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Title: The news-sun
Uniform Title: News-sun (Sebring, Fla.)
Alternate title: Sunday news-sun
News sun
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Language: English
Publisher: Sebring News-Sun, Inc.
Place of Publication: Sebring Fla
Publication Date: 09/01/2010
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 62, no. 21 (Nov. 9, 1988)-
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News-Sun photo by Lady Blue Streaks sweep WildcatsPAGE1BMaking munchies matter for kidsPAGE12BPowerful Earl could brush east coastPAGE2ANEWS-SUN Highlands County's Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 Wednesday-Thursday, September 1-2, 2010www.newssun.comVolume 91/Number 105 | 50 cents www.newssun .com 079099401001 HighLow 93 70Complete Forecast PAGE 12A Partly sunny and breezy with less rain Forecast Question: Should Sun 'n Lake hire a consulting firm before hiring a new general manager? Next question: Do you think Florida will be impacted by a major hurricane this year? www.newssun .com Make your voice heard at Online Obituaries Joseph Barnwell Age 89, of Avon Park Harold Brown Age 44, of Lake Placid Luther Conrad Age 89, of Sebring Frances Letson of St. Petersburg John Meek Age 90, of Sebring Cecilia Rojas Age 92, of Sebring Edgar Scott Age 77, of Avon Park Obituaries, Page 5A Phone ... 385-6155Fax ... 385-2453Online: www.newssun.com Yes 51.8% No 48.2% Total votes: 56 Celebrations7B Classifieds9A Clubs & Organizations9B Community Briefs5A Community Calendar8B Crossword Puzzle11B Cryptogram11B Dear Abby11B Editorial & Opinion4A Friends & Neighbors10B Lottery Numbers2A Movie Times11B NASCAR This Week4B Sports On TV2B Index By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comAVON PARK Four candidates are competing for two open seats on the Avon Park City Council this November. The qualification period took place for just two weeks from Aug. 16-27, since the city seats are nonpartisan and do not participate in the primary process. Current council members Mayor Sharon Schuler and Al Joe Hinson both turned in qualification packets by last Friday's deadline in order to seek re-election, but so did Avon Park attorney Parke Sutherland and Zoning Board of Adjustment member Ed Dickerson. Dickerson, who unsuccessfully sought council seats in 2006 and 2007, will throw his hat into the ring again, seeking the mayoral position. Lifelong Avon Park resident Sutherland, who will be running against Hinson, is currently serving as the city's Special Magistrate and his wife, Maria Sutherland, was selected as "temporary" city manager in April after serving as interim for six months in order to meet a charter deadline. She will step back into the project manager position in October when James F. Coleman is supposed to come on board as city manager. Schuler is attempting to extend her stay as mayor on the council after replacing ex-Mayor Tom Macklin, who resigned to try for a lieutenant governor position with the Independent party in 2008. Hinson is wrapping up his first term as council member, is currently the president of the local NAACP, and is a retired teacher. Schuler, Hinson will face opposition for re-election Schuler Hinson News-Sun photo by ED BALDRIDGE Highlands County's new tax collector Eric Zwayer took his oath of office given by Judge Peter Estrada on Monday with wife Amy and daughter Molly Jane. Zwayer was appointed last Thursday by Gov. Charlie Crist after he won the universal primary Aug. 24 By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comSEBRING Eric Zwayer was sworn in as Highlands County's new tax collector Monday morning at the Government Center after being appointed by Gov. Charlie Crist. With family and friends in attendance at the front counter of the tax collector's office, Zwayer was given the oath by Judge Peter Estrada. "I am proud to serve as the new tax collector," Zwayer told those in attendance. "I am glad you all came out to see this and to show your support." Zwayer won by a good margin in the recent universal primary, picking up a respectable 5,238 out of 16,499 votes for almost 32 percent in a field of seven candidates, and promised to let well enough alone in an office that is considered to be one of the most customer-oriented government agencies in the county. The appointment will allow him to immediately take the office vacated by the death of much loved Charles Bryan, who died while in office from pulmonary fibrosis in April. "The governor's office called me on Thursday and told me that the governor would appoint me. I just needed to get sworn in and have the correct documents forwarded to their office," Zwayer said. "I feel very blessed to serve in this community. And I want to maintain the service this office has provided," he added. Zwayer explained that he was looking forward to rolling up his sleeves and getting to work in his new job as soon as possible and that he has given the current budgZwayer sworn in as tax collector Was appointed by governor after winning election By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comSEBRING Expect to share the road with over 250 cyclists this weekend as the 28th annual Tour of Sebring takes to the road. The Kenilworth Lodge is hosting the increasingly popular three-day event. Bikers will start and finish at the Lodge's parking lot on Lakeview Drive. The event is geared to out-of-towners, but local riders are encouraged to ta ke part. Ira Goins, speaking for the Kenilwort h, said participants are expected to arri ve Friday night for registration and/or pack et pick-up between 6 and 9 p.m. Bicycling begins Saturday morning an d continues on Sunday and Monday. T he start time is 7 a.m. each day, but riders a re expected on scene by 6:30 a.m. This is not a race. Entrants are encou raged to travel at their own pace and ta ke in the view. Be ready to share the road with bicycles this weekend By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comSEBRING Troubles continue at t he Highlands County Landfill as two supe rvisors have been suspended after an investigation into falsified time cards. Solid Waste Director Ken Wheeler an d Landfill Operations Manager Di ck Gorman were both placed on probatio n by Acting County Administrator Ri ck Helms on Friday. Helms stated that Wheeler will be o ff for a week and Gorman will get tw o weeks suspension. Both men were al so put on probation as well as the suspe nsion. The landfill has been plagued wi th fuel spills, monitoring well issues, fin es from the Florida Department of Environmental and bio-reactor pum p equipment failures over the last year. Troubles at landfill continue Pair of supervisors suspended over time card issues See ZWAYER, page 8A See LANDFILL, page 8A See BIKES, page 8A News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Bicycle riders will flock to Sebring streets in the early morning hours this weekend to take part in the annual Tour of Sebring. 28th annual Tour of Sebring starts Friday By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comSEBRING It is often the qui et heroes we miss most. Highlands County lost Bet ty Humphrey, one of those quiet heroes, o n Aug. 24 An untiring volunteer with the Huma ne Society and the Salvation Army, she n ot only played Mrs. Santa Claus in t he Sebring Christmas parade, she rais ed money for Christmas meals and help ed cook the dinners and served them as we ll. She was also there when children nee ded back-to-school supplies, raised reco rd breaking amounts of money for Jer ry Lewis'kids, and campaigned to brin g Fourth of July fireworks back to Sebrin g after they had been canceled for sever al years. "She lived what she preached," sa id Barbara Clark, president of the Huma ne Society. "She wasn't all talk. She walk ed the walk." For example, after recovering fro m County loses a treasure with Humphrey's death Active volunteer passed away Aug. 24 See HUMPHREY, page 8A

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Special to the News-SunSEBRING The Heartland Dog Club of Florida announces it is celebrating AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Day in conjunction with the American Kennel Club on Sept. 18. The goal of this initiative is to educate dog owners about the responsibilities of dog ownership and to help all dog owners enhance their relationships with their pets. On Sept. 18, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., the HDC is conducting Canine Good Citizen Tests for dogs at Petco Sebring. There will be free dogrelated information and materials available for adults and children. HDC members will be available with their dogs for the "Meet the Breeds." HDC members, their dog companions, owners and their registered Therapy Dogs will also be available for questions-and-answers sessions regarding AKC dog shows, obedience and rally trials, training and responsible dog ownership. There will be obedience demonstrations. Additionally, presentations using "AKC Safety Around Dogs" with AKC materials for children and adults will be available. Again, this year, the Heartland Dog Club and local merchants are sponsoring kids'contests with awards for best dog drawings, best dog photos and best essays about responsible dog ownership. The CGC Program is a two-part program designed to teach responsible dog ownership to owners and certify dogs that have the training and demeanor to be reliable, well-behaved members of their families and communities. The purpose of the program is to ensure that our favorite companion, the dog, can be a respected member of the community. Owners train and condition their dogs to act mannerly in the home, in public places and in the presence of other dogs. AKC has instituted the S.T.A.R. Puppy Program for puppies up to one year of age. The CGC Test is not a competition and does not require the owner/handler and dog to perform with precision. Handlers may talk to their dogs throughout the test, but cannot offer food or a toy. The test is open to all dogs over the age of six months. All 10 tests are performed on-leash. Dogs should wear a well-fitted buckle or slip collar made of leather, fabric, or chain. To learn more about AKC RDOD and the CGC test, visit www.akc.org.. Page 2ANews-SunWednesday, September 1, 2010www.newssun.com Published every Sunday, Wednesday & Friday at 2227 U.S. 27 South € Sebring, Florida 33870 A Harbor Point Media Company OFFICE: 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL 33870 OFFICE HOURS: 8 a.m.-5 p.m, Monday-Friday PHONE: 863-385-6155 MAIN FAX NUMBER: 863-385-1954 NEWSROOM FAX NUMBER: 863-385-2453 POSTMASTER: Send address change to: News-Sun, 2227 U.S. 27 S., Sebring, FL 33870 USPS … ISSN 0163-3988 Periodical postage paid at Sebring, FL and additional entry office(s)CIRCULATION SUNDAY, WEDNESDAY AND FRIDAY EDITIONS: If you do not receive your home delivered newspaper by 6 a.m., please phone the circulation department before 10 a.m. on Wednesday and Friday publication days, and before 11 a.m. on Sunday publication days and a replacement copy will be delivered to you. Subscribers who notify us after the times mentioned will receive credit to their account. Please call 385-6155.SUBSCRIPTION RATES12 mo.7% FL taxTotal HOME DELIVERY$60.46$4.23$64.69 IN FLORIDA MAIL92.236.4698.69 OUT OF FLORIDA MAIL105.99105.99 Deadlines for subscription changes are noon on Tuesday for the Wednesday edition, noon on Thursday for the Friday edition, and noon on Friday for the Sunday edition. Changes received after the times stated will be processed on the following publication date. 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If anyone listed here is acquitted or has charges dropped, they can bring in proof of such decision or mail a copy to the paper and the News-Sun will be happy to report that information. The News-Sun is at 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL 33870. The following people were booked into the Highlands County Jail on Monday, August 30: Shane Carlton, 23, of Cornelia, Ga., was charged with probation violation, misdemeanor warrant for selling, manufacturing or delivering marijuana. Adeline Dorcent, 29, of Lake Wales, immigration detainer for municipal ordinance violation. Ronald Kevin Drennan, 28, of Ona, was charged with probation violation, felony warrant for burglary of a conveyance while armed with firearm; grand theft of firearm; burglary of conveyance, four counts; fraudulent use of credit card; uttering a forgery, credit card; forgery of a credit card; grand theft of motor vehicle; and burglary of a dwelling. Bobby Joe Farrell, 45, of Sebring, was charged with probation violation, felony warrant for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, third conviction. Jatavious LeJon Lawrence, 26, of Waverly, was charged with probation violation, felony warrant for uttering forged instrument; possession of cocaine; and forgery. Robert Douglas Lyle, 44, of Sebring, was charged with battery on officer, firefighter, E.M.T., etc.; crimes against person, corrupting by threatening public servant; larceny, petit theft, first degree; burglary of unoccupied structure, unarmed; damaging property, criminal mischief; and dealing in stolen property. Thomas Lee Moore, 41, of Avon Park, was arrested on a felony warrant for forgery of check; felony warrant for larceny, petit theft, first degree of property; and fraud, uttering false instrument, check. Barbara Jean Perry, 37, of Avon Park, was recommitted for larceny, retail theft, grand theft. Vincent Andre Perry, 21, of Avon Park, was charged with probation violation, misdemeanor warrant for battery. Joey Allen Puzynski, 19, of Sebring, was charged with larceny, petit theft, second degree, second offense. Ricky Eugene Robinson, 51, of Lake Placid, was recommitted for battery on person 65 years of age or older. Luis Daniel Serrano, was charged with contempt of court, violation injunction protection domestic violence. Joshua Allen West, 35, of Sebring, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs and damaged property. Kimberly Ann Wester, 19, of Sebring, was charged with domestic violence or battery, touch or strike. Arthur Cecil Wolff, 35, of Lake Placid, was recommitted for larceny or grand theft, two counts; and theft. The following people were booked into the Highlands County Jail on Sunday, August 29: Vincente Chaidez, 32, of Sebring, arrested on a Hardee County warrant for non-support. Andrea Nicole Diaz, 21, of Sebring, was charged with domestic violence or battery, touch or strike. Amy Sue Henson, 19, of Lake Placid, was charged with possession of controlled substance without prescription. Jayme Leanne Miller, 19, of Sebring, was charged with possession of controlled substance without prescription; and recommitted for domestic violence or battery, touch or strike. Efrain Ramos-Ochoa Ramos, 28, of Sebring, was charged with driving while license suspended, first offense. Jonathan Rodriguez Rivera, 23, of Avon Park, was charged with domestic violence or battery, touch or strike. Margaret Weatherly, 52, of Lake Placid, was charged with battery, touch or strike. Michael Thomas Westbrook, 32, of Middleburg, was charged with possession of Alprazolam. The following people were booked into the Highlands POLICEBLOTTER Continued on page 8A Why is it we are the only ones giving millions to Pakistan for their relief in their huge floods, which they have every year? Why isn't Iran, Saudia Arabia, Kuwait, who are rich beyond our belief, helping and they are close neighbors? We don't have the money to help. China owns us lock, stock and barrel with all of our loans and interests. We do not help the poor people in America. This foreign aid should stop now. Obama is ruining America, giving money away. I have an idea. Since guava is in season it would be good to put on one of the pages some recipes of different uses of guavas. All people that are receiving Social Security should be alert to Obama's national commission who has their eye on our Social Security to figure out how to reduce the federal deficit. Social Security didn't have anything to do with that deficit of Obama's; he's the one that made it. They want to take money out of it, as usual. Just like Obama stole $500 billion out of our Medicare fund. I don't know what we can do about it, but it's going to be terrible if they get their hands on our money. Those people in there on that commission they are all millionaires; they probably don't even draw on Social Security. That's the problem; they don't know people who rely on it for all their bills. There would be plenty of money in Social Security if the government would pay back all of the money they have stolen and borrowed over the years out of that fund. Also, there'd be plenty of money in there if they'd make every person getting a pay check pay into it. I have heard people that make over $100,000 do not even pay into the Social Security fund, but yet if they retire they can withdraw money from it. G ot something to say? C all the News-Sun's S ound Off Line at 3856 155, ext 267 and have y our say anonymously. J ust keep it clean and l egal. Wanda Kline Wellness C ompany has been in b usiness since 2008. Kline d oes not diagnose dise ases, she provides nutrit ional blood analysis and h as clients, not patients. A N ews-Sun article on S unday gave incorrect i nformation. The NewsS un regrets the error and a ppreciated the chance to set the record straight. Correction By MIKE MELIA Associated Press Writer SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico Hurricane Earl, now a powerful Category 4 storm, barreled toward the U.S. coast early Tuesday after battering tiny islands across the northeastern Caribbean with heavy rain and winds that damaged homes and toppled power lines. Earl is forecast to potentially brush the U.S. East Coast late Thursday, before curving back out to sea, potentially swiping New England or far-eastern Canada. The U.S. National Hurricane Center warned coastal residents from North Carolina to Maine to watch the storm closely. "Any small shift in the track could dramatically alter whether it makes landfall or whether it remains over the open ocean," said Wallace Hogsett, a meteorologist at the center. "I can't urge enough to just stay tuned." In the Caribbean, Earl caused flooding in low-lying areas and damaged homes on islands including Antigua and Barbuda, Anguilla and St. Maarten. Several countries and territories reported power outages. Cruise ships were diverted and flights canceled across the region. The storm's center passed just north of the British Virgin Islands on Monday afternoon. By nighttime, the hurricane was pulling away from the Caribbean, but heavy downpours still threatened to cause flash floods and mudslides in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands by drenching already saturated ground. The Hurricane Center said it was too early to say what effect Earl would have in the U.S., but warned it could at least kick up dangerous rip currents. Asurfer died in Florida and a Maryland swimmer had been missing Powerful Earl threatens east coast after hitting Caribbean Not expected to threaten Florida Heartland Dog Club to celebrate AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Day See EARL, page 3A Boil Water Notice rescinded in APNews-SunAVON PARK Avon P ark Lakes residents and P ine Acres area water cust omers are notified of a r escission of the P recautionary Boil Water N otice issued on Aug. 26. Action has been taken t o correct the problem in b oth areas and the satisf actory completion of the b acteriological survey s hows that the water is s afe to drink. Call Avon Park Public W orks at 452-4427 for f urther details.

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Close on Earl's heels, Tropical Storm Fiona formed Monday afternoon in the open Atlantic. The storm, with maximum winds of 40 mph (65 kph), was projected to pass just north of the Leeward Islands by Wednesday and stay farther out in the Atlantic than Earl's northward path. Fiona wasn't expected to reach hurricane strength over the next several days. The rapid development of Earl, which only became a hurricane Sunday, took some islanders and tourists by surprise. Wind was already rattling the walls of Lila Elly Ali's wooden house on Anegada, the northernmost of the British Virgin Islands, when she and her son went out to nail the doors shut Monday. "They say the eye of the storm is supposed to come close to us, so we've just got to pray. Everyone here is keeping in touch, listening to the radio," the 58year-old said by phone from the island of 280 people. After Earl's center passed, there were repor ts of roofs torn from homes o n Anegada, but the extent of damage across the Virg in Islands was uncle ar Monday night. Emergen cy officials said they had n o immediate reports of an y fatalities or serious injurie s. "Thank God we su rvived," said a caller to t he British Virgin Island s' ZBVI Radio. In Anguilla, several ut ility poles were down and a couple of roofs had blow n away, but it was still to o dangerous to go out an d assess the full extent of damage, said Mart in Gussie, a police officer. At El Conquistad or Resort in Fajardo, Puer to Rico, people lined up at t he reception desk, the ligh ts occasionally flickering, to check out and head to t he airport. There, more dela ys awaited. John and Linda Helto n of Boulder, Colo., opted to ride out the storm. The co uple, celebrating their 41 st wedding anniversary, fi nished a cruise Sunday an d planned to spend three da ys in Puerto Rico. "There was a huge line of people checking out as w e were coming in, and I thought it was just th at summer vacation must be over," said John Helton, a real estate appraiser. "But we paid for t he room, so we might as we ll stick it out." "I don't think we cou ld get a flight even if we wan ted to leave," Linda Helto n added. There were no reports so far of major damage fro m Earl. In St. Maarten, sand an d debris littered the stree ts, and winds knocked dow n trees and electricity pol es and damaged roofs. Continued from page 2A News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Six-year-old Hannah Jackson is intrigued and slightly disgusted Sunday afternoon as she holds an alligator egg and prepares to help it hatch. Jackson has attended the hatching festival for the past three years, but still gets a little grossed ou t. A ccording to her mom, this was the first year she didn't cry. News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Gatorama co-owner Allen Register demonstrates how to gently hatch an alligator Sunday afternoon during the hatching festival at Gatorama in Palmdale. Register also explained that the temperature of egg incubation determines sex in alligators. The 10-day annual event ended Tuesday, but the historic roadside attraction is open year-round. News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Baby alligators come out looking much like they will as adults, and can already walk, swim, and vocalize. The only thing they can't do is bite, since they hatch without any teeth. Babies make their debut at Gatorama Earl could brush east coast Thursday

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W e congratulate Eric Zwayer, o ur new tax collect or, on his swearing i n Monday.In many ways, however, w e feel sorry for him. It isn't e asy to follow a success s tory. It's one thing to take over a n office that has not been w ell administered, quite a nother to take on an office t hat is running smoothly. On the one hand, improvi ng service, raising morale a nd creating an efficient o peration provide a template f or action. When the only p lace to go is up, the direct ion is set and a leader has a s hot at becoming a hero. On the other hand, stepp ing into a successful operat ion requires humility and the m aturity to recognize the g ood ideas implemented by w hoever came before. Charles Bryan, whom we l ost just this last April, had d one such a good job bringi ng efficiency, cost savings, h igh worker morale and mode rn technology to the tax coll ector's office that anyone w ho followed him would h ave trouble meeting the s ame standards. In fact, Bryan was so succ essful as tax collector that t he best advice Zwayer has b een given is to leave things a lone. If something is working w ell, in other words, don't m ess it up trying to make unneeded improvements just to be putting a personal mark on things. Sometimes not doing anything takes more courage than plunging into action. But it is very difficult to take over leadership and simply let things be, especially when you are bright, energetic and have the necessary ambition to want to make a difference. Zwayer has indicated he wants to improve service and efficiency in the tax collector's office. Nothing at all against Zwayer, but we don't see how the already excellent service can be improved. And given that in 2009 Bryan returned $800,000 to the county, we're not sure how much more efficient the office can be at least not in the short run. Fortunately for the young, we live in a dynamic universe of inevitable change, the time for adjustments will come; better ways of doing this or that will evolve. We hope, however, that Zwayer has the patience to do his homework before he makes any lasting decisions. We hope he takes the time to study hard and learn about the more esoteric financial aspects of the tax collector's job. We hope he reads his department's budget line by line, spends time in his staff's shoes, and masters Tallahassee's Byzantine ways. We hope he maintains close contact with us taxpayers, remembering that we come first. Zwayer has a marvelous opportunity to become a true servant leader. In time, with hard, honest work, he may forge his own reputation as a visionary man of the people. He has the potential. In the meantime we wish him well, but we sure don't envy him. Page 4ANews-SunWednesday, September 1, 2010www.newssun.com EDITORIAL& OPINION TODAY'SEDITORIALTODAY'SLETTERS 2227 U.S. 27 South Sebring, FL 33870 863-385-6155 NEWSROOMROMONA WASHINGTONPublisher/Executive Editor Ext. 515editor@newssun.com SCOTT DRESSELEditor Ext. 516scott.dressel@newssun.comDAN HOEHNESports Editor Ext. 528daniel.hoehne@newssun.com ADVERTISINGVICKIE JONESExt. 518vickie.jones@newssun.com CIRCULATIONTONY MCCOWANExt. 522anthony.mccowan@newssun.com PRE-PRESSKEN BAREFIELDProduction Coordinator Ext. 594prepress@newssun.com BUSINESS OFFICEJANET EMERSONExt. 596legals@newssun.com Our paradox: wishing a tax collector well Tax abatement needs good follow through E ditor: The presentation of the Tax A batement Issue was a sound one. H owever, given the history of H ighlands County board of comm issioners, the acceptance of the b allot issue was like buying a pig i n a poke. The dire economic crisis w e face calls for stronger effort in r eclaiming a working economy, but v oting on this issue before establ ishing the policy, rules and regulat ions caused some concern. Please note it was the business i ndustry that created the disaster w e face today; the business indust ry (Wall Street, bankers, et al) that w as bailed out with $3 trillion, tax f ree, but somehow could not prov ide funds to small banks to lend m oney to small businesses for payr oll, material, etc., that has stalled t he economic process. It was C orporate America that outsourced j obs overseas and imported people f rom around the globe for cheap l abor that accounts for today's high u nemployment rate. It was good to hear that a comm ittee will be formed to establish t he policy, rules and regulations b efore the county commission v otes on it. Transparency is the key f actor. This document must have e nforcement powers the commiss ion and potential new businesses w ill comply with. Past history conv eys the lack of enforcement/comp liance to the rules and regulations o f the zoning and planning board. W hen they talk about jobs, it must m ean jobs for Highlands County r esidents; it must mean buying m aterial and goods in Highlands C ounty. When they talk about econ omic recovery, it must mean that t he cost of infrastructure is not p assed onto the local taxpayers a lready here. I would like to be an alternate member of this committee to observe the development of this policy. There are many good citizens here who can formulate it. Gabriel Read SebringOne vote does countEditor: I had such an opportunity on election day to work for my friend who was running for office. I stood at the precinct at Sun 'N Lake with wonderful folks, each working for their individual candidate. We laughed, joked, and stood in the sun and hard driving rain to hold up our signs for our candidates. This is America in motion. Holding up your individual sign for the Constitution and your beliefs. I heard a person in Taco Bell today say he never votes because it all stays the same. Not so! Use your voice to make a difference. One vote does count. Just ask the men and women in the armed forces who are living and dying for our right to vote. Thank God you are in this country and not Iraq or Afghanistan. God bless America. Get out and vote. Rena Newman SebringWith or without Tomoka's blessingEditor: The debt on Highlands is the sticky wick, I think. I am sure they will get enough votes but I am just as sure it will not be a unanimous vote. When all is said and done the town of Lake Placid is biting off a humongous task. I think that Ray Royce and Bert Harris III have lofty goals, but I am not confident that the road will lead to the attainment of those goals. For the exact reason of taxation, if Tomoka's arguments against annexation are valid, why would anyone support a plan that carries with it the annexation of all new development. My stomach wretches still over the "carrot" principle that underlies all of this. Please note, that no one ever addresses the fact that Tomoka is Tomoka because we self manage and volunteer serve. We are unique in our success story of a top quality community at an affordable price. Lake Placid would take note that the cost of a town manager's salary, benefits and termination clause could very possibly bankrupt them. There is little evidence of code enforcement as they allow the gas station on U.S. 27 and Dal Hall to be an eye sore with cardboard window treatments. The press releases on town management have historically cast shadows on errors ... So, if their dreams of their tomorrows get dashed, I will not exactly shed tears. And if they get Highlands Park without the debt, and they want us so bad, then they need to absorb Tomoka's debt. This is why I urged that we be represented by legal counsel, should there be any delay at all I urge the Tomoka board to seek proper legal review before any further negotiations that bypass legal opinion are attempted. Bette Tiernan Lake PlacidGovernment kills our ambitionEditor: One man's past is another man's gain. I've messed up bad as a child, a felony, and a stupid possesion and DUI charge. I'm trying to turn my life into something great, but thanks to the state of Florida they refuse to expunge my charges. I have the education. I have the determination but because of my past I'm denied. We all make mistakes. What can we not learn from our mistakes? Can we not fight for the American dream? I want to be a law enforcement officer but I'm bound by Florida law. How can snitches work with the police but not a man like me. I know I can make a difference and I'm denied because of my past. I'm 29 years old and because o f my juvenile stuff I am denied. It's nothing serious; I was just in the wrong place at the wrong time. I' m not looking for pity but is there n ot change? People change. I have kids; I'm sorry for what I've done. My kids want a father to look up to and I am so willing to put the time in to show my kids. The system is not meant for the bad; it helps the good. I have nev er seen that but I still believe in it. I just wish something would chang e; our government kills our ambition David Goo d Avon Pa rk Winn-Dixie helps Caladium CooperativeEditor: The members, board of director s, and officers of the Caladium Arts and Crafts Cooperative wish to rec ognize and express our heartfelt thanks to Winn-Dixie for loaning u s shopping carts to be used during th e annual refurbishing of our showroom and gallery. The shopping carts were filled and emptied mult iple times by many of our member s and their spouses on Sunday, July 25. When all the cleaning, painting and rearranging of departments wa s finished the shopping carts were then used to return the merchandis e to the showroom in preparation fo r the "grand reopening" on Aug. 23. We do appreciate the local businesses for supporting our efforts to bring high quality arts and crafts t o our community. Sandra S. Smi th Vice President of Advertisin g Caladium Arts and Cra fts Cooperati ve I hope they know what they're getting themselves into. I speak of samesex couples who are hoping to marry. Longtime conservative litigator Ted Olson says it is just a matter of time before they'll be free to do so. Olson argued successfully against California's Proposition 8 a ballot measure passed overwhelmingly by voters which banned same-sex marriage. He argued that the measure violates the U.S. Constitution's equal protection clause in the 14th Amendment that, essentially, if a state sanctions a marriage contract between two human beings, a man and a woman, it cannot forbid two other human beings, a woman and a woman, from entering the same contract. Once you take all the emotion out of it once you follow Olson's argument, based upon several legal precedents it's hard not to arrive at the same position. The concept may conflict with your traditions and religious values you may find it odd for a judge to say, "I now declare you wife and wife" but if you follow Olson's argument, it becomes clear that a state has no legal basis for banning same-sex marriage. At least that is the conclusion I eventually came to. Still, I hope same-sex couples know what they're getting themselves into. Sure, I know they want their relationships to be recognized and validated equally by society, just as heterosexual people are able to do through marriage. I know there are lots of financial benefits that go along with marriage pension, health insurance and Social Security benefits but various forms of domestic partnerships and civil unions already cover that in many states. I know that married people live longer than single people. There's something to be said for having a lifelong companion to support you during rough patches. Still, are same-sex couples aware of what is to come? While they've been eager to embrace the concept of marriage, heterosexuals have been flocking away from it in droves. Fewer of us marry anymore, and many of those who do divorce anyway. It would appear that those who remain married are resentful. Why else do they spend every waking moment trying to pair up single people? They target heterosexual fellows such as me and push single women at us oftentimes not very attractive single women with hopes that something will catch fire, a marriage will ensue and we will join them in their state of marital aggravation and misery. Every six months, my own dear sweet mother gives me six months to marry or else. She calls me and says, "You have four months, six days, 12 hours and 32 minutes to get married." I understand it's worse for single women. Their mothers, aunts and married sisters tel l them their biological clocks are ticking, that they're goin g to turn into spinsters and en d up old and lonely and die of a broken heart. Married people can be heartless. I just want to warn samesex couples: You're playing with fire on this one. Throughout human history, you have enjoyed a reprieve from one of the most burden some institutions mankind has ever created. You better be careful wha t you wish for. The way things are going the day may very well come when most of you are married and raising children. You'll tool around in minivans, coughing from the col d your kids gave you, while you squabble with your spouse over the most insignificant of things. While you're doing society's heavy lifting, we singl e heterosexuals will be at the beach laughing, relaxing and drinking adult beverage s from glasses with little umbrellas in them. And dodging phone calls from married people. Tom Purcell, a freelance writer is also a humor columnist for the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, and is nationally syndicated exclusively by Cagle Cartoons newspaper syndicate. E-mail Tom at Purcell@caglecartoons.com. Same-sex couples need to know what they're getting into Guest Column Tom Purcell Bouquet EDITORIALPAGEPOLICYMake sure to sign your letter and include your address and phone number. Anonymous letters will be automatically rejected. Please keep your letters to a maximum of 400 words. 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By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO Associated Press Retail WriterNEWYORK A mericans'confidence in the e conomy improved slightly i n August, but the mood is s till gloomy amid job worr ies, according to a monthly s urvey. The Conference Board said T uesday that its Consumer C onfidence Index improved s lightly to 53.5, up from a r evised 51.0 in July. E conomists surveyed by T homson Reuters had e xpected 50.5. The improvem ent comes after two straight m onths of declines. It takes a reading of 90 or m ore to indicate a healthy e conomy a level not r eached since the recession b egan in December 2007. T he index which measures h ow Americans feel about b usiness conditions, the job m arket and the next six m onths had been recoveri ng fitfully since hitting an a ll-time low of 25.3 in F ebruary 2009. But August's r eading suggests that A merican confidence hasn't i mproved from a year ago, a b ad sign for the economy and f or retailers. Economists watch confid ence closely because consumer spending accounts for about 70 percent of U.S. economic activity and is critical to a strong rebound. But worries are rising the economy is growing too slowly to support sustained job growth, and some are concerned it could fall back into a recession. The slight improvement in August's Consumer Confidence Index was boosted by shoppers'improved outlook over the next six months. That gauge rose to 72.5 from 67.5. The other, which measures how consumers feel now about the economy, decreased to 24.9 from 26.4. "Expectations about future business and labor market conditions have brightened somewhat, but overall, consumers remain apprehensive about the future," said Lynn Franco, director of The Conference Board Consumer Research Center in a statement. New figures issued Friday show the economy is weaker than expected, and the outlook for the rest of the year is looking bleaker. The Commerce Department reported that gross domestic product grew at a 1.6 percent rate in the April-to-June period. The initial estimate was 2.4 percent, and even that was anemic. Meanwhile, home sales are plunging, and consumers are saving more and spending less as the unemployment rate remains stuck at almost 10 percent. Last week, the National Association of Realtors said sales of previously occupied homes in the U.S. fell 27 percent in July, the weakest showing in 15 years. It marked the largest monthly drop in the four decades that records have been kept. Meanwhile, the Commerce Department reported that sales of new homes fell 12.4 percent in July from a month earlier. July's pace was the slowest in at least 47 years. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said in a speech at the Fed's annual conference Friday that while he sees the economy improving next year, the central bank remains ready to take extra steps to stimulate the economy if necessary, including buying more debt securities to keep interest rates low. Economists will closely watch Friday's reading on job figures for August, but they're bracing for more bad news. Economists surveyed by Thomson Reuters expect overall nonfarm payrolls to drop 100,000 jobs in August, dragged down by government cutbacks on the state and local level. Private employers were expected to add 54,000 jobs, which would mark the fourth straight month of tepid gains for that sector. Given the scenario, the unemployment rate is slated to tick up to 9.6 percent from 9.5 percent. Against this background, consumers are waiting for the best deals and buying fashions that they can wear right away for the fall season. And stores don't expect shoppers to start spending anytime soon. The Conference Board survey, based on a random survey mailed to 5,000 households from Aug. 1 to Aug. 24, showed shoppers rema in worried about jobs. Tho se saying jobs are "hard to ge t" increased to 45.7 perce nt from 45.1 percent, whi le those claiming jobs a re "plentiful" declined to 3 .8 percent from 4.4 percen t. Those expecting more jobs in the months ahead increas ed to 14.6 percent from 14 .2 percent, while those antic ipating fewer jobs decreas ed to 19.4 percent from 20 .9 percent. Joseph BarnwellJoseph Clarendon Barnwell, 89, of Avon Park died Aug. 29, 2010. Born in Burlington, N.C., he was an insurance underwriter. He was a member and Ruling Elder of the First Presbyterian Church in Avon Park. He is survived by his daughters, Susan Hahn, Sandy Paulk and Donna B. Foster; son, Keith; sisters, Eleanor Kirkpatrick and Betty Lynn Cooler; brother, J. Forest Barnwell; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Agraveside service will be held at 1 p.m. today in Arlington Park Cemetery, Jacksonville, with Pastor Bob Johnson officiating. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in the First Presbyterian Church, Avon Park, with Pastor Bob Johnson officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the Good Shepherd Hospice. Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home, Avon Park, is in charge of arrangements. Luther ConradLuther "Boots" Conrad, 89, of Sebring died Aug. 29, 2010. Born in Newry, Pa., he had been a resident of Sebring since 1990. He was a salesman for a chemical manufacturer and was of the Lutheran faith. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Pauline; daughter, Mary Mapp; and brother, Thomas D. Memorial contributions may be made to Hope Hospice. Cremation arrangements have been entrusted to Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home, Sebring. John MeekJohn A. Meek, 90, of Sebring died Aug. 30, 2010. Born in Plain Township, Ohio, he had been a resident of Sebring since 2003. He was a farmer in the agricultural industry and a veteran of World War II, proudly serving in the U.S. Coast Guard. He was a member of Maranatha Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Bernice; daughters, Alice A. Trapp, Sara J. Parsons, and Bonnie Wall; sons, Ron Wandel, Steve Wandel, and Gary Wandel; and many grandchildren and greatgrandchildren. Afuneral service will take place at 11 a.m. Friday at Maranatha Baptist Church, Sebring, with entombment at Lakeview Memorial Gardens, Avon Park, immediately following the service. There will be a visitation with family and friends the hour preceding the service, beginning at 10 a.m. The family suggests that friends may make contributions in his memory to Maranatha Baptist Church, 35 Maranatha Blvd., Sebring, FL33870. Arrangements have been entrusted to Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home, Sebring.Cecilia RojasCecilia Rojas, 92, of Sebring died Aug. 29, 2010. Born in LaSerena, Chile, she had been an American citizen for many years. She had been a resident of Sebring since 1987. She had worked as a nurse for the Frances Schervier Hospital and Home for Retired Priests in New York. She was a member of St. Catherine Catholic Church. She is survived by her si ster, Victoria Lorca. Amemorial service w ill take place at 3:30 p.m. tod ay at Stephenson-Nelso n Funeral Home, Sebring, wi th Father Jose Gonzalez offic iating. Edgar ScottEdgar A. Sco tt, 77, of Avon Pa rk died Aug. 2 8, 2010. Born in Elba, Ill., he moved to Avo n Park in 1978. He was an X ray technician and a memb er of the Walker Seventh D ay Adventist Church. He serv ed in the United States Arm y during the Korean War. He is survived by his wi fe of 48 years, Glena; daughte r, Elaine Mandzuk; son, Davi d; brother, Kenneth; siste r, Mary Goransson; six gran dchildren and one great-gran dchild. Visitation will be he ld from 10-11 a.m. Thursday at the Walker Seventh D ay Adventist Church with t he funeral service beginning at 11 a.m. with Pastor Pa ul Boling officiating. Memori al contributions may be made to the Walker Memori al Academy, 1525 W. Avo n Blvd., Avon Park, FL3382 5. Stephenson-Nelson Funer al Home, Avon Park, is in charge of arrangements. www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, September 1, 2010Page 5A FRANCES BARNES LETSONFrances Barnes Letson, formerly of Sebring, passed away August 18, 2010 in St. Petersburg, Florida. She was born in Abbeville, Alabama. Survivors include Ben, her devoted husband of 67 years; daughter, Carol Lynch and husband Dan; daughter, Nancy Carter and husband Jerry; and grandchildren, Sara and Matthew Carter. She was predeceased by her son Jerry. Frances was proud to be a family homemaker. She enjoyed volunteer work, gardening, travel and entertaining friends. She was also an avid golfer, china painter and gourmet cook. In addition she took pride in being the “rst person in her family to graduate from college (Auburn University.) After a full life and a short illness she died in peace surrounded by her family. Ashes will be scattered by the family at a later date. In lieu of ”owers, donations may be made to Suncoast Hospice Foundation of Clearwater. Harold Nathan Brown was born on October 24, 1965; he died August 1, 2010. He resided in Lake Placid with his fiance, Debi Galske and her daughter, Ashley. He worked in maintenance and was a Southern Baptist by faith. He is survived by his children, Stacey and Anthony Brown; mother, Jacqueline Saxon-Hunt; step-father, Bill Hunt; brother, Tony Rosbough; fiance, Debi Galske and her daughter, Ashley. He was preceded in death by his brother, Mitch Arnold. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, September 4, 2010, at 11:30 a.m. by his fiance, at 1600 Cedarbrook St., Lake Placid, with pastor Larry Overfield officiating. Lunch will follow immediately. Please bring a dish to pass. ******************************** I little knew that evening that God was going to call your name. In life I loved you dearly; in death I do the same. It broke my heart to lose you, you did not go alone; for part of me went with you, the day God called you home. You left me special memories, your love is still my guide; and though I cannot see you, you are always at my side. Our family chain is broken, and nothing seems the same; but as God calls us one by one, the chain will link again. We love and miss you, Nate Debi and AshleyHAROLD N. NATEŽ BROWN Free movie ticket for blood donationDonate blood on Florida B lood Centers-Highlands B ig Red Bus and receive a f ree movie ticket this week. The bus will be at South F lorida Community College n ear the flag pole from 11 a .m. to 4 p.m. today. On Thursday, it will be H eartland Workforce from 1 0 a.m. to 12 p.m. and at Dr. P epper's office behind P ublix in south Sebring from 1 :30-4:30 p.m. All blood donors on the b lood mobile will also r eceive a travel mug. The movie ticket will be m ailed to the donor's home.Double D, Franke play at Moose lodgeLAKE PLACID The L ake Placid Moose 2374 will have karaoke with Double D from 5:30-8:30 p.m. today and music with Franke from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Thursday. For more information and menu selection, call 4650131.Neighborhood Watch meets ThursdaySEBRING The Greater Kenilworth Neighborhood Watch will meet at the Military Sea Services Museum on the corner of Kenilworth Boulevard and Roseland Avenue on Thursday. The meeting is open to all residents who live along Kenilworth and the connecting streets and have concerns and want to discuss how to make the area a better place to live. All residents along Kenilworth and its branching streets are welcome to attend. Refreshments will be provided. There will be a showing of "Secure your piece of mind, burglary prevention tips."Cheerleaders plan barbecueSEBRING The Sebring High School Cheerleaders will hold their annual chicken barbecue fundraiser dinner from 3-7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 17. It will be held at Fireman's Field; dine in or take out will be available at the main entrance of the fair grounds near the baseball field. Each dinner includes onehalf chicken, cooked by our very own firemen, coleslaw, baked beans, cookie and roll. All for $7. Tickets are payable from any SHS cheerleader. If you can't make the dinner but would still like to make a donation to the cheer program, call Carolyn Shoemaker at Sebring High School, 471-5500.VFW House Committee meetsAVON PARK The Combat Veterans Memorial VFWPost 9853 House Committee will meet at 7 p.m. today. Bar bingo will be served at 1 p.m. Thursday. Schedule subject to change. Call 452-9853 for details and menu selection.Big Eddie plays at VFW 3880LAKE PLACID The Veterans of Foreign Wars 3880 will have music with Big Eddie at 5:30 p.m. today. The Men's Auxiliary meets at 7 p.m. Thursday. For more information and menu selection, call 6995444. COMMUNITYBRIEFS OBITUARIES Consumer Confidence inches up in August Courtesy photo NurseOnCall will be a Diamond Sponsor for the annual Wild Game Dinner held by Lake Placid Noon Rotary on Dec. 4. Stephanie Wells, marketing director of NurseOnCall, presents the sponsorship check for $5,000 to David Smith, chairman of the event. Lake Placid Noon Rotary raises funds through its annual Wild Game Dinner and other community-based activities to support its local scholarship program and other local projects as well as for Rotary International's global projects such as ending polio worldwide. To inquire about membership, contact Mary Birge at 863-4652700. Diamond sponsor Associated PressTRENTON Astate w ildlife officer was serio usly injured after he fell o ff his boat while p atrolling a north Florida r iver. The Florida Fish and W ildlife Conservation C ommission reports that 3 4-year-old Billy Giles w as alone on the 16-foot b oat on the Santa Fe R iver Saturday evening. A uthorities say he let go o f the steering wheel to k eep his hat from blowi ng off his head, and the b oat jerked to the right, t hrowing Giles overb oard. FWC says the boat t hen circled around back t oward Giles, who was p ulled under and hit by t he propeller. The boat g rounded itself, and Giles w alked to a nearby boat r amp for help. Giles was taken to a G ainesville hospital, w here he underwent surg ery Sunday. Giles has been with the F WC since 2001. FWC officer injured in north Florida boat accident

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www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, September 1, 2010Page 7A By CRISTIAN SALAZAR Associated Press Writer NEWYORK The develo per behind an Islamic cult ural center and mosque p lanned near ground zero s ays it never occurred to him t hat building it near the site o f the Sept. 11 attacks would s tir up so much debate. Sharif El-Gamal told CBS N ews in an interview broadc ast on Monday it hadn't e ven crossed his mind once b ecause he didn't hold hims elf or Islam "accountable for t hat tragedy." He said the center, which w ould include a health club, e xhibition space and a Sept. 1 1 memorial, should be "univ ersally known as a hub of c ulture, a hub of coexistence, a hub of bringing people t ogether." El-Gamal leads a real e state investment firm that o wns the lower Manhattan b uilding where the $100 mill ion center, known as Park51, w ould open. The plans have led to a n ational discussion over freed om of religion and the sens itivities of the relatives of S ept. 11 victims, with everyo ne from President Barack Obama and former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin weighing in. Some conservative candidates have seized on the issue as midterm elections near. But before the Brooklynborn El-Gamal was the center of attention, he had only a few modest real estate deals to his name. El-Gamal, the 37-year-old son of a Polish mother and Egyptian father, went through a rough period in his life in the early 1990s with run-ins with law enforcement. In Nassau County, just east of New York, he pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct in 1990, driving while intoxicated in 1992 and attempted petit larceny in 1993, authorities said. In Manhattan, he was arrested in 1994 on a charge of patronizing a prostitute, which was pleaded down to disorderly conduct, a violation. He also pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct after an arrest in 1998 for petty larceny, which was dropped before arraignment to possession of stolen property, and after an arrest in 1999 for trespassing. Then, in 2006, El-Gamal was sued by a tenant who said El-Gamal had roughed him up in a rent dispute, according to court records and the tenant's lawyer. The tenant, Mark Vassiliev, was subletting a Manhattan apartment from El-Gamal's brother, lawyer Erik L. Gray said. Vassiliev was about a month late on the rent when El-Gamal, his brother and another man let themselves into the apartment and began berating him in September 2005, Gray said. Vassiliev promised to pay, but ElGamal cursed at him in Arabic, spat on him and punched him in the face a couple of times, Gray said. El-Gamal's lawyer in the case had no immediate comment Monday evening, but court records show El-Gamal argued that Vassiliev had attacked him. Gray said El-Gamal was a far more physically imposing figure than the tenant and his account of being attacked by the tenant wasn't accurate. "If you were in the same room with the two of them, you could know that wasn't the case," Gray said. The case was settled in 2008, records show. Gray said El-Gamal paid Vassiliev $15,000. El-Gamal blamed his transgressions on his age at the time. "I regret many things that I did in my youth. I have not always led a perfect life," ElGamal said in a statement. "My faith teaches me every day about humility. I have been humbled by my imperfections. But my faith also teaches me about forgiveness. While I might not be proud of some of my actions in the past, I am extremely proud of the Park51 project and what it will mean to thousands of New Yorkers of all faiths and denominations who live in Lower Manhattan." Developer behind NYC mosque talks about his vision Diane Bondareff/MCT Mosque opponent Andy Sullivan, left, records a discussion with mosque supporter Matt Sky at the site of the proposed mosque and Islamic center on Park Place near ground zero in New York. Associated PressWASHINGTON T he FBI probe of two m en arrested in Amsterda m after suspicious item s turned up in one of t he men's luggage is findin g they were probably not o n a test run for a future te rror attack, a U.S. offici al said Tuesday, castin g doubt on earlier sugge stions even as Dut ch authorities held the pa ir on suspicion of consp iring to commit a terror ist act. The U.S. does n ot expect to charge the me n, a law enforcement of ficial said. The two m en arrested in Amsterdam both traveling to Yem en did not know ea ch other and were not trave ling together, a U.S. go vernment official said. The officials spoke to The Associated Press o n condition of anonymity to discuss the investigation The Amsterdam arres ts came at a time of heigh tened alert less than tw o weeks before the nin th anniversary of the Sep t. 11, 2001 terror attack s. Before officials beg an casting doubt on the te st run theory, FBI agen ts were chasing down lea ds in Detroit, Birmingham Ala.; and Memphi s, Tenn., a law enforceme nt official said. Earlier, U.S. officia ls said they were investiga ting whether the two m en had been conducting a dry run for a potential te rrorist attack. But as t he probe evolved, officia ls said that appeared unlik ely. AP source: Unlikely that 2 men plotting terror attack Associated PressDETROIT For years, Americans s hopping for cars were treated to all s orts of deals and incentives, espec ially at the end of summer. Think C ash for Clunkers, which paid up to $ 4,500, or promotions that offered e mployee discounts to everyone. Those days are over. Deals are getting more scarce because automakers, newly lean and profitable, are holding the line on those profit-eating promotions. In July, they offered $1,000 less in incentives per car than a year earlier, according to Edmunds.com. And with no one expecting the government to offer a repeat of the Clunkers program, get ready for fewer discounts on your next car. "This may be as good as it gets, and get used to it," says Jeff Schuster, the executive director of forecasting for J.D. Power and Associates. As a result, U.S. auto sales are at a standstill, with potential buyers waiting for more deals but automakers resisting. The industry expects this to be the worst August in 18 years, with sales barely over 1 million cars and trucks. Sales are expected to fall 3 percent from July. August usually sees strong sales as automakers offer deals to clear out the lots for new models. In August 2007, before the recession, automakers sold nearly 1.5 million new cars and trucks. Last August, when sales were at a 30-year low, the government came to the rescue. No deal: buyers will see fewer discounts for new cars this fall

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Mark Marlin Moree, 20, of Sebring, arrested on a misdemeanor warrant, arraignment for battery, touch or strike. Francisco Miguel Pedro, 43, of Sebring, was charged with consumption of an alcoholic beverage upon public property. Robert Charles Pressley, 53, of Sebring, was charged with possession of cocaine. Tammy Michelle Rich, 41, of Lake Placid, was charged with battery, causing bodily harm. Antonio Jimenez Sanchez, 27, of Sebring, was charged with operating motor vehicle without valid license. Ralph Lee Schrader, 45, of Port St. Lucie, was charged on a Polk County warrant for stalking. Marco Tulio Villanueva, 43, of Palatka, was charged with possession of marijuana, not more than 20 grams. Kevin Lee Warren, 23, of Sebring, was arrested on a misdemeanor warrant, failure to appear, pre-trial conference for battery; and misdemeanor warrant, failure to appear, pre-trial conference for restricting or obstructing officer without violence. The following people were booked into the Highlands County Jail on Friday, August 27: Natacha Alvarado, 29, of Sebring, was charged with damaging property, criminal mischief. Nicholas William Beitz, 35, of Avon Park, was charged with damaging property, criminal mischief. William Gene Cannon, 47, of Sebring, was charged with possession of marijuana, not more than 20 grams; and possession of drug equipment and/or use. Steven Dean Craig, 55, of Sebring, was charged with possession of controlled substance without prescription; possession of cocaine; and possession of drug equipment and/or use. Kathryn Lynn Drake, 47, of Lake Placid, was charged with domestic violence or battery, touch or strike. Sandra Ann Fellhauer, 46, of Tampa, was arrested on a felony warrant for possession of methamphetamine. Luiz Carlos Freitas, 47, of Sebring, was arrested on a misdemeanor warrant for contempt of court, non-support. James Carlton Jenkins, 49, of Sebring, was arrested on a misdemeanor warrant, failure to appear for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, first offense. Brittany Kramer, 21, of Sebring, was charged with domestic violence or battery, touch or strike; and domestic violence or simple assault, intent threat to do violence. Gregory David Luce, 46, of Sebring,was arrested on a misdemeanor warrant, failure to appear, failed to pay fine for violating Game and Fish rules. Yesenia Elsie MerizaldeWatts, was charged with resisting officer, obstruction without violence. Cruz Ruiz Rangel, 38, of Frostproof, Immigration Code Enforcement for municipal ordinance violation. Jeffrey Richard Rohlfing, 51, of Elgin, Ill., was charged with domestic violence or battery, touch or strike. Marcella Jeanette Sowards, 38, of Sebring, was charged with possession of controlled substance without prescription. Amanda Olivia Stephens, 22, of Avon Park, was arrested on a misdemeanor warrant, failure to appear, failed pre-payment plan for petit, retail theft; and misdemeanor warrant, failure to appear, failed pre-payment plan for giving false name to law enforcement. Joseph Walker, 36, of Sebring, was charged with possession of cocaine; and possession of marijuana, not more than 20 grams. Roy Shenandoah Weeks, 28, of Avon Park, was charged with domestic violence or aggravated assault, with deadly weapon without intent to kill; and larceny or petit theft, second degree, second offense. Continued from page 2A et, which has already been approved, a cursory glance. He promised to take a long and closer look at financial after he has met the staff. "I look forward to meeting everyone and getting to know them on a personal basis. And then I want to meet with all of the constitutional officers," Zwayer said after the ceremony. "I have looked at the budget, but not as the tax collector yet. I am going to look for ways in which we can trim costs and increase efficiencies. I want to get up to speed as quickly as possible without disrupting to good job the office is already doing," Zwayer said. Continued from page 1A Additionally, a Clerk of C ourts audit of the asphalt p lant, which was under the d irection of Wheeler, s howed several discrepanc ies in the way the financial a spect and fund accounting o f the plant was being kept. The audit also showed an o perating loss of more than $ 1 million for the first year. The Wheeler and G orman investigation b egan after ex-County A dministrator Michael W right, who had ordered W heeler to fire Gorman a nd Landfill Mechanic Carl B eckman, was terminated. Helms started his own i nvestigation on June 15. Logs from the landfill t hat track the comings and g oings of employees show t hat Gorman and Beckman w ere leaving and returning t o the landfill at different t imes than they were putt ing down on their time c ards, many times taking u p to 90 minutes for lunch a nd writing down just 30 m inutes. Beckman's time cards a lso show that he was gett ing overtime on a regular b asis, something that the c ashstrapped county c ould not afford. Wright's memo to Wheeler claimed that Beckman was repairing personal vehicles in the county facility, something which is also prohibited. In a report given to Helms on July 30 from Community Services Division Director June Fisher, statements from 15 landfill employees showed personal knowledge that Beckman regularly repaired vehicles at the landfill that were not owned by the county, and that several employees had paid Beckman for their repairs. Wheeler defended Beckman in his response to Wright by stating that Beckman was not doing repairs on county time, only using the concrete pad and not using county tools for the repairs. Wheeler also stated in his memo to Wright that he would "look into the charges" of time card fraud and that Beckman and Gorman were spending the extra time talking about "county business" during their lunches together. Wheeler was contacted for comment via cell phone on Monday, but had not returned the call at press time. Continued from page 1A There are several routes of varying lengths: 62 miles, 31 miles, 20 miles and 12 miles. This way children may take part, and novice adults as well as seasoned riders. All the routes showcase Highlands County's natural beauty, running on back roads that spin out over rolling hills, and alongside sparkling lakes. There will be ice cream socials and poker runs to both cool things off and spice things up. On Sunday there is a special 100-mile ride going all the way north to Bok Tower. The routes, which will be clearly marked, have rest stops along the way that are "deliciously stocked" organizers say. Be prepared to roll regardless of the weather, this is a rain or shine event. Everyone 6 years and older is welcome. Participants may chose to ride one day, or all three. Registration is possible each morning of the event. The price includes three meals a day. The three-day registration fee is $100 for adults, $65 for teens and $45 for children from 6-12. Single-day registration is $40 for Friday and Saturday, $50 for Sunday. For more information go to bike@kenilworth.com or call the Lodge at 385-0111. Continued from page 1A Courtesy photo Riders string out along a local road during last year's Tour of Sebring event. Bikes will flock to area roads this weekend Zwayer sworn in POLICEBLOTTER triple bypass surgery in 2009, Humphrey sold her car when she lost faith in her ability to drive safely. She was one of the people who was instrumental in making the Humane Society a no-kill shelter and in creating spaying and neutering programs. "She was very much a no-nonsense person who knew what needed to be done. She wasn't afraid to speak her mind," said Clark, who admitted to being a little afraid of her when they first met. "It was an unforgettable experience meeting her when she was passionate about something," Clark said. John Merder, who volunteered with Humphrey closely over the years, said, "Betty was quite a lady. A real spark plug. On her own she would put together baskets of goodies to raffle (on behalf of the animals), and made sure animals got to special adopting events. She wouldn't leave me alone until I adopted a dog a wonderful dog as it turned out. She was the kind of person it was easy to say yes to, hard to say no." Carleene Humphrey said her mother "always had to busy. She celebrated life and loved music. Every morning her radio would be on. If there was no radio, she'd whistle." Humphrey and her husband Carl owned and operated two filling stations in Indiana until Carl had a heart attack and had to retire. They moved to Highlands County in 197 2, where Humphrey took ca re of Carl at home, seeing hi m through pancreatic canc er before he died in 1997. One of her parent s' dreams had been to open an animal shelter, Carlee ne Humphrey said. That nev er happened, but after Car l's death, one of the fir st things Humphrey did w as volunteer at the Huma ne Society, eventually joinin g its board. "After my father died it was like she sprang wings ," said her daughter. Humphrey's death cam e as a shock to both h er friends and family becau se she did not tell anyo ne when cancer was found in her lungs and esophagus. "She was selective abo ut what she told me," sa id Carleene Humphrey, It seemed like a surpri se because she kept so mu ch back. When she did say s he was sick I knew somethin g was bad." After a short stay in t he hospital and a few days at home Humphrey entered a nursing home because s he was in considerable pain. Her last days we re peaceful, however, h er daughter said. The family is still ma king arrangements for a cel ebration of life ceremony. They ask anyone inte rested in making a memori al donation to do so on beha lf of the Humane Society of Highlands County Inc. Continued from page 1A Landfill issues continue to surface Humphrey was an untiring volunteer Classified Ads € 385-6155 NEWS-SUN The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN

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CLASSIFIEDS IN THECIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 08-1058 GCS GMAC MORTGAGE, LLC PLAINTIFF -VSJOSE LUIS PIVERO A/K/A JOSE L. PINERO; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JOSE LUIS PIVERO A/K/A JOSE L. PINERO, IF ANY; YRENE MATO; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF YRENE MATO, IF ANY; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC.; JOHN DOE AND JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION DEFENDANT(S) NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated June 24, 2010, entered in Civil Case No. 08-1058 GCS of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, SEBRING, Florida, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash atJURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, BASEMENTat the HIGHLANDS County Courthouse located at 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUEin SEBRING, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 7th day of September, 2010 the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment, to-wit: THE NORTH 1/2 OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF THE NE 1/4 OF THE NW 1/4 OF THE NE 1/4, LESS AND EXCEPT ROAD RIGHT OF WAY OFF THE EAST SIDE THEREOF, IN SECTION 24, TOWNSHIP 35 SOUTH, RANGE 29 EAST, HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 9th day of August, 2010. ROBERT W. GERMAINE, CLERK Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Annette E. Daff Deputy Clerk THE LAW OFFICES OF DAVID J. STERN, P.A. ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF 900 SOUTH PINE ISLAND ROAD SUITE 400 Plantation, FL 33324-3920 (954) 233-8000 08-85578(FM)(GMAP) August 25; September 1, 2010 IN THECIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 28-2009-CA-001695 GMAC MORTGAGE, LLC PLAINTIFF -VSDAVID ALLEN TAYLOR; LYNNE STAFFORD TAYLOR; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; JOHN DOE AND JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION DEFENDANT(S) NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated July 12, 2010, entered in Civil Case No. 282009-CA-001695 of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, SEBRING, Florida, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash atJURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, BASEMENTat the HIGHLANDS County Courthouse located at 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUEin SEBRING, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 16th day of September, 2010 the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 13792, LOT 13793 AND LOT 13794, OF AVON PARK LAKES, UNIT NO. 43, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 90, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 11th day of August, 2010. ROBERT W. GERMAINE, CLERK Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Annette E. Daff Deputy Clerk THE LAW OFFICES OF DAVID J. STERN, P.A. ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF 900 SOUTH PINE ISLAND ROAD SUITE 400 Plantation, FL 33324-3920 (954) 233-8000 09-81480 GMAP September 1, 8, 2010 Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated August 9, 2010, and entered in Case No. 09001754GCS, of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida. BANK UNITED is Plaintiff and MARJORIE A. FRANCIS AKA MARJORIE FRANCIS; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MARJORIE A. FRANCIS AKA MARJORIE FRANCIS; UNKNOWN PERSON #1 IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; UNKNOWN PERSONS #2 IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, are defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash IN THEJURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENTOF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE LOCATED AT430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FL, IN HIGHLANDS COUNTY, at 11:00 a.m. on the 14th day of September, 2010, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 25, IN BLOCK 212, OF LEISURE LAKES SECTION FOURTEEN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 67, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 9th day of August, 2010. ROBERT W. GERMAINE, CLERK As Clerk of said Court By: /s/ Annette E. Daff As Deputy Clerk This notice is provided pursuant to Administrative Order No. 2.065. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled at no cost to you, to provisions of certain assistance. Please contact the Court Administrator at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870, Phone No. (863) 534-4690 within 2 working days of your receipt of this notice or pleading; if you are hearing impaired, call 1800-955-8771 (TDD); if you are voice impaired, call 1-800-995-8770 (V) (Via Florida Relay Services). September 1, 8, 2010 1050Legals IN THECIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 09001754GCS BANK UNITED, PLAINTIFF -VSMARJORIE A. FRANCIS AKA MARJORIE FRANCIS; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MARJORIE A. FRANCIS AKA MARJORIE FRANCIS; UNKNOWN PERSON #1 IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; UNKNOWN PERSONS #2 IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, DEFENDANT(S) NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a IN THECIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 28-2009-CA-001011 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. PLAINTIFF -VSGLORIA MARTINEZ; GERMAN MENDEZ; GLORIA CALDERON; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF GLORIA CALDERON, ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; JOHN DOE AND JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION DEFENDANT(S) NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated August 9, 2010, entered in Civil Case No. 28-2009-CA-001011 of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, SEBRING, Florida, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash atJURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, BASEMENTat the HIGHLANDS County Courthouse located at 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUEin SEBRING, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 8th day of September, 2010 the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 27, BLOCK 51, PLACID LAKES SECTION SIX, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 68, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 9th day of August, 2010. ROBERT W. GERMAINE, CLERK Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Annette E. Daff Deputy Clerk THE LAW OFFICES OF DAVID J. STERN, P.A. ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF 900 SOUTH PINE ISLAND ROAD SUITE 400 Plantation, FL 33324-3920 (954) 233-8000 09-57967 (NATB) August 20, 27, 2010 IN THECIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 10-171-GCS AMERICAN GENERAL HOME EQUITY, INC., Plaintiff, vs. ALFREDA JACKSON; UNKNOWN SPOUSE, IF ANY, OF ALFREDA JACKSON; ANY UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS, BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST KENNEY CARNEY; deceased; JOHN DOE, Unknown Tenant(s), Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE is hereby given that the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida, will, on the 14th day of September, 2010, at 11:00 A.M. at the Highlands County Courthouse, 430 S. Commerce Ave., Jury Assembly Room in basement, Sebring, Florida offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property situated in HIGHLANDS County, Florida: The West 1/2 of the East 1/2 of Lot 2 and the East 40 feet of the East 1/2 of the West 1/2 of Lot 2, Block E, PRICE & GORHAM'S SUBDIVISION in Section 27, Township 33 South, Range 28 East avon Park as shown by Transcript Book, Page 28, Public Records of DeSoto County, Florida of which Highlands County was formerly a part. a/k/a 213 Tulane Drive, Avon Park, FL 33825 pursuant to the Final Judgment entered in a case pending in said Court, the style of which is indicated above. Any person, other than the rightful owner of the property, must le a claim to surplus funds within 60 days after the above held sale for the claim to be valid. /s/ Priscilla Michalak Clerk of Circuit Court If you are a person with a disability who needs any special accommodation to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of special assistance. Please contact Court Administration at 430 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, Florida 33870; telephone (863) 385-2581, within two working days of your receipt of this notice. If hearing impaired, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771 or Voice (V) 1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay Service. September 1, 8, 2010 sentative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice has been served must le their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE TIME OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must le their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DESCENDANT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of rst publication of this notice is: August 25, 2010. Personal Representative: DANIEL RUFF 1878 Rigby St. Montgomery, AL 36110 Attorney for Personal Representative: CLIFFORD R. RHOADES, P.A. Florida Bar No. 308714 2141 Lakeview Drive Sebring, FL 33870 Telephone: (863) 385-0346 August 25; September 1, 2010 1050Legals IN THECIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 10-310 IN RE: ESTATE OF TIMOTHY RUFF, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of TIMOTHY RUFF, deceased, whose date of death was April 12, 2010, File Number PC 10-310, is pending in the Circuit Court for HIGHLANDS County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 430 S. Commerce Avenue. The names and addresses of the personal repreIN THECIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 10-325 IN RE: ESTATE OF PATRICIA M. COOK Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of PATRICIA M. COOK, deceased, whose date of death was June 11, 2010, is pending in the Circuit Court for HIGHLANDS County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representatives and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must le their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must le their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DESCENDANT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of rst publication of this notice is September 1, 2010. Personal Representatives: /s/ Scott Richard Cook 156 Outland Drive Brevard, North Carolina 28712 /s/ Charles Robert Cook 192 Park Land Drive Lake Placid, Florida 33852 Attorney for Personal Representatives: PAMELA T. KARLSON Florida Bar No. 0017957 301 Dal Hall Boulevard Lake Placid, Florida 33852 Telephone: (863) 465-5033 Fax: (863) 465-6022 September 1, 8, 2010 IN THECIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 10-354 Division: PROBATE IN RE: ESTATE OF LARRY EUGENE CASSELS Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of LARRY EUGENE CASSELS, deceased, whose date of death was May 25th, 2010, and whose social security number is is pending in the Circuit Court for HIGHLANDS County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must le their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must le their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of rst publication of this notice is September 1, 2010. Personal Representative: DEBORAH J. CASSELS 1547 Mulberry Avenue Lake Placid, FL 33852 SHEEHAN & CELAYA, P.A. Attorneys for Personal Representative 300 Dal Hall Blvd. Lake Placid, FL 33852 Telephone: 863-465-1551 Florida Bar No. 184165 September 1, 8, 2010 Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is served within three months after the date of the rst publication of this notice must le their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent must le their claims with this court WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. The date of the rst publication of this notice is September 1, 2010. Personal Representative: /s/ Carol Jean Starbird /s/ Michael M. Disler Attorney for Personal Representative MICHAEL M. DISLER, Esquire 329 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE Sebring, Florida 33870 Florida Bar No. 606782 (863) 385-5139 September 1, 8, 2010 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 10-338 IN RE: ESTATE OF JEAN B. PARKER, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE The Administration of the estate of JEAN B. PARKER, deceased, is pending in the Circuit IN THECIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 10-324 IN RE: ESTATE OF JOHN MARSHALL FENNELL, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of JOHN MARSHALL FENNELL, deceased, whose date of death was May 1, 2010, File Number PC 10-324, is pending in the Circuit Court for HIGHLANDS County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 430 S. Commerce Avenue. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice has been served must le their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE TIME OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must le their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DESCENDANT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of rst publication of this notice is: August 25, 2010. Personal Representative: MARSHALL FENNELL P.O. Box 246 Tellico Plains, TN 37385 Attorney for Personal Representative: CLIFFORD R. RHOADES, P.A. Florida Bar No. 308714 2141 Lakeview Drive Sebring, FL 33870 Telephone: (863) 385-0346 August 25; September 1, 2010 IN THECIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION Case No: 28-2010-CA-000706 Division: WELLS FARGO BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO WACHOVIA MORTGAGE, F.S.B. F/K/A WORLD SAVINGS BANK, F.S.B., Plaintiff, -vsWILLIAM DAVOREN, et al, Defendant(s) NOTICE OF ACTION TO: WILLIAM DAVOREN LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 7340 Harding Ave. Apt. 3 Miami Beach, FL 33141-2730 CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: UNKNOWN CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in HIGHLANDS County, Florida: LOT 9, BLOCK 246, PLACID LAKES-SECTION TWENTY, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 31, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 230-232 ALEUTIAN ST. NE, LAKE PLACID, FL 33852-3420 has been led against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses within 30 days after the rst publication, if any, on Albertelli Law, plaintiff's attorney, whose address is P.O. Box 23028, Tampa, FL 33623, and le the original with this Court either before service on Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint or petition. This notice shall be published once each week for two consecutive weeks in the The NewsSun. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court on this 17th day of August, 2010. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Court By: /s/ Toni Kopp August 25; September 1, 2010 es, if any, to it, on Marinosci Law Group, P.C., Attorney for Plaintiff, whose address is 100 W. Cypress Creed Road, Suite 1045, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309 on or before September 24, 2010, a date which is within thirty (30) days after the rst publication of this Notice in THE NEWS-SUN and le the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint. This notice is provided pursuant to Administrative Order No. 2.065. IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, if you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Ofce of the Court Administrator, (863)5344690, within two (2) working days of your receipt of this (describe notice); if you are hearing or voice impaired, call TDD (863)5347777 or Florida Relay Services 711. I HEREBY CERTIFY that a true and correct copy of the foregoing Notice of Filing was mailed to all the parties in the attached mailing list. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court this 16th day of August, 2010. ROBERT W. GERMAINE, CLERK As Clerk of the Court By: /s/ Toni Kopp As Deputy Clerk 10-02551FC August 25; September 1, 2010 1050Legals IN THECIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 28-2010-CA-000724 SAXON MORTGAGE SERVICES, INC.; Plaintiff, Vs. WILLIAM J. MONTGOMERY, IF LIVING AND IF DEAD; LISA L. MONTGOMERY, IF LIVING AND IF DEAD; ARLIE C. STEPP, IF LIVING AND IF DEAD; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ARLIE C. STEPP, IF LIVING AND IF DEAD; SHEALA L. WOODS, IF LIVING AND IF DEAD; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SHEALA L. WOODS, IF LIVING AND IF DEAD; HAROLD L. STEPP, IF LIVING AND IF DEAD; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF HAROLD L. STEPP, IF LIVING AND IF DEAD, ET AL.; UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION OF THE PROPERTY, IF ANY; Defendants NOTICE OF ACTION To the following Defendant(s): WILLIAM J. MONTGOMERY Last Known Address 3440 Cindy's Lane Sebring, FL 33870 LISA L. MONTGOMERY Last Known Address 3440 Cindy's Lane Sebring, FL 33870 UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ARLIE C. STEPP Last Known Address 3440 Cindy's Lane Sebring, FL 33870 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Foreclosure of Mortgage on the following described property: THE EAST HALF OF LOT 6, CINDY'S GROVES SUBDIVISION, UNIT 1, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 12, PAGE 10, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. a/k/a 3440 CINDY'S LANE, SEBRING, FLORIDA 33870 has been led against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defensIN THECIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 28-2010-CA-000753 OCWEN LOAN SERVICING, LLC, Plaintiff, vs. JULIA L. DELMARTER; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JULIA L. DELMARTER; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANT(S), IF REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANT(S); HIGHLANDS PARK ESTATES ASSOCIATION, INC.; WHETHER DISSOLVED OR PRESENTLY EXISTING, TOGETHER WITH ANY GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, OR TRUSTEES OF SAID DEFENDANT(S) AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST DEFENDANT(S); UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION TO: JULIA L. DELMARTER; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANT(S), IF REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANT(S); Whose residence are/is unknown. YOU ARE HEREBY required to le your answer or written defenses, if any, in the above proceeding with the Clerk of this Court, and to serve a copy thereof upon the plaintiff's attorney, Law Ofces of Daniel C. Consuegra, 9204 King Palm Drive, Tampa, FL 33619-1328, telephone (813) 915-8660, facsimile (813) 9150559, within thirty days of the rst publication of this Notice, the nature of this proceeding being a suit for foreclosure of mortgage against the following described property, to wit: LOT 3, BLOCK 7, HIGHLANDS PARK ESTATES, SUBDIVISION SECTION ``F'', ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGES 95, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. If you fail to le your answer or written defenses in the above proceeding, on plaintiff's attorney, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint or Petition. DATED at Highlands County this 13th day of August, 2010. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ Lisa Tantillo Deputy Clerk In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the ASA Coordinator no later than seven (7) days prior to the proceedings. If hearing impaired, please call (800) 955-8771 (TDD) or (800) 955-8770 (voice), via Florida Relay Service. August 25; September 1, 2010 NOTICE OF ACTION TO: THE UNKNOWN SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, CREDITORS, AND ALL OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST CHARLES K. ROBINSON, DECEASED. RESIDENCES UNKNOWN YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following described property in Highlands County, Florida: LOT 11, BLOCK 487, LEISURE LAKES SECTION EIGHTEEN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 55, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. has been led against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on SMITH, HIATT & DIAZ, P.A., Plaintiff's attorneys, whose address is 2691 East Oakland Park Blvd., Suite 303, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33306, within 30 days from rst date of publication, and le the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiff's attorneys or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint or petition. DATED on August 16, 2010. ROBERT W. GERMAINE, CLERK As Clerk of the Court By: /s/ Toni Kopp As Deputy Clerk In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, persons needing special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the Clerk of the Court not later than ve business days prior to the proceeding at the Highlands County Courthouse, Telephone 863-386-6565 or 1-800955-8770 via Florida Relay Service. August 25; September 1, 2010 1050Legals IN THECIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 282010CA000535XXXXXX GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC, Plaintiff, -vsTHE UNKNOWN SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, CREDITORS, AND ALL OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST CHARLES K. ROBINSON, DECEASED; et al., Defendants. IN THECIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 09000750GCS CITIFINANCIAL SERVICES, INC., ATTORNEYIN-FACT FOR WASHINGTON MUTUAL FINANCE, LLC, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BLAZER FINANCIAL SERVICES, INC. OF FLORIDA, Plaintiff, vs. UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, TRUSTEES OF MARY HUBBARD, DECEASED; ROBERT F. HUBBARD, HEIR; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ROBERT F. HUBBARD, HEIR; CATHERINE POWELL, HEIR; CHRISTINA L. SMITH, HEIR; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANT(S), IF REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANT(S); UNITED STATES OF AMERICA; WHETHER DISSOLVED OR PRESENTLY EXISTING, TOGETHER WITH ANY GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, OR TRUSTEES OF SAID DEFENDANT(S) AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST DEFENDANT(S); UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION TO: UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, TRUSTEES OF MARY HUBBARD, DECEASED Whose residence are/is unknown. YOU ARE HEREBY required to le your answer or written defenses, if any, in the above proceeding with the Clerk of this Court, and to serve a copy thereof upon the plaintiff's attorney, Law Ofces of Daniel C. Consuegra, 9204 King Palm Drive, Tampa, FL 33619-1328, telephone (813) 915-8660, facsimile (813) 9150559, within thirty days of the rst publication of this Notice, the nature of this proceeding being a suit for foreclosure of mortgage against the following described property, to wit: LOT 75, BLOCK 19, SUN N LAKE ESTATES OF SEBRING, UNIT 2, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGES 48, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. If you fail to le your answer or written defenses in the above proceeding, on plaintiff's attorney, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint or Petition. DATED at Highlands County this 13th day of August, 2010. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ Lisa Tantillo Deputy Clerk In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the ASA Coordinator no later than seven (7) days prior to the proceedings. If hearing impaired, please call (800) 955-8771 (TDD) or (800) 955-8770 (voice), via Florida Relay Service. August 25; September 1, 2010 1050Legals 1000 Announcements Subscribe to the News-Sun Call 385-6155 Classied ads get fast results www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, September 1, 2010Page 9A

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ALL LYING AND BEING IN LOT 1, BLOCK 7, SECTION 15, TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH, RANGE 28 EAST, HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida at 11:00 AM, on September 7, 2010. DATED THIS 6th DAY OF AUGUST, 2010. Any person claiming an interest in the 1050LegalsIN THECIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 09001791GCS OCWEN LOAN SERVICING, LLC, Plaintiff, vs. JULIO N. MATOS; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JULIO N. MATOS; NORMA E. MATOS; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF NORMA E. MATOS; AUGUSTIN L. MATOS; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF AUGUSTIN L. MATOS; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANT(S), IF REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANT(S); UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-styled cause, in the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida, I will sell the property situate in Highlands County, Florida, described as: UNIT 3-C, THE MANORS: COMMENCE der, for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida at 11:00 AM, on September 7, 2010. DATED THIS 6th DAY OF AUGUST, 2010. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Witness, my hand and seal of this court on the 6th day of August, 2010. CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ Annette E. Daff Deputy Clerk Law Ofces of Daniel C. Consuegra 9204 King Palm Drive Tampa, FL 33619-1328 Attorneys for Plaintiff In accordance with the American with Disabilities Act of 1990, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the ASA Coordinator no later than seven (7) days prior to the proceedings. If hearing impaired, please call (800) 955-9771 (TDD) or (800) 955-8770 (voice), via Florida Relay Service. August 25; September 1, 2010 1050Legals IN THECIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 09001753GCS OCWEN LOAN SERVICING, LLC, Plaintiff, vs. JOSE M. GOMEZ; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JOSE M. GOMEZ; CHRISTINA A. ALVAREZ A/K/A CHRISTINA ALVAREZ; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF CHRISTINA A. ALVAREZ A/K/A CHRISTINA ALVAREZ; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANT(S), IF REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANT(S); UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-styled cause, in the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida, I will sell the property situate in Highlands County, Florida, described as: LOT 6, BLOCK 201, SUN N LAKES ESTATES, SECTION 18, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 87, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. at public sale, to the highest and best bidIN THECIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 09001778GCS OCWEN LOAN SERVICING, LLC, Plaintiff, vs. CURTIS DANIEL GROFF; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF CURTIS DANIEL GROFF; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANT(S), IF REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANT(S); HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK; WHETHER DISSOLVED OR PRESENTLY EXISTING, TOGETHER WITH ANY GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, OR TRUSTEES OF SAID DEFENDANT(S) AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST DEFENDANT(S); UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-styled cause, in the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida, I will sell the property situate in Highlands County, Florida, described as: LOT 4, BLOCK 12, AVOCADO PARK, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 62, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida at 11:00 AM, on September 7, 2010. DATED THIS 6th DAY OF AUGUST, 2010. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Witness, my hand and seal of this court on the 6th day of August, 2010. CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ Annette E. Daff Deputy Clerk Law Ofces of Daniel C. Consuegra 9204 King Palm Drive Tampa, FL 33619-1328 Attorneys for Plaintiff In accordance with the American with Disabilities Act of 1990, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the ASA Coordinator no later than seven (7) days prior to the proceedings. If hearing impaired, please call (800) 955-9771 (TDD) or (800) 955-8770 (voice), via Florida Relay Service. August 25; September 1, 2010 IN THECIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 09001758GCS OCWEN LOAN SERVICING, LLC, Plaintiff, vs. BRENT HAMMONS A/K/A BRENT D. HAMMONS; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF BRENT HAMMONS A/K/A BRENT D. HAMMONS; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANT(S), IF REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANT(S); AQUA FINANCE, INC.; WHETHER DISSOLVED OR PRESENTLY EXISTING, TOGETHER WITH ANY GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, OR TRUSTEES OR SAID DEFENDANT(S) AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, OR AGAINST DEFENDANT(S); UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-styled cause, in the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida, I will sell the property situate in Highlands County, Florida, described as: LOT 7, BLOCK 34, UNIT 15, OF ORANGE BLOSSOM COUNTRY CLUB COMMUNITY UNIT 13 THROUGH 19, INCLUSIVE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 10, PAGE 6, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida at 11:00 AM, on September 14, 2010. DATED THIS 13th DAY OF JULY, 2010. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Witness, my hand and seal of this court on the 13th day of July, 2010. CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk Law Ofces of Daniel C. Consuegra 9204 King Palm Drive Tampa, FL 33619-1328 Attorneys for Plaintiff In accordance with the American with Disabilities Act of 1990, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the ASA Coordinator no later than seven (7) days prior to the proceedings. If hearing impaired, please call (800) 955-9771 (TDD) or (800) 955-8770 (voice), via Florida Relay Service. September 1, 8, 2010 August 25; September 1, 2010 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CASE NO.: 2009-CA-001711 CIVIL DIVISION NATIONAL CITY MORTGAGE CO., A DIVISION OF NATIONAL CITY BANK PLAINTIFF, -VSCHARLES HARRY LINDSAY, JR. a/k/a CHARLES H. LINDSAY AND TAMRA L. LINDSAY, HIS WIFE. DEFENDANTS. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Of Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated August 10, 2010, entered in Civil Case No. 2009-CA-001711, of the Circuit Court of the 10TH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida, wherein NATIONAL CITY MORTGAGE CO., A DIVISION OF NATIONAL CITY BANK, PLAINTIFF and CHARLES HARRY LINDSAY, JR. a/k/a CHARLES H. LINDSAY AND TAMRA L. LINDSAY, HIS WIFE are defendant(s), I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE LOCATED AT 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FLORIDA AT 11:00 A.M. on September 7, 2010, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: LOTS 15 AND 16, IN BLOCK 10, OF ORANGE BLOSSOM ESTATES UNIT NO. 4, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 44, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. IF YOU ARE PERSON WITH A DISABILITY WHO NEED ANY ACCOMMODATION IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROCEEDING, YOU ARE ENTITLED, AT NO COST TO YOU, TO THE PROVISION OF CERTAIN ASSISTANCE. PLEASE CONTACT COURT ADMINISTRATION AT 430 S. COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FLORIDA 33870, TELEPHONE (941) 386-6617, WITHIN TWO (2) WORKING DAYS OF YOUR RECEIPT OF THIS NOTICE; IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL: 1-800955-8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED, CALL: 1-800-955-8770. DATED at SEBRING, Florida, this 10th day of August, 2010. ROBERT W. GERMAINE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT HIGHLANDS County, Florida By: /s/ Annette E. Daff Deputy Clerk 09-155621 IN THECIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: GC 09-1792 CARLA RENEE BENNETT, PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE ESTATE OF DAVID L. MARSH, DECEASED Plaintiff(s) vs. RALPH V. THOMPSON and AILEEN M. THOMPSON, husband and wife Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a nal decree of foreclosure entered in the above entitled cause in the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida, I will sell the property situate in Highlands County, Florida described as: The South Half of Lot 2, in Block 4, LESS the East 30 feet thereof; ALSO the South 20 feet of the North Half of the West 90 feet of Lot 2, in Block 4; ALSO the West 6.00 feet of the East 30.00 feet of Lot 2, in Block 4, LESS the North 135.00 feet thereof; All parcels being in the TOWN OF AVON PARK, Section 22, Township 33 South, Range 28 East, as per plat recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 58, Public Records of DeSoto County, Florida, now Highlands County, which was formerly a part of DeSoto County. at public sale, to the highest and best bidder for cash, at the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue in Sebring, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 17th day of September, A.D. 2010. WITNESS my hand ofcial seal of this Honorable Court, this 17th day of August, A.D. 2010. ROBERT W. GERMAINE As Clerk of said Circuit Court By: /s/ Annette E. Daff Deputy Clerk August 25; September 1, 2010 IN THECIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: GC 10-390 CARLA RENEE BENNETT, PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE ESTATE OF DAVID L. MARSH, DECEASED Plaintiff(s) vs. JULIO D. MAURA and MARIA C. MAURA, husband and wife, and FRANCISCO FERRER and MIDFLORIDA FEDERAL CREDIT UNION Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a nal decree of foreclosure entered in the above entitled cause in the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida, I will sell the property situate in Highlands County, Florida described as: Lots 3,4,5,6,7,8, and the East 17 feet of Lot 9, Block B, LESS SR 64 right of way AND Onehalf a closed road contiguous to the East 17 fee of Lot 9, all in WEST AVON PARK MAHAN SYNDICATE SUBDIVISION, as recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 68A, Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. at public sale, to the highest and best bidder for cash, at the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue in Sebring, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 17th day of September, A.D. 2010. WITNESS my hand ofcial seal of this Honorable Court, this 17th day of August, A.D. 2010. ROBERT W. GERMAINE As Clerk of said Circuit Court By: /s/ Annette E. Daff Deputy Clerk August 25; September 1, 2010 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 09001512GCS LOANCARE, A DIVISION OF FNF SERVICING, INC., PLAINTIFF, VS. MATTHEW P. EURES, ET AL. DEFENDANT(S). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated June 4, 2010 in the above action, I will sell to the highest bidder for cash at Highlands, Florida, on September 14, 2010, at 11:00 A.M., at Basement of courthouse in Jury Assembly Room 430 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL 33870 for the following described property: Lot 31, Block 29, of Lake Haven Estates Section Two, according to the Plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 7, Page(s) 61, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. The Court, in its discretion, may enlarge the time of the sale. Notice of the changed time of sale shall e published as provided herein. DATED: June 8, 2010 Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Annette E. Daff Deputy Clerk of the Court September 1, 8, 2010 1050Legals IN THECIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 28-2009-CA-001165 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. Plaintiff, vs. JESUS GALVAN AND REGINA PRADO A/K/A REGINA PRADO GALVAN AND UNKNOWN TENANTS/OWNERS, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given, pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure for Plaintiff entered in this cause on August 9, 2010, in the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Highlands County, Florida described as: THE NORTHERLY HALF OF LOT 6, LOT 7 AND LOT 8, BLOCK 191, OF WOODLAWN TERRACE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 96, OF THE PUBIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGINNING AT THE NORTHEASTERLY CORNER OF LOT 6, OF BLOCK 191, OF WOODLAWN TERRACE, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 96, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE IN A SOUTHWESTERLY DIRECTION ALONG THE NORTHWESTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY OF EDGEMOOR AVENUE A DISTANCE OF 74.94 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE IN A NORTHWESTERLY DIRECTION PARALLEL TO BELLEVUE AVENUE A DISTANCE OF 150 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE IN A NORTHEASTERLY DIRECTION PARALLEL TO EDGEMOOR AVENUE A DISTANCE OF 74.94 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE IN A SOUTHEASTERLY DIRECTION WITH THE SOUTHWESTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY TO BELLEVUE AVENUE, A DISTANCE OF 150 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. and commonly known as: 802 EDGEMOOR AVE., SEBRING, FL 33870; including the building, appurtenances, and xtures located therein, at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, Sales are held in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, on September 14, 2010, at 11 A.M. Any persons claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 9th day of August, 2010. Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Annette E. Daff September 1, 8, 2010 IN THECIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 10-534 GCS SEACOAST NATIONAL BANK, Plaintiff, vs. MICHAEL SRBEK; YVONNA SRBEK A/K/A YVONA SRBEK; JOHN DOE, UNKNOWN TENANT; AND JANE DOE, UNKNOWN TENANT, the names being ctitious to account for parties in possession, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated August 9, 2010, entered in Case No. 10-534-GCS in the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands county, Florida wherein Seacoast National Bank is Plaintiff and Michael Srbek and Yvonna Srbek a/k/a Yvona Srbek are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Jury Assembly Room, Highlands County Courthouse, 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870 at 11:00 am on the 13th day of September, 2010, the following described property Highlands County, Florida: A strip of land situated on the South side of State Road 70 and as particularly described on a plat thereof made by R.E. Willis, County Surveyor, dated May 12, 1959, and particularly described as follows: From angle point #7 on Government Meander Line in Section 26, Township 37 South, Range 33 East, run thence S 53 20' W along the meander line 90.35 feet to the point of beginning; thence N 20 02'45'' W a distance of 541.32 feet more or less to the Southerly right of way of State Road #70; thence N 89 16'45'' W along right of way line 417.40 feet to a point; thence S 20 02'45'' E parallel to the East boundary of tract a distance of 735.35 feet more or less; thence N 69 57'15'' E to right of way angles a distance of 393.86 feet; thence N 20 02'45'' W a distance of 55.85 feet to the point of beginning, being a part of Government Lots 1 and 4 in Section 26, Township 37 South, Range 33 East, and being a part of Tract B Subdivision of Section 26, Township 37 South, Range 33 East, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 58, Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 9th day of September, 2010. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ Annette E. Daff DEPUTY CLERK September 1, 8, 2010 IN THECIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 28-2009-CA-001840 SUNTRUST MORTGAGE, INC. PLAINTIFF -VSALOSIOUS KALATHUNGAL; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ALOSIOUS KALATHUNGAL, N/K/A MIMI KALATHUNGAL; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; JOHN DOE AND JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION DEFENDANT(S) NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated August 11, 2010, entered in Civil Case No. 28-2009-CA-001840 of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, SEBRING, Florida, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash atJURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, BASEMENTat the HIGHLANDS County Courthouse located at 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUEin SEBRING, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 16th day of September, 2010 the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 25, BLOCK 26, OF PLACID LAKES SECTION THREE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 63, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 11th day of August, 2010. ROBERT W. GERMAINE, CLERK Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Annette E. Daff Deputy Clerk THE LAW OFFICES OF DAVID J. STERN, P.A. ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF 900 SOUTH PINE ISLAND ROAD SUITE 400 Plantation, FL 33324-3920 (954) 233-8000 09-89720(SUN)(FHLMC) September 1, 8, 2010 1050Legals Page 10ANews-SunWednesday, September 1, 2010www.newssun.com

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REGISTRATION SPECIALIST Full-time,year-roundpositionresponsibleforprocessing allregistrationsandcoordinatingadmissionsinformation withtheRegistration/RecordsOfficestaff.Highschool diplomaorequivalencypreferred.Advancedsecretarial trainingrequired.Associatesorhigherdegreepreferred. Threeyearsoffull-timeclerical/secretarialorstudent recordsexperiencerequired.Experienceincomputer operationsandcommunitycollegeadmissions/ registrationworkpreferred.Substantialcomputer relatedexperiencerequired.Abilitytotypeproficiently required.Startingsalaryrange:$21,484-$22,700. plusacomprehensivebenefitspackage,including retirement,health/lifeinsurance,andvacation/sick leave.Applicationdeadline:5p.m.,9/2/10.Pleasevisit ourwebsiteformoreinformation.EQUAL ACCESS/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/VETERANSPREFERENCE600 West College Drive Avon Park, FL 33825 (863)784-7132 € FAX (863) 784-7497 E-MAIL: jobs@southflorida.edu www.southflorida.edu/hr NEEDED Outside Sales PersonPart Time Position in Circulation Sales Hours vary. Background check and drug test are required. Must have a valid drivers license, insurance and dependable vehicle.Please stop by the NEWS-SUNat 2227 US 27 S. to fill out application. 2008 CHEVYCOBALT 4-door with spoiler, great AC, On-Star, hands-free communications, excellent condition. $9,995. 863-273-4235 1999 CADALLICSEVILLE SEDAN Gold, 4.7 liter engine, 32 valve, low mileage EXCELLENT CONDITION! Equipped with Northstar. 863-699-0045 9450Automotive for Sale 9000 Transportation 8000 Recreation SHIHTZU PUPPIESblack & white, 5 months old, 2 males. Have had rabie s vaccine, $300, each. Call 863-382-3808. PEDIGREED Rabbits and Chickens for the fair. Call Michelle 863-314-0238 NOTICEFlorida statute 585.195 states that all dogs and cats sold in Florida must be at least eight weeks old, have an ofcial health certicate and proper shots and be free of intestinal and external parasites. GRANDMA WANTSsmall, female, olde r dog to Love. 863-453-4396 7520Pets & Supplies SEBRING -414 CAPRI ST FRI-SATSUN, SEPT 3-4-5 7AM ?. Household items, appliances, clothing. Too Much To list! SEBRING 1716Wareld Place, Fri SatSun, Sept. 3, 4, & 5, 7AM 3PM. craft supplies, tools, atiques, household items, clothing, misc furniture. Too much to list. LAKE PLACIDESTATE SALE -12 1 Danbar Dr.1/2 mile behind Sweetbay. F ri & Sat, 9/3 & 9/4, 8AM 4PM. Count ry dropleaf table w/ 4 Ladder back Rus h chairs, maple dresser, desks, painte d secretary/hutch, leather chair, uprig ht piano, antique pump organ, garde n pottery, WWII paper, unusual art & cra ft items, studio pottery collection, ladie s petite X dresses. Much More. No ear ly Sales. Rain or Shine. LAKE PLACIDMOVING SALE 1 Heron's Landing Dr., off US 27, to Heartland Blvd to Heron's Landing Dr. (behind Publix across from Post Ofce) Aug 29th Sept. 12th, 8am-? Entire contents of home being sold at GREAT PRICES! A MUST SEE! Furniture, Kitchen, Clothing, & LOTS MORE!! Call Libby for directions/questions @ 863-699-2899 ESTATE SALE107 Eva Stbehind Village Inn Fri-Sat-Sun 9/3-9/4-9/5 8AM-? Beds, china cabinet, tv cabinet, sofa & chair, TV, household items, washer & dryer. Too Much To List. BRAND NEWFull size latex foam mattress w/ used box spring.$300, Sony sur round sound system. $250, recliner $100, sofa & loveseat $300. Call 863-202-0041 7320Garage & Yard Sales WINDSURF SAILGood Condition, Ca n be used for dinghy. $25 863-465-7554 WEDDING DRESSWhite, tattered, laces, crystals. $65 863-471-0446 or 863-381-4340 WALKER W/wheels folds up $20 863-441-4418 WALKER -different settings, was $60 ex. cond. $45 863-385-1615 SOFA -off white $50 863-304-1419 SCOPE -Redeld Frontier 2x7X32mm $100 863-655-5600 ROOFING GUNPorter Cable Nails up to 1 3/4''. Very Good Condition. $100. 863-873-3801 RECLINER CLOTHchocolate brown, 18 months old, non-smoking, good condition. $100 863-513-0527 PATIO CHAIRS(2) steel frame, with foam cushions. Good condition $100 Call after 4PM. 863-385-6433 PATIO CHAIR STEELframe, with foam cushion. Good condition. $50 Cal l after 4PM. 863-385-6433 LUGGAGE 3pc. hard sided, Samsonite $10 863-314-9209 LAWNMOWER ELECTRIC$35 863-414-4557 KENNEL -collapsible, cloth type, origina l cost $80, like new for $20 863-414-4557 GAS CAN5 gallon Galvanized. $ 15 863-314-9209 DRILL -Milwaukee Heavy Duty, cordles s w/ case. $100. 863-873-3801 DIGITAL RECEIVERT.V. Box. $10 863-452-0903 COMPUTER MONITORLCD 15 $25 863-414-6296 COMMODE -Stationar toilt chair/ seat ex. wide/ lg size, adjustible, was $220, like new, excl. cond. $100 863-385-1615 BED DOUBLEsize, good comdition $75 863-304-1419 7310Bargain Buys RETRACTABLE AWNING24 ft long, (buyer must remove). $500. & Troy-Bilt generator, new in box. $350 863-699-9340 or 863-840-3217 LIFT -CHAIR 3-way recliner, with battery backup. New for information call 863-273-9471 7300Miscellaneous YAMAHA SYNTHESIZERKeyboard. Model MOTIF6. $695 obo. Call anytime. 863-446-1409PIANO -UPRIGHT $500 863-655-0311 7260Musical Merchandise 7000 Merchandise HUGE STORAGELOT FOR LEASE. Completely fenced. Hwy 27, Avon Park. 863-453-7673. 6750Commercial Rental SEBRING HILLSModern 3BR, 2BA, 2CG, front & back covered porches. $750/mo. + deposit. No Pets or Smoke. 863-381-3990 SEBRING 3BR (possible 4BR), 1BA LARGEfenced yard with Citrus trees. Nice area, Indian Streets off Lakeview Dr $650 mo., + 1st & Sec. 863-446-1861 SEBRING -Harder Hall area. Very Cute 2BR, 1BA, 2CG on 1 acre w/pond, fenced back yard, back porch & workshop. $650/mo. + sec. Call 919-356-0125 SEBRING -2BR, 2BA house in Harder Hall area, 4015 Page Ave. $700/mo. with lawn care included. Call Jady at 863-381-2117 SEBRING -2BR possible 3BR, 1BA. Recently xed up & ready to move in. $550/ monthly, plus $550 security. Call 863-202-1175 / 109 Leona Dr off Lake Josephine Dr. Sebring NO RISK OF FORECLOSURE! Newly Remodeled thru-out 3 or 4 BR 1 BA, Carport, 4 A/C units, quiet area, lg yard, eat-in kit., Pets OK. $650/mo. Avail. Immediately Call 863-381-8708 LAKE PLACID3BR, 2BA, 2CG, single family house in nice neighborhood in Placid Lakes. fenced back yard, screened porch. Yearly lease $950. call 724-991-9350 LAKE PLACIDNewer, large 3BR, 2BA, 2CG home in Placid Lakes. on quiet street with city water, nice yard and many extras. Available @ $1,095/mo. Call 863-441-2844 or 863-465-3838 AVON PARK3BR, 2BA, 2CG in Avon Park Lakes. Fenced back yard. Quiet. $800 / month. Call 863-368-0133 AVON PARK3BR, 2BA, 1CG. Built in 2006. Tile and Berber carpet. Stainless steel kitchen appliances. One-year lease, $850/mo. 1846 N. Berkley Rd. 813-748-1974 AVON PARK(2 Available) Bell St 2BR, 2BA CHA, $575/mo.; Can eld St 2BR, 2BA without CHA, $450/mo. 863-840-0071 3BR 1BA, Fenced yard. Lake access. Call 863-840-1859 6300Unfurnished Houses SEBRING VERYCLEAN Upstairs1BR, 1BA, new carpet. $375/mo. + 1st & sec. Incl's water, sewer, garbage. 863-385-0477 SEBRING DINNER LAKEAREA, 1 & 2 Bedroom Apartments for rent. $395 $550/mo. Includes water, large rooms, fresh paint & tile oors. Call Gary Johnson @ 863-381-1861 .LEMONTREE APARTMENTS1015 West Bell St. Avon Park, FL 33825 (off US 27, behind Wendy's)1BR, 1BA $495 month + $200 security deposit (Water, Sewer & Garbage Incl) Pets Welcome Full Size Washer/Dryer Open 8 am 7 pm, 7 Days a Week Call Alan, (386) 503-8953 AVON PARKApartment with balcony overlooking Lake Verona and City Park Laundry Facilities, $365/mo. 100 E. Main St. 863-453-8598 AVON PARK ** Highlands Apartments 1680 North Delaware 1BR, 1BA & 2BR, 2BA Available Central heat & air. Extra insulation. 1st & Sec. Call 863-449-0195 **NOW LEASING** PARK PLAZA A BRAND NEW RENTAL COMMUNITY LOCATED IN AVON PARK, FL SPACIOUS 2BR 2BA APARTMENT HOMES. **ONLY $575/mo.** A MUST SEE! ************************Please Call 305-932-4800 for more information. 6200UnfurnishedApartments SEBRING-2 story Town Home for rent 3BR/ 2.5BA 1CG., $800/mo. No smoking, no pets. PH: 863-655-0311 SEBRING CLEAN& READY FOR OCCUPANCY! 2BR, 1BA, CHA, utility room, yard maint. included. Cracker Trail Elementary area. No Pets. $525/mo. 863-763-1759 or 863-381-2810 SEBRING -Newly Renovated 2BR 1BA Triplex; 3010 Spinks Rd.BR's & L.R. newly carpeted. $500 month. No Pets. Washing Machine avail. Close to HRMC, grocery & schools, Call 863-273-1756. SEBRING -GREAT LOCATION Beautiful 2BR, 1BA, 2CP Duplex; close to mall & US 27, W/D, screen porch, new carpet, appl's. incl., ceiling fans, A/C, no smoke, Call 305-490-5399. SEBRING $500 + $300 SECURITY MOVES YOU IN! Duplex, 2BR, 1BA near Sebring High School/Fred Wild Elementary. W/D hookup, back porch. One year lease req. 863-385-8209 AVON PARK2BR 1BA, W/D connection, incl's water & garbage pickup quiet dead-end street w/ beautiful view / access of lake, safeneighborhood, Small pets OK. $500/mo + sec. Ref's req. Gigi @ 863-453-4914 or 414-2871. ***LAKE PLACID-LEISURE LAKES*** Newly painted 3BR, 1.5BA, 1CG, near Golf Course & Lake June. Clean & Quiet $550/mo. + $400 sec. Water/Lawn Service included. No Pets. 863-465-9100 6050Duplexes for Rent 6000 RentalsPalm Harbor Homes Only 1'2009' Model Left Save Thousands! Call for Details 1-800-622-2832 5050Mobile HomesFor Sale PALM HARBORHOMES Factory Liquidation Sale 2009 Model Homes MUST GO Call for FREE color brochures. 800-622-2832 LAKE PLACIDOPEN HOUSE 16 Horseshoe Ln, Sat-Sun, Aug. 28-29, 12-2 pm. Fully Furnished 2BR, 2BA in 55+ Paradise MHP. Sale or Rent. Must see to appreciate! 863-465-1091 FOR SALEOWNER FINANCING 2BR, 1.5BA Double Wide Mobile Home & lot. Corner of Ferdinand & Highlander Rd., Sebring. $1,500 down & $525/mo. Call 863-446-2414 .BEST BUYIN HIGHLANDS COUNTY! 2BR Furnished Mobile with view of Pool & just steps from Clubhouse Activities! Extras include Golf Cart shed, Utility shed, inside W/D, Fla Room, Carport + BBQ Patio. Deeded Lot plus shareholder stock! Excellent Location! SEE IT! $33,900!!! Call 863-446-0808 5050Mobile HomesFor Sale 5000 Mobile HomesSEBRING -LAKE JACKSON WATERFRONT!Lakefront Condo 4th Floor...to enjoy PRICELESS VIEWS EVERYDAY! Boat Dock + Pier + Heated Pool ads value! Completely Renovated with upgraded features + tastefully decorated! BY OWNER. $77,700!!! Call 863-446-0808 4120Villas & CondosFor SaleRecently Foreclosed, Special Financing Available, Any Credit, Any Income. Vacant Land... located at, 454 Hallmark Ave., Lake Placid, FL, $7,900 Visit www.roselandco.com/8SG Drive by then call (866) 249-0680. Recently Foreclosed, Special Financing Available, Any Credit, Any Income. Vacant Land... located at, 273 Moon Glow Ave., Lake Placid, FL, $7,400 Visit www.roselandco.com/8SH Drive by then call (866) 249-0680. 4080Homes for SaleSebringATTENTION: Cash for your Home, Duplex, Apartment, Commercial Property. Rapid Closing, "As Is Condition. 863-441-2689 STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL 4 SALEBY OWNER A.P. Seller Financing 3BR, 1BA, 1900 sq ft, fenced, corner lot, newly painted. READY TO MOVE IN Call for address & details. 863-202-6869 4040Homes For Sale 4000 Real EstateCOMMUNITY LENDINGSERVICES Get a Loan...Avoid Bankruptcy Pay your bills, Outstanding Loans, Credit Cards, Auto, Personal, Business, Home, Debt Consolidation. All Credit Welcome, No Fees. Quick! Call 1-877-627-6886 3250Loans & Savings 3000 Financial SUNTRUST BANK TELLER OPENINGSAvailable in Sebring Please visit us at: www.suntrust.com/careers to view all of our open positions. We offer a competitive compensation package and a comprehensive benets program, including medical, dental and life insurance benets. Drug-free Workplace and Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V SALES REPneeded, immediate openings. Good pay & benets. Call Charlene 863-451-1089 RN/LPN for FT Night Shift Florida Center for Addictions 100 W. College Dr., Avon Park Attention Walter or Beverly 863-452-3858 or fax 863-452-3863 RESTAURANT Taking Applications for Dish Preps & Cooks Apply @ Springlake Golf Resort, Mon-Sat, 8am-5pm. Call 863-655-6215 FOR DIRECTIONS ONLY 2100Help Wanted RECEPTIONIST / ADM. ASSISTANT F/T. Dependable & skilled person needed for busy ofce in Lake Placid. Benets Available. Reply to: The News-Sun, 2227 US 27 South, Reply Box# 2205, Sebring, FL 33870 PAINTER NEEDED .Must have 5+ years experience & valid Driver's License. Drug Free Workplace. Call 863-385-9403. MAINTENANCE DutiesInclude grounds, vehicle and building maint.; and working on prescribed and wild res. Must be hardworking, energetic, selfmotivating, able to work independently and able to pass a Background check and have a clean driving record. Experience preferred. FT w/ excellent benets. Apply at Archbold Biological Station, Old St Rd 8, Lake Placid, or send resume to: ABS, PO Box 2057, Lake Placid, 33862, or fax to 863-699-1927 More information at www.archbold-station.org/abs/ /staff/jobs.htm Archbold is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. HANDYMAN NEEDEDP/T. Pay according to ability. 863-382-6442 FLIGHT ATTENDANTS NEEDED Five weeks training. Job placement. Call 1-561-865-9820 AMIkids LAST CHANCE RANCH seeking PT Food Service & FT Instructor Counselor. LCR is a Juvenile Program working with at-risk youth. Contact Program @863-699-3785 for more details. LCR is an EOE. ADMINISTRATIVE &Support Services for busy Financial Services Firm. Heavy phone trafc, interaction with clients and prospective clients. Ability to organize, manage, and track multiple detailed tasks & assignments with frequently changing priorities and deadlines. 1 to 5 years securities industry or related work experience preferred. Mail resume to: Heacock Financial, P.O. Box 7788 or email to: info@heacock nancial.com ACCOUNTING MANAGER City of Avon Park is accepting applications for a Part-Time Accounting Manager to assists the Finance Director and to manage the daily operations of the Finance Department. This position requires an applicant who has the ability to apply advanced accounting/budgeting theory supporting the governmental sector (i.e. fund accounting, internal control systems, etc.) to integration of related functions. Manages the Finance Department to ensure nancial records/ transactions are accurate and timely. Manages, reviews, and plans the activities of subordinate accounting staff. Develops and manages the Finance Department budget, manages the accurate and timely ling of Federal, State and Local returns/reports, assists auditors with the annual audit by preparing/reviewing audit schedules, and develops and maintains accounting policies/procedures manual. Minimum quali cations : Requires a Bachelor's degree in accounting, nance or related eld supplemented by at least two years of experience in government accounting, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Qualied applicants will be required to pass an accounting test. Starting salary compensable DOQ. Applications available in City Hall, Human Resources Ofce, 110 E. Main Street, Avon Park, FL 33825. Applications close: September 10, 2010 at 4:30 p.m. The City of Avon Park is a Smoke and Drug-Free workplace E.O.E. 2100Help Wanted 2000 Employment LOST CHIHUAHUA,female, reddish brown/white, Lake Sebring Ests/Scenic Hwy area. Name, Ginger. 863-314-9158. FOUND CHIHUAHUA,small blk & wht, male. location of Hillside Dr. Lake Placid. Contact Animal Control. 863-655-1522 BASSETT HOUNDmale w/ collar-no tags, neutered. found in frt. of Highlands Art Leag. 863-3855312 / 863-471-3164 1200Lost & FoundCHECK YOUR AD Please check your ad on the rst day it runs to make sure it is correct. Sometimes instructions over the phone are misunderstood and an error can occur. If this happens to you, please call us the rst day your ad appears and we will be happy to x it as soon as we can. If We can assist you, please call us: 385-6155 News-Sun Classied 1100Announcements NOTICE OFAPPLICATION FOR TAX DEED (CHAPTER 197.512-FLORIDA STATUTES) TAX DEED SALE: 9/15/2010 CERT. NO.: 07/823 TAX DEED NO.: 10000264TDS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT KEITH BRESEE, OR DICK P. BRESEE, OR FARRAR MCNAIR, HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER 07/823 ISSUED 5/31/2008, HAS FILED SAME IN MY OFFICE AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED TO BE ISSUED THEREON. SAID CERTIFICATE EMBRACES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY IN THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE OF FLORIDA, TO WIT: A223328-01000A00230 S 1/2 OF LOT 21 & S 1/2 OF LOT 22 AND ALL OF LOTS 23 AND 24, BLOCK A, TOWN OF AVON PARK IN SECTION 22, TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH, RANGE 28 EAST, AS RECORDED THEREOF IN OR BOOK 1557 PAGE 1998 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAME(S) OF KEITH WAYNE SIZEMORE UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE REDEEMED ACCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER IN THE MAIN HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, BASEMENT, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, ON 9/15/2010 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00 A.M. DATED THIS 8/11/2010 ROBERT W. GERMAINE CLERK OF COURTS BY: /S/ SANDY PARKER DEPUTY CLERK August 11, 18, 25; September 1, 2010 HIGHLANDS COUNTYSheriff's Ofce Susan Benton, Sheriff 434 Fernleaf Avenue Sebring, Florida 33870 863-402-7200 REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL The Highlands County Sheriff's Ofce will receive sealed proposals in the Purchasing Department for: RFP 10-09 Inmate Property Storage RFP with criteria, requirements, copy of scope of work may be downloaded from the web:www.highlandssheriff.org or will be provided upon written request by contacting: : Deb Olson, Highlands County Sheriff's Ofce, 434 Fernleaf Avenue; Sebring, Florida 33870 Phone: 863-402-7266; Fax: 863-402-7344; or by E-Mail: dolson@highlandssheriff.org. Proposal submissions must be sealed and marked with the name of the proposer, and the RFP number and title RFP 10-09, Inmate Property Storage so as to identify the enclosed proposal. Each submittal shall include (1) one original and (6) six copies of the proposal. Proposals must be delivered to Highlands County Sheriff's Ofce Purchasing Department, 434 Fernleaf Ave., Sebring, FL 33870, so as to reach said ofce no later than 2:00 P.M., September 20, 2010 at which time they will be opened. Proposals received later than the date and time as specied will be rejected. The Highlands County Sheriff's Ofce will not be responsible for the late deliveries of proposals that are incorrectly addressed, delivered in person, by mail or any other type of delivery service. Highlands County Sheriff's Ofce Local Vendor Preference Policy will apply to the award of this bid. The Highlands County Sheriff's Ofce reserves the right to accept or reject any or all proposals or any parts thereof, and the award, if an award is made, will be made to the most responsible respondent whose proposal and qualications indicate that the award will be in the best interest of Highlands County. The Highlands County Sheriff's Ofce reserves the right to waive irregularities in the proposal. The Highlands County Sheriff's Ofce does not discriminate upon the basis of any individual's disability status. This non-discrimination policy involves every aspect of the Sheriff's functions, including one's access to, participation, employment or treatment in its programs or activities. Anyone requiring reasonable accommodation as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act or Section 286.26 Florida Statutes should contact Ms. Kathy Fluharty, Human Resource Administrator: 863-402-7263 (Voice), or via Florida Relay Service 711, or by e-mail: k uharty@highlandssheriff.org Requests for CART or interpreter services should be made at least 24 hours in advance to permit coordination of the service. Highlands County Sheriff's Ofce Purchasing Department Highlands County, Florida www.highlandssheriff.org September 1, 8, 2010 ***************************************** HIGHLANDS COUNTY LEGAL NOTICES ***************************************** The following legal notices are from the Highlands County Board of County Commissioners and are being published in the font, size, and leading as per their specications. 1055HighlandsCounty LegalsIN THECIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA JUVENILE DIVISION CASE NO. JP10-000494-XX IN THE INTEREST OF: J. A., J dob 08/15/04 M. A., K. dob 06/14/06 Minor children SUMMONS AND NOTICE OF ADVISORY HEARING FOR TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS AND GUARDIANSHIP THE STATE OF FLORIDA TO: JOSE SEVERIO MARTINEZ a/k/a JOSE SALVADOR MARTINEZ a/k/a JOSE SALVADOR MARTINEZ RODRIGUEZ a/k/a JOSE SILBERIO MARTINEZ (DOB: 03/03/76) Address Unknown YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a Petition for Termination of Parental Rights under oath has been led in the above styled Court by the Department of Children & Families, seeking the termination of your parental rights to: M. A., J. a Hispanic male child born August 15, 2004 and M. A., K. a Hispanic female child born June 14, 2006 and you are hereby commanded to personally appear before the Honorable Steven L. Selph, Circuit Judge, in the Juvenile Division of the Circuit Court in and for Highlands County, State of Florida, on the 8th day of September, 2010 at 1:15 P.M., at the Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida, Courtroom 1A. YOU MUST PERSONALLY APPEAR ON THE DAY AND TIME SPECIFIED OR YOU WILL LOSE ALL RIGHTS AS A PARENT TO THE CHILD NAMED IN THE PETITION. YOUR FAILURE TO PERSONALLY APPEAR WILL BE DEEMED TO BE YOUR CONSENT TO THE TERMINATION OF YOUR PARENTAL RIGHTS TO THE CHILD NAMED IN THE PETITION. YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO HAVE AN ATTORNEY REPRESENT YOU IN THIS MATTER. IF YOU CANNOT AFFORD AN ATTORNEY, YOU MUST BE PRESENT AND REQUEST THAT THE COURT APPOINT AN ATTORNEY FOR YOU IF YOU WANT ONE. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the individual or agency sending the notice at 3282 U.S. 27 South, Sebring FL. Telephone (863) 3145931, not later than seven (7) days prior to the proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TDD) 1800-955-8771, or Voice (V) 1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay Service. ROBERT W. GERMAINE, CLERK DATED THIS 4TH DAY OF AUGUST, 2010. By: /s/ Anita E. Reiley Deputy Clerk August, 11, 18, 25; September 1, 2010 1050Legals IN THECIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 09001786GCS OCWEN LOAN SERVICING, LLC, Plaintiff, vs. RICHARD GOMEZ A/K/A RICARDO GOMEZ VARGAS; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF RICHARD GOMEZ A/K/A RICARDO GOMEZ VARGAS; SUSAN J. NAFTAIL; ALAN SACHAROFF; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANT(S), IF REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANT(S); UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-styled cause, in the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida, I will sell the property situate in Highlands County, Florida, described as: LOT 172, OF HIGHLANDS HOME SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 54, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida at 11:00 AM, on September 7, 2010. DATED THIS 6th DAY OF AUGUST, 2010. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Witness, my hand and seal of this court on the 6th day of August, 2010. CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ Annette E. Daff Deputy Clerk Law Ofces of Daniel C. Consuegra 9204 King Palm Drive Tampa, FL 33619-1328 Attorneys for Plaintiff In accordance with the American with Disabilities Act of 1990, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the ASA Coordinator no later than seven (7) days prior to the proceedings. If hearing impaired, please call (800) 955-9771 (TDD) or (800) 955-8770 (voice), via Florida Relay Service. August 25; September 1, 2010 IN THECIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 09001774GCS OCWEN LOAN SERVICING, LLC, Plaintiff, vs. MICHAEL S. BIGLANE A/K/A MICHAEL BIGLANE; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MICHAEL S. BIGLANE A/K/A MICHAEL BIGLANE; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANT(S), IF REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANT(S); MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., ACTING SOLELY AS NOMINEE FOR TAYLOR, BEAN & WHITAKER MORTGAGE CORP.; WHETHER DISSOLVED OR PRESENTLY EXISTING, TOGETHER WITH ANY GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, OR TRUSTEES OF SAID DEFENDANT(S) AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST DEFENDANT(S); UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-styled cause, in the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida, I will sell the property situate in Highlands County, Florida, described as: LOT 169, IN BLOCK 3, OF LEISURE LAKES, SECTION FOUR ``A'', ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 8, AT PAGE 80, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida at 11:00 AM, on September 7, 2010. DATED THIS 6th DAY OF AUGUST, 2010. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Witness, my hand and seal of this court on the 6th day of August, 2010. CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ Annette E. Daff Deputy Clerk Law Ofces of Daniel C. Consuegra 9204 King Palm Drive Tampa, FL 33619-1328 Attorneys for Plaintiff In accordance with the American with Disabilities Act of 1990, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the ASA Coordinator no later than seven (7) days prior to the proceedings. If hearing impaired, please call (800) 955-9771 (TDD) or (800) 955-8770 (voice), via Florida Relay Service. August 25; September 1, 2010 surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Witness, my hand and seal of this court on the 6th day of August, 2010. CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ Annette E. Daff Deputy Clerk Law Ofces of Daniel C. Consuegra 9204 King Palm Drive Tampa, FL 33619-1328 Attorneys for Plaintiff In accordance with the American with Disabilities Act of 1990, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the ASA Coordinator no later than seven (7) days prior to the proceedings. If hearing impaired, please call (800) 955-9771 (TDD) or (800) 955-8770 (voice), via Florida Relay Service. August 25; September 1, 2010 1050Legals Classied ads get fast results www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, September 1, 2010Page 11A

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Special to the News-SunSEBRING For an athlete to excel in any sport, they have to have the right attitude. Motivation is the key behind every successful athlete and that holds true even for athletes with special needs. Robert Collier, of Avon Park, exemplified that when he started his morning on Saturday with the attitude of winning. "I am going to win me a trophy today," Collier said as he boarded his van to ride to the Special STARS Billiards competition at Cue Time Billiards in Sebring on Saturday, Aug. 28. "I will make my coach proud." It was that state of mind that helped him do just that. Collier was in a pretty tough division, competing with all the top level masters players. There are four levels of competitors in Special STARS Billiards beginners, middle, skilled and masters. At the masters level, the athletes play by all the regular billiards rules. When trophies, donated by Frames & Images, were presented to the overall winners in masters level, Collier's name was called for the third place trophy. "I told you I was going to get me a trophy," Collier proudly claimed with a grin from ear to ear. Even though it was not the first place trophy, it did not matter because he just wanted a trophy. His teammates Shawn Squires, of Sebring, got second place and Frankie Smelser, of Avon Park, took first in the masters level. Squires and Smelser were neck-and-neck in the competition and had to play a tiebreaking game. Smelser finally sunk the eight ball and took the lead with seven games while Squires won six. There were 52 athletes in all competing in billiards. In the skilled level, pla yers don't have to call t he SPORTS B SECTION News-Sun Wednesday, September 1, 2010NASCAR This WeekPage 4 B News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Sydnee Connelly stepped up with some big hits during Sebring's three-game sweep of Hardee Monday night. And Another Thing... Dan Hoehne If you didn't catch any of t he Little League World S eries last week, you missed o ut on some great action, w onderful moments and a g ood look into the children l eading the way. Well, the children aren't e xactly leading the way, cons idering it would have been a dults that decided to use e xpanded instant replay duri ng the tournament but t hey were on the stage the s howed how well replay can w ork. The thing that got me m ost, however, we'll get b ack to replay in a minute, w as how much fun the kids s eemed to be having a r eflection of the coaching t hey were getting. I remember in years past, s eeing those brow beating t ype coaches who only ramp u p the pressure on the little g uys. But from numerous coache s this time around, I saw m en cajoling the kids, not c ondemning them. Urging them to enjoy the m oment, not to dwell on a d ownturn. Twelve year olds are emot ional and soak in a lot. They've reached this level o f competition and often t imes they can blow it a bit o ut of proportion, the overall i mportance of it. What I saw from so many o f the coaches was that, in a ddition to wanting to win, o f course, was in stressing to t he kids how great it was to b e where they were. The Canadian team, even i n defeat, seemed to be havi ng the time of their lives, as t hey should have been. Apitcher for the Texas t eam was having a rough o uting and was obviously g etting down on himself. Instead of his coach, and u ncle, gruffly telling him to s uck it up, talked to him s upportively, told him to k eep his chin up and just to h ave fun. I am definitely not one of t hose in favor of the trend of r ewarding every kid for just s howing up, but I am also a gainst a winning at all costs a ttitude, especially at these l ower levels of competition. Try to win, sure, but don't l ose sight of growth, i mprovement and enjoyment a long the way. And it was that prevailing a ttitude I was refreshed by a s I watched those games. I should also mention that f rom what I saw, I certainly t hink our Dixie Ozone World S eries Champs could have d one just as well in the L ittle League World Series. What also did well was t he instant replay, in the e xpanded form that Major L eague Baseball seems to w ant no part of. During the Series, 16 calls w ere disputed, eight of them o verturned, with barely an i nterruption to game play. It kind of shows the level o f umpiring that half of the c hallenged calls were overt urned, but that in itself s hows the value of it. I just read a piece this Little League provides refresher See REPLAY, p a g e 5B News-Sun file photo by DAN HOEHN E Jady Prescott, right, and Scott Dressel parred their playoff hole to win the Eighth Flight of the Sertoma/Highlands Independent Bank Golf Tournament at Sun N Lake this past weekend. By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comWhen giving back to the community, the generosity of Highlands County seemingly knows no bounds as the 33rd annual Sertoma/Highlands Independent Bank golf tournament drew an astonishing 268 golfers to Sun N Lake last weekend a record number of participants for the event. With all proceeds going to local causes and organizations such as the hearing and speech impaired of Highlands County, ARC, the Boys Scouts of Highlands County and the Sertoma Junior Golf Tour, among many others the tournament teed off with a twoman, best-ball scramble format with 10 different flights taking to both the Deer and Turtle Run courses amid sunny conditions. Jeff Fleeman and Mark Dull teamed up to win the Championship Flight, carding a two-day gross of 125. Five shots back for second were Bruce Cumbess and Greg Ellis with Dale Reed and Tim Devlin two more back at 132 for third. Winners of the First Flight were Scott Hertel and Mike Byrum at 134 with Robert Georges and Perry Pasinetti second at 137. Mike Browning and Mark Pinson also came in with a 137 but lost on a match of cards with Georges and Pasinetti to settle for third in the flight. Onto the Second Flight, the duo of Mark Ginn and Jeff Dicks carded a 135 and were matched by Mike Moore and Darren Sapp, with the former pairing winning in a playoff while Todd and Lee Wilson took third with 140. Ray Stepson and Andy Baney won the Third Flight with a 131 with Bill Winningham and Larry Smith taking second at 140 Sertoma draws record crowd See GOLF, page 5B By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comSEBRING Coming off an intensely well played loss to powerful Okeechobee last Thursday, Sebring head volleyball coach Venessa Sinness was interested to see how her team would come out against a Hardee squad that has struggled in recent years. "I wanted to see us carry the intensity we played with against Okeechobee over to this match," she said. "We still are going through some early season jitters, but I'm liking what I'm seeing." And while this might have been a match the team could have looked past, anticipating Tuesday's district matchup at Winter Haven, the Lady Wildcats gave the Streaks a quick wake up, taking a 7-4 lead in the opening game. "They are definitely improving," Sinness said of Hardee. "Much like we're seeing Avon Park taking steps, this team is getting better and better." Sebring answered back, reeling off three straight to tie it and then went on a 6-2 run to push their lead to 14-9. But the scrappy Cats, showing some strong hitting, kept up the fight getting to within 15-13 before the Lady Streaks went on a 10-1 run to close it out. Featured in the game-ending run were two Brittan y Whittington aces, kills fro m Anna West and Stephan ie Struck, an ace from Caitly n Portis and a final-point sco ring block from Struck. West set the tone early in the second game, racking u p two kills and a block to he lp Sebring out to a 9-3 lead. AWest ace, along wi th kills from Struck and Sydn ee Connelly moved it to 13 -5 and the Lady Streaks we re off and running. ABianca Nortelus a ce soon h ad Sebring up 2 210 and thoug h the team s would split t he next six score s, Struck aga in finished it o ff, this time wi th a kill, for t he 25-13 win. Kaley Walter got into t he act in the third game, startin g it off with a kill and servin g up two aces during a run th at turned a 5-4 deficit into a 1 05 lead. Struck had two kills durin g the run with Whittingto n adding a kill and a block to swing the momentu m Sebring's way. A5-2 run saw anoth er Connelly kill with West wa lloping one and blockin g another to make it 15 -7 before Hardee inched back to within 17-10. The Streaks then scor ed seven straight with Din o Lower and Whittington ea ch tipping one over for a scor e, Lady Streaks pull sweep For where we're at in the season, I have no complaints.'VENESSASINNESS Lady Streak head coach See SEBRING, page 3B Courtesy pho to Special STARS athlete Robert Collier, of Avon Park, takes careful aim at the balls on the pool table as he lines up his next shot. Collier won a third place trophy in the masters division on Saturday, delivering on his pre-tournament promise. Special athletes rack up' some trophies See STARS, p a g e 3B

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Fall Ball RegistrationAVONPARK Avon Park Baseball is now holding its'Fall Ball Registrations for the 2010 season. To register, bring a copy of birth certificate and recent picture to the Top Shop, 108 S. Forest Ave. in Avon Park, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.. Fall Ball is for ages 6-8 in Pitching Machine and 9-and-up in Live Pitch with a cost of $40 per player. The season gets underway in September, so hurry in. For more information, call Heath Townsend at 443-0673.Fall League sign-upsSEBRING The Highlands County Parks and Recreation Department announces that registration for fall leagues began Monday, Aug. 16 and will conclude Tuesday, Sept 7. Games are set to begin Tuesday, Sept. 14 at 6:45 and 8 p.m. in leagues including men's slow pitch, women's, church, recreation and co-ed. Leagues are open to all adults and youth from 16 years and older. There will be a coaches'meeting Thursday, Sept. 2 at 7 p.m. at the complex. Please call Dan Jamison at the Highlands County Sports Complex at 863-402-6755 for further information.For the Kids GolfSEBRING AFour-Person, Step-Aside Scramble format tournament will be held at Golf Hammock Saturday, Sept. 11 with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start to benefit our local junior golfers. Golf Hammock currently has several very good junior golfers, as does the rest of the area, that are ready to take their game to the next level. As they qualify for notable tournaments outside the area, funds need to be raised to help with travel expenses. Cost of the tournament is $45 per person and includes greens fee, cart, lunch and prizes. Mulligans will be available for $5, with a limit of four per team. Let's help our junior golfers and have fun doing it. To register or for more information, call the Golf Hammock Pro Shop at 3822151, or fax 382-6974.Golf "FORE" Homes TourneySEBRING The annual golf tournament to benefit Habitat for Humanity and Mason's Ridge will tee off Saturday, Sept. 18 at the Country Club of Sebring. The four-person Scramble will have a 7:30 a.m. registration and 8:30 a.m. Shotgun start. Cost is $55 per player, $220 per team with the option of $300 for both team and hole sponsorship hole sponsorships are available for $100. Areception and complimentary practice round, sponsored by the Count ry Club of Sebring, will be held Frid ay evening, Sept. 17. Entry fee includes lunch and awar ds following play, goodie bags, cold beve rages and snacks on the course as well as raffle prizes. For additional information, conta ct Sarah Pallone at 402-2913 or at spa llone@habitathighlands.org .Cheerleader BBQSEBRING The Sebring High Scho ol Cheerleaders will hold their annual chic ken barbecue fundraiser dinner on Frida y, Sept. 17 from 3-7:30 p.m. It will be held at Fireman's Field, di ne in or take out will be available at the ma in entrance of the Fair Grounds near t he baseball field. Each dinner includes one-half chicke n, cooked by our very own Fireme n, coleslaw, baked beans, cookie and roll all for $7. Tickets are payable from any SH S Cheerleader. Please help support these young at hletes; remember that they are your thre etime State Champions. If you can't make the dinner but wou ld still like to make a donation to the Che er program, please call Carolyn Shoemak er at Sebring High School, 471-5500. Cheers and thanks for your support.Panther Baseball ShowcaseAVONPARK The South Flori da Community College baseball progra m will be hosting a High School Baseba ll Showcase Camp Saturday, Nov. 13 and 2 0 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for the first 3 0 players registered. At $60 per person, the camp is open to 2011-2013 high school graduates wi th roster spots and scholarships available f or the 11 year. SFCC Head Coach Rick Hitt will ser ve as showcase director, assisted by assista nt coach Andy Polk. The camp will provide the opportuni ty for players to showcase their ability leve ls during a morning workout followed by a showcase game in the afternoon and a question and answer session with playe rs and families following the game. Players are to bring their own indivi dual baseball attire to Panther Field at t he SFCC campus in Avon Park. To register, go to www.southflorida.ed u and select "athletics" then "baseball." Click on "camps," then print o ut Admissions Application and Emergen cy Treatment forms. Mail the forms as indicated on t he application form or register by phone at one of the Panther Baseball lines at exte nsion 7036 Avon Park/Sebring: 45 36661; Lake Placid: 465-5300; Arcadi a: 494-7500; Wauchula: 773-2252. Both days of the camp begin with an 8:30 a.m. registration before the showca se activities get underway at 9 a.m. AMERICAN LEAGUEEast Division WLPctGB New York8150.618 Tampa Bay8150.618 Boston7457.5657 Toronto6863.51913 Baltimore4883.36633 Central Division WLPctGB Minnesota7556.573 Chicago7160.5424 Detroit6566.49610 Kansas City5576.42020 Cleveland5378.40522 West Division WLPctGB Texas7457.565 Oakland6565.500812Los Angeles6468.4851012Seattle5180.38923 ___ Monday's Games Chicago White Sox 10, Cleveland 6, 11 innings N.Y. Yankees 11, Oakland 5 Tampa Bay 6, Toronto 2 Texas 3, Kansas City 0 L.A. Angels 5, Seattle 3 Tuesday's Games Boston at Baltimore, late Chicago White Sox at Cleveland, late Oakland at N.Y. Yankees, late Toronto at Tampa Bay, late Detroit at Minnesota, late Texas at Kansas City, late L.A. Angels at Seattle, late Wednesday's Games Chicago White Sox at Cleveland, 12:05 p.m. Boston at Baltimore, 7:05 p.m. Oakland at N.Y. Yankees, 7:05 p.m. Toronto at Tampa Bay, 7:10 p.m. Detroit at Minnesota, 8:10 p.m. Texas at Kansas City, 8:10 p.m. L.A. Angels at Seattle, 10:10 p.m. LEAGUELEADERS BATTING Hamilton, Texas, .359; Cabrera, Detroit, .342; Mauer, Minnesota, .327; Cano, New York, .325; Beltre, Boston, .323. HOMERUNS Bautista, Toronto, 42; Cabrera, Detroit, 33; Konerko, Chicago, 32; Hamilton, Texas, 31; Teixeira, New York, 29. RBI Cabrera, Detroit, 107; Bautista, Toronto, 99; Rodriguez, New York, 97; Guerrero, Texas, 96; Konerko, Chicago, 95; Hamilton, Texas, 95. WINS Sabathia, New York, 18-5; Buchholz, Boston, 15-5; Price, Tampa Bay, 15-6 ; Hughes, New York, 15-6; Pavano, Minnesota, 15-10.NATIONAL LEAGUEEast Division WLPctGB Atlanta7655.580 Philadelphia7358.5573 Florida6565.5001012New York6566.49611 Washington5775.4321912Central Division WLPctGB Cincinnati7655.580 St. Louis6960.5356 Milwaukee6269.47314 Houston6071.45816 Chicago5676.4242012Pittsburgh4388.32833 West Division WLPctGB San Diego7654.585 San Francisco7260.5455 Colorado6961.5317 Los Angeles6864.5159 Arizona5379.40224 ___ Monday's Games Cincinnati 5, Milwaukee 4, 10 innings Atlanta 9, N.Y. Mets 3 Washington 9, Florida 3 Chicago Cubs 14, Pittsburgh 2 Houston 3, St. Louis 0 Arizona 7, San Diego 2 L.A. Dodgers 3, Philadelphia 0 Colorado 2, San Francisco 1 Tuesday's Games Milwaukee at Cincinnati, late N.Y. Mets at Atlanta, late Washington at Florida, late Pittsburgh at Chicago Cubs, late St. Louis at Houston, late San Diego at Arizona, late Philadelphia at L.A. Dodgers, late Colorado at San Francisco, late Wednesday's Games St. Louis at Houston, 2:05 p.m. Pittsburgh at Chicago Cubs, 2:20 p.m. Philadelphia at L.A. Dodgers, 3:10 p.m. San Diego at Arizona, 6:10 p.m Milwaukee at Cincinnati, 7:10 p.m. N.Y. Mets at Atlanta, 7:10 p.m. Washington at Florida, 7:10 p.m. Colorado at San Francisco, 9:15 p.m. LEAGUELEADERS BATTING Gonzalez, Colorado, .326; Votto, Cincinnati, .325; Pujols, St. Louis, .318; Prado, Atlanta, .316; Castro, Chicago, .313. HOMERUNS Pujols, St. Louis, 35; Dunn, Washington, 33; Votto, Cincinnati, 32; Reynolds, Arizona, 31; Uggla, Florida, 29 ; Gonzalez, Colorado, 29. RBI Pujols, St. Louis, 95; Votto, Cincinnati, 94; Gonzalez, Colorado, 91; Dunn, Washington, 88; LaRoche, Arizona, 87. WINS Jimenez, Colorado, 17-5; Wainwright, St. Louis, 17-9; Halladay, Philadelphia, 16-10; Hudson, Atlanta, 15-5; 3 tied at 14.AMERICAN CONFERENCEEast WLTPctPFPA Buffalo210.6678683 Miami210.6674349 New England210.6679070 N.Y. Jets120.3333650 South WLTPctPFPA Houston120.3335964 Jacksonville120.3337268 Tennessee120.3334945 Indianapolis030.00062130 North WLTPctPFPA Baltimore3001.0006425 Pittsburgh210.6676458 Cincinnati220.5008284 Cleveland120.3337178 West WLTPctPFPA Oakland210.6677354 Denver120.3337875 San Diego120.3336062 Kansas City030.0004260NATIONAL CONFERENCEEast WLTPctPFPA Philadelphia210.6675766 Washington210.6676151 Dallas220.5004861 N.Y. Giants120.3335864 South WLTPctPFPA Atlanta210.6674644 New Orleans210.6679868 Carolina120.3333033 Tampa Bay120.3334044 North WLTPctPFPA Green Bay210.66711075 Minnesota210.6676235 Detroit210.6676770 Chicago030.0003671 West WLTPctPFPA San Francisco3001.0008051 Arizona210.6674349 St. Louis210.6676280 Seattle120.3335769 ___ Sunday's Games Denver 34, Pittsburgh 17 Thursday's Games Buffalo at Detroit, 6:30 p.m. Cincinnati at Indianapolis, 7 p.m. New England at N.Y. Giants, 7 p.m. Carolina at Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m. Atlanta at Jacksonville, 7:30 p.m. N.Y. Jets at Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m. Miami at Dallas, 8 p.m. New Orleans at Tennessee, 8 p.m. Baltimore at St. Louis, 8 p.m. Tampa Bay at Houston, 8 p.m. Chicago at Cleveland, 8 p.m. Green Bay at Kansas City, 8 p.m. Denver at Minnesota, 8 p.m. San Diego at San Francisco, 10 p.m. Seattle at Oakland, 10 p.m. Washington at Arizona, 10 p.m. CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS (Best-of-3) x-if necessary EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlanta 2, Washington 0 Atlanta 95, Washington 90 Atlanta 101, Washington 77 New York 1, Indiana 1 New York 85, Indiana 73 Indiana 75, New York 67 Wednesday, Sept. 1: Indiana at New York, 7:30 p.m. WESTERN CONFERENCE Seattle 2, Los Angeles 0 Seattle 79, Los Angeles 66 Seattle 81, Los Angeles 66 Phoenix 2, San Antonio 0 Phoenix 106, San Antonio 93 Phoenix 92, San Antonio 73 CONFERENCE FINALS EASTERN CONFERENCE Schedule TBA WESTERN CONFERENCE Seattle vs. Phoenix Thursday, Sept. 2: Phoenix at Seattle, 10 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 5: Seattle at Phoenix, 3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 8: x-Phoenix at Seattle, 10 p.m.EASTERN CONFERENCEWLTPtsGFGA Columbus1255413120 New York1174372723 Toronto FC786272225 Kansas City795262123 Chicago676242728 New England6123212135 Philadelphia5115202537 D.C.4153151536WESTERN CONFERENCEWLTPtsGFGA Los Angeles1354433216 Real Salt Lake1147403616 FC Dallas9210372817 Seattle985322526 Colorado867312521 San Jose875292222 Houston6115232736 Chivas USA6114222326 NOTE: Three points for victory, one point for tie. ___ Sunday's Games Chivas USA 1, D.C. United 0 Saturday, September 4 Kansas City at Philadelphia, 3:30 p.m. Los Angeles at Chicago, 4 p.m. Columbus at D.C. United, 7:30 p.m. Seattle FC at New England, 7:30 p.m. Toronto FC at FC Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Chivas USA at Colorado, 9 p.m. New York at Real Salt Lake, 9 p.m. Sunday, September 5 San Jose at Houston, 8:30 p.m.BASEBALLMajor League Baseball MLB-Suspended minor league RHP Jean Carlos De La Cruz (St. LouisDominican Summer League), minor league LHP Delvi Rodriguez (St. LouisDSL) and minor league RHP Eduard Reyes (Milwaukee-DSL) 50 games each after testing positive for performanceenhancing drugs. American League CHICAGO WHITE SOX-Claimed OF Manny Ramirez off waivers from the Los Angeles Dodgers. TEXAS RANGERS-Reinstated OF Nelson Cruz from the 15-day DL. Optioned OF Brandon Boggs to Oklahoma City (PCL). National League ATLANTA BRAVES-Recalled RHP Kenshin Kawakami from Gwinnett (PCL). Optioned RHP Cristhian Martinez to Gwinnett. COLORADO ROCKIES-Placed 3B Ian Stewart on the 15-day DL, retroactive to Aug. 26. Activated SS Clint Barmes from the bereavement list. ST. LOUIS CARDINALS-Activated RHP Jason Motte from the 15-day DL. Optioned INF/OF Allen Craig to Memphis (PCL). SAN DIEGO PADRES-Recalled OF Aaron Cunningham from Portland (PCL). Optioned RHP Luis Perdomo to Portland.BASKETBALLNational Basketball Association MIAMI HEAT-Signed F Da'Sean Butler.FOOTBALLNational Football League CAROLINA PANTHERS-Signed G Tim Duckworth. CHICAGO BEARS-Waived DL Maurice Evans, QB Matt Gutierrez and WR Zeke Markshausen. DENVER BRONCOS-Released RB Justin Fargas. Designated CB Tony Carter as waived/injured. HOUSTON TEXANS-Placed KR Trindon Holliday and RB Ben Tate on injured reserve. MIAMI DOLPHINS-Waived TE Joey Haynos. NEW ORLEANS SAINTS-Signed DT Kendrick Clancy. Suspended defensive line coach Travis Jones for 30 days without pay for his admitted role in a real estate scam. OAKLAND RAIDERS-Released TE Tony Stewart, WR Paul Hubbard, G Allen Smith and FB Chane Moline. PHILADELPHIA EAGLES-Traded FB Charles Scott to Arizona for CB Jorrick Calvin. LOCALSCHEDULE SPORTSSNAPSHOTS THESCOREBOARD Lake Placid THURSDAY: JV Football vs.Sebring,7 p.m.; Volleyball at Avon Park,6/7:30 p.m.; Swimming at Lake Region,5:30 p.m. FRIDAY: Football at Sebring,7:30 p.m. Sebring THURSDAY: JV Football at Lake Placid,7 p.m.; Volleyball vs.Lake Wales,6/7:30 p.m.; Boys Golf vs.Avon Park,Auburndale,4 p.m.; Girls Golf at Hardee,4 p.m. FRIDAY: Football vs.Lake Placid,7:30 p.m. Heartland THURSDAY: Volleyball at Sonrise,6 p.m. FRIDAY: Volleyball vs.Southland,5/6 p.m. SFCC THURSDAY: Volleyball at Indian River,7 p.m. THURSDAY,Sept.9: Volleyball at Florida College,7 p.m. FRIDAY: Sept.10: Volleyball at Palm Beach Tournament,vs.Palm Beach,11 a.m.,vs. Pasco-Hernando,5 p.m. Avon Park THURSDAY: JV Football at Hardee,7 p.m.; Volleyball vs.Lake Placid,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Golf at Frostproof,Ridge,All Saints,4 p.m.; Swimming at Hardee,5:30 p.m. FRIDAY: Football vs.Frostproof,7 p.m. M M A A J J O O R R L L E E A A G G U U E E B B A A S S E E B B A A L L L L W WE E D D N N E E S S D D A A Y Y 2 2 p p m m Pittsburgh at Chicago Cubs . . . . . 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West adding another ace and Walter spiking one home to set the stage for the 25-11 win to complete the sweep. "It's early and there's still a long way to go, things we need to work on," Sinness said. "For where we're at in the season, I have no complaints. I'm seeing progress in a lot of areas. Our setters (Lower and Portis) are getting their work in and gaining the game experience they need. Some of our newer hitters are being much more assertive with Steph (Struck), MeKenzie Hargaden and Sydnee (Connelly) really coming up with some big hits tonight. "Tuesday is going to be a very tough match and we know we'll have to come out with all cylinders going to win," she continued, looking to the match against the Blue Devils at Winter Haven. "Our district is wide open. We could finish last in our district and we could finish first. It just depends on us coming out every night and playing. If we don't, with one or two matches lost, we could fall in the standings." After their travel date to Winter Haven, the Lad y Streaks come back home to host Lake Wales Thursday in another district contest. See Friday's News-Sun f or the Tuesday night result wi th the Lady Blue Devils. www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, September 1, 2010Page 3B (863) 382-0744for 9 Hole Executive RatesMon. … Fri. $15After Noon $1318 HOLESTax & Cart Incl.Prices good thru 9/30/10Harder Hall Golf ClubSaturday & Sunday$13(863) 382-05003201 Golfview Rd € Sebring US 27 between Avon Park and SebringAVON PARK & SEBRING 453-6644 € LAKE PLACID & OTHER CITIES TOLL FREE 1-888-453-6644www.WellsMC.com RAM*DOES NOT INCLUDE TAX, TAG & TITLE.EXPIRES 09-07-2010 NO DEALER FEES NO DEALER FEES 2008 LEXUS IS 250 SUPER NICE! #JX058A $25,898 SALE 2008 DODGE RAM 1500 QUAD CAB CERTIFIED! #L0112 $21,889 2008 DODGE CHARGER LIKE NEW #DX026A $15,999 2009 DODGE AVENGER SXT CERTIFIED! #DX019A $16,499 2006 CHRYSLER TOWN & COUNTRY WELL EQUIPPED! #CX080A $17,599 2009 CHRYSLER TOWN & COUNTRY TOURING LOADED #CX103A $24,889 2006 CHRYSLER TOWN & COUNTRY TOURING CLEAN! #CX088A $13,999 2006 DODGE CHARGER RT HEMI #DX020A $17,999 2008 SEBRING TOURING CONVERTIBLE LOW MILES #DX037B1 $16,988 2007 DODGE DURANGO LIMITED CERTIFIED! #L0115A $18,499 2008 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN SXT LOADED! #CX076A $20,888 2007 DODGE NITRO SLT LEATHER! #CX064A $17,995 News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHN E Bianca Nortelus' efforts on the back row proved invaluable to the Lady Blue Streaks Monday night. Continued from 1B Sebring swings right into district schedule p ockets since they are still l earning the rules of the g ame. Minnie Sue Reid took f irst while Rose Tilley won s econd and Steve Sealy won t hird all three are from A von Park. The middle and beginners l evels are based around a b all count instead of a w in/lose situation. The beginners use a stick w ith a cue ball attached at t he end while the middle l evel actually uses a regular pool stick, but they do play ball in hand which means they can place the cue ball anywhere they want. Both of these levels help the athlete to focus on teaching them to aim the ball in the pocket. In the middle level, Sandra Harper, of Avon Park, took the first place trophy while Bobby Talley, of Avon Park, won second and Amy Matthews, of Sebring, won third. Beginners who won trophies were Maricel Moreno, first; Terry Richardson, second; and Dustin Akey, third. All three are from Sebring. Ribbons were presented to various divisions within each level, lunch was served and awards were handed out afterwards. As for Collier, he could not wait to get home to put his trophy next to another trophy he won two years ago. He skipped his way into his apartment and held his trophy high in the air. Continued from 1B STARS take to billiards Courtesy photo Special STARS athletes who won trophies at the competition at Cue Time Billiards in Sebring on Saturday, Aug. 28, were (front row, from left) Bobby Talley, Amy Matthews, Rose Tilley and Maricel Moreno; (back row, from left) Terry Richardson, Minnie Sue Reid, Frankie Smelser, Shawn Squires, Robert Collier, Steve Sealy and Sandra Harper. Special to the News-SunThe Heartland Chapter of t he Florida Trail Association h as a busy month planned. Saturday and Sunday, S ept. 4 and 5, will be a Trail I mprovement at the Avon P ark Whillingham Trail. Contact Bob Hummel at 4 71-1814 for meet-up time, l ocation and other details. Saturday, Sept. 11 will s ee a Chapter Meeting, Bike R ide and Pot Luck lunch at t he Circle B Bar Reserve in t he Lakeland area. Entrance is on the south side of SR 540 (Winter Lake Rd.) between US 98 and Thornhill Rd. For the ride, bring a bicycle with tires suitable for dirt paths, water and helmet. For the Pot Luck, please bring a dish to share, based on last names beginning with A-H, salad, I-Q, main dish, R-Z, desert. Contact Betty Piper at 2933053 or bpiper2005@aol.com for more information. Saturday and Sunday, Sept 18-19, will see another Trail Improvement, on the Arbuckle tract of the Lake Wales Ridge State Forest. Call Jim and Rose Kellerman at 676-2889 for more information. Saturday, Sept. 25 there will be a ride on the Ft. Fraser Trail, beginning at the trail head on Hwy. 98 in Highland City. Bring bicycle, helmet, water and snacks. There will be lunch at the Catfish Country restaurant. Call Eileen Valachovic at 956-2145 for meet-up time. Trail Association activities

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Page 4BNews-SunWednesday, September 1, 2010www.newssun.com By Monte Dutton NASCAR This Week The Chase for the Sprint Cup is three races away. In the remaining two regular-season races, everyone likely to make the Chase „ and there isnt much likelihood of a change in the top 12 in points „ is concentrating on the 10 bonus points awarded to race winners. Once the Chase starts, its all about points again. Consistency is still key, but Im almost wondering right now if its more important to win during the regular season than it is in the Chase,Ž said Jeff Gordon. Get the bonus points to get yourself seeded where you really need to, to get that advantage going into the Chase, and then knock out your top-fives throughout the Chase and win it that way.Ž Its unlikely that anyone is going to win the championship without winning any races, but six of the 12 likely qualifiers are winless at the moment. I think the guy who wins the championship is going to at least have one win this season and, more than likely, in the Chase,Ž said Gordon. Good and bad „ As presently configured, the Chase would consist of six teams: three from Richard Childress Racing and Roush Fenway, two from Hendrick and Gibbs, and one each from Penske and Stewart-Haas. Most consider having teammates in the Chase an advantage, but Gibbs Denny Hamlin isnt so sure. Its good and bad,Ž he said. One, its another guy that youve got to beat for the championship. In-house, anytime you have a teammate in the Chase or around you in points, youre always wanting to one-up them. I think its important for team competition and keeping everyone fired up. The only benefit to not having one is maybe some of the resources get pulled more toward your way.Ž Jump Street „ A victory in a Camping World Truck Series race may not have been the most exciting night for Kyle Busch during the past week. The driver who has won the past four NASCAR races hes entered tried his hand „ and apparently took his lumps „ in off-road racing, competing at Route 66 Raceway in Joliet, Ill., in the TORC (The Off Road Championship) series. Busch liked his new experience. Any time you can put a big, heavy vehicle up in the air like that, its always cool,Ž he said. All times EasternSprint CupEmory Healthcare 500, 7:30 p.m., SundayNationwide SeriesGreat Clips 300, 6:30 p.m., SaturdayTruck SeriesBuilt Ford Tough 225, 7:30 p.m., Friday If you have a question or comment, write: NASCAR This Week, c/o The Gaston Gazette, P.O. Box 1538, Gastonia, NC 28053 or send an e-mail to mdutton@gastongazette.com AlltimesEastern getyourselfseededwhereyoureal ly Banking in straights5 Banking in turns 1-424Distance: .............. ...1.54 mile oval Length of frontstretch: ....2,332 ft. Length of backstretch: ....1,800 ft. Miles/Laps: .500.5 mi. = 325 laps March 7Sept. 5ATLANTA DATA ATLANTA DATA FINISH START PIT ROAD TURN1TURN3TURN4TURN2 Race:Emory Healthcare 500 Where: Atlanta Motor Speedway, Hampton, Ga. (1.54 mi.), 325 laps/500.5 miles. When: Sunday, Sept. 5. Last years winner: Kasey Kahne, Ford. Qualifying record: Geoff Bodine, Ford, 197.478 mph, Nov. 15, 1997. Race record: Dale Earnhardt, Chevy, 163.633 mph, Nov. 12, 1995. Last week: Kyle Busch won at Bristol Motor Speedway for the fourth time in his career. At no other track has he won more than twice. Another Toyota driver, Jamie McMurray, finished second.SPRINT CUPRace: Great Clips 300 Where: Atlanta Motor Speedway, Hampton, Ga. (1.54 mi.), 195 laps/300.3 miles. When: Saturday, Sept. 4. Last years winner: Kevin Harvick, Chevy. Qualifying record: Greg Biffle, Chevy, 192.300 mph, Oct. 25, 2003. Race record: Mark Martin, Ford, 151.751 mph, March 8, 1997. Last week: Boris Said, who has come close many times on road courses, finally won his first NASCAR race at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal. His margin of victory, over Max Papis, was the closest in the series since 1998.NATIONWIDERace: Built Ford Tough 225 Where: Kentucky Speedway, Sparta, Ky. (1.5 mi.), 150 laps/225 miles. When: Friday, Sept. 3 Most recent winner: Ron Hornaday Jr., Chevy. Qualifying record: Bill Lester, Toyota, 178.141 mph, July 9, 2005. Race record: Mike Bliss, Chevy, 143.515 mph, July 13, 2002. Last week: Kyle Busch has competed only nine times this year in the series, yet his victory at Chicagoland Speedway was his fourth. In NASCARs three major touring series, Busch has won 17 times this year.CAMPING WORLD TRUCK BRIAN VICKERS SPRINT CUP SERIES No. 83 TEAM RED BULL TOYOTA By Monte Dutton NASCAR This Week Brian Vickers, who made the Chase for the Sprint Cup in 2009, competed in only 11 races this season. After a 10th-place finish at Darlington Raceway on May 8, Vickers fell ill. Doctors discovered that Vickers, 26, had developed blood clots in his left leg, left finger and lungs. A regimen of blood thinners made it impossible for him to compete in his No. 83 Team Red Bull Toyota. Recently, Vickers went successful surgery to repair a PFO (patent foramen ovale), a small hole between the two atriums of his heart. He was also diagnosed with May-Thurner syndrome, in which blood flow is restricted because a vein and/or artery are pinched. After surgery, a stent was placed in a vein, on July 13, to open it. Now, however, Vickers expects to return to full-time competition next year. Not only did we figure out what the problem was,Ž said Vickers, but we were able to fix it. ƒ Im going to be back in the No. 83 and very excited to be back with Red Bull.Ž Vickers, who has stayed mostly away from the track, has spent off time traveling and working out. My main priority is getting back to racing next year,Ž he said. Ive been given a gift. Things happen for a reason. Ive had some time to think back and look at my career, both personally and professionally. I dont think Ill change a lot when I come back, but I do think I will change some. Ill going to probably tolerate a lot less, but at the same time there will be areas I will tolerate a lot more, just depends on what it is. I have a new appreciation for life. Im looking forward to it. I feel great, and cant wait to race.Ž Vickers, from Thomasville, N.C., expects to be off blood thinners by next January, at which point he will get back in a race car and begin testing to prepare for the 2011 season. What I love to do is race,Ž he said. It is not only my job, but my passion. Ive been missing that need for speed, the competition, my people and friends in the industry, but at the same time, it has been nice to take a break.ŽGordon says consistency is still the key to ChaseVick Will StickV E R S U S 2010 STANDINGSSprint Cup Pts. Wins1. Kevin Harvick 3,521 3 2. Jeff Gordon 279 0 3. Kyle Busch 351 3 4. Carl Edwards 408 0 5. Denny Hamlin 413 5 6. Tony Stewart 414 0 7. Jeff Burton 420 0 8. Matt Kenseth 426 0 9. Jimmie Johnson 444 5 10. Kurt Busch 448 2 11. Greg Biffle 466 1 12. Clint Bowyer 601 0Nationwide Series1. Brad Keselowski 3,995 2. Carl Edwards 365 3. Kyle Busch 599 4. Justin Allgaier 734 5. Paul Menard 824 6. Kevin Harvick 1,087 7. Steve Wallace 1,138 8. Trevor Bayne 1,140 9. Joey Logano 1,273 10. Jason Leffler 1,275Camping World Truck Series1. Todd Bodine 2,708 2. Aric Almirola 236 3. Johnny Sauter 303 4. Timothy Peters 325 5. Ron Hornaday Jr. 328 6. Matt Crafton 384 7. Austin Dillon 393 8. Mike Skinner 498 9. David Starr 575 10. Justin Lofton 731Whos hot: In the Sprint Cup standings, Kyle Busch is third with a bullet, and over three series, hes won the past four races he entered. ... Brad Keselowski hiked his overwhelming Nationwide Series lead to 365 points.Whos not: Robby Gordon didnt have enough gas to win the Nationwide race in Montreal. ... Jimmie Johnson needs to get his act back together for the Chase. Why are Nationwide Series races on road courses nearly as long as Sprint Cup races on road courses? So that they can last all day? NASCAR desperately needs a dramatic Chase. Football season starts this week, and the Chase was, at least in part, devised to compete with the NCAA and NFL in the fall. This has been a season of feuds. Which one rises to the top during the Chase? Speaking of the Chase, Kyle Busch seems primed for it. This, however, has happened before. Will this Chase be different? This is the 51st consecutive season in which Atlanta Motor Speedway has hosted two (in one year, three) races in what is now the Sprint Cup Series. For the foreseeable future, it is also the last. AMS gets cut back to one next year. Auto Club Speedway also has only one race next year. Will scaling back to one race revive the popularity the track enjoyed before being allotted two races? Did the decline occur because of two annual races, or was it the tracks acquisition by International Speedway Corporation? Maybe now well know. The odds favor the Chase consisting of the 12 drivers now in position to make it. If the field changes, it will almost surely come as a result of costly mistakes, not race wins. In other words, Jamie McMurray, Mark Martin, et al., need help. Lots of it. No one has worked harder than Boris Said to win in NASCAR. His Nationwide Series victory was long overdue. Brad Keselowskis ability to avoid disaster in the Nationwide Series is extraordinary, particularly for a driver with a reputed taste for trouble. The numbers belie the rap. Bonus points are overrated. Many gloss over the fact that the Chase is decided by points, not victories. Once the field is mathematically drawn together, the Chase goes back to the system that drew it apart. Kyle Busch SaidVilleneuve, apparently having brake problems, spun out Said during the Nationwide Series visit to Montreals Circuit Gilles Villeneuve. Despite the harsh contact, both cars remained competitive. In fact, Said went on to win the race, and Villeneuve wound up third. NASCAR This Weeks Monte Dutton gives his take: This incident was kind of the NASCAR equivalent of no harm, no foul.ŽJACQUES VILLENEUVE VS. BORIS SAID AMS tickets at a steal; Va. helping Martinsville fansIn the face of declines and a troubled economy, many tracks are reducing ticket prices. This weekends Atlanta Motor Speedway races offer a Sprint Cup ticket as low as $39 and, for $30, a Saturday ticket includes Sprint Cup qualifying and the Nationwide Series race. On Saturday, kids under 12 are admitted free, and any ticketholder also gains access to a free breakfast at the track on Monday morning, Labor Day. For more information, call, toll-free, 877-9-AMS-TIX or go to www.atlantamotorspeedway.com. Virginia Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling announced a Tobacco Commission Grant and other initiatives designed to provide an enhanced fan experienceŽ at Martinsville Speedway. The grant provides $1.5 million of a $3 million upgrade of facility infrastructure. As a result, International Speedway Corporation has committed to two Sprint Cup races annually at Martinsville for at least the next five years.Brian Vickers will return to racing after heart surgeryJohn Clark/NASCAR This WeekAfter a 10th-place finish in May at Darlington Raceway, Brian Vickers, center, fell ill and had to cut his season short. Now, t he driver plans to be back in 2011 after heart surgery. Villeneuve Just use a recordingThis Week welcomes letters to the editor, but please be aware that we have room for only a few each week. Well do our best to select the best, but individual replies are impossible due to the bulk of mail received. Please do not send stamped and self-addressed envelopes with your letters, which should be addressed to: NASCAR This Week, The Gaston Gazette, P.O. Box 1538, Gastonia, N.C. 28053. Dear NASCAR This Week, I have been a NASCAR fan for years and have enjoyed watching on TV and going to races. I know the promotors of the race provide excellent entertainment with country, rock and rap music, but please stop letting these people massacre and degrade our national anthem. Buy a recording. Bob Ohning Evansville, Ind. The anthem singers are seen as a means for entertainers, often those performing elsewhere at the track on race weekends, to receive national exposure. Sometimes, as you suggest, the exposure isnt so great.Petty for the agesRichard Petty began the most auspicious career in NASCAR history ƒ in Canada. On July 18, 1958, the King competed at Canadian Exposition Stadium in Toronto, Ont., finishing 17th in a field of 19 on a .333-mile paved oval. His father, Lee Petty, won the race, which was only 100 laps, or 33.33 miles, in length. Lee Petty drove his traditional No. 42. Richard drove another 1957 Oldsmobile with No. 142 on its sides. Cotton Owens finished second in a Pontiac, and Jim Reed was third in a Ford. Pettyfortheages

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www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, September 1, 2010Page 5B m orning by Paul Daugherty o f the Cincinnati Enquirer, a w riter against instant replay in any form, in any sport a gain bringing up the human e lement aspect of the argum ent. In his defense of his s tance, he cites the perfect g ame that never was when J im Joyce missed a call on t he final out of Detroit's g ame where Armando G alaraga missed his likely o nly chance at history. I wrote about it afterward, t aking note of the class and g race Galaraga handled it w ith, and what a good lesson i t proved to be. Daugherty took it a step f urther and said it was the m oment of the year for this M ajor League season. The moment of the year w as a pitcher who didn't get h is deserved perfect game a nd the umpire whose career w ill now be defined by missi ng that call? How they handled the m oment was something w orthwhile, but don't you t hink that moment, for both o f them, would have been b etter had replay been availa ble to quickly make the c orrect call? He also sees it as a way of do overs," saying that if a r eceiver drops a pass, he d oesn't get a do-over, sugg esting that the human elem ent transcends to all a spects of the game and that r eplay is messing with that in one area. Umpires are human, and are going to make mistakes, just like a receiver, just like a batter who swings at a two-strike pitch in the dirt. But the players are playing the game, the umpires, officials and referees are governing the game the aspect of the game that you'd want a way to correct a mistake. If I spell some words wrong in the writing of this column, sure I could let it run in the paper and any complaints I get I can just chalk up to "the human element." Yet, I have a means to correct such mistakes with this little thing called spell check. Wouldn't you rather I make use of such technology, to have this little "doover" and get it right? Think of the use of instant replay as an umpire's spell check. And now, any notion of how much using the replay would delay baseball games can be put to rest as well, with those 16 challenges totaling 52 seconds of delay. They may not have lead the way themselves, but these Little Leaguers and their coaches sure did show the way, in many regards. Dan Hoehne is the Sports Editor of the News-Sun. He can be reached at daniel.hoehne@newssun.com. Continued from 1B Replay sample, kids example provide lesson and David Whidden and Rick Baney third with a 142. Fourth Flight honors went to Larry Henegar and Pete Almazan's 139 as Todd Bunday and Andy Augusto were four shots back for second at 143. Dana Harris and Dennis Firth were another two shots back at 145 for third. Charles Peebles and Russ Clement took the top spot in the Fifth Flight, carding a 140, two shots ahead of the 142 posted by Mike Zimmerman and Greg Kramer for second while Ronnie Handley and Chuck Waltman were third at 144. Sixth Flight was won by Jason Johnson and Kenny Futch with their 145 with Jim Bennett and L.C. Smith second at 151 and Dennis Tondee and Dave Greenslade third at 155. Steven Griffin and Byron Holcomb scored a win in the Seventh Flight with a 141, Tom Griffin and Greg Stupinski took second with a 152 and Mark Cox and Jim McCall placed third at 154. The Eighth Flight saw another playoff after Ted Kudlinski and Terry Little found their 155 matched by Jady Prescott and Scott Dressel. Playing the Deer Run 10th hole for the playoff, Prescott and Dressel were able to sink a five-foot putt for par to take the win, leaving Kudlinski and Little in second and Linda Keith and Bob Weigers in third with a 160 There wasn't quite t he drama in the Ninth Flight as Don Darroh and Paul Re pa took a six-stroke win with a 159. Mike Kirsch and Micha el Halloran were second at 16 5 with Chris White and Fran k Caputo third at 168. Another weekend of gre at golf action and anoth er example of how t he Highlands County comm unity can pull together f or worthy causes. Continued from 1B Golf brings community together to give back Dixie Champs take to the airwaves Courtesy pho to The Sebring Dixie Ozone World Series Champions were featured on the Ed Lynch "Sports Talk" show this past Saturday, Aug. 28. Pictured in front row, left to right: head coach Dean Frazier, Jordan Austin, Kyle Helms and Jimmy Peck. Back row, left to right: Alex Gomez, Josh Crouch, Seth Cannady and Trey Frazier. The show airs on Saturday's immediately following the Noon News on WWTK 730-AM. Broadcasts, however, will be canceled on Sept. 4 and 11 due to the University of Florida football game being broadcast on WWTK. Scheduled guests for the Sept. 18 show are Sebring High School Athletic Director Terry Quarles and former Avon Park High School athlete Chad Marley, who will play baseball for Webber International University this upcoming season. Associated PressTULSA, Okla. The A rena Football League will a dd new teams in P hiladelphia, Pittsburgh, San J ose and Kansas City and expand its schedule to 18 games next season. Commissioner Jerry Kurz announced the changes, raising the league's membership from 15 to 19 teams. Arena League expanding Associated PressWASHINGTON Roger Clemens put his right hand on the lectern, leaned down toward the microphone and made what might be the most important pitch of his life: "Not guilty, your honor." Those words, uttered Monday in a strong, confident voice by the seven-time Cy Young Award winner sporting a black blazer and blond highlights in his hair, marked the official beginning of a court case that could taint baseball even furth er and land the "Rocket" in ja il. U.S. District Judge Regg ie Walton presided over an arraignment hearing that las ted less than 14 minutes. Walton set April 5 as t he start of jury selection. Clemens pleads "not guilty"

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Nellie BakerTara and Daniel Baker, of S ebring, announce the birth o f a daughter, Nellie Nichole a t 6:38 p.m., on August 23, 2 010, at Highlands Regional M edical Center, Sebring. Nellie weighed 7 pounds, 1 3 ounces and measured 21 i nches in length. Maternal grandparents are L ance and Kathy Truax. Paternal grandparents are R ick and Nancy Jetton.Haizen CobbCheri and Chase Cobb, of A von Park, announce the b irth of a son, Haizen R andall on August 27, 2010, a t Highlands Regional M edical Center, Sebring. Haizen weighed 8 pounds, 1 ounce and measured 21 i nches in length.Sara DunnSamantha and Michael D unn, of Lake Placid, a nnounce the birth of a d aughter, Sara Elizabeth at 7 :58 a.m., on August 27, 2 010, at Highlands Regional M edical Center, Sebring. Sara weighed 7 pounds, 7 o unces and measured 19 i nches in length. Maternal grandparents are J im and Carol Burbick. Paternal grandmother is M arsha Gibbs.Samuel GodwinAshley and Kenneth G odwin, of Zolfo Springs, a nnounce the birth of a son, S amuel Luke at 7:34 a.m., o n August 27, 2010, at H ighlands Regional Medical C enter, Sebring. Samuel weighed 6 pounds, 1 1 ounces and measured 20 i nches in length. Maternal grandparents are L uke and Cheryl Suggs, K imberly Sheppard. Paternal grandparents are W ayne and Pam Godwin.Logan HillTiffany and Ira Hill Jr., of S ebring, announce the birth o f a daughter, Logan Lynlee a t 9:45 p.m., on August 21, 2 010, at Highlands Regional M edical Center, Sebring. Logan weighed 4 pounds, 1 3 ounces and measured 18 i nches in length. Maternal grandparents are B rad and Lynn Hendry. Paternal grandparents are I ra Hill Sr. and Sandra Hill.Kylie MeasnerKayla and Jared Measner, o f Sebring, announce the b irth of a daughter, Kylie M arie at 8:20 a.m., on A ugust 27, 2010, at H ighlands Regional Medical C enter, Sebring. Kylie weighed 6 pounds a nd measured 18.75 inches i n length. Maternal grandparents are A nnette and Jeff Robb, W illiam Trachok. Paternal grandparents are J ack and Kathi Measner.Sarai TiradoAngela and Richard Tirado, of Sebring, announce the birth of a daughter, Sarai Aida on August 25, 2010, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Sebring. Sarai weighed 6 pounds, 2 ounces and measured 19.5 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Wallace and Kampew Gowin. Paternal grandparents are Ralph Tirado and Alice Johnson.Yeseomavis VargasYeosuia Vargas and Omar Centeno, of Sebring, announce the birth of a daughter, Yeseomavis Centeno on August 28, 2010, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Sebring. Yeseomavis weighed 6 pounds, 6 ounces and measured 20 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Ines Rose and Hector Vargas. Paternal grandmother is Ava Vera. www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, September 1, 2010Page 7B Custom Concrete Landscape Curbs Landscape Installation Sod Renovation Water Features Waterfalls Ponds385.0404 385.0404Custom Concrete Landscape Curbs Landscape Installation Sod Renovation Water Features Waterfalls PondsSUPPORTYOUR 385-3497 HIGHLANDS COUNTYSOLDESTESTABLISHED HEARINGAIDOFFICE130 S. Commerce Ave. Sebring Mon. Fri. 9am 5pm Call us today: 863.385.3497 You may HearŽ Better Tomorrow SAY WHAT?Ž AFFORDABLE ADVERTISING 385-6155 PAPAIRAEADDSHANDEL AGINGBULLDOOMOVERLY THEGUMBALLALLYLORAIN SADLYBRIOPETTYWOMAN PESCISETHHESLANE OTISASHSEIRELIC LOPATHOUSANDACESRCA ARENDTCHEIVEARIAS FIREMANFRACTALTITUS CILIANATLVILE BEDKNOBSANDBOOMSTICKS UNITSLURNOTRE ROSIEGIBBERSDIARIST PLIESUSEEATCLANCY SANMYFIENDFLICKAGAP CLEEFEYECUENEMO TALEWASTERRTRIES OLIVETWISTTOILMETAL TINEARMULHOLLANDDIVE AVERSEOREOFISTBLOOD LESSEENESTSASHENNA CROSSWORDSOLUTION CELEBRATIONS Courtesy photo William and Irene (Shirley) Goglin, of Sebring, are celebrating their 66th wedding anniversary. William is a retired musician and Irene is a domestic engineer. They have two children: daughter Donna Gustaitis and son Billy Goglin. They also have two grandsons and one granddaughter, three great-grandsons and one great-granddaughter. 66th Anniversary Births Guest-HolbrookMr. and Mrs. John Holbrook of Lake Placid announce the engagement of their daughter, Laura Michelle to Sean Thomas Guest of Micaville, N.C. Laura is a graduate of Lake Placid High School and has been employed by Highlands Independent Bank for the last eight years. Currently, she is in their Operations Center in Sebring. Sean is the son of Don and Trudy Guest, Micaville, N.C. He is a graduate of Mountain Heritage High School. He attended Brownsville School of Ministry in Pensacola. He currently owns his own businesses, Thunderstruck Grading and Land Clearing and Thunder Buggies. He resides in Lake Placid. ASeptember wedding is planned. Courtesy pho to Laura Michelle Holbrook is engaged to be married to Sean Thomas Guest. Engagement Follow the News-Sun on www.twitter.com/thenewssun www.facebook.com/newssun and Classified ads get results!

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T he Community Calendar prov ides a brief listing of local c lubs and organizations who m eet on a regular basis. It is t he responsibility of the group t o update the News-Sunon any c hanges in this listing by calling 3 85-6155, ext. 516; send any c hanges by e-mail to e ditor@newssun.com;or mail t hem to News-SunCommunity C alendar, 2227 U.S. 27 South, S ebring, FL33870. T ODAY Adult Children of A lcoholics and Dysfunctional F amilies. New Life Group m eets Wednesdays at 11:30 a .m. at Grace Bible Church, 4 453 Thunderbird Road, S ebring. Call 446-0461. Go to w ww.adultchildren.org. American Legion Post 25 L ake Placid has lounge hours f rom 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Burgers s erved from 5-7 p.m. Live m usic is from 5-8 p.m. Call 4 65-7940. American Legion Post 74 o pen noon to 8 p.m. Hot dogs s erved. Happy Hour 4-6 p.m. C all 471-1448. Avon Park Noon Rotary C lub meets noon, Rotary Club B uilding, corner of Verona A venue and Pine Street. Bridge Club of Sebring ( American Contract Bridge C lub)plays duplicate games at 1 2:30 p.m. at 347 Fernleaf A ve., Sebring. Call 385-8118. The Bridgettes meet at 1 2:15 p.m. at Sebring R ecreation Center to play b ridge. Call Sandra Yates at 6 55-5815. Christian Fellowship Group m eets 7 p.m. Call 381-9005 or 3 81-9007. Country Swingers has d ances at the Sebring R ecreation Club, 333 P omegranate Ave., Sebring. M embership is required. B eginners dancing from 5:156 :15 p.m. Advanced dancing is f rom 6:30-8:30 p.m. New d ances taught every other w eek. Call 655-2398. Gold Wing Road Riders A ssociation meets at 6 p.m. f irst Wednesday at Homer's S morgasbord in Sebring. Call H arold Francis at (954) 4614 346.Heartland Horses & H andicapped Inc. is offering p ony rides every Monday and W ednesday from 4:30-6:30 p .m., weather permitting. $5 d onation per child. Call 4520 006 for more information. All p roceeds raised support our f ree equine assisted riding prog ram for adults and children w ith special needs, which r esumes in September. Heartland Talk of the Town T oastmasters meet the first a nd third Wednesday from 6-7 p .m. at Century 21 Advanced A ll-Service Realty, 1843 U.S. 2 7 North in Sebring. The web a ddress is toastmasters.org. F or information call Cathy S chreima at 382-3574 or Linda U dall at 386-6495. Highlands County N arcotics Anonymous meets a t 8 p.m. at the Lakeside h ouse, 1513 S. Highlands Ave., A vonPark. Call the 24-hour h otline 1-800-850-7347 or (941) 6 16-0460. Highlands Senior Center is o pen every Wednesday from 9 a .m. to 3 p.m. at their new clubh ouse, 3400 Sebring Parkway ( the old Lions Club). Two live b ands to dance to and great l unches. All area seniors are i nvited to join the festivities. C all 386-0752. Highlands Shrine Club, 2 606 State Road 17 South, A von Park (between Avon Park and Sebring) meets from 8:3010:30 a.m. for coffee and doughnuts and socializing for members and any interested person. Call 382-2208. Kiwanis Club of Sebring meets every Wednesday at noon at Homer's Restaurant. Call Grace Plants 273-1421. Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2661 is open to members and their guests. Shuffleboard is at 1:30 p.m. Mah-Jong from 1-5 p.m. Lounge opens at 12:30 p.m. Call 465-2661. Lake Placid Moose plays cards at night. Open to members and qualified guests only. Lake Placid Loyal Order of the Moose meets at 7:30 p.m. the first Wednesday at the lodge. Loyal Order of Moose Highlands County Lodge No. 2494, 1318 W Bell St., Avon Park. Dinner served every Wednesday from 5:30-6:30 p.m.Call 452-0579. Narcotics Anonymous Never Alone Candlelight meets at 7 p.m. at 133 N. Butler Ave. in Avon Park, near the First Congregational Church. For information call Heartland area helpline (863) 683-0630. More information on other meetings and events at www.naflheartland.org. Over The Hill Gang meets 10:15 a.m., Jim's Pistolarrow Range for target shooting. Call 655-4505. Rotary Club of Lake Placid (Morning Rotary) meets at 6:44 a.m. at The Heron's Garden, 501 U.S. 27 North, Lake Placid, just north of the Tower. Visiting Rotarians always welcome. Coffee only is $2; full breakfast is $7. Call 465-4834. Scottish American Society of the Highlands meets first Wednesday in the First Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall, corner of Franklin and Poinsettia streets, Sebring. Gathering starts at 7 p.m., meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. Anyone of Scottish heritage or with an interest in Scottish culture can attend. Call Joe and Ria Campbell at 471-9438. Sebring Doll Club meets at 10:30 a.m. the first Wednesday at St. John's Methodist Church in Sebring. Call 465-0480. Sebring Downtown Merchants and Professionals Association meets 5 p.m. at the Cat House Restaurant, Sebring on first Wednesday. Sebring Eagles Club 4240 joint officers meet at 6 p.m. first Monday. Pizza and darts is at 7:30 p.m. at the club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring. Call 6554007. Auxiliary meeting at 7 p.m. the first and third Wednesday at the club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring. Call 6554007. Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 hosts Wacky Wednesday from 5-6:30 p.m. serving a varied menu of food for $5 and special drink prices. Lounge open from 3-10 p.m. Open to Elk members and guests. Music provided from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Smokefree environment. Call 4713557. Sebring Jaycees meets 7:30 p.m., Jaycees Clubhouse, State Road 17, Sebring. Sebring Kiwanis meets noon, Homer's Smorgasbord, Sebring. Sebring Library has storytime at 10 a.m. for ages 3-5 except during holidays. Sebring Moose Lodge 2259 serves hamburgers, fries and fish sandwiches from 5-7 p.m. at 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. Beef franks and Italian sausages served from 1 p.m. to closing. There will be music from 4:307:30 p.m. Call 655-3920. Sebring Recreation Club has ice cream shuffleboard at 1:15 p.m. at 333 Pomegranate Ave., Sebring. Call 385-2966. Suicide and Sudden Death Grief Support group meets every Wednesday, 6 p.m., at Unity Life Enrichment Center, 10417 Orange Blossom Blvd, Sebring. Facilitated by licensed therapist. Call 381-4410. Sun N'Lakes Lake Placid Recreation District hosts a card party on first Wednesday at the Sun 'N Lakes South Community Center, 440 S Sun N Lakes Blvd., Lake Placid. A full lunch is served. Cost is $5. Put players together for a table and call 465-2850 for reservations and further information. Take Off Pounds Sensibly FL487 meets at 9 a.m. at Whispering Pines Baptist Church, 303 White Pine Drive, Sebring. Call 382-7716 or 3149485. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3800 plays poker at 2 p.m. at the post, 1224 County Road 621 East, Lake Placid. Call 699-5444. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4300 plays euchre at 6:30 p.m. at the post, 2011 SE Lakeview Drive, Sebring. Service officer at post 12-3 p.m. Call 385-8902. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9853 Auxiliary meets at 2 p.m. first Wednesday at the post, 75 N. Olivia Drive, Avon Park. Volunteers of America of Florida is a nonprofit organization in Sebring that specializes in assisting person's with mental illness. We are pleased to announce our Drop in Center is open to individuals with a mental illness 6 days a week from 11am to 3 pm. The center offers a welcoming environment where individuals are accepted and feel comfortable. Call Wendy at 863-382-2022.THURSDAY Alzheimer's Association Support Group meets at 1 p.m. at the Sebring Christian Church on Hammock Road. Call Bill Roche at 402-0464. American Legion Placid Post 25 Lake Placid has lounge hours 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Card games played at 1 p.m. Pool tournament is 7 p.m. Call 465-7940. American Legion Post 74 open noon to 8 p.m. Customer Appreciation Day. Free food. Happy hour all day. Call 4711448. Bravehearts, an Ala-Non support group, meets from 1-2 p.m. at Spring Lake Presbyterian Church. Call 6553274. Bridge Club of Sebring (American Contract Bridge Club)plays novice duplicate games at 12:30 p.m. at 347 Fernleaf Ave., Sebring, November through May. Call 385-8118. Central Avon Park Jaycees meets 8 p.m., first and third Thursday, city recreation building, North Verona Avenue, Avon Park. Fibromyalgia Recovery Support Group meetings are the first Thursday of every month. The introductory video is shown at 12:30 p.m. Returning members will join in at 2 p.m. The group meets at the Union Congregational Church, 106 N. Butler, Avon Park. Call 386-5017. Fletcher Music Club meets every Thursday and Tuesday at Fletcher Music Center in Lakeshore Mall, Sebring. For more details, call 385-3288. Harmony Hoedowners Square Dance Club offers beginning dance lessons for new and returning dancers from 4-6 p.m. Thursday, and classes for last year's dancers from 2-4 p.m. at Reflections On Silver Lake in Avon Park. Call Sam Dunn at 382-6792 or email him atsamdunn@samdunn.net.Heartland Horses & Handicapped Inc. provides free assisted riding sessions for adults and children with special needs from 9-11 a.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday at 118 W. College Drive, AvonPark. Call Mary McClelland, 452-0006. Highlands County Corvette Club meets 7:30 p.m., first Thursday. For more details, call Walt Blakeslee, 471-9829. Highlands County Genealogical Society meets at 1 p.m. first Thursday, October throughMay, in the Sebring Library. Volunteers help people research family history from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. Call 471-2734, 465-6763 or 452-5939. The Web site iswww.heartlineweb.org/hcgs/. Highlands County Narcotics Anonymous meets at 8 p.m. at St. Agnes Episcopal Church on Lakeview Drive in Sebring. Call the 24hour hotline 1-800-850-7347 or (941) 616-0460. Highlands County Ostomy Support Group meets from 12-2 p.m. first Thursday at Homer's Smorgasbord. Members purchase own lunch. Call Myrtle Pence at 655-4887 or Paul Orth at 386-0287 or email: orthfam@strato.net Highlands Little Theatre's general membership meeting is first Thursday. Social hour is at 6 p.m. Meeting is at 7 p.m. Highlands Pedalers a local bicycle club, meets at 7 p.m. first Thursday at Kenilworth Lodge, Sebring. For details, log ontowww.highlandspedalers.com. Highlands Little Theatre general membership meets first Thursday at 356 W. Center Ave., Sebring. Social hour is at 6 p.m. with the meeting at 7 p.m. New members welcome. Call 385-2175. Hope Hospice grief support group meets at 2 p.m. every Thursday at Reflections on Silver Lake community/activities hall in Avon Park; and at 6 p.m. every Thursday at Woody's RV Resort clubhouse/activities hall in Sebring. Call 370-0312. Greater Kenilworth Neighborhood Watch will now be meeting at the Military Sea Services Museum at the corner of Kenilworth Boulevard and Roseland Avenue, the first Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2661 has lounge hours beginning at 1 p.m. Card games and bingo are at 6 p.m. with burgers, sandwiches and desserts served. The lodge is open to members and their guests. Call 465-2661. Lake Placid Moose serves burgers, jumbo hot dogs and fries at 6 p.m. Music provided from 5:30-9 p.m. Darts at 7:30 p.m. Open to members and qualified guests only. Lake Placid Noon Rotary Club meets at noon at Peppercorn's, 525 W. Interlake Blvd. For more information, including how to order lunch in advance, call Forrest Steele at 465-0113. Lake Placid Woodcarvers meet from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Cultural Center, 127 Dal Hall Blvd. For information call Dan Daszek at 465-7730. Lifeline Home Health Care offers blood pressure screening 10 a.m. to noon every first Thursday at Publix Supermarket, Southgate Shopping Center, Sebring. Lorida Teens (TLT), a newly formed part of the Greater Lorida Community Club, meets at 7 p.m. Thursdays to play softball, volleyball and a variety of other sports. Teens are encouraged to come to the community center. Loyal Order of Moose Highlands County Lodge No. 2494, 1318 W Bell St., Avon Park. Tacos and wings served every Thursday from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Cards at 6:30 p.m. Lodge phone number 452-0579. Moms Together AMoms Group Shattering the Superwoman Myth! Join our moms group the first and third Thursday at First Baptist Church of Sebring from 6-7:30 p.m. Childcare is provided for children to age 12. Call the church office at 3855154 or Rebekah 314-9336. Narcotics Anonymous Take It Easy Group meets at 8 p.m. at St. Agnes Episcopal Church, 3840 Lakeview Drive, Sebring. For information call Heartland area helpline (863) 683-0630. More information on other meetings and events at www.naflheartland.org. New Beginnings a support group for people with traumatic brain injury and their family members, meets at 6 p.m. every first Thursday (October through April) at the office of Handicapped Americans Love of Life Organization, 112 Medical Center Ave., Sebring. Refreshments will be served. Call 385-1196 or e-mail tohallo@tnni.net. Overeaters Anonymous meets from 4-5 p.m. every Thursday at Ridge Area Arc Cafeteria, 120 W. College Drive. No dues, fees or weighins. Visit www.FloridaRidge Intergroup.com. Call 414-3172. Visit www.oa.org for more information on OA. Overeaters Anonymous meets from 5:30-6:30 p.m. every Thursday at Wauchula Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 205 S. 11th Ave., Wauchula. No dues, fees or weigh-ins. Visit www.FloridaRidge Intergroup.com. Call (863) 7735714. Placid Lakes Bridge Club meets 6-9 p.m. at Placid Lakes Town Hall, 2010 Placid Lakes Blvd. Call 465-4888. Pine Ridge Promenaders will be dancing from 7:30-9:30 p.m. at the Sunshine RV Park recreation hall located 1,000 yards east of U.S. 27 on State Road 70. Call Dan or Nell Sherman at 465-2481 or 2439676. Sebring Breakfast Lions Club meets 7 a.m. at Dot's Restaurant in Sebring Square. For information, call 471-0118 Sebring Chapter 126 Orde r of Eastern Star meets at 7:30 p.m. first and third Thursday a t the Masonic Lodge on Home Avenue in Sebring. There are no meetings fromJuly through September. Call Jo Carney at 655-0371. Sebring Country Estates Civic Association hosts Ladies Cards at 12:30 p.m. every Thursday. Business meeting every second Thursday at 7 p.m. Carry-in dinner every fourth Thursday a t 6 p.m. Membership is $10 per person. Located at 3240 Gran d Prix Drive. For all residents of Sebring Country Estates and Grand Prix Heights subdivision Public rentals available for spe cial events. Call 385-9109. Sebring Eagles Club 4240 serves hamburgers and french fries from 5-7 p.m. Music is from 6-9 p.m. at the club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring. Call 655-4007. Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 meets 7 p.m. first and third Thursdays at the lodge on the corner of Lakeview Drive and Kenilworth Boulevard, Sebring Smoke-free environment. Call 385-8647 or 382-0339. Sebring Moose Lodge 225 9 has joint officers meeting at 7 p.m. at 11675 U.S. 98, Sebrin g. Beef franks and Italian sausages served from 1 p.m. to closing. Call 655-3920. Sebring Rhythm Cloggers dance at 6:30 p.m. at Highlands Hammock State Park Recreation Room in Sebring. If interested, call 382 3735 or 382-6973. Sebring Sunrise Rotary Club meets 7 a.m., Sebring Elks Club, corner of Kenilwort h Boulevard and Southeast Lakeview Drive. Sweet Adeline's Show Chorus meets at 7 p.m. every Thursday in the AvonPark Rotary Club, 20 S. Verona Ave Call Jeanne Parzygnat at 699 0743; Bette Killeen at 446-310 6 or Anita Helbig at 452-1927. Tender Touch Support Group meets 7 p.m., first and third Thursdays, Marge Brewster Center, 155 U.S. 27 N., Sebring. Take Off Pounds Sensibly meets at Venus United Methodist Church, 962 County Road 731, Venus. Weigh in is from 5-5:30 p.m. Meeting is from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Call 4659165 for details. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3880 1224 County Road 621 East, Lake Placid. The men's auxiliary meets at 7 p.m the first Thursday. For more details, call 699-5444. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4300 serves hamburgers from 12-2:30 and plays bingo at 2 p.m. at the post, 2011 SE Lakeview Drive, Sebring. For more details call 385-8902. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9853 bar bingo is at 1 p.m. every Thursday. Page 8BNews-SunWednesday, September 1, 2010www.newssun.com COMMUNITYCALENDAR

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Adult Finale TM O n n t h e e C i r c l e e i n n D o w n t o w n n S e b r i n g W ld Clover Images $2 0 0 0 G r a n d d P r i z e F o o d d € € F u n C o m e e W a t c h h & C h e e r r F o r r Y o u r F a v o r i t e e I d o l For more info: www.heartlandidol.com ROOFING SPECIALIST SERVING HIGHLANDS COUNTY SINCE 1989 Shingles Flat Roofs Roof Repairs Mobile Home Roofovers -FULLYLICENSED & INSURED385-4690State Lic # RC 0066817 QUALITY WORK AT A REASONABLE PRICE FREEESTIMATES CLUBS& ORGANIZATIONS Heartland Talk of the Town ToastmastersSEBRING Rusty S herman was presented with h er Competent C ommunicator (CC) and C ommunication and L eadership (CL) Awards at t he Aug. 18 meeting of H eartland Talk of the Town T oastmasters. The CC award is presented t o a member after they comp lete their first 10 speech p rojects. The CLaward is e arned for completing a n umber of leadership roles d uring the Toastmaster meeti ngs. On presenting the awards P resident Cathy Schreima s aid, "These are the two m ost important awards a t oastmaster can receive. It s hows their dedication to s elf-development and persona l growth by completing all t he necessary projects to earn t hem." Speakers for the meeting w ere Rhonda McCullough a nd Linda Udall. M cCullough won the best s peaker award. Schreima was v oted best evaluator and Roy C avalcant won the best Table T opics Award. Ronnie Carter w as the Toastmaster for the m eeting and his theme was h eroes. The club will hold its fall h umorous and evaluators c ontest at its next meeting s et for 6 p.m. on Sept. 1. Guest speaker for the evalu ators contest will be Gerry G arnich, Highlands Little T heatre volunteer. The title o f his speech is "Life as a S enior Citizen." Contestants Schreima and S herman will evaluate his s peech for the contest. C avalcant and Schreima will c ompete in humorous speech. Winners of both contests w ill advance to Area 63 comp etition on Sept. 18 in W auchula. Guests are welcome to attend. Meetings are held the first and third Wednesday at Ronnie Carter's Century 21 All-Service Realty located at 1843 U.S. 27 at the Thunderbird Road intersection. For more information contact Schreima at 863-3823574, end an e-mail to lionlady88@gmail.com or visit www.toastmasters.org. TOPS FL 487SEBRING TOPS FL 487 met August 25 with six TOPS and two KOPS giving the pledges. The group welcomed visitor Maggie Hardy to the meeting. Best Loser was Ginna Meissner with a one-pound loss. Yes-Yeses are portion control, water, fiber, exercise and write a food diary. Ginna Meissner is keeping the Mystery Gift this week after it return and has three weeks to win. Another wrapper was found on the Attendance Box when Carol Smart removed a wrapper. The 25-cent contest had three winners of 65 cents each and Shirley Slabaugh won 50 cents in the 10-cent contest. The second TOPS Mall Walk is on Sept. 2 in front of the Beall's store at 10 a.m. Area Captain Cindy Deweese sent a reminder of the Oct. 9 Fall Rally in Avon Park and theme is "Viva TOPS." Shirley Slabaugh gave the program "The Mantra of Food Safety" from the latest issue of the "TOPSNews." Members took the quiz then the correct answers were discussed. Call 471-2193 or 3853155.TOPS FL 632SEBRING The club meets every Monday at the First Baptist Church of Lake Josephine. Weigh-in begins at 2:30 p.m. and ends at 3:10 p.m. The meeting begins at 3:30 p.m. and lasts approximately one hour. For more information, please contact Judy O'Boyle at 260-0831. O'Boyle called the meeting to order and the TOPS and KOPS pledges were said by each group and all said the salute to the flag. Judy explained that her surgery had been postponed and has not been rescheduled as yet. The program was presented by Betty Snyder, who talked about a new Total Solutions program she's discovered. She said this program was not based on "No I can't have" but instead focuses on "Yes I can have or do." She said that each time we choose to do an exercise, turn down a fattening dessert or go for a walk, those are victories. Each day we should be focusing on what we can have or do and not what we can't have. She urged the group to look for victories in our daily lives and keep a victory log. After she finished, the club decided to begin a victory log and each day look for 10-15 victories. Karen Goodwin called the roll with 24 members present. The Best Loser of the Week was Jo Ann Edson. Yes-Yeses for the coming week are to keep a daily victory log, eat tuna and our No-No is cake. Sue Otteson kept the Travel Gift for her first week. The new contest will start next week, which will entail having five foods under each letter for T-O-P-S or K-O-PS, totaling 20. Each week for each one-half pound lost, members will cross out a food. Whoever crosses off the most foods wins the contest. The group adjourned with "Hand In Hand." Snapshots Special to the News-SunSEBRING The Rotary Club of Highlands County recently welcomed District Governor Ed Odom and his Assistant Governor Merritt O'Brien to speak to the club about Rotary's goals and projects for the new year which just began. The International Theme for this year is "Building Communities; Bridging Continents." Governor Odom reviewed the Rotary Club of Highlands County's local community and international projects with the club's president and board members. Some of the District-wide projects such as dictionaries for third graders in each scho ol and Camp Rotary for disabled children we re discussed. Also, Rotary International projects su ch as the eradication of polio worldwide, t he goal of which is now almost reached, we re reviewed. Anyone interested in learning more abo ut Rotary is welcome to visit the Rotary Clu b of Highlands County. Their meetings are at 6 p.m on Monda ys at Beef O'Bradys in Sebring. Call Joy ce Gordon at 446-2099 for information. Highlands County Rotary club welcomes District officials Courtesy pho to Rotary Assistant Governor Merritt O'Brien, Rotary of Highlands County President Jim Houseknecht and Rotary District 6890 Governor Ed Odom.

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Page 10BNews-SunWednesday, September 1, 2010www.newssun.com 130 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL Mon.-Fri. 9am 4pm Closed Wednesdays This is NOT your Fathers Hearing Aid Introducing the iQ – changing the way people hear conversations. Hearing comfortably in noise. It has been one of the biggest problems for people who wear hearing aids. The iQ is the only hearing aid with Voice iQ and InVision Directionality. Together, these cuttingedge technologies are designed to preserve speech understanding in noise. So you may hear conversations, not commotion.High performance features are intended to:€ Reduce listening effort and mental fatigue in noisy environments* € Virtually eliminate whistling or buzzing € Let you talk easily on the phone € Provide a comfortable “t, designed for your ear € Suit your lifestyle and budget with a variety of styles and technology levels FRIENDS&NEIGHBORS LAKE PLACID Last S unday, Aug. 15, when we h ad the Military Soup and S andwich, the attendance w as listed as 15. The correct a mount of residents attending s hould have been 85. This is o ne of our best-supported f unctions at our clubhouse. Monday, Aug. 23, we had o ur coed coffee gathering. O ur hosts were Maury and C lare Bloch, who not only m ade the coffee but served a v ariety of doughnuts so that e veryone could share in celeb rating Clare's birthday. Our e mcee was Dave Bailie who c an really warm up the crowd w ith his jokes. He asked if a nyone was leaving and R osie and Jim Witten are taki ng a little vacation they're g oing to Phoenix, Ariz. Next, Dave asked for a S unshine report. Stephanie S chechter, who is filling in f or Carol Noel, listed the foll owing people. She has p laced sign-up sheets for: Maxine Bolyea, Jan Cripe, Kay Holmes, Barbara Meyer and Joan Peterson. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers in hope for a speedy recovery. Next, Dave asked for a report of activities. Sylvia Fitch said they are having the carry-in dinner this Thursday beginning at 6 p.m. The cost is $1 and bring a dish to pass that will feed at least eight people. The special group events told the residents that they are planning a Labor Day Picnic on Monday, Sept. 6. They will be serving hamburgers and hot-dogs and it will cost $4 per person. Bring a dish that goes with the picnic theme. Dave then read off the names of persons celebrating their birthday during the week of Aug. 23-30. He asked his wife Laura to lead us in song. We all sang "Happy Birthday" to Clare Bloch. We had no one celebrating their anniversary present at the meeting. Dave thanked everyone for coming. Tuesday, Aug. 24, we had the Ladies Day Coffee. We had 13 ladies present. Sylvia Fitch made the coffee and presided over the meeting. She asked Carol Noel for a Sunshine report. Carol began by thanking Stephanie Schechter for filling in for her Monday. There is no change from the list that was given Monday, except Barbara Meyer is now home from the hospital. Carol told the ladies that they will have a Labor Day Picnic on Monday, Sept. 6. The cost will be $4. The committee for the carry-in dinner will set up Thursday after 1 p.m. Before leaving, Arlene Clouston read a little story entitled "If a Dog Were Your Teacher." It just shows how loyal and loving our life would be. Thursday, Aug. 26, we had 31 residents attend the carryin dinner. Sylvia Fitch and her committee did a wonderful job and everyone seemed to enjoy the various dishes that were brought for all to enjoy. Tropical Harbor Estates B y Barbara Kelleher Courtesy photo Lake Placid Elks Lodge Elk of the Month for August was Bob Moran. He served in the Elk Lodges chairs prior to leaving for personal reasons. He continues to volunteer in the Lodge at various events. Recently Moran has started Bar Bingo on Saturday afternoons and the event is growing, giving members another event to enjoy. Moran is willing to help when called upon. The Lady Elk of the Month, Nin Switzer, is an active volunteer. Switzer helps with card games and Monday nights. Her famous egg rolls have been a great success, and they have been enjoyed by all. She was one of the Lady Elk volunteers for the Father's Day Breakfast. She is ready to volunteer wherever she is needed. Moran, Switzer named August Elks of the Month for Lake Placid lodge

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I can't change the role s ociety has put on women a ny more than I can change h ow we were taught that we c ould have it all. Women h ave always been the caret akers of the home, but now w e are also the breadwinners. I know how hard it is to jugg le those roles. But there is something that I can change in each of you. I c an help you get rid of the a nger and frustration that c omes from living in a C HAOTic home. We all feel t hat if we had more help that o ur homes would stay clean. M ost of us can't afford a full t ime house keeper, if we c ould, we would have hired o ne long ago. Each of us deserves to live i n a clean home. Many of us g rew up in the '60s and '70s w ith the women's liberation m ovement. Well let me tell y ou, I have blazed a few t rails in my life for women as f armers, fisherman, county c ommissioners and in small b usiness. Yet my toilet still n eeds to be cleaned, dishes n eed to be washed and c lothes have to be laundered. T hese things don't happen by m agic, someone has to do t hem. Sitting around whining t hat you don't have any help f rom your family is not going t o get the job done. If it does g et done what example have y ou set for your family: A f ussy mom that is never any f un. How would it be if you w ere single or a widow with s mall children? Who would y ou whine at then? I get e-mails all the time t hat accuse me of telling w omen that they have to be s laves to their families. Our a ttitudes make us slaves, not t he work we do. Being a s lave is not at all what I t each. I train people to let go o f their anger and take care of their homes in love for their family. As a result of this change in attitude, they quit nagging their family and all of a sudden the kids start helping, the husband starts picking up after himself and guess what everyone is taking care of their home together. All because the mother started setting the example in love. Love is an amazing tool. When you can clean a toilet because you love your family it is no longer a nasty chore. Someone has to do it. Your routines keep it from getting so dirty that it isn't that big of deal anyway. Aswish and a swipe and the bathroom is clean. Attitudes of keeping score and whose turn is it anyway go out the window. All they do is harbor resentment and anger. If I can help you to see that we can have it all and do it all just like we were told during our feminist upbringing, then you let go of the frustration, self-hatred and anger that have been holding you down. The frustration comes from not being able to get it all done and not being able to afford a housekeeper. The self-hatred invades us when we are so stressed because we can't do it all and we see others that seem to be handling it just fine and the anger takes over our hearts and souls and we start blaming others because we can't seem to have this perfect picture of home the way we were lead to believe. But we really can have it all if we will establish simple routines. The problem with the feminist movement was we were taught that we deserved it and demanded that it be given to us regardless of the effort we put into it, but no one ever told us how to do it. So how did we expect our toilets to get clean? If no one did it, it was not going to get done. Then we stamped our foot like a child throwing a fit. That action gets us lots of respect, doesn't it? The cry from a child that doesn't get its way falls on deaf ears. It is only when we set the example and show your family that you are not too good for honest work that you will get them to help the way you have always wanted. For every action there is an opposite and equal reaction. I know you don't believe me, but if you will step out in faith and just try on this new way of thinking, you might actually begin to see changes in your attitude and the attitudes of your family. You are going to be surprised by the reactions you get. I want for you what I have, Peace. And this peace came from letting go of destructive thinking patterns and trying something different. After all if you keep doing it the way you always have, how can you expect a change. By throwing out those attitudes and replacing them with the love, you will be lifted higher. For more help getting rid of your CHAOS, check out her website and join her free mentoring group at www.FlyLady.net or her book, "Sink Reflections" published by Bantam and her New York Times best-selling book, "Body Clutter" published by Fireside. Copyright 2010 Marla Cilley Used by permission. www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, September 1, 2010Page 11B E.O. 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But it makes me feel he isn't getting what he needs from me when he goes to a strip club by himself. I expect my husband to understand and respect my feelings. Is that too much to ask, or am I being unreasonable? That's Entertainment? in Salt Lake City Dear"?": You don't mind your husband going to strip clubs as long as he's with others, and you don't mind him looking at his "extensive porn collection"? It seems as wives go, you're extremely liberal. It's not unreasonable to feel uncomfortable knowing one's spouse is being touched by a scantily clad person of the opposite sex. Because you prefer he not be there alone and he refuses to quit, consider going with him. DearAbby: I have a good friend who is extremely handsome and well-built. "Kal" is friendly, outgoing and lights up a room when he walks in. Everyone likes him guys and gals. He makes friends easily and is quite engaging. Girls talk to him and flirt with him, but they don't want to date him. Kal is 5-foot-7 and everyone says things like, "He's hot!" or, "He's so cute but he's short." Abby, this man has a great job, makes more than $80,000 a year, owns his own home and drives a nice car. He surfs, snowboards and loves to enjoy life. I don't get it. If I wasn't already married to a wonderful man, I'd date Kal in a hot minute. I have seen girls swoon over his physique on the beach or at the gym. Is he too short to be considered eligible? Lost in the Land of Aloha DearLost: No he's too eligible to be considered short on anything. The true measure of a man isn't from top to bottom it's from the eyebrows up. I wish yo u had sent me Kal's phone number. I know I'll be inun dated with letters from inte rested people. P.S. Readers, I'd be inter ested in your thoughts. Doe s height REALLYmatter? DearAbby: Our daughte r just turned 4. She was a "miracle baby" carried b y a surrogate using my embryo. When our surrogat e was 4 1/2 months pregnant, I became pregnant. 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I love when you kiss my elongated white hand" 10 Intelligent swimmer 11 Founder of an Oahu plantation 12 Tommy of ESPN 13 Papal office 14 Acknowledge 15 ___ oil (perfumery ingredient) 16 Bomb detector? 17 Name in 2000 newspapers 18 Country singer Shelby 20 Fellas 24 "Baby, It's Cold Outside" composer 29 Bygone Toyota 31 Hybrid farm animal 33 Afternoon meal, across the pond 36 Count ___ (2004 Jim Carrey role) 37 Singer/songwriter Amos 39 Ad ___ 42 Exam for would-be attys. 44 Univ. overseers 45 Part of a TV dial 46 "What he said" 47 Where Excalibur was forged 49 Make watertight 50 Beasts of burden 52 Upscale restaurant requirement, maybe 56 "To Catch a Thief" setting 58 Sharpie tip 60 Author Malraux 61 Flagged vehicle 64 St. Clare's home 67 Consumer reports? 68 ___ Gay 69 Renders reluctant 70 "The Sandbox" playwright 71 Central point 72 Hip 1960s teen 73 "New and Improved!" might appear on one 74 Song syllables 79 Carlisle Cullen's wife in "Twilight" 80 Boisterous laugh 81 Mention 82 ___ volatile 84 Swallowing of food, e.g. 85 Hustle 86 Paper slip? 90 Personal quirk 94 English churchyard sight 95 Plants with stinging hairs 96 Indian mulberry product 97 Sailor's sword 100 Hand brakes, e.g. 103 Conifer leaf 104 Unqualified 105 Registering a pulse 107 Electronic game fad of the 1980s 109 Gives deep massage therapy 111 Web site for cinephiles 113 What lotus-eaters enjoy 114 "I'd be glad to!" 116 Russian figure skater Kulik 118 Major publisher of romance novels 119 Helen of Troy's mother 122 Wanting to be near one's fans? 123 Last in a series 123456789101112131415161718 19202122 232425 26272829 303132333435 36373839404142 4344454647484950 515253545556 575859606162 63646566 6768697071727374 757677 787980818283848586 8788899091 92939495969798 99100101102103 104105106107108109110111 112113114115116117118119 120121122123 124125126 127128129130 Solution on page 7B Open-minded wife draws the line at lap dances Lighten your load by letting go FLY Lady Leanne Ely NEWS-SUN

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LIVING 12B PAGE News-Sun Wednesday, September 1, 2010 FAMILYFEATURES Kids love to snack. But left to their own devices, most kids don't always make the healthiest snack choices. Anew study of long-term eating patterns in children, from researchers at the University of North Carolina, shows that kids today are getting nearly one-third of their daily calories from unhealthy snacks such as chips, crackers and candy. Nutritious and delicious snacks are as close as your produce aisle. Watermelon is practically a multivitamin unto itself and its natural sweetness is something kids love.Did You Know?A2-cup serving of watermelon is an excellent source of Vitamins A, B6 and C Vitamin Afound in watermelon is important for optimal eye health.Vitamin B6 found in watermelon is used by the body to manufacture brain chemicals (neurotransmitters), such as serotonin, melatonin and dopamine, which preliminary research shows may help the body cope with anxiety and panic. Vitamin C in watermelons can help to bolster your immune system's defens es against infections and viruses, and is known to stimulate the immune system and protect against free radical damage.A2-cup serving of watermelon is also a source of potassium, a mineral necessary for water balance and found inside of every cell. People with low potassium levels can experience muscle cramps. A2-cup serving has less than 10 percent of the daily reference value for potassium. Try these fun recipes as after-school and post-activity snacks. For more kidfriendly recipes and healthy eating tips, visit www.watermelon.org. W atermelon Kebabs1-inch cubes of seedless watermelon Smoked turkey breast Cheddarcheese Coffee stirrers or beverage straws C ut watermelon, turkey and cheese i n cubes and skewer on stirrers or s traws. W atermelon Nachos S erves 6 to 8 12 to 16 1/2-inch thick watermelon triangles with 3-inch sides 2 cups Greek vanilla yogurt 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract Afew drops almond extract 1 cup Craisins 1 cup white chocolate chips 1/2 cup toasted sliced almonds 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon A rrange the watermelon triangles on a serving platter or glass cake stand. M ix yogurt with extracts and spoon y ogurt over the watermelon in the f ashion of nacho cheese sauce. S prinkle craisins, white chocolate c hips, and almonds over the yogurt a nd dust with cinnamon. W atermelon Dippers8 ounces sourcream 4 tablespoons sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Watermelon sticks or small wedges B lend together the sour cream, sugar a nd vanilla in a small serving bowl. U se as a dip for the watermelon.Watermelon Cut OutsSeedless watermelon, cut into 1/2to 3/4-inch-thick slices Yogurt Granola orsimilarcereal Using your favorite cookie cutters, cut shapes out of watermelon slices. Frost with vanilla or other flavored yogurt. Sprinkle with granola.Watermelon Berry SlushMakes 6 servings 4 cups cubed, seeded watermelon 1 10-ounce package frozen raspberries 1 12-ounce bottle sparkling mineral water Place watermelon in a single layer in shallow pan; freeze until firm. Remove from freezer and let stand 5 minutes. Drop watermelon through food chute of a food processor or blender with the motor running. Add frozen raspberries alternately with mineral water, processing until smooth. Watermelon Jelly LogsMakes 6 servings 6 3-inch x 2-inch x 5-inch watermelon rectangles 3 flavors all fruit orlow sugarpreserves 6 ginger, molasses orpeanut buttercookies Using a melon baller, cut 3 divots into a long side of each watermelon rectangle. Fill each divot with a different all-fruit or low-sugar preserve. Serve each rectangle with a cookie. Send some healthy lunch munchies to school watermelon chunks are an easy way to brighten up a sack lunch and give kids a tasty nutritional boost in the middle of the day. HealthyEatingTipsHealthy eating habits start at home. One of the best things you can do for your kids is to be a role model for smart food choices. Here are some simple things you can do to help your kids develop healthy lifelong habits.Shop for food together and take time to examine, discuss and select fruit and vegetables that catch your child's eye. Allow your child to help you to prepare these healthful foods. For example, let your child use a melonballer to create melon balls from watermelon, cantaloupe and honeydew to create a festive, nutritious and visually appealing dessert. Make healthy snacks available at all times for your children by keeping the fridge filled with flavorful, nutrient-rich treats such as grapes, cherries, carrots and watermelon cubes. Simple changes are easier for your child to get used to. Try switching from full fat milk to non-fat milk, serving sherbet, sorbet, ice milk or fruit juice bars, or adding fresh fruit to his or her cereal in the morning. Serve your children colorful, deeply pigmented plant food. These foods tend to offer tremendous nutritional value. For example, red peppers, carrots, broccoli, oranges and watermelon are all packed with minerals, vitamins and antioxidants. Start each day with breakfast, preferably fruit with low-fat yogurt or granola. Make a fruit smoothie by blending watermelon cubes and a banana with crushed ice. Watermelon Jelly Logs W atermelon Kebabs Watermelon Nachos Watermelon Cut Outs Watermelon Dippers Watermelon Berry SlushBetter-for-yousnacks kidswilllove


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