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Title: The news-sun
Uniform Title: News-sun (Sebring, Fla.)
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News sun
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Language: English
Publisher: Sebring News-Sun, Inc.
Place of Publication: Sebring Fla
Publication Date: 12-01-2010
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 62, no. 21 (Nov. 9, 1988)-
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By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comSEBRING With no announcement or explanation, Board of County Commissioners Vice-Chair Barbara Stewart asked for nominations for chairman to replace Commissioner Jeff Carlson on Tuesday morning. Carlson was not present at the meeting. He was removed by Gov. Charlie Crist on Monday after formal charges of boating under the influence manslaughter and vessel homicide were formalized by the David Dodd of the state attorney's office in Indian River County. Carlson was driving the boat that struck a channel marker in July and resulted in the death of his wife, Julie Carlson. Carlson turned himself into the Highlands County Sheriff's Office Nov. 2 after an warrant for his arrest was issued, but formal charges were not filed until Nov. 22. The Indian River state attorney's office stated that Carlson's blood alcohol exceeded the .08 legal limit. No discussion was held to determine how Carlson would be replaced on the board, but Stewart was nominated by Commissioner Jack Richie before being voted into the chairman seat. Streaks edge Lake PlacidPAGE1BHealthy holiday cookingPAGE14BPoker run set to help APPD get new K-9 PAGE2ANEWS-SUN Highlands County's Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 Wednesday-Thursday, December 1-2, 2010www.newssun.comVolume 91/Number 145 | 50 cents www.newssun .com 079099401001 HighLow 71 42Complete Forecast PAGE 14A Storms in the morning, then cooling off Forecast Question: Did you brave the shopping crowds on Black Friday? Next question: Should the U.S. government pursue charges in connection with the WikiLeaks releases? www.newssun .com Make your voice heard at Online Obituaries Richard Butler Age 47, of Avon Park William Cartwright Age 71, of Avon Park Frances Hufty Age 98, of Palm Beach Harry Tefft Age 86, of Sebring Arnold Tibbs Age 88, of Sebring Japeth Turley Sr. Age 88, of Sebring Obituaries, Page 5A Phone ... 385-6155Fax ... 385-2453Online: www.newssun.com Yes 19.2% No 80.8% Total votes: 94 Celebrations9B Classifieds11A Clubs & Organizations7B Community Briefs5A Community Calendar8B Crossword Puzzle13B Cryptogram13B Dear Abby13B Editorial & Opinion4A Friends & Neighbors5B Lottery Numbers2A Movie Times13B NASCAR This Week4B Sports On TV2B Index News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMON S Jeff Carlson's seat was empty during Tuesday's county commission meeting. Carlson was suspended by Gov. Charlie Crist on Monday after being formally charged in connection with the death of his wife in a July boating accident. AVON PARK Thousands packed Main Street in Avon Park Monday night to kick off the season with the county's first Christmas parade. The parade traveled the mile-long Mall, and the close to 100 floats and entries stretched form one end to the other at one point just before Santa, who traditionally brings up the rear, appeared on Main Street. "This is always the best parade in the county," said spectator John Reddel just before the lights and sirens rolled out. Sebring's parade is Friday night and Lake Placid's is Dec. 11. More photos, 3A. By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comAVON PARK Apreliminary repo rt by the National Transportation Safe ty Board about the crash of the Cessna a irplane on Nov. 17 indicates the right win g had separated from the airplane while it was in flight. According to the report, the ma in wreckage was found next to a retentio n pond and swamp located in a farm pa sture bordering State Road 64 east of Avo n Park. The initial impact crater contained t he cockpit instrument panel, forward engin e, forward propeller hub and one blade of the forward propeller. The impact crater was seven feet wid e, nine feet long and three feet deep. The report states a ground scar consi stent with thickness and length of the le ft wing leading edge was next to the impa ct crater. The left and right tail booms, vertic al and horizontal stabilizers, elevator and a section of the left wing were found in t he retention pond. The aft engine was resting upsi de down on the edge of the pond. All propeller blades were located wit hin the main wreckage area. Two sections of the right wing we re found northwest of the of the ma in wreckage the outboard section of t he right wing, from the aileron to the win g tip, was found about 800 feet away fro m the main crash site with the aileron st ill attached. Another section of the rig ht wing, including a section of the win g flap, was found about 330 feet away fro m the main impact. Plane lost wing before fatal crash Nov. 17 crash east of AP killed three See PLANE, page 8A Carlson News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY Brody Alley, 10, marches with the Pathfinders. Parading around in Avon Park ALMS pho to Bobby Rahal will be in Sebring today with the Legends of Motorsports series. News-Sun photo by ED BALDRIDGE Buzz, Woody and crew wave to the crowd from the Bill Jarrett Ford float in the Avon Park Christmas Parade Monday night. Carlson suspended from commission See CARLSON, page 8A By SAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comSEBRING Lunch with Legends is a debut event that will take place on today at the downtown Circle as cars and drivers parade to the heart of Sebring for all residents to meet and greet. Beginning at 11:30, the Lunch with Legends will bring food, music and fun and will feature series creator Bobby Rahal, an Indy 500 winner and the winner of the 12 Hours of Sebring in 1987. The Sebring International Raceway holds a sentimental value to Rahal and the last stop on the tour here makes for a great event. The Legends of Motorsports is in its first season of the North American tour making stops at Barber Motorsports Park, Watkins Glen and Canada's Le Circuit Mont-Tremblant before invading Sebring. Zak Brown, Bobby Rahal and Peter Stoneberg are the creators of the historic production. Rahal, who will be grand marshal of the Sebring Christmas parade on Friday, and others will drive right into the Circle mid-morning. The downtown event gives fans and residents the opportunity to view amazing cars and get acquainted with many Legends of Racing screech to a stop in Sebring See LEGENDS, page 8A

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Page 2ANews-SunWednesday, December 1, 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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PB: Power Ball PP: Power Pla y Lottery Center The News-Sun would like to remind the readers that the names listed below reflect those who have been charged with a crime, but they are all innocent until proven guilty by a court of law. If anyone listed here is acquitted or has charges dropped, they can bring in proof of such decision or mail a copy to the paper and the News-Sun will be happy to report that information. The News-Sun is at 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL 33870. The following people were booked into the Highlands County Jail on Monday, Nov. 29: Alberto Arceo, 18, of Lake Placid, was recommitted for operating motor vehicle without valid license. Ricardo Michael Barton, 20, of Avon Park, was recommitted for lewd and lascivious battery, victim 12-16 years of age. Benito Gonzalez Bautista, 41, of Avon Park, was charged with operating motor vehicle without valid license. Kristin Rae Browning, 29, of Sebring, was charged with cruelty towards an animal. Jan Allen Button, 43, of Lake Placid, was recommitted for larceny. Timothy Allen Fanning, 45, of Sebring, was charged for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. William Micheal Goodhue, 43, of Sebring, was charged on a Polk County warrant for domestic battery. Rodrigo Arvizu Hernandez, 23, of Sebring, Immigration Code Enforcement detainer for violation of municipal ordinance. James Henry Jones, 26, of Lauderdale Lakes, was charged with fleeing or attempting to elude; and grand theft of motor vehicle. Bobby Lee Torrence, 54, of 549 Moss St., Venus, was registered as a sexual offender, indecent assault on child under the age of 4. The following people were booked into the Highlands County Jail on Sunday, Nov. 28: Carolyn Kay Barfield, 24, of Sebring, was charged with resisting officer, obstruction without violence. Eduardo Binzha-Ortiz, 23, of Conover, N.C., was charged with operating motor vehicle without valid license. Scotty Blake, 39, of Lake Placid, was charged with importing or moving animals in violation of health regulations, five counts. Douglas Crivello, 55, of Sebring, was charged with domestic violence or battery, causing bodily harm. Carlos Elias Cruz, 31, of Conover, N.C., was charged with permitting unauthorized person to drive. Gerardo Anthony Legree, 19, of Lake Placid, was charged with domestic violence or battery, touch or strike. Dan Gregory Wells, 28, of Lake Placid, was charged with larceny, petit theft, second degree, first offense. Benito Zavala, 23, of Avon Park, was charged with selling, giving or serving liquor to person under 21 years of age; and damaging property, criminal mischief. The following people were booked into the Highlands County Jail on Saturday, Nov. 27: Frank Louis Austin, 49, of Sebring, was charged with unemployment compensation fraud. William Franklin Braggs, 29, of Avon Park, was charged with driving while license suspended, first offense. Kyle Jeffrey Craven, 21, was charged with aggravated assault with deadly weapon without intent to kill; cruelty toward child without great harm; and battery, touch or strike. James Dean Huffman, 47, of 3202 N. Horseshoe Drive in Avon Park, was registered as a sexual offender. Delores Louise Spires, 27, of Sebring, was charged with neglect of child without great harm, three counts. Michael Edward Williams, 48, of Avon Park, was charged with scheme to defraud; and theft from person 65 years of age or older. The following people were booked into the Highlands County Jail on Friday, Nov. 26: Angela Michelle Abner, 20, of Wauchula, was POLICEBLOTTER Continued on page 7A Special to the News-SunSEBRING New H ighlands County C ommissioner Jack R ichie will be the guest w hen the American Party o f Florida holds its D ecember meeting at 6:30 p .m. Thursday at the S ebring Beef O'Brady's. "We have some quest ions about a couple of the w orkshops that are comi ng before commissioners t his month," said APF H ighlands County C hairman Bill Youngman. We are especially intere sted in thesubsidized h ousing and the Healthy F amilies issues that they w ill be addressing." Youngman said the appearance by Richie would be the first of a series of local officials as the party tracks the decis ions made on the munici pal, county and state leve ls. In addition to the a ppearance by Richie, the m embership will be asked f or nominations for chairm an and other party o ffices. The group will a lso learn about a number o f other planned activit ies, including a yard sale t o help raise money to f inancecandidates and u nderwrite party activit ies. The yard sale will be h eld this Thursday, Friday a nd Saturdayon Indian D rive, which islocated o ff Sparta Road. Signs w ill be posted "We have everything f rom a 52-inch, rear-proj ection TVto a redneck b ass boat,'" Youngman s aid. For additional informat ion about the party, their w eb site is www.americ anpartyofflorida.com Richie to speak at APF meeting Richie News-Sun staffAVON PARK Several teams have been gearing up to raise funds for the 2011 Relay for Life in Avon Park. From decorating yards with flocks of flamingos to washing cars, several teams have already committed themselves to walk in next year's Relay and are already starting to raise the much needed money to help the American Cancer Society assist local cancer victims. Saturday, the Wild Turkey Great Apes team will be washing cars from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Wild Turkey Tavern. The Great Apes half of the team is from the Center for Great Apes in Wauchula. It is also the Wild Turkey that is offering to flock a friend's yard with flamingos a half a flock (12 flamingos) for $15 or a full flock (24 flamingos) for $25. Of course, they also offer $10 "Aflock" insurance for those who don't want their yards flocked during Relay for Life. For more information on either activity, call 452-5284. Team Brenda Extraordinaire is already getting involved in raising money by using the flamingos by scheduling a flocking of flamingos on Thursday. The team at the Avon Park Youth Academy is also offering a portion of the proceeds from the lunches sold at the cafeteria on Tuesdays to their Relay fund. The next team meeting for Relay for Life in Avon Park will be at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 14 at the Avon Park Rotary Club Building. Anyone who would like more information about forming a team should plan to attend the meeting or contact Team Development chair Brent Schenck at (863) 8320242. Fundraisers proceed for AP's Relay for Life News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY The staff of Moe's Coffee House and Molly's bakery in Lake Placid. (From the left) Tammy Fuld, the owner's best friend; Michele Council, the owner; Dana Cronin (dana rhymes with banana), inventor of the Dana Banana think peanut butter, bananas and chocolate chips pressed together; and Laura Delgado, the Cuban Cake Boss. By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comLAKE PLACID When John and Michele Council retired a few years ago they decided to move to Highlands County rather than stay in Broward where John Council had served as a police officer, and Michele raised their six children. John Council had spent weekends in Lake Placid growing up, so he knew the area well. The decision to move north was easy as both he and his wife were tired of the traffic, noise and bother of crowded South Florida. They've loved being here. "In Broward," Michele Council said, "people honk at you the second the traffic light changes. Here, when people honk at you they're saying hello." With her six children basically grown, however, she was looking for something to do. Shortly after arriving in 2008, the family went to the Christmas Parade. "It's such a cute part of town," Michele Council said. "I talked to people about opening a business, but I was Fresh joe available at Moe's in downtown Lake Placid Grand opening of coffee house set for Friday News-Sun staffSEBRING Everything is set and r eady to go," Rob Miller, p ublic works director, s aid about preparations f or Friday's Christmas p arade in Sebring. Because the park renov ation complicated decor ating the Circle, Miller a nd his crew have been w orking non-stop this w eek to get the Carousel o f Lights in place in time f or the parade. The parade triggers the l ighting of the decorat ions and marks the start o f the Christmas season. Street closures will be i n effect from 4 p.m. to 9 p .m. The parade begins at 7 p.m. It forms up on Sebring P arkway, then marches d own Ridgewood Drive, g oes half way around the C ircle, and then down S outh Commerce to the f airgrounds. Detours are routed t hrough Franklin Street a nd Lakeview Drive n orthbound, and from S tate Road 17 to G lenwood Avenue, and S hontee Avenue to L akeview Drive southb ound. Sebring ready for its parade By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comAVON PARK The Avon Park Police Department and several community groups will hold a Poker Run on Saturday to raise funds for a new K-9 officer. Registration for the event starts at 8:30 a.m. in Donaldson Park and goes until the run starts officially at 10 a.m. Cars and motorcycles are welcome to attend, according to K-9 officer Jose Molina, who is the liaison for the department on the fund raising. Entry fee is $20 per person, which includes participation in the event and food at the last stop. Prizes, a 50/50 raffle, live music and more will be part of the event. The decision to purchase a new dual-purpose K-9, who can do both narcotics and patrol, came after the training injury of Hex, who is just 5 years-old. Hex torn ligaments in one of his hind legs, and according to Chief Michael J. Rowan. The damage was extensive enough that returning to active duty was not practical. "We could have risked it, but why put the dog and officer through that kind of stress. We retired Hex to his officer Orlando Escobel Community plans Poker Run for new Avon Park PD K-9 officer See MOE'S, page 7A Get the paper delivered to you! NEWS-SUN€385-6155 See POKER, page 7A

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Page 4ANews-SunWednesday, December 1, 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 The current county attorn ey, retained and paid by the h our, has pocketed more than $ 1 million of the taxpayers' m oney in the last couple of y ears. Hands down, other count ies that have experienced g rowth like Highlands have d ecided that having in-house c ounsel is much cheaper than a hired gun. The move to hire full-time a ttorneys has become popular o ver the last decade, even for s maller counties. For one, counties are i ncreasingly finding thems elves embroiled in lawsuits a nd administrative conflicts. In addition, the chore of d rafting contracts and ordin ances has gotten more time c onsuming in the attempt to a void ambiguous wording or l oopholes that could be the s ource of controversy later. Hernando County made the move a while back and the in-house county attorney makes about $172,000 per year. Hernando's population is 179,000. Afar cry lower than what Highlands County pays currently for legal services. Saving money is a given, even if the county factors in assistants, office space and utilities, all things attorneys already use for their base fee. But one of the bonuses you get with an in-house attorney is all of their attention is focused on county matters, and none goes to outside concerns. The current Highlands County arrangement leaves much to be desired when it comes to just focusing on county business. Case in point is the current court battle over the county attorney's billing to an outside client where court documents show some billing discrepancies. Embarrassing to say the least. Another argument is faster turn-around on the work. An employee who focuses on just county issues will not have to juggle personal schedules, court dockets and outside clients when county opportunities are at stake. But one of the arguments that has not been discussed is where do loyalties lie with an attorney who has several other clients within the county as well as the county? Most assuredly, when it comes down to it, any business goes with their largest client, especially an attorney, so how can one claim loyalty to the taxpayers whose money goes into his pocket if there are other, larger interests looming on the horizon? All-in-all taking a look at a new way to get the taxpayer's legal services is something that has to be discussed every budget season, just like road paving, but we have yet to see a request for a proposal or even an alternative for cost savings. Why is that? Several reasons for in-house county attorney position F or the last two years, the citizens of Highlands County have debated the need for an in-house county attorn ey, but a close look at the argument s hows that there are a couple of reasons t o consider the move. Motorcyclists should wear helmets E ditor: Thank you for the excellent editorial t oday (11/26/10, "Bring Back Helmet L aw"). Having been a resident for only f ive years I was unaware of the '99 r epeal of the previous state law mandati ng motorcycle helmets. It is tragic to even consider that courting brain damage ought to be a m atter of personal freedom'" would h ave been even stated by the former g overnor and legislature. I would go furt her and say that it is a suicidal act. In my chaplaincy ministry in an acute c are medical center I personally witn essed having a young man brought into E R/Trauma Center following a collision w ith a vehicle, just as he left the mall p arking lot after work and didn't see the v ehicle coming as he rode his motorcyc le, without a helmet, on to the frontage r oad. In the ER, the neurosurgeon said, There are no broken bones ... it's just h is head." Three days later they disconnected his v entilator, which kept him breathing as h e was considered brain dead. We need to recognize the critical v alue of human life especially when ridi ng a motorcycle. We also need to continue to urge the F DOTto approve a traffic signal at the A von Park Walmart entrance as soon as p ossible before any more fatalities o ccur. One motorcycle death occurred at t he turn at Jarrett Ford and I don't recall w hether there the driver was wearing a h elmet or not, but, this tragedy could h ave been prevented if there had been a t raffic signal at that intersection earlier t his year. David LCowles Avon ParkLet Christmas be for the Kids E ditor: When someone tells me "Christmas is f or the kids," I think of two specific children in my life. The first is that Kid inside me, who still unstoppably pops out for everything the holidays have become for me: The deep satisfaction and gratitude of Christmas cards; loving the parades (Macy's, the local Christmas parade and the Tournament of Roses); having those good times with my friends; reading A Christmas Carol'; enjoying the story of Hanukkah; experiencing the heaven of eggnog, pecan pie, Peppermint Mocha Latte and so much else; helping to decorate the church and then sitting there on Christmas Eve; exchanging greetings with Santa (wherever I find him); singing White Christmas'with Bing, then watching him in the movie; looking in awe at illuminated buildings and palm trees; watching wide-eyed the Leonid and Geminid meteor showers; walking in joy among the trees in the woods, Christmas tree lots, stores and living rooms; humming while setting up a Nativity scene; celebrating the Winter Solstice; meditatively lighting a purple Advent candle; catching bubble snow' on Main Street at the Magic Kingdom; counting down the Times Square Ball, followed (hopefully) by a kiss and fireworks. Imagination and desire, of course, determining the kind and length of the list. Then there's the other Child, who doesn't pop out, so much as He rests always there in that Manger inside me. Always there with infinite love and peace. Always ready for a mutual embrace and to embrace everyone around me. So if I may, here's my invitation to indeed let Christmas be for the Kids to let Them both be alive in you this holiday season. Merry Christmas and a Happy Holiday Season to all of you. Paul K. Ferrell SebringCity doesn't need a public safety directorEditor: Now is the time for the Avon Park mayor and city council members to eat a little crow and remove the public safety director position for consideration for a position in Avon Park. It became very obvious that all that was done was look at some dollar savings and a complete study wasn't taken into consideration in regards to professional credentials that might be lost and the fact that the city would really only save a few dollars. Somebody had forgotten to look at the structure of the fire department when suggesting that the city adopt a new public safety director position. During the last city council meeting it was noted that the city wouldn't really be losing a position in the fire department because somebody would still have to manage the fire department on a daily basis and the only position not on watch in the fire department is the fire chief (besides the confidential secretary). This means that the fire chief position needs to be retained or another position has to be established, but at a lower pay scale and this doesn't make operational sense. It would be in the best interest to take the public safety director position off the table and keep a police and fire chief. The key is really review the fire assessment and pay for the fire department with the fire assessment; this would be combined with lowering the millage rate. I thought it very interesting that Mr. Heston mentioned that the city has only increased approximately 100 citizens in about 10 years. This should provide the most obvious reason not to have an assistant city manager in Avon Park. I recommend that the assistant city manager position be eliminated (especially since it wasn't approved during the budget cycle) and take the project manager position back to three or four days a week as it was originally established. At the next city council meeting, the city manager should be instructed to fill the fire chief position and not waste any more time on looking at the public safety director position. Abudget adjustment should also be made if necessary at that meeting. Ed Dickerson Avon Park All across the nation the first Small Business Saturday is being reported as a financial home run for smaller, locally owned businesses. In past years smaller businesses have cried foul over the more traditional Black Friday when shoppers turn out in droves but mostly for big box door buster deals. Black Friday was originally coined to mark the day after Thanksgiving when retailers say they're either pulled into the financial black by shoppers or condemned to the red for the year. The day officially kicks off holiday shopping and sets the trends for the stores, which is why the bigger retailers are willing to be so aggressive with both marketing and sale prices. It's come to mean four a.m. shopping sprees at large retailers who've been advertising 42 inch flat screen TVs for $100. There's always a limited supply but still the ploy works as hundreds wait in line in the dark for the doors to open. It can be difficult for a smaller, individual shop to be heard over the din. However, this year the smaller business owner has gotten more wily and used their strengths to come up with a plan. First, they got that customers are more concerned about price right now than anything else. So, maybe a small shop can't always compete with price but there's more than one way to cut cost. American Express OPEN, the small business division of American Express and founder of Small Business Saturday, offered $25 dollars credit to cardholders statements for any shopping done at small businesses last Saturday. Some of the participating businesses even got into the spirit of the day and offered free iPads to shoppers who spent over a certain amount or offered larger discounts and even refreshments. Recently, I put out a holiday book list of great books that you may have missed and failed to point out that this was an opportunity to shop, even online, at an independent bookseller. Fortunately, I have great readers and Loretta Vail of Winder, Georgia caught my oversight. Her hus band, Tom Vail ha s owned Corner Bookstore in Winder, www.cornerbookstorewinder.com fo r the past 14 years and along with independent bookstores everywhere, can help someone find a book they'd love to give or to read. There's a notion in gener al that the big box, giant retai lers are fueling the economy and will be what hauls us out of the Great Recession. However, Small Business Saturday, www.smallbusinesssaturday.com has a few fun facts that will not only enlighten but hopefully influence who we support bailing out or giving tax breaks to in the future. For the past ten years, 60 to 80 percent of the new jo bs that were created every yea r were from small businesses and they make up 99.7 percent of all employer firms and employ half of all private sector employees. That also means that whe n the Feds spent billions to bail out big business and then ignored the smaller businesses and did nothing to bolster lines of credit for them, which are vital to the ir day-to-day operations, we insured that the Great Recession was going to sin k in that much deeper. That doesn't mean we have to behave just like the decision makers we've elec ted. Americans come togeth er as a country but we live ou r lives from day to day on a very local level. We can choose to shop locally and there's even a better payoff for that according to Small Business Saturday. Of ever y $100 spent, $68 of those do llars returns to the communi ty through taxes that help pay for schools, infrastructure and other services. This holiday season as you head out to spend your hard earned money remember that it's not only price that matters and take back some of your community's economic power by where you choose to shop. Martha Randolph Carr's latest book is the memoir, A Place to Call Home. www.MarthaRandolphCarr.com. Email Martha at: Martha@caglecartoons.com. This column is distributed exclusively by Cagle Cartoons Inc. newspaper syndicate. Go local this year Guest Column Martha Randoplh Carr EDITORIALPAGEPOLICYMake sure to sign your letter and include your address and phone number. Anonymous letters will be automati cally rejected. Please keep your letters to a maximum o f 400 words. We have to make room for everybody. Letters of local concern take priority. Send your letter to 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL 33870; drop it off at the same address; fax 385-1954; o r e-mail editor@newssun.com. To make sure the editorial pages aren't dominated b y the same writers, letters are limited to two per month and a guest column can be submitted once every three months. 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Special to the News-SunFrances Archbold Hufty, n aturalist, civic leader, and c onservationist, died Nov. 1 9, 2010, in Palm Beach, surr ounded by family and f riends. Frances, 98, served a s the chairman of the board o f Archbold Expeditions, p arent organization of A rchbold Biological Station a nd the MacArthur Agroe cology Research Center, in L ake Placid from 1976 until h er death. Hers was a life w ell-lived, dedicated to her c ommunity, her family, and t he natural world. Born in New York City, F rances was the youngest c hild of May Barron A rchbold and John Foster A rchbold. She spent much of h er childhood at Chinquapin P lantation, near Thomasville, G a., where she found her l ove of nature and the out-ofd oors. She was born into a f amily known for great phila nthropic support of science, c onservation, and communit y; her father founded the A rchbold Hospital and supp orted the Cooperative Quail I nvestigation (1924-1929), h elping to pave the way for t he establishment of the Tall T imbers Research Station in T homasville, Georgia. Her a unt, Anne Mills Archbold, w as a supporter of botanical e xploration and research in t he Pacific Ocean including t he cruise of the Cheng Ho (1940) led by David Fairchild, tropical botanist explorer. Frances accompanied Annie Archbold to the Chichen Itza excavations in 1930. Her brother, Richard Archbold, explorer and naturalist, founded Archbold Expeditions in 1936, and established the Archbold Biological Station in Lake Placid in 1941. Frances Hufty served continuously on the board of Archbold Expeditions from 1974. After Richard Archbold's death in 1976 she assumed leadership of Archbold Expeditions, devoting the next 34 years as chairman of the board. Four executive directors served her Dr. James N. Layne (1976-1985), Dr. James L. Wolfe (1985-1987), Dr. John W. Fitzpatrick (1988 -1995) and Dr. Hilary M. Swain (1995-present). Frances successfully navigated the organization through many watershed events: reorganization of Archbold Expeditions following Richard Archbold's death in 1976; independence of Archbold Expeditions from the American Museum of Natural History in 1981; the purchase of Lake Annie and surrounding lands in 1983; establishment of the MacArthur Agro-ecology Research Center in conjunction with the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation in 1988; her generous gift that funded the purchase of the 3,648-acre Archbold Reserve in 2002; and the conceptual design and construction of the Adrian Archbold Center, named in honor of her brother Adrian. This center, to be completed in 2011, will transform environmental education at the station and regionally. Under her foresight and leadership Archbold Biological Station doubled in size to 8,841-acres, increasing vital protection for the globally threatened Florida scrub and its many rare plants and animals. Archbold science grew in international stature, generating fundamental and applied data for: guiding protection of the scrub; agro-ecology, to enable ecologically and economically sustainable working farms and ranches in the Northern Everglades; and restoration ecology, to restore the Archbold Reserve and other degraded lands. At Frances'instigation Archbold's education activities expanded to include extensive programs for third to fifth grade, and exciting summer camps for 7to 12year-olds. She rarely missed her weekly Thursday visits to the station and the ranch, happy to be out in the woods, the pastures, and the scrub, proudly wearing her favorite Archbold T-shirts featuring ants, flowers, cattle, lizards, spiders, or snakes. Frances understood intuitively exactly what Archbold Expeditions is all about; sharing her brother's love of science with abundant concern for conservation and education. She epitomized the term biophilia, demonstrating a deep understanding of the links that bind humans to the natural, living world. She had the incisive, questioning mind of a scientist, the love of learning of a scholar regularly attending scientific seminars, the curiosity of a field biologist, a genuine interest in agriculture, and an intuitive sense of the importance of place and stewardship. The board benefitted immensely from her organization, sense of decorum, and good head for finances. She looked to the board's future, working closely with her husband Page Hufty and embracing her children and grandchildren as members of the board; she instilled love, loyalty, and legacy to ensure a vibrant and enduring organization. Frances was an active gardener and life-time member of the Garden Club of America of Palm Beach; she was awarded the Garden Club of America Conservation Committee Award, Zone VIII, and their national Conservation Achievement Award. She and her fellow garden club members were directly engaged in research projects on rare scrub plants at Carter Creek and Flamingo Villas in Highlands County. As well as her dedication to Archbold Expeditions, her legacy includes the Palm Beach Rehabilitation Center for Children and Adults, the Pine Jog Environmental Education Center in West Palm Beach, whose boards she chaired f or many years. She was the fir st female board member of t he Palm Beach Communi ty Chest, Civic Committee, an d United Way, and was acti ve from the 1960s on the Boa rd of Easter Seal. In Pal m Beach County she was reci pient of the Alexis de Tocqueville Award for Civ ic Excellence in 1991, and t he Pine Jog Environment al Education Center Lifetim e Achievement Award in 201 0. Frances and her belov ed husband of 67 years, Pag e, raised five children an d became pillars of the Pal m Beach community. She is su rvived by her children Joh n Archbold Hufty, Alexand ra Page Hufty Anlyan, Franc es Archbold Hufty Leidy, Pa ge Lee Hufty Bell, Mary Pa ge Hufty, 11 grandchildren an d 15 great grandchildren. H er last words were "I believe in the future". Condolences may be se nt c/o Archbold Biologic al Station and, if desired, plea se consider a donation in h er memory for the Archbo ld Lodge and Learning Cente r, payable to Archbo ld Biological Station, mo re information at www.arc hbold-station.org www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, December 1, 2010Page 5A Local Audubon chapter celebrates 50 yearsSEBRING The Florida Audubon Society Chapter of Highlands County along with the National Audubon Society celebrate 50 years of service to the nation and communities. The Highlands County chapter will begin its festivities at 5:30 p.m. Thursday with a social hour and dinner at 6:30 p.m. at the Sebring Elks Club. Aprogram of reminiscing over the past 50 years will be presented with pictures, a PowerPoint program by Fred Lohrer, Marcia Winegarner and Helen Obenchain with other members'contributions and story telling added intermittently. For more information concerning this event, contact Helen Obenchain at 4652468. Kenilworth Neighborhood plans Watch meetingSEBRING The Greater Kenilworth Neighborhood Watch will meet at the Military Sea Services Museum on the corner of Kenilworth Boulevard and Roseland Avenue at 6 p.m. Thursday. All interested parties are welcome.Writers group to meet at new locationSEBRING The Florida Writer's Association group, Sebring Scribbler's and Scribes, will begin to hold meetings in the Sebring Village Clubhouse one mile west of Highway 27 at 4343 Schumacher Road, starting in January. The group will meet the third Tuesday of each month except in February when it will be on the second Tuesday. The first meeting will be on Jan. 19 with program to be announced. Membership in FWAis encouraged but not required and the public is invited. For information contact Barbara Beswick at 402-9181. Parkinson group meets Dec. 13SEBRING Highlands County Parkinson Disease Support Group will host its annual Christmas luncheon at noon Monday, Dec. 13 at Sebring First Baptist Church. There is no charge for the meal, but reservations must be made by Sunday, Dec. 5. Entertainment will be The Five Sisters Choral group, followed by an informative talk by neurologist Bridglal Ramkisssoon, M.D., of Neurology Associates of Sebring.Celtic American Society will meet Dec. 18SEBRING The Celtic American Society of the Highlands will not hold its December meeting today. Instead, the group will have a Christmas get-together on Saturday, Dec. 18. The group will first attend a Celtic Heritage Concert in St. John's Methodist Church of Sebring at 4 p.m. and afterwards members will have dinner at Chicane's Restaurant. For more information, call Pat Vance at 453-3104 Events planned at lodges, postsAVON PARK The Combat Veterans Memorial VFWPost 9853 will have a House Committee meeting at 7 p.m. today. The meeting is open to all members. Christmas dinner (choice of ham or turkey), with all the trimmings. Tickets are on sale for $5 in the canteen until Wednesday, Dec. 22. New Years Eve $20 per person includes prime rib dinner. Music by Big Freddie from 8 p.m. to midnight. Party favors included. Tickets will be available from Dec. 4-27. For more information, call 452-9853. The Highlands County Moose Lodge will have a New Year's Eve dinner for $25 per person includes New York Strip Steak dinner plus midnight buffet. Music inside by Woody Outside Ransom Band. For more information, call 452-0579. LAKE PLACID The Veterans of Foreign Wars 3880 will have music with Big Freddie at 5:30 p.m. today. The Men's Auxiliary meets at 7 p.m. Thursday. On Christmas Day (Dec. 25) hors'doeuvres will be served at 4 p.m. New Year's Eve $17 per person includes 7 p.m. dinner. Music with Country Cajun. Champagne at midnight. Get tickets early. For more information, call 699-5444.Recreation Club has variety of eventsSEBRING The Sebring Recreation Club, 333 Pomegranate Ave., will host the following events this week: Today Pinochle 1 p.m Nickel scrambles 1:15 p.m. Line dancing lessons 5:15 p.m. Line dancing 6:30 p.m (these events take place all month long). Thursday Euchre 1 p.m. Ping pong 3 p.m. Bing o 7 p.m. (these events take place all month long). Friday Bridge 12:30 p.m. Mini-shuffleboard tou rnament 1:15 p.m. Saturday Ice Cream Shuffleboard 1:15 p.m. Pin g pong 3 p.m.Lake Placid Women's Club plays BuncoLAKE PLACID GFW C Lake Placid Woman's Club will have its monthly Bunc o game at 1 p.m. Thursday. Cost is $6 to play, which includes dessert, cash prize s. The clubhouse is at 10 N Main Ave. Call 465-3163 fo r more information.Young Artists present Christmas ExtravaganzaLAKE PLACID The Young Artists String Orchestra will present a Community Christmas Extravaganza from 6-8 p.m Thursday at the Lake Placid Conference Center, 2665 Placid Lakes Drive. Diane Osborne is the conductor; Peggy Essex-Klammer is th e associate conductor. Contact Osborne (863) 659-4541 or (503) 709-144 0 for tickets to the full dinner, followed by a musical concert. Traumatic Brain Injury Group celebrates the holidaysSEBRING In celebration of the holidays, the Traumatic Brain Injury Group will be going out for early dinner. Members of th e group are asked to meet at the Olive Garden in Sebrin g for dinner at 4 p.m. Thursday. R.S.V.P. to HALLO at 385-1196. "New Beginnings," a sup port group for people dealing with Traumatic Brain Injury and their family mem bers, will meet again in January at the regular time, 6 p.m. at the office of HALLO, 112 Medical Cent er Ave. The group is sponsored b y Handicapped Americans Love of Life Organization. For any other information please call HALLO at 3851196, email: halloinc@embarqmail.com or write to H.A.L.L.O., P.O. COMMUNITYCALENDAR Richard ButlerRichard G. Butler, 47, of Avon Park died Nov. 23, 2010. B orn in Aurora, Colo., he m oved to Avon Park in 1 978. He was the o wner/operator of a restaur ant, and of the Catholic f aith. He served in the U nited States Air Force. He is survived by his pare nts, Charles and Anamaria B utler; sisters, Barbara B utler, Connie Christensen a nd Diana Owen. Amemorial service will b e held at 10 a.m. today in O ur Lady of Grace Catholic C hurch with Father Gerald G rogan officiating. A rrangements were entruste d to the Stephenson-Nelson F uneral Home of Avon Park. W illiam CartwrightWilliam J. "Hoss" Cartwright, 71, o f Avon Park died Nov. 24, 2 010. Born in Middletown, C onn., he had been a resid ent of Avon Park since 2 004. He was retired from t he United States Navy havi ng served in the Vietnam W ar. He is survived by his wife o f 50 years, Georgia; son, D avid; brother, Michael; a nd sister, Kathleen C artwright. Memorial contributions m ay be made to the Union C ongregational Church Youth Group. Arrangements were entrusted to the Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home of Avon Park. Harry TefftHarry Nelson Tefft, 86, of Sebring died Nov. 27, 2010. Born in Ripley, N.Y., he had been a resident of Sebring since 2003. He was an automotive electrician and was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Marines. He is survived by his loving companion, Margie DeWitt; sons, Geoff Tefft and Greg Tefft; brother, Robert Tefft; and three grandchildren. Contributions may be made in his memory to Good Shepherd Hospice, 4418 Sun 'N Lake Blvd., Sebring, FL33872. Arrangements were entrusted to Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home, Sebring.Arnold TibbsArnold H. Tibbs, 88, of Sebring died Nov. 27, 2010. Born in Pikeville, Ky., he had been a resident of Sebring since 1981. He was director of Administrative Services with the state of Kentucky and was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Laurene W.; daughter, Ginger Keal; son, Ronnie Breunig; and two grandchildren. Amemorial service will take place at 1 p.m. today at Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home, Sebring, with the Rev. Ken Geren officiating. Memorial donations may be made to Bay Pines Hospice Unit, 10000 Bay Pines Blvd., Bay Pines, FL3374 in his memory.Japeth Turley Sr.Japeth W. (Bill) Turley Sr., 88, of Sebring died Nov. 21, 2010. Born in Corydon, Ind., he was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Air Force 388th Bomb Group. He was retired from the railroad and also Transportation Communication Union. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Sebring and Tanglewood Community Church in Sebring. He is survived by his wife, Elaine; daughter, Elizabeth Ann; sons, Bill Jr., Robert and Michael; sister, Marilyn Day; brother, Forest Turley and two grandchildren. Amemorial service will be held in Indiana at a later date. Contributions may be made in his memory to Cornerstone Hospice. Arrangements were entrusted to Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home, Sebring. OBITUARIES Hufty, chair of Archbold Biological Station board, dies at 98 Hufty Character awards Courtesy photo Heartland Christian School recently celebrated its September Students of the Month' and Character (Humility) Award Winners' from grades kindergarten through fifth. In the front row (from left) are Ally Smyth, Caroline Dion, Austyn Sofo, Isabel Guerra, Lily Masters and Lydia Zimmer.In the back row (from left) are Sean Hall, Paige Kaser, Sara Nortelus, Parker Kaser, Tapanga Grice and Kassandra Cruz.

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charged with possession of methamphetamine; and possession of Alprazolam without prescription. Jason Blaine Arledge, 35, of Avon Park, was charged with driving while license suspended, habitual offender. Kohoka Lynette Haskins, 46, of Sebring, was charged with larceny or grand theft. Michael Scott Hudy, 26, of Sebring, was charged with accessory after the fact; burglary of conveyance; and committed for larceny, petit theft, first degree. Juan Manuel Manjarres, 34, of Sebring, was charged with domestic violence or battery. Taquetta Latrish McKeithan, 25, of Sebring, was charged with resisting arrest without violence. Elisamuel Ortiz Morales, 32, of Avon Park, was charged with resisting officer, obstruction without violence; larceny or grand theft of dwelling; dealing in stolen property; fraud, false owner information given to pawn broker; burglary of unoccupied dwelling, unarmed. Scott William Perry, 23, of Sebring, larceny or grand theft. Michelle Alane Smith, 30, of Lake Placid, was charged with domestic violence or battery, causing bodily harm. Robin Wright Smothers, 46, of Wauchula, was charged with resisting arrest with violence; and battery on law enforcement officer. The following people were booked into the Highlands County Jail on Thursday, Nov. 25: Walter Anochin, 41, of Sebring, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Tyler Garrett Crawford, 25, of Hinesville, Ga., was charged with domestic violence or battery, causing bodily harm. Michelle Theresa Ford, 54, of Lake Placid, was charged with domestic violence or battery, touch or strike. Garland Eugene Hawks, 45, of York, Pa., was charged with possession of drug equipment and/or use; possession of marijuana, over 20 grams; and possession of marijuana, not more than 20 grams. Miguel Angel Hernandez, 24, of Sebring, was charged with domestic violence or lewd, lascivious behavior, victim less than 12 years of age. Christopher Allen Horton, 29, of Sebring, was charged on a Volusia County warrant for dealing in stolen property. Kristi Lane Hunter, 24, of Sebring, was charged with possession of controlled substance without prescription. Andres Luna-De La Luz, 21, of Avon Park, was charged with domestic violence or battery, touch or strike. Laquester Divel McLean, 36, of Avon Park, was charged with unemployment compensation fraud. The following people were booked into the Highlands County Jail on Wednesday, Nov. 24: Nilto Nigor Briones, 43, of Davie, was held on an immigration detainer for municipal ordinance violation. Bobbi Jo Emmert, 29, of Lake Placid, was charged with burglary of an unoccupied dwelling, unarmed; larceny, petit theft, first degree, two counts; and possession of controlled substance without prescription. Justin Dale Gunderson, 25, of Lake Placid, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs; possession of controlled substance without prescription; and possession of drug equipment and/or use. Brian Lee Harberts, 50, of Avon Park, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Rosendo Ortiz Romero, 28, of Sebring, was charged with contempt of court for failure to pay child support, two counts. Anthony Brice Smith, 21, of Avon Park, was charged with driving while license suspended, first offense. Kenneth Gerald Strong, 34, of Sebring, was charged with simple assault on officer, firefighter, E.M.T., etc.; disturbing the peace; and resisting officer, obstruction without violence. www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, December 1, 2010Page 7A LIMITED SPACE … CALLTODAY! 5 DAYS a week$ 30 Get In Shape Learn Self Defense Improve Self Esteem Make Better Grades MARTIAL ARTS AMERICA471-2467 Best After School Program in SebringFREEPICKUP from: Kindergarten Learning Center, Cracker Trail, Sun-N-Lakes, Woodlawn, Fred Wild, Memorial, Hill Gustat, Sebring Middle/High Located on Kenilworth Sebring*Some Restrictions Apply Life Care, Not Day Care Continued from page 2A POLICEBLOTTER told that there were no spaces available. "Literally two days later a friend called me and told me to sit down, a (retail) space had become available a couple of doors down from her." And so the first of the Councils'businesses came into being Molly's, a custom cake and cupcake bakery. Friday the Councils'will celebrate the grand opening of their second venture Moe's, a coffee house serving breakfast and lunch. Michele Council said her main goal is to create a laid-back, comfortable place where people may hang out as long as they wish, or grab a quick bite to eat. In addition to varieties of coffee, expresso, cappucino, sodas, teas and fruit smoothies, something she calls slush puppies are available. Food is available too from bagels to breakfast sandwiches to soup to lunch specials to an authentic Cuban sandwich to a variety of pick and choose noshes, like nachos, hummus, and fish dip, or pean ut butter and jelly and litt le pizzas for children. The atmosphere is co ol and dark, with a firepla ce and comfortable ove rstuffed leather chairs an d sofa in the back, and tabl es in the front. Moe's also has a sta ge and entertainment Saturd ay nights live music, op en mike nights for adults an d teens, and karaoke on a rotating schedule. Wi-Fi is available, boa rd games, reading, and co nversations are encouraged Moe's is open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monda yFriday, and 10 a.m. to 1 0 p.m. Saturday. There w ill be a special celebratio n from 3 to 8 p.m. Friday f or the grand opening. Molly's and Moe's a re side by side at 210 and 21 2 Main Ave. For more informatio n call 773-0203. About those names. Wi th six children, Miche le Council said, it was impo ssible to name the busines ses after any of them witho ut insulting someone, so s he and her husband named t he coffee house and bake ry after their dogs. Continued from page 2A Courtesy photo The SpitFire Band will be making its first appearance at Duffer's Sports Grille this Saturday night. Special to the News-SunSEBRING The SpitFire Band will be appearing for the first time at Duffer's Sports Grille this Saturday night, Dec. 4. The band will play classic and southern rock and a variety of dance music from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Tom Dixon is the lead vocalist and he has won singing competitions all over Florida. There is no cover charge. Billy "Griff" Griffis, with Southern Style Karaoke, returns to the stage from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday, Dec. 3. He will have a variety of music for everyone to sing and dance to that night. Earlier that evening, Rick Arnold will be playing for the dinner crowd from 6-9 p.m. There's no cover charge for either of those entertainers. Billy Glades will be entertaining everyone at Duffer's from 6-9 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 2. J & B Karaoke performs from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Thursday. Duffer's is at 6940 U.S. 27 North, Sebring. For details or reservations, call 382-6339. SpitFire Band to perform at Duffer's Moe's to hold grand opening Friday in LP a few months ago," Rowan s aid. The APPD has already r aised about $5,000 towards t he purchase and training of a n ew K-9, the lion's share of $ 4,000 coming from a W almart donation. "The community support h as really been great on this. W e have had many requests t o make sure that we continue t he K-9 program, and a lot of g roups are pitching in to help w ith the z," Rowan said. After the purchase of the d og, the officer and animal h ave to go thorough about 4 00 hours of training, accordi ng to Rowan, before they w ill be ready for active duty. "We hope to get the initial p urchase in a couple of m onths, then we start the t raining," Rowan said. Those seeking more inform ation can call Officer M olina at 453-6622 or 8734 663. Donations can also be m ade at the APPD. Continued from page 1A Poker run to help APPD Associated PressCELEBRATION Osceola County Sheriff's detectives are investigating a homicide in Celebration the first-ever in the young community. Investigators say a neighbor checking on a man who lives in her condominium building found someone dead in the man's unit Monday. Officials aren't releasing the victim's name or the cause of death, but say that based on evidence located in the apartment, the case is classified as a homicide. In a news release, deputies are asking for the public's help in finding a vehicle registered to a man who lives at the apartment complex. The homicide is the first for the community, which was developed in the mid1990s by Disney. The county now provides most services to the town. Homicide a first for quaint town of Celebration Classified Ads € 385-6155 NEWS-SUN Follow the News-Sun on www.twitter.com/thenewssun www.facebook.com/newssun and

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Both of these men had supporting duties, related to the Air Force Special Operations Command training exercise of which they were a part. The men were all civilians, working with Patriot Technologies Group LLC under contract to the Air Force. The Cessna took off from the Bombing Range just before 9 p.m. Weather conditions at Bartow (the closest meteorological reporting site) were clear at the time with surface winds from an easterly direction. Apreliminary examination of infrared satellite images showed a short band of rain shower activity near the accident site. According to the preliminary report, the flight was on its way back to the Bombing Range when the weather began to deteriorate. The flight was in contact with the Avon Park tower at the time of the accident, but when the tower instructed the flight to report its final approach there was no response and a search and rescue response began. The wreckage was found just after 1 a.m., Nov. 18. The pieces have since been moved to Groveland, where a more detailed study will be conducted. It will be months before a final report is ready. Continued from page 1A After a quick decision, Commissioner Don Elwell declined the nomination for vice-chair to defer to Greg Harris. Elwell, Harris and Richie were all elected to the board on Nov. 2. Sterling Ivey, public affairs officer for Gov. Charlie Crist, stated on Tuesday that an appointment for Carlson might wait until Governor-elect Rick Scott is sworn into office. Ivey also said that the documents were not presented to the governor's office until Monday. "We are taking applications now, but our process usually takes about three months. We will continue to take applications until a decision on how to proce ed is made," Ivey said. "We just got the inform ation Monday, and present ed the order to the govern or for signature then," Iv ey said. According to Ivey, t he appointee does not have to be from the county, or ev en Carlson's district, to be selected, but there is a requirement that they ta ke up residence in the distri ct immediately, he said. Ivey added that Pe te Pollard, Alan Kent an d Bruce Borkosky ha ve already submitted applic ations, according to Ivey, b ut no other information abo ut those applicants were ava ilable at press time. Continued from page 1A drivers, including Rahal himself. Sebring Mayor George Hensley will present Rahal with a key to the city at 12:15 p.m. "Bobby Rahal is a great guy. He's very personable and down-to-earth, and he has such a long and great career as a racer. He'll be driving himself right into downtown Sebring," assistant marketing director of the Raceway Matthew Christian said. Christian hopes that everyone can get a feel of what the races and the racers are really like at the lunch. There will be food vendors, music and highend vintage cars for the public to enjoy. "It's going to be a gre at event. It's similar to t he event we have before the 1 2 Hours of Racing. Fans c an get to know racers real ly well and meet them and ju st have a good time," sa id Christian. The qualifying for t he races will begin at 8 a.m. o n Saturday followed b y numerous question an d answer sessions and an awards banquet ending t he season. Three-day passes to the Raceway event a re available. The cost is $4 5 and children 12 and und er get in free. For more informatio n, contact Christian at t he Sebring Internation al Raceway at 655-1442. Continued from page 1A Carlson suspended from county commission Legends of Motorsports to roar into downtown Sebring for lunch today Plane lost right wing before crash, NTSBsays B y CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comWAUCHULA One of t he Heartland's most interesti ng and worthwhile facilities i s private and not open to the p ublic. The Center for Great Apes p rovides orangutans and c himpanzees with a safe and c omfortable habitat where t hey may live the active s ocial lives they were meant t o enjoy. There are, for examp le, two and three story tree c anopies providing a mile of t ree top by-way. The apes at the center all came out of captivity, many after years of being caged or living alone. The center is sanctuary to 14 orangutans and 31 chimpanzees. Chimpanzees need to be a part of a group if they are to thrive, the center's Cynthia Pierce said. "Being kept alone is cruel and unusual punishment for a chimpanzee," she said, adding many chimps coming out of captivity show signs of post traumatic stress disorder. Many resort to pulling out their own hair because that releases endorphins which provide some relief, she said. While the center is closed to the public in order to provide a quiet setting for the apes, members of the center are invited inside to two parties a year, one during the Christmas season, the other in the spring. There is no charge for either party. Membership is $40 and there is still time to become a member in time for this year's holiday party on Saturday, Dec. 11. The deadline to join or RSVP, if already a member however, is Friday. There will be music, food and a silent auction, Pierce said. She warned, however, that the membership fee of $40 hasn't been changed in six years, and the board of directors may vote to raise it in the next year. Pierce asks those who are coming to please let the center know, so food may be ordered. Call 767-8901, extensions 221 or 222 for more information or to make a reservation. Center for Great Apes preps for member party Associated PressMIAMI Real estate t ycoon Steven Posner has died i n a high-speed boat crash n ear Miami that killed another m an and left two other men i njured, authorities said T uesday. The Florida Fish and W ildlife Conservation C ommission issued a statem ent confirming the death of P osner, the 67-year-old son of t he late corporate raider V ictor Posner, and said it is i nvestigating Monday's crash on Biscayne Bay. The agency said a friend of Posner's, 60-year-old Clive Warwock, was killed and that the tycoon's 64-year-old cousin, Stuart Posner, was seriously injured. Both men were aboard Posner's boat. The statement said Posner's 44-foot race boat and a similar 46-foot vessel crashed into each other and that the operator of the second boat, 27year-old Friedrich Eigelshoven of Fort Lauderdale, suffered minor injuries. Apassenger on the second boat was not hurt. The crash happened about 1 p.m. Monday in clear weather. The Fish and Wildlife Commission said the two boats each capable of speeds approaching 100 mph appeared to be racing before colliding, according to witnesses. Friends and family members said Posner loved fast boats and entertaining guests. Steven Posner made headlines a decade ago in a battle with his father over trust fund money. The matter was settled in 2001 and netted Posner an estimated $100 million in real estate holdings. The deal was struck after father and son tossed a gold coin before a Miami judge to determine Steven Posner's share. Victor Posner died in 2002. Steven Posner's sister Gail died earlier this year of cancer. She left millions of dollars for her two dogs in a will that was challenged by her son. Real estate tycoon Posner dies in boat crash Classified ads get results! Call 385-6155

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www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, December 1, 2010Page 9A Contact Usƒ By Phone (863) 385-6155 By Mail 2227 US Hwy 27S Sebring, FL 33870 By E-Mail www.newssun.com/contact/ By SHANNON McCAFFREY Associated PressATLANTA Staggering E lection Day losses are not t he Democratic Party's final i ndignity this year. At least 13 state lawmakers i n five states have defected to R epublican ranks since the N ov. 2 election, adding to a lready huge GOPgains in s tate legislatures. And that n umber could grow as next y ear's legislative sessions d raw near. The defections underscore d issatisfaction with the D emocratic Party particul arly in the South and will g ive Republicans a stronger h and in everything from pushi ng a conservative fiscal and s ocial agenda to redrawing p olitical maps. In Alabama, four D emocrats announced last w eek they were joining the G OP, giving Republicans a s upermajority in the House t hat allows them to pass legisl ation without any support f rom the other party. The p arty switch of a Democratic l awmaker from New Orleans h anded control of Louisiana's H ouse to Republicans for the f irst time since R econstruction. In Georgia, six rural D emocratic state legislators five from the House and o ne in the Senate have s witched allegiance to the G OPsince Nov. 2. In Maine, a H ouse Democrat flipped; in S outh Dakota, a Democratic s tate senator. Most of the party swaps are i n the South, where GOPrule i s becoming more entrenched a nd Democrats many of t hem already more conservat ive than their counterparts e lsewhere are facing what l ooks like a long exile in the m inority. In Georgia, the GOPswept e very statewide office this y ear and brought, in the words o f state Rep. Alan Powell, "an e ffective end, at least for the f oreseeable future, to the twop arty system in state governm ent." Powell, who served in the H ouse for two decades as a D emocrat from a rural district i n North Georgia, joined the R epublican caucus this month a fter concluding it would a llow him to get off the sidelines and again be a player on key issues. The 58-year-old real estate agent has been outspoken in his criticism of both Republicans and Democrats and expects to maintain an independent streak in the GOP. Twenty-one state legislative chambers in 16 states moved into GOPhands this year, and for some Democrats keeping a seat at the table means trading a "D" for an "R." Others, like Mike Millican of Alabama, one of those who joined the GOPlast week, say that as the national Democratic Party has moved to the left, they've found themselves more in line with the Republican Party's political ideology. In most cases, those who've jumped ship said the Democratic Party abandoned them not the other way around. "The Maine Democratic agenda is too focused on the bidding of various special interests," said state Rep. Michael Willette, as he joined the GOPless than two weeks after being elected as a Democrat. The changes in allegiance come after and, in part, because of big Republican statehouse wins across the country this election cycle. "This was a wave election," said Tim Storey, an elections expert with the National Conference of State Legislatures. "So you will probably see that wave continue with even more Democrats moving over as the impact of the election settles in." The GOPpicked up a whopping 690 seats Nov. 2 the largest shift since 1966, according to data compiled by the National Conference of State Legislatures. In addition to the legislative chambers Republicans took from Democrats, an ongoing recount in New York will help determine which party controls the state Senate there. Republicans now control both chambers of the state Legislature as well as the governorship in 21 states. The shifts come as legislatures are set to begin the politically charged, once-a-decade process of redrawing congressional and legislative districts to reflect updated U.S. Census population estimates. Typically, the party in power gets the chance to preserve strongholds or change districts once considered safe for the other party, meaning Republicans can solidify their majorities. Carolyn Fiddler, spokeswoman for the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee, acknowledged the process will be a challenge for Democrats. "We know that in some cases folks are scrambling to keep their districts," she said. But she noted those switching parties "should also remember they were elected with Democratic resources and Democratic volunteers." How that will play the next time the former Democrats are up for election remains to be seen. Voters have not been kind to some of the more prominent converts recently. U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter lost a Democratic primary battle in Pennsylvania after abandoning the Republican Party losing to a more liberal congressman who was later defeated in the general election. U.S. Rep. Parker Griffith of Alabama switched from Democrat to Republican this year only to lose in the GOP primary. But since the civil rights era of the 1960s the South has been growing increasingly Republican, in part because of Democrats changing their party affiliations. Georgia's Gov. Sonny Perdue and his soon-to-besuccessor Nathan Deal are both former Democrats and have been embraced by voters after switching over. Democratic state lawmakers defecting to GOP post-election This was a wave election. So you will probably see that wave continue with even more Democrats moving over as the impact of the election settles in.'TIMSTOREY elections expert Associated PressST. PETERSBURG O utgoing Florida Gov. C harlie Crist, who steps d own in January after losing a n independent bid for the U .S. Senate, says he is conc erned that political divisions a re preventing elected offic ials from both parties from w orking together to address t he nation's problems. "It's been a real polarizat ion and I think it's unfortun ate for the country. I'm conc erned about consensus and c ommon ground being able to b e found to help America m ove forward," Crist said in a n interview with The A ssociated Press. "It's fine to b e proud of being a R epublican and proud of b eing a Democrat, but not to t he extent that you don't w ork together for the betterm ent of the country as a w hole." Crist said he has no regrets a bout running for the Senate i nstead of seeking re-elect ion, or about leaving the R epublican Party earlier this y ear. He said he plans to keep h is independent voter regist ration, and that he hopes R epublican Gov.-elect Rick S cott and the Legislature d on't just think about the G OPover the next four years. "Even though the D emocrats are in the minorit y significant minority i n both the House and the S enate, there still are more r egistered Democrats in our s tate than there are R epublicans and independe nts, so I think they need to take that into account and I'm sure that they will. I hope so, for Florida's sake," said Crist, widely viewed as a moderate. Crist steps down on Jan. 4, ending his political career for now. He said he plans to seek a job outside of government and that he isn't thinking yet about whether he'll return to politics. "I think about the future. I'm entering a new chapter pretty quickly now and I'm looking forward to the private sector," Crist said. "I've been very blessed to have a number of offers and it's very gratifying." Crist finished second in a three-way race for the U.S. Senate to Republican Marco Rubio, a conservative candidate with tea party support. The third candidate was Democratic U.S. Rep. Kendrick Meek. His loss came just two years after Republican presidential nominee John McCain considered Crist as his running mate. When Crist entered the Senate race, most thought he was a lock to win though a re-election bid would have been easier. The governor said a bad economy and a massive shift in political attitudes contributed to his loss after winning three straight statewide elections as education commissioner, attorney general and governor. "It was the roller coaster of my life. Think about it, you decide not to run for re-election, you run for the U.S. Senate and it's all humming along just fine and then it becomes very, very difficult that's not a lot of fun. Then going independent," Crist said. Crist said he is comfortable with the choices he made, including switching to run as an independent during the Senate campaign. "I think it was the right thing to do at the time or I wouldn't have done it. And the reason I did it was because I felt the country needed some Florida common sense," Crist said. He has been talking to Scott weekly during the transition and said he's optimistic about the new governor. "During the course of a campaign, it's hard to get a sense of the person," Crist said. "So much of it is the advertising and maybe a few debates. It's sort of hyperactivity and you're not sure how much of it is real and how much of it is not real. A lot of marketing occurs and I think the people will be pleased with the new governor." Crist worries about divisions Crist

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Page 10ANews-SunWednesday, December 1, 2010www.newssun.com 3100 Golfview Rd. SebringLocated in Inn on the Lakes314-0348 MINI STARTERSTire Treads $3.00 Skillet Mussels $5.00 Crab Oval $6.00 Asian Shrimp $6.00 EARLY BISTROSERVED 3:00 PM „ 6:00 PM DAILY SUNDAYS 12:00 PM „ 9:00 PM ENTREESDill Salmon $14.00 Chicken Schnitzel $10.00 Cognac Peppercorn Steak $12.00 Mussels Roma $10.00 Greek Spanakopita $10.00 Rustic French Onion Steak $10.00 Bridgewater Trout $13.00 Pumpkin Ravioli $10.00 Guava Glazed Pork Loin $11.00 Chicken Piccata $10.00 Shrimp and Creamy Cheddar Grits $13.00 Best Early Bird SpecialsEnjoy a Complimentary glass of house wine or draft beer. By MATTSEDENSKY Associated PressMIAMI The Atlantic h urricane season ends T uesday, going down as one o f the busiest on record but b lissfully sparing the U.S. c oastline a major hurricane f or a fifth straight year. While extreme tropical w eather ravaged Haiti, M exico and elsewhere, U.S. f orecasters are wondering if t he nation can make history a nd extend its luck into 2011. I f so, it would be the first t ime ever that the U.S. e scaped a major hurricane for s ix years. "That would be a record I w ould like to break," said D ennis Feltgen, a spokesman f or the National Hurricane C enter in Miami. All told, 19 named storms f ormed in the Atlantic, tying w ith the 1887 and 1995 seas ons for third-highest on r ecord. Twelve became hurric anes, tying with the 1969 season for the second-highest on record. In the U.S., Texas suffered the worst of the tropical weather. Flooding spurred by Tropical Storm Hermine was blamed for the deaths of at least seven people in Texas. Hurricane Alex damaged or destroyed more than 300 homes in Texas and caused an estimated $42 million in damage to infrastructure. Aside from that, Tropical Storm Bonnie sent crews working to stop the flow of oil from a blown-out rig in the Gulf of Mexico into a fury. And Hurricane Earl brought flooding to North Carolina's Outer Banks and some rain to Cape Cod, but little damage. "Fortunately most storms avoided the U.S.," said Jack Hayes, director of the National Weather Service. "You could say the season was a gentle giant." Not so elsewhere, though. Hurricane Tomas killed 14 people in St. Lucia and at least eight in Haiti. Hurricane Alex caused flooding that killed 12 people in Mexico. Hurricane Igor knocked out power to half of Bermuda but spared the country major damage or injuries. Apersistent low-pressure system through the height of hurricane season is credited with the U.S. escaping major harm. The western edge of the high-pressure system that drove tropical weather from the coast of Africa was eroded by the low pressure, and ultimately helped propel it away from the U.S. shore. "That's not an unusual pattern at all," Feltgen said, "and we're fortunate that it was in place at the height of the season." The last major hurricane of Category 3 or stronger to hit the U.S. was Wilma in 2005. US escapes major hurricanes for fifth straight year MCTphoto A man waits his turn to be rescued from flood waters after Tropical Storm Hermine passed over Texas in September.

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AD RATESGARAGE SALE6 lines 2 days $11503 days$14(additional lines $1 each)MISCELLANEOUSmerchandise over $1005 lines 6 pubs$1750(additional lines $3 each)REAL ESTATE EMPLOYMENT TRANSPORTATION5 lines 6 pubs $31506 lines 14 pubs$71 NOTICE OF INTERNET AUCTION START DATE: November 29, 2010 at 7:00AM END DATE: December 5, 2010 at 10:00PM LOCATION: GOVDEALS.COM Pursuant to Florida Statutes and Sebring City Council policies, the City of Sebring, Sebring, Florida has declared various items as surplus property and have therefore authorized an Internet Auction to be conducted for the purpose of disposing said property. A list of surplus items & questions about the City's Internet Auction process may be obtained from the City of Sebring Purchasing Department 368 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870 between the hours of 8:30-4:30, calling 863-471-5110, or by emailing purchasing@mysebring.com Note: all property will be sold as ``as is'', ``where is'' basis. The City of Sebring reserves the right to add or delete items from GovDeals' website at anytime during the Internet bidding dates above. Kirk Zimmerman, CPPB Purchasing Agent City of Sebring, Florida November 26; December 1, 2010 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: GC07-1141 YALE MORTGAGE CORPORATION Plaintiff, vs. HOWARD S. OSTROW; IRENE BASSINGTHWAITE; Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE Publish in THE NEWS-SUN NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order resetting Foreclosure Sale dated November 17, 2010, and entered in Case No. GC07-1141 of the Circuit Court of the 10th JudIcial Circuit, in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida, where in YALE MORTGAGE CORPORATION, Plaintiff, and HOWARD S. OSTROW, IRENE BASSINGTHWAITE, Defendant, I will to the highest bidder for cash on the 15th day of December, 2010, at 11:00am, at the JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, BASEMENT, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FL 33870, the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment lying and being situate in HIGHLANDS County, Florida, to wit: Lot 1, Lot 2 and Lot 3, of LAKESIDE HEIGHTS, according to the plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 52-T, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. AKA Lot 1, Lot 2 and Lot 3, of LAKESIDE HEIGHTS, according to the plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 52-T, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. NOTICE: ANY PERSON WITH A DISABILITY REQUIRING SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROCEEDING SHOULD CONTACT 1-800-955-8771 (TDD); 1-800-955-8770 (V), VIA FLORIDA RELAY SERVICE, NOT LATER THAT SEVEN (7) DAYS PRIOR TO THE PROCEEDING. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. THE CLERK SHALL RECEIVE A SERVICE CHARGE OF UP TO $70 FOR SERVICES IN MAKING, RECORDING, AND CERTIFYING THE SALE AND TITLE THAT SHALL BE ASSESSED AS COSTS. THE COURT, IN ITS DISCRETION, MAY ENLARGE THE TIME OF THE SALE.NOTICE OF THE CHANGED TIME OF SALE SHALL BE PUBLISHED AS PROVIDED HEREIN. DATED this 18th day of November, 2010. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak DEPUTY CLERK November 24; December 1, 2010 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION NO: 08000470GCS NOTICE OF ACTION IN RE: S&P CAPITAL CORPORATION vs. VIVIAN ARRECHAVALETA, and JUSTO G. PUPO TO: JUSTO G. PUPO, IF ALIVE, OR IF DEAD, THEN HIS UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES OR ASSIGNS YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property located in Highlands County, Florida: Lot(s) 23, Block 3, ORANGE BLOSSOM ESTATES, UNIT 3, according to the Plat thereof on file in the office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court in and for Highlands County, Florida, recorded in Plat Book 6, Page 43. Said lands situate, lying and being in Highlands County, Florida. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, it any, to it on William G. Shofstall, attorney for Plaintiff, S&P CAPITAL CORPORATION, whose address is P.O. Box 210576, West Palm Beach, Florida 33421, and file the original with the Clerk of the above-sytled court on or before thirty (30) days after the first date of publication; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief prayed for the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and the Seal of said Court at Highlands County, Florida on this 15th day of November, 2010. BOB GERMAINE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA (Circuit Court Seal) By: /s/ Annette E. Daff As Deputy Clerk December 1, 8, 2010 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 08-935-GCS WACHOVIA MORTGAGE, FSB f/k/a WORLD SAVINGS BANK, FSB Plaintiff, vs. WILLIAM DAVOREN; LAKESHORE TOWER TWO ASSOCIATION, INC.; Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE Publish in THE NEWS-SUN NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order resetting Foreclosure Sale dated November 12, 2010, and entered in Case No. 09-935-GCS of the Circuit Court of the 10th JudIcial Circuit, in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida, where in WACHOVIA MORTGAGE, FSB f/k/a WORLD SAVINGS BANK, FSB, Plaintiff, and WILLIAM DAVOREN, LAKESHORE TOWER TWO ASSOCIATION, INC., Defendant(s), I will to the highest bidder for cash on the 14th day of December, 2010, at 11:00am, at the JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, BASEMENT, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FL 33870, the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment lying and being situate in HIGHLANDS County, Florida, to wit: UNIT 602, of LAKE SHORE TOWER TWO CONDOMINIUM, according to the Declaration of Condominium recorded in Official Records Book 435, Page 1, as amended, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. Being a part of SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES HOLIDAY VILLAGE, according to the plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 9, Page 27, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. NOTICE: ANY PERSON WITH A DISABILITY REQUIRING SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROCEEDING SHOULD CONTACT 1-800-955-8771 (TDD); 1-800-955-8770 (V), VIA FLORIDA RELAY SERVICE, NOT LATER THAT SEVEN (7) DAYS PRIOR TO THE PROCEEDING. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. THE CLERK SHALL RECEIVE A SERVICE CHARGE OF UP TO $70 FOR SERVICES IN MAKING, RECORDING, AND CERTIFYING THE SALE AND TITLE THAT SHALL BE ASSESSED AS COSTS. THE COURT, IN ITS DISCRETION, MAY ENLARGE THE TIME OF THE SALE.NOTICE OF THE CHANGED TIME OF SALE SHALL BE PUBLISHED AS PROVIDED HEREIN. DATED this 16th day of November, 2010. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak DEPUTY CLERK November 24; December 1, 2010 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 2008-CA-000771-GCS WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, PLAINTIFF, VS. TU HAI TRAN, ET AL., DEFENDANT(S). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated November 17, 2010, in the above action, I will sell to the highest bidder for cash at Highlands, Florida, on December 15, 2010, at 11:00 AM, at Basement of courthouse in Jury Assembly Room 430 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL 33870 for the following described property: Lot 4, Block 234, EAST-PALMHURST, according to the map or plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 1, Page(s) 72, Public Records of Highlands County, Florida, LESS that portion of said Lot 4 ore particularly described as follows: Beginning at the Northwest corner of said Lot 4; thence South 00 degrees 40'15'' West along the West line of said Lot 4 for a distance of 10.00 feet; thence North 89 degrees 27'31'' East for a distance of 8.69 feet to the Point of Curvature of a non-tangent curve concave in a Northeasterly direction; thence along the arc of said curve to the left (curve having for its elements a radius of 60.00 feet, a central angle of 46 degrees 42'36'' and a chord bearing of South 59 degrees 34'40'' East) for a distance of 48.91 feet to a point on the Easterly line of lot 4; thence North 00 degrees 40'15'' East and along the East line of said Lot 4; thence South 89degrees 27'31'' West and along the North Line of said Lot 4 for a distance of 50.00 feet to the Point of Beginning. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. The Court, in its discretion, may enlarge the time of the sale. Notice of the changed time of sale shall be published as provided herein. DATED: November 18, 2010. Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Prepared by: Gladstone Law Group, P.A. 1499 W. Palmetto Park Rd., Suite 300 Boca Raton, FL 33486 If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator, Mr. Nick Sudzina at P.O. Box 9000, Bartow, FL 33831; telephone number 863-534-4686 two (2) working days of your receipt of this notice; if you are hearing impaired, call the Florida Relay Services at 1-800-955-8771 (TTY); if you are voice impaired, call the Florida Relay Services at 1-800-955-8770. December 1, 8, 2010 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CASE NO. 09000246GCS WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. AS TRUSTEE FOR OPTION ONE MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2007-5 ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-5, Plaintiff, vs. MELISSA FREEMAN; WILLIAM FREEMAN; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated October 21, 2010, and entered in Case No. 09000246GCS of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. AS TRUSTEE FOR OPTION ONE MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2007-5 ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-5, is the Plaintiff and MELISSA FREEMAN; WILLIAM FREEMAN; 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 A M, on December 17, 2010, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 18, BLOCK 25, SUN 'N LAKES ESTATES OF SEBRING UNIT 2, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 48, 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 24th day of November, 2010. Robert W. Germaine Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk December 1, 8, 2010 NOTICE OF BRIEFING Spring Lake Improvement District The Spring Lake Improvement District will be attending a briefing and luncheon at the Sebring Airport Board Room, 128 Authority Lane, Sebring, Florida 33870, on Wednesday, December 8, 2010, 12:30 p.m. District Supervisors, the District Manager, and the District Engineer will attend the briefing and luncheon. The purpose of the briefing is to review the mutual goals and objectives for the Airport Catalyst Project and the District Water Control Plan. No voting or decisions will be made. This briefing will follow the Board's regularly scheduled meeting on Wednesday, December 8, 2010, 10:00 a.m. at the District Office, 115 Spring Lake Blvd., Sebring, Florida 33876. EACH PERSON WHO DECIDES TO APPEAL ANY DECISION MADE BY THE BOARD WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT MEETINGS IS ADVISED THAT PERSON MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS IS MADE, INCLUDING THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE UPON WHICH SUCH APPEAL IS TO BE BASED. JOSEPH DECERBO DISTRICT MANAGER November 28; December 1, 3, 2010 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 10-472 IN RE: ESTATE OF GINETTE CARPENTER Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of GINETTE CARPENTER, deceased, whose date of death was October 26, 2010, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870. The 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 TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) Y EARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is December 1, 2010. Personal Representative: /s/ Kurt Rothlisberger A ttorney for Personal Representative: / s/ Michael A. Rider Florida Bar Number: 175661 13 N. Oak Avenue Lake Placid, FL 33852 Telephone: (863)465-1111 Fax: (863)465-8100 E-Mail: marider@mariderlaw.com December 1, 8, 2010 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION Case No. 2009-CA-000634 DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR WAMU TRUST SERIES 2007-HE1 TRUST, Plaintiff, v. JOSE A. DOMINGUEZ and DENISE L. DOMINGUEZ, husband and wife, et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION PROPERTY TO: UNKNOWN HEIRS OR CREDITORS OF EVELYN W. RAPER, AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER AND AGAINST THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for reformation of deeds, declaratory judgment, determination of heirs, and to foreclose a mortgage on real property in Highlands County, Florida which is legally described as follows: The North half of the North 434.91 feet of the SW 1/4 of the NW 1/4, less the westerly 33 feet for road right of way, and the North half of the North 434.91 feet of the NW 1/4 of the SE 1/4 of the NW 1/4 of Section 9, Township 35 South, Range 31 East, lying and being in Highlands County, Florida, having parcel identification number C-09-35-31-A00-0023-0010. Together with the mobile home thereon, having VIN#FT35724FL1849A and VIN#FT35724FL1849B, which is permanently affixed to the above described lands ans as such is deemed a fixture and a part of the real estate. 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, Laura S. Bauman, Esquire, whose address is Adams and Reese LLP, 1515 Ringling Boulevard, Suite 700, Sarasota, Florida 34236 within thirty (30) days after first publication of the notice and file the original with the Clerk of the above-styled Court either before service on Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Second Amended Complaint. DATED on November 4, 2010. BOB GERMAINE CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk November 10, 17, 24; December 1, 2010 1050Legals 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 09000759GCS DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE IN TRUST FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS FOR ARGENT SECURITIES TRUST 2005-W5, ASSET-BACKED PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-W5 Plaintiff, vs. JOSE RODRIGUEZ; YVONNE RODRIGUEZ; A.K.A. IVONNE GARCIA; HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA; SEBRING RIDGE PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; UNKNOWN PERSON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated October 25, 2010, and entered in Case No. 09000759GCS of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida. DEUTSCHE BAN K NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE IN TRUST FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS FOR ARGENT SECURITIES TRUST 2005-W5, ASSET-BACKED PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-W5, is Plaintiff and JOSE RODRIGUEZ; YVONNE RODRIGUEZ A.K.A. IVONNE GARCIA; UNKNOWN PERSON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA; SEBRING RIDGE PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; are defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE LOCATED AT 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FL, IN HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, at 11:00 a.m., on the 15th day of December, 2010, the following described property as set forth ins aid Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 518, SEBRING RIDGE, SECTION ``A'', ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 45, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 18th day of November, 2010. ROBERT W. GERMAINE As Clerk of said Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michala k As Deputy Cler k November 24; December 1, 2010Subscribe to the News-Sun Call 385-6155 WANT NEW FURNITURE? Need to sell the old furniture first? Call News-Sun classifieds, 385-6155. Then shop till you drop! Having something to sell and not advertising is like winking in the dark. You know what you're doing, but no one else does. Call News-Sun classifieds today! 385-6155.

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COLLINS a/k/a JULIA ELIZABETH COLLINS, ET AL Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO FLORIDA STATUTES CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS GIVEN that pursuant to a SUMMARY FINAL JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE AND TAXATION OF ATTORNEYS FEES AND COSTS dated November 23, 2010, in the above styled cause, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, BASEMENT, at the Highlands County Courthouse, located at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, at 11:00 A.M., on December 17, 2010, the following described property s set forth in said SUMMARY FINAL JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE AND TAXATION OF ATTORNEY'S FEES AND COSTS, to wit: Unit 3, Lot 3, Quail Run Villas, in Block 9, Lake Haven Estates, Section One, according to the Plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 8, Page 100, Public Records of Highlands County, Florida, as described in description recorded in Official Records Book 737, Page 664, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. Parcel Id: C-01-35-28-022-0030-0030 Commonly known as: 4352 Lafayette Avenue, Sebring, FL 33875 Dated this 24th day of November, 2010. ROBERT W. GERMAINE, Clerk of Court By: /s/ Toni Kopp As Deputy Clerk IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, if you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, tot he provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator, 255 N. Broadway Avenue, Bartow, Florida 33830, (863)534-4686, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN SIXTY (60) DAYS AFTER THE SALE. December 1, 8, 2010 1050Legals AMENDED NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE AS TO THE DATE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Pursuant to a WRIT OF EXECUTION issued out of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, on the 21st day of May, 2010, in the cause wherein LOMONICO CONTRACTING, INC., is Plaintiff, and DANIEL F. ANDREWS and LAURA M. ANDREWS; TAYLOR, BEAN & WHITAKER MORTGAGE CORP.; and HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK, is Defendants, being Case No. GC 07-136 in the said Court, I, Susan Benton, Sheriff of Highlands County, Florida,have levied upon all of the Plaintiff's (as named in the body of the Writ of Execution), LOMONICO CONTRACTING, INC., right, title and interest in and to the following described PERSONAL property in Highlands County, Florida, to-wit: 2002 CADILLAC ESCALADE 4 DOOR WAGON SPORT UTILITY VEHICLE, RED IN COLOR; VIN #1GYEK63N92R118339 and on the 21st day of December, 2010 at Duck's Body Shop, 1153 Hawthorne Drive, in the City of Sebring, Highlands County, Florida, at the hour of 11:00 a.m., or as soon thereafter as possible, I will offer for sale all of the said Plaintiff's, LOMONICO CONTRACTING, INC., right, title and interest in aforesaid property at public outcry and will sell the same, subject to all prior liens, encumbrances and judgments, if any, to the highest and best bidder or bidders for CASH, the proceeds to be applied as far as may be to the payment of costs and the satisfaction of the above-described execution. Dated this, November 15, 2010 SUSAN BENTON, SHERIFF OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA By: /s/ Kevin Awbrey Deputy Kevin Awbrey DEPUTY SHERIFF In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities A ct, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the agency sending this notice at 434 Fernleaf Ave., Sebring, FL 33870, Telephone 863/402-7228 not later than seven days prior to the proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TTD) 1-800-955-8771, or Voice (V) 1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay Services. November 17, 24; December 1, 8, 2010 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 182008CA001432XXXXXX WACHOVIA MORTGAGE CORPORATION, Plaintiff, vs GINA MARIE BLASSNECK, et al., Defendants. RE-NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Summary Final Judgment of foreclosure dated March 2, 2009 and an Order Resetting Sale dated November 12, 2010, and entered in Case No. 182008CA001432XXXXXX of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein WACHOVIA MORTGAGE CORPORATION, is Plaintiff and GINA MARIE BLASSNECK; ROBERT BLASSNECK; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 1; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 2; and A LL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT TO THIS ACTION, OR HAVING OR CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST IN THE PROPERTY HEREIN DESCRIBED, are Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse, 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, at Highlands County, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 14th day of December, 2010, the following described property as set forth in said Order of Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 116 AND LOT 117, OF TWIN LAKES ESTATES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 31, 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. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, persons needing special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the Clerk of the Court not later than five business days prior to the proceeding at the Highlands County Courthouse. Telephone 863-386-6565 or 1-800-955-8770 via Florida Relay Service. DATED at Sebring, Florida, on November 16, 2010. ROBERT W. GERMAINE As Clerk, Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak As Deputy Clerk November 24; December 1, 2010 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2009-CA-000279 TAYLOR, BEAN AND WHITAKER MORTGAGE CORPORATION, Plaintiff, vs. CARL ANTHONY CASTILOW A /K/A CARL A. CASTILOW, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated November 17, 2010 and entered in Case No. 28-2009-CA-000279 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 CARL ANTHONY CASTILOW A/K/A CARL A. CASTILOW; MARIA R. CASTILOW; HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK; are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at JURY A SSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE at 11:00 AM, on the 16th day of December, 2010, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 12, OR RIVERGREENS SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 13, AT PAGE 31, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A /K/A 929 W. LAKE DAMON DRIVE, AVON PARK, FL 33825 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of the Court on November 19, 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 F09017568-ocwen-specfhlmc **See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the individual or agency sending the notice at Echevarria & Associates, P.A., P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, FL 33622-5018, telephone (813) 251-4766, not later than seven (7) days prior to the proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771, or voice (V) 1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay Service. November 24; December 1, 2010 PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE Heartland Workforce will hold a teleconference meeting of their Board of Directors on Wednesday, December 1, 2010, at 1:30 p.m. The teleconference will originate at the Heartland Workforce Administrative office, 5901 US Hwy 27 S., Sebring, Florida 33870. Persons interested in attending should arrive no later than 1:25 p.m. Purpose of the meeting is to consider entering into an Employed Worker Training Agreement with Cobb Construction. For more information see agenda posted on the Heartland Workforce website at www.hwib.org November 28, 2010 1050LegalsIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 10000710GCS BANKUNITED, Plaintiff, vs. UNKNOWN HEIRS, BENEFICIARIES, DEVISEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHERS WHO MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST IN THT ESTATE OF CLYDE S. DAVIDSON, JR., DECEASED; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF CLYDE S. DAVIDSON, JR., DECEASED; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC.; MORTGAGEIT, INC.; LESLIE M. ALLARD; UNKNOWN PERSON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION To the following Defendant(s): UNKNOWN HEIRS, BENEFICIARIES, DEVISEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHERS WHO MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST IN THE ESTATE OF CLYDE S. DAVIDSON, JR., DECEASED (RESIDENCE UNKNOWN) YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Foreclosure of Mortgage on the following described property: LOT 22, IN BLOCK 2, OF LAKEVIEW SUBDIVISION FIRST ADDITION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 38, AND AN UNDIVIDED 1/37TH INTEREST IN LOT 10, BLOCK 1, LAKEVIEW SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 6, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. a/k/a 5129 PLACID VIEW DR., LAKE PLACID, FLORIDA 33852 has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it, on Kahane & Associates, P.A., Attorney for Plaintiff, whose address is 8201 Peters Road, Ste. 3000, Plantation, FLORIDA 33324 on or before December 31, 2010, a date which is within thirty (30) days after the first publication of this Notice in THE NEWS SUN and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint. This notice is provided pursuant to Administrative Order No. 2.065. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to provisions of certain assistance. Please contact the Court Administrator at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870, Phone No. (863)534-4690 within 2 working days of your receipt of this notice or pleading; if you are hearing impaired, call 1-800-955-8771 (TDD); if you are voice impaired, call 1-800-995-8770 (V) (Via Florida Relay Services). WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court this 15th day of November, 2010. ROBERT W. GERMAINE As Clerk of the Court By: /s/ Annette E. Daff As Deputy Clerk November 24; December 1, 2010 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 28-2010-CA-001186 SEC.: CIVIL CITIMORTGAGE, INC. Plaintiff, v. LEONARDO SIFONTE HERNANDEZ AND MISLEIDYS RODRIGUEZ PEREZ AKA MISLEIDYS RODRIGUEZ, et al Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION FOR FORECLOSURE PROCEEDING-PROPERTY TO: LEONARDO SIFONTE HERNANDEZ AND MISLEIDYS RODRIGUEZ PEREZ AKA MISLEIDYS RODRIGUEZ ADDRESS UNKNOWN BUT WHOSE LAST KNOWN ADDRESS IS: 3310 HAMMOCK ROAD SEBRING FL 33872, 2131 SW 50TH AVE FORT LAUDERDALE FL 33317 Residence unknown, if living, including any unknown spouse of the said Defendants, if either has remarried and if either or both of said Defendant(s) are dead, their respective unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, creditors, lienors, and trustees, and all other persons claiming by, though, under or against the named Defendant(s); and the aforementioned named Defendant(s) and such of the aforementioned unknown Defendants and such of the aforementioned unknown Defendant(s) as may be infants, incompetents or otherwise not sui juris. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action has been commenced to foreclose a mortgage on the following real property, lying and being and situated in HIGHLANDS County, Florida, more particularly described as follows: LOT 5, BLOCK 20, SEBRING HILLS SOUTH, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 93, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 3310 HAMMOCK ROAD, SEBRING, FL 33872 This action has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defense, if any, such Morris Hardwick Schneider, LLC, Attorneys for Plaintiff, whose address is 5110 Eisenhower Blvd., Suite 120, Tampa, FL 33634 on or before December 16, 2010, and file the original with the clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court on the 23rd day of November, 2010. ROBERT W. GERMAINE, CLERK Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Annette E. Daff DEPUTY CLERK ``In accordance with the American with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this hearing, should contact ADA Coordinator not later than 1 (one) day prior to the proceeding at Florida Rural Legal Service (Highlands), 963 E. Memorial Boulevard, P.O. Box 24688, Lakeland, FL 33802 (863)688-7376. December 1, 8, 2010 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 10-467 IN RE: ESTATE OF JOHN A. DOHANYOS Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of JOHN A. DOHANYOS, deceased, whose date of death was October 3, 2010, is pending in the Circuit Court of HIGHLANDS County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is November 24, 2010. Personal Representative: ERIC R. WILSON 5033 NW 81st Terrrace Coral Springs, FL 33067 Attorney for Personal Representative: WILLIAM J. NIELANDER Florida Bar Number: 0386014 172 E. Interlake Boulevard Lake Placid, FL 33852 Telephone: (863) 465-8181 Fax: (863) 465-5614 E-Mail: wjn@nielander.com November 24; December 1, 2010 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 10-474 IN RE: ESTATE OF SALLIE JEAN WOODEN, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of SALLIE JEAN WOODEN, deceased, File Number PC 10-474, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 430 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, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, 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 other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is November 24, 2010. Personal Representative: /s/ Thelma Wooden Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ Michael L. Keiber The Law Office of Michael L. 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Call Frank, 863-655-0660 GENERATOR -TROY BUILT. 5500 Watt, Used Once. Like New! Call for info. 863-257-1873 CAR TRAILER 2007 27' Deluxe Haulmark like new, always garage kept; BEDROOM SUITE solid wood, full size w/mattress & box springs, triple dresser, chest of drawers, night stand; PANELING Birch, 18 sheets, solid wood 4'x8'; RV COVER for travel trailer, 22', like new used twice. Interested parties please call 863-471-9789. 7300MiscellaneousREFRIGERATOR -25 cu ft. Maytag, bisque color, french door bottom freezer, ice/water in door.$1,000. 863-452-0876 or 863-381-0003 7040Appliances 7000 MerchandiseSEBRING -1BR w/bath, furn/unfurn, W/D, Satellite, full use of home. $400/mo. or $100/wk + dep. 863-304-2849 6400Rooms for Rent LAKE PLACIDPet Friendly! Near Lake Placid Boat Ramp with lake access. 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Rapid Closing, "As Is Condition. 863-441-2689 STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL 4040Homes For Sale 4000 Real Estate 3000 Financial 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-timeEmployment SALES POSITION Established Fire and Water Restoration company has immediate opening for motivated outside Sales Rep. You will be contacting existing and prospective customers in this fast growing industry. Must have excellent computer skills and a clean driving record. Must have professional, friendly demeanor and be a hard worker. Excellent career opportunity for right person. Salary + commission. Email resume to: servpro9466@aol.com. OFFICE POSITIONAVAILABLE: Busy Real Estate office seeking person with computer, communication and people skills. Fax resume to: 863-465-7130 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 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 INSTALL DOCKOn Lake Istokpoga. Blown down in Huricane 2004. Need Poles & re-install existing dock. 813-839-1692 or 813-997-0232 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. E-mail to:heartlandmedicalcareers@gmail.com 2100Help WantedDIRECT 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 2050Job Opportunities 2000 Employment LOOKING FOR THAT SPECIAL HOME?Search the News-Sun Classifieds every Sunday, Wednesday and Friday.62 years or older, handicap/disabled, regardless of age. For rental information & applications please call: 863-452-6565 TDD: 1-800-955-8771 THIS INSTITUTION IS AN Equal Opportunity Provider and EmployerLos Apt. de Castle Hill de Avon ParkEstan aceptando aplicaciones para Apts. de 1 y 2 recamaras. Disponible a personas de 62 ancs o mas, incapacidad fisica/mental, no importa la edad. Para mas informacion favor de llamar 863-452-6565. TDD: 1-800-955-8771 Esta Institucion Es De Igualdad De Oportunidad Al Proveedor, Y EmpleadorCASTLE HILL Apartments of Avon ParkAccepting Applications for 1 & 2 Bedroom Apts. 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By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comLAKE PLACID It wasn't exactly a work of art, the Blue Streaks 48-42 win at Lake Placid Monday night and Sebring head coach Princeton Harris had his own theory as to why. "I hate Monday games," he said. "Less practice time heading in, and coming off the holiday week, I think some guys had too much turkey." That might explain an awfully slow start, with Trini Sutton hitting one of two free throws early on, with that one being the lone point scored until the 3:37 mark of the first quarter. By comparison, the rest of the quarter picked up significantly, with 17 points scored, including a three at the buzzer from Devin Clarke for a 10-10 score after one. But then Sebring went cold to open the second, not getting a score until the 3:48 mark when Zac Bullock worked inside for a bucket. Thankfully, for the Streaks sake, the Dragons weren't exactly on fire, with a Nick Swain drive, a Kirk Veley jumper and one free throw from Andre Wilson all they could must up until that point. Sebring had chances to cut into the lead even more, though Bullock split six free throw and the Dragons got a three-pointer from Devonta Chisolm for a 20-17 lead at the half. The Streaks struck quickly in the third, with Toby Solebello follow and a Clar ke drive to snatch the lead, b ut Veley split a pair at the li ne to tie and Devontray Flemin g followed a miss before Vel ey got to the rim on the break. Fleming then scored on a baseline drive, after a Clar ke free throw, and it was 27-2 2. But Lake Placid wou ld only score two more, on fr ee throws from Chisolm, whi le Matt Taylor converted a three-point play an d Solebello would connect on a three pointer. Bullock would again sp lit at the line, and Taylor hit tw o from the stripe to close o ut the third with a 31-2 9 Sebring lead. The Dragons wou ld hang in as best th ey could, but the Strea ks started to pull away as foul trouble bes et Lake Placid. Solebello scor ed Sebring's first s ix points of the final perio d, interrupted only by a Neva da Weaver follow. Allen then scored on a p ut back, as did Sutton on a pl ay that saw Veley foul ou t, before Taylor canned a tur naround eight-footer for a 4 333 lead. Fleming drove the baseli ne for a reverse lay-up an d Chisolm hit two free throw s, as Clarke fouled out. Solebello then hit two fre ebies but Wilson hit a jump er and Chisolm drove the la ne and suddenly it was 45-4 1 with 54 seconds left. But with time waning an d the Dragons forced to fou l, with Sutton and Taylor h itCHRIS DUNCAN Associated PressHOUSTON Andre Johnson called NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Monday morning, before the league fined Houston's star receiver and Tennessee cornerback Cortland Finnegan $25,000 each for their fight a day earlier. Johnson did not speak with Goodell, but left a message. Johnson said that Goodell called back and left a voicemail while the Texans were preparing to practice on Monday night. "I just think that was something that I needed to do, just to communicate with him and let him know my side," Johnson said. "I'll give him a call back and whenever we get a chance, we'll talk." Neither player was suspended after they slugged it out in the fourth quarter of Houston's 20-0 victory. Finnegan set off the brawl by jabbing at Johnson's neck and face mask at the line of scrimmage. Johnson ripped off Finnegan's helmet and landed at least two punches to Finnegan's head and neck. The two spun each other, and Finnegan tore off Johnson's helmet before players and referees intervened. Houston (5-6) plays at Philadelphia (7-4) on Thursday night, and Johnson said he was relieved to learn that he'd be allowed to play. "That's something I have been thinking about ever since the incident happened," Johnson said. "I'm happy that I'm not suspended. At the same time, I'm not happy about my actions." When asked if he would appeal the fine, Johnson said "probably not." "Just looking at it, I mean, what can I say?" Johnson said. "There's not really anything I can say, or tell them." Finnegan did not speak to reporters after Sunday's game, but talked about it Monday on his weekly radio show. Finnegan said Johnson "snapped," and added that if he had punched Johnson, the NFLlikely would have suspended him. "This is the NFL, not the NHL, and it's a higher standard," Finnegan said. "That's the NHL. They fight. They get penalized for that. The NFL, it's not even heard of ... you do that, you're suspended. Hands down. That's what I've been taught. "I guess he got h is money's worth." This was the second tim e they scuffled during a gam e. Last season, Johnson w as SPORTS B SECTION News-Sun Wednesday, December 1, 2010NASCAR This WeekPage 4 B Outta the Woods... Tony Young Johnson, Finnegan fined $25,000, no suspensions for either There's finally a chill and a certain festiveness in the a ir as most of us try to take t ime off from work to enjoy s pending quality time with f amily and friends and r eflect on the passing year. Children will be out of s chool on winter break soon, a nd while the holiday season i s upon us, so are several t raditional hunting opportun ities. The second phase of w aterfowl and coot season c omes in statewide Dec. 11 a nd runs through Jan. 30. In addition to the usual h unting license and permit r equirements, duck hunters a lso must have a Florida w aterfowl permit ($5) and a f ederal duck stamp ($15). The daily bag limit on d ucks is six, but you need to k now your ducks before you p ull the trigger, because t here are different daily limi ts for each species. For instance, within the s ix-bird limit there may be o nly one black duck, one m ottled duck, one fulvous w histling-duck and one canv asback. Only two of your six-bird l imit may be pintails, redh eads or scaup, and three m ay be wood ducks. And you may have no m ore than four scoters and f our mallards (of which only t wo may be female) in your b ag. All other species of ducks c an be taken up to the sixb ird limit, except harlequin d ucks. The daily limit on coots is 1 5, and there's a five-bird l imit on mergansers, only t wo of which may be hoode d. When hunting waterfowl, h unters may use only nont oxic shotgun shells. In fact, it's illegal for h unters even to possess lead s hot when waterfowl hunti ng. Only iron (steel), bismutht in and various tungstena lloys are permissible. For something different, t ry woodcock hunting. Woodcock season runs D ec. 18 Jan. 16. Woodcocks are excellent g ame birds because they h old well for pointing bird d ogs and provide a challengi ng shot when flushed. The d aily bag limit is three. The third phase of mourni ng and white-winged dove s eason opens Dec. 11 and r uns through Jan. 9. The d aily bag limit is 15 birds. From November on, s hooting hours for all migrat ory birds are one-half hour b efore sunrise to sunset. You must get a no-cost m igratory bird permit where y ou purchase your hunting l icense before you hunt any o f these birds, though. The only firearm you can u se to hunt migratory game b irds is a shotgun, no larger t han 10-gauge. Shotguns must be plugged t o a three-shell capacity ( magazine and chamber c ombined). Bows also are l egal. Retrievers and bird dogs c an be useful in hunting m igratory game birds. December's traditions include holiday hunting See WOODS, p a g e 3B News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Trini Sutton drives the lane and draws a foul Monday in Sebring's 48-42 win at Lake Placid. Sebring48Lake Placid42 Streaks eke out win over Dragons See SEBRING, page 3B MCTpho to Houston's Andre Johnson is restrained Sunday after his fight with Tennessee's Cortland Finnegan. By TIM REYNOLDS Associated PressCORALGABLES As usual, Bobby Bowden watched many of Miami's games this season, only now as a football fan instead of an opposing coach trying to beat the Hurricanes. The iconic former Florida State coach's assessment: RandyShannon had the Hurricanes on the right path. Bowden told The Associated Press on Monday that he was "surprised" Miami fired Shannon over the weekend, even though the Hurricanes had just completed a 7-5 regular season one that included a 28-point loss at home to the Seminoles. "I was surprised. I was surprised," Bowden said in a telephone interview. "I like Randy and I think he's done a great job. I've watched his team some this year and they've kind of been up and down, like teams are, but I know this he's recruited well, and that's the name of the game." Shannon was 28-22 in his four seasons, without an Atlantic Coast Conference title or bowl victory. Head-to-head, Shanno n won two of the three gam es he coached against Bowden 's Seminoles. Bowden was in the sam e spot last year that Shanno n found himself in over t he past few weeks, fighting f or more time. Bowden failed in his que st Bowden: Shannon deserved 1 more season at Miami See SHANNON, page 3B See FIGHT, p a g e 3B

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Women Softball Players WantedSEBRING Women over the age of 16 that have an interest in playing softball can sign up now to play on a commercial league. Ameeting on Tuesday, Dec. 14 at 6 p.m. will be held at the Highlands County Sports Complex located on Sheriff's Tower Road to discuss the details. Women under the age of 18 must have parent's permission to register. Open registration is ongoing until Thursday, Dec. 30 for ALLadult softball players. Registration is for next year's leagues. Games will begin in the month of January 2011. More information can be obtained by contacting Dan Jamison at the Highlands County Sports Complex (863) 402-6755.Sebring Elks Golf TournamentSEBRING This month's Elks golf tournament will be held on Monday, Dec. 6 at Harder Hall Country Club. Cost for the 8 a.m. shotgun start is $28 per player. To register either your team or as an individual player, contact Jack McLaughlin at 471-3295 or by email at jacknjudy33872@gmail.com Check in not later than 7:45 a.m. in the Harder Hall Golf Course restaurant area.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 the 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 New England920.818334266 N.Y. Jets920.818264187 Miami650.545205225 Buffalo290.182229295 South WLTPctPFPA Indianapolis650.545282252 Jacksonville650.545240294 Houston560.455264287 Tennessee560.455257218 North WLTPctPFPA Baltimore830.727250188 Pittsburgh830.727254181 Cleveland470.364216229 Cincinnati290.182225288 West WLTPctPFPA Kansas City740.636285231 San Diego650.545310225 Oakland560.455255256 Denver380.273250323NATIONAL CONFERENCEEast WLTPctPFPA N.Y. Giants740.636277240 Philadelphia740.636310257 Washington560.455215262 Dallas380.273256301 South WLTPctPFPA Atlanta920.818276209 New Orleans830.727265197 Tampa Bay740.636219223 Carolina1100.091140276 North WLTPctPFPA Chicago830.727222172 Green Bay740.636269166 Minnesota470.364189239 Detroit290.182258282 West WLTPctPFPA Seattle560.455209275 St. Louis560.455213231 San Francisco470.300187225 Arizona380.300194 319 ___ Thursday's Games New England 45, Detroit 24 New Orleans 30, Dallas 27 N.Y. Jets 26, Cincinnati 10 Sunday's Games Houston 20, Tennessee 0 Atlanta 20, Green Bay 17 Minnesota 17, Washington 13 N.Y. Giants 24, Jacksonville 20 Pittsburgh 19, Buffalo 16, OT Cleveland 24, Carolina 23 Kansas City 42, Seattle 24 Miami 33, Oakland 17 St. Louis 36, Denver 33 Chicago 31, Philadelphia 26 Baltimore 17, Tampa Bay 10 San Diego 36, Indianapolis 14 Monday's Game San Francisco 27, Arizona 6 Thursday's Game Houston at Philadelphia, 8:20 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5 San Francisco at Green Bay, 1 p.m. Denver at Kansas City, 1 p.m. Buffalo at Minnesota, 1 p.m. Jacksonville at Tennessee, 1 p.m. Cleveland at Miami, 1 p.m. Chicago at Detroit, 1 p.m. Washington at N.Y. Giants, 1 p.m. New Orleans at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. Oakland at San Diego, 4:05 p.m. Carolina at Seattle, 4:15 p.m. St. Louis at Arizona, 4:15 p.m. Atlanta at Tampa Bay, 4:15 p.m. Dallas at Indianapolis, 4:15 p.m. Pittsburgh at Baltimore, 8:20 p.m. Monday, Dec. 6 N.Y. Jets at New England, 8:30 p.m.EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLPctGB Boston124.750 New York99.5004 New Jersey611.353612Toronto611.353612Philadelphia413.235812Southeast Division WLPctGB Orlando124.750 Atlanta117.6112 Miami108.5563 Charlotte611.353612Washington511.3137 Central Division WLPctGB Chicago96.600 Indiana87.5331 Cleveland79.438212Detroit611.3534 Milwaukee611.3534WESTERN CONFERENCESouthwest Division WLPctGB San Antonio142.875 Dallas134.765112New Orleans125.706212Memphis710.412712Houston512.294912Northwest Division WLPctGB Utah145.737 Oklahoma City126.667112Denver106.625212Portland88.500412Minnesota413.2359 Pacific Division WLPctGB L.A. Lakers134.765 Golden State89.4715 Phoenix89.4715 Sacramento411.2678 L.A. Clippers315.1671012___ Sunday's Games Atlanta 96, Toronto 78 New York 125, Detroit 116,2OT San Antonio 109, New Orleans 95 Utah 109, L.A. Clippers 97 Houston 99, Oklahoma City 98 New Jersey 98, Portland 96 Denver 138, Phoenix 133 Indiana 95, L.A. Lakers 92 Monday's Games Miami 105, Washington 94 Oklahoma City 95, New Orleans 89 Dallas 101, Houston 91 Utah 109, Milwaukee 88 Tuesday's Games Boston at Cleveland, late Detroit at Orlando, late Portland at Philadelphia, late New Jersey at New York, late L.A. Lakers at Memphis, late Indiana at Sacramento, late San Antonio at Golden State, late Wednesday's Games Memphis at Atlanta, 7 p.m. Oklahoma City at New Jersey, 7 p.m. Washington at Toronto, 7 p.m. Portland at Boston, 7:30 p.m. Detroit at Miami, 7:30 p.m. Orlando at Chicago, 8 p.m. Charlotte at New Orleans, 8 p.m. Minnesota at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Houston, 8:30 p.m. Milwaukee at Denver, 9 p.m. Indiana at Utah, 9 p.m. San Antonio at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m.EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLOTPtsGFGA Philadelphia1564348761 Pittsburgh1682347962 N.Y. Rangers14111297469 New Jersey8142184569 N.Y. Islanders5125154672 Northeast Division WLOTPtsGFGA Montreal1581316047 Boston1282265946 Ottawa11131235875 Buffalo9133216273 Toronto8113194861 Southeast Division WLOTPtsGFGA Washington1762368668 Tampa Bay1383297378 Atlanta1293277772 Carolina10113237178 Florida10120205757WESTERN CONFERENCECentral Division WLOTPtsGFGA Detroit1542327356 Columbus1480286253 Chicago13112287974 St. Louis1273275757 Nashville985235160 Northwest Division WLOTPtsGFGA Vancouver1273276859 Colorado1391278371 Minnesota11102245665 Calgary10122226769 Edmonton7124185989 Pacific Division WLOTPtsGFGA Dallas1481296862 Phoenix1165276665 Anaheim12113276677 San Jose1174266563 Los Angeles13100266357 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. ___ Sunday's Games Washington 3, Carolina 2, SO Atlanta 4, Boston 1 Detroit 4, Columbus 2 Monday's Games Pittsburgh 3, N.Y. Rangers 1 Dallas 4, Carolina 1 Edmonton 4, Ottawa 1 Calgary 3, Minnesota 0 Anaheim 2, Los Angeles 0 Tuesday's Games Tampa Bay at Toronto, late Phoenix at Nashville, late St. Louis at Chicago, late Atlanta at Colorado, late Detroit at San Jose, late Wednesday's Games Edmonton at Montreal, 7 p.m. Boston at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Nashville at Columbus, 7 p.m. Washington at St. Louis, 8 p.m. Phoenix at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Vancouver at Calgary, 9:30 p.m. Florida at Anaheim, 10 p.m. EAST Bloomsburg 86, Penn St.-Hazleton 36 College of N.J. 92, Berkeley 70 Delaware Valley 86, Penn St.Brandywine 66 Hamilton 74, Utica Tech 61 Hofstra 58, Rider 48 Indiana, Pa. 76, La Roche 55 La Salle 65, Delaware St. 61 Marywood 65, Keystone 59 Moravian 87, Swarthmore 79 Muhlenberg 61, Kings, Pa. 53 Navy 81, Mount St. Mary's, Md. 68 Providence 92, Cent. Connecticut St. 57 Quinnipiac 75, Maine 67 Ramapo 62, Manhattanville 55 Seton Hall 69, St. Peter's 49 UNC Wilmington 73, George Washington 69 Wagner 77, Bucknell 73 Widener 74, Cabrini 70 SOUTH Ala.-Huntsville 69, Christian Brothers 61 Apprentice 82, St. Andrew's 78 Belmont 87, Tennessee St. 72 Brevard 76, Lees-McRae 68 Campbell 77, Johnson C. Smith 64 Campbellsville 81, Asbury 67 Clarion 83, Dist. of Columbia 70 Cumberland, Tenn. 71, Talladega 68 Davidson 69, Monmouth, N.J. 53 Fairleigh Dickinson 83, Longwood 78 Flagler 85, Nova Southeastern 76 Florida A&M 93, Webber 70 Fort Valley St. 75, Miles 63 King, Tenn. 110, Milligan 88 Lambuth 79, S. Arkansas 69 Lindsey Wilson 89, Berea 60 Loyola, Md. 73, Morgan St. 67 Marshall 88, Fla. International 79 Nicholls St. 89, Southern, NO 52 S.C.-Upstate 93, UNC Asheville 91, OT UAB 78, Troy 57 UNC Greensboro 82, N. Carolina A&T 70 Union, Tenn. 86, William Carey 74 VMI 151, Cent. Pennsylvania 92 MIDWEST Bemidji St. 75, Jamestown 60 Boise St. 80, N. Illinois 51 Cleveland St. 58, Robert Morris 53 IUPUI 103, Indiana-East 80 Kansas St. 85, Emporia St. 61 Lake Superior St. 92, Alma 44 N. Dakota St. 88, Valley City St. 55 St. Cloud St. 88, St. Scholastica 54 Virginia 87, Minnesota 79 Wichita St. 71, UMKC 52 Winona St. 111, Clarke 66 Wis.-La Crosse 68, Northwestern, Minn. 61 SOUTHWEST Baylor 90, Prairie View 45 Hardin-Simmons 73, LeTourneau 65 Incarnate Word 66, St. Mary's, Tx. 62 Mary Hardin-Baylor 88, E. Texas Baptist 76 St. Edward's 70, Texas A&M-Kingsville 67 TCU 81, Southern Cal 69 Texas-Tyler 74, McMurry 56, OT W. Texas A&M 86, Okla. Panhandle St. 60 Xavier, NO 63, St. Thomas, Texas 60 FAR WEST Idaho St. 69, Montana Tech 57 Seattle 72, Montana St. 70BASEBALLAmerican League CLEVELAND INDIANS Agreed to terms with C Luke Carlin on a minor league contract. DETROIT TIGERS Designated RHP Zach Miner for assignment. TEXAS RANGERS Agreed to terms with C Yorvit Torrealba on a two-year contract and RHP Mark Lowe on a oneyear contract. National League ATLANTA BRAVES Agreed to terms with INF Shawn Bowman, INF Ed Lucas, C J.C. Boscan, C Wilkin Castillo, OF Brent Clevlen, OF Jose Constanza, OF Wilkin Ramirez and RHP Jay Sborz to minor league contracts. WASHINGTON NATIONALS Named Bob Schaefer special assistant to the general manager.BASKETBALLNational Basketball Association SACRAMENTO KINGS Waived G Antoine Wright. TORONTO RAPTORS Recalled F Ed Davis from Erie (NBADL). NBA Development League RIO GRANDE VALLEY VIPERS Acquired F Stanley Robinson. Waived G Isaiah Swann. LOCALSCHEDULE SPORTSSNAPSHOTS THESCOREBOARD Lake Placid FRIDAY: Boys Basketball vs.Avon Park,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Basketball at Avon Park, 6/7:30 p.m.; Boys Soccer vs.Tenoroc,7 p.m.; Girls Soccer at Tenoroc,6/7:30 p.m. MONDAY: Boys Basketball at Vanguard,7 p.m.; Girls Basketball vs.Walker Memorial, 6:30 p.m. Sebring THURSDAY: Girls Basketball vs.Lake Wales,6/7:30 p.m.; Boys Soccer at Liberty,7 p.m.; Girls Soccer at Avon Park,6:30 p.m. FRIDAY: Boys Basketball at Winter Haven,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Basketball vs.Liberty, 6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Soccer vs.Ridge,6/7:30 p.m. SATURDAY: Wrestling at McKeel Duals,10 a.m. Heartland Christian THURSDAY: JV Basketball at City of Life,4:30 p.m. FRIDAY: Boys Basketball vs.Riverband Academy,7 p.m. SATURDAY: Boys Basketball vs.Riverband Academy,1 p.m. MONDAY: Boys JV Basketball at Walker Memorial,5 p.m. Avon Park THURSDAY: Girls Soccer vs.Sebring,6:30 p.m. FRIDAY: Boys Basketball at Lake Placid,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Basketball vs.Lake Placid, 6/7:30 p.m.; Boys Soccer at Fort Meade,6:30 p.m.; Girls Soccer vs.Fort Meade,6:30 p.m. SATURDAY: Wrestling at McKeel Duals,10 a.m. N N H H L L T TH H U U R R S S D D A A Y Y 7 7 p p . m m . Tampa Bay at Boston . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . S S U U N NC 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 W WE E D D N N E E S S D D A A Y Y 7 7 : : 1 1 5 5 p p . m m . North Carolina State at Wisconsin . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 7 7 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Purdue at Virginia Tech . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 9 9 : : 1 1 5 5 p p . m m . Maryland at Penn State . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 9 9 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Michigan State at Duke . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N NT TH H U U R R S S D D A A Y Y 7 7 p p . m m . Arizona State at Baylor . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 9 9 p p . m m . UCLA at Kansas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 1 1 1 1 p p .. m m . Missouri at Oregon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . S S U U N NC C O O L L L L E E G G E E F F O O O O T T B B A A L L L L T TH H U U R R S S D D A A Y Y 8 8 p p . m m . Arizona State at Arizona . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N NTimes, games, channels all subject to change G G O O L L F F T TH H U U R R S S D D A A Y Y 9 9 : : 3 3 0 0 a a . m m . NedBank Challenge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . G G O O L L F F 1 1 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . LPGA Tour Championship . . . . . . . . . G G O O L L F F 4 4 p p . m m . Chevron World Challenge . .. . . . . . . . . . . G G O O L L F FN N B B A A W WE E D D N N E E S S D D A A Y Y 7 7 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Detroit at Miami . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . S S U U N NT TH H U U R R S S D D A A Y Y 8 8 p p . m m . Miami at Cleveland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . T T N N T T 1 1 0 0 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Phoenix at Golden State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . T T N N T T LIVESPORTSONTV NFL Transactions NHL NBA College Basketball Page 2BNews-Sun Wednesday, December 1, 2010www.newssun.co m NEWS-SUN€ 385-6155

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t o stay for the 2010 season, w hen Florida State turned the p rogram over to Jimbo F isher, who has taken the S eminoles to the ACC title g ame and in line for a spot in t he Orange Bowl. Shannon thought he would s tay for 2011 as well, pointi ng to recruiting success, how t he program's image has gott en better and the team's acad emic success among the v ery best in major college f ootball. "That's why I thought he w ould have another year," B owden said. Speculation for Shannon's r eplacement has centered on M ike Leach, Mark Richt, T ommy Tuberville and Jon G ruden, with numerous other n ames also linked. Miami has said it does not p lan to confirm the names of a ny candidates until it makes a hire, and the university has n ot revealed a timetable for t hat move. Offensive line coach Jeff S toutland is Miami's interim c oach, and will meet with r eporters for the first time on T uesday. Miami spent Monday doing academic scheduling with players, getting them ready for upcoming end-ofsemester exams and other projects. The team is not expected to practice again before Saturday, and there are some indications that the Hurricanes may accept a bowl berth by the weekend. Bowden and Shannon have a history dating back decades, even from when Shannon was being recruited out of high school. They struck a bond at their first ACC coaches'meeting together, and Shannon said often last year that he wished Bowden would be able to stay at Florida State as often as he liked. Bowden felt the same way this time around. "It's a two-headed thing now for coaches," Bowden said. "The schools, they want you to do all the right things, the kids not getting in trouble, the kids doing well in the classroom. And Randy was doing those things," he continued. But if you don't win enough games, well, I guess that's what matters most." Artificial decoys, as well as manual or mouth-operated bird calls, also are legal and essential gear for duck hunters. You may hunt migratory game birds over an agricultural field, as long as the crop's been planted by regular agricultural methods. However, don't even think about "sweetening" the field by scattering agricultural products over it or anywhere near it or you could wind up in serious trouble. It doesn't matter if you aren't the one who scattered the bait. If you knew or should've known that such bait was present, you're accountable under federal law. Some other things you can't do while hunting migratory game birds include using rifles, pistols, crossbows, traps, snares, nets, sinkboxes, swivel guns, punt guns, battery guns, machine guns, fish hooks, poisons, drugs, explosive substances, live decoys and recorded bird calls, sounds or electrically amplified bird-call imitations. It is also against the law to shoot from a moving automobile or boat and herd or drive birds with vehicles or vessels. Bobcat and otter hunting season is Dec. 1 March 1, and there's no daily bag or season limit on either species. Like foxes, bobcats may be chased year-round with dogs, but possessing firearms during the closed season, between March 2 and Nov. 30, is prohibited. On a few wildlife management areas, bobcats and otters may not be taken, so please consult the specific area brochure before you hunt. Whether upland bird hunting with friends and family, shooting ducks on the pond with your favorite lab or taking that big bobcat as he slips up behind an unsuspecting fawn, December ha s the hunting opportunities you're looking for. Here's wishing you happ y holidays and a successful hunting season. If you can, remember to introduce someone new to our great sport. As always, have fun, hun t safely and ethically, and we'll see you in the woods! Tony Young is the media relations coordinator for the FWC's Division of Hunting and Game Management. You can reach him with questions about hunting at Tony.Young@MyFWC.com. www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, December 1, 2010Page 3B WINDOW TINTING AUTO € COMMERCIAL € RESIDENTIAL OVER 21 YEARS EXPERIENCE TRUCK & AUTO ACCESSORIES863-471-9494330 US Hwy 27 N. Unit 4 € Sebring, FL LIFETIME WARRANTY ON WINDOW TINTING! € BUG SHIELDS € TOOL BOXES € SEAT COVERS € BED LINERS & MUCH MORE! CUSTOM GOLF CARTS ALSO AVAILABLE 6 MONTH MEMBERSHIPS NOW AVAILABLE (863) 382-0500 € 3201 Golfview Rd. € Sebring(863) 382-0744for 9 Hole Executive RatesPrices good thru 12/31/10 Incl. Tax & CartMonday thru Friday:8am … 1pm $25By 8, After 1 $20 Saturday & Sunday: $20 INDIAN LAKE ESTATES GOLF & CC12 miles NE of Frostproof on 630 17 miles east of Lake Wales on Hwy 60 Pro Shop 863-692-1514 Toll Free 877-692-1514Fabulous RatesDecember 6th, 2010 through entire calendar year 201118 holes including cart and tax $16.00 9 holes including cart and tax $12.00 Par 3 walking course $5.00We look forward to seeing you soon! Continued from 1B Woods offer up plenty of opportunities t ing just enough at the line t o secure the win. "It was competitive and w e did some things better o n offense," Lake Placid h ead coach David Veley s aid. "We had some good m inutes off the bench, but i t was the little things. And g etting into foul trouble d idn't help us, but we're g etting better." Happy with the win, H arris saw some things to w ork on, most notably the 1 6-for-32 mark at the foul l ine. "That's been our Achilles heel the last couple years and it's hurt us in both our losses," he said. "We didn't exploit some matchups that I thought we could. But it's a work in progress. I want to be getting better at this point so we're peaking at the right time." The Streaks were in action Tuesday with a home district game against Lake Wales, while Lake Placid had until Friday to continue to work before Avon Park comes to town for a district tilt. Continued from 1B News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Devonta Chisolm drives for two of his 10 points Monday, though his Dragons came up short against the Blue Streaks. Sebring hangs on late Continued from 1B Shannon sacked despite academic turnaround fined $7,500 for taking Finnegan to the ground by the face mask. Finnegan plans to appeal the fine for Sunday's brawl. He told TitanInsider late Monday that Johnson went into "sheer rage" and that he still doesn't quite understand why the receiver reacted by throwing three punches at him. "That's the crazy part, because I felt like the game was going pretty good, other than the fact that he probably had that built up over last year's time," Finnegan said. Finnegan also told the Web site he didn't think he deserved a suspension or a fine. "I didn't throw a punch. It's not a fineable offense," he said. "There's nothing I did that I felt like was a fineable offense. Maybe a flag for quick-jamming him and hitting him in the face mask. But there's no way that I thought that that would ever be a suspension." Johnson wouldn't say if he was surprised that Finnegan wasn't suspended. The Titans (5-6) play Jacksonville (6-5) on Sunday. "He can say what he wants to say," Johnson said. "I'm not going to keep talking about him. He's just looking for attention, so I'm not worried about that." Finnegan was fined for personal fouls in three consecutive games earlier this season and was warned by the league after the third incident to watch his behavior after the whistle. Johnson, meanwhile, has built a clean-cut, soft-spoken image in eight seasons. He doesn't think the ugly incident will change that. "I think anybody who really knows me, I don't think I've damaged my reputation," he said. "I can say that you can only take so much from a person before you explode." Texans coach Gary Kubiak said he never expected Johnson to be suspended. "I didn't think that would happen," he said. "I think the league does a great job of evaluating every situation. Andre's reputation as a player and a person speaks for itself." Johnson has been inundated with calls and text messages since the fight, and said he was "tired of talking about it." He attended Sunday night's Houston Rockets game with fullback Vonta Leach and got a standing ovation when he was introduced during a timeout. "I couldn't do anything b ut laugh," Johnson said. "At t he same time, it just shows t he fans were still behind m e, and still showing support, so I really appreciated it." Titans coach Jeff Fishe r, co-chairman of the NFL 's competition committe e, spoke with league officia ls earlier Monday. Fisher sa id in his opinion Finnegan di dn't throw a punch, but did g et Johnson's face mask. "I have very strong opi nions about the fact I think he should not be suspended ," Fisher said of Finnegan. "A s far as what the leag ue decides to do, that's a leag ue decision. "It's an unfortunate thin g that happens. You've got tw o very talented, good footba ll players competing, and i t's just very unfortunate. It's n ot good for our game and I' m just disappointed that type of thing happens on the playin g field." Continued from 1B Fight costs both players, suspends neither You can only take so much from a person before you explode.'ANDREJOHNSON Houston receiver Get the paper delivered to you! NEWS-SUN€385-6155 But if you don't win enough games, well, I guess that's what matters most.'BOBBYBOWDEN Ex-Florida St. head coach

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Page 4BNews-SunWednesday, December 1, 2010www.newssun.com If you have a question or comment, write: NASCAR This Week, c/o The Gaston Gazette, P.O. Box 1538, Gastonia, NC 28053 or send an e-mail to mdutton@gastongazette.com All times EasternAwards BanquetDec. 3, 9 p.m., SPEEDSprint CupFeb. 12, 2011 Shootout, TBA Feb. 20, 2011, Daytona 500, TBANationwide SeriesFeb. 19, 2011 TBATruck SeriesFeb. 18, 2011, TBA The shuf ” ing of three Hendrick Motorsports teams is really something of a no-brainer. Jimmie Johnson was the only HMS driver to win a race ƒ not to mention a championship. It certainly makes some sense from a public-relations viewpoint. Dale Earnhardt Jr.s fans were displeased with Lance McGrew, and Jeff Gordons fans were displeased with Steve Letarte. Now Earnhardt Jr. can breathe new life into both his career and Letartes. Or vice versa. Or together. Who bene “ ts the most? Probably Gordon, who gets Alan Gustafson from Mark Martin. Now Martins crew chief is McGrew. Martin has no contractual plans beyond 2011. In 2012, Kasey Kahne comes on board at Hendrick Motorsports. Martin is sort of keeping the seat warm while Kahne spends a year at Team Red Bull. Richard Petty, raising money to keep the team that bears his name a ” oat, recently announced his intention to “ eld Fords next year for A.J. Allmendinger and Marcos Ambrose. A hot offseason topic is the change being pondered by NASCAR regarding the Nationwide Series. Carl Edwards and Brad Keselowski plan to run both Cup and Nationwide full time again next year. Some have suggested limitations in the number of races Cup drivers can run in the other major series. Others say drivers should only be allowed to receive points in one major series of their choice. The latter change would make owner points more signi “ cant. Sprint Cup cars will be changed to increase manufacturer awareness in 2011. The cars representing Chevy, Toyota, Ford and Dodge will have more distinctive noses. Sam Hornish Jr.s NASCAR career may be in jeopardy if sponsorship cannot be secured to keep him at Penske Racing ƒ and keep Penske Racing and Dodge with three regular entries. Whos hot: Kevin Harvick compiled three more top-10 “ nishes (26) than any other Sprint Cup driver in 2010. ... Denny Hamlin won two more races (8) than Johnson. Whos not: The series worst decline in average “ nish belonged to Juan Pablo Montoya, who fell from 14.2 in 2009 to 18.0 in 10. ... Dale Earnhardt Jr. actually improved from 23.2 to 18.6.Run to Victory scheduledVictory Junction Gang Camp hosts its “ fth Run to Victory, with over 1,000 athletes expected to run, walk and wheel through Randleman, N.C., on Dec. 12 through half-marathon and “ ve-kilometer events. Post-race festivities include a cornbread-and-chi meal at the camps Fuel Stop dining hall. A worship service will be held at 9 a.m. in Silver Theatre and be led by Kenny Crosswhite, the chaplain of NASCAR communities. For more information or to register for the Run to Victory, please visit www.runtovictory.org. A chance meeting with actor Paul Newman at a remote race track in West Virginia marked the beginning of a relationship with author A.J. Graziano that lasted 12 years. Now Graziano has written Racing with the Stars, a memoir on the auto racing careers of Newman, Tom Cruise and NFL star Walter Payton. Also included are 30 never-beforeseen photos of Newman, Cruise and Payton taken by the author and his wife. To learn more about the author and his book, visit www. DecentHill.com. Sports Illustrated Kids: All Access, produced by Time Home Entertainment Inc. and the editors of Sports Illustrated for Kids, gives kids an up-close look at the coolest items and places in sports. NASCAR is included with an x-ray lookŽ into Kyle Buschs Sprint Cup race team. The 18-wheel tractor-trailer is stocked with everything crew members need as they travel. For more information, visit www.sikids.com/allaccessbook Harvick MontoyaJimmie Johnson has already been crowned as Sprint Cup champion for the fifth consecutive year. Now he is being ƒ celebrated. Champions Week is taking place in Las Vegas leading up to the Dec. 3 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards Ceremony at one of Sin Citys premier resorts, Wynn Las Vegas. After a 28-year run in New York, NASCAR moved its banquet and related activities to Las Vegas in 2009. The Speed cable/satellite channel will again televise the event on Friday night at 9 p.m. EST. Comedian Frank Caliendo and country rockers Rascal Flatts will entertain. Joining them is Viva ElvisŽ by Cirque du Soleil, a special performance of dance, acrobatics and music celebrating the King of Rock n Roll, Elvis Presley. The awards ceremony will be attended by approximately 300 fans, along with drivers, team owners and industry leaders. The ceremony culminates several days of activity involving Johnson and the other 11 drivers who qualified for the Chase for the Sprint Cup. Activities began on Wednesday, Dec. 1, with a NASCAR Street Tour, a Pit Stop Tour and an event at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Chasers for Charity. On Thursday, Dec. 2, the annual NMPA Myers Brothers Awards Luncheon was scheduled to include presentations to the championship crew chief, Chad Knaus; Raybestos Rookie of the Year, Kevin Conway; and Most Popular Driver. A Victory Lap was scheduled in which the top 12 drivers motored down the Las Vegas Strip in their respective race cars, along with a presentation of the key to the city from Mayor Oscar Goodman and Commissioner Tom Collins. A fan event, NASCAR After the Lap, with question-and-answer sessions with drivers and an interactive Coca-Cola Fan Zone, will be held.Champions Week honors Jimmie Johnson Johnson V E R S U SThe rival crew chiefs developed some enmity for each other during the Chase. Ford gloated about the victory of his driver, Denny Hamlin, at Texas, suggesting that Knaus team had choked under pressure. Knaus got the last laugh when Johnson came from behind to win his fifth straight championship. NASCAR This Weeks Monte Dutton gives his take: In essence, Ford tugged on Supermans cape. It didnt work out so well. Stay tuned in 2011.ŽMIKE FORD VS. CHAD KNAUS This Week welcomes letters to the editor, but please be aware that we have room for only a few each week. Well do our best to select the best, but individual replies are impossible due to the bulk of mail received. Please do not send stamped and self-addressed envelopes with your letters, which should be addressed to: NASCAR This Week, The Gaston Gazette, P.O. Box 1538, Gastonia, N.C. 28053.What about Smoke?Dear NASCAR This Week, I have waited a week to see if you corrected your biased view of any driver who isnt (Jimmie) Johnson. ... You did not disappoint me. Facts you didnt see fit to publish: Smoke started in 22nd place ƒ This was Smokes first career win at Fontana Your coverage was, A victory was worth five Chase positions for Tony Stewart, who is now fifth, 107 points out.Ž Could you spare the print space from (Jimmie) Johnson? ƒ Dorothy A. Sage Canisteo, N.Y. Heres how it works. We try to feature each major driver once during the year. We dont always stress the winner of a race, particularly when that drivers profile has already run. SmokeŽ (Tony Stewart) was profiled during the week after Labor Day. He had won at Atlanta Motor Speedway. As for Johnson, its hard to ignore five straight championships.Hendrick should help Junior get back on trackDear NASCAR This Week, No love for Jimmie (Johnson)? ƒ ƒ I totally agree with Kathy Rhudy ƒ but Im going further and challenging Rick Hendrick to send both Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson down the road and make more of an effort to help Earnhardt Jr. get back in the game. Along with the two has-beens above, I also think Hendrick should also get rid of Johnsons cheating crew chief, Chad Knaus, and send that cheater down the road, too ƒ James Gilbert Goldsboro, N.C. Has-been, huh? Its amazing a has-been could win five straight championships.Give Kahne a break!Dear NASCAR This Week, ƒ I would like to say: People, lay off Kasey Kahne!Ž Im so proud of him for doing what he had to do. He deserves much more than what (Richard) Petty has done for him. Hes a great driver and I have been a fan of his for quite some time. ƒ Donna Harrison Carrier Mills, Ill. Youre right. Kahne is a fine driver. Ford Knaus By Monte DuttonNASCAR This WeekJust two days after one of his Chevys won its fifth consecutive Sprint Cup championship, owner Rick Hendrick shuffled the three other teams in his operation. Jimmie Johnsons team, with crew chief Chad Knaus, was left unchanged, but three crew chiefs moved to new drivers. Lance McGrew moved from Dale Earnhardt Jr. to Mark Martin. Alan Gustafson moved from Martin to Jeff Gordon. Steve Letarte moved from Gordon to Earnhardt. In another sense, it was a change of drivers. The crew chiefs will continue to work in their current locations at the Hendrick Motorsports compound. Now, however, the No. 88 team of Earnhardt will be paired in the same building as the No. 48 of Johnson, and the No. 24 of Gordon will be located in the building with Martins No. 5. Hendrick also announced that Gordon will begin 2011 with the pit crew he used for most of 2010. Late in the Chase, Gordons pit crew worked Johnsons pit stops, aiding him to another championship. Johnson wont likely have his oldŽ crew, per se. Apparently some personnel shuffling will take place. Costly „ When Kevin Harvick was penalized on pit road during the final race of the Sprint Cup season, it cost him second place in the final standings. Harvick left pit road in first place during the Ford 400, but when he was penalized, the lap led was disallowed. Though Harvick finished third in the race at Homestead-Miami Speedway, he never led a lap. Denny Hamlin trailed champion Jimmie Johnson by 39 points, while Harvick finished 41 points behind. The five bonus points Harvick lost ended up being worth quite a lot of money. Back in control „ Richard Petty has regained control of the team officially known as Richard Petty Motorsports. Petty announced on Nov. 29 that he had joined an investment group consisting of himself, Medallion Financial Corporation and DGB Investments. Pettys role was described as being actively involved in overseeing day-to-day operations of the company.Ž h H d i k M Hendrick shuf ” es most of his deck By Monte DuttonNASCAR This WeekIts becoming the Annual Question That Doesnt Have an Answer. Who can beat Jimmie Johnson? The same driver has won five consecutive Sprint Cup championships. No one else in history has ever won more than three straight (Cale Yarborough, 1976-78). Johnsons five championships have been accompanied by five different runners-up: Matt Kenseth (2006), Jeff Gordon (2007), Carl Edwards (2008), Mark Martin (2009) and Denny Hamlin (2010). Only two drivers, Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt, ever won more championships „ seven, in both instances „ in their careers than Johnson has won in consecutive years. Only one other driver, Gordon, has ever won more than three. Gordon, Johnsons teammate at Hendrick Motorsports, won his fourth championship in 2001. Denny Hamlin and Kevin Harvick came close to putting an end to Johnsons streak this year. Hamlin won eight races, two more than Johnson, and trailed him by just 39 points at seasons end. Harvick was the series most consistent driver with 26 top-10 finishes, three more than Johnson. Who steps up next to challenge Johnson, who seems the perennial champion? Certainly Hamlin and Harvick, but Edwards, whose No. 99 Ford won the seasons final two races, will also enter the 2011 campaign with high aspirations, as will former champions Gordon (1995, 97-98, 2001), Tony Stewart (2002, 05), Kurt Busch (2004), Matt Kenseth (2003) and even Bobby Labonte (2000), who is moving into a new ride. What of Kyle Busch, who won a total of 24 races in NASCARs three major series, but only three in Cup? Or Dale Earnhardt Jr., still struggling after three years at Hendrick Motorsports? Or Mark Martin, who will be driving that teams No. 5 for the final year? One compelling long shot might be the 2009 Raybestos Rookie of the Year, Joey Logano, who hasnt yet made a Chase but who collected five top-10 finishes in the seasons final six races. The season just completed marked the closest margin of Johnsons five titles. Johnsons fifth marked Hendrick Motorsports 10th championship, equaling the total of Petty Enterprises, which won seven titles with Richard Petty and three with his father, Lee. Both are now enshrined in the NASCAR Hall of Fame.WHO STEPS UP TO THE JIMMIE JOHNSON PLATE?Possibilities abound, but who can pull it off?Photos by John Clark/ NASCAR This WeekCarl Edwards, top, and Denny Hamlin are two drivers who could possibly derail the history-making Jimmie Johnson train in 2011.

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SEBRING We hope y our Thanksgiving holiday w as a blessed and happy e vent. Does it seem possible C hristmas is but a month a way and the new year rapidl y approaching? Trust I am n ot the only one who finds t he years flying by much too, t oo fast. Many here enjoyed a d electable dinner at the clubh ouse while others traveled o r entertained family. The W yses entertained family m embers from Virginia and J acksonville; Ruth and H arold Lee entertain their n eighborhood family; Kim a nd hubby from Colorado are v isiting the Niedzielskis a f ew days. The Taylors have f amily visitors. Thanksgiving i s such a great family holid ay; one of the few times I'd l ike to be in the north count ry. Welcome to all as they s hare family time and our w onderful Florida weather. Ana and Antonio D eLaMata are moving into t he former Lee home on T own and Country B oulevard. Ana is Elsa D eGrande's (one of our park r esident's) daughter. We welc ome them and are happy E lsa will have family nearby. Our first breakfast of the s eason was a great success. W endy and her crew served s ausage gravy and biscuits, p ancakes, sausage and bevera ges to we hungry patrons. T hank you to all for the great c ooking and service. The w eekly Tuesday luncheon p roves to be a great hit. A ttendance varies with a high c ount of 47 persons on T uesday. You may get lucky a nd enjoy Dolly's potato s alad or a homemade dessert i n addition to the regular m eal. The men's breakfast group e njoyed their fellowship at B ob Evans on Nov. 17; park w omen joined for lunch at t he Red Lobster on the same d ate. Upcoming park events i nclude breakfast on Saturday, Dec. 4 from 8-9:30 a.m. French toast is on the menu. Homeowners Association meeting is on Monday, Dec. 6. Slate of new officers will be presented. Several will be attending the Christmas presentation, "Sounds of the Season," at Warner University on Dec. 3, 4 and 5. These young people present a wonderful inspirational Christmas program. A special evening boat tour out of Punta Gorda will be enjoyed by approximately 30 folks on Sunday, Dec. 12. Weekly activities continue as we continue to welcome our returning regular residents. Several of our park family are recuperating or back to normal activities. Becky Sims has returned to her employment; Shirley Young has endured the extended treatments from her shoulder surgery and walks around sling-free now. Shirley Lundgren is experiencing some spine problems but we anticipate she and Lee returning soon. Connie Mullen still experiences back problems and we all hope for a solution soon so she feels her normal outgoing self. Was great seeing Jim Burns out walking again but learn he has recently had a setback and hospitalized briefly. At the same time Ginny had out-patient surgery, which she recovers from. Joyce Glassbrook has been hospitalized at Lake Placid for several days, returning home prior to Thanksgiving. Agreat blessing to be home we're sure. Just learned Barbara Sims has had several ongoing problems. She has a fantastic attitude and we hope is well soon. Our best wishes to everyone as they rest and recuperate. We appreciate seeing Don Blonde actively participating in activities again. Keep up the good work, Don. Congratulations to Cathy Blaise, one of our new residents, on completing the CNAtraining and accepting employment in the health care field. We have several in the park Barbara Quinn, Cindy DiVietro, Judy Blose, Mary Legault and Debbie Brown, (apologies if I missed anyone) serving in health care. We commend each one for their service in a much needed profession. We also commend Hal Johnson's grandson, who successfully graduated from the police academy and has accepted employment as a deputy sheriff in the Atlanta area. We realize this is a dangerous field of employment and recognize the dedication required. Our granddaughter's husband is a deputy in a rural upstate New York county and we realize that tragedy and crime have no respect for communities, large or small; the risk is there for law enforcement. Many from our park community have been absorbed the past few weeks with the new addition on Town & Country Blvd.: Namely, a 2011, 28 x 48 Jacobson mobile home. I am sure the comments and observations of the onlookers would have provided great reading on Facebook or Twitter. It's amazing as we age how every day activities can provide such a great pastime for us. Our office advises the good news is the home may not even be listed "for sale" as they have prospective buyers. Debbie says the home should be available for occupancy before the year's end. Great news in Highlands County economy. Even though that particular home may not be offered for sale, we do have others just waiting for you to purchase and become a part of this fine park. If you missed the Highlands Little Theater production, "Oklahoma," you missed a great evening of singing and acting. I'm told the first Ghost Walk around Sebring was a great success also and provided a fun evening. 2011 probably will bring an expanded edition. Remember the upcoming Christmas parade downtown on Friday, Dec. 3. This is an entertaining evening so take your lawn chair and enjoy. A firm date has been set for the Highlands County Red Cross Garage Sale: Saturday, Feb. 12. Call the office at 3864440 for further details. Donations are welcome. December birthdays include: Jack Wilson, Barry Brown, Nancy Haag, Marie Barber, Virginia Burns, Shirleen Hedges, Lee Lundgren, Toby Chapel, Marie Taylor, Dick Kapp, Gary Lucas, Wendy Johnson, Janet Day, Cliff Kalybaba, Harold Lee and Helen Lucas. Believe December is our largest group of birthday folks. Ahappy day and upcoming year is our wish to all. LAKE PLACID Nov. 22 we gathered for our coed coffee. Our hosts were Alice Fazio, who was assisted by Burt Pritchett. Our emcee was Peggy Sue Teague, who opened the meeting with a cute little joke and then introduced our park manager, George Susco. George told the residents that the tree cutting company is still doing the palms and following that they will cut and trim other trees throughout the park, especially those with branches. He also told the residents that there would be no mowing in the park during Thanksgiving week and asked that they not overwater their lawns. He also mentioned if anyone wants to use the clubhouse for a special occasion, they should check with Lynn at the office first so there will not be any conflicting engagements. Peggy Sue introduced Kathleen and Clyde George, who just returned from Ohio. We are also happy to welcome back Nella and Jim Tenbroeke from Hudsonville, Mich.; also John and Sherry along with her mom Wilma from Upstate New York and Heather Smutty from Westerville, Ohio. We also have a visitor, Linda Culpepper from Lainsburg, Mich., where her husband Jim is the mayor. She is the daughter of David and Laura Bailie. She is also here to visit her sister, Laura Vaccarello and her family. Carol Noel told the group that Doris Barriga is now home from the hospital. She read a lovely thank you note from Winifred Thayer regarding their thoughts and prayers during Ed's recuperation. Also Ruth Hacket passed away. She was in Rosewood Nursing Home in Lake Placid. Carol also asked that the addresses of our servicemen and women are correct, since they will be sending out the Christmas boxes by the beginning of December. The Military Soup and Sandwich will be Sunday, Dec. 12 and they will be serving onion soup or chicken soup and meatball sandwich. Cost is $5. The pancake breakfast will be Saturday, Dec. 4 from 8-10 a.m. Cost is $3. Marge Perry announced that the Trash and Treasure party will be Saturday, Dec. 11 beginning at 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. The tables for displaying your items are all sold out. Brenda Knoche told the residents they can donate items for NuHope. Arlene Dammer is getting ready to start the phone directory. Fred White is having a meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 7 regarding instructions on the computers. Laura Bailie led us in song as she read the names of individuals celebrating their birthdays the week of Nov. 23-28. We all sang to David Bailie, Phyllis Beck and Jim Witten. She then read the names of couples celebrating their anniversaries, however no one was present. She thanked Laura for providing the music. Nov. 21 we had our Ladi es Coffee. Our hosts were Car ol Noel and Jean Noyes. O ur emcee was Marilyn Crome r. We had 21 women presen t. Carol Noel gave the Sunshi ne Report and she has sign-u p sheets on the table for all to sign. It was the same as Monday's report, with t he exception of Patty Woo d, who is having shoulder su rgery. The women really g ot busy and made 154 litt le candy and cookie turkeys f or Thanksgiving table favor s. We all had fun doing them We discussed a cook ie exchange where you ma ke three dozen cookies an d exchange them with yo ur neighbors for a wonderf ul assortment of homema de cookies. Then we talk ed about art lessons at the clu bhouse. Our Ladies Day O ut Christmas party will be Tuesday, Dec. 21 at the T ea Room and Golf Resort, so circle your calendars an d plan to attend. Nov. 25, Thanksgivin g Day, the committee in char ge of special events served 17 0 turkey dinners. According to the cooks, they baked 1 4 turkeys and two large ham s. Everyone said the meal w as delicious and included all t he traditional foods that go wi th Thanksgiving dinner s: mashed potatoes, dressin g, gravy, rolls, pumpkin pi es and other desserts. The com mittee served 72 people wh o came back for leftover turk ey sandwiches. Now everybod y is talking about their diet (o h well, why spoil a great day ). Woodhaven Estates bridge scoresSEBRING Here are t he party bridge scores f or Woodhaven Estates. N o duplicate bridge this week. The winners were: Fir st place, Louise Perkins; secon d place, Margaret Alliston; an d third place, Jeanne Sisson. www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, December 1, 2010Page 5B First Baptist Church Sebring FloridaDATES:Thursday,Dec.9 Friday,Dec.10 Sunday,Dec.12 7:00 p.m.(Doors open at 6:30 p.m.)Tickets Available at Church Office! 200 E.Center Ave. Sebring 385-5154 YOUOWEITTO YOURSELFTO HEARBETTER.Every hearing aid in the family has been designed to perform in the most challenging listening situations. Whether youre active and on the go, or living life at a more leisurely pace, theres an hearing aid that “ts the way you live. 130 S. Commerce Ave. Sebring, Florida863-385-3497Mon. 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A merican Legion Post 69AVON PARK District 8 A merican Legion has a ppointed Charles Rooney of P ost 69 Avon Park members hip and DMS chairman for t he 2010-2011 year. It is the g oal to promote membership a nd help veterans and those s erving on active duty. Any veteran interested in j oining or transferring to a l ocal post, call the Avon P ark (453-4553), Sebring ( 471-1448) or Lake Placid ( 465-0975) posts. TOPS FL 487SEBRING The Nov. 24 m eeting of TOPS FL487 h ad eight TOPS and seven K OPS giving the pledges. T he chapter welcomed back B erniece Arnholt and Wilda B ecker. Best Loser was Ginna M eissner with a loss of 2.25 p ounds. Yes-Yeses were to e at slowly, curb cravings w ith a dill pickle, stuff the t urkey not yourself, food c hart and water. The Mystery Gift has r eturned and spent T hanksgiving with Ginna M eissner. Wilda Becker u nwrapped The Attendance B ox and found more wrapp ings. There were seven winners i n the 25-cent contest of 35 c ents each and Marge K ingston won a $1.40 in the 1 0-cent contest. Marge Kingston gave the p rogram on "Top 10 Healthy W eight Tips" from the TOPS The Choice is Mine" with a g roup discussion following. TOPS FL 632SEBRING TOPS Club 6 32 meets every Monday at F irst Baptist Church of Lake J osephine. Weigh-in begins a t 2:30 p.m. and ends at 3:10 p .m. The meeting begins at 3 :30 p.m. and lasts approxim ately one hour. For more i nformation, contact Judy O 'Boyle at 260-0831. O'Boyle called the meeti ng to order and said that t his would be a shorter meeti ng than usual in order to h ave the Cup Auction. The program was presente d by Donna Raaf. Weight l oss is not accomplished by m iracle cures, special p otions or the latest gadget o n TV. Weight loss is accomp lished by changing our lives and daily routines and it's "one day at a time." Karen Goodwin called the roll with 39 members present. The Best Loser of the Week was a tie between O'Boyle and Jackie Perko. Betty Sndyer received her award for being the Best Loser in October. Ruth Sndyer received her fiveyear KOPS charm and Joan Dunn, her seven-year KOPS charm. Yes-Yeses for the coming week are portion control and asparagus and the no-no is pie crust. Linda Haidle won the four-week Travel Gift and June Elam's name was drawn for the next Travel Gift. O'Boyle announced a Christmas contest will begin next week chaired by Jo Ann Edson. Special to the News-SunLAKE PLACID The N ovember luncheon meeting o f the GFWC Lake Placid W oman's Club had a Special g uest speaker, Jackie Pierce, t he 2006-2008 International P resident of General F ederation of Women's C lubs. She received a standing o vation as she was introd uced by Rose Mary Pinto a nd another standing ovation a fter she ended her talk. She h as a special place in her h eart for domestic violence a wareness, which is a special p roject with the Federation. As Pierce spoke, every eye i n the room was riveted on h er. She truly speaks from the h eart. She told a few stories o f abused women being s aved through the efforts ( sometimes very small donat ions) of other club women w ho did not know each other o r their circumstances, but cared for one another. Her stories ended without a dry eye in the clubhouse. All women are encouraged to stand up against abuse of any kind. One story about an abused woman was particularly heart wrenching. Awoman endured abuse for many years because the next day her husband would say he was sorry and send her flowers. She was finally killed by him and everyone said she had been lucky because he sent her flowers. Obviously, she suffered in silence. Perhaps if she had shared her troubles and asked other women for help, she might still be alive today. Pinto invited Pierce to come over from Naples to speak. Terry Reese, first vice-president, conducted the meeting in the absence of the president and did an outstanding job with poise and grace. The International Affairs department served a traditional turkey dinner complete with pumpkin pie. And, of course, Barbara Million did her usual great job decorating the tables. Members wore purple to promote domestic violence awareness. The December meeting will be a celebration of Christmas with no business conducted and the catered meal will be provided by Hartzels. Tickets are available. Call Jeanne Johnson at 465-9508. www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, December 1, 2010Page 7B SUPPORTYOUR 385-3497HIGHLANDS COUNTYS OLDEST ESTABLISHED HEARING AID OFFICE130 S. Commerce Ave. Sebring Mon. 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She h as worked with some of t he most recognizable make-u p lines in the business, i .e. Chanel, Lancome and Di or as a senior make up artist in charge of instruction s, bridal/special events mak eup and runway shows f or major fashion designer s, photo shoots and comme rcials. For more informatio n, contact Diana Albritto n, LCWfounder, at 381-817 0 or www.lunchclubwedne sday.com. Latest holiday make-up looks shared at Lunch Club Courtesy pho to This month's Rise and Shine' speaker and Lunch Club Wednesday member Yolanda Ayala with Perfect Weigh, a new weigh loss center and medical spa. Snapshots The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN

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Page 8BNews-SunWednesday, December 1, 2010www.newssun.com 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. T ODAY Adult Children of A lcoholics and Dysfunctional F amilies. New Life Group m eets Wednesdays at 11:30 a .m. at Grace Bible Church, 4 453 Thunderbird Road, S ebring. Call 446-0461. For d etails on the organization, go t o www.adultchildren.org. American Legion Post 25 L ake Placid has lounge hours f rom 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Burgers s erved from 5-7 p.m. Live m usic is from 5-8 p.m. Call 4 65-7940. American Legion Post 74 o pen noon to 8 p.m. Hot dogs s erved. Happy Hour 4-6 p.m. C all 471-1448. Avon Park Noon Rotary C lub meets noon, Rotary Club B uilding, corner of Verona A venue and Pine Street. BALANCE, Lives in T ransition, Inc. Qi-GONG R elaxation classes every W ednesday from 2:45-3 p.m. A ll classes and support groups a re at 4023 Sun 'N Lake Blvd., S ebring. Call 386-5687. Balance Transitions ( Support Group For People S uffering From Mental I llness) m eets every Wednesday at 1 p .m. at 4023 Sun 'N Lake B lvd., Sebring. Call 386-5687. Bridge Club of Sebring ( American Contract Bridge C lub)plays duplicate games at 1 2:30 p.m. at 347 Fernleaf A ve., Sebring. Call 385-8118. The Bridgettes meet at 1 2:15 p.m. at Sebring R ecreation Center to play b ridge. Call Sandra Yates at 6 55-5815. Christian Fellowship Group m eets 7 p.m. Call 381-9005 or 3 81-9007. Country Swingers has d ances at the Sebring R ecreation Club, 333 P omegranate Ave., Sebring. M embership is required. B eginners dancing from 5:156 :15 p.m. Advanced dancing is f rom 6:30-8:30 p.m. New d ances taught every other w eek. Call 655-2398. Gold Wing Road Riders A ssociation meets at 6 p.m. f irst Wednesday at Homer's S morgasbord in Sebring. Call H arold Francis at (954) 4614 346.Heartland Horses & H andicapped Inc. is offering p ony rides every Monday and W ednesday from 4:30-6:30 p .m., weather permitting. $5 d onation per child. Call 4520 006 for more information. All p roceeds raised support our f ree equine assisted riding prog ram for adults and children w ith special needs, which r esumes in September. Heartland Talk of the Town T oastmasters meet the first a nd third Wednesday from 6-7 p .m. at Century 21 Advanced A ll-Service Realty, 1843 U.S. 2 7 North in Sebring. The web a ddress is w ww.toastmasters.org. For i nformation call Cathy Schreima a t 382-3574 or Linda Udall at 3 86-6495. Highlands County N arcotics Anonymous meets at 8 p.m. at the Lakeside house, 1513 S. Highlands Ave., AvonPark. Call the 24-hour hotline 1-800-850-7347 or (941) 616-0460. Highlands Senior Center is open every Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at their new clubhouse, 3400 Sebring Parkway (the old Lions Club). Two live bands to dance to and great lunches. All area seniors are invited to join the festivities. Call 386-0752. Highlands Shrine Club, 2606 State Road 17 South, Avon Park (between Avon Park and Sebring) meets from 8:3010:30 a.m. for coffee and doughnuts and socializing for members and any interested person. Call 382-2208. Kiwanis Club of Sebring meets every Wednesday at noon at Homer's Restaurant. Call Grace Plants 273-1421 for more information. Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2661 is open to members and their guests. Shuffleboard is at 1:30 p.m. Mah-Jong from 1-5 p.m. Lounge opens at 12:30 p.m. Call 465-2661. Lake Placid Moose plays cards at night. Open to members and qualified guests only. Lake Placid Loyal Order of the Moose meets at 7:30 p.m. the first Wednesday at the lodge. Loyal Order of Moose Highlands County Lodge No. 2494, 1318 W Bell St., Avon Park. Dinner served every Wednesday from 5:30-6:30 p.m.Lodge phone number 4520579. Narcotics Anonymous Never Alone Candlelight meets at 7 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. Over The Hill Gang meets 10:15 a.m., Jim's Pistolarrow Range for target shooting. Call 655-4505. Rotary Club of Lake Placid (Morning Rotary) meets at 6:44 a.m. at The Heron's Garden, 501 U.S. 27 North, Lake Placid, just north of the Tower. Visiting Rotarians always welcome. Coffee only is $2; full breakfast is $7. Call 465-4834. Scottish American Society of the Highlands meets first Wednesday in the First Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall, corner of Franklin and Poinsettia streets, Sebring. Gathering starts at 7 p.m., meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. Anyone of Scottish heritage or with an interest in Scottish culture can attend. Call Joe and Ria Campbell at 471-9438. Sebring Doll Club meets at 10:30 a.m. the first Wednesday at St. John's Methodist Church in Sebring. Call 465-0480. Sebring Downtown Merchants and Professionals Association meets 5 p.m. at the Cat House Restaurant, Sebring on first Wednesday. Sebring Eagles Club 4240 joint officers meet at 6 p.m. first Monday. Pizza and darts is at 7:30 p.m. at the club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring. Call 6554007. Auxiliary meeting at 7 p.m. the first and third Wednesday at the club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring. Call 6554007. Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 hosts Wacky Wednesday from 5-6:30 p.m. serving a varied menu of food for $5 and special drink prices. Lounge open from 3-10 p.m. Open to Elk members and guests. Music provided from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Smokefree environment. Call 4713557. Sebring Jaycees meets 7:30 p.m., Jaycees Clubhouse, State Road 17, Sebring. Sebring Kiwanis meets noon, Homer's Smorgasbord, Sebring. Sebring Library has storytime at 10 a.m. for ages 3-5 except during holidays. Sebring Moose Lodge 2259 serves hamburgers, fries and fish sandwiches from 5-7 p.m. at 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. Beef franks and Italian sausages served from 1 p.m. to closing. There will be music from 4:307:30 p.m. Call 655-3920. Sebring Recreation Club has ice cream shuffleboard at 1:15 p.m. at 333 Pomegranate Ave., Sebring. Call 385-2966. Suicide and Sudden Death Grief Support group meets every Wednesday, 6 p.m., at Unity Life Enrichment Center, 10417 Orange Blossom Blvd, Sebring. Facilitated by licensed therapist. Call 381-4410. Sun N'Lakes Lake Placid Recreation District hosts a card party on first Wednesday at the Sun 'N Lakes South Community Center, 440 S Sun N Lakes Blvd., Lake Placid. A full lunch is served. Cost is $5. Put players together for a table and call 465-2850 for reservations and further information. Take Off Pounds Sensibly FL487 meets at 9 a.m. at Whispering Pines Baptist Church, 303 White Pine Drive, Sebring. Call 382-7716 or 3149485. Veterans of Foreign WarsPost 3800 plays poker at 2 p.m. at the post, 1224 County Road 621 East, Lake Placid. For more details, call 699-5444. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4300 plays euchre at 6:30 p.m. at the post, 2011 SE Lakeview Drive, Sebring. Service officer at post 12-3 p.m. Call 385-8902. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9853 Auxiliary meets at 2 p.m. first Wednesday at the post, 75 N. Olivia Drive, Avon Park. 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. Young Artists String Orchestra (YASO) rehearses each Wednesday at 5:15 p.m. at Lake Placid Church of the Nazarene (512 W. Interlake). We are looking for violin, viola, cello, and string bass players to be a part of this orchestra. For information, call Diane Osborne, conductor, at 6594541 or (503) 709-1440.THURSDAY Alzheimer's Association Support Group meets from 12 p.m. and from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Sebring Christian Church on Hammock Road. Call Lisa Rodriguez at 385-3444. American Legion Placid Post 25 Lake Placid has lounge hours 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Card games played at 1 p.m. Pool tournament is 7 p.m. Call 465-7940. American Legion Post 74 open noon to 8 p.m. Customer Appreciation Day. Free food. Happy hour all day. Call 4711448. Bravehearts, an Ala-Non support group, meets from 1-2 p.m. at Spring Lake Presbyterian Church. Call 6553274. Bridge Club of Sebring (American Contract Bridge Club)plays novice duplicate games at 12:30 p.m. at 347 Fernleaf Ave., Sebring, November through May. Call 385-8118. Central Avon Park Jaycees meets 8 p.m., first and third Thursday, city recreation building, North Verona Avenue, Avon Park. Fibromyalgia Recovery Support Group meetings are the first Thursday of every month. The introductory video is shown at 12:30 p.m. Returning members will join in at 2 p.m. The group meets at the Union Congregational Church, 106 N. Butler, Avon Park. For more information call 386-5017. Fletcher Music Club meets every Thursday and Tuesday at Fletcher Music Center in Lakeshore Mall, Sebring. For more details, call 385-3288. Harmony Hoedowners Square Dance Club offers beginning dance lessons for new and returning dancers from 4-6 p.m. Thursday, and classes for last year's dancers from 2-4 p.m. at Reflections On Silver Lake in Avon Park. For more information, call Sam Dunn at 382-6792 or e-mail him at samdunn@samdunn.net.Heartland Horses & Handicapped Inc. provides free assisted riding sessions for adults and children with special needs from 9-11 a.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday at 118 W. College Drive, AvonPark. For details or to volunteer, call Mary McClelland, coordinator, 4520006. Highlands County Corvette Club meets 7:30 p.m., first Thursday. For more details, call Walt Blakeslee, 471-9829. Highlands County Genealogical Society meets at 1 p.m. first Thursday, October throughMay, in the Sebring Library. Volunteers help people research family history from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. Call 471-2734, 465-6763 or 452-5939. The Web site iswww.heartlineweb.org/hcgs/. Highlands County Narcotics Anonymous meets at 8 p.m. at St. Agnes Episcopal Church on Lakeview Drive in Sebring. Call the 24hour hotline 1-800-850-7347 or (941) 616-0460. Highlands County Ostomy Support Group meets from 12-2 p.m. first Thursday at Homer's Smorgasbord. Members purchase own lunch. Call Myrtle Pence at 655-4887 or Paul Orth at 386-0287 or email: orthfam@strato.net Highlands Little Theatre's general membership meeting is first Thursday. Social hour is at 6 p.m. Meeting is at 7 p.m. Highlands Pedalers a local bicycle club, meets at 7 p.m. first Thursday at Kenilworth Lodge, Sebring. For details, log ontowww.highlandspedalers.com. Highlands Little Theatre general membership meets first Thursday at 356 W. Center Ave., Sebring. Social hour is at 6 p.m. with the meeting at 7 p.m. New members are welcome. Call 385-2175. Hope Hospice grief support group meets at 2 p.m. every Thursday at Reflections on Silver Lake community/activities hall in Avon Park; and at 6 p.m. every Thursday at Woody's RV Resort clubhouse/activities hall in Sebring. Call 370-0312. Greater Kenilworth Neighborhood Watch will now be meeting at the Military Sea Services Museum at the corner of Kenilworth Boulevard and Roseland Avenue, the first Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2661 has lounge hours beginning at 1 p.m. Card games and bingo are at 6 p.m. with burgers, sandwiches and desserts served. The lodge is open to members and their guests. Call 465-2661. Lake Placid Moose serves burgers, jumbo hot dogs and fries at 6 p.m. Music provided from 5:30-9 p.m. Darts at 7:30 p.m. Open to members and qualified guests only. Lake Placid Noon Rotary Club meets at noon at Peppercorn's, 525 W. Interlake Blvd. For more information, including how to order lunch in advance, call Forrest Steele at 465-0113. Lake Placid Woodcarvers meet from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Cultural Center, 127 Dal Hall Blvd. For information call Dan Daszek at 465-7730. Lifeline Home Health Care offers blood pressure screening 10 a.m. to noon every first Thursday at Publix Supermarket, Southgate Shopping Center, Sebring. Lorida Teens (TLT), a newly formed part of the Greater Lorida Community Club, meets at 7 p.m. Thursdays to play softball, volleyball and a variety of other sports. Teens are encouraged to come to the community center. Loyal Order of Moose Highlands County Lodge No. 2494, 1318 W Bell St., Avon Park. Tacos and wings served every Thursday from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Cards at 6:30 p.m. Lodge phone number 452-0579. Moms Together AMoms Group Shattering the Superwoman Myth! Join our moms group the first and third Thursday at First Baptist Church of Sebring from 6-7:30 p.m. Childcare is provided for children to age 12. Call the church office at 3855154 or Rebekah 314-9336. Narcotics Anonymous Take It Easy Group meets at 8 p.m. at St. Agnes Episcopal Church, 3840 Lakeview Drive, Sebring. For information call Heartland area helpline (863) 683-0630. More information on other meetings and events at www.naflheartland.org. New Beginnings a support group for people with traumatic brain injury and their family members, meets at 6 p.m. every first Thursday (October through April) at the office of Handicapped Americans Love of Life Organization, 112 Medical Center Ave., Sebring. Refreshments will be served. Call 385-1196 or e-mail tohallo@tnni.net. Overeaters Anonymous meets from 4-5 p.m. every Thursday at Ridge Area Arc Cafeteria, 120 W. College Drive. No dues, fees or weighins. Visit www.FloridaRidge Intergroup.com. Call 414-3172. Visit www.oa.org for more information on OA. Overeaters Anonymous meets from 5:30-6:30 p.m. every Thursday at Wauchula Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 205 S. 11th Ave., Wauchula. N o dues, fees or weigh-ins. Visit www.FloridaRidge Intergroup.com. Call (863) 773 5714. Placid Lakes Bridge Club meets 6-9 p.m. at Placid Lake s Town Hall, 2010 Placid Lakes Blvd. Call 465-4888. Pine Ridge Promenaders will be dancing from 7:30-9:30 p.m. at the Sunshine RV Park recreation hall located 1,000 yards east of U.S. 27 on State Road 70. For more details, ca ll Dan or Nell Sherman at 4652481 or 243-9676. Sebring Breakfast Lions Club meets 7 a.m. at Dot's Restaurant in Sebring Square For information, call 471-0118 Sebring Chapter 126 Orde r of Eastern Star meets at 7:30 p.m. first and third Thursday a t the Masonic Lodge on Home Avenue in Sebring. There are no meetings fromJuly through September. Call the Worthy Matron Jo Carney at 655-0371 Sebring Country Estates Civic Association hosts Ladies Cards at 12:30 p.m. every Thursday. Business meeting every second Thursday at 7 p.m. Carry-in dinner every fourth Thursday a t 6 p.m. Membership is $10 per person. Located at 3240 Gran d Prix Drive. For all residents of Sebring Country Estates and Grand Prix Heights subdivision Public rentals available for spe cial events. Call 385-9109. Sebring Eagles Club 4240 serves hamburgers and french fries from 5-7 p.m. Music is from 6-9 p.m. at the club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring. Call 655-4007. Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 meets 7 p.m. first and third Thursdays at the lodge on the corner of Lakeview Drive and Kenilworth Boulevard, Sebring Smoke-free environment. Call 385-8647 or 382-0339 for mor e details. Sebring Moose Lodge 225 9 has joint officers meeting at 7 p.m. at 11675 U.S. 98, Sebrin g. Beef franks and Italian sausages served from 1 p.m. to closing. Call 655-3920. Sebring Rhythm Cloggers dance at 6:30 p.m. at Highlands Hammock State Park Recreation Room in Sebring. If interested, call 382 3735 or 382-6973. Sebring Sunrise Rotary Club meets 7 a.m., Sebring Elks Club, corner of Kenilwort h Boulevard and Southeast Lakeview Drive. Sweet Adeline's Show Chorus meets at 7 p.m. every Thursday in the AvonPark Rotary Club, 20 S. Verona Ave Call Jeanne Parzygnat at 699 0743; Bette Killeen at 446-310 6 or Anita Helbig at 452-1927. Tender Touch Support Group meets 7 p.m., first and third Thursdays, Marge Brewster Center, 155 U.S. 27 N., Sebring. Take Off Pounds Sensibly meets at Venus United Methodist Church, 962 County Road 731, Venus. Weigh in is from 5-5:30 p.m. Meeting is from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Call 4659165 for details. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3880 1224 County Road 621 East, Lake Placid. The men's auxiliary meets at 7 p.m the first Thursday. For more details, call 699-5444. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4300 serves hamburgers from 12-2:30 and plays bingo at 2 p.m. at the post, 2011 SE Lakeview Drive, Sebring. For more details call 385-8902. Veterans of Foreign Wars COMMUNITYCALENDAR

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Gunner AllenFaith Entwistle and B ryan Allen of Sebring a nnounce the birth of a s on, Gunner Vitale, at 8:51 a .m. on Nov. 24, 2010 at H ighlands Regional M edical Center, Sebring. Gunner weighed 9 p ounds, 11 ounces and m easured 22 inches in l ength. Maternal grandmother is R achel Quick. Paternal grandmother is D ebra Allen. Liliana EspinozaElisia Espinoza of Lake P lacid announces the birth o f a daughter, Liliana N icole, on Nov. 17, 2010 a t Florida Hospital H eartland Medical Center, S ebring. Liliana weighed 6 p ounds, 10 ounces and m easured 20 inches in l ength. Maternal grandparents a re Elsie and Jesus E spinoza of Lake Placid. Gabriel FosterNicole and Michael F oster of Sebring announce t he birth of a son, Gabriel A lan, at 3:55 a.m. on Nov. 2 0, 2010 at Highlands R egional Medical Center, S ebring. Gabriel weighed 8 p ounds, 5.5 ounces and m easured 21 inches in l ength. Maternal grandmother is T heresa Hunt. Paternal grandparents a re Rob and Debbie Raab.Samera GrantDorothy and Jo Grant Jr. o f Sebring announce the b irth of a daughter, Samera N y'Keria Elizabeth, at 1 0:26 a.m. on Nov. 14, 2 010 at Florida Hospital H eartland Medical Center, S ebring. Samera weighed 6 p ounds, 8 ounces and m easured 19 inches in l ength. Maternal grandmother is I ristine Mitchell of Tampa. Paternal grandparents a re Charlotte Lewis and J .D. Grant of Sebring. A dailyn HiltonCourtney Stuitz and B illy Hilton of Wauchula a nnounce the birth of a d aughter, Adailyn Leigh, at 7 :52 p.m. on Nov. 19, 2010 a t Florida Hospital H eartland Medical Center, S ebring. Adailyn weighed 9 p ounds, 3 ounces and m easured 22.25 inches in l ength. Maternal grandparents a re Stacia Stuitz and John S tuitz of Muncie, Ind. Paternal grandparents a re Lucy Hilton and D ennis Hilton of W auchula.Susie LocklearTabitha Nilsen and E ddie Locklear of Lake P lacid announce the birth o f a daughter, Susie Scott, a t 11:19 p.m. on Nov. 18, 2 010 at Florida Hospital H eartland Medical Center, S ebring. Susie weighed 8 pounds a nd measured 21 inches in l ength. Maternal grandparents a re Jackeline and Jim G rway of Davenport, C harles and Ronda Nilsen o f Lake Placid. Paternal grandparents a re Brenda Brown of Lake P lacid and Edward L ocklear.Cheyanne MyersBrandy Deere and C hadwick Myers of S ebring announce the birth o f a daughter, Cheyanne Marie, on Nov. 19, 2010 at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Sebring. Cheyanne weighed 6 pounds, 15 ounces and measured 19.5 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Janna Bolen and Floyd Deere. Paternal grandfather is King Solomon Myers. Adriana Pabon Krystle and Rafael Pabon of Sebring announce the birth of a daughter, Adriana Navaeh, at 5:08 a.m. on Nov. 27, 2010 at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Sebring. Adriana weighed 6 pounds, 5 ounces and measured 19 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Carmen Gonzalez and Alberto Gonzalez. Paternal grandparents are Rafael Pabon and Jannette Pabon.Samuel RodriguezGlennis Concepcion and Jeffrey Rodriguez of Sebring announce the birth of a son, Samuel A., at 5:17 a.m. on Nov. 23, 2010 at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Sebring. Samuel weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces and measured 20.5 inches in length.Walter Russ Jr.Jennifer and Walter Russ of Avon Park announce the birth of a son, Walter Allen Jr., at 10:26 p.m. on Nov. 9, 2010 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center, Sebring. Walter weighed 5 pounds, 9 ounces and measured 20 inches in length. Maternal grandmother is Beth Garcia of Palm Bay. Paternal grandmother is Lizzie Smallwood of Lyons, N.Y.Kameron SmithDawn and James Smith Sr. of Wauchula announce the birth of a daughter, Kameron Denise, at 8:12 p.m. on Nov. 18, 2010 at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Sebring. Kameron weighed 8 pounds, 6 ounces and measured 20.5 inches in length.Tatelynne WoodwardTia Hodges and Bruce Woodward of Sebring announce the birth of a daughter, Tatelynne Riley, at 3:53 p.m. on Nov. 19, 2010 at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Sebring. Tatelynne weighed 8 pounds, 3 ounces and measured 20.5 inches in length. Maternal grandfather is Rick Hodges. Paternal grandparents are Kim Woodward and Bruce Woodward. www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, December 1, 2010Page 9B CELEBRATIONS Special to the News-SunSEBRING Kiwanis Club of Sebring members Dave Hourigan, Rita Vowels, Alan Kent and Grace Plants visited the Kiwanis Club of Arcadia for the Lt. Governor Mary Crowder's official visit. Crowder announced a division-wide fundraiser that will take place the first of April 2011. The funds raised will be used to support the Eliminate Project. Kiwanis and UNICEF have joined forces to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus. This deadly disease steals the lives of 60,000 innocent babies and 30,000 mothers each year. The effects of the disease are excruciating tiny newborn babies suffer repeated, painful convulsions and extreme sensitivity to light and touch. To eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus from the Earth by 2015, 129 million mothers and their future babies must be immunized. This requires vaccines, syringes, safe storage, transportation, thousands of skilled staff and more. It will take $110 million and the dedicated work of UNICEF and every member of the Kiwanis family. The Kiwanis motto is "Serving the Children of the World." Kiwanis International includes 8,400 clubs with more than 270,000 members in 96 nations. Last year, Kiwanis clubs donated more than $100 million and almost six million volunteer hours for community service projects. The Kiwanis Club of Sebring meets eve ry Wednesday at noon at Homer's Restaurant. F or more information abo ut Kiwanis, call preside nt Michelle McMahon at 38 14215 or Grace Plants at 27 31421. Kiwanis go to Arcadia for official visit CLUBS&ORGANIZATIONS Courtesy pho to Kiwanis Club of Sebring members Dave Hourigan (from left), Rita Vowels, Alan Kent and Grace Plants visited the Kiwanis Club of Arcadia for the Lt. Governor Mary Crowder's (center) official visit. Courtesy photo Lake Placid Elks Lodge Lady Elk of the Month is Norma Sheeran. Sheeran has been a corresponding secretary for several years, along with her job of membership renewals, thank you notes, and volunteering for lodge events. Courtesy pho to Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2661 Elk of the Month for November is John Grant. John is the Lodge handy man, sets up and works with the Ladies on the Strawberry Booth. does Special Events, Breakfast and as Secretary of the PER's he coordinates the 20/20 Programs. John served on all of the chairs including Esquire. John is Chairman of the Community Awards again this year. John is truly a great Elk. Elks of the Month The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN NEWS-SUN

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Breakfasts and lunches being served in the Highlands County School District for the remainder of this school week include: HIGH SCHOOLS Wednesday Breakfast Breakfast pizza, hash brown patty, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, apricot cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Lunch Chili, saltine crackers, burger, cheeseburger, hot and spicy chicken sandwich, grilled chicken sandwich, Mama Sofia's cheese pizza, Mama Sofia's pepperoni pizza, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, PBJ sandwich meal, chef salad meal, baked buffalo chips, mixed vegetables, carrots and dip, vanilla clodhoppers, diced pears, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Thursday Breakfast Breakfast frittata, hash brown patty, breakfast pizza, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, peach cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Lunch Tacos, salsa, yellow rice, burger, cheeseburger, chicken patty on bun, Mama Sofia's cheese pizza, Mama Sofia's pepperoni pizza, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, PBJ sandwich meal, chef salad meal, great northern beans, cheddar cheese stick, rosy applesauce, cut fresh fruit, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Friday Breakfast Sausage biscuit, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, string cheese, strawberry cup, assorted juices, assorted fresh fruit, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Lunch Asian chicken nuggets, salsa, dinner roll, burger, cheeseburger, chicken patty on bun, Mama Sofia's cheese pizza, Mama Sofia's pepperoni pizza, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, PBJ sandwich meal, chef salad meal, baked french fries, corn, carrots and dip, tossed salad, chocolate chip cookie, diced peaches, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. ACADEMY SCHOOLS Wednesday Lunch Chili, saltine crackers, baked buffalo chips, mixed vegetables, vanilla clodhoppers, assorted juice, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Thursday Lunch Tacos, taco toppers, salsa, yellow rice, great northern beans, carrots and dip, cut fresh fruit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Friday Lunch Chicken tenders, dinner roll, Sun Chips, tossed salad, diced peaches, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. MIDDLE SCHOOLS Wednesday Breakfast Breakfast pizza, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, apricot cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Breakfast on the Patio: Breakfast pizza, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Lunch Chili, saltine crackers, burger, cheeseburger, hot and spicy chicken sandwich, grilled chicken sandwich, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, PBJ sandwich meal, chef salad meal, baked buffalo chips, mixed vegetables, carrots and dip, vanilla clodhoppers, diced pears, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Thursday Breakfast Breakfast frittata, hash brown patty, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, peach cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Breakfast on the Patio: Chicken biscuit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Lunch Tacos, salsa, yellow rice, burger, cheeseburger, chicken patty on bun, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, PBJ sandwich meal, chef salad meal, great northern beans, cheddar cheese stick, rosy applesauce, cut fresh fruit, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Friday Breakfast Sausage biscuit, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, string cheese, strawberry cup, assorted juice, assorted fresh fruit, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Breakfast on the Patio: Sausage biscuit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Lunch Mama Sofia's pepperoni pizza, Mama Sofia's cheese pizza, burger, cheeseburger, chicken tenders, salsa, dinner roll, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, chef salad plate, PBJ sandwich meal, corn, carrots and dip, tossed salad, chocolate chip cookie, diced peaches, assorted juices, assorted fresh fruit, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS Wednesday Breakfast Breakfast pizza, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, apricot cup, assorted fresh fruit, apple juice, grape juice, orange juice, fruit blend juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Breakfast in the Classroom: Hard cooked egg, giant graham, apple juice, chocolate milk, chicken biscuit, grape juice. Lunch Beefaroni, dinner roll, Uncrustable PBJ sandwich, turkey chef salad, broccoli, diced pears, black forest cake, very berry juice bar, apple juice, grape juice, orange juice, fruit blend juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Thursday Breakfast Breakfast frittata, hash brown patty, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, peach cup, assorted fresh fruit, apple juice, grape juice, orange juice, fruit blend juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Breakfast in the Classroom: Sausage biscuit, apricot cup, chocolate milk, Ultimate Breakfast Round, orange juice. Lunch Tacos, taco toppers, salsa, yellow rice, Uncrustable PBJ sandwich, ham chef salad, corn great northern beans, fruit cocktail cup, very berry juice bar, apple juice, grape juice, orange juice, fruit blend juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Friday Breakfast Sausage biscuit, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, string cheese, strawberry cup, assorted fresh fruit, apple juice, grape juice, orange juice, fruit blend juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Breakfast in the Classroom: Ultimate Breakfast Round, orange juice, chocolate milk, sausage biscuit, apricot cup. Lunch Mama Sofia's pepperoni pizza, Mama Sofia's cheese pizza, Uncrustable PBJ sandwich, turkey chef salad, corn cobbettes, chocolate chip cookie, diced peaches, fresh apple slices, apple juice, grape juice, orange juice, fruit blend juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. KINDERGARTEN LEARNING CENTER Wednesday Lunch Macaroni and cheese, dinner roll, Uncrustable PBJ sandwich, broccoli, diced pears, black forest cake, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Thursday Lunch Tacos, taco toppers, salsa, yellow rice, Uncrustable PBJ sandwich, corn fruit cocktail cup, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. 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By LEANNE ITALIE Associated PressRabbi Mark Sobel, the spiritual l eader of a Reform-rooted synag ogue in Burbank, Calif., enjoys winter" carols come Hanukkah and C hristmastime, but this year is a litt le different. The Jewish faith's eight days of c andle lighting, prayers, latkes and d reidel fun begins today, before caro lers get in the swing and so soon a fter Thanksgiving there might just b e some leftovers still in the fridge. Hanukkah's on the early side o n the Gregorian calendar anyway along with other major Jewish o bservances this year. Some Jews are looking forward t o a little distance between H anukkah and the Christmas madn ess. It helps, they said, in staving o ff the perception that the Festival o f Lights is a Christmas wannabe. O thers started panicking before t heir Thanksgiving bird was d efrosted. For Sobel, it won't change the w ay he celebrates, save a tinge of r emorse that non-Jewish neighbors a nd friends won't yet be in the holi day spirit. "The feeling of total holiday seas on is not there," said Sobel, from t he independent Temple Beth Emet. Jewish festivals and commemorat ions begin on different Gregorian d ates each year because they're set b y a lunar-based Hebrew calendar a djusted to ensure certain ones fall d uring certain seasons. Wyckoff, N.J., mom Caryn K asmanoff, who has two teenagers a nd a 9-year-old, notes that H anukkah is a very minor holiday, r eligiously speaking, in relation to P assover and other biblically mand ated observances. It's nowhere n ear as important as Christmas is to C hristians, but the comparisons can b e harder on Jewish kids when the t wo holidays stand alone on the cale ndar, she said. "As Christmas gets closer and children in school get more excited, their party'is over," Kasmanoff said. "So yes, as a parent, it's easier for the religions to share the festive feeling." That can also be true for more secular Jews and interfaith families who will be packing away their menorahs after Hanukkah only to start prepping for Christmas. Or for people who focus on Thanksgiving as the big-deal holiday with barely any time to de-stress before Hanukkah shopping and party planning must be done. "The world doesn't stop for Hanukkah," said Jennifer Prost, who has kids ages 16 and 12 in Montclair, N.J. "My kids still have tests to study for and papers to write. When Hanukkah is closer to Christmas, the kids are off from school, work schedules slow, evening meetings are off the table." For the college set, on-campus Hanukkah might mean missing mom's potato latkes, but their family's not-home-for-the-holidays loss could be Ralph Taber's gain. He's the director of the Klehr Center for Jewish Life at Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Pa., and a programmer for Hillel, the foundation for Jewish campus life. "The timing of Hanukkah this year is perfect because it will occur before classes end," he said. "We know that students will be willing to attend more on-campus Hanukkah events." As a parent, Taber is happy for Hanukkah's quick approach. He'll be done with shopping and celebrations just as Christmas is crowding stores and yuletide travel is clogging roads. But some sellers of Jewish-related gifts said "early" Hanukkah c an mean slow going. "When it's close to Christma s, it's celebrated much more actively ," said Gary Rosenthal, who creat es menorahs, charity boxes and oth er Judaica out of metals and fus ed glass. "When Hanukkah is close to Thanksgiving it's passed us befo re we even know what happened. I t's not good or bad. It's just the way it is." Hanukkah rarely begins in November, though it will begin t he night before Thanksgiving D ay come 2013. "That's super early and peop le will definitely be thrown for a loop," said Stacy Garnick, a form er Hebrew school principal and care er Jewish educator with two kids, 8 and 3, in Amherst, N.H. Thanksgiving followed by an "early" Hanukkah is just fine wi th Sobel. He said Thanksgiving has a lot in common with the festival of Sukkot, which has similarities wi th Hanukkah. Both are eight-day cel ebrations, the former in the fall to commemorate the Jews'desert wa ndering after the Exodus from Egyp t. Hanukkah marks the rededication of the Holy Temple at the time of t he Maccabean revolt and the mirac le of a smidge of found oil lastin g eight days. "Some people think it's kind of great when Hanukkah's not an ywhere near Christmas because it gets to be its own holiday," sa id Nora Rubel, an assistant profess or of religion at the University of Rochester in New York. "Theoretically, Hanukkah is su pposed to celebrate triumph ov er assimilation," Rubel said, "so t he great irony is it has become a Jewish Christmas, which is som ething that Jews complain about a ll the time but participate in." Holy latke! Is it time for Hanukkah already? Metro Services The Jewish holiday of Hannukah, which features eight days of candle lighting, prayers and other traditions, begins today. 8-day Jewish holiday comes a little early this year Follow the News-Sun online! www.twitter.com/thenewssun www.facebook.com/newssun By MATTMOORE Associated PressPHILADELPHIA After c hewing up television with i ts wildly popular Shark W eek, Discovery C ommunications aims to s natch an even bigger bite for i ts popular franchise: comic b ooks. The parent company of D iscovery Channel and A nimal Planet hopes to make a big splash when it releases i ts first comic book, "Top 10 D eadliest Sharks." The book dubbed a nonfiction g raphic novel comes out D ec. 1 and is being published b y Philadelphia's Zenescope E ntertainment under the S ilver Dragon Books imprint. Like its namesake televis ion counterpart, the "Shark" g raphic novel takes a serious b ut accessible look at some o f the species'deadliest and d angerous members. Using A ndy Dehart, the network's r esident shark expert and p ublic face of the annual TV e vent the graphic novel b oasts 10 stories based on real events and spotlights a particular shark. "Discovery's mission has always been to help viewers satisfy curiosity about the world around them through breathtaking imagery and stories," said Elizabeth Bakacs, vice president of licensing at Discovery Communications. She said it was only natural for the network to leap into graphic novels as a way to not just tell its stories, but garner a new arena for its popular programming. 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The key to making this recipe healthier is using skinless chicken breasts so you can bypass the oily skin and dark meat. Extra seasonings enhance the flavor so you don't notice anything is missing and low fat biscuit mix saves some time. Here is a simpler and healthier way to make chicken and dumplings in a snap.Chicken Dumplings the Saving Dinner WayServes 6 4 skinless chicken breasts (better with the bone in) 4 cans low-sodium chicken broth 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 1 sweet onion, chopped fine 2 celery stalks, chopped fine 1 garlic clove, crushed and peeled 1/2 cup carrot, shredded 3 teaspoons dried thyme leaves 1 teaspoon dried sage Salt and Pepper 2 cups whole grain baking mix 2/3 cup skim milk In a large stock pot, put 1 tablespoon olive oil, add onion, garlic, carrot, and celery, cook until onion is clear, then place chicken breasts in pot, and cover with water and poach (slow simmer) until chicken is cooked through about 15 to 20 minutes. Remove the chicken and cut into bite sized pieces then return chicken to the pot. Add chicken broth, thyme and sage salt and pepper to taste. Bring back to a gentle simmer. If needed you can thicken broth with a little cornstarch by putting a teaspoon of cornstarch into 1/2 cup water or broth and mixing with fork until there are no lumps. Add to simmering pot and stir. Meanwhile prepare the dumplings by mixing the low fat biscuit mix and skim milk until it forms a soft dough. Drop by tablespoonfuls into the simmering broth. Cook uncovered for about twenty minutes or until dumplings appear cooked in the middle. Variations: Try using Noodle Dumplings 2 1/2 cups whole wheat pastry flour 2 teaspoons salt 2 eggs 1/3 cup water 1 teaspoon of extra virgin olive oil In a large mixing bowl combine all ingredients wit h a fork until combined. Roll into a ball. If too wet add more flour, if too dry add a bit more water. Roll out dough on a floured surface. Use a pizza cutter to cut dumplings into desired shape. You can cut them in to long fat noodles, or you can use a cookie cutter and mak e round dumplings, it's up to you. Leanne Ely is a New York Times bestselling author of 'Body Clutter' and the Saving Dinner series. The Dinner Diva syndicated newspaper column appears in 250 newspapers nationwide. Learn how to cook great and save significant money with the Dinner Diva's menus, recipes and shopping lists at www.savingdinner.com DearAbby: My 1-yearo ld son and I spent the w eekend at my parents' h ouse. We had a wonderful t ime. Mom and Dad showe red us with love and attent ion. It was like being at a r esort even though their h ouse is small. The size didn 't matter until, at 4:30 a.m. t hrough paper-thin walls, I w as awakened by my parents m aking love. Unfortunately, this was a f amiliar sound from my c hildhood. I didn't know h ow to handle it when I was g rowing up, and it appears, a t 34, I still don't know what t o say. I'm glad my parents s till enjoy each other. My m other is sweet but becomes v ery defensive when conf ronted, and my dad is p ainfully shy. Should I talk t o them about this, or just m ake arrangements to stay e lsewhere the next time I v isit? I Can Hear You in Michigan DearI Can HearYou: T he next time you plan to v isit, make reservations at a n earby hotel. If you are a sked why, just say that you a re all adults and you all n eed your privacy. It's a tactful way to deliver the message without being "confrontational." DearAbby : Back in 1961 some neighborhood kids were showing off their "battle scars." The three children (who lived across the street) were certain they deserved a beating, but were clueless about why. It kept happening. The practice of keeping secrets was common back then, but I knew the beatings were wrong. Decades later, I was visiting the now-grown daughter and her mother when the subject turned to child abuse. The mom turned to her daughter and commented, "You probably don't remember because you were only 6, but your dad used to get drunk and beat up you and your younger brothers. Aneighbor found out, so your dad stopped drinking." Abby, I was that neighbor. I was only 7 at the time, but I had read the Dear Abby column, which appeared on the comics page. My solution was to hang on that family's front door your mom's column saying that child abuse required the law's intervention. To the father's credit, the anonymous threat of losing his toddlers got him to stop. That column was a lifesaver, and I thought you'd like to know. Fran in Honoka'a, Hawaii DearFran: You may have been young, but you certainly were precocious and proactive. I hope you realize that what you did not only saved the family, but also may have saved some lives. P.S. And I'm sure the daughter did remember. DearAbby: My boyfriend and I disagree about giving alcohol as a holiday gift at a company party. He says it's always an acceptable gift, because even if people don't drink they can share it with future guests. I think many people would be dismayed to receive alcohol. What do you think? Susan in Southern Oregon Dear Susan: I agree with your boyfriend. The only time that alcohol would be an inappropriate gift is when the giver knows the recipient doesn't use it. If the person is "dismayed," it can always be regifted. To My Jewish Readers: The eight days of Hanukkah begin at sundown. (I cannot believe how early it has fallen this year.) Happy Hanukkah, everyone. Ajoyous Festival of Lights to all of you. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. Abby shares more than 100 of her favorite recipes in two booklets: Abby's Favorite Recipes' and More Favorite Recipes by Dear Abby.' 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LIVING 14B PAGE News-Sun Wednesday, December 1, 2010 FAMILYFEATURES T he holidays are full of delicious temptations, but that doesn't have to mean leaving your commitment to healthy eating behind. M aking smart choices of what you eat a nd how you cook it can help you e njoy holiday dining and still beat the p ost-holiday blues. With these hassle-free recipes and s ome tips from the healthy cooking e xperts at Culinary.net, you can give y ourself and your family the g ift of a festive holiday menu that has g reat taste and good nutrition. S imple Solutions K eep your holiday dishes deliciously s imple with time-saving appliances s uch as the George Foreman¨Evolve G rill.Withfourdifferentplatesfor c ooking, baking and grilling, it's a s imple w ay to help you stay on track with y our healthy eating plan. (It makes a g reat g ift, too.) These mouthwatering recipes are e asy to make on the Evolve Grill, and a re a great way to feed your hungry h oliday crowd something warm, h ealthful and satisfying without s acrificing great taste. For more recipes and information o n George Foreman Healthy Cooking p roducts, visit www.georgeforemanc ooking.com. A lmond PearBread P udding M akes 6 servings 1 large ripe Bartlett pear, peeled, cored and diced 4 cups French bread, cut into 1-inch cubes 1 3/4 cups fat-free half and half 1/2 cup sugar 1 teaspoon almond extract 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 2 eggs 3 tablespoons butter, melted 1/4 cup sliced almonds Powdered sugar(optional) F it grill with deep-dish bake pan. Set t emperature to 350¡F and preheat for 5 minutes. Place bread cubes in bake pan and c ook for 10 minutes to lightly toast. T urn off grill. Remove bake pan from g rill and let cool. Sprinkle pears over bread cubes. In a m edium bowl, whisk together half and h alf, sugar, extract, cinnamon and e ggs. Slowly whisk in butter and then p our overthebreadandpearsinthe b akepan.Press bread cubes down l ightly to make sure all are coated with l iquid and let stand for 30 minutes. Preheat grill to 350¡F. Sprinkle bread and pear mixture w ith almonds, place bake pan back on g rill and bake for 20 minutes. Serve w arm, dusted with powdered sugar, if y ou like. Turkey Cranberry PaniniMakes 12 mini panini 24 baguette slices, 1/4 inch thick 5 ounces sliced turkey breast (try using leftoverturkey) 3 ounces sliced Havarti 3 tablespoons cranberry sauce 1/2 cup arugula leaves Olive oil cooking spray, forextra crispinessVeggie PaniniMakes 12 mini panini 24 baguette slices 3 ounces fresh mozzarella, sliced 1/3 cup chopped marinated artichoke hearts 12 large or24 small fresh basil leaves 12 thin slices Roma tomatoes 3 thin red onion slices, quartered Olive oil cooking spray, forextra crispinessTuscan PaniniMakes 12 mini panini 24 baguette slices 2 ounces thinly sliced prosciutto 3 ounces fresh mozzarella, sliced 4 to 6 asparagus spears, julienned 2 thin red onion slices, quartered 2 cloves garlic, minced Olive oil cooking spray, forextra crispinessHassle-free r ecipesandtips HealthyCookingTipsfrom Culinary.net Here are three easy ways you can boost the nutrition of your holiday foods and make them taste even better. FlavorUp. Herbs and spices make ordinary food taste extraordinary without adding salt, fat or sugar. Some spices may even help boost the antioxidant power of what's already on your plate.Cinnamon has one of the highest antioxidant levels of any spice. One teaspoon of cinnamon has about the same amount as a full cup of pomegranate juice or a half cup of blueberries. Wake up your holiday mornings by sprinkling a half teaspoon over your ground coffee before brewing, or adding some to your oatmeal or yogurt.Thyme has about the same amount of antioxidants as a carrot or a half cup of chopped tomatoes. It also has beneficial compounds called flavonoids, which may help with inflammation. It's a great addition to chicken, beef or vegetable soups, and can really dress up seafood. Lowerthe Fat. You can reduce your fat intake in a variety of delicious ways.Low-fat mayonnaise has only 15 calories and 1 gram of fat per tablespoon, compared to 90 calories and 10 grams of fat in fullfat versions. Use it in holiday dips, or flavor it with herbs to jazz up your leftover turkey sandwiches.If you're making pan gravy, skim off the fat from the drippings, either with a spoon or a fat separator. Switch to Whole Grains. Studies show that eating whole grains can lower the risk of many chronic diseases. Add 3/4 cup of uncooked oats for each pound of ground beef or turkey when you make meatballs, burgers or meatloaf.Add half a cup of cooked bulgur, wild rice, or barley to your holiday bread stuffing.Use brown rice instead of white it adds great taste as well as fiber, vitamins and minerals. Culinary.net is a one-stop shop for recipes, how-to videos, entertaining tips and coupons. You can get the latest recipes and tips on Facebook. For more healthy holiday recipes and to sign up for a free newsletter, visit www.culinary.net/healthy. Photo courtesy of FotoliaPreheat grill for 5 minutes at 400¡F. Spray 1 side of each bread slice with cooking spray. 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By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comSEBRING With no announcement or explanation, Board of County Commissioners Vice-Chair Barbara Stewart asked for nominations for chairman to replace Commissioner Jeff Carlson on Tuesday morning. Carlson was not present at the meeting. He was removed by Gov. Charlie Crist on Monday after formal charges of boating under the influence manslaughter and vessel homicide were formalized by the David Dodd of the state attorneys office in Indian River County. Carlson was driving the boat that struck a channel marker in July and resulted in the death of his wife, Julie Carlson. Carlson turned himself into the Highlands County Sheriffs Office Nov. 2 after an warrant for his arrest was issued, but formal charges were not filed until Nov. 22. The Indian River state attorneys office stated that Carlsons blood alcohol exceeded the .08 legal limit. No discussion was held to determine how Carlson would be replaced on the board, but Stewart was nominated by Commissioner Jack Richie before being voted into the chairman seat. Streaks edge Lake PlacidPAGE1BHealthy holiday cookingPAGE14BPoker run set to help APPD get new K-9 PAGE2ANEWS-SUN Highlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 Wednesday-Thursday, December 1-2, 2010 www.newssun.com Volume 91/Number 145 | 50 cents www.newssun.com 079099401001 HighLow 71 42Complete Forecast PAGE 14A Storms in the morning, then cooling off Forecast Question: Did you brave the shopping crowds on Black Friday? Next question: Should the U.S. government pursue charges in connection with the WikiLeaks releases? www.newssun.comMake your voice heard at Online Obituaries Richard Butler Age 47, of A von Park William Cartwright Age 71, of Avon Park Frances Hufty Age 98, of Palm Beach Harry Tefft Age 86, of Sebring Arnold Tibbs Age 88, of Sebring Japeth Turley Sr. Age 88, of Sebring Obituaries, Page 5A Phone ... 385-6155 Fax ... 385-2453 Online: www.newssun.com Yes 19.2% No 80.8% Total votes: 94 Celebrations 9B Classifieds 11A Clubs & Organizations7B Community Briefs5A Community Calendar8B Crossword Puzzle13B Cryptogram 13B Dear Abby 13B Editorial & Opinion4A Friends & Neighbors5B Lottery Numbers2A Movie Times 13B NASCAR This Week4B Sports On TV2B Index News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMON S Jeff Carlsons seat was empty during Tuesdays county commission meeting. Carlson was suspended by Gov. Charlie Crist on Monday after being formally charged in connection with the death of his wife in a July boating accident. AVON PARK Thousands packed Main Street in Avon Park Monday night to kick off the season with the countys first Christmas parade. The parade traveled the mile-long Mall, and the close to 100 floats and entries stretched form one end to the other at one point just before Santa, who traditionally brings up the rear, appeared on Main Street. This is always the best parade in the county, said spectator John Reddel just before the lights and sirens rolled out. Sebrings parade is Friday night and Lake Placids is Dec. 11. More photos, 3A. By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comAVON PARK Apreliminary repo rt by the National Transportation Safe ty Board about the crash of the Cessna a irplane on Nov. 17 indicates the right win g had separated from the airplane while it was in flight. According to the report, the ma in wreckage was found next to a retentio n pond and swamp located in a farm pa sture bordering State Road 64 east of Avo n Park. The initial impact crater contained t he cockpit instrument panel, forward engin e, forward propeller hub and one blade of the forward propeller. The impact crater was seven feet wid e, nine feet long and three feet deep. The report states a ground scar consi stent with thickness and length of the le ft wing leading edge was next to the impa ct crater. The left and right tail booms, vertic al and horizontal stabilizers, elevator and a section of the left wing were found in t he retention pond. The aft engine was resting upsi de down on the edge of the pond. All propeller blades were located wit hin the main wreckage area. Two sections of the right wing we re found northwest of the of the ma in wreckage the outboard section of t he right wing, from the aileron to the win g tip, was found about 800 feet away fro m the main crash site with the aileron st ill attached. Another section of the rig ht wing, including a section of the win g flap, was found about 330 feet away fro m the main impact. Plane lost wing before fatal crash Nov. 17 crash east of AP killed three See PLANE, page 8A Carlson News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY Brody Alley, 10, marches with the Pathfinders. Parading around in Avon Park ALMS pho to Bobby Rahal will be in Sebring today with the Legends of Motorsports series. News-Sun photo by ED BALDRIDGE Buzz, Woody and crew wave to the crowd from the Bill Jarrett Ford float in the Avon Park Christmas Parade Monday night. Carlson suspended from commission See CARLSON, page 8A By SAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comSEBRING Lunch with Legends is a debut event that will take place on today at the downtown Circle as cars and drivers parade to the heart of Sebring for all residents to meet and greet. Beginning at 11:30, the Lunch with Legends will bring food, music and fun and will feature series creator Bobby Rahal, an Indy 500 winner and the winner of the 12 Hours of Sebring in 1987. The Sebring International Raceway holds a sentimental value to Rahal and the last stop on the tour here makes for a great event. The Legends of Motorsports is in its first season of the North American tour making stops at Barber Motorsports Park, Watkins Glen and Canadas Le Circuit Mont-Tremblant before invading Sebring. Zak Brown, Bobby Rahal and Peter Stoneberg are the creators of the historic production. Rahal, who will be grand marshal of the Sebring Christmas parade on Friday, and others will drive right into the Circle mid-morning. The downtown event gives fans and residents the opportunity to view amazing cars and get acquainted with many Legends of Racing screech to a stop in Sebring See LEGENDS, page 8A

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PB: Power Ball PP: Power Pla y Lottery Center The News-Sun would like to remind the readers that the names listed below reflect those who have been charged with a crime, but they are all innocent until proven guilty by a court of law. If anyone listed here is acquitted or has charges dropped, they can bring in proof of such decision or mail a copy to the paper and the News-Sun will be happy to report that information. The News-Sun is at 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL 33870. The following people were booked into the Highlands County Jail on Monday, Nov. 29: Alberto Arceo, 18, of Lake Placid, was recommitted for operating motor vehicle without valid license. Ricardo Michael Barton, 20, of Avon Park, was recommitted for lewd and lascivious battery, victim 12-16 years of age. Benito Gonzalez Bautista, 41, of Avon Park, was charged with operating motor vehicle without valid license. Kristin Rae Browning, 29, of Sebring, was charged with cruelty towards an animal. Jan Allen Button, 43, of Lake Placid, was recommitted for larceny. Timothy Allen Fanning, 45, of Sebring, was charged for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. William Micheal Goodhue, 43, of Sebring, was charged on a Polk County warrant for domestic battery. Rodrigo Arvizu Hernandez, 23, of Sebring, Immigration Code Enforcement detainer for violation of municipal ordinance. James Henry Jones, 26, of Lauderdale Lakes, was charged with fleeing or attempting to elude; and grand theft of motor vehicle. Bobby Lee Torrence, 54, of 549 Moss St., Venus, was registered as a sexual offender, indecent assault on child under the age of 4. The following people were booked into the Highlands County Jail on Sunday, Nov. 28: Carolyn Kay Barfield, 24, of Sebring, was charged with resisting officer, obstruction without violence. Eduardo Binzha-Ortiz, 23, of Conover, N.C., was charged with operating motor vehicle without valid license. Scotty Blake, 39, of Lake Placid, was charged with importing or moving animals in violation of health regulations, five counts. Douglas Crivello, 55, of Sebring, was charged with domestic violence or battery, causing bodily harm. Carlos Elias Cruz, 31, of Conover, N.C., was charged with permitting unauthorized person to drive. Gerardo Anthony Legree, 19, of Lake Placid, was charged with domestic violence or battery, touch or strike. Dan Gregory Wells, 28, of Lake Placid, was charged with larceny, petit theft, second degree, first offense. Benito Zavala, 23, of Avon Park, was charged with selling, giving or serving liquor to person under 21 years of age; and damaging property, criminal mischief. The following people were booked into the Highlands County Jail on Saturday, Nov. 27: Frank Louis Austin, 49, of Sebring, was charged with unemployment compensation fraud. William Franklin Braggs, 29, of Avon Park, was charged with driving while license suspended, first offense. Kyle Jeffrey Craven, 21, was charged with aggravated assault with deadly weapon without intent to kill; cruelty toward child without great harm; and battery, touch or strike. James Dean Huffman, 47, of 3202 N. Horseshoe Drive in Avon Park, was registered as a sexual offender. Delores Louise Spires, 27, of Sebring, was charged with neglect of child without great harm, three counts. Michael Edward Williams, 48, of Avon Park, was charged with scheme to defraud; and theft from person 65 years of age or older. The following people were booked into the Highlands County Jail on Friday, Nov. 26: Angela Michelle Abner, 20, of Wauchula, was POLICEBLOTTER Continued on page 7A Special to the News-SunSEBRING New H ighlands County C ommissioner Jack R ichie will be the guest w hen the American Party o f Florida holds its D ecember meeting at 6:30 p .m. Thursday at the S ebring Beef OBradys. We have some quest ions about a couple of the w orkshops that are comi ng before commissioners t his month, said APF H ighlands County C hairman Bill Youngman. We are especially intere sted in thesubsidized h ousing and the Healthy F amilies issues that they w ill be addressing. Youngman said the appearance by Richie would be the first of a series of local officials as the party tracks the decis ions made on the munici pal, county and state leve ls. In addition to the a ppearance by Richie, the m embership will be asked f or nominations for chairm an and other party o ffices. The group will a lso learn about a number o f other planned activit ies, including a yard sale t o help raise money to f inancecandidates and u nderwrite party activit ies. The yard sale will be h eld this Thursday, Friday a nd Saturdayon Indian D rive, which islocated o ff Sparta Road. Signs w ill be posted We have everything f rom a 52-inch, rear-proj ection TVto a redneck b ass boat, Youngman s aid. For additional informat ion about the party, their w eb site is www.americ anpartyofflorida.com Richie to speak at APF meeting Richie News-Sun staffAVON PARK Several teams have been gearing up to raise funds for the 2011 Relay for Life in Avon Park. From decorating yards with flocks of flamingos to washing cars, several teams have already committed themselves to walk in next years Relay and are already starting to raise the much needed money to help the American Cancer Society assist local cancer victims. Saturday, the Wild Turkey Great Apes team will be washing cars from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Wild Turkey Tavern. The Great Apes half of the team is from the Center for Great Apes in Wauchula. It is also the Wild Turkey that is offering to flock a friends yard with flamingos a half a flock (12 flamingos) for $15 or a full flock (24 flamingos) for $25. Of course, they also offer $10 Aflock insurance for those who dont want their yards flocked during Relay for Life. For more information on either activity, call 452-5284. Team Brenda Extraordinaire is already getting involved in raising money by using the flamingos by scheduling a flocking of flamingos on Thursday. The team at the Avon Park Youth Academy is also offering a portion of the proceeds from the lunches sold at the cafeteria on Tuesdays to their Relay fund. The next team meeting for Relay for Life in Avon Park will be at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 14 at the Avon Park Rotary Club Building. Anyone who would like more information about forming a team should plan to attend the meeting or contact Team Development chair Brent Schenck at (863) 8320242. Fundraisers proceed for APs Relay for Life News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY The staff of Moes Coffee House and Mollys bakery in Lake Placid. (From the left) Tammy Fuld, the owners best friend; Michele Council, the owner; Dana Cronin (dana rhymes with banana), inventor of the Dana Banana think peanut butter, bananas and chocolate chips pressed together; and Laura Delgado, the Cuban Cake Boss. By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comLAKE PLACID When John and Michele Council retired a few years ago they decided to move to Highlands County rather than stay in Broward where John Council had served as a police officer, and Michele raised their six children. John Council had spent weekends in Lake Placid growing up, so he knew the area well. The decision to move north was easy as both he and his wife were tired of the traffic, noise and bother of crowded South Florida. Theyve loved being here. In Broward, Michele Council said, people honk at you the second the traffic light changes. Here, when people honk at you theyre saying hello. With her six children basically grown, however, she was looking for something to do. Shortly after arriving in 2008, the family went to the Christmas Parade. Its such a cute part of town, Michele Council said. I talked to people about opening a business, but I was Fresh joe available at Moes in downtown Lake Placid Grand opening of coffee house set for Friday News-Sun staffSEBRING Everything is set and r eady to go, Rob Miller, p ublic works director, s aid about preparations f or Fridays Christmas p arade in Sebring. Because the park renov ation complicated decor ating the Circle, Miller a nd his crew have been w orking non-stop this w eek to get the Carousel o f Lights in place in time f or the parade. The parade triggers the l ighting of the decorat ions and marks the start o f the Christmas season. Street closures will be i n effect from 4 p.m. to 9 p .m. The parade begins at 7 p.m. It forms up on Sebring P arkway, then marches d own Ridgewood Drive, g oes half way around the C ircle, and then down S outh Commerce to the f airgrounds. Detours are routed t hrough Franklin Street a nd Lakeview Drive n orthbound, and from S tate Road 17 to G lenwood Avenue, and S hontee Avenue to L akeview Drive southb ound. Sebring ready for its parade By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comAVON PARK The Avon Park Police Department and several community groups will hold a Poker Run on Saturday to raise funds for a new K-9 officer. Registration for the event starts at 8:30 a.m. in Donaldson Park and goes until the run starts officially at 10 a.m. Cars and motorcycles are welcome to attend, according to K-9 officer Jose Molina, who is the liaison for the department on the fund raising. Entry fee is $20 per person, which includes participation in the event and food at the last stop. Prizes, a 50/50 raffle, live music and more will be part of the event. The decision to purchase a new dual-purpose K-9, who can do both narcotics and patrol, came after the training injury of Hex, who is just 5 years-old. Hex torn ligaments in one of his hind legs, and according to Chief Michael J. Rowan. The damage was extensive enough that returning to active duty was not practical. We could have risked it, but why put the dog and officer through that kind of stress. We retired Hex to his officer Orlando Escobel Community plans Poker Run for new Avon Park PD K-9 officer See MOE'S, page 7A Get the paper delivered to you! NEWS-SUN-6155 See POKER, page 7A

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Page 4ANews-SunWednesday, December 1, 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 The current county attorn ey, retained and paid by the h our, has pocketed more than $ 1 million of the taxpayers m oney in the last couple of y ears. Hands down, other count ies that have experienced g rowth like Highlands have d ecided that having in-house c ounsel is much cheaper than a hired gun. The move to hire full-time a ttorneys has become popular o ver the last decade, even for s maller counties. For one, counties are i ncreasingly finding thems elves embroiled in lawsuits a nd administrative conflicts. In addition, the chore of d rafting contracts and ordin ances has gotten more time c onsuming in the attempt to a void ambiguous wording or l oopholes that could be the s ource of controversy later. Hernando County made the move a while back and the in-house county attorney makes about $172,000 per year. Hernandos population is 179,000. Afar cry lower than what Highlands County pays currently for legal services. Saving money is a given, even if the county factors in assistants, office space and utilities, all things attorneys already use for their base fee. But one of the bonuses you get with an in-house attorney is all of their attention is focused on county matters, and none goes to outside concerns. The current Highlands County arrangement leaves much to be desired when it comes to just focusing on county business. Case in point is the current court battle over the county attorneys billing to an outside client where court documents show some billing discrepancies. Embarrassing to say the least. Another argument is faster turn-around on the work. An employee who focuses on just county issues will not have to juggle personal schedules, court dockets and outside clients when county opportunities are at stake. But one of the arguments that has not been discussed is where do loyalties lie with an attorney who has several other clients within the county as well as the county? Most assuredly, when it comes down to it, any business goes with their largest client, especially an attorney, so how can one claim loyalty to the taxpayers whose money goes into his pocket if there are other, larger interests looming on the horizon? All-in-all taking a look at a new way to get the taxpayers legal services is something that has to be discussed every budget season, just like road paving, but we have yet to see a request for a proposal or even an alternative for cost savings. Why is that? Several reasons for in-house county attorney position F or the last two years, the citizens of Highlands County have debated the need for an in-house county attorn ey, but a close look at the argument s hows that there are a couple of reasons t o consider the move. Motorcyclists should wear helmets E ditor: Thank you for the excellent editorial t oday (11/26/10, Bring Back Helmet L aw). Having been a resident for only f ive years I was unaware of the r epeal of the previous state law mandati ng motorcycle helmets. It is tragic to even consider that courting brain damage ought to be a m atter of personal freedom would h ave been even stated by the former g overnor and legislature. I would go furt her and say that it is a suicidal act. In my chaplaincy ministry in an acute c are medical center I personally witn essed having a young man brought into E R/Trauma Center following a collision w ith a vehicle, just as he left the mall p arking lot after work and didnt see the v ehicle coming as he rode his motorcyc le, without a helmet, on to the frontage r oad. In the ER, the neurosurgeon said, There are no broken bones ... its just h is head. Three days later they disconnected his v entilator, which kept him breathing as h e was considered brain dead. We need to recognize the critical v alue of human life especially when ridi ng a motorcycle. We also need to continue to urge the F DOTto approve a traffic signal at the A von Park Walmart entrance as soon as p ossible before any more fatalities o ccur. One motorcycle death occurred at t he turn at Jarrett Ford and I dont recall w hether there the driver was wearing a h elmet or not, but, this tragedy could h ave been prevented if there had been a t raffic signal at that intersection earlier t his year. David LCowles Avon ParkLet Christmas be for the Kids E ditor: When someone tells me Christmas is f or the kids, I think of two specific children in my life. The first is that Kid inside me, who still unstoppably pops out for everything the holidays have become for me: The deep satisfaction and gratitude of Christmas cards; loving the parades (Macys, the local Christmas parade and the Tournament of Roses); having those good times with my friends; reading A Christmas Carol; enjoying the story of Hanukkah; experiencing the heaven of eggnog, pecan pie, Peppermint Mocha Latte and so much else; helping to decorate the church and then sitting there on Christmas Eve; exchanging greetings with Santa (wherever I find him); singing White Christmaswith Bing, then watching him in the movie; looking in awe at illuminated buildings and palm trees; watching wide-eyed the Leonid and Geminid meteor showers; walking in joy among the trees in the woods, Christmas tree lots, stores and living rooms; humming while setting up a Nativity scene; celebrating the Winter Solstice; meditatively lighting a purple Advent candle; catching bubble snow on Main Street at the Magic Kingdom; counting down the Times Square Ball, followed (hopefully) by a kiss and fireworks. Imagination and desire, of course, determining the kind and length of the list. Then theres the other Child, who doesnt pop out, so much as He rests always there in that Manger inside me. Always there with infinite love and peace. Always ready for a mutual embrace and to embrace everyone around me. So if I may, heres my invitation to indeed let Christmas be for the Kids to let Them both be alive in you this holiday season. Merry Christmas and a Happy Holiday Season to all of you. Paul K. Ferrell SebringCity doesnt need a public safety directorEditor: Now is the time for the Avon Park mayor and city council members to eat a little crow and remove the public safety director position for consideration for a position in Avon Park. It became very obvious that all that was done was look at some dollar savings and a complete study wasnt taken into consideration in regards to professional credentials that might be lost and the fact that the city would really only save a few dollars. Somebody had forgotten to look at the structure of the fire department when suggesting that the city adopt a new public safety director position. During the last city council meeting it was noted that the city wouldnt really be losing a position in the fire department because somebody would still have to manage the fire department on a daily basis and the only position not on watch in the fire department is the fire chief (besides the confidential secretary). This means that the fire chief position needs to be retained or another position has to be established, but at a lower pay scale and this doesnt make operational sense. It would be in the best interest to take the public safety director position off the table and keep a police and fire chief. The key is really review the fire assessment and pay for the fire department with the fire assessment; this would be combined with lowering the millage rate. I thought it very interesting that Mr. Heston mentioned that the city has only increased approximately 100 citizens in about 10 years. This should provide the most obvious reason not to have an assistant city manager in Avon Park. I recommend that the assistant city manager position be eliminated (especially since it wasnt approved during the budget cycle) and take the project manager position back to three or four days a week as it was originally established. At the next city council meeting, the city manager should be instructed to fill the fire chief position and not waste any more time on looking at the public safety director position. Abudget adjustment should also be made if necessary at that meeting. Ed Dickerson Avon Park All across the nation the first Small Business Saturday is being reported as a financial home run for smaller, locally owned businesses. In past years smaller businesses have cried foul over the more traditional Black Friday when shoppers turn out in droves but mostly for big box door buster deals. Black Friday was originally coined to mark the day after Thanksgiving when retailers say theyre either pulled into the financial black by shoppers or condemned to the red for the year. The day officially kicks off holiday shopping and sets the trends for the stores, which is why the bigger retailers are willing to be so aggressive with both marketing and sale prices. Its come to mean four a.m. shopping sprees at large retailers whove been advertising 42 inch flat screen TVs for $100. Theres always a limited supply but still the ploy works as hundreds wait in line in the dark for the doors to open. It can be difficult for a smaller, individual shop to be heard over the din. However, this year the smaller business owner has gotten more wily and used their strengths to come up with a plan. First, they got that customers are more concerned about price right now than anything else. So, maybe a small shop cant always compete with price but theres more than one way to cut cost. American Express OPEN, the small business division of American Express and founder of Small Business Saturday, offered $25 dollars credit to cardholders statements for any shopping done at small businesses last Saturday. Some of the participating businesses even got into the spirit of the day and offered free iPads to shoppers who spent over a certain amount or offered larger discounts and even refreshments. Recently, I put out a holiday book list of great books that you may have missed and failed to point out that this was an opportunity to shop, even online, at an independent bookseller. Fortunately, I have great readers and Loretta Vail of Winder, Georgia caught my oversight. Her hus band, Tom Vail ha s owned Corner Bookstore in Winder, www.cornerbookstorewinder.com fo r the past 14 years and along with independent bookstores everywhere, can help someone find a book theyd love to give or to read. Theres a notion in gener al that the big box, giant retai lers are fueling the economy and will be what hauls us out of the Great Recession. However, Small Business Saturday, www.smallbusinesssaturday.com has a few fun facts that will not only enlighten but hopefully influence who we support bailing out or giving tax breaks to in the future. For the past ten years, 60 to 80 percent of the new jo bs that were created every yea r were from small businesses and they make up 99.7 percent of all employer firms and employ half of all private sector employees. That also means that whe n the Feds spent billions to bail out big business and then ignored the smaller businesses and did nothing to bolster lines of credit for them, which are vital to the ir day-to-day operations, we insured that the Great Recession was going to sin k in that much deeper. That doesnt mean we have to behave just like the decision makers weve elec ted. Americans come togeth er as a country but we live ou r lives from day to day on a very local level. We can choose to shop locally and theres even a better payoff for that according to Small Business Saturday. Of ever y $100 spent, $68 of those do llars returns to the communi ty through taxes that help pay for schools, infrastructure and other services. This holiday season as you head out to spend your hard earned money remember that its not only price that matters and take back some of your communitys economic power by where you choose to shop. Martha Randolph Carrs latest book is the memoir, A Place to Call Home. www.MarthaRandolphCarr.com. Email Martha at: Martha@caglecartoons.com. This column is distributed exclusively by Cagle Cartoons Inc. newspaper syndicate. Go local this year Guest Column Martha Randoplh Carr EDITORIALPAGEPOLICYMake sure to sign your letter and include your address and phone number. Anonymous letters will be automati cally rejected. Please keep your letters to a maximum o f 400 words. We have to make room for everybody. Letters of local concern take priority. Send your letter to 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL 33870; drop it off at the same address; fax 385-1954; o r e-mail editor@newssun.com. To make sure the editorial pages arent dominated b y the same writers, letters are limited to two per month and a guest column can be submitted once every three months. 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Special to the News-SunFrances Archbold Hufty, n aturalist, civic leader, and c onservationist, died Nov. 1 9, 2010, in Palm Beach, surr ounded by family and f riends. Frances, 98, served a s the chairman of the board o f Archbold Expeditions, p arent organization of A rchbold Biological Station a nd the MacArthur Agroe cology Research Center, in L ake Placid from 1976 until h er death. Hers was a life w ell-lived, dedicated to her c ommunity, her family, and t he natural world. Born in New York City, F rances was the youngest c hild of May Barron A rchbold and John Foster A rchbold. She spent much of h er childhood at Chinquapin P lantation, near Thomasville, G a., where she found her l ove of nature and the out-ofd oors. She was born into a f amily known for great phila nthropic support of science, c onservation, and communit y; her father founded the A rchbold Hospital and supp orted the Cooperative Quail I nvestigation (1924-1929), h elping to pave the way for t he establishment of the Tall T imbers Research Station in T homasville, Georgia. Her a unt, Anne Mills Archbold, w as a supporter of botanical e xploration and research in t he Pacific Ocean including t he cruise of the Cheng Ho (1940) led by David Fairchild, tropical botanist explorer. Frances accompanied Annie Archbold to the Chichen Itza excavations in 1930. Her brother, Richard Archbold, explorer and naturalist, founded Archbold Expeditions in 1936, and established the Archbold Biological Station in Lake Placid in 1941. Frances Hufty served continuously on the board of Archbold Expeditions from 1974. After Richard Archbolds death in 1976 she assumed leadership of Archbold Expeditions, devoting the next 34 years as chairman of the board. Four executive directors served her Dr. James N. Layne (1976-1985), Dr. James L. Wolfe (1985-1987), Dr. John W. Fitzpatrick (1988 -1995) and Dr. Hilary M. Swain (1995-present). Frances successfully navigated the organization through many watershed events: reorganization of Archbold Expeditions following Richard Archbolds death in 1976; independence of Archbold Expeditions from the American Museum of Natural History in 1981; the purchase of Lake Annie and surrounding lands in 1983; establishment of the MacArthur Agro-ecology Research Center in conjunction with the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation in 1988; her generous gift that funded the purchase of the 3,648-acre Archbold Reserve in 2002; and the conceptual design and construction of the Adrian Archbold Center, named in honor of her brother Adrian. This center, to be completed in 2011, will transform environmental education at the station and regionally. Under her foresight and leadership Archbold Biological Station doubled in size to 8,841-acres, increasing vital protection for the globally threatened Florida scrub and its many rare plants and animals. Archbold science grew in international stature, generating fundamental and applied data for: guiding protection of the scrub; agro-ecology, to enable ecologically and economically sustainable working farms and ranches in the Northern Everglades; and restoration ecology, to restore the Archbold Reserve and other degraded lands. At Francesinstigation Archbolds education activities expanded to include extensive programs for third to fifth grade, and exciting summer camps for 7to 12year-olds. She rarely missed her weekly Thursday visits to the station and the ranch, happy to be out in the woods, the pastures, and the scrub, proudly wearing her favorite Archbold T-shirts featuring ants, flowers, cattle, lizards, spiders, or snakes. Frances understood intuitively exactly what Archbold Expeditions is all about; sharing her brothers love of science with abundant concern for conservation and education. She epitomized the term biophilia, demonstrating a deep understanding of the links that bind humans to the natural, living world. She had the incisive, questioning mind of a scientist, the love of learning of a scholar regularly attending scientific seminars, the curiosity of a field biologist, a genuine interest in agriculture, and an intuitive sense of the importance of place and stewardship. The board benefitted immensely from her organization, sense of decorum, and good head for finances. She looked to the boards future, working closely with her husband Page Hufty and embracing her children and grandchildren as members of the board; she instilled love, loyalty, and legacy to ensure a vibrant and enduring organization. Frances was an active gardener and life-time member of the Garden Club of America of Palm Beach; she was awarded the Garden Club of America Conservation Committee Award, Zone VIII, and their national Conservation Achievement Award. She and her fellow garden club members were directly engaged in research projects on rare scrub plants at Carter Creek and Flamingo Villas in Highlands County. As well as her dedication to Archbold Expeditions, her legacy includes the Palm Beach Rehabilitation Center for Children and Adults, the Pine Jog Environmental Education Center in West Palm Beach, whose boards she chaired f or many years. She was the fir st female board member of t he Palm Beach Communi ty Chest, Civic Committee, an d United Way, and was acti ve from the 1960s on the Boa rd of Easter Seal. In Pal m Beach County she was reci pient of the Alexis de Tocqueville Award for Civ ic Excellence in 1991, and t he Pine Jog Environment al Education Center Lifetim e Achievement Award in 201 0. Frances and her belov ed husband of 67 years, Pag e, raised five children an d became pillars of the Pal m Beach community. She is su rvived by her children Joh n Archbold Hufty, Alexand ra Page Hufty Anlyan, Franc es Archbold Hufty Leidy, Pa ge Lee Hufty Bell, Mary Pa ge Hufty, 11 grandchildren an d 15 great grandchildren. H er last words were I believe in the future. Condolences may be se nt c/o Archbold Biologic al Station and, if desired, plea se consider a donation in h er memory for the Archbo ld Lodge and Learning Cente r, payable to Archbo ld Biological Station, mo re information at www.arc hbold-station.org. www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, December 1, 2010Page 5A Local Audubon chapter celebrates 50 yearsSEBRING The Florida Audubon Society Chapter of Highlands County along with the National Audubon Society celebrate 50 years of service to the nation and communities. The Highlands County chapter will begin its festivities at 5:30 p.m. Thursday with a social hour and dinner at 6:30 p.m. at the Sebring Elks Club. Aprogram of reminiscing over the past 50 years will be presented with pictures, a PowerPoint program by Fred Lohrer, Marcia Winegarner and Helen Obenchain with other memberscontributions and story telling added intermittently. For more information concerning this event, contact Helen Obenchain at 4652468. Kenilworth Neighborhood plans Watch meetingSEBRING The Greater Kenilworth Neighborhood Watch will meet at the Military Sea Services Museum on the corner of Kenilworth Boulevard and Roseland Avenue at 6 p.m. Thursday. All interested parties are welcome.Writers group to meet at new locationSEBRING The Florida Writers Association group, Sebring Scribblers and Scribes, will begin to hold meetings in the Sebring Village Clubhouse one mile west of Highway 27 at 4343 Schumacher Road, starting in January. The group will meet the third Tuesday of each month except in February when it will be on the second Tuesday. The first meeting will be on Jan. 19 with program to be announced. Membership in FWAis encouraged but not required and the public is invited. For information contact Barbara Beswick at 402-9181. Parkinson group meets Dec. 13SEBRING Highlands County Parkinson Disease Support Group will host its annual Christmas luncheon at noon Monday, Dec. 13 at Sebring First Baptist Church. There is no charge for the meal, but reservations must be made by Sunday, Dec. 5. Entertainment will be The Five Sisters Choral group, followed by an informative talk by neurologist Bridglal Ramkisssoon, M.D., of Neurology Associates of Sebring.Celtic American Society will meet Dec. 18SEBRING The Celtic American Society of the Highlands will not hold its December meeting today. Instead, the group will have a Christmas get-together on Saturday, Dec. 18. The group will first attend a Celtic Heritage Concert in St. Johns Methodist Church of Sebring at 4 p.m. and afterwards members will have dinner at Chicanes Restaurant. For more information, call Pat Vance at 453-3104 Events planned at lodges, postsAVON PARK The Combat Veterans Memorial VFWPost 9853 will have a House Committee meeting at 7 p.m. today. The meeting is open to all members. Christmas dinner (choice of ham or turkey), with all the trimmings. Tickets are on sale for $5 in the canteen until Wednesday, Dec. 22. New Years Eve $20 per person includes prime rib dinner. Music by Big Freddie from 8 p.m. to midnight. Party favors included. Tickets will be available from Dec. 4-27. For more information, call 452-9853. The Highlands County Moose Lodge will have a New Years Eve dinner for $25 per person includes New York Strip Steak dinner plus midnight buffet. Music inside by Woody Outside Ransom Band. For more information, call 452-0579. LAKE PLACID The Veterans of Foreign Wars 3880 will have music with Big Freddie at 5:30 p.m. today. The Mens Auxiliary meets at 7 p.m. Thursday. On Christmas Day (Dec. 25) horsdoeuvres will be served at 4 p.m. New Years Eve $17 per person includes 7 p.m. dinner. Music with Country Cajun. Champagne at midnight. Get tickets early. For more information, call 699-5444.Recreation Club has variety of eventsSEBRING The Sebring Recreation Club, 333 Pomegranate Ave., will host the following events this week: Today Pinochle 1 p.m Nickel scrambles 1:15 p.m. Line dancing lessons 5:15 p.m. Line dancing 6:30 p.m (these events take place all month long). Thursday Euchre 1 p.m. Ping pong 3 p.m. Bing o 7 p.m. (these events take place all month long). Friday Bridge 12:30 p.m. Mini-shuffleboard tou rnament 1:15 p.m. Saturday Ice Cream Shuffleboard 1:15 p.m. Pin g pong 3 p.m.Lake Placid Womens Club plays BuncoLAKE PLACID GFW C Lake Placid Womans Club will have its monthly Bunc o game at 1 p.m. Thursday. Cost is $6 to play, which includes dessert, cash prize s. The clubhouse is at 10 N Main Ave. Call 465-3163 fo r more information.Young Artists present Christmas ExtravaganzaLAKE PLACID The Young Artists String Orchestra will present a Community Christmas Extravaganza from 6-8 p.m Thursday at the Lake Placid Conference Center, 2665 Placid Lakes Drive. Diane Osborne is the conductor; Peggy Essex-Klammer is th e associate conductor. Contact Osborne (863) 659-4541 or (503) 709-144 0 for tickets to the full dinner, followed by a musical concert. Traumatic Brain Injury Group celebrates the holidaysSEBRING In celebration of the holidays, the Traumatic Brain Injury Group will be going out for early dinner. Members of th e group are asked to meet at the Olive Garden in Sebrin g for dinner at 4 p.m. Thursday. R.S.V.P. to HALLO at 385-1196. New Beginnings, a sup port group for people dealing with Traumatic Brain Injury and their family mem bers, will meet again in January at the regular time, 6 p.m. at the office of HALLO, 112 Medical Cent er Ave. The group is sponsored b y Handicapped Americans Love of Life Organization. For any other information please call HALLO at 3851196, email: halloinc@embarqmail.com or write to H.A.L.L.O., P.O. COMMUNITYCALENDAR Richard ButlerRichard G. Butler, 47, of Avon Park died Nov. 23, 2010. B orn in Aurora, Colo., he m oved to Avon Park in 1 978. He was the o wner/operator of a restaur ant, and of the Catholic f aith. He served in the U nited States Air Force. He is survived by his pare nts, Charles and Anamaria B utler; sisters, Barbara B utler, Connie Christensen a nd Diana Owen. Amemorial service will b e held at 10 a.m. today in O ur Lady of Grace Catholic C hurch with Father Gerald G rogan officiating. A rrangements were entruste d to the Stephenson-Nelson F uneral Home of Avon Park. W illiam CartwrightWilliam J. Hoss Cartwright, 71, o f Avon Park died Nov. 24, 2 010. Born in Middletown, C onn., he had been a resid ent of Avon Park since 2 004. He was retired from t he United States Navy havi ng served in the Vietnam W ar. He is survived by his wife o f 50 years, Georgia; son, D avid; brother, Michael; a nd sister, Kathleen C artwright. Memorial contributions m ay be made to the Union C ongregational Church Youth Group. Arrangements were entrusted to the Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home of Avon Park. Harry TefftHarry Nelson Tefft, 86, of Sebring died Nov. 27, 2010. Born in Ripley, N.Y., he had been a resident of Sebring since 2003. He was an automotive electrician and was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Marines. He is survived by his loving companion, Margie DeWitt; sons, Geoff Tefft and Greg Tefft; brother, Robert Tefft; and three grandchildren. Contributions may be made in his memory to Good Shepherd Hospice, 4418 Sun N Lake Blvd., Sebring, FL33872. Arrangements were entrusted to Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home, Sebring.Arnold TibbsArnold H. Tibbs, 88, of Sebring died Nov. 27, 2010. Born in Pikeville, Ky., he had been a resident of Sebring since 1981. He was director of Administrative Services with the state of Kentucky and was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Laurene W.; daughter, Ginger Keal; son, Ronnie Breunig; and two grandchildren. Amemorial service will take place at 1 p.m. today at Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home, Sebring, with the Rev. Ken Geren officiating. Memorial donations may be made to Bay Pines Hospice Unit, 10000 Bay Pines Blvd., Bay Pines, FL3374 in his memory.Japeth Turley Sr.Japeth W. (Bill) Turley Sr., 88, of Sebring died Nov. 21, 2010. Born in Corydon, Ind., he was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Air Force 388th Bomb Group. He was retired from the railroad and also Transportation Communication Union. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Sebring and Tanglewood Community Church in Sebring. He is survived by his wife, Elaine; daughter, Elizabeth Ann; sons, Bill Jr., Robert and Michael; sister, Marilyn Day; brother, Forest Turley and two grandchildren. Amemorial service will be held in Indiana at a later date. Contributions may be made in his memory to Cornerstone Hospice. Arrangements were entrusted to Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home, Sebring. OBITUARIES Hufty, chair of Archbold Biological Station board, dies at 98 Hufty Character awards Courtesy photo Heartland Christian School recently celebrated its September Students of the Month and Character (Humility) Award Winners from grades kindergarten through fifth. In the front row (from left) are Ally Smyth, Caroline Dion, Austyn Sofo, Isabel Guerra, Lily Masters and Lydia Zimmer.In the back row (from left) are Sean Hall, Paige Kaser, Sara Nortelus, Parker Kaser, Tapanga Grice and Kassandra Cruz.

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charged with possession of methamphetamine; and possession of Alprazolam without prescription. Jason Blaine Arledge, 35, of Avon Park, was charged with driving while license suspended, habitual offender. Kohoka Lynette Haskins, 46, of Sebring, was charged with larceny or grand theft. Michael Scott Hudy, 26, of Sebring, was charged with accessory after the fact; burglary of conveyance; and committed for larceny, petit theft, first degree. Juan Manuel Manjarres, 34, of Sebring, was charged with domestic violence or battery. Taquetta Latrish McKeithan, 25, of Sebring, was charged with resisting arrest without violence. Elisamuel Ortiz Morales, 32, of Avon Park, was charged with resisting officer, obstruction without violence; larceny or grand theft of dwelling; dealing in stolen property; fraud, false owner information given to pawn broker; burglary of unoccupied dwelling, unarmed. Scott William Perry, 23, of Sebring, larceny or grand theft. Michelle Alane Smith, 30, of Lake Placid, was charged with domestic violence or battery, causing bodily harm. Robin Wright Smothers, 46, of Wauchula, was charged with resisting arrest with violence; and battery on law enforcement officer. The following people were booked into the Highlands County Jail on Thursday, Nov. 25: Walter Anochin, 41, of Sebring, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Tyler Garrett Crawford, 25, of Hinesville, Ga., was charged with domestic violence or battery, causing bodily harm. Michelle Theresa Ford, 54, of Lake Placid, was charged with domestic violence or battery, touch or strike. Garland Eugene Hawks, 45, of York, Pa., was charged with possession of drug equipment and/or use; possession of marijuana, over 20 grams; and possession of marijuana, not more than 20 grams. Miguel Angel Hernandez, 24, of Sebring, was charged with domestic violence or lewd, lascivious behavior, victim less than 12 years of age. Christopher Allen Horton, 29, of Sebring, was charged on a Volusia County warrant for dealing in stolen property. Kristi Lane Hunter, 24, of Sebring, was charged with possession of controlled substance without prescription. Andres Luna-De La Luz, 21, of Avon Park, was charged with domestic violence or battery, touch or strike. Laquester Divel McLean, 36, of Avon Park, was charged with unemployment compensation fraud. The following people were booked into the Highlands County Jail on Wednesday, Nov. 24: Nilto Nigor Briones, 43, of Davie, was held on an immigration detainer for municipal ordinance violation. Bobbi Jo Emmert, 29, of Lake Placid, was charged with burglary of an unoccupied dwelling, unarmed; larceny, petit theft, first degree, two counts; and possession of controlled substance without prescription. Justin Dale Gunderson, 25, of Lake Placid, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs; possession of controlled substance without prescription; and possession of drug equipment and/or use. Brian Lee Harberts, 50, of Avon Park, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Rosendo Ortiz Romero, 28, of Sebring, was charged with contempt of court for failure to pay child support, two counts. Anthony Brice Smith, 21, of Avon Park, was charged with driving while license suspended, first offense. Kenneth Gerald Strong, 34, of Sebring, was charged with simple assault on officer, firefighter, E.M.T., etc.; disturbing the peace; and resisting officer, obstruction without violence. www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, December 1, 2010Page 7A 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 Continued from page 2A POLICEBLOTTER told that there were no spaces available. Literally two days later a friend called me and told me to sit down, a (retail) space had become available a couple of doors down from her. And so the first of the Councilsbusinesses came into being Mollys, a custom cake and cupcake bakery. Friday the Councilswill celebrate the grand opening of their second venture Moes, a coffee house serving breakfast and lunch. Michele Council said her main goal is to create a laid-back, comfortable place where people may hang out as long as they wish, or grab a quick bite to eat. In addition to varieties of coffee, expresso, cappucino, sodas, teas and fruit smoothies, something she calls slush puppies are available. Food is available too from bagels to breakfast sandwiches to soup to lunch specials to an authentic Cuban sandwich to a variety of pick and choose noshes, like nachos, hummus, and fish dip, or pean ut butter and jelly and litt le pizzas for children. The atmosphere is co ol and dark, with a firepla ce and comfortable ove rstuffed leather chairs an d sofa in the back, and tabl es in the front. Moes also has a sta ge and entertainment Saturd ay nights live music, op en mike nights for adults an d teens, and karaoke on a rotating schedule. Wi-Fi is available, boa rd games, reading, and co nversations are encouraged Moes is open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monda yFriday, and 10 a.m. to 1 0 p.m. Saturday. There w ill be a special celebratio n from 3 to 8 p.m. Friday f or the grand opening. Mollys and Moes a re side by side at 210 and 21 2 Main Ave. For more informatio n call 773-0203. About those names. Wi th six children, Miche le Council said, it was impo ssible to name the busines ses after any of them witho ut insulting someone, so s he and her husband named t he coffee house and bake ry after their dogs. Continued from page 2A Courtesy photo The SpitFire Band will be making its first appearance at Duffer's Sports Grille this Saturday night. Special to the News-SunSEBRING The SpitFire Band will be appearing for the first time at Duffer's Sports Grille this Saturday night, Dec. 4. The band will play classic and southern rock and a variety of dance music from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Tom Dixon is the lead vocalist and he has won singing competitions all over Florida. There is no cover charge. Billy Griff Griffis, with Southern Style Karaoke, returns to the stage from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday, Dec. 3. He will have a variety of music for everyone to sing and dance to that night. Earlier that evening, Rick Arnold will be playing for the dinner crowd from 6-9 p.m. There's no cover charge for either of those entertainers. Billy Glades will be entertaining everyone at Duffer's from 6-9 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 2. J & B Karaoke performs from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Thursday. Duffers is at 6940 U.S. 27 North, Sebring. For details or reservations, call 382-6339. SpitFire Band to perform at Duffers Moes to hold grand opening Friday in LP a few months ago, Rowan s aid. The APPD has already r aised about $5,000 towards t he purchase and training of a n ew K-9, the lions share of $ 4,000 coming from a W almart donation. The community support h as really been great on this. W e have had many requests t o make sure that we continue t he K-9 program, and a lot of g roups are pitching in to help w ith the z, Rowan said. After the purchase of the d og, the officer and animal h ave to go thorough about 4 00 hours of training, accordi ng to Rowan, before they w ill be ready for active duty. We hope to get the initial p urchase in a couple of m onths, then we start the t raining, Rowan said. Those seeking more inform ation can call Officer M olina at 453-6622 or 8734 663. Donations can also be m ade at the APPD. Continued from page 1A Poker run to help APPD Associated PressCELEBRATION Osceola County Sheriffs detectives are investigating a homicide in Celebration the first-ever in the young community. Investigators say a neighbor checking on a man who lives in her condominium building found someone dead in the mans unit Monday. Officials arent releasing the victims name or the cause of death, but say that based on evidence located in the apartment, the case is classified as a homicide. In a news release, deputies are asking for the publics help in finding a vehicle registered to a man who lives at the apartment complex. The homicide is the first for the community, which was developed in the mid1990s by Disney. The county now provides most services to the town. Homicide a first for quaint town of Celebration Classified Ads 385-6155 NEWS-SUN Follow the News-Sun on www.twitter.com/thenewssun www.facebook.com/newssun and

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Both of these men had supporting duties, related to the Air Force Special Operations Command training exercise of which they were a part. The men were all civilians, working with Patriot Technologies Group LLC under contract to the Air Force. The Cessna took off from the Bombing Range just before 9 p.m. Weather conditions at Bartow (the closest meteorological reporting site) were clear at the time with surface winds from an easterly direction. Apreliminary examination of infrared satellite images showed a short band of rain shower activity near the accident site. According to the preliminary report, the flight was on its way back to the Bombing Range when the weather began to deteriorate. The flight was in contact with the Avon Park tower at the time of the accident, but when the tower instructed the flight to report its final approach there was no response and a search and rescue response began. The wreckage was found just after 1 a.m., Nov. 18. The pieces have since been moved to Groveland, where a more detailed study will be conducted. It will be months before a final report is ready. Continued from page 1A After a quick decision, Commissioner Don Elwell declined the nomination for vice-chair to defer to Greg Harris. Elwell, Harris and Richie were all elected to the board on Nov. 2. Sterling Ivey, public affairs officer for Gov. Charlie Crist, stated on Tuesday that an appointment for Carlson might wait until Governor-elect Rick Scott is sworn into office. Ivey also said that the documents were not presented to the governors office until Monday. We are taking applications now, but our process usually takes about three months. We will continue to take applications until a decision on how to proce ed is made, Ivey said. We just got the inform ation Monday, and present ed the order to the govern or for signature then, Iv ey said. According to Ivey, t he appointee does not have to be from the county, or ev en Carlsons district, to be selected, but there is a requirement that they ta ke up residence in the distri ct immediately, he said. Ivey added that Pe te Pollard, Alan Kent an d Bruce Borkosky ha ve already submitted applic ations, according to Ivey, b ut no other information abo ut those applicants were ava ilable at press time. Continued from page 1A drivers, including Rahal himself. Sebring Mayor George Hensley will present Rahal with a key to the city at 12:15 p.m. Bobby Rahal is a great guy. Hes very personable and down-to-earth, and he has such a long and great career as a racer. Hell be driving himself right into downtown Sebring, assistant marketing director of the Raceway Matthew Christian said. Christian hopes that everyone can get a feel of what the races and the racers are really like at the lunch. There will be food vendors, music and highend vintage cars for the public to enjoy. Its going to be a gre at event. Its similar to t he event we have before the 1 2 Hours of Racing. Fans c an get to know racers real ly well and meet them and ju st have a good time, sa id Christian. The qualifying for t he races will begin at 8 a.m. o n Saturday followed b y numerous question an d answer sessions and an awards banquet ending t he season. Three-day passes to the Raceway event a re available. The cost is $4 5 and children 12 and und er get in free. For more informatio n, contact Christian at t he Sebring Internation al Raceway at 655-1442. Continued from page 1A Carlson suspended from county commission Legends of Motorsports to roar into downtown Sebring for lunch today Plane lost right wing before crash, NTSBsays B y CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comWAUCHULA One of t he Heartlands most interesti ng and worthwhile facilities i s private and not open to the p ublic. The Center for Great Apes p rovides orangutans and c himpanzees with a safe and c omfortable habitat where t hey may live the active s ocial lives they were meant t o enjoy. There are, for examp le, two and three story tree c anopies providing a mile of t ree top by-way. The apes at the center all came out of captivity, many after years of being caged or living alone. The center is sanctuary to 14 orangutans and 31 chimpanzees. Chimpanzees need to be a part of a group if they are to thrive, the centers Cynthia Pierce said. Being kept alone is cruel and unusual punishment for a chimpanzee, she said, adding many chimps coming out of captivity show signs of post traumatic stress disorder. Many resort to pulling out their own hair because that releases endorphins which provide some relief, she said. While the center is closed to the public in order to provide a quiet setting for the apes, members of the center are invited inside to two parties a year, one during the Christmas season, the other in the spring. There is no charge for either party. Membership is $40 and there is still time to become a member in time for this years holiday party on Saturday, Dec. 11. The deadline to join or RSVP, if already a member however, is Friday. There will be music, food and a silent auction, Pierce said. She warned, however, that the membership fee of $40 hasnt been changed in six years, and the board of directors may vote to raise it in the next year. Pierce asks those who are coming to please let the center know, so food may be ordered. Call 767-8901, extensions 221 or 222 for more information or to make a reservation. Center for Great Apes preps for member party Associated PressMIAMI Real estate t ycoon Steven Posner has died i n a high-speed boat crash n ear Miami that killed another m an and left two other men i njured, authorities said T uesday. The Florida Fish and W ildlife Conservation C ommission issued a statem ent confirming the death of P osner, the 67-year-old son of t he late corporate raider V ictor Posner, and said it is i nvestigating Mondays crash on Biscayne Bay. The agency said a friend of Posners, 60-year-old Clive Warwock, was killed and that the tycoons 64-year-old cousin, Stuart Posner, was seriously injured. Both men were aboard Posners boat. The statement said Posners 44-foot race boat and a similar 46-foot vessel crashed into each other and that the operator of the second boat, 27year-old Friedrich Eigelshoven of Fort Lauderdale, suffered minor injuries. Apassenger on the second boat was not hurt. The crash happened about 1 p.m. Monday in clear weather. The Fish and Wildlife Commission said the two boats each capable of speeds approaching 100 mph appeared to be racing before colliding, according to witnesses. Friends and family members said Posner loved fast boats and entertaining guests. Steven Posner made headlines a decade ago in a battle with his father over trust fund money. The matter was settled in 2001 and netted Posner an estimated $100 million in real estate holdings. The deal was struck after father and son tossed a gold coin before a Miami judge to determine Steven Posners share. Victor Posner died in 2002. Steven Posners sister Gail died earlier this year of cancer. She left millions of dollars for her two dogs in a will that was challenged by her son. Real estate tycoon Posner dies in boat crash Classified ads get results! Call 385-6155

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www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, December 1, 2010Page 9A Contact UsBy Phone(863) 385-6155By Mail2227 US Hwy 27S Sebring, FL 33870By E-Mailwww.newssun.com/contact/ By SHANNON McCAFFREY Associated PressATLANTA Staggering E lection Day losses are not t he Democratic Partys final i ndignity this year. At least 13 state lawmakers i n five states have defected to R epublican ranks since the N ov. 2 election, adding to a lready huge GOPgains in s tate legislatures. And that n umber could grow as next y ears legislative sessions d raw near. The defections underscore d issatisfaction with the D emocratic Party particul arly in the South and will g ive Republicans a stronger h and in everything from pushi ng a conservative fiscal and s ocial agenda to redrawing p olitical maps. In Alabama, four D emocrats announced last w eek they were joining the G OP, giving Republicans a s upermajority in the House t hat allows them to pass legisl ation without any support f rom the other party. The p arty switch of a Democratic l awmaker from New Orleans h anded control of Louisianas H ouse to Republicans for the f irst time since R econstruction. In Georgia, six rural D emocratic state legislators five from the House and o ne in the Senate have s witched allegiance to the G OPsince Nov. 2. In Maine, a H ouse Democrat flipped; in S outh Dakota, a Democratic s tate senator. Most of the party swaps are i n the South, where GOPrule i s becoming more entrenched a nd Democrats many of t hem already more conservat ive than their counterparts e lsewhere are facing what l ooks like a long exile in the m inority. In Georgia, the GOPswept e very statewide office this y ear and brought, in the words o f state Rep. Alan Powell, an e ffective end, at least for the f oreseeable future, to the twop arty system in state governm ent. Powell, who served in the H ouse for two decades as a D emocrat from a rural district i n North Georgia, joined the R epublican caucus this month a fter concluding it would a llow him to get off the sidelines and again be a player on key issues. The 58-year-old real estate agent has been outspoken in his criticism of both Republicans and Democrats and expects to maintain an independent streak in the GOP. Twenty-one state legislative chambers in 16 states moved into GOPhands this year, and for some Democrats keeping a seat at the table means trading a D for an R. Others, like Mike Millican of Alabama, one of those who joined the GOPlast week, say that as the national Democratic Party has moved to the left, theyve found themselves more in line with the Republican Partys political ideology. In most cases, those whove jumped ship said the Democratic Party abandoned them not the other way around. The Maine Democratic agenda is too focused on the bidding of various special interests, said state Rep. Michael Willette, as he joined the GOPless than two weeks after being elected as a Democrat. The changes in allegiance come after and, in part, because of big Republican statehouse wins across the country this election cycle. This was a wave election, said Tim Storey, an elections expert with the National Conference of State Legislatures. So you will probably see that wave continue with even more Democrats moving over as the impact of the election settles in. The GOPpicked up a whopping 690 seats Nov. 2 the largest shift since 1966, according to data compiled by the National Conference of State Legislatures. In addition to the legislative chambers Republicans took from Democrats, an ongoing recount in New York will help determine which party controls the state Senate there. Republicans now control both chambers of the state Legislature as well as the governorship in 21 states. The shifts come as legislatures are set to begin the politically charged, once-a-decade process of redrawing congressional and legislative districts to reflect updated U.S. Census population estimates. Typically, the party in power gets the chance to preserve strongholds or change districts once considered safe for the other party, meaning Republicans can solidify their majorities. Carolyn Fiddler, spokeswoman for the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee, acknowledged the process will be a challenge for Democrats. We know that in some cases folks are scrambling to keep their districts, she said. But she noted those switching parties should also remember they were elected with Democratic resources and Democratic volunteers. How that will play the next time the former Democrats are up for election remains to be seen. Voters have not been kind to some of the more prominent converts recently. U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter lost a Democratic primary battle in Pennsylvania after abandoning the Republican Party losing to a more liberal congressman who was later defeated in the general election. U.S. Rep. Parker Griffith of Alabama switched from Democrat to Republican this year only to lose in the GOP primary. But since the civil rights era of the 1960s the South has been growing increasingly Republican, in part because of Democrats changing their party affiliations. Georgias Gov. Sonny Perdue and his soon-to-besuccessor Nathan Deal are both former Democrats and have been embraced by voters after switching over. Democratic state lawmakers defecting to GOP post-election This was a wave election. So you will probably see that wave continue with even more Democrats moving over as the impact of the election settles in.TIMSTOREY elections expert Associated PressST. PETERSBURG O utgoing Florida Gov. C harlie Crist, who steps d own in January after losing a n independent bid for the U .S. Senate, says he is conc erned that political divisions a re preventing elected offic ials from both parties from w orking together to address t he nations problems. Its been a real polarizat ion and I think its unfortun ate for the country. Im conc erned about consensus and c ommon ground being able to b e found to help America m ove forward, Crist said in a n interview with The A ssociated Press. Its fine to b e proud of being a R epublican and proud of b eing a Democrat, but not to t he extent that you dont w ork together for the betterm ent of the country as a w hole. Crist said he has no regrets a bout running for the Senate i nstead of seeking re-elect ion, or about leaving the R epublican Party earlier this y ear. He said he plans to keep h is independent voter regist ration, and that he hopes R epublican Gov.-elect Rick S cott and the Legislature d ont just think about the G OPover the next four years. Even though the D emocrats are in the minorit y significant minority i n both the House and the S enate, there still are more r egistered Democrats in our s tate than there are R epublicans and independe nts, so I think they need to take that into account and Im sure that they will. I hope so, for Floridas sake, said Crist, widely viewed as a moderate. Crist steps down on Jan. 4, ending his political career for now. He said he plans to seek a job outside of government and that he isnt thinking yet about whether hell return to politics. I think about the future. Im entering a new chapter pretty quickly now and Im looking forward to the private sector, Crist said. Ive been very blessed to have a number of offers and its very gratifying. Crist finished second in a three-way race for the U.S. Senate to Republican Marco Rubio, a conservative candidate with tea party support. The third candidate was Democratic U.S. Rep. Kendrick Meek. His loss came just two years after Republican presidential nominee John McCain considered Crist as his running mate. When Crist entered the Senate race, most thought he was a lock to win though a re-election bid would have been easier. The governor said a bad economy and a massive shift in political attitudes contributed to his loss after winning three straight statewide elections as education commissioner, attorney general and governor. It was the roller coaster of my life. Think about it, you decide not to run for re-election, you run for the U.S. Senate and its all humming along just fine and then it becomes very, very difficult thats not a lot of fun. Then going independent, Crist said. Crist said he is comfortable with the choices he made, including switching to run as an independent during the Senate campaign. I think it was the right thing to do at the time or I wouldnt have done it. And the reason I did it was because I felt the country needed some Florida common sense, Crist said. He has been talking to Scott weekly during the transition and said hes optimistic about the new governor. During the course of a campaign, its hard to get a sense of the person, Crist said. So much of it is the advertising and maybe a few debates. Its sort of hyperactivity and youre not sure how much of it is real and how much of it is not real. A lot of marketing occurs and I think the people will be pleased with the new governor. Crist worries about divisions Crist

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Page 10ANews-SunWednesday, December 1, 2010www.newssun.com 3100 Golfview Rd. SebringLocated in Inn on the Lakes314-0348 MINI STARTERSTire Treads $3.00 Skillet Mussels $5.00 Crab Oval $6.00 Asian Shrimp $6.00EARLY BISTROSERVED 3:00 PM 6:00 PM DAILY SUNDAYS 12:00 PM 9:00 PMENTREESDill Salmon $14.00 Chicken Schnitzel $10.00 Cognac Peppercorn Steak $12.00 Mussels Roma $10.00 Greek Spanakopita $10.00 Rustic French Onion Steak $10.00 Bridgewater Trout $13.00 Pumpkin Ravioli $10.00 Guava Glazed Pork Loin $11.00 Chicken Piccata $10.00 Shrimp and Creamy Cheddar Grits $13.00 Best Early Bird SpecialsEnjoy a Complimentary glass of house wine or draft beer. By MATTSEDENSKY Associated PressMIAMI The Atlantic h urricane season ends T uesday, going down as one o f the busiest on record but b lissfully sparing the U.S. c oastline a major hurricane f or a fifth straight year. While extreme tropical w eather ravaged Haiti, M exico and elsewhere, U.S. f orecasters are wondering if t he nation can make history a nd extend its luck into 2011. I f so, it would be the first t ime ever that the U.S. e scaped a major hurricane for s ix years. That would be a record I w ould like to break, said D ennis Feltgen, a spokesman f or the National Hurricane C enter in Miami. All told, 19 named storms f ormed in the Atlantic, tying w ith the 1887 and 1995 seas ons for third-highest on r ecord. Twelve became hurric anes, tying with the 1969 season for the second-highest on record. In the U.S., Texas suffered the worst of the tropical weather. Flooding spurred by Tropical Storm Hermine was blamed for the deaths of at least seven people in Texas. Hurricane Alex damaged or destroyed more than 300 homes in Texas and caused an estimated $42 million in damage to infrastructure. Aside from that, Tropical Storm Bonnie sent crews working to stop the flow of oil from a blown-out rig in the Gulf of Mexico into a fury. And Hurricane Earl brought flooding to North Carolinas Outer Banks and some rain to Cape Cod, but little damage. Fortunately most storms avoided the U.S., said Jack Hayes, director of the National Weather Service. You could say the season was a gentle giant. Not so elsewhere, though. Hurricane Tomas killed 14 people in St. Lucia and at least eight in Haiti. Hurricane Alex caused flooding that killed 12 people in Mexico. Hurricane Igor knocked out power to half of Bermuda but spared the country major damage or injuries. Apersistent low-pressure system through the height of hurricane season is credited with the U.S. escaping major harm. The western edge of the high-pressure system that drove tropical weather from the coast of Africa was eroded by the low pressure, and ultimately helped propel it away from the U.S. shore. Thats not an unusual pattern at all, Feltgen said, and were fortunate that it was in place at the height of the season. The last major hurricane of Category 3 or stronger to hit the U.S. was Wilma in 2005. US escapes major hurricanes for fifth straight year MCTphoto A man waits his turn to be rescued from flood waters after Tropical Storm Hermine passed over Texas in September.

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AD RATESGARAGE SALE6 lines 2 days $11503 days$14(additional lines $1 each)MISCELLANEOUSmerchandise over $1005 lines 6 pubs$1750(additional lines $3 each)REAL ESTATE EMPLOYMENT TRANSPORTATION5 lines 6 pubs $31506 lines 14 pubs$71 NOTICE OF INTERNET AUCTION START DATE: November 29, 2010 at 7:00AM END DATE: December 5, 2010 at 10:00PM LOCATION: GOVDEALS.COM Pursuant to Florida Statutes and Sebring City Council policies, the City of Sebring, Sebring, Florida has declared various items as surplus property and have therefore authorized an Internet Auction to be conducted for the purpose of disposing said property. A list of surplus items & questions about the City's Internet Auction process may be obtained from the City of Sebring Purchasing Department 368 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870 between the hours of 8:30-4:30, calling 863-471-5110, or by emailing purchasing@mysebring.com Note: all property will be sold as ``as is'', ``where is'' basis. The City of Sebring reserves the right to add or delete items from GovDeals' website at anytime during the Internet bidding dates above. Kirk Zimmerman, CPPB Purchasing Agent City of Sebring, Florida November 26; December 1, 2010 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: GC07-1141 YALE MORTGAGE CORPORATION Plaintiff, vs. HOWARD S. OSTROW; IRENE BASSINGTHWAITE; Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE Publish in THE NEWS-SUN NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order resetting Foreclosure Sale dated November 17, 2010, and entered in Case No. GC07-1141 of the Circuit Court of the 10th JudIcial Circuit, in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida, where in YALE MORTGAGE CORPORATION, Plaintiff, and HOWARD S. OSTROW, IRENE BASSINGTHWAITE, Defendant, I will to the highest bidder for cash on the 15th day of December, 2010, at 11:00am, at the JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, BASEMENT, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FL 33870, the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment lying and being situate in HIGHLANDS County, Florida, to wit: Lot 1, Lot 2 and Lot 3, of LAKESIDE HEIGHTS, according to the plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 52-T, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. AKA Lot 1, Lot 2 and Lot 3, of LAKESIDE HEIGHTS, according to the plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 52-T, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. NOTICE: ANY PERSON WITH A DISABILITY REQUIRING SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROCEEDING SHOULD CONTACT 1-800-955-8771 (TDD); 1-800-955-8770 (V), VIA FLORIDA RELAY SERVICE, NOT LATER THAT SEVEN (7) DAYS PRIOR TO THE PROCEEDING. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. THE CLERK SHALL RECEIVE A SERVICE CHARGE OF UP TO $70 FOR SERVICES IN MAKING, RECORDING, AND CERTIFYING THE SALE AND TITLE THAT SHALL BE ASSESSED AS COSTS. THE COURT, IN ITS DISCRETION, MAY ENLARGE THE TIME OF THE SALE.NOTICE OF THE CHANGED TIME OF SALE SHALL BE PUBLISHED AS PROVIDED HEREIN. DATED this 18th day of November, 2010. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak DEPUTY CLERK November 24; December 1, 2010 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION NO: 08000470GCS NOTICE OF ACTION IN RE: S&P CAPITAL CORPORATION vs. VIVIAN ARRECHAVALETA, and JUSTO G. PUPO TO: JUSTO G. PUPO, IF ALIVE, OR IF DEAD, THEN HIS UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES OR ASSIGNS YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property located in Highlands County, Florida: Lot(s) 23, Block 3, ORANGE BLOSSOM ESTATES, UNIT 3, according to the Plat thereof on file in the office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court in and for Highlands County, Florida, recorded in Plat Book 6, Page 43. Said lands situate, lying and being in Highlands County, Florida. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, it any, to it on William G. Shofstall, attorney for Plaintiff, S&P CAPITAL CORPORATION, whose address is P.O. Box 210576, West Palm Beach, Florida 33421, and file the original with the Clerk of the above-sytled court on or before thirty (30) days after the first date of publication; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief prayed for the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and the Seal of said Court at Highlands County, Florida on this 15th day of November, 2010. BOB GERMAINE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA (Circuit Court Seal) By: /s/ Annette E. Daff As Deputy Clerk December 1, 8, 2010 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 08-935-GCS WACHOVIA MORTGAGE, FSB f/k/a WORLD SAVINGS BANK, FSB Plaintiff, vs. WILLIAM DAVOREN; LAKESHORE TOWER TWO ASSOCIATION, INC.; Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE Publish in THE NEWS-SUN NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order resetting Foreclosure Sale dated November 12, 2010, and entered in Case No. 09-935-GCS of the Circuit Court of the 10th JudIcial Circuit, in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida, where in WACHOVIA MORTGAGE, FSB f/k/a WORLD SAVINGS BANK, FSB, Plaintiff, and WILLIAM DAVOREN, LAKESHORE TOWER TWO ASSOCIATION, INC., Defendant(s), I will to the highest bidder for cash on the 14th day of December, 2010, at 11:00am, at the JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, BASEMENT, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FL 33870, the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment lying and being situate in HIGHLANDS County, Florida, to wit: UNIT 602, of LAKE SHORE TOWER TWO CONDOMINIUM, according to the Declaration of Condominium recorded in Official Records Book 435, Page 1, as amended, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. Being a part of SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES HOLIDAY VILLAGE, according to the plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 9, Page 27, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. NOTICE: ANY PERSON WITH A DISABILITY REQUIRING SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROCEEDING SHOULD CONTACT 1-800-955-8771 (TDD); 1-800-955-8770 (V), VIA FLORIDA RELAY SERVICE, NOT LATER THAT SEVEN (7) DAYS PRIOR TO THE PROCEEDING. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. THE CLERK SHALL RECEIVE A SERVICE CHARGE OF UP TO $70 FOR SERVICES IN MAKING, RECORDING, AND CERTIFYING THE SALE AND TITLE THAT SHALL BE ASSESSED AS COSTS. THE COURT, IN ITS DISCRETION, MAY ENLARGE THE TIME OF THE SALE.NOTICE OF THE CHANGED TIME OF SALE SHALL BE PUBLISHED AS PROVIDED HEREIN. DATED this 16th day of November, 2010. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak DEPUTY CLERK November 24; December 1, 2010 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 2008-CA-000771-GCS WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, PLAINTIFF, VS. TU HAI TRAN, ET AL., DEFENDANT(S). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated November 17, 2010, in the above action, I will sell to the highest bidder for cash at Highlands, Florida, on December 15, 2010, at 11:00 AM, at Basement of courthouse in Jury Assembly Room 430 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL 33870 for the following described property: Lot 4, Block 234, EAST-PALMHURST, according to the map or plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 1, Page(s) 72, Public Records of Highlands County, Florida, LESS that portion of said Lot 4 ore particularly described as follows: Beginning at the Northwest corner of said Lot 4; thence South 00 degrees 40'15'' West along the West line of said Lot 4 for a distance of 10.00 feet; thence North 89 degrees 27'31'' East for a distance of 8.69 feet to the Point of Curvature of a non-tangent curve concave in a Northeasterly direction; thence along the arc of said curve to the left (curve having for its elements a radius of 60.00 feet, a central angle of 46 degrees 42'36'' and a chord bearing of South 59 degrees 34'40'' East) for a distance of 48.91 feet to a point on the Easterly line of lot 4; thence North 00 degrees 40'15'' East and along the East line of said Lot 4; thence South 89degrees 27'31'' West and along the North Line of said Lot 4 for a distance of 50.00 feet to the Point of Beginning. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. The Court, in its discretion, may enlarge the time of the sale. Notice of the changed time of sale shall be published as provided herein. DATED: November 18, 2010. Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Prepared by: Gladstone Law Group, P.A. 1499 W. Palmetto Park Rd., Suite 300 Boca Raton, FL 33486 If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator, Mr. Nick Sudzina at P.O. Box 9000, Bartow, FL 33831; telephone number 863-534-4686 two (2) working days of your receipt of this notice; if you are hearing impaired, call the Florida Relay Services at 1-800-955-8771 (TTY); if you are voice impaired, call the Florida Relay Services at 1-800-955-8770. December 1, 8, 2010 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CASE NO. 09000246GCS WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. AS TRUSTEE FOR OPTION ONE MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2007-5 ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-5, Plaintiff, vs. MELISSA FREEMAN; WILLIAM FREEMAN; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated October 21, 2010, and entered in Case No. 09000246GCS of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. AS TRUSTEE FOR OPTION ONE MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2007-5 ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-5, is the Plaintiff and MELISSA FREEMAN; WILLIAM FREEMAN; 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 A M, on December 17, 2010, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 18, BLOCK 25, SUN 'N LAKES ESTATES OF SEBRING UNIT 2, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 48, 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 24th day of November, 2010. Robert W. Germaine Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk December 1, 8, 2010 NOTICE OF BRIEFING Spring Lake Improvement District The Spring Lake Improvement District will be attending a briefing and luncheon at the Sebring Airport Board Room, 128 Authority Lane, Sebring, Florida 33870, on Wednesday, December 8, 2010, 12:30 p.m. District Supervisors, the District Manager, and the District Engineer will attend the briefing and luncheon. The purpose of the briefing is to review the mutual goals and objectives for the Airport Catalyst Project and the District Water Control Plan. No voting or decisions will be made. This briefing will follow the Board's regularly scheduled meeting on Wednesday, December 8, 2010, 10:00 a.m. at the District Office, 115 Spring Lake Blvd., Sebring, Florida 33876. EACH PERSON WHO DECIDES TO APPEAL ANY DECISION MADE BY THE BOARD WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT MEETINGS IS ADVISED THAT PERSON MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS IS MADE, INCLUDING THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE UPON WHICH SUCH APPEAL IS TO BE BASED. JOSEPH DECERBO DISTRICT MANAGER November 28; December 1, 3, 2010 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 10-472 IN RE: ESTATE OF GINETTE CARPENTER Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of GINETTE CARPENTER, deceased, whose date of death was October 26, 2010, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870. The 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 TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) Y EARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is December 1, 2010. Personal Representative: /s/ Kurt Rothlisberger A ttorney for Personal Representative: / s/ Michael A. Rider Florida Bar Number: 175661 13 N. Oak Avenue Lake Placid, FL 33852 Telephone: (863)465-1111 Fax: (863)465-8100 E-Mail: marider@mariderlaw.com December 1, 8, 2010 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION Case No. 2009-CA-000634 DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR WAMU TRUST SERIES 2007-HE1 TRUST, Plaintiff, v. JOSE A. DOMINGUEZ and DENISE L. DOMINGUEZ, husband and wife, et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION PROPERTY TO: UNKNOWN HEIRS OR CREDITORS OF EVELYN W. RAPER, AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER AND AGAINST THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for reformation of deeds, declaratory judgment, determination of heirs, and to foreclose a mortgage on real property in Highlands County, Florida which is legally described as follows: The North half of the North 434.91 feet of the SW 1/4 of the NW 1/4, less the westerly 33 feet for road right of way, and the North half of the North 434.91 feet of the NW 1/4 of the SE 1/4 of the NW 1/4 of Section 9, Township 35 South, Range 31 East, lying and being in Highlands County, Florida, having parcel identification number C-09-35-31-A00-0023-0010. Together with the mobile home thereon, having VIN#FT35724FL1849A and VIN#FT35724FL1849B, which is permanently affixed to the above described lands ans as such is deemed a fixture and a part of the real estate. 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, Laura S. Bauman, Esquire, whose address is Adams and Reese LLP, 1515 Ringling Boulevard, Suite 700, Sarasota, Florida 34236 within thirty (30) days after first publication of the notice and file the original with the Clerk of the above-styled Court either before service on Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Second Amended Complaint. DATED on November 4, 2010. BOB GERMAINE CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk November 10, 17, 24; December 1, 2010 1050Legals 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 09000759GCS DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE IN TRUST FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS FOR ARGENT SECURITIES TRUST 2005-W5, ASSET-BACKED PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-W5 Plaintiff, vs. JOSE RODRIGUEZ; YVONNE RODRIGUEZ; A.K.A. IVONNE GARCIA; HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA; SEBRING RIDGE PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; UNKNOWN PERSON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated October 25, 2010, and entered in Case No. 09000759GCS of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida. DEUTSCHE BAN K NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE IN TRUST FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS FOR ARGENT SECURITIES TRUST 2005-W5, ASSET-BACKED PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-W5, is Plaintiff and JOSE RODRIGUEZ; YVONNE RODRIGUEZ A.K.A. IVONNE GARCIA; UNKNOWN PERSON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA; SEBRING RIDGE PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; are defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE LOCATED AT 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FL, IN HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, at 11:00 a.m., on the 15th day of December, 2010, the following described property as set forth ins aid Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 518, SEBRING RIDGE, SECTION ``A'', ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 45, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 18th day of November, 2010. ROBERT W. GERMAINE As Clerk of said Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michala k As Deputy Cler k November 24; December 1, 2010Subscribe to the News-Sun Call 385-6155 WANT NEW FURNITURE? Need to sell the old furniture first? Call News-Sun classifieds, 385-6155. Then shop till you drop! Having something to sell and not advertising is like winking in the dark. You know what youre doing, but no one else does. Call News-Sun classifieds today! 385-6155.

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NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO FLORIDA STATUTES CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS GIVEN that pursuant to a SUMMARY FINAL JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE AND TAXATION OF ATTORNEYS FEES AND COSTS dated November 23, 2010, in the above styled cause, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, BASEMENT, at the Highlands County Courthouse, located at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, at 11:00 A.M., on December 17, 2010, the following described property s set forth in said SUMMARY FINAL JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE AND TAXATION OF ATTORNEY'S FEES AND COSTS, to wit: Unit 3, Lot 3, Quail Run Villas, in Block 9, Lake Haven Estates, Section One, according to the Plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 8, Page 100, Public Records of Highlands County, Florida, as described in description recorded in Official Records Book 737, Page 664, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. Parcel Id: C-01-35-28-022-0030-0030 Commonly known as: 4352 Lafayette Avenue, Sebring, FL 33875 Dated this 24th day of November, 2010. ROBERT W. GERMAINE, Clerk of Court By: /s/ Toni Kopp As Deputy Clerk IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, if you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, tot he provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator, 255 N. Broadway Avenue, Bartow, Florida 33830, (863)534-4686, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN SIXTY (60) DAYS AFTER THE SALE. December 1, 8, 2010 1050Legals AMENDED NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE AS TO THE DATE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Pursuant to a WRIT OF EXECUTION issued out of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, on the 21st day of May, 2010, in the cause wherein LOMONICO CONTRACTING, INC., is Plaintiff, and DANIEL F. ANDREWS and LAURA M. ANDREWS; TAYLOR, BEAN & WHITAKER MORTGAGE CORP.; and HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK, is Defendants, being Case No. GC 07-136 in the said Court, I, Susan Benton, Sheriff of Highlands County, Florida,have levied upon all of the Plaintiff's (as named in the body of the Writ of Execution), LOMONICO CONTRACTING, INC., right, title and interest in and to the following described PERSONAL property in Highlands County, Florida, to-wit: 2002 CADILLAC ESCALADE 4 DOOR WAGON SPORT UTILITY VEHICLE, RED IN COLOR; VIN #1GYEK63N92R118339 and on the 21st day of December, 2010 at Duck's Body Shop, 1153 Hawthorne Drive, in the City of Sebring, Highlands County, Florida, at the hour of 11:00 a.m., or as soon thereafter as possible, I will offer for sale all of the said Plaintiff's, LOMONICO CONTRACTING, INC., right, title and interest in aforesaid property at public outcry and will sell the same, subject to all prior liens, encumbrances and judgments, if any, to the highest and best bidder or bidders for CASH, the proceeds to be applied as far as may be to the payment of costs and the satisfaction of the above-described execution. Dated this, November 15, 2010 SUSAN BENTON, SHERIFF OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA By: /s/ Kevin Awbrey Deputy Kevin Awbrey DEPUTY SHERIFF In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities A ct, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the agency sending this notice at 434 Fernleaf Ave., Sebring, FL 33870, Telephone 863/402-7228 not later than seven days prior to the proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TTD) 1-800-955-8771, or Voice (V) 1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay Services. November 17, 24; December 1, 8, 2010 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 182008CA001432XXXXXX WACHOVIA MORTGAGE CORPORATION, Plaintiff, vs GINA MARIE BLASSNECK, et al., Defendants. RE-NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Summary Final Judgment of foreclosure dated March 2, 2009 and an Order Resetting Sale dated November 12, 2010, and entered in Case No. 182008CA001432XXXXXX of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein WACHOVIA MORTGAGE CORPORATION, is Plaintiff and GINA MARIE BLASSNECK; ROBERT BLASSNECK; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 1; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 2; and A LL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT TO THIS ACTION, OR HAVING OR CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST IN THE PROPERTY HEREIN DESCRIBED, are Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse, 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, at Highlands County, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 14th day of December, 2010, the following described property as set forth in said Order of Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 116 AND LOT 117, OF TWIN LAKES ESTATES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 31, 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. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, persons needing special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the Clerk of the Court not later than five business days prior to the proceeding at the Highlands County Courthouse. Telephone 863-386-6565 or 1-800-955-8770 via Florida Relay Service. DATED at Sebring, Florida, on November 16, 2010. ROBERT W. GERMAINE As Clerk, Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak As Deputy Clerk November 24; December 1, 2010 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2009-CA-000279 TAYLOR, BEAN AND WHITAKER MORTGAGE CORPORATION, Plaintiff, vs. CARL ANTHONY CASTILOW A /K/A CARL A. CASTILOW, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated November 17, 2010 and entered in Case No. 28-2009-CA-000279 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 CARL ANTHONY CASTILOW A/K/A CARL A. CASTILOW; MARIA R. CASTILOW; HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK; are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at JURY A SSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE at 11:00 AM, on the 16th day of December, 2010, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 12, OR RIVERGREENS SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 13, AT PAGE 31, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A /K/A 929 W. LAKE DAMON DRIVE, AVON PARK, FL 33825 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of the Court on November 19, 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 F09017568-ocwen-specfhlmc **See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the individual or agency sending the notice at Echevarria & Associates, P.A., P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, FL 33622-5018, telephone (813) 251-4766, not later than seven (7) days prior to the proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771, or voice (V) 1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay Service. November 24; December 1, 2010 PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE Heartland Workforce will hold a teleconference meeting of their Board of Directors on Wednesday, December 1, 2010, at 1:30 p.m. The teleconference will originate at the Heartland Workforce Administrative office, 5901 US Hwy 27 S., Sebring, Florida 33870. Persons interested in attending should arrive no later than 1:25 p.m. Purpose of the meeting is to consider entering into an Employed Worker Training Agreement with Cobb Construction. For more information see agenda posted on the Heartland Workforce website at www.hwib.org November 28, 2010 1050LegalsIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 10000710GCS BANKUNITED, Plaintiff, vs. UNKNOWN HEIRS, BENEFICIARIES, DEVISEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHERS WHO MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST IN THT ESTATE OF CLYDE S. DAVIDSON, JR., DECEASED; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF CLYDE S. DAVIDSON, JR., DECEASED; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC.; MORTGAGEIT, INC.; LESLIE M. ALLARD; UNKNOWN PERSON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION To the following Defendant(s): UNKNOWN HEIRS, BENEFICIARIES, DEVISEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHERS WHO MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST IN THE ESTATE OF CLYDE S. DAVIDSON, JR., DECEASED (RESIDENCE UNKNOWN) YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Foreclosure of Mortgage on the following described property: LOT 22, IN BLOCK 2, OF LAKEVIEW SUBDIVISION FIRST ADDITION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 38, AND AN UNDIVIDED 1/37TH INTEREST IN LOT 10, BLOCK 1, LAKEVIEW SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 6, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. a/k/a 5129 PLACID VIEW DR., LAKE PLACID, FLORIDA 33852 has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it, on Kahane & Associates, P.A., Attorney for Plaintiff, whose address is 8201 Peters Road, Ste. 3000, Plantation, FLORIDA 33324 on or before December 31, 2010, a date which is within thirty (30) days after the first publication of this Notice in THE NEWS SUN and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint. This notice is provided pursuant to Administrative Order No. 2.065. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to provisions of certain assistance. Please contact the Court Administrator at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870, Phone No. (863)534-4690 within 2 working days of your receipt of this notice or pleading; if you are hearing impaired, call 1-800-955-8771 (TDD); if you are voice impaired, call 1-800-995-8770 (V) (Via Florida Relay Services). WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court this 15th day of November, 2010. ROBERT W. GERMAINE As Clerk of the Court By: /s/ Annette E. Daff As Deputy Clerk November 24; December 1, 2010 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 28-2010-CA-001186 SEC.: CIVIL CITIMORTGAGE, INC. Plaintiff, v. LEONARDO SIFONTE HERNANDEZ AND MISLEIDYS RODRIGUEZ PEREZ AKA MISLEIDYS RODRIGUEZ, et al Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION FOR FORECLOSURE PROCEEDING-PROPERTY TO: LEONARDO SIFONTE HERNANDEZ AND MISLEIDYS RODRIGUEZ PEREZ AKA MISLEIDYS RODRIGUEZ ADDRESS UNKNOWN BUT WHOSE LAST KNOWN ADDRESS IS: 3310 HAMMOCK ROAD SEBRING FL 33872, 2131 SW 50TH AVE FORT LAUDERDALE FL 33317 Residence unknown, if living, including any unknown spouse of the said Defendants, if either has remarried and if either or both of said Defendant(s) are dead, their respective unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, creditors, lienors, and trustees, and all other persons claiming by, though, under or against the named Defendant(s); and the aforementioned named Defendant(s) and such of the aforementioned unknown Defendants and such of the aforementioned unknown Defendant(s) as may be infants, incompetents or otherwise not sui juris. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action has been commenced to foreclose a mortgage on the following real property, lying and being and situated in HIGHLANDS County, Florida, more particularly described as follows: LOT 5, BLOCK 20, SEBRING HILLS SOUTH, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 93, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 3310 HAMMOCK ROAD, SEBRING, FL 33872 This action has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defense, if any, such Morris Hardwick Schneider, LLC, Attorneys for Plaintiff, whose address is 5110 Eisenhower Blvd., Suite 120, Tampa, FL 33634 on or before December 16, 2010, and file the original with the clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court on the 23rd day of November, 2010. ROBERT W. GERMAINE, CLERK Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Annette E. Daff DEPUTY CLERK ``In accordance with the American with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this hearing, should contact ADA Coordinator not later than 1 (one) day prior to the proceeding at Florida Rural Legal Service (Highlands), 963 E. Memorial Boulevard, P.O. Box 24688, Lakeland, FL 33802 (863)688-7376. December 1, 8, 2010 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 10-467 IN RE: ESTATE OF JOHN A. DOHANYOS Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of JOHN A. DOHANYOS, deceased, whose date of death was October 3, 2010, is pending in the Circuit Court of HIGHLANDS County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is November 24, 2010. Personal Representative: ERIC R. WILSON 5033 NW 81st Terrrace Coral Springs, FL 33067 Attorney for Personal Representative: WILLIAM J. NIELANDER Florida Bar Number: 0386014 172 E. Interlake Boulevard Lake Placid, FL 33852 Telephone: (863) 465-8181 Fax: (863) 465-5614 E-Mail: wjn@nielander.com November 24; December 1, 2010 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 10-474 IN RE: ESTATE OF SALLIE JEAN WOODEN, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of SALLIE JEAN WOODEN, deceased, File Number PC 10-474, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 430 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, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, 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 other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is November 24, 2010. Personal Representative: /s/ Thelma Wooden Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ Michael L. Keiber The Law Office of Michael L. 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STOP BY THE NEWS SUN AT 2227 US HWY 27 S SEBRING, FLORIDA AND FILL OUT AN APPLICATION1994 FORDAerostar Van, strong motor, 6 passenger good for family. $1500 obo. 863-257-5164 9250Vans 9000 Transportation 8000 RecreationPOWER WHEELCHAIRlift for your car. $3500 863-655-1644 7560Medical Supplies& EquipmentNOTICEFlorida statute 585.195 states tha t all dogs and cats sold in Florida must be at least eight weeks old, have an official health certificate and proper shots and be free of intestinal and external parasites. 7520Pets & 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!SEBRING BAZAAR* Arts Crafts Raffles Activities Chair Massages Rummage Sale 1451 US 27, NorthBehind Pinch-A-Penny Sat., Dec. 4th, 7am 1pm 7460Crafts & Bazaars SEBRING MULTI-FAMILYSale! 5234 Lime Rd, off Lakewood Rd, Fri-Sat, Dec 3rd & 4th, 8am-? Pet Items, Trolling Motors, Fishing Items, Baby Items, Collectibles, Hshld Items, Weed Eaters, Christmas Yard Decor. To Much to List! SEBRING HILLS219 Wren Ave Fri & Sat Dec 3rd & 4th, 7am ? Washer Dryer, some tools, furniture, pots & pans. Too Much To List! 7320Garage &Yard Sales SEBRING HILLSMulti Family Sale 203 Eagle Ave. Fri-Sat Dec 3rd-4th 7am-3pm. Collectibles, clothing, dishes, baby car seat / highchair. Lots Of Misc. SEBRING 3704Sunbird Cir. off Thunderbird, Thurs. Dec 2nd & Sat 4th. 25 years of collecting, dolls, Coca Cola, orchids, glass ware & Christmas Decor. SEBRING -3109King Dr., Fri-Sat, Dec 3rd & 4th, 7am-2pm. Christmas Decor, Glider Chair, Small Refrigerator, Household items, & MORE! SEBRING -Woodhaven Christmas Fair 2122 Jacaranda Way, off Brunns Rd. Dec 4th, 8am-12pm. Raffle, crafts, bake & rummage sale SEBRING -SPRING LAKE SALE Village I, 6125 Bay Lane, Sat Dec. 4th, 8am-4pm; Sun Dec. 5th, Noon-4pm. GLASSWARE, POTTERY, PROCELAIN, FURNITURE, COINS, JEWELRY, ART WORK, CLOTHING, BOOKS. Another Fine Sale By THE FURNITURE DOCTORS 863-414-7388 Follow Signs from Hwy. 27 onto U.S. 98 SEBRING -REPEAT SALE NEW ITEMS! 309 Wren Ave., Thurs-Fri-Sat, Dec. 2nd, 3rd & 4th. If you missed last week....DON'T MISS THIS ONE! SEBRING -Multi Family Sale Sebring Sun n Lake Blvd. to 2nd cir. rt on Columbus, lft. on Woods n Irons, go to end of St. rt. on Myrtle Beach Dr. to 4535. Fri-Sat Dec 3rd-4th 8am-3pm. SEBRING -Multi Family Sale 231 Eagle Ave. Sat Dec 4th, 8am-? Furn., clothing, sm. appl, movies, games, household items, hunting clothes, X-Mas Decor. SEBRING -Multi Family Sale Colony Point Clubhouse, Northwood Blvd north of Publix, turn right Blue Lagoon Fri & Sat Dec 3-4, 8am-12pm. SEBRING -GIANT SALE! 101 Spring Garden Rd, off Sebring Pkway, Sat-Sun, Dec. 4th & 5th, 7am-? Household Items, Furniture, Blankets, & LOTS OF MISC! COME & SEE! LAKE PLACIDMulti Family Sale 26 Dawg House Dr. Sat-Sun Dec.4th-5th 8am-3pm. Tools, household items, toys, clothing. Too Much To List! LAKE PLACID2108 U 27, South (Pineapple Plantation) Sat, Dec. 4th, 7am ? Men's/Wm's/Kids Clothing, Shoes, Household Items, & Lots of Misc. FROSTPROOF -419 Raymond Ave., (Sun Ray) Fri-Sat, Dec. 3rd & 4th. Patio Furniture, Wm's Lg Size Clothes, Rebounder, Plants & Lots of Misc. AVON PARK-Multi Family Sale 1720 N Homeric Rd. off stryker, Fri-Sat Dec 3rd-4th. 2001 Harley, Lots of miscellaneous. Too Much To List! AVON PARKLAKES BAPTIST CHURCH 2000 N. Highlands Blvd, Fri-Sat, Dec. 3rd & 4th, 7am-? Furn., Household Items, Christmas Items. SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE! AVON PARK102 W. Pleasant St. Sat Dec. 4th 8am-4pm. Do your Christmas shopping here! All New Items. Toys, clothes, knick knacks, household items, shoes. Too Much To List! AVON PARKBIG SALE! 2-Family, 416 W. State St, (between Waldron & Central) Thurs-Fri, Dec. 2nd & 3rd, 8am-4pm. Tools, Clothes, Christmas Decor, Desk, Cookbooks & Other Books. Something for Everyone! 7320Garage &Yard SalesAVON PARK1110 Emmanuel Way, Fri-Sat, Dec 3rd & 4th, 8am-4pm. Antiques, Christmas & Home Decor, Kitchen Items & SOOOO MUCH MORE!! 7320Garage &Yard Sales ROOF INSULATION13 ft. long, 13 panels. $30 863-452-0393 HIDE-A-BED FULLsize, new mattress, sleeps 2. Tan. $30 863-452-0393 DRY SINKSolid maple 41"H x 30"W x 19"D. $35 863-402-2285 CHRISTMAS LIGHTSVariety of types. All for $25. Call 863-471-3694. BISSELL VACUUMw/bag, clean & great condition. $20 863-402-2285 7310Bargain Buys HOT TUBColumbia Spa Package. Includes Steps, Cover & Chemicals. 2005 Cost $2,900. Excellent Condition. $750.00. Call Frank, 863-655-0660 GENERATOR -TROY BUILT. 5500 Watt, Used Once. Like New! Call for info. 863-257-1873 CAR TRAILER 2007 27' Deluxe Haulmark like new, always garage kept; BEDROOM SUITE solid wood, full size w/mattress & box springs, triple dresser, chest of drawers, night stand; PANELING Birch, 18 sheets, solid wood 4'x8'; RV COVER for travel trailer, 22', like new used twice. Interested parties please call 863-471-9789. 7300MiscellaneousREFRIGERATOR -25 cu ft. Maytag, bisque color, french door bottom freezer, ice/water in door.$1,000. 863-452-0876 or 863-381-0003 7040Appliances 7000 MerchandiseSEBRING -1BR w/bath, furn/unfurn, W/D, Satellite, full use of home. $400/mo. or $100/wk + dep. 863-304-2849 6400Rooms for Rent 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. $575/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 6300Unfurnished Houses 6200UnfurnishedApartments 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 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 6200UnfurnishedApartments 6000 RentalsAVON PARK(2 Available) 1BR $175/mo.; & 4BR $350/mo. Both Unfurnished, W/D hook-up, Stove, Refrigerator, A/C, water included, no pets. $100 deposit. 863-453-3610 5150Mobile HomesFor Rent 5050Mobile HomesFor Sale 5000 Mobile Homes SEBRING NEWLYREMODELED 3BR Home, one block from Woodlawn Elem. School. Nice, quiet neighborhood. 1243 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 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-timeEmployment SALES POSITION Established Fire and Water Restoration company has immediate opening for motivated outside Sales Rep. You will be contacting existing and prospective customers in this fast growing industry. Must have excellent computer skills and a clean driving record. Must have professional, friendly demeanor and be a hard worker. Excellent career opportunity for right person. Salary + commission. Email resume to: servpro9466@aol.com. OFFICE POSITIONAVAILABLE: Busy Real Estate office seeking person with computer, communication and people skills. Fax resume to: 863-465-7130 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 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 INSTALL DOCKOn Lake Istokpoga. Blown down in Huricane 2004. Need Poles & re-install existing dock. 813-839-1692 or 813-997-0232 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. E-mail to:heartlandmedicalcareers@gmail.com 2100Help WantedDIRECT 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 2050Job Opportunities 2000 Employment LOOKING FOR THAT SPECIAL HOME?Search the News-Sun Classifieds every Sunday, Wednesday and Friday.62 years or older, handicap/disabled, regardless of age. For rental information & applications please call: 863-452-6565 TDD: 1-800-955-8771 THIS INSTITUTION IS AN Equal Opportunity Provider and EmployerLos Apt. de Castle Hill de Avon ParkEstan aceptando aplicaciones para Apts. de 1 y 2 recamaras. Disponible a personas de 62 ancs o mas, incapacidad fisica/mental, no importa la edad. Para mas informacion favor de llamar 863-452-6565. TDD: 1-800-955-8771 Esta Institucion Es De Igualdad De Oportunidad Al Proveedor, Y EmpleadorCASTLE HILL Apartments of Avon ParkAccepting Applications for 1 & 2 Bedroom Apts. Available to individuals AVON PARKFully Furnished, 46' X 12' Mobile Home. 33' Carport, Paved Drive, A/C, FL Sunroom. $13,500 OBO. 863-452-2877 Classified ads get fast results

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By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comLAKE PLACID It wasnt exactly a work of art, the Blue Streaks 48-42 win at Lake Placid Monday night and Sebring head coach Princeton Harris had his own theory as to why. I hate Monday games, he said. Less practice time heading in, and coming off the holiday week, I think some guys had too much turkey. That might explain an awfully slow start, with Trini Sutton hitting one of two free throws early on, with that one being the lone point scored until the 3:37 mark of the first quarter. By comparison, the rest of the quarter picked up significantly, with 17 points scored, including a three at the buzzer from Devin Clarke for a 10-10 score after one. But then Sebring went cold to open the second, not getting a score until the 3:48 mark when Zac Bullock worked inside for a bucket. Thankfully, for the Streaks sake, the Dragons werent exactly on fire, with a Nick Swain drive, a Kirk Veley jumper and one free throw from Andre Wilson all they could must up until that point. Sebring had chances to cut into the lead even more, though Bullock split six free throw and the Dragons got a three-pointer from Devonta Chisolm for a 20-17 lead at the half. The Streaks struck quickly in the third, with Toby Solebello follow and a Clar ke drive to snatch the lead, b ut Veley split a pair at the li ne to tie and Devontray Flemin g followed a miss before Vel ey got to the rim on the break. Fleming then scored on a baseline drive, after a Clar ke free throw, and it was 27-2 2. But Lake Placid wou ld only score two more, on fr ee throws from Chisolm, whi le Matt Taylor converted a three-point play an d Solebello would connect on a three pointer. Bullock would again sp lit at the line, and Taylor hit tw o from the stripe to close o ut the third with a 31-2 9 Sebring lead. The Dragons wou ld hang in as best th ey could, but the Strea ks started to pull away as foul trouble bes et Lake Placid. Solebello scor ed Sebrings first s ix points of the final perio d, interrupted only by a Neva da Weaver follow. Allen then scored on a p ut back, as did Sutton on a pl ay that saw Veley foul ou t, before Taylor canned a tur naround eight-footer for a 4 333 lead. Fleming drove the baseli ne for a reverse lay-up an d Chisolm hit two free throw s, as Clarke fouled out. Solebello then hit two fre ebies but Wilson hit a jump er and Chisolm drove the la ne and suddenly it was 45-4 1 with 54 seconds left. But with time waning an d the Dragons forced to fou l, with Sutton and Taylor h itCHRIS DUNCAN Associated PressHOUSTON Andre Johnson called NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Monday morning, before the league fined Houstons star receiver and Tennessee cornerback Cortland Finnegan $25,000 each for their fight a day earlier. Johnson did not speak with Goodell, but left a message. Johnson said that Goodell called back and left a voicemail while the Texans were preparing to practice on Monday night. I just think that was something that I needed to do, just to communicate with him and let him know my side, Johnson said. Ill give him a call back and whenever we get a chance, well talk. Neither player was suspended after they slugged it out in the fourth quarter of Houstons 20-0 victory. Finnegan set off the brawl by jabbing at Johnsons neck and face mask at the line of scrimmage. Johnson ripped off Finnegans helmet and landed at least two punches to Finnegans head and neck. The two spun each other, and Finnegan tore off Johnsons helmet before players and referees intervened. Houston (5-6) plays at Philadelphia (7-4) on Thursday night, and Johnson said he was relieved to learn that hed be allowed to play. Thats something I have been thinking about ever since the incident happened, Johnson said. Im happy that Im not suspended. At the same time, Im not happy about my actions. When asked if he would appeal the fine, Johnson said probably not. Just looking at it, I mean, what can I say? Johnson said. Theres not really anything I can say, or tell them. Finnegan did not speak to reporters after Sundays game, but talked about it Monday on his weekly radio show. Finnegan said Johnson snapped, and added that if he had punched Johnson, the NFLlikely would have suspended him. This is the NFL, not the NHL, and its a higher standard, Finnegan said. Thats the NHL. They fight. They get penalized for that. The NFL, its not even heard of ... you do that, youre suspended. Hands down. Thats what Ive been taught. I guess he got h is moneys worth. This was the second tim e they scuffled during a gam e. Last season, Johnson w as SPORTS B SECTION News-Sun Wednesday, December 1, 2010NASCAR This WeekPage 4 B Outta the Woods... Tony Young Johnson, Finnegan fined $25,000, no suspensions for either Theres finally a chill and a certain festiveness in the a ir as most of us try to take t ime off from work to enjoy s pending quality time with f amily and friends and r eflect on the passing year. Children will be out of s chool on winter break soon, a nd while the holiday season i s upon us, so are several t raditional hunting opportun ities. The second phase of w aterfowl and coot season c omes in statewide Dec. 11 a nd runs through Jan. 30. In addition to the usual h unting license and permit r equirements, duck hunters a lso must have a Florida w aterfowl permit ($5) and a f ederal duck stamp ($15). The daily bag limit on d ucks is six, but you need to k now your ducks before you p ull the trigger, because t here are different daily limi ts for each species. For instance, within the s ix-bird limit there may be o nly one black duck, one m ottled duck, one fulvous w histling-duck and one canv asback. Only two of your six-bird l imit may be pintails, redh eads or scaup, and three m ay be wood ducks. And you may have no m ore than four scoters and f our mallards (of which only t wo may be female) in your b ag. All other species of ducks c an be taken up to the sixb ird limit, except harlequin d ucks. The daily limit on coots is 1 5, and theres a five-bird l imit on mergansers, only t wo of which may be hoode d. When hunting waterfowl, h unters may use only nont oxic shotgun shells. In fact, its illegal for h unters even to possess lead s hot when waterfowl hunti ng. Only iron (steel), bismutht in and various tungstena lloys are permissible. For something different, t ry woodcock hunting. Woodcock season runs D ec. 18 Jan. 16. Woodcocks are excellent g ame birds because they h old well for pointing bird d ogs and provide a challengi ng shot when flushed. The d aily bag limit is three. The third phase of mourni ng and white-winged dove s eason opens Dec. 11 and r uns through Jan. 9. The d aily bag limit is 15 birds. From November on, s hooting hours for all migrat ory birds are one-half hour b efore sunrise to sunset. You must get a no-cost m igratory bird permit where y ou purchase your hunting l icense before you hunt any o f these birds, though. The only firearm you can u se to hunt migratory game b irds is a shotgun, no larger t han 10-gauge. Shotguns must be plugged t o a three-shell capacity ( magazine and chamber c ombined). Bows also are l egal. Retrievers and bird dogs c an be useful in hunting m igratory game birds. Decembers traditions include holiday hunting See WOODS, p a g e 3B News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Trini Sutton drives the lane and draws a foul Monday in Sebrings 48-42 win at Lake Placid. Sebring48Lake Placid42 Streaks eke out win over Dragons See SEBRING, page 3B MCTpho to Houstons Andre Johnson is restrained Sunday after his fight with Tennessees Cortland Finnegan. By TIM REYNOLDS Associated PressCORALGABLES As usual, Bobby Bowden watched many of Miamis games this season, only now as a football fan instead of an opposing coach trying to beat the Hurricanes. The iconic former Florida State coachs assessment: RandyShannon had the Hurricanes on the right path. Bowden told The Associated Press on Monday that he was surprised Miami fired Shannon over the weekend, even though the Hurricanes had just completed a 7-5 regular season one that included a 28-point loss at home to the Seminoles. I was surprised. I was surprised, Bowden said in a telephone interview. I like Randy and I think hes done a great job. Ive watched his team some this year and theyve kind of been up and down, like teams are, but I know this hes recruited well, and thats the name of the game. Shannon was 28-22 in his four seasons, without an Atlantic Coast Conference title or bowl victory. Head-to-head, Shanno n won two of the three gam es he coached against Bowden s Seminoles. Bowden was in the sam e spot last year that Shanno n found himself in over t he past few weeks, fighting f or more time. Bowden failed in his que st Bowden: Shannon deserved 1 more season at Miami See SHANNON, page 3B See FIGHT, p a g e 3B

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Women Softball Players WantedSEBRING Women over the age of 16 that have an interest in playing softball can sign up now to play on a commercial league. Ameeting on Tuesday, Dec. 14 at 6 p.m. will be held at the Highlands County Sports Complex located on Sheriffs Tower Road to discuss the details. Women under the age of 18 must have parents permission to register. Open registration is ongoing until Thursday, Dec. 30 for ALLadult softball players. Registration is for next years leagues. Games will begin in the month of January 2011. More information can be obtained by contacting Dan Jamison at the Highlands County Sports Complex (863) 402-6755.Sebring Elks Golf TournamentSEBRING This months Elks golf tournament will be held on Monday, Dec. 6 at Harder Hall Country Club. Cost for the 8 a.m. shotgun start is $28 per player. To register either your team or as an individual player, contact Jack McLaughlin at 471-3295 or by email at jacknjudy33872@gmail.com Check in not later than 7:45 a.m. in the Harder Hall Golf Course restaurant area.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 the 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 New England920.818334266 N.Y. Jets920.818264187 Miami650.545205225 Buffalo290.182229295 South WLTPctPFPA Indianapolis650.545282252 Jacksonville650.545240294 Houston560.455264287 Tennessee560.455257218 North WLTPctPFPA Baltimore830.727250188 Pittsburgh830.727254181 Cleveland470.364216229 Cincinnati290.182225288 West WLTPctPFPA Kansas City740.636285231 San Diego650.545310225 Oakland560.455255256 Denver380.273250323NATIONAL CONFERENCEEast WLTPctPFPA N.Y. Giants740.636277240 Philadelphia740.636310257 Washington560.455215262 Dallas380.273256301 South WLTPctPFPA Atlanta920.818276209 New Orleans830.727265197 Tampa Bay740.636219223 Carolina1100.091140276 North WLTPctPFPA Chicago830.727222172 Green Bay740.636269166 Minnesota470.364189239 Detroit290.182258282 West WLTPctPFPA Seattle560.455209275 St. Louis560.455213231 San Francisco470.300187225 Arizona380.300194 319 ___ Thursdays Games New England 45, Detroit 24 New Orleans 30, Dallas 27 N.Y. Jets 26, Cincinnati 10 Sundays Games Houston 20, Tennessee 0 Atlanta 20, Green Bay 17 Minnesota 17, Washington 13 N.Y. Giants 24, Jacksonville 20 Pittsburgh 19, Buffalo 16, OT Cleveland 24, Carolina 23 Kansas City 42, Seattle 24 Miami 33, Oakland 17 St. Louis 36, Denver 33 Chicago 31, Philadelphia 26 Baltimore 17, Tampa Bay 10 San Diego 36, Indianapolis 14 Mondays Game San Francisco 27, Arizona 6 Thursdays Game Houston at Philadelphia, 8:20 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5 San Francisco at Green Bay, 1 p.m. Denver at Kansas City, 1 p.m. Buffalo at Minnesota, 1 p.m. Jacksonville at Tennessee, 1 p.m. Cleveland at Miami, 1 p.m. Chicago at Detroit, 1 p.m. Washington at N.Y. Giants, 1 p.m. New Orleans at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. Oakland at San Diego, 4:05 p.m. Carolina at Seattle, 4:15 p.m. St. Louis at Arizona, 4:15 p.m. Atlanta at Tampa Bay, 4:15 p.m. Dallas at Indianapolis, 4:15 p.m. Pittsburgh at Baltimore, 8:20 p.m. Monday, Dec. 6 N.Y. Jets at New England, 8:30 p.m.EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLPctGB Boston124.750 New York99.5004 New Jersey611.353612Toronto 611.353612Philadelphia413.235812Southeast Division WLPctGB Orlando124.750 Atlanta117.6112 Miami108.5563 Charlotte611.353612Washington511.3137 Central Division WLPctGB Chicago96.600 Indiana87.5331 Cleveland79.438212Detroit 611.3534 Milwaukee611.3534WESTERN CONFERENCESouthwest Division WLPctGB San Antonio142.875 Dallas134.765112New Orleans125.706212Memphis710.412712Houston512.294912Northwest Division WLPctGB Utah145.737 Oklahoma City126.667112Denver 106.625212Portland88.500412Minnesota413.2359 Pacific Division WLPctGB L.A. Lakers134.765 Golden State89.4715 Phoenix89.4715 Sacramento411.2678 L.A. Clippers315.1671012___ Sundays Games Atlanta 96, Toronto 78 New York 125, Detroit 116,2OT San Antonio 109, New Orleans 95 Utah 109, L.A. Clippers 97 Houston 99, Oklahoma City 98 New Jersey 98, Portland 96 Denver 138, Phoenix 133 Indiana 95, L.A. Lakers 92 Mondays Games Miami 105, Washington 94 Oklahoma City 95, New Orleans 89 Dallas 101, Houston 91 Utah 109, Milwaukee 88 Tuesdays Games Boston at Cleveland, late Detroit at Orlando, late Portland at Philadelphia, late New Jersey at New York, late L.A. Lakers at Memphis, late Indiana at Sacramento, late San Antonio at Golden State, late Wednesdays Games Memphis at Atlanta, 7 p.m. Oklahoma City at New Jersey, 7 p.m. Washington at Toronto, 7 p.m. Portland at Boston, 7:30 p.m. Detroit at Miami, 7:30 p.m. Orlando at Chicago, 8 p.m. Charlotte at New Orleans, 8 p.m. Minnesota at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Houston, 8:30 p.m. Milwaukee at Denver, 9 p.m. Indiana at Utah, 9 p.m. San Antonio at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m.EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLOTPtsGFGA Philadelphia1564348761 Pittsburgh1682347962 N.Y. Rangers14111297469 New Jersey8142184569 N.Y. Islanders5125154672 Northeast Division WLOTPtsGFGA Montreal1581316047 Boston1282265946 Ottawa11131235875 Buffalo9133216273 Toronto8113194861 Southeast Division WLOTPtsGFGA Washington1762368668 Tampa Bay1383297378 Atlanta1293277772 Carolina10113237178 Florida10120205757WESTERN CONFERENCECentral Division WLOTPtsGFGA Detroit1542327356 Columbus1480286253 Chicago13112287974 St. Louis1273275757 Nashville985235160 Northwest Division WLOTPtsGFGA Vancouver1273276859 Colorado1391278371 Minnesota11102245665 Calgary10122226769 Edmonton7124185989 Pacific Division WLOTPtsGFGA Dallas1481296862 Phoenix1165276665 Anaheim12113276677 San Jose1174266563 Los Angeles13100266357 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. ___ Sundays Games Washington 3, Carolina 2, SO Atlanta 4, Boston 1 Detroit 4, Columbus 2 Mondays Games Pittsburgh 3, N.Y. Rangers 1 Dallas 4, Carolina 1 Edmonton 4, Ottawa 1 Calgary 3, Minnesota 0 Anaheim 2, Los Angeles 0 Tuesdays Games Tampa Bay at Toronto, late Phoenix at Nashville, late St. Louis at Chicago, late Atlanta at Colorado, late Detroit at San Jose, late Wednesdays Games Edmonton at Montreal, 7 p.m. Boston at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Nashville at Columbus, 7 p.m. Washington at St. Louis, 8 p.m. Phoenix at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Vancouver at Calgary, 9:30 p.m. Florida at Anaheim, 10 p.m. EAST Bloomsburg 86, Penn St.-Hazleton 36 College of N.J. 92, Berkeley 70 Delaware Valley 86, Penn St.Brandywine 66 Hamilton 74, Utica Tech 61 Hofstra 58, Rider 48 Indiana, Pa. 76, La Roche 55 La Salle 65, Delaware St. 61 Marywood 65, Keystone 59 Moravian 87, Swarthmore 79 Muhlenberg 61, Kings, Pa. 53 Navy 81, Mount St. Mary's, Md. 68 Providence 92, Cent. Connecticut St. 57 Quinnipiac 75, Maine 67 Ramapo 62, Manhattanville 55 Seton Hall 69, St. Peter's 49 UNC Wilmington 73, George Washington 69 Wagner 77, Bucknell 73 Widener 74, Cabrini 70 SOUTH Ala.-Huntsville 69, Christian Brothers 61 Apprentice 82, St. Andrew's 78 Belmont 87, Tennessee St. 72 Brevard 76, Lees-McRae 68 Campbell 77, Johnson C. Smith 64 Campbellsville 81, Asbury 67 Clarion 83, Dist. of Columbia 70 Cumberland, Tenn. 71, Talladega 68 Davidson 69, Monmouth, N.J. 53 Fairleigh Dickinson 83, Longwood 78 Flagler 85, Nova Southeastern 76 Florida A&M 93, Webber 70 Fort Valley St. 75, Miles 63 King, Tenn. 110, Milligan 88 Lambuth 79, S. Arkansas 69 Lindsey Wilson 89, Berea 60 Loyola, Md. 73, Morgan St. 67 Marshall 88, Fla. International 79 Nicholls St. 89, Southern, NO 52 S.C.-Upstate 93, UNC Asheville 91, OT UAB 78, Troy 57 UNC Greensboro 82, N. Carolina A&T 70 Union, Tenn. 86, William Carey 74 VMI 151, Cent. Pennsylvania 92 MIDWEST Bemidji St. 75, Jamestown 60 Boise St. 80, N. Illinois 51 Cleveland St. 58, Robert Morris 53 IUPUI 103, Indiana-East 80 Kansas St. 85, Emporia St. 61 Lake Superior St. 92, Alma 44 N. Dakota St. 88, Valley City St. 55 St. Cloud St. 88, St. Scholastica 54 Virginia 87, Minnesota 79 Wichita St. 71, UMKC 52 Winona St. 111, Clarke 66 Wis.-La Crosse 68, Northwestern, Minn. 61 SOUTHWEST Baylor 90, Prairie View 45 Hardin-Simmons 73, LeTourneau 65 Incarnate Word 66, St. Mary's, Tx. 62 Mary Hardin-Baylor 88, E. Texas Baptist 76 St. Edward's 70, Texas A&M-Kingsville 67 TCU 81, Southern Cal 69 Texas-Tyler 74, McMurry 56, OT W. Texas A&M 86, Okla. Panhandle St. 60 Xavier, NO 63, St. Thomas, Texas 60 FAR WEST Idaho St. 69, Montana Tech 57 Seattle 72, Montana St. 70BASEBALLAmerican League CLEVELAND INDIANS Agreed to terms with C Luke Carlin on a minor league contract. DETROIT TIGERS Designated RHP Zach Miner for assignment. TEXAS RANGERS Agreed to terms with C Yorvit Torrealba on a two-year contract and RHP Mark Lowe on a oneyear contract. National League ATLANTA BRAVES Agreed to terms with INF Shawn Bowman, INF Ed Lucas, C J.C. Boscan, C Wilkin Castillo, OF Brent Clevlen, OF Jose Constanza, OF Wilkin Ramirez and RHP Jay Sborz to minor league contracts. WASHINGTON NATIONALS Named Bob Schaefer special assistant to the general manager.BASKETBALLNational Basketball Association SACRAMENTO KINGS Waived G Antoine Wright. TORONTO RAPTORS Recalled F Ed Davis from Erie (NBADL). NBA Development League RIO GRANDE VALLEY VIPERS Acquired F Stanley Robinson. Waived G Isaiah Swann. LOCALSCHEDULE SPORTSSNAPSHOTS THESCOREBOARD Lake Placid FRIDAY: Boys Basketball vs.Avon Park,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Basketball at Avon Park, 6/7:30 p.m.; Boys Soccer vs.Tenoroc,7 p.m.; Girls Soccer at Tenoroc,6/7:30 p.m. MONDAY: Boys Basketball at Vanguard,7 p.m.; Girls Basketball vs.Walker Memorial, 6:30 p.m. Sebring THURSDAY: Girls Basketball vs.Lake Wales,6/7:30 p.m.; Boys Soccer at Liberty,7 p.m.; Girls Soccer at Avon Park,6:30 p.m. FRIDAY: Boys Basketball at Winter Haven,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Basketball vs.Liberty, 6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Soccer vs.Ridge,6/7:30 p.m. SATURDAY: Wrestling at McKeel Duals,10 a.m. Heartland Christian THURSDAY: JV Basketball at City of Life,4:30 p.m. FRIDAY: Boys Basketball vs.Riverband Academy,7 p.m. SATURDAY: Boys Basketball vs.Riverband Academy,1 p.m. MONDAY: Boys JV Basketball at Walker Memorial,5 p.m. Avon Park THURSDAY: Girls Soccer vs.Sebring,6:30 p.m. FRIDAY: Boys Basketball at Lake Placid,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Basketball vs.Lake Placid, 6/7:30 p.m.; Boys Soccer at Fort Meade,6:30 p.m.; Girls Soccer vs.Fort Meade,6:30 p.m. SATURDAY: Wrestling at McKeel Duals,10 a.m. N N H H L L T TH H U U R R S S D D A A Y Y 7 7 p p . m m . Tampa Bay at Boston . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . S S U U N NC 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 W WE E D D N N E E S S D D A A Y Y 7 7 : : 1 1 5 5 p p . m m . North Carolina State at Wisconsin . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 7 7 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Purdue at Virginia Tech . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 9 9 : : 1 1 5 5 p p . m m . Maryland at Penn State . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 9 9 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Michigan State at Duke . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N NT TH H U U R R S S D D A A Y Y 7 7 p p . m m . Arizona State at Baylor . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 9 9 p p . m m . UCLA at Kansas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 1 1 1 1 p p . m m . Missouri at Oregon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . S S U U N NC C O O L L L L E E G G E E F F O O O O T T B B A A L L L L T TH H U U R R S S D D A A Y Y 8 8 p p . m m . Arizona State at Arizona . . . . . . . . . . . . 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t o stay for the 2010 season, w hen Florida State turned the p rogram over to Jimbo F isher, who has taken the S eminoles to the ACC title g ame and in line for a spot in t he Orange Bowl. Shannon thought he would s tay for 2011 as well, pointi ng to recruiting success, how t he programs image has gott en better and the teams acad emic success among the v ery best in major college f ootball. Thats why I thought he w ould have another year, B owden said. Speculation for Shannons r eplacement has centered on M ike Leach, Mark Richt, T ommy Tuberville and Jon G ruden, with numerous other n ames also linked. Miami has said it does not p lan to confirm the names of a ny candidates until it makes a hire, and the university has n ot revealed a timetable for t hat move. Offensive line coach Jeff S toutland is Miamis interim c oach, and will meet with r eporters for the first time on T uesday. Miami spent Monday doing academic scheduling with players, getting them ready for upcoming end-ofsemester exams and other projects. The team is not expected to practice again before Saturday, and there are some indications that the Hurricanes may accept a bowl berth by the weekend. Bowden and Shannon have a history dating back decades, even from when Shannon was being recruited out of high school. They struck a bond at their first ACC coachesmeeting together, and Shannon said often last year that he wished Bowden would be able to stay at Florida State as often as he liked. Bowden felt the same way this time around. Its a two-headed thing now for coaches, Bowden said. The schools, they want you to do all the right things, the kids not getting in trouble, the kids doing well in the classroom. And Randy was doing those things, he continued. But if you dont win enough games, well, I guess thats what matters most. Artificial decoys, as well as manual or mouth-operated bird calls, also are legal and essential gear for duck hunters. You may hunt migratory game birds over an agricultural field, as long as the crops been planted by regular agricultural methods. However, dont even think about sweetening the field by scattering agricultural products over it or anywhere near it or you could wind up in serious trouble. It doesnt matter if you arent the one who scattered the bait. If you knew or shouldve known that such bait was present, youre accountable under federal law. Some other things you cant do while hunting migratory game birds include using rifles, pistols, crossbows, traps, snares, nets, sinkboxes, swivel guns, punt guns, battery guns, machine guns, fish hooks, poisons, drugs, explosive substances, live decoys and recorded bird calls, sounds or electrically amplified bird-call imitations. It is also against the law to shoot from a moving automobile or boat and herd or drive birds with vehicles or vessels. Bobcat and otter hunting season is Dec. 1 March 1, and theres no daily bag or season limit on either species. Like foxes, bobcats may be chased year-round with dogs, but possessing firearms during the closed season, between March 2 and Nov. 30, is prohibited. On a few wildlife management areas, bobcats and otters may not be taken, so please consult the specific area brochure before you hunt. Whether upland bird hunting with friends and family, shooting ducks on the pond with your favorite lab or taking that big bobcat as he slips up behind an unsuspecting fawn, December ha s the hunting opportunities youre looking for. Heres wishing you happ y holidays and a successful hunting season. If you can, remember to introduce someone new to our great sport. As always, have fun, hun t safely and ethically, and well see you in the woods! Tony Young is the media relations coordinator for the FWCs Division of Hunting and Game Management. You can reach him with questions about hunting at Tony.Young@MyFWC.com. www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, December 1, 2010Page 3B WINDOW TINTINGAUTO COMMERCIAL RESIDENTIAL OVER 21 YEARS EXPERIENCE TRUCK & AUTO ACCESSORIES863-471-9494330 US Hwy 27 N. Unit 4 Sebring, FL LIFETIME WARRANTY ON WINDOW TINTING! BUG SHIELDS TOOL BOXES SEAT COVERS BED LINERS & MUCH MORE! CUSTOM GOLF CARTS ALSO AVAILABLE 6 MONTH MEMBERSHIPS NOW AVAILABLE(863) 382-0500 3201 Golfview Rd. Sebring(863) 382-0744for 9 Hole Executive RatesPrices good thru 12/31/10 Incl. Tax & CartMonday thru Friday:8am 1pm $25By 8, After 1 $20 Saturday & Sunday: $20 INDIAN LAKE ESTATES GOLF & CC12 miles NE of Frostproof on 630 17 miles east of Lake Wales on Hwy 60 Pro Shop 863-692-1514 Toll Free 877-692-1514Fabulous RatesDecember 6th, 2010 through entire calendar year 201118 holes including cart and tax $16.00 9 holes including cart and tax $12.00 Par 3 walking course $5.00We look forward to seeing you soon! Continued from 1B Woods offer up plenty of opportunities t ing just enough at the line t o secure the win. It was competitive and w e did some things better o n offense, Lake Placid h ead coach David Veley s aid. We had some good m inutes off the bench, but i t was the little things. And g etting into foul trouble d idnt help us, but were g etting better. Happy with the win, H arris saw some things to w ork on, most notably the 1 6-for-32 mark at the foul l ine. Thats been our Achilles heel the last couple years and its hurt us in both our losses, he said. We didnt exploit some matchups that I thought we could. But its a work in progress. I want to be getting better at this point so were peaking at the right time. The Streaks were in action Tuesday with a home district game against Lake Wales, while Lake Placid had until Friday to continue to work before Avon Park comes to town for a district tilt. Continued from 1B News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Devonta Chisolm drives for two of his 10 points Monday, though his Dragons came up short against the Blue Streaks. Sebring hangs on late Continued from 1B Shannon sacked despite academic turnaround fined $7,500 for taking Finnegan to the ground by the face mask. Finnegan plans to appeal the fine for Sundays brawl. He told TitanInsider late Monday that Johnson went into sheer rage and that he still doesnt quite understand why the receiver reacted by throwing three punches at him. Thats the crazy part, because I felt like the game was going pretty good, other than the fact that he probably had that built up over last years time, Finnegan said. Finnegan also told the Web site he didnt think he deserved a suspension or a fine. I didnt throw a punch. Its not a fineable offense, he said. Theres nothing I did that I felt like was a fineable offense. Maybe a flag for quick-jamming him and hitting him in the face mask. But theres no way that I thought that that would ever be a suspension. Johnson wouldnt say if he was surprised that Finnegan wasnt suspended. The Titans (5-6) play Jacksonville (6-5) on Sunday. He can say what he wants to say, Johnson said. Im not going to keep talking about him. Hes just looking for attention, so Im not worried about that. Finnegan was fined for personal fouls in three consecutive games earlier this season and was warned by the league after the third incident to watch his behavior after the whistle. Johnson, meanwhile, has built a clean-cut, soft-spoken image in eight seasons. He doesnt think the ugly incident will change that. I think anybody who really knows me, I dont think Ive damaged my reputation, he said. I can say that you can only take so much from a person before you explode. Texans coach Gary Kubiak said he never expected Johnson to be suspended. I didnt think that would happen, he said. I think the league does a great job of evaluating every situation. Andres reputation as a player and a person speaks for itself. Johnson has been inundated with calls and text messages since the fight, and said he was tired of talking about it. He attended Sunday nights Houston Rockets game with fullback Vonta Leach and got a standing ovation when he was introduced during a timeout. I couldnt do anything b ut laugh, Johnson said. At t he same time, it just shows t he fans were still behind m e, and still showing support, so I really appreciated it. Titans coach Jeff Fishe r, co-chairman of the NFL s competition committe e, spoke with league officia ls earlier Monday. Fisher sa id in his opinion Finnegan di dnt throw a punch, but did g et Johnsons face mask. I have very strong opi nions about the fact I think he should not be suspended , Fisher said of Finnegan. A s far as what the leag ue decides to do, thats a leag ue decision. Its an unfortunate thin g that happens. Youve got tw o very talented, good footba ll players competing, and i ts just very unfortunate. Its n ot good for our game and I m just disappointed that type of thing happens on the playin g field. Continued from 1B Fight costs both players, suspends neither You can only take so much from a person before you explode.ANDREJOHNSON Houston receiver Get the paper delivered to you! NEWS-SUN-6155 But if you dont win enough games, well, I guess thats what matters most.BOBBYBOWDEN Ex-Florida St. head coach

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Page 4BNews-SunWednesday, December 1, 2010www.newssun.com If you have a question or comment, write: NASCAR This Week, c/o The Gaston Gazette, P.O. Box 1538, Gastonia, NC 28053 or send an e-mail to mdutton@gastongazette.com All times EasternAwards BanquetDec. 3, 9 p.m., SPEEDSprint CupFeb. 12, 2011 Shootout, TBA Feb. 20, 2011, Daytona 500, TBANationwide SeriesFeb. 19, 2011 TBATruck SeriesFeb. 18, 2011, TBA The shuf ing of three Hendrick Motorsports teams is really something of a no-brainer. Jimmie Johnson was the only HMS driver to win a race not to mention a championship. It certainly makes some sense from a public-relations viewpoint. Dale Earnhardt Jr.s fans were displeased with Lance McGrew, and Jeff Gordons fans were displeased with Steve Letarte. Now Earnhardt Jr. can breathe new life into both his career and Letartes. Or vice versa. Or together. Who bene ts the most? Probably Gordon, who gets Alan Gustafson from Mark Martin. Now Martins crew chief is McGrew. Martin has no contractual plans beyond 2011. In 2012, Kasey Kahne comes on board at Hendrick Motorsports. Martin is sort of keeping the seat warm while Kahne spends a year at Team Red Bull. Richard Petty, raising money to keep the team that bears his name a oat, recently announced his intention to eld Fords next year for A.J. Allmendinger and Marcos Ambrose. A hot offseason topic is the change being pondered by NASCAR regarding the Nationwide Series. Carl Edwards and Brad Keselowski plan to run both Cup and Nationwide full time again next year. Some have suggested limitations in the number of races Cup drivers can run in the other major series. Others say drivers should only be allowed to receive points in one major series of their choice. The latter change would make owner points more signi cant. Sprint Cup cars will be changed to increase manufacturer awareness in 2011. The cars representing Chevy, Toyota, Ford and Dodge will have more distinctive noses. Sam Hornish Jr.s NASCAR career may be in jeopardy if sponsorship cannot be secured to keep him at Penske Racing and keep Penske Racing and Dodge with three regular entries. Whos hot: Kevin Harvick compiled three more top-10 nishes (26) than any other Sprint Cup driver in 2010. ... Denny Hamlin won two more races (8) than Johnson. Whos not: The series worst decline in average nish belonged to Juan Pablo Montoya, who fell from 14.2 in 2009 to 18.0 in 0. ... Dale Earnhardt Jr. actually improved from 23.2 to 18.6.Run to Victory scheduledVictory Junction Gang Camp hosts its fth Run to Victory, with over 1,000 athletes expected to run, walk and wheel through Randleman, N.C., on Dec. 12 through half-marathon and ve-kilometer events. Post-race festivities include a cornbread-and-chi meal at the camps Fuel Stop dining hall. A worship service will be held at 9 a.m. in Silver Theatre and be led by Kenny Crosswhite, the chaplain of NASCAR communities. For more information or to register for the Run to Victory, please visit www.runtovictory.org. A chance meeting with actor Paul Newman at a remote race track in West Virginia marked the beginning of a relationship with author A.J. Graziano that lasted 12 years. Now Graziano has written Racing with the Stars, a memoir on the auto racing careers of Newman, Tom Cruise and NFL star Walter Payton. Also included are 30 never-beforeseen photos of Newman, Cruise and Payton taken by the author and his wife. To learn more about the author and his book, visit www. DecentHill.com. Sports Illustrated Kids: All Access, produced by Time Home Entertainment Inc. and the editors of Sports Illustrated for Kids, gives kids an up-close look at the coolest items and places in sports. NASCAR is included with an x-ray look into Kyle Buschs Sprint Cup race team. The 18-wheel tractor-trailer is stocked with everything crew members need as they travel. For more information, visit www.sikids.com/allaccessbook Harvick MontoyaJimmie Johnson has already been crowned as Sprint Cup champion for the fifth consecutive year. Now he is being celebrated. Champions Week is taking place in Las Vegas leading up to the Dec. 3 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards Ceremony at one of Sin Citys premier resorts, Wynn Las Vegas. After a 28-year run in New York, NASCAR moved its banquet and related activities to Las Vegas in 2009. The Speed cable/satellite channel will again televise the event on Friday night at 9 p.m. EST. Comedian Frank Caliendo and country rockers Rascal Flatts will entertain. Joining them is Viva Elvis by Cirque du Soleil, a special performance of dance, acrobatics and music celebrating the King of Rock n Roll, Elvis Presley. The awards ceremony will be attended by approximately 300 fans, along with drivers, team owners and industry leaders. The ceremony culminates several days of activity involving Johnson and the other 11 drivers who qualified for the Chase for the Sprint Cup. Activities began on Wednesday, Dec. 1, with a NASCAR Street Tour, a Pit Stop Tour and an event at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Chasers for Charity. On Thursday, Dec. 2, the annual NMPA Myers Brothers Awards Luncheon was scheduled to include presentations to the championship crew chief, Chad Knaus; Raybestos Rookie of the Year, Kevin Conway; and Most Popular Driver. A Victory Lap was scheduled in which the top 12 drivers motored down the Las Vegas Strip in their respective race cars, along with a presentation of the key to the city from Mayor Oscar Goodman and Commissioner Tom Collins. A fan event, NASCAR After the Lap, with question-and-answer sessions with drivers and an interactive Coca-Cola Fan Zone, will be held.Champions Week honors Jimmie Johnson Johnson V E R S U SThe rival crew chiefs developed some enmity for each other during the Chase. Ford gloated about the victory of his driver, Denny Hamlin, at Texas, suggesting that Knaus team had choked under pressure. Knaus got the last laugh when Johnson came from behind to win his fifth straight championship. NASCAR This Weeks Monte Dutton gives his take: In essence, Ford tugged on Supermans cape. It didnt work out so well. Stay tuned in 2011.MIKE FORD VS. CHAD KNAUS This Week welcomes letters to the editor, but please be aware that we have room for only a few each week. Well do our best to select the best, but individual replies are impossible due to the bulk of mail received. Please do not send stamped and self-addressed envelopes with your letters, which should be addressed to: NASCAR This Week, The Gaston Gazette, P.O. Box 1538, Gastonia, N.C. 28053.What about Smoke?Dear NASCAR This Week, I have waited a week to see if you corrected your biased view of any driver who isnt (Jimmie) Johnson. ... You did not disappoint me. Facts you didnt see fit to publish: Smoke started in 22nd place This was Smokes first career win at Fontana Your coverage was, A victory was worth five Chase positions for Tony Stewart, who is now fifth, 107 points out. Could you spare the print space from (Jimmie) Johnson? Dorothy A. Sage Canisteo, N.Y. Heres how it works. We try to feature each major driver once during the year. We dont always stress the winner of a race, particularly when that drivers profile has already run. Smoke (Tony Stewart) was profiled during the week after Labor Day. He had won at Atlanta Motor Speedway. As for Johnson, its hard to ignore five straight championships.Hendrick should help Junior get back on trackDear NASCAR This Week, No love for Jimmie (Johnson)? I totally agree with Kathy Rhudy but Im going further and challenging Rick Hendrick to send both Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson down the road and make more of an effort to help Earnhardt Jr. get back in the game. Along with the two has-beens above, I also think Hendrick should also get rid of Johnsons cheating crew chief, Chad Knaus, and send that cheater down the road, too James Gilbert Goldsboro, N.C. Has-been, huh? Its amazing a has-been could win five straight championships.Give Kahne a break!Dear NASCAR This Week, I would like to say: People, lay off Kasey Kahne! Im so proud of him for doing what he had to do. He deserves much more than what (Richard) Petty has done for him. Hes a great driver and I have been a fan of his for quite some time. Donna Harrison Carrier Mills, Ill. Youre right. Kahne is a fine driver. Ford Knaus By Monte DuttonNASCAR This WeekJust two days after one of his Chevys won its fifth consecutive Sprint Cup championship, owner Rick Hendrick shuffled the three other teams in his operation. Jimmie Johnsons team, with crew chief Chad Knaus, was left unchanged, but three crew chiefs moved to new drivers. Lance McGrew moved from Dale Earnhardt Jr. to Mark Martin. Alan Gustafson moved from Martin to Jeff Gordon. Steve Letarte moved from Gordon to Earnhardt. In another sense, it was a change of drivers. The crew chiefs will continue to work in their current locations at the Hendrick Motorsports compound. Now, however, the No. 88 team of Earnhardt will be paired in the same building as the No. 48 of Johnson, and the No. 24 of Gordon will be located in the building with Martins No. 5. Hendrick also announced that Gordon will begin 2011 with the pit crew he used for most of 2010. Late in the Chase, Gordons pit crew worked Johnsons pit stops, aiding him to another championship. Johnson wont likely have his old crew, per se. Apparently some personnel shuffling will take place. Costly When Kevin Harvick was penalized on pit road during the final race of the Sprint Cup season, it cost him second place in the final standings. Harvick left pit road in first place during the Ford 400, but when he was penalized, the lap led was disallowed. Though Harvick finished third in the race at Homestead-Miami Speedway, he never led a lap. Denny Hamlin trailed champion Jimmie Johnson by 39 points, while Harvick finished 41 points behind. The five bonus points Harvick lost ended up being worth quite a lot of money. Back in control Richard Petty has regained control of the team officially known as Richard Petty Motorsports. Petty announced on Nov. 29 that he had joined an investment group consisting of himself, Medallion Financial Corporation and DGB Investments. Pettys role was described as being actively involved in overseeing day-to-day operations of the company. h H d i k M Hendrick shuf es most of his deck By Monte DuttonNASCAR This WeekIts becoming the Annual Question That Doesnt Have an Answer. Who can beat Jimmie Johnson? The same driver has won five consecutive Sprint Cup championships. No one else in history has ever won more than three straight (Cale Yarborough, 1976-78). Johnsons five championships have been accompanied by five different runners-up: Matt Kenseth (2006), Jeff Gordon (2007), Carl Edwards (2008), Mark Martin (2009) and Denny Hamlin (2010). Only two drivers, Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt, ever won more championships seven, in both instances in their careers than Johnson has won in consecutive years. Only one other driver, Gordon, has ever won more than three. Gordon, Johnsons teammate at Hendrick Motorsports, won his fourth championship in 2001. Denny Hamlin and Kevin Harvick came close to putting an end to Johnsons streak this year. Hamlin won eight races, two more than Johnson, and trailed him by just 39 points at seasons end. Harvick was the series most consistent driver with 26 top-10 finishes, three more than Johnson. Who steps up next to challenge Johnson, who seems the perennial champion? Certainly Hamlin and Harvick, but Edwards, whose No. 99 Ford won the seasons final two races, will also enter the 2011 campaign with high aspirations, as will former champions Gordon (1995, -98, 2001), Tony Stewart (2002, ), Kurt Busch (2004), Matt Kenseth (2003) and even Bobby Labonte (2000), who is moving into a new ride. What of Kyle Busch, who won a total of 24 races in NASCARs three major series, but only three in Cup? Or Dale Earnhardt Jr., still struggling after three years at Hendrick Motorsports? Or Mark Martin, who will be driving that teams No. 5 for the final year? One compelling long shot might be the 2009 Raybestos Rookie of the Year, Joey Logano, who hasnt yet made a Chase but who collected five top-10 finishes in the seasons final six races. The season just completed marked the closest margin of Johnsons five titles. Johnsons fifth marked Hendrick Motorsports 10th championship, equaling the total of Petty Enterprises, which won seven titles with Richard Petty and three with his father, Lee. Both are now enshrined in the NASCAR Hall of Fame.WHO STEPS UP TO THE JIMMIE JOHNSON PLATE?Possibilities abound, but who can pull it off?Photos by John Clark/ NASCAR This WeekCarl Edwards, top, and Denny Hamlin are two drivers who could possibly derail the history-making Jimmie Johnson train in 2011.

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SEBRING We hope y our Thanksgiving holiday w as a blessed and happy e vent. Does it seem possible C hristmas is but a month a way and the new year rapidl y approaching? Trust I am n ot the only one who finds t he years flying by much too, t oo fast. Many here enjoyed a d electable dinner at the clubh ouse while others traveled o r entertained family. The W yses entertained family m embers from Virginia and J acksonville; Ruth and H arold Lee entertain their n eighborhood family; Kim a nd hubby from Colorado are v isiting the Niedzielskis a f ew days. The Taylors have f amily visitors. Thanksgiving i s such a great family holid ay; one of the few times Id l ike to be in the north count ry. Welcome to all as they s hare family time and our w onderful Florida weather. Ana and Antonio D eLaMata are moving into t he former Lee home on T own and Country B oulevard. Ana is Elsa D eGrandes (one of our park r esidents) daughter. We welc ome them and are happy E lsa will have family nearby. Our first breakfast of the s eason was a great success. W endy and her crew served s ausage gravy and biscuits, p ancakes, sausage and bevera ges to we hungry patrons. T hank you to all for the great c ooking and service. The w eekly Tuesday luncheon p roves to be a great hit. A ttendance varies with a high c ount of 47 persons on T uesday. You may get lucky a nd enjoy Dollys potato s alad or a homemade dessert i n addition to the regular m eal. The mens breakfast group e njoyed their fellowship at B ob Evans on Nov. 17; park w omen joined for lunch at t he Red Lobster on the same d ate. Upcoming park events i nclude breakfast on Saturday, Dec. 4 from 8-9:30 a.m. French toast is on the menu. Homeowners Association meeting is on Monday, Dec. 6. Slate of new officers will be presented. Several will be attending the Christmas presentation, Sounds of the Season, at Warner University on Dec. 3, 4 and 5. These young people present a wonderful inspirational Christmas program. A special evening boat tour out of Punta Gorda will be enjoyed by approximately 30 folks on Sunday, Dec. 12. Weekly activities continue as we continue to welcome our returning regular residents. Several of our park family are recuperating or back to normal activities. Becky Sims has returned to her employment; Shirley Young has endured the extended treatments from her shoulder surgery and walks around sling-free now. Shirley Lundgren is experiencing some spine problems but we anticipate she and Lee returning soon. Connie Mullen still experiences back problems and we all hope for a solution soon so she feels her normal outgoing self. Was great seeing Jim Burns out walking again but learn he has recently had a setback and hospitalized briefly. At the same time Ginny had out-patient surgery, which she recovers from. Joyce Glassbrook has been hospitalized at Lake Placid for several days, returning home prior to Thanksgiving. Agreat blessing to be home were sure. Just learned Barbara Sims has had several ongoing problems. She has a fantastic attitude and we hope is well soon. Our best wishes to everyone as they rest and recuperate. We appreciate seeing Don Blonde actively participating in activities again. Keep up the good work, Don. Congratulations to Cathy Blaise, one of our new residents, on completing the CNAtraining and accepting employment in the health care field. We have several in the park Barbara Quinn, Cindy DiVietro, Judy Blose, Mary Legault and Debbie Brown, (apologies if I missed anyone) serving in health care. We commend each one for their service in a much needed profession. We also commend Hal Johnsons grandson, who successfully graduated from the police academy and has accepted employment as a deputy sheriff in the Atlanta area. We realize this is a dangerous field of employment and recognize the dedication required. Our granddaughters husband is a deputy in a rural upstate New York county and we realize that tragedy and crime have no respect for communities, large or small; the risk is there for law enforcement. Many from our park community have been absorbed the past few weeks with the new addition on Town & Country Blvd.: Namely, a 2011, 28 x 48 Jacobson mobile home. I am sure the comments and observations of the onlookers would have provided great reading on Facebook or Twitter. Its amazing as we age how every day activities can provide such a great pastime for us. Our office advises the good news is the home may not even be listed for sale as they have prospective buyers. Debbie says the home should be available for occupancy before the years end. Great news in Highlands County economy. Even though that particular home may not be offered for sale, we do have others just waiting for you to purchase and become a part of this fine park. If you missed the Highlands Little Theater production, Oklahoma, you missed a great evening of singing and acting. Im told the first Ghost Walk around Sebring was a great success also and provided a fun evening. 2011 probably will bring an expanded edition. Remember the upcoming Christmas parade downtown on Friday, Dec. 3. This is an entertaining evening so take your lawn chair and enjoy. A firm date has been set for the Highlands County Red Cross Garage Sale: Saturday, Feb. 12. Call the office at 3864440 for further details. Donations are welcome. December birthdays include: Jack Wilson, Barry Brown, Nancy Haag, Marie Barber, Virginia Burns, Shirleen Hedges, Lee Lundgren, Toby Chapel, Marie Taylor, Dick Kapp, Gary Lucas, Wendy Johnson, Janet Day, Cliff Kalybaba, Harold Lee and Helen Lucas. Believe December is our largest group of birthday folks. Ahappy day and upcoming year is our wish to all. LAKE PLACID Nov. 22 we gathered for our coed coffee. Our hosts were Alice Fazio, who was assisted by Burt Pritchett. Our emcee was Peggy Sue Teague, who opened the meeting with a cute little joke and then introduced our park manager, George Susco. George told the residents that the tree cutting company is still doing the palms and following that they will cut and trim other trees throughout the park, especially those with branches. He also told the residents that there would be no mowing in the park during Thanksgiving week and asked that they not overwater their lawns. He also mentioned if anyone wants to use the clubhouse for a special occasion, they should check with Lynn at the office first so there will not be any conflicting engagements. Peggy Sue introduced Kathleen and Clyde George, who just returned from Ohio. We are also happy to welcome back Nella and Jim Tenbroeke from Hudsonville, Mich.; also John and Sherry along with her mom Wilma from Upstate New York and Heather Smutty from Westerville, Ohio. We also have a visitor, Linda Culpepper from Lainsburg, Mich., where her husband Jim is the mayor. She is the daughter of David and Laura Bailie. She is also here to visit her sister, Laura Vaccarello and her family. Carol Noel told the group that Doris Barriga is now home from the hospital. She read a lovely thank you note from Winifred Thayer regarding their thoughts and prayers during Eds recuperation. Also Ruth Hacket passed away. She was in Rosewood Nursing Home in Lake Placid. Carol also asked that the addresses of our servicemen and women are correct, since they will be sending out the Christmas boxes by the beginning of December. The Military Soup and Sandwich will be Sunday, Dec. 12 and they will be serving onion soup or chicken soup and meatball sandwich. Cost is $5. The pancake breakfast will be Saturday, Dec. 4 from 8-10 a.m. Cost is $3. Marge Perry announced that the Trash and Treasure party will be Saturday, Dec. 11 beginning at 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. The tables for displaying your items are all sold out. Brenda Knoche told the residents they can donate items for NuHope. Arlene Dammer is getting ready to start the phone directory. Fred White is having a meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 7 regarding instructions on the computers. Laura Bailie led us in song as she read the names of individuals celebrating their birthdays the week of Nov. 23-28. We all sang to David Bailie, Phyllis Beck and Jim Witten. She then read the names of couples celebrating their anniversaries, however no one was present. She thanked Laura for providing the music. Nov. 21 we had our Ladi es Coffee. Our hosts were Car ol Noel and Jean Noyes. O ur emcee was Marilyn Crome r. We had 21 women presen t. Carol Noel gave the Sunshi ne Report and she has sign-u p sheets on the table for all to sign. It was the same as Mondays report, with t he exception of Patty Woo d, who is having shoulder su rgery. The women really g ot busy and made 154 litt le candy and cookie turkeys f or Thanksgiving table favor s. We all had fun doing them We discussed a cook ie exchange where you ma ke three dozen cookies an d exchange them with yo ur neighbors for a wonderf ul assortment of homema de cookies. Then we talk ed about art lessons at the clu bhouse. Our Ladies Day O ut Christmas party will be Tuesday, Dec. 21 at the T ea Room and Golf Resort, so circle your calendars an d plan to attend. Nov. 25, Thanksgivin g Day, the committee in char ge of special events served 17 0 turkey dinners. According to the cooks, they baked 1 4 turkeys and two large ham s. Everyone said the meal w as delicious and included all t he traditional foods that go wi th Thanksgiving dinner s: mashed potatoes, dressin g, gravy, rolls, pumpkin pi es and other desserts. The com mittee served 72 people wh o came back for leftover turk ey sandwiches. Now everybod y is talking about their diet (o h well, why spoil a great day ). Woodhaven Estates bridge scoresSEBRING Here are t he party bridge scores f or Woodhaven Estates. N o duplicate bridge this week. The winners were: Fir st place, Louise Perkins; secon d place, Margaret Alliston; an d third place, Jeanne Sisson. www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, December 1, 2010Page 5B First Baptist Church Sebring FloridaDATES:Thursday,Dec.9 Friday,Dec.10 Sunday,Dec.12 7:00 p.m.(Doors open at 6:30 p.m.)Tickets Available at Church Office! 200 E.Center Ave. Sebring 385-5154 YOUOWEITTO YOURSELFTO HEARBETTER.Every hearing aid in the family has been designed to perform in the most challenging listening situations. Whether youre active and on the go, or living life at a more leisurely pace, theres an hearing aid that ts the way you live. 130 S. Commerce Ave. Sebring, Florida863-385-3497Mon. Fri. 9am 4pm Closed Wednesday FRIENDS& NEIGHBORS Town & Country Mobile Home Park B y Janet Day Tropical Harbor Estates By Barbara Kelleher Courtesy photo J udy Nicewicz will have a new display of handpainted gifts and paintings for the holidays at the new location of Frames and Images, 108 Circle Drive in Sebring. Nicewicz will be present at the Gallery Walks and Car Shows, which will be the second Friday and Saturday of the month. She will also take part in the Heartland Cultural Alliance display at Lakeshore Mall on Dec. 3-5. Nicewicz artwork on display

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A merican Legion Post 69AVON PARK District 8 A merican Legion has a ppointed Charles Rooney of P ost 69 Avon Park members hip and DMS chairman for t he 2010-2011 year. It is the g oal to promote membership a nd help veterans and those s erving on active duty. Any veteran interested in j oining or transferring to a l ocal post, call the Avon P ark (453-4553), Sebring ( 471-1448) or Lake Placid ( 465-0975) posts. TOPS FL 487SEBRING The Nov. 24 m eeting of TOPS FL487 h ad eight TOPS and seven K OPS giving the pledges. T he chapter welcomed back B erniece Arnholt and Wilda B ecker. Best Loser was Ginna M eissner with a loss of 2.25 p ounds. Yes-Yeses were to e at slowly, curb cravings w ith a dill pickle, stuff the t urkey not yourself, food c hart and water. The Mystery Gift has r eturned and spent T hanksgiving with Ginna M eissner. Wilda Becker u nwrapped The Attendance B ox and found more wrapp ings. There were seven winners i n the 25-cent contest of 35 c ents each and Marge K ingston won a $1.40 in the 1 0-cent contest. Marge Kingston gave the p rogram on Top 10 Healthy W eight Tips from the TOPS The Choice is Mine with a g roup discussion following. TOPS FL 632SEBRING TOPS Club 6 32 meets every Monday at F irst Baptist Church of Lake J osephine. Weigh-in begins a t 2:30 p.m. and ends at 3:10 p .m. The meeting begins at 3 :30 p.m. and lasts approxim ately one hour. For more i nformation, contact Judy O Boyle at 260-0831. OBoyle called the meeti ng to order and said that t his would be a shorter meeti ng than usual in order to h ave the Cup Auction. The program was presente d by Donna Raaf. Weight l oss is not accomplished by m iracle cures, special p otions or the latest gadget o n TV. Weight loss is accomp lished by changing our lives and daily routines and its one day at a time. Karen Goodwin called the roll with 39 members present. The Best Loser of the Week was a tie between OBoyle and Jackie Perko. Betty Sndyer received her award for being the Best Loser in October. Ruth Sndyer received her fiveyear KOPS charm and Joan Dunn, her seven-year KOPS charm. Yes-Yeses for the coming week are portion control and asparagus and the no-no is pie crust. Linda Haidle won the four-week Travel Gift and June Elams name was drawn for the next Travel Gift. OBoyle announced a Christmas contest will begin next week chaired by Jo Ann Edson. Special to the News-SunLAKE PLACID The N ovember luncheon meeting o f the GFWC Lake Placid W omans Club had a Special g uest speaker, Jackie Pierce, t he 2006-2008 International P resident of General F ederation of Womens C lubs. She received a standing o vation as she was introd uced by Rose Mary Pinto a nd another standing ovation a fter she ended her talk. She h as a special place in her h eart for domestic violence a wareness, which is a special p roject with the Federation. As Pierce spoke, every eye i n the room was riveted on h er. She truly speaks from the h eart. She told a few stories o f abused women being s aved through the efforts ( sometimes very small donat ions) of other club women w ho did not know each other o r their circumstances, but cared for one another. Her stories ended without a dry eye in the clubhouse. All women are encouraged to stand up against abuse of any kind. One story about an abused woman was particularly heart wrenching. Awoman endured abuse for many years because the next day her husband would say he was sorry and send her flowers. She was finally killed by him and everyone said she had been lucky because he sent her flowers. Obviously, she suffered in silence. Perhaps if she had shared her troubles and asked other women for help, she might still be alive today. Pinto invited Pierce to come over from Naples to speak. Terry Reese, first vice-president, conducted the meeting in the absence of the president and did an outstanding job with poise and grace. The International Affairs department served a traditional turkey dinner complete with pumpkin pie. And, of course, Barbara Million did her usual great job decorating the tables. Members wore purple to promote domestic violence awareness. The December meeting will be a celebration of Christmas with no business conducted and the catered meal will be provided by Hartzels. Tickets are available. Call Jeanne Johnson at 465-9508. www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, December 1, 2010Page 7B SUPPORTYOUR 385-3497HIGHLANDS COUNTYS OLDEST ESTABLISHED HEARING AID OFFICE130 S. Commerce Ave. Sebring Mon. Fri. 9am 5pmCall us today: 863.385.3497 You may Hear Better Tomorrow SAY WHAT? 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First vice-president Terry Reese (left) conducted the meeting. LP Womans Club has special speaker Special to the News-SunSEBRING Lunch Club Wednesday, a ladies networking club, met in November at the Sebring Elks Lodge with more than 150 business women, students, retirees, lobbyists and entrepreneurs. The Rise and Shine speaker and member Yolanda Ayala, with Perfect Weigh, a new weight loss center and medical spa at 2371 U.S. 27 South (Banyan Plaza) in Sebring, provided an educational and live complete makeover and shared some of the latest make-up looks for the holidays and some essential make-up tips. Ayala has been a mak eup artist for 14 years. S he started her career in Ne w York City and received h er certification from La st Looks Academy. She h as worked with some of t he most recognizable make-u p lines in the business, i .e. Chanel, Lancome and Di or as a senior make up artist in charge of instruction s, bridal/special events mak eup and runway shows f or major fashion designer s, photo shoots and comme rcials. For more informatio n, contact Diana Albritto n, LCWfounder, at 381-817 0 or www.lunchclubwedne sday.com. Latest holiday make-up looks shared at Lunch Club Courtesy pho to This months Rise and Shine speaker and Lunch Club Wednesday member Yolanda Ayala with Perfect Weigh, a new weigh loss center and medical spa. Snapshots The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN

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Page 8BNews-SunWednesday, December 1, 2010www.newssun.com 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. T ODAY Adult Children of A lcoholics and Dysfunctional F amilies. New Life Group m eets Wednesdays at 11:30 a .m. at Grace Bible Church, 4 453 Thunderbird Road, S ebring. Call 446-0461. For d etails on the organization, go t o www.adultchildren.org. American Legion Post 25 L ake Placid has lounge hours f rom 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Burgers s erved from 5-7 p.m. Live m usic is from 5-8 p.m. Call 4 65-7940. American Legion Post 74 o pen noon to 8 p.m. Hot dogs s erved. Happy Hour 4-6 p.m. C all 471-1448. Avon Park Noon Rotary C lub meets noon, Rotary Club B uilding, corner of Verona A venue and Pine Street. BALANCE, Lives in T ransition, Inc. Qi-GONG R elaxation classes every W ednesday from 2:45-3 p.m. A ll classes and support groups a re at 4023 Sun N Lake Blvd., S ebring. Call 386-5687. Balance Transitions ( Support Group For People S uffering From Mental I llness) m eets every Wednesday at 1 p .m. at 4023 Sun N Lake B lvd., Sebring. Call 386-5687. Bridge Club of Sebring ( American Contract Bridge C lub)plays duplicate games at 1 2:30 p.m. at 347 Fernleaf A ve., Sebring. Call 385-8118. The Bridgettes meet at 1 2:15 p.m. at Sebring R ecreation Center to play b ridge. Call Sandra Yates at 6 55-5815. Christian Fellowship Group m eets 7 p.m. Call 381-9005 or 3 81-9007. Country Swingers has d ances at the Sebring R ecreation Club, 333 P omegranate Ave., Sebring. M embership is required. B eginners dancing from 5:156 :15 p.m. Advanced dancing is f rom 6:30-8:30 p.m. New d ances taught every other w eek. Call 655-2398. Gold Wing Road Riders A ssociation meets at 6 p.m. f irst Wednesday at Homers S morgasbord in Sebring. Call H arold Francis at (954) 4614 346.Heartland Horses & H andicapped Inc. is offering p ony rides every Monday and W ednesday from 4:30-6:30 p .m., weather permitting. $5 d onation per child. Call 4520 006 for more information. All p roceeds raised support our f ree equine assisted riding prog ram for adults and children w ith special needs, which r esumes in September. Heartland Talk of the Town T oastmasters meet the first a nd third Wednesday from 6-7 p .m. at Century 21 Advanced A ll-Service Realty, 1843 U.S. 2 7 North in Sebring. The web a ddress is w ww.toastmasters.org. For i nformation call Cathy Schreima a t 382-3574 or Linda Udall at 3 86-6495. Highlands County N arcotics Anonymous meets at 8 p.m. at the Lakeside house, 1513 S. Highlands Ave., AvonPark. Call the 24-hour hotline 1-800-850-7347 or (941) 616-0460. Highlands Senior Center is open every Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at their new clubhouse, 3400 Sebring Parkway (the old Lions Club). Two live bands to dance to and great lunches. All area seniors are invited to join the festivities. Call 386-0752. Highlands Shrine Club, 2606 State Road 17 South, Avon Park (between Avon Park and Sebring) meets from 8:3010:30 a.m. for coffee and doughnuts and socializing for members and any interested person. Call 382-2208. Kiwanis Club of Sebring meets every Wednesday at noon at Homer's Restaurant. Call Grace Plants 273-1421 for more information. Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2661 is open to members and their guests. Shuffleboard is at 1:30 p.m. Mah-Jong from 1-5 p.m. Lounge opens at 12:30 p.m. Call 465-2661. Lake Placid Moose plays cards at night. Open to members and qualified guests only. Lake Placid Loyal Order of the Moose meets at 7:30 p.m. the first Wednesday at the lodge. Loyal Order of Moose Highlands County Lodge No. 2494, 1318 W Bell St., Avon Park. Dinner served every Wednesday from 5:30-6:30 p.m.Lodge phone number 4520579. Narcotics Anonymous Never Alone Candlelight meets at 7 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. Over The Hill Gang meets 10:15 a.m., Jims Pistolarrow Range for target shooting. Call 655-4505. Rotary Club of Lake Placid (Morning Rotary) meets at 6:44 a.m. at The Herons Garden, 501 U.S. 27 North, Lake Placid, just north of the Tower. Visiting Rotarians always welcome. Coffee only is $2; full breakfast is $7. Call 465-4834. Scottish American Society of the Highlands meets first Wednesday in the First Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall, corner of Franklin and Poinsettia streets, Sebring. Gathering starts at 7 p.m., meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. Anyone of Scottish heritage or with an interest in Scottish culture can attend. Call Joe and Ria Campbell at 471-9438. Sebring Doll Club meets at 10:30 a.m. the first Wednesday at St. Johns Methodist Church in Sebring. Call 465-0480. Sebring Downtown Merchants and Professionals Association meets 5 p.m. at the Cat House Restaurant, Sebring on first Wednesday. Sebring Eagles Club 4240 joint officers meet at 6 p.m. first Monday. Pizza and darts is at 7:30 p.m. at the club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring. Call 6554007. Auxiliary meeting at 7 p.m. the first and third Wednesday at the club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring. Call 6554007. Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 hosts Wacky Wednesday from 5-6:30 p.m. serving a varied menu of food for $5 and special drink prices. Lounge open from 3-10 p.m. Open to Elk members and guests. Music provided from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Smokefree environment. Call 4713557. Sebring Jaycees meets 7:30 p.m., Jaycees Clubhouse, State Road 17, Sebring. Sebring Kiwanis meets noon, Homers Smorgasbord, Sebring. Sebring Library has storytime at 10 a.m. for ages 3-5 except during holidays. Sebring Moose Lodge 2259 serves hamburgers, fries and fish sandwiches from 5-7 p.m. at 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. Beef franks and Italian sausages served from 1 p.m. to closing. There will be music from 4:307:30 p.m. Call 655-3920. Sebring Recreation Club has ice cream shuffleboard at 1:15 p.m. at 333 Pomegranate Ave., Sebring. Call 385-2966. Suicide and Sudden Death Grief Support group meets every Wednesday, 6 p.m., at Unity Life Enrichment Center, 10417 Orange Blossom Blvd, Sebring. Facilitated by licensed therapist. Call 381-4410. Sun NLakes Lake Placid Recreation District hosts a card party on first Wednesday at the Sun 'N Lakes South Community Center, 440 S Sun N Lakes Blvd., Lake Placid. A full lunch is served. Cost is $5. Put players together for a table and call 465-2850 for reservations and further information. Take Off Pounds Sensibly FL487 meets at 9 a.m. at Whispering Pines Baptist Church, 303 White Pine Drive, Sebring. Call 382-7716 or 3149485. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3800 plays poker at 2 p.m. at the post, 1224 County Road 621 East, Lake Placid. For more details, call 699-5444. V eterans of Foreign Wars Post 4300 plays euchre at 6:30 p.m. at the post, 2011 SE Lakeview Drive, Sebring. Service officer at post 12-3 p.m. Call 385-8902. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9853 Auxiliary meets at 2 p.m. first Wednesday at the post, 75 N. Olivia Drive, Avon Park. 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. Young Artists String Orchestra (YASO) rehearses each Wednesday at 5:15 p.m. at Lake Placid Church of the Nazarene (512 W. Interlake). We are looking for violin, viola, cello, and string bass players to be a part of this orchestra. For information, call Diane Osborne, conductor, at 6594541 or (503) 709-1440.THURSDAY Alzheimers Association Support Group meets from 12 p.m. and from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Sebring Christian Church on Hammock Road. Call Lisa Rodriguez at 385-3444. American Legion Placid Post 25 Lake Placid has lounge hours 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Card games played at 1 p.m. Pool tournament is 7 p.m. Call 465-7940. American Legion Post 74 open noon to 8 p.m. Customer Appreciation Day. Free food. Happy hour all day. Call 4711448. Bravehearts, an Ala-Non support group, meets from 1-2 p.m. at Spring Lake Presbyterian Church. Call 6553274. Bridge Club of Sebring (American Contract Bridge Club)plays novice duplicate games at 12:30 p.m. at 347 Fernleaf Ave., Sebring, November through May. Call 385-8118. Central Avon Park Jaycees meets 8 p.m., first and third Thursday, city recreation building, North Verona Avenue, Avon Park. Fibromyalgia Recovery Support Group meetings are the first Thursday of every month. The introductory video is shown at 12:30 p.m. Returning members will join in at 2 p.m. The group meets at the Union Congregational Church, 106 N. Butler, Avon Park. For more information call 386-5017. Fletcher Music Club meets every Thursday and Tuesday at Fletcher Music Center in Lakeshore Mall, Sebring. For more details, call 385-3288. Harmony Hoedowners Square Dance Club offers beginning dance lessons for new and returning dancers from 4-6 p.m. Thursday, and classes for last years dancers from 2-4 p.m. at Reflections On Silver Lake in Avon Park. For more information, call Sam Dunn at 382-6792 or e-mail him at samdunn@samdunn.net.Heartland Horses & Handicapped Inc. provides free assisted riding sessions for adults and children with special needs from 9-11 a.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday at 118 W. College Drive, AvonPark. For details or to volunteer, call Mary McClelland, coordinator, 4520006. Highlands County Corvette Club meets 7:30 p.m., first Thursday. For more details, call Walt Blakeslee, 471-9829. Highlands County Genealogical Society meets at 1 p.m. first Thursday, October throughMay, in the Sebring Library. Volunteers help people research family history from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. Call 471-2734, 465-6763 or 452-5939. The Web site iswww.heartlineweb.org/hcgs/. Highlands County Narcotics Anonymous meets at 8 p.m. at St. Agnes Episcopal Church on Lakeview Drive in Sebring. Call the 24hour hotline 1-800-850-7347 or (941) 616-0460. Highlands County Ostomy Support Group meets from 12-2 p.m. first Thursday at Homers Smorgasbord. Members purchase own lunch. Call Myrtle Pence at 655-4887 or Paul Orth at 386-0287 or email: orthfam@strato.net Highlands Little Theatres general membership meeting is first Thursday. Social hour is at 6 p.m. Meeting is at 7 p.m. Highlands Pedalers a local bicycle club, meets at 7 p.m. first Thursday at Kenilworth Lodge, Sebring. For details, log ontowww.highlandspedalers.com. Highlands Little Theatre general membership meets first Thursday at 356 W. Center Ave., Sebring. Social hour is at 6 p.m. with the meeting at 7 p.m. New members are welcome. Call 385-2175. Hope Hospice grief support group meets at 2 p.m. every Thursday at Reflections on Silver Lake community/activities hall in Avon Park; and at 6 p.m. every Thursday at Woodys RV Resort clubhouse/activities hall in Sebring. Call 370-0312. Greater Kenilworth Neighborhood Watch will now be meeting at the Military Sea Services Museum at the corner of Kenilworth Boulevard and Roseland Avenue, the first Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2661 has lounge hours beginning at 1 p.m. Card games and bingo are at 6 p.m. with burgers, sandwiches and desserts served. The lodge is open to members and their guests. Call 465-2661. Lake Placid Moose serves burgers, jumbo hot dogs and fries at 6 p.m. Music provided from 5:30-9 p.m. Darts at 7:30 p.m. Open to members and qualified guests only. Lake Placid Noon Rotary Club meets at noon at Peppercorns, 525 W. Interlake Blvd. For more information, including how to order lunch in advance, call Forrest Steele at 465-0113. Lake Placid Woodcarvers meet from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Cultural Center, 127 Dal Hall Blvd. For information call Dan Daszek at 465-7730. Lifeline Home Health Care offers blood pressure screening 10 a.m. to noon every first Thursday at Publix Supermarket, Southgate Shopping Center, Sebring. Lorida Teens (TLT), a newly formed part of the Greater Lorida Community Club, meets at 7 p.m. Thursdays to play softball, volleyball and a variety of other sports. Teens are encouraged to come to the community center. Loyal Order of Moose Highlands County Lodge No. 2494, 1318 W Bell St., Avon Park. Tacos and wings served every Thursday from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Cards at 6:30 p.m. Lodge phone number 452-0579. Moms Together AMoms Group Shattering the Superwoman Myth! Join our moms group the first and third Thursday at First Baptist Church of Sebring from 6-7:30 p.m. Childcare is provided for children to age 12. Call the church office at 3855154 or Rebekah 314-9336. Narcotics Anonymous Take It Easy Group meets at 8 p.m. at St. Agnes Episcopal Church, 3840 Lakeview Drive, Sebring. For information call Heartland area helpline (863) 683-0630. More information on other meetings and events at www.naflheartland.org. New Beginnings a support group for people with traumatic brain injury and their family members, meets at 6 p.m. every first Thursday (October through April) at the office of Handicapped Americans Love of Life Organization, 112 Medical Center Ave., Sebring. Refreshments will be served. Call 385-1196 or e-mail tohallo@tnni.net. Overeaters Anonymous meets from 4-5 p.m. every Thursday at Ridge Area Arc Cafeteria, 120 W. College Drive. No dues, fees or weighins. Visit www.FloridaRidge Intergroup.com. Call 414-3172. Visit www.oa.org for more information on OA. Overeaters Anonymous meets from 5:30-6:30 p.m. every Thursday at Wauchula Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 205 S. 11th Ave., Wauchula. N o dues, fees or weigh-ins. Visit www.FloridaRidge Intergroup.com. Call (863) 773 5714. Placid Lakes Bridge Club meets 6-9 p.m. at Placid Lake s Town Hall, 2010 Placid Lakes Blvd. Call 465-4888. Pine Ridge Promenaders will be dancing from 7:30-9:30 p.m. at the Sunshine RV Park recreation hall located 1,000 yards east of U.S. 27 on State Road 70. For more details, ca ll Dan or Nell Sherman at 4652481 or 243-9676. Sebring Breakfast Lions Club meets 7 a.m. at Dots Restaurant in Sebring Square For information, call 471-0118 Sebring Chapter 126 Orde r of Eastern Star meets at 7:30 p.m. first and third Thursday a t the Masonic Lodge on Home Avenue in Sebring. There are no meetings fromJuly through September. Call the Worthy Matron Jo Carney at 655-0371 Sebring Country Estates Civic Association hosts Ladies Cards at 12:30 p.m. every Thursday. Business meeting every second Thursday at 7 p.m. Carry-in dinner every fourth Thursday a t 6 p.m. Membership is $10 per person. Located at 3240 Gran d Prix Drive. For all residents of Sebring Country Estates and Grand Prix Heights subdivision Public rentals available for spe cial events. Call 385-9109. Sebring Eagles Club 4240 serves hamburgers and french fries from 5-7 p.m. Music is from 6-9 p.m. at the club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring. Call 655-4007. Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 meets 7 p.m. first and third Thursdays at the lodge on the corner of Lakeview Drive and Kenilworth Boulevard, Sebring Smoke-free environment. Call 385-8647 or 382-0339 for mor e details. Sebring Moose Lodge 225 9 has joint officers meeting at 7 p.m. at 11675 U.S. 98, Sebrin g. Beef franks and Italian sausages served from 1 p.m. to closing. Call 655-3920. Sebring Rhythm Cloggers dance at 6:30 p.m. at Highlands Hammock State Park Recreation Room in Sebring. If interested, call 382 3735 or 382-6973. Sebring Sunrise Rotary Club meets 7 a.m., Sebring Elks Club, corner of Kenilwort h Boulevard and Southeast Lakeview Drive. Sweet Adelines Show Chorus meets at 7 p.m. every Thursday in the AvonPark Rotary Club, 20 S. Verona Ave Call Jeanne Parzygnat at 699 0743; Bette Killeen at 446-310 6 or Anita Helbig at 452-1927. Tender Touch Support Group meets 7 p.m., first and third Thursdays, Marge Brewster Center, 155 U.S. 27 N., Sebring. Take Off Pounds Sensibly meets at Venus United Methodist Church, 962 County Road 731, Venus. Weigh in is from 5-5:30 p.m. Meeting is from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Call 4659165 for details. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3880, 1224 County Road 621 East, Lake Placid. The mens auxiliary meets at 7 p.m the first Thursday. For more details, call 699-5444. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4300 serves hamburgers from 12-2:30 and plays bingo at 2 p.m. at the post, 2011 SE Lakeview Drive, Sebring. For more details call 385-8902. Veterans of Foreign Wars COMMUNITYCALENDAR

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Gunner AllenFaith Entwistle and B ryan Allen of Sebring a nnounce the birth of a s on, Gunner Vitale, at 8:51 a .m. on Nov. 24, 2010 at H ighlands Regional M edical Center, Sebring. Gunner weighed 9 p ounds, 11 ounces and m easured 22 inches in l ength. Maternal grandmother is R achel Quick. Paternal grandmother is D ebra Allen. Liliana EspinozaElisia Espinoza of Lake P lacid announces the birth o f a daughter, Liliana N icole, on Nov. 17, 2010 a t Florida Hospital H eartland Medical Center, S ebring. Liliana weighed 6 p ounds, 10 ounces and m easured 20 inches in l ength. Maternal grandparents a re Elsie and Jesus E spinoza of Lake Placid. Gabriel FosterNicole and Michael F oster of Sebring announce t he birth of a son, Gabriel A lan, at 3:55 a.m. on Nov. 2 0, 2010 at Highlands R egional Medical Center, S ebring. Gabriel weighed 8 p ounds, 5.5 ounces and m easured 21 inches in l ength. Maternal grandmother is T heresa Hunt. Paternal grandparents a re Rob and Debbie Raab.Samera GrantDorothy and Jo Grant Jr. o f Sebring announce the b irth of a daughter, Samera N yKeria Elizabeth, at 1 0:26 a.m. on Nov. 14, 2 010 at Florida Hospital H eartland Medical Center, S ebring. Samera weighed 6 p ounds, 8 ounces and m easured 19 inches in l ength. Maternal grandmother is I ristine Mitchell of Tampa. Paternal grandparents a re Charlotte Lewis and J .D. Grant of Sebring. A dailyn HiltonCourtney Stuitz and B illy Hilton of Wauchula a nnounce the birth of a d aughter, Adailyn Leigh, at 7 :52 p.m. on Nov. 19, 2010 a t Florida Hospital H eartland Medical Center, S ebring. Adailyn weighed 9 p ounds, 3 ounces and m easured 22.25 inches in l ength. Maternal grandparents a re Stacia Stuitz and John S tuitz of Muncie, Ind. Paternal grandparents a re Lucy Hilton and D ennis Hilton of W auchula.Susie LocklearTabitha Nilsen and E ddie Locklear of Lake P lacid announce the birth o f a daughter, Susie Scott, a t 11:19 p.m. on Nov. 18, 2 010 at Florida Hospital H eartland Medical Center, S ebring. Susie weighed 8 pounds a nd measured 21 inches in l ength. Maternal grandparents a re Jackeline and Jim G rway of Davenport, C harles and Ronda Nilsen o f Lake Placid. Paternal grandparents a re Brenda Brown of Lake P lacid and Edward L ocklear.Cheyanne MyersBrandy Deere and C hadwick Myers of S ebring announce the birth o f a daughter, Cheyanne Marie, on Nov. 19, 2010 at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Sebring. Cheyanne weighed 6 pounds, 15 ounces and measured 19.5 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Janna Bolen and Floyd Deere. Paternal grandfather is King Solomon Myers. Adriana Pabon Krystle and Rafael Pabon of Sebring announce the birth of a daughter, Adriana Navaeh, at 5:08 a.m. on Nov. 27, 2010 at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Sebring. Adriana weighed 6 pounds, 5 ounces and measured 19 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Carmen Gonzalez and Alberto Gonzalez. Paternal grandparents are Rafael Pabon and Jannette Pabon.Samuel RodriguezGlennis Concepcion and Jeffrey Rodriguez of Sebring announce the birth of a son, Samuel A., at 5:17 a.m. on Nov. 23, 2010 at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Sebring. Samuel weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces and measured 20.5 inches in length.Walter Russ Jr.Jennifer and Walter Russ of Avon Park announce the birth of a son, Walter Allen Jr., at 10:26 p.m. on Nov. 9, 2010 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center, Sebring. Walter weighed 5 pounds, 9 ounces and measured 20 inches in length. Maternal grandmother is Beth Garcia of Palm Bay. Paternal grandmother is Lizzie Smallwood of Lyons, N.Y.Kameron SmithDawn and James Smith Sr. of Wauchula announce the birth of a daughter, Kameron Denise, at 8:12 p.m. on Nov. 18, 2010 at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Sebring. Kameron weighed 8 pounds, 6 ounces and measured 20.5 inches in length.Tatelynne WoodwardTia Hodges and Bruce Woodward of Sebring announce the birth of a daughter, Tatelynne Riley, at 3:53 p.m. on Nov. 19, 2010 at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Sebring. Tatelynne weighed 8 pounds, 3 ounces and measured 20.5 inches in length. Maternal grandfather is Rick Hodges. Paternal grandparents are Kim Woodward and Bruce Woodward. www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, December 1, 2010Page 9B CELEBRATIONS Special to the News-SunSEBRING Kiwanis Club of Sebring members Dave Hourigan, Rita Vowels, Alan Kent and Grace Plants visited the Kiwanis Club of Arcadia for the Lt. Governor Mary Crowders official visit. Crowder announced a division-wide fundraiser that will take place the first of April 2011. The funds raised will be used to support the Eliminate Project. Kiwanis and UNICEF have joined forces to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus. This deadly disease steals the lives of 60,000 innocent babies and 30,000 mothers each year. The effects of the disease are excruciating tiny newborn babies suffer repeated, painful convulsions and extreme sensitivity to light and touch. To eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus from the Earth by 2015, 129 million mothers and their future babies must be immunized. This requires vaccines, syringes, safe storage, transportation, thousands of skilled staff and more. It will take $110 million and the dedicated work of UNICEF and every member of the Kiwanis family. The Kiwanis motto is Serving the Children of the World. Kiwanis International includes 8,400 clubs with more than 270,000 members in 96 nations. Last year, Kiwanis clubs donated more than $100 million and almost six million volunteer hours for community service projects. The Kiwanis Club of Sebring meets eve ry Wednesday at noon at Homers Restaurant. F or more information abo ut Kiwanis, call preside nt Michelle McMahon at 38 14215 or Grace Plants at 27 31421. Kiwanis go to Arcadia for official visit CLUBS&ORGANIZATIONS Courtesy pho to Kiwanis Club of Sebring members Dave Hourigan (from left), Rita Vowels, Alan Kent and Grace Plants visited the Kiwanis Club of Arcadia for the Lt. Governor Mary Crowders (center) official visit. Courtesy photo Lake Placid Elks Lodge Lady Elk of the Month is Norma Sheeran. Sheeran has been a corresponding secretary for several years, along with her job of membership renewals, thank you notes, and volunteering for lodge events. Courtesy pho to Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2661 Elk of the Month for November is John Grant. John is the Lodge handy man, sets up and works with the Ladies on the Strawberry Booth. does Special Events, Breakfast and as Secretary of the PERs he coordinates the 20/20 Programs. John served on all of the chairs including Esquire. John is Chairman of the Community Awards again this year. John is truly a great Elk. Elks of the Month The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN NEWS-SUN

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Breakfasts and lunches being served in the Highlands County School District for the remainder of this school week include: HIGH SCHOOLS Wednesday Breakfast Breakfast pizza, hash brown patty, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, apricot cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Lunch Chili, saltine crackers, burger, cheeseburger, hot and spicy chicken sandwich, grilled chicken sandwich, Mama Sofias cheese pizza, Mama Sofias pepperoni pizza, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, PBJ sandwich meal, chef salad meal, baked buffalo chips, mixed vegetables, carrots and dip, vanilla clodhoppers, diced pears, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Thursday Breakfast Breakfast frittata, hash brown patty, breakfast pizza, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, peach cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Lunch Tacos, salsa, yellow rice, burger, cheeseburger, chicken patty on bun, Mama Sofias cheese pizza, Mama Sofias pepperoni pizza, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, PBJ sandwich meal, chef salad meal, great northern beans, cheddar cheese stick, rosy applesauce, cut fresh fruit, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Friday Breakfast Sausage biscuit, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, string cheese, strawberry cup, assorted juices, assorted fresh fruit, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Lunch Asian chicken nuggets, salsa, dinner roll, burger, cheeseburger, chicken patty on bun, Mama Sofias cheese pizza, Mama Sofias pepperoni pizza, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, PBJ sandwich meal, chef salad meal, baked french fries, corn, carrots and dip, tossed salad, chocolate chip cookie, diced peaches, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. ACADEMY SCHOOLS Wednesday Lunch Chili, saltine crackers, baked buffalo chips, mixed vegetables, vanilla clodhoppers, assorted juice, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Thursday Lunch Tacos, taco toppers, salsa, yellow rice, great northern beans, carrots and dip, cut fresh fruit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Friday Lunch Chicken tenders, dinner roll, Sun Chips, tossed salad, diced peaches, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. MIDDLE SCHOOLS Wednesday Breakfast Breakfast pizza, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, apricot cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Breakfast on the Patio: Breakfast pizza, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Lunch Chili, saltine crackers, burger, cheeseburger, hot and spicy chicken sandwich, grilled chicken sandwich, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, PBJ sandwich meal, chef salad meal, baked buffalo chips, mixed vegetables, carrots and dip, vanilla clodhoppers, diced pears, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Thursday Breakfast Breakfast frittata, hash brown patty, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, peach cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Breakfast on the Patio: Chicken biscuit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Lunch Tacos, salsa, yellow rice, burger, cheeseburger, chicken patty on bun, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, PBJ sandwich meal, chef salad meal, great northern beans, cheddar cheese stick, rosy applesauce, cut fresh fruit, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Friday Breakfast Sausage biscuit, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, string cheese, strawberry cup, assorted juice, assorted fresh fruit, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Breakfast on the Patio: Sausage biscuit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Lunch Mama Sofias pepperoni pizza, Mama Sofias cheese pizza, burger, cheeseburger, chicken tenders, salsa, dinner roll, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, chef salad plate, PBJ sandwich meal, corn, carrots and dip, tossed salad, chocolate chip cookie, diced peaches, assorted juices, assorted fresh fruit, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS Wednesday Breakfast Breakfast pizza, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, apricot cup, assorted fresh fruit, apple juice, grape juice, orange juice, fruit blend juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Breakfast in the Classroom: Hard cooked egg, giant graham, apple juice, chocolate milk, chicken biscuit, grape juice. Lunch Beefaroni, dinner roll, Uncrustable PBJ sandwich, turkey chef salad, broccoli, diced pears, black forest cake, very berry juice bar, apple juice, grape juice, orange juice, fruit blend juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Thursday Breakfast Breakfast frittata, hash brown patty, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, peach cup, assorted fresh fruit, apple juice, grape juice, orange juice, fruit blend juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Breakfast in the Classroom: Sausage biscuit, apricot cup, chocolate milk, Ultimate Breakfast Round, orange juice. Lunch Tacos, taco toppers, salsa, yellow rice, Uncrustable PBJ sandwich, ham chef salad, corn great northern beans, fruit cocktail cup, very berry juice bar, apple juice, grape juice, orange juice, fruit blend juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Friday Breakfast Sausage biscuit, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, string cheese, strawberry cup, assorted fresh fruit, apple juice, grape juice, orange juice, fruit blend juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Breakfast in the Classroom: Ultimate Breakfast Round, orange juice, chocolate milk, sausage biscuit, apricot cup. Lunch Mama Sofias pepperoni pizza, Mama Sofias cheese pizza, Uncrustable PBJ sandwich, turkey chef salad, corn cobbettes, chocolate chip cookie, diced peaches, fresh apple slices, apple juice, grape juice, orange juice, fruit blend juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. KINDERGARTEN LEARNING CENTER Wednesday Lunch Macaroni and cheese, dinner roll, Uncrustable PBJ sandwich, broccoli, diced pears, black forest cake, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Thursday Lunch Tacos, taco toppers, salsa, yellow rice, Uncrustable PBJ sandwich, corn fruit cocktail cup, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. 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By LEANNE ITALIE Associated PressRabbi Mark Sobel, the spiritual l eader of a Reform-rooted synag ogue in Burbank, Calif., enjoys winter carols come Hanukkah and C hristmastime, but this year is a litt le different. The Jewish faiths eight days of c andle lighting, prayers, latkes and d reidel fun begins today, before caro lers get in the swing and so soon a fter Thanksgiving there might just b e some leftovers still in the fridge. Hanukkahs on the early side o n the Gregorian calendar anyway along with other major Jewish o bservances this year. Some Jews are looking forward t o a little distance between H anukkah and the Christmas madn ess. It helps, they said, in staving o ff the perception that the Festival o f Lights is a Christmas wannabe. O thers started panicking before t heir Thanksgiving bird was d efrosted. For Sobel, it wont change the w ay he celebrates, save a tinge of r emorse that non-Jewish neighbors a nd friends wont yet be in the holi day spirit. The feeling of total holiday seas on is not there, said Sobel, from t he independent Temple Beth Emet. Jewish festivals and commemorat ions begin on different Gregorian d ates each year because theyre set b y a lunar-based Hebrew calendar a djusted to ensure certain ones fall d uring certain seasons. Wyckoff, N.J., mom Caryn K asmanoff, who has two teenagers a nd a 9-year-old, notes that H anukkah is a very minor holiday, r eligiously speaking, in relation to P assover and other biblically mand ated observances. Its nowhere n ear as important as Christmas is to C hristians, but the comparisons can b e harder on Jewish kids when the t wo holidays stand alone on the cale ndar, she said. As Christmas gets closer and children in school get more excited, their partyis over, Kasmanoff said. So yes, as a parent, its easier for the religions to share the festive feeling. That can also be true for more secular Jews and interfaith families who will be packing away their menorahs after Hanukkah only to start prepping for Christmas. Or for people who focus on Thanksgiving as the big-deal holiday with barely any time to de-stress before Hanukkah shopping and party planning must be done. The world doesnt stop for Hanukkah, said Jennifer Prost, who has kids ages 16 and 12 in Montclair, N.J. My kids still have tests to study for and papers to write. When Hanukkah is closer to Christmas, the kids are off from school, work schedules slow, evening meetings are off the table. For the college set, on-campus Hanukkah might mean missing moms potato latkes, but their familys not-home-for-the-holidays loss could be Ralph Tabers gain. Hes the director of the Klehr Center for Jewish Life at Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Pa., and a programmer for Hillel, the foundation for Jewish campus life. The timing of Hanukkah this year is perfect because it will occur before classes end, he said. We know that students will be willing to attend more on-campus Hanukkah events. As a parent, Taber is happy for Hanukkahs quick approach. Hell be done with shopping and celebrations just as Christmas is crowding stores and yuletide travel is clogging roads. But some sellers of Jewish-related gifts said early Hanukkah c an mean slow going. When its close to Christma s, its celebrated much more actively , said Gary Rosenthal, who creat es menorahs, charity boxes and oth er Judaica out of metals and fus ed glass. When Hanukkah is close to Thanksgiving its passed us befo re we even know what happened. I ts not good or bad. Its just the way it is. Hanukkah rarely begins in November, though it will begin t he night before Thanksgiving D ay come 2013. Thats super early and peop le will definitely be thrown for a loop, said Stacy Garnick, a form er Hebrew school principal and care er Jewish educator with two kids, 8 and 3, in Amherst, N.H. Thanksgiving followed by an early Hanukkah is just fine wi th Sobel. He said Thanksgiving has a lot in common with the festival of Sukkot, which has similarities wi th Hanukkah. Both are eight-day cel ebrations, the former in the fall to commemorate the Jewsdesert wa ndering after the Exodus from Egyp t. Hanukkah marks the rededication of the Holy Temple at the time of t he Maccabean revolt and the mirac le of a smidge of found oil lastin g eight days. Some people think its kind of great when Hanukkahs not an ywhere near Christmas because it gets to be its own holiday, sa id Nora Rubel, an assistant profess or of religion at the University of Rochester in New York. Theoretically, Hanukkah is su pposed to celebrate triumph ov er assimilation, Rubel said, so t he great irony is it has become a Jewish Christmas, which is som ething that Jews complain about a ll the time but participate in. Holy latke! Is it time for Hanukkah already? Metro Services The Jewish holiday of Hannukah, which features eight days of candle lighting, prayers and other traditions, begins today. 8-day Jewish holiday comes a little early this year Follow the News-Sun online! www.twitter.com/thenewssun www.facebook.com/newssun By MATTMOORE Associated PressPHILADELPHIA After c hewing up television with i ts wildly popular Shark W eek, Discovery C ommunications aims to s natch an even bigger bite for i ts popular franchise: comic b ooks. The parent company of D iscovery Channel and A nimal Planet hopes to make a big splash when it releases i ts first comic book, Top 10 D eadliest Sharks. The book dubbed a nonfiction g raphic novel comes out D ec. 1 and is being published b y Philadelphias Zenescope E ntertainment under the S ilver Dragon Books imprint. Like its namesake televis ion counterpart, the Shark g raphic novel takes a serious b ut accessible look at some o f the speciesdeadliest and d angerous members. Using A ndy Dehart, the networks r esident shark expert and p ublic face of the annual TV e vent the graphic novel b oasts 10 stories based on real events and spotlights a particular shark. Discoverys mission has always been to help viewers satisfy curiosity about the world around them through breathtaking imagery and stories, said Elizabeth Bakacs, vice president of licensing at Discovery Communications. She said it was only natural for the network to leap into graphic novels as a way to not just tell its stories, but garner a new arena for its popular programming. We like to call this, instead of graphic fiction, graphic non-fiction, she told The Associated Press. It has real-life shark attack stories. It has tips on how to stay safe and avoid shark attacks. It talks about the importance of sharks to our ecosystem. The book goes on sale Dec. 1 in comic book shops, online and Zenescopes website. It will be available in larger book stores starting in January. TVs Discovery Channel is expanding into comic books

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The key to making this recipe healthier is using skinless chicken breasts so you can bypass the oily skin and dark meat. Extra seasonings enhance the flavor so you dont notice anything is missing and low fat biscuit mix saves some time. Here is a simpler and healthier way to make chicken and dumplings in a snap.Chicken Dumplings the Saving Dinner WayServes 6 4 skinless chicken breasts (better with the bone in) 4 cans low-sodium chicken broth 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 1 sweet onion, chopped fine 2 celery stalks, chopped fine 1 garlic clove, crushed and peeled 1/2 cup carrot, shredded 3 teaspoons dried thyme leaves 1 teaspoon dried sage Salt and Pepper 2 cups whole grain baking mix 2/3 cup skim milk In a large stock pot, put 1 tablespoon olive oil, add onion, garlic, carrot, and celery, cook until onion is clear, then place chicken breasts in pot, and cover with water and poach (slow simmer) until chicken is cooked through about 15 to 20 minutes. Remove the chicken and cut into bite sized pieces then return chicken to the pot. Add chicken broth, thyme and sage salt and pepper to taste. Bring back to a gentle simmer. If needed you can thicken broth with a little cornstarch by putting a teaspoon of cornstarch into 1/2 cup water or broth and mixing with fork until there are no lumps. Add to simmering pot and stir. Meanwhile prepare the dumplings by mixing the low fat biscuit mix and skim milk until it forms a soft dough. Drop by tablespoonfuls into the simmering broth. Cook uncovered for about twenty minutes or until dumplings appear cooked in the middle. Variations: Try using Noodle Dumplings 2 1/2 cups whole wheat pastry flour 2 teaspoons salt 2 eggs 1/3 cup water 1 teaspoon of extra virgin olive oil In a large mixing bowl combine all ingredients wit h a fork until combined. Roll into a ball. If too wet add more flour, if too dry add a bit more water. Roll out dough on a floured surface. Use a pizza cutter to cut dumplings into desired shape. You can cut them in to long fat noodles, or you can use a cookie cutter and mak e round dumplings, its up to you. Leanne Ely is a New York Times bestselling author of 'Body Clutter' and the Saving Dinner series. The Dinner Diva syndicated newspaper column appears in 250 newspapers nationwide. Learn how to cook great and save significant money with the Dinner Diva's menus, recipes and shopping lists at www.savingdinner.com DearAbby: My 1-yearo ld son and I spent the w eekend at my parents h ouse. We had a wonderful t ime. Mom and Dad showe red us with love and attent ion. It was like being at a r esort even though their h ouse is small. The size didn t matter until, at 4:30 a.m. t hrough paper-thin walls, I w as awakened by my parents m aking love. Unfortunately, this was a f amiliar sound from my c hildhood. I didnt know h ow to handle it when I was g rowing up, and it appears, a t 34, I still dont know what t o say. Im glad my parents s till enjoy each other. My m other is sweet but becomes v ery defensive when conf ronted, and my dad is p ainfully shy. Should I talk t o them about this, or just m ake arrangements to stay e lsewhere the next time I v isit? I Can Hear You in Michigan DearI Can HearYou: T he next time you plan to v isit, make reservations at a n earby hotel. If you are a sked why, just say that you a re all adults and you all n eed your privacy. Its a tactful way to deliver the message without being confrontational. DearAbby: Back in 1961 some neighborhood kids were showing off their battle scars. The three children (who lived across the street) were certain they deserved a beating, but were clueless about why. It kept happening. The practice of keeping secrets was common back then, but I knew the beatings were wrong. Decades later, I was visiting the now-grown daughter and her mother when the subject turned to child abuse. The mom turned to her daughter and commented, You probably dont remember because you were only 6, but your dad used to get drunk and beat up you and your younger brothers. Aneighbor found out, so your dad stopped drinking. Abby, I was that neighbor. I was only 7 at the time, but I had read the Dear Abby column, which appeared on the comics page. My solution was to hang on that familys front door your moms column saying that child abuse required the laws intervention. To the fathers credit, the anonymous threat of losing his toddlers got him to stop. That column was a lifesaver, and I thought youd like to know. Fran in Honokaa, Hawaii DearFran: You may have been young, but you certainly were precocious and proactive. I hope you realize that what you did not only saved the family, but also may have saved some lives. P.S. And Im sure the daughter did remember. DearAbby: My boyfriend and I disagree about giving alcohol as a holiday gift at a company party. He says its always an acceptable gift, because even if people dont drink they can share it with future guests. I think many people would be dismayed to receive alcohol. What do you think? Susan in Southern Oregon Dear Susan: I agree with your boyfriend. The only time that alcohol would be an inappropriate gift is when the giver knows the recipient doesnt use it. If the person is dismayed, it can always be regifted. To My Jewish Readers: The eight days of Hanukkah begin at sundown. (I cannot believe how early it has fallen this year.) Happy Hanukkah, everyone. Ajoyous Festival of Lights to all of you. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. Abby shares more than 100 of her favorite recipes in two booklets: Abbys Favorite Recipes and More Favorite Recipes by Dear Abby. 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LIVING 14B PAGE News-Sun Wednesday, December 1, 2010 FAMILYFEATURES T he holidays are full of delicious temptations, but that doesnt have to mean leaving your commitment to healthy eating behind. M aking smart choices of what you eat a nd how you cook it can help you e njoy holiday dining and still beat the p ost-holiday blues. With these hassle-free recipes and s ome tips from the healthy cooking e xperts at Culinary.net, you can give y ourself and your family the g ift of a festive holiday menu that has g reat taste and good nutrition. S imple Solutions K eep your holiday dishes deliciously s imple with time-saving appliances s uch as the George ForemanEvolve G rill.Withfourdifferentplatesfor c ooking, baking and grilling, its a s imple w ay to help you stay on track with y our healthy eating plan. (It makes a g reat g ift, too.) These mouthwatering recipes are e asy to make on the Evolve Grill, and a re a great way to feed your hungry h oliday crowd something warm, h ealthful and satisfying without s acrificing great taste. For more recipes and information o n George Foreman Healthy Cooking p roducts, visit www.georgeforemanc ooking.com. A lmond PearBread P udding M akes 6 servings 1 large ripe Bartlett pear, peeled, cored and diced 4 cups French bread, cut into 1-inch cubes 1 3/4 cups fat-free half and half 1/2 cup sugar 1 teaspoon almond extract 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 2 eggs 3 tablespoons butter, melted 1/4 cup sliced almonds Powdered sugar(optional) F it grill with deep-dish bake pan. Set t emperature to 350F and preheat for 5 minutes. Place bread cubes in bake pan and c ook for 10 minutes to lightly toast. T urn off grill. Remove bake pan from g rill and let cool. Sprinkle pears over bread cubes. In a m edium bowl, whisk together half and h alf, sugar, extract, cinnamon and e ggs. Slowly whisk in butter and then p our overthebreadandpearsinthe b akepan.Press bread cubes down l ightly to make sure all are coated with l iquid and let stand for 30 minutes. Preheat grill to 350F. Sprinkle bread and pear mixture w ith almonds, place bake pan back on g rill and bake for 20 minutes. Serve w arm, dusted with powdered sugar, if y ou like. Turkey Cranberry PaniniMakes 12 mini panini 24 baguette slices, 1/4 inch thick 5 ounces sliced turkey breast (try using leftoverturkey) 3 ounces sliced Havarti 3 tablespoons cranberry sauce 1/2 cup arugula leaves Olive oil cooking spray, forextra crispinessVeggie PaniniMakes 12 mini panini 24 baguette slices 3 ounces fresh mozzarella, sliced 1/3 cup chopped marinated artichoke hearts 12 large or24 small fresh basil leaves 12 thin slices Roma tomatoes 3 thin red onion slices, quartered Olive oil cooking spray, forextra crispinessTuscan PaniniMakes 12 mini panini 24 baguette slices 2 ounces thinly sliced prosciutto 3 ounces fresh mozzarella, sliced 4 to 6 asparagus spears, julienned 2 thin red onion slices, quartered 2 cloves garlic, minced Olive oil cooking spray, forextra crispinessHassle-free r ecipesandtips HealthyCookingTipsfrom Culinary.net Here are three easy ways you can boost the nutrition of your holiday foods and make them taste even better. FlavorUp. Herbs and spices make ordinary food taste extraordinary without adding salt, fat or sugar. Some spices may even help boost the antioxidant power of whats already on your plate.Cinnamon has one of the highest antioxidant levels of any spice. One teaspoon of cinnamon has about the same amount as a full cup of pomegranate juice or a half cup of blueberries. Wake up your holiday mornings by sprinkling a half teaspoon over your ground coffee before brewing, or adding some to your oatmeal or yogurt.Thyme has about the same amount of antioxidants as a carrot or a half cup of chopped tomatoes. It also has beneficial compounds called flavonoids, which may help with inflammation. Its a great addition to chicken, beef or vegetable soups, and can really dress up seafood. Lowerthe Fat. You can reduce your fat intake in a variety of delicious ways.Low-fat mayonnaise has only 15 calories and 1 gram of fat per tablespoon, compared to 90 calories and 10 grams of fat in fullfat versions. Use it in holiday dips, or flavor it with herbs to jazz up your leftover turkey sandwiches.If youre making pan gravy, skim off the fat from the drippings, either with a spoon or a fat separator. Switch to Whole Grains. Studies show that eating whole grains can lower the risk of many chronic diseases. Add 3/4 cup of uncooked oats for each pound of ground beef or turkey when you make meatballs, burgers or meatloaf.Add half a cup of cooked bulgur, wild rice, or barley to your holiday bread stuffing.Use brown rice instead of white it adds great taste as well as fiber, vitamins and minerals. Culinary.net is a one-stop shop for recipes, how-to videos, entertaining tips and coupons. You can get the latest recipes and tips on Facebook. For more healthy holiday recipes and to sign up for a free newsletter, visit www.culinary.net/healthy. Photo courtesy of FotoliaPreheat grill for 5 minutes at 400F. Spray 1 side of each bread slice with cooking spray. Distribute ingredients evenly among bread slices. Cook 6 panini at a time for about 3 minutes. Remove from grill. They can be kept warm in a 250F oven while the second batch of panini cooks. Add to platter and serve.