birmingham, Ala.
Residents in the Pensacola
area of the Florida panhandle
also say they felt the quake,
according to reports from the
U.S. Geological Survey.
Information from the
Geological Survey indicates
the quake happened at 5:15
p.m. Friday.
Officials say the epicenter
was near the tip of the Fort
Morgan Peninsula at the
mouth of Mobile Bay in
Baldwin County.
There were no immediate
reports of damage.


Students from Lake Placid
were also present at the event
selling bracelets and T-shirts
in honor of Barajas. All of the
proceeds from the bands and
shirts go to the Barajas fami-
ly.
Guests were also given the
opportunity to purchase more
bowls along with the one
they were given with their
ticket. The bowls for pur-
chase were given an added
touch of "love" by the stu-
dents. The bowls all had
more detail and design and


News Sun photo by SAMANTHA GHOLAR
Elaine Tiemann of Sebring reaches for a hand-made bowl.
The Sebring High School Art Club members created over
550 bowls for the Soup Up the Arts event. Each guest was
able to take home a unique bowl with their donation.


offered guests a more "'r!,"
feel. The purchase bowls
were all also glazed. These
bowls ranged in price from
$2 to $10.
On Friday VanDam report-
ed that Thursday's total was
just over $2,000. The pre-sale


tickets and donations totaled
$4,200.
A large portion of the
funds raised will go to the
Barajas family while the
remanding funds will go -to
provide scholarships for SHS
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Square footage of
enclosed facilities will
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total, the amount of recre--
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percent and the total popu-
lation served by tax dollars
will amount to 10 percent
of the funding.
The memo from
Community Services
Director June Fisher states
that the new plan is geared
around the incentive to


charge user fees, not the
amount of population serv-
iced by any municipality.
"By implementing rev-
enue-generating mecha-
nisms to fund parks and
recreation programs, each
municipality will exercise
the concept of 'pay to
play,' whereby people who
actually us the facilities
pay for them. This takes the
burden off people who do
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Aerospace students at Lake Placid High School are working on remodeling an aircraft. The
students spent their Saturday sanding down and molding parts of the plane including the
horizontal stabilizers. The entire project is expected to take a few years to complete.


LPHS students working


to revamp aircraft


By SAMANTHA GHOLAR
sgholar@ newssun.comn
SEBRING A handful of
Lake Placid aerospace stu-
dents spent their weekend
working on an aircraft at the
Sebring airport. Aerospace
instructor John Roush, along
with the 10 students, was
busy sanding, scraping and
banging out parts to an old
aircraft.
The students are each
enthusiastic about the long
project and work diligently
and precisely to make the air-
craft better.
Juniors Rhoni Gabagni and
Abner Sanchez were two of
the students who had recently
entered into the aerospace
program last year.
"I've always been interest-
ed in space and flight and I
thought that this would be a
great thing to get 'into,"
Gabagni said.
"Well I've always like air-


'I've always been
interested in
space and flight
We started a
couple months ago
and we work a
few times a wekk,
but it's a long
process.

RHONI GABAGNI
student
planes. I just think it's cool,"
Sanchez said.
The two explained the del-
icate details of what it takes
to completely disassemble,
re-touch, repair, and re-finish
the aircraft.
"We started a couple
months ago and we work a
few times a week, but it is a
long process," Gabgani said.


The students estimated that
the project would take about
four years to complete.
"Each piece has to be taken
off and sanded down and
repaired if there are any dents
or scrapes. You can't sand too
hard because it can wear
down the metal, so you have
to be really careful with it,"
Sanchez said.
The students had just taken
a lunch break and were work-
ing on sanding the horizontal
stabilizers from the aircraft.
The table was lined with
metal. and sanders, and the
students were eager to get
back to work.
"The wings will probably
be the hardest part," said
Sanchez, explaining air-
plane's wings have to be
detached and re-touched as
well as completing any
mechanical repairs that are
required.


COMMUNITY BRIEFS


Continued from page 2A
free. Kids' meals of hot
dogs will be available for
$4. The firemen also pro-
vide a convenient drive up
for those who cannot stay
to eat and enjoy the music.
Tickets are available the
day of the barbecue.
Some of the proceeds
from the barbecue is used
to fund scholarships for
Highlands County residents
attending fire standards,
EMT or paramedic school.

Events planned at
lodges, posts
AVON PARK
The American Legion
Post 69 will have karaoke
by Naomi at 4 p.m. today.
Bingo is set for 1:30 p.m.
Tuesday. For details and
menu selection, call 453-
4553.
LAKE PLACID
The Lake Placid Moose
Lodge 2374 will host music
with Bama Jam on Sunday;
call for time. Loyal Order
of Moose Offices meets at
6:30 p.m. Monday, Women
of the Moose meet at 7
p.m. and Loyal Order of
Moose meet at 7:30 p.m.
For details and menu selec-
tion, call 465-0131.

Shrine Ladies play
Bunco
AVON PARK The
public is invited to play
bunco at the Highlands
Shrine Club, 2604 SR 17
South, at 11:30 a.m.
Tuesday. The event is open
to new or experienced play-
ers; cost is $2/person. Call
471-2425 for information.

Club plans annual
Germanfest
SEBRING Sebring
Recreation Club is having
its annual Germanfest
today.
German style menu serv-


ing at 12:30 p.m. The
Bavarian Wunderkinds
band from 1-3 p.m.
For more information,
contact the Sebring
Recreation Club, 333
Pomegranate Ave., at 385-
2966.

Recreation Club
plans events
SEBRING The
Sebring Recreation Club,
333 Pomegranate Ave., will
host the following events
this week:
Today Germanfest,
12:30 p.m.; Bavarian
Wonderkind Band, 1-3 p.m.
Monday Amateur/Any
Doubles Shuffleboard
Tournament, 9 a.m.; Ladies
Social Club, 1 p.m.
Tuesday Amateur/Any
Doubles Shuffleboard
Tournament, 9 a.m.
Wednesday -
Shuffleboard League, 1:15
p.m.
Thursday -
Shuffleboard
Tournament/Mixed
Doubles/No Two Pros, 9
a.m.
Friday AM
District/ST AM Draw
Doubles Shuffleboard
Tournament, 9 a.m.;
Shuffleboard
Tournament/Mixed
Doubles/No 2 Pros, 9 a.m.
Saturday AM
District/ST AM Draw
Doubles Shuffleboard
Tournament, 9 a.m.; Ice
Cream Shuffleboard, 1:15
p.m.; Board meeting, 3 p.m.
For more information,
call 385-2966.

Shrine Ladies host
card party
AVON PARK The
Ladies of the Highlands
Shrine Club will host a
luncheon and card party
from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Monday at 2604 State Road
17 South. Donation is $7


each. The event is open to
players of bridge, cards,
games, etc.
For reservations, call
465-0746 or 453-0594.

Van Dells play at
Tanglewood
SEBRING -,
Tanglewood will host the
VanDells today. Tickets are
$10.
For any questions, call
402-0763.

Highlands Tea Party
attend meeting
SEBRING The
Highlands Tea Party will
gather at 6 p.m. Tuesday at
the Highlands County
Government Center, 600 S.
Commerce Ave., to attend
the county commission
meeting.

Hancock snowbirds
gather for lunch
SEBRING Hancock
County Indiana Snowbird
Luncheon will be at 11 a.m.
Monday at Homer's
Restaurant, 1000 Sebring
Square. Reservations are
not necessary.
For additional informa-
tion, call 385-4457 or.(317)
443-1008.

Leisure Lakes
Homeowners meet
Monday
LAKE PLACID -
Leisure Lakes Homeowners
Association meets at 10
a.m. Monday at Bishop
Park Clubhouse on Lake
June Road. The guest
speaker will be County
Commissioner Jack Richie.
Light refreshments will
be served. New residents
are encouraged to come out
and meet your neighbors,
and hear an update on
what's happening in this
area.


FRANKLIN W. BOWERS
Franklin W. Bowers, 90, of
Sebring, Fla. died Feb.' 18,
2011.
He was born in Sandusky
Co., Ohio, moving to Sebring
in 1982 from Clyde, Ohio.
He was a member of
Resurection Lutheran
Church, Avon Park, Fla. and
member of the Bridge Club at
Sebring Recreational Club.
He is survived by his sis-
ters, Fran Mosser, Avon Park,
Fla. and Melba Bradshaw,
Clyde, Ohio; and brother,
Paul Bowers, Bellevue, Ohio.
Condolences may be
expressed at www.morrisfu-
neralchapel.com.
Morris Funeral Chapel
307 S. Commerce Ave
Sebring, FL 33870
(863) 385-0101

HORACE RAY
HOLLOWAY
Horace Ray
W 5. Holloway went
home to be with
the Lord on
Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011 at
his home in Lake Placid, Fla.
He was born March 2,
1920 in Geneva County, Ala.,
to Effie and Fred Holloway.
From 1942-1946, he served
honorably in the Air Force
Pacific arena as a tech sar-
gent, air gunner instructor,
and tail gunner. He returned
home and began a career in
the dairy business with Wells
Dairy in Columbus and
LaGrange, Ga. He then
moved to Bonita Springs,
Fla., and managed Harts
Dairy in Naples, Fla. In 2000,
he and his wife Lucile moved
to Tomoka Heights in Lake
Placid, Fla.


Horace enjoyed going to
the grocery store and bank
and chatting with the locals.
He had a fine sense of humor
and was truly a good and
honorable husband, father,
grandfather, great grandfa-
ther, uncle, and friend. He
loved his little dog Mitsy. He
was loved and respected by
all who crossed his path.
He was
proceeded in
death by his
.Nx sisters, Mag,
.* Eunirle and
k Jan. He is
survived by
his wife of
Holloway 65. years,
Lucile ;
daughter, Judy Rae; and
granddaughter, Ashley Rae.
He was adored by his great-
grandchildren, Joshua, Jacob
Ray, Alyssa, Jade and Emma.
In addition he is survived by
his sister, Ann
Higginbotham. His life wvas
completed by his. many
neices and nephews includ-
ing Glenda (Howard) Carney,
Wanda (Bob) Stull, Betty
(Bob) Storke, Jimmy (Dottie)
Snell, Sammy (Janet) Snell,
Jerry (Linda) Snell, and their
children Heather and Bryant.
The family will be forever
grateful for the gracious, lov-
ing, and compassionate care
that was provided by Hope
Hospice and a large commu-
nity of family and friends. In
lieu of flowers donations may
be made to Hope Hospice of
Sebring, 4840 Sun 'N Lake
Blvd., Sebring, FL 33872.
We will all miss this great
man and hero.
Services will be private.


Official: Chemical put on Florida girl in toxic truck


By KELLI KENNEDY
Associated Press
FORT LAUDERDALE -
Authorities searched the home of par-
ents accused of abusing twin 10-year-
olds a girl who was found dead in
the back of a pickup truck and a boy
who was critically injured in the front
seat after police said his father doused
him with a chemical.
A chemical was also poured on the
girl, Nubia, and it was difficult to


determine if she had been abused
before her death, according to officials
who spoke on condition of anonymity
because they were not authorized to
talk about the case publicly. It's not
clear if the chemical was poured on the
.girl before or after she died.
The father, Jorge Barahona, is
charged with attempted first-degree
murder and aggravated child abuse
with a weapon after authorities said he


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overcome by the toxins. The father was
nearby on the ground, unresponsive.
Barahona pleaded not guilty Friday.
He is being held without bail and
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Bike Sebring rolls

through weekend


Continued from page 1A
Bradley explained.
Soon enough a pack of
approximately 10-15 riders
zoomed through the Raceway
entrance shouting out what
they needed from their cool-
ers.
The team supporters on the
sidelines, listened intensely
and hurried to the coolers to
grab what was needed as the
cyclists circled back.
As the cyclists grab what
they needed, they quickly
hurried to get back in the
race.
On Saturday evening the
second portion of the Bike
Sebring event will take place.


The 12-hour ride allows the
cyclists a safe track to ride on
during the night hours. The
cyclists and their supporters
look forward to getting onto
the track and striving to
break new records.
According to Bradley, the
current record for the recum-
bent cycle is 21.33 miles per
hour. Bradley and Lieberman
both believe that the record
will be broken before, the
weekend is up.
For more information
about the Rotary Club and
the event fundraiser as well
as a description of the routes
and the riders visit www.bike-
sebring .com.


News Sun photo by SAMANTHA GHOLAR
Cyclists rush into their stopping point on the road adjacent
to the Sebring International Raceway. On Saturday, the
cyclists pedaled from Frostproof and back to Sebring for the
qualifying round of the 12 hour race.


Practical democracy at work with refuge


Continued from page 1A
of the refuge support it.
David Houghton, vice president of
conservation programs -at the National
Wildlife Refuge Association, supports
the proposal.
In a telephone interview he said a
vibrant rural ranching community is
essential to maintain the environmental
health of Central Florida. He said the
proposal contained a blend of ideas and
options aimed at helping land rich
ranching families keep their properties
intact while protecting the environment.
Among the choices, landowners will
be able to either sell land outright, or
agree to conservation easements, or sign
cooperative agreements, lease land or
donate it. The key, Houghton said, "is
that we will only buy from willing sell-
ers."
He referred to a map of the proposed
refuge and conservation area, which
includes parts of five counties and cov-
ers thousands of acres. "The map will be
refined," he said. "The lines will change.
as the refuge is built around the willing
sellers."
Hunters and sportsmen will be "very


happy and surprised when they find out
this is a different kind of refuge" he
added, with areas where hunting and
fishing will be allowed.
"I think as things shake out and the
proposal is refined, a lot of this (the
opposition) will dry up and go away,"
Houghton said. "We're in the listening
phase, it's open-ended. We're trying to
make friends not alienate neighbors."
Many potential neighbors are skepti-
cal. The three concerns mentioned the
most often are loss of access, the use of
eminent domain, and a lack of trust in
the federal government.
For example, Phil Griner told the
News-Sun, "My concern is getting a
federal agency in charge of Florida.
"Who makes the rules? The (agency)
director," Griner said. "He doesn't have
to follow a set procedure, a process that
is more or less controlled. With Fish &
Wildlife there is no process. It's all up to
the director. What if he changes his
mind?
"The federal government should stay
out of it. We have enough trouble with
the state."
Claude Lemay is an owner at River


Ranch, a private camping, riding and
hunting reserve in Polk County.
"Oh, this is a good thing for the large
landowners," he said. "They come out
smelling like roses, getting to keep their
property and having the government pay
for it at the same time."
But, for the small land owner it is dif-
ferent. "The government says, 'I need
that, I want that, and I'm going to have
it,'" Lemay said.
"(At River Ranch) we all own little
plots, and share the camping and hunt-
ing areas. As far as I can tell they (U.S.'
Fish & Wildlife Service) will wind up
taking it, so we're fighting as hard as we
can."
He is also concerned about the restric-
tions of a refuge.
He used the Big Cypress National
Refuge and Conservation Area as an
example.
"Sure, you can hunt there for certain
animals at certain times of the year, but
they don't allow any air boats or swamp
buggies, no mechanized vehicles, not
even horses if you can believe that. How
are you going to get a deer out through
the swamp?"


Whitlock takes run at fifth term on city council


Continued from 2A
2010 I was right at 400."
He added that many of his
jobs now have to do with
foreclosures.
"We have to figure out how
to get construction back on
their feet," he said.
Whitlock is running for his
fifth term of office. When
asked why, given the chal-
lenges ahead, he's still enthu-
siastic about public service,
he said, "There are overall
issues close and dear to my
heart."
For example, Whitlock
wants to proceed with annex-
ations along U.S. 27, some-
how resolve the Harder Hall
situation and find ways of
worker smarter within the
city.
He gave as an example of
the last, the new one-man
garbage trucks being intro-
duced throughout the city.
"It's a perfect example of
tax money being well spent.
We're providing the same
service for less."
Harder Hall is more of a
problem.
"Would it be wonderful to
have a nice hotel there
again?" Whitlock asked.
Then answered the question
himself. "Yes. But, that's not
going to happen. It's really
too far gone."
When it was suggested, as
a joke, that maybe
Hollywood should be called
and offered the building to
blow up for a movie,
Whitlock didn't raise an eye-
brow.
"I had my senior prom at
Harder Hall," he said. "I
know it holds a special place
in all our hearts. But it's not a
bad idea, especially if it was
a James Bond movie and they
cleaned up afterwards."
Whitlock said with Harder
Hall gone, the property is a
perfect location for family
homes, with the lake and golf
courses right there.
"We hear all the time about
urban sprawl," he said, "you


don't get that building inside
the city."
Whitlock said he is very
excited about annexing prop-
erty along U.S. 27.
The annexations, he said,
would bring in significantly
more ad valorem, taxes. That
is because the properties in
question include Home
Depot, Lowes, Wendy's,
Burger King, Dairy Queen,
Aaron Rents, ABC Liquors,
Aldi and Cowboy's
Restaurant.
"We'd be able to lower our
ad valorem taxes overall," he
said, adding that the process
shouldn't be difficult because
Home Depot, as one exam-
ple, has already signed an
annexation agreement.
The upcoming negotiations
over police and firefighter
pensions aren't as exciting.
"That's a budget buster,"
Whitlock said, "and for the
state, city, county and federal
government.
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paid more than the ones in
public service, but public
workers got better benefit
packages. Now they're paid
more money, and still have
the benefits.
"It's turning into the goose
who laid the golden egg.
What good is a pension if the
money isn't there? It's some-
thing that has to be
addressed. We have to fulfill
our contracts, but there needs
to be give on both sides.
"Everybody has to go in
(to discussions) with an open
mind. The longer this goes
on, the worse it gets. It is not
going away."
Like all his fellow council
members, Whitlock thinks
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"It's unfair to the citizens
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"They're paying 80 percent
of the bill, and using the
parks only 20 percent of the
time."
Whitlock has no objection
to walls or fences eight feet
high when the property lot is
large. And he is embarrassed
that the council is asking pri-
vate citizens to meet stan-
dards the city doesn't meet.
Whitlock said, "It's been
my pleasure to serve the city
of Sebring the last 15 years.
I'd like to do so again, but if
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Huge schools of sharks

spotted off South Florida


Associated Press
WEST PALM BEACH
- Huge schools of sharks
are being spotted off of
South Florida as they
migrate north.
The blacktip and spinner
sharks have been most visi-
ble off Palm Beach County
as they migrate from the


Caribbean.
Officials say they're gen-
erally not aggressive, but
that the threat of bites still
exists for swimmers.

Information from: South
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http://www.sun sentinel.com


Continued from 1A
will have a plan ready pret-
ty soon," said
Higginbothan.
Complaints over the past
couple weeks have
increased as the wildfire
continues, but residents
seem to be okay at the
moment.
"There haven't been any
(hospital) admittance or
sickness from the smoke as
of now," Higginbothan
said, "but it's not unlikely
that some people may be
affected by it."
Residents have to protect
themselves and their health
from sun, weather and cli-
mate, as well as wildfires.
Higginbothan hopes locals
recognize that fact and do
what is needed to keep
themselves healthy.
"It's just one other thing
Floridians have to deal
with. You get the great
weather and the sun you
know, but wildfires are
sometimes a result of that,"
said Higginbothan.
From personal experi-
ence, Higginbothan knows
the health issues that can
arise due to exposure to
wildfire smoke and he
works diligently to inform
everyone on how to stay
out of harms way.
"I've personally dealt


with it, so it's an issue that
I continue to educate every-
one on," Higginbothan
said.
Residents affected by
wildfire smoke are advised
to do these simple things to
keep themselves and their
families safe:
Elderly and children
with respiratory problems
are advised to stay inside
Limit exposure as
much as possible
Close all windows
and ventilation to outside
to reduce exposure
Use the air condition-
ing/heat in your homes to
air out fumes that may be
inside
If possible, avoid the
area were the wildfire is
taking place
Higginbothan knows that
some areas may be
unavoidable and hopes that
people are aware that the
exposure may affect them.
"You can most certainly
experience some respirato-
ry distress from the smoke.
People with asthma and
allergies could very likely
be affected, so as I said
limit the exposure,"
stressed Higginbothan.
If health issues arise
HIgginbothan and the FL
Division of Forestry ask
residents to consult their
doctor or call 911.


Fire continues tbo burn near

Arbuckle Creek Road


Continued from 1A

Highlands County.
Because the fire burns
underground, it is consid-
ered extremely dangerous.
The roots of trees can easi-
ly burn causing trees to
collapse and adding more
fuel to the wildfire.
Collapsing trees also
become a further safety
issue to firefighters and
safety personal working to
contain the wildfire.
The fire is currently still
burning but the FDF has
managed to contain the
flames, but "we want it
dead out," Yunas said.
"The Florida Division of
Forestry is doing every-
thing we can to control
this wildfire. We have
placed a 24-hour pump
there that is connected to a
natural spring," said


Yunas.
The pump is distributing
750,000 gallons a water
each day in an effort to
end the fire, Yunas said.
Yunas stressed to residents
that the FDF is working
diligently to contain and
end the wildfire, but
knows the situation is a
nuisance as well as an
environmental and health
issue.
"We just ask everyone to
please be patient with us,"
Yunas said.
For now, Highlands
County residents will have
to deal with the sight and
smell of the smoke until
the FDF flooding saturates
deep enough into the soil
to stop the fire or
Highlands County receives
enough rainfall to pene-
trate the ground.


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Five-Day forecast for Highlands County
TODAY MONDAY TUESDAY


News-Sun Sunday, February 20, 2011


WEDNESDAY


THURSDAY


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National Forecast for February 20
/ Shown are noon positions of weather systems and precipitation. Temperature bands are highs for the day.
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Sunny and pleasant

810 /590
Winds: S at 7-14 mph


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Temperature
Readings at Archbold Biological Station in Lake Placid
High Tuesday .... .................... ........... 76'
Low Tuesday ............................... .... 430
High Wednesday ................................... 79'
Low Wednesday ................................ 480
High Thursday ...................................... 810
Low Thursday ................... 48
Heat Index
For 3 p.m. today
Relative humidity ..................... .. ... 48%
Expected air temperature ................... 79
Makes it feel like .......... ............... 76
Barometer
Tuesday ....... .............. 30.24
W wednesday ........ .........................30.20
Thursday .............. ..................... 30.24
Precipitation
Tuesday ............. ................... 0.00"
W wednesday .................. ............... 0.00"
Thursday ............................................. 0.00"
.Month to date ....................... 0.22"
Year to date ...................... ....... 2.87"


Tides
Readings at St. Petersburg
High ...... ............. ............... 3:01 a.m .
Low ............................................... 9 :18 a.m .
High .................. ........... 3:16 p.m .
Low ............. ..........................9:42 p.m .
Readings at Palm Beach
High ... ........................ ............. 9:58.a.m .
Low ..................................... ....... 3:29 a.m .
H igh .......................................... 10:29 p.m .
Low .............................................. 3:53 p.m .
Lake Levels
Readings as of 7 a.m. yesterday
Lake Jackson ...... ..........:.. ..... 78.36'
Lake Okeechobee ........................... 12.33'
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Nice with plenty of sun

800 /580
Winds: W at 7-14 mph




Tallahassee
75/48

Apalachicola
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Mostly sunny and nice today. Winds south-
east 7-14 mph. Expect 6-10 hours of sunshine
with average relative humidity 65% and fair
drying conditions. Clear tonight.

Weather History
Heavy snow hit the Midwest on Feb. 20, 1898.
Racine, Wis., received 30 inches of snow.
Milwaukee had drifts as high as 15 feet.


Sun and Moon


Sunrise
Sunset
Moonrise
Moonset


Today
6:58 a.m.
6:22 p.m.
9:15 p.m.
8:16 a.m.


Monday
6:57 a.m.
6:23 p.m.
10:21 p.m.
8:58 a.m.


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790/ 590
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tern Nebraska into southern Michigan by the afternoon. Showers will dampen an area farther to the
Ohio Valley into parts of the central Plains. A few thunderstorms will accompany the rain in Iowa,
ssouri. The Rockies will remain unsettled as well, with snow lingering for much of the day. Spotty
also continue to dot the Desert Southwest.


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MIAMI Motorists travel-
ing on Florida's Turnpike in
Miami-Dade County will no
longer need to empty their
pockets searching for change.
Starting Saturday, toll collec-
tion will be entirely cashless.
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mile southern stretch of the
turnpike will be done entirely
through SunPass or through a
monthly toll-by-plate billing.
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vehicle will be sent a monthly
bill by mail. It will cost 25 cents
more for two-axle vehicles
compared to the SunPass rate,
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said the switch to automatic
tolling will make travel swifter
and easier and safer. Crashes at
four toll plazas were reduced by
about 60 percent when the elec-
tronic tolling was introduced,
she said.
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will take about 48 hours, mean-
ing there could be some traffic
delays over the President's Day


holiday weekend. The change is
part of a multiyear plan to get
rid of all toll booths on the turn-
pike. The next phase will be in
Fort Lauderdale in the next cou-
ple of years. Rodriguez-Miller
said.
About 270 toll positions at 37
plazas are being affected by
Saturday closings. Jobs have
been found for 60 of those
employees, and another 20 are
either retiring or going back to
school. The remaining 190 are
being laid-off.
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tance," Rodriguez-Miller said.
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comes as a surprise.
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two years that we were going to
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Special to the News-Sun
SEBRING Donna Steffens,
a real estate sales professional in
Hardee County, has joined the
Keller Williams Realty of
Highlands County Market
Center.
A lifelong Hardee County res-
ident, Steffens has an extensive


background in real estate and
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estate industry for six years. She
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with the company she was asso-
ciated with. She previously
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SEBRING The
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p.m. on Tuesday at the
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at 137 S. Commerce Ave).
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tion on merchant services
fraud pPrevention. In addi-
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new business incentive
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ect, Downtown Sebring
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initiatives.
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Downtown Sebring is
encouraged to attend these
informative meetings that
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cials, residents, potential
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News-Sun Sunday, February 20, 2011


Breakfasts and lunches
being served in the Highlands
County School District for the
upcoming week of Feb. 21-25
(no school on Monday)
include:

HIGH SCHOOLS
Tuesday
Breakfast Chicken bis-
cuit, Cheerios, Trix cereal,
Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon
Toast Crunch, cheese filled
breadstick, strawberry cup,
assorted fresh fruit, assorted
juice, chocolate milk, white
milk, strawberry milk.
Lunch Baked chicken,
dinner roll, burger, cheese-
burger, chicken patty on bun,
Mama Sofia's cheese pizza,
Mama Sofia's pepperoni
pizza, ham sub meal, turkey
sub meal, dill stack, Peanut
Butter and Jelly sandwich
meal, chef salad meal,
mashed potatoes, chicken
gravy, green beans, carrots
and dip, dried blueberries, cut
fresh fruit, assorted fresh
fruit, assorted juice, choco-
late milk, white milk, straw-
berry milk.
Wednesday
Breakfast Breakfast
pizza, hash brown patty,
Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted
Flakes, Cinnamon Toast
Crunch, cheese filled bread-
stick, apricot cup, assorted
fresh fruit, assorted juice,
chocolate milk, white milk,
strawberry milk.
Lunch Pressed Cuban
sandwich, burger, cheese-
burger, hot and spicy chicken
sandwich, grilled chicken
sandwich, Mama Sofia's
cheese pizza, Mama Sofia's
pepperoni pizza, ham sub
meal, turkey sub meal, dill
stack, PBJ sandwich meal,
chef salad meal, baked buffa-
lo chips, mixed vegetables,
carrots and dip, vanilla clod-
hoppers, diced pears, assort-
ed fresh fruit, assorted juice,
chocolate milk, white milk,
strawberry milk.
Thursday
Breakfast Breakfast frit-
tata, breakfast pizza, hash
brown patty, Cheerios, Trix
cereal, Frosted Flakes,
Cinnamon Toast Crunch,
cheese filled breadstick,
peach cup, assorted fresh
fruit, assorted juice, choco-
late milk, white milk, straw-
berry milk.
Lunch Tacos, taco top-
pers, salsa, yellow rice, burg-
er, cheeseburger, chicken
patty on bun, Mama Sofia's
cheese pizza, Mama Sofia's
pepperoni pizza, ham sub
meal, turkey sub meal, dill
stack, PBJ ,sandwich meal,
chef salad meal, great north-
ern beans, cheddar cheese
stick, rosy applesauce, cut
fresh fruit, assorted fresh
fruit, assorted juice, choco-
late milk, white milk, straw-
berry milk.
Friday
Breakfast Sausage bis-
cuit, Cheerios, Trix cereal,
Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon
Toast Crunch, string cheese,
strawberry cup, assorted
juice, assorted fresh fruit,
chocolate milk, white milk,
strawberry milk.
Lunch Asian chicken
nuggets, dinner roll, burger,
cheeseburger, chicken patty
on bun, Mama Sofia's cheese
pizza, Mama Sofia's pepper-
oni pizza, chicken patty on
bun, ham sub meal, turkey
sub meal, PBJ sandwich
meal, chef salad meal, baked
french fries, corn, carrots and
dip, tossed salad, chocolate
chip cookie, peach cup,
assorted fresh fruit, assorted
juice, chocolate milk, straw-
berry milk, and chocolate


milk.

ACADEMY SCHOOLS
Tuesday
Lunch Baked chicken,
dinner roll, mashed potatoes,
green beans, dried blueber-
ries, assorted juice, chocolate
milk, white milk, strawberry
milk.
Wednesday
Lunch Pressed Cuban
sandwich, baked buffalo
chips, carrots and dip, vanilla
clodhoppers, assorted juice,
chocolate milk, white milk,
strawberry milk.
Thursday
Lunch Tacos, salsa, taco
toppers, yellow rice, great
northern beans, rosy apple-
sauce, cut fresh fruit, assort-
ed juice, chocolate milk, white
milk, strawberry milk.
Friday
Lunch Chicken tenders,
dinner roll, Sun Chips, tossed
salad, peach cup, assorted
juice, chocolate milk, white
milk, strawberry milk.

MIDDLE SCHOOLS
Tuesday
Breakfast Chicken bis-
cuit, Cheerios, Trix cereal,
Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon
Toast Crunch, cheese filled
breadstick, strawberry cup,
assorted fresh fruit, assorted
juice, chocolate milk, white
milk, strawberry milk.
Breakfast on the Patio:
Chicken biscuit, assorted
juice, chocolate milk, white
milk, strawberry milk.
Lunch Baked chicken,
dinner roll, burger, cheese-
burger, chicken patty on bun,
ham sub meal, turkey sub
meal, dill stack, Peanut Butter
and Jelly sandwich meal, chef
salad meal, mashed potatoes,
chicken gravy, green beans,
carrots and dip, dried blue-
berries, cut fresh fruit, assort-
ed fresh fruit, assorted juice,
chocolate milk, white milk,
strawberry milk.
Wednesday
Breakfast Breakfast
pizza, Cheerios, Trix cereal,
Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon
Toast Crunch, cheese filled
breadstick, apricot cup,
assorted fresh fruit, assorted
juice, chocolate milk, white
milk, strawberry milk.
Breakfast on the Patio:
Breakfast pizza, assorted
juice, chocolate milk, white
milk, strawberry milk.
Lunch Pressed Cuban
sandwich, burger, cheese-
burger, hot and spicy chicken
sandwich, grilled chicken
sandwich, ham sub meal,
turkey sub meal, dill stack,
PBJ sandwich meal, chef
salad meal, baked buffalo
chips, mixed vegetables, car-
rots and dip, vanilla clodhop-
pers, diced pears, assorted
fresh fruit, assorted juice,
chocolate milk, white milk,
strawberry milk.
Thursday
Breakfast Breakfast frit-
tata, hash brown patty,
Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted
Flakes, Cinnamon Toast
Crunch, cheese filled bread-
stick, peach cup, assorted
fresh fruit, assorted juice,
chocolate milk, white milk,
strawberry milk. Breakfast on
the Patio: Chicken biscuit,
assorted juice, chocolate
milk, white milk, strawberry
milk.
Lunch Tacos, taco top-
pers, salsa, yellow rice, burg-
er, cheeseburger, chicken
patty on bun, ham sub meal,
turkey sub meal, dill stack,
PBJ sandwich meal, chef
salad meal, great northern
beans, cheddar cheese stick,
rosy applesauce, cut fresh
fruit, assorted fresh fruit,


assorted juice, chocolate
milk, white milk, strawberry
milk.
Friday
Breakfast Sausage bis-
cuit, Cheerios, Trix cereal,
Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon
Toast Crunch, string cheese,
strawberry cup, assorted
fresh fruit, assorted juice,
chocolate milk, white milk,
strawberry milk. Breakfast on
the Patio: Sausage biscuit,
assorted juice, chocolate
milk, white milk, strawberry
milk.
Lunch Mama Sofia's
pepperoni pizza, Mama
Sofia's cheese pizza, burger,
cheeseburger, chicken ten-
ders, salsa, dinner roll, ham
sub meal, turkey sub meal,
dill stack, PBJ sandwich meal,
chef salad meal, corn, carrots
and dip, tossed salad, choco-
late chip cookie, peach, cup,
assorted fresh fruit, assorted
juice, chocolate milk, white
milk, strawberry milk.


ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS
Tuesday
Breakfast Chicken bis-
cuit, Cheerios, Trix cereal,
Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon
Toast Crunch, cheese filled
breadstick, strawberry cup,
assorted fresh fruit, apple
juice, grape juice, orange
juice, fruit blend juice, choco-
late milk, white milk, straw-
berry milk. Breakfast in the
Classroom: Chicken biscuit,
grape juice, chocolate milk,
hard cooked egg, giant gra-
ham, apple juice.
Lunch Spaghetti, meat
sauce, garlic breadstick,
Uncrustable Peanut Butter
and Jelly sandwich, ham chef
salad, green beans, vanilla
clodhoppers, cut fresh fruit,
fresh apple slices, apple juice,
grape juice, orange juice, fruit
blend juice, chocolate milk,
white milk, strawberry milk.
Wednesday
Breakfast Breakfast


pizza, Cheerios, Trix cereal,
Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon
Toast Crunch, cheese filled
breadstick, apricot cup,
assorted fresh fruit, .apple
juice, grape juice, orange
juice, fruit blend juice, choco-
late milk, white milk, straw-
berry milk. Breakfast in the
Classroom: Hard cooked egg,
giant graham, apple juice,
chocolate milk, chicken bis-
cuit, grape juice.
Lunch Macaroni and
cheese, dinner roll,
Uncrustable PBJ sandwich,
turkey chef salad, broccoli,
diced pears, cherry berry fruit
bar, very berry juice bar, apple
juice, grape juice, orange
juice, fruit blend juice, choco-
late milk, white milk, straw-
berry milk.
Thursday
Breakfast Breakfast frit-
tata, hash brown patty,
Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted
Flakes, Cinnamon Toast
Crunch, cheese filled bread-
stick, peach cup, assorted
fresh fruit, apple juice, grape
juice, orange juice, fruit blend
juice, chocolate milk, white
milk, strawberry milk.
Breakfast in the Classroom:
Sausage biscuit, apricot cup,
chocolate milk, Ultimate
Breakfast Round, orange
juice.
Lunch Tacos, taco top-
pers, salsa, yellow rice,
Uncrustable PBJ sandwich,
ham chef salad, corn, great
northern beans, fruit cocktail
cup, very berry juice bar,
apple juice, grape juice,
orange juice, fruit blend juice,
chocolate milk, white milk,
strawberry milk.
Friday
Breakfast Sausage bis-
cuit, Cheerios, Trix cereal,
Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon


Toast Crunch, string cheese,
strawberry cup, assorted
fresh fruit, apple juice, grape
juice, orange juice, fruit blend
juice, chocolate milk, white
milk, strawberry milk.
Breakfast in the Classroom:
Ultimate Breakfast Round,
orange juice, chocolate milk,
sausage biscuit, apricot cup.
Lunch Mama Sofia's
pepperoni pizza, Mama
Sofia's cheese pizza,
Uncrustable PBJ sandwich,
turkey chef salad, salsa,
mixed vegetables, chocolate
chip cookie, peach cup, fresh
apple slices, apple juice,
grape juice, orange juice, fruit
blend juice, chocolate milk,
white milk, strawberry milk.

KINDERGARTEN LEARNING
CENTER
Tuesday
Lunch Spaghetti, meat
sauce, garlic breadstick,
Uncrustable Peanut Butter
and Jelly sandwich, green
beans, vanilla clodhoppers,
cut fresh fruit, chocolate milk,
white milk, strawberry milk.
Wednesday
Lunch Macaroni and
cheese, dinner roll,
Uncrustable PBJ sandwich,
broccoli, diced pears, cherry
berry fruit bar, chocolate milk,
white milk, strawberry milk.
Thursday
Lunch Tacos, taco top-
pers, salsa, yellow rice,
Uncrustable PBJ sandwich,
great northern beans, fruit
cocktail cup, chocolate milk,
white milk, strawberry milk.
Friday
Lunch Mama Sofia's
cheese pizza, Uncrustable
PBJ sandwich, mixed vegeta-
bles, chocolate chip cookie,
peach cup, chocolate milk,
white milk, strawberry milk.


SAMPLE BALLOT
OFFICIAL BALLOT CITY OF SEBRING ELECTION
HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA MARCH 8, 2011


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INSTRUCTIONS
1. TO VOTE, COMPLETELY FILL
IN THE OVAL L0 NEXT TO.
YOUR CHOICE.
2. Use only the marking device
provided or a black or blue
ballpoint pen.
3. If you make a mistake, don't
hesitate to ask for a new ballot
If you erase or make other
marks, your vote may not count


CITY OF SEBRING


<= John R. Clark
Oc> Andrew John Fells

<= Margie Rhoades

<0 Bud Whitlock

END OF BALLOT

Dear Registered Voter,
This is a sample of the Optical Scan Paper Ballot that
will be used for the March 8, 2011 City of Sebring
Election. When you vote an Optical Scan Paper
Ballot, you are actually filling in (darkening) an oval
on a paper ballot. The Golden Rule when voting an
Optical Scan Paper Ballot is:
"COMPLETELY FILL IN THE OVAL". o-
Please remember this Golden Rule and follow it
exactly. You will be furnished a marking device at the
voting location.
Mark this ballot and take it with you to use as a
guide when you go to vote.
We will also have a Touch Screen Voting System at
each precinct which will be used only for the disabled
voterss, and workers will be available to instruct you
on the use of either system.
Other points of interest that voters need to be aware
of:
EARLY VOTING: Early Voting will be conducted
between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. each
weekday, beginning on Monday, February 21st and
ending on Friday, March 4th, at the Supervisor of
Elections Office located at 580 South Commerce Ave.,
Room A201, Sebring.
VOTING ON ELECTION DAY: The following polling
places will be open on March 8, 2011 from 7:00 a.m.
to" 7:00 p.m.


Precinct(s) 7, 1 S Sebring Elks Lodge, 2618
Kenilworth Blvd., Sebring
Precinct(s) 8, 15S Sebring Recreation Club, 333
Pomegranate Ave., Sebring
Precinct 9 Boys and Girls Club, 111 Martin
Luther King Jr. Blvd., Sebring
Precinct 10 Sebring Masonic Lodge, 1809 Home
Ave., Sebring
SPECIAL NOTE: Voters registered in Precinct UIS
will go to the Sebring Elks Lodge (Precinct 7) to vote
and voters in Precinct 15S will report to the Sebring
Recreation Club (Precinct 8) (listed above) to vote
during this city election only. Be sure to check your
voter card to see which precinct you live in. If you
have a question about your polling location, please
call the Election Office at 863-402-6655.
VOTER REGISTRATION AND ADDRESS CHANGES:
To vote in this City of Sebring Election, you must
have been a qualified registered voter in Florida by
February 7, 2011 and you must be currently residing
inside the City Limits of Sebring. If you were already
registered in Florida prior to February 7, 2011 and you
moved into the City of Sebring from another Florida
County, or you moved within Highlands County from
one address to another address inside the City of
Sebring, you will be allowed to change your address
and vote. If you moved into the City of Sebring from
another State and did not register in the City of
Sebring by February 7, 2011, you will not be allowed
to vote in this election.
ID REQUIRED:
You must produce PICTURE AND SIGNATURE
IDENTIFICATION before you will be allowed to
vote. If you cannot produce picture and signature
identification, you will be required by law, to vote a
provisional ballot.
SIGNATURE UPDATES:
If your signature has changed since you registered
to vote, you may need to provide a signature update
to the Elections Office. Signatures on petitions and
absentee ballots are always checked against the
original voter registration signature, and it is the
responsibility of the voter to be sure the signature is
updated when it changes. If you need to update your
signature, please call the Election Office at 863-402-
6655 to have a form sent to you.
If you have any other questions or you need to order
an absentee ballot, please call the Supervisor of
Elections Office at (863) 402-6655.







Kathy Haley
City Clerk, City of Sebring


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February 2011


BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT


TAKING CARE OF PEOPLE

That's what Rick Miller and his staff do. In fact, dealing with the customers and satisfying their
needs is what Rick likes best about his business. Obviously, he's doing something right, because
Miller's Central Air is one of Lake Placid's great success stories.

Back in 1995, right before the air conditioning season really got started, Rick and his wife Jodi
started their business from their home. Rick did the installations and service calls; Jodi handled the
phones and, books. Things are a lot different now at least in terms of personnel. About 30 people
come to work each day at Miller's, including Chuck Miller, Rick's father, who has been with the
company since its inception.
But the philosophy remains the same. Take care of the customer. That philosophy has led from
installation and service of heating and air conditioning equipment to installing insulation and cleaning
ducts, two of the additional services Miller's provides. If it relates to keeping cool or healthy air,
Miller's will take care of your needs. That's important, not only for your health and comfort, but
having integrated systems working together can save you money, too.

Miller's is proud to be a certified Trane Comfort Specialist Dealer, so they install and repair equipment
from one of the most reputable HVAC companies. But the service staff are fully trained in all makes
and models for residential and commercial ~ir conditioning and refrigeration. They provide same day
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SUNDAY
* American Legion Post 25
Lake Placid has lounge hours
from 1-9 p.m. Live music is from
5-8 p.m. For details, call 465-
7940.
* American Legion Post 74
open 1-8 p.m. Happy Hour 4-6
p.m. Members and guests only.
Post is at 528 N. Pine St.,
Sebring. Call 471-1448.
* Heartland Interfaith Alliance
meets 1:30 p.m., first Friday, St.
Frances of Assisi Episcopal
Church, 43 Lake June Road,
Lake Placid. Call 465-0051.
* Highlands Shrine Club, 2604
State Road 17 South, at 2-4
p.m. has a new country music
group, the Twi-Lites, along with
Dianne Thompson who sings
music from the '40s and '50s.
Donation $3 for single, and $5
for couple. Refreshments avail-
able. Everyone welcome.
* Lake Placid Elks Lodge
2661 lounge is open from 1-7
p.m. Card games start at 1:30
p.m. The lodge is open to mem-
bers and their guests. Call 465-
2661.
* Lake Placid Moose has
karaoke in the pavilion.
Horseshoes played at 9:30 a.m.
Food available at 4 p.m. Open to
members and qualified guests
only.
* Loyal Order of Moose,
Highlands County Lodge No.
2494, 1318 W Bell St., Avon
Park. Cards start at 4 p.m. Music
outside Tiki Hut at 3 p.m. Lodge
phone number 452-0579.
* Overeaters Anonymous,
meets from 4-5 p.m. in second
floor conference room No. 3 at
Florida Hospital Heartland
Medical Center, 4200 Sun 'N
Lake Blvd., Sebring. Call 382-
7731. No dues, fees or weigh-
ins. For details on the organiza-
tion, go to www.oa.org.
* Ridge Area Missionary
Soldiers Avon Park Pathfinder
Club meets from 9 a.m. to noon
every first and third Sunday at
58 E. Sixth St., Avon Park. Call
471-2143.
* Sebring Eagles Club 4240
serves lunch at 2 p.m. at the
club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring.
Call 655-4007.
* Sebring Moose Lodge 2259
offers NASCAR racing in the
pavilion at 1:30 p.m. Bar open
and kitchen open from 2-5 p.m.
Lodge is at 11675 U.S. 98,
Sebring. Call 655-3920.
* Society for Creative
Anachronism (Local Chapter:
Shire of Stagridge) meets at 2
p.m. first and third Sunday at
Brewster's Coffee House on
U.S. 27 in Sebring. Call 214-
5522.
* Veterans of Foreign Wars
Post 3880 serves hamburgers
from 4-5:30 p.m. and plays
poker at 5:30 p.m. at the post,
1224 County Road 621 East,
Lake Placid. Call 699-5444.
* Veterans of Foreign Wars
Post 4300 plays euchre at 1:30
p.m. and E&J Karaoke is from
4:30-7:30 p.m. at the post, 2011
SE Lakeview Drive, Sebring.
Call 385-8902.

MONDAY
* Al-Anon LET IT BEGIN
WITH ME family group meets at
10:30 a.m. every Monday at the
Heartland Christian Church on
Alt. 27 in Sebring. fhe church is
behind Southgate Shopping
Center where Publix is.
Call 385-5714.
* Alcoholics Anonymous
meeting, 8-9 p.m. at Episcopal
Church, Lakeshore Drive,
Sebring. Call 385-8807.
* 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.
* Alcoholics Anonymous
meeting, 6:30 p.m. at Rosewood
Center, 517 U.S. 27 South, Lake
Placid.
* Alanon meets at 8 p.m. at St.
Agnes Episcopal Church, 3840
Lakeview Drive, Sebring. Call
202-0647.
WAmerican Legion Placid Post
25 Lake Placid has shuffleboard
at 1 p.m. Lounge hours are 12-9
p.m. Call 465-7940.
* American Legion Post 74
open noon to 8 p.m. Happy hour


from 4-6 p.m. Call 471-1448.
* AmVets Post 21 plays darts
at 7:30 p.m. for members and
guests. Call 385-0234.
* Avon Park Lakes
Association has shuffleboard at
1 p.m. and bingo at 7 p.m. The
clubhouse is at 2714 Nautilus
Drive in Avon Park.
* Bridge Club of Sebring
(American Contract Bridge Club)
plays duplicate games at 12:30
p.m. at 347 Fernleaf Ave.,
Sebring. Call 385-8118.


* Corvette Cruisers meets at
6:30 p.m. first and third Monday
at the Dairy Queen in front of
The Home Depot, Sebring. Call
Ed Robson at 655-2092.
* Florida Association Home
and Community Education
meets from 9-11 a.m. weekly on
Monday at The Agri-Center.
The group of sewers and
crafters make items for residents
of adult congregate living facili-
ties. Call Penny Bucher at 385-
0949.
* Garden Club of Sebring
meets noon, Sebring Civic
Center. Call 385-2044 or 382-
2063 for details.
* Grand Prix Cloggers EZ
Intermediate and Intermediate
Clogging class are held at 9 a.m.
every Monday at Reflections on
Silver Lake, Avon Park. Call
Julie at 386-0434.
* Harmony Hoedowners
Square Dance Club meets from
7:30-9:30 p.m. the first and third
Monday at Sebring Civic Center
from December through April.
There will be alternating main-
stream and plus dancing with
rounds. Casual dress or square
dance attire is acceptable. For
more information, call Sam Dunn
at 382-6792 or e-mail him at
samdunn @samdunn.net
* 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 Pops rehearses at
7 p.m. Monday at Avon Park
High School Band Room, 700 E.
Main St., under the direction of
Anthony Jones. Musicians of all
ages are welcome. For informa-
tion, call 314-8877.
* Highlands County Amateur
Radio Club meets at 7:30 p.m.
third Monday in conference
room 3 at the Highlands County
Agri-Civic Center, Sebring. Call
Don Roberts at 402-0554 or
Darrell Koranda at 471-0226.
* Highlands County Concert
Band rehearses 7-9 p.m. every
Monday at Sebring High School
band room. All musicians are
welcome. Vic Anderson, musical
director. Call Bill Varner at 386-
0855.
* Highlands County Sewing
Group meets from 1-3 p.m. at
the Highlands County Agri-Civic
Center in the 4-H laboratory,
Sebring. Call 402-6540.
* Highlands Delta Chorale
rehearses 7 p.m., Sebring
Church of the Brethren, 700 S.
Pine St., Sebring (September
through May). No auditions are
required to join and all ages are
welcome. For details or to book
a concert, call Cheryl Cometta at
699-2663.
* Highlands Sertoma Club
meets noon, Takis Family
Restaurant, Sebring.
* La Leche League, breast-
feeding support for Highlands
and southern Polk counties,
meets at 7 p.m. every third
Monday at the Florida Hospital
Heartland conference rooms.
Pregnant and nursing mothers
and their babies are welcome.
Call 655-6617 or 638-3954.
* Lake Placid American
Legion Post 25 meets 8 p.m.,
Legion Hall.
* Lake Placid Art League will
have classes in Drawing and
Painting, conducted by Anne
Watson, from from 9:30 a.m. to
12:30 p.m. at the Cultural
Center, 127 Dal Hall Blvd. From
1-4 p.m., Mary Gebhart will
teach Fabric Painting at the cen-
ter. Call Dan Daszek, 465-7730.
* Lake Placid Elks 2661 opens
its lounge at 1 p.m. at the lodge.
Ladies crafts at 2 p.m. Sign up


for darts is at 6:30 p.m.Music
from 5-8 p.m. It is open to mem-
bers and their guests. Call 465-
2661.
* Lake Placid Library has sto-
rytime at 10 a.m. for ages 3-5
except during holidays.
* Lake Placid Moose plays
cards at 2 p.m. Open to mem-
bers and qualified guests only.
Lodge closes at 6 p.m.
* Let It Begin With Me Alanon
Group meets from 10:30 a.m. to
noon every Monday at Heartland
Christian Church, 2705 Alt. 27
South, Sebring. Call 385-5714.
* Loyal Order of Moose,
Highlands County Lodge No.
2494, 1318 W Bell St., Avon
Park. Meetings held first and
third Mondays at 8 p.m. Lodge
phone number 452-0579.
* Narcotics Anonymous
Never Alone Candlelight meets
at 8 p.m. at 133 N. Butler Ave. in
Avon Park, near the First
Congregational Church. For
information call Heartland area
helpline (863) 683-0630.
www.naflheartland.org.
* National Association for the
Advancement of Colored
People, Highlands County
Branch meets 7 p.m., third
Monday, NAACP office, 1
Delaney Heights, Avon Park.
* National Association of
Retired Veteran Railway
Employees (NARVRE) meets
at 11:30 a.m. third Monday from
October through May at Homer's
Smorgasbord in Sebring. All cur-
rent and retired railroad employ-
ees and their spouses are invit-
ed. Call Jerry at 441-4418.
, Rotary Club of Highlands
County meets at 6:15 p.m. at
Beef '0 Brady's, Sebring.
* Sebring Bridge Club has
Bridge, ACBL Duplicate at the
clubhouse, 347 N. Femleaf,
Sebring at 12:30. Monday. For
details or info on lessons, call
385-8118.
* Sebring Eagles Club 4240
has pizza and darts at 7:30 p.m.
at the club, 12921 U.S. 98,
Sebring. Call 655-4007.
* Sebring Elks Lodge 1529
has the lounge open from 12-7
p.m. Smoke-free environment.
Call 471-3557.
* Sebring Historical Society
open 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday-Friday. Located in back'
side of Sebring Public Library
building on Lake Jackson. For
information, call 471-2522.
* Sebring Optimist Club
meets at 6:15 p.m. first and third
Monday at Jim's house. Call
Jim Harrison at 381-9767 or
Gabriel Read at 453-2859.
* Sebring Moose Club 2259
serves beef franks and Italian
sausages from 1 p.m. to closing
at 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring.
Women of the Moose meets at 7
p.m. third Monday for a business
meeting, snacks and trivia pur-
suit. Call 655-3920.
* Sebring Women of the
Moose has a business meeting
at 7 p.m. at the lodge, 11675
U.S. 98, Sebring. Call 382-8782.
* Take Off Pounds Sensibly
FL 632, Sebring meets at 3:30
p.m. at the fellowship hall at the
First Baptist Church of Lake
Josephine, Sebring. Call Judy
O'Boyle at 260-0831.
* Veterans of Foreign Wars
Post 3880 euchre, 6:30 p.m.,
1224 County Road 621 East,
Lake Placid. Call 699-5444.
* Veterans of Foreign Wars
Post 4300 meets 7:30 p.m. third
Monday, 2011 SE Lakeview
Drive, Sebring.

TUESDAY
* AI-Anon Family Groups
meet for discussion and Twelve
Step study at noon, Union
Congregational Church, 105 N.
Forest Ave., Avon Park. Parking
available south of old church.
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* Alzheimer's/Dementia
Seminar held at 11 a.m. every
fourth Tuesday at Southern
Lifestyle, 1297 U.S. 27 North,
Lake Placid. Also sponsored by
Nurse on Call. Covers common
signs of dementia, coping and
care giving tips, disease man-
agement, organizations, etc. Call
465-0568.
* American Legion Placid
Post 25 Lake Placid has shuf-
fleboard and euchre, both at 1
p.m. Lounge hours are 11 a.m.
to 9 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.
* Audubon Chapter meets the
fourth Tuesday of each month at
the Masonic Lodge, downtown
Lake Placid on the comer of
Main and Park. Bring a covered
dish to share, utensils and
plates, at 6:30 p.m. or come at
7:30 p.m. for presentations by
guest speaker. The public is
invited.
* Avon Park Boy Scout Troop
156 meets from 7-8:30 p.m. in
the Scout Lodge, 202 Robert
Britt St., Avon Park. Boys ages
11-17 are eligible to join. Call
452-2385.
* Avon Park Library has story-
time at 10 a.m. for ages 3-5
except during holidays.
* Beta Sigma Phi, Xi Nu
Sigma Chapter of Avon Park,
meets the second and fourth
Tuesday each month in the
members home. Call president
Mary Joinerr at 382-4488 or vice
president Linda Webster at 385-
1124.
* Busy Bee Craft Club meets
9-11 a.m., Fairway Pines, Sun 'N
Lakes Boulevard, Sebring.
Everyone is welcome. Call 382-
8431.
* Celebrate Recovery meets
every Tuesday night at '"The
Rock," Union Congregational
Church, 28 N. Butler Ave., Avon
Park. A barbecue meal is served
at 6 p.m. for a donation. At 6:45
p.m., members meet. At 7:30
p.m., the group breaks up into
small groups for men and
women. The program is
designed for drug and alcohol
addiction, divorce, death or ill-
ness grief, low or lost self-
esteem or identity due to dys-
functional relationships, depres-
sion/anxiety, or any other need
for healing. For details, contact
Celebrate Recovery coordinator
Pam Sim by calling 453-3345,
ext. 106.
* The Computer Club at
Buttonwood Bay meets the
second and fourth Tuesday of
each month November through
March. We invite anyone inter-
ested in expanding their comput-
er knowledge to attend the
Buttonwood Bay Bytes
Computer Club meeting.
* Fletcher Music Club meets
every Thursday and Tuesday at
Fletcher Music Center in
Lakeshore Mall, Sebring. Call
385-3288.
* Heartland Harmonizers
Barbershop Chorus meets
from 7-9:30 p.m. in the Sebring
High School Music Room,
Sebring. All men who enjoy
singing are invited. Reading
music is not required. Call 471-
2294 or 386-5098.
* Heartland Symphony
Orchestra rehearsals from
5:30-7 p.m. Tuesday in the
Green Room in the South
Florida Community College audi-
torium building. Bring music and
instruments. New members wel-
come. Call conductor Bryan
Johnson at 800-949-7248, ext.
7231.
* Highlands County
Community Orchestra rehears-
es each Tuesday in the Green
Room of the South Florida
Community College Performing
Arts Theater, 5:30-7:30 p.m.


Entrance is at the rear of the
building. String players especial-
ly needed. Strings call Eugene
Longo at 699-1975; winds call
Kim Houser at 453-6049.
* Highlands County Quilt
Guild meets first and third
Tuesday, St. Agnes Episcopal
Church, Sebring. Call Lynn
Ullinn for meeting times at 314-
0557 or e-mail
luckyduck@ mymailstation. com.
* Highlands Tea Party has an
educational and informational
meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at
the Quality Inn, 6525 U.S. 27 in
Sebring. Call 699-0743.
* Hope Hospice grief support
group meets at 11 a.m. at 319
W. Center Ave., Sebring; and
4:30 p.m. at Southern Lifestyle
ALF, across U.S. 27 from Florida
Hospital Lake Placid. Call 382-
0312.
* Knights of Columbus
Council 5441 rneets 8 p.m.
every second and fourth
Tuesday at Knights of Columbus
Hall, 900 U.S. 27 N., Sebring.
Call 385-0987.
* Lake Placid Art League has
classes in Parchment
Embossing from 8 a.m. to noon
and 1-4 p.m. at the Cultural
Center, 127 Dal Hall Blvd.,
taught by Maria Lorant. For
information, call Dan Daszek at
465-7730.
* Lake Placid Elks 2661 opens
its lounge at 1 p.m. at the lodge.
Happy hour is from 2-5 p.m.
Card games at 1:30 p.m. The
lodge is open to members and
their guests. Call 465-2661.
* Lake Placid Grief Support
(Hope Hospice) meets at 4:30
p.m. every Tuesday at Southern
Lifestyle, 1297 U.S. 27 North,
Lake Placid, with Charlie Stroup.
Refreshments served. Door
prize given. Call 465-0568.
* Lake Placid Jaycees meets
7:30 p.m., Jaxson's. Board
meeting, 6:30 p.m. Call Joe
Collins, 655-5545, for details.
* LAKE PLACID LIONS Club
meets at 7 p.m. (6 p.m. for din-
ner) the second Tuesday each
month at Herons Garden, 501
US 27 North, Lake Placid. Call
Jeanne at 699-0743.
* Lake Placid Women of the
Moose has a business meeting
at 7:30 p.m. the fourth Tuesday
at the lodge.
* Lorida Community Club
meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the
Lorida Community Center to
plan events.
* Masonic Lodge meets 8
p.m., 106 N. Main St., Lake
Placid.
* Nar-Anon Support Group for
family members or friends of
someone with a drug problem or
addiction. Nar-Anon helps attain
serenity and a more normal life
for those affected by the addic-
tions of loved ones, regardless
of whether or not he/she has
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* Overeaters Anonymous
meets from 9-10 a.m. every
Tuesday at Avon Park Seventh-
day Adventist Church, 1410 W.
Avon Blvd. No dues, fees or
weigh-ins. Visit
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www.oa.org.
* Placid Lakes Bridge Club
meets 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. every
Tuesday at Placid Lakes Town
Hall, 2010 Placid Lakes Blvd.
Call 465-4888.
* Retired and Senior
Volunteer Program (RSVP)
offers a full range of volunteer
opportunities for people age 55
and over. RSVP meets on the
fourth Tuesday each month, 10
a.m., at the Highlands Little
Theatre. Please join us for coffee
and to learn more about current
volunteer opportunities in
Highlands County. Any interest-
ed and enrolled volunteers are
invited to attend. For more infor-
mation call Kris Schmidt, coordi-
nator, RSVP, at 784-7189.
* Rotary Club of Sebring
(Noon) meets at noon at the
Sebring Civic Center, near the
library in dowritown Sebring.. Call
385-3829 or 471-9900. "
* Sebring Bridge Club will
have Duplicate Bridge games
every Tuesday evening. If inter-
ested in playing Duplicate
Bridge, call 385-8118.
* Sebring Elks Lodge 1529
plays darts, beginning with sign
in at 6 p.m. Games start at 6:30
p.m. No experience necessary.
Cost is $2. Call 471-3557.
* Sebring Moose Lodge 2259
serves soft shell tacos 5-7 p.m.
at 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. Beef
franks and Italian sausages from
1 p.m. to closing. Euchre is
played at 6:30 p.m. Call 655-
3920.
* Sebring Recreation Club
plays bridge at 12:30 p.m. and
table tennis at 4 p.m. at 333
Pomegranate Ave., Sebring. Call
385-2966.
* Sertoma Club meets at 7
a.m. at Dee's Restaurant,
Sebring. Call Scott Albritton at
402-1819.
* Take Off Pounds Sensibly
Chapter FL 99 meets from 6-7
p.m. at the Atonement Lutheran
Church, 1744 Lakeview Drive,
Sebring.
* Take Off Pounds Sensibly
Chapter FL 618 has weigh in
from 4-430 p.m. at Community
Bible Church, 1400 CR-17A N.,
Avon Park. Meeting is at 4:45
p.m. Call 452-1093.
* Veterans of Foreign Wars
Post 3880, plays darts 6:30
p.m., 1224 County Road 621 E.,
Lake Placid. Call 699-5444.
* Veterans of Foreign Wars
Post 4300 has a card tourna-
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BUSINESS

Leaving military requires planning


Continued from page 1B
Veterans Affairs' VetSuccess
Program (vetsuccess.gov)
provides additional assistance
to military personnel released
because of service-connected
disabilities.

Finding a job
Although expertise
acquired during military serv-
ice often translates readily
into marketable civilian job
skills, it sometimes takes
extra effort to make those
links more apparent.
Consider these tactics:
Begin your research well
before you leave the military
- a year or more, ideally.
Contact organizations that
link job seekers with mili-
tary-friendly employers such
as Hire a Hero (www.hirea-
hero.org), Military Exits
(www.militaryexits.com),
Helmets to Hardhats
(www.helmetstohardhats.com
) and Vetjobs.com
(www.vetjobs.com).
Make your resume civil-
ian-friendly watch out for
military jargon that might be
hard to understand.
Become acquainted with
and post your resume on pop-
ular online job sites such as


Monster.com, Careerbuilder.
com and USAJOBS.com.
Many service members
have one government-provid-
ed relocation left when they
leave the service; so if a
potential job entails a move
and you're flexible about
where to live, use that free
relocation to your competi-
tive advantage.

Continuing
education
While investigating career
options, learn what additional
required education or certifi-
cations you lack so you can
begin acquiring those skills
now -" or at least map out a
game plan for how to proceed
after you leave the military.
The Post 9/11 GI Bill
(www.gibill.va.gov) provides
financial support for educa-
tion and housing to military
veterans, including under-
graduate and graduate
degrees and vocational/tech-
nical training. Other VA-
sponsored education assis-
tance programs include:
Reserve Educational
Assistance Program for
reservists called up to active
duty.
Survivors and


Dependents Assistance for
eligible dependents of certain
veterans.
VA Work-Study
Allowance Program for fAll-
or three-quarter-time students
in college degree, vocational
or professional programs.

One last tip
Money could be tight dur-
ing.your transition, so it's
vital to develop a budget you
can live with. Numerous free
budgeting tools, including
interactive budget calcula-
tors, are available online at
sites such as the U.S.
Financial Literacy and
Education Commission's
www.mymoney.gov, the
National Foundation for .
Credit Counseling
(www.nfcc.org),
www.mint.com, and Practical
Money Skills for Life
(www.practicalmoneyskills.c
om), a free personal financial
management site run by Visa
Inc.

Jason Alderman directs Visa's
financial education programs.
To participate in a free, online
Financial Literacy and
Education Summit on April 4,
2011, go to www.practical-
moneyskills.com/summit2011


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ning are among the items
discussed.
The seminar will be pre-
sented by David Noel, certi-
fied business analyst with
the SBDC. Seating is limit-
ed, so please call Noel at
784-7378 to reserve a seat in
the seminar.

SFCC Career Center
creates online job
listing
AVON PARK South
Florida Community College
students, employees, and the
public can now find weekly
updated job listings on the
SFCC Career Planning, Job
Placement, and Cooperative
Education Center Web page.
The listing contains a variety
of local job openings as well
as cooperative education and
internship possibilities for


Continued from page 1B'
Pollard, CRA executive
director.

'Starting Your
Business' seminar
set
AVON PARK "Starting
Your Business." free semi-
nar presented by-the Small
Business Development
Center at USF, will be held
on Wednesday at South
Florida Community College
Corporate and Continuing
Education Room T05 from
2-4:30 p.m. 0
It is designed for persons
thinking of starting a small
business or who have started
a business and want to make
sure they did it correctly.
Licenses, marketing, entity
selection, and business plan-


Continued from page 1B
Member and attends New Life Church.
"I joined Keller Williams Realty because of
its reputation for integrity and its agent-cen-
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to continue to grow my real estate business,
and Keller Williams Realty provides the
training and technology that will help me
reach my goals."


students.
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is open to students and the
public and offers a variety of
services to those who wish
to improve their resumes and
cover letters, interview skills
or job search strategies, or
need assistance filling out
job applications. Computers
are also available to use for
any of these employment-
related needs.
Employers who would like
to add their job or co-
op/internship openings to the
job board should contact
Rafatti at 863-784-7410.
The job board can be
found at http://www.south-
florida.edu/student/resources
/career/ by clicking the Job
Postings link on the left side
of the Web page. Call the
Career Center at 784-7410.


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A STAB AT THE WINNERS (AND SHOULD-BE-WINNERS)


FOR THE 2011 ACADEMY AWARDS


PARAMOUNT
Hailee
Steinfeld,
Jeff Bridges,
Matt Damon
and Josh
Brolin in The
Coen
Brothers'
version of
"True Grit."


THE WEINSTEIN
COMPANY
Colin Firth
as King
George VI
in Tom
Hooper's
"The
King's
Speech."


FOX
SEARCHLIGHT
PICTURES
Natalie
Portman
stars in
Darren
Aronofsky's
"Black
Swan."


PARAMOUNT
Christian Bale
and Mark
, Wahlberg in
* "The Fighter."


Andrew Garfield, Joseph Mazzello,
Jesse Eisenberg and Patrick Maple
in "The Social Network."


FOX SEARCHLIGHT
PICTURES
James
Franco in
Danny
Boyle's "127
Hours."


To quote Joan Rivers: "It's a nice, boring
show, but who cares? It's all about the dresses
anyhow." So let's get on with it and present our
Fashion Oscars in advance of the season's
biggest red carpet.
d Best Dressed Baby Bump Natalie
Portman: This glowing mama-to-be is just preg-
nant enough to be cute as a button in whatever she
wears, but we're hoping to see her in something fit-
ted to accentuate her growing baby bump. Of
course, the best accessory for baby? Oscar. Maybe
she should add that to the list of possible baby
names.
M Best Comeback Michelle Williams:
We're hoping this Best Actress nominee can
redeem herself from the Golden Globes, where
she chose a daisy-covered Valentino frock that
would've worked at a garden party in the
Hamptons. On the red carpet? Not so much. For
inspiration, Michelle, please Google pictures of
yourself in that stunning saffron Vera Wang
gown from the 2006 Oscars. The fashion world
thanks you.
N Best Ingenue Hailee Steinfeld: The
youngest of the acting nominees, Hailee has
nonetheless worked the red carpet like a pro this


[B Lo\I ua\ LcEir
/ :,..
Only two of the six major categories. Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor, are
considered "settled" as we head into the 83rd Annual Academy Awards. The other
selections? There's a solid chance they will invite at least minor controversy. We're
fortunate in that the volatile turf includes the granddaddy of them all. Best Picture.
with the Best Director race also tilting unpredictable due to the instability at the top.
"The Social Network" and "The King's Speech" are the co-frontrunners for Best
Picture, though the preferential ballot does leave some room for intrigue when the
awards are announced Feb. 27 (8 p.m. ET. ABC). Other legitimate horse races
include Annette Bening versus Natalie Portman and Melissa Leo versus herself.
Intrigue abounds, and it all adds up to what should be the most captivating Oscar


telecast in years.

PICTURE
"The Social Netwo'L earned hugeL
praise from critics, but it di-.en'" look t''
have enough to hold ot J fiuriiiu. l''i"'l ,r,
campaign for "The King'" Speech" b', tie
Weinstein Company. T..' nmaiii matter. m,-re
confusing, voters could seek reftLae in 'True
Grit," a film that has mana.ir'd t' lta,. abo-,e
the fray as the least polarizing fr.'inirinner
From The Academ)" ',si.ndp. rii,I. ihe
Best Picture race this )ear i' larel',, ilrar'-
spective. Will Oscar chi.o,-e J tilmni .Jb'i,
couple of Harvard stucenti creatinn
Facebook? Or does the in-piraiiiinal .1ll it
throwback) British periId piece .A' n o' e'
the older Academy den ,_.graphic The
Academy is positioned t,, make a big call.
just as they did last year ,,' heI.n thic\ g.i\e their
nod to smaller, less effcL-ci' di-i en iiemai. ii
the form of "The Hurt L, 'ckcir" "-,\ ei
"Avatar."
A Best Picture win t-i "-Ti ue Grit"
would simply be The Ac.adem thiro.' im
up their hands in frustration. iclutini'; thli
influence of both guild, a nd .ti s a.lik
Still, predicting against ihe gentlemicen
(Harvey and Bob Weintcinr, i Ih rode
"Shakespeare in Love" and "Tlih E nElili
Patient" to Best Picture '., iii Iel, t.-ii1-
hardy.
SHOULD WIN: "True (Jrit"
WILL WIN: "The Kin, ', Spcec~l"

DIRECTOR
Recent Oscar histo i remind. u' til'it
Ang Lee was given at .,iil,'riiHiii bet
Director Oscar for "Brii.Iebat k M.rlouiii.ii '
even though "Crash" '.., headed t'r jan
eventual Best Picture 'tI IrI CIiuld tIhc
same fate await David Fincheir and The
Social Network"? The maloir diliLcince i,
Tom Hooper's recent Be ti Diectori '. ,c'iN
from the Director's Guild mit Americj f, ir
"The King's Speech." The Di)iecit-.r', Guild
is heavily predictive ot their c\ enltul lSet
Director winner, with oil'., *i. e,.teptio- i
occurring in more than 61.1i \ir O(nbe
Christopher Nolan ("Inceptinii" \. a% bhii-
tally snubbed from thi. caite,_'r. n became
Tom Hooper's'little golden min toI' lIe
SHOULD WIN: David Finrcher. "The
Social Network"
WILL WIN: Tom Hoopci. "The Kin.i',
Speech"

ACTOR
Colin Firth has had Itli c,iilc'''\ licked
up for the past four month,,. hi' Goilden
Globe and Screen Actois GuIild J'..rJid
only cementing his po iion J der i man to
beat. In true Academy l.iliion tini .' in .i
will be recognition of i-s i' il. in l.i'.t
year's "A Single Man," ain OiHca ilht "a. cn
to Jeff Bridges under the lnh, 'riil \\e
owe you" rule. Here's hoping Fiiith .,, .ni
inspirational speech at the rieadi. ,.iLu ,,nl
get one chance to win ,our IIi I \ca.dem\
Award.
SHOULD WIN: James F raiinc. "'1- -loiit,.
WILL WIN: Coliri Firth The Kii,' '


Speech-

ACTRESS
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to Lall heic.a se til'e mnellrint lLum suL'eiC I'
N.a.-i P-,itmini on ct,. i h l tl e h,.tor,
ot The A udenri s Iu.e' Anilletie Benin%,
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SUPPORTING ACTRESS
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Let-,", Aciderm. a ..,rd ..n ir ,lle pI P.,de
camni u 'she'" .ag2nl
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BEST PICTURE
-; 127 Hours 'The Kings Speech'
-I Black Swan Trhe Social
I 'The Fighrer" Nel'.ork'
I iri-cepton" i 'T..,' Story 3"
iJ 'The Kids Are All 'True Gril'
Rhlil I 'hirier.'s Bone"
BEST ACTOR
I_ Javier Bardem "Butiful"
I Jell Bries 'Tue Grit'
fi Jesse Eisenherg. "The Social Network'
I1 Colin Frth 'The Kinm's Speech
, James Franco 127 Hours'
BEST ACTRESS
I _1Arnete Bernin, 'The K-ds Are -%ll Right"
I I llicole Kridman R.rb't Hole'
0I Jenniler La'rerce Winter E Bone
i i Nalaie Periman. "Black Swan'
1I Michelle Wllinams 'Blue Valenlirie'
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
IJ Chri-iiar. Bale 'The Fignier'
I John Ha,.ke- 'Winier s- Bone'
Ui Jmermy Renner. 'The Town'
nJ Mark. Ruffalo. The Kids Are All Right"
1.1 GeotTrey Rush The King'a Speech"
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
I.i pmy Adams. The Fihier
I-I Helena Bonham Carler. 'The King's Speech'
i k Melissa Leo. "The Fighler"
FI Hallee _tejnielj 'True Gnrit'
L! Jac.ie Wea, er. "Animal King.jom
BEST DIRECTOR
LI Darren Aronof.sK'. "Black Swan'
I_ Da,.id Fincher "The Social Netovnrk
. Tomn Hooper, 'The King'- Speech
i David 0 Russell "The Fighter'
I-1 Joel arid Ethari Coen "True Grit
BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
i 'Hr.w .to, Train Your I-1 'The illusis nislt'
Oragonr' II T.ov SIor.' 3"
BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
I Blulilul' 1Mexicl i DenmarK.)
I '"Doglooth' L "Incerdies'
iGreece) (Canada)
I1 In a Botter World' uI 'Outside Ihe Law"
BEST SCREENPLAY (ORIGINAL)
I 'Anoiher Year" MiKe Leigh
F1 'The Fighler" Scott Sil'.er. Paul T.,niasy
Enric Jnrs'?n Keilh Dc'rringlon
S'Inception" Christopher Nolan
L-1 The Kids 1 re All Right' Lisa Cnolodenko,
Stuart Blumberg
LI 'The King's Speech' David Seidler
BEST SCREENPLAY (ADAPTED)
C-i 127 Houis' Danny Boyle. Simon Beauloy
-I' The Social Net'r:,rk" Aaron Sorkin
i! 'Tr.r Slory 2", Michael Arndi John
Lasseier Andrew Sianton, Lee Unkrich
Ci True Gri' Joel and Ethan Coen
;I Winlei's B,:ne Debra Grai. Anne Rosellini

BEST MUSIC (ORIGINAL SCORE)
I-1 'How to Tr! in rour Dragon John Powell
I Incepion' Han., Zimmer
- 'The King's. Speech" Alexandre Desplal
-1 '127 Hours A R Rahman
F- 'The Social NBvo,,rk" Treni Reznor
Ahticus Ross
BEST MUSIC (ORIGINAL SONG)
II 'Coming Horne" rrom "Country Sirong' -
Tom Douglas Troy Verges Hillary Lindsey
r- "I See the Lirht" from "Tangled Alan
MenKen. Glenn Seater
I_1 'If I Rise from t27 Hours' A R Rahrndn
Dido. Rollo Armstrong
Iu "We Belong Together' from -Try Story ') -
Randy Newrnan
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
.I 'Blac< Swan' C "The Social
I--I Inceplorio Network'
.I The Kings Spee..r." -I 'True Grit
BEST ART DIRECTION
i.i Alice n Wnriderland' I "inception"
-- "Harry Potier and the C: "The King's Speech'
Deathiv Hallows I' iI True Grit
BEST COSTUME DESIGN
. -i' Alice n Li The Kings Speech"
Wonderland' I The Tempest'
'1 Am Love" iI 'True Gnt
BEST DOCUMENTARY (FEATURE)
E il hrouqh ithe Ii 'Inside Job'
Gilt Shop" I.I Resirepo'
.. "Gasland" I_1 "Wase Land"
BEST DOCUMENTARY (SHORT SUBJECT)
._. 'Killing the Ilarne I-I Suri Come Up'
Poster Gil r. I 'The Warnrior- of
: Sirangers t4o More OQiugang'


BEST FILM EDITING
i.1 '12' Hours
iE B13,:f Swv.3n'
I Thre Fignrir'
BEST MAKEUP
Barney 5 Version
"The Wa. Back'


awards season. The 14-year-old has won i.aI.
for her appearances in fresh, youthful de-igir.
by Chloe, Marchesa and Marc Jacobs. V e'ie
just happy she's not taking fashion cues Ir-itm
Miley Cyrus.
Best Wildcard Helena Bonham
Carter: Three cheers for this Best Suppoi in-,'
Actress nominee, who keeps everyone g -- .'
on the red carpet. Will she brush her hail ill
she wear matching shoes? Will she even
wear a dress at all? There are no guaran-
tees, people.
l Best Veteran Nicole Kidman: -
Once a perpetual Best Dressed nominee,
this veteran actress has failed to wow us .
on a red carpet lately. But she's still got
that tall, slim figure and porcelain skin,
so let's hope Kidman brings back a lit-
tle glamour to this year's awards.
At Best Newcomer Jennifer
Lawrence: Far from the gritty character sh i .
played in "Winter's Bone," this fashion ne -
bie has been making bold choices offscree-i (.in
she top the daring Louis Vuitton flamenco- I, Ie
gown she wore to the Golden Globes? We ..in i
wait to find out. Pamela Sitt, Filn.com


-'The Knrl s Speech'
__ 'The Social
NeTwork

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BEST SHORT FILM (ANIMATED)
:. 'D;iy & nht _i. 'The L.s).I Thing
IJi 'The Grurtial' i-: M- 1 'jagascar
I 'Let' Pollute carnAel es '.ovage'
. BEST SHORT FILM (LIVE ACTION)
I I 'The C nfession" I- I11a Wewe'
I The Cruh I Won li143
L I God of Lose


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I 1 TIhe ,line i 'l'pec:h'
I- I Salt"
EST VISUAL EFFECTS
_1 Al: in W'rc.nrairiandJ
. Har, PPorter and ihe
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DIVERSIONS


By PETER WENTZ


FIND OUT


ACROSS
1 Come again?
8 Sampled, with "of"
15 Bright bunch
20 Anthem with the line
"The True North strong
and free!"
21 Muscle ache cause
22 Prestigious octet
23 Flight attendant's
reminder when serving
alcohol?
25 Mideast peninsula
26 Fixed, as a pump
27 Org. with a Double
Down sandwich
28 Hip-hopper's adjec-
tive
29 Crashed, so to speak
30 Up to, in invites
32 Equine exhibition
with poor visibility?
37 "Conan" airer
40 Equis: Mexican
beer
42 Dice, e.g.
43 Prefix with natal
44 Be beholden
45 Stick around for
saut6ing?
48 Well-mannered
manor man
50 Fridge problem
51 It probably won't
keep you up
52 Collectible frame
55 "All yours!"
56 Sobriety checkpoint
target, for short
57 "Tasty!"
58 '70s-'80s NHLer
known as "Lucky Pierre"
62 Didn't deviate from
64 Energizing bluegrass
instruments?
69 U.K. medal
70 Conservatory subj.
72 Decrease
73 Subj. for refugees
74 "Annabel Lee" mono-
gram
75 Craze for some
moms?
78 Fig. in many church-
es
80 Bronchitis sufferers'
aids
81 Spinning toy


83 Orthogonal joint
84 Spill preceder
87 Conclusion letters
88 "Yippee!"
90 Heads of England?
92 Baseball's Matsui
95 Pixie dust?
98 Dutch city
99 Iowa hrs.
101 Gathers opinions
from
102 BART stop
103 Chicken Little's con-
cern
104 Written warning
about gangster Gotti?
108 Auburn's conf.
110 Many a 19th-cen.
map
111 Fair-hiring abbr.
112 TV's "Science Guy"
114 Shot with extreme
spin
118 Negative particle
119 Imposing monetary
penalties with a nice
Chianti?
124 Old tablet material
125 "No surprise"
126 Holiday burner
127 Makes better
128 Mocha residents
129 Tiptoe past

DOWN
1 Spoils
2 Comeback
3 Resort WSW of
Boulder
4 Blown-up detail
5 Took the plunge
6 Makes, as a perp
7 Word with car or top
8 Ski lodge drink
9 Charlton's
"Earthquake" co-star
10 Excellent, in slang
11 SFO posting
12 Physiques
13 Long Island town
14 Rat out
15 Love letter sentiment
16 Pandora's boxful
17 Like a quick links
round
18 16th-century Spain,
for one
19 So to speak


24 Wrong
31 Indiscreet type
33 Nonsense
34 Like some bks. for
kids
35 Napoleon cohort
36 Big 12 rival of Kan.
37 E'en if
38 Creditor's loss
39 Chinese food veggie
41 Flower feature
46 Sandpaper coarse-
ness measure
47 Airer of many old
MGM films
49 After that
52 Shouted
53 Years and years
54 Winter Olympics
event
58 Thumbs (through)
59 Mont. neighbor
60 Masters TV venue
since 1956
61 Word before "Who


Solution on page 6B


goes there?"
62 Fighter's stat
63 Fed after Capone
64 Well-known
65 Slangy prefix mean-
ing "super"
66 Green-eyed
67 Rowboat device
68 Mole, perhaps
71 Oldest active NBAer
76 "Goodness me!"
77 Bulls' fans' chant?
79 Pinochle declaration,
81 Quaker possessive
82 "Clumsy me!"
84 Speedy superhero
85 Arrive at, cowboy-
style
86 Thought process
88 Sag
89 Clip joints?
91 Messy room, to mom
93 Former Celtics guard
and coach
94 Metric lead-in


95 Hatfield, to a McCoy
96 PC space bar neigh-
bor
97 Four laps, often
100 Tao, literally
101 Full legislative
assembly
105 Lake Geneva feeder
106 White _
107 Rembrandt van _
109 Former capital of
Crete
113 "Grand" brand of ice
cream
115 Epitome of smooth-
ness
116 Stuffed shirt
117 Like challah bread
120 Sussex verb suffix
121 Sister
122 Moo goo pan
123 Good times


Taurus should take

mind off trouble


Special io the ANe'i,-Sun
Aries (March 21-April
20) Aries, better wait until
a sticky situation calms down
before you get involved.
Otherwise you could get
pulled into the turmoil and
that's not what you need right
now.
Taurus (April 21-May 21)
- Taurus, get involved in a
project to take your mind off
of something that is trouble-
some. Fixating on it will only
make things worse. A hobby
will be recreational, too.
Gemini (May 22-June 21)
- Gemini, it's not very.easy
for someone to fall out of
your good graces but that's
just what will happen this
week. Don't fret over what
cannot be change.
Cancer (June 22-July 22)
- Cancer, dinner out with
friends should prove a fitting
end for a pleasant week.
Things will be easy at work
and at home, and you can
enjoy yourself for a few days.
Leo (July 23-Aug. 23) -
Leo, tough times are ahead
this week if you are not pre-
pared for the situation. Do
your homework and that will
be your best advantage over
other people.
Virgo (Aug. 24-Sept. 22)
- It's funny how stress can
turn a relatively easy-going
individual into someone he or
she doesn't recognize any-
more. Take a break, Virgo.
That's an order!
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23)
- Libra, don't count your
chickens before they hatch.
Just when you think you
know what someone has in
store, the entire plan can be
changed on a dime. Isn't it
exciting?
Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22)


The Bible is more than mere words on a page


About 25 years ago, the deep
yearning within to express myself
through words kept washing over me
like waves on the shore. My heart
longed to share stories that would
uplift and inspire by connecting peo-
ple to God's Word.
And, by God's grace and numerous
writing courses, that happened with
"Pause and Consider." Words inspire
me. So, when I read the Bible and
come across truths expressed that
speak of God as the Word, I feel
especially tuned in.
For example, the first book in the
Bible, Genesis, tells us that "In the
beginning God..." by the word of'his
mouth spoke the world into
existence. But before Genesis, "The


Word" had been there for all
eternity.
In John 1:1, 3, 4 & 14,
NKJV, those same words are
spoken, "In the begin-
ning..." and then continue
"was the Word, and the *
Word was with God, and the
Word was God...'All things Paus
were made through Him, Con
and without Him nothing
was made that was made. In
Him was life... And the Word became
flesh and dwelt among us."
He dwelt on earth among men
when he came to us as a baby and
grew into manhood. He dwells within
the hearts of those who have received
his free gift of salvation offered by


his grace through faith.
When reading the Bible,
the words expressed there
are more than mere words
on a page. They are
true. They are living. They
are spiritually discerned and
they give life, hope and
se And peace to the reader because
sider they come from the One who
embodies the Word.
Mer'op So as I read Psalm 29
recently I was drawn in by the use of
the word, "voice." His voice utters
words over the waters. It thunders in
the heavens. It is powerful and full of
majesty.
And I sit in awe of The Word.
Then again in Psalm 33: 4, 6 and 9


I read, "For the word of the Lord is
right, and all His work is done in
truth." Again... "By the word of the
Lord the heavens were made, and all
the host of them by the breath of His
mouth...For He spoke, and it was
done; He commanded, and it stood
fast."
The Word is Jesus Christ who has
and always will be. And each verse
confirms the truth that his word will
not return to him void but will
accomplish its intended purpose.
Let his word permeate your heart,
mind and life for they are above and
beyond mere words on a page. Selah

Jan Merop of Sebring is a News-Sun cor-
respondent.


Job loss reveals hard truth about who's a true friend


Ixih
Da Ay
. Abby



Dear Abby


Dear
Abby:
After
working
15 years
for the
same
company,
I was let
go last
August. I


have called my former co-
workers/friends just to stay in
touch. I don't dwell on what
I'm going through; I just
want to enjoy some compan-
ionship.
I have asked if they would
like to meet for coffee before
or after work. Only two ever
seem to want" to. get together.
It hurts, because we always
shared birthdays, happy hour
outings, etc. My phone rarely
rings, and I am now seeing a
doctor for depression.
Abby, please let your read-
ers know that those of us
who have lost their jobs are
still trying to maintain rela-
tionships. It's hard enough
not having a job, but it's
harder realizing friends have
turned their backs on you.
Forgotten in Katy, Texas
Dear Forgotten: I know
you're going through a diffi-
cult time, and glad that you
talked to your physician
about your depression. Take
from this experience some
valuable insight: The people
who get together with you
are your true friends. Those


who no longer want contact
may fear that unemployment
is a communicable disease
and were only acquaintances.
And now you know who's
who.

Dear Abby: My husband
is insecure. I do what I can to
make him feel loved, but he
has a habit that drives me
crazy. Many times over the
course of a day he'll say, "I
love you." He does this espe-
cially if there is any hint of
disagreement.
At first I thought it was
sweet, but after many years
of marriage, I now under-
stand that he just uses the
words to get me to say it
back to reassure him.
Sometimes I do, but if I
don't, he becomes increasing-


ly distressed.
Should I just give him
what he wants? It makes me
feel like a puppet.
Too Much "Love"
Dear Too Much: Instead
of "giving him what he
wants," have you tried calmly,
calling him on it? Try this:
"John, you know I love you.
You hear it many times over
the course of a day. But I find
it, frankly, annoying that
when we disagree about
something, you tell me you
love me and become increas-
ingly distressed if I don't feel
like saying it back at that
moment. So, let it go for
now."
Your husband needs to
hear you say it almost as
much as you need to get this
off your chest.


Dear Abby: My father-in-
law has liver cancer.
Whenever I use the term to
explain his condition, I say,
"Dad is dying of liver can-
cer," which upsets my in-
laws because they don't like
to hear the word "dying." His
cancer will ultimately take
his life, so am I wrong, or are
my in-laws being too sensi-
tive?
Just Being Honest in
Iowa
Dear Just Being Honest:
At this point you are wrong.
Unless your father-in-law is
at death's door he is living
with cancer. When you
describe his condition as
"dying," you create the
impression that you are rush-
ing him to the cemetery. He


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Dear Abby is written by Abigail
Van Buren, also known as
Jeanne Phillips. Pauline
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www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box
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HOROSCOPES

- Scorpio, you will find it
easy to make friends this
week, even when you're not
feeling like taking the initia-
tive. Simply share a smile
with some people.
Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec.
21) Don't -be so quick to
judge someone this week,
Sagittarius. While you may
assume this person is capable
of one thing, he or she actual-
ly may be able to handle
much more.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan.
20) Capricorn, you are in a
post-Valentine's Day slump.
If romance didn't go so well
for you, on the day of love,
why not make it Valentine's
Day for the rest of the
month?
Aquarius (Jan. 21-Feb.
18) Letting others take care
of all your responsibilities
may seem like the easy way
to do things. But it actually
could cause more trouble in
the end when you don't know
what was done.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March
20) Pisces, stop worrying
about all the things that are
beyond your control. It's
much easier to tackle those
things you can handle.

Famous birthdays
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42; Feb. 23 Dan Millman,
motivational speaker, 65;
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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT


Men of

Promise

plan

dinner,

seminar
Special to the News-Sun
AVON PARK The
Highlands PK. Men of
Promise will hold its fifth
annual Valentine Husband
& Wives Dinner and
Seminar on Monday at
Community Bible
Church, 1400 County
Road 17A North (across
from YMCA-BMX track).
Dinner is at 6 p.m.; the
seminar starts at 7 p.m.
Special guest seminar
speakers Mike and Wendy
Behar, of DNA Ministry,
will present a (mini)
Unlimited Partnership
Marriage Workshop after
the dinner.
The seminar topic is
Building Intimacy &
Teamwork into your mar-
riage. This seminar is
based on well-known
author Phil Downer's
book "Unlimited
Partnership." where the
power of "experienced
love" enriches strong
marriages and brings
strength and direction into
young or hurting mar-
riages.
For more information
about this Highlands Men
of Promise 'event, or to
have a seminar in your
church or community,
contact Pastor George
Ridenour at 381-3570 or
by e-mail at
george@menatthecross.or
g.


Mike and Wendy Behar


Special to the News-Sun
SEB'RING Tanglewood presents an
evening of memories of the past in music
form with a bit of. comedy fit for all ages
today at 7 p.m..
The Van-Dells are an oldies show group
specializing in '50s and '60s rock and roll.
They sing a cross section of oldies and com-
bine a unique blend of comedy, choreogra-
phy, tight harmonies and costume changes.
The Van-Dells are Stacy P. Todd, better
known as Duke, Mark Barnett and Glenn
Bowles.
They have a five-piece band backing them.
The show is broken into segments like a
two-act play. In the first show, they take on
the personas of the final graduating class of


Special to the News-Sun
LAKE PLACID The
Friends of the Lake Placid
Memorial Library invite the
public to a free presentation
at the Lake Placid Library at
2 p.m. Sunday, March 6 by
Hank Mattson, "The Cracker
Cowboy Poet".
Mattson is a resident of
Lake Placid who is well
known from Florida to Utah
using his own words and
those of turn-of-the-cefitury
cow punchers to chronicle
and preserve the life and
times of the many Florida
folks who for more than 400


Heartland Harmonizers

show is March 12


Special to News Sun
AVON PARK The ninth
annual Heartland
Harmonizers' Barbershop
Show will be held at South
Florida Community College
Auditorium at 2 and 7 p.m.
Saturday, March 12.
Tickets are $15, and may
be purchased at the door or
by calling 386-5098, 655-
0541, or 471-0706
The Heartland
Harmonizers, a chorus of 65
men under the direction of
Bob Thiel, will sing a collec-
tion of four part harmony
tunes in a show titled
"Barbershop Show Time."
Also appearing on the
show will be guest quartet.
"On Demand," a former
Florida Sunshine District


Quartet Champion, plus the
"Sounds of Sebring." Sebring
High School Show Chorus,
Sebring High School Boys
Barbershop Chorus and sev-
eral chapter quartets.
The Sebring Chapter of the
Barbershop Harmony Society
was formed in 2001, primari-
ly through the efforts of
Sounds of Sebring. It -began
with a core group of 12 men,
and has steadily grown to its
present size.
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.
Each year a portion of the
proceeds from the annual
show are donated to a desig-
nated charity.


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Van-Dell High School, dressed in letter
sweaters.
The Van-Dells combine comedy with songs
from the Rock and Roll era of the '50s.
In the second act they take you on a nostal-
gic trip through the "Glitter and Gold" period
that made the '60s famous.
When the Van-Dells hit the stage. it is non-
stop action from start to finish.
The show is designed to please audiences
of all ages.
Doors and snack bar will open at 6 p.m.;
show at 7 p.m. Tickets available at the
Activities Office for $10,
Tanglewood is one-half mile north of
Walmart on U.S. 27. For information, call
402-0763.


Folk. He was named the win-
ner of the 2007 Laura Ryder
Award for Florida Folk
Poetry.
Check out his Web site at
www.crackercowboypoet.co
In.
Call the library at 699-
3705 for reservations or sign
up on your next visit to the
library.


Limeliters to perform

during SFCC Matinee

Series March 1


Special to the News-Sun
AVON PARK South
Florida Community College
presents an entertaining
afternoon Tuesday, March 1
in the SFCC Theatre for the
Performing Arts when the
Limeliters take the stage at
1:30 p.m. Their unique
blend of harmony, humor,
and satire has led them to be
one of the most successful
folk acts of all time.
The "Hungry-I" in San
Francisco was packed that
night in 1959 when a sensa-
tional new folk trio whose
reputation had preceded
them from a small club in
Aspen called The Limelite
appeared. Before long, the
founding members emerged
as one of the dominant voic-
es of the early '60s folk
music scene.
In the ensuing years, the
lineup has featured several
talented new members, but
the Limeliters have never
deviated from the integrity
.of the fabulous sound that


they pioneered. With their
energy and enthusiasm undi-
minished, current members
Mack Bailey, Andy Corwin.
and Gaylan Taylor remain as
exciting an act as the genre
has produced. Now more
than ever, the vocals, harmo-
ny, and humor of this unique
trio continue to earn them
their title as the Limeliters.
The Series is sponsored
by Jean Moyer, Dr. and Mrs.
Placido M. Roquiz Jr., and
Drs. Abe and Carmelita
Lim.
Tickets range from $18 to
$23 and may be purchased
online 24 hours a day, seven
days a week, at http://per-
formances.southflorida.edu.
Tickets may also be pur-
chased by calling the SFCC
Box Office at 784-7178 or
by visiting the SFCC Box
Office in the front of the
SFCC Theatre for the
Performing Arts, Highlands
Campus, 600 West College
Drive, from 11:30 a.m. to
2:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.


Courtesy photo
.Their unique blend of harmony, humor, and satire has
led the Umeliters to be one of the most successful folk
acts of all time. They will entertain guests Tuesday,
March 1 as part of South Florida Community College's
Matinee Series.


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The Van-Dells will bring their '50s and '60s rock and roll act to the Tanglewood stage
today. Tickets are $10.

Van-Dells bring old rock and


roll to Tanglewood today.


'Cracker Cowboy Poet' to be at

Lake Placid Library March 6


years have been working' cat-
tle.
He charms his audiences
with his poems and tales and -
complements his presentation
with costume and props.
Mattson is a member of the
Florida Cattlemen's
Association, the Professional
Rodeo Hall of Fame Society
and the Friends of Florida


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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Sweet Adelines show is Saturday


Special to the News-Sun
AVON PARK The Heart of Highland
Sweet Adelines' big show, "Good Time
Barbershop and Variety Show," is filled with
a great repertoire, beautiful costumes and
several variety acts. The chorus' guest quartet
is Bling, an awesome female quartet.
Bling is an award-winning a cappella quar-
tet. This foursome has been singing together
since 2009, and is proud to be not only
Region 9's 2010 Championship Quartet, but
the 2011 International eighth-place medalists.
They are No. 8 in the Barbershop World.
Tenor is Dayve Gabbard; lead is Angie
Love-Callahan; baritone is Deanna Kastler;
and bass is Kim Elger-Griffin.
The show will be held at Union
Congregational Millennium Sanctuary, 106
N. Butler Ave. in Avon Park, on Saturday.
Doors open 12:15 p.m.; show starts at 1 p.m.
Tickets are $12. Call Sebring 382-6632, Lake
Placid 699-0743, Avon Park 452-1927, or
Polk County (863) 638-1598.


Courtesy photo
Award-winning a cappella quartet Bling will
be the featured guest quartet during the
Heart of Highland Sweet Adelines on
Saturday.
This is the major fundraiser for the Sweet
Adelines' Scholarship Fund.
Heart of Highland Sweet Adelines meets at
7 p.m. every Thursday at the Avon Park
Rotary, 20 S. Verona Ave. The chorus is
always looking for female singers; tenors are
needed. Call 452-1927 for information.


Mathis show almost sold out at SFCC


Special to the News-Sun
AVON PARK One of
America's most beloved
crooners, the legendary
Johnny Mathis, performs his
catalog of classics from the
past five decades, including
"Wonderful, Wonderful,"
"Chances Are," "Misty,"
"When Sunny Gets Blue,"
"Friends of Love," "It's Not
For Me To Say" and many
more during the South
Florida Community College
Artist Series at 7:30 p.m.
Thursday in the SFCC
Theatre for the Performing
Arts..
He will be accompanied by
a 24-piece orchestra.
Mathis has delighted audi-
ences with his distinct voice
and legendary style for
decades.
The last in a long line of
traditional male vocalists
who emerged before the
rock-dominated 1960s,
Mathis concentrated on
romantic jazz and pop stan-
dards for the adult contempo-


rary audience through the
1980s.
He has the distinction of
having his album, "Johnny
Mathis' Greatest Hits," on
the Billboard charts for
longer than any other album
in history: 490 weeks, or the
equivalent of 9 1/2 years. He
was awarded a star on the
Hollywood Walk of Fame for
Recording, and won a
Lifetime Achievement


Grammy Award in 2003.
Heralded as the World's
Greatest Romantic Singer,
Mathis is not merely a musi-
cal legend, but a true icon of
American music.
The performance will fea-
ture special guest comedian
Gary Mule Deer.
The performance is spon-
sored by Florida Hospital
Heartland Division, Drs.
Audwin and Patrice Nelson,
and Dr. Bahram Ahmadi.
The event is sold out with
the exception of a few scat-
tered single seats. Tickets
range from $64 to $72 and
may be purchased online 24
hours a day, seven days a
week, at http://performanc-
es.southflorida.edu.
Tickets may also be pur-
chased by calling the SFCC
Box Office at 784-7178 or by
visiting the SFCC Box Office
in the front of the SFCC
Theatre for the Performing
Arts, 600 West College
Drive, from 11:30 a.m. to
2:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.


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Courtesy photo
Elvis Wade shakes hands with Special STARS athlete Mike Babich, of Sebring, before the
show starts last weekend at Duffer's Sports Grille in Sebring. Elvis Wade sang to a sold out
crowd to do a benefit show for Special STARS.

Stars fill Duffer's for


benefit show by Elvis Wade


Special to the News-Sun
SEBRING The Elvis
Wade Sweetheart Show on
Feb. 12 at Duffer's Sports
Grille was full of stars.
This benefit show helped
raise money for Special
STARS. Some of the STARS
athletes were in the audience
to witness stars Elvis Wade,
Sandy Posey and even Abe
Lincoln, who made special
appearances.
It was a sold out event and
guests were transformed to
the 1950s as the Elvis imper-
sonator took to the stage,
which was decorated with a
giant juke box, soda drink
and popcorn in front of a
soda shop scenery. He wore a
sparkling gold jacket and
pants with a black shirt
underneath. He and the stage
twinkled with memories.
"This is the best time I
have had in' my whole life,"
Special STARS athlete Kathy
Mitchell, of Lake Placid, said
that night as she embraced a
close-by friend. "I love
Elvis."
Mitchell and several other
special athletes got to enjoy
the show along with people
in the community. The music
moved them so much that
people found open spaces
around the room to dance to
the beat. Couples even
embraced to slow songs and
shared a loving moment as
Elvis.Wade sang to them.
Rudy Rivera, of Sebring,
and his fiancee had the song
"Suspicious Minds" dedicat-
ed to them since it was his
birthday.
They took time out to


Courtesy photo
Elvis Wade and Sandy Posey welcome Abe Lincoln on stage
who made a surprise visit on his birthday, Feb. 12.


dance a slow song together.
Also celebrating a birthday
that night on Feb. 12 was the
the 16th President of the
United States Abe Lincoln. A
surprise visit was made by
someone impersonating
Lincoln. Wearing a top hat,
black coat and pants, he
worked his way to the stage
and'shook hands with guests.
"Look it's Abe Lincoln,"
athlete Emily Harrison shout-
ed.
Elvis Wade, known as
Wade Cummins, sang several
tunes by Elvis and some
other artists in the 1950s.
Cummins also introduced his
wife, Sandy Posey, and she
came to the stage to perform
some of her hits that she had
in the 1960s. Total silence
fell over the audience as she
sang her version of
"Somewhere Over The
Rainbow."
Dale Arnett was the winner
of the Elvis Wade Sweetheart


Package that contained a CD
with 50 love songs sung by
Elvis Presley, a teddy bear,
box of chocolates and a love
candle. "He's excited to win
because he is a big Elvis
fan," his wife said.
Another big Elvis fan, Lee
Hughes, was sitting in the
front row next to the stage,
and he was the honored guest
to draw out the winner's
name. Hughes is :he oldct
special athlete in Highland.
County. He is 75 )xears old.
The two-hour dinner show
generated more than $1,000
for Special STARS which
provides sports and recre-
ational services for children
and adults with disabilities in
Highlands County.
Special STARS is prepar-
ing for its next sports event,
which is softball. For more
information about Special
STARS, call Cindy Marshall
at 452-1295, ext. 124 or 443-
0438.


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a stunning display of divine power. In our
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appear to be unreasonable. Our obedience to
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Polyphemus moth has short, but interesting life


The
other day I
was work-
ing out in
the yard
and my
husband
called to
j me to
come over
News From and look at
The something..
Watershed I looked
down at
Corne Burgess the ground

where he was pointing, but I
didn't see anything. Of
course, I didn't have. my
glasses on, but I must have
had that blank look on my
face and he smiled and con-
tinued pointing to the ground
and said, "Don't you see
that?" Mercifully, he decided
to point out to me what he
had discovered that I was
too blind to see. It was a
polyphemus moth.
In my defense, these
moths do blend in nicely
with their environment. This
particular moth had landed,
with outstretched .wings, on
-a bed of dead leaves and was
camouflaged. Once I saw the
creature, I was delighted
with its beauty and the fact
that it seemed to be posing
just for us. I immediately got
my camera and took some
shots. Thus the inspiration
for this article.


Named after the legendary
cyclops polyphemus from.
the Greek myth, the anther-
aea polyphemus, is a beauti-
fully colored, large moth.
Most likely named for the
round "eye" looking spots on
the lower half of its wings,
the moth is said to be nearly
extinct in many areas. One
of the reasons for this may
be that, once they reach
adulthood, they only live for
about a week.
The polyphemus moth is
one of the largest moths and
can have a wingspan up to
six inches. It has tan to
brownish colored wings with
a yellowish tint.
Lined with black and
white wavy lines on each
wing, it can also be identi-
fied by the small, yellow,
eyespots on each forewing
and the larger blackish blue
and yellow eyespots on the
hindwings. If turned over,
the underside of the moth
resembles dead leaves.
This magnificent creature
begins life as an egg. After
mating, the female lays from
three to five eggs on the
underside of a leaf. But not
just any leaf, it must be a
"host plant that can be con-
sumed once the egg turns
into a caterpillar. When the
caterpillars emerge, they
make a meal of the egg
shells that they came from


Courtesy photo
The Polyphemus Moth is
named after the Greek
mythological Cyclops
Polyphemus because of the
huge eye like circles on its
wings.

and then begin munching on
the leaves they were laid on.
The caterpillars are bright
green in color with yellow
stripes and red and silver
spots. They grow to be about
three to four inches long.
When in the caterpillar
stage, predators such as
birds, bigger insects and
small mammals will prey on
the vulnerable creature. One
defense mechanism of the
caterpillar is to eat an entire
leaf and then cut the petiole.
This keeps predators from
seeing partially munched
leaves and knowing where
the caterpillar is feeding.
Caterpillars continually eat,
about 86,000 times their
weight in less than two
months, and they grow big-
ger and bigger. As they
grow, they molt four times
before they are, fully mature.
Then they wrap themselves


into a leaf and build a
cocoon with silk from their
mouth. The cocoon hardens
and turns brown. While on
the outside, the cocoon
resembles a dead leaf, inside
the caterpillar is turning into
a pupa.
Once the Polyphemus
leaves its cocoon, it no
longer requires food. In fact,
at this stage of their lives,
they don't even have mouth-
parts.
In contrast to their cater-
pillar stage, where they ate
as much as they could, at
this stage all they seem to
care about is reproducing.
Almost immediately after
emerging from the cocoon
the female releases
pheromones and attracts a
mate.
Once the male moth gets a
whiff of the scent, he will
travel far distances to mate
with her.
You can tell the differ-
ence between a male adult
moth and a female. The male
has large, bushy antennae.
These antennae help it to
detect the female's scent.
Another 'difference is that
females are larger in the
abdomen area because they
are usually carrying eggs.
Moths are generally noc-
turnal and fly at night. They
hide during the day to pro-
tect themselves from preda-


tors. They use mimicry,
which according to
Wikipedia, is the similarity
of one species to another
which protects one or both.
This similarity can be in
appearance, behavior, sound,
scent and even location, with
the.mimics found in similar
places to their models. Like
camouflage, it is a defense
mechanism.
The big eye like circle's on
their wings resemble owl
eyes and may confuse or
scare off predators.


Although these caterpillars
are voracious eaters, usually
the female moth scatters the
eggs on several different
leaves.
They do a lot less damage
than many other types of
moths and butterflies.

Corine Burgess is the Natural
Resources Specialist for the
Highlands County Natural
Resources Department assist-
ing the Highlands Soil &
Water Conservation District
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WORSHIP


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


APOSTOLIC

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


ASSEMBLY OF GOD

Christ Fellowship Church
(Assembly of God), 2935 New
Life Way. Bearing His Name;
Preaching His Doctrine; and
Awaiting His Coming. "Worshiping
God in Spirit and in Truth." Sunday
School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship,
10 a.m.; Evening Worship, 5 p.m.
Wednesday: Worship, 7 p.m.
.Pastor Eugene Haas. Phone 471-
0924.
First Assembly of God, 4301
Kenilworth Blvd., Sebring. The Rev.
Wilmont McCrary, pastor. Sunday
School, 10-a.m.; Morning Worship
and KIDS Church, 11 a.m.;
Evening Worship, 7 p.m.
Wednesday Family Night, (Adult
Bible Study), LIFE Youth Group,
Royal Rangers, Missionettes, 7:30
p.m. Phone 385-6431.


BAPTIST

Avon Park Lakes Baptist
Church, 2600 N. Highlands Blvd.,
Avon Park, FL 33825. George Hall,
Pastor. Christ centered and bibli-
cally based. Sunday worship serv-
ices, 8:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Nursery facilities are available.
Bible studies at 9:45 a.m. Sunday
and 7 p.m. Wednesday. Prayer
Time.6 p.m. on Wednesday. Bible
classes at 9:45 a.m. are centered
for all ages. Choir practice at 5 p.m.
Sunday. Church phone: 452-6556..
Bethany Baptist Church
(GARBC) We are located at the
corner of SR17 and C-17A (truck
route) in Avon Park. Join us
Sunday morning at 9:00 AM for cof-
fee and doughnuts, followed with
Sunday School for all ages at 9:30.
Sunday morning worship service
begins at 10:30 a.m., and evening
worship service is at 6 p.m. On
Wednesday, the Word of Life teen
ministry and the Catylist class
(20's+) begin at 6:30 PM. The adult
Bible and Prayer Time begins at 7
p.m. For more information go to
www.bethanybaptistap.com or call
the church office at 863-452-1136.
Faith Missionary Baptist
Church, off State Road 17 North of
Sebring at 1708 LaGrange Ave.
Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning
Worship, 11 a.m.; Everning
Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday
Service, 7 p.m. Deaf interpretation
available. Ken Lambert, Pastor.
Phone 386-5055.
Fellowship Baptist Church,
1000 Maxwell St., Avon Park, FL


33825. Sunday: Sunday School,
9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:45
a.m.; Wednesday: Evening
Service, 7 p.m.;, Children/Youth, 7
p.m. Telephone: 453-4256, Fax:
453-6986. E-mail: office@apfell//ow
ship.org; Web site, wwwapfellow
ship.org.
* First Baptist Church of Avon
Park, 100 N. Lake Ave., Avon Park.
Rev. Jon Beck, pastor; Jared
Hewitt, youth minister; and Joy
Loomis, music director. Regular
Sunday' schedule: 8:30 a.m.
Orchestra rehearsal; 9 a.m. Library
open; 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 11
a.m. Morning Worship; 11 a.m.
Children's Church; 4 p.m. Evening
Service. Tuesday schedule: 8-10
a.m., basic computer
class/Sonshine House; 7-9 p.m.
conversational English and citizen-
ship classes/Sonshine House.
Regular Wednesday schedule:
5:15 p.m. Family Night Supper; 6
p.m. Bible Study and Prayer; 6 p.m.
Adult Choir Practice; 6:30 p.m. chil-
dren's choir rehearsals; 7 p.m. chil-
dren's mission groups. Call 453-
6681 for details. Primera Mision
Bautista, 100 N. Lake Ave., Avon
Park, Johnattan Soltero, Pastor.
Regular Sunday schedule: 10 a.m.,
Bible Study; 11 a.m., Worship
Service. Wednesday schedule: 7
p.m., Bible study.
* First Baptist Church of Lake
Josephine, 111 Lake Josephine
Drive, Sebring (just off U.S. 27 mid-
way between Sebring and Lake
Placid). Your place for family,
friends and faith. Sunday morning
worship service is 11 a.m. Nursery
is provided for both services with
Children's Church at 11 a.m. Life
changing Bible Study for' all ages
starts at 9:45 a.m. Associate Pastor
Allen Altvater leads the youth in
their quest to become more like
Christ. Sunday night worship at 6
p.m. Wednesday Bible Study and
Prayer meeting at 7 p.m. along with
youth worship in the youth facility,
and missions training for all chil-
dren. Call the church at 655-1524.
* First Baptist Church of Lake
Placid, Knowing God's Heart and
Sharing God's Hope, 119 E. Royal
Palm Street. (2 blocks south of
Interlake Blvd) Lake Placid, FL
33852 (863) 465-3721, Email:
www.fbclp.com. Pastor Brett
Morey, senior pastor. Sunday serv-
ices Traditional Service 9 a.m.,
Contemporary Service 10:30 a.m.
Link Groups at 9 and 10:30 a..m.,
Senior Sunday Night and Sunday
Evening Bible. study at 6 p.m.
Wednesday Activities: Family din-
ner at 5 p.m. ($4 per person, reser-
vations required). Adult-LifeSource
classes, prayer meeting, Youth
Intersections, and Kids K-5-
MaxKidz Extreme meet at 6:15
p.m. Men meet at 8 a.m. every
Tuesday for prayer breakfast and
women's prayer breakfast is at 8
a.m. every Wednesday, both at the
Family Restaurant.
* First Baptist Church of Lorida
located right on U.S. 98 in Lorida.
Sunday School.begins at 9:45 a.m.
for all ages. Sunday worship serv-
ices are at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.
Preschool care is provided at the
11 a.m. worship service.
Wednesday evening Bible Study
and Prayer meeting is at 6:30 p.m.,
followed by adult choir rehearsal.


From September to May our youth
group meets. First Lorida is the
"Place to discover God's love." For
more information about the church
or the ministries offered, call 655-
1878.
* First Baptist Church, Sebring,
200 East Center Ave., Sebring, FL
33870. Telephone: 385-5154. Dr.
David E. Richardson, senior pas-
tor; Rev. Joe Delph, minister of
youth and activities. Contemporary
Service, 8:30 a.m.; Group Bible
Studies, 9:45 a.m.; Traditional
Worship, 11 a.m.; Mision Buatista
Hispana, 2 p.m.; Sunday Evening
Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night
programs at the ROC begin 5:30
p.m., at church begin 6:30 p.m.
Preschool and Mother's Day Out
for children-age 6 weeks to 5 years
old. Becky. Gotsch, director. Call
385-4704.
* Florida Avenue Baptist
Church, 401 S. Florida Ave., Avon
Park. Mailing address is 710 W.
Bell St., Avon Park, FL 33825.
Telephone, 453-5339. Rev. John D.
Girdley, pastor. Sunday School,
9:45 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 11
a.m.; 11 a.m. Children's Church;
Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m.
Wednesday night programs for
children, youth and adults at 7 p.m.
* Independent Baptist Church,
5704 County Road 17 South,
Sebring, FL 33876. Sunday
School, 9:30 a.m. Sunday worship,
10:30 a.m. Sunday evening, 6 p.m.
Wednesday service, 7 p.m.
Fundamental, soul-winning, mis-
sion-minded, King James Bible
Church. Larry Ruse, pastor. Phone
655-1899. Bus transportation.
* Leisure Lakes Baptist Church,
808 Gardenia St., Lake Placid (just
off of Miller at the west end of Lake
June) "Where the old fashion
gospel is preached." Sunday
School begins at 9:45 a:m.;
Sunday Worship service at 11 a.m.;
Sunday Evening Service is at 6
p.m. Wednesday Prayer Meeting
and Bible Study at 7 p.m. Call the
church at 699-0671 for mdre infor-
mation..
* Maranatha Baptist Church
(GARBC), 35 Maranatha Blvd.,
Sebring, FL 33870 (A half mile east
of Highlands Avenue on Arbuckle
Creek Road.) Sunday School, 9
a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m.;
Evening Service, 6 p.m. Mid-week
service, Wednesday, 6 p.m. Daily
Prayer and Bible Study, 8 a.m.,
Hamman Hall. Pastor Gerald
Webber and Associate Pastors
Don Messenger and Ted Ertle.
Phone 382-4301.
* Parkway Free Will Baptist
Church, 3413 Sebring Parkway,
Sebring, FL 33870. Welcome to the
church where the "Son" always
shines. Sunday School, 10 a.m.;
Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday
Evening Worship, 6 p.m.; and
Wednesday Evening Worship, 7
p.m. End-of-the-Month-Sing at 6
p.m. on the last Sunday of each
month. The Rev. J.S. Scaggs, pas-
tor. Church phone: 382-3552.
Home phone: 214-3025. Affiliated
with the National Association of
Free Will Baptists, Nashville, Tenn.
* Sparta Road Baptist Church,
(SBC) 4400 Sparta Road. Rev.
Ken Geren, interim pastor. Sunday
school, 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Morning
Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening


Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday:
Prayer/Bible Study, 6 p.m. Nursery
provided. For information, call 382-
0869.
* Southside Baptist Church
(GARBC), 379 S. Commerce Ave.,
Sebring. David C. Altman, Pastor;
Aaron Snider, Youth Pastor.
Sunday School for all ages, 9:30
a.m.; Morning Worship Service,
10:45 a.m.; Awana kindergarten
through fifth grade, 5:3,0 p.m.;
Evening Worship, 6 p.m.
Wednesday: Student ministry, 6:30
p.m.; Adult Midweek Prayer and
Bible Study, 7 p.m. A nursery for
under age 3 is available at all serv-
ices. Provisions for handicapped
and hard-of-hearing. Office phone,
385-0752.
* Sunridge Baptist Church,
(SBC) 3704 Valerie Blvd. (U.S. 27
and Valerie, across from Florida
Hospital), Sebring. Tim Finch, pas-
tor. Sunday School, 9;30 a.m.;
Sunday Morning Worship, 10:45
a.m.; and Sunday Evening Service,
6 p.m. Wednesday: Prayer, Bible
Study, and Youth, 6:30
p.m.Nursery provided. For informa-
tion, call 382-3695.


CATHOLIC

* Our Lady of Grace Catholic
Church, 595 East Main St., Avon
Park, 453-4757. Father Nicholas
McLoughlin, pastor. Saturday Vigil
Mass is 4 p.m. in English and 7
p.m. in Spanish; Sunday mass 8
and 10:30 a.m. in English; 6 p.m.,
Life Teen Mass. Weekday mass at
8 a.m. Confessions are at 3:30
p.m. Saturday. Religious Education
Classes are 9-10:20 a.m. Sunday
for grades K through 8th.
Confirmation class is from 6:30-8
p.m. Wednesday. Youth Nights
grades 6th and up, 6:30-8 p.m.
Wednesday.
* St. Catherine Catholic Church,
820 Hickory St., Sebring. Mailing
address: 882 Bay St., Sebring, FL
33870, 385-0049. wwwstcathe.
com. Very Rev. Jose Gonzalez,
V.F. Masses Saturday Vigil, 3:30
and 5 p.m.; Sunday, 9 and 10:30
a.m.; Spanish Mass, noon; Sunday
Family Mass, 5 p.m. (Holy Family
and Youth Center). Daily Masses 8
a.m. and noon Monday-Friday; 9
a.m. Saturday. Confessions: 3-3:45
p.m. Saturday, 7:15-7:45 a.m. first
Friday, or by appointment. Enroll
your students today for Catholic
School grades Pre-K3 through 5th
grade.
* St. James Catholic Church,
3380 Placidview Drive, Lake
Placid, 465-3215. Father Michael
J. Cannon. Mass schedule:
Summer (May 1 to Oct. 31) -
Saturday Vigil, 4 p.m.; Sunday 8
a.m. and 9:30 a.m.; Weekdays, 9
a.m. December thru Easter -
Saturday, 4 p.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m.,
9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.; Weekdays 9
a.m.; and Holy Days 8 a.m., 9:30
a.m. and 7 p.m., first Saturday at 9
a.m.


CHRISTIAN

* Eastside Christian Church,
101 Peace Ave., Lake Placid, FL
33852 (two miles east of U.S. 27
on County Road 621), 465-7065.
Ray Culpepper, senior pastor.


Sunday: Bible classes, 9 a.m.;
Worship Celebration with the
Lord's Supper each week 10:15
a.m. Thelma Hall, organist; and Pat
Hjort, pianist. Wednesday: Praise
and Prayer, 6:30 p.m.; "Building
God's Kingdom for Everyone."
"Jesus Christ, the Way, Truth and
Life!" "Alive and Worth the Drive!"
* Sebring Christian Church,
4514 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL
33872. Tod Schwingel, Preacher;
Marco Gallardo, Youth Pastor.
Sunday W6rship, 9:30 a.m.;
Sunday School, 11 a.m.; Sunday
Youth Service, 6 p.m; Evening
service at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday
night meals, 5:30 p.m. followed by
classes at 6:30 p.m. Office hours,
9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday-Friday.
Phone 382-6676.
* First Christian Church, 1016
W. Camphor St., Avon Park, FL
33825; (863) 453-5334; on the
Web at www.firstchristianap.com.
Our motto is "Jesus is First at First
Christian Church." Greg Ratliff,
Senior Minister; Ray Culpepper,
Family Life Minister; Jon Carter,
Music Director. Bible School 9
a.m.; Worship 10 a.m.; Bible Study,
6 p.m.; Wednesday studies for all
ages, 6 p.m. Nursery provided for
all events.
* First Christian Church
(Disciples of Christ), 510
Poinsettia Avenue, (corner of
Poinsettia and Eucalyptus),
Sebring, FL 33870. Phone: 385-
0358 .or 385-3435. The Rev.
Ronald Norton, Pastor; Sunday
School,.9 a.m,; Praise Breakfast,
10 a..m., Morning Worship, 10:30
a.m.; Children's Church, 10:30 a.m.
Thursday, Praise and Worship,
6:45 p.m. Youth Fellowship, 7:15
p.m.; Midweek Bible Study, 7:15
p.m.


CHRISTIAN &
MISSIONARY
ALLIANCE

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


CHRISTIAN SCIENCE

* Christian Science Church, 146
N. Franklin St. Sunday: 10:30 a.m.
morning worship and Sunday
school. Testimonial meetings at
4 p.m. each second and fourth
Wednesday. A free public reading
room/bookstore, located in the
church, is open before and after
church services. The Bible and the
Christian Science textbook,
'Science and Health with Key to .
the Scriptures' by Mary Baker Eddy
are our only preachers. All are wel-
come to come and partake of the
comfort, guidance, support and
healing found in the lesson-ser-
mons.


CHURCH OF


BRETHREN

* Church of the Brethren, 700 S.
Pine St., Sebring, FL 33870.
Sunday: Church School, 9 a.m.;
Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m.
Wednesday: Temple Choir, 7:30
p.m. Phone 385-1597.

CHURCH OF CHRIST

* Avon Park Church of Christ,
200 S. Forest Ave., Avon Park, FL
33825. Minister: Larry Roberts.
Sunday Worship Services, 10:30
a.m. and 6 p.m. Nursery facilities
are available at every service. Bible
Study: Sunday, 9:30 a.m. and
Wednesday, 7 p.m. Bible centered
classes for all ages. Church phone:
453-4692.
* Sebring Parkway Church of
Christ, 3800 Sebring Parkway,
Sebring, FL 33870; 385-7443. We
would like to extend an invitation
for you and your family to visit with
us here at Sebring Parkway. Our
hours of service are: Sunday
Worship Service, 9 a.m.; Sunday
Bible Class, 10:15 a.m.; Sunday
Evening Service, 6 p.m.;
Wednesday Service, 7 p.m.

CHURCH OF
NAZARENE

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


CHURCHES OF
CHRIST IN
CHRISTIAN UNION

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


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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT


Solid foundations: Keeping the best of what has gone before


Special to the New.s-Suni
SEBRING The Tuesday night
Art Sparks! Demonstration at the
Highlands Art League this week fea-
tured Anne Watson as she began
with a blank canvas, laying in the
drawing for a complete painting, and
discussing with the audience that
process and some of the philosophy
gleaned from more than 45 years of
drawing and painting.
Watson said, "Today. a friend
looked at the resulting canvas and
said, 'My artist mother does not
approach her painting with that kind
of beginning.....' True, I begin with
a solid drawing because I was classi-
cally trained at-an early age in fun-
damental truths, without which
drawing becomes frustrating and
nebulous. We've all spent a. lot of
time just pushing paint around, and
more or less playing in it for the fun
of it; but, ultimately, I find that willy
nilly process can lead to many dif-
ferent pitfalls and dead ends, and
always end up returning to the best
of what others over the centuries
have found to be tested and true. "
Tuesday's demonstration, a still


life containing five special objects,
(a piece for May's Feature Artist
Showing at the Yellow House
Gallery). gave a lesson in the impor-
tance of learning visual simplifica-
tion, step by step processes, and pro-
portion and relationships to develop
a solid foundation from the begin-
ning, resulting in an almost carefree
and very exciting painting process.
"Known to my students as the 'lazy
artist', I tell them that I would rather
take the time at the beginning to
build on solid bearings, so that then,
if anything goes wrong, I am able to
see what it is, and how to fix it,
rather than end up in that all-too-
well-known maze of confusion that
comes from a much too right-
brained approach. I believe that
since we have two sides of our brain,
we ought to apply them both
throughout our work!
"In the second phase of this paint-
ing next Tuesday night, Anne will
demonstrate the blocking in process,
where color is added to the solidly
drawn base of the same painting.
This should prove to be an interest-
ing and exciting discussion for those


Courtesy photo
Anne Watson discusses how the painter gets a professional drawing on
the canvas as a basis for a painting.


learning to paint, and those who just
want to see how it's done."
Art Sparks! begins promptly at 6
p.m. in the Member Gallery of the
Yellow House Gallery & Gift Shop
at 1989 Lakeview Drive in Sebring
-next to the library. All are welcome.
Contact Watson at 449-0822.


Anne Watson teaches painting in
oils and acrylics, drawing and digital
media at the Highlands Art League
in Sebring, as well as in Avon Park
and Lake Placid, and features a
broad range of commercial and per-
sonal artwork. She can emailed at
anne @annewatsonstudio.com.


'The Sensuous

Senator' comes

to Tanglewood

Special to the News-Sun
SEBRING The
Tanglewood Actors Guild
production of Michael
Parker's "The Sensuous
Senator" hits the stage at 7
p.m. March 2-4.
Tickets are available at the
Tanglewood clubhouse (half
mile north of the Sebring
.Walmart) from 3-4 p.m.
Thursday or by calling 382-
9507. Included in the price of
admission is dessert provided
at intermission.
This romp through the
Senator's home while his
wife is away combines
intrigue and hilarious antics
as the cast Judy Chastain,
Howard Johnson, Darwin
Liverance, Tom Mapp,
Theresa Reynolds, Ron
Schilffarth, Delores Smith
and Marcie Taylor can be
found in, on and under the
Senator's bed.


PLACES To


WORSHIP


EPISCOPAL

* The Episcopal Church of the
Redeemer.Service time is 9:30
with Holy Communion. Coffee hour
following services. Newcomers
welcome. Call 453-5664 or e-mail
redeemerf895@ao/lcom Web site:
redeemera von.com. The church is
at 839 Howe's Way, Avon Park
(two miles north of Sun 'N Lake
Boulevard, across from Wells
Dodge.)
* St. Agnes Episcopal Church,
3840 Lakeview Drive, Sebring, FL
33870. Sunday Services: Holy
Eucharist Rite I 7:45 a.m., Holy
Eucharist Rite II 10 a.m. Midweek
service on Wednesday at 6 p.m.
Sunday School for all ages at 9
a.m. The nursery is open 8:45 a.m.
until 15 minutes after the 10 a.m.
service ends. Wednesday: Adult
Bible study, 9:30 a.m. Visitors are
always welcome. The Rev. Jim
Kurtz, rector. Church office 385-
7649, for more information.
* St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal
Church, 43 Lake June Road, Lake
Placid, FL 33852. Phone: 465-
0051. Rev. Elizabeth L. Myers,
Rector. Sunday Worship, 8 a.m.,
10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesday
evening: Holy Communion with
Healing Service, 6:15 p.m. Child
care available at the 8 a.m. and
10:30 a.m. Sunday service. Come
see what makes us different.


GRACE BRETHREN

* Grace Brethren Church, 3626
Thunderbird Road, (863) 835-
0869. Dr. Randall Smith, senior
pastor. Sunday services at 9 a.m.,
10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m.; Wednesday
services at 7 p.m. We offer "Kid
City" Children's Ministry throughout
all services, and there are variosu
other classes for teens, married
couples, "prime-timers," and Bible
studies in Spanish. "Kid City" Day
Care, Preschool and After-School
Monday-Friday: 7 a.m.-6 p.m. (For
registration call: 385-3111). Check
us out on the Web at www.sebr/ng-
grace. org.


INTERDENOMINATIONAL

* World Harvest and Restoration
Ministries, (non-denominational)
2200 N. Avon Blvd., Avon Park, FL
33825. Phone: 452-9777 or 453-
3771. Sunday service: Sunday
School, 10 a.m. and worship, 11
a.m. Wednesday services: 7 p.m.
prayer meeting/Bible study. Pastor:
W.H. Rogers.


JEWISH

* Temple Israel of Highlands
County, 382-7744. Rabbi Lorraine
Rudenberg; www. emp/e/s-
rae/ofhcf/org. Temple Israel is a
Reform Temple that promotes the
enduring and fundamental princi-
ples of Judaism. Through prayer,
study and friendship we strive to
enrich our lives and insure Jewish
continuity in Highlands County.
Friday Evening Shabbat Services,
7:30 p.m.; Saturday afternoon intro
to Hebrew, 12:30 p.m.; Saturday
intro to Judaism, 2 p.m.; Saturday
afternoon Torah Study, 3:30 p.m.;
Havdallah, 5 p.m. Jan. 7-8; Jan. 21;
Feb. 4; Feb. 18-19; March 4-5;
March 18-19 Purim; April 1-2; April
15-16; April 18, 6 p.m., Pesach 1st
Night Seder; April 29-30 Yom
Hashoah; May 13-14; May 27-28.
Every*Thursday will be Hebrew and
Bible classes with Howard Salles,
12:30-4:30 p.m.


LUTHERAN

* Atonement Lutheran Church
(ELCA), 1178 S.E. Lakeview
Drive., Sebring. David Thoresen,
Deacon, Spiritual Leader. Jim
Helwig, organist/choir director.
Worship service at 9:30 a.m.; Holy
Eucharist is every Sunday. Coffee
hour on the first and third Sunday
of each month. Council meeting on
the first Monday of month; Ladies
Group WELCA meets at noon sec-
ond Monday of month with lunch.
Bring a dish to pass. Church
Vegetable Garden Club meets as
needed. Labyrinth Prayer Garden
open seven days a week to congre-
tation and community. Like to sing?
Come join the choir. Visitors always
welcome. Come grow with us.
Phone 385-0797.
* Christ Lutheran Church Avon
Park, 1320 County Road 64, 1/2
mile east of Avon Park High
School. Sunday Divine Worship is
at 10 a.m. Holy Communion is cel-
ebrated every week with traditional
Lutheran Liturgy, hymns and songs
of praise. Fellowship time with cof-
fee and refreshments follows wor-
ship. Come worship and fellowship
with us. For information call Pastor
Scott McLean at 471-2663 or see
christlutheranavonpark. org.
* Faith Lutheran Church -
LCMS, 2740 Lakeview Drive,
Sebring. Church phone: 385-7848,
Faith Child Ddvelopment Center,
385-3232. Gary Kindle, Pastor; Lea
Ann Curry, Parish Nurse. Worship
services: 8 a.m. Sunday; Sunday
school for children and adult Bible
classes is 9:15 a.m.; and Praise
worship service, 10:30 a.m.
Sunday. Communion is served the
first and third and fifth Sunday of
the month. Sunday worship service
is broadcast on WITS 1340 AM at 8
a.m. each Sunday. Educational
opportunities include weekly adult
Bible studies. Faith's Closet Thrift
Store (385-2782) is open from 10
a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through
Friday and 9 a.m. to noon
Saturday. All are warmly welcome
in the Family of Faith.
* Good Shepherd Lutheran
Church (AALC) American
Association of Lutheran
Churches,. 4348 Schumacher
Road, Sebring, one mile west of
Wal-Mart. James Weed, pastor.,
Worship Service, 9 a.m. Sunday.
Bible Study, 11 a.m. Nursery pro-
vided. Social activities: Choir,
Missions, Evangelism. Phone 385-
1163.
* New Life Evangelical Lutheran
Church, 3725 Hammock Road, a
Congregation of the Evangelical
Lutheran Synod (ELS) in fellowship
with the Wisconsin Evangelical
Lutheran Synod (WELS). Sunday
Worship at 10 a.m.; Bible Study, 9
a.m. For more information, call
Pastor Brian Klebig at 385-2293 or
visit the Web site at wwwnewlife
sebring. com.
* Resurrection Lutheran Church
- ELCA, 324 E. Main St., Avon
Park. Pastor: Rev. John C.
Grodzinski. Early Sunday service,
8 a.., Sunday school at 9:10 a.m.
and the second service at 10:30
a.m. Coffee and fellowship hour fol-
low the service. Midweek
Fragrance Free Wednesday wor-
ship, (year round) 7 p.m. Office
phone number is 453-6858.
* Trinity Lutheran Church -
LCMS, 25 Lakeview St., Lake
Placid, FL 33852; 465-5253. The
Rev. Richard A. Norris, pastor; and
Noel Johnson, youth and family life.
Worship schedule for December
through Easter: Worship service 8
and 11 a.m.; Communion services,
first and third Sundays; (Children's
Church, 11 a.m. only); and
Education Hour, 9:30 a.m. Worship


schedule for summer through fall:
Worship service, 9 a.m.;
Communion services, first and third
Sunday; Education Hour 10:30
a.m. Additional services: Lent and
Advent season, 6 p.m.; Maundy
Thursday and Good Friday, 7 p.m.;
Easter Sunday, 7 and 10 a.m.;
Christmas Eve, 7 p.m.; Christmas
Day, 10 a.m.; Thanksgiving Eve,
Wednesday, 7 p.m. Fellowship
activities: Youth Group, Senior
Citizens, Younger Side Adults,
Ladies Missionary League, Ladies
Guild, Small group studies as
scheduled. Music: Choir and hand
chimes. Trinity Tots Preschool (3-5
years old): 8:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Monday through Friday. License:
C14H10020: Susan Norris, direc-
tor. Visit us online at: www. vchurch-
es. com/trini7tyutheran/p.


NON-DENOMINATIONAL

* Bible Fellowship Church, 3750
Hammock Road, Sebring, FL
33872. Sunday: American Sign
Language: First Worship sermon,
songs signed first and second
Worship services. First Worship
service, 9 a.m.; Second Worship
service, 10:45 a.m. Nursery (up to
2 years old) and Sunday school
classes both hours. BFC Youth, 6
p.m.; Evening Service, 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday: Children, ages 4
years to fifth grade, 6 p.m.; Youth,
6-7:30 p.m.; Prayer time, 6:15 p.m.
Todd Patterson, pastor; Andy
McQuaid, associate pastor. Church
office 385-1024.
* Calvary- Church, 1825
Hammock Road, Sebring, FL
33872; 386-4900. An independent
community church. Sunday morn-
ing worship, 8:15 and 10 a.m.;
Bible study, 10 and 11:15 a.m.;
Sunday evening worship, 6 p.m.
Pastor Lester Osbeck. A small
friendly church waiting for your
visit.
* Christian Training Ministries
Inc., on Sebring Parkway. Enter off
County Road 17 on Simpson
Avenue. Sunday service is at 10
a.m.; Wednesday Bible study at 7
p.m. A nursery and children's
church are provided. The church is
part of Christian International
Ministries Network, a full gospel,
non-denominational ministry. Linda
M. Downing, minister: Phone, 314-
0482, /indadowning@live.com.
Casey L. Downing, associate min-
ister: Phone, 385-8171, caseydown
ing@hotma/l.com. Web site is
www. christiantrainingministries.net
* Grace Bible Church, 4541
Thunderbird Road, (second church
on left) Sebring, FL 33872. Phone,
382-1085. Andrew Katsanis, senior
pastor. Saturday Worship, 6:30
p.m. Sunday, 9 and 11 a.m.
Tuesday 6 p.m. Grace Bible
Academy Adult Investigating Truth;
first and third Tuesday, Prayer
Gathering, 7:15 p.m.; Wednesday,
Children's & Youth Programs, 6
p.m.; Wednesday, 8:30 p.m.,
College Ministry.
www. GBCconnected org
* Highlands Community Church,
a casual contemporary church,
meets at 3005 New Life Way.
Coffee at 9:30 a.m.; Worship at 10
a.m. Nursery and Kid's World
classes. Small groups meet
throughout the week. Church
phone is 402-1684; Pastor Bruce A.
Linhart.
* Union Congregational Church,
106 N. Butler Ave., Avon Park, FL
33825. Sunday worship services
are at 7:45 a.m. (informal), 9:15
a.m. (traditional) and 10:45 a.m.
(contemporary) in the main sanctu-
ary. Sunday school for all ages is at
9:15 a.m. We also offer
Wednesday and Saturday services
at 6;15 a.m. and 6 p.m., respective-


ly. Nursery/child care is available
for all services. Senior Pastor is Bill
Breylinger. Office: 453-3345. Web
page at www.weareunion.org. All
teachings are taken from the
Manufacturer's Handbook The
Holy Bible. Come join us.
* Unity Life Enrichment Centre,
new location, 10417 Orange
Blossom Blvd. S., Sebring, FL
33875; 471-1122; e-mail
unity@vistanet.net. Web site,
www.unityofsebring.org. 10:30 a.m.
Sunday Celebration Service,
Nursery and Children's Church.
Weekly Classes, Christian
Bookstore and Cafe, Prayer
Ministry, Life Enrichment Groups.
Rev. Andrew C. Conyer, senior
minister transforming lives from
ordinary to extraordinary.
* The Way Church, 1005 N.
Ridgewood Drive, Sebring. Sunday
school and worship service at 9
a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Youth activi-
ties, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. The
Way is a church family who gathers
for contemporary worship, teaching
of God's Word, prayer and fellow-
ship. Come early and stay after for
fellowship time. Child care and chil-
dren's church are provided.
Reinhold Buxbaum is pastor. The
Way A place for you. Office
Phone:471-6140, Church Cell
Phone:381-6190. Email: theway
church@hotmaZl.com. Web site:
www TheWayChurch.org


PRESBYTERIAN

* Covenant Presbyterian Church
(PCA),. 4500 Sun 'N Lake Blvd.,
Sebring, 33872-2113. A
Congregation of the Presbyterian
Church in America. Worship servic-
es: Sunday morning worship, infor-
mal, 8 a.m.; regular, 10:30 a.m.
Sunday School, 9:15 a.m.; Sunday
evening, 6:30 p.m.; Wednesday
evening Prayer Meeting, 6 p.m.;
Youth Group and Kids Quest, 5:30-
7 p.m.; choir practice, 7:15 p.m.
Phone: 385-3234; Fax: 385-2759;
e-mail: covpres@strato.net, Web
site: www.cpcsebring.org. Rev. W.
Darrell Arnold, pastor. Office hours:
8:30-11:30 a.m. Monday through
Thursday.
* First Presbyterian Church
ARP, 215 E. Circle St., (two
entrances on LaGrande), Avon
Park, FL 33825. Phone: 453-3242.
The Rev. Robert Johnson is the
pastor. Sunday School, 9:15 a.m.;
Sunday Worship, 10:45 a.m.;
Wednesday Bible study, 10:30
a.m.; Potluck dinner, 6 p.m. third
Wednesday; choir practice, 6:30
p.m. each Wednesday; Esther and
Mary Circles business meeting,
3:30 p.m. third Thursday; Sarah
Circle business meeting, 7 p.m.
second Tuesday; Women's
Ministries Combined Bible study, 4
p.m. third Thursday; Family Movie,
4 p.m. third Sunday. Be a part of a
warm, caring church family with tra-
ditional services, following biblical
truth.
* First Presbyterian Church,
ARP, 319 Poinsettia Ave., Sebring,
FL 33870. 385-0107. Sunday
School, adult and college age, 9:30
a.m.; Worship Service, 11 a.m.;
Tuesday: Youth Group (ages 11-
18), 4-7 p.m. Wednesday: Adult
Bible Study, 10:30 a.m.; choir
rehearsal, 5:30 p.m. Nursery avail-
able for Sunday worship. Call the
church office for more information
and other classes. Rev. Darrell A.
Peer, pastor. Gail Sparks, director
of youth ministry.
* First Presbyterian Church,
ARP, www.fpclp.com, 118 N. Oak
Ave., Lake Placid, 465-2742. The
Rev. Ray Cameron, senior pastor;
the Rev. Drew Severance, associ-
ate pastor. Sunday morning tradi-
tional worship is at 8:15 and 9:30


a.m.; and contemporary worship is
at 11 a.m. in Friendship Hall. Avari-
ety of Sunday school classes for
adults and children are at 9:45 and
11 a.m. in the educational building.
Call the church office for" more
information about the classes
offered. Nursery is provided for
babies and toddlers; while young
children up to second grade have a
special Children's Church offered
during the worship service to help
them grow in their spiritual knowl-
edge.
* Spring Lake Presbyterian
Church (USA), 5887 U.S. 98,
Sebring, FL 33876. Sunday School,
9 a.m.; Worship Service, 10 a.m.
Session meets at 6:30 p.m. the
second Thursday of the month,
September through June. Board of
Deacon's meet at 5:30 p.m. first
Monday of the month. Choir
rehearses at 7 p.m. each
Wednesday, September through
April. Presbyterian Women meet at
10 a.m. the third Thursday of the
month. Organist: Richard Wedig.
Choir Director: Suzan Wedig.
Church phone, 655-0713; e-mail,
springlakepc @embarqmai/. corn,
Web site, http://s/pc.embarq
space.com.


SEVENTH-DAY
ADVENTIST

* Avon Park Seventh-day
Adventist Church, 1410 West
Avon Blvd., Avon Park. Phone:
453-6641 or e-mail: avonparks-
da @embarqmailZcom, Sabbath
School, 9:30 a.m Saturday. Church
Service 10:45 a.m. Saturday.
Wednesday prayer meeting 7 p.m.
Community Service hours on
Tuesday and Thursday is from 9:00
a.m. till 2 p.m. A sale takes place
the first Sunday of each month.
Senior Pastor Paul Boling; and
Associate Pastor Kameron
DeVasher. Walker Memorial
Academy Christian School offering
education for kindergarten through
12th grades. ALL ARE WELCOME.
Website is www.discoverjesus.org
* Sebring Seventh-Day
Adventist Church, 2106 N. State
Road 17, Sebring; 385-2438.
Worship Services: 9:15 a.m.
Worship hour, 11 a.m. Prayer meet-
ing, Tuesday, 7:15 p.m.
Community service: every Monday
9-11 a.m..Health Seminar with Dr.
Seralde, every Friday, 10:00 a.m.
Pastor Amado Luzbet.


THE CHURCH OF
LATTER DAY SAINTS

* The Church of Jesus Christ of
Latter Day Saints, 3235 Grand
Prix Dr., Sebring, Fl 33872; (863)
382-9092 Steve Austin, Bishop;
Mark Swift, 1st Counselor; Del
Murphy, 2nd Counselor. Family
History Center (863) 382-1822.
Sunday Services: Sacrament
Meeting, 10-11:10 a.m.; Gospel
Doctrine, 11:20 a.m. to noon;
Priesthood/Relief Society, 12:10-
1p.m.; Primary for children, 11:15
a.m. to 1 p.m.; Youth Activities:
Wednesday, 7-8:20 p.m. Scouts:
first and'third Wednesday, 7-8:20
p.m. Activity Days: 8-11 yr old Boys
and Girls, second and fourth
Wednesday, 7-8:20 p.m.


THE SALVATION
ARMY

* The Salvation Army Center
for Worship. Sunday: Sunday
School, 9:45 a.m.; Holiness meet-
ing, 11 a.m.; and Praise meeting
and lunch, noon. Tuesday: Bible
study, 6:30 p.m.; and Women's


Ministries, 7 p.m. Wednesday:
Youth Ministries, 4 p.m. All meet-
ings are at 120 N. Ridgewood Ave.,
Sebring. For more information, visit
the Web site www.sa/vationarmy-
sebring.com or call Major Bruce
Stefanik at 385-7548, ext. 110.


UNITED METHODIST

* First United Methodist Church,
105 S. Pine St., Sebring, FL 33870.
The Rev. A.C. Bryant, pastor.
Traditional Worship Service at 8:10
and 10:50 a.m. in the sanctuary,
Contemporary Worship in the FLC
at 9:30 a.m. Sunday School at 9:30
and 10:30 a.m. Methodist Youth
Fellowship at 5:30 p.m. Sunday
with Rick Heilig, youth director.
The 10:55 a.m. Sunday worship
service is broadcast over WITS
1340 on AM dial. There is a nursery
available at all services.
* First United Methodist Church,
200 South Lake Avenue, Avon
Park, FL 33825. (863) 453-3759, R.
James Weiss, Pastor, Sunday
School 9 a.m., Worship 10:30
a.m. Bible study third Tuesday of
every month at 6 p.m. Prayer
Shawl Ministry on the second and
fourth Friday of the month at 2 p.m.
for women who love God and cro-
cheting. Visit us at our church Web
site: www.f.umcap.org.
* Memorial United Methodist
Church, 500 Kent Ave., (overlook-
ing Lake Clay) Lake Placid, FL,
33852. The Rev. Fred Ball. pastor.
Claude H.L. Burnett, pastoral
assistant. Sunday schedule:
Heritage Worship Service, 8:30
a.m. (October-May only); School
School for all ages, 9:30 a.m.;
Celebration Worship Service at
10:45 a.m.; New Song worship
service at 10:45 a.m. Loving nurs-
ery care provided every Sunday
morning. Youth Fellowship, 5 pm.
Bible Fellowship Class, 6 p.m.
(October-May only). We offer
Christ-centered Sunday school
classes, youth programs, Bible
studies, book studies and Christian
fellowship. We are a congregation
that want to know Christ and make
Him known. Call the church office
at 465-2422 or check out our
church Web site at www.memor/-
a/umc.com.
* St. John United Methodist
Church, 3214 Grand Prix Drive,
Sebring, FL 33872. The Rev.
Ronald De Genaro Jr., Pastor.
Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday
Morning Worship, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m.
and 11 a.m. Nursery provided for all
services. Phone 382-1736.
www.stjohnsebring.org
* Spring Lake United Methodist
Church, 8170 Cozumel Lane,
(Hwy 98) Sebring. The Rev. Clyde
Weaver Jr., Pastor. Worship serv-
ice starts at 9:55 a.m. Bible Study
meets at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday.
Choir Practice at 4:00 p.m. on
Thursday. Church office phone:
655-0040.


UNITED CHURCH
OF CHRIST

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


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Titans drain


Devils at the line


By ED BALDRIDGE
ed.baldridge@newssun.com
AVON PARK Free
throws can make or break a
basketball team, and on


Thursday, it broke
Avon Park's boys
basketball team and
killed their hopes for
a farther run in the
state playoffs.
The Devils lost
74-72 at home to
Tampa Catholic dur-
ing the District


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regional semifinals, and
coach Luther Clemons said
it was because of free
throws.
"What were we, 50 per-


cent? We hit 12 of our 21
attempts. Make just three
more, and we win the
game," Clemons said after
the loss.
)a c. "We couldn't hit.
They were hitting all
day and, as a team,
we could not make
Park those free throws,"
Red Devil Alonzo
Robertson said.
"That cost us the
game."
For Robertson, it was the
last game of his high school
career, and is off to college
Hutchinson Community

See DEVILS, page 4D


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News-Sun photo by ED BALDRIDGE
,Avierre Conner would net 18 points, but the Red Devils
came up short in Thursday's playoff game against
Tampa Catholic.


News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE
Johnny Baldridge has a firm grasp on Randolph Garay in his opening round match, a 10-1 win, in the Class 1A State
Wrestling Tournament at the Lakeland Center.


Devil successes, setbacks at State


By DAN HOEHNE
daniel.hoehne@newssun.comn
LAKELAND Focus. It is
the primary need in accom-
plishing any task, especially
so in the sport of wrestling.
But reaching the state tour-
nament for the first time, get-
ting ready for your first
match in the cavernous
Lakeland Center with a
bustling crowd numbering in
the thousands focus can be
hard to come by.
For Avon Park's two soph-
omore grapplers, it was a hit
and miss in the opening
round of the Class 1A .meet
Friday as Johnny Baldridge
was dominant in a 10-1 win
over Randolph Garay of


Hallandale in the 103-pound
weight class, while Jose
Torres was pinned by
Wilfredo Sierra of Tampa
Robinson in the 112-pound
bracket.
"Either he doesn't know
any better or he just has an
uncanny ability to block it all
out," head coach Ed Brown
said of Baldwin.
For Torres, it was a little
harder to block things out.
"He got done and came
back over and said, 'What
just happened?'," Brown
said. "He was a bit over-
whelmed with the big stage.
It's a tough situation but we
told him he's got to focus on
that other guy across the mat.


He's here for one'reason, to
kick your butt and move on."
With one loss already under
his belt in the double elimina-
tion format, Torres had the
rest of the opening round to
get over the jitters and regain
his focus before the first
round of wrestlebacks.
It was time well spent as
the wrestler that his coach
had seen all year was back in
form, taking a 7-6 win over
Brandon Reyes of Bozeman
in Panama City.
"He wrestled his type of
match and got the win,"
Brown said. "He has to be on
the offensive and stay aggres-
sive to win. He had some
trouble with (Reyes') leg


holds, but he did what he
needed to do to get the win."
Now 1-1 on the day, Torres
had one more match to go
before he could stamp a tick-
et to Saturday's action and a
shot at a medal.
But it wasn't to be as he
was outpointed, 3-0, by Tyler
Forand of Nature Coast.
"It's tough at this level,
with all the distractions and
environment, but also consid-
ering the level of competition
you're facing," Brown said.
"It's a great learning experi-
ence and the good news is,
he's just a sophomore, so
he'll have a couple more
cracks at it."
See WRESTLER, page 4D


Streaks power to tourney title


By DAN HOEHNE
daniel.hoehne@newssun.com
After the Blue Streaks sec-
ond straight win in the Bill
Jarrett Ford Early Bird
Tournament in Avon Park
Tuesday, an 11-1 trouncing of
Lake Placid, head coach
Hoppy Rewis had attributed
it to preparedness and com-
ing into the week-long event
ready to play instead of
working out the kinks.
"I'm not sure we're better
than anyone
Sebring else at this
1 point," he had
14 said. "We're
just more pre-
Avon Park pared. I just
1 hope they
don't catch
up."
Well, if Friday night was
any indication, either they
haven't caught up or Sebring
is better than their coach is
giving them credit for.
The Streaks made it three
in a row with a 14-1 route of
Avon Park for the tournament
title.
It looked like it could be a
tight affair in the early going'
as Sebring's Corbin Hoffner
and Red Devil Drew Reeves
cruised through two scoreless
innings.
But the Blue Streak
offense, which had gotten to


Florida Gulf Coast signee
Brady Anderson Monday and
powered out those 11 runs
Tuesday, wouldn't be kept
silent for long.
A four-run third inning,
highlighted by an Evan
Lewis, two-run triple got
Sebring on the board, though
Avon Park answered back,
plating a run in the bottom of
the frame.
But from there, Hoffner
was nearly untouchable,
going the dis-
tance and sur- Lake Placid
rendering just
three hits and
no walks
while striking Sante Fe
out nine.
And it was
Lewis again
with the big hit, a three-run
home run, as the Blue Streaks
blew it open with an eight-
run fourth.
One inning later, Jesse
Baker moved his one two-run
homer per game streak to
three straight to put the fin-
ishing touch on the mercy-
rule win.

Dragons win again
In the third-place game for
the tournament, Lake Placid
moved to 2-1 on the week

See BASEBALL, page 4D


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News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE
Sebring's Evan Lewis did some heavy hitting Friday night,
blasting a triple and home run for five RBI in the Streaks
14-1 win over host Avon Park in the Bill Jarrett Ford Early
Bird Tournament title game.


Waltrip wins on anniversary of Earnhardt's death


By MARK LONG
Associated Press
DAYTONA BEACH -
Michael Waltrip won at
Daytona on the 10-year
anniversary of his first victo-
ry, the one marred by the
death of Dale Earnhardt.
Waltrip passed Elliott
Sadler in the final hundred
yards of the season-opening
Trucks Series race Friday
night, then celebrated an
emotional victory a decade
after his car owner died on
the last lap of the Daytona


500.
Waltrip had tears in his
eyes as he talked about what
the win meant.
He also became the 22nd
driver to win races in each of
NASCAR's top three series.
This one was special.
"This day was hard,"
Waltrip said. "I've been emo-
tional all day long."
Sadler, Waltrip, Timothy
Peters, Miguel Paludo and
Clay Rogers were the only
ones who avoided major


damage in two wild, multi-
truck wrecks late.
Sadler and Waltrip pulled
away from the field after the
green flag dropped on a two-
lap sprint to the checkered
flag,
Waltrip pushed Sadler
most of the way, then veered
outside coming out of the
final turn and edged Sadler
by a few feet at the line.
"If anybody deserves a win
in today's race, it's probably
Michael Waltrip," Sadler


said.
The final pileup seemingly
started when Aric Almirola
ran into the back of Brad
Sweet with four laps remain-
ing, setting off a chain reac-
tion that collected many of
the night's fastest trucks.
Officials stopped the race
for 10 minutes to clean up
debris from the 10-truck
crash near the start-finish
line.
Most of the trucks remain-

See WALTRIP, page 2D


Okeechobee Annual

Spring PRCA Rodeos


Special to the News-Sun
OKEECHOBEE The
Okeechobee County
Cattlemen's Association
will hold their Annual
Spring PRCA rodeos at the
Agri Civic Center.
The events start
Saturday, March 12 at 2
p.m.
The Okeechobee County
Cattleman's rodeo will
show contestants compet-
ing to win cash prizes and
points toward a circuit
championship.
The Okeechobee rodeo
has a well-deserved reputa-
tion of being the "wildest
rodeo east of the
Mississippi!"
Visitors from many areas
of South Florida are expect-
ed in attendance to observe
traditional rodeo events
such as; calf roping, saddle
bronc, bareback riding,
team, roping, bull doggin,
barrel racing and the
favorite of all, bull riding.
This year's rodeo will
bring some of the nations
top cowboys to show their
talents and compete.
Participants come from
all over the United States


and Canada to compete for
their titles.
Mutton Bustin' for the
cowkids will begin at 2:00
pm on Saturday, March 12
and Sunday, March 13.
All cowkids from ages 3-5
can enter to win. Winner
receives a shiny western belt
buckle.
Advance registration
required.
Please call the
Okeechobee Livestock
Market at 863-763-3127 to
register.
Rodeo tickets include
entrance to the Okeechobee
County Fair and may be
purchased in advance at
Eli's Western Wear, 907
NW Park Street or at the
gate.
Premier tickets are $12 in
advance and $15 at the
gate. Children under 12 are
$6 in advance and $8 at the
gate.
General admission tick-
ets are $8 adults and $2
children.
For ticket information,
call Eli's Western Wear @
863-763-2984 or visit
www.okeechobeecattle-
mansassociation.com.


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Busy schedule doesn't slow Sebring 70s League


Special to the News-Sun
SEBRING The Sebring
Seventy and Over Softball
League met again on
Thursday, Feb. 17, as all six
teams played doubleheaders
to cover an earlier postponed
game due to weather.
In game number one, the
Rebels squeaked by the
Highlands Merchants with a
13-12 win.
Don Purdy was 3-for-3,
including a triple for the
Rebels, while Jack Grosso,
Jim Strietzel, Diz Jones, Jim
Munroe, Rollie Carlson and
Rick Vancuren also went 3-
for-3 apiece.
The Merchants Glenn
Minic went 3-for-3 with a
triple and Mike Jurmu
and Larry Ambuel each hit 3-
for-3.
The second game between
the Merchants and the Rebels
was quite a bit more active as
the Merchants came out on
top with a 21-10 score. Don
Ward went 3-for-4 with a
home run and Mike Jurmu
was 4-for-4, including a
triple.
Other notable Merchants
were Cal Bready and Larry
Ambuel having 3-for-3 hits.
Rebels Don Purdy hit a
double in his 4-for-4 times at
bat and Jim Munroe had a
double in three times up.


Going 2-for-3 were
Elwood Black, Diz Jones.
Dave Hudson, Stan Turl and
Rick Vancuren.
The first game between
Silent Salesman and Allstate
Insurance caught the
Salesman behind Allstate 10-
2 after two innings.
A valient rally by the
Salesman in the fifth inning
fell three runs short for a 15-
12 Allstate win.
Their Jimmy Quartier and
Bob MacCarrick each hit 3-
for-3.
Going 2-for-2 was Marvin
Knutilla and hitting 2-for-3
were Moe Pier, Don Day
and Rudy Pribble.
Salesman's Jim Longman
had a good day at bat going
3-for-3 with a home run. '
Bob Fahnestock also
homered and seven others
had two hits each, but it was-
n't enough to offset the
numerous bases on balls
issued to Allstate batters.
In the second game of the
doubleheader, the Allstate
boys again prevailed 11-8.
Base hits were scarce for
the Salesman as only three
batters had more than one hit
each.
Bob Fahnestock lead the
effort with 3-for-3 while Jim
Longman and Gene Hanford
each had two singles.


Fine defensive plays by Al
Taratuta. Bob Brooks and
"Spider" McMinn on hard-hit
baseline drives helped keep
the score close in the last few
innings.
The game ended as an
Allstate outfielder made an
outstanding diving catch, the
kind you see on TV.
Allstate's Don Day came
through with a triple in the
second game while Moe Pier
was 3-for-4 and Dave Crotser
and Glenn Wearsh both had
2-for-3.
The doubleheader between
Millers Heating and Air
Conditioning against the
Blue Jays was a one-sided
affair.
The first game was a win
for Millers, 10-5, with Don
Sheets going 3-for-3 with a
double.
Tom Royal and Syd
Collins each had 2-for-3.
The Blue Jays score was
attributed to Dale Baughman
having 2-for-3, including a
double.
Harley Smith had 3-for-3
and Dorah Quigg and Earl
Richardson each reached
base two times.
The second game between
Millers and the Blue
Jays ended 8-6 with Millers
as winners.
Millers' having 3-for-3


were Jim Hensley, Tom
Royal and Bob Fox, also with
a double.
The Blue Jays having 3-
for-3 were Richard Godfrey
and Hugh Mason while Dale
Baughman and Jim Johnson
had 2-for-3.
The weather was coopera-
tive and quite a few specta-
tors attended to help cheer on
the players
The Thursday slate of
games followed the Tuesday,
Feb. 15 schedule at the
Highlands County Sports
Complex in Sebring.
The unique thing about
this league is that very
few have just turned 70-years
old, but range with a few
over 80.
There is no limping around
the bases, as these fellows
flatfoot it around the bases
and score plenty of runs.
Millers Heating and Air
Conditioning started the
game against Silent Salesman
with a bang, scoring five runs
in the first inning.
After a slow start, the
Salesman did a little banging
of their own and were ahead
14-11 after five innings.
In the sixth inning, Millers
used homers and triples to
forge ahead 16-14.
Good pitching by Millers'
Dick Harmic produced three


goose eggs for the Salesman
in the last three innings.
Swinging hot bats for the
losers were Gene Hanford 4-
for-4, Stu Hayner 3-for-3 and
Russ Moody 3-for-4 with a
double.
Also picking up three hits
in four at bats were Jim
Longman, Bob Fahnestock
and "Spider" McMinn.
The Salesman's infield
also pulled off an unusual
triple play, much to the dis-
may of the Miller base run-
ners.
Millers retaliated with a
16-14 victory over the
Salesman.
Bob Fox barely missed the
cycle, having 3-for-3 includ-
ing a triple, double and sin-
gle.
Kyle Saunders and Dennis
Burkholz were both 3-for-4,
including a home run and two
singles.
Ed Lindburg and Don
Sheets were 4-for-4 with a
home run and three singles.
Another close-scoring
game was between Highlands
Merchants and Allstate
Insurance.
Both teams played good
defense but the Merchants
came out on top 9-8.
Merchants' John Schmidt
*was 3-for-3 and Cal Bready,
Glenn Minic, Ron Lewis and


Eddie Carroll were all 3-for-4
at bats.
Harold Dinel and Shawn
Kildoff each were 2-for-3.
Allstate was leading 8-3 in
the bottom of the seventh
when the Merchants rallied to
tie and then won the game in
the eighth inning by one run.
Rudy Pribble and Bob
MacCarrick each went 2-for-
4 at the plate.
The Rebels and Blue Jays
were another nip-and-tuck
game with Rebels coming out
with 17-14 win.
Rebels Don Purdy banged
out 4-for-4 including a triple
and Diz Jones was 4-for-4.
John Dignen was 3-for-4
including a double and others
going 3-for-4 were Stan Turl,
Elwood Black, Tom "Moose"
Morrissette and Fred Boyd
Dave Hudson and Rick
Vancuren were each 3-for-3.
The Blue Jays Richard
Godfrey was 3-for-4 with a
triple.
Tommy Gaiownik and
Jimmy Johnson were 2-for-5
including a double while Bob
Wilson went 4-for-5 and
Dale Baughman was 2-for-5
with four RBI.


Waltrip strategy overcomes emotions in Daytona win


Continued from 1D
ing had significant damage.
Not Sadler and Waltrip,
two longtime Sprint Cup
drivers who have more suc-
cess at restrictor-plate races
than anywhere else.
Waltrip talked openly with
broadcasters, including his
brother, Darrell, about his
strategy of staying behind
Sadler until the final turn and


then racing him to the finish
line.
It worked to perfection.
"He made a great move at
the end," Sadler said. "It does
ease the pain in the end."
Rogers finished third, fol-
lowed by Paludo, Kyle Busch
and Jennifer Jo Cobb.
Waltrip took a celebratory
lap before driving his No. 15
Toyota to-Victory Lane. He


climbed out of his car,
embraced his daughter and
then tried to explain what
winning 10 years to the day
of his first Cup victory
meant. It was a struggle.
Waltrip's truck had a bro-
ken rear spoiler, which could
have helped him slice
through the air at the super-
speedway. But Sadler said
Waltrip still would have beat


him.
"I think he still would have
won anyway," Sadler said.
"He made a really good move
off of turn four. ... Might
have been a little bit closer to
the line, but he had a lot of
momentum. That's not the
reason why. It definitely
helped some."
The 103-lap race had very
few cautions, but two big


ones. Fourteen trucks were
caught up in an accident with
26 laps remaining.
Travis Kvapil slowed up
because of a flat tire as he
drove through turn one, slid
lto the top of the track and got
turned sideways by two-time
series champion Todd
Bodine. Kvapil slammed into
the wall and started collect-
ing trucks in the mess.


Four-time series champ
Ron Hornaday, Matt Crafton,
Johnny Sauter, Jason White,
Brendan Gaughan, Max
Papis and six others sus-
tained damage.
Papis stayed in the race
and caused another crash
shortly after the restart. Papis
ran into the back of Justin
Lofton, who then sideswiped
David Starr.


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THE SCOREBOARD


EASTERN CONFERENCE
Atlantic Division
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Boston 40 14 .741 -
New York 28 26 .519 12
Philadelphia 27 29 .482 14
New Jersey 17 40 .29824%2
Toronto 15 41 .268 26
Southeast Division
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Miami 41 15 .732 -
Orlando 36 21 .632 5%V
Atlanta 34 21 .618 6%2
Charlotte 24 32 .429 17
Washington 15 39 .278 25
Central Division
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Chicago 38 16 .704 -
Indiana 24 30 .444 14
Milwaukee 21 34 .38217Y2
Detroit 21 36 .36818%2
Cleveland 10 46 .179 29
WESTERN CONFERENCE
Southwest Division
W L Pct GB


San Anton
Dallas
New Orlea
Memphis
Houston

Oklahoma
Portland
Denver
Utah
Minnesota

L.A. Laker
Phoenix
Golden St
L.A. ClippE
Sacramen


nio 46 10 .821 -
40 16 .714 6
ins 33 25 .569 14
31 26 .54415%V
26 31 .456 20%
Northwest Division
W L Pct GB
City 35 19 .648 -
32 24 .571 4
32 25 .561 4%2
31 26 .544 5%2
a 13 43 .232 23


rs

at
er
Ito


Pacific Division
W L Pct GB
38 19 .667 -
27 27 .500 9%2
e 26 29 .473 11
s 21 35 .37516%Y2
13 40 .245 23


Thursday's Games
Chicago 109, San Antonio 99
Dallas 112, Phoenix 106
Friday's Games
No games scheduled
Saturday's Games
No games scheduled
Sunday's Games
East vs. West, 8 p.m.


EASTERN CONFERENCE
Atlantic Division
W L OTPtsGF GA
Philadelphia 38 15 5 81 192 147
Pittsburgh 36 19 4 76176143
N.Y. Rangers 31 25 4 66166148
New Jersey 24 30 4 52124160
N.Y. Islanders 21 30 7 49158 195
Northeast Division
W L OTPtsGF GA
Boston 33 19 7 73185144
Montreal 31 21 7 69 154 150
Buffalo 27 24 6 60165169
Toronto 25 27 6 56150178
Ottawa 18 31 9 45131 194
Southeast Division
W L OTPtsGF GA
Tampa Bay 34 18 6 74 177 182
Washington 30 19 10 70162152
Carolina 28 23 8 64173180
Atlanta 25 24 10 60170192
Florida 24 26 7 55151 156
'WESTERN CONFERENCE
Central Division
W L OTPtsGF GA
Detroit 36 16 6 78197168
Nashville 31 19 8 70154136
Chicago 29 23 6 64183163
Columbus 29 23 6 64159175
St. Louis 26 21 9 61 151 164
Northwest Division
W L OTPtsGF GA
Vancouver 37 13 9 83197140
Calgary 30 22 8 68181175
Minnesota 31 22 5 67153153
Colorado 25 26 7 57173198
Edmonton 18 32 8 44145195
Pacific Division
W L OTPtsGF GA
Phoenix 31 19 9 71169165
San Jose 32 21 6 70163154
Los Angeles 32 22 4 68163139
Dallas 31 21 6 68162 166
Anaheim 32 23 4 68166169
NOTE: Two points for a win, one point
for overtime loss.

Thursday's Games
N.Y. Rangers 4, Los Angeles 3, SO
Boston 6, N.Y. Islanders 3
Detroit 6, Tampa Bay 2
Nashville 3, Vancolver 1
Edmonton 4, Montreal 1
Phoenix 4, Atlanta 3
San Jose 3, Washington 2
Friday's Games
New Jersey 1, N.Y. Rangers 0
St. Louis 3, Buffalo 0
Boston 4, Ottawa 2
Detroit 4, Florida 3
Carolina 3, Philadelphia 2
Minnesota 5, Anaheim 1
Columbus at Chicago, 8:30 p.m.
Saturday's Games
Atlanta at Edmonton, late
Ottawa at Toronto, late
Los Angeles at N.Y. Islanders, late
New Jersey at Carolina, late
Florida at Tampa Bay, late
Anaheim at St. Louis, late
Phoenix at Nashville, late
Dallas at Vancouver, late
Colorado at San Jose, late
Sunday's Games
Washington at Buffalo, 12:30 p.m.
Philadelphia at N.Y. Rangers, 12:30
.p.m.
Detroit at Minnesota, 12:30 p.m.
Pittsburgh at Chicago, 3:30 p.m.
Montreal vs. Calgary at Calgary, Alberta,
6 p.m.


Friday's Scores
EAST
Columbia 67, Dartmouth 60
Drexel 73, Kent St. 66
Harvard 73, Cornell 60
Ithaca 91, Hartwick 69
Penn 70, Brown 62
Princeton 58, Yale 51
Skidmore 82, St. Lawrence 69
Stevens Tech 71, Elmira 55
Utica 76, Rochester Tech 75
SOUTH
Centre 59, Rhodes 51
Emory 83, Case Reserve 64
Jacksonville 75, Kennesaw St. 60
Kentucky Qhristian 89, Crown, Tenn. 48
Louisville 71, Connecticut 58
Mercer 78, North Florida 75
Spalding 67, Covenant 63


Noon


AUTO RACING
SUNDAY
NASCAR Daytona 500 ....


LIVE

SPORTS

ON TV




. . . . . FOX


COLLEGE BASKETBALL
SUNDAY
1 p.m. Ohio State at Purdue ................. CBS
1 p.m. Florida at LSU .................... ESPN
1 p.m. Cleveland State at Old Dominion ..... ESPN2
MONDAY
7 p.m. Syracuse at Villanova ............... ESPN
9 p.m. Oklahoma State at Kansas ........... ESPN
TUESDAY
7 p.m. Illinois at Ohio State ............... ESPN
7 p.m. Virginia Tech at Wake Forest ........ ESPN2
9 p.m. Tennessee at Vanderbilt ............. ESPN


COLLEGE GYMNASTICS
SUNDAY
11:30 a.m. Florida at Georgia ................ ESPN2


COLLEGE LACROSSE
SUNDAY
3 p.m. Duke vs. Notre Dame ............... ESPN


9:30 a.m.
1 p.m.
3 p.m.
3 p.m.
7 p.m.


GOLF
SUNDAY
EuroPGA Avantha Masters ......... GOLF
PGA Northern Trust Open .......... GOLF
PGA Northern Trust Open ........... CBS
LPGA Honda LPGA Thailand........ GOLF
PGA Ace Group Classic ............ GOLF


NBA
SUNDAY
8:30 p.m. 2011 All-Star Game ................. TNT


NHL
SUNDAY
12:30 p.m. Regional Washington at Buffalo, Detroit at .
Minnesota or Philadelphia at N.Y. RangersNBC
3 p.m. Pittsburgh at Chicago................. NBC


WOMEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL
SUNDAY
2 p.m. Kentucky at Vanderbilt ................. 38
2 p.m. Auburn at South Carolina ............. SUN
3 p.m. Maryland at Florida State........... ESPN2
4:30 p.m. Mississippi Sate. at Florida ............ SUN
5 p.m. Ohio State at Purdue .............. ESPN2
MONDAY
7 p.m. Georgia at Tennessee .............. ESPN2
9 p.m. Texas at Iowa State ............... ESPN2
Times, games, channels all subject to change


MIDWEST
Bemidji St. 84, SW Minnesota St. 66
Martin Luther 87, Crown, Minn. 57
Mary 79, Concordia, St.P. 72
Minn. St., Mankato 85, Minn. Duluth 84
Minn.-Morris 76, St. Scholastica 73
Northwestern, Minn. 66, Bethany
Lutheran 61
St. Cloud St. 76, Northern St., S.D. 66
Upper Iowa 71, Minn.-Crookston 63
Va. Commonwealth 68, Wichita St. 67
Winona St. 74, Minn. St., Moorhead 56
Wis. Lutheran 88, Maranatha Baptist
87, 20T
FAR WEST
San Jose St. 62, Weber St. 46


EAST
Dartmouth 63, Columbia 51
Harvard 73, Cornell 68
lona 66, Canisius 56
Ithaca 59, Hartwick 54
Marist 60, Manhattan 42
Penn 55, Brown 43
Princeton 73, Yale 57
Rider 79, Niagara 73, 30T
Stevens Tech 54, Elmira 45
Utica 72, Rochester Tech 59
SOUTH
Brescia 74, Midway 58
Centre 77, Rhodes 69
E. Mennonite 96, Emory & Henry 75
Jacksonville 65, Kennesaw St. 60
North Florida 70, Mercer 49
MIDWEST
Concordia, St.P. 108, Mary 74
Martin Luther 83, Crown, Minn. 39
Minn. Duluth 71, SW Minnesota St. 61
Minn. St., Moorhead 66, Winona St. 51
Minn.-Crookston 80, Upper Iowa 58
Minn.-Morris 76, St. Scholastica 72
Mount Mary 96, Grace Bible 75
Northern St., S.D. 65, St. Cloud St. 52
Northwestern, Minn. 71, Bethany
Lutheran 56
Presentation 69, Northland 58
Wis. Lutheran 65, Marantha Baptist 54
FAR WEST
Stanford 78, Southern Cal 64
UC Davis 80, Seattle 75
UCLA 63, California 48


BASEBALL
American League
BALTIMORE ORIOLES-Agreed to terms
with DH Vladimir Guerrero on a one-
year contract.
CLEVELAND INDIANS-Sent RHP Joe
Martinez outright to Columbus (IL).
KANSAS CITY ROYALS-Agreed to
terms with RHP Nate Adcock, RHP
Jesse Chavez, OF David Lough, OF
Derrick Robinson and INF Clint
Robinson on one-year contracts.
TAMPA BAY RAYS-Agreed to terms
with INF-OF Joe Inglett on a minor


league contract.
National League
ST. LOUIS CARDINALS-Announced the
retirement of OF Jim Edmonds.
BASKETBALL
WNBA
MINNESOTA LYNX-Signed C Taj
McWilliams-Franklin.
FOOTBALL
National Football League
NFL-Ruled the Detroit Lions were guilty
on tampering charges and forfeit their
2011 seventh-round draft pick and
exchange 2011 fifth-round picks with
Kansas City.
CHICAGO BEARS-Signed P Richmond
McGee to a two-year contract.
HOUSTON TEXANS-Waived S Eugene
Wilson, WR Andre Davis, LB Darnell
Bing, LB Isaiah Greenhouse and DT
DeMario Pressley.
INDIANAPOLIS COLTS-Released S Bob
Sanders.
PITTSBURGH STEELERS-Designated
LB LaMarr Woodley as the franchise
player.
TENNESSEE TITANS-Named Jim
Skipper running backs assistant.
HOCKEY
National Hockey League
ATLANTA THRASHERS-Recalled D
Boris Valabik from Chicago (AHL) and
traded him and C Rich Peverley to
Boston for F Blake Wheeler and D Mark
Stuart. Sent D Paul Postma to Chicago
(AHL).
BOSTON BRUINS-Acquired D Tomas
Kaberle from Toronto exchange a 2011
first-round draft pick, F Joe Colborne
and a conditional 2012 second-round
draft pick.
CAROLINA HURRICANES-Acquired D
Derek Joslin from San Jose for future
considerations.
COLORADO AVALANCHE-Acquired G
Brian Elliott from the Ottawa Senators
for G Craig Anderson.
NASHVILLE PREDATORS-Recalled G
Mark Dekanich from Milwaukee (AHL).
NEW JERSEY DEVILS-Activated G
Martin Brodeur from injured reserve.
Sent G Mike McKenna to Albany (AHL).
Announced C Tim Sestito cleared
waivers and assigned to Albany (AHL).
NEW YORK RANGERS-Assigned F Kris
Newbury to Connecticut (AHL).
OTTAWA SENATORS-Recalled F Francis
,Lessard from Binghamton (AHL).
PHOENIX COYOTES-Placed D Ed
Jovanovski on injured reserve list.
Activated D David Schlemko from the
injured reserve list, sent to San Antonio
(AHL).
ST. LOUIS BLUES-Traded D Eric Brewer
to Tampa Bay for the rights to D Brock
Beukeboom and a 2011 third-round
draft pick.
TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING-Rassigned D
Mike Vernace to Norfolk (AHL).


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LOCAL SCHEDULE


TUESDAY: Softball vs. McKeel, 5/7:30 p.m.; BoysTennis at Lake Placid, 4 p.m.; Girls
Tennis vs. Lake Placid, 4 p.m.
FRIDAY: Baseball at Fort Meade, 7 p.m.; Softball at Okeechobee, 6:30 p.m.


Avon Park








Lake Placid


Sebring


SFCC


MONDAY: Baseball at Clewiston, 7 p.m.; Softball vs. All Saints, 6 p.m.
TUESDAY: Baseball atTenoroc, 7 p.m.; Softball vs. Frostproof, 5:30/7:30 p.m.; Boys
Tennis vs. Avon Park, 4 p.m.; GirlsTennis at Avon Park, 4 p.m.
THURSDAY: BoysTennis vs. DeSoto, 4:30 p.m.; GirlsTennis at DeSoto, 4:30 p.m,; Track
at Avon Park, 4 p.m.


TUESDAY: Baseball at Liberty, 7 p.m.; Softball vs. Winter Haven, 6/7:30 p.m.; Girls
Tennis at DeSoto, 4 p.m.
THURSDAY: BoysTennis at Hardee, 4 p.m.; GirlsTennis vs. Mulberry, 4 p.m.
FRIDAY: Baseball at Ridge, 7 p.m.; Softball at Haines City, 5:30/7:30 p.m.;Track and
Field hosts Early Bird Meet, 4:30 p.m.


MONDAY: Baseball vs. Catonsville, Md., 6 p.m.
TUESDAY: Softball vs. Indian River, 4 p.m.
WEDNESDAY- Baseball vs. Palm Beach State, 5 p.m.
THURSDAY: Softball at Lake Sumter, 4 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 Februaty 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 ($70 after March 26).
Team of Four Golfers $240 includes


green fees, cart and lunch ($280 after
March 26).
Make checks payable .to: Wings of
Faith CWC, P.O. Box 1227, Sebring, FL
33871, or register online at wingsof-
faithchristianworshipcenter.com.
Proceeds to be donated to scholarship
program for graduates attending Wings of
Faith Christian Worship Center.
For more information, call Jason
Hankerson at 253-2234; jasonhanker-
son@gmail.com or Alvin Walters Sr. at
381-5706, alvinwalterssr@yahoo.com.
Our Lady of Grace events
AVON PARK Our Lady of Grace
Catholic Church has two benefit events
coming up.
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.
The 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.









News-Sun Sunday. February 20, 2011


www.newssun.com


Devil free-throw woes end strong season


Continued from 1D
College in Kansas in June.
But, a district champi-
onship was just not enough
as Robertson was looking
for more his senior year.
"I thought coming into
this that we could win, and I
know we could have now.
We just lost our composure
at the line, and teams that
make free throws win
games," he said. "We didn't
do that tonight. They did. I
didn't want to lose this
game. I thought it was meant
for us to go, but we came up
short."
The Devils shot out in
front of Tampa Catholic


early, ending the first period
ahead 15-6, and looked like
they could go the distance.
"Man, we did not start off
like we wanted to start off,"
Tampa head coach Don
Dziagwa said. "That first
period, they surpassed us
with the box-and-one. We
could not adjust to that. I
was sure we were done."
"Avon Park is a great
team, and getting behind at
this level, that much, that
early is tough to recover
from. We were even down
seven at the half," Dziagwa
said.
The score at the break was
32-25 Avon Park.


Baseball regular season

gets underway this week


Continued from 1D
with a 7-1 win over Sante Fe
with a Colby Delaney round-
tripper being the big hit of
the game.
The win followed
Delaney's dominant pitching
performance the night before
in Thursday's 5-4 win over
DeSoto.
Four runs came in for the
Bulldogs in an uneven first
inning, which saw some con-
trol problems, timely hits and
defensive miscues.
But from there, Delaney
settled in and overpowered
DeSoto, allowing just one hit
and one walk the rest of the
way while striking out 11
over the final five innings.
"Everybody came together
and did a really nice job,"
head coach Dan Coomes
said. "Colby threw real well
and the bottom of the order


really came through.
"The key is to put the ball
in play and they did that," he
continued. "Nevada (Weaver)
is just coming out of basket-
ball, so his timing isn't there,
but he laid down a great bunt,
got on base and would come
around to score. Slade
Copeland didn't get a hit, but-
he battled and put the ball in
play to bring in the go-ahead
run."
All three county teams get
into their regular-season
schedules this week with
Sebring at Liberty Tuesday
and Ridge Friday.
Lake Placid travels to
Clewiston Monday and
Tenoroc Tuesday before host-
ing Sonrise Christian Friday
and Avon Park has off until
Friday when they make the
short trek to Ft. Meade to
take on the Miners.


News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE
Colby Delaney turned in a strong pitching performance
Thursday, striking out 14 DeSoto batters and homered in
Friday's win over Sante Fe Catholic, helping Lake Placid to
a 2-1 record in the Bill Jarrett Ford Early Bird Tournament
- in Avon Park.


But Tampa Catholic ral-
lied in the third, ending the
period tied at 53-all, and
matched the Devils basket
for basket in the fourth.
except at the free throw line.
The Crusaders were able
to net 20 of their 26 attempts
at the line.
"We could not buy a bas-
ket for a bit in the third,"
Clemons said. "Make five
more free throws, just make
there, and we come out a
winner. I am just glad we
were blessed to be district
champions. That is not a bad
run for any team."
"We were feeling the pres-
sure down the stretch. Our


$News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE
Jose Torres reaches around and looks to get a reversal in his wrestleback win over
Brandon Reyes of Panama City.

Wrestler continues Devil success at State


Continued from ID Baldridge quickly regained
For Baldridge, the wait for control and held on for the 4-
the first consolation round to 2 win, but came up hobbled
be completed may have with a heavy limp and was
seemed like an eternity helped along to the training
before he could get back into room.
action, but it did provide "He's in pain, but we've got
some extra time for a sore until tomorrow to let it rest
ligament behind his knee that and get better," Brown said.
was tweaked during his open- "I'm a little worried, but that
ing-round win. is one tough 103 pounder."
Though he didn't pile up Tough he is, but that didn't
the big points he had in his help in his quest to reach the
first match, he was fully in top two in the weight class as
control against Austin Hanold Baldridge lost a technical fall
of George Steinbrenner. in'Saturday morning's semi-
Up 4-0 with less than 20 final match to Dylan Lucas
seconds to go, the knee acted from Tampa Bay Christian.
up again, causing a flinch to Lucas, who sported a 35-2
the pain and allowing Hanold record coming into the
to get a throw for two points, match, had roared into the



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semis with an opening round
pin and a 14-2 majority deci-
sion.
Lucas' only two losses on
the season were to defending
Class 2A champion Richie
Bliss of Springstead, who
also reached the finals again
Saturday.
By simply making it to
Saturday, Baldridge assured
himself a top-six medal.
With a chance for first or
second no longer viable, a
matchup with Anthony
Petrone of Lake Highland
Prep awaited for a shot at
third place later Saturday.
See www.newssun.com for
a recap of Baldridge's finish
at the state tournament.


best hitter even missed three
down the stretch. This was a
good game, and a great win
for us." Dziagwa said. "We
hung in there and hung in
there. Sometimes you fight
all the way back and don't
take the lead. We got that
lead when we needed it."
Tampa's Lashawn
Harrison was the top scorer
on the night with 25 points.
Teammate Isiah Thomas
had 17 and Chivarsky
Corbet hit 14.
Leading the Devil offense
was Robertson with 19,
while Avierre Conner hit 18
and Reggie Baker totaled
17.


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 perform at the exhi-


bition 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.


SHS Basketball Camp


Special to the News-Sun
SEBRING The SHS bas-
ketball program will be host-
ing a basketball camp for
boys and girls, in 2nd
through 6th grade.
The camp dates are.
Monday, March 28, and
Tuesday, March 29, from 8
a.m.- 4p.m.
The cost of the camp is
$20 and is appropriate for
players of all skill levels and


experience.
Current and former Streaks
will be on hand to help with
the camp, which will also
feature contests, competi-
tions and prizes.
Campers can either bring
their own lunch or purchase
lunch there for a reasonable
price.
Please contact Coach Lee
at 441-1221, or by email at
leem@highlands.kl2.fl.us.


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO.: 28-2010-CA-001302
US BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS
TRUSTEE FOR SASCO 2005-WF4,
Plaintiff,
vs.
RAUL E. MARRERO, SR., et al,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: JESSICA R. MARRERO
A/K/A JESSICA RAMIREZ PEREZ
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS:
4515 Starfish Avenue
Sebring. FL 33870
CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
ANY fND 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 IN-
TERET AS SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES,
OR OTHER CLAIMANTS
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose
a mortgage on the following property in HIGH-
LANDS County, Florida:
LOT 322, SEBRING RIDGE, SECTION E, AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 53, OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
has been filed against you and you are required to
serve a copy of your written defenses within 30
days after the first publication, if any. on Florida
Default Law Group, P.L., Plaintiff's attorney,
whose address is 9119 Corporate Lake Drive,
Suite 300, Tampa. Florida 33634, and file the
original with this Court either before service on
Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter; oth-
erwise a default will be entered against you for the
relief demanded in the Complaint or petition.
This notice shall be published once each week for
two consecutive weeks in the News-Sun.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court on
this 10Oth day of February, 2011.
Robert W. Germaine
Clerk of the Court
By: /s/ Annette E. Daff
As Deputy Clerk
February 20, 27, 2011

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. PC 11-51
Division: Probate
IN RE: ESTATE OF
JOHN THOMAS MURPHY
A/K/A JOHN T. MURPHY
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
Tihe administration of the estate of John Tho-
mas Murphy A/K/A John T. Murphy, deceased,
whose date of death was August 19, 2010, and
whose social security number is XXX-XX-9385, is
pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands
County, Florida, Probate Division. the address of
which is 590 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring,
Florida 33870-3867. The names of the Petitioner
and the Petitioner's attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other per-
sons having claims or demands against dece-
dent's estate, including unmatured, contingent or
unliquidated claims on whom a copy of this notice
is served must file their claims with this court
WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY l30) 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, including unmatured, contingent or
unliquidated claims, must file their claims vith
this court WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOR-
EVER BARRED
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD 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 20, 2011.
Petitioner.
Tom D. Murphy
237 Silver Avenue
Lake Placid, FL 33852
Attorney for Petitioner:
Tanya Bell
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. PC 11-53
IN RE: ESTATE OF
ELIZABETH CANALE,
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of ELIZABETH
CANALE, deceased, whose date of death was
January 25, 2010, is pending in the Circuit Court
for Highlands Court, Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is 590 South Commerce Ave-
nue, Sebring,.Florida 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 served must
file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER
OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AF-
TER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and persons
having claims o0 demands against decedent's es-
tate must file their claim with this court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLI-
CATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITHIN THE TIME
PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF
THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET
FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS
OF MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this Notice is
February 20, 2011.
Personal Representative:
/s/ Jeri Canale
3104 Sunrise Drive
Sebring, FL 33872
Attorney for Personal Representative:
CLIFFORD M. ABLES, P.A.
551 SOUTH COMMERCE AVE,
SEBRING, FL 33870
(863) 385-0112
/s/ Clifford M. Ables
Florida Bar Number: 178379
February 20, 27, 2011


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No. PC11-30
Division Probate


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IN RE: ESTATE OFMARGARET SHARITS
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of Margaret
Sharits, deceased, whose date of death was No-
vember 30, 2010, is pending in the Circuit Court
for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division,
the address of which is Clerk of the Court, High-
lands County Courthouse, 530 South Commerce
Avenue, Sebring, Florida. 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 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 pet sons
having claims or demands against decedent's es-
tate mustfile their claims with this court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLI-
CATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME
PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE
FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR
MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH
IlS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this
notice is February 13, 2011.
Personal Representative:
Cassandra L. Kincaid
77 West Lee St., Suite 102
Warrenton, VA 20186
Attorney for Personal Representative:
John K, McClure
Attorney for Cassandra L. Kincaid
Florida Bar Number: 286958
MCCLURE & LOBOZZO
211 S. Ridgewood Drive
Sebring, Florida 33870
Telephone: (863) 402-188]
Fax: (863) 402-0751
E-Mail: kelly@mllaw.net
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case No,: FC11-121
GAIL GOMEZ,
Petitioner/Wife,
and
LUIS GOMEZ,
Respondent/Husband
NOTICE OF ACTION
FOR DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE
TO: Luis Gomez
Address Unknown
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action has been
filed against you and that you are required to


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serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it
on Steven D. Miller, Esq., whose address is 817
South University Drive, Suite 122, Plantation, Flor-
ida 33324 on or before March 15, 2011, and file
.the original with the clerk of this Court at High-
lands County Courthouse, 590 South Commerce
Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870-3867 before
service on Petitioner or immediately thereafter. If
you fail to do so, a default may be entered against
you for the relief demanded in the petition.
Copies of all court documents in this case, in-
cluding orders, are available at the Clerk of the
Circuit Court's office. You may review these docu-
ments upon request. .
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Court Approved Family Law Form 12.915.) Future
papers in this lawsuit will be mailed to the address
on record at the clerk's office.
WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family Law
Rules of Procedure, requires certain automatic
disclosure of documents and information, Failure
to comply can result in sanctions, including dis-
missal or striking of pleadings.
Dated: February 3,2011.
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
Deputy Clerk
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
FOR A SPECIAL EXCEPTION REQUEST
HEARING NO. 1689
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a PUBLIC
HEARING will be held before the HIGHLANDS
COUNTY Board of Adjustment on the 8th day of
March, 2011, beginning at 300 p.m., or as soon
thereafter as possible, in the County Commis-
sioners' Board Room. Highlands County Govern-
ment Center Building. 600 South Commerce
Ave., Sebnng, Florida, to consider a special ex-
ception to allow for church and church uses,
within the area described as follows: approxi-
mately 1/2 acre located on the east side of Cor-
vette Avenue, just north of Grand Prix Drive, and
legally described as follows: Lots 10 and 11,
Block 1, Sebnng Country Estates, according to the
plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 6, Page 49,
of the Public Records of Highlands County, Flor-
ida.
Any person or persons interested or affected by
this change are invited to attend this hearing. You
may submit comments in. writing to the attention
of Linda Conrad, Zoning Supervisor, P.O. Box
1926, Sebring, Florida 33871-1926, or you may
call (863)402-6638, for further information.
Please reference the above hearing number when
calling or writing.
ANY PERSON WHO MIGHT WISH TO APPEAL ANY
DECISION MADE BY THE BOARD OF ADJUST-
MENT IN PUBLIC HEARING OR MEETING IS
HEREBY ADVISED THAT THEY WILL NEED A RE-
CORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS, AND FOR SUCH
PURPOSE, THEY MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT A
VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS IS
MADE WHICH WILL INCLUDE THE TESTIMONY
AND EVIDENCE UPON WHICH SUCH APPEAL IS
TO.BE BASED.
Anyone requiring reasonable accommodation as
provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act
or Section 286.26 Florida Statutes should contact
Mr. John A. Minor, ADA Coordinator at.
863-402-6510 (Voice), 863-402-6508 (TFY). or
via Florida Relay Service 711, or by e-mail: jmi-
nor@hcbcc.org. Request for CART or interpreter
services should be made at least 24 hours in ad-
vance to permit coordination of the service.
ONE OR MORE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS MAY
BE PRESENT AT THE MEETING.
Jim Brooks, Chairman
February 20, 25, 2011
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
SOF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY
GENERAL CIVIL DIVISION
Case No. 2010-CA-001269
H9C MORTGAGE SERVICES, INC.
S. Plaintiff,
vs.
SONIA REID-SMALL; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
SONIA REID-SMALL; MICHAEL SMALL; and UN-
* KNOWN OCCUPANTS, TENANTS, OWNERS, AND
OTHER UNKNOWN PARTIES, including, if a named
defendant is deceased, the personal representa-
tives, the surviving spouse, heirs, devisees, grant-
ees, creditors, and all other parties claiming by,
through, under or against that defendant, and all
claimants, persons or parties, natural or corpo-
rate, or whose exact legal status is unknown,
claiming under any of the above named or de-
scribed defendants,
Defendants
NOTICE OF SUIT-PROPERTY
TO: UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SONIA REID-SMALL
MICHAEL SMALL
UNKNOWN OCCUPANTS, TENANTS, OWN-
ERS
AND OTHER UNKNOWN PARTIES
Residence: Unknown
i.nI.nI -I.I.:. Unknown.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to
foreclose a mortgage on the following property in
Highlands County, Florida:
LOT 5, IN BLOCK 16, OF SEBRING COUNTRY
ESTATES SECTION ONE, ACCORDING TO THE
MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 6, PAGE 49, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
has been filed against you, UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF SONIA REID-SMALL; MICHAEL SMALL; and
UNKNOWN OCCUPANTS, TENANTS, OWNERS,
AND OTHER UNKNOWN PARTIES, and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your written defenses, if
any to it, on the Plaintiff's attorney, whose name
and address is ENRICO G. GONZALEZ, P.A., 6255
East Fowler Avenue, Temple Terrace, Florida
33617, and file the original with the clerk of the
above-styled Court no later than 30 days from the
date of the first publication of this notice of action,
otherwise a judgment may be entered against you
for the relief demanded in the Complaint or Peti-
'tion.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of said Court
on February 1,2011,
Robert W. Germaine
Clerk of the Court
By: /s/ Annette E. Daft
Deputy Clerk
In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities
Act, personsneeding a special accommodation to
participatein this Hearing should contact the
A.D.A. Coordinator not later than seven (7) days
prior to the proceeding at the Florida Relay Service
at 1-800-955-8770.
February 13, 20, 2011 .
PUBLIC NOTICE
Avon Park Air Force RangeRestoration Advisory
BoardMeeting Notice

The next Restoration Advisory Board (RAB) meet-
ing for the Avon Park Air Force Range (AFR) Envi-
ronmental Restoration Program (ERP) will be held
at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 22, 2011. at
the Jacaranda Hotel on Main Street ih downtown
Avon Park, Florida. The purpose of the RAB is to
update the public on the environmental cleanup
progress at the Range and allow the public the
opportunity to provide input for the Program, Ad
ditional information may be obtained by contacting
Mike Stevens at HYPERLINK "mailtb:Michael.Ste-
vens.9@us.aftmilr MichaelStevens.9@us.af.mil
or 863-452-4247.
February 13, 20,2011
Notice of Public Availability
Statement of Basis Environmental Restoration
Program Site OF-59
Cattle Dip Vats A, C and D
Avon Park Air Force RangeAvon Park, Florida
The public is encouraged to
review and comment on the corrective measures
alternative presented in the Statement of Basis
during the Public Review Period February 13 -
March 30, 2011The Statement of Basis Is avail-
able at the Avon Park Air Force Range Headquar-
ters, Building 29For further information
contact:Mike StevensAir Force Environmental Res-
toration ProgramOL A, DET 1, 23 WG/CEVR29
South BlvdAvon Park Air Force Range, FL
33825-9381
(863) 452-4247 HYPERLINK "inailto:Michael.Ste-
vens.9@us.aft.mil"
Michael.Stevens.9@us.afmilPlease submit writ-
ten comments to:John WintersFlorida Dept. of En-
vironmental Protection2600 Blair Stone Road, MS
4535Tallahassee, FL 32399-2400850-245-8999
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deliveries of bids lhat are inccrretl!/ addressed delivered
in person, by mail or any other type of deh.'ry ser'.ce
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the above I i openings
Highlands County Locai Preference Po'icy r%,Il ap ly to the
award of ltis ITB Th Highlands Count/B Eoard of Count
Ccmmiss orers rcse res oie lgh o acrcept or re e:t any or al
bids or ar; parts thereof, and ite award, if an award is made
will be made to the mocst responsive and resdonsi0 e bidder
whose bid and qualifications indicate that ihe award wll be nI
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Florida. does ot discriminate upon the beas of any
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MEDICAL OFFICE HELP. Excellent
billing/collection, communication,
typing, computer skills & medical
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to: 863-471-3206 or email to:
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4040 Homes For Sale
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


08 0 Homes for Sale
408 Sebring
SEBRING Edgewater Village Lakeview
Dr. 2BR, 2BA, 1CG Villa. Beautifully
-furnished. New kitchen, laundry, TV.
Low Maintenance fee includes Cable
TV, Clubhouse, heated pool. Private
street. Avail Immed. 863-402-9138

41 2 Villas & Condos
4120 For Sale

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LAKE PLACID Lake Front Condo fully
furnished, 2BR, 1BA, covered parking.
Bring your toothbrush. Only $54.500.
Deb Worley Realtor. 863-465-0123

4220 Lotsforsale
LAKE PLACID'- Florida Vacant
Residential Land, 603 Archie Summers
Rd, MUST SELL! Lot is .26 acre
(11,454 sq ft) with 83' Frontage & 138'
Depth. Paved road access, with
access to electricity at property line.
Well water & septic tank are used in the
neighborhood. It has sandy ground and
a few trees. Perfect location for a home
near Lake June-in-Winter Florida State
Park where there is access to sailing,
hiking, fishing & bird watching. If
interested contact Margaret Hughes @
888-878-8918, leave message.


4320 Real Estate Wanted

ATTENTION: CASH for your Home,
Duplex, Apartment, Commercial
Property. Rapid Closing,
"As Is" Condition. 863-441-2689.
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5050 For Sale
SBRING Park Model 2BR, 1BA,
screen room with windows, Lots of new
up dates. Close to Lakeshore Mall. Lg.
patio in back, 2 sheds. Asking Mid
$20's. 863-382-9437


SEBRING MH in 55+ community.
Comletely furn 1BR, Large BA, kitchen
& D.R, L.R. & Dressing Rm. Lakefront,
Boat Ramp w/gazebo. Pets Welcome.
2900 St Rd 17, N., Lot 20.
863-402-0037, no calls before 1 pm.
SINGLE WIDE fully furnished, 2/BR,
1/BA, carport, closed patio, ceramic tile
kitchen bath patio Fla. room. Very
clean! Washer / dryer, lawn irrigation.
Owned land. $31,000. For info call
765-516-0204 or 765-482-3710


6000
Rentals


6050 Duplexes for Rent
SEBRING GREAT LOCATION!
Beautiful 2BR, 1BA, 2CP Duplex; close
to mall & US 27. W/D, screen porch,
new carpet Appl's incl., ceiling fans.
A/C, no moke.CALL 305-490-5399

j 1Villas & Condos
O 6100V For Rent
SEBRING 2BR, 2BA, tile floors
throughout, screened porch, conven-
ient location to US 27 and Hospital,
(Not 55+) gated Community, Clubhouse
& pool, vaulted ceilings. Lawn Maint. in-
cluded. $800 monthly. 863-840-1083

1 O Furnished
6 I 5 Apartments
SEBRING Downtown on the Circle.
Weekly. or Monthy, starting at $150
wkly. Includes elec. & water. No Pets.
306 circle. 863-386-9100 or
954-295-7194. Or go to Bldg. and ask
for John. 863-414-7535


6200 Unfurnished
6200 Apartments


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CASTLE HILL
Apartments
of Avon Park
Accepting Applications for 1 & 2
Bedroom Apts. Available to individuals
62 years or older, handicap/disabled,
regardless of age. For rental informa-
tion & applications please call:
863-452-6565
TDD: 711
THIS INSTITUTION IS AN
Equal Opportunity Provider
and Employer

Los Apt. de
Castle Hill
de Avon Park
Estan aceptando aplicaciones para
Apts. de 1 y 2 recamaras.
Disponible a personas de 62
ancs o mas, incapacidad fisica/mental,
no importa la edad.
Para mas information favor de Ilamar
863-452-6565. TDD: 711
Esta Institucion Es De
Igualdad De Oportunidad Al


SEBRING Harder Hall area, 2BR. 2BA,
1CG, screened porch. S750/mo.
plus & security deposit. View by
appointment. Call 863-381-6747,
leave message.
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


6320 Seasonal Property
SEBRING Weekly/Multi-Week Condo
Rentals Avail. Now. Located on Little
Lake Jackson across from Harder Hall
Golf Club. Lots of amenities. Starting
@ $500/wk. 863-385-5005, ext. 0.

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

O5 Warehouses
6550 for Rent
SEBRING 20'X40' Warehouse,
12' overhead door, on busy Highway
27 across from Lakeshore Mall.
863-385-3474


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Merchandise


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RELAX AT Lake Isis Villas
Luxurious 2BR Apartment.
Clean & Quiet Setting.
Call 863-453-2669
AVON PARK Highlands Apartments
1680 North Delaware
1 BR, 1 BA & 2BR, 2BA Available.
Central Heat & Air. Extra insulation.
1st & Sec. Call 863-449-0195
AVON PARK Apartment with balcony
overlooking Lake Verona and City Park.
100 E. Main St. Laundry Facilities.
SPECIAL: $325/mo.
863-453-8598
AVON PARK Clean, Quiet; Studios /
1BR. 1BA/2BR, 2BA Apts., from
$375/mo. New tile & appliances,
screened patios & W/D hook ups.
Students/Seniors Discount
Call 863-452-0469.
AVON PARK LEMONTREE APTS:
1 BR, 1 BA $495/mo +$200 security;
2BR, 1 BA $645/mo +$500 security.
W/D, Microwave, WSG included.
Pets WIcome. Call Alan, 386-503-8953



KEY LAKE VILLAS
LAKEFRONT LIVING IN SEBRING
2 Bedroom townhouse unit. Clean &
quiet, Screen porch, Outside patio,
Central air, Washer/Dryer hookup,
$585/mo., first & security. No Pets.
863-465-2740


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 Furnished
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 2BR, 2BA, New kitchen &
bath. 1026 Lake Sebring Dr.. Large
yard, boat docking. Furniture available.
$675 / $725. 863-386-9100 or
954-295-7194
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.


Furniture


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

7200Apparel &
S720 Household Goods
SHOES FOR SALE! All are almost
brand new! Approximately 20 pair incl
riding boots, dress shoes, athletic
shoes, etc. Szes 6 1/2 7. Will sell 1
pair or all. Make offer! 863-385-4610

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


7300 Miscellaneous
HURRICANE SHUTTERS Aluminum 15"
wide. Total of 65 in varying lengths from
33" to 87", $10 each or take all for
$350. 863-385-0759.
SHOPSMITH MARK 5, with
woodworking tools $500 Cash!
8636550342

7310 Bargain Buys
BARBIE DOLL HOUSE, 3-story
with furniture. Asking $90 obo.
863-381-1839
BED EXTENDER for Chevy Colorado
truck. $75 863-243-1633
BOAT ANCHOR (2) 251bs, $65, cash
only please. 863-699-1119
DELL XP COMPUTER. Like New
Condition. $80. Call 863-873-8201 or
863-414-0448.
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 DRIVER, PING G5, 12" 460 CC,
$70. 863-386-5445
HEDGE TRIMMER Craftsman, Gas,
18" blade, in very good condition. $40.
863-453-7027
LEATHER CHAIR beige color $30
863-471-2502
LOCKING GAS CAP Chevy Colorado
truck. $10 8632431633
ORGAN, GEM MK10. Moving....Must
Sell! Excellent Condition. Quick Sale,
$100. 863-471-3636
ROCKER / RECLINER lazy-Z-Boy blue.
$20 863-655-0342
SCOOTER for ages 6-12 yrs. Good
Condition. $15. 863-873-3801
TYPEWRITER SHARP electric $30
863-471-2502
WATER FILTRATION Reverse
Osmosis system. Good Condition. $50
obo 863-873-3801
WHEEL & TIRE (1) Large, LT 265/70
R17. $65, cash only please.
863-699-1119

7 O Garage &
73 'V Yard Sales
AVON PARK Multi-Family Sale! 403 N.
Delaney Ave, Fri-Sat, Feb 18th & 19th,
8am 2pm. Tools, Baby Items, Toys,
Furniture, & MUCH MORE!
AVON PARK LAKES MUlti-Family Sale!
3198 N. Buckingham Rd, Sun, Feb
20th, 7am-2pm. Commercial style
Restaurant stainless steel hood, House-
hold Items, Lots of Misc.
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.
SEBRING 2230 Woods and Water Ct.,
Tanglewood, Sat, Feb 26th, 7am -
2pm. Large & Small Hand & Power
Tools, Household Items, & Misc.
SEBRING MULTI-FAMILY SALE! 520
Volvo Ave, Sat Only, Feb 19th,
8am-2pm. Dolls, Jewelry, Tools, Lots of
Misc. No Early Birds!


7340 Wanted to Buy
CAR WANTED: I need a very good
used car with rather low mileage.
Do you have one for sale?
Call 863-465-0978

7400 Lawn & Garden
LESCO COMMERCIAL MOWER
Kawasaki Motor / Runs Good! $1,000
or best offer. Please call Robbie for
information 863-452-5141


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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.

7560 Medical Supplies -
MOOIZD& 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


83 50 Sporting Goods


BIG GUN SHOW
Highlands County Fair Grounds
Sebring,FL
FEB. 26TH & 27TH
SAT. 9-5; SUN. 9-4
Concealed Course At Show!
Call 321-777-7455

Recreational
8 0 Vehicles
2 KAWASAKI JET SKIS with Trailer
$800 863-464-0531
2007 36' ELITE TRAVEL TRAILER Fully
loaded w/all options incl, 2 power slide
out rooms, 2 central AC's, W/D, D/W &
micro. Non-smoke, no pets. Brand new
condition. $21,500. 863-838-3825
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


9000
Transportation

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


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Central Location,
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TTY 800-955-8771



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

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863-385-4078: TDD 771
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