Curfew faces resistancePAGE2ADragons edge Streaks; Avon Park topples twoPAGE1BNEWS-SUN Highlands County's Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 Friday-Saturday, September 17-18, 2010www.newssun.comVolume 91/Number 112 | 50 cents www.newssun .com 079099401001 HighLow 92 71Complete Forecast PAGE 12A Thunderstorm possible in the afternoon Forecast Question: Do you agree with President Obama's statement on Monday that his policies have stabilized the economy'? Next question: Has the recent swine flu scare made you more likely to get a flu shot this winter? www.newssun .com Make your voice heard at Online Obituaries Thomas Bruch Age 64, of Charlotte, Mich. Robert Henderson Age 81, of Avon Park Stanford Stansberry Jr. Age 58, of Winter Garden Karen Thompson Age 70, of Lake Placid Thomas Travison Jr. Age 56, of Sebring Obituaries, Page 5A Phone ... 385-6155Fax ... 385-2453Online: www.newssun.com Yes 15.4% No 84.6% Total votes: 130 Classifieds9A Community Briefs5A Community Calendar8A Dear Abby11B Editorial & Opinion4A Healthy Living6B Lottery Numbers2A Movie Times11B Religion8B Sports On TV2B Sudoku Puzzle11B Index As tea partiers shake up GOP politics, what's the party all about? Tea Party primer PAGE12B Metro Servic es By ALEX VEIGA APReal Estate WriterLOS ANGELES Lenders took back more homes in August than in any month since the start of the U.S. mortgage crisis. The increase in home repossessions came even as the number of properties entering the foreclosure process slowed for the seventh month in a row, foreclosure listing firm RealtyTrac Inc. said Thursday. In all, banks repossessed 95,364 properties last month, up 3 percent from July and an increase of 25 percent from August 2009, RealtyTrac said. August makes the ninth month in a row that the pace of homes lost to foreclosure has increased on an annual basis. The previous high was in May. Banks have been stepping up repossessions to clear out their backlog of bad loans with an eye on eventually placing the foreclosed properties on the market, but they can't afford to simply dump the properties on the market. Concerns are growing that the housing market recovery could stumble amid stubbornly high unemployment, a sluggish economy and faltering consumer confidence. U.S. home sales have collapsed since federal homebuyer tax credits expired in April. That's one reason fewer than onethird of homes repossessed by lenders are on the market, said Rick Sharga, a senior vice president at RealtyTrac. "These (properties) are going to come to market, but very slowly because nobody wants to overwhelm a soft buyer's market with too much distressed inventory for fear of what it would do for house prices," he said. US homes lost to foreclosure up 25% on year Banks trying to clear backlog of bad loans See BANKS, page 6A By SAMANTHAGHOLAR email@example.comThe Highlands County school district has welcomed a unique and helpful program to students who wish to complete their high school education. An organization known as Alternatives Unlimited, founded in 1997, has partnered with various school districts throughout the United States to provide educational opportunities to students in need. Alternatives Unlimited organization has created the Drop Back In program here in Highlands County. Creation of the program began back in June. Edeta Roofe, director of AU, and her staff worked to get contracts from the school district, budgets finalized, and various other loose ends tied. The Drop Back In program provides small classes and individual instruction to students. "The students have five hours of instruction daily. They work at their own pace to finish the course and when they are complete they receive a diploma from the Highlands County school district," said Roofe. The interactive curriculum allows students to utilize computer labs and computerized instruction in addition to traditional daily instructors. Students also participate in FCAT, ACTand SAT preparatory material and take the standardized tests. "All of the instructors a re certified and are qualifie d. They were screened by t he school district for the pos itions," Roofe explained. Students ages 14 to 21 wh o enroll in the program recei ve a schedule based on t he course load they need to complete the school distric t's graduation requirement s. Program allows dropouts to Drop Back In' for diploma See PROGRAM, page 7A Metro Services Follow the News-Sun on www.facebook.com/newssun By ED BALDRIDGE firstname.lastname@example.orgSEBRING County commissio ners voted on Tuesday to send a resol ution to support the removal of islan ds created in Lake Istokpoga nine yea rs ago. According to Clell Ford, coun ty lakes manager, the Lake Istokpo ga Management Committee wants to remove the 500,000-plus cubic yar ds of organic muck and rank tusso ck from 42 islands in the lake. "Originally, Fish and Wildli fe thought that the islands would ser ve as habitat for local species," Fo rd said. "But that is not working as th ey planned. The Istokpoga La ke Management have requested that t he islands be removed, and they wa nt Fish and Wildlife funds to pay for it; they do not expect any funds from an y other source." But there are legal, permitting an d technical issues as well as moneta ry concerns. Ray Royce, who owns proper ty adjacent to four of the islands, want ed to point out that the reason that t he islands were created was that the re was no way to remove that fill conv eniently. "I don't know of any logistical w ay to remove those islands," Royce sai d. "I would encourage the county not to spend even staff resources on th is project. Most of the islands are in existence because they could n ot move it or find an adjacent land own er to take it." Beacham Furse, a representati ve County asks FWC to remove islands in Istokpoga See ISLANDS, page 3A A Rewarding Ride By SAMANTHAGHOLAR email@example.comLAKE PLACID Alarge group of Lake Placid Elementary School students were rewarded on Thursday morning for their hard work and diligence on last years Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test. The group consisted of 42 students who all scored an achievement level of five and above, including eight students with a perfect score in reading, math, and science. These outstanding students were rewarded with lunch at Pizza Hut and a limo ride; the limo being the most important part of the equation. The students were surprised to find out that the limo would be a stretch Hummer that would take them to and from Lake Placid Elementary to Pizza Hut on U.S. 27 where they could enjoy their favorite pizza and celebrate their achievements. Although the students and faculty were excited and looking forward to the limo ride, they weren't prepared for what they saw when it pulled up. "It's pink!" they all said. Both the teachers and students were all surprised. The limo was provided by Clean FCAT scores land students a swanky trip News-Sun photos by KATARASIMMONS A group of Lake Placid Middle School sixth graders ride in style Thursday after eating lunch at Pizza Hut in Lake Placid. The students earned lunch and a limo ride by scoring level five and above on last year's FCAT. See FCAT, page 7A
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If anyone listed here is acquitted or has charges dropped, they can bring in proof of such decision or mail a copy to the paper and the News-Sun will be happy to report that information. The News-Sun is at 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL 33870. The following people were booked into the Highlands County Jail on Wednesday, Sept. 15: George David Albach, 46, of Sebring, was charged with refusing to submit to a DUI test, DUI fourth or subsequent offense, driving while license suspended second offense and failure to register a motor vehicle. Issac Ben Brown, 38, of Sebring, was charged with trespassing and resisting an officer with violence. Todd Allen Buchanan, 45, of Sebring, was charged with non-support. Dennis Earl Javery, 66, of Sebring, was charged with trespassing. Steffen Andre Redden, 25, of Avon Park, was charged with battery and domestic battery by strangulation. Cristobal Velazquez Jr, 33, of Avon Park, was charged with cruelty toward child, disturbing the peace and battery. The following people were booked into the Highlands County Jail on Tuesday, Sept. 14: Derek Anthony Armstrong, 22, of Tampa, was charged with two violations of municipal ordinance reference Hillsborough County failure to comply with treatment center. Vincent Van Bryson, 25, of Sebring, was charged with three counts of violation of probation reference possession of oxycodone, possession of clonazepam, and possession of cocaine. Nichole Lynn Carpenter, 19, of Sebring, was charged with petit theft. Miyonshe Peondre Goldsmith, 19, of Lake Placid, was charged with violation of probation reference aggravated assault with deadly weapon. Timothy Devin Haynes, 28, of Frostproof, was charged with petit theft. Michael Anthony Johns, 32, of Avon Park, was charged with withholding support. Claudio Ramirez, 45, of Lake Placid, was charged with withholding support. Michael Tavoris Owens, 26, of Sebring, was charged with battery and obstructing justice harassing in misdemeanor proceedure. Joseph Rivers, 29, of Avon Park, was charged with two counts of violation of probation reference cocaine sale/ manufacture/deliver. Jennifer Howard Robinson, 32, was charged with disturbing the peace and resisting an officer without violence. Adrian Tyrone Turner, 32, of Lake Placid, was charged with driving while license suspended. POLICEBLOTTER Special to the Newas-Sun LAKE WALES David W aters is grateful for every m oment of his life. He r ecently received a liver a nd kidney transplant. A lthough he is recovering, h e faces overwhelming e xpenses related to the t ransplant. In 2008, Waters, 43, u nderwent routine gallb ladder surgery and e xpected to go home a few h ours after the procedure. I nstead, he received shocki ng news. He learned he w as suffering from ascites, a condition in which excess f luid is trapped between a bdominal tissues. The illness had caused l iver and kidney failure. D octors said a liver and k idney transplant was critic al to his survival. He r eceived the new organs in J uly. Waters and his children h ave dealt with many o bstacles in the past severa l years. The children's m other lost her battle with c ancer several years before h e received his diagnosis. H e has fought hard to overc ome these challenges so h e can be here for his child ren. Although his life is not c ompletely back to normal, W aters is getting stronger e very day and is thankful t o be at home with his fami ly. He looks forward to g oing fishing, playing flag f ootball and a round of g olf, and cooking out with f riends and family. Aliver and kidney transp lant costs more than $ 750,000. Even with health insura nce, Waters faces signific ant medical expenses r elated to his transplant. F or the rest of his life, he w ill need follow-up care a nd daily anti-rejection m edications. The cost of post-transp lant medications can r ange from $2,000 to $ 5,000 per month, and they a re as critical to his survival as the transplant itself. Although he worked in the agriculture field for many years, his health now prevents him from working, adding to the financial strain. Waters turned to the National Foundation for Transplants (NFT) for assistance with some of these financial burdens. NFTis a nonprofit organization that helps patients raise funds to pay for transplant-related expenses. Friends and family are planning a barbecue fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 2 at Just One More Bar and Grill, 112 E. Crystal Ave. in Lake Wales. The cost is $6 per plate and includes chicken or pulled pork with potato salad, baked beans and a dinner roll. The event will include several raffles. Volunteers will also hold a rummage sale and bake sale the same day from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Lake Wales New Harvest Worship Center, 45 S. MLK Blvd. Event organizers are still seeking rummage sale items and will arrange to pick up any donations. For more information about these events, or to volunteer or donate rummage sale items, please contact Janet Partain at firstname.lastname@example.org or 863-589-2300. To make a tax-deductible donation in honor of Waters, please send a contribution to the NFT Florida Liver/Kidney Fund, 5350 Poplar Ave., Suite 430, Memphis, TN 38119. Please be sure to write "in honor of David Waters" on the memo line. Secure donations also can be made online at www.transplants.org. Donors should click on "Patients We Help" to locate Waters. Fundraiser to help Lake Wales transplant recipient By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEYchristopher.email@example.com m SEBRING With t he recent passing of Superintendent Ji m Higgins, the city has to decide how to now ma nage the municipal go lf course. City Administrat or Scott Noethlich sa id Thursday morning that a committee has be en formed to look at tw o main options: finding a replacement superinten dent or contracting with a management firm. The committee has n ot yet had an opportunity to meet. Once it does t he process of choosing an option, and finding t he right person or compan y will take time, Noethli ch said. For that reason, the ci ty is looking for a loc al superintendent who cou ld help out part time, two or three days a week, gui ding the golf course crew Joe Rafferty, who h ad been the city's choic e, had to decline due to health. Rob Miller, director of public works for the cit y, is overseeing the cour se for the time being. Committee to search for Higgins' replacement News-Sun photo by ED BALDRIDGE The no trespassing' signs are clearly posted around the property, but residents of Ridgedale Apartments are still having issues with underage visitors after normal hours. By ED BALDRIDGE firstname.lastname@example.orgAVON PARK Citizens of Ridgedale Apartments in Avon Park just wanted some peace and quiet when they petitioned the city for a curfew, but met some opposition from council about the proposed restrictions. "It's a big issue with bigger liability," said City Attorney Gerald Buhr after the request was presented by the Avon Park Housing Authority Director Larry Shoeman. Ridgedale Apartments is one of the Housing Authority's low-income properties. "We need some data on this to support a curfew. Curfews can only be implemented for a specific area if it can be shown that there is a problem and that a curfew is required to help curve the problems," Buhr said. Curfews in Pinellas Park were shown to be too restrictive, according to Buhr, and they racked up a lot of legal fees. Jennifer Lewis, a longtime resident of the area, said that it was the outside kids that were a problem, not the local ones. "The problem is the kids from outside our neighborhood who hang out here," Lewis said during the meeting in front of council Monday. "All we want is to be safe. We have to do something to protect our kids." "I truthfully don't feel that it is Avon Park's responsibility to put a curfew on a private piece of property," Mayor Sharon Schuler said. "If we had a curfew in the whole town, that would be different, but I don't think we should bear the expense of our attorney to pay for curfew on a private piece of property." The Housing Authority has acquired funds to put up a fence around the facility and to implement a card identification program, Shoeman said, but the residents also requested the curfew as well as security cameras. Lewis, along with the Avon Park Police Department, have instituted a watch program to help with the situation, but the efforts are not enough. "I am for this. I think that if citizens want this curfew to be part of their regulations, then that's fine. But why does the city have to do this. Are you expecting the city to have to enforce your curfew?" asked Deputy Mayor Brenda Gray. "Yes, this would be part of the mechanism that would enforce a curfew. We are making improvements on the property. We are implementing a photo ID program so that when officers come they can ask for a photo ID (and) if they don't have one, they can be escorted off the property. The city has to adopt the ordinance," Shoeman told council. "As far as sharing costs, I can take that back to my board, but all we want is for the residents to have a safer place," Shoeman said. "So am I to understand that if the Housing Authority underwrites this, then the city will pass the ordinance?" Shoeman asked the council. "I don't know," responded Mayor Schuler. Residents meet resistance over curfew at Ridgedale I truthfully don't feel that it is Avon Park's responsibility to put a curfew on a private piece of property.'SHARONSCHULER mayor Special to the News-SunSEBRING Preparations are being made for prescribed burning at the Sun 'N Lake Preserve located at the end of Sun 'N Lakes Boulevard. Prescribed burning of the Preserve will take place within the next week. The northwest corner and some of the central portions of the Preserve are on the prescription for the planned burn. An easterly wind is expected and smoke should not hamper residents in the area. The Sun 'N Lake Preserve is a 1,350-acre site composed of a variety of plant communities. Many of the areas within the Preserve are fire dependent, which means they need occasional fire to survive and reproduce. In addition, prescribed fire reduces the threat of wildfire by reducing fuels that have built up on the forest floor. For additional information please contact Corine Burgess at 402-6545. Prescribed burns set at Sun 'N Lake Preserves Oil still washing up on beachesAssociated PressPENSACOLABEAC H Large tar balls are co ntinuing to wash up alon g Pensacola Beach, ev en though oil has stopp ed flowing from BP's blow n out Deep water Horizo n well. Beach resident Phyl lis Neal told the Pensaco la News Journal that s he found hundreds of lar ge tar balls on the beach an d in the water behind h er home. BPhas said it is st ill cleaning up hundreds of pounds of tar and o il washing on shore in t he region.
f rom Fish and Wildlife, state d that the county and mana gement committee should n ot expect too much too q uickly. "I am not sure we need a r esolution that is sort of an u ltimatum to remove these i slands," Furse said. "This resolution basically s ays that we want Fish and W ildlife to go out and proc ure the resources," C ommissioner Barbara S teward said. "This was not a spur-oft he-moment decision to build t hese islands. We worked w ith four land owners and u sed everything we could to m ove as much as we could f rom the shore," Furse said. We too want to remove t hese islands. If this is a comm on sense approach, then we c an work with it. But if this a n ultimatum, then we would have a little problem with removing islands that were legally permitted. "We are talking about $10 to $20 million for this project," Furse said. The commissioners were willing to compromise and added "when practical and financially reasonable" to the last line of the resolution before passing it. Special to the News-SunSpeaker-designate Dean C annon (R-Winter Park) a nnounced the selection of R epresentative Denise G rimsley (R-Lake Placid) to s erve as House A ppropriations Chair. G rimsley released the foll owing statement: "Being selected by S peaker-designate Dean C annon to serve as A ppropriations Chair for the F lorida House is a responsibility that I accept with steadfast resolve. I am humbled by the faith he has placed in me to fill this important role as a member of his leadership team. "It is our duty to Floridians to ensure that every dollar appropriated is spent effectively and prudently and never more so than in these challenging times.I am confident that through Speaker-designate Cannon's leadership, with hard work and by diligently minding the state's fiscal matters, at the end of the day we can produce a responsibly balanced budget in which the 18 million Floridians we serve will have confidence." By ED BALDRIDGE email@example.comAVON PARK Birthdays are fun. Three residents of the Oaks at Avon in Avon Park celebrated their birthday on Wednesday by having a party. The youngest was 101 years old, and the oldest was 108. "Tell them I am just 82," said Lillie Mae Moses, who was celebrating her 108th birthday. "Is this going into the newspaper? No, tell them I am just 80," Moses corrected and laughed. Moses was born Sept. 15, 1902. Her insight on living so long? She gave up smoking cigars years ago, according to family members. Friends and family, as well as residents, were all present for the low-impact party where cake and refreshments were served. Activities Director Rosemary Loy, who helped organize the event, said that the celebration was something that gave them reason to have family and friends come and enjoy the day. "Birthdays are fun, and everyone wants to celebrate their birthday," Loy said. "I just think it is amazing that three folks get to celebrate that many. I mean 108 is a lot of birthdays," Loy added. Katherine Bodogh turned 102 on Sept. 12, but she was also celebrating with Moses and the rest. Bodogh was born in 1908. Alice Hargreaves was jus t a young 101 on Nov. 30, but t he group decided to include h er in their celebration anyhow. "They have all been happ y years," Hargreaves said wh en asked what year stood out. Hargreaves was born in 1909, and she was so happ y about the celebration that s he was crying at times. "Well, she loves a party ," Loy said. "We know it's n ot her birthday, but it gave her a chance to have another par ty this year. Who wouldn't wa nt the chance to celebrate yo ur birthday twice in a year." "I mean think about it. These three are over 100, an d they are still getting aroun d. That is really something to celebrate," Loy said. www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, September 17, 2010Page 3A CHICANES NEW SUNDAY SUPPERSJoin Us for Herb Roasted Prime Rib $1395Our famous certified angus beef prime rib rubbed with select herbs and spice, slow roasted and served with pan au jus, creamed horseradish, mashed potatoes and green beans.Homemade Lasagne $995Served with garden salad.Mediterranean Roasted Chicken $995Half of a crispy, roasted chicken, rubbed with lemon and butterserved with a delicious herb bread stuffing, mashed potatoes and green beans.Serving Lunch &Dinner 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Located InsideInn On The Lakes Hotel 3100 Golfview Rd. Sebring, FL 863-314-0348 Something to celebrate: three honored for 100-plus years Courtesy photo T he Sebring High School JV cheer squad, under the direction of coach Donna Sexton, perform their Let's Beat Cancer routine during a fundraiser Saturday night for Relay for Life. Related story, page 7B. Cheering on the good fight News-Sun file photo Lillie Mae Moses, who just turned 108, is the county's oldest resident. Grimsley chosen to chair House Appropriations Committee Grimsley Continued from page 1A Islands on Istokpoga not working as planned State university panel mulling tuition, fee rulesJACKSONVILLE (AP) T he panel overseeing F lorida's 11 public universit ies may propose changes in t uition and fee rules that c ould make going to college m ore expensive. The Board of Governors at a meeting Thursday in J acksonville will decide w hether to publish the prop osals for future considerat ion. One proposal would permit b lock tuition. That means s tudents would pay a fixed p rice every semester regardl ess of how many courses t hey take instead of paying b y the credit hour. Another would revise proc edures for raising fees and a dopting new ones. It also w ould let the schools charge a convenience fee for stud ents who pay their tuition a nd other expenses with credi t or debit cards. The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN
Page 4ANews-SunFriday, September 17, 2010www.newssun.com EDITORIAL& OPINION TODAY'SEDITORIALTODAY'SLETTERS 2227 U.S. 27 South Sebring, FL 33870 863-385-6155 NEWSROOMROMONA WASHINGTONPublisher/Executive Editor Ext. firstname.lastname@example.org SCOTT DRESSELEditor Ext. email@example.comDAN HOEHNESports Editor Ext. firstname.lastname@example.org ADVERTISINGVICKIE JONESExt. email@example.com CIRCULATIONTONY MCCOWANExt. firstname.lastname@example.org PRE-PRESSKEN BAREFIELDProduction Coordinator Ext. email@example.com BUSINESS OFFICEJANET EMERSONExt. firstname.lastname@example.org PAGEPOLICYMake 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, FL33870; drop it off at the same address; fax 385-1954; or email@example.com. To make sure the editorial pages aren't dominated by the same writers, letters are limited to two per month and a guest column can be submitted once every three months. Opinions expressed in letters or columns are solely the opinion of that author and not necessarily the opinion of the staff or editors of the NewsSun. All items will run on a first-come basis as space permits, although more timely ones could be moved up. Sure, the economy is a mess and the future isn't looking so hot. But we've had big problems before we've solved them before. Take polio. According to the book "SuperFreakonomics," it would be hard to invent a more frightening illness. Polio struck children. Nobody knew how it was contracted. There was no prevention or cure. And it hit hard every summer. My Aunt Cece contracted polio in the summer of 1951, just as she was starting the eighth grade. She came home from school with a high temperature, feeling very ill. The next morning, her legs gave out as she tried to get out of bed. By that evening, she was so weak she could barely move. The public was in such a panic that the ambulance driver wouldn't take her to the hospital for fear that other patients might become infected. The Health Department quarantined her family a notice was placed on their front door. My mother and her four other siblings were forbidden to leave their home or accept visitors for two weeks, the lifespan of the virus. Within two weeks, polio had ravaged my aunt's body. Her arms and legs were paralyzed to varying degrees. She could barely lift her head. It would be a year before she could go home. She would need crutches for the rest of her life. In 1952, America had its worst bout with the virus. More than 57,000 polio cases were reported nationwide. Of those, 3,000 died and 21,000 were paralyzed permanently. Had a preventive for polio not been found, say the authors of "SuperFreakonomics," the United States would now be caring for at least 250,000 long-term polio patients at an annual cost of $30 billion. In the 1950s there was an abundance of fear and doubt. But we didn't dwell on what was wrong. We did what Americans always do. We focused on the solution. The March of Dimes the largest charitable army the country had ever known, according to David M. Oshinsky, author of "Polio: An American Story" mobilized millions to raise money. Along line of researchers, including Jonas Salk, refused to accept defeat. Together, we won. On April 12, 1955, Salk's vaccine was declared safe and effective. It's easy to find clarity regarding events that took place about 50 years ago, b ut polio in the 50s certainly was dire. We responded we ll to the challenge. Though her legs were lef t partially paralyzed, my Aun t Cece dwelled on what she could do, not on what she couldn't. It took her two years of rehabilitation befo re she was able to get around on her own. She'd eventual ly marry and have four chil dren and seven grandchildren. We are in the midst of si gnificant challenges now. Ou r economy is stagnant. We're on an unsustainable spendin g path. There is an uneasy sense that things will get plenty worse before they ge t better. But we've been here before hello, late 1970s and good people came forward with new ideas, innovations and governmen t policies that resolved our problems. We kicked polio's butt, and I'm hopeful we'll do likewise to the challenges facing us now. Tom Purcell, a freelance writer is also a humor columnist for the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, and is nationally syndicated exclusively by Cagle Cartoons newspaper syndicate. E-mail Tom at Purcell@caglecartoons.com. We can fix what ails us W e have been fortunate w ith the hurricane s eason so far. Turns o ut the corridors b etween areas of h igh and low press ure, which typicall y guide the storms n orth, are currently w ell east of land, f orcing hurricanes u p and out over the A tlantic.Meteorologists, however, w arn these conditions will n ot last, and that in any case, l ate-season storms tend to f orm in the Caribbean and t ravel with an entirely differe nt dynamic. We don't mention this to s hill plywood, canned ravioli o r flashlight batteries, but to r e-address the proposed civic c enter/shelter Lake Placid is t rying to bring to life. We were in favor of the i dea in large part because t he town had won two grants t otaling approximately $1.2 m illion, and had put roughly a nother $300,000 aside for t he purpose. We felt there was a real n eed for a hurricane shelter i n the southern portion of the c ounty, and that a community c enter would be good for the t own. Changes in the overall p lan, however, have caused u s to adjust our thinking. It was the consulting archit ect of the project, Philip W egman of Furr and W egman, who brought us up s hort. At the council's regular m eeting Monday night it was W egman who pointed out t hat for all the discussion, no o ne was talking about the h urricane shelter aspect of t he building. There was much talk of an a uditorium, new offices for t he town's administration and a new city council chamber w ith upgraded technology a nd people worried whether t he center would make or l ose money, or even break e ven. But the subject of hurr icane shelter as a shelter n ever came up. We begin to worry we may a ll have lost sight of what t his project was about in the f irst place that we have g otten so far away from the o riginal intent we are now in danger of blundering big time. Council member Ray Royce is right when he points out the town will not have another $1.2 million anytime soon and the money should not go to waste. But we need to remember the town specifically received the grants to build a hurricane shelter not a town hall or community meeting place. In fact, so many extras have been added into the design there is no way it can be built for $1.5 million which means that already compromises are being made and plans are being downsized. If we're not careful we'll end up with a runt of a white elephant that fulfills no useful purpose. We agree with the vision of a multipurpose community complex. We wish it could be so. Unfortunately, we think this might not be the time or opportunity. The town's first and most important responsibility is public safety. The hardened shelter has to be the heart of this project. There are too many Highlands County residents living in mobile homes, prefabricated or sub-standard houses; too many people who will need a safe haven. We need to remember 2004. Already we have lost the element of time. The grant deadline looms before us and we have to quickly make up our minds. Our painful advice is to forget any new council chambers and administrative offices for now. Yes they would be nice, but they are not necessary. Cut them out of the plan and there will be plenty of money. We might even be able to build a big enough shell that we could later add in the extras, using the space as a public meeting place until then a chance to see if a community center would be viable. We like to think of ourselves as down-to-earth people here in Highlands County, so lets keep things simple, remembering that less is more and be one of those communities that meets its obligations within budget and on time. The hard choice is the right choice Guest Column Tom Purcell Placid Utilities should stay as is E ditor: About 1981, Consolidated T omoka Land Development C ompany built Placid Utilities ( water and sewer treatment plants) b asically to serve their new develo pment called Tomoka Height. It a lso the new Lake Placid hospital a nd a few businesses on U.S. 27. It is common knowledge that the d eveloper includes the cost of the u tilities in the price of the homes h e sells. Thus, the homebuyers a ctually pay for the water and s ewer amenities as well as the o ther amenities such as the clubh ouse, the pool, streets, etc. Ownership of these other amenit ies has been conveyed to the T omoka Heights Owners A ssociation Inc., but the developer r etained ownership of Placid U tilities. When county residents o utside of Tomoka Heights began t o experience tainted well water, t he county purchased Placid U tilities so they, the county, could h elp their citizens who needed a n ew source of potable water. The county commission stated t hat no ad valorem tax money c ould be used for the utility syst ems. All expenses attributable to t hem would be born by the users of t he system. Therefore, the county took out a large loan and the payments to repay the loan are added to and become part of our monthly utility bills. Do you see why we refer to Placid Utilities as "our water system?" Now, along comes the Town of Lake Placid, which wants to grow to the north. They are asking the county to give them "our" Placid Utilities, although there are no users located within the town limits. Keep in mind that the Florida Public Service Commission has no jurisdiction over utilities owned by municipalities or counties. The reasoning is the customers, being voters, have some control of these utilities via the ballot box. However, none of Placid Utilities customers can vote in Lake Placid elections; therefore, we would have no voice in the running of "our utilities" or the rates charged for their services. Placid Utilities is truly a regional utility controlled by the county, a regional government. It has worked very well and we think it should remain as it is. Meri Schneidenbach Tomoka HeightsAmerican history: A brief summary for regular folksEditor: Discussing American history, today's government is supposed to be of, for and by the people. However, some say it is government of, for and by corporate America. This is your government; you are the people; so what can you do to keep it for the people? Are you involved in your community? Do you read newspapers, watch TVnews? Or do you let the media interpret for you what our forefathers said and did? Today, some people are 21st century thinking into their 18th century brains. Their intention then was to have limited government controlled by the people in town hall meetings. Today, we are a representative type government, choosing officials to serve us. This troubles me. Washington is controlling you, not vice versa. I have always wanted you, my people, to influence government. This is what the vote is for today. You select the person to represent you locally, statewide and federally. Are you prepared to vote in November? Do you know how today's economic crisis happened who is responsible? For instance, one consequence is slavery, economic slavery in the United State s of America. Slavery is forcing a person to work for sub-par wages Our forefathers had slaves and cit izens had indentured servants. Thousands of poor people wanted to come to America, but had no money. They agreed to pay off the cost of sailing to America as servants, but some people exploited them. Indentured servants and slaves had no rights. However, most of our forefathers, especially up north, released their slaves. The Civl War in 1860 settled th e issue of slavery nationally, but it exists today, economic slavery. Finally, I have not always been proud of my people. They have done some bad things in making this nation, but you have matured these last 100 years. I am proud o f you, my people today, especially the 250 million regular folks like you. In particular, the way you have helped your neighbors, your fellow folks in time of need these past three years. The Second Grea t Commandment, the Golden Rule. So, please do your homework. Discover who is responsible for today's crisis and vote accordingl y. Gabriel Rea d aka Uncle Sam Avon Park
Robert HendersonRobert "Bob" Henderson, 81, of Avon Park died September 15, 2010. Born in Wauchula, he retireded as a meter reader for Florida Power. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Avon Park. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War. He is survived by his wife, Virginia; daughter, Gini Beth; son, Sam; brothers, Maurice and Russell; two grandchildren and one greatgrandson. Visitation will be from 1011 a.m. Monday at First Baptist Church, Avon Park, with funeral services to follow at 11 a.m. with Rev. Mike Adams, Dr. Howard Leman and Rev. George Hall will be officiating. Burial will follow at Bougainvillea Cemetery. StephensonNelson Funeral Home, Avon Park. Condolences may be left at stephenson nelsonfh.com Karen ThompsonKaren Emma Thompson. 70, of Lake Placid died Sept. 13, 2010. Born in Grand Rapids, Minn., she moved to Lake Placid in 1970. She was a waitress. She is survived by her husband, Wayne M. Thompson Sr.; sons, Mitch Jordan, Robert Jordan, Wayne Thompson Jr. and Chad Thompson; daughter, Cheryl Dixon; 14 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren. Afuneral service was held Sept. 16 at The Ministry Center in Lake Placid Arrangements entrusted to Chandler Funeral Home, Lake Placid.Thomas Travison Jr.Thomas E. Travison Jr., 56, of Sebring died Sept. 14, 2010. Born in Albany, N.Y., he moved to Sebring in 1986. He was a former police officer with the Avon Park Police Department. He is survived by his wife, Red; father, Thomas E. Sr.; sister, Michelle Waldenmaier. The family with receive friends at Dowden Funeral Home Chapel, Sebring, at 2 p.m. Saturday with a service following at 3 p.m. wi th Pastor Todd Patterson offic iating. Condolences may be expressed by visitin g www.newssun.com/obituari es SHARE helps provide healthy foodLAKE PLACID S HARE Florida provides h ealthy food for healthy f amilies at great savings. A nyone can join SHARE a nd order food at anywhere b etween 30-50 percent off o f retail. Stop by 201 B elleview and North Oak A venue and pick up an o rder blank from the box a ttached by the front door. O rder your food online, w ith food stamps, cash, m oney orders or with a pers onal check. For more information c all the First Presbyterian C hurch at 465-2742. The S HARE food program is a c ommunity outreach mini stry that is hosted at First P resbyterian Church and p articipating local churche s. A lex Sing visits SebringSEBRING Alex Sink, D emocratic candidate for G overnor of Florida, will m eet and greet people at t he Democratic H eadquarters of Highlands C ounty at 10:30 A.M. S aturday. All citizens are encoura ged to attend. The D emocratic Headquarters is a t 4216 Sebring Parkway ( next to Ruby Tuesdays). A ny questions, call 863 214 4 680 Events planned at lodges, posts AVON PARK The American Legion P ost 69 will have music by M ike Claxton today. For d etails and menu selection, c all 453-4553. The Combat Veterans M emorial VFWPost 9853 w ill host a POW/MIA C eremony held at Veteran's S quare in Avon Park at 6 p .m. today. Music by Garry O liver will be at the post f rom 5-8 p.m. Karaoke by C owbells is set from 5-8 p .m. Saturday. Schedule s ubject to change; call 4529 853 for details and menu s election. LAKE PLACID The Lake Placid Moose 2 374 will have karaoke f rom 6:30-9:30 p.m. today. F or more information and m enu selection, call 4650 131. The Veterans of Foreign W ars 3880 will host a game o f Texas Hold-em at 2 p.m. t oday. Music with Tony and D iana is set from 5:30-7 p .m. Saturday. For more i nformation and menu s election, call 699-5444. The Lake Placid Elks L odge 2661 will host music b y Uptown Country today. C all 465-2661 for details a nd menu selection. SEBRING The Sebring Moose L odge 2259 will host music b y Quick Fire today. Adist rict meeting and picnic in A rcadia is planned for S aturday. Music by Johnny a nd Patsy from 7-10 p.m. F or details and menu select ion, call 655-3920.SHS Cheerleaders p lan chicken barbecueSEBRING The Sebring High School Cheerleaders will hold their annual chicken barbecue fundraiser dinner from 37:30 p.m. today. 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. Help support these young athletes; remember that they are three-time state champions. If you can't make the dinner but would still like to make a donation to the Cheer program, call Carolyn Shoemaker at Sebring High School, 4715500.Topkapi' is Yesteryear's MovieAVON PARK The Avon Park Library will show "Topkapi" at 2 p.m. Saturday. Directed by Jules Dassin in 1964, the film is 120 minutes in length. Dassin and his talented international cast set the comedic tone in this "big heist" movie. Their object is the jewel-encrusted dagger at the Topkapi Museum. Dassin's wife, actress Merlina Mercouri, is at the top of her arch form as the sexy female component of the gang. Maximilian Schell is formidable as her main partner/lover. Peter Ustinov (winning his Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor) is priceless as the humbling conscript to the gang. Unrated.Civilian Conservation Corps Festival setSEBRING The 25th annual Civilian Conservation Corps Festival at Highlands Hammock State Park is set for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6. Come celebrate the Florida Park Service's 75th Anniversary at Highlands Hammock State Park's annual Civilian Conservation Corps Festival. Event highlights include CCC reunion, antique car show, live entertainment, children's activities, wildlife exhibits, tram tours and hayrides, great festival foods and more. Craft vendors and artisans will provide a wide variety of unique, handmade items such as woodcrafts, paintings, pottery, jewelry, floral arrangements, and stained glass. Park entrance fee of $6 per vehicle applies, up to eight people per car. For more information on the festival or joining as an exhibitor or vendor, contact Dorothy L. Harris at 6347695 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org l.us. Amendment 8 topic of Freedom FridaySEBRING Highlands Tea Party'"Freedom Friday" event at Beef O'Brady's, 2940 U.S. 27 North, will feature Jack Nelson, who will give a video presentation on Amendment 8: Relaxation of Class Size Limits, which will appear on the November ballot. At Caddyshack Bar & Grille, 3122 Golfview Road, the guest speaker will be retired educator Olivia Scott. Her topic will be "How Millage Tax is affecting Highlands County property owners" and Amendment 8: "Relaxation of Class Size limits," which will appear on the November ballot Speaker Jan Grove, a native Floridian, will urge voters to educate themselves before voting in November. Speaker Lin DiCesare, president of the Highlands Tea Party, will speak about the "Always Remember" tribute held Sept. 12. Open mic session follows the speakers. The Web site is FreedomFridays.org Call 699-0743 for details.Gary Filip plays at Placid LakesLAKE PLACID There will be live music by Gary Filip from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Saturday at Placid Lakes Country Club, 3601 Placid Lakes Blvd. Gary Filip, Chicago's legendary musician, entertainer and songwriter on piano, guitar and vocals will play a variety of music from George Gerswhin to Elton John, from Andrew Lloyd Weber to the Beatles. Enjoy your favorite songs in Gary's inimitable style. For reservations call 4654333. 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6 DAYS A WEEK 2833 Hwy 27 S. Avon Park 453-CART (2278) Email us at: email@example.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 Thomas E. Bruch, 64, of Charlotte, MI died Sunday, September 12, 2010 in Loveland Colorado from heart complications while traveling to one of his favorite destinations. Mr. Bruch was born October 13, 1945 in Chicago, IL the son of Matthew and Eleanor (Piekarz) Bruch. Tom served in the United States Marine Corp. Mr. Bruch was a retired furniture manufacturers representative and served on the Michigan 1st Region draft board for the Selective Services. He was a man of strong Catholic faith a devoted family man and a loyal friend. Mr. Bruch loved traveling around and visiting his friends, he had traveled to all 50 states and four continents. He loved long walks, taking his grandkids to the park and gatherings with his family. He is survived by his daughter, Susan Bruch of Atlanta, GA; 2 sons, Matt (Celena) Bruch of Charlotte; Steve (Brandi) Bruch of Grand Rapids; 2 grandchildren, Gage and Aubrey Bruch and sister, MaryAnn (Jerry) Shrader of Roseville, ILL. Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, September 18, 2010 at St. Marys Catholic Church, Charlotte, MI with Father Frances Mossholder officiating. Interment will be in Maple Hill Cemetery, Charlotte, MI. Visitation will be Friday, September 17, 2010 from 3:00
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9:00 p.m. at Pray Funeral Home with A Rosary Service at 7:00 p.m. with Monsignor Steven Raica officiating. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to St. Marys Catholic School or the John Ritter Foundation. Online condolences may be made at www .prayfuneral.com Arrangements by Pray Funeral Home, Charlotte, MI.THOMAS E. BRUCH COMMUNITYBRIEFS STANFORD MERLE "BUDDY" STANSBERRY, JR.Stanford Merle Stansberry, Jr. (Buddy) of Winter Garden, Florida passed away on Wednesday, September 1, 2010 in Dallas, Texas. He was born on February 15, 1952 to Maggie and Stanford Stansberry, Sr. in Lake Wales, Florida and grew up in Avon Park. He was in the Navy and a veteran of the Vietnam War. He loved fishing and worked on a fishing boat early in life. He was a truck driver for more than thirty years and worked out of Cullman, Alabama for the last ten years. He had a passion for the road and meeting people and enjoyed being with his family. He is survived by his wife, Rebecca Stansberry, Winter Garden, Florida, three daughters, Jami Burkhart, Lone Grove, Oklahoma, Maggi Mitchell, Toledo, Ohio, and Melanie Snapp, Morristown, Tennessee, one son, Kevin Owens, Dandridge, Tennessee, three sisters, Merlene Lepe, Lake Wales, Florida, Avie Bahling, St Petersburg, Florida, Brenda Crosson, Avon Park, Florida, one brother, Nelson Stansberry, Old Town, Florida, seven grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. Family members held a memorial service for Buddy in Lake Wales, FL on September 12, 2010. OBITUARIES Courtesy photo T he E Z Street Band, a local band in Highlands County, will be performing from 9 p.m. to midnight Saturday at Duffer's Sports Grille. This threeman band specializes in country and classic rock music for dancing. T here is no cover charge. Duffer's is at 6940 U.S. 27 North, Sebring. Call 382-6339 for more details. EZ Street comes to Duffer's By ERICAWERNER Associated Press WriterWASHINGTON The deepwater drilling moratorium in the Gulf of Mexico has not increased unemployment in the region, says a new report from the Obama administration that counters the dire predictions of oil industry officials and Gulf Coast residents. The report, being released at a Senate hearing Thursday, said the moratorium imposed after the BPoil spill might have temporarily cost 8,000 to 12,000 jobs on oil rigs and elsewhere. But it found no net job loss in the region, thanks in part to a big hiring push for cleanup crews and massive spending by BP on the recovery effort. The scenario is far rosier than described in some previous reports, including an Interior Department estimate over the summer th at said there could be 23,000 jobs lost from t he moratorium. The new report said other surveys, inclu ding the one by Interior, measured worst-ca se scenarios that never came to pass. Instead, t he report said, the majority of rig workers ha ve kept their jobs during the moratorium as t he oil industry used the opportunity to repair ri gs or kept skilled workers employed in anticip ation that deepwater drilling would resume. "Contrary to the worst-case assumptions in prior studies, many deepwater drilling oper ators and contractors have kept most of the ir employees on payroll," states the interagen cy report, which was to be presented to Se n. Mary Landrieu, D-La., a lead critic of t he moratorium. Feds: Minimal impacts from drilling moratorium
As a result, lenders are p utting off initiating the forec losure process on homeowne rs who have missed paym ents, letting borrowers stay i n their homes longer. The number of properties r eceiving an initial default n otice the first step in the f oreclosure process s lipped 1 percent last month f rom July, but was down 30 p ercent versus August last y ear, RealtyTrac said. Initial defaults have fallen o n an annual basis the past s even months. They peaked i n April 2009. Still, the number of homes s cheduled to be sold at auct ion for the first time i ncreased 9 percent from July a nd rose 2 percent from A ugust last year. If they don't s ell at auction, these homes t ypically end up going back t o the lender. More than 2.3 million h omes have been repossessed b y lenders since the recession b egan in December 2007, a ccording to RealtyTrac. The f irm estimates more than 1 m illion American households a re likely to lose their homes t o foreclosure this year. In all, 338,836 properties r eceived a foreclosure-relate d warning in August, up 4 p ercent from July, but down 5 p ercent from the same month l ast year, RealtyTrac said. T hat translates to one in 381 U .S. homes. The firm tracks notices for defaults, scheduled home auctions and home repossessions warnings that can lead up to a home eventually being lost to foreclosure. Among states, Nevada posted the highest foreclosure rate last month, with one in every 84 households receiving a foreclosure notice. That's 4.5 times the national average. Rounding out the top 10 states with the highest foreclosure rate in August were: Florida, Arizona, California, Idaho, Utah, Georgia, Michigan, Illinois and Hawaii. Economic woes, such as unemployment or reduced income, are now the main catalysts for foreclosures. Lenders are offering a variety of programs to help homeowners modify their loans, but their success rates vary. Hundreds of thousands of homeowners can't qualify or fall back into default. The Obama administration has rolled out numerous attempts to tackle the foreclosure crisis but has made only a small dent in the problem. Nearly half of the 1.3 million homeowners who enrolled in the Obama administration's flagship mortgage-relief program have fallen out. The program, known as Making Home Affordable, has provided permanent help to about 422,000 homeowners since March 2009. Regardless, many troubled borrowers have seen their efforts to get a loan modification stymied. Larry Book of Winter Garden was one packet away from a permanent loan modification from Chase under the Obama administration's foreclosure prevention plan after more than a year of back and forth and one failed attempt. But his modification nev er went through. Instead, h is loan was transferred fro m Chase to IBM Lend er Business Process Servicers in July and he was told he ow ed $9,562.62 and must bring h is mortgage current by Sept. 1 5 or foreclosure proceedin gs will begin. "It just becomes to o exhausting," Book said abo ut the modification proces s. "That's why some peop le walk away. But I've invest ed too much and given up to o much to just let it go." AP Real Estate Writer J.W. Elphinstone in New York contributed to this report. Page 6ANews-SunFriday, September 17, 2010www.newssun.com Continued from page 1A Banks step up rate of foreclosures to help clear books of bad loans These (properties) are going to come to market, but very slowly because nobody wants to overwhelm a soft buyer's market with too much distressed inventory for fear of what it would do for house prices'RICKSHARGA senior advisor, RealtyTrac State gets federal money for increasing adoptions Associated PressTALLAHASSEE F lorida has gotten more than $ 5.7 million in federal money f or increasing adoptions of c hildren in foster care. The U.S. Department of H ealth and Human Services s aid Wednesday that Florida w as one of 39 states rewarde d for boosting numbers of a doptions since 2007. The s tates use the incentive m oney to improve their child w elfare programs. The 12 months ending J une 30 saw 3,368 foster c hildren adopted in Florida. T hat was fewer than the two r ecord years before it, but s till more than before the s tate started an aggressive p ublic awareness campaign t hree years ago. Reforms have resulted in t he number of U.S. children i n foster care dropping 8 perc ent in the past year, and m ore than 20 percent in the p ast decade.Igor may cause rip currents along East Coast this weekendMIAMI Forecasters say H urricane Igor has spun into a major storm and is threate ning to generate life-threate ning rip currents along the U .S. East Coast over the w eekend. The National Hurricane C enter said late Wednesday t hat Igor's winds were at 135 m ph (215 kph). It was far out a t sea and almost a thousand m iles southeast of Bermuda, s o was not an immediate t hreat to land. Hurricanef orce winds are extending out 4 5 miles (75 kilometers) f rom the center of the storm. However, forecasters say l arge swells and high surf f rom the Category 4 storm a re expected to affect the V irgin Islands, the Bahamas a nd the East Coast by T hursday. Igor is expected to genera te dangerous rip currents t hat can quickly carry swimm ers out to sea. Get the paper delivered to you! NEWS-SUN385-6155
Ride Limo in Fort Myers. The students were the first to ever ride in the completely "decked-out" vehicle. The inside was designed with flat screens and could hold up to 24 people. Guidance counselor Vicki Million, whose son Mason was among the group of students being rewarded, spoke highly of the students. "They're a really good group of kids ... a hungry good group of kids," Million said. The first group of students arrived at Pizza Hut a little after 10:30 a.m. Some of the perfect score winners included Katie Dye, 11; Cassi Pent, 11; and Katie Knipper, 11. The girls sat in a booth and talked to each other about how cool the limo ride was and enjoyed their accomplishment along with the rest of their classmates. "This is all funded by the school and we got a really good rate with Pizza Hut," Million said. Principal Carole Disler and Assistant Principal Carey Conner arrived half an hour later to drop off the second batch of students and load up the first. Disler hopped out excitedly behind the students and attempted to calm the rowdy group over the blasting music pouring from inside the limo. Next Tuesday a second set of students will be rewarded with lunch and a trip to Cowboys in Sebring. The perfect score students in this group will be rewarded by riding to cowboys in Disler's Corvette. www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, September 17, 2010Page 7A 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 Floral Designs & Trees with a Personal Touch Specialty Shop Featuring: Floral Arrangements Trees Silk Flowers Bridal Bouquets Swags Custom Arrangements for Homes, Businesses, Churches & More Central Plaza Sebring Next to Home Depot 2163 US 27 North314-9800 Over 10 Years Experience Tues-Fri 10am-5pm, Sat 10am-3pm Students age 22 that were in special education are also able to enroll in the Drop Back In program. "It is not a GED program. The students receive a high school diploma," emphasized Roofe. Currently, the Drop Back In program has three locations and an enrollment of 27 students. The program is free to students and is funded by the Highlands County School District. "The funding of our program doesn't interfere with the school budget for the county's schools," said Roofe. The program has an open enrollment and classes are ongoing to fit the needs and schedules of students hoping to continue their education. According to Roofe, the majority of students who graduate from the program go on to higher education at twoand four-year colleges and universities, join the military or take up trades. "We knew that the gra ding problem in Highlan ds County was contributing to the dropout rate. There h as been a large dropout ra te and this is an option for st udents," Roofe said. The three Drop Back In sites are located througho ut the county: Upstairs Fai th Temple Ministries at 30 E Main Street in Avon Par k; 809 Harris St. in Sebrin g and the main site is Actio n Revival Family Worsh ip Center at 124 William s Ave. in Lake Placi d. Students who wish to enro ll in the Drop Back In pr ogram should contact t he main office at (863) 65 82073 or (863) 658-2071. Roofe is confident th at the program will contin ue to change the lives of st udents and open the doo rs for future opportunities. "The students a re extremely comfortable, t he small classes are more ind ividualized and the studen ts are prepared for success ," she said. Continued from page 1A Program helps dropouts to get their diplomas Associated PressFORTLAUDERDALE Gubernatorial hopeful Rick Scott now has the backing of the National Rifle Association. The Republican's campaign announced the gun lobby's endorsement Wednesday. Scott says he's a "lif elong firearms enthusia st and hunter" and will wo rk to protect Floridian s' Second Amendment right s. He faces Democrat Al ex Sink in a tight race th is November. Campaign: NRA backs Scott in tight governor's race Associated PressKENNER, La. The O bama administration m oved to head off another c atastrophic leak like the B Pdisaster Wednesday, o rdering oil and gas comp anies in the Gulf of M exico to plug or dismant le thousands of wells and p latforms no longer in use. The move came as the g overnment's point man f or the oil spill said BP's b lown-out well should be p ronounced dead by S unday. In Washington, Interior S ecretary Ken Salazar i ssued an order requiring o il and gas companies to p lug nearly 3,500 nonprod ucing wells and dismant le about 650 production p latforms that are longer b eing used. The threat posed by the w ells was detailed earlier t his summer in an A ssociated Press investig ation. The Gulf has more t han 27,000 abandoned oil a nd gas wells and more t han 1,200 idle rigs and p latforms, and APfound t hat many of the wells h ave been ignored for d ecades, with no one c hecking for leaks. Michael Bromwich, d irector of the Bureau of O cean Energy M anagement, Regulation a nd Enforcement, said the O bama administration c rackdown was under cons ideration long before the D eepwater Horizon explos ion. "As infrastructure cont inues to age, the risk of d amage increases. That r isk increases substantiall y during storm season," h e said. Under the order, operat ors must plug wells that b een inactive for the past f ive years. Platforms and p ipelines that are not b eing used for production o r exploration must be d ecommissioned, even if t he leases are still active. Current federal regulat ions require idle struct ures to be decommiss ioned a process that i nvolves plugging wells a nd dismantling and r emoving equipment w ithin one year of the l ease's expiration date. Oil and gas producers h ave long argued that cert ain idle platforms, wells a nd pipelines are still v aluable, because they m ight one day be used to s upport other wells nearb y. Oil companies have b een reluctant to plug the w ells and remove the i nfrastructure until the l ease expires. Randall Luthi, president o f the National Ocean I ndustries Association, an o ffshore drilling group, w elcomed the new order, w hich he said had been in t he works for at least two y ears. "Now, as then, the offs hore industry is committ ed to safe operations, b oth during and after e xploration and product ion, and this includes r esponsible removal of s tructures and plugging of w ells," said Luthi, a form er head of the Minerals M anagement Service, the a gency that oversaw offs hore drilling before it w as overhauled and r enamed as a result of the B Pdisaster. But he said the Obama a dministration "must also a ssist in clearing the path s o such operations can be d one quickly, smoothly a nd in an environmentally r esponsible manner." Rep. Raul Grijalva, DA riz., who had urged S alazar to do something a bout idle rigs, called the a nnouncement excellent n ews for both the economy and the environment. Feds crack down on abandoned Gulf wells Continued from page 1A News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Sixth graders Mason Million (from left), Matthew Schwartz, Hilton Teal and Hailey West sit among friends Thursday for a special lunch at Pizza Hut in Lake Placid. FCATstars get rewarded in LP News-Sun photo by KATAR ASIMMONS Students help themselves to dessert at Pizza Hut in Lake Placid.
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I t is the responsibility of the group to u pdate the News-Sunon any c hanges in this listing by calling 3856 155, ext. 516; send any changes by e -mail to email@example.com;or m ail them to News-SunCommunity C alendar, 2227 U.S. 27 South, S ebring, FL33870.FRIDAY Alcoholics Anonymous One Day A t ATime group meets for a closed d iscussion at 9:30 a.m. Monday and F riday at Covenant Presbyterian C hurch, 4500 Sun N Lakes Blvd., S ebring. Call 314-0891. American Legion Post 25 hosts a f ish fry from 5-7 p.m. at the post, 1 490 U.S. 27, Lake Placid. Cost is $ 6. Shrimp also is available for same p rice. Open to the public. Tickets in t he lounge on Friday night. Lounge h ours are from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Call 4 65-7940. American Legion Post 74 has k araoke from 7 p.m. until final call at t he post, 528 N. Pine St., Sebring. P ost open at noon. Happy Hour from 4 -6 p.m. Members and guests only. C all 471-1448. AmVets Post 21 plays darts from 5 -8 p.m. for members and guests. C all 385-0234. Avon Park Breakfast Rotary Club m eets 7 a.m., Rotary Club building. Bridge Club of Sebring (American C ontract Bridge Club)plays duplicate g ames at 12:30 p.m. at 347 Fernleaf A ve., Sebring. Call 385-8118. Buttonwood Bay Squares meets f irst and third Friday in recreation hall, S ebring. Early rounds are from 7-7:30 p .m., alternate m ainstream/plus/rounds are from 7 :30-9:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome t o attend. CallLarry Gow, 382-6995. Harmony Hoedowners Square D ance Club offers a class in Lake P lacid at the Sunshine RV Resort f rom 9-11 a.m. Friday.Call Sam Dunn a t 382-6792 or e-mail him at samd firstname.lastname@example.org. Highlands Social Dance Club h osts ballroom dancing every Friday, S eptember through April from 7-9:30 p .m. at the Sebring Lions Club on S ebring Parkway. Free ballroom d ance instruction is available at 6:30 p .m. Dance the n ight away to the music of the Big B ands. All club dances are open to t he public. Appropriate dress required. Admission is $5 for members and $7 for non-members. Call 471-0559. Highlands Tea Party hosts "Freedom Friday" at 5:30 p.m. every Friday at Beef O'Brady's (function room), 2940 U.S. 27 North, Sebring. Call 699-0743 or e-mail email@example.com. Italian-American Social Club of Highlands County's Social Night with games and snacks every first and third Friday of each month from 6:309 p.m. For more information, call Jeanne at 382-1945. Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2661 has lounge hours beginning at 1 p.m. There is a fish fry from 5-7 p.m. Cost is $8.50 per person. The lodge is open to members and their guests. Call 465-2661. Lake Placid Moose serves wings, fish and burgers at 6 p.m. Music provided from 7-11 p.m. Pool tournament is at 8 p.m. Open to members and qualified guests only. Loyal Order of Moose Highlands County Lodge No. 2494, 1318 W Bell St., Avon Park. Karaoke from 7-10 p.m. Lodge phone number 452-0579. Narcotics Anonymous New Day Group meets at 6 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 319 Poinsettia Ave, Sebring. For information call Heartland area helpline (863) 6830630. More information on other meetings and events at www.naflheartland.org. Sebring Eagles Club 4240 serves chicken or fish baskets from 5-7 p.m. at the club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring, for a $4 donation. Blind darts is played at 7 p.m. Call 655-4007. Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 serving buffet dinner at 5-7 p.m. Elks and guests invited. Dance music in ballroom at 7 p.m. Dinner and dance is $10 donation. For reservations, call 385-8647 or 471-3557. Smoke-free environment. Lounge is open from 310 p.m. Sebring Moose Lodge 2259 serves beef franks and Italian sausages served from 1 p.m. to closing at 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. Call 655-3920. Sebring Recreation Club plays bridge at 12:30 p.m. and table tennis at 4 p.m. at 333 Pomegranate Ave. Call 385-2966 or leave a name, number and message. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3880, 1224 County Road 621 E., Lake Placid. Texas Hold em lessons, 2 p.m. For more details, call 6995444. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4300 serves pizza from 5:30-7 p.m. and music is from 6-9 p.m. at the post, 2011 SE Lakeview Drive, Sebring. Call 385-8902. Volunteers of America of Florida is a nonprofit organization in Sebring that specializes in assisting person's with mental illness. We are pleased to announce our Drop in Center is open to individuals with a mental illness 6 days a week from 11am to 3 pm. The center offers a welcoming environment where individuals are accepted and feel comfortable. Contact Wendy at 863-382-2022.SATURDAY American Association of University Women meets at 10 a.m. third Saturday at various locations. Call 465-2581 or 452-2493. American Legion Post 25 serves sirloin burgers from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the post, 1490 U.S. 27, Lake Placid. Jam session is from 2-4 p.m. The lounge hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Members and guests invited. Call 465-7940. American Legion Post 69 in Avon Park serves dinner at 5 p.m. and music is from 6-9 p.m. American Legion Post 74 open noon to 8 p.m. Hot dogs served. Happy Hour 4-6 p.m. Call 471-1448. Avon Park Lakes Association has a pancake breakfast on the third Saturday of every month. $4 for adults, $2 for children under 12. The clubhouse is at 2714 Nautilus Drive in Avon Park. Avon Park Public Library has a free Adult Film Series at noon. Call 452-3803. Heartland Avian Society meets at 1 p.m. third Saturday at various homes or a restaurant. Pet bird owners meet to share food and fellowship and take occassional field trips. Looking for other bird owners to join us. Call Sharol at 465-7350. Heartland Horses & Handicapped Inc. provides free assisted riding sessions for adults and children with special needs from 9-11 a.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday at 118 W. College Drive, AvonPark. For details or to volunteer, call Mary McClelland, coordinator, 452-0006. Highlands Shrine Club, 2606 State Road 17 South, Avon Park (between Avon Park and Sebring) has a flea market from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., country store open from 8 a.m. to noon and pancake breakfast served from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Vendors are welcome. No setup fee is charged for the summer months. Plenty of off road parking. Call 3822208. Highlands Woodcarvers meet from 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays at 825 Sunbird Terr. (Community Center off Thunderbird Road). Call Bob Seybolt at 471-6077. Historical Society of Greater Lake Placid meets at noon quarterly on the third Saturday of March, June, September, and December at the Masonic Hall, 106 N. Main for a potluck luncheon. Hot Rod Nights Cruise In, meets from 5-8 p.m. every third Saturday at the Home Depot parking lot in Sebring. Call 441-3051 or 441-3086. Lake Placid Art League has a class in Pastels/Acrylics taught by Llewellyn Rinald from from 9 a.m. to noon at the Cultural Center, 127 Dal Hall Blvd. For information call Dan Daszek at 465-7730. Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2661 opens the lounge at 1 p.m. Card games are played at 1 p.m., and Bar Bingo is at 1:30 p.m. The lodge is open to members and their guests. Call 465-2661. Narcotics Anonymous New Day Group meets at 7 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 319 Poinsettia Ave, Sebring. For information call Heartland area helpline (863) 6830630. More information on other meetings and events at www.naflheartland.org. Overeaters Anonymous meets at 10:30 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church, Oak Street, Lake Placid. For more details, call 382-1821. Sebring Eagles Club 4240 serves dinner from 5-7 p.m. at the club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring. Music is from 7-10 p.m. Call 655-4007. Sebring Moose Club 2259 offers line dancing lessons at 2 p.m. the first and third Saturday for members and guests at 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. Call 655-3920. Twelve Step Study Group for Adult Children of Alcoholics meets at 11 a.m. first and third Saturday, at first building south of Union Congregational Church, 105 N. Forest Ave., AvonPark. Parking available south of old church. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3880, 1224 County Road 621 E., Lake Placid. Spaghetti dinner and karaoke at 5:30 p.m. on the third Saturday of each month. For more details, call 699-5444. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4300 serves a meal for $6 from 5:30 7 p.m. and music is from 6-9 p.m. at the post, 2011 SE Lakeview Drive, Sebring. Call 385-8902. SUNDAY American Legion Post 25 Lake Placid has lounge hours from 1-9 p.m. Live music is from 5-8 p.m. Cal l 465-7940. American Legion Post 74 open 1 8 p.m. Happy Hour 4-6 p.m. Members and guests only. Post is at 528 N. Pine St., Sebring. Call 4711448. Heartland Interfaith Alliance meets 1:30 p.m., first Friday, St. Frances of Assisi Episcopal Church, 43 Lake June Road, Lake Placid. Ca ll 465-0051. Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2661 lounge is open from 1-7 p.m. Card games start at 1:30 p.m. The lodge is open to members and their guests. Call 465-2661. Lake Placid Moose has karaoke in the pavilion. Horseshoes played at 9:30 a.m. Food available at 4 p.m. Open to members and qualified guests only. Loyal Order of Moose Highland s County Lodge No. 2494, 1318 W Be ll St., Avon Park. Cards start at 4 p.m Music outside Tiki Hut at 3 p.m. Lodge phone number 452-0579. Overeaters Anonymous, meets from 4-5 p.m. in second floor confer ence roomNo. 3 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center, 4200 Sun N Lake Blvd., Sebring. Call 3827731. No dues, fees or weigh-ins. F or details on the organization, go towww.oa.org. Ridge Area Missionary Soldier s Avon Park Pathfinder Club meets from 9 a.m. to noon every first and third Sunday at 58 E. Sixth St., Avon Park. Call 471-2143. Sebring Eagles Club 4240 serve s lunch at 2 p.m. at the club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring. Call 655-4007. Sebring Moose Lodge 2259 offe rs NASCAR racing in the pavilion at 1:30 p.m. Bar open and kitchen ope n from 2-5 p.m. Lodge is at 11675 U.S 98, Sebring. Call 655-3920. Society for Creative Anachronism (Local Chapter: Shir e of Stagridge) meets at 2 p.m. first and third Sunday at Brewster's Coffee House on U.S. 27 in Sebring Call 214-5522.
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NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated August 26, 2010 and entered in Case No. 282009-CA-001516 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein SUNTRUST BANK, N.A., is the Plaintiff, and CHRISTOPHER J. REJUNEY; 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 30th day of September, 2010, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 65 AND THE WEST 40 FEET OF LOT 66, LAKESIDE HEIGHTS, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 52, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 109 E. JACKSON STREET, 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 September 3, 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 F09101198 SUNTRUST-CONV**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 17, 24, 2010 ed August 31, 2010 and entered in Case No. 28-2009-CA-000841 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, is the Plaintiff, and THOMAS GOBOURNE; RUTH GOBOURNE; DENNIS DAVIS; PAULINE MASSALINE; PRIME ACCEPTANCE CORPORATION; 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 30th day of September, 2010, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: THE NORTH 65 FEET OF THE WEST 70 FEET OF LOT 2, UHL SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 9, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 202 C LOVE STREET, 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 September 3, 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 F09058508 NMNC-FHA**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 17, 24, 2010 1050Legals THE CIRCUITCOURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO. 28-2009-CA-000841 WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, Plaintiff, vs. THOMAS GOBOURNE, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure datTHE CIRCUITCOURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO. 28-2009-CA-000113 WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, Plaintiff, vs. ROBERT M. FITZPATRICK, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated September 01, 2010 and entered in Case No. 28-2009-CA-000113 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, is the Plaintiff, and ROBERT M. FITZPATRICK; LAVERNE LEE HEYDER; 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 30th day of September, 2010, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: THE SOUTH 1/2 OF LOT 17 AND ALL OF LOT 18, BLOCK 55, LAKEWOOD TERRACES, SHEET NO. 3, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 94, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 4205 PAGE AVENUE, SEBRING, FL 33875 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 September 3, 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 F09005030 NMNC-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 17, 24, 2010 seconds West for a distance of 18.67 feet; thence run North 15 degrees 10 minutes 32 seconds West for a distance of 41.34 feet; thence run South 74 degrees 49 minutes 28 seconds West for a distance of 0.33 feet; thence run North 15 minutes 10 minutes 32 seconds West for a distance of 9.33 feet; thence run North 74 degrees 49 minutes 28 seconds East for a distance of 19.33 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. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), disabled persons who, because of their disabilities, need special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the ADA Coordinator at 590 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870 or Telephone (863) 471-5313 not later than ve business days prior to such proceeding. Dated this 3rd day of September, 2010. ROBERT W. GERMAINE, CLERK Clerk Of The Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk Submitted by: LAW OFFICE OF MARSHALL C. WATSON 1800 NW 49th Street, Suite 120 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309 Telephone: (954) 453-0365 Facsimile: (954) 771-6052 Toll Free: 1-800-441-2438 September 17, 24, 2010 1050Legals IN THECIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 08001023GCS AURORA LOAN SERVICES, LLC, PLAINTIFF -VSGREGORY A. WATTS; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS INCORPORATED AS NOMINEE FOR LEHMAN BROTHERS BANK, F.S.B.; MICHELLE A. GUNN; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF GREGORY A. WATTS; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MICHELLE A. GUNN; JOHN DOE; JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANT(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, DEFENDANT(S) NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the 31st day of August, 2010, and entered in Case No. 08001023GCS, of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida, wherein AURORA LOAN SERVICES, LLC, is the Plaintiff and GREGORY A. WATTS; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS INCORPORATED AS NOMINEE FOR LEHMAN BROTHERS BANK, F.S.B.; MICHELLE A. GUNN; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF GREGORY A. WATTS; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MICHELLE A. GUNN; JOHN DOE; JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANT(S) 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, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FL 33870, at 11:00 a.m. on the 30th day of September, 2010, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: SEE EXHIBIT A EXHIBIT ``A'' UNIT NO. 3-C, of JACKSON SHORES TOWNHOUSES, according to the Declaration of Covenants and Restrictions for Jackson Shores as recorded in O.R. Book 701, Page 733, and Amended in O.R. Book 1287, Page 804, both of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. Being a portion of Lot 48 of the recorded subdivision of Government Lot 2, in Section 32, Township 34 South, Range 29 East, as per plat recorded in Transcript Book, Page 4, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida, being more particularly described as follows: COMMENCE at the Northeast corner of said Lot 48; thence South 74 degrees 50 minutes 00 seconds West along the North line of Lot 48 for a distance of 200.68 feet; thence run South 15 degrees 10 minutes 00 seconds East for a distance of 24.69 feet for the POINT OF BEGINNING; thence run South 15 degrees 10 minutes 32 seconds East for distance of 9.33 feet; thence run South 74 degrees 49 minutes 28 seconds West for a distance of 0.33 feet; thence run South 15 degrees 10 minutes 32 seconds East for a distance of 41.34 feet; thence run South 74 degrees 49 minutes 28 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 17, 2010. Personal Representative: /s/ Linda Raquel Cox 9 E. Orange Street Avon Park, Florida 33825 Attorney for Personal Representatives: /s/ David F. Lanier E-Mail Address: firstname.lastname@example.org Florida Bar No. 045399 DAVID F. LANIER P.O. Box 400 Avon Park, Florida 33826-0400 Telephone: (863) 453-4457 September 17, 24, 2010 1050Legals IN THECIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 10-360 IN RE: ESTATE OF YOKO H. GUNN a.k.a. YOKO GUNN Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of YOKO H. GUNN a.k.a. YOKO GUNN, deceased, whose date of death was January 18, 2010, and whose Social Security Number is xxx-xxxxxx, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870. The names and IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 10-347 IN RE: ESTATE OF OSSIE GATES Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of OSSIE GATES, deceased, whose date of death was December 1, 2009 and whose Social Security Number is XXX-XX-7693 is pending in the Circuit Court for HIGHLANDS County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870-3701. The names 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, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims on whom a copy of this notice is served must le their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (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 the decedent's estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, must le their claims with this court WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. THE DATE OF FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE IS SEPTEMBER 17, 2010. Personal Representative: Ronald J. Harris 17317 Broadlane Lane Okeechobee, FL 34974 Attorney for Personal Representative: Tanya Bell Florida Bar No. 0052924 UAW Legal Services Plan 2454 McMullen Booth Road, Bldg. B Suite 425 Clearwater, FL 33759 Telephone:(727) 669-5319 or (877) 309-1787 September 17, 24, 2010 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 17, 2010. Personal Representative: /s/ Linda Terhaar 3135 Shaker Dr. Charlotte, NC 28210 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 17, 24, 2010 1050Legals IN THECIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 10-307 IN RE: ESTATE OF HENRY E. KOST, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of HENRY E. KOST, deceased, whose date of death was June 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 IN THECIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL COURT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CASE NO. 28-2010-CA-000483 NOTICE OF ACTION SUNTRUST MORTGAGE, INC., Plaintiff, vs. JUAN ANDRES PUIGBO A/K/A JUAN ANDRES PUIGBO QUINONES, ET AL., Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE TO: JUAN ANDRES PUIGBO A/K/A JUAN ANDRES PUIGBO QUINONES AND FLAVIA GUARNIERI whose residence is unknown if he/she/they be living; and if he/she/they be dead, the unknown defendants who may be spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, lienors, creditors, trustees, and all parties claiming an interest by, through, under or against the Defendants, who are not known to be dead or alive, and all parties having or claiming to have any right, title or interest in the property described in the mortgage being foreclosed herein. YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to Foreclosure a Mortgage on the following property: LOT 9, IN BLOCK 2, OF J.O. YOUNCE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 19, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. has been led against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it, on DAVID J. STERN, ESQ., Attorney for Plaintiff, whose address is 900 South Pine Island Road #400. Plantation, Florida 33324-3920 on or before September 21, 2010, (no later than 30 days from the date of the rst publication of this notice of action) and le the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint or petition led herein. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court this 25th day of August, 2010. ROBERT W. GERMAINE As Clerk of the Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak As Deputy Clerk September 10, 17, 2010 property in Highlands County, Florida: Lot 20, Block D, of a Replat of a Portion of LAKE PLACID CAMP FLORIDA RESORT, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 15, Page 93, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida; has been led against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defense, if any, to it on the Plaintiff's attorney, whose name and address is: Michael L. Keiber, Esquire, Clifford R. Rhoades, P.A., 2141 Lakeview Drive, Sebring, Florida 33870, and le the original with the Clerk of the above named court on or before October 8, 2010; otherwise a judgment may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint or Petition. IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICAN WITH DISABILITIES ACT, PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES NEEDING A SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROCEEDING, YOU ARE ENTITLED, AT NO COST TO YOU, TO THE PROVISION OF CERTAIN ASSISTANCE. PLEASE CONTACT THE OFFICE OF THE COURT ADMINISTRATOR, (863) 5344690, WITHIN TWO (2) WORKING DAYS OF YOUR RECEIPT OF THIS NOTICE; IF YOU ARE HEARING OR VOICE IMPAIRED, CALL TDD (863) 534-7777 OR FLORIDA RELAY SERVICE 711. WITNESS my hand and the seal of said Court on this 25th day of August, 2010. ROBERT GERMAINE As Clerk of said Circuit Court By: /s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk September 10, 17, 24; October 1, 2010 1050Legals IN THECIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 10-383-GCS HIGHVEST CORP., a Florida corporation, Plaintiff, -vsMARK DOUGLAS MAST, MELINDA ANN MAST, CAMP FLORIDA RESORT PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC. and THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: MARK DOUGLAS MAST, MELINDA ANN MAST, and any and all other parties claiming to have any right, title or interest in the property hereinafter described. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a mortgage foreclosure action on the following real IN THECIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL COURT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CASE NO. 10000917GCS NOTICE OF ACTION DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR AMERIQUEST MORTGAGE SECURITIES, INC., ASSET-BACKED PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-R8, Plaintiff, vs. FRED C. SALTSGIVER AKA FRED SALTSGIVER, et. al. Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: FRED C. SALTSGIVER AKA FRED SALTSGIVER Whose residence is: 3605 PARADISE DRIVE, SEBRING, FL 33876 TO: CAROLE A. SALTSGIVER Whose residence is: 3605 PARADISE DRIVE, SEBRING, FL 33876 If alive, and if dead, all parties claiming interest by, through, under or against FRED C. SALTSGIVER AKA FRED SALTSGIVER; CAROLE A. SALTSGIVER and all parties having or claiming to have any right, title or interest in the property described herein. YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Foreclosure of Mortgage on the following described property: LOT 8, OF SUNVIEW ACRES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 12, PAGE 15, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. a/k/a 3605 PARADISE DRIVE, SEBRING, FL 33876 has been led against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it, on JESSICA FAGEN, Attorney for Plaintiff, whose address is 2901 Stirling Road, Suite 300, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312 within 30 days after the rst publication of this notice, and le the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court this 27th day of August, 2010. ROBERT W. GERMAINE As Clerk of the Court By: /s/ As Deputy Clerk September 10, 17, 2010 1050Legals 1000 Announcements Subscribe to the News-Sun Call 385-6155 www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, September 17, 2010Page 9A
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CALLJOYCE@ 863-385-6155OREMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org FORDETAILS!!of 9.70 feet to POINT OF BEGINNING; thence continue South 10 0 1'46'' East, a distance of 37.15 feet to POINT OF BEGINNING; thence continue South 10 01'46' East, a distance of 37.15 feet; thence run South 79 58'14'' West, a distance of 13.40 feet; thence North 10 01'46'' West, a distance of 17.05 feet; thence run South 79 58'14'' West, a distance of 12.22 feet; thence run North 10 01'46'' West, a distance of 8.20 feet;thence run North 79 58'14'' East, a distance of 6.07 feet; thence run North 10 01'46'' West, a distance of 11.90 feet; thence run North 79 58'14'' East, a distance of 19.55 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. Real Property Address: 1570 Lakeview Drive, Suite 6, Sebring, FL 33870. The Real Property tax identication number is: S-32-34-29-140-0000-0000. DATED on September 2, 2010. ROBERT W. GERMAINE As Clerk of Said Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak As Deputy Clerk Published on the 17th and 24th day of September, 2010, in The News-Sun. September 17, 24, 2010 1050LegalsAvenue, Sebring, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 29th day of September, 2010, the following described property as set forth in the Final Judgment of Foreclosure Against Defendants, TRANSCRIPTION SOLUTIONS OF SEBRING, INC., n/k/a QUALLS ENTERPRISES, INC.; WILLIAM A. QUALLS and MELISSA J. QUALLS, n/k/a MELISSA J. WHITE, and described as follows: A PORTION OF LOT 1, BLOCK 2, OF SUNSET BEACH SUBDIVISION, as originally recorded in Plat Book 1, Pages 20 & 21, of the Public records of Highlands County, Florida, lying between and not above or below elevations of 140.55 feet and 131.94 feet: COMMENCE at the Northwest Corner of Lot 1, Block 2, of SUNSET BEACH SUBDIVISION; thence run South 15 10'00'' East, along the Easterly right-of-way line of Lakeview Drive, a distance of 41.99 feet; thence run North 48 12'40'' East, along the Southerly right-ofway line of Kenilworth Boulevard, a distance of 28.17 feet; thence run North 89 01'20'' East, along said right-of-way, a distance of 222.81 feet; thence run South 15 10'00'' East, a distance of 28.93 feet; thence run South 74 50'00'' West, a distance of 56.23 feet; thence run South 10 01'46'' East, a distance 1050LegalsDEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; TENANT #1, TENANT #2, TENANT #3, AND TENANT #4, THE NAMES BEING FICTITIOUS TO ACCOUNT FOR PARTIES IN POSSESSION, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a Final Judgment in Foreclosure Against Defendants, TRANSCRIPTION SOLUTIONS OF SEBRING, INC., n/k/a QUALLS ENTERPRISES, INC.; WILLIAM A. QUALLS and MELISSA J. QUALLS, n/k/a MELISSA J. WHITE, dated the 1st day of September, 2010, in Case No. 10687-GCS, of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida in which HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK is the Plaintiff and TRANSCRIPTION SOLUTIONS OF SEBRING, INC., n/k/a QUALLS ENTERPRISES, INC.; WILLIAM A. QUALLS and MELISSA J. QUALLS, n/k/a MELISSA J. WHITE, are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room, of the Highlands County Courthouse, located at 430 S. Commerce 1050Legals IN THECIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 10-687-GCS HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK, Plaintiff, vs. TRANSCRIPTION SOLUTIONS OF SEBRING, INC., n/k/a QUALLS ENTERPRISES, INC.; WILLIAM A. QUALLS; MELISSA J. QUALLS, n/k/a MELISSA J. WHITE;KENILWORTH CORNER PROPERTY ASSOCIATION, INC.; AND ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL IN THECIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 10-239-GCS HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK, Plaintiff, vs. SUNNYLAND INVESTMENT, LLC; SHAHID N. CHOWDHURY AND ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; TENANT #1, TENANT #2, TENANT #3, AND TENANT #4, THE NAMES BEING FICTITIOUS TO ACCOUNT FOR PARTIES IN POSSESSION, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a Final Judgment in Foreclosure Against Defendants, SUNNYLAND INVESTMENT, LLC and SHAHID N. CHOWDHURY, dated the 1st day of September, 2010, in Case No. 10-239-GCS, of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida in which HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK is the Plaintiff and SUNNYLAND INVESTMENT, LLC and SHAHID N. CHOWDHURY are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room, of the Highlands County Courthouse, located at 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 29th day of September, 2010, the following described property as set forth in the Final Judgment of Foreclosure Against Defendants, SUNNYLAND INVESTMENT, LLC and SHAHID N. CHOWDHURY, and described as follows: All of the Northeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter of Section 9, Township 35 South, Range 29 East, Lying West of U.S. Highway 27, LESS the North 1141.33 feet thereof, of Highlands County, Florida. Real Property Address: 5721 US 27 South, Sebring, FL 33876. The Real Property tax identication number is: C-09-35-29-A00-0265-0000. DATED on September 2, 2010. ROBERT W. GERMAINE As Clerk of Said Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak As Deputy Clerk Published on the 17th and 24th day of September, 2010, in The News-Sun. September 17, 24, 2010 IN THECIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 10-784-GCS HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK, Plaintiff, vs. RICHARD BLAYER; JUDITH BLAYER; Husband and Wife; PLACID LAKES HOME AND PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; AND ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; TENANT #1, TENANT #2, TENANT #3, AND TENANT #4, THE NAMES BEING FICTITIOUS TO ACCOUNT FOR PARTIES IN POSSESSION, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a Final Judgment in Foreclosure Against Defendants, RICHARD BLAYER and JUDITH BLAYER dated the 1st day of September, 2010, in Case No. 10-784-GCS, of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida in which HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK is the Plaintiff and RICHARD BLAYER and JUDITH BLAYER, are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room, of the Highlands County Courthouse, located at 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 29th day of September, 2010, the following described property as set forth in the Final Judgment of Foreclosure Against Defendants, RICHARD BLAYER and JUDITH BLAYER, and described as follows: Lot 26, in Block 74, of PLACID LAKES, SECTION SEVEN, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 7, Page 69, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. Real Property Address: 159 Bougainvillea Street, Lake Placid, FL 33852 The Real Property tax identication number is: C-14-37-29-070-0740-0260. DATED on September 2, 2010. ROBERT W. GERMAINE As Clerk of Said Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak As Deputy Clerk Published on the 17th and 24th day of September, 2010, in The News-Sun. September 17, 24, 2010 IN THECIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 09-1489-CS RICHARD TAYLOR, Petitioner, vs. RUTH ROBINSON, J.G. SCHWALENBERG, ELIZABETH A. SCHWALENBERG and SUN N LAKES ESTATES, Respondents. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: Any known or unknown persons, and the unknown spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees, or other parties claiming any interest in the following described real property, and any unknown persons occupying said property. The property (including all buildings) is described and recorded in the public records of Highlands County, Florida as Lot 12 and Block 261 Sun N Lakes of Sebring Unit 13 as recorded in Plat Book 9 Page 71 of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a Petition to Quiet Title has been led against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it, on Brant Hargrove, Petitioner's attorney, whose address is 1291 Cedar Center Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32301, on or before October 8, 2010, and le the original with the clerk of this said court either before service on Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter, otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Petition. Dated on August 26, 2010. ROBERT W. GERMAINE As Clerk of the Court By: /s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk September 10, 17, 2010 NOTICE OFSALE IS HEREBY GIVEN TO: Kimyatta Pringle that on September 20th 2010 at 11am at Dwight's Mini Storage 1112 Persimmon Ave. Sebring, FL. 33870. The personal property in Unit #35 of Kimyatta Pringle will be sold or disposed of PURSUANT TO F.S 83.806(4) September 10, 17, 2010 1050Legals IN THECIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 10-237-GCS HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK, Plaintiff, vs. MAGDALA EDMOND and SERGE FLEURIMOND, WIFE AND HUSBAND; AND ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; TENANT #1, TENANT #2, TENANT #3, AND TENANT #4, THE NAMES BEING FICTITIOUS TO ACCOUNT FOR PARTIES IN POSSESSION, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a Final Judgment in Foreclosure Against Defendants, MAGDALA EDMOND and SERGE FLEURIMOND, dated the 1st day of September, 2010, in Case No. 10-237-GCS, of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida in which HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK is the Plaintiff and MAGDALA EDMOND and SERGE FLEURIMOND, are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room, of the Highlands County Courthouse, located at 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 29th day of September, 2010, the following described property as set forth in the Final Judgment of Foreclosure Against Defendants, MAGDALA EDMOND and SERGE FLEURIMOND and described as follows: A Tract 160 feet East and West by 110 feet North and South in the Northeast Corner of Lot 4 and Lot 5, in Block 5, of TOWN OF AVON PARK, according to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 58, Public Records of DeSoto County, of which Highlands County was formerly a part, Lying in Section 22, Township 33 South, Range 28 East, Highlands County, Florida. Real Property Address: 25 Lawhon Street, Avon Park, FL 33825. The Real Property tax identication number is: A-22-33-28-010-0050-0041. DATED on September 2, 2010. ROBERT W. GERMAINE As Clerk of Said Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak As Deputy Clerk Published on the 17th and 24th day of September, 2010, in The News-Sun. September 17, 24, 2010 IN THECIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 09-586-GCS HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK, Plaintiff, vs. KIMBERLY E. CHAMBLISS REVOCABLE LIVING TRUST, dated June 29, 2004; KIMBERLY E. CHAMBLISS; TIMOTHY J. CHAMBLISS; BAGWELL LUMBER COMPANY OF AVON PARK, INC.; AND ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; TENANT #1, TENANT #2, TENANT #3, AND TENANT #4, THE NAMES BEING FICTITIOUS TO ACCOUNT FOR PARTIES IN POSSESSION, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a Final Judgment in Foreclosure Against Defendants, KIMBERLY E. CHAMBLISS REVOCABLE LIVING TRUST, dated the 29th day of June, 2004; KIMBERLY E. CHAMBLISS; and TIMOTHY J. CHAMBLISS, dated the 1st of September, 2010, in Case No. 09-586-GCS, of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida in which HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK is the Plaintiff and KIMBERLY E. CHAMBLISS REVOCABLE LIVING TRUST, dated the 29th day of June, 2004; KIMBERLY E. CHAMBLISS; and TIMOTHY J. CHAMBLISS are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room, of the Highlands County Courthouse, located at 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 29th day of September, 2010, the following described property as set forth in the Final Judgment of Foreclosure Against Defendants, KIMBERLY E. CHAMBLISS REVOCABLE LIVING TRUST, dated the 29th day of June, 2004; KIMBERLY E. CHAMBLISS and TIMOTHY J. CHAMBLISS, and described as follows: Lot 13 and Lot 14, in Block 40, of LEISURE LAKES, SECTION ELEVEN, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 7, Page 25, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. Real Property Address: 1116 & 1118 Sycamore Street, Lake Placid, FL 33852. The Real Property tax identication number is: C-21-36-29-110-0400-0140. DATED on September 2, 2010. ROBERT W. GERMAINE As Clerk of Said Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak As Deputy Clerk Published on the 17th and 24th day of September, 2010, in The News-Sun. September 17, 24, 2010 IN THECIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 09-1905 GCS LEON J. VICKERS, a single man, Plaintiff, vs. RAYMOND PAUL SCHMELKA, a single man, Defendant. 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: Lot 18, Block 7, Sebring Acres, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 9, Page 56, 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 10, 17, 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 As Deputy Clerk Published on the 17th and 24th day of September, 2010, in The News-Sun. September 17, 24, 2010 1050Legals IN THECIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 10-729-GCS HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK, Plaintiff, vs. CASEY LYNN SVOBODA; AND ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; TENANT #1, TENANT #2, TENANT #3, AND TENANT #4, THE NAMES BEING FICTITIOUS TO ACCOUNT FOR PARTIES IN POSSESSION, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a Final Judgment in Foreclosure Against Defendant, CASEY LYNN SVOBODA, dated the 1st day of September, 2010, in Case No. 10729-GCS, of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida in which HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK is the Plaintiff and CASEY LYNN SVOBODA, are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room, of the Highlands County Courthouse, located at 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 29th day of September, 2010, the following described property as set forth in the Final Judgment of Foreclosure Against Defendants, CASEY LYNN SVOBODA, and described as follows: Lot 81, Block 219, of SUN N LAKE ESTATES, Section 19, according to the plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 8, Page 88, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. Real Property Address: 334 Sunshine Avenue, Lake Placid, FL 33852. The Real Property tax identication number is: C-22-37-30-190-2190-0810. DATED on September 2, 2010. ROBERT W. GERMAINE As Clerk of Said Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak IN THECIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 53-2010-CA-005387-0000-00 Sec: 04 FIRST SOUTHERN BANK, a Florida corporation Plaintiff, v. GEORGE REAL ESTATE HOLDINGS, LLC, a Florida limited liability company, GEORGE A. BAVELIS, CITY OF LAKE WALES, a Florida municipal corporation, CITY OF PLANT CITY, FLORIDA, a Florida municipal corporation, AJ PETROLEUM GROUP, LLC, a dissolved Florida limited liability company, AJ PETROLEUM, LLC, a dissolved Florida limited liability company, CB LOAN PURCHASE ASSOCIATES, LLC, a New Jersey limited liability company, MIAMI ENERGY V, LLC, a dissolved Florida limited liability company, and Any and all Unknown Parties Claiming by, Through, Under, and Against the Herein Named Defendant(s) who are Not Known to be Dead or Alive, Whether Said Unknown Parties May Claim an Interest as Spouses, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or Other Claimants Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE (Pursuant to Chapter 45) NOTICE OF SALE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment or an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure dated August 24, 2010 and entered in Case No. 53-2010-CA-005387-000000 of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit. In and for Polk County, Florida, wherein FIRST SOUTHERN BANK, is Plaintiff, and GEORGE REAL ESTATE HOLDINGS, LLC, GEORGE A. BAVELIS; CITY OF LAKE WALES, CITY OF PLANT CITY, FLORIDA, AJ PETROLEUM GROUP, LLC, AJ PETROLEUM, LLC, CB LOAN PURCHASE ASSOCIATES, LLC, and MIAMI ENERGY V, LLC is Defendant, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in room 8D 8th Floor of the Polk County Courthouse in Bartow, FL, 255 N. Broadway Ave., at 9:00 o'clock A.M. on the 26th day of January, 2011 the following described property as set forth in said Order of Final Judgment, to wit: SEE ATTACHED LEGAL DESCRIPTION EXHIBIT A Parcel 1: Tract A, PLACID PLAZA, according to the map or plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 7, Page 23, Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. Parcel 2: Commence at the West 1/4 corner of Section 3, Township 30 South, Range 27 East, Polk County, Florida; run thence North 89 21'19'' East, 2000.93 feet; thence North 1 29'35'' East, 287.97 feet to a point on the Northerly right-of-way of State Road 60; thence South 50 52'30'' East, 211.52 feet along the Northerly right-of-way of State Road 60; thence continue along said right-of-way, along the arc of a curve to the right, R=9872.14, D=0 36'21'', L=104.365 feet, C=104.365 feet, C.B.=South 50 34'20'' East to the Point of Beginning; run thence North 42 27'30'' East, 227.844 feet; thence North 39 27'14'' East, 108.466 feet to a point on the Southerly rightof-way of the Old Bartow Road; run thence along the said right-of-way along the arc of a curve to the left R=1789.15 feet, D=2 05'00'', L=65.055 feet, C=65.052 feet; C.B.=North 86 53'15'' East to the P.T.; thence continue along said right-of-way North 85 50'45'' East, 9.560 feet; thence South 38 42'38'' West, 115.967 feet; thence South 47 32'30'' East, 159.00 feet; thence South 42 27'30'' West, 266.00 feet to a point on the Northerly rightof-way of State Road 60; thence along the said right-of-way along the curve to the left R=9872.140 feet, D=1 14'13'', L-213.149 feet, C=213.144 feet, C.B=North 49 39'03'' West to the Point of Beginning. Parcel 3: Lot 1 and 2, Block 9, Dixie Garden, according to the map or plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 3, Page(s) 58, Public Records of Hillsborough County, Florida. ``Schedule F'' All sales are to be held in Courtroom 8D, on the Eighth oor, of the Polk County Courthouse located at 255 North Broadway Avenue, Bartow, Florida. Please note that the main entrance is located on Church Street. No entry is possible from Broadway Avenue. In the event any temporary change of location is necessary, the Clerk shall post a ``Notice of Change'' at the sale location directing the bidders to the temporary sale location. If you are a person with disabilities who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Ofce of the Court Administrator, 255 N. Broadway Ave., Bartow, FL 33860, (863)534-4686, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notication if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days, if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 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. Dated this 26th day of August, 2010. RICHARD WEISS As Clerk of the Court By: /s/ Sheila Taylor Deputy Clerk Attorney for Plaintiff: Mark S. Schecter, Esq. 100 NE 3rd Avenue, Suite 620 Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301 FL Bar No.: 183886 (954)779-7009 September 10, 17, 2010 1050Legals Page 10ANews-SunFriday, September 17, 2010www.newssun.co m
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DINING ROOMSET Cherrywood 3 pieces-Table w/ 1 leaf, 4 side / 2captain chairs, china cabinet & curio cabinet. $550 863-381-1686 7180FurnitureFREEZER -chest style, medium size, excellent condition $200. 863-655-0311. 7040Appliances 7000 Merchandise STORAGESTORAGE LOT FOR LEASE. Completely fenced. Hwy 27, Avon Park. 863-453-7673 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: email@example.com 6750Commercial Rental SEBRING 1309Hi-Ta-Kee Small 3BR, 1BA in Better Area. Lg Yard, W/D Hookup. $600/mo. Lease & References.Wolf Lake Realty 863-452-2299 or 863-449-0159 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: firstname.lastname@example.org LAKE PLACIDNear Lake Placid Boat Ramp with lake access. Unfurnished 2BR, 1BA Appliances, A/C. $650/mo. + $500 Security Deposit. 863-465-1354 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 6300Unfurnished Houses 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. 941-525-7384 6300Unfurnished Houses SEBRING Country Club of Sebring, 2BR, 2BA, den, lanai, pool. Available Sept. 1st December 31st. Call 812-482-4601 or 812-639-0512. LAKE PLACIDFully Furnished 2BR, 1BA with screen room, in country setting on 3 lots. Lake Istokpoga priviledges. Seasonal/Monthly. 863-699-0045 6250Furnished Houses 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 .LEMONTREE APARTMENTS1015 West Bell St. Avon Park, FL 33825 (off US 27, behind Wendy's)1BR, 1BA $495 month + $200 security deposit (Water, Sewer & Garbage Incl) Pets Welcome Full Size Washer/Dryer Open 8 am 7 pm, 7 Days a Week Call Alan, (386) 503-8953 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 AVON PARKApartment with balcony overlooking Lake Verona and City Park Laundry Facilities, $365/mo. 100 E. Main St. 863-453-8598 AVON PARK ** Highlands Apartments 1680 North Delaware 1BR, 1BA & 2BR, 2BA Available. Central heat & air. Extra insulation. 1st & Sec. Call 863-449-0195 **NOW LEASING** PARK PLAZA A BRAND NEW RENTAL COMMUNITY LOCATED IN AVON PARK, FL SPACIOUS 2BR 2BA APARTMENT HOMES. **ONLY $575/mo.** A MUST SEE! ************************Please Call 305-932-4800 for more information. 6200UnfurnishedApartments SEBRING -ON LAKE JACKSON... Great Sunsets! Recently Totally Renovated. Furnished 2BR, 1BA, $550/mo, + sec. includes W/S/G & Cable. 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Call 863-465-0075 6050Duplexes for Rent 6000 RentalsAVON 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 SELECTION of 1 & 2 Bedroom Units For Sale in friendly/active 55+ Park, located near shopping, banks, hospital, reasonable lot rent incl. S/W/G & lawn mowing. Call for more info. or to view units. No pets please 863-385-7034 Palm Harbor Repo Approx 3000 sq ft40x76 for immediate delivery. Factory location only $89,900 Call Now! 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 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!!! 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Must have clean driving record and pass drug test and DOT physical. Apply: Heartland Career Center, 2730 US 27, N., Sebring. DENTAL ASSISTANTWANTED for high volume practice. Must be experienced. Please call 863-382-9090 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 Services CHECK YOUR AD Please check your ad on the rst day it runs to make sure it is correct. Sometimes instructions over the phone are misunderstood and an error can occur. If this happens to you, please call us the rst day your ad appears and we will be happy to x it as soon as we can. If We can assist you, please call us: 385-6155 News-Sun Classied 1100Announcements SECTION 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 Bids 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 NOTICE OFFINAL AGENCY ACTION BY THE SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT Notice is given that the District's Final Agency Action is approval of the Small General Water Use Permit on 15 acres to serve Water Use Permit known as Road and Bridge Facility. The project is located in Highlands County, Section(s) 9 and 16, Township 35 South, Range 29 East. The permit applicant is Highlands County Board of County Commissioners whose address is 630 S. Commerce Avenue, Room B233, Sebring, Florida 33870. The permit No. is 20-004198.006. The le(s) pertaining to the project referred to above is available for inspection Monday through Friday except for legal holidays, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., at the Southwest Florida Water Management District Southwest Florida Water Management District Bartow Service Ofce at 170 Century Boulevard, Bartow, FL 33830-7700. NOTICE OF RIGHTS Any person whose substantial interests are affected by the District's action regarding this permit may request an administrative hearing in accordance with Sections 120.569 and 120.57, Florida Statutes (F.S.), and Chapter 28-106, Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.), of the Uniform Rules of Procedure. A request for hearing must (1) explain how the substantial interests of each person requesting the hearing will be affected by the District's action, or nal action; (2) state all material facts disputed by each person requesting the hearing or state that there are no disputed facts; and (3) otherwise comply with Chapter 28-106, F.A.C. A request for hearing must be led with and received by the Agency Clerk of the District's Brooksville address, 2379 Broad Street, Brooksville, FL 34604-6899 within 21 days of publication of this notice (or within 14 days for an Environmental Resource Permit application with Proprietary Authorization for the use of Sovereign Submerged Lands). Failure to le a request for hearing within this time period shall constitute a waiver of any right such person may have to request a hearing under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S. Because the administrative hearing process is designed to formulate nal agency action, the ling of a petition means that the District's nal action may be different from the position taken by it in this notice of nal agency action. Persons whose substantial interests will be affected by any such nal decision of the District on the application have the right to petition to become a party to the proceeding, in accordance with the requirements set forth above. Mediation pursuant to Section 120.573, F.S., to settle an administrative dispute regarding the District's nal action in this matter is not available prior to the ling of a request for hearing. September 17, 2010 ***************************************** HIGHLANDS COUNTY LEGAL NOTICES ***************************************** The following legal notices are from the Highlands County Board of County Commissioners and are being published in the font, size, and leading as per their specications. 1055HighlandsCounty LegalsIN THECIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 28-2009-CA-000129 THE HUNTINGTON NATIONAL BANK, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO HUNTINGTON FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK Plaintiff vs. DONALD E. MASSALINE, et al. Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure or Order dated September 2, 2010, entered in Civil Case Number 28-2009-CA-000129, in the Circuit Court for HIGHLANDS County, Florida, wherein THE HUNTINGTON NATIONAL BANK, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO HUNTINGTON FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK is the Plaintiff, and DONALD E. MASSALINE, et al., are the Defendants, I will sell the property situated in HIGHLANDS County, Florida, described as: Lot thirteen (13), Block four (4), of Altamont Place Addition No. 2, according to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 10, Page 45, 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 30th 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: September 3, 2010. Robert W. Germaine CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk September 17, 24, 2010 1050Legals IN THECIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 10-240-GCS NORTHERN MAINE DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION, Plaintiff, vs. KATHERINE ESTY-PICA and MICHAEL PICA, Husband and Wife; CARIBOU CHAMBER OF COMMERCE & INDUSTRY; AND ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; TENANT #1, TENANT #2, TENANT #3, AND TENANT #4, THE NAMES BEING FICTITIOUS TO ACCOUNT FOR PARTIES IN POSSESSION, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a Final Judgment in Foreclosure Against Defendants, MICHAEL PICA and KATHERINE ESTY-PICA, dated the 1st day of September, 2010, in Case No. 10-240-GCS, of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida in which HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK is the Plaintiff and MICHAEL PICA and KATHERINE ESTYPICA,, are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room, of the Highlands County Courthouse, located at 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 29th day of September, 2010, the following described property as set forth in the Final Judgment of Foreclosure Against Defendants, MICHAEL PICA and KATHERINE ESTY-PICA, and described as follows: Parcel 2: Lot 1, Block 27, Unit 14, ORANGE BLOSSOM COUNTRY CLUB COMMUNITY, according to the plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 10, Page 6, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. Real Property Address: 9536 Smokeywoods Drive, Sebring, FL 33872 The Real Property tax identication number is: C-24-35-28-140-0270-0010 Parcel 3: Lot 26, Block 4, of HIGHLANDS PARK ESTATES, SECTION K, according to the plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 6, Page 9, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. Real Property Address: 1605 Crystal View Street, Lake Placid, FL 33852 The Real Property tax identication number is: C-20-36-30-100-0040-0260. Parcel 4: Lot 16 and Lot 17, Block 13, HIGHLANDS PARK ESTATES, SECTION J, according to the plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 5, Page 41, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. Real Property Address: 1503 Taft Avenue, Lake Placid, FL 33852 The Real Property tax identication number is: C-20-36-30-090-0130-0160. Parcel 5: Lot 3, Block FF, of SEBRING LAKE-VILLAGE VI, according to the plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 10, Page 21, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. Real Property Address: 5816 Sun Valley Drive, Sebring, FL 33876 The Real Property tax identication number is: C-15-35-30-060-0FF0-0030. DATED on September 2, 2010. ROBERT W. GERMAINE As Clerk of Said Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak As Deputy Clerk Published on the 17th and 24th day of September, 2010, in The News-Sun. September 17, 24, 2010 THE CIRCUITCOURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO. 28-2008-CA-000510 HSBC BANK USA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR DEUTSCHE ALT-A SECURITIES MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES SERIES 2006-0A1, Plaintiff, vs. CATHY EILEEN COOKE A/K/A CATHY E. COOKE, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated August 30, 2010 and entered in Case No. 28-2008-CA-000510 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein HSBC BANK USA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR DEUTSCHE ALT-A SECURITIES MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST,MORTGAGE PASSTHROUGH CERTIFICATES SERIES 2006-0A1, is the Plaintiff, and CATHY EILEEN COOKE A/K/A CATHY E. COOKE; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF CATHY EILEEN COOKE A/K/A CATHY E. COOKE N/K/A JANE DOE; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INCORPORATED, AS NOMINEE FOR COUNTRYWIDE FINANCIAL CORPORATION; FOUNTAINHEAD CONDOMINIUM, INC.; 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 30th day of September, 2010, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: UNIT 1006, THE FOUNTAINHEAD CONDOMINIUM, ACCORDING TO DECLARATION OF CONDOMINIUM RECORDED IN O.R. BOOK 287, PAGE 386 AND AMENDED IN O.R. BOOK 298, PAGE 94, AND O.R. BOOK 996, PAGE 9, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 9, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, TOGETHER WITH AN UNDIVIDED INTEREST IN AND TO THE COMMON ELEMENTS APPURTENANT TO SAID UNIT IN SAID CONDOMINIUM, BEING A PART OF LOT 2, BLOCK 94, OF THE ORIGINAL TOWN OF SEBRING, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 1, PUBLIC RECORDS OF DESOTO COUNTY, (NOW HIGHLANDS), FLORIDA. A/K/A 2131 LAKEVIEW DRIVE APT 1006, 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 September 3, 2010. ROBERT W. GERMAINE, CLERK Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. 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By DAN HOEHNE firstname.lastname@example.orgThey fought through frustration and the continual returns of a scrappy Wildcat squad as the Lady Dragons held on for a five-game win over Hardee Tuesday night. After an "overtime" opener went to the Lady Cats, 28-26, Lake Placid rebounded with a 25-20 win to even things up at 1-1. Hardee, however, scratched and clawed to a 26-24 win in the third game to go back on top. But the Dragons defended their home court with a 2521 win before winning the rubber match going away, 15-6. "It was a very exciting and frustrating night," head coach Linette Wells said. "I had to put people in different positions than they normally play, but they stepped up and fought hard." Part of the excitement stemmed from some strong defensive play at that net as well as some heavy hitting on the outside. "Alysha Curtis and Marissa Baldwin were a force at the net and Alan Neilander and Taylor Miller were my top killers, often making something out of nothing," Wells said. There was also the benefit of key contributions off the bench. "Shelbi Bertram stepped up when I needed her," Wells said. "She doesn't see a lot of time on the court, but I know when I need her, she'll get the job done." The win came after a three-game, district sweep at Mulberry last Thursday and has the Dragons on a bit of a roll. Aroll they hoped to continue Thursday with another district contest as McKeel came for a visit. See Sunday's News-Su n for a recap of the match wi th the Lady Wildcats. By DAN HOEHNE email@example.comSEBRING Playing down t o the level of an opponent c an make for a trap game, e specially with the team l eader sidelined. But the Lady Crusaders of H eartland Christian, even w ith a drop in intensity, had l ittle trouble with Vanguard T uesday night, sweeping the m atch in three games. "Yes, we did win, but it w asn't our best game," head c oach Shannon Cleveland s aid. "We could see early on t hat even though Vanguard h as improved, they weren't g oing to be too much compet ition and the intensity and h eart that I know our girls h ave, just wasn't there." Even so, the 25-13, 25-14 a nd 25-14 wins over the Lady P anthers moved Heartland to 4 -1 on the season, 3-1 in dist rict play, and came on the h eels of perhaps their most i mpressive outing of the year. Having topped City of Life i n the first game of their m atch last Thursday, setter a nd team leader Kayla S elander went down in the s econd game with an injured a nkle a potential derailment f or the team. "She badly bruised it and w e were concerned," C leveland said. "But I didn't w ant to lose and use that as a n excuse." And rather than fold their t ents, the Lady Crusaders r ose to the occasion. "It was just an amazing m atch," Cleveland said. "It w as very evenly matched, a nd when Kayla went down, t he girls really pulled togethe r and won that game." They fell in the third game, but banded together and pulled out the fourth-game win to take the match. "That really showed them what they can do," Cleveland said. "Of the top teams in our district, Victory, Sonrise and Southland, we've only played Southland and lost in four games. But that was just our second game of the season. We've been improving ever since and gaining confidence." Friday, Heartland will have an anticipated rematch with Southland in Kissimmee and see just how far they've come. And they're likely to have Selander back in the mix as well, with her ankle healing up nicely. See Sunday's News-Sun to see how the Lady Crusaders faired. SPORTS B SECTION News-Sun Friday, September 17, 2010 Page 3BGame Notes Both teams have a side of the ball that is progressing,which could be a key to this game as Lake Placid's offense is starting to put points on the board while the Avon Park defense is tightening up.Conversely,the Green Dragon defense has struggled to keep the opponents out of the end zone and the Red Devil offense has seen numerous turnovers prevent them from scoring as they are still adjusting to their new offensive schemes. Last W eek Avon Park: Couldn't get the offense on track and fell in a 13-0 loss at Okeechobee. Lake Placid: Saw a halftime lead disappear as Celebration stormed back for a 25-20 win,the first in the series for the Storm. Recor ds Avon Park 0-2; Lake Placid 0-2 Avon Park at Lake Placid Game Notes They may come in at 0-2,but Lake Region's losses have come against very tough competition against ranked Winter Haven and Kathleen. The Blue Streak offense is showing a multitude of weapons which should keep opposing defenses on their toes. Last W eek Sebring: The Blue Streaks toppled Hardee on the road,28-7,in a lightning-shortened game. Lake Region: Fell to ranked Lakeland Kathleen,39-15. Recor ds Sebring 2-0; Lake Region 0-2 Sebring vs. Lake Region All games have 7:30 p.m. kickoffs unless otherwise noted News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Esther Arnold sends this dig to the front row to set up the offense in Heartland Christian's sweep of the Vanguard Panthers Tuesday night. Lady Crusaders vanquish Vanguard News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE In an event that would exemplify the day's meet, Lake Placid's Deta Waller holds an early lead in the Girls 200 Individual Medley over Sebring's Marissa Parsons. Parsons would come back to win the event, by a margin of barely more than one second, though Lake Placid would take the meet overall, by a mere two points. News-Sun file photo by DAN HOEHN E Shelbi Bertram stepped in and played a key role in Lake Placid's win over Hardee Tuesday night. By DAN HOEHNE firstname.lastname@example.orgLAKE PLACID Across c ounty matchup in any sport d oesn't get any better, or c loser, than Tuesday's dual s wim meet pitting the host L ake Placid Green Dragons a gainst the visiting Blue S treaks of Sebring. Through 24 events they d ove, swam, flip turned and r eached for the final tap-in. And when the dust finally s ettled, or once the waves calmed, Lake Placid was holding on to a two-point overall victory, 314-312. Sebring's girls held the edge on their side of the meet, 174-138, while the Dragon boys made up the difference, plus two, with a 176138 spread. It all began with Sebring's foursome of Kate Bryan, Kim Perez, Kara Burger and Julie Kirsch winning the 200 Medley Relay in a time of 2:10.34, a little more than two seconds ahead of Dragons Shannon Viox, Rachel Cope, Deta Waller and Shannon Cummings. The Streaks also took the Boys 200 Medley to bolster their early lead. But Lake Placid took first in both the Girls and Boys 200 Freestyle events, with Viox and Tayler Allcorn earning the respective wins. Marissa Parsons got another Sebring win in the Girls Dragons edge Streaks, "Wet" Devils topple two See SWIM, page 4B Lady Dragons hang on against Hardee SYF spells out its' intentions Courtesy pho to The Sebring Youth Footballers form a human "W" in hopes of bringing home wins at their Friday night Pep Rally. See page 4B for a recap of last Saturday's games.
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 email@example.com .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. .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 Baseball Tradition."Panther Baseball ShowcaseAVONPARK The South Florida Community College baseball program will be hosting a High School Baseball Showcase Camp Saturday, Nov. 13 and 20 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for the first 30 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.LPAA Hall of FameLAKEPLACID 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 and available at Brantl ey Properties on Interlake Boulevard or b y calling Darrell at 441-0417. 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.A.P. Fall BallAVONPARK Avon Park You th Baseball will be holding a registration o n Saturday, Sept. 18, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Durrah Martin Baseball Complex in the concession stand. Please bring a copy of Birth Certifica te and recent picture. Cost is $40 per child. Registration is for kids 612 years ol d. Any questions please contact Hea th Townsend at 863-443-0673. The Top Shop in Avon Park is st ill accepting registrations for Fall ba ll Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. AMERICANLEAGUEEast Division WLPctGB Tampa Bay8857.607 New York8858.60312Boston8264.562612Toronto7373.5001512Baltimore5888.3973012Central Division WLPctGB Minnesota8758.600 Chicago7966.5458 Detroit7274.4931512Kansas City6085.41427 Cleveland5986.40728 West Division WLPctGB Texas8263.566 Oakland7273.49710 Los Angeles7174.49011 Seattle5591.3772712___ Wednesday's Games Boston 5, Seattle 1 L.A. Angels 7, Cleveland 0 Baltimore 3, Toronto 1 Tampa Bay 4, N.Y. Yankees 3 Texas 11, Detroit 7 Minnesota 9, Chicago White Sox 3 Kansas City 6, Oakland 3 Thursday's Games L.A. Angels at Cleveland, late Minnesota at Chicago White Sox, late Friday's Games N.Y. Yankees (A.J.Burnett 10-13) at Baltimore (Millwood 3-15), 7:05 p.m. L.A. Angels (Haren 3-4) at Tampa Bay (W.Davis 12-9), 7:10 p.m. Toronto (Cecil 12-7) at Boston (Lackey 12-10), 7:10 p.m. Cleveland (C.Carrasco 0-0) at Kansas City (Davies 8-9), 8:10 p.m. Detroit (Scherzer 10-10) at Chicago White Sox (E.Jackson 3-1), 8:10 p.m. Oakland (Bre.Anderson 5-6) at Minnesota (Blackburn 9-9), 8:10 p.m. Texas (C.Wilson 14-6) at Seattle (F.Hernandez 11-11), 10:10 p.m.NATIONALLEAGUEEast Division WLPctGB Philadelphia8661.585 Atlanta8364.5653 Florida7372.50312 New York7373.5001212Washington6284.4252312Central Division WLPctGB Cincinnati8363.568 St. Louis7470.5148 Houston7076.47913 Milwaukee6778.4621512Chicago6581.44518 Pittsburgh4897.3313412West Division WLPctGB San Diego8263.566 San Francisco8264.56212Colorado8066.548212Los Angeles7274.4931012Arizona5888.3972412___ Wednesday's Games Washington 4, Atlanta 2 Milwaukee 8, Houston 6, 10 innings Colorado 9, San Diego 6 Cincinnati 7, Arizona 5 Philadelphia 10, Florida 5 N.Y. Mets 8, Pittsburgh 7 Chicago Cubs 7, St. Louis 3 San Francisco 2, L.A. Dodgers 1 Thursday's Games Arizona at Cincinnati, late Pittsburgh at N.Y. Mets, late San Diego at St. Louis, late L.A. Dodgers at San Francisco, late Friday's Games Arizona (I.Kennedy 9-9) at Pittsburgh (Burres 3-3), 7:05 p.m. Washington (Marquis 2-8) at Philadelphia (Oswalt 12-13), 7:05 p.m. Atlanta (Hanson 9-11) at N.Y. Mets (Niese 9-8), 7:10 p.m. Chicago Cubs (Dempster 13-10) at Florida (Sanabia 4-2), 7:10 p.m. Cincinnati (Cueto 12-5) at Houston (W.Rodriguez 11-12), 8:05 p.m. San Diego (Latos 14-6) at St. Louis (Lohse 3-7), 8:15 p.m. Colorado (Jimenez 18-6) at L.A. Dodgers (Kuroda 10-12), 10:10 p.m. Milwaukee (Ra.Wolf 11-11) at San Francisco (Bumgarner 5-5), 10:15 p.m.AMERICAN CONFERENCEEast WLTPctPFPA Miami1001.0001510 New England1001.0003824 N.Y. Jets010.000910 Buffalo010.0001015 South WLTPctPFPA Houston1001.0003424 Jacksonville1001.0002417 Tennessee1001.0003813 Indianapolis010.0002434 North WLTPctPFPA Pittsburgh1001.000159 Baltimore1001.000109 Cincinnati010.0002438 Cleveland010.0001417 West WLTPctPFPA Kansas City1001.0002114 San Diego010.0001421 Denver010.0001724 Oakland010.0001338NATIONAL CONFERENCEEast WLTPctPFPA Washington1001.000137 N.Y. Giants1001.0003118 Dallas010.000713 Philadelphia010.0002027 South WLTPctPFPA New Orleans1001.000149 Tampa Bay1001.0001714 Atlanta010.000915 Carolina010.0001831 North WLTPctPFPA Chicago1001.0001914 Green Bay1001.0002720 Detroit010.0001419 Minnesota010.000914 West WLTPctPFPA Arizona1001.0001713 Seattle1001.000316 San Francisco010.000631 St. Louis010.0001317 ___ Sunday's Games Chicago at Dallas, 1 p.m. Arizona at Atlanta, 1 p.m. Buffalo at Green Bay, 1 p.m. Philadelphia at Detroit, 1 p.m. Pittsburgh at Tennessee, 1 p.m. Baltimore at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. Kansas City at Cleveland, 1 p.m. Tampa Bay at Carolina, 1 p.m. Miami at Minnesota, 1 p.m. Seattle at Denver, 4:05 p.m. St. Louis at Oakland, 4:05 p.m. Houston at Washington, 4:15 p.m. Jacksonville at San Diego, 4:15 p.m. New England at N.Y. Jets, 4:15 p.m. N.Y. Giants at Indianapolis, 8:20 p.m. Monday's Game New Orleans at San Francisco, 8:30 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 2, Atlanta 0 Sunday: Seattle 79, Atlanta 77 Tuesday: Seattle 87, Atlanta 84 Thursday: 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 Columbus1365443323 New York1284403025 Toronto FC7107282227 Kansas City796272224 Chicago688262830 Philadelphia6126242739 New England7133242438 D.C.5163181637WESTERN CONFERENCEWLTPtsGFGA Los Angeles1455473618 Real Salt Lake1248443716 FC Dallas10211412917 San Jose1076362523 Colorado977342924 Seattle996332629 Chivas USA7124252529 Houston6125232838 NOTE: Three points for victory, one point for tie. ___ Wednesday's Games San Jose 1, Philadelphia 0 Thursday's Game New York at FC Dallas, late Saturday, September 18 Chicago at Real Salt Lake, 4 p.m. Seattle FC at Columbus, 7:30 p.m. Toronto FC at Houston, 8:30 p.m. New England at Colorado, 9 p.m. D.C. United at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m.BASEBALLAmerican League NEW YORK YANKEES-Agreed to terms with LHP Royce Ring. National League MILWAUKEE BREWERS-Extended their affiliation agreement with Nashville (PCL) through the 2012 season. SAN DIEGO PADRES-Claimed RHP Cesar Carrillo off waivers from Philadelphia. Designated RHP Craig Italiano for assignment.BASKETBALLNational Basketball Association ATLANTA HAWKS-Signed G-F Pape Sy. NEW JERSEY NETS-Signed F Stephen Graham to a two-year contract. Named Doug Overton player development coach and Robby Hoenshel assistant trainer and director of sports rehabilitation. UTAH JAZZ-Signed C Francisco Elson.FOOTBALLNational Football League CHICAGO BEARS-Signed LB Marcus Buggs to the practice squad. Terminated the contract of WR Greg Mathews from the practice squad. CLEVELAND BROWNS-Signed RB Thomas Clayton and DB DeAndre Wright to the practice squad. Waived RB Andre Anderson and DB DeAngelo Smith from the practice squad. INDIANAPOLIS COLTS-Signed DB DaJuan Morgan. Waived OL Joe Reitz. KANSAS CITY CHIEFS-Signed LB Charlie Anderson. Placed LB Cameron Sheffield on injured reserve. MIAMI DOLPHINS-Signed DL Lionel Dotson and LB Erik Walden. Waived DE Clifton Geathers and LB Micah Johnson. NEW YORK GIANTS-Signed OL Dennis Landolt to the practice squad. NEW YORK JETS-Placed NT Kris Jenkins on injured reserve. Signed DT Howard Green SAN DIEGO CHARGERS-Placed C David Binn on injured reserve. Signed TE James Dearth. SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS-Signed WR Jason Hill. Signed CB Tramaine Brock to the practice squad. Released LB Bruce Davis from the practice squad.HOCKEYNational Hockey League NEW YORK RANGERS-Agreed to terms with D Marc Staal on a multiyear contract. TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING-Signed D Charles Landry to a three-year contract.COLLEGEALBANY, N.Y.-Named Jessica Davos women's assistant lacrosse coach. BROWN-Named Sean Tabb and Abdul Abdullah men's assistant basketball coaches. LOYOLA, MD.-Named Luke D'Alessio men's assistant basketball coach. MOUNT UNION-Named Sam King and Jeremy Basham men's assistant basketball coaches. NEW YORK UNIVERSITY-Named Shawn Swift assistant wrestling coach. LOCALSCHEDULE SPORTSSNAPSHOTS THESCOREBOARD Lake Placid TODAY: Football vs.Avon Park,7 p.m. SATURDAY: Swimming at Blackman Invitational,Sebring,8:30 a.m. MONDAY: Volleyball at Sebring,6/7:30 p.m.; TUESDAY: Volleyball vs.Frostproof,6/7:30 p.m.; Boys Golf vs.DeSoto,4 p.m.; Cross Country hosts meet,4 p.m.; Swimming vs.Hardee,Avon Park,5:30 p.m. Sebring TODAY: Football vs.Lake Region,7 p.m. SATURDAY: Swimming hosts Blackman Invitational,8:30 a.m. MONDAY: Volleyball vs.Lake Placid,6/7:30 p.m.; Boys/Girls Golf at Crutchfield HawkinsTournament,Avon Park,4 p.m. TUESDAY: Volleyball at Ridge,6/7:30 p.m.; Swimming at Tenoroc,5:30 p.m. Heartland Christian TODAY: Volleyball at Southland,5/6 p.m. THURSDAY,Sept.23: Volleyball vs.Life Christian,6 p.m. TUESDAY,Sept.28: Volleyball at Victory Christian,6:30 p.m. SFCC SATURDAY: Baseball at Polk State College Tournament,Winter Haven,vs.St.Johns River,Noon; vs.Lake Sumter,3 p.m.; Softball at Polk State College Tournament,Winter Haven,TBA SUNDAY: Baseball at Polk State College Tournament,Winter Have,vs.Sante Fe,Noon, vs.Palm Beach,3 p.m.; Softball at Polk State College Tournament,Winter Haven,TBA TUESDAY: Volleyball vs.Hillsborough,7 p.m. Avon Park TODAY: Football at Lake Placid,7 p.m. SATURDAY: Swimming at Blackman Invitational,Sebring,8:30 a.m. MONDAY: Volleyball vs.Hardee,6/7:30 p.m.; Boys/Girls Golf host Crutchfield Hawkins Tournament,4 p.m. TUESDAY: Volleyball at McKeel Academy,6/7:30 p.m.; Swimming at Hardee,5:30 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 F FR R I I D D A A Y Y 7 7 p p . m m . 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Lake June West Golf ClubA scramble was played on Thursday, Sept. 9. Winning first place was the team of Joe and Joyce Swartz, Ken Rowen, Margaret Shultz and Gloria Huggett with 54; and second place, Mario Cappelletti, Vince and Charlotte Mathew, Leola Robillard and Norma Colyer with 57. Closest to the pin: No. 8, Nancy Reaney, 15-feet-10-inches. The men's association played a Men's League event on Wednesday, Sept. 8. Winning first place was the team of Mario Cappelletti, Dick Denhart, Ott Wegner, Larry Dorabiala and John Riley with 34. Closest to the pin: No. 2, Jack Maginnis, 7-feet-4-inches; No. 4, Joe Swartz, 4-feet-7inches; and No. 8, Ott Wegner, 22-feet.Placid LakesThe Men's Golf Association played a Team Low Gross tournament Wednesday, Sept. 15 with Bob McMillian, Taft Green and Darrell Horney winning with a -5. A two-way tie for second was seen as Jim McQuigg, Chuck Fortunato, Ed Bartusch and Russ Isaacs came in with a -4, as did the trio of Jim Hays, Ray Deryckere and Bruce Miseno. McMillian was closest to the pin on #6.SpringLakeThe SpringLake Women's Golf Association played a 4 Person Team Pro Am Points Tournament on Wednesday, Sept. 15. Taking first place were Mary Cebula, Terrie Austin, Marsi Benson and Julia Starr with a total of 66 gross points. On Tuesday, Sept. 14, the Spring Lake Men's Golf Association held a 2-Man Team Points tournament on Panther Creek golf course. The A Flight was won by Joe Austin and Jack Hoerner with 95 pro-am points. In second placewas Gene Hearn and Gale Monda with 85 points. The B Flight was taken by "Blind Man"Bob Pollard, who had an excellent "Blind" partner rumored to be Vern Hoffman. They had 77 points. In second place was the team of Red Bohanon and Dave Docherty, who combined for 71 pro-am points. The Spring Lake Men's Golf Association held a two day flighted"pick your partner" team event on Tuesday and Thursday of this week (9/7 and 9/9). On Tuesday, they played twoman Scramble for the first nine holes and Alternate Shot for the back nine. On Thursday, they played Best Ball on the front nine and Total Net on the back nine. In the A Flight, Ken Kirby and Bob Hind wonwith 59 for the first day, Best Ball of 31, and Total Net on the back nine of 69 on the second day for a total of 159. Will David and Gale Monda took second with 66, 30, and 71 totalling 167. In third place was Bill Lawens and John Danko with scores of 68, 32, and 69 for a total of 169. The B Flight was won by John Delaney and Wiley Ferguson with a total of 160. Ed Vowels and Rick Nelson took second with 161 and Leon Van and Bob Frederick took second with 164. Congratulations to 88 year old Bill Robbins who shot an 87 last week one shot better than his age! Thisweek he got a Hole In One on the very tough Panther #14 par three, proving it is never too late for your handicap to drop. On Wednesday, Sept. 8, the SLWGA played a Two Person Team Net Best Ball Tournament. Winners of first place were Mary Cebula and partner Marsi Benson with a total 141. Second place was won by Teri Swisher and Debbie Delaney with a 150 and coming in third were Dotti Blackwell and Julia Starr. September 1 marked the return of the SLWGAs regularly scheduled tournaments. An Individual Low Net match was won by Jean Donahue over Rita Jaskowski in a tie breaker with a 73. Crystal Allan took third place with a 74. www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, September 17, 2010Page 3B Aluminum PVC Sets Wicker Sets Bars & Bar Stools Glider Chairs Swivel Chairs Outdoor Rugs Outdoor Fireplaces Umbrellas Gas Fire PitsCUSTOMORDERS AVAILABLE NEW STOCK JUST ARRIVEDBESTSELECTION BEST QUALITYBEST PRICE SEBRING Children's Home Society of Florida (CHS) invites golfers to the 2nd Annual Golf Tournament benefitting the Hansen Center in Highlands County on Saturday Nov. 13, at Sun N' Lakes Golf and Country Club. The event will kick-off with registration at 7:30 a.m. followed by a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. Lunch, along with an awards ceremony and prize drawings, will conclude the event at 1 p.m. All proceeds from the tournament will go directly to support this vital program for teen girls in Highlands County. Hansen Center, known in the community as Hansen House, provides emergency group care and shelter services for up to 12 girls ages 13-17 who have been removed from their homes due to abuse or neglect. Staffed by caring workers, Hansen Center provides 24-hour awake supervision, therapeutic care, case management, behavioral interventions and recreational activities in a safe and secure environment. The staff at Hansen Center works with the teens to help build caring adult relationships and participate in activities for healthy development. Established in 1902, Children's Home Society of Florida is the oldest and largest statewide private not-for-profit provider of services to children and families in Florida. The Gulf Coast Division serves more than 5,000 children and families in the Tampa Bay and Tri-County areas each year through a full spectrum of prevention and intervention programs. Services include foster care, adoption, child development, emergency shelters, residential group homes, independent and transitional living for teens, parent education, counseling, mentoring, treatment for developmentally disabled children, and more. CHS, which serves clo se to 100,000 children an d family members annuall y, is headquartered in Wint er Park, and offers services in more than 100 locations b y more than 1,500 staff mem bers dedicated to providin g child-focused, family-ce ntered care. For more information o n sponsorships, volunteerin g or participating in th is event, please conta ct Summer Rose Tucker at summer@fastlaneprom otions.biz or 863-414-4452 Please visit us at www.chsfl.org or www.fac ebook.com/CHSgulfcoast 2nd Annual Golf Tournament benefitting Hansen Center is on the horizon Courtesy pho to Mary Manning, of Avon Park, was the winner of the Tailgating Prize Package offered by Duffer's Sports Grille during its football party on Sunday, Sept. 12. Duffer's General Manager Ross Vickers presents Manning with some of the barbecue utensils and supplies that came with her grooler, which is a barbecue grill and cooler combination on wheels. Duffer's raised $387 by selling tickets for the Tailgating Prize Package and those proceeds went to the Avon Park High School Football Program to help purchase equipment and uniforms. APHS Head Football Coach Andy Bonjokian (right) accepts the cash donation from Duffer's owner John Lovellette. Members of the APHS Football team were present at the party to help sell tickets and hand out prizes. Manning also received an autographed football helmet from the team and a Red Devil T-shirt. Duffer's giving back and grooling Special to the News-SunSEBRING The Youth B aseball League of Sebring w ill be accepting applicat ions for players aged 3-14 f or their fall schedule t hrough Friday, Oct. 1. Registrations are being h eld at Custom Prints, locate d behind Publix in south S ebring Monday through F riday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. You can also register at the M ax Long Recreational C omplex Saturday, Sept. 18 f rom 9 a.m.-2 p.m.; W ednesday, Sept. 22 from 5:30-7 p.m.; Saturday, Sept. 25 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and Wednesday, Sept. 29 from 5:30-7 p.m. Registration forms can also be downloaded from www.sebringyouthbaseball.c om The first game of the fall season will be Monday, Oct. 18 and will run through Thursday, Nov. 18. For more information, call Lisa Osha, Secretary of Sebring Youth Baseball, at 381-3531. Sebring Youth Baseball Fall Registration
2 00 Individual Medley and B rian Miller dittoed the e ffort in the boys event for t he Streaks. The visitors kept it going w ith McKenzie Hargaden w inning both the 50 Free and G irls 1-Meter Dive while J osh Heflin won the Boys 50 F ree, edging Lake Placid's D ylan Weber-Callahan by .29 s econds. The Dragons got a win in t he Boys 1-Meter Dive with E dwin Velazquez totaling 2 28.45 points, but Kara B urger got a win for the S treaks in the 100 Butterfly i n dominant fashion. Kevin Smit won the Boys 1 00 Fly for Lake Placid and S hannon Cummings got the w in in the 100 Free, by less t han one second over S ebring's Julie Kirsch. The back and forth continu ed with Sebring's Brian O rtiz winning the Boys 100 F ree while Jessica Todd got a B lue Streak win in the Girls 5 00 Free and Lake Placid got a win on the boys side from M atthew Padovano. Sebring took the Girls 200 Free Relay, and the Dragons won the boys side. Kate Bryan won the Girls 100 Back for the Streaks, Padovano won the Boys 100 Back for Lake Placid. Sebring then swept the boys and girls side of the 100 Breaststroke, with Perez and Miller getting the wins, as well as both 400 Free Relays as Burger, Bryan, Kirsch and Nicole Munoz won in 4:22.97 and Heflin, Ortiz, Miller and Davis Crow tapped in at 3:53.17, just over one second faster than the 3:54.19 turned in by Lake Placid's Caleb McCullough, Kyle LeBlanc, Velazquez and Smit. In all, a phenomenal day of swimming competition between two strong programs. They type of day that, while one team had to lose, brought out the best in both.Avon Park tops Frostproof, TenorocThe Avon Park "Wet" Devils traveled to Lake Wales Tuesday in a tri-meet against the Bulldogs and Titans. With the boys winning their side of the meet and the girls placing second, Avon Park took the overall meet point totals for the win. Getting wins for the Lady Devils were Kiri Crommett in both the 200 Free and 100 Breast while Raeleigh Miller won the 50 and 500 Free events. Crommett and Miller were then joined by Dani Brannheier and Brittany Gates to take first in the 200 Free Relay. The boys also won that event for the Devils with Kyle Jahna, Erik Parker, Mitchell Guerndt and Pablo Pantoja teaming up to take first. That foursome would also win the 400 Free Relay and Pantoja, Jahna and Guerndt were joined by Jessie Guzman to win the 200 Medley Relay. Pantoja would go on to win the 50 Free, Jahna the 500 Free and Guerndt the 100 Breast. They were joined in individual wins by Austin Penny, 200 Free and Gary Gergen, 100 Free. "We're real proud of the effort the kids gave," coach Marsha May said. "The girls really gave it their all and the boys did an awesome job and got it done." All three area schools will meet up Saturday morning, among a host of others, at the Blackman Invitational at the Sebring Pool. By DAN HOEHNE firstname.lastname@example.orgSEBRING Haines City m ay have lost superstar J essica Barnes to graduation, b ut it didn't seem like the L ady Hornets were missing m uch Tuesday night in cruisi ng past Sebring in a threeg ame sweep. "We knew they'd come out s trong and they did," Blue S treak head coach Venessa S inness said. "That's a very g ood team and they were r eally hitting it well." Things started off well for t he Streaks, rolling out to a 41 lead early. The Hornets would battle b ack for the tie, but in what s eemed like it would be a m omentum shift, Anna West c ame up with a fantastic b lock of high-flying Jessica W ilson's kill attempt to put S ebring up 6-4. Instead of inspiring the S treaks to a scoring run, h owever, it was Haines City t hat now dug in their collect ive heels and answered back. Suddenly it was a 12-8 d eficit, then 18-9 and 21-10 b efore the Hornets closed it o ut with a 25-13 win. And it didn't stop there. From that moment in the f irst game, Haines City was i gnited and didn't cool off u ntil it was all over. Sebring would battle in g ames two and three, but the r elentless Hornet attack w ould eventually go on a run and pull away to 25-15 and 25-14 wins. The Wilson sisters, senior Jessica and freshman Becca, lead the heavy-handed Haines City hitters with 11 and nine kills, respectively. "Our blocking struggled," Sinness said. "We served well, serve received well, they only had one or two aces all night, and we dug the crap out of the ball. But our blocking defense just didn't look good and, in fairness, we really haven't worked on that very much so far. "Haines City is very good, but they just lost the one player, and they are as good as they're going to be," she continued. "We got to see something we need to work on and we will. We've got a lot of room to improve and are getting better every game." Dino Lower had a fine all around game, filling up the stat sheet with seven digs, 10 assists, three kills and an ace, while West had seven digs, three blocks and two kills. Now 2-2 in district play, 54 overall, Sebring headed to Osceola Thursday to face another top-tier district team. See Sunday's News-Sun for a recap of the contest. Page 4BNews-SunFriday, September 17, 2010www.newssun.com E.O. 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Swim wins go to Lake Placid, Avon Park The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN Special to the News-Sun On Friday, Sept. 10, Sebring Youth Football had their second Pep Rally of the year to get the Blue Streak and Thunderbolt teams ready to play in their games on Saturday. Sebring teams came together on the field to form a "W" for the wins they strive for each time they play. The Cheerleaders cheered the teams on as well as to finish the evening. The players from each football team and cheerleading squad voted for a coach to take their turn to get in the Dunk Tank, provided by Taylor Rental. The players and cheerleaders loved this, but the catch was the coaches got to choose three players from each team to throw at them so naturally the best throwers didn't always get chosen. It didn't matter, the kids had a fun time making sure one way or the other each coach took a dunk for the team. Players, coaches and parents had quite a few laughs and wonderful time. On Saturday, Sept. 11, the SYF Blue Streaks played their all-time rival Avon Park. The Blue Streaks took the field with pride and played their hearts out against the Red Devils but unfortunately were unsuccessful in defeating them this week. The Blue Streak scores were as follows: Flag was 32-6, Mitey Mite was 28-0 and Pee Wee was 19-6. The final game was played by the Junior division with 34-8 defeat. Although it was a disappointing day for the Streaks, a good day was had by all with good sportsmanship with a large crowd attending to support and cheer these teams on. The Thunderbolts were on the road this week to the Orlando area to play the Conway Falcons, which was the first time they have ever played them. The Thunderbolt teams got off to a great start with the Flag team winning 2013, followed by Mitey Mite team bring home the second win of the day with a score of 25-13. The Senior Blue Streaks team traveled with the Thunderbolts this week and had one exciting game. Shane Grillo scored t he first touchdown of the gam e in opening quarter, disl ocated his elbow in the se cond quarter and came ru nning back on the field aft er getting medical attention in the third quarter to sco re two more touch downs f or the Blue Streaks and cam e away with the third win b y a 47-32 score. Pee Wee had a gre at game with the defense dom inating the field, led b y Kevin Webb, that caus ed three turnovers, thr ee forced fumbles and o ne interception and the offen se taking control of the fie ld led by TJ Williams an d Kasey Hawthorne who r an for over 180 yards an d scored two touchdowns. Asolid performance w as put up by the entire tea m which led to the fourth w in of the day with a score of 20-13. The final game of the d ay was played by the Junio rs whose offense drove dow n the field, led by quarterba ck Brian Lane, with the assi stance of Bennau m Loculien, AJ Robinso n, Brandon Stewart, DJ Tayl or and Donte Carpenter. The defensive side of t he team made some exceptio nal plays, with DJ Tayl or making two interceptio ns and running one back 3 0 yards for a touchdown. AJ Robinson, Anthon y Healy, EJ JnPierre, Delto n Hawthorne, Akem JnPier re and CJ Harris are just a fe w to name that were key as part of this defense shuttin g the Falcons down. With six interception s, three touchdowns call ed back for penalties and pu tting four touchdowns on t he board, this Thunderbo lt Team was the final team to "sweep" the Falcons wi th the final win of the day 2 50. The Thunderbolts and t he Senior Blue Streaks went in and dominated the fie ld from start to finish with a ll the teams bringing hom e the "W." Coming up this week, t he SYF Thunderbolts are pla ying the Desoto Bulldogs at home on Saturday, Sept. 1 8, and the Streaks are on t he road to play the Lakelan d Lumberjacks. Games will begin at 9 a.m., so please come o n down to the Highlan ds County Sports Complex to support your youth footba ll program. Thunderbolts, Junior Streaks fight through losses, rack up some wins Associated PressMIAMI The Miami Heat announced that they'll hold their first training camp with LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh at Hurlburt Field and Eglin Air Force Base in Florida's Panhandle from Sept. 28 to Oct. 3. Miami has typically held training camp at its home arena, but in an effort to limit distractions going in to this much-hyped seaso n, the Heat wanted a differe nt locale. Heat coach Er ik Spoelstra wanted the cam p there after getting presen ted with the idea by tea m trainer Jay Sabol. Once m ilitary officials agreed, t he deal was struck. The base is about 65 0 miles away from Miami. Heat heading north
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Serious mental illness is s cary and off-putting even f or the healthiest among us, b ut for those afflicted it's a t housand times worse. T hey're often isolated, misu nderstood and adrift from l ives that once felt purposef ul. Sometimes they even h ear voices and suffer terrif ying delusions. And it isn't just the sick p erson who suffers mental i llness can and often does d evastate whole families. P art of what hurts, of course, i s the illness itself, and, for f amilies, the loss of a fully f unctioning loved one. But w hen you add to that the s uffering caused by stigma a nd shame, and the resulting s ecrecy that keeps whole f amilies from asking for h elp, you have a truly v icious cycle. The good news is that m uch of the stigma and s hame around mental illness r esult from beliefs that are c ompletely untrue. When t hese myths are exposed and r eplaced with knowledge, k indness and common sense, h ope and progress are possib le. Following are five comm on myths about mental illn ess and the truths that c an set its sufferers free: Myth 1: Mentally ill p eople are a lost cause. Truth: Mentally ill people c an and do get better. For a long time people t hought the best way to treat t he mentally ill was to just w arehouse them lock them u p in an institution or hide t hem away at home but it t urns out that much more is p ossible. Kindness, respect a nd inclusion go a long way t oward helping anyone, no m atter how sick they are. By t reating mentally ill people w ith the same respect you'd p ay anyone else, you can b egin to make not only their l ives better but the lives of t heir families and caregivers t oo. Each case is unique, of c ourse, but compassionate c are, the right drugs and a n etwork of tenacious helpers c an lead even severely ment ally ill people back to their o wn lives. Sometimes they m ay get sick again, but they c an get better again, too. L ife is like that. Myth 2: Mentally ill p eople are scary and sad. A ssociating with them is d angerous and depressing. Truth: Suffering is scary a nd sad, but people can be h elped. Mentally ill people who a re helped to find their way b ack to their real selves a ctually tend to be grateful, h opeful and happy, and that m akes the people who help t hem hopeful and happy too. Myth 3: The mentally ill a re just too strange so d on't even try to talk to t hem. Truth: Not only can you t alk to mentally ill people, y ou might find them rather i nteresting. People with mental illness m ight not hold the same b eliefs or observe the same conventions that you do, but for just that reason they can sometimes be startlingly insightful and funny. Besides, after you get to know someone with mental illness you'll see he's just a human being like you except one who happens to be living with an isolating brain disease. You have the power to break through a little of that isolation just by making contact. Myth 4: Mentally ill people are too out of it to notice how you treat them. Truth: If anything, mentally ill people tend to be hyper-aware and watchful. Just be yourself around people with mental illness and be as polite as you would be to anyone else. If sometimes they do or say things that are out of the ordinary and make you laugh, that's OK, but include them in the joke. Like anyone else, they'll appreciate it. Myth 5: It's all the parents'fault. Truth: It's probably not the parents'fault. Nobody knows exactly what causes the most serious forms of mental illness but most scientists agree that schizophrenia probably results from a combination of genetic and other biologic or environmental factors that are then triggered by stress or trauma. All parents make mistakes, but serious mental illness is rarely the exclusive result of bad parenting. Blaming parents for their children's mental illness is not only unfair but it makes life worse for their ill offspring too. Since parents are usually the ones left trying to figure out what to do, early on at least, they need all the support and sympathy they can get. Myths, fears and old wives'tales about mental illness stigmatize sick people and their families while kindness and common sense help. Maybe what it comes down to is the golden rule. Just ask yourself this: how would you like to be treated if your world suddenly started to shrink, darken and change in uncontrollable ways? Margaret Hawkins is the author of "How We Got Barb Back: The Story of My Sister's Reawakening After 30 Years of Schizophrenia" (Conari). Page 6BNews-SunFriday, September 17, 2010www.newssun.com Dont just conceal it. Let us heal it. Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine Physician and Self-Referrals Accepted7200 S. George Blvd. Sebring, Florida (863) 382-2032 HEALTHYLIVING The five myths of mental illness Guest Column Margaret Hawkins Courtesy photo Terri Moore, from the Radiology Department of Highlands Regional Medical Center, and her new pet' tiger that she just won. The huge tiger was the grand raffle prize at the HRMC gift shop, with all of the funds raised going towards HRMC's education scholarships. The tiger was purchased and provided by the Alan Jay Automotive Network. Quite a prize Special to the News-SunSEBRING Dr. Paul Lam, a family physician in Sidney, Australia and a world leader in the field of tai chi for health improvement, will be holding a workshop titled Exploring the Depth of Tai Chi for Arthritis. The workshop will be held Sept. 23 and 26 at the Kenilworth Lodge. Lam has been studying tai chi for 30 years. He is proficient in several different styles and has trained many winners of international tai chi competitions. Participants in the workshop will have the opport unity to: work with the creat or of Tai Chi for Arthritis an d improve their level of t ai chi; improve their unde rstanding of essential tai c hi principles in Sun style; explore the inn er meaning and deep er insights of tai chi; feel the flow an d magic of Tai Chi f or Arthritis; and meet new and o ld friends. Llama's Tai Chi f or Health Series Tai Chi f or Arthritis, Tai Chi f or Osteoporosis, Tai Chi f or Back Pain, and Tai Chi f or Diabetes is current ly being taught at t he Highlands County YMCA Lam, world leader in tai chi, to bring workshop to Sebring Lam Follow the News-Sun on www.twitter.com/thenewssun www.facebook.com/newssun and Classified Ads 385-6155 NEWS-SUN NEWS-SUN
Special to the News-SunBRADENTON Heart d isease was considered a d isease for older people or t hose with genetic and envir onmental risk factors. But t wo new studies have found y oung adults and children a re increasingly at risk for t he condition. This information comes a s Sarasota's Payne Park p repares to host the S arasota/Manatee Start! H eart Walk on Saturday, S ept. 25. The event in Sarasota is o ne of hundreds of walks a round the nation to prom ote the American Heart A ssociation's Start Walking N ow initiative. The event w ill be a three-kilometer, n oncompetitive walk to r aise funds to fight heart d isease and increase awaren ess. Older people know the r isks of heart disease, which i s the No. 1 cause of death f or Americans. While older a dults are screened on a regu lar basis, a survey from the C enters for Disease Control f ound that among men of 2 0-35 years of age and w omen of 20-45 years of a ge, only 50 percent had b een screened for heart dise ase risks. Yet, 59 percent of the 2 ,587 surveyed had condit ions related to heart disease o r risk factors related to h eart disease. "We are seeing young m en and women with high levels of LDLcholesterol and suffering from heart disease related problems," said Srinivas Iyengar, M.D., of Bradenton Cardiology Center. "Young adults, especially those with children, don't think about their heart health until they start showing symptoms." But heart disease, the "silent killer," unfortunately doesn't show the symptoms that people wait to see. "There are genetic and environmental factors that are the same for both parents and their children," Iyengar said. "Limited studies have found children do exhibit symptoms of heart disease, even in elementary school. Just like parents have to be active to stay healthy, children and young adults need to do the same." Due to this new research, doctors are now reconsidering a change in the standards of what age groups should have regular cholesterol screenings. The University of California San Francisco recently completed a 20-year study that found those exposed to more LDL("bad") cholesterol as 18-30 year-olds were 32 percent more likely to have coronary calcium later in life, which can cause a blockage and a heart attack. "These studies clearly demonstrate the path to heart health begins early in life," Iyengar said. "If you are not exercising as a 30year old or if you are promoting an unhealthy lifestyle for your children, that behavior is setting them up for a future with heart problems." www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, September 17, 2010Page 7B License ALF#4693 License #299992297RETIREMENT LIVING WITH Independence and Choices Independent Private Apartment Homes Assisted Living Private Apartment Homes 24 Hour Skilled Nursing and Therapy Executive Chef Dining Palms Home Care Golden Palms Catering Out-Patient Therapy Call Janice Roberts today to schedule your complimentary lunch & tour(863) 402-4702725 S. 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Is there anyt hing natural? D.E. Idaho Falls, Answer: There are lots o f choices for these ailm ents, and my favorite is l emon balm (Melissa officin alis). For centuries, it's h elped relieve the digestive w oes of many folks feeling s tressed-out. It's a member o f the mint family and the c oolest thing about lemon b alm is that one of it's prim ary ingredients is citr onella, an essential oil freq uently used in mosquitor epellent candles. Lemon b alm also contains antim icrobial tannins and e ugenol which helps reduce m uscle spasms. The scient ific literature I've read s hows that lemon balm herb c an relax you, help you s leep, relieve pain and s oothe stomach discomfort ( gas, bloating and nausea). Another lovely thing a bout lemon balm is its a bility to mildly dilate your b lood vessels and lower b lood pressure. This is a v ery subtle benefit so don't t oss out your BPmeds o kay! Guess what else? It c an improve eczema and other skin conditions. Researchers found that lemon balm prevents spreading of the herpes simplex viruses (HSV), including the shingles and cold sore type. In a study on cold sores, lemon balm shortened duration and lessened recurrence of HSV infections. This is just phenomenal! Steep 3 tablespoons of dried herb into a cup of hot water for 15 minutes. Cool and apply the tea-water to your sores with gauze. Prepared "lemon balm cream" is also sold online and at some health food stores. If you want to try lemon balm, you have lots of choices. You can buy an essential oil for external use only. Sniff before bedtime to prevent nightmares in children, or take a whiff to instantly relieve your anxiety (like if your plane hits turbulence or your editor calls and says, "Where's your column, it was due yesterday, hmm?"). Lavender works well for this indication too. For many years, I was a nursing home Consultant Pharmacist and I see a use for lemon balm in that setting too. It's a natural way to help calm dementia patients experiencing agitation, or "Sundowning" without having to resort to potent mind-bending meds. You can also buy it in commercially prepared formulas, either by itself, or in combination with other calming herbs such as valerian, hops and chamomile; these are intended for sleep. You can buy prepared teas. I buy the dried herb in bulk. I steep 3 tablespoons of it into 2 cups of boiling water for 10 minutes and then add fresh spearmint leaves and honey. It has a light and fresh citrus-mint flavor. You can chill the tea and sip all day to improve mood, relieve PMS symptoms and regulate thyroid hormone. Long live lemon balm, for it can instantly soothe your stress.Did You Know? Facial creams and serums that contain niacin (or niacinamide) soften fine lines, acne and skin blemishes. Suzy Cohen is a registered pharmacist and the author of The 24-Hour Pharmacist' and Real Solutions.' For more information, visit www. DearPharmacist. com. This information is not intended to treat, diagnose or cure your condition. Calm down with lemon balm Outreach scheduleAce Homecare community outreach s chedule for the following week: Today 9 a.m., Health Fair, Fair H avens Apartments, Spinks Road, Sebring; 1 0 a.m., Health Fair, Avon Park Meal Site, M ain Street, Avon Park. Monday 8 a.m., Health Fair, H ammock Estates, Hammock Road, S ebring; 1 p.m., Caregivers Support G roup, Crown Pointe Assisted Living C ommunity, Sun n Lake Boulevard, S ebring. Tuesday 8 a.m., Health Fair, Sebring B luffs, U.S. 27, Sebring; 10 a.m., Health F air, Highland Village, Villa Road, S ebring; 1 p.m., Health Fair, Groves, b ehind Sebring Diner, U.S. 27 Sebring. Wednesday 9 a.m., Health Fair, Avon Park Meal Site, Main Street, Avon Park; 1 p.m. Health Fair, Tanglewood, U.S. 27, Sebring Thursday 10 a.m., Health Fair, Lake Placid Meal Site, Interlake Boulevard, Lake Placid.Amplified telephones distributionSEBRING Hearing Impaired Persons will distribute amplified telephones to Florida residents who have a hearing or speech loss, in the Conference Room at Nu-Hope Elder Care Services, 6414 U.S. 27 South in Sebring, on Thursday, Sept. 23, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. By appointment only, please call (941) 743-8347. Dear Pharmacist Suzy Cohen HEALTHYLIVING Studies show adolescents impacted by early stages of heart disease Snapshots Special to the News-SunLAKE PLACID The Lake Placid High School JV Cheer Squad, coached by Megan Davis, had a busy day on Sept. 11. In the morning, they held a car wash in the parking lot of Bank of America at the corner of Dal Hall Boulevard and U.S. 27. With plenty of soap suds and water hitting the girls, as well as the cars, a productive morning was just the beginning of the squad's effort to raise money for the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life. This team of 11 energetic freshmen and sophomores is calling themselves the Cheer For Life team, and they will participate in the 2011 Relay For Life event on April 9 and 10, 2011. Saturday evening, the JV Cheer Squad hosted an event at the Lake Placid High School gymnasium to raise more funds for the American Cancer Society, and to have some fun with another Highlands County team. The JVCheer Squad from Sebring High School, coached by Donna Sexton, came prepared to cheer, also. Seeing the girls from both squads come together for a worthy cause created a rewarding evening for the audience. The message about why people participate in Relay for Life was shared by several people who have experienced cancer themselves or in their families, as well as by those who ha ve lost loved ones. The long day's effor ts resulted in raising $715 f or the cause. If anyone is inte rested in forming a team f or the 2011 event, contact Jud y Roessler at 465-4127, ext. 4 9 or Ginger Keimel at 46 57930. Cheer for Life benefits Lake Placid Relay for Life Courtesy pho to The Lake Placid High School JV cheer squad, with their coach Megan Davis, took part in a car wash fundraiser Saturday for Relay for Life. Later in the evening, they joined the Sebring High School JV squad for another fundraiser. The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN
Page 8BNews-SunFriday, September 17, 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 Don Messenger. 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. Jos Gonzlez, 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 RELIGION A tonement Lutheran Church, ELCASEBRING The 17th Sunday a fter Pentecost celebration will be l ed by spiritual leader David T horesen at the morning service w ith Holy Eucharist. R efreshments/coffee hour to follow m orning worship service. More donation items are needed f or the Saturday, Oct. 9 rummage s ale. Call Ron Fitzpatrick at 3826 343 or Jim Schwandt at 655-1495 t o make arrangements for drop off o r pick up of items you wish to d onate. This is an open invitation to all c hurches and people in the commun ity to come and walk and pray in t he Labyrinth Prayer Garden on the e ast side of the church premises. T he Labyrinth Prayer Garden, in m emory of former member Kaitlyn G ossett, is patterned after a famous L abyrinth in France. The garden is o pen seven days per week for the c ongregation as well as the public. A ll are welcome to come and exper ience the Labyrinth sometimes r eferred to as a "walking meditat ion." A von Park Church of ChristAVON PARK "Revive Us A gain" (Psalm 85: 4-7) will be the m essage Sunday morning presented b y Minister Larry Roberts. The teens and their sponsors will l eave Sunday afternoon for Vero Beach for a Christian youth fellowship. The Sunday evening service will be a devotional in the multi-purpose room with a fingerfood fellowship to follow. There will be a dinner at a local restaurant on Tuesday. All members and their guests are invited. Avon Park Church of Christ is at 200 S. Forest Ave. For information, call 453-4692.Bethany Baptist ChurchAVON PARK Bethany Baptist Church is at 798 C-17A South, Avon Park; phone number is 452-1136. Pastor Charles Pausley would like to invite the public to come to Bethany Baptist Church this Sunday. AWANAClub (for children aged 3 to sixth grade) and Word of Life teens (seventh grade on) begin at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Adult Bible Study led by Pastor Pausley begins at 7 p.m. Nursery is provided for all services.Christ Lutheran Church AVON PARK Pastor Scott McLean will preach a sermon titled "Faithfully Shrewd." The church is at 1320 County Road 64, east of the Avon Park High School. Visitors are welcome to worship and fellowship. For more information, call 471-2663 or visit christ lutheranavonpark.org.Christian Science ChurchSEBRING The lesson sermon on Sunday morning is titled "Matter." The keynote is from Revelation 21:1, "...I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away." The church is at 146 N. Franklin St.Christian Training Church SEBRING The Rev. Linda M. Downing will bring the message titled "Don't Fall For It" at the Sunday morning service. The Wednesday night Bible study will continue the book of Hebrews. Faith Lutheran ChurchSEBRING Pastor Gary Kindle's Sunday morning sermon title is "The Mediator" from 1 Timothy 2:1-15. The church is at 2740 Lakeview Drive, Sebring. The radio broadcast is aired every Sunday morning live at 8 a.m. over WITS 1340 on the AM radio dial. The Web page is faithlutheransebring.com The church also offers Faith Child Development Center (license number C10HI0527), which is a voluntary pre-kindergarten and preschool program. Contact Kathy Pontious, 385-3232, for further information.First Baptist Church of Avon ParkAVON PARKInterim pastor Rev. Howard A. Leman's sermon topic for Sunday is "Learning Family Worship" with scripture from Exodus 20:4-6. The church is at 100 N. Lake Ave. Call 453-6681 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.First Baptist Church of Placid LakesLAKE PLACID On Sunday morning, Pastor Darryl George will preach the sermon titled "The Beauty of Truthfulness!" with regards to Matthew 6:9-13. The church is at the corner of Washington and Kemper avenues in Placid Lakes. Anursery is provided for all services. For more information, call 465-5126 from 8 a.m. to noon Monday through Thursday or e-mail the church at email@example.com.First Christian ChurchAVON PARK This time of year begins a busy time for lots of folks, with sports, school involvement, winter vacations, holidays. Remember that a proper approach to prayer is needed even during these busy times. In Luke 18:9-14, Jesus teaches about prayer life and this week the pastor will bring his sermon, "No Pride In Prayer," fro m this passage. Bible studies are available for men on Mondays at 6:30 p.m., for women on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. and Bible Study for all ages at 6 p.m. Wednesdays. First Christian Church of Avon Park is at 1016 W. Camphor (behind the Wachovia Bank). Call 453-5334 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. The We b site is www.firstchristianap.com.First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)SEBRING At the Lord's Table this Sunday morning will b e Dick and Sharron Campbell. Communion will be served by Sandi Laufer, Marla Null, Jayne Weldy and Gretchen Ames. Greeting the congregation will be Judi Stutzman. Anna Coley wi ll lead the Call to Worship Sunday morning. Noel and Juanita Robert s will work with children's church. Lighting the candles during the month of September will be Brea Kunsack. Diane Thibodeau will b e with the children in the nursery. The pastor's sermon for Sunday morning is titled "Saul Gives Up" from I Samuel 3:4-6.First Presbyterian Church A.R.P.AVON PARK On Sunday, Pastor Bob Johnson's sermon is Continued on page 9B Church News
www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, September 17, 2010Page 9B 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 email@example.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, 382-7744. Rabbi Lorraine R udenberg; www.templeisr aelofhcfl.org.Temple Israel is a R eform Temple that promotes the e nduring and fundamental princip les of Judaism. Through prayer, s tudy and friendship we strive to e nrich our lives and insure Jewish c ontinuity in Highlands County. F riday Evening Erev Shabbat S ervice, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday M orning Shabbat Minyon Service, 9 :30 a.m.; Saturday Morning Torah S tudy, 10:30 a.m.; Saturday A fternoon Shabbat Study, 3:30 p .m.; Havdallah, 5 p.m. On the foll owing dates: Oct. 1-2, Simchat T orah; Oct. 14-15, Oct. 29-30, Nov. 1 2-13, Nov. 26-27, Dec. 10-11, D ec. 24-25, Jan. 7-8, Jan. 21-22, F eb. 4-5, Feb. 18-19. Every T hursday will be Hebrew and Bible c lasses with Howard Salles, 12:304 :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, firstname.lastname@example.org.Casey L. Downing, associate minister: Phone, 385-8171, caseydown email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org; 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,email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org,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 meeting, 11 a.m.; and Praise meeting and lunch, noon. Tuesday: Prayer, 6:30 p.m.; and Women's Ministries, 7 p.m. Wednesday: Youth Ministries, 5 p.m. Every fourth Thursday is Men's Fellowship, 6:30 p.m. All meetings are at 120 N Ridgewood Ave., Sebring. 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 t itled "Testimony" based on Acts 2 2:1-21. The choir's introit will be Waiting" and the anthem will be Amazing Grace." Maxine Johnson, adult Sunday s chool teacher, will resume leading t he study of II Samuel at the point w here David was crowned king. W endy Garcia teaches the youth a nd covers issues relevant to today a nd how they relate to the Bible. On Wednesday, Bible study will c ontinue with Pastor Johnson leadi ng the study on Revelation. Choir p ractice will be at 6:30 p.m. Thursday is the deadline for artic les for the newsletter. The church is at 215 E. Circle S t. (with two entrances on L agrande Street). For questions, c all 453-3242.First Presbyterian Church ARPSEBRING "You Mean I Have T o Love My Brother?" is the title o f Sunday morning's sermon given b y the Rev. Darrell A. Peer. Monday at 4 p.m. is the Deacons meeting in the conference room. Tuesday from 4-7:30 p.m. the Youth Group and After School Program includes a homework period, games, supper and a Bible study. Pick up from Sebring High School and Sebring Middle School available. Wednesday is adult Bible study, 10:30 a.m., adult classroom; choir rehearsal, 5:30 p.m., adult classroom; covered dish supper, 6:30 p.m., fellowship hall. Bring your favorite dish to share. Beverages will be provided.Grace Pointe MinistriesSEBRING Grace Pointe is at 200 Lark Ave., Sebring Hills Association Clubhouse. Home Bible study on Tuesday is the continued study on the Book of Zechariah God Remembers. Coming up next: The Flying Book. Call 385-1671 for directions. Sunday sermon series continues on "What is God Doing." Classes provided for children. Grace Pointe welcomes its newest satellite church in South Korea.Heartland Christian ChurchSEBRING Beginning at the Praise and Worship Service, Roland Bates will sing "Leavin'On My Mind." Beverly LeBeck will sing "The Little Children of the World." Mina West will sing "How Great is Our God." Greeters this week are Betty and Everett Vail. Pastor Ted Moore's sermon this week will be "Things That Cannot Be Shaken!" with Scripture from the book of Hebrews 12:18-29. Sunday Bible study is "I & II Peter and Jude" taught by Fran VanHooreweghe. Everyone is invited (doughnuts and coffee). On Tuesdays is the adult Bible study on "The Book of Judges". The new Teen Program begins with Toby Cribbs as leader. It features a free meal. The church is at 2705 Alternate Route 17 South in Sebring (behind Publix). Look for the lighthouse. Memorial United Methodist ChurchLAKE PLACID Memorial is hosting revival meetings, starting at 10:45 a.m. Sunday with a combined service featuring Rev. John Brackman, a former pastor at Memorial from 1991-94. Music will be provided by the New Song Praise Band and the Sanctuary Choir. Evening revival services will continue Sunday through Wednesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. with Brackman. Nursery care is provided for all morning events. Children's church will meet at the SonShine Clubhouse. Monday through Wednesday, Brackman will also teach a class in the sanctuary on the Radical March of Islam. Youth Group will meet Sunday at 5 p.m. at the Lighthouse. The church is at 500 Kent Ave. For more information, call 4652422. Visitors are welcome.Parkway Free Will Baptist ChurchSEBRING The Sunday morning Bible lesson, "God's Hatred of Idolatry," is taken from Exodus 32. Pastor Jim Scaggs will bring the message in the Sunday morning and evening services. Join Wednesday evening for praise, prayer and Bible study. Resurrection Lutheran ChurchAVON PARK On the 17th Sunday after Pentecost, the pastor's sermon will be based on the 16th chapter of Luke. The worshi p assistant will be Penne Manar, the Communion assistant will be John Serff and the lector will be Glend a Rosendahl. Coffee and fellowship will follow the service in Burke Hall. The Busy Bodies will meet at 9 a.m. Monday to sew teddy bears and quilts. The Healing/Prayer Shawl ministry meets at 1 p.m. Tuesday. The Midweek Fragrance Free Worship Service is at 7 p.m. Wednesday and Friday at 7 p.m. members will view a movie in Burke Hall.St. John United Methodist ChurchSEBRING On Sunday morn ing, the Rev. Ronald De Genaro J r. will bring the message Continued from page 8B RELIGION Church News Continued on page 10B
Page 10BNews-SunFriday, September 17, 2010www.newssun.com Faithfulness" with Scripture from Luke 1 6:1-13. (This is a two-part of a three-part s eries, "Stories of Jesus") at services this S unday. The nursery is available for all servi ces. On Wednesday, the Men's Prayer and F ellowship Breakfast will meet at 8 a.m. in t he fellowship hall. On Thursday, the Over Easter Anonymous w ill meet in the educational building at 7 p .m.Sebring Church of the BrethrenSEBRING On Sunday morning, Pastor K eith Simmons will preach on "Praise From S unrise to Sunset." The Scripture will be t aken from I Timothy 2:1-7 and Psalm 113. At 9 a.m., Sunday school will be led by t he Rev. Wendell Bohrer and will meet in the F idelis Room. They will study "God Versus Gods'." They will also be looking at the S cripture, Exodus 32.Southside Baptist ChurchSEBRING The Rev. David Altman will s peak from the series "Not Ashamed of the G ospel" in the morning worship service. C hildren's church and a nursery are available. The Clearwater Christian College Men's Ensemble will sing in the evening service. Wednesday the student ministry will meet at 6:30 p.m. Adult Bible study and prayer meeting starts with Ron Frazee continuing in the Beatitudes. The church is at 379 S. Commerce Ave. For information, call 385-0752.Spring Lake United Methodist ChurchSEBRING Spring Lake United Methodist Church is at 8170 Cozumel Lane Village IVin Spring Lake, right off U.S. 98. Lay speaker Agatha Johnson will bring the message "When One is Found" on Sunday morning. Organist is Elizabeth Danforth; soloist is Al Overslaugh. Acarry-in meal follows the service.The Way ChurchSEBRING Pastor Reinhold Buxbaum will start a series in I Peter. The church is at 1005 N. Ridgewood Drive. The office phone is 471-6140; pastor's cell phone is 381-6190. Church information and the pastor's messages can be viewed at www.thewaychurch.org. Continued from page 9B RELIGION Missionary to Bolivia to speak in countyAVON PARK Joe K unkle, missionary with W orld Gospel Mission to B olivia, will speak at area c hurches and community o rganizations in Highlands C ounty beginning on S unday. He and his wife, Ellen, h ave engaged in evangelism, c hurch planting, discipleship a nd leadership training for 4 0 years. They began mini stry among the Guarayo I ndians on the Amazon River i n Bolivia and later helped p ioneer WGM's new mission i n Paraguay. Included in Kunkle's s chedule are the following c hurch services: Sunday, 3 p.m. A von Park City-wide Prayer R ally at Avon Park Holiness C amp Tabernacle, across f rom Walmart; 6 p.m. H aitian United Methodist at G ood Shepherd Lutheran C hurch, Sebring (behind W almart); Monday, 7 p.m. Promise Keepers Rally, O utreach Community C hurch. State Road 64 West, A von Park; Friday, Sept. 24, 7:30 p .m. Disciples of Christ H ispanic Church, Sebring; Sunday, Sept. 26, 10:45 a .m. Church of the N azarene, Avon Park; 11:45 a .m. Hispanic Nazarene, A von Park; and 7:30 p.m. O utreach Community C hurch, Avon Park. For more information, c ontact David L. Cowles at 2 57-3381 or e-mail P acerMinistries@gmail.com.Day of Prayer is Sunday in Avon ParkAVON PARK The seco nd annual Avon Park C itywide Day of Prayer will b e from 3-5 p.m. Sunday at t he Avon Park Holiness C amp Tabernacle, on U.S. 2 7 N. (across from W almart). Avon Park Camp has gene rously donated the use of i ts 800-seat air-conditioned a ssembly hall, the T abernacle, as a "neutral s ite" to gather and pray t ogether, sheltered from the o ppressive heat and violent s torms of Florida in S eptember. The event is supported by t he City of Avon Park, Avon P ark Ministerial A ssociations, the Men of I ntegrity (FMI) and the T ransformation Network T eam (TNT). For more information, c ontact Kathy Seamans at (563) 920-0086 or e-mail email@example.com.Revival services at Memorial United Methodist ChurchLAKE PLACID Memorial United Methodist Church of Lake Placid is hosting revival services Sunday through Wednesday. Guest speaker for these services will be the Rev. John Brackman, a former pastor at Memorial from 1991 to 1994. The first service will be Sunday morning. Music will be provided by the New Song Praise Band and the Sanctuary Choir. Revival services will also be held each evening at 6:30 p.m. with Brackman preaching. Monday through Wednesday, Brackman will teach a class in the sanctuary on the Radical March of Islam at 10 a.m. The public is cordially invited to all these events. For more information, call the church office at 4652422. The church is at 500 Kent Ave., overlooking Lake Clay.Guest speaker at Sunridge BaptistSEBRING Sunridge Baptist Church will host guest speaker the Rev. Marc Johnston, director of Church and Community Ministries Department for the Florida Baptist Convention, who will bring the message about state missions in Florida at the Sunday worship service. The statewide theme for State Missions is "Taking Jesus into the Neighborhood." Johnston will also bring an update on Partnership Missions, including Haiti, as well as a new faith-based communitybased health clinic in Stuart. Aprayer emphasis for area schools and students also takes place in September. On Sunday, Sunridge Baptist Church will observe "Bless Our Schools" Sunday, along with churches worldwide praying for children and schools. The emphasis on prayer for the area schools continues on Wednesday as students are encouraged to participate at the "See You at the Pole," the global day of student prayer. Sunridge Baptist Church is on the corner of U.S. 27 and Valerie Boulevard, directly across the street from Florida Hospital, Heartland Division. Men's grief support group meetsSEBRING Changing Seasons is a grief support group for men only, facilitated by a licensed counselor. It takes place every Thursday from 1-2 p.m. Any man who has suffered a loss is invited to attend this no cost grief group. The Alzheimer's Caregivers Support Group also continues every Thursday from 1-2 p.m. For more information on either of these groups, contact Sebring Christian Church at 382-6676. Courtesy photo Joe Kunkle and his wife, Ellen, are longtime missionaries. Joe Kunkle will speak at several local churches next week. Snapshots Church News RELIGION NEWS GUIDELINES: The News-Sunpublishes religion news on Fridays. The submission deadline is 5 p.m. Monday to be considered for publication in the following Friday's paper. Submit items to the News-Sun'sfrom 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays; fax to 385-2453; send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org; or mail to Lifestyle Editor,News-Sun,2227 U.S. 27 South,Sebring,FL 33870. For information,call 385-6155,ext. 516. When discerning the Lord's direction in your life, you need the mind of God. It's not looking for a feeling, but rather asking God for the wisdom of knowing His will. Wisdom begins with God. "The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom." God promises wisdom to those who ask. But there is one source to knowing truth, that is the Word of God. In Proverbs 3, we learn three things we must do in order for God to lead in our lives: Trust in the Lord, Acknowledge the Lord, and Fear the Lord. The Bible says, "Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding (Proverbs 3:5). We must simply trust the Lord to lead us. But God will only lead His children. As the Psalmist says, "The Lord is my Shepherd." He must personally know us as His sheep if He will lead our path. AShepherd leads by his voice. The Good Shepherd speaks, and his sheep listen and follow Him. The good news is He goes before us. What a comfort to know that Jesus already knows where we are going. Whatever we encounter, He has already experienced. We must trust him "with all our heart". God requires total reliance on His leadership. This means we are wholly following the Lord by faith. We may not understand, and our minds might not comprehend what God is doing. But to simply know that God is at the helm of the ship and will lead us safely through the stormy seas should calm our heart. Trust in the Lord today without reservation. Secondly, the Bible says in Proverbs 3:6, "In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths." God will give direction if we give Him the opportunity to speak. But we must acknowledge His authority each step of the way. God leads through three specific ways: His Word the Holy Bible, Godly counsel, and unfolding circumstances. God is certain to give peace to His child that trusts in Him. But sometimes we have to wait for God's leading: He is not in a hurry. There is strength found when we rest in the Lord. Acknowledge God in every decision. Give Him opportunity to work. Let God open and close doors. If you are trying to work o ut your future, then most like ly you are not letting God lea d. To acknowledge the Lord, means to be willing to yiel d to His way in His time. Lastly, Proverbs 3:7 say s, "Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the Lord, and depart from evil." God wil l always lead us to do right. God's will never contradic ts His Word. Thus, if something is wrong, it is not of God. He will only lead "in the paths of righteousness for His name's sake" (Psal m 23:3) If we fear the Lord properly, we will hate sin. We will not dwell in wickedness, but rather depart from evil. But as long as we accept sin and fail to repent, we will neve r hear the voice of God and follow His leading. As long as you are willing to walk in the Light as He is in the light, God can lead in your life's importan t decisions. "The steps of a good man are ordered by t he Lord" (Psalm 37:23). God never intends confusion on the part of His child seekin g to obey His plan. When Go d directs your steps, the Path will be clear. Luke Knickerbocker is the pastor of Bethel Baptist Church in Lake Placid, 216 E. Park St. E-mail him at email@example.com. Their church Web site is visitbethelbaptist.com. The way God leads is always right Timeless Treasure Luke Knickerbocker Special to the News-SunSEBRING St. John United Methodist Church will host Jessica Fore in concert at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 6. The church's sanctuary is the venue for the concert. The doors will open at 6:15 p.m. Fore has been leading worship and playing concerts throughout the Southeast this summer and fall, supporting her newlyreleased album "Remedy for Madness." Admission to the concert is free, howe ver, a free will offering will be taken f or those who wish to support this excitin g event. Refreshments will be served after t he concert. For more information or to reser ve seats for a school or group, contact Dav id Averill, director of Christian Education at St. John United Methodist Church. He c an be reached via e-mail at daverill@stjohns ebring.org or call 382-1736. Jessica Fore in concert at St. John Oct. 6
www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, September 17, 2010Page 11B THE TOWNR(Ben Affleck)2:00 4:30 7:00 9:30EASY APG13(Emma Stone)2:15 4:15 7:15 9:15MACHETE R(Danny Trejo)2:00 4:30 7:00 9:30THE LASTPG13 EXORCISM(Partick Fabian, Iris Bahr)2:15 4:15 7:15 9:15TAKERS PG13(Matt Dillon, Paul Walker)2:00 4:30 7:00 9:30THE LOTTERY PG13 TICKET(Lil Bow Wow)2:15 4:15 7:15 9:15 The NewFAIRMOUNTCINEMA63750 US 27 N. Sebring NOW SHOWINGFriday 09/17 Thursday 09/2 3 Suick CinemasInformation 385-9980 Office 385-9908New Dolby Digital Soun d All Seats $6.00for Matinee Coming Soon :SEPT 24TH YOU AGAINOCT 1ST SOCIAL NETWORK By CHRISTYLEMIRE APMovie Critic"The Town" may not have quite the emotional heft of "Gone Baby Gone," Ben Affleck's startlingly assured 2007 directing debut. What it has instead, though, is a greater technical complexity, a larger scope, and the promise of a director who's well on his way to establishing a distinctive vision and voice. Affleck also has a way with his actors unsurprising, having been one himself for so long and not always getting the credit he deserves and he's once again attracted some tremendous talent: Jeremy Renner, Rebecca Hall, Jon Hamm and Chris Cooper, who leaves his mark in just one powerful scene. Even Blake Lively is surprisingly good, playing against type as a damaged single mom. But besides directing and co-writing the script with Peter Craig and Aaron Stockard, Affleck himself is at the center of the action in front of the camera, starring as the leader of a Boston bank-heist crew and giving the best leading performance of his career. (Yes, of course everyone enjoyed "Chasing Amy," but previously he'd stood out best as a supporting player in films like "Hollywoodland," 'Extract," 'Boiler Room" and "Shakespeare in Love.") And so here he is, in a location he knows well surrounded by actors at the top of their game, making a movie that, like "Gone Baby Gone," oozes authenticity. Locals will split hairs, since Affleck is from Cambridge and the movie takes place in Charlestown and there's even a thrillingly staged police chase on the narrow streets of the North End, not exactly the easiest place to flee quickly but it's that kind of insularity that's crucial to the film's themes of secrecy and loyalty. And yes, everyone gets the accent right, something that can often go so horribly wrong in a movie set in New England. Based on the novel "Prince of Thieves" by Chuck Hogan, "The Town" focuses on a group of lifelong friends living in Charlestown, just across the Zakim Bridge from Boston. Having grown up poor amid the impenetrable cycle of crime and drugs, they haven't got much going for them except their meticulous ability to rob banks and armored cars and get away clean. Affleck is their leader, Doug MacRay, whose father (Cooper) was a pretty legendary criminal in the neighborhood himself before being sent to prison for life. Doug had a chance to leave Charlestown and forge a better future as a professional hockey player, but his temper cost him his big break. Now, along with his best friend Jem (Renner) and a couple of other guys, he pulls off these perfectly timed heists for the local crime boss, a surly Irish florist played by the alwayswelcome character actor Pete Postlethwaite. During their latest crime, the volatile Jem takes a hostage of bank manager Claire Keesey (Hall), but when they realize later that she lives just a few blocks away in Charlestown, they check up on her to determine whether she might have seen anything. Doug treats her with unexpected kindness, then ends up befriending her, then falls for her and she falls for him, too, not knowing she's getting involved with the thief who just turned her world upsidedown. Implausible? Too coincidental? Maybe. But if "The Town" is intended as modern-day pulp, full of shady characters and shoot-emups, the added drama of a romance makes sense. Plus it provides the film with some sweetness that's a nice counterbalance to the violence, and it allows an opportunity for Affleck's character to open up. The other relationship that reveals what Doug is made of is with Jem, and Renner is as riveting here as he was in "The Hurt Locker." Every time you see him, you know danger can't be far behind, but the unpredictability of what he might do is what makes his scenes exciting to watch. Hamm has just as strong of a presence in a calmer, cooler way as the FBI agent in charge of investigating this string of robberies. He's quick, verbal and commanding and has one great, crackling showdown with Affleck in an interrogation room. The film's other major showdown takes place at Fenway Park, site of the crew's biggest job yet, and Affleck got intimate access to the cramped, ancient ballyard to shoot his tense climax. Would a real fan try to steal millions from the Red Sox? Maybe not. But at least Affleck has the means and the talent to do it with style. DearAbby: I have been married to "Emile" for eight years. We have been together for the last 15. Emile has always been demeaning and sarcastic to me. When he gets upset about something he blames me. This has been going on for so long I don't know what to do anymore. I am so depressed and hurt that all I can think of is "going away" permanently. I don't think I'd ever harm myself, but I feel more desperate and hopeless every day. I'm down so low I don't know how to come back up. Please advise. No Tears Left in Las Vegas DearNo Tears Left: Has no one told you that the effects of constant putdowns can be equally if not more debilitating than being physically abused? After 15 years of having your self-esteem chipped away, I'm pleased that you finally found the strength to ask for help. If you have family, arrange to visit them a long visit. If you can afford to separate from your husband, pick up the phone and call the National Domestic Violence Hotline ((800) 799-7233) and ask for help to safely get away. I'm not exaggerating when I say your mental health depends on it. DearAbby: I live in a suburban neighborhood where the homes are very close together. My back yard is too small to have a clothesline. Because I love the smell of my bed sheets after they have dried outside, I hang them out to dry by pinning them to the chain link fence that surrounds the perimeter of my back yard. My girlfriends say they would be offended if they were my neighbors. I say it's environmentally friendly, and because I'm hanging out only linens and not underwear, nobody should be offended. Who is correct? In The Breeze in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada DearIn The Breeze: Many neighborhoods have codes, covenants and restrictions that dictate what can and cannot be done within their boundaries. Review the documents to ensure you are no t breaking any rules. If you're not, you have ha d no complaints from the neighbors, and your laundry isn't becoming soiled from flapping against the chain link fence or freezing solid in January it's all right with me. DearAbby: Afew months ago, we got a new neighbor. When I was out walking my dog one day, my neighbor was doing th e same. At first I thought this person was female, b ut as we got to talking I began to doubt myself. First off, my neighbor is petite, has a boyish haircut, no breasts, dresses lik e a guy and speaks in a voice that could be male or female. I stood there and decided I'd ask for a nam e, thinking it would solve m y problem. Wrong! The per son's name is "Chris." Abby, I don't know wh at to do. I feel bad for not knowing this person's gen der. Is there any way I ca n find an answer without Chris knowing? I don't want to refer to this perso n as a "he" if she's a "she," and vice versa. Girl Next Doo r, Missoula, Mon t. DearGirl Next Door: Refer to your neighbor as Chris. Asking other neigh bors what they have learned about Chris could create more conversation and problems than it would solve. My advice i s to continue being kind an d neighborly to Chris. The more you get to know thi s person, the more likely th e answers you're seeking will present themselves. To My Jewish Reader s: Sundown marks the begin ning of Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. Durin g this 24-hour period, obser vant Jewish people fast, engage in reflection and prayer, and formally repe nt for any sin that might hav e been committed during th e previous Hebrew year. To all of you may your fas t be an easy one. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips. Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. Wife suffering verbal abuse must find some way to flee DIVERSIONS Dear Abby By JAKE COYLE APEntertainment WriterDirectorial debuts by a ctors are sometimes s cene-chewing, egos troking exercises. Philip S eymour Hoffman's Jack Goes Boating," so r efreshingly bereft of t hose qualities, is more c ontent with humility and a uthenticity. The film opens with an o verhead shot of Jack o verweight, unshaven and n ot appearing to possess a nything like "gusto" i n bed. The threat of b edridden depression is n ever far from "Jack Goes B oating," but the film a nd Jack is propelled f orward. Inertia gives w ay to self-improvement, l ove and, yes, reggae. Quiet and stuttering, J ack is a limo driver with t he goal of landing a job w ith the MTA. (One m an's dream is another m an's nightmare.) He a lso loves reggae; he list ens to "Rivers of B abylon" constantly on h eadphones and in his car. T he sunny song is a stark c ontrast to the New York w inter of the film and J ack's less than jubilant l ife. "Would you consider y ourself a Rasta-man?" s arcastically asks his fell ow driver and best f riend, Clyde (John O ritz). It turns out to be a reas onable question. Jack's b lond knots may be a p oor attempt at dreadl ocks, but those around h im gradually realize he h as a way of inspiring g ood vibes. Clyde, confident and s ensitive at once, is marr ied to Lucy (Daphne R ubin-Vega), who has b uilt herself a tougher f ront. Years of marriage a nd infidelity have d rained their relationship. T hey're coming apart at t he seams from jealousy a nd distrust. They set up Jack with a c olleague of Lucy's, C onnie (Amy Ryan), from t he funeral home she w orks at. They assure him a dinner party of the four o f them won't be awkw ard: "We'll just order s omething," they tell him o ver and over. Against the odds, Jack a nd Connie hit it off. F urther dates, though, b ring more anxiety. When C onnie suggests dinner, J ack devotes himself to w eeks of cooking traini ng. When she says they s hould go for a boat ride i n the summer, he quickly s ets about learning to s wim. The film is based on t he play by the same n ame by Bob Glaudini. It comes as little surp rise that Hoffman would k now how to capture a g ood performance, and t hose of "Jack Goes B oating" are incredibly f ull. Hoffman's good vibe in Jack Goes Boating' Movie Review Jack Goes Boating' R ating: R (language, drug u se and some sexual cont ent) R unning time: 90 minutes R eview: (of 4) Warner Bros. Pictures Ben Affleck directed and stars in The Town.' The Town' further reveals Affleck's talent Movie Review Film Title' Rating: R (strong violence, pervasive language, some sexuality and drug use) Running time: 128 minutes Review: (of 4) Associated PressNEWYORK Taylor Swift is the latest act to offer bonus album content to an exclusive retailer. 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LIVING 12B PAGE News-Sun Friday, September 17, 2010 Q: Is the tea party a political party? A:No. The name plays on the 1773 Boston Tea Party, when colonists protested British efforts to tax tea imports and dumped tea into Boston Harbor. The modern tea party movement brought together Americans who were angry, among other things, about tax dollars going to federal bailouts of banks, automakers and mortgage holders, as well as massive stimulus spending in the wake of the financial crisis. When the movement first began, some tea party activists mailed tea bags to members of Congress to express their anger. Q: What's their platform? A:There's no universal platform. Common themes among tea party groups are deficit reduction, opposition to spending "earmarks," reducing the size of government, eliminating mandates and repealing Obama's health care expansion. In recent months, there have been some efforts to rally tea party activists against global warming policy. Social policy has not been central to the tea party movement, although there have been some efforts, including Fox commentator Glenn Beck's recent rally in Washington, to connect religion to the tea party movement. Q: Who started the tea party movement and when? A:There's no one founder. The movement came together in January and February of 2009, as President Obama took office. Rick Santelli of CBNC on Feb. 19 delivered a commentary from the Chicago Mercantile Exchange that went viral on the Internet, in which he ranted against federal mortgage refinancing, said the federal government was rewarding irresponsible consumers, compared the U.S. to Cuba, and proposed a "Chicago Tea Party" to dump derivative securities in Lake Michigan. Conservative talk radio hosts already were condemning the proposed federal stimulus, tagged at $787 billion when it passed. Astock trader in January had posted a message on the Web urging that tea bags be mailed to lawmakers in protest of federal bailouts. And a Seattle-based blogger in February 2009 organized an anti-stimulus protest. The tea party moniker took off after what became known as the Santelli rant. The movement swelled as April 15, 2009, "tax day" protests were organized, and activists campaigned against Obama's health care overhaul before turning attention to the 2010 elections. Q: Who's in charge, and where does the movement get its money? A:There's no one leader. Umbrella groups such as the Tea Party Patriots, and social networking sites including Teabook.org, link activists who are members of hyperlocal tea party organizations. It also has become a cottage industry for campaign consultants, Tshirt makers and convention organizers. Sal Russo, a California-based Republican political strategist behind the Tea Party Express, says there are roughly 4,000 tea party groups in the United States and hundreds being formed in other countries. Some pre-existing advocacy groups that push fiscal conservatism or pro-business agendas, such as FreedomWorks, led by former GOPHouse Majority Leader Dick Armey, have been active in organizing tea party members. Financing for the movement comes from a variety of private sources, from grassroots small-dollar donations to backing from wealthy business leaders including the billionaire Koch oil family. Q: What are Glenn Beck's and Sarah Palin's roles? A:Neither is a formal leader of a specific tea party group, but both have actively courted and built fans among tea party audiences. Beck organized the recent "Restoring Honor" rally in Washington that drew thousands of tea party activists. Palin spoke there at his invitation, as she has at other rallies, including one in Boston earlier this year. Palin also has backed several winning candidates with tea party support in congressional and gubernatorial contests this year. Q: How do establishment Republicans and Democrats view the tea party movement? A:With a sense of apprehension and curiosity. Rather than run candidates as independents, the tea party movement largely has inserted itself into Republican Party politics. In some cases its candidates toppled GOPincumbents in primaries, such as Sens. Bob Bennett in Utah and Lisa Murkowski in Alaska. In Kentucky, the tea party movement helped Rand Paul win the GOPnomination for the open Senate seat over the Republican favored by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky. Both parties are waiting to see whether the tea party movement ultimately empowers or hobbles the Republican Party. Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour, chairman of the Republican Governors Association, said that if the movement had run independent candidates and split the conservative vote, "that would have been far, far worse for us" than challenging establishment Republicans in primaries. "We welcome them in our primaries," he said. "I am glad that the tea party movement recognized that the Republican Party is where they ought to be." Q: Which November elections with tea-party backed candidates are worth watching? A:There are dozens. Among the mostwatched races will be the Nevada Senate race pitting tea-party backed Republican Sharron Angle against Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid; and Rand Paul's bid for the Senate in Kentucky. Both Angle and Paul have made rookie missteps and controversial statements on issues ranging from gun rights to affirmative action. Their bids in states where Republicans should be strong this year may be seen as tests of whether the tea party movement is helping or hurting the Republican Party. In Colorado, several Republicans have yanked their support for the party's gubernatorial nominee, tea-party backed Dan Maes, after several campaign problems including misstatements about his work history. Tea party activists also could play important roles in Senate and gubernatorial races in big states such as California, Colorado and Florida, as well as in many House races across the country. "The big question that needs to be answered, and will be answered on Election Day, is whether or not they nominated candidates who are, in fact, too conservative for general election voters," said Jennifer Duffy, senior editor for the nonpartisan Cook Political Report. "Is there going to be some buyers'remorse and rethinking, and does the party survive that? On the other hand, if they're successful in places like Nevada and Kentucky, then you have to call them a force in 2012."BYMARGARETTALEVMcClatchy Newspapershen the tea party movement rose in early 2009, it seemed more a sign of the times a backlash to the recession and President Barack Obama's election than a lasting force. The movement has outlived many expectations. Thousands of tea party groups have sprung up across the country, and tea party activists are having a significant impact on shaping Republican primaries across the country. How the candidates they favor will fare against Democrats in November, and how their victorious candidates perform in office, could determine how big a force the tea party movement can be going forward, including in the 2012 presidential election. Here's a question-and-answer primer on the tea party movement.As tea partiers shake up GOPpolitics, what's the tea party all about? Tea party peopleProfile of Americans who support the populist tea party movement:49%Republican(All U.S. adults)(28%)43%Independent(40)8%Democrat(32)70%Conservative(40)22%Moderate(38)55%Men(49)45%Women(51)7%Liberal(21)79%Non-Hisp. white(75)6%Non-Hisp. black(11)15%Other(15)19%Income less than $30,000(25)26%$30,000-49,000(25)55%$50,000 or more(50) 2010 MCT Source: Gallup/USA Today poll of 1,033 adults, March 26-28, 2010; margin of error: +/-4 percentage points Graphic: Judy Treible Tea party activists were among the thousands who gathered for a "Restoring Honor" rally Aug. 28, 2010, in Washington.