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Baldridge gets Historical Society Make mealtime

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Sebring Police
Department K-9
Patrol Officer
John Garrison
and his K-9 part-
ner JR demon-
strate a few
tech-
niques
Tuesday
for mem-
bers of the
Veterans of
Foreign Wars
Post 4300.


VFW honors Sebring's top cop

K-9 officer John Garrison receives award for 2010


By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY
( /ll, ,l,', i'hll i I "-"Il n I m ,I. ,,-
SEBRING Sebring
Police Chief Tom Dettman
and the Veterans of Foreign
Wars Post 4300 honored
police officer John Garrison
with the Exceptional Duty
Award Tuesday morning.


Four times a year the officers
recognize one of their own for
service above and beyond the call
of duty. At the end of the year the
officer of the year is chosen from
those four.
Garrison's fellow officers
selected him as the Sebring Police
Officer of 2010. The VFW


bestowed the award.
Born in Jacksonville and raised
in Palm Beach County, Garrison
joined law enforcement after
working for Publix and a high end
cabinet shop.
He worked for a time with the
See VFW, page 3A


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A ride for the ages

Cracker Trail riders coming through county today,


News-Sun file photo by KATARA SIMMONS
Florida Cracker Trail riders make their way down S.R. 66 in Sebring.


Ride recalls Florida's

cattle drive history
By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY
christopher.tuffley@newssun.coin
SEBRING Every February since 1987, adven-
turers, history buffs and lovers of horses gather to
recreate a cattle drive across the state, known as
the Cracker Trail Cattle Drive. The only vehicles
are horses or horse-drawn wagons.
Depending on weather the fog Tuesday morn-
ing held up the day's start for two hours the
drive should be crossing U.S. 27 onto U.S. 98
between 11:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. today.
As many as 200 riders take part in the event.
They stop to spend the night camping out on ranch-
es along the way.
The drive, which includes no cattle, takes six
days to complete, the participants managing about
15 miles a day. The route is about 120 miles long
and roughly follows State Road 66.
Back when the same route was used to drive cat-
tle across the state, the way was difficult, and most
cattle lost 200-300 pounds on the trip.
One of the purposes of the drive is to remind
today's generation how deeply rooted ranching is
in Florida during the Civil War, for example,
Florida furnished most of the Confederate Army


News-Sun file photo by KATARA SIMMONS
Hundreds of people from throughout the state par-
ticipate in the annual Cracker Trail Ride each year.

with beef and how difficult it was moving cattle
to market back in the day.
Although not a road at the time, the Cracker Trail
as a major route used to move cattle from Central
Florida to deep-water ports on each coast.
The modern day re-creation, starting just east of

See CRACKER, page 7A


Got old


drugs? Get


rid of them


on Friday

Operation Medicine
Cabinet collected nearly
1,000 pounds in 2010
By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY
christopher.tuffley@newssun.com
SEBRING Friday, the Highlands
County Sheriff's Office and the county's
municipal police departments are hosting
the Second Operation Medicine Cabinet, in
collaboration with Drug Free Highlands.
The first such collection happened in
September of 2010. The event gathered
almost 1,000 pounds of medicine.
From 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., all kinds of
medications prescription and over the
counter will be accepted at designated
sites for safe disposal, no questions asked. It
is an ideal time to get rid of medicines that
are out of date or no longer in use.
Sheriff's spokesperson Amanda Sherley
said she hoped this year even more of these
dangerous drugs are brought in off the
streets.
Recent studies show prescription drug
abuse is increasing, and that a primary
source of those drugs is the home medicine
cabinet.
"Prescription drugs are the No. I abused
drug in the United States, now surpassing
all other illicit drugs," said Sherley. "Nine
people die daily in the state of Florida alone
due to prescription drug abuse."
Additionally, the more medicines one has
stored, the greater the possibility of an acci-
dental overdose or intentional theft.
It is not safe to simply throw medicines
away, or even flush them away.
With Operation Medicine Cabinet, the
medicines are taken to a land fill to be dis-
posed of properly.
All one has to do is deliver the medica-
tions to one of four collection sites:
HCSO at the Lakeshore Mall Office
Avon Park Police Department at 304
W. Pleasant Street, 453-6622
+ Lake Placid Police Department, 8 N.
Oak, 699-3757
Sebring Police Department, at 307 N.
Ridgewood Drive, 471-5108.
The main number for the HCSO is 402-
7200.


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Health officials advise caution about wildfire smoke


By ED BALDRIDGE
ed.baldridge@newssun.comn
SEBRING The
Highlands County Health
Department and the Florida
Department of Health issued
a health notice on Tuesday
morning concerning the dan-
gers of wildfire smoke.
Several recent wildfires in
the area, most notably one
near Lorida that has burned


into an area of muck, have
led to smoky air in the area,
especially in the mornings.
Thomas J. Moran, plan-
ning consultant for the health
department, cautioned in his
notice that wildfire smoke is
a respiratory irritant that can
cause scratchy throat or irri-
tated eyes and nose.
Smoke can also worsen
conditions such as asthma


and other chronic respiratory
or lung conditions, according
to Moran.
In the notice, Moran
advised that there are several
ways to protect yourself and
your family from the effects
of smoke inhalation, but the
key was awareness.
Citizens of Highlands
County are advised by Moran
to pay attention to local air


quality reports, news cover-
age or health warnings relat-
ed to smoke.
To lessen the breathing
problems associated with
smoke, stay inside. If you
have to go outside, use com-
mon sense when outside con-
ditions are smoky like pro-
longed outdoor activities.
It is especially important to
limit time spent outdoors for


children and persons with
existing medical conditions.
Moran said.
While indoors, run your air
conditioner, if you have one.
Keep the fresh air intake
closed and the filter clean to
prevent bringing additional
smoke inside.
For best results, run the air
See SMOKE, page 7A


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POLICE
BLOTTER

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

The following people
were booked into the
Highlands County Jail on
Monday, Feb. 21:
Carolyn Armstead, 23,
of Lake Placid, was
charged with possession
of controlled substance
without prescription; and
possession of drug equip-
ment and/or use.
Eric Antonio Barajas,
19, of Lake Placid, was
charged with trespassing
property, not structure or
conveyance; fleeing or
eluding police, failing to
obey law enforcement offi-
cer's order to stop; reck-
less driving, first offense;
assault on officer, fire-
fighter, E.M.T., etc.
Faustino Librado
Bautista, 29, of Sebring,
was detained for a munici-
pal ordinance violation.
Harrison Cannie, 57, of
Avon Park, was charged
with driving under the
influence of alcohol or
drugs, first offense.
Zaxurary Ryan Chalker,
18, of Lake Placid, was
charged with possession
of drug equipment and/or
use; and possession of
marijuana, not more than
20 grams.
+ Mark John Chamberlin,
39, of Sebring, was
charged with trespassing,
failing to leave property
upon order by owner.
Joshua Lee Dennis, 21,
of Sebring, was charged
with driving under the
influence of alcyol or
drugs, first offense.
Richard BI Ficco,
27, of Lake facid, was
charged wilt vehicle theft
or grand ftieft of motor
vehicle; dealing in stolen
property, two counts; bur-
glary of unoccupied
dwelling, unarmed; and
tampering with, fabricat-
ing or destroying physical
evidence.
Nicholas Shawn
Finigan,. 18, -i-.Avon.Park,
,was charged with sale of
f Oxycodone, Schedule II;
possession of Oxycodone
with intent to sell,
-Schedule II; possession of
*,;Alprazolam with intent to
,sell; possession of
.cannabis, not more than
22OQ.grams; and possession
of drug equipment and/or
use..
Michael Edward
George, 24, of Lake Placid,
was cliarged with cruelty
toward child, act that
could result in physical or
mental damage, posses-
sion of drug equipment
and or use.
Dylan Lawrance Lynn
Harper, 18, of Avon Park,
was charged with posses-
sion of drug equipment
and/or use; and posses-
sion of marijuana, not
more than 20 grams.
Gerson Herrera, 32, of
Miami, was charged with
fraud or swindling to
obtain property;...
Sarah Etlatbeth Keefe, ,
20, of Sebring, was


charged with..possession,
of cannabis; and posses-"
sion of drug parapherna-
lia. " -
S Jtosph Scott
Manganiello," 26, of
Sebring, was charged with
possession of drug para-
phernalia; and possession
of Alprazolam without pre-
scription.
* Tanya Lynn Mobley, 25,
of Lake Placid, was
charged with possession
Continued on page 7A


News-Sun photo by ED BALDRIDGE
Wendell and Wilma Smith tell stories from her youth in Avon Park during the Avon Park
Historical Society Dinner.


Stories stir memories at AP


Historical Society dinner


By ED BALDRIDGE
ed.baldridge@newssun.conmD
AVON PARK -It was a
night of remembrances about
growing upin Avon Park as
members of the Historical
Society gathered to share
dinner and stories at the
Jacaranda Hotel Feb. 12.
Larry Levey. outgoing
president of the society, host-
ed and played master of cere-
monies for the dinner that
stretched into the night as
people around the room
began telling stories about
their days in Avon Park..
The program jumped track
from the traditional dinner
and speaker format when
board members Jean Jordan
and Roberta Flowers began
telling stories about high
school and the marching
band in the late 1940s, but
then allowed the microphone
to wonder into the crowd.
"We had to practice every
morning at 7 a.m..'" said
Flowers. "We were a small
high school, but the march-
ing band made it to regional
and then to state many, many
times."
As the evening progressed,
the event became more of a
family affair as stories from-.
years past provided the
atmosphere.
Wendell Smith, who also
donated a hand painted pic-
ture of the old Avon Park
Pinecrest School done in the
1030s, told about his dad's
brush with the law over boot-
leg alcohol.
"My dad wanted to try out


News-Sun photo by ED BALDRIDGE
Wendell Smith presents a hand-painted picture of the old
Pinecrest Girls School to the Avon Park Historical Society.
The picture was painted by a friend of his on leave from the
Navy in the 1930s.


the local moonshine, so he
drove out to where they
cooked it. Just as he parked,
the sheriff and his deputies
showed up and began arrest-
ing people, my dad, caught in
the rush, just stood by his car
and waited to be arrested
along with the rest," Smith
explained.
"When the sheriff passed
by to escort someone to their
car, he spoke to my dad about
the raid. 'You newspaper
people know more about
what is going on then we do.
I don't know how you find
out about these things,' the
Sheriff said. At that point my
dad took out his notebook
and started taking notes for a
story," Smith explained.
Others in the room began
to discuss the Avon Park


Follies, a short-lived presen-
tation of vaudeville and bur-
lesque in town in the 1950s.
"Some of us were part of
the 'Red Hot Momas'" said
Wilma Smith.
"I was asked to sing and
dance, but after my first per-
formance, I was asked to just
dance," she joked.
The mike continued to go
around the softly light room,
and returned finally to
Jordan for the wrap-up.
"This was really .a lot of
fun. We had a good diner and
we shared some good times,"
Jordan said.


Audit should

get grants

flowing again
By ED BALDRIDGE
ed.baldridge@newssun.com
AVON PARK After a
year of hard work, the
Highlands County Homeless
Coalition is back on track
with its bookkeeping, accord-
ing to a two-year audit, and
the group hopes to regain lost
grant money.
"We brought everything up
to specs for the DCA
(Department of Community
Affairs). That means we are
eligible for grants again,"
* 'said Dick Daggett, director of
the coalition.
The Homeless Coalition
assists people in need for
utility and housing payments
to keep them in their homes,
and avoid foreclosure.
According to Daggett, the
DCA put the group's grants
on hold because of missed
dates for filing requirements
and grant reports.
"About a year ago, we had
some internal conflicts. We
had not filed our 2009 tax
return, nor had we had an
audit. The files were in disar-


ray. Canceled checks did not
match invoices and it was
hard to find anything request-
ed by the DCA. Because of
these bookkeeping issues, we
were put on hold," Daggett
said.
The bookkeeping issues
forced Florida's Heartland
Rural Consortia for the
Homeless Inc., a non-profit
agency that manages the Low
Income Home Energy
Assistance Program
(LIHEAP) grant for six coun-
ties including Highlands, to
pull the administration of an
$850,000 grant from
Highlands and place it with
Polk.
Daggett stated that the
agency lost employees
because of the removal of
grant administration.
"We were about one day
away from being shut down
in May of last year. I don't
think that anyone knew how
bad the situation was,"
Daggett said in a phone inter-
view Friday.
"The Agency was five
months behind on the utility
assistance payments.
Luckily, Progress Energy, the
City of Wauchula and others
were very understanding,"
See HOMELESS, page 7A


COMMUNITY BRIEFS


Highlands Gator
Club offers
scholarhsip
AVON PARK The
Highlands Gator Club is
offering a $1,000 scholar-
ship to qualified Highlands
County students who plan
to attend the University of
Florida in 2011.
Applications are available
now in the counseling
office at the high schools
in Highlands County and
the financial aid office at
South Florida Community
College. Applications must
be submitted by
Wednesday, March 23.
Scholarships will be
awarded in May.
Contact scholarship
chairman Melissa Keiber at
385-0468.

Family YMCA plans
western party
SEBRING The
Highlands County Family
YMCA invites the public
to their "Best in the South"
Western Party from 6-11
p.m. Saturday, March 12.
The cost is $15 per person.
Enjoy food, laughter and
fun.
Hank Mattson, the local
cowboy poet, will be
speaking. Paul Knatz will
be teaching line dancing.
Tickets are available at
the YMCA and proceeds
go to benefit families in
the community. Questions?
Call 382-9622

Tea Party Freedom
Friday changes
name
-SEBRING Tea Party
Freedom Fridays, which
meets at Beef O'Brady's,
has changed its name and
is now doing business as
the Highlands County 9-12
Project.
Verwayne Greenhoe will
host the first scheduled
meeting from 5-7 p.m.
Thursday at Beef
O'Brady's.

Sebring Village
plans trip to
Immokalee Casino
SEBRING Sebring
Village will be going to
Immokalee Casino on
April 4. The bus leaves
Sebring Village at 8 a.m.
and returns around 5:30
p.m.
Cost is $22, which
includes driver's tip. Each


'person receives $30 play
money and a $5 food
voucher. Sign up by calling
Angie Warchak, 471-2150
or Connie Hoyer at (863)
658-1128. Payment is
needed as soon as possible
with player's identification
number or driver's license.

Walking fitness
group meets
SEBRING Women
who are interested in join-
ing a walking fitness group
can meet at 1 p.m.
Monday, Wednesday and
Saturday at the corner of
Sun 'N Lake Boulevard
and U.S. 27. Hours are
flexible.
Call 385-2503 if inter-
ested in the beautiful out-
doors and enjoying a 30-
minute walk with a group.

Events planned at
lodges, posts
AVON PARK
The American Legion
Post 69 will have music by
Joe and Jackie today (call
for times). For details, call
453-4553.
LAKE PLACID
The Lake Placid Moose
Lodge 2374 will have
music with Bama Jam from
5:30-8:30 p.m. today.
Music by Franke from 6-
10 p.m. Thursday. For
details, call 465-0131.
SEBRING
AmVets Post 21 will
have akraoke by Peg and
Perry at 7 p.m. Saturday at
the Post. Sandwiches will
be available.

Telecom Pioneers
meet today
LAKE PLACID The
Telecom Pioneers (retired
telephone people) Life
Member Club will meet at
11:45 a.m. today for lunch
and a meeting at the Elk's
Lodge in Lake Placid.
Reservations are necessary.
Call Pat Jones at 465-9772
or Dee Gray at 385-2367.
The lunch is $8.75 each.
The group meets
September through April
on the fourth Wednesday,
except holidays, of the
month. All telephone
retired people and spouses
in Avon Park, Sebring and
Lake Placid are invited to
join. This is a voluntary
organization and members
help different organiza-
tions in the community.
Continued on page 5A


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News-Sun Wednesday, February 23, 2011


St. Petersburg police mourn third officer killed in less than month


By TAMARA LUSH
Associated Press
ST. PETERSBURG Police searched
Tuesday for the gunman who shot a police-
man to death the city's third officer to be
gunned down in less than a month sealing
off dozens of blocks near the Tampa Bay
Rays baseball stadium.
Officer David Crawford, a 25-year veteran
of the force, was shot around 10:30 p.m.
Monday as he was investigating a report of a
suspicious person. In January, two officers
were slain serving a warrant.


"'This city has been through hell," Mayor
Bill Foster said at a news conference. "Our
hearts are broken."
Officers gathered at Bayfront Medical
Center and saluted as a white van carried
Crawford's body out of the hospital.
"It hurts," Police Chief Chuck Harmon said
outside the hospital. "It stings. This killer has
taken someone very precious to us, a member
of our family."
Harmon said he could see the shock on the
faces of his officers.


"As I saw their faces tonight it was ... not
again," Harmon said.
St. Petersburg police said the shooting hap-
pened after two officers were called to a
neighborhood just south of Tropicana Field to
investigate a report of a prowler.
Crawford, 46, spotted a suspect and got out
of his vehicle. At 10:37 p.m., another officer,
Donald J. Ziglar, reported an exchange of
gunfire and told dispatchers an officer was


ment near his cruiser, police said. He had
been shot multiple times at close range.
"Blood, it was everywhere," said Michael
Poncedeleon, a resident who saw the shoot-
ing, told TV station Bay News 9.
"Everybody was so emotional, all the cops
were screaming," he said.
By Tuesday morning, SWAT teams, a heli-
copter, dozens of law enforcement and dogs
were searching for the gunman. There was no


down. evidence that the suspect was injured during
Ziglar found Crawford lying on the pave- the gunfire exchange, authorities said.


Libya unrest
rattles world
markets; oil
prices jump
Associated Press
NEW YORK Stocks
fell sharply and oil prices
spiked to their highest
level in two years on
Tuesday as investors wor-
ried about the increasingly
violent unrest in Libya.
Oil prices jumped 5 per-
cent to $95 a barrel
Tuesday. The fight
between protesters and
forces loyal to the Libyan
leader Moammar Gadhafi
threatens the country's oil
production. Libya is the
world's 18th largest oil
producer, accounting for 2
percent of global daily
output. It also sits atop the
largest oil reserves in
Africa.
The Dow Jones industri-
al average sank 147 points,
or 1.2 percent, to 12,244 in
afternoon trading. Bond
prices rose, sending their
yields lower.
At least 250 people have
been killed in Libya so far,
according to the U.N.
Office of the High
Commissioner for Human
Rights. Key government
officials have resigned and
air force pilots have
defected following a
crackdown on, protests in
Tripoli, Libya's capital.


News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4300 Commander John Vawter congratulates Sebring Police
K-9 Patrol Officer John Garrison, while VFW Post 4300 President of the Ladies Auxiliary
Bea Ross and Senior Vice Commander Rod Love look on.

VFW honors SPD's Garrison


Continued from page 1A
South Carolina Department
of Public Safety and joined
the Sebring force in 2007,
graduating from South
Florida Community
College's Public Service
Academy in 2008. Since then
he has attended 1,000 hours
in advanced training.
His current assignment is
as a K-9 patrol officer. He
and his partner. JR, patrol
downtown Sebring on foot.
JR has only just begun his
career on the street, but
already, under Garrison's


tutelage, he shows keen
instincts and abilities.
During a recent incident
involving a fleeing felon,
Garrison said, JR stopped in
mid-stride when another
police officer came between
Garrison and the suspect.
Garrison said at a single
command JR returned to him,
leaving the officer unhurt.
Garrison spent most of the
summer and fall in
Kissimmee training for about
seven months with the K-9
force up there.
Garrison, Dettman said.


shows great initiative.
Among other things he vol-
unteered to oversee the
Crime Prevention Program
and attends Neighborhood
Watch meetings.
"Officer Garrison 'is a
credit to the uniform and
truly is one of 'Sebring's
Finest,'" said Dettman.
Commander John Vawter;
senior vice-commander Rod
Love; junior vice-command-
er Paul Plott: and Bea Ross
the president of the Ladies'
Auxiliary made the actual
presentation.


State Snapshots


Scott sticks with
plan to kill drug
tracking in state
TALLAHASSEE -
Gov. Rick Scott has reject-
ed appeals from out-of-
state politicians to drop his
opposition to a prescription
drug tracking system.
Scott on Tuesday stuck
with his recommendation
for repealing the database
that's designed to crack
down on "pill mills" that
supply deadly painkillers
and other prescription med-
ications to drug dealers and
addicts, most of them from
outside Florida.
Scott has been urged to
change his stance in recent
days by members of
Congress from New York,
Rhode Island, West
Virginia and Kentucky.
The governor said it
would be an invasion of
patients' privacy and that
officials have wasted pri-
vate funds raised for the
project. It's been delayed
by contract challenges.

Head of agency for
people with
disabilities quits
TALLAHASSEE -
Gov. Rick Scott's pick to
head the Florida Agency
for Persons with
Disabilities has resigned
amid questions about sexu-
al activities at a group
home overseen by the


agency.
Scott on Tuesday also
said he's ordered an inves-
tigation into overspending
by the agency.
Carl Littlefield resigned
Monday night. He was
scheduled to appear
Tuesday before a Senate
committee looking into
allegations of sex among
residents of a group home
in the Hillsborough County
town of Seffner.
Littlefield, a former state
legislator, was administra-
tor for an area that includ-
ed the group home before
Scott promoted him to,
agency head on Feb. 4.

Enrollment on the
rise at state public
universities
TALLAHASSEE -
Enrollment in Florida's 11
public universities grew by
another 3 percent in the
fall of 2010, and overall
SAT and ACT admission
scores increased as well.
Data released Tuesday
by the Board of Governors
shows there were nearly
10,000 additional students
enrolled in the fall semes-
ter compared to the previ-
ous year. There was a total
of 321,503 students
enrolled compared to
312,259 in 2009.
The average SAT score
for first time college stu-
dents increased eight points
compared to 2009.


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EDITORIAL & OPINION


News-Sun Wednesday, February 23, 2011


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TODAY'S EDITORIAL


District 3 voters deserve


representation on commission


Dear Gov. Rick Scott,
We here at the News-Sun in
Highlands County, understand
just how busy you must be.


Stepping into a new and
complicated job which
may or may not be what you
expected, but is the culmina-
tion of a dream either way-
well, it has to be overwhelm-
ing.
There are all those people
you have to meet, all your
plans to set in motion, all
those legislators to win over,
all those decisions to be
made.
Compared to the excite-
ment of re-making Florida,
we can understand how our
small problems here in
Highlands County might
have slipped your notice.
At the same time, however,
we cannot sit back and wait
for your administration to
catch up to real time. We owe
it to our readers to at least try
to catch your attention.
Gov. Scott, we here in
Highlands County need you
to take action.
This is our situation: Jeff
Carlson, our county commis-
sioner representing the citi-
zens of District 3, was
arrested on Nov. 29, 2010,
accused of driving a boat
while under the influence and
being responsible for the


boating accident that cost his
wife her life.
After Carlson was arrested,
then Gov. Charlie Crist
removed him from office, as
he was mandated to do.
That occurred in early
December a few days after
the arrest.
Crist declined to name a
replacement commissioner.
He deferred the new appoint-
ment to you.
Well, sir, here we are in the
middle of February, with -
at last count 18 applicants
from whom to choose.
If you don't make a deci-
sion soon, even more people
may apply. Heck, the number
could become so big you'd
need to appoint a committee
to sort through all the paper-
work and conduct all the
interviews thereby taking
even more time.
Our problem is serious.
For over two months the
approximately 17,500 resi-
dents of Highlands County's
third district paid taxes with-
out being represented on the
county's board of commis-
sioners.
They have no say about
contentious issues currently


before the commission -
issues like who pays how
much of the costs for city
parks open to non-city resi-
dents, or how to institute
curbside recycling county
wide, or what to do about
emergency worker pensions,
or fire assessments, or
municipal annexation pro-
posals, or providing potable
water and sewer service.
Every week, important
decisions are made that
impact Highlands County
residents daily. Only now, not
only are a significant number
of our readers without a
voice, we have an even num-
ber of county commissioners
on the dais. That means tie
votes are possible and
when a vote ties, the issue is
defeated, adding more unfair-
ness to the mix.
We know that you are con-
sidering a lot of cost-saving,
budget-balancing measures.
That's all well and good. It's
just we never thought you
meant cutting back on the
number of elected officials in
government.
We feel obliged to point
out that elected representa-
tion is not the icing on the
cake. In fact, it isn't even
dessert. Elected representa-
tion is the meat of democra-
cy. It is a, core government
function, as basic as it gets.
So please, Gov. Scott, step


up to the plate and govern -
appoint us a commissioner
already.
Sincerely,
The Editorial Board of The
News-Sun


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speed rail the right call


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Thank heavens Gov. Scott
has nixed the high speed rail. I
lived in Providence R.I., 10
minutes from the train station.
High speed rail is a pleasant
way to travel. You can get to
New York City, Philadelphia,
Washington DC or Boston, in
excellent time in a well-
appointed train, but it is not
cheap either for the passen-
gers or the government, which
must fork over millions every
year in subsidies.
High speed rail doesn't
break even in the Northeast
Corridor, which is the most
heavily populated part of the
country. Why do people think
it would work here? The cities
in the Northeast Corridor are
connected by 1-95, a highway
plagued by numerous traffic
jams. If you drive, you have to
take that into consideration. I
laugh when people talk about
traffic in Florida. Obviously,
they have never been on the
Southeast expressway in
Boston, or the Cross Bronx
Parkway in New York City, or
the Beltway in Washington
DC at rush hour. Parking in
New York, Boston, or
Washington is extremely
expensive and even if you are
willing to pay, not always easy
to find. There are alternate
routes, but many of these have
tolls and there are tolls on the
bridges and tunnels, which can
add up. Yet in spite of all this,
most people going from city to
city still prefer the conven-
ience of driving themselves.
Many people living in New
York City do not have cars
and, therefore, are forced to
travel by public transportation.
That certainly is not true for
Florida. Yet, in spite of these
potential riders high speed rail
doesn't pay for itself.
I probably traveled intercity
more than most residents of
Rhode Island, going to other
cities on business, to visit rela-
tives, to shop, to go to the the-
ater or museums and 90 per-
cent of the time we drove.
Occasionally, when I was
alone and didn't want to drive
home at night, I would take
the bus. It was cheaper than
the train and the parking was
free. There were more buses
than trains and the bus station
was just as convenient as the
train station. Occasionally, I
would take the regular train.
And even more occasionally,
the high speed train, partly
because the high speed train
was more expensive, but
mostly because I had a sched-
ule and the high speed train
ran only a few times a day.


TODAY'S LETTERS


Highlands County requires E-Verify
Editor:
I am not sure why this paper hasn't informed the public of
the change the county has made to the standard County
Unauthorized Alien policy, which now requires the use of E-
Verify.
I would think this is information that is essential for any-
one who is thinking about entering into a contract with the
county after the governor issued executive order 11-02
requiring all agencies and contractors including subcontrac-
tors under the direction of the governor use E-Verify. This
made it necessary for the county to make this change,
because Highlands County or any agency who receives state
grants is under the direction of the governor.
E-Verify is free and assures that employers are hiring legal
workers. Information on registration for and use of the E-
Verify program can be obtained via the Internet at the U.S.
Citizenship and Immigration Service's Web site:
http://www.uscis.gov. And visit our web site at www.ameri-
canpartyofflorida.com.
Bill Youngman
Chairman, Highlands County American Party of Florida
Sebring

Public employees have earned benefits
Editor:
One of the difficult choices, public versus private sector
employment was a choice facing many in the post World
War II era and thereafter. With memories of the depression,
the choice of a guaranteed, though small salary motivated
many to choose teaching, law enforcement and government
jobs instead of the uncertainty of chasing the pot of gold in
the private sector.
A promised pension and health insurance (less costly to
government than pay raises ) seemed to sweeten the pot.
Thus over the years public sector employees were content to
be less affluent than their counterparts in the private sector,


secure in the knowledge that at least their future and retire-
ment was not subject to the uncertainties of the stock market
and the fluctuations in value of the 401K plans.
Now, however, with the contractions of the wage markets
and high unemployment in formerly lucrative endeavors, the
public sector has become the scapegoat of our financial
woes. Conservative pundits call for the abolition of collec-
tive bargaining rights and civil service, advance irrelevant,
apples to oranges comparisons to private sector practices and
call for'requiring contributions to health and retirement
plans, ignoring the fact that these "benefits" were bought
and paid for with lower salaries and lifestyles over the years.
The financial crisis brought about by years of excess bor-
rowing and regressive taxes will now be cured by scape-
goating the teacher, police and other government employees
by depriving them of their "just due" to balance the budget.
While carping about the cost of public service pensions
and benefits, our governor supports a virtual elimination of
taxes in the business sector, rewarding the rich while impos-
ing the entire burden of the current short fall on public sec-
tor employees.
Randy Ludacer
Lake Placid

Bouquet
Only in America
Editor:
The other day I went to the Fairmount Movies and the
cashier gave me a coupon for a short stack at IHOP. So
Friday I stopped for lunch at IHOP and presented my
coupon.
I had a stack of pancakes that were delicious, soft and
fluffy. The service was excellent and all I paid for was a cup
of coffee!
Thank you Fairmount Movies and IHOP. Only in America!
Dave Bara
Sebring


From The
Right Side
Dale OZeary
My husband commuted to
Boston. He could have taken
the train, but he preferred the
freedom of driving. Trains run
on schedules and many people
want to control the time they
leave. They don't want to have
to rush to catch the last train
or bus.
Why didn't I take public
transportation more often?
Although the train is faster
than driving, that doesn't
count driving to the station,
parking the car, buying the
ticket, waiting for the train,
getting out of the train station
on the other end, and then
finding a taxi, bus, or subway
to take you to your final desti-
nation or having someone pick
you up. And this is no easy
thing, since the stations are
located in the heart of the
cities and the traffic and park-
ing near them is horrendous.
New York City, Boston, and
Washington DC all have
extensive subway,,taxi, and
bus service. Pulling your
wheeled suitcase, off the train,
up the escalators, and on to
another mode of transporta-
tion; you can with difficulty
and some expense make it to
most sections of these cities
and their suburbs, but it will
take time and effort. Do
Tampa and Orland offer the
same kind of end of the line
service?
Of course, if I had more
than a small wheeled suitcase,
the train was out of the ques-
tion. There was no way I was
going to pull two suitcases
through the stations. Or if
there were several people trav-
eling together, such as myself,
my husband and our four chil-
dren and all the luggage, the
car just made more sense.
Is it impossible for people
who want to get from Tampa
to Orlando to do so now?
There is a highway. There are
buses. Tourists who fly in can
rent a car.
Building a state of the art
high speed rail system would
not change people's habits.
People would still choose to
drive and the system would
become a burden on tax pay-
ers. Gov. Scott was right to
say no.

Dale O'Leary of Avon Park is a
writer and lecturer and author
of "The Gender Agenda:
Redefining Equality and One
Man, One Woman."


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News-Sun Wednesday, February 23, 2011


Loose Change Band takes stage


Special to the News-Sun
SEBRING The Loose Change Band, a
five-piece bland in Sebring with a lot of local
talent, will hit the stage from 9 p.m. to I a.m.
Saturday at Duffer's Sports Grille.
The band features John Lomanto (aka
Johnny 5) on bass guitar and vocals; Steve
Baker on guitar, synthesizer and vocals; Tony
Suazo on guitar, synthesizer and vocals; Patti
Lomanto doing vocals and percussion; and
Lew Dunham on drums. Loose Change plays
a wide variety of music including rock, coun-
try, country/rock, southern rock, classic rock,
classic country and more. The diversity of the
band's ability to play in different musical
styles is enhanced by the 30-'plus years of
experience each band member has acquired.
There is no cover charge. Everyone must
be 21 years old to enter after 9 p.m. During
the dinner entertainment it is open to individ-
uals of all ages.
Other free musical entertainment scheduled
for this weekend includes Rick Arnold per-
forming from 6-9 p.m. with some originals
and country hits. Then Billy "Griff" Griffis
with Southern Style Karaoke will be on stage
,from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. for everyone to sing and
dance.
Bob Weed Live is still happening at
Duffer's from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday. Midweek
Blues & Jazz features Two Bits from 6-9 p.m.


Courtesy photo
John Lomanto, aka Johnny 5, will play bass
guitar and sing with the Loose Change Band
at Duffer's Sports Grille in Sebring this
Saturday.

every Wednesday. Billy Glades continues to
perform from 6-9 p.m. Thursday followed by
J & B Karaoke from 9 p.m. to I a.m.
Duffer's is at 6940 U.S. 27 North. For
details, call 382-6339.


First to be inducted into Mega Mileage Club


NASA: All looking good for

Thursday shuttle launch


By MARCIA DUNN
AP Aerospace Writer
CAPE CANAVERAL -
NASA moved closer
Tuesday to sending space
shuttle Discovery on its
final voyage after a nearly
four-month delay.
Shuttle managers said the
countdown is going. well.
What's more, there's an 80
percent chance of good fly-
ing weather Thursday.
Launch time is 4:50 p.m.


This will be the 39th
flight for NASA's oldest
surviving shuttle. Discovery
first rocketed into orbit in
1984. This time, Discovery
is headed back to the
International Space Station.
It will drop off a humanoid
robot as well as an oversize
closet full of space station
supplies.
A veteran crew of six will
be on board. One of the two
spacewalkers Stephen


Bowen joined the team
just last month. He's substi-
tuting for astronaut Timothy
Kopra, who was injured in a
bicycle crash.
All six are eager to get
going.
"Just landed after some
T38 (trainer jet) flying
around the Cape. A little g
(gravity) loading before
launch. Beautiful!" astro-
naut Nicole Stott said in a
.Twitter update Tuesday.


OBITUARIES


JEANNE P. BAIR
Jean P. (Watson) Bair, age
83, of Lake Placid, Fla., was
taken homd to The Lord on
Friday, Feb. 18, 2011.
Jeanne was born in
Cincinnati, Ohio, but .lived
most of her life in Ohio,
New York and Florida. She
attended St. Vincent
Schools in Mt. Vernon, Ohio
and later worked for the Mt.
Vernon Telephone
Company. Her mother was
Myrtle May (Biggs)
Watson, of Mt. Vernon, and
her father was Walter
Harold Watson, of
Cincinnati, Ohio. Jean was
most proud of her stepfa-
ther, Carl Nethers of Mt.
Vernon, Ohio.
Jeanne married Raymond
E. Bair 63 years ago at
Chapel 11 on Fort Jackson,
S.C. They had two sons,
David of Loveland, Ohio
and Jeffrey of Lake Placid,
Fla. David and his wife
Suzanne gave Jeanne a
grandson, David Jr. and
granddaughter, Samantha
Jeanne and both grandchil-
dren live in the greater
Cincinnati, Ohio area.
Jeanne had one half-brother,
Robert (Cheryl) of Mt.
Vernon, Ohio.
Jeanne and Ray lived 40
years in the Finger Lakes
Region of western New


York before making Lake
Placid their permanent
retirement home. They had a
home in Lake Placid since
1990 and began full-time
residency in 2004. Jeanne
had her own business, J.P.
Miniatures and Doll Shop in
Canandaigua, N.Y., for a
number of years and was an
avid doll collector, winning
numerous awards for her
creative miniature displays.
Jeanne's religious prefer-
ence was Catholic. To honor
her, the family has request-
ed, in lieu of flowers, dona-
tions may be made to Good
Shepherd Hospice of
Sebring, 4418 Sun 'N Lake
Blvd., Sebring, FL 33872,
and extend their heartfelt
thanks to all the profession-
als of Good Shepherd
Hospice. Arrangements
have been entrusted to:
Stephenson-Nelson
Funeral Home
Sebring, Florida 33870
863-385-0125
www.stephensonnelsonfh.com


SANDRA JOAN IVY
Sandra Joan Ivy, 62, of
Sebring, Fla., passed away
Thursday, Feb. 19, 2011 in
Sebring. She was born Feb.
26, 1948, to Eldon Ray and
Hazel (Thompson) Farwell
in Arcadia, Fla. and grew up


in Hardee County before her
move to Sebring in the mid
1980's. She was a 1965
graduate of Hardee Sr. High
School and was active in
band and 4-H throughout
school. She was a Licensed
Practical Nurse, attending
the South Florida
Community College nursing
program in 1996, and
worked for Sebring Nursing
Services and Kenilworth
Care and Rehab Center. She
was a member of Gardner
Baptist Church, the Gem
and Mineral Club, Kiwanis
and American Kennel Club.
She is survived by her
mother, Hazel Farwell of
Gardner, Fla.; sons, David
Ray Ivy, Sebring, Fla. and
Robert Ivy, Houston, Texas;
brother, Richard Farwell,
Gardner; and one grand-
child, Nolan Ray Ivy.
Memorial services will
take place at 2 p.m. on
Thursday,. Feb. 24, 2011 at
Gardner Baptist Church.
Memorial donations may be
made to Hope Hospice,
4840 Sun 'N Lake Blvd.,
Sebring, FL 33872.
Arrangements have been
entrusted to:
Stephenson-Nelson
Funeral Home
Sebring, Florida 33870
863-385-0125
www.stephensonnelsonfh .com


Courtesy photo
Chandler Gowan (fifth-grader, left) and Wade Gilbert (fourth-grader) are the first two stu-
dents at Woodlawn Elementary School to be inducted into the 2010-2011 Running for Feet
Mega Mileage Club for walking/running 10 miles.



COMMUNITY BRIEFS


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Sebring Country
Estates plan carry-in
dinner
SEBRING The Sebring
Country Estates Civic
Association Inc. will hold its
monthly carry-in dinner at 6
p.m. Thursday at the club-
house, 3240 Grand Prix
Drive (behind Walmart). The
featured guest speaker will
be Helen Arnold with the
Southeastern Guide Dog
Association of Bradenton,
sponsored by the Lion's
Club.
There will also be a 50/50
drawing. Please bring your
favorite covered dish to
share.
The dinner is open to resi-
dents and guests of Sebring
Country Estates and Grand
Prix Heights subdivisions
and is held every fourth
Thursday of the month. New
members are invited and
welcome to come and share
in the fellowship, presenta-
tion and the association's
mission to preserve the
neighborhood and to find
ways of improving it. Come
as a guest to find out the
benefits of being a member.
The annual $10 per person
membership dues are
payable at the dinner, at
ladies cards every Thursday
at 12:30 p.m., or at the busi-
ness meeting held every sec-
ond Thursday of each month
at 7 p.m. The clubhouse is
also available for rentals to
the public for any upcoming
special events.
For more information on
rentals, call 382-6792.

Woman's Club plans
bunco game
LAKE PLACID The
GFWC Lake Placid


Woman's Club is planning a
game of Bunco at 1 p.m.
Thursday at the clubhouse,
10 N. Main Ave.
Desserts and cash prizes
will be offered. Cost is $5
per person.
For more information, call
465-3163.

Dessert Card Party
slated
SEBRING The GFWC
Woman's Club of Sebring,
4260 Lakeview Drive
(across the street from
Veteran's Beach) will host a
dessert card party at 11:30
a.m. Thursday. The event is
open to players of cards,
bridge and other games.
Cost is $3 per person. Call
385-7268 for reservations.

Garden Club of
Sebring holds card
party
SEBRING The Garden
Club of Sebring is hosting
its annual card party at the
Sebring Civic Center on
Thursday, March 3.
The party will start at 10
a.m. and finish at 2 p.m.
Cost is $8 a ticket. The
price includes lunch and a


EARLY BIRD
( I SPECIAL


20% OFF
& All menu items*
*Excludes Alcohol


raffle with many prizes.
Tickets for the silent
auction may be purchased at
the door.
Interested parties are
encouraged to bring the
game of their choice and
enjoy a day of fun and fel-
lowship. Proceeds will go to
the Garden Club of Sebring
Scholarship Fund.
Call 471-0778 for reserva-
tions.

Racing 4 Rights
plans garage sale
AVON PARK Did you
know it's time for spring
cleaning? Do you have any-
thing that you'd like to get
rid of? Consider donating
that bicycle or sofa to the
Racing 4 Rights garage sale.
Someone will even come
pick it up.
Help this organization to
help those with disabilities
to lead healthy and inde-
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be picked up no later than
Friday, March 4 for the
garage sale on Saturday,
March 12.
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The following is a
list of commonly
used household
materials which
will be accepted
at the Household
Hazardous Waste
Collection:
Solvents
* Muriatic Acid
* Cleaning Supplies
* Brake Fluid
* Hearing Aid
Batteries
* Used Oil
* Rechargeable
Batteries
* Clothing Spot
Cleaner
* All Paints
* Automotive
Cleaners
* White Out"/Liquid
Paper
* Paint Remover
* Antifreeze
* Liquid Auto
Polishers
* Wood
Preservatives
" Auto Batteries
* Pool Chemicals
* Carpet Cleaner
* Water Sealers
*Unknown
Chemicals
* Liquid Furniture
Polish
* Paint Thinner
* Carburetor
Cleaners
* De-Greasers


Saturday

March 5, 2011

8:30am

till

2:30pm

Barkley

Street


Driving Directions from Sebring:
Highway 27 South to Skipper Road
Left onto Skipper Road
Left onto Twitty Road
Right onto Barkley Street

For more information,
call

(863) 655-6400


HOUSEHOLDS



ONLY

Small businesses

please contact the

Recycling Dept.

for proper

disposal of

hazardous

materials.

Oil and Batteries

accepted in

unlimited

quantities during

this scheduled

collection and also

during normal

operating hours at

the Recycling

Dept.

7 a.m.- 3p.m.


ACCEPTED ELECTRONICS
END OF LIFE ELECTRONICS: Computer, Monitors, Keyboards,
Terminals, Televisions, Stereos, Printers, Fax Machines, VCRs, DVD
Players, Video Cameras, Video Game Consoles, Wireless Devices.


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Page 6A

Five-Day forecast for Highlands County
TODAY THURSDAY FRIDAY


News-Sun Wednesday, February 23, 2011


SATURDAY


SUNDAY


National Forecast for February 23
,,, Shown are noon positions of weather systems and precipitation.


Fog in the morning; partly
sunny
780 /570
Winds: NE at 6-12 mph


Fog in the morning; mostly
sunny
820 /590
Winds: SE at 6-12 mph


Pensacola
*70/56

Almanac
Temperature
Readings at Archbold Biological Station in Lake Placid
High Friday ........................................ 82"
Low Friday ............................................ 43
High Saturday .................................. 82
Low Saturday ..................................... 44
High Sunday ................................... 80
Low Sunday ......... .......................... 47
High Monday ......................................... 84
Low Monday .......................................... 50
Heat Index
For 3 p.m. today
Relative humidity .............................. 48%
Expected air temperature ................... 78
Makes it feel like ................................ 76
Barometer
Saturday ......................................... 30.16
Sunday ....................................... 30.09
M onday .......................................... 30.07
Precipitation
Saturday ................................... 0.00"
Sunday ........................................... 0.00"
M onday .......................................... 0.00"
Month to date ................................. 0.22"
Year to date ......................................... 2.87"
Tides
Readings at St. Petersburg
High .......................................... 6:26 a.m.
Low ......................................... 10:20 a.m.
High .......................................... 4:56 p.m.
Low ................................................. none
Readings at Palm Beach
High ........................................ 12:15 a.m.
Low .................................... ....... 6:06 a.m .
High ......................................... 12:27 p.m.
Low .............................................. 6:35 p.m .
Lake Levels
Readings as of 7 a.m. yesterday
Lake Jackson ................................ 78.36'
Lake Okeechobee ........................... 12.29'
Norm al ............................................... 14.51'
UV Index Today
The higher the AccuWeather.com UV Index' number,
the greater the need for eye and skin protection.


7 5


10 a.m. Noon 2 p.m. 4
0-2 Low; 3-5 Moderate; 6-7 Hig
8-10 Very High; 11+ Extreme
Forecasts and graphics provide
AccuWeather, Inc. 2011
AccuWeather.c


Mostly sunny

820 /590
Winds: SSW at 8-16 mph




Tallahassee
75/48

Apalachicola
070/52


Pleasant with plenty of
sunshine
820 /580
Winds: S at 6-12 mph


Regional Summary
Partly sunny today; patchy morning fog, then pleasant dur-
ing the afternoon. Mainly clear tonight; patchy late-night
fog. Patchy fog tomorrow morning; otherwise, mostly
sunny. Friday, Saturday and Sunday: mostly sunny.


Avon Park
*,78/57 ,,- )
Sebring
S 78/57
S" *Lorida
... i l 76/57


78/55


Brighton
80/58 *


Venus
81/55



Farm Report
Partly sunny today; fog in the morning, then
pleasant. Winds northeast 6-12 mph. Expect
4-8 hours of sunshine with average relative
humidity 65% and fair drying conditions.

Weather History
A blizzard on Feb. 23, 1936, in Donner Pass,
Calif., trapped more than 750 motorists;
seven died.


Thursday
6:54 a.m.
6:24 p.m.
12:29 a.m.
11:19 a.m.
Full


Mar 19


.- Fort Myers
So.. )- 82/60
9A


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


' .I'.I, :.unln, and nice


830 / 61
Winds: SSE at 8-16 mph


Jackson
72/52.





4Gainesville
76/51

Ocala
7652


Winter I
79/57


ville


42" ii.L. -----
/4 2 -'- "
Houston .
73/63


Daytona Beach Cold wv... su"i...ry- .
74/55 V y V .Miami
A T-Storns Rain Sh' .-o. ra ,-I.., li 80/66
-o I~n so -1 [*7o. 1 | 1t_'_

Orlando 1: _l-s] os os II 20S5 IosI jS I405 S 701 o 0 s O i
78/56 National Summary
A large dome of high pressure will have firm control of the East Coast today, promoting widespread dry weather.
The high will keep the Northeast quite cool, but not as frigid as today. The cool air will also filter into the Carolinas.
Meanwhile, milder air will pour northward into the Midwest and southern Plains. With moisture from the Gulf
t. ) of Mexico present, drizzle will start the day across eastern Texas.-r ... i rn,.j .. :ur ahead of a cold front
returning light snow to the northern Plains.
Haven
U.S. Cities


Okeech
78/59
$


I'


W
) 8


For
81/



. i


Naples
80/60


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

Florida Cities


hobee
City
Albuquerque
Atlanta
Baltimore
Vest Palm Beach Birmingham
2/63 Boston
Charlotte
Cheyenne
Chicago
t Lauderdale Cleveland
/6,i ( Columbus
Dallas
j. .Denver
Detroit
Miami HarrisBurg
80/66 Honolulu
f Houston
SIndianapolis
Jackson, MS
Kansas City
Lexington
Little Rock


Today Thu. Fri. Today Thu. Fri.
City Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W City Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W
Cape Coral 82/58/pc 83/60/s 83/60/s Miami 80/66/pc 79/68/s 79/66/s
Clearwater 79/58/s 79/62/s 80/62/pc Okeechobee 78/59/s 80/62/s 81/60/s
Coral Springs 80/64/s 78/66/s 79/62/s Orlando 78/56/pc 81/59/s 83/60/pc
Daytona Beach 74/55/s 77/60/s 81/61/pc Pembroke Pines 81/65/pc 82/64/s 81/63/s
Ft. Laud. Bch 81/67/s 79/69/s 80/67/s St. Augustine 70/55/s 72/58/s 78/60/c
Fort Myers 82/60/pc 83/62/s 82/61/s St. Petersburg 78/58/pc 79/62/s 79/63/pc
Gainesville 76/51/pc 78/54/s 77/58/c Sarasota 78/57/pc 78/60/s 77/61/s
Hollywood 81/65/pc 81/64/s 81/63/s Tallahassee 75/48/s 74/55/s 77/56/sh
Homestead AFB 79/65/pc 77/66/s 79/62/s Tampa 79/59/pc 78/63/s 77/62/pc
Jacksonville 72/52/s 75/54/s 79/57/sh W. Palm Bch 82/63/s 78/66/s 80/64/s
Key West 80/68/s 78/70/s 79/68/s Winter Haven 79/57/pc 80/60/s 82/61/s
Weather (W): s-sunny, pc-partly cloudy, c-cloudy, sh-showers, t-thunderstorms, r-rain, sf-snow
flurries, sn-snow, i-ice.


Today
Hi/Lo/W
54/32/pc
62/48/s
40/23/s
66/52/pc
36/17/s
55/35/s
41/15/c
40/27/pc
38/30/pc
46/34/pc
65/60/c
48/18/pc
34/28/pc
36/20/s
81/68/pc
73/63/sh
48/34/pc
70/59/c
52/27/c
54/42/pc
58/51/c


World Cities
Today
City Hi/Lo/W
Acapulco 88/70/s
Athens 56/50/sh
Beirut 68/57/s
Berlin 26/17/s
Bermuda 60/55/sh
Calgary 4/-12/sn
Dublin 54/43/pc
Edmonton 0/-14/pc
Freeport 78/62/pc
Geneva 44/38/pc
Havana 86/61/s
Hong Kong 71/64/s
Jerusalem 67/45/s
Johannesburg 73/55/t
Kiev 20/18/sf


Thu.
Hi/Lo/W
52/29/s
67/56/pc
50/36/pc
74/58/c
41/32/pc
60/52/pc
38/16/c
38/24/pc
43/28/i
47/31/r
77/44/t
49/21/c
42/25/i
44/34/pc
82/68/s
75/57/c
48/28/r
76/58/c
40/22/r
50/39/r
67/47/r


Thu.
Hi/Lo/W
90/68/s
56/51/r
70/62/s
33/21/s
60/58/pc
-4/-14/pc
55/45/pc
-4/-15/pc
77/63/s
40/37/r
86/63/s
74/66/pc
68/56/s
75/53/t
20/19/pc


Fri.
Hi/Lo/W
56/32/pc
69/44/sh
52/34/r
67/44/pc
40/26/sn
69/40/r
28/13/sn
36/24/c
35/21/c
39/26/c
63/49/pc
38/19/c
34/19/c
42/26/sn
80/68/s
78/50/pc
39/27/c
70/43/pc
37/25/c
45/28/c
58/40/pc


Fri.
Hi/Lo/W
88/71/s
55/46/sh
70/54/pc
36/25/s
64/61/s
16/14/s
52/39/r
15/10/s
79/64/s
47/36/pc
86/64/s
75/67/pc
63/44/s
71/53/t
20/13/c


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



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


Today
Hi/Lo/W
62/46/s
55/43/pc
58/53/c
38/27/pc
38/14/c
58/46/pc
74/61/pc
38/29/s
44/31/s
64/48/pc
38/27/s
66/45/pc
40/26/s
32/5/s
40/26/sn
51/33/s
32/23/s
50/37/c
54/41/pc
36/28/sn
42/26/s


Today
Hi/Lo/W
52/43/r
26/10/s
10/3/c
56/43/pc
32/14/s
27/10/s
85/76/t
52/30/s
88/77/t
78/60/s
36/24/s
34/24/sn
29/19/s
23/14/c
19/-3/sn


Thu.
Hi/Lo/W
60/46/pc
52/38/r
69/48/r
36/23/pc
23/7/pc
61/49/r
75/62/c
46/39/pc
58/46/pc
60/34/r
45/37/pc
66/46/s
45/33/r
36/25/pc
38/20/sn
61/52/pc
43/29/c
51/31/r
54/46/r
32/14/sn
51/41/pc


Thu.
Hi/Lo/W
55/43/pc
36/30/sn
8/1/c
56/45/pc
37/26/sn
31/24/sn
86/76/t
54/31/s
86/77/t
84/61/s
40/30/c
36/17/c
34/23/s
17/11/pc
5/-12/pc


Fri.
Hi/Lo/W
62/50/pc
45/32/c
55/43/pc
31/20/c
16/0/c
54/36/pc
74/52/pc
44/31/r
72/40/r
50/35/pc
48/29/r
70/49/pc
39/24/sn
39/19/sn
32/16/pc
69/40/r
37/18/sn
44/32/c
52/39/r
30/14/pc
56/33/r


Fri.
Hi/Lo/W
54/45/c
32/12/sn
15/11/c
60/43/s
36/6/sn
34/14/sn
86/76/sh
56/33/c
86/77/r
85/63/c
39/17/c
34/19/pc
35/28/s
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Page 7A


Helping keep Lake Placid Beautiful


Courtesy photo
Mike Eisenhardt, coordinator for Keep Lake Placid Beautiful accepts a check from Jean Warren, president of Sylvan
Shores Homeowners Association. Keep Lake Placid Beautiful is an ongoing project supported by grants and local organiza-
tions in the Lake Placid area. There for the presentation was Eileen May (right), chief executive officer, Greater Lake
Placid Chamber of Commerce.



Smoke causes health officials to issue warning


Continued from page IA
conditioning with re-circulat-
ed air.
But Moran also advises
caution for those without an
air conditioner. Staying
inside with the windows
closed may be dangerous in
extremely hot weather. In


these cases, seek alternative
shelter.
Additionally,. Moran
advised that to help keep par-
ticle levels lower inside, try
to avoid using anything that
burns, such as wood fire-
places, gas logs, gas stoves
and even candles.


Do not vacuum, which
stirs up 'particles already
inside your home. Also, do
not smoke tobacco.
Follow your doctor's
advice about taking medi-
cines and following your
asthma management plan if
you have asthma or other


lung disease. Moran advises
anyone effected should call
your doctor if your symp-
toms worsen.
For additional informa-
tion, contact the Highlands
County Health Department at
382-7219 or www.healthy-
highlands.com


Continued from page 2A
of harmful new legend drug
without prescription, four
counts; possession of con-
trolled substance without pre-
scription, two counts; pos-
session of drug equipment
and/or use; and cruelty
toward child, act that could
result in physical or mental
damage.
* Jose Pina, 35, of
Bradenton, was charged with
driving while license sus-
pended, first offense.
* Carlos Earl Pyatt, 24, of
Avon Park, was charged on
Defiance 'County, Ohio war-
rant for trafficking marijuana,
two counts.
* Julian Cornelious
Smallwood, 27, of
Jacksonville, was charged
with larceny or petit theft,
first offense; dealing in stolen
property; battery, touch or
strike; resisting or obstruct-
ing officer without violence;
violation of injunction to pro-
tect against domestic vio-
lence, two counts.

The following people were
booked into the Highlands
County Jail on Sunday, Feb.
20:
* Darrin Leonard Bailey, 43,
of Avon Park, was charged
for giving false identification
to law enforcement officer;
and driving while license sus-
pended, first offense.
* Ronald Leslie Hope, 20, of
Lake Placid, was charged with
possession of drug equip-
ment and/or use; and posses-
sion of marijuana, not more
than 20 grams.
* Jackson Payne Sloan, 21,
of Sebring, was charged with
driving while license sus-
pended, first offense.
* Michael Stephen Sramek,
24, of Sebring, was charged
with possession of
Alprazolam with ,intent to
manufacture, sell or deliver.

The following people were
booked into the Highlands
County Jail on Saturday, Feb.
19:
* Lewis Gunter, 53, of Avon,
Park, was charged for driving
while under the influence of
alcohol or drugs.
* Robert Powers, 44, of
Sebring, was charged on an
out-of-county warrant for
reckless driving; possession
of cocaine; possession of
drug equipment and/or use;
and driving under the influ-
ence of alcohol or drOgs, third
violation within six months.
* Michael Vincent
Vandenbogaert, 30, of Venus,
was charged with domestic
violence or cruelty toward
child, infliction of physical or
mental injury.


* Thomas Willie Vanhorn,
46, of Avon Park, was
charged with driving while
license suspended, habitual
offender.
* Ismael Cisneros Vazquez,
56, of Avon Park, was
charged with driving under
the influence of alcohol or
drugs and damaging proper-
ty; hit and run, leaving the
scene of crash involving dam-
age to property without leav-
ing information.
* Steven Victor Woertz, 43,
of Lake Placid, was charged
with driving under the influ-
ence of alcohol or drugs.

The following people were
booked into the Highlands
County Jail on Friday, Feb. 18:
* Robert Edwin Bell, 30, of
Avon Park, was charged with


false identification given to
law officer; and operating
motor vehicle without valid
driver license.
* Dylan Steven Downing, 18,
of Lake Placid, was charged
with possession of drug
equipment and/or use; and
possession of marijuana, not
more than 20 grams.
* Karen Michelle Edwards,
47, of Lake Placid, was
charged with fraudulent use
of credit card to obtain goods,
larceny or theft of a credit
card; exploiting of elderly or
disabled adult; and larceny,
petit theft, first degree.
* Jose Angel Garcia, 23, of
Wauchula, was charged with
larceny, petit theft, first
degree.
+ Karen Jensen Howard, 52,
of Sebring, was charged with


expired driver license, no
more than five months.
* Gerardo Abagail Matos,
27, of 1004 Forest Road,
Sebring, was charged for fail-
ure to register as a sexual
offender.
* Judson Wayne Owens, 21,
of Avon Park, was charged for
-simple battery.
* Leticia Perez, 21, of
Wauchula, was charged with
larceny, petit theft, first
degree.
* Justin Andrew Serva, 29,
of Sebring, was charged with
manufacturing of cannabis.
* Craig Allen Wells, 45, of
Avon Park, was charged with
possession of firearm by con-
victed Florida felon.
Eric Shavon Williams, 23, of
Lake Placid, was charged with
battery, causing bodily harm.


Cracker Trail Ride to

cross county today


Continued from page 1A
Bradenton and marching to
Fort Pierce where the drive
culminates in a parade
through town.
People forget the
Spanish introduced cattle
to Florida more than 500
years ago, as well as the
horses and dogs needed to
herd them.
The cattle adapted well
to Florida, although they
were on the smaller side.
They roamed at will


through the unfenced inte-
rior. In fact, cowboys were
known as cow hunters
because of that. They were
also called "crackers"
because of the whips they
used to coax the cattle out
of the scrubs. Once col-
lected, the cattle were
taken to either seacoast,
exchanged for gold and
shipped to Cuba.
The drive is expected to
spend tonight at the
Ashton Ranch in Lorida.


Homeless Coalition

completes audit


Continued from page 2A
Daggett explained.
"We are back on track
now. Everything is up to
DCA standards, and we are
expecting a meeting soon.
We sent out the audit on
Feb. 2 or 3,and now it is up
to them, but we hoping for
the best," he said.
The coalition's two-year
audit came up aces, Dagget
said, and hopefully, the
group can replace staff lost


during the troubles.
"The books are in order,
and the auditors found no
concerns. We are currently
looking at getting back to
previous levels, and hiring
staff again, but that depends
on Tallahassee. If we don't
get the grants again, we
will have to maintain at
current levels and reapply,"
Dagget said.
"I have no idea when
they will make their deci-
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By CANDICE CHOI
AP Personal Finance Writer
NEW YORK Credit
card holders are facing fewer
interest rate hikes and fork-
ing over sharply less in late
fees.
A year after new regula-
tions curbed a spate of ques-
tionable billing practices,
federal officials say over-
the-limit penalty charges
have also been dramatically
curtailed. The findings come
from the newly created
Consumer Financial
Protection Bureau, which'
will assume responsibility
for administering the regula-
tions once it's officially up
and running this summer.
The agency is set to pres-
ent three sets of data at a
conference it's hosting
Tuesday on the one-year
anniversary of the Credit
Card Accountability,
Responsibility and
Disclosure Act, or the CARD
Act. Here are the highlights:

Fees & Rate Hikes
Penalty charges overall
are down. In January of last
year just before the regu-
lations took effect card-
holders paid $901 million in
late fees. That amount was
more than halved to $427
million by November,
according to the agency.
Also, the number of
accounts assessed late fees
fell by nearly 30 percent.
One reason for the drop in
late fees is a new $25 cap on
penalty charges. The fee can
rise to $35 only if there's a
second violation within a


one year
six-month period. That
helped bring the average late
fee down to $23, from $35.
Consumers also benefited
from new rules on interest
rates. Issuers can no longer
hike rates on existing bal-
ances or in the first year
after an account is opened.
Cardholders must also be
given 45 days' notice before
the rate is hiked on new pur-
chases.
Before the le-i..i.,0ns,.
about 15 percent of accounts
saw rate hikes over the
course of a year. That figure
fell to just 2 percent in the
year after the new rules took
effect, according to data sup-
plied to the CFPB by the
Office of the Comptroller of
the Currency.

Card Issuer Policies
A separate survey of the
nine largest card issuers
found that two-thirds no
longer charge over-the-limit
fees.
Before the regulations,
card issuers would often
approve transactions that
caused cardholders to exceed
their credit limits. The cus-
tomers would then be
charged fees as high as $39.
Now customers cannot be
penalized for going over
their limits unless they opt
in for such transactions to go
through.
The dropping of over-the-
limit fees shows "much of'
the industry has gone further
than the law requires," said
Elizabeth Warren. the
Harvard professor who is
charged with setting up.the


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The CARD act has been in effect for one year, and con-
sumers are seeing a difference.


Consumer Financial
Protection Bureau. Still, she
noted in prepared remarks
that some issuers responded
to the regulations by looking
for ways around them.
That's why the agency
will focus on continuing to
make information about card
prices easier to understand.
Warren said.

Consumer
Understanding
The need for greater clari-
ty in pricing was evident in
another survey the agency
conducted among con-
sumers. Although 30 percent
of respondents said they
were not at all familiar with
the CARD Act, most report-
ed noticing changes that it
brought about. For example,


most consumers noticed that
payments are now due on the
same day each month and
that statements contain new
information about the pro-
jected interest costs of mak-
ing only minimum payments.
About a third of customers
who noticed the new disclo-
sures said it caused them to
take action, either by making
larger payments or by curb-
ing spending.
Still, a third of respon-
dents who carried balances
said they don't know how
much they paid in interest
last year on their primary
credit card.
To sharpen consumer
understanding of the cost of
credit, Warren said the
agency will look at improv-
ing transparency without an
overreliancece on rules."


Nelson still hopeful

for high-speed rail


Associated Press
BOYNTON BEACH -
U.S. Department of
Transportation attorneys
were meeting with represen-
tatives of Gov. Rick Scott
on Tuesday to try and reach
agreement on a high-speed
rail line in Florida, which
the governor has steadfastly
opposed.
Democratic Sen. Bill
Nelson said he remained
optimistic the Tampa-to-
Orlando rail plan would
move forward once Scott's
administration realizes it
can be built without finan-
cial risk to the state. Scott
rejected $2.4 billion in fed-
eral money for the project.
Nelson said Scott "was
just as open to it as any-
thing" in a conversation the
two men had Sunday at the
Daytona 500. But in com-
ments a day later, the
Republican governor said
he wasn't convinced there
was any plan that would
take away taxpayer risk.
"I said. 'Governor, I have
talked directly to the secre-
tary of transportation,"'
Nelson recounted in an
interview with The
Associated Press. "He
assures me that there is a
way of holding the state
harmless so that there is no
financial responsibility."


A private entity would be
created to oversee the rail
line, Nelson said, and the
winning bidder 'would
assume all financial respon-
sibility for construction.
operation and maintenance.
Nelson is among numer-
ous politicians of both par-
ties .who have criticized
Scott's decision to refuse
federal funding for the proj-
ect, which backers said
would cover 90 percent of
its cost.
But he said Scott told
him, based on his staff's
conversations with the
Department of
Transportation, he didn't
believe the state could'
escape without financial lia-
bility.
"There's a miscommuni-
cation there." Nelson said.
he told Scott, "because I1
'heard it straight from the
department's secretary as,
well as his general counsel."
In a speech to the Greater
Boynton Beach Chamber of
'Commerce on Tuesday
morning. Nelson hailed the
rail plan as a way to remake
transportation and to reduce
dependence on foreign oil.
He also maligned a polit-
ically fueled legislative
process in which, he said
"there's no room in the mid-
die to build consensus."


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Home prices hit post-bust

lows in most big cities


By DEREK KRAVITZ
AP Real Estate Writer
WASHINGTON Home
prices in a majority of major
U.S. cities tracked by a pri-
vate trade group have fallen
to their lowest levels since
the housing bubble burst.
The Standard &
Poor's/Case-Shiller index
fell in December from
November in all but one of
the 20 cities it tracks. The 20-
city index declined I percent.
The only market to see a
gain was Washington. D.C.
Eleven of the markets hit
their lowest point since the
housing bust. in 2006 and
2007: Atlanta. Charlotte.
N.C.. Chicago, Detroit, Las.
Vegas, Miami. New York,
Phoenix, Portland, Ore..
Seattle and Tampa.
The damage from the real
estate bubble now spreads
well beyond Las Vegas,
Phoenix and Miami, which
built frantically during 'the
mid-2000s. In many places,
prices are expected to keep
falling for at least the next


six months.
"Unlike the 2006 to 2009
period when all cities saw
prices move together, wesee
some differing stories around
the country, said David M.
Blitzer. chairman of the
Index Committee at Standard
& Poor's.
Some of the worst declines
are in cities hit hard by fore-
closures, which are forcing
prices down. Many people
are holding off making pur-
chases because they fear the
market hasn't hit bottom yet.
The housing recovery is
uneven across the United
States, with coastal cities in
California and the Northeast
faring much better than the
Midwest and Southeast. One
exception is Dallas, which
has avoided some of the big
losses seen elsewhere.
The Case-Shiller report
measures home price increas-
es and decreases relative to
prices in January 2000 and
gives an updated three-month
average for the metropolitan
areas it looks at.


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1050 egals
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. PC-11-36
Division
IN RE: ESTATE OF
ROBERT M. WARRICK
a/k/a ROBERT MARION WARRICK
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(Summary Administration)
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS
AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE:
You are hereby notified that an Order of Sum-
mary Administratiqn has been entered in the es-
tate of Robert M. Warrick a/k/a Robert Marion
Warrick, deceased,. File Number PC-11-36, by the
Circuit Court for HIGHLANDS County, Florida, Pro-
bate" Division, the address of which is 590 South
Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870; that the
decedent's date of death was August 16th 2009;
that the total value of the estate is $7,000.00
and that the names and addresses of those to
whom it has been assigned by such order are:
Name and Address
Robert A. Warrick
3440 E. Independence
Road Attica, IN 47918

Ronald W. Warrick
704 Grant Street
Williamsport, IN 47993
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED
THAT:
All creditors of the estate of the decedent and
persons having claims or demands against the
estate of the decedent other than those for whom
provision for full payment was made in the Order
of Summary Administration must file their claims
with this court WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET
FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA
PROBATE CODE.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER APPLICABLE
TIME PERIOD,.ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS
OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
' The date of first publication of this Notice is
February 16th, 2011.
Person Giving Notice:
Robert A. Warrick
3440 E. Independence Road
Attica, IN 47918
Ronald W. Warrick
704 Grant Street
Williamsport, IN 47993
BREED & NUNNALLEE, P.A.
Attorneys for Personal Representative:
325 NORTH COMMERCE AVENUE
SEBRING, FL 33870
Telephone: (863) 382-3154
By: /s/ Thomas L Nunnallee
Florida Bar No. 0062162
February 16, 23, 2011
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY
Case #: GC 10-1179
Division:
CARLA RENEE BENNETT, Personal Representative
ESTATE OF DAVID L. MARSH, deceased,
Plaintiff(s),
-vs.-
JOSE L. GONZALES, JR., JENNIFER TABOR, JOSE
LUIS GONZALES, SR., WARREN SNYDER and
ELIZABETH SAGER, and STATE OF FLORIDA
Defendant(s)
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: Elizabeth Sager.
Residence and Address unknown
Last known address: 1570 W. Poinsettia Rd.
Avon Park, FL
or if any of the aforesaid persons is dead, then his
or her unknown heirs, devisees, legatees or grant-
ees; and any and all other persons or parties
claiming by, though, under or against them; and
all claimants, persons or parties, natural or corpo-
rate, or whose exact legal status, if known, claim-
ing under any of the above named or described
Defendants) or parties or claiming to have any
right, title or interest in and to the lands hereinaf-
ter described as Defendant(s).
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an Action to


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1050 Legals
foreclose an Agreement for Deed for the following
described property, to wit: .
The West 45 feet of Lot 4 and the East 30 feet of
Lot 5, MORNING SUN MANOR, according to the
plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 6, Page 46,
Public Records of Highlands County, Florida.
has been filed against you and you are required to
serve a copy of your written defenses, if any to it,
on the Plaintiff(s) attorney, whose name and ad-
dress is: David F. Lanier, Esq., P.O. Box 400,
Avon Park, Florda 33826-0400, and file the origi-
nal with the Clerk of the above styled Court on or
before March 25, 2011, otherwise a judgment
may be entered against you for the relief de-
manded in the Complaint.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of said Court
on February 14, 2011.
ROBERT W. GERMAINE
Clerk of said Circuit Court
By: /s/ Annette E. Daff
Deputy Clerk
February 16, 23; March 2, 9, 2011
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY
Case #: GCS 10-1379
Division:
CARLA RENEE BENNETT, Personal Representative
ESTATE OF DAVID L. MARSH, deceased,
Plaintiffss,
-vs.-
PABLO RODRIGUEZ and ROILAN RODRIGUEZ
Defendants)
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: Roilan Rodriguez
Last known address: 905 W. Pleasant St.
Avon Park, FL 33826

Pablo Rodriguez
Last known address: 18560 SE 24th Place
Silver Springs, FL 34488
or if any of the aforesaid persons is dead, then his
or her unknown heirs, devisees, legatees or grant-
ees; and any and all other persons or parties
claiming by, though, under or against them; and
all claimants, persons or parties, natural or corpo-
rate, or whose exact legal status, if known, claim-
ing under any of the above named or described
Defendants) or parties or claiming to have any
right, title or interest in and to the lands hereinaf-
ter described as Defendant(s).
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an Action to
foreclose an Agreement for Deed for the following
described property, to wit:
Lot 9, Block 176, WOODLAWN TERRACE SUBDI-
VISION, according to the plat thereof recorded in
Plat Book 1, Page 96, Public Records of High-
lands County, Florida.
has been filed against you and you are required to
serve a copy of your written defenses, if any to it,
on the Plaintiff(s) attorney, whose name and ad-
dress is: David F. Lanier, Esq., P.O. Box 400,
Avon Park, Florida 33826-0400, and file the origi-
nal with the Clerk of the above styled Court on or
before March 25, 2011, otherwise a judgment
may be entered against you for the relief de-
manded in the Complaint.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of said Court
on February 14, 2011.
ROBERT W. GERMAINE
Clerk of said Circuit Court
By: /s/ Ahnette E. Daff
Deputy Clerk
February 16, 23; March 2, 9, 2011
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY
CASE NO.: 2009-CA-000028
GREEN TREE SERVICING, LLC
Plaintiff,
vs.
ROBERT DANIEL MEDLOCK, JR.; NANCY MED-
LOCK
Defendant(s).
AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order
rescheduling Foreclosure sale dated January 11,
2011, entered in Civil Case No. 2009-CA-000028
of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in
and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein
GREEN TREE SERVICING, LLC, Plaintiff and ROB-
ERT DANIEL MEDLOCK, JR. are defendantss, I will
sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, AT
THE JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT
OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE LO-
CATED AT 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, SE-
BRING, FLORIDA AT 11:00 A.M., March 4, 2011,
the following described property as set forth in
said Final Judgment, to-wit:
LOT 16, IN BLOCK 57, OF ORANGE BLOSSOM
COUNTRY CLUB COMMUNITY UNITS 13
THROUGH 19 INCLUSIVE, UNIT 16, ACCORDING
TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 10, PAGE 6, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE
SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN
THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE
LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60
DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
DATED at SEBRING, Florida, this 11th day of
January, 2011.
ROBERT W. GERMAINE
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
Highlands County, Florida
By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
Deputy Clerk
ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF:
SHAPIRO & FISHMAN, LLP
4630 Woodland Corporate Blvd.
Suite 100
Tampa, FL 33614
(813)880-8888
February 16, 23, 2011


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subscribers in Highlands County, Polk County,
Hardee County and surrounding areas. A sneak
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receive any other level of TV service. Additional
equipment may be required to receive certain
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to receive certain services. HDTV service may require
certain levels of service or subscription to Premium
channels for some programming. Certain services
are available separately or as part of another level of
service. Comcast service is subject to Comcast's
standard terms and conditions of service. After a
notice of a re-tiering of a TV service, you may
change your level of service at no additional charge
for a period of 30 days from the effective date of the
change. Otherwise, changes In the services you
receive at your request may be subject to the
installation/re-pair pricing listed. Programming,
channel loca-tions and packaging are subject to
change. Services not available in all areas,
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product offerings, please visit www.comcast.com
February 23, 2011
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. PC 11-56
IN RE: ESTATE OF
CAROLYN S. PELLA,
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of CAROLYN
S. PELLA, deceased, whose date of death was
January 3, 2011, and whose social security num-
ber is 197-20-1921, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Divi-
sion, the address of which is 590 S. Commerce
Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870. The names and ad-
dresses of the personal representative and the
personal representative's attorney are set forth
below.
All creditors of the decedent and other persons
having claims or demands against decedent's es-
tate on whom a copy of this notice is required to
be served must file their claims with this court
WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NO-
TICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against dece-
dent's estate must file their claims with this court
WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PE-
RIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733,702 OF THE
FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED. ,
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET
FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS
OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this Notice is
February 16, 2011.
Co-Personal Representatives:
/s/ Thomas P. Pella
5235 Kenilworth Boulevard
Sebring, FL 33870
/s/ Edward E. Pella
904 Lake Josephine Drive
Sebring, FL 33872
Attorney for Co-Personal Representatives:
/s/ James L. Livingston
Florida Bar No. 0031259
445 S. Commerce Avenue
Sebring, FL 33870
Telephone: (863)385-5156
January 16, 23, 2011

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF AND FOR THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,
STATE OF FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No.: #11-43-PCS
IN RE: THE ESTATE OF
CHARLES B. WILLIAMS
DOD: 12/26/2010
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of CHARLES
B. WILLIAMS, deceased, File Number 11-43-PCS,
who died, is pending in the Circuit Court for High-
lands County, Florida, Probate Division, the ad-
dress of which is 590 Commerce Avenue, Se-
bring, Florida 33870. The names and addresses
of the personal representative and the personal
representatives 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
within three months after the date of the first pub-
lication of this notice must file their claims with
this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE
OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and persons
having claims or demands against the decedent's
estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.


ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITHIN THE TIME
PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF
THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET
FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIMS FILED TWO (2)
YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE
OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this Notice
is February 23, 2011.
/s/ Rita Williams
RITA WILLIAMS
Personal Representative
/s/ Gregg S. Kamp
Gregg S. Kamp, Esquire
Gregg S. Kamp, P.A.
Florida Bar No. 0045292
6155 South Florida Avenue, Suite 10
Lakeland, Florida 33813
(863)646-3531
Attorney for Personal Representative
February 23; March 2, 2011


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. 10000250PCS
IN RE: ESTATE OF
JAMES W. HUFFMAN, JR.,
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of JAMES W.
HUFFMAN, JR,, deceased, whose date of death
was April 30, 2010. File Number 10000250PCS,
is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands
Court, Florida, Probate Division, the address of
which is 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring,
Florida. The names and addresses of the per-
sonal representative and the personal represen-
tative's attorney are set forth below.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT:
All creditors of the decedent and other persons
having claims or demands against decedent's
estate on whom a copy of this notice is served
within three months after the date of the first pub-
lication of this notice must file their claims with
this Court, WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLI-
'CATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY 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 or demands against the estate of
the decedent must file their claim with this court
WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO, FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET
FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM TWO (2) YEARS OR
MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH
IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this Notice is
February 23, 2011.
Personal Representative:
/s/ Nicholas G. Schommer
NICHOLAS G. SCHOMMER
329 South Commerce Avenue
Sebring, Florida 33870
Attorney for Personal Repiesentative:
/s/ Nicholas G. Schommer
Nicholas G. Schormmer, P.A.
329 South Commerce Avenue
Sebring, Florida 33870
(863)385-5139
February 23; March 2, 2011

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO, PC 11-59
Division Probate
IN RE: ESTATE OF
LEWIS W. GREENHALGH AKA
LEWIS WARREN GREENHALGH
Deceased,
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of LEWIS W.
GREENHALGH AKA LEWIS WARREN GREEN-
HALGH, deceased, whose date of death was De-
cember 2, 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
addresses 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
estate on whom a copy of this notice is required
to be served must file their claims with this court
WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NO-
TICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against dece-
dent's estate must file their claims with this court
WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THIE TIME PERI-
ODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733,702 OF THE
FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED,
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET
FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS
OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of l his Notice is
February 23, 2011.
Personal Representative:
Alan C. Greenhalgh
1600 NE Dixie HighwayBldg. 10-208
Jensen Beacll, Florida 34957


Attorney for Personal Representative:
Beth Teardo Prinz
Attorney for Alan C. Greenhalgh
Florida Bar Number: 0786462
Spraker & Prinz
815 Colorado Avenue
Suite 103
Stuart, Florida 34994
Telephone: (772) 220-0212
Fax: (772) 220-0422
E-Mail: sprakerp@bellsouth.net
February 23; March 2, 2011

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 10-362 GCS


BANKUNITED
Plaintiff,
vs.
MARJORIE FRANCIS A/K/A MARJORIE A. FRANCES;
OSWALDO K. FRANCIS; GOLF VILLAS AT PLACID
LAKES COMMUNITIES HOMEOWNERS
ASSOCIATION, INC.; UNKNOWN PERSONS)
INPOSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY,
Defendants,
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final
Judgment of Foreclosure dated January 31,
2011, and entered in Case No. 10-362 GCS, of
the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit In and
for HIGHLANDS County, Florida. BANKUNITED is
Plaintiff and MARJORIE FRANCIS A/K/A MARJO-
RIE A. FRANCES; OSWALDO K. FRANCIS; UN-
KNOWN PERSONS) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUB-
JECT PROPERTY; GOLF VILLAS AT PLACID LAKES
COMMUNITIES HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION,
INC.; are defendants. I will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash atlN THE JURY ASSEMBLY
ROOM, IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS
COUNTY COURTHOUSE LOCATED AT 430 SOUTH
COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FL, IN HIGH-
LANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, at 11:00 a.m., on the
1st day of March, 2011, the following described
property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to
wit:
UNIT 114 OF GOLF VILLAS AT PLACID
LAKES COMMUNITIES WHICH IS MORE PARTICU-
LARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:ALL THAT
CERTAIN PROPERTY LYING BELOW (BUT NOT
ABOVE) A HORIZONTAL PLANE, THE ELEVATION
OF WHICH IS 118.17 FEET AS ESTABLISHED BY
THE NATIONAL GEODETIC VERTICAL DATUM AS
CORRECTED IN 1929 AND WHICH IS BOUNDED
BY AND LIES WITHIN THAT CERTAIN PLOT, OR
PARCEL DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:COMMENCING
AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF TRACT E-E
COUNTRY CLUB COMPLEX OF PLACID LAKES
SECTION ELEVEN, AS PER PLAT RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 74, OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA;
THENCE RUN SOUTH 1 DEGREE 13' EAST ALONG
THE EEAST LINE OF TRACT E-E FOR A DISTANCE,
OF 313.80 FEET; THENCE RUN SOUTH 88 DE-
GREES 47' WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 66.67
FEET; THENCE RUN SOUTH 1 DEGREE 13' EAST
FOR A DISTANCE OF 13.66 FEET FOR.THE POINT
OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE SOUTH 1 DE-
GREE 13' EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 16.67 FEET;
THENCE RUN NORTH 88 DEGREES 47' EAST FOR
A DISTANCE OF 29.67 FEET; THENCE RUN
SOUTH 1 DEGREE 13' EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF
0.33 FEET; THENCE RUN NORTH 88 DEGREES
47' EAST, FOR A DISTANCE OF 6.00 FEET;
THENCE RUN NORTH 1 DEGREE 13' WEST FOR A
DISTANCE OF 17.33 FEET; THENCE RUN SOUTH
88 DEGREES 47' WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 6.00
FEET; THENCE RUN SOUTH 1 DEGREE 13' EADST
FOR A DISTANCE OF 0.33 FEET; THENCE RUN
SOUTH 88 DEGREES 47' WEST FOR A DISTANCE
OF 29.67 FEET TO THE POINT OF
BEGINNING.CONTINUE SOUTH 1 DEGREE 13'
EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 16.67 FEET; THENCE
RUN NORTH 88 DEGREES 47' EAST FOR A DIS-
TANCE FO 29.67 FEET; THENCE RUNSOUTH 1
DEGREE 13' EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 0.33
FEET; THENCE RUN NORTH 88 DEGREES 47'
EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 6.00 FEET; THENCE
RUN NORTH 1 DEGREE 13' WEST FOR A DIS-
TANCE OF 17,33 FEET; THENCE RUN SOUTH 88
DEGREES 47' WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 6.00
FEET; THENCE RUN SOUTH 1 DEGREE 13' EAST
FOR A DISTANCE OF 0.33 FEET; THENCE RUN
SOUTH 88 DEGREES 47' WEST FOR A DISTANCE
OF 29.67 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING.A
person claiming an interest in the surplus from the
sale, if any, other than the property owner as of
the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within
60 days after the sale. Dated this Ist day of
February, 2011.
ROBERT W. GERMAINE
As Clerk of said CourtBy:
/s/ Priscilla MichalakAs Deputy Clerk
February 16, 23, 2011
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Notice of Board Meetings
The Board of Supervisors of the Spring Lake Im-
provement District has established Board meeting
dates for the remainder of fiscal year 2011. The
meetings will take place at the District Office, 115
Spring Lake Blvd., Sebring,Florida 33876. The
Board meetings will begin at 10:00 a.m. and are
open to the Public. The dates are as follows:
March 9, April 13, May 11, June 8, July 13,
August 10, and September 14.
EACH PERSON WHO DECIDES TO APPEAL ANY
DECISION BY THE BOARD WITH RESPECT TO ANY
MATTER CONSIDERED AT THE MEETING IS AD-
VISED THAT PERSON MAY NEED TO ENSURE
THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEED-
INGS IS MADE, INCLUDING THE TESTIMONY AND
EVIDENCE UPON WHICH SUCH APPEAL IS TO BE
BASED.
Joe DeCerbo
District Manager
February 23, 27, 2011
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case#: GC10-175-GCS
CARLA RENEE BENNETT, Personal Representative
ESTATE OF DAVID L MARSH, Deceased
Plaintiffss,
vs.
AMY CATHERINE GREEN, CATHY MICHELLE
BROWN and WAYNE E. BROWN, JR., Heirs of
MARYLIN JEAN BROWN, a/k/a MARILYN BROWN,
a/k/a MARILYN J. BROWN, Deceased and any un-
known heirs of MARYLIN JEAN BROWN, de-
ceased, et al
Defendants)
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a final de-
cree of foreclosure entered in the above entitled
cause in the Circuit Court of Highlands County,
Florida, I will sell the property situate in Highlands
County, Florida, described as:
Lot 14, Block 136, SUNILAND SUBDIVISION, ac-
cording to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat
Book 2, Page 30, of the Public Records of High-
lands County, Florida.
at public sale, to the highest and best bidder for
cash, at the Commerce Street Entrance of the
Highlands County Courthouse in Sebring, Florida,
at 11:00 a.m. on the 1st day of March, A.D.
2011.
WITNESS my hand and official seal of this
Honorable Court, this 1st day of February, A.D.
2011.
ROBERT W. GERMAINE
As Clerk of said Circuit Court
By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
Deputy Clerk
February 16, 23, 2011
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 09-1768-GCS
HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK,
Plaintiff,
vs.
KENNETH F. POE; RUSSELL R. HARRIS; AND ANY
AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN
NAMED DEFENDANTS) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN
TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UN-
KNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS
SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR
OTHER CLAIMANTS; TENANT #1, TENANT #2,
TENANT #3, AND TENANT #4, THE NAMES BE-
ING FICTITIOUS TO ACCOUNT FOR PARTIES IN
POSSESSION,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45
Notice is given that pursuant to a Final Judg-
ment in Foreclosure Against Defendant, KEN-
NETH F. POE, dated the 31st day of January,
2011, in Case No. 09-1768-GCS, of the Circuit
Court of tile Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for High-
lands County, Florida, in which HIGHLANDS INDE-
PENDENT BANK is the Plaintiff and KENNETH F.
POE is the Defendant, I will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash in the Highlands County
Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Se-
bring, Florida at 11:00 A.M., on the 1st day of
March, 2011 the following described property as
set forth in the Final Judgment of Foreclosure
Against Defendant, KENNETH F. POE, and de-
scribed as follows:
A portion, of the West 1.5 Acres of Parcel "H",
SPRING LAKE VILLAGE VI, as shown on the plat
thereof as recorded in Plat Book 10, Page 21 of
the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida;
LESS AND EXCEPT the West 595 feet thereof; be-
ing more particularly described as follows:
Commence at the Northwest corner of Parcel "H",
SPRING LAKE VILLAGE VI, as shown on the plat
thereof as recorded in Plat Book 10, Page 21, of
thie Public Records of Highlands County, Florida,
thence North 62degrees 08'00". East, along the
North line of said Parcel "H", for 595.00 feet to
tihe Point of Beginning; thence North 62degrees
08'00" East, along the North line of said Parcel
H", for 163,35 feet; thence South 27degrees
52'00" East, for 400.00 feet to the South line of
said Parcel IH"; thence South 62degrees 08'00"
West along said South line, for 163.35 feet;
thence North 27degiees 52'00" West foi 400,00
feIet to tire Point of Beginning,
Real Property Address: 5775 U.S. 98, Sebring, FL
33876
Real Properly Tax ID#:
C-15 35 -30-060 -POHO-0000,
DATED on February 1, 2011.
ROBERT W. GERMAINE
As Clerk of Said Couirt
S By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
As Deputy Clerk
IF YOU ARE A SUBORDINATE LIENIIOLDER
CLAIMING A RIGHT 1O FUNDS REMAINING AF1TR
1HE SALE, YOU MUST FILE A CLAIM 1OF LIEN









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1050 Legals
WITH THE CLERK NO LATER THAN 60 DAYS AF-
TER THE SALE. IF YOU FAIL TO FILE A CLAIM,
YOU WILL NOT BE ENTITLED TO ANY REMAINING
FUNDS.
February 16, 23, 2011


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 10-1261-GCS
HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK,
Plaintiff,
vs.
MWM INSURANCE AND FINANCIAL SERVICES
INC.; M. WAYNE McFARLAND; WELLS FARGO
BANK, N.A.; f/k/a FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF SE-
BRING; SUNTRUST BANK; AND ANY AND ALL
UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH,
UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED DE-
FENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD
OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES
MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS,
DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS;
TENANT #1, TENANT #2, TENANT #3, AND TEN-
ANT #4, THE NAMES BEING FICTITIOUS TO AC-
COUNT FOR PARTIES IN POSSESSION,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45
Notice is given that pursuant to a Final Judg-
ment in Foreclosure Against Defendants, MWM
INSURANCE AND FINANCIAL SERVICES, INC; and
M. WAYNE McFARLAND, dated the 31st day of
January, 2011, In Case No. 10-1261-GCS, of the
Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit In and
for Highlands County, Florida, in which HIGH-
LANDS INDEPENDENT BANK is the Plaintiff and
MWM INSURANCE AND FINANCIAL SERVICES,
INC; and M. WAYNE McFARLAND are the Defen-
dants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for
cash in the Highlands County Courthouse, 430
South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida at
11:00 A.M., on the 3rd day of March, 2011 the
following described property as set forth in the FR-
nal Judgment of Foreclosure Against Defendants,
MWM INSURANCE AND FINANCIAL SERVICES,
INC; and M. WAYNE McFARLAND, and described
as follows:
That part of Lots 7 and 8 of Block 32 of the
ORIGINAL TOWN OF SEBRING, Florida, described
as follows: Commencing at an iron pipe marking
the Northeast Intersection of the property lines of
Maple Avenue and Lime Street, run thence in a
Southeasterly direction following the Northerly
.property line of Lime Street for a distance of
49.96 feet to the beginning point of the property
to be transferred in this deed, thence continuing
in a Southeasterly direction along the Northerly
property line of Lime Street for a distance of
49.96 feet, thence in a Northeasterly direction
and parallel to Maple Avenue a distance of 99.97
feet to the Northerly line of Lot 8; thence In a
Northwesterly direction and parallel to Lime Street
a distance of 49.97 feet, thence in a Southwest-
erly direction and parallel to Maple Avenue a dis-
tance of 99.96 feet to the point of beginning, all
as per plat thereof recorded among the Public Re-
cords of Highlands County, Florida, In Transcript
Plat Book 1, at Page 6, and in Plat Book 3, at
Page 1, Public Records of DeSoto County, Florida.
Real Property Address: 538 Lime Street, Sebring,
FL 33870
Real Property Tax ID#:
S-29-34-29-070-0320-0071 T
DATED on February 4, 2011.
ROBERT W. GERMAINE
As Clerk of Said Court
By: /s/ Lisa Tantillo
As Deputy Clerk
IF YOU ARE A SUBORDINATE LIENHOLDER
CLAIMING A RIGHT TO FUNDS REMAINING AFTER
THE SALE, YOU MUST FILE A CLAIM OF LIEN
WITH THE CLERK NO LATER THAN 60 DAYS AF-
TER THE SALE. IF YOU FAIL TO FILE A CLAIM,
YOU WILL NOT BE ENTITLED TO ANY REMAINING
FUNDS.
February 16, 23, 2011
NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Pursuant to a WRIT
OF EXECUTION issued out of the Circuit Court of
the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands
County, Florida, on the 19th day of November,
2010, in the cause wherein RAYMOND A. TUBBS
AND MICHAEL L. TUBBS, are Plaintiffs, and RC
HIGHLANDS HOLDINGS OF FLORIDA, INC., a Flor-
ida Corporation; ET AL., is Defendant, being Case
No. GC08-903 and GC08-904 in the said Court, I,
Susan Benton, Sheriff of Highlands County, Flor-
Idahave levied upon all of the Defendant, RC
HIGHLANDS HOLDINGS OF FLORIDA, INC., a Flor-
ida Corporation; ET AL., right, title and interest in
and to the following described REAL property in
Highlands County, Florida, to-wit:
LOT 12, GEORGETOWN INDUSTRIAL PARK PHASE
2, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF
AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 16, PAGE 75, PUB-
LIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
and on the 8th day of March, 2011 at the High-
lands County Courthouse, in the City of Sebring,
Highlands County, Florida, at the hour of 11:00
a.m., or as soon thereafter as possible, I will offer
for sale all of the said defendant, RC HIGHLANDS
,HOLDINGS OF FLORIDA, INC., a Florida Corpora-
tion; ET AL, right, title and interest in aforesaid
property at public outcry and will sell the same,
subject to all prior liens, encumbrances and judg-
ments, if any, to the highest and best bidder or
bidders for CASH, the proceeds to be applied as
far as may be to the payment of costs and the
satisfaction of the above-described execution.
Dated this, January 27,2011
SUSAN BENTON, SHERIFF OF
HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
By: /s/ Lt. Jack Bailey, Jr.
LT. JACK BAILEY JR.
DEPUTY SHERIFF
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities
Act, persons with disabilities needing a special
accommodation to participate in this proceeding
should contact the agency sending this notice at
434 Fernleaf Ave., Sebring, FL 33870, Telephone
863/402-7228 not later than seven days prior to
the proceeding, If hearing impaired, (T1D)
1-800-955-8771, or Voice (V) 1-800-955-8770,
via Florida Relay Services.
February 2,9,16,23,2011
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NUMBER: GC 08-920
SUN 'N LAKE OF SEBRING IMPROVEMENT DIS-
TRICT, a special district and a public corporation
of the State of Florida,
Plaintiff,
vs.
CALVIN C. HIGGINS and SHARON HIGGINS, a Mar-
ried Man or Woman, if alive and If not, their un-
known spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees, credi-
tors, or other parties claiming by, through, under
or against CAl.VIN C. HIGGINS and SHARON HIG-
GINS, and all claimants under any of such party;
WALTER McCORMACK, a Married Man, If alive,
and if not, his unknown spouse, heirs, devisees,
grantees, creditors, or other parties claiming by,
through, under or against WALTER McCORMACK,
and all claimants under any of such party;
JOHN GODFREY F. GORDON and KARLENE A.
GORDON, Husband and Wife, as Joint Tenants, if
alive, and if not, their unknown spouse, heirs, de-
visees, grantees, creditors, or other parties claim-
ing by, through, under or against JOHN GODFREY
F. GORDON and KARLENE A. GORDON, and all
claimants under any of such party;
DEVELOPER FINANCE CORPORATION, a Delaware
Corporation, its successors and/or assigns; and
BRANCH BANKING and TRUST COMPANY, a for-
eign profit corporation, its successors and/or as-
signs;
Defendant.
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a final
decree of foreclosure entered in the above-enti-


tied cause in the Circuit Court of Highlands
County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in
Highlands County, Florida, described as:
Parcel 3: Lot 04, Block 733, Unit 25R1, Sun
'n Lake Estates of Sebring, according to the plat
thereof recorded in Plat Book 15, Page 59, of the
Public Records of Highlands County, Florida.
at public sale, to the highest and best bidder for
cash, in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement
of the Highlands County Courthouse located at


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4 SUN 'N LAKE OF SEBRING IMPROVEMENT DIS-
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of the State of Florida,
Plaintiff, Employment
4 NORRIS NEWMAN and BARBARA NEWMAN, Hus-
r band and Wife, if alive and if not, their unknown 2 0
spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, or Help Wanted
other parties claiming by, through, under or 2
4 against NORRIS NEWMAN and BARBARA NEW- COMCAST OUTSIDE SALES
4 MAN, and all claimants under any of such party; Contractor for COMCAST needs
1 NITCHELE FAITEAU, if alive, and if not, his/her un- OUTSIDE SALES REPS to sell cable to
known spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees, credi- homeowners. Earn $600+ weekly, will
tors, or other parties claiming by, through, under train. Call Chris @ 863-381-6007.
or against WALTER NITCHELE FAITEAU, and all
claimants udder any of such party; FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
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and Wife, if alive, and if not, their unknown part-time staff position openings---
spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, or Director of High School Youth Ministry
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4 against PEDRO ORDEHI and ESTHER ORDEHI, and Ministry. FPC is a Bible teaching,
all claimants under any of such party; Christ-centered, growing congregation.
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and BAGWELL LUMBER CO OF AVON PARK, INC., FURNITURE SALES Position Available.
a Florida corporation, its successors and/or as- Must be self motivated & enjoy being
signs; around people. 5 days per week; hourly
Defendant. + commission. Must apply in person,
NOTICE OF SALE Badcock & More, 607 US 27, N., Avon
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a final Park, FL 33825.
decree of foreclosure entered in the above-enti- NIGHT AUDITOR (PT) year-round,
tied cause in the Circuit Court of Highlands position at the Hotel Jacaranda
County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in responsible for accounting duties.
Highlands County, Florida, described as: Accounting experience or education
Parcel 1: Lot 32, Block 053, Unit 05, Sun 'n required. Schedule: 10 p.m. 2 a.m.
Lake Estates of Sebing, according to the plat (Fridays and Saturdays) $9.74/hr.
thereof recorded in Plat Book 09, Page 51, of the Open until filled.
Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. Visit www.southflorida.edu/hr
at public sale, to the highest and best bidder for for position announcement.
cash. in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement (863)-784-7132 EA/EO/Vet Pref.
of the Highlands County Courthouse located at NURSES AND THERAPISTS needed
430 South Commerce Avenue, in Sebring, Florida for local home care visits in Highlands
at 11:00 A.M. on the 22nd day of March, 2011. County. Good Salary/per diem rates.
SIGNED this 15th day of FEBRUARY, 2011. Excellent benefits, immediate need.
CLROBERT W. GERMAINE Call 863-401-3550 or fax resume to:
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT 863-401-8199
A1~ ~ BY: /s/ Priscilla Michalak 863-401-8199
Deputy Clerk PERSONAL CARE ASSISTANTS Full
If you area person with a disability who needs any time positions available for In-Hpme
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ceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the Competitive rate of pay and vehicle
i provision of certain assistance. Please contact the allotment, reliable transportation is
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SEEKING WELL EXPERIENCED
MEDICAL OFFICE HELP. Excellent
billing/collection, communication,
typing, computer skills & medical
terminology are A MUST. Fax resume
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


4080 Homes for Sale
4080 Sebring
SEBRING BY OWNER, Pristine 2BR,
2BA, 1CG. Clean, safe, quite, well
maint. area. Many retirees. Perfect
cond. w/almost new roof & plush lawn.
Interior in exc. cond. Golf course
across street. For appt. 937-367-5618.
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

SVillas & Condos
4120 VFor Sale
WOW!
LAKE PLACID Lake Front Condo fully
fumished, 2BR, 1BA, covered parking.
Bring your toothbrush. Only $54.500.
Deb Worley Realtor. 863-465-0123

4220 Lots for Sale
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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5000
Mobile Homes

5050 Mobile Homes
5050 For Sale
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.


SEBRING Mobile Home in Family
Park. Needs TLC, but OK for
occupancy. Great Starter Home!
PRICED TO SELL! $1,800.
863-253-1014
SINGLE WIDE fully furnished, 2/BR,
1/BA, carport, closed patio, ceramic tile
kitchen bath patio Fla. room. Very
clean! Washer / dryer, lawn irrigation.
Own0d land. $31,000. For Info call
765-516-0204 or 765-482-3710


6000
Rentals


6050 Duplexes for Rent
SEBRING GREAT LOCATION
Beautiful 2BR, 1 BA, 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

SVillas & Condos
6100 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
SEBRING Newer Community, gated
(not 55+), 2BA, 2BA, screened porch,
tiled floors throughout, convenient loca-
tion to US 27 & Hospital. Clubhouse &
pool, lawn maintenance included.
$750 Monthlly 954-812-2069


6150 Furnished
6150 IApartments
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

Unfurnished
6200 Apartments


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of Avon Park
Accepting Applications for 1 & 2
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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 import la edad.
Para mas information favor de llamar
863-452-6565. TDD: 711
Esta Institucion Es De
Igualdad De Oportunidad Al
Proveedor, Y Empleador


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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;
W/D, Microwave, WSG included.
Pets Wlcome. 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 / 1BA, 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
LAKE PLACID Sun 'n Lake, 2BR, 1BA,
1CG, large scrn'd porch on back. New
paint & carpet. $575/mo, + 1st/last/sec.
Or For Sale By Owner, Owner Financ-
ing. 863-464-8555 or 863-465-6091
SEBRING Harder Hall area, 2BR, 2BA,
1CG, screened porch. $750/mo.
plus & security deposit. View by
appointment. Call 863-381-6747,
leave message.
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.
SEBRING RENT TO OWNI 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


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6300 Unfurnished Houses 7320


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


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

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

6750 Commercial Rental
SEBRING (2) Available. 3926
Kenilworth Blvd, 1500 sq ft, $550/mo:
A/C, office, BA, Ig overhead door, near
Sebring High School. 640 Park St,
6400 sq ft, $2500/mo: A/C, office, BA,
8 overhead doors, 3 phase electric,
fenced yard, near Sebring Parkway.
941-416-2813


7000
Merchandise

Hou Apparel &
7200 Household Goods


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


Garage &
Yard Sales


FROSTPROOF Huge Yard Sale 481
Palmetta Ave. Fri & Sat Feb 25 & 26
8am to 5pm. Collectibles, antiques,
blacksmith anvil, dinner bell.
Too Much To List!
LAKE PLACID "MOVING SALE" 609
Catfish Creek Rd, (bldg. behind house')
Absolute Low Prices!
Everything Must Go!!
LORIDA Community Yard Sale.
Istokpoga Shores, Multi Family
Sale! Go east on 98 from US27 to
Cowhouse Rd., right on Cowhouse,
2 miles to right on Fish Tail Ln.
Fri-Sat, Feb. 25&26, 8AM ?

SEBRING 107 Tortoise Rd, off Hwy 98
to CR 17, follow signs. Sat, Feb 26th,
8am-? Dishes, Sm Appliances, Jewelry,
Books, Dog Carrier, Kids/Adult Cloth-
ing, Printer, Christmas, Lots of Misc.
SEBRING 2230 Woods and Water Ct.,
Tanglewood, Sat, Feb 26th, 7am -
2pm. Large & Small Hand & Power
Tools, Household Items, & Misc.
SEBRING -'228 Kite Ave. (Sebring Hills)
Fri & Sat Feb. 25 & 26, 8am 4pm. Of-
fice chair, Dyson vac w/ access., card
table & 4 chairs, Queen spread curtains
ect. complete, clothes. Much More!
SEBRING 5318 Oak Rd. (Lakewood to
Gardemia to Oak) Sat. Feb 26, 7am -
2pm Like new items, genuine Crystal
vases, dishes, books, videos, water
skis, child's jeep, pic frames, Easter
items. Free coffee.
SEBRING CHURCH YARD SALE
Saturday, February 26th
7:00 am 12:30 pm
Emmanuel United Church of Christ
1.8 miles west of US 27
On Hammock Road
A Bargain Bonanza!
Donuts, Coffee, Sodas, Hot Dogs.
Information call 863-471-1999


Miscellaneous 7400 Lawn & Garden


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
FILING CABINETS: 2-Drawer, $10;
3-Drawer, $15; LAMP: Stained Glass,
Very Pretty!, $50; CURIO CABINETS:
$100 for 1, $75 for the other; CUCKOO
CLOCK: $100. 863-471-3504.
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.
DINETTE TABLE 40" round, 1 leaf
formica wood grain, 2 roller chairs.
$99 obo 863-465-7242
GOLF- DRIVER, PING G5, 12' 460 CC,
$70. 863-386-5445
LEATHER CHAIR beige color $30
863-471-2502
LOCKING GAS CAP Chevy Colorado
truck. $10 8632431633
OFFICE CHAIR Leather, rolls, tilts, 6
ways adjustment, regular $225, excel.
condition $50 obo 863-465-7242
ORGAN, GEM. MK10. Moving....Must
Sell! Excellent Condition. Quick Sale,
$100. 863-471-3636
RECLINER / ROCKER, mauve in color,
good condition. $95. 863-604-5695
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

732O Garage &
7320 Yard Sles

13TH ANNUAL
Spring Garage
Sale
TANGLEWOOD
RV RESORT
Saturday February 26th. 2010
Doors open 8 a.m. 11 a.m.
100 + tables of garage, house-
hold, & R.V. needs. Plus furniture,
books, many duplicate items
when downsizing from 2 homes
to 1, Crafts, sporting goods,
clothing, golf, fishing, and tools.
Sale held indoors, & in front
of the Main Hall.
Coffee & Donuts available.
Tanglewood Resort, 1/2 mile N.
of Wal-Mart on US 27.

AVON PARK 1720 N. Homeric Rd, off
Stryker, Fri-Sat, Feb 25-26. Harley,
Bicycle, LOTS & LOTS OF MISC!
AVON PARK 2447 N. Orangewood St,
Hwy 27 N., W. @ Citgo (Orangewood
Acres), Fri-Sat, Feb. 25th & 26th,
7:30am-3pm. Queen sz Bedspreads/
Quilts/Sheets, Glasses, RV Acces.,
Ladies sz 10-12 clothes, Misc.
AVON PARK GARAGE / BAKE SALE
Avon Mobile Home Park (Clubhouse)
1350 N. Lake Ave. Sat Feb. 26th, 7AM -
12 PM. Something For Everyone!


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

7520 Pets supplies s

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.

7 60 Medical Supplies
7 & Equipment
MOTORIZED SCOOTER,
Excellent Condition. $475.00.
863-465-1678


8000
Recreation


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

2011 BASS BOAT PRO 1615, 40 hp
Mercury motor, all accessories on
trailer. Never Wet! $10,000 Firm..
863-633-8574.


8350 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

4 0 Recreational
8 r 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 33ft, 2 slide outs,
2BR, Sleeps 7, like new, non smoker,
no pets. All options & will deliver.
$11,000 OBO. 630-301-1553


9000
Transportation

9 10 Motorcycles
9100 &ATVs
1973 NORTON 850 COMMANDO
New professional restoration, vety low
miles, includes Owner's Manuel.
One Owner Rare Find Great Price
863-382-8985 or 863-465-9100


5. 7300


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

For rental information and applications please call:
863-385-4078: TDD 771
This institution is an
Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer


Multi-Family Yard Sale
Friday, February 25th from 8-4
Many items to choose from, plus furniture.
Drop by for a cup of coffee!!!

r, 'Crown Pointe Assisted Living
& Memory Care Residence
ROWNpOINTE 5005 Sun N Lake Blvd.
3 Sebring, FL


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SFCC head coach Rick Hitt waves Brandon Kirby around third for one of the Panthers
many runs in Monday's 16-5 win over Catonsville Community College of Baltimore Coi


Wednesday, February 23, 2011


Panthers roar to three straight


By KATE ROWLAND
Special to the News-Sun
AVON PARK South
Florida Community College
went 3-1 over a weekend
road trip to the southern part
of the state and a home
game in Avon Park on SF
Monday in nonconfer-
ence play.
SFCC pitcher Adam
Quiles gave up two Cato
hits and one earned
run in five innings I
during the Panthers
-. 16-5 mauling of
: Catonsville Community
College of Baltimore on
Monday in Avon Park.
After beginning the trip
with a 9-2 loss to ranked
... Palm Beach State (11-2) in
EHNE Lake Worth on Friday, SFCC
took both games of a
unty.


FC



5n


5


Saturday doubleheader
against Broward College in
Davie.
South Florida took
Saturday's opener in extra
innings after scoring five
runs in the top of the
-C ninth for a 9-4 win.
The Panthers edged
S the Seahawks 3-1 in
6P the nightcap.
sville The Panthers will
i play nine of 11 games
at home before con-
ference play begins.
South Florida (8-
12-1) has had a strenuous
nonconference schedule so
far this season, as 14 of the
team's first 20 games were
against ranked opponents.
"I don't know if we could
have challenged our guys
much more than that early


on," said Rick Hitt, SFCC
head baseball coach. "We
look for continued improve-
ment during this upcoming
stretch."
Lake Placid graduate
D.avid Samperi batted 4-for-4
and scored two runs Monday,
and added three hits against
Broward in the opening game
of Saturday's doubleheader.
The freshman outfielder
said he's just trying to do his
job and is getting good looks
at the plate.
"I'm just seeing the ball
really good," he said. "I'm
just trying to calm everything
down and stay back.
"The team looks good.
There are a few little things
we can fix up, but I think
we'll be good for conference
See SFCC, page 4B


Baldridge takes fifth to continue AP run


By DAN HOEHNE
daniel.hoehne@newssun.com
LAKELAND And so it
ended early Saturday after-
noon, with another state
medal for the Avon Park
wrestling program.
Begun six years ago by
,coaches Ed Brown and Lee
Elder, who retired after last
season, the Red Devils have
sent a wrestler to state in
each one of those season, and
have had at least one medal
brought home from the sec-
ond year on.
This time it was sopho-
more Johnny Baldridge's turn
as he bounced back from a
tough couple matches early
in the day to win his final
one, an 8-6 decision over
Ernest Antoine of Dr.
Lennard.
The morning got off to a
rough start against Tampa
Bay Christian wunderkind
Dylan Lucas, whose only two
losses on the season were
both to Richie Bliss of
Springstead, who repeated as
Class 2A state champion later
Saturday.
"The kid is a force, for
sure," Brown said. "But also,
when you have two very dif-
ferent styles competing, it's
inevitable that one style is
going to dominate the other,
and that was the case in that
one."
And so the loss sent
Baldridge into a wrestleback
to try to claim a shot at third
place, where he faced the
champion of his own region-
al meet, Anthony Petrone of
Lake Highlands Prep.
"Now when you get two
similar styles going at it, it
can be a real good, close
match," Brown explained.


News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE
Johnny Baldridge brought home a fifth-place medal at the Class 1A State Championships
this weekend, marking the fifth straight year the Avon Park program has earned some
hardware at the state meet.


'He sent me out

with a win.'

ED BROWN
Retiring Avon Park coach

"That's how that match was,
but (Petrone) just got enough
points for the win."
The well-fought, 12-9 loss
sent Baldridge to the match
for fifth place, against
Antoine.
The top six finishes all
receive medals, so by simply
making it to Saturday,
Baldridge was assured to
walk home with some hard-
ware, but it was a nice way to
finish the day and weekend
of wrestling.


"It was an amazing experi-
ence," Baldridge said. "I was
nervous, but not so much
about the crowd or the atmos-
phere, just about my oppo-
nents. I didn't get out of
regionals last year, but I1
came and watched, so I got a
feeling of what to expect.
"But I definitely learned to
have faith and to never quit,"
he continued. "You've got to
keep moving and don't stall
unless you have to."
And it was a nice way to
finish off something else, the
fantastic tenure of Brown,
who will be stepping down
now and turning the reins
over to assistant coach Blake
Germainc.
"It's nice to know that it


will be in the hands of some-
one that shares the same phi-
losophy about wrestling,"
Brown said. "It's rare, given
how long I've been doing
this and how young he is.
Sure there are some differ-
ences insome little things,
but in the overall, we're
coming from the same place
and I'm sure he'll do well."
A momentary reflection on
the exciting victory for
Baldridge, a surprising
though understandable tear
welled up in Brown's eye as
the mind traveled back to all
that had brought him to this
point and how it had just
come to a finish.
"He sent me out with a
win."


Watson bowls his

first perfect game
Special to the News-Sun
The Sebring High School Blue Streaks
Bowling team may be out of season at the
moment, but their members continue to
shine, this week illustrated by FHSAA
District 9 Champion Thomas Watson's first
perfect 300 game.
Having bowled a 299 a few weeks
before, Watson has been practicing dili-
gently, with his eye on that perfect score.
And the acheivement came for the first
time Thursday.
Additional recent high achieving youth
bowlers include Wesley Davis with a 296 in
the Kegel Jr. Academy League, David
Daniels with a 298, also in the Jr Academy.
Thorston Pryzchocki bowled a 280 in the
USBC Orange Belt Youth Travel League,
and in the recent Orange Belt District Cities
Tournament Patric Stacy bowled a 283.
All these area bowlers benefit from the
expertise and coaching of USBC Silver
Level Coach Joe Stacy and accomplished
bowlers Mary Stacy, Cindy and Russell
Darling, Dennis Raszkowski and Moses
McGahec.
Youth bowlers are on the ascent in
Highlands County.


Big day in Division I


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News-Sun file photos by DAN HOEHNE
Above: Former SFCC Panther and Sebring Blue Streak,
Adam Simmons made his Division I debut a memorable
one in Florida State's win over the Virginia'Military
Institute Saturday. With men on second and third and
two out in the top of the third, Simmons recorded an
out on his first pitch to get out of the jam. He then went
four more innings, retiring 12 straight at one point,
while giving up just one hit, no walks and striking out
two. Below: In Orlando, meanwhile, Johnny Sedlock,
formerly of SFCC and the Avon Park Red Devils, picked
up a four-inning save in Central Florida's 10-1 win over
Siena Saturday. Coming on in the fifth, Sedlock went the
rest of the way, giving up no runs on one hit with no
walks and four strike outs.


Courtesy photo
Gary Dobereiner, a member of the International Softball
Congress Professional Fast Pitch Hall of Fame, was a
featured guest on Ed Lynch's "Sports Talk" show
Saturday, Feb. 19. Dobereiner also played three years of
professional baseball in the St. Louis Cardinals minor
league system. The show airs each Saturday immediately
following the Noon News on WWTK 730-AM. Scheduled
guests for the Feb. 26 airing are former SFCC baseball
caoch Clay Gooch and Sebring bowling coach Joe Stacy.


Courtesy photo
Sebring bowler Thomas Watson, having come oh so close just weeks before
with a 299, finally reached that perfect 300 score last Thursday, highlighting
some impressive outings from area bowlers recently.


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Page 2B


THE SCOREBOARD


EASTERN CONFERENCE
Atlantic Division
W L Pct GB
Boston 40 14 .741 -
New York 28 26 .519 12
Philadelphia 27 29 .482 14
New Jersey 17 40 .29824Y,
Toronto 15 41 .268 26
Southeast Division
W L Pct GB


Miami
Orlando
Atlanta
Charlotte
Washington
Central

Chicago
Indiana
Milwaukee
Detroit
Cleveland
WESTERN (
Southwe:

San Antonio
Dallas I
New Orleans
Memphis
Houston
Northwest

Oklahoma City
Portland
Denver
Utah
Minnesota
Pacific

L.A. Lakers
Phoenix
Golden State
L.A. Clippers
Sacramento


41 15 .732 -
36 21 .632 5%2
34 21 .618 6?
24 32 .429 17
15 39 .278 25
Division
W L Pct GB
38 16 .704 -
24 30 .444 14
21 34 .38217%
21 36.36818Y2
10 46 .179 29
CONFERENCE
st Division
W L Pct GB
46 10 .821 -
.40 16 .714 6
33 25 .569 14
31 26 .544 15%
26 31 .45620%2
st Division
W L Pct GB
35 19 .648 -
32 24 .571 4
32 25 .561 42
31 26 .544 5Y2
13 43 .232 23
Division
W L Pct GB
38 19 .667 -
27 27 .500 9V
26 29 .473 11
21 35 .3751622
13 40 .245 23


Sunday's Games
West 148, East 143
Monday's Games
No games scheduled
Tuesday's Games
Toronto at Charlotte, late
Indiana at Washington, late
Houston at Detroit, late
Sacramento .at Miami, late
Minnesota at Milwaukee, late-
L.A. Clippers at Oklahoma City, late
Memphis at Denver, late
Boston at Golden State, late
Atlanta at LA. Lakers, late
Wednesday's Games
Oklahoma City at San Antonio, 7 p.m..
Houston at Cleveland, 7 p.m.
Detroit at Indiana, 7 p.m.
Sacramento at Orlando, 7 p.m.
Washington at Philadelphia, 7 p.m..
Chicago at Toronto, 7 p.m.
Milwaukee at New York, 7:30 p.m.
Memphis at Minnesota, 8 p.m.
Utah at Dallas, 8:30 p.m.
Atlanta at Phoenix, 9 p.m.
L.A. Clippers at New Orleans, 9:30 p.m.
L.A. Lakers at Portland, 10:30 p.m.


EASTERN CONFERENCE
Atlantic Division
W L OTPtsGF GA
Philadelphia 39 15 5 83196 149
Pittsburgh 36 20 5 77178 147
N.Y. Rangers 31 26 4 66168152
New Jersey 25 30 4 54128161
N.Y. Islanders 3& 30 7 53166 196
Northeast Division
W L OTPtsGF GA
Boston 33 19 7 73185144
Montreal 31 22 7 69 154 154
Buffalo 27 25 6 60166171
Toronto 25 27 7 57150179
Ottawa 19 31 9 47132194
Southeast Division
W L OTPtsGF GA
Tampa Bay 34 18 7 75179185
1h:ririi,,rin 32 19 10 74165153
Carolina 28 24 8 64174184
Atlanta 25 25 10 60173197
Florida 25 27 7 57155163
WESTERN CONFERENCE
Central Division
W L OTPtsGF GA
Detroit 37 16 6 80199169
Nashville 31 20 8 70156139
Chicago 31 23 6 68191 168
Columbus 29 23 6 64159175
St. Louis 27 22 9 63163172
Northwest Division
W L OTPtsGF GA
Vancouver 38 13 9 35202142
Calgary 31 22 8 70185175
Minnesota 31 22 6 68154155
Colorado 25 27 7 57173202
Edmonton 19 32 8 46150198
Pacific Division
W L OTPtsGF GA
Phoenix 32 19 9 73172167
San Jose 33 21 6 72167154
Los Angeles 32 23 4 68163142
Dallas 31 22 6 68164171
Anaheim 32 24 4 68169178
NOTE: Two points for a win, one point
for overtime loss.

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

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AP Top 25
Record
1. Duke (35) 25-2
2. Ohio St. (10) 25-2
3. Kansas (5) 25-2
4. Pittsburgh (12) 24-3
5. Texas (1) 23-4


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COLLEGE BASKETBALL
WEDNESDAY
Temple at Duke .................. ESPN2
Kentucky at Arkansas ................. 38
New Mexico State at San Jose State... ESPN2
THURSDAY
Georgia at Florida ................. ESPN
Marquette at Connecticut .... . .... ESPN2
West Virginia at Pittsburgh .......... ESPN
Penn State at Northwestern ......... ESPN2


GOLF
THURSDAY
11 a.m. LPGA IISBC Women's Champions .... GOLF
2 p.m. PGA WGC Accenture Match Play ..... GOLF
6:30 p.m. PGA Mayakoba Classic ............ GOLF


NBA
WEDNESDAY
7 p.m. Oklahoma City at San Antonio ........ ESPN
9:30 p.m. L.A. Clippers at New Orleans ......... ESPN
THURSDAY
8 p.m. Miami at Chicago ................... TNT
10:30 p.m. Boston at Denver ................... TNT
Times, games, channels all subject to change


6. San Diego St. 27-1
7. BYU (2) 25-2
8. Purdue 22-5
9. Notre Dame 21-5
10. Arizona 23-4
11. Georgetown 21-6
12. Wisconsin 20-6
13. Florida 21-5
14. Connecticut 20-6
15. Villanova 21-6
16. Louisville 20-7
17. Syracuse 22-6
18. Vanderbilt 20-6
19. North Carolina 20-6
20. Missouri 21-6
21. Texas A&M 21-5
22. Kentucky 19-7
23. St. John's 17-9
24. Temple 21-5
25. Xavier 20-6


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1,261 7
1,18211
1,036 8
942 12
929 9
921 10
841 14
768 13
697 15
593 16
527 17 -
499 18
495 19
378 20
342 21
301 22
214 -
199 23
103 24


Others receiving votes: Utah St. 97,
George Mason 51, West Virginia 42,
Alabama 15, Florida St. 4, UNLV 2,
Washington 2, Belmont 1, Harvard 1,
UCLA 1.
Monday's Scores
EAST
Coppin St. 89, Delaware St. 72
Morgan St. 71, MD Eastern Shore 54
-N.C. A&T 72, N.C. Central 67
Syracuse 69, Villanova 64
Westen Carolina 70, N.C. Grnsbro 66
SOUTH
Alabama A&M 64, Southern 45
Alabama St. 62, Alcorn St. 53
Bethune-Cookman 66, Howard 64
Charleston 75, Samford 49
FL A&M 58, Hampton 55
FL Gulf Coast 64, Stetson 60
New Orleans 73, St. Thomas (TX) 54
S.C. St. 64, Norfolk St. 62
Texas Southern 58, Miss. Valley St. 55
UCF 74, UTEP 68
MIDWEST
Chattanooga 75, Furman 59
Kansas 92. Oklahoma St. 65
Kent St. 74, W. Michigan 72
Northern Colorado 87, North Dakota 69
Prairie View 59, AR Pine Bluff 53
Wisc. Green Bay 81. Valparaiso 80 OT


Monday's Scores
EAST
Delaware St. 51, Coppin St. 49
Fair. Dickinson 79, Robert Moiris 76
Furman 62, Davidson 57
Gardner Webb 68, High Point 60
Long Island 65, Mount St. Mary's 61
Loyola (MD) 60, Manhattan 45
Marist 79, St. Peter's 38
Morgan St. 58, MD Eastern Shore 56
N.C. Asheville 67, Coastal Carolina 64
N.C. A&T 83, N.C. Central 48
Quinnipiac 81, Bryant 67
Radford 69, Winthrop 47
Sacred Heart 71, Cent, Conn. St. 55
Siena 60, Fairfield 52
Wagner 76, St. Francis (NY) 69
SOUTH
Alcorn St. 72, Alabama St. 67
Charleston South. 63, Presbyterian 52
Chattanooga 73, Elon 63
ETSU 90, Belmont 86 20T
FL Gulf Coast 64, Stetson 59
Georgia South. 67. Appalachian St. 57
Hampton 88, FL A&M 49
Howard 54, Bethune-Cookman 39
Kentucky St. 61, Miles 46
Miami (FL) 74, Wake Forest 46
Monmouth 60, St. Francis (PA) 51
'N.C. St. 88, North Carolina 72
Samford 59, N.C. Greensboro 52
S.C. St. 62, Norfolk St. 49
S.C.-Upstate81, Lipscomb 76
Southern 65, Alabama A&M 57
Tennessee 77, Georgia 44
Western Carolina 68, Wofford 58
MIDWEST
Iowa St. 66, Texas 57, OT
Oakland, Mich. 61, N. Dakota St. 58
S. Dakota St. 50, IPFW 47
S. Utah 62, IUPUI 45
SIU-Edwardsville 60, SE Missouri 51
UMKC 53, W. Illinois 47
SOUTHWEST
Fresno St. 65, New Mexico St. 55
Incarnate Word 58, E. New Mexico 57
MVSU 66, Texas Southern 54
Prairie View 99, Ark.-Pine Bluff 38
Texas Woman's 51, East Central 46


BASEBALL
American League
DETROIT TIGERS-Agreed to terms with
RHP Robbie Weinhardt, LHP Andy
Oliver, LHP Daniel Schlereth, LHP Brad
Thomas, INF Cale lorg and INF Will
Rhymes on one-year contracts,
SEATTLE MARINERS-Agreed to terms
with RHP Doug Fister, RHP Jose Flores,


LHP Cesar Jimenez, RHP Josh Lueke,
RHP Yorvis Medina, LHP Edward
Paredes, RHP Michael Pineda, LHP
Mauricio Robles, RHP Chaz Roe, RHP
Tom Wilhelmsen, INF Alex Liddi, INF
Matt Mangini, INF Justin Smoak, INF
Matt Tuiasosopo, OF Johermyn Chavez
and OF Carlos Peguero on one-year
contracts.
National League
ATLANTA BRAVES-Signed executive
vice president and general manager
Frank Wren to a two-year contract
extension through the 2013 season.
HOUSTON ASTROS-Agreed to terms
with RHP Alberto Arias on a one-year
contract.
NEW YORK METS-Named Dave Jauss
coordinator of staff development, Brian
Chicklo medical coordinator, Rick
Tomlin roving pitching instructor, Mark
Brewer short-season roving pitching
instructor, Jack Voigt outfield/baserun-
ning coordinator and Randy Niemann
rehabilitation pitching coordinator.
WASHINGTON NATIONALS-Announced
RHP Luis Atilano cleared waivers and
was assigned to Syracuse (IL).
American Association
AMARILLO SOX-Traded INF Javier
Brito to Sioux City for RHP Chad Povich
and a player to be named.
FORT WORTH CATS-Signed RHP Doug
Hurnm.
Can-Am League
NEW JERSEY JACKALS-Signed LHP
Isaac Pavlik.
WORCESTER TORNADOES-Signed INF
Abraham 0. Nunez.
Frontier League
GATEWAY GRIZZLIES-Signed SS
Jeremy Cresswell and OF Lyndon Estill.
JOLIET SLAMMERS-Signed LHP Keith
Rizor, RHP Spencer Roberts, OF Nate
Shaver and OF Clint Stroud. .
LAKE ERIE CRUSHERS-Signed RHP
Matt Smith to a contract extension.
NORMAL CORNBELTERS-Signed OF
Colin Moro.
FOOTBALL
National Football League
CINCINNATI BENGALS-Named James
Urban receivers coach.
MIAMI DOLPHINS-Named Bryan Cox
pass rush coach.
MINNESOTA VIKINGS-Designated LB
Chad Greenway as the franchise player.
HOCKEY
National Hockey League
ATLANTA THRASHERS-Recalled LW
Patrick Rissmiller from Lake Erie (AHL).
OTTAWA SENATORS-Assigned G
Pascal Leclaire to Binghamton (AHL)
for conditioning.
PITTSBURGH PENGUINS-Traded D
Alex Goligoski to Dallas for LW James
Ncal and D Matt Niskanen.
ST. LOUIS BLUES-Assigned D Tyson
Strachan to Peoria (AHL).
VANCOUVER CANUCKS-Called up C
Cody Hodgson from Manitoba (AHL).
Sent D Evan Oberg to Manitoba.
American Hockey League
CONNECTICUT WHALE-Signed F
Alexandre Imbeault. Reassigned G
Cameron Talbot to Greenville (ECHL).
ECHL
. READING ROYALS-Loaned D Louis
Liotti to Lake Erie (AHL). Acquired G
Bobby Jarosz from South Carolina for
future considerations. Released G
Shane Davis. Announced F Ryan
Cruthers was assigned to the team by
Hershey (AHL).
Central Hockey League
BOSSIER-SHREVEPORT
MUDBUGS-Placed D Jason Basile on
waivers.
DAYTON GEMS-Placed D Nathan
Schwartzbauer on waivers. Signed D
Jake Pence.
TULSA OILERS-Announced F Chad
Costello was recalled by Lake Erie
(AHL).
SOCCER
Major League Soccer
COLUMBUS CREW-Signed MF Josh
Gardner to a multiyear contact.
North American Soccer League
NSC MINNESOTA STARS-Agreed to
terms with D/assistant coach Kevin
Friedland. Terminated the contract of D
Andres Arango.
COLLEGE
HOLY FAMILY-Suspended men's bas-
ketball coach John O'Connor pending
the outcome of an investigation after he
was accused of pushing, kicking and
injuring sophomore Matt Kravchuk.
KANSAS-Suspended junior basketball
G Tyshawn Taylor indefinitely for violat-
ing team rules.


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LOCAL SCHEDULE


Avon Park


FRIDAY: Baseball at Fort Meade, 7 p.m.; Softball at Okeechobee, 6:30 p.m.
MONDAY, Feb. 28: BoysTennis vs.Tenoroc, 4 p.m.
TUESDAY, March 1: Baseball vs. Sebring, 7 p.m.; Softball vs. Frostproof,
6/7:30 p.m.


THURSDAY: BoysTennis vs. DeSoto, 4:30 p.m.; GirlsTennis at DeSoto, 4:30 p.m.;Track
at Avon Park, 4 p.m.
FRIDAY: Baseball vs. Sonrise Christian, 7 p.m.; Softball at Fort Meade, 5:30/7:30 p.m.


Lake Placid








Sebring


SFCC


THURSDAY: BoysTennis at Hardee, 4 p.m.; GirlsTennis vs. Mulberry, 4 p.m.;Track and
Field hosts Early Bird Meet, 4:30 p.m.
FRIDAY: Baseball at Ridge, 7 p.m.; Softball at Haines City, 5:30/7:30 p.m.
MONDAY, Feb. 28: Softball vs. Hardee, 5:30/7:30 p.m.


TODAY: Baseball vs. Palm Beach State, 5 p.m.
THURSDAY: Softball at Lake Sumter, 4 p.m.
FRIDAY: Baseball vs. Dundalk, Md., 6 p.m.
SATURDAY: Baseball vs. University of Tampa, doubleheader, 1 p.m.; Softball at Polk
State CollegeTournament,TBD


SPORTS SNAPSHOTS


McFarling Golf
SPRINGLAKE The 5th Annual James
McFarling Golf Tournament will be held
Saturday, March 5 at the SpringLake Golf
Resort.
The flighted, four-person scramble will
tee off with a 9 a.m. shotgun start.
For $50 per person, golfers get flight
prizes, CTP for men and women, goodie
bags and lunch at Michael's restaurant.
Proceeds will be awarded to scholar-
ship recipients from the Highlands
County Sertoma Junior Golf Tour.
For more information, call John
Delaney at 655-3686.
Panther 5K
AVON PARK The second annual
South Florida Community College
Panther 5K Run/Walk will take place
Saturday, Feb. 26 at the SFCC Campus.
The SFCC Foundation, Inc. and Bill
Jarrett Ford Mercury are sponsoring the
event, and proceeds benefit the college's
intercollegiate athletics programs.
The entry fee is $20 through Feb. 16
and $25 from Feb. 17 through race day.
Students with I.D. may register for $15.
Every participant receives a Dri-Fit
long-sleeve shirt sizes cannot be guar-
anteed for those who enter after Feb. 17.
Registration is 7-7:45 a.m. on race day
in the parking lot in front of the SFCC
University Center race starts at 8 a.m.
Entry. forms are available online at
www.southflorida.edu/panther5k.
Participants can mail their copies and
entry fees to the SFCC Foundation, Inc.,
13 East Main Street. Avon Park, FL
33825; or fax forms to 453-8023 and call
'453-3133 with credit card information.
For more information call the SFCC
Foundation at 863-453-3133.
5th Annual L.O.S.T. Run
OKEECHOBEE The fifth annual
L.O.S.T. (Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail)
118-Mile Endurance Run will take place
the weekend of February 26-27.
This footrace consists of one circum-
navigation of Lake Okeechobee by run-
ning along the top of the Herbert Hoover
Dike, a distance of 118 miles.
The race begins 6:30 a.m. at the Okie-
Tantie Campground located just west of
the town of Okeechobee, and runners have
34 hours to complete their loop of the lake.
The run precedes counterclockwise
around the lake, so runners pass the towns
of Lakeport, Moore Haven, Clewiston,
Pakohee and Port Mayaca before they
return to Okie-Tantie.
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 $1-50 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 253-22341 jasonhanker-
son@gmail.com or Alvin Walters Sr. at
381-5706, alvinwalterssr@yahoo.com.
Our Lady of Grace event
AVON PARK Our Lady of Grace
Catholic Church has a benefit event com-
ing up, 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 Rd, Sebring, FL 33872.
Golfers should include their names and
handicaps along with their check.
Those needing a form may email
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.
SHS Basketball Camp
SEBRING The SHS basketball pro-
gram will be hosting a basketball camp
for boys and girls, in 2nd-6th grade, on
Monday, March 28, and Tuesday, March
29. from 8 a.m.- 4 p.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, competitions and prizes.
Campers can either bring their own
lunch or purchase lunch there for a rea-
sonable price.
Please contact Coach Lee at 441-1221,
or by email at leem@highlands.kl2.fl.us.


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All rimner Ea terer
Sprint Cup
Subway Fresh Fit 500,
3 p.m., Sunday

Nationwide Series
Bashas' Supermarkets
200, 5:30 p.m., U B
Saturday
Truck Series


Lucas Oil 150,
8 p.m.,
Friday


The great exception to
Daytona's two-car drafting phenom-
enon was the Camping World Truck
Series, where the racing was about
the same as always.
Up until Trevor Bayne's incred-
ible upset in the Daytona 500, the
feel-good story of Daytona Speed-
weeks was Michael Waltrip's victory
in the NextEra Energy Resources
250, run exactly 10 years after
Waltrip's first Daytona 500 victory
and the death of Dale Earnhardt.
1 One big question emerging
out of Daytona will be set aside
for now: Given the surprises of
Daytona, what will happen at the
next "plate race," at Talladega
Superspeedway on April 17.
Most thought the advanta-
geous place to be on the final lap
of the Daytona 500 was second
place. Bayne disproved that.
The most recent Daytona
500 established records for lead
changes (74), leaders (22) and
caution flags (16).
N The "feel-bad story" of Daytona
was Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s practice
crash after winning the 500 pole.
Though officially credited as the
pole winner, he had to start the
race in last place and wound up
placing 24th after a late crash.
0 Nationwide Series driver
Michael Annett received only
probation from NASCAR after
being arrested for "driving while
intoxicated" after a traffic ac-
cident. His blood alcohol content
was four times the legal limit in
North Carolina, and the accident
occurred while he was "texting."
Carl Edwards has finished first,
first and second in his past three
races, dating back to the end of
2010. Since Bayne "declared" to
compete for the championship in
the Nationwide Series, Edwards
is the Cup points leader with 42
points. Tied for second, with 41, are
David Gilliland and Bobby Labonte,
the 2000 champion.

2011 STANDINGS
Sprint Cup Pts.
1. Carl Edwards 42
2. David Gilliland 1
Bobby Labonte 1
4. Kurt Busch 2
5. Juan Pablo Montoya 3
6. Regan Smith 4
7. Kyle Busch 5
8. Paul Menard 6
9. Mark Martin 8
A.J. Allmendinger 8
11. Bill Elliott 10
12. Tony Stewart --11

Nationwide Series ,
1. Landon Cassill 41
2. Reed Sorenson 2
3. Jason Leffler 3
4. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 5
5. Trevor Bayne 6
6. Mike Bliss 10
Danica Patrick 10
8. Joe Nemechek 12
9. Jeremy Clements 13
10. Bobby Santos 14

Camping World Truck Series
1. Clay Rogers 42
2. Miguel Paludo 2
3. Jeffery Earnhardt 5
Ricky Carmichael 5
James Buescher 5
6. Matt Crafton 8
Timmy Peters 8
8. Max Papis 10
9. David Starr 11
10. Cole Whitt 12


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


SPRINT CUP
Race: Subway Fresh Fit 500
Where: Phoenix International
Raceway, Avondale, Ariz. (1.0 mi.),
312 laps/miles.
When: Sunday, Feb. 27
Last year's winner: Ryan
Newman, Chevy.
Qualifying record: Cart Edwards,
Ford, 136.389 mph, Nov. 14,
2010.
Race record: Tony Stewart, Ponltiac,
118.132 mph, Nov. 7,1999.
Last week: Trevor Bayne,
competing in only his second Cup
race, pulled off a memorable upset
in NASCAR's most prestigious race,
holding on to win the Daytona
500 over another Ford driver, Carl
Edwards.


TREVOR BAYNE


NATIONWIDE
Race: Bashas' Supermarkets 200
Where: Phoenix International
Raceway, Avondale, Ariz. (1.0 mi.),
200 laps/miles.
When: Saturday, Feb. 26.
Last year's winner: Kyle Busch,
Toyota.
Qualifying record: Joey Logano,
Toyota, 134.048 mph, Nov. 13,
2010.
Race record: Jeff Burton, Ford,
115.145 mph, Nov. 4, 2000.
Last race: Tony Stewart won
Daytona's annual Nationwide
season opener, the Drive4COPD
300, for the fourth consecutive year,
edging another Chevy driver, Clint
Bowyer by only 7/1,000ths of a
second.


SPRINT CUP SERIES


CAMPING WORLD TRUCK
Race: Lucas Oil 150
Where: Phoenix Intemational Raceway,
Avondale, Ariz. (1.0 mi.), 150 laps/miles.
When: Friday, Feb. 25.
Last year's winner: Clint Bowyer, Chevy.
Qualifying record: Austin Dillon, Chevy,
133.605 mph, Nov. 12, 2010.
Race record: Kevin Harvick, Chevy,
108.014 mph, Nov. 8,2001.
Last race: Exactly 10 years after his first
Daytona 500 victory, Michael Waltrip made
a rare appearance in trucks and won the
NextEra Energy Resources 250, edging
Elliott Sadler and becoming the 22nd driver
to win races in all three touring series.


No. 21 MOTORCRAFT FORD. FUSION


John Clark/NASCAR This Week
After 51 Nationwide races and just one Sprint Cup race last season, 20-year-old Trevor Bayne, seen shaking Carl Edwards' hand In
victory lane, won the Daytona 500. Bayne, a Knoxville, Tenn., native, ran among the leaders all day long and led only the last six laps.






Bayne From






Out Of Nowhere


Youngest Daytona winner conjures memories of Cope, Lund


By Monte Dutton
NASCAR This Week
Without question, Trevor Bayne is a young man we
shall get to know better.
That's what happens when a 20-year-old wins NAS-
CAR's premier showcase, the 53rd Daytona 500.
Here's some of what we know about Bayne: (1.) He
turned 20 on the day before the race, (2.) because he
"declared" to compete for the Nationwide Series instead
of Sprint Cup, he received no driver points for one of the
great upsets in NASCAR history, (3.) he is deeply religious,
(4.) his victory was the 600th in the history of Ford in NAS-
CAR's top series, and (5.) he gave the historic Wood Broth-
ers team its first victory in almost 10 years.
Bayne, whose No. 21 Ford ran among the leaders all
aftemoon, actuallyled onlythe final sixlaps, resisting alast-
lap charge by another Ford driver, Carl Edwards, who has
now finished first, first and second in his past three races.
Team co-owner Eddie Wood said of Bayne, who was
competing only his second Cup race: "That's what I no-
ticed in him right offthe bat. He knows how to do this.
"It's new to him. It's all brand-new. He caught on to the


way everyone else was doingit.... He's got a tremendous
awareness, I guess, in the car. The great ones are like that"
Bayne is from Knoxville, Tenn. In winning the 500, he
earned $1,462,563, which is more than $10,000 more than
his earnings in a career total of 51 Nationwide Series races.
"Definitely, I want to model myself after Jesus," said
Bayne. "He was just the man. You know, I mean, I want to
follow in His footsteps, just model myself after everything
that He did, which is impossible.
"The biggest thing I've ever done and could ever do is
just finding Christ. That's the biggest thing. That's the rea-
son I'm here. That's my whole platform. He's put me here
for this reason.... These are great things, but they go away
with time. That's something that can never go away."
Bayne's victory was the biggest Daytona 500 upset in 48
years, surpassing Derrike Cope's 1990 victory and bring-
ing back memories of the late Tiny Lund's victory in 1963.
Lund was a substitute driver for Marvin Panch, who had
been severely burned in a sports car crash. Lund helped
pull Panch from the burning wreckage and got a chance
to compete in his place. That victorywas also in No. 21, a
Ford owned by... the Wood Brothers.


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Waltrip Reutlmann
MICHAEL WALTRIP
VS. DAVID REUTIMANN
Waltrip, who had won the Camping World
Truck Series race two nights earlier, got
together with his teammate and employee,
and the incident touched off a massive pileup
that eliminated many of the sport's stars from
its biggest race.
NASCAR This Week's Monte Dutton
gives his take: "Waltrip defended himself
vigorously, declaring that he had done nothing
wrong in either this incident or an earlier one
involving Kyle Busch. The mistake was one of
judgment Many others thought it a bit early (lap
29) to be racing so aggressively for position."



A Plan For Daytona
This Week welcomes letters to the editor,
but please be aware that we have room
for only a few each week. We'll do our best
to select the best, but individual replies
are impossible due to the bulk of mail
received. Please do not send stamped and
self-addressed envelopes with your letters,
which should be addressed to: NASCAR
This Week, The Gaston Gazette, P.O. Box
1538, Gastonia, N.C. 28053.
Dear NASCAR This Week,
... I think I have a solution for that mess
they call a race at Daytona. Here goes!
Instead of one winner, why not make it a
two-car deal? After a certain number of laps,
say 20, whomever you are hooked up with is
your partner for the rest of the race. The fit car
across the finish line, would be declared the
winner with the "pusher" also declared the win-
ner. It would be feasible for the "pusher' to be
actually in third or fourth place so we would have
to declare the "pusher" as a winner also. Things
could get a little technical as there are 43 cars
out there racing. The odd car would bide his time
until attrition took care of the numbers and gave
him a dancing partner. This could conceivably
put that car laps down but that would not count
against him only the lead car, the one being
pushed, would have his position on the track
count for or against him. So, open up the grille,
fix it so the entire race can be run "hooked up"
and let the fans enjoy the race again.
As it is now, unless you are just waiting on
the wrecks, there is nothing about Daytona
that will appeal to the average race fan...
Charlie Gholson
Dallas, N.C.
Yours is certainly an imaginative solution,
Charlie, but we don't think NASCAR's going
to go for it.


Desert Mile's First Champ
was Kulwicki in 1988
NASCAR's first appearance at Phoenix
International Raceway, the so-called Desert
Mile, occurred on Nov. 6,1988. The winner
was the late Alan Kulwicki, who would go on to
capture the 1992 Winston Cup championship.
Kulwicki, from Greenfield, Wis., remains the only
champion of NASCAR's premier series to have
earned a four-year college degree. Kulwicki died
in a plane crash near Bristol, Tenn., on April 1,
1993, at the age of 38.


Toyota's Newest Contest
Toyota Racing has announced the third
round of its popular Sponsafier contest, where
fans can design and enter their own NASCAR
Sprint Cup car at www.toyotaracing.com
from now until March 20. This year's contest
raises the stakes and gives one lucky fan the
opportunity to receive a visit from his or her
favorite Toyota NASCAR driver away from the
race track.


Stewart gives the two-car drafts the thumbs up
I0 ,Who's hot: Tr,..r By Monte Dutton C, T j-. j Li II- When Waltrip's Toyota zipped past El- forcing these wrecks to happen."
Ba,re needed merer NASCAR This Week
: r ',:e-. NASCAR This Week: liott Sadler between the fourth turn and Hamlin said he wasn't talking about
Sprir'r C.'p .".. tir, DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. Many anymore. I like that aspect of it. the finish, it was aided in no small part Ryan Newman, with whom he was
Slan H, ..-.ar, Ir,- fans don't like the two-car drafts that "Historically, in the past, it's been just by the absence of most of the rear drafting in the Budweiser Shootout.
r,:. r,er re ..elp, ,,t- have revolutionized the racing at hoping you got in the right line and hope spoiler, which had been knocked down Somehow Restrictor plates, though
sure or. .er. Dra..1 Gil- Daytona International Speedway this that it went forward enough that you somehow. The absence of drag on the obviously not carburetor restrictor
Gilliland island, finished third,. year. Many drivers profess to love it. could switch and go back and forth; kind straight contributed to Waltrip's surge plates, will remain in use at Daytona
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1 1,Who's not Kevin
Harvick, who had been
running atthe finish in
150 consecutive races,
placed 42nd after suf-
fering engine failure...
Another driver from the
r ~ Childress stable, Jeff
Harvick Burton, suffered a simi-
lar fate, placing 36th.


Why the difference? Tony Stewart said
it makes the driver more important.
"Yeah, it's definitely put a lot more
back into the driver's hands, for sure,"
he said. "Where you're at, with the
partner you choose to run with out
there at the time; where you place your
car and where you make the changes,
it's all about what the drivers are doing.
It's not the car doing the exchanges


or like being in a traffic jam. At least we're
out of the traffic jam now and have a little
more control over our own destinies. 1 like
the aspect that at least it's put some of the
driver backinto the equation."
Black magic No one would dare
overturn, or for that matter discredit,
Michael Waltrip's inspirational victory in
Friday night's Truck race, but an incred-
ible stroke of luck contributed mightily.


past Sadler's Chevy. and Talladega a year from now when
Perfect crime Denny Hamlin, who NASCAR finally makes a change to fuel-
lost the Shootout because he drove be- injected engines in the Cup series.
low the yellow line, pointed out that it's NASCAR Vice President Robin Pem-
also against the rules to force someone berton said the new power plants will be
below it. "cheater proof," thanks to technology
"That's probably the least-used rule in developed by McLaren. Concems about
the book," he said. "The guy who forces policing the technology has long been a
the guy down ... is the one who's caus- red flag cited by NASCAR when the sub-
ing these wrecks. He's the guy who's jectoffuelinjectionarose.
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SFCC looks to top Palm Beach tonight


Continued from 1B
and be able to compete with
everybody."
Catonsville knotted the
score at 3-all in the top of
the third, but South Florida's
five-run innings in the third
and fifth put the game out of
reach.
"It was an ugly game from
both teams early on," Hitt
said. "We made a few mis-
takes on things you should-
n't do 20 games into the
year.
"The good thing was that
was early in the game. After
the first couple of innings it
was gone and we made up
for it offensively. I have to
give our guys credit, they
swung the bats well."
SFCC had 20 hits in the
game.
Avon Park graduate Kyle
Jackson went 3-for-4 with
an RBI double; Kyle
Newton went 3-for-4 with a
two-run homer: Brett
Clements had 4 hits and 4
runs; and Brandon Kirby
had 3 hits for South Florida.
"Catonville's a pretty
good team and they always
bring a good team to
Florida," Hitt said. "We usu-
ally have close games with


them, but we got them pretty
good this year.
"We'll try to keep it
rolling heading into confer-
ence in a couple of weeks.
We'll keep plugging along
and trying to get better."
The Panthers fell behind
early on against Palm
Beach.
The ranked-team scored


eight runs in
the second
inning and
South Florida
was not able
to make a
comeback.
"Friday we
could not stay
out of the big
inning as we
gave Palm
Beach an 8-
spot in the


Welborn, a Sebring gradu-
ate, entered the game with
the bases loaded and no
outs.
In his first win with South
Florida, Welborn held
Broward scoreless after a
runner was able to score on a
ground ball.
Welborn gave up one hit,


two walks


'I knew all I had

to do was play

my game and get

my outs. That's

what I did.'

KEVIN WELBORN
SFCC pitcher


second and never really got
it going on offense," Hitt
said. "Palm Beach State is
very talented and we needed
to play very well to win. We
were not able to do that."
In the first game on
Saturday, SFCC scored four
runs but Broward came back
and tied the score in the fifth
inning.
Long relief pitcher Kevin


and had six
strikeouts.
"As soon as
we got the
lead I stopped
looking at the
scoreboard,"
Welborn said.
"I knew all I
had to do was
play my game
and get my
outs. That's
what I did."
It took


extra innings, but South
Florida scored five runs in
the ninth inning for the win.
"Broward is also a ranked
opponent and is very diffi-
cult to beat at their place,"
Hitt said. "Saturday we did a
much better job on the
mound.
"On the road, coming off
a rough day against Palm
Beach, it was good to see


them bounce back."
Layton Mack pitched a
complete game in a 3-1 win
in the nightcap, giving up
two hits and striking out
five.
"We pitched outstanding,
played good defense and our
guys just kept coming all
day at the plate," Hitt said.
"We had a lot of scoring
opportunities.
"In game two we scored
just enough for Layton
Mack who went the route for
us and pitched very well. He
was ahead in the counts all
day and came back and got
guys out even when he was-
n't. He did a very good job."
SFCC will try to flip the
score against Palm Beach
State College on Wednesday
in a rematch of Friday's
loss.
"We gave up eight runs in
the second to Palm Beach
and we'd like to prevent
doing that this time," Hitt
said. "See how well we
match up with them."
Game time is 5 p.m. at
SFCC Panther Field in Avon
Park.


Special to the News-Sun
SEBRING It appears to
be a delightful problem for
Sebring President Tres
Stephenson what to do
with all the cars lining up for
the Mobil 1 12 Hours of
Sebring presented by Fresh
from Florida.
The entry list continues to
grow with the latest addition
being the LMPC entry from
Woodard Racing.


.The British team is look-
ing set to get their season
underway at Sebring with a
car leased from Oreca. Luca
Moro has signed on as a
driver.
Magnus Racing will run a
quartet of ALMS races in the
GTC class.
John Potter and Craig
Stanton will drive the team's
#77 Porsche with Matthew


Marsh at Sebring.
Meanwhile, it appears that
the Panoz Abruzzi GTE
racer has been confirmed as
an entrant at Sebring after
homologation issues kept
the car from an entry in this
year's Le Mans 24 hours
John Leverett, of Panoz
Auto Development, con-
firmed that the car has
required a reworking of the


windshield "to a very small
degree" after the original
design failed to meet series
requirements.
The 59th Mobil 1 Twelve
Hours of Sebring is set for
10:30 a.m. on Saturday
March 19.
The race will be shown
live and in its entirety on
ESPN3.com and americanle-
mans.com starting at 10 a.m.


Derrek Lee eager to take his swings with Orioles


Associated Press
SARASOTA The ques-
tion brought a smile and a
head nod from first baseman
Derrek Lee, a nonverbal
confirmation that he's excit-
ed about batting third in the
Baltimore Orioles'
revamped lineup.
Yes, Lee has thought
about hitting in front of
Vladimir Guerrero and
all the damage they could
do.
"We've got a good lineup.'
It's exciting," Lee said.
"One through nine, we've
got guys who can hit. We've
got some speed in the line-
up. I think we're going to be
able to put some runs on the
board."
Lee reported to camp
Saturday after signing a one-
year, $7.5 million contract
last month.
The Orioles held their
first full-squad workout on
Monday, but Lee is restrict-
'ed in his activities while
rehabbing his right thumb.
He underwent surgery in
November to repair a torn
ligament in the thumb, an
injury he sustained on open-
ing day last year with the
Chicago Cubs.
Lee has been hitting soft
tosses in the indoor cage at
the Ed Smith Stadium com-
plex, and hopes to graduate,
to live batting practice in the
next week to 10 days.
"Everything's progressing
right on schedule. In fact,
he's ahead of schedule,"
manager Buck Showalter
said. "Right now, I don't see
it being a problem for us if
he continues to progress at
the rate that he is."
Lee's production tailed
off last year after he drove in
111 runs in 2009 and fin-
ished ninth in MVP voting in
the National League.
He batted a combined
.260 with 19' homers and 80
RBIs in 109 games with the
Cubs and 39 with the Atlanta
Braves.
"I have a little chip on my
shoulder," the 35-year-old
said. "I hear people say I'm
old, I'm declining. I want to
prove that theory wrong. I'm


Eric Gay Associated Press
Baltimore Orioles' Derrek Lee takes part in drills during
baseball spring training Monday, in Sarasota, Fla. Lee
reported to camp Saturday after signing a one-year, $7.5
million contract last month. The Orioles held their first
full-squad workout on Monday, but Lee is restricted in his
activities while rehabbing his right thumb.


getting up there, I've played
the game a long time, but
that doesn't mean I'm get-
ting worse because of age. I
had a bad year, but that's
behind me."
The Orioles almost traded
for Lee in the winter of
2003, but they couldn't work
out an extension after he vis-
ited Camden Yards with his
family, so the Florida
Marlins dealt him to the
Cubs.
"I guess I was meant to be
an Oriole," he said.
It's been a long and wind-
ing road.
The Orioles made offers
to free-agent first basemen
Victor Martinez, Adam
Dunn and Adam LaRoche
this winter before reaching
agreement with Lee.
A month later, they
reached agreement with
Guerrero, who signed his
contract on Friday and will
bat cleanup as the full-time
designated hitter.
"I was fired up," Lee said.
"This guy is one of the pre-
mier hitters in the game, just
a pure hitter. He falls out of


bed hitting. So, you stick
him in the middle of the
lineup, he just makes guys
around him better because
he's one of those guys the
other teams have to focus
on. When he's hot, he can
carry a team two or three
weeks at a time."
The Orioles went 34-23
after hiring Showalter in
early August.
Lee tracked their progress
and noted all the additions
they made in the offseason,
including trades that brought
third baseman Mark
Reynolds and shortstop J.J.
Hardy.
"You started taking notice
of them last year," Lee said.
"Even in the National
League, you saw what
Baltimore was doing to fin-
ish up the season. And that
continued in the offseason."
Lee will serve as one of
the veteran leaders.
He's viewed as being
approachable and willing to
share his experiences with
younger players.
"It's fun playing with the
young guys because they're


hungry and excited and they
bring that passion," he said.
"And you can show them the
ropes along the way, what-
ever advice they may need
or questions they may have.
Some of us have been
through the fires and we can
bring some guidance."
Right fielder Nick
Markakis and minor league
infielder Pedro Florimon
were the last two position
players to report, giving the
Orioles perfect attendance
for Monday's workout.
Guerrero hit outdoors for
the first time and launched
couple balls into the parking
lot beyond the left field
fence.
Lee took grounders at
first base and worked on
turning the 3-6-3 double
play.
"This was the first time
we were all able to get out
on the field together," center
fielder Adam Jones said.
"Just being able to get on the
field and stretch as a team,
that's what it's all about. It's
the first day that every-
body's got on their spikes
and I'm sure people's feet
will be hurting tonight. But
let's get it going, let's get
the ball rolling."
Showalter said right-han-
der Brad Bergesen will start
the Feb. 28 exhibition open-
er against the Pittsburgh
Pirates in Bradenton, fol-
lowed by Chris Tillman.
Both pitchers will work
two or three innings.


MIXED NUTS
High Games
Gil Bass .................. 235
Mike Browning ............. 206
Joan Siegel ................ 178
James Donohue ............ 176
Kay Gray .................. 160
Carmen Manejkowski ........ 145
High Series
Roger Stevenson ........... 680
Ted Watson ................ 631
Frank Gagilardi ............. 527
Lucy Bruno ................ 496
Jo Shook ................ 54
Maria Castilow ............ 434
HEARTLAND MIXED
High Games (Handicap)
Chelsea Davis ............ 310
Jim Langham ............ 300.
Shawn Squires ........... 290.
Mychelle Deshazo ........... 281
Joe LeBlanc ......... ..... 259
Shari Kerik-Lyman .......... 259
High Series
Sharon Tomlinson .......... 776
Russell Plamann ............ 743
Daniel Kline ................ 708
Dennis Raczkowski .......... 698
Linda Canright ............. 695
Donna Smith .............. 694
Cindy Darling .............. 694
HIGHLANDS MEN
High Games
Joe Stacy ........... ..... 279
Mike Freese ............... 279
Frank Peterson ............. 279
High Series
Mark Davis .............. 725
Eric Rankin .......... ..... 711
Anthony Crews ........... 704
FRIDAY NIGHT SAINTS
High Games
Roger Stevenson ........... 237
Joyce Wilkinson ........... 235
Gil Bennett .......... ..... 226
Joe Spitale ............... 214
Shirley Hyzer ........ ..... 194
Gloria W ilkerson ............ 164
High Series
Dale Wilkinson ............. 631
Dave Harper ............... 629


Cindy Darling .............. 628
Virgil Crandall .............. 597
Kay Gray .................. 527
Barbara Brand ......... ... 510
HOUSEWORK DODGERS
High Games
Ora Boisclair ............. ..213
Judy Baggerly .............. 196
Barbara Beacham ........... 184
High Series
Jeanne Roozeboom ........ 569
Kayleen Gray ................519
Jo Snor.-t .................495
HIGHLANDS WOMEN
High Games
Cheryl B ,- jiin ............198
Pauline f'ri: 1 ............. 184
Gloria W ii ri:,.n i ........... 178.
l:n nna C irl .:r .......... ... 178
High Series
Cheryl Bateman .......... 525
Donna Carlson ............. 499
Pauline Price ............... 498
LI'L CANES
High Games
Anthony Anderson .......... 120
Trenton Knapp ............. 112
Daniel Lynch ................ 93
High Series
Anthony Anderson .......... 197
Trenton Knapp ............ 185
Daniel Lynch ............... 161
LIGHTNING
Boys High Games
. David Daniels .............. 298
Patric Stacy ............... 265
Maon Davis .'....... ....... 237
Boys High Series
Patric Stacy ............... 675
David Daniels .............. 662
Thorsten Przychocki ......... 639
Girls High Games
Caitlin Sm ith ............... 202
Amanda McMahon ..........178
Adrianna Stacy ............. 161
Girls High Series
Caitlin Smith ............... 542
Amanda McMahon ..........470
Adrianna Stacy ............. 428


SYF&C Camps


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.


South Central Florida Pickelball League
Championship at Highlands Ridge


SEBRING On Saturday,
March 5 at 10 a.m., the first
ever. South Central Florida
Pickelball League
Championship will take place
at the courts in Highlands
Ridge.
The league is made up of
five communities in central
Florida; Highlands Ridge,
Tanglewood, Solivita, Lake
Ashton, and Rainbow Resort.
Several of the finest pick-


leball players in Florida will
be competing and two of the
best teams will do battle -
Solivita and Tanglewood.
Anyone who is interested
in learning about the "fastest
growing sport in adult com-
munities across the country"
should make their way to
Highlands Ridge.
Matches will run from 10
a.m. to the finals at approxi-
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Tanglewood
By NeilSimpson
SEBRING Things have
quieted around Tanglewood.
This year's cancer benefit
was a huge success, raising
more than $67,500 for cancer
research. The annual cancer
benefit is over and we're
back to the regular rhythm of
events: Church in the hall on
Sunday, Monday Morning
Coffee to enjoy doughnuts
and coffee provided by a
sponsor and to hear numer-
ous announcements. In the
activity building, people are
busy sticking to their New
Year's resolutions by work-
ing out daily in the fitness
center or taking part in power
walking. Cards and table
games are played in the after-
noons and evenings.
Throughout the communi-
ty, residents can be found
stamping, creating fine
stained glass items or work-
ing at a sewing machine or on
other artistic endeavors.
Guys are gathered around the
pond with their model yachts
while others are busy on the
courts: tennis, pickle ball,
shuffleboard and petanque.
Still others laying by the pool
to catch those welcome rays.
In the evenings, actors are
hard at work on stage ready-
ing for their March 2-4 per-
formances of "The Sensuous
Senator," a hilarious romp in,
on, under and around Senator
Harry Douglas' bed.
Last Wednesday, elections
were held to select leaders of
the Tanglewood Master
Activities Committee
(TMAC). Our new chair is
Peggy Grandsard, long-time
chair of the Special Meals
Committee. The co-chair is
Bill Rulli, newly elected
chair of the Dance
Committee.
On Saturday, a garage sale
will be held in the Clubhouse
from 8-11 a.m. The semi
annual sale draws huge
crowds looking for a bargain.
On Saturday evening, the
Dance Committee will open
the doors as Don and Allen
provide the music.

Tropical
Harbor Estates
By Barbara Kelleher

LAKE PLACID -*
Sunday, Feb. 13, the Military
Committee had their home-
made soup and sandwich din-
ner. They served 187 resi-
dents. They had homemade
chicken noodle soup or veg-
etable beef soup with a large
hot-dog with all the trim-
mings. Monday morning we
had our morning coed gather-


Courtesy photo
Some of the Tropical Harbor residents who were also winners in the Lake Placid
Country Fair included (from left) Sylvia Fitch, Peggy Reed, Diane Bennett, Heather
Snoddy, Judy Muise, Sherry White, Grace Becker, Arlene Clouston and (in back)
Steve Johnson (hidden behind the quilts), Jerry Matthews, Rick Knoche and Burt
Pritchett. Also in the photo is Ann Rissmiller.

Tropical Harbor residents win

at Lake Placid Country Fair


By BARBARA KELLEHER
Special to the News-Sun
LAKE PLACID We would be remiss
if we did not tell the people of Lake Placid
and Tropical Harbor how proud we are of
the residents of our park and tell of their
wonderful talents. We had many who
entered their crafts at the Country Fair in
Lake Placid, some of the residents who
won various ribbons for their crafts includ-
ed:
Sylvia Fitch with her cross stitch pic-
ture won a first place ribbon and Best of its
Class;
Peggy Reed won three ribbons, first
place for her peanut brittle candy and first
place for her strawberry/rhubarb jelly and
third place for her Mounds coconut cake;
Diane Bennett made a quilted table
runner and she won a second class ribbon;
Heather Snoddy won honorable men-
tion for her watercolor painting of birds
seen in the Everglades;
Judy Muise won first place for her
quilt with embroidered wild animal display
on each of the squares. She also won a sec-
ond place ribbon for her hand-painted wall
plaque and embroidered tote bag;
Sherry White received a first place
blue ribbon for her multi'-colored quilt
which was crib size;
Grace Becker won a first class ribbon
for her counted cross stitch picture of a
swan;


ing. Peggy Sue Teague filled
in for Donna Vanden Bergh
who was not -feeling good.
Our coffee makers were the
Colliers and the Manly fami-
ly. Peggy introduced George
Susco, our park manager,
who told the residents that
the workers of the park will
be cutting lawns again. He
also told them that they
would be doing the edgings
along" the roadways of the
park. He turned the mike
back to Peggy Sue who asked


Arlene Clouston won second place rib-
bons for her two oriental poems;
Steve Johnson submitted a stained
glass picture. He won a blue ribbon, which
was Best in Class and People's Choice;
Jerry Matthews carved a large conch
shell that looked real and carved a light-
house with scenery and a boat sailing on
the water that he placed in the opening of
the shell. He won a red second place rib-
bon'
Rick Knoche submitted three framed
pictures that he photographed and won
three second class ribbons;
Burt Pritchett submitted a wood carv-
ing that was a picture on both sides that he
carved. One side was a lighthouse and the
reverse side was a carving of his church
that he attended in Michigan. He also won
a second prize ribbon;
Ann Rissmiller submitted a cross stitch
picture showing ladies entering the front
porch with a porch swing plus flowers and
scenery. She received the honorary Laura
Rider award. She received the Best of
Show, the Best of Class and the First place
blue ribbon. She is a very talented lady;
Louise Howard submitted a pecan pie,
which won a ribbon. She also made
caramel candies; and
Stephen Maziarz submitted an oil
painting of a large mouth bass about to
consume a frog sitting on a lily pad. He
received a yellow third place ribbon.


if we had any returnees.
Everyone was happy to see
Ruth and Don Walls. Also we
had Ken Tucker who was
happy to escape the cold
weather. Next we had
Barbara Convard who intro-
duced her daughter and two
lovely granddaughters.
Peggy Sue then asked Carol
Noel for a Sunshine report.
Carol told the residents that
she has sign up sheets on the
table for the following people
who need our thoughts and


Arc's Afternoon Tea
wommmmPnsu E-


prayers: Marilyn
Christenesen now home from
the hospital; Shirl Bauman,


Alice Plate, Rem Hunnewell,
Toni Price and Wil Noel. We
extend our sympathy to
Emily Snider whose brother
in North Carolina has just
passed away.
Peggy then asked Laura
Bailey to lead us in song as
she read, the names of resi-
dents celebrating their birth-
days the week of Feb. 14-21.
We had no one present for
the birthdays or anniver-
saries. Peggy thanked Laura
for' her willingness to serve
us with her music. Activities
- I am only going to list a few
tip and coming events of this
week, since we are listing
information about the craft
winners of the Lake Placid
Country Fair.
Tuesday, the women will
be having the Ladies Day Out
at Ruby Tuesdays and on
Wednesday the Red Hatters
will be having Ladies About
Town in Lake Placid that is
being put on by the
Merchants Association. Feb.
16, the Memorial Committee
will be having a spaghetti
dinner and a dedication pro-
gram in the memory of Alice
Jacobson, beginning at 5 p.m.
Tuesday morning we had
our ladies coffee which was
emceed by Vickie
Echelberry, who also made
the coffee. Most of the dis-
cussion was on the up and
coming plans for Relay for
Life which will be April 8-9.
Paula Bannister is our chair-
man for this program. T
he meeting adjourned early
in order to attend the Ladies
Luncheon at Ruby Tuesdays.
Our hostesses were Ingrid
Taft and Carol Oldham, who
did a very nice job welcom-
ing the ladies as they came
in. We had a great meal and
reservations for 65 ladies.
Wednesday evening Sherry
White 'along with her
Memorial Committee work-
ers did a wonderful job
preparing the food, decorat-
ing the tables. You would
have thought you were in an
elegant Italian restaurant and
serving 190 residents.
The spaghetti was deli-
cious. Since this was a
memorial for Alice Jacobson,
the program was to let the
residents who did know her
reminisce about wonderful
contributions of just knowing
her.


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She never complained
about her bouts with cancer.
She worked on every com-
mittee that she could. She did
the monthly news letter even
on a lap top computer when
she was in the hospital. Her
husband John was present
and brought pictures of Alice
and their family.
Sherry read a poem that
expressed knowing he will
see her again in Heaven. She
presented John with a Lucite
plaque that was mono-
grammed to John Jacobson
with Alice's name from our
friends of Tropical Harbor.

Scoreboard
Woodhaven Estates
Bridge scores
SEBRING Here are this
week's scores for Woodhaven
Estates.
Party Bridge: First place,
Doris Sorgen; second place,
Sandy Wickstrom; and third
place, Ken Meyer.
Duplicate Bridge: First
place,: Ray and Roz Krahn.
Tying for second/third places
were Bill Tedford and Shirley
Breckenridge; and Grace
Swan and Margaret Alliston.
Fourth place, Eric and Sandy
Wickstrom.


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Special to.the News-Sun
LAKE PLACID .On
Feb. 10 at the morning serv-
ice at Lake Placid Christian
School %on Interlake
Boulevard, .'some members
from VFW Post 3880, Lake
Placid, presented certificates
of appreciation and monetary
gifts to the es,'aN winners for
the Patriot'- Pen essa) The
topic for this year was "Does
Patriotism Still Matter?"
All the students that
entered are winners in the
hearts of club members. The
topics always deal with vet-
erans and how they should be
appreciated not only by the
students but by adults too.
Without the veterans we
would not have the free
America we enjoy daily.
Freedom came at a big price
and it is still being paid at a
big price today. Remember
freedom is not free. Thank a
veteran.
The winners are: sixth
grade, Jordan Merlo; seventh


Courtesy photo
VFW 3880 Ladies Auxiliary president Kathy Hays (from left) and Patriot instructor
Suzanne Krueger presents Patriot's Pen essay winners Jordan Merlo, Lydia Daum, Rachel
Shattler with the assistance of past post commander Charles Krueger.


grade, Lydia Daum; and
eighth grade, Rachel Sattler.
The auxiliary ladies attend-
ing were president Kathy
Hays, Patriot instructor
Suzanne Krueger, and treas-
urer Roxanne Loveday. The


Post member was past com-
mander Charles Krueger.
After the presentation,
everyone gathered around the
flag pole. Two students
raised the American flag and
everyone saluted after which


a prayer of thanks was said
and the students went back to
classes.
Let us' all remember to
teach young adults about the
nation's history, the veterans
and keep them informed.


Jensen speaks to Lake

Placid Noon Rotary


Courtesy photo
Mike Jensen, incoming county extension director at University of
Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, discussed the
importance of agriculture to Highlands County with the Lake
Placid Noon Rotary on Feb. 17.


Special to the News-Sun
LAKE PLACID Mike
Jensen, incoming county
extension director at
University of Florida's
Institute of Food and
Agricultural Sciences,
spoke at the Feb. 17 meet-
ing of Lake Placid Noon
Rotary.
He discussed the
importance of agriculture
to Highlands County and
the services provided by
the extension program to
educate and assist pro-
ducers.
Highlands County agri-
culture produces "Farm
Gate" value of
$413,000,000 annually.


Lake Placid Noon
Rotary raises funds
through its annual Wild
Game Dinner and other
community-based activi-
ties to support its local
scholarship program and
other local projects as
well as for Rotary
International's global
projects such as ending
polio worldwide.
The club meets at 11:30
a.m. every Thursday at
Peppercorn's at 525 W.
Interlake Blvd.
Each meeting features
a speaker on a topic of
local or regional interest.
To inquire about mem-
bership, contact Mary
Birge at 465-2700.


VFW 3880 presents Patriot's Pen essay awards


TOPS FL Club 487
SEBRING Feb. 16
after exercises 15 TOPS
and eight KOPS gave the
pledges. New member is
Nancy Jensen.
Yes-yeses are portion
control and keep doing the
contest rules.
There were 15 winners in
the 25-cent contest at 35
cents each and Ginna
Meissfer won $2 in the 10-
cent contest. Lorraine
Thompson has two weeks
to win the Mystery Gift,
and Marge Jobin found
another wrapper on the
Attendance Box.
Best Loser was Judy
Phillips and Lorraine
Thompson, last week's Best
Loser, received the $1
coupon for losing this
week.
In the "New Year New
Me" contest, Leslie
Maschue and Carolyn
Patterson presented charms
and prizes to TOPS mem-
bers Judy Phillips, Ginna
Meissner and Bette Gillett,
and KOPS members Alice
Bowen, Shirley Hickling
and Shirley Slabaugh. Also
for losing two pounds or
more in the six weeks were
Carol DeArmitt, Bette
Gillett, Ginna Meissner,
Judy Phillips and Lorraine
Thompson.
Judy Alger's program
was from "The Choice is
Mine" on "Dealing with
Saboteurs: Big Plates and
Big Servings." The smaller
the plate, the bigger your
portion looks.
Call 382-7716 or 471-
2193.

TOPS FL Club 632
SEBRING This TOPS
Club meets every Monday


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Snapshots

at First Baptist Church of
Lake Josephine. Weigh-in
begins at 2:30 p.m. and
ends at 3:10 p.m. The meet-
ing begins at 3:30 p.m. and
lasts approximately one
hour. For more information,
contact Judy O'Boyle at
260-0831.
The program was pre-
sented by Barbara Huff and
was the third part of the
program called "Mindful
Eating..' Huff said today
members were to concen-
trate on an "Attitude of
Gratitude," essentially what
we have in our lives and
now what we can't eat.
Each table wrote down
what they're grateful for,
such as family, clothes, our
homes, etc. Then they went
around the room and each
table read what they'd list-
ed without repeating what
had already been said.
Members realized that there
is so much in our lives to be
thankful for and not eating
that piece of chocolate isn't
that important.
There were 32 members
present and losses were
excellent this week. The
Best Loser of the Week was
Judy O'Boyle. The monthly
weight loss report for
January was also given and
it was excellent. The Best
Loser of the Month was
Margaret Garas, who also
received a 10-pound weight
loss charm along with
Jackie Perko. "Yes I Can"
charms were presented to
Margaret Garas and Jackie
Perko for renewing their
membership at a lower
weight.
Yes-yeses for the coming
week are green beans,
tomatoes and carrots.


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Benns awarded Yard of the Month in AP


Special to the News-Sun
AVON PARK It was dif-
ficult to find a yard to present
with the Yard of the Month
Award this month. Many
yards were hit hard by the
below-freezing temperatures
we experienced this winter.
One committee member had
passed a particular yard sever-
al times, keeping it in mind as
a possibility for the award.
This past week while driving
by, the yard was a stand out in
the neighborhood.
The home at 35 E.
Winthrop St., owned by Steve
and Kathleen Benn, has a very
unusual landscape. Steve
Benn has chosen all native
plants to use in his landscape
design. Many who have tried
this approach do not achieve
the desired effect and end up
with a tangle of plants.


Benn has a well thought-
out design that he has imple-
mented to show others how to
use native plants effectively
in an urban setting. It is for
this reason, that he was pre-
sented with the Yard of the
Month Award.
The first thing that is
noticed is the use of grasses,
both muhly and fakahatchee.
The muhly grass borders the
south edge of the property,
while the fakahatchee is used
in several places in the land-
scape design. A large bed on
the southern perimeter
includes dahoon and palatka
holly trees, Florida privet,
sword fern, simpson stopper,
spider wort, Walter's viber-
num and newly planted oak
myrtle.
As you pull into the drive
you face a chickasaw plum


tree in full bloom with its
white flowers. Bees were
busy pollinating these blooms
without causing concern to
individuals. Since the proper-
ty is on a corner, there is the
opportunity to showcase
many trees.
Planted along the eastern
border, you see more Walter's
vibernum, southern red cedar,
Florida privet and oak myrtle.
In the northeast corner, Steve
has planted an arrangement of
long needle pines and a saw
palmetto. He has recently
planted red maple trees in a
section behind the house. The
only concession to a non-
native plant is a row of ligus-
trum along a fence with a
neighboring property.
In keeping with his idea of
using native/natural materials,
, Benn has used broken up con-


create to form a walkway
through the plantings. Benn is
a big believer of using mulch.
He uses oak mulch abundant-
ly, which he obtains from a
local tree trimming service.
Besides keeping weeds under
control, the mulch retains
moisture for the plants, which
means less water is necessary.
When asked why he chose
to use native plants in his
landscape design, Benn want-
ed to get back to a natural
environment and to provide
food for the birds. Several of
the trees in the yard provide
an abundant amount of
berries.
Another yard in the neigh-
borhood had been recognized
as the Yard of the Month a
few years ago. This gave
Benn the impetus to start
work on his yard. This is the


Courtesy photo
Steve Benn, 35 E. Winthrop St. in Avon Park, received the
Yard of the Month Award for his use of native plants in his
landscape design.


goal of presenting the award.
To get others in the communi-
ty to take pride in their yards
and ultimately give pride to
the city. Since beginning work
on his yard, a neighbor has
become interested in the use
of native plants and Benn has
given him advice. Many of


the plants were purchased at a
local nursery on U.S. 98.
Benn is very knowledge-
able about native plants and is
an enthusiastic host.
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CHALK TALK


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CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS


Hitt girls awarded HLT scholarships


Special to the News-Sun
SEBRING The Scholarship Committee of
Highlands Little Theatre proudly announces
scholarship awards to Olivia Hitt and Sydney
Hitt. The young ladies will be singing at
Carnegie Hall in New York City with the
Sebring High School Chorus. Both teens have
participated onstage at Highlands Little
Theatre in previous youth shows aind most
recently in last August's production,
"Footloose."
Highlands Little Theatre offers two types
of scholarships to its members, degree seek-
ing and non-degree seeking. Others who have
received fegree seeking scholarships in the
past year include: Bethany Finney, studying
Music Ministry at Warner University;
Cameron Reck, Film Production at


Southeastern University: Glenn Lorandeau,
Performing Arts at University of Central
Florida; A.J. Brand, Music at Florida
Southern College; and Nicole Brand. minor-
ing in Dance at Rollins College.
The Scholarship Committee of HLT hosts
an annual Fourth of July Show open to all of
Highlands County. It is through donations
received at this event that HLT members of
any age may apply for the Janelou Buck
Performing Arts Scholarship. If you are inter-
ested in becoming a member of Highlands
Little Theatre, stop by the theatre across from
the Sebring Civic Center on West Center
Street. The Box Office is open from 10 a.m.
to 2 p.m. and one of the volunteers would be
glad to give more information.


Courtesy photo
Medals for outstanding HAART Science Fair projects were given to Andres Lucas (from
left), Colby Goins, Emma Everhart, Hannah Luciano, Samantha Donovan and Rachel Boyd.
With the students are teachers Barbara Marazza and Mary Comers.

Fifth-graders participate in


HAART Science Fair


Special to the News-Sun
SEBRING On Feb. 10 at
Sun 'N Lake Elementary
School the fifth-grade
Advanced Academics classes
participated in a science fair.
The students in the classes of
teachers Mary Comers and
Barbara Marazza have been
working on their projects for
three months.
The focus of the activity
was teaching young students
The Scientific Method, an
area that is tested on the


Florida Comprehensive
Achievement Test. Students
began by choosing a topic of
interest, researching that
topic and formulating a
hypothesis. The next step for
students was to follow
through with their procedures
-and conduct experiments to
come up with a conclusion.
There were a total of 42
projects on display for parent
night where parents joined
the students to view projects


and hear students' explana-
tions.
Mollie Stephens, the gifted
education/HAART Resource
teacher, announced outstand-
ing projects at the end of the
night. Every student received
a participating ribbon.
Medals for outstanding proj-
ects were given to Andres
Lucas, Emma Everhart,
Colby Goins, Rachel Boyd,
Samantha Donovan and
Hannah Luciano.


SFCC recognizes students


for academic excellence


Special to the News-Sun
AVON PARK South
Florida Community College
recognizes those students who
have pursued and achieved
academic excellence during the
course of study at the college.
Students are named to the
President's List for receiving a
semester grade point average
between 3.8' and 4.0. Avon
Park students named to the fall
2010 President's List were
Andras Szoke, Ashley M.
Sodrel, Bailey E. Gornto,
Brittany L. Bennett, Cara L.
Morehouse, Ivan Vincent E.
Lee, Kathleen M. Richards,
Kathryn M. Bruce, Tonya N.
Ferguson, and Tyranie 0.
Perry.
Lake Placid students named
to the President's List were
Alisha N. Hannan, Antonio
Santana, Erika Hernandez,
Faraz A. Babar, Jessica M.
Landers, and John T. Bennett.
Sebring students named to
the President's List were
Adrianna C. Forester,
Alexander W. Zirulnik,
Amanda L. McMahon, Angela
A. Guthas, Blair A. Burley,
Brittany N. Lockhart, Chieu X.
Nguyen, Cole J. Day, Emily A.
Davis, Emily A. Hatley, Erin L.
Halpern, Huifang Zhao, Hyla
E. Thompson, Jeremy M. Noel,
Jessica L. Baker, Karley E.
Freeland, Karrie D. Dudek,
Kristi A. Livingston, Kurian
Antony, Lourvina Grace R.
Ramos, Penny L. Ferryman,
Rachel M. Reid, Rebeca
Rivera, Samantha A. Cochran,
Shane T. Donglasan, Steven J.


Camillieri, and Trenton S.
Haralson.
Venus student William K.
Thompson was named to the
fall 2010 President's list.
Students are named to the
Vice President's List for
receiving a grade point average
between 3.5 and 3.79. Avon
Park students named to the fall
2010 Vice President's List
were Allyson M. Bautista,
Karalee A. Boomer, Amanda L.
Girofalo, Melony N. Hughes,
Matthew A. Jordan, Joseph F.
Lucas, Christopher J.
Maquivar, Lenisa R.
Ragoodial, Adriana Ramirez,
Ismael J. Rivera, Meredith M.
Sedlock, Michael H. Skropka,
Brandi A. Thomas, Alyssa G.
Thompson, and Briana D.
Washington.
Lake Placid students named
to the Vice President's List
were Yesenia Calderon, Robert
A. Carson, Megan L.
Davidson, Patrick B. Devlin Jr,
Scott R. Earley, Shana N.
Gibson, Seth A. Gose, Shane
A. Gose, Marysa A. Haak,
Brandy A. Landers, Chelsea M.
Landsberg, Eddie W.
Moorehead, Akeesia T.
Mulligan, Amanda K. Nicolai,
David R. Samperi, Marlena R.
Sawyer, Haley M. Sterling,
Daniel J. Stupka, and
Christopher E. Wrenn.
Sebring students named to
the Vice President's List were
Ricki V. Albritton, Justa
Badillo, Michelle L. Bartley,
John A. Bishop III, Kacie M.
Bovard, Jeremy S. Boydston,
Danielle N. Cole, Ceara D.


Collins, Josean R. Cruz, Caitlin
R. Cwalinski, Maria G. Diaz,
Jon R. Foy Jr, Maria L.
Guzman, Isuel Guzman,
Raymond S. Hancock, Dennis
R. Hart, Erin N. Hemler,
Robert H. Henry, Heather M.
Lemos, Rhonda J. Lindley,
Jennifer D. Lobozzo, Heather
N. Luciano, Shelby D. Maiel,
Jennifer'L. McIntyre, Gladys
V. Mejia, Brian S. Pearce,
Daniel E. Powell, Larry A.
Rios, Caitlin N. Smith,
Federico A. Vazquez, and Shea
0. Young.
Venus student Christopher
Jennings was named to the fall
2010 Vice President's list.
Lorida students Andrew S.
Deierlein and Daniel R.
Edmonds was named to the fall
2010 Vice President's list.


Horse Liniment
Erases Pain
HIALEAH, FL An ingredient
often used to treat inflammation in
race horse legs, is now back on the
market in its original doctor recom-
mended clinical strength formula.
\ J....j. i, ,.. r, tonal drug store
ir L I '-. at one ti. e be-
came so popular that it rose to the top
of pharmacy sales for topical pain
relievers. But the company market-
ing the product at the lime changed
the formula and sales plummeted.
One of the inventors of the original
formula has brought it back to the
market under the trade name ARTH
ARREST and says it c;a relieve pain
for millions.
ARI(l ARREST works by a dual
mechanism wI.... I ..... ;..... I
relieves pain r .. I- a, i
second ingredient seeks out and de-
stroys the r, I ., .. I h be-
fore it can :*,, ,i i il i r, i oil-
sidered a medical miracle by some,
the ARTH ARRFST formula is use-
ful in the treatment of painful disor
ders ranging from minor aches and
pains to more serious conditions such
as arthritis, bursitis, rheumatism, ten-
donitis. backache and more.
S ARITH ARRES is available in a
convenient roll-on applicator at phar-
macies without a prescription or call
1-800-339-3301. Now available at:


Courtesy photo
Lake Placid Elementary School Principal Carol Disler (left) joins Lake Placid Elks
2661 Americanism chairman Joanne Croniser and Jerry Kinsey, lodge secretary, in
congratulating first place winner Dylan DeFord (left from next to Dislery), second place,
Lissette Lopez, and Kyle Warrenldn and Esther Eugene, tied for third place.

DeFord wins Elks Americanism Essay Contest


By JOANNE CRONISER
Special to the News-Sun
LAKE PLACID Lake
Placid Lodge 2661 once
again sponsored the Elks
American Essay Contest at
Lake Placid Elementary
School. The theme this year
was "Why I am Proud to be
an American".
Approximately 500 students
participated.
As always in this contest,
selection was very difficult.
The judges, as they do every
year, wish to remain anony-
mous.
Three prizes were award-
ed: First place was a $100
savings bond and a $10 gift
certificate to Pizza Hut; sec-
ond prize was a $50 savings
bond and a $10 gift certifi-
cate to Pizza Hut; third
place was a two-way tie and
each received a $20 gift cer-
tificate to Pizza Hut. This
was the first time there was
ever a tie awarded, but the
judges were unable to a


make a decision and the
club graciously consented to
award both entrants.
Lodge secretary Jerry
Kinsey presented the
awards to the following:
first place, Dylan DeFord;
second place, Lisette Lopez;
third place, Esther Eugene
and Kyle Warkentin.
Following is the winning
essay by Dylan DeFord:

Why I Am Proud to
be an American
"I am proud to be an
American because I have
the freedom of speech, reli-
gion and the right to vote. I
can express my opinion on
various subjects without the
worry of being prosecuted. I
can speak out for or against
my government. Americans
can have as many or as few
children as they please,
without the government
interfering in their lives.
"I am proud to be an
American because we can


hold our American flag up
and fly it whenever we
please and be proud of who
we are. By flying the
American flag it represents
our country. We are free to
go wherever we want to go.
I can go to church and pray.
I can go to school without
fear. I can play outside with-
out fear. I am free and safe.
It is my home.
"People came to this
country so that we could
make America a place that
people are able to do things
that our countries won't
allow. We are protected by
the military. They are fight-
ing the war to make sure
America is safe and free.
My brother is my hero. He
is in the war fighting so I
can go to school and be
safe. Our whole country
fights to keep the people
and the country a safe,
secure place to live. And
because of that I am proud
to be an American."


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COMMUNITY CALENDAR


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

TODAY
N 50 Plus Singles
Connection is an activities
club for all persons over 50.
Members gather for dinner at
various local restaurants and
have other activities. The
group meets at Beef O'Bradys
on the last Wednesday of each
month at 6 p.m. For informa-
tion call 452-1669.
* Adult Children of
Alcoholics and
Dysfunctional Families. New
Life Group meets
Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. at
Grace Bible Church, 4453
Thunderbird Road, Sebring.
For details, call 446-0461. For
details on the organization, go
to www.adultchidren.org.
* American Legion Post 25
Lake Placid has lounge hours
from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Burgers
served from 5-7 p.m.Live
music is from 5-8 p.m. For
details, call 465-7940.
* American Legion Post 74
open noon to 8 p.m. Hot dogs
served. Happy Hour 4-6 p.m.
Call 471-1448.
* Avon Park Noon Rotary
Club meets noon, Rotary Club
building, corner of Verona
Avenue and Pine Street, Avon
Park.
* BALANCE, Lives in
Transition, Inc. Qi-GONG
Relaxation classes every
Wednesday from 2:45-3 p.m.
All classes and support groups
are at 4023 Sun 'N Lake Blvd.,
Sebring. Call 386-5687.
* Balance Transitions
(Support Group For People
Suffering From Mental
Illness)
meets every Wednesday at 1
p.m. at 4023 Sun 'N Lake
Blvd., Sebring. Call 386-5687.
* BALANCE, Lives in
Transition, Inc. Family and
Caregiver Support Group
meets the fourth Monday of
the month at the Sebring
Daybreak Office from 7-8:30
p.m.
* Bridge Club of Sebring
(American Contract Bridge
Club) plays duplicate games at
12:30 p.m. at 347 Fernleaf
Ave., Sebring. For details, call
385-8118.
* The Bridgettes meet at
12:15 p.m. at Sebring
Recreation Center to play
bridge. For details, call Sandra
Yates at 655-5815.
* Christian Fellowship
Group meets 7 p.m. For
details, call 381-9005 or 381-
9007.
* Country Swingers has
dances at the Sebring
Recreation Club, 333
Pomegranate Ave., Sebring.
Membership is required.
Beginners dancing from 5:15-
6:15 p.m. Advanced dancing is
from 6:30-8:30 p.m. New
dances taught every other
week. Call 655-2398.
* Fraternal Order of Eagles
4240 Aerie meets at 7 p.m.
the second and fourth
Wednesday at the club, 12921
U.S. 98, Sebring. For details
call 655-4007.
* Heartland Horses &
Handicapped Inc. is offering
pony rides every Monday and
Wednesday from 4:30-6:30


p.m., weather permitting. $5
donation per child. Call 452-
0006 for more information. All
proceeds raised support our
free equine assisted riding pro-
gram for adults and children
with special needs, which
resumes in September.
* Highlands County
Narcotics Anonymous meets
at 8 p.m. at the Lakeside
house, 1513 S. Highlands
Ave., Avon Park. For details,
call the 24-hour hotline 1-800-
850-7347 or (941) 616-0460.
* Highlands Senior Center is
open every Wednesday from 9
a.m. to 3 p.m. at their new
clubhouse, 3400 Sebring
Parkway (the old Lions Club).
Two live bands to dance to
and great lunches. All area
seniors are invited to join the
festivities. Call 386-0752.
* Highlands Shrine Club,
2606 State Road 17 South,
Avon Park (between Avon
Park and Sebring) meets from
8:30-10:30 a.m. for coffee and
doughnuts and socializing for
members and any interested
person. Members meet at 6:30
p.m. the'fourth Wednesday for
a business meeting and din-
ner. Make dinner reservations
by calling 382-2208.
* Kiwanis Club of Sebring
meets every Wednesday at
noon at Homer's Restaurant.
Call Grace Plants 273-1421 for
more information.
* Lake Placid Elks Lodge
2661 is open to members and
their guests. Shuffleboard is at
1:30 p.m. Mah-Jong from 1-5
p.m. Lounge opens at 12:30
p.m. Spaghetti dinner on the
fourth Wednesday of each
month. For details, call 465-
2661.
* Lake Placid Moose plays
cards at night. Open to mem-
bers and qualified guests only.
* Loyal Order of Moose,
Highlands County Lodge No.
2494, 1318 W Bell St., Avon
Park. Dinner served every
Wednesday from 5:30-6:30
p.m. Lodge phone number
452-0579.
* Narcotics Anonymous
Never Alone Candlelight
meets at 7 p.m. at 133 N.
Butler Ave. in Avon Park, near
the First Congregational
Church. For information call
Heartland area helpline (863)
683-0630'. More information
on other meetings and events
at www.naflheartland.org.
* Over The Hill Gang meets
10:15 a.m., Jim's Pistolarrow
Range for target shooting. For
details, call 655-4505.
* Rotary Club of Lake Placid
(Morning Rotary) meets at
6:44 a.m. at The Heron's
Garden, 501 U.S. 27 North,
Lake Placid, just north of the
Tower. Visiting Rotarians
always welcome. Coffee only
is $2; full breakfast is $7. Call
465-4834.
* Sebring Bridge Club has
Bridge, ACBL Duplicate at the
clubhouse, 347 N. Fernleaf,
Sebring at 12:30 Wednesdays.
For details or info on lessons,
call 385-8118.
* Sebring Elks Lodge 1529
hosts Wacky Wednesday from
5-6:30 p.m. serving a varied
menu of food for $5 and spe-
cial drink prices. Lounge open
from 3-10 p.m. Open to Elk
members and guests. Music
provided from 4:30-7:30 p.m.
For details, call 471-3557.
* Sebring Kiwanis Club
meets noon, Homer's
Smorgasbord, Sebring.
* Sebring Library has story-
time at 10 a.m. for ages 3-5
except during holidays.
* Sebring Moose Lodge
2259 serves hamburgers, fries
and fish sandwiches from 5-7


p.m. at 11675 U.S. 98,
Sebring. Beef franks and
Italian sausages served from 1
p.m. to closing. There will be
music from 4:30-7:30 p.m. For
details, call 655-3920.
* Sebring Recreation Club
has ice cream shuffleboard at
1:15 p.m. at 333 Pomegranate
Ave., Sebring. Call 385-2966.
* Suicide and Sudden Death
Grief Support group meets
every Wednesday, 6 p.m., at
Unity Life Enrichment Center,
10417 Orange Blossom Blvd,
Sebring. Facilitated by
licensed therapist. Call 381-
4410.
* Take Off Pounds Sensibly
FL 487 meets at 9 a.m. at
Whispering Pines Baptist
Church, 303 White Pine Drive,
Sebring. For details, call 382-
7716 or 314-9485.
* Veterans of Foreign Wars
Post 3800 plays poker at 2
p.m. at the post, 1224 County
Road 621 East, Lake Placid.
For more details, call 699-
5444.
* Veterans of Foreign Wars
Post 4300 plays euchre at
6:30 p.m. at the post, 2011 SE
Lakeview Drive, Sebring.
Service officer at post 12-3
p.m. For details, call 385-8902.
* Veterans of Foreign Wars
Post 9853 and Auxiliary trav-
el to Royal Care Nursing
Home in Avon Park the last
Wednesday.
* Young Artists String
Orchestra (YASO) rehearses
each Wednesday at 5:15 p.m.
at Lake Placid Church of the
Nazarene (512 W. Interlake).
We are looking for violin, viola,
cello, and string bass players
to be a part of this orchestra.
For information, call Diane
Osborne, conductor, at 659-
4541 or (503) 709-1440.

THURSDAY
* Alzheimer's Association
Support Group meets from 1-
2 p.m. and from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
at the Sebring Christian
Church on Hammock Road.
For details, call Lisa Rodriguez
at 385-3444.m American
Legion Placid Post 25 Lake
Placid has lounge hours 11
a.m. to 9 p.m. Card games
played at 1 p.m. Pool tourna-
ment is 7 p.m. For details, call
465-7940.
* American Legion Post 74
open noon to 8 p.m. Customer
Appreciation Day. Free food.
Happy hour all day. Call 471-
1448.
* Avon Park Moose Lodge
2494 plays euchre at 7 p.m. at
the lodge on Walnut Street.
* Bravehearts, an Ala-Non
support group, meets from 1-2
p.m. at Spring Lake
Presbyterian Church. For
details, call 655-3274.
* Bridge Club of Sebring,
(American Contract Bridge
Club) plays novice duplicate
games at 12:30 p.m. at 347
Fernleaf Ave., Sebring,
November through May. For
details, call 385-8118.
* Fletcher Music Club meets
every Thursday and Tuesday
at Fletcher Music Center in
Lakeshore Mall, Sebring. For
more details, call 385-3288.
* Fraternal Order of Eagles
4240 Aerie Auxiliary meets at
7 p.m. the second and fourth
Thursday at the club, 12921
U.S. 98, Sebring. For details
call 655-4007.
* Harmony Hoedowners
Square Dance Club offers
beginning dance lessons for
new and returning dancers
from 4-6 p.m. Thursday, and
classes for last year's dancers
from 2-4 p.m. at Reflections
On Silver Lake in Avon Park.


For more information, call Sam
Dunn at 382-6792 or e-mail
him at
samdunn @samdunn. net.
* Heartland Horses &
Handicapped Inc. provides
free assisted riding sessions
for adults and children with
special needs from 9-11 a.m.
Wednesday, Thursday and
Saturday at 118 W. College
Drive, Avon Park. For details
or to volunteer, call Mary
McClelland, coordinator, 452-
0006.
* Highlands County
Narcotics Anonymous, meets
at 8 p.m. at St. Agnes
Episcopal Church on Lakeview
Drive in Sebring. For details,
call the 24-hour hotline 1-800-
850-7347 or (941) 616-0460.
* Highlands Lake Volunteer
Fire and Rescue meets 7 p.m.
at fire department, 2840
Highlands Blvd., Avon Park,
second and fourth Thursday.
* Highlands Shrine Club,
2604 State Road 17 South, at
6-8 p.m. has country and blue-
grass music played by Country
Grass. Donation $3 for single,
and $5 for couple.
Refreshments available.
Everyone welcome.
* Hope Hospice grief support
group meets at 11 a.m. every
Thursday at the Avon Park
Library, 100 N. Museum Ave.
Call 382-0312.
* Lake Placid Chapter 260
Order of the Eastern Star
meets at 7:30 p.m. second and
fourth Thursday at the Masonic
Lodge on Main Street in Lake
Placid. No meetings from July
through September. For
details, call 465-4345.
* Lake Placid Elks Lodge
2661 has lounge hours begin-
ning at 1 p.m. Card games
and bingo are at 6 p.m. with
burgers, sandwiches and
desserts served. The lodge is
open to members and their
guests. For details, call 465-
2661.
* Lake Placid Moose serves
burgers, jumbo hot dogs and
fries at 6 p.m. Music provided
from 5:30-9 p.m. Darts at 7:30
p.m. Open to members and
qualified guests only.
* Lake Placid Noon Rotary
Club meets at noon at
Peppercorn's, 525 W. Interlake
Blvd. For more information,
including how to order lunch in
advance, call Forrest Steele at
465-0113.
* Lake Placid Woodcarvers
meet from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at
the Cultural Center, 127 Dal
Hall Blvd. For information call
Dan Daszek at 465-7730.
* Lorida Teens (TLT), a
newly formed part of the
Greater Lorida Community
Club, meets at 7 p.m.
Thursday to play softball, vol-
leyball and a variety of other
sports. Teens are encouraged
to come to the community cen-
ter.
* Loyal Order of Moose,
Highlands County Lodge No.
2494, 1318 W Bell St., Avon
Park. Tacos and wings served
every Thursday from 5:30-6:30
p.m. Cards at 6:30 p.m. Lodge
phone number 452-0579.
* Master Gardeners of
Highlands County meets 9
a.m. every fourth Thursday at
the Highlands County Agri-
Civic Center, Sebring.
* Mothers of Preschoolers
(MOPS) meets from 9-11 a.m.
second and fourth Thursday
from May-September at Grace
Bible Church, 4541
Thunderbird Road (second
church on left). For details, call
Heidi Katsanis at 441-3879.
Web site is at www.mops.org.
* Narcotics Anonymous
Take It Easy Group meets at


8 p.m. at St. Agnes Episcopal
Church, 3840 Lakeview Drive,
Sebring. For information call
Heartland area helpline (863)
683-0630. More information
on other meetings and events
at www.naflheartland.org.
* Overeaters Anonymous
meets from 4-5 p.m. every
Thursday at Ridge Area Arc
Cafeteria, 120 W. College
Drive. No dues, fees or weigh-
ins. Visit www.FloridaRidge
Intergroup.com. For details,
call 414-3172. Visit
www.oa.org for more informa-
tion on OA.
* Overeaters Anonymous
meets from 5:30-6:30 p.m.
every Thursday at Wauchula
Seventh-Day Adventist
Church, 205 S. 11th Ave.,
Wauchula. No dues, fees or
weigh-ins. Visit
www.FloridaRidge
Intergroup.com. For details,
call (863) 773-5714.
* Pine Ridge Promenaders
will be dancing from 7:30-9:30
p.m. at the Sunshine RV Park
recreation hall located 1,000
yards east of U.S. 27 on State
Road 70. For more details, call
Dan or Nell Sherman at 465-
2481 or 243-9676.
* Placid Lakes Bridge Club
meets 6-9 p.m. at Placid Lakes
Town Hall, 2010 Placid Lakes
Blvd. For details, call 465-
4888.
* Ridge Area Writers meet at
10 a.m. the second and fourth
Thursday in the conference
room at the Sebring Public
Library. All writers are wel-
come. Call 465-5254.
* Sebring Breakfast Lions
Club meets 7 a.m. at Dot's
Restaurant in Sebring Square.
* Sebring Country Estates
Civic Association hosts
Ladies Cards at 12:30 p.m.
every Thursday. Business
meeting every second
Thursday at 7 p.m. Carry-in'
dinner every fourth Thursday
at 6 p.m. Membership is $10
per person. Located at 3240
Grand Prix Drive. For all resi-


dents of Sebring Country
Estates and Grand Prix
Heights subdivision. Public
rentals available for special
events. Call 385-9109.
* Sebring Eagles Club 4240
serves hamburgers and french
fries from 5-7 p.m. Music is
from 6-9 p.m. at the club,
12921 U.S. 98, Sebring. For
details, call 655-4007.
* Sebring Lodge 249 F&AM
meets 7 p.m., second and
fourth Thursdays, 1809 Home
Ave., Sebring.
* Sebring Moose Lodge
2259 has enrollment at 8 p.m.
at the lodge, 11675 U.S. 98
East, Sebring. Beef franks and
Italian sausages served from 1.
p.m. to closing.
* Sebring Rhythm Cloggers
dance at 6:30 p.m. at
Highlands Hammock State
Park Recreation Room in
Sebring. If interested, call 382-
3735 or 382-6973.
* Sebring Sunrise Rotary
Club meets 7 a.m., Sebring
Elks Lodge, corner of
Kenilworth Boulevard and
Southeast Lakeview Drive.
* Sweet Adeline's Show
Chorus meets at 7 p.m. every
Thursday in the Avon Park
Rotary Club, 20 S. Verona
Ave. For details, call Jeanne
Parzygnat at 699-0743; Bette
Killeen at 446-3106 or Anita
Helbig at 452-1927.
* Take Off Pounds Sensibly
meets at Venus United
Methodist Church, 962 County
Road 731, Venus. Weigh in is
from 5-5:30 p.m. Meeting is
from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Call 465-
9165 for details.
* Veterans of Foreign Wars
Post 3880,.1224 County Road
621 East, Lake Placid. For
more details, call 699-5444.
* Veterans of Foreign Wars
Post 4300 serves hamburgers
from 12-2:30 and plays bingo
at 2 p.m. at the post, 2011 SE
Lakeview Drive, Sebring. For
more details call 385-8902.
* Veterans of Foreign Wars
Post 9853 bar bingo is at 1


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CELEBRATIONS


A Royal couple


Courtesy photo
Newly crowned Royal Care Queen Edna Bowers and King
Adolph Williams beam with pride following the coronation
show held recently at the facility.


Logan Branning
Casey Peacock and Greg
Branning of Sebring
announce the birth of a son,
Logan Michael, at 7:51 p.m.
on Feb. 8, 2011 at Florida
Hospital Heartland Medical
Center, Sebring.
Logan weighed 7 pounds,
3 ounces and measured 21
inches in length.
Maternal grandparents are
Carla and Dan Notestine of
Avon Park.
Paternal grandparents are
Alicia and Greg Branning of
Fort Wayne, Ind.

Korbin Brown
Kelli Brinkman and Aaron
Brown of Sebring announce
the birth of a son, Korbin
Layne, on Feb. 17, 2011 at
Highlands Regional Medical
Center, Sebring.
Korbin weighed 7 pounds,
7 ounces and measured 20
inches in length.
Maternal grandparents are
Karen and Brad Brinkman.
Paternal grandparents are
Sherrill and Pamela Brown.

Gabriel Miranda
Samary and Nestali
Miranda of Sebring
announce the birth of a son,
Gabriel A., at 3:53 a.m. on
Feb. 12, 2011 at Highlands
Regional Medical Center,
Sebring.
Gabriel weighed 7 pounds,
2 ounces and measured 19
inches in length.
Paternal grandparents are
Wanda and Nestor Miranda.

Engagement

Esquilin-Schrieber
Yini D. Esquilin of Sebring
is engaged to marry Jeremy
Schreiber of Hillard.
The bride-to-be is the
daughter of Mario and Nilda
Esquilin of Sebring. The
groom is the son of Matt and
Jean Schreiber of Hillard.
The couple plan to wed
April 1, 2011.

CELEBRATIONS GUIDE-
LINES: The News-Sun
publishes announce-
ments about births,
engagements, weddings
and anniversaries on
Wednesday.
Anniversaries are
accepted starting at the
50th and then in five-
year incriments.
Photos are accepted
and are returned when
accompanied by a self-
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envelope. Forms are
available at the News-
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The submission dead-
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considered for publica-
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Wednesday's paper.
Submit items to the
News-Sun from 8 a.m. to
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U.S. 27 South, Sebring,
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Births


Tatiana Wilson
Anna Long and Earl
Wilson Sr. of Avon Park
announce the birth of a
daughter, Tatiana Aliah, at
9:20 a.m. on Feb. 11,2011 at
Florida Hospital Heartland
Medical Center, Sebring.
Tatiana weighed 7 pounds,
14 ounces and 20 inches in
length.
Maternal grandparents are
Peggy Walkup and Ted
Long.
Paternal grandparents are
Olden and Alencia Wilson of
Sebring.


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Jamie Lynn Revell,
daughter of Jerry Revell
and the late Janie Revell of
Wauchula, is engaged to
marry Kenneth Elwood
Futch, son of Jeff and Terri
Futch of Sebring.
The bride-to-be is a 2002
graduate of Hardee High
School. She earned a
Bachelor of Arts degree in
Communicative Disorders
from the University of
Florida in 2005. She recent-
ly received her Master's
Degree in Speech and
Language Pathology from
the University of South
Florida in 2010.


Engagement

She currently works for
the Highlands County
School District as a speech
and language pathologist
The future groom is a
2005 graduate of Sebring
High School. He received a
Bachelor of Science degree
in Horticulture Science
from Florida Southern
College in 2010.
He currently works for
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the month of February. The
gallery is in the lobby of
the renovated airport and is
open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Monday through Saturday.
Lorant started showing
her work last year. At the
Lake Placid Country Fair,
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and best of show awards
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Saturday. Lorant's work
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port's executive office. A
portion of sales will be
donated to Heartland
Cultural Alliance.
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done by hand in all of
Europe.
Lorant has been teaching
for 15 years, six here in
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in Broward County.
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DIVERSIONS


BARGAINING
V;ACROSS
:1 Little reminders
:8 Bad record, e.g.
::14 Coiled killers
:18 Home of Elaine, in
:Arthurian legend
:19 Pirate's support
6:20 Donne piece
:-22 "Should I say 'Come
:here often?' or 'Hey,
:babe!'"?
.24 Recite, as a prayer
25 See 23-Down
26 Area banning pub
regulars?
28 Heartache
30 "Before I forget ..."
32 Losing tic-tac-toe
row
33 Actor Penn of "Van
Wilder"
34 Kind of jelly
37 Connecting word
38 Pirate's support?
41 Capitol Records' par-
ent co.
42 Lines on a Dan
Brown best seller?
48 "Riddle-me--"
49 Like some yoga
"50 Sworn secrecy
51 Settled (on)
53 E.T.'s ability to use
i'*the lower part of a key-
aboard?
?,58 Carpet option
61 Subject for gossip
r(62 Easily swayed
-'63 Dan (Israeli
[I archaeological site)
- 64 Guidebook recom-
- mendation
):.67 Not in the country
-_ 70 N.Y.C. avenue
71 "Welcome to the
Jungle" rocker
73 Support provider
74 Crux
75 Where dimwitted
people pay to drink?
82 Won
83 Some potatoes
84 Smoothie ingredients
88 Starts of some repro-
ductions
90 Like a former 97-
pound weakling?
93 It's bad to be over it
94 To be, to Augustus
95 Chemical suffix


Dear Abby: I am a woman who,
after nearly 25 years, is back on the
dating scene. Those years were spent in
a same-sex relationship. I just hap-
pened to fall in love with a woman. I
have custody of our child from the
union.
I do not put a label on my sexual ori-
entation. I would like to meet a nice
man and pursue a new relationship.
How do I let interested parties know
about my past? Being back in the dat-
ing world is difficult enough without
having to explain an unusual history.
Back in the Game in Arizona
Dear Back in the Game: The sub-
ject of where you have been for the last
25 years is bound to come up early in a
relationship or even before there's a
relationship. My advice is to just be
honest. And may I be frank? Some men
will find the idea that you were with
another woman titillating, while others
may even find it a challenge. So don't
jump into anything too quickly.

Dear Abby: I'm a certified massage
therapist who attended a reputable mas-
sage therapy school. I worked hard for
my certification because my goal is to
relieve people of chronic pain issues.
When I'm asked what I do for a liv-
ing, men start making jokes that imply
I'm the type of masseuse who massages
naked men for their sexual pleasure. I
find this more than a little insulting.
They think they're being funny, but I
don't!


Dear Abby
How can I discourage these innuen-
dos? Should I ignore them and hope
they get the point from the expression
on my face?
Offended Therapist in Michigan
Dear Offended: When someone
makes an offensive comment, I see
nothing wrong in letting that person
know he has "rubbed" you the wrong
way. Tell him you studied hard to be in
a healing profession that the innuen-
do is insulting and not funny, and
you're not "that kind" of girl. Period.

Dear Abby: My hubby is a smoker.
He was one when we married. He
promised he'd quit before our wedding;
it didn't happen. When I became preg-
nant, he promised again he would stop.
Didn't happen.
Our son is now 2 years old and
"Tom" still sneaks out to smoke, and I
am sure he does at work, too. His
mother passed a year ago from cancer -
she was a longtime smoker, and his
father has now been diagnosed with
cancer. (He's a longtime smoker, too.)
I am terrified for Tom and our fami-


By IAN LIVENGOOD


96 When Macbeth asks
"Is this a dagger which I
see before me?"
97 "Holy smokes!," to a
teen
98 Montr6al's des
Soeurs
100 No. 2: Abbr.
102 Little guy
103 Dramatic produc_-
tion about Ivory or Dial?
108 1974 hit whose title
is sung twice after
"Como una promesa"
113 Horn of Africa native
114 Certain cases of the
munchies?
118 Early online forum
119 Author of the 2009
book subtitled "A Plan to
Solve the Climate Crisis"
120 Protest sign
121 Quagmire
122 Midday meeting
123 Chic

DOWN
1 Mitt
2 Kyrgyzstan city
3 Attica, e.g., informally
4 Carry-on
5 Lun.d of "Casablanca"
6 Headwear worn over
dreadlocks
7 Eye problem
8 Day
9 Coastal fliers
10 Home under the mid-
night sun
11 Silver-tongued
12 Actress Suvari
13 New_
14 DreamWorks's first
animated film
15 Where an
Englishman might get a
break?
16 George Orwell, e.g.
17 Agate alternative
20 Storage spot
21 Jet black
23 With 25-Across, a
puzzle
27 Picture, commercially
28 Small bit of power
29 Injury-monitoring
org.
31 High-end French
retailer
35 Aid in lost and found


36 Co-worker of Homer
on "The Simpsons"
37 Underworld activities
38 Singer Anthony
39 El Prado hangings
40 Union deserter,
maybe
43 The King Henry who
founded the Tudor
dynasty
44 Push
45 Show of pride
46 "Our Gang" girl
47 Spanish hero of yore
52 Subj. of Form 1040's
line 32
54 Tiny complaint
55 How to address a
maj.?
56 Small part of a
pound?
S57 Modern communica-
tion
58 Opposite of leg., in
music
59 Prefix with -pod
60 Annual baseball


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events
64 Some campfire mak-
ers
65 Home of Kansai
International Airport
66 Special delivery on
Sun.
67 Divide up
68 Some sweet wines
69 Rembrandt van
72 Fraternity chapter
#17
73 Bruised, say
74 Big initials in news
76 Cries of disgust
77 Betting line
78 Broccoli
79 Japanese port
80 Stat for Seaver or
Santana
81 "Ta-_ Boom-de-
ay"
85 Score on a night out
86 Lamb not found on a
farm
87 Tried to make it
home, say


88 Pouch bearer
89 Skedaddle
91 Tack
92 A.T.M. button
98 Suffix with contempt
99 B6b6's need
100 Match play?
101 Buffalo N.H.L.'er
104 Roasts
105 Home of the Bahia
Fort and nearby oasis
106 Arizona's Verde
Nuclear Generating
Station
107 Hence
109 Eastern blueblood
110 School near the
Royal Windsor
Racecourse
111 Radio choices:
Abbr.
112 Strained
115 Lingus
116 Kenan's old partner
on Nickelodeon
117 D.C.-to-Va. Beach
direction


ly. What can I do other than threaten,
cry, etc. to get him to stop?
Kelly in Texas
Dear Kelly: You're right to be wor-
ried and you have my sympathy.
Smoking cessation programs are avail-
able through the American Cancer
Society, but work only if the smoker is
willing to avail hirpself. Nothing you
can do will "make" your husband give
up tobacco. He has been nicotine-satu-
rated from birth. Smoking is the most
preventable cause of death in the
United States. If the fact that both his
parents were diagnosed with cancer -
probably from smoking hasn't con-
vinced him to stop, frankly, nothing
will.
You can protect your son by insisting
that Tom not smoke in the boy's pres-
ence and when he's old enough, that
he understands that his father has an
addiction and cannot stop, as a warning
not to start. Then pray the "family tra-
dition" isn't passed down yet again.

Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren,
also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was
founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips.
Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or
P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. For
everything you need to know about wedding
planning, order 'How to Have a Lovely
Wedding.' Send a business-sized, self-
addressed envelope, plus check or money
order for $6 (U.S. funds only) to: Dear Abby
- Wedding Booklet, RO. Box 447, Mount
Morris, IL 61054-0447. (Postage is included
in the price.)


Spring cleaning dread


Every year I am asked to
do interviews about spring
cleaning.
The reporters are always
shocked to find out that I
have a chapter in my book
"Sink Reflections" called,
You Nevei Have to Spring ,
Clean Again!
All our lives we have been
subjected to the torture of
spring and fall cleaning. Our
mothers and grandmothers
thought that this was the
way to get the house clean.
Sometimes they would spend
days pulling out all the fur-
niture and the junk from the
closets; then expecting us to
put it back in some order.
Well I am here to tell you;
you cannot organize clutter.
All you can do is get rid of
it.
With our system of zones,
I can promise that you will
never have to spring clean
again. After all, when was
the last time you spring
cleaned anyway? I bet you
can't find the corners of the
rooms to get to the cobwebs
anyway.
How can you get rid of
cobwebs, dust bunnies and
spiders when you can't find
the floor? This is why it is ,
so important to declutter
your home first, before you
start your zone cleaning.
I am tired of you all feel-
ing guilty because you have
not spring cleaned yet, or for
that matter you probably
didn't fall clean either. This
guilty feeling has got to be
zapped right out of your
head.
Now hear this. We don't
clean like our mothers did.
Not anymore. We have a bet-
ter way that doesn't even
seem like we are cleaning at
all. Our zones free us up to
have a life with less guilt
and more peace. Your home
will always look great, not
just for one day in the spring
and the fall.
This idea that it all has to
be done at once is for the
birds. This all or nothing
attitude is the perfectionist
again. We like to stand back
and admire what we have
accomplished, but what fun
is that if you are too tired to
enjoy the fruits of your
labor.
What happens if you don't
have a week or even a day to
spring clean? You think you
don't have time, so you just
don't do anything. Here we
go again with the perfection-
ist attitude. Then the guilt
starts to smother you and the
depression eats away at your
being.
I can hear. those ugly
things you have said to your-
self. "I'm no good, I can't
keep house like my mother
-did!" Well for the hundredth
time. You are not your
momma, you can keep house
and you can do it your way;


FLY
Lady
Leanne Ely


a much better way. Routines
and zones are the tools to
help you stay on top of your
never-ending cycle of house-
cleaning.
Now this is not as bad as
it all sounds. Doing a little
every day is the key to never
having to spring clean again.
I like to call it BabySteps.
Kelly's missions are part of
those babysteps.
On our Web site we have
detailed cleaning lists for
every room in your home.
These need to be adapted for
your home, but for the most
part we start at the ceiling
and work our way to the
floor.
The little jobs put together
on a full list seem like an
enormous amount of work,
but when you only take one
item and do it and nothing
else; you will find-that zone
cleaning will take just a few
short minutes a day.
We don't expect you to do
the whole list in a week. Just
keep in mind that you can
start at the top and work
your way down the list and
in a few months, you will be
able to mark off every single
item on your list and you
can start over.
If you will do this, you
will find that your home will
always be company ready.
After all, doesn't your fami-
ly deserve to be treated like
company?
I think that you deserve
to live in a home that is a
reflection of you and the
love that you have for your-
self and your family.
So now that you don't
have to spring clean any-
more. What are you going to
do with all your free time? It
is so much fun to FLY with-
out spring cleaning holding
you down.

For more help getting rid ofyour
CHAOS, check out her Web site
and join her free mentoring
group at www.FlyLady.net or her
book, 'Sink Reflections' published
by Random House and her New
York Times Best Selling book,
'Body Clutter' published by
Simon and Schuster Copyright
2010 Marla Cilley Used by per-
mission in this publication.


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FAMILY FEATURES


C would lasagna help you
improve your relationships?
It just might, if it helps get
people to the dinner table.
Dinner is a great time for family,
friends and couples to catch up with
.each other, face to face. But when hec-
tic schedules fill up the calendar, it can
be hard to find the time to sit down
together. Fortunately, with a little plan-
ning, some time-saving products and
cooperation, even the busiest people
can find the time to reconnect over a
good, wholesome nmeal.
Making a weekly meal plan and keep-
ing your pantry and freezer stocked up
can save a lot of time and keep you
from wondering the age-old question:
"What's for dinner?" So take advantage
of time-savers such as Stouffer's new
line of Farmers' Harvest single-serve
and multi-serve entries. With high-
quality ingredients such as sea salt,
olive oil and real cheese, and a variety
of whole grains and vegetables, you
can have good, wholesome food that
tastes great.
With the main dish taken care of,
try some of these quick side dishes to
round out the meal. And with all of that
time saved, enjoy spending a little extra
with those you love. '
Find more quick and easy meal ideas
at www.stouffers.crm.


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3 ways to help

make dinnertime

more meaningful

Even the busiest of people can enjoy quality time at
the dinner table. Try some of these tips to help you
make more meaningful connections during mealtime:
1. Involve everyone in dinner preparation. Ask each
person to be responsible for some aspect of dinner,
whether it's tossing the salad, setting the thble or
pouring milk. These jobs, when age appropriate,
teach valuable skills, help everyone feel like an
important member of a group, and foster self-
esteem and independence. Download a handy
Dinner Job Wheel at www.letsfixdinner.com.
2. Ask specific questions rather than the usual, gener-
ic questions like "How was your day?" Specific,
detailed questions show you are both aware of and
interested
in what's important in your family and friends'
lives. Download colorful Conversation Starter
Placemats for kids at www.letsfixdinner.com to
help get them excited.
3. During mealtime, get and stay unplugged.
Turn off the TV, and only answer emergency
phone calls. No texting, playing handheld games
or listening to headphones. Tuning in to each other
will pay off for everyone.


Chopped Salad
1 large head of romaine lettuce
2 large tomatoes
2 cups string beans
1 cup canned garbanzo beans
1/4 cup lemon juice
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup Dijon mustard
Salt, pepper and sugar
Rough chop lettuce and place in large salad
bowl. Small dice tomatoes, about half inch
thick. Drain and rinse garbanzo beans
and add to salad mixture. Cut raw string
beans 1/4 inch and add to salad mixture.
Dressing: in a small mixing bowl, add
lemon juice, Dijon mustard and garlic.
Slowly stream in olive oil and season with
salt/pepper/sugar to taste. Pour dressing
over greens and toss together.

Whole Wheat Garlic Bread
1 cup butter
3 cloves garlic, chopped fine
1 teaspoon paprika
2 teaspoons Parmesan cheese, grated
I teaspoon chopped parsley
1 large whole wheat baguette
Soften butter and mix with garlic, paprika,
Parmesan and parsley. Cut baguette in half'
lengthwise and spread butter mixture across
generously. Put under the broiler until golden
brown and bubbly.


Avocado and Bean Salad
2 ripe avocados diced into
1/2-inch cubes
1 tomato diced into 1-inch cubes
1/4 cup sliced red onion
2 cups canned kidney or white beans
Salt and pepper
2 tablespoons finishing oil (such as
walnut oil or a fruity light olive oil)
1 tablespoon sherry vinegar
1 teaspoon chopped rosemary
and thyme
Mix all ingredients together and serve.

Asparagus Gratin
2 heads of asparagus, white or green
1 cup Parmesan cheese
2 cups bread crumbs (seasoned)
Salt and pepper
Extra virgin olive oil
Bring a sauce pot with 8 cups of water to a boil
and season with salt. Trim asparagus (peeling
may be necessary depending on the skin). Place
all asparagus in boiling water for about 3 min-
utes. Strain and place in an ice bath to stop the
immediate cooking process.
Dry asparagus and place on a flat baking
sheet with all the tips facing the same way.
Mix Parmesan and bread crumbs together
and season with salt and pepper to taste.
Sprinkle bread crumb mixture on the base
of the asparagus, leaving the tips exposed.
Sprinkle with a little olive oil and place under
the broiler until golden brown.