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News-Sun file photo by BETH BALDRIDGE Marcus Dewberry drove Devils rally late for winPAGE1BProgram helps deafPAGE3ACounty legislative delegation to meetPAGE2A Friday-Saturday, December 3-4, 2010www.newssun.comVolume 91/Number 146 | 50 cents 079099401001 HighLow 58 37Complete Forecast PAGE 12A Mostly sunny and still pretty chilly Forecast Question: Should the U.S. government pursue charges in connection with the WikiLeaks releases? Next question: Should the federal government approve another extension of jobless benefits? www.newssun .com Make your voice heard at Online Obituaries Herbert Allan Age 77, of Avon Park John Kelting Sr. Age 66, of Lorida Luise Klein Age 98, of Sebring Eileen Schweitzer Age 77, of Lake Placid Wilma CampbellShoemaker Age 87, of Sebring Balinda Turi Age 46, of Sebring Obituaries, Page 5A Phone ... 385-6155Fax ... 385-2453Online: www.newssun.com Yes 80.0% No 20.0% Total votes: 80 Classifieds9A Community Briefs5A Community Calendar8A Dear Abby11B Editorial & Opinion4A Healthy Living5B Local Golf Scores3B Lottery Numbers2A Movie Reviews/Times12B Places to Worship8-9B Religion News8B Sports On TV2B Sudoku Puzzle11B Index NEWS-SUNHighlands County's Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 www.newssun .com Families choose the items every kid will want this holiday season PAGE12B News-Sun photo by SAMANTHAGHOLAR One person was injured and airlifted to the hospital after this SUV flipped on U.S. 27 on Wednesday. By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comSEBRING "He will be missed. He was a great boss ," Pat Steed, executive direct or of the Central Flori da Regional Planning Counc il, said about Jeff Carlson th is week. Gov. Charlie Cri st removed Carlson from h is county commission seat o n Monday, and as a cons equence, Carlson w as removed from his chairma nship on the planning counc il as well since he served as Highlands County's repr esentative. The CFRPC is a planning and public policy agency which works with public and private leadership. Cities and counties oft en contract with the CFRPC to help develop the documen ts required by the state for com prehensive plans and zonin g documents. Carlson is charged wi th boating under the influen ce manslaughter and vess el homicide stemming from a July accident where his wif e, Julie, was killed while th ey were boating in Indian Riv er County. Carlson's blood alcoh ol was above the .08 limit wh en Carlson will be missed by CFRPC Served as chairman of planning agency Carlson See CARLSON, page 3A By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comSEBRING Members of the City Council debated amending the city's fence ordinance at their regular meeting Nov. 16. At issue is the height of front yard fences. The existing ordinance is unclear and inconsistent regarding set backs and where fences may be placed. The council directed city staff and the city attorney, Robert Swaine, to review legal precedents and write an ordinance creating the same rules for everyone restricting yard fences to 4 feet in height between the front plane of a house to the front property line; and allowing fences 6 feet in height, 6 feet from the front plane of the house to the rear property line. The council also directed Swaine to rework its variance policy that is the process of obtaining an exception to the rule. At this time, when property owners want a variance, they must prove some sort of hardship exists. Council members want a more flexible variance policy and so asked Swaine to remove the hardship requirement. However, in a letter dated Nov. 24, Swaine wrote city administrator Scott Noethlich that, "the courts have held zoning rules should burden and benefit all landowners in the same district equally and variances should be granted Fencing discussion to continue in Sebring New-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLE Y These pink plastic flamingos re only one creative idea being used to raise money for cancer research. See FENCE, page 3A By SAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comSEBRING A43-year-old Sebring woman was seriously injured Wednesday afternoon after being involved in a wreck with a Highlands County semi truck on U.S. 27. According to a Florida Highway Patrol report, the 1990 Ford semi hauling a flatbed trailer driven by 66-year-old Donald Rankin of Sebring was headed south in the outside lane of U.S. 27 at 1:55 p.m. while Angela Korzep was driving a 1997 Mercury Mountaineer on the inside lane of the highway. Traffic in front of the semi abruptly stopped, causing Rankin to lock up his brakes. The truck jack-knifed, and the front left of its bumper hit the right side of Korzep's SU V, causing it to rotate clockwise and flip twic e, coming to rest on the driver's side. The sem i ended up blocking both southbound lanes of the highway in front of Buttonwood Bay. Korzep was airlifted to Tampa Gener al Hospital. Apassenger in the SUV, 43-year-o ld Edward Allen of Sebring, was taken by amb ulance to Highlands Regional Medical Cent er with minor injuries. Rankin was not injured All parties were wearing their seatbelts, t he report said. Traffic on north and southbound U.S. 2 7 came to a halt for nearly half an hour. One seriously injured after SUVflips News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Racing legend Bobby Rahal signs autographs in the circle Thursday morning during parade of race cars leading up to this weekend's Legends of Motorsports events at Sebring International Raceway. Lunch with a legend By SAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comSEBRING The Circle was bustling with residents and fans snapping photos and waiting in line for autographs from a racing legend. Bobby Rahal led a small group of high-end cars to the circle on Thursday morning for Lunch with Legends, the kick-off event for this weekend's debut Legends of Motorsports event at Sebring International Raceway. Fan Rush Nash was excited to meet with Rahal. "I've followed him since I was a kid. He is an amazing talent. Feels great to see him be back in Sebring. I wish we could keep him here," said Nash. Fans snapped plenty photos and posed on the Jaguars and other race cars throughout the morning leading up to the presBobby Rahal speeds into Circle By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comAVON PARK Three months remain until Avon Park gathers to help fight cancer at the March 13 Relay For Life. Now is the time to get motivated, organized and into action, says Vicky Nickerson, Awesome Brenda And the Team Extraordinaire captain, The 18-hour fundraiser takes place at Joe Franza Stadium, beginning at noon Saturday and ending at 6 a.m. Sunday. Teams set up booths and disseminate information about different forms of cancer. They also raise money by selling food items or services, and running free games for children and adults to enjoy. For example, one game at the APrelay is a giant Twister tarp. In this version of the game, the colored circles are made of catsup, mustard, relish and blue Jello. To imagine the fun for children, just remember they get hosed down afterwards. While special events happen throughout the night, at least one member of every team has to be walking on the track at all times during the 18 hours. Nickerson said a team may be a small group of friends or a large contingent from a business, organization or agency. "We need people who want to come out and have fun for a good cause," she said. But the relay itself is the culminating event of the fundraising effort. Already teams are having Fighting cancer one dollar at a time See FIRST, page 7A News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Spectators admire race cars parked along the Circle in downtown Sebring during Lunch with Legends. See RAHAL, page 7A

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By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comAVON PARK Those who like to celebrate the season will be treated to a concert at 6 p.m. on Monday when the Avon Park Chamber of Commerce celebrates its annual Christmas on Main Street. Chamber Executive Director David Greenslade said the event is designed to support the schools and local groups. "We encourage everyone to come out and see the local talent. It has become another Avon Park tradition," Greenslade said. "This gives us a chance to support the youth in our community and encourage them in their talents. It is always a great event. The music is put on by the bands and the chorus from several different schools. It's entertaining, and loads of fun," Greenslade said. The event will be held in front of the Jacaranda Hotel, and features a plethora of musical entertainment. But bring your lawn chair because there will be no bleacher seating this year, according to Greenslade. The Chamber will be selling food and drinks, including cocoa, and all proceeds go to the scholarship fund. Greenslade also said that local emcee favorite David Flowers will handle the introductions again this year. "He is always fun to watch. His hard work is one of the reason's this event has been successful," Greenslade said. Page 2ANews-SunFriday, December 3, 2010www.newssun.com Published every Sunday, Wednesday & Friday at 2227 U.S. 27 South € Sebring, Florida 33870 A Harbor Point Media Company OFFICE: 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL 33870 OFFICE HOURS: 8 a.m.-5 p.m, Monday-Friday PHONE: 863-385-6155 MAIN FAX NUMBER: 863-385-1954 NEWSROOM FAX NUMBER: 863-385-2453 POSTMASTER: Send address change to: News-Sun, 2227 U.S. 27 S., Sebring, FL 33870 USPS … ISSN 0163-3988 Periodical postage paid at Sebring, FL and additional entry office(s)CIRCULATION SUNDAY, WEDNESDAY AND FRIDAY EDITIONS: If you do not receive your home delivered newspaper by 6 a.m., please phone the circulation department before 10 a.m. on Wednesday and Friday publication days, and before 11 a.m. on Sunday publication days and a replacement copy will be delivered to you. Subscribers who notify us after the times mentioned will receive credit to their account. 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If anyone listed here is acquitted or has charges dropped, they can bring in proof of such decision or mail a copy to the paper and the News-Sun will be happy to report that information. The News-Sun is at 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL 33870. The following people were booked into the Highlands County Jail on Wednesday, Dec. 1: David Allen Curry, 20, of Lake Placid, was charged with grand theft. Brandon Scott Fowler, 25, of Huntsville, Ala., was charged with resisting an officer and failure to appear reference trespass after warning. Steven Milo Griffin, 20, of Lake Placid, was charged with purchase of marijuana. Kenneth Wayne Guffey, 47, of Winter Haven, was charged with withholding support of children or spouse. Dan Myers, 60, of Avon Park, was charged with two counts of failure to appear reference knowingly driving with license suspended, and attach tag not assigned. Hannah Delia QuiggleSalgado, 31, of Sebring, was charged with two counts of violation of conditional release reference battery by strangulation and child abuse. Alan Martin Ramos Mendoza, 21, of Lake Placid, was charged with possession of cocaine and possession and or use of drug equipment. Scott Wayne Turner, 51, of Clearwater, was arrested on an out-of-county warrant reference DUI and driving with license suspended or revoked. Michael Wallace Wheeler, 46, of Sebring, was charged with disturbing the peace and aggravated assault with a weapon. Jack Menard White, 39, of Bowling Green, was charged with violation of probation reference DUI. Kierra Lashedra Williams, 20, of Lake Placid, was charged with petit theft. The following people were booked into the Highlands County Jail on Tuesday, Nov. 30: Nelson Steve Adams, 54, of Sebring, was charged with possession of a harmful new legend drug without a prescription, possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, and possession and or use of drug equipment. Matthew Thomas Blankenship, 19, of Lake Placid, was charged with fraud-impersonation, petit theft, forgery, and fraud-illegal use of credit cards. Mary Kathryn Chiu, 55, of Sebring, was charged with violation of probation reference battery upon person 65 or older. Rodney Paul Christle, 62, of Starke, was charged with violation of probation reference DUI. Alfredo Alejandro Diaz, 44, of Miami, was charged with violation of a municipal ordinance. Ramon Feblez, 29, of Tampa, was charged with possession and or use of drug equipment, and possession of marijuana. Iloi Sejour Francois, 79, of Sebring, registered as a sex offender. Angel Luis Caraballo Gonazalez, 23, of Sebring, was charged with possession and or use of drug equipment and possession of marijuana. Brittany Nicole Howard, 23, of Arcadia, was charged with violation of probation Continued on page 6A POLICEBLOTTER Courtesy photo Judy Johnson, Walker Memorial Academy humanities teacher, and Principal William E. Farmer, welcome Hans von Walter back from the state geography bee in 1004. von Walter was recently a Jeopardy!' collegiate tournament finalist (inset), representing Southern Adventist University near in Collegedale, Tenn. He attended 11 years at Walker Memorial Academy in Avon Park. Special to the News-SunAVON PARK Hans von Walter, spent 11 years as a Avon Park Walker Memorial Academy student. At the young age of 7, he decided he wanted to eventually be a contestant on the television quiz show "Jeopardy!," hosted by Alex Trebek. Recently the dream of a young child was fulfilled. Now, as a young man, he recently competed as a collegiate finalist and winning $25,000 at the "Jeopardy!" tournament representing his school, Southern Adventist University, located near Chattanooga in Collegedale, Tenn. His goal never was a secret at the Walker campus. His classmates and faculty openly encouraged and supported his ambition. "His enthusiasm was an inspiration to all. Everyone cheered for him," says Principal William E. Farmer. von Walter has a history of competing in academic contests. As an eighth-grade student at Walker Memorial Academy, he beat all competitors and became the 2004 Geography Bee Florida state champion sponsored by National Geographic. Trebek also was the host of the National Geography Bee when von Walter represented Florida in Washington D.C. At the Jeopardy finals they were able to get reacquainted. In addition to his geography bee experience, he has led SAU academic teams in annual college bowl competitions. Judy Johnson, humanities teacher at Walker Memorial Academy, became his mentor as he prepared for his 2004 state geography contest. "Hans was a very inquisitive student; it seemed like everything about the world fascinated him," she said. "He spent endless hours learning about the world through studying various books in my classroom, practicing for the geography bee, talking incessantly about his dream to compete in the real'Jeopardy!, and focusing so intently on learning trivia. When he won the school geography bees and the state-level bee, I knew he was destined for great things." As a biochemistry major at SAU, von Walter plans a career in medicine. Jeopardy!' appearance was dream come true for AP student Grimsley Albritton Alexander Special to the News-SunSEBRING The Highlands County Legislative Delegation will meet from 9:30-11:30 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 17, in the County Commission chambers at 600 S. Commerce Ave. The delegation includes Sen. J.D. Alexander, Representative Denise Grimsley and Representative Ben Albritton. All proposals for local bills are expected to be presented at the hearing. The bill must be drafted in bill form and accompanied by a resolution from the local government supporting the proposed legislation, if possible. Unless there is an emergency, the delegation will consider for introduction only those bills which have been presented at the hearing. Individuals wishing to enter formal testimony on specific local bills are encouraged to attend. If the local legislative delegation agrees to support the issue and introduce a local bill, a legal advertisement of the proposed bill must be placed in a newspaper of general circulation at least 30 days pri or to introduction in t he House or Senate unless t he bill contains a referendu m provision. The local enti ty requesting the proposed b ill will be responsible f or placing the legal advertis ement in the newspaper. Members of the publ ic will have an opportunity to address the delegatio n about issues not related to local bills upon completio n of the agenda. The agenda for the hea ring will be set at noon o n Dec. 10. If you are makin g a presentation, please pr ovide six copies of your do cumentation to Se n. Alexander's Sebring offi ce (2925 Kenilworth Blv d. Sebring, FL33870) no lat er than then. In light of t he fiscal challenges facing t he state, the Senate Preside nt and House Speaker ha ve made the decision not to open the Communi ty Budget Issue Reque st System (CBIRS) again th is year. If you have any questio ns or would like to be plac ed on the agenda, please co ntact Sen. Alexander's offi ce at 386-6016. Legislative Delegation meeting Dec. 17 at commission chambers Lake Clay boat ramp closed for repairs LAKE PLACID The Lake Clay boat ramp (east Side 1650 Lake Clay Drive) will be closed for repair and maintenance from Dec. 6-Jan. 6. The Highlands County Parks and Recreation Department plans to reopen it Friday, Jan. 7. For further information on boat ramp closings, contact the Highlands County Parks and Recreation Department at 402-6812.Boil Water Notice rescindedSEBRING Due to a water line break on No v. 24, the Sun 'N La ke Improvement Distri ct Utility Division turned o ff the water in the area. Subsequent water anal ysis has indicated that n o harmful effects h ad occurred due to the wat er line break and the resultin g service interruption. T he previous Boil Water Noti ce has been rescinded. Avon Park's Christmas on Main Street concerts set for Monday Snapshots Special to the News-Sun LAKE PLACID Parking restrictions for the Christmas parade will be in effect from 4-9 p.m. There will be no parking after 4 p.m. on the north side of Interlake Boulevard from Brantley Properties (417 East Interlake Blvd.) to Main Avenue. Parking on the south side will be allowed wherever restrictive signs are not posted. There will be sufficient signage as required by law for enforcement. Businesses will not be allowed to restrict parking during the day by roping off areas. "No Parking" signs may be obtained from the police department which will restrict parking after 4 p.m. These signs must be posted at 7 a.m. on parade date and will be enforced by police. Simply put, all parking signs should be obeyed. After 4 p.m., vehicles will be towed and ticketed. Further information can be found on the police department website, www.lppd.com. Parking restrictions in place for LP parade NEWS-SUN

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h e was tested right after the a ccident, and he was allegedl y driving the 22-foot boat t hat struck a channel marker. According to Steed, C arlson served on the C FRPC board since 1999, w hen he was a Sebring city c ouncilman, and his direction h as been a large part of the c urrent vision for central F lorida. "He was involved closely i n and supported the H eartland 2060 plan. He was a n excellent member of the c ouncil. He was supportive a nd added a lot to the p rocess," Steed said. The Heartland 2060 plan is a cooperative work which i ncludes the six predominantl y rural counties of DeSoto, G lades, Hardee, Hendry, H ighlands and Okeechobee, which are all trying to achieve a regional plan for sustainable development. "He was excellent to work with. During his last four years as chairman he has been very involved and always ready to help with anything staff needed," Steed said. But Steed said the largest impact may come from the role Carlson played as a leader for Highlands County. "He was always looking for benefits to Highlands County. It was a true partnership from his point of view. Both entities could share in the data and the information to their mutual benefit," Steed added. "He was a very positive person. He always had an encouraging word, and was very supportive of the work of staff. He always had a smile, even at the end of those long meetings," Steed said. The CFRPC is made up of elected officials from around the region, and Steed said that Pat Huff, a councilman and vice-mayor from Bartow, would fill the chairman position until board elections in January. The work would continue, Steed said, but Carlson's hard work would definitely be missed. "He made several wonderful contributions. Jeff worked hard to be involved, and often had a positive word," Steed said. According to public records from the Indian River County Clerk's office, Carlson has hired Winter Park attorney Kirk Connell to represent him, and has entered a written plea of not guilty. His next court appearance is now scheduled for a Jan. 6 docket call in front of Judge Robert Pegg, according to the clerk's office. Special to the News-SunAVON PARK Two indiv iduals who are hearing i mpaired at Ridge Area Arc a re receiving special services t o help them communicate. Tim Dowdy of Sebring and J im Kentfield of Avon Park a re learning sign language f rom volunteers with supp ortdeaf.org, an informal netw ork of volunteers who have p ersonal connections in the d eaf community and love and s upport deaf. Naturally, some of them a re more skilled in sign lang uage than others. Many h earing people support deaf w ith a minimal sign language v ocabulary. Lou Hathcock and V eridian Pau are the volunt eers who have been coming t o the main campus at Arc to w ork with the two consumers a t no charge. They are at Arc o nce a week on Wednesday. T hey work with each person o ne-on-one for about 15 minu tes. They teach basic sign lang uage and provide various DVDs for the deaf and hearing impaired. The organization distributes DVDs produced entirely in sign language. They search the surrounding communities to meet all deaf in the area and offer them DVDs at no cost. The DVDs present helpful information on family issues, life issues, and there is a fine selection of story DVDs for deaf children that model family values. Kentfield, receives services in the intensive program at Arc. Dowdy participates on the workfloor and works with the lawn maintenance crew. They both have learning disabilities. "The DVDs help families to learn about sign language if they want to learn," Pau said. He explained that many times it is just the deaf person who wants to learn. Caregivers who don't take time to learn the language limit the deaf person's ability to communicate. Supportdeaf.org volunteers also work with employers who are wanting to learn how to communicate to employees who are deaf. Hathcock's wife, Linda, is deaf and they both work together in doing home visits with deaf people. To learn more information about this volunteer organization go to its Web site supportdeaf.org or call Hatchcock at 453-2503 or Pau at 241-9862. www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, December 3, 2010Page 3A Continued from page 1A Courtesy photo Jim Kentfield (from left), of Avon Park, watches a DVD done completely in sign language provided by supportdeaf.org volunteers Lou Hathcock and Veridian Pau. Volunteers break the silence of communicating with the deaf Carlson made wonderful contributions' to CFRPC He was always looking for benefits to Highlands County. It was a true partnership from his point of view.'PATSTEED executive director of CFRPC s paringly and only where a l andowner is prohibited from d oing something that other o wners in the same district c an do because of some pecul iar condition or circums tance that was not created b y the owner. "Accordingly, I do not b elieve it is defensible to prov ide for variances where no u nnecessary hardship is s hown." The council will discuss S waine's conclusions and r ecommendations at its next r egular meeting Tuesday n ight. Saying he was anticip ating the council's aversion t o anchor chain fences, one o f Swaine's proposals is to b an them in front yards. The issue arose in a practic al way Nov. 16, when city s taff said Alan Wildstein, the o wner of the Alan Jay A utomotive Network, wanted a variance to install a 42-inch m asonry wall mounted with w rought iron in front of his n ew home on Lakeview D rive. Despite being opposed to t all walls or solid fences a long front property lines f or example, council member M argie Rhoades said "I don't w ant Sebring ending up looki ng like Miami" council members were inclined to support Wildstein, saying his property was over two acres in size and needed a larger fence to balance its scale. They also approved of the wrought iron addition that allows the police sight lines into the property for safety reasons. Gingerlee Mitchelllindo, who is conducting a lawsuit against the city regarding zoning issues with the wall she built on her property, was at the meeting. Aside from her fight with the city over setbacks and sight lines regarding her wall, Mitchelllindo is most upset because in her view the city discriminates against her someone who has little money and favors people like Wildstein who have plenty of money. She told the council that Wildstein's proposed wall is similar to her existing one, except his will have decorative wrought iron where she has anchor chain fencing. Mitchelllindo feels the council is elitist and going too far. "People have the right to choose what they want or can afford," she said to the council. "I don't want some people saying, You can't do this because I don't like it.'" Continued from page 1A Fence regulations on Sebring council slate Associated PressNEWYORK Generous discounts lur ed American to stores f or holiday gifts in November, providin g cheer and robust sal es gains for retailers. Th at raises hopes, alread y buoyed by reports of crowded malls over t he crucial Thanksgivin g weekend, for a stron g holiday shopping seaso n. As retailers report the ir monthly resul ts Thursday, it showed th at many different types of shoppers were in t he mood to buy, from t he affluent to teens. Stor es reporting gains th at topped Wall Street expe ctations included Cost co Wholesale Corp., Targ et Corp., the owner of Victoria's Secret and te en retailer Abercrombie & Fitch. That underscores th at many people were n ot only buying gifts for ot hers but throwing in item s for themselves, includin g high-priced push-up br as and shoes. That's a big differen ce from the last tw o Christmases when sho ppers were focusing o n practical items like coff ee pots and socks for othe rs and buying little f or themselves. The results are bas ed on revenue at stor es opened at least a year an d are considered a key ind icator of a retailer 's health. "Overall, discretiona ry spending looks to be making a comeback ," said Ken Perkins, pres ident of RetailMetrics, a research firm. Shoppers came out to spend in November Classified Ads € 385-6155 NEWS-SUN

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E very year about this time, three c ommunities in H ighlands County p ut on a Christmas p arade with all the l ights, bells and w histles you can i magine, and we t hink they are the b est thing to really p ut people in the s pirit.The parades serve as somet hing more than just flashing l ights and fake snow. They s erve as a community gatheri ng to hear stories, something t hat reaches back to our most p rimal of feelings, there g athered in the dark. For that small slice of time e ach year, an hour or so, we g ather for no other reason t han to enjoy a break from t he hustle of everyday life. To socialize, to talk to n eighbors, friends and family w ithout an agenda other than t o see the parade. To see all t he small stories unfold, and w itness something that will n ever happen exactly the s ame again. Not all the displays are p erfect or completely fini shed, but that doesn't matter. T heir own imperfections tell t heir own story. Each float is prepared just t o be viewed for that brief h our or so, and then disass embled to be seen no more. Each band prepares throughout the year for their one performance, every dance troop includes this on their schedule, and businesses, clubs, and organizations all gather regardless of competition, rivalry, religion or politics to tell those stories. For the briefest of hours, these parades serve to tear the veil between what is and what could be in the world, and they serve as some of the best forms of entertainment in town. With light display and ingenuity at their peak, the floats roll by those that stand along Main Street, or the Circle wanting to see the stories. The crowds begin to arrive, sometimes hours before. There are some who put out their lawn chairs days before, just to see each small story and each story has meaning and hope and faith. The whole gambit of happy emotions. Mothers, dads, aunts, uncles, all stand by and watch as their own family member marches or rides by, waving, playing, or dancing; story telling. Every face, for that hour or so, will have a smile. One of childish joy, with no expectations and for no other reason than viewing those brief stories rolling by. On the way home, those simplest of joys will fade as chores, work, or family drama invades, but for that moment, it was there. It is the absolute best in reality entertainment, and each one is free. We would like to thank all of those who prepare and present the parades for us to view. For that moment of simple joy. As fellows in the craft of story telling, we are grateful for your hard work, your sweat, those smiles, that moment. Page 4ANews-SunFriday, December 3, 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 Each float is a story Remember Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7Editor: Today we honor and salute all of t he many American veterans, who t hroughout our history, have u nselfishly placed their lives on the l ine for our freedom. This Dec. 7 w as the sneak attack that caused t he United States to enter into W orld War II. We are a forgiving n ation, sometimes too forgiving, b ut let us hope and pray that we do n ot enter into another war like that o ne again. Our fight for freedom h as come at a great price and today o ur freedom is not free. Our veterans are great people, b oth men and women, who have f ought and died to defend our c ountry's freedom and they are still f ighting today. These are our f riends, neighbors, fathers, mothe rs, sons and daughters. There are t housands in our cemeteries and m any on foreign soil, casualties of w ar. Some returned as strangers w ith broken bodies and spirits n ever again to return to the good l ife left behind. We must never forg et the MIA's and POW's yet unacc ounted for. Let us take time today and every d ay to remember the sacrifices of a ll the men and women who have g iven their lives for the war being f ought today. May the Almighty C reator of us all bless and protect t hem in their endeavors. R emember, without our veterans a nd active military, life would be quite different. We owe them our freedom. Let us cherish it while we can. May we all join in our grief over friends lost and in our sympathy for the military families who have suffered. May we also join in our joy for living in the greatest nation on the face of this earth. May the Almighty Creator of us all bless the veterans and active duty military May God bless and protect the United States of America. PS. I have a friend, Ellen Weaver, who will be 101 years young on Dec. 7. Wishing you a Happy Birthday with love. Suzanne Krueger Lake PlacidWhat kind of person is President Obama? Editor: Obama's comments on the BPoil spill have been, "I'm not responsible and I'm not in charge." Then he said, "I'm in charge, but I'm not responsible." His last statement to a room full of press on May 27 was "I'm in charge and I'm responsible." Obama has blocked the American people from seeing his college transcripts and his certificate of live birth. He professes to be a Christian, but yet allows federal monies to provide abortions, declared the whole month of June as gay pride month, but does not defend one day for national prayer in the nation, demands that Israel divide their land, and he is on the record stating that he believes that there are many paths to God. John 14v6, Jesus said to him, "I am the way, and the truth, and the life; No one comes to the Father but through me." Democrats have always use the mantra of, Republicans only protect big business." Well, who has bailed out every big business from the East Coast to the West Coast of America and still hasn't turned off the Federal Reserve printing presses? As of this writing America is in debt to China $728 billion, Japan $626B, United Kingdom $158B, Brazil $130B, Russia $117B, Luxemburg $98B, Hong Kong $ 98B and Taiwan $98B. Each American owes to this U.S. National Debt, as of this writing, $44,500. Proverbs 22v7 "the rich rules over the poor, and the borrower is the servant (slave) to the lender." The New York Times and others broke the news today, based on leaked government documents made public by WikiLeaks, that North Korea has already sold advanced missile technology to Iran, enabling that country to launch long-distance nuclear missiles to targets as far away as Europe. Consider two things: first, the missiles sold by North Korea to Iran were based on Russiandesigned R-27 rockets which were clearly supplied by Russia and converted by the Korean dictatorship into its more deadly BM-25 missiles, which were then delivered to Iran. Second, Russia has already sold deadly, weapons and nuclear material business separately with both Iran and North Korea. Even more intriguing is the fact that Russia is on both of the international negotiating teams (along with the USA) that are supposed to broker weapons agreements and peace' deals with Iran and North Korea. Russia is in a perfect place to play all sides'in this deadly game. Meanwhile Obama is ignoring this threat by Russia, urging the Senate to ratify the STARTnuke treaty with that troublesome nation. In a press conference today, Obama is spreading false information in an attempt to quickly seal the deal with Russia, namely: (1) that the STARTtreaty does not impede American anti-missile defense (this is not true, Article 5 of the treaty does limit U.S. ability to create anti-missile shields); (2) that no person of defense expertise or pedigree'is opposed to the treaty (this is not true there is a long list of defense experts who are in fact opposed to the treaty). President Obama is a fool by leading America to down-grade our defenses against our enemies. This all has prophetic implications. When we realize that America appears to be a non-entity in the prophecies of the Bible, one can only wonder if the reason has something to do with our lack of resolve in two areas: a foolish fai lure to guard our nation, and most important of all, an even more foolish failure to seek God's protection. "Unless the Lord guards the city, the watchman keeps awake in vain. Psalm 127:1. Wendy Griff in Sebrin g A happy day at Southern LifestyleEditor: Don't you think it's about time we heard some "happy news"? Well, I do. I hope you all had a "Happy Thanksgiving." We at Southern Lifestyle AFLsure did. Aweek before this "special hol iday" all of the busy staff was working hard decorating and preparing for us. What a celebration it turned out to be. Robin Norton, our head chef and his staf f, did an outstanding job cooking turkey, ham, salmon, pies, and cakes. You name it, we had it. Chuck Oakes (the owner) greet ed all arrivals and made sure all were being taken care of for lunch Before we ate he gave a beautiful blessing for us, our food, and our country. After this wonderful day of attention, food, service and lov e, we all went to the front lobby and were treated to the "soothing pian o playing" of Ann Rita Crews. On behalf of all here, thank you for a "blessed day." Gerrie Match us Lake Plac id Bouquet If we had a president in the White House who understood that we are at war with a crazed faction of Islam, and was willing to act on that belief, there would be no question about how we should deal with people who give aid and comfort to the enemy they'd be tried for treason and when found guilty stood up before a firing squad. Julian Assange and his fellow conspirator Pvt. Bradley Manning allegedly betrayed the United States, gave aid and comfort to the terrorists who seek to destroy the United States, and if found guilty they deserve nothing less than death sentences for their unspeakable crimes. Their pitifully lame excuse that they were merely trying to provide information to the American people that was being improperly withheld from them by the government is on a par with Benedict Arnold's claim that he was merely trying to inform the British on information the American people believed they deserved to have. On the contrary, the public does not have the right to know everything some information needs to be kept secret if the public's safety is to be assured. Consumers do not need to know the gory details of how sausage is made, nor do the people need to be made aware of all of the details of what is being done to protect them. Nobody ever demanded that those scientists engaged in building the atomic bomb that ended the war with Japan should do their work openly and share their secrets with the public, and nobody has the right to decide which secrets the public has a need to know. The release of these socalled WikiLeaks documents has put the American people at risk, as Secretary of State Clinton has said, and the two culprits deserve to be made to pay the price for their treasonous actions. Pvt. Bradley Manning, the soldier who is alleged to have illegally obtained the documents, is already behind bars where, if justice is to be served, he will remain for the rest of his life. Assange's punishment is yet to be determined, but it should be equally as harsh, if indeed he escapes the hangman's noose, although he should not. According to news reports, the Feds are attempting to learn whether Assange violated any criminal laws, most notably those covered under the Espionage Act. Both the Justice (DOJ) and Defense Departments say they are conducting "an active ongoing criminal investigation" of the entire matter, but there is no question of the serious nature of the crimes committed by Assange and Manning by their despicable actions they have plunged a dagger into the hearts of the American people. Moreover, the FBI is currently looking into the activities of all those who had come into possession of the subject documents, especially those who provided secret information to Assange's WikiLeaks organization. If they are found to be culpable they should be harshly punished. There are problems involved in prosecuting the two men. Legal experts warn that prosecuting those charged with illegally leaking classified documents is difficult for a number of reasons, not the least being persuading foreign governments to hand Assange who lives abroad over to U.S. prosecutors. It should be kept in mind that Assange and Manning are not the only entities wh o have put the American people at risk. Those in the media who couldn't wait to publish the information given them by the pair are equally guilty of endangering the American people. Indeed, it has been repor ted that DOJ is warning that media organizations could well be subject to prosecution, although that is said n ot to be in the cards because Justice fears possible violations of the First Amendment, and is fully aware that it has never pros ecuted such a matter. According to Kenneth Wainstein, former assistant attorney general in the national security division, "Whenever you're talking about a media organization the department is going to look very closely to ensure that any prosecution doesn' t undermine the valid First Amendment functioning of the press." Jeffrey H. Smith, a forme r CIAgeneral counsel, noted that Assange is the DOJ's target. "I'm confident that the Justice Department is figuring out how to prosecute him," Smith told reporters. They need to go further than that. They need to be figuring out how to hang him. Michael Reagan is the son of President Ronald Reagan and a political consultant. He is the founder and chairman of The Reagan Group and president of The Reagan Legacy Foundation. Look for Mike's books and other information at Reagan.com. Email comments to Reagan@caglecartoons.com. Call it what it is: treason Making Sense Michael Reagan

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www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, December 3, 2010Page 5A Promise Acres offers three-day campHave to work, shop, or j ust get everything wrapped? A t this three-day camp kids w ill get to learn about horse s, ride horses, play outdoor g ames, and do a Christmas c raft. Early drop off and late p ick up available. The child must bring a s ack lunch; Promise Acres w ill provide snacks and bott led water. The fee is $50 per c hild per day. Camp is availa ble Dec. 20-22. R eservations required (limite d space available). E-mail p romiseacres@embarqmail.c o m or call 453-0731 for m ore information. All proceeds benefit P romise Acres Equine R escue. Second Blessings garage sale is SaturdayAVON PARK First U nited Methodist Church of A von Park's Second B lessings garage sale is from 8 :30-11:30 a.m. Saturday at 2 00 S. Lake Ave. Ridge Area Arc Elves offer gift wrappingSEBRING The Ridge A rea Arc Elves Gift W rapping Workshop is open f or business at Lakeshore M all. Individuals with disabilit ies and staff will be volunt eering to wrap gifts for the h olidays from 10 a.m. to 1 :30 p.m. Monday-Friday, t hrough Dec. 23. The booth w ill be in Center Court. T here will be a variety of h oliday paper, bows, bags a nd tags to choose. Packages, whether purc hased in the mall or somew here else, can be wrapped f or a donation to Arc. Arc is a non-profit agency in H ighlands County that offers s ervices for people with disa bilities to teach them to be a s independent as possible. R idge Area Arc assists peop le in Highlands, Hardee and s outhern Polk counties. For more details, call 4521 295, ext. 124. Square Dance at ButtonwoodSEBRING There will b e a square dance from 7:309 :30 p.m. today at B uttonwood Bay. Sam Dunn w ill be the caller. All levels of square danci ng will be called. Any questions, call Roger M cElfresh 6554243. Events planned at lodges, postsAVON PARK The Combat Veterans M emorial VFWPost 9853 w ill host music by Joe and J ackie from 5-8 p.m. today. A memorial service for the l ate Carol Grove Harrell will b e held at 3 p.m. Saturday. Karaoke by Bildi will be from 5-8 p.m. Schedules subject to change; call for details. For more information, call 452-9853. The Highlands County Moose Lodge will host karaoke by Naomi today. The Avon Park Police Poker Run is set for Saturday. For more information, call 4520579. LAKE PLACID The Veterans of Foreign Wars 3880 will host Texas Hold-em at 2 p.m. today. The Ladies Auxiliary bingo is set for 2 p.m. Saturday. The Pearl Harbor ceremony is from 5:30-7 p.m. Music with Country Cajun. For more information, call 6995444.Dance Club features The SkylarksSEBRING The Highlands Social Dance Club hosts ballroom dancing from 7-9:30 p.m. today at Sebring Parkway (formerly Lion's Clubhouse). Dance the night away to waltzes, cha-chas, foxtrots, rumbas, jitterbug and other ballroom favorites to the Big Band Sound of The Skylarks. All club dances are open to the public. Appropriate dress required. Admission is $5 for members and $7 for non-members. The snack bar opens at 6 p.m., serving sandwiches, hamburgers, pies and pastries, ice cream, snacks, coffee and a variety of soft drinks. For more information, call 471-0559.ABATE of Florida plans annual toy runSEBRING ABATE of Florida Inc. Inerstate Chapter's 25th Annual Toy Run is Saturday. Line up begins at 11 a.m. at the Blue Crab Restaurant, 825 N. Ridgewood Drive, leaving promptly at 1 p.m. under police escort ending at Elks, 2618 Kenilworth Blvd. Cost is $10. Donate an unwrapped toy. There will be a 50/50 auction and complete turkey dinner. The event ends at 9 p.m. Proceeds to benefit local children in need. For more information, call 381-5986 or 381-8490. Membership and safety information available. Donations to ABATE are not tax-deductible. ABATE does not condone drinking and driving.Caladium Co-op helps children shopLAKE PLACID Children 12 years old and under can shop for family and friends at the Caladium Arts and Crafts Cooperative from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Gift prices start at 50 cents and go up to $5. There will be "elves" to help the children shop while parents and guardians browse the store. Gift wrapping is free, not only for the children but also for adult shoppers. The Caladium Co-op is at 132 E. Interlake Blvd. Call 699-5940 or visit the Website at www.caladiumarts.org for further information.Avon Park FFA Alumni have barbecueAVON PARK Support the local FFAchapters when the Avon Park FFAAlumni has its annual barbecue for $5, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the AG Barns, 1100 E. Winthrop St. The menu includes pulled pork sandwich, coleslaw and baked beans. Five or more orders to one address can be delivered. Call 368-1794 if you have any questions. Social Singles plan dance on Saturday SEBRING The Highlands County Social Singles are sponsoring monthly dances at The Sebring Woman's Club on Lakeview Drive. The Skylarks will play at 7 p.m. Saturday.Reflections plans big craft boutiqueAVON PARK Reflections on Silver Lake is holding its annual craft boutique from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. If interested in becoming an exhibitor, call Bernice Huskey at 452-5215. The cost is $10 per exhibitor. Local author signs new bookSEBRING Linda Bailey, author of "Jesus My Son, Mary's Journal of Jesus' Early Life," will be having a book signing from 4-7 p.m. today, just before the Sebring Christmas parade, at Linda's Books, 203 North Ridgewood Drive, and from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at SpringLake United Methodist Church, off U.S. 98.American Legion Auxiliary begins Girl's State searchAVON PARK The women's auxiliary of American Legion Unit 69 is starting its annual search for candidates to attend Girl's State in Tallahassee from July 8-16. The committee for Girl's State will be contacting junior high girl student guidance counselors in early December for their help in finding candidates. Two delegates and two attendees will be selected in February for this year's exercise in Florida governmental policies and procedures. Herbert AllanHerbert A. "George" Allan, 77, of Avon Park died Nov. 24, 2010. Born in Clarendon, Jamaica he moved to Avon Park in 1965. He was an automobile mechanic. He is survived by his son, Mikey; brother, Roxy; sister, Evelyn; and several grandchildren. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to noon today at Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home, Avon Park. Afuneral service will begin at noon at Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home with Rev. Mike Adams officiating. Burial will follow in Bougainvillea Cemetery. Condolences may be expressed at stephensonnelsonfh.com John Kelting Sr.John P. Kelting Sr., 66, of Kissimmee River Estates, died Nov. 26, 2010. Born in Riverside, Calif., he moved to the area in 2007. He served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict and was of the Christian faith. He was a carpenter. He is survived by his loving children, Jennifer L. Kelting and John P. Kelting Jr.; two sisters and two brothers. Aservice celebrating John's life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at The Ministry Center, Lake Placid, with Pastor Walter J. Cobb celebrating. Military Honors will follow presented by the VFWPost 4300 Honor Guard. Arrangements entrusted to Scott Funeral Home, Lake Placid.Luise KleinLuise Emilie Hartwig Klein, 98, of Sebring died Nov. 26, 2010. Born in Berlin, Germany she moved to Sebring in 1988. She is survived by a daughter, Johanna U. Libero; son, Bernhard Klein; seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Avisitation will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home, Sebring, with a service celebrating her life to follow at 2 p.m.Eileen SchweitzerEileen Schweitzer, 77, of Lake Placid died Nov. 23, 2010. Born in St. Helens, Mereseyside, England she came to Lake Placid in 1977. She was a payroll clerk and attended St. James Catholic Church. She is survived by children, Tina Terry, Tony Schweitzer, Tammy Fowler, Tracy Schweitzer and Todd Schweitzer; and several grandchildren and greatgrandchildren. Arrangements entrusted to Chandler Funeral Home, Lake Placid.Wilma CampbellShoemakerWilma L. CampbellShoemaker, 87, of Sebring died Nov. 30, 2010. She moved to Sebring in 1987. She retired from American Express, and was a member of Church of God. She is survived by h er husband, Harold G Shoemaker; son, Rand y Campbell; step-sons, Do n and Clifton Shoemake r; brothers, Charles L. Dav is and William E. David; si sters, Nellie Mae Atkin s, Ruby Skelton, Mildr ed Stedman, and Betty Brook s; 10 grandchildren and fo ur great-grandchildren. Visitation will be from 24 p.m. Sunday with the ser vice at 4 p.m. at Morr is Funeral Chapel, Sebrin g. Burial will be Monday at Fort Lauderdale Memori al Park. In lieu of flower s, contributions may be ma de to Hope Hopice, 4840 Su n 'N Lakes Blvd., Sebring, F L 33872. Condolences may be expressed at www.morrisf uneralchapel.com .Balinda TuriBalinda Helen Turi, 46, of Sebring died Nov. 27, 201 0. Born in East Chicago, Ind ., she had been a resident of Sebring since 1992. She w as a medical billing secretar y, and a member of Gra ce Bible Church. She is survived by h er husband, Jose; son, Dani el P. Long; father, Hect or Melendez; sister, Sal ly Delgado; brothers, Joh n Melendez and Hect or Domingo Melendez. Amemorial service w ill take place at 1 p.m. today at Grace Bible Churc h, Sebring, with the Re v. Andrew Katsanis officia ting. Arrangements ha ve been entrusted to Stephenson-Nelson Funer al Home, Sebring. This Christmas, give the gift that keeps on giving with a subscription to the News-Sun. SUBSCRIBE TODAY! 863-385-6155 www.newssun.com COMMUNITYBRIEFS OBITUARIES Courtesy photo T he Knights of Columbus Council 14717 from Our Lady of Grace, 595 E. Main St. in Avon Park, will have its Sunday Breakfast and Brunch from 8 a.m. to noon Sunday. Cost is $5. Call 471-2134 for details. By DINACAPPIELLO Associated PressWASHINGTON The co-chair of a presi dential panel investigating the worst offshore o il spill in U.S. history says the disaster cann ot be blamed solely on BP. William K. Reilly, the former head of the E PAunder President George H.W. Bush, p ointed to three companies: well operator BP P LC, rig owner Transocean Ltd., and cement c ontractor Halliburton Co. He says all three made questionable decisions that contributed to the blowout. Reilly says the perception that the well blowout was the result of one company's choices does not stand. He says the panel has conclusively established that there are larger problems with offshore drilling safety. Reilly's remarks Thursday came at the start of two days of deliberations, the last public forum for the panel before it issues its report in January. Panel co-chair: BP alone did not cause Gulf spill

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he following people filed for divorce during the month of October, 2010: Rebecca Jayne Hillman, petitioner and David Michael Hillman, Oct. 4, 2010. Melissa Brianne Leonardo, petitioner and Robert Bruce Leonardo, Oct. 4, 2010. Natalia Rosa Terreros, petitioner and Ewan Graham Kasprowicz, Oct. 5, 2010. William O. McKinney Jr., petitioner and Sandra Jean McKinney, Oct. 6, 2010. Lura F. Moitozo, petitioner and Gabriel J. Moitozo, Oct. 7, 2010. Wiley Dickerson, petitioner and Tammy Lee Dickerson, Oct. 11, 2010. Michael Kent Farmer, petitioner and Kimberly Elaine Farmer, Oct. 11, 2010. Tonya Nichole Ferguson, petitioner and Glen Trever White, Oct. 11, 2010. Josephine R. Grippo, petitioner and John D. Grippo, Oct. 11, 2010. Caroline S. Hanken, petitioner and Frederick W. Hanken, Oct. 12, 2010. David Curtis Long, petitioner and Patricia Long, Oct. 13, 2010. Christopher Mark Winslow, petitioner and Tiffany D. Winslow, Oct. 14, 2010. Pamela Renee Strickland, petitioner and Dale Alfred Strickland, Oct. 15, 2010. Hurby Gibbs Jr., petitioner and Loraine Gibbs, Oct. 20, 2010. Rosa Guerra, petitioner and Jorge L. Mattei, Oct. 20, 2010. Lisa Marie Baldwin, petitioner and Kevin B. Baldwin, Oct. 22, 2010. Paula M. Bowmaster, petitioner and Ricky A. Bowmaster, Oct. 22, 2010. Maria B. Ochoa, petitioner and Jorge Ochoa, Oct. 25, 2010. James Elijah McClelland, petitioner and Billie Jean McClelland, Oct. 26, 2010. Lisa A. Bevins, petitioner and Timothy V. Bevins, Oct. 27, 2010. Ryan Patrick Danzey, petitioner and Charissa Irene Danzey, Oct. 27, 2010. Connie Jo Fulton, petitioner and Donald Glenn Fulton, Oct. 29, 2010. Martha E. Huaman, petitioner and Javier A. Del Sol, Oct. 29, 2010. Barbara Jo Suter, petitioner and Gregory Eugene Rape, Oct. 29, 2010. The following people filed for divorce during the month of September, 2010: Kasandra L. Brakefield, petitioner and Loie M. Brakefield, Sept. 2, 2010. Danna Braswell, petitioner and Corey Braswell, Sept. 7, 2010. Carol Lynne Clarke, petitioner and Joseph Thomas Clarke, Sept. 7, 2010. Gilberto Alaniz Gonzalez Jr., petitioner and Latisha M. Gonzalez, Sept. 7, 2010. Amy Nicole Koornneef, petitioner and Jacob Edward Koornneef, Sept. 7, 2010. Donna Christel Little, petitioner and Charles Kenneth Little Jr., Sept. 7, 2010. William T. Sherrill Jr., petitioner and Sylvia D. Lunsford Sherrill, Sept. 7, 2010. Jamie A. Solis, petitioner and Michael L. Solis, Sept. 7, 2010. O'Brien N. Yarde, petitioner and Denise Yarde, Sept. 7, 2010. Stephanie Ann Harrison, petitioner and Samuel Taylor Harrison, Sept. 8, 2010. Mondra Lenard Hawkins, petitioner and Carolyn Hawkins, Sept. 13, 2010. William Joseph Manint Jr., petitioner and Chastini Drury Manint, Sept. 13, 2010. Robert O. Barnes, petitioner and Patti Allison, Sept. 15, 2010. Thomas A. Bungard, petitioner and Sandra A. Bungard, Sept. 15, 2010. Suzanne Comer-Downing, petitioner and Kenneth Downing, Sept. 15, 2010. Carlos E. Fuentes, petitioner and Mildred M. Fuentes, Sept. 15, 2010. Terri Dale Strickland, petitioner and Steve Jerry Strickland Jr., Sept. 15, 2010. Donald R. Works, petitioner and Shirley M. Works, Sept. 15, 2010. William A. Johnson, petitioner and Rejieli Sogobula Johnson, Sept. 16, 2010. Maria Delcarmen Tejon, petitioner and Tiofilo Sanchez, Sept. 16, 2010. Tracy Diaz, petitioner and Geraldo Diaz, Sept. 20, 2010. Heather Cobb, petitioner and James Cobb, Sept. 24, 2010. Charles C. High, petitioner and Cindy L. High, Sept. 24, 2010. Bethany Irvin, petitioner and Dennis Irvin, Sept. 24, 2010. Constance Rouse, petition-er and Tony Rouse, Sept. 24, 2010. Pamela Renee Strickland, petitioner and Dale Alfred Strickland, Sept. 24, 2010. Renee Vandiver, petitioner and Scotty Vandiver, Sept. 24, 2010. Ruth Ann Hoffman, petitioner and Ronald Eugene Hoffman, Sept. 28, 2010. Jennifer Lynn Vanwy, petitioner and Jerry Alan Vanwy, Sept. 28, 2010. Larry Michael Vezina, petitioner and Norma Jean Vezina, Sept. 28, 2010. Lynda Sue Addie, petitioner and Lawrence Eugene Addie, Sept. 30, 2010. Alan L. Garey, petitioner and Laurie A. Garey, Sept. 30, 2010. Judy Henson, petitioner and Wayne C. Henson, Sept. 30, 2010. Rafael J. Roman, petitioner and Kristin M. Roman, Sept. 30, 2010. Melissa Rowland, petitioner and Jody Rowland, Sept. 30, 2010. Andrea Stidham, petitioner and Lawrence Dean Stidham, Sept. 30, 2010. Amber West, petitioner and Jacob Daniel West, Sept. 30, 2010. The following people filed for divorce during the month of August, 2010: Eric K. Moore, petitioner and Johnna J. Moore, August 2, 2010. Tammy J. Leach, petitioner and Thomas S. Leach, August 4, 2010. Tamara Cruz, petitioner and Carlos Picon, August 6, 2010. Sandra Hogan, petitioner and Seth Keitel, August 6, 2010. Michael Wane Steward, petitioner and Cynthia Diane Potter-Stewart, August 6, 2010. Darla L. Vosen, petitioner and Jeffery D. Vosen, August 6, 2010. Paul Lefkowitz, petitioner and Theresa Lefkowitz, August 9, 2010. Tracy McKinney, petitioner and Marc Alan McKinney, August 9, 2010. Patricia L. Berquist, petitioner and Daniel M. Berquist, August 10, 2010. Jodi Lyn Haley, petitioner and Donald Paul Haley, August 10, 2010. Vanessa Strusz, petitioner and Joshua Strusz, August 10, 2010. Sophia D. Turner, petitioner and Jerome Turner, August 10, 2010. Elizabeth Ann Havlock, petitioner and Todd John Havlock, August 11, 2010. Leroy Small, petitioner and Tracy Small, August 11, 2010. Rebecca Alexandra Antley, petitioner and Jimmy Dale Antley, August 13, 2010. Patricia L. Willis, petitioner and Keith Willis, August 13, 2010. Christina Lessie Maura, petitioner and Eric Maura, August 18, 2010. Kristin A. Matthews, petitioner and James A. Matthews IV, August 23, 2010. Devyn D. Chapman, petitioner and Nicole A. Fallon, August 24, 2010. Janet Ganey, petitioner and Dan L. Ganey, August 24, 2010. Alice Mae Hovland, petitioner and Robert Joseph Hovland Sr., August 24, 2010. Christian O. Keagy, petitioner and Alice Miller Keagy, August 24, 2010. Joan Rochelle Kersey, petitioner and William Kersey, August 24, 2010. Shanna S. Kuen, petitioner and Joshua A. Kuen, August 24, 2010. Kerri L. Marshall, petitioner and Andrew D. Marshall, August 24, 2010. William Vazquez, petitioner and Katherine B. Vazquez, August 24, 2010. Janice T. Walker, petitioner and Stephen L. Walker, August 24, 2010. Christopher Dale Williams, petitioner and Heidi Susannah Treiber, August 24, 2010. Terra Marie Marese, petitioner and Shawn Philip Marese, August 25, 2010. Lazara Espinoza, petitioner and Rebeca Ford, August 26, 2010. Tonya Marie Peterson, petitioner and Donald Albert Chapman, August 26, 2010. Donna Green, petitioner and Shelton Green, August 27, 2010. Olga M. Vargas-Cosas, petitioner and Anibal Fraticelli Jimenez, August 30, 2010. James Hinkle, petitioner and Peggy Hinkle, August 31, 2010. The following people filed for divorce during the month of July, 2010: Edmund J. Fischer, petitioner and Charlene M. Fischer, July 1, 2010. Sook C. Kimbrel, petitionerand James B. Kimbrel, July 1, 2010. Loran L. Danielson, petitioner and Irene E. Danielson, July 7, 2010. Cosina Marie Hobbs, petitioner and Jarrod Marshall Hobbs, July 7, 2010. Felime R. Ricarte, petitioner and Eulogio Danilo Ricarte, July 7, 2010. Sharon J. Vincent, petitioner and Kenneth P. Vincent, July 7, 2010. Eva Harris, petitioner and Jeffrey Harris, July 15, 2010. Ana Margarita Cotes De De Luna, petitioner and Keart Rommel De Luna, July 19, 2010. Hector Manuel Arocho, petitioner and Maria Arocho, July 20, 2010. Neil Michael Gushee, petitioner and Charlotte R.S. Gushee, July 21, 2010. Deanna May Baucom, petitioner and Christopher Bryan Baucom, July 22, 2010. Catherine june Peterson, petitioner and John Albin Peterson, July 22, 2010. William A. Steele, petitioner and Frances Summers Steele, July 22, 2010. Joseph Edwin Pigman, petitioner and Dannica Rose Wohlford Pigman, July 23, 2010. Ronald Lee Bryant Jr., petitioner and Katherine Jean Yeager, July 26, 2010. Kimberly A. Couch, petitioner and Craig S. Couch, July 26, 2010. Karen Espinoza, petitioner and Juan Espinoza Jr., July 26, 2010. Jody G. Grimison, petitioner and Cynthia Diaz, July 26, 2010. Stefanie Diane Huter, petitioner and Christopher Michael Huter, July 26, 2010. Maria E. Medina, petitioner and Adan O. Medina, July 26, 2010. Barbara Quinn, petitioner and Earl Quinn, July 26, 2010. Audrey Andrea Reyes, petitioner and Alexander Balmore Reyes, July 26, 2010. Edena Rae Iglesias, petitioner and Andrew Joseph Iglesias, July 27, 2010 Johanny L. Vazquez-Glass, petitioner and Rory S. Glass, July 29, 2010. The following people filed for divorce during the month of June, 2010: Larry G. Bush, petitioner and Sandra K. Bush, June 2, 2010. Jess T. Glarner, petitioner and Elizabeth Marie Glarner, June 3, 2010. Kelli Bronson, petitioner and Samuel M. Bronson, June 4, 2010. Sue Ellen Chong, petitioner and Alejandro Chong, June 4, 2010. Patrick Lee Davidson, petitioner and Lisa Marie Davidson, June 4, 2010. Ana Marie Garcia, petitioner and Felix Ismer Garcia, June 4, 2010. Cynthia Ann Hasty, petitioner and Joseph Harvey Hasty, June 7, 2010. Rudolph C. Miller, petitioner and Evelyn L. Miller, June 7, 2010. Valerie Molina, petitioner and Guillermo Martinez, June 7, 2010. Vance Allen O'Neill, petitioner and Alicia Anne Schneider, June 7, 2010. Cortes Marvis Paul, petitioner and Delores Shantell Paul, June 7, 2010. Jennifer Ann Taylor, petitioner and Jody Michael Taylor, June 7, 2010. Ashley Adam Anthony Ellerker, petitioner and Lena D. Phelps-Ellerker, June 8, 2010. Sandra C. Kenney, petitioner and Lyle P. Kenney, June 8, 2010. Trisha Schroeder, petitioner and Christopher Schroeder, June 8, 2010. Katja Wallace, petitioner and Robert Michael Wallace, June 8, 2010. Clara Woodard, petitioner and Rodney Wayne Woodard, June 8, 2010. Shelly Patricia Hogan, petitioner and Mark John Hogan, June 15, 2010. Wedaly Peguero, petitioner and Edward Peguero, June 17, 2010. Mandy Lynn Charles, petitioner and Ronny Lee Charles, June 21, 2010. Alejandro Chong, petitioner and Carlota F. Chong, June 21, 2010. Gloria Lynn Derr, petitioner and Paul Anthony Derr, June 21, 2010. Elizabeth Renea Murray, petitioner and Timothy John Murray, June 21, 2010. Crystal Jean Nelson, petitioner and Randolph Allen Nelson, June 21, 2010. Julia Rojas, petitioner and Gabriel Rojas, June 21, 2010. Victor Rosado, petitioner and Zenaida Rivera-Rosado,June 21, 2010. Cadean Camille CampbellThompson, petitioner and Carlyle Renaldo Thompson, June 21, 2010. Joseph M. Hegwood Jr., petitioner and Stacy M. Hegwood, June 23, 2010. Norris Henry, petitioner and Elizabeth Sanders, June 23, 2010. Kim Speakman, petitioner and Yousef Saifulla, June 23, 2010. George Stacy Benton Jr., petitioner and Connie Faye Benton, June 24, 2010. Gloria M. Kirk, petitioner and Glenn Kirk, June 24, 2010. Emily L. Stevens, petitioner and Jonathan E. Hedrick, June 24, 2010. Sharen J. Vincent, petitioner and Kenneth P. Vincent, June 30, 2010. Dusty Leon Young, petitioner and Roxanne Marie Young, June 30, 2010. Page 6ANews-SunFriday, December 3, 2010www.newssun.com 4320 US 27 N. SebringFull Service Auto Center HONESTY WITH A SMILEŽClint CoolOwner/Technician Over 15 Years Exp. ASE/Factory Certi“ed Brakes € A/C € Belts Struts € Transmission Alignments Elec. Diagnosis Oil & Lube and More!Licensed & Insured Listen Every Friday @ 9:10am to Ask A Mechanic with Barry Foster on TK730 DIVORCES reference fleeing a law enforcement officer. Alan Craig Huff, 57, of Lake Placid, was charged with battery. Walter Hoyt Kempton, 56, of Avon Park, was charged with violation of probation reference petit theft. Tomas Gonzalez Lopez, 24, of Okeechobee, was charged with violation of probation reference no valid driver license. Shivvonne Davetter Lowe, 30, of Port St. Lucie, was charged with two counts of failure to appear reference possession of cannabis and possession of drug paraphernalia. Jasper Timothy Massey, 32, of Avon Park, was char g ed with two counts of violation of probation reference possession of methamphetamine. Damaso Orlando Perez, 60, of Avon Park, was charged with attaching registration license plate and driving while license suspended. Kimberly Ann Stover, 35, of Lake Placid, was charged with six counts of failure to appear reference forgery, petit theft, utter forged instrument, and six counts of violation of condition of release reference forgery, utter forged instrument, and petit theft. Heather Ann Wall, 24, of Avon Park, was charged with batter y Continued from page 2A POLICEBLOTTER

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b ake sales, car washes and s paghetti dinners to raise m oney for cancer research. Nickerson, however, worr ies not enough people are g etting involved this year. So f ar only five teams have been f ormed. Tuesday morning, four of t he five teams gathered at the A von Park Youth Academy a fter it was "flocked" by K andy and Mike Sheldone, t wo former APYAemployees w ho also happen to be spons ors of Awesome Brenda's t eam. "Flocking" is having 24 p ink plastic flamingos a rranged artfully in the yard b y the Wild Turkey Great A pes another team for a $25 contribution to cancer r esearch. What was remarkable a bout the event wasn't so m uch the Wild Turkey crea tivity in coming up with a flocking" strategy, as it was i n competitors coming t ogether in common cause. "One thing we have differe nt this year," said N ickerson, "is the teams are w orking together. All that m atters is how much money i s raised in the end by all of u s." Kay Reark, team leader of t he Wild Turkey Great Apes, s aid people are welcome to s top by the Wild Turkey T avern at 2751 U. S. 27 S, w here for a $5 donation they m ay personalize a Christmas t ree ornament and hang it on t he tavern's tree. Nickerson wants everyone t o know Halo's Hair Designs, a t 2914 Sparta Road, is selli ng hand-made jewelry on b ehalf of the Awesome B renda teams. Brenda Lee Moore, the i ndividual who inspires her t eammates, has battled lymp homa since 2008 and is curr ently in remission. While s till recovering, she volunt eers at the APBombing R ange weight room. She wanted people to k now how much caregivers mean to those struggling with cancer. "My husband Dale was my main caregiver," she said. "I couldn't have gotten through without him, and my friends, kicking my butt." This year the APrelay will celebrate and honor that bond by holding a special survival lap at the relay where caregivers and cancer survivors may walk together. Denise Cotler of the American Cancer Society can be reached at 941-365-2858 for more information. Call Reark at 381-1001 for info about "flocking." www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, December 3, 2010Page 7A Continued from page 1A entation of the key to the city to Rahal by Mayor George Hensley. Hensley spoke highly of Rahal's career and was enthusiastic and grateful for Rahal and the Legends of Motorsports stopping in Sebring. "We are truly blessed and we couldn't think of a better person to have do this than Bobby Rahal," said Hensley. "He's truly a legend and it is gratifying to us all for you to choose Sebring for the end of this tour." Mayor Hensley joked as he presented Rahal with the key to the city and asked if he could ride in the supercharged Jaguar with Rahal during the Christmas parade tonight, where Rahal will serve as the grand marshal. Rahal has a strong emotional connection to the city of Sebring and Sebring International Raceway. He was first brought to the Raceway at the age of 6 when he watched his father race here. Decades later, in 1976, Rahal had his first race in Sebring and brought home the victory in 1987. "There's so much emotion to Sebring. I've won a few races but Sebring really is the greatest victory to me," said Rahal. The crowd was pleased to hear of Rahal's sentimental connection to Sebring. Rahal closed out his brief speech by telling the crowd it wasn't over. "We will be back here next year, and it will be bigger and better," he said The qualifying for the races for the Legends of Motorsports will begin at 8 a.m. on Saturday followed by numerous question and answer sessions and an awards banquet ending the season. Three-day passes to the Raceway event are available. The cost is $45 and children 12 and under get in free. Continued from page 1A News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY People representing four Avon Park Relay-For-Life teams met together at the Avon Park Y outh Academy Thursday morning. The academy was flocked' to mark the beginning of the j ourney to Avon Park High School's football field and the 2011 Relay-For-Life. These indiv iduals hope to motivate others into forming teams to raise money for cancer research. (From left) Brenda Lee Moore, cancer survivor and the Awesome Brenda of the Awesome Brenda And the Team Extraodinaire; Pete Zeegers, director of the Avon Park Youth A cademy; Kay Reark, captain of the Wild Turkey Great Apes; Kandy Sheldone, sponsor of A wesome Brenda; Diana Richel and Marilyn Card and Noel Nawal Aboul-Hosn, all volunteers on the APYA team ; Mike Sheldone, a sponsor of Awesome Brenda; Vicky Nickerson A wesome Brenda's team captain, and Tina Gilbert Schenck and Brent Schenck. Brent is on the board for the American Cancer Society, and his wife Tina is a past captain of the Great A pes Team, from the Great Ape Sanctuary in Wauchula. First flock appears at APYA News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMON S Bobby Rahal receives a key to the City of Sebring on Thursday from Mayor George Hensley during Lunch with Legends in Sebring. Rahal leads legends into Sebring News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMON S Bobby Rahal will serve as the grand marshal of the Sebring Christmas parade tonight. CRESTVIEW, Fla. (AP) Aformer charter school dean says she was ousted so ex-Florida House Speaker Ray Sansom could be hired. Melanie Newton burst into tears when she told the Northwest Florida Daily News that Okaloosa Academy Charter School h ad selected her replacement before firing her Terri Roberts, chief operating officer of the Rader Group, which gets taxpayer fun ds to run the Crestview school, disput ed Newton's story Wednesday. Woman says ex-Fla. speaker's hiring political Associated PressShawn Slonsky's children k now by now not to give him C hristmas lists filled with the l atest gizmos. The 44-yearo ld union electrician is one of n early 2 million Americans w hose extended unemploym ent benefits will run out t his month, making the holid ay season less about celeb ration than survival. "We'll put up decorations, b ut we just don't have the m oney for a Christmas tree," S lonsky said. Benefits that had been e xtended up to 99 weeks s tarted running out W ednesday. Unless Congress a pproves a longer extension, t he Labor Department estimates about 2 million people will be cut off by Christmas. Support groups for the socalled 99ers have sprung up online, offering chances to vent along with tips on resumes and job interviews. Advocacy groups such as the National Employment Law Project have turned their plight into a rallying cry for Congress to extend jobless benefits. Things used to be different for Slonsky, who lives in Massillon, Ohio. Before work dried up, he earned about $100,000 a year. He and his wife lived in a threebedroom house where deer meandered through the backyard. Then they lost their jobs. Their house went into foreclosure and they had to move in with his 73-year-old father. Now, Slonsky is dreading the holidays as his 99 weeks run out. "It's hard to be in a jovial mood all the time when you've got this storm cloud hanging over your head," he said. The average weekly unemployment benefit in the U.S. is $302.90, though it varies widely depending on how states calculate the payment. Because of supplemental state programs and other factors, it's hard to know for sure who will lose their benefits at any given time. Holidays about survival as jobless benefits ending for millions

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T his schedule provides a brief l isting of local clubs and organi zations who play bingo in the a rea. It is the responsibility of t he group to update the NewsS unon any changes in this l isting by calling 385-6155.FRIDAY Alpine Village R.O.C. plays b ingo at 7 p.m. Knights of Columbus C ouncil 7245, Lake Placid, h olds early bird games at 6:30 p .m. and regular games at 7 p .m. at the Knights of C olumbus Hall at County Road 6 21 and Washington B oulevard. Free coffee is s erved. Desserts and bevera ges are available. St. Catherine Church offers b ingo every Friday. Doors o pen at 3:30 p.m. Early Bird S pecials start at 5:45 p.m. All p aper games. A pproximately 35 games i nclude three JackPots. G ames played in the church h all, 827 Hickory St, Sebring. S nack bar available. Call 4140 945. Veterans of Foreign Wars P ost 3880 playsbingo 2 p.m. a t 1224 County Road 621 E ast, Lake Placid. For details, c all 699-5444. S ATURDAY Lake Placid Elks 2661 p lays bingo from 1-4 p.m. at t he lodge. Open to members a nd their guests. For details, c all 699-1429. Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 p lays bar bingo from 2-4 p.m. a t the post. Members and e scorted guests only. For d etails, call 385-8647 or 4713 557. Veterans of Foreign Wars P ost 3880 playsbingo 2 p.m. a t 1224 County Road 621 E ast, Lake Placid. For details, c all 699-5444.SUNDAY Lake Placid ElksLodge 2661 has bingo from 1-4 p.m. each Sunday. Open to the public. For details, call 4652661. Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 plays bingo 6 p.m., 2618 Kenilworth Blvd., Sebring. Doors open at 4 p.m. Papers start selling at 5 p.m. Open to the public. For details, call 471-3557 or 655-1982. Sebring Moose Lodge 2259 has bingo available for its members and guests at 1:30 p.m. at the lodge, 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. Jackpot and lucky number games offered. Kitchen open from 2-5 p.m. For details, call 655-3920.MONDAY Alpine Village R.O.C. plays bingo at 7 p.m. Hammock Mobile Estates plays bingo at 7 p.m. Lake Haven plays bingo at 7 p.m. Open to public. Oak Gardens plays bingo at 6:30 p.m. Open to residents and their guests. Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 plays bingo 2-4 p.m., 2618 Kenilworth Blvd., Sebring. It is for members and escorted guests only. For details, call 414-2659 or 471-3557. TUESDAY American Legion Post 69 plays lounge bingo at 1:30 p.m. each Tuesday at the post, 1301 W. Bell St., AvonPark. Open to members and guests only. American Legion Post 25 plays bingo at 5:30 p.m. at the Lake Placid Post. Members and guests invited. Call 4657940 for details. Avon Park American Legion Post 69 plays bar bingo at 2 p.m. Open to members and guests. Fraternal Order of Eagles 4240 Aerie plays early bird bingo at 12:30 p.m. and regular bingo at 1:30 p.m. at the club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring. For details call 655-4007. Highland Senior Center hosts bingo on Tuesdays at 3400 Sebring Parkway. Doors open at 4 p.m. Bingo starts at 6 p.m. Full snack bar open at 4 p.m. with hamburgers, hot dogs, drinks and much more. Great Bingo prizes. Come out and join the fun. Call 3860752. Sebring Eagles Club 4240 plays bar bingo at 12:30 p.m. at the club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring. For details, call 6554007. Silver Oaks plays bingo 7 p.m. Open to residents of Silver Oaks and Oak Gardens only and their guests.WEDNESDAY AmVets Post has suspended afternoon bingo until October. For details, call 3850234. Knights of Columbus Council 7245, Lake Placid, plays bingo at noon at its hall on the corner of Washington Boulevard and County Road 621, Lake Placid. Doors open at 11:15 a.m. Lunch is available Thunderbird Hill South plays nickel bingo from 2-4 p.m. at the clubhouse.THURSDAY Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2661, 200 C.R. 621 East, plays bingo in a smoke-free environment. Early bird games begin at 6:30 p.m. For details, call 465-2661 or 465-2122. Lorida Lions Club plays bingo at the Lorida Lions Clubhouse, 301 Lake Blvd. Early games are at 6 p.m. and regular games are at 7. Sebring Hills plays bingo at its clubhouse, 200 Lark Ave. Clubhouse opens at 3:30 p.m. Snack bar opens at 4 p.m. Packets on sale at 5 p.m. and games start at 6 p.m. Call 3140028. Sebring Hills, 200 Lark Ave in Sebring, is running bingo on Thursdays. Complete books for all games is $10. Doors open at 3:30 p.m. and bingo starts at 6 p.m. Snack bar opens at 4 p.m. Call 314-0028 for more information. Sebring Recreation Club plays bingo at its clubhouse, 333 Pomegranate Ave, at 7 p.m. For members only. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4300 plays bingo at 2 p.m., 2011 SE Lakeview Drive, Sebring. Kitchen is open from 12-2 p.m. for hamburgers. For details, call 385-8902. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9853, Avon Park, has bar bingo at 2 p.m. Light lunch at break. Members and guests invited. 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It is t he responsibility of the group t o update the News-Sunon a ny changes in this listing by c alling 385-6155, ext. 516; s end any changes 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.FRIDAY Alcoholics Anonymous O ne Day At ATime group m eets for a closed discussion a t 9:30 a.m. Monday and F riday at Covenant P resbyterian Church, 4500 S un N Lakes Blvd., Sebring. F or details, call 314-0891. American Legion Post 25 h osts a fish fry from 5-7 p.m. a t the post, 1490 U.S. 27, L ake Placid. Cost is $6. S hrimp also is available for s ame price. Open to the publ ic. Tickets in the lounge on F riday night. Lounge hours are f rom 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. For d etails, call 465-7940. American Legion Post 74 h as karaoke from 7 p.m. until f inal call at the post, 528 N. P ine St., Sebring. Post open at n oon. Happy Hour from 4-6 p .m. Members and guests o nly. For details, call 4711 448. AmVets Post 21 plays darts f rom 5-8 p.m. for members a nd guests. For details, call 3 85-0234. AvonPark Breakfast R otary Club meets 7 a.m., R otary Club building. Bridge Club of Sebring ( American Contract Bridge C lub)plays duplicate games at 1 2:30 p.m. at 347 Fernleaf A ve., Sebring. For details, call 3 85-8118. Grand Prix Cloggers B eginner classes are at 9 a .m., EZ Intermediate classes a re at 10 a.m., and I ntermediate classes are at 11 a .m. every Friday at Reflection o n Silver Lake, Avon Park. Call J ulie for further information at 3 86-0434. Harmony Hoedowners S quare Dance Club offers a c lass in Lake Placid at the S unshine RV Resort from 9-11 a .m. Friday. For more informat ion, call Sam Dunn at 3826 792 or e-mail him at samd unn@samdunn.net. Highlands Social Dance C lub hosts ballroom dancing every Friday, October through March from 7-9:30 p.m. at the Senior Center on Sebring Parkway. Dance the night away to the music of the area's Big Bands. All club dances are open to the public. Appropriate dress required. Admission is $5 for members and $7 for non-members. Call 471-0559. Italian-American Social Club of Highlands County's Social Night with games and snacks every first and third Friday of each month from 6:30-9 p.m. Apotluck dinner also on the first Friday of each month at 6:30 p.m. with social hour following. For more information, call Jeanne at 3821945. Lake Placid Democratic Club meets at 6 p.m. first Monday at Placid Lakes Town Hall, 2010 Placid Lakes Blvd., Lake Placid. For details, call Bill Sayles at 699-6773. Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2661 has lounge hours beginning at 1 p.m. There is a fish fry from 5-7 p.m. Cost is $8.50 per person. The lodge is open to members and their guests. For details, call 465-2661. Lake Placid Moose serves wings, fish and burgers at 6 p.m. Music provided from 7-11 p.m. Pool tournament is at 8 p.m. Open to members and qualified guests only. Loyal Order of Moose Highlands County Lodge No. 2494, 1318 W Bell St., Avon Park. Karaoke from 7-10 p.m. Lodge phone number 4520579. MOM's Club meets at 10:30 a.m. first Friday at the First United Methodist Church on Pine Street in Sebring. Narcotics Anonymous New Day Group meets at 6 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 319 Poinsettia Ave, Sebring. For information call Heartland area helpline (863) 683-0630. More information on other meetings and events at www.naflheartland.org. Sebring Eagles Club 4240 serves chicken or fish baskets from 5-7 p.m. at the club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring, for a $4 donation. Blind darts is played at 7 p.m. For details, call 655-4007. Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 serving buffet dinner at 5-7 p.m. Elks and guests invited. Dance music in ballroom at 7 p.m. Dinner and dance is $10 donation.Smoke-free environment. For reservations, call 385-8647 or 471-3557. Lounge is open from 3-10 p.m. Sebring Moose Lodge 2259 serves beef franks and Italian sausages served from 1 p.m. to closing at 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. For details, call 655-3920. Sebring Recreation Club plays bridge at 12:30 p.m. and table tennis at 4 p.m. at 333 Pomegranate Ave. For details, call 385-2966 or leave a name, number and message. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3880, 1224 County Road 621 E., Lake Placid. Texas Hold em lessons, 2 p.m. For more details, call 699-5444. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4300 serves pizza from 5:30-7 p.m. and music is from 6-9 p.m. at the post, 2011 S.E. Lakeview Drive, Sebring. For details, call 385-8902. SATURDAY Airborne (Paratrooper) Breakfast Club meets at 9 a.m. every first Saturday at Bob Evans Restaurant, Sebring. All paratroopers and their guests are invited. For details, call Joe Noto at 4520106. American Legion Post 25 serves sirloin burgers from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the post, 1490 U.S. 27, Lake Placid. Jam session is from 24 p.m. The lounge hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Members and guests invited. For details, call 465-7940. American Legion Post 69 in AvonPark serves dinner at 5 p.m. and music is from 6-9 p.m. American Legion Post 74 open noon to 8 p.m. Hot dogs served. Happy Hour 4-6 p.m. Call 471-1448. Avon Park Public Library has a free Adult Film Series at noon. For details, call 4523803. Car Show from 5-8 p.m. on the first Saturday of each month at Woody's BBQ. Proceeds benefit Hope Hospice.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 Chapter 601 meets at Golf Hammock Restaurant in the Golf Hammock Country Club at noon. Any service person who was awarded the Purple Heart is invited to attend and bring their wife or husband. Highlands Shrine Club, 2606 State Road 17 South, Avon Park (between Avon Park and Sebring) has a flea market from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., country store open from 8 a.m. to noon and pancake breakfast served from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Vendors are welcome. No setup fee is charged for the summer months. Plenty of off road parking. For details, call 382-2208. Highlands Woodcarvers meet from 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays at 825 Sunbird Terr. (Community Center off Thunderbird Road). Call Bob Seybolt at 471-6077. Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2661 opens the lounge at 1 p.m. Card games are played at 1 p.m., and Bar Bingo is at 1:30 p.m. The lodge is open to members and their guests. For details, call 465-2661. Lake Placid Art League has a class in Pastels/Acrylics taught by Llewellyn Rinald from from 9 a.m. to noon at the Cultural Center, 127 Dal Hall Blvd. For information call Dan Daszek at 465-7730. Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) South Central Florida Chapter Board meets at 9:30 a.m. on the first Saturday at the Military Sea Services Museum on Kenilworth and Roseland. The monthly members luncheon is on the third Saturday of each month at noon (except holidays). Location is at Kenilworth Lodge. For further information call Roy Whitton at 465-7048. Military Order of the Purple Heart Chapter 601 meets at noon on the first Saturday at Sunrise Restaurant. All recipients and wives of the Purple Heart are welcome. Call 471-9190 or 465-7074 for details. Narcotics Anonymous New Day Group meets at 7 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 319 Poinsettia Ave, Sebring. For information call Heartland area helpline (863) 683-0630. More information on other meetings and events at www.naflheartland.org. Overeaters Anonymous meets at 10:30 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church, Oak Street, Lake Placid. For more details, call 382-1821. Paratrooper breakfast every first Saturday of the month at 9 a.m. at Bob Evans. Call John Schumacher at 382-8648. Scleroderma Support Group meets from 9:30-10:30 a.m. second Saturday of each month at Avon Park Library, 100 N. Museum Road. Sebring Eagles Club 4240 serves dinner from 5-7 p.m. at the club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring. Music is from 7-10 p.m. For details, call 655-4007. Sebring Moose Club 2259 offers line dancing lessons at 2 p.m. the first and third Saturday for members and guests at 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. For details, call 6553920. Twelve Step Study Group for Adult Children of Alcoholics meets at 11 a.m. first and third Saturday, at first building south of Union Congregational Church, 105 N. Forest Ave., AvonPark. Parking available south of old church. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3880 1224 County Road 621 E., Lake Placid. Laides auxiliary dinner from 5:30-7 p.m. on the first Saturday of each month. For more details, call 699-5444. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4300 serves a meal for $6 from 5:30-7 p.m. and music is from 6-9 p.m. at the post, 2011 SE Lakeview Drive, Sebring. For details, call 3858902. SUNDAY American Legion Post 25 Lake Placid has lounge hours from 1-9 p.m. Live music is from 5-8 p.m. For details, call 465-7940. American Legion Post 74 open 1-8 p.m. Happy Hour 4-6 p.m. Members and guests only. Post is at 528 N. Pine St., Sebring. Call 471-1448. Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2661 lounge is open from 1-7 p.m. Card games start at 1:30 p.m. The lodge is open to members and their guests. For details, call 465-2661. Lake Placid Moose has karaoke in the pavilion. Horseshoes played at 9:30 a.m. Food available at 4 p.m. Open to members and qualified guests only. Loyal Order of Moose Highlands County Lodge No. 2494, 1318 W Bell St., Avon Park. Cards start at 4 p.m. Music outside Tiki Hut at 3 p.m. Lodge phone number 452-0579. Overeaters Anonymous, meets from 4-5 p.m. in secon d floor conference roomNo. 3 a t Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center, 4200 Sun N Lake Blvd., Sebring. For details, call 382-7731. No dues, fees or weigh-ins. For details on the organization, g o to www.oa.org. Ridge Area Missionary Soldiers AvonPark Pathfinder Club meets from 9 a.m. to noon every first and third Sunday at 58 E. Sixth S t., Avon Park. For details, call 471-2143. Sebring Eagles Club 4240 serves lunch at 2 p.m. at the club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring For details, call 655-4007. Sebring Moose Lodge 2259 offers NASCAR racing i n the pavilion at 1:30 p.m. Bar open and kitchen open from 2 5 p.m. Lodge is at 11675 U.S 98, Sebring. For details, call 655-3920. Society for Creative Anachronism (Local Chapter: Shire of Stagridge ) meets at 2 p.m. first and third Sunday at Brewster's Coffee House on U.S. 27 in Sebring. For details, call 214-5522. The Artists'Group at Sou th Florida Community College w ill hold a critique clinic the first Sunday of every month, 2-4 p.m., at the Hotel Jacaranda, Avon Park. Professional local artists will discuss and evaluate participants'paintings. Th e fee is $5 with a two painting limit. For more information, ca ll 784-7346. U.S. Military Vets Motorcycle Club meets at 1 p.m. on the first Sunday of each month at VFW Post 9853, State Road 64 West an d North Oliva Drive. For informa tion call Hocky at (954) 5924847 Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3880 serves hamburger s from 4-5:30 p.m. and plays poker at 5:30 p.m. at the pos t, 1224 County Road 621 East, Lake Placid. For details, call 699-5444. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4300 plays euchre at 1:30 p.m. and E&J Karaoke is from 4:30-7:30 p.m. at the post, 2011 SE Lakeview Drive Sebring. For details, call 3858902. BINGOSCHEDULE Classified Ads € 385-6155 NEWS-SUN

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If this happens to you, please call us the first da y your ad appears and we will be happy to fix it as soon as we can. If We can assist you, please call us: 385-6155 News-Sun Classified 1100Announcements***************************************** HIGHLANDS COUNTY LEGAL NOTICES ***************************************** The following legal notices are from the Highlands County Board of County Commissioners and are being published in the font, size, and leading as per their specifications. 1055HighlandsCounty Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 09-CA-130 U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR TBW MORTGAGE-BACKED PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-4, Plaintiff, vs. AMBER L. STREET; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF AMBER L. STREET; JONATHAN E. STREET; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JONATHAN E. STREET; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANT(S), IF REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANT(S); UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-styled cause, in the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida, I will sell the property situate in Highlands County, Florida, described as: Lots 1 and 2, Block 16, SECOND RESUBDIVISION OF HOFFMAN'S GROVE ADDITION TO LAKE STEARNS FLORIDA, according to the plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 96, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida at 11:00 A.M., on December 23, 2010. DATED THIS 30th DAY of November, 2010. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendents, must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Witness, my hand and seal of this court on the 30th day of November, 2010. CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ Annette E. Daff Deputy Clerk December 3, 10, 2010 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Notice of Public Sale of the contents of self-storage unit(s) in default of contract per F.S. 83:801-809. Units will be sold by sealed bid at 10:00 A.M. FRIDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2010, at Highlands Self Storage Inc. 7825 S. George Blvd. Sebring, FL 33872. All units contain household goods unless otherwise noted. Any vehicle within sold for parts only. Units # 64 December 3, 10, 2010 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 10343GCS BAC FLORIDA BANK, Plaintiff, vs. US GENERAL HOMES, CORPORATION, COLIN TONGS a/k/a COLIN E. TONGS, and UNKNOWN TENANT I, UNKNOWN TENANT II, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-styled cause, in the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Highlands County, Florida, described as: The West 38.90 Feet of Lot 4, in Block 20, of SEBRING HILLS SOUTH, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 8, Page 93, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. Property Address: 3334 Hammock Road, Sebring, Florida 33872 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at the hour of 11:00 o'clock a.m. on the 15th day of December, 2010, at the Highlands County Courthouse, located at 590 South Commerce Ave., in the Jury Assembly Room, Sebring, FL 33870-3867. ANY LIENHOLDER CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FUNDS FROM THIS SALE, IF ANY, MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 45.031(1)(a), FLORIDA STATUTES. DATED this 18th day of November, 2010. Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Toni Kopp November 26; December 3, 2010 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 10342GCS BAC FLORIDA BANK, Plaintiff, vs. US GENERAL HOMES, CORPORATION, COLIN TONGS a/k/a COLIN E. TONGS, and UNKNOWN TENANT I, UNKNOWN TENANT II, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-styled cause, in the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Highlands County, Florida, described as: The East 41.10 Feet of Lot 4, in Block 20, of SEBRING HILLS SOUTH, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 8, Page 93, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. Property Address: 3330 Hammock Road, Sebring, Florida 33872 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at the hour of 11:00 o'clock a.m. on the 15th day of December, 2010, at the Highlands County Courthouse, located at 590 South Commerce Ave., in the Jury Assembly Room, Sebring, FL 33870-3867. ANY LIENHOLDER CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FUNDS FROM THIS SALE, IF ANY, MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 45.031(1)(a), FLORIDA STATUTES. DATED this 18th day of November, 2010. Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Toni Kopp November 26; December 3, 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, 2010 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 08-CA-00711 DIVISION: AMERICAN HOME MORTGAGE SERVICING, INC., A DELAWARE CORPORATION, F/K/A AH MORTGAGE ACQUISITION CO., INC., Plaintiff, vs. MAUREEN GRIFFIN, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated November 30, 2010, and entered in Case No. 08-CA-00711 of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida in which American Home Mortgage Servicing, Inc. a Delaware Corporation, f/k/a AH Mortgage Acquisition Co., Inc., is the Plaintiff and Maureen Griffin; Bank of America, NA; are defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in/on the Jury Assembly Room in the basement, Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870, Highlands County, Florida at 11:00 AM on the 23rd day of December, 2010, the following described property as set forth ins said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: LOT 42, BLOCK 52, PLACID LAKES SECTION SIX, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 68, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA A/K/A 111 LEMON RD NW, LAKE PLACID, FL 33852-9786 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated in Highlands County, Florida this 30th day of November, 2010. Clerk of the Circuit Court Highlands County, Florida By: /s/ Annette E. Daff Deputy Clerk December 3, 10, 2010 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 10-406 IN RE: ESTATE OF JO ANN S. WEBER-BRENNER Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of JO AN S. WEBER-BRENNER, deceased, whose date of death was October 21, 2009, File Number PC 10-406, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 430 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 ciot if tgus bituce gas beeb served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NTOICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE TIME OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must 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. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is December 3, 2010. Personal Representative: EUGENE B. BRENNER, a/k/a GENE B. BRENNER 1631 Lambeau Ave. Sebring, FL 33875 Attorney for Personal Representative: CLIFFORD R. RHOADES, P.A. Attorney for Personal Representative Florida Bar No.: 308714 2141 Lakeview Drive Sebring, FL 33870 (863)385-0346 December 3, 10, 2010 1050LegalsIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 10001500FCS JACK P. YOUNG, JR. Petitioner, A nd A NGELA DAWN TAYLOR Respondent. NOTICE OF ACTION To: Angela Dawn Taylor YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for dissolution of marriage has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of written defenses if any to: Jack P. Young, Jr., Petitioners, 2164 State Road 17 S. #2, Avon Park, Florida 33825, on or before January 3, 2011, and file the original with the Clerk of Court, 430 S. Commerce A ve., Sebring, Florida 33870, either before service on Petitioner or immediately Thereafter, otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the petition. Date: November 30, 2010 CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: s/s Allie Riley Deputy Clerk December 3, 10, 17, 24, 2010 1050Legals 1000 Announcements 1050LegalsSALES 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. 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. 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www.newssun.comNews-Sun Friday, December 3, 2010Page 11 A FOR SALE BY OWNER:Beautifully landscaped 3/2/2 single family home built in 2006. House is freshly painted inside and out, hardwood and tile throughout and Key West blinds on all windows. Too many extras to list. Asking $172,000 OBO.Interested please call John at 863-381-9273. The successful candidate will have a minimum of 1 year sales experience, marketing or customer service experience and possess the ability to make cold callsŽ. Candidates must have excellent communication and speaking skills, be computer proficient, able to type 40 wpm. Candidates must also possess excellent sales skills. PART-TIME SALES POSITION DRUG TEST AND BACKGROUND CHECK REQUIRED. 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Makes a nice Christmas gift for someone. $400 obo 863-446-2440NOTICEFlorida 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! 7460Crafts & BazaarsSEBRING BAZAAR* Arts Crafts Raffles Activities Chair Massages Rummage Sale 1451 US 27, NorthBehind Pinch-A-Penny Sat., Dec. 4th, 7am 1pm 7460Crafts & BazaarsSTRING TRIMMER/ Husqvarna Model 124L, slightly used, like new $150. 863-453-7027 7400Lawn & Garden 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! 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. 7320Garage &Yard Sales 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 PLACID1568 Buck St. Sylvan Shores, onto Lk Clay Dr, rt on Oak St, next Left is Buck St. 1568. Christmas decor, gift items (especially for children). Something For Everyone! 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 PARKMOVING SALE! 1227 Seamans St., (behind Checkers) Fri., Dec. 3rd, 7am-? Antique Furniture, Clocks, Queen Bedroom Set, & Lots of Misc. 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! AVON PARK1110 Emmanuel Way, Fri-Sat, Dec 3rd & 4th, 8am-4pm. Antiques, Christmas & Home Decor, Kitchen Items & SOOOO MUCH MORE!! 7320Garage &Yard Sales WHEELS FORTRAILER, all aluminum, with center caps. $55 for pair. 863-453-7027 TREADMILL WITHPower Incline; $75 863-465-0335 or 863-464-0027. SWEATER -Ladies, Kim Rogers, med. size, like new. $5 863-446-0972 or 863-382-0972 ROOF INSULATION13 ft. long, 13 panels. $30 863-452-0393 MICROWAVE -GE 1.1 cu ft. 1100 watt, 211/4"Wx 113/4"Hx 153/4" D. $75 obo. $75. 863-386-1885 HIDE-A-BED FULLsize, new mattress, sleeps 2. Tan. $30 863-452-0393 H.P. PHOTOSmart Mod. 4480, disk, guide & extra ink pack. $50 863-382-8647. GOLF ITEMSgolf pillow, golf lamp, 4 golf pictures. ALL for $25 863-471-3456 EDGER /GAS Echo Model PE-200, very good condition. $50 863-453-7027 DISH NETWORKSatellite Box w/remote. Great working condition. $60. 305-395-8141. COOL SURGEPortable air cooler / heater. $80. 863-386-1885 COMPUTER W/flat screen monitor, CD player & burner. Great for a beginner. $50. 863-465-0335 / 863-464-0027 7310Bargain Buys COMPUTER DESK,chrome & black, ex. cond. $50. 863-446-0972 or 863-382-0972 CHRISTMAS TREE17'' Ceramic, green with snow & 80 reflector lights; BEAUTIFUL! $25. 863-699-0098 CHRISTMAS LIGHTSVariety of types. All for $25. Call 863-471-3694. CHAIR -LAZY Boy, blue, excellent condition $100. 863-382-6006 CELL PHONESamsung or Sprint, 2yrs old with charger. $10 863-87-3801 AIR COMPRESSORCampbell Hausfield, cordless. $15 863-382-6006 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 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 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 6200UnfurnishedApartmentsLEMONTREE 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 PARKRV 36' TRAILER On private property, utilities included; + dish network. $400 month, $400 deposit. 863-453-5591 AVON PARKClean, Quiet; Studios & 2BR, 2BA Apts., from $375/mo. New tile throughout...new appliances. Call 863-452-0469. AVON PARKApartment with balcony overlooking Lake Verona and City Park 100 E. Main St. Laundry Facilities. SPECIAL : $325/mo. 863-453-8538 AVON PARK** Highlands Apartments 1680 North Delaware 1BR, 1BA & 2BR, 2BA Available. Central Heat & Air. Extra insulation. 1st & Sec. Call 863-449-0195 6200UnfurnishedApartmentsSEBRING -3008 Spinks Rd., 2BR, 1BA, W/D hookup, new appliances, ceramic tile throughout. No Pets. Close to HRMC & Sebring High School. Avail. Immediately $500/mo. 863-273-1756. 6050Duplexes for Rent 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 FinancialPERSONALIZE 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 2150Part-timeEmploymentTHE HIGHLANDSCounty Health Department has an opening for an OPSFiscal Assistant, Salary $10.00/hr. This position does not have any state benefits. Minimum Qualifications: A high school diploma or its equivalent and two years of bookkeeping or clerical accounting experience. Bilingual a plus, but not required. Please apply on-line at: https://jobs.myflorida.com Refer to requisition number 649 28172. Only State of Florida Applications will be accepted no resumes, please. Date closes 12/07/2010. EO/AA/VP Employer. SMALL CPAFirm is seeking to fill an immediate position for a self-motivated IRS enrolled agent with at least 10 years of EA experience in tax practice. Practical experience must be on income tax planning and preparation of all Federal income tax returns (individuals, business, non for profits, and gift and estates); common state income taxation; and payroll taxes. Advanced practical experience required in QuickBooks, Excel, Word, and tax preparation software. Advanced knowledge required in tax accounting, payroll processing and compilation of financial report to AICPA standards. Candidate should have the highest ethical standards; background check and drug/alcohol test is required. Technical supervision of firm staff and extensive client contact are an integral part of this j ob. Local travel to client locations is routine, but not extensive. Compensation based on productivity. Provide resume with work experience and references by fax 863-314-9906 2100Help Wanted WANT NEW FURNITURE? 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By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comAVON PARK The Red Devils were able to fight back from a halftime deficit to defeat district rival Tenoroc 64-52 Tuesday night. "We have always been a second half team," said Luther Clemons, Avon Park's head coach. "We have a lot to work on. We have not come together yet as a team, and I think we need more time together before things really start to click for us." Avon Park struggled with their inside game all night, with the Titan defense holding a strong and aggressive man-toman. Though it was the Red Devil defense that would turn up the heat and cause key turnovers in the comeback. Alonzo Robertso n, Avon Park's man in t he middle, was held to ju st seven points instead of h is usual double figures. Fast break artist Marc us Dewberry, a one-tim e Blue Streak nette r, would help fill t he void and clear t he lanes for 11, t he same total that fe llow guard T K Miller was able to net. Senior R ed Devil Avier re Conner led the secon d half rally, picking up 1 8 points by the end, all o n his speed and lay-up abi lity. Eight of Conner 's points came from steals in the third. Reggie Baker, anoth er guard with blazing spee d, hit 13 because of his she er News-Sun staff reportIt was a tough Tuesday, overall, for Highlands County prep sports teams with the Sebring boys coming up with the only soccer win of the night. Of course, that also counted as one of the losses as the Blue Streaks topped Avon Park by a 4-0 score. Asimilar scenario played out in basketball as the Sebring girls got a win, at the expense of Lake Placid. Out for a little vengience after a harsh, 74-27 loss at Winter Haven Monday night, the Lady Streaks came back with a 58-27 win over the Dragons. The Lady Red Devils had a tough time with a Tenoroc squad that has run roughshod over di strict foes beatin g Mulberry by a 113-8 sco re and Frostproof 87-12. Avon Park was mu ch more competitive, b ut came up 14 short in Tuesday's 52-38 loss. Elsewhere, the Lad y Blue Streaks of the socc er pitch continued the ir improvement, though th ey fell by a close 1-0 score at Haines City. The Lake Placid boy s, similarly, kept it close b ut came up short in a 3 -2 loss against Frostproof. The Lady Dragon s, meanwhile, have stum bled a bit lately. After a strong start th at had them at 4-0 an d unscored upon, a loss at McKeel on Nov. 18, w as followed by Tuesday's 4 -0 loss at Frostproof. By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comThe story of the early season for the Blue Streaks of the basketball court has been comebacks. Rallying back to beat Clewiston in the Bill Jarrett Tip-Off Tournament, making a furious push to test Haines City and breaking out from a backand-forth affair to pull away from Lake Placid. Sebring found itself in comeback mode yet again Tuesday, but this time didn't have enough in an 84-58 loss to visiting conference foe Lake Wales. "The score really doesn't indicate how close the game was," head coach Princeton Harris said. It was a slow start which allowed the Highlanders to break it open early, pushing to a 20+ point lead. But after that initial run, the Streaks held serve, playing at an even pace throughout. And in the late going, they started to turn it on. "We cut it to 10 at one point," Harris said. "And we forced them to call a couple time outs." But as with all comeback attempts, the climb back into the mix often saps that final bit of energy to get over the final hump. Drained from the mercurial surge, Sebring had little left in the tank as Lake Wales made a final break to provide for the misleading, though lopsided final. Toby Solebello was the Streaks scoring leader wtih 20, while Matt Taylor tallied 16. "I'm seeing good things, By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comPerhaps it was fitting that A manda Kennedy's first a ttempt at running a marathon c ame at last Sunday's Space C oast Marathon. It is, after all, billed as b eing "minutes away from N ASA's Kennedy Space C enter." "We noticed that and it b ecame kind of a little joke a mong us," the former Blue S treak cross country and track r unner said. Covering the 26.2 mile dist ance in competitive mode for t he first time, however, was c ertainly no joke. "Around mile 20 or so, it g ot really difficult," she said. From there, it was all mental t he rest of the way." Her mind and strong will to f inish carried Kennedy the r est of the way, culminating in a time of 4:02.39, good for 7 4th place among the 352 f emale competitors. The race came two weeks a fter she had taken a step t oward the distance at the N ew Smyrna Beach 30K, S unday, Nov. 14. Aregular participant in area 5Ks after her career of running that distance for the Blue Streaks, the 2010 grad has since been keeping an eye toward the longer distances. "I've always wanted to do a marathon, it's always been on my list," she said. "I had a real good group running with me for most of the race, supporting me, offering advice as we went. "Around the 18-mile mark, they went ahead, but Mike Martino kept pace with me the rest of the way," Kennedy continued. "He was a real help pacing me and telling me what to do throughout the water shoots. It was a really great experience and I can't wait for the next one!" Special to the News-SunSEBRING Legends of M otorsports, ABobby Rahal S ignature Event will celebrate t he end of its inaugural season i n grand style, Dec. 35, at S ebring International R aceway. Excitement surrounding the w eekend, which includes the Lunch with Legends" road r ally into downtown Sebring a nd a Saturday evening a wards banquet, has attracted a record number of entries. For its first visit to Sebring, t he new historic racing series w ill also welcome Jaguar as t he featured marque and twot ime 12 Hours of Sebring winn er Brian Redman as the G rand Marshal. On Friday evening, 1986 I ndianapolis 500 winner and L egends of Motorsports cof ounder Bobby Rahal will s erve as the Grand Marshal f or Sebring's holiday parade. The 1987 12 Hours of S ebring winner and current p rincipal of Rahal Letterman R acing will lead the parade a board a 2011 Jaguar XKR c onvertible. "It will be my pleasure to usher the holiday season into Sebring," Rahal said. "Combined with our Thursday Lunch with Legends road rally I think we're arriving in style for our grand finale. We want to welcome everyone in the area to come out to the legendary Sebring circuit to see some extraordinary cars, some great racing and to appreciate the history of this sport with the whole family. That's what Legends of Motorsports is all about." Rahal has entered three cars from his historic collection in the finale, but will hand over driving duties for his 1970 Chevron B16 to Redman, the event's Grand Marshal. Rahal and Redman aren't the only drivers of note entered into the Sebring contest, Doc Bundy will drive a 1963 Lotus 23B in the USRRC category. Competition for the record 120-plus entries kicks off Friday with morning practice, followed by afternoon qualifying. Qualifying races on Saturday set the grids for Sunday's feature races, scheduled to begin at 10:40 Road rally, awards gala and record entries highlight grand finale of 2010 season SPORTS B SECTION News-Sun Friday, December 3, 2010 Page 3B The Legends of Motorsports Readies Celebration of Inaugural Season at Sebring See LEGENDS, page 4B Avon Park64Tenoroc52 Lake Wales84Sebring58 Courtesy photo Sebring grad Amanda Kennedy poses with her award for winning her age group in the Space Coast Marathon Sunday, Nov. 28. It was Kennedy's first-ever attempt at marathon distance. Amanda Kennedy takes the next step a long one Sebring comeback bid falls short News-Sun file photo by DAN HOEHNE Matt Taylor scored 16 in Sebring's loss Tuesday. Highlands Tuesday Sports recap News-Sun file photo by BETH BALDRIDG E Marcus Dewberry drove the paint for 11 points Tuesday in Avon Park's win over Tenoroc. Red Devils rally against Titans See AP, page 4B See STREAKS, page 4B Sebring Youth Football honored Page 3B News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Racing legend Bobby Rahal signs autographs in the circle Thursday morning during parade of race cars leading up to this weekends "Legends of Motorsports" events at Sebring International Raceway.

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Women Softball PlayersSEBRING Women over the age of 16 that have interest in playing softball can sign up 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 all adult softball players. Registration is for next year's leagues. Games will begin in 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 no 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 "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 The 19th annual Brad Doty Memorial Children's Christmas Golf Classic will be held Saturday, Dec. 4 at the Country Club 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 Game Houston at Philadelphia, late 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 Boston144.778 New York109.526412Toronto711.3897 New Jersey613.316812Philadelphia513.2789 Southeast Division WLPctGB Orlando144.778 Atlanta127.632212Miami118.579312Charlotte612.3338 Washington512.294812Central Division WLPctGB Chicago97.563 Indiana98.52912Cleveland710.412212Milwaukee612.3334 Detroit613.316412WESTERN CONFERENCESouthwest Division WLPctGB San Antonio153.833 Dallas144.7781 New Orleans135.7222 Memphis811.421712Houston612.3339 Northwest Division WLPctGB Utah155.750 Oklahoma City136.684112Denver116.647212Portland810.4446 Minnesota414.22210 Pacific Division WLPctGB L.A. Lakers136.684 Phoenix89.4714 Golden State810.444412Sacramento412.250712L.A. Clippers415.2119 ___ Tuesday's Games Boston 106, Cleveland 87 Orlando 90, Detroit 79 Philadelphia 88, Portland 79 New York 111, New Jersey 100 Memphis 98, L.A. Lakers 96 Indiana 107, Sacramento 98 San Antonio 118, Golden State 98 Wednesday's Games Atlanta 112, Memphis 109 Oklahoma Ct. 123, New Jersey 120,3OT Toronto 127, Washington 108 Boston 99, Portland 95 Miami 97, Detroit 72 Orlando 107, Chicago 78 New Orleans 89, Charlotte 73 Dallas 100, Minnesota 86 Houston 109, L.A. Lakers 99 Denver 105, Milwaukee 94 Utah 110, Indiana 88 L.A. Clippers 90, San Antonio 85 Thursday's Games Miami at Cleveland, late Phoenix at Golden State, late Friday's Games New Jersey at Charlotte, 7 p.m. Oklahoma City at Toronto, 7 p.m. Portland at Washington, 7 p.m. Philadelphia at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m. Orlando at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Houston at Memphis, 8 p.m. New York at New Orleans, 8 p.m. Chicago at Boston, 8 p.m. Minnesota at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Denver, 9 p.m. Indiana at Phoenix, 9 p.m. Sacramento at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m. Dallas at Utah, 10:30 p.m.EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLOTPtsGFGA Pittsburgh1682347962 Philadelphia1574348764 N.Y. Rangers14111297469 New Jersey8142184569 N.Y. Islanders5125154672 Northeast Division WLOTPtsGFGA Montreal1582326351 Boston1382286246 Ottawa11131235875 Buffalo9133216273 Toronto8114205165 Southeast Division WLOTPtsGFGA Washington1862389069 Tampa Bay1483317781 Atlanta1393298074 Carolina10113237178 Florida10130206062WESTERN CONFERENCECentral Division WLOTPtsGFGA Detroit1642347859 Chicago14112308679 Columbus1481296557 St. Louis1293276368 Nashville1185275863 Northwest Division WLOTPtsGFGA Vancouver1373297561 Colorado1392288574 Minnesota11112245869 Calgary10132226976 Edmonton8124206392 Pacific Division WLOTPtsGFGA Dallas1481296862 Phoenix1275297070 Anaheim13113297180 Los Angeles13100266357 San Jose1184266868 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. ___ Tuesday's Games Tampa Bay 4, Toronto 3, OT Nashville 3, Phoenix 0 Chicago 7, St. Louis 5 Atlanta 3, Colorado 2, OT Detroit 5, San Jose 3 Wednesday's Games Nashville 4, Columbus 3, SO Edmonton 4, Montreal 3, OT Boston 3, Philadelphia 0 Washington 4, St. Louis 1 Phoenix 4, Minnesota 2 Vancouver 7, Calgary 2 Anaheim 5, Florida 3 Thursday's Games Tampa Bay at Boston, late Edmonton at Toronto, late Montreal at New Jersey, late N.Y. Rangers at N.Y. Islanders, late Atlanta at Pittsburgh, late San Jose at Ottawa, late Washington at Dallas, late Florida at Los Angeles, late Friday's Games N.Y. Islanders at N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m. Colorado at Carolina, 7 p.m. Columbus at Buffalo, 7:30 p.m. Calgary at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Vancouver at Chicago, 8:30 p.m. Detroit at Anaheim, 10 p.m.BASEBALLNational League CINCINNATI REDS Named Terry Reynolds senior director of professional and global scouting and Melissa Hill executive assistant to the president of baseball operations and general manager. Named Marty Maier, Dominic Viola and Steve Roadcap professional scouts. HOUSTON ASTROS Agreed to terms with RHP Nelson Figueroa on a oneyear contract. PITTSBURGH PIRATES Agreed to terms with RHP Fernando Nieve, INF Andy Marte and C Dusty Brown on minor league contracts. SAN DIEGO PADRESAgreed to terms with OF Chris Denorfia on a one-year contract. American Association FARGO-MOORHEAD REDHAWKS Signed RHP Casey Hoorelbeke. GARY SOUTHSHORE RAILCATS Signed OF Mike Massaro. Frontier League GATEWAY GRIZZLIES Released RHP Jacinto Gonell. LAKE ERIE CRUSHERS Placed 2B Drew Saylor on the retired list. RIVER CITY RASCALS Signed manager Steve Brook to a contract extension.BASKETBALLNational Basketball Association NBA Suspended Washington C Hilton Armstrong one game for a Flagrant Foul, Penalty Two against Miami C Joel Anthony during Monday's game.FOOTBALLNational Football League NFL Fined Carolina S Sherrod Martin $40,000 for a helmet-to-helmet hit on Cleveland TE Evan Moore during Sunday's game. CAROLINA PANTHERS Signed T Rob Petitti. Waived RB Josh Vaughan. CLEVELAND BROWNS Signed DB Coye Francies to the practice squad. Waived RB Thomas Clayton. GREEN BAY PACKERS Signed LB Robert Francois and CB Josh Gordy from the practice squad. Signed WR Terrance Smith and LB/DE Curtis Young to the practice squad. MINNESOTA VIKINGS Released DB Cary Harris from the practice squad. Signed G Andrew Martinez to the practice squad. NEW ORLEANS SAINTS Signed LB Ramon Humber. Released QB Sean Canfield.HOCKEYNational Hockey League TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING Reassigned F Blair Jones to Norfolk (AHL). 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 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. MONDAY: Boys Basketball vs.Liberty,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Soccer at Liberty,7 p.m. Heartland Christian 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. Walker MONDAY: Girls Basketball at Lake Placid,6:30 p.m. TUESDAY: Boys Basketball vs.Life Christian,7:30 p.m.; Girls Basketball vs.Life Christian,6 p.m. THURSDAY: Boys Basketball vs.City of Life,7:30 p.m.; Girls Basketball vs.City of Life, 6 p.m. Avon Park 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. MONDAY: Girls Basketball vs.Bartow,7 p.m. S S O O C C C C E E R R F FR R I I D D A A Y Y 4 4 p p . m m . NCAA Cup, Semifinal Teams TBA . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2S SA A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y 9 9 : : 5 5 5 5 a a . m m . Premier League Chelsea vs. Everton . E E S S P P N N 2 2C C O O L L L L E E G G E E B B A A S S K K E E T T B B A A L L L L S SA A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y 1 1 2 2 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Kentucky at North Carolina . . . . . . . . . . . C C B B S S 3 3 : : 1 1 5 5 p p . m m . Butler at Duke . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P NN 3 3 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Alabama at Purdue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 4 4 p p . m m . West Virginia at Miami . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . S S U U N N 5 5 : : 1 1 5 5 p p . mm . Illinois at Gonzaga . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 5 5 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . North Carolina State at Syracuse . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2C C O O L L L L E E G G E E F F O O O O T T B B A A L L L L F FR R I I D D A A Y Y 7 7 p p . m m . MAC Miami-OH vs. Northern Illinois . E E S S P P N N 2 2 1 1 0 0 : : 1 1 5 5 p p . m m . Illinois at Fresno State . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2S SA A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y N N o o o o n n Pittsburgh at Cininnati . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N N N o o o o n n Rutgers at West Virginia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A A B B C C N N o o o o n n C-USA SMU vs. Central Florida . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 3 3 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Oregon at Oregon State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A A B B C C 4 4 p p . m m . SEC Auburn vs. South Carolina . . . . . . . C C B B S S 7 7 : : 4 4 5 5 p p . m m . ACC Florida State vs. Virginia Tech . . . E E S S P P N N 8 8 pp . m m . Big 12 Nebraska vs. Oklahoma . . . . . . . A A B B C C 8 8 p p . m m . Connecticut at South Florida . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2Times, games, channels all subject to change G G O O L L F F F FR R I I D D A A Y Y 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 FS SA A T T U U R R 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 p p . m m . PGA Tour Q School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . G G O O L L F F 3 3 p p . m m . Chevron World Challenge . . . . . . . . . . . . . N N B B C C 7 7 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . LPGA Tour Championship . . . . . . . . . . G G O O L L F FN N B B A A F FR R I I D D A A Y Y 7 7 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Orlando at Detroit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . S S U U N N 8 8 p p . m m . Chicago at Boston . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 1 1 0 0 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Dallas at Utah . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N NS SA A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y 7 7 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Atlanta at Miami . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . S S U U N N 8 8 p p . m m . 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Special to the News-SunMid Florida Football & C heer Conference (MFFCC), t he governing football league o ver Sebring Youth Football a warded the Sebring Blue S treaks and Sebring T hunderbolts the 2010 A ssociation of the Year. Sebring was selected from 4 6 associations within the M id Florida football confere nce. Sebring was chosen to r eceive this award for the w ay their organization has b een run and the successes m ade during this season. Sebring Youth Football & C heer (SYF) has approxim ately 275 children particip ating in the program this y ear which consists of a pproximately 215 football p layers that make up nine f ootball teams and 60 cheerl eaders that make up six c heerleading squads. Three years ago when SYF j oined the Mid Florida C onference, SYF had so m any children express an i nterest to play so the E xecutive Board made the d ecision to form another a ssociation called the S ebring Thunderbolts in an e ffort to not turn any kids a way from the youth program. This required Assistant Coaches to step up to become Head Coaches to take on the additional four teams and parents to volunteer to assist these coaches with the new teams. These 275 participants make up two associations within youth football organization; the Sebring Blue Streaks which has five football teams and three cheer squads and Sebring Thunderbolts with four football teams and three cheer squads David Jones and Cliff Howell spent countless hours on the phone with MFFCC officials getting the new teams formed, putting together uniforms and scheduling games prior to the season beginning. It was a little rough during the first year the Thunderbolts were developed but it was well worth it to give our young men a chance to play football and be part of a team. This decision also initiated changes in how the Executive Board was structured as well. Sebring Youth Football's Executive board is currently comprised of the following: President-David Jones, VicePresidents, Bob Duncan for the Blue Streaks and Cliff Howell for the Thunderbolts, Executive Directors/League Commissioner, Wayne Albury for the Blue Streaks and Tim Hooks for the Thunderbolts, Secretary-Kay Howell, Treasurer-Amy Alcordo and the newest executive position created this season, Public Relations Director, Billie Stewart. As a support to the Executive Board, the General Board is made up of the following: Becky Grippo-Cheer Coordinator, Bronson SmithEquipment/Field Coordinator, Kim Anderson Registration Coordinator, Head Football & Cheer Coaches-Chris King, Kirby Whitehouse, Carlos Cardoso, Chris Hawthorne, Jamie Solis, Erin Leone, Monica Stone, Chantel Parris and Tiffany Slager SYF is the only organization in MFFCC that has nine teams that are run under one executive board. During this season, SYF was able to take seven out of nine football teams to a playoff contention. Five teams went on to the first round of the playoffs, two teams went on to the second round, and one team made it to the third round. Also, the SYF Cheerleaders took six squads, for the first time, to the Cheer-Off competition and the Thunderbolts Flag Cheer squad won first place in the Classic division and the Blue Streak Flag Cheer squad won second place in the Novice division. It was a true honor to receive this award and SYF is very proud of the accomplishments that the football teams and cheer squads made throughout this season. SYF strongly believes in the development of our young men and women and instilling the values of team work and sportsmanship in our day to day operations. We would also like to ta ke this opportunity to thank t he parents for supporting SY F and the players and chee rleaders. Golf HammockThe Ladies Golf Association played a Low Gross, Low Net event Wednesday, Dec. 1. The Low Gross side of the event saw Laura Kebberly and Florence Towell each come in with 93s before a match of cards gave the first-place nod to Kebberly. Taking third in Low Gross was Marian Passafume with a 95 and taking fourth was Ruth Kirk with an even 100. In the Low Net race, Trudy Stowe was first with 65, Shirley Enochs second with 68, Mary Cripps third with a 70 and Eleanor Short fourth with a 73. On Monday, Nov. 29, the Mezza group played a Scramble at the Golf Hammock Golf Course. The winning teams of Doug Haire, Pilly Parr, Janet Regan,Aaron Heidemann and Shorty Crocker, David Mulligan, Sal Sboto and Karl Mellor tied at minus 8. There was also a tie for second place at minus 7 between the teams of Jim Gulick,Bob Hughes,Tony Frances,Vince Johnstonand Pat Dell,Ken Spencer,Paul Brown and Janet Howland brought in the matching scores. Third place winners were Mike Anselm, Jim Reed, Jerry Patterson, Ralph Scharff and Jack Schell, Ed Northrup, Terry Yandle and Brad Johnston, tied at minus 6. We will be having a Scramble on the last Monday of the month at Golf Hammock. Next Monday will be a shotgun start beginning at 8:30 a.m. at Golf Hammock, please arrive early to register. For more information or to sign up, call Pete Mezza at 382-1280.Harder HallThe Ladies League played a Pro-Am Points event Monday, Nov. 29, with Kay Maher topping the field with a +8 for the day. Taking second, with +6, was Doris Cunningham, followed by Phyllis Colby's +5, Donna Maki and Nancy Jackovic's +2s and Pat Rice's +1. Getting chip-ins during the round were Phyllis Colby at #7, Plly Blumm at #12 and Carol Grimm at #8, with Doris Cunningham chipping one in for Eagle on #14.Lake June WestA Scramble was played Thursday, Dec. 2 with the team of John and Shelly Byron, Joe and Joyce Swartz, John and Sue Ruffo winning with a score of 53. Taking second, with a 54, were Pete and Mary McNamee, Dick Denhart, Margaret Schultz and Don Boulton. Ken Rowen got to 3-feet, 6-inches from #2 and John Byron to 25-feet, 11inches from #4. The Men's Association played a Best Ball event Wednesday, Dec. 1. John Byron, John Simmons, Ben Tarr and Don Boulton scored a 41 for the win, with the teams of Frank Gallagher, Mario Cappalletti, Joe Swartz, John Riley and Don Russell, and Rick Loomis, Charles Goins, Bob Knishka and Ken Raub tying for second with 42s. Swartz got to 13feet, 1-inch on #2, Ron Van Meter to 13-feet, 5-inches on #4 and Ben Tarr to 6-feet, 2inches in #8. The Ladies League was in action Monday, Nov. 29 with Margaret Schultz, Betty Billan, Laurie Lorig and Jann Mann scoring a 36 to tie for the lead with Elaine Orr, Barbara Cash and Gloria Huggett. Virginia Simmons, JaniceBarringer and Betty Kincheloe were next at 38. Billau got to 4-feet, 6-inches from #2, Barringer to 9-feet, 3-inches from #4 and Kincheloe to 5-feet, 7-inches from #8. The Lake June West Golf Club played a scramble on Thursday, Nov. 25. Winning place was the team of Doyan and Donna Eades, Ott and Maxine Wegner and Diane Roush with 51; and second place, Ron and Sylvia West, John Howarth, Vera Jones and Bill Terrell with 52. Closest to the pin: (Ladies), No. 8, Joyce Swartz, 7-feet-4-inches. (Men), No. 2, Joe Swartz, 10-feet; and No. 4, Dick Denhart, 12-feet-6-inches. The men's association played a Best Ball event on Wednesday, Nov. 24. Tying for first/second places were the teams of Ron Hesson, Pete McNamee, Joe Swartz, Walt Nagel and Ken Raub; Claude Cash, John Byron, Ward Shaw and Bob Williams with 39 each. Third place, Orville Huffman, Cal Billingsley, Don Boulton, Bill Fowler and John Ruffo with 41. Closest to the pin: No. 2, Ron West, 4-feet-11-inches; No. 4, Bob Williams, 9-feet; and No. 8, Ron West, 4-feet-3inches. The ladies association played a Best Ball event on Monday, Nov. 22. Winning first place was the team of Mary McNamee, Joyce Swartz and Barbara Cash with 39; and second place, Betty Billau, Elaine Orr, Laurie Lorig and Gloria Huggett with 40. Closest to the pin: No. 2, Barbara Cash, 21-feet-7-inches; No. 4, Helene Mellon, 20-feet-7-inches; and No. 8, Betty Billau, 15-feet-7-inches.PinecrestOn Wednesday, Nov. 24, the men's association played team and individual pro am points. Winning first place was the team of Ray Smith, Gerry Grogan and Jerry Linsley with plus-13; and second place, Bob Watkins, Bill Baker, Bob Kistler and Art Lewis with plus-9. Individual winners were: A division First place, Fred Latshaw with plus-4. Tying for second/third places were Leigh Furnal and Gary Bagwell with plus-3 each. B division Tying for first/second/third places were Len Smith, Vern Gates and Walt Peltak with plus-6 each. C division First place, Doug Hogan with plus-5. Tying for second/third/fourth/fifth places were Doug Henderson, Gerry Grogan, Chick Regan and Frank McGowan with plus3 each. D division First place, Jerry Linsley with plus-7. Tying for second/third places were Art Lewis and Paul DuBrule with plus-3 each.Placid LakesThe Men's Association played an Individual Quota Points event Wednesday, Dec. 1 with Tom Lacy coming out on top with a +9 total. John Goble was one point back at +8 while Gene Ransom, +7, and Russ Isaacs, +6, took third and fourth. Bud Snyder, Howard Ticknor and Bill Lockwood each totaled +4 to tie for fifth. Closest to the pin saw Lockwood get to 19-feet, 6-inches from #11. The Men's Association played a Two Best Balls tournament on Wednesday, Nov. 24. Tying for first/second places were the teams of Chuck Fortunato, Cody Coates, Bob McMillian and Bruce Miseno; Al LaMura, Jim McQuigg and Bill Lockwood (Blind Draw) with minus-29 each. Tying for third/fourth places were Bud Snyder, Gene Ransom and Tom Lacy (Blind Draw); Taft Green, Frank Fisher, John Goble and Wayne Wood with minus-25 each. Closest to the pin: No. 2, Jim McQuigg, 7feet-1.5-inches. The Third Annual Lake Placid Moose Lodge for Hospice Golf Tournament was held Saturday, Nov. 20 at the Placid Lakes Country Club. Field of 96 players (24-four person teams). Total donation to Hospice: $5,048. The winners were as follows: First Flight First place, Frank Duffy, Dave Alcott, Bill Norcross and Gary Pembroke; and second place, Jack Shell, Mike Ansylem, Ron McPherson and John McEachren. Second Flight First place, Rich Tufts, Bob McMillian, Darrell Horney and Sue Mackey; second place, Floyd Beers, Dick Wellman, Wanda Beers and David Roe. Third Flight First place, Von Lacy and Tom Lacy, Joan and Bob Sniffen; and second place, Ed Quattrocchi and Frank Quattrocchi, Alan Warner and Wayne Wood. Fourth Flight First place, Charlie Becker, Bill Cook, Damion Cinquino and Ken Reynolds; Rick Deasy, Greg Dunlop, Paul Murray and Jim Brady. Longest Drive: Men Frank Duffy, 292-yards; Ladies, Alice Bitzer, 167yards. Closest to the pin: Hole No. 2 Men: Gary Pembroke, 13-feet-3.5-inches; Ladies: Rose Hunter, 4-feet-3.25-inches. Hole No. 6 Men: Gene Miller, 4feet-2.5-inches; Ladies: Sue Mackey, 27-feet-6.5-inches. Hole No. 11 Men: Al Verhage, 3-feet-4-inches; and Ladies: Jeanne Ransom, 8-feet-11inches. Hole No. 13 Men: David Roe, 8-feet; and Ladies: Alice Bitzer, 5-feet2-inches.River GreensA Men's Day event was played Saturday, Nov. 27 with Lev Westdale, Tim Thomas, Ed Mosser and Lefty St. Pierre tallying a -38 for top honors. John Smutnick, Gil Heier, Johnny Wehurt and Al Farrell totaled -31 for second and Russ Rudd, Frank Conroy, Keith Kincer and Harold Kline had a -29 for third. For closest to the pin, Westdale to to 9-feet, 3-inches on #3, Conroy to 8feet, 7-inches on #5, St. Pierre to 8feet, 3-inches on #12 and Mosser to 8feet, 4-inches on #17. An Afternoon Scramble was played Friday, Nov. 26 with Don, Dale, Donnie, Laura and Jim Sisemore teaming up with Kay Conkel for the win at 19under. Taking second were Dennis Dunn, Tim Thomas, Linda Therrien, Ed Mosser and Anne and Phil Kozak at 16under. A AM Scramble was played Friday, Nov. 26 with Leo and Jeannine Persails, Len and Brenda Westdale and Jack Sayre scoring a 55 for the win. A Men's Pro-Am was played Wednesday, Nov. 24. Bob Stevens, Dave Thompson, Romy Febre and Len Westdale scored 11 points for the win, two ahead of the +9 put up by Harold Kline, Jerry Wallace, Lefty St. Pierre and Ray Knauf. Clark Austin, Joe Graf, Russ Rudd and Cliff Steele had a +3 1/2 for third. Individually, Febre won Flight A with +8 1/2, with Dave Stoddart second with +4 1/2. Flight B saw Don McDonald's +1 1/2 win it over Cecil Lemons +1 while Ed Mosser's +3 1/2 took first in Flight C over Bob Wolf's +2. Kline and Wallace tied for top honors in Flight D with +2 1/2 apiece. The Morrison Group played an event Tuesday, Nov. 23 with Tim Thomas, Harold Plagens, Bob Wolf and Ed Mosser carding a -38 for the win. Hank Winderlich, Don McDonald, Butch Smith and Fred Evans were second at -22, just ahead of the -20 posted by Cliff Steele, Gerry Page, Keith Kincer and Larry Roy for third. The Golfettes played on Tuesday, Nov. 23. Karen Speaker, Laura Smutnick, Diane Evans and Michele Koon took first with a -22, Peggy Wehint, Pat Graf, Pat Kincer and Jan Stevens were second at -22 and Sally Bmorak, Jeannie Persails, Linda Therrien and Penny Anderson were third at -18. The Limited Member Group played on Tuesday, Nov. 23. The team of Don and Dea Sherman, Ed and Judy Ward won the day's event with a -1 1/2.SpringLakeOn Tuesday, Nov. 30, the Spring Lake Men's Golf Association held an Individual Net Score (Flighted) event on the Panther Creek course. The A Flight was won by Bill Lawens with a net score of 65. Second place was taken by Bob Hinde with 66; and third place was shared by Will David and Ron Brochu with net 67s. Fourth place was taken by Edd Vowels, who shot a net 68. There was a three way tie for Fifth at 69 by Larry Miesner, Karl Olnhausen, and Jay Reeb. Dan Porter won the B Flight with a net 65.John Bozynski and John Schroeder tied for second place with 71s. Third place was shared among five guys at net 72; Red Bohanon, Ken Willey, Howard Weekley, Jack Hoerner, and Wiley Ferguson. www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, December 3, 2010Page 3B Photo courtesy of TSS Photograp hy Left to right, MFFCC President James Hogan, presents the 2010 Association of the Year award to SYF President David Jones, Thunderbolt Vice President Cliff Howell, Blue Streak Vice President Bob Duncan and Thunderbolts Executive Director Tim Hooks. Sebring Youth Football Awarded 2010 Association of the Year

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RALPH D. RUSSO Associated PressTCU coach Gary Patterson was in the same position last year, with nothing to do on championship Saturday except watch the games and hope for a result that could send his Horned Frogs to the national title game. TCU is third in the BCS standings and done with its regular season. Oregon and Auburn, the top two teams, each need one more victory to complete perfect regular seasons and lock up spots in the national championship game on Jan. 10 in Glendale, Ariz. But what if Oregon State pulls off a huge upset in Corvallis and beats the topranked Ducks in the Civil War? Or South Carolina and the head ball coach Steve Spurrier knock off Cam Newton and the secondranked Tigers? Let's see the possibilities. Oregon loses, Auburn wins. This is easy. Losing to a 6-6 team on the last day of the regular season would be inexcusable and the Ducks would be tossed out of the BCS championship game. TCU would be a lock to move into that spot, despite the objections of teams like Stanford (fourth in the BCS standings) and Wisconsin (fifth). Auburn loses, Oregon wins. Not so easy. It's the great debate that has held college football hostage this season. TCU (or Boise State) were never going to jump ahead of undefeated teams from the power conferences. The real question is: Does a one-loss Southeastern Conference team belong in the title game instead of an unbeaten BCS buster? If Auburn had lost a regular-season game, and finished 12-1 with an SEC championship, poll voters might have had time to forget about the one setback or dismiss it. If the Tigers lose to the Gamecocks on Saturday, they won't even be conference champions. "Is their reward to play for a better title against a better team?" BCS analyst Jerry Palm asked. Well, ultimately it comes down to the voters in the coaches'and Harris polls, because even a loss to South Carolina could leave Auburn ahead of TCU in the computer rankings. And if Auburn does lose, by how much matters. A close loss could keep the door, while a double-digit loss puts the Tigers in big trouble. Auburn and Oregon both lose. Now the fun really starts. Only once, in 2007, have the top two teams in the BCS standings lost on championship weekend. TCU would be a lock, but who would the Frogs play? Stanford is fourth in the BCS standings, but the Cardinal lost to the Ducks Instead of choosin g between the two Pac-1 0 teams with the same recor d, voters might go with fift hplace Wisconsin. The problem with that is, if the one-loss teams a re stacked up against ea ch other, Auburn has the be st resume. The Tigers ha ve five victories against team s in the BCS top 25. Orego n has two, while Stanfor d, Wisconsin, Michigan Sta te and Boise State each ha ve one. Ohio State? Zip. TCU also has one. Page 4BNews-SunFriday, December 3, 2010www.newssun.com CUSTOMORDERS AVAILABLEBEST SELECTION BEST QUALITY BEST PRICE€ Aluminum € PVC Sets € Wicker Sets € Bars & Bar Stools € Glider Chairs € Swivel Chairs € Outdoor Rugs € Outdoor Fireplaces € Umbrellas € Gas Fire Pits NEW STOCK JUST ARRIVED! a.m. The weekend schedule is punctuated by an elegant awards banquet for competitors on Saturday evening at the Four Points by Sheraton Chateau Elan, where five Rolex watches will be presented to special award winners. Fans will find plenty of family entertainment beyond track activities at Sebring. Local classic rock band Slickwilly will fill the paddock with live music on Saturday and Sunday. Featured marque Jaguar will have a ride-and-drive experience, complete with autocross, for spectators to test the latest Jaguar models. Spectators are even welcome to drive their own cars on the legendary Sebring circuit by purchasing track touring passes. Fan forums scheduled for the lunch hour on Saturday will give attendees the opportunity to interact with Rahal and Redman. Both driving legends will also be present at a Sunday autograph session, along with Bundy, a star of 1980s sports car racing who drove for teams such as Group 44 and Hendrick Motorsports. Fans are encouraged to walk the grid during opening ceremonies at 1:05 p.m. on Sunday, prior to the Thunder and Lightning race. "We strive to make our events an enjoyable experience for a wide spectrum of fans," Historic Motorsports Productions President Rena Shanaman said. "From the avid racing enthusiast to the casual fan, Legends of Motorsports will have something for everyone this weekend at Sebring. We especially look forward to a strong turnout from the local car clubs who will be representing their favorite car brands in corrals throughout the paddock." Tickets for Legends of Motorsports at Sebring International Raceway can be purchased at the gate or at www.sebringraceway.co m or by calling 1-800-62 6RACE. Tickets are priced at $15 for Friday, $20 f or Saturday, $25 for Sunday or $45 for a three-day pass. Track touring passes, c ar corral packages, Legen ds Club hospitality passes an d parking are also availab le for purchase. All tickets include acce ss to the paddock. Children 12 and under a re free with a ticketed adult. For a full schedule of events, entry list and add itional information, vis it www.legendsofmoto rsports.com Continued from 1B Now that the hot days are g one, its time to get out on t he water. These are the last t wo weekend trips of the y ear: Saturday, Dec. 4, 9 a.m. Arbuckle Creek/Istokpoga P ark in the Morning Saturday, Dec. 11, 2 p.m. Arbuckle Creek/Istokpoga Park in the A fternoon We will meet and l aunch at Istokpoga P ark off of Hwy 98 e ast of Spring L ake. We will h ead out o n the l ake and w iggle our w ay up on Arbuckle Creek to o ur favorite stop and then b ack to Lake Istokpoga Park. Aperfect trip to bring out t he kids (bring lunch/snacks) If you have never kayaked b efore, this is the perfect trip for first timers. Avery easy, slow-paced 6 mile trip (approx 3 hrs) through one of the most beautiful waterways in the area. Different types of birds are typically present this time of the year. The last couple of times we were there, an actual monkey was spotted and he invited himself on the kayak for a snack. Too cool! $39 per person single or tandem kayak $19 per person bringing their own kayak To register, please call 202-0815 or email SebringKayakTours@yahoo. com. Sebring Kayak Tours d etermination and fast hands. Tenoroc's Brandon Moore, a junior, was the only Titan in d oubles, showing that he c ould hit inside or out for his 1 3 points. The win pushes the Devils i nto a 2-0 overall record, 1-0 i n District 9-2Aplay, but d oes not have the glitz that C lemons wants from last y ear's Final Four team. "It was ugly, but a win's a w in. We have a lot of basketb all to play, and we have a lot o f things to really work on," h e said. "Tenoroc will be the t eam to beat later in the seas on, and they will get better a s time goes on. We need to g et better as well." "We put it together near t he end, the Lord blessed us, a nd God smiled on us. We n eed to learn to take our time, d o our stuff," Clemons cont inued. "The best thing that happened to us was the little spanking that Haines City gave us in the pre-season. It showed that teams are showing up to play basketball when they face us. We need to just get over the hype and play our style of basketball." They look to get more into their style of play with tonights game at Lake Placid, in another district contest, before hitting the road for a 6 p.m. Saturday contest at Charlotte. Continued from 1B AP heads to LP tonight We just need to get over the hype and play our style of basketball.'LUTHER CLEMONS Avon Park head coach a nd Matt is really making big s trides in his improvement," H arris said. "It's just a matter o f getting the time in, everyo ne getting back into the flow." Sebring next takes the court tonight with a visit to Winter Haven and Monday when they host Liberty, both district contests. Continued from 1B Sebring at Winter Haven Rahal ushers in holiday season in Sebring News-Sun file photo by BETH BALDRIDGE Reggie Baker added 13 points to the offensive effort in the Red Devils district win over Tenoroc Tuesday. 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. 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www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, December 3, 2010Page 5B Pool Enclosures & Rescreening Screen Rooms „ Vinyl & Glass RoomBobby Lee Aluminum Inc.863-453-254345 N.Central Ave.,Avon Park SERVING HIGHLANDS, HARDEE & POLK COUNTIESLicensed & Insured HC 01918 Rescreen Your Pool Enclosure or Screen Room COUPONREQUIRED CEILINGS 85¢ per sq. ft. (Reg. $1.10)WALLS 75¢ per sq. ft. (Reg. $1.00)Some restrictions apply. Not valid with any other offer. EXPIRES 11/30/10 Phifer Screen 64 WEST COLLISION REPAIR863-453-5445Avon Park € 2215 SR 64Wwww.64westcollisionrepair.com FREE ESTIMATES COMPLETEAUTO BODY REPAIRAND PAINTAll Insurance Companies Welcome AVON PARK BINGO1091 W. Main St., Avon Park € 863-453-2727 (Corner of SR 64 & US 27) 7 NIGHTS A WEEK! MATINEE SUN & WED ELECTRONICPOWER TOUCH HEALTHYLIVING By ALAN SCHER ZAGIER Associated PressFORTLEONARD WOOD, Mo. N ew soldiers expecting Army drill serg eants to bust their chops over poor post ure or a wayward gaze may instead w ant to avoid a more modern military t ransgression: relying on fast food for s ustenance. The U.S. Army plans to get new r ecruits into better shape with a r evamped approach to health, fitness a nd diet at basic training. The most visible changes will be seen i n mess halls, where milk and juice disp ensers will replace soda fountains and w hole grains will be substituted for w hite bread and pasta. Army leaders unveiled the new a pproach Wednesday at Missouri's Fort L eonard Wood. It's the first substantial c hange to basic fitness training in the A rmy in decades. "We are seeing many soldiers enteri ng our profession who need phased c onditioning methods and improved n utritional habits," said Lt. Gen. Mark H ertling, of the Army's Training and D octrine Command. "This is not (just) an Army problem," h e said. "This is a civilian problem that w e're receiving, and fixing." The "soldier athlete" initiative is d esigned to prepare new recruits with t raining methods similar to those o ffered to elite athletes preparing for c ompetition including greater use of a thletic trainers, physical therapists and s trength and conditioning coaches. That means more attention on injury p revention, flexibility and mobility, c oordination and aerobic endurance, as w ell as healthy eating. Drill sergeants w ill include one-hour sessions on perf ormance nutrition in addition to their t raditional responsibilities. And outdate d exercises such as bayonet drills are b eing replaced with core strength worko uts more commonly found in the aerob ics studio than the battlefield. The changes were on display W ednesday at the 787th Military Police B attalion's dining hall, where colorc oded food labels differentiated highn utrient, protein-laden breakfast items f rom calorie-filled, energy-sapping c hoices. Sugary cereals and biscuits topped w ith sausage gravy were among the c hoices. But so were scoops of sunf lower seeds, cottage cheese, salsa, y ogurt and granola bars. As troops passed, drill sergeants kept c lose watch on their demeanor and comp ortment. They also didn't hesitate to c all out soldiers who didn't include e nough fruit on their plates, or who opted for two cups of coffee but didn't include a glass of water to remain hydrated. "We've changed from feeding soldiers to fueling the tactical athlete," said Hertling, a former college athlete who continues to compete in triathlons. Staff sergeant Travis Bammer said he begins to notice a difference in troop's physical performance and mental acuity after roughly five weeks under the improved nutritional regimen. "They have never been told how to properly eat," he said. "They think they can eat a candy bar for energy." Hertling and other officials emphasized the need to decisively respond to civilian trends in diet and health brought into the military by new troops. More than 60 percent require immediate dental care before they can enter combat. Female recruits report high levels of iron deficiency. And approximately 25 percent of soldiers entering basic training come with little or no organized physical training, whether team sports or even a high school physical education class. The Army is gradually rolling out the new program at its five training installations Fort Leonard Wood; Fort Sill, Okla.; Fort Benning, Ga.; Fort Jackson, S.C.; and Fort Knox, Ky. The menu changes should be in place by February. While the changes for now will be limited to basic and advanced training sites, Army brass are watching the developments closely, Hertling said. "We're trying to change a culture," he said. Army leaders report fewer injuries and higher scores on physical fitness tests at bases where the new program has been tested. MCTphoto In addition to the traditional ways of improving fitness in Army training, big changes to the way soldiers eat are being implemented at bases around the world. Army fighting fat, embracing health foods and fitness Prostate Support Group to meet Dec. 10SEBRING The Prostate Support Group for Prostate Cancer, BPH, and Prostatitis is meeting from 1-2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 10 at Primerica. Dr. Stephanie L. Rapke, a radiation oncologist, will be the speaker. Primerica (4208 Sebring Parkway) is east of Ruby Tuesday Restaurant on Sebring Parkway and is just west of Alligator Pack and Ship. Primerica is also directly north across Sebring Parkway from Homer's Restaurant. The group meets the second Friday of every month. E-mail Dr.Hennenfent@gmail.com or call 863-800-0039 for additional information. Parkinson Support 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.Ace Homecare has community outreach eventsAce Homecare community outreach events for next week include: Monday, 8 a.m., Health Fair, Brookside Bluffs, State Road 17, Zolfo Springs; 10:30 a.m., Health Fair, NuHope Elder Services, 310 N. 8th Ave, Wauchula; 11 a.m., Health Fair, Forest Glades, Townsend Street, Wauchula; and 1 p.m., Caregivers Support Group, Crown Pointe Assisted Living Community, Sun 'N Lake Boulevard, Sebring. Tuesday, 10:30 a.m., Health Fair, Fair Havens Apartments, Spinks Road, Sebring; 1 p.m., Health Fair, Groves, behind Sebring Diner, U.S. 27, Sebring. Wednesday, 8 a.m., Health Fair, Neibert's, U. S. 98, Lake Placid; 9 a.m., Health Fair, Palm Estates U.S. 98, Lorida; 11 a.m., Health Fair, Thornbury Apartments, Chelsea Street, Lake Placid. Friday, Dec. 10, 7 a.m ., Health Fair, ARC Residence, Pleasant Stree t, Avon Park; 9 a.m., Health Fair, Avon Park Meal Site Main Street, Avon Park; 1 1 a.m., Health Fair, the Palms Apartments, Hal McRae, Avon Park.Amplified telephones distributionSEBRING Hearing Impaired Persons will dis tribute amplified telephones to Florida residen ts who have a hearing or speech loss, in the confer ence room at Nu-Hope Elder Care Services, 6414 U.S. 27 South from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 16. By appointment only. Call (941) 743-8347.Low Vision Information Group meets Dec. 15SEBRING The Low Vision Information Group hosted by H.A.L.L.O., wi ll meet at 1 p.m. Wednesday Dec.15 at The Groves at Victoria Park, 2010 Villag e Grove Blvd. (just south o f Highlands Regional Medical Center turn at the Sebring Diner). Guest speaker will be Niki Kissel, visual rehab therapist, from the Lighthouse of Manasota. Kissel will display all types of visual aid products that can enhance the skills for people living with problems of low or n o vision. The products, including talking items, will be for sale also. For more information o n the group, call HALLO a t 385-1196, e-mail halloinc@embarqmail.com o r write H.A.L.L.O., P.O. Bo x 7082, Sebring, FL33872. The group will meet on th e third Wednesday of each month at 1 p.m. until March 2011. Snapshots Associated PressNEWYORK Fewer t han half of Americans have h ad an AIDS test since g uidelines were expanded to i nclude routine screening, a ccording to a government r eport released Tuesday. Last year, an estimated 45 p ercent of Americans ages 1 8 to 64 reported they've h ad an HIVtest at least once i n their lives, up from 40 p ercent in 2006. That's an i ncrease of 11 million people t o 83 million people who h ave ever been screened, the C enters for Disease Control a nd Prevention reported in A tlanta. CDC director Dr. Thomas F rieden said the increase w as significant and encoura ging, while one outside expert called it disappointing. "The numbers show that progress is possible. They also show how much more progress is needed," Frieden said during a teleconference. In 2006, the CDC urged routine testing for everyone ages 13 to 64, even if they're not in high-risk groups. For those at high risk, including gay men and intravenous drug users, annual testing is recommended. Because more people are getting tested, Frieden said, fewer people are being diagnosed late with HIV. In 2007, about a third of infections were discovered late, an improvement from 37 percent diagnosed earlier in the decade. Frieden said those cases are often only detected when the disease has progressed to AIDS. AIDS drugs lower the amount of virus and are more effective when given earlier. People who know they are infected are more likely to take steps to prevent spreading it, Frieden said. He said 28 percent of those at high risk have never been tested. "If you don't know your HIVstatus, you can't effectively protect yourself and your partners," he said. The CDC estimates that about 1.1 million Americans have HIV, but about 20 percent don't know it. About 56,000 new infections occur each year in the U.S. Fewer than half of Americans have had HIVtest, study shows Associated PressWASHINGTON Food safety legislation that passed the Senate by a commanding margin is now threatened by a procedural snafu that could give Republicans opportunity to block it. The largely bipartisan Senate bill appeared to be headed for quick passage in the House, which would have sent it to President Barack Obama's desk. But House Democrats said Wednesday that it contains fees that are considered tax provisions, which under congressional rules supposed to originate in the House. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., chided the Senate for making the mistake and said the House is trying to find a way to resolve the issue in the few remaining days of the congressional session. "The Senate knows this rule and should follow this rule," he said. The $1.4 billion bill passed the Senate 73-25 on Tuesday. It would increase Food and Drug Administration inspections of food facilities, place stricter standards on imported foods and give the agency broader authority to order a recall. Supporters say passage is critical after widespread outbreaks of salmonella and E. coli in peanuts, eggs and produce. No matter how Democratic leaders plan to proceed, the bill could now run into a number of obstacles as Republicans may attempt to block it. Senate Republicans threatened Wednesday to block all other legislatio n until expiring tax cuts a re extended and a bill is pass ed to fund the federal gover nment. That would inclu de the food safety legislation. Supporters of the foo d safety bill would also ha ve to find a way to circumve nt Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okl a., who has blocked the legisl ation several times over co st issues. Democrats final ly passed the bill this we ek after holding multiple proc edural votes designed to ove rride Coburn's objections. It is unclear ho w Democrats will resolve t he issue. ASenate aide said t he problem was caused by a misunderstanding betwe en Senate and House floor sta ff. Hoyer said the House m ay try to proceed by adding t he food safety legislation to another bill. Snafu could stall food safety bill

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Speical to the News-SunJorge J. Dorta-Douque, M .D. joined Peace River C enter as medical director on S ept. 13. He holds a bachelor o f science in psychology f rom the University of Miami i n 1983 and was graduated f rom the University of South F lorida College of Medicine i n 1987. Dorta-Douque comp leted his residency at J ackson Memorial Hospital i n Miami. Board certified with a spec ialty in child and adolescent p sychiatry, Dorta-Douque m ost recently served as medi cal director for Central F lorida Behavioral Hospital. E mployed by Winter Haven H ospital for more than 14 y ears, he served 10 years as m edical director for the B ehavioral Health Division, p reviously known as the C enter for Psychiatry. DortaD ouque's earlier experience i ncludes psychiatric consulti ng for the mobile Crisis S tabilization Unit treating v ictims of Hurricane Andrew a nd operating a private pract ice in child, adolescent and a dult psychiatry. Dorta-Douque oversees medical services offered by Peace River Center including the 30-bed Crisis Stabilization and the Short Term Residential Treatment facility in Bartow. He also treats patients in the Center's Lakeland outpatient clinic. Peace River Center, a community mental health organization, serves Highlands, Hardee and Polk counties providing both inpatient and outpatient behavioral health services and domestic violence and rape crisis programs. DearPharmacist: I dread h oliday meals. There's so m uch great food, and it's so h ard to resist. Is there any g ood news in the midst of t his orgy of over-indulg ence? A.F., Denver Answer: Yes, the spices o f the holiday season are g ood for you, but rule numb er one is resist that urge to o vereat. Instead, concentrate o n really enjoying foods that a re healthy for you and limit y our sweet, high-calorie i ndulgences to just a few. I 'm not going to tell you that y ou can't have a piece of p umpkin pie. I'm not an o gre, after all. Have just one p iece, though, not half a pie. Let's take a closer look at t hat pumpkin pie, because t he squash-like vegetable b oasts a treasure trove of n utrients, including betac arotene, a powerful eyel oving nutrient. And cinnam on, the spice that makes t he pie smell so wonderful, p acks such a good-for-you p unch that we could easily c lassify it as a healing herb. L et's focus on cinnamon n ow. Researchers have long k nown about its anti-microb ial properties, but in recent years several scientific studies have shown that it can have a positive impact on blood sugar. Yep! That's right. If you have either pre-diabetes or diabetes, cinnamon is so helpful that you should consider adding it to your diet more frequently (in pill form, not the pie.) In a 2007 Swedish study, participants were given either plain rice pudding or rice pudding containing cinnamon. Researchers found that the blood sugar response in those receiving the cinnamon-laced pudding was lower and their "gastric emptying time" was delayed. So the pudding basically stayed with them longer and it did not spike their blood sugar. Delish! Quite a few studies show that cinnamon helps with blood sugar, actually. I just like this one because it really shows that including cinnamon with a sweet treat helps your body deal with it better. Research has also shown that cinnamon reduces inflammation, eases digestion and protects your cells from free radical assault. Other savory benefits include it's ability to reduce cholesterol and blood pressure. Whether you take cinnamon as a supplement or not, do keep a shaker of this spice on hand in your kitchen and challenge yourself to find new ways to use it. Everyone knows it's good on apple sauce, but it's also perfect on sliced bananas, peaches, papaya and pears. Put it on top of hot cereal, a handful of walnuts, black currants, raisins or apricots. Hot, mulled cider is a special holiday treat and easy to make. Pour a big bottle of apple cider into a pan with a few sticks of cinnamon (broken into 1 inch pieces) along with one-quarter teaspoon nutmeg and about five to eight whole cloves. Simmer the liquid gently for at least five minutes before straining it. Let the sipping begin. Yum! Suzy Cohen is a registered pharmacist and the author of The 24-Hour Pharmacist' and Real Solutions.' For more information, visit www. DearPharmacist. com. This information is not intended to treat, diagnose or cure your condition. Page 6BNews-SunFriday, December 3, 2010www.newssun.com Lakeshore Car Wash 991USHwy27NorthSebring (863) 471-9274 LubeOil&Filter $22. 95 YourFullService Wash&DetailCenterŽ Some Risks Are Worth Taking. Your Health Isnt One of Them. First, 32 people die every day of skin cancer in the USA. Second, most skin cancer deaths are preventable. Therefore, forgiveness is the chance to prevent skin cancer with a Dermatology skin exam. Therefore, forgiveness is the Lord offering you free will to not be a statistic. SAVE YOUR OWN LIFE. OR LET US DO IT FOR YOU.Darrin A. Rotman, M. D. Julie L. Iellimo, P. A. C. Jennifer A. Wolf, P. A. C.863-386-0786Darrin A. Rotman, M.D. € 126 Bed Inpatient, Acute Care Hospital € 16 Bed Intensive Care Unit € New 13 Bed Emergency Department with fully integrated Electronic Medical Records at each Bedside € 12 Bed Ambulatory Care Center € 7 Labor Delivery Recovery Postpartum (LDRP) Beds in the OB Unit € Our newly transformed digitally integrated Operating Rooms featuring state of the art Smart ORsŽ consist of “ve suites … one cysto room and four major suites as well as two Endoscopy Suites. € Cardiac Catheterization Lab € Vascular Care Unit with focus on dialysis, “stula, and shunt revisions € Outreach Laboratory with extended hours and accredited by CAP and AABB € CT Scanner, MRI, PET CT Scanner, and fully functional PACS System € New Sleep Center offering week-end appointments. Three Board Certified Physicians. Beautiful appointed comfort rooms, group support and follow ups. € Coming Soon New Digital Mammography Center € Highlands Medical Group, A Medical Practice that includes 14 physicians and 10 locations in Sebring and Lake Placid serving Highlands County. Specialties include: Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, OB/GYN, Orthopedics, Urology, General Surgery and Vascular Surgery. For more information or to schedule an appointment (863) 471-9964. € The Wound Care Center 7200 South George Boulevard, Sebring. The Center is staffed with a unique team of doctors and nurses all dedicated to the healing of Chronic Wounds. For more information (863) 382-2032. No referral necessary. € Highlands Regional Rehabilitative Services Out-patient Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy, 3345 Medical Hill Road, Sebring. For more information (863) 471-6336. Life is about making choicesƒ Shouldnt they all be this easy? 3600 Highlands Avenue, Sebring 863-385-6101 www.highlandsregional.com Exclusively Available at Highlands Regional Medical CenterExtra Fast, Extra Easy, Extra Great Emergency Care HEALTHYLIVING Follow the News-Sun on www.twitter.com/thenewssun www.facebook.com/newssun Give thanks for cinnamon and all its health benefits Dear Pharmacist Suzy Cohen Peace River Center announces new medical director The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN

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Special to the News-SunEvery year, there are new p rescription drug and health p lan coverage choices availa ble to people with Medicare. O pen Enrollment is the time o f year when current or n ewly-eligible Medicare bene ficiaries, including people w ith original Medicare, can r eview their current health or p rescription drug plans, comp are the plans to other o ptions, and choose the plans t hat best meet their current n eeds. There's never been a bett er time to check out M edicare coverage. With the n ew health care law, there are n ew benefits available to p eople with Medicare, i ncluding lower prescription c osts, wellness checkups and p reventive care. The new law a lso provides better ways to p rotect beneficiaries from f raud, making Medicare s tronger for all of us and for f uture generations. Take advantage of Open E nrollment through Dec. 3 1 and be sure to compare c urrent plans with new plan o fferings, as well as learn a bout the new benefits that a re available. People with M edicare may find a way to s ave money, get better covera ge, or both. Medicare has s everal ways to ensure people g et the information to help in d eciding what kind of covera ge works best, including: Visit www.medicare. g ov, where you can get a pers onalized comparison of the c osts and coverage of the p lans available in your area. Call 1-800-MEDICARE ( 1-800-633-4227) 24-hours a d ay/7 days a week to find out m ore about your coverage o ptions. TTYusers should call 1-877-486-2048. Review the 2011 Medicare & You handbook. It is mailed to beneficiaries in October. Get one-on-one help from your State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP). Local SHIPcontact information can be found online at: www.medicare.gov/contacts/organization-search-criteria.aspx Look on the back of your Medicare & You 2011 handbook or; Call Medicare at 1-800MEDICARE (1-800-6334227; TTY, 1-877-486-2048) Medicare has a program to help pay for prescription drugs for those with a limited income. To find out if you qualify, visit www.socialsecurity.gov or call 1-800-7721213 and ask about "Extra Help" program. More information is available at www.healthcare.gov. Medicare Open Enrollment goes through Dec. 31 www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, December 3, 2010Page 7B 130 S. Commerce Ave. Sebring, Florida863-385-3497Mon. Fri. 9am 4pm Closed Wednesdays 100% INVISIBLE100% amazing Largest American made hearing aid company The only 100% custom, invisible, digital and fully programmable hearing aid. Deep Canal aid with Comfort Fit Designed to be removed daily to promote better ear health Virtually no whistling or buzzing Natural sounding Custom designed for your ear Works great on the phone LIVING BRINGS IT IN. WE TAKE IT OUT.Call for Our Weekly Specials.AVON PARK 452-5800 SEBRING 382-3363 LAKE PLACID 465-1530 Contact Usƒ By Phone (863) 385-6155 By Mail 2227 US Hwy 27S Sebring, FL 33870 By E-Mail www.newssun.com/contact/ HEALTHYLIVING RELIGION ARAContentWhen the holiday hubbub h its your family, it can hit h ard. The stress of organizing a family gathering, dealing w ith mall crowds while shopp ing for gifts and trying to k eep your budget balanced c an make it challenging to e njoy the holiday season. If the stress is starting to w ear you down, try these s imple ways to relieve anxie ty so you can enjoy the holi days with relaxed shoulders a nd a smile on your face: Book an appointment f or a massage. Tense should ers and gritted teeth are s igns that you're experienci ng holiday stress which can l eave your body feeling achy a nd tired. Amassage can help e ase tension so you can relax, u nwind and face the chall enges with renewed energy. O n a budget? Pick up some s oothing bath gels and a s cented aromatherapy candle a nd create a spa experience i n the comfort of your own b athroom. Book a hotel for your o ut-of-town guests. The a dded stress of housing f riends and relatives can reall y pile up. Hilton Garden Inn h as adjustable Garden Sleep S ystem beds that conform to t he body, cradling your neck, b ack, legs and spine for press ure-free sleep. Agood n ight's sleep ensures your o ut-of-town guests will be w ell-rested for the holiday f estivities ahead, and you'll h ave more freedom at home t o prepare. They can also use t he fitness centers or check o ut the stay fit kits available a t the front desk for in-room w orkouts. Most importantly, t hey're out of your hair. Organize a potluck fami ly gathering. If you're in c harge of cooking your famil y's holiday meal this year, a sk your guests to bring their f avorite dish so you don't have to shoulder the entire meal. It gives you less responsibility in the kitchen and the opportunity for your guests to share their signature recipes. Make sure you assign dishes so you don't end up with several salads and no dessert. Spend time organizing and prioritizing your holiday shopping list in advance so you don't waste time wandering aimlessly through department stores, which can often create anxiety. Even better, try to knock out your holiday shopping online. You can do it in your PJs and slippers, and many websites offer free holiday shipping. Taking time to enjoy the holiday season is important for staying sane and truly savoring the time you have with your friends and family. With relaxed shoulders, a smile and a carefree attitude, you'll be empowered to tackle the anxiety and stress of the holiday season. Make your holidays brighter by tackling seasonal stress ARAContent Booking a hotel for out-of-town guests is one way to reduce your holiday stress level. Each Thanksgiving, we take time to gather with family, indulge our appetites on turkey, dressing, and pumpkin pie. We entertain ourselves with football and enjoy the great outdoors. But what about the purpose for observing this holiday? Like Christmas and Easter, we have totally commercialized this time, which is to be focused on God. What happened to our gratitude and appreciation for God's blessings in our lives? The Bible says, "O give thanks unto the LORD, for he is good." Materialistic mania has taken over another sacred holiday. It seems now that Thanksgiving has just become the day before Black Friday. It seems that the typical American is more interested in making a list for shopping rather than a list of things for which he is thankful. It seems as though we are never content with what we have, and we endlessly pursue more. But as Jesus taught, possessions is not what life is about. Consider Christ's words in Luke 12:15, "And he said unto them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man's life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth." The things for which we should be thankful to God for have instead become idols in our lives. In Ephesians 5, we see that covetousness is idolatry. We have replaced the Creator with the creation. So why are we blessed? Is there a reason we have been given so much? I personally have had a special Thanksgiving. Adear elderly man who attends a Bible study I teach wanted to do something special for my family. Last Tuesday, we met at a car dealership and he wrote out a check for a 2010 Grand Caravan. This was an answer to prayer as it was an immediate need. To God be the glory for touching this dear man's heart to bless us. But as I reflect on this gift, I am excited to know I have a God that cares for me this much. The object of my love is God, not the new van. The thanks and honor belongs to God. Yes, there is a reason for why God blesses us. It is not so we can hoard our possessions and selfishly keep them for ourselves. We are not simply to be th e recipients of a gift, but rather a conduit to bless others for God's glory. Everything God does on our behalf is that He migh t get the praise and glory. W e have been saved by God's grace that we may tell oth ers here locally as well as others globally. God want s all men to know Him personally. As Americans, we are blessed materialistically more than any other natio n. If you make $10,000 a yea r, you make more than 85 percent of the world. If yo u make $50,000 you have a greater income than 99 pe rcent of the world's popula tion. Now what are you doing with what you have ? Are you content with wha t God has given you? Or ar e you planning and pursuing to heap more lavish luxuries upon yourself? Consider why God has blessed you. Don't let the blessings end with you bu t pray and ask God how you may reach out through you r church to help a homeless family or a starving community in this world for God's glory. God has blessed you that you may bless others in Jesus'nam e. Luke Knickerbocker is the pastor of Bethel Baptist Church, 216 E. Park St. E-mail him at knickprint@yahoo.com. The church Web site is visitbethelbaptist.com. There is a reason God blesses us Timeless Treasure Luke Knickerbocker

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Page 8BNews-SunFriday, December 3, 2010www.newssun.com Places to Worship is a paid advertisement in the News-Sunthat is published Friday and Sunday. To find out more information on how to place a listing in this directory, call the NewsSunat 385-6155, ext. 502. APOSTOLIC Greater Faith Apostolic Church, 24 Rainer Drive, Lake Placid, FL33852. invites you to come worship with us in spirit and truth at 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sunday, and at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. For information contact 840-0152. Pastor Larry Carmody. ASSEMBLY OF GOD Christ Fellowship Church (Assembly of God), 2935 New Life Way. Bearing His Name; Preaching His Doctrine; and Awaiting His Coming. "Worshiping God in Spirit and in Truth." Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10 a.m.; Evening Worship, 5 p.m. Wednesday: Worship, 7 p.m. Pastor Eugene Haas. Phone 4710924. Crossroads Community Church 114 South Central Ave., Avon Park, FL33825. Phone: 4534453. Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday Children's Church: 10:45 a.m. Wednesday Adult Bible Study and Youth/Royal Explorers, 7 p.m. Pastor: John E. Dumas. First Assembly of God, 4301 Kenilworth Blvd., Sebring. The Rev. Wilmont McCrary, pastor. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship and KIDS Church, 11 a.m.; Evening Worship, 7 p.m. Wednesday Family Night, (Adult Bible Study), LIFE Youth Group, Royal Rangers, Missionettes, 7:30 p.m. Phone 385-6431. BAPTIST Avon Park Lakes Baptist Church, 2600 N. Highlands Blvd., AvonPark, FL33825. George Hall, Pastor. Christ centered and biblically based. Sunday worship services, 8:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nursery facilities are available. Bible studies at 9:45 a.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Wednesday. Prayer Time 6 p.m. on Wednesday. Bible classes at 9:45 a.m. are centered for all ages. Choir practice at 5 p.m. Sunday. Church phone: 452-6556. Bethany Baptist Church (GARBC) We are located at the corner of SR17 and C-17A(truck route) in Avon Park. Join us Sunday morning at 9:00 AM for coffee and doughnuts, followed with Sunday School for all ages at 9:30. Sunday morning worship service begins at 10:30 a.m., andevening worship service is at 6 p.m.On Wednesdays, the Word of Life teen ministry and the Catylist class (20's+) begin at 6:30 PM. The adult Bible and Prayer Time begins at 7 p.m. For more information go to www.bethanybaptistap.com or call the church office at 863-452-1136. Faith Missionary Baptist Church, off State Road 17 North of Sebring at 1708 LaGrange Ave. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday Service, 7 p.m. Deaf interpretation available. Ken Lambert, Pastor. Phone 386-5055. Fellowship Baptist Church, 1000 Maxwell St., AvonPark, FL 33825. Sunday: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday: Evening Service, 7 p.m.; Children/Youth, 7 p.m. Telephone: 453-4256. Fax: 453-6986. E-mail: office@apfellow ship.org; Web site,www.apfellow ship.org. First Baptist Church ofAvon Park 100 N. Lake Ave., Avon Park. Rev. Jon Beck, pastor; Jared Hewitt, youth minister; and Joy Loomis, music director. Regular Sunday schedule: 8:30 a.m. Orchestra rehearsal; 9 a.m. Library open; 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 11 a.m. Morning Worship; 11 a.m. Children's Church; 4 p.m. Evening Service. Tuesday schedule: 8-10 a.m., basic computer class/Sonshine House; 7-9 p.m. conversational English and citizenship classes/Sonshine House. Regular Wednesday schedule: 5:15 p.m. Family Night Supper; 6 p.m. Bible Study and Prayer; 6 p.m. Adult Choir Practice; 6:30 p.m. children's choir rehearsals; 7 p.m. children's mission groups. Call 4536681 for details. Primera Mision Bautista, 100 N. Lake Ave., Avon Park, Johnattan Soltero, Pastor. Regular Sunday schedule: 10 a.m., Bible Study; 11 a.m., Worship Service. Wednesday schedule: 7 p.m., Bible study. First Baptist Church of Lake Josephine, 111 Lake Josephine Drive, Sebring (just off U.S. 27 midway between Sebring and Lake Placid). Your place for family, friends and faith. Sunday morning worship service is 11 a.m. Nursery is provided for both services with Children's Church at 11 a.m. Life changing Bible Study for all ages starts at 9:45 a.m. Associate Pastor Allen Altvater leads the youth in their quest to become more like Christ. Sunday night worship at 6 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study and Prayer meeting at 7 p.m. along with youth worship in the youth facility, and missions training for all children. Call the church at 655-1524. First Baptist Church of Lake Placid, Knowing God's Heart and Sharing God's Hope, 119 E. Royal Palm Street. (2 blocks south of Interlake Blvd) Lake Placid, FL 33852 (863) 465-3721, Email: www.fbclp.com. Pastor Brett Morey, senior pastor. Sunday services Traditional Service 9 a.m., Contemporary Service 10:30 a.m. Link Groups at 9 and 10:30 a..m., Senior Sunday Night and Sunday Evening Bible study at 6 p.m. Wednesday Activities: Family dinner at 5 p.m. ($3 per person, reservations required). Adult-LifeSource classes, prayer meeting, Youth Intersections, and Kids K-5MaxKidz Extreme meet at 6:15 p.m. Men meet at 8 a.m. every Tuesday for prayer breakfast and women's prayer breakfast is at 8 a.m. every Wednesday, both at the Family Restaurant. First Baptist Church of Lorida located right on U.S. 98 in Lorida. Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m. for all ages. Sunday worship services are at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Preschool care is provided at the 11 a.m. worship service. Wednesday evening Bible Study and Prayer meeting is at 6:30 p.m., followed by adult choir rehearsal. From September to May our youth group meets. First Lorida is the "Place to discover God's love." For more information about the church or the ministries offered, call 6551878. First Baptist Church, Sebring, 200 East Center Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. Telephone: 385-5154. Dr. David E. Richardson, senior pastor; Rev. Joe Delph, minister of youth and activities. Contemporary Service, 8:30 a.m.; Group Bible Studies, 9:45 a.m.; Traditional Worship, 11 a.m.; Mision Buatista Hispana, 2 p.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs at the ROC begin 5:30 p.m., at church begin 6:30 p.m. Preschool and Mother's Day Out for children age 6 weeks to 5 years old. Becky Gotsch, director. Call 385-4704. Florida Avenue Baptist Church, 401 S. Florida Ave., Avon Park. Mailing address is 710 W. Bell St., AvonPark, FL33825. Telephone, 453-5339. Rev. John D. Girdley, pastor. Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 11 a.m.; 11 a.m. Children's Church; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs for children, youth and adults at 7 p.m. Independent Baptist Church 5704 County Road 17 South, Sebring, FL33876. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Sunday worship, 10:30 a.m. Sunday evening, 6 p.m. Wednesday service, 7 p.m. Fundamental, soul-winning, mission-minded, King James Bible Church. Larry Ruse, pastor. Phone 655-1899. Bus transportation. Leisure Lakes Baptist Church 808 Gardenia St., Lake Placid (just off of Miller at the west end of Lake June) "Where the old fashion gospel is preached." Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Worship service at 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Service is at 6 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Meeting and Bible Study at 7 p.m. Call the church at 699-0671 for more information. Maranatha Baptist Church (GARBC), 35 Maranatha Blvd., Sebring, FL33870 (Ahalf mile east of Highlands Avenue on Arbuckle Creek Road.) Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m.; Evening Service, 6 p.m. Mid-week service, Wednesday, 6 p.m. Daily Prayer and Bible Study, 8 a.m., Hamman Hall. Pastor Gerald Webber and Associate Pastor Don Messenger. Phone 382-4301. Parkway Free Will Baptist Church, 3413 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL33870. Welcome to the church where the "Son" always shines. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m.; and Wednesday Evening Worship, 7 p.m. End-of-the-Month-Sing at 6 p.m. on the last Sunday of each month. The Rev. J.S. Scaggs, pastor. Church phone: 382-3552. Home phone: 214-3025. Affiliated with the National Association of Free Will Baptists, Nashville, Tenn. Sparta Road Baptist Church, (SBC) 4400 Sparta Road. Rev. Ken Geren, interim pastor. Sunday school, 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Prayer/Bible Study, 6 p.m. Nursery provided. For information, call 3820869. Southside Baptist Church (GARBC), 379 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring. David C. Altman, Pastor; Chuck Pausley, Youth Pastor; Ralph O. Burns, Assistant to the Pastor. Sunday School for all ages, 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship Service, 10:45 a.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Awana kindergarten through fifth grade, 6:30 p.m.; Youth Meeting for Teens, 6:30 p.m. Adult Midweek Prayer and Bible Study, 7 p.m. A nursery for under age 3 is available at all services. Provisions for handicapped and hard-of-hearing. Office phone, 385-0752. Sunridge Baptist Church, (SBC) 3704 Valerie Blvd. (U.S. 27 and Valerie, across from Florida Hospital), Sebring. Ed Howell, transitional pastor. Sunday School, 9;30 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; and Sunday Evening Service, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Prayer, Bible Study, and Youth, 6:30 p.m.Nursery provided. For information, call 3823695. CATHOLIC Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 595 East Main St., Avon Park, 453-4757. Father Nicholas McLoughlin, pastor. Saturday Vigil Mass is 4 p.m. in English and 7 p.m. in Spanish; Sunday mass 8 and 10:30 a.m. in English; 6 p.m., Life Teen Mass. Weekday mass at 8 a.m. Confessions are at 3:30 p.m. Saturday. Religious Education Classes are 9-10:20 a.m. Sunday for grades K through 8th. Confirmation class is from 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday. Youth Nights grades 6th and up, 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday. St. Catherine Catholic Church, 820 Hickory St., Sebring. Mailing address: 882 Bay St., Sebring, FL 33870, 385-0049. www.stcathe. com. Very Rev. JosŽ Gonz‡lez, V.F., Pastor. Masses Saturday Vigil: 4 p.m. Sunday: 8 and 10:30 a.m. and noon Spanish Mass. Daily Masses 8 a.m. and noon MondayFriday; 9 a.m. Saturday. Confessions: 3-3:45 p.m. Saturdays, 7:15-7:45 a.m. first Friday, or by appointment. Enrollment for Catholic School grades K3 through 5 not being accepted. St. James Catholic Church, 3380 Placidview Drive, Lake Placid, 465-3215. Father Michael J. Cannon. Mass schedule: Summer (May 1 to Oct. 31) Saturday Vigil, 4 p.m.; Sunday 8 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.; Weekdays, 9 a.m. December thru Easter Saturday, 4 p.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.; Weekdays 9 a.m.; and Holy Days 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., first Saturday at 9 a.m. CHRISTIAN Eastside Christian Church, 101 Peace Ave., Lake Placid, FL 33852 (two miles east of U.S. 27 on County Road 621), 465-7065. Ray Culpepper, senior pastor. Sunday: Bible classes, 9 a.m.; Worship Celebration with the Lord's Supper each week 10:15 a.m. Thelma Hall, organist; and Pat Hjort, pianist. Wednesday: Praise and Prayer, 6:30 p.m.; "Building God's Kingdom for Everyone." "Jesus Christ, the Way, Truth and Life!" "Alive and Worth the Drive!" Sebring Christian Church, 4514 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872. Tod Schwingel, Preacher; Marco Gallardo, Youth Pastor. Sunday Worship, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday School, 11 a.m.; Sunday Youth Service, 6 p.m; Evening service resumes in November at 6 p.m. Wednesday night meals, 5:30 p.m. followed by classes at 6:30 p.m. Office hours, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday-Friday. Phone 382-6676. First Christian Church, 1016 W. Camphor St., Avon Park, FL 33825; (863) 453-5334; on the Web at www.firstchristianap.com. Our motto is "Jesus is First at First Christian Church."Greg Ratliff, Senior Minister; Ray Culpepper, Family Life Minister; Jon Carter, Music Director. Bible School 9 a.m.; Worship 10 a.m.; Bible Study, 6 p.m.; Wednesdaystudies for all ages, 6 p.m. Nursery provided for all events. First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) 510 Poinsettia Avenue, (corner of Poinsettia and Eucalyptus), Sebring, FL33870. Phone: 3850358 or 385-3435. The Rev. Ronald Norton, Pastor; Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Praise Breakfast, 10 a..m., Morning Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Children's Church, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Praise and Worship, 6:45 p.m. Youth Fellowship, 7:15 p.m.; Midweek Bible Study, 7:15 p.m. CHRISTIAN & MISSIONARY ALLIANCE The Alliance Church of Sebring, 4451 Sparta Road, Sebring, FL33875. Call 382-1343. Rev. Steve Hagen, pastor. Sunday services: Sunday School meets at 9:30 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship Service meets at 10:30 a.m.; Sunday Evening Bible Study meets at 6 p.m. (off site); Wednesday Prayer Gathering meets at 6 p.m. CHRISTIAN SCIENCE Christian Science Church, 146 N. Franklin St. Sunday: 10:30 a.m. morning worship and Sunday school. Testimonial meetings at 4 p.m. each second and fourth Wednesday. Afree public reading room/bookstore, located in the church, is open before and after church services. The Bible and the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures'by Mary Baker Eddy are our only preachers. All are welcome to come and partake of the comfort, guidance, support and healing found in the lesson-sermons. CHURCH OF BRETHREN Church of the Brethren 700 S. Pine St., Sebring, FL33870. Sunday: Church School, 9 a.m .; Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m Wednesday: Temple Choir, 7:3 0 p.m. Phone 385-1597. CHURCH OF CHRIST Avon Park Church of Chris t, 200 S. Forest Ave.,Avon Park, F L 33825. Minister: Larry Roberts Sunday Worship Services, 10:3 0 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nursery facilitie s are available at every service. Bibl e Study: Sunday, 9:30 a.m. an d Wednesday, 7 p.m. Bible centere d classes for all ages. Church phone : 453-4692. Sebring Parkway Church o f Christ, 3800 Sebring Parkwa y, Sebring, FL33870; 385-7443. W e would like to extend an invitatio n for you and your family to visit wit h us here at Sebring Parkway. Ou r hours of service are: Sunda y Worship Service, 9 a.m.; Sunda y Bible Class, 10:15 a.m.; Sunda y Evening Service, 6 p.m .; Wednesday Service, 7 p.m. CHURCH OF NAZARENE First Church of the Nazaren e of AvonPark, P.O. Box 1118 ., AvonPark, FL33825-1118. 707 W Main St. Randall Rupert, Pasto r. Sunday: Sunday school begins a t 9:45 a.m. for all ages; morning wo rship at 10:45 a.m.; and evenin g service at 6 p.m. Wednesda y evening service is at 7 p.m. wit h special services for children an d adults. Special services once a month for seniors (Prime Time) an d Ladies ministries. If you need an y more information, call 453-4851. First Church of the Nazaren e of Lake Placid, 512 W. Interlak e Blvd., Lake Placid, FL33852 Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; Mornin g worship, 10:45 a.m.; Evening serv ice, 6 p.m. Wednesday evening, 7 p.m. Classes for adult children an d youth. Call 465-6916. Pastor Tim Taylor. CHURCHES OF CHRIST IN CHRISTIAN UNION Community Bible Church Churches of Christ in Christia n Union, (Orange Blossom Conference Center) 1400 C-17 A North (truck route), AvonPark Presenting Jesus Christ as th e answer for time and eternit y. Sunday morning worship service 10:30 a.m. Nursery provided Junior Church activities at sam e time for K-6 grade. Sunday Schoo l Bible hour (all ages), 9:30 a.m (Transportation available.) Sunda y evening praise and worship serv ice, 6 p.m. Wednesday evenin g prayer service, 7 p.m. Children an d youth activities at 7 p.m Wednesday. Everyone is welcome please come worship with us. Do n Seymour, Senior Pastor. Phon e 452-0088.PLACESTOWORSHIP RELIGION A tonement Lutheran Church ELCASEBRING Second S unday in Advent celebrat ion will be led by Dave T horesen with Holy E ucharist. Congregational meeting t oday following morning w orship for the purpose of e lecting four new council m embers and approving the 2 011 budget. There will be a council m eeting at 6 p.m. Monday in t he fellowship hall. Bible study on the book of R omans continues, but the d ate changed from T hursdays to Tuesdays at 10 a .m. in the fellowship hall. It i s being taught by Sharon P almer. A von Park Church of ChristAVON PARK "Cause a nd Effect" (Luke 17: 21) w ill be the message Sunday m orning presented by M inister Larry Roberts. There will be a dinner i mmediately following the m orning worship. All memb ers and guests are invited. The Timothy Class will m eet at 5 p.m. in the fellows hip hall. Jeff Parker will be i n charge. Avon Park Church of Christ is at 200 S. Forest Ave. For information, call 453-4692.Bethany Baptist ChurchAVON PARK Bethany Baptist Church is at the corner of State Road 17 and 17ASouth. Wednesday evening is Family Night at Bethany. AWANAClub and Word of Life teen group meets at 6:30 p.m. Nursery is provided for all services. Guests are welcome. For more information call the church office at 452-1136.Christ Lutheran ChurchAVON PARK The Second Sunday in Advent Pastor Scott McLean will preach a sermon titled "A Shoot with Humble Beginnings Brings Peace on Earth." Wednesday the Midweek Advent Devotions begin at 6 p.m. with a soup and sandwich supper. The homily is titled "It's Time to Wake Up!" Members worship at 1320 County Road 64, east the Avon Park High School. For more information, call 4712663 or visit christlutheranavonpark.org.Christian Science ChurchSEBRING The lesson sermon on Sunday morning is titled "God the Only Cause and Creator." The keynote is from John 1:3 "All things were made by him: and without him was not any thing made that was made." The church is at 146 N. Franklin St. Christian Training Church SEBRING Associate Minister Casey L. Downing will bring the message titled "Empowered By Radical Grace" at the Sunday morning service. The Wednesday night Bible study will continue the book of Hebrews. Emmanuel United Church of ChristSEBRING Sunday morning, the Rev. George Miller will deliver a message based on Romans 15:4-13. The church is 1.7 miles west of U.S. 27 on County Road 634 (Hammock Road). Call 471-1999 or visit sebringemmanuelucc.com.First Baptist Church of Placid LakesLAKE PLACID On Sunday morning, Pastor Darryl George will continue The Purity Series and will preach the sermon titled "Who's On the Bus Makes The Trip Worthwhile!" with regards to Psalm 18:20-26. The church is at the corner of Washington and Kemper avenues in Placid Lakes. For more information, call 4655126 from 8 a.m. to noon Monday through Thursday or e-mail the church at placidlakes@hotmail.com.First Christian ChurchAVON PARK "I Don't Have Time" is heard in so many different ways throughout the Christmas season. That is the title to the first of three sermons in the Shopping for a Savior sermon series. The pastor will encourage all to get ready for Christmas and make time for Jesus beginning now. Next Saturday, Dec. 11 at 1:30 p.m. is the annual Ladies Christmas Tea. To attend, contact Clara Ovre or the church office about getting a ticket at $3 each. This year's theme is Gifts of Silver & Gold.' First Christian Church of Avon Park is at 1016 W. Camphor (behind the Wachovia Bank). Call 4535334 or e-mail firstchristianap@embarqmail.com with any questions or to request information. The church Web site is www.firstchristianap.com.First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)SEBRING At the Lord's Table this Sunday morning will be Walter and Anna Coley. Communion will be served by Sandra Laufer, Carol Chandler, Barbara Slinkard and Carol Graves. Greeting the congregation will be Mary Ann and Charles Henry Thomas. The Advent Reading, "Trusting God," will be presented by Michael and Carol Graves as they light the second Advent Candle of the season. Noel and Juanita Roberts will work with children's church. Lighting the candles during the month of December will be Nina Kunsak. Sherry Kunsak will be with the children in the nursery. The pastor's sermon, "W e Three Kings," is taken from Matthew 2:1-6. The Magi traveled thousands of miles to see the King of the Jews When they finally found Him, they responded with joy, worship and gifts. The church is at 510 Poinsettia Ave.; call 3850352.First Presbyterian Church A.R.P.AVON PARK On Sunday morning, the pastor's sermon is titled "God' s Dwelling Place" based on Ezekiel 37:24-28. The second Sunday of Advent will be observed with the choir beginning by singing the first portion of the Advent song "We Wait in Hope." Leigh and Jane Golden will light the secon d Advent candle and Dave Blackmon will lead the litany and explain the mean ing of the first and second candle. The congregation will then join in the chorus of "We Wait in Hope." The pastor will then end this ce remony with a prayer. 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www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, December 3, 2010Page 9B EPISCOPAL The Episcopal Church of the R edeemer .Service time is 9:30 w ith Holy Communion. Coffee hour f ollowing services. Newcomers w elcome. Call 453-5664 or e-mail r edeemer1895@aol.com Web site: r edeemeravon.com. The church is a t 839 Howe's Way, Avon Park ( two miles north of Sun 'N Lake B oulevard, across from Wells D odge.) St. Agnes Episcopal Church 3 840 Lakeview Drive, Sebring, FL 3 3870. Sunday Services: Holy E ucharist Rite I 7:45 a.m., Holy E ucharist Rite II 10 a.m. Midweek s ervice on Wednesday at 6 p.m. S unday School for all ages at 9 a .m. The nursery is open 8:45 a.m. u ntil 15 minutes after the 10 a.m. s ervice ends. Wednesday: Adult B ible study, 9:30 a.m. Visitors are a lways welcome. The Rev. Jim K urtz, rector. Church office 3857 649, for more information. St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal C hurch, 43 Lake June Road, Lake P lacid, FL33852. Phone: 4650 051. Rev. Elizabeth L. Myers, R ector. Sunday Worship, 8 a.m., 1 0:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesday e vening: Holy Communion with H ealing Service, 6:15 p.m. Child c are available at the 8 a.m. and 1 0:30 a.m. Sunday service. Come s ee what makes us different. GRACE BRETHREN Grace Brethren Church, 3626 T hunderbird Road, (863) 8350 869. Dr. Randall Smith, senior p astor. Sunday services at 9 a.m., 1 0:45 a.m. and 6 p.m.; Wednesday s ervices at 7 p.m. We offer "Kid C ity" Children's Ministry throughout a ll services, and there are variosu o ther classes for teens, married c ouples, "prime-timers," and Bible s tudies in Spanish. "Kid City" Day C are, Preschool and After-School M onday-Friday: 7 a.m.-6 p.m. (For r egistration call: 385-3111). Check u s out on the Web atwww.sebringg race.org. INTERDENOMINATIONAL World Harvest and Restoration M inistries, (non-denominational) 2 200 N. Avon Blvd., AvonPark, FL 3 3825. Phone: 452-9777 or 4533 771. Sunday service: Sunday S chool, 10 a.m. and worship, 11 a .m. Wednesday services: 7 p.m. p rayer meeting/Bible study. Pastor: W .H. Rogers. JEWISH Temple Israel of Highlands C ounty, 382-7744. Rabbi Lorraine R udenberg; www.templeisr aelofhcfl.org.Temple Israel is a R eform Temple that promotes the e nduring and fundamental princip les of Judaism. Through prayer, s tudy and friendship we strive to e nrich our lives and insure Jewish c ontinuity in Highlands County. F riday Evening Erev Shabbat S ervice, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday M orning Shabbat Minyon Service, 9 :30 a.m.; Saturday Morning Torah S tudy, 10:30 a.m.; Saturday A fternoon Shabbat Study, 3:30 p .m.; Havdallah, 5 p.m. On the foll owing dates: Oct. 1-2, Simchat T orah; Oct. 14-15, Oct. 29-30, Nov. 1 2-13, Nov. 26-27, Dec. 10-11, D ec. 24-25, Jan. 7-8, Jan. 21-22, F eb. 4-5, Feb. 18-19. Every T hursday will be Hebrew and Bible c lasses with Howard Salles, 12:304 :30 p.m. LUTHERAN Atonement Lutheran Church (ELCA), 1178 S.E. Lakeview Drive., Sebring. David Thoresen, Deacon, Spiritual Leader. Jim Helwig, organist/choir director. Worship service at 9:30 a.m.; Holy Eucharist is every Sunday. Coffee hour on the first and third Sunday of each month. Council meeting on the first Monday of month; Ladies Group WELCAmeets at noon second Monday of month with lunch. Bring a dish to pass. Church Vegetable Garden Club meets as needed. Labyrinth Prayer Garden open seven days a week to congretation and community. Like to sing? Come join the choir. Visitors always welcome. Come grow with us. Phone 385-0797. Christ Lutheran Church Avon Park, 1320 County Road 64, 1/2 mile east of Avon Park High School. Sunday Divine Worship is at 10 a.m. Holy Communion is celebrated every week with traditional Lutheran Liturgy, hymns and songs of praise. Fellowship time with coffee and refreshments follows worship. Come worship and fellowship with us. For information call Pastor Scott McLean at 471-2663 or seechristlutheranavonpark.org. Faith Lutheran Church LCMS, 2740Lakeview Drive, Sebring. Church phone: 385-7848, Faith Child Development Center, 385-3232. Gary Kindle, Pastor; Lea Ann Curry, Parish Nurse. Worship services: 8 a.m. Sunday; Sunday school for children and adult Bible classes is 9:15 a.m.; and Praise worship service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Communion is served the first and third and fifth Sunday of the month. Sunday worship service is broadcast on WITS 1340 AM at 8 a.m. each Sunday. Educational opportunities include weekly adult Bible studies. Faith's Closet Thrift Store (385-2782) is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. All are warmly welcome in the Family of Faith. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (AALC) American Association of Lutheran Churches, 4348 Schumacher Road, Sebring, one mile west of Wal-Mart. James Weed, pastor. Worship Service, 9 a.m. Sunday. Bible Study, 11 a.m. Nursery provided. Social activities: Choir, Missions, Evangelism. Phone 3851163. New Life Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3725 Hammock Road, a Congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod (ELS) in fellowship with the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS). Sunday Worship at 10 a.m.; Bible Study, 9 a.m. For more information, call Pastor Brian Klebig at 385-2293 or visit the Web site at www.newlife sebring.com. ResurrectionLutheran Church ELCA 324 E. Main St., Avon Park. Pastor: Rev. John C. Grodzinski. Early Sunday service, 8 a.., Sunday school at 9:10 a.m. and the second service at 10:30 a.m. Coffee and fellowship hour follow the service. Midweek Fragrance Free Wednesday worship, (year round) 7 p.m. Office phone number is 453-6858. Trinity Lutheran Church LCMS, 25 Lakeview St., Lake Placid, FL33852; 465-5253. The Rev. Richard A. Norris, pastor; and Noel Johnson, youth and family life. Worship schedule for December through Easter: Worship service 8 and 11 a.m.; Communion services, first and third Sundays; (Children's Church, 11 a.m. only); and Education Hour, 9:30 a.m. Worship schedule for summer through fall: Worship service, 9 a.m.; Communion services, first and third Sundays; Education Hour 10:30 a.m. Additional services: Lent and Advent season, 6 p.m.; Maundy Thursday and Good Friday, 7 p.m.; Easter Sunday, 7 and 10 a.m.; Christmas Eve, 7 p.m.; Christmas Day, 10 a.m.; Thanksgiving Eve, Wednesday, 7 p.m. Fellowship activities: Youth Group, Senior Citizens, Younger Side Adults, Ladies Missionary League, Ladies Guild, Small group studies as scheduled. Music: Choir and hand chimes. Trinity Tots Preschool (3-5 years old): 8:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. License: C14H10020: Susan Norris, director. Visit us online at: www.vchurches.com/trinitylutheranlp. NON-DENOMINATIONAL Bible Fellowship Church, 3750 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872. Sunday: American Sign Language: First Worship sermon, songs signed first and second Worship services. First Worship service, 9 a.m.; Second Worship service, 10:45 a.m. Nursery (up to 2 years old) and Sunday school classes both hours. BFC Youth, 6 p.m.; Evening Service, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday: Children, ages 4 years to fifth grade, 6 p.m.; Youth, 6-7:30 p.m.; Prayer time, 6:15 p.m. Todd Patterson, pastor; Andy McQuaid, associate pastor. Church office 385-1024. Calvary Church, 1825 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872; 386-4900. An independent community church. Sunday morning worship, 10 a.m.; Bible study, 11:15 a.m.; Sunday evening worship, 6 p.m. Youth group meets at 5 p.m. Friday. Pastor Lester Osbeck. Asmall friendly church waiting for your visit. Christian Training Ministries Inc., on Sebring Parkway. Enter off County Road 17 on Simpson Avenue. Sunday service is at 10 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m. Anursery and children's church are provided. The church is part of Christian International Ministries Network, a full gospel, non-denominational ministry. Linda M. Downing, minister: Phone, 3149195, lindadowning@live.com.Casey L. Downing, associate minister: Phone, 385-8171, caseydown ing@hotmail.com. Web site is www.christiantrainingministries.net Grace Bible Church, 4541 Thunderbird Road, (second church on left) Sebring, FL33872. Phone, 382-1085. Andrew Katsanis, senior pastor. Saturday Worship, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, 9 and 11 a.m. Tuesday 6 p.m. Grace Bible Academy Adult Investigating Truth; first and third Tuesday, Prayer Gathering, 7:15 p.m.; Wednesday, Children's & Youth Programs, 6 p.m.; Wednesday, 8:30 p.m., College Ministry.www.GBCconnected.org Highlands Community Church a casual contemporary church, meets at 3005 New Life Way. Coffee at 9:30 a.m.; Worship at 10 a.m. Nursery and Kid's World classes. Small groups meet throughout the week. Church phone is 402-1684; Pastor Bruce A. Linhart. Union Congregational Church 106 N. Butler Ave., Avon Park, FL 33825. Sunday worship services are at 7:45 a.m. (informal), 9:15 a.m. (traditional) and 10:45 a.m. (contemporary) in the main sanctuary. Sunday school for all ages is at 9:15 a.m. We also offer Wednesday and Saturday services at 6;15 a.m. and 6 p.m., respectively. Nursery/child care is available for all services. Senior Pastor is Bill Breylinger. Office: 453-3345. Web page at www.weareunion.org. All teachings are taken from the Manufacturer's Handbook The Holy Bible. Come join us. Unity Life Enrichment Centre, new location, 10417 Orange Blossom Blvd. S., Sebring, FL 33875; 471-1122; e-mail unity@vistanet.net. Web site, www.unityofsebring.org. 10:30 a.m. Sunday Celebration Service, Nursery and Children's Church. Weekly Classes, Christian Bookstore and Cafe, Prayer Ministry, Life Enrichment Groups. Rev. Andrew C. Conyer, senior minister transforming lives from ordinary to extraordinary. The Way Church, 1005 N. Ridgewood Drive, Sebring. Sunday school and worship service at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Youth activities, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays. The Way is a church family who gathers for contemporary worship, teaching of God's Word, prayer and fellowship. Come early and stay after for fellowship time. Child care and children's church are provided. Reinhold Buxbaum is pastor. The Way Aplace for you. Office Phone:471-6140, Church Cell Phone:381-6190. Email: theway church@hotmail.com. Web site:www.TheWayChurch.org PRESBYTERIAN Covenant Presbyterian Church (PCA) 4500 Sun N Lake Blvd., Sebring, 33872-2113. A Congregation of the Presbyterian Church in America. Worship services: Sunday morning worship, informal, 8 a.m.; regular, 10:30 a.m. Sunday School, 9:15 a.m.; Sunday evening, 6:30 p.m.; Wednesday evening Prayer Meeting, 6 p.m.; Youth Group and Kids Quest, 5:307 p.m.; choir practice, 7:15 p.m. Phone: 385-3234; Fax: 385-2759; e-mail: covpres@strato.net; Web site: www.cpcsebring.org. Rev. W. Darrell Arnold, pastor. Office hours: 8:30-11:30 a.m. Monday through Thursday. First Presbyterian Church ARP, 215 E. Circle St., (two entrances on LaGrande), Avon Park, FL33825. Phone: 453-3242. The Rev. Robert Johnson is the pastor. Sunday School, 9:15 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study, 10:30 a.m.; Potluck dinner, 6 p.m. third Wednesday; choir practice, 6:30 p.m. each Wednesday; Esther and Mary Circles business meeting, 3:30 p.m. third Thursday; Sarah Circle business meeting, 7 p.m. second Tuesday; Women's Ministries Combined Bible study, 4 p.m. third Thursday; Family Movie, 4 p.m. third Sunday. Be a part of a warm, caring church family with traditional services, following biblical truth. First Presbyterian Church, ARP, 319 Poinsettia Ave., Sebring, FL33870. 385-0107. Sunday School, all ages, 9:30 a.m.; Worship Service, 11 a.m.; Tuesday: Youth Group, 6-7:30 p.m.; Senior High Youth Group, 6:30-8:15 p.m. Wednesday: Adult Bible Study, 10:30 a.m.; choir rehearsal, 5:30 p.m. Nursery available for Sunday worship. Call the church office for more information and other classes. Rev. Darrell A. Peer, pastor. Gayle Sparks, director of youth ministry. First Presbyterian Church, ARP, www.fpclp.com,118 N. Oak Ave., Lake Placid, 465-2742. The Rev. Ray Cameron, senior pastor; the Rev. Drew Severance, associate pastor. Sunday morning traditional worship is at 8:15 and 9:30 a.m.; and contemporary worship is at 11 a.m. in Friendship Hall. Avariety of Sunday school classes for adults and children are at 9:45 and 11 a.m. in the educational building. Call the church office for more information about the classes offered. Nursery is provided for babies and toddlers; while young children up to second grade have a special Children's Church offered during the worship service to help them grow in their spiritual knowledge. Spring Lake Presbyterian Church (USA), 5887 U.S. 98, Sebring, FL33876. Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Worship Service, 10 a.m. Session meets at 6:30 p.m. the second Thursday of the month, September throughJune. Board of Deacon's meet at 5:30 p.m. first Monday of the month. Choir rehearses at 7 p.m. each Wednesday, September through April. Presbyterian Women meet at 10 a.m. the third Thursday of the month. Organist: Richard Wedig. Choir Director: Suzan Wedig. Church phone, 655-0713; e-mail,springlakepc@embarqmail.com,Web site, http://slpc.presbychurch.org. SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST Avon Park Seventh-day Adventist Church 1410 West Avon Blvd., AvonPark. Phone: 453-6641 or e-mail: avonparksda@embarqmail.com,Sabbath School, 9:30 a.m Saturday. Church Service 10:45 a.m. Saturday. Wednesday prayer meeting 7 p.m. Community Service hours on Tuesday and Thursday is from 9:00 a.m. till 2 p.m. Asale takes place the first Sunday of each month. Senior Pastor Paul Boling; and Associate Pastor Kameron DeVasher. Walker Memorial Academy Christian School offering education for kindergarten through 12th grades. ALLARE WELCOME. Website is www.discoverjesus.org Sebring Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 2106 N. State Road 17, Sebring; 385-2438. Worship Services: 9:15 a.m. Worship hour, 11 a.m. Prayer meeting, Tuesday, 7:15 p.m. Community service: every Monday 9-11 a.m. Health Seminar with Dr. Seralde, every Friday, 10:00 a.m. Pastor Amado Luzbet. THE CHURCH OF LATTER DAY SAINTS The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints 3235 Grand Prix Drive, Sebring, FL33870. Phone: 382-9092. Dale Bargar, bishop; David Ward, first counselor; and Steve Austin, second counselor. Family History Center: 3821822. Sunday services: Sacrament meeting, 10 a.m.; Sunday school, 11:20 a.m.; and Priesthood/Relief Society, 12 p.m. Primary for children, 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. Youth activities from 7-8:20 p.m. Wednesday: 11-year-old Scouts, 78:20 p.m. first and third Wednesday; and activity days for 8-11 year old boys and girls from 78:20 p.m. second and fourth Wednesday. THE SALVATION ARMY The Salvation Army Center for Worship Sunday: Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.; Holiness meeting, 11 a.m.; and Praise meeting and lunch, noon. Tuesday: Bible study, 6:30 p.m.; and Women 's Ministries, 7 p.m. Wednesda y: Youth Ministries, 4 p.m. All mee tings are at 120 N. Ridgewood Ave ., Sebring. For more information, vis it the Web site www.salvationarm ysebring.com or call Major Bruc e Stefanik at 385-7548, ext. 110. UNITED METHODIST First United Methodist Church 105 S. Pine St., Sebring,FL3387 0. The Rev. A.C. Bryant, pasto r. Traditional Worship Service at 8:1 0 and 10:50 a.m. in the sanctuar y, Contemporary Worship in the FL C at 9:30 a.m. Sunday School at 9:3 0 and 10:30 a.m. Methodist You th Fellowship at 5:30 p.m. Sunday s with Rick Heilig, youth directo r. The 10:55 a.m. Sunday worsh ip service is broadcast over WIT S 1340 on AM dial. There is a nurse ry available at all services. First United Methodist Church 200 South Lake Avenue, Avo n Park, FL33825. (863) 453-3759, R James Weiss, Pastor, Summe r Schedule, Sunday School 9:0 0 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m. Memorial United Methodis t Church, 500 Kent Ave., (overloo king Lake Clay) Lake Placid, F L, 33852. The Rev. Fred Ball. pasto r. Claude H.L. Burnett, pastor al assistant. Sunday schedul e: Heritage Worship Service, 8:3 0 a.m. (October-May only); Scho ol School for all ages, 9:30 a.m .; Celebration Worship Service at 10:45 a.m.; New Song worsh ip service at 10:45 a.m. Loving nur sery care provided every Sunda y morning. Youth Fellowship, 5 p.m Bible Fellowship Class, 6 p.m (October-May only). We offe r Christ-centered Sunday scho ol classes, youth programs, Bib le studies, book studies and Christia n fellowship. We are a congregatio n that want to know Christ and mak e Him known. Call the church offic e at 465-2422 or check out ou r church Web site at www.memo rialumc.com. St. John United Methodis t Church, 3214 Grand Prix Driv e, Sebring, FL33872. The Re v. Ronald De Genaro Jr., Pasto r. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Sunda y Morning Worship, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m and 11 a.m. Nursery provided for a ll services. Phone 382-173 6. www.stjohnsebring.org Spring Lake United Methodis t Church, 8170 Cozumel Lan e, (Hwy 98) Sebring. The Rev. Clyd e Weaver Jr., Pastor. Worship ser vice starts at 9:55 a.m. Bible Stud y meets at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesda y. Choir Practice at 4:00 p.m. o n Thursday. Church office phon e: 655-0040. UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST Emmanuel United Church o f Christ, where God is still speaking. 3115 Hope Street, Sebring, F L 33875 (1.8 miles west of U.S. 2 7 and Hammock Road). Sunday wo rship, 9:30 a.m.; Communion wi th worship first Sunday of mont h; Chapel Communion, 8:45 a.m. a ll other Sundays. All are welcome to receive the sacrament. For mor e information, call the church office at 471-1999 or e-mail eucc@ea rth link.net or check theWeb si te sebringemmanuelucc.com. N o matter who you are or where yo u are on life's journey, you're we lcome here.PLACESTOWORSHIP Listen Here, Listen Here." Maxine Johnson, adult t eacher, continues the study o f David in II Samuel chapt er 7 in which God makes a p romise to David. David w ishes to keep God's promi ses and put aside his pers onal ambitions. Wendy G arcia teaches the youth c lass and discusses issues of t oday and how the Bible i nstructs us. Today, members are asked t o bring food for the Church S ervice Center. The W omen's Ministries is also c ollecting new toys and new c lothing for children to be d onated to the center also. Y outh Group Band meets at 5 p.m. with Youth Group foll owing at 6 p.m. On Wednesday, Bible s tudy will be led by the past or who will continue the s tudy of Revelation. The Deacons meet at 6 p .m. Thursday. The church is at 215 E. Circle St. (with two entrances on Lagrande Street). For more information, call the church office at 453-3242.First Presbyterian Church, ELCASEBRING "Be Prepared" is the title of Sunday morning's message given by the Rev. Darrell A. Peer. Youth Group and Christmas caroling will be at 4 p.m. Tuesday. Meet in fellowship hall. Pick up from Sebring High School and Sebring Middle School will be available. Upon returning from caroling, dinner will be served. Vision Committee meets at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday in the office. Choir rehearsal is at 5:30 p.m. in the adult classroom. Saturday, Dec. 11 is Movie and Dinner Night at 5 p.m. in fellowship hall. Bring a covered dish and snack to share. Meat entre provided. Feature movie is "Polar Express."First United Methodist Church of SebringSEBRING This second Sunday of Advent, the Rev. A.C. Bryant will bring the message in the two traditional services and the contemporary service. National Christian recording artist Brian Arner will present a concert in the sanctuary at 6:30 p.m. Saturday. Acovered dish dinner will precede the concert at 5 p.m. The United Methodist Women are sponsoring a Christmas Tea at 1 p.m. Tuesday. Everyone is invited to attend. Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. the "Growing with God" family night continues in the Family Life Center. The church is downtown at 126 S. Pine St.. Visit the Web site at www.sebringfirstumc.com. Call the church office for information at 385-5184.Grace Pointe MinistriesSEBRING Grace Pointe Ministries is at 200 Lark Ave., Sebring Hills Association Clubhouse. Home Bible Study on Tuesday has Pastor Ron Zimmer continuing the study "The Future Revealed." What's on the Revelation timeline? Class provided for the children on "Books of the Bible." Call 447-3431 for directions. Freedom is now airing on WIPC, 1280 AM. Live upstream is available www.gracepointeministries. net. Heartland Christian ChurchSEBRING Sunday, Dec. 12 the Heartland Singers present the Christmas musical, "I'll Be Home For Christmas." ACommunion and candle light service will be on Friday, Dec. 24 at 7 p.m. Walt Malinowski will sing "Little Drummer Boy" and the Heartland Singers will sing "Go Light Your World" during the Praise and Worship Service. Pastor Ted Moore's sermon this week will be "Christmas Time Again" with Scripture from Matthew 2:1-12. The church is at 2705 Alternate Route 17 South in Sebring (behind Publix). Look for the lighthouse.Memorial United Methodist ChurchLAKE PLACID Pastor Fred Ball will preach at the Heritage (Traditional) and Celebration (Blended) Worship Services in the Sanctuary. Pastoral Assistant Claude Burnett will preach at the New Song Contemporary Worship Service in Rob Reynolds Fellowship Hall. They will both preach another lesson in the Advent Series on Christmas Time and Emotional Health called "Time to Ponder" using the Scriptures Psalm 46 and Luke 2:8-20. No youth or Bible fellow ship class are planned for this week. The church is at 500 Ken t Ave. Call 465-2422.Parkway Free Will Baptist ChurchSEBRING The Sunda y morning lesson, "Receiving Comfort and Strength," is taken from the 40th chapter of Isaiah. Pastor Jim Scagg s will bring the message in th e Sunday morning and evenin g services.Resurrection Lutheran ChurchAVON PARK On the Second Sunday of Advent, the pastor's sermon will be Continued from page 9B RELIGION Church News Continued on page 10B

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Stay downtown after the Christmas ParadeLAKE PLACID Members of the First Presbyterian Church are asking residents to stay downtown after the Dec. 11 Christmas parade for a free Coffee House set up in Friendship Hall. There will be specialty coffees, homemade desserts, and Christmas music. All adults, youth, and children are invited The church is at 117 N. Oak Ave. For more information, call the church office at 4652742.Saint James Parish celebrates RitesLAKE PLACID The Parish of Saint James Catholic Church in Lake Placid recently celebrated the combined Rites of Acceptance and Welcoming. The Rites were for adults who have decided to become members of the Catholic church. Pastor, Father Michael Cannon was the presider. Both Rites took place during the celebration of Mass on the Feast of Christ the King. This is a major step for an adult who desires to become Catholic. In the beginning of the Rite, the sponsors introduced their candidates to the community of St. James. Following their introduction, the candidates individually accepted the Gospel and each were signed with the Cross (on their forehead). Finally the candidates were blessed by the parish community. It was with great joy that the community accepted the candidates and welcomed them. The community also declared its commitment to assist the candidates to "find and follow Christ." The next Rite to be celebrated will be the Rite of the Elect.Church of Redeemer has big saleAVON PARK Church of the Redeemer in Avon Park (across from Wells Motors) is having a two-for-theprice-of-one clothing sale at the Thrift Store this Saturday. The Thrift Store is open from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday. Drop in and check out the bargains.Spring Lake church has craft bazaarSEBRING Annual Craft Bazaar and Cookie Walk will be from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Spring Lake United Methodist Church, 8170 Cozumel Lane (off U.S. 98, one-fourth mile east of hardware store). The Cookie Walk will feature home baked cookies (you fill the container with the cookies you prefer); candy and other sweets; baked goods (breads, brownies and more). Breakfast and lunch will be served.Ward Christmas Party is SaturdaySEBRING The Sebring Ward of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints will have the Ward Christmas party Saturday. Dinner will be served promptly at 6 p.m. and those offering to bring salads and desserts are requested to have them at the church by 5:30 p.m. Aprogram will follow from 7:30-9 p.m. The Family History Center hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday. The public is invited to use the facilities and attendants are there to assist.Auction benefits study trip to IsraelSEBRING Abenefit auction will be at 6 p.m. Saturday at Dee's Place Restaurant, 138 N. Ridgewood Drive. Proceeds benefit an Israel study trip. For more information, call 471-2228.The Child' to be presented at Church of NazareneLAKE PLACID The Lake Placid Church of the Nazarene, 512 W. Interlake Blvd., will present "The Child" at 6 p.m. Sunday. This is a documentary that explores the current state of parental rights in America. All are welcome to this free showing released this month. For more information, call 659-4541.Griefshare meets at First Presbyterian ChurchLAKE PLACID Grief Recovery Support Group "Griefshare" is a weekly seminar and support group for people who are grieving the death of someone close to them. Griefshare Seminar/Support Group meets from 9:30-11 a.m. from Dec. 5 through Feb. 28 in the church library of First Presbyterian Church, 118 N. Oak Ave. Winter registration is $20 (scholarships available). Call 699-0132 for more information. Child care provided for babies and toddlers. Youth ministry up to fifth grade.Spirit of Life Ministries hosts revivalSEBRING "We've Got the Power" is the theme of the revival from Dec. 5-8, with guest speaker Dr. Larry Beam Sr. of Augusta, Ga. Service times are 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday, and 7 p.m. Monday through Wednesday. Expect healings, deliverance and salvations at Spirit of Life Ministries, 1548 Lakeview Drive (in the Towne Square Shopping Center. Beam is a pastor and author of "Mercy Rewrote My Life." Hear how God's mercy took a man from prison to the pulpit. Enjoy anointed music from his album Promises. For more information, ca ll 382-2143 or 402-0219.Fifth Evening in Prophecy set for Homer'sSEBRING The Fifth Evening in Prophecy will b e held at Homer's at 6:30 p.m Monday, Dec. 6. Pastor Reinhold Buxbaum and Pastor Eugene Haas will share prophecy and today's events as they relate to the last times. Enter the right side door. Beverages are provided.Singing Christmas Tree' at First Baptist ChurchSEBRING The "Singing Christmas Tree" will perform at First Baptis t Church of Sebring at 7 p.m Thursday through Sunday, Dec. 9-12. Free tickets are available now, so reserve seats early. Call 385-5154 or visit th e office at 200 E. Center Ave Food drive, cookie swap benefit church membersLORIDA AFood Driv e and Cookie Swap Benefit will be held for Veronica Ellerbee and Cody Johns from 2-6 p.m. Saturday, De c. 11 at Lorida Church of God Prophecy. They are in need of help through these tough times with medical expenses for surgery they are both about to undergo. There will be raffle tickets and a silent auction. Abowl of chili and a drink will be sold for $3. For more information, ca ll Sara Etta Johns at 214-1767 Brenda Manus at 655-4722 or Bonnie Boney at 6550784. Page 10BNews-SunFriday, December 3, 2010www.newssun.com 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 b ased on the third chapter of M ark. At the early morning s ervice, Bob Theil will be t he Worship assistant, Ed M osser will be the C ommunion assistant and t he lector will be Joan M eier. At the mid-morning servi ce, Paul Willcox will be the W orship assistant, Sonia A ltman will be the C ommunion assistant, Jan L indahl will be the lector a nd Nicholas McGinnis will b e the acolyte. The Busy Bodies will m eet on Monday at 9 a.m. T he Congregational Care C ommittee will meet at 10 a .m., WELCAwill meet at 1 p .m. and Worship & Music C ommittee will meet at 3 p .m. Tuesday. The Advent W orship Service will begin a t 11 a.m. Wednesday, the N omads will meet at Yiannis a t 5 p.m. for their monthly d inner and the evening A dvent Fragrance Free W orship Service will begin a t 7 p.m. The Joy Gathering m eets at 2 p.m. Thursday f ollowed by choir practice at 3 :30 p.m. The Vision Team m eeting will be Friday at 2 p .m., followed by Bocce B all at 7 p.m. in Burke Hall o n Friday.St. John United Methodist ChurchSEBRING On Sunday m orning, the Rev. Ronald De G enaro Jr. will begin a new s ermon series titled "ALifeG iving Christmas." Sunday's t opic is "Peace" taken from Matthew 3:11-12. The Men's Prayer and Fellowship Breakfast will meet at 7:45 a.m. in fellowship hall. Youth group meets Wednesday evening. On Thursday, the Over Eaters Anonymous will meet in the Educational Building.Sebring Church of the BrethrenSEBRING Pastor Keith Simmons will be on vacation. The guest preacher will be the Rev. Wendell Bohrer. At 9 a.m., Sunday school will be led by the Rev. Wendell Bohrer and will meet in the Fidelis Room. They will be studying "The Highway For God." They will also be looking at the Scripture Isaiah 40:1-31.Southside Baptist ChurchSEBRING The church will host an open house during the Christmas Parade starting at 7 p.m. In the Sunday morning worship service the Rev. David Altman will start a Christmas series. Marilyn Percy will sing a solo and Helen Wing will play a piano solo. Children's church and a nursery are available. The Awana clubs will meet at 5:30 p.m. The pastor will speak on the Christmas series in the Sunday evening worship service. Stephanie Snyder will sing a solo. Adult Bible study and prayer meeting begins at 7 p.m. Wednesday with Don Hall and the study of Elijah. The church is at 379 S. Commerce Ave. For information call 385-0752.Spring Lake Presbyterian ChurchSEBRING "Finding Spiritual Peace" is the title of Sunday morning's sermon, taken from Matthew 3:1-12, given by the Rev. Barbara Laucks.Spring Lake United Methodist ChurchSEBRING Spring Lake United Methodist Church, 8170 Cozumel Lane, will have its annual Church Bazaar and Cookie Walk from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Breakfast and lunch will be served. The pastor's sermon will be "Jesus, God's Beloved Son." Holy Communion will be celebrated. Reader/candlelighter for the second Sunday of Advent will be Velma Lockett and Jewell Weaver.The Way ChurchSEBRING Pastor Reinhold Buxbaum's message will center on the Second Sunday in Advent. Monday will be the Fifth Evening in Prophecy at Homer's Restaurant at 6:30 p.m. with Buxbaum and Pastor Eugene Haas. The Way Church is at 1005 N. Ridgewood Drive. The church phone is 4716140.The pastor's cell is 214-6190. For church information and the pastor's messages go to www.thewaychurch.org. Continued from page 9B RELIGION Church News Special to the News-SunAVON PARK Acoustic singer/songw riter Zach Heston will play a benefit to h elp migrant farmworkers on Saturday e vening, Dec. 11 at the Crossroads C ommunity Church at 114 S. Central Ave. T he music will begin at 7 p.m. Proceeds f rom the benefit will go to the Aurora Vidal a nd Gurrin Co. Memorial Fund of the H arvest of Hope Foundation. This fund was e stablished by Maritza Licea of Davenport i n memory of her grandmothers and the f und supports scholarships for children of m igrant farmworkers in Florida. Born and raised in Sebring, Heston starte d playing guitar at the age of 14 and gradu ated from the Atlanta Institute of Music in 2 008. He moved to Nashville but returned h ome after losing all his belongings in the N ashville flood of this year. He is currently l eading worship on Sunday nights at the C rossroads Community Church while still p laying and recording music. Heston's m usic can be described as Christian cont emporary. Heston is playing to "help struggling migrant families to achieve their aspirations and to share the love of Christ through music in the process." Since 1997, the Harvest of Hope Foundation, based in Gainesville, has distributed more than $844,000 in emergency and educational aid to migrant farmworkers and families across the country. Assistance has been provided for medical services, car repairs due to breakdowns, gas, tires, bus tickets, housing, rent, utility payments, clothing, food, funeral expenses and scholarships for children of migrant farmworkers attending college. Suggested donation for the benefit is $5. Refreshments and baked goods will be provided. For more information, contact: Philip Kellerman, President, Harvest of Hope Foundation; www.harvestofhope.net; telephone (352) 372-1312, phil@harvestofhope.net; Zach Heston, telephone 273-0465 or metalzach@live.com; or Maritza Licea, telephone (321) 443-4338. Zach Heston to play for Florida Migrant Farmworkers Dec. 11 Snapshots I've written several artic les about prayer lately w ith good reason. God p romises us so much. There a re so many promises it w ould take months to disc uss them all. I believe m ost Christians live well b elow the level of power a ccessible to us. Philippians 4:19 says, But my God shall supply a ll of your needs according t o His riches in glory by C hrist Jesus." He owns e verything so there is a bsolutely nothing He cann ot do for you. It's a promi se. You may not get everyt hing you want, but you w ill have everything you n eed. Matthew 6:25-34 tells us n ot to worry about what we w ill eat, or what we will w ear. God takes care of the s parrows and clothes the g rass with flowers, even though they will wither and die. If God cares so much about the birds and the grass, how much more does He care about you? Verse 33 says, "Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness; and all these things will be added unto you." Did you catch the condition? Seek God and His righteousness first. Then you will have what you need. Matthew 7:7-11 says, "Ask and ye shall receive; seek and ye shall find; knock and it shall be opened unto you: for everyone that asks receives; and he that seeks finds; and to him that knocks it shall be opened. Or what man is there of you, whom if his son asks for bread, will he give him a stone? Or if he ask for a fish, will he give him a serpent? If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to them that ask Him?" There are many more promises. Check them out. Seek for them as you would for lost treasure. Arelationship with God through Jesus Christ is the best treasure anyone could have. The closer you are to God, the more He blesses your life. It may not be in wealth or material possessions. It is more likely to be a joyful spirit that attracts friends and gives you a peace that passes understanding. Aleta Kay can be reached at themarriagementor@yahoo.com The power of prayer The Marriage Mentor Aleta Kay RELIGION NEWSGUIDELINES: The News-Sunpublishes religion news on Fridays. The submission deadline is 5 p.m. Monday to be considered for publication in the following Friday's paper. Submit items to the News-Sun'sfrom 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays; fax to 385-2453; send e-mail to editor@newssun.com; or mail to Lifestyle Editor,News-Sun,2227 U.S. 27 South,Sebring,FL 33870. For information,call 385-6155,ext. 516. The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN

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B y CHRISTYLEMIRE A PMovie Critic"Black Swan" is at once g orgeous and gloriously n utso, a trippy, twisted fant asy that delights and dist urbs in equal measure. Darren Aronofsky takes t he same stripped-down fasc ination with, and appreciat ion for, the minutiae of p reparation that he brought t o his Oscar-nominated "The W restler" the best film of 2 008, according to yours t ruly and applies it to the p ursuit of a different kind of a rtistry: ballet. All the intim ate, behind-the-scenes m oments are there, the matt er-of-fact glimpses of the t ricks that go into the perf ormance as well as the toll t his demanding activity takes o n the body. But then the director m ixes in a wildly hallucinat ory flair as "Black Swan" e nters darker psychological t erritory. Working with his f requent cinematographer, M atthew Libatique, and i ncorporating some dazzling v isual effects, Aronofsky s pins a nightmare scenario w ithin a seemingly gentle, p ristine world. The camera s woops and swoons, making u s feel as off-kilter as the f ilm's tormented heroine. T he visions and dreams soar s eriously over-the-top at t imes, but always knowingly s o, and with great style; Black Swan" wallows in its g randiosity, and if you're w illing to go along with it, y ou'll find yourself wowed b y one of the best films of t he year. Natalie Portman gives it h er all, physically and ment ally, in a brave and demandi ng performance as Nina, a d riven New York City baller ina who has zero life outs ide of dance. Portman had s tudied ballet growing up, b ut "Black Swan" required a g rueling regimen of training f ive hours a day, everyday, f or 10 months before prod uction even began. Innocently enduring a s heltered existence with her s mothering mother, Erica (a d eeply creepy Barbara H ershey), a former ballet d ancer herself now living v icariously through her d aughter, Nina is stuck in a state of arrested development. She's immensely talented and dedicated but still a child inside, as evidenced by the fluffy stuffed bunnies that populate her girly-pink bedroom, and the way her mommy still tucks her in at night. When it comes time to stage a bold, new production of "Swan Lake," the company's artistic director (a skeevy and manipulative Vincent Cassel) thinks Nina is perfect to play the White Swan. But he needs a dancer who also can portray the fierce sexuality of the Black Swan. Enter Lily (Mila Kunis), a savvy and confident newcomer who represents Nina's biggest threat to getting the lead role. So yes, the script from Mark Heyman and Andres Heinz and John McLaughlin does have its obvious influences "The Red Shoes," 'The Turning Point" and "All About Eve" among them and yet "Black Swan" emerges as a fascinating entity all its own. Nina snags the part, with Lily as her understudy. The two women don't exactly become friends but achieve a sort of competitive symbiosis; the deeper Nina gets into rehearsals, the more she sees Lily in her mind, both as a frightening force and as the kind of woman she'd like to be. The fact that Portman and Kunis resemble each other in features and stature greatly enhances this effect and yes, the hotly anticipated love scene between the two is indeed hot. But Nina also sees her body transforming, morphing grotesquely as she finds both the white and black swans within herself, with the romantic but rough ballet costumes from the fashion designers known as Rodarte almost becoming an extension of her body. Or does she? By blending realism with fantastical elements, Aronofsky continuously keeps us guessing as to what's actually happening and what's a figment of Nina's imagination. One thing's for certain, though: "Black Swan" will leave you feeling stunned as you leave the theater. And humming Tchaikovsky.Love & Other Drugs' Despite its dramatic pretenses and far racier sex scenes than the typical studio romance, Jake Gyllenhaal and Anne Hathaway's latest is as predictable and sappy as any other run-of-the-mill Hollywood love story. Gyllenhaal and Hathaway, who co-starred as an unhappily married couple in "Brokeback Mountain," this time play the bumpy romance between a hotshot pharmaceutical salesman and a woman with early onset Parkinson's disease. Co-written by director Edward Zwick, the screenplay shoves the two together awkwardly and keeps them coming back together even more awkwardly undermining the easy, genuine sense of affection and passion the stars manage. But awkwardness seems to have been there from the start in adapting Jamie Reidy's book "Hard Sell: The Evolution of a Viagra Salesman," which was not a romance at all. While Gyllenhaal's character is inspired by Reidy, Hathaway's is a complete fabrication a love interest dreamed up so the filmmakers could have a love interest. R for strong sexual content, nudity, pervasive language and some drug content. 112 minutes. Two stars out of four.Tangled'For Walt Disney's 50th animated feature, the company went to the well: a Grimm fairy tale. They've long been in Disney's wheelhouse, and here, "Rapunzel" gets the modernization treatment, complete with 3-D rendering, digital animation and a slacker rogue in place of the traditional knight. Most of the dependable Disney trappings are here: crisp animation by Glen Keane, songs by Alan Menken, celebrity voice work. Rapunzel (Mandy Moore) and her flip savior Flynn Rider (Zachary Levi) are flat, but as the manipulative, passive-aggressive Mother Gothel, who locks Rapunzel and her 70 feet of blonde hair away in a tower, Broadway veteran Donna Murphy is excellent. Dan Fogelman's script gets the story out of the tower and on the road, where the wideeyed Rapunzel takes in the world, include a tavern full of theatrical thugs and moments of budding romance. Gamely toting around her long trail of hair, she uses it inventively, like an Indiana Jones with a built-in whip. It's all an overt, sometimes grating attempt for "Disney magic." But while it's not in the league of Disney's best, it's still a sturdy, pleasant execution by the animation machine, which proves resilient yet again. PG for brief mild violence. 104 minutes. Two and a half stars out of four. www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, December 3, 2010Page 11B FASTERR(The Rock)2:00 4:30 7:00 9:30UNSTOPPABLEPG13(Denzel Washington,Rosario Dawson)2:00 4:30 7:00 9:30MORNING GLORYPG13(Rachel McAdams,Harrison Ford)2:00 4:30 7:00 9:30DUE DATERRobert Downey Jr.,Zack Galafinakis)2:15 4:15 7:15 9:15FOR COLOREDR GIRLS(Janet Jackson,Whoopi Goldberg)2:00 5:00 8:00REDPG13(Bruce Willis,John Malkovich)2:00 4:30 7:00 9:30 The NewFAIRMOUNTCINEMA63750 US 27 N. Sebring NOW SHOWINGFriday 11/26 Thursday 12/16 Suick CinemasInformation 385-9980 Office 385-9908New Dolby Digital SoundAll Seats $6.00for Matinee OPENING DECEMBER 17TH HOW DO YOU KNOW DIVERSIONS DearAbby: My boyfriend's father is very odd socially. If there is a line, he will unknowingly cross it. He has no sense of what is appropriate when it comes to personal space, and his only friends are teenagers. His wife and two grown children are constantly upset with his bizarre behavior, but dare not bring it up with him for fear of hurting his feelings. As a health care worker, I suspect he has Asperger's syndrome, for which behavioral treatment is available. Must I "just ignore" this man's odd conduct as well? Or should I speak with my boyfriend about my suspicions in order to get his father help? New Doctor in New England DearNew Doctor: Of course you should discuss this with your boyfriend. To do so would be a kindness. Whether his father is open to therapy is not assured but if he's intelligent, he must be aware that he doesn't fit in with his contemporaries, and he may accept help if it is offered. DearAbby: As we head toward Christmas, would you remind people to please treat others as they, themselves, would want to be treated? I work in retail, and it's amazing how many customers are rude. They don't acknowledge us, they'll talk on their cell phone throughout transactions and become angry at us if something beyond our control goes wrong. If we were to treat them this way, they would surely file a complaint against us. Abby, can you remind folks to remember what the reason for the season is, and to act toward others with kindness, patience and respect no matter what? Mindful in Fairbanks DearMindful: There is something about Christmas that can turn the most angelic individuals into gremlins. And that "something" is the pressure to buy, buy, buy accumulating debt that can't be repaid for months or even longer. Add to that, no place to park and long lines in understaffed mall s, and the "joy" of the seaso n can curdle into frustration But readers, please han g onto your tempers even if those around you are losing theirs. The folks behind the counters are people, too, and they feel as pressured if not more s o than you. DearAbby: My wife and I have been married 4 0 years. Five years ago, she told me she didn't want m e in our bedroom and that she is "off limits." She said she is not interested in me "that way" anymore. Other than that, we hav e a great marriage and we'r e best friends, but I can't g o on like this. I have suggested counseling, but sh e refuses to go. What do yo u think I should do? Missing the Kissin g DearMissing: I think you should talk to a coun selor without her. You ha ve some important decisions to make about how you will spend the rest of you r life, and it's a shame you r wife does not want to be a part of the discussion and possibly, reach a compromise. But unless both of you are happy being room mates, the current situatio n is unfair to 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. For an excellent guide to becoming a better conversationalist and a more sociable person, order How to Be Popular.' Send a businesssized, self-addressed envelope, plus check or money order for $6 (U.S. funds) to: Dear Abby Popularity Booklet, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 610540447. (Postage is included in the price.) Father's oddball behavior cries out for treatment Fox Searchlight Pictures Natalie Portman stars as Nina in Black Swan..' Dear Abby Follow the News-Sun online on www.twitter.com/thenewssun Black Swan' a gorgeous nightmare Movie Review Black Swan' Rating: R (strong sexual content, disturbing violent images, language and some drug use) Running time: 110 minutes By DAVID BAUDER APTelevision WriterNEWYORK CBS News abruptly gave The Early Show" a complete makeover T uesday, replacing co-hosts Harry Smith and M aggie Rodriguez and installing its current S aturday anchor team of Chris Wragge and E rica Hill. The network is also replacing weather forec aster Dave Price with Marysol Castro, form erly of ABC's "Good Morning America" w eekend edition, and adding Jeff Glor as the r egular news reader. The new team will start Jan. 3. There had been little inkling that change was afoot, although the show had changed its executive producer within the past year. That executive, David Friedman, said he believed the new team had the right energy and chemistry to embark on another effort at lifting the show out of third place in the network morning news ratings. "It's less about what we weren't getting and less about a generational change or a different direction," Friedman said. "We just literally think this is the right team going forward." "The Early Show" has consistently ranked behind the morning champ, NBC's "Today" show, and ABC's "Good Morning America." CBS News overhauls its morning show

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LIVING 12B PAGE News-Sun Friday, December 3, 2010 Forbidden IslandGamewright, $16, ages 10 and upHot Wheels R/C Stealth RidesMattel, $25, ages 8 and upWindup Workshop RobotsCreativity for Kids, $15, ages 7 and upWildlife Care Station #4826Playmobil, $70, ages 4 to 10Imaginext Bigfoot the MonsterFisher-Price, $100, ages 3 to 8Tadpole/FrogFolkmanis Puppets, $32, ages 3 to 8Color Wonder Story StampersCrayola, $15, ages 3 to 6Slider RiderRadio Flyer, $60, ages 3 to 5 A t FamilyFun, toy testing is serious seriously fun, that is. W e don't ask our parent and kid testers to take an oath, but if w e did, it might go something like this: "We solemnly swear t o thoroughly evaluate each toy, judging it on its value, durab ility and fun-ness." These 10 toys rose to the top as the year's very best. And t hat, we swear, is the truth. Disney FamilyFun magazine AGES 8 AND UPPLASTIC BAG MONSTERS4M, $9 Coming soon to your living room: The Creature From the Recycling Bin in 3-D! This recycling kit lets kids build two marionette monsters by combining old plastic bags and bottle caps from home with the included card stock punch-outs, beads, pipe cleaners, string, and more. Parents liked that their kids not only created a toy but also wanted to keep playing with it. GLOSSY BANDSKlutz, $20 Everything a kid needs to make a bevy of beautiful bracelets and rings can be found in this kit. Young artists place the clear mat over one of more than two dozen designs, squeeze out colorful gel dots, then swirl them together as shown in the step-bystep directions. After a day of drying, the unique fashion statement is ready to wear. Additional gel packs sold separately for $13.PAPER JAMZ DRUMSWowWee, $25 Not quite ready to have your kids set up a garage band? Would you consider a drum kit with volume control that's small enough to stash under the bed? This 11/2inch-thick, lap-size board contains a 10-instrument set kids play with their fingers. Included are three popular songs to rock to as well as a freestyle mode for solo jamming. Guitar and amp sold separately for $25 and $15, respectively.SQUAPDiggin Active, $25 Playing catch just got a super-fun update, courtesy of this mitt that looks like a cross between a hightech puppet and a trampoline. Players throw by snapping open the mitt, which flings the ball across the yard. Catching requires snapping the mitt shut around the incoming ball. Tester parents gave a thumbs-up to the clever design of the mitt, which holds the balls inside when not in use.AGES 7 AND UPCREATIONARYLego, $35 We featured this game earlier in the year (April 2010) as one of our family favorites, so we weren't surprised when testers singled it out again. One player selects a card, then starts building the object shown (a shark, a guitar, the Eiffel Tower, and so on) from the more than 300 bricks and accessories, while the others race to guess what he's making. Experienced Lego maniacs may have an advantage, but as one young player noted, "Even adults can do it!" 3 to 8 players.AGES 5 AND UPHEXBUG NANO HABITAT SETInnovation First, $30 With 10 easy-to-connect pieces of track, this set lets kids custom-build a variety of arenas for the two insectlike micro robots called Hexbugs. Switched on, the vibrating creatures frenetically work their way through the various hairpin turns and pathways that keep them contained most of the time! Additional habitat parts and robots sold separately for $10 to $50.AGES 5 AND UPSING-A-MA-JIGS!Mattel, $13 each It's easy to see and hear why this 9-inch-tall critter, above, is our No. 1 toy: everyone from tots to teens, even buttoned-up grownups fell in love with the cuties at first sight and sound. Just press their hands for one of three modes: harmony (fun when they sing together), chatter (their native jabber), and song ("Home on the Range" was a tester fave). With each squeeze of their plush bellies, they open their mouths wide to croon a smile-inducing note. Choose from six different cuties.AGES 3 TO 8IXLFisher-Price, $80 It's compact, acts as a digital reader, and allows users to upload music and embellish personal photos. Sound like a cool new tablet computer? It is but for the preschool set. Testers especially appreciated the sturdy device's notepad, which could be used for practicing letters and numbers with the help of a stylus, and the educational games that encourage math, reading, and writing skills. One game and interactive storybook included; additional software sold separately for $25.B. MEOWSICB., $30 This keyboard elicited grins from our testers almost as wide as that of the feline itself. Like many electronic pianos, the toy offers a wide range of musical choices: beats (blues, samba), instrument sounds (bells, piano), and 27 preset melodies. But it's the meow feature which lets kids play whole songs of cat meows that ensures nine lives of playtime.AGES 3 TO 6DANCE STAR MICKEYFisher-Price, $70 When Dance Star Mickey moonwalks onto the scene, preschoolers can't help but get up and shake their tails. Press the foot of the 17-inch-tall mouse and he walks, talks, moves, and grooves to six different disco, Latin and techno tunes. Or squeeze his paw for a rockin'game of Mickey says or freeze dance.



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News-Sun file photo by BETH BALDRIDGE Marcus Dewberry drove Devils rally late for winPAGE1BProgram helps deafPAGE3ACounty legislative delegation to meetPAGE2A Friday-Saturday, December 3-4, 2010 www.newssun.com Volume 91/Number 146 | 50 cents 079099401001 HighLow 58 37Complete Forecast PAGE 12A Mostly sunny and still pretty chilly Forecast Question: Should the U.S. government pursue charges in connection with the WikiLeaks releases? Next question: Should the federal government approve another extension of jobless benefits? www.newssun.comMake your voice heard at Online Obituaries Herbert Allan Age 77, of A von Park John Kelting Sr. Age 66, of Lorida Luise Klein Age 98, of Sebring Eileen Schweitzer Age 77, of Lake Placid Wilma CampbellShoemaker Age 87, of Sebring Balinda Turi Age 46, of Sebring Obituaries, Page 5A Phone ... 385-6155 Fax ... 385-2453 Online: www.newssun.com Yes 80.0% No 20.0% Total votes: 80 Classifieds 9A Community Briefs5A Community Calendar8A Dear Abby 11B Editorial & Opinion4A Healthy Living 5B Local Golf Scores3B Lottery Numbers2A Movie Reviews/Times12B Places to Worship8-9B Religion News 8B Sports On TV 2B Sudoku Puzzle 11B Index NEWS-SUNHighlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 www.newssun.comFamilies choose the items every kid will want this holiday season PAGE12B News-Sun photo by SAMANTHAGHOLAR One person was injured and airlifted to the hospital after this SUV flipped on U.S. 27 on Wednesday. By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comSEBRING He will be missed. He was a great boss , Pat Steed, executive direct or of the Central Flori da Regional Planning Counc il, said about Jeff Carlson th is week. Gov. Charlie Cri st removed Carlson from h is county commission seat o n Monday, and as a cons equence, Carlson w as removed from his chairma nship on the planning counc il as well since he served as Highlands Countys repr esentative. The CFRPC is a planning and public policy agency which works with public and private leadership. Cities and counties oft en contract with the CFRPC to help develop the documen ts required by the state for com prehensive plans and zonin g documents. Carlson is charged wi th boating under the influen ce manslaughter and vess el homicide stemming from a July accident where his wif e, Julie, was killed while th ey were boating in Indian Riv er County. Carlsons blood alcoh ol was above the .08 limit wh en Carlson will be missed by CFRPC Served as chairman of planning agency Carlson See CARLSON, page 3A By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comSEBRING Members of the City Council debated amending the citys fence ordinance at their regular meeting Nov. 16. At issue is the height of front yard fences. The existing ordinance is unclear and inconsistent regarding set backs and where fences may be placed. The council directed city staff and the city attorney, Robert Swaine, to review legal precedents and write an ordinance creating the same rules for everyone restricting yard fences to 4 feet in height between the front plane of a house to the front property line; and allowing fences 6 feet in height, 6 feet from the front plane of the house to the rear property line. The council also directed Swaine to rework its variance policy that is the process of obtaining an exception to the rule. At this time, when property owners want a variance, they must prove some sort of hardship exists. Council members want a more flexible variance policy and so asked Swaine to remove the hardship requirement. However, in a letter dated Nov. 24, Swaine wrote city administrator Scott Noethlich that, the courts have held zoning rules should burden and benefit all landowners in the same district equally and variances should be granted Fencing discussion to continue in Sebring New-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLE Y These pink plastic flamingos re only one creative idea being used to raise money for cancer research. See FENCE, page 3A By SAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comSEBRING A43-year-old Sebring woman was seriously injured Wednesday afternoon after being involved in a wreck with a Highlands County semi truck on U.S. 27. According to a Florida Highway Patrol report, the 1990 Ford semi hauling a flatbed trailer driven by 66-year-old Donald Rankin of Sebring was headed south in the outside lane of U.S. 27 at 1:55 p.m. while Angela Korzep was driving a 1997 Mercury Mountaineer on the inside lane of the highway. Traffic in front of the semi abruptly stopped, causing Rankin to lock up his brakes. The truck jack-knifed, and the front left of its bumper hit the right side of Korzeps SU V, causing it to rotate clockwise and flip twic e, coming to rest on the drivers side. The sem i ended up blocking both southbound lanes of the highway in front of Buttonwood Bay. Korzep was airlifted to Tampa Gener al Hospital. Apassenger in the SUV, 43-year-o ld Edward Allen of Sebring, was taken by amb ulance to Highlands Regional Medical Cent er with minor injuries. Rankin was not injured All parties were wearing their seatbelts, t he report said. Traffic on north and southbound U.S. 2 7 came to a halt for nearly half an hour. One seriously injured after SUVflips News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Racing legend Bobby Rahal signs autographs in the circle Thursday morning during parade of race cars leading up to this weekends Legends of Motorsports events at Sebring International Raceway. Lunch with a legend By SAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comSEBRING The Circle was bustling with residents and fans snapping photos and waiting in line for autographs from a racing legend. Bobby Rahal led a small group of high-end cars to the circle on Thursday morning for Lunch with Legends, the kick-off event for this weekends debut Legends of Motorsports event at Sebring International Raceway. Fan Rush Nash was excited to meet with Rahal. Ive followed him since I was a kid. He is an amazing talent. Feels great to see him be back in Sebring. I wish we could keep him here, said Nash. Fans snapped plenty photos and posed on the Jaguars and other race cars throughout the morning leading up to the presBobby Rahal speeds into Circle By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comAVON PARK Three months remain until Avon Park gathers to help fight cancer at the March 13 Relay For Life. Now is the time to get motivated, organized and into action, says Vicky Nickerson, Awesome Brenda And the Team Extraordinaire captain, The 18-hour fundraiser takes place at Joe Franza Stadium, beginning at noon Saturday and ending at 6 a.m. Sunday. Teams set up booths and disseminate information about different forms of cancer. They also raise money by selling food items or services, and running free games for children and adults to enjoy. For example, one game at the APrelay is a giant Twister tarp. In this version of the game, the colored circles are made of catsup, mustard, relish and blue Jello. To imagine the fun for children, just remember they get hosed down afterwards. While special events happen throughout the night, at least one member of every team has to be walking on the track at all times during the 18 hours. Nickerson said a team may be a small group of friends or a large contingent from a business, organization or agency. We need people who want to come out and have fun for a good cause, she said. But the relay itself is the culminating event of the fundraising effort. Already teams are having Fighting cancer one dollar at a time See FIRST, page 7A News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Spectators admire race cars parked along the Circle in downtown Sebring during Lunch with Legends. See RAHAL, page 7A

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By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comAVON PARK Those who like to celebrate the season will be treated to a concert at 6 p.m. on Monday when the Avon Park Chamber of Commerce celebrates its annual Christmas on Main Street. Chamber Executive Director David Greenslade said the event is designed to support the schools and local groups. We encourage everyone to come out and see the local talent. It has become another Avon Park tradition, Greenslade said. This gives us a chance to support the youth in our community and encourage them in their talents. It is always a great event. The music is put on by the bands and the chorus from several different schools. Its entertaining, and loads of fun, Greenslade said. The event will be held in front of the Jacaranda Hotel, and features a plethora of musical entertainment. But bring your lawn chair because there will be no bleacher seating this year, according to Greenslade. The Chamber will be selling food and drinks, including cocoa, and all proceeds go to the scholarship fund. Greenslade also said that local emcee favorite David Flowers will handle the introductions again this year. He is always fun to watch. His hard work is one of the reasons this event has been successful, Greenslade said. 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If anyone listed here is acquitted or has charges dropped, they can bring in proof of such decision or mail a copy to the paper and the News-Sun will be happy to report that information. The News-Sun is at 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL 33870. The following people were booked into the Highlands County Jail on Wednesday, Dec. 1: David Allen Curry, 20, of Lake Placid, was charged with grand theft. Brandon Scott Fowler, 25, of Huntsville, Ala., was charged with resisting an officer and failure to appear reference trespass after warning. Steven Milo Griffin, 20, of Lake Placid, was charged with purchase of marijuana. Kenneth Wayne Guffey, 47, of Winter Haven, was charged with withholding support of children or spouse. Dan Myers, 60, of Avon Park, was charged with two counts of failure to appear reference knowingly driving with license suspended, and attach tag not assigned. Hannah Delia QuiggleSalgado, 31, of Sebring, was charged with two counts of violation of conditional release reference battery by strangulation and child abuse. Alan Martin Ramos Mendoza, 21, of Lake Placid, was charged with possession of cocaine and possession and or use of drug equipment. Scott Wayne Turner, 51, of Clearwater, was arrested on an out-of-county warrant reference DUI and driving with license suspended or revoked. Michael Wallace Wheeler, 46, of Sebring, was charged with disturbing the peace and aggravated assault with a weapon. Jack Menard White, 39, of Bowling Green, was charged with violation of probation reference DUI. Kierra Lashedra Williams, 20, of Lake Placid, was charged with petit theft. The following people were booked into the Highlands County Jail on Tuesday, Nov. 30: Nelson Steve Adams, 54, of Sebring, was charged with possession of a harmful new legend drug without a prescription, possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, and possession and or use of drug equipment. Matthew Thomas Blankenship, 19, of Lake Placid, was charged with fraud-impersonation, petit theft, forgery, and fraud-illegal use of credit cards. Mary Kathryn Chiu, 55, of Sebring, was charged with violation of probation reference battery upon person 65 or older. Rodney Paul Christle, 62, of Starke, was charged with violation of probation reference DUI. Alfredo Alejandro Diaz, 44, of Miami, was charged with violation of a municipal ordinance. Ramon Feblez, 29, of Tampa, was charged with possession and or use of drug equipment, and possession of marijuana. Iloi Sejour Francois, 79, of Sebring, registered as a sex offender. Angel Luis Caraballo Gonazalez, 23, of Sebring, was charged with possession and or use of drug equipment and possession of marijuana. Brittany Nicole Howard, 23, of Arcadia, was charged with violation of probation Continued on page 6A POLICEBLOTTER Courtesy photo Judy Johnson, Walker Memorial Academy humanities teacher, and Principal William E. Farmer, welcome Hans von Walter back from the state geography bee in 1004. von Walter was recently a Jeopardy! collegiate tournament finalist (inset), representing Southern Adventist University near in Collegedale, Tenn. He attended 11 years at Walker Memorial Academy in Avon Park. Special to the News-SunAVON PARK Hans von Walter, spent 11 years as a Avon Park Walker Memorial Academy student. At the young age of 7, he decided he wanted to eventually be a contestant on the television quiz show Jeopardy!, hosted by Alex Trebek. Recently the dream of a young child was fulfilled. Now, as a young man, he recently competed as a collegiate finalist and winning $25,000 at the Jeopardy! tournament representing his school, Southern Adventist University, located near Chattanooga in Collegedale, Tenn. His goal never was a secret at the Walker campus. His classmates and faculty openly encouraged and supported his ambition. His enthusiasm was an inspiration to all. Everyone cheered for him, says Principal William E. Farmer. von Walter has a history of competing in academic contests. As an eighth-grade student at Walker Memorial Academy, he beat all competitors and became the 2004 Geography Bee Florida state champion sponsored by National Geographic. Trebek also was the host of the National Geography Bee when von Walter represented Florida in Washington D.C. At the Jeopardy finals they were able to get reacquainted. In addition to his geography bee experience, he has led SAU academic teams in annual college bowl competitions. Judy Johnson, humanities teacher at Walker Memorial Academy, became his mentor as he prepared for his 2004 state geography contest. Hans was a very inquisitive student; it seemed like everything about the world fascinated him, she said. He spent endless hours learning about the world through studying various books in my classroom, practicing for the geography bee, talking incessantly about his dream to compete in the realJeopardy!, and focusing so intently on learning trivia. When he won the school geography bees and the state-level bee, I knew he was destined for great things. As a biochemistry major at SAU, von Walter plans a career in medicine. Jeopardy! appearance was dream come true for AP student Grimsley Albritton Alexander Special to the News-SunSEBRING The Highlands County Legislative Delegation will meet from 9:30-11:30 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 17, in the County Commission chambers at 600 S. Commerce Ave. The delegation includes Sen. J.D. Alexander, Representative Denise Grimsley and Representative Ben Albritton. All proposals for local bills are expected to be presented at the hearing. The bill must be drafted in bill form and accompanied by a resolution from the local government supporting the proposed legislation, if possible. Unless there is an emergency, the delegation will consider for introduction only those bills which have been presented at the hearing. Individuals wishing to enter formal testimony on specific local bills are encouraged to attend. If the local legislative delegation agrees to support the issue and introduce a local bill, a legal advertisement of the proposed bill must be placed in a newspaper of general circulation at least 30 days pri or to introduction in t he House or Senate unless t he bill contains a referendu m provision. The local enti ty requesting the proposed b ill will be responsible f or placing the legal advertis ement in the newspaper. Members of the publ ic will have an opportunity to address the delegatio n about issues not related to local bills upon completio n of the agenda. The agenda for the hea ring will be set at noon o n Dec. 10. If you are makin g a presentation, please pr ovide six copies of your do cumentation to Se n. Alexanders Sebring offi ce (2925 Kenilworth Blv d. Sebring, FL33870) no lat er than then. In light of t he fiscal challenges facing t he state, the Senate Preside nt and House Speaker ha ve made the decision not to open the Communi ty Budget Issue Reque st System (CBIRS) again th is year. If you have any questio ns or would like to be plac ed on the agenda, please co ntact Sen. Alexanders offi ce at 386-6016. Legislative Delegation meeting Dec. 17 at commission chambers Lake Clay boat ramp closed for repairs LAKE PLACID The Lake Clay boat ramp (east Side 1650 Lake Clay Drive) will be closed for repair and maintenance from Dec. 6-Jan. 6. The Highlands County Parks and Recreation Department plans to reopen it Friday, Jan. 7. For further information on boat ramp closings, contact the Highlands County Parks and Recreation Department at 402-6812.Boil Water Notice rescindedSEBRING Due to a water line break on No v. 24, the Sun N La ke Improvement Distri ct Utility Division turned o ff the water in the area. Subsequent water anal ysis has indicated that n o harmful effects h ad occurred due to the wat er line break and the resultin g service interruption. T he previous Boil Water Noti ce has been rescinded. Avon Parks Christmas on Main Street concerts set for Monday Snapshots Special to the News-Sun LAKE PLACID Parking restrictions for the Christmas parade will be in effect from 4-9 p.m. There will be no parking after 4 p.m. on the north side of Interlake Boulevard from Brantley Properties (417 East Interlake Blvd.) to Main Avenue. Parking on the south side will be allowed wherever restrictive signs are not posted. There will be sufficient signage as required by law for enforcement. Businesses will not be allowed to restrict parking during the day by roping off areas. No Parking signs may be obtained from the police department which will restrict parking after 4 p.m. These signs must be posted at 7 a.m. on parade date and will be enforced by police. Simply put, all parking signs should be obeyed. After 4 p.m., vehicles will be towed and ticketed. Further information can be found on the police department website, www.lppd.com. Parking restrictions in place for LP parade NEWS-SUN

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h e was tested right after the a ccident, and he was allegedl y driving the 22-foot boat t hat struck a channel marker. According to Steed, C arlson served on the C FRPC board since 1999, w hen he was a Sebring city c ouncilman, and his direction h as been a large part of the c urrent vision for central F lorida. He was involved closely i n and supported the H eartland 2060 plan. He was a n excellent member of the c ouncil. He was supportive a nd added a lot to the p rocess, Steed said. The Heartland 2060 plan is a cooperative work which i ncludes the six predominantl y rural counties of DeSoto, G lades, Hardee, Hendry, H ighlands and Okeechobee, which are all trying to achieve a regional plan for sustainable development. He was excellent to work with. During his last four years as chairman he has been very involved and always ready to help with anything staff needed, Steed said. But Steed said the largest impact may come from the role Carlson played as a leader for Highlands County. He was always looking for benefits to Highlands County. It was a true partnership from his point of view. Both entities could share in the data and the information to their mutual benefit, Steed added. He was a very positive person. He always had an encouraging word, and was very supportive of the work of staff. He always had a smile, even at the end of those long meetings, Steed said. The CFRPC is made up of elected officials from around the region, and Steed said that Pat Huff, a councilman and vice-mayor from Bartow, would fill the chairman position until board elections in January. The work would continue, Steed said, but Carlsons hard work would definitely be missed. He made several wonderful contributions. Jeff worked hard to be involved, and often had a positive word, Steed said. According to public records from the Indian River County Clerks office, Carlson has hired Winter Park attorney Kirk Connell to represent him, and has entered a written plea of not guilty. His next court appearance is now scheduled for a Jan. 6 docket call in front of Judge Robert Pegg, according to the clerks office. Special to the News-SunAVON PARK Two indiv iduals who are hearing i mpaired at Ridge Area Arc a re receiving special services t o help them communicate. Tim Dowdy of Sebring and J im Kentfield of Avon Park a re learning sign language f rom volunteers with supp ortdeaf.org, an informal netw ork of volunteers who have p ersonal connections in the d eaf community and love and s upport deaf. Naturally, some of them a re more skilled in sign lang uage than others. Many h earing people support deaf w ith a minimal sign language v ocabulary. Lou Hathcock and V eridian Pau are the volunt eers who have been coming t o the main campus at Arc to w ork with the two consumers a t no charge. They are at Arc o nce a week on Wednesday. T hey work with each person o ne-on-one for about 15 minu tes. They teach basic sign lang uage and provide various DVDs for the deaf and hearing impaired. The organization distributes DVDs produced entirely in sign language. They search the surrounding communities to meet all deaf in the area and offer them DVDs at no cost. The DVDs present helpful information on family issues, life issues, and there is a fine selection of story DVDs for deaf children that model family values. Kentfield, receives services in the intensive program at Arc. Dowdy participates on the workfloor and works with the lawn maintenance crew. They both have learning disabilities. The DVDs help families to learn about sign language if they want to learn, Pau said. He explained that many times it is just the deaf person who wants to learn. Caregivers who dont take time to learn the language limit the deaf persons ability to communicate. Supportdeaf.org volunteers also work with employers who are wanting to learn how to communicate to employees who are deaf. Hathcocks wife, Linda, is deaf and they both work together in doing home visits with deaf people. To learn more information about this volunteer organization go to its Web site supportdeaf.org or call Hatchcock at 453-2503 or Pau at 241-9862. www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, December 3, 2010Page 3A Continued from page 1A Courtesy photo Jim Kentfield (from left), of Avon Park, watches a DVD done completely in sign language provided by supportdeaf.org volunteers Lou Hathcock and Veridian Pau. Volunteers break the silence of communicating with the deaf Carlson made wonderful contributions to CFRPC He was always looking for benefits to Highlands County. It was a true partnership from his point of view.PATSTEED executive director of CFRPC s paringly and only where a l andowner is prohibited from d oing something that other o wners in the same district c an do because of some pecul iar condition or circums tance that was not created b y the owner. Accordingly, I do not b elieve it is defensible to prov ide for variances where no u nnecessary hardship is s hown. The council will discuss S waines conclusions and r ecommendations at its next r egular meeting Tuesday n ight. Saying he was anticip ating the councils aversion t o anchor chain fences, one o f Swaines proposals is to b an them in front yards. The issue arose in a practic al way Nov. 16, when city s taff said Alan Wildstein, the o wner of the Alan Jay A utomotive Network, wanted a variance to install a 42-inch m asonry wall mounted with w rought iron in front of his n ew home on Lakeview D rive. Despite being opposed to t all walls or solid fences a long front property lines f or example, council member M argie Rhoades said I dont w ant Sebring ending up looki ng like Miami council members were inclined to support Wildstein, saying his property was over two acres in size and needed a larger fence to balance its scale. They also approved of the wrought iron addition that allows the police sight lines into the property for safety reasons. Gingerlee Mitchelllindo, who is conducting a lawsuit against the city regarding zoning issues with the wall she built on her property, was at the meeting. Aside from her fight with the city over setbacks and sight lines regarding her wall, Mitchelllindo is most upset because in her view the city discriminates against her someone who has little money and favors people like Wildstein who have plenty of money. She told the council that Wildsteins proposed wall is similar to her existing one, except his will have decorative wrought iron where she has anchor chain fencing. Mitchelllindo feels the council is elitist and going too far. People have the right to choose what they want or can afford, she said to the council. I dont want some people saying, You cant do this because I dont like it. Continued from page 1A Fence regulations on Sebring council slate Associated PressNEWYORK Generous discounts lur ed American to stores f or holiday gifts in November, providin g cheer and robust sal es gains for retailers. Th at raises hopes, alread y buoyed by reports of crowded malls over t he crucial Thanksgivin g weekend, for a stron g holiday shopping seaso n. As retailers report the ir monthly resul ts Thursday, it showed th at many different types of shoppers were in t he mood to buy, from t he affluent to teens. Stor es reporting gains th at topped Wall Street expe ctations included Cost co Wholesale Corp., Targ et Corp., the owner of Victorias Secret and te en retailer Abercrombie & Fitch. That underscores th at many people were n ot only buying gifts for ot hers but throwing in item s for themselves, includin g high-priced push-up br as and shoes. Thats a big differen ce from the last tw o Christmases when sho ppers were focusing o n practical items like coff ee pots and socks for othe rs and buying little f or themselves. The results are bas ed on revenue at stor es opened at least a year an d are considered a key ind icator of a retailer s health. Overall, discretiona ry spending looks to be making a comeback , said Ken Perkins, pres ident of RetailMetrics, a research firm. Shoppers came out to spend in November Classified Ads 385-6155 NEWS-SUN

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E very year about this time, three c ommunities in H ighlands County p ut on a Christmas p arade with all the l ights, bells and w histles you can i magine, and we t hink they are the b est thing to really p ut people in the s pirit.The parades serve as somet hing more than just flashing l ights and fake snow. They s erve as a community gatheri ng to hear stories, something t hat reaches back to our most p rimal of feelings, there g athered in the dark. For that small slice of time e ach year, an hour or so, we g ather for no other reason t han to enjoy a break from t he hustle of everyday life. To socialize, to talk to n eighbors, friends and family w ithout an agenda other than t o see the parade. To see all t he small stories unfold, and w itness something that will n ever happen exactly the s ame again. Not all the displays are p erfect or completely fini shed, but that doesnt matter. T heir own imperfections tell t heir own story. Each float is prepared just t o be viewed for that brief h our or so, and then disass embled to be seen no more. Each band prepares throughout the year for their one performance, every dance troop includes this on their schedule, and businesses, clubs, and organizations all gather regardless of competition, rivalry, religion or politics to tell those stories. For the briefest of hours, these parades serve to tear the veil between what is and what could be in the world, and they serve as some of the best forms of entertainment in town. With light display and ingenuity at their peak, the floats roll by those that stand along Main Street, or the Circle wanting to see the stories. The crowds begin to arrive, sometimes hours before. There are some who put out their lawn chairs days before, just to see each small story and each story has meaning and hope and faith. The whole gambit of happy emotions. Mothers, dads, aunts, uncles, all stand by and watch as their own family member marches or rides by, waving, playing, or dancing; story telling. Every face, for that hour or so, will have a smile. One of childish joy, with no expectations and for no other reason than viewing those brief stories rolling by. On the way home, those simplest of joys will fade as chores, work, or family drama invades, but for that moment, it was there. It is the absolute best in reality entertainment, and each one is free. We would like to thank all of those who prepare and present the parades for us to view. For that moment of simple joy. As fellows in the craft of story telling, we are grateful for your hard work, your sweat, those smiles, that moment. Page 4ANews-SunFriday, December 3, 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 Each float is a story Remember Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7Editor: Today we honor and salute all of t he many American veterans, who t hroughout our history, have u nselfishly placed their lives on the l ine for our freedom. This Dec. 7 w as the sneak attack that caused t he United States to enter into W orld War II. We are a forgiving n ation, sometimes too forgiving, b ut let us hope and pray that we do n ot enter into another war like that o ne again. Our fight for freedom h as come at a great price and today o ur freedom is not free. Our veterans are great people, b oth men and women, who have f ought and died to defend our c ountrys freedom and they are still f ighting today. These are our f riends, neighbors, fathers, mothe rs, sons and daughters. There are t housands in our cemeteries and m any on foreign soil, casualties of w ar. Some returned as strangers w ith broken bodies and spirits n ever again to return to the good l ife left behind. We must never forg et the MIAs and POWs yet unacc ounted for. Let us take time today and every d ay to remember the sacrifices of a ll the men and women who have g iven their lives for the war being f ought today. May the Almighty C reator of us all bless and protect t hem in their endeavors. R emember, without our veterans a nd active military, life would be quite different. We owe them our freedom. Let us cherish it while we can. May we all join in our grief over friends lost and in our sympathy for the military families who have suffered. May we also join in our joy for living in the greatest nation on the face of this earth. May the Almighty Creator of us all bless the veterans and active duty military May God bless and protect the United States of America. PS. I have a friend, Ellen Weaver, who will be 101 years young on Dec. 7. Wishing you a Happy Birthday with love. Suzanne Krueger Lake PlacidWhat kind of person is President Obama? Editor: Obamas comments on the BPoil spill have been, Im not responsible and Im not in charge. Then he said, Im in charge, but Im not responsible. His last statement to a room full of press on May 27 was Im in charge and Im responsible. Obama has blocked the American people from seeing his college transcripts and his certificate of live birth. He professes to be a Christian, but yet allows federal monies to provide abortions, declared the whole month of June as gay pride month, but does not defend one day for national prayer in the nation, demands that Israel divide their land, and he is on the record stating that he believes that there are many paths to God. John 14v6, Jesus said to him, I am the way, and the truth, and the life; No one comes to the Father but through me. Democrats have always use the mantra of, Republicans only protect big business. Well, who has bailed out every big business from the East Coast to the West Coast of America and still hasnt turned off the Federal Reserve printing presses? As of this writing America is in debt to China $728 billion, Japan $626B, United Kingdom $158B, Brazil $130B, Russia $117B, Luxemburg $98B, Hong Kong $ 98B and Taiwan $98B. Each American owes to this U.S. National Debt, as of this writing, $44,500. Proverbs 22v7 the rich rules over the poor, and the borrower is the servant (slave) to the lender. The New York Times and others broke the news today, based on leaked government documents made public by WikiLeaks, that North Korea has already sold advanced missile technology to Iran, enabling that country to launch long-distance nuclear missiles to targets as far away as Europe. Consider two things: first, the missiles sold by North Korea to Iran were based on Russiandesigned R-27 rockets which were clearly supplied by Russia and converted by the Korean dictatorship into its more deadly BM-25 missiles, which were then delivered to Iran. Second, Russia has already sold deadly, weapons and nuclear material business separately with both Iran and North Korea. Even more intriguing is the fact that Russia is on both of the international negotiating teams (along with the USA) that are supposed to broker weapons agreements and peace deals with Iran and North Korea. Russia is in a perfect place to play all sidesin this deadly game. Meanwhile Obama is ignoring this threat by Russia, urging the Senate to ratify the STARTnuke treaty with that troublesome nation. In a press conference today, Obama is spreading false information in an attempt to quickly seal the deal with Russia, namely: (1) that the STARTtreaty does not impede American anti-missile defense (this is not true, Article 5 of the treaty does limit U.S. ability to create anti-missile shields); (2) that no person of defense expertise or pedigreeis opposed to the treaty (this is not true there is a long list of defense experts who are in fact opposed to the treaty). President Obama is a fool by leading America to down-grade our defenses against our enemies. This all has prophetic implications. When we realize that America appears to be a non-entity in the prophecies of the Bible, one can only wonder if the reason has something to do with our lack of resolve in two areas: a foolish fai lure to guard our nation, and most important of all, an even more foolish failure to seek Gods protection. Unless the Lord guards the city, the watchman keeps awake in vain. Psalm 127:1. Wendy Griff in Sebrin g A happy day at Southern LifestyleEditor: Dont you think its about time we heard some happy news? Well, I do. I hope you all had a Happy Thanksgiving. We at Southern Lifestyle AFLsure did. Aweek before this special hol iday all of the busy staff was working hard decorating and preparing for us. What a celebration it turned out to be. Robin Norton, our head chef and his staf f, did an outstanding job cooking turkey, ham, salmon, pies, and cakes. You name it, we had it. Chuck Oakes (the owner) greet ed all arrivals and made sure all were being taken care of for lunch Before we ate he gave a beautiful blessing for us, our food, and our country. After this wonderful day of attention, food, service and lov e, we all went to the front lobby and were treated to the soothing pian o playing of Ann Rita Crews. On behalf of all here, thank you for a blessed day. Gerrie Match us Lake Plac id Bouquet If we had a president in the White House who understood that we are at war with a crazed faction of Islam, and was willing to act on that belief, there would be no question about how we should deal with people who give aid and comfort to the enemy theyd be tried for treason and when found guilty stood up before a firing squad. Julian Assange and his fellow conspirator Pvt. Bradley Manning allegedly betrayed the United States, gave aid and comfort to the terrorists who seek to destroy the United States, and if found guilty they deserve nothing less than death sentences for their unspeakable crimes. Their pitifully lame excuse that they were merely trying to provide information to the American people that was being improperly withheld from them by the government is on a par with Benedict Arnolds claim that he was merely trying to inform the British on information the American people believed they deserved to have. On the contrary, the public does not have the right to know everything some information needs to be kept secret if the publics safety is to be assured. Consumers do not need to know the gory details of how sausage is made, nor do the people need to be made aware of all of the details of what is being done to protect them. Nobody ever demanded that those scientists engaged in building the atomic bomb that ended the war with Japan should do their work openly and share their secrets with the public, and nobody has the right to decide which secrets the public has a need to know. The release of these socalled WikiLeaks documents has put the American people at risk, as Secretary of State Clinton has said, and the two culprits deserve to be made to pay the price for their treasonous actions. Pvt. Bradley Manning, the soldier who is alleged to have illegally obtained the documents, is already behind bars where, if justice is to be served, he will remain for the rest of his life. Assanges punishment is yet to be determined, but it should be equally as harsh, if indeed he escapes the hangmans noose, although he should not. According to news reports, the Feds are attempting to learn whether Assange violated any criminal laws, most notably those covered under the Espionage Act. Both the Justice (DOJ) and Defense Departments say they are conducting an active ongoing criminal investigation of the entire matter, but there is no question of the serious nature of the crimes committed by Assange and Manning by their despicable actions they have plunged a dagger into the hearts of the American people. Moreover, the FBI is currently looking into the activities of all those who had come into possession of the subject documents, especially those who provided secret information to Assanges WikiLeaks organization. If they are found to be culpable they should be harshly punished. There are problems involved in prosecuting the two men. Legal experts warn that prosecuting those charged with illegally leaking classified documents is difficult for a number of reasons, not the least being persuading foreign governments to hand Assange who lives abroad over to U.S. prosecutors. It should be kept in mind that Assange and Manning are not the only entities wh o have put the American people at risk. Those in the media who couldnt wait to publish the information given them by the pair are equally guilty of endangering the American people. Indeed, it has been repor ted that DOJ is warning that media organizations could well be subject to prosecution, although that is said n ot to be in the cards because Justice fears possible violations of the First Amendment, and is fully aware that it has never pros ecuted such a matter. According to Kenneth Wainstein, former assistant attorney general in the national security division, Whenever youre talking about a media organization the department is going to look very closely to ensure that any prosecution doesn t undermine the valid First Amendment functioning of the press. Jeffrey H. Smith, a forme r CIAgeneral counsel, noted that Assange is the DOJs target. Im confident that the Justice Department is figuring out how to prosecute him, Smith told reporters. They need to go further than that. They need to be figuring out how to hang him. Michael Reagan is the son of President Ronald Reagan and a political consultant. He is the founder and chairman of The Reagan Group and president of The Reagan Legacy Foundation. Look for Mikes books and other information at Reagan.com. Email comments to Reagan@caglecartoons.com. Call it what it is: treason Making Sense Michael Reagan

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www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, December 3, 2010Page 5A Promise Acres offers three-day campHave to work, shop, or j ust get everything wrapped? A t this three-day camp kids w ill get to learn about horse s, ride horses, play outdoor g ames, and do a Christmas c raft. Early drop off and late p ick up available. The child must bring a s ack lunch; Promise Acres w ill provide snacks and bott led water. The fee is $50 per c hild per day. Camp is availa ble Dec. 20-22. R eservations required (limite d space available). E-mail p romiseacres@embarqmail.c o m or call 453-0731 for m ore information. All proceeds benefit P romise Acres Equine R escue. Second Blessings garage sale is SaturdayAVON PARK First U nited Methodist Church of A von Parks Second B lessings garage sale is from 8 :30-11:30 a.m. Saturday at 2 00 S. Lake Ave. Ridge Area Arc Elves offer gift wrappingSEBRING The Ridge A rea Arc Elves Gift W rapping Workshop is open f or business at Lakeshore M all. Individuals with disabilit ies and staff will be volunt eering to wrap gifts for the h olidays from 10 a.m. to 1 :30 p.m. Monday-Friday, t hrough Dec. 23. The booth w ill be in Center Court. T here will be a variety of h oliday paper, bows, bags a nd tags to choose. Packages, whether purc hased in the mall or somew here else, can be wrapped f or a donation to Arc. Arc is a non-profit agency in H ighlands County that offers s ervices for people with disa bilities to teach them to be a s independent as possible. R idge Area Arc assists peop le in Highlands, Hardee and s outhern Polk counties. For more details, call 4521 295, ext. 124. Square Dance at ButtonwoodSEBRING There will b e a square dance from 7:309 :30 p.m. today at B uttonwood Bay. Sam Dunn w ill be the caller. All levels of square danci ng will be called. Any questions, call Roger M cElfresh 6554243. Events planned at lodges, postsAVON PARK The Combat Veterans M emorial VFWPost 9853 w ill host music by Joe and J ackie from 5-8 p.m. today. A memorial service for the l ate Carol Grove Harrell will b e held at 3 p.m. Saturday. Karaoke by Bildi will be from 5-8 p.m. Schedules subject to change; call for details. For more information, call 452-9853. The Highlands County Moose Lodge will host karaoke by Naomi today. The Avon Park Police Poker Run is set for Saturday. For more information, call 4520579. LAKE PLACID The Veterans of Foreign Wars 3880 will host Texas Hold-em at 2 p.m. today. The Ladies Auxiliary bingo is set for 2 p.m. Saturday. The Pearl Harbor ceremony is from 5:30-7 p.m. Music with Country Cajun. For more information, call 6995444.Dance Club features The SkylarksSEBRING The Highlands Social Dance Club hosts ballroom dancing from 7-9:30 p.m. today at Sebring Parkway (formerly Lions Clubhouse). Dance the night away to waltzes, cha-chas, foxtrots, rumbas, jitterbug and other ballroom favorites to the Big Band Sound of The Skylarks. All club dances are open to the public. Appropriate dress required. Admission is $5 for members and $7 for non-members. The snack bar opens at 6 p.m., serving sandwiches, hamburgers, pies and pastries, ice cream, snacks, coffee and a variety of soft drinks. For more information, call 471-0559.ABATE of Florida plans annual toy runSEBRING ABATE of Florida Inc. Inerstate Chapters 25th Annual Toy Run is Saturday. Line up begins at 11 a.m. at the Blue Crab Restaurant, 825 N. Ridgewood Drive, leaving promptly at 1 p.m. under police escort ending at Elks, 2618 Kenilworth Blvd. Cost is $10. Donate an unwrapped toy. There will be a 50/50 auction and complete turkey dinner. The event ends at 9 p.m. Proceeds to benefit local children in need. For more information, call 381-5986 or 381-8490. Membership and safety information available. Donations to ABATE are not tax-deductible. ABATE does not condone drinking and driving.Caladium Co-op helps children shopLAKE PLACID Children 12 years old and under can shop for family and friends at the Caladium Arts and Crafts Cooperative from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Gift prices start at 50 cents and go up to $5. There will be elves to help the children shop while parents and guardians browse the store. Gift wrapping is free, not only for the children but also for adult shoppers. The Caladium Co-op is at 132 E. Interlake Blvd. Call 699-5940 or visit the Website at www.caladiumarts.org for further information.Avon Park FFA Alumni have barbecueAVON PARK Support the local FFAchapters when the Avon Park FFAAlumni has its annual barbecue for $5, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the AG Barns, 1100 E. Winthrop St. The menu includes pulled pork sandwich, coleslaw and baked beans. Five or more orders to one address can be delivered. Call 368-1794 if you have any questions. Social Singles plan dance on Saturday SEBRING The Highlands County Social Singles are sponsoring monthly dances at The Sebring Womans Club on Lakeview Drive. The Skylarks will play at 7 p.m. Saturday.Reflections plans big craft boutiqueAVON PARK Reflections on Silver Lake is holding its annual craft boutique from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. If interested in becoming an exhibitor, call Bernice Huskey at 452-5215. The cost is $10 per exhibitor. Local author signs new bookSEBRING Linda Bailey, author of Jesus My Son, Marys Journal of Jesus Early Life, will be having a book signing from 4-7 p.m. today, just before the Sebring Christmas parade, at Lindas Books, 203 North Ridgewood Drive, and from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at SpringLake United Methodist Church, off U.S. 98.American Legion Auxiliary begins Girls State searchAVON PARK The womens auxiliary of American Legion Unit 69 is starting its annual search for candidates to attend Girls State in Tallahassee from July 8-16. The committee for Girls State will be contacting junior high girl student guidance counselors in early December for their help in finding candidates. Two delegates and two attendees will be selected in February for this years exercise in Florida governmental policies and procedures. Herbert AllanHerbert A. George Allan, 77, of Avon Park died Nov. 24, 2010. Born in Clarendon, Jamaica he moved to Avon Park in 1965. He was an automobile mechanic. He is survived by his son, Mikey; brother, Roxy; sister, Evelyn; and several grandchildren. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to noon today at Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home, Avon Park. Afuneral service will begin at noon at Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home with Rev. Mike Adams officiating. Burial will follow in Bougainvillea Cemetery. Condolences may be expressed at stephensonnelsonfh.com. John Kelting Sr.John P. Kelting Sr., 66, of Kissimmee River Estates, died Nov. 26, 2010. Born in Riverside, Calif., he moved to the area in 2007. He served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict and was of the Christian faith. He was a carpenter. He is survived by his loving children, Jennifer L. Kelting and John P. Kelting Jr.; two sisters and two brothers. Aservice celebrating Johns life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at The Ministry Center, Lake Placid, with Pastor Walter J. Cobb celebrating. Military Honors will follow presented by the VFWPost 4300 Honor Guard. Arrangements entrusted to Scott Funeral Home, Lake Placid.Luise KleinLuise Emilie Hartwig Klein, 98, of Sebring died Nov. 26, 2010. Born in Berlin, Germany she moved to Sebring in 1988. She is survived by a daughter, Johanna U. Libero; son, Bernhard Klein; seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Avisitation will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home, Sebring, with a service celebrating her life to follow at 2 p.m.Eileen SchweitzerEileen Schweitzer, 77, of Lake Placid died Nov. 23, 2010. Born in St. Helens, Mereseyside, England she came to Lake Placid in 1977. She was a payroll clerk and attended St. James Catholic Church. She is survived by children, Tina Terry, Tony Schweitzer, Tammy Fowler, Tracy Schweitzer and Todd Schweitzer; and several grandchildren and greatgrandchildren. Arrangements entrusted to Chandler Funeral Home, Lake Placid.Wilma CampbellShoemakerWilma L. CampbellShoemaker, 87, of Sebring died Nov. 30, 2010. She moved to Sebring in 1987. She retired from American Express, and was a member of Church of God. She is survived by h er husband, Harold G Shoemaker; son, Rand y Campbell; step-sons, Do n and Clifton Shoemake r; brothers, Charles L. Dav is and William E. David; si sters, Nellie Mae Atkin s, Ruby Skelton, Mildr ed Stedman, and Betty Brook s; 10 grandchildren and fo ur great-grandchildren. Visitation will be from 24 p.m. Sunday with the ser vice at 4 p.m. at Morr is Funeral Chapel, Sebrin g. Burial will be Monday at Fort Lauderdale Memori al Park. In lieu of flower s, contributions may be ma de to Hope Hopice, 4840 Su n N Lakes Blvd., Sebring, F L 33872. Condolences may be expressed at www.morrisf uneralchapel.com.Balinda TuriBalinda Helen Turi, 46, of Sebring died Nov. 27, 201 0. Born in East Chicago, Ind ., she had been a resident of Sebring since 1992. She w as a medical billing secretar y, and a member of Gra ce Bible Church. She is survived by h er husband, Jose; son, Dani el P. Long; father, Hect or Melendez; sister, Sal ly Delgado; brothers, Joh n Melendez and Hect or Domingo Melendez. Amemorial service w ill take place at 1 p.m. today at Grace Bible Churc h, Sebring, with the Re v. Andrew Katsanis officia ting. Arrangements ha ve been entrusted to Stephenson-Nelson Funer al Home, Sebring. This Christmas, give the gift that keeps on giving with a subscription to the News-Sun. SUBSCRIBE TODAY! 863-385-6155 www.newssun.com COMMUNITYBRIEFS OBITUARIES Courtesy photo T he Knights of Columbus Council 14717 from Our Lady of Grace, 595 E. Main St. in Avon Park, will have its Sunday Breakfast and Brunch from 8 a.m. to noon Sunday. Cost is $5. Call 471-2134 for details. By DINACAPPIELLO Associated PressWASHINGTON The co-chair of a presi dential panel investigating the worst offshore o il spill in U.S. history says the disaster cann ot be blamed solely on BP. William K. Reilly, the former head of the E PAunder President George H.W. Bush, p ointed to three companies: well operator BP P LC, rig owner Transocean Ltd., and cement c ontractor Halliburton Co. He says all three made questionable decisions that contributed to the blowout. Reilly says the perception that the well blowout was the result of one companys choices does not stand. He says the panel has conclusively established that there are larger problems with offshore drilling safety. Reillys remarks Thursday came at the start of two days of deliberations, the last public forum for the panel before it issues its report in January. Panel co-chair: BP alone did not cause Gulf spill

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he following people filed for divorce during the month of October, 2010: Rebecca Jayne Hillman, petitioner and David Michael Hillman, Oct. 4, 2010. Melissa Brianne Leonardo, petitioner and Robert Bruce Leonardo, Oct. 4, 2010. Natalia Rosa Terreros, petitioner and Ewan Graham Kasprowicz, Oct. 5, 2010. William O. McKinney Jr., petitioner and Sandra Jean McKinney, Oct. 6, 2010. Lura F. Moitozo, petitioner and Gabriel J. Moitozo, Oct. 7, 2010. Wiley Dickerson, petitioner and Tammy Lee Dickerson, Oct. 11, 2010. Michael Kent Farmer, petitioner and Kimberly Elaine Farmer, Oct. 11, 2010. Tonya Nichole Ferguson, petitioner and Glen Trever White, Oct. 11, 2010. Josephine R. Grippo, petitioner and John D. Grippo, Oct. 11, 2010. Caroline S. Hanken, petitioner and Frederick W. Hanken, Oct. 12, 2010. David Curtis Long, petitioner and Patricia Long, Oct. 13, 2010. Christopher Mark Winslow, petitioner and Tiffany D. Winslow, Oct. 14, 2010. Pamela Renee Strickland, petitioner and Dale Alfred Strickland, Oct. 15, 2010. Hurby Gibbs Jr., petitioner and Loraine Gibbs, Oct. 20, 2010. Rosa Guerra, petitioner and Jorge L. Mattei, Oct. 20, 2010. Lisa Marie Baldwin, petitioner and Kevin B. Baldwin, Oct. 22, 2010. Paula M. Bowmaster, petitioner and Ricky A. Bowmaster, Oct. 22, 2010. Maria B. Ochoa, petitioner and Jorge Ochoa, Oct. 25, 2010. James Elijah McClelland, petitioner and Billie Jean McClelland, Oct. 26, 2010. Lisa A. Bevins, petitioner and Timothy V. Bevins, Oct. 27, 2010. Ryan Patrick Danzey, petitioner and Charissa Irene Danzey, Oct. 27, 2010. Connie Jo Fulton, petitioner and Donald Glenn Fulton, Oct. 29, 2010. Martha E. Huaman, petitioner and Javier A. Del Sol, Oct. 29, 2010. Barbara Jo Suter, petitioner and Gregory Eugene Rape, Oct. 29, 2010. The following people filed for divorce during the month of September, 2010: Kasandra L. Brakefield, petitioner and Loie M. Brakefield, Sept. 2, 2010. Danna Braswell, petitioner and Corey Braswell, Sept. 7, 2010. Carol Lynne Clarke, petitioner and Joseph Thomas Clarke, Sept. 7, 2010. Gilberto Alaniz Gonzalez Jr., petitioner and Latisha M. Gonzalez, Sept. 7, 2010. Amy Nicole Koornneef, petitioner and Jacob Edward Koornneef, Sept. 7, 2010. Donna Christel Little, petitioner and Charles Kenneth Little Jr., Sept. 7, 2010. William T. Sherrill Jr., petitioner and Sylvia D. Lunsford Sherrill, Sept. 7, 2010. Jamie A. Solis, petitioner and Michael L. Solis, Sept. 7, 2010. OBrien N. Yarde, petitioner and Denise Yarde, Sept. 7, 2010. Stephanie Ann Harrison, petitioner and Samuel Taylor Harrison, Sept. 8, 2010. Mondra Lenard Hawkins, petitioner and Carolyn Hawkins, Sept. 13, 2010. William Joseph Manint Jr., petitioner and Chastini Drury Manint, Sept. 13, 2010. Robert O. Barnes, petitioner and Patti Allison, Sept. 15, 2010. Thomas A. Bungard, petitioner and Sandra A. Bungard, Sept. 15, 2010. Suzanne Comer-Downing, petitioner and Kenneth Downing, Sept. 15, 2010. Carlos E. Fuentes, petitioner and Mildred M. Fuentes, Sept. 15, 2010. Terri Dale Strickland, petitioner and Steve Jerry Strickland Jr., Sept. 15, 2010. Donald R. Works, petitioner and Shirley M. Works, Sept. 15, 2010. William A. Johnson, petitioner and Rejieli Sogobula Johnson, Sept. 16, 2010. Maria Delcarmen Tejon, petitioner and Tiofilo Sanchez, Sept. 16, 2010. Tracy Diaz, petitioner and Geraldo Diaz, Sept. 20, 2010. Heather Cobb, petitioner and James Cobb, Sept. 24, 2010. Charles C. High, petitioner and Cindy L. High, Sept. 24, 2010. Bethany Irvin, petitioner and Dennis Irvin, Sept. 24, 2010. Constance Rouse, petitioner and Tony Rouse, Sept. 24, 2010. Pamela Renee Strickland, petitioner and Dale Alfred Strickland, Sept. 24, 2010. Renee V andiver, petitioner and Scotty Vandiver, Sept. 24, 2010. Ruth Ann Hoffman, petitioner and Ronald Eugene Hoffman, Sept. 28, 2010. Jennifer Lynn Vanwy, petitioner and Jerry Alan Vanwy, Sept. 28, 2010. Larry Michael Vezina, petitioner and Norma Jean Vezina, Sept. 28, 2010. Lynda Sue Addie, petitioner and Lawrence Eugene Addie, Sept. 30, 2010. Alan L. Garey, petitioner and Laurie A. Garey, Sept. 30, 2010. Judy Henson, petitioner and Wayne C. Henson, Sept. 30, 2010. Rafael J. Roman, petitioner and Kristin M. Roman, Sept. 30, 2010. Melissa Rowland, petitioner and Jody Rowland, Sept. 30, 2010. Andrea Stidham, petitioner and Lawrence Dean Stidham, Sept. 30, 2010. Amber West, petitioner and Jacob Daniel West, Sept. 30, 2010. The following people filed for divorce during the month of August, 2010: Eric K. Moore, petitioner and Johnna J. Moore, August 2, 2010. Tammy J. Leach, petitioner and Thomas S. Leach, August 4, 2010. Tamara Cruz, petitioner and Carlos Picon, August 6, 2010. Sandra Hogan, petitioner and Seth Keitel, August 6, 2010. Michael Wane Steward, petitioner and Cynthia Diane Potter-Stewart, August 6, 2010. Darla L. Vosen, petitioner and Jeffery D. Vosen, August 6, 2010. Paul Lefkowitz, petitioner and Theresa Lefkowitz, August 9, 2010. Tracy McKinney, petitioner and Marc Alan McKinney, August 9, 2010. Patricia L. Berquist, petitioner and Daniel M. Berquist, August 10, 2010. Jodi Lyn Haley, petitioner and Donald Paul Haley, August 10, 2010. Vanessa Strusz, petitioner and Joshua Strusz, August 10, 2010. Sophia D. Turner, petitioner and Jerome Turner, August 10, 2010. Elizabeth Ann Havlock, petitioner and Todd John Havlock, August 11, 2010. Leroy Small, petitioner and Tracy Small, August 11, 2010. Rebecca Alexandra Antley, petitioner and Jimmy Dale Antley, August 13, 2010. Patricia L. Willis, petitioner and Keith Willis, August 13, 2010. Christina Lessie Maura, petitioner and Eric Maura, August 18, 2010. Kristin A. Matthews, petitioner and James A. Matthews IV, August 23, 2010. Devyn D. Chapman, petitioner and Nicole A. Fallon, August 24, 2010. Janet Ganey, petitioner and Dan L. Ganey, August 24, 2010. Alice Mae Hovland, petitioner and Robert Joseph Hovland Sr., August 24, 2010. Christian O. Keagy, petitioner and Alice Miller Keagy, August 24, 2010. Joan Rochelle Kersey, petitioner and William Kersey, August 24, 2010. Shanna S. Kuen, petitioner and Joshua A. Kuen, August 24, 2010. Kerri L. Marshall, petitioner and Andrew D. Marshall, August 24, 2010. William Vazquez, petitioner and Katherine B. Vazquez, August 24, 2010. Janice T. Walker, petitioner and Stephen L. Walker, August 24, 2010. Christopher Dale Williams, petitioner and Heidi Susannah Treiber, August 24, 2010. Terra Marie Marese, petitioner and Shawn Philip Marese, August 25, 2010. Lazara Espinoza, petitioner and Rebeca Ford, August 26, 2010. Tonya Marie Peterson, petitioner and Donald Albert Chapman, August 26, 2010. Donna Green, petitioner and Shelton Green, August 27, 2010. Olga M. Vargas-Cosas, petitioner and Anibal Fraticelli Jimenez, August 30, 2010. James Hinkle, petitioner and Peggy Hinkle, August 31, 2010. The following people filed for divorce during the month of July, 2010: Edmund J. Fischer, petitioner and Charlene M. Fischer, July 1, 2010. Sook C. Kimbrel, petitioner and James B. Kimbrel, July 1, 2010. Loran L. Danielson, petitioner and Irene E. Danielson, July 7, 2010. Cosina Marie Hobbs, petitioner and Jarrod Marshall Hobbs, July 7, 2010. Felime R. Ricarte, petitioner and Eulogio Danilo Ricarte, July 7, 2010. Sharon J. Vincent, petitioner and Kenneth P Vincent, July 7, 2010. Eva Harris, petitioner and Jeffrey Harris, July 15, 2010. Ana Margarita Cotes De De Luna, petitioner and Keart Rommel De Luna, July 19, 2010. Hector Manuel Arocho, petitioner and Maria Arocho, July 20, 2010. Neil Michael Gushee, petitioner and Charlotte R.S. Gushee, July 21, 2010. Deanna May Baucom, petitioner and Christopher Bryan Baucom, July 22, 2010. Catherine june Peterson, petitioner and John Albin Peterson, July 22, 2010. William A. Steele, petitioner and Frances Summers Steele, July 22, 2010. Joseph Edwin Pigman, petitioner and Dannica Rose Wohlford Pigman, July 23, 2010. Ronald Lee Bryant Jr., petitioner and Katherine Jean Yeager, July 26, 2010. Kimberly A. Couch, petitioner and Craig S. Couch, July 26, 2010. Karen Espinoza, petitioner and Juan Espinoza Jr., July 26, 2010. Jody G. Grimison, petitioner and Cynthia Diaz, July 26, 2010. Stefanie Diane Huter, petitioner and Christopher Michael Huter, July 26, 2010. Maria E. Medina, petitioner and Adan O. Medina, July 26, 2010. Barbara Quinn, petitioner and Earl Quinn, July 26, 2010. Audrey Andrea Reyes, petitioner and Alexander Balmore Reyes, July 26, 2010. Edena Rae Iglesias, petitioner and Andrew Joseph Iglesias, July 27, 2010 Johanny L. Vazquez-Glass, petitioner and Rory S. Glass, July 29, 2010. The following people filed for divorce during the month of June, 2010: Larry G. Bush, petitioner and Sandra K. Bush, June 2, 2010. Jess T. Glarner, petitioner and Elizabeth Marie Glarner, June 3, 2010. Kelli Bronson, petitioner and Samuel M. Bronson, June 4, 2010. Sue Ellen Chong, petitioner and Alejandro Chong, June 4, 2010. Patrick Lee Davidson, petitioner and Lisa Marie Davidson, June 4, 2010. Ana Marie Garcia, petitioner and Felix Ismer Garcia, June 4, 2010. Cynthia Ann Hasty, petitioner and Joseph Harvey Hasty, June 7, 2010. Rudolph C. Miller, petitioner and Evelyn L. Miller, June 7, 2010. Valerie Molina, petitioner and Guillermo Martinez, June 7, 2010. Vance Allen ONeill, petitioner and Alicia Anne Schneider, June 7, 2010. Cortes Marvis Paul, petitioner and Delores Shantell Paul, June 7, 2010. Jennifer Ann Taylor, petitioner and Jody Michael Taylor, June 7, 2010. Ashley Adam Anthony Ellerker, petitioner and Lena D. Phelps-Ellerker, June 8, 2010. Sandra C. Kenney, petitioner and Lyle P. Kenney, June 8, 2010. Trisha Schroeder, petitioner and Christopher Schroeder, June 8, 2010. Katja Wallace, petitioner and Robert Michael Wallace, June 8, 2010. Clara Woodard, petitioner and Rodney Wayne Woodard, June 8, 2010. Shelly Patricia Hogan, petitioner and Mark John Hogan, June 15, 2010. Wedaly Peguero, petitioner and Edward Peguero, June 17, 2010. Mandy Lynn Charles, petitioner and Ronny Lee Charles, June 21, 2010. Alejandro Chong, petitioner and Carlota F. Chong, June 21, 2010. Gloria Lynn Derr, petitioner and Paul Anthony Derr, June 21, 2010. Elizabeth Renea Murray, petitioner and Timothy John Murray, June 21, 2010. Crystal Jean Nelson, petitioner and Randolph Allen Nelson, June 21, 2010. Julia Rojas, petitioner and Gabriel Rojas, June 21, 2010. Victor Rosado, petitioner and Zenaida Rivera-Rosado, June 21, 2010. Cadean Camille CampbellThompson, petitioner and Carlyle Renaldo Thompson, June 21, 2010. Joseph M. Hegwood Jr ., petitioner and Stacy M. Hegwood, June 23, 2010. Norris Henry, petitioner and Elizabeth Sanders, June 23, 2010. Kim Speakman, petitioner and Yousef Saifulla, June 23, 2010. George Stacy Benton Jr., petitioner and Connie Faye Benton, June 24, 2010. Gloria M. Kirk, petitioner and Glenn Kirk, June 24, 2010. Emily L. Stevens, petitioner and Jonathan E. Hedrick, June 24, 2010. Sharen J. Vincent, petitioner and Kenneth P. Vincent, June 30, 2010. Dusty Leon Young, petitioner and Roxanne Marie Young, June 30, 2010. Page 6ANews-SunFriday, December 3, 2010www.newssun.com 4320 US 27 N. SebringFull Service Auto Center HONESTY WITH A SMILEClint CoolOwner/Technician Over 15 Years Exp. ASE/Factory Certied Brakes A/C Belts Struts Transmission Alignments Elec. Diagnosis Oil & Lube and More!Licensed & Insured Listen Every Friday @ 9:10am to Ask A Mechanic with Barry Foster on TK730 DIVORCES reference fleeing a law enforcement officer. Alan Craig Huff, 57, of Lake Placid, was charged with battery. Walter Hoyt Kempton, 56, of Avon Park, was charged with violation of probation reference petit theft. Tomas Gonzalez Lopez, 24, of Okeechobee, was charged with violation of probation reference no valid driver license. Shivvonne Davetter Lowe, 30, of Port St. Lucie, was charged with two counts of failure to appear reference possession of cannabis and possession of drug paraphernalia. Jasper Timothy Massey, 32, of Avon Park, was char g ed with two counts of violation of probation reference possession of methamphetamine. Damaso Orlando Perez, 60, of Avon Park, was charged with attaching registration license plate and driving while license suspended. Kimberly Ann Stover, 35, of Lake Placid, was charged with six counts of failure to appear reference forgery, petit theft, utter forged instrument, and six counts of violation of condition of release reference forgery, utter forged instrument, and petit theft. Heather Ann Wall, 24, of Avon Park, was charged with batter y Continued from page 2A POLICEBLOTTER

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b ake sales, car washes and s paghetti dinners to raise m oney for cancer research. Nickerson, however, worr ies not enough people are g etting involved this year. So f ar only five teams have been f ormed. Tuesday morning, four of t he five teams gathered at the A von Park Youth Academy a fter it was flocked by K andy and Mike Sheldone, t wo former APYAemployees w ho also happen to be spons ors of Awesome Brendas t eam. Flocking is having 24 p ink plastic flamingos a rranged artfully in the yard b y the Wild Turkey Great A pes another team for a $25 contribution to cancer r esearch. What was remarkable a bout the event wasnt so m uch the Wild Turkey crea tivity in coming up with a flocking strategy, as it was i n competitors coming t ogether in common cause. One thing we have differe nt this year, said N ickerson, is the teams are w orking together. All that m atters is how much money i s raised in the end by all of u s. Kay Reark, team leader of t he Wild Turkey Great Apes, s aid people are welcome to s top by the Wild Turkey T avern at 2751 U. S. 27 S, w here for a $5 donation they m ay personalize a Christmas t ree ornament and hang it on t he taverns tree. Nickerson wants everyone t o know Halos Hair Designs, a t 2914 Sparta Road, is selli ng hand-made jewelry on b ehalf of the Awesome B renda teams. Brenda Lee Moore, the i ndividual who inspires her t eammates, has battled lymp homa since 2008 and is curr ently in remission. While s till recovering, she volunt eers at the APBombing R ange weight room. She wanted people to k now how much caregivers mean to those struggling with cancer. My husband Dale was my main caregiver, she said. I couldnt have gotten through without him, and my friends, kicking my butt. This year the APrelay will celebrate and honor that bond by holding a special survival lap at the relay where caregivers and cancer survivors may walk together. Denise Cotler of the American Cancer Society can be reached at 941-365-2858 for more information. Call Reark at 381-1001 for info about flocking. www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, December 3, 2010Page 7A Continued from page 1A entation of the key to the city to Rahal by Mayor George Hensley. Hensley spoke highly of Rahals career and was enthusiastic and grateful for Rahal and the Legends of Motorsports stopping in Sebring. We are truly blessed and we couldnt think of a better person to have do this than Bobby Rahal, said Hensley. Hes truly a legend and it is gratifying to us all for you to choose Sebring for the end of this tour. Mayor Hensley joked as he presented Rahal with the key to the city and asked if he could ride in the supercharged Jaguar with Rahal during the Christmas parade tonight, where Rahal will serve as the grand marshal. Rahal has a strong emotional connection to the city of Sebring and Sebring International Raceway. He was first brought to the Raceway at the age of 6 when he watched his father race here. Decades later, in 1976, Rahal had his first race in Sebring and brought home the victory in 1987. Theres so much emotion to Sebring. Ive won a few races but Sebring really is the greatest victory to me, said Rahal. The crowd was pleased to hear of Rahals sentimental connection to Sebring. Rahal closed out his brief speech by telling the crowd it wasnt over. We will be back here next year, and it will be bigger and better, he said The qualifying for the races for the Legends of Motorsports will begin at 8 a.m. on Saturday followed by numerous question and answer sessions and an awards banquet ending the season. Three-day passes to the Raceway event are available. The cost is $45 and children 12 and under get in free. Continued from page 1A News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY People representing four Avon Park Relay-For-Life teams met together at the Avon Park Y outh Academy Thursday morning. The academy was flocked to mark the beginning of the j ourney to Avon Park High Schools football field and the 2011 Relay-For-Life. These indiv iduals hope to motivate others into forming teams to raise money for cancer research. (From left) Brenda Lee Moore, cancer survivor and the Awesome Brenda of the Awesome Brenda And the Team Extraodinaire; Pete Zeegers, director of the Avon Park Youth A cademy; Kay Reark, captain of the Wild Turkey Great Apes; Kandy Sheldone, sponsor of A wesome Brenda; Diana Richel and Marilyn Card and Noel Nawal Aboul-Hosn, all volunteers on the APYA team ; Mike Sheldone, a sponsor of Awesome Brenda; Vicky Nickerson A wesome Brendas team captain, and Tina Gilbert Schenck and Brent Schenck. Brent is on the board for the American Cancer Society, and his wife Tina is a past captain of the Great A pes Team, from the Great Ape Sanctuary in Wauchula. First flock appears at APYA News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMON S Bobby Rahal receives a key to the City of Sebring on Thursday from Mayor George Hensley during Lunch with Legends in Sebring. Rahal leads legends into Sebring News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMON S Bobby Rahal will serve as the grand marshal of the Sebring Christmas parade tonight. CRESTVIEW, Fla. (AP) Aformer charter school dean says she was ousted so ex-Florida House Speaker Ray Sansom could be hired. Melanie Newton burst into tears when she told the Northwest Florida Daily News that Okaloosa Academy Charter School h ad selected her replacement before firing her Terri Roberts, chief operating officer of the Rader Group, which gets taxpayer fun ds to run the Crestview school, disput ed Newtons story Wednesday. Woman says ex-Fla. speakers hiring political Associated PressShawn Slonskys children k now by now not to give him C hristmas lists filled with the l atest gizmos. The 44-yearo ld union electrician is one of n early 2 million Americans w hose extended unemploym ent benefits will run out t his month, making the holid ay season less about celeb ration than survival. Well put up decorations, b ut we just dont have the m oney for a Christmas tree, S lonsky said. Benefits that had been e xtended up to 99 weeks s tarted running out W ednesday. Unless Congress a pproves a longer extension, t he Labor Department estimates about 2 million people will be cut off by Christmas. Support groups for the socalled 99ers have sprung up online, offering chances to vent along with tips on resumes and job interviews. Advocacy groups such as the National Employment Law Project have turned their plight into a rallying cry for Congress to extend jobless benefits. Things used to be different for Slonsky, who lives in Massillon, Ohio. Before work dried up, he earned about $100,000 a year. He and his wife lived in a threebedroom house where deer meandered through the backyard. Then they lost their jobs. Their house went into foreclosure and they had to move in with his 73-year-old father. Now, Slonsky is dreading the holidays as his 99 weeks run out. Its hard to be in a jovial mood all the time when youve got this storm cloud hanging over your head, he said. The average weekly unemployment benefit in the U.S. is $302.90, though it varies widely depending on how states calculate the payment. Because of supplemental state programs and other factors, its hard to know for sure who will lose their benefits at any given time. Holidays about survival as jobless benefits ending for millions

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T his schedule provides a brief l isting of local clubs and organi zations who play bingo in the a rea. It is the responsibility of t he group to update the NewsS unon any changes in this l isting by calling 385-6155.FRIDAY Alpine Village R.O.C. plays b ingo at 7 p.m. Knights of Columbus C ouncil 7245, Lake Placid, h olds early bird games at 6:30 p .m. and regular games at 7 p .m. at the Knights of C olumbus Hall at County Road 6 21 and Washington B oulevard. Free coffee is s erved. Desserts and bevera ges are available. St. Catherine Church offers b ingo every Friday. Doors o pen at 3:30 p.m. Early Bird S pecials start at 5:45 p.m. All p aper games. A pproximately 35 games i nclude three JackPots. G ames played in the church h all, 827 Hickory St, Sebring. S nack bar available. Call 4140 945. Veterans of Foreign Wars P ost 3880 playsbingo 2 p.m. a t 1224 County Road 621 E ast, Lake Placid. For details, c all 699-5444. S ATURDAY Lake Placid Elks 2661 p lays bingo from 1-4 p.m. at t he lodge. Open to members a nd their guests. For details, c all 699-1429. Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 p lays bar bingo from 2-4 p.m. a t the post. Members and e scorted guests only. For d etails, call 385-8647 or 4713 557. Veterans of Foreign Wars P ost 3880 playsbingo 2 p.m. a t 1224 County Road 621 E ast, Lake Placid. For details, c all 699-5444.SUNDAY Lake Placid ElksLodge 2661 has bingo from 1-4 p.m. each Sunday. Open to the public. For details, call 4652661. Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 plays bingo 6 p.m., 2618 Kenilworth Blvd., Sebring. Doors open at 4 p.m. Papers start selling at 5 p.m. Open to the public. For details, call 471-3557 or 655-1982. Sebring Moose Lodge 2259 has bingo available for its members and guests at 1:30 p.m. at the lodge, 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. Jackpot and lucky number games offered. Kitchen open from 2-5 p.m. For details, call 655-3920.MONDAY Alpine Village R.O.C. plays bingo at 7 p.m. Hammock Mobile Estates plays bingo at 7 p.m. Lake Haven plays bingo at 7 p.m. Open to public. Oak Gardens plays bingo at 6:30 p.m. Open to residents and their guests. Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 plays bingo 2-4 p.m., 2618 Kenilworth Blvd., Sebring. It is for members and escorted guests only. For details, call 414-2659 or 471-3557. TUESDAY American Legion Post 69 plays lounge bingo at 1:30 p.m. each Tuesday at the post, 1301 W. Bell St., AvonPark. Open to members and guests only. American Legion Post 25 plays bingo at 5:30 p.m. at the Lake Placid Post. Members and guests invited. Call 4657940 for details. Avon Park American Legion Post 69 plays bar bingo at 2 p.m. Open to members and guests. Fraternal Order of Eagles 4240 Aerie plays early bird bingo at 12:30 p.m. and regular bingo at 1:30 p.m. at the club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring. For details call 655-4007. Highland Senior Center hosts bingo on Tuesdays at 3400 Sebring Parkway. Doors open at 4 p.m. Bingo starts at 6 p.m. Full snack bar open at 4 p.m. with hamburgers, hot dogs, drinks and much more. Great Bingo prizes. Come out and join the fun. Call 3860752. Sebring Eagles Club 4240 plays bar bingo at 12:30 p.m. at the club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring. For details, call 6554007. Silver Oaks plays bingo 7 p.m. Open to residents of Silver Oaks and Oak Gardens only and their guests.WEDNESDAY AmVets Post has suspended afternoon bingo until October. For details, call 3850234. Knights of Columbus Council 7245, Lake Placid, plays bingo at noon at its hall on the corner of Washington Boulevard and County Road 621, Lake Placid. Doors open at 11:15 a.m. Lunch is available Thunderbird Hill South plays nickel bingo from 2-4 p.m. at the clubhouse.THURSDAY Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2661, 200 C.R. 621 East, plays bingo in a smoke-free environment. Early bird games begin at 6:30 p.m. For details, call 465-2661 or 465-2122. Lorida Lions Club plays bingo at the Lorida Lions Clubhouse, 301 Lake Blvd. Early games are at 6 p.m. and regular games are at 7. Sebring Hills plays bingo at its clubhouse, 200 Lark Ave. Clubhouse opens at 3:30 p.m. Snack bar opens at 4 p.m. Packets on sale at 5 p.m. and games start at 6 p.m. Call 3140028. Sebring Hills, 200 Lark Ave in Sebring, is running bingo on Thursdays. Complete books for all games is $10. Doors open at 3:30 p.m. and bingo starts at 6 p.m. Snack bar opens at 4 p.m. Call 314-0028 for more information. Sebring Recreation Club plays bingo at its clubhouse, 333 Pomegranate Ave, at 7 p.m. For members only. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4300 plays bingo at 2 p.m., 2011 SE Lakeview Drive, Sebring. Kitchen is open from 12-2 p.m. for hamburgers. For details, call 385-8902. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9853, Avon Park, has bar bingo at 2 p.m. Light lunch at break. Members and guests invited. Call 452-9853. Page 8ANews-SunFriday, December 3, 2010www.newssun.com E.O. Koch Construction1417 Swank Avenue Sebring, FL 33870(863) 385-8649COMMERCIAL & RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTIONLet our highly qualified staff develop your commercial property, build your dream home,or do your remodeling.For all of your Aluminum,Steel,and Conventional construction needsEmail: kochcon@strato.net State Certified License #CGC1515338 SEAMLESS GUTTERS Specials5 INCH GUTTERS$2.99PER LINEAR FOOT6 INCH GUTTERS$3.99PER LINEAR FOOTMany Colors Available COMMUNITYCALENDAR 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 a ny changes in this listing by c alling 385-6155, ext. 516; s end any changes 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.FRIDAY Alcoholics Anonymous O ne Day At ATime group m eets for a closed discussion a t 9:30 a.m. Monday and F riday at Covenant P resbyterian Church, 4500 S un N Lakes Blvd., Sebring. F or details, call 314-0891. American Legion Post 25 h osts a fish fry from 5-7 p.m. a t the post, 1490 U.S. 27, L ake Placid. Cost is $6. S hrimp also is available for s ame price. Open to the publ ic. Tickets in the lounge on F riday night. Lounge hours are f rom 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. For d etails, call 465-7940. American Legion Post 74 h as karaoke from 7 p.m. until f inal call at the post, 528 N. P ine St., Sebring. Post open at n oon. Happy Hour from 4-6 p .m. Members and guests o nly. For details, call 4711 448. AmVets Post 21 plays darts f rom 5-8 p.m. for members a nd guests. For details, call 3 85-0234. AvonPark Breakfast R otary Club meets 7 a.m., R otary Club building. Bridge Club of Sebring ( American Contract Bridge C lub)plays duplicate games at 1 2:30 p.m. at 347 Fernleaf A ve., Sebring. For details, call 3 85-8118. Grand Prix Cloggers B eginner classes are at 9 a .m., EZ Intermediate classes a re at 10 a.m., and I ntermediate classes are at 11 a .m. every Friday at Reflection o n Silver Lake, Avon Park. Call J ulie for further information at 3 86-0434. Harmony Hoedowners S quare Dance Club offers a c lass in Lake Placid at the S unshine RV Resort from 9-11 a .m. Friday. For more informat ion, call Sam Dunn at 3826 792 or e-mail him at samd unn@samdunn.net. Highlands Social Dance C lub hosts ballroom dancing every Friday, October through March from 7-9:30 p.m. at the Senior Center on Sebring Parkway. Dance the night away to the music of the areas Big Bands. All club dances are open to the public. Appropriate dress required. Admission is $5 for members and $7 for non-members. Call 471-0559. Italian-American Social Club of Highlands Countys Social Night with games and snacks every first and third Friday of each month from 6:30-9 p.m. Apotluck dinner also on the first Friday of each month at 6:30 p.m. with social hour following. For more information, call Jeanne at 3821945. Lake Placid Democratic Club meets at 6 p.m. first Monday at Placid Lakes Town Hall, 2010 Placid Lakes Blvd., Lake Placid. For details, call Bill Sayles at 699-6773. Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2661 has lounge hours beginning at 1 p.m. There is a fish fry from 5-7 p.m. Cost is $8.50 per person. The lodge is open to members and their guests. For details, call 465-2661. Lake Placid Moose serves wings, fish and burgers at 6 p.m. Music provided from 7-11 p.m. Pool tournament is at 8 p.m. Open to members and qualified guests only. Loyal Order of Moose Highlands County Lodge No. 2494, 1318 W Bell St., Avon Park. Karaoke from 7-10 p.m. Lodge phone number 4520579. MOMs Club meets at 10:30 a.m. first Friday at the First United Methodist Church on Pine Street in Sebring. Narcotics Anonymous New Day Group meets at 6 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 319 Poinsettia Ave, Sebring. For information call Heartland area helpline (863) 683-0630. More information on other meetings and events at www.naflheartland.org. Sebring Eagles Club 4240 serves chicken or fish baskets from 5-7 p.m. at the club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring, for a $4 donation. Blind darts is played at 7 p.m. For details, call 655-4007. Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 serving buffet dinner at 5-7 p.m. Elks and guests invited. Dance music in ballroom at 7 p.m. Dinner and dance is $10 donation.Smoke-free environment. For reservations, call 385-8647 or 471-3557. Lounge is open from 3-10 p.m. Sebring Moose Lodge 2259 serves beef franks and Italian sausages served from 1 p.m. to closing at 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. For details, call 655-3920. Sebring Recreation Club plays bridge at 12:30 p.m. and table tennis at 4 p.m. at 333 Pomegranate Ave. For details, call 385-2966 or leave a name, number and message. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3880, 1224 County Road 621 E., Lake Placid. Texas Hold em lessons, 2 p.m. For more details, call 699-5444. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4300 serves pizza from 5:30-7 p.m. and music is from 6-9 p.m. at the post, 2011 S.E. Lakeview Drive, Sebring. For details, call 385-8902. SATURDAY Airborne (Paratrooper) Breakfast Club meets at 9 a.m. every first Saturday at Bob Evans Restaurant, Sebring. All paratroopers and their guests are invited. For details, call Joe Noto at 4520106. American Legion Post 25 serves sirloin burgers from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the post, 1490 U.S. 27, Lake Placid. Jam session is from 24 p.m. The lounge hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Members and guests invited. For details, call 465-7940. American Legion Post 69 in AvonPark serves dinner at 5 p.m. and music is from 6-9 p.m. American Legion Post 74 open noon to 8 p.m. Hot dogs served. Happy Hour 4-6 p.m. Call 471-1448. Avon Park Public Library has a free Adult Film Series at noon. For details, call 4523803. Car Show from 5-8 p.m. on the first Saturday of each month at Woodys BBQ. Proceeds benefit Hope Hospice.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 Chapter 601 meets at Golf Hammock Restaurant in the Golf Hammock Country Club at noon. Any service person who was awarded the Purple Heart is invited to attend and bring their wife or husband. Highlands Shrine Club, 2606 State Road 17 South, Avon Park (between Avon Park and Sebring) has a flea market from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., country store open from 8 a.m. to noon and pancake breakfast served from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Vendors are welcome. No setup fee is charged for the summer months. Plenty of off road parking. For details, call 382-2208. Highlands Woodcarvers meet from 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays at 825 Sunbird Terr. (Community Center off Thunderbird Road). Call Bob Seybolt at 471-6077. Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2661 opens the lounge at 1 p.m. Card games are played at 1 p.m., and Bar Bingo is at 1:30 p.m. The lodge is open to members and their guests. For details, call 465-2661. Lake Placid Art League has a class in Pastels/Acrylics taught by Llewellyn Rinald from from 9 a.m. to noon at the Cultural Center, 127 Dal Hall Blvd. For information call Dan Daszek at 465-7730. Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) South Central Florida Chapter Board meets at 9:30 a.m. on the first Saturday at the Military Sea Services Museum on Kenilworth and Roseland. The monthly members luncheon is on the third Saturday of each month at noon (except holidays). Location is at Kenilworth Lodge. For further information call Roy Whitton at 465-7048. Military Order of the Purple Heart Chapter 601 meets at noon on the first Saturday at Sunrise Restaurant. All recipients and wives of the Purple Heart are welcome. Call 471-9190 or 465-7074 for details. Narcotics Anonymous New Day Group meets at 7 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 319 Poinsettia Ave, Sebring. For information call Heartland area helpline (863) 683-0630. More information on other meetings and events at www.naflheartland.org. Overeaters Anonymous meets at 10:30 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church, Oak Street, Lake Placid. For more details, call 382-1821. Paratrooper breakfast every first Saturday of the month at 9 a.m. at Bob Evans. Call John Schumacher at 382-8648. Scleroderma Support Group meets from 9:30-10:30 a.m. second Saturday of each month at Avon Park Library, 100 N. Museum Road. Sebring Eagles Club 4240 serves dinner from 5-7 p.m. at the club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring. Music is from 7-10 p.m. For details, call 655-4007. Sebring Moose Club 2259 offers line dancing lessons at 2 p.m. the first and third Saturday for members and guests at 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. For details, call 6553920. Twelve Step Study Group for Adult Children of Alcoholics meets at 11 a.m. first and third Saturday, at first building south of Union Congregational Church, 105 N. Forest Ave., AvonPark. Parking available south of old church. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3880, 1224 County Road 621 E., Lake Placid. Laides auxiliary dinner from 5:30-7 p.m. on the first Saturday of each month. For more details, call 699-5444. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4300 serves a meal for $6 from 5:30-7 p.m. and music is from 6-9 p.m. at the post, 2011 SE Lakeview Drive, Sebring. For details, call 3858902. SUNDAY American Legion Post 25 Lake Placid has lounge hours from 1-9 p.m. Live music is from 5-8 p.m. For details, call 465-7940. American Legion Post 74 open 1-8 p.m. Happy Hour 4-6 p.m. Members and guests only. Post is at 528 N. Pine St., Sebring. Call 471-1448. Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2661 lounge is open from 1-7 p.m. Card games start at 1:30 p.m. The lodge is open to members and their guests. For details, call 465-2661. Lake Placid Moose has karaoke in the pavilion. Horseshoes played at 9:30 a.m. Food available at 4 p.m. Open to members and qualified guests only. Loyal Order of Moose Highlands County Lodge No. 2494, 1318 W Bell St., Avon Park. Cards start at 4 p.m. Music outside Tiki Hut at 3 p.m. Lodge phone number 452-0579. Overeaters Anonymous, meets from 4-5 p.m. in secon d floor conference roomNo. 3 a t Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center, 4200 Sun N Lake Blvd., Sebring. For details, call 382-7731. No dues, fees or weigh-ins. For details on the organization, g o to www.oa.org. Ridge Area Missionary Soldiers AvonPark Pathfinder Club meets from 9 a.m. to noon every first and third Sunday at 58 E. Sixth S t., Avon Park. For details, call 471-2143. Sebring Eagles Club 4240 serves lunch at 2 p.m. at the club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring For details, call 655-4007. Sebring Moose Lodge 2259 offers NASCAR racing i n the pavilion at 1:30 p.m. Bar open and kitchen open from 2 5 p.m. Lodge is at 11675 U.S 98, Sebring. For details, call 655-3920. Society for Creative Anachronism (Local Chapter: Shire of Stagridge ) meets at 2 p.m. first and third Sunday at Brewsters Coffee House on U.S. 27 in Sebring. For details, call 214-5522. The ArtistsGroup at Sou th Florida Community College w ill hold a critique clinic the first Sunday of every month, 2-4 p.m., at the Hotel Jacaranda, Avon Park. Professional local artists will discuss and evaluate participantspaintings. Th e fee is $5 with a two painting limit. For more information, ca ll 784-7346. U.S. Military Vets Motorcycle Club meets at 1 p.m. on the first Sunday of each month at VFW Post 9853, State Road 64 West an d North Oliva Drive. For informa tion call Hocky at (954) 5924847 Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3880 serves hamburger s from 4-5:30 p.m. and plays poker at 5:30 p.m. at the pos t, 1224 County Road 621 East, Lake Placid. For details, call 699-5444. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4300 plays euchre at 1:30 p.m. and E&J Karaoke is from 4:30-7:30 p.m. at the post, 2011 SE Lakeview Drive Sebring. For details, call 3858902. BINGOSCHEDULE Classified Ads 385-6155 NEWS-SUN

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If this happens to you, please call us the first da y your ad appears and we will be happy to fix it as soon as we can. If We can assist you, please call us: 385-6155 News-Sun Classified 1100Announcements***************************************** HIGHLANDS COUNTY LEGAL NOTICES ***************************************** The following legal notices are from the Highlands County Board of County Commissioners and are being published in the font, size, and leading as per their specifications. 1055HighlandsCounty Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 09-CA-130 U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR TBW MORTGAGE-BACKED PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-4, Plaintiff, vs. AMBER L. STREET; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF AMBER L. STREET; JONATHAN E. STREET; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JONATHAN E. STREET; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANT(S), IF REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANT(S); UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-styled cause, in the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida, I will sell the property situate in Highlands County, Florida, described as: Lots 1 and 2, Block 16, SECOND RESUBDIVISION OF HOFFMAN'S GROVE ADDITION TO LAKE STEARNS FLORIDA, according to the plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 96, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida at 11:00 A.M., on December 23, 2010. DATED THIS 30th DAY of November, 2010. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendents, must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Witness, my hand and seal of this court on the 30th day of November, 2010. CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ Annette E. Daff Deputy Clerk December 3, 10, 2010 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Notice of Public Sale of the contents of self-storage unit(s) in default of contract per F.S. 83:801-809. Units will be sold by sealed bid at 10:00 A.M. FRIDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2010, at Highlands Self Storage Inc. 7825 S. George Blvd. Sebring, FL 33872. All units contain household goods unless otherwise noted. Any vehicle within sold for parts only. Units # 64 December 3, 10, 2010 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 10343GCS BAC FLORIDA BANK, Plaintiff, vs. US GENERAL HOMES, CORPORATION, COLIN TONGS a/k/a COLIN E. TONGS, and UNKNOWN TENANT I, UNKNOWN TENANT II, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-styled cause, in the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Highlands County, Florida, described as: The West 38.90 Feet of Lot 4, in Block 20, of SEBRING HILLS SOUTH, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 8, Page 93, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. Property Address: 3334 Hammock Road, Sebring, Florida 33872 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at the hour of 11:00 o'clock a.m. on the 15th day of December, 2010, at the Highlands County Courthouse, located at 590 South Commerce Ave., in the Jury Assembly Room, Sebring, FL 33870-3867. ANY LIENHOLDER CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FUNDS FROM THIS SALE, IF ANY, MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 45.031(1)(a), FLORIDA STATUTES. DATED this 18th day of November, 2010. Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Toni Kopp November 26; December 3, 2010 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 10342GCS BAC FLORIDA BANK, Plaintiff, vs. US GENERAL HOMES, CORPORATION, COLIN TONGS a/k/a COLIN E. TONGS, and UNKNOWN TENANT I, UNKNOWN TENANT II, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-styled cause, in the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Highlands County, Florida, described as: The East 41.10 Feet of Lot 4, in Block 20, of SEBRING HILLS SOUTH, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 8, Page 93, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. Property Address: 3330 Hammock Road, Sebring, Florida 33872 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at the hour of 11:00 o'clock a.m. on the 15th day of December, 2010, at the Highlands County Courthouse, located at 590 South Commerce Ave., in the Jury Assembly Room, Sebring, FL 33870-3867. ANY LIENHOLDER CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FUNDS FROM THIS SALE, IF ANY, MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 45.031(1)(a), FLORIDA STATUTES. DATED this 18th day of November, 2010. Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Toni Kopp November 26; December 3, 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, 2010 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 08-CA-00711 DIVISION: AMERICAN HOME MORTGAGE SERVICING, INC., A DELAWARE CORPORATION, F/K/A AH MORTGAGE ACQUISITION CO., INC., Plaintiff, vs. MAUREEN GRIFFIN, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated November 30, 2010, and entered in Case No. 08-CA-00711 of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida in which American Home Mortgage Servicing, Inc. a Delaware Corporation, f/k/a AH Mortgage Acquisition Co., Inc., is the Plaintiff and Maureen Griffin; Bank of America, NA; are defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in/on the Jury Assembly Room in the basement, Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870, Highlands County, Florida at 11:00 AM on the 23rd day of December, 2010, the following described property as set forth ins said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: LOT 42, BLOCK 52, PLACID LAKES SECTION SIX, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 68, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA A/K/A 111 LEMON RD NW, LAKE PLACID, FL 33852-9786 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated in Highlands County, Florida this 30th day of November, 2010. Clerk of the Circuit Court Highlands County, Florida By: /s/ Annette E. Daff Deputy Clerk December 3, 10, 2010 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 10-406 IN RE: ESTATE OF JO ANN S. WEBER-BRENNER Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of JO AN S. WEBER-BRENNER, deceased, whose date of death was October 21, 2009, File Number PC 10-406, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 430 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 ciot if tgus bituce gas beeb served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NTOICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE TIME OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must 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. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is December 3, 2010. Personal Representative: EUGENE B. BRENNER, a/k/a GENE B. BRENNER 1631 Lambeau Ave. Sebring, FL 33875 Attorney for Personal Representative: CLIFFORD R. RHOADES, P.A. Attorney for Personal Representative Florida Bar No.: 308714 2141 Lakeview Drive Sebring, FL 33870 (863)385-0346 December 3, 10, 2010 1050LegalsIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 10001500FCS JACK P. YOUNG, JR. Petitioner, A nd A NGELA DAWN TAYLOR Respondent. NOTICE OF ACTION To: Angela Dawn Taylor YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for dissolution of marriage has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of written defenses if any to: Jack P. Young, Jr., Petitioners, 2164 State Road 17 S. #2, Avon Park, Florida 33825, on or before January 3, 2011, and file the original with the Clerk of Court, 430 S. Commerce A ve., Sebring, Florida 33870, either before service on Petitioner or immediately Thereafter, otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the petition. 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www.newssun.comNews-Sun Friday, December 3, 2010Page 11 A FOR SALE BY OWNER:Beautifully landscaped 3/2/2 single family home built in 2006. House is freshly painted inside and out, hardwood and tile throughout and Key West blinds on all windows. Too many extras to list. Asking $172,000 OBO.Interested please call John at 863-381-9273. The successful candidate will have a minimum of 1 year sales experience, marketing or customer service experience and possess the ability to make cold calls. Candidates must have excellent communication and speaking skills, be computer proficient, able to type 40 wpm. Candidates must also possess excellent sales skills. PART-TIME SALES POSITIONDRUG TEST AND BACKGROUND CHECK REQUIRED. STOP BY THE NEWS SUN AT 2227 US HWY 27 S SEBRING, FLORIDA AND FILL OUT AN APPLICATION Call 385-6155 and a Sales Representative will be glad to assist you!1994 FORDAerostar Van, strong motor, 6 passenger good for family. $1500 obo. 863-257-5164 9250VansVENTO SCOOTER125 cc, 1,146 miles, good condition. New Battery. $1250. 863-382-8647 9100Motorcycles& ATVs 9000 TransportationRV COVERby ADCO, Universal, fits travel trailers 28' 7" to 31' 6", $225. 863-453-7027 8400RecreationalVehicles 8000 RecreationPOWER WHEELCHAIRlift for your car. $3500 863-655-1644 7560Medical Supplies& Equipment TOY POODLERegistered, Female 1 year old, HC, Silver, needs to be with children or other dogs. Makes a nice Christmas gift for someone. $400 obo 863-446-2440NOTICEFlorida 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! 7460Crafts & BazaarsSEBRING BAZAAR* Arts Crafts Raffles Activities Chair Massages Rummage Sale 1451 US 27, NorthBehind Pinch-A-Penny Sat., Dec. 4th, 7am 1pm 7460Crafts & BazaarsSTRING TRIMMER/ Husqvarna Model 124L, slightly used, like new $150. 863-453-7027 7400Lawn & Garden 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! 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. 7320Garage &Yard Sales 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 PLACID1568 Buck St. Sylvan Shores, onto Lk Clay Dr, rt on Oak St, next Left is Buck St. 1568. Christmas decor, gift items (especially for children). Something For Everyone! 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 PARKMOVING SALE! 1227 Seamans St., (behind Checkers) Fri., Dec. 3rd, 7am-? Antique Furniture, Clocks, Queen Bedroom Set, & Lots of Misc. 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! AVON PARK1110 Emmanuel Way, Fri-Sat, Dec 3rd & 4th, 8am-4pm. Antiques, Christmas & Home Decor, Kitchen Items & SOOOO MUCH MORE!! 7320Garage &Yard Sales WHEELS FORTRAILER, all aluminum, with center caps. $55 for pair. 863-453-7027 TREADMILL WITHPower Incline; $75 863-465-0335 or 863-464-0027. SWEATER -Ladies, Kim Rogers, med. size, like new. $5 863-446-0972 or 863-382-0972 ROOF INSULATION13 ft. long, 13 panels. $30 863-452-0393 MICROWAVE -GE 1.1 cu ft. 1100 watt, 211/4"Wx 113/4"Hx 153/4" D. $75 obo. $75. 863-386-1885 HIDE-A-BED FULLsize, new mattress, sleeps 2. Tan. $30 863-452-0393 H.P. PHOTOSmart Mod. 4480, disk, guide & extra ink pack. $50 863-382-8647. GOLF ITEMSgolf pillow, golf lamp, 4 golf pictures. ALL for $25 863-471-3456 EDGER /GAS Echo Model PE-200, very good condition. $50 863-453-7027 DISH NETWORKSatellite Box w/remote. Great working condition. $60. 305-395-8141. COOL SURGEPortable air cooler / heater. $80. 863-386-1885 COMPUTER W/flat screen monitor, CD player & burner. Great for a beginner. $50. 863-465-0335 / 863-464-0027 7310Bargain Buys COMPUTER DESK,chrome & black, ex. cond. $50. 863-446-0972 or 863-382-0972 CHRISTMAS TREE17'' Ceramic, green with snow & 80 reflector lights; BEAUTIFUL! $25. 863-699-0098 CHRISTMAS LIGHTSVariety of types. All for $25. Call 863-471-3694. CHAIR -LAZY Boy, blue, excellent condition $100. 863-382-6006 CELL PHONESamsung or Sprint, 2yrs old with charger. $10 863-87-3801 AIR COMPRESSORCampbell Hausfield, cordless. $15 863-382-6006 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 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 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 6200UnfurnishedApartmentsLEMONTREE 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 PARKRV 36' TRAILER On private property, utilities included; + dish network. $400 month, $400 deposit. 863-453-5591 AVON PARKClean, Quiet; Studios & 2BR, 2BA Apts., from $375/mo. New tile throughout...new appliances. Call 863-452-0469. AVON PARKApartment with balcony overlooking Lake Verona and City Park 100 E. Main St. Laundry Facilities. SPECIAL: $325/mo. 863-453-8538 AVON PARK** Highlands Apartments 1680 North Delaware 1BR, 1BA & 2BR, 2BA Available. Central Heat & Air. Extra insulation. 1st & Sec. Call 863-449-0195 6200UnfurnishedApartmentsSEBRING -3008 Spinks Rd., 2BR, 1BA, W/D hookup, new appliances, ceramic tile throughout. No Pets. Close to HRMC & Sebring High School. Avail. Immediately $500/mo. 863-273-1756. 6050Duplexes for Rent 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 FinancialPERSONALIZE 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 2150Part-timeEmploymentTHE HIGHLANDSCounty Health Department has an opening for an OPSFiscal Assistant, Salary $10.00/hr. This position does not have any state benefits. Minimum Qualifications: A high school diploma or its equivalent and two years of bookkeeping or clerical accounting experience. Bilingual a plus, but not required. Please apply on-line at: https://jobs.myflorida.com Refer to requisition number 649 28172. Only State of Florida Applications will be accepted no resumes, please. Date closes 12/07/2010. EO/AA/VP Employer. SMALL CPAFirm is seeking to fill an immediate position for a self-motivated IRS enrolled agent with at least 10 years of EA experience in tax practice. Practical experience must be on income tax planning and preparation of all Federal income tax returns (individuals, business, non for profits, and gift and estates); common state income taxation; and payroll taxes. Advanced practical experience required in QuickBooks, Excel, Word, and tax preparation software. Advanced knowledge required in tax accounting, payroll processing and compilation of financial report to AICPA standards. Candidate should have the highest ethical standards; background check and drug/alcohol test is required. Technical supervision of firm staff and extensive client contact are an integral part of this j ob. Local travel to client locations is routine, but not extensive. Compensation based on productivity. Provide resume with work experience and references by fax 863-314-9906 2100Help Wanted WANT NEW FURNITURE? Need to sell the old furniture first? Call News-Sun classifieds, 385-6155. Then shop till you drop! DOES MAKING MONEY MAKE YOU HAPPY? Sell your used appliance with a News-Sun classified ad. Call today, gone tomorrow! 385-615562 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

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By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comAVON PARK The Red Devils were able to fight back from a halftime deficit to defeat district rival Tenoroc 64-52 Tuesday night. We have always been a second half team, said Luther Clemons, Avon Parks head coach. We have a lot to work on. We have not come together yet as a team, and I think we need more time together before things really start to click for us. Avon Park struggled with their inside game all night, with the Titan defense holding a strong and aggressive man-toman. Though it was the Red Devil defense that would turn up the heat and cause key turnovers in the comeback. Alonzo Robertso n, Avon Parks man in t he middle, was held to ju st seven points instead of h is usual double figures. Fast break artist Marc us Dewberry, a one-tim e Blue Streak nette r, would help fill t he void and clear t he lanes for 11, t he same total that fe llow guard T K Miller was able to net. Senior R ed Devil Avier re Conner led the secon d half rally, picking up 1 8 points by the end, all o n his speed and lay-up abi lity. Eight of Conner s points came from steals in the third. Reggie Baker, anoth er guard with blazing spee d, hit 13 because of his she er News-Sun staff reportIt was a tough Tuesday, overall, for Highlands County prep sports teams with the Sebring boys coming up with the only soccer win of the night. Of course, that also counted as one of the losses as the Blue Streaks topped Avon Park by a 4-0 score. Asimilar scenario played out in basketball as the Sebring girls got a win, at the expense of Lake Placid. Out for a little vengience after a harsh, 74-27 loss at Winter Haven Monday night, the Lady Streaks came back with a 58-27 win over the Dragons. The Lady Red Devils had a tough time with a Tenoroc squad that has run roughshod over di strict foes beatin g Mulberry by a 113-8 sco re and Frostproof 87-12. Avon Park was mu ch more competitive, b ut came up 14 short in Tuesdays 52-38 loss. Elsewhere, the Lad y Blue Streaks of the socc er pitch continued the ir improvement, though th ey fell by a close 1-0 score at Haines City. The Lake Placid boy s, similarly, kept it close b ut came up short in a 3 -2 loss against Frostproof. The Lady Dragon s, meanwhile, have stum bled a bit lately. After a strong start th at had them at 4-0 an d unscored upon, a loss at McKeel on Nov. 18, w as followed by Tuesdays 4 -0 loss at Frostproof. By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comThe story of the early season for the Blue Streaks of the basketball court has been comebacks. Rallying back to beat Clewiston in the Bill Jarrett Tip-Off Tournament, making a furious push to test Haines City and breaking out from a backand-forth affair to pull away from Lake Placid. Sebring found itself in comeback mode yet again Tuesday, but this time didnt have enough in an 84-58 loss to visiting conference foe Lake Wales. The score really doesnt indicate how close the game was, head coach Princeton Harris said. It was a slow start which allowed the Highlanders to break it open early, pushing to a 20+ point lead. But after that initial run, the Streaks held serve, playing at an even pace throughout. And in the late going, they started to turn it on. We cut it to 10 at one point, Harris said. And we forced them to call a couple time outs. But as with all comeback attempts, the climb back into the mix often saps that final bit of energy to get over the final hump. Drained from the mercurial surge, Sebring had little left in the tank as Lake Wales made a final break to provide for the misleading, though lopsided final. Toby Solebello was the Streaks scoring leader wtih 20, while Matt Taylor tallied 16. Im seeing good things, By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comPerhaps it was fitting that A manda Kennedys first a ttempt at running a marathon c ame at last Sundays Space C oast Marathon. It is, after all, billed as b eing minutes away from N ASAs Kennedy Space C enter. We noticed that and it b ecame kind of a little joke a mong us, the former Blue S treak cross country and track r unner said. Covering the 26.2 mile dist ance in competitive mode for t he first time, however, was c ertainly no joke. Around mile 20 or so, it g ot really difficult, she said. From there, it was all mental t he rest of the way. Her mind and strong will to f inish carried Kennedy the r est of the way, culminating in a time of 4:02.39, good for 7 4th place among the 352 f emale competitors. The race came two weeks a fter she had taken a step t oward the distance at the N ew Smyrna Beach 30K, S unday, Nov. 14. Aregular participant in area 5Ks after her career of running that distance for the Blue Streaks, the 2010 grad has since been keeping an eye toward the longer distances. Ive always wanted to do a marathon, its always been on my list, she said. I had a real good group running with me for most of the race, supporting me, offering advice as we went. Around the 18-mile mark, they went ahead, but Mike Martino kept pace with me the rest of the way, Kennedy continued. He was a real help pacing me and telling me what to do throughout the water shoots. It was a really great experience and I cant wait for the next one! Special to the News-SunSEBRING Legends of M otorsports, ABobby Rahal S ignature Event will celebrate t he end of its inaugural season i n grand style, Dec. 3, at S ebring International R aceway. Excitement surrounding the w eekend, which includes the Lunch with Legends road r ally into downtown Sebring a nd a Saturday evening a wards banquet, has attracted a record number of entries. For its first visit to Sebring, t he new historic racing series w ill also welcome Jaguar as t he featured marque and twot ime 12 Hours of Sebring winn er Brian Redman as the G rand Marshal. On Friday evening, 1986 I ndianapolis 500 winner and L egends of Motorsports cof ounder Bobby Rahal will s erve as the Grand Marshal f or Sebrings holiday parade. The 1987 12 Hours of S ebring winner and current p rincipal of Rahal Letterman R acing will lead the parade a board a 2011 Jaguar XKR c onvertible. It will be my pleasure to usher the holiday season into Sebring, Rahal said. Combined with our Thursday Lunch with Legends road rally I think were arriving in style for our grand finale. We want to welcome everyone in the area to come out to the legendary Sebring circuit to see some extraordinary cars, some great racing and to appreciate the history of this sport with the whole family. Thats what Legends of Motorsports is all about. Rahal has entered three cars from his historic collection in the finale, but will hand over driving duties for his 1970 Chevron B16 to Redman, the events Grand Marshal. Rahal and Redman arent the only drivers of note entered into the Sebring contest, Doc Bundy will drive a 1963 Lotus 23B in the USRRC category. Competition for the record 120-plus entries kicks off Friday with morning practice, followed by afternoon qualifying. Qualifying races on Saturday set the grids for Sundays feature races, scheduled to begin at 10:40 Road rally, awards gala and record entries highlight grand finale of 2010 season SPORTS B SECTION News-Sun Friday, December 3, 2010 Page 3B The Legends of Motorsports Readies Celebration of Inaugural Season at Sebring See LEGENDS, page 4B Avon Park64Tenoroc52 Lake Wales84Sebring58 Courtesy photo Sebring grad Amanda Kennedy poses with her award for winning her age group in the Space Coast Marathon Sunday, Nov. 28. It was Kennedys first-ever attempt at marathon distance. Amanda Kennedy takes the next step a long one Sebring comeback bid falls short News-Sun file photo by DAN HOEHNE Matt Taylor scored 16 in Sebrings loss Tuesday. Highlands Tuesday Sports recap News-Sun file photo by BETH BALDRIDG E Marcus Dewberry drove the paint for 11 points Tuesday in Avon Parks win over Tenoroc. Red Devils rally against Titans See AP, page 4B See STREAKS, page 4B Sebring Youth Football honored Page 3B News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Racing legend Bobby Rahal signs autographs in the circle Thursday morning during parade of race cars leading up to this weekends Legends of Motorsports events at Sebring International Raceway.

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Women Softball PlayersSEBRING Women over the age of 16 that have interest in playing softball can sign up 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 all adult softball players. Registration is for next years leagues. Games will begin in 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 no 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 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 The 19th annual Brad Doty Memorial Childrens Christmas Golf Classic will be held Saturday, Dec. 4 at the Country Club 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 Game Houston at Philadelphia, late 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 Boston144.778 New York109.526412Toronto 711.3897 New Jersey613.316812Philadelphia513.2789 Southeast Division WLPctGB Orlando144.778 Atlanta127.632212Miami 118.579312Charlotte612.3338 Washington512.294812Central Division WLPctGB Chicago97.563 Indiana98.52912Cleveland710.412212Milwaukee612.3334 Detroit613.316412WESTERN CONFERENCESouthwest Division WLPctGB San Antonio153.833 Dallas144.7781 New Orleans135.7222 Memphis811.421712Houston612.3339 Northwest Division WLPctGB Utah155.750 Oklahoma City136.684112Denver 116.647212Portland810.4446 Minnesota414.22210 Pacific Division WLPctGB L.A. Lakers136.684 Phoenix89.4714 Golden State810.444412Sacramento412.250712L.A. Clippers415.2119 ___ Tuesday's Games Boston 106, Cleveland 87 Orlando 90, Detroit 79 Philadelphia 88, Portland 79 New York 111, New Jersey 100 Memphis 98, L.A. Lakers 96 Indiana 107, Sacramento 98 San Antonio 118, Golden State 98 Wednesdays Games Atlanta 112, Memphis 109 Oklahoma Ct. 123, New Jersey 120,3OT Toronto 127, Washington 108 Boston 99, Portland 95 Miami 97, Detroit 72 Orlando 107, Chicago 78 New Orleans 89, Charlotte 73 Dallas 100, Minnesota 86 Houston 109, L.A. Lakers 99 Denver 105, Milwaukee 94 Utah 110, Indiana 88 L.A. Clippers 90, San Antonio 85 Thursdays Games Miami at Cleveland, late Phoenix at Golden State, late Fridays Games New Jersey at Charlotte, 7 p.m. Oklahoma City at Toronto, 7 p.m. Portland at Washington, 7 p.m. Philadelphia at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m. Orlando at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Houston at Memphis, 8 p.m. New York at New Orleans, 8 p.m. Chicago at Boston, 8 p.m. Minnesota at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Denver, 9 p.m. Indiana at Phoenix, 9 p.m. Sacramento at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m. Dallas at Utah, 10:30 p.m.EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLOTPtsGFGA Pittsburgh1682347962 Philadelphia1574348764 N.Y. Rangers14111297469 New Jersey8142184569 N.Y. Islanders5125154672 Northeast Division WLOTPtsGFGA Montreal1582326351 Boston1382286246 Ottawa11131235875 Buffalo9133216273 Toronto8114205165 Southeast Division WLOTPtsGFGA Washington1862389069 Tampa Bay1483317781 Atlanta1393298074 Carolina10113237178 Florida10130206062WESTERN CONFERENCECentral Division WLOTPtsGFGA Detroit1642347859 Chicago14112308679 Columbus1481296557 St. Louis1293276368 Nashville1185275863 Northwest Division WLOTPtsGFGA Vancouver1373297561 Colorado1392288574 Minnesota11112245869 Calgary10132226976 Edmonton8124206392 Pacific Division WLOTPtsGFGA Dallas1481296862 Phoenix1275297070 Anaheim13113297180 Los Angeles13100266357 San Jose1184266868 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. ___ Tuesday's Games Tampa Bay 4, Toronto 3, OT Nashville 3, Phoenix 0 Chicago 7, St. Louis 5 Atlanta 3, Colorado 2, OT Detroit 5, San Jose 3 Wednesdays Games Nashville 4, Columbus 3, SO Edmonton 4, Montreal 3, OT Boston 3, Philadelphia 0 Washington 4, St. Louis 1 Phoenix 4, Minnesota 2 Vancouver 7, Calgary 2 Anaheim 5, Florida 3 Thursdays Games Tampa Bay at Boston, late Edmonton at Toronto, late Montreal at New Jersey, late N.Y. Rangers at N.Y. Islanders, late Atlanta at Pittsburgh, late San Jose at Ottawa, late Washington at Dallas, late Florida at Los Angeles, late Fridays Games N.Y. Islanders at N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m. Colorado at Carolina, 7 p.m. Columbus at Buffalo, 7:30 p.m. Calgary at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Vancouver at Chicago, 8:30 p.m. Detroit at Anaheim, 10 p.m.BASEBALLNational League CINCINNATI REDS Named Terry Reynolds senior director of professional and global scouting and Melissa Hill executive assistant to the president of baseball operations and general manager. Named Marty Maier, Dominic Viola and Steve Roadcap professional scouts. HOUSTON ASTROS Agreed to terms with RHP Nelson Figueroa on a oneyear contract. PITTSBURGH PIRATES Agreed to terms with RHP Fernando Nieve, INF Andy Marte and C Dusty Brown on minor league contracts. SAN DIEGO PADRESAgreed to terms with OF Chris Denorfia on a one-year contract. American Association FARGO-MOORHEAD REDHAWKS Signed RHP Casey Hoorelbeke. GARY SOUTHSHORE RAILCATS Signed OF Mike Massaro. Frontier League GATEWAY GRIZZLIES Released RHP Jacinto Gonell. LAKE ERIE CRUSHERS Placed 2B Drew Saylor on the retired list. RIVER CITY RASCALS Signed manager Steve Brook to a contract extension.BASKETBALLNational Basketball Association NBA Suspended Washington C Hilton Armstrong one game for a Flagrant Foul, Penalty Two against Miami C Joel Anthony during Monday's game.FOOTBALLNational Football League NFL Fined Carolina S Sherrod Martin $40,000 for a helmet-to-helmet hit on Cleveland TE Evan Moore during Sunday's game. CAROLINA PANTHERS Signed T Rob Petitti. Waived RB Josh Vaughan. CLEVELAND BROWNS Signed DB Coye Francies to the practice squad. Waived RB Thomas Clayton. GREEN BAY PACKERS Signed LB Robert Francois and CB Josh Gordy from the practice squad. Signed WR Terrance Smith and LB/DE Curtis Young to the practice squad. MINNESOTA VIKINGS Released DB Cary Harris from the practice squad. Signed G Andrew Martinez to the practice squad. NEW ORLEANS SAINTS Signed LB Ramon Humber. Released QB Sean Canfield.HOCKEYNational Hockey League TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING Reassigned F Blair Jones to Norfolk (AHL). 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 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. MONDAY: Boys Basketball vs.Liberty,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Soccer at Liberty,7 p.m. Heartland Christian 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. Walker MONDAY: Girls Basketball at Lake Placid,6:30 p.m. TUESDAY: Boys Basketball vs.Life Christian,7:30 p.m.; Girls Basketball vs.Life Christian,6 p.m. THURSDAY: Boys Basketball vs.City of Life,7:30 p.m.; Girls Basketball vs.City of Life, 6 p.m. Avon Park 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. MONDAY: Girls Basketball vs.Bartow,7 p.m. S S O O C C C C E E R R F FR R I I D D A A Y Y 4 4 p p . m m . NCAA Cup, Semifinal Teams TBA . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2S SA A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y 9 9 : : 5 5 5 5 a a . m m . Premier League Chelsea vs. Everton . E E S S P P N N 2 2C C O O L L L L E E G G E E B B A A S S K K E E T T B B A A L L L L S SA A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y 1 1 2 2 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Kentucky at North Carolina . . . . . . . . . . . C C B B S S 3 3 : : 1 1 5 5 p p . m m . Butler at Duke . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 3 3 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Alabama at Purdue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 4 4 p p . m m . W est Virginia at Miami . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . S S U U N N 5 5 : : 1 1 5 5 p p . m m . Illinois at Gonzaga . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 5 5 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . North Carolina State at Syracuse . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2C C O O L L L L E E G G E E F F O O O O T T B B A A L L L L F FR R I I D D A A Y Y 7 7 p p . m m . MAC Miami-OH vs. Northern Illinois . E E S S P P N N 2 2 1 1 0 0 : : 1 1 5 5 p p . m m . Illinois at Fresno State . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2S SA A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y N N o o o o n n Pittsburgh at Cininnati . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N N N o o o o n n Rutgers at West Virginia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A A B B C C N N o o o o n n C-USA SMU vs. Central Florida . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 3 3 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Oregon at Oregon State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A A B B C C 4 4 p p . m m . SEC Auburn vs. South Carolina . . . . . . . C C B B S S 7 7 : : 4 4 5 5 p p . m m . ACC Florida State vs. V irginia Tech . . . E E S S P P N N 8 8 p p . m m . Big 12 Nebraska vs. Oklahoma . . . . . . . A A B B C C 8 8 p p . m m . Connecticut at South Florida . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2Times, games, channels all subject to change G G O O L L F F F FR R I I D D A A Y Y 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 FS SA A T T U U R R 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 p p . m m . PGA Tour Q School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . G G O O L L F F 3 3 p p . m m . Chevron W orld Challenge . . . . . . . . . . . . . N N B B C C 7 7 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . LPGA Tour Championship . . . . . . . . . . G G O O L L F FN N B B A A F FR R I I D D A A Y Y 7 7 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Orlando at Detroit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . S S U U N N 8 8 p p . m m . Chicago at Boston . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 1 1 0 0 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Dallas at Utah . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N NS SA A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y 7 7 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Atlanta at Miami . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . S S U U N N 8 8 p p . m m . Houston at Chicago . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W W G G N NB B O O X X I I N N G G F FR R I I D D A A Y Y 1 1 1 1 : : 0 0 5 5 p p . m m . Lateef Kayode vs. Ed Perry . . . . . . . . . . S S H H O O W W LIVESPORTSONTV Major League Baseball Transactions NHL NBA Page 2BNews-Sun Friday, December 3, 2010www.newssun.co m The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN

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Special to the News-SunMid Florida Football & C heer Conference (MFFCC), t he governing football league o ver Sebring Youth Football a warded the Sebring Blue S treaks and Sebring T hunderbolts the 2010 A ssociation of the Year. Sebring was selected from 4 6 associations within the M id Florida football confere nce. Sebring was chosen to r eceive this award for the w ay their organization has b een run and the successes m ade during this season. Sebring Youth Football & C heer (SYF) has approxim ately 275 children particip ating in the program this y ear which consists of a pproximately 215 football p layers that make up nine f ootball teams and 60 cheerl eaders that make up six c heerleading squads. Three years ago when SYF j oined the Mid Florida C onference, SYF had so m any children express an i nterest to play so the E xecutive Board made the d ecision to form another a ssociation called the S ebring Thunderbolts in an e ffort to not turn any kids a way from the youth program. This required Assistant Coaches to step up to become Head Coaches to take on the additional four teams and parents to volunteer to assist these coaches with the new teams. These 275 participants make up two associations within youth football organization; the Sebring Blue Streaks which has five football teams and three cheer squads and Sebring Thunderbolts with four football teams and three cheer squads David Jones and Cliff Howell spent countless hours on the phone with MFFCC officials getting the new teams formed, putting together uniforms and scheduling games prior to the season beginning. It was a little rough during the first year the Thunderbolts were developed but it was well worth it to give our young men a chance to play football and be part of a team. This decision also initiated changes in how the Executive Board was structured as well. Sebring Youth Football's Executive board is currently comprised of the following: President-David Jones, VicePresidents, Bob Duncan for the Blue Streaks and Cliff Howell for the Thunderbolts, Executive Directors/League Commissioner, Wayne Albury for the Blue Streaks and Tim Hooks for the Thunderbolts, Secretary-Kay Howell, Treasurer-Amy Alcordo and the newest executive position created this season, Public Relations Director, Billie Stewart. As a support to the Executive Board, the General Board is made up of the following: Becky Grippo-Cheer Coordinator, Bronson SmithEquipment/Field Coordinator, Kim Anderson Registration Coordinator, Head Football & Cheer Coaches-Chris King, Kirby Whitehouse, Carlos Cardoso, Chris Hawthorne, Jamie Solis, Erin Leone, Monica Stone, Chantel Parris and Tiffany Slager SYF is the only organization in MFFCC that has nine teams that are run under one executive board. During this season, SYF was able to take seven out of nine football teams to a playoff contention. Five teams went on to the first round of the playoffs, two teams went on to the second round, and one team made it to the third round. Also, the SYF Cheerleaders took six squads, for the first time, to the Cheer-Off competition and the Thunderbolts Flag Cheer squad won first place in the Classic division and the Blue Streak Flag Cheer squad won second place in the Novice division. It was a true honor to receive this award and SYF is very proud of the accomplishments that the football teams and cheer squads made throughout this season. SYF strongly believes in the development of our young men and women and instilling the values of team work and sportsmanship in our day to day operations. We would also like to ta ke this opportunity to thank t he parents for supporting SY F and the players and chee rleaders. Golf HammockThe Ladies Golf Association played a Low Gross, Low Net event Wednesday, Dec. 1. The Low Gross side of the event saw Laura Kebberly and Florence Towell each come in with 93s before a match of cards gave the first-place nod to Kebberly. Taking third in Low Gross was Marian Passafume with a 95 and taking fourth was Ruth Kirk with an even 100. In the Low Net race, Trudy Stowe was first with 65, Shirley Enochs second with 68, Mary Cripps third with a 70 and Eleanor Short fourth with a 73. On Monday, Nov. 29, the Mezza group played a Scramble at the Golf Hammock Golf Course. The winning teams of Doug Haire, Pilly Parr, Janet Regan,Aaron Heidemann and Shorty Crocker, David Mulligan, Sal Sboto and Karl Mellor tied at minus 8. There was also a tie for second place at minus 7 between the teams of Jim Gulick,Bob Hughes,Tony Frances,Vince Johnstonand Pat Dell,Ken Spencer,Paul Brown and Janet Howland brought in the matching scores. Third place winners were Mike Anselm, Jim Reed, Jerry Patterson, Ralph Scharff and Jack Schell, Ed Northrup, Terry Yandle and Brad Johnston, tied at minus 6. We will be having a Scramble on the last Monday of the month at Golf Hammock. Next Monday will be a shotgun start beginning at 8:30 a.m. at Golf Hammock, please arrive early to register. For more information or to sign up, call Pete Mezza at 382-1280.Harder HallThe Ladies League played a Pro-Am Points event Monday, Nov. 29, with Kay Maher topping the field with a +8 for the day. Taking second, with +6, was Doris Cunningham, followed by Phyllis Colbys +5, Donna Maki and Nancy Jackovics +2s and Pat Rices +1. Getting chip-ins during the round were Phyllis Colby at #7, Plly Blumm at #12 and Carol Grimm at #8, with Doris Cunningham chipping one in for Eagle on #14.Lake June WestA Scramble was played Thursday, Dec. 2 with the team of John and Shelly Byron, Joe and Joyce Swartz, John and Sue Ruffo winning with a score of 53. Taking second, with a 54, were Pete and Mary McNamee, Dick Denhart, Margaret Schultz and Don Boulton. Ken Rowen got to 3-feet, 6-inches from #2 and John Byron to 25-feet, 11inches from #4. The Mens Association played a Best Ball event Wednesday, Dec. 1. John Byron, John Simmons, Ben Tarr and Don Boulton scored a 41 for the win, with the teams of Frank Gallagher, Mario Cappalletti, Joe Swartz, John Riley and Don Russell, and Rick Loomis, Charles Goins, Bob Knishka and Ken Raub tying for second with 42s. Swartz got to 13feet, 1-inch on #2, Ron Van Meter to 13-feet, 5-inches on #4 and Ben Tarr to 6-feet, 2inches in #8. The Ladies League was in action Monday, Nov. 29 with Margaret Schultz, Betty Billan, Laurie Lorig and Jann Mann scoring a 36 to tie for the lead with Elaine Orr, Barbara Cash and Gloria Huggett. Virginia Simmons, JaniceBarringer and Betty Kincheloe were next at 38. Billau got to 4-feet, 6-inches from #2, Barringer to 9-feet, 3-inches from #4 and Kincheloe to 5-feet, 7-inches from #8. The Lake June West Golf Club played a scramble on Thursday, Nov. 25. Winning place was the team of Doyan and Donna Eades, Ott and Maxine Wegner and Diane Roush with 51; and second place, Ron and Sylvia West, John Howarth, Vera Jones and Bill Terrell with 52. Closest to the pin: (Ladies), No. 8, Joyce Swartz, 7-feet-4-inches. (Men), No. 2, Joe Swartz, 10-feet; and No. 4, Dick Denhart, 12-feet-6-inches. The mens association played a Best Ball event on Wednesday, Nov. 24. Tying for first/second places were the teams of Ron Hesson, Pete McNamee, Joe Swartz, Walt Nagel and Ken Raub; Claude Cash, John Byron, Ward Shaw and Bob Williams with 39 each. Third place, Orville Huffman, Cal Billingsley, Don Boulton, Bill Fowler and John Ruffo with 41. Closest to the pin: No. 2, Ron West, 4-feet-11-inches; No. 4, Bob Williams, 9-feet; and No. 8, Ron West, 4-feet-3inches. The ladies association played a Best Ball event on Monday, Nov. 22. Winning first place was the team of Mary McNamee, Joyce Swartz and Barbara Cash with 39; and second place, Betty Billau, Elaine Orr, Laurie Lorig and Gloria Huggett with 40. Closest to the pin: No. 2, Barbara Cash, 21-feet-7-inches; No. 4, Helene Mellon, 20-feet-7-inches; and No. 8, Betty Billau, 15-feet-7-inches.PinecrestOn Wednesday, Nov. 24, the mens association played team and individual pro am points. Winning first place was the team of Ray Smith, Gerry Grogan and Jerry Linsley with plus-13; and second place, Bob Watkins, Bill Baker, Bob Kistler and Art Lewis with plus-9. Individual winners were: A division First place, Fred Latshaw with plus-4. Tying for second/third places were Leigh Furnal and Gary Bagwell with plus-3 each. B division Tying for first/second/third places were Len Smith, Vern Gates and Walt Peltak with plus-6 each. C division First place, Doug Hogan with plus-5. Tying for second/third/fourth/fifth places were Doug Henderson, Gerry Grogan, Chick Regan and Frank McGowan with plus3 each. D division First place, Jerry Linsley with plus-7. Tying for second/third places were Art Lewis and Paul DuBrule with plus-3 each.Placid LakesThe Mens Association played an Individual Quota Points event Wednesday, Dec. 1 with Tom Lacy coming out on top with a +9 total. John Goble was one point back at +8 while Gene Ransom, +7, and Russ Isaacs, +6, took third and fourth. Bud Snyder, Howard Ticknor and Bill Lockwood each totaled +4 to tie for fifth. Closest to the pin saw Lockwood get to 19-feet, 6-inches from #11. The Mens Association played a Two Best Balls tournament on Wednesday, Nov. 24. Tying for first/second places were the teams of Chuck Fortunato, Cody Coates, Bob McMillian and Bruce Miseno; Al LaMura, Jim McQuigg and Bill Lockwood (Blind Draw) with minus-29 each. Tying for third/fourth places were Bud Snyder, Gene Ransom and Tom Lacy (Blind Draw); Taft Green, Frank Fisher, John Goble and Wayne Wood with minus-25 each. Closest to the pin: No. 2, Jim McQuigg, 7feet-1.5-inches. The Third Annual Lake Placid Moose Lodge for Hospice Golf Tournament was held Saturday, Nov. 20 at the Placid Lakes Country Club. Field of 96 players (24-four person teams). Total donation to Hospice: $5,048. The winners were as follows: First Flight First place, Frank Duffy, Dave Alcott, Bill Norcross and Gary Pembroke; and second place, Jack Shell, Mike Ansylem, Ron McPherson and John McEachren. Second Flight First place, Rich Tufts, Bob McMillian, Darrell Horney and Sue Mackey; second place, Floyd Beers, Dick Wellman, Wanda Beers and David Roe. Third Flight First place, Von Lacy and Tom Lacy, Joan and Bob Sniffen; and second place, Ed Quattrocchi and Frank Quattrocchi, Alan Warner and Wayne Wood. Fourth Flight First place, Charlie Becker, Bill Cook, Damion Cinquino and Ken Reynolds; Rick Deasy, Greg Dunlop, Paul Murray and Jim Brady. Longest Drive: Men Frank Duffy, 292-yards; Ladies, Alice Bitzer, 167yards. Closest to the pin: Hole No. 2 Men: Gary Pembroke, 13-feet-3.5-inches; Ladies: Rose Hunter, 4-feet-3.25-inches. Hole No. 6 Men: Gene Miller, 4feet-2.5-inches; Ladies: Sue Mackey, 27-feet-6.5-inches. Hole No. 11 Men: Al Verhage, 3-feet-4-inches; and Ladies: Jeanne Ransom, 8-feet-11inches. Hole No. 13 Men: David Roe, 8-feet; and Ladies: Alice Bitzer, 5-feet2-inches.River GreensA Mens Day event was played Saturday, Nov. 27 with Lev Westdale, Tim Thomas, Ed Mosser and Lefty St. Pierre tallying a -38 for top honors. John Smutnick, Gil Heier, Johnny Wehurt and Al Farrell totaled -31 for second and Russ Rudd, Frank Conroy, Keith Kincer and Harold Kline had a -29 for third. For closest to the pin, Westdale to to 9-feet, 3-inches on #3, Conroy to 8feet, 7-inches on #5, St. Pierre to 8feet, 3-inches on #12 and Mosser to 8feet, 4-inches on #17. An Afternoon Scramble was played Friday, Nov. 26 with Don, Dale, Donnie, Laura and Jim Sisemore teaming up with Kay Conkel for the win at 19under. Taking second were Dennis Dunn, Tim Thomas, Linda Therrien, Ed Mosser and Anne and Phil Kozak at 16under. A AM Scramble was played Friday, Nov. 26 with Leo and Jeannine Persails, Len and Brenda Westdale and Jack Sayre scoring a 55 for the win. A Mens Pro-Am was played Wednesday, Nov. 24. Bob Stevens, Dave Thompson, Romy Febre and Len Westdale scored 11 points for the win, two ahead of the +9 put up by Harold Kline, Jerry Wallace, Lefty St. Pierre and Ray Knauf. Clark Austin, Joe Graf, Russ Rudd and Cliff Steele had a +3 1/2 for third. Individually, Febre won Flight A with +8 1/2, with Dave Stoddart second with +4 1/2. Flight B saw Don McDonalds +1 1/2 win it over Cecil Lemons +1 while Ed Mossers +3 1/2 took first in Flight C over Bob Wolfs +2. Kline and Wallace tied for top honors in Flight D with +2 1/2 apiece. The Morrison Group played an event Tuesday, Nov. 23 with Tim Thomas, Harold Plagens, Bob Wolf and Ed Mosser carding a -38 for the win. Hank Winderlich, Don McDonald, Butch Smith and Fred Evans were second at -22, just ahead of the -20 posted by Cliff Steele, Gerry Page, Keith Kincer and Larry Roy for third. The Golfettes played on Tuesday, Nov. 23. Karen Speaker, Laura Smutnick, Diane Evans and Michele Koon took first with a -22, Peggy Wehint, Pat Graf, Pat Kincer and Jan Stevens were second at -22 and Sally Bmorak, Jeannie Persails, Linda Therrien and Penny Anderson were third at -18. The Limited Member Group played on Tuesday, Nov. 23. The team of Don and Dea Sherman, Ed and Judy Ward won the days event with a -1 1/2.SpringLakeOn Tuesday, Nov. 30, the Spring Lake Mens Golf Association held an Individual Net Score (Flighted) event on the Panther Creek course. The A Flight was won by Bill Lawens with a net score of 65. Second place was taken by Bob Hinde with 66; and third place was shared by Will David and Ron Brochu with net 67s. Fourth place was taken by Edd Vowels, who shot a net 68. There was a three way tie for Fifth at 69 by Larry Miesner, Karl Olnhausen, and Jay Reeb. Dan Porter won the B Flight with a net 65.John Bozynski and John Schroeder tied for second place with 71s. Third place was shared among five guys at net 72; Red Bohanon, Ken Willey, Howard Weekley, Jack Hoerner, and Wiley Ferguson. www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, December 3, 2010Page 3B Photo courtesy of TSS Photograp hy Left to right, MFFCC President James Hogan, presents the 2010 Association of the Year award to SYF President David Jones, Thunderbolt Vice President Cliff Howell, Blue Streak Vice President Bob Duncan and Thunderbolts Executive Director Tim Hooks. Sebring Youth Football Awarded 2010 Association of the Year

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RALPH D. RUSSO Associated PressTCU coach Gary Patterson was in the same position last year, with nothing to do on championship Saturday except watch the games and hope for a result that could send his Horned Frogs to the national title game. TCU is third in the BCS standings and done with its regular season. Oregon and Auburn, the top two teams, each need one more victory to complete perfect regular seasons and lock up spots in the national championship game on Jan. 10 in Glendale, Ariz. But what if Oregon State pulls off a huge upset in Corvallis and beats the topranked Ducks in the Civil War? Or South Carolina and the head ball coach Steve Spurrier knock off Cam Newton and the secondranked Tigers? Lets see the possibilities. Oregon loses, Auburn wins. This is easy. Losing to a 6-6 team on the last day of the regular season would be inexcusable and the Ducks would be tossed out of the BCS championship game. TCU would be a lock to move into that spot, despite the objections of teams like Stanford (fourth in the BCS standings) and Wisconsin (fifth). Auburn loses, Oregon wins. Not so easy. Its the great debate that has held college football hostage this season. TCU (or Boise State) were never going to jump ahead of undefeated teams from the power conferences. The real question is: Does a one-loss Southeastern Conference team belong in the title game instead of an unbeaten BCS buster? If Auburn had lost a regular-season game, and finished 12-1 with an SEC championship, poll voters might have had time to forget about the one setback or dismiss it. If the Tigers lose to the Gamecocks on Saturday, they wont even be conference champions. Is their reward to play for a better title against a better team? BCS analyst Jerry Palm asked. Well, ultimately it comes down to the voters in the coachesand Harris polls, because even a loss to South Carolina could leave Auburn ahead of TCU in the computer rankings. And if Auburn does lose, by how much matters. A close loss could keep the door, while a double-digit loss puts the Tigers in big trouble. Auburn and Oregon both lose. Now the fun really starts. Only once, in 2007, have the top two teams in the BCS standings lost on championship weekend. TCU would be a lock, but who would the Frogs play? Stanford is fourth in the BCS standings, but the Cardinal lost to the Ducks Instead of choosin g between the two Pac-1 0 teams with the same recor d, voters might go with fift hplace Wisconsin. The problem with that is, if the one-loss teams a re stacked up against ea ch other, Auburn has the be st resume. The Tigers ha ve five victories against team s in the BCS top 25. Orego n has two, while Stanfor d, Wisconsin, Michigan Sta te and Boise State each ha ve one. Ohio State? Zip. TCU also has one. Page 4BNews-SunFriday, December 3, 2010www.newssun.com CUSTOMORDERS AVAILABLEBEST SELECTION BEST QUALITY BEST PRICE Aluminum PVC Sets Wicker Sets Bars & Bar Stools Glider Chairs Swivel Chairs Outdoor Rugs Outdoor Fireplaces Umbrellas Gas Fire Pits NEW STOCK JUST ARRIVED! a.m. The weekend schedule is punctuated by an elegant awards banquet for competitors on Saturday evening at the Four Points by Sheraton Chateau Elan, where five Rolex watches will be presented to special award winners. Fans will find plenty of family entertainment beyond track activities at Sebring. Local classic rock band Slickwilly will fill the paddock with live music on Saturday and Sunday. Featured marque Jaguar will have a ride-and-drive experience, complete with autocross, for spectators to test the latest Jaguar models. Spectators are even welcome to drive their own cars on the legendary Sebring circuit by purchasing track touring passes. Fan forums scheduled for the lunch hour on Saturday will give attendees the opportunity to interact with Rahal and Redman. Both driving legends will also be present at a Sunday autograph session, along with Bundy, a star of 1980s sports car racing who drove for teams such as Group 44 and Hendrick Motorsports. Fans are encouraged to walk the grid during opening ceremonies at 1:05 p.m. on Sunday, prior to the Thunder and Lightning race. We strive to make our events an enjoyable experience for a wide spectrum of fans, Historic Motorsports Productions President Rena Shanaman said. From the avid racing enthusiast to the casual fan, Legends of Motorsports will have something for everyone this weekend at Sebring. We especially look forward to a strong turnout from the local car clubs who will be representing their favorite car brands in corrals throughout the paddock. Tickets for Legends of Motorsports at Sebring International Raceway can be purchased at the gate or at www.sebringraceway.co m or by calling 1-800-62 6RACE. Tickets are priced at $15 for Friday, $20 f or Saturday, $25 for Sunday or $45 for a three-day pass. Track touring passes, c ar corral packages, Legen ds Club hospitality passes an d parking are also availab le for purchase. All tickets include acce ss to the paddock. Children 12 and under a re free with a ticketed adult. For a full schedule of events, entry list and add itional information, vis it www.legendsofmoto rsports.com. Continued from 1B Now that the hot days are g one, its time to get out on t he water. These are the last t wo weekend trips of the y ear: Saturday, Dec. 4, 9 a.m. Arbuckle Creek/Istokpoga P ark in the Morning Saturday, Dec. 11, 2 p.m. Arbuckle Creek/Istokpoga Park in the A fternoon We will meet and l aunch at Istokpoga P ark off of Hwy 98 e ast of Spring L ake. We will h ead out o n the l ake and w iggle our w ay up on Arbuckle Creek to o ur favorite stop and then b ack to Lake Istokpoga Park. Aperfect trip to bring out t he kids (bring lunch/snacks) If you have never kayaked b efore, this is the perfect trip for first timers. Avery easy, slow-paced 6 mile trip (approx 3 hrs) through one of the most beautiful waterways in the area. Different types of birds are typically present this time of the year. The last couple of times we were there, an actual monkey was spotted and he invited himself on the kayak for a snack. Too cool! $39 per person single or tandem kayak $19 per person bringing their own kayak To register, please call 202-0815 or email SebringKayakTours@yahoo. com. Sebring Kayak Tours d etermination and fast hands. Tenorocs Brandon Moore, a junior, was the only Titan in d oubles, showing that he c ould hit inside or out for his 1 3 points. The win pushes the Devils i nto a 2-0 overall record, 1-0 i n District 9-2Aplay, but d oes not have the glitz that C lemons wants from last y ears Final Four team. It was ugly, but a wins a w in. We have a lot of basketb all to play, and we have a lot o f things to really work on, h e said. Tenoroc will be the t eam to beat later in the seas on, and they will get better a s time goes on. We need to g et better as well. We put it together near t he end, the Lord blessed us, a nd God smiled on us. We n eed to learn to take our time, d o our stuff, Clemons cont inued. The best thing that happened to us was the little spanking that Haines City gave us in the pre-season. It showed that teams are showing up to play basketball when they face us. We need to just get over the hype and play our style of basketball. They look to get more into their style of play with tonights game at Lake Placid, in another district contest, before hitting the road for a 6 p.m. Saturday contest at Charlotte. Continued from 1B AP heads to LP tonight We just need to get over the hype and play our style of basketball.LUTHER CLEMONS Avon Park head coach a nd Matt is really making big s trides in his improvement, H arris said. Its just a matter o f getting the time in, everyo ne getting back into the flow. Sebring next takes the court tonight with a visit to Winter Haven and Monday when they host Liberty, both district contests. Continued from 1B Sebring at Winter Haven Rahal ushers in holiday season in Sebring News-Sun file photo by BETH BALDRIDGE Reggie Baker added 13 points to the offensive effort in the Red Devils district win over Tenoroc Tuesday. 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 What if Oregon and Auburn lose?

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www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, December 3, 2010Page 5B Pool Enclosures & Rescreening Screen Rooms Vinyl & Glass RoomBobby Lee Aluminum Inc.863-453-254345 N.Central Ave.,Avon Park SERVING HIGHLANDS, HARDEE & POLK COUNTIESLicensed & Insured HC 01918 Rescreen Your Pool Enclosure or Screen Room COUPONREQUIREDCEILINGS 85 per sq. ft. (Reg. $1.10)WALLS 75 per sq. ft. (Reg. $1.00)Some restrictions apply. Not valid with any other offer. EXPIRES 11/30/10 Phifer Screen 64 WEST COLLISION REPAIR863-453-5445Avon Park 2215 SR 64Wwww.64westcollisionrepair.com FREE ESTIMATESCOMPLETEAUTO BODY REPAIRAND PAINTAll Insurance Companies Welcome AVON PARK BINGO1091 W. Main St., Avon Park 863-453-2727 (Corner of SR 64 & US 27) 7 NIGHTS A WEEK! MATINEE SUN & WED ELECTRONICPOWER TOUCH HEALTHYLIVING By ALAN SCHER ZAGIER Associated PressFORTLEONARD WOOD, Mo. N ew soldiers expecting Army drill serg eants to bust their chops over poor post ure or a wayward gaze may instead w ant to avoid a more modern military t ransgression: relying on fast food for s ustenance. The U.S. Army plans to get new r ecruits into better shape with a r evamped approach to health, fitness a nd diet at basic training. The most visible changes will be seen i n mess halls, where milk and juice disp ensers will replace soda fountains and w hole grains will be substituted for w hite bread and pasta. Army leaders unveiled the new a pproach Wednesday at Missouris Fort L eonard Wood. Its the first substantial c hange to basic fitness training in the A rmy in decades. We are seeing many soldiers enteri ng our profession who need phased c onditioning methods and improved n utritional habits, said Lt. Gen. Mark H ertling, of the Armys Training and D octrine Command. This is not (just) an Army problem, h e said. This is a civilian problem that w ere receiving, and fixing. The soldier athlete initiative is d esigned to prepare new recruits with t raining methods similar to those o ffered to elite athletes preparing for c ompetition including greater use of a thletic trainers, physical therapists and s trength and conditioning coaches. That means more attention on injury p revention, flexibility and mobility, c oordination and aerobic endurance, as w ell as healthy eating. Drill sergeants w ill include one-hour sessions on perf ormance nutrition in addition to their t raditional responsibilities. And outdate d exercises such as bayonet drills are b eing replaced with core strength worko uts more commonly found in the aerob ics studio than the battlefield. The changes were on display W ednesday at the 787th Military Police B attalions dining hall, where colorc oded food labels differentiated highn utrient, protein-laden breakfast items f rom calorie-filled, energy-sapping c hoices. Sugary cereals and biscuits topped w ith sausage gravy were among the c hoices. But so were scoops of sunf lower seeds, cottage cheese, salsa, y ogurt and granola bars. As troops passed, drill sergeants kept c lose watch on their demeanor and comp ortment. They also didnt hesitate to c all out soldiers who didnt include e nough fruit on their plates, or who opted for two cups of coffee but didnt include a glass of water to remain hydrated. Weve changed from feeding soldiers to fueling the tactical athlete, said Hertling, a former college athlete who continues to compete in triathlons. Staff sergeant Travis Bammer said he begins to notice a difference in troops physical performance and mental acuity after roughly five weeks under the improved nutritional regimen. They have never been told how to properly eat, he said. They think they can eat a candy bar for energy. Hertling and other officials emphasized the need to decisively respond to civilian trends in diet and health brought into the military by new troops. More than 60 percent require immediate dental care before they can enter combat. Female recruits report high levels of iron deficiency. And approximately 25 percent of soldiers entering basic training come with little or no organized physical training, whether team sports or even a high school physical education class. The Army is gradually rolling out the new program at its five training installations Fort Leonard Wood; Fort Sill, Okla.; Fort Benning, Ga.; Fort Jackson, S.C.; and Fort Knox, Ky. The menu changes should be in place by February. While the changes for now will be limited to basic and advanced training sites, Army brass are watching the developments closely, Hertling said. Were trying to change a culture, he said. Army leaders report fewer injuries and higher scores on physical fitness tests at bases where the new program has been tested. MCTphoto In addition to the traditional ways of improving fitness in Army training, big changes to the way soldiers eat are being implemented at bases around the world. Army fighting fat, embracing health foods and fitness Prostate Support Group to meet Dec. 10SEBRING The Prostate Support Group for Prostate Cancer, BPH, and Prostatitis is meeting from 1-2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 10 at Primerica. Dr. Stephanie L. Rapke, a radiation oncologist, will be the speaker. Primerica (4208 Sebring Parkway) is east of Ruby Tuesday Restaurant on Sebring Parkway and is just west of Alligator Pack and Ship. Primerica is also directly north across Sebring Parkway from Homer's Restaurant. The group meets the second Friday of every month. E-mail Dr.Hennenfent@gmail.com or call 863-800-0039 for additional information. Parkinson Support 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.Ace Homecare has community outreach eventsAce Homecare community outreach events for next week include: Monday, 8 a.m., Health Fair, Brookside Bluffs, State Road 17, Zolfo Springs; 10:30 a.m., Health Fair, NuHope Elder Services, 310 N. 8th Ave, Wauchula; 11 a.m., Health Fair, Forest Glades, Townsend Street, Wauchula; and 1 p.m., Caregivers Support Group, Crown Pointe Assisted Living Community, Sun N Lake Boulevard, Sebring. Tuesday, 10:30 a.m., Health Fair, Fair Havens Apartments, Spinks Road, Sebring; 1 p.m., Health Fair, Groves, behind Sebring Diner, U.S. 27, Sebring. Wednesday, 8 a.m., Health Fair, Neiberts, U. S. 98, Lake Placid; 9 a.m., Health Fair, Palm Estates U.S. 98, Lorida; 11 a.m., Health Fair, Thornbury Apartments, Chelsea Street, Lake Placid. Friday, Dec. 10, 7 a.m ., Health Fair, ARC Residence, Pleasant Stree t, Avon Park; 9 a.m., Health Fair, Avon Park Meal Site Main Street, Avon Park; 1 1 a.m., Health Fair, the Palms Apartments, Hal McRae, Avon Park.Amplified telephones distributionSEBRING Hearing Impaired Persons will dis tribute amplified telephones to Florida residen ts who have a hearing or speech loss, in the confer ence room at Nu-Hope Elder Care Services, 6414 U.S. 27 South from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 16. By appointment only. Call (941) 743-8347.Low Vision Information Group meets Dec. 15SEBRING The Low Vision Information Group hosted by H.A.L.L.O., wi ll meet at 1 p.m. Wednesday Dec.15 at The Groves at Victoria Park, 2010 Villag e Grove Blvd. (just south o f Highlands Regional Medical Center turn at the Sebring Diner). Guest speaker will be Niki Kissel, visual rehab therapist, from the Lighthouse of Manasota. Kissel will display all types of visual aid products that can enhance the skills for people living with problems of low or n o vision. The products, including talking items, will be for sale also. For more information o n the group, call HALLO a t 385-1196, e-mail halloinc@embarqmail.com o r write H.A.L.L.O., P.O. Bo x 7082, Sebring, FL33872. The group will meet on th e third Wednesday of each month at 1 p.m. until March 2011. Snapshots Associated PressNEWYORK Fewer t han half of Americans have h ad an AIDS test since g uidelines were expanded to i nclude routine screening, a ccording to a government r eport released Tuesday. Last year, an estimated 45 p ercent of Americans ages 1 8 to 64 reported theyve h ad an HIVtest at least once i n their lives, up from 40 p ercent in 2006. Thats an i ncrease of 11 million people t o 83 million people who h ave ever been screened, the C enters for Disease Control a nd Prevention reported in A tlanta. CDC director Dr. Thomas F rieden said the increase w as significant and encoura ging, while one outside expert called it disappointing. The numbers show that progress is possible. They also show how much more progress is needed, Frieden said during a teleconference. In 2006, the CDC urged routine testing for everyone ages 13 to 64, even if theyre not in high-risk groups. For those at high risk, including gay men and intravenous drug users, annual testing is recommended. Because more people are getting tested, Frieden said, fewer people are being diagnosed late with HIV. In 2007, about a third of infections were discovered late, an improvement from 37 percent diagnosed earlier in the decade. Frieden said those cases are often only detected when the disease has progressed to AIDS. AIDS drugs lower the amount of virus and are more effective when given earlier. People who know they are infected are more likely to take steps to prevent spreading it, Frieden said. He said 28 percent of those at high risk have never been tested. If you dont know your HIVstatus, you cant effectively protect yourself and your partners, he said. The CDC estimates that about 1.1 million Americans have HIV, but about 20 percent dont know it. About 56,000 new infections occur each year in the U.S. Fewer than half of Americans have had HIVtest, study shows Associated PressWASHINGTON Food safety legislation that passed the Senate by a commanding margin is now threatened by a procedural snafu that could give Republicans opportunity to block it. The largely bipartisan Senate bill appeared to be headed for quick passage in the House, which would have sent it to President Barack Obamas desk. But House Democrats said Wednesday that it contains fees that are considered tax provisions, which under congressional rules supposed to originate in the House. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., chided the Senate for making the mistake and said the House is trying to find a way to resolve the issue in the few remaining days of the congressional session. The Senate knows this rule and should follow this rule, he said. The $1.4 billion bill passed the Senate 73-25 on Tuesday. It would increase Food and Drug Administration inspections of food facilities, place stricter standards on imported foods and give the agency broader authority to order a recall. Supporters say passage is critical after widespread outbreaks of salmonella and E. coli in peanuts, eggs and produce. No matter how Democratic leaders plan to proceed, the bill could now run into a number of obstacles as Republicans may attempt to block it. Senate Republicans threatened Wednesday to block all other legislatio n until expiring tax cuts a re extended and a bill is pass ed to fund the federal gover nment. That would inclu de the food safety legislation. Supporters of the foo d safety bill would also ha ve to find a way to circumve nt Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okl a., who has blocked the legisl ation several times over co st issues. Democrats final ly passed the bill this we ek after holding multiple proc edural votes designed to ove rride Coburns objections. It is unclear ho w Democrats will resolve t he issue. ASenate aide said t he problem was caused by a misunderstanding betwe en Senate and House floor sta ff. Hoyer said the House m ay try to proceed by adding t he food safety legislation to another bill. Snafu could stall food safety bill

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Speical to the News-SunJorge J. Dorta-Douque, M .D. joined Peace River C enter as medical director on S ept. 13. He holds a bachelor o f science in psychology f rom the University of Miami i n 1983 and was graduated f rom the University of South F lorida College of Medicine i n 1987. Dorta-Douque comp leted his residency at J ackson Memorial Hospital i n Miami. Board certified with a spec ialty in child and adolescent p sychiatry, Dorta-Douque m ost recently served as medi cal director for Central F lorida Behavioral Hospital. E mployed by Winter Haven H ospital for more than 14 y ears, he served 10 years as m edical director for the B ehavioral Health Division, p reviously known as the C enter for Psychiatry. DortaD ouques earlier experience i ncludes psychiatric consulti ng for the mobile Crisis S tabilization Unit treating v ictims of Hurricane Andrew a nd operating a private pract ice in child, adolescent and a dult psychiatry. Dorta-Douque oversees medical services offered by Peace River Center including the 30-bed Crisis Stabilization and the Short Term Residential Treatment facility in Bartow. He also treats patients in the Centers Lakeland outpatient clinic. Peace River Center, a community mental health organization, serves Highlands, Hardee and Polk counties providing both inpatient and outpatient behavioral health services and domestic violence and rape crisis programs. DearPharmacist: I dread h oliday meals. Theres so m uch great food, and its so h ard to resist. Is there any g ood news in the midst of t his orgy of over-indulg ence? A.F., Denver Answer: Yes, the spices o f the holiday season are g ood for you, but rule numb er one is resist that urge to o vereat. Instead, concentrate o n really enjoying foods that a re healthy for you and limit y our sweet, high-calorie i ndulgences to just a few. I m not going to tell you that y ou cant have a piece of p umpkin pie. Im not an o gre, after all. Have just one p iece, though, not half a pie. Lets take a closer look at t hat pumpkin pie, because t he squash-like vegetable b oasts a treasure trove of n utrients, including betac arotene, a powerful eyel oving nutrient. And cinnam on, the spice that makes t he pie smell so wonderful, p acks such a good-for-you p unch that we could easily c lassify it as a healing herb. L ets focus on cinnamon n ow. Researchers have long k nown about its anti-microb ial properties, but in recent years several scientific studies have shown that it can have a positive impact on blood sugar. Yep! Thats right. If you have either pre-diabetes or diabetes, cinnamon is so helpful that you should consider adding it to your diet more frequently (in pill form, not the pie.) In a 2007 Swedish study, participants were given either plain rice pudding or rice pudding containing cinnamon. Researchers found that the blood sugar response in those receiving the cinnamon-laced pudding was lower and their gastric emptying time was delayed. So the pudding basically stayed with them longer and it did not spike their blood sugar. Delish! Quite a few studies show that cinnamon helps with blood sugar, actually. I just like this one because it really shows that including cinnamon with a sweet treat helps your body deal with it better. Research has also shown that cinnamon reduces inflammation, eases digestion and protects your cells from free radical assault. Other savory benefits include its ability to reduce cholesterol and blood pressure. Whether you take cinnamon as a supplement or not, do keep a shaker of this spice on hand in your kitchen and challenge yourself to find new ways to use it. Everyone knows its good on apple sauce, but its also perfect on sliced bananas, peaches, papaya and pears. Put it on top of hot cereal, a handful of walnuts, black currants, raisins or apricots. Hot, mulled cider is a special holiday treat and easy to make. Pour a big bottle of apple cider into a pan with a few sticks of cinnamon (broken into 1 inch pieces) along with one-quarter teaspoon nutmeg and about five to eight whole cloves. Simmer the liquid gently for at least five minutes before straining it. Let the sipping begin. Yum! Suzy Cohen is a registered pharmacist and the author of The 24-Hour Pharmacist and Real Solutions. For more information, visit www. DearPharmacist. com. This information is not intended to treat, diagnose or cure your condition. Page 6BNews-SunFriday, December 3, 2010www.newssun.com Lakeshore Car Wash 991USHwy27NorthSebring (863) 471-9274 LubeOil&Filter $22. 95 YourFullService Wash&DetailCenter Some Risks Are Worth Taking. Your Health Isnt One of Them. First, 32 people die every day of skin cancer in the USA. Second, most skin cancer deaths are preventable. Therefore, forgiveness is the chance to prevent skin cancer with a Dermatology skin exam. Therefore, forgiveness is the Lord offering you free will to not be a statistic. SAVE YOUR OWN LIFE. OR LET US DO IT FOR YOU.Darrin A. Rotman, M. D. Julie L. Iellimo, P. A. C. Jennifer A. Wolf, P. A. C.863-386-0786Darrin A. Rotman, M.D. 126 Bed Inpatient, Acute Care Hospital 16 Bed Intensive Care Unit New 13 Bed Emergency Department with fully integrated Electronic Medical Records at each Bedside 12 Bed Ambulatory Care Center 7 Labor Delivery Recovery Postpartum (LDRP) Beds in the OB Unit Our newly transformed digitally integrated Operating Rooms featuring state of the art Smart ORs consist of ve suites one cysto room and four major suites as well as two Endoscopy Suites. Cardiac Catheterization Lab Vascular Care Unit with focus on dialysis, stula, and shunt revisions Outreach Laboratory with extended hours and accredited by CAP and AABB CT Scanner, MRI, PET CT Scanner, and fully functional PACS System New Sleep Center offering week-end appointments. Three Board Certified Physicians. Beautiful appointed comfort rooms, group support and follow ups. Coming Soon New Digital Mammography Center Highlands Medical Group, A Medical Practice that includes 14 physicians and 10 locations in Sebring and Lake Placid serving Highlands County. Specialties include: Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, OB/GYN, Orthopedics, Urology, General Surgery and Vascular Surgery. For more information or to schedule an appointment (863) 471-9964. The Wound Care Center 7200 South George Boulevard, Sebring. The Center is staffed with a unique team of doctors and nurses all dedicated to the healing of Chronic Wounds. For more information (863) 382-2032. No referral necessary. Highlands Regional Rehabilitative Services Out-patient Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy, 3345 Medical Hill Road, Sebring. For more information (863) 471-6336. Life is about making choices Shouldnt they all be this easy? 3600 Highlands Avenue, Sebring 863-385-6101 www.highlandsregional.com Exclusively Available at Highlands Regional Medical CenterExtra Fast, Extra Easy, Extra Great Emergency Care HEALTHYLIVING Follow the News-Sun on www.twitter.com/thenewssun www.facebook.com/newssun Give thanks for cinnamon and all its health benefits Dear Pharmacist Suzy Cohen Peace River Center announces new medical director The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN

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Special to the News-SunEvery year, there are new p rescription drug and health p lan coverage choices availa ble to people with Medicare. O pen Enrollment is the time o f year when current or n ewly-eligible Medicare bene ficiaries, including people w ith original Medicare, can r eview their current health or p rescription drug plans, comp are the plans to other o ptions, and choose the plans t hat best meet their current n eeds. Theres never been a bett er time to check out M edicare coverage. With the n ew health care law, there are n ew benefits available to p eople with Medicare, i ncluding lower prescription c osts, wellness checkups and p reventive care. The new law a lso provides better ways to p rotect beneficiaries from f raud, making Medicare s tronger for all of us and for f uture generations. Take advantage of Open E nrollment through Dec. 3 1 and be sure to compare c urrent plans with new plan o fferings, as well as learn a bout the new benefits that a re available. People with M edicare may find a way to s ave money, get better covera ge, or both. Medicare has s everal ways to ensure people g et the information to help in d eciding what kind of covera ge works best, including: Visit www.medicare. g ov, where you can get a pers onalized comparison of the c osts and coverage of the p lans available in your area. Call 1-800-MEDICARE ( 1-800-633-4227) 24-hours a d ay/7 days a week to find out m ore about your coverage o ptions. TTYusers should call 1-877-486-2048. Review the 2011 Medicare & You handbook. It is mailed to beneficiaries in October. Get one-on-one help from your State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP). Local SHIPcontact information can be found online at: www.medicare.gov/contacts/organization-search-criteria.aspx Look on the back of your Medicare & You 2011 handbook or; Call Medicare at 1-800MEDICARE (1-800-6334227; TTY, 1-877-486-2048) Medicare has a program to help pay for prescription drugs for those with a limited income. To find out if you qualify, visit www.socialsecurity.gov or call 1-800-7721213 and ask about Extra Help program. More information is available at www.healthcare.gov. Medicare Open Enrollment goes through Dec. 31 www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, December 3, 2010Page 7B 130 S. Commerce Ave. Sebring, Florida863-385-3497Mon. Fri. 9am 4pm Closed Wednesdays 100% INVISIBLE100% amazing Largest American made hearing aid company The only 100% custom, invisible, digital and fully programmable hearing aid. Deep Canal aid with Comfort Fit Designed to be removed daily to promote better ear health Virtually no whistling or buzzing Natural sounding Custom designed for your ear Works great on the phone LIVING BRINGS IT IN. WE TAKE IT OUT.Call for Our Weekly Specials.AVON PARK 452-5800 SEBRING 382-3363 LAKE PLACID 465-1530 Contact UsBy Phone(863) 385-6155By Mail2227 US Hwy 27S Sebring, FL 33870By E-Mailwww.newssun.com/contact/ HEALTHYLIVING RELIGION ARAContentWhen the holiday hubbub h its your family, it can hit h ard. The stress of organizing a family gathering, dealing w ith mall crowds while shopp ing for gifts and trying to k eep your budget balanced c an make it challenging to e njoy the holiday season. If the stress is starting to w ear you down, try these s imple ways to relieve anxie ty so you can enjoy the holi days with relaxed shoulders a nd a smile on your face: Book an appointment f or a massage. Tense should ers and gritted teeth are s igns that youre experienci ng holiday stress which can l eave your body feeling achy a nd tired. Amassage can help e ase tension so you can relax, u nwind and face the chall enges with renewed energy. O n a budget? Pick up some s oothing bath gels and a s cented aromatherapy candle a nd create a spa experience i n the comfort of your own b athroom. Book a hotel for your o ut-of-town guests. The a dded stress of housing f riends and relatives can reall y pile up. Hilton Garden Inn h as adjustable Garden Sleep S ystem beds that conform to t he body, cradling your neck, b ack, legs and spine for press ure-free sleep. Agood n ights sleep ensures your o ut-of-town guests will be w ell-rested for the holiday f estivities ahead, and youll h ave more freedom at home t o prepare. They can also use t he fitness centers or check o ut the stay fit kits available a t the front desk for in-room w orkouts. Most importantly, t heyre out of your hair. Organize a potluck fami ly gathering. If youre in c harge of cooking your famil ys holiday meal this year, a sk your guests to bring their f avorite dish so you dont have to shoulder the entire meal. It gives you less responsibility in the kitchen and the opportunity for your guests to share their signature recipes. Make sure you assign dishes so you dont end up with several salads and no dessert. Spend time organizing and prioritizing your holiday shopping list in advance so you dont waste time wandering aimlessly through department stores, which can often create anxiety. Even better, try to knock out your holiday shopping online. You can do it in your PJs and slippers, and many websites offer free holiday shipping. Taking time to enjoy the holiday season is important for staying sane and truly savoring the time you have with your friends and family. With relaxed shoulders, a smile and a carefree attitude, youll be empowered to tackle the anxiety and stress of the holiday season. Make your holidays brighter by tackling seasonal stress ARAContent Booking a hotel for out-of-town guests is one way to reduce your holiday stress level. Each Thanksgiving, we take time to gather with family, indulge our appetites on turkey, dressing, and pumpkin pie. We entertain ourselves with football and enjoy the great outdoors. But what about the purpose for observing this holiday? Like Christmas and Easter, we have totally commercialized this time, which is to be focused on God. What happened to our gratitude and appreciation for Gods blessings in our lives? The Bible says, O give thanks unto the LORD, for he is good. Materialistic mania has taken over another sacred holiday. It seems now that Thanksgiving has just become the day before Black Friday. It seems that the typical American is more interested in making a list for shopping rather than a list of things for which he is thankful. It seems as though we are never content with what we have, and we endlessly pursue more. But as Jesus taught, possessions is not what life is about. Consider Christs words in Luke 12:15, And he said unto them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a mans life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth. The things for which we should be thankful to God for have instead become idols in our lives. In Ephesians 5, we see that covetousness is idolatry. We have replaced the Creator with the creation. So why are we blessed? Is there a reason we have been given so much? I personally have had a special Thanksgiving. Adear elderly man who attends a Bible study I teach wanted to do something special for my family. Last Tuesday, we met at a car dealership and he wrote out a check for a 2010 Grand Caravan. This was an answer to prayer as it was an immediate need. To God be the glory for touching this dear mans heart to bless us. But as I reflect on this gift, I am excited to know I have a God that cares for me this much. The object of my love is God, not the new van. The thanks and honor belongs to God. Yes, there is a reason for why God blesses us. It is not so we can hoard our possessions and selfishly keep them for ourselves. We are not simply to be th e recipients of a gift, but rather a conduit to bless others for Gods glory. Everything God does on our behalf is that He migh t get the praise and glory. W e have been saved by Gods grace that we may tell oth ers here locally as well as others globally. God want s all men to know Him personally. As Americans, we are blessed materialistically more than any other natio n. If you make $10,000 a yea r, you make more than 85 percent of the world. If yo u make $50,000 you have a greater income than 99 pe rcent of the worlds popula tion. Now what are you doing with what you have ? Are you content with wha t God has given you? Or ar e you planning and pursuing to heap more lavish luxuries upon yourself? Consider why God has blessed you. Dont let the blessings end with you bu t pray and ask God how you may reach out through you r church to help a homeless family or a starving community in this world for Gods glory. God has blessed you that you may bless others in Jesusnam e. Luke Knickerbocker is the pastor of Bethel Baptist Church, 216 E. Park St. E-mail him at knickprint@yahoo.com. The church Web site is visitbethelbaptist.com. There is a reason God blesses us Timeless Treasure Luke Knickerbocker

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Page 8BNews-SunFriday, December 3, 2010www.newssun.com Places to Worship is a paid advertisement in the News-Sunthat is published Friday and Sunday. To find out more information on how to place a listing in this directory, call the NewsSunat 385-6155, ext. 502. APOSTOLIC Greater Faith Apostolic Church, 24 Rainer Drive, Lake Placid, FL33852. invites you to come worship with us in spirit and truth at 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sunday, and at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. For information contact 840-0152. Pastor Larry Carmody. ASSEMBLY OF GOD Christ Fellowship Church (Assembly of God), 2935 New Life Way. Bearing His Name; Preaching His Doctrine; and Awaiting His Coming. Worshiping God in Spirit and in Truth. Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10 a.m.; Evening Worship, 5 p.m. Wednesday: Worship, 7 p.m. Pastor Eugene Haas. Phone 4710924. Crossroads Community Church, 114 South Central Ave., Avon Park, FL33825. Phone: 4534453. Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday Childrens Church: 10:45 a.m. Wednesday Adult Bible Study and Youth/Royal Explorers, 7 p.m. Pastor: John E. Dumas. First Assembly of God, 4301 Kenilworth Blvd., Sebring. The Rev. Wilmont McCrary, pastor. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship and KIDS Church, 11 a.m.; Evening Worship, 7 p.m. Wednesday Family Night, (Adult Bible Study), LIFE Youth Group, Royal Rangers, Missionettes, 7:30 p.m. Phone 385-6431. BAPTIST Avon Park Lakes Baptist Church, 2600 N. Highlands Blvd., AvonPark, FL33825. George Hall, Pastor. Christ centered and biblically based. Sunday worship services, 8:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nursery facilities are available. Bible studies at 9:45 a.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Wednesday. Prayer Time 6 p.m. on Wednesday. Bible classes at 9:45 a.m. are centered for all ages. Choir practice at 5 p.m. Sunday. Church phone: 452-6556. Bethany Baptist Church (GARBC) We are located at the corner of SR17 and C-17A(truck route) in Avon Park. Join us Sunday morning at 9:00 AM for coffee and doughnuts, followed with Sunday School for all ages at 9:30. Sunday morning worship service begins at 10:30 a.m., andevening worship service is at 6 p.m.On Wednesdays, the Word of Life teen ministry and the Catylist class (20's+) begin at 6:30 PM. The adult Bible and Prayer Time begins at 7 p.m. For more information go to www.bethanybaptistap.com or call the church office at 863-452-1136. Faith Missionary Baptist Church, off State Road 17 North of Sebring at 1708 LaGrange Ave. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday Service, 7 p.m. Deaf interpretation available. Ken Lambert, Pastor. Phone 386-5055. Fellowship Baptist Church, 1000 Maxwell St., AvonPark, FL 33825. Sunday: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday: Evening Service, 7 p.m.; Children/Youth, 7 p.m. Telephone: 453-4256. Fax: 453-6986. E-mail: office@apfellow ship.org; Web site,www.apfellow ship.org. First Baptist Church ofAvon Park, 100 N. Lake Ave., Avon Park. Rev. Jon Beck, pastor; Jared Hewitt, youth minister; and Joy Loomis, music director. Regular Sunday schedule: 8:30 a.m. Orchestra rehearsal; 9 a.m. Library open; 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 11 a.m. Morning Worship; 11 a.m. Childrens Church; 4 p.m. Evening Service. Tuesday schedule: 8-10 a.m., basic computer class/Sonshine House; 7-9 p.m. conversational English and citizenship classes/Sonshine House. Regular Wednesday schedule: 5:15 p.m. Family Night Supper; 6 p.m. Bible Study and Prayer; 6 p.m. Adult Choir Practice; 6:30 p.m. childrens choir rehearsals; 7 p.m. childrens mission groups. Call 4536681 for details. Primera Mision Bautista, 100 N. Lake Ave., Avon Park, Johnattan Soltero, Pastor. Regular Sunday schedule: 10 a.m., Bible Study; 11 a.m., Worship Service. Wednesday schedule: 7 p.m., Bible study. First Baptist Church of Lake Josephine, 111 Lake Josephine Drive, Sebring (just off U.S. 27 midway between Sebring and Lake Placid). Your place for family, friends and faith. Sunday morning worship service is 11 a.m. Nursery is provided for both services with Childrens Church at 11 a.m. Life changing Bible Study for all ages starts at 9:45 a.m. Associate Pastor Allen Altvater leads the youth in their quest to become more like Christ. Sunday night worship at 6 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study and Prayer meeting at 7 p.m. along with youth worship in the youth facility, and missions training for all children. Call the church at 655-1524. First Baptist Church of Lake Placid, Knowing Gods Heart and Sharing Gods Hope, 119 E. Royal Palm Street. (2 blocks south of Interlake Blvd) Lake Placid, FL 33852 (863) 465-3721, Email: www.fbclp.com. Pastor Brett Morey, senior pastor. Sunday services Traditional Service 9 a.m., Contemporary Service 10:30 a.m. Link Groups at 9 and 10:30 a..m., Senior Sunday Night and Sunday Evening Bible study at 6 p.m. Wednesday Activities: Family dinner at 5 p.m. ($3 per person, reservations required). Adult-LifeSource classes, prayer meeting, Youth Intersections, and Kids K-5MaxKidz Extreme meet at 6:15 p.m. Men meet at 8 a.m. every Tuesday for prayer breakfast and womens prayer breakfast is at 8 a.m. every Wednesday, both at the Family Restaurant. First Baptist Church of Lorida located right on U.S. 98 in Lorida. Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m. for all ages. Sunday worship services are at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Preschool care is provided at the 11 a.m. worship service. Wednesday evening Bible Study and Prayer meeting is at 6:30 p.m., followed by adult choir rehearsal. From September to May our youth group meets. First Lorida is the Place to discover Gods love. For more information about the church or the ministries offered, call 6551878. First Baptist Church, Sebring, 200 East Center Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. Telephone: 385-5154. Dr. David E. Richardson, senior pastor; Rev. Joe Delph, minister of youth and activities. Contemporary Service, 8:30 a.m.; Group Bible Studies, 9:45 a.m.; Traditional Worship, 11 a.m.; Mision Buatista Hispana, 2 p.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs at the ROC begin 5:30 p.m., at church begin 6:30 p.m. Preschool and Mothers Day Out for children age 6 weeks to 5 years old. Becky Gotsch, director. Call 385-4704. Florida Avenue Baptist Church, 401 S. Florida Ave., Avon Park. Mailing address is 710 W. Bell St., AvonPark, FL33825. Telephone, 453-5339. Rev. John D. Girdley, pastor. Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 11 a.m.; 11 a.m. Childrens Church; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs for children, youth and adults at 7 p.m. Independent Baptist Church 5704 County Road 17 South, Sebring, FL33876. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Sunday worship, 10:30 a.m. Sunday evening, 6 p.m. Wednesday service, 7 p.m. Fundamental, soul-winning, mission-minded, King James Bible Church. Larry Ruse, pastor. Phone 655-1899. Bus transportation. Leisure Lakes Baptist Church 808 Gardenia St., Lake Placid (just off of Miller at the west end of Lake June) Where the old fashion gospel is preached. Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Worship service at 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Service is at 6 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Meeting and Bible Study at 7 p.m. Call the church at 699-0671 for more information. Maranatha Baptist Church (GARBC), 35 Maranatha Blvd., Sebring, FL33870 (Ahalf mile east of Highlands Avenue on Arbuckle Creek Road.) Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m.; Evening Service, 6 p.m. Mid-week service, Wednesday, 6 p.m. Daily Prayer and Bible Study, 8 a.m., Hamman Hall. Pastor Gerald Webber and Associate Pastor Don Messenger. Phone 382-4301. Parkway Free Will Baptist Church, 3413 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL33870. Welcome to the church where the Son always shines. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m.; and Wednesday Evening Worship, 7 p.m. End-of-the-Month-Sing at 6 p.m. on the last Sunday of each month. The Rev. J.S. Scaggs, pastor. Church phone: 382-3552. Home phone: 214-3025. Affiliated with the National Association of Free Will Baptists, Nashville, Tenn. Sparta Road Baptist Church, (SBC) 4400 Sparta Road. Rev. Ken Geren, interim pastor. Sunday school, 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Prayer/Bible Study, 6 p.m. Nursery provided. For information, call 3820869. Southside Baptist Church (GARBC), 379 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring. David C. Altman, Pastor; Chuck Pausley, Youth Pastor; Ralph O. Burns, Assistant to the Pastor. Sunday School for all ages, 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship Service, 10:45 a.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Awana kindergarten through fifth grade, 6:30 p.m.; Youth Meeting for Teens, 6:30 p.m. Adult Midweek Prayer and Bible Study, 7 p.m. A nursery for under age 3 is available at all services. Provisions for handicapped and hard-of-hearing. Office phone, 385-0752. Sunridge Baptist Church, (SBC) 3704 Valerie Blvd. (U.S. 27 and Valerie, across from Florida Hospital), Sebring. Ed Howell, transitional pastor. Sunday School, 9;30 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; and Sunday Evening Service, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Prayer, Bible Study, and Youth, 6:30 p.m.Nursery provided. For information, call 3823695. CATHOLIC Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 595 East Main St., Avon Park, 453-4757. Father Nicholas McLoughlin, pastor. Saturday Vigil Mass is 4 p.m. in English and 7 p.m. in Spanish; Sunday mass 8 and 10:30 a.m. in English; 6 p.m., Life Teen Mass. Weekday mass at 8 a.m. Confessions are at 3:30 p.m. Saturday. Religious Education Classes are 9-10:20 a.m. Sunday for grades K through 8th. Confirmation class is from 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday. Youth Nights grades 6th and up, 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday. St. Catherine Catholic Church, 820 Hickory St., Sebring. Mailing address: 882 Bay St., Sebring, FL 33870, 385-0049. www.stcathe. com. Very Rev. Jos Gonzlez, V.F., Pastor. Masses Saturday Vigil: 4 p.m. Sunday: 8 and 10:30 a.m. and noon Spanish Mass. Daily Masses 8 a.m. and noon MondayFriday; 9 a.m. Saturday. Confessions: 3-3:45 p.m. Saturdays, 7:15-7:45 a.m. first Friday, or by appointment. Enrollment for Catholic School grades K3 through 5 not being accepted. St. James Catholic Church, 3380 Placidview Drive, Lake Placid, 465-3215. Father Michael J. Cannon. Mass schedule: Summer (May 1 to Oct. 31) Saturday Vigil, 4 p.m.; Sunday 8 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.; Weekdays, 9 a.m. December thru Easter Saturday, 4 p.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.; Weekdays 9 a.m.; and Holy Days 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., first Saturday at 9 a.m. CHRISTIAN Eastside Christian Church, 101 Peace Ave., Lake Placid, FL 33852 (two miles east of U.S. 27 on County Road 621), 465-7065. Ray Culpepper, senior pastor. Sunday: Bible classes, 9 a.m.; Worship Celebration with the Lords Supper each week 10:15 a.m. Thelma Hall, organist; and Pat Hjort, pianist. Wednesday: Praise and Prayer, 6:30 p.m.; Building Gods Kingdom for Everyone. Jesus Christ, the Way, Truth and Life! Alive and Worth the Drive! Sebring Christian Church, 4514 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872. Tod Schwingel, Preacher; Marco Gallardo, Youth Pastor. Sunday Worship, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday School, 11 a.m.; Sunday Youth Service, 6 p.m; Evening service resumes in November at 6 p.m. Wednesday night meals, 5:30 p.m. followed by classes at 6:30 p.m. Office hours, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday-Friday. Phone 382-6676. First Christian Church, 1016 W. Camphor St., Avon Park, FL 33825; (863) 453-5334; on the Web at www.firstchristianap.com. Our motto is Jesus is First at First Christian Church.Greg Ratliff, Senior Minister; Ray Culpepper, Family Life Minister; Jon Carter, Music Director. Bible School 9 a.m.; Worship 10 a.m.; Bible Study, 6 p.m.; Wednesdaystudies for all ages, 6 p.m. Nursery provided for all events. First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), 510 Poinsettia Avenue, (corner of Poinsettia and Eucalyptus), Sebring, FL33870. Phone: 3850358 or 385-3435. The Rev. Ronald Norton, Pastor; Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Praise Breakfast, 10 a..m., Morning Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Childrens Church, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Praise and Worship, 6:45 p.m. Youth Fellowship, 7:15 p.m.; Midweek Bible Study, 7:15 p.m. CHRISTIAN & MISSIONARY ALLIANCE The Alliance Church of Sebring, 4451 Sparta Road, Sebring, FL33875. Call 382-1343. Rev. Steve Hagen, pastor. Sunday services: Sunday School meets at 9:30 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship Service meets at 10:30 a.m.; Sunday Evening Bible Study meets at 6 p.m. (off site); Wednesday Prayer Gathering meets at 6 p.m. CHRISTIAN SCIENCE Christian Science Church, 146 N. Franklin St. Sunday: 10:30 a.m. morning worship and Sunday school. Testimonial meetings at 4 p.m. each second and fourth Wednesday. Afree public reading room/bookstore, located in the church, is open before and after church services. The Bible and the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scripturesby Mary Baker Eddy are our only preachers. All are welcome to come and partake of the comfort, guidance, support and healing found in the lesson-sermons. CHURCH OF BRETHREN Church of the Brethren 700 S. Pine St., Sebring, FL33870. Sunday: Church School, 9 a.m .; Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m Wednesday: Temple Choir, 7:3 0 p.m. Phone 385-1597. CHURCH OF CHRIST Avon Park Church of Chris t, 200 S. Forest Ave.,Avon Park, F L 33825. Minister: Larry Roberts Sunday Worship Services, 10:3 0 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nursery facilitie s are available at every service. Bibl e Study: Sunday, 9:30 a.m. an d Wednesday, 7 p.m. Bible centere d classes for all ages. Church phone : 453-4692. Sebring Parkway Church o f Christ, 3800 Sebring Parkwa y, Sebring, FL33870; 385-7443. W e would like to extend an invitatio n for you and your family to visit wit h us here at Sebring Parkway. Ou r hours of service are: Sunda y Worship Service, 9 a.m.; Sunda y Bible Class, 10:15 a.m.; Sunda y Evening Service, 6 p.m .; Wednesday Service, 7 p.m. CHURCH OF NAZARENE First Church of the Nazaren e of AvonPark, P.O. Box 1118 ., AvonPark, FL33825-1118. 707 W Main St. Randall Rupert, Pasto r. Sunday: Sunday school begins a t 9:45 a.m. for all ages; morning wo rship at 10:45 a.m.; and evenin g service at 6 p.m. Wednesda y evening service is at 7 p.m. wit h special services for children an d adults. Special services once a month for seniors (Prime Time) an d Ladies ministries. If you need an y more information, call 453-4851. First Church of the Nazaren e of Lake Placid, 512 W. Interlak e Blvd., Lake Placid, FL33852 Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; Mornin g worship, 10:45 a.m.; Evening serv ice, 6 p.m. Wednesday evening, 7 p.m. Classes for adult children an d youth. Call 465-6916. Pastor Tim Taylor. CHURCHES OF CHRIST IN CHRISTIAN UNION Community Bible Church Churches of Christ in Christia n Union, (Orange Blossom Conference Center) 1400 C-17 A North (truck route), AvonPark Presenting Jesus Christ as th e answer for time and eternit y. Sunday morning worship service 10:30 a.m. Nursery provided Junior Church activities at sam e time for K-6 grade. Sunday Schoo l Bible hour (all ages), 9:30 a.m (Transportation available.) Sunda y evening praise and worship serv ice, 6 p.m. Wednesday evenin g prayer service, 7 p.m. Children an d youth activities at 7 p.m Wednesday. Everyone is welcome please come worship with us. Do n Seymour, Senior Pastor. Phon e 452-0088.PLACESTOWORSHIP RELIGION A tonement Lutheran Church ELCASEBRING Second S unday in Advent celebrat ion will be led by Dave T horesen with Holy E ucharist. Congregational meeting t oday following morning w orship for the purpose of e lecting four new council m embers and approving the 2 011 budget. There will be a council m eeting at 6 p.m. Monday in t he fellowship hall. Bible study on the book of R omans continues, but the d ate changed from T hursdays to Tuesdays at 10 a .m. in the fellowship hall. It i s being taught by Sharon P almer. A von Park Church of ChristAVON PARK Cause a nd Effect (Luke 17: 21) w ill be the message Sunday m orning presented by M inister Larry Roberts. There will be a dinner i mmediately following the m orning worship. All memb ers and guests are invited. The Timothy Class will m eet at 5 p.m. in the fellows hip hall. Jeff Parker will be i n charge. Avon Park Church of Christ is at 200 S. Forest Ave. For information, call 453-4692.Bethany Baptist ChurchAVON PARK Bethany Baptist Church is at the corner of State Road 17 and 17ASouth. Wednesday evening is Family Night at Bethany. AWANAClub and Word of Life teen group meets at 6:30 p.m. Nursery is provided for all services. Guests are welcome. For more information call the church office at 452-1136.Christ Lutheran ChurchAVON PARK The Second Sunday in Advent Pastor Scott McLean will preach a sermon titled A Shoot with Humble Beginnings Brings Peace on Earth. Wednesday the Midweek Advent Devotions begin at 6 p.m. with a soup and sandwich supper. The homily is titled Its Time to Wake Up! Members worship at 1320 County Road 64, east the Avon Park High School. For more information, call 4712663 or visit christlutheranavonpark.org.Christian Science ChurchSEBRING The lesson sermon on Sunday morning is titled God the Only Cause and Creator. The keynote is from John 1:3 All things were made by him: and without him was not any thing made that was made. The church is at 146 N. Franklin St. Christian Training Church SEBRING Associate Minister Casey L. Downing will bring the message titled Empowered By Radical Grace at the Sunday morning service. The Wednesday night Bible study will continue the book of Hebrews. Emmanuel United Church of ChristSEBRING Sunday morning, the Rev. George Miller will deliver a message based on Romans 15:4-13. The church is 1.7 miles west of U.S. 27 on County Road 634 (Hammock Road). Call 471-1999 or visit sebringemmanuelucc.com.First Baptist Church of Placid LakesLAKE PLACID On Sunday morning, Pastor Darryl George will continue The Purity Series and will preach the sermon titled Whos On the Bus Makes The Trip Worthwhile! with regards to Psalm 18:20-26. The church is at the corner of Washington and Kemper avenues in Placid Lakes. For more information, call 4655126 from 8 a.m. to noon Monday through Thursday or e-mail the church at placidlakes@hotmail.com.First Christian ChurchAVON PARK I Dont Have Time is heard in so many different ways throughout the Christmas season. That is the title to the first of three sermons in the Shopping for a Savior sermon series. The pastor will encourage all to get ready for Christmas and make time for Jesus beginning now. Next Saturday, Dec. 11 at 1:30 p.m. is the annual Ladies Christmas Tea. To attend, contact Clara Ovre or the church office about getting a ticket at $3 each. This years theme is Gifts of Silver & Gold. First Christian Church of Avon Park is at 1016 W. Camphor (behind the Wachovia Bank). Call 4535334 or e-mail firstchristianap@embarqmail.com with any questions or to request information. The church Web site is www.firstchristianap.com.First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)SEBRING At the Lords Table this Sunday morning will be Walter and Anna Coley. Communion will be served by Sandra Laufer, Carol Chandler, Barbara Slinkard and Carol Graves. Greeting the congregation will be Mary Ann and Charles Henry Thomas. The Advent Reading, Trusting God, will be presented by Michael and Carol Graves as they light the second Advent Candle of the season. Noel and Juanita Roberts will work with childrens church. Lighting the candles during the month of December will be Nina Kunsak. Sherry Kunsak will be with the children in the nursery. The pastors sermon, W e Three Kings, is taken from Matthew 2:1-6. The Magi traveled thousands of miles to see the King of the Jews When they finally found Him, they responded with joy, worship and gifts. The church is at 510 Poinsettia Ave.; call 3850352.First Presbyterian Church A.R.P.AVON PARK On Sunday morning, the pastors sermon is titled God s Dwelling Place based on Ezekiel 37:24-28. The second Sunday of Advent will be observed with the choir beginning by singing the first portion of the Advent song We Wait in Hope. Leigh and Jane Golden will light the secon d Advent candle and Dave Blackmon will lead the litany and explain the mean ing of the first and second candle. The congregation will then join in the chorus of We Wait in Hope. The pastor will then end this ce remony with a prayer. The choirs anthem will be Call Him Jesus and speci al music will be provided by Ruth Mann who will sing Church News Continued on page 9B

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www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, December 3, 2010Page 9B EPISCOPAL The Episcopal Church of the R edeemer.Service time is 9:30 w ith Holy Communion. Coffee hour f ollowing services. Newcomers w elcome. Call 453-5664 or e-mail r edeemer1895@aol.com Web site: r edeemeravon.com. The church is a t 839 Howes Way, Avon Park ( two miles north of Sun N Lake B oulevard, across from Wells D odge.) St. Agnes Episcopal Church 3 840 Lakeview Drive, Sebring, FL 3 3870. Sunday Services: Holy E ucharist Rite I 7:45 a.m., Holy E ucharist Rite II 10 a.m. Midweek s ervice on Wednesday at 6 p.m. S unday School for all ages at 9 a .m. The nursery is open 8:45 a.m. u ntil 15 minutes after the 10 a.m. s ervice ends. Wednesday: Adult B ible study, 9:30 a.m. Visitors are a lways welcome. The Rev. Jim K urtz, rector. Church office 3857 649, for more information. St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal C hurch, 43 Lake June Road, Lake P lacid, FL33852. Phone: 4650 051. Rev. Elizabeth L. Myers, R ector. Sunday Worship, 8 a.m., 1 0:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesday e vening: Holy Communion with H ealing Service, 6:15 p.m. Child c are available at the 8 a.m. and 1 0:30 a.m. Sunday service. Come s ee what makes us different. GRACE BRETHREN Grace Brethren Church, 3626 T hunderbird Road, (863) 8350 869. Dr. Randall Smith, senior p astor. Sunday services at 9 a.m., 1 0:45 a.m. and 6 p.m.; Wednesday s ervices at 7 p.m. We offer Kid C ity Childrens Ministry throughout a ll services, and there are variosu o ther classes for teens, married c ouples, prime-timers, and Bible s tudies in Spanish. Kid City Day C are, Preschool and After-School M onday-Friday: 7 a.m.-6 p.m. (For r egistration call: 385-3111). Check u s out on the Web atwww.sebringg race.org. INTERDENOMINATIONAL World Harvest and Restoration M inistries, (non-denominational) 2 200 N. Avon Blvd., AvonPark, FL 3 3825. Phone: 452-9777 or 4533 771. Sunday service: Sunday S chool, 10 a.m. and worship, 11 a .m. Wednesday services: 7 p.m. p rayer meeting/Bible study. Pastor: W .H. Rogers. JEWISH Temple Israel of Highlands C ounty, 382-7744. Rabbi Lorraine R udenberg; www.templeisr aelofhcfl.org.Temple Israel is a R eform Temple that promotes the e nduring and fundamental princip les of Judaism. Through prayer, s tudy and friendship we strive to e nrich our lives and insure Jewish c ontinuity in Highlands County. F riday Evening Erev Shabbat S ervice, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday M orning Shabbat Minyon Service, 9 :30 a.m.; Saturday Morning Torah S tudy, 10:30 a.m.; Saturday A fternoon Shabbat Study, 3:30 p .m.; Havdallah, 5 p.m. On the foll owing dates: Oct. 1-2, Simchat T orah; Oct. 14-15, Oct. 29-30, Nov. 1 2-13, Nov. 26-27, Dec. 10-11, D ec. 24-25, Jan. 7-8, Jan. 21-22, F eb. 4-5, Feb. 18-19. Every T hursday will be Hebrew and Bible c lasses with Howard Salles, 12:304 :30 p.m. LUTHERAN Atonement Lutheran Church (ELCA), 1178 S.E. Lakeview Drive., Sebring. David Thoresen, Deacon, Spiritual Leader. Jim Helwig, organist/choir director. Worship service at 9:30 a.m.; Holy Eucharist is every Sunday. Coffee hour on the first and third Sunday of each month. Council meeting on the first Monday of month; Ladies Group WELCAmeets at noon second Monday of month with lunch. Bring a dish to pass. Church Vegetable Garden Club meets as needed. Labyrinth Prayer Garden open seven days a week to congretation and community. Like to sing? Come join the choir. Visitors always welcome. Come grow with us. Phone 385-0797. Christ Lutheran Church Avon Park, 1320 County Road 64, 1/2 mile east of Avon Park High School. Sunday Divine Worship is at 10 a.m. Holy Communion is celebrated every week with traditional Lutheran Liturgy, hymns and songs of praise. Fellowship time with coffee and refreshments follows worship. Come worship and fellowship with us. For information call Pastor Scott McLean at 471-2663 or seechristlutheranavonpark.org. Faith Lutheran Church LCMS, 2740Lakeview Drive, Sebring. Church phone: 385-7848, Faith Child Development Center, 385-3232. Gary Kindle, Pastor; Lea Ann Curry, Parish Nurse. Worship services: 8 a.m. Sunday; Sunday school for children and adult Bible classes is 9:15 a.m.; and Praise worship service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Communion is served the first and third and fifth Sunday of the month. Sunday worship service is broadcast on WITS 1340 AM at 8 a.m. each Sunday. Educational opportunities include weekly adult Bible studies. Faiths Closet Thrift Store (385-2782) is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. All are warmly welcome in the Family of Faith. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (AALC) American Association of Lutheran Churches, 4348 Schumacher Road, Sebring, one mile west of Wal-Mart. James Weed, pastor. Worship Service, 9 a.m. Sunday. Bible Study, 11 a.m. Nursery provided. Social activities: Choir, Missions, Evangelism. Phone 3851163. New Life Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3725 Hammock Road, a Congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod (ELS) in fellowship with the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS). Sunday Worship at 10 a.m.; Bible Study, 9 a.m. For more information, call Pastor Brian Klebig at 385-2293 or visit the Web site at www.newlife sebring.com. ResurrectionLutheran Church ELCA, 324 E. Main St., Avon Park. Pastor: Rev. John C. Grodzinski. Early Sunday service, 8 a.., Sunday school at 9:10 a.m. and the second service at 10:30 a.m. Coffee and fellowship hour follow the service. Midweek Fragrance Free Wednesday worship, (year round) 7 p.m. Office phone number is 453-6858. Trinity Lutheran Church LCMS, 25 Lakeview St., Lake Placid, FL33852; 465-5253. The Rev. Richard A. Norris, pastor; and Noel Johnson, youth and family life. Worship schedule for December through Easter: Worship service 8 and 11 a.m.; Communion services, first and third Sundays; (Childrens Church, 11 a.m. only); and Education Hour, 9:30 a.m. Worship schedule for summer through fall: Worship service, 9 a.m.; Communion services, first and third Sundays; Education Hour 10:30 a.m. Additional services: Lent and Advent season, 6 p.m.; Maundy Thursday and Good Friday, 7 p.m.; Easter Sunday, 7 and 10 a.m.; Christmas Eve, 7 p.m.; Christmas Day, 10 a.m.; Thanksgiving Eve, Wednesday, 7 p.m. Fellowship activities: Youth Group, Senior Citizens, Younger Side Adults, Ladies Missionary League, Ladies Guild, Small group studies as scheduled. Music: Choir and hand chimes. Trinity Tots Preschool (3-5 years old): 8:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. License: C14H10020: Susan Norris, director. Visit us online at: www.vchurches.com/trinitylutheranlp. NON-DENOMINATIONAL Bible Fellowship Church, 3750 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872. Sunday: American Sign Language: First Worship sermon, songs signed first and second Worship services. First Worship service, 9 a.m.; Second Worship service, 10:45 a.m. Nursery (up to 2 years old) and Sunday school classes both hours. BFC Youth, 6 p.m.; Evening Service, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday: Children, ages 4 years to fifth grade, 6 p.m.; Youth, 6-7:30 p.m.; Prayer time, 6:15 p.m. Todd Patterson, pastor; Andy McQuaid, associate pastor. Church office 385-1024. Calvary Church, 1825 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872; 386-4900. An independent community church. Sunday morning worship, 10 a.m.; Bible study, 11:15 a.m.; Sunday evening worship, 6 p.m. Youth group meets at 5 p.m. Friday. Pastor Lester Osbeck. Asmall friendly church waiting for your visit. Christian Training Ministries Inc., on Sebring Parkway. Enter off County Road 17 on Simpson Avenue. Sunday service is at 10 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m. Anursery and childrens church are provided. The church is part of Christian International Ministries Network, a full gospel, non-denominational ministry. Linda M. Downing, minister: Phone, 3149195, lindadowning@live.com.Casey L. Downing, associate minister: Phone, 385-8171, caseydown ing@hotmail.com. Web site is www.christiantrainingministries.net Grace Bible Church, 4541 Thunderbird Road, (second church on left) Sebring, FL33872. Phone, 382-1085. Andrew Katsanis, senior pastor. Saturday Worship, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, 9 and 11 a.m. Tuesday 6 p.m. Grace Bible Academy Adult Investigating Truth; first and third Tuesday, Prayer Gathering, 7:15 p.m.; Wednesday, Childrens & Youth Programs, 6 p.m.; Wednesday, 8:30 p.m., College Ministry.www.GBCconnected.org Highlands Community Church a casual contemporary church, meets at 3005 New Life Way. Coffee at 9:30 a.m.; Worship at 10 a.m. Nursery and Kids World classes. Small groups meet throughout the week. Church phone is 402-1684; Pastor Bruce A. Linhart. Union Congregational Church 106 N. Butler Ave., Avon Park, FL 33825. Sunday worship services are at 7:45 a.m. (informal), 9:15 a.m. (traditional) and 10:45 a.m. (contemporary) in the main sanctuary. Sunday school for all ages is at 9:15 a.m. We also offer Wednesday and Saturday services at 6;15 a.m. and 6 p.m., respectively. Nursery/child care is available for all services. Senior Pastor is Bill Breylinger. Office: 453-3345. Web page at www.weareunion.org. All teachings are taken from the Manufacturers Handbook The Holy Bible. Come join us. Unity Life Enrichment Centre, new location, 10417 Orange Blossom Blvd. S., Sebring, FL 33875; 471-1122; e-mail unity@vistanet.net. Web site, www.unityofsebring.org. 10:30 a.m. Sunday Celebration Service, Nursery and Childrens Church. Weekly Classes, Christian Bookstore and Cafe, Prayer Ministry, Life Enrichment Groups. Rev. Andrew C. Conyer, senior minister transforming lives from ordinary to extraordinary. The Way Church, 1005 N. Ridgewood Drive, Sebring. Sunday school and worship service at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Youth activities, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays. The Way is a church family who gathers for contemporary worship, teaching of Gods Word, prayer and fellowship. Come early and stay after for fellowship time. Child care and childrens church are provided. Reinhold Buxbaum is pastor. The Way Aplace for you. Office Phone:471-6140, Church Cell Phone:381-6190. Email: theway church@hotmail.com. Web site:www.TheWayChurch.org PRESBYTERIAN Covenant Presbyterian Church (PCA), 4500 Sun N Lake Blvd., Sebring, 33872-2113. A Congregation of the Presbyterian Church in America. Worship services: Sunday morning worship, informal, 8 a.m.; regular, 10:30 a.m. Sunday School, 9:15 a.m.; Sunday evening, 6:30 p.m.; Wednesday evening Prayer Meeting, 6 p.m.; Youth Group and Kids Quest, 5:307 p.m.; choir practice, 7:15 p.m. Phone: 385-3234; Fax: 385-2759; e-mail: covpres@strato.net; Web site: www.cpcsebring.org. Rev. W. Darrell Arnold, pastor. Office hours: 8:30-11:30 a.m. Monday through Thursday. First Presbyterian Church ARP, 215 E. Circle St., (two entrances on LaGrande), Avon Park, FL33825. Phone: 453-3242. The Rev. Robert Johnson is the pastor. Sunday School, 9:15 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study, 10:30 a.m.; Potluck dinner, 6 p.m. third Wednesday; choir practice, 6:30 p.m. each Wednesday; Esther and Mary Circles business meeting, 3:30 p.m. third Thursday; Sarah Circle business meeting, 7 p.m. second Tuesday; Womens Ministries Combined Bible study, 4 p.m. third Thursday; Family Movie, 4 p.m. third Sunday. Be a part of a warm, caring church family with traditional services, following biblical truth. First Presbyterian Church, ARP, 319 Poinsettia Ave., Sebring, FL33870. 385-0107. Sunday School, all ages, 9:30 a.m.; Worship Service, 11 a.m.; Tuesday: Youth Group, 6-7:30 p.m.; Senior High Youth Group, 6:30-8:15 p.m. Wednesday: Adult Bible Study, 10:30 a.m.; choir rehearsal, 5:30 p.m. Nursery available for Sunday worship. Call the church office for more information and other classes. Rev. Darrell A. Peer, pastor. Gayle Sparks, director of youth ministry. First Presbyterian Church, ARP, www.fpclp.com,118 N. Oak Ave., Lake Placid, 465-2742. The Rev. Ray Cameron, senior pastor; the Rev. Drew Severance, associate pastor. Sunday morning traditional worship is at 8:15 and 9:30 a.m.; and contemporary worship is at 11 a.m. in Friendship Hall. Avariety of Sunday school classes for adults and children are at 9:45 and 11 a.m. in the educational building. Call the church office for more information about the classes offered. Nursery is provided for babies and toddlers; while young children up to second grade have a special Childrens Church offered during the worship service to help them grow in their spiritual knowledge. Spring Lake Presbyterian Church (USA), 5887 U.S. 98, Sebring, FL33876. Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Worship Service, 10 a.m. Session meets at 6:30 p.m. the second Thursday of the month, September throughJune. Board of Deacons meet at 5:30 p.m. first Monday of the month. Choir rehearses at 7 p.m. each Wednesday, September through April. Presbyterian Women meet at 10 a.m. the third Thursday of the month. Organist: Richard Wedig. Choir Director: Suzan Wedig. Church phone, 655-0713; e-mail,springlakepc@embarqmail.com,Web site, http://slpc.presbychurch.org. SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST Avon Park Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1410 West Avon Blvd., AvonPark. Phone: 453-6641 or e-mail: avonparksda@embarqmail.com,Sabbath School, 9:30 a.m Saturday. Church Service 10:45 a.m. Saturday. Wednesday prayer meeting 7 p.m. Community Service hours on Tuesday and Thursday is from 9:00 a.m. till 2 p.m. Asale takes place the first Sunday of each month. Senior Pastor Paul Boling; and Associate Pastor Kameron DeVasher. Walker Memorial Academy Christian School offering education for kindergarten through 12th grades. ALLARE WELCOME. Website is www.discoverjesus.org Sebring Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 2106 N. State Road 17, Sebring; 385-2438. Worship Services: 9:15 a.m. Worship hour, 11 a.m. Prayer meeting, Tuesday, 7:15 p.m. Community service: every Monday 9-11 a.m. Health Seminar with Dr. Seralde, every Friday, 10:00 a.m. Pastor Amado Luzbet. THE CHURCH OF LATTER DAY SAINTS The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 3235 Grand Prix Drive, Sebring, FL33870. Phone: 382-9092. Dale Bargar, bishop; David Ward, first counselor; and Steve Austin, second counselor. Family History Center: 3821822. Sunday services: Sacrament meeting, 10 a.m.; Sunday school, 11:20 a.m.; and Priesthood/Relief Society, 12 p.m. Primary for children, 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. Youth activities from 7-8:20 p.m. Wednesday: 11-year-old Scouts, 78:20 p.m. first and third Wednesday; and activity days for 8-11 year old boys and girls from 78:20 p.m. second and fourth Wednesday. THE SALVATION ARMY The Salvation Army Center for Worship. Sunday: Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.; Holiness meeting, 11 a.m.; and Praise meeting and lunch, noon. Tuesday: Bible study, 6:30 p.m.; and Women s Ministries, 7 p.m. Wednesda y: Youth Ministries, 4 p.m. All mee tings are at 120 N. Ridgewood Ave ., Sebring. For more information, vis it the Web site www.salvationarm ysebring.com or call Major Bruc e Stefanik at 385-7548, ext. 110. UNITED METHODIST First United Methodist Church 105 S. Pine St., Sebring,FL3387 0. The Rev. A.C. Bryant, pasto r. Traditional Worship Service at 8:1 0 and 10:50 a.m. in the sanctuar y, Contemporary Worship in the FL C at 9:30 a.m. Sunday School at 9:3 0 and 10:30 a.m. Methodist You th Fellowship at 5:30 p.m. Sunday s with Rick Heilig, youth directo r. The 10:55 a.m. Sunday worsh ip service is broadcast over WIT S 1340 on AM dial. There is a nurse ry available at all services. First United Methodist Church 200 South Lake Avenue, Avo n Park, FL33825. (863) 453-3759, R James Weiss, Pastor, Summe r Schedule, Sunday School 9:0 0 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m. Memorial United Methodis t Church, 500 Kent Ave., (overloo king Lake Clay) Lake Placid, F L, 33852. The Rev. Fred Ball. pasto r. Claude H.L. Burnett, pastor al assistant. Sunday schedul e: Heritage Worship Service, 8:3 0 a.m. (October-May only); Scho ol School for all ages, 9:30 a.m .; Celebration Worship Service at 10:45 a.m.; New Song worsh ip service at 10:45 a.m. Loving nur sery care provided every Sunda y morning. Youth Fellowship, 5 p.m Bible Fellowship Class, 6 p.m (October-May only). We offe r Christ-centered Sunday scho ol classes, youth programs, Bib le studies, book studies and Christia n fellowship. We are a congregatio n that want to know Christ and mak e Him known. Call the church offic e at 465-2422 or check out ou r church Web site at www.memo rialumc.com. St. John United Methodis t Church, 3214 Grand Prix Driv e, Sebring, FL33872. The Re v. Ronald De Genaro Jr., Pasto r. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Sunda y Morning Worship, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m and 11 a.m. Nursery provided for a ll services. Phone 382-173 6. www.stjohnsebring.org Spring Lake United Methodis t Church, 8170 Cozumel Lan e, (Hwy 98) Sebring. The Rev. Clyd e Weaver Jr., Pastor. Worship ser vice starts at 9:55 a.m. Bible Stud y meets at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesda y. Choir Practice at 4:00 p.m. o n Thursday. Church office phon e: 655-0040. UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST Emmanuel United Church o f Christ, where God is still speaking. 3115 Hope Street, Sebring, F L 33875 (1.8 miles west of U.S. 2 7 and Hammock Road). Sunday wo rship, 9:30 a.m.; Communion wi th worship first Sunday of mont h; Chapel Communion, 8:45 a.m. a ll other Sundays. All are welcome to receive the sacrament. For mor e information, call the church office at 471-1999 or e-mail eucc@ea rth link.net or check theWeb si te sebringemmanuelucc.com. N o matter who you are or where yo u are on lifes journey, youre we lcome here.PLACESTOWORSHIP Listen Here, Listen Here. Maxine Johnson, adult t eacher, continues the study o f David in II Samuel chapt er 7 in which God makes a p romise to David. David w ishes to keep Gods promi ses and put aside his pers onal ambitions. Wendy G arcia teaches the youth c lass and discusses issues of t oday and how the Bible i nstructs us. Today, members are asked t o bring food for the Church S ervice Center. The W omens Ministries is also c ollecting new toys and new c lothing for children to be d onated to the center also. Y outh Group Band meets at 5 p.m. with Youth Group foll owing at 6 p.m. On Wednesday, Bible s tudy will be led by the past or who will continue the s tudy of Revelation. The Deacons meet at 6 p .m. Thursday. The church is at 215 E. Circle St. (with two entrances on Lagrande Street). For more information, call the church office at 453-3242.First Presbyterian Church, ELCASEBRING Be Prepared is the title of Sunday mornings message given by the Rev. Darrell A. Peer. Youth Group and Christmas caroling will be at 4 p.m. Tuesday. Meet in fellowship hall. Pick up from Sebring High School and Sebring Middle School will be available. Upon returning from caroling, dinner will be served. Vision Committee meets at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday in the office. Choir rehearsal is at 5:30 p.m. in the adult classroom. Saturday, Dec. 11 is Movie and Dinner Night at 5 p.m. in fellowship hall. Bring a covered dish and snack to share. Meat entre provided. Feature movie is Polar Express.First United Methodist Church of SebringSEBRING This second Sunday of Advent, the Rev. A.C. Bryant will bring the message in the two traditional services and the contemporary service. National Christian recording artist Brian Arner will present a concert in the sanctuary at 6:30 p.m. Saturday. Acovered dish dinner will precede the concert at 5 p.m. The United Methodist Women are sponsoring a Christmas Tea at 1 p.m. Tuesday. Everyone is invited to attend. Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. the Growing with God family night continues in the Family Life Center. The church is downtown at 126 S. Pine St.. Visit the Web site at www.sebringfirstumc.com. Call the church office for information at 385-5184.Grace Pointe MinistriesSEBRING Grace Pointe Ministries is at 200 Lark Ave., Sebring Hills Association Clubhouse. Home Bible Study on Tuesday has Pastor Ron Zimmer continuing the study The Future Revealed. Whats on the Revelation timeline? Class provided for the children on Books of the Bible. Call 447-3431 for directions. Freedom is now airing on WIPC, 1280 AM. Live upstream is available www.gracepointeministries. net. Heartland Christian ChurchSEBRING Sunday, Dec. 12 the Heartland Singers present the Christmas musical, Ill Be Home For Christmas. ACommunion and candle light service will be on Friday, Dec. 24 at 7 p.m. Walt Malinowski will sing Little Drummer Boy and the Heartland Singers will sing Go Light Your World during the Praise and Worship Service. Pastor Ted Moores sermon this week will be Christmas Time Again with Scripture from Matthew 2:1-12. The church is at 2705 Alternate Route 17 South in Sebring (behind Publix). Look for the lighthouse.Memorial United Methodist ChurchLAKE PLACID Pastor Fred Ball will preach at the Heritage (Traditional) and Celebration (Blended) Worship Services in the Sanctuary. Pastoral Assistant Claude Burnett will preach at the New Song Contemporary Worship Service in Rob Reynolds Fellowship Hall. They will both preach another lesson in the Advent Series on Christmas Time and Emotional Health called Time to Ponder using the Scriptures Psalm 46 and Luke 2:8-20. No youth or Bible fellow ship class are planned for this week. The church is at 500 Ken t Ave. Call 465-2422.Parkway Free Will Baptist ChurchSEBRING The Sunda y morning lesson, Receiving Comfort and Strength, is taken from the 40th chapter of Isaiah. Pastor Jim Scagg s will bring the message in th e Sunday morning and evenin g services.Resurrection Lutheran ChurchAVON PARK On the Second Sunday of Advent, the pastors sermon will be Continued from page 9B RELIGION Church News Continued on page 10B

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Stay downtown after the Christmas ParadeLAKE PLACID Members of the First Presbyterian Church are asking residents to stay downtown after the Dec. 11 Christmas parade for a free Coffee House set up in Friendship Hall. There will be specialty coffees, homemade desserts, and Christmas music. All adults, youth, and children are invited The church is at 117 N. Oak Ave. For more information, call the church office at 4652742.Saint James Parish celebrates RitesLAKE PLACID The Parish of Saint James Catholic Church in Lake Placid recently celebrated the combined Rites of Acceptance and Welcoming. The Rites were for adults who have decided to become members of the Catholic church. Pastor, Father Michael Cannon was the presider. Both Rites took place during the celebration of Mass on the Feast of Christ the King. This is a major step for an adult who desires to become Catholic. In the beginning of the Rite, the sponsors introduced their candidates to the community of St. James. Following their introduction, the candidates individually accepted the Gospel and each were signed with the Cross (on their forehead). Finally the candidates were blessed by the parish community. It was with great joy that the community accepted the candidates and welcomed them. The community also declared its commitment to assist the candidates to find and follow Christ. The next Rite to be celebrated will be the Rite of the Elect.Church of Redeemer has big saleAVON PARK Church of the Redeemer in Avon Park (across from Wells Motors) is having a two-for-theprice-of-one clothing sale at the Thrift Store this Saturday. The Thrift Store is open from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday. Drop in and check out the bargains.Spring Lake church has craft bazaarSEBRING Annual Craft Bazaar and Cookie Walk will be from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Spring Lake United Methodist Church, 8170 Cozumel Lane (off U.S. 98, one-fourth mile east of hardware store). The Cookie Walk will feature home baked cookies (you fill the container with the cookies you prefer); candy and other sweets; baked goods (breads, brownies and more). Breakfast and lunch will be served.Ward Christmas Party is SaturdaySEBRING The Sebring Ward of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints will have the Ward Christmas party Saturday. Dinner will be served promptly at 6 p.m. and those offering to bring salads and desserts are requested to have them at the church by 5:30 p.m. Aprogram will follow from 7:30-9 p.m. The Family History Center hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday. The public is invited to use the facilities and attendants are there to assist.Auction benefits study trip to IsraelSEBRING Abenefit auction will be at 6 p.m. Saturday at Dees Place Restaurant, 138 N. Ridgewood Drive. Proceeds benefit an Israel study trip. For more information, call 471-2228.The Child to be presented at Church of NazareneLAKE PLACID The Lake Placid Church of the Nazarene, 512 W. Interlake Blvd., will present The Child at 6 p.m. Sunday. This is a documentary that explores the current state of parental rights in America. All are welcome to this free showing released this month. For more information, call 659-4541.Griefshare meets at First Presbyterian ChurchLAKE PLACID Grief Recovery Support Group Griefshare is a weekly seminar and support group for people who are grieving the death of someone close to them. Griefshare Seminar/Support Group meets from 9:30-11 a.m. from Dec. 5 through Feb. 28 in the church library of First Presbyterian Church, 118 N. Oak Ave. Winter registration is $20 (scholarships available). Call 699-0132 for more information. Child care provided for babies and toddlers. Youth ministry up to fifth grade.Spirit of Life Ministries hosts revivalSEBRING Weve Got the Power is the theme of the revival from Dec. 5-8, with guest speaker Dr. Larry Beam Sr. of Augusta, Ga. Service times are 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday, and 7 p.m. Monday through Wednesday. Expect healings, deliverance and salvations at Spirit of Life Ministries, 1548 Lakeview Drive (in the Towne Square Shopping Center. Beam is a pastor and author of Mercy Rewrote My Life. Hear how Gods mercy took a man from prison to the pulpit. Enjoy anointed music from his album Promises. For more information, ca ll 382-2143 or 402-0219.Fifth Evening in Prophecy set for HomersSEBRING The Fifth Evening in Prophecy will b e held at Homers at 6:30 p.m Monday, Dec. 6. Pastor Reinhold Buxbaum and Pastor Eugene Haas will share prophecy and todays events as they relate to the last times. Enter the right side door. Beverages are provided.Singing Christmas Tree at First Baptist ChurchSEBRING The Singing Christmas Tree will perform at First Baptis t Church of Sebring at 7 p.m Thursday through Sunday, Dec. 9-12. Free tickets are available now, so reserve seats early. Call 385-5154 or visit th e office at 200 E. Center Ave Food drive, cookie swap benefit church membersLORIDA AFood Driv e and Cookie Swap Benefit will be held for Veronica Ellerbee and Cody Johns from 2-6 p.m. Saturday, De c. 11 at Lorida Church of God Prophecy. They are in need of help through these tough times with medical expenses for surgery they are both about to undergo. There will be raffle tickets and a silent auction. Abowl of chili and a drink will be sold for $3. For more information, ca ll Sara Etta Johns at 214-1767 Brenda Manus at 655-4722 or Bonnie Boney at 6550784. Page 10BNews-SunFriday, December 3, 2010www.newssun.com 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 b ased on the third chapter of M ark. At the early morning s ervice, Bob Theil will be t he Worship assistant, Ed M osser will be the C ommunion assistant and t he lector will be Joan M eier. At the mid-morning servi ce, Paul Willcox will be the W orship assistant, Sonia A ltman will be the C ommunion assistant, Jan L indahl will be the lector a nd Nicholas McGinnis will b e the acolyte. The Busy Bodies will m eet on Monday at 9 a.m. T he Congregational Care C ommittee will meet at 10 a .m., WELCAwill meet at 1 p .m. and Worship & Music C ommittee will meet at 3 p .m. Tuesday. The Advent W orship Service will begin a t 11 a.m. Wednesday, the N omads will meet at Yiannis a t 5 p.m. for their monthly d inner and the evening A dvent Fragrance Free W orship Service will begin a t 7 p.m. The Joy Gathering m eets at 2 p.m. Thursday f ollowed by choir practice at 3 :30 p.m. The Vision Team m eeting will be Friday at 2 p .m., followed by Bocce B all at 7 p.m. in Burke Hall o n Friday.St. John United Methodist ChurchSEBRING On Sunday m orning, the Rev. Ronald De G enaro Jr. will begin a new s ermon series titled ALifeG iving Christmas. Sundays t opic is Peace taken from Matthew 3:11-12. The Mens Prayer and Fellowship Breakfast will meet at 7:45 a.m. in fellowship hall. Youth group meets Wednesday evening. On Thursday, the Over Eaters Anonymous will meet in the Educational Building.Sebring Church of the BrethrenSEBRING Pastor Keith Simmons will be on vacation. The guest preacher will be the Rev. Wendell Bohrer. At 9 a.m., Sunday school will be led by the Rev. Wendell Bohrer and will meet in the Fidelis Room. They will be studying The Highway For God. They will also be looking at the Scripture Isaiah 40:1-31.Southside Baptist ChurchSEBRING The church will host an open house during the Christmas Parade starting at 7 p.m. In the Sunday morning worship service the Rev. David Altman will start a Christmas series. Marilyn Percy will sing a solo and Helen Wing will play a piano solo. Childrens church and a nursery are available. The Awana clubs will meet at 5:30 p.m. The pastor will speak on the Christmas series in the Sunday evening worship service. Stephanie Snyder will sing a solo. Adult Bible study and prayer meeting begins at 7 p.m. Wednesday with Don Hall and the study of Elijah. The church is at 379 S. Commerce Ave. For information call 385-0752.Spring Lake Presbyterian ChurchSEBRING Finding Spiritual Peace is the title of Sunday mornings sermon, taken from Matthew 3:1-12, given by the Rev. Barbara Laucks.Spring Lake United Methodist ChurchSEBRING Spring Lake United Methodist Church, 8170 Cozumel Lane, will have its annual Church Bazaar and Cookie Walk from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Breakfast and lunch will be served. The pastor's sermon will be Jesus, Gods Beloved Son. Holy Communion will be celebrated. Reader/candlelighter for the second Sunday of Advent will be Velma Lockett and Jewell Weaver.The Way ChurchSEBRING Pastor Reinhold Buxbaums message will center on the Second Sunday in Advent. Monday will be the Fifth Evening in Prophecy at Homers Restaurant at 6:30 p.m. with Buxbaum and Pastor Eugene Haas. The Way Church is at 1005 N. Ridgewood Drive. The church phone is 4716140.The pastors cell is 214-6190. For church information and the pastors messages go to www.thewaychurch.org. Continued from page 9B RELIGION Church News Special to the News-SunAVON PARK Acoustic singer/songw riter Zach Heston will play a benefit to h elp migrant farmworkers on Saturday e vening, Dec. 11 at the Crossroads C ommunity Church at 114 S. Central Ave. T he music will begin at 7 p.m. Proceeds f rom the benefit will go to the Aurora Vidal a nd Gurrin Co. Memorial Fund of the H arvest of Hope Foundation. This fund was e stablished by Maritza Licea of Davenport i n memory of her grandmothers and the f und supports scholarships for children of m igrant farmworkers in Florida. Born and raised in Sebring, Heston starte d playing guitar at the age of 14 and gradu ated from the Atlanta Institute of Music in 2 008. He moved to Nashville but returned h ome after losing all his belongings in the N ashville flood of this year. He is currently l eading worship on Sunday nights at the C rossroads Community Church while still p laying and recording music. Hestons m usic can be described as Christian cont emporary. Heston is playing to help struggling migrant families to achieve their aspirations and to share the love of Christ through music in the process. Since 1997, the Harvest of Hope Foundation, based in Gainesville, has distributed more than $844,000 in emergency and educational aid to migrant farmworkers and families across the country. Assistance has been provided for medical services, car repairs due to breakdowns, gas, tires, bus tickets, housing, rent, utility payments, clothing, food, funeral expenses and scholarships for children of migrant farmworkers attending college. Suggested donation for the benefit is $5. Refreshments and baked goods will be provided. For more information, contact: Philip Kellerman, President, Harvest of Hope Foundation; www.harvestofhope.net; telephone (352) 372-1312, phil@harvestofhope.net; Zach Heston, telephone 273-0465 or metalzach@live.com; or Maritza Licea, telephone (321) 443-4338. Zach Heston to play for Florida Migrant Farmworkers Dec. 11 Snapshots Ive written several artic les about prayer lately w ith good reason. God p romises us so much. There a re so many promises it w ould take months to disc uss them all. I believe m ost Christians live well b elow the level of power a ccessible to us. Philippians 4:19 says, But my God shall supply a ll of your needs according t o His riches in glory by C hrist Jesus. He owns e verything so there is a bsolutely nothing He cann ot do for you. Its a promi se. You may not get everyt hing you want, but you w ill have everything you n eed. Matthew 6:25-34 tells us n ot to worry about what we w ill eat, or what we will w ear. God takes care of the s parrows and clothes the g rass with flowers, even though they will wither and die. If God cares so much about the birds and the grass, how much more does He care about you? Verse 33 says, Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness; and all these things will be added unto you. Did you catch the condition? Seek God and His righteousness first. Then you will have what you need. Matthew 7:7-11 says, Ask and ye shall receive; seek and ye shall find; knock and it shall be opened unto you: for everyone that asks receives; and he that seeks finds; and to him that knocks it shall be opened. Or what man is there of you, whom if his son asks for bread, will he give him a stone? Or if he ask for a fish, will he give him a serpent? If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to them that ask Him? There are many more promises. Check them out. Seek for them as you would for lost treasure. Arelationship with God through Jesus Christ is the best treasure anyone could have. The closer you are to God, the more He blesses your life. It may not be in wealth or material possessions. It is more likely to be a joyful spirit that attracts friends and gives you a peace that passes understanding. Aleta Kay can be reached at themarriagementor@yahoo.com The power of prayer The Marriage Mentor Aleta Kay RELIGION NEWSGUIDELINES: The News-Sunpublishes religion news on Fridays. The submission deadline is 5 p.m. Monday to be considered for publication in the following Fridays paper. Submit items to the News-Sunsfrom 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays; fax to 385-2453; send e-mail to editor@newssun.com; or mail to Lifestyle Editor,News-Sun,2227 U.S. 27 South,Sebring,FL 33870. For information,call 385-6155,ext. 516. The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN

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B y CHRISTYLEMIRE A PMovie CriticBlack Swan is at once g orgeous and gloriously n utso, a trippy, twisted fant asy that delights and dist urbs in equal measure. Darren Aronofsky takes t he same stripped-down fasc ination with, and appreciat ion for, the minutiae of p reparation that he brought t o his Oscar-nominated The W restler the best film of 2 008, according to yours t ruly and applies it to the p ursuit of a different kind of a rtistry: ballet. All the intim ate, behind-the-scenes m oments are there, the matt er-of-fact glimpses of the t ricks that go into the perf ormance as well as the toll t his demanding activity takes o n the body. But then the director m ixes in a wildly hallucinat ory flair as Black Swan e nters darker psychological t erritory. Working with his f requent cinematographer, M atthew Libatique, and i ncorporating some dazzling v isual effects, Aronofsky s pins a nightmare scenario w ithin a seemingly gentle, p ristine world. The camera s woops and swoons, making u s feel as off-kilter as the f ilms tormented heroine. T he visions and dreams soar s eriously over-the-top at t imes, but always knowingly s o, and with great style; Black Swan wallows in its g randiosity, and if youre w illing to go along with it, y oull find yourself wowed b y one of the best films of t he year. Natalie Portman gives it h er all, physically and ment ally, in a brave and demandi ng performance as Nina, a d riven New York City baller ina who has zero life outs ide of dance. Portman had s tudied ballet growing up, b ut Black Swan required a g rueling regimen of training f ive hours a day, everyday, f or 10 months before prod uction even began. Innocently enduring a s heltered existence with her s mothering mother, Erica (a d eeply creepy Barbara H ershey), a former ballet d ancer herself now living v icariously through her d aughter, Nina is stuck in a state of arrested development. Shes immensely talented and dedicated but still a child inside, as evidenced by the fluffy stuffed bunnies that populate her girly-pink bedroom, and the way her mommy still tucks her in at night. When it comes time to stage a bold, new production of Swan Lake, the companys artistic director (a skeevy and manipulative Vincent Cassel) thinks Nina is perfect to play the White Swan. But he needs a dancer who also can portray the fierce sexuality of the Black Swan. Enter Lily (Mila Kunis), a savvy and confident newcomer who represents Ninas biggest threat to getting the lead role. So yes, the script from Mark Heyman and Andres Heinz and John McLaughlin does have its obvious influences The Red Shoes, The Turning Point and All About Eve among them and yet Black Swan emerges as a fascinating entity all its own. Nina snags the part, with Lily as her understudy. The two women dont exactly become friends but achieve a sort of competitive symbiosis; the deeper Nina gets into rehearsals, the more she sees Lily in her mind, both as a frightening force and as the kind of woman shed like to be. The fact that Portman and Kunis resemble each other in features and stature greatly enhances this effect and yes, the hotly anticipated love scene between the two is indeed hot. But Nina also sees her body transforming, morphing grotesquely as she finds both the white and black swans within herself, with the romantic but rough ballet costumes from the fashion designers known as Rodarte almost becoming an extension of her body. Or does she? By blending realism with fantastical elements, Aronofsky continuously keeps us guessing as to whats actually happening and whats a figment of Ninas imagination. One things for certain, though: Black Swan will leave you feeling stunned as you leave the theater. And humming Tchaikovsky.Love & Other Drugs Despite its dramatic pretenses and far racier sex scenes than the typical studio romance, Jake Gyllenhaal and Anne Hathaways latest is as predictable and sappy as any other run-of-the-mill Hollywood love story. Gyllenhaal and Hathaway, who co-starred as an unhappily married couple in Brokeback Mountain, this time play the bumpy romance between a hotshot pharmaceutical salesman and a woman with early onset Parkinsons disease. Co-written by director Edward Zwick, the screenplay shoves the two together awkwardly and keeps them coming back together even more awkwardly undermining the easy, genuine sense of affection and passion the stars manage. But awkwardness seems to have been there from the start in adapting Jamie Reidys book Hard Sell: The Evolution of a Viagra Salesman, which was not a romance at all. While Gyllenhaals character is inspired by Reidy, Hathaways is a complete fabrication a love interest dreamed up so the filmmakers could have a love interest. R for strong sexual content, nudity, pervasive language and some drug content. 112 minutes. Two stars out of four.TangledFor Walt Disneys 50th animated feature, the company went to the well: a Grimm fairy tale. Theyve long been in Disneys wheelhouse, and here, Rapunzel gets the modernization treatment, complete with 3-D rendering, digital animation and a slacker rogue in place of the traditional knight. Most of the dependable Disney trappings are here: crisp animation by Glen Keane, songs by Alan Menken, celebrity voice work. Rapunzel (Mandy Moore) and her flip savior Flynn Rider (Zachary Levi) are flat, but as the manipulative, passive-aggressive Mother Gothel, who locks Rapunzel and her 70 feet of blonde hair away in a tower, Broadway veteran Donna Murphy is excellent. Dan Fogelmans script gets the story out of the tower and on the road, where the wideeyed Rapunzel takes in the world, include a tavern full of theatrical thugs and moments of budding romance. Gamely toting around her long trail of hair, she uses it inventively, like an Indiana Jones with a built-in whip. Its all an overt, sometimes grating attempt for Disney magic. But while its not in the league of Disneys best, its still a sturdy, pleasant execution by the animation machine, which proves resilient yet again. PG for brief mild violence. 104 minutes. Two and a half stars out of four. www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, December 3, 2010Page 11B FASTER R(The Rock)2:00 4:30 7:00 9:30UNSTOPPABLEPG13(Denzel Washington,Rosario Dawson)2:00 4:30 7:00 9:30MORNING GLORYPG13(Rachel McAdams,Harrison Ford)2:00 4:30 7:00 9:30DUE DATERRobert Downey Jr.,Zack Galafinakis)2:15 4:15 7:15 9:15FOR COLOREDR GIRLS(Janet Jackson,Whoopi Goldberg)2:00 5:00 8:00RED PG13(Bruce Willis,John Malkovich)2:00 4:30 7:00 9:30 The NewFAIRMOUNTCINEMA63750 US 27 N. Sebring NOW SHOWINGFriday 11/26 Thursday 12/16 Suick CinemasInformation 385-9980 Office 385-9908New Dolby Digital SoundAll Seats $6.00for Matinee OPENING DECEMBER 17TH HOW DO YOU KNOW DIVERSIONS DearAbby: My boyfriends father is very odd socially. If there is a line, he will unknowingly cross it. He has no sense of what is appropriate when it comes to personal space, and his only friends are teenagers. His wife and two grown children are constantly upset with his bizarre behavior, but dare not bring it up with him for fear of hurting his feelings. As a health care worker, I suspect he has Aspergers syndrome, for which behavioral treatment is available. Must I just ignore this mans odd conduct as well? Or should I speak with my boyfriend about my suspicions in order to get his father help? New Doctor in New England DearNew Doctor: Of course you should discuss this with your boyfriend. To do so would be a kindness. Whether his father is open to therapy is not assured but if hes intelligent, he must be aware that he doesnt fit in with his contemporaries, and he may accept help if it is offered. DearAbby: As we head toward Christmas, would you remind people to please treat others as they, themselves, would want to be treated? I work in retail, and its amazing how many customers are rude. They dont acknowledge us, theyll talk on their cell phone throughout transactions and become angry at us if something beyond our control goes wrong. If we were to treat them this way, they would surely file a complaint against us. Abby, can you remind folks to remember what the reason for the season is, and to act toward others with kindness, patience and respect no matter what? Mindful in Fairbanks DearMindful: There is something about Christmas that can turn the most angelic individuals into gremlins. And that something is the pressure to buy, buy, buy accumulating debt that cant be repaid for months or even longer. Add to that, no place to park and long lines in understaffed mall s, and the joy of the seaso n can curdle into frustration But readers, please han g onto your tempers even if those around you are losing theirs. The folks behind the counters are people, too, and they feel as pressured if not more s o than you. DearAbby: My wife and I have been married 4 0 years. Five years ago, she told me she didnt want m e in our bedroom and that she is off limits. She said she is not interested in me that way anymore. Other than that, we hav e a great marriage and wer e best friends, but I cant g o on like this. I have suggested counseling, but sh e refuses to go. What do yo u think I should do? Missing the Kissin g DearMissing: I think you should talk to a coun selor without her. You ha ve some important decisions to make about how you will spend the rest of you r life, and its a shame you r wife does not want to be a part of the discussion and possibly, reach a compromise. But unless both of you are happy being room mates, the current situatio n is unfair to 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. For an excellent guide to becoming a better conversationalist and a more sociable person, order How to Be Popular. Send a businesssized, self-addressed envelope, plus check or money order for $6 (U.S. funds) to: Dear Abby Popularity Booklet, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 610540447. (Postage is included in the price.) Fathers oddball behavior cries out for treatment Fox Searchlight Pictures Natalie Portman stars as Nina in Black Swan.. Dear Abby Follow the News-Sun online on www.twitter.com/thenewssun Black Swan a gorgeous nightmare Movie Review Black Swan Rating: R (strong sexual content, disturbing violent images, language and some drug use) Running time: 110 minutes By DAVID BAUDER APTelevision WriterNEWYORK CBS News abruptly gave The Early Show a complete makeover T uesday, replacing co-hosts Harry Smith and M aggie Rodriguez and installing its current S aturday anchor team of Chris Wragge and E rica Hill. The network is also replacing weather forec aster Dave Price with Marysol Castro, form erly of ABCs Good Morning America w eekend edition, and adding Jeff Glor as the r egular news reader. The new team will start Jan. 3. There had been little inkling that change was afoot, although the show had changed its executive producer within the past year. That executive, David Friedman, said he believed the new team had the right energy and chemistry to embark on another effort at lifting the show out of third place in the network morning news ratings. Its less about what we werent getting and less about a generational change or a different direction, Friedman said. We just literally think this is the right team going forward. The Early Show has consistently ranked behind the morning champ, NBCs Today show, and ABCs Good Morning America. CBS News overhauls its morning show

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LIVING 12B PAGE News-Sun Friday, December 3, 2010 Forbidden IslandGamewright, $16, ages 10 and upHot Wheels R/C Stealth RidesMattel, $25, ages 8 and upWindup Workshop RobotsCreativity for Kids, $15, ages 7 and upWildlife Care Station #4826Playmobil, $70, ages 4 to 10Imaginext Bigfoot the MonsterFisher-Price, $100, ages 3 to 8Tadpole/FrogFolkmanis Puppets, $32, ages 3 to 8Color Wonder Story StampersCrayola, $15, ages 3 to 6Slider RiderRadio Flyer, $60, ages 3 to 5 A t FamilyFun, toy testing is serious seriously fun, that is. W e dont ask our parent and kid testers to take an oath, but if w e did, it might go something like this: We solemnly swear t o thoroughly evaluate each toy, judging it on its value, durab ility and fun-ness. These 10 toys rose to the top as the years very best. And t hat, we swear, is the truth. Disney FamilyFun magazine AGES 8 AND UPPLASTIC BAG MONSTERS4M, $9 Coming soon to your living room: The Creature From the Recycling Bin in 3-D! This recycling kit lets kids build two marionette monsters by combining old plastic bags and bottle caps from home with the included card stock punch-outs, beads, pipe cleaners, string, and more. Parents liked that their kids not only created a toy but also wanted to keep playing with it. GLOSSY BANDSKlutz, $20 Everything a kid needs to make a bevy of beautiful bracelets and rings can be found in this kit. Young artists place the clear mat over one of more than two dozen designs, squeeze out colorful gel dots, then swirl them together as shown in the step-bystep directions. After a day of drying, the unique fashion statement is ready to wear. Additional gel packs sold separately for $13.PAPER JAMZ DRUMSWowWee, $25 Not quite ready to have your kids set up a garage band? Would you consider a drum kit with volume control thats small enough to stash under the bed? This 11/2inch-thick, lap-size board contains a 10-instrument set kids play with their fingers. Included are three popular songs to rock to as well as a freestyle mode for solo jamming. Guitar and amp sold separately for $25 and $15, respectively.SQUAPDiggin Active, $25 Playing catch just got a super-fun update, courtesy of this mitt that looks like a cross between a hightech puppet and a trampoline. Players throw by snapping open the mitt, which flings the ball across the yard. Catching requires snapping the mitt shut around the incoming ball. Tester parents gave a thumbs-up to the clever design of the mitt, which holds the balls inside when not in use.AGES 7 AND UPCREATIONARYLego, $35 We featured this game earlier in the year (April 2010) as one of our family favorites, so we werent surprised when testers singled it out again. One player selects a card, then starts building the object shown (a shark, a guitar, the Eiffel Tower, and so on) from the more than 300 bricks and accessories, while the others race to guess what hes making. Experienced Lego maniacs may have an advantage, but as one young player noted, Even adults can do it! 3 to 8 players.AGES 5 AND UPHEXBUG NANO HABITAT SETInnovation First, $30 With 10 easy-to-connect pieces of track, this set lets kids custom-build a variety of arenas for the two insectlike micro robots called Hexbugs. Switched on, the vibrating creatures frenetically work their way through the various hairpin turns and pathways that keep them contained most of the time! Additional habitat parts and robots sold separately for $10 to $50.AGES 5 AND UPSING-A-MA-JIGS!Mattel, $13 each Its easy to see and hear why this 9-inch-tall critter, above, is our No. 1 toy: everyone from tots to teens, even buttoned-up grownups fell in love with the cuties at first sight and sound. Just press their hands for one of three modes: harmony (fun when they sing together), chatter (their native jabber), and song (Home on the Range was a tester fave). With each squeeze of their plush bellies, they open their mouths wide to croon a smile-inducing note. Choose from six different cuties.AGES 3 TO 8IXLFisher-Price, $80 Its compact, acts as a digital reader, and allows users to upload music and embellish personal photos. Sound like a cool new tablet computer? It is but for the preschool set. Testers especially appreciated the sturdy devices notepad, which could be used for practicing letters and numbers with the help of a stylus, and the educational games that encourage math, reading, and writing skills. One game and interactive storybook included; additional software sold separately for $25.B. MEOWSICB., $30 This keyboard elicited grins from our testers almost as wide as that of the feline itself. Like many electronic pianos, the toy offers a wide range of musical choices: beats (blues, samba), instrument sounds (bells, piano), and 27 preset melodies. But its the meow feature which lets kids play whole songs of cat meows that ensures nine lives of playtime.AGES 3 TO 6DANCE STAR MICKEYFisher-Price, $70 When Dance Star Mickey moonwalks onto the scene, preschoolers cant help but get up and shake their tails. Press the foot of the 17-inch-tall mouse and he walks, talks, moves, and grooves to six different disco, Latin and techno tunes. Or squeeze his paw for a rockingame of Mickey says or freeze dance.