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Title: The news-sun
Uniform Title: News-sun (Sebring, Fla.)
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Language: English
Publisher: Sebring News-Sun, Inc.
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Publication Date: 11-21-2010
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 62, no. 21 (Nov. 9, 1988)-
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Huge rally lifts Streaks to winPAGE1BAP college student shines on Jeopardy!'PAGE2ANEWS-SUN Highlands County's Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 Sunday, November 21, 2010www.newssun.comVolume 91/Number 141 | 75 cents www.newssun .com HighLow 81 57Complete Forecast PAGE 14A Mostly sunny and pleasant Forecast Question: Do you eat a traditional meal for Thanksgiving? Next question: Will you get up early to take advantage of Black Friday shopping? www.newssun .com Make your voice heard at Online Obituaries Margaret Asbury of Sebring William Goglin Age 87, of Sebring Obituaries, Page 5A Phone ... 385-6155Fax ... 385-2453Online: www.newssun.com Yes 93.2% No 6.8% 099099401007 Total votes: 92 Arts & Leisure5B Bingo Schedule11B Business9A Classifieds11A Community Briefs5A Community Calendar12B Crossword Puzzle13B Dear Abby113B Editorial & Opinion4A Horoscope9B Living With Children13B Lottery Numbers2A Movie Times13B News from the Watershed8B Sports On TV2B Index locally owned community mindedHeartlandNational Bank Avon Park800 West Main St.863.453.6000Lake Placid600 U.S. Hwy 27 N.863.699.1300Sebring327 U.S. Hwy 27 N.863.386.1300Sun n Lake North5033 U.S. Hwy 27 N.863.386.1322www.heartlandnb.com PAGE14B News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Highlands County Sheriff's Office Deputy Kelly Lister and Lt. Sean Casey, along with other law enforcement officers, will take part in a 250-mile bike ride to Washington D.C. to raise awareness of officers who have died in the line of duty. Riding for those who have fallen By SAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comSEBRING Many law enforcement officers often perform duties in honor of civilians and innocent people. However two of Highlands County's finest are preparing to pay tribute to two of their own. Deputy Kelly Lister and Lt. Sean Casey have began training for a bike marathon that will take place in the spring. Lister and Casey are members of the Police Unity Tour, a group of law enforcement officers, families and supporters that honor and raise awareness of officers who have died in the line of duty. Lister and Casey will join a few hundred law enforcement officers in Portsmouth, Va., on May 10, 2011 to begin a 250-mile trek to Washington, D.C. The marathon journey will take place over three days and gives Lister and Casey an opportunity to complete something the two have been eyeing for quite some time. "I heard about it a couple years ago," said Lister. "I wanted to sign up and participate but I had missed the deadline." Lister then caught wind of the Unity Tour again when Casey mentioned it earlier this year. "I heard about it and mentioned it to Kelly and she said that she was interested in doing it, but she was worried we might have missed the registration deadline," said Casey. The two were in luck and managed to join the Chapter 8 branch of the Police Unity Tour. Chapter 8 is based in Florida but has supporters in North Carolina, South Carolina, Louisiana, Alabama and many other states. The chapter's Duo begin training for 250-mile bike ride in tribute to officers who died in line of duty News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLE Y Ralph Hicks, with the National Transportation Safety Board and part of the team investigating the Wednesday night plane crash, addresses the media Friday. By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comSEBRING "It's about who we were, and who we are," said veteran Mike Campbell. Campbell, and his family, were visiting the mobile replica of the Vietnam Veteran's Memorial in Washington D.C. on Thursday night, trying to locate a name of a family member who served. Emotion was thick, as were the memories, as Campbell, a Veteran of Desert Storm, along with hundreds of others, visited the Wall that Heals display located on the empty lot behind Lakeshore Mall. The half-sized replica was escorted into Highlands County on Wednesday by more than 500 veterans on motorcycle who came out to show their support for the traveling display. The outpouring of emotion has kept a steady pa ce of visitors who coming o ut to see the 58,249 names lis ted. On Veterans Day 199 6, the Vietnam Vetera ns Memorial Fund unveiled t he half-scale replica of t he Vietnam Veterans Memori al in Washington, D.C. The exhibit is designed to travel to communiti es throughout the Unit ed Wall that Heals brings emotions Memorial at Lakeshore Mall through today See WALL, page 6A See RIDE, page 8A By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comAVON PARK The last on-si te press conference was held Friday ne xt to the pasture where three people we re killed Wednesday night after the pla ne they were in crashed just east of t he intersection of County Road 64 and O ld Bombing Range Road. The unarmed, twin-engine Cess na went down while taking part in a trai ning exercise with the Air Force near t he Avon Park Bombing Range. Ralph Hicks, an investigator wi th National Transportation Safety Boar d, told the media the investigation was s ill Plane crash probe moving to next phase See CRASH, page 8A News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Art Ciesla of Avon Park quietly searches for the name of his cousin, James Francis Carloni, on Saturday while visiting The Wall That Heals behind the Lakeshore Mall in Sebring. Debris being taken to Lake County facility News-Sun photo by SAMANTHAGHOLAR Hill-Gustat students receive goodies from skateboarder Chris Dziema after a BMX performance on Friday morning. Dziema is one of four members of the Rise Above entertainment group who put on the show for the students. Story, page 3A. Students earn special show By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comAVON PARK The Avon Park City Council will take another step towards a public safety director on Monday. Released on Thursday, the agenda for the council has a spot for discussion of both a job description and a newspaper ad for the position. Earlier in the year, city staff had shown some reluctance about the position being able to work in Avon Park, and in a recent meeting, council was looking at a request for proposal of the position to study the actual economic and social impact of such a drastic change in staffing structure. In July, a union representative for International Association of Fire Fighters Local 31-31 Warren West expressed the fire department's misgivings about a safety director. "I just don't think it's a good idea," West said in July. "The city has to ren egotiate our contract an y time they change the term s and conditions of our job s. The contract clearly stat es that we report to a fi re chief. Being without a chief over the past coup le of years has been real ly stressful for the depar tment. "I do know that th is organizational structu re has not worked in oth er cities in the past. Sebrin g AP council to look at moving forward with safety director See SAFETY, page 8A Follow the News-Sun on www.twitter.com/thenewssun www.facebook.com/newssun and

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By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comAVON PARK People work hard at the Avon Park Youth Academy. The students struggle to learn new habits and ways of seeing the world while staff members persistently coax, push and prod the students toward a fulfilling life and marketable skills. Thanksgiving is a special holiday for these people who help save the lost, or who are finding their way back. These are people who understand the importance of small victories, and are grateful for every success. So APYAhas a special event every year right before Thanksgiving to celebrate a cook-off where, ironically, the very staff members who work together smoothly all year, squint their eyes, hide their family recipes, and cross wooden spoons against each other in a battle of culinary know-how and skill. Friday, eight civilians arrived from the outside world to take on the challenge of judging. They were not allowed to talk to contestants before the event, and strongly discouraged from taking cookie or cheese dip bribes. "No winking," said Pete Zeeger, director of APYA, talking to his staff. "No hand gestures, no begging with your eyes. I don't want complications." The backbone of the meal the ham, turkey and stuffing were produced in the academy's kitchen by students in the culinary program. Students also turned the academy library into a festive dinning room with an autumn theme. One student, "Justin the Cake Boss," has become such an excellent baker he was part of the dessert division judging team. To keep everything even, Hazier Figure Jr. who is in the culinary program at Avon Park High School and whose father works at the academy also served as a judge. While it may look suspicious, the three-man appetizer judging team chose Leslie Zeeger's cheese dip in a bread bowl as the best appetizer. Leslie Zeeger is married to Pete Zeeger. Ernest Haynes won second place with a seafood dip to die for and Aseelah Knighten took third place with her spinach dip. "I'm a six time winner," said Knighten with a wicked grin. Rocio French won the entrŽe division with a dish from her native Peru passed down through the Inca culture. It includes potatoes and native spices. Donna Whidden and Marilyn Card placed second and third respectively, Whidden for a pocket meatloaf, and Card for a seafood alfredo pasta. Amy Bloom won first place in the side dish diviPage 2ANews-SunSunday, November 21, 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 Thursday, Nov. 18: Felisha Caressa Acevedo, 22, of Avon Park, was charged with resisting an officer/obstruction without violence. Bobby Butler, 28, of Avon Park, was charged with manufacturing synthetic narcotics within 1,000 feet of a business or place of worship, possession of drug equipment, resisting an officer without violence and possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana. Daniel Lee Cassel, 33, of Sebring, was charged with non-support. Tiquan Lamar Faniel, 26, of Lakeland, was charged with non-support. Glasford Hamilton, 29, of Avon Park, was charged with resisting an officer/obstruction without violence. Jeffrey Alphonso Harris, 18, of Lake Placid, was charged with burglary of an unoccupied dwelling. Jesus Hernandez, 26, of Fort Myers, was booked on an immigration detainer. Richard Cordero Martinez, 40, of Lake Placid, was booked on an immigration detainer. Charles Anthony Oldham, 27, of Lakeland, was charged with driving while license suspended. James Luther Ralston, 34, of Sebring, was charged with contempt of court. Gregory Keith Sayler, 42, of Deland, was charged with non-support. Shawntele Christina Thompson, 19, of Avon Park, was charged with larceny. Alphonso Williams, 26, of Avon Park, was charged with resisting an officer/obstruction without violence. Special to the News-SunCULVER CITY, Calif. Avon Park's Hans von Walter, a 20-year-old biochemistry major at Southern Adventist University, placed third in the "Jeopardy!" College Championship, taking home $25,000 in cash. Von Walter competed against 14 undergraduates from across the country during the two-week competition. It was the first time Southern Adventist University has been represented in the College Championship. "Making it to the top three was an utter shock," von Walter said. "It felt great to show that my little school could compete against some of the most well-known universities in the country and show my school pride. It was hands down the best experience of my life." Von Walter, who watched the final match with a small group of friends, credits h is performance to the suppo rtive community at Southe rn Adventist. "I'm immensely gratef ul to my teachers for workin g out my scholastic conflic ts, my friends for their suppo rt and the administration f or being so enthusiastic." Von Walter is an offic er of the pre-med club at t he university and would like to attend medical school. H e plans to use his earnings to buy a new cello or trav el through Asia and Australi a. "I don't think I'm going to be a completely differe nt person now. I still fin d myself ordering water at restaurants and drivin g around on $5 worth of gas ," he joked. Erin McLean, a soph omore at Boston Universit y, finished first in the comp etition, winning $100,00 0. Second place winner Sa m Spaulding, a sophomore at Yale University, earn ed $50,000. Avon Park college student takes third in Jeopardy!' tourney Courtesy pho to Avon Park's Hans von Walter, a 20-year-old biochemistry major at Southern Adventist University, placed third in the "Jeopardy!" College Championship. By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comSEBRING Pending approval by the B oard of County Commissioners, Ann L indsay-Baker, retired director of curriculum f or county schools, will take over as chairw oman of the Children's Services Council f ollowing the retirement of current chairw oman Kathy Main, a school district social w orker. Darlene Phypers, co-founder of AgV enture, was chosen as vice-chairwoman, foll owing Patty English, a teacher, who has also f ulfilled her term of office. Five individuals were also nominated to s erve as voting members of the council: M arlene Martinez, Rubin Ancrum, Scott C rutchfield, Susan Buelow and Peggy S chilling. In her final official words, Main spoke of how processes have changed in working with children. Main said she began her career in 1979. During the 1980s, it was impossible for representatives of one agency to talk to a representative of a different agency about any specific child. "I would have been fired for sharing information about a child," Main said. "It's nothing short of a miracle that we now all can come together school people, the police, the (Department of Children and Families)." She praised the council as a place where representatives of key agencies can communicate and brainstorm policy options. "Serving on the council has been the highlight of my career," she said. Children's Services Council nominates new chair, members News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY Sebring police chief Tom Dettman has the difficult task of judging staff cooking at the 6th Annual Avon Park Youth Academy Cook-Off Friday. Something's cooking out at APYA Staff battles it out in cooking contest News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY Six Avon Park Youth Academy students entertained staff members and guests Friday with forceful, unified, and awe inspiring drumming performances. They are part of the Primal Connection program. See APYA, page 3A LAKE PLACID All mainten ance, repairs and water testing are c omplete on the Placid Utility S torage tank. The above-ground storage tank w as put back in service on S aturday. Extreme water conservat ion efforts for the Placid Utility W ater System are rescinded. Work on Placid Utilities water tank complete Classified Ads € 385-6155 NEWS-SUN

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By SAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comSEBRING Students at Hill-Gustat Middle School were awarded with a BMX show at their school on Friday. Many students participated in a fundraiser selling cookie dough and other items for the last nine weeks and helped raise thousands of dollars for the school. On Friday, the students all poured out of their classrooms and watched the Rise Above entertainment team perform amazing stunts. The BMX stars travel the country displaying their talents. Hill-Gustat students were very excited to see the mid-air flips and tricks the team performed. They were even more excited to see Principal Chris Doty get in on the fun. "Ya'll want to see your principal get jumped over?" asked manager Dan Sieg. The students were of course enthusiastic and ready to see the trick. Cyclists Justin Wood rode a few practice laps before clearing the ramp and the seated Doty by three feet. Aspecial group of students were treated to a meet-andgreet with the team following the performance. Ten students in grades 6-8 sold enough to earn the special treat. "The students that sold 15 items or more get to meet the team. They are all really excited. We are proud of them all," said Doty. The students drilled the BMX stars with questions about their craft and how to be better riders and skaters. "There is going to be someone who is better at you at something. I ride with huge BMX names everyday, but seeing them made me want to improve and I did. It's motivation to be better and find what you are good at and excel in that," said Sieg. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, November 21, 2010Page 3A Hill-Gustat students earn BMX show News-Sun photo by SAMANTHAGHOLAR BMX biker Justin Wood (left) takes a break after performing numerous air-flips and stunts, including jumping over Principal Chris Doty. The Hill-Gustat students enjoyed every minute of the BMX stars' show. News-Sun photo by SAMANTHAGHOLAR Makala Stamboni, Darius Steele, Brock Barnicle, Adrian Brown, Dalton Hammon, Josh Crouch, Nathan Littlefield, Ragan Ard, and Alex Colon all were top sellers of the HillGustat fundraiser and were awarded a meet and greet with the BMX Rise Above entertainment team. The students sold 15 items or more. BMX stars (second row, left to right) Justin Wood, Chris Dziema, Dan Sieg (manager) and Cory Yabrough performed stunts for the Hill-Gustat students that participated in the fundraiser. s ion, winning the judges o ver with what they d escribed as a "cheese casser ole with everything that b rought out the flavor." It c ontained hashbrowns, c heese and onions. Lois Wakeland took seco nd place with a dish the j udges called "sweet potat oes and walnuts" but turned o ut to be butternut squash a nd pecans. Diana Richel was awarded t hird place for her delectable r ice casserole. The dessert division j udges had the toughest c hoices to make. Tracy Mitchell took first place with what she calls Rocky Road Cake it's made with Butterfinger candy bars. Second place went to Whidden for her pineapple squares. Christina Kuhn won third place with a dangerously delicious pumpkin cheese cake. Lori "Princess" Wilkin would have won first place for best presentation for her colorful plates of creamy yellow garlic humus, ecru tinted bread points, tiny scarlet tomatoes and other vermilion and forest green garnish if there was such an award, but which, she added with a faux tear, there is not. Then she showed a reporter a cell-phone picture she took of her work before it was ravaged by the double dipping hungry. What gave the warmhearted, family style event an exotic touch of class was a drum performance by six students under the direction of Primeval Connections' David Leavitt. The young men had the finesse and crispness of professionals the kind of precise sound that only comes after hours of practice. Continued from page 2A News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY A PYA staff did themselves proud at the 6th Annual APYA Cook-Off. (From left) Lori Princess' Wilkin; Leslie Zeegers; Christina Kuhn, whose pumpkin cheese cake took 3rd place in the dessert division; and Aseelah Knighten whose spinach dip took 3rd place in the appetizer division. APYAstaff holds tasty contest By CHARLES J. HANLEY APSpecial CorrespondentNEWYORK The last t ime the world warmed, 1 20,000 years ago, the C ancun coastline was s wamped by a 7-foot (2.1m eter) rise in sea level in a f ew decades. Aweek from now at that M exican resort, frustrated n egotiators will try again to h ead off a new global delu ge. The disappointment of C openhagen the failure o f the annual U.N. confere nce to produce a climate a greement last year in the D anish capital has raised d oubts about whether the l ong-running, 194-nation t alks can ever agree on a l egally binding treaty for r eining in global warming. "It's clear after C openhagen that the U.N. p rocess is on probation,"' a cknowledged Alden M eyer of the Washingtonb ased Union of Concerned S cientists, a veteran o bserver and supporter of t he process. Even the Mexican hosts o f the Nov. 29-Dec. 10 U .N. conference question w hether "it is the best way t o work with 194 count ries," as Mexico's environm ent secretary, Juan Rafael E lvira Quesada, put it. "We must be really open a nd sincere. Do we need to m ake an evolution to a new m ethodology?" Elvira a sked in an Associated P ress interview. The core failure has been i n finding a consensus form ula for mandatory reduct ions in countries'emiss ions of carbon dioxide and o ther global warming g ases, byproducts of power p lants, other industries, a griculture and automob iles. For 13 years, the United S tates has refused to join t he rest of the industrialized world in the Kyoto Protocol, a binding pact to curb fossil-fuel emissions by modest amounts. More recently, as China, India and other emerging economies exempted from the 1997 Kyoto pact have sharply increased emissions, they have rejected calls by the U.S. and others to commit by treaty to restraints. No one expects Cancun to resolve that standoff. Instead, delegates will focus on climate financial aid, deforestation and other secondary "building blocks" to try to revive momentum toward an umbrella deal at next year's conference in South Africa or at the Rio de Janeiro Earth Summit in 2012. "We expect a positive attitude and a restoration of confidence in the multilateral system at Cancun," said Grenada's U.N. ambassador, Dessima Williams, chair of an alliance of island nations already facing early impacts of climate change. While the global talks plod along, those impacts seem to be accelerating. The world's warming oceans, for example, are rising at twice the 20th century's average rate, expanding from the heat and the runoff of melting land ice, says the Geneva-based World Climate Research Program. More ice is melting in Greenland and Antarctica than earlier thought, worried scientists report. Authoritative projections of 2007 that seas might rise by up to 0.59 meters (1.94 feet) by 2100 now appear too conservative. The Yucatan peninsula, where the upcoming talks will take place, once experienced how quickly warming can remake coastlines. As world warms, negotiators give talks another try Associated PressCHARLESTON, S. C. Experts at an intern ational conference di sagreed Friday on wheth er it's safe to eat seafoo d from the Gulf of Mexi co after the oil spill earli er this year. The government sa ys Gulf seafood is safe to ea t. However, Ed Cake, pres ident of Gu lf Environmental Associat es in Ocean Springs, Mis s., told the Internation al Conference on Shellfi sh Restoration, "We have a lot of concern about wh at is going on down there." "They're doing the sn iff and taste test," Cake sai d. "We as human beings n o longer have the noses of bloodhounds. I will not e at any seafood coming fro m the central Gulf at th is point." After the Deepwat er Horizon rig explode d, some 170 million gallo ns of oil spewed from an undersea well. Large are as of the Gulf were closed to fishing for a time becau se of the spill. Cake and othe rs appeared on a panel di scussing shellfish restor ation in the wake of the di saster. Earl Melancon, a mari ne biology professor at Nicholls State Universi ty, said he's been ask ed numerous times in rece nt weeks whether he ea ts Gulf seafood. "I do eat Gulf seafoo d and I do eat Gulf shrim p and oysters and crabs," he said. Experts disagree on Gulf seafood safety Associated PressThanksgiving pump prices are certain to be t he highest in three years, although a recent d rop in oil should lead mean lower prices for d rivers once the weekend road trips are done w ith. Gasoline prices reached an average of $ 2.89 a gallon earlier this week, just 3 cents t he 2010 high of $2.92 reached in May. R ising oil prices, a seasonal drop in refinery o utput and a weaker dollar had all contributed t o a 5-cent increase in retail gas prices in the p ast month. But oil prices have retreated about 7 perc ent over the 8 days, a decline that is slowly s howing up at the pump. And gasoline d emand will tail off after the long holiday weekend, putting additional downward pressure on prices. "Probably as soon as the turkey's done, you'll start to see prices head back down," PFGBest analyst Phil Flynn said. The national average for a gallon of unleaded regular gasoline was $2.883 Friday, according to AAA, Wright Express and Oil Price Information Service. That's still about a quarter more than a year ago. Any price above $2.64 per gallon will be the highest average price on the day before Thanksgiving since gas sold for $3.09 on Nov. 21, 2007. Tom Kloza, chief oil analyst at Oil Price Information Service, predicted the national average will drop toward $2.75 a gallon during the winter. Gas prices expected to start dropping

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T he promotion of Avon Park's project mana ger, Maria S utherland, to assist ant city manager, a nd the election of h er husband, Parke S utherland, to the c ity council has r aised some quest ions about the ethics o f the situation.When Maria was project m anager for the city, it was d ecided that having Parke sit a s special magistrate, ruling o n code enforcement issues, w as not a problem. Although the two were b oth gaining benefit from t heir offices, they were isol ated from conflicts by a c ouncil and a city manager t hat made those appointm ents. At least two degrees of d epartmental separation were i n place. When Maria was selected b y council to serve as interim a nd then city manager, little d iscussion was engaged a bout the situation because M aria announced that she w ould only serve until a new c ity manager was hired, and t hen she would return to the p osition of project manager. Then Maria was given the t itle of assistant city manage r, which sounds like an o ffice within the city itself, a nd days later Parke was e lected to the council. Maria's decisions, projects a nd proposals are currently v oted on by the council, and s oon will be voted on by her h usband. Their talent is undeniable, and their ability to lead a city's government is unquestioned to date. Both have proven themselves to be intelligent and well informed in the matters of Avon Park's city government, and both have a handle on what is happening in the community. But what now? Does this present the appearence that something may be ethically wrong? At what point is a husband and wife team not the right fit for local government? Do we trade a good project manager, now assistant manager, with a proven track record of gaining some grant money for a council member? How do you avoid conflict of interest? Is it ethical for a council member to make decisions and suggestions directly about his wife's work in a government setting? Or, does Parke abstain from votes on his wife's projects, making him ineffective in matter of grants and major public works projects? As a council member, does Parke now hold unwarranted sway over city projects and decisions? What about the budget approval process? Can new City Manager Bruce Behrens effectively manage one of his own employees knowing that his boss may disagree at some point? Husband and wife in Avon Park's city government has happened before when Tom Macklin was elected to mayor and his wife Tammy Macklin worked as a secretary in the fire department. But Tammy Macklin was not in a position to have to stand and report on projects before her own husband on every agenda, and his influence on matters of discipline were separated by a couple of levels of government. Some hard questions are going to be asked in the near future about what, if any, conflicts of interest may arise between a council member and a city employee, and what direction the city of Avon Park will take. It needs to be discussed, in order to help answer questions from the public about how government operates efficiently in such a situation. Let's hope it is the best for the citizens of Avon Park in the long run, but only time will tell. Page 4ANews-SunSunday, November 21, 2010www.newssun.com EDITORIAL& OPINION TODAY'SEDITORIALTODAY'SLETTERS 2227 U.S. 27 South Sebring, FL 33870 863-385-6155 NEWSROOMROMONA WASHINGTONPublisher/Executive Editor Ext. 515editor@newssun.com SCOTT DRESSELEditor Ext. 516scott.dressel@newssun.comDAN HOEHNESports Editor Ext. 528daniel.hoehne@newssun.com ADVERTISINGVICKIE JONESExt. 518vickie.jones@newssun.com CIRCULATIONTONY MCCOWANExt. 522anthony.mccowan@newssun.com PRE-PRESSKEN BAREFIELDProduction Coordinator Ext. 594prepress@newssun.com BUSINESS OFFICEJANET EMERSONExt. 596legals@newssun.com Should husband and wife both serve in the same government? I have traveled by plane three times this past year. The latest incident being a little over a month ago when I went to Oregon for a writer's workshop. I say this so that you understand that I've been through the fun and exciting experience known as airport security screening not all that long ago. I am the first to admit that airport security screening is a big fat pain in the neck. Here is the "joy" I get to go through every time I wind up flying: I get to remove my shoes, my jacket (if I'm wearing it), and my waistpack and/or purse and put them in a bin. I have to pull my laptop out of its case and put it in a bin all by itself. I have to pull out part of my CPAPmachine out and put ITin a bin all by itself so someone can swab it and acknowledge it's not dangerous. I do this while apologizing profusely to anyone unfortunate enough to be in line behind me because this all takes time. After I get all this shoved into the X-ray scanner then I walk through the metal detector and get to put everything back together, still apologizing to the people waiting for me to get out of their way. Then I have to find a place to sit and get my shoes on. By now I feel as if I've already traveled quite a ways and I haven't even gotten on the plane yet. At least I have managed to avoid the by now infamous putdown that has become major news, thanks in part to a young man capturing his experience on his cell phone's video camera. Now, just before Thanksgiving, a number of travelers are up in arms about recent escalations in security screening. Not only are the pat downs a part of the news, but also the full body scanners, which apparently create a picture of you naked that someone looks at. These files are supposed to be deleted. If you believe that these can never be leaked to the general public, I have a nice bridge in Brooklyn you might like to buy. People against all this call the new procedures invasive, humiliating and unnecessary. Defenders pull the safety card. They claim this is indeed needed to protect airliners from terrorist attack. I'm all for safety in flying. I want to board a plane with reasonable certainty that no one on the flight is going to try to attack me or blow the plane up. No argument there. But are we safer because TSAofficials frisk or scan people at random? Or because everyone who chooses to fly is treated as a suspected terrorist? In a perfect world, we'd have a method in place that worked smarter not harder. Where invasive means were reserved for those who actu ally raised suspicions. Whe re intelligence and common sense played a part. However, we don't live i n a perfect world. I may not b e thrilled with the body scan machine, and I really do no t want to be groped. But unti l someone gets a clue, I may have to choose between those options the next time I fly. Something to make the thought of air travel even less appealing. What will I choose? Tim e will tell. Just pray you're n ot behind me in the security line the next time you fly my indecision is sure to mean I'll take even more time to get through security Sorry for holding you up. Laura Ware is a Sebring re sident. She can be contacted by e-mail at bookwormlady @ embarqmail.com Guilty until proven innocent Make sure to sign your letter and include your address and phone number Anonymous letters will be automatically rejected. Please keep your letters to a maximum of 400 words. We have to make room fo r everybody. Letters of local concern take priority. Send your letter to 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL33870; drop it off at the same address; fax 385-1954; or e-mail editor@newssun.com. Laura's Look Laura Ware Nature's cycle? E ditor: I live in a mobile home p ark where you would not e xpect to be able to do much b ird watching. However, s ince I have a good sized h edge in the planter in my f ront yard that provided r oosting space for about two d ozen sparrows and two pair o f mourning doves, I got to d o a bit of amateur watchi ng. The list that I kept shows t hat for the last year I have i dentified 24 different s pecies of birds. Acouple of r are ones, to me, were the O rchard Orioles, Scrub Jays, R ed Tailed Hawk, Coopers H awk, Blue Bird, Brown T htasheer and some misp laced Limpkins. The bird population has b een gradually disappearing f or the last year. My day's c ount of sparrows never e xceed four or five. Doves h ave multiplied and now I h ave six or eight at a time f eeding in my feeding area ( bare spots in the yard where g rass refuses to grow). We have seen two cases w here we saw Hawks catchi ng sparrows, one in an aeria l snatch and the other when a Coopers Hawk set down on t he bird bath with a live s parrow clutched in his c laws. The sparrow was still a live and squealing. I tried t o scare him from the feeder h oping he would drop his p rey. He got scared and left, b ut with the little bird still in h is grasp. We have lost other birds d ue to stray cats but I have b een able to scare the cats a way. Since the Hawks are p rotected by law and to s hoot a shotgun in our park w ould be an excuse to termin ate our residence, there is o bviously nothing we can do a bout the Hawks. Hopefully, since the little bird population here has declined greatly, maybe the preying birds will move to other areas and let our little ones rebuild. Mother Nature sure has funny ways of operating, both with birds, animals, landscape and humans, so there is always hope the good days will come again. Hope I'm here to see them. Woodie Jackson SebringThanks for supporting golf tourneyEditor: Asincere thanks to all who golfed our third annual Doc Decker Memorial Golf Tournament. We appreciate the support and generosity from the community. We would also like to thank the prize contributors for their generous support. I'm sure Doc would have been very proud to see such kindness and support in his honor. Addie Decker and family SebringThank you, Safe HouseEditor: Over the years I have donated to many charitable organizations in need in Sebring. The first and only time I have received a thank you note: It was from the Safe House. Thank you, Safe House. Debra West SebringSpending, borrowing not the answerEditor: The election is over, but the work has just begun. There were many requests for serious consistent prayer. I know there many of us who responded and God has intervened; the war is far from over. This is no time to be involved in the blame game. I think we would all have to agree that. In no time in history has this beloved country upheld and encouraged so many ungodly things which, if continued, we will surely suffer the consequences. God will not permit these things to continue unpunished. Our nation has never been in debt to the extent it is today. Our president didn't seem to give any thought to the expense incurred in taking his extended vacation. I think it behooves each of us to do what we can to improve the situation. Too much emphasis has been put on material things and too little on the spiritual. It has gotten way out of balance. There surely must be many places spending can be cut without sacrificing Social Security, which many want to lump with other social programs. Social Security and Medicare should be last on the agenda. It is a wonderful program which we are providing for all of our working years. These other programs come from the taxpayer and should be implemented only when we are financially able to do so; they have gotten way out of line. Depending on the government has become a way of life for many for generations. This is absolutely ridiculous. If we keep printing money, the dollar will have lost its value. That can't be the answer. All this borrowing is not the answer. Our government has got to learn to operate within its means just as a family or any business has to do. Our taxes are already too high. All this we're sending to other countries has to stop. If we can't take care of our own, we shouldn't be trying to take care of everyone else. We do have many good Christian programs that help in many ways, both at home and abroad, but sacrificing to help someone voluntarily is not the same as being taxed to help. Freedom is one of the most important elements of our society and should always be a first priority. Getting rid of the immigration problem would be a huge help. This is costing millions which we can't afford. Immigration is grea t, but we need a limit and for now this needs to be sorted out with no more allowed until we can afford it and our laws need to be enforce d to keep these things intact. Alot of this expense cou ld and should be eliminated. In closing, I'm praying that each of us will continu e praying for God's leadershi p and for wisdom individuall y and nationally. May our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ guide us as we obediently follow. 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By CHRIS HUDON The Vero Beach Press-JournalVERO BEACH When no one else would care for Paco, an abused Moluccan cockatoo who was fed marijuana by her first owners and pecked a hole in her own chest, there was only one place she could turn. "Who's going to take care of Paco if not me?" said Gary Brady, 70, curator of the exotic animal sanctuary Critter Haven. "She was a bird that no one would take and now she has a permanent home." Brady wakes up each morning and has his coffee alongside nearly 200 exotic animals, some that have been abused. Indian River County's only exotic animal safe harbor is Brady's home, which is on 10 acres southwest of Vero Beach. It operates with no grants or donations. However as times get tougher, Brady said, Critter Haven might not be able to continue. He has paid for the animal sanctuary and some of the animals there out of his own pocket for almost two decades, but needs community help to keep his vision going through the years. He's hoping businesses will sponsor projects to repair some of the enclosures for animals. He's also looking for donated food, veterinary help and volunteers. Critter Haven is licensed through the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, but it is not a nonprofit. It doesn't make money, either. It's a place for these animals to live out their lives. It's not open to the public nor does Brady adopt out the animals because many can't be owned privately without a special license or have a history of abuse, he said. State officials randomly inspect the property for cleanliness and the treatment of animals. "I've always had a desire to help animals and it just kept growing as the need was there," said Brady. "Critter Haven fills a niche. We have a terrific Humane Society here and a home for native species, but we're the only ones filling the need to take care of exotics." Brady began Critter Haven 18 years ago with his wife Beverly Brady, who shared in his love of animals until she died four years ago. Brady once owned a hot air ballooning corporation in Quebec, Canada. After moving to Indian River County he taught elementary art and was the art coordinator for Indian River County schoo ls. At his facility there is a free-flight aviary, a Sou th American area, a herpetariu m for reptiles, amphibians, fi sh and smaller enclosures f or mammals and birds. Afew of the anima ls housed at Critter Hav en include brown lemurs fro m Madagascar, llamas, Au stralian emu, wolves, pe acocks, a tarantula, an Afric an grey parrot and a Vietname se pot-bellied pig. Ageneral manager staf fs the facility along with fo ur student volunteers who pl an to enter zoo keeping or a related field. Tommy Brandt returns to Leisure LakesLAKE PLACID H ighlands County's own N ashville recording star T ommy Brandt will be in c oncert this morning at the L eisure Lakes Baptist C hurch. Brandt has delighted g roups across America with h is country gospel music. Called by many "the heart a nd voice" of today's C hristian Country Music, B randt has just returned f rom Nashville where he was o nce again awarded the Male V ocalist of the Year and the S ong of the Year. He will be sharing music a nd testimony during the 11 a .m. service, followed by d inner on the grounds. The church is just off M iller Road at the western e nd of Lake June in the L eisure Lakes section. E veryone is welcome. Call t he church at 699-0671 for m ore information.LP Chamber collecting toysLAKE PLACID The G reater Lake Placid C hamber of Commerce will b e collecting new, u nwrapped toys and gifts for c hildren to the age of 16. All d onations will be sent to M anna Ministries. Items can b e dropped off at the Greater L ake Placid Chamber of C ommerce at 18 N. Oak A ve. through Dec. 10. For further information, c all 465-4331.Queens of A bundance meet Dec. 13SEBRING Christmas is j ust around the corner and Q ueens of Abundance will c elebrate with a party theme luncheon in the meeting room of Dot's Restaurant in Sebring Shopping Square at 11:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 13 with each Red Hatter bringing a $10 gift exchange. Tickets are now on sale for the March 24 Green Spring Fling at Brighton in the Bingo Hall starting at 10:30 a.m. sharp. Aholiday decorated red/purple hat contest will open the event with judging and parade. Pick your own favorite holiday and design your hat accordingly. Lunch will be served immediately after with Bingo to follow. Lunch tickets are $9.95 and can be purchased from Becky until March 10. Bingo Paks at $13 will be sold by the Bingo Crew during the luncheon. In fitting with "disorganized" red hat tradition, St. Patrick's Day will also be celebrated after the fact. Contact Becky for tickets at 3 Cherrywood Way, Lake Placid, FL33852; call 4650161 or e-mail beckshel@embarqmail.com.Events planned at lodges, postsAVON PARK The Combat Veterans Memorial VFWPost 9853 will have football on five big screen televisions today. Karaoke is scheduled from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday. For more information, call 452-9853. Highlands County Moose Lodge 2494 will have a meeting at 2 p.m. today. Music by Woody at 3 p.m. The 40/8 meeting is at 6 p.m. Tuesday; Cabane inside, Voiture outside. For more information or times of events, call 452-0579. LAKE PLACID The Lake Placid Moose 2374 will have NASCAR Homestead at 1 p.m. on the screen. For more information or times of events, call the lodge 465-0131.Shrine Ladies play BuncoAVON PARK The public (men, too) is invited to play Bunco at the Highlands Shrine Club, 2604 State Road 17 South at noon Tuesday. The event is open to new and/or experienced players; cost is $2 per person. Call 471-2425 for information.Orchid Society meets MondaySEBRING The Orchid Society of Highlands County will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Monday. The meetings are held at the Bert J. Harris Jr. Agricultural Center, 4509 George Blvd. The speaker this month will be Paul Phelps, owner of Phelps Farm Orchids in Tampa. His presentation will be on controlling pest and diseases that attack orchid plants. Phelps specializes in Cattleya Orchids and will have an assortment of blooming plants for sale. This is an ideal time to purchase a plant and give it to someone on Thanksgiving. Guests are always welcome and participants do not have to be knowledgeable of orchids to attend. For additional information, contact Ed Fabik at 465-2830 or by e-mail at orchidman124@yahoo.com or go to the Web site orchidsocietyhighlands.org/.Recreation Club plans eventsSEBRING The Sebring Recreation Club, 333 Pomegranate Ave., will host the following events this week: Monday Ladies Social Club 1 p.m. Shuffleboard scrambles 1:15 p.m. Tuesday Closed Election Day. Thursday Thanksgiving Day carry-in dinner 12 noon. Friday Mini-shuffleboard tournament 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 29 Ladies Social Club 1 p.m. Shuffleboard scrambles 1:15 p.m. For more information, call 385-2966.AP Chamber luncheon is TuesdayAVON PARK Avon Park Chamber of Commerce Membership Luncheon, sponsored by Florida's Heartland REDI Program, will feature speaker Keith Engh, outreach services. The lunch will be at noon Tuesday at the Hotel Jacaranda. Cost is $10 per person. Please RSVPby e-mail or call the Chamber office, 453-3350. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, November 21, 2010Page 5A Established in 1985. MARGARET COURTNEY ASBURYMargaret Courtney Asbury died on November 17, 2010, while recuperating from a recent surgery. She had lived in Richmond, Virginia in recent years after a long residence in Sebring, Florida. She moved to Richmond to be close to family following the death of her husband, Grover Lee ŽDutchŽ Asbury. Margaret was a native of West Virginia born and raised in Ronceverte. Margaret and Dutch were long time residents of southern West Virginia, having met and wed while attending West Virginia University in 1947. Dutch followed a career in the coal industry and Margaret turned her energies to raising their two children. After years as a stay-at-home Mom, she returned to college graduating with a Bachelors degree from Bluefield State College in 1967. Following her graduation, she had a long and successful career as a teacher at Pocahontas High School, Pocahontas, Virginia. For years after her retirement she still received calls and letters from former students testifying to her positive influence on their lives. The couple retired to Sebring, Florida for a well deserved and much enjoyed retirement. They relished golf and other activities, and became active and well beloved members of their community. Margaret was preceded in death by her husband and younger son, Clifford Lace Asbury; she is survived by her son, the Rev. Giles L. Asbury of Los Angeles, California; her daughter-in-law, Ms. Georgianna MuffinŽ Asbury of Locust Hill, Virginia. In addition, she is survived by five grandchildren, Wendy Asbury Galleher, Kelly Coles Asbury, Christopher Courtney Asbury, Agnes Courtni Asbury, Tyler Forrest Lee Asbury; and one great grandson Clifford Braxton Galleher. A memorial service was held at the Chapel of Imperial Plaza and interment followed shortly afterward at Christ Church Parish in Christ Church, Virginia. In lieu of floral offerings the family asks that donations be made to the Friends of Cliff Asbury Foundation. Donations, cards and letters can be sent c/o Ms. Muffin Asbury 125 Osprey Rd. Locust Hill, VA 23092. William Goglin, 87, died November 18, 2010. He was a Sebring resident for 26 years but was originally from Stratford & Southbury, CT. He was known around Sebring Hills for playing taps on his trumpet outside of homes that displayed the American flag on Veterans Day and Memorial Day. Music was a large part of his life starting back in the 40s when as a band leader he entered and won a big band contest as Billy Goglin & the Music Makers. He continued playing with dance & wedding bands for years & after moving to Sebring joined the Highlandaires, Die Oberlander & a brass quintet. Most recently his talents took a new direction as a contestant in the 2009 & 2010 Highlands Idol. An audience favorite & the oldest contestant, he was forced to withdraw this year due to health reasons. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Shirley and son, Billy, who is a regular at the Kegel Bowling Alley. Also daughter Donna & husband Ron Gustaitis of The Villages, FL. Grandson Kris, wife Kate & great granddaughter Erin Gustaitis of Middleboro, MA. Grandson Ken, wife Crystal & great grandson Grey Gustaitis of Stamford, CT. Granddaughter Kim, husband Jeff & great grandsons Kyler & Xander Cots of Groveland, FL and sister Gloria Trede of Southbury, CT & many nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at Sebring Hills Clubhouse, Saturday, November 27, 2010 at 1:00 PM. STEPHENSON-NELSON FUNERAL HOME Sebring, Florida 863-385-0125 www.stephensonnelsonfh.comWILLIAM GOGLIN COMMUNITYBRIEFS Courtesy photo Ridge Area Arc's WienerFest 2010, held Nov. 13 at the Avon Park Memorial Field, attracted dachshunds, and their owners, from all over central Florida. About 35 dogs entered the Wiener Dog Race. The Top Dog winner for WienerFest 2010 was Auggie, owned by Kenneth and Mary Hosier of Sebring. Special to the News-SunAVON PARK Ridge Area Arc's W ienerFest 2010, which was held Nov. 13 a t the Avon Park Memorial Field, attracted d achshunds, and their owners, from all over c entral Florida. These serious, and some not s o serious racers, came from Orlando to the n orth, Temple Terrace to the west, and as far s outh west as Estero. Anew addition to this year's race was the d og house shaped starting chutes. Most d ogs and their owners were very pleased w ith the new chutes. However, any time you p ut five dogs together there will be some w ho go around the back of the dog house or i n some cases, just never leave the chute. E ither way, it made for great fun for those w atching from the bleachers. Race organizer Cindy Marshall reported t hat 35 dogs entered in the Wiener Dog R ace. The Top Dog winner for WienerFest 2 010 was Auggie, owned by Kenneth and M ary Hosier of Sebring. This category was o pen for all dogs. The Adult Dog winner, ages 1-8, was F lauge, owned by Cheri Lander of Avon P ark. The Puppy winner, for dogs under age 1 was Millie, owned by Jennifer Hanewald of Temple Terrace. The Senior/Handicapped winner, for dogs with a disability or age 9 or older, was Annie, owned by Margie Segel of Kissimmee. There were 37 dogs entered in the Wiener Walk. The Best Dressed Dog was Baxter, dressed as a peacock, owned by Elena Kay of Orlando. The Best Dressed Team (owner/dog) was Clarence and Bailey, both owned by David and Brenda Bernella of Sebring. The owners and dogs were all dressed as hot dogs. The Best Float was Bailey and Charlie, owned by Craig Seniow and Rea Myers of Lake Placid. They were riding in a Christmas float complete with human reindeer. Sponsors for the event were Dave and Doris Magowan, Fizzion, News-Sun, Alan Jay Automotive, Citrus Animal Clinic, County Commissioner Barbara Stewart, Dog Designs by Dana, Duffer's Sports Grille, Heacock Insurance, and Highlands Today. WienerFest organizers plan to make this an annual event to raise funds to support the services and programs provided by Ridge Area Arc. Auggie wins Arc's Wiener Dog Race Critter Haven seeks help caring for exotic animals

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The Museum chronicles the Vietnam War era and the unique healing power of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, while the Information Center serves as a venue for people to learn about friends and loved ones lost in the war. The website states that since its dedication, The Wall That Heals has visited more than 300 cities and towns throughout the nation, spreading the Memorial's healing legacy to millions. In addition to its U.S. tour stops, the exhibition made its first-ever international journey in April 1999 to the Four Provinces of Ireland to honor the Irish-born casualties of the Vietnam War and the Irish-Americans who served. It has also traveled to Canada. The traveling museum, with sentiments, post cards, letters and actual donated memorabilia, is available for viewing to the public at the mall 24 hours a day through today. 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TX129 JX059 CX007 CX135 JX081CX004 CX139 JX079 TX131 News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Judi Sneesby of Sebring takes a moment to absorb the magnitude of The Wall Saturday morning in Sebring. Sneesby visited to wall to find the name of her friend's son, Jamie Barton, who died in 1971 at the age of 20. Continued from page 1A Wall That Heals at mall through today News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY Members of the Florida Garden Railway A ssociation came all the w ay from Tampa Bay to set up a Christmas countryside display at the Palms Friday afternoon. Here (from left) Ciera Nyhan, 9, and her sister Nicole Nyman, 7 who were visiting their grandfather admire the two track, two train display. Palms resident Ruth Dunham shares their wonder of the LBG gauge trains. T he trains are also known as garden trains, because they are big enough to set up outdoors. Go to fgrs.org for more information. Train display makes stop at The Palms Associated PressMOAB, Utah Officers swarmed a rugged Utah canyon we st of Moab Saturday, searc hing for a man who sh ot and critically wounded a park ranger. SWATteams mov ed into the canyon near t he Colorado River whi le boats patrolled the ban ks and a helicopter watch ed from above. Sharpshoote rs had lined the ridg es overnight as authoriti es waited for sunrise to g o after the suspect, Gran d County Sheriff Ji m Nyland said. The state park law of ficer was in critical cond ition after being shot thr ee times Friday night whi le patrolling the popul ar Poison Spider Mesa Tra il, Parks spokeswom an Deena Loyola said. Nyland told T he Associated Press that a man confronted the rang er in the parking lot short ly before 9 p.m. He said t he ranger was shot in the arm leg and the stomach area "The park ranger w as able to call in on the rad io and advised that he w as shot," the sheriff's offi ce said in a statement on its website. Nyland said the offic er underwent surgery at S t. Mary's hospital in Gran d Junction, Colo., but he didn't have further deta ils on his condition. The ho spital's media departme nt declined to comment. Authorities are focusin g on the canyon about 2 0 miles west of Moab in east-central Utah because the suspect's c ar was found nearby. Officers swarm Utah canyon, hunting shooter Associated PressNEWYORK Adeal reached by New York City and workers exposed to toxic dust that blanketed ground zero after Sept. 11 will resolve an overwhelming majority of the lawsuits over the city's failure to provide protective equipment to the responders. More than 10,000 construction workers, police officers and firefighters who cleared the World Trade Center joined a settlement worth at least $625 million, officials said Friday. Among the thousands who claimed soot at the site got into their lungs and made them sick, more than 95 percent eligible for the settlement agreed to take the offer. Only 520 said no or failed to respond. City officials and lawyers for the workers said they welcomed a resolution to a case that had pitted New York and a long list of demolition companies against the very men and women who helped lower Manhattan recover. "This settlement is a fair and just resolution of these claims, protecting those who came to the aid of this City when we needed it most," Mayor Michael Bloomberg said in a statement. Paul Napoli, a senior partner with the law firm representing most of the workers, called the settlement "the best result, given the uncertainty of protracted litigation." The settlement, which has been on the table since the spring, won approval by the thinnest of margins. Deal settles most lawsuits over WTC toxic dust

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Associated PressOKLAHOMACITY A p owerful sedative commonly u sed to euthanize animals m ay be used on death row i nmates in Oklahoma to subs titute one of the three drugs i n the state's lethal injection f ormula, a federal judge ruled F riday. U.S. District Judge S tephen Friot rejected a m otion by death row inmates J effrey David Matthews and J ohn David Duty, who argued t hat the use of a drug called p entobarbital amounted to cruel and unusual punishm ent." Friot said the inmates' a ttorneys failed to prove that t he new drug posed a "subs tantial risk of serious harm." T he judge said the two anest hesiologists who testified d uring Friday's daylong heari ng agreed that a sufficient d ose would render an indiv idual unconscious and ultim ately lead to death. No other U.S. state uses pentobarbital during executions, experts testified. Attorneys for the inmates said an appeal was likely, but declined further comment. Earlier this year, the Oklahoma Department of Corrections ran out of sodium thiopental, a key component in the three-drug cocktail that causes unconsciousness. The department changed its protocol to allow for the use of pentobarbital, a similar drug. "We knew changing drugs was going to be breaking new ground," Assistant Attorney General Stephen Krise said after the judge's ruling. "A lot of effort went into making sure that the drug we chose would satisfy the requirements of the 8th Amendment. t ried this, and so did D aytona. Neither one lasted v ery long and they both cost t he cities more money in the l ong run," West said. In July, acting City M anager Maria Sutherland t old the council that the move w ould save the city money in t he long run and estimated a pproximately $102,362 per y ear savings in salary and b enefits, but did not produce a written proposal when r equested. According to the city's F inance Director Renee G reen, the police chief position earns $92,269 in salary and benefits, and the fire chief earns $95,344. The proposed salary and benefits for the new position was budgeted at $85,251 per year, with a $62,000 base salary, Green estimated. But West was not satisfied with those estimates. "I am not sure you could find someone with the experience and the expertise in both departments that would take the job for the $62,000 they are offering as a salary," West said in July. "The experiment failed in Sebring and in Daytona, what makes you think it might work here?" West asked. City Manager Bruce Behrens suggested a cautious approach to the decision two city meetings ago. "Let's get some idea how this will work with our particular city," Behrens suggested as he suggested a request for proposal, which included both an estimate request and an outline of the study items. "This will give us some clue as to what areas will be touched by a safety director, and an idea if the project is feasible," said Behrens. When asked if Sutherland could do the study, Behrens responded that he felt that an outside look was needed. "No, she is very qualified, but not in this area. We need a group who knows what to look for, and the understands the complexities. Someone with more experience than either I or staff currently has on this topic," Behrens said. Council meets at 6 p.m. on Monday. Those wishing to address the issue need to fill out a form to speak. Page 8ANews-SunSunday, November 21, 2010www.newssun.com Carole Polk, CRS, GRI (863) 840-1083 www.carolepolk.com€carole@carolepolk.com Certified Residential Specialist Wishing All of My Clients a Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving Ive Moved € Call Me Today! 863-840-1083 first ride was in 2004. On May 10, 2011, Chapter 8 will put 165 cyclists on the road, all riding in memory of a fallen officer. The duo both get to choose whom they ride in honor of during the tour. After doing some research, Lister and Casey have discovered that the state of Florida is ranked fourth in officer fatalities nationwide. "There have been five fallen officers in Highlands County since 1995, so we get to choose from those officers," said Lister. The most recent officer fatalities were Sgt. Marc Wilbur of the Avon Park Police Department and Florida Highway Patrol Sgt. Nicholas Sottile. Wilbur died of a heart attack while on duty Christmas Day in 2008. Sottile was gunned down during a traffic stop just north of Lake Placid in January of 2007. Both Casey and Lister are still deciding which of the five officers to represent during the tour. "We get a band that we wear on a wrists the entire length of the ride. It has the name of the officer we ride for and at the end of the tour, when we get to D.C. at the Memorial we give the band to the family of that officer. It is a special moment for those families," said Casey. Each of the riders has to raise a total of $1,800 to participate in the Police Unity Tour. All of the money raised is donated t o the National Law Enforcement Memorial Fund. The funds collected go to restoration of the walls of the memorial and monument. This years funds will go to the restoration project which includes the re-engraving coating and sealing of 18,983 names. "It's all for a great cause. It goes to honor those officers and recognize not only them but their families," said Case y. "You see the tragedy in th e news about a officer fatal ity and everyone is sad for a while but then the next day it's yesterday's news and we don't want these people lost. We want to remember them and celebrate all they've done for everyone," said Lister. Lister and Casey have met their first phase of fundraising by collecting $500. The two plan to con tinue to raise funds throug h early spring and hopes to get as much support as possible to be a part of th e tour. To contribute to the Chapter 8 branch, checks can be made payable to Police Unity Tour and mailed to 233 East Cente r St., Sebring, FL33870. Donations and more information about Lister's and Casey's mission can also be found at either www.firstgiving.com/sean casey or www.firstgiving.com/klis ter2165. Continued from page 1A i n its earliest stages, and t he cause of the crash still u nknown. The plane's right wing, h e said, had been found in t wo large pieces, but the q uestion of why it fell off r emains to be answered. T his is an important quest ion, because the rest of the d ebris field did not begin f or another eighth of a mile. The evidence indicates a high-energy impact," H icks said. "We've got p ieces of the airplane s pread evenly throughout t he area." By the time of the press c onference most of the p lane's debris had been coll ected and put on a flatbed t ruck for transfer to G roveland in Lake County f or safe, short-term storage. T hen it will be moved to an a ppropriate space and laid o ut for close examination. In the meantime, investig ators will look at weather c onditions at the time of the c rash, examine radar data a nd operational and envir onmental conditions. The whole process s hould take nine months to y ear. At the request of the victims'families, names are not being released to the public Hicks said. The O-2ASkymaster was operated by Patriot Technologies Group. In a posting on its website CEO Dan Caine confirmed radio contact had been lost shortly before 9 p.m. and that the crash site was found a little after 1 a.m. "The entire PTG family is grateful to Highlands County Sheriff Susan Benton and Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd and their teams for the leadership and professionalism they showed during the hours after this accident," Caine wrote on the posting. "We thank the other civilian law enforcement, fire and emergency teams who worked through the night to assist us, and we thank the U. S. Military for its ongoing support. Their efforts were outstanding and we will be eternally grateful. "These veteran aviators were flying a mission they believed in to the core ... We ask everyone to keep these families in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time." Continued from page 1A Courtesy photo The Arc of Florida held its annual convention in conjunction with the The Arc of the US recently at the Disney Orlando Hilton. Michele Poole (left), The Arc of Florida President, said the 2010 Arc of Florida awards luncheon was a celebration of all of the employees, volunteers, and community organizations that support The Arc of Florida chapters throughout the year. The final, and most prestigious, award of Florida Chapter of the Year was presented to Ridge Area Arc. This award honors a chapter for their outstanding efforts to maintain and/or build programs of excellence in their community. Rhonda Beckman (right), CEO of the Ridge Area Arc, accepted the award. Ridge Area Arc honored as state Chapter of the Year Ride to honor fallen law officers Crash investigation moving from site Continued from page 1A Safety director post on AP council agenda Follow the News-Sun on www.twitter.com/thenewssun www.facebook.com/newssun Judge approves use of new execution drug in Okla.

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Special to the News-SunBefore sitting down to T hanksgiving dinner, Florida F arm Bureau would like e veryone to remember that the m eal they are about to enjoy is m ade possible by Farm-City p artnerships. National Farm-City Week, c elebrated annually on the w eek leading to and ending on T hanksgiving Day, recognizes t he importance of this coopera tive network to the success o f America's agricultural i ndustry. "Our farmers know how to g row the 280 different comm odities that we produce in t he state of Florida," said John H oblick, president of Florida F arm Bureau Federation. They also know that it takes m any other partnerships in o rder for that food to get to A merica's table, and it's the s uccess of those partnerships t hat we celebrate during F arm-City Week." County Farm Bureaus a cross the state are hosting v arious local events to comm orate this partnership. From b reakfasts and luncheons to f arm tours and booths set up i n urban and rural areas, Farm B ureaus are looking to educ ate and inform both city d wellers and those closer to a griculture. Today, the agricultural industry provides us with many of the necessities of life, such as food, clothing and fuel for our energy needs. Farm-city collaborations help maintain and improve our nation's food supply and contribute to a better quality of life for countless citizens," said Hoblick. "With this Farm-City Week observance, we commend the many Americans whose hard work and ingenuity reflect the true spirit of America and help ensure a prosperous future for all." Where does Florida agriculture fit into this equation? Florida has 44,000 farmers who grow more than 280 different crops on a commercial scale that's more than any other state except California with cash receipts totaling over $6.7 billion. Florida agriculture has an annual impact of $97.8 billion to the state's economy. "Through our farm-city partnerships, agriculture has an enormous economic impact on our state," said Hoblick. How are they getting the job done? Florida farmers employed more than 94,000 farm workers, and overall the industry supports over 388,000 jobs in the state. And what about the environment? About two-thirds of Florida is farmland and forests. More than 30 percent is devoted to agriculture, which includes crop production as well as improved pastures, woodlands and open spaces, and nearly 40 percent, representing commercial forestry, is covered with trees. These well-managed, productive lands help preserve Florida's environment by providing green space, conserving water and protecting wildlife habitat. Farmers and ranchers, growers and producers, care about their environment. According to a U.S. Geological Survey report, Florida farmers reduced their groundwater withdrawals 7 percent by installing more efficient irrigation systems. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, November 21, 2010P P a a g g e e 9 9 A A ROOFING SPECIALIST SERVING HIGHLANDS COUNTY SINCE 198 9 Shingles Flat Roofs Roof Repairs Mobile Home Roofovers -FULLYLICENSED & INSURED385-4690State Lic # RC 0066817 QUALITY WORK AT A REASONABLE PRICE FREEESTIMATES Paul Todd is a prolific writer, entertainer, composer, arranger and singer. He has opened for the Pointer Sisters, Rich Little, The Gatlin Brothers and Joan Rivers. He has worked with Amy Grant, Michael Smith and Phil Driscol. Paul has composed theme songs for the Make A Wish Foundation recorded by Amy Grant, Christmas is for ChildrenŽ for the Toys for Tots program and Men in MissionŽ for the Men in Mission organization. Paul has developed his talent through years of training and those that see him perform can hardly believe what they see and hear. Paul has experienced all facets of the music industry, he has headlined in theaters and concert halls worldwide. Pauls personal mission statement is to use his talents to raise funds for charitable organizations. Paul Todd Charities Inc. has been founded to help with this endeavor. Come to Faith Lutheran Church on Monday, November 29 at 7 pm for an evening of great entertainment. Tickets may be purchased in the church office from 9 am-1 pm Monday through Friday, in Faiths Closet from 10 am-2pm Tuesday through Friday, or in the sanctuary the night of the concert. Paul Todd Christmas ConcertMonday, November 29, 2010 Time: 7:00 pm Tickets: $10Faith Lutheran Church2740 Lakeview Drive Sebring, Florida33870 (863) 385-7848 LIMITED SPACE … CALLTODAY! 5 DAYS a week$ 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 BUSINESS If you're plagued by wint er drafts and high heating b ills but can't afford to w eatherproof your home, the U .S. Department of Energy's ( DOE) Weatherization A ssistance Program (WAP) j ust might be able to help. Since 1976, WAPhas h elped protect more than 6 m illion low-income househ olds from summer's heat a nd winter's cold, signific antly lowering both individu al utility bills and overall n ational energy usage. And t hanks to a dramatic $5 bill ion infusion from last year's A merican Recovery and I nvestment Act, WAPis on t arget to weatherize for f ree an additional 1 million h ouseholds a year. Here's how WAPworks: Each year, Congress a ppropriates funding to the D OE to administer the prog ram. DOE then provides W APfunding and technical g uidance to individual states, U .S. territories and Indian t ribes, which in turn fund l ocal agencies to install energ y conservation materials a nd make repairs in qualified l ow-income homes. The 2009 Recovery Act i ncreased the average househ old expenditure limit from $ 2,500 to $6,500. It also e xpanded WAPeligibility to i nclude anyone whose i ncome is at or below 200 p ercent of the poverty level f or their household size. E ach state sets its own prog ram rules, however, so m any have more generous e ligibility criteria. WAPprovides energy-effic iency services that are tail ored to each home, whether a singleor multi-family d welling or mobile home. H omeowners and renters can a pply, although renters must o btain written permission f rom their landlords. As many as 30 million f amilies are eligible for W AP. Those receiving S upplemental Security I ncome or Aid to Families w ith Dependent Children are a utomatically eligible. In o ther cases, preference is u sually given to people over a ge 60, families with one or m ore disabled members and f amilies with children. To see if you are eligible f or WAP, visit w ww.eere.energy.gov/weathe rization, which contains a pplication instructions, cont act information for individu al state programs and local weatherization service providers, frequently asked questions, and a step-by-step description of how the process works. As part of the application process you will be asked to provide proof of income and other qualifying information. If accepted, you will receive a professional energy consultation by the agency. They will conduct a home energy audit during which they will likely: Analyze your utility bills Test infiltration of outside air into your home Inspect your home and equipment for safety Determine the most cost-effective energy conservation measures for your home. Depending on what they find, the agency will then conduct needed repairs and equipment installation, which might include: installing wall, floor and attic insulation; sealing and repairing ducts; reducing air infiltration and pressure imbalances; and tuning, repairing or replacing heating and cooling systems, as needed. You also will receive tips on ways to further reduce your utility bills on an ongoing basis. Even if you aren't eligible for WAP, you may qualify for short-term utility bill assistance through the LowIncome Home Energy Assistance Program, which is funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and administered by individual states. To learn more, visit www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/o cs/liheap. Don't let personal income challenges stand in the way of weatherproofing your home or paying your heating bill this winter. Jason Alderman directs Visa's financial education programs. Sign up for his free monthly eNewsletter at www.practicalmoneyskills.com/newsletter. Home weatherproofing aid for low-income families Personal Finance Jason Alderman Courtesy photo Florida Hospital-Wauchula representatives accept $5,000 from Operation Round Up for their lab renovation project. Special to the News-SunWAUCHULA Operation Round Up, Peace River Electric Cooperative's charitable foundation, recently presented a check in the amount of $5,000 to Florida HospitalWauchula. The grant represented the final funds needed to complete the hospital's lab renovation project. The project streamlines lab functions and speeds patient test results in Hardee County's only hospital and critical care facility, enabling healthcare workers to administer needed care more quickly. Operation Round Up is a program made possible by the generosity and compassion of PRECO's members. Funds are raised for local worthy individuals and charitable organizations by "rounding up" members' monthly energy bills, on a voluntary basis, to the next dollar. The foundation considers grant applications from individuals and organizations in six needs areas: food, shelter, medical, clothing, and the environment. Peace River Electric Cooperative (PRECO), headquartered in Wauchula, serves nearly 35,000 member/consumers with electricity in 10 central Florida counties. Operation Round Up rounds out lab renovation project Special to the News-SunLAKE WALES The 77th Annual Stockholders Meeting of Florida's Natural Growers was held at the Lake Wales Country Club on Nov. 15. The theme of this year's meeting, "Maintaining Superior Returns," was appropriate since the Cooperative reported its fourth consecutive year of excellent results. Chairman Dick Fort summed up the year by stating, "I want to congratulate the employees for a job well done this past season. And, as we turn towards the future, rest assured that FNG is positioned for sustainable success. On behalf of your board, management staff, and all of your FNG team I am confident that we will be maintaining superior returns." Chip Hendry, chief financial officer, reported that, "The final indicated average returns were $1.53 per pound solid for oranges and $1.23 cents per pound solid for grapefruit. This represents a 7.7 percent increase for the orange return and a 32.2 percent increase for grapefruit. I am very con fident in saying that we a re extremely well position ed for the future and 2010 co ntinues this trend. The fina ncial condition of your coo perative is well positioned to maintain the momentum f or the years to come." CEO Steve Caruso sai d, "Returns are clearly prio rity one, FNG must also co ntinuously identify oth er ways to add value for its members. These improv ements must be ongoin g rather than reactions to d ifficult times. First formed in 1933, t he Growers'cooperative w as named Florida Citr us Canners Cooperative, as its main function was cannin g grapefruit sections an d juice for its Membe rGrowers. After the deve lopment of frozen conce ntrated juices in the 1940 's, the Cooperative invested in the necessary infrastructu re and became one of t he largest juice processors in the State. In 1969, t he Canners Cooperative eve ntually changed its name to Citrus World, Inc. to bett er reflect its diverse produ ct line. Florida's Natural maintaining superior returns Special to the News-SunLAKELAND Florida Citrus Mutual on Wednesday applauded the Legislature's decision to override Gov. Crist's veto of HB 981. The bill among other things codifies the Citrus Research and Development Foundation (CRDF) and raises the cap on the citrus research assessment from one to three cents. These two measures are critical in Florida citrus'battle against HLB, or citrus greening, that threatens the future of the $9 billion industry. "Making HB 981 law was crucial if our industry is going to beat this insidious disease. Only through the leadership of House Speaker Dean Cannon, Senate President Mike Haridopolos, Senator JD Alexander and Rep. Denise Grimsley was this override made possible. Mutual would like to extend a sincere thank you to all the legislators for their hard work," said Michael W. Sparks, executive VP/CEO of Florida Citrus Mutual. "In addition to the CRDF, the bill contains greenbelt language that will protect farmers from losing the agriculture classification because land is put up for sale. This is important to Florida citrus growers as well." Crist earlier this year chose to veto HB 981 despite almost unanimous approval in the 2010 Legislature. Florida Citrus applauds override of HB 981 veto Nov. 21-27 is National Farm-City Week Classified Ads € 385-6155 NEWS-SUN

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GERMAINE As Clerk of said Circuit Court By: /s/ Rose Dilling Deputy Cler k November 7, 14, 21, 28, 2010 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. FC-10-1395 IN RE: THE MARRIAGE OF: WILLIAM LANIER, Husband, and CASANDRA LEE LANIER, Wife. NOTICE OF SUIT -NO PROPERTY TO: CASANDRA LEE LANIER 8 Arbandy Drive Iowa City, Iowa 52240 YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action for dissolution of marriage has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on the plaintiff's attorney, whose name and address is ANTHONY A ACCORSI, Esquire, 329 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, and file the original with the Clerk of the above styled Court on or before December 6, 2010; otherwise a judgment may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint or petition. IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 2009-CA-1124 WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., AS SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO WACHOVIA BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, vs. ROBERT CAPPIELLO, ET AL Defendants, NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Summary Final Judgment in Foreclosure dated November 8, 2010 entered in Case No. 2009-CA-1124 of the Circuit Court of the 10TH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida, wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. AS SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO WACHOVIA BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION is Plaintiff and ROBERT CAPPIELLO; ----, AS THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ROBERT CAPPIELLO, IF ANY; CITY OF SEBRING, A POLITICAL SUBDIVISION OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA; JOHN DOE OR ANY OTHER PERSON IN POSSESSION; all unknown parties claiming by, through, under or against the named Defendant(s), whether living or not, and whether said unknown parties claims as heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, lienors, creditors, trustees, or in any other capacity, claiming by, through, under or against the named Defendant(s) are the Defendant(s), I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida at 11:00 a.m., on the 7th day of December, 2010, the following described property as set forth in said Order or Final Judgment, to wit: PARCEL NO. 148, HIGHLANDS HOMES SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 54, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. Street Address: 4703 SEVENTH STREET, SEBRING, FLORIDA 33870 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS my hand and the seal of the Court this 9th day of November, 2010. ROBERT W. GERMAINE, CLERK By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak As Deputy Clerk November 21, 28, 2010 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISIONCASE NO. 2009-CA-000977 OCWEN LOAN SERVICING, LLC,Plaintiff,vs.MARIE JOSE PRINTEMPS A/K/A MARIE J. PRINTEMPS; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MARIE JOSE PRITEMPS A/K/A MARIE J. PRINTEMPS; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANT(S), IF REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANT(S); UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2;Defendants NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-styled cause, in the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida, I will sell the property situate in Highlands County, Florida, described as: LOT 8, BLOCK ``P'', SPRING LAKE, VILLAGE II, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 43, OF THEPUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of Highlands County Courthouse located at 430South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida at 11:00 A.M., on December 2, 2010.DATED THIS 8th DAY OF November, 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.Witness, my hand and seal of this court on the 8th day of November, 2010. CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURTBy /s/ Priscilla MichalekDeputy ClerkNovember 14, 21, 2010 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CASE NO.: 2010-CA-000273 HSBC BANK, USA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR SG MORTGAGE SECURITIES TRUST 2005-OPT1, ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-OPT1 Plaintiff, vs. MARIAN GRASS; FRANCISCO GRASS; SAND CANYON CORPORATION F/K/A OPTION ONE MORTGAGE CORPORATION. Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Final Judgment of Foreclosure sale dated November 8, 2010 entered in Civil Case No. 2010-CA-000273 of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein HSBC BANK, USA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR SG MORTGAGE SECURITIES TRUST 2005-OPT1, ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-OPT1, Plaintiff and MARIAN GRASS are defendant(s), I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, AT THE JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE LOCATED AT 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FLORIDA AT 11:00 A.M., December 2, 2010, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: PARCEL 1: THE SOUTH 41.21. FEET OF THE WEST HALF OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHEAST QURTER AND THE WEST HALF OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 4, TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH, RANGE 29 EAST, LESS THE SOUTH 50 FEET OFTHE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 4, TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH, RANGE 29 EAST, LING WEST OF SSTATE ROADNO. 64, HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. PARCEL 2: COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 4, TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH, RANG E 29 EAST, HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE RUN EAST ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 4, A DISTANCE OF 110.0 FEET; THENCE RUN NORTH 03 DEGREES 05 MINUTES 00 SECONDS WEST ALONG A LINE PARALLEL WITH THE WEST LINE OF SAID SOUTHEAST QUARTER, A DISTANCE OF 50.07 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING OF A PARCEL OF LAND HEREINAFTER DESCRIBED; THENCE CONTINUE NORTH 03 DEGREES 05 MINUTES 00 SECONDS WEST, A DISTANCE OF 396.6 FEET; THENCE EAST 110.0 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 03 DEGREES 05 MINUTES 00 SECONDS EAST, A DISTANCE OF 396.6 FEET;T HENCE WEST 110.0 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, LESS THE SOUTH 50 FEET OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 4, TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH, RANGE 29 EAST, LYING WEST OF STATE ROAD NO. 64, HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Court Administration at 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, telephone (863)534-4690, within two (2) working days of receipt of this Notice; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 1-800-955-8771. ROBERT W. GERMAINE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Highlands County, Florida By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: SHAPIRO & FISHMAN, LLP 4630 Woodland Corporate Blvd. Suite 100 Tampa, FL 33614 (813)880-8888 November 14, 21, 2010 TO HUNTINGTON FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK the Plaintiff, and Donald E. Massaline, et al, are the Defendants, I will sell the property situated in Highlands County, Florida, described as: Lot thirteen (13), Block four (4), of ALTAMONT PLACE ADDITION NO. 2, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 10, Page 45, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. at public sale, to the highest and bet bidder, for cash, at the Jury Assembly Room, in Basement of Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33871 at 11:00 A.M. on 8th day of December, 2010. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated: November 10, 2010. By: /s/ Toni Kopp Highlands County Clerk of Court CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT November 21, 28, 2010 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2009-CA-000129 THE HUNTINGTON NATIONAL BANK, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO HUNTINGTON FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK, Plaintiff vs. DONALD E. MASSALINE, et al. Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated 8th day of November, 2010, entered in Civil Case Number 28-2009-CA-000129 in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, wherein THE HUNTINGTON NATIONAL BANK, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CASE NO.: 2010-CA-000660 GREEN TREE SERVICING, LLC Plaintiff, vs. LEONARD A. BIRTHWRIGHT AND ELAINE A. BIRTHWRIGHT, HUSBAND AND WIFE; UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION #1 AS TO 4624; IF LIVING, AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER AND AGAINST THERE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Final Judgment of Foreclosure sale dated November 8, 2010 entered in Civil Case No. 2010-CA-000660 of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein GREEN TREE SERVICING, LLC, Plaintiff and LEONARD A. BIRTHWRIGHT AND ELAINE A. BIRTHWRIGHT, HUSBAND AND WIFE, are defendant(s), I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, AT THE JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE LOCATED AT 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FLORIDA AT 11:00 A.M., December 2, 2010, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 19, BLOCK 255, SUN 'N LAKE OF SEBRING, UNIT 13, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 71, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to partcipate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Court Administration at 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, telephone (863)534-4690, within two (2) working days of receipt of this Ntoice; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 1-800-955-8771. ROBERT W. GERMAINE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Highlands County, Florida By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: SHAPIRO & FISHMAN, LLP 4630 Woodland Corporate Blvd. Suite 100 Tampa, FL 33614 (813)880-8888 November 14, 21, 2010 ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE LOCATED AT 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FLORIDA AT 11:00 A.M., December 2, 2010, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 7, OF EDGEWATER POINT SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 13, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to partcipate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Court Administration at 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, telephone (863)534-4690, within two (2) working days of receipt of this Ntoice; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 1-800-955-8771. ROBERT W. GERMAINE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Highlands County, Florida By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: SHAPIRO & FISHMAN, LLP 4630 Woodland Corporate Blvd. Suite 100 Tampa, FL 33614 (813)880-8888 November 14, 21, 2010 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CASE NO.: 2010-CA-000618 CITIMORTGAGE, INC. Plaintiff, vs. EUGENIA RITERS A/K/A EUGINIA RITERS; AND BROINISLAVA OTZELNAIS A/K/A BRONIASLAVA OTZELNAIS. Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Final Judgment of Foreclosure sale dated November 8, 2010 entered in Civil Case No. 2010-CA-000618 of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein CITIMORTGAGE, INC., Plaintiff and EUGENIA RITERS A/K/A EUGINIA RITERS; AND BROINISLAVA OTZELNAIS A/K/A BRONIASLAVA OTZELNAIS. are defendant(s), I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, AT THE JURY IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2008-CA-001044 WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, Plaintiff, vs. CHAD D. SPOHN, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated November 08, 2010 and entered in Case No. 28-2008-CA-001044 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, is the Plaintiff and CHAD D. SPOHN; KRISTA P. SPOHN; WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A.; 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 8th day of December, 2010, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 26, BLOCK Q, SPRING LAKE VILLAGE III, ACCORDING TO PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, AT PAGE 54, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 7832 GRANADA ROAD, 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 sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of the Court on November 9, 2010. ROBERT W. GERMAINE 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 F08064169 **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 21, 28, 2010 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CASENO. 09000848GCS CENTRAL MORTGAGE COMPANY, Plaintiff, vs. RONNIE L. CHAVIS; DEBRA L. CHAVIS; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated November 10, 2010, and entered in Case No. 09000848GCS of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein CENTRAL MORTGAGE COMPANY, is the Plaintiff and RONNIE L. CHAVIS; DEBRA L. CHAVIS; BENEFICIAL FLORIDA, INC.; 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 December 8, 2010, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 16, SELAH ACRES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 12, PAGE 38, 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. Dated this 10th day of November, 2010. Robert W. Germaine Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk November 21, 28, 2010 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2009-CA-000519 TAYLOR, BEAN AND WHITAKER MORTGAGE CORPORATION, Plaintiff, vs. MARILYN M. NICHOLLS, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated November 08, 2010 and entered in Case No. 28-2009-CA-000519 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein TAYLOR, BEAN AND WHITAKER MORTGAGE CORPORATION, is the Plaintiff and MARILYN M. NICHOLLS; JOHN E. GRUTSKY; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS INCORPORATED AS NOMINEE FOR GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC; GE MONEY BANK; are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE at 11:00 AM, on the 8th day of December, 2010, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 12 AND 13, BLOCK 4, OF SEBRING LAKES REPLAT, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 8, AT PAGE 45, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A /K/A 13719 CROW STREET, SEBRING, FL 33875 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 November 9, 2010. ROBERT W. GERMAINE 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 F09038480 **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 21, 28, 2010 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 10-412 IN RED: ESTATE OF KAROLINE HEINER Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Karoline Heiner, deceased, whose date of death was A ugust 11th, 2010, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands Court, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870-3867. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claim with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) Y EARS OF MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is November 14, 2010. Personal Representative: /s/ Jose A. LeGrand P.O. Box 2626 Winter Park, Florida 32790-2626 A ttorney for Personal Representative: / s/ Julie W. Kronhaus A ttorney for Jose A. LeGrand Florid Bar Number: 0994243 1936 Howell Branch Rd P.O. Box 2103 Winter Park, FL 32792 Telephone: (407)539-3939 Fax: (407)539-6111 E-Mail: j.kronhaus@att.net November 14, 21, 2010 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 10-457 IN RED: ESTATE OF LARRY DEAN HARDCASTLE a/k/a LARRY D. HARDCASTLE Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Larry Dean Hardcastle a/k/a Larry D. Hardcastle, deceased, whose date of death was June 9th, 2010, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands Court, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claim with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OF MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is November 14, 2010. Personal Representative: Edward A. Hardcastle 12068 Quilting Lane Boca Roaton, FL 33428 BREED & NUNNALLEE, P.A. Attorneys for Personal Representative: 325 NORTH COMMERCE AVENUE SEBRING, FL 33870 Telephone: (863) 382-3154 By: /s/ Thomas L. Nunnallee Florida Bar No. 0062162 E-mail Address: breednunn@bnpalaw.com November 14, 21, 2010 Subscribe to the News-Sun Call 385-6155

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LOCATION/WEBSITE: GOVDEALS.COM Pursuant to Florida Statutes and Board adopted policies, the Highlands County Board of County Commissioners (HCBCC), Highlands County; Sebring, Florida, has declared various items as surplus property and have therefore authorized an Internet Auction to be conducted for the purpose of disposing of all said property.A list of specific surplus items may be obtained from the following locations and/or by requesting a list by fax (863)402-6735 or email to HYPERLINK "mailto:sbutler@hcbcc.org" sbutler@hcbcc.org or HYPERLINK "mailto:plemay@hcbcc.org"plemay@hcbcc.org 1) HC Purchasing Department; 4320 George Blvd., Sebring, FL 33875-5803. Contacts: Sandra Butler at (863)402-6527 or Kelley Baker at (863)402-6511. 2) HC Government Center, 600 S. Commerce Ave., 2nd Floor BCC Receptionist; Sebring, FL 33870 at (863)402-6500.Additional information can be obtained Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. about the County's Internet Auction process by contacting Highlands County BCC's General Services/Purchasing Department at the following numbers. (863)402-6527 or (863) 4026528 Note: All property will be sold on an "as is, where is" basis. The HCBCC reserves the right to add or delete items from GovDeals' Website at anytime during the Internet bidding dates above. Board of County Commissioners Purchasing Department Highlands County, Florida November 17, 21, 24, 28, 2010***************************************** HIGHLANDS COUNTY LEGAL NOTICES ***************************************** The following legal notices are from the Highlands County Board of County Commissioners and are being published in the font, size, and leading as per their specifications. 1055HighlandsCounty LegalsHIGHLANDS COUNTYBOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERSGENERAL SERVICES & PURCHASINGSECTION 00010INVITATION TO BID (ITB) The Board of County Commissioners (BCC), Highlands County, Sebring, Florida, will receive sealed bids in the County Purchasing Department for:ITB 11-018 SUN N' LAKE OF SEBRING SIDEWALKS AT VARIOUS LOCATIONS PROJECT No. 08063 NIGP COMMODITY/SERVICES CODE 913-47 Copies of the drawings, specifications, and other Contract Documents are on file and available for public inspection at the office of Danielle Gilbert, Acting Director, Highlands County General Services /Purchasing Department, 4320 George Blvd., Sebring, FL 33875-5803 Telephone: 863-402-6524; Fax: 863-402-6735, or by E-Mail: HYPERLINK "mailto:dgilbert@hcbcc.org" dgilbert@hcbcc.org. Copies of the drawings and specifications may be obtained from the above location upon payment of $25.00, including sales tax for each set. No partial sets will be issued.A MANDATORY Pre-Bid meeting will be held at 10:00 A.M. on THURSDAY; DECEMBER 16TH, 2010 in the Engineering Training Room, 505 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870. All potential BIDDERS are encouraged attend this meeting.Submit one (1) original and three (3) copies of your bid form, bid security and other required data in a sealed envelope and marked with the bid number and name so as to identify the enclosed bid submittal. Bids must be delivered to Highlands County Purchasing Department, 4320 George Blvd., Sebring, FL 33875-5803 so as to reach said office no later than 2:00 P.M., THURSDAY; JANUARY 6TH, 2010 at which time they will be opened. Bids received later than the date and time as specified will be rejected. The Board will not be responsible for the late deliveries of bids that are incorrectly addressed, delivered in person, by mail or any other type of delivery service.One or more County Commissioners may be in attendance at either or both of the above meetings.BIDDERS submitting responses must submit bids on all work to receive consideration. A Bid Bond or Cashier's Check in an amount of five percent (5%) of the bid must be included on bids over $100,000.00. If the successful bid is greater than $200,000.00, a Public Construction Bond will be required. An Irrevocable Letter of Credit may be considered in lieu of the Public Construction Bond depending on its verbiage. Bid must be accompanied by evidence of BIDDER'S qualifications to do business in the State of Florida, in accordance with F.S. 489.The principal features of the Project are:To provide all labor, materials and equipment to construct a 5' wide sidewalk on the west side of Ponce DeLeon Boulevard from Sun N' Lake Boulevard to Granada Boulevard and along the north side of Granada Boulevard from Ponce DeLeon Boulevard to the Edgewater Drive approximately 4,600+/Lf. The work consists of constructing new pavement surface, minor clearing and minor swale improvements.The Highlands County Board of County Commissioners (HCBCC / County) reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids or any parts thereof, and the award, if an award is made, will be made to the most responsive and responsible bidder whose bid and qualifications indicate that the award will be in the best interest of Highlands County. The Board reserves the right to waive irregularities in the bid.The Board of County Commissioners of Highlands County, Florida, does not discriminate upon the basis of any individual's disability status. This non-discrimination policy involves every aspect of the Board's functions, including one's access to, participation, employment or treatment in its programs or activities. Anyone requiring reasonable accommodation as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act or Section 286.26 Florida Statutes should contact Mr. John Minor, ADA Coordinator at: 863-402-6509 (Voice), or via Florida Relay Service 711, or by e-mail: jminor@hcbcc.org. Requests for CART or interpreter services should be made at least 24 hours in advance to permit coordination of the service.Board of County CommissionersPurchasing DepartmentHighlands County, Florida Website: HYPERLINK http://www.hcbcc.net" www.hcbcc.net November 21, 28; December 5, 2010 1055HighlandsCounty LegalsIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 10-805-GCS HIGHVEST CORP., a Florida corporation, Plaintiff, v. GRAHAM B. MCCLEARY, et al. Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: CARL JOHNSON, and any and all other parties claiming to have any right, title or interest in the property hereinafter described. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a mortgage foreclosure action on the following real property in Highlands County, Florida: Lots 1, 2 and 3, Block 258 SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES OF SEBRING, UNIT 13, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 9, Page 71, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida.; has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defense, if any, to it on the Plaintiff's attorney, whose name and address is: Michael L. Keiber, Esquire, Clifford R. Rhoades, P.A., 2141 Lakeview Drive, Sebring, Florida 33870, and file the original with the Clerk of the above named court on before December 15, 2010; otherwise a judgment may be neted against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint or Petition. IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICAN WITH DISA BILITIES ACT, PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES NEEDING A SPECIAL ACCOMMOATION TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROCEEDING, YOU ARE ENTITLED, AT NO COST TO YOU, TO THE PROVISION OF CERTAIN ASSISTANCE. PLEASE CONTACT THE COURT ADMINISTRATOR WITHIN TWO (2) WORKING DAYS OF YOUR RECEIPT OF THIS NOTICE; OR CALL FLORIDA RELAY SERVICE (800)955-8770. WITNESS my hand and the seal of said Court on this 12th day of October, 2010. ROBERT GERMAINE As Clerk of said Circuit Court By: /s/ Lisa Tantillo Deputy Clerk November 14, 21, 2010 1050Legals FIND A SWEETHEART OF A DEAL! Search the News-Sun classifieds every Sunday, Wednesday and Friday.Classified ads get fast results 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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www.newssun.comNews-Sun Sunday, November 21, 2010Page 13 A INSTRUCTOR,ACCOUNTING/BUSINESS Full-time,10-month,tenure-track faculty position to teach Accounting and Business courses beginning in the Spring term (January, 2011).Candidates must meet requirements for teaching bothAccounting and Business Administration courses:Masters degree in the teaching discipline (or 18 graduate semester hours in the discipline and a Masters degree).For specific examples please see detailed position announcement on our website.Current CPA licensure may substitute for graduate coursework in Accounting.Candidates who meet the criteria for either Accounting or Business Administration and have significant graduate level coursework in the other discipline may be considered if completion of the required coursework is imminent.Doctorate in either discipline preferred.Post-secondary teaching experience strongly preferred.Competitive salary plus a comprehensive benefits package,including retirement,health/life insurance,and sick leave.Application deadline:5 pm,11/30/10. Please visit our website for more information.SFCC IS AN EQUAL ACCESS/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY INSTITUTION600 West College Drive Avon Park, FL 33825 (863)784-7132 € FAX (863) 784-7497 E-MAIL: jobs@southflorida.edu www.southflorida.edu/hr Highlands County Sheriffs OfficeSusan Benton Sheriff 434 Fernleaf Avenue Sebring, Florida 33870Integrity € Quality Service € ProfessionalismDETENTION DEPUTY (STATE OF FL CERTIFIED)€ Base Salary $14.22 hoursly, $31,795.92 annually, Consideration given for experience € High School Diploma/G.E.D. € 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 2227 U.S. 27 SOUTH € SEBRING, FL 33870The News-Sun has immediate openings for newspaper carriers in Avon Park, Lake Placid, and Sebring. Reliable transportation, valid drivers license and insurance a must. Interested parties should stop in our Sebring office and complete an application Make Money While Everyone Else Sleeps! WITH A DELIVERY ROUTE 600 West College Drive Avon Park, FL 33825 (863)784-7132 € FAX (863) 784-7497 E-MAIL: jobs@southflorida.edu www.southflorida.edu/hr TAKE STOCK IN CHILDREN (TSIC) POSITIONS STUDENT ADVOCATE … Full-time, 3-year grant funded position responsible for monitoring and tracking academic performance, attendance, and behavior to help TSIC students stay on track for high school graduation and college enrollment. Bachelors degree required, preferably in education, psychology, social work, or other related field. At least one year of experience in a social services setting required, preferably working with adolescents. Please see detailed position announcement for other requirements. Starting annual salary: $28,000 plus comprehensive benefits, including retirement, health/life insurance, and vacation/sick leave.MENTOR COORDINATOR … Part-time (20 hrs/wk), 3-year grant-funded position responsible for recruitment, retention, and management of mentors for the TSIC FLIGHT service district. Manages mentor communication strategies, stewardship, workshops, enrollment, training, and data collection. Bachelors degree required, preferably in education, psychology, social work, or other related field. At least one year of experience in a social services setting required, preferably working with adolescents. Please see detailed position announcement for other requirements. Hourly rate: $15.00.Detailed position announcements and application information located on our website. Deadline to apply for both positions is 5 p.m., Tuesday, November 30, 2010.SFCC IS AN EQUAL ACCESS/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY INSTITUTION 1992 DODGECaravan LE $1500 obo 863-453-52592002 FORDESCORT Call 419-722-0179 for details. 9450Automotive for Sale 9000 Transportation 8000 Recreation NOTICEFlorida 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. KITTY "PRECIOUS"is waiting for her forever home. Precious is a friendly & spayed Kitty $20. Call 863-655-2843 or 863-446-3095 7520Pets & SuppliesCOME JOINUS FOR 1ST ANNUAL HOLIDAY BAZAAR!Francis I Mobile Estates will be hosting the 1st Annual Holiday Bazaar December 4, 2010 Doors open at 8:30 a.m. Crafts of all Kinds! Refreshments available. Raffles! Door Prizes! No Admission The Place To Be Dec. 4th Francis I Clubhouse, 115 Mimi St., Sebring. DON'T MISS IT! 7460Crafts & Bazaars SEBRING -2602 Emerson Ave., (corner of Emerson & Lakeview Dr.) Sat, Nov. 20th, 7am 12noon. Lots of clothing, some electronics, trinkets for your home & some furniture. Come by & CHECK IT OUT! LAKE PLACID1021 Rebel Ave. (Highlands Park Est) Sat-Sun, Nov. 20-21st, 8am-2pm. Kitchen Table/ & Chairs, Coffee Table, Antena, Recliners, & MORE! AVON PARKMulti Family Sale Fri-Sat-Sun, Nov 19-20-21 8am-? Tools clothingmen's XL, household items. Too Much To List! 7320Garage &Yard Sales WONEN'S BLOUSESlarge size 18-20 (5) $40 for all 863-273-3731 WOMEN'S LONGred dress coat for winter size 20 $30 863-273-3731 UPRIGHT PIANOKnight & Brinkerhoff, good condition (need 4 strong men to move) $25 obo 863-655-6212 TV 32"Philips Magnovox. Good condition. $50 OBO. 863-382-4665 TREADMILL -Walk-fit, manual. $25. Call 863-214-3623. MATTRESS -Queen Size, NEW. $75 863-414-4823 MAGNAVOX -dvd/vcr/player/recorder w/ remote. Model 2010 ZV427MG9. Never used $100 863-4029138 GRILL -Propane, 3 ft. $15.00. 863-327-6234 DRY SINKSolid maple 41"H x 30"W x 19"D. $35 863-402-2285 DINING CHAIRS(6) blue / white. $100 863-385-3569 COFFEE TABLERooms to Go, oval, brushed gold, glass top $35 863-471-3456 CHINA CABINETLighted dark oak glass doors, 3 glass shelves, storage below. $100 863-385-3569 CHAIRRECLINER,LazyBoy, green with golf print $50 863-471-3456 BISSELL VACUUMw/bag, clean & great condition. $20 863-402-2285 7310Bargain Buys VITA SPALike New, rarely used, with lid, handicapped steps & platform, some chemicals $3000 863-386-4128 Ask for Patty or Ron SHED 10'X 8' Black & Decker $250 obo. Will assist with disassemble and assemble of structure. 863-382-4665 SCOOTER -Victory Pride 3-wheel, heavy duty, electric. LIKE NEW! $500; SILVER STAR BACKPACKER LIFT, $1000. 863-453-3507. 7300MiscellaneousORGAN -LOWRY FIESTA Tickle the ivories with this one! Includes padded storage bench for only $4500. Call today! 863-453-8287 7260MusicalMerchandise NEW FURNITURE FOR LESS! HIGHPOINT FURNITURE OUTLET STORE 2346 U.S. 27 N, SEBRINGNorthofLowes&acrossfrom HomeDepot 7180FurnitureSTOVE KENMOREGlass Top, self-cleaning, electric. Good Condition. $225. 863-699-1288 7040AppliancesAUCTION AMERICA Bankruptcy Real Estate, Cars, Boat! Sun, 11/21 @ 11 a.m. 1696 Old Okeechobee Rd WPB. Tenn & FL acreages, 25+ FL Home Lots Time Shares, 02 Toyota Van, Office Equip, 20' Grady White, 04 Explorer, Antiques, Guns, Coins, Stamps, Military Collectibles, Designer Furnishings, Art, Rugs, More! Stan L. Crooks CAI, CES ab1298 au1794 (561) 682-3191 www.2bid4stuff.com 7020Auctions 7000 Merchandise SEBRING -Conveniently located 3BR, 2BA in Sebring Hills, new appliances included. $850/mo. + 1st, last, sec. required. 863-465-9255, after 5 p.m. LAKE PLACIDPet Friendly! Near 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 LAKE PLACID3BR, 2BA in Placid Lakes, central water located at 324 Johnson Ave, NE and 1407 Washington Blvd, NE, $650/mo. each. Call Compton Realty for info or to request a list of available rentals. 863-465-4158 LAKE PLACID2BR, 1BA, Newly Remodeled! W/D, large yard. Convenient location, close to Interlake Blvd. $600/mo. Call 863-699-0476 or 863-243-3627. LAKE PLACID2BR, 1BA, new floors/ paint, fenced yard, close to boat ramp, nice landscape, quiet area, no smoke, $550/mo. 863-699-1119 AVON PARKSpacious 3.5BR, 2BA, 2CG. minutes from churches, schools, & shopping centers. 863-368-1451 6300Unfurnished Houses SEBRING -DINNER LAKE AREA 1BR, 1BA Apartments for Rent. $375-$395/mo. Includes water. Large rooms, fresh paint & tile floors. Call Gary Johnson @ 863-381-1861 .RELAX ATLake Isis VillasLuxurious 2BR Apartment. Clean & Quiet Setting. Call 863-453-2669 LEMONTREE APARTMENTS1015 West Bell St. Avon Park, FL 33825(off US 27, behind Wendy's)1BR, 1BA $495/Month+ 200 security deposit (Water, Sewer & Garbage Incl) Pets Welcome* Full Size Washer/Dryer Open 8 am 7 pm 7 Days a Week Call Alan, (386) 503-8953 LAKE PLACID2BR, 1BA available immediately. Includes laundry facility / water / sewage. 1st. & security. No Pets! 561-706-6743 6200UnfurnishedApartments BEST RENTAL IN TOWN! Large 2BR, 1BA totally remodeled, washer/dryer hook-ups. Available Immediately! Call 321-537-5681 AVON PARKClean, Quiet; Studios & 2BR, 2BA Apts., from $375/mo. New tile throughout...new appliances. Call 863-452-0469. AVON PARKApartment with balcony overlooking Lake Verona and City Park 100 E. Main St. Laundry Facilities. SPECIAL : $325/mo. 863-453-8538 AVON PARK** Highlands Apartments 1680 North Delaware 1BR, 1BA & 2BR, 2BA Available. Central Heat & Air. Extra insulation. 1st & Sec. Call 863-449-0195 6200UnfurnishedApartmentsSEBRING LOVELY,furnished 1BR on Lakefront Estate. No Pets. $450/mo. 863-655-1068 6150FurnishedApartments SPRING LAKESPACIOUS 2BR, 2BA, Tile, cathedral ceilings, screened lanai. Adults preferred, non-smoking, no pets. $625/mo. + security deposit. Lawn maintenance included. 863-655-0451 SEBRING -CUTE 2BR, 1BA, new tile floors & insulation. Kids and most pets ok. 4911 Manatee. $550/mo. + $300 security deposit to move in. 863-446-7274 or 863-471-0840 6050Duplexes for Rent 6000 RentalsSEBRING 2BR,2BA, W/D hookup, CHA, City water. carport, storage shed, close to shopping. $550 mo. + Dp. No Pets. 863-465-1451 or 863-840-0494 5150Mobile HomesFor Rent SELECTION OF1 & 2 Bedroom Units For Sale in friendly/active 55+ Park, located near shopping, banks, & hospital. Reasonable lot rent incl. S/W/G & Lawn mowing. Call for more info. or to view units. No pets please. 863-385-7034 SEBRING -FOR SALE BY OWNER in Woodhaven Estates, 2104 Jacaranda Way. 2BR, 1.5 BA Mobile Home, completely remodeled... & Completely Furnished (A LOT OF EXTRAS!). 55+ Park (Cleanest Park in Sebring!) Lot rent $241/mo. This unit has been a non-smoking home, and is not in Park's pet section. Call 863-382-0219 SEBRING -Conveniently located Single-wide 2BR, 2BA in 55+ Park. $10,000. 863-471-6728 or 863-446-0815 PALM HARBORHOMES Factory Liquidation Sale 2009 Model Homes MUST GO! Call for FREE color brochures. 800-622-2832 LAKE PLACID$8,900 2BR, 2BA Double Wide Mobile Home in Great, Active 55+ Park with 2 Pools & Dock Access to Lake Clay. Good Condition. Call 1-239-455-7509 AVON PARKFully Furnished 46' X 12' Mobile Home. 33' Carport, Paved Drive, A/C, FL Sunroom. $13,500 OBO. 863-452-2877 5050Mobile HomesFor Sale 5000 Mobile Homes SEBRING NEWLYREMODELED 3BR Home, one block from Woodlawn Elem. School. Nice, quiet neighborhood. 1423 Fernvale Ave. Possible Owner Financing. Call 863-675-3387 TODAY! SEBRING -Edgewater Village Lakeview Dr. 2BR, 2BA, 1CG Villa. Beautifully furnished. New kitchen, laundry, TV. Low Maintenance fee includes Cable TV, Clubhouse, heated pool. Private street. Avail Immed. 863-402-9138 4080Homes for SaleSebringAVON PARKLAKES 2919 Lowell Rd, Furnished 2BR, 2BA on 2 lots. ESTATE Owner out of area, MUST SELL! 863-452-9057. 4060Homes for SaleAvon ParkATTENTION: Cash for your Home, Duplex, Apartment, Commercial Property. Rapid Closing, "As Is Condition. 863-441-2689 STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL 4040Homes For Sale 4000 Real Estate 3000 Financial SANTA WANTED!!Must have the "Santa Look" & pass a backgroung check. Santa suit is provided. Sebring location Dec 4th thru Dec 23rd. 6 9 pm. Contact Jon @ 863-385-5181. PERSONALIZE YOURCHRISTMAS Looking for dependable person with excellent penmanship, to personalize christmas ornaments, piggy banks etc... At th Sebring Mall for the holiday season. please Call Mike 239-682-5810 P/T PUBLICATIONSSecretary needed. Must have experience in Publisher and Microsoft Word. To obtain an application and for more information, Call 863-453-6681 2150Part-timeEmploymentOFFICE POSITIONAVAILABLE: Busy Real Estate office seeking person with computer, communication and people skills. Fax resume to: 863-465-7130 2100Help Wanted SALES PERSON-FULLTime. Currently seeking bilingual, highly motivated in retail furmiture and home furnishings sales. Salary plus commission, with benefits. Apply in person at 594 US 27N, Lake Placid. 863-465-2616 MEDICAID CASEWORKERNEEDED Good Pay and Benefits. Must be flexible. Travel in Highlands / Hardee County areas. Mon. thru Fri. 11am to 8pm. alternating working every other Saturday. Fax resume to 863-402-3197 LOCAL PRE-SCHOOLHIRING for several positions. Experience preferred but not required. Benefits available. Call 863-382-2727 to schedule an interview. LICENSED REALESTATE AGENTS needed for busy office with great staff and systems. Call Susan Compton @ CENTURY 21 Compton Realty for a private session to see how working with the Largest Real Estate Company in the World can make 2011 your best year ever in your career. 863-465-4158, x236 HIRING FOR:*Front Desk Details @ www.flcancer.com DR.'S OFFICENow hiring Office Manager. Billing Clerk and Front Desk Medical Receptionist, Send resume to: Reply Box #2215 c/o News-Sun 2227 US HWY 27S Sebring 33870. DIRECT SUPPORTPROFESSIONALS wanted for Avon Park Intermediate Care Facility serving disabled adults. HS diploma or 1 year associated experience, valid FL Drivers License and clean criminal background req. Please complete application at 55 E. College Dr., Avon Park, FL 33825. LPN'S WANTEDAvon Park Intermediate Care Facility serving adults with developmental disabilities is seeking Licensed Practical Nurses, FT/PT. We offer a casual work environment, competitive wage and benefits package. For details call Barb @ 863-452-5141 2100Help WantedBILINGUAL /SPANISH SPEAKING CASE MANAGER full time. Receive Referrals and completes annual client assessments; devise care plans; secure and target client support services; maintain case records. Position requires a bachelor's degree in social work or related field. Other related job education or experience may be substituted for some of these requirements. Apply in person at NU-HOPE Elder Care Services, Inc., 6414 US Hwy. 27 South, Sebring. EOE DFWP ADT COORDINATOR Preferred qualification: Bachelor's degree or 4 years experience in development and implementation of Adult Day Training services for the developmentally disabled. Related work experience will substitute year for year basis for required education. Fax resume to 863-773-6499 or call Robert @ 863-448-2479 for more info. EOE / DFWP. 2050Job Opportunities 2000 Employment WANT NEW FURNITURE? Need to sell the old furniture first? Call News-Sun classifieds, 385-6155. Then shop till you drop! LOOKING FOR THAT SPECIAL HOME? Search the News-Sun Classifieds every Sunday, Wednesday and Friday.Subscribe to the News-Sun Call 385-6155

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Page 14ANews-SunSunday, November 21, 2010www.newssun.com Before the festivities commence, wed like to wish you and your family an abundance of health, happiness and good fortune this year. For your business we are sincerely thankful, and for your friendship we feel truly blessed. With A Bounty Of Best Wishes At Thanksgiving

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By KATE ROWLAND Special to the News-Sun KISSIMMEE Sebring High's football squad made the most of an unexpected post-season game with a come-from-behind, 33-20 victory over the Atlantic Sharks in the 25th Annual Osceola County Scholarship Rotary Bowl at Poinciana High School on Thursday. Atlantic scored after a 35-yard kick-off return from Shane Jones, and its first play on downs as Chris Jones streaked up the sideline to score just 35 seconds into the game. Atlantic's David Allen ran the 2-point conversion in to give the Sharks an 8-0 lead. Donovan Frantz gave Atlantic a 14-0 lead with a 6yard touchdown run with less than a minute to go in the first quarter though that two-point conversion run failed. The Class 2ASharks (5-5 overall) from Port Orange didn't surprise Sebring, Blue Streak senior Trini Sutton said, the team just came out flat after an emotional game with county rival Avon Park last Friday. The Blue Streaks outscored the Sharks 33-6 in the final three quarters, as the offense picked up and the defense threw down. "After those two touchdowns we just kind of stood up," Sutton said. "We couldn't take it anymore. "I feel like we could have made it to the playoffs if we had just done some minor things, but this is the second best option to go out with. I just hope these boys do good next year. I'll try and make it back to cheer them on every chance I get." Head coach Jared Hamlin said neither team knew what to expect, having not traded films by a mutual decision. "We just decided to ta lk on the phone," he said, "b ut that made it difficult to pr epare for the specializ ed offense that they run. I thought the kids adjust ed well and the coaches adjust ed really well, especially defe nsively. "We saw what they we re doing and made a few min or adjustments, and the ki ds went out, took it and wen t. That's what happens wh en you have a senior class li ke we have." Evan Lewis returned a kickoff to the Sharks 4 0yard-line, Damion Thompso n scored on a 5-yard run wi th two and a half minutes go ne in the second quarte r. Donavon White's kick w as good for a 14-7 score. Abobbled ball in Sebring 's favor led to an incomple te pass on fourth down, and t he Blue Streaks took over on t he Sharks'27-yard-line with 1 7 seconds left in the half. By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comAVON PARK While the opening night of the Bill Jarrett Ford Tip-Off Classic saw lopsided, undermanned, mismatched blowouts, Thursday's closing night spun around the other way. Sebring, still without it's football players, looked like it might face another blowout as the Clewiston Tigers roared out to a 24-6 lead after one. But from there, with a squad mixed with role players and soon to be junior varsity team members, the Blue Streaks stayed virtually even in the second period, riding a 12-11 margin to a still daunting 36-17 deficit at the half. Apesky press and the quick hands of guards Nelson St. Luis and C.J. Hipps created Tiger turnovers and lead to some easy scores in the third. The defense held Clewiston to just six points in the period while the offense put in 15 to cut the margin to 42-32 heading into the final eight minutes. ASebring score opened the fourth and a Josh Heflin halfcourt steal and drive cut it to 42-36. Matt Taylor then split a pair at the line to make it a five-point game. The two teams then traded scores, but junior guard Johnny Jackson hit from the outside to push it to 51-44. The Blue Streak defense then kicked into high gear, holding Clewiston scoreless over the final three-and-ahalf minutes while they mounted their comeback. Jared Cannon put back an offensive rebound and Toby Solebello worked inside and hit a jump hook to make it a Dragons down Bobcats SPORTS B SECTION News-Sun Sunday, November 21, 2010 News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Matt Taylor powers toward the hoop for two of his team high 17 points in Sebring's win over Clewiston Thursday. Courtesy photo by JIM TAYLO R Nevada Weaver and the Green Dragons notched a win Thursday night, topping North Port in the Bill Jarrett Ford Tip-Off Tournament at Avon Park. Blue Streak stunner See STREAKS, page 4B Courtesy photo by KIM GAUGER Z ac Morris and the Sebring defense wrap up Atlantic running back Allen David and stops the two-point conversion attempt in the first quarter of Thursday's Rotary Bowl win for the Blue Streaks. News-Sun photo by BETH BALDRIDG E Darius Mitchell-LaFlam drives through the lane Thursday in Avon Park's overtime loss to Haines City in the Bill Jarrett Tip-Off Classic. Sebring62Clewiston59 By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comAVON PARK The Devils e nded their pre-season jaunt with a 6 8-60 loss in overtime to Haines C ity on Thursday to close out the B ill Jarrett Tip-Off T ournament. It was a fast and fierce batt le from the start with Haines C ity getting on the board f irst and staying out in front o f the Devils until the last s econds of the fourth quarter. The Red Devil play, at t imes, was sluggish and flat a nd lead to the Avon Park netters g etting down by as many as 13 p oints, unable to keep pace with the H ornets'speed. The Devils pressed the outside g ame for most of the night, but w ere unable to connect and the usua lly consistent teamwork faltered as f lashy passes went awry several times after the defense had set the offense up with steals. But the team regrouped, dug in and began to chip away at the lead, getting to within striking distance in the waning moments. Then, with three seconds left on the clock, Avon Park's Alonzo Robertson powered inside for a score and tied the game at 58-58 to send the play into overtime. Robertson's consistent play garnered him 20 points for the evening followed closely by teammate Marcus Dewberry, who scored 18. Haines City answered the comeback by stepping up their play over the four minutes of the extra period, led by a Terrell Pritchett steal and break for two within the first 30 seconds of overtime play. Pritchett netted 16 points and, overall, the Hornets connected on 13 of their 14 free throw attempts on the night. Top scoring honors for the game went to Haines City's Deminque Washington, who topped out at 28 points overall. After Tuesday's easy win over Clewiston, the Devils got a quick and sobering reminder that it's a long road ahead in their quest to match last year's appearance in the Final Four. Aroad that continues Tuesday with a home game against county rival Sebring. Avon Park then has the rest of the week off for the Thanksgiving break before starting the district schedule with a visit from Tenoroc Tuesday, Nov. 30, a trip to Lake Placid Friday, Dec. 3 and a nonconference road trip to Punta Gorda to face the Charlotte Fightin' Tarpons Saturday, Dec. 4. Devils downed in OT Haines City68Avon Park60 Sebring33Atlantic20 Sebring storms to Rotary Bowl win See STREAKS, page 3B

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Deckers give thanksSEBRING Asincere thank you to all who golfed our third annual Doc Decker Memorial Golf Tournament. We appreciate the support and generosity from the community. We would also like to thank the prize contributors for their generous support. I'm sure Doc would have been very proud to see such kindness and support in his honor. Addie Decker and Family.Turkey Trot 5KSEBRING The 18th Annual Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk are set for Thanksgiving morning at 8 a.m. at Highlands Hammock State Park. Last year's holiday classic race drew a field of 548 finishers making it the largest race in the county. Entry fee is $15 for a cotton Tee-shirt or $20 for a dri-fit tee through November 15. After the early registration cutoff date, the fee is $20 with no guarantee of a shirt, so runners/walkers should pre-register. Checks made payable to Friends of Highlands Hammock and the signed form is available from cbrojek@comcast.net or jilw@embarqmail.com mailed to Jill Willingham, 4017 Westminster Road, Sebring, Florida 33875. Those with questions may call 863471-1160. Awards will be given in 15 five-year age divisions from 14-and-under through 80+. "We expect another large field and encourage early entry to help us with race preparation," said Willingham. Come join the fun and burn off a few calories prior to the annual holiday feast.Legends BanquetSEBRING Have you purchased your Legends of Motorsports banquet tickets yet? Join us as we celebrate the inaugural Legends of Motorsports season and honor category champions and other special award winners. The banquet will take place at The Four Points Sheraton Chateau Elan in Sebring, Saturday, Dec. 4. Cocktails begin at 6:30 p.m. with dinner and awards to follow at 7:15 p.m. Attire is business casual. Tickets may be purchased for $150.00 online through our website. Please contact Mandy DeWeese at mdeweese@legendsofmotorsports.com or by phone at 317.344.1881 if you have any questions. How to purchase banquet tickets online: 1. Visit www.legendsofmotorsports.com 2.Click on "Participants" on the left side of the page. 3.Click on "Entry Forms-Online Submission" 4.You will need to create a username and password if you don't currently have one. 5. Once logged in, choose "Register for an Event" 6.Select 2010-End-of-the-Year Banquet from the drop-down menu to complete and submit the form. 7. You will receive a confirmation once you are registered.Doty Memorial TourneySEBRING Play golf and help t he kids! The 19th annual Brad Doty Memori al Children's Christmas Golf Classic will be held Saturday, Dec. 4 at the Country Clu b of Sebring Format will be a four-man scramb le with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start. Entry fee is $60, which includes gree ns fee and cart, lunch, beverages on and o ff the course, raffle and door prizes, ran ge balls and lots of fun. Cohan Radio Group will provide t he Hole-in-One prize. The field will be flighted according to total team handicap. Hole sponsorship donations are ava ilable for $100. The tournament benefits the Children 's Services Foundation. They will be helping less fortuna te local children, who need the help of ot hers during the Christmas season an d throughout the year. For additional information call K ip Doty at 446-4008 or John Vickers at 38 23500.LP Tennis Car WashLAKE PLACID With low fun ds threatening to put a damper on the ir upcoming season, the Lake Placid tenn is teams are taking the task of raising mon ey into their own hands. The Green Dragons of the courts w ill be holding a car wash at Bank of Ameri ca Saturday, Dec. 11 from 8 a.m.-1 p.m ., where coffee and baked goods will also be available. Get your car cleaned up and help o ut these young athletes as they strive to he lp their own cause.SFCC Holiday Baseball CampAVON PARK The South Flori da Community College baseball progra m will be hosting a Youth Holiday Cam p Dec. 20-22 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m each day for children ages 6-14. Cost for the camp is $80 per perso n, with a $5 discount for families with mo re than one child participating. SFCC Head Coach Rick Hitt will ser ve as showcase director, with the help of assistant coach Andy Polk and Panth er players. The camp is designed to provide qua lity baseball instruction, with emphasis o n fundamentals and improvement in a ll areas of the game. Each day, campers will have the oppo rtunity to improve their skills and baseba ll knowledge. Players are to bring their own glov e, cap, bat and any individual baseball atti re to Panther Field at the SFCC campus in Avon Park. To register, go to www.southflorida.ed u and select the baseball site. Click on "baseball winter camps," th en print out Admissions Application an d Emergency Treatment forms. Mail the forms as indicated on t he application form or register by phone at one of the Panther Baseball lines at exte nsion 7036 Avon Park/Sebring: 45 36661; Lake Placid: 465-5300; Arcadi a: 494-7500; Wauchula: 773-2252. All camp participants will receive a camp T-shirt. AMERICAN CONFERENCEEast WLTPctPFPA N.Y. Jets720.778208150 New England720.778258214 Miami550.500172208 Buffalo180.111164245 South WLTPctPFPA Indianapolis630.667240185 Tennessee540.556241179 Jacksonville540.556196250 Houston450.444217257 North WLTPctPFPA Baltimore630.667196165 Pittsburgh630.667200162 Cleveland360.333172182 Cincinnati270.222184213 West WLTPctPFPA Oakland540.556235188 Kansas City540.556212194 San Diego450.444239197 Denver360.333203252NATIONAL CONFERENCEEast WLTPctPFPA Philadelphia630.667257209 N.Y. Giants630.667236193 Washington450.444183229 Dallas270.222194252 South WLTPctPFPA Atlanta720.778222175 New Orleans630.667201151 Tampa Bay630.667188206 Carolina180.111104215 North WLTPctPFPA Chicago730.667191146 Green Bay630.667221143 Minnesota360.333169195 Detroit270.222215202 West WLTPctPFPA Seattle540.556166199 St. Louis450.444160164 San Francisco360.333160198 Arizona360.333175261 ___ Thursday, Nov. 18 Chicago 16, Miami 0 Sunday, Nov. 21 Detroit at Dallas, 1 p.m. Oakland at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m. Washington at Tennessee, 1 p.m. Houston at N.Y. Jets, 1 p.m. Buffalo at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. Arizona at Kansas City, 1 p.m. Cleveland at Jacksonville, 1 p.m. Baltimore at Carolina, 1 p.m. Green Bay at Minnesota, 1 p.m. Atlanta at St. Louis, 4:05 p.m. Seattle at New Orleans, 4:05 p.m. Tampa Bay at San Francisco, 4:05 p.m. Indianapolis at New England, 4:15 p.m. N.Y. Giants at Philadelphia, 8:20 p.m. Monday, Nov. 22 Denver at San Diego, 8:30 p.m.EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLPctGB Boston93.750 New York58.385412New Jersey48.3335 Toronto49.308512Philadelphia310.231612Southeast Division WLPctGB Orlando83.727 Atlanta84.66712Miami84.66712Washington47.3644 Charlotte48.333412Central Division WLPctGB Chicago74.636 Indiana55.500112Cleveland56.4552 Milwaukee57.417212Detroit48.333312WESTERN CONFERENCESouthwest Division WLPctGB New Orleans101.909 San Antonio101.909 Dallas74.6363 Memphis49.3087 Houston39.250712Northwest Division WLPctGB Oklahoma City84.667 Portland85.61512Utah85.61512Denver66.5002 Minnesota410.2865 Pacific Division WLPctGB L.A. Lakers112.846 Golden State75.583312Phoenix66.500412Sacramento47.3646 L.A. Clippers112.07710 ___ Friday's Games Oklahoma City 89, Boston 84 Philadelphia 90, Milwaukee 79 Toronto 106, Houston 96 Washington 89, Memphis 86 Miami 95, Charlotte 87 L.A. Lakers 112, Minnesota 95 New Orleans 108, Cleveland 101 San Antonio 94, Utah 82 Chicago 88, Dallas 83 Sacramento 86, New Jersey 81 New York 125, Golden State 119 Saturday's Games Phoenix at Charlotte, late Orlando at Indiana, late Miami at Memphis, late Dallas at Atlanta, late Oklahoma City at Milwaukee, late Cleveland at San Antonio, late New Jersey at Denver, late Utah at Portland, late New York at L.A. Clippers, late Sunday's Games Boston at Toronto, 1 p.m. New Orleans at Sacramento, 6 p.m. Washington at Detroit, 6 p.m. Golden State at L.A. Lakers, 9:30 p.m.EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLOTPtsGFGA Philadelphia1262267049 Pittsburgh1182246657 N.Y. Rangers1091215857 New Jersey5122123462 N.Y. Islanders4113113962 Northeast Division WLOTPtsGFGA Montreal1261254939 Boston1151235131 Ottawa9101194965 Buffalo8103195766 Toronto783174352 Southeast Division WLOTPtsGFGA Washington1451297054 Tampa Bay1072226063 Carolina991196266 Atlanta893196369 Florida890164644WESTERN CONFERENCECentral Division WLOTPtsGFGA Detroit1232266144 St. Louis1053234949 Columbus1160225044 Chicago10102226466 Nashville863194548 Northwest Division WLOTPtsGFGA Vancouver1053235546 Colorado1171236857 Minnesota1062224442 Calgary8100165454 Edmonton4104124575 Pacific Division WLOTPtsGFGA Los Angeles1260245543 Phoenix955235457 Anaheim1093235565 San Jose954225549 Dallas1070205349 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. ___ Friday's Games Pittsburgh 5, Carolina 4, SO Phoenix 4, Edmonton 3, SO Minnesota 4, Detroit 3, OT Buffalo 4, Los Angeles 2 Atlanta 5, Washington 0 St. Louis 5, Ottawa 2 Colorado 5, N.Y. Rangers 1 Calgary 7, Chicago 2 Columbus 4, Anaheim 3 Saturday's Games Los Angeles at Boston, late Tampa Bay at Buffalo, late Toronto at Montreal, late Florida at N.Y. Islanders, late Philadelphia at Washington, late Nashville at Carolina, late New Jersey at St. Louis, late N.Y. Rangers at Minnesota, late Colorado at Dallas, late Chicago at Vancouver, late Columbus at San Jose, late Sunday's Games N.Y. Islanders at Atlanta, 5 p.m. Calgary at Detroit, 5 p.m. Edmonton at Anaheim, 8 p.m. Phoenix at Vancouver, 9 p.m.EASTERN CONFERENCESemifinals New York vs. San Jose San Jose 0, New York 1 New York 1, San Jose 3 Colorado vs. Columbus Colorado 1, Columbus 0 Columbus 2, Colorado 1 (Colorado advanced on penalties) Eastern Conference Championship Saturday, Nov. 13 Colorado 1, San Jose 0WESTERN CONFERENCESemifinals Dallas vs. Real Salt Lake Dallas 2, Real Salt Lake 1 Real Salt Lake 1, Dallas 1 Los Angeles vs. Seattle Seattle 0, Los Angeles 1 Los Angeles 2, Seattle 1 Western Conference Championship Sunday, Nov. 14 Dallas 3, Los Angeles 0MLS CUPSunday, Nov. 21 Colorado vs. Dallas at TorontoBASEBALLAmerican League BALTIMORE ORIOLESAssigned RHP Armando Gabino and INF Rhyne Hughes outright to Norfolk (IL). Selected contracts of LHP Zach Britton, INF Joe Mahoney and OF Matt Angle from Norfolk. BOSTON RED SOXSelected contracts of C Luis Esposito, RHP Stolmy Pimentel and INF Oscar Tejeda from Pawtucket (IL). CHICAGO WHITE SOXSelected contracts of RHP Anthony Carter and SS Eduardo Escobar from Birmingham (SL) and RHP Nate Jones from Winston-Salem (Carolina). CLEVELAND INDIANSSelected contracts of INF Jared Goedert, RHP Josh Judy, RHP Zach McAllister and RHP Corey Kluber from Columbus (IL) and LHP Nick Hagadome from Akron (EL). DETROIT TIGERSAgreed to terms with RHP Joaquin Benoit on three-year contract and RHP Alberto Alburquerque on one-year contract. Selected contracts of LHP Charlie Furbush and SS Cale Iorg from Toledo (IL) and RHP Lester Oliveros, RHP Jose Ortega, RHP Brayan Villarreal and LHP Duane Below from Erie (EL). Assigned LHP Fu-Te Ni outright to Toledo. KANSAS CITY ROYALSSelected contracts of LHP Everett Teaford, 1B Clint Robinson, OF David Lough and OF Derrick Robinson from Omaha (PCL). Designated RHP Bryan Bullington, RHP Gaby Hernandez, RHP Victor Marte and OF Jordan Parraz for assignment. NEW YORK YANKEESReleased RHP Jonathan Albaladejo. Named Larry Rothschild pitching coach. Selected contracts of RHP Dellin Betances from Trenton (EL) and INF Brandon Laird and RHP Ryan Pope from Scranton/WilkesBarre (IL). Acquired OF Cody Johnson from Atlanta for cash considerations. OAKLAND ATHLETICSSelected OF Michael Taylor, OF Corey Brown, INF Adrian Cardenas and INF Sean Doolittle from Sacramento (PCL) and RHP Trystan Magnuson from Midland (TL). SEATTLE MARINERSSelected contracts of RHP Michael Pineda, RHP Tom Wilhelmsen, RHP Josh Lueke, OF Johermyn Chavez, OF Carlos Peguero, INFAlex Liddi, RHP Maikel Cleto, RHP Cesar Jimenez, RHP Yoervis Medina and RHP Mauricio Robles. TEXAS RANGERSSelected contracts of RHP Fabio Castillo, RHP Wilmer Font, LHP Miguel De Los Santos and OF Engel Beltre from Oklahoma City (PCL). Agreed to terms with C Kevin Cash, OF Doug Deeds and INF Esteban German on minor league contracts. National League CHICAGO CUBSSelected the contracts of RHP Chris Archer, RHP Kyle Smit and OF Brandon Guyer from Tennessee (SL) and RhP Alberto Cabrera from Daytona (FSL). Sold the rights to the contract of INF Micah Hoffpauir to Nippon Ham (Japanese Pacific League). LOCALSCHEDULE SPORTSSNAPSHOTS THESCOREBOARD Lake Placid TUESDAY: Boys Basketball vs.Hardee,6/7:30 p.m. MONDAY,Nov.29: Boys Basketball vs.Sebring,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Basketball at Walker Memorial,6:30 p.m. TUESDAY,Nov.30: Girls Basketball vs.Sebring,6/7:30 p.m.; Boys Soccer vs.Fort Meade,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Soccer at Fort Meade,6/7:30 p.m. Sebring MONDAY: Boys Basketball at Haines City,6/7:30 p.m.; Boys Soccer vs.Okeechobee, 6/7:30 p.m. TUESDAY: Boys Basketball at Avon Park,6/7:30 p.m.; Boys Soccer vs.Haines City, 6/7:30 p.m. MONDAY,Nov.29: Boys Basketball at Lake Placid,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Basketball at Winter Haven,6/7:30 p.m.; Boys Soccer at Osceola,6/7:30 p.m. Heartland Christian MONDAY,Nov.29: JV Basketball vs.West Glades,4:30 p.m. TUESDAY,Nov.30: Boys Basketball at Orangewood Christian,5:30/7 p.m. THURSDAY,Dec.2: JV Basketball at City of Life,4:30 p.m. FRIDAY,Dec.3: Boys Basketball vs.Riverband Academy,7 p.m. Avon Park MONDAY: Girls Basketball vs.Lakeland,7 p.m. TUESDAY: Boys Basketball vs.Sebring,6/7:30 p.m. SATURDAY,Nov.27: Girls Basketball vs.Auburndale,6:30 p.m. MONDAY,Nov.29: Girls Basketball at Lake Wales,6/7:30 p.m. A A U U T T O O R R A A C C I I N N G G S SU U N N D D A A Y Y 1 1 0 0 a a . m m . NHRA Lucas Oil Sportsman Series . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 1 1 p p . m m . NASCAR Ford 400 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N NS S K K A A T T I I N N G G S SU U N N D D A A Y Y 2 2 p p . m m . ISU Grand Prix Cup of Russia . . . . . . . . N N B B C CC C O O L L L L E E G G E E B B A A S S K K E E T T B B A A L L L L S SU U N N D D A A Y Y 3 3 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Morehead State at Florida . . . . . . . . . . . . S S U U N N 5 5 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Puerto Rico Tournament Teams TBA . E E S S P P N N 2 2 7 7 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Puerto Rico Tournament Teams TBA . E E S S P P N N 2 2M MO O N N D D A A Y Y 3 3 p p . m m . Maui Connecticut vs. Wichita State . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 5 5 p p . m m . Maui Kentucky vs. Oklahoma . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 6 6 p p . m m . Paradise Jam Consolation Teams TBA . S S U U N N 7 7 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . O'Reilly Duke vs. Marquette . . . . . . . E E S S P P NN 2 2 8 8 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Paradise Jam Final Teams TBA . . . . . . 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Giants at Philadelphia . . . . . . . . . . . . N N B B C CM MO O N N D D A A Y Y 8 8 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Denver at San Diego . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N NG G O O L L F F S SU U N N D D A A Y Y 9 9 a a . m m . EuroPGA Hong Kong Open . . . . . . . . . G G O O L L F F 1 1 p p . m m . American Century Championship . . . . . G G O O L L F F 4 4 p p . m m . Asia Pacific Classic Malaysia . . . . . . . . . G G O O L L F F LIVESPORTSONTV NFL NBA Transactions MLS Playoffs NHL Page 2BNews-Sun Sunday, November 21, 2010www.newssun.co m The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN

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Sebring quarterback Matt Grubb's lateral pass to Jaquan Williams was relayed to Devin Clarke for a leaping 33yard touchdown reception. White's kick tied the score 14-all with no time remaining on the clock. After a scoreless third, Grubb's 1-yard touchdown on a quarterback sneak opened the fourth quarter. White's kick was good, and Sebring led 21-14. Then the game really got really exciting. Anthony Powell saved a Shark touchdown with a diving tackle and three minutes left in the game. Third and 8, Shark quarterback Alex Bell connected on a 21-yard pass to Adam Owens. First and goal with two minutes left and Jones dove into the end zone for a slim 21-20 Sebring lead. Atlantic went for the 2point conversion run, the same play the Sharks tried in the first half, Hamlin said. Devaris Faulk made the stop and Sebring hung on to its 21-20 lead with less than two minutes to go in the game. The Sharks attempted an on-side kick that went out of bounds, and Sebring took over on offense at midfield. With less than a minute to go, Sutton broke several tackles on a 36-yard touchdown run. The kick failed, and the Blue Streaks led 27-20 with 37 seconds left in the game. Senior Zac Morris, who had a hand in a wide margin of Sebring's defensive plays, intercepted an Atlantic pass and returned the ball 40-yards for a touchdown with 0 seconds on the clock for the final 33-20 Blue Streak victory. Fittingly, a Sebring defensive player was named Most Valuable Player as Morris earned the honor for the Blue Streaks. "It was my first pick and my first touchdown," Morris said. "It's amazing. "We just came out here to have fun, but losing isn't fun so we knew we had to step it up. We just came out flat. We knew we had to step it up mentally and make some tackles." Grubb finished the evening with nine completions in 19 tries for 97 yards and one interception. Williams'one toss was good for a 33-yard touchdown reception. Clarke gained 74 yards on six catches, Sutton, Faulk and Zack Bullock each made one reception for 11, 16 and 10 yards, respectively. Thompson had six carries for 27 yards, Grubb carried eight times for 27 yards, Faulk gained 11 yards on three carries, Sutton gained 70 yards on five carries and Clarke rushed six yards on two ca rries. Hamlin said the team's se nior class was special an d would be missed. "We've been through a l ot of ups and downs and a lot of tough situations, especial ly early on in their sophomo re year," Hamlin said. "We sta rted off 3-7 and they finish ed 16-5 the last two years. "They've gotten thin gs turned around and where i t's supposed to be. It's a gre at group of seniors both athle tically and as people and we' re really going to miss them." www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, November 21, 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. Tax & CartMonday thru Friday:8am … 1pm $22By 8, After 1 $18 Saturday & Sunday: $18 PUBLIC NOTICE All interested parties within Hardee, Highlands, and Okeechobee Counties are hereby advised that the Central Florida Regional Planning Council is applying to the Florida Department of Transportation for a capital grant under Section 5310 of the Federal Transit Act of 1991, as amended, for the purchase of two wheelchair accessible vehicles at an approximate cost of $42,000 per vehicle to replace vehicles currently used for the provision of public transit services within the three county area. A public hearing has been scheduled for December 8, 2010 at 9:30 a.m. at the Chain O Lakes Complex, Pool Room, 210 Cypress Gardens Boulevard West, Winter Haven, FL 33880. The Public Hearing will be held during the regular monthly meeting of the Central Florida Regional Planning Council. The public hearing is for the purpose of advising all interested parties of service being planned for if a grant is awarded, and to ensure that planned services would not represent a duplication of current or proposed services provided by existing transit or paratransit operators in the area. This hearing will be conducted if, and only if, a written request for the hearing is received by 4:00 p.m. on December 6, 2010. Requests for a hearing must be addressed to Marcia Staszko, Central Florida Regional Planning Council, 555 E. Church Street, Bartow, FL 33830 (863)534-7130, and a copy sent to Mr. Terry Beacham, Florida Department of Transportation, District One, P.O. Box 1249, Bartow, FL 33830-1249. Special to the News-SunSEBRING Legends of M otorsports, the Bobby R ahal signature event is c oming to Sebring I nternational Raceway D ecember 3-5. Bobby Rahal won S ebring in 1987 and the I ndy 500 in 1986. He credits Sebring to be h is greatest win ever. He is going to be the G rand Marshall for the S ebring Christmas Parade. On Thursday, Dec. 2, there will be a free to the public event downtown called Lunch with Legends in which Bobby will ride into town with several high-end vintage race cars. There will be food and music and it will allow everyone to get up close and personal with the drivers and cars. Sebring is the last race on the circuit for Bobby's event and promises to be the best with the largest field in the history of the series. Athree-day pass to the event is $45 and kids 12 and under get in free! Track touring will be available to the public for an additional cost. Contact Matthew Christian at Sebring International Raceway for more information, Rahal, Legends coming to Sebring Speedway Courtesy photo by KIM GAUGE R For his numerous pivotal defensive plays, Zac Morris was awarded the Most Valuable Player trophy after Sebring's win in the 25th Annual Rotary Bowl Thursday. By JENNAFRYER Associated PressHOMESTEAD Kevin H arvick said it. Alot of o ther people, maybe even s ome in NASCAR's front o ffice, are thinking it. Anybody but Jimmie. NASCAR has one of the t ightest championship r aces in its history going i nto Sunday's season finale a t Homestead-Miami S peedway, with Denny H amlin, Johnson and H arvick separated by only 4 6 points in the standings. Problem is, there aren't e nough people paying a ttention. While there are plenty of r easons why attendance a nd television ratings are d own for NASCAR w hich not so long ago b illed itself as the fastestg rowing sport in the count ry there are some who w ant to pin the sport's popu larity decline on J ohnson's dominant run of f our straight champio nships. Never mind that the e conomy tanked, sponsors hips became scarce and N ASCAR's traditionally b lue-collar fan base found i tself unable to pay the b ills, let alone travel to a r ace. Aseason-long downward s lide in television ratings h as everyone in the indust ry concerned, and not even a thrilling Chase for the S print Cup has helped. E SPN's ratings have been d own for all nine of the C hase races so far. "If we alienated some f ans over the last three y ears, for whatever reason .. they're not going to c ome back overnight," said v eteran driver Jeff Burton. When you lose people, t hey don't pick up the p aper one day and say, It i s a good points race, let's s tart watching again.'" Those not watching are m issing a title race that r ivals the epic 1992 strugg le between Alan K ulwicki, Davey Allison a nd Bill Elliott. Kulwicki t railed Allison by 30 points h eading into the finale, and w on the title by 10 over E lliott. Only one title race since h ad similar suspense, in 2 004, the debut year of the C hase format, when Kurt B usch edged Johnson by e ight points. Johnson lost to Tony S tewart the next year, but h e's owned the Chase syst em since. Of Johnson's 35 v ictories over the past four s easons, 14 wins came in C hase races. Except for 2 007, when he and H endrick Motorsports t eammate Jeff Gordon raced down to the wire, he's had the championship well in hand long before the season finale. So Harvick was only slightly kidding when he said last month, while sitting next to Johnson, that NASCAR needs a new champion. He reiterated the sentiment Friday, and said the fan reaction to this threeman title race "has been something we haven't seen in several years. "As a driver, as a fan of the sport, it's been something that's fun to see and exciting to see," Harvick said. "You see a lot of fans talk about not being interested in racing over the past couple of years and all of a sudden they're popping up on Twitter, they're popping up on your website, they're calling the shop, and those are the people that we need back interested in the sport. "I vote for somebody else to win. Jimmie's a friend and I think that they've had a great run and done a great job, but there's nothing more that anybody else wants to do, and that's beat them right now." Johnson, irked for so many years at being labeled a vanilla corporate spokesman, finally learned to accept the negative characterizations that go with being the champ. His dominance has allowed to him let his guard down, and those in the industry know the California native lives by a "work hard, play hard," code. Not convinced? Last year, the car service sent to take him to the airport the morning after his record-setting fourth title found the driver asleep on the curb outside his hotel. He later admitted on live television he was struggling through a hangover, earning raves not for his on-track feat, but at his ability to weather a full schedule of media commitments with such aplomb. So, maybe unsurprisingly, he just shrugs when people want to blame him for NASCAR's decline. "I don't care what people have to say. I just care about how our team performs and what we do," Johnson said. "We certainly have our issues and it is what it is and there are so many ideas of what it might be that I can't sit here and say it's because of me. If we're trying to blame someone, we can pick someone. I can be that guy if everybody wants me to be that guy. "But I think the problem was there before I came." NASCAR's done its best over the last 15 months to lure fans back through a series of on and off track adjustments. Among them were universal start times, the return of the traditional spoiler to the race cars, and a loosened governing policy this season that's encouraged a show of personality through a "Boys, have at it," mentality. It hasn't mattered, though, as ESPN's ratings for the eight Chase races it aired one was on ABC are down 24.7 percent this season. The entire season, which is shared by Fox, TNT, ABC and ESPN, is down approximately 9 percent. NASCAR chairman Brian France believes a portion of the ratings decline can be blamed on shifting a bulk of races to ESPN this year. Last season, ABC aired 11 of the 17 races it owns while ESPN had six. This year, ESPN took 14 of the 17, including nine of the 10 Chase races. "We took ourselves out of some more homes by doing that," France said. "We did some things to try to help in one area that might have had an effect in another." Julie Sobieski, ESPN vice president of programming and acquisitions, said a variety of factors contributed to the decline in ratings, and NASCAR's drop is on par with the NFL's increase this season. "The NFLhas been up about the same amount that we've been down in these windows, they are up a full rating point and we're down about .9," she said. "We're looking at everything and obviously want ratings to be going up and everything to be climbing. But we've got the best competition coming down this weekend, that's all we can ask for. "I really feel like if people aren't watching it, they are just missing it." With tight NASCAR race, some hope for a new champ As a driver, as a fan of the sport, it's been something that's fun to see and exciting to see.'KEVINHARVICK NASCARdriver NEWS-SUN€ 385-6155 Continued from 1B Streaks roar back from early deficit Get the paper delivered to you! 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By KATE ROWLAND Special to the News-SunSEBRING Lake Wales m oved around the pitch b etween Blue Streak defende rs seemingly at will in the f irst half of Friday's girls s occer match at Firemen's F ield, and built a 5-0 lead at t he end of the first half. "They scored a goal in the f irst minute and it went d ownhill from there," said f irst-year Sebring coach Paul B rown. "We got a bad start. W e weren't marking their p layers and they're a good t eam." The Blue Streaks (1-4-0) g ave themselves a good shaki ng up during halftime and h ad a more physical presence i n the second half, holding t he dangerous Highlander o ffense to one goal in the f inal 40 minutes of play. The young Blue Streak t eam, with just three seniors l eading the squad, took two l osses in away games to b egin the season, a 3-1 loss to R idge Community High S chool and a mercy-ruled 8-0 l oss on Winter Haven's home p itch. Sebring scored its first g oal in a 4-1 home loss to O sceola High School. Senior N ina Mercure's goal gave the B lue Streaks a much-needed b oost, and the team went on t o defeat Mulberry 4-0 on the r oad after a 4-1 road loss to P oinciana. The fact that the Blue S treaks are fielding a young t eam this year may be partly r esponsible for the team's s low start, Brown said. "I don't know if we're too e xcited when we kick off," he s aid. "They seem to chase the b all rather than play it. The g irls are looking at the ball i nstead of where their teamm ates are, and it creates some space for the opposition." Sebring was able to work in some offense of its own in the first half with three straight corner kicks, but were unable to beat a tough Lake Wales goalkeeper. The Highlanders took advantage of their opportunities and added two additional goals in the final three minutes for a 5-0 lead at halftime. Brown said the team had a talk during the break, and he made some positioning changes, and that seemed to help the team play better in the second half. "We had a little chat at halftime and sorted things out," Brown said. "We decided to play a little bit tighter and we had a good second half. We put some pressure on them." Putting Blue Streak junior McKenzie Hargaden in the back field may have helped the Sebring defense, Hargaden said, even though she didn't have any experience in the position. "It's the first time I've ever played defense," she said. "You don't get to shoot, but I liked it. Being down five goals gave us some motivation, and we got our heads together in the second half and decided to play better. "I think we'll do decently the rest of the year better than last year, definitely. We need to start passing better and communicating more." Goalkeeper Meghan Williams faced a lot of shots but kept the score at 5-0 in the first half. Lake Wales scored its sixth and final goal on a penalty kick. "Meghan played well in goal," Brown said. "Down by five goals at halftime, we could have buckled, but we fought back. I'm proud of the girls. Now we just have to stick with it. "We'll have a couple of practices next week and see how it goes. We'll be OK. We'll be ready for districts." The news wasn't much better for the Sebring boys as they fell at Ridge 2-0 Thursday. The Lake Placid girls took their first loss of the season, surrendering their first goals, in a 3-0 loss at McKeel Thursday while the Green Dragon boys were able to eke out a 1-1 tie with McKeel at home. The Sebring boys are in action with home games Monday and Tuesday against Okeechobee and Haines City, respectively, while all other teams have the week off for the Thanksgiving break before continuing their schedules. 51-48 game. After another defensive stop, Taylor followed a miss inside and after a Josh Heflin rejection, Solebello split a pair at the line to tie things up with 1:45 left to play. From there, both teams missed opportunities from the charity stripe and Sebring dodged a bullet when Solebello blocked a couple Darrius Redd attempts in the paint. And so it went into overtime with the Tigers suddenly hot at the free throw line, hitting four-of-four in the early going. Solebello hit one of two and came up with a steal that lead to a Cannon lay-up before Juwan Byrd split a pair for a 56-54 Clewiston lead. Solebello and Byrd then traded baskets, but St. Luis dished inside to Josh Austin for a score to tie it at 58-58. Austin then came up with a short jumper to give Sebring it's first lead of the night. Alead it would hold as Ricky Rivera and St. Luis each hit a free throw down the stretch for the 62-59 win. "I'm really proud them," head coach Princeton Harris said afterward. "Especially some of the younger kids who really stepped up and played. "We got down big early, but we told them to keep fighting, it's not over until the bell sounds," he continued. "With my other players coming back next week, I'll be moving some people around, but they really made my decisions a lot harder." Taylor lead the Blue Streak scoring with 17, while Solebello added 12. Lake Placid's Green Dragons seemed to be meshing a lot more with a game and more practice under their belt as they cruised to a 6037 win over North Port in Thursday's opening game. Andre Wilson lead the team in scoring with 16 and got help from Devontra Fleming's 12 and Brody Carr's 11. "They didn't come with their main team," head coach David Veley said of the powerhouse Bobcat squad that thumped Sebring 57-26 Tuesday. "So it wasn't as impressive as it might look, but a win is a win and we'll take it." Awin and that much more experience to get the team moving forward as it gets the regular season started Tuesday at home against Hardee. Sebring hits the road Monday to get its'season underway at Haines Ci ty before returning to Avon Pa rk Tuesday to face the R ed Devils. Page 4BNews-SunSunday, November 21, 2010www.newssun.com Some Risks Are Worth Taking. Your Health Isnt One of Them. Medicare and almost all insurance accepted First, 32 people die every day of skin cancer in the USA. Second, most skin cancer deaths are preventable. Therefore, forgiveness is the chance to prevent skin cancer with a Dermatology skin exam. Therefore, forgiveness is the Lord offering you free will to not be a statistic. SAVE YOUR OWN LIFE. OR LET US DO IT FOR YOU.Darrin A. Rotman, M. D. Julie L. Iellimo, P. A. C. Jennifer A. Wolf, P. A. C.863-386-0786Darrin A. Rotman, M.D. American Golf Cart2833 Hwy 27 S. € Avon Park453-CART (2278) News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHN E Josh Heflin lofts this floater in the lane during Sebring's overtime, comeback win over Clewiston Thursday night. Continued from 1B Streaks win in OT Lake Placid60North Port37 They really made my decisions a lot harder.'PRINCETONHARRIS Sebring head coach News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Mariana Becker fends off this Lake Wales defender for control of the ball Friday night, though the Lady Highlanders got the better of the Streaks with a 6-0 win at Firemen's Field. Down nights for area soccer The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN

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Special to the News-SunSEBRING Carmike Cinemas Inc. has announced that it is proud to be joining the Emerging Pictures network of cinemas. Carmike Cinemas and Emerging Pictures is proud to present "Die Walkure" Wagner's masterpiece broadcast live from Milan with an allstar cast, at 11 a.m. on Dec. 7 with an encore presentation at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 15 at Lakeshore Cinema 8. With over 60 venues across the country and over 180 venues internationally, Emerging Pictures represents a union of independent film distribution and the latest digital technology. This partnership will make available a wide range of digital content previously unseen in the Sebring area. Independent and international films, documentaries, in addition to specialized content such as operas, ballets, concerts, live theater, film festivals and more will all presented in crystal-clear high-definition and surround sound. This partnership offers a rare opportunity to screen stunning HD presentations of operas from the world over, including the Teatro alla Scala in Milan, Italy, the world's most renowned opera house. The Opera in Cinema series features productions of operatic masterpieces such as "Aida" and "La Traviata," starring internationally celebrated singers such as Pl‡cido Domingo, Anna Netrebko, Jonas Kaufmann, Angela Gheorghiu, Juan Diego Fl—rez, RenŽ Pape, and Ben Heppner. Tickets can be purchased online at www.carmike.com, www.fandango.com or at the box office, located at the Lakeshore Mall at 901 US 27 North. Other shows include "The Nutcracker" by The Bolshoi Ballet live from the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow on Dec. 19, live ballet from the Royal ballet in London on Jan. 19, 2011 and live opera from the Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona, Spain on April 19. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, November 21, 2010Page 5B Restaurant & Coffee ShopSebring Square382-2333Mon-Sat 6:30am-2pm Sunday 7am-2pmThis week onlyDAILY BREAKFASTSPECIAL ONLY$3002 eggs, ham, home fries or grits and toast! with purchase of coffee, tea or soda. Reg. Price $599NEW ONLY$325Chipped Beef & Gravy over toast! The Best Part of Waking Up is Folgers coffee at Dots! Bottomless Cup $159 Custom DesignerVALUE VERTICAL BLINDS72x80" $115.99Select Styles. Installation not included. LIFETIME TRACK WARRANTY Custom Exact Fit2" HORIZONTAL BLINDS$3.99 … $5.49 Square Foot (4 sq. ft. minimum)Available in White, Off-White & Wood Tones Family owned & operated since 1978 FREEIn-Home Estimates! Fall Fall i nto Savings Savings ARTS& LEISURE Lakeshore Cinema 8 to show live ballet and opera Courtesy photoDie Walkure' will be broadcast live from Milan with an allstar cast at 11 a.m. on Dec. 7 with an encore presentation at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 15 at Lakeshore Cinema 8. Courtesy pho to Local photographers will be featured at Lake Placid Art League's Exhibit from 1-4 p.m. today. This is the first third Sunday Open House of the season at the Art and Cultural Center at 127 Dal Hall Blvd. The public is invited to enjoy the pictures shown by their friends and neighbors. Light refreshments will be served. Photography show today in LP Special to the News-SunSEBRING "Broadway Here We Come!" is coming to Highlands Little Theatre this February. If you are interested in being a part of this variety show featuring young performers and are between the ages of 8-18 come down for auditions at 6 p.m. on Nov. 30. This show includes songs from Broadway and Disney favorites such as "High School Musical 2", "Oliver", "Annie","Camp Rock", "Wicked", "Spring Awakening", "The Lion King", "13 the musical ", "Aladdin" and "Hairspray ." If you are interested in a solo, please come prepar ed to sing a part of yo ur favorite song a capella, li ke American Idol auditions o n Nov. 30. But don't worry, if you don't like to sing yo u can also audition for a dance solo, monologues, a part in a skit, or for a pa rt as a narrator. For more information or if you are unable to ma ke auditions and would st ill like to be a part of the sho w please contact Heath er Lemos at 446-1987. Young performers wanted for HLT show Special to the News-SunLAKE PLACID The Caladium Arts and Crafts Cooperative is excited to announce that Suellen Robinson will be teaching a class in oil painting for ages 12-17. The class begins Dec. 2 and will be from 3:30-6 p.m. The cooperative is located at 132 E. Interlake Blvd. in Lake Placid. Students will need to bring a 16-b y20-inch stretched canvas to paint on. All other suppli es are furnished. The fee f or these classes are $13 f or members and $14 for no nmembers. Call the Caladium Ar ts and Crafts Cooperative at 699-5940 or visit the we bsite www.caladiumarts.o rg for further information. N o experience is needed. Youth oil painting classes set Special to the News-SunAVON PARK As the n ation remembers the 47th a nniversary of the assassin ation of President John F. K ennedy, one of the most f amous and emotional p ortraits of the Kennedy f amily can be viewed at S outh Florida Community C ollege. The John F. Kennedy M emorial Portrait was p ainted by Ronald Keyes i n Tucson, Ariz. following t he assassination of P resident Kennedy on N ov. 22, 1963. The port rait has been displayed a round the United States i ncluding two democratic n ational conventions and i n the Library of C ongress. It has also been r eproduced and distribu ted across Europe. Keyes had close ties to t he Kennedy family prior t o painting the portrait. He w as a teacher at the base o f the United Nations and t aught art to many dignit aries, including J acqueline Kennedy. When Ron painted this p ortrait, he didn'stop until h e finished it," said his w ife, Lori Keyes. "It was h is way of dealing with t he tragedy." Although the Kennedy f amily requested that K eyes donate the painting t o the John F. Kennedy P residential Library, he i nstead donated it to South F lorida Community C ollege in 1997. "John's brother, Bobby K ennedy, even said the p ortrait was the best liken ess of John he had ever s een, but Ron loved S ebring and wanted to k eep it in the area," said L ori Keyes. Ronald Keyes died in M ay. He was involved in t he Sebring art community a nd helped create the M ain Circle Gallery and S chool of Art. The portrait i s a part of the M cDearman Collection of a rt at SFCC, and can be v iewed on the first floor of t he SFCC Tutoring and L earning Center, H ighlands Campus. For more information, c ontact Cathy Futral, S FCC art professor, at 7 84-7195. JFK Memorial Portrait on display at SFCC Courtesy photo T he John F. Kennedy Memorial Portrait can be seen at South Florida Community College. Courtesy photo Tanglewood residents Suzanne Schilffarth (Hattie), Dollie Maleszyk (Amy Lee) and Theresa Reynolds (Elizabeth), stars of the James McLure play Laundry & Bourbon, are preparing for their Dec. 8-10 performances in the Tanglewood Clubhouse.The Tanglewood Actors Guild is proud to present Laundry & Bourbon plus its companion play, Lone Star, starring Darwin Liverance, Phil Pluta andBill Rulli, as well as a home cooked meal, all for $12.50. Reserved seats may be purchased at the Tanglewood Clubhouse (Hwy 27 a half mile north of Wal-Mart, across from Dennys) Mondays from 9:30-10 a.m. and Thursdays from 3-4 p.m. Tickets can be ordered by calling 382-9507. Tanglewood actors ready to take stage Classified ads get results! Call 385-6155

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Page 8BNews-SunSunday, November 21, 2010www.newssun.com Places to Worship is a paid advertisement in the News-Sunthat is published Friday and Sunday. To find out more information on how to place a listing in this directory, call the NewsSunat 385-6155, ext. 502. APOSTOLIC Greater Faith Apostolic Church, 24 Rainer Drive, Lake Placid, FL33852. invites you to come worship with us in spirit and truth at 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sunday, and at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. For information contact 840-0152. Pastor Larry Carmody. ASSEMBLY OF GOD Christ Fellowship Church (Assembly of God), 2935 New Life Way. Bearing His Name; Preaching His Doctrine; and Awaiting His Coming. "Worshiping God in Spirit and in Truth." Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10 a.m.; Evening Worship, 5 p.m. Wednesday: Worship, 7 p.m. Pastor Eugene Haas. Phone 4710924. Crossroads Community Church 114 South Central Ave., Avon Park, FL33825. Phone: 4534453. Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday Children's Church: 10:45 a.m. Wednesday Adult Bible Study and Youth/Royal Explorers, 7 p.m. Pastor: John E. Dumas. First Assembly of God, 4301 Kenilworth Blvd., Sebring. The Rev. Wilmont McCrary, pastor. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship and KIDS Church, 11 a.m.; Evening Worship, 7 p.m. Wednesday Family Night, (Adult Bible Study), LIFE Youth Group, Royal Rangers, Missionettes, 7:30 p.m. Phone 385-6431. BAPTIST Avon Park Lakes Baptist Church, 2600 N. Highlands Blvd., AvonPark, FL33825. George Hall, Pastor. Christ centered and biblically based. Sunday worship services, 8:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nursery facilities are available. Bible studies at 9:45 a.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Wednesday. Prayer Time 6 p.m. on Wednesday. Bible classes at 9:45 a.m. are centered for all ages. Choir practice at 5 p.m. Sunday. Church phone: 452-6556. Bethany Baptist Church (GARBC) We are located at the corner of SR17 and C-17A(truck route) in Avon Park. Join us Sunday morning at 9:00 AM for coffee and doughnuts, followed with Sunday School for all ages at 9:30. Sunday morning worship service begins at 10:30 a.m., andevening worship service is at 6 p.m.On Wednesdays, the Word of Life teen ministry and the Catylist class (20's+) begin at 6:30 PM. The adult Bible and Prayer Time begins at 7 p.m. For more information go to www.bethanybaptistap.com or call the church office at 863-452-1136. Faith Missionary Baptist Church, off State Road 17 North of Sebring at 1708 LaGrange Ave. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday Service, 7 p.m. Deaf interpretation available. Ken Lambert, Pastor. Phone 386-5055. Fellowship Baptist Church, 1000 Maxwell St., AvonPark, FL 33825. Sunday: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday: Evening Service, 7 p.m.; Children/Youth, 7 p.m. Telephone: 453-4256. Fax: 453-6986. E-mail: office@apfellow ship.org; Web site,www.apfellow ship.org. First Baptist Church ofAvon Park 100 N. Lake Ave., Avon Park. 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. JosŽ Gonz‡lez, V.F., Pastor. Masses Saturday Vigil: 4 p.m. Sunday: 8 and 10:30 a.m. and noon Spanish Mass. Daily Masses 8 a.m. and noon MondayFriday; 9 a.m. Saturday. Confessions: 3-3:45 p.m. Saturdays, 7:15-7:45 a.m. first Friday, or by appointment. Enrollment for Catholic School grades K3 through 5 not being accepted. St. James Catholic Church, 3380 Placidview Drive, Lake Placid, 465-3215. Father Michael J. Cannon. Mass schedule: Summer (May 1 to Oct. 31) Saturday Vigil, 4 p.m.; Sunday 8 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.; Weekdays, 9 a.m. December thru Easter Saturday, 4 p.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.; Weekdays 9 a.m.; and Holy Days 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., first Saturday at 9 a.m. CHRISTIAN Eastside Christian Church, 101 Peace Ave., Lake Placid, FL 33852 (two miles east of U.S. 27 on County Road 621), 465-7065. Ray Culpepper, senior pastor. Sunday: Bible classes, 9 a.m.; Worship Celebration with the Lord's Supper each week 10:15 a.m. Thelma Hall, organist; and Pat Hjort, pianist. Wednesday: Praise and Prayer, 6:30 p.m.; "Building God's Kingdom for Everyone." "Jesus Christ, the Way, Truth and Life!" "Alive and Worth the Drive!" Sebring Christian Church, 4514 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872. Tod Schwingel, Preacher; 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 What can leap 15 feet and r un 35 miles per hour? What i s secretive, disappearing r apidly and requires lots of s pace? What is tan and w eighs between 80 and 130 p ounds? What is Florida's s tate animal? What used to l ive throughout the S outheastern United States b ut now only exists in South F lorida? Here's a hint: Less than 1 00 remain and they are on t he critically endangered list. H ave you guessed the critt er? The Florida panther ( Puma concolor coryi) fits t his description and they n eed our help. It is estimated than only 8 0 to 100 Florida panthers e xist today. Once, these magnificent c reatures inhabited not only F lorida, but South Carolina, G eorgia, Mississippi, L ouisiana, Arkansas, A labama, Tennessee and p ossibly even Texas. Today, t he Florida panther is r estricted to less than 5 perc ent of its historic range. Adult male panthers have t erritories of up to 200 s quare miles. Because of h abitat destruction and d egradation, fragmentation o f natural land and vehicle s trikes, the panther doesn't stand much of a chance these days. In addition, many people are very intolerant of these graceful animals and feel they are a nuisance. panther territory is related to availability of prey. Because they require so much area to hunt, reproduce, and socialize, human development in panther territories reduces the chances of their future survival. The beautiful cat is tan, often darker along the center of the back with a creamy white underside. Their ears, muzzle and tail tip are tinged with black. The male averages around 130 pounds and is generally from 6 to 8 feet in length including the tail. They stand about 2 12 feet tall and their front paw width is usually larger than 2 inches. They are fully mature at three years and can live for 10 years providing they reach adulthood. The female averages 80 pounds and measures 5-7 feet. Alittle bit shorter in height than the male and not requiring quite as much territory, females mature at 1 12 years old. Panthers breed all year round. The male's territory generally overlaps with the females. Each breeding unit consists of 1 male and 2 to 5 females. Unfortunately, because of the small population of these graceful cats, inbreeding problems occur. Females usually den in the spring and make their nests in palmetto thickets. They are pregnant for about three months and may have one to three kittens. When born, the babies weigh 4-8 ounces. They stay with mom in the den for two months. Once they are ready to venture out of the den, they are not ready to completely leave home and be fully independent until they are 1 12 years old. Panthers live in many types of habitats. Marsh, hardwood hammock, dry forest and wetlands are all included in their territories. They prefer dry areas, but have been know to cross over watery areas when they need to. Their favorite type of community is the pine flatwood, which is a slash pine overstory with a saw palmetto understory. panthers use the palmettos as cover to hunt prey as well as areas to build their dens. They dine on white-tailed deer, feral hogs, armadillos, raccoons, birds and small alligators. They are usually most active from dawn to dusk and prefer to rest during the heat of the day. They use the ambush method to hunt. Once prey is found, they remain hidden and very quiet while slowly stalking the desired prey. Because cats have a small heart in relation to their body size, they are sprinters not long-distance runners. They use their sight, sense of smell and hearing while on the hunt. Since they hunt mostly at night, a membrane at the back of the eye reflects light for excellent night vision. Unlike domestic cat's elliptical shaped pupils, panthers'are round. They also use olfactory senses to seek prey and find females when they are ready to breed. Their ears are shaped to collect sound and they hear higher frequencies than humans. Florida panthers are usually solitary animals that communicate through sense of smell. When these creatures rub against an object, chemicals from the scent glands on their cheeks are released. When raking its claws into a tree, scent from the feet is released. Or as with most cats, it will leave urine or feces to communicate. As far as sounds, panthers can purr, mew, chirp, whistle, hiss, growl and scream, but they do not roar. Though many folks don't have much tolerance for the Florida panther, these cats have never attacked a human. Unfortunately, because of lack of natural prey, they have been known to go after livestock and pets. The Florida panther was placed on the Endangered Species List in 1967 and st ill remains on the list. These beautiful creature s are depending on us to ensure their survival. Corine Burgess is an Environmental Specialist for the Parks & Natural Resources Department assisting the Highlands Soil and Water Conservation District. (www.highlandsswcd.org). The Florida panther needs our help Courtesy pho to The Florida Panther was placed on the Endangered Species List in 1967 and still remains on the list. These beautiful creatures are depending on us to ensure their survival. News From The Watershed Corine Burgess

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www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, November 21, 2010Page 9B EPISCOPAL The Episcopal Church of the R edeemer .Service time is 9:30 w ith Holy Communion. Coffee hour f ollowing services. Newcomers w elcome. Call 453-5664 or e-mail r edeemer1895@aol.com Web site: r edeemeravon.com. The church is a t 839 Howe's Way, Avon Park ( two miles north of Sun 'N Lake B oulevard, across from Wells D odge.) St. Agnes Episcopal Church 3 840 Lakeview Drive, Sebring, FL 3 3870. Sunday Services: Holy E ucharist Rite I 7:45 a.m., Holy E ucharist Rite II 10 a.m. Midweek s ervice on Wednesday at 6 p.m. S unday School for all ages at 9 a .m. The nursery is open 8:45 a.m. u ntil 15 minutes after the 10 a.m. s ervice ends. Wednesday: Adult B ible study, 9:30 a.m. Visitors are a lways welcome. The Rev. Jim K urtz, rector. Church office 3857 649, for more information. St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal C hurch, 43 Lake June Road, Lake P lacid, FL33852. Phone: 4650 051. Rev. Elizabeth L. Myers, R ector. Sunday Worship, 8 a.m., 1 0:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesday e vening: Holy Communion with H ealing Service, 6:15 p.m. Child c are available at the 8 a.m. and 1 0:30 a.m. Sunday service. Come s ee what makes us different. GRACE BRETHREN Grace Brethren Church, 3626 T hunderbird Road, (863) 8350 869. Dr. Randall Smith, senior p astor. Sunday services at 9 a.m., 1 0:45 a.m. and 6 p.m.; Wednesday s ervices at 7 p.m. We offer "Kid C ity" Children's Ministry throughout a ll services, and there are variosu o ther classes for teens, married c ouples, "prime-timers," and Bible s tudies in Spanish. "Kid City" Day C are, Preschool and After-School M onday-Friday: 7 a.m.-6 p.m. (For r egistration call: 385-3111). Check u s out on the Web atwww.sebringg race.org. INTERDENOMINATIONAL World Harvest and Restoration M inistries, (non-denominational) 2 200 N. Avon Blvd., AvonPark, FL 3 3825. Phone: 452-9777 or 4533 771. Sunday service: Sunday S chool, 10 a.m. and worship, 11 a .m. Wednesday services: 7 p.m. p rayer meeting/Bible study. Pastor: W .H. Rogers. JEWISH Temple Israel of Highlands C ounty, 382-7744. Rabbi Lorraine R udenberg; www.templeisr aelofhcfl.org.Temple Israel is a R eform Temple that promotes the e nduring and fundamental princip les of Judaism. Through prayer, s tudy and friendship we strive to e nrich our lives and insure Jewish c ontinuity in Highlands County. F riday Evening Erev Shabbat S ervice, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday M orning Shabbat Minyon Service, 9 :30 a.m.; Saturday Morning Torah S tudy, 10:30 a.m.; Saturday A fternoon Shabbat Study, 3:30 p .m.; Havdallah, 5 p.m. On the foll owing dates: Oct. 1-2, Simchat T orah; Oct. 14-15, Oct. 29-30, Nov. 1 2-13, Nov. 26-27, Dec. 10-11, D ec. 24-25, Jan. 7-8, Jan. 21-22, F eb. 4-5, Feb. 18-19. Every T hursday will be Hebrew and Bible c lasses with Howard Salles, 12:304 :30 p.m. LUTHERAN Atonement Lutheran Church (ELCA), 1178 S.E. Lakeview Drive., Sebring. David Thoresen, Deacon, Spiritual Leader. Jim Helwig, organist/choir director. Worship service at 9:30 a.m.; Holy Eucharist is every Sunday. Coffee hour on the first and third Sunday of each month. Council meeting on the first Monday of month; Ladies Group WELCAmeets at noon second Monday of month with lunch. Bring a dish to pass. Church Vegetable Garden Club meets as needed. Labyrinth Prayer Garden open seven days a week to congretation and community. Like to sing? Come join the choir. Visitors always welcome. Come grow with us. Phone 385-0797. Christ Lutheran Church Avon Park, 1320 County Road 64, 1/2 mile east of Avon Park High School. Sunday Divine Worship is at 10 a.m. Holy Communion is celebrated every week with traditional Lutheran Liturgy, hymns and songs of praise. Fellowship time with coffee and refreshments follows worship. Come worship and fellowship with us. For information call Pastor Scott McLean at 471-2663 or seechristlutheranavonpark.org. Faith Lutheran Church LCMS, 2740Lakeview Drive, Sebring. Church phone: 385-7848, Faith Child Development Center, 385-3232. Gary Kindle, Pastor; Lea Ann Curry, Parish Nurse. Worship services: 8 a.m. Sunday; Sunday school for children and adult Bible classes is 9:15 a.m.; and Praise worship service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Communion is served the first and third and fifth Sunday of the month. Sunday worship service is broadcast on WITS 1340 AM at 8 a.m. each Sunday. Educational opportunities include weekly adult Bible studies. Faith's Closet Thrift Store (385-2782) is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. All are warmly welcome in the Family of Faith. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (AALC) American Association of Lutheran Churches, 4348 Schumacher Road, Sebring, one mile west of Wal-Mart. James Weed, pastor. Worship Service, 9 a.m. Sunday. Bible Study, 11 a.m. Nursery provided. Social activities: Choir, Missions, Evangelism. Phone 3851163. New Life Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3725 Hammock Road, a Congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod (ELS) in fellowship with the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS). Sunday Worship at 10 a.m.; Bible Study, 9 a.m. For more information, call Pastor Brian Klebig at 385-2293 or visit the Web site at www.newlife sebring.com. ResurrectionLutheran Church ELCA 324 E. Main St., Avon Park. Pastor: Rev. John C. Grodzinski. 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: American Sign Language: First Worship sermon, songs signed first and second Worship services. First Worship service, 9 a.m.; Second Worship service, 10:45 a.m. Nursery (up to 2 years old) and Sunday school classes both hours. BFC Youth, 6 p.m.; Evening Service, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday: Children, ages 4 years to fifth grade, 6 p.m.; Youth, 6-7:30 p.m.; Prayer time, 6:15 p.m. Todd Patterson, pastor; Andy McQuaid, associate pastor. Church office 385-1024. Calvary Church, 1825 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872; 386-4900. An independent community church. Sunday morning worship, 10 a.m.; Bible study, 11:15 a.m.; Sunday evening worship, 6 p.m. Youth group meets at 5 p.m. Friday. Pastor Lester Osbeck. Asmall friendly church waiting for your visit. Christian Training Ministries Inc., on Sebring Parkway. Enter off County Road 17 on Simpson Avenue. Sunday service is at 10 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m. Anursery and children's church are provided. The church is part of Christian International Ministries Network, a full gospel, non-denominational ministry. Linda M. Downing, minister: Phone, 3149195, lindadowning@live.com.Casey L. Downing, associate minister: Phone, 385-8171, caseydown ing@hotmail.com. Web site is www.christiantrainingministries.net Grace Bible Church, 4541 Thunderbird Road, (second church on left) Sebring, FL33872. Phone, 382-1085. Andrew Katsanis, senior pastor. Saturday Worship, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, 9 and 11 a.m. Tuesday 6 p.m. Grace Bible Academy Adult Investigating Truth; first and third Tuesday, Prayer Gathering, 7:15 p.m.; Wednesday, Children's & Youth Programs, 6 p.m.; Wednesday, 8:30 p.m., College Ministry.www.GBCconnected.org Highlands Community Church a casual contemporary church, meets at 3005 New Life Way. Coffee at 9:30 a.m.; Worship at 10 a.m. Nursery and Kid's World classes. Small groups meet throughout the week. Church phone is 402-1684; Pastor Bruce A. Linhart. Union Congregational Church 106 N. Butler Ave., Avon Park, FL 33825. Sunday worship services are at 7:45 a.m. (informal), 9:15 a.m. (traditional) and 10:45 a.m. (contemporary) in the main sanctuary. Sunday school for all ages is at 9:15 a.m. We also offer Wednesday and Saturday services at 6;15 a.m. and 6 p.m., respectively. Nursery/child care is available for all services. Senior Pastor is Bill Breylinger. Office: 453-3345. Web page at www.weareunion.org. All teachings are taken from the Manufacturer's Handbook The Holy Bible. Come join us. Unity Life Enrichment Centre, new location, 10417 Orange Blossom Blvd. S., Sebring, FL 33875; 471-1122; e-mail unity@vistanet.net. Web site, www.unityofsebring.org. 10:30 a.m. Sunday Celebration Service, Nursery and Children's Church. Weekly Classes, Christian Bookstore and Cafe, Prayer Ministry, Life Enrichment Groups. Rev. Andrew C. Conyer, senior minister transforming lives from ordinary to extraordinary. The Way Church, 1005 N. Ridgewood Drive, Sebring. Sunday school and worship service at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Youth activities, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays. The Way is a church family who gathers for contemporary worship, teaching of God's Word, prayer and fellowship. Come early and stay after for fellowship time. Child care and children's church are provided. Reinhold Buxbaum is pastor. The Way Aplace for you. Office Phone:471-6140, Church Cell Phone:381-6190. Email: theway church@hotmail.com. Web site:www.TheWayChurch.org PRESBYTERIAN Covenant Presbyterian Church (PCA) 4500 Sun N Lake Blvd., Sebring, 33872-2113. A Congregation of the Presbyterian Church in America. Worship services: Sunday morning worship, informal, 8 a.m.; regular, 10:30 a.m. Sunday School, 9:15 a.m.; Sunday evening, 6:30 p.m.; Wednesday evening Prayer Meeting, 6 p.m.; Youth Group and Kids Quest, 5:307 p.m.; choir practice, 7:15 p.m. Phone: 385-3234; Fax: 385-2759; e-mail: covpres@strato.net; Web site: www.cpcsebring.org. Rev. W. Darrell Arnold, pastor. Office hours: 8:30-11:30 a.m. Monday through Thursday. First Presbyterian Church ARP, 215 E. Circle St., (two entrances on LaGrande), Avon Park, FL33825. Phone: 453-3242. The Rev. Robert Johnson is the pastor. Sunday School, 9:15 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study, 10:30 a.m.; Potluck dinner, 6 p.m. third Wednesday; choir practice, 6:30 p.m. each Wednesday; Esther and Mary Circles business meeting, 3:30 p.m. third Thursday; Sarah Circle business meeting, 7 p.m. second Tuesday; Women's Ministries Combined Bible study, 4 p.m. third Thursday; Family Movie, 4 p.m. third Sunday. Be a part of a warm, caring church family with traditional services, following biblical truth. First Presbyterian Church, ARP, 319 Poinsettia Ave., Sebring, FL33870. 385-0107. Sunday School, all ages, 9:30 a.m.; Worship Service, 11 a.m.; Tuesday: Youth Group, 6-7:30 p.m.; Senior High Youth Group, 6:30-8:15 p.m. Wednesday: Adult Bible Study, 10:30 a.m.; choir rehearsal, 5:30 p.m. Nursery available for Sunday worship. Call the church office for more information and other classes. Rev. Darrell A. Peer, pastor. Gayle Sparks, director of youth ministry. First Presbyterian Church, ARP, www.fpclp.com,118 N. Oak Ave., Lake Placid, 465-2742. The Rev. Ray Cameron, senior pastor; the Rev. Drew Severance, associate pastor. Sunday morning traditional worship is at 8:15 and 9:30 a.m.; and contemporary worship is at 11 a.m. in Friendship Hall. Avariety of Sunday school classes for adults and children are at 9:45 and 11 a.m. in the educational building. Call the church office for more information about the classes offered. Nursery is provided for babies and toddlers; while young children up to second grade have a special Children's Church offered during the worship service to help them grow in their spiritual knowledge. Spring Lake Presbyterian Church (USA), 5887 U.S. 98, Sebring, FL33876. Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Worship Service, 10 a.m. Session meets at 6:30 p.m. the second Thursday of the month, September throughJune. Board of Deacon's meet at 5:30 p.m. first Monday of the month. Choir rehearses at 7 p.m. each Wednesday, September through April. Presbyterian Women meet at 10 a.m. the third Thursday of the month. Organist: Richard Wedig. Choir Director: Suzan Wedig. Church phone, 655-0713; e-mail,springlakepc@embarqmail.com,Web site, http://slpc.presbychurch.org. SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST Avon Park Seventh-day Adventist Church 1410 West Avon Blvd., AvonPark. Phone: 453-6641 or e-mail: avonparksda@embarqmail.com,Sabbath School, 9:30 a.m Saturday. 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 a.m.; Sunday school, 11:20 a.m.; and Priesthood/Relief Society, 12 p.m. Primary for children, 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. Youth activities from 7-8:20 p.m. Wednesday: 11-year-old Scouts, 78:20 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. Wednesda y: Youth Ministries, 4 p.m. All mee tings are at 120 N. Ridgewood Ave ., Sebring. For more information, vis it 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@ea rth link.net or check theWeb si te sebringemmanuelucc.com. N o matter who you are or where yo u are on life's journey, you're we lcome here.PLACESTOWORSHIP Metro ServicesAries (March 21-April 20) Aries, g oing forward with an inspirational idea p roves harder than you imagined. M aybe you just need a little help getting s tarted. There's bound to be a friend a round. Taurus (April 21-May 21) A c hange is coming, Taurus, but you won't k now what it is until it's right upon you. K eep your eyes open for exciting things o n the horizon. Libra is involved, too. Gemini (May 22-June 21) Make t he most of time spent with a friend on T uesday, Gemini. There will be few o pportunities for socialization when a b ig work project lands on your desk. Cancer(June 22-July 22) Cancer, y ou won't know what to expect this w eek, and that can be exciting or hairr aising. Chances are a person who is gow ith-the-flow like you will adapt. Leo (July 23-Aug. 23) Have a good t ime with family at the end of the week. Y ou are in prime form being the host of t he celebration. Leos often enjoy being i n the spotlight, and you're no except ion. Virgo (Aug. 24-Sept. 22) Virgo, if every day were easy, life would be pretty boring. Although, it's reasonable to want a few easy days thrown in there. You just may luck out this week. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) Focus on your relationships, Libra. They are the most important part of the equation for the time being. Expect romance to take a back seat to some family matters, however. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) Scorpio, it's time to talk about your feelings with a romantic partner. For a while you have been holding back and it's not good for the relationship at all. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) Sagittarius, don't let misunderstandings with family lead to long-term arguments. Life is too short to hold a grudge so bridge the gap of communication and you will be happier. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 20) Capricorn, if you thought things couldn't get anymore challenging, think again. An unexpected request puts your life in disarray for a few days. Ask for help if you need it. Aquarius (Jan. 21-Feb. 18) Challenges seem to find you, Aquarius. However, you may not be in the right frame of mind for dealing with any crisis this week. Buckle down and pull through. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) Pisces, it's amazing how much you can see when you really slow down and admire the scenery. Work responsibilities can wait. 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Special to the News-SunAVON PARK For p ainter Betty McCarthy and j ewelry designer Kathleen M organ, creating beautiful p ieces of art has been a part o f their life for as long as t hey can remember. These two artists and The A rtists'Group (TAG) at S outh Florida Community C ollege may be the best-kept s ecret in Avon Park. Located in the Hotel J acaranda, TAG consists of t alented local artists who t each and showcase their p aintings, pottery, handp ainted glassworks, jewelry d esign, and drawings to the c ommunity. TAG is showcasing M cCarthy and Morgan and t heir art pieces in November. McCarthy, a charter memb er of TAG, is an artist profic ient in all painting media, as w ell as sculpture and handb uilding clay. She has studied a rt for many years and at seve ral colleges throughout the s tate, most recently at SFCC. While proficient in several m edias, most of her current w ork is in watercolor. M cCarthy said her earliest art i nfluence came from her m other who used to draw d uring McCarthy's childh ood. After a successful 36-year professional photography career in Orlando and Avon Park, she changed her focus to painting, drawing, pottery, and sculpture. She said, "I enjoyed photography, but my first love has always been art." She said she is always looking for interesting compositions which appeal to the eye of the viewer and translate well to canvas. Amajor theme in her work is the flora and fauna of the Florida landscape. Current pieces featured in TAG are landscape paintings from a trip to Bok Tower in Winter Haven. She said that the members of TAG enjoy going on field trips to find inspiring pieces to paint. McCarthy will teach a Play with Clay workshop in December. She said she has been sculpting clay since the early 1980s. Workshop participants will learn different techniques for using self-hardening clay, about the coil method and how to use diverse pottery tools. This workshop will be held Dec. 1 and Dec. 15 from 124 p.m. and costs $35 per workshop with a material fee of $5. McCarthy will also teach a hand-building clay class on Wednesdays from April 6May 4, 2011. Morgan, also a charter member of TAG, is a jewelry designer and teacher. She is known for her large acrylic paintings and unusual handpainted glassworks. "I find all types of art appealing and love to learn new techniques," Morgan said. She has been painting with acrylic and mixed media for over 10 years, and her paintings typically focus on landscapes, buildings, and streets. In Florida, her paintings can only be viewed at TAG Art Studio and Gallery. She has always been interested in creating different types of jewelry, but became interested in Chainmaille jewelry three years ago. She said her daughter's Renaissance-themed wedding was the inspiration to learning the Chainmaille weaving technique. Chainmaille is the art of weaving metal rings and originates from before the Renaissance era. Hundreds of different weaves can be used to create Chainmaille style jewelry, and the spiral, helm and box chain are a few of her favorites. "I like making Chainmaille jewelry because it is handmade from start to finish. You create the entire piece of jewelry from a straight piece of wire," she said. She will teach this technique in a Chainmaille Wire Jewelry workshop in December. This workshop will concentrate on making jump rings, ring double weave and the mobic flower. It will be held Friday, Dec. 10, from 12-4 p.m., and costs $35 with a $5 material fee. Morgan will teach a Beginning Jewelry Class on Friday, Jan. 14 and March 11, 2011, from 12-4 p.m., and the classes cost $35 with a $7 material fee. "Everyone at TAG fits so well together and it is a great place for artistic collaboration. "Our goal this year is to let people know we are here and what we offer," Morgan said. TAG artists include Betty Heim, retired art teacher; Louise Weis, Wauchula artist best-known for her Florida landscapes; Betty McCarthy, retired photographer; Nancy Adams, retired veterinarian whose oil paintings and watercolors depict her love of animals; Cecilia Smith, acrylic and oil paints artists and Kathy Morgan, acrylic painter, jewelry maker, and art glass creator. The TAG Art Studio and Gallery is located at 19 East Main Street, Avon Park. For more information, contact TAG at 784-7346. Page 10BNews-SunSunday, November 21, 2010www.newssun.com E.O. 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The Artists' Group at SFCC highlights pair of artists Work of McCarthy, Morgan featured Witford Reid M.D.Board Certified Anesthesiologist in Pain Management863-385-9333 Sebring Pain Management And Rehabilitation Center, Inc. 9 Ryant Blvd. Westshore Plaza, Sebring(1 Mile South of Lakeshore Mall on the Right)The ONLY JACHO ACCREDITEDPain Management Unit in Highlands CountySPECIALIZING IN:€ Back Pain € Auto Accidents € Neck Pain € Work Related Injuries VOTED 2009 Doctor of the Year Special to the News-SunAVON PARK SFCC art student Alan McPherson won a $1,000 scholarship for his depiction of Avon Park's Head Field for a recent art contest. McPherson sketched and painted a panoramic landscape of Head Field from pictures he took with his cell phone. "I stood in one spot and turned in a circle as I took pictures of the field," McPherson said. "I printed out the pictures then overlapped and lined them up with each other so I had a view of the whole field." Students in SFCC's Art program were invited to participate in a competition to create an artistic rendering of any aspect of Head Field using any art medium of their choice. Students Kasie Robarts and Chieu Nguyen received secondand third-place scholarships for their art work. The idea for the conte st came from SFCC alum ni Bill McMenamin, preside nt of the Carney Foundatio n, and Terry Heston of Sedlock and Hesto n Construction, who recent ly worked on renovations to Head Field. "Head Fie ld has a great history behin d it," Heston said. "T he Yankees and Cardinals bo th trained there, and it 's important to the history of Avon Park." McMenamin and Hesto n each donated $500 to be used as purchase awar ds for the winning pieces. T he SFCC Foundation th en matched their donations to provide scholarships f or the winners. "I'm very grateful for t he $1,000 scholarship ," McPherson said. "It will be extremely helpful towa rd furthering my education." Art students compete for scholarships by recreating Head Field Courtesy pho to SFCC art student Alan McPherson displays his depiction of Head Field, which won a $1,000 scholarship in a recent art contest. NEWS-SUN Classified ads get results! Call 385-6155

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T his schedule provides a brief l isting of local clubs and organi zations who play bingo in the a rea. It is the responsibility of t he group to update the NewsS unon any changes in this l isting by calling 385-6155. S UNDAY Lake Placid ElksLodge 2 661 has bingo from 1-4 p.m. e ach Sunday. Open to the p ublic. For details, call 4652 661. Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 p lays bingo 6 p.m., 2618 K enilworth Blvd., Sebring. D oors open at 4 p.m. Papers s tart selling at 5 p.m. Open to t he public. For details, call 4 71-3557 or 655-1982. Sebring Moose Lodge 2 259 has bingo available for i ts members and guests at 1 :30 p.m. at the lodge, 11675 U .S. 98, Sebring. Jackpot and l ucky number games offered. K itchen open from 2-5 p.m. F or details, call 655-3920.MONDAY Alpine Village R.O.C. plays b ingo at 7 p.m. Hammock Mobile Estates p lays bingo at 7 p.m. Lake Haven plays bingo at 7 p.m. Open to public. Oak Gardens plays bingo at 6 :30 p.m. Open to residents a nd their guests. Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 p lays bingo 2-4 p.m., 2618 K enilworth Blvd., Sebring. It is for members and escorted guests only. For details, call 414-2659 or 471-3557. TUESDAY American Legion Post 69 plays lounge bingo at 1:30 p.m. each Tuesday at the post, 1301 W. Bell St., AvonPark. Open to members and guests only. American Legion Post 25 plays bingo at 5:30 p.m. at the Lake Placid Post. Members and guests invited. Call 4657940 for details. Avon Park American Legion Post 69 plays bar bingo at 2 p.m. Open to members and guests. Fraternal Order of Eagles 4240 Aerie plays early bird bingo at 12:30 p.m. and regular bingo at 1:30 p.m. at the club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring. For details call 655-4007. Highland Senior Center hosts bingo on Tuesdays at 3400 Sebring Parkway. Doors open at 4 p.m. Bingo starts at 6 p.m. Full snack bar open at 4 p.m. with hamburgers, hot dogs, drinks and much more. Great Bingo prizes. Come out and join the fun. Call 3860752. Sebring Eagles Club 4240 plays bar bingo at 12:30 p.m. at the club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring. For details, call 6554007. Silver Oaks plays bingo 7 p.m. Open to residents of Silver Oaks and Oak Gardens only and their guests.WEDNESDAY AmVets Post has suspended afternoon bingo until October. For details, call 3850234. Knights of Columbus Council 7245, Lake Placid, plays bingo at noon at its hall on the corner of Washington Boulevard and County Road 621, Lake Placid. Doors open at 11:15 a.m. Lunch is available Thunderbird Hill South plays nickel bingo from 2-4 p.m. at the clubhouse.THURSDAY Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2661, 200 C.R. 621 East, plays bingo in a smoke-free environment. Early bird games begin at 6:30 p.m. For details, call 465-2661 or 465-2122. Lorida Lions Club plays bingo at the Lorida Lions Clubhouse, 301 Lake Blvd. Early games are at 6 p.m. and regular games are at 7. Sebring Hills plays bingo at its clubhouse, 200 Lark Ave. Clubhouse opens at 3:30 p.m. Snack bar opens at 4 p.m. Packets on sale at 5 p.m. and games start at 6 p.m. Call 3140028. Sebring Hills, 200 Lark Ave in Sebring, is running bingo on Thursdays. Complete books for all games is $10. Doors open at 3:30 p.m. and bingo starts at 6 p.m. Snack bar opens at 4 p.m. Call 314-0028 for more information. Sebring Recreation Club plays bingo at its clubhouse, 333 Pomegranate Ave, at 7 p.m. For members only. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4300 plays bingo at 2 p.m., 2011 SE Lakeview Drive, Sebring. Kitchen is open from 12-2 p.m. for hamburgers. For details, call 385-8902. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9853, Avon Park, has bar bingo at 2 p.m. Light lunch at break. Members and guests invited. Call 452-9853.FRIDAY Alpine Village R.O.C. plays bingo at 7 p.m. Knights of Columbus Council 7245, Lake Placid, holds early bird games at 6:30 p.m. and regular games at 7 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall at County Road 621 and Washington Boulevard. Free coffee is served. Desserts and beverages are available. St. Catherine Church offers bingo every Friday. Doors open at 3:30 p.m. Early Bird Specials start at 5:45 p.m. All paper games. Approximately 35 games include three JackPots. Games played in the church hall, 827 Hickory St, Sebring. Snack bar available. Call 4140945. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3880 playsbingo 2 p.m at 1224 County Road 621 East, Lake Placid. For details call 699-5444.SATURDAY Lake Placid Elks 2661 plays bingo from 1-4 p.m. at the lodge. Open to members and their guests. For details, call 699-1429. Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 plays bar bingo from 2-4 p.m. at the post. Members and escorted guests only. For details, call 385-8647 or 4713557. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3880 playsbingo 2 p.m at 1224 County Road 621 East, Lake Placid. For details call 699-5444. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, November 21, 2010Page 11B Established 19311600 US 27 South € Avon Park Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home4001 Sebring Parkway Sebring, 385-0125 111 E.Circle St. Avon Park, 453-3101 Chris T.Nelson Craig M.Nelson Darin S.MacNeil W .W LUMBER CO. 465-3331Hwy. 27 S. Lake Placid"We're More Than Just Lumber"COMPLETE Building SuppliesPlease support the above businesses. They have made this page possible. Inspirational Thoughtsby Patricia Valentine THIS SPACE AVAILABLECALL 385-6155, Ext. 502 Residential Commercial Mobile Homes"Small Enough to Know You Large Enough to Serve You"500 South Lake Avenue 382-8300 453-3019 THIS SPACE AVAILABLECALL 385-6155, Ext. 502John 5:14-15," And this is the confidence that we have in him,that if we ask anything according to his will,he heareth us:And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask,we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him." Jesus often drew apart from those closest to Him to pray.In those times of solitude,Jesus came to know God intimately.When Jesus walked up to the tomb of Lazarus,He "lifted up his eyes",John 11:41.He was looking at no one but God.He spoke to no one but the Father and said," I thank thee that thou hast heard me.And I know that thou hearest me always." How did He know? God had answered Him.During all His private times of prayer,He heard God's voice. How did Jesus know He could call a dead man forth from the grave? God told Him. Jesus knew what to do because He could hear God for Himself.How can you hear God? Spend time alone with Him.Enter into His presence.He's waiting for you with outstretched arms.Be Blessed! Attend the Church of Your Choice! ARTS& LEISURE Special to the News-SunLAKE PLACID The Caladium Arts and Crafts Cooperative is proud to announce that Lindy Franza has been selected as the artist/crafter of the month for November. Franza was born in Highlands County and has resided here all of her life. She learned to sew as a young girl, following in her mother's footsteps. She says that making her own clothes was much more economical than buying them. Franza progressed from turning fabric into beautiful clothes to turning fabric into beautiful quilts and wall hangings. Her family and friends have benefitted greatly from her love of sewing as many have been gifted with the lovely and practical results of her talent. As many crafters have discovered, an outlet besides family and friends is needed if you have a talent you continue to express. Franza became a member of the Caladium Arts and Crafts Cooperative at the urging of her mother, who is also a fabric artist. Franza has a unique talent for selecting fabric whose colors enhance the overall design. To see her work, visit the Caladium Co-op at 132 E. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid. Call 863-699-5940 or visit the website www.caladiumarts.org for further information. Franza is Caladium Co-op Artist of the Month Courtesy pho to Artist of the Month Lindy Franza's fabric art is on display at the Caladium Cooperative. Special to the News-SunAVON PARK "A P eople's History Of Avon P ark, 2010" was presented to t he Avon Park Historical S ociety at their noon meeting o n Monday by the author, C harlotte Albritton Truitt. The book is a loving tribu te to Avon Park. The old A von Park High School is p ictured with lots of stories a s well as some of the old b usiness like the crate mill, l ogging and saw mills, as w ell as the Highlands Lakes Resort, which was used for Lodwick Aviation Military Academy training during World War II and then later became the Walker Memorial Hospital. These stories are all woven into the different stories of 52 people that tell their life history and love of Avon Park. Truitt has many hours in this wonderful book and is donating it all to the Museum. The book is on sale at the Depot Museum at 3 Museum Ave. People's History of Avon Park' on sale Courtesy photo A uthor Charlotte Albritton Truitt (from left) displays her book "A People's History of Avon Park, 2010" along with J ean Prescott and Elaine Levey. BINGOSCHEDULE

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T he Community Calendar prov ides a brief listing of local c lubs and organizations who m eet on a regular basis. It is t he responsibility of the group t o update the News-Sunon any c hanges in this listing by calling 3 85-6155, ext. 516; send any c hanges by e-mail to e ditor@newssun.com;or mail t hem to News-SunCommunity C alendar, 2227 U.S. 27 South, S ebring, FL33870. S UNDAY American Legion Post 25 L ake Placid has lounge hours f rom 1-9 p.m. Live music is f rom 5-8 p.m. For details, call 4 65-7940. American Legion Post 74 o pen 1-8 p.m. Happy Hour 4-6 p .m. Members and guests only. P ost is at 528 N. Pine St., S ebring. Call 471-1448. Heartland Interfaith A lliance meets 1:30 p.m., first F riday, St. Frances of Assisi E piscopal Church, 43 Lake J une Road, Lake Placid. For d etails, call 465-0051. Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2 661 lounge is open from 1-7 p .m. Card games start at 1:30 p .m. The lodge is open to m embers and their guests. For d etails, call 465-2661. Lake Placid Moose has k araoke in the pavilion. H orseshoes played at 9:30 a .m. Food available at 4 p.m. O pen to members and qualified g uests only. Loyal Order of Moose H ighlands County Lodge No. 2 494, 1318 W Bell St., Avon P ark. Cards start at 4 p.m. M usic outside Tiki Hut at 3 p.m. L odge phone number 4520 579. Overeaters Anonymous, m eets from 4-5 p.m. in second f loor conference roomNo. 3 at F lorida Hospital Heartland M edical Center, 4200 Sun N L ake Blvd., Sebring. For d etails, call 382-7731. No dues, f ees or weigh-ins. For details o n the organization, go to w ww.oa.org. Ridge Area Missionary S oldiers Avon Park P athfinder Club meets from 9 a .m. to noon every first and t hird Sunday at 58 E. Sixth St., A von Park. For details, call 4 71-2143. Sebring Eagles Club 4240 s erves lunch at 2 p.m. at the c lub, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring. F or details, call 655-4007. Sebring Moose Lodge 2259 o ffers NASCAR racing in the p avilion at 1:30 p.m. Bar open a nd kitchen open from 2-5 p.m. L odge is at 11675 U.S. 98, S ebring. For details, call 6553 920. Society for Creative A nachronism (Local Chapter: S hire of Stagridge) meets at 2 p .m. first and third Sunday at B rewster's Coffee House on U .S. 27 in Sebring. For details, c all 214-5522. Veterans of Foreign Wars P ost 3880 serves hamburgers f rom 4-5:30 p.m. and plays p oker at 5:30 p.m. at the post, 1 224 County Road 621 East, L ake Placid. For details, call 6 99-5444. Veterans of Foreign Wars P ost 4300 plays euchre at 1:30 p .m. and E&J Karaoke is from 4 :30-7:30 p.m. at the post, 2 011 SE Lakeview Drive, S ebring. For details, call 3858 902. MONDAY Al-Anon LET IT BEGIN W ITH ME family group meets a t 10:30 a.m. every Monday at t he Heartland Christian Church o n Alt. 27 in Sebring. The c hurch is behind Southgate S hopping Center where Publix i s. F or more information call 3855 714. Alcoholics Anonymous m eeting, 8-9 p.m. at Episcopal C hurch, Lakeshore Drive, S ebring. For more details, call 3 85-8807. Alcoholics Anonymous O ne Day At ATime group m eets for a closed discussion a t 9:30 a.m. Monday and F riday at Covenant P resbyterian Church, 4500 Sun N Lakes Blvd., Sebring. For d etails, call 314-0891. Alcoholics Anonymous m eeting, 6:30 p.m. at R osewood Center, 517 U.S. 27 S outh, Lake Placid. Alanon meets at 8 p.m. at S t. Agnes Episcopal Church, 3 840 Lakeview Drive, Sebring. F or details, call 202-0647. American Legion Placid P ost 25Lake Placid has shuffleboard at 1 p.m. Lounge hours are 12-9 p.m. For details, call 465-7940. American Legion Post 74 open noon to 8 p.m. Happy hour from 4-6 p.m. Call 4711448. AmVets Post 21 plays darts at 7:30 p.m. for members and guests. For details, call 3850234. Avon Park Lakes Association has shuffleboard at 1 p.m. and bingo at 7 p.m. The clubhouse is at 2714 Nautilus Drive in Avon Park. Boy Scout Troop 482 meets 7 p.m., 34 Central Ave., Lake Placid. Bridge Club of Sebring (American Contract Bridge Club)plays duplicate games at 12:30 p.m. at 347 Fernleaf Ave., Sebring. For details, call 385-8118. Diabetes Support Group meets the second and fourth Monday from 1-2:30 p.m. in Florida Hospital Conference Room 3 in Sebring. Call 4020177 for guest speaker list. Garden Club of Sebring meets noon, fourth Monday, Sebring Civic Center. Grand Prix Cloggers EZ Intermediate and Intermediate Clogging class are held at 9 a.m. every Monday at Reflections on Silver Lake, Avon Park. Call Julie for further information at 386-0434. Harmony Hoedowners Square Dance Club meets the second and fourth Monday at the Sebring Country Estates Civic Association clubhouse, 3240 Grand Prix Drive (down the street from Wal-Mart). Dancing will be held every month until April 2008. Classes are being started now in the Sebring and Lake Placid area. For more information, call Sam Dunn at 382-6792 or visit the Web site at www.samdun.net.Heartland Horses & Handicapped Inc. is offering pony rides every Monday and Wednesday from 4:30-6:30 p.m., weather permitting. $5 donation per child. Call 4520006 for more information. All proceeds raised support our free equine assisted riding program for adults and children with special needs, which resumes in September.Heartland Pops rehearses at 7 p.m. Mondays at Avon Park High School Band Room, 700 E. Main St., under the direction of Anthony Jones. Musicians of all ages are welcome. For information, call 3148877. Highlands County Concert Band rehearses 7-9 p.m. every Monday at Sebring High School band room. All musicians are welcome. Vic Anderson, musical director. Call Bill Varner at 386-0855. Highlands County Democratic Executive Committee meets 7 p.m. fourth Monday in the Democratic Party Headquarters, 4216 Sebring Parkway, Sebring. For details, call 699-6052. Highlands County Rotary Club meets at 6 p.m. at Charlie's Restaurant, Commerce Street, Sebring. Highlands County Sewing Group meets from 1-3 p.m. at the Highlands County Agri-Civic Center in the 4-H laboratory, Sebring. For details, call 4026540. Highlands Sertoma Club meets noon, Takis Family Restaurant, Sebring. Highlands County Senior Squadron, Civil Air Patrol the U.S. Air Force Auxiliary meets the second and fourth Monday nights at the Sebring Airport Terminal Building. All are welcome. For further information, call 471-1433 between 4 and 7 p.m. Hope Hospice free grief support group meets at 2 p.m. at Union Congregational Church, 106 N. Butler Ave., Avon Park. Lake Placid American Legion Post 25 meets 8 p.m., Legion hall. Lake Placid Art League will have classes in Drawing and Painting, conducted by Anne Watson, from from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Cultural Center, 127 Dal Hall Blvd. From 1-4 p.m., Mary Gebhart will teach Fabric Painting at the center. For information call Dan Daszek at 465-7730. Lake Placid Elks 2661 opens its lounge at 1 p.m. at the lodge. Ladies crafts at 2 p.m. Sign up for darts is at 6:30 p.m.Music from 5-8 p.m. It is open to members and their guests. For details, call 4652661. Lake Placid Library has storytime at 10 a.m. for ages 3-5 except during holidays. Lake Placid Moose plays cards at 2 p.m. Open to members and qualified guests only. Lodge closes at 6 p.m. Let It Begin With Me Alanon Group meets from 10:30 a.m. to noon every Monday at Heartland Christian Church, 2705 Alt. 27 South, Sebring. For details about Alanon, a self-help group for families and friends of alcoholics, call 385-5714. Narcotics Anonymous Never Alone Candlelight meets at 8 p.m. at 133 N. Butler Ave. in Avon Park, near the First Congregational Church. For information call Heartland area helpline (863) 683-0630. More information on other meetings and events at www.naflheartland.org. National Association for the Advancement of the Colored People, Highlands County Branch meets 7:30 p.m., 401 Tulane, Avon Park. Orchid Society of Highlands County meets 7 p.m. on the fourth Monday at the Highlands County Agri-Civic Center, 4509 George Blvd., Sebring. Call Ed Fabik at 4652830 for details. Placid Lakes Bridge Club meets 12-4:30 p.m. second and fourth Monday in Placid Lakes Town Hall, 2010 Placid Lakes Blvd. No meetings from end of May to October. For details, call 465-4888. Rotary Club of Highlands County meets at 6:15 p.m. at Beef O Brady's, Sebring. Sebring AARP meets 1:30 p.m., The Palms, Pine Street, Sebring. Sebring Eagles Club 4240 has pizza and darts at 7:30 p.m. at the club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring. For details, call 6554007. Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 has the lounge open from 12-7 p.m. For more details, call 4713557. Sebring Historical Society open 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Located in back side of Sebring Public Library building on Lake Jackson. For information, call 471-2522. Sebring Moose Lodge 2259 plays Texas Hold em at 7 p.m. the second and fourth Monday at 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. Beef franks and Italian sausages from 1 p.m. to closing. For details, call 655-3920. Take Off Pounds Sensibly FL632, Sebring meets at 3:30 p.m. at the fellowship hall at the First Baptist Church of Lake Josephine, Sebring. For details, call Judy O'Boyle at 260-0831. Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary Post 4300 meets 2 p.m. fourth Monday, 2011 SE Lakeview Drive, Sebring. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3880 euchre, 6:30 p.m., 1224 County Road 621 East, Lake Placid. For more details, call 699-5444. Volunteers of America of Florida is a nonprofit organization in Sebring that specializes in assisting person's with mental illness. We are pleased to announce our Drop in Center is open to individuals with a mental illness 6 days a week from 11am to 3 pm. The center offers a welcoming environment where individuals are accepted and feel comfortable. For more information please contact Wendy at 863-382-2022.TUESDAY Al-Anon Family Groups meet for discussion and Twelve Step study at noon, Union Congregational Church, 105 N. Forest Ave., AvonPark. Parking available south of old church. 8 & 40 Salon 687 Call Betty Darmer, 465-2272, for details. Alzheimer's/Dementia Seminar held at 11 a.m. every fourth Tuesday at Southern Lifestyle, 1297 U.S. 27 North, Lake Placid. Also sponsored by Nurse on Call. Covers common signs of dementia, coping and care giving tips, disease management, organizations, etc. Call 465-0568. American Legion Placid Post 25Lake Placid has shuffleboard and euchre, both at 1 p.m. Lounge hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. For details, call 4657940. American Legion Post 74 open noon to 8 p.m. Hot dogs served. Happy Hour 4-6 p.m. Call 471-1448. Audubon Chapter meets the fourth Tuesday of each month at the Masonic Lodge, downtown Lake Placid on the corner of Main and Park. Bring a covered dish to share, utensils and plates, at 6:30 p.m. or come at 7:30 p.m. for presentations by guest speaker. The public is invited. Avon Park Boy Scout Troop 156 meets from 7-8:30 p.m. in the Scout Lodge, 202 Robert Britt St., AvonPark. Boys ages 11-17 are eligible to join. For details, call 452-2385. AvonPark Library has storytime at 10 a.m. for ages 3-5 except during holidays. Beta Sigma Phi, Xi Nu Sigma Chapter of Avon Park, meets the second and fourth Tuesday each month in the members home. Call president Mary Joinerr at 382-4488 or vice president Linda Webster at 385-1124. Busy Bee Craft Club meets 9-11 a.m., Fairway Pines, Sun N Lakes Boulevard, Sebring. Everyone is welcome. For more details, call 382-8431. Celebrate Recovery meets every Tuesday night at "The Rock," Union Congregational Church, 28 N. Butler Ave., Avon Park. Abarbecue meal is served at 6 p.m. for a donation. At 6:45 p.m., members meet. At 7:30 p.m., the group breaks up into small groups for men and women. The program is designed for drug and alcohol addiction, divorce, death or illness grief, low or lost selfesteem or identity due to dysfunctional relationships, depression/anxiety, or any other need for healing. For details, contact Celebrate Recovery coordinator Pam Sim by calling 453-3345, ext. 106. The Computer Club at Buttonwood Bay meets the second and fourth Tuesday of each month November through March. We invite anyone interested in expanding their computer knowledge to attend the Buttonwood Bay Bytes Computer Club meeting. Fletcher Music Club meets every Thursday and Tuesday at Fletcher Music Center in Lakeshore Mall, Sebring. For more details, call 385-3288. Heartland Harmonizers Barbershop Chorus meets from 7-9:30 p.m. in the Sebring High School Music Room, Sebring. All men who enjoy singing are invited. Reading music is not required. Call 4712294 or 386-5098. Heartland Symphony Orchestra rehearsals from 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesdays in the Green Room in the South Florida Community College auditorium building. Bring music and instruments. New members welcome. Call conductor Bryan Johnson at 800949-7248, ext. 7231. Highlands County Quilt Guild meets first and third Tuesday, St. Agnes Episcopal Church, Sebring. Call Lynn Ullinn for meeting times at 3140557 or e-mailluckyduck@mymailstation.com. Hope Hospice grief support group meets at 4:30 p.m. at Southern Lifestyle ALF, across U.S. 27 from Florida Hospital Lake Placid. Knights of Columbus Council 5441 meets 8 p.m. every second and fourth Tuesday at Knights of Columbus Hall, 900 U.S. 27 N., Sebring. For details, call 3850987. Lake Placid Art League has classes in Parchment Embossing from 8 a.m. to noon and 1-4 p.m. at the Cultural Center, 127 Dal Hall Blvd., taught by Maria Lorant. For information, call Dan Daszek at 465-7730. Lake Placid Elks 2661 opens its lounge at 1 p.m. at the lodge. Happy hour is from 2-5 p.m. Card games at 1:30 p.m. The lodge is open to members and their guests. For details, call 465-2661. Lake Placid Grief Support (Hope Hospice) meets at 4:30 p.m. every Tuesday at Southern Lifestyle, 1297 U.S. 27 North, Lake Placid, with Charlie Stroup. Refreshments served. Door prize given. Call 465-0568. Lake Placid Jaycees meets 7:30 p.m., Jaxson's. Board meeting, 6:30 p.m. Call Joe Collins, 655-5545, for details. LAKEPLACIDLIONSClub meets at 7 p.m. the second Tuesday each month at Herons Garden, 501 US 27 North, Lake Placid. Call Jeanne at 6990743. Lake Placid Women of the Moose has a business meeting at 7:30 p.m. the fourth Tuesday at the lodge. Lorida Community Club meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Lorida Community Center to plan events. Masonic Lodge meets 8 p.m., 106 N. Main St., Lake Placid. Nar-Anon Support Group for family members or friends of someone with a drug problem or addiction. Nar-Anon helps attain serenity and a more normal life for those affected by the addictions of loved ones, regardless of whether or not he/she has stopped using. 6 p.m. every Tuesday at First Baptist Chuch of Lake Josephine, 111 Lake Josephine Drive, Sebring. Overeaters Anonymous meets from 9-10 a.m. every Tuesday at Avon Park Seventhday Adventist Church, 1410 W. Avon Blvd. No dues, fees or weigh-ins. Visit www.FloridaRidgeIntergroup.co m. For details, call 382-7731. Visit www.oa.org for more information on OA. Placid Lakes Bridge Club meets 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. every Tuesday at Placid Lakes Town Hall, 2010 Placid Lakes Blvd. For details, call 4654888. Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) offers a full range of volunteer opportunities for people age 55 and over. RSVPmeets on the fourth Tuesday each month, 10 a.m., at the Highlands Little Theatre. Please join us for coffee and to learn more about current volunteer opportunities in Highlands County. Any interested and enrolled volunteers are invited to attend. For more information call Kris Schmidt, coordinator, RSVP, at 7847189. Rotary Club of Sebring (Noon) meets at noon at the Sebring Civic Center, near the library in downtown Sebring. For information, call 385-3829 or 471-9900. Sebring Bridge Club will have Duplicate Bridge games every Tuesday evening. If inte rested in playing Duplicate Bridge, call 385-8118. Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 plays darts, beginning with sig n in at 6 p.m. Games start at 6:3 0 p.m. No experience necessary Cost is $2. For more details, call 471-3557. Sebring Moose Lodge 225 9 serves soft shell tacos 5-7 p.m at 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. Be ef franks and Italian sausages from 1 p.m. to closing. Euchre is played at 6:30 p.m. For details, call 655-3920. Sebring Recreation Club plays bridge at 12:30 p.m. and table tennis at 4 p.m. at 333 Pomegranate Ave., Sebring. For details, call 385-2966 or leave a name, number and message. SertomaClub meets at 7 a.m. at Dee's Restaurant, Sebring. For details, call Scott Albritton at 402-1819. Take Off Pounds Sensibly Chapter FL99 meets from 67 p.m. at the Atonement Luthera n Church, 1744 Lakeview Drive, Sebring. Take Off Pounds Sensibly Chapter FL618 has weigh in from 4-430 p.m. at Community Bible Church, 1400 CR-17AN ., AvonPark. Meeting is at 4:45 p.m. For details, call 452-1093 Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3880, plays darts 6:30 p.m., 1224 County Road 621 E., Lake Placid. For more details, call 699-5444. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4300 has a card tournament at 2 p.m. at the post, 2011 SE Lakeview Drive, Sebring. For details, call 3858902.WEDNESDAY 50 Plus Singles Connection is an activities clu b for all persons over 50. Members gather for dinner at various local restaurants and have other activities. The grou p meets at Beef O'Bradys on the last Wednesday of each mont h at 6 p.m. For information call 452-1669. Adult Children of Alcoholics and Dysfunction al Families. New Life Group meets Wednesdays at 11:30 a.m. at Grace Bible Church, 4453 Thunderbird Road, Sebring. For details, call 4460461. For details on the organ ization, go to www.adultchildren.org. American Legion Post 25 Lake Placid has lounge hours from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Burgers served from 5-7 p.m.Live mus ic is from 5-8 p.m. For details, ca ll 465-7940. American Legion Post 74 open noon to 8 p.m. Hot dogs served. Happy Hour 4-6 p.m. Call 471-1448. Avon Park Noon Rotary Club meets noon, Rotary Club building, corner of Verona Avenue and Pine Street, Avon Park. Bridge Club of Sebring (American Contract Bridge Club)plays duplicate games a t 12:30 p.m. at 347 Fernleaf Ave., Sebring. For details, call 385-8118. The Bridgettes meet at 12:15 p.m. at Sebring Recreation Center to play bridge. For details, call Sandra Yates at 655-5815. Christian Fellowship Grou p meets 7 p.m. For details, call 381-9005 or 381-9007. Country Swingers has dances at the Sebring Recreation Club, 333 Pomegranate Ave., Sebring. Page 12BNews-SunSunday, November 21, 2010www.newssun.com AVON PARK 452-5800 € SEBRING 382-3363 LAKE PLACID 465-1530Its more than just carpet The cleaning of the second piece must be of equal or lesser value to the first service price.Sectional sofas may not be separated. Sofas over 7 ft. and certain fabrics may incur additional charges. Offer does not include protector. Not valid with any other coupon. Expires 11/15/10.Emergency Water Damage Restoration3 ROOMS CARPET CLEANEDA room or an area up to 250 sq. ft. living/ dining room combos or great rooms count as two rooms. Must present coupon at time of cleaning. Stanley Steemer residential only. Certain restrictions apply. Not valid with any other offer. Expires 11/15/10.$95002 ROOMS CARPET CLEANEDA room or an area up to 250 sq. ft. living/ dining room combos or great rooms count as two rooms. Must present coupon at time of cleaning. 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DearAbby: I'm a stay-at-home mom with a 10-year-old daughter. We live in a complex that houses about 250 people. I'm a naturally friendly person, but also very private. When the weather is warm, I love having my shades up and my windows open. My daughter enjoys the fresh air, so she's out in the yard often. Because of this, some of my neighbors possibly bored take it upon themselves to "pop in" for a visit when they see we're home. I don't invite them over, and I don't want company. This happens more than once a day with the same people. I have tried making excuses ("I'm in the middle of something," "I'm cooking dinner," "I have company"), but it doesn't work. I have also said, "We're just getting ready to leave," but it soon becomes obvious that we weren't going anywhere. People have gotten mad and they now label me a "snob" among other things. I don't want to spend my life in the house hiding with my daughter, but I also don't want to entertain people who come over uninvited. Abby, I am not a snob. I just love doing whatever I'm doing uninterrupted even if what I'm doing is nothing at all. Please help. Nice, Private Lady in Illinois DearNice, Private Lady: I don't know what etiquette book your neighbors have read, but they have a lot of nerve dropping by unannounced and expecting you to drop whatever you are doing to entertain them. It is not rude or snobbish to defend your privacy. You were too nice to them to begin with by making excuses. What you should have said was, "I'm not up for company right now. Please call to see if I'm free before dropping over next time." DearAbby: Three people have helped me make lemonade out of life's lemons a patient and talented therapist, a beloved pastor and YOU. After 50 years, here are my top 10 Dear Abby lessons: 1. No one can "make" you unhappy. You have choices. 2. The healthiest way to cure depression? Volunteer your hands and your heart. 3. The best advice for raising children? Remember that you raise them to let them go. 4. The best person with whom to discuss marital difficulties? Your spouse. Complaining to others may make you feel better for a day, but it will be at the expense of you r marriage. 5. Don't "protect" those you lov e from the pain that will heal them. 6. Never criticiz e without working toward a solution, particularly when it comes to politics. 7. Never forget abuse no r tolerate it again, but do for give the abuser. 8. What (and whom) you love is not shown through words but by where you devote your time, your ener gy and money. 9. You are what you eat, read and watch on TV. 10. Life is linear. Make every moment matter. ASurvivor in Ne w Hampshi re DearSurvivor: I'm flattered that you have learned so many life lessons from reading the Dear Abby column. However, one of the items you listed in your let ter did not come from me o r my mother before me. It's No. 7. I have never written that a victim of abuse shou ld feel obligated to forgive the abuser. 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. Good advice for everyone teens to seniors is in "The Anger in All of Us and How to Deal With It." To order, send a business-size, self-addressed envelope, plus check or money order for $6 (U.S. funds only) to: Dear Abby Anger Booklet, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 610540447. (Postage is included in the price.) www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, November 21, 2010Page 13B Newborns € Children € AdolescentsOFFICE HOURS: Rajeswari Sonni, M.D., F.A.A.P. Praveen Krishnadas, M.D., F.A.A.P. Anoop Palta, M.D., F.A.A.P. Vishakha Nakhate, M.D., F.A.A.P. David Kleczek, P.A.C. Amy Grimes, P.A.C. Mercy L. Seralde, M.D. Maria C. Perez, M.D. Maria B. Asis, M.D., F.A.A.P. 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Sebring NOW SHOWINGFriday 11/19 Thursday 11/25 Suick CinemasInformation 385-9980 Office 385-9908New Dolby Digital SoundAll Seats $6.00for Matinee OPENING NOVEMBER 24TH FASTER R (The Rock) 2:00 4:30 7:00 9:30 DIVERSIONS TELLMENOMOREBy GAILGRABOWSKI ACROSS 1 Furtive utterance 5 "The Stranger" novelist 10 Resided 15 Jumble 19 Scale sequence 20 Stove supplier 21 Fiber used for fishing nets 22 Org. concerned with ergonomics 23 School founded by Henry VI 24 Like a ruined roux 25 Nice thoughts? 26 Palindromic time 27 1929 song co-written by Fats Waller 30 Monetary policy maker, informally 32 "Gotta go!" 33 Time in an ad 34 Broad lowlands 36 23rd Greek letter 38 Snatched violently 40 Shell container? 44 Tenderloin cut 50 Mediation org. established by FDR 52 Express discontent 53 WWII photo site, briefly 54 Bout of indulgence 55 Capital of Delaware? 56 Requiem 57 Record 59 Eleventh hour 63 Name on a compact 64 Not snookered by 65 Fort Erie's prov. 66 Creator of sublime lines 67 Blossom bits 68 Longish coat 70 False appearance 71 Revered Tibetan 72 Firmly established 75 Tapered transport 76 Court addition? 77 Pain in the neck 81 Year's record 82 "Just passing through" 84 Black, to a bard 85 Blog comments 86 Bit of work 87 Helpless, in a way 89 Govt. smog watchdog 90 Hot pair 91 Cheer alternative 92 Construction site sight 95 Tickle pink 97 Buckwheat noodle 99 Many a bunt, on a scorecard 100 Doesn't split 102 Colorful pet store purchases 106 Reach one's destination 110 Its members travel in a world of their own 113 Gulf War defense weapon 116 Morlock prey 117 Low-tech note taker 119 City on the Po 120 Damaging downpour 121 Pull up stakes, briefly 122 Muscat native 123 You might get a ticket for one 124 Nerve-wracking exam, for some 125 Finely honed 126 Big name in Russian ballet 127 Has a quick look 128 Cross a stream, say DOWN 1 Courthouse entries 2 "Socrate" composer 3 Rock 4 Old-style photo 5 Colombian city 6 Not to be missed 7 Fast ballroom dance 8 Release, in a way 9 Greet informally 10 Club with a big head 11 Dry riverbed 12 Fix, as text 13 Alibi, maybe 14 Research site 15 Well-meaning error 16 Since 17 Flat, e.g. 18 What a student might raise 28 Boom sites 29 Lots 31 Fathers and sons 35 Avoid a strike, e.g. 37 Self-destruct 39 Consumer application 41 Vital supply line 42 Silent films idol Conrad __ 43 Mini exhibits? 44 Everydog 45 "Bingo!" 46 TV series filmed on Oahu 47 Qom native 48 Daring exploit 49 Figure on a pay stub 51 Belarusian's neighbor 56 Judge 58 Wartime operation 60 Get up on 61 Shoot the breeze, e.g. 62 American of Japanese descent 67 Curfew setters 69 Troubles 70 Sacred river of India 71 Fruit high in vitamin C 72 Palatable 73 Govt. security 74 First name in wilderness photography 75 Part of a high-tech tangle 76 Not active 78 Alpine denizen 79 "In your dreams" 80 Tree trunk bulge 82 Prayer object 83 "Platoon" setting, for short 88 Slate and Salon 91 "Don't worry about it" 92 Radio-active sort? 93 Swallow something hook, line and sinker 94 Revue with fancy footwork 96 Old telecom giant 98 Holy Roman emperor, 1209-15 101 Primitive projectile 103 Itinerary 104 Based on __ story 105 Unsportsmanlike look 107 Jeweled topper 108 Tale of an ancient siege 109 "Ally McBeal" lawyer 110 Schmo 111 S. Grant foe? 112 Lacquered metalware 114 __ regni: in the year of the reign 115 Room renters 118 Brief version of this puzzle's title hidden in eight long puzzle answers Solution on page 5B Nosy neighbors need lessons in the art of being neighborly Shaking my head and smiling, I gazed a t the speaker on the church platform in C olorado and knew I could answer his t hought-provoking question only one w ay. Aresounding, "Yes!" After an initial greeting, he had sudd enly looked out at the congregation and a sked, "Are you spoiled by God's g race?" For a second, I chuckled as I thought h ow uniquely he had phrased his quest ion. We sing "Amazing Grace."We talk a bout how "by God's grace" this and t hat has occurred in our lives. We know t hat we are often the recipients of his g race when we may not even realize g race is at work. But, am I spoiled by God's grace, by h is undeserved favor? That got me to thinking about my n ame, Janet, which means grace of God. S o, for starters, just the fact that I have life that he sustains my every breath means I'm under his grace. To know that God through Jesus Christ settled the sin question and invites me through faith in him and his finished work on the cross to be his child for all eternity. I'm basking in his eternal grace. I then applied that same concept of grace to all the nittygritty aspects of life when even the minutest detail doesn't escape God's notice and needs are met beyond anything I could have hoped for. Am I spoiled by God's grace? Absolutely! Yet, when we think of the word, spoil,'we very often attach a negative meaning. Apicture of a spoiled child easily comes to mind as he expresses himself in tantrums because an indulgent parent has neglected loving discipline. But, this question instead transported me to a loving Father who cares about me enough to discipline me when necessary; but, who easily extends grace to the child he loves grace so extensive it exceeds my comprehension. As it is expressed in Ephesians 2: 6 9, NKJV, we read, "And raised us upin Christ Jesus, that in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast." This thanksgiving, I want to be sure and exude thankfulness to him for his extravagant grace. Selah Jan Merop of Sebring is a News-Sun correspondent and an award-winnin g writer. Are you spoiled by grace?Then Give thanks! Pause And Consider Jan Merop In their e-mail to me, his p arents call him "The Laziest K id in America." The child in q uestion, a third-grader, hides h is clothes rather than put t hem away properly (in truth, h iding them probably takes m ore effort), would somet imes rather poop in his b ritches than stop what he's d oing and go to the bathr oom, forgets to bring work t o or from school almost d aily, and is nasty to his pare nts when they don't give h im his way. He's bright but h is grades suffer because he d oesn't do his work. His mother says that he w ould love being confined to h is room with books only b ecause then he could be lazy a ll day, every day. He is curr ently on restriction with no a fter-school activities but d oesn't seem to care. If I had a dollar for every time I've h eard this story, etcetera. This little guy is proof of t he fact that of all the species o n the planet, only humans h ave the capacity to act d eliberately in ways that are c learly contrary to their best i nterests. He is also a living example of another, related, aspect of human nature: proper consequences do not always produce proper behavior. Thus, the battle-cry of many a teenager: "I don't care what you do to me!" Obviously, these parents are not in denial concerning their son's problems. They are not enablers. They have punished him appropriately for his irresponsibility. Under the circumstances, his stubborn laziness can be regarded as a clever form of defiance. Without being assertive, he is nonetheless asserting that no one has authority over him; that no one can tell The Almighty Him what to do. The fact that his defiance is not outwardly defiant is what makes it so "slippery" and therefore so frustrating. Most definitely, only an equally clever and slippery response will do, one that transfers frustration from parents to child. Another way of saying this: At the present time, the monkey of the problem is on the parents'backs. This child will not learn to tame his monkey until it's riding his back. Ahome visit from my old friend "The Doctor" is in order. I advised the parents to sit down with TLKIAand tell him they had spoken to a doctor about his problems, which they have now put in list form and affixed to the door of the refrigerator. The Doctor says that his problems are all symptoms of sleep deprivation. Some children need more sleep than others, he says. Some children have a very, very difficult time getting enough sleep, he says. These sleepy children do things like poop in their pants and forget school work. The Doctor says sleepdeprived children often talk back at their parents, backtalk being the sort of thing sleepy people do without thinking. Interestingly enough, sleep-deprived kids are usually smart kids. The better the brain works, the more sleep a person needs. The Doctor, after careful consideration, has said that this child must go to bed every night, seven days a week, lights out, at 6:30 in the evening until everything on the list has completely disappeared for one month. During this time, he cannot watch television, use a computer, or participate in any after-school activity. So, if every symptom of sleep-deprivation disappears for three weeks and then TLKIAhides his clothes instead of putting them away, the month starts over again. The perceptive reader may correctly surmise that this could take quite some time. That's true, but then this problem didn't develop overnight. Family psychologist John Rosemond answers questions at www.rosemond.com. Early bedtime may help Laziest Kid in America' get things on track Living With Children John Rosemond Dear Abby Classified Ads € 385-6155 NEWS-SUN

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LIVING 14B PAGE News-Sun Sunday, November 21, 2010 Don'tLugYourLuggageNavigating airport security, crowded terminals and long check-in lines can be stressful enough. Add luggage and gifts into the holiday travel mix and things can get really unpleasant. One solution travelers are turning to is shipping luggage to their destinations. "Traveling without a suitcase is a tremendous convenience, especially during the hectic holiday travel season. Having your luggage awaiting your arrival and tracking it along the way is even better," said Bryan Vial, The UPS Store franchisee from Phoenix, Ariz. "Ship your luggage as is or place it in a box for shipment. Or, at select locations, you can purchase a luggage box and avoid a suitcase altogether." Some major airline baggage fees can add up to over $100. Vial says that a luggage box of comparable size shipped via UPS Ground service is competitively priced and saves you time and hassle at the airport. If you are a member of the Automobile Association of America, you can receive a 15 percent discount off the full retail price of eligible products and services, and 5 percent off domestic U.S. shipping costs. Visit www.theupsstore.com for more information. Luggage Shipping TipsBecause of the duties and taxes associated with international shipments, The UPS Store does not recommend shipping luggage internationally. Federal Aviation Administration restrictions prohibit shipping hazardous materials, including colognes and perfumes, aerosol sprays, nail polish and cigarette lighters via air.Include packaging tape and a return shipping label in the luggage box for use when returning home. Photo courtesy of Getty ImagesShopSmartAvoid long lines, crowded parking lots and out-of-stock items with these helpful hints: Get Ready Before you head out to the mall, make a list of the gifts you want to buy and do some online price comparison. Use sites like BizRate, DealTime or Shopzilla, as well as check local ads to find the best price. You may want to call your local store to see if they have your item in stock, saving yourself a trip if they don't have it. Shop Early Plan to shop early in the day, and early in the season. Morning crowds tend to be lighter and sales assistants tend to be more attentive first thing. And the earlier in the season you shop, the less you have to deal with long lines and frustrated shoppers. Plus, this year, while there are 29 shopping days between Thanksgiving and Christmas, there are only 20 shipping days. Wrap It Up Pay a little extra and let a charity group at the store wrap your gifts for you. This saves you time later and frees you up to get other things done and you help a good cause. If you do any online or catalogue shopping, avoid having packages left on your doorstep by getting a mailbox at The UPS Store. You get a mailbox with a real street address, which accepts packages from all carriers. And, you can choose to receive an e-mail or text when you have a package waiting, avoiding unnecessary trips. No-HassleHolidayPackingMake sure your carefully chosen gifts get to their destinations intact with these helpful tips: For even less hassle, let the certified packing experts at The UPS Store handle the logistics of getting your gifts safely to your loved ones for the holidays. Participating locations offer the Pack & Ship Promise, which will reimburse customers in the event a center-packed item shipped via UPS is lost or damaged. Details are available at www.theupsstore.com. Dreaming of a Green Christmas?Participating The UPS Store locations offer holiday shippers the option to neutralize the climate impact of their packages for a small fee when shipping with UPS. And, many locations accept clean foam packaging peanuts for reuse. Happy Holiday PrintingTake the hassle out of printing holiday newsletters, programs and more. With online printing from The UPS Store, you can easily upload your documents, customize your printing and finishing options, preview the final project, and submit your project from the comfort of your home or office. Then, simply stop by to pick it up when you are shipping off holiday packages.DOCheck with experts before shipping fragile items (or items that might be considered hazardous or illegal to ship, such as perfume or cologne).Use materials the professionals use foam packaging peanuts, bubble cushioning and packaging tape to protect your gifts.Include a label on the inside of the package with both the destination and return addresses.Use a shipping option which provides a package-tracking number.Take batteries out of toys, electronics, etc., before shipping.Ship wrapped presents ahead to your destination, especially if traveling by air.DON'TWrap boxes in brown paper or tie with string.Use materials like newspaper or real popcorn to cushion items.Use old boxes or gift boxes for shipping items.Use duct tape, masking tape or cellophane tape to seal your boxes for shipping. KeyDatesforHolidayShippingMonday is the busiest shipping day of the week.The busiest shipping week of the 2010 season is expected to be December 13 to 17.If you are shipping international or to military personnel overseas, contact The UPS Store location nearest you to determine the best date to ensure on-time delivery.Most ground packages require five days or less to reach their destination, but if you're shipping coast-to-coast, it may take longer. Last-Minute Shipping Dates:Tuesday, December 21 Ship UPS 3 Day Select for delivery Friday, December 24.Wednesday, December 22 Ship UPS 2nd Day Air for delivery Friday, December 24.Thursday, December 23 Ship UPS Next Day Air for delivery Friday, December 24. FAMILYFEATURES T he holidays are supposed to be filled with love and good cheer, but the logistics of shopping for gifts, sending out cards, taking family trips and shipping packages can leave even the jolliest of people in a Scroogelike mood. Fortunately, there are some ways you can take the hassle out of the holidays and make them a little brighter for yourself and those around you. Photo courtesy of Getty Images



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Huge rally lifts Streaks to winPAGE1BAP college student shines on Jeopardy!PAGE2ANEWS-SUN Highlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 Sunday, November 21, 2010 www.newssun.com Volume 91/Number 141 | 75 cents www.newssun.com HighLow 81 57Complete Forecast PAGE 14A Mostly sunny and pleasant Forecast Question: Do you eat a traditional meal for Thanksgiving? Next question: Will you get up early to take advantage of Black Friday shopping? www.newssun.comMake your voice heard at Online Obituaries Margaret Asbury of Sebring William Goglin Age 87, of Sebring Obituaries, Page 5A Phone ... 385-6155 Fax ... 385-2453 Online: www.newssun.com Yes 93.2% No 6.8% 099099401007 Total votes: 92 Arts & Leisure 5B Bingo Schedule11B Business 9A Classifieds 11A Community Briefs5A Community Calendar12B Crossword Puzzle13B Dear Abby 113B Editorial & Opinion4A Horoscope 9B Living With Children13B Lottery Numbers2A Movie Times 13B News from the Watershed8B Sports On TV 2B Index locally owned community mindedHeartlandNational Bank Avon Park800 West Main St.863.453.6000Lake Placid600 U.S. Hwy 27 N.863.699.1300Sebring327 U.S. Hwy 27 N.863.386.1300Sun n Lake North5033 U.S. Hwy 27 N.863.386.1322www.heartlandnb.com PAGE14B News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Highlands County Sheriffs Office Deputy Kelly Lister and Lt. Sean Casey, along with other law enforcement officers, will take part in a 250-mile bike ride to Washington D.C. to raise awareness of officers who have died in the line of duty. Riding for those who have fallen By SAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comSEBRING Many law enforcement officers often perform duties in honor of civilians and innocent people. However two of Highlands Countys finest are preparing to pay tribute to two of their own. Deputy Kelly Lister and Lt. Sean Casey have began training for a bike marathon that will take place in the spring. Lister and Casey are members of the Police Unity Tour, a group of law enforcement officers, families and supporters that honor and raise awareness of officers who have died in the line of duty. Lister and Casey will join a few hundred law enforcement officers in Portsmouth, Va., on May 10, 2011 to begin a 250-mile trek to Washington, D.C. The marathon journey will take place over three days and gives Lister and Casey an opportunity to complete something the two have been eyeing for quite some time. I heard about it a couple years ago, said Lister. I wanted to sign up and participate but I had missed the deadline. Lister then caught wind of the Unity Tour again when Casey mentioned it earlier this year. I heard about it and mentioned it to Kelly and she said that she was interested in doing it, but she was worried we might have missed the registration deadline, said Casey. The two were in luck and managed to join the Chapter 8 branch of the Police Unity Tour. Chapter 8 is based in Florida but has supporters in North Carolina, South Carolina, Louisiana, Alabama and many other states. The chapters Duo begin training for 250-mile bike ride in tribute to officers who died in line of duty News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLE Y Ralph Hicks, with the National Transportation Safety Board and part of the team investigating the Wednesday night plane crash, addresses the media Friday. By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comSEBRING Its about who we were, and who we are, said veteran Mike Campbell. Campbell, and his family, were visiting the mobile replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C. on Thursday night, trying to locate a name of a family member who served. Emotion was thick, as were the memories, as Campbell, a Veteran of Desert Storm, along with hundreds of others, visited the Wall that Heals display located on the empty lot behind Lakeshore Mall. The half-sized replica was escorted into Highlands County on Wednesday by more than 500 veterans on motorcycle who came out to show their support for the traveling display. The outpouring of emotion has kept a steady pa ce of visitors who coming o ut to see the 58,249 names lis ted. On Veterans Day 199 6, the Vietnam Vetera ns Memorial Fund unveiled t he half-scale replica of t he Vietnam Veterans Memori al in Washington, D.C. The exhibit is designed to travel to communiti es throughout the Unit ed Wall that Heals brings emotions Memorial at Lakeshore Mall through today See WALL, page 6A See RIDE, page 8A By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comAVON PARK The last on-si te press conference was held Friday ne xt to the pasture where three people we re killed Wednesday night after the pla ne they were in crashed just east of t he intersection of County Road 64 and O ld Bombing Range Road. The unarmed, twin-engine Cess na went down while taking part in a trai ning exercise with the Air Force near t he Avon Park Bombing Range. Ralph Hicks, an investigator wi th National Transportation Safety Boar d, told the media the investigation was s ill Plane crash probe moving to next phase See CRASH, page 8A News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Art Ciesla of Avon Park quietly searches for the name of his cousin, James Francis Carloni, on Saturday while visiting The Wall That Heals behind the Lakeshore Mall in Sebring. Debris being taken to Lake County facility News-Sun photo by SAMANTHAGHOLAR Hill-Gustat students receive goodies from skateboarder Chris Dziema after a BMX performance on Friday morning. Dziema is one of four members of the Rise Above entertainment group who put on the show for the students. Story, page 3A. Students earn special show By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comAVON PARK The Avon Park City Council will take another step towards a public safety director on Monday. Released on Thursday, the agenda for the council has a spot for discussion of both a job description and a newspaper ad for the position. Earlier in the year, city staff had shown some reluctance about the position being able to work in Avon Park, and in a recent meeting, council was looking at a request for proposal of the position to study the actual economic and social impact of such a drastic change in staffing structure. In July, a union representative for International Association of Fire Fighters Local 31-31 Warren West expressed the fire departments misgivings about a safety director. I just dont think its a good idea, West said in July. The city has to ren egotiate our contract an y time they change the term s and conditions of our job s. The contract clearly stat es that we report to a fi re chief. Being without a chief over the past coup le of years has been real ly stressful for the depar tment. I do know that th is organizational structu re has not worked in oth er cities in the past. Sebrin g AP council to look at moving forward with safety director See SAFETY, page 8A Follow the News-Sun on www.twitter.com/thenewssun www.facebook.com/newssun and

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By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comAVON PARK People work hard at the Avon Park Youth Academy. The students struggle to learn new habits and ways of seeing the world while staff members persistently coax, push and prod the students toward a fulfilling life and marketable skills. Thanksgiving is a special holiday for these people who help save the lost, or who are finding their way back. These are people who understand the importance of small victories, and are grateful for every success. So APYAhas a special event every year right before Thanksgiving to celebrate a cook-off where, ironically, the very staff members who work together smoothly all year, squint their eyes, hide their family recipes, and cross wooden spoons against each other in a battle of culinary know-how and skill. Friday, eight civilians arrived from the outside world to take on the challenge of judging. They were not allowed to talk to contestants before the event, and strongly discouraged from taking cookie or cheese dip bribes. No winking, said Pete Zeeger, director of APYA, talking to his staff. No hand gestures, no begging with your eyes. I dont want complications. The backbone of the meal the ham, turkey and stuffing were produced in the academys kitchen by students in the culinary program. Students also turned the academy library into a festive dinning room with an autumn theme. One student, Justin the Cake Boss, has become such an excellent baker he was part of the dessert division judging team. To keep everything even, Hazier Figure Jr. who is in the culinary program at Avon Park High School and whose father works at the academy also served as a judge. While it may look suspicious, the three-man appetizer judging team chose Leslie Zeegers cheese dip in a bread bowl as the best appetizer. Leslie Zeeger is married to Pete Zeeger. Ernest Haynes won second place with a seafood dip to die for and Aseelah Knighten took third place with her spinach dip. Im a six time winner, said Knighten with a wicked grin. Rocio French won the entre division with a dish from her native Peru passed down through the Inca culture. It includes potatoes and native spices. Donna Whidden and Marilyn Card placed second and third respectively, Whidden for a pocket meatloaf, and Card for a seafood alfredo pasta. 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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 Thursday, Nov. 18: Felisha Caressa Acevedo, 22, of Avon Park, was charged with resisting an officer/obstruction without violence. Bobby Butler, 28, of Avon Park, was charged with manufacturing synthetic narcotics within 1,000 feet of a business or place of worship, possession of drug equipment, resisting an officer without violence and possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana. Daniel Lee Cassel, 33, of Sebring, was charged with non-support. Tiquan Lamar Faniel, 26, of Lakeland, was charged with non-support. Glasford Hamilton, 29, of Avon Park, was charged with resisting an officer/obstruction without violence. Jeffrey Alphonso Harris, 18, of Lake Placid, was charged with burglary of an unoccupied dwelling. Jesus Hernandez, 26, of Fort Myers, was booked on an immigration detainer. Richard Cordero Martinez, 40, of Lake Placid, was booked on an immigration detainer. Charles Anthony Oldham, 27, of Lakeland, was charged with driving while license suspended. James Luther Ralston, 34, of Sebring, was charged with contempt of court. Gregory Keith Sayler, 42, of Deland, was charged with non-support. Shawntele Christina Thompson, 19, of Avon Park, was charged with larceny. Alphonso Williams, 26, of Avon Park, was charged with resisting an officer/obstruction without violence. Special to the News-SunCULVER CITY, Calif. Avon Parks Hans von Walter, a 20-year-old biochemistry major at Southern Adventist University, placed third in the Jeopardy! College Championship, taking home $25,000 in cash. Von Walter competed against 14 undergraduates from across the country during the two-week competition. It was the first time Southern Adventist University has been represented in the College Championship. Making it to the top three was an utter shock, von Walter said. It felt great to show that my little school could compete against some of the most well-known universities in the country and show my school pride. It was hands down the best experience of my life. Von Walter, who watched the final match with a small group of friends, credits h is performance to the suppo rtive community at Southe rn Adventist. Im immensely gratef ul to my teachers for workin g out my scholastic conflic ts, my friends for their suppo rt and the administration f or being so enthusiastic. Von Walter is an offic er of the pre-med club at t he university and would like to attend medical school. H e plans to use his earnings to buy a new cello or trav el through Asia and Australi a. I dont think Im going to be a completely differe nt person now. I still fin d myself ordering water at restaurants and drivin g around on $5 worth of gas , he joked. Erin McLean, a soph omore at Boston Universit y, finished first in the comp etition, winning $100,00 0. Second place winner Sa m Spaulding, a sophomore at Yale University, earn ed $50,000. Avon Park college student takes third in Jeopardy! tourney Courtesy pho to Avon Parks Hans von Walter, a 20-year-old biochemistry major at Southern Adventist University, placed third in the Jeopardy! College Championship. By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comSEBRING Pending approval by the B oard of County Commissioners, Ann L indsay-Baker, retired director of curriculum f or county schools, will take over as chairw oman of the Childrens Services Council f ollowing the retirement of current chairw oman Kathy Main, a school district social w orker. Darlene Phypers, co-founder of AgV enture, was chosen as vice-chairwoman, foll owing Patty English, a teacher, who has also f ulfilled her term of office. Five individuals were also nominated to s erve as voting members of the council: M arlene Martinez, Rubin Ancrum, Scott C rutchfield, Susan Buelow and Peggy S chilling. In her final official words, Main spoke of how processes have changed in working with children. Main said she began her career in 1979. During the 1980s, it was impossible for representatives of one agency to talk to a representative of a different agency about any specific child. I would have been fired for sharing information about a child, Main said. Its nothing short of a miracle that we now all can come together school people, the police, the (Department of Children and Families). She praised the council as a place where representatives of key agencies can communicate and brainstorm policy options. Serving on the council has been the highlight of my career, she said. Childrens Services Council nominates new chair, members News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY Sebring police chief Tom Dettman has the difficult task of judging staff cooking at the 6th Annual Avon Park Youth Academy Cook-Off Friday. Somethings cooking out at APYA Staff battles it out in cooking contest News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY Six Avon Park Youth Academy students entertained staff members and guests Friday with forceful, unified, and awe inspiring drumming performances. They are part of the Primal Connection program. See APYA, page 3A LAKE PLACID All mainten ance, repairs and water testing are c omplete on the Placid Utility S torage tank. The above-ground storage tank w as put back in service on S aturday. Extreme water conservat ion efforts for the Placid Utility W ater System are rescinded. Work on Placid Utilities water tank complete Classified Ads 385-6155 NEWS-SUN

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By SAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comSEBRING Students at Hill-Gustat Middle School were awarded with a BMX show at their school on Friday. Many students participated in a fundraiser selling cookie dough and other items for the last nine weeks and helped raise thousands of dollars for the school. On Friday, the students all poured out of their classrooms and watched the Rise Above entertainment team perform amazing stunts. The BMX stars travel the country displaying their talents. Hill-Gustat students were very excited to see the mid-air flips and tricks the team performed. They were even more excited to see Principal Chris Doty get in on the fun. Yall want to see your principal get jumped over? asked manager Dan Sieg. The students were of course enthusiastic and ready to see the trick. Cyclists Justin Wood rode a few practice laps before clearing the ramp and the seated Doty by three feet. Aspecial group of students were treated to a meet-andgreet with the team following the performance. Ten students in grades 6-8 sold enough to earn the special treat. The students that sold 15 items or more get to meet the team. They are all really excited. We are proud of them all, said Doty. The students drilled the BMX stars with questions about their craft and how to be better riders and skaters. There is going to be someone who is better at you at something. I ride with huge BMX names everyday, but seeing them made me want to improve and I did. Its motivation to be better and find what you are good at and excel in that, said Sieg. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, November 21, 2010Page 3A Hill-Gustat students earn BMX show News-Sun photo by SAMANTHAGHOLAR BMX biker Justin Wood (left) takes a break after performing numerous air-flips and stunts, including jumping over Principal Chris Doty. The Hill-Gustat students enjoyed every minute of the BMX stars show. News-Sun photo by SAMANTHAGHOLAR Makala Stamboni, Darius Steele, Brock Barnicle, Adrian Brown, Dalton Hammon, Josh Crouch, Nathan Littlefield, Ragan Ard, and Alex Colon all were top sellers of the HillGustat fundraiser and were awarded a meet and greet with the BMX Rise Above entertainment team. The students sold 15 items or more. BMX stars (second row, left to right) Justin Wood, Chris Dziema, Dan Sieg (manager) and Cory Yabrough performed stunts for the Hill-Gustat students that participated in the fundraiser. s ion, winning the judges o ver with what they d escribed as a cheese casser ole with everything that b rought out the flavor. It c ontained hashbrowns, c heese and onions. Lois Wakeland took seco nd place with a dish the j udges called sweet potat oes and walnuts but turned o ut to be butternut squash a nd pecans. Diana Richel was awarded t hird place for her delectable r ice casserole. The dessert division j udges had the toughest c hoices to make. Tracy Mitchell took first place with what she calls Rocky Road Cake its made with Butterfinger candy bars. Second place went to Whidden for her pineapple squares. Christina Kuhn won third place with a dangerously delicious pumpkin cheese cake. Lori Princess Wilkin would have won first place for best presentation for her colorful plates of creamy yellow garlic humus, ecru tinted bread points, tiny scarlet tomatoes and other vermilion and forest green garnish if there was such an award, but which, she added with a faux tear, there is not. Then she showed a reporter a cell-phone picture she took of her work before it was ravaged by the double dipping hungry. What gave the warmhearted, family style event an exotic touch of class was a drum performance by six students under the direction of Primeval Connections David Leavitt. The young men had the finesse and crispness of professionals the kind of precise sound that only comes after hours of practice. Continued from page 2A News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY A PYA staff did themselves proud at the 6th Annual APYA Cook-Off. (From left) Lori Princess Wilkin; Leslie Zeegers; Christina Kuhn, whose pumpkin cheese cake took 3rd place in the dessert division; and Aseelah Knighten whose spinach dip took 3rd place in the appetizer division. APYAstaff holds tasty contest By CHARLES J. HANLEY APSpecial CorrespondentNEWYORK The last t ime the world warmed, 1 20,000 years ago, the C ancun coastline was s wamped by a 7-foot (2.1m eter) rise in sea level in a f ew decades. Aweek from now at that M exican resort, frustrated n egotiators will try again to h ead off a new global delu ge. The disappointment of C openhagen the failure o f the annual U.N. confere nce to produce a climate a greement last year in the D anish capital has raised d oubts about whether the l ong-running, 194-nation t alks can ever agree on a l egally binding treaty for r eining in global warming. Its clear after C openhagen that the U.N. p rocess is on probation, a cknowledged Alden M eyer of the Washingtonb ased Union of Concerned S cientists, a veteran o bserver and supporter of t he process. Even the Mexican hosts o f the Nov. 29-Dec. 10 U .N. conference question w hether it is the best way t o work with 194 count ries, as Mexicos environm ent secretary, Juan Rafael E lvira Quesada, put it. We must be really open a nd sincere. Do we need to m ake an evolution to a new m ethodology? Elvira a sked in an Associated P ress interview. The core failure has been i n finding a consensus form ula for mandatory reduct ions in countriesemiss ions of carbon dioxide and o ther global warming g ases, byproducts of power p lants, other industries, a griculture and automob iles. For 13 years, the United S tates has refused to join t he rest of the industrialized world in the Kyoto Protocol, a binding pact to curb fossil-fuel emissions by modest amounts. More recently, as China, India and other emerging economies exempted from the 1997 Kyoto pact have sharply increased emissions, they have rejected calls by the U.S. and others to commit by treaty to restraints. No one expects Cancun to resolve that standoff. Instead, delegates will focus on climate financial aid, deforestation and other secondary building blocks to try to revive momentum toward an umbrella deal at next years conference in South Africa or at the Rio de Janeiro Earth Summit in 2012. We expect a positive attitude and a restoration of confidence in the multilateral system at Cancun, said Grenadas U.N. ambassador, Dessima Williams, chair of an alliance of island nations already facing early impacts of climate change. While the global talks plod along, those impacts seem to be accelerating. The worlds warming oceans, for example, are rising at twice the 20th centurys average rate, expanding from the heat and the runoff of melting land ice, says the Geneva-based World Climate Research Program. More ice is melting in Greenland and Antarctica than earlier thought, worried scientists report. Authoritative projections of 2007 that seas might rise by up to 0.59 meters (1.94 feet) by 2100 now appear too conservative. The Yucatan peninsula, where the upcoming talks will take place, once experienced how quickly warming can remake coastlines. As world warms, negotiators give talks another try Associated PressCHARLESTON, S. C. Experts at an intern ational conference di sagreed Friday on wheth er its safe to eat seafoo d from the Gulf of Mexi co after the oil spill earli er this year. The government sa ys Gulf seafood is safe to ea t. However, Ed Cake, pres ident of Gu lf Environmental Associat es in Ocean Springs, Mis s., told the Internation al Conference on Shellfi sh Restoration, We have a lot of concern about wh at is going on down there. Theyre doing the sn iff and taste test, Cake sai d. We as human beings n o longer have the noses of bloodhounds. I will not e at any seafood coming fro m the central Gulf at th is point. After the Deepwat er Horizon rig explode d, some 170 million gallo ns of oil spewed from an undersea well. Large are as of the Gulf were closed to fishing for a time becau se of the spill. Cake and othe rs appeared on a panel di scussing shellfish restor ation in the wake of the di saster. Earl Melancon, a mari ne biology professor at Nicholls State Universi ty, said hes been ask ed numerous times in rece nt weeks whether he ea ts Gulf seafood. I do eat Gulf seafoo d and I do eat Gulf shrim p and oysters and crabs, he said. Experts disagree on Gulf seafood safety Associated PressThanksgiving pump prices are certain to be t he highest in three years, although a recent d rop in oil should lead mean lower prices for d rivers once the weekend road trips are done w ith. Gasoline prices reached an average of $ 2.89 a gallon earlier this week, just 3 cents t he 2010 high of $2.92 reached in May. R ising oil prices, a seasonal drop in refinery o utput and a weaker dollar had all contributed t o a 5-cent increase in retail gas prices in the p ast month. But oil prices have retreated about 7 perc ent over the 8 days, a decline that is slowly s howing up at the pump. And gasoline d emand will tail off after the long holiday weekend, putting additional downward pressure on prices. Probably as soon as the turkeys done, youll start to see prices head back down, PFGBest analyst Phil Flynn said. The national average for a gallon of unleaded regular gasoline was $2.883 Friday, according to AAA, Wright Express and Oil Price Information Service. Thats still about a quarter more than a year ago. Any price above $2.64 per gallon will be the highest average price on the day before Thanksgiving since gas sold for $3.09 on Nov. 21, 2007. Tom Kloza, chief oil analyst at Oil Price Information Service, predicted the national average will drop toward $2.75 a gallon during the winter. Gas prices expected to start dropping

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T he promotion of Avon Parks project mana ger, Maria S utherland, to assist ant city manager, a nd the election of h er husband, Parke S utherland, to the c ity council has r aised some quest ions about the ethics o f the situation.When Maria was project m anager for the city, it was d ecided that having Parke sit a s special magistrate, ruling o n code enforcement issues, w as not a problem. Although the two were b oth gaining benefit from t heir offices, they were isol ated from conflicts by a c ouncil and a city manager t hat made those appointm ents. At least two degrees of d epartmental separation were i n place. When Maria was selected b y council to serve as interim a nd then city manager, little d iscussion was engaged a bout the situation because M aria announced that she w ould only serve until a new c ity manager was hired, and t hen she would return to the p osition of project manager. Then Maria was given the t itle of assistant city manage r, which sounds like an o ffice within the city itself, a nd days later Parke was e lected to the council. Marias decisions, projects a nd proposals are currently v oted on by the council, and s oon will be voted on by her h usband. Their talent is undeniable, and their ability to lead a citys government is unquestioned to date. Both have proven themselves to be intelligent and well informed in the matters of Avon Parks city government, and both have a handle on what is happening in the community. But what now? Does this present the appearence that something may be ethically wrong? At what point is a husband and wife team not the right fit for local government? Do we trade a good project manager, now assistant manager, with a proven track record of gaining some grant money for a council member? How do you avoid conflict of interest? Is it ethical for a council member to make decisions and suggestions directly about his wifes work in a government setting? Or, does Parke abstain from votes on his wifes projects, making him ineffective in matter of grants and major public works projects? As a council member, does Parke now hold unwarranted sway over city projects and decisions? What about the budget approval process? Can new City Manager Bruce Behrens effectively manage one of his own employees knowing that his boss may disagree at some point? Husband and wife in Avon Parks city government has happened before when Tom Macklin was elected to mayor and his wife Tammy Macklin worked as a secretary in the fire department. But Tammy Macklin was not in a position to have to stand and report on projects before her own husband on every agenda, and his influence on matters of discipline were separated by a couple of levels of government. Some hard questions are going to be asked in the near future about what, if any, conflicts of interest may arise between a council member and a city employee, and what direction the city of Avon Park will take. It needs to be discussed, in order to help answer questions from the public about how government operates efficiently in such a situation. Lets hope it is the best for the citizens of Avon Park in the long run, but only time will tell. Page 4ANews-SunSunday, November 21, 2010www.newssun.com EDITORIAL& OPINION TODAYSEDITORIALTODAYSLETTERS 2227 U.S. 27 South Sebring, FL 33870 863-385-6155 NEWSROOMROMONA WASHINGTONPublisher/Executive Editor Ext. 515editor@newssun.com SCOTT DRESSELEditor Ext. 516scott.dressel@newssun.comDAN HOEHNESports Editor Ext. 528daniel.hoehne@newssun.com ADVERTISINGVICKIE JONESExt. 518vickie.jones@newssun.com CIRCULATIONTONY MCCOWANExt. 522anthony.mccowan@newssun.com PRE-PRESSKEN BAREFIELDProduction Coordinator Ext. 594prepress@newssun.com BUSINESS OFFICEJANET EMERSONExt. 596legals@newssun.com Should husband and wife both serve in the same government? I have traveled by plane three times this past year. The latest incident being a little over a month ago when I went to Oregon for a writers workshop. I say this so that you understand that Ive been through the fun and exciting experience known as airport security screening not all that long ago. I am the first to admit that airport security screening is a big fat pain in the neck. Here is the joy I get to go through every time I wind up flying: I get to remove my shoes, my jacket (if Im wearing it), and my waistpack and/or purse and put them in a bin. I have to pull my laptop out of its case and put it in a bin all by itself. I have to pull out part of my CPAPmachine out and put ITin a bin all by itself so someone can swab it and acknowledge its not dangerous. I do this while apologizing profusely to anyone unfortunate enough to be in line behind me because this all takes time. After I get all this shoved into the X-ray scanner then I walk through the metal detector and get to put everything back together, still apologizing to the people waiting for me to get out of their way. Then I have to find a place to sit and get my shoes on. By now I feel as if Ive already traveled quite a ways and I havent even gotten on the plane yet. At least I have managed to avoid the by now infamous putdown that has become major news, thanks in part to a young man capturing his experience on his cell phones video camera. Now, just before Thanksgiving, a number of travelers are up in arms about recent escalations in security screening. Not only are the pat downs a part of the news, but also the full body scanners, which apparently create a picture of you naked that someone looks at. These files are supposed to be deleted. If you believe that these can never be leaked to the general public, I have a nice bridge in Brooklyn you might like to buy. People against all this call the new procedures invasive, humiliating and unnecessary. Defenders pull the safety card. They claim this is indeed needed to protect airliners from terrorist attack. Im all for safety in flying. I want to board a plane with reasonable certainty that no one on the flight is going to try to attack me or blow the plane up. No argument there. But are we safer because TSAofficials frisk or scan people at random? Or because everyone who chooses to fly is treated as a suspected terrorist? In a perfect world, wed have a method in place that worked smarter not harder. Where invasive means were reserved for those who actu ally raised suspicions. Whe re intelligence and common sense played a part. However, we dont live i n a perfect world. I may not b e thrilled with the body scan machine, and I really do no t want to be groped. But unti l someone gets a clue, I may have to choose between those options the next time I fly. Something to make the thought of air travel even less appealing. What will I choose? Tim e will tell. Just pray youre n ot behind me in the security line the next time you fly my indecision is sure to mean Ill take even more time to get through security Sorry for holding you up. Laura Ware is a Sebring re sident. She can be contacted by e-mail at bookwormlady @ embarqmail.com Guilty until proven innocent Make sure to sign your letter and include your address and phone number Anonymous letters will be automatically rejected. Please keep your letters to a maximum of 400 words. We have to make room fo r everybody. Letters of local concern take priority. Send your letter to 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL33870; drop it off at the same address; fax 385-1954; or e-mail editor@newssun.com. Lauras Look Laura Ware Natures cycle? E ditor: I live in a mobile home p ark where you would not e xpect to be able to do much b ird watching. However, s ince I have a good sized h edge in the planter in my f ront yard that provided r oosting space for about two d ozen sparrows and two pair o f mourning doves, I got to d o a bit of amateur watchi ng. The list that I kept shows t hat for the last year I have i dentified 24 different s pecies of birds. Acouple of r are ones, to me, were the O rchard Orioles, Scrub Jays, R ed Tailed Hawk, Coopers H awk, Blue Bird, Brown T htasheer and some misp laced Limpkins. The bird population has b een gradually disappearing f or the last year. My days c ount of sparrows never e xceed four or five. Doves h ave multiplied and now I h ave six or eight at a time f eeding in my feeding area ( bare spots in the yard where g rass refuses to grow). We have seen two cases w here we saw Hawks catchi ng sparrows, one in an aeria l snatch and the other when a Coopers Hawk set down on t he bird bath with a live s parrow clutched in his c laws. The sparrow was still a live and squealing. I tried t o scare him from the feeder h oping he would drop his p rey. He got scared and left, b ut with the little bird still in h is grasp. We have lost other birds d ue to stray cats but I have b een able to scare the cats a way. Since the Hawks are p rotected by law and to s hoot a shotgun in our park w ould be an excuse to termin ate our residence, there is o bviously nothing we can do a bout the Hawks. Hopefully, since the little bird population here has declined greatly, maybe the preying birds will move to other areas and let our little ones rebuild. Mother Nature sure has funny ways of operating, both with birds, animals, landscape and humans, so there is always hope the good days will come again. Hope Im here to see them. Woodie Jackson SebringThanks for supporting golf tourneyEditor: Asincere thanks to all who golfed our third annual Doc Decker Memorial Golf Tournament. We appreciate the support and generosity from the community. We would also like to thank the prize contributors for their generous support. Im sure Doc would have been very proud to see such kindness and support in his honor. Addie Decker and family SebringThank you, Safe HouseEditor: Over the years I have donated to many charitable organizations in need in Sebring. The first and only time I have received a thank you note: It was from the Safe House. Thank you, Safe House. Debra West SebringSpending, borrowing not the answerEditor: The election is over, but the work has just begun. There were many requests for serious consistent prayer. I know there many of us who responded and God has intervened; the war is far from over. This is no time to be involved in the blame game. I think we would all have to agree that. In no time in history has this beloved country upheld and encouraged so many ungodly things which, if continued, we will surely suffer the consequences. God will not permit these things to continue unpunished. Our nation has never been in debt to the extent it is today. Our president didnt seem to give any thought to the expense incurred in taking his extended vacation. I think it behooves each of us to do what we can to improve the situation. Too much emphasis has been put on material things and too little on the spiritual. It has gotten way out of balance. There surely must be many places spending can be cut without sacrificing Social Security, which many want to lump with other social programs. Social Security and Medicare should be last on the agenda. It is a wonderful program which we are providing for all of our working years. These other programs come from the taxpayer and should be implemented only when we are financially able to do so; they have gotten way out of line. Depending on the government has become a way of life for many for generations. This is absolutely ridiculous. If we keep printing money, the dollar will have lost its value. That cant be the answer. All this borrowing is not the answer. Our government has got to learn to operate within its means just as a family or any business has to do. Our taxes are already too high. All this were sending to other countries has to stop. If we cant take care of our own, we shouldnt be trying to take care of everyone else. We do have many good Christian programs that help in many ways, both at home and abroad, but sacrificing to help someone voluntarily is not the same as being taxed to help. Freedom is one of the most important elements of our society and should always be a first priority. Getting rid of the immigration problem would be a huge help. This is costing millions which we cant afford. Immigration is grea t, but we need a limit and for now this needs to be sorted out with no more allowed until we can afford it and our laws need to be enforce d to keep these things intact. Alot of this expense cou ld and should be eliminated. In closing, Im praying that each of us will continu e praying for Gods leadershi p and for wisdom individuall y and nationally. May our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ guide us as we obediently follow. 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By CHRIS HUDON The Vero Beach Press-JournalVERO BEACH When no one else would care for Paco, an abused Moluccan cockatoo who was fed marijuana by her first owners and pecked a hole in her own chest, there was only one place she could turn. Whos going to take care of Paco if not me? said Gary Brady, 70, curator of the exotic animal sanctuary Critter Haven. She was a bird that no one would take and now she has a permanent home. Brady wakes up each morning and has his coffee alongside nearly 200 exotic animals, some that have been abused. Indian River Countys only exotic animal safe harbor is Bradys home, which is on 10 acres southwest of Vero Beach. It operates with no grants or donations. However as times get tougher, Brady said, Critter Haven might not be able to continue. He has paid for the animal sanctuary and some of the animals there out of his own pocket for almost two decades, but needs community help to keep his vision going through the years. Hes hoping businesses will sponsor projects to repair some of the enclosures for animals. Hes also looking for donated food, veterinary help and volunteers. Critter Haven is licensed through the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, but it is not a nonprofit. It doesnt make money, either. Its a place for these animals to live out their lives. Its not open to the public nor does Brady adopt out the animals because many cant be owned privately without a special license or have a history of abuse, he said. State officials randomly inspect the property for cleanliness and the treatment of animals. Ive always had a desire to help animals and it just kept growing as the need was there, said Brady. Critter Haven fills a niche. We have a terrific Humane Society here and a home for native species, but were the only ones filling the need to take care of exotics. Brady began Critter Haven 18 years ago with his wife Beverly Brady, who shared in his love of animals until she died four years ago. Brady once owned a hot air ballooning corporation in Quebec, Canada. After moving to Indian River County he taught elementary art and was the art coordinator for Indian River County schoo ls. At his facility there is a free-flight aviary, a Sou th American area, a herpetariu m for reptiles, amphibians, fi sh and smaller enclosures f or mammals and birds. Afew of the anima ls housed at Critter Hav en include brown lemurs fro m Madagascar, llamas, Au stralian emu, wolves, pe acocks, a tarantula, an Afric an grey parrot and a Vietname se pot-bellied pig. Ageneral manager staf fs the facility along with fo ur student volunteers who pl an to enter zoo keeping or a related field. Tommy Brandt returns to Leisure LakesLAKE PLACID H ighlands Countys own N ashville recording star T ommy Brandt will be in c oncert this morning at the L eisure Lakes Baptist C hurch. Brandt has delighted g roups across America with h is country gospel music. Called by many the heart a nd voice of todays C hristian Country Music, B randt has just returned f rom Nashville where he was o nce again awarded the Male V ocalist of the Year and the S ong of the Year. He will be sharing music a nd testimony during the 11 a .m. service, followed by d inner on the grounds. The church is just off M iller Road at the western e nd of Lake June in the L eisure Lakes section. E veryone is welcome. Call t he church at 699-0671 for m ore information.LP Chamber collecting toysLAKE PLACID The G reater Lake Placid C hamber of Commerce will b e collecting new, u nwrapped toys and gifts for c hildren to the age of 16. All d onations will be sent to M anna Ministries. Items can b e dropped off at the Greater L ake Placid Chamber of C ommerce at 18 N. Oak A ve. through Dec. 10. For further information, c all 465-4331.Queens of A bundance meet Dec. 13SEBRING Christmas is j ust around the corner and Q ueens of Abundance will c elebrate with a party theme luncheon in the meeting room of Dots Restaurant in Sebring Shopping Square at 11:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 13 with each Red Hatter bringing a $10 gift exchange. Tickets are now on sale for the March 24 Green Spring Fling at Brighton in the Bingo Hall starting at 10:30 a.m. sharp. Aholiday decorated red/purple hat contest will open the event with judging and parade. Pick your own favorite holiday and design your hat accordingly. Lunch will be served immediately after with Bingo to follow. Lunch tickets are $9.95 and can be purchased from Becky until March 10. Bingo Paks at $13 will be sold by the Bingo Crew during the luncheon. In fitting with disorganized red hat tradition, St. Patricks Day will also be celebrated after the fact. Contact Becky for tickets at 3 Cherrywood Way, Lake Placid, FL33852; call 4650161 or e-mail beckshel@embarqmail.com.Events planned at lodges, postsAVON PARK The Combat Veterans Memorial VFWPost 9853 will have football on five big screen televisions today. Karaoke is scheduled from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday. For more information, call 452-9853. Highlands County Moose Lodge 2494 will have a meeting at 2 p.m. today. Music by Woody at 3 p.m. The 40/8 meeting is at 6 p.m. Tuesday; Cabane inside, Voiture outside. For more information or times of events, call 452-0579. LAKE PLACID The Lake Placid Moose 2374 will have NASCAR Homestead at 1 p.m. on the screen. For more information or times of events, call the lodge 465-0131.Shrine Ladies play BuncoAVON PARK The public (men, too) is invited to play Bunco at the Highlands Shrine Club, 2604 State Road 17 South at noon Tuesday. The event is open to new and/or experienced players; cost is $2 per person. Call 471-2425 for information.Orchid Society meets MondaySEBRING The Orchid Society of Highlands County will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Monday. The meetings are held at the Bert J. Harris Jr. Agricultural Center, 4509 George Blvd. The speaker this month will be Paul Phelps, owner of Phelps Farm Orchids in Tampa. His presentation will be on controlling pest and diseases that attack orchid plants. Phelps specializes in Cattleya Orchids and will have an assortment of blooming plants for sale. This is an ideal time to purchase a plant and give it to someone on Thanksgiving. Guests are always welcome and participants do not have to be knowledgeable of orchids to attend. For additional information, contact Ed Fabik at 465-2830 or by e-mail at orchidman124@yahoo.com or go to the Web site orchidsocietyhighlands.org/.Recreation Club plans eventsSEBRING The Sebring Recreation Club, 333 Pomegranate Ave., will host the following events this week: Monday Ladies Social Club 1 p.m. Shuffleboard scrambles 1:15 p.m. Tuesday Closed Election Day. Thursday Thanksgiving Day carry-in dinner 12 noon. Friday Mini-shuffleboard tournament 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 29 Ladies Social Club 1 p.m. Shuffleboard scrambles 1:15 p.m. For more information, call 385-2966.AP Chamber luncheon is TuesdayAVON PARK Avon Park Chamber of Commerce Membership Luncheon, sponsored by Floridas Heartland REDI Program, will feature speaker Keith Engh, outreach services. The lunch will be at noon Tuesday at the Hotel Jacaranda. Cost is $10 per person. Please RSVPby e-mail or call the Chamber office, 453-3350. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, November 21, 2010Page 5A Established in 1985. MARGARET COURTNEY ASBURYMargaret Courtney Asbury died on November 17, 2010, while recuperating from a recent surgery. She had lived in Richmond, Virginia in recent years after a long residence in Sebring, Florida. She moved to Richmond to be close to family following the death of her husband, Grover Lee Dutch Asbury. Margaret was a native of West Virginia born and raised in Ronceverte. Margaret and Dutch were long time residents of southern West Virginia, having met and wed while attending West Virginia University in 1947. Dutch followed a career in the coal industry and Margaret turned her energies to raising their two children. After years as a stay-at-home Mom, she returned to college graduating with a Bachelors degree from Bluefield State College in 1967. Following her graduation, she had a long and successful career as a teacher at Pocahontas High School, Pocahontas, Virginia. For years after her retirement she still received calls and letters from former students testifying to her positive influence on their lives. The couple retired to Sebring, Florida for a well deserved and much enjoyed retirement. They relished golf and other activities, and became active and well beloved members of their community. Margaret was preceded in death by her husband and younger son, Clifford Lace Asbury; she is survived by her son, the Rev. Giles L. Asbury of Los Angeles, California; her daughter-in-law, Ms. Georgianna Muffin Asbury of Locust Hill, Virginia. In addition, she is survived by five grandchildren, Wendy Asbury Galleher, Kelly Coles Asbury, Christopher Courtney Asbury, Agnes Courtni Asbury, Tyler Forrest Lee Asbury; and one great grandson Clifford Braxton Galleher. A memorial service was held at the Chapel of Imperial Plaza and interment followed shortly afterward at Christ Church Parish in Christ Church, Virginia. In lieu of floral offerings the family asks that donations be made to the Friends of Cliff Asbury Foundation. Donations, cards and letters can be sent c/o Ms. Muffin Asbury 125 Osprey Rd. Locust Hill, VA 23092. William Goglin, 87, died November 18, 2010. He was a Sebring resident for 26 years but was originally from Stratford & Southbury, CT. He was known around Sebring Hills for playing taps on his trumpet outside of homes that displayed the American flag on Veterans Day and Memorial Day. Music was a large part of his life starting back in the 40s when as a band leader he entered and won a big band contest as Billy Goglin & the Music Makers. He continued playing with dance & wedding bands for years & after moving to Sebring joined the Highlandaires, Die Oberlander & a brass quintet. Most recently his talents took a new direction as a contestant in the 2009 & 2010 Highlands Idol. An audience favorite & the oldest contestant, he was forced to withdraw this year due to health reasons. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Shirley and son, Billy, who is a regular at the Kegel Bowling Alley. Also daughter Donna & husband Ron Gustaitis of The Villages, FL. Grandson Kris, wife Kate & great granddaughter Erin Gustaitis of Middleboro, MA. Grandson Ken, wife Crystal & great grandson Grey Gustaitis of Stamford, CT. Granddaughter Kim, husband Jeff & great grandsons Kyler & Xander Cots of Groveland, FL and sister Gloria Trede of Southbury, CT & many nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at Sebring Hills Clubhouse, Saturday, November 27, 2010 at 1:00 PM. STEPHENSON-NELSON FUNERAL HOME Sebring, Florida 863-385-0125 www.stephensonnelsonfh.comWILLIAM GOGLIN COMMUNITYBRIEFS Courtesy photo Ridge Area Arcs WienerFest 2010, held Nov. 13 at the Avon Park Memorial Field, attracted dachshunds, and their owners, from all over central Florida. About 35 dogs entered the Wiener Dog Race. The Top Dog winner for WienerFest 2010 was Auggie, owned by Kenneth and Mary Hosier of Sebring. Special to the News-SunAVON PARK Ridge Area Arcs W ienerFest 2010, which was held Nov. 13 a t the Avon Park Memorial Field, attracted d achshunds, and their owners, from all over c entral Florida. These serious, and some not s o serious racers, came from Orlando to the n orth, Temple Terrace to the west, and as far s outh west as Estero. Anew addition to this years race was the d og house shaped starting chutes. Most d ogs and their owners were very pleased w ith the new chutes. However, any time you p ut five dogs together there will be some w ho go around the back of the dog house or i n some cases, just never leave the chute. E ither way, it made for great fun for those w atching from the bleachers. Race organizer Cindy Marshall reported t hat 35 dogs entered in the Wiener Dog R ace. The Top Dog winner for WienerFest 2 010 was Auggie, owned by Kenneth and M ary Hosier of Sebring. This category was o pen for all dogs. The Adult Dog winner, ages 1-8, was F lauge, owned by Cheri Lander of Avon P ark. The Puppy winner, for dogs under age 1 was Millie, owned by Jennifer Hanewald of Temple Terrace. The Senior/Handicapped winner, for dogs with a disability or age 9 or older, was Annie, owned by Margie Segel of Kissimmee. There were 37 dogs entered in the Wiener Walk. The Best Dressed Dog was Baxter, dressed as a peacock, owned by Elena Kay of Orlando. The Best Dressed Team (owner/dog) was Clarence and Bailey, both owned by David and Brenda Bernella of Sebring. The owners and dogs were all dressed as hot dogs. The Best Float was Bailey and Charlie, owned by Craig Seniow and Rea Myers of Lake Placid. They were riding in a Christmas float complete with human reindeer. Sponsors for the event were Dave and Doris Magowan, Fizzion, News-Sun, Alan Jay Automotive, Citrus Animal Clinic, County Commissioner Barbara Stewart, Dog Designs by Dana, Duffers Sports Grille, Heacock Insurance, and Highlands Today. WienerFest organizers plan to make this an annual event to raise funds to support the services and programs provided by Ridge Area Arc. Auggie wins Arcs Wiener Dog Race Critter Haven seeks help caring for exotic animals

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The Museum chronicles the Vietnam War era and the unique healing power of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, while the Information Center serves as a venue for people to learn about friends and loved ones lost in the war. The website states that since its dedication, The Wall That Heals has visited more than 300 cities and towns throughout the nation, spreading the Memorials healing legacy to millions. In addition to its U.S. tour stops, the exhibition made its first-ever international journey in April 1999 to the Four Provinces of Ireland to honor the Irish-born casualties of the Vietnam War and the Irish-Americans who served. It has also traveled to Canada. The traveling museum, with sentiments, post cards, letters and actual donated memorabilia, is available for viewing to the public at the mall 24 hours a day through today. 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TX129 JX059 CX007 CX135 JX081CX004 CX139 JX079 TX131 News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Judi Sneesby of Sebring takes a moment to absorb the magnitude of The Wall Saturday morning in Sebring. Sneesby visited to wall to find the name of her friends son, Jamie Barton, who died in 1971 at the age of 20. Continued from page 1A Wall That Heals at mall through today News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY Members of the Florida Garden Railway A ssociation came all the w ay from Tampa Bay to set up a Christmas countryside display at the Palms Friday afternoon. Here (from left) Ciera Nyhan, 9, and her sister Nicole Nyman, 7 who were visiting their grandfather admire the two track, two train display. Palms resident Ruth Dunham shares their wonder of the LBG gauge trains. T he trains are also known as garden trains, because they are big enough to set up outdoors. Go to fgrs.org for more information. Train display makes stop at The Palms Associated PressMOAB, Utah Officers swarmed a rugged Utah canyon we st of Moab Saturday, searc hing for a man who sh ot and critically wounded a park ranger. SWATteams mov ed into the canyon near t he Colorado River whi le boats patrolled the ban ks and a helicopter watch ed from above. Sharpshoote rs had lined the ridg es overnight as authoriti es waited for sunrise to g o after the suspect, Gran d County Sheriff Ji m Nyland said. The state park law of ficer was in critical cond ition after being shot thr ee times Friday night whi le patrolling the popul ar Poison Spider Mesa Tra il, Parks spokeswom an Deena Loyola said. Nyland told T he Associated Press that a man confronted the rang er in the parking lot short ly before 9 p.m. He said t he ranger was shot in the arm leg and the stomach area The park ranger w as able to call in on the rad io and advised that he w as shot, the sheriffs offi ce said in a statement on its website. Nyland said the offic er underwent surgery at S t. Marys hospital in Gran d Junction, Colo., but he didnt have further deta ils on his condition. The ho spitals media departme nt declined to comment. Authorities are focusin g on the canyon about 2 0 miles west of Moab in east-central Utah because the suspects c ar was found nearby. Officers swarm Utah canyon, hunting shooter Associated PressNEWYORK Adeal reached by New York City and workers exposed to toxic dust that blanketed ground zero after Sept. 11 will resolve an overwhelming majority of the lawsuits over the citys failure to provide protective equipment to the responders. More than 10,000 construction workers, police officers and firefighters who cleared the World Trade Center joined a settlement worth at least $625 million, officials said Friday. Among the thousands who claimed soot at the site got into their lungs and made them sick, more than 95 percent eligible for the settlement agreed to take the offer. Only 520 said no or failed to respond. City officials and lawyers for the workers said they welcomed a resolution to a case that had pitted New York and a long list of demolition companies against the very men and women who helped lower Manhattan recover. This settlement is a fair and just resolution of these claims, protecting those who came to the aid of this City when we needed it most, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said in a statement. Paul Napoli, a senior partner with the law firm representing most of the workers, called the settlement the best result, given the uncertainty of protracted litigation. The settlement, which has been on the table since the spring, won approval by the thinnest of margins. Deal settles most lawsuits over WTC toxic dust

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Associated PressOKLAHOMACITY A p owerful sedative commonly u sed to euthanize animals m ay be used on death row i nmates in Oklahoma to subs titute one of the three drugs i n the states lethal injection f ormula, a federal judge ruled F riday. U.S. District Judge S tephen Friot rejected a m otion by death row inmates J effrey David Matthews and J ohn David Duty, who argued t hat the use of a drug called p entobarbital amounted to cruel and unusual punishm ent. Friot said the inmates a ttorneys failed to prove that t he new drug posed a subs tantial risk of serious harm. T he judge said the two anest hesiologists who testified d uring Fridays daylong heari ng agreed that a sufficient d ose would render an indiv idual unconscious and ultim ately lead to death. No other U.S. state uses pentobarbital during executions, experts testified. Attorneys for the inmates said an appeal was likely, but declined further comment. Earlier this year, the Oklahoma Department of Corrections ran out of sodium thiopental, a key component in the three-drug cocktail that causes unconsciousness. The department changed its protocol to allow for the use of pentobarbital, a similar drug. We knew changing drugs was going to be breaking new ground, Assistant Attorney General Stephen Krise said after the judges ruling. A lot of effort went into making sure that the drug we chose would satisfy the requirements of the 8th Amendment. t ried this, and so did D aytona. Neither one lasted v ery long and they both cost t he cities more money in the l ong run, West said. In July, acting City M anager Maria Sutherland t old the council that the move w ould save the city money in t he long run and estimated a pproximately $102,362 per y ear savings in salary and b enefits, but did not produce a written proposal when r equested. According to the citys F inance Director Renee G reen, the police chief position earns $92,269 in salary and benefits, and the fire chief earns $95,344. The proposed salary and benefits for the new position was budgeted at $85,251 per year, with a $62,000 base salary, Green estimated. But West was not satisfied with those estimates. I am not sure you could find someone with the experience and the expertise in both departments that would take the job for the $62,000 they are offering as a salary, West said in July. The experiment failed in Sebring and in Daytona, what makes you think it might work here? West asked. City Manager Bruce Behrens suggested a cautious approach to the decision two city meetings ago. Lets get some idea how this will work with our particular city, Behrens suggested as he suggested a request for proposal, which included both an estimate request and an outline of the study items. This will give us some clue as to what areas will be touched by a safety director, and an idea if the project is feasible, said Behrens. When asked if Sutherland could do the study, Behrens responded that he felt that an outside look was needed. No, she is very qualified, but not in this area. We need a group who knows what to look for, and the understands the complexities. Someone with more experience than either I or staff currently has on this topic, Behrens said. Council meets at 6 p.m. on Monday. Those wishing to address the issue need to fill out a form to speak. Page 8ANews-SunSunday, November 21, 2010www.newssun.com Carole Polk, CRS, GRI (863) 840-1083 www.carolepolk.comcarole@carolepolk.com Certified Residential Specialist Wishing All of My Clients a Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving Ive Moved Call Me Today! 863-840-1083 first ride was in 2004. On May 10, 2011, Chapter 8 will put 165 cyclists on the road, all riding in memory of a fallen officer. The duo both get to choose whom they ride in honor of during the tour. After doing some research, Lister and Casey have discovered that the state of Florida is ranked fourth in officer fatalities nationwide. There have been five fallen officers in Highlands County since 1995, so we get to choose from those officers, said Lister. The most recent officer fatalities were Sgt. Marc Wilbur of the Avon Park Police Department and Florida Highway Patrol Sgt. Nicholas Sottile. Wilbur died of a heart attack while on duty Christmas Day in 2008. Sottile was gunned down during a traffic stop just north of Lake Placid in January of 2007. Both Casey and Lister are still deciding which of the five officers to represent during the tour. We get a band that we wear on a wrists the entire length of the ride. It has the name of the officer we ride for and at the end of the tour, when we get to D.C. at the Memorial we give the band to the family of that officer. It is a special moment for those families, said Casey. Each of the riders has to raise a total of $1,800 to participate in the Police Unity Tour. All of the money raised is donated t o the National Law Enforcement Memorial Fund. The funds collected go to restoration of the walls of the memorial and monument. This years funds will go to the restoration project which includes the re-engraving coating and sealing of 18,983 names. Its all for a great cause. It goes to honor those officers and recognize not only them but their families, said Case y. You see the tragedy in th e news about a officer fatal ity and everyone is sad for a while but then the next day its yesterdays news and we dont want these people lost. We want to remember them and celebrate all theyve done for everyone, said Lister. Lister and Casey have met their first phase of fundraising by collecting $500. The two plan to con tinue to raise funds throug h early spring and hopes to get as much support as possible to be a part of th e tour. To contribute to the Chapter 8 branch, checks can be made payable to Police Unity Tour and mailed to 233 East Cente r St., Sebring, FL33870. Donations and more information about Listers and Caseys mission can also be found at either www.firstgiving.com/sean casey or www.firstgiving.com/klis ter2165. Continued from page 1A i n its earliest stages, and t he cause of the crash still u nknown. The planes right wing, h e said, had been found in t wo large pieces, but the q uestion of why it fell off r emains to be answered. T his is an important quest ion, because the rest of the d ebris field did not begin f or another eighth of a mile. The evidence indicates a high-energy impact, H icks said. Weve got p ieces of the airplane s pread evenly throughout t he area. By the time of the press c onference most of the p lanes debris had been coll ected and put on a flatbed t ruck for transfer to G roveland in Lake County f or safe, short-term storage. T hen it will be moved to an a ppropriate space and laid o ut for close examination. In the meantime, investig ators will look at weather c onditions at the time of the c rash, examine radar data a nd operational and envir onmental conditions. The whole process s hould take nine months to y ear. At the request of the victimsfamilies, names are not being released to the public Hicks said. The O-2ASkymaster was operated by Patriot Technologies Group. In a posting on its website CEO Dan Caine confirmed radio contact had been lost shortly before 9 p.m. and that the crash site was found a little after 1 a.m. The entire PTG family is grateful to Highlands County Sheriff Susan Benton and Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd and their teams for the leadership and professionalism they showed during the hours after this accident, Caine wrote on the posting. We thank the other civilian law enforcement, fire and emergency teams who worked through the night to assist us, and we thank the U. S. Military for its ongoing support. Their efforts were outstanding and we will be eternally grateful. These veteran aviators were flying a mission they believed in to the core ... We ask everyone to keep these families in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Continued from page 1A Courtesy photo The Arc of Florida held its annual convention in conjunction with the The Arc of the US recently at the Disney Orlando Hilton. Michele Poole (left), The Arc of Florida President, said the 2010 Arc of Florida awards luncheon was a celebration of all of the employees, volunteers, and community organizations that support The Arc of Florida chapters throughout the year. The final, and most prestigious, award of Florida Chapter of the Year was presented to Ridge Area Arc. This award honors a chapter for their outstanding efforts to maintain and/or build programs of excellence in their community. Rhonda Beckman (right), CEO of the Ridge Area Arc, accepted the award. Ridge Area Arc honored as state Chapter of the Year Ride to honor fallen law officers Crash investigation moving from site Continued from page 1A Safety director post on AP council agenda Follow the News-Sun on www.twitter.com/thenewssun www.facebook.com/newssun Judge approves use of new execution drug in Okla.

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Special to the News-SunBefore sitting down to T hanksgiving dinner, Florida F arm Bureau would like e veryone to remember that the m eal they are about to enjoy is m ade possible by Farm-City p artnerships. National Farm-City Week, c elebrated annually on the w eek leading to and ending on T hanksgiving Day, recognizes t he importance of this coopera tive network to the success o f Americas agricultural i ndustry. Our farmers know how to g row the 280 different comm odities that we produce in t he state of Florida, said John H oblick, president of Florida F arm Bureau Federation. They also know that it takes m any other partnerships in o rder for that food to get to A mericas table, and its the s uccess of those partnerships t hat we celebrate during F arm-City Week. County Farm Bureaus a cross the state are hosting v arious local events to comm orate this partnership. From b reakfasts and luncheons to f arm tours and booths set up i n urban and rural areas, Farm B ureaus are looking to educ ate and inform both city d wellers and those closer to a griculture. Today, the agricultural industry provides us with many of the necessities of life, such as food, clothing and fuel for our energy needs. Farm-city collaborations help maintain and improve our nations food supply and contribute to a better quality of life for countless citizens, said Hoblick. With this Farm-City Week observance, we commend the many Americans whose hard work and ingenuity reflect the true spirit of America and help ensure a prosperous future for all. Where does Florida agriculture fit into this equation? Florida has 44,000 farmers who grow more than 280 different crops on a commercial scale thats more than any other state except California with cash receipts totaling over $6.7 billion. Florida agriculture has an annual impact of $97.8 billion to the states economy. Through our farm-city partnerships, agriculture has an enormous economic impact on our state, said Hoblick. How are they getting the job done? Florida farmers employed more than 94,000 farm workers, and overall the industry supports over 388,000 jobs in the state. And what about the environment? About two-thirds of Florida is farmland and forests. More than 30 percent is devoted to agriculture, which includes crop production as well as improved pastures, woodlands and open spaces, and nearly 40 percent, representing commercial forestry, is covered with trees. These well-managed, productive lands help preserve Florida's environment by providing green space, conserving water and protecting wildlife habitat. Farmers and ranchers, growers and producers, care about their environment. According to a U.S. Geological Survey report, Florida farmers reduced their groundwater withdrawals 7 percent by installing more efficient irrigation systems. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, November 21, 2010P P a a g g e e 9 9 A A ROOFING SPECIALIST SERVING HIGHLANDS COUNTY SINCE 198 9 Shingles Flat Roofs Roof Repairs Mobile Home Roofovers -FULLYLICENSED & INSURED385-4690State Lic # RC 0066817 QUALITY WORK AT A REASONABLE PRICE FREEESTIMATES Paul Todd is a prolific writer, entertainer, composer, arranger and singer. He has opened for the Pointer Sisters, Rich Little, The Gatlin Brothers and Joan Rivers. He has worked with Amy Grant, Michael Smith and Phil Driscol. Paul has composed theme songs for the Make A Wish Foundation recorded by Amy Grant, Christmas is for Children for the Toys for Tots program and Men in Mission for the Men in Mission organization. Paul has developed his talent through years of training and those that see him perform can hardly believe what they see and hear. Paul has experienced all facets of the music industry, he has headlined in theaters and concert halls worldwide. Pauls personal mission statement is to use his talents to raise funds for charitable organizations. Paul Todd Charities Inc. has been founded to help with this endeavor. Come to Faith Lutheran Church on Monday, November 29 at 7 pm for an evening of great entertainment. Tickets may be purchased in the church office from 9 am-1 pm Monday through Friday, in Faiths Closet from 10 am-2pm Tuesday through Friday, or in the sanctuary the night of the concert. Paul Todd Christmas ConcertMonday, November 29, 2010 Time: 7:00 pm Tickets: $10Faith Lutheran Church2740 Lakeview Drive Sebring, Florida33870 (863) 385-7848 LIMITED SPACE CALLTODAY! 5 DAYS a week$ 30 Get In Shape Learn Self Defense Improve Self Esteem Make Better GradesMARTIAL ARTS AMERICA471-2467Best 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 BUSINESS If youre plagued by wint er drafts and high heating b ills but cant afford to w eatherproof your home, the U .S. Department of Energys ( DOE) Weatherization A ssistance Program (WAP) j ust might be able to help. Since 1976, WAPhas h elped protect more than 6 m illion low-income househ olds from summers heat a nd winters cold, signific antly lowering both individu al utility bills and overall n ational energy usage. And t hanks to a dramatic $5 bill ion infusion from last years A merican Recovery and I nvestment Act, WAPis on t arget to weatherize for f ree an additional 1 million h ouseholds a year. Heres how WAPworks: Each year, Congress a ppropriates funding to the D OE to administer the prog ram. DOE then provides W APfunding and technical g uidance to individual states, U .S. territories and Indian t ribes, which in turn fund l ocal agencies to install energ y conservation materials a nd make repairs in qualified l ow-income homes. The 2009 Recovery Act i ncreased the average househ old expenditure limit from $ 2,500 to $6,500. It also e xpanded WAPeligibility to i nclude anyone whose i ncome is at or below 200 p ercent of the poverty level f or their household size. E ach state sets its own prog ram rules, however, so m any have more generous e ligibility criteria. WAPprovides energy-effic iency services that are tail ored to each home, whether a singleor multi-family d welling or mobile home. H omeowners and renters can a pply, although renters must o btain written permission f rom their landlords. As many as 30 million f amilies are eligible for W AP. Those receiving S upplemental Security I ncome or Aid to Families w ith Dependent Children are a utomatically eligible. In o ther cases, preference is u sually given to people over a ge 60, families with one or m ore disabled members and f amilies with children. To see if you are eligible f or WAP, visit w ww.eere.energy.gov/weathe rization, which contains a pplication instructions, cont act information for individu al state programs and local weatherization service providers, frequently asked questions, and a step-by-step description of how the process works. As part of the application process you will be asked to provide proof of income and other qualifying information. If accepted, you will receive a professional energy consultation by the agency. They will conduct a home energy audit during which they will likely: Analyze your utility bills Test infiltration of outside air into your home Inspect your home and equipment for safety Determine the most cost-effective energy conservation measures for your home. Depending on what they find, the agency will then conduct needed repairs and equipment installation, which might include: installing wall, floor and attic insulation; sealing and repairing ducts; reducing air infiltration and pressure imbalances; and tuning, repairing or replacing heating and cooling systems, as needed. You also will receive tips on ways to further reduce your utility bills on an ongoing basis. Even if you arent eligible for WAP, you may qualify for short-term utility bill assistance through the LowIncome Home Energy Assistance Program, which is funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and administered by individual states. To learn more, visit www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/o cs/liheap. Dont let personal income challenges stand in the way of weatherproofing your home or paying your heating bill this winter. Jason Alderman directs Visa's financial education programs. Sign up for his free monthly eNewsletter at www.practicalmoneyskills.com/newsletter. Home weatherproofing aid for low-income families Personal Finance Jason Alderman Courtesy photo Florida Hospital-Wauchula representatives accept $5,000 from Operation Round Up for their lab renovation project. Special to the News-SunWAUCHULA Operation Round Up, Peace River Electric Cooperatives charitable foundation, recently presented a check in the amount of $5,000 to Florida HospitalWauchula. The grant represented the final funds needed to complete the hospital's lab renovation project. The project streamlines lab functions and speeds patient test results in Hardee Countys only hospital and critical care facility, enabling healthcare workers to administer needed care more quickly. Operation Round Up is a program made possible by the generosity and compassion of PRECOs members. Funds are raised for local worthy individuals and charitable organizations by rounding up members monthly energy bills, on a voluntary basis, to the next dollar. The foundation considers grant applications from individuals and organizations in six needs areas: food, shelter, medical, clothing, and the environment. Peace River Electric Cooperative (PRECO), headquartered in Wauchula, serves nearly 35,000 member/consumers with electricity in 10 central Florida counties. Operation Round Up rounds out lab renovation project Special to the News-SunLAKE WALES The 77th Annual Stockholders Meeting of Floridas Natural Growers was held at the Lake Wales Country Club on Nov. 15. The theme of this years meeting, Maintaining Superior Returns, was appropriate since the Cooperative reported its fourth consecutive year of excellent results. Chairman Dick Fort summed up the year by stating, I want to congratulate the employees for a job well done this past season. And, as we turn towards the future, rest assured that FNG is positioned for sustainable success. On behalf of your board, management staff, and all of your FNG team I am confident that we will be maintaining superior returns. Chip Hendry, chief financial officer, reported that, The final indicated average returns were $1.53 per pound solid for oranges and $1.23 cents per pound solid for grapefruit. This represents a 7.7 percent increase for the orange return and a 32.2 percent increase for grapefruit. I am very con fident in saying that we a re extremely well position ed for the future and 2010 co ntinues this trend. The fina ncial condition of your coo perative is well positioned to maintain the momentum f or the years to come. CEO Steve Caruso sai d, Returns are clearly prio rity one, FNG must also co ntinuously identify oth er ways to add value for its members. These improv ements must be ongoin g rather than reactions to d ifficult times. First formed in 1933, t he Growerscooperative w as named Florida Citr us Canners Cooperative, as its main function was cannin g grapefruit sections an d juice for its Membe rGrowers. After the deve lopment of frozen conce ntrated juices in the 1940 s, the Cooperative invested in the necessary infrastructu re and became one of t he largest juice processors in the State. In 1969, t he Canners Cooperative eve ntually changed its name to Citrus World, Inc. to bett er reflect its diverse produ ct line. Floridas Natural maintaining superior returns Special to the News-SunLAKELAND Florida Citrus Mutual on Wednesday applauded the Legislatures decision to override Gov. Crists veto of HB 981. The bill among other things codifies the Citrus Research and Development Foundation (CRDF) and raises the cap on the citrus research assessment from one to three cents. These two measures are critical in Florida citrusbattle against HLB, or citrus greening, that threatens the future of the $9 billion industry. Making HB 981 law was crucial if our industry is going to beat this insidious disease. Only through the leadership of House Speaker Dean Cannon, Senate President Mike Haridopolos, Senator JD Alexander and Rep. Denise Grimsley was this override made possible. Mutual would like to extend a sincere thank you to all the legislators for their hard work, said Michael W. Sparks, executive VP/CEO of Florida Citrus Mutual. In addition to the CRDF, the bill contains greenbelt language that will protect farmers from losing the agriculture classification because land is put up for sale. This is important to Florida citrus growers as well. Crist earlier this year chose to veto HB 981 despite almost unanimous approval in the 2010 Legislature. Florida Citrus applauds override of HB 981 veto Nov. 21-27 is National Farm-City Week Classified Ads 385-6155 NEWS-SUN

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New Policy 1.17 Tobacco-Free College Policy Development: Proposed amendments to the following policy. Policy 2.01 Organization State-Level For additional information, interested parties may visit the college website at www.southflorida.edu/trustees, or contact the Office of the President, South Florida Community College at 600 West College Drive, Avon Park, FL 33825. IF A PERSON DECIDES TO APPEAL ANY DECISION MADE BY THE DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT THIS MEETING, THAT PERSON WILL NEED A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS, AND MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS IS MADE, WHICH RECORD INCLUDES THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE UPON WHICH THE APPEAL IS TO BE BASED. November 19, 21, 2010 WITNESS my hand an the seal of said Court on 2nd day of November, 2010. ROBERT W. GERMAINE As Clerk of said Circuit Court By: /s/ Rose Dilling Deputy Cler k November 7, 14, 21, 28, 2010 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. FC-10-1395 IN RE: THE MARRIAGE OF: WILLIAM LANIER, Husband, and CASANDRA LEE LANIER, Wife. NOTICE OF SUIT -NO PROPERTY TO: CASANDRA LEE LANIER 8 Arbandy Drive Iowa City, Iowa 52240 YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action for dissolution of marriage has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on the plaintiff's attorney, whose name and address is ANTHONY A ACCORSI, Esquire, 329 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, and file the original with the Clerk of the above styled Court on or before December 6, 2010; otherwise a judgment may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint or petition. IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 2009-CA-1124 WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., AS SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO WACHOVIA BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, vs. ROBERT CAPPIELLO, ET AL Defendants, NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Summary Final Judgment in Foreclosure dated November 8, 2010 entered in Case No. 2009-CA-1124 of the Circuit Court of the 10TH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida, wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. AS SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO WACHOVIA BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION is Plaintiff and ROBERT CAPPIELLO; ----, AS THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ROBERT CAPPIELLO, IF ANY; CITY OF SEBRING, A POLITICAL SUBDIVISION OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA; JOHN DOE OR ANY OTHER PERSON IN POSSESSION; all unknown parties claiming by, through, under or against the named Defendant(s), whether living or not, and whether said unknown parties claims as heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, lienors, creditors, trustees, or in any other capacity, claiming by, through, under or against the named Defendant(s) are the Defendant(s), I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida at 11:00 a.m., on the 7th day of December, 2010, the following described property as set forth in said Order or Final Judgment, to wit: PARCEL NO. 148, HIGHLANDS HOMES SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 54, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. Street Address: 4703 SEVENTH STREET, SEBRING, FLORIDA 33870 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS my hand and the seal of the Court this 9th day of November, 2010. ROBERT W. GERMAINE, CLERK By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak As Deputy Clerk November 21, 28, 2010 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISIONCASE NO. 2009-CA-000977 OCWEN LOAN SERVICING, LLC,Plaintiff,vs.MARIE JOSE PRINTEMPS A/K/A MARIE J. PRINTEMPS; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MARIE JOSE PRITEMPS A/K/A MARIE J. PRINTEMPS; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANT(S), IF REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANT(S); UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2;Defendants NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-styled cause, in the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida, I will sell the property situate in Highlands County, Florida, described as: LOT 8, BLOCK ``P'', SPRING LAKE, VILLAGE II, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 43, OF THEPUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of Highlands County Courthouse located at 430South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida at 11:00 A.M., on December 2, 2010.DATED THIS 8th DAY OF November, 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.Witness, my hand and seal of this court on the 8th day of November, 2010. CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURTBy /s/ Priscilla MichalekDeputy ClerkNovember 14, 21, 2010 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CASE NO.: 2010-CA-000273 HSBC BANK, USA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR SG MORTGAGE SECURITIES TRUST 2005-OPT1, ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-OPT1 Plaintiff, vs. MARIAN GRASS; FRANCISCO GRASS; SAND CANYON CORPORATION F/K/A OPTION ONE MORTGAGE CORPORATION. Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Final Judgment of Foreclosure sale dated November 8, 2010 entered in Civil Case No. 2010-CA-000273 of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein HSBC BANK, USA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR SG MORTGAGE SECURITIES TRUST 2005-OPT1, ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-OPT1, Plaintiff and MARIAN GRASS are defendant(s), I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, AT THE JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE LOCATED AT 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FLORIDA AT 11:00 A.M., December 2, 2010, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: PARCEL 1: THE SOUTH 41.21. FEET OF THE WEST HALF OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHEAST QURTER AND THE WEST HALF OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 4, TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH, RANGE 29 EAST, LESS THE SOUTH 50 FEET OFTHE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 4, TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH, RANGE 29 EAST, LING WEST OF SSTATE ROADNO. 64, HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. PARCEL 2: COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 4, TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH, RANG E 29 EAST, HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE RUN EAST ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 4, A DISTANCE OF 110.0 FEET; THENCE RUN NORTH 03 DEGREES 05 MINUTES 00 SECONDS WEST ALONG A LINE PARALLEL WITH THE WEST LINE OF SAID SOUTHEAST QUARTER, A DISTANCE OF 50.07 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING OF A PARCEL OF LAND HEREINAFTER DESCRIBED; THENCE CONTINUE NORTH 03 DEGREES 05 MINUTES 00 SECONDS WEST, A DISTANCE OF 396.6 FEET; THENCE EAST 110.0 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 03 DEGREES 05 MINUTES 00 SECONDS EAST, A DISTANCE OF 396.6 FEET;T HENCE WEST 110.0 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, LESS THE SOUTH 50 FEET OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 4, TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH, RANGE 29 EAST, LYING WEST OF STATE ROAD NO. 64, HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Court Administration at 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, telephone (863)534-4690, within two (2) working days of receipt of this Notice; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 1-800-955-8771. ROBERT W. GERMAINE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Highlands County, Florida By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: SHAPIRO & FISHMAN, LLP 4630 Woodland Corporate Blvd. Suite 100 Tampa, FL 33614 (813)880-8888 November 14, 21, 2010 TO HUNTINGTON FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK the Plaintiff, and Donald E. Massaline, et al, are the Defendants, I will sell the property situated in Highlands County, Florida, described as: Lot thirteen (13), Block four (4), of ALTAMONT PLACE ADDITION NO. 2, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 10, Page 45, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. at public sale, to the highest and bet bidder, for cash, at the Jury Assembly Room, in Basement of Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33871 at 11:00 A.M. on 8th day of December, 2010. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated: November 10, 2010. By: /s/ Toni Kopp Highlands County Clerk of Court CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT November 21, 28, 2010 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2009-CA-000129 THE HUNTINGTON NATIONAL BANK, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO HUNTINGTON FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK, Plaintiff vs. DONALD E. MASSALINE, et al. Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated 8th day of November, 2010, entered in Civil Case Number 28-2009-CA-000129 in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, wherein THE HUNTINGTON NATIONAL BANK, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CASE NO.: 2010-CA-000660 GREEN TREE SERVICING, LLC Plaintiff, vs. LEONARD A. BIRTHWRIGHT AND ELAINE A. BIRTHWRIGHT, HUSBAND AND WIFE; UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION #1 AS TO 4624; IF LIVING, AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER AND AGAINST THERE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Final Judgment of Foreclosure sale dated November 8, 2010 entered in Civil Case No. 2010-CA-000660 of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein GREEN TREE SERVICING, LLC, Plaintiff and LEONARD A. BIRTHWRIGHT AND ELAINE A. BIRTHWRIGHT, HUSBAND AND WIFE, are defendant(s), I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, AT THE JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE LOCATED AT 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FLORIDA AT 11:00 A.M., December 2, 2010, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 19, BLOCK 255, SUN 'N LAKE OF SEBRING, UNIT 13, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 71, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to partcipate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Court Administration at 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, telephone (863)534-4690, within two (2) working days of receipt of this Ntoice; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 1-800-955-8771. ROBERT W. GERMAINE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Highlands County, Florida By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: SHAPIRO & FISHMAN, LLP 4630 Woodland Corporate Blvd. Suite 100 Tampa, FL 33614 (813)880-8888 November 14, 21, 2010 ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE LOCATED AT 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FLORIDA AT 11:00 A.M., December 2, 2010, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 7, OF EDGEWATER POINT SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 13, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to partcipate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Court Administration at 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, telephone (863)534-4690, within two (2) working days of receipt of this Ntoice; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 1-800-955-8771. ROBERT W. GERMAINE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Highlands County, Florida By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: SHAPIRO & FISHMAN, LLP 4630 Woodland Corporate Blvd. Suite 100 Tampa, FL 33614 (813)880-8888 November 14, 21, 2010 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CASE NO.: 2010-CA-000618 CITIMORTGAGE, INC. Plaintiff, vs. EUGENIA RITERS A/K/A EUGINIA RITERS; AND BROINISLAVA OTZELNAIS A/K/A BRONIASLAVA OTZELNAIS. Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Final Judgment of Foreclosure sale dated November 8, 2010 entered in Civil Case No. 2010-CA-000618 of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein CITIMORTGAGE, INC., Plaintiff and EUGENIA RITERS A/K/A EUGINIA RITERS; AND BROINISLAVA OTZELNAIS A/K/A BRONIASLAVA OTZELNAIS. are defendant(s), I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, AT THE JURY IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2008-CA-001044 WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, Plaintiff, vs. CHAD D. SPOHN, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated November 08, 2010 and entered in Case No. 28-2008-CA-001044 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, is the Plaintiff and CHAD D. SPOHN; KRISTA P. SPOHN; WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A.; 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 8th day of December, 2010, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 26, BLOCK Q, SPRING LAKE VILLAGE III, ACCORDING TO PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, AT PAGE 54, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 7832 GRANADA ROAD, 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 sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of the Court on November 9, 2010. ROBERT W. GERMAINE 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 F08064169 **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 21, 28, 2010 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CASENO. 09000848GCS CENTRAL MORTGAGE COMPANY, Plaintiff, vs. RONNIE L. CHAVIS; DEBRA L. CHAVIS; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated November 10, 2010, and entered in Case No. 09000848GCS of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein CENTRAL MORTGAGE COMPANY, is the Plaintiff and RONNIE L. CHAVIS; DEBRA L. CHAVIS; BENEFICIAL FLORIDA, INC.; 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 December 8, 2010, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 16, SELAH ACRES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 12, PAGE 38, 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. Dated this 10th day of November, 2010. Robert W. Germaine Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk November 21, 28, 2010 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2009-CA-000519 TAYLOR, BEAN AND WHITAKER MORTGAGE CORPORATION, Plaintiff, vs. MARILYN M. NICHOLLS, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated November 08, 2010 and entered in Case No. 28-2009-CA-000519 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein TAYLOR, BEAN AND WHITAKER MORTGAGE CORPORATION, is the Plaintiff and MARILYN M. NICHOLLS; JOHN E. GRUTSKY; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS INCORPORATED AS NOMINEE FOR GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC; GE MONEY BANK; are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE at 11:00 AM, on the 8th day of December, 2010, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 12 AND 13, BLOCK 4, OF SEBRING LAKES REPLAT, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 8, AT PAGE 45, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A /K/A 13719 CROW STREET, SEBRING, FL 33875 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 November 9, 2010. ROBERT W. GERMAINE 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 F09038480 **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 21, 28, 2010 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 10-412 IN RED: ESTATE OF KAROLINE HEINER Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Karoline Heiner, deceased, whose date of death was A ugust 11th, 2010, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands Court, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870-3867. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claim with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) Y EARS OF MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is November 14, 2010. Personal Representative: /s/ Jose A. LeGrand P.O. Box 2626 Winter Park, Florida 32790-2626 A ttorney for Personal Representative: / s/ Julie W. Kronhaus A ttorney for Jose A. LeGrand Florid Bar Number: 0994243 1936 Howell Branch Rd P.O. Box 2103 Winter Park, FL 32792 Telephone: (407)539-3939 Fax: (407)539-6111 E-Mail: j.kronhaus@att.net November 14, 21, 2010 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 10-457 IN RED: ESTATE OF LARRY DEAN HARDCASTLE a/k/a LARRY D. HARDCASTLE Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Larry Dean Hardcastle a/k/a Larry D. Hardcastle, deceased, whose date of death was June 9th, 2010, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands Court, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claim with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OF MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is November 14, 2010. Personal Representative: Edward A. Hardcastle 12068 Quilting Lane Boca Roaton, FL 33428 BREED & NUNNALLEE, P.A. Attorneys for Personal Representative: 325 NORTH COMMERCE AVENUE SEBRING, FL 33870 Telephone: (863) 382-3154 By: /s/ Thomas L. Nunnallee Florida Bar No. 0062162 E-mail Address: breednunn@bnpalaw.com November 14, 21, 2010 Subscribe to the News-Sun Call 385-6155

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Call Joanie at 863-471-9726. 1400Health CareServicesLOST BLACK/TANYorkie taken Sat, Nov. 13th, from Killarny Dr. in Sebring. Any info please call H.C. Sheriff's Dept. or 863-273-3575 1200Lost & FoundCHECK YOUR AD Please check your ad on the first day it runs to make sure it is correct. Sometimes instructions over the phone are misunderstood and an error can occur. If this happens to you, please call us the 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 HIGHLANDS COUNTYBOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS GENERAL SERVICES & PURCHASING NOTICE OF INTERNET AUCTION START DATE: Friday November 19, 2010 at 9:00 A.M END DATE: Monday November 29, 2010 at 6:00 P.M. through 10:00 P.M. LOCATION/WEBSITE: GOVDEALS.COM Pursuant to Florida Statutes and Board adopted policies, the Highlands County Board of County Commissioners (HCBCC), Highlands County; Sebring, Florida, has declared various items as surplus property and have therefore authorized an Internet Auction to be conducted for the purpose of disposing of all said property.A list of specific surplus items may be obtained from the following locations and/or by requesting a list by fax (863)402-6735 or email to HYPERLINK "mailto:sbutler@hcbcc.org" sbutler@hcbcc.org or HYPERLINK "mailto:plemay@hcbcc.org"plemay@hcbcc.org 1) HC Purchasing Department; 4320 George Blvd., Sebring, FL 33875-5803. Contacts: Sandra Butler at (863)402-6527 or Kelley Baker at (863)402-6511. 2) HC Government Center, 600 S. Commerce Ave., 2nd Floor BCC Receptionist; Sebring, FL 33870 at (863)402-6500.Additional information can be obtained Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. about the Countys Internet Auction process by contacting Highlands County BCCs General Services/Purchasing Department at the following numbers. (863)402-6527 or (863) 4026528 Note: All property will be sold on an as is, where is basis. The HCBCC reserves the right to add or delete items from GovDeals Website at anytime during the Internet bidding dates above. Board of County Commissioners Purchasing Department Highlands County, Florida November 17, 21, 24, 28, 2010***************************************** HIGHLANDS COUNTY LEGAL NOTICES ***************************************** The following legal notices are from the Highlands County Board of County Commissioners and are being published in the font, size, and leading as per their specifications. 1055HighlandsCounty LegalsHIGHLANDS COUNTYBOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERSGENERAL SERVICES & PURCHASINGSECTION 00010INVITATION TO BID (ITB) The Board of County Commissioners (BCC), Highlands County, Sebring, Florida, will receive sealed bids in the County Purchasing Department for:ITB 11-018 SUN N LAKE OF SEBRING SIDEWALKS AT VARIOUS LOCATIONS PROJECT No. 08063 NIGP COMMODITY/SERVICES CODE 913-47 Copies of the drawings, specifications, and other Contract Documents are on file and available for public inspection at the office of Danielle Gilbert, Acting Director, Highlands County General Services /Purchasing Department, 4320 George Blvd., Sebring, FL 33875-5803 Telephone: 863-402-6524; Fax: 863-402-6735, or by E-Mail: HYPERLINK "mailto:dgilbert@hcbcc.org" dgilbert@hcbcc.org. Copies of the drawings and specifications may be obtained from the above location upon payment of $25.00, including sales tax for each set. No partial sets will be issued.A MANDATORY Pre-Bid meeting will be held at 10:00 A.M. on THURSDAY; DECEMBER 16TH, 2010 in the Engineering Training Room, 505 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870. All potential BIDDERS are encouraged attend this meeting.Submit one (1) original and three (3) copies of your bid form, bid security and other required data in a sealed envelope and marked with the bid number and name so as to identify the enclosed bid submittal. Bids must be delivered to Highlands County Purchasing Department, 4320 George Blvd., Sebring, FL 33875-5803 so as to reach said office no later than 2:00 P.M., THURSDAY; JANUARY 6TH, 2010 at which time they will be opened. Bids received later than the date and time as specified will be rejected. The Board will not be responsible for the late deliveries of bids that are incorrectly addressed, delivered in person, by mail or any other type of delivery service.One or more County Commissioners may be in attendance at either or both of the above meetings.BIDDERS submitting responses must submit bids on all work to receive consideration. A Bid Bond or Cashiers Check in an amount of five percent (5%) of the bid must be included on bids over $100,000.00. If the successful bid is greater than $200,000.00, a Public Construction Bond will be required. An Irrevocable Letter of Credit may be considered in lieu of the Public Construction Bond depending on its verbiage. Bid must be accompanied by evidence of BIDDERS qualifications to do business in the State of Florida, in accordance with F.S. 489.The principal features of the Project are:To provide all labor, materials and equipment to construct a 5 wide sidewalk on the west side of Ponce DeLeon Boulevard from Sun N Lake Boulevard to Granada Boulevard and along the north side of Granada Boulevard from Ponce DeLeon Boulevard to the Edgewater Drive approximately 4,600+/Lf. The work consists of constructing new pavement surface, minor clearing and minor swale improvements.The Highlands County Board of County Commissioners (HCBCC / County) reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids or any parts thereof, and the award, if an award is made, will be made to the most responsive and responsible bidder whose bid and qualifications indicate that the award will be in the best interest of Highlands County. The Board reserves the right to waive irregularities in the bid.The Board of County Commissioners of Highlands County, Florida, does not discriminate upon the basis of any individual's disability status. This non-discrimination policy involves every aspect of the Board's functions, including one's access to, participation, employment or treatment in its programs or activities. Anyone requiring reasonable accommodation as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act or Section 286.26 Florida Statutes should contact Mr. John Minor, ADA Coordinator at: 863-402-6509 (Voice), or via Florida Relay Service 711, or by e-mail: jminor@hcbcc.org. Requests for CART or interpreter services should be made at least 24 hours in advance to permit coordination of the service.Board of County CommissionersPurchasing DepartmentHighlands County, Florida Website: HYPERLINK http://www.hcbcc.net" www.hcbcc.net November 21, 28; December 5, 2010 1055HighlandsCounty LegalsIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 10-805-GCS HIGHVEST CORP., a Florida corporation, Plaintiff, v. GRAHAM B. MCCLEARY, et al. Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: CARL JOHNSON, and any and all other parties claiming to have any right, title or interest in the property hereinafter described. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a mortgage foreclosure action on the following real property in Highlands County, Florida: Lots 1, 2 and 3, Block 258 SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES OF SEBRING, UNIT 13, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 9, Page 71, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida.; has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defense, if any, to it on the Plaintiff's attorney, whose name and address is: Michael L. Keiber, Esquire, Clifford R. Rhoades, P.A., 2141 Lakeview Drive, Sebring, Florida 33870, and file the original with the Clerk of the above named court on before December 15, 2010; otherwise a judgment may be neted against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint or Petition. IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICAN WITH DISA BILITIES ACT, PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES NEEDING A SPECIAL ACCOMMOATION TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROCEEDING, YOU ARE ENTITLED, AT NO COST TO YOU, TO THE PROVISION OF CERTAIN ASSISTANCE. PLEASE CONTACT THE COURT ADMINISTRATOR WITHIN TWO (2) WORKING DAYS OF YOUR RECEIPT OF THIS NOTICE; OR CALL FLORIDA RELAY SERVICE (800)955-8770. WITNESS my hand and the seal of said Court on this 12th day of October, 2010. ROBERT GERMAINE As Clerk of said Circuit Court By: /s/ Lisa Tantillo Deputy Clerk November 14, 21, 2010 1050Legals FIND A SWEETHEART OF A DEAL! Search the News-Sun classifieds every Sunday, Wednesday and Friday.Classified ads get fast results 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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WITH A DELIVERY ROUTE 600 West College Drive Avon Park, FL 33825 (863)784-7132 FAX (863) 784-7497 E-MAIL: jobs@southflorida.edu www.southflorida.edu/hr TAKE STOCK IN CHILDREN (TSIC) POSITIONS STUDENT ADVOCATE Full-time, 3-year grant funded position responsible for monitoring and tracking academic performance, attendance, and behavior to help TSIC students stay on track for high school graduation and college enrollment. Bachelors degree required, preferably in education, psychology, social work, or other related field. At least one year of experience in a social services setting required, preferably working with adolescents. Please see detailed position announcement for other requirements. Starting annual salary: $28,000 plus comprehensive benefits, including retirement, health/life insurance, and vacation/sick leave.MENTOR COORDINATOR Part-time (20 hrs/wk), 3-year grant-funded position responsible for recruitment, retention, and management of mentors for the TSIC FLIGHT service district. Manages mentor communication strategies, stewardship, workshops, enrollment, training, and data collection. Bachelors degree required, preferably in education, psychology, social work, or other related field. At least one year of experience in a social services setting required, preferably working with adolescents. Please see detailed position announcement for other requirements. Hourly rate: $15.00.Detailed position announcements and application information located on our website. Deadline to apply for both positions is 5 p.m., Tuesday, November 30, 2010.SFCC IS AN EQUAL ACCESS/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY INSTITUTION 1992 DODGECaravan LE $1500 obo 863-453-52592002 FORDESCORT Call 419-722-0179 for details. 9450Automotive for Sale 9000 Transportation 8000 Recreation NOTICEFlorida 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. KITTY "PRECIOUS"is waiting for her forever home. Precious is a friendly & spayed Kitty $20. Call 863-655-2843 or 863-446-3095 7520Pets & SuppliesCOME JOINUS FOR 1ST ANNUAL HOLIDAY BAZAAR!Francis I Mobile Estates will be hosting the 1st Annual Holiday Bazaar December 4, 2010. Doors open at 8:30 a.m. Crafts of all Kinds! Refreshments available. Raffles! Door Prizes! No Admission The Place To Be Dec. 4th, Francis I Clubhouse, 115 Mimi St., Sebring. DON'T MISS IT! 7460Crafts & Bazaars SEBRING -2602 Emerson Ave., (corner of Emerson & Lakeview Dr.) Sat, Nov. 20th, 7am 12noon. Lots of clothing, some electronics, trinkets for your home & some furniture. Come by & CHECK IT OUT! LAKE PLACID1021 Rebel Ave. (Highlands Park Est) Sat-Sun, Nov. 20-21st, 8am-2pm. Kitchen Table/ & Chairs, Coffee Table, Antena, Recliners, & MORE! AVON PARKMulti Family Sale Fri-Sat-Sun, Nov 19-20-21 8am-? Tools clothingmen's XL, household items. Too Much To List! 7320Garage &Yard Sales WONEN'S BLOUSESlarge size 18-20 (5) $40 for all 863-273-3731 WOMEN'S LONGred dress coat for winter size 20 $30 863-273-3731 UPRIGHT PIANOKnight & Brinkerhoff, good condition (need 4 strong men to move) $25 obo 863-655-6212 TV 32"Philips Magnovox. Good condition. $50 OBO. 863-382-4665 TREADMILL -Walk-fit, manual. $25. Call 863-214-3623. MATTRESS -Queen Size, NEW. $75 863-414-4823 MAGNAVOX -dvd/vcr/player/recorder w/ remote. Model 2010 ZV427MG9. Never used $100 863-4029138 GRILL -Propane, 3 ft. $15.00. 863-327-6234 DRY SINKSolid maple 41"H x 30"W x 19"D. $35 863-402-2285 DINING CHAIRS(6) blue / white. $100 863-385-3569 COFFEE TABLERooms to Go, oval, brushed gold, glass top $35 863-471-3456 CHINA CABINETLighted dark oak glass doors, 3 glass shelves, storage below. $100 863-385-3569 CHAIRRECLINER,LazyBoy, green with golf print $50 863-471-3456 BISSELL VACUUMw/bag, clean & great condition. $20 863-402-2285 7310Bargain Buys VITA SPALike New, rarely used, with lid, handicapped steps & platform, some chemicals $3000 863-386-4128 Ask for Patty or Ron SHED 10'X 8' Black & Decker $250 obo. Will assist with disassemble and assemble of structure. 863-382-4665 SCOOTER -Victory Pride 3-wheel, heavy duty, electric. LIKE NEW! $500; SILVER STAR BACKPACKER LIFT, $1000. 863-453-3507. 7300MiscellaneousORGAN -LOWRY FIESTA Tickle the ivories with this one! Includes padded storage bench for only $4500. Call today! 863-453-8287 7260MusicalMerchandise NEW FURNITURE FOR LESS! HIGHPOINT FURNITURE OUTLET STORE 2346 U.S. 27 N, SEBRINGNorthofLowes&acrossfrom HomeDepot 7180FurnitureSTOVE KENMOREGlass Top, self-cleaning, electric. Good Condition. $225. 863-699-1288 7040AppliancesAUCTION AMERICA Bankruptcy Real Estate, Cars, Boat! Sun, 11/21 @ 11 a.m. 1696 Old Okeechobee Rd WPB. Tenn & FL acreages, 25+ FL Home Lots Time Shares, 02 Toyota Van, Office Equip, 20 Grady White, 04 Explorer, Antiques, Guns, Coins, Stamps, Military Collectibles, Designer Furnishings, Art, Rugs, More! Stan L. Crooks CAI, CES ab1298 au1794 (561) 682-3191 www.2bid4stuff.com 7020Auctions 7000 Merchandise SEBRING -Conveniently located 3BR, 2BA in Sebring Hills, new appliances included. $850/mo. + 1st, last, sec. required. 863-465-9255, after 5 p.m. LAKE PLACIDPet Friendly! Near 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 LAKE PLACID3BR, 2BA in Placid Lakes, central water located at 324 Johnson Ave, NE and 1407 Washington Blvd, NE, $650/mo. each. Call Compton Realty for info or to request a list of available rentals. 863-465-4158 LAKE PLACID2BR, 1BA, Newly Remodeled! W/D, large yard. Convenient location, close to Interlake Blvd. $600/mo. Call 863-699-0476 or 863-243-3627. LAKE PLACID2BR, 1BA, new floors/ paint, fenced yard, close to boat ramp, nice landscape, quiet area, no smoke, $550/mo. 863-699-1119 AVON PARKSpacious 3.5BR, 2BA, 2CG. minutes from churches, schools, & shopping centers. 863-368-1451 6300Unfurnished Houses SEBRING -DINNER LAKE AREA 1BR, 1BA Apartments for Rent. $375-$395/mo. Includes water. Large rooms, fresh paint & tile floors. Call Gary Johnson @ 863-381-1861 .RELAX ATLake Isis VillasLuxurious 2BR Apartment. Clean & Quiet Setting. Call 863-453-2669 LEMONTREE APARTMENTS1015 West Bell St. Avon Park, FL 33825(off US 27, behind Wendy's)1BR, 1BA $495/Month+ 200 security deposit (Water, Sewer & Garbage Incl) Pets Welcome* Full Size Washer/Dryer Open 8 am 7 pm 7 Days a Week Call Alan, (386) 503-8953 LAKE PLACID2BR, 1BA available immediately. Includes laundry facility / water / sewage. 1st. & security. No Pets! 561-706-6743 6200UnfurnishedApartments BEST RENTAL IN TOWN! Large 2BR, 1BA totally remodeled, washer/dryer hook-ups. Available Immediately! Call 321-537-5681 AVON PARKClean, Quiet; Studios & 2BR, 2BA Apts., from $375/mo. New tile throughout...new appliances. Call 863-452-0469. AVON PARKApartment with balcony overlooking Lake Verona and City Park 100 E. Main St. Laundry Facilities. SPECIAL: $325/mo. 863-453-8538 AVON PARK** Highlands Apartments 1680 North Delaware 1BR, 1BA & 2BR, 2BA Available. Central Heat & Air. Extra insulation. 1st & Sec. Call 863-449-0195 6200UnfurnishedApartmentsSEBRING LOVELY,furnished 1BR on Lakefront Estate. No Pets. $450/mo. 863-655-1068 6150FurnishedApartments SPRING LAKESPACIOUS 2BR, 2BA, Tile, cathedral ceilings, screened lanai. Adults preferred, non-smoking, no pets. $625/mo. + security deposit. Lawn maintenance included. 863-655-0451 SEBRING -CUTE 2BR, 1BA, new tile floors & insulation. Kids and most pets ok. 4911 Manatee. $550/mo. + $300 security deposit to move in. 863-446-7274 or 863-471-0840 6050Duplexes for Rent 6000 RentalsSEBRING 2BR,2BA, W/D hookup, CHA, City water. carport, storage shed, close to shopping. $550 mo. + Dp. No Pets. 863-465-1451 or 863-840-0494 5150Mobile HomesFor Rent SELECTION OF1 & 2 Bedroom Units For Sale in friendly/active 55+ Park, located near shopping, banks, & hospital. Reasonable lot rent incl. S/W/G & Lawn mowing. Call for more info. or to view units. No pets please. 863-385-7034 SEBRING -FOR SALE BY OWNER in Woodhaven Estates, 2104 Jacaranda Way. 2BR, 1.5 BA Mobile Home, completely remodeled... & Completely Furnished (A LOT OF EXTRAS!). 55+ Park (Cleanest Park in Sebring!) Lot rent $241/mo. This unit has been a non-smoking home, and is not in Park's pet section. Call 863-382-0219 SEBRING -Conveniently located Single-wide 2BR, 2BA in 55+ Park. $10,000. 863-471-6728 or 863-446-0815 PALM HARBORHOMES Factory Liquidation Sale 2009 Model Homes MUST GO! Call for FREE color brochures. 800-622-2832 LAKE PLACID$8,900. 2BR, 2BA Double Wide Mobile Home in Great, Active 55+ Park with 2 Pools & Dock Access to Lake Clay. Good Condition. Call 1-239-455-7509 AVON PARKFully Furnished, 46' X 12' Mobile Home. 33' Carport, Paved Drive, A/C, FL Sunroom. $13,500 OBO. 863-452-2877 5050Mobile HomesFor Sale 5000 Mobile Homes SEBRING NEWLYREMODELED 3BR Home, one block from Woodlawn Elem. School. Nice, quiet neighborhood. 1423 Fernvale Ave. Possible Owner Financing. Call 863-675-3387 TODAY! SEBRING -Edgewater Village Lakeview Dr. 2BR, 2BA, 1CG Villa. Beautifully furnished. New kitchen, laundry, TV. Low Maintenance fee includes Cable TV, Clubhouse, heated pool. Private street. Avail Immed. 863-402-9138 4080Homes for SaleSebringAVON PARKLAKES 2919 Lowell Rd, Furnished 2BR, 2BA on 2 lots. ESTATE Owner out of area, MUST SELL! 863-452-9057. 4060Homes for SaleAvon ParkATTENTION: Cash for your Home, Duplex, Apartment, Commercial Property. Rapid Closing, As Is Condition. 863-441-2689 STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL 4040Homes For Sale 4000 Real Estate 3000 Financial SANTA WANTED!!Must have the "Santa Look" & pass a backgroung check. Santa suit is provided. Sebring location Dec 4th thru Dec 23rd. 6 9 pm. Contact Jon @ 863-385-5181. PERSONALIZE YOURCHRISTMAS Looking for dependable person with excellent penmanship, to personalize christmas ornaments, piggy banks etc... At th Sebring Mall for the holiday season. please Call Mike 239-682-5810 P/T PUBLICATIONSSecretary needed. Must have experience in Publisher and Microsoft Word. To obtain an application and for more information, Call 863-453-6681 2150Part-timeEmploymentOFFICE POSITIONAVAILABLE: Busy Real Estate office seeking person with computer, communication and people skills. Fax resume to: 863-465-7130 2100Help Wanted SALES PERSON-FULLTime. Currently seeking bilingual, highly motivated in retail furmiture and home furnishings sales. Salary plus commission, with benefits. Apply in person at 594 US 27N, Lake Placid. 863-465-2616 MEDICAID CASEWORKERNEEDED Good Pay and Benefits. Must be flexible. Travel in Highlands / Hardee County areas. Mon. thru Fri. 11am to 8pm. alternating working every other Saturday. Fax resume to 863-402-3197 LOCAL PRE-SCHOOLHIRING for several positions. Experience preferred but not required. Benefits available. Call 863-382-2727 to schedule an interview. LICENSED REALESTATE AGENTS needed for busy office with great staff and systems. Call Susan Compton @ CENTURY 21 Compton Realty for a private session to see how working with the Largest Real Estate Company in the World can make 2011 your best year ever in your career. 863-465-4158, x236 HIRING FOR:*Front Desk Details @ www.flcancer.com DR.'S OFFICENow hiring Office Manager. Billing Clerk and Front Desk Medical Receptionist, Send resume to: Reply Box #2215 c/o News-Sun 2227 US HWY 27S Sebring 33870. DIRECT SUPPORTPROFESSIONALS wanted for Avon Park Intermediate Care Facility serving disabled adults. HS diploma or 1 year associated experience, valid FL Drivers License and clean criminal background req. Please complete application at 55 E. College Dr., Avon Park, FL 33825. LPN'S WANTEDAvon Park Intermediate Care Facility serving adults with developmental disabilities is seeking Licensed Practical Nurses, FT/PT. We offer a casual work environment, competitive wage and benefits package. For details call Barb @ 863-452-5141 2100Help WantedBILINGUAL /SPANISH SPEAKING CASE MANAGER, full time. Receive Referrals and completes annual client assessments; devise care plans; secure and target client support services; maintain case records. Position requires a bachelor's degree in social work or related field. Other related job education or experience may be substituted for some of these requirements. Apply in person at NU-HOPE Elder Care Services, Inc., 6414 US Hwy. 27 South, Sebring. EOE DFWP ADT COORDINATOR Preferred qualification: Bachelor's degree or 4 years experience in development and implementation of Adult Day Training services for the developmentally disabled. Related work experience will substitute year for year basis for required education. Fax resume to 863-773-6499 or call Robert @ 863-448-2479 for more info. EOE / DFWP. 2050Job Opportunities 2000 Employment WANT NEW FURNITURE? Need to sell the old furniture first? Call News-Sun classifieds, 385-6155. Then shop till you drop! LOOKING FOR THAT SPECIAL HOME? Search the News-Sun Classifieds every Sunday, Wednesday and Friday.Subscribe to the News-Sun Call 385-6155

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Page 14ANews-SunSunday, November 21, 2010www.newssun.com Before the festivities commence, wed like to wish you and your family an abundance of health, happiness and good fortune this year. For your business we are sincerely thankful, and for your friendship we feel truly blessed. With A Bounty Of Best Wishes At Thanksgiving

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By KATE ROWLAND Special to the News-Sun KISSIMMEE Sebring Highs football squad made the most of an unexpected post-season game with a come-from-behind, 33-20 victory over the Atlantic Sharks in the 25th Annual Osceola County Scholarship Rotary Bowl at Poinciana High School on Thursday. Atlantic scored after a 35-yard kick-off return from Shane Jones, and its first play on downs as Chris Jones streaked up the sideline to score just 35 seconds into the game. Atlantics David Allen ran the 2-point conversion in to give the Sharks an 8-0 lead. Donovan Frantz gave Atlantic a 14-0 lead with a 6yard touchdown run with less than a minute to go in the first quarter though that two-point conversion run failed. The Class 2ASharks (5-5 overall) from Port Orange didnt surprise Sebring, Blue Streak senior Trini Sutton said, the team just came out flat after an emotional game with county rival Avon Park last Friday. The Blue Streaks outscored the Sharks 33-6 in the final three quarters, as the offense picked up and the defense threw down. After those two touchdowns we just kind of stood up, Sutton said. We couldnt take it anymore. I feel like we could have made it to the playoffs if we had just done some minor things, but this is the second best option to go out with. I just hope these boys do good next year. Ill try and make it back to cheer them on every chance I get. Head coach Jared Hamlin said neither team knew what to expect, having not traded films by a mutual decision. We just decided to ta lk on the phone, he said, b ut that made it difficult to pr epare for the specializ ed offense that they run. I thought the kids adjust ed well and the coaches adjust ed really well, especially defe nsively. We saw what they we re doing and made a few min or adjustments, and the ki ds went out, took it and wen t. Thats what happens wh en you have a senior class li ke we have. Evan Lewis returned a kickoff to the Sharks 4 0yard-line, Damion Thompso n scored on a 5-yard run wi th two and a half minutes go ne in the second quarte r. Donavon Whites kick w as good for a 14-7 score. Abobbled ball in Sebring s favor led to an incomple te pass on fourth down, and t he Blue Streaks took over on t he Sharks27-yard-line with 1 7 seconds left in the half. By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comAVON PARK While the opening night of the Bill Jarrett Ford Tip-Off Classic saw lopsided, undermanned, mismatched blowouts, Thursdays closing night spun around the other way. Sebring, still without its football players, looked like it might face another blowout as the Clewiston Tigers roared out to a 24-6 lead after one. But from there, with a squad mixed with role players and soon to be junior varsity team members, the Blue Streaks stayed virtually even in the second period, riding a 12-11 margin to a still daunting 36-17 deficit at the half. Apesky press and the quick hands of guards Nelson St. Luis and C.J. Hipps created Tiger turnovers and lead to some easy scores in the third. The defense held Clewiston to just six points in the period while the offense put in 15 to cut the margin to 42-32 heading into the final eight minutes. ASebring score opened the fourth and a Josh Heflin halfcourt steal and drive cut it to 42-36. Matt Taylor then split a pair at the line to make it a five-point game. The two teams then traded scores, but junior guard Johnny Jackson hit from the outside to push it to 51-44. The Blue Streak defense then kicked into high gear, holding Clewiston scoreless over the final three-and-ahalf minutes while they mounted their comeback. Jared Cannon put back an offensive rebound and Toby Solebello worked inside and hit a jump hook to make it a Dragons down Bobcats SPORTS B SECTION News-Sun Sunday, November 21, 2010 News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Matt Taylor powers toward the hoop for two of his team high 17 points in Sebrings win over Clewiston Thursday. Courtesy photo by JIM TAYLO R Nevada Weaver and the Green Dragons notched a win Thursday night, topping North Port in the Bill Jarrett Ford Tip-Off Tournament at Avon Park. Blue Streak stunner See STREAKS, page 4B Courtesy photo by KIM GAUGER Z ac Morris and the Sebring defense wrap up Atlantic running back Allen David and stops the two-point conversion attempt in the first quarter of Thursdays Rotary Bowl win for the Blue Streaks. News-Sun photo by BETH BALDRIDG E Darius Mitchell-LaFlam drives through the lane Thursday in Avon Parks overtime loss to Haines City in the Bill Jarrett Tip-Off Classic. Sebring62Clewiston59 By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comAVON PARK The Devils e nded their pre-season jaunt with a 6 8-60 loss in overtime to Haines C ity on Thursday to close out the B ill Jarrett Tip-Off T ournament. It was a fast and fierce batt le from the start with Haines C ity getting on the board f irst and staying out in front o f the Devils until the last s econds of the fourth quarter. The Red Devil play, at t imes, was sluggish and flat a nd lead to the Avon Park netters g etting down by as many as 13 p oints, unable to keep pace with the H ornetsspeed. The Devils pressed the outside g ame for most of the night, but w ere unable to connect and the usua lly consistent teamwork faltered as f lashy passes went awry several times after the defense had set the offense up with steals. But the team regrouped, dug in and began to chip away at the lead, getting to within striking distance in the waning moments. Then, with three seconds left on the clock, Avon Parks Alonzo Robertson powered inside for a score and tied the game at 58-58 to send the play into overtime. Robertsons consistent play garnered him 20 points for the evening followed closely by teammate Marcus Dewberry, who scored 18. Haines City answered the comeback by stepping up their play over the four minutes of the extra period, led by a Terrell Pritchett steal and break for two within the first 30 seconds of overtime play. Pritchett netted 16 points and, overall, the Hornets connected on 13 of their 14 free throw attempts on the night. Top scoring honors for the game went to Haines Citys Deminque Washington, who topped out at 28 points overall. After Tuesdays easy win over Clewiston, the Devils got a quick and sobering reminder that its a long road ahead in their quest to match last years appearance in the Final Four. Aroad that continues Tuesday with a home game against county rival Sebring. Avon Park then has the rest of the week off for the Thanksgiving break before starting the district schedule with a visit from Tenoroc Tuesday, Nov. 30, a trip to Lake Placid Friday, Dec. 3 and a nonconference road trip to Punta Gorda to face the Charlotte Fightin Tarpons Saturday, Dec. 4. Devils downed in OT Haines City68Avon Park60 Sebring33Atlantic20 Sebring storms to Rotary Bowl win See STREAKS, page 3B

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Deckers give thanksSEBRING Asincere thank you to all who golfed our third annual Doc Decker Memorial Golf Tournament. We appreciate the support and generosity from the community. We would also like to thank the prize contributors for their generous support. Im sure Doc would have been very proud to see such kindness and support in his honor. Addie Decker and Family.Turkey Trot 5KSEBRING The 18th Annual Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk are set for Thanksgiving morning at 8 a.m. at Highlands Hammock State Park. Last years holiday classic race drew a field of 548 finishers making it the largest race in the county. Entry fee is $15 for a cotton Tee-shirt or $20 for a dri-fit tee through November 15. After the early registration cutoff date, the fee is $20 with no guarantee of a shirt, so runners/walkers should pre-register. Checks made payable to Friends of Highlands Hammock and the signed form is available from cbrojek@comcast.net or jilw@embarqmail.com, mailed to Jill Willingham, 4017 Westminster Road, Sebring, Florida 33875. Those with questions may call 863471-1160. Awards will be given in 15 five-year age divisions from 14-and-under through 80+. We expect another large field and encourage early entry to help us with race preparation, said Willingham. Come join the fun and burn off a few calories prior to the annual holiday feast.Legends BanquetSEBRING Have you purchased your Legends of Motorsports banquet tickets yet? Join us as we celebrate the inaugural Legends of Motorsports season and honor category champions and other special award winners. The banquet will take place at The Four Points Sheraton Chateau Elan in Sebring, Saturday, Dec. 4. Cocktails begin at 6:30 p.m. with dinner and awards to follow at 7:15 p.m. Attire is business casual. Tickets may be purchased for $150.00 online through our website. Please contact Mandy DeWeese at mdeweese@legendsofmotorsports.com or by phone at 317.344.1881 if you have any questions. How to purchase banquet tickets online: 1. Visit www.legendsofmotorsports.com 2.Click on Participants on the left side of the page. 3.Click on Entry Forms-Online Submission 4.You will need to create a username and password if you dont currently have one. 5. Once logged in, choose Register for an Event 6.Select 2010-End-of-the-Year Banquet from the drop-down menu to complete and submit the form. 7. You will receive a confirmation once you are registered.Doty Memorial TourneySEBRING Play golf and help t he kids! The 19th annual Brad Doty Memori al Childrens Christmas Golf Classic will be held Saturday, Dec. 4 at the Country Clu b of Sebring Format will be a four-man scramb le with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start. Entry fee is $60, which includes gree ns fee and cart, lunch, beverages on and o ff the course, raffle and door prizes, ran ge balls and lots of fun. Cohan Radio Group will provide t he Hole-in-One prize. The field will be flighted according to total team handicap. Hole sponsorship donations are ava ilable for $100. The tournament benefits the Children s Services Foundation. They will be helping less fortuna te local children, who need the help of ot hers during the Christmas season an d throughout the year. For additional information call K ip Doty at 446-4008 or John Vickers at 38 23500.LP Tennis Car WashLAKE PLACID With low fun ds threatening to put a damper on the ir upcoming season, the Lake Placid tenn is teams are taking the task of raising mon ey into their own hands. The Green Dragons of the courts w ill be holding a car wash at Bank of Ameri ca Saturday, Dec. 11 from 8 a.m.-1 p.m ., where coffee and baked goods will also be available. Get your car cleaned up and help o ut these young athletes as they strive to he lp their own cause.SFCC Holiday Baseball CampAVON PARK The South Flori da Community College baseball progra m will be hosting a Youth Holiday Cam p Dec. 20-22 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m each day for children ages 6-14. Cost for the camp is $80 per perso n, with a $5 discount for families with mo re than one child participating. SFCC Head Coach Rick Hitt will ser ve as showcase director, with the help of assistant coach Andy Polk and Panth er players. The camp is designed to provide qua lity baseball instruction, with emphasis o n fundamentals and improvement in a ll areas of the game. Each day, campers will have the oppo rtunity to improve their skills and baseba ll knowledge. Players are to bring their own glov e, cap, bat and any individual baseball atti re to Panther Field at the SFCC campus in Avon Park. To register, go to www.southflorida.ed u and select the baseball site. Click on baseball winter camps, th en print out Admissions Application an d Emergency Treatment forms. Mail the forms as indicated on t he application form or register by phone at one of the Panther Baseball lines at exte nsion 7036 Avon Park/Sebring: 45 36661; Lake Placid: 465-5300; Arcadi a: 494-7500; Wauchula: 773-2252. All camp participants will receive a camp T-shirt. AMERICAN CONFERENCEEast WLTPctPFPA N.Y. Jets720.778208150 New England720.778258214 Miami550.500172208 Buffalo180.111164245 South WLTPctPFPA Indianapolis630.667240185 Tennessee540.556241179 Jacksonville540.556196250 Houston450.444217257 North WLTPctPFPA Baltimore630.667196165 Pittsburgh630.667200162 Cleveland360.333172182 Cincinnati270.222184213 West WLTPctPFPA Oakland540.556235188 Kansas City540.556212194 San Diego450.444239197 Denver360.333203252NATIONAL CONFERENCEEast WLTPctPFPA Philadelphia630.667257209 N.Y. Giants630.667236193 Washington450.444183229 Dallas270.222194252 South WLTPctPFPA Atlanta720.778222175 New Orleans630.667201151 Tampa Bay630.667188206 Carolina180.111104215 North WLTPctPFPA Chicago730.667191146 Green Bay630.667221143 Minnesota360.333169195 Detroit270.222215202 West WLTPctPFPA Seattle540.556166199 St. Louis450.444160164 San Francisco360.333160198 Arizona360.333175261 ___ Thursday, Nov. 18 Chicago 16, Miami 0 Sunday, Nov. 21 Detroit at Dallas, 1 p.m. Oakland at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m. Washington at Tennessee, 1 p.m. Houston at N.Y. Jets, 1 p.m. Buffalo at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. Arizona at Kansas City, 1 p.m. Cleveland at Jacksonville, 1 p.m. Baltimore at Carolina, 1 p.m. Green Bay at Minnesota, 1 p.m. Atlanta at St. Louis, 4:05 p.m. Seattle at New Orleans, 4:05 p.m. Tampa Bay at San Francisco, 4:05 p.m. Indianapolis at New England, 4:15 p.m. N.Y. Giants at Philadelphia, 8:20 p.m. Monday, Nov. 22 Denver at San Diego, 8:30 p.m.EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLPctGB Boston93.750 New York58.385412New Jersey48.3335 Toronto49.308512Philadelphia310.231612Southeast Division WLPctGB Orlando83.727 Atlanta84.66712Miami 84.66712Washington47.3644 Charlotte48.333412Central Division WLPctGB Chicago74.636 Indiana55.500112Cleveland56.4552 Milwaukee57.417212Detroit 48.333312WESTERN CONFERENCESouthwest Division WLPctGB New Orleans101.909 San Antonio101.909 Dallas74.6363 Memphis49.3087 Houston39.250712Northwest Division WLPctGB Oklahoma City84.667 Portland85.61512Utah 85.61512Denver 66.5002 Minnesota410.2865 Pacific Division WLPctGB L.A. Lakers112.846 Golden State75.583312Phoenix 66.500412Sacramento47.3646 L.A. Clippers112.07710 ___ Fridays Games Oklahoma City 89, Boston 84 Philadelphia 90, Milwaukee 79 Toronto 106, Houston 96 Washington 89, Memphis 86 Miami 95, Charlotte 87 L.A. Lakers 112, Minnesota 95 New Orleans 108, Cleveland 101 San Antonio 94, Utah 82 Chicago 88, Dallas 83 Sacramento 86, New Jersey 81 New York 125, Golden State 119 Saturdays Games Phoenix at Charlotte, late Orlando at Indiana, late Miami at Memphis, late Dallas at Atlanta, late Oklahoma City at Milwaukee, late Cleveland at San Antonio, late New Jersey at Denver, late Utah at Portland, late New York at L.A. Clippers, late Sundays Games Boston at Toronto, 1 p.m. New Orleans at Sacramento, 6 p.m. Washington at Detroit, 6 p.m. Golden State at L.A. Lakers, 9:30 p.m.EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLOTPtsGFGA Philadelphia1262267049 Pittsburgh1182246657 N.Y. Rangers1091215857 New Jersey5122123462 N.Y. Islanders4113113962 Northeast Division WLOTPtsGFGA Montreal1261254939 Boston1151235131 Ottawa9101194965 Buffalo8103195766 Toronto783174352 Southeast Division WLOTPtsGFGA Washington1451297054 Tampa Bay1072226063 Carolina991196266 Atlanta893196369 Florida890164644WESTERN CONFERENCECentral Division WLOTPtsGFGA Detroit1232266144 St. Louis1053234949 Columbus1160225044 Chicago10102226466 Nashville863194548 Northwest Division WLOTPtsGFGA Vancouver1053235546 Colorado1171236857 Minnesota1062224442 Calgary8100165454 Edmonton4104124575 Pacific Division WLOTPtsGFGA Los Angeles1260245543 Phoenix955235457 Anaheim1093235565 San Jose954225549 Dallas1070205349 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. ___ Fridays Games Pittsburgh 5, Carolina 4, SO Phoenix 4, Edmonton 3, SO Minnesota 4, Detroit 3, OT Buffalo 4, Los Angeles 2 Atlanta 5, Washington 0 St. Louis 5, Ottawa 2 Colorado 5, N.Y. Rangers 1 Calgary 7, Chicago 2 Columbus 4, Anaheim 3 Saturdays Games Los Angeles at Boston, late Tampa Bay at Buffalo, late Toronto at Montreal, late Florida at N.Y. Islanders, late Philadelphia at Washington, late Nashville at Carolina, late New Jersey at St. Louis, late N.Y. Rangers at Minnesota, late Colorado at Dallas, late Chicago at Vancouver, late Columbus at San Jose, late Sundays Games N.Y. Islanders at Atlanta, 5 p.m. Calgary at Detroit, 5 p.m. Edmonton at Anaheim, 8 p.m. Phoenix at Vancouver, 9 p.m.EASTERN CONFERENCESemifinals New York vs. San Jose San Jose 0, New York 1 New York 1, San Jose 3 Colorado vs. Columbus Colorado 1, Columbus 0 Columbus 2, Colorado 1 (Colorado advanced on penalties) Eastern Conference Championship Saturday, Nov. 13 Colorado 1, San Jose 0WESTERN CONFERENCESemifinals Dallas vs. Real Salt Lake Dallas 2, Real Salt Lake 1 Real Salt Lake 1, Dallas 1 Los Angeles vs. Seattle Seattle 0, Los Angeles 1 Los Angeles 2, Seattle 1 Western Conference Championship Sunday, Nov. 14 Dallas 3, Los Angeles 0MLS CUPSunday, Nov. 21 Colorado vs. Dallas at TorontoBASEBALLAmerican League BALTIMORE ORIOLESAssigned RHP Armando Gabino and INF Rhyne Hughes outright to Norfolk (IL). Selected contracts of LHP Zach Britton, INF Joe Mahoney and OF Matt Angle from Norfolk. BOSTON RED SOXSelected contracts of C Luis Esposito, RHP Stolmy Pimentel and INF Oscar Tejeda from Pawtucket (IL). CHICAGO WHITE SOXSelected contracts of RHP Anthony Carter and SS Eduardo Escobar from Birmingham (SL) and RHP Nate Jones from Winston-Salem (Carolina). CLEVELAND INDIANSSelected contracts of INF Jared Goedert, RHP Josh Judy, RHP Zach McAllister and RHP Corey Kluber from Columbus (IL) and LHP Nick Hagadome from Akron (EL). DETROIT TIGERSAgreed to terms with RHP Joaquin Benoit on three-year contract and RHP Alberto Alburquerque on one-year contract. Selected contracts of LHP Charlie Furbush and SS Cale Iorg from Toledo (IL) and RHP Lester Oliveros, RHP Jose Ortega, RHP Brayan Villarreal and LHP Duane Below from Erie (EL). Assigned LHP Fu-Te Ni outright to Toledo. KANSAS CITY ROYALSSelected contracts of LHP Everett Teaford, 1B Clint Robinson, OF David Lough and OF Derrick Robinson from Omaha (PCL). Designated RHP Bryan Bullington, RHP Gaby Hernandez, RHP Victor Marte and OF Jordan Parraz for assignment. NEW YORK YANKEESReleased RHP Jonathan Albaladejo. Named Larry Rothschild pitching coach. Selected contracts of RHP Dellin Betances from Trenton (EL) and INF Brandon Laird and RHP Ryan Pope from Scranton/WilkesBarre (IL). Acquired OF Cody Johnson from Atlanta for cash considerations. OAKLAND ATHLETICSSelected OF Michael Taylor, OF Corey Brown, INF Adrian Cardenas and INF Sean Doolittle from Sacramento (PCL) and RHP Trystan Magnuson from Midland (TL). SEATTLE MARINERSSelected contracts of RHP Michael Pineda, RHP Tom Wilhelmsen, RHP Josh Lueke, OF Johermyn Chavez, OF Carlos Peguero, INFAlex Liddi, RHP Maikel Cleto, RHP Cesar Jimenez, RHP Yoervis Medina and RHP Mauricio Robles. TEXAS RANGERSSelected contracts of RHP Fabio Castillo, RHP Wilmer Font, LHP Miguel De Los Santos and OF Engel Beltre from Oklahoma City (PCL). Agreed to terms with C Kevin Cash, OF Doug Deeds and INF Esteban German on minor league contracts. National League CHICAGO CUBSSelected the contracts of RHP Chris Archer, RHP Kyle Smit and OF Brandon Guyer from Tennessee (SL) and RhP Alberto Cabrera from Daytona (FSL). Sold the rights to the contract of INF Micah Hoffpauir to Nippon Ham (Japanese Pacific League). LOCALSCHEDULE SPORTSSNAPSHOTS THESCOREBOARD Lake Placid TUESDAY: Boys Basketball vs.Hardee,6/7:30 p.m. MONDAY,Nov.29: Boys Basketball vs.Sebring,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Basketball at Walker Memorial,6:30 p.m. TUESDAY,Nov.30: Girls Basketball vs.Sebring,6/7:30 p.m.; Boys Soccer vs.Fort Meade,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Soccer at Fort Meade,6/7:30 p.m. Sebring MONDAY: Boys Basketball at Haines City,6/7:30 p.m.; Boys Soccer vs.Okeechobee, 6/7:30 p.m. TUESDAY: Boys Basketball at Avon Park,6/7:30 p.m.; Boys Soccer vs.Haines City, 6/7:30 p.m. MONDAY,Nov.29: Boys Basketball at Lake Placid,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Basketball at Winter Haven,6/7:30 p.m.; Boys Soccer at Osceola,6/7:30 p.m. Heartland Christian MONDAY,Nov.29: JV Basketball vs.West Glades,4:30 p.m. TUESDAY,Nov.30: Boys Basketball at Orangewood Christian,5:30/7 p.m. THURSDAY,Dec.2: JV Basketball at City of Life,4:30 p.m. FRIDAY,Dec.3: Boys Basketball vs.Riverband Academy,7 p.m. Avon Park MONDAY: Girls Basketball vs.Lakeland,7 p.m. TUESDAY: Boys Basketball vs.Sebring,6/7:30 p.m. SATURDAY,Nov.27: Girls Basketball vs.Auburndale,6:30 p.m. MONDAY,Nov.29: Girls Basketball at Lake Wales,6/7:30 p.m. A A U U T T O O R R A A C C I I N N G G S SU U N N D D A A Y Y 1 1 0 0 a a . m m . NHRA Lucas Oil Sportsman Series . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 1 1 p p . m m . NASCAR Ford 400 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N NS S K K A A T T I I N N G G S SU U N N D D A A Y Y 2 2 p p . m m . ISU Grand Prix Cup of Russia . . . . . . . . N N B B C CC C O O L L L L E E G G E E B B A A S S K K E E T T B B A A L L L L S SU U N N D D A A Y Y 3 3 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Morehead State at Florida . . . . . . . . . . . . S S U U N N 5 5 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Puerto Rico Tournament Teams TBA . E E S S P P N N 2 2 7 7 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Puerto Rico Tournament Teams TBA . E E S S P P N N 2 2M MO O N N D D A A Y Y 3 3 p p . m m . Maui Connecticut vs. Wichita State . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 5 5 p p . m m . Maui Kentucky vs. Oklahoma . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 6 6 p p . m m . Paradise Jam Consolation Teams TBA . S S U U N N 7 7 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . OReilly Duke vs. Marquette . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 8 8 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Paradise Jam Final T eams TBA . . . . . . S S U U N N 9 9 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . OReilly Gonzaga vs. Kansas State . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2T TU U E E S S D D A A Y Y 2 2 p p . m m . Maui Invitational Teams TBA . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 4 4 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Maui Invitational Teams TBA . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 7 7 p p . m m . Maui Invitational Teams TBA . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 9 9 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Maui Invitational Teams TBA . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 1 1 0 0 p p . m m . OReilly Classic Final T eams TBA . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2Times, games, channels all subject to change N N F F L L S SU U N N D D A A Y Y 1 1 p p . m m . Cleveland at Jacksonville . . . . . . . . . . . . . C C B B S S 1 1 p p . m m . Regional Detroit at Dallas, Green Bay at . Minnesota or Washington at Tennessee F F O O X X 3 3 6 6 4 4 p p . m m . Indianapolis at New England . . . . . . . . . . C C B B S S 4 4 p p . m m . Tampa Bay at San Francisco . . . . . . . . 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Sebring quarterback Matt Grubbs lateral pass to Jaquan Williams was relayed to Devin Clarke for a leaping 33yard touchdown reception. Whites kick tied the score 14-all with no time remaining on the clock. After a scoreless third, Grubbs 1-yard touchdown on a quarterback sneak opened the fourth quarter. Whites kick was good, and Sebring led 21-14. Then the game really got really exciting. Anthony Powell saved a Shark touchdown with a diving tackle and three minutes left in the game. Third and 8, Shark quarterback Alex Bell connected on a 21-yard pass to Adam Owens. First and goal with two minutes left and Jones dove into the end zone for a slim 21-20 Sebring lead. Atlantic went for the 2point conversion run, the same play the Sharks tried in the first half, Hamlin said. Devaris Faulk made the stop and Sebring hung on to its 21-20 lead with less than two minutes to go in the game. The Sharks attempted an on-side kick that went out of bounds, and Sebring took over on offense at midfield. With less than a minute to go, Sutton broke several tackles on a 36-yard touchdown run. The kick failed, and the Blue Streaks led 27-20 with 37 seconds left in the game. Senior Zac Morris, who had a hand in a wide margin of Sebrings defensive plays, intercepted an Atlantic pass and returned the ball 40-yards for a touchdown with 0 seconds on the clock for the final 33-20 Blue Streak victory. Fittingly, a Sebring defensive player was named Most Valuable Player as Morris earned the honor for the Blue Streaks. It was my first pick and my first touchdown, Morris said. Its amazing. We just came out here to have fun, but losing isnt fun so we knew we had to step it up. We just came out flat. We knew we had to step it up mentally and make some tackles. Grubb finished the evening with nine completions in 19 tries for 97 yards and one interception. Williamsone toss was good for a 33-yard touchdown reception. Clarke gained 74 yards on six catches, Sutton, Faulk and Zack Bullock each made one reception for 11, 16 and 10 yards, respectively. Thompson had six carries for 27 yards, Grubb carried eight times for 27 yards, Faulk gained 11 yards on three carries, Sutton gained 70 yards on five carries and Clarke rushed six yards on two ca rries. Hamlin said the teams se nior class was special an d would be missed. Weve been through a l ot of ups and downs and a lot of tough situations, especial ly early on in their sophomo re year, Hamlin said. We sta rted off 3-7 and they finish ed 16-5 the last two years. Theyve gotten thin gs turned around and where i ts supposed to be. Its a gre at group of seniors both athle tically and as people and we re really going to miss them. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, November 21, 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. Tax & CartMonday thru Friday:8am 1pm $22By 8, After 1 $18 Saturday & Sunday: $18 PUBLIC NOTICE All interested parties within Hardee, Highlands, and Okeechobee Counties are hereby advised that the Central Florida Regional Planning Council is applying to the Florida Department of Transportation for a capital grant under Section 5310 of the Federal Transit Act of 1991, as amended, for the purchase of two wheelchair accessible vehicles at an approximate cost of $42,000 per vehicle to replace vehicles currently used for the provision of public transit services within the three county area. A public hearing has been scheduled for December 8, 2010 at 9:30 a.m. at the Chain O Lakes Complex, Pool Room, 210 Cypress Gardens Boulevard West, Winter Haven, FL 33880. The Public Hearing will be held during the regular monthly meeting of the Central Florida Regional Planning Council. The public hearing is for the purpose of advising all interested parties of service being planned for if a grant is awarded, and to ensure that planned services would not represent a duplication of current or proposed services provided by existing transit or paratransit operators in the area. This hearing will be conducted if, and only if, a written request for the hearing is received by 4:00 p.m. on December 6, 2010. Requests for a hearing must be addressed to Marcia Staszko, Central Florida Regional Planning Council, 555 E. Church Street, Bartow, FL 33830 (863)534-7130, and a copy sent to Mr. Terry Beacham, Florida Department of Transportation, District One, P.O. Box 1249, Bartow, FL 33830-1249. Special to the News-SunSEBRING Legends of M otorsports, the Bobby R ahal signature event is c oming to Sebring I nternational Raceway D ecember 3-5. Bobby Rahal won S ebring in 1987 and the I ndy 500 in 1986. He credits Sebring to be h is greatest win ever. He is going to be the G rand Marshall for the S ebring Christmas Parade. On Thursday, Dec. 2, there will be a free to the public event downtown called Lunch with Legends in which Bobby will ride into town with several high-end vintage race cars. There will be food and music and it will allow everyone to get up close and personal with the drivers and cars. Sebring is the last race on the circuit for Bobbys event and promises to be the best with the largest field in the history of the series. Athree-day pass to the event is $45 and kids 12 and under get in free! Track touring will be available to the public for an additional cost. Contact Matthew Christian at Sebring International Raceway for more information, Rahal, Legends coming to Sebring Speedway Courtesy photo by KIM GAUGE R For his numerous pivotal defensive plays, Zac Morris was awarded the Most Valuable Player trophy after Sebrings win in the 25th Annual Rotary Bowl Thursday. By JENNAFRYER Associated PressHOMESTEAD Kevin H arvick said it. Alot of o ther people, maybe even s ome in NASCARs front o ffice, are thinking it. Anybody but Jimmie. NASCAR has one of the t ightest championship r aces in its history going i nto Sundays season finale a t Homestead-Miami S peedway, with Denny H amlin, Johnson and H arvick separated by only 4 6 points in the standings. Problem is, there arent e nough people paying a ttention. While there are plenty of r easons why attendance a nd television ratings are d own for NASCAR w hich not so long ago b illed itself as the fastestg rowing sport in the count ry there are some who w ant to pin the sports popu larity decline on J ohnsons dominant run of f our straight champio nships. Never mind that the e conomy tanked, sponsors hips became scarce and N ASCARs traditionally b lue-collar fan base found i tself unable to pay the b ills, let alone travel to a r ace. Aseason-long downward s lide in television ratings h as everyone in the indust ry concerned, and not even a thrilling Chase for the S print Cup has helped. E SPNs ratings have been d own for all nine of the C hase races so far. If we alienated some f ans over the last three y ears, for whatever reason .. theyre not going to c ome back overnight, said v eteran driver Jeff Burton. When you lose people, t hey dont pick up the p aper one day and say, It i s a good points race, lets s tart watching again. Those not watching are m issing a title race that r ivals the epic 1992 strugg le between Alan K ulwicki, Davey Allison a nd Bill Elliott. Kulwicki t railed Allison by 30 points h eading into the finale, and w on the title by 10 over E lliott. Only one title race since h ad similar suspense, in 2 004, the debut year of the C hase format, when Kurt B usch edged Johnson by e ight points. Johnson lost to Tony S tewart the next year, but h es owned the Chase syst em since. Of Johnsons 35 v ictories over the past four s easons, 14 wins came in C hase races. Except for 2 007, when he and H endrick Motorsports t eammate Jeff Gordon raced down to the wire, hes had the championship well in hand long before the season finale. So Harvick was only slightly kidding when he said last month, while sitting next to Johnson, that NASCAR needs a new champion. He reiterated the sentiment Friday, and said the fan reaction to this threeman title race has been something we havent seen in several years. As a driver, as a fan of the sport, its been something thats fun to see and exciting to see, Harvick said. You see a lot of fans talk about not being interested in racing over the past couple of years and all of a sudden theyre popping up on Twitter, theyre popping up on your website, theyre calling the shop, and those are the people that we need back interested in the sport. I vote for somebody else to win. Jimmies a friend and I think that theyve had a great run and done a great job, but theres nothing more that anybody else wants to do, and thats beat them right now. Johnson, irked for so many years at being labeled a vanilla corporate spokesman, finally learned to accept the negative characterizations that go with being the champ. His dominance has allowed to him let his guard down, and those in the industry know the California native lives by a work hard, play hard, code. Not convinced? Last year, the car service sent to take him to the airport the morning after his record-setting fourth title found the driver asleep on the curb outside his hotel. He later admitted on live television he was struggling through a hangover, earning raves not for his on-track feat, but at his ability to weather a full schedule of media commitments with such aplomb. So, maybe unsurprisingly, he just shrugs when people want to blame him for NASCARs decline. I dont care what people have to say. I just care about how our team performs and what we do, Johnson said. We certainly have our issues and it is what it is and there are so many ideas of what it might be that I cant sit here and say its because of me. If were trying to blame someone, we can pick someone. I can be that guy if everybody wants me to be that guy. But I think the problem was there before I came. NASCARs done its best over the last 15 months to lure fans back through a series of on and off track adjustments. Among them were universal start times, the return of the traditional spoiler to the race cars, and a loosened governing policy this season thats encouraged a show of personality through a Boys, have at it, mentality. It hasnt mattered, though, as ESPNs ratings for the eight Chase races it aired one was on ABC are down 24.7 percent this season. The entire season, which is shared by Fox, TNT, ABC and ESPN, is down approximately 9 percent. NASCAR chairman Brian France believes a portion of the ratings decline can be blamed on shifting a bulk of races to ESPN this year. Last season, ABC aired 11 of the 17 races it owns while ESPN had six. This year, ESPN took 14 of the 17, including nine of the 10 Chase races. We took ourselves out of some more homes by doing that, France said. We did some things to try to help in one area that might have had an effect in another. Julie Sobieski, ESPN vice president of programming and acquisitions, said a variety of factors contributed to the decline in ratings, and NASCARs drop is on par with the NFLs increase this season. The NFLhas been up about the same amount that weve been down in these windows, they are up a full rating point and were down about .9, she said. Were looking at everything and obviously want ratings to be going up and everything to be climbing. But weve got the best competition coming down this weekend, thats all we can ask for. I really feel like if people arent watching it, they are just missing it. With tight NASCAR race, some hope for a new champ As a driver, as a fan of the sport, its been something thats fun to see and exciting to see.KEVINHARVICK NASCARdriver NEWS-SUN 385-6155 Continued from 1B Streaks roar back from early deficit Get the paper delivered to you! NEWS-SUN-6155

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By KATE ROWLAND Special to the News-SunSEBRING Lake Wales m oved around the pitch b etween Blue Streak defende rs seemingly at will in the f irst half of Fridays girls s occer match at Firemens F ield, and built a 5-0 lead at t he end of the first half. They scored a goal in the f irst minute and it went d ownhill from there, said f irst-year Sebring coach Paul B rown. We got a bad start. W e werent marking their p layers and theyre a good t eam. The Blue Streaks (1-4-0) g ave themselves a good shaki ng up during halftime and h ad a more physical presence i n the second half, holding t he dangerous Highlander o ffense to one goal in the f inal 40 minutes of play. The young Blue Streak t eam, with just three seniors l eading the squad, took two l osses in away games to b egin the season, a 3-1 loss to R idge Community High S chool and a mercy-ruled 8-0 l oss on Winter Havens home p itch. Sebring scored its first g oal in a 4-1 home loss to O sceola High School. Senior N ina Mercures goal gave the B lue Streaks a much-needed b oost, and the team went on t o defeat Mulberry 4-0 on the r oad after a 4-1 road loss to P oinciana. The fact that the Blue S treaks are fielding a young t eam this year may be partly r esponsible for the teams s low start, Brown said. I dont know if were too e xcited when we kick off, he s aid. They seem to chase the b all rather than play it. The g irls are looking at the ball i nstead of where their teamm ates are, and it creates some space for the opposition. Sebring was able to work in some offense of its own in the first half with three straight corner kicks, but were unable to beat a tough Lake Wales goalkeeper. The Highlanders took advantage of their opportunities and added two additional goals in the final three minutes for a 5-0 lead at halftime. Brown said the team had a talk during the break, and he made some positioning changes, and that seemed to help the team play better in the second half. We had a little chat at halftime and sorted things out, Brown said. We decided to play a little bit tighter and we had a good second half. We put some pressure on them. Putting Blue Streak junior McKenzie Hargaden in the back field may have helped the Sebring defense, Hargaden said, even though she didnt have any experience in the position. Its the first time Ive ever played defense, she said. You dont get to shoot, but I liked it. Being down five goals gave us some motivation, and we got our heads together in the second half and decided to play better. I think well do decently the rest of the year better than last year, definitely. We need to start passing better and communicating more. Goalkeeper Meghan Williams faced a lot of shots but kept the score at 5-0 in the first half. Lake Wales scored its sixth and final goal on a penalty kick. Meghan played well in goal, Brown said. Down by five goals at halftime, we could have buckled, but we fought back. Im proud of the girls. Now we just have to stick with it. Well have a couple of practices next week and see how it goes. Well be OK. Well be ready for districts. The news wasnt much better for the Sebring boys as they fell at Ridge 2-0 Thursday. The Lake Placid girls took their first loss of the season, surrendering their first goals, in a 3-0 loss at McKeel Thursday while the Green Dragon boys were able to eke out a 1-1 tie with McKeel at home. The Sebring boys are in action with home games Monday and Tuesday against Okeechobee and Haines City, respectively, while all other teams have the week off for the Thanksgiving break before continuing their schedules. 51-48 game. After another defensive stop, Taylor followed a miss inside and after a Josh Heflin rejection, Solebello split a pair at the line to tie things up with 1:45 left to play. From there, both teams missed opportunities from the charity stripe and Sebring dodged a bullet when Solebello blocked a couple Darrius Redd attempts in the paint. And so it went into overtime with the Tigers suddenly hot at the free throw line, hitting four-of-four in the early going. Solebello hit one of two and came up with a steal that lead to a Cannon lay-up before Juwan Byrd split a pair for a 56-54 Clewiston lead. Solebello and Byrd then traded baskets, but St. Luis dished inside to Josh Austin for a score to tie it at 58-58. Austin then came up with a short jumper to give Sebring its first lead of the night. Alead it would hold as Ricky Rivera and St. Luis each hit a free throw down the stretch for the 62-59 win. Im really proud them, head coach Princeton Harris said afterward. Especially some of the younger kids who really stepped up and played. We got down big early, but we told them to keep fighting, its not over until the bell sounds, he continued. With my other players coming back next week, Ill be moving some people around, but they really made my decisions a lot harder. Taylor lead the Blue Streak scoring with 17, while Solebello added 12. Lake Placids Green Dragons seemed to be meshing a lot more with a game and more practice under their belt as they cruised to a 6037 win over North Port in Thursdays opening game. Andre Wilson lead the team in scoring with 16 and got help from Devontra Flemings 12 and Brody Carrs 11. They didnt come with their main team, head coach David Veley said of the powerhouse Bobcat squad that thumped Sebring 57-26 Tuesday. So it wasnt as impressive as it might look, but a win is a win and well take it. Awin and that much more experience to get the team moving forward as it gets the regular season started Tuesday at home against Hardee. Sebring hits the road Monday to get itsseason underway at Haines Ci ty before returning to Avon Pa rk Tuesday to face the R ed Devils. Page 4BNews-SunSunday, November 21, 2010www.newssun.com Some Risks Are Worth Taking. Your Health Isnt One of Them. Medicare and almost all insurance acceptedFirst, 32 people die every day of skin cancer in the USA. Second, most skin cancer deaths are preventable. Therefore, forgiveness is the chance to prevent skin cancer with a Dermatology skin exam. Therefore, forgiveness is the Lord offering you free will to not be a statistic. SAVE YOUR OWN LIFE. OR LET US DO IT FOR YOU.Darrin A. Rotman, M. D. Julie L. Iellimo, P. A. C. Jennifer A. Wolf, P. A. C.863-386-0786Darrin A. Rotman, M.D. American Golf Cart2833 Hwy 27 S. Avon Park453-CART (2278) News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHN E Josh Heflin lofts this floater in the lane during Sebrings overtime, comeback win over Clewiston Thursday night. Continued from 1B Streaks win in OT Lake Placid60North Port37 They really made my decisions a lot harder.PRINCETONHARRIS Sebring head coach News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Mariana Becker fends off this Lake Wales defender for control of the ball Friday night, though the Lady Highlanders got the better of the Streaks with a 6-0 win at Firemens Field. Down nights for area soccer The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN

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Special to the News-SunSEBRING Carmike Cinemas Inc. has announced that it is proud to be joining the Emerging Pictures network of cinemas. Carmike Cinemas and Emerging Pictures is proud to present Die Walkure Wagners masterpiece broadcast live from Milan with an allstar cast, at 11 a.m. on Dec. 7 with an encore presentation at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 15 at Lakeshore Cinema 8. With over 60 venues across the country and over 180 venues internationally, Emerging Pictures represents a union of independent film distribution and the latest digital technology. This partnership will make available a wide range of digital content previously unseen in the Sebring area. Independent and international films, documentaries, in addition to specialized content such as operas, ballets, concerts, live theater, film festivals and more will all presented in crystal-clear high-definition and surround sound. This partnership offers a rare opportunity to screen stunning HD presentations of operas from the world over, including the Teatro alla Scala in Milan, Italy, the worlds most renowned opera house. The Opera in Cinema series features productions of operatic masterpieces such as Aida and La Traviata, starring internationally celebrated singers such as Plcido Domingo, Anna Netrebko, Jonas Kaufmann, Angela Gheorghiu, Juan Diego Flrez, Ren Pape, and Ben Heppner. Tickets can be purchased online at www.carmike.com, www.fandango.com or at the box office, located at the Lakeshore Mall at 901 US 27 North. Other shows include The Nutcracker by The Bolshoi Ballet live from the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow on Dec. 19, live ballet from the Royal ballet in London on Jan. 19, 2011 and live opera from the Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona, Spain on April 19. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, November 21, 2010Page 5B Restaurant & Coffee ShopSebring Square382-2333Mon-Sat 6:30am-2pm Sunday 7am-2pmThis week onlyDAILY BREAKFASTSPECIAL ONLY$3002 eggs, ham, home fries or grits and toast! with purchase of coffee, tea or soda. Reg. Price $599NEW ONLY$325Chipped Beef & Gravy over toast! The Best Part of Waking Up is Folgers coffee at Dots! Bottomless Cup $159 Custom DesignerVALUE VERTICAL BLINDS72x80" $115.99Select Styles. Installation not included. LIFETIME TRACK WARRANTY Custom Exact Fit2" HORIZONTAL BLINDS$3.99 $5.49 Square Foot (4 sq. ft. minimum)Available in White, Off-White & Wood Tones Family owned & operated since 1978 FREEIn-Home Estimates! Fall Fall i nto Savings Savings ARTS& LEISURE Lakeshore Cinema 8 to show live ballet and opera Courtesy photoDie Walkure will be broadcast live from Milan with an allstar cast at 11 a.m. on Dec. 7 with an encore presentation at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 15 at Lakeshore Cinema 8. Courtesy pho to Local photographers will be featured at Lake Placid Art Leagues Exhibit from 1-4 p.m. today. This is the first third Sunday Open House of the season at the Art and Cultural Center at 127 Dal Hall Blvd. The public is invited to enjoy the pictures shown by their friends and neighbors. Light refreshments will be served. Photography show today in LP Special to the News-SunSEBRING Broadway Here We Come! is coming to Highlands Little Theatre this February. If you are interested in being a part of this variety show featuring young performers and are between the ages of 8-18 come down for auditions at 6 p.m. on Nov. 30. This show includes songs from Broadway and Disney favorites such as High School Musical 2, Oliver, Annie,Camp Rock, Wicked, Spring Awakening, The Lion King, the musical , Aladdin and Hairspray . If you are interested in a solo, please come prepar ed to sing a part of yo ur favorite song a capella, li ke American Idol auditions o n Nov. 30. But dont worry, if you dont like to sing yo u can also audition for a dance solo, monologues, a part in a skit, or for a pa rt as a narrator. For more information or if you are unable to ma ke auditions and would st ill like to be a part of the sho w please contact Heath er Lemos at 446-1987. Young performers wanted for HLT show Special to the News-SunLAKE PLACID The Caladium Arts and Crafts Cooperative is excited to announce that Suellen Robinson will be teaching a class in oil painting for ages 12-17. The class begins Dec. 2 and will be from 3:30-6 p.m. The cooperative is located at 132 E. Interlake Blvd. in Lake Placid. Students will need to bring a 16-b y20-inch stretched canvas to paint on. All other suppli es are furnished. The fee f or these classes are $13 f or members and $14 for no nmembers. Call the Caladium Ar ts and Crafts Cooperative at 699-5940 or visit the we bsite www.caladiumarts.o rg for further information. N o experience is needed. Youth oil painting classes set Special to the News-SunAVON PARK As the n ation remembers the 47th a nniversary of the assassin ation of President John F. K ennedy, one of the most f amous and emotional p ortraits of the Kennedy f amily can be viewed at S outh Florida Community C ollege. The John F. Kennedy M emorial Portrait was p ainted by Ronald Keyes i n Tucson, Ariz. following t he assassination of P resident Kennedy on N ov. 22, 1963. The port rait has been displayed a round the United States i ncluding two democratic n ational conventions and i n the Library of C ongress. It has also been r eproduced and distribu ted across Europe. Keyes had close ties to t he Kennedy family prior t o painting the portrait. He w as a teacher at the base o f the United Nations and t aught art to many dignit aries, including J acqueline Kennedy. When Ron painted this p ortrait, he didnstop until h e finished it, said his w ife, Lori Keyes. It was h is way of dealing with t he tragedy. Although the Kennedy f amily requested that K eyes donate the painting t o the John F. Kennedy P residential Library, he i nstead donated it to South F lorida Community C ollege in 1997. Johns brother, Bobby K ennedy, even said the p ortrait was the best liken ess of John he had ever s een, but Ron loved S ebring and wanted to k eep it in the area, said L ori Keyes. Ronald Keyes died in M ay. He was involved in t he Sebring art community a nd helped create the M ain Circle Gallery and S chool of Art. The portrait i s a part of the M cDearman Collection of a rt at SFCC, and can be v iewed on the first floor of t he SFCC Tutoring and L earning Center, H ighlands Campus. For more information, c ontact Cathy Futral, S FCC art professor, at 7 84-7195. JFK Memorial Portrait on display at SFCC Courtesy photo T he John F. Kennedy Memorial Portrait can be seen at South Florida Community College. Courtesy photo Tanglewood residents Suzanne Schilffarth (Hattie), Dollie Maleszyk (Amy Lee) and Theresa Reynolds (Elizabeth), stars of the James McLure play Laundry & Bourbon, are preparing for their Dec. 8-10 performances in the Tanglewood Clubhouse.The Tanglewood Actors Guild is proud to present Laundry & Bourbon plus its companion play, Lone Star, starring Darwin Liverance, Phil Pluta andBill Rulli, as well as a home cooked meal, all for $12.50. Reserved seats may be purchased at the Tanglewood Clubhouse (Hwy 27 a half mile north of Wal-Mart, across from Dennys) Mondays from 9:30-10 a.m. and Thursdays from 3-4 p.m. Tickets can be ordered by calling 382-9507. Tanglewood actors ready to take stage Classified ads get results! Call 385-6155

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Page 8BNews-SunSunday, November 21, 2010www.newssun.com Places to Worship is a paid advertisement in the News-Sunthat is published Friday and Sunday. To find out more information on how to place a listing in this directory, call the NewsSunat 385-6155, ext. 502. APOSTOLIC Greater Faith Apostolic Church, 24 Rainer Drive, Lake Placid, FL33852. invites you to come worship with us in spirit and truth at 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sunday, and at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. For information contact 840-0152. Pastor Larry Carmody. ASSEMBLY OF GOD Christ Fellowship Church (Assembly of God), 2935 New Life Way. Bearing His Name; Preaching His Doctrine; and Awaiting His Coming. Worshiping God in Spirit and in Truth. Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10 a.m.; Evening Worship, 5 p.m. Wednesday: Worship, 7 p.m. Pastor Eugene Haas. Phone 4710924. Crossroads Community Church, 114 South Central Ave., Avon Park, FL33825. Phone: 4534453. Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday Childrens 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. Childrens 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. childrens choir rehearsals; 7 p.m. childrens 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 Childrens 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 Gods Heart and Sharing Gods 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 womens 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 Gods 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 Mothers 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. Childrens 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 Lords Supper each week 10:15 a.m. Thelma Hall, organist; and Pat Hjort, pianist. Wednesday: Praise and Prayer, 6:30 p.m.; Building Gods 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.; Childrens 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 Scripturesby 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 What can leap 15 feet and r un 35 miles per hour? What i s secretive, disappearing r apidly and requires lots of s pace? What is tan and w eighs between 80 and 130 p ounds? What is Floridas s tate animal? What used to l ive throughout the S outheastern United States b ut now only exists in South F lorida? Heres a hint: Less than 1 00 remain and they are on t he critically endangered list. H ave you guessed the critt er? The Florida panther ( Puma concolor coryi) fits t his description and they n eed our help. It is estimated than only 8 0 to 100 Florida panthers e xist today. Once, these magnificent c reatures inhabited not only F lorida, but South Carolina, G eorgia, Mississippi, L ouisiana, Arkansas, A labama, Tennessee and p ossibly even Texas. Today, t he Florida panther is r estricted to less than 5 perc ent of its historic range. Adult male panthers have t erritories of up to 200 s quare miles. Because of h abitat destruction and d egradation, fragmentation o f natural land and vehicle s trikes, the panther doesnt stand much of a chance these days. In addition, many people are very intolerant of these graceful animals and feel they are a nuisance. panther territory is related to availability of prey. Because they require so much area to hunt, reproduce, and socialize, human development in panther territories reduces the chances of their future survival. The beautiful cat is tan, often darker along the center of the back with a creamy white underside. Their ears, muzzle and tail tip are tinged with black. The male averages around 130 pounds and is generally from 6 to 8 feet in length including the tail. They stand about 2 1 feet tall and their front paw width is usually larger than 2 inches. They are fully mature at three years and can live for 10 years providing they reach adulthood. The female averages 80 pounds and measures 5-7 feet. Alittle bit shorter in height than the male and not requiring quite as much territory, females mature at 1 1 years old. Panthers breed all year round. The males territory generally overlaps with the females. Each breeding unit consists of 1 male and 2 to 5 females. Unfortunately, because of the small population of these graceful cats, inbreeding problems occur. Females usually den in the spring and make their nests in palmetto thickets. They are pregnant for about three months and may have one to three kittens. When born, the babies weigh 4-8 ounces. They stay with mom in the den for two months. Once they are ready to venture out of the den, they are not ready to completely leave home and be fully independent until they are 1 1 years old. Panthers live in many types of habitats. Marsh, hardwood hammock, dry forest and wetlands are all included in their territories. They prefer dry areas, but have been know to cross over watery areas when they need to. Their favorite type of community is the pine flatwood, which is a slash pine overstory with a saw palmetto understory. panthers use the palmettos as cover to hunt prey as well as areas to build their dens. They dine on white-tailed deer, feral hogs, armadillos, raccoons, birds and small alligators. They are usually most active from dawn to dusk and prefer to rest during the heat of the day. They use the ambush method to hunt. Once prey is found, they remain hidden and very quiet while slowly stalking the desired prey. Because cats have a small heart in relation to their body size, they are sprinters not long-distance runners. They use their sight, sense of smell and hearing while on the hunt. Since they hunt mostly at night, a membrane at the back of the eye reflects light for excellent night vision. Unlike domestic cats elliptical shaped pupils, panthersare round. They also use olfactory senses to seek prey and find females when they are ready to breed. Their ears are shaped to collect sound and they hear higher frequencies than humans. Florida panthers are usually solitary animals that communicate through sense of smell. When these creatures rub against an object, chemicals from the scent glands on their cheeks are released. When raking its claws into a tree, scent from the feet is released. Or as with most cats, it will leave urine or feces to communicate. As far as sounds, panthers can purr, mew, chirp, whistle, hiss, growl and scream, but they do not roar. Though many folks dont have much tolerance for the Florida panther, these cats have never attacked a human. Unfortunately, because of lack of natural prey, they have been known to go after livestock and pets. The Florida panther was placed on the Endangered Species List in 1967 and st ill remains on the list. These beautiful creature s are depending on us to ensure their survival. Corine Burgess is an Environmental Specialist for the Parks & Natural Resources Department assisting the Highlands Soil and Water Conservation District. (www.highlandsswcd.org). The Florida panther needs our help Courtesy pho to The Florida Panther was placed on the Endangered Species List in 1967 and still remains on the list. These beautiful creatures are depending on us to ensure their survival. News From The Watershed Corine Burgess

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www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, November 21, 2010Page 9B EPISCOPAL The Episcopal Church of the R edeemer.Service time is 9:30 w ith Holy Communion. Coffee hour f ollowing services. Newcomers w elcome. Call 453-5664 or e-mail r edeemer1895@aol.com Web site: r edeemeravon.com. The church is a t 839 Howes 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 Childrens Ministry throughout a ll services, and there are variosu o ther classes for teens, married c ouples, prime-timers, and Bible s tudies in Spanish. Kid City Day C are, Preschool and After-School M onday-Friday: 7 a.m.-6 p.m. (For r egistration call: 385-3111). Check u s out on the Web atwww.sebringg race.org. INTERDENOMINATIONAL World Harvest and Restoration M inistries, (non-denominational) 2 200 N. Avon Blvd., AvonPark, FL 3 3825. Phone: 452-9777 or 4533 771. Sunday service: Sunday S chool, 10 a.m. and worship, 11 a .m. Wednesday services: 7 p.m. p rayer meeting/Bible study. Pastor: W .H. Rogers. JEWISH Temple Israel of Highlands C ounty, 382-7744. Rabbi Lorraine R udenberg; www.templeisr aelofhcfl.org.Temple Israel is a R eform Temple that promotes the e nduring and fundamental princip les of Judaism. Through prayer, s tudy and friendship we strive to e nrich our lives and insure Jewish c ontinuity in Highlands County. F riday Evening Erev Shabbat S ervice, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday M orning Shabbat Minyon Service, 9 :30 a.m.; Saturday Morning Torah S tudy, 10:30 a.m.; Saturday A fternoon Shabbat Study, 3:30 p .m.; Havdallah, 5 p.m. On the foll owing dates: Oct. 1-2, Simchat T orah; Oct. 14-15, Oct. 29-30, Nov. 1 2-13, Nov. 26-27, Dec. 10-11, D ec. 24-25, Jan. 7-8, Jan. 21-22, F eb. 4-5, Feb. 18-19. Every T hursday will be Hebrew and Bible c lasses with Howard Salles, 12:304 :30 p.m. LUTHERAN Atonement Lutheran Church (ELCA), 1178 S.E. Lakeview Drive., Sebring. David Thoresen, Deacon, Spiritual Leader. Jim Helwig, organist/choir director. Worship service at 9:30 a.m.; Holy Eucharist is every Sunday. Coffee hour on the first and third Sunday of each month. Council meeting on the first Monday of month; Ladies Group WELCAmeets at noon second Monday of month with lunch. Bring a dish to pass. Church Vegetable Garden Club meets as needed. Labyrinth Prayer Garden open seven days a week to congretation and community. Like to sing? Come join the choir. Visitors always welcome. Come grow with us. Phone 385-0797. Christ Lutheran Church Avon Park, 1320 County Road 64, 1/2 mile east of Avon Park High School. Sunday Divine Worship is at 10 a.m. Holy Communion is celebrated every week with traditional Lutheran Liturgy, hymns and songs of praise. Fellowship time with coffee and refreshments follows worship. Come worship and fellowship with us. For information call Pastor Scott McLean at 471-2663 or seechristlutheranavonpark.org. Faith Lutheran Church LCMS, 2740Lakeview Drive, Sebring. Church phone: 385-7848, Faith Child Development Center, 385-3232. Gary Kindle, Pastor; Lea Ann Curry, Parish Nurse. Worship services: 8 a.m. Sunday; Sunday school for children and adult Bible classes is 9:15 a.m.; and Praise worship service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Communion is served the first and third and fifth Sunday of the month. Sunday worship service is broadcast on WITS 1340 AM at 8 a.m. each Sunday. Educational opportunities include weekly adult Bible studies. Faiths 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; (Childrens 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: American Sign Language: First Worship sermon, songs signed first and second Worship services. First Worship service, 9 a.m.; Second Worship service, 10:45 a.m. Nursery (up to 2 years old) and Sunday school classes both hours. BFC Youth, 6 p.m.; Evening Service, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday: Children, ages 4 years to fifth grade, 6 p.m.; Youth, 6-7:30 p.m.; Prayer time, 6:15 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 childrens church are provided. The church is part of Christian International Ministries Network, a full gospel, non-denominational ministry. Linda M. Downing, minister: Phone, 3149195, lindadowning@live.com.Casey L. Downing, associate minister: Phone, 385-8171, caseydown ing@hotmail.com. Web site is www.christiantrainingministries.net Grace Bible Church, 4541 Thunderbird Road, (second church on left) Sebring, FL33872. Phone, 382-1085. Andrew Katsanis, senior pastor. Saturday Worship, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, 9 and 11 a.m. Tuesday 6 p.m. Grace Bible Academy Adult Investigating Truth; first and third Tuesday, Prayer Gathering, 7:15 p.m.; Wednesday, Childrens & 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 Kids 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 Manufacturers Handbook The Holy Bible. Come join us. Unity Life Enrichment Centre, new location, 10417 Orange Blossom Blvd. S., Sebring, FL 33875; 471-1122; e-mail unity@vistanet.net. Web site, www.unityofsebring.org. 10:30 a.m. Sunday Celebration Service, Nursery and Childrens 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 Gods Word, prayer and fellowship. Come early and stay after for fellowship time. Child care and childrens church are provided. Reinhold Buxbaum is pastor. The Way Aplace for you. Office Phone:471-6140, Church Cell Phone:381-6190. Email: theway church@hotmail.com. Web site:www.TheWayChurch.org PRESBYTERIAN Covenant Presbyterian Church (PCA), 4500 Sun N Lake Blvd., Sebring, 33872-2113. A Congregation of the Presbyterian Church in America. Worship services: Sunday morning worship, informal, 8 a.m.; regular, 10:30 a.m. Sunday School, 9:15 a.m.; Sunday evening, 6:30 p.m.; Wednesday evening Prayer Meeting, 6 p.m.; Youth Group and Kids Quest, 5:307 p.m.; choir practice, 7:15 p.m. Phone: 385-3234; Fax: 385-2759; e-mail: covpres@strato.net; Web site: www.cpcsebring.org. Rev. W. Darrell Arnold, pastor. Office hours: 8:30-11:30 a.m. Monday through Thursday. First Presbyterian Church ARP, 215 E. Circle St., (two entrances on LaGrande), Avon Park, FL33825. Phone: 453-3242. The Rev. Robert Johnson is the pastor. Sunday School, 9:15 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study, 10:30 a.m.; Potluck dinner, 6 p.m. third Wednesday; choir practice, 6:30 p.m. each Wednesday; Esther and Mary Circles business meeting, 3:30 p.m. third Thursday; Sarah Circle business meeting, 7 p.m. second Tuesday; Womens 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 Childrens 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 Deacons meet at 5:30 p.m. first Monday of the month. Choir rehearses at 7 p.m. each Wednesday, September through April. Presbyterian Women meet at 10 a.m. the third Thursday of the month. Organist: Richard Wedig. Choir Director: Suzan Wedig. Church phone, 655-0713; e-mail,springlakepc@embarqmail.com,Web site, http://slpc.presbychurch.org. SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST Avon Park Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1410 West Avon Blvd., AvonPark. Phone: 453-6641 or e-mail: avonparksda@embarqmail.com,Sabbath School, 9:30 a.m Saturday. 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 a.m.; Sunday school, 11:20 a.m.; and Priesthood/Relief Society, 12 p.m. Primary for children, 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. Youth activities from 7-8:20 p.m. Wednesday: 11-year-old Scouts, 78:20 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. Wednesda y: Youth Ministries, 4 p.m. All mee tings are at 120 N. Ridgewood Ave ., Sebring. For more information, vis it 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@ea rth link.net or check theWeb si te sebringemmanuelucc.com. N o matter who you are or where yo u are on lifes journey, youre we lcome here.PLACESTOWORSHIP Metro ServicesAries (March 21-April 20) Aries, g oing forward with an inspirational idea p roves harder than you imagined. M aybe you just need a little help getting s tarted. Theres bound to be a friend a round. Taurus (April 21-May 21) A c hange is coming, Taurus, but you wont k now what it is until its right upon you. K eep your eyes open for exciting things o n the horizon. Libra is involved, too. Gemini (May 22-June 21) Make t he most of time spent with a friend on T uesday, Gemini. There will be few o pportunities for socialization when a b ig work project lands on your desk. Cancer(June 22-July 22) Cancer, y ou wont know what to expect this w eek, and that can be exciting or hairr aising. Chances are a person who is gow ith-the-flow like you will adapt. Leo (July 23-Aug. 23) Have a good t ime with family at the end of the week. Y ou are in prime form being the host of t he celebration. Leos often enjoy being i n the spotlight, and youre no except ion. Virgo (Aug. 24-Sept. 22) Virgo, if every day were easy, life would be pretty boring. Although, its reasonable to want a few easy days thrown in there. You just may luck out this week. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) Focus on your relationships, Libra. They are the most important part of the equation for the time being. Expect romance to take a back seat to some family matters, however. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) Scorpio, its time to talk about your feelings with a romantic partner. For a while you have been holding back and its not good for the relationship at all. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) Sagittarius, dont let misunderstandings with family lead to long-term arguments. Life is too short to hold a grudge so bridge the gap of communication and you will be happier. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 20) Capricorn, if you thought things couldnt get anymore challenging, think again. An unexpected request puts your life in disarray for a few days. Ask for help if you need it. Aquarius (Jan. 21-Feb. 18) Challenges seem to find you, Aquarius. However, you may not be in the right frame of mind for dealing with any crisis this week. Buckle down and pull through. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) Pisces, its amazing how much you can see when you really slow down and admire the scenery. Work responsibilities can wait. Nov. 21 Bjork, Singer, 45; Nov. 22 Scott Robinson, singer, 31; Nov. 23 Miley Cyrus, singer, 18; Nov. 24 Katherine Heigl, actress, 32; Nov. 25 Donovan McNabb, athlete, 34; Nov. 26 Natasha Bedingfield, singer, 29; Nov. 27 Jaleel White, actor, 34. Challenges will seem to find you, Aquarius; a change is coming, Taurus CROSSWORDSOLUTION Classified Ads 385-6155 NEWS-SUN

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Special to the News-SunAVON PARK For p ainter Betty McCarthy and j ewelry designer Kathleen M organ, creating beautiful p ieces of art has been a part o f their life for as long as t hey can remember. These two artists and The A rtistsGroup (TAG) at S outh Florida Community C ollege may be the best-kept s ecret in Avon Park. Located in the Hotel J acaranda, TAG consists of t alented local artists who t each and showcase their p aintings, pottery, handp ainted glassworks, jewelry d esign, and drawings to the c ommunity. TAG is showcasing M cCarthy and Morgan and t heir art pieces in November. McCarthy, a charter memb er of TAG, is an artist profic ient in all painting media, as w ell as sculpture and handb uilding clay. She has studied a rt for many years and at seve ral colleges throughout the s tate, most recently at SFCC. While proficient in several m edias, most of her current w ork is in watercolor. M cCarthy said her earliest art i nfluence came from her m other who used to draw d uring McCarthys childh ood. After a successful 36-year professional photography career in Orlando and Avon Park, she changed her focus to painting, drawing, pottery, and sculpture. She said, I enjoyed photography, but my first love has always been art. She said she is always looking for interesting compositions which appeal to the eye of the viewer and translate well to canvas. Amajor theme in her work is the flora and fauna of the Florida landscape. Current pieces featured in TAG are landscape paintings from a trip to Bok Tower in Winter Haven. She said that the members of TAG enjoy going on field trips to find inspiring pieces to paint. McCarthy will teach a Play with Clay workshop in December. She said she has been sculpting clay since the early 1980s. Workshop participants will learn different techniques for using self-hardening clay, about the coil method and how to use diverse pottery tools. This workshop will be held Dec. 1 and Dec. 15 from 124 p.m. and costs $35 per workshop with a material fee of $5. McCarthy will also teach a hand-building clay class on Wednesdays from April 6May 4, 2011. Morgan, also a charter member of TAG, is a jewelry designer and teacher. She is known for her large acrylic paintings and unusual handpainted glassworks. I find all types of art appealing and love to learn new techniques, Morgan said. She has been painting with acrylic and mixed media for over 10 years, and her paintings typically focus on landscapes, buildings, and streets. In Florida, her paintings can only be viewed at TAG Art Studio and Gallery. She has always been interested in creating different types of jewelry, but became interested in Chainmaille jewelry three years ago. She said her daughters Renaissance-themed wedding was the inspiration to learning the Chainmaille weaving technique. Chainmaille is the art of weaving metal rings and originates from before the Renaissance era. Hundreds of different weaves can be used to create Chainmaille style jewelry, and the spiral, helm and box chain are a few of her favorites. I like making Chainmaille jewelry because it is handmade from start to finish. You create the entire piece of jewelry from a straight piece of wire, she said. She will teach this technique in a Chainmaille Wire Jewelry workshop in December. This workshop will concentrate on making jump rings, ring double weave and the mobic flower. It will be held Friday, Dec. 10, from 12-4 p.m., and costs $35 with a $5 material fee. Morgan will teach a Beginning Jewelry Class on Friday, Jan. 14 and March 11, 2011, from 12-4 p.m., and the classes cost $35 with a $7 material fee. Everyone at TAG fits so well together and it is a great place for artistic collaboration. Our goal this year is to let people know we are here and what we offer, Morgan said. TAG artists include Betty Heim, retired art teacher; Louise Weis, Wauchula artist best-known for her Florida landscapes; Betty McCarthy, retired photographer; Nancy Adams, retired veterinarian whose oil paintings and watercolors depict her love of animals; Cecilia Smith, acrylic and oil paints artists and Kathy Morgan, acrylic painter, jewelry maker, and art glass creator. The TAG Art Studio and Gallery is located at 19 East Main Street, Avon Park. For more information, contact TAG at 784-7346. Page 10BNews-SunSunday, November 21, 2010www.newssun.com E.O. Koch Construction1417 Swank Avenue Sebring, FL 33870(863) 385-8649COMMERCIAL & RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTIONLet our highly qualified staff develop your commercial property, build your dream home,or do your remodeling.For all of your Aluminum,Steel,and Conventional construction needsEmail: kochcon@strato.net State Certified License #CGC1515338 ENGINEERED STEEL BUILDINGS RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL DESIGN REMODELING ALUMINUM ROOFING Carports, Patios, Siding, Fascia SEAMLESS GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS ARTS& LEISURE Courtesy photo Betty McCarthy, whose paintings are on display at TAG studios in Avon Park, will teach a Play with Clay workshop in December Courtesy photo Kathleen Morgan is a jewelry designer and teacher and will be holding a Chainmaille Wire Jewelry workshop in December. The Artists Group at SFCC highlights pair of artists Work of McCarthy, Morgan featured Witford Reid M.D.Board Certified Anesthesiologist in Pain Management863-385-9333 Sebring Pain Management And Rehabilitation Center, Inc. 9 Ryant Blvd. Westshore Plaza, Sebring(1 Mile South of Lakeshore Mall on the Right)The ONLY JACHO ACCREDITEDPain Management Unit in Highlands CountySPECIALIZING IN: Back Pain Auto Accidents Neck Pain Work Related Injuries VOTED 2009 Doctor of the Year Special to the News-SunAVON PARK SFCC art student Alan McPherson won a $1,000 scholarship for his depiction of Avon Parks Head Field for a recent art contest. McPherson sketched and painted a panoramic landscape of Head Field from pictures he took with his cell phone. I stood in one spot and turned in a circle as I took pictures of the field, McPherson said. I printed out the pictures then overlapped and lined them up with each other so I had a view of the whole field. Students in SFCCs Art program were invited to participate in a competition to create an artistic rendering of any aspect of Head Field using any art medium of their choice. Students Kasie Robarts and Chieu Nguyen received secondand third-place scholarships for their art work. The idea for the conte st came from SFCC alum ni Bill McMenamin, preside nt of the Carney Foundatio n, and Terry Heston of Sedlock and Hesto n Construction, who recent ly worked on renovations to Head Field. Head Fie ld has a great history behin d it, Heston said. T he Yankees and Cardinals bo th trained there, and it s important to the history of Avon Park. McMenamin and Hesto n each donated $500 to be used as purchase awar ds for the winning pieces. T he SFCC Foundation th en matched their donations to provide scholarships f or the winners. Im very grateful for t he $1,000 scholarship , McPherson said. It will be extremely helpful towa rd furthering my education. Art students compete for scholarships by recreating Head Field Courtesy pho to SFCC art student Alan McPherson displays his depiction of Head Field, which won a $1,000 scholarship in a recent art contest. NEWS-SUN Classified ads get results! Call 385-6155

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T his schedule provides a brief l isting of local clubs and organi zations who play bingo in the a rea. It is the responsibility of t he group to update the NewsS unon any changes in this l isting by calling 385-6155. S UNDAY Lake Placid ElksLodge 2 661 has bingo from 1-4 p.m. e ach Sunday. Open to the p ublic. For details, call 4652 661. Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 p lays bingo 6 p.m., 2618 K enilworth Blvd., Sebring. D oors open at 4 p.m. Papers s tart selling at 5 p.m. Open to t he public. For details, call 4 71-3557 or 655-1982. Sebring Moose Lodge 2 259 has bingo available for i ts members and guests at 1 :30 p.m. at the lodge, 11675 U .S. 98, Sebring. Jackpot and l ucky number games offered. K itchen open from 2-5 p.m. F or details, call 655-3920.MONDAY Alpine Village R.O.C. plays b ingo at 7 p.m. Hammock Mobile Estates p lays bingo at 7 p.m. Lake Haven plays bingo at 7 p.m. Open to public. Oak Gardens plays bingo at 6 :30 p.m. Open to residents a nd their guests. Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 p lays bingo 2-4 p.m., 2618 K enilworth Blvd., Sebring. It is for members and escorted guests only. For details, call 414-2659 or 471-3557. TUESDAY American Legion Post 69 plays lounge bingo at 1:30 p.m. each Tuesday at the post, 1301 W. Bell St., AvonPark. Open to members and guests only. American Legion Post 25 plays bingo at 5:30 p.m. at the Lake Placid Post. Members and guests invited. Call 4657940 for details. Avon Park American Legion Post 69 plays bar bingo at 2 p.m. Open to members and guests. Fraternal Order of Eagles 4240 Aerie plays early bird bingo at 12:30 p.m. and regular bingo at 1:30 p.m. at the club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring. For details call 655-4007. Highland Senior Center hosts bingo on Tuesdays at 3400 Sebring Parkway. Doors open at 4 p.m. Bingo starts at 6 p.m. Full snack bar open at 4 p.m. with hamburgers, hot dogs, drinks and much more. Great Bingo prizes. Come out and join the fun. Call 3860752. Sebring Eagles Club 4240 plays bar bingo at 12:30 p.m. at the club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring. For details, call 6554007. Silver Oaks plays bingo 7 p.m. Open to residents of Silver Oaks and Oak Gardens only and their guests.WEDNESDAY AmVets Post has suspended afternoon bingo until October. For details, call 3850234. Knights of Columbus Council 7245, Lake Placid, plays bingo at noon at its hall on the corner of Washington Boulevard and County Road 621, Lake Placid. Doors open at 11:15 a.m. Lunch is available Thunderbird Hill South plays nickel bingo from 2-4 p.m. at the clubhouse.THURSDAY Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2661, 200 C.R. 621 East, plays bingo in a smoke-free environment. Early bird games begin at 6:30 p.m. For details, call 465-2661 or 465-2122. Lorida Lions Club plays bingo at the Lorida Lions Clubhouse, 301 Lake Blvd. Early games are at 6 p.m. and regular games are at 7. Sebring Hills plays bingo at its clubhouse, 200 Lark Ave. Clubhouse opens at 3:30 p.m. Snack bar opens at 4 p.m. Packets on sale at 5 p.m. and games start at 6 p.m. Call 3140028. Sebring Hills, 200 Lark Ave in Sebring, is running bingo on Thursdays. Complete books for all games is $10. Doors open at 3:30 p.m. and bingo starts at 6 p.m. Snack bar opens at 4 p.m. Call 314-0028 for more information. Sebring Recreation Club plays bingo at its clubhouse, 333 Pomegranate Ave, at 7 p.m. For members only. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4300 plays bingo at 2 p.m., 2011 SE Lakeview Drive, Sebring. Kitchen is open from 12-2 p.m. for hamburgers. For details, call 385-8902. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9853, Avon Park, has bar bingo at 2 p.m. Light lunch at break. Members and guests invited. Call 452-9853.FRIDAY Alpine Village R.O.C. plays bingo at 7 p.m. Knights of Columbus Council 7245, Lake Placid, holds early bird games at 6:30 p.m. and regular games at 7 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall at County Road 621 and Washington Boulevard. Free coffee is served. Desserts and beverages are available. St. Catherine Church offers bingo every Friday. Doors open at 3:30 p.m. Early Bird Specials start at 5:45 p.m. All paper games. Approximately 35 games include three JackPots. Games played in the church hall, 827 Hickory St, Sebring. Snack bar available. Call 4140945. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3880 playsbingo 2 p.m at 1224 County Road 621 East, Lake Placid. For details call 699-5444.SATURDAY Lake Placid Elks 2661 plays bingo from 1-4 p.m. at the lodge. Open to members and their guests. For details, call 699-1429. Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 plays bar bingo from 2-4 p.m. at the post. Members and escorted guests only. For details, call 385-8647 or 4713557. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3880 playsbingo 2 p.m at 1224 County Road 621 East, Lake Placid. For details call 699-5444. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, November 21, 2010Page 11B Established 19311600 US 27 South Avon Park Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home4001 Sebring Parkway Sebring, 385-0125 111 E.Circle St. Avon Park, 453-3101 Chris T.Nelson Craig M.Nelson Darin S.MacNeil W .W LUMBER CO. 465-3331Hwy. 27 S. Lake PlacidWere More Than Just LumberCOMPLETE Building SuppliesPlease support the above businesses. They have made this page possible. Inspirational Thoughtsby Patricia Valentine THIS SPACE AVAILABLECALL 385-6155, Ext. 502 Residential Commercial Mobile HomesSmall Enough to Know You Large Enough to Serve You500 South Lake Avenue 382-8300 453-3019 THIS SPACE AVAILABLECALL 385-6155, Ext. 502John 5:14-15," And this is the confidence that we have in him,that if we ask anything according to his will,he heareth us:And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask,we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him." Jesus often drew apart from those closest to Him to pray.In those times of solitude,Jesus came to know God intimately.When Jesus walked up to the tomb of Lazarus,He "lifted up his eyes",John 11:41.He was looking at no one but God.He spoke to no one but the Father and said," I thank thee that thou hast heard me.And I know that thou hearest me always." How did He know? God had answered Him.During all His private times of prayer,He heard God's voice. How did Jesus know He could call a dead man forth from the grave? God told Him. Jesus knew what to do because He could hear God for Himself.How can you hear God? Spend time alone with Him.Enter into His presence.He's waiting for you with outstretched arms.Be Blessed! Attend the Church of Your Choice! ARTS& LEISURE Special to the News-SunLAKE PLACID The Caladium Arts and Crafts Cooperative is proud to announce that Lindy Franza has been selected as the artist/crafter of the month for November. Franza was born in Highlands County and has resided here all of her life. She learned to sew as a young girl, following in her mothers footsteps. She says that making her own clothes was much more economical than buying them. Franza progressed from turning fabric into beautiful clothes to turning fabric into beautiful quilts and wall hangings. Her family and friends have benefitted greatly from her love of sewing as many have been gifted with the lovely and practical results of her talent. As many crafters have discovered, an outlet besides family and friends is needed if you have a talent you continue to express. Franza became a member of the Caladium Arts and Crafts Cooperative at the urging of her mother, who is also a fabric artist. Franza has a unique talent for selecting fabric whose colors enhance the overall design. To see her work, visit the Caladium Co-op at 132 E. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid. Call 863-699-5940 or visit the website www.caladiumarts.org for further information. Franza is Caladium Co-op Artist of the Month Courtesy pho to Artist of the Month Lindy Franzas fabric art is on display at the Caladium Cooperative. Special to the News-SunAVON PARK A P eoples History Of Avon P ark, 2010 was presented to t he Avon Park Historical S ociety at their noon meeting o n Monday by the author, C harlotte Albritton Truitt. The book is a loving tribu te to Avon Park. The old A von Park High School is p ictured with lots of stories a s well as some of the old b usiness like the crate mill, l ogging and saw mills, as w ell as the Highlands Lakes Resort, which was used for Lodwick Aviation Military Academy training during World War II and then later became the Walker Memorial Hospital. These stories are all woven into the different stories of 52 people that tell their life history and love of Avon Park. Truitt has many hours in this wonderful book and is donating it all to the Museum. The book is on sale at the Depot Museum at 3 Museum Ave. Peoples History of Avon Park on sale Courtesy photo A uthor Charlotte Albritton Truitt (from left) displays her book A Peoples History of Avon Park, 2010 along with J ean Prescott and Elaine Levey. BINGOSCHEDULE

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T he Community Calendar prov ides a brief listing of local c lubs and organizations who m eet on a regular basis. It is t he responsibility of the group t o update the News-Sunon any c hanges in this listing by calling 3 85-6155, ext. 516; send any c hanges by e-mail to e ditor@newssun.com;or mail t hem to News-SunCommunity C alendar, 2227 U.S. 27 South, S ebring, FL33870. S UNDAY American Legion Post 25 L ake Placid has lounge hours f rom 1-9 p.m. Live music is f rom 5-8 p.m. For details, call 4 65-7940. American Legion Post 74 o pen 1-8 p.m. Happy Hour 4-6 p .m. Members and guests only. P ost is at 528 N. Pine St., S ebring. Call 471-1448. Heartland Interfaith A lliance meets 1:30 p.m., first F riday, St. Frances of Assisi E piscopal Church, 43 Lake J une Road, Lake Placid. For d etails, call 465-0051. Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2 661 lounge is open from 1-7 p .m. Card games start at 1:30 p .m. The lodge is open to m embers and their guests. For d etails, call 465-2661. Lake Placid Moose has k araoke in the pavilion. H orseshoes played at 9:30 a .m. Food available at 4 p.m. O pen to members and qualified g uests only. Loyal Order of Moose H ighlands County Lodge No. 2 494, 1318 W Bell St., Avon P ark. Cards start at 4 p.m. M usic outside Tiki Hut at 3 p.m. L odge phone number 4520 579. Overeaters Anonymous, m eets from 4-5 p.m. in second f loor conference roomNo. 3 at F lorida Hospital Heartland M edical Center, 4200 Sun N L ake Blvd., Sebring. For d etails, call 382-7731. No dues, f ees or weigh-ins. For details o n the organization, go to w ww.oa.org. Ridge Area Missionary S oldiers Avon Park P athfinder Club meets from 9 a .m. to noon every first and t hird Sunday at 58 E. Sixth St., A von Park. For details, call 4 71-2143. Sebring Eagles Club 4240 s erves lunch at 2 p.m. at the c lub, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring. F or details, call 655-4007. Sebring Moose Lodge 2259 o ffers NASCAR racing in the p avilion at 1:30 p.m. Bar open a nd kitchen open from 2-5 p.m. L odge is at 11675 U.S. 98, S ebring. For details, call 6553 920. Society for Creative A nachronism (Local Chapter: S hire of Stagridge) meets at 2 p .m. first and third Sunday at B rewsters Coffee House on U .S. 27 in Sebring. For details, c all 214-5522. Veterans of Foreign Wars P ost 3880 serves hamburgers f rom 4-5:30 p.m. and plays p oker at 5:30 p.m. at the post, 1 224 County Road 621 East, L ake Placid. For details, call 6 99-5444. Veterans of Foreign Wars P ost 4300 plays euchre at 1:30 p .m. and E&J Karaoke is from 4 :30-7:30 p.m. at the post, 2 011 SE Lakeview Drive, S ebring. For details, call 3858 902. MONDAY Al-Anon LET IT BEGIN W ITH ME family group meets a t 10:30 a.m. every Monday at t he Heartland Christian Church o n Alt. 27 in Sebring. The c hurch is behind Southgate S hopping Center where Publix i s. F or more information call 3855 714. Alcoholics Anonymous m eeting, 8-9 p.m. at Episcopal C hurch, Lakeshore Drive, S ebring. For more details, call 3 85-8807. Alcoholics Anonymous O ne Day At ATime group m eets for a closed discussion a t 9:30 a.m. Monday and F riday at Covenant P resbyterian Church, 4500 Sun N Lakes Blvd., Sebring. For d etails, call 314-0891. Alcoholics Anonymous m eeting, 6:30 p.m. at R osewood Center, 517 U.S. 27 S outh, Lake Placid. Alanon meets at 8 p.m. at S t. Agnes Episcopal Church, 3 840 Lakeview Drive, Sebring. F or details, call 202-0647. American Legion Placid P ost 25Lake Placid has shuffleboard at 1 p.m. Lounge hours are 12-9 p.m. For details, call 465-7940. American Legion Post 74 open noon to 8 p.m. Happy hour from 4-6 p.m. Call 4711448. AmVets Post 21 plays darts at 7:30 p.m. for members and guests. For details, call 3850234. Avon Park Lakes Association has shuffleboard at 1 p.m. and bingo at 7 p.m. The clubhouse is at 2714 Nautilus Drive in Avon Park. Boy Scout Troop 482 meets 7 p.m., 34 Central Ave., Lake Placid. Bridge Club of Sebring (American Contract Bridge Club)plays duplicate games at 12:30 p.m. at 347 Fernleaf Ave., Sebring. For details, call 385-8118. Diabetes Support Group meets the second and fourth Monday from 1-2:30 p.m. in Florida Hospital Conference Room 3 in Sebring. Call 4020177 for guest speaker list. Garden Club of Sebring meets noon, fourth Monday, Sebring Civic Center. Grand Prix Cloggers EZ Intermediate and Intermediate Clogging class are held at 9 a.m. every Monday at Reflections on Silver Lake, Avon Park. Call Julie for further information at 386-0434. Harmony Hoedowners Square Dance Club meets the second and fourth Monday at the Sebring Country Estates Civic Association clubhouse, 3240 Grand Prix Drive (down the street from Wal-Mart). Dancing will be held every month until April 2008. Classes are being started now in the Sebring and Lake Placid area. For more information, call Sam Dunn at 382-6792 or visit the Web site at www.samdun.net.Heartland Horses & Handicapped Inc. is offering pony rides every Monday and Wednesday from 4:30-6:30 p.m., weather permitting. $5 donation per child. Call 4520006 for more information. All proceeds raised support our free equine assisted riding program for adults and children with special needs, which resumes in September.Heartland Pops rehearses at 7 p.m. Mondays at Avon Park High School Band Room, 700 E. Main St., under the direction of Anthony Jones. Musicians of all ages are welcome. For information, call 3148877. Highlands County Concert Band rehearses 7-9 p.m. every Monday at Sebring High School band room. All musicians are welcome. Vic Anderson, musical director. Call Bill Varner at 386-0855. Highlands County Democratic Executive Committee meets 7 p.m. fourth Monday in the Democratic Party Headquarters, 4216 Sebring Parkway, Sebring. For details, call 699-6052. Highlands County Rotary Club meets at 6 p.m. at Charlies Restaurant, Commerce Street, Sebring. Highlands County Sewing Group meets from 1-3 p.m. at the Highlands County Agri-Civic Center in the 4-H laboratory, Sebring. For details, call 4026540. Highlands Sertoma Club meets noon, Takis Family Restaurant, Sebring. Highlands County Senior Squadron, Civil Air Patrol the U.S. Air Force Auxiliary meets the second and fourth Monday nights at the Sebring Airport Terminal Building. All are welcome. For further information, call 471-1433 between 4 and 7 p.m. Hope Hospice free grief support group meets at 2 p.m. at Union Congregational Church, 106 N. Butler Ave., Avon Park. Lake Placid American Legion Post 25 meets 8 p.m., Legion hall. Lake Placid Art League will have classes in Drawing and Painting, conducted by Anne Watson, from from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Cultural Center, 127 Dal Hall Blvd. From 1-4 p.m., Mary Gebhart will teach Fabric Painting at the center. For information call Dan Daszek at 465-7730. Lake Placid Elks 2661 opens its lounge at 1 p.m. at the lodge. Ladies crafts at 2 p.m. Sign up for darts is at 6:30 p.m.Music from 5-8 p.m. It is open to members and their guests. For details, call 4652661. Lake Placid Library has storytime at 10 a.m. for ages 3-5 except during holidays. Lake Placid Moose plays cards at 2 p.m. Open to members and qualified guests only. Lodge closes at 6 p.m. Let It Begin With Me Alanon Group meets from 10:30 a.m. to noon every Monday at Heartland Christian Church, 2705 Alt. 27 South, Sebring. For details about Alanon, a self-help group for families and friends of alcoholics, call 385-5714. Narcotics Anonymous Never Alone Candlelight meets at 8 p.m. at 133 N. Butler Ave. in Avon Park, near the First Congregational Church. For information call Heartland area helpline (863) 683-0630. More information on other meetings and events at www.naflheartland.org. National Association for the Advancement of the Colored People, Highlands County Branch meets 7:30 p.m., 401 Tulane, Avon Park. Orchid Society of Highlands County meets 7 p.m. on the fourth Monday at the Highlands County Agri-Civic Center, 4509 George Blvd., Sebring. Call Ed Fabik at 4652830 for details. Placid Lakes Bridge Club meets 12-4:30 p.m. second and fourth Monday in Placid Lakes Town Hall, 2010 Placid Lakes Blvd. No meetings from end of May to October. For details, call 465-4888. Rotary Club of Highlands County meets at 6:15 p.m. at Beef O Bradys, Sebring. Sebring AARP meets 1:30 p.m., The Palms, Pine Street, Sebring. Sebring Eagles Club 4240 has pizza and darts at 7:30 p.m. at the club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring. For details, call 6554007. Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 has the lounge open from 12-7 p.m. For more details, call 4713557. Sebring Historical Society open 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Located in back side of Sebring Public Library building on Lake Jackson. For information, call 471-2522. Sebring Moose Lodge 2259 plays Texas Hold em at 7 p.m. the second and fourth Monday at 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. Beef franks and Italian sausages from 1 p.m. to closing. For details, call 655-3920. Take Off Pounds Sensibly FL632, Sebring meets at 3:30 p.m. at the fellowship hall at the First Baptist Church of Lake Josephine, Sebring. For details, call Judy OBoyle at 260-0831. Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary Post 4300 meets 2 p.m. fourth Monday, 2011 SE Lakeview Drive, Sebring. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3880 euchre, 6:30 p.m., 1224 County Road 621 East, Lake Placid. For more details, call 699-5444. Volunteers of America of Florida is a nonprofit organization in Sebring that specializes in assisting person's with mental illness. We are pleased to announce our Drop in Center is open to individuals with a mental illness 6 days a week from 11am to 3 pm. The center offers a welcoming environment where individuals are accepted and feel comfortable. For more information please contact Wendy at 863-382-2022.TUESDAY Al-Anon Family Groups meet for discussion and Twelve Step study at noon, Union Congregational Church, 105 N. Forest Ave., AvonPark. Parking available south of old church. 8 & 40 Salon 687 Call Betty Darmer, 465-2272, for details. Alzheimers/Dementia Seminar held at 11 a.m. every fourth Tuesday at Southern Lifestyle, 1297 U.S. 27 North, Lake Placid. Also sponsored by Nurse on Call. Covers common signs of dementia, coping and care giving tips, disease management, organizations, etc. Call 465-0568. American Legion Placid Post 25Lake Placid has shuffleboard and euchre, both at 1 p.m. Lounge hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. For details, call 4657940. American Legion Post 74 open noon to 8 p.m. Hot dogs served. Happy Hour 4-6 p.m. Call 471-1448. Audubon Chapter meets the fourth Tuesday of each month at the Masonic Lodge, downtown Lake Placid on the corner of Main and Park. Bring a covered dish to share, utensils and plates, at 6:30 p.m. or come at 7:30 p.m. for presentations by guest speaker. The public is invited. Avon Park Boy Scout Troop 156 meets from 7-8:30 p.m. in the Scout Lodge, 202 Robert Britt St., AvonPark. Boys ages 11-17 are eligible to join. For details, call 452-2385. AvonPark Library has storytime at 10 a.m. for ages 3-5 except during holidays. Beta Sigma Phi, Xi Nu Sigma Chapter of Avon Park, meets the second and fourth Tuesday each month in the members home. Call president Mary Joinerr at 382-4488 or vice president Linda Webster at 385-1124. Busy Bee Craft Club meets 9-11 a.m., Fairway Pines, Sun N Lakes Boulevard, Sebring. Everyone is welcome. For more details, call 382-8431. Celebrate Recovery meets every Tuesday night at The Rock, Union Congregational Church, 28 N. Butler Ave., Avon Park. Abarbecue meal is served at 6 p.m. for a donation. At 6:45 p.m., members meet. At 7:30 p.m., the group breaks up into small groups for men and women. The program is designed for drug and alcohol addiction, divorce, death or illness grief, low or lost selfesteem or identity due to dysfunctional relationships, depression/anxiety, or any other need for healing. For details, contact Celebrate Recovery coordinator Pam Sim by calling 453-3345, ext. 106. The Computer Club at Buttonwood Bay meets the second and fourth Tuesday of each month November through March. We invite anyone interested in expanding their computer knowledge to attend the Buttonwood Bay Bytes Computer Club meeting. Fletcher Music Club meets every Thursday and Tuesday at Fletcher Music Center in Lakeshore Mall, Sebring. For more details, call 385-3288. Heartland Harmonizers Barbershop Chorus meets from 7-9:30 p.m. in the Sebring High School Music Room, Sebring. All men who enjoy singing are invited. Reading music is not required. Call 4712294 or 386-5098. Heartland Symphony Orchestra rehearsals from 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesdays in the Green Room in the South Florida Community College auditorium building. Bring music and instruments. New members welcome. Call conductor Bryan Johnson at 800949-7248, ext. 7231. Highlands County Quilt Guild meets first and third Tuesday, St. Agnes Episcopal Church, Sebring. Call Lynn Ullinn for meeting times at 3140557 or e-mailluckyduck@mymailstation.com. Hope Hospice grief support group meets at 4:30 p.m. at Southern Lifestyle ALF, across U.S. 27 from Florida Hospital Lake Placid. Knights of Columbus Council 5441 meets 8 p.m. every second and fourth Tuesday at Knights of Columbus Hall, 900 U.S. 27 N., Sebring. For details, call 3850987. Lake Placid Art League has classes in Parchment Embossing from 8 a.m. to noon and 1-4 p.m. at the Cultural Center, 127 Dal Hall Blvd., taught by Maria Lorant. For information, call Dan Daszek at 465-7730. Lake Placid Elks 2661 opens its lounge at 1 p.m. at the lodge. Happy hour is from 2-5 p.m. Card games at 1:30 p.m. The lodge is open to members and their guests. For details, call 465-2661. Lake Placid Grief Support (Hope Hospice) meets at 4:30 p.m. every Tuesday at Southern Lifestyle, 1297 U.S. 27 North, Lake Placid, with Charlie Stroup. Refreshments served. Door prize given. Call 465-0568. Lake Placid Jaycees meets 7:30 p.m., Jaxsons. Board meeting, 6:30 p.m. Call Joe Collins, 655-5545, for details. LAKEPLACIDLIONSClub meets at 7 p.m. the second Tuesday each month at Herons Garden, 501 US 27 North, Lake Placid. Call Jeanne at 6990743. Lake Placid Women of the Moose has a business meeting at 7:30 p.m. the fourth Tuesday at the lodge. Lorida Community Club meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Lorida Community Center to plan events. Masonic Lodge meets 8 p.m., 106 N. Main St., Lake Placid. Nar-Anon Support Group for family members or friends of someone with a drug problem or addiction. Nar-Anon helps attain serenity and a more normal life for those affected by the addictions of loved ones, regardless of whether or not he/she has stopped using. 6 p.m. every Tuesday at First Baptist Chuch of Lake Josephine, 111 Lake Josephine Drive, Sebring. Overeaters Anonymous meets from 9-10 a.m. every Tuesday at Avon Park Seventhday Adventist Church, 1410 W. Avon Blvd. No dues, fees or weigh-ins. Visit www.FloridaRidgeIntergroup.co m. For details, call 382-7731. Visit www.oa.org for more information on OA. Placid Lakes Bridge Club meets 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. every Tuesday at Placid Lakes Town Hall, 2010 Placid Lakes Blvd. For details, call 4654888. Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) offers a full range of volunteer opportunities for people age 55 and over. RSVPmeets on the fourth Tuesday each month, 10 a.m., at the Highlands Little Theatre. Please join us for coffee and to learn more about current volunteer opportunities in Highlands County. Any interested and enrolled volunteers are invited to attend. For more information call Kris Schmidt, coordinator, RSVP, at 7847189. Rotary Club of Sebring (Noon) meets at noon at the Sebring Civic Center, near the library in downtown Sebring. For information, call 385-3829 or 471-9900. Sebring Bridge Club will have Duplicate Bridge games every Tuesday evening. If inte rested in playing Duplicate Bridge, call 385-8118. Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 plays darts, beginning with sig n in at 6 p.m. Games start at 6:3 0 p.m. No experience necessary Cost is $2. For more details, call 471-3557. Sebring Moose Lodge 225 9 serves soft shell tacos 5-7 p.m at 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. Be ef franks and Italian sausages from 1 p.m. to closing. Euchre is played at 6:30 p.m. For details, call 655-3920. Sebring Recreation Club plays bridge at 12:30 p.m. and table tennis at 4 p.m. at 333 Pomegranate Ave., Sebring. For details, call 385-2966 or leave a name, number and message. SertomaClub meets at 7 a.m. at Dees Restaurant, Sebring. For details, call Scott Albritton at 402-1819. Take Off Pounds Sensibly Chapter FL99 meets from 67 p.m. at the Atonement Luthera n Church, 1744 Lakeview Drive, Sebring. Take Off Pounds Sensibly Chapter FL618 has weigh in from 4-430 p.m. at Community Bible Church, 1400 CR-17AN ., AvonPark. Meeting is at 4:45 p.m. For details, call 452-1093 Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3880, plays darts 6:30 p.m., 1224 County Road 621 E., Lake Placid. For more details, call 699-5444. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4300 has a card tournament at 2 p.m. at the post, 2011 SE Lakeview Drive, Sebring. For details, call 3858902.WEDNESDAY 50 Plus Singles Connection is an activities clu b for all persons over 50. Members gather for dinner at various local restaurants and have other activities. The grou p meets at Beef OBradys on the last Wednesday of each mont h at 6 p.m. For information call 452-1669. Adult Children of Alcoholics and Dysfunction al Families. New Life Group meets Wednesdays at 11:30 a.m. at Grace Bible Church, 4453 Thunderbird Road, Sebring. For details, call 4460461. For details on the organ ization, go to www.adultchildren.org. American Legion Post 25 Lake Placid has lounge hours from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Burgers served from 5-7 p.m.Live mus ic is from 5-8 p.m. For details, ca ll 465-7940. American Legion Post 74 open noon to 8 p.m. Hot dogs served. Happy Hour 4-6 p.m. Call 471-1448. Avon Park Noon Rotary Club meets noon, Rotary Club building, corner of Verona Avenue and Pine Street, Avon Park. Bridge Club of Sebring (American Contract Bridge Club)plays duplicate games a t 12:30 p.m. at 347 Fernleaf Ave., Sebring. For details, call 385-8118. The Bridgettes meet at 12:15 p.m. at Sebring Recreation Center to play bridge. For details, call Sandra Yates at 655-5815. Christian Fellowship Grou p meets 7 p.m. For details, call 381-9005 or 381-9007. Country Swingers has dances at the Sebring Recreation Club, 333 Pomegranate Ave., Sebring. Page 12BNews-SunSunday, November 21, 2010www.newssun.com AVON PARK 452-5800 SEBRING 382-3363 LAKE PLACID 465-1530Its more than just carpet The cleaning of the second piece must be of equal or lesser value to the first service price.Sectional sofas may not be separated. Sofas over 7 ft. and certain fabrics may incur additional charges. Offer does not include protector. Not valid with any other coupon. Expires 11/15/10.Emergency Water Damage Restoration3 ROOMS CARPET CLEANEDA room or an area up to 250 sq. ft. living/ dining room combos or great rooms count as two rooms. Must present coupon at time of cleaning. Stanley Steemer residential only. Certain restrictions apply. Not valid with any other offer. Expires 11/15/10.$95002 ROOMS CARPET CLEANEDA room or an area up to 250 sq. ft. living/ dining room combos or great rooms count as two rooms. Must present coupon at time of cleaning. Stanley Steemer residential only. Certain restrictions apply. Not valid with any other offer. Expires 11/15/10.$7500 it s his dog park.UPHOLSTERY: CLEANONE PIECEOF UPHOLSTERY AT REGULAR PRICEAND RECEIVEASECONDPIECE1/2 OFF COMMUNITYCALENDAR SEBRING DISCOUNT BEVERAGES3750 U.S. 27 North, Unit C1 471-2277Next to Fairmount Cinema 6 Open Mon-Sat 9-6 Closed SundayTobacco Products, Candy, Cold Beer, Housewares, Gifts & MORE!LOW PRICES MANY GOOD BARGAINS CLOSEOUTS!*Prices do not include tax. 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DearAbby: Im a stay-at-home mom with a 10-year-old daughter. We live in a complex that houses about 250 people. Im a naturally friendly person, but also very private. When the weather is warm, I love having my shades up and my windows open. My daughter enjoys the fresh air, so shes out in the yard often. Because of this, some of my neighbors possibly bored take it upon themselves to pop in for a visit when they see were home. I dont invite them over, and I dont want company. This happens more than once a day with the same people. I have tried making excuses (Im in the middle of something, Im cooking dinner, I have company), but it doesnt work. I have also said, Were just getting ready to leave, but it soon becomes obvious that we werent going anywhere. People have gotten mad and they now label me a snob among other things. I dont want to spend my life in the house hiding with my daughter, but I also dont want to entertain people who come over uninvited. Abby, I am not a snob. I just love doing whatever Im doing uninterrupted even if what Im doing is nothing at all. Please help. Nice, Private Lady in Illinois DearNice, Private Lady: I dont know what etiquette book your neighbors have read, but they have a lot of nerve dropping by unannounced and expecting you to drop whatever you are doing to entertain them. It is not rude or snobbish to defend your privacy. You were too nice to them to begin with by making excuses. What you should have said was, Im not up for company right now. Please call to see if Im free before dropping over next time. DearAbby: Three people have helped me make lemonade out of lifes lemons a patient and talented therapist, a beloved pastor and YOU. After 50 years, here are my top 10 Dear Abby lessons: 1. No one can make you unhappy. You have choices. 2. The healthiest way to cure depression? Volunteer your hands and your heart. 3. The best advice for raising children? Remember that you raise them to let them go. 4. The best person with whom to discuss marital difficulties? Your spouse. Complaining to others may make you feel better for a day, but it will be at the expense of you r marriage. 5. Dont protect those you lov e from the pain that will heal them. 6. Never criticiz e without working toward a solution, particularly when it comes to politics. 7. Never forget abuse no r tolerate it again, but do for give the abuser. 8. What (and whom) you love is not shown through words but by where you devote your time, your ener gy and money. 9. You are what you eat, read and watch on TV. 10. Life is linear. Make every moment matter. ASurvivor in Ne w Hampshi re DearSurvivor: Im flattered that you have learned so many life lessons from reading the Dear Abby column. However, one of the items you listed in your let ter did not come from me o r my mother before me. Its No. 7. I have never written that a victim of abuse shou ld feel obligated to forgive the abuser. 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. Good advice for everyone teens to seniors is in The Anger in All of Us and How to Deal With It. To order, send a business-size, self-addressed envelope, plus check or money order for $6 (U.S. funds only) to: Dear Abby Anger Booklet, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 610540447. (Postage is included in the price.) www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, November 21, 2010Page 13B Newborns Children AdolescentsOFFICE HOURS: Rajeswari Sonni, M.D., F.A.A.P. Praveen Krishnadas, M.D., F.A.A.P. Anoop Palta, M.D., F.A.A.P. Vishakha Nakhate, M.D., F.A.A.P. David Kleczek, P.A.C. Amy Grimes, P.A.C. Mercy L. Seralde, M.D. Maria C. Perez, M.D. Maria B. Asis, M.D., F.A.A.P. 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Sebring NOW SHOWINGFriday 11/19 Thursday 11/25 Suick CinemasInformation 385-9980 Office 385-9908New Dolby Digital SoundAll Seats $6.00for Matinee OPENING NOVEMBER 24TH FASTER R (The Rock) 2:00 4:30 7:00 9:30 DIVERSIONS TELLMENOMOREBy GAILGRABOWSKI ACROSS 1 Furtive utterance 5 The Stranger novelist 10 Resided 15 Jumble 19 Scale sequence 20 Stove supplier 21 Fiber used for fishing nets 22 Org. concerned with ergonomics 23 School founded by Henry VI 24 Like a ruined roux 25 Nice thoughts? 26 Palindromic time 27 1929 song co-written by Fats Waller 30 Monetary policy maker, informally 32 Gotta go! 33 Time in an ad 34 Broad lowlands 36 23rd Greek letter 38 Snatched violently 40 Shell container? 44 Tenderloin cut 50 Mediation org. established by FDR 52 Express discontent 53 WWII photo site, briefly 54 Bout of indulgence 55 Capital of Delaware? 56 Requiem 57 Record 59 Eleventh hour 63 Name on a compact 64 Not snookered by 65 Fort Eries prov. 66 Creator of sublime lines 67 Blossom bits 68 Longish coat 70 False appearance 71 Revered Tibetan 72 Firmly established 75 Tapered transport 76 Court addition? 77 Pain in the neck 81 Years record 82 Just passing through 84 Black, to a bard 85 Blog comments 86 Bit of work 87 Helpless, in a way 89 Govt. smog watchdog 90 Hot pair 91 Cheer alternative 92 Construction site sight 95 Tickle pink 97 Buckwheat noodle 99 Many a bunt, on a scorecard 100 Doesnt split 102 Colorful pet store purchases 106 Reach ones destination 110 Its members travel in a world of their own 113 Gulf War defense weapon 116 Morlock prey 117 Low-tech note taker 119 City on the Po 120 Damaging downpour 121 Pull up stakes, briefly 122 Muscat native 123 You might get a ticket for one 124 Nerve-wracking exam, for some 125 Finely honed 126 Big name in Russian ballet 127 Has a quick look 128 Cross a stream, say DOWN 1 Courthouse entries 2 Socrate composer 3 Rock 4 Old-style photo 5 Colombian city 6 Not to be missed 7 Fast ballroom dance 8 Release, in a way 9 Greet informally 10 Club with a big head 11 Dry riverbed 12 Fix, as text 13 Alibi, maybe 14 Research site 15 Well-meaning error 16 Since 17 Flat, e.g. 18 What a student might raise 28 Boom sites 29 Lots 31 Fathers and sons 35 Avoid a strike, e.g. 37 Self-destruct 39 Consumer application 41 Vital supply line 42 Silent films idol Conrad __ 43 Mini exhibits? 44 Everydog 45 Bingo! 46 TV series filmed on Oahu 47 Qom native 48 Daring exploit 49 Figure on a pay stub 51 Belarusians neighbor 56 Judge 58 Wartime operation 60 Get up on 61 Shoot the breeze, e.g. 62 American of Japanese descent 67 Curfew setters 69 Troubles 70 Sacred river of India 71 Fruit high in vitamin C 72 Palatable 73 Govt. security 74 First name in wilderness photography 75 Part of a high-tech tangle 76 Not active 78 Alpine denizen 79 In your dreams 80 Tree trunk bulge 82 Prayer object 83 Platoon setting, for short 88 Slate and Salon 91 Dont worry about it 92 Radio-active sort? 93 Swallow something hook, line and sinker 94 Revue with fancy footwork 96 Old telecom giant 98 Holy Roman emperor, 1209-15 101 Primitive projectile 103 Itinerary 104 Based on __ story 105 Unsportsmanlike look 107 Jeweled topper 108 Tale of an ancient siege 109 Ally McBeal lawyer 110 Schmo 111 S. Grant foe? 112 Lacquered metalware 114 __ regni: in the year of the reign 115 Room renters 118 Brief version of this puzzles title hidden in eight long puzzle answers Solution on page 5B Nosy neighbors need lessons in the art of being neighborly Shaking my head and smiling, I gazed a t the speaker on the church platform in C olorado and knew I could answer his t hought-provoking question only one w ay. Aresounding, Yes! After an initial greeting, he had sudd enly looked out at the congregation and a sked, Are you spoiled by Gods g race? For a second, I chuckled as I thought h ow uniquely he had phrased his quest ion. We sing Amazing Grace.We talk a bout how by Gods grace this and t hat has occurred in our lives. We know t hat we are often the recipients of his g race when we may not even realize g race is at work. But, am I spoiled by Gods grace, by h is undeserved favor? That got me to thinking about my n ame, Janet, which means grace of God. S o, for starters, just the fact that I have life that he sustains my every breath means Im under his grace. To know that God through Jesus Christ settled the sin question and invites me through faith in him and his finished work on the cross to be his child for all eternity. Im basking in his eternal grace. I then applied that same concept of grace to all the nittygritty aspects of life when even the minutest detail doesnt escape Gods notice and needs are met beyond anything I could have hoped for. Am I spoiled by Gods grace? Absolutely! Yet, when we think of the word, spoil,we very often attach a negative meaning. Apicture of a spoiled child easily comes to mind as he expresses himself in tantrums because an indulgent parent has neglected loving discipline. But, this question instead transported me to a loving Father who cares about me enough to discipline me when necessary; but, who easily extends grace to the child he loves grace so extensive it exceeds my comprehension. As it is expressed in Ephesians 2: 6 9, NKJV, we read, And raised us upin Christ Jesus, that in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast. This thanksgiving, I want to be sure and exude thankfulness to him for his extravagant grace. Selah Jan Merop of Sebring is a News-Sun correspondent and an award-winnin g writer. Are you spoiled by grace?Then Give thanks! Pause And Consider Jan Merop In their e-mail to me, his p arents call him The Laziest K id in America. The child in q uestion, a third-grader, hides h is clothes rather than put t hem away properly (in truth, h iding them probably takes m ore effort), would somet imes rather poop in his b ritches than stop what hes d oing and go to the bathr oom, forgets to bring work t o or from school almost d aily, and is nasty to his pare nts when they dont give h im his way. Hes bright but h is grades suffer because he d oesnt do his work. His mother says that he w ould love being confined to h is room with books only b ecause then he could be lazy a ll day, every day. He is curr ently on restriction with no a fter-school activities but d oesnt seem to care. If I had a dollar for every time Ive h eard this story, etcetera. This little guy is proof of t he fact that of all the species o n the planet, only humans h ave the capacity to act d eliberately in ways that are c learly contrary to their best i nterests. He is also a living example of another, related, aspect of human nature: proper consequences do not always produce proper behavior. Thus, the battle-cry of many a teenager: I dont care what you do to me! Obviously, these parents are not in denial concerning their sons problems. They are not enablers. They have punished him appropriately for his irresponsibility. Under the circumstances, his stubborn laziness can be regarded as a clever form of defiance. Without being assertive, he is nonetheless asserting that no one has authority over him; that no one can tell The Almighty Him what to do. The fact that his defiance is not outwardly defiant is what makes it so slippery and therefore so frustrating. Most definitely, only an equally clever and slippery response will do, one that transfers frustration from parents to child. Another way of saying this: At the present time, the monkey of the problem is on the parentsbacks. This child will not learn to tame his monkey until its riding his back. Ahome visit from my old friend The Doctor is in order. I advised the parents to sit down with TLKIAand tell him they had spoken to a doctor about his problems, which they have now put in list form and affixed to the door of the refrigerator. The Doctor says that his problems are all symptoms of sleep deprivation. Some children need more sleep than others, he says. Some children have a very, very difficult time getting enough sleep, he says. These sleepy children do things like poop in their pants and forget school work. The Doctor says sleepdeprived children often talk back at their parents, backtalk being the sort of thing sleepy people do without thinking. Interestingly enough, sleep-deprived kids are usually smart kids. The better the brain works, the more sleep a person needs. The Doctor, after careful consideration, has said that this child must go to bed every night, seven days a week, lights out, at 6:30 in the evening until everything on the list has completely disappeared for one month. During this time, he cannot watch television, use a computer, or participate in any after-school activity. So, if every symptom of sleep-deprivation disappears for three weeks and then TLKIAhides his clothes instead of putting them away, the month starts over again. The perceptive reader may correctly surmise that this could take quite some time. Thats true, but then this problem didnt develop overnight. Family psychologist John Rosemond answers questions at www.rosemond.com. Early bedtime may help Laziest Kid in America get things on track Living With Children John Rosemond Dear Abby Classified Ads 385-6155 NEWS-SUN

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LIVING 14B PAGE News-Sun Sunday, November 21, 2010 DontLugYourLuggageNavigating airport security, crowded terminals and long check-in lines can be stressful enough. Add luggage and gifts into the holiday travel mix and things can get really unpleasant. One solution travelers are turning to is shipping luggage to their destinations. Traveling without a suitcase is a tremendous convenience, especially during the hectic holiday travel season. Having your luggage awaiting your arrival and tracking it along the way is even better, said Bryan Vial, The UPS Store franchisee from Phoenix, Ariz. Ship your luggage as is or place it in a box for shipment. Or, at select locations, you can purchase a luggage box and avoid a suitcase altogether. Some major airline baggage fees can add up to over $100. Vial says that a luggage box of comparable size shipped via UPS Ground service is competitively priced and saves you time and hassle at the airport. If you are a member of the Automobile Association of America, you can receive a 15 percent discount off the full retail price of eligible products and services, and 5 percent off domestic U.S. shipping costs. Visit www.theupsstore.com for more information. Luggage Shipping TipsBecause of the duties and taxes associated with international shipments, The UPS Store does not recommend shipping luggage internationally. Federal Aviation Administration restrictions prohibit shipping hazardous materials, including colognes and perfumes, aerosol sprays, nail polish and cigarette lighters via air.Include packaging tape and a return shipping label in the luggage box for use when returning home. Photo courtesy of Getty ImagesShopSmartAvoid long lines, crowded parking lots and out-of-stock items with these helpful hints: Get Ready Before you head out to the mall, make a list of the gifts you want to buy and do some online price comparison. Use sites like BizRate, DealTime or Shopzilla, as well as check local ads to find the best price. You may want to call your local store to see if they have your item in stock, saving yourself a trip if they dont have it. Shop Early Plan to shop early in the day, and early in the season. Morning crowds tend to be lighter and sales assistants tend to be more attentive first thing. And the earlier in the season you shop, the less you have to deal with long lines and frustrated shoppers. Plus, this year, while there are 29 shopping days between Thanksgiving and Christmas, there are only 20 shipping days. Wrap It Up Pay a little extra and let a charity group at the store wrap your gifts for you. This saves you time later and frees you up to get other things done and you help a good cause. If you do any online or catalogue shopping, avoid having packages left on your doorstep by getting a mailbox at The UPS Store. You get a mailbox with a real street address, which accepts packages from all carriers. And, you can choose to receive an e-mail or text when you have a package waiting, avoiding unnecessary trips. No-HassleHolidayPackingMake sure your carefully chosen gifts get to their destinations intact with these helpful tips: For even less hassle, let the certified packing experts at The UPS Store handle the logistics of getting your gifts safely to your loved ones for the holidays. Participating locations offer the Pack & Ship Promise, which will reimburse customers in the event a center-packed item shipped via UPS is lost or damaged. Details are available at www.theupsstore.com. Dreaming of a Green Christmas?Participating The UPS Store locations offer holiday shippers the option to neutralize the climate impact of their packages for a small fee when shipping with UPS. And, many locations accept clean foam packaging peanuts for reuse. Happy Holiday PrintingTake the hassle out of printing holiday newsletters, programs and more. With online printing from The UPS Store, you can easily upload your documents, customize your printing and finishing options, preview the final project, and submit your project from the comfort of your home or office. Then, simply stop by to pick it up when you are shipping off holiday packages.DOCheck with experts before shipping fragile items (or items that might be considered hazardous or illegal to ship, such as perfume or cologne).Use materials the professionals use foam packaging peanuts, bubble cushioning and packaging tape to protect your gifts.Include a label on the inside of the package with both the destination and return addresses.Use a shipping option which provides a package-tracking number.Take batteries out of toys, electronics, etc., before shipping.Ship wrapped presents ahead to your destination, especially if traveling by air.DONTWrap boxes in brown paper or tie with string.Use materials like newspaper or real popcorn to cushion items.Use old boxes or gift boxes for shipping items.Use duct tape, masking tape or cellophane tape to seal your boxes for shipping. KeyDatesforHolidayShippingMonday is the busiest shipping day of the week.The busiest shipping week of the 2010 season is expected to be December 13 to 17.If you are shipping international or to military personnel overseas, contact The UPS Store location nearest you to determine the best date to ensure on-time delivery.Most ground packages require five days or less to reach their destination, but if youre shipping coast-to-coast, it may take longer. Last-Minute Shipping Dates:Tuesday, December 21 Ship UPS 3 Day Select for delivery Friday, December 24.Wednesday, December 22 Ship UPS 2nd Day Air for delivery Friday, December 24.Thursday, December 23 Ship UPS Next Day Air for delivery Friday, December 24. FAMILYFEATURES T he holidays are supposed to be filled with love and good cheer, but the logistics of shopping for gifts, sending out cards, taking family trips and shipping packages can leave even the jolliest of people in a Scroogelike mood. Fortunately, there are some ways you can take the hassle out of the holidays and make them a little brighter for yourself and those around you. Photo courtesy of Getty Images