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Highlands County's Hometown Newspaper Since 1927

Grandparents' NTSB makes first report on
guide to kids Golf Hammock plane crash


Friday-Saturday, January 16-17, 2009

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Question: Will you
watch Barack Obama's
inauguration Tuesday?




Total votes: 87
Next question: Do you
still think of the Circle
as the commercial
center of Sebring?
Make your voice heard at

Paul E. Brown
Age 83, of Allentown, Pa.
and a winter resident of
Ronald D. Horton
Age 77, of Sebring
Agnes Olar
Age 86, of Avon Park,
Geraldine M.
Age 71, of Sebring
Eloise H. Whitesides
Age 83,, of Sebring
Obituaries, Page 5A

Classified Ads 8A
Community Briefs 6A
Dear Abby 9B
Editorial Page 3A
Golf News 3B
Lottery Numbers 2A
Movie Reviews 9B
Police Blotter 5A
Public Safety Calls 4A
Religion 5B

Good Morning To
News-Sun subscriber
Grace Sagona

o 90994 0100 7


News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS
Sebring's Historic Circle is seeing a renewed life as businesses move into vacant storefronts.

Turnaround On The Circle

SEBRING Circles are the
cycles of life, and the Historic
Circle, having cycled through a
difficult adjustment as business-
es moved out to U.S. 27, is
poised to make a come back.
Yes, times are tough and peo-
ple just aren't spending as much
as they did a year or two ago,
and yes, there are still empty
store fronts on theCircle.
But, Circle Park offers bench-
es and shade to the unhurried
pedestrian and slowly but surely,
business is making a come back.
At least there are people out'
there willing to try. Head down-
town to, check out the new and

Sebring's hub
making a


the old.
Sandy's Circle Cafe, for
instance, recently expanded its
hours and now serves home style
Or visit Brenner Pottery &
Craft Gallery. Look at Gene
Brenner's unique work and the
other kinds of arts and crafts he
carries, including earringt-
ware and works by photogra-
phers Eric Brody and Steve

Or browse Steve & Co., a
higher-end informal clothing
store established in 1994.
Or Gilbert Drugs, which car-
ries lines of souvenirs and nov-
elty items in addition to being a
full pharmacy.
Soon Capt. Ron's Mercantile
will move from Sparta Road to
101 Circle Park Drive, on the
corner of West Center Avenue.
Owner/operator Ron Thomas
expects to be moved in by Feb.
1. "I just got the keys
Wednesday," he said, excitement
showing in lhis. voice.
He will be carrying complete
lines of Sebring souvenirs,
Continued on page 7A

County: 460 loads sent to Howerton site

SEBRING In an e-mail to
the board dated Jan. 7, County
Administrator Michael Wright
admitted that records from Road
and Bridge shows there were
more than 460 loads of material
transported to the Howerton
property on Farm Road.
The e-mail exposes an alleged
wrong doing involving the coun-

This Story Was First
Reported Online At

ty which, according to a Clerk of
Courts Audit in October 2007,
cost taxpayers more than
Up until this date, county offi-
cials have been reluctant to
release information and have not

been forthcoming with informa-
tion about any possible illegal
According to the e-mail, Kyle
Green, director of the Road and
Bridge Department, described the
material as several years of accu-
mulated spoil material from ditch
cleanings (including vegetative
material), road construction proj-
Continued on page 7A

SEBRING With winter weather
settling in for at least a short stay,
Sebring is scheduled to have its first
snow of the season.
The fourth annual Snowfest will
take place at the Sebring
International Raceway from 10 a.m.
to 4 p.m. Saturday.
"This year we are going to have 57
tons of snow," said Tameesha
Hudson, community resource direc-
tor for Big Brothers Big Sisters of the
Sun Coast.
For $5 per person, the "snowfall"
allows children the opportunity to
play in snow without having to shov-
el it from their walkways for weeks
on end. Children 3 and under are
All money raised will go to'the Big
Brothers Big Sisters program.
"This is one of our largest events

for our program here in Highlands
and Hardee," Hudson said. "It's also
something that's fun for the kids, they
get out there and have fun. It's some-
thing to do that's just for them and we
enjoy putting it on every year."
There will be three mounds of
snow. Two large ones and a smaller
one for toddlers.
The fun doesn't stop there, with
food vendors, live entertainment, and
performances by local gymnastics
groups and past Heartland Idol win-
Those a little too timid for the
snow piles can still have an exciting
day. Members of the Sebring High
School National Art Society will be
face painting, Kegel Bowling will
have bowling lanes set up, and a rock
wall, power jumper and the new "spi-
der mountain" add to the activities,
all for the recession-proof price of

Devils looking
toward district


Volume 90/Number 7 I 50 cents

2nd ethanol

plant slated

for county
''//fi,/ "-rsday the Verenium Corporation
'ced its plans to build its first
c..coi. ,.. lulosic ethanol facility in
Highiah 9 .///Z
"I think /.ws for Highlands
County, not only ill be good for the
economy, with good- ing jobs, but also the
supporting agriculture," said Highlands
County Board of County Commission
Chairperson Barbara Stewart. "It will support
diversification of our agriculture, which will
help to sustain it into the future."
U.S. Envirofuels has already announced
plans to start construction on an ethanol plant
that will use sweet sorghum and sugar cane to
create fuel near Venus sometime this year.
Verenium has entered into a long-term
agreement with Lykes Bros. Inc. to provide
the agricultural biomass for conversion to
Continued on page 7A




to open
SEBRING With tem-
peratures scheduled to dip
into the mid 30's the
County readies for an
emergency situation.
A shelter at 604 Lemon
Ave. in Sebring, the New
Testament Church and
Mission, will be open for
those needing, to escape
the cold.
"When we have 35 or
below weather there is
wind and there is a wind
chill factor. That will take
us into the. upper 20's,"
said Emergency Manage-
ment Director Bill
Continued on page 7A

News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS,
Last year's Snowfest drew a large crowd to Sebring International Raceway.

The event may still attract a crowd
this year, but it had trouble drawing
the same number of corporate spon-
sors, which begs the question is
the event really recession-proof?
"Yes and no," Hudson said. "On
our sponsorship levels our sponsors

have gone down and we hope the day
of the event we will be able to make
that up."
Major sponsors continuing for
2009 are Dr.'s Vinod and Tarlika

Continued on page 7A

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News-Sun Friday, January 16, 2009

News-Sun file photo
Two men were killed when the airplane they were in broke into pieces above the Golf Hammock subdivision on Dec. 13.

NTSB releases first report on deadly

Dec. 13 Golf Hammock plane crash

SEBRING The preliminary report
on the Dec. 13 airplane crash that left
two men dead has been released by the
National Transportation Safety Board,
which draws no conclusions.
"What we are outlining here is from
this factual information we will be look-
ing at these issues further," said Peter
Knudson, a spokesman for the NTSB.
"Our investigations start out looking at
everything and ruling it out."
The experience of pilot James Weener
Wayner, 70, of Sebring, was looked into
in the report, as was the mechanical
shape of the aircraft.
Wayner's most recent ,Federal
Aviation Administration certificate was
issued six months before the crash, and
he had logged 7,126 hours of flight time
since May of 2001.
That is ap average of more than two
and a half hours per day for the past
seven and a half years.
The report stated that of those hours,
12 were in the make and model of the
airplane that crashed that day, an
Ercoupe 415-D.
He held a commercial pilot certificate
with ratings for single-engine airplanes
flown over both land and sea, multi-
engine airplanes over land, an instru-
ment rating, as well as a flight instructor
certificate with ratings for both single
and multiple-engine planes and instru-

'Our investigations start
out looking at everything
and ruling it out.'

NTSB spokesman

ment-only flight.
According to a friend of Wayner's ref-
erenced in the report, there were no
problems with the airplane prior to take-
The friend, described in the report
only as a "certified aircraft mechanic,"
said he flew with Wayner in the Ercoupe
immediately prior to the accident.
"The friend did not note any abnor-
malities with the performance of either
the airplane or the pilot during their
flight," the report said.
The plane was more than 50 years old,
manufactured in 1946, but according to
maintenance records its most recent
annual inspection was completed in May
The weather was clear the day of the
crash and wind conditions recorded at
Bartow Municipal airport included in the
report showed winds of 10 miles per
hour with gusts up to 17 mph.
Witness statements were taken, which
the NTSB noted in their report, includ-
ing accounts from a certified airline
transport pilot. No names were given in

the report.
The pilot witness said about 45 min-
utes after first seeing the plane he heard
an "abnormal engine sound ... smooth
and continuous, and sounded as if the
engine was being over-sped," the report
When he looked up, he reportedly saw
it pitching and rolling into a steep left
bank, and initially thought that the pilot
was attempting to perform a barrel-roll
or slow roll.
He recalled seeing both ailerons,
located at the back of each wing used to
control a plane in a roll, "fluttering" at a
high frequency, the report said, a serious
problem which can cause a crash.
"The bank angle increased to almost
90 degrees when the left wing of the air-
plane folded back and separated from
the fuselage," the report said.
This was reportedly followed by the
Ercoupe pivoting 90 degrees along the
lateral axis and then the right wing sep-
arated from the fuselage.
Knudson did not comment on the
reported problem with the ailerons.
"We will be collecting information for
a long tiqe," he said. "There is a lot that
we look'at. It's too early to draw any
According to the report, information
in the narrative, stated as "facts, condi-
tions and circumstances pertinent to the
accident/incident," are "subject to

Tourism council looks to stretch funding

SEBRING The economy
continues to take its toll on
tourism, with funding for the
Tourist Development Council
down 20 percent from last
The latest figures released
come from October 2008,
with income from the bed tax
drawn from hotel stays in
Highlands County showing
a one month $5,000 deficit
from October 2007 in that
month alone.
"We budgeted to be down
when we worked on the budg-
et during April of '08 ... pro-
jected to be 5 to 7 percent,"
said John Scherlacher,
Highlands County Visitor and
Convention Bureau tourism
director. "Coming in having
the numbers we are looking at
right now, those numbers are
not favorable. That is more
than 5 to 7 percent."
The TDC and the
Highlands County VCB aim
for more hotel stays, but are
more than raising funds for
their own budget.
People staying in the coun-
ty spend money on shopping,
food and entertainment.
The longer people. stay, the
more dollars make their way
into the county and back
into the TDC budget.
So even with "major cuts"
planned, Scherlacher said, the
focus is to stretch their budget
and make the money spent as
effective as possible.
"We are looking at adver-
tising that we get the most
bang for the buck," he said.
"Advertising that didn't have
a good impact last year we
won't do this year."
The TDC met earlier this
month with Mark Jackson, the

director of Tourism and
Sports Marketing for Polk
Sports marketing is the key
for more hotel stays and more
money infused into the
Highlands County economy,
Scherlacher said, through the
popular golf packages, fish-
ing, and marketing of the
Sports Complex.
"Even though we are get-
ting hit pretty bad we are
focusing on what we need to
do," Scherlacher said.
He is working with the
Parks and Recreation
Department to help bring
more tournaments to the area,
something he said is, almost
recession proof.
"It's almost, not recession
proof, but it's easier when you
have people that have a son
and a daughter in a tourna-
ment," he said. "The mom and
dad will make an effort to
make sure the kid is in the
tournament and they can go

County commission chair-
person Barbara Stewart, who
sits on the TDC council, said
it is very important that
Scherlacher and Vicki
Pontius, the Parks and
Recreation director, work
together to bring in tourna-
"(Jackson) said even in
times of recession people still
come and watch their children
participate in %'ports," she
said. "That is really important
to them:"
To cover the golf market,
the VCB partners with hotels
and golf courses to visit trade
shows outside of Florid.
"Knowing the importance
of golf to our area we are not
really cutting back on that
when we know golf is a major
impact for our area,"
Scherlacher said.
Still he is currently work-
ing on an updated budget to
present to the TDC board.
"They requested to see
where we are at, a game plan,


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so I'm putting stuff together
to present to the TDC," he
The next meeting is sched-
uled for 8:15 a.m. Thursday,
Feb. 5 in the Bert J. Harris Jr.
Agriculture Center confer-
ence room 3.

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Polk murder

suspects arrested

in Avon Park

Suspects in a Polk County
murder were apprehended
in Avon Park Tuesday after
they packed their clothes
and told others they were
leaving the area, a report
from the Polk County
Sheriff's Office said.
Jorge Mata, 23, and Jose
Santos Mata, 34, allegedly
held down Julio Villatoro
while a third man who was
arrested in Frostproof,
Romeo Lemos, cut his
"We received informa-
tion through the investiga-
tion that (Jorge and Jose
Mata) were at the
McDonald's on 27 in Avon
Park," said Carrie Eleazer,
Public Information Officer
with the PCSO.
The PCSO contacted the
Avon Park Police
Department and asked
them to meet their homi-
cide detective at the restau-
The men were
approached by the Polk
County and Avon Park offi-
cials and asked to come to
the scene in Frostproof.
They were not under arrest
at that time.
"We escorted them to the
scene in Frostproof, we
interviewed them and then
at that time we placed them
under arrest," for the mur-
der of Villatoro, Eleazer
According to reports
Villatoro was described as
a bully who frequently
threatened others. He came

home to the shed that the
four migrant workers
shared with two other men
and demanded that Lemos
cook for him.
During the following
argument, Villatoro
punched Lemos in the
chest, reports said.
The men give conflicting
statements about what hap-
pened next, but eventually
the man wound up outside
with his throat cut. His
body stayed there
Jorge and Jose Mata told
Lemos and the two other
residents, who peripherally
witnessed or heard the
killing, "to go to work, as is
normal," reports said.
They all allegedly agreed
to tell their foreman that
Villatoro killed himself.
After the three men had
left for work, Jorge and
Jose Mata "got scared and
obtained black plastic bags,
filled them with dirt, and
sank (Villatoro) to the bot-
tom of the pond," Jorge
Mata reportedly told offi-
cials with the PCSO.
Eleazer said she believes
the pond was a nearby
phosphate pit that had been
filled with water.
Apparent drops and
smears of blood led from a
large pool of apparent
blood to the edge of the
pond where the PCSO dive
team recovered Villatoro's
The three men were
charged with premeditated
murder and are being held
at the Polk County Jail
without bond.

AP mayor hands out

new liaison assignments

Council members were
given their new board liai-
son assignments by
Mayor Sharon
Schuler at their reg-
ular meeting in
council chambers on
Monday night.
Topping the list,
Schuler originally Schu
placed herself on
three different boards for
the year including the Main
Street Community
Redevelopment Agency
(CRA) Advisory Board,
which meets the first
Thursday of the month at

5:30 p.m., but later
deferred to the preferences
of fellow council member
Al Joe Hinson.
Hinson requested the
Southside CRA
Advisory Board,
which meets the
second Thursday of
each month also at
5:30 p.m., and the
Planning and
ler Zoning Board meet-
ing, which is held
on the second Tuesday at 5
p.m. in council chambers
and Schuler bowed out of
those meetings.
He also asked to be

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hard to do, but we here at
the News-Sun encourage all offi-
cials to just say it ... say those
magic words: "We made a mis-
Ouch! That hurt. But it works.
Recent developments locally, and nationally,
have caused several officials to take the hard line
concerning issues with admitting mistakes.
We here at the News-Sun recognize that every-
one makes mistakes, and there is no humanly pos-
sible way to meet every statute, ordinance and fed-
eral mandate at all times sometimes because of
funding, sometimes because of denial.
Mistakes happen every day, but nothing excites
reporters and the public like a potential cover-up.
When an official is wrong, if they would just say,
"We made a mistake," there would be three stories:
The initial one discussing the mistake, the editori-
al commending the official for stepping forward,

and the positive follow-up about how the mistake
was corrected. Mostly page two stuff.
It could even raise the ultimate get-out-of-jail
free question from a reporter ..."How do you know
you even made a mistake?"
Unfortunately, it does not work that way in real
When most officials make a mistake, they drag
their feet thinking that they may look bad in the
press, so they try to avoid that quick and easy pain
and opt for the long tough water torture and rubber
hose bit.
And then something happens; a misspoken word
or a tip from an insider and then the media gets a
smell of something fishy and we break out the
The absolute favorite response to a reporter is to
hear "No one has proved that we have even done
anything wrong in writing yet."
That's like yelling "Gentlemen, start your
engines" in Sebring in March. The race is on like
Donkey Kong then.
Now the challenge is to find that paperwork, to
dig into public records, and to harass an already
overworked clerk somewhere.

Since there is no way under the sun not to make
a mistake, if a reporter looks close enough there is
going to be a T uncrossed somewhere. It cannot be
avoided. No way, no how, impossible. Oh, and that
often leads to another mistake and so on.
That's when the public meetings start getting
awkward, officials get evasive, and the sales of
dark sunglasses and trench coats go up. All in the
hopes that a reporter will not investigate it further
and it will go away.
Or "Can I get back to you on that?" Yep, but now
make sure to call back on the cell because the
reporter will. be out of the office doing the records
Evasive answers to a reporter are like waiving
the red flag to the bull, they are both going to get
you chased.
It's like the Jedi Mind Trick: "These are not the
records you are looking for," says that distraught
clerk as she waives her hand in front of the
reporter's face.
Hmmm, yeah, and how much is this per copy? I
will be right back, I need to dig for some change in
the car.
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An American Renaissance

Back in the good old days
of the summer of 2008 we
were all merrily rolling along
in a very cushy denial. Real
estate could only go up in
value, credit cards were a nec-
essary part of life, derivatives
were good even if we didn't
know what they were, the big
.three automakers were solvent,
and Bernie Madoff was seen
as a stand up guy.
Then, the smallest of things
started to happen that became
like a string dn an overpriced
sweater and it all started to
unravel. The moment of reck-
oning began in the beginning
of 2008, the real start of the
recession, when average
homeowners with loans that
had a built-in rate adjustment
-first watched their monthly
payments jump beyond their
means. Many of them were
unable to come up with the
extra cash and in a panic,
stopped paying altogether.
It was something that any
bank loan officer could have
seen coming if they'd had a
.chance to look at tax returns
:before the loans were
:approved. But we were in the
:tail end of the era of liar loans
:when it was possible to get a
mortgage for hundreds of
'thousands of dollars without
'showing any proof of income.
It's a nice idea that we decided
to just trust each other but the
practice is having some harsh
It didn't help that the first
wave of bump-ups in mortgage
payments occurred during his-
torically high gas prices,
:which also put a significant
:dent into household budgets.
Faced with the choice between
.paying for gas to get to work
or paying for a mortgage on a
house that they may have
thought wasn't going any-

many chose
the gas
was still in
play as a lot
of people
Guest skipping a
few pay-
Column ments with
Martha the thought
Randolph Carr that they'd
catch up
before it was too late.
However, corporations were
already feeling a tightening
economy and hiring freezes
were in place. Massive layoffs
would soon follow. There was
not going to be a chance to
catch up on much of anything.
Instead of being able to call
their local banker who would
have known the customers on
a personal level and work out
arrangements, people were
served eviction notices. It was
impossible to know who to
The loans had been bundled
together as a security before
the ink was dry on the loan
papers and then sold over and
over again to different types of
investment firms all over the
world. The entire practice was
unregulated, which was a part
of that trust thing again where
we expected large corporations
with a vested interest that
amounted to billions of dollars
to keep accurate, detailed
records. That didn't happen.
The bundled securities
became worthless and in quick
succession a long list of cor-
porations such as AIG, Fanny
Mae, Lehman, Merrill Lynch,
Wachovia and WaMu were
forced to admit they were out
of cash and out of time. The
stock market quickly corrected

to a much lower level as a lot
of 401Ks evaporated. Banks
began to tighten credit even
further as more corporations
such as Circuit City and the
Los Angeles Times declared
bankruptcy and Ford, Chrysler
and GM showed up in DC
with their hands out, hoping
for a reprieve that the average
homeowner has yet to see.
Then, the largest pyramid
scheme in American history
was unveiled when Bernie
Madoff finally had to confess
to ripping off $50 billion. It
was an amount so large that
many had to keep looking at
the figure to make sure they
had seen the word billion. He
had gotten away with it for
years right under the nose of
the SEC. The fat lady finally
started to sing over the carcass
of the Renaissance of
Millions of Americans woke
up and found out they were on
a leveled playing field. The
great divisions of rich and
middle class abruptly nar-
rowed down to a place where
everyone is being forced to
work together in order to go
forward. That could turn out to
be the best news of all.
Perhaps, when we look back at
2009 we will realize this was
the start of a new era of com-
munity and service in America
and we will find that we have
learned to value each other
based on character rather than

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What is wrong with this
We all know that there is a need for cut-
backs in the budget, nationally, on the
state level, and even in our own homes,
but I feel the state of Florida has gone too
far in its budget cuts. When you cut your
personal budget you would take away
from the needs of your children and add
more to the landscaping of your yard. You
would put the needs of your children first
and foremost. They are the future.
I attended the District School Advisory
Council meeting at the Highlands County
School Board for January and came away
disheartened at what little our children
seem to mean to the state of Florida.
According to the paperwork I received
there, our state ranks 50th in school
spending and the budget just keeps getting
cut further. The 2008-09 state budget
( shows a $332.3 mil-
lion cut for education funding but allots
$309 million for new prisons, which is
$10 million more than all K-12 construc-
tion. Without the proper funding of our
schools we may need those prisons
because the children will grow up without
the proper educational needs and may turn
to crime.
The school board was just notified that
they were cut $1,691,086. during the spe-
cial session of the legislators in January
2009. They are expecting a shortfall of
$2,356,131 due to the lower enrollment of
students. Staff reductions are taking the
biggest hit at 85 percent. New school
buses will not replace old ones as often.
Field trips and even some out-of-town ball
games will have to be cut.
There are counties in Florida that have
closed many schools and other ones that
are sending all the Exceptional Student
Education students to the same school
instead of doing inclusion as they are sup-
posed to be doing. As a mother of special
needs children I would not want my chil-
dren sent to a special school to save
On the plus side, in the 2008 Quality
Counts report that comes from a national
comparison of state education systems,
Florida ranked among the top 15 in the
country. Quality Counts ranked Florida's
teaching profession fourth in the nation.
Quality Counts ranked Florida's K-12
public school system seventh in the
nation. Our world class standards were
given an A-.
The same report gives us an "F" for
school spending. This shows that we have
excellent teachers that are working very
hard to make a difference in our children's
lives and are doing it without much help
from the our state.
Maybe our state legislators forgot to
read the constitutional requirement on
education before making these cuts.
Article 9, Section 1 of the State
Constitution reads as follows:
"It is a paramount duty of the state to
make adequate provision for the education
of all children residing within its borders.
Adequate provision shall be made by law
for a uniform, efficient, safe, secure and
high quality system of free public schools
that allow students to obtain a high quality
Nowhere does it say that building new
prisons should come before giving the
children a proper education. How can the
Quality Counts rankings stay as high as
they are when we rank 50th in spending?
I care and will be contacting a long list
of those in the Legislative Branch of this
state. They can cut many things from the
budget, but when they start cutting our
children's educational needs I take a per-
sonal affront to it. If you care I hope you
will also be either e-mailing, calling or
writing those legislators too.
Diane Thibodeau

Transparency and fairness
submission for U.N. security
My beloved homeland has refused to
answer all correspondence and concerns I
have as.a citizen in this supposedly free
press nation and democracy of and for its
I have tried since 2004 to contact
President George W. Bush at the White
House, but only robotic/automated thank
you responses are returned.
If this is the kind of democracy the
United States is trying to impose upon
other nations by duress or manipulation
techniques, I think it's hypocritical and as
a non-government individual I have soft
power as to provide the information
regarding the corruption and greed of a
nation supposedly for its people.
But if you look at the current economy
you can see how much our government
cares about its world presence and self-
I have become ashamed of my coun-
try's government actions within the
Securities and Exchange
commission/Henry Paulson as the actor
of embezzlement and fraud circulated
from tax base to regenerated banking
I expect to be a target by my govern-
ment as of late, but I am being denied my
Social Security benefits that I am entitled
to and the American currency (dollar) is
now worth as much as a cow patty. I have
nowhere to go and I am not in a hurry to
get there. I seek punishment upon this
still current administration of G.W.B.
I have found out that out of the eight
years G.W.B. was president, he spent one
and one-third years at his Crawford Texas
Ranch. And out of touch with his citi-
zens, as I watched the departure inter-
view by a CNN female reporter, who
asked him how he spent his time in
Foreign debtors such as China or Japan
should be mad as hell about how
Clinton/NAFTA and outsourcing for prof-
it has cost Americans jobs and lower
standards of living as a beginning third-
world country, with inability to purchase
foreign-made imports that are the basis of
security of said debts.
Please accept my apology for the
United States of America for its long
term reality of greed and systemic cor-
ruption and has squandered its resources
for future trust and security to be credible
as for any type of unification as it has
showed itself to be an evil and divided
nation under God.
The hopes and dreams of the American
public is being obliterated by the federal
reserve and its printing press.
If anyone out there cares about this
message and can pass this on as I have to
the United Nations General Assembly in
New York, Al-Jazeera Networks, China,
Tri-lateral Commission, Fox News, CNN,
Washington, D.C., White House.
I don't expect the U.N. to really care
either, as I am a nobody (NGI), but a
country that has a government that knows
globalization and a world government is
soon to be reality would steal and embez-
zle monies because of the new world
agenda taking place including Sheria
laws within Arab systems.
Ex-President Clinton has a
foundation/library that is accepting dona-
tions from Arab/Islamic entities that to
me is no less than treasonous. Refer to
Carter and Iran's past leaders/Sha in
which no agreements or camaraderie will
be achieved as for fairness to keep Russia
at bay also.
David A. Holland

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Jan. 13, 2008
On this day, Highlands County public
safety officials also ran calls for 1 missing
adult, 51 traffic stops, 4 juvenile trouble (1
juvenile trouble delayed, 1 juvenile curfew
check), 2 domestic disputes (1 battery, 2
battery delayed), 54 watch orders, 42 EMS,
8 alarms (1 medical alarm) and 1 fire alarm.
23:30, U.S. 27 N.-Lakeshore Mall,
Assist agency.
23:15, U.S. 27, Assist agency.
23:07, Carole Rd. N.W., Suspicious inci-
22:55, Henscratch Rd., Suspicious inci-
22:09, U.S. 27 N.-Hungry Howie's,
Suspicious incident.
21:45, Kite Ave., Follow-up.
21:23, Whisper Lake Blvd., Assist pub-
21:17, Citrus Terrace Dr., Assist public-
20:44, Citrus Terrace Dr., Verbal distur-
20:44, Anderson St., Suspicious vehi-
20:25, No address, Assist public-ATC.
20:17, Oleaster Ave., Fire.
20:00, Starfish Ave., Fire.
19:53, Colmar Ave., Suspicious inci-
19:41, W. Pleasant St.-Avon Park Police
Department, Follow-up.
19:41, State Dr., Burglary delayed.
19:39, Lakeview Dr., Follow-up.
19:35, Flamingo St., Suspicious inci-
19:34, Lakeview Dr., Follow-up.
19:18, S. Lakeview Terrace, Harassment
19:04, Melody Lane, Follow-up.
18:53, W. State St., Warrant service.
18:50, S. Orange St.-Highlands County
Jail, Warrant service.
18:40, Curve St., Suspicious incident.
18:18, U.S. 27, Accident without injury.
18:17, Hawthorne Dr.-Charlie Brown
Park, Suspicious vehicle.
18:11, U.S. 27 S., Accident without
18:11, E. Main St.-Avon Park High
School, Special detail.
18:09, U.S. 27 S.-Sweetbay Grocery,
Theft delayed.
18:05, U.S. 27 S.-Subway, Suspicious
18:05, U.S. 27 N.-Kegel Bowling Lanes,
18:02, Scott Ave., Suspicious incident.
17:59, Rich St., Suspicious incident.
17:54, N. Highlands Blvd., Suspicious
17:52, Oak Ave., Follow-up.
17:42, Sabal Palm Ave.-Embarq,
Suspicious incident.
17:34, Sebring Parkway, Accident with-
out injury.
17:34, Calatrava Ave., Animal complaint.
17:31, Kent Dr., Assist agency.
17:25, W. Shula Rd., Fire.
17:21, Bolin Lane, Suspicious incident.
17:17, Sparta Circle, Follow-up.
17:11, Kent Dr., Follow-up.
17:06, Gardenside Ave., Civil dispute.
17:04, Polk County, Administrative.
17:02, U.S. 27, Assist public-ATC.
16:51, Kenilworth Blvd., Highway
16:48, Vilabella Dr., Harassment
16:41, Highlands Ave., Assist public-
16:40, S.R. 66, Accident with unknown
* 16:39, C.R. 17A, Accident without
16:38, Marina RV Dr., Animal complaint.
16:32, S.R. 66, Accident with unknown
16:30, Ridgewood Dr., Obstruction on
16:29, S. Ridgewood Dr.-Cut N Up
Salon,.Highway obstruction.
16:28, N. U.S. 27-Avon Park Chevrolet,
Highway obstruction.
16:23, N. Lemon Ave.-Sebring Police
Department, Felony, fraud/embezzlement.
16:17, Samuel Ave., Follow-up.
16:02, W. Pleasant St.-Avon Park Police
Department, Suspicious incident.
15:41, Schumacher Rd., Disabled vehi-
15:37, U.S. 27 S.-Venus Post Office,
Accident without injury.
15:35, U.S. 27, Accident without injury.
15:35, Olive Rd., Fire.
15:19, Fernleaf Ave.-Highlands County
Sheriff's Office, Assist agency.
15:16, U.S. 27 S.-Raceway, Felony,
15:10, Orange St.-Highlands County
Jail, Warrant service.
15:09, Bridgewater St., Follow-up.
15:07, Golfview Rd., Follow-up.
14:55, E. Palmetto St.-Park Elementary,
Suspicious incident.
14:43, Dreamtime Ave., Follow-up.
14:38, Fielder Blvd., Fire.
14:35, W. Walnut St., Harassment
14:27, W. College Dr.-South Florida
Community College, Theft delayed.
14:18, S.E. Snead Circle, Suspicious
14:17, Washington Blvd. N.E.,
Suspicious incident.
14:13, Fernleaf Ave.-Highlands County
Sheriff's Office, Suspicious incident.
14:13,.U.S. 27 S.-Publix, Accident with-
out injury.
14:05, Allamanda Blvd.-Stop 'N Shop,
Felony, fraud/embezzlement.
14:05, Boabadilla Ave., Harassment
14:03, Golfview Rd., Suspicious inci-
13:53, Wightman Ave., Assist agency.
13:49, N. U.S. 27-Office Depot, Felony,
13:39, Penny Ave., Burglary delayed.
13:39, S. Orange St.-Highlands County
Jail, Warrant service.
13:34, Washington Blvd., Radar
13:13, Minerva St., Harassment
13:11, Fairview Lane, Trespassing
13:07, .U.S. 27 S.-Coffee Bean
Restaurant, Assist public-ATC.

13:07, S.R. 70, Accident with unknown
13:06, Elson Ave., Assist agency.
12:52, Orange St.-Highlands County
Jail, Bondsman Off Bond.
12:51, Nautilus Dr., Reckless driver.
12:34, Joe Hilton St.-Small World
Learning Center, Accident without injury.
12:34, Lake Lotela Dr., Civil dispute.
12:25, N. Olivia Dr.-Avon Park Police
Department, Harassment delayed.
12:21, N. Prospect Ave., Warrant serv-
12:14, N. Anoka Ave., Suspicious per-
12:08, Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.,

11:57, E. Main St.-City of Avon Park,
Assist public-ATC.
11:56, Gardenview Rd., Trash/litter.
11:43, Orange St.-Highlands County
Jail, Warrant service.
11:30, Wren Ave., Civil dispute.
11:26, S. Florida Ave.-Golden Age Villas,
11:16, Sun 'N Lakes Blvd., Theft
11:12, Seventh St., Assist noise ordi-
10:42, Kent Dr., Follow-up.
10:41, Plaza Ave.-Winn Dixie, Accident
without injury.
10:32, Karen Blvd., Animal complaint.
10:01, Lake Huntley Dr., Follow-up.
09:59, Kenilworth Blvd., Disabled vehi-

09:56, Kerry Dr., Follow-up.

09:55, S. Commerce St.-Habitat for
Humanity, Harassment delayed.
09:55, Dinner Lake Dr., Trespassing.
09:50, Jay Ave.-Florida Hospital
Heartland, Suspicious incident.
09:50, Seventh St., Assist noise ordi-
09:48, Orange St.-Highlands County
Jail, Recommitted from court.
09:47, S. U.S. 27-Capital Pawn, Civil
09:43, Elson Ave., Follow-up.
09:42, Durrance Rd., Assist agency.
09:40, S. Commerce St.-Habitat for
Humanity, Harassment delayed.
09:34, Schumacher Rd., Highway
09:26, Arbuckle Creek Rd.-Pistol Range,
09:21, S. Highlands Ave.-Children's

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Advocacy Center, Assist agency.
09:20, Memorial Dr.-Memorial
Elementary School, Follow-up.
09:13, Tubbs Rd.-Residence Inn By
Marriot, Assist agency.
09:11, Compass Ave., Criminal mis-
09:02, Kent Dr., Follow-up.
09:02, Tubbs Rd.-Residence Inn By
Marriot, Follow-up.
08:59, W. Lake Chilton Dr.-Highlands
County Sheriff's Office, Misdemeanor.
08:54, S. Orange St.-Highlands County
Jail, Warrant service.
08:40, Cemetery Rd.-Pinecrest
Cemetery, Criminal mischief/vandalism.
08:38, Marguerite Rd., Verbal distur-
08:32, Hardee St., Suspicious incident.
08:23, Parkview Dr., Warrant service.

08:19, Pheasant Run, Assist with VIN
08:01, S. Commerce Ave.-Courthouse,
Court deposition.
07:51, Strafford Oaks Dr., Suspicious
07:42, Granada Blvd., Suspicious inci-
07:40, W. College Dr.-South Florida
Community College, Administrative.
07:38, Highlands Blvd., Warrant service.
07:35, U.S. 27 N.-Kmart, Disabled vehi-
07:35, S. Commerce St.-Government
Center, Civil dispute.
07:30, Lake Francis Dr., Radar request.
06:27, Leona Dr., Warrant service.
06:18, Richfield Dr., Warrant service.
06:14, Tubbs Rd.-Residence Inn By
*Marriot, Suspicious incident.

03:26, U.S. 27 S.-Sunshine Check
Cashing, Suspicious person.
03:07, N. Ridgewood Dr.-Food Mart,
Suspicious person.
02:52, Orange St.-Highlands County
Jail, Warrant service.
02:43, S. Grandview Terrace, Prowler.
02:35, Winthrop St., Prowler.
02:03, Persimmon Ct.-The Villas, Assist
02:00, Whitner St., Verbal disturbance.
01:44, Spring Garden Rd., Warrant
01:24, Rushlo St., Warrant service.
01:23, W. Winthrop St., Stolen vehicle
00:51, E. Main St., Suspicious incident.
00:48, N. Prospect Ave., Prowler in
00:18, Flippen Ave., Suspicious person.




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agner, The following people were
misde- booked into the Highlands
ure to County Jail on Tuesday, Jan.
ibtain- 13:
rthless Calvin Jay Arjona, 22, of
Sebring, awaiting trial for
'eston, possession of narcotic equip-
harged ment and/or use; possession
nation, of marijuana with intent to
counts sell, manufacture or deliver
threat within 1,000 feet of place of
worship or business.
Marta Antonia Barrios,
50, of Venus, was registered
as a criminal for cultivation
of cannabis; and possession
of cannabis, over 20 grams.
Thomas R. Blahnik, 56, of
Sebring, awaiting trial for
driving the influence of alco-
hol or drugs, first offense.
Joseph Richard Cullum,
40, of Lake Placid, awaiting
trial for withholding support,
non-support of children or
Donnie Dixon, 45, 'of
Sebring, was charged with
probation violation, misde-
meanor warrant for driving
under the influence of alco-
hol or drugs, second or third
Gernaro Marcial
Espinales, 26, of Miami, was
charged on a Dade County
for resisting officer without
Emmitt Lowell Evans, 64,
of Lorida, was registered as a
criminal for Carrolton
County case for first degree
Lewis Earl Futch, 40, of
Sebring, awaiting trial for
battery on officer, firefighter,
E.M.T., etc.; resisting officer
with violence; driving with
suspended or revoked driver
license, habitual offender;
and driving under the influ-
ence of alcohol or drugs, first
Theodore King, 48, of
Sebring, was charged with
probation violation, felony or
community control, warrant
for battery.
Lazaro Jorge Martinez,
28, of Sebring, awaiting trial
for domestic violence or bat-
tery, touch or strike.
Craig Darryl Mathis, 46,
of Sebring, awaiting trial for
possession of cocaine; pos-
session of narcotic equipment
and/or use; recommitted for
resisting officer, obstruction
without violence; and recom-
mitted for battery, touch or
Raymond McGovern, 51,
of Lake Placid, awaiting trial
for awaiting trial for with-
holding support, non-support
of children or spouse.
Cale Monroe McKinney,
28, of Sebring, awaiting trial
for five counts of burglary of
structure or conveyance,
unarmed; and larceny, petit,
first offense.
Craig Eugene Mills, 26, of
Lake Placid, awaiting trial
for possession of marijuana,
not more than 20 grams; and
driving while license sus-
pended, first offense; and
possession of narcotic equip-
ment and/or use.
Eddie Perez, 20, of Avon
Park, awaiting trial for resist-
ing officer, refusing to accept
or sign citation or post bond.
James Joseph Robayo, 35,
of Sebring, awaiting trial for
stalking, following, harass-
ing, cyberstalking another,
domestic violence related.
Sherice Latrall Robinson,
30, of Lake Placid, awaiting
trial for larceny, petit, first
offense; and possession of
Hector Sangronis, 44, of
Hialeah, awaiting trial, war-
rant, failure to appear for
arraignment for driving with
suspended or revoked
license, first offense.
Charles Andrew Tary, 25,
of Avon Park, awaiting trial,
warrant for battery, touch or


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Choir looking for
SEBRING Sebring High
School Varsity Choir is hon-
ored to be accepted to sing
at Carnegie Hall in New
York City with renowned
composer Andre Thomas.
New York Patrons will be
listed in the choir's program
and recognized at the Spring
Concert at Sebring's First
Baptist Church at 7 p.m.
Tuesday, May 19.
Patron categories are:
Bronze $25, Silver $50,
Gold $100 and Platinum
$250 and up. All donations
go directly to the student's
expenses for the New York
trip. Each student must raise
approximately $1,500 plus
food expenses.
Checks should be made
out to Sebring High School
and designate the student to
be credited.
Deadline for Patron dona-
tions is Friday, Jan. 30.

Organizations host
music groups
American Legion Post 69
will serve a fish dinner from
5-6 p.m. Friday with music
by Mike Claxton to follow.
Enjoy dinner and music for
only $8.
For details, call 453-5553.
Lake Placid Moose Lodge
2374 will host music by
Gary and Shirley from 6-10
p.m. today, and music by
Playback at 6 p.m. Saturday.
For details, call 465-0131.
The Veterans of Foreign
Wars Post 3880 will host a
Sock Hop at 6:30 p.m. today
with music by Tony and
Diana, and on Saturday,
karaoke with Tony and
For details, call 699-5444.
The Lake Placid Elks
Lodge will host live music
by L&L Duo from 6-9 p.m.
For details, call 465-2661.
American Legion Post 74
will host karaoke by Peggy
and Perry today.
For details, call 471-1448.
Sebring Elks Lodge 1529
will host live music is from
7-10 p.m. by Buddy Canova
The Sebring Moose Lodge
2259 will host music by
Frankie from 7-11 p.m.
today, and Music by Country
Cajuns from 7-11 p.m.
For details, call 655-3920.
The Veterans of Foreign
Wars Post 4300 will host
Music by Larry Musgrave
from 6-9 p.m. today, and
Music by Gary and Shirley
from 6-9 p.m. Saturday.
For details, call.385-8902.

'Pie 'Night' comes to
Buttonwood Bay
SEBRING Buttonwood
Bay is having a square dance
tonight. It's 'Pie Night' and
everyone knows what that
means. Pre-rounds start at 7
p.m. and' the square dance is
from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Nelson
Wakeman will be calling and
Phyllis Hathaway will be
Casual attire is permissi-
ble. Everyone is welcome.
The dance is in the recre-
ation center in Buttonwood
Bay. For more information,
call Vern Wright at 655-

Dance Club features
The Skylarks
Highlands Social Dance
Club hosts ballroom dancing
from 7-9:30 p.m. today at
the Sebring Lions Club on
Sebring Parkway.
Music will be provided by

the very popular big band,
The Skylarks.
Free ballroom dance
instruction is available at
6:30 p.m. Dance the night
away to waltzes, cha-chas,
fox-trots, rumbas, jitterbug
and other ballroom favorites.
All club dances are open
to the public. Appropriate
dress required.
Admission is $5 for mem-
bers and $7 for non-mem-

For more information, call

Square dance set for
Reflections on Silver Lake,
1850 U.S. 27 South, will
have a square dance
Saturday. Casual dress.
Square dance caller is
Sam Dunn and Rounds caller
is Phyllis Hathaway. Round
dancing begins at 7 p.m.;
square dancing begins at
7:30 p.m.
Contact Bill Montgomery .
at 452-5196 for more infor-

Sebring Estates
serves breakfast
Mobile Estates, located off
Kenilworth Boulevard, is
serving breakfast from 7:30-
9:30 a.m. Saturday. For a
donation of $4, it's all-you-
can-eat pancakes, scrambled
eggs, sausage patty and
links, sausage gravy and bis-
cuits, orange juice and cof-

Garden Club to host
fashion show
Lake Placid Garden Club
presents its annual scholar-
ship fund fashion show and
luncheon, "Beautiful By
Nature," from 11 a.m. to 2
p.m. Saturday at the Lake
Placid High School
Commons, 121 Green
Dragon Drive.
Fashions will be provided
by Lake Placid Feed &
Western Wear, Endless
Summer Fashions, Authentic
Supply Co., Lake Placid
Embroidery & More Inc.,
Steve and Company, Sue's
Cubby Hole Boutique and
Tropical Island Wear.
Catered by The Depot
Restaurant & Catering,
Intermission entertainment
will be by Marti
For information or ticket
purchase, call Peggy
Alexander at 465-1269.

Big Brothers Big
Sisters ready for
Snow Fest 2009
SEBRING Drs. Vinod
and Tarlika Thakkar
Foundation and Big Brothers
and Big Sisters presents
Snow Fest 2009, an annual
fundraiser for Big Brothers
Big Sisters that provides
funding for programs in
Highlands and Hardee coun-
ties. The day is packed with
tons of snow, crafts and
activities for the entire fami-
ly to enjoy.
The snow fiMls at Sebring
International Raceway, 113
Midway Drive, and will be
ready for fun between 10
a.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday.
Cost is $5 to enter.
Contact Tameesha
Hudson, community resource
director, at 402-9001 or e-
for information.

Sun 'N Lakes have
pancake breakfast
Sun 'N Lakes of Lake Placid
Recreation District will hold
a pancake breakfast from 7-
10 a.m. Saturday. Pancakes
and sausage will be served.

Cost will be $3. Children
under 12 accompanied by
parents will be admitted
Tickets will be available
at the door. The breakfast
will be held at the clubhouse
near the fire station on South
Sun 'N Lakes Blvd.
For further information,
call 465-7070 or (239) 597-

Deckers play during
Music in the Park
SEBRING From 7-9
p.m. Saturday, Highlands
Hammock State Park will
host Music in the Park with
Roger and Penny .Decker.
Concert admission just $5
per person, accompanied
kids age 12 and under admit-
ted free of charge.
Bring a flashlight, lawn
chairs and maybe a blanket.
Hammock Inn will be open
and serving refreshments.
Call for more information
at 386-6094.

First of three
breakfasts served
Avon Park Lakes
Association will have the
first of its three annual
breakfasts from 8-9:30 a.m.
Saturday. It will be held at
the clubhouse, 2714 Nautilus
Homemade sausage gravy
over homemade biscuits or
pancakes, sausage and
scrambled eggs. Orange
juice and coffee included
and just $4, ,
The public is welcome.

participate in ride to
benefit scholarship
Saturday motorcyclists will
take off on a 100-plus mile
ride to benefit the Greg JR
Rogers Music Scholarship.
Sign up for the ride will
begin at 10 a.m. at Heron
Gardens in Lake Placid with
the last bike out at 11 a.m.
The ride will end at the
Royal Palms Bowling
Center, with last bike in at 5
There will be live music,
food, and a 50/50 drawing. A
covered dish would be
appreciated and may be
dropped off at Royal Palms
Bowling Center at anytime
This event began last year
to honor Greg JR Rogers, a
popular local musician who
died of a brain tumor in
2007. The proceeds will go
to aid students who are inter-
ested in pursuing an educa-
tion in music. Last year's
event attracted more than
100-plus riders.
This event is being spon-
sored by the Heartland
Riders Association, Inc. and
Royal Palms Bovling
For more information, call

KHCB sponsors Fun
Highlands County Beautiful
will sponsor its annual
Sports Clays Fun Shoot
starting at 8:30 a.m.
Saturday at Square One
Sporting Clays Club, 7500
SR 70 West.
The day includes wild

game barbecue, swamp cab-
bage and all the fixings for
lunch, fellowship, great
shooting and exciting prizes.
For information, call 655-

Sebring Village hosts
dance Saturday
Village will host a dance
from 7:30-10:30 p.m.
Saturday. Music will be by
Frank E. The dance will be
held in the clubhouse, which
is one mile behind Walmart,

off Schumacher Road in
The cost is $3.50 for
members and $5 for non-
Coffee and ice will be
Call 386-0045 for more

Olive Garden to host
blood drive
SEBRING The Florida
Blood Centers-Highlands
blood mobile will be at
Olive Garden from 10 a.m.

to 3 p.m. Saturday.
All blood donors will
receive in the mail while
supplies last a $10 Olive
Garden gift card. T-shirts
will be given out the day of
the blood drive.
January is National Blood
Donor Month. Make a New
Year's Resolution to donate
blood this year and save
local lives.
There is no upper age
limit to donate blood.
Call 382-4499 with ques-


Paul Brown
Paul E. Brown,
83, of Allentown,
Pa. and a winter
resident of
Sebring'died Jan. 12, 2008.
Born in Allentown, he was an
electrician for Air Products
and Chemicals, Trexlertown
for many years before retir-
ing. He was a member of St.
Peter's Evangelical Lutheran
Church, Allentown. He
served with the U.S. Navy
during World War II.
He is survived by six
Services will be at 10 a.m.
Saturday at Trexler Funeral
Home, Allentown. Visitation
will be from 9-10 a.m.
Condolences can be left at

Ronald Horton
Ronald Douglas
Horton, 77, of
Sebring died Jan.
14, 2009. Born in
Harrisburg, Pa., he had been
a resident of Sebring since
1994. He was an inspector
with Western Electric
Telephone Company. He was
a veteran of the Korean War,
serving in the U.S. Navy and
was a member of Sebring
Parkway Church of Christ.
He is survived by his wife,
Amelia E.; daughters,
Rhonda Eisenberg and Robin
Ledbetter; son, Douglas'

Horton; brother, Harry C.
Horton; and six grandchil-
A memorial service will be
held at 4 p.m. Saturday at
Sebring Parkway Church of
Christ. Cremation arrange-
ments have been entrusted to
Stephenson-Nelson Funeral
Home, Sebring.

Agnes Olar
Agnes Olar, 86, of Avon
Park died Jan. 9, 2009, -in
Carol Stream, Ill. Born in
Owensboro, Ky., she had
lived in Avon Park for 20
years. She was formerly
employed as a "cracker-pack-
er" with Sawyer Biscuit Co.
in Chicago.
Survivors include her
daughters, Beverly Brando
and Elaine Summaria; broth-
ers, Jimmy Winters and Cecil
Winters; sisters, Elsie
Kellums, Amy Blanford and
Loretta Stagner; seven grand-
children, nine great-grand-
children and six great-great-
The family requests no
flowers and will hold a
memorial service at a place
and time to be announced at a
later date. Fountain Funeral
Home, Avon Park, is in
charge of local arrangements.

Geraldine M. Olechowski,

71, of Sebring died Jan. 14,"
2009. Born in Jackson,"
Mich., she had been a resi-
dent of Sebring since 2002."
She was a public education'
She is survived by her hus-
band, Edward, and *brother,
Leonard M. Gilmore.
Cremation arrangements
have been entrusted to'
Stephenson-Nelson Funeral
Home, Sebring.

Eloise H. Whitesides
Eloise H. Whitesides, 83,
of Sebring died Jan. 13,'
2009. Born in Grove City,"
Pa., she had been a resident
of Sebring since 1992. She
was a homemaker and a
member of Buttonwood Bay,
Community Church in%
Sebring, where she had'
played the piano for 10 years.
She is survived by her hus-
band, Douglas V.; daughters,'
Sarah Langston and Barbara,
Smith; sons, Walter, Douglas,-,
Dietrich and Johnathan; sis-"
ter, Lois Rey; brothers,i
Howard Headland Jr. and
Charles Headland; seven
grandchildren and five great-
Donations may be made in
her memory to the Lions Eye
Foundation, 1410 21st St.,
Tampa, FL 33605."
Cremation arrangements'
entrusted to Stephenson-'
Nelson Funeral Home,

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Lois A. Merrill

Lois A. Merrill died on October 24, 2008 at the age
of 96 in Evergreen Woods, North Branford, CT.
She was the wife of 70 years of Henry Merrill. On
retirement Lois and her husband moved from
Albany, New York, to Sebring, Florida, where Lois
enjoyed the company of her relatives, the Heacock
family. The Merrills subsequently moved to
Winter Park, and later to the New Haven, CT, area.
Lois was an active member of various civic groups
in the Albany area, including the Red Cross, the
Albany Institute of History and Art and the Albany
Home for Children. In addition to her husband,
Lois is survived by her son, John, of Southbury,
CT, and her daughter, Susan Grimes of Stowe, VT,
six grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
Services will be held in Vermont.


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Continued from page 1A
including books of photogra-
phy, as well as sport novelty
items with official logos and
other collectibles. "The
National Football League,
Major League Baseball,
NASCAR, Betty Boop" he
In addition his store will
have home decor items, and
fun things, like puppets, nov-
elty bird houses and lamps,
and all kinds of nautical
things, from model ships to
Thomas is excited because
his store will double in size
and he has plans, from serv-
ing ice-cold drinks to creat-
ing customized T-shirts.
Thomas isn't the only
home decor business to be
Le Attique already has its
doors open. Suzette Rhoades
and her mother, Kaye Pigman
- who also own and operate
the Happy Owl Educational
Toy Store on South
Ridewood Drive hope
people will drop by to at least
window shop. They believe
their mix of home decor,
accessories, antique furniture
and fine reproductions pres-
ent unique gift opportunities
or that perfect something for
the redecorated room.
In addition to lines of baby
clothes and table linens, Le
Attique has a bar for sale that
is made out of a hot air bal-
loon's wicker gondola basket.
Both Rhoades and Pigman,
like almost every other mer-
chant or businessman on the
Circle, moved there for the
ambiance as much as the
"The Circle is lovely," said

News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS
Capt. Ron's Mercantile Owner Ron Thomas shows off some of his popular puppets
Thursday morning in Sebring. Capt. Ron's will soon be moving to a storefront on the Circle
in downtown Sebring.

Rhoades. "It needs to get
back to what it used to be,
and we want to be a part of
that revitalization."
So does Liz Ronk, a hair
stylist who has just opened a
studio at 113 W. Center Ave.,
next to Arcade Grooming.
Ronk has a modern, restful
space complete with two pet
cats one a regal Siamese,
the other a rascally black and
white kitten. In addition to all
hair service, from color to
cut, Ronk has a high pressure
tanning machine that looks
like it came straight from
NASA. Ten minutes in the
machine and it can rain for
weeks without disturbing a
person's tan.
There is another hair salon
on the Circle. This one is
upstairs in the Roanoke
Building and is called the
Circle Salon. It is owned and

AP council gets its

Continued from page 2A
returned to the Recreation
Board, which meets on the
third Wednesday of the
month at 5:30 p.m. also in
council chambers.
Council member George
Hall was re-appointed to the
Airport CRA Advisory Board
and the Police- and Fire
Pension Boards, which also
meets in council chambers.
The Airport CRA meets the
second Thursday, of the
rionth at noon, and the pen-
sion boards only meet on
April 22, July 22, and Oct. 21
at 3 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.
Hall was also selected by
tie county and the city to sit
on the Tourist Development

Council, which meets on the
first Thursday of the month at
8:15 a.m. in the Bert J. Harris
Jr. Agriculture Center in
Additionally, Hall will rep-
resent the city as the liaison
to Highlands County's
Impact Committee, which
studies and makes recom-
mendations about the impact
fee schedule.
Joe Wright was assigned
the Housing Authority Board,
which meets on the third
Tuesday of the month at 6
p.m. at the Delaney Heights
Community Center, and to
serve as the Boys and Girls
Club liaison.
Newly appointed Deputy

operated by Ramona
Richardson 'always wanted
to become a hair stylist, but
became a mother early in life
which put her business plans
on hold.
She owned and managed a
salon in Lake Placid called
Creative Designs, was-
n't until her daughter set off
for college that Richardson
went back to school herself
and got her license.
Now she operates her busi-
ness, and loves every minute.
"It's not like work," she said.
Barb Johnson does nails
there and Allison Ledet will
soon have a massage busi-
ness as well.
There are two barbers on
the Circle, J & J Barbers
("Four generations of bar-
bers," said Juanita Folsem
whose grandson, Justin

Morris now owns the busi-
ness) at 107 Circle Park
Drive, and the Downtown
Barber Shop at 111 South
Ridgewood Drive. Karen
Gieber is the new owner and
operator there. She and a
friend, Ken Hull from Ken's
barbershop, keep the place
manned Monday-Friday.
Gieber is also a stylist and
can do color.
For pedestrians who take a
moment to enjoy an evening,
or night time walk, the
Golden Pineapple is now
open weekday evenings,
except Sunday and Monday,
serving a variety of coffees
and teas. It also has interest-
ing gift ideas from the
Caribbean and can make
travel arrangements in cer-
tain cases. All of the above
businesses said they will be
open during special events.

board assignments
Mayor Brenda Gray volun- Gray also. requested the
teered for the just formed Zoning Board of
Joint Land Use Study Adjustments, which only
Committee, which is looking meets as needed, and the .
to .study and update the plans Recreation and Parks
for the Avon Park Air Force Advisory Committee, which
Range.' Meetings for that meets the third Thursday of
committee are still to be the month at the Sports
announced. Complex in Sebring.

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Ethanol plant to be

first of its kind

Continued from page 1A
fuel. The agreement
includes a facility site
option and a long-term
farm lease, where Lykes
will provide the necessary
feedstock from approxi-
mately 20,000 acres adja-
cent to the site.
Verenium was awarded a
$7 million grant as part of
Florida's "Farm to Fuel"
initiative, designed to stim-
ulate the development of a
renewable energy industry
in Florida, and an additional
incentive package from the
The plant will be the fist
commercial facility in the
state of Florida to use "next-
generation cellulosic
ethanol technology to con-
vert renewable grasses to
fuel rather than processing
food crops," a press release
While other plants con-
verted to ethanol fuel have
been invasive and taken
over the landscape of the
communities they were
planted, Stewart said that
will not be the case in
Highlands County.
"It's not an invasive type
crop unlike others that have
been researched," she said.
"Other areas have looked at
crops, they have been inva-
sive. (It) does not appear to

be like that at all."
The project was brought
to the Board of County
Commissioners within the
past year and there was a
workshop on biofuels
attended by a member of the
biofuels industry, Verenium,
and county staff members.
"We looked at the differ-
ent types of crops; it was a
good, informative work-
shop," Stewart said.
Carlos Riva, Verenium's
president and CEO, called
the Highlands County proj-
ect a "milestone" and a
"blueprint for how we
develop future projects."
Stewart said the experi-
ence Verenium has in the
industry was reassuring.
They have been develop-
ing and testing a process to
optimize production and
lower the cost of making
cellulosic ethanol in
Louisiana, and have also,
announced a partnership
with BP to speed the devel-
opment of its cellulosic
ethanol technology.
The company is moving
rapidly to commercialize its
technology for the produc-
tion of ethanol from a wide
array of feedstock, includ-
ing sugarcane waste, dedi-
cated energy crops, agricul-
tural waste and wood prod-
ucts, according to the press

County offers shelter from cold

Continued from page 1A
Nichols, explaining why he
decided to open up the shel-
ter. "You never know when
someone might need this
Nichols uses information
from the National Weather
Service for the Sebring area
to determine whether or not
to open up a shelter.
The guide Nichols uses
to determine if he needs to
open a shelter is 35
degrees. He called it the
"line in the sand," because
while it may seem like an
arbitrary number, coupled

with wind chill it means it
can feel like it's well below
freezing. As of Thursday,
the National Weather
Service had the Friday
night low at 35 and the
Saturday low of 37.
"It will be gradually
warming up through the
weekend," Nichols said.
The National Weather
Service in Ruskin sent out
an advisory that said, pre-
cautions. canr be taken to
protect cold sensitive
plants, although the tem-
peratures do not warrant a
freeze warning.

Fill dirt case still

under investigation

Continued from page 1A
ects, old concrete pipes and
driveways and some inciden-
tal asphalt. Green was quoted
as saying that "it was not
what he would describe as
clean fill dirt."
The Department of
Environmental Protection has
reopened its criminal investi-
gations into what it calls the
'~HIowerton Pit."
. DEP originally closed its
investigation after stating

there were no infractions
found, but a letter from
Tracey S. dated Jan. 9
announced that his depart-
ment was again conducting
an "ongoing criminal investi-
gation of an identifiable per-
son or group of persons."
The e-mail also points out
that Road and Bridge records
indicate that "the County has
not purchased any clean fill
dirt during the past three fis-
cal years."

Snowfest is Saturday

Continued from page 1A
Thakkar, The Children
Services Foundation, Publix
Charities Foundation, and the
Sebring International
Large new sponsorships
came from Cary and Darlene
Pigman and Clifford and
Suzette Rhoades.
Just last year there were
five to 10 major corporate
sponsors, this year there are
only two or three.
"In our sponsorship we are
.1. about cut in half. A lot of
people have continued to
give but they have not given
as much as in the past," she
said. "We appreciate their
continued support
SThe lack of sponsorship
hasn't effected the snowfall
or events, with 57 tons

expected to land at the
Sebring International
Raceway, the same amount as
last year.
The event is heavily
attended by the community,
with an estimated 4,000 peo-
ple at last year's event
throughout the day.
To help the event run
smoothly, up to 200 volun-
teers are needed.
"We can always use more,"
Hudson said.
As of Tuesday, there were
100 to 150 signed up.
Shifts run from 9 a.m. to 1
p.m., 12:30-4 p.m. and a
clean up shift runs from 3:30-
5:30 p.m.
To volunteer for a shift,
contact Hudson at Big
Brothers Big Sisters, 402-

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1050 Lgals
File No. PC 08-301
Division Probate
The administration of the estate of Bruce E.
Burley, deceased, whose date of death was
March 13, 2008, is pending In the Circuit
Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which is Clerk of the
Court, Highlands County Courthouse, 530
South Commerce Avenue Sebring, FL 33870.
The names and addresses of the personal rep-
resentative and the personal representative's
attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other per-
sons having claims or demands against dece-
dent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is
required to be served must file their claims
with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
All other creditors of the decedent and oth-
er persons having claims or demands against
decedent's estate must file their claims with
The date of first publication of this notice is
January 16, 2009.
Personal Representative:

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Teresa Burley
1561 Lakeview Drive, Unit 957
Sebring, Florida 33870
Attorney for Personal Representative:
John K. McClure
Attorney for Teresa Burley
Florida Bar No. 286958
211 S. Ridgewood Dr.
SSebring, FL 33870
Telephone: (863) 402-1888
Fax: (863) 402-2436
January 16, 23, 2009

FILE NO. PC 08-565
The administration of the estate of Ber-
nard G. McCavanagh, deceased, whose date
of death was August 4, 2008, and whose So-
cial Security Number is 4745, is pending in
the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Flori-
da, Probate Division, the address of which is
590 South Commerce Avenue. Sebring, Flori-
da 33870-3867. 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 no-
tice is required to be served must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AF-
The date of.first publication of this Notice
is: JANUARY 16, 2009.
Personal Representative:
/s/ Mary Ann Carman
4247 SW Oakhaven Lane
Palm City, Florida
Attorney for Personal Representative:
/s/ Joseph A. Murphy, III
Florida Bar No. 743984
48 SE Osceola Street
Stuart, Florida 34994
Telephone: (772) 223-8600
January 16, 23, 2009
CASE NO. 08000273GCS
Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated Novem-
ber 3, 2008, and entered in Case No.
08000273GCS of the Circuit Court of the
Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands
County, Florida, wherein SUNTRUST BANK, is
Defendants. I will sell to the highest and best
bidder for cash at 430 S. Commerce Ave.,
Room 105, Sebring, FL 33870, at 11:00 A.M.
on February 3, 2009, the following described
property as set forth in said Final Judgment,

1050 els
to wit:
Please see legal description attached
Any person claiming an interest in the sur-
plus from the sale, if any, other than the prop-
erty owner as of the date of the Is pendens
must file a claim within 60 days after the sale.
s Clerk of the Court
By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
As Deputy Clerk
Dated this 3rd day of November, 2008.
Ben-Ezra & Katz, P.A.
Attorneys for Plaintiff
2901 Stirling Road, Suite 300
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312
Telephone: (305) 770-4100
Fax: (305) 653-2329
January 16,23, 2009

CASE NO. 08001107GCS
UNKNOWN TENANT #2, et. al.,
Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated Decem-
ber 15, 2008, and entered in Cade No.
08001107GCS of the Circuit Court of the
Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands
County, Florida, wherein U.S. BANK NATION-
MORTGAGES TRUST 2007-1, is a Plaintiff
are the Defendants. I will sell to the highest
and best bidder for cash at 430 S. Commerce
Ave., Room 105, Sebring, FL 33870, at 11:00
A,.M. on February 17, 2009, the following de-
scribed property as set forth in said Final
Judgment, to wit:
Any person claiming an interest in the sur-
plus from the sale, if any, other than the prop-
erty owner as of the date of the lis pendens
must file a claim within 60 days after the sale.
As Clerk of the Court

1050 Leals
By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
As Deputy Clerk
Dated this 17th day of December, 2008.
Ben-Ezra & Katz, P.A.
Attorneys for Plaintiff
2901 Stirling Road, Suite 300
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312
Telephone: (305) 770-4100
Fax: (305) 653-2329
January 16, 23, 2009
NOTICE IS hereby given that Downtown Mini
Storage LLC will sell at public auction at 195
S. Railroad Ave., Avon Park, FL at 1:00p.m.
Saturday, January 17th,, 2009 to the highest
bidder. Items held for Steve Tomek. Items in-
cluding: King pillow top mattress & box
spring, 2 twin mattress & box springs, air ri-
fles, entertainment center, dresser, tables, 2
tv's, bookcase, bedroom set, leather recliner
& love seat, kids toys, fountain, encyclopedia
set, oriental rug, kitchen appliances, tools &
bedding. Items held for Elesia Williams.. Items
including: Knick-knacks, clothes & boxes of
unknown contents. Items held for Linda
Northcutt. items including: China hutch.
January 14, 2009


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4060 Homes for Sale
4 6 Avon Park
Avon Park-Large home on Lake Lillian + guest
cottage. $269,900. Call 863-453-8955 or
863-453-0392. Plus, 2 lots for sale,
Avon Park Lakes, $10,000.
080 A Homes for Sale
4V V Sebring

4280 Cemetery Lots
2 Crypts, in Lakeview Memorial Gardens,
Serenity Edition North Mausoleum, level 2,
numbers 14 & 15. $4500 00B.
Call 563-289-1431.

Mobile Homes

50 0 AMobile Homes
5 5 For Sale
BEAUTIFUL 28 X 52 double wide in large
lot. 3br, 2ba, full carport, additional screen
room. Low down-payment. $75,000 OBO.
Excellent Neighborhood.
863-453-6052 or 863-443-2293
SEBRING- 3BR/2BA double-wide on
1/4 acre, new roof, new inside
paint, carpet, vinyl, like new
appliances, $74,900.
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ping, banks, hosp
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BEAUTIFUL SUN N LAKES home- just listed! or to see u
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quiet cul-de-sac. New Kitchen, wood/tile-,
new roof, large fenced yard, screened lania 1 1
$129k (863)385-0650
4 100 Homes for Sale Sebring- Francis
4 I Lake Placid screen porch, c

Now for sale. REDUCED BY 65K. 3BR, 2BA,
full 2CG. Cathedral ceilings, plant shelves, all'
large rooms, close to Placid Lakes park &
boat ramp. Deeded Lake June access. NOW
$214,900. 620 Catfish Creek Rd in Placid
Lakes. Meyer Homes, INC. 863-414-4075,
cell or 863-465-7338 after 3pm.
3/2/2 energy efficient "green" home nestled
in natural FL setting; Completion Jan. 2009
104 Captiva Court, Island Parkway Estates,
Placid Lakes (863) 464-0836 or

*1 Lakefront Property
417 For Sale
100ft lakefront, lakeview,
& lake access lots. Ready to build, starting
@ $59,000. Financing available. Only
2 miles N. of downtown Avon Park, on US 27
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No steps

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i+ park, located near shop-
*ital, reasonable lot rent incl.
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units. No pets please.

Mobile Homes
For Rent
1 MHP. 1BR/1BA, FL. rm &
lose to pool & rec. center.
lawn. Like new inside & out.
to enter. $500/mo.

i620 Unfurnished
6200 Apartments
2/1 tile floors, central air., screen back porch,
beautiful landscaping, $695 mo. Pet friendly
HWY 27 S. behind Dunkin Donuts, up the
hill, turn left, 3106 Medical Way,
*** Key Lake Villas***
Sebring- Orange Blossom Estates
2/1 & 3/2, townhouses on Lake.
Clean, quiet, screened in porch, outside
patio, W/D hookup. $575 & $765
1st month & sec. (863) 465-2740
Placid Lakes CC, 3BR/3BA. No smoking, no
pets. $1800/mo. utilities incl. Call Pam @
757-574-5177 or
Single story 1 bedrooms w/private patio
N E W refrig, stove, washer/dryer.WSG incl.
Pets OK, quiet friendly Avon Park Communty
Call 386-503-8953
8AM-12PM, 1PM-4PM M-F
Now accepting applications for 1-2-3 BdRm
apts. Outside storage units, water, sewer,
garbage. incl. This institution is an equal op-
portunity provider and employer. Office
863-465-6676 or T.D.D. 800-955-8771.

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2/1 $470/mo, + $500 sec.
Efficiency $400/mo. + $200 sec.,
includes utilities. 1523 Penny Ave.

Rentals 6250 Furnished Houses

6050 Duplexes for Rent
3BR/1.5BA/1CG. 3368 Gossamer Ave., off
Wildflower Ave. near Golf Course & Lake
June, clean & quiet. $600/mo. Culligan water
& lawn service incl. NO PETS. 863-465-9100
Best Rental in town, large 2/1 totally
remodeled, washer/dryer hook -ups,
$575/ mo. Available Immediately!
Call (321)537-5681
Lake Placid Waterfront 2BR/2BA duplex
on canal to Lake Grassy. W/D, dishwasher,
covered dock, lawn service & water included.
No pets, no smokers. $600/mo. + sec.
Call 954-661-6117 or 954-661-6118
PLACID LAKES- Nicely furnished
2BR/2BA. Carport, C/H/A,
Seasonal/Annual./monthly. Near
golf & fishing. 863-699-0045
Sebring-4103 Sparta Rd. Cracker Trail
Elementary area. Freshly painted 2BR/
1/BA, central air/heat Utility with w/d,
lawn maint. incl. No pets. $560/mo. +
sec. 863-763-1759 or 863-381-2810.
SEBRING-N E W Construction 2
story Town Home for rent.
3BR/ 2.5BA /1CG.,$900/mo
No smoking, no pets.
PH: 863-655-0311

10 Villas & Condos
61OO For Rent
Corner Unit 2200 SO FT, 2BR, 2BA, 2CG,
Den. $900/mo. First, Last,
Security. 954-325-4247

6200 Unfurnished
620 Apartments
Duplex, 2 br/1ba, near Sebring High
School/Fred Wild Elementary. Washer/dryer
hookup, back porch. 1 year lease. 385-8209.

AP- Highlands Apts 1680 North
Delaware 1/1 & 2/2 Available.
Play ground. 1st & Sec.
Call 863-449-0195.
DINNER LAKE area, Sebring. 1 & 2
bedroom apartments. $495 $600/mo.
Includes water, large rooms, fresh
paint & tile floors. Call Gary Johnson
@ 863-381-1861.
1 herons landing lane
lake placid FL. 33852
Accepting Applications
Affordable Income Based Units
Great Location: Located next to Post Office
Elderly age 62 & over,
Handicapped or Disabled
with or without children
Garden Apartrments: 1 BR $446 $573
2BR $525-$686
863-699- 2899 or T.D.D. 800-955-8771.

Office Hours: Monday-Friday
UFDA is a Equal Opportunity Provider
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Now Renting!
2 & 3 Bedroom Apts.
Monthly rent beginning at
$519 plus utilities.
Applicants must be employed
in Farm/Grove Labor receiving
Minimum annual gross income
$3998. Rental Assistance
Available to Qualified Applicants.
Handicap units available.
Rental Info & Applications
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Sebring- call 863-382-3144
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SEB- 3BR/1BA, washer & dryer.
1437 Stenewahee Ave. New paint, new
carpet. $850/mo., 1st, last & sec.
Call 954-290-0205 or 954-316-1883
or 954-547-2279

6300 Unfurnished Houses
(2) 2BR/1BA homes recently re-
modeled. New carpet & paint.
$475/mo, 1st, last & sec. Available
Jan. 11,2009. Call 863-991-5159.
2BR/1BA HOUSE in Avon Park,
117 E. Canfield St. $550/mo +
$500 sec. Call 863-840-0071
2BR/2BA/1CG. Screened in pool, big
yard. Access to Lake. W/D incl. 1400SF.
$700/mo + sec. 863-248-4672.
SEBRING HILLS-3/2/1, screen porch.
Appliances included. GreaTcondition.
1 year lease. No pets or smoke.
$725/mo + sec. Call 863-386-0868


No Credit Check!! RENT 2 OWN.
New construction
Leisure Lakes 3/2/2.

6 Business & Offices
6O0 For Rent
DOWNTOWN SEBRING- High rent draining
your bottom line? Office Space as low as
$299 Per Month plus tax. 200-1400Sq ft avail-
able. A/C, Electric included. Full sized elevator,
access to conference room. Lowcost DSL

6750 Commercial Rental
Lorida 800 to 7380sf. Zoned B-3. Has
loading ramp & dock. Move-in special.
Lease or buy. Property avail, as needed.
Call for details: 954-547-2279 or
954-290-0205 or 954-316-1883


7180 Furniture
now accepting quality
consignment items.
CALL 863-382-7666

7260 Musical Merchandise
Instruments will be cleaned, repaired, and put
in the hands of students who otherwise would
not be able to participate in band. Donors will
be offered a tax deduction letter for the esti-
mated value of the instrument. Thanks!!!!!

7300 Miscellaneous
Solar Panels for pool, heating or domestic
water heating. Great bargains. From $25-UP.
Call 863-453-7663.

73 10 Bargain Buys
12 volt DC/AC cooler/heater, works great, $10.
Call 863-471-3292.
1984 FORD WORK VAN, new tires & brakes.
$650. Call 863-385-3744.
3 piece dark brown wood living room set.
$100. Call 863-385-3744.
42" white aluminum screen door. $50. Call
72 Plymouth Duster V8, as is. $500.
.Call Roger @ 863-458-2343.
Beautiful 40 X 90 black & gold show case,
lighted w/5 shelves. $120. Call 863-471-3504.
Colonial drop leaf table & chairs, excellent
condition. $120. Call 863-465-7554
COMPUTER DESK $20.00 TV stand $10.00
Cushioned love set, wicker chair and glass top
table $30.00 Will sell desk and stand seper-
atley. Call norma jean 863-385-1603
Computer desk, white w/oak trim, 1 drawer,
pull out keyboard shelf, cubby holes in hutch.
48" W X 54" H X 24" D. Exc. cond.
Call 863-382-2487.
Craftsman sander, good cond. $18.
Battery charger, new. $20.
Call 309-452-1618.

Firm queen bed & dressings, no stains. Good
for painful back. Priced to sell. Only $100.
Call 863-385-8862.

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7310 Bargain Buys
Fish Aquarium, 49 gal. w/stand, lights w/extra
bulbs, filter w/extra filters, air pump, heater,
etc. $145. Call 863-632-0868.
Hedge Trimmer, electric, Black & Decker, 22".
$10. Call 863-471-3292.
HOHNER ACCORDIAN- w/attachments.
Exc. quality. $300 OBO. Call 863-453-7663
Infants hand knit, hand embroidered sweater,
new, $10. Call 863-453-3104.
Kenmore slide-in electric range (needs work)
$10. Call 863-453-3104.
Ladies jacket, deep pink, size 12, new. $15.
Call 863-453-3104.
Large entertainment center for big screen. Oak
wood w/lighted shelving & glass inset doors.
Bought for $1500, sell $500. Must see.
Call 863-253-0298.
Magazine rack, dark brown bamboo. 16" W X
45" H X 13" D, ec. cond. $25.
Call 863-382-2487.
Matching dresser & desk, $50 each. Dining
room table w/6chairs, $400. China cabinet,
$100. Call 863-385-4277 for more info.
Pale blue/aqua comforter (new), full size, $10.
Call 863-453-3104.
Patio table & 4 chairs, $150. Small patio table
& 2 chairs, $100. Call 863-385-4277
for more information.
R2D2 stand up drink cooler. Darth Vader
stand up cooler. Great cond. $200 for both.
Call before noon @ 863-214-1135.
Reproduction Chess Set in Presentation Case
(Collector's Item) Napoleon & Wellington.
$250. Call 863-453-3104.
ROSETTA STONE software, Spanish levels 1 &
2. Unused, unopened. $100. Call Ken @

Stylish glass coffee table w/matching end
table. Both have solid wood base. $200 OBO.
Call 518-302-0074 & leave contact info.

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Devils looking

toward districts

Big men key win over Wildcats

Friday, January 16, 2009

AVON PARK Although
the Avon Park boys basketball
team picked up another home
and district win on Tuesday
night with a relatively easy 59-
41 win over visiting Hardee,
the team is looking forward to
the upcoming district playoffs.
"It's time to get real," said
Luther Clemons, Avon Park's
head coach.
"This was a nice win, but we
have Lake Wales, and then a lot
of district in a row. We
need to pick up the Avon
intensity a bit in order to
compete," Clemons
said. 5
"This was a good Ha
win, but I am not happy
with all the passes in
this game. It has helped I
that we hung in there
with five teams in the top 10 of
their conferences during the
break (at Holiday tourna-
ments), but we really did not
pick up the pace until the sec-
ond half of the season. We are
going to have to step it up a
bit," Clemons added.
The Red Devils scored the
lion's share of their 59 points
inside the paint, again using the
height advantage of Cleveland
Nobles and Alonzo Robertson
to net baskets.
"Feed the post," said Derrick

The Sebring High School
baseball machine keeps
pumping out college-level
talent as Blue Streak senior
Cody Higgins will be contin-
uing his baseball career after
the 2009 high school season,
but keeping it close to home,
as he has signed on to play
for the SFCC Panthers in '09-
The middle infielder
became the seventh commit-
ment Rick Hitt's program has
received for next season at
the Avon Park campus.
Coming from the strong
program at Sebring, and
being a part of the Final Four
team of '07 were a good
foundation for extending his
career, but it was the steady
improvement and play out-


"Moochie" McKenzie after the
McKenzie only picked. up
five point on the evening and
hit 50 percent on his free
throws, but his assists were
what kept the Avon Park scor-
ing machine working.
"Cleveland was great in
there tonight, and all I had to
do was get the ball to him
inside. I think we have the best
big men in the game. All that
kept going through my head
was to feed the ball to the
inside," said
Park McKenzie.
All told, the Red
O Devil big mdn would
score 41 points under
dee the goal.
Despite the Hardee
double team in the sec-
ond half, Nobles would
capture 14 points and
Robertson would net 27 points
for the night.
Looking ahead to the rest of
the season, McKenzie was
excited about the Sebring dis-
trict game this Saturday.
"We match up well with
Sebring, the tournaments
helped us out a lot..Those guys
at the tournaments had the fun-
damentals down pat. We start-
ed off slow this season, but I
think we are going to finish
strong," McKenzie said.

side the Blue Streak program
that added to Higgins'
"We have seen Cody con-
tinue to improve over the
years," Hitt said. "He plays
against a quality competition
element with the travel clubs
he has participated. on the
last few years."
And, as is often the case,
Higgins will fill a need Hitt
sees coming as he looks
"We will lose some middle
infielders to graduation this
year," he said. "And we feel
Cody can come in and make
an impact right away. He
brings an enthusiasm to play,
as well as a very solid skill
level to our program. We are
excited about Cody choosing
South Florida."

News-Sun file photo by DAN HOEHNE
Sebring shortstop Cody Higgins will take a short trip up
U.S. 27 to further his baseball career as he has committed
to the South Florida Panther program.

News-Sun photo by ED BALDRIDGE
The Wildcat defense couldn't contain Red Devil Alonzo Robertson down low as the
sophomore totaled 27 points in Avon Park's 59-41 win over visiting Hardee Tuesday

Lady Devils pick up district win

Lady Red Devils picked up
a win on the road, and' in
the district, Tuesday after
defeating Hardee 49-31 :,.
"It was a district win,
and was much needed,"
said Paulette Daley, Avon
Park's head coach.
"The girls played well,
and the win helped, but we
are kind piled
up in the dis-
9 A trict race and
I think we are
Hardee battling for
third or
fourth place
S31 heading
down the
stretch," Daley said.
rebounder Brearnna Tate
is still out with an ankle
injury, and Daley is hope-
ful she will be available
for the stretch run.
"We miss Bre, and she
should get a doctor's

News-Sun file photo by ED BALDRIDGE
Daija Barrett is currently second in District 10-4A in
both scoring and rebounding.

release this week," she
said. "We are hoping to
have her back for the dis-
trict games."
With Tate on the side-
lines, Daija Barrett
stepped up the pace with
21 points and five-of-eight
at the free-throw line.

"Daija showed some
aggression, she was avail-
able inside and out,"
Daley said. "She was pret-
ty much where ever we
needed her to be tonight."
The win puts the Lady
Devils record at 8-9 and 6-
3 in district play.

And Another
Dan Hoehne

A birds-eye

view of

Super Bowl


Now, some of the names,
you're not quite sure what
they are as far as tangible,
singular entities Packers,
But at least you know
those names carry a certain
toughness to them.
You know that those that
headed to San Francisco for
the gold rush of 1849 had to
fight through some hard
times, so there is the thought
of strength and resolve when
thinking of the 49ers.
Giants, Raiders, Cowboys,
Patriots, Redskins and
Buccaneers all bring to mind
power, indomitable forces,
down-and-dirty, tough-as-
nails, fight to the last breath,
overwhelming waves of
relentless onslaught.
Then there are the animal
OK, maybe Colts don't
make you cower in fear, but
you recognize a sense of
speed and agility.,
And then even more so
with the grown up version, a
Bronco, where you can add a
dose of strength and unpre-
Dolphins we know are
fast, intelligent, powerful
and work well as a team,
Rams can send you into next
week, knock you out of your
socks with their combination
of speed and hard-headed-
ness, or hard-hornedness,
and Bears will send you run-
ning into next week and
make you soil yourself down
to your socks with what
they're capable of.
In each of those team
names, you can get a sense
of a tough opponent, a
description of a team and
players who, if they exem-
plify their moniker, will suc-
ceed more often than not.
What do all those team
names have in common?
At one time or another,
they were all anointed Super

Continued on page 3B

Lake Placid Senior Softball

Seminole Tire squeaks past Central Security

Special to the News-Sun
Seminole Tire held on for a
13-12 victory over Central
Security in Lake Placid
Senior Softball league play
Wednesday, Jan. 14.
Jeff Stanley, one of the
youngest players in the
league at 52 and a past State
of Florida High School
wrestling champion from
South Miami, led the
offense with a grand slam
among his 3 hits.
During the summer, Stanley
owns and operates the Wahoos
Adventures white water rafting
company at Boone, N.C. where
he had wrestled for Appalachian
Max Hehn, Eli Rivera,
Harley Smith, Gary Van,
Tom Walsh and Drew
Whitaker each had 3 hits.
Richard Rivera was the
only player on the Central
Security team to have as
many as three hits, but with
2 hits each, Cal Bready,
Richard Card, Al Chips,

Larry Oser,, Charlie Quinn
and Dana Hurlbut (including
a home run) were able to
'string them together to keep
the game close
The other game on
Wednesday was also a close
one with runs hard to come
by as the Schoonis team
edged out the hard hitting
Michelle Yates Insurance
team by a score of 8-7.
Darrell Richards with 3
hits and Howard Carney,
Don Cunningham, Dick
Heinbeck, Ray Hensley,
Mike Jurmu, and Paul
Stephenson with 2 hits each,
led the Schoonis offense.
Great fielding plays by
Howard Carney, Rod Palmer
and Don Cunningham on
long line drive catches as
well as stellar infield play
my Mike Jurmu held the
Yates team in check until the
next to last inning.
Schoonis held an 8-1 lead
when the Yates team bats
came alive. .
Jim Kahn blasted a home

run with Dusty Hensley and
Paul Brand on base.
Dave Holloway and
Harvey Jones were on base
when George Lavoie hit a
line shot to deep center field
to bring' the score to 8-7.
Seminole Tire and
Schoonis now lead the
league with records of 2-1
followed by Michelle Yates
Insurance at 2-2 and the
Central Security and Lake
Placid Marine teams at 1-2.
Schoonis gets first win
Leading by one run going
into the next-to-last inning,
Schoonis sent five across the
plate and held Lake Placid
Marine scoreless in the last
inning for a 19-13 win in
Lake Placid Senior Softball
league play Monday, Jan. 12.
Bats were "hot" for both
teams with Bob Fox leading
the way for Schoonis with 4
hits including 2 triples. .
Rod Palmer had 4 hits
with a triple and Don
Cunningham chipped in 4
hits, including a double.

Larry Lane led Lake
Placid Marine with an
inside-the-park home run
and 3 other hits, Moe Pier
was 4-for-4 and Victor
Rodriquez was 3-for-4.
There were also several
excellent plays in the field
for both teams with Rod
Palmer and Howard Carney
catching long line drives and
Bob Sheets catching a line
shot up the middle for the
Schoonis team to prevent
runs from scoring.
That "favor" was returned
by Larry Lane, who
stretched to snag a line shot
from Sheets to prevent a
two-run shot up the middle.
Play on the other field
saw Dave Holloway, a 75-
year old Korean War veter-
an, retired Engineer for
Union Carbide and former
college baseball player for
Western North Carolina,
lead Michelle Yates
Insurance to a 23-8 win over
Central Security.
Continued on page 3B


Higgins heading

up the highway

News-Sun Friday, January 16, 2009


Saturday, Jan. 3
Arizona 30, Atlanta 24
San Diego 23, Indianapolis 17, OT
Sunday, Jan. 4
Baltimore 27, Miami 9
Philadelphia 26, Minnesota 14
Saturday, Jan. 10
Baltimore 13, Tennessee 10
Arizona 33, Carolina 13
Sunday, Jan. 11
Philadelphia 23, N.Y. Giants 11
Pittsburgh 35, San Diego 24

Sunday, Jan. 18
Philadelphia at Arizona (FOX), 3 p.m.
Baltimore at Pittsburgh (CBS), 6:30
Sunday, Feb. 1
Tampa, Fla.
AFC vs. NFC, 6 p.m. (NBC)
Sunday, Feb. 8
At Honolulu
AFC vs. NFC, 4:30 p.m. (NBC)

Atlantic Division
W L Pet GB
Boston 32 9 .780 -
New Jersey 19 20 .487 12
Philadelphia 18 20 .474 12%
New York 15 22 .405 15
Toronto 16 24 .40015Y2
Southeast Division



W L Pct GB
31 8 .795 -
23 15 .605 7/2
21 17 .553 9Y2
15 24 :385 16
7 31 .184 23Y2
W L Pct GB
30 6 .833 -
22 15 .595 8Y2
19 22 .46313Y2
17 22 .43614Y2
14 25 .35917Y%

Southwest Division
W L Pct GB
San Antonio 25 12 .676 -
New Orleans 23 12 .657 1
Houston 24 16 .600 2%
Dallas 22 17 .564 4
Memphis 11 27 .28914Y2
Northwest Division
W L Pet GB
Denver 26 13 .667 -
Portland 23 15 .605 2Y2
Utah 23 16 .590 3
Minnesota 11 26 .297 14
Oklahoma City 7 33 .175 19Y2
Pacific Division
W L Pet GB
L.A. Lakers 31 7 .816 -
Phoenix 22 13 .629 7%
Golden State 11 29.275 21
Sacramento 10 30 .250 22
L.A. Clippers 8 30 .211 23
Wednesday's Games
Chicago 102, Toronto 98
Indiana 110, Detroit 106, OT
Philadelphia 100, Portland 79
Boston 118, New Jersey 86
New York 128, Washington 122
Miami 102, Milwaukee 99
Oklahoma City 114, Utah 93
New Orleans 104, Dallas 97
San Antonio 112, L.A. Lakers 111
Atlanta 97, L.A. Clippers 80
Sacramento 135, Golden State 133,
Thursday's Games
Portland at New Jersey, late
Cleveland at Chicago, late
Phoenix at Denver, late
Friday's Games
Toronto at Indiana, 7 p.m.
New York at Washington, 7 p.m.
San Antonio at Philadelphia, 7 p.m.
Utah at Memphis, 8 p.m.
Detroit at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m.
New Orleans at Cleveland, 8 p.m.
Minnesota at Phoenix, 9 p.m.
Milwaukee at Sacramento, 10 p.m.
Orlando at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m.
Atlanta at Golden State, 10:30 p.m.

Atlantic Division
N.Y. Rangers 26 15 4 56120118
Philadelphia 23 11 9 55 142 128
New Jersey 25 15 3 53132113
Pittsburgh 21 20 4 46137143
N.Y. Islanders 12 27 4 28110156
Northeast Division
Boston 32 7 4 68157 95
Montreal 25 11 6 56133112
Buffalo 21 17 5 47121 121
Toronto 16 21 6 38124154
Ottawa 15 21 6 36101 122
Southeast Division
Washington 28 14 3 59 147133
Carolina 21 18 5 47112132
Florida 20 16 6 46120119
Tampa Bay 13 20 10 36105135
Atlanta 14 25 5 33126160
Central Division
Detroit 30 7 6 66161 121
Chicago 24 10 7 55147104
Columbus 21 18 4 46115117
Nashville 20 20 3 43106 121
St. Louis 16 23 3 35120141
Northwest Division
Calgary 26 12 4 56133122
Vancouver 22 18 5 49130125
Colorado 22 20 1 45116124
Edmonton 21 18 3 45118125
Minnesota 21 18 3 45106 97
Pacific Division
San Jose 32 5 5 69150 99
Anaheim 22 18 5 49129128
Phoenix 21 18 5 47109126
Dallas 18 17 6 42117140
Los Angeles 17 19 6 40104117
Two points for a win, one point for
overtime loss or shootout loss.





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9:30 a.m.
2 p.m.
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9:30 a.m.
2 p.m.
6:30 p.m.

Ermosele Albert vs. Carlos Quintana.... ESPN2

South Florida at West Virginia........... 28
Maryland at Florida State .............. 44
Notre Dame at Syracuse............. ESPN
Northern Iowa at Drake ............ ESPN2
Georgetown at Duke ................. CBS
Arkansas at Florida .................. 38
Oklahoma at Texas A&M :........... ESPN
Butler at Illinois-Chicago ........... ESPN2
Teams TBA........................ ABC
Arizona State at UCLA ............... CBS
Mississippi at LSU .................... 38
Illinois at Michigan State ............ ESPN
Pittsburgh at Louisville. ............. ESPN
Temple at Massachusetts ........... ESPN2
Miami at North Carolina ............ ESPN
Marquette at Providence ........... ESPN2
Pacific at Cal State Fullerton ........ ESPN2
Vanderbilt at Mississippi State ......... SUN

EuroPGA Abu Dhabi Championship . GOLF
PGA Sony Open in Hawaii.......... GOLF
PGA Sony Open in Hawaii........... GOLF
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PGA Sony Open in Hawaii.......... GOLF
PGA Sony Open in Hawaii.......... GOLF

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Times, games, channels all subject to change

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

1. Pittsburgh (16-0) beat South Florida
75-62. Next: at No. 20 Louisville,
2. Wake Forest (15-0) beat Boston
College 83-63. Next: at No. 10
Clemson, Saturday.
3. Duke (15-1) beat Georgia Tech 70-
56. Next: vs. No. 13 Georgetown,
4. Connecticut (14-1) did not play. Next:
at St. John's, Thursday.
5. North Carolina (14-2) did not play.
Next: at Virginia, Thursday.
6. Oklahoma (16-1) did not play. Next:
at Texas A&M, Saturday.
7. Michigan State (14-2) beat Penn
State 78-73. Next: vs. Illinois, Saturday.
8. Syracuse (16-2) lost to No. 13
Georgetown 88-74. Next: vs. No. 12
Notre Dame, Saturday.
9. UCLA (13-2) did not play. Next: vs.
Arizona, Thursday.
10. Clemson (16-0) did not play. Next:
vs. No. 2 Wake Forest, Saturday.
11. Texas (12-4) did not play. Next: at
Texas Tech, Saturday.
12. Notre Dame (12-4) did not play.
Next: at No. 8 Syracuse, Saturday.
13. Georgetown (12-3) beat No. 8
Syracuse 88-74. Next: at No. 3 Duke,
14. Marquette (15-2) did not play. Next:
at Providence, Saturday.
15. Xavier (13-2) did not play. Next: at
Rhode Island, Thursday.
16. Arizona State (14-2) did not play.
Next: at Southern Cal, Thursday.
17. Butler (14-1) did not play. Next: at
Loyola of Chicago, Thursday.
18. Minnesota (15-1) did not play. Next:
at Wisconsin, Thursday.
19. Purdue (12-4) did not play. Next: at
Northwestern, Thursday.
20. Louisville (12-3) did not play. Next:
vs. No. 1 Pittsburgh, Saturday.
21. Baylor (13-3) lost to Texas A&M
84-73. Next: vs. Oklahoma State,
22. California (15-2) did not play. Next:
at Stanford, Saturday.
23. Villanova (13-3) did not play. Next:
vs. St. John's, Sunday.
24. Tennessee (10-5) did not play. Next:
vs. South,Carolina, Saturday.
25. Michigan (13-4) lost to Illinois 66-
51. Next: vs. Ohio State, Saturday. "

American League
terms with RHP Kirk Saarloos and RHP
Greg Aquino on minor league contracts.
area scout for Southern California and
Southern Nevada.
-INF/OF Chone Figgins to a one-year
OF Shelley Duncan outright to
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (IL). Agreed to
terms with INF Doug Bernier, INF Angel
Berroa, C Kevin Cash, RHP Jason
Johnson, INF Justin Leone, OF Todd
Linden, RHP Sergio Mitre and OF John
Rodriguez on minor league contracts.
Named Dan Freed, Bill Livesey, Kevin
Reese and Tom Wilson pro scouts and
Bob Miske part-time pro scout.
terms with OF-DH Jack Cust on a one-
year contract.
TAMPA BAY RAYS-Agreed to terms
with OF Gabe Gross on a one-year con-
National League
terms with RHP Matt Belisle, INF Luis
Gonzalez, OF Dan Ortmeier, C Edwin
Bellorin, LHP Cedrick Bowers, SS
Jonathan Herrera, OF Scott Podsednik,
C Paul Phillips and LHP Glendon Rusch
on minor league contracts.
Rodriguez manager of New Orleans
(PCL), Brandon Hyde manager of
Jacksonville (SL), Tim Leiper manager
of Jupiter (FSL), Darin Everson manag-
er of Greensboro (SAL) and Andy
Haines manager of Jamestown (NYP).
HOUSTON ASTROS-Agreed to terms
with RHP Jose Capellan, RHP Danny
Graves, RHP Chad Paronto, C Brian
Esposito and C Toby Hall on minor
league contracts.
Continental Basketball Association
Sullinger and G Daryll Hill. Waived C
Walt Waters and C Anthony
Dominique Scales.
National Football League
Daboll offensive coordinator, Rob Ryan
defensive coordinator and Brad Seely
special teams coach.
Anthony Armstrong, CB Scorpio
Babers, CB Will Billingsley, FB Chris
Brown, DT Joe Cohen, RB Lex Hilliard
and WR Todd Lowber.
National Hockey League
Lashoff and F Vladimir Sobotka from
Providence (AHL). Assigned G Tuukka
Rask and F Martins Karsums to
C Jason Williams from Atlanta for D
Clay Wilson and a 2009 sixth-round
draft pick. Assigned F Maksim Mayorov
to Syracuse (AHL).


TODAY: Boys Basketball at Lake Wales, 6/7:30 p.m.; Boys Soccer at Frostproof, 6/7:30
SATURDAY: Boys Basketball at Sebring, 6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Weightlifting at Sectiona
Qualifier, Sebring, 9 a.m.
TUESDAY: Boys Basketball at Braden River, 7:30 p.m.; Girls Basketball at Braden
Avon Park River, 6 p.m.; Boys Soccer vs. Frostproof, 6/7:30 p.m.

STODAY: Boys Basketball vs. McKeel Academy, 6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Basketball at McKeel
Academy, 6/7:30 p.m.
SATURDAY: Boys Basketball vs. Lakeland Christian, 5/6:30 p.m.; Girls Weightlifting at
Sectional Qualifier, Sebring, 9 a.m.
TUESDAY: Boys Basketball at Mulberry, 6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Basketball vs. Mulberry, 7
Lake Placid p.m.; Girls Soccer at DistrictToumament, McKeel Academy,TBA


TODAY: Boys Basketball at Lemon Bay, Charlotte H.S., 5:30 p.m.; Girls Basketball at
LaBelle, 6/7:30 p.m.; Boys Soccer at LaBelle, 6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Soccer vs. LaBelle,
6/7:30 p.m.
SATURDAY: Boys Basketball vs. Avon Park, 6/7:30 p.m.; Wrestling at Martin Codnty
Duals,TBA; Girls Weightlifting hosts Sectional Qualifier, 9 a.m.


Avon Park Baseball Sign-Up
AVON PARK Registration for Avon
Park Dixie Youth Baseball will take
place from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Jan.
17, at the Durrah Martin Baseball
Ongoing registrations will also take
place during business hours at Top Shop.
Cost for registration is $50 and $45
for additional siblings.
Although registrations are being
accepted for all divisions, those playing in
T-ball (ages 4-6) and Minors (ages 9-11)
must have their registrations complete by
Wednesday, Jan. 21. Birth certificates
must accompany each registration.
For further information, call president
Heath Townsend at 443-0673.

L.P. Golf for Graduation
LAKE PLACID A benefit golf tour-
nament will be held Saturday, Jan. 31 at
Placid Lakes Country Club to raise funds
for Lake Placid's Project Graduation.
The four-person scramble tees off at 1
p.m., after registration and lunch from
11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
Entry fees are $55 per golfer or $200
per team, with cash prizes being given
for 1st, 7th, 14th and last place finishers.
There will also be door prizes as well
as a hole in one prize.
Price includes 18 holes, cart, lunch,
prizes, soft drinks and bottled water.
To register, or for more information,
contact Barbara Shrewsbury at 441-0605.

Sebring Choir Run/Walk
SEBRING The Sebring Varsit Choir
is planning a return trip to Carnegie Hall
in New York City, and are holding a
fund-raising 5K Run/Walk Saturday, Jan.
31 at Highlands Hammock State Park.
The event takes off at 8 a.m., with rib-
bons awarded to the top three finishers in
eight age categories.
Entry fees are $20 for pre-registered
(by Jan. 24) runners/walkers, $25 for
race-day registration and $15 for stu-
dents 18 and under T-Shirts will be
given to all who pre-register.
For more information, call Heather
McIntyre at 385-5036.

Highlands Half-Marathon
SEBRING The Inaugural Highlands
Hammock Half Marathon & 5K
Run/Walk will be held on Saturday, Jan.
24 at 7:30 The 13.1 mile Half
Marathon will feature awards to Overall,
Master, Grand Master entrants as well as
the top three in age groups. All finishers
in the Half Marathon and the 5K event
will recieve finisher medals.
Specially designed dri-fit shirts will go
to Half Marathon entrants and regular tees
to 5K runners. The Half Marathon event
will benefit the state park and is a Central
Florida Striders Running Club event.
There will be no race day registration
for the Half Marathon, but 5K runners
may register that day.
Entry for the Half Marathon is $40.
Entry fees for the 5K Run/Walk are $20.
Entry forms may be obtained by
emailing Chet Brojek at cbrojek@com- or calling him at 385-4736.
Entry information: name, age, tee shirt
size, and event entered may be mailed to
Chet Brojek at 3310 Par Road, Sebring,
FL 33872. Checks should be made
payable to Central Florida Striders.

Sebring Youth Softball
SEBRING Registrations are now
being taken for Sebring Youth Softball
for girls aged 4-15 years old at the
Sebring YMCA through Jan. 16.
For more information, call James Dion
at 381-3615.

Lake Placid Chamber 5k
LAKE PLACID Mark your calen-
dars for the second annual Greater Lake
Placid Chamber of Commerce 5k
Run/Walk, which will be held on
Saturday, Feb. 21 in DeVane Park.
Exclusive Dri fit shirt sponsors are
Atlantic Blue Group, Inc., Florida

Hospital Lake Placid, Holiday Inn
Express Hotel & Suites, and Mid Florida
Credit Union.
Other sponsorship opportunities are
This is a great way to promote your
business, our community and good
Sponsorship and Entry Forms are
available on the Chamber Web site at

Royal Palms Youth Bowling
LAKE PLACID Royal Palms (Lake
Placid) Youth Bowling League for ages
7-and-up starts the spring season on
Saturday,.Jan. 10, at 9 a.m.
New bowler sign-up is $20 and
includes shirt.
Bowling continues through April 25.
Cost weekly is $11 and includes games
of bowling, shoes and prize fund.
All youth league bowlers are eligible .
for reduced rate open bowling (some
restrictions apply) and free bowling with
instruction on Fridays from 3-5 p.m.,
must be accompanied by an adult.
Call Donna Stanley at 441-4897 or
Frank Peterson at 382-9541 for more

Sebring Chamber Golf Classic
SEBRING The Greater Sebring
Chamber of Commerce Annual Winter
Golf Classic-is set for Saturday, Jan. 31,'
at Sun 'N Lake Golf & Country Club.
The tournament is a four person
scramble with 7:30 a.m. registration and
an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start.
Teams are flighted by handicap.
The $75.00 entry fee includes round of
golf, continental breakfast, plenty of cold
beverages and snacks on the course, buf-
fet lunch and awards following play.
Register by Jan. 16 and receive a free
round of practice golf for your team.
(Good for weekend play only).
There are 2 hole-in-one prizes: $2,000
sponsored by Cohan Radio Group and a
Red, 4-door, Jeep Wrangler Sahara
Limited Edition sponsored by Alan Jay
Automotive Network.
The event is open to all with door
prizes and goodie bags for each entrant.
Fdr an entry form and information
contact the Greater Sebring Chamber of
Commerce at 385-8448.

Lake Placid Baseball, Softball
LAKE PLACID LP Youth Baseball
is now accepting registrations for the
2009 Youth Baseball (ages 5-10) and
Youth Softball (ages 7-9) seasons.
Completed forms are to be submitted
to Holiday Inn Express, 608 S. Lakeview
Rd., Lake Placid.
Forms are available- online at, go to Recreation and
then Baseball.
Registration deadline and draft is Jan.
17 at 9 a.m.
There will be no registrations taken
after the day of the draft.
Registration fees: T-Ball (age 5-6) is
$30; 7-8/9-10 and Softball 7-9 is $40.
League Age is as of April 30, 2009 for
boys, June 1, 2009 for girls. A copy of -
the player's birth certificate is required.
Questions call Sonja Warner at 441-
4504 or Heather Cox at 465-9187.

Sebring Baseball Sign-Ups
SEBRING Sebring Youth Baseball is
now accepting registrations for the fol- -
lowing age groups: T-Ball (4-5), Pitching
Machine (6-8) and Minors (9-10).
Registration will take place Jan. 17
from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Max Long Field.
Registration is also at Custom Prints,
2805 Alt 27 S., Sebring (behind Publix).
Registration forms can be downloaded
from and mailed to
P.O. Box 1178, Sebring, FL 33871.
Cost is $75 per player, $65 for second
player from same family, $55 for addi-
tional players from same family.
Registrations must be received by 5
p.m., Jan. 20.
For more information, call Israel
Gomez at 471-2007.

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Country Cub of Sebring
The Friday Couples played a
four-person scramble on Friday,
Jan. 9.
Winning first place was the
team of Ted Schmalzriedt, Bob
Kruk, Dottie Ortt and Margaret
Like with 68; second place,
Jerry Moser, Dick Ortt, Treva
Magnuson and Onnalee
Schmalzriedt with 69; and third
place, Earl Sheldon, George
Fanady, Myrtle Moser and Mary
Dukes with 70.
The Monday Couples played
a foursome game, count one
best ball on par 3s, three best
balls par 4s and two best balls
on par 5s on Monday, Jan. 5.
Tying for first/second places
were the teams of Jean and Ron
Poore, Paula and Jerry
-Brennan; Linda and Tom
Woods, Bob and Jolene
Shearwood with 135 each.
Third place, Sue and Larry
Manlove, Onnalee and Ted
Schmalzried with 138.
The Monday Couples played
a foursome game, count two
best balls on even holes, three
best balls on odd holes, best
balls on par 3s net Monday,
Dec. 29.
Tying for first/second places
were the teams of Barb and
Henry Carr, Jean and Ron
Poore; June and Ken Maloney,
Louise and Bob Cochran with
151 each. Tying for third/fourth
places were the teams of Nelda
and Milt Drake, Nancy and
Frank Gallagher; Bev and Greg
Bagshaw, Dot and Dick Ortt
with 153 each.

Harder Hall
The ladies league played a
pro am points event Monday,.
Jan. 12.
The winners were: Tying for
first/second places were Ronnie
Hollander and Pat Rice with
plus-3 each. Tying for
third/fourth places were Ronna
Mason and Dori Landrum with
plus-1 each.

Lake June West
A mixed scramble was
played Thursday, Jan. 8.
Winning first place was the
team of Doyan and Donna
Eades, Joe and Joyce Swartz,
Pete and Mary McNamee with
47; second place, Ted Carteaux,
Ken and Norma Colyer, Don
Boulton, Jane Roush and
Wanda Jones with 48; and third
place,. Ken Rowen, Vince
Mathew, Orville and Eva
Huffman and Bob and Verna
Knishka with 49.
Closest to the pin: (Ladies), No.
8, Donna.Eades, 1-foot-6-inches.
(Men), No. 2, Pete McNamee, 7-
feet-2-inches; and No. 4, Tony
Notaro, 5-feet-10-inches.
The men's association played
a. Best Ball event Wednesday,
Jan. 7.
Tying for first/second/third
places were the teams of Ron
West, Pete Otway, Bob Knishka,
Pat Houlihan and Dick Marino;
Claude Cash, Orville Huffman,
John Huggett, Ward Shaw,
John Smithyman and John
Riley; Doyan Eades, Vince
Mathew, Ben Tarr, Bill Fowler
and John Ruffo with 39 each.
Closest to the pin: No. 2, Ron

Super Bo1
Continued from 1B
Bowl Champions.
Now, look at the final four
teams in the playoffs the
Steelers, Ravens, Eagles and
The Steelers, named
above, and have achieved
the highest standing in the
NFL a number of times.
The Ravens, not men-
tioned above, did win a
Super Bowl but there's the
rub, that one time was the
only time that a team named
after a bird has won it.

Hesson, 8-feet-3-inches; No.
4, Terry Notaro, 5-feet-l-inch;
and No. 8, Ken Colyer, 15-
The ladies association
played a scramble on Monday,
Jan. 5.
Winning first place was the
team of Joyce Swartz, Dodie
Babillus, Betty Kinchloe and
Nancy Reaney with 52. Tying for
second place were the teams of
Mary McNamee, Sandy
Osborne, 'Jane Roush and
Laurie Lorig; Virginia Simmons,
Sylvia West, Elaine Orr and Eva
Huffman with 55 each.
Closest to the pin: No. 2,
Karen Glas, 1-feet-5-inches;
No.4, Gloria Huggett, 11-feet-
7-inches; and No. 8, Norma
Colyer, 7-feet-4-inches.

On Wednesday, Jan. 14, the
men's association played
team and individual pro am
Winning first place was the
team of Bob Luttrell, Jerry
Hodges. Jim Gillies and Larry
Giangreco with plus-11; and
second place, Joe Bunk, Len
Smith, Jerry Edwards and Ron
Geoque with plus-1 0.
Individual winners were: A
division First place, Joe Bunk
with plus-5; and tying for sec-
ond/third places were Jim Gulick
and Paul Brown with plus-4
each. B division First place,
Jack Perrin with plus-5; and sec-
ond place, Len Smith with plus-
4. C division First place, Art
Demers with plus-10. D division
- First place, Chick Reagan with
plus-8; and second place,
Rodger Downs with plus-7.
On Thursday, Jan. 8, the
ladies association played an
Odd Holes, one-half handicap
The winners were A-division -
First place, Jane Gentry with 34;
and second place, Lois Kistler
with 36. B division First place,
Brad Kurek with 34; and second
place, Phyllis Palmer with 37. C
division First place, Miriam
Redshaw with 33; and second
place, Nancy Freeman with 35.

Placid Lakes
The men's association played
Peoria format, (the pro selects
four holes to determine the
team's handicap).
Winning first place was the
team of John Rossettis, Russ
Isaacs, Dick McArdle and
Wayne Wood with 260; and
second place, Al Verhage, Bob
Miller, Bill Lockwood and Ray
Deryckere with 262.
Closest to the pin: No. 2,
Chuck Fortunato, 17-feet, 9-

River Greens
The men's association played
a Men's Day event Saturday,
Jan. 10.
Winning first place was the
team of Butch Smith, Bob Wolf
(draw), Frank Conroy and
Harold Kline with minus-36;
second place, Russ Rudd, Bob
Streeter, Dick Lynch and John
Van Slooten with minus-33; and
third place, Len Westdale, Bob
Wolf, Gerry Page and George
Davis with minus-29.

vl, apparen
Some will even say that
Baltimore team was some-
what a fluke, as they had
virtually no offense to speak
of and ran the table solely on
their defensive prowess.
Sure, Ravens and Eagles do
call to mind fierceness, cun-
ning, speed and strength (if
you've ever seen a bald eagle
up close, it's kind of shocking
how big they really are).
The flyers of Philadelphia'
have come close, and the
winged former-Browns did
get that one.

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Closest to the pin: No. 3, Jay
Procarione; No. 5, Wayne
Carlin; No. 12, Jay Procarione;
and No. 17, Harold Kline.
A morning scramble was
played on Friday, Jan. 9.
Winning first place was the
team. of John and Laura Smutnick,
Terry and Cecil Dray with 54. Tying
for second place were the teams of
Harold Lee, Ernie Bryant, Cliff and
Mary Steele; Ken and Carolyn
Brunswick, Gordon and Marilyn
Clauws and Babe McDonald with
56 each.
The Friday afternoon scram-
ble was played Jan. 9.
Winning first place was the
team of Russ Rudd, Jim
Sisemore, Dick McClay, Al
Farrell, Judy Wooten and Rosie
Clifford with 13-under.
The Morrison Group played a
game Thursday, Jan. 8.
The winners were: First
place, Jim Anderson and Ken
Brunswick with 95; and second
place, Bob Stevens and Don
McDonald with 98. Tying for
third/fourth/fifth places were
the teams of J.R. Messier and
Bob Streeter; Clark Austin and
Butch Smith; Cliff Aubin and
Jerry Wallace with 100 each.
The ladies association played
a pro am tournament Thursday,
Jan. 8.
Winning first place was the
team of Penny Anderson, Pat
Gower and Carol McClay with
plus-10; second place, Fran
Neil, Carol Roy, Nancy Long
and Mary Beth Carby with plus-
9 1/2; and third place, Karen
Speaker, Betty Wallace, Pauline
Bridge and Laura Smutnick with
The Lake Damon South was
played Thursday, January 8.
Winning first place was the
team of John Hierholzer, Glen
Kegler and Bill Gast.
The men's association played
a pro am tournament
Wednesday, Jan. 7.
Winning first place was the
team of Lefty St. Pierre, George
Thompson, H. Lee and L.
Hartsell with plus-13; and sec-
ond place, Len Westdale, Ken
Koon, Ed Mosser and Harold
Kline with plus-12. Tying for
third/fourth/fifth places were


i r

Elton Cate, Cliff Steele, Butch
Smith and Jerry Wallace;
Gordon Clauws, Vince Boever
and Dick Lynch; Dick Seifert,
Ray Read, Glenn Nelson and
Pete March with plus-5 each.
.Individual winners were: A
Flight (25-over): First place,
Cliff Aubin with plus-4 1/2; and
second place, Vince Boever
with plus-3 1/2. B Flight (23-
24): First,place, Ken Koon with
plus-4; and second place, Gil
Heier with plus-3. C Flight (18-
22): First place, Harold Lee with
plus-8; and second place, Bob
Streeter. D Flight (17-under):
First place, Gordon Clauws with
plus-4 1/2; and second place,
Dick Seifart with plus-4.
The Morrison Group played a
game on Tuesday, Jan. 6.
Winning first place was the
team of Lefty St. Pierre, Cliff
Aubin, Pat Knauf and Jerry
Wallace with minus-31; second
place, Ken Koon, Ed Mosser,
Romey Febre and Peter Bridge
with minus-28; and third place,
Frank Conroy, Vin Stoddard, Gil
Heier and Donald McDonald
with minus-27.
The Golfettes played a game
on Tuesday, Jan. 6.
Tying for first/second places
were the teams of Sally Dworak,
Patricia Gower, Anne Kelly and
Annie Kozak; Babe McDonald,
Frances Neil, Helen O'Chala and
Jeannine Persails with minus-
23 each. Tying for third/fourth
places were the teams of Karen
Speaker, Jan Stevens, Linda
Therrien and Pauline Bridge;
Betty Wallace, Peggy Wehunt,
Judy Wooten and, Carole
McClay with minus-18 each.
The Casa was played on
Monday, Jan. 5.
Winning first place was the
team of Jay Procarione, Bob
Streeter, Lowell Hartsell and
Jack Sayre.
The Morrison Group played a
game on Monday, Jan. 5.
Winning first place was the
team of Kenneth Brunswick,
Peter March, Ed Mosser and
David Kelly with minus-34; sec-
ond place, Joan Smutnick, Ken
Koon, Jim Cercy and J.R.
Messier with minus-31; and
third place, Tim Thomas, Clark

tly, isn't for the birds

But when only one 'bird-
team' is among the 17 Super
Bowl Champions, has just a
lone win amid the 42 previ-
ous games played on the
ultimate stage, it doesn't
inspire a lot of confidence.
If history is at all a guide,
the Steelers will prevail over
the Ravens this weekend
while the (bird) cage fight in
the NFC Championship is,
appropriately, up in the air.
And whoever Pittsburgh
then faces at Raymond
James Stadium the first

weekend of February, will
likely end up merely as that
Sunday's turkey dinner.

Austin, Jerry Wallace and Jim
Cercy with minus-31.
The Limited Group played a
game Monday, Jan. 5.
Winning first place was the
team of John and Kay Lemer,
Tom and Janet Brouwer with
plus-13 1/2; and second
place, Irwin and Nancy
MacDonald, Roy Bassett and
Tom Shaver with plus-l..
Individual winners were:
First place, Fred Jeans with
plus-6 1/2; and second place,
John Lemer with plus-5.

For their monthly two day
event, the Men's Golf
Association played two man
teams in an electic, in two
First place in A flight was
won by the team of Joe
Burgoyne and Vern Baxter
with a net score of 114.
They were followed by: the
second place team of Dwight
Demitz and Charles
McWilliams at 116; the third
place team of Gerard Burge and
Martin Francoeur at 117; and the
fourth place team of Bob Rogers
and Bo Bohanon at 118.
The team of Mike Rose and
George Danser won first place
in B flight with 117.
There was a tie for second
between the team of Gale
Monda and Charles Keniston
and the team of John Delaney
and John Bozynski at 119. The
team of Dan Porter and Ed Clay
finished fourth at 120.
Closest to the pin on Cougar
# 17 were: Jon Brower at 8 feet
9 inches; and Paul Marchand at
17 feet 11 inches.

Sebring Municipal
Last Monday the Mezza group
played individual pro-am points
at Sebring Municipal golf course.
The winners are:A group first

place Jim Gulick plus 6, second
place Murray Campbell plus 3.
B Group first place Joe Hyzny
plus 3, second place Pat Dell
plus 1, third place Larry
'C group first place Doug
Haire plus 5, second place
Shorty Crocker and Roger
Eicher tied for second place.
D group first place paul
Brown plus plus 5, second
place Virg Crandall..and Dave
Mulligan tied at plus 4.
E group first place Sal Sboto
plus 4 second place Jim Reed
plus 2.
F group first place Janet
Regan plus 4, second place
Terry Yandle at even.
G group first place Doc
Thomas plus 6, second place
Paul Martins plus 3.
H group first place Frank
Branca plus 2, second place
Pete Mezza minus 1.
I group first place Janet
Howland plus 8, second place
Les layton and Karl Mellor tied
at plus 4.
Next Monday the Mezza
group will play at the Sebring
Municipal golf course begin-
ning at 7:45 a.m.
Please arrive early to register.
For more information call 414

Sun 'N Lake
The Women's Golf
Association played a scramble
event Wednesday, Jan. 14.
Taking first place with a final
score of 60.5 were Kay Miller,
Diana Johnson, Rosalie Gatto
and Barbara Vanthournout.
With a score of 60.7, for sec-
ond place, was the team of
Diane Parker, Sally Brown, Kay
Robertson and Joan Roche.
And just barely behind that
quartet, with a 60.8, was the
foursome of Nan Reno, Betty
Cruickshank, Eleanor O'Neal
and Sally Sunderland.

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featured creature

The spotted eagle ray is one of the most beautiful creatures in the ocean and one of the largest rays. (Photo by Zig Leszczynski)

Florida's rays are majestic,

graceful, shy and shocking

By FWC Staff

At least 11 species of rays inhabit
Florida's coastal waters. Some of them
are enormous almost 30 feet across.
One of them can generate electricity to
stun- its prey. Some have barbs that are
equipped with venom. All of them are
shy creatures that prefer to avoid contact
with people.
Manta ray
The largest of the rays is the manta
ray. The full-grown ones average about
22 feet from the tip of one of their pec-
toral fins (which resemble wings) to the
other (disc width), but they can reach
- 29.5. feet in disc width and weigh up to
3,000 pounds.
: All mantas have two modified "fins"
called f!obes that extend from the' fiont
oftheirlNid ju$'in front of their eyes.
These liins are'~tually used, by these
amazin fish tdirect water current.into
their nmith so y can filter out their
fa od. ly scientists thought
that.-the, cephalic fins- resembled the
horns of a devil,, thus the well-recog
niZedi &co 6imiiamie "devil rays." tIn
fact, the most common manta species
present in Florida waters is called the
devil ray?.'-T devil'ray is small in com-
parison to most other mantas, reaching a
disc width of only 4-5 feet.
Mantas sometimes show up close to
shore. At other times, people see themfi'
over the continental shelf and over reef
habitats, usually close to the ocean's
surface. They are often seen swimming
in schools, and they sometimesdleap6ut
of the water and land with a hige splash.
Scientists- aren't sure why they.jump,.
however some believe it is, to di tloge
parasites that often attach to the rays'
skin. Others have speculated they may
use jumping to attract mates.
Manta rays usually are dark brown,
grayish blue or black on top with pale
edges and white underneath. Some, but

not all, mantas have a venomous barb
which is near the base of the tail on
the top surface. They live at least 20

Spotted eagle ray
The spotted eagle ray is another large
species of ray that may reach a disc
width of up to 9.8 feet and weigh up-
wards of 500 pounds.
They have very long whip-like tails.
At the base of their tails spotted eagle
rays have one or more venomous spines.
Eagle rays use the spines as defense
against predators, such as sharks.
People see spotted eagle rays mostly
in bays, over coral reefs and in estuar-
ies. They like inshore waters, but they
also show up in deeper coastal waters.
Mostly, they swim in pairs or small
groups in the open water close to the
surface, and they often leap out of the
water similar to their close relatives,
the manta rays.
This is one of the most beautiful rays,
named for the cryptic spotted pattern
,atross"the'"top of its body with small'
white, bluish-white, greenish, pearNy
or yellow spots on its black, dark gray
or brown body. Sometimes the spots
are large white rings with black dots in
the center. Eagle rays are typically all
white on their bottom side.
Cownose ray
.. Ye.tanother ray species common to
Florida is the cownose ray. It typically
Sgtrowsiit 35 45, inches disc width,
although there is a report of one reach-
ing 84 inches. Cownose rays will have
at least one venomOus barb at the base
of the tail and typically are brown with
a whitish or yellowish belly and a broad
helead,'eyes wide-apart, ,
This species has very hard tooth plates
Sand powerful jaw muscles that. it uses
to crush various shellfish species that
it primarily feeds on, such as clams,
-;oyfers, scallops and crabs. They
often swim in large schools containing
thousands of individuals. These large

The lesser electric stingray can generate a
37-voli discharge to stun prey and fend off
predators. (FWC photo)

schools of rays-l vhi"' feeding can
devastate local shells W beds.

Lesser electric. stingray
You ,a find tif se'I electric ray
along the beaches and'coagtal waters
of the western A#tlantic Ocean from
North Carolina to Argentina and in the
Gulf of Mexico. They keep to shal-
low coastal waters, buried beneath the
sand or mud or in sea grass, most of the
time, but they sometimes venture into
water 180 feet deep. ,
They have the ability to generate
an electric discharge of 14-37 volts,
which they use to stun prey and to
fend off predators.
This species does not have a venom-
ous barb. It is dark brown, light brown
or reddish orange on top with irregular
ringsor ovals. The underside is white,
yellowish or greenish.
Males grow to about 26 inches
across; females are a little smaller.
Electric stingrays eat primarily
marine worms but also include other
invertebrates, juvenile snake eels,
anemones, small fish and crustaceans
in their diet.

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Beachgoers should always

do the stingray shuffle

Beachgoers should exercise
caution. Beaches and coast-
lines are where you find sting-
rays year-round.
The most common rays in
Florida coastal waters include
three species of whip-tail rays,
including the Atlantic sting-
ray, bluntnose stingray, and
southern stingray. Although
stingrays are actually very shy
by nature, they are equipped
with a sharp spine (or barb) on
their tail which they use as de-
fense against predators, such
as sharks.
These rays also use
camouflage to hide from

predators-burying themselves
under the sand with only their
eyes and long spaghetti-
shaped tail exposed. That
makes them very difficult for
beachgoers to see. Unaware
bathers walking or wading in
shallow waters can step on a
ray resulting in being stung
in the leg or foot by the ray's
sharp, venomous spine.
To avoid being stung, bath-
ers only need to shuffle their
feet as they move across the
sandy bottom. Rays usually
sense the disturbance and
swim away.

This historical giant manta ray photo from the Florid i of
Natural History shows a ray that measured almost 20 fee a ss.
(Photo by Capt. Jay Gould)

Kids Activities,

Ask the Fish Expert
Are stingrays fish?
Yes, they just look a little different. They don't have
bones just cartilage like you have in your nose and

What do you call a scientist who studies fish?
A scientist who studies fish is called an ichthyologist
(ik the aw low gist). "Ichthy" is Latin for fish;
and "ologist" means one who studies.

Do stingrays have wings?
What some people call wings are actually pectoral
fins that some species flap when they move through
the water. Sometimes when the pectoral fins break
the surface of the water, people think they are seeing

Where is the stingray's mouth?
The stingray's mouth is on the underside of its body
with its nostrils and gills. Stingrays have strong jaws
and some have bony plates in their mouths that can
crush shellfish and other things stingrays like to eat.

Do people eat stingrays?
In some parts of the world, stingray is considered a
delicacy. Barbecued stingray is popular in Singapore
and Malaysia, and pickled stingray is a tradition in
Iceland. Some rays are considered endangered and
are protected.

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News-Sun Friday, January 16, 2009

Page 5B


Avon Park Church
of Christ
Lord Reign in Your Life!"
(Hebrews 1:1-3) will be the
message Sunday morning.
Larry Roberts is the minister.
The Sunday evening service
will be a devotional with a
fingerfood fellowship to fol-
Dinner/Night Out is on
Tuesday for all members and
their guests.
Sunday, Feb. 1 is Friends'
Day at Avon Park Church of
Christ. Bob Barker will be
the guest speaker.
Avon Park Church of
Christ is at 200 S. Forest
Ave. Call 453-4692.

Bethany Baptist
Charles Pausley invites you
to services at Bethany Baptist
Wednesday is Family
Night. AWANA Club for
boys and girls ages 3 through
sixth grade has finished for
the school year. Word of Life
for teens will meet at 6:30
p.m. Adults will meet in the
auditorium at 7 p.m. for
Bible Study.
Ladies Winter Bible Study
meets Thursdays at 9:30 a.m.
at the church. All ladies wel-
The WOL ministry for
teens has Discipleship
Weekend from 7 p.m. Friday,
Jan. 23 until 5 p.m. Saturday,
Jan. 24. See teen leaders
Jacob or Hanna Laughlin for
more information.
There will be a Senior
Ministry Carry-in Luncheon
at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 27 at

Bluegrass gospel hoe-down set Saturday

Courtesy photo
The Indiana Sweethearts will be joined by the Happy Valley Band and friends from 6-8
p.m. Saturday. The hoe-down, featuring country gospel bluegrass music, will be at First
Baptist Church of Leisure Lakes. The church is at 808 Gardenia St., off of Miller at the
west end of Lake June. Call the church at 699-0671. y
________;__________,---------------fl --- ----

the church. A sign-up sheet is
in the foyer.
If you have any questions,
call the office at 452-1136 or
go to the Web page at;
e-mail is

Bethany Baptist Church is
on the corner of State Road
17 and C-17A South (truck
route) in Avon Park.

Christ Lutheran
Scott McLean will be preach-
ing a sermon entitled "The
Trust Test Part 2." The
church is at 1320 County
Road 64, east of the Avon

Park High School; For more
information, call 471-2663 or
search the Web for christ-

Christian Science
SEBRING The lesson
sermon on Sunday morning is
titled "Life." The keynote is
from Psalms 144:9, "I will
sing a new song unto thee, 0
The church is at 146 N.
Franklin St.

Christian Training
SEBRING Associate
minister Casey L. Downing
will bring the message titled

"Requirements for Servants"
this week at the Sunday
morning service. The
Wednesday night Bible study
will continue in the book of

Darrell Arnold will continue
his sermon series from Acts 8
at the Worship Services on
Sunday. Sunday evening
service will continue with the
Westminster Confession at
6:30 p.m.
The ladies morning and
evening Bible study on
Genesis will meet at 9 a.m.

and 6 p.m. Wednesday. The
Beth Moore Bible Study on
the Patriarchs will meet at 6
p.m. Monday.
The 2009 Women's Retreat
is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. to
2:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24.
The featured speaker will be
Sharon Johnson. Continental
breakfast and lunch will be
provided. Sign up in the
lobby or contact the church at

Eastside Christian
come and attend a special
concert by the Grace"
Harmony Trio beginning at
6:30 pm. Pastor Randy
Whitehead will be guest
preaching during the morning
worship service. Later that
evening he will join Grace
Harmony as they present
their special 2009 "Journey
for Jesus" concert. This is a
free event for all ages.
Thursday, Jan. 29 the
Lunch Bunch will resume for
all those interested. This
month we will be meeting at
the Red Lobster in Sebring at
11:30 a.m. Carpooling is
available. Meet in the
Eastside parking lot at 11
Sunday members will
enjoy a wonderful message
from Whitehead, as he guest
preaches all the way from

Emmanuel United
Church of Christ
SEBRING The Rev. Jim
Langdoc will deliver the ser-
mon "Prophetic Tradition,"
with Scripture taken from I
Samuel 3:1-20 and Luke

4:14-24 on Sunday morning.
The church is 1.7 miles
west of U.S. 27 on County
Road 624 (Hammock Road).
Call 471-7999 or visit .

Faith Lutheran
SEBRING Pastor Gary
Kindle's sermon title for this
Sunday is entitled "God
Knew You At Conception"
based on Psalm 139:1-16.
An open prayer time is
offered at 6 p.m. Tuesdays,
followed by pastor's adult
Bible study on the book of

Faith Missionary
Baptist Church
SEBRING A "snow-
bird" attending church last
Sunday openly shared a com-
ment during the praise and
prayer segment. She said that
Faith Missionary Baptist
Church is the warmest church
she has ever been in. On
Sunday evening, during testi-
mony time, a few were dis-
cussing her comment. One
visiting lady shared how she
also felt an extreme friendli-
ness with people, a warmness
that embraces her when she
is able to come.
The church is small and
even hard to locate in the
middle of a residential area
of Sebring, but-it's always
open to visitors.
The adult Sunday school
class will start a study in the
book of Esther. The teacher,
Charlie Coriell, prepares
handouts each week.
The children will have
their final lesson on "Elisha."
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News-Sun Friday, January 16, 2009

Page 6B
Church news continued

Continued from page 5B
The Scripture will be II
Kings 6:24-7;16. The memo-
ry verse will be John 5:24:
"He that heareth my word,
and believeth on him that
sent me, hath everlasting
Services are joyfully inter-
preted for the deaf.

First Baptist Church
SEBRING The congre-
gation of First Baptist,
Sebring has called Pastor
Rudy Fagan tq be their full-
time interim pastor as of
January 2009.
Fagan and his wife Florrie
previously served the church
from 1955-1963. He has also
been senior pastor at First
Baptist, Bradenton, and at
Delaney Street Baptist in
Fagan is the former chair-
man of the Florida Baptist
State Board of Missions, for-
mer president of the Florida
Baptist Convention, and
served for 20 years as the
president of the Stewardship
Commission of the Southern
Baptist Convention.

First Christian
AVON PARK Sunday's
sermon, "Love with a New
Love," will focus on the
command that Jesus gave in
John 13:34 and 35 "A new
command I give you: Love
one another. As I have loved
you, so you must love one
another. By this all men will
know that you are my disci-
ples, if you love one anoth-
er." At 6 p.m. The Good
Twins from Branson, Mo.,
will give a free concert. The
Good Twins will join for
morning worship also.
The Revelation Bible study
started last Wednesday with
Les Hardin teaching.
At 6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 25
Skook Wright, "Stepping Out
In Faith Ministry," will bless
members in concert.
Jan. 31, the ladies will
have their annual "Ladies
Birthday Party" at 1:30 pm.
If interested in attending or
planning this event, contact
the church office.
First Christian Church of
Avon Park is at 1016 W.
Camphor St. (behind the

Wachovia Bank). Call 453-
5334 or e-mail firstchris- The
church Web site is

First Christian
Church (Disciples of
SEBRING At the Lord's
Table this Sunday morning
will be Howard and Shirley
Lewis. Communion will be
served by Jayne Weldy,
Peggy Cousins, Vivian
Spencer and Marcia Rhoten.
Greeting the congregation
will be Paul and Sharon
Sunday morning, members
will be celebrating "Laity
Sunday" and many layyper-
sons from the congregation
will be taking part. The mes-
sage for the day will be
brought by Alice Wright.
Monday, is rehearsal for
the "Joyful Noise Bell Choir"
at 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Disciples Women
Service Day at 8 a.m.
Wednesday, "Our Journey"
support group meets at 10
a.m. Choir practice is at 6:30

Thursday, youth fellow-
ship-DOC Crew is at 7 p.m.

First Presbyterian
Church A. R. P.
Sunday, Pastor Bob
Johnson's sermon is entitled
"Freed by Death!" based on
Romans 7:1-6. Special music
will be provided by Dave
Morning fellowship begins
in the fellowship hall with
coffee, hot chocolate, hot tea
and cake. The adult Sunday
school class led by Tom
Christoph will continue its
study of Galatians, Chapter 2
(Paul begins preaching to the
Gentiles.) Sunday school
classes are available for all
On Monday, the church
office will be closed.
The Women's Ministries
will conduct the Week of
Prayer Jan. 19-21 beginning
with a continental breakfast
at 9:30 a.m. each day and the
program beginning at 10 a.m.
The Rev. A. J. Cool will be
the speaker each day with an

offering being taken for mis-
sions. Spiritual leader Celia
Antonson is in charge.
There will be no Bible
study on Wednesday. Choir
practice will be at 6:30 p.m.
On Thursday, the youth
group led by Dave and Rene
Blackmon will meet at 6 p.m.
for dinner with activities fol-
The church is at 215 E.
Circle St. (with two entrances
on LaGrande Street). Call

First Presbyterian
SEBRING "Rolled-Up
Sleeves" is the title of the
Sunday morning sermon
given by the Rev.,Darrell A.
Monday will be a joint
meeting of the session and
board of deacons at 6 p.m. in
the conference room.

First United
Methodist Church of
A.C. Bryant will give the ser-

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Places to Worship is a paid
advertisement in the News-Sun
that is published Friday and
Sunday. To find out more infot-'
mation on how to place a listing
in this directory, call the News-
Sun at 385-6155, 465-0426 or
452-1009, ext. 502.


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


- Christ Fellowship Church
(Assembly of God), 2935 New
Life Way. Bearing His Name;
Preaching His Doctrine; and
Awaiting His Coming. '"Worshiping
God in Spirit and in Truth." Sunday
School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship,
10 a.m.; Evening Worship, 6:30
p.m. Wednesday: Worship, 7 p.m.
Pastor Eugene Haas. Phone 471-
* Crossroads Community
Church, 114 South Central Ave.,
Avon Park, FL 33825. Phone: 453-
4453. Sunday School: 9:30 a.m.
Sunday Worship: 10:45 a.m. and 6
p.m. Sunday Children's Church:
10:45 a.m. Wednesday Adult Bible
Study and Youth/Royal Explorers,
7 p.m. Pastor: John E. Dumas.
* First Assembly of God, 4301
Kenilworth Blvd., Sebring, The Rev.
Wilmont McCrary, pastor. Sunday
School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship
and KIDS Church, 11 a.m.;
Evening Worship, 7 p.m.
Wednesday Family Night, (Adult
Bible Study), LIFE Youth Group,
Royal Rangers, Missionettes, 7:30
p.m. Phone 385-6431.


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

1000 Maxwell St., Avon Park, FL
33825. Sunday: Sunday School,
9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:45
a.m.; Evening Worship, 5 p.m.
Wednesday: Evening Service, 7
p.m.; Children/Youth/Young Adult
Ministries, 7 p.m. Rev. James
Weatherly, Pastor. Telephone: 453-
4256. Fax: 453-6986. E-mail: apfe/-
/owship@tnni net.
* First Baptist Church of Avon
Park, 100 N. Lake Ave., Avon Park.
Dr. Vernon Harkey, pastor; Jared
Hewitt, interim youth minister; and
Joy Loomis, interim music director.
Regular Sunday schedule: 8:30.
a.m. Orchestra rehearsal; 9 a.m.
Library open; 9:30 a.m. Sunday
School; 9:30 a.m. Library open; 11
a.m. Morning Worship; 11 a.m.
Children's Church; 4:30-5 p.m.
Youth activities; 6 p.m. Vesper
Service. Monday schedule: The
Gutter Service, 7 p.m. Tuesday
schedule: 8-10 a.m., basic comput-
er class/Sonshine House; 7-9 p.m.
conversational English, basic'com-
puter and citizenship
classes/Sonshine House. Regular
Wednesday schedule: 4:45 p.m.
Family Night Supper; 6 p.m. chil-
dren's choir rehearsals, youth
activities and prayer meeting; 6:30
p.m. adult choir rehearsal; 7 p.m.
children's mission groups.
Thursday schedule: 7-8:30 p.m.
adult reading and writing classes.
Nursery provided for all services,
except Sonshine House.
LifeGroups (Bible studies) are
offered on various days and times.
Call 453-6681 for details. The 24/7
prayer line is (863) 452-1957.
Primera Mision Bautista, 100 N.
Lake Ave., Avon Park. Johnattan
Solotero, Pastor. Regular Sunday
schedule: 9:30 a.m., Bible study;
11 a.m., Worship Service.
Wednesday schedule: 7 p.m., Bible
study. Friday schedule: 7 p.m.,
activities for adults, youth and chil-
* First Baptist Church of Lake
Josephine, 111. Lake Josephine
Drive, Sebring (just off U.S. 27 mid-
way between Sebring and Lake
Placid). Your place for family,
friends and faith. Sunday morning
worship service is 11 a.m. Nursery
is provided for both services with
Children's Church at 11 a.m. Life
changing Bible Study for all ages
starts at 9:45 a.m. Associate Pastor
Allen Altvater leads the youth in
their quest to become more like
Christ. Sunday night worship at 6
p.m. Wednesday Bible Study and
Prayer meeting at 7 p.m. along with
youth worship in the youth facility,
and missions training for all chil-
dren. Call the church at 655-1524.
* First Baptist Church of Lake
Placid, Knowing God's Heart and
Sharing God's Hope, 119 E. Royal
Palm Street. (2 blocks south of
Interlake Blvd) Lake Placid, FL
33852 (868) 465-3721, Email: Contemporary
9:00 a.m., Traditional Blended
10:45 a.m., Link Groups 9:00 a.m.
& 10:45 a..m., Sunday Evening
6:00 p.m., Wed. Evening Activities
for all 6:15 p.m.
* First Baptist Church of Lorida
located right on U.S. 98 in Lorida.
Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m.
for all ages. Sunday worship serv-
ices are at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.
Preschool care is provided at the
11 'a.m. worship service.
Wednesday evening (September to
May), a youth group meets at 6:20
p.m. and is for ages 3 through 12th
grade. Middle and high school
meet year-round. Also at 6:30 p.m.,
is a prayer service followed by
adult choir rehearsal First Lorida
is the "Place to discover God's
love." Jonathan Booher, Senior
Pastor, Toby Cribbs,
Youth/Children Ministries; Bus
rides to Sunday School and 11 a.m.

worship service are provided for
children grades first through adults
by calling 655-1878. For informa-
tion about the church or the min-
istries offered, call 655-1878.
* First Baptist Church, Sebring,
200 East Center Ave., Sebring, FL
33870. Telephone: 385-5154. A.R.
Fugan, interim pastor; Rev. David
Thomas, associate pastor music
and senior adults; Rev. Joe Delph,
minister of youth and activities.
Sunday School, 9:15 a.m.; Sunday
Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Sunday
Evening Worship, 6 p.m.
Wednesday night programs for
children, youth and adults from
5:30-7:30 p.m. Preschool and
Mother's Day Out for children age
6 weeks to 5 years old. Becky
Gotsch, director. Call 385-4704.
* Florida Avenue Baptist
Church, 401 S. Florida Ave., Avon
Park. Mailing address is 710 W.
Bell St., Avon Park, FL 33825.
Telephone, 453-5339. Rev. John D.
Girdley, pastor. Sunday School,
9:45 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 11
a.m.; 11 a.m. Children's Church;
Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m.
Wednesday night programs for
children, youth and adults at 7 p.m.
* Independent Baptist Church,
5704 County Road 17 South,
Sebring, FL 33876. Sunday
School, 9:30 a.m. Sunday worship,
10:30 a.m. Sunday evening, 6 p.m.
Wednesday service, 7 p.m.
Fundamental, soul-winning, mis-
sion-minded, King James Bible
Church. Dr. John Hankins, pastor.
Larry Ruse, youth pastor. Phone
655-1899. Bus transportation.
* Leisure Lakes Baptist Church,
808 Gardenia St., Lake Placid (just
off of Miller at the west end of Lake
June) "Where the old fashion
gospel is preached." Sunday
School begins at 9:45 a.m.;
Sunday Worship service at 11 a.m.;
Sunday Evening Service is at 6
p.m. Wednesday Prayer Meeting
and Bible Study at 7 p.m. Call the
church at 699-0671 for more infor-
* Maranatha Baptist Church
(GARBC), 35 Maranatha Blvd.,
Sebring, FL 33870 (A half mile east
of Highlands Avenue on Arbuckle
Creek Road.) Sunday School, 9
a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m.;
Evening Service, 6 p.m. Mid-week
service, Wednesday, 6 p.m. Daily
Prayer and Bible Study, 8 a.m.,
Hamman Hall. Pastor Gerald
Webber and Associate Pastor Stan
Mohr. Phone 382-4301.
a Parkway Free Will Baptist
Church, 3413 Sebring Parkway,
Sebring, FL 33870. Welcome to the
church where the "Son" always
shines. Sunday School, 10 a.m.;
Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday
Evening Worship, 6 p.m.; and
Wednesday Evening Worship, 7
p.m. End-of-the-Month-Sing at 6
p.m. on the last Sunday of each
mnonth.. The Rev. John D. Cave,
pastor. Church phone: 382-3552.
Home phone: 452-5868. Affiliated
With the National Association of
Free Will Baptists, Nashville, Tenn.
* Sparta Road Baptist Church,
(SBC) 4400 Sparta Road. Guest
speaker. Sunday school, 9:45 a.m.;
Sunday Morning Worship, 11 a.m.;
Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m.
Wednesday: Prayer/Bible Study, 7
p.m.; Choir practice, 6 p.m.
Nursery provided. For information,
call 382-0869.
* Southside Baptist Church
(GARBC), 379 S. Commerce Ave.,
Sebring. David C. Altman, Pastor;
Chuck Pausley, Youth Pastor;
Ralph 0. Bums, Assistant to the
Pastor. Sunday School for all ages,
9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship
Service, 10:45 a.m.; Evening
Worship, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday:
Awana kindergarten through fifth
grade, 6:30 p.m.; Youth Meeting for

Teens, 6:30 p.m. Adult Midweek
Prayer and Bible Study, 7 p.m. A
nursery for under age 3 is available
at all services. Provisions for hand-
icapped and hard-of-hearing.
Office phone, 385-0752.
* Sunridge Baptist Church,
(SBC) 3704 Valerie Blvd. (U.S. 27
and Valerie, across from Florida
Hospital), Sebring. Ed Howell, tran-
sitional pastor. Sunday School,
9;30 a.m.; Sunday Morning
Worship, 10:45 a.m.; and Sunday
Evening Service, 6 p.m.
Wednesday: Prayer, Bible Study,
and Youth, 6:30 p.m.Nursery pro-
vided. For information, call 382-
* Whispering Pines Baptist
Church, 303 White Pine Drive,
Sebring. Phone: 382-6265, Prayer
line, 385-6788. Pastor Steve
Trinkle. Sunday: Worship Services,
10:30. a.m. and 6:30 p.m.; Bible
study for all ages at 9 a.m.
Wednesday: Prayer Service, 6:30
p.m. Ministry opportunities for the
entire family through Worship,
Bible Study, Discipleship, Music,
Student and Children's Ministries,
Missions and Fellowship. Child
Development Center available for
ages 1-5 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 6


* Our Lady of Grace Catholic
Church, 595 East Main St., Avon
Park,, 453-4757. Father Nicholas
McLoughlin, pastor. Saturday Vigil
Mass is 4 p.m. in English and 7
p.m. in Spanish; 8 and 10:30 a.m.
in English and 6 p.m. Teen Mass.
Weekdays at 8 a.m. Confessions
are at 3:30 p.m. Saturday.
Religious Education Classes are 9-
10:20 a.m. Sunday for grades K
through 7th. Confirmation class is
at 7:15 p.m. Sunday.
* St. Catherine Catholic Church,
820 Hickory St., Sebring (mailing
address: Parish Office, 882 Bay
St., Sebring, FL 33870, 385-0049.
Rev. Jose Gonzalez, Pastor.
Masses Saturday Vigil: 4 p.m.
Sunday: 7:30, 9, abd 10:30 a.m.
and noon Spanish Mass.
Confessions: 3-3:45 p.m.
Saturday and 7:15-7:45 a.m. on
First Friday, or on request. Daily
Masses, 8 a.m. and noon Monday-
Friday. Enroll your students grades
K3 through second grade in
Catholic School. Faith Formation
Classes for grades kindergarten
through fifth, from 9-10:15 Sundays
in the Parish Hall. The Edge
Program rfor grades sixth through
eighth, from 6-7:30 p.m
Wednesdays in the Youth Center.
Life Teen for high school students
from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sundays in
the Youth Center. Adult Faith
Formation classes from 7-9 p.m.
Thursdays in the Youth Center.
Choir rehearsal from 7-9 p.m.
Wednesdays in church. Robert
Gillmore, Director of Music.
* St. James Catholic Church,
3380 Placidview Drive, Lake
Placid, 465-3245. Father Michael
J. Cannon. Mass schedule:
Summer (May 1 to Oct. 31) -
Saturday Vigil, 4 p.m.; Sunday 8
a.m. and 9:30 a.m.; Weekdays, 9
a.m. December thru Easter -
Saturday, 4 p.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m.,
9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.; Weekdays 9
a.m.; and Holy Days 8 a.m., 9:30
a.m. and 7 p.m., first Saturday at 9


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

Stephen Bishop, pastor. Sunday:
Bible classes, 9 a.m.; Worship
Celebration with the Lord's Supper
each week 10:15 a.m. Youth
Church with Martha Crosbie, direc-
tor at 10:40 a.m. Sophia Bishop,
secretary; Thelma Hall, organist;
and Pat Hjort, pianist. Wednesday:
Praise and Prayer, 6:30 p.m.;
"Building God's Kingdom for
Everyone." "Jesus Christ, the Way,
Truth and Life!" "Alive and Worth
the Drive!"
* Sebring Christian" Church,
4514 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL
33872. Tod Schwingel,. Preacher;
David Etherton, Youth Pastor.
Sunday Worship, 9:30 a.m.;
Sunday School, 11 a.m.; Sunday
Youth Service, 6 p:m; Wednesday
night meals, 5 p.m.; and
Wednesday Bible Study, 6 p.m.
Phone 382-6676.
* First Christian Church,'1016
W. Camphor St., Avon Park, FL
33825. "Where truth is taught and
love abounds. "Greg Ratliff, Senior
Minister; Tammy Johns, Secretary
and Children's Director; Bart
Culpepper, Youth Director; Jon
Carter, Music Director. Bible
School 9 a.m.; Worship 10 a.m.;
Bible Study, 6 p.m.; Wednesday
Choir Practice & Children's
Classes, 5:15 p.m.; Study Groups
for all ages and Children's Choir,
6:15 p.m. Nursery provided for all
* First Christian Church
(Disciples of Christ), 510
Poinsettia Avenue, (corner of
Poinsettia and Eucalyptus),
Sebring, FL 33870. Phone: 385-
0358 or 385-3435. The Rev.
Ronald Norton, Pastor; Sunday
School, 9 a.m.; Praise Breakfast,
10 a..m., Morning Worship, 10:30
a.m.; Children's Church, 10:30 a.m.
Thursday, Praise and Worship,
6:45 p.m. Youth Fellowship, 7:15
p.m.; Midweek Bible Study, 7:15


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


* Christian Science Church, 146
N. Franklin St. Sunday: 10:30 a.m.
Morning Worship and Sunday
School. Testimonial meetings at 5
p.m. each second and fourth
Wednesday. A free public Reading
Room, located at the church, is
open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Thursday. The Bible and the
Christian Science textbook,
"Science and Health with Key to
the Scriptures" by Mary Baker
Eddy are our only preachers. All
are welcome to come and partake
of the comfort, guidance, support
and healing found in the lesson-


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

* Lorida Church of the Brethren
332 Palms Estates Road, Lorida
(three blocks south of U.S. 98)
Mailing address is P.O. Box 149,
Lorida, FL 33857. Phone 655-
1466. Sunday School classes for
children, youth and adults at 9:30
a.m. Christian worship at 10:30
a.m. Pastor, Rev. Jim Baker.


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


* Church of the Nazarene of
Sebring, 420 Pine St., Sebring.
Sunday: Sunday School begins at
9:45 a.m. for all ages; Morning'
Worship at 10:45 a.m.; Service at 6
p.m. Wednesday evening service.
at 7 p.m. with special services for
children, youth and adults. Special
services once a month for seniors'
(Prime Timers), and young adults'
and families. Call for details at 385-
0400. Pastor Emmett Garrison.
* First Church of the Nazarene'
of Avon Park, P.O. Box 1118.,'
Avon Park,,FL 33825-1118. 707 W.
Main St. Randall 'Rupert, Pastor.
Sunday: Sunday school begins at
9:45 a.m. for all ages; morning wor-
ship at 10:45 a.m.; and evening,
service at, 6 p.m. Wednesday
evening service is at 7 p.m. with
special services for children and
adults. Special services once a
month for seniors (Prime Time) and
Ladies ministries. If you need any
more information, call 453-4851.
* First Church of the Nazarene
of Lake Placid, 512 W. Interlake
Blvd., Lake Placid, FL 33852.
Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; Morning
worship, 10:45 a.m.; Evening serv-
ice, 6 p.m. Wednesday evening, 7
p.m. Classes for adult children and
youth. Call 465-6916. Pastor Tim


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

mon "The True Light" with
Scripture reading from John
Wednesday morning Bible
study and the evening dinner
and study with the pastor
having resumed.
Teachers Power Hour will
be held for all Sunday school I
teachers from 9:30-10:30
a.m. Saturday.
Visit the Web page at for'
more church information or
call the church office at 385-

Heartland Christian

SEBRING At the Praise
and Worship Service on
Sunday, The Heartland
Singers will sing "Wonderful,
Merciful Savior." A sextet
consisting of Dorothy
Newton, Marlene Groeveld,
Ruth Rayburn, Mina West,
Karla Morrissette and Flossi
Moore will sing "Holy is
He." Pat West will also sing
the special hymn "It Took a

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Pastor Ted Moore's sermon this
week will be "Barnabas" with
Scripture from the book of Acts
The church is at 2705 Alternate
Route 17 South in Sebring (behind
Publix). Look for the lighthouse.

Memorial United
Methodist Church
Pareti will preach on the subject
"Come and See," using the text
from John's Gospel 1:43-51 at the
Heritage Worship Service and
Celebration Worship Service.
Claude Burnett, pastoral assistant,
will begin a sermon series entitled
"Castaways" at the contemporary
New Song Service in Rob Reynolds
Randy Estelle, international con-
cert pianist and vocalist, in concert

at 3 p.m. A freewill offering will be
Youth Group meets in the
Lighthouse at 5 p.m. Bible fellow-
ship, under, the direction of Pareti,
will meet in the chapel at 6 p.m.
The study is in Matthew's .gospel.
Monday, the Wisdom Seekers
Book Club will meet in the Ladies"
Bible Class at 6:30 p.m.
At 9 a.m. Wednesday, the Young
at Heart Craft Class will meet in the
The church is at 500 Kent Ave.
Call 465-2422.

Parkway Free Will
Baptist Church

SEBRING The Scripture for
the 10 a.m. Sunday Bible lesson,
"Commitment in Leadership,"
comes from the third chapter of
Joshua. The Rev. Jim Talbert from
Free Will Baptist Home Missions

Church news continued



The Episcopal Church of the
Redeemer.Service times are 8:30
and 10 a.m. with Holy Communion
and blended music at each service.
Coffee hour following services.
Babysitting available. Newcomers
welcome. Rector is the Rev. Joyce
Holmes. Call 453-5664 or e-mail
redeemer1895@aol com Web site: The church is
at 839 Howe's Way, Avon Park
(two miles north of Sun 'N Lake
Boulevard, across from Wells
St. Agnes Episcopal Church,
3840 Lakeview Drive, Sebring, FL
33870. Sunday Services: Holy
Eucharist Rite I 7:45 a.m., Holy
Eucharist Rite II 10 a.m. Midweek
service on Wednesday at 6 p.m.
Sunday School for all ages at 9
a.m. The nursery is open 8:45 a.m.
until 15 minutes after the 10 a.m.
service ends. Wednesday: Adult
Bible study, 9:30 a.m. Visitors are
always welcome. The Rev. Jim
Kurtz, rector. Church office 385-
7649, for more information.
St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal
Church, 43 Lake June Road, Lake
Placid, FL 33852. Phone: 465-
0051. Rev. Elizabeth L. Myers,
Rector. Sunday Worship, .8 a.m.,
10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesday
evening: Holy Communion with
Healing Service, 6:15 p.m. Child
care available at the 8 a.m. and
S 10:30 a.m. Sunday service. Come
and join us.


Grace Brethren Church, 3626
Thunderbird Road, (863) 835-
0869. Dr. Randall. Smith, Senior
Pastor, Rev. David Ogden,
Associate Pastor, Matt Wheelock,
Assistant to the Pastor, and Aaron
Michaud, Youth Director. "Kid City"
Children's Ministries: 9 a.m.-12
noon, First Service: 9 a.m.-10:15
a.m., Drinks, Donuts and
Fellowship: 10:15 a.m.-10:45 a.m.,
Second Service: 10:45 a.m.-12
noon. Sunday Evening Service: 6
p.m.-7 p.m., Wednesday Evening
Service: 7 p.m.-8 p.m. "Crave"
Youth Doings, Christian Life:
Application, Bible Study and
Prayer, and "Kid City" Children's
Activities. "Kid City" Pre-School/
Day Care: Nursery Age Through
5th Grade. Monday-Friday: 7 a.m.-
6 p.m. (By Registration Call: 385-


Spirit of Life Ministries
International, an interdenomina-
tional full-gospel ministry, 4011
U.S. 27 South, Sebring, across
from the Sebring Diner and behind
Sonshine Medical and Surgical
Supplies. Pastors, Jim and Helen
Todd. Phone: 382-2143. Sunday
service, 10 a.m. and 7 p.m.
Wednesdays at 7 p.m. Thrift shop
open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday-Friday and 10 a.m. to 3
p.m. Saturday. Clean, usable dona-
tions accepted for thrift shop. Visit
our Web site:
www.spirtof/ffeintlorg. 'Where the
future is as bright as the promises
of God."
World Harvest and Restoration
Ministries, (non-denominational)
2200 N. Avon Blvd., Avon Park, FL
33825. Phone: 452-9777 or 453-
3771. Sunday service: Sunday
School, 10 a.m. and worship, 11
a.m. Wednesday services: 7 p.m.
prayer meeting/Bible study. Pastor:
W.H. Rogers.


Temple Israel of Highlands
County, 1305 Temple Israel Drive,
Sebring, FL 33870. Shabbat servic-
es held on Nov. 7, 21 and 28 at
7:30 p.m. All are welcome! Torah
Study at 10 a.m. Nov. 8, 22, 29.
Havdalah services and dinner at 6
p.m. Nov. 8, 22, 29. Silent auc-
tion/Past Presidents Gala at 1 p.m.

Nov. 2. Open to anyone who cares
to attend. Summer hours may vary.
For further information, call the
Temple office at 382-7744.


* Atonement Lutheran Church
(ELCA), 1178 S.E. Lakeview.
Drive., Sebring. The Rev. Felice A.
Johnson, pastor. Jim Helwig,
organist/choir director. Holy
Eucharist at 9:30 a.m.; Parish Choir
at 6:45 p.m. Wednesdays; and
Mary/Martha Circle meets at noon
first Tuesday for lunch. Phone 385-
* Christ Lutheran Church Avon
Park, 1320 County Road 64, 1/2
mile east of Avon Park High
School. Sunday Divine Worship is
at 10 a.m. Holy Communion is cel-
ebrated every week with traditional
Lutheran Liturgy, hymns and songs
of praise. Fellowship time with cof-
fee and refreshments follows wor-
ship. Come worship and fellowship
with us. For information, call Pastor
Scott McLean at 471-2663 or see
c h r / s t
lutheranavonpark. org.
* Faith Lutheran Church -
LCMS, 2740 Lakeview Drive,
Sebring. Church phone: 385-7848,
Faith's Closet phone: 385-2782.
Gary Kindle, Pastor; Lea Ann
Curry, Parish Nurse. Worship serv-
ices: 8 a.m. Sunday; Sunday
School for children and adult Bible
classes is 9:15 a.m.; and Praise
worship service, 10:30 a.m.
Sunday. Communion is served the
first and third and fifth Sunday of
the month. Sunday worship service
is broadcast on WITS 1340 AM at 8
a.m. each Sunday. Educational
opportunities include weekly adult
Bible studies. Special worship serv-
ices are on Thanksgiving Eve,
Christmas Eve, New Year's Eve
and Easter. Midweek services are,
during Advent and Lent. Faith's
Closet Resale Shop is open to the
community from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Tuesday through Friday and 9 a.m.
to noon Saturday. The Closet is
closed Mondays. All are warmly
welcome in the family of faith.
* Good Shepherd Lutheran
Church (AALC) American
Association of Lutheran
Churches, 4348 Schumacher
Road, Sebring, one mile west of
Wal-Mart. James Weed, pastor.
Worship Service, 10:30 a.m.
Sunday. Bible Study, 9 a.m.
Nursery provided. Social activities:
Choir, Missions, Evangelism.
Phone 385-1163.
* New Life Evangelical Lutheran
Church, 3725 Hammock Road, a
Congregatidn of the Evangelical
Lutheran Synod (ELS) in fellowship
with the Wisconsin Evangelical
Lutheran Synod (WELS). Sunday
Worship at 10 a.m.; Bible Study, 9
a.m. For more information, call
Pastor Brian Klebig at 385-2293.
* Resurrection Lutheran Church
- ELCA, 324 E. Main St., Avon
Park. Pastor: Rev. John C.
Grodzinski. Holy Eucharist, 8 a.m.
and 10:30 a.m. Sunday; Sunday
School (adult and youth, 9:15 a.m.
Sunday. Coffee and fellowship hour
follow the service. Midweek
Frangrance Free Wednesday wor-
ship, (year round) 7 p.m. Office
phone number is 453-6858.
* Trinity Lutheran Church -
LCMS, 25 Lakeview St., Lake
Placid, FL 33852; 465-5253. The
Rev. Richard A. Norris, pastor; and
Noel Johnson, youth and family life.
Worship schedule for December
through Easter: Worship service 8
and 11 a.m.; Communion services,
first and third Sundays; (Children's
Church, 11 a.m. only); and
Education Hour, 9:30 a.m. Worship
schedule for summer through fall:
Worship service, 9 a.m.;
Communion services, first and third
Sundays; Education Hour 10:30
a.m. Additional services: Lent and
Advent season, 6 p.m.; Maundy
Thursday and Good Friday, 7 p.m.;
Easter Sunday, 7 and 10 a.m.;
Christmas Eve, 7 p.m.; Christmas
Day, 10 a.m.; Thanksgiving Eve,
Wednesday, 7 p.m. Fellowship
activities: Youth Group, Senior
Citizens, Younger Side Adults,

Ladies Missionary League, Ladies
Guild, Small group studies as
scheduled. Music: Choir and hand
chimes. Trinity Tots Preschool (3-5
years old): 8:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Monday through Friday. License:
C14H10020: Susan Norris, direc-
Visit us online at: www.vchurches.


* Bible Fellowship Church, 3750
Hammock Road, Sebring, FL.
33872. Sunday: First Worship serv-
ice and Sunday school, 9 a.m.;
Second Worship service and
Sunday school, 10:45 a.m. A nurs-
ery is provided for children up to 2
years old. Evening: Junior and
Senior Youth, 6 p.m. and evening
service, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday:
Youth, 5-8 p.m. Children (3 years to
fifth grade), 5:50-7:30 p.m. Adult
classes, 6:30 p.m.; Prayer time,
6:30 p.m. Dr. Eugene Bengtson,
pastor; Todd Patterson, associate
pastor. Church office 385-1024.
* Calvary Church, 1825
Hammock Road, Sebring, FL
33872; 386-4900. An independent
community church. Sunday morn-
ing worship, 9:45 a.m.; Sunday
School, 11 a.m.; Wednesday Bible
studies, 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.
Pastor Lester Osbeck. A small
friendly church waiting for your
* Christian Training Ministries
Inc., on Sebring Parkway. Enter off
County Road 17 on Simpson
Avenue. Sunday service is at 10
a.m.; Wednesday Bible study at 7
p.m. A nursery and children's
church are provided. The church is
part of Christian International
Ministries Network, a full gospel,
non-denominational ministry. Linda
M. Downing, minister: Phone, 314-
Casey L. Downing, associate min-
ister: Phone, 385-8171, caseydown Web site is
www. christantra/nngminlstriesnet
* Grace Bible Church, 4541
Thunderbird Road, (second church
on left) Sebring, FL 33872. Phone,
382-1085. Andrew Katsanis, senior
pastor. Saturday Worship, 6:30
Sunday, 8:30 a.m., 10 a.m. (ASL),
11:30 a.m. Tuesday 6 p.m. Grace
Bible Academy Adult Investigating
Truth; first and third Tuesday,:
Prayer Gathering, 7:15 p.m.;
Wednesday, Children's & Youth
Programs, 6 p.m.; Wednesday,
8:30 p.m., College Ministry.
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* Highlands Community Church
is meeting at the Community
Christian Church at 3005 New Life
Way. Highlands Community
Church features a casual contem-
porary church. Our Celebration
Service is at 10 AM and includes a
quality nursery and Kid's world for
ages through elementary age.
Church phone is 471-1236, or
Pastor Bruce Linhart's cell is 402-
1684. Web site: highlandscommu-
nitycom e-mail: pastorc@highland-
* Iglesia Cristo Te Ama Outreach
Community Church, 1900 State
Road 64 West, Avon Park, FL
33825. Sunday Bible study, 10 a.m.
Domingo Estudio Biblico 10 a.m.
Sunday Worship, 11 a.m. Domingo
Adoracion, 11 a.m. Sunday night
miracle healing service, 7:30 p.m.
Domingo noche servicio de mila-
gros y sanidad, 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday Bible service and
prayer, 7:30 p.m. Miercoles estudio
Biblico y oracion, 7:30 p.m. Come
visit us and experience the power
of the word of Jesus Christ in salva-
tion, deliverance, miracle and heal-
ing. It is bilingual. Pastor Candi
Garcia, 471-6893.
* Unity Life Enrichment Centre,
new location, 10417 Orange
Blossom Bijd. S., Sebring, FL
33875; 471-1122; e-mail Web site, 10:30 a.m.
Sunday Celebration Service,
Nursery and Children's Church.
Weekly Classes, Christian

Bookstore ahd Cafe, Prayer
Ministry, Life Enrichment Groups.
Rev. Andrew C. Conyer, senior
minister transforming lives from
ordinary to extraordinary.
* Visions Christian Community
Church, 105 Jim Rodgers Ave.,
Avon Park (in the historical build-
ing). Pastor is Alvin Conner.
Sunday worship, 11:15 a.m.
Wednesday Youth Cultural Arts
Ministry, 5:30 p.m.; Youth Bible
Study, 7 p.m.; and Adult Bible.
Study, 7 p.m. Holy Communion is
first Sunday of each month. Youth
ministry is fourth Sunday. Women's
Ministry is fifth Sunday. "Where
there is no vision my people per-
* The Way Church, 1005 N.
Ridgewood Drive, Sebring. Sunday
school and worship service at 9
a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Youth activi-
ties, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays. The
Way is a church family who gathers
for contemporary worship, teaching
of God's Word, prayer and fellow-
ship. Come early and stay after for
fellowship time. Child care and chil-
dren's church are provided.
Reinhold Buxbaum is pastor. The
Way A place for you. Office
Phone:471-6140, Church Cell
Phone:381-6190. Email: theway Web site:


* Covenant Presbyterian Church
(PCA), 4500 Sun 'N Lake Blvd.,
Sebring, 33872-2113. A
Congregation of the Presbyterian
Church in America. Worship servic-
es: Sunday morning worship, infor-
mal, 8 a.m.; regular, 10:30 a.m.
Sunday School, 9:15 a.m.; Sunday
evening, 6:30 p.m.; Wednesday
evening Prayer Meeting, 6 p.m.;
Youth Group and Kids Quest, 5:30-
7 p.m.; choir practice, 7:15 p.m.
Phone: 385-3234; Fax: 385-2759;
e-mail:, Web
site: Rev. W.
Darrell Arnold, pastor. Office hours:
8:30-11:30 a.m. Monday through
* First Presbyterian Church
ARP, 215 E. Circle St., (two
entrances on LaGrande), Avon
Park, FL 33825. Phone: 453-3242.
The Rev. Robert Johnson is the
pastor. Fellowship time, 9 a.m.;
Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Adult
Bible Study, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday
Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Children's
Church, 10:45 a.m.; and Women's
Bible Study, 6:30 p.m. Other week-
ly activities: Wednesday Prayer,
9:30 a.m.; Pastor's Bible study,
10:30 a.m.; First Wednesday lunch,
11:30 a.m.; Circles: Second
Tuesday, 1 and 7:30 p.m. and sec-
ond Wednesday, 1 p.m.; Potluck
dinner, 6 p.m. third Wednesday;
and choir practice, 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday. Be a part of a warm,
caring church family with traditional
services, following biblical truth.
* First Presbyterian Church,
ARP, 319 Poinsettia Ave., Sebring,
FL 33870. 385-0107. Sunday
School, all ages, 9:30 a.m.;
Worship Service, 11 a.m.; Tuesday:
"KFC" Kids for Christ Youth Group,
3:15-4:15 p.m.; Senior High Youth
Group, 6:30-8:15 p.m. Wednesday:
Adult Bible Study, 10:30 a.m.; choir
rehearsal, 5:30 p.m. Nursery avail-
able for Sunday worship. Call the,
church office for more information
and other classes. Rev. Darrell A.
Peer, pastor. Richard Hart, director
of youth ministry.
* First Presbyterian Church,
ARP 118 North Oak Ave., Lake
Placid, 465-2742. E-mail: The Rev. Ray
Cameron, senior pastor; the Rev.
Drew Severance, associate pastor.
Sunday morning worship is at 8:30
and 11 a.m.; and contemporary
worship is at 10:45 a.m. in
Friendship Hall. A variety of Sunday
school classes for adults and chil-
dren are at 9:30 a.m. Call the
church office for more information
about the classes offered. Nursery
is provided for babies and toddlers;
while young children up to second
grade have a special Children's
Church offered during the worship

service to help them grow in their
spiritual knowledge.
* Spring Lake Presbyterian
Church (USA), 5887 U.S. 98,
Sebring, FL 33876. Sunday School,
9 a.m.; Worship Service, 10 a.m.:
Session meets at 6:30 p.m. the
second Thursday of the month,
September through June. Board of
Deacon's meet at 5:30 p.m. first
Monday of the month. Choir
rehearses at 7 p.m. each
Wednesday, September through
April. Presbyterian Women meet at
10 a.m. the third Thursday of the
month. Pastor: The Rev. Kathryn
Treadway. Organist: Richard
Wedig. Choir Director: Suzan
Wedig. Church phone, 655-0713;
e-mail, springlakepc@embarq-
mail corn, Web site,


* Avon Park Seventh-day
Adventist Church, 1410 West
Avon Blvd., Avon Park. Phone:
453-6641 or e-mail: avonparks-
da, Saturday
early morning worship service is at
8:30 a.m..; Saturday, Sabbath
School, 9:30 a.m Saturday.;
Vespers at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
Wednesday prayer meeting 7 p.m.
Church Service 10:45 a.m.
Saturday. Community Service
hours on Tuesday and Thursday is
from 9:00 a.m. till Noon. Senior
Pastor Paul Boling; and Associate
Pastor Kameron DeVasher. Walker
Memorial Academy Christian
School offering education for
kindergarten through 12th grades.
.ALL ARE WELCOME. Website is
* Sebring Seventh-Day
Adventist Church, 2106 N. State
Road 17, Sebring; 385-2438.
Worship Services: 9:15 a.m.
Worship hour, 11 a.m. Prayer meet-
ing, Tuesday, 7:15 p.m.
Community service: every Monday
9-11 a.m. Health Seminar with Dr.
Seralde, every Friday, 10:00 a.m.
Pastor Amado Luzbet.

with Rich Heilig, youth director.
The 11:00 a.m. Sunday worship
service is broadcast over WITS
1340 on AM dial. There is a nursery
available at all services.
* First United Methodist Church,
200 South Lake Avenue, Avon
Park, FL 33825. (863) 453-3759,
Reverend Gary Pendrak, Pastor,
Summer Schedule, Sunday School
- 9:00 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m.
* Memorial United Methodist
Church, 500 Kent Ave., (overlook-
ing lake Clay) Lake Placid, FL,
33852. The Rev. Douglas S. Pareti,
senior pastor. Claude H.L. Bumett,
pastoral assistant. Sunday sched-
ule: Heritage worship service at
8:30 a.m.; Sunday Bible classes for
all ages at 9:30 a.m.; Celebration
worship service at 10:45 a.m.; New
Song 'worship service at 10:45
a.m.; Youth fellowship for 6th
through 12th graders at 5 p.m.;
Loving nursery care provided every
Sunday morning. Bible fellowship
class 6:00 p.m. We offer Christ-
centered Sunday school classes,
youth programs, Bible studies,
book studies and Christian fellow-
ship. We are a congregation that
want to know Christ and make Him
known. Call the church office at
465-2422 or check out our church
Web site at
* St. John United Methodist
Church, 3214 Grand Prix Drive,
Sebring, FL 33872. The Rev.
Ronald De Genaro Jr., Pastor.
Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday
Morning Worship, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m.
and 11 a.m. Life Connections
meets at 5:30 p.m. each
Wednesday in the fellowship hall
from September to May for dinner
and age appropriate studies.
Nursery provided for all services.
Phone 382-1736. www.stjohnse-
* Spring Lake United Methodist
Church, 8170 Cozumel Lane,
(Hwy 98) Sebring. The Rev. Clyde
Weaver Jr., Pastor. Worship serv-
ice starts at 9:55 a.m. Bible Study
meets at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday.
Choir Practice at 4:00 p.m. on
Thursday. Church office phone:


* The Church of Jesus Christ of
Latter Day Saints, 3235 Grand
Prix Drive, Sebring, FL 33870.
Phone: 382-9092. Dale Bargar,
bishop; Butler Tyler, first counselor;
and James Parker, second coun-
selor. Family History Center: 382-
1822. Sunday services: Sacrament
meeting, 10-11:10 a.m.; Gospel
Doctrine, 11:20 a.m. to noon; and
Priesthood/Relief Society, 12:10-1
p.m. Youth activities from 7-8:20
p.m. Wednesday: 11-year-old
Scouts, 7-8:20 p.m. first and third
Wednesday; and activity days for
8-11 year old girls from 7-8:20 p.m.
second and fourth Wednesday.


* The Salvation Army Center
for Worship. Sunday: Sunday
School, 9:45 a.m.; Holiness meet-
ing, 11 a.m.; and Praise meeting
and lunch, noon. Tuesday: Prayer,
6:30 p.m.; and Women's Ministries,
7 p.m. Wednesday: Youth
Ministries, 5 p.m. Every fourth
Thursday is Men's Fellowship, 6:30
p.m. All meetings are at 120 N.
Ridgewood Ave., Sebring. For
more information, visit the Web site or
call Captain Mary Holmes'at 385-
7548, ext. 110.


* First United Methodist Church,
105 S. Pine St., Sebring, FL 33870.
The Rev. A.C. Bryant, pastor.
Traditional Worship Service at 8:15
and 10:55 a.m. in the sanctuary,
Contemporary Worship in the FLC
at 9:40 a.m. Sunday School at 9:40
and 10:50 a.m. for all ages, Youth
Fellowship at 5:30 p.m. Sundays

* Emmanuel United Church of
Christ, 3115 Hope Street, Sebring,
FL 33875. Sunday worship, 9:30
a.m. Children's Christian
Education, 9:30 a.m. Everyone is
welcome at Emmanuel. We are
located 1.7 miles west of U.S. 27
on Hammock Road. For more infor-
mation, call the church office at
471-1999 or e-mail to eucc@stra- or check our website
sebringemmanuelucc. com.


* Union Congregational Church,
106 N. Butler Ave., Avon Park, FL
33825; 453-3345. Pastor: The Rev.
Bill Breylinger. Sunday services are
at 7:45 a.m. at the Historic Church,
and 10:45 a.m. at Millennium
Church, Sunday School 9 a.m.,
Sunday worship at 5 p.m. Bible
study: 5 p.m. Wednesday crosstalk
& family life ministry solid grounds
with Tiger Gullet at 6 p.m.,
Wednesday Youth Worship 5:30
p.m. at the rock. Saturday church
with Pastor Tiger Gullet at
Millennium Church 6 p.m. Visit us
at our Web
site: www


'* Heartland Vineyard, 2523 U.S.
27 South, (just past the Wild Turkey
Tavern) Avon Park. Contemporary
Worship is at 9:30 a.m. Sunday.
Children's Church and
Preschool/Nursery provided
Sunday. Pastor, Gerry Woltman.
Telephone: 453-9800. Casual, con-
temporary and Christ-centered.

will bring the morning message.
On Saturday at 9:30 a.m.,
Parkway will host the Citrus
Association of Free Will Baptists.

Placid Lakes Baptist
morning Pastor Darryl George will
preach on "Moving from Self-
Centered to Christ-Centered!"
The church is at the corner of
Washington and Kemper avenues in
Placid Lakes. For more information,
call 465-5126 from 8 a.m. to noon
Monday through Thursday or e-mail

Resurrection Lutheran

AVON PARK On the Second
Sunday of Epiphany, the pastor's
sermon will be based on the first
chapter of John. At the early serv-

ice, Dick Long will be the
Communion assistant, the lector
will be Pat Kenney, and the acolyte
will be Marcus McGinnis.
At the mid-morning service, the
worship assistant will be Jerry Butt,
the Communion assistant will be
Nancy Trella, the lector will be
Jerry Butt, and the acolyte will be
Caleb McGinnis. Coffee and fellow-
ship follows in Burke Hall.
The Busy Bodies will meet in
Burke Hall on Monday at 9 a.m.,
the Prayer Shawl Ministry meets at
1 p.m. on Tuesday. The Midweek
Fragrance-Free service begins at 7
p.m. Wednesday and Bethel Series
continues at 2 p.m. on Thursday,
followed by choir practice at 3:45.

Sebring Church of the
SEBRING At the Sunday wor-
ship service, Pastor Keith Simmons

will be preaching "Unity in Christ."
The Scripture will be from
Ephesians 4:1-7.
Sunday school will be led by the
Rev. Wendell Bohrer and will meet
in the Fidelis Room. They will be
studying "Seek the Lord." They will
also be looking at Isaiah 55:1-3 and

Southside Baptist

SEBRING In the mid-morning
worship service Sunday, the Rev.
David Altman will speak on "The
Invitation" from the MattheW, a
Royal Gospel series. Children's
church and a nursery are available.
He will continue in the series with a
message titled "Trick Question" in
the evening.
Monday at 1 p.m. Women for
Missions will meet. Wednesday

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Patch to speak at

Mission Weekend at

Church of Nazarene

Special to the News-Sun
Randall Rupert and the
Church of the Nazarene in
Avon Park invites the public
to a Mission Weekend
beginning with a banquet at
5 p.m. Saturday. The Rev.
Bill Patch will be the guest
speaker. While the Rev.
Patch addresses the adults
Sunday morning, his wife
Gail will speak to the chil-
Bill and Gail Patch are
global missionaries for the
Church of the Nazarene.
Bill served 24 years as
president of Korea Nazarene
Theological College (now
Korea Nazarene University)
in Cheonan, Korea.
Gail Patch is currently a
full-time professor at Korea
Nazarene University, where
she has been teaching
English for the past 33

The Korean Nazarene
Church has matured to the
point where they no longer
need assigned missionaries.
Dr. Im, Seungan was elected
president of KNU at the end
of 2005. Bill and Gail con-
tinue to serve in or from
Korea. Bill's current assign-
ment is working with the
other Nazarene Institutions
in the Asia-Pacific region to
try to assist them in their
Bill received his bache-
lor's degree from Eastern
Nazarene College in
Wollaston, Mass. He
received a master's degree
from St. Louis University
and a master's degree from
the University of Rochester.
Eastern Nazarene College
conferred the honorary doc-
tor of divinity upon him in

Courtesy photo
The Rev. Bill Patch will be the guest speaker at Church of
the Nazarene in Avon Park during the church's Mission
Weekend. He and his wife served as missionaries in
Korea for the Church of the Nazarene.

Gail has a bachelor's
degree in English literature
from Eastern Nazarene
College and a master's
degree in English
Linguistics from Hosea
University in Asan, South
Prior to their missionary
appointment, Bill served as

an assistant pastor in
Virginia and as a guidance
counselor in New York and
Virginia. Gail taught high
school English during that
The church is at 707 W
Main Street in Avon Park.
Call 453-4851 for more

Nashville artists to perform at St.

John United Methodist Church

Special to the News-Sun
SEBRING At 7 p.m. Saturday,
pianist Derrick Lee and the Rev.
Lawrence David Thomison, baritone,
will present a gospel program as part
of the concert series at St. John United
Methodist Church.
Both men have spent many years in
Nashville, Tenn., performing concerts
and in such programs as the Bobby
Jones Gospel Hour and Bill Gaither's
Jubilee and Praise Gathering for televi-
sion. Invite your family and friends to
this free concert, which will have a
freewill offering received to defray
their expenses.
Lee, a Grammy nominated per-
former, has been extremely active in
recordings with other musicians such
as Aretha Franklin, Dolly Parton,


Johnny Cash, Brend
Nashville Symphony, a
His musical training w
Fisk University, Nashvill
School of Music, Ober
composes and arranges
and has worked on a var

and television programs. His love of
music and performing have taken him
around the world.
Thomison's recording career has met
with critical acclaim and has received
Grammy and Dove award nominations.
He has used his talents to minister in a
variety of ways through prison min-
istries, churches, and other venues
throughout the United States and
Thomison around the world. A backup singer for
New Kids on the Block, the role of the
la Lee, the preacher in "Big River" and the Wizard
nd Thomison. in the Broadway musical "The Wiz"
as received at are some of his other professional
le. and Oberlin achievements. As an ordained minister,

rlin, Ohio. He
gospel songs
riety of movies

selor at

serves as a decision coun-
The Temple Church in


Game Night begins
with potluck supper
United Methodist Church
will host a Game Night
tonight. A potluck will be
added at 6 p.m. with the
games starting around 7 p.m.
Bring a dish to share and
enjoy a night of food, fun,
and fellowship. All are wel-

Spring Lake church
has garage sale
SEBRING Spring Lake
United Methodist Church,
8170 Cozumel Lane (off
U.S. 98), will have its annu-
al garage sale from 8 a.m. to
2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24.
There will also be a bake
sale and beef pasties for
Breakfast and lunch will
be served.

Concert pianist at
Memorial United
Methodist Church
Estelle, concert pianist and
vocalist, will appear in con-
cert at the Memorial United
Methodist Church in Lake
Placid at 3 p.m. Sunday. The
public is invited. There is no

admission charge. A free will
offering for this ministry
will be received.
His credits include 11 solo
recordings, more than 120
personal appearances yearly,
producer honors on numer-
ous CD projects for other
artists and an extensive
background in praise and
worship ministry. Estelle is
considered one of Christian
music's premiere innovators
in the areas of jazz, blues,
and other eclectic styles.
Humor-filled, dynamic,
power-packed, anointed and
uplifting are all words used
to describe this concert
experience. Call 465-2422.
The church is at 500 Kent

Sharon Johnson
speaks at Women's
SEBRING Eclectic and
humorous, Sharon Johnson
holds her audience's atten-
tion while speaking barp-
footed and sharing her sword
collection. She'll be speak-
ing at the Women's Retreat
on Jan. 24 at Covenant
Presbyterian Church on Sun
'N Lakes Blvd. from 9:30
a.m. to 2 p.m. on "War and
Peace Becoming
Submissive Soldiers -

Church news continued
Continued from page 7B
evening the AWANA Clubs and youth
group meet and adult Bible study and
prayer meeting begins.
The church is at 379 S. Commerce
Ave. For information call 385-0752 or

Spring Lake United
Methodist Church
SEBRING Spring Lake United
Methodist Church is at 8170 Cozumel
Lane. The Rev. Clyde Weaver's sermon
is "Don't Be Led Away."
This is Officer Installation Sunday.
Potluck following the service.

The Way Church
SEBRING Pastor Reinhold

Reflections From 1 Peter."
All women are invited to
this free retreat, which will
have a free will offering
received. Continental break-
fast and lunch will be
served. Register for the
retreat by signing up in the
lobby of the church or by
calling the church at 385-
3234 by Thursday, Jan. 22.

Yard sale will
benefit youth group
sale to benefit the youth
group of First Baptist
Church of Lake Placid, 119
E. Royal Palm St., will be
held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Saturday,/Jan. 24, at the fel-
lowship hall.

Winning With Life
Crusade set in
list Dr., Steve Halp will be
leading an area wide bru-
sade. From the back roads of
rural America to the nation's
concrete metropolitan jun-
gles, since 1979 Hale has
been recognized as one of
America's most effective
evangelists. Growing up in
Western Kentucky, Hale
graduated from Murray State

University with a degree in
journalism and completed
his master's of Divinity in
Fortworth, Texas.
In 2007 Hale wrote and
published his first book,
"Truth Decay." Hale will be
leading a crusade from Feb.
8-11,at Emmanuel Baptist
Fellowship Church, 1300,
County Road 630 West. Hale
will speak at 8:30 and 10:45
a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sunday
and at 7 p.m. Monday
through Wednesday.

Yard sale benefits
Relay for Life
SEBRING All proceeds
from a Sebring Christian
Church church-wide yard
sale on Friday and Saturday,
Jan. 30-31 will benefit the
local Relay for Life Event in
Members are excited to be
working in co-operation with
the YMCA, which has
moved its gymnastic classes
to the church facility.
Contact the YMCA for class
schedules and cost at 382-
The meal on Jan. 21 will
be fried chicken. The cost of
the meal is only $3 per adult
and $1 per child. Call if
plans are made to attend.
Call 382-6676.

Buxbaum's message is "It's God's Norris will hold Bible studies on
Money Part 2." Wednesday at the Youth House at 9 a.m.
The church is at 1005 N. Ridgewood and on Thursday at Tropical Harbor at
Drive. The office phone is 471-6140; the 10 a.m. Anyone is welcome to attend.
pastor's cell phone is 381-6190. They are currently discussing "The
Church information and the pastor's Shack," a book by William Young.
messages can be viewed at www.the- An organ recital by Ruldolph Lucente, renowned organist from Las
Vegas, to dedicate the new organ will be
Trinity Lutheran Church held at 7 p.m. Thursday. The communi-
LAKE PLACID The topic for the ity is invited to attend this evening of
sermon by Pastor Richard Norris at the entertainment. His program will include
Communion6 S.ices will be "Called to music from religious to show unes, etc.
Care for His Earth' i5 on Psalms Visitors are welcome to attend all
24:1-2. church services and activities. The
There will be an education hour for c.- 25 Lakeview St. For infor-
all ages following the first service. A mation call th~ *ce at 465-5253 or
nursery will be available at the mid- visit the church WeBi. t www.trinity-
morning service.

In the year 2000 I had an
opportunity to meet, for the
very first time, an up and
coming poet whom I had
known all my life but never
took the time to sit with and
try to search her spirit. I had
no idea of how intelligent,
sincere, beautiful and
delightful that woman was.
Can you imagine how my
thoughts would have
changed about her had I
known? o,
Her story'is not a pretty,
painted wall hanging nor
does she regret her dysfunc-
tional family life with the
smiles-on-outside appear-
ance and truly broken
inward. Many assumed only
through gossip from the
grapevine by disgruntled rel-
atives what was really going
I'd like to share a work
that was born during the per-
secution and trial of this

My Father, My Idol, My
Best Friend
Most of our lives we've
been physically and mentally
blind; physically and mental-
ly deaf; physically and men-
tally crippled and abused.
I was physically, mentally
and spiritually dead.
I allowed these handicaps
to be created, bred within
me; I didn't close the
entrance, the gate, the door.
My ways of doing things
were taught under the pro-
fessional leadership of a
mind called "Total
Ignorance" using a well-
known text written by anoth-
er mind named "Sheer
My not knowing how to
pray led to a multitude of
unanswered prayers; my not
knowing how to forgive con-
tributed to my hatred;my
past, low self-esteem shame,
guilt and lack of faith is
attributed to my initial stum-
ble and inevitable fall.
Today this means war.
Today I recruited the real
heavyweight champion of
the world. No, it's not Ali.
Champ said, believe in me.
I'll remove your burdens
and destroy your yokes. This

Sista Speaks
Edie Dorsey Jebbison

battle is mine.
Todat we won. Today I am
confident that he's with me
even for tomorrow's battles.

Sisters and brothers, your
mind is the master power
that molds and makes you.
Your mind (thoughts) pre-
cedes your actions, which
develops character. It doesn't
matter how we try to justify
our actions, if only for a
split second, you do think
about what you're going to
do before you do stuff. That
single split second of
thought can cause your
downfall or success.
A great writer by the name
of James Allen once said
that "a noble and Godlike
character is not a thing of
favor or chance, but is the
natural result of continued
effort in right thinking."
What I'm trying to get in to
you is that if you're in right
standing with our Father, if
you have a relationship with-
our Father, if you believe n
our Father and ask in Jejus
name, your thoughts wAl not
be concentrated on the bad
reports of the daily news',
about recession, depression,
obsession or anything of that
nature because you'll know
without a doubt that God's
got your back. You'll know
without a doubt that "no
weapon formed against you
shall prosper." You'll know
that this battle is the Lord's.
Don't be fooled, people,
all that I've spoken of are
weapons formed against us
by Satan himself. That
demon can't do anything
alone. He must have the help
of human minds that can be
manipulated easily. The
other angels that God threw
out of heaven along with
him are among us today
seeking out the depressed,
the oppressed. Don't get
caught napping.

Edie Dorsey Jebbinson is a
native of Avon Park. She is a
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