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Title: The news-sun
Uniform Title: News-sun (Sebring, Fla.)
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News sun
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Language: English
Publisher: Sebring News-Sun, Inc.
Place of Publication: Sebring Fla
Publication Date: 12-05-2010
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 62, no. 21 (Nov. 9, 1988)-
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By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comLAKE PLACID Residents, businesses, the town council and staff face a difficult situation regarding the cost of utilities, specifically water and sewer. There are two separate issues. One problem is a rise in commercial water bills. The town bought Highlands Utility in its ongoing effort to build a regional utilities network. Highlands Utility was privately owned with its own, out-dated rate structure. Now that the town owns the system, customers are paying fees set by the town's rate structure, which is higher. The other problem is the cost of hooking up to the new sewer system built by the town, which can run into thousands of dollars. The cost of cleaning water and a larger state-wide effort to encourage water conservation by creating rate structures that raise fees according use are behind the higher costs. In a telephone interview Friday, Council member Steve Bastardi said, "First and foremost, (utilities) are an enterprise no loss, no profit an enterprise is supposed to sustain itself." Lady Streaks pick up winPAGE1BAPPD plans free holiday feast for communityPAGE2ANEWS-SUN Highlands County's Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 Sunday, December 5, 2010www.newssun.comVolume 91/Number 147 | 75 cents www.newssun .com HighLow 72 37Complete Forecast PAGE 14A A passing shower or two in the morning Forecast Question: Should the federal government approve another extension of jobless benefits? Next question: Do you put lights on the outside of your home for Christmas? www.newssun .com Make your voice heard at Online Obituaries Kitty Austin Age 83, of Lake Placid Catherine Bodogh Age 102, of Avon Park Shirley Broen Age 88, of Sebring Arlene Call Age 80, of Avon Park Doris J. Dale Age 91, of St. Mary's Lewis Greenhalgh Age 89, of Sebring L. Malcolm Hamilton Jr. Age 84, of Greensburg Ruth Webb Age 83, of Tucson, Ariz. Obituaries, Page 5A Phone ... 385-6155 Fax ... 385-2453O nline: www.newssun.com Yes 47.1% No 52.9% 099099401007 Total votes: 87 Arts & Leisure17B Classifieds10A Community Briefs5A Community Calendar11B Crossword Puzzle13B Dear Abby13B Editorial & Opinion4A Lottery Numbers2A Movie Times13B Police Blotter9A School Menus5B Sports On TV2B Index locally owned community mindedHeartlandNational Bank Avon Park800 West Main St.863.453.6000Lake Placid600 U.S. Hwy 27 N.863.699.1300Sebring327 U.S. Hwy 27 N.863.386.1300Sun n Lake North5033 U.S. Hwy 27 N.863.386.1322www.heartlandnb.com Acrash course in personalized photo cards PAGE14B News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMON S Frank Branca waves to the crowd Friday evening from atop the Gator Board Shop float complete with a half-pipe during the Sebring Christmas parade. News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Youngsters wave enthusiastically Friday evening during the Sebring Christmas Parade in Sebring. By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comSEBRING Through court discovery, the Indian River State Attorney released former County Commissioner Jeff Carlson's blood-alcohol content during a fatal boating accident in July. According to reports, Carlson's BAC when taken three hours after the accident, in which his wife Julie was killed, was at 0.076, just below the 0.08 legal limit in Florida. But estimates from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement put the level of alcohol in his blood between 0.110 and 0.150 at the actual time the accident occurred, according to reports. Those estimates are what prompted charges from the Carlson's blood alcohol on day of crash released Carlson News-Sun staffLAKE WALES Bootlegging moonshine sounds like something from an episode of "The Untouchables" or even "The Dukes of Hazzard," but Polk County law enforcement made a pair of arrests for it on Thursday. One of those arrested was the manager of Cowboy's restaurant in Sebring, who had reportedly already received several cases of the concoction and was waiting for more. According to reports, 40-year-old Daniel McGuire of Mountain City, Tenn., was seen at a restaurant in Lake Wales on Wednesday by a part-time Lake Wales police officer with several containers of what was later determined to be moonshine in his trunk. On Thursday, McGuire was stopped and 83 quart-sized jars of moonshine were found in the trunk of his Mustang. McGuire told deputies he had been caught "redhanded," according to reports. McGuire reportedly told deputies he had delivered three cases of the moonshine to 36-year-old Catherine Renee Watson, the manager of Cowboys. McGuire said Watson was supposed to get more on Thursday in Frostproof. She was also arrested. McGuire is charged with possession of moonshine, transportation of moonshine, moving or concealing alcoholic beverages with intent to defraud the state, and conspiracy to violate the beverage law. Watson, a former law enforcement officer in Glades, Hendry and Hardee counties, was charged with conspiracy to violate beverage law, a felony. She posted $1,000 bond. Manager of Cowboys busted for moonshine Watson Lighting up the Circle for the season Rising water rates raise eyebrows in Lake PlacidSee WATER, page 8A News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMON S The Heartland Cultural Alliance and WFHT 1390 AM present the first of its kind Music & Art Fest at Lakeshore Mall in Sebring. The three-day event offers a broad range of talent from throughout the county and is a fundraiser for the Heartland Cultural Alliance. More than 500 people had visited the festival by Saturday midmorning and over $1,200 worth of art had been sold It's been very fluid, everything is working, it was just meant to be,' said event coordinator Fred Leavitt. The festival ends today at 4 p.m. Art, music showcased at mall See CARLSON, page 9A SEBRING It must have been the hard work of dozens of elves, but the Historic Circle, all summer a construction work in progress, turned into a sparkling Christmas Wonderland with a flip of a switch and the arrival of the Christmas Parade Friday night. There was a perfect nip in the air as crowds lined Ridgewood Drive, Circle Drive and South Commerce Avenue. Children and grown-ups were three and fo ur deep around the Circle. The parade came complete with a marching band, dancing girls, fancy floats clowns, Boy Scouts, firemen, police cars whooping their sirens, cowboys on horses, working dogs on leases, the championship Sebring baseball team, antique cars, and th e usual array of brightly lit floats. More photos, 3A.

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By SAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comSEBRING Taylor Oil C ompany held an event on F riday that acknowledged c ustomers as well as a group o f people who work hard to p rovide smiles to those who h ave been hit with unfortun ate circumstances. The BPstation on U.S. 27 S outh in the Southgate S hopping Center was packed f ull of customers coming and g oing to receive prizes, try o ut a racing course simulat ion and enjoy food and fun. The customer appreciation d ay was not the only thing g oing on at BP. Throughout t he day, the second part of the e vent was a fundraiser for a h eartwarming organization. Give Kids the World is a o rganization that is dedicated t o putting smiles on the faces o f children with life-threateni ng illnesses and their famil ies. The organization allows a family to put their problems o n hold for a while and just l ive a life of care-free bliss. Give Kids the World V illage is a 70-acre, nonp rofit resort in Kissimmee. T he Village is a "storybook" w orld created to take the c ares away from families and g ive them a well-deserved b reak. Each family spends o ne week at the Village and v isits each of the theme parks i n Orlando. Director of Development C ourtney Parras is passionate a bout the organization and all t hat it has done and will cont inue to do for these sick child ren and their families. "Each family that comes to t he resort has one full week t o see all their dreams come t rue," said Parras. The child ren that stay at the resort are s howered with happiness and f un and a true escape from t heir unfortunate circums tances. Families that stay at The V illage in one of the 140 vill as and are showered with care, entertainment, and ample accommodations and attractions. The Village is backed by each of the worldfamous theme parks in central Florida and numerous other corporations including Walmart, Hasbro, Perkins, Boston Market, Coca-Cola and American Airlines. "These companies make it possible for the children and their families to come here and not have to worry about paying for anything; not their food, not transportation, not their living arrangements. It's all paid for. All they have to do is enjoy their week there," Parras explained. Morgan Norris is the director of marketing for the Taylor Oil Company. She heard about Give Kids the World Village and began working with Parras on a plan to raise awareness of it here in Highlands County. "It's such a great organization. It's so amazing to see these children who are so sick, but their faces just don't show it. I went in there thinking I was going to be so sad and feel for them, but it was the complete opposite," said Norris. Norris described the children as happy and carefree. The children all suffer from life-threatening and sometimes terminal illnesses, but they do not let it stop them from living. "It makes me check myself, everyday. I tell myself Look at these children and their families and what they are going through ... why am I complaining,'" said Parras. Norris agrees. The organization has had a handful of families from Highlands County be a part of the Village and Norris and Parras hope to let everyone know that there is a place for these children where they can go and have their dreams be a reality. The barbecue plates that were sold at the event all benefited Give Kids the World Village. Throughout the day Norris and Parras let the public know where there money was going and that they, as well as the children and families, appreciated their business and their kindheartedness. Page 2ANews-SunSunday, December 5, 2010www.newssun.com Published every Sunday, Wednesday & Friday at 2227 U.S. 27 South € Sebring, Florida 33870 A Harbor Point Media Company OFFICE: 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL 33870 OFFICE HOURS: 8 a.m.-5 p.m, Monday-Friday PHONE: 863-385-6155 MAIN FAX NUMBER: 863-385-1954 NEWSROOM FAX NUMBER: 863-385-2453 POSTMASTER: Send address change to: News-Sun, 2227 U.S. 27 S., Sebring, FL 33870 USPS … ISSN 0163-3988 Periodical postage paid at Sebring, FL and additional entry office(s)CIRCULATION SUNDAY, WEDNESDAY AND FRIDAY EDITIONS: If you do not receive your home delivered newspaper by 6 a.m., please phone the circulation department before 10 a.m. on Wednesday and Friday publication days, and before 11 a.m. on Sunday publication days and a replacement copy will be delivered to you. Subscribers who notify us after the times mentioned will receive credit to their account. Please call 385-6155.SUBSCRIPTION RATES12 mo.7% FL taxTotal HOME DELIVERY$60.46$4.23$64.69 IN FLORIDA MAIL92.236.4698.69 OUT OF FLORIDA MAIL105.99105.99 Deadlines for subscription changes are noon on Tuesday for the Wednesday edition, noon on Thursday for the Friday edition, and noon on Friday for the Sunday edition. Changes received after the times stated will be processed on the following publication date. Romona Washington … Publisher and Executive Editor863-385-6155, ext. 515 Kaylor & Kaylor P.A.Social Security Disability LawNew Claims € Hearing Before A Judge Reconsiderations € Appeals Court 8 6 3 3 8 2 1 9 0 0 Mark Kaylor News-Sun photo by SAMANTHAGHOLAR Taylor Oil Company held a customer appreciation and fundraiser on Friday. The family run company owns five BP gas stations in the area and wanted to show the community their gratefulness. All the food plates sold during the event benefited Give Kids the World organization. (from left to right) Holly Taylor, Laura Long, Courtney Parras (Give Kids the World) Morgan Norris, and Charlie Taylor. Dec. 1 162032434852x:4Next jackpot $11 millionNov. 27 192326284952x:5 Nov. 24 152937404243x:3 Dec. 3 2627283536 Dec. 2 214151835 Dec. 1 213193234 Nov. 30 1121222736 Dec. 3 (n) 2270 Dec. 3 (d) 5809 Dec. 2 (n) 4398 Dec. 2 (d) 4163 Dec. 3 (n) 494 Dec. 3(d) 696 Dec. 2(n) 499 Dec. 2 (d) 083 Dec. 3 21826348 Nov. 30 3612373 Nov. 26 1352813 Nov. 23 1421262814 Dec. 1 510111220 PB: 2 PP: 3Next jackpot $20 millionNov. 27 1030374754 PB: 39 PP: 5 Nov. 24 820213237 PB: 4 PP: 3 Note: Cash 3 and Play 4 drawings are twice per day: (d) is the daytime drawing, (n) is the nighttime drawing. PB: Power Ball PP: Power Play Lottery Center By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comAVON PARK The Avon P ark Police Department is h osting a Holiday Feast to b enefit the citizens of Avon P ark, and to give back to t hose in need. Officers will be serving a t raditional holiday meal at t he Avon Park Community C enter at 3 p.m. Wednesday, D ec. 22, including turkey, h am, mashed potatoes and o ther dishes. "This is all them," APPD C hief Mike Rowan said of h is police officers. "Det. Sgt. David Sass, Det. Christy Harbaugh and Det. Nate Coogan are the ones organizing that. But, I am very proud of the way the department is thinking about the community and thinking outside the box," Rowan said. According to Rowan, all the food is coming from local businesses, and at no cost to the city. "Yep, it is all donated. About 20 turkeys, the same amount of hams. And the rest is coming from business donations and the officers in the department. They have volunteered to cook everything and serve," Rowan said. The organizers were happy and a little astounded at the business support of the idea, according to Sass. "It's really amazing how people are pitching in once this got rolling. The community support for the idea is huge. The officer's families are volunteering to cook and serve. Even though this year has been tough, several businesses are pitching in big to make this happen, Sass said. When asked why the idea of a community dinner on such a large scale, Sass stated that it is just the department's way of giving back. "Well, we are always talking about giving back to the community, and this idea has been going around as an idea for a while. Finally, Christy and Nate said they wanted to get it done. As we started to contact businesses around town, they just sort of started outpouring their support," Sass said. "So many times folks in the community have given to us and supported us; we just thought it was a good way to give back," Sass explaine d. "This will also give folks an opportunity to meet us ou tside of our job. To see th at we are just people in t he community, sometimes o ur job is tough, but that we car e. "It is also a chance to know this is a communi ty and that we can all g et together and share a simp le meal." The meal will be free, an d everyone is invited to atten d. Those interested in helpin g or donating should conta ct Sass at 453-6622. Avon Park PD serving free holiday feast to community I am very proud of the way the department is thinking about the community.'MICHAELROWAN police chief Taylor Oil event thanks customers, raises funds for a unique organization Open request to Highway Park Utilities Water Service customersLAKE PLACID Highway Park utilities, in a ccordance with the regulat ions of the Florida D epartment of E nvironmental Protection, w ill be taking the Highway P ark Water Storage Tank off l ine for scheduled mainten ance, inspection and painti ng. The tank is not expected t o be put back into service u ntil Saturday or Sunday, D ec. 18 or 19. The maintenance will i nclude a washout and intern al and external inspection o f the tank and painting of t he outside of the tank. To p erform the necessary maint enance the storage tank will n eed to be drained and taken o ut of service. All Highway Park Utilities c ustomers are asked to curt ail their water use to less t han normal usage, and to t emporarily postpone any l arge usage of water, i.e. l awn watering, equipment w ashing, filling pools, washi ng cars or any other activity that would use more water than normal until after the tank is placed back into service. Any activities requiring above normal or additional water usage are recommended to be completed prior to taking the tank out of service or after it is back on line. We are requesting your assistance in order to be able to handle any needed fire protection during this time. The personnel of Highway Park Utilities will inform the public by radio and newspaper when the tank is back in service. For further information, contact the Utility Department at 699-3716.Interviews begin for Miss 12 Hours of SebringSEBRING Interviews for the Miss 12 Hours of Sebring will begin at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 21 in the Sebring International Raceway boardroom. Contestants must be a resident or attend school in Highlands or Hardee County, be between the ages of 21 and 27 and single. Miss 12 Hours will represent the raceway at various events during the 59th Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring. Call Sharon Keiber at 385-4573 or 381-3369 (cell) or e-mail sgkeiber@earthlink.net to schedule at interview. Snapshots Did YouKNOW?In Florida, the bicycle is legally defined as a vehicle. Bicyclists using a public roadway are considered operators of motor vehicles and are responsible for observing all traffic laws. With few exceptions, there is only one road and it is up to motorists and bicyclists to treat each other with care and respect. Adherence to the law is the foundation of respect. By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEYchristopher.tuffley@newssun.comSEBRING Judy Spiegel, newly installed president of the Humane Society of Highlands County, and other supporters of the shelter at 7321 Haywood Taylor Blvd. were devastated to discover skullduggery during a recent internal audit. The financial review was routine, begun in October as a matter of course when the new board took office. Discrepancies were discovered, however, which were traced back to a former officer who is no longer associated with the society. In a press release on Thursday, the board of directors announced they had approached the State Attorney's Office asking for an investigation of those discrepancies. "As a responsible board, we brought this matter to the State Attorney's attention and we greatly appr eciate their assistance ," Spiegel wrote. "We w ill fully cooperate with the ir office." "Unfortunately," s he added during a telepho ne interview Thursday afte rnoon, "I can't say a who le lot. We were told to be quiet." Spiegel said her ma in fear was the public wou ld lose trust in the Huma ne Society. "It's difficu lt enough to keep donatio ns coming," she said. "O ur main focus has to rema in positive, and to keep doin g what we do." Spiegel reminds peop le that the shelter runs o n local donations only. It does not receive mon ey from any public agenc y, nor the from nation al Humane Society. At this time, Spieg el said, the shelter is home to 125 animals. "The Board wants to reassure everyone th at every dollar donated to t he shelter will go to the dire ct care of animals," sa id Spiegel. "All board mem bers serve as voluntee rs and receive no compens ation." Missing money at Humane Society being investigated Funds linked to person no longer with the Society

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www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, December 5, 2010Page 3A Ask us about DirecTV Plasma,HGTV,Smart Energy,Picture Wizard,Infinite Sound$195Christmas GreenModel # U2630Bags with Docking Systems,Plastic Bag Support,Power Switch on Handle, Headlight 50Ž TV $39932ŽDigital Tuner Photo Frame Mode PC Input HDTV Invisible Speakers32Ž LCD MODEL #32C100 $59942ŽPicture Wizard,Smart Energy, Auto Turning,Freeze FrameMODEL #LG42P535042Ž TV $9993D Ready Projection HDTV60Ž DLP MODEL #WD60638 $560.7 cu.ft Capacity,700 Watts, Glass Turntable,10 Power Levels, Cooking Guide,Time Cook I and II, Child LockHOTPOINT REM25SJ$99Electronic Touch Controls,1 cu.ft. Capacity,800 Watts,Optional Hanging Kit,Convenience Cooking Controls, Auto & Time Defrost Black Only$99Full HD 1080p/Standard DVD DB Live Superior Audio PerformanceMODEL #BD530Blu Ray $50 … IN STORE REBATE $549MODEL #LG50PJ350$799 $70 … IN STORE REBATE $729MODEL #SES0730DMBB 3100 Golfview Rd. SebringLocated in Inn on the Lakes314-0348 MINI STARTERSTire Treads $3.00 Skillet Mussels $5.00 Crab Oval $6.00 Asian Shrimp $6.00 EARLY BISTROSERVED 3:00 PM „ 6:00 PM DAILY SUNDAYS 12:00 PM „ 9:00 PM ENTREESDill Salmon $14.00 Chicken Schnitzel $10.00 Cognac Peppercorn Steak $12.00 Mussels Roma $10.00 Greek Spanakopita $10.00 Rustic French Onion Steak $10.00 Tilapia Pepperonata $12.00 Pumpkin Ravioli $10.00 Guava Glazed Pork Loin $11.00 Chicken Piccata $10.00 Shrimp and Creamy Cheddar Grits $13.00 Best Early Bird SpecialsEnjoy a Complimentary glass of house wine or draft beer. News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS A firefighter with West Sebring Volunteer Fire Department walks along the parade route shaking hands. New-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY South Florida Community College's panther was on the prowl during the Sebring Christmas parade. Sebring Christmas parade News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Don Jose Mexican Restaurant entertains the crowd with a Mariachi band Friday evening during the parade. News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS A Highlands County Sheriff's Office blood hound greets spectators Friday evening during the parade in Sebring.

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T he City of Avon Park recently held a meeting about h ow it could help l essen the impact of f uture disasters, but t he question on e veryone's mind w as "where's the d ata?"Local Mitigation Strategy ( or LMS) is a long term for l earning about what not to do o r how to change things after a disaster, like a hurricane, o il spill or plane crash, in o rder to mitigate the damage t o life and property. FEMA, the Federal E mergency Management A gency, found that for every d ollar it spends in mitigation, i t can actually save $1.50 in t he long run because it has to p ay out less after a disaster. Smart move, especially s ince those are tax dollars p aid by those who have to get a loan to rebuild after a hurric ane. But the problem for future projects in Highlands County is that those projects come from the problems that become apparent in the data collection, and there is no current data. Avon Park has a problem it noticed during the last hurricanes and El Nino at its airport. Namely, when it rains, certain areas flood, especially around the Bonnie Brae area. An excellent project for FEMAmitigation money. Avon Park had been keeping the detailed data on its own, showed it is eligible for the grant, and applied. The city got $2.3 million for its efforts. But since that time, Highlands County staff was contracted to take care of the data for not only the unincorporated areas, but for each of the cities and special districts. Through an inter-local agreement, county staff agreed to be the keeper and collector of the data, arguing that this would make it accessible and bring a level of consistency to the collection and storage, that way everyone could get the data. Good idea. But unfortunately, that has not happened. It was pointed out at the Avon Park meeting that the data has not been kept, and that a lot of data has been thrown away since 2005. If FEMA, or the state, requests more information for a specific project, like storm water control in Sebring, then the data should be available from the county. Recently, FEMAasked for just that, and tabled a couple of county, city, and other Highlands requests because the supporting data is not there. We understand that there are budget constraints and politics involved, but the county contracted to keep the information and to distribute it as needed. There is no doubt that the LMS committee and the county staff has worked hard to get the new methodology in place and approved by FEMA, and that the framework is now in place to apply for that federal relief, but where's the data? Page 4ANews-SunSunday, December 5, 2010www.newssun.com EDITORIAL& OPINION TODAY'SEDITORIALTODAY'SLETTERS 2227 U.S. 27 South Sebring, FL 33870 863-385-6155 NEWSROOMROMONA WASHINGTONPublisher/Executive Editor Ext. 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 Where's the data? This is a tough time of year if, like me, you're supposed to be losing weight. I mean, it's never easy to lose weight as far as I'm concerned, but this time of year is (if you'll pardon the phrase) no picnic. Think about it. Start with Thanksgiving, which was not created with dieters in mind. You have stuffing, you have mashed potatoes, you have cranberry sauce you have me drooling while I type this (and we haven't even gotten to pie). Then the time between Thanksgiving and Christmas? You have cookies, cake, candy, possibly more pie. If you go to parties or gatherings there's all kinds of goodies. Most of them have enough calories in them to sink a battleship and toast any diet you might be on. I know I've fallen off the diet wagon. Hard. I'm avoiding my scale as much as possible for the moment and praying Don won't ask me how the whole weight loss thing is going. (He probably will when he reads this column. This will not be an enjoyable conversation). The thing is, I have eyes. They work well enough to tell me I'm overweight when I look in the mirror. I see the fat on me. I know it's not good for me to have it. But I like to eat. And it's not like I can give up food, at least not for a long period of time. People will say that of course you have to eat, you just have to choose to eat the right things. As in, things that you obviously aren't eating right now because if you were you wouldn't have all that fat on you. Right? Look, I'd be a lot more willing to diet if we could get the tastes right. Why can't broccoli taste like mashed potatoes? Salad taste like grilled cheese? Brussels Sprouts taste like anything else? If you, like me, are carting around a few extra pounds, you might find this recent news story of interest. Apparently, two women found a use for their extra poundage they used it to assist in an attempt at shoplifting. I am not kidding. According to Edmond, Okla., police, Ailene Brown and Shmeco Thomas tried t o make off with about $2,600 worth of store merchandise by stuffing it under their breasts and their belly fat. According to one officer, "These two were actually concealing them in areas of their body where excess sk in was, under their chest area and armpits." The list of items include four pairs of boots, three pairs of jeans, a pair of gloves and a wallet. The items made me think I could probably conceal a pair of gloves or a wallet under certain large portions of my anatomy. Three pairs of jeans? That's tough. And boots? I haven't seen a picture of the accused and can 't speak to how big they are. But surely they'd have to b e bigger than me to pull that off. While I'm not encouraging anyone to shoplift, I think the idea of our fat actually being useful could take the sting out of our po or dietary practices. Maybe someone more creative than I am can come up with som e ideas that aren't illegal or immoral. I'd give more time and thought to this, but my creativity is tied up in how I'm going to explain this colum n to Don. And how I'm going to avoid that stupid scale until 2011. Wish me luck. Laura Ware is a Sebring re sident. She can be contacted by e-mail at bookwormlady @ embarqmail.com Can fat be useful? Laura's Look Laura Ware I don't believeEditor: I know a lot of Republicans. Some are even my relatives. They are nice people and they are my friends. They want the same things I do: that everyone should have a job, enough to eat, shelter, treatment when wounded or sick and hope for a better future. They don't want only a few controlling the wealth of this country to their benefit, while infrastructures crumble, our schools cannot function, and transplant patients are kicked off waiting lists, unless they are private pay. In short, they do not believe that the tax cuts for the rich should be extended. So why is Republican leadership insisting on this? Is it simply because it is a position at odds with the Democrats? Anyone with a beating heart should not be in favor of tax cuts for those already in control of vast fortunes. Let us normal people the vast majority come together to take control of what little we can and eliminate this wasteful spending on the already rich. My Republican counterparts should tell their leaders to stop their obstruction, and to let the tax cuts for upper-upper income brackets expire. Paula House Lake PlacidMany things need correctingEditor: An open letter to Senator Mitch McConnell and Representative John Boehner: I have been impressed with what I've heard you say on TV. You listen to the people. I want to share a few thoughts with you. You know, fair elections is a necessary foundation. I'm thinking from some of this literature I've read that we had a lot of fraud in the last presidential election, which I feel was a large contributor to Obama's election. He manages this continuation of illegal immigration, that will give him a big advantage. They will vote for him because of all the perks he promises. This union situation is another big plus for him. When a person's livelihood depends on their vote, you can be assured they will vote to save their job. That is a lot of votes. I don't know what needs to be done to solve the problem, but I feel that money is a huge hazard to our electing the best people for the job. The person who is able to raise the most money should not determine the election results. Those contributors are expecting something in return and that brings more corruption. Of course, the problem with illegal immigration doesn't stop there. That money that would be saved from solving that problem would decrease the deficit as well as help in many other ways. There are so many things that need correcting and I'm hoping and praying that we will make consistent progress. Until our country is returned to one nation under God. I'm sure this will take more than one term, but if we can remove some of these obstacles, that control our elections and the people can elect the candidates according to choice, I believe that would be very helpful just food for thought. Willie Clyde Cloud SebringTime to get back to serious issuesEditor: It's nice to hear that our contributors to letters will soon turn loose of Sarah. Now, if only the TVpundits and bloggers would stop responding to the wicked witch of Wasilla every time she Tweets, Facebooks, belches or poots, and treating her balderdash as worthy political comment deserving of discussion, we will soon be rid of her prattling and go back to treating serious issues, seriously. Randy Ludacer Lake Placid La Quinta Inns great place for magicEditor: We would like to express our appreciation to Sherry Bartley, the general manager, at La Quinta Inns & Suites for providing us with the best facility in town for the "Intimate Evening of Magic by Nelson" show this past weekend. The hotel is beautiful, the facilities were superb and the staff was extremely courteous. We would like to thank all of our friends, for bring ing us in to their homes to entertain their children as well as local businesses who have invited us to provide entertainment at their corporat e events this past year. We are gratefu l for their continuous support. Those who attended the shows, "I hope yo u had the time of your life." Nelson Pache co Sebrin g EDITORIALPAGEPOLICYMake sure to sign your letter and include your address and phone number. Anonymous letters will be automatically rejected. Please keep your letters to a maximum of 400 words. We have to make room for everybody. Letters of local concern take priority. Send your letter to 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL33870; drop it off at the same address; fax 3851954; or e-maileditor@newssun.com. To make sure the editorial pages aren't dominated by the same writers, letters are limited to two per month and a guest column can be submitted once every three months. Opinions expressed in letters or columns are solely the opinion of that author and not necessarily the opinion of the staff or editors of the News-Sun. All items will run on a first-come basis as space permits, although more timely ones could be moved up. We believe your viewpoints are just as important as any community leader or government official, so consider this a personal invitation to get your two cents in. The NewsSunhas a long history of encouraging public discussion through letters, guest columns, and Reader's Response questionnaires. Providing this forum for our readers is a pleasure, not an obligation. Bouquet

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Kitty AustinKitty Brewer Austin, 83, o f Lake Placid died Nov. 28, 2 010. She was born in B oston, Ga. She is survived by her h usband of 55 years, Ralph; c hildren; Steven, Karen and B rian; and three grandchild ren. Aprivate celebration of h er life will be held by her i mmediate family members. W ords of comfort to the f amily can be made by visiti ng www.scottfuneralserv ices.com. Arrangements e ntrusted to Scott Funeral H ome, Lake Placid. Catherine BodoghCatherine Anetta Bodogh, 1 02, of Avon Park died Oct. 2 4, 2010. Born in G aithersburg, Md., she m oved to Avon Park in 2004. S he had her own beauty s hop in her home, played the o rgan for two churches, did o il painting, ceramics, u pholstery and alterations. She is survived by her sist er, Frances B. Miller. Her Godson, Deacon S teven Dove of St. B ernadette Catholic Church, P ort St. Lucie, presided over t he Rite of Committal with h er sister in attendance. C atherine's cremated r emains will be interred with h er late husband Gene at A rlington National Cemetery a t a later date. Words of c omfort to the family can be m ade by visiting www.scottf uneralservices.com. A rrangements entrusted to S cott Funeral Home, Lake P lacid.Shirley BroenShirley Broen, 88, died Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010 in Sebring. She was born in Nashua, N.H., served in World War II as a Wave in the U.S. Navy, and received degrees from both the University of Miami and Florida State University. She is survived by her sons Frank Broen and James Broen; her sisters Constance Cain and Sylvia Thompson; her brothers Roger Sullivan, Thomas Sullivan, and Richard Sullivan; and five grandchildren. Avisitation will take place Dec. 10 at Culley's Funeral Home on Riggins Road in Tallahassee from 68 p.m. The funeral will take place on Dec. 11 at St. John's Episcopal Church in Tallahassee at 10 a.m. The family requests donations be made to the Julius H. Broen Jr. Children's Choir Memorial Fund at St. John's Episcopal Church in Tallahassee. Local arrangements are being handled by Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home.Arlene CallArlene E. Call, 80, of Avon Park, died Nov. 23, 2010. Born in Batavia, N.Y., she was a resident of Stafford, N.Y., wintering here since 1979. She is survived by her husband, Herbert J.; daughters, Barbara Burnham and Jeanette Call; son, James Call; sister, Nancy Clareq; brothers, Robert Mullen, Theodore Mullen and Lester Mullen; 10 grandchildren, four step-grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. Amemorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5 at Union Congregational Church, Avon Park, and at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 11 at Morganville United Church of Christ in Stafford, N.Y. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Tech Ministries, c/o Union Congregational Church, 106 N. Butler Ave., Avon Park. Arrangements are with Fountain Funeral Home, Avon Park.Lewis GreenhalghLewis Warren Greenhalgh, 89, died Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010 in Sebring. He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and was the captain of a tug boat, a member of the First United Methodist Church of Sebring, served in the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II and was a resident of Sebring since 1980, coming from Greenport, New York. He is survived by his son Alan Greenhalgh of Bordertown, NJ; sister, Ruth Spalinger of Camarillo, Calif.; brother, Donald Greenhalgh of Walterboro, SC; a granddaughter, and one great grandson. Memorial services will be held on Monday at 11a.m. at the Stephenson-Nelson Chapel with W. Mike Adams officiating. Contributions may be made in his memory to the Sebring Meals on Wheels. Cremation arrangements entrusted to Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home, Sebring. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, December 5, 2010Page 5A Doris Jeanette Dale, 91, died Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2010, at the Hospice of the Golden Isles. Born in Marysville, Ohio, she had been a resident of St. Marys since 2006, moving from Hilton Head, S.C. She was a wonderful wife (husband Rex died in 2003), mother, avid reader, artist, poet and writer. She loved her grandchildren and greatgrandchildren. Doriss family includes her son, Rex (Gail-deceased), daughter Dianne (Ed). All of St. Marys. Grandchildren are Gale, Scott (deceased), Carolyn (Tyler), Sharon (Jim), Judy (Keith), David (Patti) and Debbie (John). Great-grandchildren are Andrew, Adam, Charlie and Casey. Her family also includes her cousin, Shirley Woody and family in Lebanon, Ind. A celebration of life for Doris Dale will be at a later date.DORIS JEANETTE DALE L. MALCOLM HAMILTON JR. L. Malcolm Mr. HamŽ Hamilton Jr., 84, of Greensburg, died Sunday, Nov. 28, 2010, at home. He was born June 11, 1926, in Irwin, a son of the late Louis Malcolm Sr. and Winifred C. (Britton) Hamilton, and was also preceded in death by his second wife, Dolores Hamilton. He was the owner of Hamilton Buick, GMC, Mazda and Subaru of Irwin, which he began after purchasing the former Davis Buick in 1955. He became the youngest Buick dealer in the country at that time. He also operated Hi Grade Shooters Supply. He was a graduate of Norwin High School, class of 1943, attended the University of Pittsburgh, and was a Golden Panther. He was a member of Faith United Methodist Church, Delmont, and served on the board of directors for the camp at Jumonville. He was a member of Shidle Lodge No. 601, Free and Accepted Masons, Irwin, the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, Valley of Pittsburgh, Syria Temple, and Tall Cedars of Lebanon, Westmoreland Forest No. 77; the National Buick Dealers Council, the National Automotive Dealers Association, the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, Pittsburgh Local, the Amateur Trapshooters Association and was a board member of the Pennsylvania Trapshooters Association. He was a member of the Pennsylvania Sportsman Association, the Ride and Hunt Club, and was an honorary deputy sheriff of Westmoreland County. He was a World War II veteran, having served in the Navy, was a member of American Legion Post 359, Irwin, and a life member of the Norwin Elks and LOOM Lodge 236, Irwin. He was an avid reader, loved photography, and had a passion for music, especially jazz. Surviving are his wife, Ann (Parks) Hamilton; children, Bruce C. Hamilton Sr., of North Huntingdon, Frances M. Hamilton, of Greensburg, and Susan H. Darroch and her husband, T.J., of North Huntingdon; stepchildren, Terri Crutchfield, of Sebring, Fla., and Cindy Dady, of Tampa, Fla.; grandchildren, Bruce C. Hamilton Jr., Eric Hamilton, Kaitlin, Samantha and Gregory Darroch; step grandchildren, Taylor Crutchfield and Kaitlyn and David Dady; great-grandchildren, Eleana and MacKenzie Hamilton; sister, Betty Henschel and her husband, William, of South Euclid, Ohio; also nieces and nephews. A funeral service was held at 10 a.m. Thursday in Faith United Methodist Church, 305 Freeport Road, Delmont, PA 15626. Interment with military honors followed in Penn-Lincoln Memorial Park, North Huntingdon. Those wishing may contribute to Simmons Center for Interstitial Lung Disease, UPMC Montefiore, NW 628, 3459 Fifth Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213. The family would like to especially thank good friend and caregiver, Dick Forsythe, Dr. Grant Shevchik, Dr. Kevin Gibson and the staff at Simmons Center for their compassion and excellent care. SUNDAY BRUNCH11am 1:30pm Lunch served after 1:30pmwith purchase of beverageReceive$200 OFFExpires 12-31-10 Trishs Paradise GrilleHighlands Ridge South(863) 382-2131$1095 Ruth ( Bunny) E Webb passed away peacefully in Tucson, AZ on December 1, 2010. She was born November 16, 1927. Bunny lived most her life in Flint Michigan. She married Harry at 17 and they lived in Germany immediately after WWII. They later built a house in Flint and raised a family. She went back to High School to get her diploma, after her early marriage, at Yessetta High School near El Paso Texas. She later completed her degree in Education at the University of Michigan Flint and earned a Masters Degree at Eastern Michigan University after which she taught first grade at Fenton Lawn Elementary School in Flint Township, started the first Art Program for Elementary Schools in The Carman Answorth District, taught Art at Dye Jr. High and later taught in the Alpena area. She was active in Real Estate Sales and local politics, and was a delegate at the Michigan 1972 Democratic Convention for George McGovern. Later years were spent at her home in Sebring, Florida, with her husband Emmitt. She was active in art, bridge, and golf in Sebring. She came to Tucson to live with her son in 2009, where she became an active member at The Place adult care home and assisted the activities director in art projects with the other residents. She is survived by her sisters, Peg, Perl and Doris; sons, Harry and Tom; 5 grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, William Sincock and Elizabeth; her brother, Bill; husbands, Harry J Dove, Alan Reed and Emmitt Webb; and daughter, Kathleen. Bunny was truly an active member of society that helped to make her generation, America's Greatest Generation.RUTH (BUNNY) E. WEBB DeMolay serves spaghetti lunchSEBRING The young m en of the DeMolay will h ost an all-you-can-eat s paghetti lunch from 11 a.m. t o 1:30 p.m. today at the S ebring Masonic Lodge, 1 809 Home Ave. Donation is $ 7. Menu includes salad, s paghetti with meat sauce, d essert and beverage. Tickets a re available at the door. Holiday celebration in Highland Park EstatesLAKE PLACID R esidents and friends will c elebrate the holidays at a m eeting today (note change i n date). Members on harm onica and piano will prov ide music for a sing-a-long. B ring friends and family to j oin in. The events begin at 1:30 p .m. at the clubhouse off H ighlands Lake Drive and N ichele at the end of D eerglen on Lake Istokpoga. A short meeting will begin t he festivities and delicious r efreshments will be served. E veryone living in H ighlands Park and friends a re invited. Questions? Call 465-2468.Events planned at lodges, postsAVON PARK The Combat Veterans M emorial VFWPost 9853 w ill have the NFLBig T icket on television for the k ick-off at 1 p.m. today. K araoke by Dan Mussellman will be from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday. Schedules subject to change; call for details. For more information, call 452-9853. The Highlands County Moose Lodge will have music by Annie at 3 p.m. today. The House Committee meets at 6 p.m. Monday. The officers meet at 7 p.m., and the general meeting is at 7:30 p.m. The WOTM officers meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. For more information, call 452-0579. LAKE PLACID The Veterans of Foreign Wars 3880 Ladies Auxiliary will meet at 10 a.m. Tuesday. For more information, call 699-5444.Recreation Club plans eventsSEBRING The Sebring Recreation Club, 333 Pomegranate Ave., will host the following events this week: Monday Ladies Social Club 1 p.m. Shuffleboard Scrambles 1:15 p.m. Membership meeting 7 p.m. Tuesday Bridge 12:30 p.m. Ping pong 3 p.m. Friday Bridge 12:30 p.m. Mini-shuffleboard tournament 1:15 p.m. Saturday Ice Cream Shuffleboard 1:15 p.m. Ping pong 3 p.m.Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees meetSEBRING The Citrus Chapter of the Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees (PASR) will meet at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Chicanes Restaurant. All former Pennsylvania school employees and their guests are invited to attend. For information or reservations, call 385-6408 by Monday. Wauchula State Bank sponsors chamber lunchLAKE PLACID Marti Capodiferro, chamber member and talented entertainer, will delight the audience at the Lake Placid Chamber of Commerce Membership Lunch with her medley of holiday songs. The luncheon will be at noon Wednesday, Dec. 8 at the Lake Placid Elks Lodge. The luncheon is sponsored by Wauchula State Bank. Cost is $8 per person. RSVPthe chamber at 4654331 or chamber@lpfla.com on or before Monday. Menu selection is lasagna.Driver Safety programs offeredSEBRING AARP Driver Safety Program will be offered from 1-4 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday at First Presbyterian Church, in their educational building at 319 Poinsettia Ave. Cost is $12 for AARPmembers and $14 for non-members payable to AARP. There is no written or driving test. The size of the class is limited. Call Arlyn Fisher at 3140401 to sign up for the class. COMMUNITYBRIEFS OBITUARIES Classified ads get results! NEWS-SUN By JUERGEN BAETZ Associated PressBERLIN The online payment service provider PayPal has cut off the account used by WikiLeaks to collect donations. The move served as another blow to the organization just as it was struggling to keep its website accessible after an American company stopped directing traffic to it. PayPal said in a blog posting that the move was prompted by a violation of its policy, "which states that our payment service cannot be used for any activities that encourage, promote, facilitate or instruct others to engage in illegal activity." The short notice was dated Friday, and a spokeswoman for PayPal Germany on Saturday declined to elaborate and referred to the official blog posting. Donating money to WikiLeaks via PayPal on Saturday was not possible anymore, generating an error message saying "this recipient is currently unable to receive money." PayPal is one of several ways WikiLeaks collects donations, and until now was probably the most secure and convenient way to support the organization. The other options listed on WikiLeaks'website are through mail to an Australian post office box, through bank transfers to accounts in Switzerland, Germany or Iceland as well as through one "credit card processing partner" in Switzerland. WikiLeaks'PayPal account redirects users to a German foundation which provides the organization with the money. The Wau Holland Foundation, named after a German hacker, confirmed Saturday in a Twitter message that their PayPal account had been taken down because of the "financial support to WikiLeaks." The foundation's president Winfried Motzkus earlier this week was quoted by his hometown Bielefeld's local newspaper Neue Westfaelische as saying that Wau Holland has so far collected 750,000 ($1 million) for WikiLeaks, covering the organization's expenses. WikiLeaks'recent releases seem to have been a boon for the foundation, which has previously described itself as the organization's main financial backer. On its website, the foundation says "the huge and in this form unique amount of donations has caused the delay of issuing contribution receipts" which allow Germans to deduct donations from their taxes. Messages left for the foundation and for its president Motzkus were n ot immediately answered. The move by PayPal, a subsidiary of U.S. bas ed online marketplace operat or EBay Inc., came as anoth er blow to the organization th at has embarrass ed Washington and foreig n leaders by releasing a cac he of secret and brutal ly frank U.S. diplomat ic cables. WikiLeaks had become an Internet vagabond Frida y, forced to move from o ne website to another as go vernments and hacke rs hounded the organizatio n, trying to deprive it of a direct line to the public. EveryDNS a compan y based in Manchester, Ne w Hampshire, stopped direc ting traffic to the websi te wikileaks.org late Thursd ay after it said cyber attac ks threatened the rest of its ne twork. But while wikileaks.o rg remained unreachab le Saturday, the organizatio n has found new homes. I ts German websi te wikileaks.de was reachab le Saturday, and so was i ts Swiss domain. The Swiss address direc ts traffic to servers in Franc e, where political pressu re quickly mounted wi th Industry Minister Er ic Besson on Friday saying it was unacceptable to host a site that "violates the secr et of diplomatic relations." PayPal cuts WikiLeaks from money flow

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He added the Florida Rural W ater Association, a p ublic/private resource for w ater and water treatment s ystems, has been brought in t o determine if a new rate s tructure is needed, as it has d one before. The associat ion's report is expected to be p resented to the town council o n Jan. 24. According to Gary F reeman, director of utilities f or Lake Placid, a standard m odel is used to determine an e quitable rate structure. It i ncludes factors such as numb er of customers, actual gall ons used and meter sizes. Both Bastardi and Freeman s aid it is easier to produce w ater than clean it, and they b oth said it's important to r emember water and sewer s ervices are closely linked w ater that comes into a home o r business has to leave it, as w ell. "Our actual costs are h igh," said Freeman. "(When c leaning water) we have to h aul sludge, buy chemicals, c hlorine, lime. Every day is s ampling. We have to pay for ( regular) tests labs that are n ot cheap and we need to pay for a (skilled) certified operator. "Rates may not be lowered," he warned. This comes as bad news to Mark Tharp, the owner along with his sons of the Golden Corral Restaurant. Tharp is concerned enough about his new utility bills to have attended the Oct. 4 town meeting to voice his concerns. "We'd like to stay a profit organization, not become a non-profit," he said at the time. In an interview Friday Tharp said, "I was not against buying Highlands Utilities, and I knew we were going to have a rate increase. I was expecting 15 to 20 percent, maybe 25 percent. But the increase is over 60 percent. My first bill is 63 percent higher. "The new rate really punishes high use," Tharp said. "The residential rate for over 21,000 gallons (of water use) is $3.45 per 1,000 gallons. The non-resident rate is $7.25. That was my beef. It creates an anti-competitive environment." Tharp is far from the only unhappy businessman. Mike Wood, owner of Quick Lube, said his water and sewer rates have doubled as well. "I know I have a car wash, and the business has more impact (on water use), but why did the rates double?" he asked. "I was paying $5.52 per 1,000 gallons, now I'm paying $10.15. My last bill was $1,766.65." Wood wanted to know how some town department heads were able to get raises with the new fiscal year. Why weren't town salaries frozen and the money used to keep the utility rate down, he asked. "I feel like we were lied to the government has lost all control," he said. The cost of hooking up to the new sewer lines has Tony Morris, owner of Tony's Barber Shop on Interlake Boulevard, as upset as Wood and Tharp are over the rate structure. "(Hooking into) the sewer is just too expensive. Everyone is struggling," he said in an interview Friday. "Ahook-up will be about $6,800," he said, "Between $7,000 and $8,000 when it's all done. I just can't afford that now the economy's just too bad." Instead he pays a Service Availability fee an oppo rtunity to remain off the sy stem even if it passes right b y an owner's property. Morris said he was willin g to pay the fee, about $20, to keep the system viable, ev en though it meant he was pa ying for nothing. He'll wait until his sept ic tank fails, he said, befo re hooking into the town sy stem. "What we're looking fo r, residents and business es alike, is something we c an afford," Morris said. Page 8ANews-SunSunday, December 5, 2010www.newssun.com Established in 1985. WINDOW TINTING AUTO € COMMERCIAL € RESIDENTIAL OVER 21 YEARS EXPERIENCE TRUCK & AUTO ACCESSORIES863-471-9494330 US Hwy 27 N. Unit 4 € Sebring, FL LIFETIME WARRANTY ON WINDOW TINTING! € BUG SHIELDS € TOOL BOXES € SEAT COVERS € BED LINERS & MUCH MORE! CUSTOM GOLF CARTS ALSO AVAILABLE By SAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comAVON PARK Several Avon P ark High School seniors gathered i n the school's media center T hursday for mock job interviews. T he students were all professionally d ressed and armed with some i mpressive resumes as the each w ere assigned to one of six potent ial "bosses" for some tough quest ioning. The students'roles in this Junior A chievement exercise were to be a job-seeking graduate. Each of the students handed resumes to their interviewers with hopes of landing an entry-level job that will open the door into their future careers. The students, some of whom were quite sharp and seemed unnerved by the reporters, local business owners, and dignitaries who interviewed them, dove head first into the interview as if it were the real thing. The majority of the resumes showed that Avon Park Junior Achievers were all exceptional students as well as avid volunteer and community leaders. Most of the students held grade point averages between 3.5 and 4.0 and listed community involvement beginning in the first years of high school. The mock interviews'purpose was to prepare students for the workforce and all the challenges that can arise during an interview. The students were evaluated by each of the interviewers and given their scores and comments following the interviews. Be it nerves, forgetting their train of thought, or just plain uncertainty, the students all had to push it aside and put their game face on to deal with the real-life questions they were asked. Some students were surprisingly impressive with their answers and positive of their future goals. Some seemed a little less certain, but had all the drive and motivation in t he world to prepare them to take t he next step after graduation. The exercise brought students t he opportunity to get a feel for t he workforce and life after hig h school. Many of the students we re grateful they got a chance to lea rn from any mistakes they may ma ke along the way and how to prepa re for that real "big interview" on t he day that will certainly be aroun d before they know it. Avon Park HS students learn the ins and outs of a job interview Continued from page 1A Water rate structure leaves some LPbusinesses with sinking feeling I knew we were going to have a rate increase. I was expecting 15 to 20 percent, maybe 25 percent. But the increase is over 60 percent. My first bill is 63 percent higher ... It creates an anti-competitive environment.'MARKTHARP Golden Corral owner The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN

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By DAVID ESPO APSpecial CorrespondentWASHINGTON Senate R epublicans blocked legislat ion Saturday to let upperi ncome tax cuts expire on J an. 1, a showdown scripted b y Democrats eager to showc ase GOPlawmakers as d efenders of millionaires. "Do we want to extend t hose tax breaks for milliona ires and billionaires at a t ime of huge deficits. I would a rgue vociferously we s houldn't," said Sen. Chuck S chumer, D-N.Y., shortly b efore the votes. Republicans countered that n o taxes should be raised at a t ime the economy is recoveri ng from a recession. "It is t he most astounding theory I h ave ever seen, raise taxes to create jobs," said Sen. John Thune of South Dakota. Both measures would have extended expiring cuts for the middle class. Ironically, the votes were widely seen as a prelude to a possible agreement next week between the White House and congressional leaders on legislation that would avert tax increases at all income levels, as Republicans want. Any agreement is also expected to extend jobless benefits for the long-term unemployed, a Democratic priority, and possibly renew tax breaks the White House wants for college students, companies that hire the unemployed and lowerand middle-class wage earners. The Senate took the two votes on bills that would have permitted tax cuts to remain in effect at most incomes. Aproposal to let tax rates rise on Jan. 1 on incomes over $200,000 for individuals and $250,000 for couples fell on a vote of 53-36, seven short of the 60 needed to advance. An alternative advanced by Schumer and others but opposed by the White House would have let rates rise on incomes over $1 million. The vote was 53-37, also seven short of the 60 needed. Schumer supplied the political context. "I'm going to be here for the next year, next two years, to remind my colleagues that they were willing to increase the deficit $300 billion to give tax breaks to people who have income over a million dollars," he said in a reference to the 2012 elections. The News-Sun would like to remind the readers that the names listed below reflect those who have been charged with a crime, but they are all innocent until proven guilty by a court of law. If anyone listed here is acquitted or has charges dropped, they can bring in proof of such decision or mail a copy to the paper and the News-Sun will be happy to report that information. The News-Sun is at 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL 33870. The following people were booked into the Highlands County Jail on Thursday, Dec. 2: Travis Roy Bass, 20, of Avon Park, was charged with two counts of failure to appear reference possession of cannabis and possession of drug paraphernalia. Willie Edward Boatwright, 64, of Avon Park, was charged with driving while license suspended. Mateo Nicholas Castaneda, 20, was charged with violation of municipal ordinance. Jimmy Lamar Ford, 21, of Avon Park, was charged with violation of probation reference battery. Elizabeth Evelyn Harris, 41, of Sebring, was charged with forgery, two counts of fraud-illegal use of credit card, grand theft and fraudimpersonation. John Francis Hennessey, 63, of Sebring, was charged with DUI. Kendor Sarh Hewling, 36, of Sebring, was charged with failure to appear reference breach of peace. Andres Lunda-De La Luz, 21, of Avon Park, was arrested on an out-of-county warrant reference violation of probation for DUI. Michael Levon Rowe, 25, of Avon Park, was charged with two counts of failure to appear reference possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of cannabis. Steven Gregory Schock, 36, of Sebring, was charged with four counts of violation of probation reference child neglect, possession of a controlled substance, possession of methamphetamine, and driving with license suspended or revoked. Richard Norman Squires, 51, of Hamburg, Pa., was arrested on six out-of-county warrants reference attempted burglary of a dwelling, scheme to defraud, burglary, elder exploitation and battery/burglary assault. Brinder Ann Turner, 44, of Lake Placid, was charged with failure to appear reference petit theft. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, December 5, 2010Page 9A LIMITED SPACE … CALLTODAY! 5 DAYS a week$ 30 Get In Shape Learn Self Defense Improve Self Esteem Make Better Grades MARTIAL ARTS AMERICA471-2467 Best After School Program in SebringFREEPICKUP from: Kindergarten Learning Center, Cracker Trail, Sun-N-Lakes, Woodlawn, Fred Wild, Memorial, Hill Gustat, Sebring Middle/High Located on Kenilworth Sebring*Some Restrictions Apply Life Care, Not Day Care Family owned & operated since 1978 The City of Sebring Utilities Department will begin their annual ”ushing of “re hydrants on weekends starting December 10th. Flushing will be performed in the evening from 9:00 P.M. to 2:00 A.M. to minimize inconvenience to customers. At all times the water remains safe for consumption. If cloudiness or discoloration occurs after ”ushing in your area, please ”ush your service line by opening a faucet for 10 minutes. If water doesnt clear, please call 4715112 during business hours or 471-0166 after hours. NOTICE I ndian River Assistant State A ttorney David Dodd. Gov. Charlie Crist susp ended Carlson from the H ighlands County Board of C ounty Commissioners on N ov. 29 after prosecutors f ormally charged Carlson w ith boating under the influe nce manslaughter and vessel h omicide. The Florida Fish and W ildlife Conservation C ommission reports that J ulie Carlson died of severe h ead injuries in after the boat h er husband was operating h it a channel marker near S ebastian, in Indian River C ounty. Carlson entered a plea of n ot guilty on Nov. 22 to both c harges through his attorney K irk Connell, and the court w ill hold another private a ttorney docket call on Jan. 6 in front of Judge Robert L. Pegg in the 19th Judicial District. Adocket call lets the judge know where the case stands as it progresses to trial. If found guilty, Carlson could face the maximum penalty of up to 15 years in prison and a $10,000 fine, according to state statute. Blood alcohol content, blood alcohol concentration, or blood ethanol concentration is the actual level of alcohol in a person's blood expressed as a fractional percentage in terms of volume of alcohol per volume of blood in the body and is usually expressed in a decimal with 2-3 significant digits followed by a percentage sign, which means 1/100 of the previous number (e.g., 0.0008 expressed as a percentage is 0.08 percent). Continued from page 1A Carlson's BACwas above legal limit, FDLEreports POLICEBLOTTER Special to the News-SunSEBRING The Veteran S ervices Office, in coordinat ion with the Veterans A dvisory Board, will host a P earl Harbor Remembrance a t the Veteran Services O ffice at 2 p.m. Tuesday. T he Veteran Services Office i s at 7209 S. George Blvd., S ebring, directly behind the c ounty Health Department b uilding. The ceremony is to honor t he heroes of Pearl Harbor, D ec. 7, 1941, the day the J apanese attacked the United S tates on our military bases i n Hawaii. It is a day set a side to honor the service m embers who were serving a t Pearl Harbor 68 years ago. Joseph A. Dionne, serg eant major, U.S. Army ( Ret), Highlands County V eteran Services Officer, p lans to open the ceremony on the front portico of the Veteran Services Office Building. With a Navy Bell Toll Ceremony as a part of the ceremony, Denise Williams, Service Officer, will narrate and Betsy Waddell, CPO, U.S. Navy, (Ret), president of the Veterans Council of Highlands County Inc., will toll the bell. The Navy bell is on loan for the event by the Highlands Waves Unit 88. The guest speaker is Roberta Wade, a World War II veteran. The Lake Placid Junior ROTC will assist in the program with the Posting of the Colors, and David Flowers, director, County Facilities Management, will play a rendition of "Taps" on his trumpet. Among the participants in the Pearl Harbor Remembrance are familiar faces from other veteran organizations around the county. Waddell will give the purpose of the event; Williams, Veteran Services, will give the welcome. Fred Arbelo, commander of the Military Order of the Purple Heart, will lead the Pledge. Hank Marsh, president of the Veterans Advisory Board for the board of county commissioners, will introduce the guest speaker. Don Lipps, Christian Motorcyclist Association, will give the Benediction. Kim Ridgeway, Lake Placid Ministry Center, will lead the singing of the national anthem and "God Bless America". Roger Perkins with the Chaplain, 40 et 8 Unit 863, Lake Placid, will read the prayer for the Pearl Harbor victims. 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AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order rescheduling Foreclosure sale dated November 23, 2010 entered in Civil Case No. 2010-CA-000273 of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein HSBC BANK, USA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR SG MORTGAGE SECURITIES TRUST 2005-OPT1, ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-OPT1, Plaintiff and MARIAN GRASS are defendant(s), I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, AT THE JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE LOCATED AT 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FLORIDA AT 11:00 A.M., December 16, 2010, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: PARCEL 1: THE SOUTH 41.21. FEET OF THE WEST HALF OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHEAST QURTER AND THE WEST HALF OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 4, TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH, RANGE 29 EAST, LESS THE SOUTH 50 FEET OFTHE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 4, TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH, RANGE 29 EAST, LING WEST OF SSTATE ROADNO. 64, HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. PARCEL 2: COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 4, TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH, RANG E 29 EAST, HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE RUN EAST ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 4, A DISTANCE OF 110.0 FEET; THENCE RUN NORTH 03 DEGREES 05 MINUTES 00 SECONDS WEST ALONG A LINE PARALLEL WITH THE WEST LINE OF SAID SOUTHEAST QUARTER, A DISTANCE OF 50.07 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING OF A PARCEL OF LAND HEREINAFTER DESCRIBED; THENCE CONTINUE NORTH 03 DEGREES 05 MINUTES 00 SECONDS WEST, A DISTANCE OF 396.6 FEET; THENCE EAST 110.0 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 03 DEGREES 05 MINUTES 00 SECONDS EAST, A DISTANCE OF 396.6 FEET;T HENCE WEST 110.0 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, LESS THE SOUTH 50 FEET OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 4, TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH, RANGE 29 EAST, LYING WEST OF STATE ROAD NO. 64, HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 1050LegalsIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CASE NO.: 2008-CA-001577 DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY AS TRUSTEE UNDER POOLING AND SERVICING AGREEMENT DATED AS OF JUNE 1, 2007 SECURITIZED ASSET BACKED RECEIVABLES LLC TRUST 2007-BR5 MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-BR5 Plaintiff, vs. ELSIE CORDERO; DANIEL CORDERO; SEBRING RIDGE PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; Defendant(s). AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order rescheduling foreclosure sale dated March 23, 2010 entered in Civil Case No. 2008-CA-001577 of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein Deutsche Bank National Trust Company as Trustee under Pooling and Servicing Agreement Dated as of June 1, 2007 Securitized Asset Backed Receivables LLC Trust 2007-BR5 Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2007-BR5, Plaintiff and Elsie Cordero are defendant(s), I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, AT THE JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE LOCATED AT 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FLORIDA AT 11:00 A.M., DECEMBER 16, 2010, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 6, BLOCK 12, SEBRING RIDGE, SECTION G, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 12, PAGE 28, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. DATED at SEBRING, Florida, this 2th day of November, 2010. ROBERT W. GERMAINE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Highlands County, Florida By: /s/ Annette E. Daff Deputy Clerk ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: SHAPIRO & FISHMAN, LLP 4630 Woodland Corporate Blvd. Suite 100 Tampa, FL 33614 (813)880-8888 November 28; December 5, 2010 1050Legals 1000 Announcements HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM YOUR FRIENDS AT YOUR HOMETOWN PAPER THE NEWS-SUN

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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 LegalsHIGHLANDS COUNTYBOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERSGENERAL SERVICES & PURCHASINGSECTION 00010INVITATION TO BID (ITB) The Board of County Commissioners (BCC), Highlands County, Sebring, Florida, will receive sealed bids in the County Purchasing Department for:ITB 11-018 SUN N' LAKE OF SEBRING SIDEWALKS AT VARIOUS LOCATIONS PROJECT No. 08063 NIGP COMMODITY/SERVICES CODE 913-47Copies of the drawings, specifications, and other Contract Documents are on file and available for public inspection at the office of Danielle Gilbert, Acting Director, Highlands County General Services /Purchasing Department, 4320 George Blvd., Sebring, FL 33875-5803 Telephone: 863-402-6524; Fax: 863-402-6735, or by E-Mail: HYPERLINK "mailto:dgilbert@hcbcc.org" dgilbert@hcbcc.org. Copies of the drawings and specifications may be obtained from the above location upon payment of $25.00, including sales tax for each set. No partial sets will be issued.A MANDATORY Pre-Bid meeting will be held at 10:00 A.M. on THURSDAY; DECEMBER 16TH, 2010 in the Engineering Training Room, 505 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870. All potential BIDDERS are encouraged attend this meeting.Submit one (1) original and three (3) copies of your bid form, bid security and other required data in a sealed envelope and marked with the bid number and name so as to identify the enclosed bid submittal. Bids must be delivered to Highlands County Purchasing Department, 4320 George Blvd., Sebring, FL 33875-5803 so as to reach said office no later than 2:00 P.M., THURSDAY; JANUARY 6TH, 2010 at which time they will be opened. Bids received later than the date and time as specified will be rejected. The Board will not be responsible for the late deliveries of bids that are incorrectly addressed, delivered in person, by mail or any other type of delivery service.One or more County Commissioners may be in attendance at either or both of the above meetings.BIDDERS submitting responses must submit bids on all work to receive consideration. A Bid Bond or Cashier's Check in an amount of five percent (5%) of the bid must be included on bids over $100,000.00. If the successful bid is greater than $200,000.00, a Public Construction Bond will be required. A n Irrevocable Letter of Credit may be considered in lieu of the Public Construction Bond depending on its verbiage. Bid must be accompanied by evidence of BIDDER'S qualifications to do business in the State of Florida, in accordance with F.S. 489.The principal features of the Project are:To provide all labor, materials and equipment to construct a 5' wide sidewalk on the west side of Ponce DeLeon Boulevard from Sun N' Lake Boulevard to Granada Boulevard and along the north side of Granada Boulevard from Ponce DeLeon Boulevard to the Edgewater Drive approximately 4,600+/Lf. The work consists of constructing new pavement surface, minor clearing and minor swale improvements.The Highlands County Board of County Commissioners (HCBCC / County) reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids or any parts thereof, and the award, if an award is made, will be made to the most responsive and responsible bidder whose bid and qualifications indicate that the award will be in the best interest of Highlands County. The Board reserves the right to waive irregularities in the bid.The Board of County Commissioners of Highlands County, Florida, does not discriminate upon the basis of any individual's disability status. This non-discrimination policy involves every aspect of the Board's functions, including one's access to, participation, employment or treatment in its programs or activities. Anyone requiring reasonable accommodation as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act or Section 286.26 Florida Statutes should contact Mr. John Minor, ADA Coordinator at: 863-402-6509 (Voice), or via Florida Relay Service 711, or by e-mail: jminor@hcbcc.org. Requests for CART or interpreter services should be made at least 24 hours in advance to permit coordination of the service.Board of County CommissionersPurchasing DepartmentHighlands County, Florida Website: HYPERLINK http://www.hcbcc.net" www.hcbcc.net November 21, 28; December 5, 2010 1055HighlandsCounty Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. PC 10-482 Division Probate NOTICE TO CREDITORS (Summary Administration) IN RE: ESTATE OF VIVIAN RUTH SEARS Deceased. TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS A GAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: You are hereby notified that an Order of Summary Administration has been entered in the estate of VIVIAN RUTH SEARS, deceased, File Number PC10-482, by the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Clerk of the Court, Highlands County Courthouse, 530 South Commerce Avenue; that the decedent's date of death was February 27, 2010; that the total value of the estate is $19,045.80 and that the names and addresses of those to whom it has been assigned by such order are: Estate of Emanuel J. "Bud" Sears, 1995 E. Oakland Park, Ste. 105, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33306. ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the estate of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent other than those for whom provision for full payment was made in the Order of Summary Administration must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE. A LL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER APPLICABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is December 5, 2010. Person Giving Notice:Estate of Emanuel J. "Bud" Searsc/o Richard W. Morrison1995 E. Oakland Park Blvd., Ste 105 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 33306 A ttorney for Person Giving Notice: John K. McClureAttorney for Emanuel J. SearsFlorida Bar No. 286958MCCLURE & LOBOZZO211 S. Ridgewood Dr.Sebring, Florida 33870Telephone: (863) 402-1888Fax: (863) 402-2436 December 5, 12, 2010 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO. 09-CA-000432 CAROLINA FIRST BANK, ETC., Plaintiff, v. HOLLY H. MANIVONG, et al., Defendants. AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Summary Judgment entered in the above-styled cause in the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida, the clerk of Highlands County will sell the property situated in Highlands County, Florida, described as: Description of Mortgage and Personal Property Lot 16, Block 252, PLACID LAKES-SECTION TWENTY, according to the Plat thereof on file in the Office of the clerk of the Circuit Court in and for Highlands County, Florida recorded in Plat Book 9, Page 31; said lands situate, lying and being in Highlands County, Florida. The street address of which is 127 Cayman Street NE, Lake Placid, Florida 3352. at a Public Sale, to the highest bidder, for cash, at the front entrance of the Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 3387-3701 on DECEMBER 16, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. Dated: NOVEMBER 24, 2010. A ny person claiming an inteest in the surplus funds 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 ROBERT W. GERMAINE, CLERK Clerk of the Circuit Court Highlands County, Florida By: /s/ Annette E. Daff Deputy Clerk November 28, December 5, 2010 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. DATED at SEBRING, Florida, this 24th day of November, 2010. ROBERT W. GERMAINE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Highlands County, Florida By: /s/ Annette E. Daff Deputy Clerk A TTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: SHAPIRO & FISHMAN, LLP 4630 Woodland Corporate Blvd. Suite 100 Tampa, FL 33614 (813)880-8888 November 28; December 5, 2010 1050Legals LOOKING FOR THAT SPECIAL HOME?Search the News-Sun Classifieds every Sunday, Wednesday and Friday. GOING, GOING, GONE! NEWS-SUN CLASSIFIEDS GET RESULTS! DONT'T DELAY, CALL TODAY, 385-6155 LOOKING FOR AN APARTMENT? Search the News-Sun Classifieds every Sunday, Wednesday and Friday. WANT NEW FURNITURE? Need to sell the old furniture first? Call News-Sun classifieds, 385-6155. Then shop till you drop!

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www.newssun.comNews-Sun Sunday, December 5, 2010Page 13 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. 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. $350 863-655-1644 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 that 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 & SuppliesSTRING TRIMMER/ Husqvarna Model 124L, slightly used, like new $150. 863-453-7027 7400Lawn & GardenLOOKING FORused car in good condition. Call 863-465-0978. 7340Wanted to Buy 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 -BUSINESS CLOSED! 1812 Elf Dr., Thurs-Fri-Sat, Dec 9th, 10th & 11th, 8am-? New & Clean Items, good used, window decals, crafts, jewelry, tools, pictures, Toy Story Figurines, Fax, Phones, Display Shelves, Health & Weight Loss info. 863-414-4066 AVON PARKMOVING SALE! 1227 Seamans St., (behind Checkers) Fri., Dec. 3rd, 7am-? Antique Furniture, Clocks, Queen Bedroom Set, & Lots of Misc. 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. GARDEN CARTnew, steel, 800 lb. capacity. $65 863-655-1063 7310Bargain Buys SWEATER -Ladies, Kim Rogers, med. size, like new. $5 863-446-0972 or 863-382-0972 MICROWAVE -GE 1.1 cu ft. 1100 watt, 211/4"Wx 113/4"Hx 153/4" D. $75 obo. $75. 863-386-1885 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 COMPUTER DESK,chrome & black, ex. cond. $50. 863-446-0972 or 863-382-0972 COFFEE MAKERGevalia (12 cup) LIKE NEW! $20. 863-471-2502 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. 7310Bargain Buys 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. 7300Miscellaneous NEW FURNITURE FOR LESS! HIGHPOINT FURNITURE OUTLET STORE 2346 U.S. 27 N, SEBRINGNorthofLowes&acrossfrom HomeDepot 7180FurnitureREFRIGERATOR -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 SEBRING -3BR, 1BA, $600/mo; 4BR, 1.5BA, $600/mo.; 1BR, 1BA Apt., $300/mo (Downtown off Circle); 2BR, 1BA w/workshop & garage, $550/mo; 3BR, 2BA Lake Josephine area, $550/mo; 3BR, 1BA, $500/mo; Spacious 2 or 3BR, 2BA Lakewood area, $700/mo; 2BR, 1BA Duplex, $450/mo; 1BR, 1BA Apt (by WalMart) $350/mo. EASY MOVE-IN RATES! 863-655-3504 LAKE PLACIDConvenient efficiency and small 1BR Apt.; located at 683 & 685 Lake June Rd, $375/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. 6300Unfurnished Houses SEBRING -DINNER LAKE AREA 1BR, 1BA Apartments for Rent. $375-$395/mo. Includes water. Large rooms, fresh paint & tile floors. Call Gary Johnson @ 863-381-1861 .RELAX ATLake Isis VillasLuxurious 2BR Apartment. Clean & Quiet Setting. Call 863-453-2669 LEMONTREE APARTMENTS1015 West Bell St. Avon Park, FL 33825(off US 27, behind Wendy's)1BR, 1BA $495/Month+ 200 security deposit (Water, Sewer & Garbage Incl) Pets Welcome* Full Size Washer/Dryer Open 8 am 7 pm 7 Days a Week Call Alan, (386) 503-8953 BEST RENTAL IN TOWN! Large 2BR, 1BA totally remodeled, washer/dryer hook-ups. Available Immediately! Call 321-537-5681 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. 6200UnfurnishedApartments AVON PARKApartment with balcony overlooking Lake Verona and City Park 100 E. Main St. Laundry Facilities. SPECIAL : $325/mo. 863-453-8538 AVON PARK** Highlands Apartments 1680 North Delaware 1BR, 1BA & 2BR, 2BA Available. Central Heat & Air. Extra insulation. 1st & Sec. Call 863-449-0195 6200UnfurnishedApartments SPRING LAKESPACIOUS 2BR, 2BA, Tile, cathedral ceilings, screened lanai. A dults preferred, non-smoking, no pets. $625/mo. + security deposit. Lawn maintenance included. 863-655-0451 SEBRING -CUTE 2BR, 1BA, new tile floors & insulation. Kids and most pets ok. 4911 Manatee. $490/mo. + $300 security deposit to move in. 863-446-7274 or 863-471-0840 SEBRING -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 Rentals SEBRING -RV Park, Close to Downtown, 1BR, 1BA & Efficiencies, $325-$400/mo; 2BR 2BA, $400/mo. EASY MOVE-IN RATES! 863-655-3504 A VON 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 Park WANT NEW FURNITURE? Need to sell the old furniture first? Call News-Sun classifieds, 385-6155. Then shop till you drop!CASTLE 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 62 years or older, handicap/disabled, regardless of age. For rental information & applications please call: 863-452-6565 TDD: 1-800-955-8771 THIS INSTITUTION IS AN Equal Opportunity Provider and EmployerLos Apt. de Castle Hill de Avon ParkEstan aceptando aplicaciones para Apts. de 1 y 2 recamaras. Disponible a personas de 62 ancs o mas, incapacidad fisica/mental, no importa la edad. Para mas informacion favor de llamar 863-452-6565. TDD: 1-800-955-8771 Esta Institucion Es De Igualdad De Oportunidad Al Proveedor, Y Empleador

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CityHiLoWCityHiLoWTodayTomorrowTuesdayCityHiLoWHiLoWHiLoWTodayTomorrowTuesdayCityHiLoWHiLoWHiLoWTodayTomorrowTuesdayCityHiLoWHiLoWHiLoWTodayTomorrowTuesdayCityHiLoWHiLoWHiLoWFor 3 p.m.today For today A storm starting Dec.5, 1950, set records in Duluth, Minn.The first was maximum 24-hour snowfall of 25.4 inches;the second was maximum single-storm snowfall of 35.2 inches. Relative humidity ....................43% Expected air temperature ........69¡ Makes it feel like ......................67¡ Sun and moon Moon phases NewFirstFullLast Dec 5Dec 13Dec 21Dec 27 Washington W a s h i n g t o n 42/27 4 2 / 2 7 New York N e w Y o r k 39/30 3 9 / 3 0 Miami M i a m i 77/53 7 7 / 5 3 Atlanta A t l a n t a 46/25 4 6 / 2 5 Detroit D e t r o i t 32/20 3 2 / 2 0 Houston H o u s t o n 57/35 5 7 / 3 5 Chicago C h i c a g o 26/11 2 6 / 1 1 Minneapolis M i n n e a p o l i s 16/2 1 6 / 2 Kansas City K a n s a s C i t y 34/14 3 4 / 1 4 El Paso E l P a s o 68/36 6 8 / 3 6 Denver D e n v e r 42/17 4 2 / 1 7 Billings B i l l i n g s 30/8 3 0 / 8 Los Angeles L o s A n g e l e s 68/52 6 8 / 5 2 San Francisco S a n F r a n c i s c o 57/49 5 7 / 4 9 Seattle S e a t t l e 44/33 4 4 / 3 3 Washington 42/27 New York 39/30 Miami 77/53 Atlanta 46/25 Detroit 32/20 Houston 57/35 Chicago 26/11 Minneapolis 16/2 Kansas City 34/14 El Paso 68/36 Denver 42/17 Billings 30/8 Los Angeles 68/52 San Francisco 57/49 Seattle 44/33 Shown are noon positions of weather systems and precipitation.Temperature bands ar e highs for the day.Forecast high and low temperatures are given for selected citie s. Persistent chilly winds blowing will continue to generate lake-effect snow showers today down wind of the Great Lakes, with flurries extending south along the Appalachians and east into New England. Meanwhile, cold air will rush into the South behind a cold front, lowering temperatures nearly 20 degrees compared to yesterday along the Gulf coast.As the front pushes south, a couple of showers will be possible across southern Texas and South Florida.Frigid conditions will persist across the northern Plains and Midwest. National Forecast for December 5 A passing shower during the morning;otherwise, intervals of clouds and sun today.Clear and cold tonight.Partly sunny and cool tomorrow.Tuesday:breezy and cool with bright sunshine.Wednesday and Thursday:mostly sunny and cool. Avon Park Tallahassee Jacksonville St.Petersburg Miami Sebring Lorida Lake Placid Venus 74/42 74/42 72/37 72/38 58/33 59/30 69/46 77/53 72/37Shown is today's weather.Temperatures are today's highs and tonight's lows Regional forecast Water restrictions Almanac Farm reportA passing shower this morning.Winds northwest 7-14 mph.Expect 3-6 hours of sunshine with a 55% chance of precipitation and humidity 80% early, 50% in the afternoon. FRONTS Shower s T-storm Rain Flurries Snow Ice Cold Warm StationaryDaytona Beach6638pc6030pc5330s Ft.Laud.Bch7851pc7243s6441s Fort Myers7446pc6541s6035s Gainesville6330pc5524pc5021s Homestead AFB7649pc7240s6238s Jacksonville5930s5626pc4921s Key West7662pc6957s6554s Miami7753pc7142s6340s Orlando6841pc6335pc5631s Pensacola5633pc5427s5129s Sarasota7145pc6341pc5935s Tallahassee5833pc5424pc5121s Tampa6842pc6138pc6035s W.Palm Bch7645pc6937s6035sTemperature(Readings at Archbold Biological Station in Lake Placid)High Tuesday ..........................85 Low Tuesday ............................59 High Wednesday ....................70 Low Wednesday ......................69 High Thursday ........................67 Low Thursday ..........................43 Precipitation Tuesday ..............................0.00" Wednesday ........................0.00" Thursday ............................0.00" Month to date ......................0.00" Year to date ......................54.82" Barometer Tuesday ..............................30.08 Wednesday ........................30.20 Thursday ............................30.15 Tides(Readings at St.Petersburg)High ..............................3:47 p.m. Low ..............................8:01 a.m. High ....................................none Low ..............................5:48 p.m.(Readings at Palm Beach)High ..............................8:03 a.m. Low ..............................1:18 a.m. High ..............................8:08 p.m. Low ..............................1:49 p.m. Lake Levels Lake Jackson ....................78.36' Lake Okeechobee ..............12.91' Normal ..............................14.51' TodaySunrise ....6:59 a.m. Sunset ......5:34 p.m. Moonrise ..6:53 a.m. Moonset ....5:35 p.m. MondaySunrise ....7:00 a.m. Sunset ......5:34 p.m. Moonrise ..7:51 a.m. Moonset ....6:33 p.m.If your address (house number) ends in... ...0 or 1, water only on Monday ...2 or 3, water only on Tuesday ...4 or 5, water only on Wednesday ...6 or 7, water only on Thursday ...8 or 9*, water only on Friday and locations without a discernible address TodayTodayNational summary:Regional summary: Forecasts and graphics provided by AccuWeather,Inc. 2010 -10s-0s0s10s20s30s40s50s60s70s80s90s100s110sAccuWeather.com

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By KATE ROWLAND Special to the News-SunSEBRING As one of only three returning varsity players on the Lady Streaks basketball squad, Shannon Williams carries a lot of responsibility on her shoulders. When the team's only senior racked up two fouls in the first few minutes of Friday's District 5-5Agame with Liberty, Williams did her best to lead her team from the bench. But Williams'teammates needed to step up, and that's just what they did in Friday's backand-forth 47-42 victory over the Chargers in Sebring's (3-4 overall, 1-2) first district win of the young season. "I kept talking and helping out from the bench," Williams said. "It's tough being the only senior on the team, but I'm proud of my teammates. "My main goal this year is to be patient because we're going to be learning as the season goes on." Juniors Emily Rose and Samantha Jansen, Sebring's remaining two returning varsity players, stepped up on offense and defense, as Jansen tallied 11 points while Rose tipped in three. "Last year Liberty wasn't this good," said Jansen, a three-sport athlete who also plays By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comThe chill in the outside air s eemed to stick with the Blue S treak shooters Friday night o n their trip to Winter Haven. But things heated up soon e nough and Sebring fought b ack from a big early deficit t o take down the Blue Devils 6 5-61. "We were really c old with our scoring a t first," head coach P rinceton Harris said. We were down 12 b efore we even s cored a point. But t hen a light seemed to g o off and they reali zed they were in a game." The frigid start saw the S treaks down 16-5 after the f irst period, and 21-5 early in t he second. But from there, the defense c lamped down. "They had a hard time with o ur press," Harris said. "We h ad a big line up with long a rms, Zack (Bullock), Toby ( Solebello) and Matt (Taylor) w ere the front line and Devin (Clarke) was floating back like a free safety. It caused a lot of turnovers, got us some easy scoring chances and brought us back." It brought about a 21-6 second-quarter margin that had Sebring up 26-22 at the half. From there, it was a back and forth affair with the both sets of boys in blue matching the others efforts. And one of the Streaks'early-season bugaboos would soon come into play free throw shooting. "We hit our free throws down the stretch," Harris said. "That has cost us in a couple games already, but Toby hit some key free throws and Trini (Sutton) was perfect at the line. "Trini really stepped up for us," he continued. "He had the hot hand so we just kept the ball in his hands. It By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comLAKE PLACID The Devils downed the Dragons 52-32 in a dervish display during the second half of the matchup Friday night in Lake Placid. "The Lord blessed us with a win. We have put in some hard work and we are starting to gel," said Avon Park's Head Coach Luther Clemons after the win. The Devils seemed a bit flat-footed coming out in the first two periods but were able to stay out front of the Dragons 22-14 when they left the court for the half. Both teams played a hard manup defense, leaving the last half to the press and proving that both were strong finishers. Tre Flemming led the Dragon barrage, using his lay-ups to score 14 in the second half, mostly due to his steal and break style of play. All told, Flemming would net 18 for the evening, setting the bar as Lake Placid's leading scorer as well as the game's. The patented, Red Devil third-period press awoke after the buzzer, and senior Devil Avierre Conner commanded the Devil offense, and picked up 16 points for the night. "We are getting into the grind of the season, and this is all part of the transition," assistant coach Alvin Conner said. "We are just now starting to gel together as a team." "Everyone is up to play us, it's not so much that we were sluggish in the first half, but that Lake Placid came to play. They worked us hard with their defense," Conner said. The Devils also stressed defense all night, keeping Lake Placid from running up a score. "We are playing pretty good defense, and we are moving the ball around. We are pleased to get away with it. Anytime you can get a 20 point win you are happy," Conner said. The win puts Avon Park's record at 3-0 for the season so far, and 2-0 in the District 9-3Arace. Lake Placid drops to 0-2 for the season, and 0-1 in the district. But the season has just begun, and Conner is looking forward to more hard pressed match-ups in the near future. "We are starting to play those two and three games a week. And that grind will wear us down some," he said. "We need to keep working on our defense. Defense wins championships and offense sells tickets, we are trying to work on defense right now." The Devils were back at it Saturday at Charlotte before continuing their district slate Tuesday with a home game against Frostproof. The Dragons stay out of district early in the week as they travel to Vangua rd Monday and host Fo rt Meade Tuesday. SPORTS B SECTION Inside This Section NFLPA prepares for lockout . .3B Dolphins aim to run . . .3B Florida Prep Football . . .4B News-Sun Sunday, December 5, 2010 By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comWith Thursday night's 3-0 w in at Liberty High School, S ebring made it two straight a nd improved its'season r ecord to 5-4 overall and 4-2 i n district play. But it was a slow start as t hings remained scoreless through the first half and nearly halfway through the second half. Blue Streak keeper Ethan Smith, meanw hile, was backing up the d efense and fending off all C harger shots on goal. Not that his defense wasn't u p to the task as Derek D rummond had five clears o ut of the Sebring zone, D onovan White had four and E lias Salgado, Nick Perez a nd Joshua Bowyer had one Soccer Streaks pick up win News-Sun file photo by DAN HOEHNE Marcello Gori had two assists Thursday to help Sebring to a 3-0 win at Liberty. News-Sun photo by BETH BALDRIDG E Reggie Baker and the Red Devils pulled away from a game Green Dragon squad in the third quarter of Friday's 5232 win at Lake Placid. News-Sun file photo by DAN HOEHNE T rini Sutton sends a pass upcourt, but did more offensively, scoring 20 points to lead Sebring to Friday's win at W inter Haven. Red Devils run past Green Dragons Avon Park52Lake Placid32 Sebring65Winter Haven61 See SEBRING, page 4B News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Meghan Williams grabs hold of this corner kick in Sebring's come-from-behind, 2-1 win over visiting Ridge Friday night. Sebring3Liberty0 By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comSEBRING With the temperatures dropping, both the Sebring and Ridge Community High School soccer squads found it difficult to get their offenses warmed up Friday night. And after taking a loss to the Lady Bolts in the season opener, Sebring was determined to not let history repeat itself on their own turf. The game was neck-andneck throughout the first half, with shots on goal from each side that just could not seem to break through either of the keepers. Things then heated up for a short stretch early in the se cond half. Just minutes into the fin al 40 minutes, Ridge would p ut the first goal on t he board. But Sebring wou ld answer back with in minutes with a McKenzie Hargad en goal to tie the game. Hargaden kept t he fire lit as she th en offered an assist to Jennifer Cochran who scor ed to make it a 2-1 game in Sebring's favor within mi nutes of her own goal. Lady Streaks, Dragons pick up Friday wins See SOCCER, page 4B Sebring tops Blue Devils See HOOPS, page 4B News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHN E Sam Jansen scored six staight points during a crucial third-quarter run in Sebring's 47-42 win over Liberty Friday. Sebring47Liberty42 Sebring2Ridge1 Blue Streaks stop Liberty's charge See LADIES, p a g e 4B

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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.LP Tennis Car WashLAKE PLACID With low funds threatening to put a damper on their upcoming season, the Lake Placid tennis teams are taking the task of raising money into their own hands. The Green Dragons of the courts will be holding a car wash at Bank of America 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 out these young athletes as they strive to help their own cause.SFCC Holiday Baseball CampAVON PARK The South Florida Community College baseball program will be hosting a Youth Holiday Camp 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 person, with a $5 discount for families with more than one child participating. SFCC Head Coach Rick Hitt will serve as showcase director, with the help of assistant coach Andy Polk and Panther players. The camp is designed to provide quality baseball instruction, with emphasis on fundamentals and improvement in all 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.Panther Volleyball CampAVONPARK The South Flori da Community College Volleyball progra m will be hosting a four week training cam p running from Jan. 6-Feb. 3 for playe rs from 6th to 12th grade. The camp will meet Tuesday's an d Thursday's from 6:30-8:30 p.m. and pr ovides individual skill development an d basic tactics in a positive learning env ironment. All campers will receive individual an d team instruction from Coach Ki m Crawford and members of the 201011 Lady Panthers. Crawford is a three-time college A llAmerican and played professionally in Europe, on the Bud Light Profession al Beach Tour for Team Nike and on the P ro California Grass Tour. She has been trained by many Olymp ic coaches and looks forward to sharing h er vast volleyball knowledge with all cam p participants. The camp cost is $100 and is limited to the first 30 to register. To register, go to www.southflorida.edu and select the vo lleyball site. Click on "volleyball camp," print o ut Admissions Application and Emergen cy Treatment forms. Mail Admissions Application an d Emergency Treatment forms as indicat ed on application form, or bring to t he Cashier's Office in Building B. For more information, contact t he SFCC Athletic Department at the follow ing campus phone numbers at extensio n 7037 Avon Park/Sebring, 784-703 7; Lake Placid, 465-5300; DeSoto, 49 47500; Hardee, 773-2252; or ema il kim.crawford@southflorida.edu AMERICAN CONFERENCEEast WLTPctPFPA New England920.818334266 N.Y. Jets920.818264187 Miami650.545205225 Buffalo290.182229295 South WLTPctPFPA Indianapolis650.545282252 Jacksonville650.545240294 Tennessee560.455257218 Houston570.417288321 North WLTPctPFPA Baltimore830.727250188 Pittsburgh830.727254181 Cleveland470.364216229 Cincinnati290.182225288 West WLTPctPFPA Kansas City740.636285231 San Diego650.545310225 Oakland560.455255256 Denver380.273250323NATIONAL CONFERENCEEast WLTPctPFPA Philadelphia840.667344281 N.Y. Giants740.636277240 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 Philadelphia 34, Houston 24 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 Boston154.789 New York119.550412Toronto811.4217 New Jersey614.300912Philadelphia514.26310 Southeast Division WLPctGB Orlando154.789 Atlanta137.650212Miami128.600312Charlotte712.3688 Washington612.333812Central Division WLPctGB Chicago98.529 Indiana99.50012Cleveland711.389212Milwaukee612.333312Detroit614.300412WESTERN CONFERENCESouthwest Division WLPctGB San Antonio163.842 Dallas154.7891 New Orleans136.6843 Memphis812.400812Houston712.3689 Northwest Division WLPctGB Utah156.714 Denver126.667112Oklahoma City137.650112Portland811.4216 Minnesota415.21110 Pacific Division WLPctGB L.A. Lakers146.700 Phoenix109.526312Golden State811.421512Sacramento413.235812L.A. Clippers416.20010 ___ Thursday's Games Miami 118, Cleveland 90 Phoenix 107, Golden State 101 Friday's Games Charlotte 91, New Jersey 84, OT Toronto 111, Oklahoma City 99 Washington 83, Portland 79 Atlanta 93, Philadelphia 88 Orlando 104, Detroit 91 Houston 127, Memphis 111 New York 100, New Orleans 92 Boston 104, Chicago 92 San Antonio 107, Minnesota 101 Denver 109, L.A. Clippers 104 Phoenix 105, Indiana 97 L.A. Lakers 113, Sacramento 80 Dallas 93, Utah 81 Saturday's Games Atlanta at Miami, late Charlotte at Philadelphia, late Houston at Chicago, late Cleveland at Minnesota, late Orlando at Milwaukee, late Dallas at Sacramento, late Sunday's Games Boston at New Jersey, 1 p.m. New York at Toronto, 1 p.m. Cleveland at Detroit, 6 p.m. Golden State at Oklahoma City, 7 p.m. New Orleans at San Antonio, 7 p.m. Memphis at Denver, 8 p.m. Washington at Phoenix, 8 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Portland, 9 p.m.EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLOTPtsGFGA Pittsburgh1782368264 Philadelphia1574348764 N.Y. Rangers16111338274 New Jersey8152184674 N.Y. Islanders5145155180 Northeast Division WLOTPtsGFGA Montreal1682346852 Boston1482307047 Ottawa11141235879 Buffalo10133236773 Toronto8124205170 Southeast Division WLOTPtsGFGA Washington1872389171 Tampa Bay1493317889 Atlanta13103298277 Carolina11113257379 Florida10140206265WESTERN CONFERENCECentral Division WLOTPtsGFGA Detroit1742368259 Chicago14122308682 Columbus1491296562 St. Louis1293276368 Nashville1185275863 Northwest Division WLOTPtsGFGA Vancouver1473317861 Colorado1393298676 Minnesota11113256072 Calgary11132247278 Edmonton9124226892 Pacific Division WLOTPtsGFGA Dallas1581317063 Phoenix1275297070 Anaheim13123297184 Los Angeles14100286659 San Jose1284287268 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. ___ Thursday's Games Boston 8, Tampa Bay 1 Edmonton 5, Toronto 0 Montreal 5, New Jersey 1 N.Y. Rangers 6, N.Y. Islanders 5 Pittsburgh 3, Atlanta 2 San Jose 4, Ottawa 0 Dallas 2, Washington 1 Los Angeles 3, Florida 2 Friday's Games Calgary 3, Minnesota 2, SO N.Y. Rangers 2, N.Y. Islanders 0 Carolina 2, Colorado 1, OT Buffalo 5, Columbus 0 Vancouver 3, Chicago 0 Detroit 4, Anaheim 0 Saturday's Games New Jersey at Philadelphia, late San Jose at Montreal, late Boston at Toronto, late Buffalo at Ottawa, late Atlanta at Washington, late Pittsburgh at Columbus, late Colorado at Tampa Bay, late Carolina at Nashville, late Minnesota at Dallas, late Florida at Phoenix, late St. Louis at Edmonton, late Detroit at Los Angeles, late Sunday's Games Philadelphia at N.Y. Islanders, 1 p.m. Ottawa at N.Y. Rangers, 5 p.m. Calgary at Chicago, 7 p.m. Phoenix at Anaheim, 8 p.m. St. Louis at Vancouver, 9 p.m. EAST Connecticut 94, UMBC 61 Iona 94, Canisius 85 Marist 80, Niagara 72 Nazareth, N.Y. 57, Brockport 47 Rochester 80, Hobart 77 Villanova 71, Saint Joseph's 60 SOUTH Centre 63, Rhodes 60 Georgia 66, UAB 64 Va. Intermont 91, Alice Lloyd 83 Xavier, NO 70, Talladega 63 MIDWEST Beloit 71, Monmouth, Ill. 58 Birmingham-Southern 65, DePauw 57 Carthage 71, Hope 70 Greenville 99, Mid-Continent 94 Lake Forest 66, Carroll, Wis. 60 Mary 84, St. Cloud St. 81 Minn. Duluth 68, Minn.-Crookston 44 Minn. St., Mankato 74, Wayne, Neb. 63 Minn. St., Moorhead 60, Bemidji St. 58 Monmouth, N.J. 64, E. Michigan 63 Northern St., S.D. 96, Concordia, St.P. 94, OT Ripon 97, Knox 79 St. Norbert 112, Grinnell 85 Wheaton, Ill. 86, Calvin 64 FAR WEST Idaho 63, North Dakota 42 Kansas St. 63, Washington St. 58 Portland 58, Montana 54 TOURNAMENT A+ Autobrokers Holiday Invitational First Round Mount Vernon Nazarene 78, Fisher 63 Trevecca Nazarene 87, Goshen 70 Comfort Inn Classic First Round Slippery Rock 68, Dominican, N.Y. 67 Roland Wierville Hoops Classic First Round Asbury 81, Union, Ky. 76 Berea 131, Mansfield 53 EXHIBITION Northwestern, Minn. 90, Finlandia 75FOOTBALLNFL Players Association NFLPASuspended agent Gary Wichard for nine months for his role in a recruiting scandal involving the University of North Carolina. Revoked the agent certification of Teague Egan, who gave a ride across campus to Southern California RB Dillon Baxter, a violation of NCAA rules. LOCALSCHEDULE SPORTSSNAPSHOTS THESCOREBOARD Lake Placid MONDAY: Boys Basketball at Vanguard,7 p.m.; Girls Basketball vs.Walker Memorial, 6:30 p.m. TUESDAY: Boys Basketball vs.Ft.Meade,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Basketball at Ft.Meade, 6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Soccer at Sebring,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Weightlifting at Hardee,6 p.m. Sebring MONDAY: Boys Basketball vs.Liberty,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Soccer at Liberty,7 p.m. TUESDAY: Girls Basketball at Haines City,6/7:30 p.m.; Boys Soccer at Winter Haven, 6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Soccer vs.Lake Placid,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Weightlifting at Hardee,6 p.m. THURSDAY: Boys Basketball vs.Ridge,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Basketball at Tenoroc,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Soccer vs.Winter Haven,6/7:30 p.m.; Wrestling at Mulberry,7 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. Heartland Christian MONDAY: Boys JV Basketball at Walker Memorial,5 p.m. TUESDAY: Boys Basketball vs.Pine Castle Christian,6 p.m. FRIDAY,Dec.17: Boys Basketball vs.Wellington Christian,6:30 p.m.; JV Basketball vs.Sonrise Christian,4 p.m. Avon Park MONDAY: Girls Basketball vs.Bartow,7 p.m. TUESDAY: Boys Basketball vs.Frostproof,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Basketball at Frostproof, 6/7:30 p.m.; Boys Soccer vs.McKeel,6:30 p.m.; Girls Soccer at McKeel,4 p.m.; Girls Weightlifting at Hardee,6 p.m. S S K K I I I I N N G G S SU U N N D D A A Y Y 2 2 p p . m m . 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www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, December 5, 2010Page 3B Some Risks Are Worth Taking. Your Health Isnt One of Them. Medicare and almost all insurance accepted First, 32 people die every day of skin cancer in the USA. Second, most skin cancer deaths are preventable. Therefore, forgiveness is the chance to prevent skin cancer with a Dermatology skin exam. Therefore, forgiveness is the Lord offering you free will to not be a statistic. SAVE YOUR OWN LIFE. OR LET US DO IT FOR YOU.Darrin A. Rotman, M. D. Julie L. Iellimo, P. A. C. Jennifer A. Wolf, P. A. C.863-386-0786Darrin A. Rotman, M.D. By Bob Wattendorf MyFWC.comIn classic Greek mytholog y, the Hydra was a marsh s erpent that had nine heads t o start with, but each time o ne was cut off, two more g rew back until Hercules s lew it. Hydra makes a rather fitt ing root word for Hydrilla v erticillata, a submersed, n onnative plant (from India) t hat first appeared in Florida i n the late 1950s, rapidly s preading throughout much o f the state. Hydrilla has been d escribed as "the perfect a quatic weed" because of its t olerance to conditions that p revent other native plants f rom flourishing, including i ts tolerance of low light, h igh turbidity and various s alinities and nutrient condit ions. Moreover, it can spread t hrough fragmentation, sexua l reproduction (seeds), rootl ike tubers and turions (budl ike structures formed where l eaves attach to the stems). Hydrilla was introduced to F lorida as an aquarium plant. With few natural biocont rols, such as native insects o r diseases, the plant can r apidly occupy nearly the e ntire water-column of shall ow lakes. It can affect navig ation, water storage and w ater flow, which is needed t o prevent flooding. It can spread on boat m otors or trailers even after i t appears to be thoroughly d ried out, and it can survive t he virtually dry soils of d ewatered lakes and rapidly t ake over when the lake r efloods. Chemical and other cont rol efforts, including biologi cal and mechanical a pproaches, cost millions of s tate dollars annually. The Florida Fish and W ildlife Conservation C ommission (FWC) is creati ng a long-term black bass m anagement plan, and one o f the critical aspects to cons ider is that of aquatic plant m anagement and how to deal w ith exotic plants such as h ydrilla. In 2008, the legislat ure moved invasive plant m anagement from the D epartment of E nvironmental Protection to t he FWC. An intra-agency task force i s actively working to develo p new plans and processes f or managing hydrilla. What makes invasive plant m anagement so complicated is that hydrilla can benefit recreational fisheries and waterfowl populations and even help support endangered species such as the snail kite. On the other hand, conservation philosophies and the economics of attempting to manage it provide a compelling reason to try to keep it out of new areas and control it before it harms navigation, flood control, potable and irrigation water supplies, recreation and the beauty of lakes. Arecent meeting dealing with management plans for hydrilla on Lake Tohopekaliga, co-hosted by the FWC and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, highlighted some of the controversy. "Lake Toho contains large amounts of hydrilla, which can cause navigation problems and limit access to boaters," said Bill Caton, the FWC's Invasive Plant Management Section leader. "This plant also provides an abundant food source and habitat used by a nonnative variety of apple snail that lives in the lake." In turn, the snail is eaten by snail kites, which are among the most endangered birds in Florida, making Lake Toho one of the few areas in the state where kites can find plenty of food. Consequently, the FWC and the USFWS will adjust when and where hydrilla is treated so enough snails will be available when kites nest next spring. The Audubon Society and the FWC want to protect snail kites. Other stakeholders, like the Florida Freshwater Fisheries Coalition, want enough submersed plants to provide good fish habitat but also open areas for anglers to catch fish. If too much hydrilla is left untreated, plant biomass could affect flood control. Now that biologists have laid out these pros and cons of hydrilla treatment in various situations, the FWC is reviewing the first draft of the Black Bass Management Plan (MyFWC.com/BassPlan_Sur vey. In the meantime, does anyone know where we can find another Hercules to take on our Hydra-illa issue? You can contribute to the dialogue by completing a brief survey on aquatic plant management at www.SurveyMonkey.com/s/bb mp_plants Instant licenses are available at MyFWC.com/License or by calling 888-FISHFLORIDA(347-4356). Report violators by calling *FWC or #FWC on your cell phone, or 888-404-3922. Visit MyFWC.com/Fishing for more Fish Busters' columns. Hydrilla the 9-headed marsh serpent Photo courtesy of NCWater.org Hydrilla, a fast spreading problem in Florida and throughout the countries waterways. JIMMYGOLEN Associated PressFOXBOROUGH, Mass. The NFLplayers'union is advising its members to save their last three game checks to prepare for a lockout it expects to come in March. In a letter to the players, NFLPAhead DeMaurice Smith said the union had an "internal deadline" for agreeing to a new collective bargaining agreement. "That deadline has now passed," he wrote. The union also said it is filing a grievance over a league threat to cancel health insurance for players should a lockout occur. The letter was dat ed Wednesday, and copies we re strewn across a table in t he New England Patriots lock er room during the media ava ilability on Saturday. Patriots player represe ntative Matt Light said he is doing his best to educate h is teammates on how to pr epare. NFLPA: Save your pay, lockout's coming The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN By STEVEN WINE Associated PressMIAMI With the Miami Dolphins facing an uphill climb to the playoffs, running back Ronnie Brown sees a potential path: His team is 5-0 this year when rushing for 100 yards. "I think we need to run for a few more 100-yard games," Brown says with a grin. Easier said than done. The Dolphins'ground game has sputtered this season, a big reason they take a modest 6-5 record into Sunday's game against Cleveland. Brown is averaging a career-low 3.9 yards per carry, and the Dolphins rank 19th in the NFLin rushing. But they ran for a seasonhigh 186 yards while controlling the ball for more than 41 minutes in last week's victory at Oakland, and coach Tony Sparano would love to stick with that winning formula. "I think there are some things there that we can build on that we feel like we did well and maybe carry over a little bit," Sparano says. Stopping the ground game has been a problem for the Browns (4-7). They gave up 152 yards rushing at home last week against hapless Carolina and won only because the Panthers missed a field goal as time expired. Better defense will be needed against Brown and backup Ricky Williams, Cleveland coach Eric Mangini says. "It starts with tackling, that's the first thing," Mangini says. "We've got to wrap up more effectively. "You try to block-tackle Ricky Williams, it's not going to work. Same thing with Ronnie Brown he's very patient in the backfield. He's got a great ability to navigate through traffic, and nothing's hurried. It's almost like when he's reading the defense, it slows down for him, and you've got to be sound." The Dolphins'so-so run defense faces a formidable challenge, too. Cleveland's Peyton Hillis has 905 yards rushing and 414 receiving, both team highs, and with 11 rushing touchdowns, he joined Hall of Famers Jim Brown and Leroy Kelly as the only Cleveland backs to score that many in a season. "That's how you know if you're a good defense if you can take away somebody's running game," Miami linebacker Tim Dobbins said. "Hillis is going to bring it. That's what we're going to try to do." The best way to beat the Browns is to make them throw. In their eight wins since last Dec. 10, the Browns have averaged 190 yards rushing. In seven losses during that span, they've averaged 95 yards. Cleveland and Miami have both endured a revolving door at quarterback. Browns veteran Jake Delhomme, who replaced injured rookie Colt McCoy last week and will start Sunday, has thrown six interceptions and only one touchdown pass so far this season. Chad Henne rejoined the Dolphins'lineup last week following a benching and a knee injury, and for the first time in a month, they'll sta rt the same quarterback tw o games in a row. "For me now, it's kind of just go out and make it a new beginning, realizin g that this isn't life or death ," Henne says. "It's a fu n game to play." It's more fun when t he offense clicks, and may be the Dolphins'unit is final ly starting to do so. Miami totaled 471 yar ds at Oakland, the franchise 's highest total since 199 5, when Dan Marino was st ill in his prime. Even the wildcat ine ffective most of the seaso n contributed 34 yards. "We were caged up for a little while," Brown say s. "To run successfully an d utilize that formation fe lt pretty good." Despite the big statisti cs last week, the Dolphin s' 3.8-yard average per ru sh remains their lowest sin ce 2004. They've run for only fi ve touchdowns after totalin g 22 last year. Neither Brown n or Williams has a 100-ya rd game this season, and pla ycalling has raised doubts at times about Miami's com mitment to the rush. Five times this seaso n, the Dolphins have run t he ball less than 25 times those are the five gam es they lost. "Everybody says, We ll, do you know what you are ?' Yeah, I think I clearly kno w what we are," Sparano say s. "When we rush the ba ll well, it's usually a good da y. Possessing the ball for us has been a good formula." The Dolphins want to p ut it to use again Sunday, b ut then so do the Browns. Dolphins hope to keep run game going versus Browns By BERNIE WILSON Associated PressSAN DIEGO Aperson familiar with the situation tells The Associated Press that San Diego Padres AllStar slugger Adrian Gonzalez has flown to Boston to take a physical exam needed to complete a trade to the Red Sox. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because a trade hasn't been finalized. Gonzalez had surgery on his right shoulder Oct. 20, and the Padres said then that the three-time All-Star and two-time Gold Glove Awardwinning first baseman was expected to be ready for spring training. Red Sox general manager Theo Epstein did not respond to an e-mail seeking confirmation. Padres GM Jed Hoyer ha sn't responded to a request f or comment. AP Sports Writer Jimmy Golen in Boston contributed to this report. AP Source: Gonzalez in Boston for physical

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volleyball and track. "Their three-point shot surprised me. I wasn't expecting that." Sebring's Jamiese Wiley scored 11 points, and sophomores Shalontay Rose, with 10 points, and Allie Mann, with seven, also played key offensive roles. Sophomore Alexxis Harris and junior April Wallace both chipped in two points for Sebring. "[Williams'foul trouble] put us in a difficult spot," said Sebring coach Mike Lee. "Shannon is our only senior and we rely on her for a lot of stuff. But the girls responded and played well. "Sometimes when you lose one of your key players it creates an opportunity for someone else to step up, and we had several girls who did that real well." Liberty charged out to a 9-0 lead in the early going, but Lee switched from a man-to-man defense to a zone defense that helped the team take better control of the Chargers'two senior guards and strong sophomore center, Lee said. "We went weren't defending against their center [Oliozia] and their two guards [Tejada and Ortero]," he said. "We couldn't keep them from dribbling all the way to the basket. The zone helped and we did a good job rebounding as well. "Sometimes we play really well, and sometimes we play really not so well. That's our youth. We've got a great group of girls and we'll get better." Williams started the team's comeback with a 2point field goal. Mann followed with a nothing-but-net 3-pointer, and Williams sank the free throw on a 3-point play after being fouled on a power drive to the net. The first quarter ended with the game tied at 9-all. "Liberty was shooting crazy shots and making them," Williams said. "Changing to a zone defense helped, and it helped when Oliozia fouled out late in the game. The whole game changed then." Williams'field goal gave the Lady Streaks an 11-9 lead to start the second, but the lead went back-and-forth as Mann helped out with another 3point play. ALiberty streak of four consecutive steals took Sebring bounces as the Chargers'shots missed the net. Shalontay Rose sank two free throws at the buzzer, but the second quarter ended with Liberty in front 20-16. After the break, Jansen had a six-point streak with three straight lay ups, the first on a nice set-up pass from Williams, and Sebring led again, 22-20. Liberty knotted the score, but Shalontay Williams 3-pointer, Rose's 3-point play and Jansen's rebound tip-in put Sebring on top 32-29 at the end of the third quarter. The Chargers closed in several times during the fourth, but the Lady Streaks held on to their lead for the win. "I think our zone defense works best for us," Jansen said. "We talk a lot more and really come together more as a team. I feel we played really well tonight. This is the best we've played this year." They'll need to keep that going with tough road tests to start the week at Haines City Monday and Tenoroc Tuesday. 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Head coach Keith Bowy er was pleased with the overa ll effort and encouraged by t he progress the team is making "Ernst Toussaint an d Joshua Bowyer were bo th very active in ball moveme nt up and down the field," he said. "During the secon d half, we played some of t he best soccer we've played a ll season." The team has the weeken d to savor the win before hea ding back into district actio n on the road at Winter Hav en Tuesday. Continued from 1B Sebring stepping up News-Sun file photo by DAN HOEHNE Elisha Klatt added two goals to his season total in Sebring's 3-0 win Thursday. Despite the excitement, S ebring kept their heads in t he game knowing t here was still over t hirty minutes left b efore the win would b ecome official. The girls held s trong and shut Ridge d own earn the first d istrict win. "The girls were brill iant; they really showed c haracter and determination," s ays head coach Paul Brown, a nd indeed they did. Sebring had just come off a m ercy-win over Avon Park a nd made sure to keep the ball rolling. The team was back in action Saturday at Firemen's Field, taking on Liberty High School in a make-up game with high hopes of their third win in a row before traveling to Liberty Monday for a regularly scheduled district match. The Streaks then return home for a Tuesday match with Lake Placid and a Thursday district contest with Winter Haven. The Lady Dragons will come into the match back on track after their 4-0 win at Tenoroc Friday. Having started the season strong, Lake Placid had stumbled a bit, surrendering seven goals in consecutive district losses to McKeel and Frostproof, while their offense wasn't clicking. But the Dragons got back to their winning ways as Michelle Hunter caught fire with two goals in the win over the Lady Titans. Now at 6-3 overall, Lake Placid improved to 4-2 in district play while securing a season sweep of Tenoroc. Lauren Welborn contributed to this story. Continued from 1B Soccer sees Sebring comeback, Lake Placid back on track w as a great team effort. They h ave a junior (Devon Walker) w ho's going to be a division o ne recruit by the time he's d one. He's 6-foot-3, but with a bout a seven-foot wingspan, so he's going to grow. But we did a good job in holding him down." Holding him down to 16 points and 10 rebounds, while Sutton lead the Streaks with 20 with Taylor and Solebello adding 10 and nine, respectively. Now with their first district win, Sebring will look for more with visits from Liberty Monday and Ridge Thursday. Continued from 1B Hoops gets win for Blue Streaks Class 6A Region Final Cypress Bay 27, Oakland Park Northeast 21 Dr. Phillips 38, Seminole Ridge 28 Miami Central 38, South Dade 7 Sanford Seminole 21, Orange Park 16 Class 5A Regional Final Lakeland 29, Fleming Island 19 Manatee 35, Bayside 32 Plant 21, Countryside 13 St. Thomas Aquinas 47, Boyd A nderson 6 Class 4A Regional Final Lincoln 34, Navarre 33, 3OT Armwood 28, Charlotte 12 Dwyer 24, Palm Bay 7 Gainesville 10, Lake Gibson 9 Class 3A Regional Final Jefferson 49, Ocala Vanguard 27 Miami Norland 27, A rchbishop McCarthy 23 South Fort Myers 28, Southeast 21 St. Augustine 7, Pensacola 3 Class 2A State Semifinal Cocoa 17, Madison County 15 Glades Central 35, Robinson 10 Class 2B State Semifinal Fort Lauderdale University 34, Island Coast 28 Ocala Trinity Catholic 21, Pensacola Catholic 14 Class 1A State Semifinal Delray American Heritage 24, Fort Meade 14 Trinity Christian-Jacksonville 49, Northview 14 Class 1B State Semifinal Glades Day 45, Victory Christian 27 Warner Christian 35, J efferson County 19 Florida High School Football Scores Friday, Dec. 3 News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Taryn O'Bannon drives the lane in Friday's win over the visiting Liberty Chargers. Lake Placid4Tenoroc0 Continued from 1B Ladies lift off over Liberty

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Breakfasts and lunches being served in the Highlands County School District for the upcoming week of Dec. 6-10 include: HIGH SCHOOLS Monday Breakfast Egg and Cheese Daybreaker, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, pear fruit cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, assorted milk. Lunch Penne pasta, meat sauce, garlic breadstick, burger, cheeseburger, chicken patty on bun, Mama Sofia's cheese pizza, Mama Sofia's pepperoni pizza, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwich meal, chef salad meal, baked french fries, orange glazed carrots, cheddar cheese stick, tossed salad, applesauce snacking cake, fruit cocktail cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, assorted milk. Tuesday Breakfast Chicken biscuit, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, strawberry cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, assorted milk. Lunch Baked chicken, dinner roll, burger, cheeseburger, chicken patty on bun, Mama Sofia's cheese pizza, Mama Sofia's pepperoni pizza, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, PBJ sandwich meal, chef salad meal, mashed potatoes, chicken gravy, green beans, carrots and dip, cocoa clodhoppers, cut fresh fruit, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, assorted milk. Wednesday Breakfast Breakfast sandwich, hash brown patty, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, apricot cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, assorted milk. Lunch Corn dog, Mama Sofia's cheese pizza, Mama Sofia's pepperoni pizza, hot and spicy chicken sandwich, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, PBJ sandwich meal, chef salad meal, baked beans, carrots and dip, string cheese, assorted juice, assorted fresh fruit, cocoa clodhoppers, potato chips, assorted milk. Thursday Breakfast Breakfast burrito, salsa, hash brown patty, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, peach cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, assorted milk. Lunch Turkey and gravy, egg noodles, dinner roll, burger, cheeseburger, chicken patty on bun, Mama Sofia's cheese pizza, Mama Sofia's pepperoni pizza, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, PBJ sandwich meal, chef salad meal, broccoli, potato wedges, Colby Jack cheese stick, salsa, apple crisp, cut fresh fruit, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, assorted milk. Friday Breakfast Maple waffle stick, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, string cheese, strawberry cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, assorted milk. Lunch Chicken tenders, dinner roll, burger, cheeseburger, Mama Sofia's cheese pizza, Mama Sofia's pepperoni pizza, chicken patty on bun, PBJ sandwich meal, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, chef salad plate, baked french fries, carrots and dip, corn, tossed salad, chocolate chip cookie, diced peaches, assorted juice, assorted fresh fruit, assorted milk. ACADEMY SCHOOLS Monday Lunch Penne pasta, meat sauce, garlic breadstick, carrots and dip, applesauce snacking cake, fruit cocktail cup, assorted juice, assorted milk. Tuesday Lunch Baked chicken, dinner roll, mashed potatoes, green beans, cocoa clodhoppers, assorted juice, assorted fresh fruit, assorted milk. Wednesday Lunch Corn dog, baked beans, carrots and dip, assorted juice, cocoa clodhoppers, potato chips, assorted milk. Thursday Lunch Turkey and gravy, egg noodles, dinner roll, broccoli, apple crisp, cut fresh fruit, assorted juice, assorted milk. Friday Lunch Cheeseburger, dill stack, Sun Chips, fresh apple slices, chocolate chip cookie, assorted juice, assorted milk. MIDDLE SCHOOLS Monday Breakfast Egg and Cheese Daybreaker, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadsticks, pear fruit cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, assorted milk. Breakfast on the Patio: Sausage biscuit, assorted juice, assorted milk. Lunch Penne pasta, meat sauce, garlic breadstick, burger, cheeseburger, chicken patty on bun, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwich meal, chef salad meal, orange glazed carrots, cheddar cheese stick, tossed salad, applesauce snacking cake, fruit cocktail cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, assorted milk. Tuesday Breakfast Chicken biscuit, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, strawberry cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, assorted milk. Breakfast on the Patio: Chicken biscuit, assorted juice, assorted milk. Lunch Baked chicken, dinner roll, burger, cheeseburger, chicken patty on bun, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, PBJ sandwich meal, chef salad meal, mashed potatoes, chicken gravy, green beans, carrots and dip, cocoa clodhoppers, cut fresh fruit, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, assorted milk. Wednesday Breakfast Breakfast pizza, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, apricot cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, assorted milk. Breakfast on the Patio: Breakfast pizza, assorted juice, assorted milk. Lunch Corn dog, cheeseburger, hot and spicy chicken sandwich, ham sub meal, dill stack, chef salad meal, PBJ sandwich meal, baked beans, carrots and dip, string cheese, assorted juice, assorted fresh fruit, cocoa clodhoppers, potato chips, assorted milk. Thursday Breakfast Breakfast burrito, salsa, hash brown patty, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, peach cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, assorted milk. Breakfast on the Patio: Chicken biscuit, assorted juice, assorted milk. Lunch Turkey and gravy, egg noodles, dinner roll, burger, cheeseburger, chicken patty on bun, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, PBJ sandwich meal, chef salad meal, broccoli, potato wedges, Colby Jack cheese stick, salsa, apple crisp, cut fresh fruit, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, assorted milk. Friday Breakfast Maple waffle stick, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, string cheese, strawberry cup, assorted juice, assorted fresh fruit, assorted milk. Breakfast on the Patio: Sausage biscuit, assorted juice, assorted milk. Lunch Mama Sofia's pepperoni pizza, Mama Sofia's cheese pizza, burger, cheeseburger, chicken tenders, dinner roll, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, chef salad meal, PBJ sandwich meal, carrots and dip, corn, tossed salad, chocolate chip cookie, diced peaches, assorted juice, assorted fresh fruit, assorted milk. ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS Monday Breakfast Egg and Cheese Daybreaker, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, pear fruit cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, assorted milk. Breakfast in the Classroom: Cinnamon Toast Crisp, string cheese, pear fruit cup, chocolate milk. Lunch Baked chicken, dinner roll, Uncrustable Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich, turkey chef salad, mashed potatoes, chicken gravy, green beans, apple crisp, very berry juice bar, assorted juice, assorted milk. Tuesday Breakfast Breakfast burrito, salsa, hash brown patty, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, strawberry cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, assorted milk. Breakfast in the Classroom: Blueberry/sausage pancake, strawberry cup, chocolate milk, Uncrustable peanut butter and honey, peach cup. Lunch Barbecue pork on bun, Uncrustable PBJ sandwich, ham chef salad, scalloped potatoes, baked beans, rosy applesauce, very berry juice bar, assorted juice, assorted milk. Wednesday Breakfast Chicken biscuit, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, apricot cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, assorted milk. Breakfast in the Classroom: Uncrustable peanut butter and honey, peach cup, chocolate milk, blueberry/sausage pancake, strawberry cup. Lunch Uncrustable PBJ sandwich, turkey chef salad, corn dog, potato puffs, carrots and dip, pineapple cup, cinnamon bears, apple juice, assorted milk. Thursday Breakfast Breakfast pizza, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, peach cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, assorted milk. Breakfast in the Classroom: Breakfast frittata, grape juice, chocolate milk, strawberry banana yogurt, honey bear crackers, apple juice. Lunch Cheeseburger, dill stack, Uncrustable PBJ sand-wich, ham chef salad, potato puffs, carrots and dip, fruited Jell-O, very berry juice bar, assorted juice, assorted milk. Friday Breakfast Maple waffle stick, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, string cheese, strawberry cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, assorted milk. Breakfast in the Classroom: Strawberry banana yogurt, honey bear crackers, apple juice, chocolate milk, breakfast frittata, grape juice. Lunch Cheese filled breadstick, marinara sauce, Uncrustable PBJ sandwich, turkey chef salad, mixed vegetables, ice cream sandwich, diced peaches, fresh apple slices, assorted juice, assorted milk. KINDERGARTEN LEARNING CENTER Monday Lunch Baked chicken, dinner roll, Uncrustable Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwich, mashed potatoes, chicken gravy, green beans, apple crisp, assorted milk. Tuesday Lunch Barbecue pork on bun, Uncrustable PBJ sandwich, scalloped potatoes, baked beans, rosy applesauce, assorted milk. Wednesday Lunch Uncrustable PBJ sandwich, corn dog, potato puffs, carrots and dip, diced peaches, Goldfish crackers, applesauce cup, assorted milk. Thursday Lunch Cheeseburger, Uncrustable PBJ sandwich, potato puffs, carrots and dip, fruited Jell-O, assorted milk. 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www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, December 5, 2010Page 7B Join us on Dec. 9 Noon-3pm for Dr. Chan at his office Refreshments Served 3255 S. Highlands Ave. Sebring(863) 385-5525www.floridafootandankle.com/drchan OPEN HOUSE $195.00** **Call for details465-3352Lic# EF0000229PROTECT YOUR INVESTMENT Only ARTS& LEISURE Courtesy photo T he first Artist Series performance of the season included Bayanihan Philippine National Dance Company on Tuesday, Nov. 30 in the South Florida Community College Theatre for the Performing Arts. Special to the News-SunSEBRING On Sunday, Dec. 12 T anglewood presents the Marlin's Brothers C hristmas Show. These four brothers Gary, J ace, Rick and Robert have been performi ng together for more than 25 years, playing m any different instruments, their comedy bits a nd great voices singing both Christmas s ongs as well as their regular program. The Marlins'repertoire covers the entire musical spectrum including country, rock, big band, pop, classical, jazz and bluegrass. Come and enjoy these multi-talented brothers. The show starts at 7 p.m.; doors and snack bar opens at 6:15 p.m. Tanglewood is a half mile north of Walmart on U.S. 27. Tickets are available at the door for $10. For information, call 402-0763. Marlin Brothers coming to Tanglewood for Dec. 12 show Special to the News-SunSEBRING The Kiwanis Club of Sebring is preparing now for its 36th annual Travelogue Film Series. "Our Travelogue Film series is a unique brand of travel film production that is presented live by renowned world travelers and adventurers, accompanied by the unique cultures, natural sounds, local music and vibrant colors of our fascinating world," said Bill Nichols, Travelogue chairman. This year's topics range from Wales to Northern Europe. The series begins Jan. 4 and continues every other week through March 15. Season tickets are $30 for six shows, and Nichols suggests they make very appreciated Christmas presents. Tickets may also be purchased at the door for $7. This season's shows are: In January "Wales: Land of Song" and "Iran Then and Now"; February "Silk Road Odyssey Beijing to the Black Sea" and "Inside the Tuscan Hills"; March will close out the season with "America's Amazing Places" and "Northern Europe: Journey to Iceland", Norway, London, Amsterdam". Nichols explained how support of this travel and adventure series is invaluable to the Kiwanis Club of Sebring as the ticket sales help support many worthy activities and charities in the local community. The motto, "Serving the Children of the World" is what Kiwanis is all about, said Nichols. To order ticke ts or for information on adve rtising in the Travelogue pr ogram contact Nichols at 47 10510. Kiwanis Internation al includes 8,400 clubs wi th more than 270,000 membe rs in 96 nations. Last year, Kiwanis clu bs donated more than $100 m illion and almost 6 million vo lunteer hours for communi ty service projects. The Kiwanis Club of Sebring meets eve ry Wednesday at noon at Homer's Restaurant. For more informatio n about Kiwanis call Preside nt Rhonda Beckman at 44 61579 or Grace Plants at 27 31421. Kiwanis Club of Sebring plans 36th travel adventure series Bayanihan dancers put on show at SFCC NEWYORK (AP) The N ational Board of Review, w idely considered a harbing er of the Academy Awards, h as chosen "The Social N etwork" as the best film of t he year. The NBR lavished a total o f four awards on the film, n aming David Fincher best d irector, Aaron Sorkin's script best adapted screenplay and Jesse Eisenberg best actor. Eisenberg plays Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg in the film, which has won critical praise and earned more than $180 million worldwide at the box office. In the past three years, the National Board of Review winner has twice gone on to win best picture at the Oscars: "No Country for Old Men" in 2007 and "Slumdog Millionaire" in 2008. Last year's winner was "Up in the Air." The National Board of Review is one of the first notable groups to announce its picks for the year. National Board of Review lauds Social Network'

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Page 8BNews-SunSunday, December 5, 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 Pastors Don Messenger and Ted Ertle. 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 Antlions are called dood lebugs because of the spir aling trails they leave in the s and while they look for a p lace to build their traps. T he trails they leave behind a ppear as though someone h as doodled in the sand. T hese interesting insects are i n the family M yrmeleontidae and the g enus Myrmelo. Although t he name "doodlebug" s ounds kind of cute and cudd ly, this bug is anything but. The ill-fated ant or other s mall insect that happens by t he doodlebug's trap will s oon meet its doom. The a ntlion digs a hole or pit by w alking backward and pressi ng its abdomen into the soil. I t then backs into the loose s oil and places its head u nder the surface. Using its h ead and long, sickle-shaped m andibles, the creature digs a deep pit (1-2 inches). The c reature literally uses its s tomach as a plow and its h ead as a shovel. Sometimes t he antlion will come upon a p ebble or twig and it will a ttempt to flick it out with t he sand. If it cannot accomplish this, it will push the object out of the pit. Once the trap is constructed, the bug finds its place at the bottom of the new found pit and opens its jaws wide. Then it waits. Once the unfortunate insect falls into the trap, it scrambles to get out, but the sand is loose and it will eventually slide to the bottom where the jaws are waiting with baited breath. Insects that are unfortunate enough to land into one of these funnel like pits rarely escape. Once the antlion spots the ill-fated victim, it reaches up with its elongated mandibles and pulls it under the surface. It then paralyzes the prey and literally sucks the life out of it! Once the antlion is done with its meal, it discards the shriveled carcass out of its home with a flip of its head. Gruesome though it is, the doodlebug has even stranger habits. If the creature hasn't eaten in a while and is really hungry, it constructs an even bigger pit to catch prey. Antlions can build several traps and repeat these feedings over a period of three years until they fully mature. Once they are fully grown they form a cocoon in the ground and transform to the adult stage. Chances are that you will never see an immature antlion because they spend most of their lives at the bottom of a pit. They are also the same color as their environment, so even if one were out for a stroll, it would be difficult to spot. If you were to see one however, it would be about an inch and a half long with a flat, thin body. The identifying characteristic of the doodlebug is the sickle-shaped mandibles protruding out of their heads. Even adult antlions are not seen very often by humans. In contrast to their younger stage of life, once the creature matures to adulthood it is rather delicate looking. Some say they resemble the beautiful damselfly. They are only active at night and only live for about a month. The habitat of choice for this unusual creature is a sandy environment. However, doodlebugs have been found in quartz sand, red sandstone, dust, humus, rotted wood, gypsum and coal ashes. They do need to have dry and loose material to make their pits. The antlion is designed for digging. When in the larval stage, the abdomen is blunt and gradually tapers down toward the posterior allowing the creature to slide backward easily through the sand. In addition, the hairs on the body are curled forward which also helps it to move backward more easily. Antlions have a way of getting along. If other antlions are constructing pits nearby, the creatures will adjust spacing between each hole so they won't interfere with each other. These amazing creatures are harmless to people. They do not cause damage to plants or structures. They eat insects that may be considered pests. And they can provide hours of entertainment to those interested enough to seek them out and watch them in action. To attract antlions to your area, place sand under the eaves next to your house in an area that stays dry. Keep an eye on the sand and soo n you may see depressions or pits. These are most likely the homes of the doodlebugs. Corine Burgess is an Environmental Specialist for the Parks & Natural Resources Department assisting the Highlands Soil and Water Conservation District. (www.highlandsswcd.org). Doodlebugs: Nature's digging machines Courtesy pho to Antlions were made for digging; they literally use their stomachs as a plow and their heads as a shovel. They dig pits in the sand, which serve as traps to other unfortunate insects. News From The Watershed Corine Burgess The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN

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www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, December 5, 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. Wednesday: Youth Ministries, 4 p.m. All meetings are at 120 N. Ridgewood Ave., Sebring. For more information, visit the Web site www.salvationarmysebring.com or call Major Bruce Stefanik at 385-7548, ext. 110. UNITED METHODIST First United Methodist Church, 105 S. Pine St., Sebring,FL33870. 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 CROSSWORDSOLUTION Special to the News-SunAries (March 21-April 20) Take a f ew steps into the unknown, Aries. It can b e good to try a few things that are differe nt and not in your comfort zone. You'll g et encouragement from friends. Taurus (April 21-May 21) Taurus, c hoose the more difficult path instead of t he easy way out when faced with an i mportant decision this week. The payoff w ill be much greater in the end. Gemini (May 22-June 21) Gemini, t here are a lot of tasks on your agenda this w eek, but you only have two hands. T herefore, don't try to do everything at the s ame time; otherwise nothing will be fini shed. Cancer(June 22-July 22) Cancer, r ethink your opinion of someone at work. W hile you may not have gotten along thus f ar, there is a chance for a change of heart o n the horizon. Leo (July 23-Aug. 23) Leo, romance i s in the air this week if you make time for i t. Put aside other responsibilities and s pend some time wining and dining a l oved one. Virgo (Aug. 24-Sept. 22) Virgo, nostalgia reigns supreme when you bump into someone from your past. Enjoy the trip down Memory Lane and all the fond times the trip brings to mind. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) When someone turns to you for advice, Libra, you may want to pass on saying much. Right now you really can't count on your decision-making skills. Wait a bit longer. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) Scorpio, it has been a waiting game for you for quite some time now and you're not one for patience. Keep your head up because things are looking like they will go your way. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) Sagittarius, a funny thing will happen to you this week, although at the time you may not find much humor in it. Be a good sport and go along with the course of events. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 20) Capricorn, a difference of opinion can quickly escalate into a war of words if you're not careful. Keep mum when others seem to be goading you into an argument. Aquarius (Jan. 21-Feb. 18) Aquarius, you are called on to be the voice of reason, but it may not be the role you were looking for this week. Relish in the idea that others look to you for support. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) Pisces, projects pile up and it is time to delegate some of this work. Trust a close friend with the task of helping out. 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If variety is the spice of life, then the mania for holiday ornaments in all shapes and sizes adds more flair to an already fantastic s eason. Ornaments and decor ations of all kinds make the h olidays cheery and bright. Nutcrackers have served a s symbols of the holidays f or centuries. In the 18th C entury, German craftsmen i ntroduced collectors to one o f the most sought after holid ay figurines, the N utcracker. Throughout the yuletide s eason, these carved and colo rful sentinels are familiar h oliday accessories. Nutcrackers relate to the h istory of military regalia a nd serve as guardian and p ower symbols from B avaria. The nutcracker's b rightly colored uniform r eminds visitors of the resid ents' authority. Nutcrackers refer to the c eremonial monarchies of R ococo Bavaria. Collectible nutcrackers r epresent various occupat ions. Some nutcrackers are s uited in the stately attire of k ings while others represent o ccupations as diverse as f ishermen and fix-it men. D octors, mountain climbers, a nd carpenters have been i mmortalized as collectible n utcrackers. Nutcrackers can r ange in value from the new s tore bought version for a bout $125 to the collectors' i tems dating from the 16th C entury starting at $4,000. Another holiday power s ymbol, though more in k eeping with the rise of the industrial age, is the toy train. From locomotive to caboose, this 19th century symbol of industrial prowess has become synonymous with the holidays. The train sets were made by Lionel, Marx, American Flyer, and other firms and they were set up to run around the holiday arbor with vigor. They came with great accessories like tin and plastic train depots and blinking railroad crossing lights. These holiday standards are collectible all year long as train sets from the 1930s through the 1960s have reached astronomical prices on the vintage collectibles market. Toy train locomotives, accessories, and even their original boxes bring big numbers, upwards of $10,000 at any time of the year. While the trains were occupying little boys around the holidays, little girls were arranging porcelain and hand painted Nativity sets. These sets were for looking, not for touching. The popular Hummel Nativity sets with a large grouping of holiday figurines ranged from the early versions of the type made in the late 1930s, based on Sister Innocentia Maria Hummel's drawings for the Goebel porcelain factory. The Hummel set came with a wooden manger. Some sets included the holy family with the three wise men and the shepherd boy while other expansive sets featured the main figures as well as a host of interested holiday visitors. Current versions of the the Goebel Nativity set offer a set for beneath the holiday tree with merely eight figurines. With the all-telling Goebel mark, the pieces are necessary holiday collectibles that make the season bright. Ph.D. antiques appraiser, author, and award-winning TV personality, Dr. Lori presents antique appraisal events nationwide and antiques themed cruises. As seen on NBC's The Tonight Show and Comedy Central's The Daily Show, watch Dr. Lori on the national TV morning show, Daytime on NBC WFLA 8 at 10 AM. Visit DrLoriV.com, Facebook.com/DoctorLori, or call (888) 431-1010. Page 10BNews-SunSunday, December 5, 2010www.newssun.com SEE DEALER FOR DETAILS. EXPIRES 12-11-10 2007 CHRYSLER PACIFICA TOURING $ 16889 #CX129A 2009 JEEP PATRIOT SPORT 4X4 $ 15995 GASSAVER #X0123 2010 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN $ 17999 #X0132 REARAC 2007 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE LARED0 4X4 $ 17999 #0130 MOUNTAIN EDITION 2007 DODGE NITRO SXT $ 15988 #X0119 1OWNER 2008 JEEP WRANGLER UNL. SPORT $ 21999 #X0127 SHARP 2006 CHRYSLER TOWN & COUNTRY $ 11999 #TX076A 1OWNER 2005 CHRYSLER PT CRUISER CONV. $ 11999 #X0120 GT 2007 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN SXT $ 16995 #DX047B1 SPECIAL EDITION NO DEALER FEES www.WellsMC.com RAMUS 27 between Avon Park and SebringAVONPARK&SEBRING453-6644 LAKEPLACID&OTHERCITIESTOLLFREE1-888-453-6644 2006 JEEP WRANGLER $ 18995 #X0134 SUPERNICE 2007 PONTIAC G6 $ 13995 #DX043A LIKENEW 2010 JEEP COMMANDER $ 22999 #X0116 3 RD ROWSEAT Evaluating holiday antiques Art & Antiques Dr. Lori ANTIQUES Courtesy photo Goebel nativity set featuring the Holy Family, Three Wise Men, and Shepherd with sheep.

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T he Community Calendar prov ides a brief listing of local c lubs and organizations who m eet on a regular basis. It is t he responsibility of the group t o update the News-Sunon any c hanges in this listing by calling 3 85-6155, ext. 516; send any c hanges by e-mail to e ditor@newssun.com;or mail t hem to News-SunCommunity C alendar, 2227 U.S. 27 South, S ebring, FL33870. S UNDAY American Legion Post 25 L ake Placid has lounge hours f rom 1-9 p.m. Live music is f rom 5-8 p.m. For details, call 4 65-7940. American Legion Post 74 o pen 1-8 p.m. Happy Hour 4-6 p .m. Members and guests only. P ost is at 528 N. Pine St., S ebring. Call 471-1448. Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2 661 lounge is open from 1-7 p .m. Card games start at 1:30 p .m. The lodge is open to m embers and their guests. For d etails, call 465-2661. Lake Placid Moose has k araoke in the pavilion. H orseshoes played at 9:30 a .m. Food available at 4 p.m. O pen to members and qualified g uests only. Loyal Order of Moose H ighlands County Lodge No. 2 494, 1318 W Bell St., Avon P ark. Cards start at 4 p.m. M usic outside Tiki Hut at 3 p.m. L odge phone number 4520 579. Overeaters Anonymous, m eets from 4-5 p.m. in second f loor conference roomNo. 3 at F lorida Hospital Heartland M edical Center, 4200 Sun N L ake Blvd., Sebring. For d etails, call 382-7731. No dues, f ees or weigh-ins. For details o n the organization, go to w ww.oa.org. Ridge Area Missionary S oldiers AvonPark P athfinder Club meets from 9 a .m. to noon every first and t hird Sunday at 58 E. Sixth St., A von Park. For details, call 4 71-2143. Sebring Eagles Club 4240 s erves lunch at 2 p.m. at the c lub, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring. F or details, call 655-4007. Sebring Moose Lodge 2259 o ffers NASCAR racing in the p avilion at 1:30 p.m. Bar open a nd kitchen open from 2-5 p.m. L odge is at 11675 U.S. 98, S ebring. For details, call 6553 920. Society for Creative A nachronism (Local Chapter: S hire of Stagridge) meets at 2 p .m. first and third Sunday at B rewster's Coffee House on U .S. 27 in Sebring. For details, c all 214-5522. The Artists'Group at South F lorida Community College will h old a critique clinic the first S unday of every month, 2-4 p .m., at the Hotel Jacaranda, A von Park. Professional local a rtists will discuss and evaluate p articipants'paintings. The fee i s $5 with a two painting limit. F or more information, call 7847 346. U.S. Military Vets M otorcycle Club meets at 1 p .m. on the first Sunday of e ach month at VFW Post 9 853, State Road 64 West and N orth Oliva Drive. For informat ion call Hocky at (954) 5924 847 Veterans of Foreign Wars P ost 3880 serves hamburgers f rom 4-5:30 p.m. and plays p oker at 5:30 p.m. at the post, 1 224 County Road 621 East, L ake Placid. For details, call 6 99-5444. Veterans of Foreign Wars P ost 4300 plays euchre at 1:30 p .m. and E&J Karaoke is from 4 :30-7:30 p.m. at the post, 2 011 SE Lakeview Drive, S ebring. For details, call 3858 902. MONDAY Al-Anon LET IT BEGIN W ITH ME family group meets a t 10:30 a.m. every Monday at t he Heartland Christian Church o n Alt. 27 in Sebring. The c hurch is behind Southgate S hopping Center where Publix i s. F or more information call 3855 714. Alcoholics Anonymous m eeting, 8-9 p.m. at Episcopal C hurch, Lakeshore Drive, S ebring. For more details, call 3 85-8807. Alcoholics Anonymous O ne Day At ATime group m eets for a closed discussion a t 9:30 a.m. Monday and F riday at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 4500 Sun N Lakes Blvd., Sebring. For details, call 314-0891. Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, 6:30 p.m. at Rosewood Center, 517 U.S. 27 South, Lake Placid. Alanon meets at 8 p.m. at St. Agnes Episcopal Church, 3840 Lakeview Drive, Sebring. For details, call 202-0647. Ambucs a local charity that assists people with disabilities, meets at noon every first Monday at R.J. Gator's Sea Grill and Bar, Sebring. The meeting is open to the public. For details, call 386-4387. American Legion Placid Post 25Lake Placid has shuffleboard at 1 p.m. Lounge hours are 12-9 p.m. Legion and auxiliary boards meet at 6 p.m. General meeting at 7 p.m. For details, call 465-7940. American Legion Post 74 open noon to 8 p.m. Happy hour from 4-6 p.m. Call 4711448. AmVets Post 21 plays darts at 7:30 p.m. for members and guests. For details, call 3850234. Avon Park Lakes Association has shuffleboard at 1 p.m. and bingo at 7 p.m. The clubhouse is at 2714 Nautilus Drive in Avon Park. AvonPark Veterans Honor Guard meets first Monday at the American Legion Post 69, AvonPark. For details, call 382-0315. Boy Scout Troop 482 meets 7 p.m., 34 Central Ave., Lake Placid. Bridge Club of Sebring (American Contract Bridge Club)plays duplicate games at 12:30 p.m. at 347 Fernleaf Ave., Sebring. For details, call 385-8118. Corvette Cruisers meets at 6:30 p.m. first and third Monday at the Dairy Queen in front of The Home Depot, Sebring. For details, call Ed Robson at 6552092. Florida Association Home and Community Education meets from 9-11 a.m. weekly on Mondays at The Agri-Center. The group of sewers and crafters make items for residents of adult congregate living facilities. Call Penny Bucher at 385-0949. Grand Prix Cloggers EZ Intermediate and Intermediate Clogging class are held at 9 a.m. every Monday at Reflections on Silver Lake, Avon Park. Call Julie for further information at 386-0434. Harmony Hoedowners Square Dance Club meets from 7:30-9:30 p.m. the first and third Monday at Sebring Civic Center from December through April. There will be alternating mainstream and plus dancing with rounds. Casual dress or square dance attire is acceptable. For more information, call Sam Dunn at 382-6792 or e-mail him at samdunn@samdunn.net.Heartland Horses & Handicapped Inc. is offering pony rides every Monday and Wednesday from 4:30-6:30 p.m., weather permitting. $5 donation per child. Call 4520006 for more information. All proceeds raised support our free equine assisted riding program for adults and children with special needs, which resumes in September.Heartland Pops rehearses at 7 p.m. Mondays at Avon Park High School Band Room, 700 E. Main St., under the direction of Anthony Jones. Musicians of all ages are welcome. For information, call 3148877. Highlands County Concert Band rehearses 7-9 p.m. every Monday at Sebring High School band room. All musicians are welcome. Vic Anderson, musical director. Call Bill Varner at 386-0855. Highlands County Sewing Group meets from 1-3 p.m. at the Highlands County Agri-Civic Center in the 4-H laboratory, Sebring. For details, call 4026540. Highlands County Rotary Club meets at 6 p.m. at Charlie's Restaurant, Commerce Street, Sebring. Highlands Stamp Club meets the first Monday. Talk and swap at St. John's United Methodist Church, 3214 Grand Prix Drive. For details, call Bob Gleisner at 471-6526 or Budd Steinke at 382-9373. Insulin Pump Support Group meets from 3:30-5:30 p.m. first Monday at Conference Room 2, Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center, 4200 Sun N Lake Blvd., Sebring. For details, call 402-0177. Lake Placid Art League will have classes in Drawing and Painting, conducted by Anne Watson, from from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Cultural Center, 127 Dal Hall Blvd. From 1-4 p.m., Mary Gebhart will teach Fabric Painting at the center. For information call Dan Daszek at 465-7730. Lake Placid Democratic Club meets at 6 p.m. first Monday at Placid Lakes Town Hall, 2010 Placid Lakes Blvd. Call Bill Sayles at 699-6773 for details. Lake Placid Elks 2661 opens its lounge at 1 p.m. at the lodge. Ladies crafts at 2 p.m. Sign up for darts is at 6:30 p.m.Music from 5-8 p.m. It is open to members and their guests. For details, call 4652661. Lake Placid Library has storytime at 10 a.m. for ages 3-5 except during holidays. Lake Placid Moose plays cards at 2 p.m. Open to members and qualified guests only. Lodge closes at 6 p.m. Let It Begin With Me Alanon Group meets from 10:30 a.m. to noon every Monday at Heartland Christian Church, 2705 Alt. 27 South, Sebring. For details about Alanon, a self-help group for families and friends of alcoholics, call 385-5714. Loyal Order of Moose Highlands County Lodge No. 2494, 1318 W Bell St., Avon Park. Meetings held first and third Mondays at 8 p.m. Lodge phone number 452-0579. Narcotics Anonymous Never Alone Candlelight meets at 8 p.m. at 133 N. Butler Ave. in Avon Park, near the First Congregational Church. For information call Heartland area helpline (863) 683-0630. More information on other meetings and events at www.naflheartland.org. National Association for Advancement of Colored People, Highlands County Branchmeets 7:30 p.m., 401 Tulane, Avon Park. Patriots Chapter, Daughter of the American Revolution meets at 1:30 p.m. on the first Monday of each month September through May at the Church of the Redeemer Parish Hall on U.S. 27 directly across from Wells Motor Company, three-tenths of a mile north of the South Florida Community College stoplight. Call 4712096. Rotary Club of Highlands County meets at 6:15 p.m. at Beef O Brady's, Sebring. Sebring AARP meets 1:30 p.m., The Palms, Pine Street, Sebring. Sebring Historical Society open 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Located in back side of Sebring Public Library building on Lake Jackson. For information, call 471-2522. Sebring Optimist Club meets at 6:15 p.m. first and third Mondays at various locations. For details, call Gabriel Read, 453-2859 or Earle Luke at 381-3514. Sebring Women of the Moose has chapter meeting at 7 p.m. Monday at the lodge, 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. For details, call 382-8782. Sebring Eagles Club 4240 has a joint officers meeting on the first Monday of each month at the club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring. For details, call 6554007. Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 has the lounge open from 12-7 p.m. Smoke-free environment. For more details, call 471-3557. Sebring Moose Club 2259 serves beef franks and Italian sausages from 1 p.m. to closing at 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. The Women of the Moose meets at 7 p.m. the first Monday for chapter enrollment, refreshments and trivia pursuit. For details, call 655-3920. Take Off Pounds Sensibly FL632, Sebring meets at 3:30 p.m. at the fellowship hall at the First Baptist Church of Lake Josephine, Sebring. For details, call Judy O'Boyle at 260-0831. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3880 euchre, 6:30 p.m., 1224 County Road 621 East, Lake Placid. For more details, call 699-5444.TUESDAY Al-Anon Family Groups meet for discussion and Twelve Step study at noon, Union Congregational Church, 105 N. Forest Ave., AvonPark. Parking available south of old church. American Legion Placid Post 25Lake Placid has shuffleboard and euchre, both at 1 p.m. Lounge hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. For details, call 4657940. American Legion Post 74 open noon to 8 p.m. Hot dogs served. Happy Hour 4-6 p.m. Call 471-1448. Avon Park Boy Scout Troop 156 meets from 7-8:30 p.m. in the Scout Lodge, 202 Robert Britt St., AvonPark. Boys ages 11-17 are eligible to join. For details, call 452-2385. Avon Park Library has storytime at 10 a.m. for ages 3-5 except during holidays. Avon Park Lions Club meets 6:45 p.m., dinner included, Lions Club, 1218 W. Bell St., Avon Park. Busy Bee Craft Club meets 9-11 a.m., Fairway Pines, Sun N Lakes Boulevard, Sebring. Everyone is welcome. For more details, call 382-8431. Celebrate Recovery meets every Tuesday night at "The Rock," Union Congregational Church, 28 N. Butler Ave., Avon Park. Abarbecue meal is served at 6 p.m. for a donation. At 6:45 p.m., members meet. At 7:30 p.m., the group breaks up into small groups for men and women. The program is designed for drug and alcohol addiction, divorce, death or illness grief, low or lost selfesteem or identity due to dysfunctional relationships, depression/anxiety, or any other need for healing. For details, contact Celebrate Recovery coordinator Pam Sim by calling 453-3345, ext. 106. Fleet Reserve Association Board of Directors Heartland Branch No. 173 meets 7 p.m., Branch Hall, 1402 Roseland Ave., Sebring. Regular meeting, first Tuesday after board of directors meeting. Call 4716109 for details. Fletcher Music Club meets every Thursday and Tuesday at Fletcher Music Center in Lakeshore Mall, Sebring. For more details, call 385-3288. Florida Native Plant Society meets at 7 p.m. the first Tuesday in Conference Room 3 at the Highlands County Agri-Civic Center, 4509 George Blvd., Sebring. For details, call Roy Stewart at (863) 632-0914. Heartland Harmonizers Barbershop Chorus meets from 7-9:30 p.m. in the Sebring High School Music Room, Sebring. All men who enjoy singing are invited. Reading music is not required. Call 4712294 or 386-5098. Heartland Insulin Pump Support Group meets the first Tuesday of the month at 3 p.m. at the Highlands County Health Dept., 7205 S. George Blvd., Sebring. If you would like more information on insulin pumps or are a pump wearer and would like to share ideas and suggestions, please join us. For more information, contact Kathy McNeil at 414-6444. Heartland Symphony Orchestra rehearsals from 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesdays in the Green Room in the South Florida Community College auditorium building. Bring music and instruments. New members welcome. Call conductor Bryan Johnson at 800949-7248, ext. 7231. Highlands County Adoption Support Group meets from 7-8:30 p.m. first Tuesday at Quality Inn & Suites Conference Center, 6525 U.S. 27 North, Sebring. For more details, call 382-0352. Highlands County Lodge of the Order Sons and Daughters of Italy in America meets the first Tuesday of each month at Visions ADTin Sebring. The officers meet at 6 p.m. and the general meeting will follow at 7 p.m. For details, call Philomena Greco at 4020048. Highlands County Quilt Guild meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month at the Women's Club of Sebring, 4260 Lakeview Drive, across from Veterans' Beach, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For information, call 471-0694 or e-mailsbringquilter@embarqmail.com Highlands Tea Party has an educational and informational meeting at 6:30 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of each month at the Quality Inn, 6525 U.S. 27 in Sebring. Call 6990743 or e-mail thehighlandsteaparty@yahoo.com. Hope Hospice grief support group meets at 11 a.m. at 319 W. Center Ave., Sebring; and 4:30 p.m. at Southern Lifestyle ALF, across U.S. 27 from Florida Hospital Lake Placid. Call 382-0312. Italian-American Social Club of Highlands County meets the first Tuesday of each month at Visions ADT. Officers meet at 6:30 p.m.. with general meeting (men and women) at 7 p.m. For more information, call Jeanne at 382-1945. Lake Placid Art League has classes in Parchment Embossing from 8 a.m. to noon and 1-4 p.m. at the Cultural Center, 127 Dal Hall Blvd., taught by Maria Lorant. For information, call Dan Daszek at 465-7730. Lake Placid Elks 2661 opens its lounge at 1 p.m. at the lodge. Happy hour is from 2-5 p.m. Card games at 1:30 p.m. The lodge is open to members and their guests. For details, call 465-2661. Lake Placid Grief Support (Hope Hospice) meets at 4:30 p.m. every Tuesday at Southern Lifestyle, 1297 U.S. 27 North, Lake Placid, with Charlie Stroup. Refreshments served. Door prize given. Call 465-0568. Lake Placid Jaycees meets 7:30 p.m., first and third Tuesdays, Jaxson's. Board meetings at 6:30 p.m. on second Tuesday. For details, call Joe Collins, 655-5545. Lake Placid Toastmasters meet the first and third Tuesday at 6 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 101 S. Oak Ave. in Lake Placid. The web address is www.toastmasters.org. For information call Cathy Schreima at 382-3574 or Linda Udall at 386-6495. Lorida Community Club meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Lorida Community Center to plan events. Multiple Sclerosis Support Group meets 7 p.m. second Tuesday at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Sebring, in the first floor doctor's conference room. For more details, call 465-3138. Nar-Anon Support Group for family members or friends of someone with a drug problem or addiction. Nar-Anon helps attain serenity and a more normal life for those affected by the addictions of loved ones, regardless of whether or not he/she has stopped using. 6 p.m. every Tuesday at First Baptist Chuch of Lake Josephine, 111 Lake Josephine Drive, Sebring. Overeaters Anonymous meets from 9-10 a.m. every Tuesday at Avon Park Sevent hday Adventist Church, 1410 W Avon Blvd. No dues, fees or weigh-ins. Visit www.FloridaRidgeIntergroup.c o m. For details, call 382-7731. Visit www.oa.org for more info rmation on OA. Placid Lakes Bridge Club meets 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. every Tuesday and has blood pressure screening from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. first and third Tuesday at Placid Lakes Town Hall, 2010 Placid Lakes Blvd. For details, call 465-4888. Placid Lakes Home and Property Owners Associatio n Inc. has its board meetings at 7 p.m. first Tuesday at Placid Lakes Town Hall, 2010 Placid Lakes Blvd. Call 465-4888 for details. Annual meetings are in February. Quarterly meetings are in May, September and December. Rotary Club of Sebring (Noon) meets at noon at the Sebring Civic Center, near the library in downtown Sebring. For information, call 385-3829 or 471-9900. Scleroderma Support Group Meeting is the first Tuesday of each month from 1 2 pm. at the Sebring Library, 319 W. Center Ave., Sebring. Call 402-6716. Sebring Bridge Club will have Duplicate Bridge games every Tuesday evening. If inte rested in playing Duplicate Bridge, call 385-8118. Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 plays darts, beginning with sig n in at 6 p.m. Games start at 6:3 0 p.m. No experience necessary Cost is $2. Smoke-free enviro nment. For more details, call 471-3557. Sebring Lions Club meets at noon at Dot's Restaurant, 950 Sebring Square. For infor mation call 382-2333. Sebring Moose Lodge 225 9 serves soft shell tacos 5-7 p.m and beef franks and Italian sausages from 1 p.m. to closing at 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. Euchre is played at 6:30 p.m. For details, call 655-3920. Sebring Recreation Club plays bridge at 12:30 p.m. and table tennis at 4 p.m. at 333 Pomegranate Ave., Sebring. For details, call 385-2966 or leave a name, number and message. SertomaClub meets at 7 a.m. at Dee's Restaurant, Sebring. For details, call Scott Albritton at 402-1819. The Sons of AMVETS meets at 7 p.m. the first Tuesday of every month at the Post, 2029 U.S. 27 South, Sebring. Take Off Pounds Sensibly Chapter FL99 meets from 67 p.m. at the Atonement Luthera n Church, 1744 Lakeview Drive, Sebring. Take Off Pounds Sensibly Chapter FL618 has weigh in from 4-430 p.m. at Community Bible Church, 1400 CR-17AN ., AvonPark. Meeting is at 4:45 p.m. For details, call 452-1093 Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3880, plays darts 6:30 p.m., 1224 County Road 621 E., Lake Placid. The ladies au xiliary board meeting is at 10 a.m. For more details, call 699 5444. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4300 has a card tournament at 2 p.m. at the post, 2011 SE Lakeview Drive, Sebring. For details, call 3858902. Zonta Club of Highlands County meets second Tuesday. For more details, ca ll Rebekah Kogelschatz at 3149336. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, December 5, 2010Page 11B COMMUNITYCALENDAR 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

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Metro ServicesFew times of year can be a s joyous and stressful as the h oliday season. Though the j ovial atmosphere and i ncreased presence of family a nd friends are things to look f orward to each holiday seas on, the hectic schedules and f renetic pace of the holidays c an prove stressful as well. Juggling all the responsib ilities and commitments of t he holiday season can prove a nightmare. However, stayi ng organized during the holi day season can greatly r educe the stress of the seas on, and help you enjoy the s pirit of the season instead. Manage commitments w ith a calendar. Create a holi day calendar and keep it in a c onvenient place, be it of the r efrigerator door or even in y our purse or briefcase. List a ll seasonal commitments, i ncluding office parties, kids' p ageants and even be sure to s chedule some downtime so y ou can recharge. Map out the menu. P lanning meals is harder than i t might seem. To remove this p otentially stressful element o f the holiday season, plan a m enu for the week at the b eginning of each week b efore going to the grocery s tore. This will keep you f rom making unnecessary t rips to the store and save t ime. Make a list of chores. O rganize your home by crea ting a list of what needs to b e decorated, what rooms n eed cleaning, etc. This will c ome in especially handy for f amilies hosting a holiday p arty. Encourage family members to create a gift list. Gift list can help reduce the time you spend scouring the mall for gifts, and they can also allow you to manage a budget more effectively. Page 12BNews-SunSunday, December 5, 2010www.newssun.com Newborns € Children € AdolescentsOFFICE HOURS: Rajeswari Sonni, M.D., F.A.A.P. Praveen Krishnadas, M.D., F.A.A.P. Anoop Palta, M.D., F.A.A.P. Vishakha Nakhate, M.D., F.A.A.P. David Kleczek, P.A.C. Amy Grimes, P.A.C. Mercy L. Seralde, M.D. Maria C. Perez, M.D. Maria B. Asis, M.D., F.A.A.P. Megan Neff, ARNPAvon Park Pediatrics,P.A. & Sebring Pediatrics,LLCWe accept most Major Insurance and Medicaid SEBRING382-0770AVON PARK453-7337 Specializing in the treatment of € Allergies € Asthma € Attention Deficit Disorder Immunizations € Check-ups € Obesity Counseling SEBRING: MON. … FRI. … 8:30AM … 5:00PMSATURDAY … 8:30AM … 12:00 NOON … SEBRING ONLYAVON PARK: MON. & WED. … 8:30AM … 7:00PM TUES., THURS., & FRI. … 8:30AM … 5:00PM LAKE PLACID699-1414 C.D. ChipŽ Boring Broker/OwnerRE/MAX REALTY PLUS809 US 27 S., Sebring FL 33870 Of“ce: 863-385-0077 WINTER SPECIALS HIGHLANDS RIDGEImmaculate 3/2/2+ golf cart garage. Home has numerous upgrades throughout! 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Upstairs unit is also a 1 br 1 bath with great views of lake and a very large 21X11 master bedroom. Home is nicely landscaped, & great curb appeal. $129,500MLS: 214853 THE TERRACES2nd story condo views pool area has 2 br, 2 ba. Units surrounded by Majestic Oaks. Kitchen w/passthrough window opens to living area & wetbar. Nice sized Master bath with separate vanity area for the ladies. Unit located on Lake Jackson w/nice picnic area. Small pet ok. $87,000MLS: 214798 LAKE JACKSON HEIGHTSImmaculately kept w/large 12X20 family rm. Master b/r is 16X14, has walk in closet and large vanity area. Split floor plan w/open kitchen to family and living area. Lovely fenced back yard w/mature Oak tree and privacy. Floor plan of home very thought out & useable.$115,000MLS: 215297 Established 19311600 US 27 South € Avon Park Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home4001 Sebring Parkway Sebring, 385-0125 111 E. Circle St. Avon Park, 453-3101 Chris T.Nelson Craig M. Nelson Darin S. MacNeil W .W LUMBER CO. 465-3331Hwy. 27 S. Lake Placid"We're More Than Just Lumber" COMPLETE Building SuppliesPlease support the above businesses. They have made this page possible. Inspirational Thoughtsby Patricia Valentine THIS SPACE AVAILABLECALL 385-6155, Ext. 502 Residential Commercial Mobile Homes"Small Enough to Know You Large Enough to Serve You"500 South Lake Avenue 382-8300 453-3019 THIS SPACE AVAILABLECALL 385-6155, Ext. 502Isaiah 55:10-11says,For as the rain cometh down,and the snow from heaven,and returneth not thither,but watereth the earth,and maketh it bring forth and bud,that it may give seed to the sower,and bread to the eater;So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth:it shall not return unto me void,but it shall accomplish that which I please,and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.ŽThe word of God illustrated here as a rainfall,just as water nourish a plant,Gods word produces life in the heart of man.Gods word is nourishing and refreshing.Where are you today? Do you need God to speak to your storm? He has made His word known to us.And as the scripture says,it will not return back to Him voided,but it shall accomplish that which He please.Whatever your case may be,the answer can be founded in the word of God. The words of a dear friend or family can say one thing today,but something different on tomorrow.But the word of God never changes.What answers are you seeking today.I encourage you to go to the book with all the answers,the Bible.Be Blessed! Attend the Church of Your Choice! ROOFING SPECIALIST SERVING HIGHLANDS COUNTY SINCE 1989 Shingles Flat Roofs Roof Repairs Mobile Home Roofovers -FULLYLICENSED & INSURED385-4690State Lic # RC 0066817 QUALITY WORK AT A REASONABLE PRICE FREEESTIMATES Family FeaturesMixing holidays and famil y produces some level of t ension for each of us. When y ou add caring for an aging p arent into the mix, those l evels can easily skyrocket. Paula Spencer, author, f amily life specialist, and s enior editor for Caring.com, a n online destination that s upports family caregivers, s ays that holidays actually p resent a great time for famil ies to productively discuss c ritical caregiving issues. A nd if you're the caregiver, i t's a good time to reevaluate y our parent's or loved one's n eeds and share what it has m eant to be the caregiver. "If you feel you're carryi ng too much of the burden, b ring it up with family memb ers," says Spencer. "They m ay not realize the reality of w hat the care requires or how m uch you're doing. In a c alm, quiet moment, explain h ow you feel and what you s ee in a matter-of-fact, nonc onfrontational way." Spencer, who served as a c aregiver herself, offers these f our tips to help your family have meaningful and productive conversations that result in healthy support and positive actions: Use "I" statements. Avoid "you" statements that put others on the defensive, making them less likely to listen and more likely to attack. Shift the focus and put the emphasis on you: "I'm not sure I'm being understood," or "When this happens, I feel like . ." Be specific. Think about specifics that really make things easier on you rather than just telling your sister that you need help caring for Mom. Ask for help with grocery shopping, or have a cousin take Mom to doctor's appointments. You might learn that family members are relieved to learn about specific ways to participate in the caregiving. Focus on your loved one. Remember this is about providing the best support you can for your parent or relative. It's not about personal preferences or old family habits. If things get offtrack, ask, "How is this helping Dad?" Ask questions to gain understanding. Don't assume you know what your brother's comment meant. Ask questions, and you might find out something surprising that sheds a whole new light on the situation. Taking the time to lay out these communication ground rules with your family will help you navigate this stressful time with less tension and more positive interactions. Being a caregiver is a generous, loving, and difficult thing to do, and with today's resources you don't have to go it alone. "I experienced just about everything that's on the Caring.com site: dealing with their illnesses, moving Dad, organizing advance directives, handling end-of-lifeplanning, finding hospice, coping with death and stress," says Spencer. "Sites like Caring.com provide articles, resources, expert tips, and a community of caregivers who understand your challenges. Using these rich resources can help you with the many aspects of caregiving that arise all year round." Photo courtesy of caring.com Holidays can be a stressful time for caregivers, but they don't have to be. Holiday help for the caregiver Tips for communicating effectively with your family Reduce stress by staying organized this holiday season Metro Services While your schedule might not be as busy as Santa's this holiday season, you should still use a calendar to keep track of all your commitments.

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DearAbby: We are a group of ladies in retirement in a smallish town. One member of our group has, over the last few years, started to "put on a show" and I mean that literally. "Dottie" writes revues and, of course, stars in them herself. While there's nothing wrong with a vanity production, this woman is making herself look foolish. She is not slender (no sin), but she is also not talented. Dottie's friends feel she looks ridiculous singing and dancing, but no one has the nerve to tell her because she is vain and has a short temper. We can't tell our pudgy, gray-haired friend to get off the stage, so we thought you might be just the person to save our friend's dignity. Can you help? In the Wings in Northern California DearIn the Wings: Your friend is living her dream of being in the footlights. It is not up to you or me to "save her dignity" by bursting her bubble. If you don't like her performance, no law says you or anyone else must attend her revues. And feeling as you ladies do, it might be kinder if you stayed away. DearAbby: My girlfriend, "Kim," believes that saying "Bless you" after someone sneezes is a universal requirement. I think this is something out of the 15th century so I never say anything. Kim thinks I'm rude. What say you, Abby? Already Blessed in Lake Forest, Calif. DearAlready Blessed: I say you and Kim are both right. The custom of saying "Bless you" or "God bless you" after someone sneezes did originate in the Middle Ages, when it was believed that when people sneezed, their souls left their bodies for an instant and saying "God bless you" would prevent the devil from snatching it. And Kim is correct that the polite thing to do is to say it. If you care about her feelings you will accommodate her not just because it's good manners, but because you know it'll make her happy. DearAbby: I have a 3year-old, muscular male American pit bull terrier. When I walk "Petey," I am often asked by young and old alike if they can pet my dog because of his good looks. While Petey has nev er bitten anyone, I am not com fortable letting strangers pe t him. The breed can be aggressive. I always reply to these requests with a "no" and a "thank you," after which I am invariably asked if my dog is mean. Now, if there is a possibility that a dog is mean, why would someone ask to pet him in the first place? Perhaps I'm overly sensitive, but it's an annoying rhetorical question. Is there a nicer way to answer ? ADutiful Pet Owne r, Glens Falls, N. Y. DearDutiful Pet Owner : An honest response would be that your dog isn't mean but you can't guarantee tha t he won't snap if someone h e doesn't know touches him. Another way to say it woul d be, "My dog hasn't bitten anyone ... yet." 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. What teens need to know about sex, drugs, AIDS and getting along with peers and parents is in What Every Teen Should Know.' To order, send a businesssized, self-addressed envelope, plus check or money order for $6 (U.S. funds) to: Dear Abby Teen Booklet, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447. (Postage is included in the price.) www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, December 5, 2010Page 13B 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 CDCHANGERSBy NORAPEARLSTONE ACROSS 1 Post-commencement fliers? 5 Skirmish 9 Polite address 13 Freedom of speech inhibitor 19 Snack with several eating options 20 Grimm bad guy 21 Adolescent woe 22 Shopping with a mouse, say 23 Athlete's illegal plan? 26 Check up (on) 27 Put to work 28 Whom a physician should heal? 30 TV Batman Adam 31 Dost speak 32 Kenyan tribe 35 Businesses 37 Credits (to) 40 It's nearly bisected by the Missouri R. 41 Caesar's 601 44 Inevitably short story of a track event? 47 It's not wall-to-wall 49 Hopping desert rodent 51 Cross-country need, perhaps 52 Put on the tube 54 Until now 55 Sign of a slip 57 "SNL" producer Michaels 59 Endure 60 Handful 61 Deceive 64 Winans of gospel 65 Asian celebration 66 Leave no room in 68 Derrires? 72 This, in Spain 75 Distress letters 77 Restaurateur Toots 78 Exams for sophs or jrs. 80 Warm lining 81 Influence 84 Publishing crime 86 Place 88 Milan's __ alla Scala 89 Dept. in charge of rural development 90 Author Tarbell 93 Brain 94 Does without 96 Contented furnace part? 99 Dogpatch's Daisy __ 100 Children's author Blyton 102 Cutting tool handy in tight crevices 103 Football play also called a sweep 105 __ man 106 Rumor starter? 111 General Mills brand 114 Do some home improvement 116 Film set at the Bates Motel 117 Island state 119 Pass receiver's nightmare? 123 Delphic medium 124 Failed '80s gridiron org. 125 Go (toward) 126 What kings and courts do 127 Civic or rec follower 128 Allot, with "out" 129 Line on a horse 130 "__ Death": "Peer Gynt Suite No. 1" movement DOWN 1 Sets of regulations 2 Olfactory lure 3 Energized 4 Dirties 5 Stick-in-the-mud 6 Some NFL blockers 7 Gallery display 8 "__ durn tootin'!" 9 20th-century Canadian composer AndrŽ 10 __-deucy 11 Therapy subject 12 Seth of "SNL" 13 Dangerous links game? 14 365 d’as 15 Shines 16 Take a shine to 17 Spanish liqueur 18 Took off 24 Nobody at all 25 Steaming mad 29 Russian auto 32 Longtime Olivia Newton-John label 33 Rainbow paths 34 Tired partner? 36 Barely make, as a living 38 Bridge star Omar 39 Caught in a net 41 Where authors exhibit unedited work? 42 Overused word at the nursery 43 Disney president Robert 44 Designated area for Southern dialogue? 45 Tummy muscles 46 Costner links film 48 Classified charge 49 Bridges of "Starman" 50 "... __ saw Elba" 53 Coral phenomena 56 Chariot ending 58 Earthy tone 62 One weber per square meter 63 Above 67 Reluctant 69 Charmed snakes? 70 Notes after mis 71 Mark of disgrace 73 "Swan Lake" outfit 74 Tram car fillers 76 Conceal 79 How AA members complete their program 81 News bit 82 City east of Tempe 83 City employee who helps with the dishes? 85 ChapStick, e.g. 87 A, to FaurŽ 91 Changed the locks? 92 "He was white and shaken, like __ martini": Wodehouse 95 Filly's father 97 Lager alternative 98 Barnyard brayer 101 Jerk 103 Right-on 104 Swedes' neighbors 107 Victim of Hercules 108 Tan shades 109 Financially struggling, with "in" 110 Boxing ring borders 111 Prefix with -aholic 112 Wonderland tea party attendee 113 McGregor of "Big Fish" 115 Skillful 116 Some profs 118 Mer land 120 Discoverer's shout 121 Miffed, with "up" 122 Tiny amount Solution on page 9B When our boys were little, they (like e very other child) counted on Christmas t o be a morning of surprises hopeful t hat some of their dreams might be fulf illed. The first year that we had enfolded o ur families through marriage, we l ooked forward to our first Christmas t ogether; and, the arrival of both sides o f our extended family. Opening their presents, the boys d elighted over new ice skates promising h ours of fun on the frozen pond just a s hort hike through the woods behind our p roperty. Other delights added to the e xpectancy of a day of great memories. Except for one thing. My sick husband seemed to be getting s icker. Day after day, Ken weakened; w hile each day he assured me he was f eeling a little better. My first real exper ience with how devastating asthma c ould be would change what we'd c ounted on that Christmas. For example, we certainly hadn't counted on spending Christmas morning in the hospital with Ken under an oxygen tent and the children playing with their smallest of gifts in the waiting room. But, take a look back at how some unexpected, not counted upon experiences colored the very first Christmas in Israel not in shiny, festive decorations but in sobering firsts that would shake up the lives of many, especially a betrothed couple and some shepherds. In Luke 1 we read how Gabriel appears to the Virgin Mary and announces that God has chosen her to bear the Savior of the world. These events turned everything upside down and inside out in her world and that of her betrothed, Joseph.Mary had legitimate questions. But, the angel assured Mary in Luke 1: 37, "For with God nothing will be impossible."To which she humbly replied verse 38), "Behold, the maidservant of the Lord! Let it be to me according to your word." Mary could hardly have imagined she would be the virgin spoken of in Isaiah 7:14 where it says, "Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and shall call His name Immanuel." And, as she counted on God to bring everything to pass, could she have imagined his birthplace being a stable and his bed a manger? The Lord taught me many things that first Christmas together.But, one lesson was to count on him the true gift of Christmas even when I might not be able to count on circumstances being as I imagined. You can count on Christmas when the Christ of Christmas is at the heart of it all. Selah Jan Merop of Sebring is a News-Sun correspondent and an award-winnin g writer. Counting on the true gift of Christmas Pause And Consider Jan Merop The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN Every so often, when I'm f eeling in an especially misc hievous mood (as opposed t o my typically mischievous m ood), I award a RALPH R osemond's Awfully L udicrous Parenting Honor t o either a parenting pundit w ho has given exceedingly b ad parenting advice or a p arent who has done somet hing exceedingly foolish. In e ither case, to qualify one m ust have caught the attent ion of the media. My latest RALPH goes to S usan Reimer, a "motherh ood" columnist for the B altimore Sun. Reimer's July 1 0 column is titled "Paying f or good behavior is worth e very penny." In it, she advoc ates paying children for g ood behavior, chores, good g rades, practicing an instrum ent, attending supplement ary classes, going to museu ms and other educational a ctivities, and doing homew ork. She compares this dubious p ractice to employee incent ive programs, saying that if p arents want their kids to do t he right thing, "there has to b e something in it for them b esides the greater good." With a couple of thousand keystrokes, Reimer makes mockery of teaching children to do the right thing simply because it is the right thing to do. That apparently outmoded concept is the basis of all moral and ethical behavior. It is significant to note that Reimer sees no tangible benefit of her largesse. She admits, for example, that paying her kids to do their homework and study for tests did not result in better grades. OK. So, what's the point? I think it is rather insensitive of Reimer to suggest, in economic hard times, that parents should dig down deep into pockets that are less than brimming in order to pay children for doing what she is obviously too lazy to get her kids to do through proper parenting. Thankfully, my RALPHs cost nothing. Therefore, she gets one. Next we have Susan Stiffleman, an online parenting pundit who calls herself a licensed family psychotherapist. In her Oct. 25 column, Ask AdviceMama, Stiffleman advises that a 2.5-year-old who still sleeps in his parents'bed should be allowed, for the time being, to stay there because another sibling is due imminently. This doesn't qualify for a RALPH, but it merits response. Stiffleman writes, "The last thing you want is to fuel sibling rivalry by kicking him out'of his parents'bed just when the baby arrives, without giving him time to comfortably transition to his own room." This just isn't the time, she says, to make this change a major one that will require persistence, consistency,and determination. Yes it is. It's the perfect time, in fact. Furthermore, making this transition doesn't require anything more than a little creativity. Simply tell the child that The Doctor (a sort of parenting Santa Claus that I invented a number of years ago) has said that when new babies come, children can no longer sleep in their parents'bed. Period. The Doctor has spoken. Referring the issue to a third party whose authority the child already recognizes virtually neutralizes resistance. The child won't like it, but when it is pointed out that "we must do what The Doctor tells us to do" he will accept it. In fact, I've never, ever had parents tell me The Doctor didn't work in a situation of this sort. If the child cries, simply tell him that The Doctor said he might need to cry a little the first night or two. In all fairness, there was a time in my career when I would have advised exactly what Stiffleman advised. Then I stopped thinking like a psychologist and began channeling for a woman who raised her children 75 years ago. She won't tell me her name, so I just call her Grandma. Family psychologist John Rosemond answers questions at www.rosemond.com. RALPHs go to poor pundits, parents Living With Children John Rosemond Woman's revues get bad reviews from her friends Dear Abby

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LIVING 14B PAGE News-Sun Sunday, December 5, 2010 H ILLUSTRATIONS BY CHRIS WARE/LEXINGTON HERALD-LEADER/MCTAs if the shopping, baking, wrapping and school party planning weren't enough, it's time for the holiday cards. And we do mean THE holiday cards. No ordinary card will do. We're talking persona lized photo cards with just the right happy photo and just the right endearing m essage. E xhausted yet? Yeah, us too. Yet, according to a recent Shutterfly survey, 85 p ercent of folks who either send or receive holiday cards expect to send the s ame number or more cards than last year. That magic number? According to t he folks at Tiny Prints, the average photo card customer orders 75 cards. B efore you get too overwhelmed, here's a quick guide to creating holiday p hoto cards that wow. Wendy Zang, McClatchy-Tribune Here are just a few of the places to find holiday photo cards: Tiny Prints: www.tinyprints.com Shutterfly: www.shutterfly.com Snapfish: www.snapfish.com Cardstore.com: www.cardstore.com Minted: www.minted.com Kodak Gallery: www.kodakgallery.com American Greetings PhotoWorks: www.photoworks.com Pear Tree: www.peartreegreetings.com Hallmark: www.hallmark.comThe folks from eHow.com offer the following tips for taking the perfect family photos this holiday season:BASIC PLANNING Be creative. Family holiday photos are a way to express your family's personality. Come up with a concept for your photo that demonstrates your family's personal style and energy. Pick the right clothes. Whether you want everyone to wear matching clothes or not, the clothes should complement each other and be in the same styles and/or shades. They also should fit your overall concept. CHOOSING YOUR BACKDROP The setting of your portrait is important. If you choose a busy background, it distracts the focus from your family, which should be the star of the photo. Stationary backgrounds such as evergreens or holiday decorations are good choices. Gather up everyone and head outside with your camera. The best lighting for photos is natural light. If you decide to go outside, you may have to wait for a warm day so that your family is not too cold. PREPARING FOR THE PHOTO SHOOT Know your camera. Read your instruction manual thoroughly because there may be inventive and creative tricks and settings that can enhance your family photo. Take test shots (without the family) of the location where you are going to shoot the photos. This gives you the time to determine the best lighting and angles so your shoot runs smoothly. Try different angles and think about how you will arrange the family artistically. ORGANIZING THE FAMILY Stay positive. Taking a family portrait can be a challenge, so it is up to the photographer to keep everyone focused and happy. Try to schedule the session for a time when everyone will be in a good mood. For example, don't take the photos when children should be taking their nap. Arrange your family in an appropriate pose. If you have a large family, place taller members in back and have shorter members kneel or sit in front of them. You could also have a family member sit in a chair and have other family members surround him or her. BEST PHOTO POSSIBLE Take at least three shots of the same pose; this gives you plenty to choose from. Someone blinking, looking away or not smiling is almost inevitable, so if you take multiple shots, you will have at least one acceptable photo. Invest in photo editing software that allows you to get creative. Software enables you to fix lighting problems, turn images black and white or blur the background. Here are some additional card ideas from Snapfish: Just had a baby?Turn your holiday card into a birth announcement. A twofer! Highlight your travels.Take a monumental trip in 2010? Use your trip photos for your holiday cards. Artistic license.Skip the family portrait and opt for an original piece of artwork from your kids instead. Vintage, vintage, vintage! Pull out an old family photo from the archives (think Mom and Dad in the '50s), and create a memorable card. Here are some tips to help you on your creation odyssey: Start with the photo(s),suggests Pretzer of Snapfish. The photos set the tone for the card. You'd pick a different card for a photo of kids making funny faces than you would for a lovey-dovey shot of you and your beau staring into each other's eyes. Pick your favorite or favorites and go from there. Think about tone.Do you want a traditional card or something funny? Do you want to highlight the whole family or just the kids? Are you looking to tell a story about your year or send a simple message? Browse and browse some more.There are thousands out there hopefully your search helped narrow it down. Some sites allow you to mark your favorites, so it's easier to compare later. If not, bookmark them with your Web browser. Narrow your search. Utilizing the search functions on your card company's site can make the process a lot less overwhelming, says Ching of Tiny Prints. Most sites will let you filter by things like number of photos, color, fold, theme (whimsical, religious, etc.) and price. Pick your card and upload your photos.The mechanics of the upload is different for each company, but all offer some pretty easy-to-follow instructions. Customize your message.Depending on the card design, there may be lots of options on what to say. Share the sentiment that makes the most sense for you, Pretzer says. Make it personal.Add a few extra touches that make your card truly yours whether it's a little photo of your cat on the back of the card or a little message about where you've been this year. Here's what's hot this year: Photos x10:Cards used to feature only one photo, but new designs this year showcase as many as 12 images. Other designs include images inside a card, or on the back. "In a big family it's nice to highlight each kid," says Lori Pretzer, of the Snapfish marketing team. Photo stories:People are using all those new multi-photo layouts to create photo stories images and captions to replace traditional holiday newsletters. Hot hues: The big color trends for this year are black and white, teal or turquoise, and brighter tones of red. Hip to be square (or round, or ornamental):Shapes are a big deal this year. Cards themselves are available in shapes other than rectangular. (Tiny Prints is even offering an ornament card complete with hanging ribbon.) Photo frames on the card also are featuring new whimsical shapes. Happy, happy, joy, joy:The vibe for this year's cards is joy! People are looking for celebratory messages, says Laura Ching, co-founder of Tiny Prints. Think messages like "Happy Everything!" or "Merry and Bright!" Fold, fold, fold:Forget flat cards or folded cards. This year's designs feature tri-folds, accordion folds, mini-books, pop-ups and even cards that fold in to create their own envelopes. Personalization:People are exercising their creative muscles. Every-thing about cards this year is personalized: colors palettes, typography, messages and more. Here are a few more things to know when ordering your cards: Some companies, including Tiny Prints, offer mailing options where they will mail the cards out for you. You just upload your address book. The service from Tiny Prints is free of charge; you only pay for the stamps. Many companies are now offering preprinted envelopes with return addresses on them and/or address labels that coordinate with your holiday card. Photo cards can be expensive, but they don't have to be. Pay attention to price when browsing cards and look for special budget cards. Also be sure to search the Web for coupons. There are many offers for discounts, including free shipping, available. It's (almost) never too late. Most companies can rush an order to you (at a charge) in just a couple of days. Snapfish also offers an option to pick up your cards at a local retail outlet, and can have them there in just one day.TINYPRINTS TINYPRINTS SNAPFISH



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By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comLAKE PLACID Residents, businesses, the town council and staff face a difficult situation regarding the cost of utilities, specifically water and sewer. There are two separate issues. One problem is a rise in commercial water bills. The town bought Highlands Utility in its ongoing effort to build a regional utilities network. Highlands Utility was privately owned with its own, out-dated rate structure. Now that the town owns the system, customers are paying fees set by the towns rate structure, which is higher. The other problem is the cost of hooking up to the new sewer system built by the town, which can run into thousands of dollars. The cost of cleaning water and a larger state-wide effort to encourage water conservation by creating rate structures that raise fees according use are behind the higher costs. In a telephone interview Friday, Council member Steve Bastardi said, First and foremost, (utilities) are an enterprise no loss, no profit an enterprise is supposed to sustain itself. Lady Streaks pick up winPAGE1BAPPD plans free holiday feast for communityPAGE2ANEWS-SUN Highlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 Sunday, December 5, 2010 www.newssun.com Volume 91/Number 147 | 75 cents www.newssun.com HighLow 72 37Complete Forecast PAGE 14A A passing shower or two in the morning Forecast Question: Should the federal government approve another extension of jobless benefits? Next question: Do you put lights on the outside of your home for Christmas? www.newssun.comMake your voice heard at Online Obituaries Kitty Austin Age 83, of Lake Placid Catherine Bodogh Age 102, of A von Park Shirley Broen Age 88, of Sebring Arlene Call Age 80, of Avon Park Doris J. Dale Age 91, of St. Marys Lewis Greenhalgh Age 89, of Sebring L. Malcolm Hamilton Jr. Age 84, of Greensburg Ruth Webb Age 83, of Tucson, Ariz. Obituaries, Page 5A Phone ... 385-6155 Fax ... 385-2453O nline: www.newssun.com Yes 47.1% No 52.9% 099099401007 Total votes: 87 Arts & Leisure 17B Classifieds 10A Community Briefs5A Community Calendar11B Crossword Puzzle13B Dear Abby 13B Editorial & Opinion4A Lottery Numbers2A Movie Times 13B Police Blotter 9A School Menus 5B Sports On TV 2B Index locally owned community mindedHeartlandNational Bank Avon Park800 West Main St.863.453.6000Lake Placid600 U.S. Hwy 27 N.863.699.1300Sebring327 U.S. Hwy 27 N.863.386.1300Sun n Lake North5033 U.S. Hwy 27 N.863.386.1322www.heartlandnb.com Acrash course in personalized photo cards PAGE14B News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMON S Frank Branca waves to the crowd Friday evening from atop the Gator Board Shop float complete with a half-pipe during the Sebring Christmas parade. News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Youngsters wave enthusiastically Friday evening during the Sebring Christmas Parade in Sebring. By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comSEBRING Through court discovery, the Indian River State Attorney released former County Commissioner Jeff Carlsons blood-alcohol content during a fatal boating accident in July. According to reports, Carlsons BAC when taken three hours after the accident, in which his wife Julie was killed, was at 0.076, just below the 0.08 legal limit in Florida. But estimates from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement put the level of alcohol in his blood between 0.110 and 0.150 at the actual time the accident occurred, according to reports. Those estimates are what prompted charges from the Carlsons blood alcohol on day of crash released Carlson News-Sun staffLAKE WALES Bootlegging moonshine sounds like something from an episode of The Untouchables or even The Dukes of Hazzard, but Polk County law enforcement made a pair of arrests for it on Thursday. One of those arrested was the manager of Cowboys restaurant in Sebring, who had reportedly already received several cases of the concoction and was waiting for more. According to reports, 40-year-old Daniel McGuire of Mountain City, Tenn., was seen at a restaurant in Lake Wales on Wednesday by a part-time Lake Wales police officer with several containers of what was later determined to be moonshine in his trunk. On Thursday, McGuire was stopped and 83 quart-sized jars of moonshine were found in the trunk of his Mustang. McGuire told deputies he had been caught redhanded, according to reports. McGuire reportedly told deputies he had delivered three cases of the moonshine to 36-year-old Catherine Renee Watson, the manager of Cowboys. McGuire said Watson was supposed to get more on Thursday in Frostproof. She was also arrested. McGuire is charged with possession of moonshine, transportation of moonshine, moving or concealing alcoholic beverages with intent to defraud the state, and conspiracy to violate the beverage law. Watson, a former law enforcement officer in Glades, Hendry and Hardee counties, was charged with conspiracy to violate beverage law, a felony. She posted $1,000 bond. Manager of Cowboys busted for moonshine Watson Lighting up the Circle for the season Rising water rates raise eyebrows in Lake PlacidSee WATER, page 8A News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMON S The Heartland Cultural Alliance and WFHT 1390 AM present the first of its kind Music & Art Fest at Lakeshore Mall in Sebring. The three-day event offers a broad range of talent from throughout the county and is a fundraiser for the Heartland Cultural Alliance. More than 500 people had visited the festival by Saturday midmorning and over $1,200 worth of art had been sold Its been very fluid, everything is working, it was just meant to be, said event coordinator Fred Leavitt. The festival ends today at 4 p.m. Art, music showcased at mall See CARLSON, page 9A SEBRING It must have been the hard work of dozens of elves, but the Historic Circle, all summer a construction work in progress, turned into a sparkling Christmas Wonderland with a flip of a switch and the arrival of the Christmas Parade Friday night. There was a perfect nip in the air as crowds lined Ridgewood Drive, Circle Drive and South Commerce Avenue. Children and grown-ups were three and fo ur deep around the Circle. The parade came complete with a marching band, dancing girls, fancy floats clowns, Boy Scouts, firemen, police cars whooping their sirens, cowboys on horses, working dogs on leases, the championship Sebring baseball team, antique cars, and th e usual array of brightly lit floats. More photos, 3A.

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By SAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comSEBRING Taylor Oil C ompany held an event on F riday that acknowledged c ustomers as well as a group o f people who work hard to p rovide smiles to those who h ave been hit with unfortun ate circumstances. The BPstation on U.S. 27 S outh in the Southgate S hopping Center was packed f ull of customers coming and g oing to receive prizes, try o ut a racing course simulat ion and enjoy food and fun. The customer appreciation d ay was not the only thing g oing on at BP. Throughout t he day, the second part of the e vent was a fundraiser for a h eartwarming organization. Give Kids the World is a o rganization that is dedicated t o putting smiles on the faces o f children with life-threateni ng illnesses and their famil ies. The organization allows a family to put their problems o n hold for a while and just l ive a life of care-free bliss. Give Kids the World V illage is a 70-acre, nonp rofit resort in Kissimmee. T he Village is a storybook w orld created to take the c ares away from families and g ive them a well-deserved b reak. Each family spends o ne week at the Village and v isits each of the theme parks i n Orlando. Director of Development C ourtney Parras is passionate a bout the organization and all t hat it has done and will cont inue to do for these sick child ren and their families. Each family that comes to t he resort has one full week t o see all their dreams come t rue, said Parras. The child ren that stay at the resort are s howered with happiness and f un and a true escape from t heir unfortunate circums tances. Families that stay at The V illage in one of the 140 vill as and are showered with care, entertainment, and ample accommodations and attractions. The Village is backed by each of the worldfamous theme parks in central Florida and numerous other corporations including Walmart, Hasbro, Perkins, Boston Market, Coca-Cola and American Airlines. These companies make it possible for the children and their families to come here and not have to worry about paying for anything; not their food, not transportation, not their living arrangements. Its all paid for. All they have to do is enjoy their week there, Parras explained. Morgan Norris is the director of marketing for the Taylor Oil Company. She heard about Give Kids the World Village and began working with Parras on a plan to raise awareness of it here in Highlands County. Its such a great organization. Its so amazing to see these children who are so sick, but their faces just dont show it. I went in there thinking I was going to be so sad and feel for them, but it was the complete opposite, said Norris. Norris described the children as happy and carefree. The children all suffer from life-threatening and sometimes terminal illnesses, but they do not let it stop them from living. It makes me check myself, everyday. I tell myself Look at these children and their families and what they are going through ... why am I complaining, said Parras. Norris agrees. The organization has had a handful of families from Highlands County be a part of the Village and Norris and Parras hope to let everyone know that there is a place for these children where they can go and have their dreams be a reality. The barbecue plates that were sold at the event all benefited Give Kids the World Village. Throughout the day Norris and Parras let the public know where there money was going and that they, as well as the children and families, appreciated their business and their kindheartedness. Page 2ANews-SunSunday, December 5, 2010www.newssun.com Published every Sunday, Wednesday & Friday at 2227 U.S. 27 South Sebring, Florida 33870 A Harbor Point Media Company OFFICE: 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL 33870 OFFICE HOURS: 8 a.m.-5 p.m, Monday-Friday PHONE: 863-385-6155 MAIN FAX NUMBER: 863-385-1954 NEWSROOM FAX NUMBER: 863-385-2453 POSTMASTER: Send address change to: News-Sun, 2227 U.S. 27 S., Sebring, FL 33870 USPS ISSN 0163-3988 Periodical postage paid at Sebring, FL and additional entry office(s)CIRCULATION SUNDAY, WEDNESDAY AND FRIDAY EDITIONS: If you do not receive your home delivered newspaper by 6 a.m., please phone the circulation department before 10 a.m. on Wednesday and Friday publication days, and before 11 a.m. on Sunday publication days and a replacement copy will be delivered to you. Subscribers who notify us after the times mentioned will receive credit to their account. Please call 385-6155.SUBSCRIPTION RATES12 mo.7% FL taxTotal HOME DELIVERY$60.46$4.23$64.69 IN FLORIDA MAIL92.236.4698.69 OUT OF FLORIDA MAIL105.99105.99 Deadlines for subscription changes are noon on Tuesday for the Wednesday edition, noon on Thursday for the Friday edition, and noon on Friday for the Sunday edition. Changes received after the times stated will be processed on the following publication date. Romona Washington Publisher and Executive Editor863-385-6155, ext. 515 Kaylor & Kaylor P.A.Social Security Disability LawNew Claims Hearing Before A Judge Reconsiderations Appeals Court 863-382-1900 Mark Kaylor News-Sun photo by SAMANTHAGHOLAR Taylor Oil Company held a customer appreciation and fundraiser on Friday. The family run company owns five BP gas stations in the area and wanted to show the community their gratefulness. All the food plates sold during the event benefited Give Kids the World organization. (from left to right) Holly Taylor, Laura Long, Courtney Parras (Give Kids the World) Morgan Norris, and Charlie Taylor. Dec. 1 162032434852x:4Next jackpot $11 millionNov. 27 192326284952x:5 Nov. 24 152937404243x:3 Dec. 3 2627283536 Dec. 2 214151835 Dec. 1 213193234 Nov. 30 1121222736 Dec. 3 (n) 2270 Dec. 3 (d) 5809 Dec. 2 (n) 4398 Dec. 2 (d) 4163 Dec. 3 (n) 494 Dec. 3(d) 696 Dec. 2(n) 499 Dec. 2 (d) 083 Dec. 3 21826348 Nov. 30 3612373 Nov. 26 1352813 Nov. 23 1421262814 Dec. 1 510111220 PB: 2 PP: 3Next jackpot $20 millionNov. 27 1030374754 PB: 39 PP: 5 Nov. 24 820213237 PB: 4 PP: 3 Note: Cash 3 and Play 4 drawings are twice per day: (d) is the daytime drawing, (n) is the nighttime drawing. PB: Power Ball PP: Power Play Lottery Center By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comAVON PARK The Avon P ark Police Department is h osting a Holiday Feast to b enefit the citizens of Avon P ark, and to give back to t hose in need. Officers will be serving a t raditional holiday meal at t he Avon Park Community C enter at 3 p.m. Wednesday, D ec. 22, including turkey, h am, mashed potatoes and o ther dishes. This is all them, APPD C hief Mike Rowan said of h is police officers. Det. Sgt. David Sass, Det. Christy Harbaugh and Det. Nate Coogan are the ones organizing that. But, I am very proud of the way the department is thinking about the community and thinking outside the box, Rowan said. According to Rowan, all the food is coming from local businesses, and at no cost to the city. Yep, it is all donated. About 20 turkeys, the same amount of hams. And the rest is coming from business donations and the officers in the department. They have volunteered to cook everything and serve, Rowan said. The organizers were happy and a little astounded at the business support of the idea, according to Sass. Its really amazing how people are pitching in once this got rolling. The community support for the idea is huge. The officers families are volunteering to cook and serve. Even though this year has been tough, several businesses are pitching in big to make this happen, Sass said. When asked why the idea of a community dinner on such a large scale, Sass stated that it is just the departments way of giving back. Well, we are always talking about giving back to the community, and this idea has been going around as an idea for a while. Finally, Christy and Nate said they wanted to get it done. As we started to contact businesses around town, they just sort of started outpouring their support, Sass said. So many times folks in the community have given to us and supported us; we just thought it was a good way to give back, Sass explaine d. This will also give folks an opportunity to meet us ou tside of our job. To see th at we are just people in t he community, sometimes o ur job is tough, but that we car e. It is also a chance to know this is a communi ty and that we can all g et together and share a simp le meal. The meal will be free, an d everyone is invited to atten d. Those interested in helpin g or donating should conta ct Sass at 453-6622. Avon Park PD serving free holiday feast to community I am very proud of the way the department is thinking about the community.MICHAELROWAN police chief Taylor Oil event thanks customers, raises funds for a unique organization Open request to Highway Park Utilities Water Service customersLAKE PLACID Highway Park utilities, in a ccordance with the regulat ions of the Florida D epartment of E nvironmental Protection, w ill be taking the Highway P ark Water Storage Tank off l ine for scheduled mainten ance, inspection and painti ng. The tank is not expected t o be put back into service u ntil Saturday or Sunday, D ec. 18 or 19. The maintenance will i nclude a washout and intern al and external inspection o f the tank and painting of t he outside of the tank. To p erform the necessary maint enance the storage tank will n eed to be drained and taken o ut of service. All Highway Park Utilities c ustomers are asked to curt ail their water use to less t han normal usage, and to t emporarily postpone any l arge usage of water, i.e. l awn watering, equipment w ashing, filling pools, washi ng cars or any other activity that would use more water than normal until after the tank is placed back into service. Any activities requiring above normal or additional water usage are recommended to be completed prior to taking the tank out of service or after it is back on line. We are requesting your assistance in order to be able to handle any needed fire protection during this time. The personnel of Highway Park Utilities will inform the public by radio and newspaper when the tank is back in service. For further information, contact the Utility Department at 699-3716.Interviews begin for Miss 12 Hours of SebringSEBRING Interviews for the Miss 12 Hours of Sebring will begin at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 21 in the Sebring International Raceway boardroom. Contestants must be a resident or attend school in Highlands or Hardee County, be between the ages of 21 and 27 and single. Miss 12 Hours will represent the raceway at various events during the 59th Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring. Call Sharon Keiber at 385-4573 or 381-3369 (cell) or e-mail sgkeiber@earthlink.net to schedule at interview. Snapshots Did YouKNOW?In Florida, the bicycle is legally defined as a vehicle. Bicyclists using a public roadway are considered operators of motor vehicles and are responsible for observing all traffic laws. With few exceptions, there is only one road and it is up to motorists and bicyclists to treat each other with care and respect. Adherence to the law is the foundation of respect. By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEYchristopher.tuffley@newssun.comSEBRING Judy Spiegel, newly installed president of the Humane Society of Highlands County, and other supporters of the shelter at 7321 Haywood Taylor Blvd. were devastated to discover skullduggery during a recent internal audit. The financial review was routine, begun in October as a matter of course when the new board took office. Discrepancies were discovered, however, which were traced back to a former officer who is no longer associated with the society. In a press release on Thursday, the board of directors announced they had approached the State Attorneys Office asking for an investigation of those discrepancies. As a responsible board, we brought this matter to the State Attorneys attention and we greatly appr eciate their assistance , Spiegel wrote. We w ill fully cooperate with the ir office. Unfortunately, s he added during a telepho ne interview Thursday afte rnoon, I cant say a who le lot. We were told to be quiet. Spiegel said her ma in fear was the public wou ld lose trust in the Huma ne Society. Its difficu lt enough to keep donatio ns coming, she said. O ur main focus has to rema in positive, and to keep doin g what we do. Spiegel reminds peop le that the shelter runs o n local donations only. It does not receive mon ey from any public agenc y, nor the from nation al Humane Society. At this time, Spieg el said, the shelter is home to 125 animals. The Board wants to reassure everyone th at every dollar donated to t he shelter will go to the dire ct care of animals, sa id Spiegel. All board mem bers serve as voluntee rs and receive no compens ation. Missing money at Humane Society being investigated Funds linked to person no longer with the Society

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T he City of Avon Park recently held a meeting about h ow it could help l essen the impact of f uture disasters, but t he question on e veryones mind w as wheres the d ata?Local Mitigation Strategy ( or LMS) is a long term for l earning about what not to do o r how to change things after a disaster, like a hurricane, o il spill or plane crash, in o rder to mitigate the damage t o life and property. FEMA, the Federal E mergency Management A gency, found that for every d ollar it spends in mitigation, i t can actually save $1.50 in t he long run because it has to p ay out less after a disaster. Smart move, especially s ince those are tax dollars p aid by those who have to get a loan to rebuild after a hurric ane. But the problem for future projects in Highlands County is that those projects come from the problems that become apparent in the data collection, and there is no current data. Avon Park has a problem it noticed during the last hurricanes and El Nino at its airport. Namely, when it rains, certain areas flood, especially around the Bonnie Brae area. An excellent project for FEMAmitigation money. Avon Park had been keeping the detailed data on its own, showed it is eligible for the grant, and applied. The city got $2.3 million for its efforts. But since that time, Highlands County staff was contracted to take care of the data for not only the unincorporated areas, but for each of the cities and special districts. Through an inter-local agreement, county staff agreed to be the keeper and collector of the data, arguing that this would make it accessible and bring a level of consistency to the collection and storage, that way everyone could get the data. Good idea. But unfortunately, that has not happened. It was pointed out at the Avon Park meeting that the data has not been kept, and that a lot of data has been thrown away since 2005. If FEMA, or the state, requests more information for a specific project, like storm water control in Sebring, then the data should be available from the county. Recently, FEMAasked for just that, and tabled a couple of county, city, and other Highlands requests because the supporting data is not there. We understand that there are budget constraints and politics involved, but the county contracted to keep the information and to distribute it as needed. There is no doubt that the LMS committee and the county staff has worked hard to get the new methodology in place and approved by FEMA, and that the framework is now in place to apply for that federal relief, but wheres the data? Page 4ANews-SunSunday, December 5, 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 Wheres the data? This is a tough time of year if, like me, youre supposed to be losing weight. I mean, its never easy to lose weight as far as Im concerned, but this time of year is (if youll pardon the phrase) no picnic. Think about it. Start with Thanksgiving, which was not created with dieters in mind. You have stuffing, you have mashed potatoes, you have cranberry sauce you have me drooling while I type this (and we havent even gotten to pie). Then the time between Thanksgiving and Christmas? You have cookies, cake, candy, possibly more pie. If you go to parties or gatherings theres all kinds of goodies. Most of them have enough calories in them to sink a battleship and toast any diet you might be on. I know Ive fallen off the diet wagon. Hard. Im avoiding my scale as much as possible for the moment and praying Don wont ask me how the whole weight loss thing is going. (He probably will when he reads this column. This will not be an enjoyable conversation). The thing is, I have eyes. They work well enough to tell me Im overweight when I look in the mirror. I see the fat on me. I know its not good for me to have it. But I like to eat. And its not like I can give up food, at least not for a long period of time. People will say that of course you have to eat, you just have to choose to eat the right things. As in, things that you obviously arent eating right now because if you were you wouldnt have all that fat on you. Right? Look, Id be a lot more willing to diet if we could get the tastes right. Why cant broccoli taste like mashed potatoes? Salad taste like grilled cheese? Brussels Sprouts taste like anything else? If you, like me, are carting around a few extra pounds, you might find this recent news story of interest. Apparently, two women found a use for their extra poundage they used it to assist in an attempt at shoplifting. I am not kidding. According to Edmond, Okla., police, Ailene Brown and Shmeco Thomas tried t o make off with about $2,600 worth of store merchandise by stuffing it under their breasts and their belly fat. According to one officer, These two were actually concealing them in areas of their body where excess sk in was, under their chest area and armpits. The list of items include four pairs of boots, three pairs of jeans, a pair of gloves and a wallet. The items made me think I could probably conceal a pair of gloves or a wallet under certain large portions of my anatomy. Three pairs of jeans? Thats tough. And boots? I havent seen a picture of the accused and can t speak to how big they are. But surely theyd have to b e bigger than me to pull that off. While Im not encouraging anyone to shoplift, I think the idea of our fat actually being useful could take the sting out of our po or dietary practices. Maybe someone more creative than I am can come up with som e ideas that arent illegal or immoral. Id give more time and thought to this, but my creativity is tied up in how Im going to explain this colum n to Don. And how Im going to avoid that stupid scale until 2011. Wish me luck. Laura Ware is a Sebring re sident. She can be contacted by e-mail at bookwormlady @ embarqmail.com Can fat be useful? Lauras Look Laura Ware I dont believeEditor: I know a lot of Republicans. Some are even my relatives. They are nice people and they are my friends. They want the same things I do: that everyone should have a job, enough to eat, shelter, treatment when wounded or sick and hope for a better future. They dont want only a few controlling the wealth of this country to their benefit, while infrastructures crumble, our schools cannot function, and transplant patients are kicked off waiting lists, unless they are private pay. In short, they do not believe that the tax cuts for the rich should be extended. So why is Republican leadership insisting on this? Is it simply because it is a position at odds with the Democrats? Anyone with a beating heart should not be in favor of tax cuts for those already in control of vast fortunes. Let us normal people the vast majority come together to take control of what little we can and eliminate this wasteful spending on the already rich. My Republican counterparts should tell their leaders to stop their obstruction, and to let the tax cuts for upper-upper income brackets expire. Paula House Lake PlacidMany things need correctingEditor: An open letter to Senator Mitch McConnell and Representative John Boehner: I have been impressed with what Ive heard you say on TV. You listen to the people. I want to share a few thoughts with you. You know, fair elections is a necessary foundation. Im thinking from some of this literature Ive read that we had a lot of fraud in the last presidential election, which I feel was a large contributor to Obamas election. He manages this continuation of illegal immigration, that will give him a big advantage. They will vote for him because of all the perks he promises. This union situation is another big plus for him. When a persons livelihood depends on their vote, you can be assured they will vote to save their job. That is a lot of votes. I dont know what needs to be done to solve the problem, but I feel that money is a huge hazard to our electing the best people for the job. The person who is able to raise the most money should not determine the election results. Those contributors are expecting something in return and that brings more corruption. Of course, the problem with illegal immigration doesnt stop there. That money that would be saved from solving that problem would decrease the deficit as well as help in many other ways. There are so many things that need correcting and Im hoping and praying that we will make consistent progress. Until our country is returned to one nation under God. Im sure this will take more than one term, but if we can remove some of these obstacles, that control our elections and the people can elect the candidates according to choice, I believe that would be very helpful just food for thought. Willie Clyde Cloud SebringTime to get back to serious issuesEditor: Its nice to hear that our contributors to letters will soon turn loose of Sarah. Now, if only the TVpundits and bloggers would stop responding to the wicked witch of Wasilla every time she Tweets, Facebooks, belches or poots, and treating her balderdash as worthy political comment deserving of discussion, we will soon be rid of her prattling and go back to treating serious issues, seriously. Randy Ludacer Lake Placid La Quinta Inns great place for magicEditor: We would like to express our appreciation to Sherry Bartley, the general manager, at La Quinta Inns & Suites for providing us with the best facility in town for the Intimate Evening of Magic by Nelson show this past weekend. The hotel is beautiful, the facilities were superb and the staff was extremely courteous. We would like to thank all of our friends, for bring ing us in to their homes to entertain their children as well as local businesses who have invited us to provide entertainment at their corporat e events this past year. We are gratefu l for their continuous support. Those who attended the shows, I hope yo u had the time of your life. Nelson Pache co Sebrin g EDITORIALPAGEPOLICYMake sure to sign your letter and include your address and phone number. Anonymous letters will be automatically rejected. Please keep your letters to a maximum of 400 words. We have to make room for everybody. Letters of local concern take priority. Send your letter to 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL33870; drop it off at the same address; fax 3851954; or e-maileditor@newssun.com. To make sure the editorial pages arent dominated by the same writers, letters are limited to two per month and a guest column can be submitted once every three months. Opinions expressed in letters or columns are solely the opinion of that author and not necessarily the opinion of the staff or editors of the News-Sun. All items will run on a first-come basis as space permits, although more timely ones could be moved up. We believe your viewpoints are just as important as any community leader or government official, so consider this a personal invitation to get your two cents in. The NewsSunhas a long history of encouraging public discussion through letters, guest columns, and Readers Response questionnaires. Providing this forum for our readers is a pleasure, not an obligation. Bouquet

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Kitty AustinKitty Brewer Austin, 83, o f Lake Placid died Nov. 28, 2 010. She was born in B oston, Ga. She is survived by her h usband of 55 years, Ralph; c hildren; Steven, Karen and B rian; and three grandchild ren. Aprivate celebration of h er life will be held by her i mmediate family members. W ords of comfort to the f amily can be made by visiti ng www.scottfuneralserv ices.com. Arrangements e ntrusted to Scott Funeral H ome, Lake Placid. Catherine BodoghCatherine Anetta Bodogh, 1 02, of Avon Park died Oct. 2 4, 2010. Born in G aithersburg, Md., she m oved to Avon Park in 2004. S he had her own beauty s hop in her home, played the o rgan for two churches, did o il painting, ceramics, u pholstery and alterations. She is survived by her sist er, Frances B. Miller. Her Godson, Deacon S teven Dove of St. B ernadette Catholic Church, P ort St. Lucie, presided over t he Rite of Committal with h er sister in attendance. C atherines cremated r emains will be interred with h er late husband Gene at A rlington National Cemetery a t a later date. Words of c omfort to the family can be m ade by visiting www.scottf uneralservices.com. A rrangements entrusted to S cott Funeral Home, Lake P lacid.Shirley BroenShirley Broen, 88, died Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010 in Sebring. She was born in Nashua, N.H., served in World War II as a Wave in the U.S. Navy, and received degrees from both the University of Miami and Florida State University. She is survived by her sons Frank Broen and James Broen; her sisters Constance Cain and Sylvia Thompson; her brothers Roger Sullivan, Thomas Sullivan, and Richard Sullivan; and five grandchildren. Avisitation will take place Dec. 10 at Culleys Funeral Home on Riggins Road in Tallahassee from 68 p.m. The funeral will take place on Dec. 11 at St. Johns Episcopal Church in Tallahassee at 10 a.m. The family requests donations be made to the Julius H. Broen Jr. Childrens Choir Memorial Fund at St. Johns Episcopal Church in Tallahassee. Local arrangements are being handled by Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home.Arlene CallArlene E. Call, 80, of Avon Park, died Nov. 23, 2010. Born in Batavia, N.Y., she was a resident of Stafford, N.Y., wintering here since 1979. She is survived by her husband, Herbert J.; daughters, Barbara Burnham and Jeanette Call; son, James Call; sister, Nancy Clareq; brothers, Robert Mullen, Theodore Mullen and Lester Mullen; 10 grandchildren, four step-grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. Amemorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5 at Union Congregational Church, Avon Park, and at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 11 at Morganville United Church of Christ in Stafford, N.Y. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Tech Ministries, c/o Union Congregational Church, 106 N. Butler Ave., Avon Park. Arrangements are with Fountain Funeral Home, Avon Park.Lewis GreenhalghLewis Warren Greenhalgh, 89, died Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010 in Sebring. He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and was the captain of a tug boat, a member of the First United Methodist Church of Sebring, served in the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II and was a resident of Sebring since 1980, coming from Greenport, New York. He is survived by his son Alan Greenhalgh of Bordertown, NJ; sister, Ruth Spalinger of Camarillo, Calif.; brother, Donald Greenhalgh of Walterboro, SC; a granddaughter, and one great grandson. Memorial services will be held on Monday at 11a.m. at the Stephenson-Nelson Chapel with W. Mike Adams officiating. Contributions may be made in his memory to the Sebring Meals on Wheels. Cremation arrangements entrusted to Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home, Sebring. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, December 5, 2010Page 5A Doris Jeanette Dale, 91, died Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2010, at the Hospice of the Golden Isles. Born in Marysville, Ohio, she had been a resident of St. Marys since 2006, moving from Hilton Head, S.C. She was a wonderful wife (husband Rex died in 2003), mother, avid reader, artist, poet and writer. She loved her grandchildren and greatgrandchildren. Doriss family includes her son, Rex (Gail-deceased), daughter Dianne (Ed). All of St. Marys. Grandchildren are Gale, Scott (deceased), Carolyn (Tyler), Sharon (Jim), Judy (Keith), David (Patti) and Debbie (John). Great-grandchildren are Andrew, Adam, Charlie and Casey. Her family also includes her cousin, Shirley Woody and family in Lebanon, Ind. A celebration of life for Doris Dale will be at a later date.DORIS JEANETTE DALE L. MALCOLM HAMILTON JR. L. Malcolm Mr. Ham Hamilton Jr., 84, of Greensburg, died Sunday, Nov. 28, 2010, at home. He was born June 11, 1926, in Irwin, a son of the late Louis Malcolm Sr. and Winifred C. (Britton) Hamilton, and was also preceded in death by his second wife, Dolores Hamilton. He was the owner of Hamilton Buick, GMC, Mazda and Subaru of Irwin, which he began after purchasing the former Davis Buick in 1955. He became the youngest Buick dealer in the country at that time. He also operated Hi Grade Shooters Supply. He was a graduate of Norwin High School, class of 1943, attended the University of Pittsburgh, and was a Golden Panther. He was a member of Faith United Methodist Church, Delmont, and served on the board of directors for the camp at Jumonville. He was a member of Shidle Lodge No. 601, Free and Accepted Masons, Irwin, the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, Valley of Pittsburgh, Syria Temple, and Tall Cedars of Lebanon, Westmoreland Forest No. 77; the National Buick Dealers Council, the National Automotive Dealers Association, the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, Pittsburgh Local, the Amateur Trapshooters Association and was a board member of the Pennsylvania Trapshooters Association. He was a member of the Pennsylvania Sportsman Association, the Ride and Hunt Club, and was an honorary deputy sheriff of Westmoreland County. He was a World War II veteran, having served in the Navy, was a member of American Legion Post 359, Irwin, and a life member of the Norwin Elks and LOOM Lodge 236, Irwin. He was an avid reader, loved photography, and had a passion for music, especially jazz. Surviving are his wife, Ann (Parks) Hamilton; children, Bruce C. Hamilton Sr., of North Huntingdon, Frances M. Hamilton, of Greensburg, and Susan H. Darroch and her husband, T.J., of North Huntingdon; stepchildren, Terri Crutchfield, of Sebring, Fla., and Cindy Dady, of Tampa, Fla.; grandchildren, Bruce C. Hamilton Jr., Eric Hamilton, Kaitlin, Samantha and Gregory Darroch; step grandchildren, Taylor Crutchfield and Kaitlyn and David Dady; great-grandchildren, Eleana and MacKenzie Hamilton; sister, Betty Henschel and her husband, William, of South Euclid, Ohio; also nieces and nephews. A funeral service was held at 10 a.m. Thursday in Faith United Methodist Church, 305 Freeport Road, Delmont, PA 15626. Interment with military honors followed in Penn-Lincoln Memorial Park, North Huntingdon. Those wishing may contribute to Simmons Center for Interstitial Lung Disease, UPMC Montefiore, NW 628, 3459 Fifth Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213. The family would like to especially thank good friend and caregiver, Dick Forsythe, Dr. Grant Shevchik, Dr. Kevin Gibson and the staff at Simmons Center for their compassion and excellent care. SUNDAY BRUNCH11am 1:30pm Lunch served after 1:30pmwith purchase of beverageReceive$200 OFFExpires 12-31-10 Trishs Paradise GrilleHighlands Ridge South(863) 382-2131$1095 Ruth ( Bunny) E Webb passed away peacefully in Tucson, AZ on December 1, 2010. She was born November 16, 1927. Bunny lived most her life in Flint Michigan. She married Harry at 17 and they lived in Germany immediately after WWII. They later built a house in Flint and raised a family. She went back to High School to get her diploma, after her early marriage, at Yessetta High School near El Paso Texas. She later completed her degree in Education at the University of Michigan Flint and earned a Masters Degree at Eastern Michigan University after which she taught first grade at Fenton Lawn Elementary School in Flint Township, started the first Art Program for Elementary Schools in The Carman Answorth District, taught Art at Dye Jr. High and later taught in the Alpena area. She was active in Real Estate Sales and local politics, and was a delegate at the Michigan 1972 Democratic Convention for George McGovern. Later years were spent at her home in Sebring, Florida, with her husband Emmitt. She was active in art, bridge, and golf in Sebring. She came to Tucson to live with her son in 2009, where she became an active member at The Place adult care home and assisted the activities director in art projects with the other residents. She is survived by her sisters, Peg, Perl and Doris; sons, Harry and Tom; 5 grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, William Sincock and Elizabeth; her brother, Bill; husbands, Harry J Dove, Alan Reed and Emmitt Webb; and daughter, Kathleen. Bunny was truly an active member of society that helped to make her generation, America's Greatest Generation.RUTH (BUNNY) E. WEBB DeMolay serves spaghetti lunchSEBRING The young m en of the DeMolay will h ost an all-you-can-eat s paghetti lunch from 11 a.m. t o 1:30 p.m. today at the S ebring Masonic Lodge, 1 809 Home Ave. Donation is $ 7. Menu includes salad, s paghetti with meat sauce, d essert and beverage. Tickets a re available at the door. Holiday celebration in Highland Park EstatesLAKE PLACID R esidents and friends will c elebrate the holidays at a m eeting today (note change i n date). Members on harm onica and piano will prov ide music for a sing-a-long. B ring friends and family to j oin in. The events begin at 1:30 p .m. at the clubhouse off H ighlands Lake Drive and N ichele at the end of D eerglen on Lake Istokpoga. A short meeting will begin t he festivities and delicious r efreshments will be served. E veryone living in H ighlands Park and friends a re invited. Questions? Call 465-2468.Events planned at lodges, postsAVON PARK The Combat Veterans M emorial VFWPost 9853 w ill have the NFLBig T icket on television for the k ick-off at 1 p.m. today. K araoke by Dan Mussellman will be from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday. Schedules subject to change; call for details. For more information, call 452-9853. The Highlands County Moose Lodge will have music by Annie at 3 p.m. today. The House Committee meets at 6 p.m. Monday. The officers meet at 7 p.m., and the general meeting is at 7:30 p.m. The WOTM officers meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. For more information, call 452-0579. LAKE PLACID The Veterans of Foreign Wars 3880 Ladies Auxiliary will meet at 10 a.m. Tuesday. For more information, call 699-5444.Recreation Club plans eventsSEBRING The Sebring Recreation Club, 333 Pomegranate Ave., will host the following events this week: Monday Ladies Social Club 1 p.m. Shuffleboard Scrambles 1:15 p.m. Membership meeting 7 p.m. Tuesday Bridge 12:30 p.m. Ping pong 3 p.m. Friday Bridge 12:30 p.m. Mini-shuffleboard tournament 1:15 p.m. Saturday Ice Cream Shuffleboard 1:15 p.m. Ping pong 3 p.m.Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees meetSEBRING The Citrus Chapter of the Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees (PASR) will meet at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Chicanes Restaurant. All former Pennsylvania school employees and their guests are invited to attend. For information or reservations, call 385-6408 by Monday. Wauchula State Bank sponsors chamber lunchLAKE PLACID Marti Capodiferro, chamber member and talented entertainer, will delight the audience at the Lake Placid Chamber of Commerce Membership Lunch with her medley of holiday songs. The luncheon will be at noon Wednesday, Dec. 8 at the Lake Placid Elks Lodge. The luncheon is sponsored by Wauchula State Bank. Cost is $8 per person. RSVPthe chamber at 4654331 or chamber@lpfla.com on or before Monday. Menu selection is lasagna.Driver Safety programs offeredSEBRING AARP Driver Safety Program will be offered from 1-4 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday at First Presbyterian Church, in their educational building at 319 Poinsettia Ave. Cost is $12 for AARPmembers and $14 for non-members payable to AARP. There is no written or driving test. The size of the class is limited. Call Arlyn Fisher at 3140401 to sign up for the class. COMMUNITYBRIEFS OBITUARIES Classified ads get results! NEWS-SUN By JUERGEN BAETZ Associated PressBERLIN The online payment service provider PayPal has cut off the account used by WikiLeaks to collect donations. The move served as another blow to the organization just as it was struggling to keep its website accessible after an American company stopped directing traffic to it. PayPal said in a blog posting that the move was prompted by a violation of its policy, which states that our payment service cannot be used for any activities that encourage, promote, facilitate or instruct others to engage in illegal activity. The short notice was dated Friday, and a spokeswoman for PayPal Germany on Saturday declined to elaborate and referred to the official blog posting. Donating money to WikiLeaks via PayPal on Saturday was not possible anymore, generating an error message saying this recipient is currently unable to receive money. PayPal is one of several ways WikiLeaks collects donations, and until now was probably the most secure and convenient way to support the organization. The other options listed on WikiLeakswebsite are through mail to an Australian post office box, through bank transfers to accounts in Switzerland, Germany or Iceland as well as through one credit card processing partner in Switzerland. WikiLeaksPayPal account redirects users to a German foundation which provides the organization with the money. The Wau Holland Foundation, named after a German hacker, confirmed Saturday in a Twitter message that their PayPal account had been taken down because of the financial support to WikiLeaks. The foundations president Winfried Motzkus earlier this week was quoted by his hometown Bielefelds local newspaper Neue Westfaelische as saying that Wau Holland has so far collected 750,000 ($1 million) for WikiLeaks, covering the organizations expenses. WikiLeaksrecent releases seem to have been a boon for the foundation, which has previously described itself as the organizations main financial backer. On its website, the foundation says the huge and in this form unique amount of donations has caused the delay of issuing contribution receipts which allow Germans to deduct donations from their taxes. Messages left for the foundation and for its president Motzkus were n ot immediately answered. The move by PayPal, a subsidiary of U.S. bas ed online marketplace operat or EBay Inc., came as anoth er blow to the organization th at has embarrass ed Washington and foreig n leaders by releasing a cac he of secret and brutal ly frank U.S. diplomat ic cables. WikiLeaks had become an Internet vagabond Frida y, forced to move from o ne website to another as go vernments and hacke rs hounded the organizatio n, trying to deprive it of a direct line to the public. EveryDNS a compan y based in Manchester, Ne w Hampshire, stopped direc ting traffic to the websi te wikileaks.org late Thursd ay after it said cyber attac ks threatened the rest of its ne twork. But while wikileaks.o rg remained unreachab le Saturday, the organizatio n has found new homes. I ts German websi te wikileaks.de was reachab le Saturday, and so was i ts Swiss domain. The Swiss address direc ts traffic to servers in Franc e, where political pressu re quickly mounted wi th Industry Minister Er ic Besson on Friday saying it was unacceptable to host a site that violates the secr et of diplomatic relations. PayPal cuts WikiLeaks from money flow

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He added the Florida Rural W ater Association, a p ublic/private resource for w ater and water treatment s ystems, has been brought in t o determine if a new rate s tructure is needed, as it has d one before. The associat ions report is expected to be p resented to the town council o n Jan. 24. According to Gary F reeman, director of utilities f or Lake Placid, a standard m odel is used to determine an e quitable rate structure. It i ncludes factors such as numb er of customers, actual gall ons used and meter sizes. Both Bastardi and Freeman s aid it is easier to produce w ater than clean it, and they b oth said its important to r emember water and sewer s ervices are closely linked w ater that comes into a home o r business has to leave it, as w ell. Our actual costs are h igh, said Freeman. (When c leaning water) we have to h aul sludge, buy chemicals, c hlorine, lime. Every day is s ampling. We have to pay for ( regular) tests labs that are n ot cheap and we need to pay for a (skilled) certified operator. Rates may not be lowered, he warned. This comes as bad news to Mark Tharp, the owner along with his sons of the Golden Corral Restaurant. Tharp is concerned enough about his new utility bills to have attended the Oct. 4 town meeting to voice his concerns. Wed like to stay a profit organization, not become a non-profit, he said at the time. In an interview Friday Tharp said, I was not against buying Highlands Utilities, and I knew we were going to have a rate increase. I was expecting 15 to 20 percent, maybe 25 percent. But the increase is over 60 percent. My first bill is 63 percent higher. The new rate really punishes high use, Tharp said. The residential rate for over 21,000 gallons (of water use) is $3.45 per 1,000 gallons. The non-resident rate is $7.25. That was my beef. It creates an anti-competitive environment. Tharp is far from the only unhappy businessman. Mike Wood, owner of Quick Lube, said his water and sewer rates have doubled as well. I know I have a car wash, and the business has more impact (on water use), but why did the rates double? he asked. I was paying $5.52 per 1,000 gallons, now Im paying $10.15. My last bill was $1,766.65. Wood wanted to know how some town department heads were able to get raises with the new fiscal year. Why werent town salaries frozen and the money used to keep the utility rate down, he asked. I feel like we were lied to the government has lost all control, he said. The cost of hooking up to the new sewer lines has Tony Morris, owner of Tonys Barber Shop on Interlake Boulevard, as upset as Wood and Tharp are over the rate structure. (Hooking into) the sewer is just too expensive. Everyone is struggling, he said in an interview Friday. Ahook-up will be about $6,800, he said, Between $7,000 and $8,000 when its all done. I just cant afford that now the economys just too bad. Instead he pays a Service Availability fee an oppo rtunity to remain off the sy stem even if it passes right b y an owners property. Morris said he was willin g to pay the fee, about $20, to keep the system viable, ev en though it meant he was pa ying for nothing. Hell wait until his sept ic tank fails, he said, befo re hooking into the town sy stem. What were looking fo r, residents and business es alike, is something we c an afford, Morris said. Page 8ANews-SunSunday, December 5, 2010www.newssun.com Established in 1985. WINDOW TINTINGAUTO COMMERCIAL RESIDENTIAL OVER 21 YEARS EXPERIENCE TRUCK & AUTO ACCESSORIES863-471-9494330 US Hwy 27 N. Unit 4 Sebring, FL LIFETIME WARRANTY ON WINDOW TINTING! BUG SHIELDS TOOL BOXES SEAT COVERS BED LINERS & MUCH MORE! CUSTOM GOLF CARTS ALSO AVAILABLE By SAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comAVON PARK Several Avon P ark High School seniors gathered i n the schools media center T hursday for mock job interviews. T he students were all professionally d ressed and armed with some i mpressive resumes as the each w ere assigned to one of six potent ial bosses for some tough quest ioning. The studentsroles in this Junior A chievement exercise were to be a job-seeking graduate. Each of the students handed resumes to their interviewers with hopes of landing an entry-level job that will open the door into their future careers. The students, some of whom were quite sharp and seemed unnerved by the reporters, local business owners, and dignitaries who interviewed them, dove head first into the interview as if it were the real thing. The majority of the resumes showed that Avon Park Junior Achievers were all exceptional students as well as avid volunteer and community leaders. Most of the students held grade point averages between 3.5 and 4.0 and listed community involvement beginning in the first years of high school. The mock interviewspurpose was to prepare students for the workforce and all the challenges that can arise during an interview. The students were evaluated by each of the interviewers and given their scores and comments following the interviews. Be it nerves, forgetting their train of thought, or just plain uncertainty, the students all had to push it aside and put their game face on to deal with the real-life questions they were asked. Some students were surprisingly impressive with their answers and positive of their future goals. Some seemed a little less certain, but had all the drive and motivation in t he world to prepare them to take t he next step after graduation. The exercise brought students t he opportunity to get a feel for t he workforce and life after hig h school. Many of the students we re grateful they got a chance to lea rn from any mistakes they may ma ke along the way and how to prepa re for that real big interview on t he day that will certainly be aroun d before they know it. Avon Park HS students learn the ins and outs of a job interview Continued from page 1A Water rate structure leaves some LPbusinesses with sinking feeling I knew we were going to have a rate increase. I was expecting 15 to 20 percent, maybe 25 percent. But the increase is over 60 percent. My first bill is 63 percent higher ... It creates an anti-competitive environment.MARKTHARP Golden Corral owner The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN

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By DAVID ESPO APSpecial CorrespondentWASHINGTON Senate R epublicans blocked legislat ion Saturday to let upperi ncome tax cuts expire on J an. 1, a showdown scripted b y Democrats eager to showc ase GOPlawmakers as d efenders of millionaires. Do we want to extend t hose tax breaks for milliona ires and billionaires at a t ime of huge deficits. I would a rgue vociferously we s houldnt, said Sen. Chuck S chumer, D-N.Y., shortly b efore the votes. Republicans countered that n o taxes should be raised at a t ime the economy is recoveri ng from a recession. It is t he most astounding theory I h ave ever seen, raise taxes to create jobs, said Sen. John Thune of South Dakota. Both measures would have extended expiring cuts for the middle class. Ironically, the votes were widely seen as a prelude to a possible agreement next week between the White House and congressional leaders on legislation that would avert tax increases at all income levels, as Republicans want. Any agreement is also expected to extend jobless benefits for the long-term unemployed, a Democratic priority, and possibly renew tax breaks the White House wants for college students, companies that hire the unemployed and lowerand middle-class wage earners. The Senate took the two votes on bills that would have permitted tax cuts to remain in effect at most incomes. Aproposal to let tax rates rise on Jan. 1 on incomes over $200,000 for individuals and $250,000 for couples fell on a vote of 53-36, seven short of the 60 needed to advance. An alternative advanced by Schumer and others but opposed by the White House would have let rates rise on incomes over $1 million. The vote was 53-37, also seven short of the 60 needed. Schumer supplied the political context. Im going to be here for the next year, next two years, to remind my colleagues that they were willing to increase the deficit $300 billion to give tax breaks to people who have income over a million dollars, he said in a reference to the 2012 elections. The News-Sun would like to remind the readers that the names listed below reflect those who have been charged with a crime, but they are all innocent until proven guilty by a court of law. If anyone listed here is acquitted or has charges dropped, they can bring in proof of such decision or mail a copy to the paper and the News-Sun will be happy to report that information. The News-Sun is at 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL 33870. The following people were booked into the Highlands County Jail on Thursday, Dec. 2: Travis Roy Bass, 20, of Avon Park, was charged with two counts of failure to appear reference possession of cannabis and possession of drug paraphernalia. Willie Edward Boatwright, 64, of Avon Park, was charged with driving while license suspended. Mateo Nicholas Castaneda, 20, was charged with violation of municipal ordinance. Jimmy Lamar Ford, 21, of Avon Park, was charged with violation of probation reference battery. Elizabeth Evelyn Harris, 41, of Sebring, was charged with forgery, two counts of fraud-illegal use of credit card, grand theft and fraudimpersonation. John Francis Hennessey, 63, of Sebring, was charged with DUI. Kendor Sarh Hewling, 36, of Sebring, was charged with failure to appear reference breach of peace. Andres Lunda-De La Luz, 21, of Avon Park, was arrested on an out-of-county warrant reference violation of probation for DUI. Michael Levon Rowe, 25, of Avon Park, was charged with two counts of failure to appear reference possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of cannabis. Steven Gregory Schock, 36, of Sebring, was charged with four counts of violation of probation reference child neglect, possession of a controlled substance, possession of methamphetamine, and driving with license suspended or revoked. Richard Norman Squires, 51, of Hamburg, Pa., was arrested on six out-of-county warrants reference attempted burglary of a dwelling, scheme to defraud, burglary, elder exploitation and battery/burglary assault. Brinder Ann Turner, 44, of Lake Placid, was charged with failure to appear reference petit theft. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, December 5, 2010Page 9A LIMITED SPACE CALLTODAY! 5 DAYS a week$ 30 Get In Shape Learn Self Defense Improve Self Esteem Make Better GradesMARTIAL ARTS AMERICA471-2467Best After School Program in SebringFREEPICKUP from: Kindergarten Learning Center, Cracker Trail, Sun-N-Lakes, Woodlawn, Fred Wild, Memorial, Hill Gustat, Sebring Middle/High Located on Kenilworth Sebring*Some Restrictions Apply Life Care, Not Day Care Family owned & operated since 1978 The City of Sebring Utilities Department will begin their annual ushing of re hydrants on weekends starting December 10th. Flushing will be performed in the evening from 9:00 P.M. to 2:00 A.M. to minimize inconvenience to customers. At all times the water remains safe for consumption. If cloudiness or discoloration occurs after ushing in your area, please ush your service line by opening a faucet for 10 minutes. If water doesnt clear, please call 4715112 during business hours or 471-0166 after hours. NOTICE I ndian River Assistant State A ttorney David Dodd. Gov. Charlie Crist susp ended Carlson from the H ighlands County Board of C ounty Commissioners on N ov. 29 after prosecutors f ormally charged Carlson w ith boating under the influe nce manslaughter and vessel h omicide. The Florida Fish and W ildlife Conservation C ommission reports that J ulie Carlson died of severe h ead injuries in after the boat h er husband was operating h it a channel marker near S ebastian, in Indian River C ounty. Carlson entered a plea of n ot guilty on Nov. 22 to both c harges through his attorney K irk Connell, and the court w ill hold another private a ttorney docket call on Jan. 6 in front of Judge Robert L. Pegg in the 19th Judicial District. Adocket call lets the judge know where the case stands as it progresses to trial. If found guilty, Carlson could face the maximum penalty of up to 15 years in prison and a $10,000 fine, according to state statute. Blood alcohol content, blood alcohol concentration, or blood ethanol concentration is the actual level of alcohol in a person's blood expressed as a fractional percentage in terms of volume of alcohol per volume of blood in the body and is usually expressed in a decimal with 2-3 significant digits followed by a percentage sign, which means 1/100 of the previous number (e.g., 0.0008 expressed as a percentage is 0.08 percent). Continued from page 1A Carlsons BACwas above legal limit, FDLEreports POLICEBLOTTER Special to the News-SunSEBRING The Veteran S ervices Office, in coordinat ion with the Veterans A dvisory Board, will host a P earl Harbor Remembrance a t the Veteran Services O ffice at 2 p.m. Tuesday. T he Veteran Services Office i s at 7209 S. George Blvd., S ebring, directly behind the c ounty Health Department b uilding. The ceremony is to honor t he heroes of Pearl Harbor, D ec. 7, 1941, the day the J apanese attacked the United S tates on our military bases i n Hawaii. It is a day set a side to honor the service m embers who were serving a t Pearl Harbor 68 years ago. Joseph A. Dionne, serg eant major, U.S. Army ( Ret), Highlands County V eteran Services Officer, p lans to open the ceremony on the front portico of the Veteran Services Office Building. With a Navy Bell Toll Ceremony as a part of the ceremony, Denise Williams, Service Officer, will narrate and Betsy Waddell, CPO, U.S. Navy, (Ret), president of the Veterans Council of Highlands County Inc., will toll the bell. The Navy bell is on loan for the event by the Highlands Waves Unit 88. The guest speaker is Roberta Wade, a World War II veteran. The Lake Placid Junior ROTC will assist in the program with the Posting of the Colors, and David Flowers, director, County Facilities Management, will play a rendition of Taps on his trumpet. Among the participants in the Pearl Harbor Remembrance are familiar faces from other veteran organizations around the county. Waddell will give the purpose of the event; Williams, Veteran Services, will give the welcome. Fred Arbelo, commander of the Military Order of the Purple Heart, will lead the Pledge. Hank Marsh, president of the Veterans Advisory Board for the board of county commissioners, will introduce the guest speaker. Don Lipps, Christian Motorcyclist Association, will give the Benediction. Kim Ridgeway, Lake Placid Ministry Center, will lead the singing of the national anthem and God Bless America. Roger Perkins with the Chaplain, 40 et 8 Unit 863, Lake Placid, will read the prayer for the Pearl Harbor victims. Veteran Services Office site of Pearl Harbor Remembrance ceremony GOP block Democratic tax plans on upper-incomes

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AUCTIONTues & Fri 6:30 P.M.Preview: 4-6:30 P.M. 863-633-8393 4490 US 27, S., SEBRING, FL 33870Household Items Tools Appliances & MUCH MUCH MORE!50/50 Drawing & Give Aways Every AuctionEstates Bought & Sold LEGREES863-215-3754Edward LeGreeMOBILE CARWASH & DETAILING 863-215-3754TREE SERVICE,INC.Joe Johnsons TRIMMING REMOVAL SOD INSTALLATION STUMP GRINDING LOT CLEARING PRESSURE CLEANING Top Quality Service From People Who Care!Peoples Choice Award Free Estimates Licensed & Insured Contact UsBy Phone(863) 385-6155By Mail2227 US Hwy 27S Sebring, FL 33870By E-Mailwww.newssun.com/contact/ IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CASE NO.: 2010-CA-000273 HSBC BANK, USA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR SG MORTGAGE SECURITIES TRUST 2005-OPT1, ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-OPT1 Plaintiff, vs. MARIAN GRASS; FRANCISCO GRASS; SAND CANYON CORPORATION F/K/A OPTION ONE MORTGAGE CORPORATION. Defendant(s). AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order rescheduling Foreclosure sale dated November 23, 2010 entered in Civil Case No. 2010-CA-000273 of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein HSBC BANK, USA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR SG MORTGAGE SECURITIES TRUST 2005-OPT1, ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-OPT1, Plaintiff and MARIAN GRASS are defendant(s), I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, AT THE JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE LOCATED AT 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FLORIDA AT 11:00 A.M., December 16, 2010, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: PARCEL 1: THE SOUTH 41.21. FEET OF THE WEST HALF OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHEAST QURTER AND THE WEST HALF OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 4, TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH, RANGE 29 EAST, LESS THE SOUTH 50 FEET OFTHE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 4, TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH, RANGE 29 EAST, LING WEST OF SSTATE ROADNO. 64, HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. PARCEL 2: COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 4, TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH, RANG E 29 EAST, HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE RUN EAST ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 4, A DISTANCE OF 110.0 FEET; THENCE RUN NORTH 03 DEGREES 05 MINUTES 00 SECONDS WEST ALONG A LINE PARALLEL WITH THE WEST LINE OF SAID SOUTHEAST QUARTER, A DISTANCE OF 50.07 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING OF A PARCEL OF LAND HEREINAFTER DESCRIBED; THENCE CONTINUE NORTH 03 DEGREES 05 MINUTES 00 SECONDS WEST, A DISTANCE OF 396.6 FEET; THENCE EAST 110.0 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 03 DEGREES 05 MINUTES 00 SECONDS EAST, A DISTANCE OF 396.6 FEET;T HENCE WEST 110.0 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, LESS THE SOUTH 50 FEET OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 4, TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH, RANGE 29 EAST, LYING WEST OF STATE ROAD NO. 64, HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 1050LegalsIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CASE NO.: 2008-CA-001577 DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY AS TRUSTEE UNDER POOLING AND SERVICING AGREEMENT DATED AS OF JUNE 1, 2007 SECURITIZED ASSET BACKED RECEIVABLES LLC TRUST 2007-BR5 MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-BR5 Plaintiff, vs. ELSIE CORDERO; DANIEL CORDERO; SEBRING RIDGE PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; Defendant(s). AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order rescheduling foreclosure sale dated March 23, 2010 entered in Civil Case No. 2008-CA-001577 of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein Deutsche Bank National Trust Company as Trustee under Pooling and Servicing Agreement Dated as of June 1, 2007 Securitized Asset Backed Receivables LLC Trust 2007-BR5 Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2007-BR5, Plaintiff and Elsie Cordero are defendant(s), I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, AT THE JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE LOCATED AT 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FLORIDA AT 11:00 A.M., DECEMBER 16, 2010, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 6, BLOCK 12, SEBRING RIDGE, SECTION G, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 12, PAGE 28, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. DATED at SEBRING, Florida, this 2th day of November, 2010. ROBERT W. GERMAINE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Highlands County, Florida By: /s/ Annette E. Daff Deputy Clerk ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: SHAPIRO & FISHMAN, LLP 4630 Woodland Corporate Blvd. Suite 100 Tampa, FL 33614 (813)880-8888 November 28; December 5, 2010 1050Legals 1000 Announcements HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM YOUR FRIENDS AT YOUR HOMETOWN PAPER THE NEWS-SUN

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Page 12ANews-Sun Sunday, December 5, 2010www.newssun.co m We are looking for a high-energy, highly motivated individual ready to work in a fast paced environment. This entry level position requires dependability, excellent written and oral communication skills, ability to handle customer service calls, resolve customer problems, and deal effectively with a variety of personalities. General clerical, administrative, and computer skills, in addition to good phone etiquette, are necessary. Scheduled hours 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. TuesdayFriday. This is a full-time position with benefits, paid time off, health insurance, 401K & more. Email resumes to: humanresources@newssun.com or fax to 352.365.8229, Attention: Human Resources Director. Applications may be completed at 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring. EOE HELP WANTED Highlands County Sheriffs OfficeSusan Benton Sheriff 434 Fernleaf Avenue Sebring, Florida 33870Integrity Quality Service ProfessionalismDETENTION SUPPOR T OFFICER (Non-Sworn Position) Salary $11.80 hourly; $25,544.00 annually Rotating Shift Work High School Diploma/G.E.D. Paid State of Florida Retirement Paid Health/Dental/Life Insurance Paid Vacation and Sick Leave 9 Paid Holidays per yearApply at 434 Fernleaf Ave., Sebring, FL 33870 (863) 402-7218 Drug Free Workplace/E.O.E./A.D.E.A./Veterans Preference BACKGROUND CHECKS WILL BE CONDUCTED 2227 U.S. 27 SOUTH SEBRING, FL 33870The News-Sun has immediate openings for newspaper carriers in Avon Park, Lake Placid, and Sebring. Reliable transportation, valid drivers license and insurance a must. Interested parties should stop in our Sebring office and complete an application Make Money While Everyone Else Sleeps! 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Startingsalaryrange:$20,268$22,700plusacomprehensivebenefitspackage,includingretirement, health/lifeinsurance,andvacation/sickleave.Applicationdeadline: 5p.m.,12/14/10.Pleasevisitourwebsiteformoreinformation.EQUAL ACCESS/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/VETERANS PREFERENCE600 West College Drive Avon Park, FL 33825 (863)784-7132 FAX (863) 784-7497 E-MAIL: jobs@southflorida.edu www.southflorida.edu/hr 3310 Hwy. 27 South Sebring, FL33870EOEE-mail: resumesebring@crosscountry-auto.comFor more information about Cross Country Automotive Services,we encourage you to visit our website at: www.CrossCountry-Auto.co mComprehensive Benefit Package Tuition Reimbursement Life Insurance Vacation Time Holiday Pay Medical DentalNow Hiring Full & Part Time Customer Service AssociatesStarting at $9.00 an hour Lynda DeRosa Associate of the MonthBe a HERO like Lynda DeRosa863-402-2786AGreatPlaceto Work! 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 APPLICATIONATTENTION: 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 FinancialTHE 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. SALES POSITION Established Fire and Water Restoration company has immediate opening for motivated outside Sales Rep. You will be contacting existing and prospective customers in this fast growing industry. Must have excellent computer skills and a clean driving record. Must have professional, friendly demeanor and be a hard worker. Excellent career opportunity for right person. Salary + commission. Email resume to: servpro9466@aol.com. MEDICAID CASEWORKERNEEDED Good Pay and Benefits. Must be flexible. Travel in Highlands / Hardee County areas. Mon. thru Fri. 11am to 8pm. alternating working every other Saturday. Fax resume to 863-402-3197 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 job. 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 REAL ESTATEAGENTS with ability to work full time and the desire to sell call Susan Compton @ 863-465-4158 for a confidential interview. Proven systems and free leads. Join now to get your 2011 Business Plan in motion. 2100Help Wanted INSTRUCTIONAL AIDE,NETWORK SERVICES PT to assist in computer networking services program. Related exp/training req. Vocational certificate in field pref. $10.53/hr. Open until filled. Visit: www.southflorida.edu/hr/ for application and details. 863-784-7132 EA/EO INSTALL DOCKOn Lake Istokpoga. Blown down in Huricane 2004. Need Poles & re-install existing dock. 813-839-1692 or 813-997-0232 DR.'S OFFICENow hiring Office Manager. Billing Clerk and Front Desk Medical Receptionist, Send resume to: Reply Box #2215 c/o News-Sun 2227 US HWY 27S Sebring 33870. E-mail to:heartlandmedicalcareers@gmail.com COOKS &DISHWASHERS wanted at Spring Lake Golf Resort. Apply in person, Mon. thru Sat. 9am-5pm. Call 863-655-6215 for directions only! BICYCLE -Mechanic & Sales. MUST HAVE EXPERIENCE. Apply in person BIKE SHOP, 213 US 27 S, Sebring. 2100Help Wanted 2100Help Wanted 2000 EmploymentLOST CAT:Male, neutered, long hair dark strip, large bushy tail; Verona Ave, Avon Park, Thanksgiving. 863-449-0978. 1200Lost & FoundCHECK YOUR AD Please check your ad on the first day it runs to make sure it is correct. Sometimes instructions over the phone are misunderstood and an error can occur. If this happens to you, please call us the first day your ad appears and we will be happy to fix it as soon as we can. If We can assist you, please call us: 385-6155 News-Sun Classified 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 LegalsHIGHLANDS COUNTYBOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERSGENERAL SERVICES & PURCHASINGSECTION 00010INVITATION TO BID (ITB) The Board of County Commissioners (BCC), Highlands County, Sebring, Florida, will receive sealed bids in the County Purchasing Department for:ITB 11-018 SUN N LAKE OF SEBRING SIDEWALKS AT VARIOUS LOCATIONS PROJECT No. 08063 NIGP COMMODITY/SERVICES CODE 913-47Copies of the drawings, specifications, and other Contract Documents are on file and available for public inspection at the office of Danielle Gilbert, Acting Director, Highlands County General Services /Purchasing Department, 4320 George Blvd., Sebring, FL 33875-5803 Telephone: 863-402-6524; Fax: 863-402-6735, or by E-Mail: HYPERLINK "mailto:dgilbert@hcbcc.org" dgilbert@hcbcc.org. Copies of the drawings and specifications may be obtained from the above location upon payment of $25.00, including sales tax for each set. No partial sets will be issued.A MANDATORY Pre-Bid meeting will be held at 10:00 A.M. on THURSDAY; DECEMBER 16TH, 2010 in the Engineering Training Room, 505 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870. All potential BIDDERS are encouraged attend this meeting.Submit one (1) original and three (3) copies of your bid form, bid security and other required data in a sealed envelope and marked with the bid number and name so as to identify the enclosed bid submittal. Bids must be delivered to Highlands County Purchasing Department, 4320 George Blvd., Sebring, FL 33875-5803 so as to reach said office no later than 2:00 P.M., THURSDAY; JANUARY 6TH, 2010 at which time they will be opened. Bids received later than the date and time as specified will be rejected. The Board will not be responsible for the late deliveries of bids that are incorrectly addressed, delivered in person, by mail or any other type of delivery service.One or more County Commissioners may be in attendance at either or both of the above meetings.BIDDERS submitting responses must submit bids on all work to receive consideration. A Bid Bond or Cashiers Check in an amount of five percent (5%) of the bid must be included on bids over $100,000.00. If the successful bid is greater than $200,000.00, a Public Construction Bond will be required. A n Irrevocable Letter of Credit may be considered in lieu of the Public Construction Bond depending on its verbiage. Bid must be accompanied by evidence of BIDDERS qualifications to do business in the State of Florida, in accordance with F.S. 489.The principal features of the Project are:To provide all labor, materials and equipment to construct a 5 wide sidewalk on the west side of Ponce DeLeon Boulevard from Sun N Lake Boulevard to Granada Boulevard and along the north side of Granada Boulevard from Ponce DeLeon Boulevard to the Edgewater Drive approximately 4,600+/Lf. The work consists of constructing new pavement surface, minor clearing and minor swale improvements.The Highlands County Board of County Commissioners (HCBCC / County) reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids or any parts thereof, and the award, if an award is made, will be made to the most responsive and responsible bidder whose bid and qualifications indicate that the award will be in the best interest of Highlands County. The Board reserves the right to waive irregularities in the bid.The Board of County Commissioners of Highlands County, Florida, does not discriminate upon the basis of any individual's disability status. This non-discrimination policy involves every aspect of the Board's functions, including one's access to, participation, employment or treatment in its programs or activities. Anyone requiring reasonable accommodation as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act or Section 286.26 Florida Statutes should contact Mr. John Minor, ADA Coordinator at: 863-402-6509 (Voice), or via Florida Relay Service 711, or by e-mail: jminor@hcbcc.org. Requests for CART or interpreter services should be made at least 24 hours in advance to permit coordination of the service.Board of County CommissionersPurchasing DepartmentHighlands County, Florida Website: HYPERLINK http://www.hcbcc.net" www.hcbcc.net November 21, 28; December 5, 2010 1055HighlandsCounty Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. PC 10-482 Division Probate NOTICE TO CREDITORS (Summary Administration) IN RE: ESTATE OF VIVIAN RUTH SEARS Deceased. TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS A GAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: You are hereby notified that an Order of Summary Administration has been entered in the estate of VIVIAN RUTH SEARS, deceased, File Number PC10-482, by the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Clerk of the Court, Highlands County Courthouse, 530 South Commerce Avenue; that the decedent's date of death was February 27, 2010; that the total value of the estate is $19,045.80 and that the names and addresses of those to whom it has been assigned by such order are: Estate of Emanuel J. Bud Sears, 1995 E. Oakland Park, Ste. 105, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33306. ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the estate of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent other than those for whom provision for full payment was made in the Order of Summary Administration must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE. A LL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER APPLICABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is December 5, 2010. Person Giving Notice:Estate of Emanuel J. Bud Searsc/o Richard W. Morrison1995 E. Oakland Park Blvd., Ste 105 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 33306 A ttorney for Person Giving Notice: John K. McClureAttorney for Emanuel J. SearsFlorida Bar No. 286958MCCLURE & LOBOZZO211 S. Ridgewood Dr.Sebring, Florida 33870Telephone: (863) 402-1888Fax: (863) 402-2436 December 5, 12, 2010 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO. 09-CA-000432 CAROLINA FIRST BANK, ETC., Plaintiff, v. HOLLY H. MANIVONG, et al., Defendants. AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Summary Judgment entered in the above-styled cause in the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida, the clerk of Highlands County will sell the property situated in Highlands County, Florida, described as: Description of Mortgage and Personal Property Lot 16, Block 252, PLACID LAKES-SECTION TWENTY, according to the Plat thereof on file in the Office of the clerk of the Circuit Court in and for Highlands County, Florida recorded in Plat Book 9, Page 31; said lands situate, lying and being in Highlands County, Florida. The street address of which is 127 Cayman Street NE, Lake Placid, Florida 3352. at a Public Sale, to the highest bidder, for cash, at the front entrance of the Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 3387-3701 on DECEMBER 16, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. Dated: NOVEMBER 24, 2010. A ny person claiming an inteest in the surplus funds 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 ROBERT W. GERMAINE, CLERK Clerk of the Circuit Court Highlands County, Florida By: /s/ Annette E. Daff Deputy Clerk November 28, December 5, 2010 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. DATED at SEBRING, Florida, this 24th day of November, 2010. ROBERT W. GERMAINE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Highlands County, Florida By: /s/ Annette E. Daff Deputy Clerk A TTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: SHAPIRO & FISHMAN, LLP 4630 Woodland Corporate Blvd. Suite 100 Tampa, FL 33614 (813)880-8888 November 28; December 5, 2010 1050Legals LOOKING FOR THAT SPECIAL HOME?Search the News-Sun Classifieds every Sunday, Wednesday and Friday. GOING, GOING, GONE! NEWS-SUN CLASSIFIEDS GET RESULTS! DONTT DELAY, CALL TODAY, 385-6155 LOOKING FOR AN APARTMENT? Search the News-Sun Classifieds every Sunday, Wednesday and Friday. WANT NEW FURNITURE? Need to sell the old furniture first? Call News-Sun classifieds, 385-6155. Then shop till you drop!

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www.newssun.comNews-Sun Sunday, December 5, 2010Page 13 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. 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. $350 863-655-1644 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 that 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 & SuppliesSTRING TRIMMER/ Husqvarna Model 124L, slightly used, like new $150. 863-453-7027 7400Lawn & GardenLOOKING FORused car in good condition. Call 863-465-0978. 7340Wanted to Buy 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 -BUSINESS CLOSED! 1812 Elf Dr., Thurs-Fri-Sat, Dec 9th, 10th & 11th, 8am-? New & Clean Items, good used, window decals, crafts, jewelry, tools, pictures, Toy Story Figurines, Fax, Phones, Display Shelves, Health & Weight Loss info. 863-414-4066 AVON PARKMOVING SALE! 1227 Seamans St., (behind Checkers) Fri., Dec. 3rd, 7am-? Antique Furniture, Clocks, Queen Bedroom Set, & Lots of Misc. 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. GARDEN CARTnew, steel, 800 lb. capacity. $65 863-655-1063 7310Bargain Buys SWEATER -Ladies, Kim Rogers, med. size, like new. $5 863-446-0972 or 863-382-0972 MICROWAVE -GE 1.1 cu ft. 1100 watt, 211/4"Wx 113/4"Hx 153/4" D. $75 obo. $75. 863-386-1885 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 COMPUTER DESK,chrome & black, ex. cond. $50. 863-446-0972 or 863-382-0972 COFFEE MAKERGevalia (12 cup) LIKE NEW! $20. 863-471-2502 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. 7310Bargain Buys 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. 7300Miscellaneous NEW FURNITURE FOR LESS! HIGHPOINT FURNITURE OUTLET STORE 2346 U.S. 27 N, SEBRINGNorthofLowes&acrossfrom HomeDepot 7180FurnitureREFRIGERATOR -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 SEBRING -3BR, 1BA, $600/mo; 4BR, 1.5BA, $600/mo.; 1BR, 1BA Apt., $300/mo (Downtown off Circle); 2BR, 1BA w/workshop & garage, $550/mo; 3BR, 2BA Lake Josephine area, $550/mo; 3BR, 1BA, $500/mo; Spacious 2 or 3BR, 2BA Lakewood area, $700/mo; 2BR, 1BA Duplex, $450/mo; 1BR, 1BA Apt (by WalMart) $350/mo. EASY MOVE-IN RATES! 863-655-3504 LAKE PLACIDConvenient efficiency and small 1BR Apt.; located at 683 & 685 Lake June Rd, $375/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. 6300Unfurnished Houses SEBRING -DINNER LAKE AREA 1BR, 1BA Apartments for Rent. $375-$395/mo. Includes water. Large rooms, fresh paint & tile floors. Call Gary Johnson @ 863-381-1861 .RELAX ATLake Isis VillasLuxurious 2BR Apartment. Clean & Quiet Setting. Call 863-453-2669 LEMONTREE APARTMENTS1015 West Bell St. Avon Park, FL 33825(off US 27, behind Wendy's)1BR, 1BA $495/Month+ 200 security deposit (Water, Sewer & Garbage Incl) Pets Welcome* Full Size Washer/Dryer Open 8 am 7 pm 7 Days a Week Call Alan, (386) 503-8953 BEST RENTAL IN TOWN! Large 2BR, 1BA totally remodeled, washer/dryer hook-ups. Available Immediately! Call 321-537-5681 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. 6200UnfurnishedApartments AVON PARKApartment with balcony overlooking Lake Verona and City Park 100 E. Main St. Laundry Facilities. SPECIAL: $325/mo. 863-453-8538 AVON PARK** Highlands Apartments 1680 North Delaware 1BR, 1BA & 2BR, 2BA Available. Central Heat & Air. Extra insulation. 1st & Sec. Call 863-449-0195 6200UnfurnishedApartments SPRING LAKESPACIOUS 2BR, 2BA, Tile, cathedral ceilings, screened lanai. A dults preferred, non-smoking, no pets. $625/mo. + security deposit. Lawn maintenance included. 863-655-0451 SEBRING -CUTE 2BR, 1BA, new tile floors & insulation. Kids and most pets ok. 4911 Manatee. $490/mo. + $300 security deposit to move in. 863-446-7274 or 863-471-0840 SEBRING -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 Rentals SEBRING -RV Park, Close to Downtown, 1BR, 1BA & Efficiencies, $325-$400/mo; 2BR 2BA, $400/mo. EASY MOVE-IN RATES! 863-655-3504 A VON 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 Park WANT NEW FURNITURE? Need to sell the old furniture first? Call News-Sun classifieds, 385-6155. Then shop till you drop!CASTLE 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 62 years or older, handicap/disabled, regardless of age. For rental information & applications please call: 863-452-6565 TDD: 1-800-955-8771 THIS INSTITUTION IS AN Equal Opportunity Provider and EmployerLos Apt. de Castle Hill de Avon ParkEstan aceptando aplicaciones para Apts. de 1 y 2 recamaras. Disponible a personas de 62 ancs o mas, incapacidad fisica/mental, no importa la edad. Para mas informacion favor de llamar 863-452-6565. TDD: 1-800-955-8771 Esta Institucion Es De Igualdad De Oportunidad Al Proveedor, Y Empleador

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Page 14ANews-SunSunday, December 5, 2010www.newssun.com 12/4/10 NO DEALER FEES www.WellsMC.com RAMUS 27 between Avon Park and SebringAVONPARK&SEBRING453-6644LAKEPLACID&OTHERCITIESTOLLFREE1-888-453-6644 SERVING CENTRAL FLORIDA FOR 79 YEARS Since 1931NO DEALER FEE, PLUS TAX & TAB, STATE FEE, O% withALLY 2010DODGEGRANDCARAVANS2010JEEPWRANGLERS2010CHRYSLERTOWN-N-COUNTRY 2010CHRYSLER300S2010JEEPPATRIOT2010CHRYSLERSEBRINGCONVERTIBLE2010DODGEJOURNEY2010JEEPCOMPASS2010CHRYSLERSEBRINGSEDAN 0%FOR 72 MO.or $1750 Rebate Bonus Cash $750$24,300 $ 22,999PLUS 0% FOR 36 MO. $34,270 $ 28,999or $31,9990% FOR 72 MO. $20,345 $ 17,845or $19,8450% FOR 60 MO. $33,350 $ 27,999or $30,9990% FOR 72 MO. $26,080 $ 22,999or $24,4990% FOR 60 MO. $23,635 $ 20,599or $22,5990% FOR 60 MO. $22,885 $ 19,490or $21,9900% FOR 72 MO. If current minivan owner, up to $2,000 addtl bonus cashJX059 CX135 JX081CX004 CX139 JX079 TX131 0%FOR 72 MO.or $2000 Rebate Bonus Cash $750 If current minivan owner, up to $2,000 addtl bonus cash NO DEALER FEES Acapulco8873s Berlin3427sn Calgary228s Dublin4034s Edmonton175s Freeport7355s Geneva4343sn Hong Kong7768s Jerusalem7351pc Kiev2518pc London3627s Montreal3227s n Nice 5145s h Ottawa2818s n Quebec3225s f Rio de Janeiro8873p c Sydney7566r Toronto3016s f Vancouver4228p c Winnipeg14-2c Albuquerque6035pc6134pc5329s Atlanta4625s4421s4123s Baltimore4126pc3824pc3624pc Birmingham4624s4519s4124s Boston3930c4030c4025c Charlotte4423s3920pc4018s Cheyenne3417c4126c4427pc Chicago2611pc226pc2213pc Cleveland3322sf3320sf3120sf Columbus3420sf3116sf2716sf Dallas5230s5128pc5030pc Denver4217c4825c5427pc Detroit3220sf3219sf3019sf Harrisburg3524c4224sf3623c Honolulu8266s8365s8269s Houston5735pc5835pc5841pc Indianapolis2811pc218pc2212pc Jacksonville5930s5626pc4921s Kansas City3414pc3414pc4023pc Lexington3414pc2310pc2217pc Little Rock4625s4722pc4628s Los Angeles6852c6450pc7048s Louisville3417pc2914s2720pc Memphis4425s3923s4529s Miami7753pc7142s6340s Minneapolis162s156s207pc Nashville4023pc3717s3519s New Orleans5637pc5232s5135s New York City3930pc3830c3829c Norfolk4627pc4528s4227s Oklahoma City4422s4222pc4225c Philadelphia3927pc3828c3828pc Phoenix7350pc7449pc7146s Pittsburgh3121sf2821sf2721sf Portland3725c3925sn3821c Raleigh4421pc4320pc3820s Rochester3426sf3323sf2817sf St.Louis3418s3116s3323pc San Francisco5749r5849pc5950c Seattle4433pc4739c4740r Tampa6842pc6138pc6035s Washington, DC4227pc4125pc3826pc Weather History Heat index Five-Day forecast for Highlands County High 72/Low 37High 65/Low 36High 58/Low 30High 62/Low 39High 64/Low 40 W inds:NW at 7-14 mph.Winds:NNW at 8-16 mph.Winds:NW at 10-20 mph.Winds:WNW at 6-12 mph.Winds:NNW at 7-14 mph.TODAY MONDAY TUESDAYWEDNESDAYTHURSDAY A passing morning shower Partly sunny and cool Sunny, breezy and cool Mostly sunny and coolRemaining cool with bright sunshine AccuWeather UVIndexTMThe higher the UV index number, the greater the need for eye and skin protection.0-2, Low;3-5, Moderate;6-7, High; 8-10, Very High;11+ Extreme9 a.m.11 a.m.1 p.m.3 p.m.5 p.m. 03431 U.S.cities World cities Florida citiesWeather (W): s-sunny, pc-partly cloudy, c-cloudy, sh-showers, t-thunderstorms, r-rain, sf-snow flurries, sn-snow, i-ice. City HiLoWCity HiLoWTodayTomorrowTuesdayCity HiLoWHiLoWHiLoWTodayTomorrowTuesdayCity HiLoWHiLoWHiLoWTodayTomorrowTuesdayCity HiLoWHiLoWHiLoWTodayTomorrowTuesdayCity HiLoWHiLoWHiLoWFor 3 p.m.today For today A storm starting Dec.5, 1950, set records in Duluth, Minn.The first was maximum 24-hour snowfall of 25.4 inches;the second was maximum single-storm snowfall of 35.2 inches. Relative humidity ....................43% Expected air temperature ........69 Makes it feel like ......................67 Sun and moon Moon phases NewFirstFullLast Dec 5Dec 13Dec 21Dec 27 Washington Washington 42/27 42/27 New York New York 39/30 39/30 Miami Miami 77/53 77/53 Atlanta Atlanta 46/25 46/25 Detroit Detroit 32/20 32/20 Houston Houston 57/35 57/35 Chicago Chicago 26/11 26/11 Minneapolis Minneapolis 16/2 16/2 Kansas City Kansas City 34/14 34/14 El Paso El Paso 68/36 68/36 Denver Denver 42/17 42/17 Billings Billings 30/8 30/8 Los Angeles Los Angeles 68/52 68/52 San Francisco San Francisco 57/49 57/49 Seattle Seattle 44/33 44/33 Washington 42/27 New York 39/30 Miami 77/53 Atlanta 46/25 Detroit 32/20 Houston 57/35 Chicago 26/11 Minneapolis 16/2 Kansas City 34/14 El Paso 68/36 Denver 42/17 Billings 30/8 Los Angeles 68/52 San Francisco 57/49 Seattle 44/33 Shown are noon positions of weather systems and precipitation.Temperature bands ar e highs for the day.Forecast high and low temperatures are given for selected citie s. Persistent chilly winds blowing will continue to generate lake-effect snow showers today down wind of the Great Lakes, with flurries extending south along the Appalachians and east into New England. Meanwhile, cold air will rush into the South behind a cold front, lowering temperatures nearly 20 degrees compared to yesterday along the Gulf coast.As the front pushes south, a couple of showers will be possible across southern Texas and South Florida.Frigid conditions will persist across the northern Plains and Midwest. National Forecast for December 5 A passing shower during the morning;otherwise, intervals of clouds and sun today.Clear and cold tonight.Partly sunny and cool tomorrow.Tuesday:breezy and cool with bright sunshine.Wednesday and Thursday:mostly sunny and cool. Avon Park Tallahassee Jacksonville St.Petersburg Miami Sebring Lorida Lake Placid Venus 74/42 74/42 72/37 72/38 58/33 59/30 69/46 77/53 72/37Shown is todays weather.Temperatures are todays highs and tonights lows Regional forecast Water restrictions Almanac Farm reportA passing shower this morning.Winds northwest 7-14 mph.Expect 3-6 hours of sunshine with a 55% chance of precipitation and humidity 80% early, 50% in the afternoon. \000\000 )Tj ET Q Q q 1 0 0 1 -9 -18 cm BT 0 g /GS3 gs /T3_0 1 Tf 0 Tc 0 Tw 0.8654 0 0 0.9534 763.9871 1405.7122 Tm (\000 )Tj -20.325 6.775 Td (\000\000 \000\000 )Tj ET Q Q q 1 0 0 1 -9 -18 cm BT 0 g /GS3 gs /T3_1 1 Tf 0 Tc 0 Tw 0.8654 0 0 0.9534 763.2283 1386.6439 Tm (\000 )Tj -22.136 7.379 Td (\000\000 \000)Tj 0 11.659 TD (\000)Tj ET Q Q q 746.95 1399.096 31.154 -120.128 re W* n q 0 1520.655 810.014 -755.093 re W n q 0.9527283 0 0 1.0496063 0 0 cm 0 G 0.572 w 4 M /GS3 gs 789.417 1282.113 19.822 11.581 re 809.239 1282.113 m h S Q Q Q q 752.103 1326.177 18.885 12.156 re W n q 1 0 0 1 -9 -18 cm BT 0 g /GS3 gs /T3_3 1 Tf 0 Tc 0 Tw 0.8654 0 0 0.9534 760.8569 1343.7905 Tm (\000 \000 \000)Tj 0 12.42 TD (\000)Tj ET Q Q q 746.95 1399.096 31.154 -120.128 re W* n q 0 1520.655 810.014 -755.093 re W n q 0.9527283 0 0 1.0496063 0 0 cm 0 G 0.572 w 4 M /GS3 gs 789.417 1244.417 19.822 11.581 re 809.239 1244.417 m h S Q Q Q q 752.103 1285.181 18.885 12.156 re W n q 1 0 0 1 -9 -18 cm BT 0 0 0 1 k /GS2 gs /T3_5 1 Tf 0 Tc 0 Tw 0.8654 0 0 0.9534 760.8912 1293.507 Tm (\000)Tj 0 10.5 TD ()Tj ET Q Q q 1 0 0 1 -9 -18 cm BT 0 0 0 1 k /GS2 gs /T3_5 1 Tf 0 Tc 0 Tw 0.8654 0 0 0.9534 770.3024 1303.5176 Tm ()Tj ET Q q 752.103 1285.181 18.885 12.156 re W n q 1 0 0 1 -9 -18 cm BT 0 0 0 1 k /GS2 gs /T3_5 1 Tf 0 Tc 0 Tw 0.8654 0 0 0.9534 779.7137 1303.5176 Tm ()Tj -21.75 10.5 Td (\000)Tj ET Q Q q 746.95 1399.096 31.154 -120.128 re W* n q 0 1520.655 810.014 -755.093 re W n q 0.9527283 0 0 1.0496063 0 0 cm 0 0 0 1 K 0.572 w 3.864 M /GS2 gs 789.417 1224.433 19.822 11.581 re 809.239 1224.433 m h S Q q 0.9527283 0 0 1.0496063 0 0 cm 0 G 0.572 w 4 M /GS3 gs q 1 0 0 1 799.328 1233.105 cm 0 0 m S Q Q Q Q 0 0 0 0 k 754.319 1252.919 41.629 10.794 re f q 1 0 0 1 -9 -18 cm BT 0 0 0 1 k /T1_12 1 Tf -0.0001 Tc 0 Tw 6.9232 0 0 7.6272 769.9736 1275.2856 Tm [(FRONTS Shower s T-storm Rain Flurries Snow Ice Cold Warm StationaryDaytona Beach6638pc6030pc5330s Ft.Laud.Bch7851pc7243s6441s Fort Myers7446pc6541s6035s Gainesville6330pc5524pc5021s Homestead AFB7649pc7240s6238s Jacksonville5930s5626pc4921s Key West7662pc6957s6554s Miami7753pc7142s6340s Orlando6841pc6335pc5631s Pensacola5633pc5427s5129s Sarasota7145pc6341pc5935s Tallahassee5833pc5424pc5121s Tampa6842pc6138pc6035s W.Palm Bch7645pc6937s6035sTemperature(Readings at Archbold Biological Station in Lake Placid)High Tuesday ..........................85 Low Tuesday ............................59 High Wednesday ....................70 Low Wednesday ......................69 High Thursday ........................67 Low Thursday ..........................43 Precipitation Tuesday ..............................0.00" Wednesday ........................0.00" Thursday ............................0.00" Month to date ......................0.00" Year to date ......................54.82" Barometer Tuesday ..............................30.08 Wednesday ........................30.20 Thursday ............................30.15 Tides(Readings at St.Petersburg)High ..............................3:47 p.m. Low ..............................8:01 a.m. High ....................................none Low ..............................5:48 p.m.(Readings at Palm Beach)High ..............................8:03 a.m. Low ..............................1:18 a.m. High ..............................8:08 p.m. Low ..............................1:49 p.m. Lake Levels Lake Jackson ....................78.36' Lake Okeechobee ..............12.91' Normal ..............................14.51' TodaySunrise ....6:59 a.m. Sunset ......5:34 p.m. Moonrise ..6:53 a.m. Moonset ....5:35 p.m. MondaySunrise ....7:00 a.m. Sunset ......5:34 p.m. Moonrise ..7:51 a.m. Moonset ....6:33 p.m.If your address (house number) ends in... ...0 or 1, water only on Monday ...2 or 3, water only on Tuesday ...4 or 5, water only on Wednesday ...6 or 7, water only on Thursday ...8 or 9*, water only on Friday and locations without a discernible address TodayTodayNational summary:Regional summary: Forecasts and graphics provided by AccuWeather,Inc. -10s-0s0s10s20s30s40s50s60s70s80s90s100s110sAccuWeather.com

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By KATE ROWLAND Special to the News-SunSEBRING As one of only three returning varsity players on the Lady Streaks basketball squad, Shannon Williams carries a lot of responsibility on her shoulders. When the teams only senior racked up two fouls in the first few minutes of Fridays District 5-5Agame with Liberty, Williams did her best to lead her team from the bench. But Williamsteammates needed to step up, and thats just what they did in Fridays backand-forth 47-42 victory over the Chargers in Sebrings (3-4 overall, 1-2) first district win of the young season. I kept talking and helping out from the bench, Williams said. Its tough being the only senior on the team, but Im proud of my teammates. My main goal this year is to be patient because were going to be learning as the season goes on. Juniors Emily Rose and Samantha Jansen, Sebrings remaining two returning varsity players, stepped up on offense and defense, as Jansen tallied 11 points while Rose tipped in three. Last year Liberty wasnt this good, said Jansen, a three-sport athlete who also plays By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comThe chill in the outside air s eemed to stick with the Blue S treak shooters Friday night o n their trip to Winter Haven. But things heated up soon e nough and Sebring fought b ack from a big early deficit t o take down the Blue Devils 6 5-61. We were really c old with our scoring a t first, head coach P rinceton Harris said. We were down 12 b efore we even s cored a point. But t hen a light seemed to g o off and they reali zed they were in a game. The frigid start saw the S treaks down 16-5 after the f irst period, and 21-5 early in t he second. But from there, the defense c lamped down. They had a hard time with o ur press, Harris said. We h ad a big line up with long a rms, Zack (Bullock), Toby ( Solebello) and Matt (Taylor) w ere the front line and Devin (Clarke) was floating back like a free safety. It caused a lot of turnovers, got us some easy scoring chances and brought us back. It brought about a 21-6 second-quarter margin that had Sebring up 26-22 at the half. From there, it was a back and forth affair with the both sets of boys in blue matching the others efforts. And one of the Streaksearly-season bugaboos would soon come into play free throw shooting. We hit our free throws down the stretch, Harris said. That has cost us in a couple games already, but Toby hit some key free throws and Trini (Sutton) was perfect at the line. Trini really stepped up for us, he continued. He had the hot hand so we just kept the ball in his hands. It By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comLAKE PLACID The Devils downed the Dragons 52-32 in a dervish display during the second half of the matchup Friday night in Lake Placid. The Lord blessed us with a win. We have put in some hard work and we are starting to gel, said Avon Parks Head Coach Luther Clemons after the win. The Devils seemed a bit flat-footed coming out in the first two periods but were able to stay out front of the Dragons 22-14 when they left the court for the half. Both teams played a hard manup defense, leaving the last half to the press and proving that both were strong finishers. Tre Flemming led the Dragon barrage, using his lay-ups to score 14 in the second half, mostly due to his steal and break style of play. All told, Flemming would net 18 for the evening, setting the bar as Lake Placids leading scorer as well as the games. The patented, Red Devil third-period press awoke after the buzzer, and senior Devil Avierre Conner commanded the Devil offense, and picked up 16 points for the night. We are getting into the grind of the season, and this is all part of the transition, assistant coach Alvin Conner said. We are just now starting to gel together as a team. Everyone is up to play us, its not so much that we were sluggish in the first half, but that Lake Placid came to play. They worked us hard with their defense, Conner said. The Devils also stressed defense all night, keeping Lake Placid from running up a score. We are playing pretty good defense, and we are moving the ball around. We are pleased to get away with it. Anytime you can get a 20 point win you are happy, Conner said. The win puts Avon Parks record at 3-0 for the season so far, and 2-0 in the District 9-3Arace. Lake Placid drops to 0-2 for the season, and 0-1 in the district. But the season has just begun, and Conner is looking forward to more hard pressed match-ups in the near future. We are starting to play those two and three games a week. And that grind will wear us down some, he said. We need to keep working on our defense. Defense wins championships and offense sells tickets, we are trying to work on defense right now. The Devils were back at it Saturday at Charlotte before continuing their district slate Tuesday with a home game against Frostproof. The Dragons stay out of district early in the week as they travel to Vangua rd Monday and host Fo rt Meade Tuesday. SPORTS B SECTION Inside This Section NFLPA prepares for lockout . .3B Dolphins aim to run . . .3B Florida Prep Football . . .4B News-Sun Sunday, December 5, 2010 By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comWith Thursday nights 3-0 w in at Liberty High School, S ebring made it two straight a nd improved itsseason r ecord to 5-4 overall and 4-2 i n district play. But it was a slow start as t hings remained scoreless through the first half and nearly halfway through the second half. Blue Streak keeper Ethan Smith, meanw hile, was backing up the d efense and fending off all C harger shots on goal. Not that his defense wasnt u p to the task as Derek D rummond had five clears o ut of the Sebring zone, D onovan White had four and E lias Salgado, Nick Perez a nd Joshua Bowyer had one Soccer Streaks pick up win News-Sun file photo by DAN HOEHNE Marcello Gori had two assists Thursday to help Sebring to a 3-0 win at Liberty. News-Sun photo by BETH BALDRIDG E Reggie Baker and the Red Devils pulled away from a game Green Dragon squad in the third quarter of Fridays 5232 win at Lake Placid. News-Sun file photo by DAN HOEHNE T rini Sutton sends a pass upcourt, but did more offensively, scoring 20 points to lead Sebring to Fridays win at W inter Haven. Red Devils run past Green Dragons Avon Park52Lake Placid32 Sebring65Winter Haven61 See SEBRING, page 4B News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Meghan Williams grabs hold of this corner kick in Sebrings come-from-behind, 2-1 win over visiting Ridge Friday night. Sebring3Liberty0 By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comSEBRING With the temperatures dropping, both the Sebring and Ridge Community High School soccer squads found it difficult to get their offenses warmed up Friday night. And after taking a loss to the Lady Bolts in the season opener, Sebring was determined to not let history repeat itself on their own turf. The game was neck-andneck throughout the first half, with shots on goal from each side that just could not seem to break through either of the keepers. Things then heated up for a short stretch early in the se cond half. Just minutes into the fin al 40 minutes, Ridge would p ut the first goal on t he board. But Sebring wou ld answer back with in minutes with a McKenzie Hargad en goal to tie the game. Hargaden kept t he fire lit as she th en offered an assist to Jennifer Cochran who scor ed to make it a 2-1 game in Sebrings favor within mi nutes of her own goal. Lady Streaks, Dragons pick up Friday wins See SOCCER, page 4B Sebring tops Blue Devils See HOOPS, page 4B News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHN E Sam Jansen scored six staight points during a crucial third-quarter run in Sebrings 47-42 win over Liberty Friday. Sebring47Liberty42 Sebring2Ridge1 Blue Streaks stop Libertys charge See LADIES, p a g e 4B

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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.LP Tennis Car WashLAKE PLACID With low funds threatening to put a damper on their upcoming season, the Lake Placid tennis teams are taking the task of raising money into their own hands. The Green Dragons of the courts will be holding a car wash at Bank of America 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 out these young athletes as they strive to help their own cause.SFCC Holiday Baseball CampAVON PARK The South Florida Community College baseball program will be hosting a Youth Holiday Camp 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 person, with a $5 discount for families with more than one child participating. SFCC Head Coach Rick Hitt will serve as showcase director, with the help of assistant coach Andy Polk and Panther players. The camp is designed to provide quality baseball instruction, with emphasis on fundamentals and improvement in all 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.Panther Volleyball CampAVONPARK The South Flori da Community College Volleyball progra m will be hosting a four week training cam p running from Jan. 6-Feb. 3 for playe rs from 6th to 12th grade. The camp will meet Tuesdays an d Thursdays from 6:30-8:30 p.m. and pr ovides individual skill development an d basic tactics in a positive learning env ironment. All campers will receive individual an d team instruction from Coach Ki m Crawford and members of the 201011 Lady Panthers. Crawford is a three-time college A llAmerican and played professionally in Europe, on the Bud Light Profession al Beach Tour for Team Nike and on the P ro California Grass Tour. She has been trained by many Olymp ic coaches and looks forward to sharing h er vast volleyball knowledge with all cam p participants. The camp cost is $100 and is limited to the first 30 to register. To register, go to www.southflorida.edu and select the vo lleyball site. Click on volleyball camp, print o ut Admissions Application and Emergen cy Treatment forms. Mail Admissions Application an d Emergency Treatment forms as indicat ed on application form, or bring to t he Cashiers Office in Building B. For more information, contact t he SFCC Athletic Department at the follow ing campus phone numbers at extensio n 7037 Avon Park/Sebring, 784-703 7; Lake Placid, 465-5300; DeSoto, 49 47500; Hardee, 773-2252; or ema il kim.crawford@southflorida.edu AMERICAN CONFERENCEEast WLTPctPFPA New England920.818334266 N.Y. Jets920.818264187 Miami650.545205225 Buffalo290.182229295 South WLTPctPFPA Indianapolis650.545282252 Jacksonville650.545240294 Tennessee560.455257218 Houston570.417288321 North WLTPctPFPA Baltimore830.727250188 Pittsburgh830.727254181 Cleveland470.364216229 Cincinnati290.182225288 West WLTPctPFPA Kansas City740.636285231 San Diego650.545310225 Oakland560.455255256 Denver380.273250323NATIONAL CONFERENCEEast WLTPctPFPA Philadelphia840.667344281 N.Y. Giants740.636277240 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 Philadelphia 34, Houston 24 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 Boston154.789 New York119.550412Toronto 811.4217 New Jersey614.300912Philadelphia514.26310 Southeast Division WLPctGB Orlando154.789 Atlanta137.650212Miami 128.600312Charlotte712.3688 Washington612.333812Central Division WLPctGB Chicago98.529 Indiana99.50012Cleveland711.389212Milwaukee612.333312Detroit 614.300412WESTERN CONFERENCESouthwest Division WLPctGB San Antonio163.842 Dallas154.7891 New Orleans136.6843 Memphis812.400812Houston712.3689 Northwest Division WLPctGB Utah156.714 Denver126.667112Oklahoma City137.650112Portland811.4216 Minnesota415.21110 Pacific Division WLPctGB L.A. Lakers146.700 Phoenix109.526312Golden State811.421512Sacramento413.235812L.A. Clippers416.20010 ___ Thursdays Games Miami 118, Cleveland 90 Phoenix 107, Golden State 101 Fridays Games Charlotte 91, New Jersey 84, OT Toronto 111, Oklahoma City 99 Washington 83, Portland 79 Atlanta 93, Philadelphia 88 Orlando 104, Detroit 91 Houston 127, Memphis 111 New York 100, New Orleans 92 Boston 104, Chicago 92 San Antonio 107, Minnesota 101 Denver 109, L.A. Clippers 104 Phoenix 105, Indiana 97 L.A. Lakers 113, Sacramento 80 Dallas 93, Utah 81 Saturdays Games Atlanta at Miami, late Charlotte at Philadelphia, late Houston at Chicago, late Cleveland at Minnesota, late Orlando at Milwaukee, late Dallas at Sacramento, late Sundays Games Boston at New Jersey, 1 p.m. New York at Toronto, 1 p.m. Cleveland at Detroit, 6 p.m. Golden State at Oklahoma City, 7 p.m. New Orleans at San Antonio, 7 p.m. Memphis at Denver, 8 p.m. Washington at Phoenix, 8 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Portland, 9 p.m.EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLOTPtsGFGA Pittsburgh1782368264 Philadelphia1574348764 N.Y. Rangers16111338274 New Jersey8152184674 N.Y. Islanders5145155180 Northeast Division WLOTPtsGFGA Montreal1682346852 Boston1482307047 Ottawa11141235879 Buffalo10133236773 Toronto8124205170 Southeast Division WLOTPtsGFGA Washington1872389171 Tampa Bay1493317889 Atlanta13103298277 Carolina11113257379 Florida10140206265WESTERN CONFERENCECentral Division WLOTPtsGFGA Detroit1742368259 Chicago14122308682 Columbus1491296562 St. Louis1293276368 Nashville1185275863 Northwest Division WLOTPtsGFGA Vancouver1473317861 Colorado1393298676 Minnesota11113256072 Calgary11132247278 Edmonton9124226892 Pacific Division WLOTPtsGFGA Dallas1581317063 Phoenix1275297070 Anaheim13123297184 Los Angeles14100286659 San Jose1284287268 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. ___ Thursdays Games Boston 8, Tampa Bay 1 Edmonton 5, Toronto 0 Montreal 5, New Jersey 1 N.Y. Rangers 6, N.Y. Islanders 5 Pittsburgh 3, Atlanta 2 San Jose 4, Ottawa 0 Dallas 2, Washington 1 Los Angeles 3, Florida 2 Fridays Games Calgary 3, Minnesota 2, SO N.Y. Rangers 2, N.Y. Islanders 0 Carolina 2, Colorado 1, OT Buffalo 5, Columbus 0 Vancouver 3, Chicago 0 Detroit 4, Anaheim 0 Saturdays Games New Jersey at Philadelphia, late San Jose at Montreal, late Boston at Toronto, late Buffalo at Ottawa, late Atlanta at Washington, late Pittsburgh at Columbus, late Colorado at Tampa Bay, late Carolina at Nashville, late Minnesota at Dallas, late Florida at Phoenix, late St. Louis at Edmonton, late Detroit at Los Angeles, late Sundays Games Philadelphia at N.Y. Islanders, 1 p.m. Ottawa at N.Y. Rangers, 5 p.m. Calgary at Chicago, 7 p.m. Phoenix at Anaheim, 8 p.m. St. Louis at Vancouver, 9 p.m. EAST Connecticut 94, UMBC 61 Iona 94, Canisius 85 Marist 80, Niagara 72 Nazareth, N.Y. 57, Brockport 47 Rochester 80, Hobart 77 Villanova 71, Saint Joseph's 60 SOUTH Centre 63, Rhodes 60 Georgia 66, UAB 64 Va. Intermont 91, Alice Lloyd 83 Xavier, NO 70, Talladega 63 MIDWEST Beloit 71, Monmouth, Ill. 58 Birmingham-Southern 65, DePauw 57 Carthage 71, Hope 70 Greenville 99, Mid-Continent 94 Lake Forest 66, Carroll, Wis. 60 Mary 84, St. Cloud St. 81 Minn. Duluth 68, Minn.-Crookston 44 Minn. St., Mankato 74, Wayne, Neb. 63 Minn. St., Moorhead 60, Bemidji St. 58 Monmouth, N.J. 64, E. Michigan 63 Northern St., S.D. 96, Concordia, St.P. 94, OT Ripon 97, Knox 79 St. Norbert 112, Grinnell 85 Wheaton, Ill. 86, Calvin 64 FAR WEST Idaho 63, North Dakota 42 Kansas St. 63, Washington St. 58 Portland 58, Montana 54 TOURNAMENT A+ Autobrokers Holiday Invitational First Round Mount Vernon Nazarene 78, Fisher 63 Trevecca Nazarene 87, Goshen 70 Comfort Inn Classic First Round Slippery Rock 68, Dominican, N.Y. 67 Roland Wierville Hoops Classic First Round Asbury 81, Union, Ky. 76 Berea 131, Mansfield 53 EXHIBITION Northwestern, Minn. 90, Finlandia 75FOOTBALLNFL Players Association NFLPASuspended agent Gary Wichard for nine months for his role in a recruiting scandal involving the University of North Carolina. Revoked the agent certification of Teague Egan, who gave a ride across campus to Southern California RB Dillon Baxter, a violation of NCAA rules. LOCALSCHEDULE SPORTSSNAPSHOTS THESCOREBOARD Lake Placid MONDAY: Boys Basketball at Vanguard,7 p.m.; Girls Basketball vs.Walker Memorial, 6:30 p.m. TUESDAY: Boys Basketball vs.Ft.Meade,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Basketball at Ft.Meade, 6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Soccer at Sebring,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Weightlifting at Hardee,6 p.m. Sebring MONDAY: Boys Basketball vs.Liberty,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Soccer at Liberty,7 p.m. TUESDAY: Girls Basketball at Haines City,6/7:30 p.m.; Boys Soccer at Winter Haven, 6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Soccer vs.Lake Placid,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Weightlifting at Hardee,6 p.m. THURSDAY: Boys Basketball vs.Ridge,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Basketball at Tenoroc,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Soccer vs.Winter Haven,6/7:30 p.m.; Wrestling at Mulberry,7 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. Heartland Christian MONDAY: Boys JV Basketball at Walker Memorial,5 p.m. TUESDAY: Boys Basketball vs.Pine Castle Christian,6 p.m. FRIDAY,Dec.17: Boys Basketball vs.Wellington Christian,6:30 p.m.; JV Basketball vs.Sonrise Christian,4 p.m. Avon Park MONDAY: Girls Basketball vs.Bartow,7 p.m. TUESDAY: Boys Basketball vs.Frostproof,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Basketball at Frostproof, 6/7:30 p.m.; Boys Soccer vs.McKeel,6:30 p.m.; Girls Soccer at McKeel,4 p.m.; Girls Weightlifting at Hardee,6 p.m. S S K K I I I I N N G G S SU U N N D D A A Y Y 2 2 p p . m m . Mens Alpine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . N N B B C C 3 3 p p . m m . Celebrity Skifest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C C B B S S 1 1 0 0 5 5 p p . m m . Celebrity Skifest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C C B B S S 6 6 S S O O C C C C E E R R S SU U N N D D A A Y Y 9 9 a a . m m . NCAA Cup, Semifinal Teams TBA . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 N N o o o o n n NCAA Cup, Semifinal Teams TBA . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2M MO O N N D D A A Y Y 2 2 : : 5 5 5 5 a a . m m . Premier Liverpool vs. Aston Villa . . . 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 SU U N N D D A A Y Y 2 2 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Florida at American . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . S S U U N N 7 7 p p . m m . Hartford at Florida State . . . . . . . . . . . . . S S U U N NT TU U E E S S D D A A Y Y 7 7 p p . m m . Kansas vs. Memphis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 7 7 p p . m m . Georgia at Georgia Tech . . . . . . . . . . . . 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www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, December 5, 2010Page 3B Some Risks Are Worth Taking. Your Health Isnt One of Them. Medicare and almost all insurance acceptedFirst, 32 people die every day of skin cancer in the USA. Second, most skin cancer deaths are preventable. Therefore, forgiveness is the chance to prevent skin cancer with a Dermatology skin exam. Therefore, forgiveness is the Lord offering you free will to not be a statistic. SAVE YOUR OWN LIFE. OR LET US DO IT FOR YOU.Darrin A. Rotman, M. D. Julie L. Iellimo, P. A. C. Jennifer A. Wolf, P. A. C.863-386-0786Darrin A. Rotman, M.D. By Bob Wattendorf MyFWC.comIn classic Greek mytholog y, the Hydra was a marsh s erpent that had nine heads t o start with, but each time o ne was cut off, two more g rew back until Hercules s lew it. Hydra makes a rather fitt ing root word for Hydrilla v erticillata, a submersed, n onnative plant (from India) t hat first appeared in Florida i n the late 1950s, rapidly s preading throughout much o f the state. Hydrilla has been d escribed as the perfect a quatic weed because of its t olerance to conditions that p revent other native plants f rom flourishing, including i ts tolerance of low light, h igh turbidity and various s alinities and nutrient condit ions. Moreover, it can spread t hrough fragmentation, sexua l reproduction (seeds), rootl ike tubers and turions (budl ike structures formed where l eaves attach to the stems). Hydrilla was introduced to F lorida as an aquarium plant. With few natural biocont rols, such as native insects o r diseases, the plant can r apidly occupy nearly the e ntire water-column of shall ow lakes. It can affect navig ation, water storage and w ater flow, which is needed t o prevent flooding. It can spread on boat m otors or trailers even after i t appears to be thoroughly d ried out, and it can survive t he virtually dry soils of d ewatered lakes and rapidly t ake over when the lake r efloods. Chemical and other cont rol efforts, including biologi cal and mechanical a pproaches, cost millions of s tate dollars annually. The Florida Fish and W ildlife Conservation C ommission (FWC) is creati ng a long-term black bass m anagement plan, and one o f the critical aspects to cons ider is that of aquatic plant m anagement and how to deal w ith exotic plants such as h ydrilla. In 2008, the legislat ure moved invasive plant m anagement from the D epartment of E nvironmental Protection to t he FWC. An intra-agency task force i s actively working to develo p new plans and processes f or managing hydrilla. What makes invasive plant m anagement so complicated is that hydrilla can benefit recreational fisheries and waterfowl populations and even help support endangered species such as the snail kite. On the other hand, conservation philosophies and the economics of attempting to manage it provide a compelling reason to try to keep it out of new areas and control it before it harms navigation, flood control, potable and irrigation water supplies, recreation and the beauty of lakes. Arecent meeting dealing with management plans for hydrilla on Lake Tohopekaliga, co-hosted by the FWC and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, highlighted some of the controversy. Lake Toho contains large amounts of hydrilla, which can cause navigation problems and limit access to boaters, said Bill Caton, the FWCs Invasive Plant Management Section leader. This plant also provides an abundant food source and habitat used by a nonnative variety of apple snail that lives in the lake. In turn, the snail is eaten by snail kites, which are among the most endangered birds in Florida, making Lake Toho one of the few areas in the state where kites can find plenty of food. Consequently, the FWC and the USFWS will adjust when and where hydrilla is treated so enough snails will be available when kites nest next spring. The Audubon Society and the FWC want to protect snail kites. Other stakeholders, like the Florida Freshwater Fisheries Coalition, want enough submersed plants to provide good fish habitat but also open areas for anglers to catch fish. If too much hydrilla is left untreated, plant biomass could affect flood control. Now that biologists have laid out these pros and cons of hydrilla treatment in various situations, the FWC is reviewing the first draft of the Black Bass Management Plan (MyFWC.com/BassPlan_Sur vey. In the meantime, does anyone know where we can find another Hercules to take on our Hydra-illa issue? You can contribute to the dialogue by completing a brief survey on aquatic plant management at www.SurveyMonkey.com/s/bb mp_plants. Instant licenses are available at MyFWC.com/License or by calling 888-FISHFLORIDA(347-4356). Report violators by calling *FWC or #FWC on your cell phone, or 888-404-3922. Visit MyFWC.com/Fishing for more Fish Busters columns. Hydrilla the 9-headed marsh serpent Photo courtesy of NCWater.org Hydrilla, a fast spreading problem in Florida and throughout the countries waterways. JIMMYGOLEN Associated PressFOXBOROUGH, Mass. The NFLplayersunion is advising its members to save their last three game checks to prepare for a lockout it expects to come in March. In a letter to the players, NFLPAhead DeMaurice Smith said the union had an internal deadline for agreeing to a new collective bargaining agreement. That deadline has now passed, he wrote. The union also said it is filing a grievance over a league threat to cancel health insurance for players should a lockout occur. The letter was dat ed Wednesday, and copies we re strewn across a table in t he New England Patriots lock er room during the media ava ilability on Saturday. Patriots player represe ntative Matt Light said he is doing his best to educate h is teammates on how to pr epare. NFLPA: Save your pay, lockouts coming The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN By STEVEN WINE Associated PressMIAMI With the Miami Dolphins facing an uphill climb to the playoffs, running back Ronnie Brown sees a potential path: His team is 5-0 this year when rushing for 100 yards. I think we need to run for a few more 100-yard games, Brown says with a grin. Easier said than done. The Dolphinsground game has sputtered this season, a big reason they take a modest 6-5 record into Sundays game against Cleveland. Brown is averaging a career-low 3.9 yards per carry, and the Dolphins rank 19th in the NFLin rushing. But they ran for a seasonhigh 186 yards while controlling the ball for more than 41 minutes in last weeks victory at Oakland, and coach Tony Sparano would love to stick with that winning formula. I think there are some things there that we can build on that we feel like we did well and maybe carry over a little bit, Sparano says. Stopping the ground game has been a problem for the Browns (4-7). They gave up 152 yards rushing at home last week against hapless Carolina and won only because the Panthers missed a field goal as time expired. Better defense will be needed against Brown and backup Ricky Williams, Cleveland coach Eric Mangini says. It starts with tackling, thats the first thing, Mangini says. Weve got to wrap up more effectively. You try to block-tackle Ricky Williams, its not going to work. Same thing with Ronnie Brown hes very patient in the backfield. Hes got a great ability to navigate through traffic, and nothings hurried. Its almost like when hes reading the defense, it slows down for him, and youve got to be sound. The Dolphinsso-so run defense faces a formidable challenge, too. Clevelands Peyton Hillis has 905 yards rushing and 414 receiving, both team highs, and with 11 rushing touchdowns, he joined Hall of Famers Jim Brown and Leroy Kelly as the only Cleveland backs to score that many in a season. Thats how you know if youre a good defense if you can take away somebodys running game, Miami linebacker Tim Dobbins said. Hillis is going to bring it. Thats what were going to try to do. The best way to beat the Browns is to make them throw. In their eight wins since last Dec. 10, the Browns have averaged 190 yards rushing. In seven losses during that span, theyve averaged 95 yards. Cleveland and Miami have both endured a revolving door at quarterback. Browns veteran Jake Delhomme, who replaced injured rookie Colt McCoy last week and will start Sunday, has thrown six interceptions and only one touchdown pass so far this season. Chad Henne rejoined the Dolphinslineup last week following a benching and a knee injury, and for the first time in a month, theyll sta rt the same quarterback tw o games in a row. For me now, its kind of just go out and make it a new beginning, realizin g that this isnt life or death , Henne says. Its a fu n game to play. Its more fun when t he offense clicks, and may be the Dolphinsunit is final ly starting to do so. Miami totaled 471 yar ds at Oakland, the franchise s highest total since 199 5, when Dan Marino was st ill in his prime. Even the wildcat ine ffective most of the seaso n contributed 34 yards. We were caged up for a little while, Brown say s. To run successfully an d utilize that formation fe lt pretty good. Despite the big statisti cs last week, the Dolphin s 3.8-yard average per ru sh remains their lowest sin ce 2004. Theyve run for only fi ve touchdowns after totalin g 22 last year. Neither Brown n or Williams has a 100-ya rd game this season, and pla ycalling has raised doubts at times about Miamis com mitment to the rush. Five times this seaso n, the Dolphins have run t he ball less than 25 times those are the five gam es they lost. Everybody says, We ll, do you know what you are ? Yeah, I think I clearly kno w what we are, Sparano say s. When we rush the ba ll well, its usually a good da y. Possessing the ball for us has been a good formula. The Dolphins want to p ut it to use again Sunday, b ut then so do the Browns. Dolphins hope to keep run game going versus Browns By BERNIE WILSON Associated PressSAN DIEGO Aperson familiar with the situation tells The Associated Press that San Diego Padres AllStar slugger Adrian Gonzalez has flown to Boston to take a physical exam needed to complete a trade to the Red Sox. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because a trade hasn't been finalized. Gonzalez had surgery on his right shoulder Oct. 20, and the Padres said then that the three-time All-Star and two-time Gold Glove Awardwinning first baseman was expected to be ready for spring training. Red Sox general manager Theo Epstein did not respond to an e-mail seeking confirmation. Padres GM Jed Hoyer ha sn't responded to a request f or comment. AP Sports Writer Jimmy Golen in Boston contributed to this report. AP Source: Gonzalez in Boston for physical

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volleyball and track. Their three-point shot surprised me. I wasnt expecting that. Sebrings Jamiese Wiley scored 11 points, and sophomores Shalontay Rose, with 10 points, and Allie Mann, with seven, also played key offensive roles. Sophomore Alexxis Harris and junior April Wallace both chipped in two points for Sebring. [Williamsfoul trouble] put us in a difficult spot, said Sebring coach Mike Lee. Shannon is our only senior and we rely on her for a lot of stuff. But the girls responded and played well. Sometimes when you lose one of your key players it creates an opportunity for someone else to step up, and we had several girls who did that real well. Liberty charged out to a 9-0 lead in the early going, but Lee switched from a man-to-man defense to a zone defense that helped the team take better control of the Chargerstwo senior guards and strong sophomore center, Lee said. We went werent defending against their center [Oliozia] and their two guards [Tejada and Ortero], he said. We couldnt keep them from dribbling all the way to the basket. The zone helped and we did a good job rebounding as well. Sometimes we play really well, and sometimes we play really not so well. Thats our youth. Weve got a great group of girls and well get better. Williams started the teams comeback with a 2point field goal. Mann followed with a nothing-but-net 3-pointer, and Williams sank the free throw on a 3-point play after being fouled on a power drive to the net. The first quarter ended with the game tied at 9-all. Liberty was shooting crazy shots and making them, Williams said. Changing to a zone defense helped, and it helped when Oliozia fouled out late in the game. The whole game changed then. Williamsfield goal gave the Lady Streaks an 11-9 lead to start the second, but the lead went back-and-forth as Mann helped out with another 3point play. ALiberty streak of four consecutive steals took Sebring bounces as the Chargersshots missed the net. Shalontay Rose sank two free throws at the buzzer, but the second quarter ended with Liberty in front 20-16. After the break, Jansen had a six-point streak with three straight lay ups, the first on a nice set-up pass from Williams, and Sebring led again, 22-20. Liberty knotted the score, but Shalontay Williams 3-pointer, Roses 3-point play and Jansens rebound tip-in put Sebring on top 32-29 at the end of the third quarter. The Chargers closed in several times during the fourth, but the Lady Streaks held on to their lead for the win. I think our zone defense works best for us, Jansen said. We talk a lot more and really come together more as a team. I feel we played really well tonight. This is the best weve played this year. Theyll need to keep that going with tough road tests to start the week at Haines City Monday and Tenoroc Tuesday. Page 4BNews-SunSunday, December 5, 2010www.newssun.com E.O. 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From there the defense held Liberty off the board and sent Sebring home with the win. Head coach Keith Bowy er was pleased with the overa ll effort and encouraged by t he progress the team is making Ernst Toussaint an d Joshua Bowyer were bo th very active in ball moveme nt up and down the field, he said. During the secon d half, we played some of t he best soccer weve played a ll season. The team has the weeken d to savor the win before hea ding back into district actio n on the road at Winter Hav en Tuesday. Continued from 1B Sebring stepping up News-Sun file photo by DAN HOEHNE Elisha Klatt added two goals to his season total in Sebrings 3-0 win Thursday. Despite the excitement, S ebring kept their heads in t he game knowing t here was still over t hirty minutes left b efore the win would b ecome official. The girls held s trong and shut Ridge d own earn the first d istrict win. The girls were brill iant; they really showed c haracter and determination, s ays head coach Paul Brown, a nd indeed they did. Sebring had just come off a m ercy-win over Avon Park a nd made sure to keep the ball rolling. The team was back in action Saturday at Firemens Field, taking on Liberty High School in a make-up game with high hopes of their third win in a row before traveling to Liberty Monday for a regularly scheduled district match. The Streaks then return home for a Tuesday match with Lake Placid and a Thursday district contest with Winter Haven. The Lady Dragons will come into the match back on track after their 4-0 win at Tenoroc Friday. Having started the season strong, Lake Placid had stumbled a bit, surrendering seven goals in consecutive district losses to McKeel and Frostproof, while their offense wasnt clicking. But the Dragons got back to their winning ways as Michelle Hunter caught fire with two goals in the win over the Lady Titans. Now at 6-3 overall, Lake Placid improved to 4-2 in district play while securing a season sweep of Tenoroc. Lauren Welborn contributed to this story. Continued from 1B Soccer sees Sebring comeback, Lake Placid back on track w as a great team effort. They h ave a junior (Devon Walker) w hos going to be a division o ne recruit by the time hes d one. Hes 6-foot-3, but with a bout a seven-foot wingspan, so hes going to grow. But we did a good job in holding him down. Holding him down to 16 points and 10 rebounds, while Sutton lead the Streaks with 20 with Taylor and Solebello adding 10 and nine, respectively. Now with their first district win, Sebring will look for more with visits from Liberty Monday and Ridge Thursday. Continued from 1B Hoops gets win for Blue Streaks Class 6A Region Final Cypress Bay 27, Oakland Park Northeast 21 Dr. Phillips 38, Seminole Ridge 28 Miami Central 38, South Dade 7 Sanford Seminole 21, Orange Park 16 Class 5A Regional Final Lakeland 29, Fleming Island 19 Manatee 35, Bayside 32 Plant 21, Countryside 13 St. Thomas Aquinas 47, Boyd A nderson 6 Class 4A Regional Final Lincoln 34, Navarre 33, 3OT Armwood 28, Charlotte 12 Dwyer 24, Palm Bay 7 Gainesville 10, Lake Gibson 9 Class 3A Regional Final Jefferson 49, Ocala Vanguard 27 Miami Norland 27, A rchbishop McCarthy 23 South Fort Myers 28, Southeast 21 St. Augustine 7, Pensacola 3 Class 2A State Semifinal Cocoa 17, Madison County 15 Glades Central 35, Robinson 10 Class 2B State Semifinal Fort Lauderdale University 34, Island Coast 28 Ocala Trinity Catholic 21, Pensacola Catholic 14 Class 1A State Semifinal Delray American Heritage 24, Fort Meade 14 Trinity Christian-Jacksonville 49, Northview 14 Class 1B State Semifinal Glades Day 45, Victory Christian 27 Warner Christian 35, J efferson County 19 Florida High School Football Scores Friday, Dec. 3 News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Taryn OBannon drives the lane in Fridays win over the visiting Liberty Chargers. Lake Placid4Tenoroc0 Continued from 1B Ladies lift off over Liberty

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Breakfasts and lunches being served in the Highlands County School District for the upcoming week of Dec. 6-10 include: HIGH SCHOOLS Monday Breakfast Egg and Cheese Daybreaker, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, pear fruit cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, assorted milk. Lunch Penne pasta, meat sauce, garlic breadstick, burger, cheeseburger, chicken patty on bun, Mama Sofias cheese pizza, Mama Sofias pepperoni pizza, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwich meal, chef salad meal, baked french fries, orange glazed carrots, cheddar cheese stick, tossed salad, applesauce snacking cake, fruit cocktail cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, assorted milk. Tuesday Breakfast Chicken biscuit, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, strawberry cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, assorted milk. Lunch Baked chicken, dinner roll, burger, cheeseburger, chicken patty on bun, Mama Sofias cheese pizza, Mama Sofias pepperoni pizza, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, PBJ sandwich meal, chef salad meal, mashed potatoes, chicken gravy, green beans, carrots and dip, cocoa clodhoppers, cut fresh fruit, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, assorted milk. Wednesday Breakfast Breakfast sandwich, hash brown patty, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, apricot cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, assorted milk. Lunch Corn dog, Mama Sofias cheese pizza, Mama Sofias pepperoni pizza, hot and spicy chicken sandwich, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, PBJ sandwich meal, chef salad meal, baked beans, carrots and dip, string cheese, assorted juice, assorted fresh fruit, cocoa clodhoppers, potato chips, assorted milk. Thursday Breakfast Breakfast burrito, salsa, hash brown patty, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, peach cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, assorted milk. Lunch Turkey and gravy, egg noodles, dinner roll, burger, cheeseburger, chicken patty on bun, Mama Sofias cheese pizza, Mama Sofias pepperoni pizza, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, PBJ sandwich meal, chef salad meal, broccoli, potato wedges, Colby Jack cheese stick, salsa, apple crisp, cut fresh fruit, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, assorted milk. Friday Breakfast Maple waffle stick, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, string cheese, strawberry cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, assorted milk. Lunch Chicken tenders, dinner roll, burger, cheeseburger, Mama Sofias cheese pizza, Mama Sofias pepperoni pizza, chicken patty on bun, PBJ sandwich meal, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, chef salad plate, baked french fries, carrots and dip, corn, tossed salad, chocolate chip cookie, diced peaches, assorted juice, assorted fresh fruit, assorted milk. ACADEMY SCHOOLS Monday Lunch Penne pasta, meat sauce, garlic breadstick, carrots and dip, applesauce snacking cake, fruit cocktail cup, assorted juice, assorted milk. Tuesday Lunch Baked chicken, dinner roll, mashed potatoes, green beans, cocoa clodhoppers, assorted juice, assorted fresh fruit, assorted milk. Wednesday Lunch Corn dog, baked beans, carrots and dip, assorted juice, cocoa clodhoppers, potato chips, assorted milk. Thursday Lunch Turkey and gravy, egg noodles, dinner roll, broccoli, apple crisp, cut fresh fruit, assorted juice, assorted milk. Friday Lunch Cheeseburger, dill stack, Sun Chips, fresh apple slices, chocolate chip cookie, assorted juice, assorted milk. MIDDLE SCHOOLS Monday Breakfast Egg and Cheese Daybreaker, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadsticks, pear fruit cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, assorted milk. Breakfast on the Patio: Sausage biscuit, assorted juice, assorted milk. Lunch Penne pasta, meat sauce, garlic breadstick, burger, cheeseburger, chicken patty on bun, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwich meal, chef salad meal, orange glazed carrots, cheddar cheese stick, tossed salad, applesauce snacking cake, fruit cocktail cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, assorted milk. Tuesday Breakfast Chicken biscuit, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, strawberry cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, assorted milk. Breakfast on the Patio: Chicken biscuit, assorted juice, assorted milk. Lunch Baked chicken, dinner roll, burger, cheeseburger, chicken patty on bun, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, PBJ sandwich meal, chef salad meal, mashed potatoes, chicken gravy, green beans, carrots and dip, cocoa clodhoppers, cut fresh fruit, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, assorted milk. Wednesday Breakfast Breakfast pizza, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, apricot cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, assorted milk. Breakfast on the Patio: Breakfast pizza, assorted juice, assorted milk. Lunch Corn dog, cheeseburger, hot and spicy chicken sandwich, ham sub meal, dill stack, chef salad meal, PBJ sandwich meal, baked beans, carrots and dip, string cheese, assorted juice, assorted fresh fruit, cocoa clodhoppers, potato chips, assorted milk. Thursday Breakfast Breakfast burrito, salsa, hash brown patty, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, peach cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, assorted milk. Breakfast on the Patio: Chicken biscuit, assorted juice, assorted milk. Lunch Turkey and gravy, egg noodles, dinner roll, burger, cheeseburger, chicken patty on bun, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, PBJ sandwich meal, chef salad meal, broccoli, potato wedges, Colby Jack cheese stick, salsa, apple crisp, cut fresh fruit, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, assorted milk. Friday Breakfast Maple waffle stick, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, string cheese, strawberry cup, assorted juice, assorted fresh fruit, assorted milk. Breakfast on the Patio: Sausage biscuit, assorted juice, assorted milk. Lunch Mama Sofias pepperoni pizza, Mama Sofias cheese pizza, burger, cheeseburger, chicken tenders, dinner roll, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, chef salad meal, PBJ sandwich meal, carrots and dip, corn, tossed salad, chocolate chip cookie, diced peaches, assorted juice, assorted fresh fruit, assorted milk. ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS Monday Breakfast Egg and Cheese Daybreaker, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, pear fruit cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, assorted milk. Breakfast in the Classroom: Cinnamon Toast Crisp, string cheese, pear fruit cup, chocolate milk. Lunch Baked chicken, dinner roll, Uncrustable Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich, turkey chef salad, mashed potatoes, chicken gravy, green beans, apple crisp, very berry juice bar, assorted juice, assorted milk. Tuesday Breakfast Breakfast burrito, salsa, hash brown patty, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, strawberry cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, assorted milk. Breakfast in the Classroom: Blueberry/sausage pancake, strawberry cup, chocolate milk, Uncrustable peanut butter and honey, peach cup. Lunch Barbecue pork on bun, Uncrustable PBJ sandwich, ham chef salad, scalloped potatoes, baked beans, rosy applesauce, very berry juice bar, assorted juice, assorted milk. Wednesday Breakfast Chicken biscuit, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, apricot cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, assorted milk. Breakfast in the Classroom: Uncrustable peanut butter and honey, peach cup, chocolate milk, blueberry/sausage pancake, strawberry cup. Lunch Uncrustable PBJ sandwich, turkey chef salad, corn dog, potato puffs, carrots and dip, pineapple cup, cinnamon bears, apple juice, assorted milk. Thursday Breakfast Breakfast pizza, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, peach cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, assorted milk. Breakfast in the Classroom: Breakfast frittata, grape juice, chocolate milk, strawberry banana yogurt, honey bear crackers, apple juice. Lunch Cheeseburger, dill stack, Uncrustable PBJ sandwich, ham chef salad, potato puffs, carrots and dip, fruited Jell-O, ver y berry juice bar, assorted juice, assorted milk. Friday Breakfast Maple waffle stick, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, string cheese, strawberry cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, assorted milk. Breakfast in the Classroom: Strawberry banana yogurt, honey bear crackers, apple juice, chocolate milk, breakfast frittata, grape juice. Lunch Cheese filled breadstick, marinara sauce, Uncrustable PBJ sandwich, turkey chef salad, mixed vegetables, ice cream sandwich, diced peaches, fresh apple slices, assorted juice, assorted milk. KINDERGARTEN LEARNING CENTER Monday Lunch Baked chicken, dinner roll, Uncrustable Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwich, mashed potatoes, chicken gravy, green beans, apple crisp, assorted milk. Tuesday Lunch Barbecue pork on bun, Uncrustable PBJ sandwich, scalloped potatoes, baked beans, rosy applesauce, assorted milk. Wednesday Lunch Uncrustable PBJ sandwich, corn dog, potato puffs, carrots and dip, diced peaches, Goldfish crackers, applesauce cup, assorted milk. Thursday Lunch Cheeseburger, Uncrustable PBJ sandwich, potato puffs, carrots and dip, fruited Jell-O, assorted milk. Friday Lunch Cheese filled breadstick, marinara sauce, Uncrustable PBJ sandwich, mixed vegetables, ice cream sandwich, diced peaches, assorted milk. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, December 5, 2010Page 5B AVON PARK 452-5800 SEBRING 382-3363 LAKE PLACID 465-1530Its more than just carpet The cleaning of the second piece must be of equal or lesser value to the first service price.Sectional sofas may not be separated. Sofas over 7 ft. and certain fabrics may incur additional charges. Offer does not include protector. Not valid with any other coupon. Expires 12/31/10.Emergency Water Damage Restoration3 ROOMS CARPET CLEANEDA room or an area up to 250 sq. ft. living/ dining room combos or great rooms count as two rooms. Must present coupon at time of cleaning. Stanley Steemer residential only. Certain restrictions apply. Not valid with any other offer. Expires 12/31/10.$95002 ROOMS CARPET CLEANEDA room or an area up to 250 sq. ft. living/ dining room combos or great rooms count as two rooms. 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www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, December 5, 2010Page 7B Join us on Dec. 9 Noon-3pm for Dr. Chan at his office Refreshments Served 3255 S. Highlands Ave. Sebring(863) 385-5525www.floridafootandankle.com/drchan OPEN HOUSE $195.00****Call for details465-3352Lic# EF0000229PROTECT YOUR INVESTMENT Only ARTS& LEISURE Courtesy photo T he first Artist Series performance of the season included Bayanihan Philippine National Dance Company on Tuesday, Nov. 30 in the South Florida Community College Theatre for the Performing Arts. Special to the News-SunSEBRING On Sunday, Dec. 12 T anglewood presents the Marlins Brothers C hristmas Show. These four brothers Gary, J ace, Rick and Robert have been performi ng together for more than 25 years, playing m any different instruments, their comedy bits a nd great voices singing both Christmas s ongs as well as their regular program. The Marlinsrepertoire covers the entire musical spectrum including country, rock, big band, pop, classical, jazz and bluegrass. Come and enjoy these multi-talented brothers. The show starts at 7 p.m.; doors and snack bar opens at 6:15 p.m. Tanglewood is a half mile north of Walmart on U.S. 27. Tickets are available at the door for $10. For information, call 402-0763. Marlin Brothers coming to Tanglewood for Dec. 12 show Special to the News-SunSEBRING The Kiwanis Club of Sebring is preparing now for its 36th annual Travelogue Film Series. Our Travelogue Film series is a unique brand of travel film production that is presented live by renowned world travelers and adventurers, accompanied by the unique cultures, natural sounds, local music and vibrant colors of our fascinating world, said Bill Nichols, Travelogue chairman. This years topics range from Wales to Northern Europe. The series begins Jan. 4 and continues every other week through March 15. Season tickets are $30 for six shows, and Nichols suggests they make very appreciated Christmas presents. Tickets may also be purchased at the door for $7. This seasons shows are: In January Wales: Land of Song and Iran Then and Now; February Silk Road Odyssey Beijing to the Black Sea and Inside the Tuscan Hills; March will close out the season with Americas Amazing Places and Northern Europe: Journey to Iceland, Norway, London, Amsterdam. Nichols explained how support of this travel and adventure series is invaluable to the Kiwanis Club of Sebring as the ticket sales help support many worthy activities and charities in the local community. The motto, Serving the Children of the World is what Kiwanis is all about, said Nichols. To order ticke ts or for information on adve rtising in the Travelogue pr ogram contact Nichols at 47 10510. Kiwanis Internation al includes 8,400 clubs wi th more than 270,000 membe rs in 96 nations. Last year, Kiwanis clu bs donated more than $100 m illion and almost 6 million vo lunteer hours for communi ty service projects. The Kiwanis Club of Sebring meets eve ry Wednesday at noon at Homers Restaurant. For more informatio n about Kiwanis call Preside nt Rhonda Beckman at 44 61579 or Grace Plants at 27 31421. Kiwanis Club of Sebring plans 36th travel adventure series Bayanihan dancers put on show at SFCC NEWYORK (AP) The N ational Board of Review, w idely considered a harbing er of the Academy Awards, h as chosen The Social N etwork as the best film of t he year. The NBR lavished a total o f four awards on the film, n aming David Fincher best d irector, Aaron Sorkins script best adapted screenplay and Jesse Eisenberg best actor. Eisenberg plays Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg in the film, which has won critical praise and earned more than $180 million worldwide at the box office. In the past three years, the National Board of Review winner has twice gone on to win best picture at the Oscars: No Country for Old Men in 2007 and Slumdog Millionaire in 2008. Last years winner was Up in the Air. The National Board of Review is one of the first notable groups to announce its picks for the year. National Board of Review lauds Social Network

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Page 8BNews-SunSunday, December 5, 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 Pastors Don Messenger and Ted Ertle. 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 Antlions are called dood lebugs because of the spir aling trails they leave in the s and while they look for a p lace to build their traps. T he trails they leave behind a ppear as though someone h as doodled in the sand. T hese interesting insects are i n the family M yrmeleontidae and the g enus Myrmelo. Although t he name doodlebug s ounds kind of cute and cudd ly, this bug is anything but. The ill-fated ant or other s mall insect that happens by t he doodlebugs trap will s oon meet its doom. The a ntlion digs a hole or pit by w alking backward and pressi ng its abdomen into the soil. I t then backs into the loose s oil and places its head u nder the surface. Using its h ead and long, sickle-shaped m andibles, the creature digs a deep pit (1-2 inches). The c reature literally uses its s tomach as a plow and its h ead as a shovel. Sometimes t he antlion will come upon a p ebble or twig and it will a ttempt to flick it out with t he sand. If it cannot accomplish this, it will push the object out of the pit. Once the trap is constructed, the bug finds its place at the bottom of the new found pit and opens its jaws wide. Then it waits. Once the unfortunate insect falls into the trap, it scrambles to get out, but the sand is loose and it will eventually slide to the bottom where the jaws are waiting with baited breath. Insects that are unfortunate enough to land into one of these funnel like pits rarely escape. Once the antlion spots the ill-fated victim, it reaches up with its elongated mandibles and pulls it under the surface. It then paralyzes the prey and literally sucks the life out of it! Once the antlion is done with its meal, it discards the shriveled carcass out of its home with a flip of its head. Gruesome though it is, the doodlebug has even stranger habits. If the creature hasnt eaten in a while and is really hungry, it constructs an even bigger pit to catch prey. Antlions can build several traps and repeat these feedings over a period of three years until they fully mature. Once they are fully grown they form a cocoon in the ground and transform to the adult stage. Chances are that you will never see an immature antlion because they spend most of their lives at the bottom of a pit. They are also the same color as their environment, so even if one were out for a stroll, it would be difficult to spot. If you were to see one however, it would be about an inch and a half long with a flat, thin body. The identifying characteristic of the doodlebug is the sickle-shaped mandibles protruding out of their heads. Even adult antlions are not seen very often by humans. In contrast to their younger stage of life, once the creature matures to adulthood it is rather delicate looking. Some say they resemble the beautiful damselfly. They are only active at night and only live for about a month. The habitat of choice for this unusual creature is a sandy environment. However, doodlebugs have been found in quartz sand, red sandstone, dust, humus, rotted wood, gypsum and coal ashes. They do need to have dry and loose material to make their pits. The antlion is designed for digging. When in the larval stage, the abdomen is blunt and gradually tapers down toward the posterior allowing the creature to slide backward easily through the sand. In addition, the hairs on the body are curled forward which also helps it to move backward more easily. Antlions have a way of getting along. If other antlions are constructing pits nearby, the creatures will adjust spacing between each hole so they wont interfere with each other. These amazing creatures are harmless to people. They do not cause damage to plants or structures. They eat insects that may be considered pests. And they can provide hours of entertainment to those interested enough to seek them out and watch them in action. To attract antlions to your area, place sand under the eaves next to your house in an area that stays dry. Keep an eye on the sand and soo n you may see depressions or pits. These are most likely the homes of the doodlebugs. Corine Burgess is an Environmental Specialist for the Parks & Natural Resources Department assisting the Highlands Soil and Water Conservation District. (www.highlandsswcd.org). Doodlebugs: Natures digging machines Courtesy pho to Antlions were made for digging; they literally use their stomachs as a plow and their heads as a shovel. They dig pits in the sand, which serve as traps to other unfortunate insects. News From The Watershed Corine Burgess The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN

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www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, December 5, 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 Womens Ministries, 7 p.m. Wednesday: Youth Ministries, 4 p.m. All meetings are at 120 N. Ridgewood Ave., Sebring. For more information, visit the Web site www.salvationarmysebring.com or call Major Bruce Stefanik at 385-7548, ext. 110. UNITED METHODIST First United Methodist Church, 105 S. Pine St., Sebring,FL33870. 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 CROSSWORDSOLUTION Special to the News-SunAries (March 21-April 20) Take a f ew steps into the unknown, Aries. It can b e good to try a few things that are differe nt and not in your comfort zone. Youll g et encouragement from friends. Taurus (April 21-May 21) Taurus, c hoose the more difficult path instead of t he easy way out when faced with an i mportant decision this week. The payoff w ill be much greater in the end. Gemini (May 22-June 21) Gemini, t here are a lot of tasks on your agenda this w eek, but you only have two hands. T herefore, dont try to do everything at the s ame time; otherwise nothing will be fini shed. Cancer(June 22-July 22) Cancer, r ethink your opinion of someone at work. W hile you may not have gotten along thus f ar, there is a chance for a change of heart o n the horizon. Leo (July 23-Aug. 23) Leo, romance i s in the air this week if you make time for i t. Put aside other responsibilities and s pend some time wining and dining a l oved one. Virgo (Aug. 24-Sept. 22) Virgo, nostalgia reigns supreme when you bump into someone from your past. Enjoy the trip down Memory Lane and all the fond times the trip brings to mind. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) When someone turns to you for advice, Libra, you may want to pass on saying much. Right now you really cant count on your decision-making skills. Wait a bit longer. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) Scorpio, it has been a waiting game for you for quite some time now and youre not one for patience. Keep your head up because things are looking like they will go your way. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) Sagittarius, a funny thing will happen to you this week, although at the time you may not find much humor in it. Be a good sport and go along with the course of events. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 20) Capricorn, a difference of opinion can quickly escalate into a war of words if youre not careful. Keep mum when others seem to be goading you into an argument. Aquarius (Jan. 21-Feb. 18) Aquarius, you are called on to be the voice of reason, but it may not be the role you were looking for this week. Relish in the idea that others look to you for support. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) Pisces, projects pile up and it is time to delegate some of this work. Trust a close friend with the task of helping out. Dec. 5 Frankie Muniz, actor, 25; Dec. 6 Andrew Cuomo, politician, 53; Dec. 7 Larry Bird, athlete, 54; Dec. 8 Kim Basinger, actress, 57; Dec. 9 Jakob Dylan, singer, 41; Dec. 10 Bobby Flay, chef, 46; Dec. 11 Teri Garr, actress, 61. Aries should step out of comfort zone this week; nostalgia reigns for Virgo Follow the News-Sun on www.twitter.com/thenewssun www.facebook.com/newssun

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If variety is the spice of life, then the mania for holiday ornaments in all shapes and sizes adds more flair to an already fantastic s eason. Ornaments and decor ations of all kinds make the h olidays cheery and bright. Nutcrackers have served a s symbols of the holidays f or centuries. In the 18th C entury, German craftsmen i ntroduced collectors to one o f the most sought after holid ay figurines, the N utcracker. Throughout the yuletide s eason, these carved and colo rful sentinels are familiar h oliday accessories. Nutcrackers relate to the h istory of military regalia a nd serve as guardian and p ower symbols from B avaria. The nutcrackers b rightly colored uniform r eminds visitors of the resid ents' authority. Nutcrackers refer to the c eremonial monarchies of R ococo Bavaria. Collectible nutcrackers r epresent various occupat ions. Some nutcrackers are s uited in the stately attire of k ings while others represent o ccupations as diverse as f ishermen and fix-it men. D octors, mountain climbers, a nd carpenters have been i mmortalized as collectible n utcrackers. Nutcrackers can r ange in value from the new s tore bought version for a bout $125 to the collectors i tems dating from the 16th C entury starting at $4,000. Another holiday power s ymbol, though more in k eeping with the rise of the industrial age, is the toy train. From locomotive to caboose, this 19th century symbol of industrial prowess has become synonymous with the holidays. The train sets were made by Lionel, Marx, American Flyer, and other firms and they were set up to run around the holiday arbor with vigor. They came with great accessories like tin and plastic train depots and blinking railroad crossing lights. These holiday standards are collectible all year long as train sets from the 1930s through the 1960s have reached astronomical prices on the vintage collectibles market. Toy train locomotives, accessories, and even their original boxes bring big numbers, upwards of $10,000 at any time of the year. While the trains were occupying little boys around the holidays, little girls were arranging porcelain and hand painted Nativity sets. These sets were for looking, not for touching. The popular Hummel Nativity sets with a large grouping of holiday figurines ranged from the early versions of the type made in the late 1930s, based on Sister Innocentia Maria Hummels drawings for the Goebel porcelain factory. The Hummel set came with a wooden manger. Some sets included the holy family with the three wise men and the shepherd boy while other expansive sets featured the main figures as well as a host of interested holiday visitors. Current versions of the the Goebel Nativity set offer a set for beneath the holiday tree with merely eight figurines. With the all-telling Goebel mark, the pieces are necessary holiday collectibles that make the season bright. Ph.D. antiques appraiser, author, and award-winning TV personality, Dr. Lori presents antique appraisal events nationwide and antiques themed cruises. As seen on NBC's The Tonight Show and Comedy Central's The Daily Show, watch Dr. Lori on the national TV morning show, Daytime on NBC WFLA 8 at 10 AM. Visit DrLoriV.com, Facebook.com/DoctorLori, or call (888) 431-1010. Page 10BNews-SunSunday, December 5, 2010www.newssun.com SEE DEALER FOR DETAILS. EXPIRES 12-11-10 2007 CHRYSLER PACIFICA TOURING $ 16889#CX129A 2009 JEEP PATRIOT SPORT 4X4 $ 15995 GASSAVER#X0123 2010 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN $ 17999#X0132 REARAC 2007 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE LARED0 4X4 $ 17999#0130 MOUNTAIN EDITION 2007 DODGE NITRO SXT $ 15988#X0119 1OWNER 2008 JEEP WRANGLER UNL. SPORT $ 21999#X0127 SHARP 2006 CHRYSLER TOWN & COUNTRY $ 11999#TX076A 1OWNER 2005 CHRYSLER PT CRUISER CONV. $ 11999#X0120 GT 2007 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN SXT $ 16995#DX047B1 SPECIAL EDITION NO DEALER FEES www.WellsMC.com RAMUS 27 between Avon Park and SebringAVONPARK&SEBRING453-6644 LAKEPLACID&OTHERCITIESTOLLFREE1-888-453-6644 2006 JEEP WRANGLER $ 18995#X0134 SUPERNICE 2007 PONTIAC G6 $ 13995#DX043A LIKENEW 2010 JEEP COMMANDER $ 22999#X0116 3 RD ROWSEAT Evaluating holiday antiques Art & Antiques Dr. Lori ANTIQUES Courtesy photo Goebel nativity set featuring the Holy Family, Three Wise Men, and Shepherd with sheep.

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T he Community Calendar prov ides a brief listing of local c lubs and organizations who m eet on a regular basis. It is t he responsibility of the group t o update the News-Sunon any c hanges in this listing by calling 3 85-6155, ext. 516; send any c hanges by e-mail to e ditor@newssun.com;or mail t hem to News-SunCommunity C alendar, 2227 U.S. 27 South, S ebring, FL33870. S UNDAY American Legion Post 25 L ake Placid has lounge hours f rom 1-9 p.m. Live music is f rom 5-8 p.m. For details, call 4 65-7940. American Legion Post 74 o pen 1-8 p.m. Happy Hour 4-6 p .m. Members and guests only. P ost is at 528 N. Pine St., S ebring. Call 471-1448. Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2 661 lounge is open from 1-7 p .m. Card games start at 1:30 p .m. The lodge is open to m embers and their guests. For d etails, call 465-2661. Lake Placid Moose has k araoke in the pavilion. H orseshoes played at 9:30 a .m. Food available at 4 p.m. O pen to members and qualified g uests only. Loyal Order of Moose H ighlands County Lodge No. 2 494, 1318 W Bell St., Avon P ark. Cards start at 4 p.m. M usic outside Tiki Hut at 3 p.m. L odge phone number 4520 579. Overeaters Anonymous, m eets from 4-5 p.m. in second f loor conference roomNo. 3 at F lorida Hospital Heartland M edical Center, 4200 Sun N L ake Blvd., Sebring. For d etails, call 382-7731. No dues, f ees or weigh-ins. For details o n the organization, go to w ww.oa.org. Ridge Area Missionary S oldiers AvonPark P athfinder Club meets from 9 a .m. to noon every first and t hird Sunday at 58 E. Sixth St., A von Park. For details, call 4 71-2143. Sebring Eagles Club 4240 s erves lunch at 2 p.m. at the c lub, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring. F or details, call 655-4007. Sebring Moose Lodge 2259 o ffers NASCAR racing in the p avilion at 1:30 p.m. Bar open a nd kitchen open from 2-5 p.m. L odge is at 11675 U.S. 98, S ebring. For details, call 6553 920. Society for Creative A nachronism (Local Chapter: S hire of Stagridge) meets at 2 p .m. first and third Sunday at B rewsters Coffee House on U .S. 27 in Sebring. For details, c all 214-5522. The ArtistsGroup at South F lorida Community College will h old a critique clinic the first S unday of every month, 2-4 p .m., at the Hotel Jacaranda, A von Park. Professional local a rtists will discuss and evaluate p articipantspaintings. The fee i s $5 with a two painting limit. F or more information, call 7847 346. U.S. Military Vets M otorcycle Club meets at 1 p .m. on the first Sunday of e ach month at VFW Post 9 853, State Road 64 West and N orth Oliva Drive. For informat ion call Hocky at (954) 5924 847 Veterans of Foreign Wars P ost 3880 serves hamburgers f rom 4-5:30 p.m. and plays p oker at 5:30 p.m. at the post, 1 224 County Road 621 East, L ake Placid. For details, call 6 99-5444. Veterans of Foreign Wars P ost 4300 plays euchre at 1:30 p .m. and E&J Karaoke is from 4 :30-7:30 p.m. at the post, 2 011 SE Lakeview Drive, S ebring. For details, call 3858 902. MONDAY Al-Anon LET IT BEGIN W ITH ME family group meets a t 10:30 a.m. every Monday at t he Heartland Christian Church o n Alt. 27 in Sebring. The c hurch is behind Southgate S hopping Center where Publix i s. F or more information call 3855 714. Alcoholics Anonymous m eeting, 8-9 p.m. at Episcopal C hurch, Lakeshore Drive, S ebring. For more details, call 3 85-8807. Alcoholics Anonymous O ne Day At ATime group m eets for a closed discussion a t 9:30 a.m. Monday and F riday at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 4500 Sun N Lakes Blvd., Sebring. For details, call 314-0891. Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, 6:30 p.m. at Rosewood Center, 517 U.S. 27 South, Lake Placid. Alanon meets at 8 p.m. at St. Agnes Episcopal Church, 3840 Lakeview Drive, Sebring. For details, call 202-0647. Ambucs, a local charity that assists people with disabilities, meets at noon every first Monday at R.J. Gators Sea Grill and Bar, Sebring. The meeting is open to the public. For details, call 386-4387. American Legion Placid Post 25Lake Placid has shuffleboard at 1 p.m. Lounge hours are 12-9 p.m. Legion and auxiliary boards meet at 6 p.m. General meeting at 7 p.m. For details, call 465-7940. American Legion Post 74 open noon to 8 p.m. Happy hour from 4-6 p.m. Call 4711448. AmVets Post 21 plays darts at 7:30 p.m. for members and guests. For details, call 3850234. Avon Park Lakes Association has shuffleboard at 1 p.m. and bingo at 7 p.m. The clubhouse is at 2714 Nautilus Drive in Avon Park. AvonPark Veterans Honor Guard meets first Monday at the American Legion Post 69, AvonPark. For details, call 382-0315. Boy Scout Troop 482 meets 7 p.m., 34 Central Ave., Lake Placid. Bridge Club of Sebring (American Contract Bridge Club)plays duplicate games at 12:30 p.m. at 347 Fernleaf Ave., Sebring. For details, call 385-8118. Corvette Cruisers meets at 6:30 p.m. first and third Monday at the Dairy Queen in front of The Home Depot, Sebring. For details, call Ed Robson at 6552092. Florida Association Home and Community Education meets from 9-11 a.m. weekly on Mondays at The Agri-Center. The group of sewers and crafters make items for residents of adult congregate living facilities. Call Penny Bucher at 385-0949. Grand Prix Cloggers EZ Intermediate and Intermediate Clogging class are held at 9 a.m. every Monday at Reflections on Silver Lake, Avon Park. Call Julie for further information at 386-0434. Harmony Hoedowners Square Dance Club meets from 7:30-9:30 p.m. the first and third Monday at Sebring Civic Center from December through April. There will be alternating mainstream and plus dancing with rounds. Casual dress or square dance attire is acceptable. For more information, call Sam Dunn at 382-6792 or e-mail him at samdunn@samdunn.net.Heartland Horses & Handicapped Inc. is offering pony rides every Monday and Wednesday from 4:30-6:30 p.m., weather permitting. $5 donation per child. Call 4520006 for more information. All proceeds raised support our free equine assisted riding program for adults and children with special needs, which resumes in September.Heartland Pops rehearses at 7 p.m. Mondays at Avon Park High School Band Room, 700 E. Main St., under the direction of Anthony Jones. Musicians of all ages are welcome. For information, call 3148877. Highlands County Concert Band rehearses 7-9 p.m. every Monday at Sebring High School band room. All musicians are welcome. Vic Anderson, musical director. Call Bill Varner at 386-0855. Highlands County Sewing Group meets from 1-3 p.m. at the Highlands County Agri-Civic Center in the 4-H laboratory, Sebring. For details, call 4026540. Highlands County Rotary Club meets at 6 p.m. at Charlies Restaurant, Commerce Street, Sebring. Highlands Stamp Club meets the first Monday. Talk and swap at St. Johns United Methodist Church, 3214 Grand Prix Drive. For details, call Bob Gleisner at 471-6526 or Budd Steinke at 382-9373. Insulin Pump Support Group meets from 3:30-5:30 p.m. first Monday at Conference Room 2, Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center, 4200 Sun N Lake Blvd., Sebring. For details, call 402-0177. Lake Placid Art League will have classes in Drawing and Painting, conducted by Anne Watson, from from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Cultural Center, 127 Dal Hall Blvd. From 1-4 p.m., Mary Gebhart will teach Fabric Painting at the center. For information call Dan Daszek at 465-7730. Lake Placid Democratic Club meets at 6 p.m. first Monday at Placid Lakes Town Hall, 2010 Placid Lakes Blvd. Call Bill Sayles at 699-6773 for details. Lake Placid Elks 2661 opens its lounge at 1 p.m. at the lodge. Ladies crafts at 2 p.m. Sign up for darts is at 6:30 p.m.Music from 5-8 p.m. It is open to members and their guests. For details, call 4652661. Lake Placid Library has storytime at 10 a.m. for ages 3-5 except during holidays. Lake Placid Moose plays cards at 2 p.m. Open to members and qualified guests only. Lodge closes at 6 p.m. Let It Begin With Me Alanon Group meets from 10:30 a.m. to noon every Monday at Heartland Christian Church, 2705 Alt. 27 South, Sebring. For details about Alanon, a self-help group for families and friends of alcoholics, call 385-5714. Loyal Order of Moose Highlands County Lodge No. 2494, 1318 W Bell St., Avon Park. Meetings held first and third Mondays at 8 p.m. Lodge phone number 452-0579. Narcotics Anonymous Never Alone Candlelight meets at 8 p.m. at 133 N. Butler Ave. in Avon Park, near the First Congregational Church. For information call Heartland area helpline (863) 683-0630. More information on other meetings and events at www.naflheartland.org. National Association for Advancement of Colored People, Highlands County Branchmeets 7:30 p.m., 401 Tulane, Avon Park. Patriots Chapter, Daughter of the American Revolution meets at 1:30 p.m. on the first Monday of each month September through May at the Church of the Redeemer Parish Hall on U.S. 27 directly across from Wells Motor Company, three-tenths of a mile north of the South Florida Community College stoplight. Call 4712096. Rotary Club of Highlands County meets at 6:15 p.m. at Beef O Bradys, Sebring. Sebring AARP meets 1:30 p.m., The Palms, Pine Street, Sebring. Sebring Historical Society open 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Located in back side of Sebring Public Library building on Lake Jackson. For information, call 471-2522. Sebring Optimist Club meets at 6:15 p.m. first and third Mondays at various locations. For details, call Gabriel Read, 453-2859 or Earle Luke at 381-3514. Sebring Women of the Moose has chapter meeting at 7 p.m. Monday at the lodge, 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. For details, call 382-8782. Sebring Eagles Club 4240 has a joint officers meeting on the first Monday of each month at the club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring. For details, call 6554007. Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 has the lounge open from 12-7 p.m. Smoke-free environment. For more details, call 471-3557. Sebring Moose Club 2259 serves beef franks and Italian sausages from 1 p.m. to closing at 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. The Women of the Moose meets at 7 p.m. the first Monday for chapter enrollment, refreshments and trivia pursuit. For details, call 655-3920. Take Off Pounds Sensibly FL632, Sebring meets at 3:30 p.m. at the fellowship hall at the First Baptist Church of Lake Josephine, Sebring. For details, call Judy OBoyle at 260-0831. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3880 euchre, 6:30 p.m., 1224 County Road 621 East, Lake Placid. For more details, call 699-5444.TUESDAY Al-Anon Family Groups meet for discussion and Twelve Step study at noon, Union Congregational Church, 105 N. Forest Ave., AvonPark. Parking available south of old church. American Legion Placid Post 25Lake Placid has shuffleboard and euchre, both at 1 p.m. Lounge hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. For details, call 4657940. American Legion Post 74 open noon to 8 p.m. Hot dogs served. Happy Hour 4-6 p.m. Call 471-1448. Avon Park Boy Scout Troop 156 meets from 7-8:30 p.m. in the Scout Lodge, 202 Robert Britt St., AvonPark. Boys ages 11-17 are eligible to join. For details, call 452-2385. Avon Park Library has storytime at 10 a.m. for ages 3-5 except during holidays. Avon Park Lions Club meets 6:45 p.m., dinner included, Lions Club, 1218 W. Bell St., Avon Park. Busy Bee Craft Club meets 9-11 a.m., Fairway Pines, Sun N Lakes Boulevard, Sebring. Everyone is welcome. For more details, call 382-8431. Celebrate Recovery meets every Tuesday night at The Rock, Union Congregational Church, 28 N. Butler Ave., Avon Park. Abarbecue meal is served at 6 p.m. for a donation. At 6:45 p.m., members meet. At 7:30 p.m., the group breaks up into small groups for men and women. The program is designed for drug and alcohol addiction, divorce, death or illness grief, low or lost selfesteem or identity due to dysfunctional relationships, depression/anxiety, or any other need for healing. For details, contact Celebrate Recovery coordinator Pam Sim by calling 453-3345, ext. 106. Fleet Reserve Association Board of Directors Heartland Branch No. 173 meets 7 p.m., Branch Hall, 1402 Roseland Ave., Sebring. Regular meeting, first Tuesday after board of directors meeting. Call 4716109 for details. Fletcher Music Club meets every Thursday and Tuesday at Fletcher Music Center in Lakeshore Mall, Sebring. For more details, call 385-3288. Florida Native Plant Society meets at 7 p.m. the first Tuesday in Conference Room 3 at the Highlands County Agri-Civic Center, 4509 George Blvd., Sebring. For details, call Roy Stewart at (863) 632-0914. Heartland Harmonizers Barbershop Chorus meets from 7-9:30 p.m. in the Sebring High School Music Room, Sebring. All men who enjoy singing are invited. Reading music is not required. Call 4712294 or 386-5098. Heartland Insulin Pump Support Group meets the first Tuesday of the month at 3 p.m. at the Highlands County Health Dept., 7205 S. George Blvd., Sebring. If you would like more information on insulin pumps or are a pump wearer and would like to share ideas and suggestions, please join us. For more information, contact Kathy McNeil at 414-6444. Heartland Symphony Orchestra rehearsals from 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesdays in the Green Room in the South Florida Community College auditorium building. Bring music and instruments. New members welcome. Call conductor Bryan Johnson at 800949-7248, ext. 7231. Highlands County Adoption Support Group meets from 7-8:30 p.m. first Tuesday at Quality Inn & Suites Conference Center, 6525 U.S. 27 North, Sebring. For more details, call 382-0352. Highlands County Lodge of the Order Sons and Daughters of Italy in America meets the first Tuesday of each month at Visions ADTin Sebring. The officers meet at 6 p.m. and the general meeting will follow at 7 p.m. For details, call Philomena Greco at 4020048. Highlands County Quilt Guild meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month at the Women's Club of Sebring, 4260 Lakeview Drive, across from Veterans' Beach, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For information, call 471-0694 or e-mailsbringquilter@embarqmail.com Highlands Tea Party has an educational and informational meeting at 6:30 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of each month at the Quality Inn, 6525 U.S. 27 in Sebring. Call 6990743 or e-mail thehighlandsteaparty@yahoo.com. Hope Hospice grief support group meets at 11 a.m. at 319 W. Center Ave., Sebring; and 4:30 p.m. at Southern Lifestyle ALF, across U.S. 27 from Florida Hospital Lake Placid. Call 382-0312. Italian-American Social Club of Highlands County meets the first Tuesday of each month at Visions ADT. Officers meet at 6:30 p.m.. with general meeting (men and women) at 7 p.m. For more information, call Jeanne at 382-1945. Lake Placid Art League has classes in Parchment Embossing from 8 a.m. to noon and 1-4 p.m. at the Cultural Center, 127 Dal Hall Blvd., taught by Maria Lorant. For information, call Dan Daszek at 465-7730. Lake Placid Elks 2661 opens its lounge at 1 p.m. at the lodge. Happy hour is from 2-5 p.m. Card games at 1:30 p.m. The lodge is open to members and their guests. For details, call 465-2661. Lake Placid Grief Support (Hope Hospice) meets at 4:30 p.m. every Tuesday at Southern Lifestyle, 1297 U.S. 27 North, Lake Placid, with Charlie Stroup. Refreshments served. Door prize given. Call 465-0568. Lake Placid Jaycees meets 7:30 p.m., first and third Tuesdays, Jaxsons. Board meetings at 6:30 p.m. on second Tuesday. For details, call Joe Collins, 655-5545. Lake Placid Toastmasters meet the first and third Tuesday at 6 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 101 S. Oak Ave. in Lake Placid. The web address is www.toastmasters.org. For information call Cathy Schreima at 382-3574 or Linda Udall at 386-6495. Lorida Community Club meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Lorida Community Center to plan events. Multiple Sclerosis Support Group, meets 7 p.m. second Tuesday at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Sebring, in the first floor doctors conference room. For more details, call 465-3138. Nar-Anon Support Group for family members or friends of someone with a drug problem or addiction. Nar-Anon helps attain serenity and a more normal life for those affected by the addictions of loved ones, regardless of whether or not he/she has stopped using. 6 p.m. every Tuesday at First Baptist Chuch of Lake Josephine, 111 Lake Josephine Drive, Sebring. Overeaters Anonymous meets from 9-10 a.m. every Tuesday at Avon Park Sevent hday Adventist Church, 1410 W Avon Blvd. No dues, fees or weigh-ins. Visit www.FloridaRidgeIntergroup.c o m. For details, call 382-7731. Visit www.oa.org for more info rmation on OA. Placid Lakes Bridge Club meets 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. every Tuesday and has blood pressure screening from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. first and third Tuesday at Placid Lakes Town Hall, 2010 Placid Lakes Blvd. For details, call 465-4888. Placid Lakes Home and Property Owners Associatio n Inc. has its board meetings at 7 p.m. first Tuesday at Placid Lakes Town Hall, 2010 Placid Lakes Blvd. Call 465-4888 for details. Annual meetings are in February. Quarterly meetings are in May, September and December. Rotary Club of Sebring (Noon) meets at noon at the Sebring Civic Center, near the library in downtown Sebring. For information, call 385-3829 or 471-9900. Scleroderma Support Group Meeting is the first Tuesday of each month from 1 2 pm. at the Sebring Library, 319 W. Center Ave., Sebring. Call 402-6716. Sebring Bridge Club will have Duplicate Bridge games every Tuesday evening. If inte rested in playing Duplicate Bridge, call 385-8118. Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 plays darts, beginning with sig n in at 6 p.m. Games start at 6:3 0 p.m. No experience necessary Cost is $2. Smoke-free enviro nment. For more details, call 471-3557. Sebring Lions Club meets at noon at Dots Restaurant, 950 Sebring Square. For infor mation call 382-2333. Sebring Moose Lodge 225 9 serves soft shell tacos 5-7 p.m and beef franks and Italian sausages from 1 p.m. to closing at 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. Euchre is played at 6:30 p.m. For details, call 655-3920. Sebring Recreation Club plays bridge at 12:30 p.m. and table tennis at 4 p.m. at 333 Pomegranate Ave., Sebring. For details, call 385-2966 or leave a name, number and message. SertomaClub meets at 7 a.m. at Dees Restaurant, Sebring. For details, call Scott Albritton at 402-1819. The Sons of AMVETS meets at 7 p.m. the first Tuesday of every month at the Post, 2029 U.S. 27 South, Sebring. Take Off Pounds Sensibly Chapter FL99 meets from 67 p.m. at the Atonement Luthera n Church, 1744 Lakeview Drive, Sebring. Take Off Pounds Sensibly Chapter FL618 has weigh in from 4-430 p.m. at Community Bible Church, 1400 CR-17AN ., AvonPark. Meeting is at 4:45 p.m. For details, call 452-1093 Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3880, plays darts 6:30 p.m., 1224 County Road 621 E., Lake Placid. The ladies au xiliary board meeting is at 10 a.m. For more details, call 699 5444. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4300 has a card tournament at 2 p.m. at the post, 2011 SE Lakeview Drive, Sebring. For details, call 3858902. Zonta Club of Highlands County meets second Tuesday. For more details, ca ll Rebekah Kogelschatz at 3149336. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, December 5, 2010Page 11B COMMUNITYCALENDAR 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

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Metro ServicesFew times of year can be a s joyous and stressful as the h oliday season. Though the j ovial atmosphere and i ncreased presence of family a nd friends are things to look f orward to each holiday seas on, the hectic schedules and f renetic pace of the holidays c an prove stressful as well. Juggling all the responsib ilities and commitments of t he holiday season can prove a nightmare. However, stayi ng organized during the holi day season can greatly r educe the stress of the seas on, and help you enjoy the s pirit of the season instead. Manage commitments w ith a calendar. Create a holi day calendar and keep it in a c onvenient place, be it of the r efrigerator door or even in y our purse or briefcase. List a ll seasonal commitments, i ncluding office parties, kids p ageants and even be sure to s chedule some downtime so y ou can recharge. Map out the menu. P lanning meals is harder than i t might seem. 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Inspirational Thoughtsby Patricia Valentine THIS SPACE AVAILABLECALL 385-6155, Ext. 502 Residential Commercial Mobile HomesSmall Enough to Know You Large Enough to Serve You500 South Lake Avenue 382-8300 453-3019 THIS SPACE AVAILABLECALL 385-6155, Ext. 502Isaiah 55:10-11says,For as the rain cometh down,and the snow from heaven,and returneth not thither,but watereth the earth,and maketh it bring forth and bud,that it may give seed to the sower,and bread to the eater;So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth:it shall not return unto me void,but it shall accomplish that which I please,and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.The word of God illustrated here as a rainfall,just as water nourish a plant,Gods word produces life in the heart of man.Gods word is nourishing and refreshing.Where are you today? Do you need God to speak to your storm? He has made His word known to us.And as the scripture says,it will not return back to Him voided,but it shall accomplish that which He please.Whatever your case may be,the answer can be founded in the word of God. The words of a dear friend or family can say one thing today,but something different on tomorrow.But the word of God never changes.What answers are you seeking today.I encourage you to go to the book with all the answers,the Bible.Be Blessed! Attend the Church of Your Choice! ROOFING SPECIALIST SERVING HIGHLANDS COUNTY SINCE 1989Shingles Flat Roofs Roof Repairs Mobile Home Roofovers -FULLYLICENSED & INSURED385-4690State Lic # RC 0066817 QUALITY WORK AT A REASONABLE PRICE FREEESTIMATES Family FeaturesMixing holidays and famil y produces some level of t ension for each of us. When y ou add caring for an aging p arent into the mix, those l evels can easily skyrocket. Paula Spencer, author, f amily life specialist, and s enior editor for Caring.com, a n online destination that s upports family caregivers, s ays that holidays actually p resent a great time for famil ies to productively discuss c ritical caregiving issues. A nd if youre the caregiver, i ts a good time to reevaluate y our parents or loved ones n eeds and share what it has m eant to be the caregiver. If you feel youre carryi ng too much of the burden, b ring it up with family memb ers, says Spencer. They m ay not realize the reality of w hat the care requires or how m uch youre doing. In a c alm, quiet moment, explain h ow you feel and what you s ee in a matter-of-fact, nonc onfrontational way. Spencer, who served as a c aregiver herself, offers these f our tips to help your family have meaningful and productive conversations that result in healthy support and positive actions: Use I statements. Avoid you statements that put others on the defensive, making them less likely to listen and more likely to attack. Shift the focus and put the emphasis on you: Im not sure Im being understood, or When this happens, I feel like . . Be specific. Think about specifics that really make things easier on you rather than just telling your sister that you need help caring for Mom. Ask for help with grocery shopping, or have a cousin take Mom to doctors appointments. You might learn that family members are relieved to learn about specific ways to participate in the caregiving. Focus on your loved one. Remember this is about providing the best support you can for your parent or relative. Its not about personal preferences or old family habits. If things get offtrack, ask, How is this helping Dad? Ask questions to gain understanding. Dont assume you know what your brothers comment meant. Ask questions, and you might find out something surprising that sheds a whole new light on the situation. Taking the time to lay out these communication ground rules with your family will help you navigate this stressful time with less tension and more positive interactions. Being a caregiver is a generous, loving, and difficult thing to do, and with todays resources you dont have to go it alone. I experienced just about everything thats on the Caring.com site: dealing with their illnesses, moving Dad, organizing advance directives, handling end-of-lifeplanning, finding hospice, coping with death and stress, says Spencer. Sites like Caring.com provide articles, resources, expert tips, and a community of caregivers who understand your challenges. Using these rich resources can help you with the many aspects of caregiving that arise all year round. Photo courtesy of caring.com Holidays can be a stressful time for caregivers, but they dont have to be. Holiday help for the caregiver Tips for communicating effectively with your family Reduce stress by staying organized this holiday season Metro Services While your schedule might not be as busy as Santas this holiday season, you should still use a calendar to keep track of all your commitments.

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DearAbby: We are a group of ladies in retirement in a smallish town. One member of our group has, over the last few years, started to put on a show and I mean that literally. Dottie writes revues and, of course, stars in them herself. While theres nothing wrong with a vanity production, this woman is making herself look foolish. She is not slender (no sin), but she is also not talented. Dotties friends feel she looks ridiculous singing and dancing, but no one has the nerve to tell her because she is vain and has a short temper. We cant tell our pudgy, gray-haired friend to get off the stage, so we thought you might be just the person to save our friends dignity. Can you help? In the Wings in Northern California DearIn the Wings: Your friend is living her dream of being in the footlights. It is not up to you or me to save her dignity by bursting her bubble. If you dont like her performance, no law says you or anyone else must attend her revues. And feeling as you ladies do, it might be kinder if you stayed away. DearAbby: My girlfriend, Kim, believes that saying Bless you after someone sneezes is a universal requirement. I think this is something out of the 15th century so I never say anything. Kim thinks Im rude. What say you, Abby? Already Blessed in Lake Forest, Calif. DearAlready Blessed: I say you and Kim are both right. The custom of saying Bless you or God bless you after someone sneezes did originate in the Middle Ages, when it was believed that when people sneezed, their souls left their bodies for an instant and saying God bless you would prevent the devil from snatching it. And Kim is correct that the polite thing to do is to say it. If you care about her feelings you will accommodate her not just because its good manners, but because you know itll make her happy. DearAbby: I have a 3year-old, muscular male American pit bull terrier. When I walk Petey, I am often asked by young and old alike if they can pet my dog because of his good looks. While Petey has nev er bitten anyone, I am not com fortable letting strangers pe t him. The breed can be aggressive. I always reply to these requests with a no and a thank you, after which I am invariably asked if my dog is mean. Now, if there is a possibility that a dog is mean, why would someone ask to pet him in the first place? Perhaps Im overly sensitive, but its an annoying rhetorical question. Is there a nicer way to answer ? ADutiful Pet Owne r, Glens Falls, N. Y. DearDutiful Pet Owner : An honest response would be that your dog isnt mean but you cant guarantee tha t he wont snap if someone h e doesnt know touches him. Another way to say it woul d be, My dog hasnt bitten anyone ... yet. 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. What teens need to know about sex, drugs, AIDS and getting along with peers and parents is in What Every Teen Should Know. To order, send a businesssized, self-addressed envelope, plus check or money order for $6 (U.S. funds) to: Dear Abby Teen Booklet, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447. (Postage is included in the price.) www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, December 5, 2010Page 13B 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 CDCHANGERSBy NORAPEARLSTONE ACROSS 1 Post-commencement fliers? 5 Skirmish 9 Polite address 13 Freedom of speech inhibitor 19 Snack with several eating options 20 Grimm bad guy 21 Adolescent woe 22 Shopping with a mouse, say 23 Athletes illegal plan? 26 Check up (on) 27 Put to work 28 Whom a physician should heal? 30 TV Batman Adam 31 Dost speak 32 Kenyan tribe 35 Businesses 37 Credits (to) 40 Its nearly bisected by the Missouri R. 41 Caesars 601 44 Inevitably short story of a track event? 47 Its not wall-to-wall 49 Hopping desert rodent 51 Cross-country need, perhaps 52 Put on the tube 54 Until now 55 Sign of a slip 57 SNL producer Michaels 59 Endure 60 Handful 61 Deceive 64 Winans of gospel 65 Asian celebration 66 Leave no room in 68 Derrires? 72 This, in Spain 75 Distress letters 77 Restaurateur Toots 78 Exams for sophs or jrs. 80 Warm lining 81 Influence 84 Publishing crime 86 Place 88 Milans __ alla Scala 89 Dept. in charge of rural development 90 Author Tarbell 93 Brain 94 Does without 96 Contented furnace part? 99 Dogpatchs Daisy __ 100 Childrens author Blyton 102 Cutting tool handy in tight crevices 103 Football play also called a sweep 105 __ man 106 Rumor starter? 111 General Mills brand 114 Do some home improvement 116 Film set at the Bates Motel 117 Island state 119 Pass receivers nightmare? 123 Delphic medium 124 Failed s gridiron org. 125 Go (toward) 126 What kings and courts do 127 Civic or rec follower 128 Allot, with out 129 Line on a horse 130 __ Death: Peer Gynt Suite No. 1 movement DOWN 1 Sets of regulations 2 Olfactory lure 3 Energized 4 Dirties 5 Stick-in-the-mud 6 Some NFL blockers 7 Gallery display 8 __ durn tootin! 9 20th-century Canadian composer Andr 10 __-deucy 11 Therapy subject 12 Seth of SNL 13 Dangerous links game? 14 365 das 15 Shines 16 Take a shine to 17 Spanish liqueur 18 Took off 24 Nobody at all 25 Steaming mad 29 Russian auto 32 Longtime Olivia Newton-John label 33 Rainbow paths 34 Tired partner? 36 Barely make, as a living 38 Bridge star Omar 39 Caught in a net 41 Where authors exhibit unedited work? 42 Overused word at the nursery 43 Disney president Robert 44 Designated area for Southern dialogue? 45 Tummy muscles 46 Costner links film 48 Classified charge 49 Bridges of Starman 50 ... __ saw Elba 53 Coral phenomena 56 Chariot ending 58 Earthy tone 62 One weber per square meter 63 Above 67 Reluctant 69 Charmed snakes? 70 Notes after mis 71 Mark of disgrace 73 Swan Lake outfit 74 Tram car fillers 76 Conceal 79 How AA members complete their program 81 News bit 82 City east of Tempe 83 City employee who helps with the dishes? 85 ChapStick, e.g. 87 A, to Faur 91 Changed the locks? 92 He was white and shaken, like __ martini: Wodehouse 95 Fillys father 97 Lager alternative 98 Barnyard brayer 101 Jerk 103 Right-on 104 Swedes neighbors 107 Victim of Hercules 108 Tan shades 109 Financially struggling, with in 110 Boxing ring borders 111 Prefix with -aholic 112 Wonderland tea party attendee 113 McGregor of Big Fish 115 Skillful 116 Some profs 118 Mer land 120 Discoverers shout 121 Miffed, with up 122 Tiny amount Solution on page 9B When our boys were little, they (like e very other child) counted on Christmas t o be a morning of surprises hopeful t hat some of their dreams might be fulf illed. The first year that we had enfolded o ur families through marriage, we l ooked forward to our first Christmas t ogether; and, the arrival of both sides o f our extended family. Opening their presents, the boys d elighted over new ice skates promising h ours of fun on the frozen pond just a s hort hike through the woods behind our p roperty. Other delights added to the e xpectancy of a day of great memories. Except for one thing. My sick husband seemed to be getting s icker. Day after day, Ken weakened; w hile each day he assured me he was f eeling a little better. My first real exper ience with how devastating asthma c ould be would change what wed c ounted on that Christmas. For example, we certainly hadnt counted on spending Christmas morning in the hospital with Ken under an oxygen tent and the children playing with their smallest of gifts in the waiting room. But, take a look back at how some unexpected, not counted upon experiences colored the very first Christmas in Israel not in shiny, festive decorations but in sobering firsts that would shake up the lives of many, especially a betrothed couple and some shepherds. In Luke 1 we read how Gabriel appears to the Virgin Mary and announces that God has chosen her to bear the Savior of the world. These events turned everything upside down and inside out in her world and that of her betrothed, Joseph.Mary had legitimate questions. But, the angel assured Mary in Luke 1: 37, For with God nothing will be impossible.To which she humbly replied verse 38), Behold, the maidservant of the Lord! Let it be to me according to your word. Mary could hardly have imagined she would be the virgin spoken of in Isaiah 7:14 where it says, Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and shall call His name Immanuel. And, as she counted on God to bring everything to pass, could she have imagined his birthplace being a stable and his bed a manger? The Lord taught me many things that first Christmas together.But, one lesson was to count on him the true gift of Christmas even when I might not be able to count on circumstances being as I imagined. You can count on Christmas when the Christ of Christmas is at the heart of it all. Selah Jan Merop of Sebring is a News-Sun correspondent and an award-winnin g writer. Counting on the true gift of Christmas Pause And Consider Jan Merop The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN Every so often, when Im f eeling in an especially misc hievous mood (as opposed t o my typically mischievous m ood), I award a RALPH R osemonds Awfully L udicrous Parenting Honor t o either a parenting pundit w ho has given exceedingly b ad parenting advice or a p arent who has done somet hing exceedingly foolish. In e ither case, to qualify one m ust have caught the attent ion of the media. My latest RALPH goes to S usan Reimer, a motherh ood columnist for the B altimore Sun. Reimers July 1 0 column is titled Paying f or good behavior is worth e very penny. In it, she advoc ates paying children for g ood behavior, chores, good g rades, practicing an instrum ent, attending supplement ary classes, going to museu ms and other educational a ctivities, and doing homew ork. She compares this dubious p ractice to employee incent ive programs, saying that if p arents want their kids to do t he right thing, there has to b e something in it for them b esides the greater good. With a couple of thousand keystrokes, Reimer makes mockery of teaching children to do the right thing simply because it is the right thing to do. That apparently outmoded concept is the basis of all moral and ethical behavior. It is significant to note that Reimer sees no tangible benefit of her largesse. She admits, for example, that paying her kids to do their homework and study for tests did not result in better grades. OK. So, whats the point? I think it is rather insensitive of Reimer to suggest, in economic hard times, that parents should dig down deep into pockets that are less than brimming in order to pay children for doing what she is obviously too lazy to get her kids to do through proper parenting. Thankfully, my RALPHs cost nothing. Therefore, she gets one. Next we have Susan Stiffleman, an online parenting pundit who calls herself a licensed family psychotherapist. In her Oct. 25 column, Ask AdviceMama, Stiffleman advises that a 2.5-year-old who still sleeps in his parentsbed should be allowed, for the time being, to stay there because another sibling is due imminently. This doesnt qualify for a RALPH, but it merits response. Stiffleman writes, The last thing you want is to fuel sibling rivalry by kicking him outof his parentsbed just when the baby arrives, without giving him time to comfortably transition to his own room. This just isnt the time, she says, to make this change a major one that will require persistence, consistency,and determination. Yes it is. Its the perfect time, in fact. Furthermore, making this transition doesnt require anything more than a little creativity. Simply tell the child that The Doctor (a sort of parenting Santa Claus that I invented a number of years ago) has said that when new babies come, children can no longer sleep in their parentsbed. Period. The Doctor has spoken. Referring the issue to a third party whose authority the child already recognizes virtually neutralizes resistance. The child wont like it, but when it is pointed out that we must do what The Doctor tells us to do he will accept it. In fact, Ive never, ever had parents tell me The Doctor didnt work in a situation of this sort. If the child cries, simply tell him that The Doctor said he might need to cry a little the first night or two. In all fairness, there was a time in my career when I would have advised exactly what Stiffleman advised. Then I stopped thinking like a psychologist and began channeling for a woman who raised her children 75 years ago. She wont tell me her name, so I just call her Grandma. Family psychologist John Rosemond answers questions at www.rosemond.com. RALPHs go to poor pundits, parents Living With Children John Rosemond Womans revues get bad reviews from her friends Dear Abby

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LIVING 14B PAGE News-Sun Sunday, December 5, 2010 H ILLUSTRATIONS BY CHRIS WARE/LEXINGTON HERALD-LEADER/MCTAs if the shopping, baking, wrapping and school party planning werent enough, its time for the holiday cards. And we do mean THE holiday cards. No ordinary card will do. Were talking persona lized photo cards with just the right happy photo and just the right endearing m essage. E xhausted yet? Yeah, us too. Yet, according to a recent Shutterfly survey, 85 p ercent of folks who either send or receive holiday cards expect to send the s ame number or more cards than last year. That magic number? According to t he folks at Tiny Prints, the average photo card customer orders 75 cards. B efore you get too overwhelmed, heres a quick guide to creating holiday p hoto cards that wow. Wendy Zang, McClatchy-Tribune Here are just a few of the places to find holiday photo cards: Tiny Prints: www.tinyprints.com Shutterfly: www.shutterfly.com Snapfish: www.snapfish.com Cardstore.com: www.cardstore.com Minted: www.minted.com Kodak Gallery: www.kodakgallery.com American Greetings PhotoWorks: www.photoworks.com Pear Tree: www.peartreegreetings.com Hallmark: www.hallmark.comThe folks from eHow.com offer the following tips for taking the perfect family photos this holiday season:BASIC PLANNING Be creative. Family holiday photos are a way to express your familys personality. Come up with a concept for your photo that demonstrates your familys personal style and energy. Pick the right clothes. Whether you want everyone to wear matching clothes or not, the clothes should complement each other and be in the same styles and/or shades. They also should fit your overall concept. CHOOSING YOUR BACKDROP The setting of your portrait is important. If you choose a busy background, it distracts the focus from your family, which should be the star of the photo. Stationary backgrounds such as evergreens or holiday decorations are good choices. Gather up everyone and head outside with your camera. The best lighting for photos is natural light. If you decide to go outside, you may have to wait for a warm day so that your family is not too cold. PREPARING FOR THE PHOTO SHOOT Know your camera. Read your instruction manual thoroughly because there may be inventive and creative tricks and settings that can enhance your family photo. Take test shots (without the family) of the location where you are going to shoot the photos. This gives you the time to determine the best lighting and angles so your shoot runs smoothly. Try different angles and think about how you will arrange the family artistically. ORGANIZING THE FAMILY Stay positive. Taking a family portrait can be a challenge, so it is up to the photographer to keep everyone focused and happy. Try to schedule the session for a time when everyone will be in a good mood. For example, dont take the photos when children should be taking their nap. Arrange your family in an appropriate pose. If you have a large family, place taller members in back and have shorter members kneel or sit in front of them. You could also have a family member sit in a chair and have other family members surround him or her. BEST PHOTO POSSIBLE Take at least three shots of the same pose; this gives you plenty to choose from. Someone blinking, looking away or not smiling is almost inevitable, so if you take multiple shots, you will have at least one acceptable photo. Invest in photo editing software that allows you to get creative. Software enables you to fix lighting problems, turn images black and white or blur the background. Here are some additional card ideas from Snapfish: Just had a baby?Turn your holiday card into a birth announcement. A twofer! Highlight your travels.Take a monumental trip in 2010? Use your trip photos for your holiday cards. Artistic license.Skip the family portrait and opt for an original piece of artwork from your kids instead. Vintage, vintage, vintage! Pull out an old family photo from the archives (think Mom and Dad in the s), and create a memorable card. Here are some tips to help you on your creation odyssey: Start with the photo(s),suggests Pretzer of Snapfish. The photos set the tone for the card. Youd pick a different card for a photo of kids making funny faces than you would for a lovey-dovey shot of you and your beau staring into each others eyes. Pick your favorite or favorites and go from there. Think about tone.Do you want a traditional card or something funny? Do you want to highlight the whole family or just the kids? Are you looking to tell a story about your year or send a simple message? Browse and browse some more.There are thousands out there hopefully your search helped narrow it down. Some sites allow you to mark your favorites, so its easier to compare later. If not, bookmark them with your Web browser. Narrow your search. Utilizing the search functions on your card companys site can make the process a lot less overwhelming, says Ching of Tiny Prints. Most sites will let you filter by things like number of photos, color, fold, theme (whimsical, religious, etc.) and price. Pick your card and upload your photos.The mechanics of the upload is different for each company, but all offer some pretty easy-to-follow instructions. Customize your message.Depending on the card design, there may be lots of options on what to say. Share the sentiment that makes the most sense for you, Pretzer says. Make it personal.Add a few extra touches that make your card truly yours whether its a little photo of your cat on the back of the card or a little message about where youve been this year. Heres whats hot this year: Photos x10:Cards used to feature only one photo, but new designs this year showcase as many as 12 images. Other designs include images inside a card, or on the back. In a big family its nice to highlight each kid, says Lori Pretzer, of the Snapfish marketing team. Photo stories:People are using all those new multi-photo layouts to create photo stories images and captions to replace traditional holiday newsletters. Hot hues: The big color trends for this year are black and white, teal or turquoise, and brighter tones of red. Hip to be square (or round, or ornamental):Shapes are a big deal this year. Cards themselves are available in shapes other than rectangular. (Tiny Prints is even offering an ornament card complete with hanging ribbon.) Photo frames on the card also are featuring new whimsical shapes. Happy, happy, joy, joy:The vibe for this years cards is joy! People are looking for celebratory messages, says Laura Ching, co-founder of Tiny Prints. Think messages like Happy Everything! or Merry and Bright! Fold, fold, fold:Forget flat cards or folded cards. This years designs feature tri-folds, accordion folds, mini-books, pop-ups and even cards that fold in to create their own envelopes. Personalization:People are exercising their creative muscles. Every-thing about cards this year is personalized: colors palettes, typography, messages and more. Here are a few more things to know when ordering your cards: Some companies, including Tiny Prints, offer mailing options where they will mail the cards out for you. You just upload your address book. The service from Tiny Prints is free of charge; you only pay for the stamps. Many companies are now offering preprinted envelopes with return addresses on them and/or address labels that coordinate with your holiday card. Photo cards can be expensive, but they dont have to be. Pay attention to price when browsing cards and look for special budget cards. Also be sure to search the Web for coupons. There are many offers for discounts, including free shipping, available. Its (almost) never too late. Most companies can rush an order to you (at a charge) in just a couple of days. Snapfish also offers an option to pick up your cards at a local retail outlet, and can have them there in just one day.TINYPRINTS TINYPRINTS SNAPFISH