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By ED BALDRIDGE firstname.lastname@example.orgSEBRING Commissioner Je ff Carlson submitted himself to authoriti es on Wednesday in response to a warra nt for his arrest stemming from a boatin g accident which killed his wife. Carlson was operating the boat an d faces charges of boating under the infl uence manslaughter and vessel homicid e, death of another person, according to Ryan Butler, state's attorney for t he 19th Judicial Circuit. Press Secretary for Governor Charl ie Christ Sterling Ivey stated on Thursd ay that he expected the executive order to be released immediately removin g Carlson from his county commissio n seat, and that it would be up to the governor's office to appoint an interim county commissioner. "I expect it to be signed today," Ivey said Thursday morning. "We are just waiting on the state's attorney to give us the offici al paperwork." Butler could not discuss the specifi cs of the toxicology report pending t he issuance of an information, a docume nt that sets the formal facts and charge s, but did state the charges were levi ed because "his blood-alcohol level w as above the legal limit of 0.08." Butler would not comment on if t he toxicology report returned other illeg al substances in addition to the alcohol. The warrant was signed on Tuesda y, according to Florida Fish and Wildli fe Conservation Commission (FWC ) Public Information Officer Joy Hi ll, after a meeting with the state attorn ey and FWC's investigative team. "I don't have all the information o n that yet today, I was just informed of it about 30 minutes ago," Hill said o n Wednesday at 1 p.m. Neither Hill nor Butler would com ment further on the specifics of the ca se pending the paperwork, but did sta te News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY Adam Meredith learned how to handle a lariat for the show. His teacher was Gordy Peer, who is in the Roping Hall of Fame, and taught the Lone Ranger. An hour that could save your lifePAGE10BDragons fall in playoffsPAGE1BLP ponders future after manager votePAGE2ANEWS-SUN Highlands County's Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 Friday-Saturday, November 5-6, 2010www.newssun.comVolume 91/Number 134 | 50 cents www.newssun .com 079099401001 HighLow 72 40Complete Forecast PAGE 10A Partly sunny, breezy and a big cool down Forecast Question: Should Avon Park create a public safety director post? Next question: Overall, were you happy with the results of Tuesday's elections? www.newssun .com Make your voice heard at Online Obituaries John Bailey Age 96, of Sebring Viola Braun Age 91, of Sebring Frances M. Campbell Age 92, of Avon Park Joseph Flaquel Age 71, of Avon Park Robert Seelye Age 87, of Sebring Christopher Simmons Sr. Age 92, of Lake Placid Alfred Yarbrough Age 63, of Avon Park Obituaries, Page 6A Phone ... 385-6155 Fax ... 385-2453O nline: www.newssun.com Yes 18.2% No 81.8% Total votes: 66 Classifieds7A Community Briefs6A Dear Abby9B Editorial & Opinion4A Healthy Living4B Lottery Numbers2A Movie Reviews9B Movie Times9B Religion6B Sports On TV2B Sudoku Puzzle9B Index OK! Election 2010 By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY email@example.comSEBRING Let the word of mouth start here. Highlands Little Theatre's production of "Oklahoma!" is wonderful. Opening today, the musical is HLT's first show of the 2010-2011 season. Director Mike McMillian's interpretation of an American classic is colorful and full of movement; polished and beautifully sung. "Oklahoma!" is a great pick to open a season considered among the best of its kind, it is a play with a history of firsts. The first collaboration between Richard Rogers and Oscar Hammerstein II, it premiered on Broadway in 1943, and was the first HLT opens season with Oklahoma!' News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY In a dream sequence Laurey (Laura Wade) is unable to keep Judd (Dan Burke) from killing Curly (Martin Swift). By SAMANTHAGHOLAR firstname.lastname@example.orgSEBRING One of Highlands County own has been recognized as an "Advocate for Excellence" by colleagues and statewide education supporters. Sebring High School Principal Toni Stivender is the recipient of the 2009 Principal's Advocate for Excellence Award. Stivender, in her eighth year as principal at SHS, was nominated by SHS Library Media Specialist Sandra Rankhorn. "Mrs. Rankhorn has worked really hard on not only the media center, but teachers classrooms as well. She's always going to classrooms and hel ping teachers and constantly improvin g in the library," Stivender said. Stivender humbly stated that t he Florida Association for Media in Education (FAME) award is an hon or but would not take all the credit. It was a group effort," said Stivende r. "Several teachers have always work ed hard at our school to improve readin g with the students." The school effort to improve rea ding lead to a "remarkable" media ce nter that students just can not seem to get enough of. The 30-station lab is utilized daily during every class pe riod. Students are able to learn thin gs and research in ways they never ha ve before. Sebring High's Stivender recipient of FAME Award See HLT, page 5A www.facebook.com/newssun By ED BALDIRDGE email@example.comSEBRING Although the election is over, the work has just begun for the winners. "We have to get to work right away on making the commission whole," Jack Richie said on Thursday. "We have some big challenges facing us including the budget." Richie became the county's District 4 commissioner after defeating incumbent Don Bates Tuesday, and will be sworn in on Nov. 16 along with District 2 winner Don Elwell, and Greg Harris in District 5. "We have to get to work right away on the budget. We have spent our rainy day fund and we need to replace that," Richie said. Richie also stated that he was going to strive to increase the communications and with Highlands County citizens. "We have some brilliant individuals in this county and I want to use them and their ideas to make the county better. I want input from the community," Richie said. Elwell agreed with the budget issues, but added Winners ready to get to work Budget expected to be biggest upcoming issue Elwell Harris Richie See ELECTION, page 3A Carlson charged in fatal boat accident Governor set to suspend him from county commission Carlson See CARLSON, page 5A News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Marilyn Powell, of Sebring, happily waits to check out Thursday on grand opening day of Aldi Food Market in Sebring. Powell said she has shopped Aldi before and looks forward to having a store locally because of their good prices and variety. The store is open Mon.-Fri 9 a.m.-8 p.m., and Saturday 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Aldi opening draws big crowd Principal recognized as Advocate of Excellence' See STIVENDER, page 3A
Special to the News-SunAVON PARK Mowers were fired up to rip around the track at Ridge Area Arc last Friday, Oct. 29, but it was not to mow the lawn. Two representatives from the Florida Lawnracing Association in Avon Park came out to do a demonstration and tell about their organization. This was part of a Fall Festival celebration being hosted by Ridge Area Arc for individuals with disabilities and the staff. Charles Butcher, the president of the association, told all about the safety equipment a protective suit, neck brace and helmet that is used by the racers while Kip Stoops, advertising director and racer, showed each item. Butcher explained that their mowers are souped up and can go as fast as 40 mph and one driver has the world record speed of 96 mph on a lawnmower. He compared that to the average speed of 2-5 mph that most people go on their riding mowers at home. Each mower is given a class to compete in according to the modifications made to their machines. "Don't try this at home," Butcher emphasized. "We are trained and our machines are designed to handle racing." Butcher invited everyone to come watch them at their next racing event on Saturday at the Avon Park Mowerplex on Herrick Road just past the Avon Park Airport on State Road 64. Admission is $5 and gates open at 5 p.m. They brought out two different types of riding mowers to show the consumers at Arc. Butcher and Stoops then did a demonstration of how they have to mount the machines and take off to race. They stood behind the mowers with the key in their hand until the starter said go. Then they leaped in the air onto the seat while sticking the key in the ignition to start the engine. Stoops was a little slow in getting started since his engine was cold but he got it fired up and raced with Butcher on their lawnmowers around the dirt on the inside of the Arc track. Butcher kept the lead the entire time. "Did you notice that I was on two wheels at one time while making that turn," Butcher later asked some bystanders after he finished. Arc consumer Alex Lopez was the honorary starter of the race between Butcher and Stoops. Everyone cheered during the race and were totally amazed at how fast they went. "Wow! Look at them go," Arc consumer William Dickson said. Arc consumer Paul Hurtubise could not stop jumping up and down with excitement as he watched the racers go around the track. "I like this, I like this," he kept saying. After the checkered flag was waved, the two men autographed photos for everyone and posed for pictures. Page 2ANews-SunFriday, November 5, 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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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, Nov. 3: Andrew Blaze Caridi, 19, of Lake Placid, was charged with driving while license suspended. Jeffery Dwayne Carlson, 40, of Sebring, was arrested on two outof-county warrants reference vessel homicide and BUI manslaughter. Cory Allen Cole, 18, of Lake Placid, was charged with unlawful use of blue lights. Everado Garcia, 18, of Lake Placid, was charged with dealing in stolen property. Danitza Marilyn Gomez Morris, 25, of Lorida, was charged with violation of a municipal ordinance. Angel Antonio Gonzalez, 43, of Miami, was charged with failure to appear referenced expired driver license. Robert William Hewett, 26, of Sebring, was charged with violation of probation reference resisting arrest without violence. Charles Allen Kempton, 26, of Avon Park, was charged with operating a motor vehicle without a valid license and petit theft from a merchant. Richard Cordero Martinez, 40, of Lake Placid, was charged with possession of marijuana and possession and or use of drug equipment. Ernestine Matthews, 56, of Avon Park, was charged with failure to appear reference petit theft. John Bernard Moretto, 44, of Lake Placid, was charged with driving while license suspended. Bryce Eugene Newton, 36, of Lake Placid, was charged with violation of probation reference possession of cocaine. Ellen Diane Pickett, 28, of Frostproof, was charged with driving while license suspended, possession of a weapon or ammunition by a convicted felon, and DUI. Milagros Burgos Ramirez, 28, of Lake Placid, was charged with possession and or use of drug equipment, and possession of marijuana. Nataichalee Rodriguez, 26, of Avon Park, was charged with violation of probation reference child abuse. Crystal Suzette Sadens-Cocchiar, 38, of Sebring, was charged with violation of probation reference possession of methamphetamine. Stephen Gerald Shuart, 24, of Avon Park, was charged with failure to appear reference DUI. The following people were booked into the Highlands County Jail on Tuesday, Nov. 2: Charles Thomas Edward Bish, 35, of Sebring, was arrested when he failed to register as a sex offender as required. Kristin Nicole Bruno, 31, of Sebring, was charged with three counts of possession of opium or a derivative with intent to POLICEBLOTTER Continued on page 5A Courtesy photo Alex Lopez, a consumer at Arc, was the honorary starter for the lawnracing demonstration done at Ridge Area Arc on Oct. 29. Charles Butcher (left) and Kip Stoops prepare to mount their machines. Mowers fired up for racing demonstration at Arc Courtesy photo Charles Butcher, president of the Florida Lawnracing Association, shows everyone at Ridge Area Arc a checkered flag used in a race while he told about his lawnmowers. Special to the News-SunAVON PARK A Veterans Day remembrance ceremony to honor all military veterans will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 11, at the flagpole on the South Florida Community College Highlands Campus. The public is invited. The program includes guest speakers Cesar Pizon, Retired Command Sergeant Major, U.S. Army, and James Westberry, Air Medal, Vietnam. The Avon Park High School Air Force Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (AFJROTC), Knights of Columbus, Our Lady Queen of the Universe Assembly, and the SFCC Basic Corrections Academy Class 2010-177 will also be present during the ceremony. The program concludes with a Remembrance Walk along the SFCC campus. "Freedom isn't free, and we owe a large debt of gratitude to our military veterans," said Erik Christensen, chair, SFCC Natural Sciences, and retired Cmdr., U.S. Navy. For more information, contract Christensen at 84-7363. Veterans Day remembrance planned at SFCC By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY firstname.lastname@example.org omLAKE PLACID City Council members Ray Royce and Steve Bastardi, who have been the driving forces behind the movement to create a town manager position, were disappointed with the Tuesday election results. Of the 385 individuals who cast votes on the referendum, 118 were for and 267 against. Put another way, 30.6 percent were in favor of a town manager and 69.3 percent were opposed a ration of more than two to one. "Obviously, it is extremely clear the Lake Placid voters were uncomfortable making a change," Royce said in a telephone interview Thursday morning. "I'm very disappointed because a city manager form of government is more efficient and more cost effective. "I congratulate (community activist) Marlene Barger and (town council member) Debra Worley, who did a good job of convincing voters (to their opposing point view), although I don't consider all their facts to be accurate. "Now we have to go forward and do the best we can." Bastardi was also let down by the result. "I firmly believe a city manager is more effective," he said. "Unfortunately, the public didn't believe or trust us." "Most people probably don't understand we can't get together to solve problems," he said, referring to the Government in the Sunshine laws that prevent private conversations between elected officials. Instead of being able to quickly talk directly to the mayor, Bastardi said he would have to wait for the town council meeting. "It slows the whole process down," he said. "I don't know where we go from here," he added, except forward with what we've got. We'll be all righ t. It's not the end of t he world." On the other han d, Barger, who opposed t he idea of a town manager, w as pleased and had suggestio ns of what should happen nex t. "I think the citizens cam e out and did the right thing ," she said. "Now there a re several things we need do ." Barger recommen ds reviewing past audits. "W e need to get our fiscal hou se in order," she said, addin g that audits have shown pe rsistent problems with t he way the town keeps i ts books. She suggests contractin g with an accountant poin ting out there is a large po ol of retired talent in town to do a three-month analys is and work with the town 's official auditors to ma ke recommendations th at would be discussed at cou ncil meetings. Barger also feels a clo se look at the city charter is in order, to be sure job descri ptions are clear, as well as t he required qualifications f or each job, their pay scale s, and standards of perform ance. She also said that a formal performance revie w process should be put in place. "It is the only way to ha ve a real discussion," she sai d, adding that more effort h as to be made to publici ze meeting and workshop s. "There is a lack of comm unication with the populace ," Barger said. Town council memb er Worley basically agre ed with Barger. "It's clear t he people spoke and they a re not ready for (a city mana ger) form of governme nt yet," she said. "They pref er to see the mayor and t he council take a more acti ve role in managing the go vernment." The News-Sun w as unable to reach Mayor Joh n Holbrook and council mem ber Cheryl Davis for com ment. The next council meetin g is at 5:30 p.m. Monday at Town Hall. LP ponders what to do next Proposal to switch to city manager system voted down
"When we were in school o ur library was nothing like t his. All we could do was c heck out a book and r esearch with the old B ritannica Encyclopedias," s aid Stivender with a chuckl e. "I'm extremely proud of i t. I'm proud of our librarian, t he teachers that work with t he kids, and I'm proud to be a part of this school. I love S ebring." The Library Media Center i s a treat for both students a nd faculty members. The e ntire school has benefited f rom the use of it and the f uture plans the administrat ion has for it and the students, Stivender said. "I have lunch duty and all throughout lunch I hear kids asking "Can I go to the library?" said Stivender. With the FAME award already in her grasp, Stivender still feels there is more work to be done; she has no plans of stopping improvements on the students school grade or reading skills. "If I couldn't read I'd be devastated. To see the children get excited and become interested, it is so fulfilling to me," Stivender said. Stivender will attend a luncheon and conference in Orlando today. Media specialists from across the state will be in attendance as Stivender receives her award. Special to the News-SunAVON PARK Although m any recognize October as b eing dedicated to Breast C ancer Awareness Month, it i s also a time to bring awaren ess to domestic violence. As part of National D omestic Violence A wareness Month, the Avon P ark Correctional Institution p ut together a training prog ram luncheon on Oct. 16 to b ring local attention to the m atter. Highlands County Major M ark Schrader, Law E nforcement Bureau comm ander, was the keynote s peaker. Schrader shared his v ast knowledge of investigati ng and dealing with abusers a nd victims in his many years o f law enforcement. He shared with an audie nce of more than 70 attend ees from correctional secur ity and non-security staff, s everal statistics, real situat ions and even self-blame s cenarios used in domestic v iolence. Statistics show that every 3 6 hours a person is killed by a family member and that 85 p ercent of victims are female. S chrader voiced how import ant it is that if you or someo ne you know is involved in a domestic situation we as f amily, friends, co-workers o r church members need to h elp get the victim out of h arm's way. It does not matter how much money or how expensive a person lives, "domestic violence is still domestic violence, and it's wrong." Schrader went on to state that many cases are never reported because of self blame, guilt, shame or generational cycles. But his message remained the same: Domestic violence is wrong, unlawful and the public must step up to stop the violence. APCI Major Shirley Johnson compared domestic violence to "the silent killer, hypertension, because we hide it or just don't want to admit it's there, but in the end unless we get control of it death may occur as a result." Next year Johnson plans to lead her coworkers, and encourages the public's involvement, in a walk to raise awareness of domestic violence. "It is too vital to keep under a shell. As a community we must come together and stop this madness and remember that children are deeply affected by domestic violence. Prior to the luncheon, staff brought items needed for the Highlands County Family Safe House. www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, November 5, 2010Page 3A Restaurant & Coffee ShopSebring Square382-2333Mon-Sat 6:30am-2pm Sunday 7am-2pmThe Best Part of Waking Up is Folgers coffee at Dots! This week onlyDAILY BREAKFASTSPECIAL ONLY$3002 eggs, ham, homefries or grits and toast! with purchase of coffee, tea or soda. Reg. Price $599 WE REPAIR HIGH PRICES SEBRING DISCOUNT BEVERAGES3750 U.S. 27 North, Unit C1 471-2277Next to Fairmount Cinema 6 Open Mon-Sat 9-6 Closed Sunday Tobacco Products, Candy, Cold Beer, Housewares, Gifts & MORE!LOW PRICE MANY GOOD BARGAINS CLOSEOUTS!*Prices do not include tax. Natural Light and Natural Ice All Old Milwaukees Best Reg, Lt, Ice$6.99 12 Pack Budweiser and Bud Light$10.99 12 Pack Busch, Busch Light and Bud Ice$11.29 18 Pack Baseball Style Hats Many Designs, Including Camo$4.00 Each Genuine Zippo Lighters All 20% Off Smoke Odor Exterminator Great for Smokers & Household Odors Candles/Spray Can $5.79/$6.79 305s and ROMY 3 Pack Deal $10.30 For 3 Misty$44.99 Carton Winston$46.99 Carton Newport$48.49 Carton 3 Pack Deal $4.99 Each USA Gold$43.99 Carton Seneca$31.69 Carton Smokin Joes$30.99 Carton Cigarette Style Little Cigars Many Brands $6.99 $10.99 Carton Breakfast sold from 8-10 a.m. by the Avon Park Knights of Columbus. Hot dogs, pulled pork, popcorn, beverages, Bounce House and Rock Climbing Wall, Arts & Crafts, Flea Market and Exhibits available. Free admission to festival. Reserve a vendor space by calling Connie Sewell at 452-1295, ext 107.WIENER WALK at 11 a.m.Dachshunds and their owners wearing costumes (or not) will parade before the spectators. Must pre-register. No entry fee. Awards given in 3 categories of costumes: Best Dressed Wiener Dog, Best Dressed Team (Wiener Dog/Person), and Best Float (Wiener Dog riding in a pulled device).WIENER DOG RACE at Noon Awards presented in 4 racing categories of dachshunds: Puppy Race, Senior/ Disabled Race, Adult Race and Top Dog Race. Pre-registration required by Nov. 10. Cost is $10 per race. No other pets allowed in festival. No food or drink (except for dogs) can be carried into festival. All proceeds benet Ridge Area Arc. For registration forms or details, contact Ridge Area Arc, 120 West College Drive,Avon Park, FL 33825; (863) 452-1295, ext. 124; or email email@example.com.SATURDAY, NOV. 13, 2010 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.Avon Park Memorial Football Field, State Street, Avon Park Sponsored by: Fizzion David & Doris Magowan News-Sun Alan Jay Automotive Citrus Animal Clinic Dog Designs by Dana Duffers Sports Grille Highlands County Commissioner Barbara Stewart Courtesy photo T hose helping coordinate Avon Park Correctional Institution's Domestic Violence A wareness luncheon were (from left) Assistant Warden C.W. Johnson, Warden Jeffrey T rovillion, and Major S.W. Johnson, are shown with Major Mark Schrader, Becky Smalls of the Highlands County Sheriff's Office and Lucy Mull of the Highlands County Family Safe House. APCI holds domestic violence training program Courtesy photo Avon Park Correctional Institution Warden Jeffrey Trovillion (left) presents Highlands County Sheriff's Office Major Mark Schrader with a plaque in appreciation of his talk regarding domestic violence. two others that the new commission would face. "Budget, sheriff's building and new county administrator are the big three," Elwell said. "We are looking at another 10 percent cut in revenue, and that means we are past the fat and gristle and into the meat and the bone of the budget. "But it is going to take teamwork and some thinking outside the box to help with the budget this year. The only thing we can do right now is break through the barriers of old-school thinking. That combined with transparency and communication with the public are going to be key to a successful budget," Elwell said. Elwell volunteered that he thought that the budget could be brought in line with declining revenues without tax increases. "Raising taxes is a last resort. The county has already made some progress in cutting expenses by consolidating technology and combining services, and we need more of that thinking," said Elwell. In Avon Park, the voter turnout was smaller, but the issues are the same. Incumbent Mayor Sharon Schuler retained her seat, but also understands that the economy will be a big part of the upcoming budget season. "We made some drastic cuts last year, so we are in solid shape, but the revenue is going to continue to slide. The state will have less money to share this upcoming year, and we will have to focus on the budget. The budget will be the biggest challenge for the next four years," Schuler said. But despite the statewide economic struggles, Schul er sees some bright spots f or her city. The city has alread y gained six new business es over the past few month s, and Schuler wants to co ntinue that trend. "We were lucky to get an incubator started, and th at has brought some new bus iness to the community. W e need to keep that going. W e have to find ways to conti nue to recruit new business to Avon Park. That has to be a priority," Schuler said. Parke Sutherland, wh o beat out incumbent AlJ oe Hinson for the Avon Pa rk Council seat was not ava ilable for comment by pre ss time. Avon Park's electees a re traditionally sworn in on t he first work day after the fir st of the year, which falls o n Jan. 4 this year, accordin g to City Clerk Cher yl Tietjen. Continued from page 1A Continued from page 1A Election winners ready to work Stivender to be honored today Associated PressTALLAHASSEE F lorida's new Republican l eadership is taking their n ewly elected governor at his w ord. They're getting to w ork. Incoming Senate President M ike Haridopolos, R-Merritt I sland, and the speaker design ate, Rep. Dean Cannon, RW inter Park, said Thursday t hey will take up several bills v etoed by outgoing Gov. C harlie Crist when they r eturn for an organizational s ession Nov. 16. The most notable include C rist's veto of a $9.7 million b udget item that would pay f or treating uninsured p atients at Shands Hospital at t he University of Florida and d raw down federal matching m oney. New legislative leaders looking at veto overrides News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMON S Apprentice lineman Matt Perry and a crew of Glades Electric workers load-up a downed powerline Thursday morning on Sparta Road in Sebring. A heavy storm knocked the powerline down and caused power outages for hundreds of people in the area including Cracker Trail Elementary School. The school regained power around 9 a.m. Storm causes damage, power outage
W ould you spend big money on a p roject without first m aking sure it w ould work? Of c ourse you wouldn 't. That's because y ou'd be spending y our own money.Not so with federal agenc ies. They have your money t o burn, and they do. Take the r idiculous "invisible fence" a long the U.S.-Mexico border. The Department of H omeland Security has paid t he Boeing Co. to install the h igh-tech system which c onsists of cameras, radar, m otion sensors and vibration d etectors to thwart human t rafficking and drug smugg ling. If it weren't for the fact t hat the cameras can't monitor a s wide an area as expected, a nd the motion sensors can't t ell the difference between a p erson and a tumbleweed, it w ould be a really, really great f ence. Boeing hasn't even provide d accurate information about t he work it has done, accordi ng to the Government A ccountability Office. So, the D HS reportedly has decided it w on't exercise its option for B oeing to continue the proje ct. Hey, better to wake up l ate than never to wake up at a ll. Fences, invisible or otherw ise, are not necessarily g oing to enhance U.S. securit y. For that purpose, it would h ave been smarter and more e ffective to invest $1 billion i n improving our human intell igence-gathering capacity. T hat's what works against shadowy networks of bad guys. As for illegal immigration, comprehensive reform is necessary. Border protection is part of that, and so is forcing employers to make sure workers they hire are in the country legally. Many of them aren't, and sanctions against employers who break the rules are not being enforced well. Unquestionably, there are serious issues of border security and illegal immigration that we must address as a nation. But let's make sure that what we do to patrol and guard the border is worth what we spend. An editorial from the Orlando Sentinel.According to legend, the late Willie Sutton, who stole an estimated $2 million during his 40-year crime spree, said that he robbed banks because "that's where the money is." Poor Willie. By today's standards, he would be a piker, and a fool to boot. Any self-respecting thief could tell him that the real money these days is in Medicare fraud. The money's better, there's less chance of getting caught and it's safer than walking into a bank full of armed guards and yelling, "Stick 'em up!" The recent takedown of a Miami-based Medicare fraud factory offers an audacious case in point. Federal prosecutors charged four executives of American Therapeutic Corp., the nation's largest chain of mental-health clinics, with scheming to fleece $200 million from Medicare by submitting bogus claims. Medicare actually paid the company $83 million since 2003. Hurrah! We're all in favor of shutting down criminal enterprises, but it's nothing short of outrageous that a crime of such mind-boggling scope could be allowed to go undetected for so long. ... Investigators apparently became wise because of a whistle-blower's complaint. It shouldn't have come to that. According to a report by The Miami Herald's Jay Weaver, Medicare paid $171 million to Florida clinics, with almost all of it going to mental health operators in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties. Reimbursements to South Florida clinics alone accounted for 56 percent of Medicare's entire payments to mental health centers nationwide last year, according to the agency's records. We'd love to know what Medicare was thinking, really. Unless one believes that there are more people in South Florida needing mental health treatment than there are in the rest of the country let's not go there this should have been a huge warning sign. Relief is in sight, but it can't come fast enough. ... It shouldn't take eight years to spot a vast fraud conspiracy, nor should technology be necessary to spot a huge ripoff like the one alleged against American Therapeutic. An editorial from the Miami Herald. Page 4ANews-SunFriday, November 5, 2010www.newssun.com EDITORIAL& OPINION TODAY'SEDITORIALTODAY'SLETTERS 2227 U.S. 27 South Sebring, FL 33870 863-385-6155 NEWSROOMROMONA WASHINGTONPublisher/Executive Editor Ext. firstname.lastname@example.org SCOTT DRESSELEditor Ext. email@example.comDAN HOEHNESports Editor Ext. firstname.lastname@example.org ADVERTISINGVICKIE JONESExt. email@example.com CIRCULATIONTONY MCCOWANExt. firstname.lastname@example.org PRE-PRESSKEN BAREFIELDProduction Coordinator Ext. email@example.com BUSINESS OFFICEJANET EMERSONExt. firstname.lastname@example.org Other viewpoints Questioning of minor was wrong E ditor: Based upon the majority of the r esponses to my original letter to t he editor, apparently some readers d id not understand the point of my l etter. I objected to the questioning o f my daughter by the booth volunt eer because my daughter is a minor a nd not of legal voting age. By defin ition, this means that my daughter, a s well as all that are less than 18 y ears of age, is not experienced or m ature enough to make political d ecisions, especially when being i nterrogated by an adult. Let me be absolutely clear on a nother point; had this same quest ioning happened at the booth of the H ighlands County Democratic P arty, or any other political group, m y reaction to this type of questioni ng would have been exactly the s ame. This is about the interrogat ion of a minor by an adult, not a bout any discussion of ideology. However, a few responses have i ndicated that my daughter and I are n ot to be believed because I did not g ive a complete replay of the incid ent. I did not include that because I did not think that it was relevant t o the issue that I was raising about t he interrogation of a minor by an a dult stranger. Since some feel that i t is important, I will share it. The booth volunteer was quest ioning my daughter about her s tance on abortion, because my d aughter had picked up an Alex S ink button at the democratic party booth. This volunteer was accusing my daughter of being in favor of abortion. This type of questioning, particularly because of this sensitive subject and because a minor was being questioned, was and is completely improper. On a more positive note, on Tuesday evening, I received a phone call from an official of the Highlands County Republican Executive Committee. We had a very pleasant and informative conversion. After this phone call, I am convinced that my daughter's treatment happened because of an overzealous volunteer, and does not reflect any general attitude or practice of the Highland County Republican Party. And with that, I will consider the matter closed. Ron Zachary Avon ParkShould U.S. really go to Big Government?Editor: Attention Millie Grime: Where are you getting your distorted information? Do you really believe Big Government take over, our debt to China, loosing our freedom of speech and human rights is the way our country should go? Angie Green SebringLetters being sent to stop billEditor: I have sent the following to Crist@MyFlorida.com; info@JeffKottkamp.com; email@example.com; Denise Grimsley & Baxter Troutman: SB 550 will make a profound negative financial impact on us who are retired and "trying" to live on Social Security and other limited incomes. Though we are not at the "poverty" level, many more of these "little" unnecessary requirements from our government will eventually cause us to be there. I ask that you please work to repeal SB 550. Each of you reading this is encouraged to write also. Billie Goff Avon ParkDon't push your beliefs onto othersEditor: This is in response to Mr. Zachary's letter in the News-Sun on Wednesday, Oct. 25. Sir, I can understand your frustration with the approach taken when your underage daughter asked some questions from a local party representative. But, after reading the rest of your commentary, I must question your response. First of all, let's move forward to your last line in your response. Your daughter was so traumatized that she has totally switched her conservative beliefs to a liberal agenda, ie, the democratic party? That is admirable that she would be so astute to change her thinking for a lifetime, and hopefully she lives another 75 years or more. Secondly, it is great that you have so much faith that it all was portrayed as you describe, especially since you said it yourself that you were not there to hear the conversation. Now, I am not implying that this did not happen, what I am implying is that you sir, are representing your beliefs through an experience that your daughter had. It is so sad that we as a society must push onto others our beliefs through the most purest entity that we have, our youth. Let's move forward, and let's agree to disagree, but for God's sake, let's not use our children to do so. Gregory L. Kingery SebringA time to raise awareness of compassionate careEditor: November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month, a time set to raise awareness of the compassionate care that hospice and palliative care professionals provide to patients and their loved ones. Each day, hospice professionals partner with our families, our friends, our neighbors and our colleagues to address the many challenges associated with life-limiting illnesses. Hospice provides the physical, social, emotional and spiritual support to answer the difficult questions, offer the sound advice and comfort the intense fears that come at a vulnerable time. On a personal note, I want to share why hospice is important to me. In the mid-1970s, my mother wa s diagnosed with ALS, a cruel disease. I was a young woman with three small children, and I spent a great deal of time at my mother's bedside, caring for her as she rapid ly declined. At that time there was no hospice, there were no support groups, there were no fundraisers. It was my father, my sister and me, and it was a hard, isolated, sad journey. I made up my mind that, if given the chance, I would help oth ers in the same situation. Over the years, I had friends and loved ones receive hospice care at the end of life. Two years ago I joined the volu nteer ranks at Good Shepherd Hospice, where I've had the oppor tunity to help a family dealing wit h the ravages of dementia. I visit on ce a week, giving the spouse a short break to deal with the ordinary aspects of life. It gives me great sa tisfaction to know that I can provid e a small bit of help so someone doesn't have to face these issues alone, as I did. I have seen firsthand the compa ssionate care hospice brings to each experience. If you or a loved one i s coping with the challenges of advancing age or an advancing illness, I encourage you to learn mor e about hospice a special kind of care that provides dignity, hope an d love at the end of life. Marilyn McAdam s Sebring Good Shepherd Hospi ce volunte er Sebring Baseball is not only the Great American Pastime, but also the Great American Metaphor. So, it says here: If politicians and their supporters had behaved more like the San Francisco Giants and their fans, the seriously botched midterm elections of 2010 might have played out differently. It starts with the leader, who in the Giants'case is a 35-year veteran of baseball politics named Bruce Bochy. Boch, as players and media like to call him, governed quietly but passionately, with a firm hand. When challenged by critics during the long season he remained true to his principles, never wavering or making excuses. Other than a brilliant pitching staff, the Giants are a nation of few superstars; they are a unit whose whole is greater than the sum of its parts. To win, they often had to reach across the aisle to find compromise for example, swapping outfielders in the late innings of almost every game to balance the offensive strengths of some with the defensive strengths of others. The Giants won with a roster of immigrants. Ross, Fontenot, Burrell, Lopez, Ramirez they were all playing elsewhere when the season began. Yet they were welcomed by San Francisco players and fans based only on character and contribution. When one, Guillen, made an apparent legal misstep late in the season, he was gently cast aside, but not vilified. It was a community in which young people like Posey and Bumgarner blended perfectly with the game's senior citizens like Renteria, who emerged as the Series' Most Valuable Player. Asked during the champagne celebration what made this population so special, Wilson, th e Majority Leader of the Bullpen, said simply: They all arrived on time every day, knew what had to be done, and went about doing it with out complaining. Sounds so simple doesn't it? After more than five decades without a world championship, California voters had every right to be frustrated. New ownership took over the Giants and pledged there would be change fans could believe i n. More players would be developed within the organ ization, and a new sense of pride would prevail. But it would take time, and fans who supported the effort would have to be patient, realizing that previous administrations created a si tuation that could not be cor rected overnight. Ron Washington, the losing manager, was eloquent in his concession speech. "Yo u know," he said, "I'm the leader of the Texas Rangers but I'm only as good as my followers, and my follower s are pretty good." Meanwhile, on the politi cal playing field where th e games really count things became more nasty and div isive as the season wore on. Team spirit was frequently replaced by individual gree d. Voters showed little patienc e after barely two years of rebuilding. Too often it seems that we're better at sports than a t many of the more importan t things. That's a shame, because Americans prove repeatedly on the diamond that we rea lly do know what it takes to win. Peter Funt is a writer and public speaker; he may be reached at www.CandidCamera.com, he's also the long-time host of "Candid Camera." 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www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, November 5, 2010Page 5A 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 sell/manufacture/deliver, two counts of selling opium or a derivative, and trafficking opium or a derivative. Victor Antonio Delagua, 19, of Sebring, was charged with operating a motor vehicle without a valid license. Timothy Daniel Kiker, 32, of Avon Park, was charged with violation of probation reference burglary. Rafael Eugene VargasVelasquez, 23, of Frostproof, was charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance without a prescription. Continued from page 2A POLICEBLOTTER musical to be awarded a Pulitzer Prize. "Oklahoma!" broke new ground using lyrics to advance the plot and weaving ballet into the choreography. The music was innovative and fresh, with a rich, complicated, yet hummable score. The story takes place in 1906, when Oklahoma is still known as the Indian Territories. It is built around a romance between two independent-minded people, Laurey and Curly, who are strongly attracted to one another. Laurey, however, wants to make her own choices, and in so doing, puts herself in danger from her hired hand, Judd Fry, a dark and scary man. Asub-plot has Will Parker desperately trying to get his girl, Ado Annie, to be faithful to him. The show includes songs that are now classic "Oh What a Beautiful Morning," "People Will Say We're in Love," and of course "Oklahoma!" which is that state's official song. The HLTproduction is lively and fluid, with the cast joining the stage crew to change scenes in view of the audience set pieces are on casters so everything slides into place. As for the talent on stage the singing is exceptional. Mark Swift as Curly and Laura Wade as Laurey are perfectly matched, and both can act. Adam Meredith as Will Parker and Heather Lemos as Ado Annie provide comic relief. Meredith, who was taught to twirl a lasso for the show by Gordy Peer, a member of the Roping Hall of Fame, does some impressive tricks. When Swift joins Dan Burke playing Judd Fry for the duet "Poor Judd is Dead," their voices blend into a powerful sound. Brenda Hippchen as Aunt Eller kicks up her heels and Lydia Ford as Gertie Cummings produces a horse whinny of a laugh that lives on in the mind. With a chorus of 23, and 11 speaking roles, "Oklahoma!" fills the stage. In a telephone interview, McMillian said rehearsals lasted three months, and that despite the large cast everyone worked well together. "There was no whining or complaining," he said. "Everyone did what they were asked to do, cast and crew." He especially wanted to the Cohan Radio Group for backing the production. "It's getting harder and harder to find sponsors," he said. What impressed him the most, however, were the number of new faces, and families in the show. "We have two sisters, three husbands and wives, mothers and daughters, fathers and sons and a grandmother and granddaughter," he said. "Real community theater, I would say." Tickets may be bought on online at www.highlandslittletheatre.org or at the box office. Call 382-2525 for more information. Continued from page 1A News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY HLT's production of Oklahoma!' has a cast of 34, 23 of whom form the chorus. The farmers and cowboys here are looking at the latest in peep-show entertainment. t hat once Carlson requested t he documents in the discove ry phase of the trial, they w ould be public record. According to the H ighlands County Sheriff's w eb site, Carlson was booked i nto custody at 11:28 a.m. a nd released in just over an h our on bond of $5,000 at 1 2:31 p.m. If found guilty, Carlson c ould face the maximum p enalty of up to 15 years in p rison and a $10,000 fine, a ccording to Butler. Carlson had no comment a bout the incident on W ednesday. Carlson, 40, was operating a 22-foot pleasure boat when i t struck a channel marker n ear an Indian River County m arina and restaurant. The commissioner's wife J ulie Carlson, 39, was thrown a gainst the marker and suff ered injuries to her head, a ccording to the initial FWC r eport, and she died the foll owing day at the Holmes R egional Medical Center in M elbourne. The report stated the pair h ad been boating and drinki ng with brother-in-law Scott N oethlich, 45, Sebring's city a dministrator, and his wife A nnie Noethlich, 45. No one else was injured in t he accident. Continued from page 1A Carlson charged in wife's death HLT's Oklahoma!' a treat By MARCIADUNN APAerospace WriterCAPE CANAVERAL Storms prevented Discovery from blasting off on its final journey Thursday, the latest in a series of postponements for NASA's oldest and most traveled space shuttle. Just before daybreak, mission managers called off the afternoon liftoff and said they would try again today. Rain was pounding the area, and meteorologists said there was little chance the weather would break in time for Thursday's planned launch. The official forecast was 80 percent "no go." "As crazy luck would have it," the area's monthlong drought ended Thursday, said Pete Nickolenko, assistant launch director. "If it looked like there was any possible chance of giving it a shot, then I think we would have," he said. "It was really very clear today that it just wasn't looking to be our day weather-wise," Nickolenko said. On Friday, the weather outlook improves. There is a 60 percent chance that conditions will be acceptable for launch once the cold front passes through, although wind will be a concern. Managers will meet again early Friday to evaluate the weather. If they feel they have a decent shot, they will give the go-ahead to fuel Discovery for lifto ff. Liftoff today would be at 3:04 p.m. Discovery already h as been delayed by gas lea ks and an electrical problem. The mission to t he International Space Statio n is now running four da ys late. It will be the fin al flight for Discovery, whi ch faces a museum retireme nt as the shuttle progra m winds down. Six veteran astronauts a re assigned to the 11-d ay flight. They have been at Kennedy Space Center f or the past week, waiting o ut all the delays. NASAhas until Sund ay to launch Discovery, othe rwise the shuttle will rema in grounded until the begi nning of December becau se of unacceptable sol ar angles. It's officially NASA 's next-to-last shuttle fligh t. Endeavour is scheduled to lift off at the end of February. An extra missio n may be added in mid-201 1, if money is forthcoming. The White House wan ts NASAfocused on next-ge neration rockets and spac ecraft that could carry astr onauts to asteroids and Mar s. The plan, for now, also ca lls for private business to develop rockets capable of carrying astronauts to t he space station. Until then, Americ an space travelers will need to hitch rides on Russi an Soyuz vessels. By MATTSEDENSKY Associated PressFORTLAUDERDALE G overnor-elect Rick Scott w on by marketing himself as a n outsider, but he appointed s ome decidedly insider n ames to his transition team T hursday. The Republican's transit ion advisory committee i ncludes former Lt. Gov. Toni J ennings; Sally Bradshaw, t he chief of staff to former G ov. Jeb Bush; and outgoing U .S. Sen. George LeMieux, a mong other figures wellk nown in Tallahassee. "We're rolling," Scott said i n his first press conference a s governor-elect. Named as the head of his t ransition was Washington t rial lawyer Enu Mainigi, a l ongtime friend first hired a fter Scott's ouster from C olumbia/HCAamid a mass ive fraud investigation. S cott tapped Mary Anne C arter, a Tennessee lawyer w ho headed his C onservatives for Patients' R ights initiative, as his trans ition team's executive direct or. Scott defended his a ppointment of Tallahassee i nsiders a term he used to c riticize both Bill McCollum, w hom he defeated in the prim ary, and Alex Sink, whom h e prevailed over with a r azor-thin win in the general e lection. "They're all going to have i deas," Scott said. Scott names transition team Storms delay shuttle launch once again The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN
Events at local lodges, postsAVON PARK The Combat Veterans M emorial VFWPost 9853 w ill have music by Uptown C ountry from 5-8 p.m. t oday. Karaoke by Cowbells f rom 5-8 p.m. Saturday. For m ore information and menu s election, call 452-9853. The American Legion Post 6 9 will host karaoke by Bildi t oday. Karaoke by M egasounz is scheduled for S aturday. The Nearly N ewlywed Game will be at 4 p .m. For more information o r menu selection, call 4534 553. Highlands County Moose L odge 2494 will have k araoke by Megasounz from 7 -10 p.m. today. For more i nformation or menu select ion, call 452-0579. LAKE PLACID The Lake Placid Moose 2 374 will have music by T om McGannon from 6-10 p .m. today. Music with F reddie will be from 6-10 p .m. Saturday. For more i nformation or menu select ion, call the lodge 4650 131. The Veterans of Foreign Wars 3880 will have music with Country Cajun on Saturday. Call 699-5444 for more information and menu selection.Resurrection Lutheran plans spaghetti dinnerAVON PARK Everyone is invited to the annual spaghetti dinner Friday evening at Resurrection Lutheran Church. Serving will be from 4-7 p.m. at the church, 324 E. Main St., corner of Main and Memorial. Tickets for the spaghetti dinner will be available at the door; $7 per person donation for spaghetti, salad, bread, dessert and beverage. Carryout will be available. Proceeds will be used for the scholarship fund.SHARE orders due todayLAKE PLACID SHARE November menus range from $8 to $30. There are bonus buys and specials offered to help plan family meals. Everyone is welcome to receive this food and save 30-50 percent off retail on items purchased. There are no income requirements. Stop by 201 Belleview and North Oak Avenue to pick up a paper and order form, or order online at www.ShareFlorida.org. Pay with cash, check, money order, or food stamps. To pay with food stamps you must come to 201 Belleview and North Oak Ave. at 11 a.m. today. Last day to place a food order is at 5 p.m. today.Woman's Club hosts flea marketSEBRING The GFWC Woman's Club of Sebring, 4260 Lakeview Drive, is having a flea market on today and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. For information, call 382-0706.Dance club features Big BandSEBRING The Highlands Social Dance Club hosts ballroom dancing from 7-9:30 p.m. today featuring the 16-piece Golden Era Big Band at the Senior Center on Sebring Parkway. Dance the night away to the best music in all of Highlands County. All club dances are open to the public. Appropriate dress required. Admission is $5 for members and $7 for non-members. The snack bar opens at 6 p.m. For more information, call 471-0559.Student organization hosts Fall Dance FestivalAVON PARK The South Florida Community College International Student Organization (ISO) is holding a Fall Dance Festival from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in the SFCC Panther Gymnasium. Participants are invited to display their skills in freestyle dance, group dance, and singing. Admission is free. Participants are asked to bring a canned food item for donation to support the Highlands County Food Bank. For more information, contact Eddie Cuencas at 784-7161. John BaileyJohn M. Bailey, 96, of Sebring died Nov. 1, 2010. Born in High S prings, he moved to Sebring i n 1972. He was a civil engin eer for the federal governm ent. He served in the U.S. A rmy during World War II, s erving overseas. He was a r eal estate broker and a ppraiser in Highlands C ounty and invented the c olor flex Golf Distance M arker. He is survived by his d aughter, Rebecca L. Wulzer; s on, John M. Bailey Jr.; four g randchildren and five greatg randchildren. Agraveside funeral servi ce will be held at 1 p.m. S aturday at Woodlawn C emetery in Ocala. S tephenson-Nelson Funeral H ome, Sebring, is in charge o f arrangements. V iola BraunViola Dorothy Braun, 91, o f Sebring died Nov. 2, 2010. B orn in Elmont, Long Island, N .Y., she moved to Sebring i n 1975. She was a homem aker, and a member of the L iving Waters Church of G od. She is survived by her s ons, Clifford R. and Philip R .; and one grandson. Afuneral service is schedu led for 11 a.m. Saturday at S tephenson-Nelson Funeral C hapel, Sebring, with Pastor R on Peoples officiating. V isitation will be one hour before service time, beginning at 10 a.m. Entombment will follow in Lakeview Memorial Gardens. Contributions may be made in her memory to Hope Hospice.Frances M. CampbellFrances M. Campbell, 92, of Avon Park died Oct. 30, 2010. Born in Flint, Mich., she came to Avon Park in 1987. She was a homemaker and a member of Atonement Lutheran Church. She is survived by daughter, Joy E. Running; sons, Gary, Les, Mark, and Matt; 15 grandchildren, 21 greatgrandchildren and one greatgreat grandson. Amemorial service will be held at Dowden Funeral Home Chapel, Sebring, at 3 p.m. today with the Rev. Jim Langham of Good Shepherd Hospice officiating. The family will receive friends from 2:30-3 p.m. at the funeral home. Donations may be made in memory of Frances Campbell to Good Shepherd Hospice, 4418 Sun 'N Lake Blvd., Sebring, FL33872. Condolences may be expressed by visiting www.newssun.com/obituaries Reprinted due to an error.Joseph FlaquelJoseph Flaquel, 71, of Avon Park died Nov. 2, 2010. Born in Cap-Haiti, he moved to Avon Park in 2001. He was a commercial artist in advertising, and a member of the Avon Park Seventh-Day Adventist Church. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Eliane M.; children, Roger Flaquel, Ronald Flaquel, Moses Flaquel and Gilda Blaise; four brothers, two sisters, seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Visitation will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in the Avon Park Seventh-Day Adventist Church with funeral services to begin at 12 p.m. with Pastor Paul Boling officiating. Burial will follow in Bougainvillea Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Avon Park Seventh-Day Adventist Church, Attn: Community Service Volunteering, 1410 W. Avon Blvd., Avon Park, FL33825. StephensonNelson Funeral Home, Avon Park, is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be expressed at stephensonnel sonfh.com/Robert SeelyeRobert W. "Bob" Seelye, 87, of Sebring died Nov. 1, 2010. Born in Seattle, he moved to Spring Lake 20 years ago. He worked in Washington, Montana and Oregon as an entrepreneur/businessman. He served in the United States Army during World War II and the Korean War. Survivors include his sons, Paul R. and Evan R. There will be no services. Arrangements were handled by Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home, Sebring.Christopher Simmons Sr.Christopher Simmons Sr., 92, of Lake Placid died Oct. 27, 2010. He was born in Buford, S.C., and was a laborer at Miller's Farm and a member of Action Revival Worship Center in Lake Placid. Survivors include his wife, Rosa Simmons; sons Christopher Jr., Benjamin, Herbert and Calvin; daughters Margare SimmonsRedman of New York; Rebecca Jones and Everlena Simmons of Lake Placid; and a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Visitiation will be held from 6-8 p.m. today at Glorius Holiness Church in Lake Placid. The funeral will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Action Revival Worship Center. Burial will be at Oak Hill Cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by Marion's Community Funeral Chapel, Avon Park. 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Al graduated from Howie In the Hills Academy in Clermont, Florida and received his Masters Degree in Psychology from Liberty University. He was married to Peggy Yarbrough. Al was employed for the past five years by Tri County Human Services where he provided substance abuse and alcohol counseling to incarcerated adults at the South Polk County Jail, JASA Program. He was co-owner of Photography In Action, Inc. Prior to his employment at Tri County Human Services, Al worked with troubled youths at Florida Environmental Institute (FEI) for a period of 14 years. He was the past Basketball Coach for Avon Park High School and Basketball and Track Coach for Lake Placid High School. He was owner/operator of Eatons Department Store. He was the past President of the Avon Park Youth Baseball League and was also an active scuba diver and Animal Rescuer. He was also an avid race fan and a Certified Pilot who did not like to fly. He was survived by his wife, Peggy, son, Alfred Grayson (AG) Yarbrough, III, daughter, Allie Sevigny and stepchildren, Lynn Dennis, Kristin Morgan, Shane Dennis and 7 grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Carol Ann Mann. A memorial service has been scheduled for Saturday, November 6, 2010 at 11:00 am at Avon Park Lakes Baptist Church with reception immediately following at the Avon Park Lakes Clubhouse. His family requests that In lieu of flowers a donation can be made in the name of Al Yarbrough to the Humane Society of Highlands County in Sebring.ALFRED (AL) GRAYSON YARBROUGH OBITUARIES COMMUNITYBRIEFS Classified Ads 385-6155 NEWS-SUN
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NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated October 20, 2010 and entered in Case No. 07001090GCS of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein SUNTRUST BANK, is the Plaintiff and IOANNIS STRATIS; ANNA STRATIS AKA ANA STRATIS; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARENOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER GLAIMANTS; 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 19th day of November, 2010, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: THE NORTH 80 FEET OF LOT 3, BLOCK 245, PLACID LAKES SECTION TWENTY, ACCORDING TO PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOO K 9, PAGE 31, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA A/K/A 6494 PLACID LAKES BOULEVARD, 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 file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of the Court on October 21, 2010. ROBERT W. GERMAIN Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michala k Deputy Cler k Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F07054336 SUNTRUST-CONV**See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the individual or agency sending the notice at Echevarria & Associates, P.A., P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, FL 33622-5018, telephone (813) 251-4766, not later than seven (7) days prior to the proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771, or voice (V) 1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay Service. November 5, 12, 2010 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO.: 28-2009-CA-000020 NATIONAL CITY BANK SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO NATIONAL CITY MORTGAGE CO. PLAINTIFF VS. MARY C. HUNTER AKA MARY CHRISTY HUNTER AKA CRICKET HUNTER; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MARY C. HUNTER AKA MARY CHRISTY HUNTER AKA CRICKET HUNTER, IF ANY; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO RE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; JOHN R. HUNTER; HEARTLAND NATIONAL BANK; JOHN DOE AND JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION DEFENDANT(S) NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated October 11, 2010 entered in Civil Case No. 28-2009-CA-000020 of the Circuit Court of the 10TH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, SEBRING, Florida, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at THE JURY ASSEMBL Y ROOM BASEMENT of the HIGHLANDS County Courthouse located at 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE in SEBRING, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 12th day of November, 2010 the following described property as set forth is said Summary Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 7, BLOCK 13, LAKE HAVEN ESTATES, SECTION ONE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7 PAGE 6, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 12th day of October, 2010. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Lisa Tantillo Deputy Cler k October 29; November 5, 2010 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CASE NO.: 08000273GCS SUNTRUST BANK, Plaintiff, vs. CARLOS NARANJO; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF CARLOS NARANJO; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated October 14, 2010 ,and entered in Case No. 08000273GCS of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein SUNTRUST BANK, is the Plaintiff and CARLOS NARANJO; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF CARLOS NARANJO; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; are the defendants. ROBERT W. GERMAINE The Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, ROOM 105, Sebring, FL 33870, at 11:00 AM, on the 10th day of November, 2010, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: EXHIBIT ``A'' A PORTION OF section 19, TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH, RANGE 31 EAST, HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF THE NORTH HALF OF SAID SECTION 19; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 16 MINUTES 50 SECONDS EAST ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF THE SAID NORTH HALF, A DISTANCE 695.50 FEET; THENCE NORTH 09 DEGREES 50 MINUTES 57 SECONDS EAST A DISTANCE OF 37.50 FEET TO A POINT ON THE NORTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF BONEY ROAD FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE NORTH 00 DEGREES 50 MINUTES 57 SECONDS EAST A DISTANCE OF 1,306.49 FEET; THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 20 MINUTES 10 SECONDS EAST A DISTANCE OF 525.20 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 52 MINUTES 10 SECONDS WEST A DISTANCE OF 1,319.17 FEET TO A POINT ON THE SAID NORTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE; THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 16 MINUTES 50 SECONDS WEST ALONG SAID NORTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE A DISTANCE OF 524.55 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. Dated this 15th day of October, 2010. Robert W. Germaine Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk October29; November 5, 2010 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO.: 08000600GCS HSBC BANK USA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR NOMURA ASSET ACCEPTANCE CORPORATION MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-AF2 PLAINTIFF VS. ERNESTO ACOSTA; SARDIS ACOSTA, ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO RE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; JOHN DOE AND JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION DEFENDANT(S) NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated October 11, 2010 entered in Civil Case No. 08000600GCS of the Circuit Court of the 10TH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, SEBRING, Florida, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at THE JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM BASEMENT of the HIGHLANDS County Courthouse located at 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE in SEBRING, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 12th day of November, 2010 the following described property as set forth is said Summary Final Judgment, to-wit: LOTS 7728, LOT 7729, LOT 7730, LOT 7731, AVON PARK LAKES UNIT 24, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 22, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 12th day of October, 2010. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Lisa Tantillo Deputy Clerk October 29; November 5, 2010 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 2010 000935 GCS FLAGSTAR BANK, FSB, Plaintiff, vs. ADRIAN AFOON, et. al. Defendant. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated October 18,2 010, and entered in Case No. 2010 000935 GCS of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein FLAGSTAR BANK, FSB, is a Plaintiff and ADRIAN AFOON, LESLEY-ANNE AFOON, WINSOME SHAND AND UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF WINSOME SHAND, SPRING LAKE PROPERTY ASSOCIATION, INC., UNKNOWN TENANT #1 AND UNKNOWN TENANT #2 are the Defendants. Robert Germaine as The Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, BASEMENT, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FL 33870 AT 11:00 A.M. on November 17, 2010, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 283, BLUE HERON GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 15, PAGE 70, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. a/k/a 7135 GOLF CLUB DRIVE, SEBRING, FL 33876 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 20th day of October, 2010. Robert Germaine As Clerk of the Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak As Deputy Clerk Dated this 200th day of October, 2010 IMPORTANT In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, IF YOU ARE A PERSON WITH A DISABILITY WHO NEEDS ASSISTANCE IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN A PROGRAM OR SERVICE OF THE STATE COURTS SYTEM, YOU SHOULD CONTACT THE OFFICE OT THE COURT ADMINISTRATOR AT (863)534-4686 (VOICE), (863)534-7777 (TDD) OR (800)955-8770 (FLORIDA RELAY SERVICE), AS MUCH IN ADVANCE OF YOUR COURT APPEARANCE OR VISIT TO THE COURTHOUSE AS POSSIBLE. PLEASE BE PREPARED TO EXPLAIN YOUR FUNCTIONAL LIMITATION AND SUGGEST AN AUXILIARY AID OR SERVICE THAT YOU BELIEVE WILL ENABLE YOU TO EFFECTIVELY PARICIPATE IN THE COURT PROGRAM OR SERVICE. November 5, 12, 2010 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO.: 28-2009-CA-000931 AURORA LOAN SERVICES, LLC PLAINTIFF VS. DOUGLAS TOMASELLI; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DOUGLAS TOMASELLI;, IF ANY; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO RE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; SPRING LAKE PROPERTY ASSOCIATION, INC.; SPRING LAKE IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT; JOHN DOE AND JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION DEFENDANT(S) NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated October 11, 2010 entered in Civil Case No. 28-2009-CA-000931 of the Circuit Court of the 10TH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, SEBRING, Florida, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at THE JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM BASEMENT of the HIGHLANDS County Courthouse located at 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE in SEBRING, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 12th day of November, 2010 the following described property as set forth is said Summary Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 7, BLOCK J, SPRING LAKE, SECTION ONE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 23, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 12th day of October, 2010. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Lisa Tantillo Deputy Clerk October 29; November 5, 2010 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO.: 09-396-GCS DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY AS TRUSTEE FOR FIRST FRANKLIN MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2006-FF11 PLAINTIFF VS. PATRICIA L. TALLEY; EDDIE J. TALLEY; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO RE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC.; JOHN DOE AND JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION DEFENDANT(S) NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated October 11, 2010 entered in Civil Case No. 09-396-GCS of the Circuit Court of the 10TH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, SEBRING, Florida, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at THE JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM BASEMENT of the HIGHLANDS County Courthouse located at 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE in SEBRING, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 12th day of November, 2010 the following described property as set forth is said Summary Final Judgment, to-wit: A PART OF THE W 1/2 OF THE SW 1/4 OF THE SE 1/4 OF THE NW 1/4 OF SEC. 27, TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH, RANGE 28 EAST DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGIN AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SAID PARCEL AND GO NORTH ALONG THE WEST BOUNDARY THEREOF A DISTANCE OF 264 FEET;T HENCE GO EAST AND PARALLEL TO THE SOUTH BOUNDARY THEREOF A DISTANCE OF 165 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE EAST AND PARALLEL TO THE SOUTH BOUNDARY TO A POINT ON THE EAST BOUNDARY OF SAID PARCEL; THENCE SOUTH ALONG THE EAST BOUNDARY TO THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SAID PARCEL; THENCE WEST ALONG THE SOUTH BOUNDARY 166.21 FEET; THENCE NORTH AND PARALLEL TO THE WEST BOUNDARY OF SAID POINT OF BEGINNING LESS DEDICATED ROAD RIGHT OF WAY ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF PROPERTY. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 12th day of October, 2010. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Lisa Tantillo Deputy Clerk October 29; November 5, 2010 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO.: 28-2009-CA-001232 CITIMORTGAGE, INC. PLAINTIFF VS. ROLAND N. PRINGLE; HERIMINE M. PRINGLE; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO RE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; JOHN DOE AND JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION DEFENDANT(S) NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated October 11, 2010 entered in Civil Case No. 28-2009-CA-001232 of the Circuit Court of the 10TH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, SEBRING, Florida, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at THE JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM BASEMENT of the HIGHLANDS County Courthouse located at 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE in SEBRING, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 12th day of November, 2010 the following described property as set forth is said Summary Final Judgment, to-wit: THE EAST HALF OF LOT 16 AND ALL OF LOT 17, OF LAKE CHARLOTTE SHORES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 24, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 12th day of October, 2010. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Lisa Tantillo Deputy Clerk October 29; November 5, 2010 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO.: 28-2010-CA-000368 CITIBANK, N.A. AS SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO CITIBANK, FSB PLAINTIFF VS. PEDRO A. QUINONES; VICENTA C. QUIONES; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO RE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; CHRISTOPHER MCGRORY; JOHN DOE AND JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION DEFENDANT(S) NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated October 11, 2010 entered in Civil Case No. 28-2010-CA-000368 of the Circuit Court of the 10TH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, SEBRING, Florida, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at THE JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM BASEMENT of the HIGHLANDS County Courthouse located at 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE in SEBRING, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 12th day of November, 2010 the following described property as set forth is said Summary Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 3, IN BLOCK 250, OF SUN 'N LAKES ESTATES, SECTION 20, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 89, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 12th day of October, 2010. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Lisa Tantillo Deputy Clerk October 29; November 5, 2010 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 10-432 IN RE: ESTATE OF BARBARA K. McMILLAN (Summary Administration) NOTICE TO CREDITORS TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: You are hereby notified that an Order of Summary Administration ahs been entered in the estate of BARBARA K. McMILLAN, 5709 Thunder Road, Sebring, Florida 33876, deceased, File Number PC 10-432, by the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870-3701; that the decedent's date of death was September 27th, 2010; that the total value of the estate is $71,000.00 and that the names and addresses of those to whom it has been assigned by such order are: Name Address Barbara Jean Kelly 315 Arrowhead Drive Sebring, FL 33876 Judith Ann Haney 5901 SunValley Drive Sebring, FL 33876 Beverly M. Dye 1220 Beaver Run Anderson, S.C. 29625 ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the estate of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent other than those for whom provision for full payment was made in the Orderof Summary Administration must file 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 APPLICALBE TIME PERIOD, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is October 29, 2010. Person Giving Notice: Barbara Jean Kelly 315 Arrowhead Drive Sebring, FL 33876 ANDREW B. JACKSON ATTORNEY AT LAW Attorneys for Person Giving Notice 150 NORTH COMMERCE AVENUE P.O. BOX 2025 SEBRING, FL 33871-2025 Telephone: (863)382-3686 By: /s/ Andrew B. Jackson ANDREW B. JACKSON, ESQ. Florida Bar No. 0038826 October 29; November 5, 2010 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2009-CA-000692 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. LUIS SUAREZ, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated October 20, 2010 and entered in Case No. 28-2009-CA-000692 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 LUIS SUAREZ; RUTH SUAREZ; LAS PALMAS RESORT HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; CAVALRY PORTFOLIO SERVICES, LLC; 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 18th day of November, 2010, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 625 OF LAS PALMAS RESORT, ACCORDING TO THE DECLARATION OF COVENANTS, RESTRICTION AND EASEMENT FOR LAS PALMAS RESORT, RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 1830 AT PAGE 1392 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. ALSO KNOWN AS: THE NORTH WEST HALF, MORE OR LESS, OF TEH FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY (THE DIVIDING LINE FOR THE PROPERTY BEING COEXTENSIVE WITH THE PARTY WALL WHICH DIVIDES THE DUPLEX LOCATED UPON THE PROPERTY) LEGALLY DESCRIBED AS: A PORTION OF LOT 12, BLOCK 4, TOWN OF AVON PARK, SECTION 23, TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH, RANGE 28 EAST, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 33, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF DESOTO COUNTY, (OF WHICH HIGHLANDS COUNTY WAS FORMERLY A PART) FLORIDA, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THENORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID LOT 12, THENCE NORTH 90 DEGREES 00 SECONDS 00 MINUTES EAST, ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID LOT 12, 102.00 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 12 MINUTES 35 SECONDS WEST, PARALLEL TO THE WEST LINE OF SAID LOT 12, 385.18 FEET; THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 47 MINUTES 25 SECONDS WEST, 49.74 FEET FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE NORTH 59 DEGREES 29 MINUTES 58 SECONDS EAST, 26.70 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 30 DEGREES 30 MINUTES 02 SECONDS EAST, 58.00 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 59 DEGREES 29 MINUTES 58 SECONDS WEST, 26.70 FEET; THENCE NORTH 30 DEGREES 30 MINUTES 02 SECONDS WEST, 58.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. A /K/A 440 LAS PALMAS CIR #625, AVON PARK, FL 33825 A ny 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 WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of the Court on October 21, 2010. ROBERT W. GERMAIN Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F09050876-BANKAMERICA2-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. 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If this happens to you, please call us the first day your ad appears and we will be happy to fix it as soon as we can. If We can assist you, please call us:385-6155 News-Sun Classified 1100Announcements IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICITION DIVISION CASE NO.: 08-000021-GCS GRP LOAN, LLC, Plaintiff, vs. JACQUELINE ALVAREZ, et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated October 11, 2010, and entered in Case No. 08-000021-GCS of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida, wherein GRP LOAN, LLC is the Plaintiff and JACQUELINE ALVAREZ, et al., are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, at Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Hearing Room 3-A, Sebring, FL 33870 on the 12th day of November, 2010, the following described property as set froth in said Order of Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 7 AND 8, LESS THE SOUTHWESTERLY 96.50 FEET, BLOCK 98, TOWN OF SEBRING 3RD, ADDITION, AS PER PLAT RECORDED IN TRANSCRIPT BOOK PAGE 7, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. Property address: 235 N. FRANKLIN STREET, SEBRING, FLORIDA 33870 IF YOU ARE A PERSON CLAIMING A RIGHT OT FUNDS REMAINING AFTER THE SALE, YOU MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH THE CLERK OF COURT NO LATER THAN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. IF YOU FAIL TO FILE A 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. DATED at HIGHLANDS County, Florida, this 12th day of October, 2010. BOB GERMAINE, Clerk HIGHLANDS County, Florida By: /s/ Lisa Tantillo Deputy Clerk October 29; November 5, 2010 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 10-439-GCS AMERICAN GENERAL HOME EQUITY, INC., Plaintiff, v. MICHAEL R. RICHEY, et al., Defendant(s). CLERK'S NOTICE OF SALE UNDER F.S. CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS GIVEN that, in accordance with the Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure, dated October 20, 2010, in the above-styled cause, I will sell the property described below to the highest and best bidder for cash, on November 17, 2010, at 11:00 am, at 430 South Commerce Ave., Highlands County Courthouse, Jury Assembly Room. Property described as: THE LAND REFERRED TO IN THIS COMMITMENT IS DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: LOT 44, BLOCK D, HILLSIDE LAKE ESTATES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 27, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH A 1985 ``BARR'' MOBILE HOME. IDENTIFICATION NO. FLFL2AE463307921 AND FLFL2BE463307921 PARCEL #: C10-36-29-010-00D00-0440 The highest bidder shall immediately post withthe clerk, a deposit equal to 5% of the final bid. The depoist must be cas or cahsier's check payable to Clerk of Court. Final paymentmust be made on or before 5:00 p.m. on the day of the sale by cash or cashier's check. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated: October 21, 2010. Highlands County, Clerk of Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk (Court Seal) November 5, 12, 2010 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 09000909GCS DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE IN TRUST FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS FOR ARGENT SECURITIES TRUST 2005-W4, ASSET-BACKED PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES SERIES 2005-W4, PLAINTIFF, VS. JOSE RODRIGUEZ, ET AL., DEFENDANT(S). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated October 26, 2010 in the above action, I will sell to the highest bidder for cash at Highlands, Florida, on November 23, 2010, at 11:00 AM, at Basement of courthouse in Jury Assembly Room 430 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL 33870 for the following described property: Lot 5 and 6, Block 87, Lakewood Terrace Sheet 1, according to the plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 50, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. The Court, in its discretion, may enlarge the time of the sale. Notice of the changedtime of sale shall be published as provided herein. DATED: October 26, 2010. Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Prepared by: Gladstone Law Group, P.A. 1499 W. Palmetto Park Rd., Suite 300 Boca Raton, FL 33486 If you are a person with a disability who needs any accomodation in order to participatei n this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator, Mr. Nick Sudzina at P.O. Box 9000, Bartow, FL 33831; telephone number 863-534-4686 two (2) working days of your receipt of this notice; if you are hearing impaired, call the Florida Relay Services at 1-800-955-8771 (TTY); if you are voice impaired, call the Florida Relay Services at 1-800-955-8770. November 5, 12, 2010 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2009-CA-000149 WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, Plaintiff, vs. MONIQUE B. GRETAH, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated October 20, 2010 and entered in Case No. 28-2009-CA-000149 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, is the Plaintiff and MONIQUE B. GRETAH; TENANT #1 N/K/A JOHN MCELWEE, and TENANT #2 N/K/A ERIN SOUZA; are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at JURY A SSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE at 11:00 AM, on the 19th day of November, 2010, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 15, BLOCK 63, SEBRING COUNTRY ESTATES SECTION THREE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 6, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA A /K/A 317 RENAULT AVENUE, SEBRING, FL 33870 A ny 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 WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of the Court on October 21, 2010. ROBERT W. GERMAIN 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 F09007371NMNC-SPECFHLMC**See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the individual or agency sending the notice at Echevarria & Associates, P.A., P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, FL 33622-5018, telephone (813) 251-4766, not later than seven (7) days prior to the proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771, or voice (V) 1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay Service. November 5, 12, 2010 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2008-CA-270GCS WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, Plaintiff, vs. CONNIE BROWN, AS PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE ESTATE OF, GEORGE GRANT, DECEASED, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated October 20, 2010 and entered in Case No. 28-2008-CA-270GCS of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, is the Plaintiff and CONNIE BROWN, AS PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE ESTATE OF, GEORGE GRANT, DECEASED; THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMA NTS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND A GAINST, GEORGE GRANT, DECEASED; ANY AND A LL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER GLAIMANTS; DORA BROWN, AS AN HEIR OF THE ESTATE OF GEORGE GRANT, DECEASED; TENANT #1 N/K/A DELORES SPIRES; 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 19th day of November, 2010, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: THE LAND REFERRED TO IN THIS EXHIBIT IS LOCATED IN THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS AND THE STATE OF FLORIDA IN DEED BOOK 470 AT PAGE 047 AND DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: THE EAST 50 FEET OF LOTS 4, 5 AND 6 AND THE EAST ONE HALF OF LOT 7, BLOCK 166, SEBRING HIGHLANDS SUBDIVISION, AS SHOWN BY MAP OR PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 97. A /K/A 4708 MINVERA STREET, SEBRING, FL 33870 A ny 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 WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of the Court on October 21, 2010. ROBERT W. GERMAIN 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 F08012446 NMNC-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. November 5, 12, 2010 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No. 081667GCS Division BRANCH BANKING AND TRUST COMPANY, Plaintiff, vs. JIM COBIA a/k/a JIM F. COBIA a/k/a JIMMIE F. COBIA, Defendant. AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, pursuant to the Final Judgment entered in the above-captioned action on February 24, 2010, I will sell the property situated in Highlands County, Florida, described as follows: Lots 19 & 20, Block 66 of RED HILL FARMS, according to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 1, Page(s) 60, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. at public sale, to the highest bidder, for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room, Highlands County Courthouse, 590 South Commerce Ave., Sebring, Florida 33870-3867 at 11:00 a.m. on November 12, 2010. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. The court, in its discretion, may enlarge the time of the sale. Notice of the changed time of sale shall be published as provided herein. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court on October 11, 2010. Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk October 29; November 5, 2010 1050LegalsSubscribe to the News-Sun Call 385-6155 THE 2010 DISCOVER MAGAZINE PUBLISHED BY THE NEWS-SUN CAN BE OBTAINED IN THE LOBBY OF OUR OFFICE AT 2227 US 27 SOUTH SEBRING WANT NEW FURNITURE? Need to sell the old furniture first? Call News-Sun classifieds, 385-6155. Then shop till you drop! DOES MAKING MONEY MAKE YOU HAPPY? Sell your used appliance with a News-Sun classified ad. Call today, gone tomorrow! 385-6155
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Florida State Corrections Certification is Required 12 Hour Shifts with every other Friday, Saturday and Sunday off 9 Paid Holidays per year Paid Health/Dental/Life Insurance Paid Vacation and Sick Leave Paid State of Florida Retirement Apply at 434 Fernleaf Ave., Sebring, FL 33870 (863) 402-7218 Drug Free Workplace/E.O.E./A.D.E.A./Veterans Preference BACKGROUND CHECKS WILL BE CONDUCTED The School Board of Highlands County ACCOUNTANT VACANCY Base Salary: $39,211 $43,524; benefits included Bachelors Degree in Accounting or Finance PREFERRED Please visit: www.highlands.k12.fl.us Click on Jobline to view job description and apply Posting will close on 11/19/2010 Cleared Background Check & Drug Test required upon offer of employment To request reasonable accommodations, contact Human Resources (863) 471-5791 Equal Opportunity Employment and Veterans Preference Employer BANK REPO2005 Chevrolet 2500 HD 4-wheel drive, 72K miles. Make Offer. Bids Accepted at Heartland National Bank, 320 US 27, N., Sebring, FL 863-386-1300 BANK REPO2005 6'' Ironman Gutter Machine & 2006 Roadrunner 8' x 4' Trailer. Make Offer. Bids Accepted at Heartland National Bank, 320 US 27, N. Sebring, FL 863-386-1300 9450Automotive for SaleTRAILER -4' X 8' with 40'' closed sides, swing open tailgate. Home-made from scratch. 14'' wheels. $250. 863-402-2285 9220Utility Trailers1990 CHEVYCHEYENNE Heavy duty utility work truck. Built in tool boxes, low mileage, priced to sell. $1,800 863-253-1012 9200Trucks 9000 Transportation22' PONTOONBOAT with 55hp motor, $3,500. 1400 CR 17, N., Lake Placid, FL 33852. 863-465-6045 or 863-243-9470. 8050Boats & Motors 8000 RecreationNOTICEFlorida statute 585.195 states tha t all dogs and cats sold in Florida must be at least eight weeks old, have an official health certificate and proper shots and be free of intestinal and external parasites. 7520Pets & SuppliesBUTTONWOOD BAY CRAFT & BAKE SALE 8am-12pm, Sat., Nov. 20th. All crafters welcome! Tables $10 ea. Call Betty, 863-655-5193 7460Crafts & BazaarsLAWN TRACTORHuskee 18.5 HSP, 42 IN. CUT, Brand New Never Used! Must sell. due to illiness. $800 863-385-6016 7400Lawn & Garden SEBRING-4125 KEARLYAve. Fri-Sat, Nov. 5th 6th 7am-? collectibles, ratan, antiques, wrought iron, pottery, fishing, doors, blinds, X-mas, pictures, books, household items,clothes, jewelry, lamps. SEBRINGHUGE2 FAMILY Sale, 3607 Grand Prix Dr., Fri-Sat-Sun 11-5, 11-6, 11-7, 8am-? baby items, clothing -baby girls-adults, household & kitchen items, computer desk, VHS movies, X-mas stuff. SEBRING MULTI-FAMILYSALE! 317 & 313 Robin Ave, Sebring Hills, Fri-Sat, Nov, 5th & 6th, 7:30am-2pm. Electronics, Dishes, Clothes, Furn, Misc. Everything Must Go! Prices Negotiable! SEBRING MULTIFamily Sale, 1924 Elf Dr. Sat. Nov 6th, 8am 1pm. women's clothing, electronics, dolls, household items, Much More! SEBRING MULTIFamily Sale 1420 Porsche Ave. Sat. Nov 6th. 7am 4pm. Come on out. Something For Everyone! SEBRING INSIDE& OUTSIDE 3015 Spinks Rd. Sat. 11/6 7am-12pm. Watch for signs on Lakeview and Kenilworth. SEBRING HUGESale 4200 Golfview Rd., Fri-Sat-Sun, Nov 5th-6th-7th, 8am-? Clothing-boysgirls & baby. scrubbs. Lots Of Miscellaneous. SEBRING HILLSMulti-Family Sale 226 Thrush Ave. Fri & Sat, Nov 5th & 6th, 8am-3pm. Grandmother clock, guitar, ukulele, household items, & Much More! SEBRING FRANCISII Park, 2 Family Sale, Fri-Sat, Nov 5th-6th, 8am-2pm, golf clubs, household items, baby stroller & play pen, mail bug. Much more! SEBRING -Spring Lake MULTIFAMILY SALE on Spring Lake Blvd, Fri-Sat, Nov. 5th & 6th, 8am-5pm. 5' Upright Freezer, Paper Shredder, Adding Machine, Golf Clubs, Lots of Women's Clothes, Sewing Machine, & Christmas Items. SEBRING -LARGE SALE! 51 Gideon Rd, Maranatha Village, Arbuckle Creek Rd, Fri-Sat, Nov 5 & 6, 8am-3pm. Household & small furn items, tools, collectibles, & LOTS OF MISC. SEBRING -HUGH Sale 4120 Lakeview Dr. Sat, Nov 6th, 8am-3pm. No Early Birds! Something for everyone. small appl., TV, men's & women's clothing, books, household items, etc. SEBRING -Harder Hall Area, 1507 Krouse St., Fri & Sat, Nov. 5th & 6th. Clothes, Furniture, Seasonal Decor, & LOTS OF MISC. SEBRING -1513 Carribbean Rd, Fri-Sat, Nov 5 & 6, 8am-2pm. Odds & Ends Something for Everyone! 7320Garage &Yard Sales SEBRING -ESTATE SALE Nov. 6th & 7th, 2010 Sat. 8am; Sun. 1pm 2613 State Rd 17, North. Tables & Chairs, Bdrms, Cedar Chest, Kitchen Full, Refrigerators, Stove, Cradle, Vanities, Tools, Lamps, Pictures, Coins, Jewelry, Clocks, MANY Cook Books & MUCH MORE! Another Fine Sale By THE FURNITURE DOCTORS Serving Highlands County 30 Years SEBRING -5228 Lakewood Rd, off Hammock Rd, Sat & Sun, Nov. 6th & 7th, 7:30 am 3 pm. Clothes, Furniture, Misc, Something for Everyone! SEBRING -3232 New York Ave, Fairmount Mobile Estates, behind Wachovia Bank on Hwy 27, Thurs-Fri-Sat, Nov. 4th, 5th ,6th. LOTS OF GOOD STUFF! SEBRING -1918 Deleon Place, Fri-Sat, Nov. 5th & 6th, 8am-2pm. Furniture, small appliances, ladies clothing, yard tools, & LOTS OF MISC! SEBRING -1389 Lake Josephine Dr, US 27 to Pure Gas Station, follow Rd. 1 mile on left, Sat, Nov. 6th, 9am-3pm. Bring small bills PLEASE! SEBRING -1153 Hawthorne Dr, Fri-Sat, Nov 5th & 6th, 8am-3pm. Designer clothing size 0 1X. A wide variety of unique items. Something for everyone! SEBEING -2761 Lake Josephine Dr., Sat. Nov 6th, 7:30 am-? LOTS of home decor items, adult & children's clothes, toys, TV's, vaccum cleaner, computer & MUCH MUCH MORE! MOVING -SALE 505 Taseschee Dr., Fri & Sat. Nov. 5th-6th, 8am-2pm. Children's furniture, dressers, wire unit, clothes, household goods. Much more! LORIDA -Church of God of Prophecy 1808 US 98 Lorida Fri & Sat Nov 5th & 6th, 8am -? Furn., household items, knick knacks. 11am lunch plates available $7 each, Ribs, chicken or hot wings. 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Anything you can think of..WE HAVE IT! 7320Garage &Yard Sales LAKE PLACID400 Imagination Dr, Sun 'n Lakes, 1/2 mile from Fire Station off Jack Weisser Blvd., Fri-Sat, Nov 5 & 6. Piano, Sofa Bed, small furn, garden tools. Lots of items under $1.00 HUGE FLEAMARKET Woman's Club of Sebring, 4260 Lakeview Dr, Fri-Sat, Nov. 5th & 6th, 8am-2pm. Books, crafts, household, clothing, bake sale items, etc. Reasonable prices. AVON PARKMulti Family Sale 2029 W. Columbine Rd. Fri & Sat Nov 5th & 6th, 8am-2pm. No junk. Something for everyone! AVON PARKGiant Indoor Sale1525 W. Avon Blvd., Sun. Nov7th, 7:30am1:30pm. Lg. selection quality clothing (infant-adult), & access., household items, sm. appl., strollers, furn., potted plants & flowers. Much more! AVON PARK902 & 904 E. State St., Thurs-Fri-Sat, Nov. 4,5,6, 8am-? Baby Items & Clothes, Knick-Knacks, Jr. Girls Clothes, Household Items, Pet Cages, DVD's, Toddler Toys & Shoes. AVON PARK107 N LAKE AVE, Fri-Sat, Nov. 5th 8am-5pm-Sat 6th 8am-? sports cards, auto memorabilia. clothing, miscellaneous. To Much To List. AVON PARKMULTI-FAMILY LARGE SALE! Fri-Sat, Nov 5th & 6th, 8am-3pm. Across from Oaks of Avon Nursing Home, behind Avon Shell Gas Station, close to Hwy 27 & Walmart. New & Used Items, children's clothes & toys, furniture.....Something for Everyone! Lots of Items a Dollar or Less! Please come & browse! AVON PARKCURVES, 1011 US 27, S., Sat, Nov 6th, 8am-? MULTI-FAMILY SALE! Clothing, Shoes, Purses, Housewares & MORE! 7320Garage &Yard Sales YARD TRAILERfor lawn mowers, like new. $65 863-386-5059 TYPEWRITER IBM$25 863-385-6433 TWIN BEDwith headboard & footboard, $100. 863-664-0135 TIRE &WHEEL, LT 265/70 R17. $65. 863-699-1119. RECLINERS (2)Black Leather, $250 for both. 863-664-0135 RECLINER -mostly beige, $50. 863-382-0972 or 863-446-0972. OAK ROCKERold, very nice. Cushioned seat, excellent condition. $35. 863-402-2285 MIRRORS (SETof 4) Beveled, 8'' x 3 ft. $30. 863-382-6006 MATTRESS KINGsize, very clean,good condition. $70 863-386-5059 IRONING BOARD$10. 863-382-6006 HOME-MEDIC FOOTmassager. $10 863-381-2751 after 5pm. HEDGE TRIMMERCraftsman 18" blade, 2 cycle engine, very good $50 863-453-7027 FLUTE -Blessings model. $90. 863-699-1119 EDGER /GAS Echo Model PE-200, very good. $65 863-453-7027 DRY SINKSolid maple, 36'W x 19''D x 41''H. Very Nice! $50. 863-402-2285 DRILL MILWAUKEEcordless w/ case. good condition. Orig. $200 will sel $100. 863-873-3801 CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS inside/outside, 42+ pieces. $30 takes all! Call 863-441-4418 BED -Roll-a-way.Take it home for $30 863-471-2502 AVON PARKMulti Family Sale 786 Dunchris Dr. Sat Nov 6th, 7am-3pm. toys, books, children & adult clothing, shoes, household items. Too Much To List! 7310Bargain Buys STRING TRIM.Husqvarna Model 124L, slightly used. $150/R.VS cover by ADCO,Univ. fits travel trailers 28' 7"31' 6". $225/ Whlstrailer aluminum, 7 spoke, cntr hole 3 1/8", b7" wide,-pr. $70 863-453-7027 SCOOTER LIFTHeavy Duty. New cost, $2,000. Asking $900 OBO. 863-382-1128 OKI MICROLINE320 Turbo 9 Pin Printer with rhem of paper, $50; Dell photo All-In-One Printer 922, $20; HP Desk Jet 950C, $20; Pyramid 3500 Time Clock with cards & card holder, $35; Nurit 2085 Credit Card Machine, $35; Airway 516 Business Telephone Sys, $100; 15' Dialmater w/ enclosure, $150. 863-699-2101, 9am-5pm Mon-Fri. FOR SALE:Wood Hutch, $550; Curio Cabinet, $300; 9' x 12' Wool Area Rug, LIKE NEW! $400; Weight Bench with weights, $75. All Items OBO. 863-441-0676 or 863-465-6690 7300Miscellaneous 7000 MerchandiseSEBRING -3400 sq ft, 4119 Sun 'n Lake Blvd. Call 863-2730665. Also looking for an Accupuncture Technician. 6750Commercial RentalDOWNTOWN SEBRINGProfessional Office as low as $229/mo. plus tax. A/C & Utili. incl. Conf. room, elevator, single & double suites. Low cost DSL avail 863-385-1705. www.HainzCenter.com 6600Business & OfficesFor Rent SEBRING2BRpossible 3BR.1BA, just painted, great neighborhood, $600/ monthly plus $600 security deposit. 106 Marrero off Lake Josephine Rd. Call 863-202-1175 SEBRING 2BR,1BA, CHA, W/D hookup, close to high shcool, no pets, no smoke, quiet streets. Available now. $450/mo. + $500 security deposit. 1 year lease. Call 863-655-0982. LAKE PLACID3BR, 2BA, in Sylvan Shores. Large privacy fenced in back yard, pets considered. $750 month. For more information, Call 863-633-9097 LAKE PLACIDvery clean, 3/BR, 2/BA, 1CG, Sylvan Shores, extra nice yard. Non smokers. $795 monthly. Call 863-465-3838 or 863-441-2844 LAKE PLACIDNear Lake Placid Boat Ramp with lake access. Furnished or Unfurnished 2BR, 1BA with appliances and A/C. $650/mo. + $500 security deposit. 863-465-1354 AVON PARK:Clean, quiet 1BR, 1BA & 2BR, 1BA Apts from $395/mo. 863-452-0469. SEBRING: 2BR 1BA; 3BR, 1BA; 3BR, 2BA Houses from $395/mo. SEBRING: 2BR,1BA House off Pkway, large fenced yard, $495/mo. 863-991-2454 or 1-877-206-7772 AVON PARKLovely 2BR, 2BA, 1CG. Corner lot, lg scrn back porch. Kitchen w/lots of cabinets & pantry, tile floors, utility room w/lots of storage. Ideal split plan for roommates. $800/mo. + dep. Call Gigi, 863 -453-4914 / 414-2871. AVON PARK609 W. Pleasant St., off Hwy 27. 4BR, 2BA, 2 story, fireplace & wood floors. Small pets OK with proof of vaccinations. $650/mo. + $650 dep. Ref. Req. 863-453-7218 6300Unfurnished HousesSEBRING -DINNER LAKE AREA 1BR, 1BA Apartments for Rent. $375-$395/mo. Includes water. Large rooms, fresh paint & tile floors. 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Associated PressPITTSBURGH Steele rs linebacker James Harrison call ed his meeting with NF L Commissioner Roger Goode ll "semi-productive," saying he spoke his mind about the strict er enforcement of dangerous hits Harrison, a former NF L Defensive Player of the Yea r, threatened to retire after t he NFLfined him $75,000 for h is Oct. 17 helmet hit on Brow ns receiver Mohamed Massaquoi Goodell requested the mee ting with Harrison, whose maj or complaint is when a defensi ve player tries to avoid dangero us contact, but an offensive play er inadvertently instigates it b y ducking his head. By DAN HOEHNE email@example.comWhile Lake Placid an d Sebring made big splashes at their respective district mee ts and advanced numerous athlet es on to regionals, the Avon Pa rk "Wet" Devils will be well repr esented also, as seven swimme rs moved on from the District 51Ameet in eight events. Kiri Crommett is the lo ne Lady Devil to make it out of districts, but she did so in tw o events, the 100 Freestyle, with a time of 1:06.86, and 200 Fre e, with a time of 2:24.49. Mitchell Guerndt, Ga ry Gergen, Kyle Jahna and Aust in Penny were also multiple ev en qualifiers, as they teamed up to advance in the 200 Free Rela y, in 1:41.29, and each found the ir way to regionals in other even ts individually. Guerndt stamped his ticket in both the 200 Free, 2:13.10, an d 100 Breaststroke, 1:16.50. Gergen also made the mo ve in the 100 Breaststroke, finis hing just ahead of Guerndt wi th his time of 1:16.35. Penny and Jahna made it a daily double in the 50 Freesty le with their respective times of 25.24 and 26.20, advancin g both swimmers in the event. Singular advancements we re made by Tanner Lee, who se 1:19.48 time in the 10 0 Butterfly earned him a trip, as well as Erik Parker in the 50 0 Free with a time of 7:00.44. The swimming seven'no w make their way to the Region 21Ameet, hosted by John Carro ll High School at Indian Riv er State College in Fort Pierc e, with preliminaries gettin g underway tomorrow, Nov. 6, a 9 a.m. Congratulations to the W et Devils program and all the ar ea swimmers for advancing to t he next level with the time, effo rt and commitment put for th throughout the season. SPORTS B SECTION News-Sun Friday, November 5, 2010 Page 3BGame Notes Avon Park finds itself in position to make the playoffs.A win over Tampa Catholic,who the Devils are currently tied with,would secure second place in the District 5-2B standings. Last W eek Avon Park: Gave district leader Lake Highland Prep all it could handle before falling 17-13. Tampa Catholic: Handled Mulberry by a 37-14 score. Recor ds Avon Park 3-5; Tampa Cath.4-4 Avon Park vs. Tampa Catholic Game Notes The Blue Streaks find themselves in the same position they were in last year at this time,with their only two district losses coming to Lake Wales and Winter Haven. Matt Grubb has moved up to 17th in the state in passing,with more than 1,600 yards and 14 TDs. Game Notes Lake Placid looks to have a big outing against the Griffins as the team still tries to get its'program up and running.Gateway has given up an average of nearly 47 points per game this season. Last W eek Sebring: Took care of Auburndale with a 32-14 win. Tenoroc: Edged Lake Nona 26-20 to take over fifth place in the district standings. Last W eek Lake Placid: Took an early lead but couldn't hold it against a strong Dunbar squad in a 27-12 loss. Gateway Charter: Had no answer for Island Coast in a 58-0 blowout loss. Recor ds Sebring 6-2,Tenoroc 3-6 Recor ds Lake Placid 2-7,Gateway 0-9 Lake Placid vs. Gateway Charter Sebring vs. Tenoroc All games have 7:30 p.m. kickoffs unless otherwise noted Last Y ear The Red Devils couldnt stop Tampa on the road,falling 38-20 to the Crusaders. Last Y ear The Green Dragons had little trouble with the still-young school,posting a 55-0 win. Last Y ear Sebring cruised to a 35-7 win over the Titans on the road in Lakeland to move to 4-2 in district play. Special to the News-SunThe Sebring Blue Streaks bowling team gave the field a run for its'money Monday at the District 9 High School Championship meet in Port St Lucie. At their first-ever district competition, in a three-game team series, Captain Carl Daniels, Mason Davis, Nick Brod, Josh Lyons, Will Brunner and Thomas Watson stood in fourth place after the second game, with one of the highest single-game scores in the tournament. Lincoln Park Academy, who ultimately placed second in the tournament, had to pull out all the stops to overtake Sebring in the final game. Coaches Joe Stacy and Cindy Darling expressed pride in the boys for their effort. "This first-year team h as earned a lot of respect he re today," Stacy said. While Sebring finish ed with a solid sixth place in t he team competition, their ow n Thomas Watson rolled a strong 659 series, a bett er than 219 average, giving hi m the lead ahead of all of t he 120+ competitors. His first-place finish in t he individual standings earn ed him a spot in next week 's Florida State High Scho ol Bowling Tournament at Boardwalk Bowl in Orland o. Both coaches and Watso n hope to represent Sebrin g with rolling thunder and Bl ue Streak lightning strikes. Watson rolls his way to State Courtesy photo Though Sebring's team effort came up short, Blue Streak Thomas Watson, with coach Joe Stacy, won the District 9 meet Monday to advance to the Florida State Championships next week in Orlando. Wet Devils send seven to Regionals News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE The intent and effort were there, from Laine Weber-Callahan and the Lady Dragons, but the spark never quite lit Wednesday night in the Regional Quarterfinal loss to Clearwater Central Catholic. By DAN HOEHNE firstname.lastname@example.orgLAKE PLACID Adrenaline is a f unny thing. When it kicks in during an e xcited moment, it can spur you on to g reat heights. That was seen last Thursday as the L ady Dragons unexpectedly rolled to the d istrict title. But it seemed a different team came out W ednesday, with no excited moments and n o kicks of adrenaline to bring exciting m oments about, as the team fell in three s traight to visiting Clearwater Central C atholic in the Regional Quarterfinals. "I don't know what it was," first year h ead coach Linette Wells said. "Practices h ave been great all week and the girls had b een all pumped up and ready to go. Perhaps the build up lead to a come d own from the climactic win six days ago, f or while the intent was assuredly there, t he fire and intensity came up short. "We've had the goal to take it a step f urther, to advance to the next round of t he playoffs," Wells said. "I don't know if t hey got complacent with having the dist rict win, but I thought this was a group, t his year, that could do it." Each game of the match started simil arly, with Lake Placid scoring first and the home crowd getting into it. The Lady Marauders would quickly come back, to see the Dragons keep it close through the early going. But errors and lack of communication lead to a few big runs in the first game and Clearwater built a 20-8 lead. An 8-5 run closed it out, but only made it a 25-16 loss. No large runs were seen in the second game, and Lake Placid made a charge to close to within 16-15 at one point. It seemed then that the much-needed spark might be lit, that the energy level and intensity would increase and the real Lady Dragons would show up to turn it around. But it just wasn't there this night. They battled the rest of the 25-19 loss and were within 15-12 in the final game of the match, but again, last week's magic just wouldn't come as Clearwater closed it out 25-16. And so that quest for taking the next playoff step will have to wait another year and will go on without graduating seniors Kylie Weber, Alysha Curtis, Olivia Goolsby, Jerica Worely and Stephiney Smith. "We will miss them," Wells said. "They've been a part of the program and had great seasons for us." Lady Dragon season comes to a close See LP, p a g e 3B Special to the News-SunSebring Youth Football had five teams that w ent to the first round of playoffs on Saturday, O ct. 30. SYF is extremely proud of these young men a s they have done a tremendous job this season a nd have really shown the community what y outh football is all about. The Blue Streaks started off the day with an a wesome accomplishment as the Mitey Mite t eam, coached by Carlos Cardoso, was presente d a trophy for District 3 champs with a record o f 82. As for the game itself, the defense played m ightily, not allowing the Lakeland L umberjacks to ever cross midfield. The defense also set up the lone score of the g ame, forcing and recovering a fumble at the 10, w here the offense punched it in three plays later f or the 7-0 win. The Blue Streak Seniors played, next pitting t heir record of 5-5 against the District 3 Senior c hamp Lumberjacks with a 9-1 record. Hoping to avenge a week five loss to L akeland, the Streaks came out and did just that w hen it mattered most, pulling off a 12-6 win to s end them to the next round of the playoffs. After being honored with their District 3 c hampions trophy, the David Jones coached B lue Streak Pee Wees squared off with M ulberry. Agame-opening drive for a score got the S treaks up early, but the offense sputtered as M ulberry came back to take the lead. ATy Dellop kick-off return for a touchdown b rought Sebring back in the fourth quarter, but t oo little, too late in the 22-13 loss. The Blue Streak Juniors, in the playoffs for t he third straight year under coach Bob Duncan, s aw an early exit this time around with a 26-0 l oss at the hands of Lakeland. The Junior Thunderbolts gave Avon Park a m ighty scare in their match-up in DeSoto S aturday. Undefeated coming in, the Red Devils had c laimed their District 4 trophy, but could not b reak away from the Bolts. An early score put Avon Park up 6-0, but the s core remained the same throughout most of the g ame, with Sebring threatening to get back in it a t any time. But a Thunderbolt fumble at the five, with j ust minutes to go, allowed Avon Park to get the c rucial insurance score in the nail-biting 12-0 w in. Agreat season of youth football gets carried a w eek further as the Mitey Mites and Senior Blue S treak teams continue their playoff runs S aturday, Nov. 7 in Avon Park, with the Mights f acing the Red Devils and the Sebring Seniors m eeting Lake Wales. Mites, Seniors moving on Courtesy photo T he Sebring Mitey Mites pose with their District 3 Championship trophy. Goodell, Harrison meet
Meet and Greet the ProwlAVONPARK The Heartland Prowl Basketball Team would like to invite the public out to their official Meet and Greet at Bella Vista Restaurant and Lounge, located on Highway 27 across from the National Guard Armory, this Friday, Nov. 5 at 6:30 p.m. This event is free and open to the community. Come out and welcome the team to Highlands County! Dinner and drinks are your own responsibility. We look forward to seeing you there.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. For more information on sponsorships, volunteering or participating, contact Summer Rose Tucker at email@example.com or 414-4452. 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, coffee and homemade breads will be served at 7:30 a.m. with a Shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. The four-player scramble will be flighted by handicap. Entry fee is $220 per team or $55 per person with the option of $300 for both team and Hole Sponsorship. Hole Sponsorships are available for $100. Entry fee includes breakfast, goodie bag, prizes, lunch and awards. Deadline for entry is Thursday, Nov. 18. All proceeds go to benefit the Boyss & Girls Club of Highlands County. A$2,000 Hole in One prize is spo nsored by the Cohan Radio Group. For more information contact Do n Lamb at 399-0506. Registration forms are also available at www.highlandsbgc.com and at Pinecre st Golf Club, 453-7555.UPWARD Basketball n CheerSEBRING UPWARD Basketball an d Cheer registration is now open at the Fir st Baptist Church of Sebring for boys an d girls in grades Kindergarten 8th gra de with a cost is $65 per child. Multiple child discounts and payme nt plans are available. Forms are available at the FBC Sebrin g office located at 200 E. Center S t., Sebring. Phone: 385-5154. Registrants must attend one evaluatio n night (between 5:30 8:30 p.m.) on No v. 8 or 15 at the FBC Recreation Outrea ch Center. Practices begin the week of January 3, 2011 and the season ends March 21, 201 1. Doc Decker MemorialSEBRING The Third Annual D oc Decker Memorial Golf Tournament w ill take place Saturday, Nov. 13 at SpringLake Golf Course with a 10 a.m shotgun start. The four-person scramble features lots of great prizes with proceeds going to bene fit Children's Home Society, DuVall Hom e, Good Shepherd Hospice, Habitat f or Humanity, Mission Haven, Potters Gir ls Home and Sebring Women's Safe House For more information, call Lar ry Hennen at 655-1214 or the Pro Shop at 655-0101.Elks Hoop ShootLAKE PLACID The Lake Placid Elk 's Annual "Hoop Shoot" Free Throw com petition will take place on Saturday, No v. 6. Registration is at 8 a.m. at the La ke Placid Middle School. The "Hoop Shoot" Free Throw conte st is arranged in two divisions, one for bo ys and one for girls, in age categories 89, 10-11 and 12-13. Contestant age-groups are determin ed by their ages as of April 1. All public and private schools with in the jurisdiction of the Lake Placid El ks are invited to participate. There is no cost to participate. Trophies are awarded to the 1stan d 2nd-place winners in each boy and girl ag egroup at the District contest. First-, secondand third place trophi es will be awarded in all age-groups at t he State, Regional and National Contests. The "Hoop Shoot" is apart of the Elk 's anti-drug campaign promoting commun ity sports over drugs. Lake Placid Elks Lodge will furnish t he necessary materials and assistance. For more information contact Joh n Russo at 465-2549.Bass TournamentSEBRING The first annual Friends of Istokpoga Lake Association Ba ss Tournament will take place on Saturda y, Nov. 13. The entry fee for the one day event is $75.00 for Friends of Istokpoga (FO I) members and $125.00 for non-members Collected entry fees will be returned as prizes less administrative costs. Registration forms are available at Outback USAand Trails End Fishin g Resort or at most marinas and bait sho ps on Lake Istokpoga. Sign up will also be offered the mor ning of the event with cash only. Entry forms are also available on t he FOI website. The launch line will be located at Istokpoga Park on U.S. 98 at first light. Weigh in will be at 3:00 p.m. at Tra ils End Fishing Resort. For more information, visit the websi te at www.Istokpoga.com AMERICAN CONFERENCEEast WLTPctPFPA New England610.857205154 N.Y. Jets520.714159110 Miami430.571133149 Buffalo070.000131211 South WLTPctPFPA Indianapolis520.714193142 Tennessee530.625224150 Houston430.571170197 Jacksonville440.500165226 North WLTPctPFPA Baltimore520.714149129 Pittsburgh520.714147102 Cleveland250.286118142 Cincinnati250.286146163 West WLTPctPFPA Kansas City520.714163122 Oakland440.500212168 San Diego350.375210174 Denver260.250154223NATIONAL CONFERENCEEast WLTPctPFPA N.Y. Giants520.714175153 Philadelphia430.571172157 Washington440.500155170 Dallas160.143154187 South WLTPctPFPA Atlanta520.714169133 Tampa Bay520.714136163 New Orleans530.625167148 Carolina160.14385150 North WLTPctPFPA Green Bay530.625176136 Chicago430.571126114 Minnesota250.286129144 Detroit250.286183165 West WLTPctPFPA Seattle430.571123140 St. Louis440.500140141 Arizona340.429133198 San Francisco260.250137178 Sunday, Nov. 7 Chicago vs. Buffalo at Toronto, 1 p.m. N.Y. Jets at Detroit, 1 p.m. Miami at Baltimore, 1 p.m. San Diego at Houston, 1 p.m. Tampa Bay at Atlanta, 1 p.m. New Orleans at Carolina, 1 p.m. New England at Cleveland, 1 p.m. Arizona at Minnesota, 1 p.m. N.Y. Giants at Seattle, 4:05 p.m. Kansas City at Oakland, 4:15 p.m. Indianapolis at Philadelphia, 4:15 p.m. Dallas at Green Bay, 8:20 p.m. Open: Denver, Washington, St. Louis, Jacksonville, San Francisco, Tennessee Monday, Nov. 8 Pittsburgh at Cincinnati, 8:30 p.mEASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLPctGB Boston41.800 New Jersey22.500112New York12.3332 Toronto13.250212Philadelphia14.2003 Southeast Division WLPctGB Atlanta501.000 Miami41.8001 Orlando21.6672 Washington12.3333 Charlotte13.250312Central Division WLPctGB Chicago21.667 Indiana22.50012Cleveland13.250112Milwaukee14.2002 Detroit05.0003WESTERN CONFERENCESouthwest Division WLPctGB New Orleans401.000 Dallas31.7501 San Antonio31.7501 Memphis23.400212Houston04.0004 Northwest Division WLPctGB Portland41.800 Denver22.500112Oklahoma City22.500112Utah22.500112Minnesota14.2003 Pacific Division WLPctGB L.A. Lakers501.000 Golden State31.750112Sacramento32.6002 Phoenix13.250312L.A. Clippers14.2004 Wednesday's Games Atlanta 94, Detroit 85 Charlotte 85, New Jersey 83 Orlando 128, Minnesota 86 Philadelphia 101, Indiana 75 Boston 105, Milwaukee 102, OT New Orleans 107, Houston 99 Dallas 102, Denver 101 Utah 125, Toronto 108 San Antonio 112, Phoenix 110 Golden State 115, Memphis 109 L.A. Clippers 107, Oklahoma City 92 L.A. Lakers 112, Sacramento 100 Thursday's Games New York at Chicago, late Oklahoma City at Portland, late Friday's Games Milwaukee at Indiana, 7 p.m. New Jersey at Orlando, 7 p.m. Cleveland at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Charlotte at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Washington at New York, 7:30 p.m. Atlanta at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Miami at New Orleans, 8 p.m. Chicago at Boston, 8 p.m. Memphis at Phoenix, 10 p.m. Utah at Golden State, 10:30 p.m. Toronto at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Denver, 10:30 p.m.EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLOTPtsGFGA Philadelphia741153729 N.Y. Rangers641133432 Pittsburgh661133733 N.Y. Islanders462103344 New Jersey49192545 Northeast Division WLOTPtsGFGA Montreal741152928 Boston720142913 Toronto552122931 Ottawa561112937 Buffalo38283243 Southeast Division WLOTPtsGFGA Washington840163929 Tampa Bay722163733 Atlanta642144043 Carolina660123435 Florida46082725WESTERN CONFERENCECentral Division WLOTPtsGFGA Detroit721153225 Chicago771154445 St. Louis612142617 Columbus740142729 Nashville533132629 Northwest Division WLOTPtsGFGA Vancouver632143127 Colorado641133939 Minnesota542122727 Calgary660123436 Edmonton35283137 Pacific Division WLOTPtsGFGA Los Angeles830163425 Dallas740143729 San Jose541112926 Phoenix443112732 Anaheim571113244 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Wednesday's Games Washington 5, Toronto 4, SO Boston 5, Buffalo 2 Carolina 7, N.Y. Islanders 2 Atlanta 4, Florida 3 New Jersey 5, Chicago 3 Dallas 5, Pittsburgh 2 Detroit 2, Calgary 1 Phoenix 4, Nashville 3 Anaheim 3, Tampa Bay 2 Thursday's Games N.Y. Rangers at Philadelphia, late Columbus at Atlanta, late N.Y. Islanders at Ottawa, late San Jose at St. Louis, late Vancouver at Colorado, late Tampa Bay at Los Angeles, late Friday's Games N.Y. Rangers at New Jersey, 7 p.m. Boston at Washington, 7 p.m. Montreal at Buffalo, 7:30 p.m. Carolina at Florida, 7:30 p.m. Calgary at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Phoenix at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Detroit at Edmonton, 9 p.m. Pittsburgh at Anaheim, 10 p.m.EASTERN CONFERENCESemifinals New York 1, San Jose 0 Saturday, Oct. 30 New York 1, San Jose 0 Thursday, Nov. 4 New York vs San Jose, late Colorado 1, Columbus 0 Thursday, Oct. 28 Colorado 1, Columbus 0 Saturday, Nov. 6 Columbus vs. Colorado.WESTERN CONFERENCESemifinals FC Dallas 1, Real Salt Lake 0 Saturday, Oct. 30 FC Dallas 2, Real Salt Lake 1 Saturday, Nov. 6 Real Salt Lake vs. Dallas Los Angeles 1, Seattle 0 Sunday, Oct. 31 Los Angeles 1, Seattle 0 Sunday, Nov. 7 Los Angeles vs. SeattleBASEBALLAmerican League BOSTON RED SOX Announced 3B Adrian Beltre has declined 2011 option. CLEVELAND INDIANS Assigned INF Wes Hodges, OF Chad Huffman and INF Drew Sutton outright to Columbus (IL). Claimed INF Carlos Rivero off waivers from Philadelphia. OAKLAND ATHLETICS Exercised 2011 options on 2B Mark Ellis and OF Coco Crisp. Declined to exercise their option on 3B Eric Chavez. SEATTLE MARINERS Declined 2011 options on LHP Erik Bedard, DH Russell Branyan and 3B Jose Lopez. Sent LHP Ryan Feierabend, OF Ryan Langerhans, C Guillermo Quiroz, LHP Chris Seddon and RHP Sean White to Tacoma (PCL). Quiroz and Langerhans declined to be outrighted and elected to become free agents. Claimed RHP Brian Sweeney off waivers from Arizona. TAMPA BAY RAYS Declined 2011 options on INF Willy Aybar and RHP Dan Wheeler. Selected the contract of UT Elliot Johnson from Durham (IL). TEXAS RANGERS Declined the 2011 mutual option on DH Vladimir Guerrero. National League ATLANTA BRAVES Claimed INF/OF Joe Mather off waivers from St. Louis. CHICAGO CUBS Named Pat Listach bench coach and Dave Keller major league staff assistant. Announced Iowa (PCL) manager Ryne Sandberg will not return next season. CINCINNATI REDS Exercised 2011 options on RHP Bronson Arroyo and OF Jonny Gomes. Declined to exercise 2011 options on SS Orlando Cabrera and RHP Aaron Harang. FLORIDA MARLINS Signed manager Edwin Rodriguez to a contract extension through next season. Named Perry Hill first-base and infield coach and Jeffrey Urgelles bullpen coordinator. LOS ANGELES DODGERS Exercised a mutual 2011 option on OF Scott Podsednik. Declined to exercise a 2011 option on C Brad Ausmus. NEW YORK METS Exercised their 2011 option on SS Jose Reyes. Selected the contract of RHP Manny Alvarez from Buffalo (IL). PITTSBURGH PIRATES Agreed to terms with LHP Wil Ledezma on a oneyear contract. Reinstated RHP Ross Ohlendorf, RHP Jose Ascanio and 1B Steve Pearce from the 60-day DL. Reinstated 1B Jeff Clement from the 60-day DL and assigned him outright to Indianapolis (IL). Assigned RHP Sean Gallagher, RHP Steven Jackson, OF Brandon Moss and LHP Justin Thomas outright to Indianapolis. SAN DIEGO PADRES Announced C Yorvit Torrealba declined mutual option for 2011 and RHP Chris Young declined team option for 2011. LOCALSCHEDULE SPORTSSNAPSHOTS THESCOREBOARD Lake Placid TODAY: Football vs.Gateway Charter,7:30 p.m. SATURDAY: Swimming and Diving at Regional Meet,Indian River,9 a.m. TUESDAY: Girls Basketball at Avon Park,7:30 p.m.; Girls Soccer vs.Avon Park,6/7:30 p.m.s THURSDAY: Girls Basketball vs.Walker Memorial,at Avon Park,6 p.m. Sebring FRIDAY: Football vs.Tenoroc,7:30 p.m.; Swimming at Regional Meet,Tarpon Springs,9 a.m. MONDAY: Boys Soccer vs.Winter Haven,6/7:30 p.m. TUESDAY: Girls Basketball hosts Tip-Off Tourney,vs.Lake Region,7:30 p.m.; Girls Soccer at Winter Haven,6/7:30 p.m. Avon Park TODAY: Football vs.Tampa Catholic,7:30 p.m. TUESDAY: Boys Soccer vs.Lake Placid,6:30 p.m.; Girls Basketball vs.Lake Placid, 7:30 p.m.; Girls Soccer at Lake Placid,7 p.m. THURSDAY: Girls Basketball vs.Frostproof,7:30 p.m.; Boys Soccer at Frostproof,6 p.m.; Girls Soccer vs.Frostproof,6:30 p.m. A A U U T T O O R R A A C C I I N N G G S SA A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y 1 1 2 2 : : 5 5 5 5 p p . m m . NASCAR O'Reilly Challange . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2N N H H L L S SA A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y 1 1 0 0 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Tampa Bay at San Jose . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 4 4 4S S K K A A T T I I N N G G S SA A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y 4 4 p p . m m . Figure Skating ISU Grand Prix. . . . N N B B C CB B O O X X I I N N G G F FR R I I D D A A Y Y 1 1 1 1 p p . m m . James McGirt, Jr. vs. Edwin Rodriguez. S S H H O O W WS SA A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y 1 1 0 0 p p . m m . Juan Manuel Lopez vs. Rafael Marquez. S S H H O O W W 1 1 1 1 : : 1 1 5 5 p p . m m . Zab Judah vs. Lucas Matthysse . . . . . . . . H H B B O OC 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 . Central Florida at Houston . . . . . . . . . . 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 North Carolina State at Clemson . . . . . . . . . 4 4 4 4 N N o o o o n n Florida at Vanderbilt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 3 8 8 N N o o o o n n Illinois at Michigan . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 3 3 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . North Carolina at Florida State . . . . . . . . A A B B C C 3 3 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Northwestern at Penn State . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 7 7 p p . m m . Arkansas at South Carolina . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 8 8 p p . m m . Missouri at Texas Tech . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A A B B C C 8 8 p p . m m . Texas at Kansas State . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. E E S S P P N N 2 2Times, games, channels all subject to change G G O O L L F F F FR R I I D D A A Y Y N N o o o o n n EuroPGA HSBC Champions . . . . . . . . . G G O O L L F F 4 4 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . PGA Schwab Cup Championship . . . . . G G O O L L F FS SA A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y N N o o o o n n EuroPGA HSBC Champions . . . . . . . . . G G O O L L F F 4 4 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . PGA Schwab Cup Championship . . . . . G G O O L L F FN N B B A A F FR R I I D D A A Y Y 7 7 p p . m m . New Jersey at Orlando . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . S S U U N N 8 8 p p . m m . Chicago at Boston . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 1 1 0 0 : : 33 0 0 p p . m m . L.A. Clippers at Denver . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N LIVESPORTSONTV NFL WNBA MLS Playoffs NHL NBA Page 2BNews-Sun Friday, November 5, 2010www.newssun.co m
Highlands Hammock State Park Saturday, Oct. 3010K Results Overall Male: Doug Morton 34:32 Overall Female: Regan Davenport 49:37 MasterMale: Mike Martino 45:06 MasterFemale: Olga Luepschen 49:40 Grand MasterMale: Terry Engle 44:52 Male Age Groups (Top Three) (15-19) John Komasa 43:55 (25-29) Tim Topa 35:52, John Finch 5 3:44, Raulie Raulerson 54:21 (30-34) Dima Didenko 50:26 (35-39) Sean Dolan 54:07, Praveen K rishnadas 69:09 (40-44) Tony Qualls 55:25, Jeff Carlson 5 6:55, Patrick Loper 64:51 (45-49) Lawrence Luepschen 47:12, Scott H andley 56:23 (50-54) Tim Williams 45:47, Steve M arquart 51:44, Steve Scheck 51:55 (55-59) Chuck Best 46:32, Virgil M cInvale 56:56, Richard Percy 58:28, S teven Hanken 62:49 (60-64) Georges Joseph-Pauline 54:50, R ichard Buss 59:51 (65-69) Dave Folds 54:24 (70-74) Harold Smith 66:38. Female Age Groups (Top Three) (15-19) Amanda Kennedy 50:24 (20-24) Ashley Hewitt 59:14 (25:29) Corien Peavy 59:16 (30-34) Allysun Collar 60:01, Sarah M ueller 61:50, Jane Mikulechhy 61:51 (40-44) Evelyn Perez 52:00, Kathie M aloyed 53:37, Kathy Edgemon 54:44 (45-59) Kathleen Hammock 66:48 (50-54) Deborah Linton 67:06 (55-59) Crystal Vanderpool 71:55. 5K RESULTS Overall Male: Timothy Wheaton 20:37 Overall Female: Fatima Lagrow 25:24 MasterMale: P.J. Patel 2 8:07 MasterFemale: Linda R icker 25:26 Grand MasterMale: Dan H ealey 20:39 Grand MasterFemale: M ary Rucker 37:42 Male Age Groups (Top Three) (14 & Under) William Edgar 2 7:06, Siddarth Anathan 36:39, K evin Stoll 39:59 (15-19) Joseph Forest 21:28 (20-24) Jonathan Joles 47:58 (25-29) Mark Sevingy 32:21 (30-34) Mike Silver 24:19, L ee Wimberly 27:07 (35-39) Sunil Kumar 21:56, E d Burnside 22:18, Earl Rigdon 27:15, Philip Qualls 30:03 (40-44) Richard Bozeman 46:20 (45-49) Mike Kirsh 34:19, Pramod Das 40:34 (50-54) Paul Bowers 28:40 (55-59) Mike McLeod 29:49 (60-64) Larry Taylor 30:55 (65-69) Cliff Ables 36:55 (80+) Joe Bird 46:36. Female Age Groups (Top Three) (14 & under) Alyssa Loper 46:51 (15-19) Shelby Smith 30:54 (20-24) Katie Seaner 33:08 (25-29) Erin Gercken 35:25,Rachael Rucks 37:55 (30-34) Tiffany Sevigny 32:22 (35-39) Jennifer Burnside 25:59, Brandi Rankin 41:43 (40-44) Carmen Healy 29:27, Julia Miller 36:48; Cynthia Dassinger 42:38 (45-49) Jude Stewart 30:36, Tina Grimes 31:08, Cyndie Frederick 33:08 (50-54) Marcia Percy 33:15; Katie Taylor 33:38 (60-64) Rita Overman 41:57, Joan Roberts 44:14 (75-79) Carrie Bird 47:56. 5K Walk Participants in orderof finish Terri Coyle, Kris Schmidt, Margy Vogel, Diane Reidy, Diane Andrus, Jan Coyle, Terry Barone, Amanda Fant, Valerie Forest, Cayetano Terreros, Patti Verrone, Donna Lyles, Chelsi Huddleston, Jan Prince, Carol McCullough, Julie Fowler, Gina Davis, Jade Davis, Dottie Mettling, Mary Coe, Doris Magowan, David Magowan, Jo Ann Sutton, Lisa Puleo, Nancy Gustin, April Norcross, Linda Camp, Lisa Hurley, Judith O'Hora, Patricia Bevelock, Herlene Washington, Eva Monk, Kenny Stoll, Connie Gullen, Sally Sutherland, Shari Bowers Sharon Carpenter, Rose Tilley, Roberta Creech, Todd Creech, Richard Marino, Ardell Marino. Timing Services: Central Florida Striders, Chet Brojek Golf HammockThe Ladies Association played a Welcome Back Tournament Wednesday, Nov. 3. Taking first, with a net of 61.1, was the team of Jeanie Fivecoat, Trudy Stowe, Barb Akus and Mary Lindsay. Bonnie Nigh, Florence Towell, Wanda Hastie and Mary Cripps were second with a net of 62.7 and Laura Kebberly, Ruth Kirk, Marge Pederson and Eleanor Short were third with a net score of 64.5. Last Monday, Nov. 1, the Mezza group played at Golf Hammock using Individual Pro-Am Points. In A group there was a tie between Mike Anselm and Paul Brown at minus 1, second place was Jack Schell with minus 2. B flight first place was Joe Hyzny with plus 6 and second place going to Doug Haire with plus 4. First place in C Group was Jaanet Regan with plus 4 and second place went to Sal Sboto with minus 1. D group first place was a tie between Frank Branca and Terry Yandle at minus 2. Next Monday will be a shotgun start beginning at 7:45 a.m. at Golf Hammock. Please arrive early to register. For more information,ccall Pete Mezza at 382-1280.Harder HallThe ladies association played a Ladies League pro am points event on Monday, Nov. 1. The winners were: First place, Jan Saliba with plus-8; and second place, Donna Maki with plus-2. Tying for third place were Elaine Hettinga and Carol Grimm with plus-1 each.PinecrestThe Men's Association played Team and Individual Pro-Am Points Wednesday, Nov. 3 and saw a tie for the team title. Jim Gulick, Paul Brown, Earl Plemmons and Darrel Bailey came in with +3, which was matched by the team of Bob Watkins, Murray Campbell, Bob Fowler and Wayne Courson. Ties seemed to be the theme of the day as Jim Underwood, individually, won A Division with +3, but saw a three-way tie for second with Greg Mitchell, Joe Martini and Jim Peters all coming in at even. Campbell won B Division with +6 and Jack Litalien was second at +1, but in C Division it was back to the ties with a threeway deadlock for first between Roger Dowe, Jim Elliott and Art Demers at +5. Bailey won D Division with +6 and there was, guess what, a tie for second between Bob Colandrea and J.W. McCamic at +5.Placid LakesThe Men's Golf Association played an Individual Quota Points event Wednesday, Nov. 3, with Howard Tricknor taking the day's win with +12. John Goble and Taft Green tied for second at +9, while Cody Coates and Jim Hays each came in with +5 and Wayne Wood, Darrell Horney, Russ Isaacs and Bill Lockwood all came in with +4s. Bud Snyder had closest to the pin getting to five-feet, five-inches at #6.River GreensThe Morrison Group played a game on Monday, Nov. 1. Winning first place was the team of Bill Mountford, Vince Boever, Fred Evans and Bob Stevens with minus-23; and second place, Larry Roy, Hank Wunderlich, Cliff Steele and Tim Thomas with minus-21. The men's association played a Men's Day event on Saturday, Oct. 30. Winning first place was the team of Ken Brunswick, Ed Mosser, Johnny Wehunt and Keith Kincer with minus28. Tying for second/third/fourth places were the teams of Ken Koon, Harold Plagens, Neil Purcell and Lefty St. Pierre; Larry Roy, Gil Heier, Gerry Page and Harold Kline; Len Westdale, Tim Thomas, Dick McClay and Glenn Nelson with minus-26 each. A morning scramble was played on Friday, Oct. 29. Winning first place was the team of Len and Ronda Westdale, Jack Sayre and Dale Duncan. An afternoon scramble was played Friday, Oct. 29. Winning first place was the team of Tony Larkford, Kay Conkle, Glen Nelson and Dan Pelfrey; second place, Jerry Lewis, Jim Sizemore, Joe Graf and Bob Ownby; and third place, Charlie Seralde, Tom Stewart, Chuck Berryman and Joe Craigo. The Morrison Group played a game Thursday, Oct. 28. The winners were: First place, Len Westdale and Keith Kincer with minus-15. Tying for second/third places were Jim Cercy and Harold Kline; Tim Thomas and Jim Anderson with minus14 each. The ladies association played a pro am tournament on Thursday, Oct. 28. Winning first place was the team of Pat Gower, Pat Graf, Betty Wallace and Barb Stuber with plus-4.5; second place, Carole McClay, Pat Borst and Anne Purcell with plus-3; and third place, Marybeth Carby, Bev Rudd and Ann Purdy with minus-1. Individual winners were: First place, Elaine Keppler with plus-6.5; second place, Pat Gower with plus-4.5; and third place, Barb Stuber with plus-3. The men's association played a pro am tournament on Wednesday, Oct. 27. Winning first place was the team of Harold Kline, Eli Ventura, Jim Wright and Jim Anderson with plus-9.5; and second place, Peter March, Joe Graf, Tim Thomas and Jerry Malabrigo with plus-9. Individual winners: A Flight (25over): Vince Boever with plus-4.5. B Flight (21-24): Gil Heier with plus-9.5. C Flight (18-20): Johnny Wehunt with plus-8. D Flight (17-under): Harold Kline with plus-7.5. The Morrison Group played a game on Tuesday, Oct. 26. Winning first place was the team of Hank Wunderlich, Paul Johnson, Len Westdale and Ken Brunswick with minus-34. The Golfettes played a game on Tuesday, Oct. 26. Winning first place was the team of Peggy Wehunt, Donna Johnson, Kay Conkle and Pat Kincer with minus-31; and third place, Diane Evans, Betty Wallace, Pat Gower and Sally Dworak with minus-25.SpringLakeOn November 1 and 3, the SpringLake Women's Golf Association held a two-day, Flighted Eclectic Tournament on the Cougar Course. The first day scores were posted and Net Score recorded. On the second day, everyone had the opportunity to improve on each individual hole. The better of the two scores on each hole, less handicap, was used to determine the winners in each flight. Flight A winners were: Marsi Benson, first place, with a gross 90/88, for a net 60; Marilyn Redenbarger, 2nd place, with 89/88, for a net 61 and Teri Swisher, 3rd place, 87/80 with a net 62. Flight B was won by a score of net 60; a tie between Terrie Austin, with the best gross scores for each of the two days, 84/87, and Gail Whiting, 93/88. Dottie Blackwell, 85/89, won 3rd place with a net 61. In Flight C, the winners were Rita Jaskowski, 88/91, net 60 for 1st place; Debbie Delaney, 91/96, net 61 for 2nd place and Jan Nelson, 94/91, with a net 62 for 3rd place. Flight D winners were: lst Carole Frederick, 95/96, with a net 56, best net score for the tournament. Second place went to Margaret Mazzola, 100/95, with a net 61 and Joan Gann won 3rd place with 108/103, for a net 63. www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, November 5, 2010Page 3B 6 MONTH MEMBERSHIPS NOW AVAILABLE (863) 382-0500 3201 Golfview Rd. Sebring(863) 382-0744for 9 Hole Executive RatesPrices good thru 11/30/10 Incl. 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Barkley StreetSaturday November 6, 20108:30am till 2:30pmFor more information, call(863) 655-6400FREEFREE The group helped continue the successful tradition put down by their elders, and so too they pass the torch to a talented core of returnees. Another successful season end s, with more to look forward to. Continued from 1B ARC Halloween 10K/5K Results LP ending
Special to the News-SunSEBRING "Hope for t he Holidays" is a special g rief support group designed f or those who are facing the h olidays after losing a loved o ne. Holidays can be sad and l onely times especially for f amilies and friends who are g rieving. Unity Life E nrichment Centre unders tands and is hosting a special s eries of grief support group m eetings throughout the holid ays, on Wednesday evenings f rom 6-7:30 p.m., starting N ov. 17. The group is led by C harleen "Charlie" Stroup L MHC, who specializes in b ereavement counseling and h as been recognized by C ambridge Who's Who for s howing dedication, leaders hip and excellence in all a spects of mental health c ounseling. Currently she is i n private practice and offers t o the community bereavem ent groups, crisis counseli ng to individuals and groups a nd individual counseling for g rief and loss. She enjoys c ommunity education on m ental health/illness and b ereavement issues and a ttributes her success to all of t he struggles and challenges w ith which she has been b lessed. Alicensed practical nurse, certified addiction specialist, board certified psychotherapist and a licensed mental health counselor, Stroup received her master of science in mental health counseling from Nova Southeastern University in 2000. She has served on the board of directors of TriCounty Human Services Inc. and the Florida Partners in Crisis. She is a member of The InterAgency and is a board member of the local chapter of the Central Florida Blood Centers. She has been a guest writer of many newspapers articles in the area. "Hope for the Holidays" meetings provides individuals who have lost a loved one with support and strategies to manage their way through the holidays. The group offers a safe environment and provides tips on how to manage grief during a difficult time. Attendees will learn how to balance solitude with social interaction, manage special memories, find creative outlets, honor yet change some traditions, acknowledge difficulties and joy, and identify available resources. Families, spouses, children and friends, are encouraged to attend. Meetings are non-denominational in nature and offered on a love offering basis. Fall is upon us a nd the weather h as cooled down i n Highlands C ounty. With the c ooler weather, o utdoor running is a n excellent worko ut to keep both y our body and m ind fit. Keeping feet h ealthy and painf ree can go a long w ay toward ensuri ng that every run is enjoya ble, regardless if your runn ing your first 5-kilometer r un or a marathon. If you h ave been contemplating r unning your first 5K there a re many community 5K r uns (3.1 miles) benefitting d ifferent local charities in H ighlands County. Runners c an experience a variety of p roblems including arch p ain, tendonitis, blisters, and n ail injuries. For healthy running feet k eep the following tips in m ind: Select a good running s hoe: Before you take off r unning, obtain a good pair o f running shoes. Research t he shoe construction and k eep in mind that footwear c an vary in size from one m anufacturer to the other. A r unning shoe purchase is d ependent upon the type of foot and function of the foot for each individual. Select good socks: Runners should always fit shoes with the socks that they plan on wearing during a run. Socks should be made of a polycotton blend that pulls moisture from the skin, fit well, and be comfortable when worn with a running shoe. Stretch out and build momentum: Start off by warming up. Then gently stretch for 5-10 minutes, focusing on lower leg muscles. Begin every workout slowly, allowing your body to warm up and decrease the chance of muscle strain. First-timers should start with short distances. Increase distance over time to help prevent injury. Focus on keeping both the feet and entire body relaxed, avoid tensing or cramping toes, and run with a gait that feels the most natural. Immediately stop running if any foot pain occurs. Cool down and rest: After reaching the end of a running workout, cool down and stretch for about 10 minutes. Submerging the lower extremities in an ice bath after longer runs can reduce muscle soreness. Recovery drinks such as chocolate milk not only reduce muscle soreness but taste great! Muscle pain can occur after running. Minor injuries may be treated with the RICE regimen (rest, ice, compression, elevation). However, if pain does not resolve itself after several days or returns immediately upon resuming exercise see your podiatrist. Dr. Olga Garcia Luepschen and Gentle Foot Care Center are located at 2 Ryant Blvd (on U.S. 27). For foot problems please call 314-9255 and visit www.gentlefootcarecenter.com. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat or cure your condition. Page 4BNews-SunFriday, November 5, 2010www.newssun.com Pool Enclosures & Rescreening Screen Rooms Vinyl & Glass RoomBobby Lee Aluminum Inc.863-453-254345 N.Central Ave.,Avon Park SERVING HIGHLANDS, HARDEE & POLK COUNTIESLicensed & Insured HC 01918 Rescreen Your Pool Enclosure or Screen Room COUPONREQUIRED CEILINGS 85¢ per sq. ft. (Reg. $1.10)WALLS 75¢ per sq. ft. (Reg. $1.00)Some restrictions apply. Not valid with any other offer. EXPIRES 11/30/10 Phifer Screen 5005 Sun N Lake Blvd., Sebring, FL 33872 863-386-1060 OPEN HOUSEThurs, Nov. 10th 2pm 4pm Music Refreshments Door PrizesService you can Trust, Care You Deserve Lakeshore Car Wash 991USHwy27NorthSebring (863) 471-9274 LubeOil&Filter $22. 95 YourFullService Wash&DetailCenter LIVING BRINGS IT IN. WE TAKE IT OUT.Call for Our Weekly Specials.AVON PARK 452-5800 SEBRING 382-3363 LAKE PLACID 465-1530 Some Risks Are Worth Taking. Your Health Isnt One of Them. First, 32 people die every day of skin cancer in the USA. 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Koch Construction1417 Swank Avenue Sebring, FL 33870(863) 385-8649COMMERCIAL & RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTIONLet our highly qualified staff develop your commercial property, build your dream home,or do your remodeling.For all of your Aluminum,Steel,and Conventional construction needsEmail: firstname.lastname@example.orgState Certified License #CGC1515338 SEAMLESS GUTTERS Specials5 INCH GUTTERS$2.99PER LINEAR FOOT6 INCH GUTTERS$3.99PER LINEAR FOOTMany Colors Available HEALTHYLIVING DearPharmacist: I crave saffron, a nd have loved this spice for many y ears but stopped buying it because it's e xpensive. I know you are educated w ith herbs, can you tell me if there are a ny health benefits? T.S. Ocala Answer: Great question, I love saff ron too! So precious and resilient is s affron that this centuries-old flower e xtract is even mentioned in the Bible. H arvested from a type of crocus ( Crocus sativus L), the spice is actually t he three tiny red stamens that must be p lucked from the center of each flower b y hand. It's the most expensive spice y ou can buy. Saffron imparts a distinctive taste a nd aroma along with a lovely yellow c olor to a variety of exotic dishes. I stir i t into rice, soups and teas. As a pharm acist who pays attention to alternative r emedies, I can't help but note that any h erb that's been used for centuries likel y has something going for it. Sure e nough, researchers are starting to verif y the amazing healing potential of saff ron in clinical studies. In Iran, for example, researchers h ave found that saffron lifted depress ion as well as fluoxetine (Prozac). For b oth the herb and the drug "the remiss ion rate was 25 percent." If you have mild or moderate depression why not give it a try? It won't interact with medicine as far as I can tell, but do consult with your physician. Saffron is a super strong antioxidant with housekeeping'benefits that clean you up from head to toe. Pay attention here because I'm going to summarize the research. Saffron has anti-cancer effects, for all sorts of tumors. It enhances male fertility. It helps relieve anxiety and tension. And ladies, it eases the discomforts of premenstrual syndrome (PMS). In Texas, researchers proved that saffron improves circulation to the retina so it's a promising treatment for macular degeneration, a major cause of blindness. One clinical trial concluded "preliminary evidence of a possible therapeutic effect of saffron extract in the treatment of mild-tomoderate Alzheimer's disease." It's also an anti-spasmodic. Whew! Do you see why I think Saffron is one of the best kept health secrets?! If you'd like to try a saffron supplement -and I've just begun taking one myselfmake sure you buy from a reputable company, such as Exir. I have to warn you, pure authentic saffron is expensive, but worth it. Fake makers of it cut the saffron with other yelloworange spices but Exir is 100 percent saffron, and they source from organic flowers. It's not popular (yet) so you will need to ask your local health food store to order it, or just buy it online like I did at their website, www.epicuregarden.com. Did You Know? Pain-relieving medications should be taken with food in order to minimize stomach upset and nausea, a very common side effect. 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. Saffron spice, supplements help from head to toe Dear Pharmacist Suzy Cohen So you want to run? Footprints Dr. Olga Garcia Luepschen Metro Services Cooler temperatures make for a good time to start running to get in shape. Hope for the Holidays grief support group starting NEWS-SUN
Special to the News-SunHOUSTON Children with high blood pressure may not feel sick or experience serious symptoms like adults, but if the condition goes untreated it could cause serious damage to their overall health later in life, said a pediatric hypertension specialist from Baylor College of Medicine. "The good news is that we do not see heart attacks and strokes in children as a result of high blood pressure," said Dr. Daniel Feig, associate professor of pediatrics renal at BCM. "The bad news is that the blood pressure will continue to go up and could cause permanent damage to the heart and kidneys. Without intervention childhood hypertension almost always results in hypertension in adulthood." Beginning at age 3, children should be screened for high blood pressure at their annual check up, Feig said. If it is high, he or she will be asked to return a week later to see if the high readings persist. If the child has elevated readings in three consecutive visits, he or she should have an evaluation for the cause of hypertension and risk of organ injury. Diet and exercise modifications are common treatments for high blood pressure, but if this is insufficient, there are a variety of antihypertensive medications that have been tested and proven to be safe in the shortand longterm. www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, November 5, 2010Page 5B AVON PARK BINGO1091 W. Main St., Avon Park 863-453-2727 (Corner of SR 64 & US 27) 7 NIGHTS A WEEK! MATINEE SUN & WED ELECTRONICPOWER TOUCH Dont just conceal it. Let us heal it. Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine Physician and Self-Referrals Accepted7200 S. George Blvd. Sebring, Florida (863) 382-2032 HEALTHYLIVING Parkinson's group to meet MondaySEBRING The P arkinson's disease supp ort group for the H ighlands County area w ill meet on the second M onday at 10 a.m., Nov. 8 at the First Baptist C hurch of Sebring (corn er of Pine and Lemon S treet). The program this m onth will be by Maggie B obe, physical therapist. A ll persons with P arkinson's disease and t heir families are welc ome to attend. There is n o charge. For more information, c all 453-6589 or 4536 419.Hand, shoulder pain screenings offeredSEBRING The H and Rehabilitation C enter of Florida offers f ree hand and shoulder p ain screenings. Those w ho are experiencing p ain, burning, numbness, o r have lost hand or s houlder mobility and/or f unction of any kind can c all 471-6303 and schedu le a free screening.Prostate Support Group to meetSEBRING The P rostate Support Group f or Prostate Cancer, B PH, and Prostatitis is m eeting Friday, Nov. 12, f rom 1-2 p.m. at P rimerica in Sebring. Primerica (4208 S ebring Parkway) is l ocated east of Ruby T uesday Restaurant on S ebring Parkway and is j ust west of Alligator P ack and Ship. Primerica i s also directly north a cross Sebring Parkway f rom Homer's R estaurant. The group m eets the second Friday o f every month. Please e-mail D r.Hennenfent@gmail.co m or call 863-800-0039 f or additional informat ion.Free diabetes classes offeredSEBRING The H ighlands County Health D epartment is offering D iabetes SelfM anagement Education ( DSME) classes as part o f its Wellness and D iabetes Education P rogram. This program s erves Highlands County r esidents of all ages, e specially those with diab etes or at risk for develo ping diabetes. These c lasses are free of charge a nd provided by a C ertified Diabetes E ducator. Classes in English are s cheduled on Nov. 15-17 f rom 5:30-8:30 pm at the H ighlands County Health D epartment in Sebring l ocated at 7205 S. G eorge Blvd. Enrollment is limited a nd registration is r equired. To register and for m ore information, cont act the HCHD Wellness a nd Diabetes Education P rogram, at 863-3827 228. A mplified telephone distributionSEBRING Hearing I mpaired Persons will d istribute amplified telep hones to Florida resid ents who have a hearing o r speech loss, in the C onference Room at NuH ope Elder Care S ervices, 6414 U.S. 27 S outh in Sebring, on T hursday, Nov. 18, from 1 0 a.m. to 1 p.m. By appointment only. Call (941) 743-8347. Courtesy photo Dr. Valerie Moulds of Eye Specialists of Mid-Florida helped Teresa Franchio's first-grade HAART class understand how the eye works. The students are reading a Marc Brown book called Arthur's Eyes' and a biography of young Helen Keller. Snapshots Learning how we see It's never too early to screen kids for high blood pressure Special to the News-SunTo help anyone in the community who may experience holiday grief, Hope Hospice professional grief counselors conduct bereavement support groups. The counselors offer suggestions on alleviating grief and stress, how to cope with change, how to avoid disappointment, and more. Meeting dates are: Sebring Library, 319 W. Center Ave., Tuesday, Nov. 9, 11 a.m. to noon; Highlands Regional Medical Center (Ho pe Hospice Unit, secon d floor), 3600 S. Highlan ds Ave., Tuesday, Nov. 9, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Avon Park Librar y, 100 N. Museum Av e, Thursday, November 1 1, 11:00 am Noon Lake Placid Southe rn Lifestyles Assisted Livin g Facility, 1297 U.S. 27 N, Tuesday, Nov. 16, 4:30 -6 p.m. and again on Tuesda y, Dec. 7, from 6-7:30 p.m. For more informatio n, call 800-835-1673. Grief support offered by Hope Hospice Classified ads get results! Call 385-6155 The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN
Page 6BNews-SunFriday, November 5, 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. Rev. Jon Beck, pastor; 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 p.m. Evening 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: 5:15 p.m. Family Night Supper; 6 p.m. Bible Study and Prayer; 6 p.m. Adult Choir Practice; 6:30 p.m. children's choir rehearsals; 7 p.m. children's mission groups. Call 4536681 for details. Primera Mision Bautista, 100 N. Lake Ave., Avon Park, Johnattan Soltero, Pastor. Regular Sunday schedule: 10 a.m., Bible Study; 11 a.m., Worship Service. Wednesday schedule: 7 p.m., Bible study. 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. ($3 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. 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. Jos Gonzlez, V.F., Pastor. Masses Saturday Vigil: 4 p.m. Sunday: 8 and 10:30 a.m. and noon Spanish Mass. Daily Masses 8 a.m. and noon MondayFriday; 9 a.m. Saturday. Confessions: 3-3:45 p.m. Saturdays, 7:15-7:45 a.m. first Friday, or by appointment. Enrollment for Catholic School grades K3 through 5 not being accepted. St. James Catholic Church, 3380 Placidview Drive, Lake Placid, 465-3215. Father Michael J. Cannon. Mass schedule: Summer (May 1 to Oct. 31) Saturday Vigil, 4 p.m.; Sunday 8 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.; Weekdays, 9 a.m. December thru Easter Saturday, 4 p.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.; Weekdays 9 a.m.; and Holy Days 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., first Saturday at 9 a.m. CHRISTIAN Eastside Christian Church, 101 Peace Ave., Lake Placid, FL 33852 (two miles east of U.S. 27 on County Road 621), 465-7065. Ray Culpepper, 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; Marco Gallardo, Youth Pastor. Sunday Worship, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday School, 11 a.m.; Sunday Youth Service, 6 p.m; Evening service resumes in November at 6 p.m. Wednesday night meals, 5:30 p.m. followed by classes at 6:30 p.m. Office hours, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday-Friday. Phone 382-6676. First Christian Church, 1016 W. Camphor St., Avon Park, FL 33825; (863) 453-5334; on the Web at www.firstchristianap.com. Our motto is "Jesus is First at First Christian Church." Greg Ratliff, Senior Minister; Ray Culpepper, Family Life Minister; Jon Carter, Music Director. Bible School 9 a.m.; Worship 10 a.m.; Bible Study, 6 p.m.; Wednesdaystudies for all ages, 6 p.m. Nursery provided for all events. First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) 510 Poinsettia Avenue, (corner of Poinsettia and Eucalyptus), Sebring, FL33870. Phone: 3850358 or 385-3435. The Rev. Ronald Norton, Pastor; Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Praise Breakfast, 10 a..m., Morning Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Children's Church, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Praise and Worship, 6:45 p.m. Youth Fellowship, 7:15 p.m.; Midweek Bible Study, 7:15 p.m. CHRISTIAN & MISSIONARY ALLIANCE The Alliance Church of Sebring, 4451 Sparta Road, Sebring, FL33875. Call 382-1343. Rev. Steve Hagen, pastor. Sunday services: Sunday School meets at 9:30 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship Service meets at 10:30 a.m.; Sunday Evening Bible Study meets at 6 p.m. (off site); Wednesday Prayer Gathering meets at 6 p.m. CHRISTIAN SCIENCE Christian Science Church, 146 N. Franklin St. Sunday: 10:30 a.m. morning worship and Sunday school. Testimonial meetings at 4 p.m. each second and fourth Wednesday. Afree public reading room/bookstore, located in the church, is open before and after church services. The Bible and the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures'by Mary Baker Eddy are our only preachers. All are welcome to come and partake of the comfort, guidance, support and healing found in the lesson-sermons. CHURCH OF BRETHREN Church of the Brethren 700 S. Pine St., Sebring, FL33870. Sunday: Church School, 9 a.m .; Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m Wednesday: Temple Choir, 7:3 0 p.m. Phone 385-1597. CHURCH OF CHRIST Avon Park Church of Chris t, 200 S. Forest Ave.,Avon Park, F L 33825. Minister: Larry Roberts Sunday Worship Services, 10:3 0 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nursery facilitie s are available at every service. Bibl e Study: Sunday, 9:30 a.m. an d Wednesday, 7 p.m. Bible centere d classes for all ages. Church phone : 453-4692. Sebring Parkway Church o f Christ, 3800 Sebring Parkwa y, Sebring, FL33870; 385-7443. W e would like to extend an invitatio n for you and your family to visit wit h us here at Sebring Parkway. Ou r hours of service are: Sunda y Worship Service, 9 a.m.; Sunda y Bible Class, 10:15 a.m.; Sunda y Evening Service, 6 p.m .; Wednesday Service, 7 p.m. CHURCH OF NAZARENE First Church of the Nazaren e of AvonPark, P.O. Box 1118 ., AvonPark, FL33825-1118. 707 W Main St. Randall Rupert, Pasto r. Sunday: Sunday school begins a t 9:45 a.m. for all ages; morning wo rship at 10:45 a.m.; and evenin g service at 6 p.m. Wednesda y evening service is at 7 p.m. wit h special services for children an d adults. Special services once a month for seniors (Prime Time) an d Ladies ministries. If you need an y more information, call 453-4851. First Church of the Nazaren e of Lake Placid, 512 W. Interlak e Blvd., Lake Placid, FL33852 Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; Mornin g worship, 10:45 a.m.; Evening serv ice, 6 p.m. Wednesday evening, 7 p.m. Classes for adult children an d youth. Call 465-6916. Pastor Tim Taylor. CHURCHES OF CHRIST IN CHRISTIAN UNION Community Bible Church Churches of Christ in Christia n Union, (Orange Blossom Conference Center) 1400 C-17 A North (truck route), AvonPark Presenting Jesus Christ as th e answer for time and eternit y. Sunday morning worship service 10:30 a.m. Nursery provided Junior Church activities at sam e time for K-6 grade. Sunday Schoo l Bible hour (all ages), 9:30 a.m (Transportation available.) Sunda y evening praise and worship serv ice, 6 p.m. Wednesday evenin g prayer service, 7 p.m. Children an d youth activities at 7 p.m Wednesday. Everyone is welcome please come worship with us. Do n Seymour, Senior Pastor. Phon e 452-0088.PLACESTOWORSHIP RELIGION A tonement Lutheran Church, ELCASEBRING The 24th Sunday a fter Pentecost, All Saints Day C elebration will be led by Dave T horesen. There will be a coffee hour foll owing the morning worship servi ce to honor all those celebrating a b irthday during the month of N ovember. The Church Council is meeting N ov. 8 at 6 p.m., in fellowship hall. Bible study on the book of R omans continues Thursday morni ngs in the fellowship hall. It is b eing taught by Sharon Palmer. Y ou do not need to be a member of t his church to attend Bible study. This is an open invitation to all c hurches in the community to come a nd walk and pray in the Labyrinth P rayer Garden on the east side of t he church premises. A von Park Church of ChristAVON PARK "But What A bout Your Soul?" (Luke 21:19) w ill be the message presented by M inister Larry Roberts on Sunday. T he Lord's Supper is served every S unday. Monday Night School/Study G roup meets every Monday aftern oon. This is a time for study, g ames and refreshments. The age g roup is kindergarten through e ighth grade. For information please call the church office. This is a free service. Avon Park Church of Christ is at 200 S. Forest Ave. Call 453-4692.Christ Lutheran Church AVON PARK Pastor Scott McLean will be preaching a sermon entitled "Who Are the Saints Today?" The church is at 1320 C.R. 64, east of the Avon Park High School. For more information, call 4712663 or visit www.christlutheranavonpark.org.Christian Science ChurchSEBRING The lesson sermon on Sunday morning is titled "Adam and Fallen Man." The keynote is from Isaiah 52:2, "Shake thyself from the dust:" The church is at 146 N. Franklin St.Christian Training Church SEBRING Associate Minister Casey L. Downing will bring the message titled "Active In Grace" at the Sunday morning service. The Wednesday night Bible study will continue the book of Hebrews. Emmanuel United Church of ChristSEBRING The Rev. George Miller will deliver the Sunday morning sermon, "Knowing God!" with Scripture from John 17:20-26. The church is 1.7 miles west of U.S. 27 on Country Road 634 (Hammock Road). Call 471-1999 or visit sebringemmanuelucc.com.Faith Lutheran ChurchSEBRING TPastor Gary Kindle's sermon title for Sunday is "The Saints" from 1 John 3:1-3. The church is at 2740 Lakeview Drive. The Lord's Supper is offered the first, third and fifth Sundays of each month. The radio broadcast is aired every Sunday morning live at 8 a.m. over WITS 1340 AM. The web page is faithlutheransebring.com.First Baptist Church Avon ParkAVON PARK The Rev. Jon Beck is senior pastor. Sunday's sermon topic is "Journey Through Psalms." The church is at 100 N. Lake Ave. For more information, call 453-6681 or email email@example.com.First Baptist Church of Placid LakesLAKE PLACID On Sunday, Pastor Darryl George will preach the sermon entitled "The Purity Series My True Son!" with regards to I Timothy 1:1-11. The church is at the corner of Washington and Kemper Avenues in Placid Lakes. For more information, call 465-5126 from 8 a.m. to noon, Monday through Thursday, or e-mail the church at firstname.lastname@example.org.First Christian ChurchAVON PARK "Living with an Attitude of Gratitude." Have you demonstrated your gratitude to Christ lately? Pastor Greg will be preaching this week on the attitude of gratitude. In Psalm 100 we are reminded that "The Lord is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations." Bible studies are available for men and women on Monday evening, for women on Wednesday morning and Bible Study for all ages Wednesday evening. First Christian Church of Avon Park is at 1016 W. Camphor (behind the Wachovia Bank). Call 453-5334 or e-mail email@example.com. The web site is www.firstchristianap.com.First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)SEBRING At the Lord's Table this Sunday morning will be Juanita Roberts and Linda Correll. Communion will be served by Chris Baker, Michael Graves, Barbara Slinkard and Carol Graves. Greeting the congregation will be Anna Coley. The chime choir will chime during the Call to Worship. Joyce Winstel and Sherr y Kunsak will work with children's church. Lighting the candles durin g the month of November will be Heaven Kunsak. Robin Martin wi ll be with the children in the nursery There will be special music "M y Shepherd Will Supply My Need" chimed by Heavenly Sounds. Pastor Ron's sermon is on the "Signs of the End Times" taken from Mark 13:5-7. There have be en people in every generation claiming to know exactly when Christ would return. No one has been right yet. The church is at 510 Poinsettia Ave. Call 385-0352.First Presbyterian Church ARPAVON PARK On Sunday morning, Pastor Johnson's sermon is entitled "Divine Ownership" based on Psalm 50. The choir's introit will be "Arise, Give Thanks" and the anthem "Yours is the Kingdom." Guest organist will be Emily Hayner. Sunday school is available for all ages. Maxine Johnson, adult teacher, continues the study of David in II Samuel in which God makes a promise to David. Wendy Garcia teaches the youth class and Continued on page 7B Church News
www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, November 5, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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, email@example.com. Casey L. Downing, associate minister: Phone, 385-8171, caseydown firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com ; 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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 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: email@example.com, Sabbath School, 9:30 a.m Saturday. Church Service 10:45 a.m. Saturday. Wednesday prayer meeting 7 p.m. 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: Bible study, 6:30 p.m.; and Women's Ministries, 7 p.m. Wednesday: Youth Ministries, 4 p.m. All meetings are at 120 N. Ridgewood Ave., Sebring. For more information, visit the Web site www.salvationarm ysebring.com or call Major Bruc e Stefanik 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 10:50 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 RELIGION d iscusses issues of today and h ow the Bible instructs us. Members are encouraged t o bring non-perishable i tems for the Church Service C enter. For the next two w eeks, Women's Ministries i s promoting a special T hanksgiving project of coll ecting food also and money t o purchase grocery store g ift cards for needy families i n our church. On Wednesday, Bible s tudy will be led by Pastor J ohnson who will continue t he study of Revelation. On Thursday, Nov. 11, V eteran's Day, the church o ffice will be closed. The church is at 215 E. C ircle St. Call 453-3242.First Presbyterian Church, ARPSEBRING A C elebration in Honor of our V eterans, "America," is the title of Sunday morning's sermon given by the Rev. Darrell A. Peer. Tuesday morning is Dorcas Sewing Circle in fellowship hall. The Youth Group and After School Program includes a homework period, games, supper and a Bible study. Pick-up from Sebring High School and Sebring Middle School. Saturday, Nov. 13 is Dinner and Movie Night in fellowship hall. Bring a covered dish and snacks to share.First United Methodist Church of SebringSEBRING This Sunday is Youth Sunday and the guest speaker will be Rick Heilig, youth director, with the youth providing the music and leadership for the service. Following church the Fine Food and Fellowship dinner will be served. Wednesday evening is the start of a new program of family activities called "Growing with God." This will include dinner between 5:30 and 6:15 p.m. Children under 12 eat free. Cost is $4 for adults. The program includes Bible studies, children activities, music, crafts and informal family classes. Call the church office by noon on Monday if you will be joining us for dinner. A nursery will be provided. The church is downtown at 126 South Pine St. The web site is www.sebringfirstumc.com. Call 385-5184.Grace Pointe MinistriesSEBRING Grace Pointe Ministries is at 200 Lark Ave. in the Sebring Hills Association Clubhouse. Astudy in Revelation will begin on Tuesday nights in the new future. There are only one or two more sessions in Zechariah. Call Myrna at 447-3431 for directions. Sunday, Pastor Ron Zimmer continues the sermon series "It's Question Time." We have questions, don't we? But what questions did Jesus ask? Great truth and riches are in the answers. Let's explore some more.Heartland Christian ChurchSEBRING Come celebrate Veteran's Day at Heartland Christian Church. The Praise and Worship Service begins with Roland Bates, singing "There is a River" and Jill Browning reading "In Flanders Field." Greeters will be Bob and Sandy Heimberger. Pastor Ted Moore's sermon this week will be "AHero's Heart" with Scripture from Joshua 1:5-9. Sunday's Bible Study on "I & II Peter and Jude" is taught by Fran VanHooreweghe. Heartland Singers practice at 4 p.m. on Tuesdays and there is also adult Bible study taught by Pastor Ted Moore. Wednesday night are the Young Adult and Children's Programs. It features a free meal. The church is at 2705 Alternate Route 17 South in Sebring (behind Publix). Look for the lighthouse.Memorial United Methodist ChurchLAKE PLACID Rev. Fred Ball will preach on the subject, "Beyond ING Giving" at the Heritage (traditional) Worship Service and the Celebration (blended) Worship Service. Claude Burnett, pastoral assistant, will preach at the New Song contemporary Worship Service in Rob Reynolds Hall on the same subject. Communion will be observed at all the Worship services of the day. Nursery care is available for all morning events. Children's Church will convene in the Sonshine Club House. Youth Group will meet in the Lighthouse Sunday evening. Sunday evening Bible fellowship, under the direction of Rev. Fred Ball, will meet in the Chapel. The Church is at 500 Ke nt Ave. Call 465-2422.Parkway Free Will Baptist ChurchSEBRING The Sunda y morning Bible lesson, "God Is Awesome" is taken from the 66th Psalm. Pastor Jim Scaggs will bring the message in the Sunday morning "Salute to Veterans" and evening service. Resurrection Lutheran ChurchAVON PARK On All Saints Sunday, the church Continued from page 6B Church News Continued on page 8B
Family History Center openSEBRING Church of J esus Christ of Latter Day S aints has a Family History C enter with consultants that w ill work with you to try to f ind loved ones of long ago. T he hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p .m. Mondays, 9 a.m. to 5 p .m. Tuesdays and 6-8 p.m. o n Wednesdays. The church i s at 3235 Grand Prix Drive. C all 382-1822.SHARE program offers turkeyLAKE PLACID S HARE Florida provides h ealthy food for healthy fami lies at great savings. They w ork hard to have the highest i ntegrity and largest value in e verything they do. This year SHARE is offeri ng a juicy, Grade A, 4.5p ound turkey breast (the size y ou would find on a 14p ound whole turkey) plus all t he trimmings in the SHARE S eason package. This T hanksgiving meal will feed 6 -8 people at a great value. Pick up you order form at 2 01 Belleview and North Oak A ve., Lake Placid and see all t he food your money can buy a t a savings of 30-50 percent o ff retail. Everyone is welc ome to purchase this food. I f you have any questions p lease call the First P resbyterian Church at 4652 742. SHARE food program i s a community outreach m inistry hosted at the First P resbyterian Church with p articipating local churches. Afree continental breakf ast will be available for S HARE customers at the S aturday, Nov. 20, food picku p between 8-9:30 a.m.Chili lunch offered SaturdaySEBRING The S alvation Army Women's M inistries at 120 N. R idgewood Ave. will have a c hili lunch with drink and d essert for $4 on Saturday d uring the Arts and Crafts F estival. There will be craft i tems for sale also. Funds raised will go to s upporting children's homes i n Mexico. Crafty Sowers plan BazaarLAKE PLACID The F irst Presbyterian Crafty Sowers cordially invite you attend their annual Bazaar Saturday from 9 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. There will be many exciting and beautiful items for sale so be sure to mark this date on you calendar and get a head start on the holidays. Items for sale will be quilts, lap robes, baby quilts, gently used dishes, antique dishes, sewing material, embroidery thread, Christmas decorations and many other items. Lunch may be purchased between 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.Salvation Army hosting evangelistsSEBRING The Salvation Army at 120 N. Ridgewood Ave. will have spiritual renewal and soul reviving services centered on The Tabernacle Nov. 7-9. Evangelists Chuck and Connie Bartsch will bring understanding to Old Testament messages relating the Tabernacle symbolism to Christian living and holiness. Along with special music and praise and worship singing, the Bartsch's will teach and preach using visual aids of the Tabernacle curtains, furniture and the priestly garment. Major Bruce Stefanik invites everyone to this special experience. Services will be at 11 a.m., Sunday and at 6 p.m. Monday and Tuesday. Asandwich lunch will follow the Sunday service and refreshments will be served following the Tuesday evening service.Church yard sale LAKE PLACID Leisure Lakes Baptist Church of Lake Placid will be having a yard sale at the church on Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 11-13. The indoor sale will run from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day and will feature garage and yard sale items, baked goods and crafts. Food and beverages will also be available. Proceeds from the sale will go toward various projects including the Potter's House ministry of Lake Placid. The church is located at the western end of Lake June. From U.S. 27 take Lake June Road to Miller, turning north on Wildflower. Contact the church office at 699-0671. Page 8BNews-SunFriday, November 5, 2010www.newssun.com 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! RELIGION will host the Rev. Paul Summer, who will deliver his message to both worship services. At the early service, Joan Meier will be the Worship Assistant and the Lector, and the Communion Assistant will be Joyce Warsack. At the second service, Jerry Butt will be the Worship and Communion Assistant, Jan Lindahl will be the Lector and Caleb McGinnis will be the Acolyte. On Monday, the Busy Bodies will meet to sew Teddy Bears, on Tuesday, the Stewardship Team meets and the Church Council meets. The Nomads will meet at 5 p.m. Thursday at Manny's in Lake Wales. The Worship Servant Training will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday.St. John United Methodist ChurchSEBRING On Sunday morning, Pastor Ronald De Genaro Jr. will bring the messages "The Path of Life" with Scripture from Proverbs 4:20-27 this Sunday (This is a sermon series: Wisdom for Living). The nursery is available for all services. On Tuesday, Nov. 9, Pastor Ron will lead a membership class for St. John 101. Please call the church office to make your reservation.Sebring Church of the BrethrenSEBRING On Sunday morning, Pastor Keith Simmons will be preaching on "ATricky Question." The Scripture will be on Luke 20:27-38. Sunday school will be led by the Rev. Wendell Bohrer will meet in the Fidelis Room. They will be studying "God Is Awesome." They will also be looking at the Scripture Psalm 66.Spring Lake Presbyterian ChurchSEBRING Sunday morning's sermon will be "With What Shall I Come Before the Lord?" taken from Matthew 6:19-25, given by the Rev. Barbara Laucks.Spring Lake United Methodist ChurchSEBRING Spring Lake United Methodist Church is at 8170 Cozume l Lane. The Rev. Clyde Weaver's sermon is titled "Battles Won or Lost." Fellowship follows the service. The Way ChurchSEBRING Pastor Reinhold Buxbaum will be preaching from 1st Peter. Beginning Sunday, the adult Sunda y School will be studying "Managing our finances God's Way." This is a seven-week video series. There is a workbook available to be purchased if desired. Be prepared to take notes. The church is at 1005 North Ridgewood Drive. Office phone is 471-6140. Pastor's cell phone is 381 6190. Church information and the pastor 's messages can be viewed at www.thewaychurch.org. Continued from page 7B Church News Snapshots Alittle over a month ago, I received a phone call from Tennessee. It was a lady who had visited our church this past spring. She had a friend in a local nursing home that she wanted me to visit. At first when I went to meet Dorothy, it seemed as though she wasn't too interested in talking with me. I made an appointment to visit at a more convenient time, gave her some literature, and left. The following week, when I arrived at her room, she gave me a warm welcome and smile. I thought she was a different person. We talked and she told me about her life and family. Then she asked me if I would read her the Gospel tract I had left with her. She was very receptive and interested. She had told me that many years ago she was a Sunday School teacher. I could tell she knew a lot about the Bible and God. But then I asked her this very important question, "If you were to die tonight, do you know for sure that you would go to Heaven?" She replied honestly, "No I don't." I responded, "Would you like to know that?" She said, "Yes!" I showed Dorothy from the Bible that God loved her even though she was a sinner. Every man and woman is born a sinner and must pay the consequences. Romans 6:23 says, "For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord." God sent Jesus to die in our place. He was buried and rose again from the grave. Because of his death, we may have eternal life! The Bible says "For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord, shall be saved." Romans 10:13 Dorothy realized that Christ's death on the cross was sufficient to pay for her sin. She no longer was trying to be a good person and earn her way to heaven. She bowed her head with me there in her room and prayed to God to save her. The moment she received Christ by faith, her countenance was radiant. Now she had a new-found hope in Christ and was ready to die. Three weeks later, Dorothy passed away. As I was hearing her son tell me the news, I could tell he was sad and crying. I was excited to tell him that she was in heaven! She was born again and had the escort of angels to heaven She is much better off now then she ever was while on earth. Thank God, Jesus had taken Dorothy's hand on death's doorstep! God was merciful to save this dear lady even at the very end o f her life. But no one is gua ranteed 80 years. We may not live after this day. Are you ready now to meet God? Don't wait till you g et on death's doorstep. Confess your sin and trust Jesus to be your Saviour right now. Luke Knickerbocker is the pastor of Bethel Baptist Church in Lake Placid, Florida, located on 216 E. Park St. You may email him at firstname.lastname@example.org. Their church website is visitbethelbaptist.com. Don't wait until you're on death's doorstep Timeless Treasure Luke Knickerbocker About 10 years ago it was f airly common to hear the p hrase, "The family prays t ogether stays together." We s eldom hear that any more. I w ould like to reinforce that i dea along with a second simi lar thought: The family that e ats together, at the table, s tays together. Why not eat in the living r oom in front of the TV? The a nswer is simple. When y ou're watching TVyou are n ot connected to each other. T he TVis the center of attent ion. Do you remember when y our children were small and t hey were always clamoring f or your attention? S ometimes it got on your n erves, but many times you d elighted in spending time w ith them. As they grow up t hey get their own friends a nd you take a back seat. T hat is healthy up to a point. Are you feeling disconn ected from your family n ow? Everyone has their own a ctivities they have to rush o ff to and meals are mostly o n the run? Have you noticed a n increase in stress levels in t he family, less understandi ng, more hostility, more f rustration or anger? Maybe it's time to slow d own. Take time to evaluate t hose activities. Are all of t hem necessary? Are there a ny that could be eliminated o r scheduled for another t ime? Here's what we did when our kids were teens. We had supper together at least once a week. We would ask God's blessing on the food and draw straws. The one who drew the longest straw had the task of saying one positive thing about each person at the table. Then that person got to talk about anything that was bothering them without fear of repercussion. It had to be done respectfully. It was everyone else's job to listen and think about how the situation might be resolved. If nothing was bothering that person they could talk about whatever they wanted to. This may be awkward at first and people who have not been communicating very well may have a hard time opening up. Keep at it, even if your kids say it's dumb. They say that because they are uncomfortable. They'll get used to it. They really do want their family to listen. James 1:19 says, "...let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath." We need to listen to each other more, talk less. Aleta Kay can be reached at email@example.com The family table The Marriage Mentor Aleta Kay
www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, November 5, 2010Page 9B American Golf Cart2833 Hwy 27 S. Avon Park453-CART (2278) DearAbby: Approximately every three hours, a home fire death occurs somewhere in the United States. These fatalities occur because there wasn't a functioning smoke detector in the house. According to the National Fire Protection Association, 96 percent of American homes have at least one smoke alarm. However, an estimated 19 percent of them do not work, primarily because of missing or dead batteries. Please join me this year in urging your readers when they set their clocks back to standard time this Sunday to use the extra hour they gain to change and test the batteries in their smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors. It only takes a moment, and they offer the best defense a family has against the devastating effects of a home fire. No one should be hurt or potentially lose a life for want of a working smoke alarm, yet death strikes nearly 3,000 people every year in home fires. A working smoke alarm will provide individuals and families precious extra seconds to get out safely. Thank you for printing this, Abby. Together, we can make a difference and, hopefully, save a life. Jack Parow, president, International Association of Fire Chiefs DearMr. Parow: I hope my readers will take to heart your suggestion. This is a ritual I perform when I set my clocks back every year. And readers, please be aware that smoke alarms should be replaced every 10 years and there should be a mix of both ionization and photoelectric smoke alarms in your home so that you and your loved ones will be alerted to all types of home fires. This was news to me, and I hope you will mention it to your friends and loved ones! DearAbby: I have been unhappy for more than a year. People tell me my teens should be a happy time in my life, but they aren't. I have a pretty good life with no major problems. But because it's not perfect, I tend to take little things and agonize over them. My emotions are affectin g my relationships with other peopl e, my self-esteem and, most of all, my mind. After doing some research an d a lot of thinking, I know I need to see a therapist, but my problem is my parents. A t first, I was terrified to tel l them. But I finally told m y mom. I'm still afraid to te ll my dad. My mother refuses to deal with it. When I ask her to find a therapist, she either won't talk about it, hoping I will forget about it, or she makes an excuse or makes it sound like I don't need one. Abby, I'm only 15; I have no power. How can I get my parents to understand that I need a therapist and they should help me get some help? Always Sad in S t. Petersbu rg DearAlways Sad: You appear to be a bright youn g lady who is very much in touch with your emotions When someone is consistently depressed for more than a few weeks, it's a sign that professional help may be needed. There ma y be many reasons for your mother's reluctance to accept this from concer n about the cost to fear that seeing a therapist might cause you to be labeled as having emotional problems. However, because your sadness is persistent, the person who should decide if you need therapy (or medication) should be a licensed mental health pro fessional. Because you can't get your mother to take you seriously, discuss what ha s been going on with a cou nselor at school. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. Abby shares more than 100 of her favorite recipes in two booklets: Abby's Favorite Recipes' and More Favorite Recipes by Dear Abby.' Send a business-size, self-addressed envelope, plus check or money order for $12 (U.S. funds) to: Dear Abby Cookbooklet Set, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 610540447. (Postage is included in price.) Working smoke alarm is best defense against fire fatalities DIVERSIONS Dear Abby By CHRISTYLEMIRE APMovie CriticRobert Downey Jr. is mise rable, stuck on a cross-count ry drive with a creepy Zach G alifianakis in the comedy Due Date." And it's easy to i magine how he feels: It's o ften torturous just sitting t hrough the movie, and we're n ot the ones trapped in the m iddle of Texas with the guy. From the commercials a lone, though, it's clear we're p robably going to be in troub le here: They cut away early a nd often to a French bulldog i n all his smushy-faced, bate ared adorableness. When y ou need to go to the dog for e asy, reliable laughs, there's s omething wrong with your s cript and this is coming f rom a dog person. That script comes from d irector Todd Phillips, hot off t he success of "The H angover," and three other w riters. But "Due Date" l acks the consistent hilarity a nd originality of that lasts ummer hit; it's got some i ndividual laughs here and t here but lacks sufficient s tory or character developm ent to hold the whole e ndeavor together. And it's not as if "Due D ate" were all that complic ated it shouldn't have b een so difficult to get right. I t's a simple mismatchedb uddy road trip movie, the k ind you've seen countless t imes before. Downey plays P eter Highman, a stylish, u ptight architect whose wife ( Michelle Monaghan) is a bout to give birth to their first child. Galifianakis plays Ethan Tremblay, a clueless aspiring actor Peter bumps into, literally, at the airport in Atlanta. Through a series of massive contrivances the kind that plague the entire journey Peter and Ethan are kicked off the plane, placed on the no-fly list and forced to share a rental car all the way back to Los Angeles. This includes a stop for Ethan to pick up some medical marijuana for his "glaucoma," a major car accident, an awkward afternoon with Peter's wife's exboyfriend and an unplanned and unwise excursion across the Mexican border at night. These side trips can be amusing for the casting choices alone, which are often inspired. But they also make you wonder, how could that possibly happen? And: Why would anyone do that? And: Will Ethan ever resemble a real person who exists on this planet? He's more like a cluster of idiosyncrasies he orders waffles at the Waffle House, even though he's allergic to waffles, for example. He masturbates to fall asleep even though Peter is sitting in the front seat of the car right beside him (cue the cutaway to Ethan's dog doing the same thing). He's simultaneously high-maintenance and socially inappropriate. The comparison has been made between "Due Date" and "Planes, Trains & Automobiles," but it's actually got more "Rain Man" in it: Peter has his perfect life upended by a demanding, overgrown child with a heart of gold (or so we're meant to believe Ethan's more annoying than anything else). Galifianakis has made a career out of playing variations on this character: a weird guy who says and does all the wrong things but probably means well deep down. Usually, the shtick works, as it did in "The Hangover" and in Galifianakis'own online talk show "Between Two Ferns." But there's a fine line between making people feel intentionally uncomfortable for the sake of comedy and being just plain unpleasant, and he crosses it this time. You would not want to drive down the street with this guy, much less across the country, which makes "Due Date" feel interminable. Downey does as much as he can with his underwritten, straight-man role even as "Due Date" veers from slapstick to feel-good simply because he's such a smart, clever actor. Even though he's called upon to do some unlikable and even cruel things, he's fascinating to watch through his sheer magnetism, and through a screen presence that always offers the promise of the unexpected. "Due Date" also goes some places you wouldn't expect. But you might not want to go along for the ride. Due Date' road trip feels endless Warner Bros. Pictures Robert Downey Jr. (left) is stuck on a cross-country drive with Zach Galifianakis in Due Date.' Movie Review Due Date' Rating: R ( language, some drug use and sexual content) Running time: 95 minutes Review: (of 4) DAVID GERMAIN APMovie WriterAdastardly super-villain w ho turned evil because of a b ad upbringing finds himself s educed to the good side to d efeat an even badder guy. The movie is called Megamind," but didn't we j ust see this last summer in Despicable Me"? The latest action comedy f rom DreamWorks A nimation, "Megamind" feat ures dazzling computer-anim ated design and action. Yet d espite a clever hook w hat's a villain to do when he m anages to defeat his superh ero nemesis? it's a thin s tory that feels familiar and u nfolds with no surprises. The movie offers an amia bly goofy voice cast led by W ill Ferrell, Brad Pitt, Tina F ey and Jonah Hill, whose w isecracks are cute if not terr ibly memorable. Director Tom McGrath ( "Madagascar" and its s equel) and screenwriters Alan Schoolcraft and Brent Simons aim to keep the pace moving as fast as a speeding bullet as blue, bulbous-headed Megamind (Ferrell) battles superpowered hero Metro Man (Pitt) for control of Metro City. The story borrows liberally from "Superman" as both Megamind and Metro Man begin as infants on distant, dying worlds, dispatched to Earth in space pods. Metro Man lands in a loving foster home, while Megamind gets dumped among prison inmates, setting him on his evil path and creating his rivalry with his heroic foe. Fey's the Lois Lane standin as TVreporter Roxanne Ritchi, perpetually the focus of Megamind's attempts to ensnare Metro Man. Hill's a geeky cameraman who's in love with Roxanne and later becomes a new menace to Metro City as Megamind tries to fashion him into a replacement superhero after he actually vanquishes Metro Man. With the smart, capable Roxanne, Fey delivers a real performance full of genuine tics and temperament, as opposed to the mostly caricatured vocals her male costars provide. The Krypton connection continues as Ferrell does a mildly amusing riff on Marlon Brando as Superman's raspy dad from Christopher Reeves'first "Superman" flick. Mildly amusing is the pattern throughout "Megamind." The patter is a bit witty, the schemes are sort of crafty. But nothing in the story or dialogue ever leaps out and grabs you. Not so the images. The movie's 3-D version bursts off the screen, sometimes distractingly as vehicles, explosions, even smashed buildings are hurled into viewers'faces. The most impressive thing about "Megamind" is the city itself, a richly detailed skyline of steely skyscrapers. The dizzying heights are so authentic in 3-D that some of the mid-air action sequences bring on a faint sense of vertigo. Unfortunately, the underdeveloped story and characters seem to be there to service the visuals, rather than the other way around. Megamind' is more of a mini retread Movie Review Megamind' Rating: PG (action and some language) Running time: 96 minutes Review: (of 4) PARANORMALR ACTIVITY 2(Katie Featherson2:15 4:15 7:15 9:15REDPG13(Bruce Willis,John Malkovich)2:00 4:30 7:00 9:30LIFE AS WE PG13 KNOW IT(Katherine Heigl)2:00 4:30 7:00 9:30THE SOCIALPG13NETWORK(Jesse Eisenberg)2:00 4:30 7:00 9:30YOU AGAINPG(Betty White,Kristen Bell)2:15 4:15 7:15 9:15EASY APG13(Emma Stone)2:15 4:15 7:15 9:15 The NewFAIRMOUNTCINEMA63750 US 27 N. Sebring NOW SHOWINGFriday 10/29 Thursday 11/4 Suick CinemasInformation 385-9980 Office 385-9908New Dolby Digital SoundAll Seats $6.00for Matinee
LIVING 10B PAGE News-Sun Friday, November 5, 2010 Photo courtesy of Getty ImagesFAMILYFEATURES As the shifting economy affected people all across the country, a surprising thing happened. Even though money was tight an d jobs hung on the line, Americans reache d out to help others through service. In 2009, 63.4 million Americans volunteered to help their communities, accord ing to the Corporation for National and Community Service. That's an additiona l 1.6 million volunteers compared to 2008 making it the largest single-year increas e since 2003. Volunteers of every age group and walk of life said yes to helping others and put in 8.l billion hours of service. People volun teer for a variety of reasons as a way to get behind a cause or to share their passions. No matter what their reason, volunteers know that they have the pow er to make a difference for someone else.Onehourcan makeadifferenceYou can make a difference, too. Find something that you're passionate about or something that inspires you, and then fin d a need in your community. Start by committing one hour a week that one hou r can help a student learn to read, feed a senior citizen, shelter a homeless pet or inspire a young artist. Many community organizations are in need ofextrahands,includinglocalfire departments.Eighty percent of fire departments in the United States are volunteer fire departments. Since so many departments are in need of extra hands f or non-fire related tasks, such as filing paperwork and organizing, it's a great way to put your time to use to better the lives of those around you.Whatcanyoudo inanhour?An hour might not seem like a long time to accomplish anything. But you might be surprised at the good you can do in just 60 minutes.Fall starts the deadliest season for home fires, be sure to check, change and test your home smoke alarm batteries. Make sure your family has a plan in place in case of emergencies.Practice safely getting out of your home in case of a fire.Help an elderly neighbor check and change their smoke alarm and carbon monoxide detector batteries.Helpcheckoutbooksatyourschool library.Pack a dozen care packages for soldiers.Organize files at a women's shelter.Tend a community garden.Sort food at a food bank.Cheer on a Special Olympian.Coach a youth sports team.Serve a hot meal at a homeless shelter. The possibilities are endless. And you don't have to do it alone. Volunteer with friends, as a family or through your workplace. Finding a way to say yes to your community really can make a difference. MakeaDifference ChangeYourClock ChangeYourBatteryMake yourhome saferTwenty-three years ago, Energizer and the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) recognized a disturbing trend that many home fire fatalities were taking place in homes without working smoke alarms. So the Change Your Clock Change Your Battery program was developed to help reduce this number. Along with thousands of fire departments nationwide, Energizer and the IAFC have been reminding communities to check and change their smoke alarm batteries and to make sure their smoke alarms are working when they set their clocks. This year, daylight saving time ends Sunday, November 7. Use that extra hour to make your home safer by changing the batteries in your smoke alarms.HelpothersbesaferIn many communities, fire departments are able to distribute free batteries to citizens in need as a result of the Change Your Clock Change Your Battery program. Over the past 23 years, Energizer has donated more than 4 million batteries to local fire departments. This year, residents can take a simple step to protect themselves and also help local fire departments across the country protect families in need. Energizer is giving everyone an opportunity to help supply local fire departments with free smoke alarm batteries to distribute communities nationwide. As part of its new "Now That's PositivenergyTM" program that focuses on creating positive energy within communities, Energizer is providing a way for people to help increase the donations. Beginning Oct. 16, a visit to www.facebook.com/energizerbunny and a few simple clicks while on the site will help drive the number of batteries Energizer will donate to local fire departments, up to 400,000 batteries.