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Title: The news-sun
Uniform Title: News-sun (Sebring, Fla.)
Alternate title: Sunday news-sun
News sun
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Language: English
Publisher: Sebring News-Sun, Inc.
Place of Publication: Sebring Fla
Publication Date: 10/08/2010
Frequency: triweekly (wednesday, friday, and sunday)[1996-<1997>]
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 62, no. 21 (Nov. 9, 1988)-
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Streaks face toughest testPAGE1BDiva family treePAGE10BDowntown fire station dedicatedPAGE2ANEWS-SUN Highlands County's Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 Friday-Saturday, October 8-9, 2010www.newssun.comVolume 91/Number 120 | 50 cents www.newssun .com 079099401001 HighLow 87 59Complete Forecast PAGE 10B Pleasant with plenty of bright sunshine Forecast Question: Have you made up your mind about who you will vote for in the governor race? Next question: Should class size limits be loosened due to the economy? www.newssun .com Make your voice heard at Online Obituaries Terry D. Coe Age 66, of Sebring John M. Moran Age 93, of Sebring Eunice Paden Age 82, of Urbandale, Iowa and Sebring Gordon W. Secory Age 57, of Sebring Rudy Sickinger Age 96, of Sebring Gerald T. Underwood Age 54, of Ellijay, Ga. Obituaries, Page 5A Phone ... 385-6155 Fax ... 385-2453O nline: www.newssun.com Yes 78.2% No 21.8% Total votes: 78 Classifieds7A Community Briefs5A Dear Abby9B Editorial & Opinion4A Healthy Living4B Lottery Numbers2A Movie Reviews/Times9B Religion6B Sports On TV2B Sudoku Puzzle9B Index Follow the News-Sun on www.facebook.com/newssun By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comAVON PARK Quick action by t he Avon Park Fire Department kept a stru cture fire at 1104 W. Pleasant St. fro m jumping to the adjoining house Thursd ay morning. Around 9 a.m., a 911 call inform ed emergency officials that the Manageme nt Experts Building located on the corner of Pleasant Street and U.S. 27 was ful ly involved. Smoke could be seen as far south as Lake Jackson in Sebring when firefighte rs arrived on the scene a few minutes lat er and called for mutual aid from the su rrounding fire departments. It was not clear how the fire started, b ut the lone employee working at the tim e heard a loud noise outside and noticed t he fire around a trash can outside the nort hwest corner of the building, The employee escaped without injurie s, according to witness reports. The fire quickly spread to the back of the building and into the structure itself. No damage was reported to the buildin g just next door at 1106 W. Pleasant S t. despite the flames, but the main structu re was a total loss. Interim Fire Chief David Cloud cou ld not comment on a cause for the fire b y press time, and the fire is under investig ation by the State Fire Marshall. Avon Park business destroyed by Thursday fire By SAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comSEBRING Students and faculty gathered Thursday morning at Fred Wild Elementary to reinforce and reward students for their discipline and positive behavior. The students at Fred Wild have been using the R.O.A.R (Respect others. Obey rules. Act responsibly. Ready to learn) program to help them remember and demonstrate positive behavior both at school and at home. Principal Laura Waldron was excited for the fourth-year event. "We are glad the kids are learning positive actions through this program," said Waldron. Students were excited to see the Sebring High School cheerleaders. This is the fourth year the high schoolers have visited Fred Wild for their program. Fred Wild students R.O.A.R with behavior program News-Sun photo by SAMANTHAGHOLAR Fred Wild students cheer with excitement as they watch Sebring High School cheerleaders perform stunts and cheers at their R.O.A.R pep rally on Thursday morning. News-Sun photo by ED BALDRIDG E Firefighters from Avon Park fought to extinguish the blaze at the Management expert's Building on 1104 W. Pleasant Thursday morning. See STUDENTS, page 3A News-Sun photo by SAMANTHAGHOLAR Sebring High School cheerleader and senior Kyli Graham answers the questions of eager Fred Wild Elementary students at Thursday morning's "R.O.A.R" Pep Rally. By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comSEBRING Deputy Sheriff Steven Ritenour has been cleared of any legal wrongdoing in the July 31 incident where he shot and killed Sebring resident Peter Russo. Stephen Houchin, assistant state attorney, released a letter he hand delivered to Sheriff Susan Benton on Sept. 29 which reviewed the case and explained its conclusions. The letter said that Russo was holding a large knife and what turned out to be a toy gun when he was shot three by Ritenour in the front yard of a home on Wightman Avenue in Sebring. The investigation consisted of witness interviews, crime scene investigation and statements of law enforcement officers, including Ritenour. The letter states that around noon on July 31, a domestic disturbance call was received by the State's attorney: Man shot by deputy brandished toy gun Deputy in July 31 shooting cleared, back on active duty See DEPUTY, page 6A By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comSEBRING Asharp difference of opinion between city council members revealed itself Tuesday night at the council's regular meeting. In a discussion of the planting islands being added to the streetscape around the Circle and down the spoke streets, Margie Rhoades made it very clear she thinks they are more of a traffic hindrance than upgrade. "They're too small," she said. "And you can't plant high plants (because of line-of-sight rules)." Scott Stanley, on the other hand, is all in favor of them. He said that Wauchula looks much better now that it has built similar planters. Plant material does a lot to enhance a city's beauty, he said. They create an ambian ce that encourages people to rel ax and take their time downtow n. Loss of parking was o ne issue that caused the counc il concern. But a survey revea ling 1,800 downtown parkin g slots allayed that worry. Tuesday, the council w as presented with two option s, and ended up choosing neithe r. The first choice was to remove the plant islands alt ogether. Sebring council differs on opinion of new planters on the Circle News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY One of the smallest roadside planters being installed around the Circle, at the corner of Center Avenue. The city council has a difference of opinion on the planters. See PLANTERS, page 6A They're too small. And you can't plant high plants.'MARGIERHOADES council member

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The News-Sun would like to remind the readers that the names listed below reflect those who have been charged with a crime, but they are all innocent until proven guilty by a court of law. If anyone listed here is acquitted or has charges dropped, they can bring in proof of such decision or mail a copy to the paper and the News-Sun will be happy to report that 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, Oct. 6: Efrain Rosario Figueroa, 18, of Sebring, was charged with contempt of court. Epifanio Ochoa Gomez, 33, of Sebring, was charged with driving with an expired license. Froilan Ajpop Gonzalez, 39, of Okeechobee, was charged with operating a vehicle without a valid license. Donnie Allen Gorman, 53, of Lakeland, was charged with non-support. Gary Dewayne Grills, 46, of Wauchula, was charged with possession of drug equipment. Alfred Hardy, 31, of Avon Park, was charged with failure to appear. Sammie Antwan Jamison, 22, of Sebring, was charged with failure to appear. Cory Ray Jenkins, 21, of Okeechobee, was arrested on out-of-county warrants for giving false information to a pawn broker and dealing in stolen property. Frances Lee John, 48, of Sebring, was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill and stalking. Edward John Lavoie, 42, of Sebring, was charged with possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, possession of drug equipment and possession of methamphetamine with intent to sell or deliver. Roberto Marquez, 54, of Sebring, was charged with driving while license suspended. Steven Harry Mintzer, 36, of Sebring, was charged with probation violations. Juan Francisco Palacios, 33, of Fort Meade, was charged with non support. Artemio Zarazas Ramirez, 27, of Avon Park, was booked on an ICE detainer. Louis Coleman Richardson, 35, of Wauchula, was charged with probation violation. Jonathan Anthony Rosado, 25, of Lake Placid, was charged with DUI. Leroy Shaw, 49, of Sebring, was charged with contempt of court. Gregory Clement Smith, 50, of Panama City, was charged with non-support. Quantai Terrell Washington, 33, of Tampa, was arrested on an out-ofcounty warrant for fraud. Nathaniel Waugh, 26, of Lake Placid, was charged with dealing in stolen property, second degree petit theft and probation violation. The following people were booked into the Highlands County Jail on Tuesday, Oct. 5: Kenneth Allen Baker, 29, of Lorida, was charged with grand theft motor vehicle. Kenneth David Corbitt, By SAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comSEBRING The renovations on Sebring's central fire station have been completed and the firefighters are excited about their new home base. Wednesday afternoon a small group of dignitaries, family members, and devoted firefighters all gathered at 301 Mango Street to be a part of Mayor George Hensley's dedication. The renovations took quite a while. After the station was left nearly demolished in the hurricanes of 2004, local administrators considered several options about what to do with the building. "They didn't know exactly what to do with it at first, but they eventually decided to restore the station," explained Hensley. The station was built in 1913. In 1989, it was registered as a historical building. The station was used for many years between 19272003 as the central fire station, as it is today. "It has maintained its presence in this city and that's why it remained, and will remain, in the downtown area," said Hensley. After a few minutes of recalled memories of his first encounter of the Sebring Fire Department, Hensley went on to honor the members of the fire department and cut the "ribbon" on the newly completed station. "We really wanted to maintain the historical significance of the building. It is a tribute to you and the hard work you've put into making this work," Hensley said. Hensley dedicated Fire Station 14 in honor of the firefighters devotion to the citizens of Sebring. "We appreciate your dedication as fireman to this community," said Hensley. Following the dedication, Chief Brad Batz graciously invited the crowd on a tour of the station. Inside the station were not only new and shiny aspects but throughout the station you could find bits and pieces of the original Station 14. "Today the station is essentially the way it looked in 1913," said Hensley. "That's the original pull box that was in the station many years ago," said Batz as he pointed to the red, chipped box right inside the front doors of the station. On the walls hung the horn box, that sounded the "alarms". Each of the horns were different and distinctive allowing firefighters back then to determine where to go for the call. The red staircase curls up to the second floor leading to a large kitchen, dining area, and meeting room. "They worked on these stairs for years, they were always blocked off. I just remember starting to use them about two years ago," said Deputy Chief Ken Barefield. Upstairs also are both the chief and deputy chief's offices, a training room (currently being used to hold students to demonstrate fire tips during fire safety week), and bunks/quarters for the firefighters on call. Also one of the original poles that firefighters still use today. The renovations of Station 14 began in 2004 and with many years hard work the Sebring Fire Department now has a wonderful place to call "home." "It's very nice. If you'd seen it before all this you'd think this was immaculate," Barefield said with a chuckle. The hard work and effort put into the central fire station will not go in vain. Hensley said he is happy to know that when and if the city ever needs it there is always a "good group of men and women to take care of you." Page 2ANews-SunFriday, October 8, 2010www.newssun.com Published every Sunday, Wednesday & Friday at 2227 U.S. 27 South € Sebring, Florida 33870 A Harbor Point Media Company OFFICE: 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL 33870 OFFICE HOURS: 8 a.m.-5 p.m, Monday-Friday PHONE: 863-385-6155 MAIN FAX NUMBER: 863-385-1954 NEWSROOM FAX NUMBER: 863-385-2453 POSTMASTER: Send address change to: News-Sun, 2227 U.S. 27 S., Sebring, FL 33870 USPS … ISSN 0163-3988 Periodical postage paid at Sebring, FL and additional entry office(s)CIRCULATION SUNDAY, WEDNESDAY AND FRIDAY EDITIONS: If you do not receive your home delivered newspaper by 6 a.m., please phone the circulation department before 10 a.m. on Wednesday and Friday publication days, and before 11 a.m. on Sunday publication days and a replacement copy will be delivered to you. Subscribers who notify us after the times mentioned will receive credit to their account. 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Downtown fire station dedicated in honor of firefighters' devotion News-Sun photo by SAMANTHAGHOLAR October 4 began Fire Safety week and the newly dedicated central fire station is ready to educate. The Sebring Fire Department will demonstrate numerous fire safety tips to students from Pre-K through middle school throughout the week. Special to the News-SunSEBRING Don H ansen will be honored w ith the presentation of a p laque prior to tonight's S ebring High School footb all game at Firemen's F ield. Hansen is known as the father of Sebring Y outh Football" because of h is many years of coaching, m entoring and teaching the y outh in this county. Hansen will be honored a t 6:40 p.m. by the Sebring F iremen and the Highlands C ounty Board of County C ommissioners for his m any contributions to local y outh. The plaque will be p laced permanently at the H ighlands County Sports C omplex. Hansen started the Blue, W hite and Gold Youth F ootball League. He has c oached, taught and ment ored hundreds of young m en and women in his 90 y ears. "Don was a special coach and mentor to the youth of our County," County Commissioner C. Guy Maxcy said. "He didn't just teach us about sports; he served as our mentor, taught us about life and shared experiences and activities with us. To me, he is an icon. I grew up under his direction and was part of the Blue, White and Gold league. Hansen's philosophy is to challenge kids of all ages to be the best they are capable of being. He is known as a man of honor and integrity; a man of athleticism and perseverance; a man blessed with athletic and leadership skills and known to many as a mentor for our youth. His motto is "you can never improve unless you are challenged and pushed to reach your goals." Don Hansen to be honored for starting Sebring youth football Courtesy photo Don and Alice Hansen will be honored tonight at Firemen's Field. Hansen is known as The Father of Sebring Youth Football.' POLICEBLOTTER Continued on page 6A The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comSEBRING T he Highlands Coun ty Commissioners approv ed Tuesday a staff recomme ndation to consolidate seve ral departments into just tw o for a savings to the taxpa yers of roughly $40,000 p er year. The retirement of We ed Supervisor Carl Smith an d Human Resources Manag er John Minor prompted ac ting County Administrat or Ricky Helms to approa ch the commissioners with t he idea of consolidating t he Natural Resourc es Department with Parks an d Recreation. Parks and recreatio n Director Vicki Pontius w ill head the consolidat ed department, according to Community Servic es Director June Fisher. Pontius will get a 10 pe rcent bump in pay, or $7,134, despite concer ns voiced by Commission er Jeff Carlson, who vot ed against the motion for th at reason. "I think that everyone is being asked to take o n more work in this econ omy, but many people a re not getting a raise to do it ," Carlson said. The Natural Resourc es employees have alread y moved across Geor ge Boulevard to Parks an d Recreation, Fisher said. The other consolidatio n concerned Gener al Services, Hum an Resources and the Offi ce of Management an d Budget, but few detai ls were available during t he meeting. "We still have a lot of work to do to determi ne who will be doing wh at assignments," Helms sai d, but did announce that t he three departments will no w answer to Administrati ve Services Director J ed Secory. Secory would also get a 10 percent raise, or an additional $8,595 per yea r. "Every county employ ee is being asked to do more ," Carlson said about t he move and pay raise, b ut also voted against the se cond consolidation becau se of the pay raises. County to consolidate departments to save money

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www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, October 8, 2010Page 3A CUSTOMORDERS AVAILABLEBEST SELECTION BEST QUALITY BEST PRICE€ Aluminum € PVC Sets € Wicker Sets € Bars & Bar Stools € Glider Chairs € Swivel Chairs € Outdoor Rugs € Outdoor Fireplaces € Umbrellas € Gas Fire Pits NEW STOCK JUST ARRIVED! 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 The cheerleaders spent a few minutes asking questions from the eager elementary students. "It took a few weeks to plan this. We of course had to set up a time for the cheerleaders to be available and once we did that we contacted Chris Taylor, who was happy to be a part of it; everyone was," said Waldron. After a few minutes of questions, the cheerleaders then put on a short stunt and cheer performance for the students. Fred Wild students yelled and clapped excitedly as the cheerleaders landed back hand-springs and formed pyramids. The firstthrough fifthgraders gathered in two different sessions at the basketball court to hear special guest speaker Chris Taylor. Taylor is a part of Youth For Christ Ministry in Sebring. Taylor spoke to students about respect, friendship and honesty. Taylor used examples from the Disney movie "Cars" to relate to the students throughout the speech. "Was Lightning McQueen a very good friend to Mac when he made him drive all night and not stay awake with him?" "No!" shouted the group of firstand secondgraders. "No. He wasn't. Is that what friends do? Is that being respectful to a friend?" Taylor asked. Another loud "no" echoed across the court. The students have learned that respect, obedience, responsibility, and an avid learning attitude are keys to being a good student. The students shouted the meaning of each letter several times throughout the pep rally, showing both faculty members and themselves that they are learning and growing continuously. Continued from page 1A News-Sun photo by SAMANTHAGHOLAR Fred Wild Elementary students give high-fives and "Thank yous" to guest speaker Chris Taylor as they exit the annual R.O.A.R pep rally Thursday morning. Students celebrate good behavior By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@ newssun.comSEBRING City c ouncil members voted u nanimously Tuesday n ight to honor the memor y of Jack Stroup by nami ng the civic center after h im. Stroup, who passed a way Dec. 22, 2009, was S ebring city clerk for 33 y ears from 1957 to 1 990. He was the longest s erving elected official in t he history of the city. At the time Stroup b egan serving as city c lerk, the Sebring was m ore of a small town. Initially day-to-day o perations were all hand led by the clerk, who a cted as city administrat or, finance director and t ax collector. That included having to m ake rounds with a w heelbarrow, emptying p arking meters. But Stroup did much m ore than work for the c ity. He was an active volu nteer in many organizat ions and did what he c ould to introduce young p eople to the natural w orld around them, t eaching them how to c amp, hunt and fish. In honor of those cont ributions Stroup was n amed Boss Gobbler by t he National Wild Turkey F ederation in 2009. There will be a civic c enter naming ceremony i n the future, but first the l ettering for Stroup's n ame has to be ordered, a nd a plaque explaining h is contributions created. The city will announce t he date of the ceremony. Civic center to be named for Stroup Classified Ads € 385-6155 NEWS-SUN Associated PressWASHINGTON The White House is pushing back against accusations that the administration blocked government scientists from telling the public just how bad the BP oil spill could become. Press secretary Robert Gibbs says the White House never tried to withhold "the most accurate and timely information" on the amount of oil spilling into the Gulf of Mexico as soon as it became available. Documents released Wednesday by the staff of the national oil spill commission said the Obama administration kept scientists from being frank with the public and committed other missteps during the crisis. President Barack Obama created the commission to investigate the BPspill. White House says it didn't withhold oil spill info from public

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Page 4ANews-SunFriday, October 8, 2010www.newssun.com EDITORIAL& OPINION TODAY'SEDITORIALTODAY'SLETTERS 2227 U.S. 27 South Sebring, FL 33870 863-385-6155 NEWSROOMROMONA WASHINGTONPublisher/Executive Editor Ext. 515editor@newssun.com SCOTT DRESSELEditor Ext. 516scott.dressel@newssun.comDAN HOEHNESports Editor Ext. 528daniel.hoehne@newssun.com ADVERTISINGVICKIE JONESExt. 518vickie.jones@newssun.com CIRCULATIONTONY MCCOWANExt. 522anthony.mccowan@newssun.com PRE-PRESSKEN BAREFIELDProduction Coordinator Ext. 594prepress@newssun.com BUSINESS OFFICEJANET EMERSONExt. 596legals@newssun.com Theories abound about why, with so many tech tools at their disposal and so much time spent connected and tuned in, Americans seem to be losing touch with significant news and current events. We're losing the Rub Off Effect. Just as ink used to rub off on the hands of newspaper readers before the advent of soybased printing materials the news itself tended to rub off on people who had a paper delivered to their homes, even if it only sat on the kitchen table. Sound far-fetched? Consider the many ways in which we formerly came in passing contact with the day's news, and don't anymore. Radio stations used to be required by law to present public service content which, in most cases, took the form of news. My first job out of college was in the news department at WABC in New York back when it was still a rock n'roll powerhouse. Despite the likelihood that our audience resented it, we interrupted Cousin Brucie and the other D-Js every hour for five minutes of nononsense news. Some listeners switched stations, but most stuck around; and the news rubbed off. Today, music stations provide barely a smidgen of information, often limited to traffic and weather. For millions of listeners to satellite radio, inadvertent contact with news is even less likely unless they specifically seek a channel devoted to current events. The situation was pretty much the same on TV, where almost every broadcast station stopped for news once or twice each night. Nowadays viewers can watch cable and satellite 24/7 without ever running the risk of hearing anything that could even loosely be called news. Walking down the streets of most cities back in the day, news was always nearby. It was stacked up at newsstands and even shouted by vendors. People carried transistor radios whose messages resonated in the pre-earphone era. And it tended to rub off. Many would argue that although these old-fashioned formats have largely disappeared, they've been replaced by faster, omnipresent computer devices that keep us better informed. But about what? Vast numbers of young people don't even bother with e-mail anymore. They skip home pages of Yahoo or AOL, preferring Facebook for messaging and dwell on Internet pages that skip over news of the outside world almost entirely. While information buzzes around us more than ever before, it has never been easier to tune out. Astrong counter argument to this rub off theory would seem to be provided in a lengthy report just released by the Pew Research Center, headlined: "Americans Spending More Time Following the News." After surveying 3,006 adults by telephone, the Pew study concludes, "instead of replacing traditional news platforms, Americans are increasingly integrating new technologies into their news consumption habits." As a result, "total minutes wit h news" has climbed from 67 per day in 2008 to 70 minutes today. But very little explanation is offered about what constitutes "news." It may be that society's definition of news is changing even faster than its habits about how to get it. The tip-off comes in a footnote from Pew indicating, "T he public struggled with a four-question current events quiz just 14 percent answered all four correctly." News need not be like bad tasting medicine, and it shouldn't be forced o n consumers or slipped into their diets. But it helped when a little news rubbe d off on people, and it's another troublin g sign of our times that it doesn't happe n much anymore. Peter Funt is a writer and public speaker. He's also the long-time host of "Candid Camera." A collection of his DVDs is available at www.candidcamera.com. We are losing the Rub Off Effect of news Candid Thoughts Peter Funt L ast weekend was quite a success. E ven those of us w ho find motorcyc les noisier than s exy have to say t he Run to the H eartland was as w ell run as always a nd the visitors p olite. Especially impressive was t he speed of the clean-up and t he lack of litter. Monday morning there was n o way to guess hundreds of p eople had filled the Circle a nd spoke streets for three d ays. The Pig Fest, too, was a s uccess in the sense that s erious cooks brought their b est efforts to the table e very bite of pork, beef or c hicken was delicious. The new venue, across f rom the entrance to the c ounty fair pavilions was a g reat idea. The new layout m ade strolling easy and h elped each competitor stand o ut. Less successful was the t urnout for the barbecue, w hich was smaller than it d eserved to be. The lack of appetites was a d isappointment, because it m eans many of you missed o ut on great food and good m usic. This event deserves m ore and hungrier people to a ttend it. Members of the Sebring C ity Council informally disc ussed this Tuesday night at t heir regular meeting. We pass on their ideas, and a dd some of our own, in the h opes that the organizers of t he 12 Hours of Barbecue can a ttract a larger crowd next year. The first recommendation is to put out more signs. Banners across streets, posters in store windows, and yard signs with arrows all would keep the event forefront in people's minds and show them how to get there. Maybe there is a brave man or woman who would be willing to dress up as a cow or a chicken or a pig and stand along U.S. 27 to attract the attention of drivers. Volunteers could stand under a banner at the Circle announcing the event and handing out small samples just enough to get mouths watering. Another recommendation is to change the date and pick one where the Pig Fest can shine on its own. The competition from out-of-town vendors and restaurants on the Circle this weekend drew stomachs away from the barbecue contest instead of the barbecue drawing stomachs to Fireman's Field. Hook up with the culinary classes at the high schools and community college, have them enter in a special competition among themselves. Add some entertainment for children a bounce house or slide, for example. Add another competition say local musicians drumming to be judged by the audience. Or perhaps the barbecue could join forces with the Heartland Idol for one night. The Pig Fest is a fun and tasty time. It is a shame more people don't get out and enjoy it. Hopefully, next year the masters of vinegar, brown sugar and secret ingredients will run out of food with the rest of us patting our bellies in quiet content. Cooking up a few ideas to promote great cooking Tea Party is non partisan all the wayEditor: My name is John Nelson. I am the vice president of the Highlands Tea Party. Our president is Linda DiCesare. We are located in Sebring and meet every Tuesday at the Quality Inn on Hwy. 27 North at 6 p.m. Regarding Mr. (Ray) Napper's comments in the "Letters to the Editor" on Sept. 26, "The leader of the Florida Tea Party stood in Homer's and stated that he lied about the Pull the Plug on Grandma'and bragged about how good the lie was": I personally contacted Tim McClellan of Florida Tea Party, (the one mentioned by Mr. Napper). According to Tim they have never made a presentation at Homer's in Sebring, stating they do their presentations in South Florida. Speaking on behalf of my organization, the Highlands Tea Party, we also have never made a presentation at Homer's in Sebring. In talking with Tim, he confirmed that he has not made any health care presentations since February 2010; the same is true for our organization. I do not know what Mr. Napper heard, where or who he heard it from, but I can assure you it was not from the two Tea parties mentioned above. I am expecting to see a retraction from Mr. Napper if he would be so kind. Our organizations are all about educating the public, using factual information obtained from the original sources. Our mission statement is: (brief format), The Highlands Tea Party stands for the following: accountability, fiscal responsibility, constitutionally limited government, and free markets. We are a non-partisan organization, presenting all sides of the political spectrum. An example was a recent Tuesday night, we had a debate with a Republican and a Democrat candidate for Highlands County commissioner, Don Elwell and Chester Downing. Oct. 5 we presented Highlands County commissioner candidates Don Bates, Democrat (incumbent) and Jack Richie, Republican, in debate, and on Oct. 12 we will present Highlands County commissioner candidates Michael Barry, no party, and Gregg Harris, Republican. On Oct. 19, PowerPoint presentations will be given on Republican candidate for Governor, Rick Scott, with running mate Lt. Governor Jennifer Carroll, and Democrat candidate for Governor Alex Sink, with running mate Lt. Governor Rod Smith; and on Oct. 26 PowerPoint presentations on the Attorney General candidates Pam Bondi, Republican; Dan Gelber, Democrat, and Jim Lewis, no party How much more non-partisan can we be? John (Jack) Nelson Vice President Highlands Tea PartyWaitingEditor: The political news on the television grows more strident daily, empty-headed candidates posing with bland, slogans so utterly vague as to be meaningless, presented as brilliant insights,illustrative of the kind of representation to be expected from the emptyheaded ones. Liberals protest,seeking approval to demonstrate general pique and dissatisfaction with the current officials failure to deliver instants total gratification unable to take the long view. The malady of youth and inexperience. Learning to wait is an acquired skill is well understood by us older folk. The patience accumulated over a lifetime now serves. With nothing much to really do, one must do a lot of waiting. Waiting with style is a new art form. There is the small waiting, like for a traffic light to change, now more easily tolerated than formerly but then there is no longer any urgency in where I am going or when I get there. Then there is the slightly more prolonged waiting, as in a doctor's waiting room (appropriately named) but here growing impatience can be forestalled by a good book. (Something I am now never without after viewing most doctor's magazine offerings Yachting World, Golfing, Forbes, Fortune, a subtle in your face'). Thenthere is the ultima te waiting, which some of us try to embrace with patienc e and understanding at leas t resignation and dignity while some hide in busy work, diversion and denial as if the party was to last forever and that long sough t instant, total gratification somehow never arrived although we all waited for that in our own way some quietly, some with growing impatience but still waitin g but somehow it continues to elude. It is an illusion the gratification is in quietude, which comes from within neither instant nor total but grows with wait ing. Randy Ludac er Lake Plac id Immigration issue is legal vs. illegalEditor: Attention Patricia Austin I read your letter. Surely you, your followers and Ale x Sink must be aware citizen s and states like Arizona are against illegal immigration, not legal. You need to be honest in what you want to make right in the United States of America, One Nation Under God with Liberty and Justice for all, Conservatives as well as Liberals and Progressives. Angie Green Sebring EDITORIALPAGEPOLICYMake sure to sign your letter and include your address and phone number. Anonymous letters will be automaticall y rejected. Please keep your letters to a maximum of 400 words. We have to make room for everybody. Letters of loca l 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 e-ma il editor@newssun.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. 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Events planned at lodges, posts AVON PARK Combat Veterans M emorial VFWPost 9853 w ill host music by Kentucky H urricane from 5-8 p.m. t oday. Karaoke by Bil-Di w ill be from 5-8 p.m. S aturday. Schedule subject t o change; call 452-9853 for d etails and menu selection. LAKE PLACID The Lake Placid Moose 2 374 will host music with F ireman from 6-10 p.m. t oday. Music with Steve and P eggy will be from 6-10 p .m. Saturday. Watch N ASCAR at Richmond at 7 :30 p.m. For details and m enu selection, call 4650 131. The VFW3880 will host m usic with L&LDuo today. W atch horse races at 5:30 p .m. Saturday. For details a nd menu selection, call 6 99-5444. SEBRING The Sebring Eagles will h ost Long Shot duo playing m usic from 7-9 p.m. S aturday. For further details a nd menu selection, call 6 55-4007; members and g uests welcome.Spartan' is Y esteryear MovieAVON PARK The A von Park Library, 100 N. M useum Ave., will show Go Tell The Spartans" as t he Yesteryear Movie at 2 p .m. Saturday. Directed by T ed Post in 1978, the film is 1 14 minutes in length. It is arguably the best m ovie about the Vietnam W ar ever produced. Rated R probably for viol ence.HAL features new art exhibitSEBRING Highlands A rt League will feature an a rt exhibit called "ACall to A ll Artists Who Love F lorida" during the Gallery W alk from 5-8 p.m. today. T his exhibit will showcase l ocal artists'love of Florida. T here will be works of art d isplayed in a variety of m ediums. Wine, soft drinks, and l ight food will be served. A dmission is free.Blood mobile sets scheduleThe Florida Blood C enters-Highlands blood m obile will be at Highlands I ndependent Bank in Lake P lacid from 2:30-5:30 p.m. t oday. On Sunday, the blood m obile will be at First B aptist Church of Lake P lacid from 8:30 a.m. to 1 2:30 p.m. Sunday. One donation will save t hree local lives. All blood d onors will receive a H alloween T-shirt and a mini p hysical.SHARE orders LAKE PLACID SHARE O ctober orders start with $8 f or a Starter Pack. Everyone is welcome to r eceive this food and save 3 0-50 percent off retail on i tems purchased, and there a re no income requirements. S HARE breaks down the s avings every month in a p aper that you can pick up a long with an order form at 2 01 Belleview and North O ak Avenue in Lake Placid. T he order forms and newsp aper are in the red boxes by t he door. Orders can also be taken o nline at www.ShareFlorida. o rg. Pay with cash, check, m oney order, or food s tamps. To pay with food s tamps come to 201 B elleview and North Oak A venue in Lake Placid at 11 a .m. today. The last day you m ay place an order is at 5 p .m. today.Blevins dance for Dance ClubSEBRING The H ighlands Social Dance C lub hosts ballroom dancers Carl and Lelia Blevins from 7-9:30 p.m. today at the Senior Center on the Sebring Parkway. The Blevins are competitive ballroom dancers and have competed in USA DANCE competitions nationwide, most recently in Los Angeles. They will perform three American Rhythm dances in Cha-Cha, Swing and Bolero. Guests are urged to come early. Music for dancing will be provided by Mark Hilman. As usual, all club dances are open to the public with appropriate dress required. Admission is $5 for members, and $7 for non-members. Call 471-0559.LP Chamber plans luncheonLAKE PLACID The Greater Lake Placid Chamber's membership luncheon will be held at noon on Oct. 13 at the Lake Placid Elks Lodge. The luncheon is sponsored by Florida Hospital, and the kick off for Breast Cancer Awareness will take place at this luncheon.Individuals attending the luncheon will receive a great recycled bag compliments of Florida Hospital, while supplies last.Cost is $8 per person. RSVPthe Chamber on or before Oct. 11. Menu selection is a salad and sandwich buffet. Call 465-4331 for details. www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, October 8, 2010Page 5A COMMUNITYBRIEFS OBITUARIES Courtesy photo Ballroom dancers Carl and Lelia Blevins will dance for the Highlands Social Dance Club from 7-9:30 p.m. today. The dance club gathers at the Senior Center on the Sebring Parkway. Music for dancing will be provided by Mark Hilman. Eunice Irene Paden, age 82, died October 4, 2010. Funeral services will be 2:00 pm Friday, October 8, 2010 at Caldwell-Raddatz Funeral Home, 8201 Hickman Road, Urbandale, Iowa. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Interment will be in Glendale Cemetery following the services. Eunice was born in Des Moines on November 24, 1927, to Eunice (Reynolds) and John Kirschbaum. During World War II she answered the call for operators in California to help in the war effort. She met and married John Paden. Eunice and her husband, John, were snowbirds for many years. They were members of Heather Downs Country Club in Toledo, OH and the Sebring Golf Club of Sebring, FL, where they lived for more than 25 years. Eunice is survived by her daughters, Sharon (Harry) Pedigo of Tinley Park, IL, and Terri Sommer of Woodward, IA; son, Matt (Harriet) Paden of Temperance, MI; 6 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by two brothers, Larry Kirschbaum of Branson, MO and Edwin Kirschbaum of Des Moines. She was preceded in death by her husband, John W. Paden in 2002; sisters, Dorathy Houseman and Bessie DuBoise; and four brothers, Delbert, Raymond, John, and Charles Kirschbaum. CALDWELL-RADDATZ FUNERAL HOME Urbandale, IA 50322 515-276-0551 www.caldwellraddatz.comEUNICE PADEN Mr. Gerald Timothy Underwood, age 54, of Ellijay, Georgia, died Tuesday, August 31, 2010, at his sons residence following a sudden illness. Born December 28, 1955 in Avon park, Florida. Mr. Underwood was a computer programmer for the State of Florida. He is preceded in death by his mother, Mrs. Thelma Spires Underwood. Mr. Underwood was a member of the Old Faith Baptist Church and the American Legion Post #82 in Ellijay, Georgia. Mr. Underwood was also a United States Navy Veteran, having served 20 years. Survivors include: his wife, Kathie Underwood, of Ellijay, Ga.; his sons, Joshua Underwood of Ball Ground, Ga. and Zachary Underwood, of Akins, SC.; his father, G.T. Underwood, of Ellijay, Ga., his brother, Tony Underwood, of Ellijay, GA.; and his sister, Terri Anderson of Port Charlotte, Fla.; Nieces, Nephews and Other Relatives also survive. The family received friends at the Funeral Home on Wednesday, September 1, 2010. At his request, Mr. Underwood was cremated and no service will be held. Flowers are to be omitted. Roper Funeral home of Jasper, Georgia is in charge of the arrangements. www.RoperFuneralHome.comGERALD TIMOTHY UNDERWOOD Terry CoeTerry D. Coe, 66, of Sebring, died Monday, Oct. 4, 2010 in Tampa. He was born in Council Bluffs, Iowa, moving to Sebring in 1995 from Port Charlotte. He and his wife, Marsha own Harmony House ALF and he was a member of Sebring Municipal Golf Course. He is survived by his lwife, Marsha; son, Major Daniel J. Coe, of Alexandria, Va.; daughter, Lisa Clayton, of North Services were held Thursday at Morris Funeral Chapel, 307 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring. Memorials are requested to Leukemia Lymphona Society of America. John MoranJohn Mason Moran, 93, of Sebring, died on Oct. 5, 2010. He was a longtime member of the Lions Club International and the organizer of the Avon Park Lions golf tournament. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Avon Park. He is survived by his sister Mary Bush and brother Jearld Moran and his three sons: John, Jr., Charles, and Garrett and their families and a sisterin-law. There will be a service celebrating his life in Burnsville, W. Va. on Monday, Oct. 25 and he will be laid to rest next to his wife Imogene in Burnsville. Local arrangements are being handled by Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home, Avon Park.Gordon SecoryGordon Wayne Secory, 57, died Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010, in Sebring. He moved to the Sebring area in 1993 from his native Key West and was employed by the U.S. government Navy exchange food service before moving to Sebring. Survivors include his mother, Gloria Secory, of Sebring; sisters Brenda Ann Woodworth and Sheryl Lynn Secory, both of Sebring; brothers Gerald Secory, of Sebring, and Terry Secory, of Tuscon, Ariz.; son Jacob Secory, of Iowa; daughters Libbie Secory and Pauline Secory, both of Iowa; three grandchildren and two greatgrandchildren. Amemorial service will be held in the near future and those who wish may contact Gerald Secory at 414-2526. Arrangements are being handled by Dowden Funeral Home, Sebring.Rudy SickingerRudolph "Rudy" Sickinger, 96, died Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010 in Sebring. He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and was the owner and operator of a manufacturing company, served in the U.S. Navy, was a lifelong member of the Elks, served on the board of the Sebring Golf Association and was an active member of the Sebring Duplicate Bridge Club. He was the former mayor of Massapequa Park N.Y. and was a resident of Sebring since 1969. He is survived by his wife Patricia Sickinger of Sebring; sons, Kenneth Sickinger of New York, Greg Sickinger of Ponte Vedra Beach; daughter Carole Kassouf of Longbo at Key, three grandchildren and one great grandchild. Memorial services will be held on Saturday at 4 p.m. at the Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home Chapel with Father J. Peter Sheehan officiating. Visitation will be from 3:30 p.m. until service time. Friends may make memorial contributions in his memory to the charity of their choice. Arrangements are being handled by StephensonNelson Funeral Home, Sebring.

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Page 6ANews-SunFriday, October 8, 2010www.newssun.com SpectatorsFREEAdmission OktoberFest 2010 The Avon Park Main Street CRA and Chamber of Commerce present:www.apoktoberfest.com Food,Fun &Chrome! Car ShowTrophies € Best of Show € Late Models & Antiques Tons ofPRIZESOctober 16th11am 8pmon Museum AvenueAvon Park SWAP MEET Eat,Drink&BeMerry! Call 863-443-0617 for more info € Rain or Shine charged with probation violations. Troy Frank Dilanna, 22, of Sebring, was charged with possession of a controlled substance without a prescription and possession of drug equipment. Andrew Oneil Gayle, 32, of Avon Park, was charged with battery. Nathan Ray Hutcheson, 31, of Avon Park, was charged with a probation violation. Terry Lee Jones, 39, of Avon Park, was charged with possession of drug equipment and possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana. Jonathan Eugene Reed, 28, of Sebring, was charged with first degree petit theft $100-300, grand theft $300 to less than $5,000 and fraud-swindle to obtain property under $20,000. Richard Stevenson, 29, of Sebring, was charged with resisting an officer. Nancy Jeanne Thomas, 27, of Sebring, was arrested on an out-ofcounty warrant for knowingly driving while license suspended or revoked. Continued from page 2A POLICEBLOTTER s heriff's office. The caller s aid Russo was intoxicated a nd had broken a glass door i n an effort to reach his girlf riend inside with an aim to h arm her. Ritenour had actually been s ent as a back-up unit to the c all, but arrived first on the s cene. He was in uniform, d riving a marked K-9 vehic le. He did not activate his v ideo camera as he arrived a nd pulled into the comp lainant's driveway, behind w hat proved to be Russo's v ehicle. The letter states that when R itenour got out of his truck R usso was standing in the o pen door of his sport utility v ehicle. Based on Ritenour's statem ents, the letter states that as R itenour approached Russo, Russo turned toward the d eputy with a large butcher k nife in his left hand. Russo i gnored orders to drop the k nife so Deputy Ritenour d rew his semi-automatic s idearm. As Russo completed his t urn, Deputy Ritenour o bserved what he believed to b e a black revolver in R usso's right hand ... Russo s tepped toward (Ritenour) a nd extended the revolver. "Believing that he was a bout to be shot, Deputy R itenour back peddled (sic) t owards the street and disc harged his firearm six or s even times. Russo was hit in t he chest area three times." The letter goes on to say t hat the sheriff's office radio d ispatcher heard Ritenour say drop the knife," then "shots f ired, suspect down," and t hen that the suspect had dropped the knife and the gun. "When other officers arrived, Deputy Ritenour was crouched at the edge of the street with his gun trained on Russo who was down on the ground." The scene was secured, Russo given first aid and transported to a local hospital where he died shortly afterward. Areview of the statements made by Joyce Santos, the woman who lived in the home Russo attempted to enter, is included in the letter. Santos said Russo was a friend who had arrived at her home intoxicated and that he had cut his hand as he forced his way into the house. Santos called her daughter, Teresa Scheffler, asking her to come over. When Scheffler arrived she made the call to 911. It was at this time Scheffler stated that Russo said, "Let the cops come, I'm ready for them." Also according to her testimony, Russo then went outside to his vehicle and waited for deputies to arrive. According to the letter, the ensuing criminal investigation revealed "an apparent black revolver and large knife on the ground where Russo fell. There were six spent shell casings from the deputy's gun in a pattern consistent with the deputy retreating as he fired. The projectiles that did not strike Russo hit the vehicles and mobile home directly behind Russo. "When the gun Russo had been holding was examined later it proved to be a toy cap pistol painted black to resemble a real gun." During a search of Russo's home, another identical gun, although not painted black, was found. Both toy guns had been gifts from Russo's father as "collector's items." Houchin's review concludes that after considering the facts and applicable law, and because Ritenour was "in fear of imminent death when he shot Peter Russo," the state attorney would take no further action. Immediately following the incident, as per procedure, Ritenour was removed from duty, then returned to administrative duty, and has since been returned to active duty. Benton said that the internal affairs investigation into whether Ritenour followed sheriff's office procedures in the incident is not completed yet. Continued from page 1A News-Sun file photo Crime scene tape blocks 1016 Wightman Ave. on July 31 after a Deputy Steven Ritenour shot and killed Peter Russo, who was reportedly armed with a large knife and a toy gun. Deputy cleared of legal issues in shooting The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN The second choice was to relocate some of the planters, sacrificing six full-size parking spaces. Rhoades moved to select the first option and remove all planters. John Griffin voted with her. But Stanely and Buddy Whitlock voted against the idea. Because council president John Clark was not at the meeting, the vote was a 2-2 tie. When the second optio n was presented, the resu lt was identical, but reverse d. Stanley and Whitlock vo ting to relocate and insta ll planters, Rhoades an d Griffin voting not to, lea ving another 2-2 tie. The members agreed to table the issue until Clark 's return. Continued from page 1A Planters an issue for Sebring city council Classified Ads € 385-6155 NEWS-SUN

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NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated September 13, 2010, and entered in Case No. 10000150GCS of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein HSBC BANK USA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE, UNDER THE POOLING AND SERVICING AGREEMENT DATED FEBRUARY 1, 2004, FREEMONT HOME LOAN TRUST 2004-A, MORTGAGE-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2004A, is a Plaintiff and TERESE I. MAYO; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MICHAEL DEL POZO; DEAN RAMOS; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DEAN RAMOS; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANTS #2 are the Defendants. ROBERT W. GERMAINE as The Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at 430 S. Commerce Ave., Room 105, Sebring, FL 33870, at 11:00 A.M. on October 14, 2010, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 10, BLOCK 1, OF LAKE AND RANCH CLUB, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 29, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. IN THECIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CASE NO. 09000492GCS FLAGSTAR BANK, FSB, Plaintiff, -vsSERGIO SMITH SR., et.al. Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated September 13, 2010, and entered in Case No. 09000492GCS of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein FLAGSTAR BANK, FSB, is a Plaintiff and SERGIO SMITH SR.; LILIA R. SMITH; WACHOVIA BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANTS #2 are the Defendants. ROBERT W. GERMAINE as The Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at 430 S. Commerce Ave., Room 105, Sebring, FL 33870, at 11:00 A.M. on October 14, 2010, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 47, BLOCK 73, OF A RESUBDIVISION OF PLACID LAKES SECTION SEVEN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 72, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 15th day of September, 2010. ROBERT W. GERMAINE As Clerk of the Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak As Deputy Clerk Ben-Ezra & Katz, P.A. Attorneys for Plaintiff 2901 Stirling Road, Suite 300 Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312 Telephone: (305) 770-4100 Fax: (305) 653-2329 October 1, 8, 2010 NORTH 100 FEET OF THE SOUTH 1100 FEET OF TRACT A, NORTH AND SOUTH BOUNDARIES BEING PERPENDICULAR TO U.S. HIGHWAY 27 RIGHT OF WAY. If you are a person claiming a right to funds remaining after the sale, you must le a claim with the clerk no later than 60 days after the sale. If you fail to claim you will not be entitled to any remaining funds. After 60 days, only the owner of record as of the date of the lis pendens may claim the surplus. WITNESS my hand and the seal of the court on September 15, 2010. ROBERT W. GERMAINE CLERK OF THE COURT By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk (COURT SEAL) Attorney for Plaintiff: Brian L. Rosaler, Esquire Popkin & Rosaler, P.A. 1701 West Hillsboro Boulevard Suite 400 Deereld Beach, FL 33442 Telephone: (954) 360-9030 Facsimile: (954) 420-5187 October 1, 8, 2010 1050Legals IN THECIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 08-001072-GCS BAYVIEW LOAN SERVICING, LLC., Plaintiff, vs. DOUGLAS FLECK; ____FLECK, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DOUGLAS FLECK, IF MARRIED, JOHN DOE AND JANE DOE, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure dated September 13, 2010, entered in Civil Case No.: 08-001072-GCS of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein BAYVIEW LOAN SERVICING, LLC., and DOUGLAS FLECK. is the Defendant. I will sell to the highest bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room in the Basement of the Highlands County Courthouse, 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870, at 11:00 a.m., on the 14th day of October, 2010, the following described real property as set forth in said Final Summary Judgment, to wit: PARCEL 1: THAT PORTION OF TRACT A, OF HOLIDAY ACRES, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, AT PAGE 25, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: THE NORTH 100 FEET OF THE SOUTH 1300 FEET OF TRACT A, NORTH AND SOUTH BOUNDARIES BEING PERPENDICULAR TO U.S. HIGHWAY 27 RIGHT OF WAY. AND PARCEL 2: THAT PORTION OF TRACT A, OF HOLIDAY ACRES, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, AT PAGE 25, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: THE NORTH 100 FEET OF THE SOUTH 1200 FEET OF TRACT A, NORTH AND SOUTH BOUNDARIES BEING PERPENDICULAR TO U.S. HIGHWAY 27 RIGHT OF WAY. AND PARCEL 3: THAT PORTION OF TRACT A, OF HOLIDAY ACRES, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, AT PAGE 25, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: THE IN THECIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 10-612 GCS WAUCHULA STATE BANK, a Florida banking corporation, Plaintiff, vs. JAMES RODNEY WALKER, a single man; WHY NOT CORPORATION OF SEBRING, a Florida corporation d/b/a WHY NOT LOUNGE; GREGORY S. CLARK; CLERK OF COURTS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA; BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY; STATE OF FLORIDA, D DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE; DIVISION OF ALCOHOL BEVERAGES AND TOBACCO; Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a nal decree of foreclosure entered in the above-titled cause in the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida, I will sell the property situate in Highlands County, Florida, described as: Parcel 1: Lot 10, Block 342, Unit 16, Sun n Lake Estates of Sebring, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 10, Page 04, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. Street Address: a/k/a 623 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL 33870 Lot 3, Block B, Less that portion lying Northeasterly of the Northeasterly Right-ofWay of U.S. Highway 27 and less road Rightof-Way, Lake Jackson Boulevard Subdivision, according to the Plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 63, of the Public Records of DeSoto County, Florida, of which Highlands County was formerly a part, and in Transcript Book Page 10, 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 28th day of October, 2010. SIGNED this 1st day of October, 2010. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk October 8, 15, 2010 is October 8, 2010. Personal Representative: /s/ Barbara J. Alexander 2870 Lakeview Drive Sebring, FL 33870 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ Robert E. Livingston Florida Bar No. 0031259 445 S. Commerce Avenue Sebring, FL 33870 Telephone: (863) 385-5156 October 8, 15, 2010 1050Legals IN THECIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 10-409 IN RE: ESTATE OF THOMAS P. ALEXANDER Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of THOMAS P. ALEXANDER, deceased, whose date of death was September 23, 2010, and whose Social Security Number is is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870. The name and address 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 IN THECIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 10-399 IN RE: ESTATE OF KENNETH A. WITT, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of KENNETH A. WITT, deceased, whose date of death was June 19, 2010, File Number PC 10-399, is pending in the Circuit Court for HIGHLANDS County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 430 S. Commerce Avenue. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice has been served must le their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE TIME OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must le their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DESCENDANT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of rst publication of this notice is: October 8, 2010. Co-Personal Representatives: JOAN WHEELER 1200 Magnolia Ave #401 Cleveland, TN 37311 BARBARA FIORE 77 Burtis St. Lynbrook, NY 11563 Attorney for Personal Representatives: CLIFFORD R. RHOADES, P.A. Florida Bar No. 308714 2141 Lakeview Drive Sebring, FL 33870 Telephone: (863) 385-0346 October 8, 15, 2010 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: October 8, 2010. Personal Representative: /s/ Sandra lee Spaulding 3415 County Road 9 Burdett, New York 14818-9799 Attorney for Personal Representatives: /s/ David F. Lanier E-Mail Address: lanier30@embarqmail.com Florida Bar No. 045399 DAVID F. LANIER P.O. Box 400 Avon Park, Florida 33826-0400 Telephone: (863) 453-4457 October 8, 15, 2010 1050Legals IN THECIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 10-401 IN RE: ESTATE OF IDA CAROLINE SPAUDLING a.k.a. IDA C. SPAULDING Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of DA CAROLINE SPAUDLING a.k.a. IDA C. SPAULDING, deceased, whose date of death was May 11, 2010, and whose Social Security Number is 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 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 IN THECIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 10-394 IN RE: ESTATE OF HAZEL M. FOLK, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of HAZEL M. FOLK, deceased, whose date of death was September 3, 2010, and whose Social Security Number is is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870. The name and address 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 October 1, 2010. Personal Representative: /s/ Jesse J. Black 1301 S.E. 8th Avenue Okeechobee, FL 34974 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ Robert E. Livingston Florida Bar No. 0031259 445 S. Commerce Avenue Sebring, FL 33870 Telephone: (863) 385-5156 October 1, 8, 2010 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 October 1, 2010. Personal Representative: /s/ Kim Marie Ameen 251 N.E. 21st Street Pompano Beach, FL 33060 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ Robert E. Livingston Florida Bar No. 0031259 445 S. Commerce Avenue Sebring, FL 33870 Telephone: (863) 385-5156 October 1, 8, 2010 1050Legals IN THECIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 10-395 IN RE: ESTATE OF GEORGIANA AMEEN, a/k/a GEORGIANA RUTH AMEEN, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of GEORGIANA AMEEN, a/k/a GEORGIANA RUTH AMEEN,, deceased, whose date of death was August 23, 2010, and whose Social Security Number is is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870. The name and address 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 IN THECIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION Case No: GC-10-001002 Division: BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, -vsREGINA REYES; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF REGINA REYES; UNKNOWN TENANT I; UNKNOWN TENANT II, and any unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, and other unknown persons or unknown spouses claiming by, through and under any of the above-named Defendants, Defendant(s) NOTICE OF ACTION TO: UNKNOWN TENANT I 1113 LILAC STREET LAKE PLACID, FL 33852 UNKNOWN TENANT II 1113 LILAC STREET LAKE PLACID, FL 33852 LAST KNOWN ADDRESS STATED, CURRENT RESIDENCE UNKNOWN YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage covering the following real and personal property described as follows, to-wit: Lots 25, 26, 27 and 28, Block 10, of HIGHLANDS PARK ESTATES SECTION B, according to the Map or Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 4, Page 68, 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 Mark William Hernandez, Butler & Hosch, P.A., 3185 South Conway Road, Suite E, Orlando, Florida 32812 and le the original with the Clerk of the above-styled Court on or before 30 days from the rst publication, otherwise a Judgment may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and seal of said Court on the 21st day of September, 2010. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Ofce of the Court Administrator, (941) 534-4690, within two (2) working days of your receipt of this notice; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call (TDD) (941) 534-7777, or Florida Relay Service 800955-8770. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Court By: /s/ Toni Kopp October 1, 8, 2010 istrator, (941) 534-4690, within two (2) working days of your receipt of this notice; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call (TDD) (941) 534-7777, or Florida Relay Service 800955-8770. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Court By: /s/ Toni Kopp October 1, 8, 2010 1050Legals IN THECIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION Case No: GC-10-001000 Division: BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, -vsJUAN J. LOPEZ; CARMELA LOPEZ; UNKNOWN TENANT I; UNKNOWN TENANT II; BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., and any unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, and other unknown persons or unknown spouses claiming by, through and under any of the above-named Defendants, Defendant(s) NOTICE OF ACTION TO: UNKNOWN TENANT I 3640 PLACID VIEW DRIVE LAKE PLACID, FL 33852 UNKNOWN TENANT II 3640 PLACID VIEW DRIVE LAKE PLACID, FL 33852 LAST KNOWN ADDRESS STATED, CURRENT RESIDENCE UNKNOWN YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage covering the following real and personal property described as follows, to-wit: Lot 40, in Block 290, of PLACID LAKES SECTION TWENTY, according to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 9, Page 31, 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 Mark William Hernandez, Butler & Hosch, P.A., 3185 South Conway Road, Suite E, Orlando, Florida 32812 and le the original with the Clerk of the above-styled Court on or before 30 days from the rst publication, otherwise a Judgment may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and seal of said Court on the 21st day of September, 2010. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Ofce of the Court AdminIN THECIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. PC 10-297 IN RE: ESTATE OF KENNETH CARL GRAUER a.k.a. KENNETH GRAUER Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS (Summary Administration) TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: You are hereby notied that an Order of Summary Administration has been entered in the estate of KENNETH CARL GRAUER a.k.a. KENNETH GRAUER, deceased, File Number PC 10-297; by the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870; that the decedent's date of death was January 15, 2010; that the total value of the estate is $12,800.00 to $13,600.00 and that the names and addresses of those to whom it has been assigned by such order are: Jo Ann Grauer, Trustee of The Kenneth and Jo Ann Grauer Trus Dated 03/17/2009 ALL INTERESTED PERSON ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the estate of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent other than those for whom provision for full payment was made in the Order of Summary Administration must le their claims with this court WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE. ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER APPLICABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of the rst publication of this Notice is October 1, 2010. Person Giving Notice: /s/ Jo Ann Grauer 4652 Myrtle Beach Drive Sebring, Florida 33872 Attorney for Person Giving Notice: /s/ David F. Lanier E-Mail Address: lanier30@embarqmail.com Florida Bar No. 045399 DAVID F. LANIER P.O. Box 400 Avon Park, Florida 33826-0400 Telephone: (863) 453-4457 October 1, 8, 2010 1050Legals 1000 Announcements Subscribe to the News-Sun Call 385-6155 www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, October 8, 2010Page 7A

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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***************************************** 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 Legals IN THECIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. PC 10-311 IN RE: ESTATE OF MILDRED A. NUNGRESSER Deceased. NOTICE OF TRUST Mildred A. Nungresser, a residence of Highlands County, Florida, who died on December 13, 2009, was the grantor of a trust entitled: Mildred A. Nungresser Revocable Trust Number 6153 dated September 21, 1988, amended April 24, 1990, which is a trust described in Section 733.707(3) of the Florida Probate Code, and is liable for the expenses of the administration of the decedent's estate and enforceable claims of the decedent's creditors to the extent the decedent's estate is insufcient to pay them, as provided in Section 733.607(2) of the Florida Probate Code. The name and address of the trustee are set forth below. The clerk shall le and index this notice of trust in the same manner as a caveat, unless there exists a probate proceeding for the grantor's estate in which case this notice of trust must be led in the probate proceeding and the clerk shall send a copy to the personal representative. Signed on July 20, 2010. /s/ Jose A. LeGrand Jose A. LeGrand, Trustee Florida Conference Association of Seventh-day Adventists P.O. Box 2626 Winter Park, FL 32790-2626 Copy mailed to attorney for the Personal Representative on July 27, 2010. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ Caohman October 8, 15, 2010 IN THECIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 10-638 GCS WAUCHULA STATE BANK, Plaintiff, vs. WILLIAM L. SUEPPEL and TAMMY L. SUEPPEL, ET AL Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO FLORIDA STATUTE CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS GIVEN that pursuant to a SUMMARY FINAL JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE AND TAXATION OF ATTORNEYS FEES AND COSTS dated September 30, 2010, in the above styled cause, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Jury Assembly Room, Basement, of the Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, at 11:00 A.M. on October 28, 2010, the following described property as set forth in said SUMMARY FINAL JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE AND TAXATION OF ATTORNEY'S FEES AND COSTS, to wit: Lot 1, in Block 135, of Placid Lakes Section 11, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 8, Page 7, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. Parcel Id: C-14-37-29-110-1350-0010 Commonly known as: 500-502 Lake Groves Road NW, Lake Placid, FL 33852 Dated this 1st day of October, 2010. ROBERT W. GERMAINE, Clerk of Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak As Deputy Clerk IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, persons needing special accommodations to participate in this proceeding should contact the Clerk of Court's Ofce at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870-3701, telephone (863)4026591, no later than seven (7) days prior to the proceeding. If you are hearing or voice impaired, call Florida Relay Services at (800)955-8770. 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 SIXTY (60) DAYS AFTER THE SALE. October 8, 15, 2010 PUBLIC NOTICE PUBLIC AUCTION: NOVEMBER 5, 2010 AT 9:00 A.M. LOCATION: AVON TOWING, 1102 KERSEY ST., AVON PARK, FL 33825 YEAR MAKE 2001 DODGE VIN# 1B4GP25B61B119514 October 8, 2010 IN THECIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: FC-10-417 PEGGY JO BURCHAM, Petitioner, and MICHAEL TODD BURCHAM, Respondent. NOTICE OF ACTION To: Michael Todd Burcham YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for dissolution of marriage has been led against you and you are required to serve a copy of written defenses, if any, to: Peggy Jo Burcham, Petitioner, 111 Hog Road, Avon Park, Florida 33825, on or before November 12, 2010, and le the original with the Clerk of Court, 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, either before service on Petitioner or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the petition. Dated: October 5, 2010. Robert Germaine As Clerk of the Court Kathy Whitlock As Deputy Clerk October 8, 15, 22, 29, 2010 08-07406 If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Ofce of the Court Administrator, (863) 534-4690, within two (2) working days of your receipt of this Notice of Sale; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777 or Florida Relay Service 711. October 1, 8, 2010 1050Legals IN THECIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2008-CA-000876 DIVISION: DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR MORGAN STANLEY ABS CAPITAL 1 INC., TRUST 2006-HE8, Plaintiff, vs. JANIE BERRONES, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated September 16, 2010, and entered in Case No. 282008-CA-000876 of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida in which DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR MORGAN STANLEY ABS CAPITAL 1 INC., TRUST 2006-HE8, is the Plaintiff and JANIE BERRONES, MICHAEL A. BERRONES, HIGHLANDS COUNTY, a political subdivision of the State of Florida, acting through the Board of County Commissioners, are defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement, Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870, Highlands County, Florida at 11:00am on the 14th day of October, 2010, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: LOT 467, SEBRING HILLS, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, AT PAGE 2, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 319 SWALLOW AVENUE, SEBRING, FL 33872 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated in Highlands County, Florida this 17th day of September, 2010. Clerk of the Circuit Court Highlands County, Florida By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk Albertelli Law Attorney for Plaintiff P.O. Box 23028 Tampa, FL 33623 (813) 221-4743 THE CIRCUITCOURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO. 28-2009-CA-000509 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. MARIA NIDIA HERNANDEZ A/K/A MARIA N. HERNANDEZ, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated September 10, 2010 and entered in Case No. 28-2009-CA-000509 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., is the Plaintiff, and MARIA NIDIA HERNANDEZ A/K/A MARIA N. HERNANDEZ; 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 14th day of October, 2010, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 9, BLOCK 59, OF LEISURE LAKES, SECTION 16, A SUBDIVISION ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 22, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 3034 CEDAR HILL AVENUE, LAKE PLACID, FL 33852 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 20, 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 F09038857 NBNY-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. October 1, 8, 2010 IN THECIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CASE NO. 091566GCS SUNTRUST BANK, Plaintiff, -vsMARIA G. AVELLANEDA AKA MARIA GABRIELA AVELLANEDA, et.al. Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated September 13, 2010, and entered in Case No. 091566GCS of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein SUNTRUST BANK, is a Plaintiff and MARIA G. AVELLANEDA AKA MARIA GABRIELA AVELLANEDA; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MARIA G. AVELLANEDA AKA MARIA GABRIELA AVELLANEDA; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANTS #2 are the Defendants. ROBERT W. GERMAINE as The Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at 430 S. Commerce Ave., Room 105, Sebring, FL 33870, at 11:00 A.M. on October 14, 2010, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 22, IN BLOCK 1, 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. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 15th day of September, 2010. ROBERT W. GERMAINE As Clerk of the Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak As Deputy Clerk Ben-Ezra & Katz, P.A. Attorneys for Plaintiff 2901 Stirling Road, Suite 300 Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312 Telephone: (305) 770-4100 Fax: (305) 653-2329 October 1, 8, 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 this 15th day of September, 2010. ROBERT W. GERMAINE As Clerk of the Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak As Deputy Clerk Ben-Ezra & Katz, P.A. Attorneys for Plaintiff 2901 Stirling Road, Suite 300 Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312 Telephone: (305) 770-4100 Fax: (305) 653-2329 October 1, 8, 2010 1050Legals Classied ads get fast results Page 8ANews-SunFriday, October 8, 2010www.newssun.com

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Call 385-6155 and a Sales Representative will be glad to assist you! 1995 CHEVYCORSICA 49,700 original miles. Runs Great 863-873-3117 1993 CHEVROLETCaprice, 9 passen ger wagon, 165,000 miles. $2500 Call 863-471-9814 9450Automotive for Sale1986 HONDAGOLDWING Looks OK...Runs OK. $2,000 obo. 863-465-0461 9100Motorcycles & ATVs 9000 Transportation2010 ELITE39" travel trailer, 2 super slides, 2 a/c units, wash/dryer, tri-axel, d/washer, elec. awning over patio, tinted windows w/ awnings, replace. $28,900 Call 863-242-1059 8400Recreational Vehicles2004 SWEETWATERPontoon 20', 90 hp, Yamaha 4 Stroke. Cruising interior with Lav., Bow remote control trolling motor. Stero, all USCG equipment. $9800 Call 863-531-0092 8050Boats & Motors20 FT FIESTA PONTOON 50hp force motor, sh nder, trolling motor, ourescent lighting, generator, canvas fold down top, laminated ooring. $5000 Call 863-465-3902 8050Boats & Motors 8000 Recreation NOTICEFlorida statute 585.195 states that all dogs and cats sold in Florida must be at least eight weeks old, have an ofcial health certicate and proper shots and be free of intestinal and external parasites. FREE TOGOOD HOME American Bulldog, 4 years old. If interested call 863-443-2841 FREE TOGood home. 2 lovable older Siamese mixed cats, need loving home. 863-257-1060 BEAGLE PUPPYtri color male, 10 weeks, rst shots & vet. checked, P.O.P. $250 Call 863-382-3370 or 863-441-2711 7520Pets & SuppliesSEBRING FRI10/8 8am-? Sat 10/9 8am1 pm. 2806 John L st off Hammock Rd. Mens & ladies clothes, household items, sm. appliances, tools, furniture, holiday decor, misc. 7320Garage & Yard Sales SEBRING Atonement Lutheran Church, 1178 Lakeview Dr, across from Sherman-Wms, Sat, Oct 9th, 8am 3pm. Furn., Antiques, Books, Pictures, Clothes, Household, Tools, Lots of Misc. SEBRING -MOVING SALE! 611 Killarny Dr., Fri-Sat-Sun, Oct. 8-10, 8am-2pm. EVERYTHING MUST GO! SEBRING -BIG STORAGE SALE! US 27 behind Lakeview Plaza, Sat, Oct 9th, 8am-2pm. Baby Items, Kids Clothes, Prom Dresses, Wm's Clothes, Furniture, Household items, Electric Scooter, Books, ETC...ETC...ETC! SEBRING -6511 A Lane (off Bassage Rd.)Fri Sat Oct 8h & 9th, 8am 2pm. Halloween, X-Mas, games, crafts, Spa with steps, clothes, etc.. No Early Birds. SEBRING -4429 Thompson Ave, off Golfview, Sat-Sun, Oct. 9th & 10th, 7:30 a.m. 2 p.m. Clothes, Tools, Household Items, Collectibles, Christmas, Kids Games & Toys, TV's, Electronics, Sm Appl's, Furniture, Ceramics Kiln,& MORE! GREAT PRICES! Proceeds will benet local projects through the Rotary Club of Highlands County. SEBRING -3508 Skipper Rd.Sat. Oct. 9th 8am 2pm., loveseat, TV, clothing, toys, household items, tool. Much More! SEBRING 7915Elliott Rd. #9, Fri. & Sat. 10/8 & 10/9, 7am-2pm., wheelchair & walkers, golf clubs & cart,dishes,glasses, X-mas dec., afgans, sheets, towels,tools, shorts & tops, jeans & jackets. Everything must go! SEBRING 707Garland Ave. Sat. Oct. 9th, -8am. to ?, table & chairs, mattress, sofa, entetainment center. Much More! AVON PARK1467 W. Silver Oak Dr., Sat. Oct.9th, 8am2pm., washer & dryer. dorm refrig., childrens toys & clothes, furn., lawn equipment. Much more! 7320Garage & Yard Sales SEBRING 4175Bianca St. Fri. & Sat. 10/8 & 10/9, 8am-5pm. Health Trainer treadmill, lift chair, Tobi steamer ,teddy bears, ofce / evening ladies clothes, shoes, sweaters, & misc. AVON PARK-508 Presley Blvd. behind Catholic Church, Sat. Oct 9th, 8am -? womens & boys clothes, games, PS2., videos, books, CDs, household items, golf misc, bike. Much More! AVON PARKMulti Family Sale, 306 N. Fondulac Rd.,off 64 W,follow neon signs, Fri.&Sat. Oct. 8th & 9th, washer/ dyer, shing poles, picturers. women's clothing, glasses. Something for everyone. 7320Garage & Yard Sales WINDOWS ALUMINUMcrank out, with screens & solar lm, Real nice, (5). $25 863-402-2285 VCR PHILLIPSwith remote $25 Call 863-385-6433 after 4pm VACUUM ORECKXL upright, with extra bags. Very good condition, $50 863-402-2285 TYPEWRITER -Electric, Smith -Corona Excellent, $15. 863-873-3801 ROLL-TOP DESKSmall, $30 863-214-4185 RIDING MOWER36" cut $100 863-991-3925 PATIO HEATERAll Pro 40,000 btu propane, like new, with 2 Blue Rhino 20# tanks $100 8634522461 JACKET LEATHERmotorcycle style, sze lg. $50 863-991-3925 GOLF IRONSHogan 3-9 $100 863-202-0313 GOLF CLUBS& Bag with stand, 12 clubs $15 863-385-2605 FREEZER 15cu ft upright $85 Call 863-385-6433 after 4pm 7310Bargain Buys DOLL HOUSEPartially built, from kit. $25. 863-214-4185, after 6 pm. COLLECTIBLE TClark retired Gnome $22.50 863-314-9623 BOOKS -paper back, excell. condition, 100 plus $20 863-385-2605 ADAM CLARKECommentarys dated 1836, 5 volumes $45 863-314-9623 7310Bargain Buys HUNTER'S DELIGHT-multiple trophy mounts, (8) large deer & (1) antelpoe $250 each 863-453-9612 FOR SALE:Washer, GE Heavy Duty, large capacity, $85; Dryer, Kenmore Super Capacity, $75; Mattress & box springs, queensize, incl's bed frame, approx. 2 yrs old, No Kids!, $125; Chest of Drawers, all wood, no pressboard, 5 drawer, $35; Dresser & Chest o Drawers Set, all wood. Dresser is 5'W w/9 drawers. Chest is 34''W w/4 large drawers. Both $100. Refrigerator, Kenmore, 18 cu. ft. w/ Ice Maker, $125. 863-443-2838 7300MiscellaneousDUAL RECLINERSOFA Microber, tan, $150; Love Seat, $75; Pastel Lounger, $75 obo. Call 863-655-5979 before 9 pm. 7180FurnitureDESK -Woverine Detroit (Org. 1887) Cherry wood, claw footed, 1 drawer, 42' W X 26' D X 30' H. Comes with custom glass protector. Very Nice! $250. Must pick up Avon park. Call 863-452-1492 7060Antiques Collectible 7000 Merchandise4-BAY GARAGEWith 2 Car Lifts, large storage area. Great Location! Hwy 27, Avon Park. 863-453-7673 6750Commercial Rental SEBRING 3BR (possible 4BR), 1BA LARGEfenced yard with Citrus trees. Nice area, Indian Streets off Lakeview Dr $550/mo. Will negotiate. 863-446-1861 SEBRING -New 3BR,2BA, 1CG. Tile Floors, CHA, $675/mo. + security deposit. 863-453-3058 SEBRING LUXURY4BR, 2BA Home, 5 blocks across Hwy 27 from Florida Hospital. New CHA, new carpet & paint. $850 month + utilities. 863-402-1904 Sebring 7524 Sun n' Lake Blvd. BEST DEALIN HIGHLANDS! New 3R, 2BA, Executive Home, Tile Floors, 10' Ceilings, Stainless Steel Appl's; Incl's Dishwasher & Micro. $875/mo. + Sec. Dep. 863-446-7274 or 863-214-6323 SEBRING 3BR home, apartment sized rooms & large yard off NE Lakeview; $550/mo. Lease & References ; MOVE IN READY! Wolf Lake Realty 863-452-2299 LAKE PLACID3BR, 2BA, 2CG, single family house in nice neighborhood in Placid Lakes. fenced back yard, screened porch. Yearly lease $950. call 724-991-9350 LAKE PLACID3BR, 2BA, 1CG home in Leisure Lakes, screen porch. No Pets $600/mo. + 1st, last & security deposit. Please call 863-465-3959. LAKE PLACIDvery clean, 3/BR, 2/BA 1CG, Sylvan Shores, extras, nice yard. Non smokers. $850 monthly. Call 863-465-3838 or 863-441-2844 LAKE PLACID 3BR, 2BA in Sylvan Shores. Large privacy fenced back yard, pets considered. $750 month + 1st & security. Please call 863-633-9097 for more information. 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., $700 dep. Ref. required. 863-453-7218 AVON PARK26 E. Thomas St., 2BR, 2BA, (master BA & full BA) laundry facilities, L.R & Fam. Rm, extra BR or ofce, lg pantry, privacy fence, $400/mo. + last & sec. No Lease Req 863-257-1060. 6300Unfurnished HousesSEBRING Country Club of Sebring, 2BR, 2BA, den, lanai, pool. Available Oct. 1st December 31st. Call 812-482-4601 or 812-639-0512 6250Furnished HousesSEBRING DINNER LAKEAREA, 1 & 2 Bedroom Apartments for rent. $395 $550/mo. Includes water, large rooms, fresh paint & tile oors. Call Gary Johnson @ 863-381-1861 .LEMONTREE APARTMENTS1015 West Bell St. Avon Park, FL 33825 (off US 27, behind Wendy's)1BR, 1BA $495 month + $200 security deposit (Water, Sewer & Garbage Incl) Pets Welcome Full Size Washer/Dryer Open 8 am 7 pm, 7 Days a Week Call Alan, (386) 503-8953 **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. 6200UnfurnishedApartmentsCastle 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 100 E. Main St. Laundry Facilities. SPECIAL: $325/mo. 863-453-8598 6200UnfurnishedApartmentsSEBRING Small 1BR 1BA, furnished, W/G/S paid, near Sheriff's Dept, corner Nasturtium & Orange, $450 mo. + $450 security deposit, no pets, background check required. 863-382-8658 6150FurnishedApartments SEBRING-2 story Town Home for rent 3BR/ 2.5BA 1CG., $800/mo. No smoking, no pets. PH: 863-655-0311 SEBRING -Newly Renovated 2BR 1BA Triplex; 3010 Spinks Rd.BR's & L.R. newly carpeted. $500 month. No Pets. Washing Machine avail. Close to HRMC, grocery & schools, Call 863-273-1756. SEBRING LIKE NEW! 2BR,2BA, Duplex located at the end of a quiet, dead-end street near Sebring High School. No Dogs. 545/mo. + util. & $300 deposit. Avail. Immed. 863-382-6556 LAKE PLACID -Clean & Quiet 2BR, 2BA Duplex on canal with dock. $675 month. Call 954-336-5570 or 786-315-3613 6050Duplexes for Rent 6000 RentalsSEBRING (1)2BR, 2BA, W/D hookup, CHA, City water, close to shopping.No Pets. (2) 2BR, 1BA. $450 $600 mo. + Dp. 863-465-1451 or 863-840-0494 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 HARBORHOMES has closed 2 model centers. Save up to 60K on select models. Call 1-800-622-2832 $49,900 STEAL 2005 Doublewide, 4 bedrooms / 2 baths, Sebring,1800 plus sq. ft, Mint condition. Own land. Call Steve 863-801-1739 5050Mobile HomesFor Sale 5000 Mobile HomesTHINK YOURHOME WON'T SELL? THINK AGAIN! We buy homes in your area! Call us now and sell your home today! Or ask your Realtor to give us a call. 863-385-3101 4320Real Estate WantedRecently Foreclosed, Special Financing Available, Any Credit, Any Income. Vacant Land... located at, 454 Hallmark Ave., Lake Placid, FL, $7,900 Visit www.roselandco.com/8SG Drive by then call (866) 249-0680. 4080Homes for SaleSebringATTENTION: Cash for your Home, Duplex, Apartment, Commercial Property. Rapid Closing, "As Is Condition. 863-441-2689 STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL 4040Homes For Sale 4000 Real Estate 3000 FinancialSCOTTISH LADYCAREGIVER seeking employment. tlc, cooking, bathing, etc. 4 hrs Mon Fri, excellent references, experience w/ Alzheimer's Call 863-214-9037 2300Work Wanted FIND A SWEETHEART OF A DEAL! Search the News-Sun classieds every Sunday, Wednesday and Friday. WANT NEW FURNITURE? Need to sell the old furniture rst? Call News-Sun classieds, 385-6155. Then shop till you drop! www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, October 8, 2010Page 9 A

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CityHiLoWCityHiLoWTodayTomorrowSundayCityHiLoWHiLoWHiLoWTodayTomorrowSundayCityHiLoWHiLoWHiLoWTodayTomorrowSundayCityHiLoWHiLoWHiLoWTodayTomorrowSundayCityHiLoWHiLoWHiLoWFor 3 p.m.today For today Lead, S.D., had 36 inches of snow on Oct.8, 1982, but just 20 miles away in Rapid City, which is at a lower elevation, there was only a trace. Relative humidity ....................31% Expected air temperature ........84¡ Makes it feel like ......................83¡ Sun and moon Moon phases FirstFullLastNew Oct 14Oct 22Oct 30Nov 5 Washington W a s h i n g t o n 76/53 7 6 / 5 3 New York N e w Y o r k 74/57 7 4 / 5 7 Miami M i a m i 85/71 8 5 / 7 1 Atlanta A t l a n t a 82/56 8 2 / 5 6 Detroit D e t r o i t 76/48 7 6 / 4 8 Houston H o u s t o n 88/55 8 8 / 5 5 Chicago C h i c a g o 78/55 7 8 / 5 5 Minneapolis M i n n e a p o l i s 80/58 8 0 / 5 8 Kansas City K a n s a s C i t y 84/56 8 4 / 5 6 El Paso E l P a s o 85/54 8 5 / 5 4 Denver D e n v e r 76/44 7 6 / 4 4 Billings B i l l i n g s 73/49 7 3 / 4 9 Los Angeles L o s A n g e l e s 82/58 8 2 / 5 8 San Francisco S a n F r a n c i s c o 68/53 6 8 / 5 3 Seattle S e a t t l e 63/55 6 3 / 5 5 Washington 76/53 New York 74/57 Miami 85/71 Atlanta 82/56 Detroit 76/48 Houston 88/55 Chicago 78/55 Minneapolis 80/58 Kansas City 84/56 El Paso 85/54 Denver 76/44 Billings 73/49 Los Angeles 82/58 San Francisco 68/53 Seattle 63/55 Shown are noon positions of weather systems and precipitation.Temperature bands ar e highs for the day.Forecast high and low temperatures are given for selected citie s. Today will feature a fairly tranquil weather day across much of the country.The stubborn low pressure system that has affected the Northeast is now over eastern Canada, leaving much drier and warmer con ditions than the previous several days.The Plains will continue to be dry and mild for this time of year.The Southeast, although dry and warm in the afternoon, will continue to have cool nights.Some showers with a weak weather disturbance will occur over the central and northern Rockies. National Forecast for October 8 Pleasant today with bright sunshine.Mainly clear tonight.Sunny and nice tomorrow and Sunday.Monday:mostly sunny. Tuesday:partly sunny with a shower possible. Avon Park Tallahassee Jacksonville St.Petersburg Miami Sebring Lorida Lake Placid Venus 86/60 86/60 87/60 87/60 88/51 84/55 86/65 85/71 87/59Shown is today's weather.Temperatures are today's highs and tonight's lows Regional forecast Water restrictions Almanac Farm reportPleasant today with bright sunshine.Winds northnortheast 6-12 mph.Expect a full day of sunshine with relative humidity 70% early, 35% in the afternoon. FRONTS Shower s T-storm Rain Flurries Snow Ice Cold Warm StationaryDaytona Beach8361s8463pc8464s Ft.Laud.Bch8573s8572pc8675s Fort Myers8564s8667s8868s Gainesville8553s8656s8659s Homestead AFB8570s8470pc8471s Jacksonville8455s8659s8760s Key West8474s8574s8575s Miami8571s8572pc8574s Orlando8562s8664s8864s Pensacola8762s8763s8863s Sarasota8662s8664s8766s Tallahassee8851s9056s9060s Tampa8664s8666s8768s W.Palm Bch8570s8470pc8671pcTemperature(Readings at Archbold Biological Station in Lake Placid)High Monday ..........................84 Low Monday ............................55 High Tuesday ..........................84 Low Tuesday ............................61 High Wednesday ....................82 Low Wednesday ......................62 Precipitation Monday ..............................0.00" Tuesday ..............................0.00" Wednesday ........................0.00" Month to date ......................0.00" Year to date ......................52.49" Barometer Monday ..............................29.99 Tuesday ..............................30.10 Wednesday ........................30.11 Tides(Readings at St.Petersburg)High ..............................1:59 a.m. Low ..............................9:05 a.m. High ..............................3:51 p.m. Low ..............................8:39 p.m.(Readings at Palm Beach)High ..............................9:36 a.m. Low ..............................2:56 a.m. High ..............................9:48 p.m. Low ..............................3:25 p.m. Lake Levels Lake Jackson ....................78.36' Lake Okeechobee ..............14.00' Normal ..............................14.51' TodaySunrise ....7:21 a.m. Sunset ......7:05 p.m. Moonrise ..8:12 a.m. Moonset ....7:35 p.m. SaturdaySunrise ....7:22 a.m. Sunset ......7:04 p.m. Moonrise ..9:19 a.m. Moonset ....8:22 p.m.If your address (house number) ends in... ...0 or 1, water only on Monday ...2 or 3, water only on Tuesday ...4 or 5, water only on Wednesday ...6 or 7, water only on Thursday ...8 or 9*, water only on Friday and locations without a discernible address TodayTodayNational summary:Regional summary: Forecasts and graphics provided by AccuWeather,Inc. 2010 -10s-0s0s10s20s30s40s50s60s70s80s90s100s110sAccuWeather.com

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AVONPARK The H ighlands Art League w ill be hosting its'First A nnual Golf Classic S aturday, Oct. 23, at P increst Golf Club. The format is a twop erson scramble with a $ 55 per-person fee taxd eductible checks should b e made payable to H ighlands Art League. Registration begins at 7 :30 a.m. and a shot-gun s tart tees things off at 8 :30 a.m. There will be a $2,000 H ole in One prize, spons ored by Cohan Radio, a long with Lunch, Awards a nd team prizes spons ored by Barben Fruit C ompany. Deadline for entry is T hursday, Oct. 21. Hole sponsorships are a vailable. For more information, c ontact Barb Hall at 4520 512. Special to the News-SunSaturday, Oct. 2 was game n umber seven of the season f or the Sebring Youth F ootball association. The Sebring Blue Streaks p layed at home this weekend a t the Highlands County S ports Complex against the L akeland Saints. Games started off at 9 a.m. w ith the Flag team, coached b y Chris King. Sebring came out strong, m oving their way down the f ield to score early in the g ame. Sebring's offense took c ontrol of the field with the d efense allowing the Saints t o score only six points for a f inal score of 31-6. This brings this flag team t o a 3-4 record. The Mitey Mite team, c oached by Carlos Cardoso, d id not get to play a game on S aturday because the opposi ng team has struggled during t his season and did not have e nough players to play. The forfeit gave Sebring t he win to bring their record t o 5 -2. The Senior division, c oached by Bronson Smith, t ook the field and full control o f the game. The Blue Streaks scored at w ill throughout the day with J acob Jones catching the ball t o score his first touchdown e ver, bringing Sebring the w in with a final score of 40-7 for a record of 4-3. The Pee Wee team coached by David Jones took total control of their game as well, with Finn Losa getting two interceptions and scoring one touchdown. Cole Losa had three carries in the game with one touchdown as well as Desman Velez, Tyree Dellop, CJ Paul, Jean Michilen, Danny Cardoso, Emmit Beasley, Dylan Crisman and Eric Thompson assisting the offense with touchdowns or extra points in the game with a final score of 57-0 bringing them to a 3-4 record. Coach Duncan and the Junior Blue Streak team came out early in this game to take control of the field. Sammy Smith had a great offensive game, adding points to the board as well as Garrett Yarbrough making some big defensive plays to shut down the Saints. The onslaught brought Sebring the final win of the day, 38-6, bringing their record to 4-3. With the season more than half way over and only three games left to go, things are really heating up. The Thunderbolts traveled to Kissimmee to taking on the CFFACharger teams that include 2009 Super Bowl champions and runner-ups, fully charged up and ready to strike. Starting off with the flag game, Coach Whitehouse and his team took the field with confidence and ready to play some ball. The Chargers, however, dominated the field, controlling both sides of the ball to shut down the Thunderbolts for a 44-0 loss, bringing their record to 3-4. The Mitey mite team, coached by Chris Hawthorne, took the field with the 2009 Super Bowl champions. The Thunderbolts took the field with confidence but the Chargers quickly took control of the field taking an early lead in the game. The offense struggled to get going with the Chargers defense shutting them down and defeating the Thunderbolts with a score of 35-0 bring their record to 43. Next up the was Thunderbolt Pee Wee team, who were motivated, focused and ready to go. But the offense struggled against the tough Charger defense scoring only one The ancient arthropod moves along the beach searching for clams with its 10 eyes. It eats while walking, using its legs to crush prey and bring it to its jawless mouth. The horseshoe crab has survived unchanged for approximately 300 million years and existed 100 million years before the dinosaurs. My first sighting of a horseshoe crab coincided with my first visit to salt water. For a 10-year-old from Central Michigan, I'm not sure what astounded me more the vast and fierce Atlantic Ocean pounding against Montauk Point on Long Island or the armored and fierce-looking horseshoe crab. After moving to Florida, I learned horseshoe crabs are not what they seem. They are not crabs, nor are they fierce. But they are ancient. Horseshoe crabs can be found in Florida from St. Vincent in the Panhandle, to the Atlantic coast, all the way down to the 10,000 Islands area. Today their population is declining at a rate not experienced since the end of the last Ice Age, according to a study published by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in August. "Extensive harvest has played a role in the decline of the horseshoe crab," said Ryan Gandy, crustacean research biologist with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). "The species is harvested as bait for the eel and whelk fisheries and is used in both pharmaceutical and biomedical research. Harvesting and habitat loss has created a situation where severe population declines resulted in intensive management along the Northeast coast of the United States." The USGS study predicts climate change will further exacerbate horseshoe crab declines and fu rther stress the many other species that depend on them. Aripple effect already can be seen among specie s dependent upon the horse shoe crab. Migratory birds 11 species in Florida alone depend upon the 90,000 eggs one horseshoe crab can lay in a season. The red knot's decline is linked to the decline in horseshoe crab eggs in Delaware Bay, the major refueling point for the litt le bird in the sandpiper fami ly known to fly as much a s 9,300 miles in one season from the Arctic Circle to Tierra del Fuego. Essential to its journey are the stopovers where th e birds eat horseshoe crab eggs to gain weight neede d to get them back to the Arctic Circle for breeding With the decline in horseshoe crabs, the red knot has less and less fue l for its journey. Studies conducted by th e FWC along with scientist s from New Jersey and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service show the population of red knots winterin g in Southwest Florida decreasing. Another species, the lo ggerhead turtle, shares som e common characteristics with the horseshoe crab: both remain unchanged after millions of years, an d both face an uncertain future. And loggerheads prey SPORTS B SECTION News-Sun Friday, October 8, 2010 Page 3BLast Y ear On a hot,humid and mosquito-ridden night,the host Panthers handled the Red Devils,29-18,despite more than 200 yards rushing from Teddy Allen. Game Notes The Red Devil defense has apparently dug in,holding their opponents to an average of eight points over their last two games. Last W eek Avon Park: Edged Hardee in a defensive battle,3-0. Mulberry: Took a thumping in 43-7 loss to Frostproof. Recor ds Avon Park 2-3,Mulberry 0-6 Avon Park vs. MulberryLast Y ear Key turnovers plagued the Dragons as they let a close game get away in the Gators 23-8 win in Cape Coral.Kirk Veley passed for over 200 yards in the loss. Game Notes This is Island Coast's last year in this classification as the ever-growing school now boasts an enrollment of more than 1,600 students. Last W eek Lake Placid: Fell at home to Agape Christian 42-19. Island Coast: Sunk Mariner High School,61-0. Recor ds Lake Placid 2-4,Island Coast 4-1 Lake Placid vs. Island CoastLast Y ear In a game marred by controversy and conflict,the Highlanders held off the Blue Streaks and rode some big plays for a 28-3 win at Lake Wales. Game Notes The QB battle should be interesting as Lake Wales'Justin Shafer has passed for 796 yards with seven TDs and no interceptions while Sebring's Matt Grubb has totaled 984 yards with 10 TDs and one interception. Last W eek Sebring: Had bye week to prepare for the Highlanders. Lake Wales: Beat Lake Nona by a 42-6 score. Recor ds Sebring 4-0; Lake Wales 4-0 Sebring vs. Lake Wales All games have 7:30 p.m. kickoffs unless otherwise noted News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHN E Desiree Leedy and the Lady Panthers just couldn't keep up with the high flying Conquistadors of PascoHernando Tuesday night. Despite getting off to a fast start and an 8-3 lead in the opener, Pasco made a ferocious charge and never looked back in the three game sweep. South Florida was at Hillsborough Thursday and face Florida College tonight at Panther Gym. P-H pushes past SFCC The Wildlife Forecast Patricia Behnke Horseshoe crabs outlasted dinosaurs, but can they survive today's challenges? See CRABS, p a g e 3B Courtesy photo Deshawn Velez and the Pee Wee Blue Streaks took a 57-0 win over the Lakeland Saints over the weekend. Streaks sweep, Bolts bested See SYF, p a g e 3B News-Sun file photo by ED BALDRIDGE T hings are looking up for Alana Neilander and the Lady Dragons. Art League Golf Classic By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comThe road to district title number six hasn't been a smooth one for the Lake Placid Lady Dragons. An early loss to Avon Park and another one to district-leading McKeel three weeks ago had the team with some ground to make up. Tuesday's 3-1 win over visiting Mulberry was the latest step in that effort, marking Lake Placid's fifth straight win on the district calender since the McKeel loss. Though head coach Linette Wells wasn't overly pleased with the latest effort. "Even though the end result was a win it wasn't deserved," she said. "We Lady Dragons gaining steam Lake Placid3Mulberry1 See LP, page 3B

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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 with roster spots and scholarships available for the 11 year. SFCC Head Coach Rick Hitt will serve as showcase director, assisted by assistant coach Andy Polk. The camp will provide the opportunity for players to showcase their ability levels during a morning workout followed by a showcase game in the afternoon and a question and answer session with players and families following the game. Players are to bring their own individual baseball attire to Panther Field at the SFCC campus in Avon Park. To register, go to www.southflorida.edu and select "athletics" then "baseball." Click on "camps," then print out Admissions Application and Emergency Treatment forms. Mail the forms as indicated on the application form or register by phone at one of the Panther Baseball lines at extension 7036 Avon Park/Sebring: 4536661; Lake Placid: 465-5300; Arcadia: 494-7500; Wauchula: 773-2252. Both days of the camp begin with an 8:30 a.m. registration before the showcase activities get underway at 9 a.m.Hansen Center Golf TourneySEBRING 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. For more information on sponsorships, volunteering or participating in this event, please contact Summer Rose Tucker at summer@fastlanepromotions.biz or 863414-4452. Please visit us at www.chsfl.org or www.facebook.com/CHSgulfcoast .Boys & Girls Club GolfAVONPARK The Boys & Girls Club of Highlands County will be hosting its' First Annual Golf Classic on Saturday, Nov. 20 at the Pinecrest Golf Club. Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. with a Shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. Deadline for entry is Thursday, Nov. 18, and Team and Hole Sponsorships are available. All proceeds go to benefit the Boyss & Girls Club of Highlands County. For more information, go to www.hig hlandsbgc.com/golf.html or contact Do n Lamb at 399-0506.YMCABasketball, CheerSEBRING The Highlands Coun ty Family YMCAwill be taking sign-ups f or Youth Basketball now through Monda y, Nov. 1 for ages 4-15. We will be taking sign-ups for a Cheerleading Program ages 5-12 durin g that same time. Any questions call 382-9622.HAL GolfAVONPARK Highlands Art Leag ue (HAL) invites golfers to the first annu al golf tournament benefitting the Highlan ds Art League, on Saturday, Oct. 23 at Pinecrest Golf course in Avon Park. The event will kick off with registratio n at 7:30 a.m. followed by a shotgun start at 8:30a.m. The format is a two perso n scramble for $55 per person. There will be a $2000 Hole in O ne sponsored by Cohan Radio Group an d team prize money will be sponsored b y Barben Fruit Company. Lunch, along with an awards ceremon y and prize drawings, will conclude t he event. This fund raising event provides nece ssary monies to provide Highlands Coun ty with a museum, adult art classes an d instructors to provide art lessons for ch ildren year round. Please make checks payable to Highlands Art League. For more information or to regist er contact the pro shop at 453-7555, or f ax your information to 452-8242. For information on sponsorships co ntact Barb Hall at 863-452-0512.YMCA SpooktacularSEBRING The Highlands Coun ty Family YMCAwill be hosting its'3 rd Annual "Spooktacular" Saturday, Oct. 2 3 from 6-9 p.m. This is a community event that featur es a haunted house, games for the kids, a bounce house, candy, prizes and refres hments. This is a great time to be had for t he entire family, so dress up your kids ( co stumes are optional ) and come enjoy a wonderful event. Any questions, call 382-9622."Night Moves" 5KSEBRING The Greater Sebrin g Chamber of Commerce has schedul ed their third 5K Run/Walk, "Night Moves ," sponsored by the MidFlorida, Hodg es University, Highlands Independent Ban k, The NCTGroup and Highlands Region al Medical Center. The 5K will take place at 6:30 p.m. o n Friday, Oct. 15, on the Circle in dow ntown Sebring. Early entry fee is $15 and $20 the d ay of the race. Checks should be made payable to t he Greater Sebring Chamber of Commer ce and mailed to 227 US Hwy 27 Nort h, Sebring, FL33870. Each entrant w ill receive a T-shirt. T-Shirt sizes will be guaranteed for pr eregistered participants only. For questions, please contact Gr eg Harris at the Chamber at 385-8448 or greg@sebring.org. DIVISION SERIESAMERICAN LEAGUE Texas 1, Tampa Bay 0 Wednesday, Oct. 6 Texas 5, Tampa Bay 1 Thursday, Oct. 7 Texas (Wilson 15-8) at Tampa Bay (Garza 15-10), late Saturday, Oct. 9 Tampa Bay (Davis 12-10 ) at Texas (Lewis 12-13), 5:07 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 10 Tampa Bay (Shields 13-15) at Texas (Hunter 13-4), if necessary Tuesday, Oct. 12 Texas at Tampa Bay, if necessary New York 1, Minnesota 0 Wednesday, Oct. 6 New York 6, Minnesota 4 Thursday, Oct. 7 New York (Hughes 18-8 or Pettitte 113) at Minnesota (Pavano 17-11), late Saturday, Oct. 9 Minnesota (Duensing 10-3) at New York (Pettitte 11-3 or Hughes 18-8), 8:37 p.m Sunday, Oct. 10 Minnesota (Blackburn 10-12) at New York (Burnett 10-15), if necessary Tuesday, Oct. 12 New York at Minnesota, if necessaryDIVISION SERIESNATIONAL LEAGUE Philadelphia 1, Cincinnati 0 Wednesday, Oct. 6 Philadelphia 4, Cincinnati 0 Friday, Oct. 8 Cincinnati (Arroyo 17-10) at Philadelphia (Oswalt 13-13), 6:07 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 10 Philadelphia (Hamels 12-11) at Cincinnati (Cueto 12-7) Monday, Oct. 11 Philadelphia at Cincinnati, if necessary Wednesday, Oct. 13 Cincinnati at Philadelphia, if necessary San Francisco vs. Atlanta Thursday, Oct. 7 Atlanta (Lowe 16-12) at San Francisco (Lincecum 16-10), late Friday, Oct. 8 Atlanta (Hanson 10-11) at San Francisco (Cain 13-11), 9:37 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 10 San Francisco (Sanchez 13-9) at Atlanta (Hudson 17-9) Monday, Oct. 11 San Francisco at Atlanta, if necessary Wednesday, Oct. 13 Atlanta at San Francisco, if necessaryAMERICAN CONFERENCEEast WLTPctPFPA N.Y. Jets310.75010661 New England310.75013196 Miami220.5006692 Buffalo040.00061125 South WLTPctPFPA Houston310.750108102 Jacksonville220.50071111 Indianapolis220.50011792 Tennessee220.5009868 North WLTPctPFPA Baltimore310.7506155 Pittsburgh310.7508650 Cincinnati220.5007978 Cleveland130.2506877 West WLTPctPFPA Kansas City3001.0006838 San Diego220.50011371 Denver220.5008785 Oakland130.25076107NATIONAL CONFERENCEEast WLTPctPFPA Washington220.5007379 N.Y. Giants220.5007288 Philadelphia220.5009579 Dallas120.3335453 South WLTPctPFPA Atlanta310.7509360 New Orleans310.7507972 Tampa Bay210.6675059 Carolina040.0004687 North WLTPctPFPA Chicago310.7506968 Green Bay310.75010673 Minnesota120.3334338 Detroit040.00082106 West WLTPctPFPA Arizona220.50058118 St. Louis220.5007752 Seattle220.5007577 San Francisco040.00052103 ___ Sunday's Games St. Louis at Detroit, 1 p.m. Denver at Baltimore, 1 p.m. N.Y. Giants at Houston, 1 p.m. Green Bay at Washington, 1 p.m. Chicago at Carolina, 1 p.m. Atlanta at Cleveland, 1 p.m. Jacksonville at Buffalo, 1 p.m. Tampa Bay at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. Kansas City at Indianapolis, 1 p.m. New Orleans at Arizona, 4:05 p.m. Tennessee at Dallas, 4:15 p.m. San Diego at Oakland, 4:15 p.m. Philadelphia at San Francisco, 8:20 p.m. Open: Miami, New England, Pittsburgh, Seattle Monday's Game Minnesota at N.Y. Jets, 8:30 p.m.EASTERN CONFERENCEWLTPtsGFGA x-New York1485473527 x-Columbus1377463529 Kansas City9116332931 Toronto FC8127312834 Chicago7118293135 Philadelphia7137283244 New England7155262947 D.C.6183211942WESTERN CONFERENCEWLTPtsGFGA x-Los Angeles1665534022 x-Real Salt Lake1449514118 x-FC Dallas12213493922 Seattle1296423431 Colorado1188413727 San Jose1187402828 Houston7146273646 Chivas USA7154252636 NOTE: Three points for victory, one point for tie. xclinched playoff berth ___ Thursday's Game Los Angeles at Philadelphia, late Friday's Games Columbus at Chicago, 9 p.m. Saturday's Games Real Salt Lake at New York, 4:30 p.m. Colorado at FC Dallas, 6 p.m. San Jose at D.C. United, 7:30 p.m. Seattle FC at Kansas City, 8:30 p.m. Toronto FC at Chivas USA, 10:30 p.m. Sunday's Games New England at Houston, 8:30 p.m.EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLPctGB Boston101.000 New Jersey101.000 Toronto101.000 New York01.0001 Philadelphia02.000112Southeast Division WLPctGB Miami101.000 Orlando101.000 Washington101.000 Atlanta00.00012Charlotte02.000112Central Division WLPctGB Cleveland101.000 Milwaukee101.000 Chicago01.0001 Detroit01.0001 Indiana01.0001WESTERN CONFERENCESouthwest Division WLPctGB Memphis101.000 New Orleans00.00012San Antonio00.00012Dallas01.0001 Houston01.0001 Northwest Division WLPctGB Minnesota201.000 Oklahoma City101.00012Portland101.00012Denver00.0001 Utah00.0001 Pacific Division WLPctGB Sacramento101.000 Golden State00.00012L.A. Lakers01.0001 L.A. Clippers01.0001 Phoenix02.000112___ Wednesday's Games Minnesota 106, New York 100 Oklahoma City 97, Charlotte 93 Boston 93, Philadelphia 65 Memphis 87, Indiana 85 Toronto 129, Phoenix 78 Thursday's Games Memphis at Atlanta, late Washington at Cleveland, late Boston at New Jersey, late Chicago at Dallas, late San Antonio at Houston, late Portland at Utah, late L.A. Clippers at Sacramento, late Friday's Games Orlando at Indiana, 7 p.m. Milwaukee at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Washington at Chicago, 8 p.m. Oklahoma City vs. Miami at Kansas City, MO, 8:30 p.m. Portland at Denver, 9 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Golden State, 10:30 p.m.EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLOTPtsGFGA Philadelphia521112425 Pittsburgh510102414 N.Y. Rangers42082725 New Jersey21371820 N.Y. Islanders14021018 Northeast Division WLOTPtsGFGA Toronto531112731 Buffalo42082416 Montreal43082824 Ottawa34173026 Boston13131115 Southeast Division WLOTPtsGFGA Washington510102012 Tampa Bay41192016 Florida32171417 Carolina3 20688 Atlanta05111018WESTERN CONFERENCECentral Division WLOTPtsGFGA St. Louis530102617 Nashville42081310 Columbus44082628 Chicago34061922 Detroit35062331 Northwest Division WLOTPtsGFGA Calgary700142311 Edmonton42082115 Vancouver35062027 Colorado25041115 Minnesota04221024 Pacific Division WLOTPtsGFGA Phoenix42191614 Los Angeles31281915 Dallas32171514 Anaheim34062028 San Jose24041718 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. ___ Regular Season Begins Thursday's Games Carolina at Minnesota, late Philadelphia at Pittsburgh, late Montreal at Toronto, late Chicago at Colorado, late Calgary at Edmonton, late Friday's Games Minnesota at Carolina, 12 p.m. Columbus at San Jose, 3 p.m. Dallas at New Jersey, 7 p.m. Anaheim at Detroit, 7 p.m. Buffalo at Ottawa, 7:30 p.m. Washington at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m. LOCALSCHEDULE SPORTSSNAPSHOTS THESCOREBOARD Lake Placid TODAY: Football vs.Island Coast,Homecoming,7:30 p.m. MONDAY: Volleyball at Hardee,6/7:30 p.m. TUESDAY: Volleyball vs.McKeel,6/7:30 p.m.; Boys Golf vs.Hardee,4 p.m.; Cross Country at Moore Haven,4:30 p.m.; Swim vs.Avon Park,Kathleen,5:30 p.m. THURSDAY: JV Football at Sebring,7 p.m.; Volleyball at Frostproof,6/7:30 p.m. Sebring TODAY: Football vs.Lake Wales,7:30 p.m.; Cross Country at DisneyInvite,TBA SATURDAY: Boys Golf at Lake Brantley Invite,9 a.m. MONDAY: Boys Golf at Polk County Invitational,9 a.m. TUESDAY: Volleyball vs.Osceola,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Golf at Lake Region,4 p.m.; Swimming at Lake Region,5 p.m. Heartland Christian TUESDAY: Volleyball vs.Moore Haven,5/6:30 p.m.; Boys Golf vs.Mulberry,4 p.m. THURSDAY: Volleyball at Vanguard,6 p.m. MONDAY,Oct.25: Volleyball at District Tournament,TBA SFCC TODAY: Volleyball vs.Florida College,7 p.m.; Baseball hosts SFCC Tri Weekend,vs. Indian River,12:30 p.m.,vs.State College of Florida,6 p.m. SATURDAY: Baseball vs.Tampa Bay Angels,1 p.m.; Softball at Florida Gulf Coast,TBA TUESDAY: Volleyball at St.Petersburg,7 p.m. WEDNESDAY: Baseball vs.IMG Academy,4 p.m. Avon Park TODAY: Football vs.Mulberry,7 p.m.; Girls Golf vs.McKeel,4 p.m. TUESDAY: Volleyball vs.Mulberry,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Golf at Hardee,4 p.m.; Swim at Lake Placid,5:30 p.m. THURSDAY: JV Football vs.Mulberry,7 p.m.; Volleyball vs.McKeel Academy,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Golf at Tenoroc,4 p.m. M M L L B B P P L L A A Y Y O O F F F F S S F FR R I I D D A A Y Y 6 6 p p m m Cincinnati at Philadelphia . . . . . . T T B B S S 9 9 : : 3 3 0 0 p p m m Atlanta at San Francisco . . . . . . T T B B S SS SA A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y 5 5 p p m m Tampa Bay at Texas . . . . . . . . T T B B S S 8 8 : : 3 3 0 0 p p m m Minnesota at N.Y. Yankees . . . . . . T T B B S SA A U U T T O O R R A A C C I I N N G G F FR R I I D D A A Y Y 3 3 p p m m NASCAR Pepsi 400 Practice. . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 6 6 : : 3 3 0 0 p p m m NASCAR Pepsi 400 Qualifying . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2S SA A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y 4 4 : : 3 3 0 0 p p m m NASCAR CampingWorld.com 300. . E E S S P P N N 2 2 1 1 0 0 : : 3 3 0 0 p p m m NHRA Toyo Tires Nationals Qual. . E E S S P P N N 2 2N N B B A A P P R R E E S S E E A A S S O O N N S SA A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y 9 9 : : 3 3 0 0 p p m m Dallas at Phoenix. . . . . . . . . . T T N N T TN N H H L L P P R R E E S S E E A A S S O O N N S SA A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y 7 7 : : 3 3 0 0 p p m m Atlanta at Tampa Bay. . . . S S U U N NC C O O L L L L E E G G E E F F O O O O T T 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 Connecticut at Rutgers . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 9 9 p p m m Oklahoma St at Louisiana-Lafayette . E E S S P P N N 2 2S SA A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y N N o o o o n n Big East Teams TBA . . . . . . . . 2 2 8 8 N N o o o o n n SEC Teams TBA . . . . . . . . . . 3 3 8 8 N No o o o n n ACC Teams TBA . . . . . . . . . . 4 4 4 4 N N o o o o n n Teams TBA . . . . . . . . . . . EE S S P P N N N N o o o o n n Teams TBA . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 3 3 : : 3 3 0 0 p p m m Teams TBA . . . . . . . .. . . . . C C B B S S 3 3 : : 3 3 0 0 p p m m Pittsburgh at Notre Dame . . . . . . N N B B C C 3 3 : : 3 3 0 0 p p m m Teams TBA . . . . . . .. . . . . E E S S P P N N 7 7 : : 3 3 0 0 p p m m Teams TBA . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 7 7 : : 4 4 5 5 p p m m Teams TBA . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 8 8 p p m m USC at Stanford . . . . . . . . . . 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touchdown by Casey Hawthorne, and getting the two-point conversion, to bring the final score 42-8 giving them a record of 4-3. The final game of the day saw the Junior Thunderbolts, who have won their last five straight, take the field determined and focused to take on the 2009 Junior Super Bowl runners-up. On the first play of the game, the Chargers scored off a fumble to bring them to an early lead of 6-0. The defense, led by key players Akem JnPierre, Tyler Edwards, Jalen Williams, DJ Taylor and Cole Kilgo, then dug in their heels. The Chargers felt it with every tackle and collision that they endured by this Junior team, leading them into halftime with a score of 6-0. As the Thunderbolt defense continued to stay strong, things quickly changed in the middle of the third quarter. The Chargers scored on a couple of play-action passes and missed tackles to bring this Junior team a devastating loss with a final score of 31-0, bringing their reco rd to 5-2. It was a humbling day of football for t he Thunderbolts. On Saturday, Oct. 9, t he Thunderbolts will be at home to play long tim e rivals Avon Park Red Dev ils and the Blue Streaks are o n the road to play the Hard ee Wildcats for a competiti ve day of football. Games will begin at 9 a.m. Please come down to the Highlands Coun ty Sports Complex to suppo rt our youth football program u pon horseshoe crabs, or at l east they did. Aloggerhead diet study c onducted in the Chesapeake B ay recently revealed that t he turtles have shifted away f rom eating horseshoe crabs. Although there is no direct l ink between the decline in h orseshoe crabs and the d ecline of loggerhead nests i n recent years, loggerhead d eclines did prompt the U.S. F ish and Wildlife Service to c onsider a change in the logg erhead's status from threate ned to endangered this year. Loss of prey species is j ust one of many threats to l oggerheads. Other threats include mort ality from fisheries, illegal harvesting, habitat loss, pollution from litter, and lights on the beach during nesting season. "Protection of nesting beaches is an important component of sea turtle conservation," said Blair Witherington, biologist with the FWC. "I'm happy to say, loggerheads nested in aboveaverage numbers in 2010, but this was not enough to reverse the declining trend we've seen over the past decade." To protect all the species impacted, restrictions on the harvest of horseshoe crabs in the past few years in Delaware Bay has helped increase the population, according to the USGS. As the wildlife managers do their job through research, monitoring and regulating to prepare for future climate changes, individuals must take steps such as lowering their carbon dioxide output, a major contributor to climate change. For example, I'm on a campaign to combine errands into one trip. I keep lists of errands, and when I leave my house or workplace, I visit places close together. I also do some tasks over the Internet so I don't have to drive at all. That horseshoe crab survived before and after the dinosaur, and with a little help from all of us, it will weather climate change as well. Contact Patricia Behnke at pat.behnke@myfwc.com. Golf HammockThe Ladies played a Low Gross, Low Net event Wednesday. Oct. 6. Playing from the Red Tees, Millie Grime had the Low Gross at 107 with Ruth Kirk earning Low Net with her 78. From the Yellow Tees, Cindy Dall's 107 was Low Gross and Mary Lindsay's 73 went for Low Net.Lake June West Golf ClubA scramble was played on Thursday, Sept. 30. Winning first place was the team of Dick Denhart, Joe and Joyce Swartz and Betty Billau with 51; and second place, Ken Rowan, Charlotte Mathew and Norma Colyer with 53. Closest to the pin: (Ladies), No. 8, Joyce Swartz, 12-feet-8-inches. (Men), No. 2, Ron Hesson, 24-feet-10-inches. The men's association played a Men's League event on Wednesday, Sept. 29. Winning first place was the team of Claude Cash, Richard Loomis, Ott Wegner and Jack Maginnis with 38; and second place, Ron Hesson, Dick Denhart, Jim Lynch and Don Boulton with 42. Closest to the pin: No. 2, Don Boulton, 11-feet-1-inch; No. 4, Ott Wegner, 4-feet-7-inches; and No. 8, Don Boulton, 2-feet-1-inch.Placid LakesThe Men's Golf Association played an Individual Quota Points event Wednesday, Oct. 6. Darrell Horney took the overall win with a +10 total, one point ahead of Russ Isaacs +9. Bud Snyder finished third at +6, John Goble fourth at +5 and Bruce Miseno was fifth at +4. Snyder was Closest to the Pin on #2, getting his shot to within 3-feet, 3inches.River GreensThe men's association played a Men's Day event on Saturday, Oct. 2. The winners were: A Flight Tying for first/second places were Cecil Lemons and Larry Roy with 63 each. Third place, Gil Heier with 66. B Flight First place, Bill Mountford with 64. Tying for second/third places were Ed Mosser and Keith Kincer with 67 each. C Flight First place, Tim Thomas with 66; second place, Neil Purcell with 67; and third place, Fred Evans with 70. D Flight Tying for first/second places were Dale Duncan and Harold Kline with 66. Third place, John Van Slooten with 71. Closest to the pin: No. 3, Neil Purcell; No. 5, Harold Kline; No. 12, Len Westdale; and No. 17, Ed Mosser. A morning scramble was played on Friday, Oct. 1. Winning first place was the team of Don and Babe McDonald, Len and Rhonda Westdale and Dale Duncan. The Friday afternoon scramble was played Oct. 1. Winning first place was the team of Jerry Lewis, Jim Sizemore, Phil Kozak, Dr. Seralde, Joe Graf, Anne Kozak and Al Farrell with 14-under. The Morrison Group played a game on Thursday, Sept. 30. The winners were: First place, Harold Plagens and Romy Febre with minus-12; second place, Bill Mountford and Jim Cercy with minus9; and third place, Ken Koon and Russ Rudd with minus-8. The ladies association played a pro am tournament on Thursday, Sept. 30. Winning first place was the team of Bev Rudd, Anne Purcell and Fran Smith with minus-1. Individual winners were: First place, Pat Kincer with plus-4.5; and second place, Bev Rudd with plus-1.5. Tying for third/fourth places were Betty Leblanc and Fran Smith with even. The men's association played a pro am tournament on Wednesday, Sept. 29. Winning first place was the team of Dale Duncan, Neil Purcell, Ken Koon and Len Westdale with plus-4; and second place, Lefty St. Pierre, Keith Kincer, Bill Mountford and Russ Rudd with minus-1. Individual winners were: A Flight Tying for first/second places were Ken Koon and Larry Roy with plus-3 each. B Flight First place, Eli Ventura with plus-2.5. C Flight First place, Dale Duncan with plus-1. The Golfettes played an event on Tuesday, Sept. 28. The winners were: First place, Diane Evans with plus-7; and second place, Karen Speaker with plus-6.5. Tying for third/fourth/fifth places were Carol Roy, Kay Conkle and Bev Rudd with plus-5 each. The Morrison Group played a game on Tuesday, Sept. 28. The winners were: First place, Larry Roy and Fred Evans with plus-13; second place, Joe Graf and Bill Mountford with plus12; and third place, Len Westdale and Gil Heier with plus-8. The Morrison Group played a game on Monday, Sept. 27. Winning first place was the team of Ken Brunswick, Vince Boever, Bill Mountford and Harold Kline with minus-26; and second place, Larry Roy, Ken Koon, Gil Heier and Peter March with minus-19.Sebring MunicipalLast Monday the Mezza group played individual golf using pro-am points at the Sebring Municipal golf course. In A group, Chip Curcio and Paul Brown tied at even for first place. Bob Hughes took B group with a plus 4, while second place went to Bill Ringo at plus 3 and Pat Dell's minus 1 was good for third. In C group, first place went to Larry Spry and his plus 2 with Frank Branca scoring a plus 1 for second. Next Monday the Mezza group will play at the Sebring Country Club. This willbe a shotgun start beginning at 8 a.m. Please arrive early to register. For more information call Pete at 3821280.SpringLakeOn Wednesday, Oct. 6, the SpringLake Women's Golf Association held a Low Net Individual Flighted Tournament. In a close match in Flight A, Rebecca Shatney won first place with a 69 and Dotti Blackwell came in second with a 70. Terrie Austin took first place in Flight B with a 67 and Marsi Benson was second with a 68 in another close match. Flight C winner wasSharon Warner with a 67 and Margaret Mazzola, 70, was second. Rounding out the League in Flight D, the first-place winner was Julia Starr with a 68 and Jean Donahue came up in second with a 70. We welcome our "snowbirds" back and look forward to the remainder of them coming back soon. On Tuesday, Sept. 28, the Spring Lake Men's Golf Association held a Two Man Team Points competition where a bogey equals one point, a par equals two, a birdie equals four points and an eagle counts for 6 points, net of handicap. The A Flight was won by the team of Bill Lawens and Bob Hinde with 88 points. Pat Jaskowski and Pete Cebula tied with the team of Jan Hard and Edd Vowels for second with 87 points. Second-place money went to Jaskowski and Cebula based on the tie-breaker. The B Flight was won by Vern Hoffman and Larry Colclasure with a team total of 96 points. Second place was a tie between the teams of Charlie Keniston/Wiley Ferguson and Don Ray/Richie Eastep; both teams scoring 94 points. Second place money went to Keniston/Ferguson on the tie-breaker. The annual Doc Decker Memorial Tournament will be held on November 13. The public is invited to participate. www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, October 8, 2010Page 3B 6940 U.S. 27 N., Sebring 382-6339 SUNDAYS Pro Football Games MONDAYS Darts & Pro Football Game TUESDAY, OCT. 5 Big Freddies Music WEDNESDAYS Midweek Blues & Jazz with Two Bits THURSDAY, OCT. 7 Billy Glades FRIDAY, OCT. 8 Lee Allcorn & Dave McDonald plus Southern Style Karaoke SATURDAY, OCT. 9 College Football plus Playback Band E.O. 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Alysha Curtis and Alana N eilander shared the team l ead in kills with nine apiece w ith Kylie Weber dishing out 1 5 assists and Jerica Worley s erving up five aces. Lake Placid goes out of d istrict Monday at Hardee b efore hosting McKeel T uesday in the big district s howdown. Continued from 1B LP still has shot at No. 6 News-Sun file photo by DAN HOEHNE Libero Brittany Collison has been the rock on the back line for the Lady Dragons this season. The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN

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Age-related macular d egeneration (ARMD) ranks s econd behind diabetic r etinopathy as the leading c ause of blindness in p atients ages 45-64 years o ld. Almost 30 percent of t hose older than 75 years h ave some type of ARMD. It i s the leading cause of blindn ess in patients older than 65 i n the United States, Canada, E ngland, Australia and S cotland. The Age-Related Eye D isease Study released 10y ear follow-up data indicati ng that nutritional supplem entary treatment, smoking, a nd age are predictors of p rogression rates. There is an increasing p robability of advanced macu lar degeneration with i ncreasing age. Other risk f actors have been presented f or ARMD, including cardiov ascular disease, heredity, h ypertension, light-colored e yes, sun exposure, and gend er (females seem to be m ore affected than males). T he study included 4,757 p atients with an average of 1 1 years of follow-up, o bserving the rates of macul ar degeneration and risk f actors for progression. There are two types of A RMD: the dry form and the w et form. Both seem to a lways occur in patients o lder than 50. The dry form of ARMD is c haracterized by distorted v ision and gradual loss of c entral vision; however, it m ay show no symptoms at a ll initially. Upon physical e xam, the eye doctor may n ote degenerative changes in t he macular tissue such as h yaline deposits in the retina ( macular drusen), clumps of p igment, and atrophy of retin al tissue. The doctor will check y our central vision by havi ng you look at a grid to d etermine if you have any d istortion, or blank spots in y our central field. They will a lso examine the back of the e ye using various lenses to c heck for any evidence of b lood or leakage. No proven t reatment is available at this t ime; however, the use of o ral nutritional supplements i ncluding antioxidants (vitam ins A, C, and E) is proving t o be beneficial. Trace mine rals such as selenium and zinc also seem to be helpful. Some patients will benefit from lowvision aids, especially if they suffer from central vision loss in both eyes. Patients suffering from the wet form of ARMD will complain of a blind spot in their central visual field or distortion of straight lines or edges with a rapid onset of vision loss. Macular drusen may be observed by the eye doctor, as well as new blood vessel growth (neovascular membranes) beneath the retina. These new blood vessels tend to be very leaky leading to hemorrhages within the macula; however there does seem to be a decrease in progression of this form of macular degeneration in those patients taking the AREDS nutritioinal supplementation. In patients who have wet ARMD in one eye, the risk of new blood vessel growth developing in the other eye is 10 percent-12 percent per year. Eyes with multiple soft drusen are more at risk. Treatment for the wet form of ARMD may consist of laser treatment or new medications (Avastin, Lucentis) that have proven valuable in treating new blood vessel growth. It is possible for macular degeneration patients to reduce their risk of progression by ensuring that their diet is high in omega-3 fatty acids, lutein, and zeaxanthin. These three dietary factors have a much better effect in reducing overall risk of macular degeneration than vitamin C, vitamin E, and betacarotene. Zinc is also an integral part of your diet, in that it controls inflammation by boosting the body's natural antioxidant function. Zinc alone can reduce the risk of macular degeneration progression by as much as 21 percent. It's true that more therapies than ever are available to patients who have macular degeneration. However, these people still live with decreased visual acuity and the associated loss of independence that comes with it. It is for this reason,that a low-vision specialist may be called upon to help. They will discuss the patient's specific goals and exactly what he or she is willing (or not willing) to do to attain them. For example, a patient whose goal is to follow the stock market tables in the paper will need a very different low vision device than the patient who just wants to see the T.V. more clearly. Being as specific as possible enables the low vision specialist to streamline their evaluation to meet the patient's needs successfully. It is important to remember that low vision aids will not repair or restore lost vision to the patient. Their vision will be limited by the physical condition of the eye itself. No low vision device, surgery, eye drops, or contact lenses are going to "fix" their macular degeneration; however, low vision devices are designed to magnify what the patient is trying to see at distance or at near. Some devices may increase contrast which will allow the patient to use his remaining eyesight to see smaller things than he could see before. In many cases, low vision devices can offer patients a better quality of life by keeping them active and independent. Ultimately, the best way to curtail your risk of developing ARMD to begin with, or at least to slow it down, is to do the following: take a good multivitamin every day, don't smoke, protect your eyes from the sun, and, if you can, try to eat at least four servings of dark green leafy vegetables (spinach, kale, broccoli, etc.) every week, exercise regularly and reduce stress. Valerie Moulds is a board certified optometric physician practicing in Sebring and is Arizona and Florida certified in diagnostics and therapeutics. She is a member of the American Optometric Association, Arizona Optometric Association and Florida Optometric Association. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat or cure your condition. Age-related macular degeneration second leading cause of blindness Low Vision Information Group to meet Oct. 15The Low Vision Information Group, hosted by H.A.L.L.O., is starting its season's schedule with new day and time. The group is invited to attend the lecture provided by The Lighthouse of Manasota. To learn more about the Lighthouses'services, join a free presentation "Living with Low Vision" at The Groves at Victoria Park at 1 p.m. on Friday, Oct.15. The Groves is located at 2010 Village Grove Blvd. in Sebring, just south of Highlands Regional Medical Center. The Lighthouse of Manasota, a not-for-profit vision rehabilitation agency based in Sarasota, is now offering support and training at no cost to people living with vision loss in Highlands County. The agency's expansion into Highlands County is made possible through a contract with the Florida Department of Education Division of Blind Services. The Lighthouse offers training in daily living skills, orientation and mobility, assistive tec hnology, and job readiness to high school students ages 14 to 22 and to adults of all ages. Call 1-877-770-1404.Children's Health Workshop plannedSEBRING Affinity Health Professionals'Dr. John Pepper is hosting a new workshop entitled "Incredibly Simple Strategies to Boost Your Child's Immunity Naturally" at the La Quinta Inn and Suites at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 19 In this interactive workshop, you will learn the health and wellness issues that parents face today for their childen, specific natural and effective remedies to help your children's unwanted sypmtoms, the shocking truth about some of the foods our children eat and how to truly help your child lead a healthy lifestyle and build healthy habits from a young age. Seating is limited. Call 386-4325 to register.Childbirt Education Classes setSEBRING Florida Hospital Heartland Division's Women's Center offers Childbirth Education Classes. The six-part class is designed to help you learn what to expect during labor and delivery, including comfort measures, pain medications and epidurals, how to support the laboring woman and how to lessen chances of a cesarean birth. Breastfeeding class and hospital tour included. Students should bring two pillows and a beach towel or blanket to each class. Course fee is $40. Register in admitting at Florida Hospital Heartland, or online at www.fhhd.org. Classes have been scheduled Thursdays, Oct. 7 through Nov. 11, from 6:30-9 p.m., at Florida Hospital Heartland in Sebring on Sun N Lake Blvd. Call Jill Jernigan at 402 3258 for more information Outreach scheduleAce Homecare Community Outreach Program will host the following meetings this week : Today 7 a.m., Health Fair at ARC residence, Pleasant Street, Avon Park ; 9 a.m., Health Fair at Avo n Park Meal Site, Main Street; and 10:30 a.m., Health Fair at the Palms Apartments, Hal McRae Blvd., Avon Park. Monday 8 a.m., Health Fair at Hammock Estates, Hammock Road, Sebring; and 1 p.m., Caregivers Support Group at Crown Pointe Assisted Living Community, Sun N Lake Blvd., Sebring. Tuesday 7:30 a.m., Health Fair at Lakeside Gardens, Rt. 621, Lake Placid; 9 a.m., Health Fair at Heron's Landing, Heron's Landing La., Lak e Placid; 10 a.m., Health Fa ir at Lake Placid Meal Site, Interlake Blvd.; and 1 p.m ., Health Fair at Groves (behind Sebring Diner). 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Deep Canal aid with Comfort Fit Designed to be removed daily to promote better ear health Virtually no whistling or buzzing Natural sounding Custom designed for your ear Works great on the phone HEALTHYLIVING Family FeaturesPlaying outside and getting messy may just s eem like fun to kids, but playtime actually h as an important role in child development. Research shows that various types of play a nd parental interaction are vital to the h ealthy development of children. That's why a ward-winning child care author of "The Big B ook of Parenting Solutions," and mom of t hree, Dr. Michele Borba is teaming up with a ll Oxi-Active laundry detergent to let moms k now it's okay to let their little ones get dirty a nd have a blast doing it, instead of fretting a bout the mess. "By teaching kids that it's okay to get m essy sometimes and even encouraging it o ccasionally, we as parents show them that n obody is perfect, that accidents happen and m ost importantly, we teach them to be thems elves," said Borba. "Childhood is just too s hort to worry about getting dirty. Moreover, t oday's advanced detergents, such as all OxiA ctive, can remove many tough stains in one w ash, but the memories that come with maki ng them can last a lifetime." "We've always known that kids and play a re just a natural combo," Borba said. "But n ew research also shows that letting kids e ngage in self-directed play has immense v alue for their social, emotional, cognitive a nd physical growth." Play expands kids'minds and neurologi cal development. Self-initiated play i mproves skills such as problem solving and i nterpreting and is important to brain develo pment and learning. Play boosts children's creativity and i magination. Play gives children the chance t o invent, build, expand, explore and develop a whole different part of the brain. Play stretches our children's attention s pans. Playing outdoors just 30 minutes a day i ncreases child's ability to focus and pay a ttention. Play boosts self-confidence and selfregulation. Kids learn to become masters of their own destiny without an adult directing, pushing, managing or scheduling Play helps kids learn to enjoy just being in their own company, entertaining themselves and developing identity. Ease that guilt when your kid says, "I'm bored, Mom!" and wants to be amused by you. Borba urges parents to ask these questions: How much are your kids plugged into some kind of a digital device? (Did you know the average child is plugged in for 7 1/2 hours a day?) How often are they glued to that TVor clicking that keypad? How much free time do they have (unscheduled, unsupervised)? How often do they go outdoors to just decompress? Do your kids know how to entertain themselves and enjoy the great outdoors? How do you respond when they get messy? Visit www.all-laundry.com for more information and to download a coupon and go to www.facebook.com/alllaundry to share your favorite messy moments. Snapshots Why getting messy is good Focal Point Dr. Valerie Moulds Family Features

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DearPharmacist: I used t o have beautiful skin and n ow as I get older I notice m ore and more age spots. H ow can I get rid of the ones I have and stop more from f orming? I'm also curious as t o why some people get skin t ags as we age. Thanks. K.S. Lodi, California Answer: First adolescent b lemishes, then skin tags, t hen age spotsm bam, bam, b am. Most of us at some p oint in our lives must deal w ith regular visits from this t roublesome t hreesome.Today, I'll focus o n skin tags and age spots. F ortunately, both are benign. A visit to your dermatologist i s the quickest and easiest w ay to eliminate either probl em. In just one or two visits y our doctor can snip or f reeze away most skin tags a nd literally erase age spots w ith a laser beam. Snip, zap, a nd your skin is clear. These a re minor procedures and not o verly expensive. Age spots, the discolo rations that appear mostly o n hands and face as we age, a re pigment deposits resulti ng from a lifetime of sun e xposure. These pesky little s pots are nature's way of sayi ng that you've overdone it. O ver-the-counter bleaching c reams that contain either h ydroquinone or kojic acid a ren't going to perform any m iracles, but they aren't h armful either. Follow label directions and d iscontinue use if they irrit ate your skin. Some people have reported s uccess with an old-fashioned t reatment for age spots: cast or oil. Simply rub the oil on t he spots a couple times a d ay for several weeks and see i f it helps to fade the s pots.Skin tags, those u nsightly little tabs that a ppear mainly on face, hands, a nd chest seem to arise more f requently during middle age a nd in those who are overw eight. Almost half the adult p opulation seems to have at l east a few. This would make m e pass out personally, but o ne dermatologist-approved m ethod of removing larger s kin tags is to gently tie them o ff with string or dental floss. A pparently, they drop off in a c ouple of days. Please don't e mail me any pictures. And a lso don't attempt this for t ags in awkward locations, l ike the eyelids. Better yet, a sk your own dermatologist i f this home remedy is okay. Until now, medical science has held that skin tags are growths that happen when the skin in sensitive areas is rubbed or irritated. But earlier this year, Brazilian researchers found that multiple skin tags are "strongly associated" with insulin resistance, a condition that foreshadows the development of diabetes. Your doctor can test you for this condition so be grateful you've been given the information, and the opportunity to prevent diabetes from becoming part of your life. 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. www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, October 8, 2010Page 5B Dont 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 Family FeaturesAs expectant and new moms k now, having a baby is one of the m ost wonderful experiences, but it c an also be overwhelming. First-time mothers and veteran m oms alike have questions about k eeping their babies safe and h ealthy. They're eager to learn a bout important areas such as nutrit ion, immunization, and safe sleep. To address their questions and c oncerns, the National Healthy M others, Healthy Babies Coalition ( HMHB) developed text4baby. This free mobile educational s ervice promotes a healthy pregnanc y and a healthy start in life for all b abies. With more than 1.3 trillion text m essages sent and received in the U .S. in 2009, it makes sense to d eliver vital health information t hrough mobile technology. C urrently in the United States, more t han 500,000 babies 1 in every 8 are born prematurely. An estim ated 28,000 children die before t heir first birthday, a rate among the h ighest in the industrialized world. Premature infants come into the w orld with unique health needs that c an mean lifelong challenges. Text4baby helps to address these i ssues by allowing timely and usef ul information to be distributed to help give babies the best possible start in life. While not everyone has access to the internet, 90 percent of Americans have a mobile phone. Text messaging is soaring in popularity and can be especially helpful in reaching first-time mothers in typically underserved populations. How it works By texting BABY(or BEBE for Spanish) to 511411, a woman will be signed up to receive three free text messages each week that are timed to her due date or baby's date of birth. These messages focus on a variety of topics critical to maternal and child health, including birth defects prevention, immunization, nutrition, seasonal flu, mental health, oral health, and safe sleep. Text4baby text messages also connect women to prenatal and infant care services and other resources. Wireless carriers are waiving text messaging fees for the initiative, so enrollees opting in to receive text messages will incur no charges. Even users without a text messaging plan or limited texting per month will receive these messages for free. To date, text4baby has sent more than five million English and Spanish text messages to more than 83,000 pregnant and new mothers. According to text4baby enrollment numbers, 96 percent of participants would recommend the service to a friend. 67 percent of the enrollees are receiving information about pregnancy, while the remaining 33 percent are getting information about newborns. "For those of us dedicated to health education, knowing that text4baby messages are reaching the women who are most in need of them is incredibly powerful and exciting," said Judy Meehan, CEO of the National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition. "Thanks to our partnership with CTIA-The Wireless Foundation and the mobile carriers, more than 5 million valuable health messages have been put in the hands of thousands of pregnant women since our February 4 launch." Text4baby is made possible through a public-private partnership that includes more than 350 organizations. The program's founding partners include CTIA-The Wireless Foundation. For more information, or to signup to receive the free text messages, visit www.text4baby.org. Skin tags may point to diabetes HEALTHYLIVING Free health texts available for new and expectant moms Family Featur es Got something to sell? News-Sun classified ads get results! Call 385-6155 Dear Pharmacist Suzy Cohen

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Page 6BNews-SunFriday, October 8, 2010www.newssun.com Places to Worship is a paid advertisement in the News-Sun that is published Friday and Sunday. To find out more information on how to place a listing in this directory, call the NewsSun at 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; 6 p.m., Life Teen Mass. 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 8th. Confirmation class is from 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday. Youth Nights grades 6th and up, 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday. St. Catherine Catholic Church, 820 Hickory St., Sebring. Mailing address: 882 Bay St., Sebring, FL 33870, 385-0049. www.stcathe. com Very Rev. JosŽ Gonz‡lez, V.F., Pastor. Masses Saturday Vigil: 4 p.m. Sunday: 8 and 10:30 a.m. and noon Spanish Mass. Daily Masses 8 a.m. and noon MondayFriday; 9 a.m. Saturday. Confessions: 3-3:45 p.m. Saturdays, 7:15-7:45 a.m. first Friday, or by appointment. Enrollment for Catholic School grades K3 through 5 not being accepted. St. James Catholic Church, 3380 Placidview Drive, Lake Placid, 465-3215. Father Michael J. Cannon. Mass schedule: Summer (May 1 to Oct. 31) Saturday Vigil, 4 p.m.; Sunday 8 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.; Weekdays, 9 a.m. December thru Easter Saturday, 4 p.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.; Weekdays 9 a.m.; and Holy Days 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., first Saturday at 9 a.m. CHRISTIAN Eastside Christian Church, 101 Peace Ave., Lake Placid, FL 33852 (two miles east of U.S. 27 on County Road 621), 465-7065. Ray Culpepper, senior 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 ChurchSEBRING The 20th Sunday a fter Pentecost celebration will be l ed by Spiritual Leader Dave T horesen. Rummage sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. R efreshments will also be available t o purchase. Monday at 6 p.m. will be the f irst organizational meeting for e veryone interested in helping with t he fifth annual Community T hanksgiving meal on Nov. 25. Bible study on the book of R omans will start at 10 a.m. T hursday, Oct. 21 in the fellowship h all. It will be taught by Sharon P almer. Bring a Bible and come r ekindle your knowledge of the B ible as well as new friendships. 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 garden is being beautified with b looming plants this Fall. The gard en is open seven days per week f or the congregation as well as the p ublic. A von Park Church of ChristAVON PARK "Fight the G ood Fight" (II Timothy 4:6-8) w ill be the message Sunday morni ng presented by Minister Larry R oberts. Monday Night School/Study Group meets every Monday at 5:45 p.m. This is a time for study, games and refreshments. The age group is kindergarten through eighth grade. For information, call the church office. This is a free service of the Avon Park Church of Christ. Avon Park Church of Christ is at 200 S. Forest Ave. Ccall 453-4692.Bethany Baptist ChurchAVON PARK Bethany Baptist Church is at 798 C-17A South, Avon Park, phone number 452-1136. Ladies Fall Bible Study is on Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. Linda Pausley is the teacher and the subject is "Lies Women Believe." Bob Crown of Crown Computers is teaching a computer class at the church on Fridays at 10 a.m. All are welcome. If you have a laptop, please bring it. Areminder that the Sunshine Ladies Missionary Fellowship fall meeting begins at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Spring Lake Baptist Church in Sebring.Christ Lutheran Church AVON PARK Pastor Scott McLean will preach a sermon titled "Getting Close to Jesus." 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 4712663 or search the Web for christlutheranavonpark.org.Christian Science ChurchSEBRING The lesson sermon on Sunday morning is titled "Are Sin, Disease and Death Real?" The keynote is from Psalms 56:2, 4, "Mine enemies would daily swallow me up: ... In God I will praise his word, in God I have put my trust; I will not fear what flesh can do unto me." The church is at 146 N. Franklin St.Christian Training Church SEBRING Associate Minister Casey L. Downing will bring the message titled "Radical Grace" at the Sunday morning service. The Wednesday night Bible study will continue the book of Hebrews. Eastside Christian ChurchLAKE PLACID Wednesday evening mid-week Bible study and discussion time is an informal setting with open discussion. The Agape Cafe is open from 9:15-10 a.m. Sunday. All are invited to join for fellowship and refreshments before worship services. Emmanuel United Church of ChristSEBRING On Sunday morning, the Rev. George Miller will deliver a message based on Luke 17:11-19. The church is 1.7 miles west of U.S. 27 on County Road 634 (Hammock Road). Call 471-1999 or visit sebringemmanuelucc.com.Faith Lutheran ChurchSEBRING Pastor Gary Kindle's sermon title is "The 10 Lepers" from Luke 17:11-19. The church is at 2740 Lakeview Drive. The church offers Faith Child Development Center (license number C10HI0527), which is a VPK and preschool program. The hours are 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Contact Kathy Pontious 385-3232 for further information.First Baptist Church of Avon ParkAVONPARKFirst Baptist Church Avon Park is delighted to announce that they have welcomed a new senior pastor to their church, Rev. Jon Beck. Rev. Beck will conduct his first service on Sunday at 11 a.m. Rev. Beck was a pastor at Bethel Baptist Church in North Vernon, Ind. from 1999-2008 and comes to Avon Park from New Holland Baptist Church in Gainesville, Ga. Rev. Beck was born and raised in Georgia. He graduated from the Baptist College of Florida and Th e Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Rev. Beck and his wife Sharon have been married for 20 years and they have three children Rev. Beck has a passion for preaching the word and encouraging people to respond to and live out the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. He and Sharon are very excited about building relationships and investing their lives into the Avon Park community.First Baptist Church of Placid LakesLAKE PLACID Pastor Darr yl George will on Sunday preach the sermon titled "The Hearts'Plans & Desires (& God's Response)" wit h regards to Psalms 94:1-7. The church is at the corner of Washington and Kemper avenues in Placid Lakes. For more inform ation, call 465-5126 from 8 a.m. to noon Monday through Thursday o r e-mail placidlakes@hotmail.com.First Baptist Church of SebringSEBRING Dr. David Richardson continues his morning series, "The Holy Ghost: God In Us." First Baptist, Sebring is at 200 E. 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www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, October 8, 2010Page 7B EPISCOPAL The Episcopal Church of the R edeemer .Service time is 9:30 w ith Holy Communion. Coffee hour f ollowing services. Newcomers w elcome. Call 453-5664 or e-mail r edeemer1895@aol.com Web site: r edeemeravon.com The church is a t 839 Howe's Way, Avon Park ( two miles north of Sun 'N Lake B oulevard, across from Wells D odge.) St. Agnes Episcopal Church 3 840 Lakeview Drive, Sebring, FL 3 3870. Sunday Services: Holy E ucharist Rite I 7:45 a.m., Holy E ucharist Rite II 10 a.m. Midweek s ervice on Wednesday at 6 p.m. S unday School for all ages at 9 a .m. The nursery is open 8:45 a.m. u ntil 15 minutes after the 10 a.m. s ervice ends. Wednesday: Adult B ible study, 9:30 a.m. Visitors are a lways welcome. The Rev. Jim K urtz, rector. Church office 3857 649, for more information. St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal C hurch, 43 Lake June Road, Lake P lacid, FL33852. Phone: 4650 051. Rev. Elizabeth L. Myers, R ector. Sunday Worship, 8 a.m., 1 0:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesday e vening: Holy Communion with H ealing Service, 6:15 p.m. Child c are available at the 8 a.m. and 1 0:30 a.m. Sunday service. Come s ee what makes us different. GRACE BRETHREN Grace Brethren Church, 3626 T hunderbird Road, (863) 8350 869. Dr. Randall Smith, senior p astor. Sunday services at 9 a.m., 1 0:45 a.m. and 6 p.m.; Wednesday s ervices at 7 p.m. We offer "Kid C ity" Children's Ministry throughout a ll services, and there are variosu o ther classes for teens, married c ouples, "prime-timers," and Bible s tudies in Spanish. "Kid City" Day C are, Preschool and After-School M onday-Friday: 7 a.m.-6 p.m. (For r egistration call: 385-3111). Check u s out on the Web at www.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 see christlutheranavonpark.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. Early Sunday service, 8 a.., Sunday school at 9:10 a.m. and the second service at 10:30 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.; Sunday evening worship, 6 p.m. Youth group meets at 5 p.m. Friday. Pastor Lester Osbeck. Asmall friendly church waiting for your visit. Christian Training Ministries Inc., on Sebring Parkway. Enter off County Road 17 on Simpson Avenue. Sunday service is at 10 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m. Anursery and children's church are provided. The church is part of Christian International Ministries Network, a full gospel, non-denominational ministry. Linda M. Downing, minister: Phone, 3149195, lindadowning@live.com. Casey L. Downing, associate minister: Phone, 385-8171, caseydown ing@hotmail.com. Web site is www. christiantrainingministries.net Grace Bible Church, 4541 Thunderbird Road, (second church on left) Sebring, FL33872. Phone, 382-1085. Andrew Katsanis, senior pastor. Saturday Worship, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, 9 and 11 a.m. Tuesday 6 p.m. Grace Bible Academy Adult Investigating Truth; first and third Tuesday, Prayer Gathering, 7:15 p.m.; Wednesday, Children's & Youth Programs, 6 p.m.; Wednesday, 8:30 p.m., College Ministry. www.GBCconnected.org Highlands Community Church a casual contemporary church, meets at 3005 New Life Way. Coffee at 9:30 a.m.; Worship at 10 a.m. Nursery and Kid's World classes. Small groups meet throughout the week. Church phone is 402-1684; Pastor Bruce A. Linhart. Union Congregational Church 106 N. Butler Ave., Avon Park, FL 33825. Sunday worship services are at 7:45 a.m. (informal), 9:15 a.m. (traditional) and 10:45 a.m. (contemporary) in the main sanctuary. Sunday school for all ages is at 9:15 a.m. We also offer Wednesday and Saturday services at 6;15 a.m. and 6 p.m., respectively. Nursery/child care is available for all services. Senior Pastor is Bill Breylinger. Office: 453-3345. Web page at www.weareunion.org All teachings are taken from the Manufacturer's Handbook The Holy Bible. Come join us. Unity Life Enrichment Centre, new location, 10417 Orange Blossom Blvd. S., Sebring, FL 33875; 471-1122; e-mail unity@vistanet.net. Web site, www.unityofsebring.org. 10:30 a.m. Sunday Celebration Service, Nursery and Children's Church. Weekly Classes, Christian Bookstore and Cafe, Prayer Ministry, Life Enrichment Groups. Rev. Andrew C. Conyer, senior minister transforming lives from ordinary to extraordinary. The Way Church, 1005 N. Ridgewood Drive, Sebring. Sunday school and worship service at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Youth activities, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays. The Way is a church family who gathers for contemporary worship, teaching of God's Word, prayer and fellowship. Come early and stay after for fellowship time. Child care and children's church are provided. Reinhold Buxbaum is pastor. The Way Aplace for you. Office Phone:471-6140, Church Cell Phone:381-6190. Email: theway church@hotmail.com Web site: www.TheWayChurch.org PRESBYTERIAN Covenant Presbyterian Church (PCA) 4500 Sun N Lake Blvd., Sebring, 33872-2113. A Congregation of the Presbyterian Church in America. Worship services: Sunday morning worship, informal, 8 a.m.; regular, 10:30 a.m. Sunday School, 9:15 a.m.; Sunday evening, 6:30 p.m.; Wednesday evening Prayer Meeting, 6 p.m.; Youth Group and Kids Quest, 5:307 p.m.; choir practice, 7:15 p.m. Phone: 385-3234; Fax: 385-2759; e-mail: covpres@strato.net ; Web site: www.cpcsebring.org Rev. W. Darrell Arnold, pastor. Office hours: 8:30-11:30 a.m. Monday through Thursday. First Presbyterian Church ARP, 215 E. Circle St., (two entrances on LaGrande), Avon Park, FL33825. Phone: 453-3242. The Rev. Robert Johnson is the pastor. Sunday School, 9:15 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study, 10:30 a.m.; Potluck dinner, 6 p.m. third Wednesday; choir practice, 6:30 p.m. each Wednesday; Esther and Mary Circles business meeting, 3:30 p.m. third Thursday; Sarah Circle business meeting, 7 p.m. second Tuesday; Women's Ministries Combined Bible study, 4 p.m. third Thursday; Family Movie, 4 p.m. third Sunday. Be a part of a warm, caring church family with traditional services, following biblical truth. First Presbyterian Church, ARP, 319 Poinsettia Ave., Sebring, FL33870. 385-0107. Sunday School, all ages, 9:30 a.m.; Worship Service, 11 a.m.; Tuesday: Youth Group, 6-7:30 p.m.; Senior High Youth Group, 6:30-8:15 p.m. Wednesday: Adult Bible Study, 10:30 a.m.; choir rehearsal, 5:30 p.m. Nursery available for Sunday worship. Call the church office for more information and other classes. Rev. Darrell A. Peer, pastor. Gayle Sparks, director of youth ministry. First Presbyterian Church, ARP, www.fpclp.com, 118 N. Oak Ave., Lake Placid, 465-2742. The Rev. Ray Cameron, senior pastor; the Rev. Drew Severance, associate pastor. Sunday morning traditional worship is at 8:15 and 9:30 a.m.; and contemporary worship is at 11 a.m. in Friendship Hall. Avariety of Sunday school classes for adults and children are at 9:45 and 11 a.m. in the educational building. Call the church office for more information about the classes offered. Nursery is provided for babies and toddlers; while young children up to second grade have a special Children's Church offered during the worship service to help them grow in their spiritual knowledge. Spring Lake Presbyterian Church (USA), 5887 U.S. 98, Sebring, FL33876. Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Worship Service, 10 a.m. Session meets at 6:30 p.m. the second Thursday of the month, September throughJune. Board of Deacon's meet at 5:30 p.m. first Monday of the month. Choir rehearses at 7 p.m. each Wednesday, September through April. Presbyterian Women meet at 10 a.m. the third Thursday of the month. Organist: Richard Wedig. Choir Director: Suzan Wedig. Church phone, 655-0713; e-mail, springlakepc@embarqmail.com, Web site, http://slpc.presbychurch.org. SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST Avon Park Seventh-day Adventist Church 1410 West Avon Blvd., AvonPark. Phone: 453-6641 or e-mail: avonparksda@embarqmail.com, Sabbath School, 9:30 a.m Saturday. Wednesday prayer meeting 7 p.m. Church Service 10:45 a.m. Saturday. Community Service hours on Tuesday and Thursday is from 9:00 a.m. till 2 p.m. Asale takes place the first Sunday of each month. Senior Pastor Paul Boling; and Associate Pastor Kameron DeVasher. Walker Memorial Academy Christian School offering education for kindergarten through 12th grades. ALLARE WELCOME. Website is www.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@ear th 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 First Christian ChurchAVON PARK "Grace in the F ace of the Savior" is the sermon t itle this week, with Scripture comi ng from Luke 7:36-50, given by P astor Greg Ratliff Coming Sunday, Oct. 17 at 6:30 p .m. is the Blackwood Gospel Q uartet. Nationally known, and f ound online at www.blackwoodg ospel.com, they will share the g ospel with us through song. This e vent is a free event; a love offeri ng will be taken. First Christian Church of Avon P ark is at 1016 W. Camphor ( behind the Wachovia Bank). Call 4 53-5334 or e-mail firstchrist ianap@embarqmail.com with any q uestions or to request information. T he church Web site is w ww.firstchristianap.com.First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)SEBRING At the Lord's T able this Sunday morning will be D ick Asmussen and Betty Simpson. Communion will be served by Carol Chandler, Chris Baker, Sandra Laufer and Barbara Slinkard. Greeting the congregation will be Todd and Robin Martin. Michael and Carol Graves will work with children's church. Lighting the candles during the month of October will be Catherine Baker. Joyce Winstel will be with the children in the nursery. The pastor's sermon is titled "Through The Roof" with Scripture from Mark 2:1-5.First Presbyterian Church, ARPAVON PARK On Sunday morning, the pastor's sermon is titled "Comparison" based on Acts 26:2-23. The choir's introit will be "Beneath the Shadow" with bass solo by Bill Hawthorne and the anthem will be "Is There Room for a Sinner?" with flute solo by Kathleen Richards. Maxine Johnson, adult Bible study teacher, will continue leading the study of II Samuel Chapter 5 in which David reigns over all Israel. Wendy Garcia teaches the youth and covers issues relevant to today and how they relate to the Bible. The church is at 215 E. Circle St. (with two entrances on Lagrande Street). For questions, call 453-3242. First Presbyterian Church, ARPSEBRING "How Is Your Halo?" is the title of the Rev. Darrell A. Peer's message this Sunday morning.First United Methodist Church of SebringSEBRING The Rev. A.C. Bryant will bring the message "Jesus the True Shepherd" with the Scripture taken from John 10:1-6. The pastor's Bible study is on Wednesday in the morning beginning at 10 a.m. and also an evening supper at 6 p.m. with study beginning at 6:45 p.m. The United Methodist Women's Circles will meet Tuesday. Plan now to attend the Fall Family Festival from 5-7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30. The church is downtown at 126 S. Pine St. Visit the Web site at sebringfirstumc.com. Call the church office for information at 385-5184.Grace Pointe MinistriesSEBRING Grace Pointe Ministries is at 200 Lark Ave., Sebring Hills Association Clubhouse. Sunday final sermon of this series What is God Doing? Another satellite church in New Hampshire has been added. Family fellowship dinner is Sunday, Oct. 17. Details to follow.Memorial United Methodist ChurchLAKE PLACID Claude Burnett, pastoral assistant, will preach at the Heritage Worship Service (traditional) and the Celebration Worship Service (blended) on the subject: "Beyond ING: Worshipping." Rev. Fred Ball will preach at the New Song Contemporary Service in Rob Reynolds Hall on the subject: "Beyond ING: Worshipping." Lake Placid Health Care Center Worship Service at 3:45 p.m., wit h Rev. Dale Schanely, preaching on "Forgiveness." Bible Fellowship will meet in the chapel with Rev. Fred Ball leading the service. The church is at 500 Kent Ave. For information, call 465-2422.Parkway Free Will Baptist ChurchSEBRING The Sunday morn ing Bible lesson, "God's Law Sustains," is taken from the 19th Psalm. Pastor Jim Scaggs will bring the Sunday morning and evening messages. Wednesday;s Bible study continues in Romans.Resurrection Lutheran ChurchAVON PARK On the 20th Sunday after Pentecost, Pastor John Grodzinski's sermon will be based on the 17th Chapter of Luk e. At the early morning service, the Worship and Communion assistan t will be Joan Meier. At the midContinued from page 6B RELIGION Church News Continued on page 9B

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The Busy Bodies meet at 9 a.m. Monday to sew teddy b ears and quilts; the Church C ouncil meets at 7 p.m. T uesday; the Nomads meet a t 5 p.m. at the Outback for t heir monthly dinner, foll owed at 7 p.m. by the M idweek Fragrance Free S ervice and at 2 p.m. T hursday, the J.O.Y. G athering will meet.St. John United Methodist ChurchSEBRING On Sunday m orning, the Rev. Ronald De G enaro Jr. will bring the m essage "One Out of Ten" w ith Scripture from Luke 1 7:11-19. On Tuesday, De Genaro w ill lead the membership c lass St. John 101 at 6:30 p .m. Anyone interested, call t he church office for more details. On Saturday, Oct. 16 St. John will begin the Pit Crew at 8 a.m. This is a general car check for maintenance that may be needed.Sebring Church of the BrethrenSEBRING The pastor will preach on "Fig Tree Faith," with Scripture taken from Luke 19:1-10. Sunday school will be taught by the Rev. Wendell Bohrer and will meet in the Fidelis Room. They will study "God's Law Sustains." They will also be looking at the Scripture Psalm 19.Southside Baptist ChurchSEBRING The Rev. David Altman will speak in the morning worship service from the series, "Not Ashamed of the Gospel." Special music will be presented by Martha Lewis and Laura Ritenour. Awana starts at 5:30 p.m. The pastor will speak in the Sunday evening worship hour on The Family. Louise Pankuch will sing a solo. Wednesday student ministry is at 6:30 p.m. Adult Bible study and prayer meeting starts at 7 p.m. The church is at 379 S. Commerce Ave. For information call 385-0752.Spring Lake Presbyterian ChurchSEBRING "Returning Thanks" is the title of Sunday morning's sermon given by Rev. Barbara Laucks. Scripture will be taken from Luke 17:11-19.Spring Lake United Methodist ChurchSEBRING Spring Lake United Methodist Church is at 8170 Cozumel Lane. The Rev. Clyde Weaver's sermon title is "Positive Aspects of Christianity." Fellowship follows the service.The Way ChurchSEBRING Ateam from Word Of Life in Hudson will lead the worship on Sunday. Come and worship with these delightful young people. The church is at 1005 N. Ridgewood Drive. The office phone is 471-6140; the pastor's cell phone is 381-6190. Church information and the pastors'messages can be viewed at www.thewaychurch.org. Continued from page 7B Church News RELIGION New director of music at St. JohnSEBRING St. John United Methodist Church enthusiastically welcomes Valerie Nicolls as its Director of Music. Valerie received her B.S. degree in music from the University of Minnesota in Duluth, Minn. and spent several years teaching classroom and instrumental music K12 in the Hibbing, Minn. area public schools. Nicolls also has an extensive background in church music serving as choir director, handbell director, organist and pianist at churches in Minnesota and more recently in the Wildwood area. As a volunteer, she has been a Bible school music leader, hospital piano player and trumpet player. St. John is located at 3214 Grand Prix Drive in Sebring. Please call 3821736 or visit the www.stjohnsebring.org.St. Agnes has Blessing of AnimalsSEBRING St. Agnes is having Blessing of the Animals service at 4 p.m. Sunday. This service is in commemoration of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals. All animals and their people are welcome to attend. St. Agnes Episcopal Church is at 3840 Lakeview Drive. Call 3857649.Women's conference comes to SebringSEBRING Women of Fire, Anointing and Power, House of Worship and Praise, 275 Pomegranate Ave. (phone 471-6743), invites area women to their Women's Conference and No. 9 Ladies Ministry The Deborahs at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 15 and 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 16 with a breakfast and lunch served. Registration is $10. Guest speakers are Sheila Ashley from Warner Robins, Ga., Maria Padilla from Philadelphia and Ivette Perez of Sebring. For more information, contact Pastor Ivette Perez at 471-6743.Hall Girls present dinner concertSEBRING The Hall Girls will present a dinner concert at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16 at Dee's Place Restaurant, 138 N. Ridgewood Drive. Donations only. Reservations suggested. Space is limited. Call 4712228.Church dedicates new sanctuarySEBRING First Baptist Church of Lake Josephine would like to announce its upcoming dedication celebration for its new sanctuary. Aguest speaker and dinner on the grounds with music and a three-day revival starts at 10 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 17. Women Reaching Women plans eventSEBRING Women Reaching Women Conference "Look Up" at Bible Fellowship Church on Hammock Road is planned for Friday and Saturday, Oct. 22-23. Kathy Troccoli and Ellie Lofaro will be in attendance for a weekend of solid biblical teaching wit h practical life application, heartfelt songs, inspiring stories, sweet worship and heaps of healing laughter. Conference hours are 7 -9 p.m. on Friday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. Co st is $35, which includes lunch. Advance ticket pur chase is required; tickets and details are available a t the BFC office (385-1024 ). Details also available at www.bfcsebring.com.First Baptist plans number of eventsSEBRING Light the night with Jesus at First Baptist Church of Sebring Fall Festival from 3-5 p.m Saturday, Oct. 30 at the ROC (Recreation Outreac h Center) on Pine Street. Trunk or Treat (open vehi cle trunks decorated and filled with candies), game s, food and fellowship are open to all ages. Women's Fall Retreat, "Living the Sweet Life," i s planned for Friday and Saturday, Oct. 29-30 at th e Avon Park Holiness Camp Call the church office at 385-5154 to register and for more information. Recently, I had an inopp ortune meeting with one of o ur local police officers. I h ad been exceeding the poste d speed, and a set of blue l ights accompanied by a lawm an guided me off the road. H e kindly informed me that I w as speeding and asked to s ee my license. I sat there and wondered h ow much my thoughtless a ct of law-breaking was g oing to cost me. Then I had t he added embarrassment of a n acquaintance passing by a nd seeing my predicament. T o make matters worse, they s topped and asked if I was b roken down. I was forced t o admit with my own lips t hat I had been going a little t oo fast. In what seemed like hours, t he policeman finally r eturned and gave back my l icense with a word of caut ion and reprimand but no t icket. With relief, I drove a way thankful for mercy. As I think on this experie nce, I realize there is a w onderful spiritual applicat ion. Believe it or not, the o fficer did not ask me if I w as a pastor, nor did he i nquire about all the nice t hings I had done for other p eople that day. In fact, I h ad been visiting a family in t he hospital just hours before a nd had spent time with my f amily. But none of this changed the fact that I had broken the law. I didn't try to make excuse for why I was speeding, nor did I try to tell the officer about other people I pass on the roads everyday who speed faster than me. Nothing about me or what I have done could change my wrongdoing in this instance. I could not blame anyone else for my own actions. I had to give account for what I had done, whether by negligence or purposefully. The decision of what my penalty would be lay solely on the shoulders of the policeman. I should have been issued a ticket, but in this case, I was shown mercy. As I look back on my life, I see where I have done wrong countless times. As a sinner, I am naturally inclined to go against God and do what I please. But there is always a penalty for sin. The truth is every person is born in sin. But God only shows mercy to those who are willing to admit that they are wrong. As I agreed with the officer that I had gone over the speed limit, we must agree with God that we have trespassed his boundaries. All the good things done in your life will not negate the fact that you have sinned. The Bible says, "If we offend the law in one point, we are guilty of all." God is not looking at the good things we have done, for "all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags". Just because everyone else does wrong, or even more evil than you feel you have done, you still must give an account to God for your sin. But God is still extending mercy to those who will confess their sin. This requires humility: "God gives grace to the humble." The only reason God can forgive us of our sin is because Jesus already paid for it through His death on the cross. Jesus will not save you as long as you ignore your sin or blame it on someone else. Come to him today by confessing your sin and receive His mercy by faith. Luke Knickerbocker is the pastor of Bethel Baptist Church in Lake Placid, 216 E. Park St. E-mail him at knickprint@ yahoo.com. Lessons from law enforcement Snapshots Timeless Treasure Luke Knickerbocker Slavery is one of the ugliest words I know. T here was a woman in the Bible. Her name is n ever mentioned. She was caught in the very a ct of adultery. Chances are it wasn't the first t ime she had committed the act. Chances are, l ike many people, she was addicted to sex and t he need to feel loved. The scribes and Pharisees brought her b efore Jesus to have her stoned to death. That was the penalty prescribed by the law. ( The law also said that the man should be s toned, but he wasn't brought.) Jesus stooped to the ground and began writi ng as if he hadn't heard them. They continued t o press Him, asking Him what He was going t o do about the situation. We don't know what Jesus was writing. M aybe it was a list of the sins of those accuse rs. Maybe it was the Ten Commandments. W e don't know. His answer is astonishing. Let him who is without sin cast the first s tone." One by one her accusers dropped their r ocks and walked away. Why? Because all of u s, every single human being, is a sinner. We a ll have sin in our lives. We can't help it. We a re all slaves of something or someone. We a re slaves to alcohol, drugs, tobacco, sex, p ornography, movies, sports, whatever it may b e. If you can't control it, if it is controlling you, there is only one remedy. All of the selfhelp books and support groups help you excuse it, deny it, or quit for a while. But it always comes back, and each time it does, it's worse than before. There is only one remedy. We need a relationship with God. He is our heavenly Father if we invite Him to be. His name is Jesus. Isaiah 9:6 says, "...and His name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, mighty God, the everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace." This is important because we have to know who God is. You can't have a relationship with someone you don't know. John 8:31,32 says, "Then Jesus said to those Jews which believed on Him, If you continue in My word, then are you My disciples indeed; and you shall know the Truth, and the Truth shall make you free." Jesus is the answer to any addiction. He will set you free. Contact me. I'll be happy to show you how. Contact Aleta Kay at themarriagementor@yahoo.com We are all slaves to something The Marriage Mentor Aleta Kay RELIGION 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 theNews-Sun'sfrom 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays; fax to 385-2453; send email to editor@newssun.com; or mail to Lifestyle Editor,NewsSun,2227 U.S. 27 South,Sebring,FL 33870. For information, call 385-6155,ext. 516. Classified ads get results! Call 385-6155

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By CHRISTYLEMIRE APMovie CriticChecking into Facebook sporadically while writing my review of "The Social Network," I notice my hairstylist commenting on how freakishly hot it's been in Los Angeles, an old friend announcing she's flying back to Dallas from a business trip in New Jersey and a sports colleague posting a photo of himself while on assignment in Wales covering the Ryder Cup. My dog trainer has seven new friends. Aclassmate from my college newspaper is celebrating a birthday. They're all the usual mundane updates and observations that have become second nature in an age when we must share the meaningless immediately all part of who we are and how we live and work. But the origin tale of Facebook itself is filled with high drama, betrayal and rage just one of the many fascinating contradictions that make "The Social Network" so smart, meaty and compulsively watchable. Director David Fincher and writer Aaron Sorkin have gotten together to create an epic tale about how we're able to tell the world about the tiniest details of our lives; they depict potentially dry, unwieldy topics computer coding and competing lawsuits and they do it in an intimate way. These are two guys who aren't exactly checking their smart phones constantly for new friend requests, but "The Social Network" represents the best of what they do: Fincher's mastery of fluid, visual storytelling, Sorkin's knack for crisp, biting dialogue. It's sharp, funny and tense, has great energy and pulsates with the thrill of discovery. Why we think people are itching to discover so much about us is another conversation for another time. But at age 19, Harvard student Mark Zuckerberg figured out that we'd want to do just that, and he determined it while screwing around on his computer one night in 2003, drunkenly miffed after his girlfriend dumped him. At least, that's how the story goes; Facebook itself calls the movie fiction. Still, here we are now, 500 million users strong worldwide and here Zuckerberg is, billions of dollars richer. Zuckerberg himself is the biggest contradiction of all: a socially inept guy who came up with a revolutionary way for others to connect, a hugely inventive genius who's also depicted as being small, petty and back-stabbing. He's coy about his own life and likes but he's become obscenely wealthy by urging others to divulge theirs. In starring as Zuckerberg, Jesse Eisenberg rises beautifully to the challenge of portraying an unlikable protagonist and making us feel engaged by him or even want to see him succeed, depending on your perspective. And perspective is everything, as you'll find in "The Social Network." Eisenberg hones the awkward intelligence that's become his trademark in films like "The Squid and the Whale" and "Adventureland," but there's an edge to it now, a bitterness that makes him the most dangerous nerd ever. Based on Ben Mezrich's book "The Accidental Billionaires," 'The Social Network" couldn't be more timely, with Trent Reznor's synth-heavy score contributing to the contemporary, techie vibe. But it's a classic tale of ambition, greed, ego and self-destruction. It looks like a Fincher film with its dark, smoky warmth, similar to "Fight Club," 'Panic Room" and "Zodiac." And yet it's his least show-offy film from a technical standpoint (although how he digitally depicts a set of twins is seamless). "The Social Network" moves with great verve but it's all about the dialogue. And that's where Sorkin comes in his 162page script packed neatly into a two-hour film with patter so brisk, especially off the top, it'll make you feel as if you're watching a 1940s screwball comedy. Fincher cuts back and forth between the creation of what we now know to be the juggernaut of Facebook and the depositions in two lawsuits against Zuckerberg. One is from a group of Harvard classmates, twins Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss (Armie Hammer and Josh Pence) and Divya Narendra (Max Minghella), who say Zuckerberg agreed to help them establish their own on-campus socialnetwork, then stole his idea and formed his own. The other is from his former business partner and only close friend back then, Facebook cofounder Eduardo Saverin (Andrew Garfield), who says he was cheated out of millions after providing the earliest financial backing. Each is certain of his telling of the events; "The SocialNetwork" lets us watch them all play out and gives us enough credit to decide for ourselves. And the performances all around bring these various versions of the truth to life. Eisenberg is at the center of it all, but Garfield is just as strong: He's the realist in the equation, but he's also more emotionally invested. And Justin Timberlake is, totally unsurprisingly, charismatic as hell as Sean Parker, the Napster cofounder who encourages Zuckerberg's ambition, as well as his darker instincts. Just as you can't stop yourself from checking into Facebook more than once a day, you'll find yourself drawn to "The Social Network" again and again. It's easily one of the year's best. www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, October 8, 2010Page 9B THE SOCIALPG13 NETWORK(Jesse Eisenberg)2:15 4:15 7:15 9:15YOU AGAIN PG(Betty White, Kristen Bell)2:00 4:30 7:00 9:30THE 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 LOTTERY PG13 TICKET(Lil Bow Wow)2:15 4:15 7:15 9:15 The NewFAIRMOUNTCINEMA63750 US 27 N. Sebring NOW SHOWINGFriday 10/01 Thursday 10/0 7 Suick CinemasInformation 385-9980 Office 385-9908New Dolby Digital Soun d All Seats $6.00for Matinee DearAbby: My boyfriend "Chucky" and I have been together for a while and things are starting to get serious. I'm 15 and he's almost 18. I'm falling in love with him, which has never happened with any other guy. I really think he's "The One." Chucky proposed, but it isn't official yet. I still have no ring, but I'm thinking of accepting. Now he says he wants a baby. I'm too young to be having a baby, but he says he'll take care of me if it happens. I trust him, but I don't know what to believe. A part of me says he'll stay with me, the other part says he'll get scared and leave. What if something goes wrong and I get pregnant by accident? I'm so confused. Can you please help me? Chucky's Girl in Victorville, Calif. DearChucky's Girl: At "almost 18" Chucky is not yet self-supporting, let alone in a position to support a child and at 15, neither are you. Chucky may want a baby to prove to himself that he's a man, but a real man wouldn't put a woman he loves in a vulnerable position and motherhood at 16 is exactly that. Did you know that when young men reach the age of 18 they are considered adults? Adult males who have sex with underage girls can find themselves in jail for it. If you don't have sex with Chucky, there will be no "accidents." It's hard to think clearly when you think you're falling in love, but I'm asking you to make a superhuman effort. I can't stress strongly enough how important it is that you finish high school, so that when you do become a mother you'll be able to support yourself and your child if you need to. Many women do. They also sometimes have to support a husband who can't find work. Before things go any further, please find an adult woman you can confide in. She'll set you straight! DearAbby: Afriend of mine, "Barbie," volunteered to be the maid of honor in my wedding. She didn't attend any of the dress fittings because she doesn't have a ca r. She volunteered t o throw a bridal shower despite having no money and asked my fiance to contribute. After he told Barbie he wa s "tapped out" (because of the wedding bills), she suggested he return some of the gifts he had bought me. Two days before the shower, I learned she had selected a dress more suite d to a stripper pole than a church wedding ceremony At that point, my fiance decided to remove her from the bridal party. Barbie feels slighted an d doesn't understand why w e made the day about "us" and not her. She's genuine ly hurt that we didn't "consid er her financial position." (We didn't ask for her help in the first place.) Would you please lend your vast wisdom and insight to this matter? Denial is Not a River in Egy pt DearDenial: When Barbie volunteered to be your maid of honor, know ing her financial situation you should have politely told her no. Because you didn't, you should have made sure she understood the financial responsibiliti es that went with being in the wedding. And since she ha d no transportation, someon e should have offered her a ride to the dress fitting, which would have enabled you to see her dress selection. That said, your friend was pushy to ask to be in the wedding in the first place, gutsy to expect you r fiance to return your gifts to help her pay for the showe r and clueless about weddin g etiquette. Make a pact to forgive her if she'll forgiv e you, and all of you should go on with your lives. I pr edict it will be in opposite directions. Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. What teens need to know about sex, drugs, AIDS and getting along with peers and parents is in What Every Teen Should Know.' To order, send a business-sized, selfaddressed envelope, plus check or money order for $6 (U.S. funds) to: Dear Abby Teen Booklet, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447. (Postage is included.) First love fills young teen with big questions, doubts Dear Abby Movie Review The Social Network' Rating: PG-13 (sexual content, drug and alcohol use and language) Running time: 120 minutes Review: (of 4) Movie Review Secretariat' R ating: PG (brief mild l anguage) R unning time: 116 min. R eview: (of 4) DIVERSIONS Columbia Pictures Jesse Eisenberg stars as Mark Zuckerberg and Joseph Mazzello stars as Dustin Moskovitz in The Social Network.' The Social Network' epic and intimate at once Classified Ads € 385-6155 NEWS-SUN By DAVID GERMAIN APMovie WriterIn a world of inspiring r eal-life sports stories, the t ale of Secretariat is one o f a kind. It's too bad the H ollywood version about t he legendary racehorse is j ust another one of the p ack. "Secretariat" does what t he horse and its caretake rs never did on the way t o Triple Crown glory in 1 973. The movie plays it c ompletely safe, offering a classy but standard D isney-fication of the t ale, whose thrilling race s cenes are offset by some o f the blandest "you can d o it if you try" dialogue y ou're likely to encounter o n film. Cheery performances f rom Diane Lane as the h ousewife-turned-horseo wner and John M alkovich as S ecretariat's oddball t rainer help rein in some o f the movie's sentimental e xcesses. Yet they're more cheerl eaders than characters, r ooting on the sidelines w ith utterly predictable s logans in an utterly pred ictable manner. Formulaic storytelling i s a given in most sports d ramas, particularly those f rom Disney, which s cored hits by following t he recipe with such hopef ul athletic sagas as "The R ookie" and "Miracle." Still, sports flicks such a s "Seabiscuit" or even l ast year's gooey "The B lind Side" manage to i nspire while digging d eeper into characters and o ffering something more t han yet another pep rally f or underdogs and unlikel y heroes. To be fair, "Secretariat" c an be an exhilarating pep r ally, especially in direct or Randall Wallace's r ousing re-creations of the h orse's runs in the K entucky Derby and P reakness Stakes, and p articularly, a breathless f inale at the Belmont S takes. And Lane, though limi ted by the greeting-card c liches of Mike Rich's s creenplay, is a grandly i ndefatigable competitor a s Penny Chenery, a D enver wife and mom w ho took over her famil y's Virginia stable from h er dying father (Scott G lenn). Needing a winner to t urn around the stable's f inances, Penny hires the f lashy-dressing, somet imes cantankerous trainer L ucien Laurin ( Malkovich) and banks h er fortunes on Big Red, a c hestnut thoroughbred t hat became an internat ional sensation under his r acing name, Secretariat. With pluck and optim ism that occasionally s trains credibility, Lane's P enny overcomes every h urdle, hatching a savvy s cheme to cover the stab le's debts, nursing the h orse through sickness, h olding her family togethe r amid the vexation of h er husband (Dylan W alsh). Secretariat' mixes mush and thrills

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LIVING 10B PAGE News-Sun Friday, October 8, 2010 BYJIMHARRINGTONSan Jose Mercury NewsLet's kick things off here with a cold, hard fact: No artist is entirely original. Everybody is influenced by somebody else. Each artist stands on the shoulders of a giant, who stood on someone else's shoulders before that. That's especially true in music, which is why we find it hilarious when critics, bloggers and celebrity watchers squabble over whether divas such as Ke$ha and Christina Aguilera are stealing from Lady Gaga. Folks, get real they're all stealing pages from Madonna's book. And Madge can trace her lineage back to the likes of Bette Midler, Cher, even Josephine Baker. With that in mind, it's time to draw up a proper family tree of modern dance/R&B/pop divas. Asimilar thing could be done for other genres, such as country (from Loretta Lynn to Tanya Tucker to Gretchen Wilson) and jazz (Billie Holiday to Nina Simone to Diana Krall), but we thought we'd stick with what's currently hot on the Billboard charts. All these singers are, indeed, great talents but don't let any of them fool you that they're true trailblazers. As for the guys, well, when Bob Dylan starts wearing conical bras onstage, we will explore this terrain for them, as well.Carrie UnderwoodLike Clarkson, an "Idol" champ who forged her own style. Unlike Clarkson, her career seems unstoppable.ShakiraWe love more than just her hips, she's a genuine talent who writes and produces her own songs.RihannaShe's not in Beyonce's league yet. Stay tuned.Ke$haShe fancies herself another Gaga, but we think her 15 minutes are going "TiK ToK."Miley CyrusDon't look now, but Cyrus'career eerily mirrors Britney's.Taylor SwiftActually, she's the ultimate anti-Britney, succeeding on wholesomeness and talent.Lady GagaShe's the biggest fish in the pop pond right now, but there's no denying she borrowed from Madonna and Xtina.FergieShe's following Gwen's path, but can she break free of Black Eyed Peas?Katy PerryWith her looks, hooks and likable kookiness, she could eclipse Gwen's fame.Paula AbdulKnown more for her dance moves than her singing. Hey, she'd make a good talent show judge some day.BeyonceBlend Mariah's vocals with Madonna/Cher' s theatrics and her own insanely good dancing, and you have the most thrilling act in popular music.Leona LewisMariah Carey-like pipes from the U.K., and without all the nuttiness.Kelly ClarksonAll "American Idol" singers owe something to Mariah, but Clarkson managed to establish her own style.Britney SpearsUntil the breakdown, she went from Mouseketeer to underage temptress without missing a beat.Christina AguileraThe "Genie in a Bottle" has a powerhouse voice and evolved into one of pop music's great chameleons.Gwen StefaniThe plucky skapop singer gets props for making herself into a pop star and fashion icon.Janet JacksonTechnically, she predates Madonna, but she borrowed from the Material Girl's playbook in her later career.Celine DionWithout Whitney, we might never have heard Dion's over-thetop remake of "All by Myself." What a shame that would've been.Mariah CareyAlong with Whitney (and Aretha Franklin), she ranks as one of the most influential R&B voices of the last 25 years.CHERThe multimedia pioneer was wearing crazy, revealing outfits when Madonna was still in diapers. And she's still at it.DIANAROSSThe voice, the glamour, the attitude. Diana Ross might have singlehandedly brought the diva concept to the pop/R&B era.MADONNAShe took Cher's game to a new level and showed courting controversy could pay the bills.WHITNEY HOUSTONHer extraordinary singing talents tragically lost out to her legendary diva-dom. Is there hope for a comeback?MCT


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