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Title: The news-sun
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Publisher: Sebring News-Sun, Inc.
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Publication Date: 09/12/2010
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By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comSEBRING So many people turned out to remember Jim Higgins Friday evening that Dowden Funeral Home's chapel filled to overflowing and side rooms had to be opened. Most of the mourners were still in a state of shock, Higgins'death coming unexpectedly Monday, after a short bout with Legionnaire's Disease. Higgins, who was the superintendent of the municipal golf course and managed Max Long Field for the city, had earned the community's respect and affection after 21 years in Highlands County. "What can you say bad about a good person," said Gene Sauls, who was on the city council that hired Higgins in 1988. Higgins was born in Virginia, graduated from t he University of Florida an d came to Sebring from Jeky ll Island, Ga. John Plake, who work ed with Higgins at Max Lon g when Plake's son play ed baseball there, sai d, "Jim was a swell fe llow. He helped a lot of kids, especially Pe ll Grant kids. He help ed our son and took hi m under his wing." What peop le remembered we re Higgins'dedication, h is sense of humor and his lo ve of people. He lived for t he golf course and his friends. Jim Lobozzo told t he News-Sun about an incide nt "a coon's age ago," when t he ball fields had flooded. "Ji m brought in air boats to blo w off the water," he said. "H e was a great guy." By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comSEBRING County Attorn ey Ross Macbeth admits to mo re billing discrepancies, according to a transcript of a civil trial in which he was the plaintiff's attorney. The transcript was given to t he News-Sun by a source who wish ed to remain anonymous, but is part of a public record in another ca se against Macbeth. Macbeth is currently under inve stigation by the Sebring Poli ce Department regarding charges of grand larceny for overbilling the county in excess of $13,000 that Macbeth has so far returned. Additionally, Macbeth's billing is the target of an internal audit conducted by Clerk of Courts Bob Germaine, who stat ed last week that more billing mistak es were discovered for the period of 2006-07, but did not reveal the tota l, citing that the audit was still und er way. Germaine also said that his aud it would be available earlier th is week, but was not forwarded to t he News-Sun as of Friday. According to the court transcri pt taken July 1, during the hearing to determine the amount of attorn ey fees Macbeth could request, loc al attorney Jim McCollum, who di ed in August, questioned Macbeth 's billing. Macbeth stated under oa th there were several mistakes. The mistakes seemed small in number, ranging from one-tenth of an hour to four hours overbillin g, and included some underbilling as well, according to Macbeth. Macbeth admitted to the cou rt that there were mistakes, as we ll, By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEYchristopher.tuffley@newssun.comSEBRING In another great night of music, the final contestants in the last qualifying round of the seventh annual Heartland Idol Junior and Teen Divisions sang their way into the semi-finals. It will be a feminine event. None of the three boys who entered the contest moved on to the semifinals. On Thursday, Sarah Dyer, 10; Allyson Fronda, 11; Hailey McMahon, 10; Jordon Meyer, 11; and Samantha Nortelus, 10, all moved on. As did Carmen Ortiz, 17; and McKenzie Waldron, 17. That means 15 girls between 7 and 12 are in the Junior Division; and nine girls between 13 and 17 are in the Teen Division. All will sing in the semifinals Thursday. Sarah sang "Temporary Home," by Carrie Underwood. She was praised for her voice, with Judge Larry Moore telling her she had potential and should look into formal training, "because I want you to keep going." Allyson, who attends Heartland Christian School, sang "Colors of the Wind" from Disney's "Pocahontas." Allyson was told she stood out for several reasons, one being her clear diction, so the lyrics could be understood. "You have set the bar way New-look pool open at SNLPAGE2AHow to enjoy the colors of fall ... if you go northPAGE1CNEWS-SUN Highlands County's Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 Sunday, September 12, 2010www.newssun.comVolume 91/Number 110 | 75 cents www.newssun .com HighLow 94 75Complete Forecast PAGE 8A An afternoon thunderstorm Forecast Question: Should the media cover a Florida minister's burning of the Quran? Next question: Do you think the economy is the most important issue in the upcoming election? www.newssun .com Make your voice heard at Online Obituaries Emma Peacock Age 93, of Lake Placid David Root Age 88, of Sebring Obituaries, Page 6A Phone ... 385-6155Fax ... 385-2453Online: www.newssun.com Yes 21.9% No 78.1% 099099401007 Total votes: 96 Arts & Leisure5C Business1B Chalk Talk5B Classifieds5D Community Briefs6A Crossword Puzzle2C Dear Abby2C Editorial & Opinion3A Horoscopes7C Lottery Numbers2A Movie Times2C News from the Watershed6C School menus6B Senior Scene3C Sports On TV2B Index locally owned community mindedHeartlandNational Bank Avon Park800 West Main St.863.453.6000Lake Placid600 U.S. Hwy 27 N.863.699.1300Sebring327 U.S. Hwy 27 N.863.386.1300Sun n Lake North5033 U.S. Hwy 27 N.863.386.1322www.heartlandnb.com News-Sun file photos by KATARASIMMONS The annual Ag Venture program gives Highlands County third graders a chance to learn about local agriculture. By SAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comLAKE PLACID This year's annual Ag Venture program is just around the corner and every member of the board and every volunteer are anxious and excited to get things kicked off. Ag Venture is a three-day program dedicated to third graders in Highlands County. The students spend these three days visiting stations at which different agricultural themes are being taught. The event is set for Oct. 26-28 at the Highlands County Fairgrounds. The Ag Venture program serves as the students opportunity to learn and appreciate the local agricultural. The program is completely free and comes as no cost to taxpayers. The Ag Venture program operates and is funded by numerous donations and more than 150 volunteers. Darlene Phypers, co-chair of the board for the Ag Venture program, and her team of workers and volunteers started the first phase of the program on Wednesday with the start of the assembly of the teachers' packets. The large volume of packets was not unrecognizable to Phypers and the others. "We started this morning and its wall to wall. The packets are covering our entire conference room," Phypers said. Volunteers begin preparing for annual Ag Venture Program Higgins Macbeth See AG, page 7ASebring . . . .28 Hardee . . . .7 Okeechobee . .13 Avon Park . . .0 Celebration . .25 Lake Placid . .20FULLCOVERAGESPORTS, 1D Idol's final contestants form its final qualifier Macbeth billing errors discovered in other client cases See IDOL, page 5A See MORE, page 7A News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Jordon Meyer (front row, from left), Haily McMahon, Sarah Dyer, Samantha Nortelus and Allyson Fronda are chosen Thursday evening to move on to the semi-finals for the 7th annual Heartland Idol Junior and Teen Divisions. Jim Higgins remembered with love and sorrow See HIGGINS, page 7A Follow the News-Sun on www.twitter.com/thenewssun Search for The News-Sun and

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By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comSEBRING The refurbished recreational center, including a brand new pool, is now open and ready for use at Sun 'N Lake. Six years in the planning, the center offers a wide variety of activities aimed at improving physical fitness and having fun, designed for adults as well as children. There is a sand volleyball court, a playground area and a beautiful lagoon pool complete with a fountain and water features. Abathhouse with rest room facilities is part of the facility. The pool has a zero entry, which means it does not have stairs on one side. Instead, a person can easily walk into the water. There is a wide deck area surrounding the pool with tables and chairs. Apergola rings one side; a picnic pavilion is near-by. Christi Wolf, marketing director for Sun 'N Lake, said, "We're trying to build amenities as we grow." She added that many of the residents had used the now closed Florida Hospital fitness center, and that the recreational complex was designed to provide an alternative. Cherie Starr, who directs the recreational program, said in addition to a planned gym, the program would grow to include activities as well as equipment. There are plans for health education, exercise classes and eventually aerobics water classes. Starr said it was the residents who paid for the center through their yearly assessment fees which is why the center is only open to Sun 'N Lake residents and their guests. In addition residents will pay $100 a year for family membership to the center, should they wish to register. Florida Hospital, however, played an important role, Starr said. It donated equipment, like machines from its closed gym, and is providing people to help with health education, such as learning how to live with diabetes. Sun 'N Lake has a year round population of 6,300, which grows to 8,500 in season. For more information, call 382-2196. Page 2ANews-SunSunday, September 12, 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. Romona Washington … Publisher and Executive Editor863-385-6155, ext. 515 Personal Injury & Wrongful Death Medical & Nursing Home Malpractice Workers'Compensatioin Social Security Disability Automobile Accidents K A Y L O R R & & K A Y L O R R P A M A R K K K A Y L O R Lawyers, Past and Present. Helping the Injured Since 1968205 S. Commerce Ave € Sebring, Florida 863-382-1900 Sept. 8 41523244246x:4Next jackpot $23 millionSept. 4 279222942x:5 Sept. 1 233335375152x:4 Sept. 10 1618203135 Sept. 9 621253234 Sept. 8 714162635 Sept. 7 67233134 Sept. 10 (n) 8762 Sept. 10 (d) 3885 Sept. 9 (n) 6197 Sept. 9 (d) 3904 Sept. 10 (n) 90 4 Sept. 10(d) 57 0 Sept. 9(n) 05 3 Sept. 9 (d) 32 4 Sept. 10 1415394318 Sept. 7 914243016 Sept. 3 26394018 Aug. 31 1522404212 Sept. 8 1035395157 PB: 20 PP: 5Next jackpot $79 millionSept. 4 1114223342 PB: 38 PP: 2 Sept. 1 1720214051 PB: 19 PP: 3 Note: Cash 3 and Play 4 drawing s are twice per day: (d) is the daytime drawing, (n) is the nighttime drawing. PB: Power Ball PP: Power Pla y Lottery Center Special to the News-SunSEBRING Sheriff Susan B enton reminds the public to be c autious of scams and fraudulent a ctivity. In recent weeks the H ighlands County Sheriff's Office h as received reports and notificat ions of a wide variety of attempted s cams. The most important step in a voiding scams is to recognize t hem; with that in mind, Benton w ould like to caution Highlands C ounty citizens about these particul ar scams which have recently been r eported.Jury duty scamThe caller claims to be a jury d uty coordinator who informs the victim that a warrant has been issued for his/her arrest, due to failure to appear for jury duty. When the victim protests that a summons was never received, the scammer asks for the victim's Social Security Number and date of birth, so the situation can be cleared up. Once this information is given, the target has become a victim of identity theft. This particular fraud has been reported in 11 states resulting in alerts posted on both the FBI and the Federal Court System Web sites.Fake lottery scamsIn these scams, the victim is notified by mail, e-mail, or most often telephone, that they have won a large sum of money in a foreign lottery or sweepstakes. The criminal explains that the victim need only send or wire a few hundred dollars to cover "processing fees" or "taxes." If the victim sends money, the criminal will continue inventing reasons why the victim must send more money before the winnings will be delivered. Beware: Legitimate sweepstakes and lotteries do not require money to be paid in advance.Nigerian scamsThis scam is similar to fake lottery scams and the victim is generally approached by letter or e-mail. The criminal, who resides in another country, purports to have a need to hide a large sum of money inside the United States and offers to split the money with the victim if the money can be placed in the victim's bank account. Beware: There is no legitimate reason for a foreign national to place money in your bank account. These offers are always scams.Injured/sick family member scamIn this scam the criminal pretends to call on behalf of a sick or injured family member or claims to actually be a sick or injured family member in need of money. In one recent attempt, the criminal pretended to be a grandson and claimed to ha ve been wounded in a car acciden t. Beware: Before sending any mon ey or revealing any information to t he caller, ask for a call back numb er and call other family members to check and confirm the informatio n. Home repair scamsIn this scam, the criminals off er to make repairs to the victim 's home. The criminals may claim to have "noticed" something wrong or may state they just completed a jo b in the victim's neighborhood an d have left over materials. The scam s often involve roof repair or driv eScams, fradulent activity again raising ugly head, HCSO warns See SCAMS, page 7A Courtesy photo The new-look outdoor recreation center at Sun 'N Lake is open and ready for use. Splishin' and splashin' at SNL Redesigned outdoor activity center open By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comSEBRING The Highlands County Board of County Commission could not reach agreement over the budget during the public hearing at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, failing to reach a consensus on the $118.7 million price tag, excluding special benefit districts, but after a two-hour recess was able to pass the budget 3-2. Commissioner Edgar Stokes was in attendance by telephone, watching the meeting via the Clerk of Courts Web site, and Commissioner Guy Maxcy was originally absent due to a family emergency that took him out of the county. The board did vote to set the final millage rate at 7.1000 for ad valorem for the 2010-11 fiscal year. After a brief presentation by county staff, Commissioners Barbara Stewart and Jeff Carlson voted no on the motion. "I think that staff has done a great job in putting together this budget, but there are several items that I do not agree with," Carlson said. "We are spending too much money." "Obviously, if you do not want to approve this budget, you must have another budget in mind," Commission chairman Don Bates said. Stewart attempted a se cond motion to adopt a budget with cuts in ove rtime, outside tempora ry staffing, and asked not to fund the new animal co ntrol officer as well as a laundry list of other items "I think we are spendin g more than we are takin g in," Stewart said. "I also want to ask t he staff to take another look at the landfill administrati ve budget, the recycling bud get, and a further reductio n in the landfill hours o n Saturday," Stewart said. Stewart's cuts were n ot significant, according to Interim Coun ty Administrator Rick Helm s, but she did want to mo ve several of the percenta ge cuts into the contingen cy fund by line item. Helms also advised th at public notices would ha ve to go out soon in order to make the changes to t he budget Stewart proposed. Stewart also asked th at the county staff take a clo ser look at the problem s between the budgets for t he county landfill and t he asphalt plant along with t he recycling budget. "They are doing certa in things, and the two don 't jell," Stewart said abo ut County adopts $118.7M budget after two-hour recess See COUNTY, page 7A Special to the News-SunAVON PARK Anne R eynolds will present Prehistoric Art and C ulture" during the K issimmee Valley A rchaeological and H istorical Conservancy m eeting at 7 p.m. T hursday at the South F lorida Community Coll ege Museum of Florida A rt and Culture, Highl ands Campus. Reynolds w ill speak about the sign ificance of art found in t he culture of the indigen ous people of Florida a nd Highlands County, as w ell as give a tour of the p rogression of art up to a nd including parts of the H istoric Period. Reynolds is a member o f the Kissimmee Valley A rchaeological and H istorical Conservancy. S he is a representative for t he Florida A nthropological Society a nd is on the state board o f the Trail of Florida's I ndian Heritage. Collector Rodd Phelps w ill display his extensive c ollection of projectile p oints he has found in r ivers, lakes, and on land. The program will also i nclude a tour of artist C hristopher Still's murals o n display in SFCC M OFAC. The presentation is o pen to the public and t here is no charge to a ttend. For more information, c ontact Reynolds at 4653 637. Prehistoric Art and Culture' to be discussed Thursday Courtesy photo T erry Smith was the artist behind the mural at Peppercorns, corner of West Interlake Boulevard and Tangerine Drive, that was painted in 2002 in rememberance of the events of Sept. 11, 2001. Harriet Porter, Lake Placid Mural Society, believes it is the only permanent memorial in Highlands County to the victims of 9/11. The mural memorializes this day and another dangerous test of the kind we have faced many times as a community and as a nationl. As it is for any nation thathopes to survive attack, the hands thathold it together mean the difference between life and death, hopelessness and faith,' as written in The Murals of Lake Placid, Florida. Lake Placid, county remember The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN

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www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, September 12, 2010Page 3A EDITORIAL& OPINION TODAY'SEDITORIALTODAY'SLETTERS By the time you read this column, we will know if "Pastor" Terry Jones came to his senses or if he went throug h with his insane plan to burn copies of the Koran, a book Muslims consider to be holy. The more I think about this guy and his determination to exercise his First Amendment rights by doing something completely idiotic the more frustrated I get. What is he thinking? What does he hope to accomplish? Some would say he isn't thinking at all. I suspect he is milking this for all that it is worth for publicity and a chance to, in his mind, spread the truth. Jones denounces Islam as a "satanic" faith. He claims the burning that was scheduled to take place on 9/11 is a warnin g to radical Muslims. He is at this point resisting all calls to reconsider this act, which he apparently considers a really nifty idea. That's what he thinks. In reality his behavior is rude, foolish, and unChristlike. Which makes me wonder abo ut this guy's beliefs in general when it comes to religion. Let me deal with the religious angle last. I want to talk first about the whole concept of book burning and why I find the idea repugnant. Readers of this space know I'm a big fan of the First Amendment. It is thanks to th e freedoms protected under that amendment I can pursue a career in writing. I can expres s my beliefs in this column and not worry about being arrested because I criticize people here But there is a flip side to th e First Amendment. If you get free speech, so do all other Americans. Even the ones wh o might gasp! disagree with you. And that means there wil l be ideas out there that you don't like. Maybe even ideas that offend you. How do you deal with that? You have choices in this country. You can choose not t o listen to those ideas. You can choose to debate people you disagree with. You can decide to offend them right back. You can even, like Mr. Jones, try t o destroy writings that offend them. But what do you accomplis h with the latter? If your goal is to persuade your opponent, yo u will fail miserably. In fact, yo u may make him more your enemy, something Jones has been warned about but has ch osen to ignore. This is love for your fellow man? That brings me to the religious aspect of this. I am a Christian, and I do believe tha t Jesus meant what he said whe n he stated he was the only way to God. But you don't see Jesus going around treating most people with no respect. Also, the Bible calls we who are Christians to share our faith "with gentleness and respect" (1 Peter 3:15). Somehow I can't equate gentleness and respect with burning books as an "in your face" act. God is love. Burning a boo k someone considers sacred wit h the intent to offend them is no t a loving act. I've tried and tried and somehow I cannot se e the Jesus of the Bible burning a book. Can you? Or would he try to teach his opponent the better way? As a Christian I find Mr. Jones to be at best misguided, at worst a false teacher, preac hing a false gospel to others. Perhaps he should spend less time planning to burn books and more time studying the Bible he claims to believe in. Laura Ware is a Sebring residen t. She can be contacted by e-mail at bookwormlady@ embarqmail.com Would Jesus burn a book? Laura's Look Laura Ware Guest Column Bill Hutchinson The Amnesiac partyEditor: Some of the arguments advanced by certain members of the Republican party recently suggest that there is an outbreak of amnesia in their ranks. Tax cuts for the very rich is advanced as a cure for the loss of jobs, a sure fire way to create new business and have a trickle down of wealth, creating new business and job opportunities in the process. Yet not too long ago, supply-side and trickle down economics, as advanced by David Stockman as Reagan's director of OMB led to greater and greater deficits and was finally rejected by Reagan and later rejected by Stockman himself, has been completely forgotten. At a recent news conference a Republican enthusiast, repeatedly asked the White House communications director whether the President would give Bush credit for the "surge" in discussing the end of combat activities in Iraq. Anyone seeking such acclaim for the "surge" must have forgotten Bush's responsibility for causing the unnecessary war, manipulating the country and the press by withholding critical facts and arguing for the invasion of a country which posed no threat to America, all of which is generally now acknowledged, is either politically tone deaf or suffering from an extreme case of historical amnesia. De ja vu all over again. Randy Ludacer Lake PlacidIf a pet is property and not family, stay awayEditor: With the increase in publicized animal cruelty I want to share my lifetime experience with my animals. Growing up on Wild Isand Ranch off County Road 621, I was surrounded by animals of all kinds: horses, goats, chickens, dogs, cats, cows and pigs. I have loved and lost many of them some to hog hunting accidents and some to old age. Since I was about 7 years old I had always wanted a bassett hound. I finally got my bassett hound in 1996. Mooch was my pride and joy. He never knew he was a dog. He spent his days with great grandma Mim and was spoiled rotten. He went fishin on the Kissimmee River and Arbuckle Creek. He was with me when I caught my biggest catfish of nine pounds. Over the years his eyesight dimmed, his hearing deafened, and his walk became unsteady. Thanksgiving 2009 he developed a growth on his intestine/stomach wall. Due to age and health, surgery was too risky. We were told three to four months was his time he had left. We nurtured him and maintained him to the utmost lifetstyle until today, 9-8-2010. He brought us such joy and love, to say he will be missed, is an injustice. I have lost my best friend and confidante. Making that decision to end his suffering was by far the hardest decision of my life, so far. This being said I do not comprehend how anyone can abuse an animal. Some say,"There just animals," "Worry about more important things." There is no other unconditional love than that of an animal. They rely on us to bathe, feed, love, and teach them. They have no "voice" to say,"I am sad, I am being hurt." They can only stay with their abuser and hope for one day to be rescued. If you look upon animals as property instead of family, or a hinderance rather than a privilege, I urge you ... do not become a pet owner. In Mooch-a-Bear Layport's memory April 10,1996 to September 8, 2010. Wendy Layport Sebring Highlands Tea Party says thanks to mediaEditor: I want to give a big pat on the back to several people in our community who have gone out of their way to help The Highlands Tea Party, which is a non-partiBouquet Afailure is about to o ccur but if we are l ucky, it will not occur f or 10 more years. It's h ard to get excited about s omething that far away. B ut it will happen if we c ontinue to ignore our A erospace Forces. Our A irmen will get beat in t he air; bombs will rein d own on our ground t roops; our cyber netw orks will be shut down; o ur GPS system will fail t o tell everyone where t hey are. Why? Because we h ave not funded our Air F orce (AF) sufficiently t o replace its aging force. Examples: B-52s and K C-135s are now 50 y ears old. With current p rojections The last o ne flying will be 90 y ears old the equival ent of flying Orville and W ilbur's the "Wright F lyer" in Desert Storm. T he fighter fleet is a lmost 25 years old. M any models are g rounded. Some have a ctually ripped apart in t he air. The AF is putting 20 p ercent of its acquisition f unding into modificat ions to keep the fleet f lying the largest perc entage in history. Some m odels built in the 1 970s are not prog rammed to leave the f orce for 40 years. The m ajority of GPS satell ites are past their design l ife. Aircraft are being b ought on a replacement r ate of 90 years. We already have e xamples of four generat ions of Americans that h ave flown the same airc raft. It might be sexy to d rive an old car, but you w ould not want to race it o r take it cross country o n the interstate? Why is this important? B ecause in the modern e ra of warfare, we have a lways relied on airpowe r as our asymmetric a dvantage in conflicts. W e use its range, speed, f lexibility, and accuracy t o put adversaries'targ ets at risk. We can w atch almost anywhere o n the surface of the e arth at any time and s trike it within hours b ecause of airpower. We h ave not had to "duke" it o ut on the ground with a m ajor adversary for the p ast 40 years. And b ecause of airpower, the l ast soldier to die from a n enemy aircraft attack o ccurred in 1953. Critics could say that w e won't face an advers ary that could challenge u s in the future. That m ay be so, but we did n ot predict Soviet entry i nto Afghanistan in 1979; o ur entry into Grenada in 1 983; our attack on L ibya in 1986; Saddam's a ttack on Kuwait and our s ubsequent military e ffort to remove his f orces in 1990-91; e nforcing No-Fly Zones f rom 1991-2003. Nor did w e predict 22 years of c onstant combat in a d esert environment of I raq and Afghanistan. H ow can we expect to p inpoint our next fight? Meanwhile the make rs of modern arms are m oving on. Both Russia a nd China have fifth g eneration fighters either f lying or about to fly. T heir surface to air miss iles will keep all but the m ost sophisticated airA failure is about to occur Yesterday, Sept. 11, marked the ninth year since the attack on the World Trade Center. The shocking horror of that event, the memory of the thick, black clouds billowing into a perfectly blue sky, is still raw and excruciating. The very idea that thousands of people were suddenly killed; that one tower did not last an hour after the attack, and the other only 102 minutes; that when the towers collapsed it took only 20 seconds for them to hit the ground, turning people, desks, chairs, water coolers, whole restaurants and original art like the Alexander Calder stabile and the Joan Miro tapestry in the lobby into more than 1.5 million tons of toxic debris. It was the immensity of the loss, as much as its enormity that shook us to the core, and shakes us still. We not only understand the emotions invoked, as individuals we share them. That terrible act of nihilistic hatred, however, doesn't absolve us of personal responsibility, or give us license to act out our own darker fantasies of revenge. As citizens of a great democratic nation with a proud history we have to hold ourselves to a higher standard and in any case, the best revenge has always been a better life. Which brings us to the Dove World Outreach Center or more specifically, to the press coverage of the center's on-again, off-again plans to burn the Quran, a book as holy to Muslims as the Bible is to Christians. It is hard to write about an event that may have happened or not have happened after this editorial was written, but before it was published. Which is why our immediate concern is not about this specific bookburning episode. Instead, we focus on the choices members of our profession made in covering the story starting with the very fact it was covered at all. For many reasons, we feel it is time for journalists to take a good hard look at our profession. Are we providing our readers and viewers with the essential information needed to make decisions? Or do we pander and distract rather than inform? Do we purposely ratchet up emotions and increase tensions, or do we provide thoughtful, illuminating debate? Should we cover each and every story? Or is there a time when actions and events should be ignored? In giving the Dove World Outreach Center a soapbox, did we the press actually cause more harm than good? Was it our attention that made the situation so much bigger and more dangerous? Could we have made a difference by ignoring Pastor Terry Jones from the beginning? The people who died on 9/11 cannot be allowed to have died in vain. We owe them a safer world one in which their children and grandchildren can go to work on a beautiful fall day and not fear being blown out of the sky. Maybe the conscious use of restraint, of turning our backs and ignoring self-serving acts would help that future come sooner. How can journalists help make the world a safer place? 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 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. Letters of local concern take priority. Send your letter to 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL 33870; drop it off at the same address; fax 385-1954; or e-mail editor@newssun.com. Continued on page 4A See FAILURE, page 4A

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u p here," judge Vickie Jones s aid. Hailey, who sang "How To B elieve," had performed the w eek before. Then she was s hy, singing mostly to the f loor. While she was still n ervous, she had also i mproved, earning praise f orm the judges. Jordon, who had entered e very qualifying round this s eason, was another contesta nt who listened to the judges a nd improved. "I loved your stage prese nce," Moore said. "The t winkle in your eye and your h and motions. I loved it." Aset of twins performed, s eparately. Sarah Nortelus h ad a lovely voice but froze i n front of the audience. Her s ister, Samantha, fared better, s inging "Been Here All A long" by Hannah Montana. S he was praised for her comm and and sense of tempo. The other junior contesta nts were: Cameron Hunt, 1 1; Katelyn Miller, 10; and V ictoria Padilla, 10. Of the four teen contesta nts only two advanced in a c lose competition. Rebekka S tarkey, 17, who had an e xcellent low and bluesy v oice, but froze while singing o nce or twice, was just edged o ut of the competition by C armen Ortiz, 17, and M cKenzie Waldron, also 17. McKenzie sang Patsy C line's song "Walking After M idnight." An attack of n erves caused her too to forg et the lyrics at one point, but s he smiled at the audience a nd held on to make it t hrough. "The ability to recover is v ery important," Moore said. Your recovery was excell ent." Carmen had Moore screaming out loud. "I love you," he shouted after she sang "Reflection" by Christine Aguilera. "Your voice is so powerful." All she needed to do, the judges agreed, was polish her stage presence. Ivelisse Pintor, who is 16 and attends Sebring High School, was the other contestant. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, September 12, 2010Page 5A VOTED 2009 Doctor of the Year Sebring Pain Management And Rehabilitation Center, Inc. 9 Ryant Blvd. Westshore Plaza, Sebring(1 Mile South of Lakeshore Mall on the Right)The ONLY JACHO ACCREDITED Pain Management Unit in Highlands CountySpecializing In:€ Back Pain € Auto Accidents € Neck Pain € Work Related Injuries Witford Reid M.D.Board Certi“ed Anesthesiologist in Pain Management863-385-9333 SEPTEMBERISNATIONAL PAINAWARENESSMONTH PAIN Idol youth ready for semi-finals Continued on page 1A News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS McKenzie Waldron, 17, moves on to the semi-finals in the Heartland Idol teen division Thursday evening after singing Walking After Midnight,' at the Circle in Sebring.

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By VERENADOBNIK Associated Press WriterNEWYORK Aday of mourning for nearly 3,000 Sept. 11 victims began with moments of silence and tears near ground zero, as observers braced for protests over a mosque planned blocks away on what is usually an anniversary free of politics. Chants of thousands of sign-waving protesters both for and against the Islamic center were expected after an annual observance normally known for a sad litany of families reading names of loved ones lost in the 2001 terrorist attacks. Speaking at "hallowed ground" at the Pentagon, President Barack Obama alluded to the controversy over a mosque and a Florida pastor's threat, later rescinded, to burn copies of the Muslim holy book. Obama made it clear that the U.S. is not at war with Islam and called the al-Qaida attackers "a sorry band of men" who perverted religion. "We will not give in to their hatred," Obama said. "As Americans, we will not or ever be at war with Islam." Family members gathering at observances in New York and Pennsylvania brought flowers, pictures of loved ones and American flags, but no signs of opposition or support for the mosque. Reading victims' names along with architects and engineers rebuilding ground zero in New York, they urged a restrained tone. "Let today never, ever be a national holiday. Let it not be a celebration," said Karen Carroll, who lost her brother, firefighter Thomas Kuveikis. "It's a day to be somber; it's a day to reflect on all those thousands of people that died for us in the United States." Standing before microphones, stifling sobs, some family members who read names sought to emphasize sentiments on all sides of the mosque argument. Many sought to embrace unity and a spirit of reaching out, which is what the developers of the Islamic center have said is their goal. "May we share your courage as we build bridges with other people to prevent this from happening again and to preserve human dignity for all," said Robert Ferris, saluting the dozens of building workers who joined families in reading names. Ferris lost his father, who worked at Aon Corp. Bagpipes and drums played to open the ceremony, followed by brief comments by Mayor Michael Bloomberg. "Once again we meet to commemorate the day we have come to call 9/11. We have returned to this sacred site to join our hearts together, the names of those we loved and lost," Bloomberg said. "No other public tragedy has cut our city so deeply. No other place is as filled with our compassion, our love and our solidarity." Moments of silence were held at 8:46 a.m., 9:03 a.m., 9:59 a.m. and 10:28 a.m. to mark the times the hijacked jetliners hit the north and south towers of the World Trade Center, as well as the times they collapsed. Laura Bush, first lady at the time of the attacks, joined current first lad y Michelle Obama at a servi ce in Shanksville, Pa., for vi ctims of the flight th at crashed in a field ther e, while the president attend ed the service at the Pentagon "May the memory of those who gave their liv es here continue to be an insp iration to you and an inspir ation to all of America ," Michelle Obama sai d, thanking Bush for helpin g the country through t he aftermath of Sept. 11. The mosque debate p its advocates of religious fre edom against critics who s ay putting an Islamic center so close to ground zero disr espects the dead. While t he rallies planned in New Yo rk embroiled victims'fami ly members in a feud ov er whether to play politics, a threat to burn copies of t he Quran was apparently call ed off. Terry Jones, the Flori da pastor who made the threa t, flew to New York on Frid ay night and appeared Saturd ay on NBC's "Today" show. H e said his church would n ot burn the Quran, a plan th at inflamed much of t he Muslim world and drew a stern rebuke from Obama. "We feel that God is telling us to stop," he to ld NBC. Pressed on wheth er his church would ever bu rn the Islamic holy book, he said: "Not today, not eve r. We're not going to go ba ck and do it. It is totally ca nceled." Lending credence to Jones'comments, a "Burn a Koran Day" banner outsi de his Florida church was tak en down. Still, protests continu ed Saturday in Afghanista n, where most people we re unaware of Jones'decisio n. Police fired warning shots to prevent protesters fro m storming the governor's re sidence in Puli Alam in Log ar province, officials sai d. Page 6ANews-SunSunday, September 12, 2010www.newssun.com Would Dad have wanted it that way?ŽServing our community since 1925. Locally owned & operated. www.stephensonnelsonfh.comSebring, FL 33870 385-0125 Avon Park, FL 33825 453-3101Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home & CrematoryPreplanning a funeral is not something you do for yourselfƒ Its something you do for your family. It spares them from making emotional decisions … decisions that may not be consistent with your own wishes. We specialize in prearrangementsƒ for your familys sake.Proud to serve Sebring, Lake Placid & Avon Park Slipcover Sofa SEPTEMBER EVENT STOREWIDE SAVINGS THROUGHOUT THE MONTH 515 US 27 N. € Sebring(863) 382-3933 FURNITURE & DESIGN LPPD offers First Aid classLAKE PLACID The L ake Placid Police D epartment will conduct an A merican Health and Safety F irst Aid class, which leads t o a three-year certification, a t 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the p olice department. The First A id class is limited to 10 s tudents. An American Heart A ssociation CPR/AED class w ill be taught at 5:30 p.m. T uesday, Sept. 21 at the p olice department. Further details online at w ww.lppd.com. For informat ion call 699-3757.SWVFD makes 60 calls in AugustSEBRING The West S ebring Volunteer Fire D epartment Inc. calls for A ugust 2010 included four f ires, 24 rescue/EMS, five h azardous condition, two s ervice calls, 15 good intent c alls and 10 false alarms. T here were a total of 60 c alls. The department's next m onthly board meeting will b e held at 7 p.m. Tuesday. A nyone interested in joining t he West Sebring Volunteer F ire Department may call 4 71-5344.Always Remember' rally is todayAVON PARK The H ighlands County Tea Party i s hoping for the largest c rowd ever had at its rally t oday honoringall those w ho died on Sept. 11, 2001. T he rally will be called Always Remember".It w ill be held from 2-6 p.m. at t he Florida Fireman's A ssociation building, 2450 U .S. 27 South. For further information c all 699-0743or visit theh ighlandsteaparty.com on the W eb.Tuck is speaker at Tea Party meetingSEBRING Andy Tuck w ill be the speaker at T uesday night's Highlands T ea Party meeting at 6:30 p .m. at the Quality Inn. Tuck, chairman of The S chool Board of Highlands C ounty, will present the i ssues on Amendment 8 ( Change in Class Size in S chools). Should he be u nable to attend, Jack N elson will present a P owerPoint Highlands Art League plans lessonsSEBRING The H ighlands Art League prese nts children's art lessons f rom 3-5 p.m. Mondays s tarting Sept. 20 throughout 2 010 and 2011. Classes are $60 a month a nd most art supplies are i ncluded. Register now; s paces are limited. Call 385-5312 or Darian D umont at 381-5717 for d etails.Football Frenzy heads to Duffer'sSEBRING It will be a F ootball Frenzy Party at D uffer's Sports Grille at n oon today. While the NFLseason k icks off with a day full of f ootball games, Duffer's will o fficially open its doors a gain on Sundays after being c losed during the summer. T he restaurant is in full s wing with the football seas on by organizing a fundraise r for the Avon Park High S chool Red Devils Football p rogram. ATailgating Prize P ackage, valued at more t han $200, will be given a way to one lucky winner. A ll proceeds from the drawi ng will go to the local footb all team. Tickets are $1 for o ne and $5 for six. They can b e purchased now by stopping by Duffer's, 6940 U.S. 27 North. The winner does not have to be present to win. The drawing will be at 9 p.m. today. APHS Football Coach Andy Bonjokian will have members of his team present during Football Frenzy Party to help sell tickets. The prize package is on display at Duffer's. During the Football Frenzy Party at the 1 p.m. game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Cleveland Browns, Duffer's will give away some Bucs drinking glasses. Everyone attending gets a free entry in that drawing.Events planned at lodges, postsAVON PARK The American Legion Post 69 will host karaoke by Naomi at 3:30 p.m. today. The Legion Auxiliary and S.A.L. meets at 6 p.m. Monday. For details and menu selection, call 4534553. SEBRING Sebring Eagles Aerie 4240 will have karaoke and celebrate September birthdays from 4-7 p.m. today. Jewels in the Night Entertainment will spin the karaoke music. Members whose birthdays fall in the month of September will receive a free drink for their birthday. Lunch Bunch meets MondaySEBRING Fairmount Lunch Bunch will meet at 11:30 a.m. Monday at Homer's Smorgasbord, hosted by Betty Overberg and Elaine Boroff. Everyone is welcome.Parkinson's Group meets MondaySEBRING Highlands County Parkinson's Support Group will meet at 10 a.m. Monday at Sebring First Baptist Church, on the corner of Pine and Lemon streets. All interested persons are urged to attend. For information, call 4536589.Homeowners Association meetsSEBRING The Highlands County Homeowners Association Inc. will meet from 9-11 a.m. Monday at Sebring Country Estates clubhouse. Wally Randall, school board chairman; Mike Averitt, assistant superintendent of business operations; and Andy Tuck, school board member, will discuss Constitutional Amendment Number 4, (Revision of the Class Size requirements for public schools) and the 0.25 mil Tax Renewal Referendum.Dance club business meeting setSEBRING The Highlands Social Dance Club will hold the first business meeting of the 2010/2011 season on Tuesday at Sandy's On The Circle, commencing at 11:30 a.m. All members of the club are urged to attend.UDC meets TuesdayLAKE PLACID The John Wesley Whidden Chapter, United Daughters of the Confederacy, will hold its first meeting of the season at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Towerview Restaurant in Lake Placid. This will be a get-acquainted meeting for members, guests, prospective members and anyone who would like to learn more about UDC and the local chapter's major project, the genealogy library at the Lake Placid Memorial Library. COMMUNITYBRIEFS Emma PeacockEmma Elizabeth Peacock (Kemp), 93, of Lake Placid, died Sept. 9, 2010. Born in Auburndale, she moved to Lake Placid in 1984. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Placid Lakes. Mrs. Peacock is survived by her loving daughter, Linda Brown; four grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren. Afuneral service was held Sept. 11 at Scott Funeral Home, Lake Placid, with Pastor Jack White celebrating. She will be buried next to her husband at Oak Hill Cemetery. Words of comfort can be made to the family by visiting www.scottfuneralservices.com. David RootDavid H. Root, 88, of Sebring died Sept. 9, 2010. Born in Cleveland, he moved to Sebring in 1981. Aveteran of the U.S. Navy, he served in World War II. He was a tool and die designer, retiring from B.F. Goodrich Tire Co. He is a member of First Baptist Church of Lake Josephine. He is survived by his wife, Zelda F.; daughter, Linda Hoal; sons, Kenneth, Timothy and Paul; 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. David was buried at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell. A memorial service will be announced at a later date. Memorials are requested to World Missions Program at First Baptist Church of Lake Josephine, 111 Lake Josephine Drive, Sebring, FL33875. Condolences may be expressed at www.morrisfuneralchapel.com. Morris Funeral Chapel, Sebring, is in charge of arrangements. OBITUARIES 9/11 events go on in shadow of Islam controversies

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w ay sealing, but the crimin als could use any possible h ome repair. If any work is a ctually completed, it will be o verpriced and use substand ard materials or workmans hip; often no work is done at a ll. Beware: Legitimate cont ractors and handymen do not u se high pressure sales tact ics and a phone call to the H ighlands County Building D epartment can confirm if a c ontractor is licensed in H ighlands County.Overpayment scamThis scam preys on victims who have listed items for sale or houses for rent. The criminal sends payment by a legitimate looking check or money order, but the payment amount is higher than the cost of the item. The criminal requests the victim send the overpayment amount back. Beware: The original check or money order is counterfeit. By the time the victim learns this, they may already have lost both the item they were selling as well as the "overpayment" amount that was sent back to the criminal. The Highlands County Sheriff's Office would like to remind the public never to give out personal information over the phone, by email, or to someone that has visited your home unless you initiated the call or the visit. If there is a question about someone who wants to gain entry into your home or to provide a service that you have not requested, call the Sheriff's Office Consolidated Dispatch at 402-7200 and request a local law enforcement officer come to your home and check the credentials of the person(s) involved. The Highlands County Sheriff's Office Crime Prevention Unit offers presentations on personal safety, identity theft protection, frauds, scams and other prevention topics at no charge. To schedule a presentation simply call the Community Service Office, located in Lakeshore Mall, at 385-0024. Continued from page 2A www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, September 12, 2010Page 7A SERVICE … 6 DAYS A WEEK 2833 Hwy 27 S. € Avon Park € 453-CART (2278) Email us at: ezgotxt@aol.comAmerican Golf Cart Golf Cart BatteriesFrom $5995& Up+ Tax & ExchangeCLEARANCE2006 CartsWhile They Last! Battery Charger Repair NEW & USEDGas & ElectricGolf Carts 2-4 PassengerVehiclesReconditionedGolf Carts We Buy Old Carts LIMITED SPACE … CALLTODAY! 5 DAYS a week$ 30 Get In Shape Learn Self Defense Improve Self Esteem Make Better Grades MARTIAL ARTS AMERICA471-2467 Best After School Program in SebringFREEPICKUP from: Kindergarten Learning Center, Cracker Trail, Sun-N-Lakes, Woodlawn, Fred Wild, Memorial, Hill Gustat, Sebring Middle/High Located on Kenilworth Sebring*Some Restrictions Apply Life Care, Not Day Care Although the program is s till over a month away, t here is much to be done to p repare for the amazing e xperience for Highlands C ounty students. Throughout the following w eeks, volunteers will began p reparing for the seven stat ions that the curious minds w ill visit. The many volunteers, including School Board Superintendent Wally Cox, will have their hands full in these upcoming weeks. "Wally Cox has been a volunteer for many, many years as well as some others. There's a lot to be done," said Phypers. One of the longest parts of the Ag Venture preparations is the stringing of the cowboy hats. Each year every third grader is given a cowboy hat for the program. The stringing of the hats takes approximately a month to complete. Phypers and the many volunteers look forward to continuing the many preparations in order to make this year's Ag Venture another success. Continued from page 1A Ag Venture coming Oct. 26-28 Scams are circulating through Highlands County b ut promised to take a closer l ook at his billing procedures a nd correct everything he d iscovers. "I went back and looked at s ome of the entries on the t ime sheets that I prepared, as d id Elizabeth (Lenihan) in p reparation of her testimony t oday, and both of us found m ath errors where the legal a ssistant who was putting in t he time made mistakes in a dding up the numbers," M acbeth said, according to the court transcription. Lenihan is another attorney in Macbeth's office. McCollum expressed his concern about the billing errors, stating that Macbeth had earlier asserted under oath that there were no problems with his invoices. "We took Mr. Macbeth's deposition and he testified that that was his time and that it was accurate," McCollum said according to the transcript. Macbeth explained to the court that the billing discrepancies went both ways, and that his office shorted as well as overbilled. "I know that I believe that the entries on the invoices to be accurate. I found in reviewing them and comparing them with time sheets that some of them are not accurate, that they are in error," Macbeth told Judge Olin W. Shinholser during the fee hearing. "...I looked at a six-month period. I did not look at every day yet. And I found in mine a total of one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight time errors of that sort in a period of seven months," Macbeth's testimony stated. No further information about the trial was available at press time, since the transcript was only an excerpt from the entire hearing. Sebring Commander Steve Carr said on Friday that his department had no update on the ongoing investigation into Macbeth. Continued from page 1A More billing errors discovered in cases discrepancies. "We are making cuts not in the millions, or even hundreds of thousands, but if we do not make changes, then we will be back in a worse position next year," Carlson said. The commission took about a two-hour recess starting around 7 p.m. until Maxcy could be presen t, and on their return around 9 p.m. Bates passed the gav el and made a motion to ado pt the budget first presented at $118.7 million, with Max cy making the swing vote. The final budget publ ic hearing will be at 5:30 p.m Tuesday, Sept. 21 at t he Government Center in Sebring. Continued from page 1A County passes budget Special to the News-Sun AVON PARK Anne Reynolds will present "Prehistor ic Art and Culture" during the Kissimmee Vall ey Archaeological and Historical Conservancy meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday at the South Florida Community Colle ge Museum of Florida Art and Culture (SFCC MOFAC ), Highlands Campus. Reynolds will speak about the signi ficance of art found in the culture of the indigenous peop le of Florida and Highlands County, as well as give a tour of the progression of art up to and including parts of t he Historic Period. Reynolds is a member of the Kissimmee Vall ey Archaeological and Historical Conservancy. She is a re presentative for the Florida Anthropological Society and is on the state board of the Trail of Florida's Indian Heritag e. Collector Rodd Phelps will display his extensive colle ction of projectile points he has found in rivers, lakes, an d on land. He will discuss his collection that is currently o n to SFCC MOFAC. The program will also include a tour of arti st Christopher Still's murals on display in SFCC MOFA C. Still's murals are also found in the House of Prehistoric Art and Culture' to be discussed Thursday His co-workers rememb er a man who was a part of t heir team, an easy going m an who could still set high s tandards and inspire hard w ork. "God, he was a great guy, a great boss," said Steve V eith, who has been a part o f the golf course crew for f ive years. "If you needed t ime off for family troubles o r a vacation, he'd always w ork with you. He was easy t o talk to. I sure am going to m iss him; it won't be the s ame without him." Marsha Banko, Higgins' s ecretary and good friend, t hought of herself as his o ffice wife. They would t ease and banter at the o ffice, and spend time t ogether outside of work. She described an affectionate relationship, like a close brother and sister, built on the same sense of warped humor, shared interests and dedication to their work. He was a Harry Potter fan, Banko said, a gamer with a Play Station and X Box, and he loved to fish. "Jim got along with everybody," Banko said. "If he had to give to make something work, he would." Mayor George Hensley, echoing the consensus, said, "Jim was a quality guy, loyal and hard working. I can't think of anyone who worked harder for the city." "We sure are going to miss him," Veith said. "It won't be the same." Higgins will be missed Continued from page 1A Courtesy photos South Florida Community College hosted a group from the Bureau of Fire and Arson Investigations, Division of State Fire Marshal, as representatives from around the state completed drivers training of a new 40-foot RV the bureau acquired through a Homeland Security grant. The RV will be used as a mission sustainment center for large missions such as explosive disposal, hurricane and disaster deployment, and forensic investigations. Participants focused on vehicle operations and policies, safe driving habits, and vehicle maneuvers. Lt. Eric Saccasyn of Tampa practices maneuvering the new 40-foot mission sustainment RV in the SFCC Crews Center parking lot during the state-wide driver training course. Training the marshal

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Special to the News-SunSEBRING The Spring L ake Improvement District h as been a member of Florida R ural Water Association for m ore than 20 years. The F RWAhas moer than 1,300 u tility members in Florida. Recently, the SLID Water U tilities Department, which s erves 1,520 connections, s ubmitted a nomination a pplication packet that d emonstrated all the i mprovements that had been a ccomplished over the past y ear. They have taken a p roactive approach to becomi ng a strong viable operating u tility. The FRWAhas prov ided assistance with a rate e valuation, which provided f or a revenue increase, to a llow for future reserves for r enewal and replacement of t he 35-year-old utility infras tructure. Some of the major projects t hat have been completed are a s follows: the conversion of the disinfection treatment process. The concern about the use of hazardous chlorine gas within the SLID community was eliminated when the installation of liquid bleach was installed. The water plant's 400,000 gallon tank, hydro-tank, pumps and piping have been sand blasted and painted. The water plant's electrical service has been upgraded, which included surge protection. This year SLID adopted a new cross-connection control program and resolution. The June edition of the (SLID) Breeze newsletter was dedicated to informing the customers about the importance of cross-connection control and backflow prevention. The committee's panel of judges for this award consisted of: Van Hoofanagle (FDEPDrinking Water); Ron McCulley (FDEPWater Distribution Operations); Tim Waddle (Talquin Electric Coop); Troy Hamberger (FRWA) and Sterling Carroll (FRWA). When asked what the criteria is to win this award, Justin Strickland, the FRWA training specialist, said "There's no set criteria for the judges to follow. However, I can say that your system just provided more significant documentation on all the improvements/goals that have been achieved over the past year, which, in the judges'determination, were quite impressive." Clay Shrum, SLID's Water superintendent/operations director, said that this achievement was due to team effort, when he was notified about winning the award. BUSINESS B SECTION News-Sun Sunday, September 12, 2010 VERNON MURPHY, M.D. Internal Medicine 3323 Medical Hill Road Sebring, Florida 33870 863-471-9000 NATALIA RODRIGUEZ, M.D. Internal Medicine 3319 Medical Hill Road Sebring, Florida 33870 863-382-2429 KWABENA POBI, M.D. Urologist 3607 S. Highlands Ave. Sebring, Florida 33870 863-382-2576 DONALD WARE, D.O. Family Practice 2341 US Hwy 27 S. Banyan Plaza Sebring, Florida 33870 863-471-3500 TAHIR S. 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And since residential air conditioning is one of the biggest users of electricity,the new Stimulus Package contains a substancial incentive for upgrading your old air conditioner to a new high efficiency model. USE IT OR LOSE IT? It seems as though you are going to payŽfor a new,more efficient,air conditioner whether you get one or not. If you replace your old system you might be eligible for up to $1,500 in tax benefits. And,if you wait too long,you may lose the tax credit,and pay a much higher utility bill. In 2010,a new law has made most existing air conditioners effectively obsolete! This law bans the manufacturing of air conditioners using the refrigerant R-22. Therefore,the cost of the refrigerant has begun to skyrocket,which means your old air conditioner becomes very expensive to repair. YOU OWE IT TO YOURSELF When you add it up,you owe it to yourself to find out the facts. See how much tax relief you can get. See how much you can lower your electric usage. 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LASTS AND LASTS AND LASTS.’ Courtesy photo Robert Monroe (left), Florida Rural Water Association board member presents the association's Public Water System of the Year award to Clay Shrum, Spring Lake Improvement District water superintendent/operations director. Spring Lake earns Public Water System of the Year Award Special to the News-SunIf a debt collector is contacting y ou about a debt you know you d on't owe, explaining your case can b e an uphill battle. Whether it's a m atter of mistaken identity, an hone st error or identity theft, the Better B usiness Bureau recommends taki ng five steps to fight back against e rroneous debt collectors. According to a 2010 report, the F TC received 119,364 complaints about third-party and in-house debt collectors last year, up from 104,766 in 2008. While complaints can be about any number of issues, trying to collect on a debt the consumer doesn't owe is common. In a recent example, the FTC reached a million-dollar settlement with Credit Bureau Collection Services over accusations that the collection agency violated federal law by inaccurately reporting credit information and pressing consumers to pay debts they often did not owe. "It can be an exhausting process to correct the record on a debt you don't actually owe," said Karen Nalven, President of BBB West Florida. "Since debts are often sold and resold to many different collection agencies over time, you may have to make the same case every few years when the debt trades hands." If you're receiving calls for a debt you don't owe, it could be a case of mistaken identity. Perhaps you share the same name, or even inherited an old phone number of the person who actually owes the debt. You could also be the victim of zombie debtit could be that you paid the original debt off but it wasn't recorded as paid, or the statute of limitations on the debt has expired and the debt collector is tr ying to get you to pay for a debt yo u can no longer be taken to cou rt over. Afinal common cause of bein g hounded for a debt you don't owe is fraud. It could be that you ha ve become a victim of identity the ft and someone is opening up ne w lines of credit or buying items usin g Five steps to take when a debt collector comes calling See DEBT, page 3B Sometimes I miss the days before cell phones, email and voicemail. Sure, they've simplified our lives in many ways remember how frustrating it was trying to reach people before answering machines? On the downside, though, not only do we often feel compelled to be accessible 24-7, but it's expensive. After factoring in Internet service and cable or satellite TV, you might be paying thousands of dollars a year to keep your family wired and wireless. Here are a few cost-saving tips that might help: Examine your home phone bill for services you may have signed up for but aren't using, such as call waiting, call forwarding or caller ID. Dropping them could save $100 a year or more, depending on your plan. If you have good cell phone reception at home, try using your cell for long distance calls. Bu t be sure to stay within your monthly minute allowance or you r bill will skyrocke t. When in doubt, check your remaining minute s at your carrier's website or by cal ling or texting the ir "remaining balance" code More and more folks ar e dropping their land lines altogether, relying solely on cell phones. Just be su re it's always fully charged beware of extended powe r failures. And note that in an emergency, 911 operators may not be able to track your location if you're unable to speak, as they can with a land line. Another possible route is using a service that lets you make free or low-cos t calls (often, including international calls) using your Internet broadband Slash your phone bill Personal Finance Jason Alderman See PHONE, page 3B

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Page 2BNews-SunSunday, September 12, 2010www.newssun.com Cross Country Automotive Services Automotive Network Sponsored by: 2010 Presented by: September 16th . . . . . Junior/Teen Idol Semi-Finals September 23rd. . Junior Idol Finale/1st Adult Qualifier September 30th . . . Teen Idol Finale/Adult Qualifier October 7th . . . . . . . . . . . . Adult Qualifier October 21st. . . . . . . . . . . Adult Semi-Finals October 28th. . . . Halloween Show/Adult Semi-Finals November 4th . . . . . . . . . . Adult Semi-Finals November 13th. . . . . . . . . . . . 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 Associated PressWASHINGTON President B arack Obama insisted Friday that t he U.S. economy is digging itself o ut of the deepest recession in d ecades but conceded that progress has been painfully slow" a nd many voters in November's e lections may blame him. Facing a rising jobless rate, O bama told a White House news c onference: "For all the progress w e've made, we're not there yet. A nd that means the people are frust rated and that means people are a ngry." "And since I'm the president and D emocrats have controlled the H ouse and the Senate, it's unders tandable that people are saying, y ou know, What have you done?'" The president, who also is the l eader of the Democratic Party, s pent much of his appearance b efore cameras on the defensive, u nderscoring his frustration with b eing unable to convince the public t hat his economic fixes are working. At his first formal session with r eporters since May, one that lasted n early an hour and 20 minutes, O bama also appealed to Americans t o stand by the nation's long heri tage of religious tolerance. The Rev. Terry Jones, from a s mall fundamentalist church in F lorida, triggered outrage when he p romised to burn the Quran on S aturday's anniversary of the Sept. 1 1 attacks. He canceled the plans T hursday but then said he was r econsidering. Obama said he hopes J ones "prays on it and refrains from d oing it." Declining to mention Jones' n ame, Obama referred to him as the individual down in Florida." Adebate is also raging over w hether an Islamic center should be b uilt near the site of the Sept. 11, 2 001, attacks on the World Trade C enter in New York. Obama said people must rememb er that the country's enemy is not I slam but al-Qaida and other e xtremist groups. He said A mericans can't turn on each other a nd let their fears lead to divisions. On the eve of the ninth anniversary of the terror attacks, Obama said the U.S. is still hunting for attacks mastermind Osama bin Laden. He said bin Laden had gone "deep underground" but efforts to hunt him down would go on "as long as I'm president." He said "the folks who are most interested in the war between Islam and the West are al-Qaida. That's what they've been banking on." He said the battle was against just a handful of people "who are engaging in hateful acts." He counseled respect and inclusion for Muslims in the United States. He said, "They are Americans. We don't differentiate between them'and us.'It's just us." As for continued terror threats against America, nine years after 9/11, Obama said, "There is always going to be the potential for an individual or a small group of individuals, if they are willing to die, to kill other people. ... That threat is there, and it's important, I think, for the American people to understand that. And not to live in fear; it's just a reality of today's world that there are going to be threats out there." He added, "We are going to have this problem out there for a long time to come, but it doesn't have to completely distort us and it doesn't have to dominate our foreign policy. What we can do is to constantly fight against it." On the economy, Obama repeated his contention that Republican obstructionism is hampering his ability to steer the nation into a stronger recovery. He renewed his insistence that Senate Republicans drop their stalling of a bill before the Senate to help small businesses. And he said yet again that Bushera tax cuts should be extended for individuals earning less than $200,000 a year and joint filers earning less than $250,000. All the Bush tax cuts are to expire at the end of this year unless Congress acts. Obama said Congress shouldn't delay extending the middle-class tax cuts any longer. "Why hold it up? Why hold the middle class hostage?" he said. Some prominent Democrats recently have suggested temporarily extending all of the expiring cuts, for perhaps a year or two, as a compromise. But so far Obama has dug in and rejected all talk of such a deal. He said extending tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans "is a bad idea." Obama repeatedly sought to justify the high-dollar actions his administration has taken to boost a sputtering recovery. And he blamed Republicans for holding back future progress by uniformly opposing other proposals on the table. His previous revival effort has worked, Obama said, but "it just hasn't done as much as we needed to do." With public opinion sour on the first economic stimulus plan, Obama initially refused to call the three-pronged economic plan he laid out this week a "stimulus" plan but then said: "There's no doubt that everything we've been trying to do ... is designed to stimulate growth and additional jobs in the economy. That's our entire agenda." Much of the summer has been marked by one discouraging economic report after another. Yet, reports so far this month from manufacturing to new jobless claims to home sales to business activity have topped most forecasts. That has brightened the outlook somewhat as worries of a "double-dip" recession fade. Still, there is little that Obama can do that is likely to turn the economy around in the short time before Election Day on Nov. 2. Facing a possible GOPblowout in November, many Democrats who supported Obama earlier this year on his landmark health care overhaul bill have sought to distance themselves from the unpopular law. Some Democrats have actively criticized it as they campaign. Asked why this was so, Obama cited a "political season" in which he said every candidate has "their own district, their own makeup, their own plan, their own message." With the unemployment rate at 9.6 percent, Obama said th at Democratic and Republican cand idates alike "are going to make t he best argument they can right now. "That's how political rac es work," he said. Obama over the past week h as outlined a trio of job-creation ide as designed to prod the economy: $5 0 billion for roads, rail lines and oth er infrastructure spending, a perm anent research and developme nt credit and upfront 100 percent bus iness write-offs through 2012. Facing a possible GOPblowo ut in November, Obama sought to rally his struggling party, castin g Democrats as warriors for the har dpressed middle class an d Republicans as protectors of m illionaires and special interests. Asked how he had chang ed Washington, Obama said the drea dful economy made it hard to demo nstrate real progress. "I think that's fair. I'm as fru strated as anybody by it," Obam a said. Obama also: Said he was naming Whi te House economist Austan D Goolsbee to succeed Christi na Romer as chairman of the pres ident's Council of Econom ic Advisers. Said he is encouraging pea ce talks between Israel and t he Palestinians because the alternati ve is a status quo that puts both parti es and the U.S. at risk. Praised consumer advoca te Elizabeth Warren, a Harvard profe ssor and head of a panel investiga ting the financial meltdown, but sa id he's not ready to make an announcement of whether she is h is choice to head a new financial co nsumer protection bureau. His administration has fall en short in his goal of closing t he Guantanamo Bay detention cent er after promising to close it within h is first year as president. He said he still believes the American justi ce system is capable of prosecutin g, convicting and holding terroris ts who have attacked the U.S. BUSINESS Obama says voters may blame him for the state of the economy Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/MCT President Barack Obama speaks during a news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., on Friday.

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Special to the News-SunCHARLOTTE, N.C. B elk invites local charit ies, schools and other n onprofit organizations to p articipate in its Fall C harity Sale on Nov. 6. T he event will once again b enefit communities t hroughout the company's 1 6-state market area. The last Belk Charity S ale held May 1 raised m ore than $4.5 million f or hundreds of particip ating nonprofit organiz ations. Charity Sale tickets are a vailable at all Belk s tores for participating l ocal, nonprofit organizat ions to sell in advance of t he event. All proceeds from each $ 5 ticket sold will be r etained by the charity. Beginning Friday, Oct. 2 9, tickets may also be p urchased at Belk stores w ith all donations equally d ivided among the partici pating charities and s chools from each local s tore. There is no limit to the n umber of tickets charit ies can sell, and no limit t o the amount of money t hat can be raised. Belk provides the ticke ts and collateral materia ls at no cost to the part icipating groups. The four-hour, in-store s hopping event on Nov. 6 o ffers an excellent f undraising opportunity f or participating organiz ations and a chance for c ustomers to support their f avorite charities and take a dvantage of special disc ounts on purchases made d uring the event. When the doors open at 6 a.m. on Nov. 6, the first 1 00 customers in each s tore will receive a free B elk gift card and three l ucky winners companyw ide will receive a gift c ard valued at $1,000. In addition, all particip ating charities and s chools will be automatic ally registered to win o ne of three $1,000 donat ions from Belk in a comp any-wide drawing. The event, held semia nnually since Fall 2007, h as raised a total of more t han $22 million for part icipating nonprofit o rganizations in Belk m arkets throughout the S outheast. Charity representatives i nterested in taking part i n this one-of-a-kind f undraising event should c ontact their local Belk s tore manager for more i nformation. In order to participate i n the Belk Charity Sale, o rganizations must have a n IRS Section 501(c)(3) d esignation from the I nternal Revenue Service. connection. Some popular versions include Skype, Vonage and Google Voice. You'll need to buy certain equipment upfront to enable the connection and monthly and/or per-minute charges may apply. In addition, many cable TVcarriers offer competitively priced digital phone service via their broadband connection. Be aware that with either of these types of broadband phone service you risk losing coverage during power failures, so it's wise to have a cell phone as backup. You may be able to lower your overall communications bill by bundling home phone, cell phone, TVand Internet services together through one carrier. Plus, it's convenient to pay only one monthly bill. Just make sure you're not being restricted on services you want or overpaying for those you don't; and do the math on rates after the introductory period, if one applies. Afew more tips: Watch for offers made to new customers and ask to be given the same deal or threaten to take your business elsewhere. Using a prepaid phone card for long-distance calls from home may be cheaper per minute than coverage through your phone company. Ask if your employer has a cell phone plan discount for employees. Explore family calling/texting plans in which you can share minutes among family members. Add up your family's monthly calling and texting charges and see if the carrier's unlimited minutes plan is more affordable. Comparing all these options may seem like a lot of work, but you could save hundreds of dollars a year by choosing the right plans. Plus, you may just realize that you're wasting too much valuable time on the phone, watching television and surfing the Internet. Jason Alderman directs Visa's financial education programs. To Follow Jason Alderman on Twitter: www.twitter.com /PracticalMoney. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, September 12, 2010Page 3B End of Custom DesignerVALUE VERTICAL BLINDS72x80" $115.99Select Styles. Installation not included. LIFETIME TRACK WARRANTY Custom Exact Fit2" HORIZONTAL BLINDS$3.99 … $5.49 Square Foot (4 sq. ft. minimum)Available in White, Off-White & Wood Tones Family owned & operated since 1978 Summer Sale FREEIn-Home Estimates! AVON PARK 452-5800 € SEBRING 382-3363 LAKE PLACID 465-1530Its more than just carpet The cleaning of the second piece must be of equal or lesser value to the first service price.Sectional sofas may not be separated. Sofas over 7 ft. and certain fabrics may incur additional charges. Offer does not include protector. Not valid with any other coupon. Expires 9/30/10.Emergency Water Damage Restoration3 ROOMS CARPET CLEANEDA room or an area up to 250 sq. ft. living/ dining room combos or great rooms count as two rooms. Must present coupon at time of cleaning. Stanley Steemer residential only. Certain restrictions apply. Not valid with any other offer. Expires 9/30/10.$95002 ROOMS CARPET CLEANEDA room or an area up to 250 sq. ft. living/ dining room combos or great rooms count as two rooms. Must present coupon at time of cleaning. Stanley Steemer residential only. Certain restrictions apply. Not valid with any other offer. Expires 9/30/10.$7500 ƒit s his dog park.UPHOLSTERY: CLEANONE PIECEOF UPHOLSTERY AT REGULAR PRICEAND RECEIVEASECONDPIECE1/2 OFF your good name. Additionally, the "debt collector" calling could actually be an identity thief who is trying to get you to divulge personal financial information such as Social Security, bank and credit card numbers. If you're being pursued for a debt you don't think you owe, BBB recommends taking the following five steps: 1. Request written proof of the debt. By law, a debt collection agency must provide you with a validation notice within five days of contacting you about the debt. If you would like to get verification of the debt, send a written request to the debt collector within 30 days after you receive the validation notice. This written proof can help you determine if the callers are actually identity thieves, or if you really do owe the debt. Once you have the name and contact information for the agency, confirm they are a legitimate debt collector with your BBB at www.bbb.org. After you confirm that you don't owe the debt, advise the debt collector you do not owe the debt and advise them to stop contacting you (see step 4). 2. Correct any errors. After confirming you do not owe the debt, you may want to correct any incorrect submission related to the debt captured on your credit report. Contact the company that has provided the information to the reporting bureau by writing a detailed letter and include copies of pertinent documents which back your case. The FTC provides additional information on how to report errors at www.ftc.gov. 3. Weed out fraud and errors. Check your credit report with the three major credit reporting bureaus, Experian, Equifax and Transunion every year by visiting www.annualcreditreport.com. If you've been the victim of fraud or identity theft, you may also be eligible to view your reports for free. By keeping a close eye on your credit reports, you'll be able to more quickly identify fraudulent activity or mistakes and make corrections before the debt collector calls. 4. Tell them to stop contacting you. According to federal law, a debt collector cannot continue to contact youat work or homeif you tell them to stop. After confirming you do not owe the debt in question, you may cease all contact from the debt collection company by sending a letter (via certified mail) to the debt collector advising them to cease contact. Keep a copy of the letter and the return receipt for verification purposes. Any further contact to you from the debt collector except to advise you there will be no further contact, or to inform you that the agency is filing legal action, is a violation of the FDCPA. 5. File a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission. Familiarize yourself with the consumer protections provided under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. Included a re rules that debt collecto rs may not make false or deceptive claims and mu st investigate the validity of a dispute over a debt. If a de bt collector violates the la w, report them to the FTC the federal government 's agency overseeing fair de bt collection practices. Yo u should also file a complai nt with your BBB at www.bbb.org. For more information o n taking control of your de bt and managing credit effe ctively, check out BBB 's Managing Credit Ma de Simpler. BBB, the leader in advancing marketpla ce trust, is an unbiased no nprofit organization that se ts and upholds high standar ds for fair and honest busine ss behavior. Businesses that earn BB B accreditation contractual ly agree and adhere to t he organization's high sta ndards of ethical busine ss behavior. BBB provid es objective advice, free bus iness BBB Reliabili ty ReportsTM and chari ty BBB Wise Givin g ReportsTM, and education al information on topi cs affecting marketplace trus t. To further promote tru st, BBB also offers complai nt and dispute resolution su pport for consumers an d businesses when there a is difference in viewpoints. The first BBB was foun ded in 1912. Today, 12 5 BBBs serve communiti es across the U.S. and Canad a, evaluating and monitorin g more than four million loc al and national businesses an d charities. Please vis it www.bbb.org for mo re information about BBB. Continued from page 1B Continued from page 1B BUSINESS Debt collectors have rules to follow Belk event benefits local schools, charities Phone bill can be cut with just a few changes Metro Services One way to save is to bundle telephone and Internet service into one bill. The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN

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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 a ny changes in this listing by c alling 385-6155, ext. 516; s end any changes 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. S UNDAY American Legion Post 25 L ake Placid has lounge hours f rom 1-9 p.m. Live music is f rom 5-8 p.m. For details, call 4 65-7940. American Legion Post 74 o pen 1-8 p.m. Happy Hour 4-6 p .m. Members and guests o nly. Post is at 528 N. Pine S t., Sebring. Call 471-1448. Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2 661 lounge is open from 1-7 p .m. Card games start at 1:30 p .m. The lodge is open to m embers and their guests. For d etails, call 465-2661. Lake Placid Moose has k araoke in the pavilion. H orseshoes played at 9:30 a .m. Food available at 4 p.m. O pen to members and qualif ied guests only. Overeaters Anonymous, m eets from 4-5 p.m. in second f loor conference roomNo. 3 at F lorida Hospital Heartland M edical Center, 4200 Sun N L ake Blvd., Sebring. For d etails, call 382-7731. No d ues, fees or weigh-ins. For d etails on the organization, go t o www.oa.org. Sebring Eagles Club 4240 s erves lunch at 2 p.m. at the c lub, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring. F or details, call 655-4007. Sebring Moose Lodge 2 259 offers NASCAR racing in t he pavilion at 1:30 p.m. Bar o pen and kitchen open from 25 p.m. Lodge is at 11675 U.S. 9 8, Sebring. For details, call 6 55-3920. Veterans of Foreign Wars P ost 3880 serves hamburgers f rom 4-5:30 p.m. and plays p oker at 5:30 p.m. at the post, 1 224 County Road 621 East, L ake Placid. For details, call 6 99-5444. Veterans of Foreign Wars P ost 4300 plays euchre at 1 :30 p.m. and E&J Karaoke is f rom 4:30-7:30 p.m. at the p ost, 2011 SE Lakeview Drive, S ebring. For details, call 3858 902. MONDAY Alcoholics Anonymous m eeting, 8-9 p.m. at Episcopal C hurch, Lakeshore Drive, S ebring. For more details, call 3 85-8807. Alcoholics Anonymous O ne Day At ATime group m eets for a closed discussion a t 9:30 a.m. Monday and F riday at Covenant P resbyterian Church, 4500 S un N Lakes Blvd., Sebring. F or details, call 314-0891. Alcoholics Anonymous m eeting, 6:30 p.m. at R osewood Center, 517 U.S. 2 7 South, Lake Placid. Alzheimer's Association S upport Group meets at 2 p .m. at the Oaks of Avon, 1010 U.S. 27 North, AvonPark. For details, call 385-3444. Alanon meets at 8 p.m. at St. Agnes Episcopal Church, 660 NW Lakeview Drive, Sebring. For details, call 4716447.. American Legion Post 74 Sons of Legion meet at 6 p.m. Executive board meets at 7 p.m. on second Monday at the post, 528 N. Pine St., Sebring. Happy hour from 4-6 p.m. Post open noon-8 p.m. Call 471-1448. AmVets Bruce L. Simpson Post 21 meets 6 p.m. second Monday, at the post, 2029 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, behind the Allstate building. For details, call 385-0234. Avon Park Lakes Association has shuffleboard at 1 p.m. and bingo at 7 p.m. The clubhouse is at 2714 Nautilus Drive in Avon Park. Boy Scout Troop 482 meets 7 p.m., 34 Central Ave., Lake Placid. Bridge Club of Sebring (American Contract Bridge Club)plays duplicate games at 12:30 p.m. at 347 Fernleaf Ave., Sebring. For details, call 385-8118. Diabetes Insulin Pump Support Group meets the second Monday from 3-4:30 p.m. in the Florida Hospital Heartland Division Diabetes Center, 4023 Sun N Lake. Call 402-0177 for more information. Diabetes Support Group meets the second and fourth Monday from 1-2:30 p.m. in Florida Hospital Conference Room 3 in Sebring. Call 4020177 for guest speaker list. Fairmount Mobile Estates Lunch Bunch meets at noon second Monday at Homer's Smorgasbord in Sebring. For details, call 382-0481. Harmony Hoedowners Square Dance Club meets the second and fourth Monday at the Sebring Country Estates Civic Association clubhouse, 3240 Grand Prix Drive (down the street from Wal-Mart). Dancing will be held every month until April 2008. Classes are being started now in the Sebring and Lake Placid area. For more information, call Sam Dunn at 382-6792 or visit the Web site at www.samdun.net.Heartland Horses & Handicapped Inc. is offering pony rides every Monday and Wednesday from 4:30-6:30 p.m., weather permitting. $5 donation per child. Call 4520006 for more information. All proceeds raised support our free equine assisted riding program for adults and children with special needs, which resumes in September.Heartland Pops rehearses at 7 p.m. Mondays at Avon Park High School Band Room, 700 E. Main St., under the direction of Anthony Jones. Musicians of all ages are welcome. For information, call 314-8877. Heartland Riders Association meets at 6 p.m. second Monday at the Sebring Chamber of Commerce Welcome Center in Village Plaza (across from Sebring Gate Station). For details, call 402-1165. Highlands County Summer Band rehearses 7-9 p.m. every Monday at Sebring High School band room. All musicians are welcome. Debbie Forringer, director. Call 382-6821. Highlands County Homeowners Association meets the second Monday of each month at 9 a.m. at the Sebring Country Estates Clubhouse at 3240 Grand Prix Drive in Sebring. Highlands County Parkinson's Support Group meets at 1 p.m. second Monday at the Alliance Church of Sebring, 4451 Sparta Road, Sebring. For details, call 453-6589 or 452-2053. Highlands County Rotary Club meets at 6 p.m. at Charlie's Restaurant, Commerce Street, Sebring. Highlands County Sewing Group meets from 1-3 p.m. at the Highlands County AgriCivic Center in the 4-H laboratory, Sebring. For details, call 402-6540. Highlands Sertoma Club meets at noon, Takis Family Restaurant, Sebring. Highlands County Senior Squadron, Civil Air Patrol the U.S. Air Force Auxiliary meets the second and fourth Monday nights at the Sebring Airport Terminal Building. All are welcome. For further information, call 471-1433 between 4 and 7 p.m. Highlands Woodcarvers Club meets at 6 p.m. second Monday at Highlands Art League, 351 W. Center Ave., Sebring. For more details, call Sandy Kohan at 414-1363 or Norm Pelland at 465-5510. Hope Hospice free grief support group meets at 2 p.m. at Union Congregational Church, 106 N. Butler Ave., Avon Park. Insulin Pump Support Group meets from 3-4:30 p.m. the second Monday of every month in conference Room 3 of Florida Hospital. This group is open to all insulin pump wearers, their families and anyone who is interested in knowing more about insulin pumps. Pre-registration is not required. For information, call 402-0177. Lake Placid Art League will have classes in Drawing and Painting, conducted by Anne Watson, from from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Cultural Center, 127 Dal Hall Blvd. From 1-4 p.m., Mary Gebhart will teach Fabric Painting at the center. For information call Dan Daszek at 465-7730. Lake Placid Elks 2661 opens its lounge at 1 p.m. at the lodge. Ladies crafts at 2 p.m. Sign up for darts is at 6:30 p.m.Music from 5-8 p.m. It is open to members and their guests. For details, call 465-2661. Lake Placid Library has storytime at 10 a.m. for ages 3-5 except during holidays. Lake Placid Moose plays cards at 2 p.m. Open to members and qualified guests only. Lodge closes at 6 p.m. Let It Begin With Me Alanon Group meets from 10:30 a.m. to noon every Monday at Heartland Christian Church, 2705 Alt. 27 South, Sebring. For details about Alanon, a self-help group for families and friends of alcoholics, call 385-5714. Loyal Order of Moose Highlands County Lodge No. 2494, 1318 W Bell St., Avon Park. Cards start at 4 p.m. Music outside Tiki Hut at 3 p.m. Lodge phone number 452-0579. Narcotics Anonymous Never Alone Candlelight meets at 8 p.m. at 133 N. Butler Ave. in Avon Park, near the First Congregational Church. For information call Heartland area helpline (863) 683-0630. More information on other meetings and events at www.naflheartland.org. Placid Lakes Bridge Club meets 12-4:30 p.m. second and fourth Monday in Placid Lakes Town Hall, 2010 Placid Lakes Blvd. No meetings from end of May to October. For details, call 465-4888. Rotary Club of Highlands County meets at 6:15 p.m. at Beef O Brady's, Sebring. Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 has the lounge open from 12-7 p.m. Smoke-free environment. For more details, call 4713557. Sebring Historical Society open 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Located in back side of Sebring Public Library building on Lake Jackson. For information, call 471-2522. Sebring Moose Lodge 2259 plays Texas Hold em at 7 p.m. the second and fourth Monday at 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. Beef franks and Italian sausages served from 1 p.m. to closing. For details, call 655-3920. Take Off Pounds Sensibly FL632, Sebring meets at 3:30 p.m. at the fellowship hall at the First Baptist Church of Lake Josephine, Sebring. For details, call Judy O'Boyle at 260-0831. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3880 euchre, 6:30 p.m., 1224 County Road 621 East, Lake Placid. For more details, call 699-5444. Woman's Club of Sebring meets at noon on the second Monday for lunch, from October throughMay, at the clubhouse, 4260 Lakeview Drive, Sebring. For details, call 385-7268. TUESDAY Aging Advocacy Council meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month in the Nu-Hope Conference Room at 11:30 a.m. for a brown bag lunch with the meeting starting at noon. Contact Debbie Slade at 382-2134 Al-Anon Family Groups meet for discussion and Twelve Step study at noon, Union Congregational Church, 105 N. Forest Ave., AvonPark. Parking available south of old church. American Ex-POW Highlands County Chapter, meets 6 p.m. Call Ted Biever, 382-3285, for meeting place. American Legion Placid Post 25Lake Placid has shuffleboard and euchre, both at 1 p.m. Lounge hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. For details, call 4657940. American Legion Post 74 open noon to 8 p.m. Hot dogs served. Happy Hour 4-6 p.m. Call 471-1448. AmVets Post 21 plays darts from 5-8 p.m. for members and guests. For details, call 385-0234. Avon Park Boy Scout Troop 156 meets from 7-8:30 p.m. in the Scout Lodge, 202 Robert Britt St., AvonPark. Boys ages 11-17 are eligible to join. For details, call 452-2385. Avon Park Lakes Association has Women's Salad Bar at noon on the second Tuesday of each month. The clubhouse is at 2714 Nautilus Drive in Avon Park. Avon Park Library has storytime at 10 a.m. for ages 3-5 except during holidays. Avon Park Lions Club meets 6:45 p.m., dinner, Lions Club, 1218 W. Bell St., Avon Park. Beta Sigma Phi, Xi Nu Sigma Chapter of Avon Park, meets the second and fourth Tuesday each month in the members home. Call president Mary Joinerr at 382-448 8 or vice president Linda Webster at 385-1124. Busy Bee Craft Club mee ts 9-11 a.m., Fairway Pines, Sun N Lakes Boulevard, Sebring. Everyone is welcome. For more details, call 382-8431. Celebrate Recovery meet s every Tuesday night at "The Rock," Union Congregational Church, 28 N. Butler Ave., Avon Park. Abarbecue meal is served at 6 p.m. for a donation. At 6:45 p.m., members meet. At 7:30 p.m., the group breaks up into small groups f or men and women. The progra m is designed for drug and alco hol addiction, divorce, death o r illness grief, low or lost selfesteem or identity due to dys functional relationships, depression/anxiety, or any other need for healing. For details, contact Celebrate Recovery coordinator Pam Sim by calling 453-3345, ext. 106. The Computer Club at Buttonwood Bay meets the second and fourth Tuesday o f each month November throug h March. We invite anyone inte rested in expanding their com puter knowledge to attend the Buttonwood Bay Bytes Computer Club meeting. Fletcher Music Club meet s every Thursday and Tuesday at Fletcher Music Center in Lakeshore Mall, Sebring. For more details, call 385-3288. Happy Paws Dog Obedience Club Inc. meets at 7 p.m. second Tuesday at the First Baptist Church of Lake Josephine, 111 Lake Josephine Drive, Sebring. Obedience classes are available. All welcome. For details call 471-9778. Heartland Dog Club Inc. o f Florida meets at 6:30 p.m. second Tuesday at Homer's Buffet, Sebring. Obedience classes (all breeds) are held on Wednesday evenings at Sun N Lake Elementary School. Canine Good Citizen Page 4BNews-SunSunday, September 12, 2010www.newssun.com GRAND STAND SEATINGor BRING YOUR LAWN CHAIRS CONCESSIONS AVAILABLEREADYƒSETƒMOW!!! F AMILY FUN! SPEEDS UP TO 50 MPH SATURDAY € SEPT 18th € 6pmSpectator Gates Open @ 5pm Children Under 12 FREE For more info or Group Rates call441-2642or Email: nomowman@hotmail.com 2155 Herrick Road Avon Park(Just west of Avon Park Airport) Proud Sponsor … Next RaceSEPT 18th at 6pm APMower Plex ScheduleOctober 9 November 6 December 4 Spectator Admission Only$5for Adults$10Super Ticket Includes Pit Pass! EVERY SUNDAY … ALL DAY KEGEL BOWLING CENTER863-382-26436800 US Hwy. 27 N Sebring, FL 33870 ONLY$5PER PERSON1 Game € Shoe Rental Small Soda € Hot DogA $9.40 VALUE!Open bowling special is good for children and their families only. COMMUNITYCALENDAR Continued on page 5B

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Special to the News-SunSEBRING The Highlands Seminole Club has awarded more than $86,000 in scholarships since 1995 through the Hawyood O. Taylor Endowment. In August, Florida State University welcomed three of the most recent recipients of this scholarship. Two Sebring High School graduates, Jaye Whitehead and Michael Bickman, and one Lake Placid High graduate, Tara Henderson, were welcomed on campus this summer in Tallahassee. Whitehead is the daughter of John and Susie Whitehead of Sebring. Bickman is the son of George and Samantha Bickman. Henderson is the daughter of Carlene Sheppard-Henderson of Lake Placid. Scholarships from the endowment are awarded each year to Highlands County graduates whom have been accepted to Florida State University and expect to attend. Each scholarship is $2,500, split over two semesters, and recipients can r eapply each year. The Highlands Semino le Club hosts annual fundrai sing events that enables year ly contributions to the endow ment fund, allowing the clu b to offer at least three schola rships every year. For mo re information about t he Highlands Seminole Clu b and the Haywood O. Tayl or endowed scholarship, ca ll Erin at 386-9194 or visit t he group's Web site at hig hlandsseminoles.org. a nd Therapy Dog testing availa ble. AKC-pointed shows held a nnually in April. Call 3857 474 or 385-7803 or visit w ww.HeartalndDogClubFlorida org. Heartland Harmonizers B arbershop Chorus meets f rom 7-9:30 p.m. in the S ebring High School Music R oom, Sebring. All men who e njoy singing are invited. R eading music is not required. C all 471-2294 or 386-5098. Heartland Symphony O rchestra rehearsals from 5 :30-7 p.m. Tuesdays in the G reen Room in the South F lorida Community College a uditorium building. Bring m usic and instruments. New m embers welcome. Call cond uctor Bryan Johnson at 8009 49-7248, ext. 7231. Highlands County P arkinson's Support Group m eets at 1 p.m. second T uesday at the Alliance C hurch of Sebring, 4451 S parta Road, Sebring. For d etails, 453-6589 or 452-2053. Highlands Gem and M ineral Club meets 7 p.m., s econd Tuesday, Church of C hrist, 3800 Sebring Parkway, S ebring. Club does not meet in J uly, August or September. For d etails, call 453-7054. Hope Hospice grief support g roup meets at 4:30 p.m. at S outhern Lifestyle ALF, across U .S. 27 from Florida Hospital L ake Placid. Knights of Columbus C ouncil 5441 meets 8 p.m. e very second and fourth T uesday at Knights of C olumbus Hall, 900 U.S. 27 N ., Sebring. For details, call 3 85-0987. Knights of Columbus C ouncil 5441 Auxiliary meets 8 p.m. every second Tuesday a t Knights of Columbus Hall, 9 00 U.S. 27 N., Sebring. For d etails, call 385-0987. Lake Placid Art League h as classes in Parchment E mbossing from 8 a.m. to noon and 1-4 p.m. at the Cultural Center, 127 Dal Hall Blvd., taught by Maria Lorant. For information, call Dan Daszek at 465-7730. Lake Placid Elks 2661 opens its lounge at 1 p.m. at the lodge. Happy hour is from 2-5 p.m. Card games at 1:30 p.m. The lodge is open to members and their guests. For details, call 465-2661. Lake Placid Grief Support (Hope Hospice) meets at 4:30 p.m. every Tuesday at Southern Lifestyle, 1297 U.S. 27 North, Lake Placid, with Charlie Stroup. Refreshments served. Door prize given. Call 465-0568. Lake Placid Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. the second Tuesday each month at Herons Garden, 501 US 27 North, Lake Placid. Call Jeanne at 699-0743. Lake Placid Moose has a general meeting and a Moose Legion meeting at 7:30 p.m. the second Tuesday at the lodge. Lake Placid Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary 3880 meets 10 a.m. second Tuesday at 1224 County Road 621 East, Lake Placid. Call 699-5444 for details. Lorida Community Club meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Lorida Community Center to plan events. Multiple Sclerosis Support Group meets at 7 p.m. second Tuesday at Highlands RegionalMedical Center second floor class room. Friends and family are welcome. For details, call Janet Turvey at 465-3138. Nar-Anon Support Group for family members or friends of someone with a drug problem or addiction. Nar-Anon helps attain serenity and a more normal life for those affected by the addictions of loved ones, regardless of whether or not he/she has stopped using. 6 p.m. every Tuesday at First Baptist Chuch of Lake Josephine, 111 Lake Josephine Drive, Sebring. Overeaters Anonymous meets from 9-10 a.m. every Tuesday at Avon Park Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1410 W. Avon Blvd. No dues, fees or weigh-ins. Visit www.FloridaRidgeIntergroup.c om. For details, call 382-7731. Visit www.oa.org for more information on OA. Placid Lakes Bridge Club meets 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. every Tuesday at Placid Lakes Town Hall, 2010 Placid Lakes Blvd. For details, call 4654888. Rotary Club of Sebring (Noon) meets at noon at the Sebring Civic Center, near the library in downtown Sebring. For information, call 385-3829 or 471-9900. Sebring Bridge Club will have Duplicate Bridge games every Tuesday evening. If interested in playing Duplicate Bridge, call 385-8118. Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 plays darts, beginning with sign in at 6 p.m. Games start at 6:30 p.m. No experience necessary. Cost is $2. Smokefree environment. For more details, call 471-3557. Sebring Lions Club meets at noon at the clubhouse, 3400 Sebring Parkway, Sebring. Bingo at 6 p.m. Doors open at 4 p.m. Sebring Moose Lodge 2259 serves soft shell tacos 57 p.m. at 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. Beef franks and Italian sausages served from 1 p.m. to closing. Euchre is played at 6:30 p.m. For details, call 655-3920. Sebring Recreation Club plays bridge at 12:30 p.m. and table tennis at 4 p.m. at 333 Pomegranate Ave., Sebring. For details, call 385-2966 or leave a name, number and message. SertomaClub meets at 7 a.m. at Dee's Restaurant, Sebring. For details, call Scott Albritton at 402-1819. Sons of Amvets meet at 2029 U.S. 27 South, Sebring for a general meeting at 7 p.m. on the second Tuesday of every month. All sons are welcome. Toby's Clown Alley meets at 7 p.m. the second Tuesday at the American Legion in Lake Placid. For details, call M.K. Hall at 699-5369. Take Off Pounds Sensibly Chapter FL99 meets from 6-7 p.m. at the Atonement Lutheran Church, 1744 Lakeview Drive, Sebring. Take Off Pounds Sensibly Chapter FL618 has weigh in from 4-430 p.m. at Community Bible Church, 1400 CR-17A N., AvonPark. Meeting is at 4:45 p.m. For details, call 4521093. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3880, plays darts 6:30 p.m., 1224 County Road 621 E., Lake Placid. The ladies auxiliary meets at 10 a.m. every second Tuesday. For more details, call 699-5444. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4300 has a card tournament at 2 p.m. at the post, 2011 SE Lakeview Drive, Sebring. For details, call 3858902. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, September 12, 2010Page 5B Dog Designs By Dana Pet Resort Dont Wait Til Its Too Late To Register! 863-314-9883701 Thunderbird Hill Rd. Sebring, FL 338721 mile from Lowes863.314.9883www.dogdesignsbydana.comWHATS REQUIRED?€ Vaccination Records € Pet Photo € Contact Info: (Phone, Address, Emergency Contact)€ Vet InformationPET BOARDING DOG GROOMING PET TAXI & MORE! FOR PETS! Solid concrete construction. 4 ft solid concrete dividers 3 foot apart. Extra reinforcements on roof. Free for day of emergency. CALLTOMAKEANAPPOINTMENTTOPRE-REGISTERYOURPET!HIGHLANDS COUNTY HURRICANE SHELTER 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 Floral Designs & Trees with a Personal TouchŽOver 10 Years ExperienceSpecialty Shop Featuring: € Floral Arrangements € Trees € Swags € Silk Flowers € Bridal Bouquets Custom Arrangements Homes, Businesses, Churches & MoreCentral Plaza SebringNext to Home Depot 2163 US 27 N.314-9800 Tues-Fri 10am-5pm Sat 10am-3pm Continued from page 4B COMMUNITYCALENDAR CHALKTALK Seminole scholarship recipients begin school year Courtesy photo Even though financial strains are being felt by all, the desire to give each elementary student the tools they need for a great school year is as strong as ever. Once again, Cross Country Automotive Services (CCAS) demonstrated their support for the students by holding their annual Back Pack and School Supplies Drive. This year, CCAS donated 180 back packs. Each back pack was stuffed with all the basic supplies the students need and were equally distributed to the nine elementary schools across Highlands County and the Kindergarten Learning Center. A special thank you' goes out to all the associates who contributed not only supplies, but their time to assemble and deliver the back packs. CCAS donates backpacks Special to the News-SunAVON PARK South F lorida Community C ollege's Corporate and C ontinuing Education will h old a Business Writing a nd Grammar course from 1 -5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24 at t he SFCC Highlands C ampus. The course will cover s kills including formatting a nd writing agendas, m emos, and other business t emplates; script appropria te e-mails; and developing w inning PowerPoint pres entations. The cost is $ 125. For more information, c all Lorrie Key, coordinat or, corporate and continui ng education, at 784-7033. To register for this c ourse, call SFCC R egistration at 784-7416 or 7 84-7405. SFCC offers Business Writing, Grammar course Special to the News-SunAVON PARK South Florida Community College's Community Education Department will hold a Pre-SATclass from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25 at the SFCC Highlands Campus. Course content will include test-taking tips and study tactics for the SATas well as content review for the reading and math sections of the test. The cost is $47 and includes a book. Preregistration is required. Register in Building B at the Highlands Campus or any SFCC campus or center. Contact Lauren Redick at 453-6661, 465-5300, 7732252, or 494-7500, ext. 7388 or 7392. Pre-SAT class set at SFCC Follow the News-Sun online on www.twitter.com/thenewssun

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Breakfasts and lunches being served in the Highlands County School District for the upcoming week of Sept. 13-17 include: HIGH SCHOOLS Monday Breakfast Egg and Cheese Daybreaker, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, pear fruit cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juices, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Lunch Penne pasta, meat sauce, garlic breadstick, burger, cheeseburger, chicken patty on bun, Mama Sofia cheese pizza, Mama Sofia's pepperoni pizza, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwich meal, chef salad meal, baked french fries, orange glazed carrots, cheddar cheese stick, tossed salad, applesauce snacking cake, fruit cocktail cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Tuesday Breakfast Breakfast burrito, salsa, hash brown patty, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, strawberry cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Lunch Roasted chicken, dinner roll, burger, cheeseburger, Mama Sofia's cheese pizza, Mama Sofia's pepperoni pizza, chicken patty on bun, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, PBJ sandwich meal, chef salad meal, mashed potatoes, chicken gravy, green beans, carrots and dip, blueberry upside down cake, cut fresh fruit, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Wednesday Breakfast Chicken biscuit, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, apricot cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Lunch Turkey enchiladas, salsa, yellow rice, burger, cheeseburger, Mama Sofia's cheese pizza, Mama Sofia's pepperoni pizza, grilled chicken sandwich, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, PBJ sandwich meal, chef salad meal, baked buffalo chips, yellow rice, carrots and dip, corn cobbettes, diced pears, strawberry cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Thursday Breakfast Breakfast pizza, hash brown patty, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, peach cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Lunch Turkey and gravy, egg noodles, dinner roll, burger, cheeseburger, Mama Sofia's cheese pizza, Mama Sofia's pepperoni pizza, chicken patty on bun, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, salsa, PBJ sandwich meal, chef salad meal, broccoli, potato wedges, Colby Jack cheese stick, apple crisp, cut fresh fruit, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Friday Breakfast Pancakes, sausage patty, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, string cheese, strawberry cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Lunch Chicken tenders, dinner roll, burger, cheeseburger, Mama Sofia's cheese pizza, Mama Sofia's pepperoni pizza, chicken patty on bun, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, PBJ sandwich meal, chef salad meal, baked french fries, carrots and dip, corn, tossed salad, chocolate chip cookie, diced peaches, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. ACADEMY SCHOOLS Monday Lunch Penne pasta, meat sauce, garlic breadstick, carrots and dip, applesauce snacking cake, fruit cocktail cup, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Tuesday Lunch Roasted chicken, dinner roll, mashed potatoes, green beans, blueberry upside down cake, assorted juice, assorted fresh fruit, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Wednesday Lunch Turkey enchiladas, salsa, yellow rice, baked buffalo chips, corn cobbettes, strawberry cup, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Thursday Lunch Turkey and gravy, egg noodles, dinner roll, broccoli, apple crisp, cut fresh fruit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Friday Lunch Cheeseburger, dill stack, Sun Chips, fresh apple slices, chocolate chip cookie, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. MIDDLE SCHOOLS Monday Breakfast Egg and Cheese Daybreaker, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, pear fruit cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Breakfast on the Patio: Sausage biscuit, assorted juices, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Lunch Penne pasta, meat sauce, garlic breadstick, burger, cheeseburger, chicken patty on bun, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwich meal, chef salad meal, orange glazed carrots, cheddar cheese stick, tossed salad, applesauce snacking cake, fruit cocktail cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Tuesday Breakfast Breakfast burrito, salsa, hash brown patty, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, strawberry cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Breakfast on the Patio: Chicken biscuit, assorted juices, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Lunch Roasted chicken, dinner roll, burger, cheeseburger, chicken patty on bun, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, PBJ sandwich meal, chef salad meal, mashed potatoes, chicken gravy, green beans, carrots and dip, blueberry upside down cake, cut fresh fruit, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Wednesday Breakfast Chicken biscuit, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, apricot cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Breakfast on the Patio: Ultimate Breakfast Round, assorted juices, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Lunch Turkey enchiladas, salsa, yellow rice, burger, cheeseburger, hot and spicy chicken sandwich, grilled chicken sandwich, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, PBJ sandwich meal, chef salad meal, baked buffalo chips, yellow rice, carrots and dip, corn cobbettes, diced pears, strawberry cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Thursday Breakfast Breakfast pizza, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, peach cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Breakfast on the Patio: Chicken biscuit, assorted juices, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Lunch Turkey and gravy, egg noodles, dinner roll, burger, cheeseburger, chicken patty on bun, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, PBJ sandwich meal, chef salad meal, broccoli, potato wedges, salsa, Colby Jack cheese stick, apple crisp, cut fresh fruit, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Friday Breakfast Pancakes, sausage patty, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, string cheese, strawberry cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Breakfast on the Patio: Sausage biscuit, assorted juices, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Lunch Mama Sofia's pepperoni pizza, Mama Sofia's cheese pizza, burger, cheeseburger, chicken tenders, dinner roll, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, PBJ sandwich meal, Chef salad meal, carrots and dip, corn, tossed salad, chocolate chip cookie, diced peaches, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS Monday Breakfast Egg and Cheese Daybreaker, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, pear fruit cup, assorted fresh fruit, apple juice, grape juice, orange juice, fruit blend juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Breakfast in the Classroom: Cinnamon Toast Crisp, string cheese, pear fruit cup, chocolate milk. Lunch Baked chicken, dinner roll, Uncrustable Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwich, turkey chef salad, mashed potatoes, chicken gravy, green beans, apple crisp, very berry juice bar, apple juice, grape juice, orange juice, fruit blend juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Tuesday Breakfast Breakfast burrito, salsa, hash brown patty, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, strawberry cup, assorted fresh fruit, apple juice, grape juice, orange juice, fruit blend juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Breakfast in the Classroom: Blueberry/sausage pancake, strawberry cup, chocolate milk, strawberry/banana yogurt, honey bear crackers, peach cup, white milk. Lunch Barbecue pork on bun, Uncrustable PBJ sandwich, ham chef salad, scalloped potatoes, baked beans, rosy applesauce, very berry juice bar, apple juice, grape juice, orange juice, fruit blend juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Wednesday Breakfast Chicken biscuit, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, apricot cup, assorted fresh fruit, apple juice, grape juice, orange juice, fruit blend juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Breakfast in the Classroom: Strawberry/ banana yogurt, honey bear crackers, peach cup, white milk, blueberry/sausage pancake, strawberry cup, chocolate milk. Lunch Beefaroni, garlic breadstick, Uncrustable PBJ sandwich, turkey chef salad, orange glazed carrots, tossed salad, blueberry upside down cake, fresh apple slices, apple juice, grape juice, orange juice, fruit blend juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Thursday Breakfast Breakfast pizza, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, peach cup, assorted fresh fruit, apple juice, grape juice, orange juice, fruit blend juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Breakfast in the Classroom: Breakfast frittata, grape juice, white milk, Uncrustable Peanut Butter and Honey, apple juice, chocolate milk. Lunch Cheeseburger, dill stack, Uncrustable PBJ sandwich, ham chef salad, potato puffs, carrots and dip, fruited Jell-O, very berry juice bar, apple juice, grape juice, orange juice, fruit blend juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Friday Breakfast Pancakes, sausage patty, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes,Cinnamon Toast Crunch, string cheese, strawberry cup, assorted fresh fruit, apple juice, grape juice, orange juice, fruit blend juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Breakfast in the Classroom: Uncrustable PB and Honey, apple juice, chocolate milk, breakfast frittata, grape juice, white milk. Lunch Cheese filled breadstick, marinara sauce, Uncrustable PBJ sandwich, turkey chef salad, mixed vegetables, ice cream sandwich, diced peaches, fresh apple slices, apple juice, grape juice, orange juice, fruit blend juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. KINDERGARTEN LEARNING CENTER Monday Lunch Baked chicken, dinner roll, Uncrustable Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwich, mashed potatoes, chicken gravy, green beans, apple crisp, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Tuesday Lunch Barbecue pork on bun, Uncrustable PBJ sandwich, scalloped potatoes, baked beans, rosy applesauce, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Wednesday Lunch Beefaroni, garlic breadstick, Uncrustable PBJ sandwich, orange glazed carrots, blueberry upside down cake, fresh apple slices, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Thursday Lunch Cheeseburger, Uncrustable PBJ sandwich, potato puffs, carrots and dip, fruited Jell-O, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. 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Associated PressBERWYN, Pa. Anew m osque recently opened in t his well-to-do suburb of P hiladelphia, but not many p eople noticed. That was fine with leaders o f the Islamic Society of G reater Valley Forge. Amid a t ense national climate for U .S. Muslims, they did not s eek publicity for the happy o ccasion, only continued p eace with their neighbors: a J ewish synagogue next door a nd Baptist church across the s treet. The Muslims'good relat ions with other faiths and the t own at large offers a stark c ontrast to American commun ities torn by anti-Islamic a cts, including arson at the s ite of a planned mosque in T ennessee and a threatened Q uran burning in Florida. In New York, debate rages o ver a planned Islamic center a nd mosque near ground z ero. And everywhere tens ions are heightened because F riday's joyous Muslim celeb ration of Eid al-Fitr falls a d ay before the somber ninth a nniversary of 9/11. But in Tredyffrin T ownship, about 20 miles n orthwest of Philadelphia, c ommunity members say a t radition of religious tolera nce, combined with an educ ated population and smallt own friendliness, have yielde d years of harmonious coexi stence. "We have much more in c ommon than not in comm on," mosque president M ohammad Aziz said. "We a re blessed with very good n eighbors." Township officials conceded some trepidation among residents when the Islamic Society sought construction permits in 2008. The growing Sunni group planned to build on land behind the small house it had used as a mosque since 1994. Most concerns were standard zoning issues like parking, traffic and stormwater runoff. But the concept of a mosque was jarring to some, despite Muslims having long worshipped at the site, said Judy DiFilippo, a township supervisor for 20 years until her retirement in January. "It was something brand new to the community. Even though they were using an existing building, it wasn't an obvious mosque," DiFilippo said. The plans were approved; construction and fundraising began in earnest, capped by the mosque opening on June 5. DiFilippo said there have been no problems, which she attributed to an "underlying theme of tolerance that just comes with this community." Yossi Kaplan, a Lubavitch rabbi at Chabad Jewish Center next door, said he was approached by people seeking his opposition to the project but waved them off. The two faiths were enjoying solid relations, to the point where they shared parking lots and Muslims helped with tasks that Jews cannot perform on the Sabbath. The rabbi expected nothing less from his neighbors, regardless of religion. This is America, Kaplan said, and this is how it's supposed to be. "We're just good friends. We're really good neighbors," he said. "There's never been any issues." The United States has seen a 58 percent increase in the number of mosques over the past decade, from 1,200 to roughly 1,900, according to Ihsan Bagby, a professor of Islamic studies at the University of Kentucky and a researcher on American mosques. Yet many U.S. mosques are repurposed existing buildings, retrofitted to accommodate ritual washing areas and separate entrances for men and women. Sometimes they require odd configurations for prayer so worshippers can face Mecca. Associated Press BILOXI, Miss. Akey U .S. government official said F riday the moratorium on d eepwater oil drilling likely w on't be extended past Nov. 3 0, but whether it is cut short w ill be entirely up to the i ndustry. Michael Bromwich, direct or of the Bureau of Ocean E nergy Management, R egulation and Enforcement, t old The Associated Press d uring a break in a public f orum in coastal Mississippi t hat the industry must comply w ith current and soon-to-bei mposed safety regulations. He said the government is m indful of the impact the m oratorium has had on comm unities that rely on offshore d rilling. But it must also be c oncerned about the impact f rom the April 20 Deepwater H orizon oil rig explosion in t he Gulf of Mexico that k illed 11 workers and led to 2 06 million gallons of oil s pewing from BPPLC's u ndersea well. Bromwich hopes to report t o Interior Secretary Ken S alazar in coming weeks and p ossibly make recommendat ions on the scope and durat ion of the moratorium. He said that among the o ptions the government could c onsider would be lifting the m oratorium early or lifting it with conditions. "There really haven't been any discussions about lengthening it," Bromwich said. As Bromwich spoke, crews in the Gulf were preparing to transfer the failed blowout preventer a key piece of evidence that was raised last weekend from the seafloor to a barge that will bring it to shore to be analyzed by government investigators. At the forum in Biloxi at a convention center across the street from the beach along the Gulf, Bromwich heard from industry experts and elected officials about oil spill response methods and concerns over the deepwater drilling moratorium. Gary Rook, technical director for Edison Chouest Offshore, said that more than four months after the rig explosion, concerns remain about the ability of the industry to respond to another disaster. He said there needs to be better equipment, more rapid response and more resources dedicated to disaster preparedness. "Much of the current equipment is not effective in rough weather," Rook said. He also implored government to allow skimming operations in the future to run 24 hours a day instead of the 12 hours they were allowed with the Deepwater Horizon disaster. Bromwich told the panel that the "industry must develop more effective oil spill response techniques." Meanwhile, BPis inching closer to plugging its well for good. The so-called bottom kill operation in which mud and cement will be pumped in through a relief well to seal the busted well from the bottom was initially supposed to occur in early August. Rough weather, a decision to remove the failed blowout preventer first, testing procedures and other factors caused a number of delays. Retired Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen, the government's point person on the oil spill response, told reporters Friday that he still is not ready to give a new firm timeline for completing the relief well and doing the bottom kill, but he indicated it could occur before the end of September. The blowout preventer that failed to stop the oil spill in the first place was lifted from a mile beneath the Gulf last Saturday and secured to the deck of the Helix Q4000. A Coast Guard spokeswoman, Lt. Suzanne Kerver, said Friday that crews were preparing to transfer the 300ton device to a barge that will bring it to a NASAfacility in New Orleans to be analyze d. 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LIVING C SECTION News-Sun Sunday, September 12, 2010 Make use of nature's patterns (right): Color is captured on film as you snap shots of the scenic twists in Wisconsin's Popple River. Zero in (below): Afew fallen leaves on a rainy day highlight the contrast between the bright green grass and the rust and gold leaves. BYJANETWORNEMcClatchy Newspapersapturing autumn on film is an art form an art form anyone can enjoy. The novice can buy a disposable camera and go wild in the woods. The serious photographer could pay huge amounts for equipment, spend hours printing and create sophisticated landscapes. The point is, it's what you have going on in your head that counts. With that in mind, here are a few hints that might help make your photographic excursions fulfilling if you should decide to take a trip up north this fall. Of course, peak season is your best bet for great photographs. (Keep in mind that leaves peak earlier in mountainous areas.) But stay open to off times, too. Even early in the season you might come across one brilliantly colored tree in a mass of green. Or late in the season, you might come away with a wonderful picture of a mass of fallen leaves with bare tree trunks rising out of them. The time of day is also important. The best light is early morning or late afternoon. In the morning you might encounter fog in low-lying areas, which will add to the mood of your photos. Evening has the advantage of sunsets, which might add color to the foliage. You won't be satisfied with drive-by photos. Stop the car, get out and walk around. Take a hike through the woods or around a cemetery. Experience the day, and you'll see the fall color from a new perspective. Who says you always have to hold the camera steady? Jiggling the camera at a slow shutter speed might blend the colors with pleasing results. Using a flash in the daylight might give the leaves an extra sparkle. Experiment with shooting into the sun. The colors are sometimes more intense in backlit leaves, especially with a dark background. Probably the best results will come when the sun is streaming in at an angle from behind so the colors glow and the edges are rimmed in light. The point is to experiment. Not all the pictures will turn out, but you'll hit on some happy accidents. Don't just point and shoot. Try looking up through the branches, try climbing the tree and looking down, try lying on the ground. Try anything different, and you might get surprising results. Use a close-up lens or close-up filters and zero in on a tiny portion of a colorful leaf. Leaves don't have to be in trees to make great pictures. Look in puddles on the black pavement, and you might come away with some interesting abstract pictures. Make use of nature's patterns and abstract designs. Find a center of interest. Maybe you could focus on one barren, gnarled tree rising out of a sea of low-growing colorful shrubs. Perhaps a barn in the foreground or a boat floating on a pond is your center of interest. Remember that less is more. You don't have to include everything in each picture. The important thing is to go with your instincts. If the picture makes you feel good, you must be doing something right. Do you have a theme or statement you want to make with your picture? Is there something about the process of changing leaves that could be a metaphor for the cycle of life? Perhaps a single leaf dangling from a barren branch symbolizes isolation or loneliness. There is no limit to the possibilities. Make it as ponderous or frivolous as you like. They're your pictures. Janet Worne is a freelance photographer and former staff photographer for the Lexington CHARLES H. BORST/MCTLook for a center of interest:Arustic farmhouse provides a quaint focus for the colorful fall foliage surrounding this farm near Stowe, Vt. DAVID STEPHENSON/MCTShoot into the sun: Early morning light streams through the yellow leaves of maple trees at Boonesborough State Park in Madison County, Ky. JANETWORNE/MCT Spring/summer: Leaves use energy from sunlight to combine water and carbon dioxide into glucose, which the tree uses for energy and growth. Chlorophyll, a green-colored chemical, makes it happen. Late summer: As days get shorter and nights get colder, there is not enough sunlight for photosynthesis. Energy production slows and chlorophyll production in the leaves stops. Early autumn: As the chlorophyll fades, other pigments begin to show through. They are always present but are hidden during summer by chlorophyll's green color. As the green fades, carotenoids that have been there all along begin to show through with yellows. Species of trees turn different colors in the fall because they have different chemicals that become visible as their green chlorophyll fades. Brown: Produced by Tannin, one of the leaf's waste products. Red and purple: Produced by anthocyanins, which aren't present in all leaves. In some, they are manufactured when cells break down in the leaves and sunlight reacts with glucose (sugars). Yellow: Produced by xanthophyll, a pigment. Orange: Produced by carotene, a pigment. Orange is often made by a combination of the factors that produce yellows and reds. Fiery red and bronze: Produced by anthocyanins combined with carotene. Because reds are more dependent on sunlight, Kimmerer said, leaves on trees such as maples often are yellow on bottom branches and red on top. The process that stops chlorophyll production also makes a tree drop its leaves. End of leaf's stem Branch Separation layer Cells Cells swel l Branch Separation layer1 2 Most people incorrectly assume that leaves change because the weather gets cold, says Tom Kimmerer, a University of Kentucky forestry expert. What actually happens as trees downsize themselves for the winter is much more complex. As the season changes, the longer nights and shorter days signal trees to begin withdrawing nutrients from leaves. As autumn sets in, leaves turn colors and fall from trees. The chlorophyll that gives leaves their green color (and is necessary for the photosynthesis that converts sunlight into plant food) begins to break down.At the end of each leaf stem is a separation layer of cells. Small tubes pass through this layer, carrying water to the leaf and glucose back to the tree. In the fall, the cells of the separation layer swell and cut off these tubes. Branch Separation layer Cells disintegrate3 4Branch End of leaf's stem

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Q: "It's how you say it." I 've preached this consistently f or years with no improvem ent. My 12-year-old will ask m e a question or ask me to h elp her with a task in a tone t hat drips with sarcasm, d emand, and impatience. N eedless to say it makes my s kin crawl. I need an approp riate response/ reaction to t his. Most times I find myself r esponding in a raised angry v oice with something along t he lines of "Who do you t hink you are talking to me l ike that?" This is not worki ng. How should I immedia tely respond to her when she u ses an inappropriate tone of v oice? A: If the number of people w ho've asked me this same q uestion over the past few y ears each paid me a dollar, m y wife and I would be able t o take that long-dreamed-of t rip to New Zealand. I am convinced that this w idespread problem has a lot t o do with the manner in w hich parent-child relations hips are portrayed on televis ion. In the typical "family" s itcom, even preschool child ren are likely to speak to t heir parents as if they are addressing bumbling idiot servants, at which point the laugh track comes on. Over time, this media influence has significantly undermined children's respect for adults. The first of these deconstructive programs, ironically, was the much-honored "Cosby Show." The insidiousness of this is especially apparent to people of my generation who grew up with "Ozzie and Harriet" and "Father Knows Best." Over the past 30 years or so, a general disdain for adults has spread like kudzu among children. It's exemplified in such responses as "whatever" and "yada yada yada." Not helping matters is the fact that in all-too-many American families, parents function as perpetual servants to children who sit center-stage, and in all-too-many American classrooms, teachers act as if their highest priority is to be liked by their students. When a person who occupies a position of authority does not act like an authority figure, disrespect is the natural response. The boundary between adult culture and child culture has all but completely broken down. This boundary wrapped big people in a certain amount of mystery and caused children to look up to and aspire to become like them. As adults have become more and more "involved" (a euphemism for micromanagement) in the lives of children, the mystery has vanished, to the detriment of us all. But I begin to digress. The antidote to your daughter's disrespectful tone is for you to confront it when it occurs, but without anger. This being the norm in her world, she probably doesn't even realize how her words come across. So, give her some gentle help in that direction. When she speaks to you as if she's addressing an underling, just say, "Try that again." When she asks what you mean (as will happen initially), tell her that you're determined to help her get her get her tone right when she speaks to adults. Explain that this will be in her best interest because the right tone greatly increases the chances that adults will cooperate. Have her "try again" until she gets it right. Then praise her and do what she's asking, assuming it's reasonable. Agentle, somewhat humorous stubbornness on your part will eventually carry the day. Family psychologist John Rosemond answers questions at www.rosemond.com. DearAbby: I work six days a week at a minimumwage job. My boss is constantly finding reasons to hug or touch me. Last week he even tried to kiss me. I left work that night feeling violated and upset. It's really hard to find jobs right now. I can't afford to quit or get fired. What do I do to get this man to leave me alone and still keep my job? Please help! Grossed Out in Texas DearGrossed Out: Tell the man you don't like what he's doing and to stop it. If he doesn't, be sure that every incident is documented, including date and time. If the company has a sexual harassment policy, you should follow it or go to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) or equivalent state agency office nearest you and file a claim. Your job will be protected during the investigation that will follow. DearAbby: My family and I recently spent time with my parents at their home in another state. After we returned, my 10-year-old son and his 14-year-old sister told me they don't like going to visit them. My mom loves us, but she is a negative and depressed person. She doesn't love Dad and doesn't bother to disguise that fact. I mentioned this to a friend and she said I should tell my mother what my son said. She thinks it could make Mom "see the light" and change for the better. Considering my mother's depressed state, should I tell her? Undecided in Michigan Dear Undecided: Perhaps. But if you do, be diplomatic. You might begin by telling her you could see how "down" she was when you all came to visit, and that she could get so much more out of life if she sought professional help for her depression specifically some sessions with a licensed counselor. You could also mention that, while your father may not be her favorite person it would be better if it was not so obvious to the grandchildren, because they sensed the tension and mentioned it when they returned home. If you broach the subject lovingly, she might listen and take steps to help herself. One thing is certain if you say nothing, nothing will change. DearAbby: I have been a social worker in two skilled nursing homes for the past six years. I often hear visitors approach patients with dementia and say, "Do you know who I am?" or "Do you know who this is?" It's like giving the person with dementia a test, one which the person will often fail. It would be more effective to approach the person and say "It is so nice to see you. I a m (whomever) and knew you (in whatever circumstances)." Persons with dementia do not need to be reminded tha t they don't recall something Most of them know it. Even relatives brothers, sisters, sons and daughters may need to introduce themselve s to their loved ones. Rather than giving the person with dementia a test when you visit, set up the visit to succeed by making simple intr oductions. Remember, people who have dementia can rememb er things that happened a long time ago, but they may not recall what happened in the last five minutes. Visitors should talk about the "good old days" and everyone wil l experience a good visit. P.B. in North Carolin a DearP.B.: Because increasing numbers of individuals are being diagnosed with dementia, I hope your suggestion will be taken to heart by my readers. In case s like this, the visitor should expect to be the one who guides the conversation. 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But, be sure our sins will find us out. W hen both siblings are gone for a few w eeks, the culprit's true colors become T echnicolor. How has he been able to camouflage h is behavior up until now? Busyness accompanied by little time a t home together works against parents i n discerning who the truth teller in a g iven situation is. In a kind and acceptable manner, perh aps grandparents may offer helpful h ints from hindsight both successes a nd failures.With the parents'permiss ion, we can share some Scriptural t ruths and model them when in their p resence. The Apostle Paul spells out for us the why'behind unacceptable behavior w hether a child is strong-willed or not. S peaking of himself, he says in Romans 7:15, NKJV, "For what I am doing, I do not understand. For what I will to do, that I do not practice; but what I hate, that I do." Consider the burden the child carries who successfully gets away with stuff. His conscience is being seared.He's not growing in selflessness and caring for others because "I" is taking preeminence.And maybe, down deep, he questions, "Why do I do what I don't want to do?" Paul concluded that it is the sin that dwells in him that wars against the good he wants to do. Though not acknowledged much today, human nature is sinful. At the center of the word sin is "I" who puts self on a pedestal and rebels against God and his ways. Parents can lovingly show children that they have a sin nature.But, God loved them (and us) even while we were sinners.And that is why Jesus came to earth so that he could take the punishment for sin.When we accept God's free gift, he comes to live within us. Now we can turn to him for help to resist the bad things Satan tempts us to do and make the right choices as we listen to God's Spirit within us. Ephesians 6 teaches children to honor their parents; but it also reminds parents to train their children in godliness and not exasperate them.If they are not shown how the sin nature works, they will be exasperated! With a parent's help, an enlightened child will gradually learn to channel his will in a positive direction doing that which is good.Selah Jan Merop of Sebring is a News-Sun correspondent and an award-winning writer. Why do I do what I don't want to do? Harassed worker won't make waves in tough job market Dear Abby Pause And Consider Jan Merop Children should have respectful tone toward adults Living With Children John Rosemond

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During World War II the Army A ir Corps had a sperate group of a ircraft, mostly C-54 type flying f rom bases on both coasts east and w est to airfields located in combat a reas all over the world loading s eriously wounded GIs, Navy, M arine or Army and returning t hem to hospitals in the United S tates. We boasted that within 36 h ours we could have a wounded GI b ack to the United States and in e xpert medical care. How many l ives we saved I have no idea, but a s we had hundreds of planes and thousands of pilots flying these routes it had to be immeasurable. Let me narrate one trip from our west coast base at Fairfield Suisun Army Air Base (now Travis Air Force Base) to let us save the base in Leyte in the Phillipines. It has been 19 days since the coast of Leyte, just a few miles south of the town of Tacloban, had been secured and a PSP(pierced steel planking) runway had been built to handle emergency landing traffic. Any aircraft that landed there that could not be repaired and taken off was bulldozed into a junk heap adjacent to the runway. When we went into the field just a week after it became usable, the pile was already over two acres in extent. There were all kinds of planes in the heap B-29s, Wildcats, Corsairs, P47s and lots that we couldn't tell what they had been. Anything that required more than four hours for repair was in that pile. Back to our journey. We have been briefed on our first phase to Hickam Field in the Hawaiian islands. Oh boy, we are going to get in some swimming and sightseeing on these grand islands. Boy, were we in for a surprise! After a normal takeoff and climb we spend the next 10 hours watching the water blow for any activities. From an airliner at 40,000 feet you see nothing but water, water, water. But from 6,000 or 8,000 feet fish, birds and submarines are plainly visible. Nothing reportable is sighted except the two radiolocator ships placed on the route to Oahu to help with our naviation. We report passing them and are in sight of our destination a couple hours later. We land at Hickam Army Air Base, park the ship and report to operations where we are put on the ready board and instructed to proceed to the BOQ (Bachelor Officers Quarters) and get some sleep as we are scheduled for a flight to Kwajalen in just 10 hours. So much for our swimming and sightseeing. Let me digress again for a moment to let you know that we are not flying an empty aircraft. This trip we were loaded with food for a base somewhere in the South Pacific. We also carry onboard the makings for 36 hospital bunks that can be hung on canvas straps in the fuselage of the ship that serve as beds for the wounded that we will pick up at our outbound destination. The ship that we just left will be serviced and immediately flown to the next stop on its itinerary by a crew that arrived earlier. This procedure will be followed both on the outward legs and on the return Down time is very little on the complete roundtrip. Routine main tenance will be performed when necessary at the home base. Ama ster board is maintained at base tha t shows where every plane and crew is at any time. Back to our stay in Oahu. We are wakened in time for a shower and breakfast before we start our flight to Johnson Air Base, a Navy refueling stop about 700 miles south of Hawaii. We wi ll pick up a full load of gas and hav e a meal that will surely have a mea t course that will contain Spam. I have been through this place man y times and have yet to get a taste o f fresh meat. I will say this, the coo k here is very good. Spam tasted good regardless of how he prepared it. Our next stop is the island of T here are many who fought the quiet w ar See QUIET, page 4C Special to the News-SunTALLAHASSEE More than 2,100 volunteers will converge on Orlando later this month to power up AARP's celebration of Orlando@50+ AARP's National Event & Expo at the Orange County Convention Center from Sept. 30 to Oct. 2. Volunteers completed an orientation at the convention center on Sept. 2 to become familiar with their role and responsibilities during the event. "Our volunteers are the face of AARP's biggest annual event, and with their enthusiasm, they'll make it the most powerful AARP event, too," said Lori Parham, AARPFlorida state director. Many of the volunteers will greet attendees, providing directions and answering questions. Some will serve as monitors for various sessions, directing people to seats and facilitating Q&As with the speakers. Still others will assemble event information, assist with the hotel shuttle buses, capture photos of volunteers and serve as ushers for the evening concerts. Orlando@50+ is a unique expo and entertainment weekend with three actionpacked days of celebrity speakers, engaging educational forums and over 500 interactive exhibits. In add ition to the many exhibi ts; lifestyle, education and fe ature sessions, man y renowned celebrities a re scheduled to appear inclu ding B.B. King, Whoo pi Goldberg, Larry King, Ro b Reiner and Jane Paule y. With such a huge tour de force lined up, AARPralli ed 1,200 volunteers to ke ep things running smoothly. Admission to Orlando@50+ for AAR P members is $25 and $35 f or non members. The entry f ee includes access to the exh ibitions, exhibit floor pe rformance stage, openin g and closing shows, for a ll three days. AARP members volunteer to help members celebrate life over 50 Caveman: "Ugh smoke hot like f ire." But soon I am s ure that mothers b egan to touch their c hild and know that t hey are burning up. I wonder what they d id? Dunk them in w ater? Cold, of c ourse. But somew here between the c aveman and the Greeks of the f irst century simple instrum ents for measuring temperat ure were devised. Galileo Galilei in the 16th c entury invented the modern t hermometer. Well, not exactly t he modern one we remember a s children but a device called a n air thermometer in which colored liquid was driven d own by the expansion of air. A s the air got warmer and e xpanded, the liquid dropped." In 1612 Santorio Santori a dapted the device to measure t he body's temperature. In 1 714 a German physicist D aniel Fahrenheit invented the m ercury thermometer. Oh w hat fun when one broke and t he mercury splattered all over a nd then would run together. B ut Mother never let me play w ith it! (Honestly I didn't b reak it on purpose.) That mercury thermometer m ust have been a great a dvance since you stuck it u nder your armpit or under y our tongue or elsewhere! W hen my son Mathew was 6 m onths old I thought he had a f ever. It was New Year's Eve a nd I was still dressing and p reparing so I placed him on Daddy's lap and inserted it. For the next three minutes or so I put the finishing touch to my makeup. I returned to my husband who had fallen asleep and leaned over to remove the thermometer. Nothing was there! "Wake up Sidney. What did you do with the thermometer?" "Wha, wha" he said coming to. "Oh, the thermometer. Where is it?" "Where is it?" I screamed. Pandemonium ensued as my mother rushed in and screamed you got it "Where is the thermometer?" Thereafter a frantic search ensued in the blanket, on the floor, in the space on the couch, in the cuff of Sid's pants. Mom was the first to come to her senses. "Wrap him up tight. Don't let him move around. Call the emergency room." I did and they gave the same sane advice my mother had said and to bring him in at once. We drove to Nassau Hospital where Matt was born (and would subsequently be a frequent visitor when he walked at seven and a half months.) The doctor took him from my arms and told us to wait while they fluoroscoped him. Thirty agonizing minutes later the doctor returned with Mathew. Handing Matt and the thermometer to me he smilingly said, "Mother he doesn't have a fever!" Since the days of that old mercury thermometer there have been many changes. You could put your finger in a little clamp; or there was a gadget that stuck in your ear; but the most up-to-date one is fantastic. The nurse swipes a wand over your forehead and presto magic it reads your temperature. Even more fantastic is the I R MINI, which is an infrared item that you point and shoot any surface and it gives you a reading. That item set me to thinking what would Florida do without the thermostat? How would we know the weather outside? (HOT) How to dress? Used in the production of sugar, a small distinction in the degree affects the look of sugar and syrup. Steel can be tested for its reliability. It can be tested for a temperature at which it will flow. Yogurt depends on a set temperature. The oven registers settings for meat, cake. Pizza's have special ovens that create that crisp crust. There are different types of measurements for solids, liquids and gas. What caused the interest in this tool we could not do without? A24-hour stay at the hospital where I saw still another funny use for our friendly medical device. Ahuge thermometer in the lobby to measure the fundraising effort. It wasn't normal! Pearl Carter is a Lake Placid resident. E-mail her at time ly87@comcast.net Evolution of judging a fever Pearl's Gem Pearl Carter SEBRING Riding in the "Cow C alvary" from Polk County as the p rotective force for cattle bound to C onfederate troops during the Civil W ar; shot by an old Indian chief near Fort M eade during the Third Seminole War and f ighting cattle rustlers was part of the hist oric life of Heartland pioneer John Levi S kipper, whose greatgreat-grandson carries h is namesake and heritage today. John Levi Skipper's family had humble b eginnings in Central Florida, migrating in 1 826 from Camden County, Ga. In his youth, h e lived with his mother and stepfather, Joe M izell, near Fort Socrum, north of Lakeland, m arrying Elizabeth Jane Hollingsworth in 1 849. They had 10 children. John L. Skipper l ived a rugged life of survival and adventure. One of the stories John Levi Skipper lived t o tell was his encountered with an old S eminole chief at Peas Creek in today's H ardee County during the Third Seminole W ar in 1856. In J.O. Parrish's book, Battling the Seminoles," he recounts details o f this life or death experience. John Skipper and a detachment of men w ere pursuing a retreating warrior who part icipated in an Indian attack on the home of W illoughby Tillis. Skipper was part of C aptain William B. Hooker's Independent C ompany of Florida Mounted Volunteers or t he "Cow Calvary." Alone Indian fired u pon Skipper as he walked along the bank of P eas Creek Swamp. The shot penetrated his m uscle, not breaking the bone of Skipper's r ight arm. Looking at where the shot came from, Skipper saw an old chief standing between him and the river holding a smoking gun but not making any attempt to reload it. Seeing there was no escape, the old chief called out, "Me see John. Me no let other Indian shoot John. Me friend." Skipper called out to his men,"Boys, I am shot. Bring me another gun quick or the cuss will get away." One of the men grabbed a loaded gun with the intention of shooting the old Indian himself. But Skipper's blood was up and despite his wounded arm, took the gun away from the soldier insisting on shooting the Indian. At first the Indian thought Skipper was trying to keep the man from shooting him and a grin overspread his features; he thought his ruse had worked. However, when the Indian realized that Skipper sought revenge, he dashed off at high speed for the river. The Indian disappeared in dense willows along the bank then dove into the creek. Skipper took the gun and aimed point blank at the Indian who was now swimming just beneath the surface. He waited until the Indian was out of breath and bobbed up in the water before he fired one fatal shot through the Indian's head. This was the life and times of pioneers surviving in wild Florida. The Skipper family settled down to a quieter life after the Seminole Wars, as new pioneers began to trickle into Central The Skippers: The first family of Highlands Hammock State Park Wild Florida Dr. Nancy Dale See SKIPPER, page 4C

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Page 4CNews-SunSunday, September 12, 2010www.newssun.com Mon -Fri. 9am-4pmClosed Wed.863-385-3497130 S. Commerce Ave. Sebring, FL 33870 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 fit, designed for your ear € Suit your lifestyle and budget with a variety of styles and technology levels I need to know the difference between Extra yardageŽ and Take out the garbage.Ž SENIORSCENE K wajlen, a little atoll about 1 ,000 miles southwest of H ickam. This island was one o f many that were taken f rom Japanese hands earlier i n the war. I remember one t hing about the place e verytime I landed there, t here was a pump running t hat was sucking sand from t he ocean floor and enlarging t he area of the island. As at Hawaii, we are d irected to Operations, the p lane refueled and sent on i ts way to the next stop. We a re told to get some sleep a nd we will be awakened in t ime for our next leg. True to their word, we got a bout eight hours sleep when w e were awakened and i nformed that we were s cheduled for take off in two h ours. We dressed, had b reakfast and reported to O perations and were i nformed that we were going t o Guam as the next stop on o ur itinerary. I want to interject here t hat when we left our home b ase in California, we were n ever sure where we were g oing to end up. On this trip w e actually ended up in the P hillipines but on former a nd later trips we were sent t o islands all over the South P acific. I remember one trip t hat lasted 31 days. I had o nly a B4 bag with a couple c hanges of clothes and by t he time I got back home I w as really ripe. None of our s tops lasted long enough to d o a washing so we made do w ith what we had with us. N ot many PXs on these i slands. We had another load of s upplies again this time, and i n about eight hours later we l anded in the island of G uam. We did get time to s ee some of the island and get in some swimming. We visited a sugar plantation and processing plant and toured part of the island. This was a crossing point for routes in the area and lots of ships came through here. That was why we got a little more time off than at the other stops. After a few hours sleep we were wakened and reported to Ops to find that we were at last scheduled into the Phillipines. We were going into Tacloban Air Field on Leyte Island. The flight take off from Guam is uneventful and the flight to Tacloban Air Field takes about seven hours. The town is located on the east side of the island and since they have a radio beacon we fly almost to the field. We were directed to the field. It was in a cleared spot just off the beach on the east side of the island. You had to look closely to find the strip. But we had it and were landing. This was the first time that I ever landed on PSP. Boy, what a sensation. As we hit the runway and started rolling the mat in front of us humped up and scared the crap out of us. We found out later that this was SOPand no harm either to the runway or to the planes. As we cleared the runway and taxied in we were informed that only the pilot and crew chief were to get off the plane. That we would be immediately refueled, the beds set up, the wounded loaded and we would be leaving as soon as this was done. It seemed as if a whirlwind hit but inside of two hours we were ready to leave. The tower sent us off with the warning to make a right turn to the ocean as soon as possible in order to evade firing by Japs in the village just a couple miles down the beach. We followed instructions and evaded wasteless firing by the Japs since we were at least a mile out of their range. We were on our way back home with 36 guys that to say they were happy to be heading east would be very much an understatement. Our return trip would be exactly the reverse of the trip out and while the wounded guys would be back in the States in 36 hours we would be three more days reaching home. In all our flight time from the U.S. to the Phillipines and back is around 60 flying hours only about a half hour of which is over land. I thank my lucky stars for the expertise of the ground crews that service the crafts that we are pushing around the sky. In my time in World War II I guess I spent 2,000 hours in the air, most of them over water and can't ever remember having an engine miss a beat. I am now 92 years old and I don't think there are too many of us old farts left who flew the old time medevacs but at least if this article is published we will have a few good words having been said in our behalf. Let me finish with this word. The acclaim that is and has been given those men who shed blood in the line of duty deserve their share of credit. However, we also served who shed no blood whether flying, clerking, nursing, building our war materials, or any of the other ground jobs that are necessary to conduct a war. All we want is for the world not to forget those of us who fought the quiet war. Quiet war fought by many Continued from page 3C Florida. In peaceful times, John and Elizabeth focused their attention on education. John Skipper became a Fort Meade school trustee, serving in this capacity from 1859 to 1860. During the 1800s, the frontier in Florida never remained peaceful very long. In 1860, the tide of the country presented a new challenge for John L. Skipper, a Republican, among Floridians who opposed succession of the States. On Jan. 11, 1861 Florida signed a formal Ordinance of Secession and withdrew from the Union. Skipper took up the chalice again fighting against Union troops to protect cattle shipments to the Confederacy, a major contention during the Civil War. Captain Hooker, the "Cattle King of the 1860's" with a history of fighting in the Seminole Wars near the Suwannee River, now took on a domestic government issue. When the war ended April 20, 1865 the "Cow Calvary" remained staunch and did not surrender until June 5, the formal end of the Civil War in South Florida. Skipper was discharged from the Mounted Patrol on the same day as the end of the Civil War, June 5, 1865 at Bay Point. Excerpts from upcoming book by Nancy Dale, The Legacy of the Florida Pioneer Cow Hunters' In Their Own Words.' For inscribed books, visit www.nancydalephd.com or 214-8351. John Levi Skipper and Elizabeth Jane Hollingsworth Skipper is part of the Cow Cavalry' Continued from page 3C Special to the News-SunLAKE PLACID An enrollment event to help Medicare beneficiaries save on their Medicare costs is set from 10 a.m. to noon Friday at Lake Placid Memorial Library, 205 W. Interlake Blvd. Medicare Beneficiary Outreach and Assistance representatives from the West Central Florida Area Agency on Aging Inc. will be available to help Medicare beneficiaries learn if they qualify for additional benefits, and if eligible, will provide application assistance. If you or someone you know needs help with your Medicare costs, don't miss out on this opportunity to see if the MBOAprogram can assist. More than 90,000 Medicare beneficiaries in Florida are likely eligible for, but not enrolled in a program called Extra Hel p. This program offers qualified beneficiari es assistance with their Part D (prescriptio n drug plan) costs. In addition, many indivi duals may qualify for assistance in payin g their Part B premiums. Many of those wh o need help the most don't know about the se valuable benefits, and the MBOAprogra m can help. MBOA, as a joint federal and state effo rt, offers free education and confidential app lication assistance for Medicare beneficiari es who may be eligible for programs that ass ist them in paying for their Part D or Part B premiums. If you'd like more information or applic ation assistance, call the toll-free Eld er Helpline at 1-800-963-5337. Get help with your Medicare costs

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Her classes are fo r beginners, intermediate s and advanced. Dumont is well know n throughout Highlands County and has been teaching clay classes fo r more than 10 years. Call the Highlands A rt League at 385-5312 or Dumont at 381-5717 to register or for information. Cost or class is $6 0 for each month enrolled Stroppel teaches polymer clay workshopSEBRING Alice Stroppel will teach a polymer clay workshop at the Highlands Art League from 6-8:30 p.m Tuesdays from Sept. 14 28. Fee for the workshop will be $65, which includes most materials To register, call 3855312 or Stroppel at 655 0844. ARTS& LEISURE Snapshots Special to the News-SunSEBRING Duffer's S ports Grille will be bringing t he Princess of Parodies to t he stage at 8 p.m. Saturday, S ept. 25. Traci Kanaan, the self-proc laimed love child of Liza M innelli and Klinger, grew u p in a quiet, middle class c ommunity on the west side o f Cleveland, Ohio. Her I talian mother loved piano a nd opera. Her Lebanese f ather loved stock car races a nd dirty jokes. The result? A c lassically trained pianist t hat sings very twisted ditt ies. Kanaan started taking p iano lessons at the age of 4. N ever one to play it the way i t was written, she constantly i mproved during her piano l essons. She'd make up funny w ords to the songs or change t he endings of her pieces, u ltimately burning out eight p iano teachers before gradua ting from high school. Kanaan attended Otterbein C ollege in Westerville, Ohio, g raduating with a bachelor in a rts degree in music business, a nd minors in music composition, electronic music and piano performance. For her senior recital, she composed all original music, performed by other students. Each piece reflected her sense of humor, including lingerie being pulled out of instruments, pieces performed on children's toys, and staged death of a performer...assassinated by a ping pong ball gun. In 2001, Kanaan's life changed forever when she saw Tony and Tina's Wedding, an improv theater production, while visiting her parents in Cleveland. She vowed she would be in that show if the production ever came to her town in Florida. Eight months later, the community theater announced auditions for Tony and Tina's Wedding, and Kanaan landed the role of Connie Mocogni, the eight-month pregnant maid of honor. While taking an improv class to prepare for the role, Kanaan met other aspiring comedians who encouraged her to try stand up. She did, and she's never looked bac, Kanaan continues to amaze audiences all over the country with her irreverent style of comedy that creatively combines stand up with her piano and vocal skills. Her show takes you on a musical journey of self deprecating humor, her life, family, pop culture, political events, wrapping up with her energetic closer, "Songs you should never play on piano." In July of 2009, Kanaan came out with her first comedy CD, "Tinkle Tinkle Little Star." The Princess of Parodies is a real crowd pleaser. Joining her on stage will be Johnny Hobbs who has been doing comedy since 2002 and has worked clubs from Florida to New York. He appeared on season two of Last Comic Standing and has worked with such comic veterans as Jackie Mason and Bobby Collins. He's directed a short film entitled "Dead End" and is currently starring in a low budget horror film called "The Psycho Dish." His comedy has an every-man quality to it that brings the audience along for the ride. If you've ever read MAD magazine, listened to AC/DC or have seen the Big Lebowski, then Hobbs and his full plate of laughs will have the crowd wanting seconds of what he is serving. There will be a special surprise entertainer for a birthday celebration to warm up the crowd and emcee. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased in advance at Duffer's or at the door. The kitchen will close at 8 p.m. when the show starts. Reservations can be made by calling 382-6339. Duffer's is at 6940 U.S. 27 North. Princess of Parodies joins Johnny Hobbs at Duffer's for night of comedy on Sept. 25 Courtesy photo Traci Kanaan, the Princess of Parodies, will be on stage at the Comedy Night at Duffer's Sports Grille at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25. Courtesy photo Johnny Hobbs will join Traci Kanaan at the Duffer's Comedy Night. Associated PressMIAMI Jimmy Johnson has b ecome a "Survivor" celebrity, even t hough he has yet to appear on the s how. Johnson says he knew the CBS r eality series was popular, but lately h e's surprised to find himself talki ng more about his experience on Survivor: Nicaragua" than about f ootball. "I had a call from my stockbroker t oday," Johnson said during a conference call Thursday. "He said, Coach, my wife could care less if you won national championships or Super Bowls and we live in Dallas. Could you send her an autographed picture? Because she's a huge "Survivor" fan.' "That's the typical response I'm getting." The premiere airs Wednesday, and the 67-year-old Johnson's involvement has already received considerable attention since taping concluded this summer. The former coach of the Dallas Cowboys, Miami Dolphins, University of Miami and Oklahoma State spent more than a month as one of 20 castaways. He was part of a team of 10 contestants over the age of 40 competing against a group 30 and under. The famous ex-coach and former psychology major said he got along well with the others. "They're fans, and they enjoy talking football," he said. "When things were kind of rough and we were lying on the bamboo at night, they'd say, Jimmy, give us a football story.'We really had a great relationship." To preserve the show's suspense, Johnson didn't say how he fared, or even how much weight he lost. But he said he has only gained about half back. Johnson's a longtime fan of the show and loves the outdoors. But he said that while he's glad he had t he experience, he wouldn't do it agai n. "The other day I was talkin g about how we all smelled, an d someone said, Why didn't you ju st go take a shower?'" Johnson sai d. "I said, What, do you think there 's a Ritz Carlton down the street? I didn't have any other clothes. I w as soaking wet the whole time.' "It was grueling. It was so mu ch more difficult than I ever ima gined." Jimmy Johnson becomes Survivor' celebrity before even appearing on the show

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Page 6CNews-SunSunday, September 12, 2010www.newssun.com Places to Worship is a paid advertisement in the News-Sunthat is published Friday and Sunday. To find out more information on how to place a listing in this directory, call the NewsSunat 385-6155, ext. 502. APOSTOLIC Greater Faith Apostolic Church, 24 Rainer Drive, Lake Placid, FL33852. invites you to come worship with us in spirit and truth at 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sunday, and at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. For information contact 840-0152. Pastor Larry Carmody. ASSEMBLY OF GOD Christ Fellowship Church (Assembly of God), 2935 New Life Way. Bearing His Name; Preaching His Doctrine; and Awaiting His Coming. "Worshiping God in Spirit and in Truth." Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10 a.m.; Evening Worship, 5 p.m. Wednesday: Worship, 7 p.m. Pastor Eugene Haas. Phone 4710924. Crossroads Community Church 114 South Central Ave., Avon Park, FL33825. Phone: 4534453. Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday Children's Church: 10:45 a.m. Wednesday Adult Bible Study and Youth/Royal Explorers, 7 p.m. Pastor: John E. Dumas. First Assembly of God, 4301 Kenilworth Blvd., Sebring. The Rev. Wilmont McCrary, pastor. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship and KIDS Church, 11 a.m.; Evening Worship, 7 p.m. Wednesday Family Night, (Adult Bible Study), LIFE Youth Group, Royal Rangers, Missionettes, 7:30 p.m. Phone 385-6431. BAPTIST Avon Park Lakes Baptist Church, 2600 N. Highlands Blvd., AvonPark, FL33825. George Hall, Pastor. Christ centered and biblically based. Sunday worship services, 8:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nursery facilities are available. Bible studies at 9:45 a.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Wednesday. Prayer Time 6 p.m. on Wednesday. Bible classes at 9:45 a.m. are centered for all ages. Choir practice at 5 p.m. Sunday. Church phone: 452-6556. Bethany Baptist Church (GARBC) We are located at the corner of SR17 and C-17A(truck route) in Avon Park. Join us Sunday morning at 9:00 AM for coffee and doughnuts, followed with Sunday School for all ages at 9:30. Sunday morning worship service begins at 10:30 a.m., andevening worship service is at 6 p.m.On Wednesdays, the Word of Life teen ministry and the Catylist class (20's+) begin at 6:30 PM. The adult Bible and Prayer Time begins at 7 p.m. For more information go to www.bethanybaptistap.com or call the church office at 863-452-1136. Faith Missionary Baptist Church, off State Road 17 North of Sebring at 1708 LaGrange Ave. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday Service, 7 p.m. Deaf interpretation available. Ken Lambert, Pastor. Phone 386-5055. Fellowship Baptist Church, 1000 Maxwell St., AvonPark, FL 33825. Sunday: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday: Evening Service, 7 p.m.; Children/Youth, 7 p.m. Telephone: 453-4256. Fax: 453-6986. E-mail: office@apfellow ship.org; Web site,www.apfellow ship.org. First Baptist Church ofAvon Park 100 N. Lake Ave., Avon Park. Jared Hewitt, youth minister; and Joy Loomis, music director. Regular Sunday schedule: 8:30 a.m. Orchestra rehearsal; 9 a.m. Library open; 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 11 a.m. Morning Worship; 11 a.m. Children's Church; 4:30-7 p.m. Youth activities; 6 p.m. Vesper Service. Tuesday schedule: 8-10 a.m., basic computer class/Sonshine House; 7-9 p.m. conversational English, and citizenship classes/Sonshine House. Regular Wednesday schedule: 4:45 p.m. Family Night Supper; 6 p.m. children's choir rehearsals, youth activities and prayer meeting; 6:30 p.m. adult choir rehearsal; 7 p.m. children's mission groups; 8 p.m. Praise Team practice. Nursery provided for all services, except Sonshine House. LifeGroups (Bible studies) are offered on various days and times. Call 453-6681 for details. The 24/7 prayer line is (863) 452-1957. Primera Mision Bautista, 100 N. Lake Ave., Avon Park. Johnattan Solotero, Pastor. Regular Sunday schedule: 10 a.m., Bible study; 11 a.m., Worship Service. Wednesday schedule: 7 p.m., Bible study. Friday schedule: 7 p.m., activities for adults, youth and children. First Baptist Church of Lake Josephine, 111 Lake Josephine Drive, Sebring (just off U.S. 27 midway between Sebring and Lake Placid). Your place for family, friends and faith. Sunday morning worship service is 11 a.m. Nursery is provided for both services with Children's Church at 11 a.m. Life changing Bible Study for all ages starts at 9:45 a.m. Associate Pastor Allen Altvater leads the youth in their quest to become more like Christ. Sunday night worship at 6 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study and Prayer meeting at 7 p.m. along with youth worship in the youth facility, and missions training for all children. Call the church at 655-1524. First Baptist Church of Lake Placid, Knowing God's Heart and Sharing God's Hope, 119 E. Royal Palm Street. (2 blocks south of Interlake Blvd) Lake Placid, FL 33852 (863) 465-3721, Email: www.fbclp.com. Pastor Brett Morey, senior pastor. Sunday services Traditional Service 9 a.m., Contemporary Service 10:30 a.m. Link Groups at 9 and 10:30 a..m., Senior Sunday Night and Sunday Evening Bible study at 6 p.m. Wednesday Activities: Family dinner at 5 p.m. ($4 per person, reservations required). Adult-LifeSource classes, prayer meeting, Youth Intersections, and Kids K-5MaxKidz Extreme meet at 6:15 p.m. Men meet at 8 a.m. every Tuesday for prayer breakfast and women's prayer breakfast is at 8 a.m. every Wednesday, both at the Family Restaurant. First Baptist Church of Lorida located right on U.S. 98 in Lorida. Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m. for all ages. Sunday worship services are at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Preschool care is provided at the 11 a.m. worship service. Wednesday evening Bible Study and Prayer meeting is at 6:30 p.m., followed by adult choir rehearsal. From September to May our youth group meets. First Lorida is the "Place to discover God's love." For more information about the church or the ministries offered, call 6551878. First Baptist Church, Sebring, 200 East Center Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. Telephone: 385-5154. Dr. David E. Richardson, senior pastor; Rev. David Thomas, associate pastor music and senior adults; Rev. Joe Delph, minister of youth and activities. Contemporary Service, 8:30 a.m.; Group Bible Studies, 9:45 a.m.; Traditional Worship, 11 a.m.; Mision Buatista Hispana, 2 p.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs at the ROC begin 5:30 p.m., at church begin 6:30 p.m. Preschool and Mother's Day Out for children age 6 weeks to 5 years old. Becky Gotsch, director. Call 385-4704. Florida Avenue Baptist Church, 401 S. Florida Ave., Avon Park. Mailing address is 710 W. Bell St., AvonPark, FL33825. Telephone, 453-5339. Rev. John D. Girdley, pastor. Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 11 a.m.; 11 a.m. Children's Church; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs for children, youth and adults at 7 p.m. Independent Baptist Church 5704 County Road 17 South, Sebring, FL33876. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Sunday worship, 10:30 a.m. Sunday evening, 6 p.m. Wednesday service, 7 p.m. Fundamental, soul-winning, mission-minded, King James Bible Church. Larry Ruse, pastor. Phone 655-1899. Bus transportation. Leisure Lakes Baptist Church 808 Gardenia St., Lake Placid (just off of Miller at the west end of Lake June) "Where the old fashion gospel is preached." Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Worship service at 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Service is at 6 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Meeting and Bible Study at 7 p.m. Call the church at 699-0671 for more information. Maranatha Baptist Church (GARBC), 35 Maranatha Blvd., Sebring, FL33870 (Ahalf mile east of Highlands Avenue on Arbuckle Creek Road.) Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m.; Evening Service, 6 p.m. Mid-week service, Wednesday, 6 p.m. Daily Prayer and Bible Study, 8 a.m., Hamman Hall. Pastor Gerald Webber and Associate Pastor Stan Mohr. Phone 382-4301. Parkway Free Will Baptist Church, 3413 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL33870. Welcome to the church where the "Son" always shines. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m.; and Wednesday Evening Worship, 7 p.m. End-of-the-Month-Sing at 6 p.m. on the last Sunday of each month. The Rev. J.S. Scaggs, pastor. Church phone: 382-3552. Home phone: 214-3025. Affiliated with the National Association of Free Will Baptists, Nashville, Tenn. Sparta Road Baptist Church, (SBC) 4400 Sparta Road. Rev. Ken Geren, interim pastor. Sunday school, 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Prayer/Bible Study, 6 p.m. Nursery provided. For information, call 3820869. Southside Baptist Church (GARBC), 379 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring. David C. Altman, Pastor; Chuck Pausley, Youth Pastor; Ralph O. Burns, Assistant to the Pastor. Sunday School for all ages, 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship Service, 10:45 a.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Awana kindergarten through fifth grade, 6:30 p.m.; Youth Meeting for Teens, 6:30 p.m. Adult Midweek Prayer and Bible Study, 7 p.m. A nursery for under age 3 is available at all services. Provisions for handicapped and hard-of-hearing. Office phone, 385-0752. Sunridge Baptist Church, (SBC) 3704 Valerie Blvd. (U.S. 27 and Valerie, across from Florida Hospital), Sebring. Ed Howell, transitional pastor. Sunday School, 9;30 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; and Sunday Evening Service, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Prayer, Bible Study, and Youth, 6:30 p.m.Nursery provided. For information, call 3823695. CATHOLIC Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 595 East Main St., Avon Park, 453-4757. Father Nicholas McLoughlin, pastor. Saturday Vigil Mass is 4 p.m. in English and 7 p.m. in Spanish; Sunday mass 8 and 10:30 a.m. in English. Weekday mass at 8 a.m. Confessions are at 3:30 p.m. Saturday. Religious Education Classes are 9-10:20 a.m. Sunday for grades K through 7th. Confirmation class is from 6:308:30 p.m. Wednesday. St. Catherine Catholic Church, 820 Hickory St., Sebring. Mailing address: 882 Bay St., Sebring, FL 33870, 385-0049. www.stcathe. com. Very Rev. JosŽ Gonz‡lez, V.F., Pastor. Masses Saturday Vigil: 4 p.m. Sunday: 8 and 10:30 a.m. and noon Spanish Mass. Daily Masses 8 a.m. and noon MondayFriday; 9 a.m. Saturday. Confessions: 3-3:45 p.m. Saturdays, 7:15-7:45 a.m. first Friday, or by appointment. Enrollment for Catholic School grades K3 through 5 not being accepted. St. James Catholic Church, 3380 Placidview Drive, Lake Placid, 465-3215. Father Michael J. Cannon. Mass schedule: Summer (May 1 to Oct. 31) Saturday Vigil, 4 p.m.; Sunday 8 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.; Weekdays, 9 a.m. December thru Easter Saturday, 4 p.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.; Weekdays 9 a.m.; and Holy Days 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., first Saturday at 9 a.m. CHRISTIAN Eastside Christian Church, 101 Peace Ave., Lake Placid, FL 33852 (two miles east of U.S. 27 on County Road 621), 465-7065. Ray Culpepper, interim pastor. Sunday: Bible classes, 9 a.m.; Worship Celebration with the Lord's Supper each week 10:15 a.m. Thelma Hall, organist; and Pat Hjort, pianist. Wednesday: Praise and Prayer, 6:30 p.m.; "Building God's Kingdom for Everyone." "Jesus Christ, the Way, Truth and Life!" "Alive and Worth the Drive!" Sebring Christian Church, 4514 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872. Tod Schwingel, Preacher; David Etherton, Youth Pastor. Sunday Worship, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday School, 11 a.m.; Sunday Youth Service, 6 p.m; Wednesday night meals, 5 p.m.; and Wednesday Bible Study, 6 p.m. Phone 382-6676. First Christian Church, 1016 W. Camphor St., Avon Park, FL 33825; (863) 453-5334; on the Web at www.firstchristianap.com. Our motto is "Jesus is First at First Christian Church."Greg Ratliff, Senior Minister; Ray Culpepper, Family Life Minister; Jon Carter, Music Director. Bible School 9 a.m.; Worship 10 a.m.; Bible Study, 6 p.m.; Wednesdaystudies for all ages, 6 p.m. Nursery provided for all events. First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) 510 Poinsettia Avenue, (corner of Poinsettia and Eucalyptus), Sebring, FL33870. Phone: 3850358 or 385-3435. The Rev. Ronald Norton, Pastor; Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Praise Breakfast, 10 a..m., Morning Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Children's Church, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Praise and Worship, 6:45 p.m. Youth Fellowship, 7:15 p.m.; Midweek Bible Study, 7:15 p.m. CHRISTIAN & MISSIONARY ALLIANCE The Alliance Church of Sebring, 4451 Sparta Road, Sebring, FL33875. Call 382-1343. Rev. Steve Hagen, pastor. Sunday services: Sunday School meets at 9:30 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship Service meets at 10:30 a.m.; Sunday Evening Bible Study meets at 6 p.m. (off site); Wednesday Prayer Gathering meets at 6 p.m. CHRISTIAN SCIENCE Christian Science Church, 146 N. Franklin St. Sunday: 10:30 a.m. morning worship and Sunday school. Testimonial meetings at 4 p.m. each second and fourth Wednesday. Afree public reading room/bookstore, located in the church, is open before and after church services. The Bible and the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures'by Mary Baker Eddy are our only preachers. All are welcome to come and partake of the comfort, guidance, support and healing found in the lesson-sermons. CHURCH OF BRETHREN Church of the Brethren 700 S. Pine St., Sebring, FL33870. Sunday: Church School, 9 a.m .; Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m Wednesday: Temple Choir, 7:3 0 p.m. Phone 385-1597. CHURCH OF CHRIST Avon Park Church of Chris t, 200 S. Forest Ave.,Avon Park, F L 33825. Minister: Larry Roberts Sunday Worship Services, 10:3 0 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nursery facilitie s are available at every service. Bibl e Study: Sunday, 9:30 a.m. an d Wednesday, 7 p.m. Bible centere d classes for all ages. Church phone : 453-4692. Sebring Parkway Church o f Christ, 3800 Sebring Parkwa y, Sebring, FL33870; 385-7443. W e would like to extend an invitatio n for you and your family to visit wit h us here at Sebring Parkway. Ou r hours of service are: Sunda y Worship Service, 9 a.m.; Sunda y Bible Class, 10:15 a.m.; Sunda y Evening Service, 6 p.m .; Wednesday Service, 7 p.m. CHURCH OF NAZARENE First Church of the Nazaren e of AvonPark, P.O. Box 1118 ., AvonPark, FL33825-1118. 707 W Main St. Randall Rupert, Pasto r. Sunday: Sunday school begins a t 9:45 a.m. for all ages; morning wo rship at 10:45 a.m.; and evenin g service at 6 p.m. Wednesda y evening service is at 7 p.m. wit h special services for children an d adults. Special services once a month for seniors (Prime Time) an d Ladies ministries. If you need an y more information, call 453-4851. First Church of the Nazaren e of Lake Placid, 512 W. Interlak e Blvd., Lake Placid, FL33852 Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; Mornin g worship, 10:45 a.m.; Evening serv ice, 6 p.m. Wednesday evening, 7 p.m. Classes for adult children an d youth. Call 465-6916. Pastor Tim Taylor. CHURCHES OF CHRIST IN CHRISTIAN UNION Community Bible Church Churches of Christ in Christia n Union, (Orange Blossom Conference Center) 1400 C-17 A North (truck route), AvonPark Presenting Jesus Christ as th e answer for time and eternit y. Sunday morning worship service 10:30 a.m. Nursery provided Junior Church activities at sam e time for K-6 grade. Sunday Schoo l Bible hour (all ages), 9:30 a.m (Transportation available.) Sunda y evening praise and worship serv ice, 6 p.m. Wednesday evenin g prayer service, 7 p.m. Children an d youth activities at 7 p.m Wednesday. Everyone is welcome please come worship with us. Do n Seymour, Senior Pastor. Phon e 452-0088.PLACESTOWORSHIP Ospreys, often called fish h awks or sea hawks, are s ometimes seen soaring on t he wind currents, but most o f their flight is active with t heir wings flapping. The s cientific name for the o sprey, Pandion haliateus, is d erived from the mythical k ing of Athens, Pandion, w hose daughters were turned i nto birds, the Greek words halos," which refers to the s ea, and "aetos," meaning an e agle. Surely the osprey is a mong the most exceptional o f the birds of prey. With its d istinct white head and black c heek patch, dark upper b ody and white-lined wings, t his raptor is truly a beautif ul sight. Ospreys can be found t hroughout the world near b odies of water such as l akes, rivers and seacoasts. T his is because they are well e quipped for catching fish, t he mainstay of their diet. The beautiful hawk will s oar above the water and t hen hover until a fish nears t he surface. Using its sharp, p iercing talons, it will then s pear the fish, plunging into t he water feet first, somet imes from altitudes of 501 50 feet. While balancing with its huge wings, it once again lifts its large body off into the sky. The barbs on the bottom of the feet, called spicules, aid in holding their slippery prey. Ospreys require one to three fish per day to survive. Afather osprey, who must fish for two or three babies and a mate, has to catch six to eight fish a day. Ospreys are unique creatures; they have a wing span of 4 12 to 6 feet and their contrasting white and dark coloration makes them easy to identify. These magnificent creatures usually fly with a crook in their wings and scream out sharp whistles and chirping sounds. One of the features of the osprey that distinguishes it from other birds of prey is their opposable toe. While perched, ospreys usually have three toes in front and one in the back, but when catching a fish, the feet are positioned with two toes on either side of the fish. These birds are able to position the fish face forward for a streamlined flight. Florida ospreys stay in Florida yearround and lay their eggs between December and February. Generally, these birds will nest in a tree, rocks or even on a telephone pole. The female lays two to four eggs which are incubated for 35-40 days. The nest is made up of sticks and other forest debris. However, such odd items as hula hoops, rag dolls, and toy boats have been found in osprey nests. The male aids in raising the nestlings and many times can be seen returning to the nest with dinner. Ospreys are said to pair for life. The survivor will seek another mate only if the couple should be broken up because of death. However, there is an exception to this if mating proves unsuccessful, the female will "divorce" her mate and find another. Fortunately, the osprey has made a comeback. In the 1970s and '80s, ospreys faced possible extinction in some areas. The species could not produce enough young to keep maintain their population. DDT, a pesticide that was heavily used prior to the 1970s, is blamed for their past peril. When DDT is released into the water source, the fish soak up the chemical. The osprey eats the fish and it causes problems with the eggs that it lays. The chemical is said to make the egg shell so thin that when the mother sits on it, the egg will crack. DDT was banned in many countries in the '70s and since that time the osprey has made significant progress. Unfortunately, the osprey still faces many challenges. Since the hawk lives primarily on fish, the use of too much fertilizer and other pollutants that run off into the water can reduce the amount of fish, thereby causing the osprey a shortage of food. In addition, ospreys enjoy nesting in dead trees. When these trees are removed, it causes a shortage of nesting sites. In addition, often times fishing line is left near the water and the osprey may get tangled in the line. Many organizations and citizens have taken the initiative to assist these beautiful birds by building nesting platforms for them to raise their young. Ospreys are very adaptable and it is not an unusual sight to see nests atop telephone poles, towers and other tall man-made structures. There are other ways in which citizens can assist these extraordinary birds of prey. When fertilizing or applying pesticides, make sure to read the instructions and don't use too much. The excess goes into the ground and eventually ends up in the lakes and other water bodies that ospreys depend on for their food source. Make sure that when fishin g, the fishing line isn't left behind for them to get tangled in. These small steps can go a long way in contin uing with the successful comeback of these magnifi cent birds. Corine Burgess is the Natural Resources Specialist for the Highlands County Natural Resources Department assisting the Highlands Soil & Water Conservation District (www.highlandsswcd.org). Ospreys stay in Florida year-round Courtesy pho to Ospreys are very adaptable birds and it is not unusual to see nests atop telephone poles, towers and other tall manmade structures. News From The Watershed Corine Burgess

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www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, September 12, 2010Page 7C EPISCOPAL The Episcopal Church of the R edeemer .Service time is 9:30 w ith Holy Communion. Coffee hour f ollowing services. Newcomers w elcome. Call 453-5664 or e-mail r edeemer1895@aol.com Web site: r edeemeravon.com. The church is a t 839 Howe's Way, Avon Park ( two miles north of Sun 'N Lake B oulevard, across from Wells D odge.) St. Agnes Episcopal Church 3 840 Lakeview Drive, Sebring, FL 3 3870. Sunday Services: Holy E ucharist Rite I 7:45 a.m., Holy E ucharist Rite II 10 a.m. Midweek s ervice on Wednesday at 6 p.m. S unday School for all ages at 9 a .m. The nursery is open 8:45 a.m. u ntil 15 minutes after the 10 a.m. s ervice ends. Wednesday: Adult B ible study, 9:30 a.m. Visitors are a lways welcome. The Rev. Jim K urtz, rector. Church office 3857 649, for more information. St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal C hurch, 43 Lake June Road, Lake P lacid, FL33852. Phone: 4650 051. Rev. Elizabeth L. Myers, R ector. Sunday Worship, 8 a.m., 1 0:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesday e vening: Holy Communion with H ealing Service, 6:15 p.m. Child c are available at the 8 a.m. and 1 0:30 a.m. Sunday service. Come s ee what makes us different. GRACE BRETHREN Grace Brethren Church, 3626 T hunderbird Road, (863) 8350 869. Dr. Randall Smith, senior p astor. Sunday services at 9 a.m., 1 0:45 a.m. and 6 p.m.; Wednesday s ervices at 7 p.m. We offer "Kid C ity" Children's Ministry throughout a ll services, and there are variosu o ther classes for teens, married c ouples, "prime-timers," and Bible s tudies in Spanish. "Kid City" Day C are, Preschool and After-School M onday-Friday: 7 a.m.-6 p.m. (For r egistration call: 385-3111). Check u s out on the Web atwww.sebringg race.org. INTERDENOMINATIONAL World Harvest and Restoration M inistries, (non-denominational) 2 200 N. Avon Blvd., AvonPark, FL 3 3825. Phone: 452-9777 or 4533 771. Sunday service: Sunday S chool, 10 a.m. and worship, 11 a .m. Wednesday services: 7 p.m. p rayer meeting/Bible study. Pastor: W .H. Rogers. JEWISH Temple Israel of Highlands C ounty, 1305 Temple Israel Drive, S ebring, FL33870; 382-7744. R abbi Lorraine Rudenberg; w ww.templeisraelofhcfl.org. T emple Israel is a Reform Temple t hat promotes the enduring and f undamental principles of Judaism. T hrough prayer, study and friends hip we strive to enrich our lives a nd insure Jewish continuity in H ighlands County. Friday Evening E rev Shabbat Service, 7:30 p.m.; S aturday Morning Shabbat Minon S ervice, 9:30 a.m.; Saturday M orning Torah Study, 10:30 a.m.; S aturday Afternoon Shabbat Study, 3 :30 p.m.; Havdallah, 5 p.m. On the f ollowing dates: May 7-8; Sunday, M ay 16 Congregational Meeting; M ay 28-29, June 11-12, June 252 6, July 9-10, July 23-24, Aug. 6-7, A ug. 20-21, Wednesday, Sept. 8 E rev Rosh Hashanah, 7 p.m.; T hursday, Sept. 9 Rosh Hashanah, 1 0 a.m.; Friday, Sept. 17 Erev Yom Kippur Kol Nidre, 7 p.m.; Saturday, Sept. 18 Yom Kippur, 10 a.m.; 3 p.m. resume, Yizkor Memorial Service. Every Thursday will be Hebrew and Bible classes with Howard Salles, 12:30-4:30 p.m. LUTHERAN Atonement Lutheran Church (ELCA), 1178 S.E. Lakeview Drive., Sebring. David Thoresen, Deacon, Spiritual Leader. Jim Helwig, organist/choir director. Worship service at 9:30 a.m.; Holy Eucharist is every Sunday. Coffee hour on the first and third Sunday of each month. Council meeting on the first Monday of month; Ladies Group WELCAmeets at noon second Monday of month with lunch. Bring a dish to pass. Church Vegetable Garden Club meets as needed. Labyrinth Prayer Garden open seven days a week to congretation and community. Like to sing? Come join the choir. Visitors always welcome. Come grow with us. Phone 385-0797. Christ Lutheran Church Avon Park, 1320 County Road 64, 1/2 mile east of Avon Park High School. Sunday Divine Worship is at 10 a.m. Holy Communion is celebrated every week with traditional Lutheran Liturgy, hymns and songs of praise. Fellowship time with coffee and refreshments follows worship. Come worship and fellowship with us. For information call Pastor Scott McLean at 471-2663 or seechristlutheranavonpark.org. Faith Lutheran Church LCMS, 2740Lakeview Drive, Sebring. Church phone: 385-7848, Faith Child Development Center, 385-3232. Gary Kindle, Pastor; Lea Ann Curry, Parish Nurse. Worship services: 8 a.m. Sunday; Sunday school for children and adult Bible classes is 9:15 a.m.; and Praise worship service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Communion is served the first and third and fifth Sunday of the month. Sunday worship service is broadcast on WITS 1340 AM at 8 a.m. each Sunday. Educational opportunities include weekly adult Bible studies. Faith's Closet Thrift Store (385-2782) is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. All are warmly welcome in the Family of Faith. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (AALC) American Association of Lutheran Churches, 4348 Schumacher Road, Sebring, one mile west of Wal-Mart. James Weed, pastor. Worship Service, 9 a.m. Sunday. Bible Study, 11 a.m. Nursery provided. Social activities: Choir, Missions, Evangelism. Phone 3851163. New Life Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3725 Hammock Road, a Congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod (ELS) in fellowship with the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS). Sunday Worship at 10 a.m.; Bible Study, 9 a.m. For more information, call Pastor Brian Klebig at 385-2293 or visit the Web site at www.newlife sebring.com. ResurrectionLutheran Church ELCA 324 E. Main St., Avon Park. Pastor: Rev. John C. Grodzinski. Service, Holy Communion served, 9:30 a.m. Coffee and fellowship hour follow the service. Midweek Fragrance Free Wednesday worship, (year round) 7 p.m. Office phone number is 453-6858. Trinity Lutheran Church LCMS, 25 Lakeview St., Lake Placid, FL33852; 465-5253. The Rev. Richard A. Norris, pastor; and Noel Johnson, youth and family life. Worship schedule for December through Easter: Worship service 8 and 11 a.m.; Communion services, first and third Sundays; (Children's Church, 11 a.m. only); and Education Hour, 9:30 a.m. Worship schedule for summer through fall: Worship service, 9 a.m.; Communion services, first and third Sundays; Education Hour 10:30 a.m. Additional services: Lent and Advent season, 6 p.m.; Maundy Thursday and Good Friday, 7 p.m.; Easter Sunday, 7 and 10 a.m.; Christmas Eve, 7 p.m.; Christmas Day, 10 a.m.; Thanksgiving Eve, Wednesday, 7 p.m. Fellowship activities: Youth Group, Senior Citizens, Younger Side Adults, Ladies Missionary League, Ladies Guild, Small group studies as scheduled. Music: Choir and hand chimes. Trinity Tots Preschool (3-5 years old): 8:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. License: C14H10020: Susan Norris, director. Visit us online at: www.vchurches.com/trinitylutheranlp. NON-DENOMINATIONAL Bible Fellowship Church, 3750 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872. Sunday: First Worship service, 9 a.m.; Second Worship service, 10:45 a.m. Anursery is provided for children up to 2 years old and Sunday school classes both hours. BFC Youth, 6 p.m.; Evening Service, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday: Youth, 6-7:30 p.m.; Prayer time, 6:30 p.m. Todd Patterson, pastor; Andy McQuaid, associate pastor. Church office 385-1024. Calvary Church, 1825 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872; 386-4900. An independent community church. Sunday morning worship, 10 a.m.; Bible study, 11:15 a.m.; Wednesday Bible studies, 6:30 p.m. in the church office. Youth group meets at 5 p.m. Friday. Pastor Lester Osbeck. Asmall friendly church waiting for your visit. Christian Training Ministries Inc., on Sebring Parkway. Enter off County Road 17 on Simpson Avenue. Sunday service is at 10 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m. Anursery and children's church are provided. The church is part of Christian International Ministries Network, a full gospel, non-denominational ministry. Linda M. Downing, minister: Phone, 3149195, lindadowning@live.com.Casey L. Downing, associate minister: Phone, 385-8171, caseydown ing@hotmail.com. Web site is www.christiantrainingministries.net Grace Bible Church, 4541 Thunderbird Road, (second church on left) Sebring, FL33872. Phone, 382-1085. Andrew Katsanis, senior pastor. Saturday Worship, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, 9 and 11 a.m. Tuesday 6 p.m. Grace Bible Academy Adult Investigating Truth; first and third Tuesday, Prayer Gathering, 7:15 p.m.; Wednesday, Children's & Youth Programs, 6 p.m.; Wednesday, 8:30 p.m., College Ministry.www.GBCconnected.org Highlands Community Church a casual contemporary church, meets at 3005 New Life Way. Coffee at 9:30 a.m.; Worship at 10 a.m. Nursery and Kid's World classes. Small groups meet throughout the week. Church phone is 402-1684; Pastor Bruce A. Linhart. Union Congregational Church 106 N. Butler Ave., Avon Park, FL 33825. Sunday worship services are at 7:45 a.m. (informal), 9:15 a.m. (traditional) and 10:45 a.m. (contemporary) in the main sanctuary. Sunday school for all ages is at 9:15 a.m. We also offer Wednesday and Saturday services at 6;15 a.m. and 6 p.m., respectively. Nursery/child care is available for all services. Senior Pastor is Bill Breylinger. Office: 453-3345. Web page at www.weareunion.org. All teachings are taken from the Manufacturer's Handbook The Holy Bible. Come join us. Unity Life Enrichment Centre, new location, 10417 Orange Blossom Blvd. S., Sebring, FL 33875; 471-1122; e-mail unity@vistanet.net. Web site, www.unityofsebring.org. 10:30 a.m. Sunday Celebration Service, Nursery and Children's Church. Weekly Classes, Christian Bookstore and Cafe, Prayer Ministry, Life Enrichment Groups. Rev. Andrew C. Conyer, senior minister transforming lives from ordinary to extraordinary. The Way Church, 1005 N. Ridgewood Drive, Sebring. Sunday school and worship service at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Youth activities, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays. The Way is a church family who gathers for contemporary worship, teaching of God's Word, prayer and fellowship. Come early and stay after for fellowship time. Child care and children's church are provided. Reinhold Buxbaum is pastor. The Way Aplace for you. Office Phone:471-6140, Church Cell Phone:381-6190. Email: theway church@hotmail.com. Web site:www.TheWayChurch.org PRESBYTERIAN Covenant Presbyterian Church (PCA) 4500 Sun N Lake Blvd., Sebring, 33872-2113. A Congregation of the Presbyterian Church in America. Worship services: Sunday morning worship, informal, 8 a.m.; regular, 10:30 a.m. Sunday School, 9:15 a.m.; Sunday evening, 6:30 p.m.; Wednesday evening Prayer Meeting, 6 p.m.; Youth Group and Kids Quest, 5:307 p.m.; choir practice, 7:15 p.m. Phone: 385-3234; Fax: 385-2759; e-mail: covpres@strato.net; Web site: www.cpcsebring.org. Rev. W. Darrell Arnold, pastor. Office hours: 8:30-11:30 a.m. Monday through Thursday. First Presbyterian Church ARP, 215 E. Circle St., (two entrances on LaGrande), Avon Park, FL33825. Phone: 453-3242. The Rev. Robert Johnson is the pastor. Sunday School, 9:15 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study, 10:30 a.m.; Potluck dinner, 6 p.m. third Wednesday; choir practice, 6:30 p.m. each Wednesday; Esther and Mary Circles business meeting, 3:30 p.m. third Thursday; Sarah Circle business meeting, 7 p.m. second Tuesday; Women's Ministries Combined Bible study, 4 p.m. third Thursday; Family Movie, 4 p.m. third Sunday. Be a part of a warm, caring church family with traditional services, following biblical truth. First Presbyterian Church, ARP, 319 Poinsettia Ave., Sebring, FL33870. 385-0107. Sunday School, all ages, 9:30 a.m.; Worship Service, 11 a.m.; Tuesday: Youth Group, 6-7:30 p.m.; Senior High Youth Group, 6:30-8:15 p.m. Wednesday: Adult Bible Study, 10:30 a.m.; choir rehearsal, 5:30 p.m. Nursery available for Sunday worship. Call the church office for more information and other classes. Rev. Darrell A. Peer, pastor. Gayle Sparks, director of youth ministry. First Presbyterian Church, ARP, www.fpclp.com,118 N. Oak Ave., Lake Placid, 465-2742. The Rev. Ray Cameron, senior pastor; the Rev. Drew Severance, associate pastor. Sunday morning traditional worship is at 8:15 and 9:30 a.m.; and contemporary worship is at 11 a.m. in Friendship Hall. Avariety of Sunday school classes for adults and children are at 9:45 and 11 a.m. in the educational building. Call the church office for more information about the classes offered. Nursery is provided for babies and toddlers; while young children up to second grade have a special Children's Church offered during the worship service to help them grow in their spiritual knowledge. Spring Lake Presbyterian Church (USA), 5887 U.S. 98, Sebring, FL33876. Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Worship Service, 10 a.m. Session meets at 6:30 p.m. the second Thursday of the month, September throughJune. Board of Deacon's meet at 5:30 p.m. first Monday of the month. Choir rehearses at 7 p.m. each Wednesday, September through April. Presbyterian Women meet at 10 a.m. the third Thursday of the month. Organist: Richard Wedig. Choir Director: Suzan Wedig. Church phone, 655-0713; e-mail,springlakepc@embarqmail.com,Web site, http://slpc.presbychurch.org. SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST Avon Park Seventh-day Adventist Church 1410 West Avon Blvd., AvonPark. Phone: 453-6641 or e-mail: avonparksda@embarqmail.com,Sabbath School, 9:30 a.m Saturday. Wednesday prayer meeting 7 p.m. Church Service 10:45 a.m. Saturday. Community Service hours on Tuesday and Thursday is from 9:00 a.m. till 2 p.m. Asale takes place the first Sunday of each month. Senior Pastor Paul Boling; and Associate Pastor Kameron DeVasher. Walker Memorial Academy Christian School offering education for kindergarten through 12th grades. ALLARE WELCOME. Website iswww.discoverjesus.org Sebring Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 2106 N. State Road 17, Sebring; 385-2438. Worship Services: 9:15 a.m. Worship hour, 11 a.m. Prayer meeting, Tuesday, 7:15 p.m. Community service: every Monday 9-11 a.m. Health Seminar with Dr. Seralde, every Friday, 10:00 a.m. Pastor Amado Luzbet. THE CHURCH OF LATTER DAY SAINTS The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints 3235 Grand Prix Drive, Sebring, FL33870. Phone: 382-9092. Dale Bargar, bishop; David Ward, first counselor; and Steve Austin, second counselor. Family History Center: 3821822. Sunday services: Sacrament meeting, 10-11:10 a.m.; Gospel Doctrine, 11:20 a.m. to noon; and Priesthood/Relief Society, 12:10-1 p.m. Youth activities from 7-8:20 p.m. Wednesday: 11-year-old Scouts, 7-8:20 p.m. first and third Wednesday; and activity days for 8-11 year old boys and girls from 78:20 p.m. second and fourth Wednesday. THE SALVATION ARMY The Salvation Army Center for Worship Sunday: Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.; Holiness mee ting, 11 a.m.; and Praise meetin g and lunch, noon. Tuesday: Praye r, 6:30 p.m.; and Women's Ministrie s, 7 p.m. Wednesday: You th Ministries, 5 p.m. Every four th Thursday is Men's Fellowship, 6:3 0 p.m. All meetings are at 120 N Ridgewood Ave., Sebring. Fo r more information, visit the Web si te www.salvationarmysebring.com o r call Captain Mary Holmes at 385 7548, ext. 110. UNITED METHODIST First United Methodist Church 105 S. Pine St., Sebring,FL3387 0. The Rev. A.C. Bryant, pasto r. Traditional Worship Service at 8:1 0 and 10:55 a.m. in the sanctuar y, Contemporary Worship in the FL C at 9:30 a.m. Sunday School at 9:3 0 and 10:30 a.m. Methodist You th Fellowship at 5:30 p.m. Sunday s with Rick Heilig, youth directo r. The 10:55 a.m. Sunday worsh ip service is broadcast over WIT S 1340 on AM dial. There is a nurse ry available at all services. First United Methodist Church 200 South Lake Avenue, Avo n Park, FL33825. (863) 453-3759, R James Weiss, Pastor, Summe r Schedule, Sunday School 9:0 0 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m. Memorial United Methodis t Church, 500 Kent Ave., (overloo king Lake Clay) Lake Placid, F L, 33852. The Rev. Fred Ball. pasto r. Claude H.L. Burnett, pastor al assistant. Sunday schedul e: Heritage Worship Service, 8:3 0 a.m. (October-May only); Scho ol School for all ages, 9:30 a.m .; Celebration Worship Service at 10:45 a.m.; New Song worsh ip service at 10:45 a.m. Loving nur sery care provided every Sunda y morning. Youth Fellowship, 5 p.m Bible Fellowship Class, 6 p.m (October-May only). We offe r Christ-centered Sunday scho ol classes, youth programs, Bib le studies, book studies and Christia n fellowship. We are a congregatio n that want to know Christ and mak e Him known. Call the church offic e at 465-2422 or check out ou r church Web site at www.memo rialumc.com. St. John United Methodis t Church, 3214 Grand Prix Driv e, Sebring, FL33872. The Re v. Ronald De Genaro Jr., Pasto r. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Sunda y Morning Worship, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m and 11 a.m. Nursery provided for a ll services. Phone 382-173 6. www.stjohnsebring.org Spring Lake United Methodis t Church, 8170 Cozumel Lan e, (Hwy 98) Sebring. The Rev. Clyd e Weaver Jr., Pastor. Worship ser vice starts at 9:55 a.m. Bible Stud y meets at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesda y. Choir Practice at 4:00 p.m. o n Thursday. Church office phon e: 655-0040. UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST Emmanuel United Church o f Christ, where God is still speaking. 3115 Hope Street, Sebring, F L 33875 (1.8 miles west of U.S. 2 7 and Hammock Road). Sunday wo rship, 9:30 a.m.; Communion wi th worship first Sunday of mont h; Chapel Communion, 8:45 a.m. a ll other Sundays. All are welcome to receive the sacrament. For mor e information, call the church office at 471-1999 or e-mail eucc@ea rth link.net or check theWeb si te sebringemmanuelucc.com. N o matter who you are or where yo u are on life's journey, you're we lcome here.PLACESTOWORSHIP CROSSWORDSOLUTION Classified Ads € 385-6155 NEWS-SUN Aries (March 21-April 20) Aries, it w ill be difficult to keep your emotions i n check this week, especially when s omeone is attempting to ruffle your f eathers. Keep a smile on your face and t ry. Taurus (April 21-May 21) Not m uch is keeping your ego in check this w eek, Taurus. Therefore, you may find s ome people are staying away for fear of b eing in your shadow. Gemini (May 22-June 21) Gemini, t hrow a party and invite your closest f riends. You deserve some time to simp ly kick back and relax this week. If a p arty isn't in the cards, go out for dinn er. Cancer(June 22-July 22) It may b e time to expand your family, Cancer. F or those who are not ready for more k ids, a new pet can add a different a tmosphere to the house. Visit a local s helter for some prospects. Leo (July 23-Aug. 23) Leo, take a dvantage of an opportunity to go out a nd socialize with friends. Just don't b urn the candle at both ends. Wait until t he weekend for further festivities. Virgo (Aug. 24-Sept. 22) Virgo, normally you are very mild-mannered. But lately everything sets you on edge. It is important for your health to calm down and avoid stressful situations. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) Libra, keep an open mind and open ears when someone offers advice this week. It is important that you keep all options open for the next several weeks. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) Continue to do whatever works for you, Scorpio. Don't worry about what other people say, or what you think they're going to say. Embrace your spirit of innovation. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) Sagittarius, there's no rest for the weary, and you certainly are weary. That's because you have been trying to do too much with little to no help. Things must change. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 20) Capricorn, take a few moments to assess a situation before you jump right in. You may find what you were thinking of doing isn't the best plan of attack. Aquarius (Jan. 21-Feb. 18) Aquarius, be careful when offering an opinion that might be taken as negative. It might be best to say nothing at all for the time being. Look forward to Wednesday. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) Pisces, be extra diligent when making a big purchase this week. You need to put in a little more homework before sealing the deal. Sept. 12 Jennifer Hudson, singer, 29; Sept. 13 Jean Smart, actress, 51; Sept. 14 Amy Winehouse, singer, 27; Sept. 15 Tommy Lee Jones, actor, 64; Sept. 16 Nick Jonas, singer, 18; Sept. 17 Kyle Chandler, actor, 45; Sept. 18 Lance Armstrong, athlete, 39. Aries should keep their emotions in check, but Gemini should throw a party

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Page 8CNews-SunSunday, September 12, 2010www.newssun.com HOME PROTECTION **Call for details465-3352Lic# EF0000229 $195.00**Only Metro ServicesService and assistance d ogs can make everyday livi ng possible for thousands of p eople with disabilities. Many people have seen g uide dogs who navigate diff icult terrain and assist their b lind handlers. But service d ogs are available for many d ifferent conditions. Some a ssist the deaf, alerting the h andler to sounds. There are o ther dogs trained to respond w hen an individual has a s eizure. Some dogs assist w ith mobility issues, providi ng the "arms" or "legs" for a d isabled person. There are e ven dogs that can serve in p sychiatric settings, assisting t hose with certain mental illn esses. Without service dogs, m any people may not be able t o live full lives. Service d ogs are often donated to i ndividuals, and training of a nimals is on a volunteer b asis. Whatever the case, the m ost important part of the s cenario is a capable and w illing dog being matched with a person in need. Service dogs come into their service careers in a number of ways. Some dogs were shelter dogs that were evaluated for proper temperament and trainability. Other dogs are surrendered to training organizations from former pet owners who need to find the pet a new home. On rare occasions service dogs are donated by breeders. Service dogs may be trained by organizations or by individuals. Depending on the dog's age, training can take a minimum of six months to as long as 22 months to complete. Training will include fostering by a family to ensure the dog has household manners. Because service dogs will have to have ears and eyes on their handlers at all times, they will be trained to ignore distractions in their environment. They also must be able to respond to commands promptly and avoid the behavioral problems that can sometimes plague dogs, such as food aggression. Sometimes service dogs in training are simply not able to meet the needs of a service dog. They may be released from training for adoption. It takes a very special dog to be a successful service dog. This type of dog must be happy in temperament, obedient, quick to learn, and able to interact with both people and other animals without any aggression. Service dogs are often Golden Retrievers, Labrador Retrievers or combinations thereof. That isn't to say other breeds cannot be service dogs. Some Shepherds and even Doberman Pinschers have been used as service dogs. As long as the animal meets the training and physical requirements, he or she may be considered for a life of service. For more information about assistance dogs and training, visit www.assistancedogsinternational.org or www.adai.org. PETS Service dogs definitely can be man's best friend Did You Know?According to Assistance Dogs I nternational, not all breeds of dogs m ake ideal service dogs. Golden R etrievers and Labrador Retrievers tend t o make the best service dogs. Dogs from the Working group might be e asy to train, but they are also very prot ective. Since an assistance dog's job is t o make a disabled individual more able a nd not simply protect, this can prove p roblematic. Dogs in the Working group include the B oxer, the Great Dane and the D oberman Pinscher, each of which are b etter suited as guard dogs thanks to t heir protective nature. Shelter dogs are also not necessarily t he best assistance or service dogs, m uch of which is due to their age. Service dog candidates, ADI recomm ends, should be between 18 months a nd 2 years of age. That eliminates 60 to 80 percent of shelter dogs. Temperament tests typically eliminate many shelter dogs as well. Smaller dogs are also difficult to use as assistance or service dogs, as their smaller stature makes it difficult for them to pick up large objects or pull wheelchairs. While larger dogs might seem perfectly suited to such activities, larger dogs also come with some baggage. Thanks to their size, larger dogs are hard to put under a table in a restaurant or out of the way on a train or bus. In general, the best assistance or service dogs are people-oriented, not overly active or protective, and not especially dominant or submissive. In addition, assistance and service dogs should not require complex grooming, as that can be difficult for disabled individuals. Metro Servic es Many factors are considered when determining whether a dog will make a good service dog. In addition to obedience, temperament, ability to learn quickly and social skills with both people and other dogs are considered when deciding if a dog will make a good service animal.

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SPORTS D SECTION News-Sun Sunday, September 12, 2010 News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Sam Jansen celebrates, as Caitlin Portis smiles along, the final point of Sebring's four-game w in over Avon Park Thursday night. By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comSEBRING The result was what one might have expected, but those watching noticed a change. On different levels in recent years, Avon Park showed it's closing the gap on Sebring volleyball, which comes as great news to Blue Streak head coach Venessa Sinness. "It's great," she said. "We haven't had this sort of competition from them for a few years now, but they are definitely getting better. Kudos to (Red Devil head coach) Stephanie (Devlin), she's done an amazing job there in getting them more consistent." Which is a vital key, though one that, while it has seen improvement, Devlin would like to see more. "We still have some consistency issues," she said. "Too often we'll let the other team score five, six in a row and dig ourselves into a hole. Then they'll refocus and do a great job in getting back into it. But we just have to be more consistent and not let them get those runs." That was pretty much the tone of the evening, exemplified from the get-go. Sebring broke out to a 5-1 lead in the first game, but saw Avon Park close to within 11-9. Suddenly, the lead would stretch out to 15-10 and just as quickly, it closed to 17-15. But with that sort of backand-forth, it was merely inevitable that one more Sebring run would close it out for a 25-18 win. Again in the second game, the Streaks jumped to a 4-1 lead. But this time around, the Lady Devils, upon catching them, stayed close until it got to the mid-teens. Then, with a Tia Nobles tip and a Cheyenne Mills service ace, it was Avon Park going on a run to stretch out their own lead. Sebring's Anna West brought here squad back to within one on consecutive aces, but Nobles answered back with two aces of her own to put the Devils up 2218, before Ashley Chacon helped close out the 25-20 win with an ace as well. "Our serving was a lot better than it was the other night," Devlin said, regarding Tuesday's five-game loss to Tenoroc. "Tia, Ashley, Teresa (Devlin) and Cheyenne all did a real good Lady Streaks hold off improving Devils See MATCH, p a g e 3D Courtesy photo by KIM GAUGER Jacob Bryan hauls in this touchdown pass from Matt Grubb in Sebring's 28-7 win at Hardee Friday night. News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Kevin Smit heads toward the water to begin his portion of the Boys 200 Medley Relay win T hursday. By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comWAUCHULA Looming b olts of lightning surrounded W ildcat Stadium late Friday n ight, ending the contest e arly. But the flashes seen most o f the evening came from the S ebring Blue Streaks which, i n fact, ended the game even e arlier thus ending a teny ear reign by the Wildcats w ith the 28-7 win. "It was in 99, the year we w ent to the playoffs, when w e beat them last," assistant c oach Steve Berry said a fterward. Berry was the S ebring head coach at t he time. Though they've had s ome memorable g ames in recent years, t he Streaks just could n ot get over the hump. But head coach Jared H amlin's squad was domin ant in all facets of the game F riday night, with a few s tanding out in his mind. "They biggest thing was t he play of the offensive l ine," he said. "They cont rolled the game." That was evident from the g et-go as Sebring took their o pening possession and starte d to march. With time to throw, quart erback Matt Grubb was picking apart the Wildcat secondary. A13-yarder to Jacob Bryan and a 16-yard gain on a throw to Aaron Hankerson. Grubb also made use of his feet as well as his arm, running twice for 22 yards on the drive that moved the ball to the Hardee 11. Afumble, however, thwarted that attempt at a score, but the Blue Streak defense stepped up. Speedster Jarrius Lindsey broke off a 14-yard run on the first play from scrimmage the same running play he took for 99 yards and a touchdown in a similar scenario against Lake Placid in the Kickoff Classic but Sebring forced a fumble on the next play and recovered at the 22. Hardee held them up, however, and a penalty pushed them back to where the field goal attempt from 35 yards went just left. Soon, another Wildcat fumble was pounced upon by Zack Bullock and Sebring was in business again. Grubb connected with Evan Lewis for 14 yards, run for six more, then handed off to Bryan and Damion Streaks end woes to Wildcats See SEBRING, page 3D By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssuncomLAKE PLACID The Green Dragons defended their home pool with a Boys and Overall win over the Brahmans of Okeechobee Thursday, continuing their strong start to the season. "We've had a couple away meets and have done real well," head coach Tom Creel said. "Last week we were in a meet with Lake Region, who was second in our district last year behind us. We won't see them again until the end of the season, so we each got a look at each other and know what we need to shoot for." Lake Region will need to be prepped for a powerful group of Dragon swimmers, especially on the boys side, where the Dragons more than doubled up on Okeechobee by a 254-116 score. Wins for the boys started with the 200 Medley Relay where Matt Padovano, Edwin Velazquez, Kevin Smit and Dylan Weber-Callahan got the victory before WeberCallahan and Patrick Kimrey went first and second in the Boys 200 IM. Lake Placid went first through fourth in the 50 Free with Cody Lambert, Cole Russell, Alex Miller an d Brock Yates taking tho se spots, respectively. Velazquez won the 1-met er Diving event, scoring 227.8 5 points before Smit, Kimr ey and Caleb McCullough we nt first, second and third in t he 100 Butterfly. Smit and Padovano th en took first and second, respe ctively, in the 500 Free an d Smit, Velazque z, McCullough and Tayl er Allcorn won the 200 Fr ee Relay, with Pike Cloninge r, Jerquaid Quinn, Ky le LeBlanc and Kyle Jenki ns Swimmin' Dragons take win See SWIM, page 3D Associated PressMILWAUKEE T he Milwaukee Brewers a re investigating the origin of a fake news release cri tical of Cubs general ma nager Jim Hendry that w as distributed in the Mill er Park press box. The release touts a fa ke book by Hendry, "How to Finish Near Last Pla ce with the Highest Payro ll in the League." It was included in t he press notes for the Cu bs and Brewers game Frid ay night and was quick ly removed once the pran k was discovered. Brewers spokesm an Tyler Barnes said t he team was not yet able to identify the author of t he fake release. Apicture of the relea se was posted in a Chicag o Tribune tweet. The release lists cha pters such as, "Why I signed Milton Bradley !" and "Why I releas ed Casey McGehee only to see him hit 20 home ru ns and drive in nearly 10 0 runs for a division rival !" PearlKNOXVILLE, Ten n. Tennessee men's ba sketball coach Bruce Pea rl has acknowledged provi ding misleading and inco rrect information to t he NCAAduring a 17-mon th investigation into possib le recruiting violations. Tennessee athlet ic director Mike Hamilton is reducing Pearl's pay b y $1.5 million over fi ve years and prohibiting hi m from participating in of fcampus recruiting for o ne year. Hamilton said Pea rl provided the informatio n while being interview ed in June about allegatio ns of excessive phone ca lls made to recruits. Pearl notified officia ls three weeks later that he had provided the incorre ct information. The NCAAnotifi ed Tennessee of an offici al investigation into the enti re athletic department, inclu ding possible recruiting vi olations under former foo tball coach Lane Kiffin.Mawae retiresNASHVILLE T he president of the NF L Players Association sa id he got one offer from a team this year. It came too late, so Kevin Mawae decid ed being with family w as more important than h is passion to keep playing in the league. The veteran offensi ve lineman announced h is retirement from the NF L after 16 seasons and eig ht Pro Bowls. Hendry skewered, Pearl punished Red Devils, Green Dragons both fall Friday Night.Page 4D Sebring28Hardee7 Sebring3Avon Park1

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Golf "FORE" Homes TourneySEBRING Under Pressure Sports presents the "Golf Fore Homes" tournament on Saturday, Sept. 18 on the new greens at Country Club of Sebring. "Golf Fore Homes" benefits Highlands County Habitat for Humanity and the Mason's Ridge project. Registration is at 7:30 a.m. with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. Four-person teams will be flighted by handicap. Entry fee includes complimentary practice round, continental breakfast, goodie bags, prizes, snacks on the course, and lunch and awards following play. Complimentary reception sponsored by EMCI Wireless and ReMax Realty Plus for all players the evening before on Friday, Sept. 17 at Country Club of Sebring. There will be a $2,000 hole-in-one sponsored by Cohan Radio Group and chance to win a brand new vehicle sponsored by Alan Jay Automotive Network. Entry fee is $220 per team or $55 per player. Contact Sarah Pallone at 402-2913 for additional information or e-mail team information to spallone@habitathighlands.org .Cheerleader BBQSEBRING The Sebring High School Cheerleaders will hold their annual chicken barbecue fundraiser dinner on Friday, Sept. 17 from 3-7:30 p.m. 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 one-half chicken, cooked by our very own Firemen, coleslaw, baked beans, cookie and roll all for $7. Tickets are payable from any SHS Cheerleader. Please help support these young athletes; remember that they are your threetime State Champions. If you can't make the dinner but would still like to make a donation to the Cheer program, please call Carolyn Shoemaker at Sebring High School, 471-5500. Cheers and thanks for your support.Avon Park Diamond ClubAVONPARK The Avon Park Dimaond Club will hold its Annual Meeting on Monday, Sept. 27, at 7 p.m. at Charles R. Head Field in Avon Park. All club members, alumni, parents, and interested supporters are invited to attend. Nominations and elections of officers and board directors will take place at that time as well as the further conduction of club business. New members can apply and pay their membership fees at that time. The Mission Statement for the Avon Park Diamond Club, Inc. states: "To provide additional support to the Avon Park High School Baseball program. To provide the Avon Park High School Baseball team with the finest equipment and facilities possible. To stimulate Hometown Pride and Spirit associated with the team, and to aid, in all ways possible, the continuation of the Avon Parkk Baseba ll Tradition."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.Heartland RidersSEBRING The Heartland Chapter of the Florida Trail Association has a bu sy month planned. Saturday and Sunday, Sept 18-19, w ill see Trail Improvement on the Arbuck le tract of the Lake Wales Ridge State Fore st. Call Jim and Rose Kellerman at 67 62889 for more information. Saturday, Sept. 25 there will be a ri de on the Ft. Fraser Trail, beginning at t he trail head on Hwy. 98 in Highland City. Bring bicycle, helmet, water and snac ks there will be lunch at the Catfi sh Country restaurant. Call Eileen Valachovic at 956-2145 f or meet-up time. LPAAHall of Fame LAKEPLACID The Lake Plac id Athletic Association will be holding it s' Hall of Fame Dinner Saturday, Oct. 2 at the Elks Lodge from 6 p.m.-Midnight. Dinner, dancing, prizes and a whole l ot of fun are to be had. Those fearing the event will interfe re with their football watching that evenin g can enjoy the games at the dinner on t he big screen television. Tickets are $50 per person and ava ilable at Brantley Properties on Interla ke Boulevard or by calling Darrell at 44 10417. Anyone wishing to support Lake Plac id youth sports may join LPAAby sending a $25 membership fee or send any don ation to: LPAA, P.O. Box 1936, La ke Placid, FL33862. AMERICANLEAGUEEast Division WLPctGB New York8754.617 Tampa Bay8555.607112Boston7863.5539 Toronto7269.51115 Baltimore5487.38333 Central Division WLPctGB Minnesota8358.589 Chicago7863.5535 Detroit7171.5001212Cleveland5883.41125 Kansas City5783.4072512West Division WLPctGB Texas7863.553 Oakland7070.500712Los Angeles6873.48210 Seattle5586.39023 ___ Friday's Games Baltimore 6, Detroit 3 Cleveland 2, Minnesota 0 Tampa Bay 9, Toronto 8 Texas 6, N.Y. Yankees 5, 13 innings Chicago White Sox 4, Kansas City 3 Oakland 5, Boston 0 L.A. Angels 4, Seattle 3, 14 innings Saturday's Games Tampa Bay at Toronto, late Baltimore at Detroit, late Kansas City at Chicago White Sox, late Minnesota at Cleveland, late N.Y. Yankees at Texas, late Boston at Oakland, late Seattle at L.A. Angels, late Sunday's Games Baltimore at Detroit, 1:05 p.m. Minnesota at Cleveland, 1:05 p.m. Tampa Bay at Toronto, 1:07 p.m. Kansas City at Chicago White Sox, 2:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at Texas, 3:05 p.m. Seattle at L.A. Angels, 3:35 p.m. Boston at Oakland, 4:05 p.m.NATIONALLEAGUEEast Division WLPctGB Philadelphia8260.577 Atlanta8161.5701 Florida7169.50710 New York6972.4891212Washington6081.4262112Central Division WLPctGB Cincinnati8061.567 St. Louis7366.5256 Houston6774.47513 Milwaukee6575.4641412Chicago6180.43319 Pittsburgh4793.3363212West Division WLPctGB San Diego7961.564 San Francisco8062.563 Colorado7764.546212Los Angeles7072.49310 Arizona5784.4042212___ Friday's Games Florida 3, Washington 1 Philadelphia 8, N.Y. Mets 4 Cincinnati 4, Pittsburgh 3, 12 innings Atlanta 8, St. Louis 6 L.A. Dodgers 4, Houston 2, 11 innings Chicago Cubs 4, Milwaukee 0 Colorado 13, Arizona 4 San Francisco 1, San Diego 0 Saturday's Games Florida at Washington, late Philadelphia at N.Y. Mets, late San Francisco at San Diego, late St. Louis at Atlanta, late L.A. Dodgers at Houston, late Chicago Cubs at Milwaukee, late Pittsburgh at Cincinnati, late Arizona at Colorado, late Sunday's Games Philadelphia at N.Y. Mets, 1:10 p.m. Pittsburgh at Cincinnati, 1:10 p.m. Florida at Washington, 1:35 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at Houston, 2:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs at Milwaukee, 2:10 p.m. Arizona at Colorado, 3:10 p.m. San Francisco at San Diego, 4:05 p.m. St. Louis at Atlanta, 8:05 p.m.AMERICAN CONFERENCEEast WLTPctPFPA Buffalo000.00000 Miami000.00000 New England000.00000 N.Y. Jets000.00000 South WLTPctPFPA Houston000.00000 Indianapolis000.00000 Jacksonville000.00000 Tennessee000.00000 North WLTPctPFPA Baltimore000.00000 Cincinnati000.00000 Cleveland000.00000 Pittsburgh000.00000 West WLTPctPFPA Denver000.00000 Kansas City000.00000 Oakland000.00000 San Diego000.00000NATIONAL CONFERENCEEast WLTPctPFPA Dallas000.00000 N.Y. Giants000.00000 Philadelphia000.00000 Washington000.00000 South WLTPctPFPA New Orleans1001.000149 Atlanta000.00000 Carolina000.00000 Tampa Bay000.00000 North WLTPctPFPA Chicago000.00000 Detroit000.00000 Green Bay000.00000 Minnesota010.000914 West WLTPctPFPA Arizona000.00000 San Francisco000.00000 Seattle000.00000 St. Louis000.00000 ___ Thursday's Games New Orleans 14, Minnesota 9 Sunday's Games Detroit at Chicago, 1 p.m. Oakland at Tennessee, 1 p.m. Miami at Buffalo, 1 p.m. Atlanta at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m. Denver at Jacksonville, 1 p.m. Indianapolis at Houston, 1 p.m. Carolina at N.Y. Giants, 1 p.m. Cincinnati at New England, 1 p.m. Cleveland at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m. Arizona at St. Louis, 4:15 p.m. San Francisco at Seattle, 4:15 p.m. Green Bay at Philadelphia, 4:15 p.m. Dallas at Washington, 8:20 p.m. Monday's Game Baltimore at N.Y. Jets, 7 p.m. San Diego at Kansas City, 10:15 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 2, Indiana 1 New York 85, Indiana 73 Indiana 75, New York 67 New York 77, Indiana 74 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 73CONFERENCE FINALSEASTERN CONFERENCE Atlanta 2, New York 0 Atlanta 81, New York 75 Atlanta 105, New York 93 WESTERN CONFERENCE Seattle 2, Phoenix 0 Seattle 82, Phoenix 74 Seattle 91, Phoenix 88FINALSSeattle vs. Atlanta Sunday, Sept. 12: Atlanta at Seattle, 3 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 14: Atlanta at Seattle, 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 16: Seattle at Atlanta, 8 p.m. x-Sunday, Sept. 19: Seattle at Atlanta, 3 p.m. x-Tuesday, Sept. 21: Atlanta at Seattle, 9 p.m.EASTERN CONFERENCEWLTPtsGFGA Columbus1355443220 New York1184372724 Toronto FC797282226 Kansas City796272224 Chicago678262829 New England7133242438 Philadelphia5116212638 D.C.4163151537WESTERN CONFERENCEWLTPtsGFGA Real Salt Lake1248443716 Los Angeles1355443317 FC Dallas10210402917 Colorado967342821 Seattle996332629 San Jose975322423 Chivas USA7124252529 Houston6125232838 NOTE: Three points for victory, one point for tie. ___ Friday's Games Chivas USA 2, New England 0 Saturday's Games D.C. United at Toronto FC, late Colorado at New York, late Chicago at Philadelphia, late FC Dallas at San Jose, late Columbus at Los Angeles, late Wednesday, September 15 Philadelphia at San Jose, 10 p.m.BASEBALLAmerican League KANSAS CITY ROYALS_Agreed to terms with OF Pat White on a minor league contract. MINNESOTA TWINS-Activated INF Nick Punto from the 15-day DL. OAKLAND ATHLETICS-Selected the contract of LHP Bobby Cramer from Sacramento (PCL). Transferred INF Adam Rosales to the 60-day DL. National League CINCINNATI REDS-Reinstated RHP Mike Leake and OF Jim Edmonds from the 15-day DL. PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES-Reinstated RHP Danys Baez from the 15-day DL. Extended their working agreement with the Lakewood BlueClaws of the South Atlantic League through the 2012 season. PITTSBURGH PIRATES-Released INF Aki Iwamura. Announcred C Erik Kratz cleared waivers and was was sent outright to Indianapolis (IL).BASKETBALLNational Basketball Association NEW JERSEY NETS-Signed F Joe Smith. Named Milton Lee director of basketball operations.FOOTBALLNational Football League BUFFALO BILLS-Placed LB Kawika Mitchell on injured reserve. Signed LB Akin Ayodele. NEW YORK JETS-Signed WR Patrick Turner to the practice squad. SAN DIEGO CHARGERS-Waived TE Dedrick Epps from the practice squad. Signed CB Traye Simmons to practice squad. NFL Players Association NLFPA_Announced the retirement of president Kevin Mawae.HOCKEYNational Hockey League COLORADO AVALANCHE-Signed F Peter Mueller to a two-year contract. PHOENIX COYOTES-Re-signed C Martin Hanzal to a two-year contract TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING-Signed LW Alex Hutchings. LOCALSCHEDULE SPORTSSNAPSHOTS THESCOREBOARD Lake Placid TUESDAY: Volleyball vs.Hardee,6/7:30 p.m.; Boys Golf vs.Moore Haven,Clewiston,4 p.m.; Swimming vs.Sebring,5:30 p.m. THURSDAY: JVFootball at Frostproof,7 p.m.; Volleyball at McKeel,6/7:30 p.m.; Boys Golf at Hardee,4 p.m.; Cross Country at Sebring,4 p.m. FRIDAY: Football vs.Avon Park,7 p.m. Sebring TUESDAY: Volleyball vs.Haines City,6/7:30 p.m.; Boys Golf at Lakeland,4 p.m.; Girls Golf vs.Lake Wales,4 p.m.; Swimming at Lake Placid,5:30 p.m. THURSDAY: JV Football at Avon Park,7 p.m.; Volleyball at Osceola,6/7:30 p.m.; Cross Country hosts Invite,4:30 p.m.; Boys Golf vs.George Jenkins,Lakeland,Bartow,4 p.m.; Girls Golf at George Jenkins,4 p.m.; Swimming at George Jenkins,5:30 p.m. FRIDAY: Football vs.Lake Region,7 p.m. Heartland TUESDAY: Volleyball vs.Vanguard,6 p.m. FRIDAY: Volleyball at Southland,5/6 p.m. THURSDAY,Sept.23: Volleyball vs.Life Christian,6 p.m. SFCC SUNDAY: Softball vs.Mustangs and Future Rebels,11 a.m. TUESDAY: Volleyball at State College of Florida,7 p.m. THURSDAY: Volleyball at Pasco-Hernando,7 p.m. Avon Park TUESDAY: Volleyball vs.Fort Meade,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Golf at McKeel,4 p.m.; Swimming at Lake Wales YMCA,vs.Frostproof,Tenoroc,5:30 p.m. THURSDAY: JVFootball vs.Sebring,7 p.m.; Volleyball at Mulberry,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Golf vs.Frostproof,4 p.m. FRIDAY: Football at Lake Placid,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 S SU U N N D D A A Y Y 1 1 p p . m m . Tampa Bay at Toronto . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . S S U U N N 2 2 p p . m m . Chicago Cubs at Milwaukee . . . . . . . . . . W W G G N N 8 8 p p . m m . St. Louis at Atlanta . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N NM MO O N N D D A A Y Y 7 7 p p . m m . N.Y. Yankees at Tampa Bay . . . . . . . . . . . S S U U N NT TU U E E S S D D A A Y Y 7 7 p p . m m . N.Y. Yankees at Tampa Bay . . . . . . . . . . . S S U U N NA A U U T T O O R R A A C C I I N N G G S SU U N N D D A A Y Y 3 3 p p . m m . NHRA Lucas Oil Sportsman Series. . . E E S S P P N N 2 2W W N N B B A A F F I I N N A A L L S S S SU U N N D D A A Y Y 3 3 p p . m m . Game 1 Atlanta at Seattle. . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2T TU U E E S S D D A A Y Y 9 9 p p . m m . Game 2 Atlanta at Seattle . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2U U . S S . O O P P E E N N T T E E N N N N I I S S S SU U N N D D A A Y Y 1 1 p p . m m . Women's Doubles Final. . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 4 4 p p . m m . Men's Final.. . . . . . . . . . . . C C B B S SB B A A S S K K E E T T B B A A L L L L S SU U N N D D A A Y Y 9 9 a a . m m . FIBA World Championship, Semis.. . E E S S P P N N 2 2 2 2 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . FIBA World Championship, Final.. . . E E S S P P N N 5 5 p p . m m . FIBA World Championship, Bronze.. . E E S S P P N N 2 2Times, games, channels all subject to change N N F F L L S SU U N N D D A A Y Y 1 1 p p . m m . Miami at Buffalo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C C B B S S 6 6 1 1 p p . m m . Cleveland at Tampa Bay . . . . . . . . . . . C C B B S S 1 1 0 0 1 1 p p . m m . Carolina at N.Y. Giants, Detroit at Chicago or Atlanta at Pittsburgh. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 3 6 6 4 4 p p . m m . Green Bay at Philadelphia, San Francisco at Seattle or Arizona at St. Louis . . . . . . . . . F F O O X X 8 8 : : 1 1 5 5 p p . m m . Dallas at Washington . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . N N B B C CM MO O N N D D A A Y Y 7 7 p p . m m . Baltimore at N.Y. Jets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 1 1 0 0 : : 1 1 5 5 p p . m m . San Diego at Kansas City . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N NG G O O L L F F S SU U N N D D A A Y Y 2 2 p p . m m . PGA BMW Championship . . . . . . . . . . . N N B B C C 2 2 p p . m m . PGA Posco E&C Songdo Champ. . . . . . G G O O L L F F 4 4 p p . m m . LPGA NWArkansas Championship . . . G G O O L L F F 7 7 p p . m m . PGA Utah Championship . . . . . .. . . . . . G G O O L L F F LIVESPORTSONTV Major League Baseball WNBA Playoffs Transactions NFL Major League Soccer Page 2DNews-Sun Sunday, September 12, 2010www.newssun.co m The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN

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www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, September 12, 2010Page 3D E.O. Koch Construction1417 Swank Avenue € Sebring, FL 33870(863) 385-8649COMMERCIAL & RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTIONLet our highly qualified staff develop your commercial property, build your dream home,or do your remodeling.For all of your Aluminum,Steel,and Conventional construction needsŽEmail: kochcon@strato.netState Certified License #CGC1515338 € ENGINEERED STEEL BUILDINGS € RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL DESIGN € REMODELING € ALUMINUM € ROOFING€ Carports, Patios, Siding, Fascia€ SEAMLESS GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS Special to the News-SunLAKEPLACID Most p eople are unaware that s chool sport teams receive v ery little funding from the c ounty. Throughout the years, e xtracurricular sports has b een cut out of the budget a nd had to find their own s ources of revenue. Coaches today not only h ave to coach a team, but t hey have to find funding for t heir players as well. In Lake Placid, teams are s truggling to pay for things l ike uniforms, referees, transp ortation and equipment. Teams must raise the funds b y holding barbeques, car w ashes, and some charge e ach student a fee to particip ate which all students cann ot afford. Lake Placid coaches are l eaning harder on the Lake P lacid Athletic Association ( LPAA) to help bear the c osts. The LPAAhas been helpi ng to sustain youth sports for m ore than 40 years. The organization has two m ajor fundraisers and runs a c oncession stand to raise f unds. All funds raised go directly t o sports. "There is no staff or administrative costs we are all volunteers who do it for the kids and to promote athletics in Lake Placid," said Darrell Heckman, current President of LPAA. In the past year, LPAAhas provided funds for the following: Lake Placid High School: Volleyball, Football, Soccer, Track, Weightlifting, Cheerleading, Basketball, Baseball Golf, Tennis, Swimming & Softball programs by providing equipment, uniforms, offsetting transportation and money to participate in tournaments. Lake Placid Middle School: General Sports fund, Cheerleading, Football, Soccer and a Scoreboard Sports Books for Lake Placid Elementary School Lake Placid Youth Football and Team Rage Travel Baseball Summer Basketball clinic and summer Soccer and Cheerleading training programs Turf maintenance (fertilizer/insect treatment) for High School Football, Soccer and Track Fields (over $3500/yr) Four Athletic Association College Scholarships for LPHS students ($3,000) Current Project: Building AWeight Room and Locker Rooms at the new LPHS sports field across from high school. LPAAis holding their annual "Hall of Fame Dinner" at the Elks Lodge on Saturday, October 2. The LPAAmembers will cook and serve a prime rib dinner with all the fixings. After dinner, a brief presentation will induct former long-time coaches Mr. Steve Bullard and Mr. Carroll Phillips into the "LPAAHall of Fame". Silent auction items, prizes, a DJ, dancing and fun will also be on the agenda. The public is encouraged to attend. Tickets are $50 per person and available at Brantley Properties on Interlake Boulevard or by calling Darrell at 441-0417. Anyone wishing to support Lake Placid youth sports may join LPAAby sending a $25 membership fee or send any donation to: LPAA, P.O. Box 1936, Lake Placid, FL33862. LPAA Hall of Fame dinner j ob serving tonight." But that consistency in s topping scoring runs b ecame an issue again after t he win as the Lady Streaks w ent up 5-2, then 8-3 and 1 6-7. Again, however, Avon P ark showed what it's capab le of, bouncing back and a nswering the call. Blue Streak Mekenzie H argaden got a kill and W est served an ace. Chacon answered with an a ce and Zakia Hart a kill. Stephanie Struck served u p two aces and Brittany W hittington recorded a b lock, but Devlin came back w ith two kills. But even though the D evils matched every point t he rest of the way, it would o nly hold the margin that h ad been dug early in the 2 5-16 Sebring win. By the fourth game, the t wo teams were now going i n opposite directions. Sebring had found its' r esolve and Avon Park s eemed to lose its'tenacity. The Streaks rolled to 5-0, 8 -1 and 17-5 leads and, t hough the Devils found the f ight to battle back, Sebring w asn't going to let them back i n, continuing to push toward t he eventual 25-14 win. "Ninety percent of the t ime, I thought we played r eal well," Devlin said. Those other times though, w e'd lose focus, make bad d ecisions, and Sebring's too g ood of a team to do that a gainst. But we'll focus on t he things we did wrong and w ork to do better in those a reas." Sinness, not the happiest with her teams'play recently, was glad the excitement and intensity of the intercounty rivalry came as it did and when it did. "We played a whole lot better than we have the last couple matches," she said. "We've got some big matches coming up next week, and we needed one like this to give us a spark." Avon Park gets back into district play this week, hosting Ft. Meade Tuesday before heading to Mulberry Thursday. Sebring dives back into their district schedule as well, facing two, top-tier district opponents with Haines City coming to town Tuesday and the team traveling to Osceola Thursday. Continued from 1D News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Avon Park's Ebony Gammage looks to swat this shot past the defense of Sebring's Sydnee Connelly Thursday night. Match goes to Sebring, respect goes both ways Thompson for four yards each. Bridging the drive into the second period, Thompson rumbled off another sevenyard gain before Devin Clarke darted in from six yards out. Donavan White booted the extra point through the uprights and the Streaks were up 7-0. On the ensuing kickoff, Clarke jarred the ball loose on the return and Zac Morris fell on it for another Sebring possession. After a five-yard Grubb run, a lofted pass toward the end zone for Jaquan Williams resulted in a pass interference call that put the Streaks at the 10. But two no-gainers and an intentional grounding call soon had the boys in blue facing a fourth and goal at the 28. Grubb then calmly rolled right and fired one up field to Lewis for the score to make it 14-0 at the 8:59 mark. The lone blemish soon came when Hardee quarterback Colby Baker got outside and went 56 yards for the score to halve the lead at 147. "That was our one bad play," Hamlin said. "We didn't stay disciplined in our responsibilities and got burned." But any potential momentum shift was short-lived as Clarke took the ensuing kickoff all the way back for the 21-7 lead Sebring would hold at the half. After a Wildcat punt early in the third quarter, Sebring took over inside their own ten, with the key drive about to unfold. For the rest of the quarter, crossing over into the fourth, the Streaks moved the ball forward on a 17-play drive that Hardee just wasn't able to stop. Grubb connected three times with tight end Bullock for 51 yards, Thompson ran roughshod through the defense, doling out more punishment than he received, gaining 38 yards on five carries. Then, six seconds into the fourth quarter, Grubb connected with Bryan on a twoyard floater in the flat to the right for the final score. Hardee went three and out and Sebring had started another march, but the lightning seen in the distance throughout the night finally arrived at the 6:06 mark, clearing the field and the stands, while the Streaks laid claim to the long-awaited-f or win. "We really got after it tonight and played physical ," Hamlin said. "The defen se did a really, really good jo b. Matt (Grubb) is also showin g what he can do running. He 's not going to break out a lon g touchdown run, but he'll ga in yards and that's another thin g teams will have to conten d with. I'm just real proud of the team." Grubb would finish t he night 13-of-15 passing f or 171 yards and two touc hdowns, while rushing for 3 0 more yards. Thompson lead the groun d brigade, running for 90 yar ds on 13 carries. Lake Region comes to tow n Friday as Sebring looks to continue its'winning ways. Continued from 1D Sebring ends decade-long drought News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHN E Damion Thompson pulls down Hardee QB Colby Baker on defense, but Thompson would prove all the more effective on offense, rushing for 90 yards on 13 carries. taking second in the event. Padovano, Allcorn and Pike went first through third in the 100 Back and Quinn and LeBlanc were first and second in the 100 Breast. The boys finished things off with a first and second in the 400 Free Relay. Allcorn, Ian Munro, Velazquez and McCullough were the first to tap in with Jenkins, LeBlanc, Lambert and Kimrey taking second. Wins for the girls began with Shannon Cummings in the 50 Free and Kendra Hess and Lydia Haymen were the top two in the 1meter Diving event. Cummings picked up another win in the 100 Free and Rachel Cope followed that up with a win in the 500 Free endurance challenge. Then, Cope and Cummings were joined by Shannon Viox and Camille Renzoni to win the 200 Free Relay and Cummings, Viox and Renzoni added Deta Waller to the mix to win the 400 Free Relay. Waller, Viox, Cope and Renzoni also swam to a second-place finish in the 200 Medley Relay, Waller and Michaella were second and third in the 100 Butterfly, Viox finished second in the 100 Back and Cope was second in the 100 Breast. "Though the girls didn't win we had a great meet," Creel said. "We got to swim everyone and let our more experienced swimmers swim in some different events. So far, all the times look great. We're a little behind in our goals, but I feel confident that we w ill get ourselves back on tra ck over the next few week s. Once we start getting som e yardage in we will see ev en better performances." The Dragons are back in the Pool Tuesday, when th ey host Sebring in a dual mee t. Continued from 1D Swim staying strong in Lake Placid News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHN E Edwin Velazquez holds his pike position on his way to a win in the 1-meter Diving event Thursday. The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN

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By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comFor five years Lake Placid has had Celebration's number on the gridiron and served as a springboard a season ago. After tough opening-week losses to both Hardee and Sebring last year, a 31-0 win over the Storm propelled the Dragons to a remarkable run to notch their first winning season in 12 years. Things were progressing in that direction Friday night as well. After back-to-back losses to the Wildcats and Blue Streaks, Lake Placid was back on the right path on the home turf of Roger Scarborough Memorial Stadium, leading 14-0 at halftime. But then the bottom dropped out. The Storm whipped up in a big way, scoring 25 unanswered points in the second half to surge into the lead. Alate Kirk Veley score, his second of the game, got the Green Dragons back within reach, and Lake Placid's defense made one more stop to give them a chance in the waning moments. But a late interception, with just 1:30 left in the game, allowed Celebration to run out the clock and seal the win. Now 0-2 on the regular season, Lake Placid faces county foe Avon Park Friday at home with both team s looking for their first win of the season. Page 4DNews-SunSunday, September 12, 2010www.newssun.com Tuesday, Sept 21stWaldron Chiropractic 13 Ryant Blvd. Sebring, FL Admiral Farragut 34, St. Petersburg Canterbury 0 All Saints 33, Faith Baptist 12 Alonso 28, Spoto 8 Andrew Jackson 23, R.E. Lee 19 Arnold 41, Amite County, Miss. 12 Atlantic Coast 38, Oakleaf High School 7 Atlantic Community 20, Jupiter 17 Baker County 34, Trinity ChristianJacksonville 27, OT Barron Collier 49, Choice Learning 0 Bayshore 54, Port Charlotte 34 Bayside 34, Astronaut 14 Bell 48, Cedar Creek Christian 7 Berkeley Prep 35, Tampa Catholic 14 Bishop Moore 24, Eustis 10 Bishop Snyder 48, Bronson 6 Bishop Verot 37, Lemon Bay 7 Blanche Ely 41, South Plantation 7 Boca Raton Community 23, Palm Beach Lakes 10 Bolles School 38, Archbishop Carroll 0 Boyd Anderson 34, Oakland Park Northeast 25 Bradenton Christian 15, Keswick Christian 13 Bradford 40, Fernandina Beach 0 Brandon 14, Durant 7 Buchholz 37, Orange Park 7 Calvary Christian 28, Shorecrest Prep 13 Cambridge Christian 45, Seffner Christian 12 Cape Coral 29, Fort Myers 8 Cardinal Gibbons 35, Hollywood Hills 21 Cardinal Mooney 27, Out-of-Door Academy 25 Cardinal Newman 48, Benjamin 14 Celebration 25, Lake Placid 20 Chamberlain 13, Wharton 10 Charles Flanagan 25, Fort Lauderdale 0 Christopher Columbus Catholic 35, Miami Belen Jesuit Prep 16 Citrus 30, Chiefland 0 Clay 51, Palatka 0 Clearwater 30, Seminole Osceola 14 Clearwater Central Catholic 10, Lakeland Christian 3 Cocoa 24, Abilene, Texas 21 Coconut Creek 26, Taravella 14 Cooper City 23, Nova 17 Coral Reef Senior 49, Southwest Miami 7 Cottondale 16, Franklin County 7 Countryside 21, Gibbs 7 Crestview 47, West Gadsden 6 Crystal River 13, Brooksville Central 12 Cypress Bay 30, Plantation 21 Cypress Lake 13, Island Coast 6 Dade Christian 20, Glades Day 0 DeLand 14, Flagler Palm Coast 10 Deltona 28, Colonial 21 Dillard 7, Deerfield Beach 0 Dixie County 14, Williston 7 Dixie Hollins 26, Seminole 10 Doral Academy Charter 25, Mater Academy 3 Douglas 20, Coral Glades 13 Dr. Phillips 49, Kissimmee Osceola 7 Dunnellon 35, West Port 20 Eagle's View 52, Paxon 20 East Lake 21, Largo 7 Eastside 14, Santa Fe 0 Escambia 17, West Florida 14 Estero 49, St. John Neumann 0 Evangelical Christian 27, LaBelle 25, OT Everglades 49, South Sumter 14 First Baptist 41, St. Stephen's Episcopal 14 First Coast 60, Ribault 0 Fleming Island 42, Forrest 14 Fletcher 20, Sandalwood 16 Florida def. P.K. Yonge, forfeit Fort Bend Baptist, Texas 48, Central Florida Christian 0 Fort Lauderdale Calvary Christian 34, Champagnat Catholic 22 Fort Pierce Central 21, Melbourne 16 Fort Pierce Westwood 33, St. Lucie West Centennial High School 9 Fort White 14, Newberry 13 Frostproof 52, Gateway Charter 6 Gaither 20, George Steinbrenner 7 Golden Gate 50, Palmetto Ridge 20 Graceville 24, Marianna 21 Gulf 26, River Ridge 20 Gulf Coast 47, Lely 38 Hagerty 41, Lyman 12 Hallandale 36, McArthur 0 Harmony 55, Gateway 10 Hernando 35, Lecanto 7 Highlands Christ. 62, Westminster Acad. 21 Holmes County 36, Jay 0 Jesuit 13, Sarasota 9 John Carroll Cath. 51, Father Lopez Cath. 0 Jones 21, Lake Highland 14 Jupiter Christ. 35, Jensen Beach 31 Kathleen 39, Lake Region 15 Key West 46, Coral Shores 0 King 13, Tampa Freedom 12 King's Academy 39, Clewiston 14 Lafayette 47, Oak Hall 3 Lake Brantley 17, Oviedo 10 Lake Gibson 33, Haines City 14 Lake Mary 52, Lake Howell 0 Lake Weir 20, Belleview 6 Lake Worth 43, Wellington 3 Lakeland 24, Winter Haven 13 Landmark Christian 55, Hernando Christian 0 LaSalle 63, Mourning High School 0 Leesburg 61, Mount Dora 34 Lehigh 19, Dunbar 0 Lennard 17, Leto 0 Lowndes, Ga. 53, Leon 7 Manatee 56, Palmetto 36 Mandarin 41, Creekside 28 Mandarin Christian 42, Aucilla Christian 0 Marathon 13, Barrington Christian Academy 12 Melbourne Central Catholic 21, Trinity Prep 19 Merritt Island 22, Space Coast 14 Miami 28, Miami Springs 27 Miami Beach 33, Miami Ferguson 0 Miami Coral Park 35, Westland Hialeah 14 Miami Jackson 22, Miami Krop 16 Miami Palmetto 23, Miami Sunset 0 Miami Southridge 41, South Miami 13 Miami Washington 28, Miami Carol City 12 Middleburg 35, Ridgeview 28 Milton 56, Freeport 12 Mitchell 42, Ridgewood 3 Mosley 25, Bay 23 Naples 49, Immokalee 6 Nature Coast Tech 38, Springstead 7 Navarre 42, Walton 36 Nease 21, Menendez 20 New Smyrna Beach 37, Seabreeze 14 Niceville 28, Choctawhatchee 0 North Florida Christian 54, FAMU Developmental Research 16 North Fort Myers 13, Ida S. Baker 0 North Marion 34, Ocala Forest 13 North Port 30, Mariner 24 Northview 27, South Walton 20 Ocala Trinity Catholic 16, Ocala Vanguard 0 Okeechobee 13, Avon Park 0 Olympic Heights 56, Spanish River 0 Orangewood Christian 38, Oviedo Master's Academy 13 Orlando Christian def. Central Florida Prep, forfeit Orlando The First Academy 37, Crescent City 0 Orlando University 36, Cypress Creek 6 Pace 17, Godby 0 Pahokee 46, Inlet Grove 0 Palm Bay 42, Titusville 7 Palm Harbor University 34, Pinellas Park 28 Park Vista Community 33, John I. Leonard 0 Pasco 35, Plantation American Heritage 20 Pensacola Catholic 57, Gulf Breeze 21 Pensacola 32, Tate 9 Pine Forest 17, Pensacola Washington 0 Piper 22, Monarch 21 Plant City 49, Middleton 7 Plant 20, Hillsborough 13 Ponte Vedra 35, Episcopal 25 Pope John Paul II 39, Moore Haven 12 Port Orange Atlantic 36, Holy Trinity Episcopal 14 Providence 17, Bishop Kenny 16 Raines 27, Ed White 23 Ransom Everglades 36, Palmer Trinity 0 Rickards 20, Chiles 7 Rocky Bayou Christian 35, Peniel Baptist 0 Sanford Seminole 23, Winter Springs 0 Santa Fe Catholic 16, Bishop McLaughlin 7Satellite 50, Eau Gallie 20 Sebring 28, Hardee 7 Seminole Ridge 31, Santaluces 19 Sheridan Hills Christian 7, Miami Douglas MacArthur North 0 Sickles 25, Blake 0 Somerset Academy 35, Summit Christian 26 South Broward 26, Western 13 South Fork 34, Port St. Lucie 21 Southeast 28, Lakewood Ranch 0 Southwest Florida Christian 31, South Florida HEAT 0 Spruce Creek 16, Liberty 14 St. Augustine 27, Bartram Trail 10 St. Cloud 30, Martin County 21 St. Edward's 28, Carrollwood Day 6 St. John Lutheran 59, Lighthouse Christian 12 St. Petersburg Catholic 43, Northside Christian 7 St. Petersburg 35, Lakewood 14 Stanton College Prep 10, Baldwin 6 Stranahan 34, Coral Springs 7 Strawberry Crest 37, Anclote 21 Suncoast 19, Forest Hill 0 Tampa Bay Tech 63, Riverview 6 Tarpon Springs 27, Dunedin 14 Taylor County 42, Jefferson County 21 Tenoroc 26, Mulberry 14 Timber Creek 21, Boone 13 Trenton 49, Branford 7 Trinity Christian-Lake Worth 28, Ormond Beach Calvary Christian 20 Umatilla 17, Taylor 14 University School 47, North Broward 22 Valdosta, Ga. 35, Lincoln 31 Valwood, Ga. 46, Munroe Day 41 Venice 41, Braden River 2 Vernon 38, Bozeman School 13 Vero Beach 21, West Boca Raton Community 7 Victory Christian 42, South Florida Prep 0 Viera 38, Cocoa Beach 22 Village Academy 18, Berean Christian 14 Warner Christian 14, Pine Ridge 7 Wesley Chapel 48, Hudson 14 West Nassau County 56, Hilliard 8 Winter Park 42, Ocoee 15 Wiregrass Ranch 22, Zephyrhills 6 Wolfson 22, Terry Parker 19 Yulee 51, Englewood 6 POSTPONEMENTS AND CANCELLATIONS Apopka vs. Wekiva, ppd. East Lee County vs. South Fort Myers, ppd. to Sep 11. Wildwood vs. Tavares, ppd. Delray American Heritage vs. Chaminade-Madonna College Prep, ppd. to Sep 11. Coral Springs Christian vs. Boca Raton Christian, ccd. Homestead vs. Braddock, ccd. Charlotte vs. Riverdale, ppd. to Sep 11. Jefferson vs. Newsome, ppd. to Sep 11. Pembroke Pines vs. West Broward, ppd. to Sep 11. East River vs. Evans, ppd. Auburndale vs. George Jenkins, ppd. Florida High School Football Scores News-Sun photo by BETH BALDRIDGE TK Miller and the Red Devils couldn't get much going against Okeechobee Friday, going down 13-0 to the Brahmans. By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comOKEECHOBEE The Avon Park Red Devils lost 13-0 to the Okeechobee Brahmans on Friday night, and are still seeking an offense that fits the team's style. The loss put the Devils at 0-2 for the season, and improved Okeechobee's record to 2-0 so far for the year. "Our offense is not together just yet," said Red Devil receiver Alonzo Robertson. "The defense looked good, but we've got to step up on offense some. I really didn't expect to lose tonight, but we are working on it." According to head coach Andy Bonjokian, the offense shifted it's playbook during practice this week, ditching the single-wing they practiced through two-a-days, and adopting the doublewing, or Wildcat offense. "We changed the offense to try and take advantage of some things. At times we are executing, but we still have not grasped the concept yet," Bonjokian said. All told, the Devil Offen se was able to pound out just 9 9 yards rushing and 3 yards in the air, but turned over t he ball four times, once for an Okeechobee touchdown b y senior lineman David Carte r. "We are going to build o n the positives this week, b ut we've got a ways to go ," Bonjokian added. Okeechobee was able to pick up 178 yards tot al offense, mostly on the ba ck of Deforest Shanks, wh o busted one for 80 yards in t he first quarter and rushed f or 106 yards on 14 carries. In the air, the Devil qua rterback TK Miller complet ed just one in his four attemp ts for the total of 3 yards an d one interception, and rush ed for 23 yards after eight ca rries and one fumble. "We need to work hard to get ready for Lake Plac id next week. Coach (Jaso n) Holden will be ready to play," Bonjokian said. The Devils stay on t he road next Friday, going cro ss county to face the La ke Placid Green Dragons, wh o also touts a 0-2 record, at 7 p.m. AP defense holds, but offense continues scramble Courtesy pho to Ernie Edwards looks for room behind the lead block of Andre Wilson Friday night against Celebration. Get the paper delivered to you! NEWS-SUN€385-6155 Celebration storms back on Dragons

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NOTICE TO CREDITORS (Summary Administration) TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: You are hereby notied that an Order of Summary Administration has been entered in the estate of NANCY A. LUTZ, deceased, File Number PC10-352, by the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Clerk of the Court, Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue; that the decedent's date of death was May 26, 2010; that the total value of the estate is $61,500.00 and that the names and addresses of those to whom it has been assigned by such order are: NameAddress EDWARD D. LUTZ 7170 Southport Dr. Boynton Beach, Florida 33472 FRANK D. LUTZ39 Brownsell Ave. West Haverstraw, New York 10993 EDWARD R. LUTZ2221 Collington Dr. Boca Raton, Florida 33428 STEVEN A. LUTZ4522 Hunting Trail Lake Worth, Florida 33467 CHRISTOPHER D. 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NOTICE TO CREDITORS (Summary Administration) TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: You are hereby notied that an Order of Summary Administration has been entered in the estate of MARGARET L. HARRINGTON, deceased, File Number PC10-353, by the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Clerk of the Court Highlands County Courthouse, 530 South Commerce Avenue; that the decedent's date of death was May 16, 2010; that the total value of the estate is $40,000.00 and that the names and addresses of those to whom it has been assigned by such order are: Wanda Rock, 3613 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, Florida 33870. ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the estate of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent other than those for whom provision for full payment was made in the Order of Summary Administration must le their claims with this court WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE. ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER APPLICABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of rst publication of this Notice is September 5, 2010. Person Giving Notice: Wanda Rock 3613 Sebring Parkway Sebring, Florida 33870 John K. McClure Attorney for Wanda Rock Florida Bar No. 286958 MCCLURE & LOBOZZO 211 S. 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Krick, deceased, File Number PC10-356, by the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870-3867; that the decedent's date of death was May 22, 2010; that the total value of the estate is $14,585.80 and that the names and addresses of those to whom it has been assigned by such order are: Name Address Debra D'Agostino 10327 NW 14 Place Coral Springs, Florida 33071 Karen Krick 4111 NW 79th Avenue Sunrise, Florida 33351 ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the estate of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent other than those for whom provision for full payment was made in the Order of Summary Administration must le their claims with this court WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE. ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. 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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 DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of rst publication of this Notice is September 12, 2010. 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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 SO FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of rst publication of this Notice is: September 5, 2010. Personal Representative: /s/ Dawn Murrell 14040 Smokey Hollow Road Laurel, Indiana 47024 Attorney for Personal Representative: IN THECIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 10-367 IN RE: ESTATE OF BEULAH M. VOSBURGH, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of BEULAH M. VOSBURGH,, deceased, whose date of death was August 12, 2010, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 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 creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is 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 DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the decedent's estate must le their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of the rst publication of this Notice is September 12, 2010. Personal Representative: /s/ Phyllis V. Braswell 3600 Lakeview Drive Sebring, FL 33870 Attorney for Personal Representative: CLIFFORD M. ABLES, P.A. 551 SOUTH COMMERCE AVE. SEBRING, FL 33870 (863)385-0112 /s/ JANE M. HANCOCK JANE M. HANCOCK FLORIDA BAR NUMBER 341002 September 12, 19, 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 FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. DATED at SEBRING, Florida, this 2nd day of September, 2010. ROBERT W. GERMAINE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT HIGHLANDS County, Florida By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: SHAPIRO & FISHMAN, LLP 10004 North Dale Mabry Hwy, Suite 112 09-150201 September 12, 19, 2010 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CASE NO.: 2009-CA-001327 CIVIL DIVISION WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. AS TRUSTEE FOR OPTION MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2007FXD2 ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-FXD2, PLAINTIFF, -VSWILLIAM P. NORMAN A/K/A WILLIAM P. NORMAN AND DEBRA J. NORMAN A/K/A DEBRA NORMAN, HUSBAND AND WIFE; UNKNOWN PARTIES IN POSSESSION #1; IF LIVING, AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER AND AGAINST THE ABOVE NAMED 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 DEFENDANTS. AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated September 1, 2010, entered in Civil Case No. 2009-CA-001327 of the Circuit Court of the 10TH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida, wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. AS TRUSTEE FOR OPTION MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2007-FXD2 ASSETBACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-FXD2, PLAINTIFF and WILLIAM P. NORMAN A/K/A WILLIAM P. NORMAN AND DEBRA J. NORMAN A/K/A DEBRA NORMAN, HUSBAND AND 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 28, 2010, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 21, BLOCK 208, LEISURE LAKES SECTION THREE, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 25, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CASE NO.: 2009-CA-001305 CIVIL DIVISION LITTON LOAN SERVICING, L.P. PLAINTIFF, -VSLOUINES JOSEPH AND DANIELLE GUERRIER JOSEPH A/K/A DANIELLE G. JOSEPH, HUSBAND AND WIFE; RUBEN ANTONIO; UNKNOWN PARTIES IN POSSESSION #1 AS TO 5712; UNKNOWN PARTIES IN POSSESSION #1 AS TO 5714; IF LIVING, AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER AND AGAINST THE ABOVE NAMED 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 DEFENDANTS. AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated August 30, 2010, entered in Civil Case No. 2009-CA-001305 of the Circuit Court of the 10TH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida, wherein LITTON LOAN SERVICING, L.P., PLAINTIFF and LOUINES JOSEPH AND DANIELLE GUERRIER JOSEPH A/K/A DANIELLE G. JOSEPH, HUSBAND AND 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 28, 2010, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 49, BLOCK 281, SUN N LAKE ESTATES OF SEBRING, UNIT 13, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 71, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. DATED at SEBRING, Florida, this 1st day of September, 2010. ROBERT W. GERMAINE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT HIGHLANDS County, Florida By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: SHAPIRO & FISHMAN, LLP 10004 North Dale Mabry Hwy, Suite 112 09-149885 September 12, 19, 2010 By: /s/ Annette E. Daff Deputy Clerk ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: SHAPIRO & FISHMAN, LLP 10004 North Dale Mabry Hwy, Suite 112 Tampa, Florida 33618 09-164752 September 5, 12, 2010 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CASE NO.: 2010-CA-000052 CIVIL DIVISION WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR THE HOLDERS OF SASCO 2007-MLN1, PLAINTIFF, -VSEDELSO CARMENATES AND IRANIA LLAGO, HUSBAND AND WIFE; UNKNOWN PARTIES IN POSSESSION #1; IF LIVING, AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER AND AGAINST THE ABOVE NAMED 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 DEFENDANTS. AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated August 17, 2010, entered in Civil Case No. 2010-CA-000052 of the Circuit Court of the 10TH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida, wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR THE HOLDERS OF SASCO 2007-MLN1, PLAINTIFF and EDELSO CARMENATES AND IRANIA LLAGO, HUSBAND AND 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 20, 2010, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: THE NORTHWESTERLY 1/2 OF LOT 220 AND ALL OF LOT 221, SEBRING RIDGE, SECTION B, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 46, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, WITH THAT PORTION OF LOT 220 BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGIN AT THE MOST WESTERLY CORNER OF LOT 220; THENCE RUN NORTH 34 DEGREES 09 MINUTES 50 SECONDS EAST, A DISTANCE OF 125.00 FEET TO THE MOST NORTHERLY CORNER OF LOT 220; THENCE SOUTH 55 DEGREES 50 MINUTES 10 SECONDS EAST, A DISTANCE OF 40.00 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 34 DEGREES 09 MINUTES 50 SECONDS WEST, A DISTANCE OF 125.00 FEET TO A POINT ON THE NORTHEASTERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF KING DRIVE; THENCE NORTH 55 DEGREES 50 MINUTES 10 SECONDS WEST, AND ALONG SAID RIGHT OF WAY LINE A DISTANCE OF 40.00 FEET TO POINT OF BEGINNING. 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 17th day of August, 2010. ROBERT W. GERMAINE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT HIGHLANDS County, Florida LY RIGHT OF WAY OF AVALON ROAD ALONG A CURVE TO THE LEFT HAVING A RADIUS OF 1,592.88 FEET, AND ARC DISTANCE OF 108.44 FEET TO THE POINT OF TANGENCY; THENCE CONTINUE IN A NORTHWESTERLY DIRECTION ALONG THE EASTERLY RIGHT OF WAY OF AVALON ROAD A DISTANCE OF 36.11 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE IN AN EASTERLY DIRECTION ALONG THE SOUTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY OF SUNSET DRIVE, A DISTANCE OF 104.65 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE IN A SOUTHERLY DIRECTION PARALLEL TO AND 23 FEET FROM THE WESTERLY LOT LINE OF LOT 13 A DISTANCE OF 129.92 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE IN A SOUTHWESTERLY DIRECTION ALONG THE SOUTHERLY LOT LINE OF LOTS 11 AND 12 A DISTANCE OF 66.0 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. DATED at SEBRING, Florida, this 2nd day of September, 2010. ROBERT W. GERMAINE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT HIGHLANDS County, Florida By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: SHAPIRO & FISHMAN, LLP 10004 North Dale Mabry Hwy, Suite 112 September 12, 19, 2010 1050LegalsIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CASE NO.: 2008-CA-001723 CIVIL DIVISION BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATE HOLDERS CWALT, INC. ALTERNATIVE LOAN TRUST 2005-J14 MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-J14 PLAINTIFF, -VSRICARDO A. GUTIERREZ A/K/A RICARDO GUTIERREZ AND NIURKA GUTIERREZ, HUSBAND AND WIFE; BANK OF AMERICA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA; UNKNOWN PARTIES IN POSSESSION #1; IF LIVING, AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER AND AGAINST THE ABOVE NAMED 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 DEFENDANTS. AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated September 1, 2010, entered in Civil Case No. 2008-CA-001723 of the Circuit Court of the 10TH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida, wherein BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATE HOLDERS CWALT, INC. ALTERNATIVE LOAN TRUST 2005-J14 MORTGAGE PASSTHROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-J14, PLAINTIFF and RICARDO A. GUTIERREZ A/K/A RICARDO GUTIERREZ AND NIURKA GUTIERREZ, HUSBAND AND 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 28, 2010, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: ALL OF LOT 11 AND 12, LESS AND EXCEPT THE EASTERLY 23 FEET OF LOT 12, BLOCK 263, OF LAKE SEBRING, SHEET 5, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 16, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE POINT OF BEGINNING AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF LOT 11, BLOCK 263, OF LAKE SEBRING SUBDIVISION; THENCE IN A NORTHWESTERLY DIRECTION ALONG THE EASTER1050Legals 1000 Subscribe to the News-Sun Call 385-6155 www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, September 12, 2010Page 5D

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Call 385-6155 and a Sales Representative will be glad to assist you! IN THECIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 09001681GCS OCWEN LOAN SERVICING, LLC, Plaintiff, vs. BERNARD L. BRUNER; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF BERNARD L. BRUNER; REBECCA L. BRUNER; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF REBECCA L. BRUNER; 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 46, BLOCK 45, LEISURE LAKES SECTION 16, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 22, 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 28, 2010. DATED THIS 16th 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 16th 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 12, 19, 2010 **See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the individual or agency sending the notice at Echevarria & Associates, P.A., P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, FL 33622-5018, telephone (813) 251-4766, not later than seven (7) days prior to the proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771, or voice (V) 1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay Service. September 5, 12, 2010 1050Legals THE CIRCUITCOURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO. 28-2008-CA-001329 U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE FOR RASC 2007KS3, Plaintiff, vs. SALLIE WOODEN, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated August 19, 2010 and entered in Case No. 282008-CA-001329 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE FOR RASC 2007KS3, is the Plaintiff, and SALLIE WOODEN; TENANT #1 N/K/A ERICA WOODEN; are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE at 11:00 AM, on the 20th day of September, 2010, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOTS 13, 14, 15 AND 16, BLOCK 1, AVON PARK LAKES RED HILL FARMS ADDITION, UNIT L, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 68, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 2388 WEST HAVILAND ROAD, AVON PARK, FL 33825 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. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on August 19, 2010. ROBERT W. GERMAINE, CLERK Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Annette E. Daff Deputy Clerk Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F08084798-GMAC-CONVPUBLIC MEETINGNOTICE Heartland Workforce will hold a teleconference meeting of their Board of Directors on Wednesday, September 15, 2010, at 1:30 p.m. The teleconference will originate at the Heartland Workforce Administrative ofce, 2726 US Hwy 27 N, Sebring, Florida 33870. Persons interested in attending should arrive no later than 1:25 p.m. The purpose of the meeting is board consideration to approve increasing a current contract with the School Board of Highlands County. For more information see agenda posted on the Heartland Workforce website at www.heartland-workforce.org September 12, 2010 Deputy Clerk Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F09046565 BANKAMERICAN2-CONVSeptember 5, 12, 2010 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUITCOURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO. 28-2009-CA-000625 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. JOHN C. DUTCHER, SR. A/K/A JOHN C. DUTCHER, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated September 20, 2010 and entered in Case No. 28-2009-CA-000625 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., is the Plaintiff, and JOHN C. DUTCHER, SR. A/K/A JOHN C. DUTCHER; EVA MORGAN; STATE OF FLORIDA; HIGHLANDS COUNTY; HIGHLANDS COUNTY CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT; AMERICAN EXPRESS CENTURION BANK; are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE at 11:00 AM, on the 20th day of September, 2010, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 375, OF SEBRING RIDGE SECTION A, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 45, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 3502 MARLIN DRIVE, SEBRING, FL 33870 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. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on August 20, 2010. ROBERT W. GERMAINE, CLERK Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Lisa Tantillo NOTICE OFEXECUTIVE SESSION NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SEBRING will meet pursuant to Section 286.011(8), Florida Statutes, with its City Administrator and attorneys on Tuesday, September 21, 2010, at 5:30 p.m. at the City Council Chambers of the City of Sebring, 368 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida, for the purpose of discussing settlement negotiations or strategy sessions related to litigation expenditures in the lawsuit styled: City of Sebring v. Mark, Inc. and American Southern Insurance Company, Case Number 09-1655-GCS. The persons who will be attending this session are: Council Members, John Grifn, John Clark, Margie Rhoades, Scott Stanley, and Bud Whitlock; Scott Noethlich, City Administrator; and Lee A. Weintraub and Kenn Goff, special litigation attorneys for the City of Sebring, and a certied court reporter. The estimated length of the special meeting is one hour. DATED: September 9, 2010 CITY OF SEBRING By: /s/ Kathy Haley City Clerk September 12, 2010 1050Legals IN THECIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 09000731GCS INDYMAC VENTURE, LLC PLAINTIFF -VSKARLYN GUIRAND AKA KARYN GUIRAND; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF KARLYN GUIRAND AKA KARYN GUIRAND; UNKNOWN PERSONS IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; DEFENDANT(S) NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated August 18, 2010, and entered in Case No. 09000731GCS, of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida. INDYMAC VENTURE, LLC is Plaintiff and KARLYN GUIRAND AKA KARYN GUIRAND; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF KARLYN GUIRAND AKA KARYN GUIRAND; UNKNOWN PERSONS IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; ; are defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash IN THE JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE LOCATED AT430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FL, IN HIGHLANDS COUNTY, at 11:00 a.m. on the 20th day of September, 2010, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 45, BLOCK 3, ORANGE BLOSSOM ESTATES UNIT NO. II, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 48, 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 18th 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 5, 12, 2010 must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 1st day of September, 2010. ROBERT W. GERMAINE As Clerk of the Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak As Deputy Clerk Ben-Ezra & Katz, P.A. Attorneys for Plaintiff 2901 Stirling Road, Suite 300 Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312 Telephone: (305) 770-4100 Fax: (305) 653-2329 September 12, 19, 2010 1050Legals IN THECIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CASE NO. 09-1334 GCS CHASE HOME FINANCE, LLC, Plaintiff, -vsUNKNOWN HEIRS, BENEFICIARIES, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES OR OTHER CLAIMANTS BY AND THROUGH UNDER OR AGAINST THE ESTATE OF CARIDAD MENDEZ, DECEASED, et.al. Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated August 30 2010, and entered in Case No. 09-1334 GCS of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein CHASE HOME FINANCE, LLC, is a Plaintiff and UNKNOWN HEIRS, BENEFICIARIES, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES. LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES OR OTHER CLAIMANTS BY AND THROUGH UNDER OR AGAINST THE ESTATE OF CARIDAD MENDEZ, DECEASED; MICHAEL F. MENDEZ; MICHAEL ANGELO MENDEZ; MARIA CARIDAD MENDEZ; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANTS #2 are the Defendants. ROBERT W. GERMAINE as The Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at 430 S. Commerce Ave., Room 105, Sebring, FL 33870, at 11:00 A.M. on September 28, 2010, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 12, IN BLOCK 30, OF ORANGE BLOSSOM COUNTRY CLUB COMMUNITY UNITS 13 THROUGH 19 INCLUSIVE UNIT 14, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 10, AT PAGE 6, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens IN THECIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 28-2009-CA-000936 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. PLAINTIFF -VSJEMCO HOME, INC., A FLORIDA CORPORATION; LALENE B. JACELON; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF LALENE B. JACELON A/K/A LALENE JACELON IF ANY; 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 May 6, 2010, entered in Civil Case No. 282009-CA-000936 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 20th day of September, 2010 the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment, to-wit: A PORTION OF LOT 62, BLOCK 250, SUN N LAKE ESTATES OF SEBRING, UNIT 13, A SUBDIVISION ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 71 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA AND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: THE WESTERLY PORTION OF LOT 62, BLOCK 250, SUN N LAKE ESTATES OF SEBRING, UNIT 13, A SUBDIVISION ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9 PAGE 71 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA; BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHEASTERLY CORNER OF SAID LOT 62, WHICH INTERSECTS WITH THE NORTHWESTERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF GRANADA BLVD. AND ON THE ARC OF A CURVE CONCAVE TO THE SOUTH: THENCE IN A SOUTHWESTERLY DIRECTION AND ALONG THE ARC OF SAID CURVE TO THE LEFT (CURVE HAVING FOR ITS ELEMENTS AND RADIUS OF 4240.00 FEET TO A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 00 53'18'', A CHORD BEARING OF SOUTH 66 17'29'' WEST AND A CHORD DISTANCE OF 65.73 FEET) AND ARC DISTANCE OF 65.74 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE NORTH 24 09'10'' WEST, ALONG A RADIAL LINE, A DISTANCE OF 125.00 FEET TO A POINT ON THE ARC OF A CURVE CONCAVE TO THE LEFT (CURVE HAVING FOR ITS ELEMENTS AND RADIUS OF 4365.00 FEET A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 00 56'09'', A CHORD BEARING OF SOUTH 65 22'46'' WEST AND A CHORD DISTANCE OF 71.30 FEET) AN ARC DISTANCE OF 99.79' (PLAT) AND 100.22' (CALCULATED) TO THE POINT OF CURVATURE; THENCE IN A SOUTHEASTERLY DIRECTION ALONG SAID CURVE TO THE LEFT (CURVE HAVING FOR ITS ELEMENTS AND RADIUS OF 25.00 FEET, A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 89 19'41.83'', A CHORD BEARING OF SOUTH 70 04'18'' EAST AND CHORD DISTANCE OF 35.15 FEET) AN ARC DISTANCE OF 38.98 FEET TO THE POINT OF REVERSE CURVATURE AND ON THE NORTHWESTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF GRANADA BLVD. ALONG THE ARC OF CURVE CONCAVE TO THE SOUTH: THENCE IN A NORTHEASTERLY DIRECTION AND ALONG THE ARC OF SAID CURVE TO THE RIGHT CURVE HAVING FOR ITS ELEMENTS AND RADIUS OF 4240.00 FEET, A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 00 35'32'', A CHORD BEARING OF NORTH 65 33'04'' EAST AND CHORD DISTANCE OF 43.83 FEET) AND ARC DISTANCE OF 43.83 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. 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 7th day of MAY, 2010. ROBERT W. GERMAINE, CLERK Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak 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 09-62876 NATB September 5, 12, 2010 NOTICE UNDERFICTITIOUS NAME LAW NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the ctitious name of Commercial Truck and Trailer Repair, in Highlands County, Florida, intends to register the said name with the Division of Corporations of the Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. Dated at Sebring, Florida, this 10th day of September, 2010. Windmill Farms Nurseries, Inc., a Florida corporation By: /s/ Eric C. Cord, President September 12, 15, 17, 2010 WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on July 29, 2010. ROBERT W. GERMAINE, CLERK Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F09076677 COUNTRYCLA-SPECFHLMC**See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the individual or agency sending the notice at Echevarria & Associates, P.A., P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, FL 33622-5018, telephone (813) 251-4766, not later than seven (7) days prior to the proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771, or voice (V) 1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay Service. September 12, 19, 2010 1050Legals THE CIRCUITCOURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO. 28-2009-CA-001224 BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP, Plaintiff, vs. FROILAN A. BARINAS A/K/A FROILAN BARINAS, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated April 6, 2010 and entered in Case No. 282009-CA-001224 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP, is the Plaintiff, and FROILAN A. BARINAS A/K/A FROILAN BARINAS; ANA M. BARINAS AKA ANA BARINAS; are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE at 11:00 AM, on the 28th day of September, 2010, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 1000, SEBRING HILLS, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 2, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 7 SOUTH EGRET STREET, SEBRING, FL 33872 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 28-2009-CA-001495 DIVISION: General Court ALPHONSO KENDRIX, and SHIRLEY HARRIS AS PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE ESTATE OF ALICE PEARL KENDRIX, Plaintiffs, vs. SARAH KENDRICK, UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated June 7, 2010 and entered in Case No. 282009-CA-001495 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein ALPHONSO KENDRIX, and SHIRLEY HARRIS AS PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE ESTATE OF ALICE PEARL KENDRIX are the Plaintiffs, and SARAH KENDRICK, ESTATE OF CHARLES WILSON KENDRICK, UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE at 11:00 AM, on the 28th day of September, 2010, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: Lots 2, 3, and 4, Block A, South Addition to Highway Park, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 5, Page 75, 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. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on MAY 10, 2010. ROBERT W. GERMAINE, CLERK Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk **See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the individual or agency sending the notice at Echevarria & Associates, P.A., P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, FL 33622-5018, telephone (813) 251-4766, not later than seven (7) days prior to the proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771, or voice (V) 1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay Service. May 26; June 2, 2010 Counsel for Plaintiffs: Law Ofce of Adam Deli, LLC, 10175 Fortune Pkwy, #902, Jacksonville, FL 32256 September 12, 19, 2010 IN THECIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. GC 07-1116 SUN N LAKE OF SEBRING IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT, a special district and a public corporation of the State of Florida, Plaintiff, vs. EWART AUSTINE, if alive, and if not, his unknown spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, or other parties claiming by, through, under or against EWART AUSTINE, and all claimants under any of such party; MARTHA SPENCE, a single woman, if alive, and if not, her unknown spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, or other parties claiming by, through, under or against MARTHA SPENCE, and all claimants under any of such party; DEVELOPER FINANCE CORPORATION, a Delaware corporation, its successors and assigns; and NATIONAL RECREATIONAL PROPERTIES OF SUN N LAKES, LLC., a Florida Limited Liability Company; its successors and assigns; Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a nal decree of foreclosure entered in the above-titled cause in the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida, I will sell the property situate in Highlands County, Florida, described as: Parcel 1: Lot 10, Block 342, Unit 16, Sun n Lake Estates of Sebring, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 10, Page 04, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. Parcel 2: Lot 11, Block 342, Unit 16, Sun n Lake Estates of Sebring, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 10, Page 04, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. Parcel 3: Lot 05, Block 359, Unit 16, Sun n Lake Estates of Sebring, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 10, Page 04, 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, in Sebring, Florida at 11:00 A.M. on the 30th day of September, 2010. SIGNED this 3rd day of September, 2010. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk September 12, 19, 2010 (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of rst publication of this Notice is September 5, 2010. Person Giving Notice: Edward D. Lutz 7170 Southport Drive Boynton Beach, Florida 33472 John K. McClure Attorney for Petitioner Florida Bar No. 286958 MCCLURE & LOBOZZO 211 S. Ridgewood Dr. Sebring, Florida 33870 Telephone: (863) 402-1888 Fax: (863) 402-2436 September 5, 12, 2010 1050Legals Page 6DNews-SunSunday, September 12, 2010www.newssun.co m

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CALLJOYCE@ 863-385-6155OREMAIL: joyce.fettinger@newssun.com FORDETAILS!! Have manuscript poems written by and belonging to David Williams (d. Miami, June 1994), Licensed Land Surveyor (MD, WV, FL) in Sebring, 19811982, living at time of death at 222 Eagle Avenue, Sebring, with his brother Derek and their blind father David (former singing waiter in Cleveland, OH and Chicago. IL), both now deceased. David Williams was a close friend of mine for 25 years. I have had in my possession, since shortly after his death, a typed collection of his poetry. I would like to share Davids poems with any and all of his relatives who would like a copy of the collection. Included are about 100 drafts and complete poems. Members of Davids extended family who would like copies of his poems, please contact me at:geeleemce@aol.comBecause I have reached my mid 70s, it is important to me to see that Davids poems be entrusted to any interested relative or descendant of Davids, for that is their proper place. Georgia Lee McElhaney Seeking Members of the Kaufman, Ross and Williams families in Sebring, formerly of N.Y. state. NOTICE Notice is hereby given that the Sebring City Council will hold a Public Hearing at Councils regular meeting on Tuesday, September 21, 2010 at 6:30 p.m. at Sebring City Hall, 368 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL. The Public Hearing is to discuss the water and sewer rates for FY 2010/2011. Any person who might wish to appeal any decision made by the Sebring City Council is hereby advised that he will need a record of the proceedings and for such purpose may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made which will include the testimony and evidence upon which such appeal is to be made. The Sebring City Council does not discriminate upon the basis of any individuals disability status. Anyone requiring reasonable accommodations as provided for the American with Disabilities Act should contact Mrs. Kathy Haley, City Clerk at (863) 471-5100. Kathy Haley, CMC, City Clerk GENERAL MAINTENANCEFull-time,year-roundpositionresponsibleforrepairandmaintenanceofCollegefacilitiesandgrounds.Highschooldiplomaorequivalencypreferred.Generalmaintenanceexperience required.Positioninvolvesmoderatelyheavymanualwork, includingliftingandmovingheavyequipmentandsupplies. Startingsalaryrange:$17,886-$20,032plusacomprehensivebenefitspackage,includingretirement,health/lifeinsurance,andvacation/sickleave.Applicationdeadline:5p.m., 9/21/10.Pleasevisitourwebsiteformoreinformation.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 LOOKIING For Professional Individual with Personal Lines Insurance experience. Please Email resume to sleal@wellsinsurance.com or Fax to 863-699-1925 2100Help WantedDENTAL ASSISTANTWANTED for high volume practice. Must be experienced. Please call 863-382-9090 2100Help Wanted MEDICAID CASEWORKERNEEDED. Good Pay and Benets. Must be exible. Travel in Highlands / Hardee county areas. Mon. thru Fri. 11am to 8pm. Alternating working every other Saturday. Fax resume to 863-402-3197. DRIVER NEEDED .Evidence of 1 yr veriable driving exp. within past 3 yrs. CDL preferred. Delivery type work. Must be able to lift 125 lbs. Must have clean driving record and pass drug test and DOT physical. Apply: Heartland Career Center, 2730 US 27, N., Sebring. CPA FIRMNEEDS Income Tax Preparer with 2 years experience. Send resume to: Email: rbnpa@earthlink.net Fax: 863-385-3906 Mail: 102 S. Ridgewood Dr. Suite 6, Sebring, FL 33870 2100Help Wanted 2000 Employment NEED YOURHOUSE CLEANED? Sebring, Avon Park, Lake Placid. Call (863)471-9044 DO YOU NEED HELP??I have openings for afternoons, 3:30 pm to help prepare meals, shop or?? $15 hourly, with a minimum of 2 hours. Call Donna 863-253-2688 1550Professional ServicesLOOKING for live-in care-giver, Moore Haven area. Must have valid Driver's license and references. Care for 2 (Mother & Daughter) elderly ladies, prepare meals, run errands & assist with daily living. Room & board provided plus salary. Please send resume to lenhubb@gmail.com. 1400Health Care ServicesLOST: African Grey BIRD. Pearl Grey w/bright red tail. Lost Bonnett Creek/Old Bombing Range Rd, A.P. 863-452-5347 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 1100AnnouncementsBids Received: Until Friday, October 1, 2010 at 2:00 PM at the Ofce of the Owner as given above. Submit Bid in duplicate in sealed envelope with the project nameand with the Bidder's name clearly marked on the outside. Document Distribution: Documents are available for public inspection at the ofce of the Architect. Copies of the Drawings and Specications may be purchased at the ofce of the Architect for the non-refundable printing charge of $100.00 per set. No partial sets will be issued. Those who purchase documents will also receive a CD with electronic copies of the drawings and bidding documents in PDF format. Questions: Direct all questions to Suzanne Hunnicutt, Project Architect, Chastain-Skillman, Inc., at address given above. All questions and requests for approval of alternate materials or manufacturer's must be submitted to Architect seven days prior to bid date. Addenda issued during the bidding period will be sent to General Contractors that have purchased complete sets of Drawings and Specications. Pre-Bid Meeting: A MANDATORY Pre-Bid Meeting for General Contractor Bidders will be held at 2:30 PM on Friday, September 17, 2010 at the Highlands County Health Department at the address given above. Bond Required: Bid Bond, Cashier's Check or Certied Check in the amount of 5 percent of proposal (Base Bid) must accompany bid. All bids must also be accompanied by an executed "Public Entity Crime" form and "Drug Free Workplace" form. If the successful bid is greater than $200,000, a Public Construction Bond in the amount of 100 percent of contract amount will be required of successful bidder. Bid Withdrawal: No bidder may withdraw his bid for a period of 30 days after date set for openings thereof. Owner's Responsibility: Owner intends to award a contract to the Bidder which best suits his interest. Owner reserves the right to waive any informality in any bid and to reject any or all bids in whole or in part, with or without cause. Bid bonds and/or certied checks will be returned as soon as practicable after the Owner awards a contract. September 12, 15, 17, 2010 1055HighlandsCounty LegalsSECTION 0011 13 INVITATION TO BID Project: Highlands County Health Department Sebring Ofce Remodeling Sebring, Florida Owner: Highlands County Health Department Attention: Erin Hess or Chris Awtey 7205 S. George Blvd. Sebring, FL 33875 Architect: Chastain-Skillman, Inc. 363 U.S. 27 South Sebring, FL 33870 (863) 382-4160 1055HighlandsCounty Legals U. S.DISTRICT COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA Reappointment of U.S. Magistrate Judge Frank J. Lynch, Jr. Fort Pierce, FL Written comments from members of the bar and public are invited as to whether the incumbent magistrate judge should be recommended by the Magistrate Judge Merit Selection Panel for reappointment by the Court, and should be directed in a condential, sealed envelope to Steven M. Larimore, Clerk of Court, U. S. District Court, 400 North Miami Avenue, Room 8N09, Miami, FL 33128, or to the Chair of the Panel, John Mariani, Esq., at 777 South Flagler Drive, Suite 500 East, West Palm Beach, FL 33401, no later than September 13, 2010. Full public notice available under Public notices, www.sd.uscourts.gov. August 29; September 5, 12, 2010 IN THECIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 28-2008-CA-001362 KONDAUR CAPITAL CORPORATION Plaintiff vs. DIANNE SUSDORF, et al. Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure or Order dated July 12th, 2010, entered in Civil Case Number 28-2008-CA-001362, in the Circuit Court for HIGHLANDS County, Florida, wherein KONDAUR CAPITAL CORPORATION is the Plaintiff, and DIANNE SUSDORF, et al., are the Defendants, I will sell the property situated in HIGHLANDS County, Florida, described as: Lot 72, Block A of Spring Lake Section One, according to the Map or Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 9, Page 23, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at Jury Assembly Room, in Basement of Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33871, at 11:00 a.m. on the 28th day of September, 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. Dated: July 13, 2010. Robert W. Germaine CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk September 12, 19, 2010 NOTICE OFSALE The following vehicles will be sold at public sale or auction to satisfy lien pursuant to Chapter 713.78(2) of the Florida statutes at 10:00 a.m. on 9/28/10 At 1118 WEIGLE AVE., Sebring, FL 33870. 1995 FORD 1FTFX14H8SKA02304 SALE DATE 10/11/10 1990 TOYOTA JT3VN39W2L0010697 SALE DATE 10/18/10 1995 SATURN 1G8ZF5281SZ304890 September 12, 2010 1050Legals Classied ads get fast results www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, September 12, 2010Page 7D

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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. CAMPUS DIRECTOR … Full-time, administrative position to manage all college activities at SFCCs DeSoto campus located in Arcadia, Florida. Masters degree in a field related to Education, Management, or Student Services required. Administrative experience required, preferably in an educational institution. Experience in academic advisement, student services, and financial aid desired. Must be willing to reside in the local community. STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES DIRECTOR … Full-time, grant-funded position responsible for the success of Student Support Services and other TRiO programs. Related Masters degree and 5 five years experience in postsecondary education required, including 3 years in a related program. Competitive salaries with comprehensive benefits, including retirement, health/life insurance, and vacation/sick leave. Detailed position announcements and application information located on our Web site. Positions open until filled. Application review begins October 1, 2010. SFCC IS AN EQUAL ACCESS/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY INSTITUTION600 West College Drive Avon Park, FL 33825 (863)453-6661 € FAX (863) 784-7497 E-MAIL: jobs@southflorida.edu www.southflorida.edu/hr/ 3310 Hwy. 27 South Sebring, FL33870EOEE-mail: resumesebring@crosscountry-auto.comFor more information about Cross Country Automotive Services,we encourage you to visit our website at: www.CrossCountry-Auto.co mAGreatPlaceto Work!Thank you, James for all you do.863-402-2786 James PaulAssociate of the Month Highlands County Board of County Commissioners For minimum qualifications and a full job description visit us on our website at www .hcbcc.net In order to be considered for employment you must complete our electronic job application or submit a completed paper application to be considered for employment with Highlands County BCC.The following position closes on 9/13/2010 The following position closes on 9/15/2010 Code Enforcement Official … 766 PG 17 $14.46/hour … $23.69/hour. If you previously submitted a job application you will still be considered for this position you will not need to submit a new application. Public Works Specialist … 954 PG 11 $11.03/hour … $17.77/hour.EOE/Vet Pref/Drug Free Workplace Subscribe to the News-Sun Call 385-6155 9000 Transportation 8000 Recreation SHIHTZU PUPPIESblack & white, 5 months old, 2 males. Have had rabie s vaccine, $300, each. Call 863-382-3808. PUPPIES 9 WKS American Bulldog and American staffordshire mix. 1 female & 3 Males. $150. Call 863-381-2110 PIT BULLPUPPIES 8 available. 8 weeks old. Have been wormed and have 1st shots. $150 each. 863-452-5782 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. FREE TOGOOD HOME Siberian Husky, female, 14 mos old, has papers 863-781-7588 FREE To Good Home Kittens 1 male & 1 female 8 weeks old 863-253-9063 7520Pets & Supplies SEBRING HILLSHUGE MOVING SAL E! 212 Robin Ave., Fri-Sat, Sept 17-1 8, 8am-? Kitchen Crafts, Christmas, Linen s, Furniture, Decor, Sewing, Louis Lamo ur Books, & MORE! SEBRING 9309Fox Rd, off Hwy 66, Fri-Sat, Sept. 17-18, 9am-? Toys, Home Decor, Household Items, Books Kitchenware, Clothes, Electronics, & More! Refreshments Provided! 9 LARGEBOOKS on Antiques: Roadshow, McCoy, Collectibles, Glass Furniture, Encyclopedia of Antiques w/pictures. New Condition. All $50. Other Antiques & Collectibles. Appointment Only Call 863-471-2302 7320Garage & Yard Sales STOVE -Kenmore, white, good condition $50 863-471-1735 RECLINER CLOTHchocolate brown, 18 months old, non-smoking, good condition. $75 863-513-0527 QUAD -CANE (4 leg base) was $60 ex. cond. $30 863-385-1615 POSTAGE STAMP3 cent on unused postcard $25 obo 863-471-3734 MOUNTED TEXASLONG HORNS $99. 863-414-8625 MICROWAVE GEover the stove, white very good condition $100 863-471-7135 METAL TRAILERcart (pulls behind mower or tractor) $69 863-699-1119 MATTRESS -Full Size, $25. Please ca ll 863-314-9338, leave message. MATTRESS &Boxspring queen size. $35 863-201-3720 HOMECOMING DRESS$40 863-441-7786 GUARDIAN WALKER(NEW) with wheels. $12. 863-414-8625 FUTON -black wrought iron with tan in nersrping mattress.Like new, paid $250 will sell. $100 863-202-5359 FLUTE Blessings model, $99 863-699-1119 EXCERCISE Weslo Momentum 610 elliptical $95 863-835-9207 DOLL -Miss Wonderful Nib $30 863-414-6296 DINNER WAREw/ platiumn. Mikassa, 68 pieces. $50 863-214-6697 DAY BEDcolor white, with mattress $100 863-835-9207 CRUTCHES -pair, adjustable was $60 goo cond. $20 863-385-1615 COMPUTER MONITORLCD 15 $25 863-414-6296 CAPODIMONTE -1 Fruit in basket & 1 Plack of owers,hang or stand-up. Both for $35 863-214-6697 BOYS JEANSsizes 12 16 $3 863-441-7786 BIKE -antique Ross 10 speed, needs new seat & tires. $50. 863-513-0527 7310Bargain Buys YAMAHA SYNTHESIZERKeyboard. Model MOTIF6. $695 obo. Call anytime. 863-446-1409PIANO -UPRIGHT $500 863-655-0311 7260Musical Merchandise DINING ROOMSET Cherrywood 3 pieces-Table w/ 1 leaf, 4 side / 2captain chairs, china cabinet & curio cabinet. $550 863-381-1686 NEW FURNITURE FOR LESS! HIGHPOINT FURNITURE OUTLET STORE 2346 U.S. 27 N, SEBRINGNorthofLowes&acrossfrom HomeDepot 7180Furniture 7000 Merchandise SPACE FOR RENT Booths for rent in NEW SEBRING CO-OP MALL opening in Oct. Sell your collectibles, crafts, treasures. Pieces of the Past Building. Reserve your space NOW! 954-295-7194 or email: nancyanzalone@bellsouth.net 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 1309Hi-Ta-Kee Small 3BR, 1BA in Better Area. Lg Yard. $600/mo. Lease & ReferencesWolf Lake Realty 863-452-2299 or 863-449-0159 SEBRING -2BR, 2BA house in Harder Hall area, 4015 Page Ave. $700/mo. with lawn care included. Call Jady at 863-381-2117 SEBRING (1) 2BR,2BA, on Lake Sebring, new kitchen, W/Dryer, Carport. Bring your boat. (2) 2 BR, 2/BA w/den, C/AIR, W/D hook-up, large fenced yard, $775/lmo. 954-295-7194 or email: nancyanzalone@bellsouth.net 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. Near YMCA. Call 863-875-5897 SEBRING 3BR,1BA, $600/mo.; 4BR, 1.5BA, $650/mo.,1BR, 1BA Apt., $300/ mo.; (Downtown off Circle); 2BR, 1BA w/workshop & garage, $600/mo.; Spacious 2 or 3BR, 2BA, Lakewood area, $700/mo.; 1BR, 1BA Apt (by WalMart) $350/mo. EASY MOVE-IN RATES 863-655-3504 OWNER WILL FINANCE 207 Dozier St. Harder Hall, Golf Course in front & back. New 3BR / 2BA / 2CG. Beautiful Kitchen, granite tops & nice tile work. Also available to rent. $1000 / mo. Call 561-452-1112 or 561-254-0124 LAKE PLACIDNear Lake Placid Boat Ramp with lake access. Unfurnished 2BR, 1BA Appliances, A/C. $650/mo. + $500 Security Deposit. 863-465-1354 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. Quiet street with city water, nice yard and many extras. Nn Smoke. Avail. @ $1,095/mo. 863-441-2844 or 863-465-3838 LAKE FRONTcompletely renovated, 3BR 2BA, availabel now, Little Lake Jackson. $900 monthly. 863-441-1967 AVON PARK: Clean, quiet 1BR, 1BA & 2BR, 2BA Apts FROM $395/mo.; 3BR, 2BA House on Touchtone Dr.; SEBRING: 2BR, 1BA & 3BR, 1BA Houses, FROM $395/mo; 2BR, 1BA Mobile Home off Desoto Rd, $475/mo.; 3BR, 2BA House w/pool, large yard. 863-991-2454 or 1-877-206-7772 AVON PARK 609 W. PleasantSt.,off Hwy 27 near new Wal-Mart,4BR, 2BA 2 story, replace & wood oors. Sm pets OK, w/proof of vaccinations. $700/mo., $1000 dep. Ref. required. 863-453-7218 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 6300Unfurnished HousesSEBRING Country Club of Sebring, 2BR, 2BA, den, lanai, pool. Available Sept. 1st December 31st. Call 812-482-4601 or 812-639-0512. 6250Furnished 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 RELAX ATLake Isis Villas! Luxurious 2 BR Apartment. Clean & Quiet Setting. Call 863-453-2669 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 6200UnfurnishedApartmentsLEMONTREE 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 Castle Hill Apartments of Avon Park Accepting Applications for 1 & 2 Bedroom Apts. Available to individuals 62 years or older, handicap/disabled, regardless of age. For rental information & applications, Please Call: 863-452-6565 TDD: 1-800-955-8771 This institution is an Equal Opportunity Provider, and Employer.Los Apt. de Castle Hill de Avon ParkEstan aceptando aplicaciones para Apts. de 1 y 2 recamaras. Disponible a personas de 62 anos o mas, Incapacidad sica/mental, no importa la edad. Para mas informacion favor de llamar 863-452-6565. TDD 1-800-955-8771 Esta Institucion Es De Igualdad De Oportunidad Al Proveedor, Y Empleador **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. 6200UnfurnishedApartmentsSEBRING -ON LAKE JACKSON... Great Sunsets! Recently Totally Renovated. Furnished 2BR, 1BA, $550/mo, + sec. includes W/S/G & Cable. No Pets 863-471-6317 6150FurnishedApartments SEBRING-2 story Town Home for rent 3BR/ 2.5BA 1CG., $800/mo. No smoking, no pets. PH: 863-655-0311 SEBRING 2BR,2BA, extra nice Duplex located at the end of a quiet, dead-end street near Sebring High School. NO DOGS! 595/mo. + utilities. $300 deposit. Available Immediately. 863-382-6556. 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 1407Highland Dr. 2BR/1BA, no pets, no kids. Walk to Shopping $550/mo., 1st, last & $500 security. Call 863-465-0075 6050Duplexes for Rent 6000 RentalsSEBRINGWHISPERINGPINES VILLAGE 55+, Rent with option to buy. 3BR, 3BA, New air conditioning & appliances, hardwood ooring. Must see to appreciate. 863-385-8806 5150Mobile HomesFor RentAVON PARK 1 BRUNFURNISHED, refrigerator, stove, W/D hook-up, A/C, water included, no pets. $100 deposit. $200 monthly. 863-453-3610 5150Mobile HomesFor Rent Palm Harbor Homes Only 1'2009' Model Left Save Thousands! Call for Details 1-800-622-2832 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. 4080Homes for SaleSebringATTENTION: Cash for your Home, Duplex, Apartment, Commercial Property. Rapid Closing, "As Is Condition. 863-441-2689 STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL 4040Homes For Sale 4000 Real Estate 3000 Financial 2100Help Wanted 2100Help Wanted Page 8DNews-SunSunday, September 12, 2010www.newssun.co m


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