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Title: The news-sun
Uniform Title: News-sun (Sebring, Fla.)
Alternate title: Sunday news-sun
News sun
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Language: English
Publisher: Sebring News-Sun, Inc.
Place of Publication: Sebring Fla
Publication Date: 12-08-2010
Frequency: triweekly (wednesday, friday, and sunday)[1996-<1997>]
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Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 62, no. 21 (Nov. 9, 1988)-
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By SAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comSEBRING The Guardian ad Litem program has begun its annual toy drive. Guardian volunteers and workers are currently collecting toys, books, games and all other gifts to give out to children during the holidays. The Guardian program represents children that have been removed from parents or homes due to abuse, neglect and abandonment Juanita Masters is a staff member and advocate with Guardian ad Litem and is busy helping out with the toy drive this year. The first batch of toys that have been collected will be going out with volunteers for delivery on Thursday, but Masters wants the community to know that so much more can be given. "Alot of these children are with caregivers. We try to place them with other family members once they are removed from a home, but that isn't always possible," said Masters. The toy drive is dedicated to bringing a little bit of normalcy to these children's lives and giving them a real Christmas. "We try to provide something for them to have to open up on Christmas morning. So many of these caregivers are on limited incomes and aren't able to give kids presents, so we do it for them ," Masters explained. The program does not reveal to t he children who has given them the se gifts, instead giving the credit to t he caregivers and family members th at these children are living with. Guardian ad Litem works throug h the Children's Advocacy Cent er office in Sebring. The volunteers a re busy collecting and delivering to ys and gifts to the children througho ut the next two weeks. "Most of our toys are donated fro m Streaks hold on for winPAGE1BSome sweet holiday treatsPAGE12BLP Rotary's Wild Game Dinner draws crowdPAGE3ANEWS-SUN Highlands County's Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 Wednesday-Thursday, December 8-9, 2010www.newssun.comVolume 91/Number 148 | 50 cents www.newssun .com 079099401001 HighLow 61 28Complete Forecast PAGE 12A Mostly sunny and still cold Forecast Question: Do you hang Christmas lights outside your house? Next question: Will rising gas prices affect your holiday travel plans this year? www.newssun .com Make your voice heard at Online Obituaries Florence Garrett Age 89, of Sebring Robert Grady Age 51, of Sebring Allan Higgins Age 79, of Lorida Grace Rutt Age 104, of Avon Park Forest Townsend Age 78, of Sebring Obituaries, Page 5A Phone ... 385-6155Fax ... 385-2453Online: www.newssun.com Yes 57.8% No 42.2% Total votes: 90 Celebrations7B Classifieds9A Clubs & Organizations9B Community Briefs5A Community Calendar5B Crossword Puzzle11B Dear Abby11B Editorial & Opinion4A Friends & Neighbors8B Lottery Numbers2A Movie Times11B NASCAR This Week3B Sports On TV2B Index Guardian ad Litem program's toy drive under way By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comWESTPALM BEACH Six Lake Placid residen ts were sentenced last week f or their part in an internation al cocaine trafficking scheme. Wifredo A. Ferrer, U. S. Attorney for the Southe rn District of Florid a, announced Monday th at Edgar Orosco, 24; Armand o Resendiz, 28; Gerard o Martinez, 23; Alejand ro Becerra, 23; Sulema Salced o Chavez, 21; and Vict or Olvera, 27, were all se ntenced for their role in t he conspiracy. According to Ferrer, t he coordinated takedown w as part of the Department of Justice's Southwest Bord er Strategy, announced in March 2009, which used fe deral prosecutor-led ta sk forces that brought togeth er federal, state and local la w enforcement to identify, di srupt and dismantle t he Mexican drug cartels. Ringleader Joseli Davil a, 36, of Boynton Beach, pl ed guily in August to the tra fficking charges, and alon g with him, 25 others fro m around South Florida we re indicted and charged with t he trafficking, including the fi ve from Lake Placid. The Highland Coun ty Sheriff's Department partic ipated in the operation, ca p6 from LP sentenced in drug ring case News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Many locals have covered plants in preparation for record low temperatures this week. Covering the entire plant, from roots to leaves, is the best way to help them make it through a freeze. News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY Mike McCracken, of McCracken Farms, spent most of Monday covering his tomato crop in preparation for the cold front coming through this week. News-Sun photo by BETH BALDRIDG E Bubble Gum Bart, played by Kevin Leicht, takes his turn at the mike Monday night during Christmas on Main Street. By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comAVON PARK If you want a visit by Santa, you need to work on being nice, and students from around the county put their best foot forward Monday night during Christmas on Main Street. "This is always a good time for family, and a great time for the kids to show their talent," said David Greenslade, executive director for the Avon Park Chamber of Commerce and organizer for the event. Emcee David Flowers introduced each group, and entertained between set-ups by singing and telling jokes. The crowd was entertained by performances from the Park Elementary Chorus, the Avon Elementary Avonaires, Avon Park middle and High Schools as well as the Avon Park Marching Band and a group from the First Baptist Church. Hot cocoa and hot dogs keep the crowd moving as the temperature dropped throughout the event, but it was Avon Park Memorial Elementary's rendition of Christmas at the O.K. Corral kept the crowd smiling. During the skit, Bubble Gum Bart, who is very annoyed by all the noise and happiness, tries to stop the celebration by threatening to cover the whole town in bubble gum. Frightened and desperate, the townspeople telegraph Santa Claus for help, so he sends The Candy Cane Kid to the rescue. Sydney Martin sang a solo during the presentation and Kevin Leicht wore the black hat as Bubble Gum Bart. "I would like to extend thanks to all the kids who braved the cold and put on a great performance for the community. And I would like to extend a special thanks to David Flowers for his work. Everyone appreciates their efforts," Greenslade said. AP celebrates Christmas on Main Street Crowd braves chill for music See GUARDIAN, page 8A See SIX, page 3A By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comSEBRING Winter is still officially 13 days away, but forget about an Indian summer. Arush of cold, dry air affecting the entire eastern seaboard has dropped area temperatures into the chattering teeth, chapped hands, below freezing range, leaving sensitive plant material, including some farm crops, at risk. Mike McCracken, who operates McCracken Farms with his parents, was busy Monday, turning his racks of hydroponic tomatoes into rectangular circus tents as he clamped covers onto the framework. "The tomato crop is just coming in," he said. "This is a nightmare for most farmers, and it's just the start of it." McCracken did have advice for home gardeners. He isn't worried about citrus trees. In fact, he doubted that grove owners would run water to protect them. But, tropical fruits like mangos and papaya are in danger, as are many exotic flowers and shrubs, and some vegetables, like tomatoes, squash and peppers. Small plants and flowers such as orchids should be moved inside. Bundling up against the chill Covering plants offers best level of protection News-SunSEBRING With temperatures plummeting, the county opened the Bert J. Harris Jr. Agriculture Center as a shelter Monday and Tuesday. According to Erin Gercken, with the emergency management office, only one individual took advantage of the Local shelters don't see many takers See PLANTS, page 8A See SHELTERS, page 8A Follow the News-Sun on www.facebook.com/newssun

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By SAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comSEBRING Six high school students spent their Saturday in an unconventional fashion this past weekend. The licensed drivers spent eight hours learning all about the difficulties of the driving world and how to become better, more safer drivers. The Teen Driver Challenge was a debut program sponsored by the Highlands County Sheriff's Office. The idea behind the challenge was to teach the young drivers that having a license does not necessarily mean that they are completely ready for the road. Highlands County is one of 32 sheriff's departments that have implemented this challenge. Training coordinator and sheriff officer Joe Noto headed the challenge with the help of several other deputies and officers. Throughout the day, the members of the training challenge demonstrated multiple driving situations and tests that the students then had to re-enact and perform. Figure eights, braking demonstrations, and even a texting challenge were performed under careful supervision at the Sheriff's Office driving course just east of the Sebring International Raceway. The six students found the challenges to be difficult as they cornered to close to those bright orange cones, many crushed multiple times. The students were told to perform figure eights while "talking" on the cell phone, which of course led to many cones being run over and "accidents." Page 2ANews-SunWednesday, December 8, 2010www.newssun.com Published every Sunday, Wednesday & Friday at 2227 U.S. 27 South € Sebring, Florida 33870 A Harbor Point Media Company OFFICE: 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL 33870 OFFICE HOURS: 8 a.m.-5 p.m, Monday-Friday PHONE: 863-385-6155 MAIN FAX NUMBER: 863-385-1954 NEWSROOM FAX NUMBER: 863-385-2453 POSTMASTER: Send address change to: News-Sun, 2227 U.S. 27 S., Sebring, FL 33870 USPS … ISSN 0163-3988 Periodical postage paid at Sebring, FL and additional entry office(s)CIRCULATION SUNDAY, WEDNESDAY AND FRIDAY EDITIONS: If you do not receive your home delivered newspaper by 6 a.m., please phone the circulation department before 10 a.m. on Wednesday and Friday publication days, and before 11 a.m. on Sunday publication days and a replacement copy will be delivered to you. Subscribers who notify us after the times mentioned will receive credit to their account. 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PB: Power Ball PP: Power Pla y Lottery Center By SAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comSEBRING The Highlands C ounty YMCAhas recently been a pproved by Pepsi for a potential g rant. The idea was thought up by Y MCAprogram director Dave S check and Jonathan Joles. The grant idea is to build a climbi ng wall at the Family YMCA. S check and Joles both believe the w all would help fight childhood o besity in the community. The p otential grant will award $5,000 to t he YMCAand allow the wall to be c onstructed at the facility. "It has taken us eight months to g et our idea of building a wall against childhood obesity in the running for a grant for $5,000," Scheck said. The idea for the Pepsi grant is not just to have the wall there, but Scheck plans to utilize it for many purposes. "The climbing wall will benefit the community by programs such as Summer Camp and Fun Fit Fridays to give children a positive, fun way to exercise and stay healthy," Scheck said. Scheck and Joles said the climbing wall is one of hundreds of grant ideas that must be voted on in order to be awarded the grant. The competition includes ideas from all over the world and throughout the month of December, people must vote to get their idea to the top position. The climbing wall is in the health category along with 150 other nonprofit health ideas throughout the world. Scheck is avid about getting the climbing wall to the top of the list and into the Highlands County facility. "Anyone can vote, people in Highlands County and people all over the world. You can text in your votes or go online," Scheck said. In order to be awarded the grant money, Scheck and Joles idea has to be in the top 10 when the voting closes at the end of December. The idea had jumped on the list from 113th on Monday evening to No. 40 on Tuesday morning. Scheck sees this as a good sign. "We are doing pretty good. We moved way up the list and we hope to get all the way to the top," he said. To participate in the race for the grant, voters should follow this easy process: 1. Go to refresheverything.com 2. Click sign in on the bottom left hand side of the screen 3. Enter e-mail address 4.Choose "No I'm New Here" 5.Complete sign up page 6.Choose health tab on top of page 7.Click $5,000 bar 8.Look for Building a wa ll against childhood obesity" and vo te for that idea Voting can be done twice a da y, according to Scheck once onli ne at the Web address and once on t he Facebook page. Scheck is hoping for the conti nued support of the grant propos al idea throughout the month an d encourages everyone to vote. "It will truly benefit the kids an d the community here, so we ho pe that we can get as much support as possible," Scheck said. YMCA needs votes to get grant for climbing wall Teens get tested on the road at HCSO's Driver Challenge News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Lake Placid High School student Phillip Clonninger practices a figure-eight maneuver Saturday during a teen driving course. News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS The Highlands County Sheriff's Office sponsored a Teen Driver Challenge course Saturday in Sebring. Special to the News-SunSEBRING Historic Downtown Sebring's m onthly Gallery Walk will be held from 5-8 p .m. Friday and walkers can enjoy the the h oliday lights, as well as the warm hospitalit y offered by the Downtown Sebring merc hants. In addition to the festive lights illuminating t he Circle, walkers can enjoy holiday music b y the Unity Carolers; extended store hours in t he boutiques, shops and galleries; and street a rtists offering jewelry, mixed media, photogr aphy, holiday decor and more. Shoppers can help support the local econom y and locally owned business while saving m oney by using a free Buy Downtown Sebring card (details at www.BuyDowntownSebring.com). Participating Gallery Walk merchants include: Le Attique, Front Porch Dogs, Brenner Pottery & Gallery, Wild Artist Jewelry, Janet King Studio, Linda's Books, Children's Museum of the Highlands, Happy Owl, Steve and Company, Circle Salon, Captain Ron's Mercantile, Highlands Art League, Frames & Images, Sebring Antiques, Carrillo's Closet, Liz & Co, Kathy's Consignment, NPH HOBBIES, Etcetera, The Pier Group and Net Patrol. For more information about Gallery Walk, visit www.GalleryWalkSebring.com. Gallery Walk celebrates holidays See DRIVER, page 8A Special to the News-SunLAKE PLACID The annual Lake Placid Christmas Parade will start at 7 p.m. Saturday from Main Street and Dal Hall Boulevard. Parade staging will be on Dal Hall Boulevard starting at 3 p.m. Road closures at both ends of Dal Hall and some adjacent roads can be expected at that time. The parade will proceed south in the east lanes of Main Street and will turn east on Interlake Boulevard, then north on Eucalyptus Street. Police are asking that floats do not stop on Eucalyptus Street to disband as it causes the parade to back up. Roads will be closed for the actual parade starting at 5:30 p.m. Heartland Boulevard is a viable bypass around the event. New parking restrictions for the Christmas parade will be in effect from 4-9 p.m. There will be no parking after 4 p.m. on the north side of Interlake Boulevard from Brantley Properties (417 E. Interlake Blvd.) to Main Avenue. Parking o n the south side will be allowed wherever restri ctive signs are not posted. Chief Phil William s advised it is Christmas an d the police do not want to ruin anyone's Christm as spirit, however, parkin g restrictions will be enforc ed strictly by ticketing an d towing of illegally park ed vehicles. Businesses will not be allowed to restrict parkin g during the day by roping o ff areas. "No Parking" sig ns may be obtained from t he police department whi ch will restrict parking after 4 p.m. These signs must be posted at 7 a.m. on para de day and will be enforced b y police. Handicapped parkin g will be located and mark ed at the Highlands Coun ty Health Department on Ma in Street. Further information c an be obtained from the poli ce department Web site at www.lppd.com. Lake Placid Christmas Parade set for Saturday www.newssun .comThe Police Blotter can be found online at By BILLKACZOR Associated PressTALLAHASSEE A l egislative economist told t he Senate Budget C ommittee on Tuesday t hat she expects a predicte d $2.5 billion budget gap t o widen because the s tate's economic recovery h as been slower than forec ast. The panel's chairman, m eanwhile, hinted that G ov.-elect Rick Scott's c ampaign promises for d eep spending and tax cuts m ay run into trouble in the L egislature. State economists in S eptember estimated the $ 2.5 billion difference b etween anticipated reve nues and expenses rangi ng from high priority to c ritical for the 2011-12 b udget year that begins J uly 1. Amy Baker, coordinator o f the Legislature's Office o f Economic and D emographic Research, t old the committee that all t he numbers haven't yet b een crunched, but it looks l ike general revenue will b e lower and costs higher t han in the prior forecast. "It sounds like it's all b ad, but the truth of the m atter is we are starting to s how improvement" in the e conomy, Baker said. "It's j ust not as strong as we'd h oped it would be at this p oint." Committee Chairman J D Alexander, R-Lake W ales, said it's too early to t ell whether lawmakers w ill be able to cut spendi ng by $4 billion or reduce p roperty and corporate i ncome taxes as Scott, also a Republican, proposed d uring his campaign. Budget outlook getting gloomier

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JX059 CX135 JX081CX004 CX139 JX079 TX131 NO DEALER FEES NEW2010TOURINGPLUS Retail................. $37,270 Rebate................ -$2,000 Van Bonus............. -$750 Wells Bonus........ -$2,000 Tampa Auto Show........ -$500 Chrysler Group or Van Owner Bonus.... -$2,000 $30,020* CX100 NEW2010GRANDCARAVANSE Retail................. $26,680 Rebate................ -$1,750 Van Bonus............. -$750 Wells Bonus........ -$1,750 Tampa Auto Show........ -$500 Chrysler Group or Van Owner Bonus.... -$1,000 $20,930* TX129 By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comLAKE PLACID The L ake Placid Noon rotary h osted over 600 seeking e xotic tastes and a live band a t their sixth annual Wild G ame Dinner Saturday night. Those in attendance were t reated to live music perf ormed by local band R ansom and were able to t aste samples of frog legs, f ried gator tail, swamp cabb age and gator ribs along w ith other traditional fare. One of the favorite foods a t the event was the "snake c ake," which was named for i ts shape, not its ingredients. Door prizes, drawings and r affles were also held t hroughout the three-hour p rogram that lasted well past t he 9 p.m. deadline. The event was held off of C ounty Road 29 in a pasture which held the 20 plus tents and a stage under crisp Florida skies, but it was not a sit-down affair. "This is great fun. This is our first year. The food is great, the atmosphere is wonderful and the band rocks," Donna Jensol said as she traversed from tent to tent to try the wares. Along with Ransom, and the food, the crowd was entertained by both a silent and a live auction, which featured wares like paintings from legacy Highwayman artist Daniel Butler. Butler, born in Okeechobee, is known for his oil paintings of wildlife, especially fowl, and is known as the "duck painter." Each attendee of the dinner received a commemorative Tshirt, and complementary food and drinks for their $75 ticket, but the price was well worth the atmosphere. "It goes for a good cause. You would have spent about this much on dinner and a movie, or twice that if you had drinks and dancing afterwards, but what theater serves frog legs?" Jensol asked as she nibbled on the snake cake. Proceeds go towards the Rotary's scholarship program. Over the past six years, the event has raised more than $175,000 for educational and charitable projects both locally and internationally, according to www.lpnr.com, and committee member Jim Carroll said that the event was a success this year as well. "Well, the numbers are tallied yet, but we are estimating over $20,000 this year for scholarships and programs," he said. "I am personally excited to be a part of an organization that supports the community to this extent," Carroll said. Oh, and Carroll said his favorite food was also the frog legs. LP Noon Rotary hosts wild' dinner party News-Sun photo by BETH BALDRIDGE Not so exotic for some, but catfish was still a favorite during the Lake Placid Noon Rotary's Wild Game Dinner on Saturday. turing and confining the five during the investigation. To date, 20 defendants have pled guilty to various narcotics trafficking offenses. This case is the result of a DEA-led multi-agency operation targeting a cocaine trafficking ring responsible for importing cocaine from Juarez, Mexico to the U.S. through El Paso, Texas and into South Florida. After the cocaine arrived in South Florida, the defendants were charged with distributing the cocaine throughout South and Central Florida. Agents with the Drug Enforcement Agency also announced that they have seized 25 kilograms of cocaine, more than $1.5 million in cash and jewelry, and several luxury vehicles from the region in connection with the investigation. According to information developed during the investigation, the drug trafficking group operat ed from Broward, Pal m Beach, and Highlan ds Counties in the Southe rn District of Florida, an d Hendry County in t he Middle District of Florida Orosco was se ntenced to 168 months in prison and five years of supervised release. Resendiz was se ntenced to 120 months in prison and five years of supervised release. Martinez was se ntenced to 18 months in prison; 3 years of supe rvised release. Chavez was se ntenced to time served an d four years of supervis ed release. Becerra was se ntenced to 70 months in prison and four years of supervised release. Olvera was sentenc ed to 37 months in prison an d four years of supervis ed release. Ferrer commended t he investigative efforts of t he Highlands County Sheriff 's Office for their particip ation in the operation. Continued from page 1A Six locals sentenced for drug ring connection Follow the News-Sun online on www.twitter.com/thenewssun This is great fun. This is our first year. The food is great, the atmosphere is wonderful and the band rocks.'DONNAJENSOL diner Seventh annual Wild Game Dinner feeds crowd, raises money

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There have been comp laints about the cost of h ooking up, and what are s een as exorbitant water r ates, especially from busin esses struggling in the econo my. The situation, however, i sn't as simple as a council t rying to manipulate numb ers. In fact, Freeman has o nly recieved three raises in n ine years and not this y ear in an effort to keep c osts down. The key point, both Lake P lacid Councilman Steve B astardi and Freeman say, is t hat water systems are f inanced by the rate payers; n o tax dollars are used e xcept for an occasional g rant toward capital improvem ents. The system is not designed t o earn money for a town i t is meant to sustain itself a nd create a reserve fund. T hat fund provides the rainy d ay capital for emergencies, s uch as a pump going down, o r a lift station failure. We need to remember mira cles don't make water flow a nd sewage disappear. Like t he T-bone steak in its plastic w rap, there is more to a gall on of water than most people t hink about. For example, utility direct ors are required to provide m onthly reports based on data collected daily, tests which can run into thousands of dollars a month. Then there are the chemicals to be bought, pipes and equipment to maintain and replace routinely, and providing an attractive salary to draw the trained and certified experts needed to keep the system healthy and on line. Rate structures have to take all of these realities into account. Then there are additional costs. In Lake Placid, the town had to put its sewer system on a moratorium a few years ago because it was operating at 95 percent of capacity. That meant no new hook ups were possible. The town council made the difficult decision to invest in a new state-of-the-art water treatment plant and put in new sewer lines. At the same time, Highlands Utilities, a small private provider of sewer services, was at 100 percent capacity with an outdated rate structure that no longer covered costs. The low rates were one of the reasons the utility's infrastructure began to fail. Buying Highlands Utilities, and planning on buying other systems, is looking to the future, Bastardi said. It is all about economies of scale the more rate payers in the equation, the lower the rate can be. Federal and state governments add to the dilemma. Concerned about future water resources, water and sewer providers are charged with using a punitive rate scale so the more water a rate payer uses, the higher a rate the payer will be charged. While a burden for highwater-use businesses, the goal is to create water-conserving policies. For example, there are water reuse systems for car washes that can pay for themselves over time by significantly reducing water use. We know the pain of down-sized budgets, and living week to week. We know the tension of keeping a business up and running in these difficult days. We would love the old days to return in 1997 water cost 55 cents a gallon but they won't, anymore than the price of gasoline will go below a dollar. Instead, we have to face the realities of today that neglect in the past, growing populations increasing demand, and the expense of cleaning affluent all combine for a serious price tag. Even so, the council has called for a new rate study, in the hope of an adjustment. Freeman warns that probably won't happen. Before any final decision, however, there will be a Rural Water presentation to the council on Jan. 25, followed by two public meetings and council discussions. It is a cold and comfortless situation, with no happy solutions. Our sympathy to the council members who have to do something. No way will they please everyone this time. If you are looking for a silver lining to this cloud, be glad you didn't run for office and have to make these decisions. Page 4ANews-SunWednesday, December 8, 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 Keeping up with the flow L ake Placid's town council and its utilities director Gary Freeman are between a rock and a hard place. T he issue is water and sewer rates, as w ell as hooking buildings into the new s ewer system built within town limits. School's winter concert is Thursday E ditor: Cracker Trail Elementary S chool Winter Concert is g oing to be on Thursday, D ec. 9. There will be two m orning concerts for the s chool assembly at 8:30 and 9 :15 a.m. and one night conc ert for parents and commun ity at 7 p.m. featuring the Mustang Chorus," which c onsists of fourthand fifthg rade students and the "Fifth G rade Handbell Choir." Come and celebrate with u s this special time of the y ear. Esther Rodriguez Lake PlacidChild's unheard cries E ditor: I am writing this on behalf o f all the innocent members o f our society. For they are i ncapable of speaking for t hemselves. I feel that our current judic ial system has ultimately f ailed to protect the lives of o ur children. It seems that o ur small, helpless victims m ust succumb to undue m easures of abuse or their u ntimely demise through no fault of their own. I feel that we, as a society of well educated and of prominent status have greatly failed to our duties as unbiased citizens to protect the individuals that we, as a society, vowed to do. I do not understand, nor do I comprehend "why" an innocent life must be tortured or found deceased before the judicial system will put forth any legal actions against the perpetrator. I have recently witnessed in a courtroom setting, with the proof of burden at hand, as in medical reports and law enforcement findings and heard the perpetrator confessing to allegation as being true, but this individual was still allowed to walk free and the judge granted unsupervised visitation including spending entire weekends with the alleged perpetrator. Please, let us as a whole unit of a concerned society come together to create a much more effective means of better care and justice to help by prevention and in reducing the number of loss our most cherished loved ones. I ask these things on behalf of all the precious children lives that have already sacrificed their young lives and also for the ones that have been and/or are still being subjected to unfair cruelty and abuse. These victims place their lives and trust in our governed settings and they deserve so much more than that of our current laws. They are our future and they depend on us to help them to grow into happy, law abiding and productive adults in society. Please hear their cries and their prayers. Please make positive changes to better adjust the current laws and procedures. Please answer their prayers and give them a safer place to grow. Susan Croy SebringHeartland Prowl enjoy debut gameEditor: We, the Heartland Prowl Basketball Team and Staff, want to say thank you to Highlands County. Our debut game, Dec. 4, at South Florida Community College was a complete success: from the sold-out crowd to our nail-biting win over the Florida Makos. Thank you for coming out to support us. We look forward to a successful season here in the Heartland. Heartland Prowl Basketball Team and Staff Highlands CountyLocal group keeps Wall visit pleasantEditor: "The Wall That Heals" has been an important story in the Sebring area. The Wall serves as a place of special healing to all of us that understand the history of The Vietnam Era and how the returning vets were treated. Tremendous efforts were focused on the escort and the security of the wall, both done by The United States Military Veterans Motorcycle Club, Sebring Highlanders Chapter. Kudos to these proud members of this local chapter. Welcome home. Ronald "Hocky" Hochhauser President USMVM/C Sebring Highlanders Chapter Bouquets Nine months after nearly 400,000 service members and over 150,000 spouses of active and reserve component service members were surveyed by the Pentagon for their views on a potential repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," the results are in. In what's been called "one of the largest surveys in the history of the U.S. military," more than 70 percent of the 115,052 service members who completed the survey said the impact of repealing the policy that bans openly gay men and lesbians from serving in the armed forces would be positive, mixed or nonexistent. Of course, such decisive findings will likely mean nothing to those opposed to lifting the ban, including obstructionist-in-chief John McCain, who is now serving out his twilight years as the nation's elder, bitter, not quite statesman. To be fair, while McCain says the policy "is working," he really doesn't understand how the policy works or his past positions on the issue. See, ever since the Arizona Senator lost the presidential race to Barack Obama, he's been merely a shell of what he once was. Remember McCain the media's "maverick?" He died during the 2008 Republican primaries as the former Vietnam prisoner of war became captive to the fringe within his own party to secure its nomination. Gone are the days when McCain would occasionally cross party lines to work with Democrats on widely popular issues like campaign finance reform. That guy was buried for good during his contentious primary campaign for reelection this year when he was forced even further to the right by his tea party rival and ultimately disavowed his work on issues like comprehensive immigration reform. In June of 2009, McCain seemed open to the idea of repeal when and if military leaders said it was time a position he'd long articulated. He said, "My opinion is shaped by the view of the leaders of the military... I am especially guided, to a large degree, by their views." What happened when military leaders like Secretary of Defense Robert Gates and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Mike Mullen told McCain that it was, in fact, time for such action? He reacted angrily saying it was Congress that should be consulted on such matters. How's that for being "especially guided" by military leaders? McCain went on to add new conditions that he claimed could very well change his mind on the subject the completion of th e Pentagon's survey of servic e members but now that th e study has been released and finds our men and women i n uniform having little troubl e with the concept of serving alongside their openly gay brethren, McCain is pushin g the goal posts even further. Arizona's seasoned Senator isn't even all that familiar with how the polic y he claims "works" so well actually, you know, works. He told a room full of reporters in September, "Regulations are, we do no t go out and seek to find out if someone's sexual orientation. We do not!" He repeat ed this point again and agai n as journalists attempted to offer him examples of troop s who met that very fate. McCain should've been familiar with at least one such example. As ranking member of the Senate Arme d Services Committee he hea rd testimony from Michael Almy, a 13-year Air Force veteran who was discharged after emails to his same-sex partner were discovered. The plain truth is that "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" doesn't work. Nearly 15,000 service members have been discharged because of the ban including decorated officer s and those in "critical occupations" costing taxpayers an estimated $555.2 million through fiscal year 2008. Lifting the ban would likely result in retaining more tha n 4,000 men and women who would've left otherwise eac h year. Lifting the ban wouldn't undermine retention, moral e, or unit cohesion many o f our own allies (at least 25 countries) allow open military service not to mention the findings of the new Pentagon survey. Perhaps that's why more than 100 retired U.S. generals and admirals along with a hefty majority of Americans support lifting the ban. Anyone who tells you ot herwise is either uniformed o r deliberately trying to decei ve you for his or her own poli tical agenda. That includes Senator McCain. This late in life, politics may have gotten in the way of McCain serving his coun try with dignity and respect but that doesn't mean he should stand in the way of gay men and lesbians offer ing such service openly and honestly in our armed force s. Karl Frisch is a progressive political communications consultant based in Washington, DC. He can be reached at KarlFrisch.com. They were asked and they told, but will McCain listen? Guest Column Karl Frisch EDITORIALPAGEPOLICYMake sure to sign your letter and include your address and phone number. Anonymous letters will be automati cally rejected. Please keep your letters to a maximum o f 400 words. We have to make room for everybody. Letters of local concern take priority. Send your letter to 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL 33870; drop it off at the same address; fax 385-1954; o r e-mail editor@newssun.com.

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www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, December 8, 2010Page 5A E.O. Koch Construction1417 Swank Avenue € Sebring, FL 33870(863) 385-8649COMMERCIAL & RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTIONLet our highly qualified staff develop your commercial property, build your dream home,or do your remodeling.For all of your Aluminum,Steel,and Conventional construction needsŽEmail: kochcon@strato.netState Certified License #CGC1515338 SEAMLESS GUTTERS … Specials5 INCH GUTTERS$2.99PER LINEAR FOOT6 INCH GUTTERS$3.99PER LINEAR FOOTMany Colors Available Lunch Club W ednesday meetsSEBRING Lunch Club W ednesday, a ladies netw orking luncheon for career a nd career retired, meets t oday at the Sebring Elks L odge. The "Jingle Girls" a re set to stop by and kick o ff the event. Additionally, one "Good G irl Good Deed for 2010" w ill be honored with more t han $1,000 worth of gifts a nd cash donated from memb ers. Showcases are set with a w onderful mixture of busin esses, products and services a vailable starting at 11:30 a .m.; the meeting will start a t 12:10 p.m. The lunch is $ 10. In addition to monthly m ember door prizes, LCW w ill offer a cash giveaway. For more information visit w ww.lunchclubwednesday.co m or call Diana Albritton at 3 81-8170. Events planned at lodges, postsAVON PARK The Combat Veterans M emorial VFWPost 9853 w ill have its Ladies A uxiliary meeting at 4 p.m. t oday, the Men's Auxiliary m eeting at 6 p.m. and the P ost meeting at 7 p.m. Bar b ingo is set for 1 p.m. T hursday. Schedules are subj ect to change; call for d etails. For more informat ion, call 452-9853. LAKE PLACID The Veterans of Foreign W ars 3880 will have music w ith Now and Then at 5:30 p .m. today. For more inform ation, call 699-5444. The Lake Placid Moose 2 374 will have karaoke with BobKat from 5:30-8:30 p.m. today. Music by Franke from 6-10 p.m. Thursday. For more information and menu selection, call 465-0131.Sebring Elks present six awardsSEBRING The Americanism Committee of the Sebring Elks 1529 will present six awards for their annual Americanism Essay to local students who have participated. The committee received 62 essays and will have the presentation from 7-8 p.m. Thursday. The presentation is open to the public. Rotary Club has barbecue on FridaySEBRING On Friday the Rotary Club of Sebring will have a barbecue at Walgreens South next to Village Inn from 9 a.m. to sell out. Boston butts, St. Louis racks of ribs and pork sandwiches will be sold. Proceeds will go to The Salvation Army. Call 3815127 to pre-order or for further information.Retired Educators meet ThursdayAVON PARK Retired Educators/Support Personnel will meet at 10:45 a.m. Thursday at Union Congregation Historic Church, 196 N. Butler Ave. Entertainment provided by Avon Park High School Chorus, directed by Joy Loomis. The speaker is Major Bruce from The Salvation Army. The cost of lunch is $7. Bring canned goods and non-perishable food.Sebring Country Estates meets ThursdaySEBRING The Sebring Country Estates Civic Association Inc. will hold its last monthly business meeting of the year at 7 p.m. Thursday at the clubhouse, 3240 Grand Prix Drive (behind Walmart). The meeting is open to residents and guests of Sebring Country Estates and Grand Prix Heights subdivisions and is held every second Thursday of the month. New members are invited and welcome to come and share in the association's mission to preserve the neighborhood and to find ways of improving it. Come as a guest to find out the benefits of being a member. There will also be a 50/50 raffle. The annual $10 per person membership dues are payable at the meeting, at ladies cards every Thursday at 12:30 p.m., or at the carry-in dinner, every fourth Thursday of each month at 6 p.m.Commodities distributed this weekSEBRING December Commodities Distribution will be from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday and Friday at The Salvation Army. Clients in vehicles with 2010 Commodities cards may use the drop-off lane for their distribution. Clients without 2010 Commodities card must come inside to sign up and get the distribution that day. This institution is an equal opportunity provider. COMMUNITYBRIEFS Florence GarrettFlorence Marie Garrett, 89, of Sebring died Dec. 4, 2010. Born in Chicago, she moved to Sebring in 2008. Survivors include her daughter, Florie Brown; sisters, Lorraine Worthington and Mary Ann Carlson; eight grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and 11 great-great-grandchildren. Acelebration of her life will take place at a later date. Interment will be next to her husband and daughter in Hillsboro Memorial Gardens in Brandon. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation of America, P.O. Box 96391, Washington, D.C. 20090. Robert GradyRobert Lee Grady, 51, of Sebring died Nov. 22, 2010. Born in Sebring, he was a supervisor with Martin Marietta Corporation in Orlando, returning to Sebring in 2006. He served as a corporal in the U.S. Army stationed in Germany. He is survived by his wife, Marjorie; children, Rodney, Renatta and Renessa; brothers, Michael, John, Aaron, Jeremiah, Willie and Terry; sisters, Mary Stringer, Helen Brooks, Eethel Carrie, Dessa Goynes, Rachael Bragg, and Linda Kinsey. Military Honors were held Dec. 3 at Sarasota National Cemetery. Morris Funeral Chapel, Sebring, was in charge of arrangements.Allan HigginsAllan Clyde Higgins, 79, of Lorida died Dec. 5, 2010. Born in Burlington Flats, N.Y., he and his father were active dairy farmers, running Dunga Brook Farm, which had been in the Higgins family for more than 150 years. He also was a member of First Baptist Church of Burlington Flats. Upon moving to Lorida, he served as treasurer of Spring Lake Presbyterian Church. He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Connie; children, Debra, Karen, Sandra and Jeff; a sister, Margie; brother, Carl; one grandchild and one great-grandchild. ACelebration of Life will take place at 2 p.m. Friday at Spring Lake Presbyterian Church in Spring Lake. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Spring Lake Presbyterian Church, 5887 U.S. 98, Sebring, FL33876. Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home, Sebring, is in charge of arrangements.Grace RuttGrace Leona Rutt, 104, of Avon Park died Dec. 5, 2010. Born in Bethlehem, Pa., she moved to Avon Park in 2004. She was a homemaker and a member of the Avon Park Seventh Day Adventist Church. She is survived by her son, Victor Leidich; daughters, Gloria Wasko, Hannah Eppel and Carol Farkash; 16 grandchildren, 34 greatgrandchildren and four great-great grandchildren. Visitation will be from 23 p.m. Thursday at the Avon Park Seventh Day Adventist Church with service to fo llow at 3 p.m. with Past or Paul Boling officiatin g. Burial will be in Friedensville Cemetery in Friedensville, Pa. Memori al contributions may be ma de to the Cornerstone Hospic e, 2590 Havendale Blvd. NW Winter Haven, FL3388 1. Stephenson-Nelson Funer al Home, Avon Park, is in charge of arrangement s. Condolences may be expressed at stephensonne lsonfh.com.Forest TownsendForest Willia m Townsend, 78, of Sebring di ed Nov. 20, 201 0. Born in Gurnee, Ill., he worked for the Civ il Service, retiring to Sebrin g in 2004. He retired from t he U.S. Air Force, of which he served in the Cold War. H e was a member of Resurrection Luther an Church. Survivors include h is wife, June; children, Alie ce Harris, Kristi Townsen d, Gilbert Townsend, Melis sa Richards; step-childre n, Roxann Bellaire, Rebec ca Becker, Jeffrey Heath, Joh n Heath, Nancy Beguh n, David Kuebler and Cath y Kuebler; brothers, Har ry Townsend and Robe rt Townsend; sisters, Leo na Smitherman and Floren ce Mathis; numerous gran dchildren and great gran dchildren. Amemorial service w ill be held at 7 p.m. today at Resurrection Luther an Church, Avon Par k. Memorial contributions m ay be made to Resurrectio n Lutheran Church, P.O. Bo x 387, Avon Park, FL3382 6. Condolences may be expressed at www.morrisf uneralchapel.com Morr is Funeral Chapel, Sebring, is in charge of arrangements Garrett Higgins OBITUARIES Special to the News-SunSEBRING Residents at T anglewood are making their p lans now for another succ essful few months of raising f unds for the American C ancer Society. In 2010, the r esidents raised $55,600 for c ancer research, bringing t heir total contribution to A CS in the past 10 years at n early a quarter million doll ars $247,000. The community's first big e vent that is open to the publ ic is the Paul Todd concert o n Thursday, Jan. 20. Tickets a re now on sale from 9:30-10 a .m. Mondays and starting S aturday, they will also be a vailable from 3-4 p.m. T hursdays. Reserved seats a re $12; general admission is $ 10. Call 385-7316 for inform ation. Acritically acclaimed prol ific writer, entertainer, comp oser, arrangers and singer, T odd has been amazing c rowds since he won the p restigious National Yamaha K eyboard Contest at the age o f 14. Although he was called a c hild prodigy at the keyb oards, he realized at a young a ge that he could hear entire s ymphonies and scores of m usic "in his head." It took y ears of training his feet and h ands to automatically perf orm what he heard, but he d id it. Todd is most famous for h is unique concerts. Todd a ccompanies himself by p laying six keyboards simult aneously. His fingers and f eet move at lightning fast s peed, which the audience c an see on a large mirror set u p behind the keyboards. Although first and forem ost a Christian artist, his c oncerts also include origin al, classical, popular and B roadway selections. He is a lso known of his smooth and p owerful vocals, and combines talent with a sparkling wit to help make his concerts an unforgettable family night out. He performs more than 50 concerts a year; most of them as fundraisers for charities. His personal mission statement is to use his talents to help raise funds for charitable organizations. Over the years, he has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for numerous charities nationwide. Paul Todd Charities Inc. has been founded to help with this endeavor. The Paul Todd Concert may be the first big fundraiser, one that is open to the public, but Tanglewood residents will actually begin raising funds one day earlier, Jan. 19, with the Bill Jarrett Ford "Drive for the Cure." That event, like many others, is closed to Tanglewood residents only. Other community-only activities will include a Ride/Walk for the Cure. This event will have two locations for the more enthusiastic bicyclist, the ride will take place around Lake Jackson. For the more relaxed cyclist, the ride will take place throughout the Tanglewood community, as will the walk. Alasagna dinner will be served on Feb. 2. On Feb. 5 at Sun 'N Lake in Sebring will be a Golf Fore tournament. On Feb. 10, the luminary speakers and display will take place in the community and on Feb. 15 will be the large cancer event. Another fund raiser that will be open to the public is the Tanglewood Actors Guild for the Cure Fashion Show. Tickets will go on sale for this event in early January. Major sponsors for the Tanglewood Residents' Cancer Benefit are Bill Jarrett Ford, Drs. Thakkar and Patel, Heartland National Bank, Hometown America, Sebring Custom Carts and Young at Heart Travel. Concert with Paul Todd kicks off Tanglewood's Relay fund raisers Courtesy photo Paul Todd will be in concert on Thursday, Jan. 20 at Tanglewood to help kick start the community's drive to raise funds for the American Cancer Society. Todd amazes audiences by playing six keyboards at one time. The audience is always thrilled to watch his performance, which is done in front of a large mirror so guests can see him at work. The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN Special to the News-SunLAKE PLACID Birders of all abilities will take part in the 24th annual Lake Placid Count and the National Audubon Society 111th Christmas Bird Count. Every year the challenge is to find more species and individuals than in previous years within the 15-mile diameter Lake Placid Count Circle centered in Lake Placid near U.S. 27 and Lake Grassy. Archbold Biological Station and Highlands County Audubon work together to arrange and oversee the 24-hour event. Last year, nine teams of 30 field observers plus seven persons counting at feeders tallied a species count of 136 (average is 144) and individuals numbering 20,641. More than 60,000 volunteers from all 50 states, every Canadian province, parts of Central and South America, Bermuda, the West Indies and Pacific islands participate each year, between Dec. 14 and Jan. 5, in this all-day census counting every bird seen within a Count Circle in a 24-hour period. Truly citizens science in action, the results of the Christmas Bird Count are compiled into the longest running database in ornithology, representing over a century of unbroken data on trends of early-winter bird populations across the Americas, studied by scientists and interested people all over the world. This year scientists will be looking for information to help understand the impact of the Gulf oil spill. Prior to the turn of the century, peop le engaged in a holiday tradition known as t he Christmas "Side Hunt." They would choo se sides, go afield with their guns and whoe ver brought in the biggest pile of feather ed (and furred) quarry won. Conservation w as in its beginning stages around the turn of the 20th century and many observers an d scientists were becoming concerned abo ut declining populations. Beginning o n Christmas Day 1900, ornithologist Fran k Chapman, an early officer in the then bu dding Audubon Society, proposed a new ho liday tradition a "Christmas Bird Censu s" that would count birds during the holida ys rather than hunt them. So began t he Christmas Bird Count. If your home is within the boundaries of the Christmas Bird Count Circle, i.e. t he town of Lake Placid, Sylvan Shore s, Highlands Park Estates, part of Leisu re Lakes, Placid Lakes or Sun 'N Lakes Sout h, you can stay home and report the birds vi siting your yard and/or feeder. If you ha ve never taken part in a CBC before and yo u want to participate this year as a feed er watcher, call 465-0781 prior to the count. Other counts nearby to take part in t he Avon Park Air Force Range Circle CBC o n Jan. 5, contact Troy Herschberger at 45 24254 as soon as possible; or Glades Hend ry County count on Dec. 18, contact Margar et England, (863) 674-0695, to participate. 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Page 6ANews-SunWednesday, December 8, 2010www.newssun.com 3100 Golfview Rd. SebringLocated in Inn on the Lakes314-0348 MINI STARTERSTire Treads $3.00 Skillet Mussels $5.00 Crab Oval $6.00 Asian Shrimp $6.00 EARLY BISTROSERVED 3:00 PM „ 6:00 PM DAILY SUNDAYS 12:00 PM „ 9:00 PM ENTREESDill Salmon $14.00 Chicken Schnitzel $10.00 Cognac Peppercorn Steak $12.00 Mussels Roma $10.00 Greek Spanakopita $10.00 Rustic French Onion Steak $10.00 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. By ELLEN GIBSON APRetail WriterNEWYORK Few companies w ere clobbered harder than S tarbucks in the recession. The c offee chain with outposts on every c orner came to represent all that w as wrong with American busin esses and shoppers: unchecked e xpansion, self-indulgence and m indless credit-card swiping. But now customers who swore o ff frivolous spending during the r ecession are lining up again for t heir $4 caffeine fix. The compan y's net income nearly doubled and r evenue rose 17 percent in the most r ecent quarter compared with a y ear earlier, as more Americans a llowed themselves a small treat. After seeing their retirement f unds and home equity shrink s everely, consumers tightened their b elts in a shift some economists d ubbed the New Frugality. F ortunately for the world's largest l atte purveyor and other peddlers o f small luxuries, Americans have a short memory when it comes to t he economy. Affordable luxury goods like g ourmet coffee, lingerie and highe nd skin cream have been enjoying a comeback since the stock market b egan to rally in August and highe r-income Americans started feeli ng better about their finances. At Estee Lauder Cos., whose b rands include Clinique and MAC c osmetics, CEO Fabrizio Freda s ays customers who traded down to d rug store brands when times were t ough are returning. Revenue was u p 14 percent last quarter, driven b y brisk sales of high-end moisturi zers and eye creams. Specialty items like the Miraculous" push-up bra have b uoyed the company that owns V ictoria's Secret and Bath and B ody Works. Revenue rose 12 perc ent last quarter at Limited Brands I nc. as shoppers treated themselves t o its stock in trade. "People didn't feel good about h aving little indulgences" in recent y ears, says David Palmer, an anal yst with UBS Investment R esearch. "The Suze Orman-type t alk shows were telling you to kick your Starbucks habit." Now, he says, austerity fatigue may be setting in. For Michele Burkhammer, a nurse clinician for the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service in Rockville, Md., austerity was the only option after she was furloughed and her husband lost his job. She started buying groceries at Walmart and pared her list to the essentials. These days, her husband is back to work, and she's fed up with pinching pennies. She still doesn't splurge on herself, but she recently bought Ralph Lauren khakis and other high-end items for her 3year-old son. She's also returning to upscale and organic grocers. "Shopping is starting to be enjoyable again," Burkhammer says. Trading back up has raised hopes for the holiday season. Research firm ShopperTrak bumped up its holiday sales growth forecast to 3.2 percent from 2.9 percent after a solid start in November. Store owners were encouraged to see more holiday shoppers buying that little something extra for themselves over Thanksgiving weekend, a practice that had evaporated in the recession. The recession technically ended in June 2009, but the recovery has been fitful. Manufacturing has been stronger, though hiring has not. Home prices have stabilized somewhat since bottoming out in the spring of 2009. A17 percent gain in the Standard & Poor's 500 stock index since the end of August has helped raise consumer confidence, and with it spending, particularly among the upper class. "When people feel their household wealth rising, they're more confident and that has a dramatic impact on consumption," says Chris Christopher, an economist with IHS Global Insight. Still, it's unclear whether this signals the beginning of a broader retreat from thrift. Shoppers still are making lists and, for the most part, sticking to them. The unemployment rate rose to 9.8 percent in November, holding a damper on spending in millions of households. Frank Mangini, who lives in the Queens borough of New York, is back to making regular trips to Whole Foods, but only for specialty items he can't find at his local supermarket. "I was trying to lay off a little bit" during the recession, he says. Even with the economy picking u p, he says he's "trying not to overdo it." But he's happy to shell out fo r his favorite organic green tea. After taking a drubbing during the recession, Whole Foods Mark et Inc. has been luring back shopper s. Revenue rose 15 percent last quar ter. The company, the biggest national seller of organic and natu ral groceries, says shoppers are buying more higher-priced brands and trading up on pricey items lik e seafood, cheese and housewares. "Middle-class people want to make these little splurges on basic luxuries like Victoria's Secret so that they're not breaking the bank or the wallet but are getting out o f the doldrums of the recession," said Sherif Mityas, a partner in th e retail consultancy firm A.T. Kearney. These small splurges are unlike ly to spark a broader recovery. After all, Starbucks or Whole Foods binges set shoppers back just a few extra dollars. You'd have to see sales of bigger-ticket items like automobiles, designer handbags and extravagan t vacations rebounding and see people racking up credit-card deb t again to say Americans'frugal ity has ended, says Kenneth Goldstein, an economist at the Conference Board. And that's unlikely as long as unemploymen t remains stuck above 9 percent. Even with car sales improving, th e industry will sell 4 million fewer cars in the U.S. than it did in 200 7. Alan Levenson, chief economis t at T. Rowe Price, says Americans couldn't revert to old spending pa tterns even if they wanted to because banks aren't willing to lend. The personal savings rate remains high, and although consumer spending rose an annualize d 2.8 percent in the third quarter, th e biggest bump since 2006, that's n ot enough to rev up the overall econ omy. Certainly there's pent-up demand, Levenson says, but shop pers are "not blowing anybody's doors off." Shoppers treat themselves to lattes and lacy bras MCTphoto After struggling last year, Starbucks has seen profits rebound this year as consumers loosen their purse strings. People didn't feel good about having little indulgences. The SuzeOrman type talk shows were telling you to kick your Starbucks habit.'DAVIDPALMER investment analyst

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Oct. 1, 2010Heartland National Bank to Brian A. Annett, L16 Blk 522 Sebring Shores, $205,000. Brian A. Annett to Heartland National Bank, L16 Blk 522 Sebring Shores/Others, $250,000. Scott R. LeConey to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems Inc., L5 Blk 59 Orange Blossom Country Club Community Unit 16, $193,700. Michael P. Kokkoris to James E. Tompkins, L14/15 Blk 20 Lake Haven Est. Sec. 2, $43,000. Mario Garcia to John Groves, L21-24 Blk 119 Avon Park Lakes Red-Hill Farms Add Unit J, $69,900. John Groves to JPMorgan Chase Bank, L21-24 Blk 119 Avon Park Lakes Red-Hill Farms Add Unit J, $74,000. John Lacny to Alan Tokar, L15 Gran-Lore Ranchettes 1st Add, $140,000. Alan Tokar to John Lacny, L15 Gran-Lore Ranchettes 1st Add, $119,000. Suntrust Bank to Thomas A. Clark, L4 Blk 37 Sun N Lake Est. Sec. 2, $20,000. John Calvin Mason Jr. to Navy Federal Credit Union, L1 Blk C Lotela Terrace 2nd Add, $31,000. Kenneth E. Cook to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems Inc., L6 PT L7 Blk 1 Red Top On Lake Isis Shores, $197,400. HSBC Bank USA to Tyrone Joseph, L1 Blk 41 Placid Lakes Sec. 4, $114,000. Tyrone Joseph to JPMorgan Chase Bank, L1 Blk 41 Placid Lakes Sec. 4, $136,800. Hachiro Shimanuki to Kathy M. Adams, L2 Blk S Tomoka Heights Sec. 3, $83,000. John Roan to Wells Fargo Bank, L19-24 Blk A Town of Avon Park, 30,000. Marceleen L. Clements to Heartland National Bank, PT Sec. 24-34-28/Easement, $125,000. Pamela V. Ramsay to Highlands County, L86 Lincoln Heights Sub, $1,500. Ralph Pignataro to Donald Deal, L4/5 Blk X Spring Lake Village V, $9,000. Charles L. Kirk to Glenn E. Stuntz, Unit 4A North Bldg. Edgewater Arms Condo Apartments Inc., $30,000. Kimberly Sue Ward to George C. Farley, L146 Fairmount Mobile Est., $52,000. Cheryl K. Vermilye to Midflorida Credit Union, PT Sec. 26-35-28, $161,000.Oct. 4In His Name Developments Inc. to Whitney Peterson, PT Sec. 28-36-29/Easement, $260,200. Whitney R. Peterson to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems Inc., PT Sec. 28-36-29/Easement, $208,200. Lotsource Inc. to Ian A. Poochool, L144 Blue Heron Golf & Country Club, $12,500. Lotsource Inc. to Ian A. Poochool, L19/20 Blk 212 Leisure Lakes Sec. 14, $12,000. Dennis R. Bassetti to Heartland National Bank, PT Sec. 20-34-28/Other/Easement, $259,800. Bassetti Development & Construction Corp. to Heartland National Bank, PT Sec. 9-33-28, $101,300. Lisa R. Garduno to Michael O'Berry, L11 Blk 29 Sun 'N Lake Est. Sebring Unit 2, $57,900. Michael D. O'Berry to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems Inc., L11 Blk 29 Sun 'N Lake Est. Sebring Unit 2, $37,900. Ray D. Payne to Richard Royer, L5 Blk 2 Country Walk, $150,000. Cindy J. Harris to Midflorida Credit Union, L269 Golf Hammock Unit IIIA, $30,800. Susan Stanley to Peter Latham, L15/16 Blk 16 Sebring Lakes Unit 2A, $1,600. Arch Bay Holdings to Jack Haneline, L13 Blk 7 Sebring Ridge Sec. G, $47,500. Gary L. Sides to Bank of America, Tract 54 Hillside Lake Est., $112,500. Dorothy B. Joyner to Barbara Jensen, L73 Sylvan Shores Est. Sec. D, $60,000. Landen C. Humphrey to Wallace A. Coffman, L21/22 Blk 4 Highlands Park Est. Sec. H, $80,000. Russell A. Smith to Midflorida Credit Union, PT L12 Blk 2 Suburbia, $35,000. Gregg S. Foster to Sommer Foster Maloy, PT Sec. 11-3628, $52,000. Gregg S. Foster to Adalbert Mass, TR 13 Lake Apthorpe Country Est., $50,000. Kelli J. Mahoney to Audrey Vickers, Unit 12-C Terraces, $90,000. Audrey Vickers to Wauchula State Bank, Unit 12-C Terraces, $72,000. Timothy L. Craig to Ray D. Payne, L12 Blk 3 Country Walk, $140,000. Zephyr Homes to Matrix Capital USA, L7 Blk 4 Highlands Park Est. Sec. D/Other, $100,000. Francis A. Hendry II to Amelia Duran, L53 Sunshine Villas, $47,000. Amelia Duran to Francis A. Hendry II, L53 Sunshine Villas, $41,800. Duckwood Holding to Samantha Maharaj, L7 Blk 8 Leisure Lakes Sec. 1, $3,000. Thomas U. Jackson Jr. to First Baptist Church of Lake Placid Inc., L8 Blk 4 PT Lake Sirena Shores Resub, $10,000. Federal National Mortgage Assn. to Roberto Barajas, L20 Blk 103 Placid Lakes Sec. 15, $55,000.Oct. 5Gary F. Lower II to Wells Fargo Bank, PT Sec. 24-35-29, $239,600. Michael A. Saclarides to Wells Fargo Bank, L51 Avon Acres Unit II, $112,700. Billy F. Smith to Wells Fargo Bank, L400 Golf Hammock Unit V, $110,700. Richard A. Lievestro to Wells Fargo Bank, L190 Golf Hammock Unit III, $102,800. Joedene E. Thayer to Wells Fargo Bank, L23/24 Blk 69 Sebring Country Est. Sec. 3, $72,100. Douglas R. Lemieux to Bank of America, L23 PT L20/22/24 High Pines Sub, $367,700. David W. Rhodes to Rebecca Musgrave, L19 Blk 73 Placid Lakes Sec. 7, $141,000. Norma McClellan to Marc C. Wright, L1 Lake Lynn Acres, $299,000. Marc Wright to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems Inc., L1 Lake Lynn Acres, $239,200. Doris E. Curry to Magdalena A. Rodriguez, L292 Sebring Hills, $12,000. Magdalena A. Rodriguez to Doris E. Curry, L292 Sebring Hills, $5,000. Nancy Dale to Suntrust Bank, L70 Blk 8 Orange Blossom Est. Unit 7, $45,000. Geraldine L. Englert to Carmen Colon, L602 Sebring Ridge Sec. C, $59,000. Carmen Colon to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems Inc., L602 Sebring Ridge Sec. C, $64,600. R & T Management GP to Wells Fargo Bank, PT Sec. 438-30, $891,600. Kathleen M. Brown to Terry A. Lanier, L3 King & Langston's Add to Avon Park Sub, $72,500. C & H Utilities Inc. to City of Avon Park, PT Tract A Valencia Acres Sub, $10,000. Kita Ann Kopta to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems Inc., L481/482 Avon Park Lakes Unit 1, $44,300.Oct. 6Patsy Ann Howard to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems Inc., L40 PT L41 Blk 2 Erin Park, $134,000. William G. Hartt to Midflorida Credit Union, L37 Blk 58 Placid Lakes Sec. 6/8 Resub, $95,500.Oct. 7Louines Joseph to Vazquez Investment Group, L49 Blk 281 Sun N Lake Est. Sebring Unit 13, $70,000. Highlands County to Duckwood Holdings, L2/3 PT L1 Blk 42 Sun 'N Lake Est. Sec. 1, $3,400. Highlands County to Duckwood Holdings, L17 Blk 42 Sun 'N Lakes Est. Sec. 1, $1,500. Highlands County to Duckwood Holdings, L4 Blk N Sun 'N Lake Est. Sec. 4, $6,300. Highlands County to Frank A. Bologna, Tract 11 River Ridge Ranches Unrec, $16,000. Larry Scott Glover to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems Inc., Tract 18 Footman's Trail Phase 2 Unrec, $160,000. Joey Tranchina to Robin L. Walin, L6 Blk D Avon Lakes, $30,000. Lotsource Inc. to Tarandath Koonj Beharry, L1/6 Blk 94 Placid Lakes Sec. 19, $15,000. Highlands Ridge Golf Club to Highlands Ridge Holdings, PT Sec. 32-33-29/Others, $5,000,000. Brenda Diaz to First Florida Credit Union, PT L16/17 Blk R Spring Lake Village III, $38,800. Leslie K. Godleski to Alfonzo Guzman, L10 PT L9 Blk 18 Sun 'N Lakes Est. Sec. 4, $60,000. Robert C. Abbott to Wauchula State Bank, PT L4 Blk 13 In Sec. 34-33-28/Others, $150,000. Donald E. Martin to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems Inc., PT Sec. 17-37-30/Others, $55,800. Highlands Utilities Corp. to Town of Lake Placid, PT Sec. 837-30, $500,000. Michael L. Thompson to Philip Shelton, L21 Blk 122 La Paloma, $33,500.Oct. 8David A. Marden to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems Inc., L8 Blk 61 Sun 'N Lake Est. Sebring Unit 5, $180,800. Highlands County to Maguire Trust, L25 Blk 165 Leisure Lakes Sec. 4, $2,300. Highlands County to Maguire Trust, L28 Blk 24 Leisure Lakes Sec. 4, $1,700. Highlands County to Maguire Trust, L7 Blk 25 Leisure Lakes Sec. 4, $2,200. Highlands County to Maguire Trust, L14/15 Blk 163 Leisure Lakes Sec. 4, $2,700. Highlands County to Maguire Trust, L15/16 Blk 120 Leisure Lakes Sec. 11, $2,200. Highlands County to Maguire Trust, L12 Blk 216 Leisure Lakes Sec. 14, $1,600. Highlands County to Maguire Trust, L22 Blk 214 Leisure Lakes Sec. 14, $2,200. Highlands County to Maguire Trust, L23 Blk 225 Leisure Lakes Sec. 14, $1,700. Highlands County to Maguire Trust, L16 Blk 181 Leisure Lakes Sec. 3, $1,600. Highlands County to Maguire Trust, L2 Blk 168 Leisure Lakes Sec. 3, $1,700. Highlands County to Maguire Trust, L4 Blk 171 Leisure Lakes Sec. 3, $1,600. Highlands County to Maguire Trust,L9/10 Blk 186 Leisure Lakes Sec. 3, $2,800. Highlands County to Maguire Trust, L9 Blk 32 Leisure Lakes Sec. 4, $1,700. Highlands County to Maguire Trust, L12 Blk 37 Leisure Lakes Sec. 4, $2,200. Highlands County to Maguire Trust, L14 Blk 162 Leisure Lakes Sec. 4, $1,700. Highlands County to Maguire Trust, L18 Blk 163 Leisure Lakes Sec. 4, $2,200. Highlands County to Corrie Brakefield, L11 Blk EE Spring Lake Village V, $4,300. Highlands County to Corrie Brakefield, L19 Blk E Silver Fox Ranch, $5,900. John F. Moran to Suntrust Bank, L76 Sylvan Shores Est. Sec. E, $25,000. Hendricks Corner Inc. to Associated Grocers of Florida Inc., See Instrument/Chattel Old, $100,000. Fannie Mae to Jeremiah's International Trading Company Inc., L18 Blk 23 Highlands Park Est. Sec. P, $27,500. James P. Lee to Special Acquisitions Holdings Inc., L80-A Cormorant Point Sub Unit II, $97,300. Edward S. Yoder to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems Inc., L4 Blk 3 Lake Letta Est., $53,200. Kenneth A. Flagg Sr. to William L. Rogers, PT L6 Blk 6 In Sec. 22-33-28, $150,000. William L. Rogers to Kenneth A. Flagg Sr., PT L6 Blk 6 In Sec. 22-33-28, $107,800. William L. Rogers to Kharold C. Worden, PT L6 Blk 6 In Sec. 22-33-28, $7,300. Roger L. Davis to Maxine M. Smith, L4229/4230 PT L4231 Avon Park Lakes Unit 14, $55,000. Maxine M. Smith to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems Inc., L4229/4230 PT L4231 Avon Park Lakes Unit 14, $54,300. James C. Zempel to Joseph J. Rutigliano, L44 Blk 21 Lake Haven Est. Sec. 2, $122,500. Joseph J. Rutigliano to JPMorgan Chase Bank, L44 Blk 21 Lake Haven Est. Sec. 2, $127,000. Fannie Mae to Arlene Harman, L21 Blk 6 Venetian Village Revised, $50,000. Robert L. Ostrander to Ella Mae Voiles, L30 Enzor Stephens Unrec Sub, $40,000.Oct. 11John A. Calllies to Mary Jane Aellig, L22 Hickory Ridge Sub Unit 11, $85,000. 3 D Investment Group to Eugene Chisholm, L24 Blk 43 Sun 'N Lake Est. Sec. 2, $90,000. Eugene Chisholm to TMR Construction Inc., L24 Blk 43 Sun 'N Lake Est. Sec. 2, $10,000. Marjory Penrod to Tamara A. Penrod, L81 Fairmount Mobile Est., $36,000. Tamara A. Penrod to Marjory Penrod, L81 Fairmount Mobile Est., $36,000. James E. Starkey to David C. McQueen, L10 Blk 3 Fairway Lakes Est. Sec. 1, $110,000. David C. McQueen to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems Inc., L10 Blk 3 Fairway Lakes Est. Sec. 1, $108,600. Deak Matteson to Wauchula State Bank, L212/216-219 Sebring Ranchettes Sec. A 1st Replat, $72,200. Rene W. Taylor to Community Bank of Florida, PT Sec. 12/13-37-29/Easement, $334,000. Macie M. Galloway to Metlife Home Loans, See Instrument, $127,500. Darmindra Persaud to Team Funding Solutions, L12/13 Blk 279 Leisure Lakes Sec. 13/Others, $26,200. Fannie Mae to James Ray Noe, L4 Blk 119 Leisure Lakes Sec. 7, $99,000. James R. Noe to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems Inc., L4 Blk 119 Leisure Lakes Sec. 7, $79,200. Helen Miller to Dana Orr, L5459/5460 Avon Park Lakes Unit 17/Others, $6,000. Jose Hernandez to Gladys L. Rodriguez, L11916-11925 Avon Park Lakes Unit 37, $10,000. Evelyn M. Blackston to Curtis Nelson, L8 Blk C Lotela Terrace 2nd Add, $45,000. Curtis Nelson to Robert E. Livingston, L8 Blk C Lotela Terrace 2nd Add, $40,000. Luis E. Torres Jr. to Larry Chaney, L29 Blk 358 Sun 'N Lake Est. Sebring Unit 16, $130,000. Richard Taylor to Lurie R. Bonini, L12 Blk 261 Sun 'N Lake Est. Sebring Unit 13, $146,000. Lurie R. Bonini to Richard Taylor, L12 Blk 261 Sun 'N Lake Est. Sebring Unit 13, $141,800. Tasos Voulgaris to Effie Papadolias, Parcel L Spring Lake Village VII/Others, $200,000. Effie Papadolias to Tasos Voulgaris, Parcel L Spring Lake Village VII/Others, $200,000. www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, December 8, 2010Page 7A DEEDTRANSFERS

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Page 8ANews-SunWednesday, December 8, 2010www.newssun.com Listen Every Friday @ 9:10am to Ask A Mechanic with Barry Foster on TK730 Full Service Automotive CenterHONESTY WITH A SMILEŽ Clint CoolOwner/Technician Over 15 Years Exp. ASE/Factory Certi“ed4320 US 27 N. SebringM-F 8-5 Sat 8-12(863) 658-1652Licensed & InsuredMost Major Credit Cards AcceptedA/C € Tune-Ups € Brakes € Rotate Fuel Injection € Transmission € Oil & Lube Struts € Exhaust € Alignments € More! COUPON REQUIRED OIL CHANGECheck All Fluids, Hoses & Belts! Also Includes A FREE 20 Point Inspection! EXPIRES 12/31/10 Most cars & light trucks. Up to 5 qts. oil & “lter. Not valid with any other offer.$1995 COUPON REQUIRED ROTATE & BALANCE EXPIRES 12/31/10 Most cars & light trucks. Not valid with any other offer.$2195 COUPON REQUIRED LABOR RATE EXPIRES 12/31/10 From certi“ed mechanic. Best in town! Not valid with any other offer.$5000 COUPON REQUIRED 4 TIRES EXPIRES 12/31/10 Excludes 40,000 miles economy radials. Not valid with any other offer. COUPON REQUIRED TRANSMISSION SERVICE EXPIRES 12/31/10 COUPON REQUIRED BRAKE SPECIAL EXPIRES 12/31/10 Per Hour$5000OFFIncludes ”uid & “lter. Most cars & light trucks. Not valid with any other offer.$6995Not valid with any other offer.FREEESTIMATE banks and businesses, and we do get quite a bit of private individuals just giving donations also. But we always could use more donations and volunteers as well," Masters said. The donations are not limited to any one type of item. The program is accepting all types of donations. "We've also accept donations of gift cards. We like to give those to the older children so that they can go out and buy themselves clothes and shoes and oth er things they want," sa id Masters. The Guardian ad Lite m office will be taking don ations for unwrapped toy s, games, books and oth er gifts through Dec. 20. T he donations can be dropp ed off at the Children 's Advocacy Center at 100 0 South Highlands Ave. in Sebring. Volunteers al so pick up donations fro m homes and businesses. For more informatio n about volunteering or donating contact Masters at 402-6968. Continued from page 1A For larger at-risk plants, t he best defense is a cover, M cCracken said. Properly u sed, covers can raise the t emperature around the plant b y four degrees. "Keep the heat in early," h e said, and do not to r emove covers too soon. Give the plants time to r ecover." Blankets can help, and s ome nurseries sell a fabric d esigned just for the purpose o f protecting plants. The key is to cover the w hole plant so wind cannot w histle in underneath. The r oots as well as the leaves a nd flowers should be prot ected. McCracken warns, howeve r, not to use plastic bags, b ut breathable fabric instead. R emember, he said, plants a re living organisms with a n eed for sunlight, oxygen a nd air movement. Also, p lastic may act as a cold c onductor. While farmers often use w ater to protect their crops, t hat only works if the plant b ecomes encased in ice, McCracken said. Hand watering does more harm than good as it only lowers a root's temperature. McCracken strongly argues against using lights to warm plants, especially when placed under a plant's cover. The risk of a fire is high, and made more likely by the dry air associated with this particular front, known as fire weather because the dry air pulls out so much moisture. McCracken said people shouldn't make themselves crazy. He recommends getting a good night's sleep instead of staying up all night worrying. Most plants, he said, will do all right, and even those which die back will often return in warmer weather. The biggest threat will be if the cold weather continues for several days in a row. "One day of cold with the temperatures then rising poses no real problem," McCracken said. "But two days in a row can damage root systems, so the plant has a harder time to survive." The forecast Tuesday morning predicted damaging cold possible through Thursday, a short spell of more typical weather, than another wave of cold air coming in Sunday. Continued from page 1A warmth Monday. If the weather remains abnormally cold the shelter will be open again tonight. Over at the Salvation Army, Major Bruce Stefanik said, no one approached asking for shelter, so no special measures were taken. The New Testament Mission, a faith-based sanctuary for the hungry and struggling, did not take in anyone Monday night either. While there is a dormitory, the mission isn't designed to take in individuals on a short term there is no heat in dormitory building, for example. In any case, no one arrived asking to come in from the cold, said Pat Karl, who with her husband Mike Karl founded and runs the mission. On the other hand, Karl added, first thing Monday morning there were eight people waiting in line to ask for help in paying rent or electric bills. Karl said in terms of feeding the hungry the mission has never been busier. Since March of this year, they have served 3,000 meals a month. Because Highlands County is rural, it is thought many homeless hunker down in tents in woodsy areas rather than take advantage of shelters. Continued from page 1A However, deputies demonstrated the proper ways to control not only the car but the students'habits while on the road. According to according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, teens are involved in three times as many fatal accidents on the roads. Accidents are the leading cause of deaths among teenagers and the state of Florida has the highest fatal crash rates in the nation. The HCSO is striving to change that through this program. "I'm learning a lot here," said SHS student Cody Ouverson. "My dad is in law enforcement and he wanted me to sign up, so I did. I'm glad I came, it's helping me." Ouverson then pulled his red Blazer up to the starting point, as he was next in line to corner some cones during his figure eights. "We know they know the rules and how to drive. W e know they've taken drive rs ed. But we teach them wh at they haven't learned and w e hope it sticks with them an d makes a difference on t he road," said Noto. Noto and the rest of t he trainers are continuing th is program throughout t he next year with cours es scheduled in Februar y, May, August an d December. The course is open an d offered to any teen drive r, students need only to sig n up through their school 's resource officer. The course consists of a two-day,12-hour curric ulum the first four hou rs being in a classroom t he final eight at the actu al driving course. "It's not just commo n knowledge that we a re teaching them, it's mo re than that. They are learnin g how to be safe on the road ," said Noto. For more informatio n, contact Noto at 402-7350 Continued from page 1A News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY Timoteo Mesira, who works at McCracken Farms, helps put covers on cold sensitive plants Monday. With temperatures expected to drop well below freezing tonight, after two days of similar cold, vegetable farmers worry they may lose an entire crop. Plants need to be covered against cold Shelters don't see many looking for refuge from the falling temperatures Driver Challenge tests teenagers Guardian ad Litem toy drive an annual event TALLAHASSEE (AP) The grades a re in for Florida's public high schools, a nd education officials say performance d uring the 2009-2010 year shows signific ant strides. Of the 470 high schools graded, 71 perc ent received an Aor B. Another 15 perc ent received a C, while 12 percent e arned a D and 11 percent were given an F Officials say those grades are an i mprovement over the last school year, e ven while taking into account new c hanges in how the markings are calculate d. The new grades take into account fact ors other than performance on the F lorida Comprehensive Assessment Test. State high schools improve grades

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NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO FLORIDA STATUTES CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS GIVEN that pursuant to a SUMMAR Y FINAL JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE AND TAXATION OF ATTORNEYS FEES AND COSTS dated November 23, 2010, in the above styled cause, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, BASEMENT, at the Highlands County Courthouse, located at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, at 11:00 A.M., on December 17, 2010, the following described property s set forth in said SUMMAR Y FINAL JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE AND TAXATION OF ATTORNEY'S FEES AND COSTS, to wit: Unit 3, Lot 3, Quail Run Villas, in Block 9, Lake Haven Estates, Section One, according to the Plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 8, Page 100, Public Records of Highlands County, Florida, as described in description recorded in Official Records Book 737, Page 664, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. Parcel Id: C-01-35-28-022-0030-0030 Commonly known as: 4352 Lafayette Avenue, Sebring, FL 33875 Dated this 24th day of November, 2010. ROBERT W. GERMAINE, Clerk of Court By: /s/ Toni Kopp As Deputy Cler k IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, if you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, tot he provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Office of the Court AdAMENDED NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE AS TO THE DATE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Pursuant to a WRIT OF EXECUTION issued out of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, on the 21st day of May, 2010, in the cause wherein LOMONICO CONTRACTING, INC., is Plaintiff, and DANIEL F. ANDREWS and LAURA M. ANDREWS; TAYLOR, BEAN & WHITAKER MORTGAGE CORP.; and HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK, is Defendants, being Case No. GC 07-136 in the said Court, I, Susan Benton, Sheriff of Highlands County, Florida,have levied upon all of the Plaintiff's (as named in the body of the Writ of Execution), LOMONICO CONTRACTING, INC., right, title and interest in and to the following described PERSONAL property in Highlands County, Florida, to-wit: 2002 CADILLAC ESCALADE 4 DOOR WAGON SPORT UTILITY VEHICLE, RED IN COLOR; VIN #1GYEK63N92R118339 and on the 21st day of December, 2010 at Duck's Body Shop, 1153 Hawthorne Drive, in the City of Sebring, Highlands County, Florida, at the hour of 11:00 a.m., or as soon thereafter as possible, I will offer for sale all of the said Plaintiff's, LOMONICO CONTRACTING, INC., right, title and interest in aforesaid property at public outcry and will sell the same, subject to all prior liens, encumbrances and judgments, if any, to the highest and best bidder or bidders for CASH, the proceeds to be applied as far as may be to the payment of costs and the satisfaction of the above-described execution. Dated this, November 15, 2010 SUSAN BENTON, SHERIFF OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORID A By: /s/ Kevin Awbrey Deputy Kevin Awbrey DEPUTY SHERIFF In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the agency sending this notice at 434 Fernleaf Ave., Sebring, FL 33870, Telephone 863/402-7228 not later than seven days prior to the proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TTD) 1-800-955-8771, or Voice (V) 1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay Services. November 17, 24; December 1, 8, 2010 the sale. Notice of the changed time of sale shall be published as provided herein. DATED: November 18, 2010. Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michala k Prepared by: Gladstone Law Group, P.A. 1499 W. Palmetto Park Rd., Suite 300 Boca Raton, FL 33486 If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator, Mr. Nick Sudzina at P.O. Box 9000, Bartow, FL 33831; telephone number 863-534-4686 two (2) working days of your receipt of this notice; if you are hearing impaired, call the Florida Relay Services at 1-800-955-8771 (TTY); if you are voice impaired, call the Florida Relay Services at 1-800-955-8770. December 1, 8, 2010 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 2008-CA-000771-GCS WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, PLAINTIFF, VS. TU HAI TRAN, ET AL., DEFENDANT(S). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated November 17, 2010, in the above action, I will sell to the highest bidder for cash at Highlands, Florida, on December 15, 2010, at 11:00 AM, at Basement of courthouse in Jury Assembly Room 430 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL 33870 for the following described property: Lot 4, Block 234, EAST-PALMHURST, according to the map or plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 1, Page(s) 72, Public Records of Highlands County, Florida, LESS that portion of said Lot 4 ore particularly described as follows: Beginning at the Northwest corner of said Lot 4; thence South 00 degrees 40'15'' West along the West line of said Lot 4 for a distance of 10.00 feet; thence North 89 degrees 27'31'' East for a distance of 8.69 feet to the Point of Curvature of a non-tangent curve concave in a Northeasterly direction; thence along the arc of said curve to the left (curve having for its elements a radius of 60.00 feet, a central angle of 46 degrees 42'36'' and a chord bearing of South 59 degrees 34'40'' East) for a distance of 48.91 feet to a point on the Easterly line of lot 4; thence North 00 degrees 40'15'' East and along the East line of said Lot 4; thence South 89degrees 27'31'' West and along the North Line of said Lot 4 for a distance of 50.00 feet to the Point of Beginning. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. The Court, in its discretion, may enlarge the time of IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CASE NO. 09000246GCS WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. AS TRUSTEE FOR OPTION ONE MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2007-5 ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-5, Plaintiff, vs. MELISSA FREEMAN; WILLIAM FREEMAN; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated October 21, 2010, and entered in Case No. 09000246GCS of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. AS TRUSTEE FOR OPTION ONE MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2007-5 ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-5, is the Plaintiff and MELISSA FREEMAN; WILLIAM FREEMAN; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; are the defendants. ROBERT W. GERMAINE The Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, ROOM 105, Sebring, FL 33870, at 11:00 AM, on December 17, 2010, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 18, BLOCK 25, SUN 'N LAKES ESTATES OF SEBRING UNIT 2, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 48, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. Dated this 24th day of November, 2010. Robert W. Germaine Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk December 1, 8, 2010 persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is December 8, 2010. Personal Representative: /s/ Karen Sue Eckelbarger 2470 N. Main, Box 22 Craigville, IN 46731 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ Robert E. Livingston Florida Bar No. 0031259 445 S. Commerce Avenue Sebring, FL 33870 Telephone: (863)385-5156 December 8, 15, 2010 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 10-368 IN RE: ESTATE OF LAWRENCE EDWARD NELSON, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of LAWRENCE EDWARD NELSON, deceased, whose date of death was August 26, 2010, and whose social security number is 301-12-4623, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 10-472 IN RE: ESTATE OF GINETTE CARPENTER Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of GINETTE CARPENTER, deceased, whose date of death was October 26, 2010, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below.' All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is December 1, 2010. Personal Representative: /s/ Kurt Rothlisberger Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ Michael A. Rider Florida Bar Number: 175661 13 N. Oak Avenue Lake Placid, FL 33852 Telephone: (863)465-1111 Fax: (863)465-8100 E-Mail: marider@mariderlaw.com December 1, 8, 2010 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION NO: 08000470GCS NOTICE OF ACTION IN RE: S&P CAPITAL CORPORATION vs. VIVIAN ARRECHAVALETA, and JUSTO G. PUPO TO: JUSTO G. PUPO, IF ALIVE, OR IF DEAD, THEN HIS UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES OR ASSIGNS YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property located in Highlands County, Florida: Lot(s) 23, Block 3, ORANGE BLOSSOM ESTATES, UNIT 3, according to the Plat thereof on file in the office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court in and for Highlands County, Florida, recorded in Plat Book 6, Page 43. Said lands situate, lying and being in Highlands County, Florida. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, it any, to it on William G. Shofstall, attorney for Plaintiff, S&P CAPITAL CORPORATION, whose address is P.O. Box 210576, West Palm Beach, Florida 33421, and file the original with the Clerk of the above-sytled court on or before thirty (30) days after the first date of publication; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief prayed for the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and the Seal of said Court at Highlands County, Florida on this 15th day of November, 2010. BOB GERMAINE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA (Circuit Court Seal) By: /s/ Annette E. Daff As Deputy Clerk December 1, 8, 2010 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2010-CA-001120 DIVISION: UNC: 282010CA001120XXCICI WALTER MORTGAGE COMPANY, LLC AND MID-STATE TRUST VI, A TRUST, Plaintiff, vs. THOMAS SOUTH, et al., Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION TO THE FOLLOWING DEFENDANT(S): JANET SOUTH 251 BALTIMORE WAY NE LAKE PLACID, FL 33852 JANET SOUTH 1607 MEADOWBROOK ST. LAKE PLACID, FL 33852 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in HIGHLANDS County, Florida: LOT 37 & 38 IN BLOCK 21 SECTION 2 PLACID LAKES, PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 21 AS PER OR BOOK 496 PAGE 639 PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on the attorney for the Plaintiff: VESCHIO LAW GROUP, LLC 2001 W. KENNEDY BLVD. Tampa, FL 33606 on or before January 14, 2011, or within 30 days of the first publication of this notice of action, and file the Original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiff's attorneys or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. DATED on December 2, 2010. Clerk of the Circuit Court, HIGHLANDS County 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE SEBRING, FL 33870-3701 /s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES NEEDING A SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROCEEDING SHOULD CONTACT THE A.D.A. ADMINISTRATOR FOR THE CLERK OF THE COURT NOT LATER THAN 7 DAYS PRIOR TO THE PROCEEDING AT *IF HEARING IMPAIRED, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771, VOICE 1-800-955-8770. THIS IS NOT A COURT INFORMATION LINE. December 8, 15, 2010 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 10-888-GCS SAMUEL SHASHY, Plaintiff, vs. CARLOS E. CAINAS a/k/a CARLOS CAINAS, a single man, and ALL PARTIES CLAIMING BY OR THROUGH SAID DEFENDANTS. Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION To: CARLOS E. CAINAS a/k/a CARLOS CAINAS ADDRESSES UNKNOWN AND ALL OTHERS WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for foreclosure and for damages on the property located in Highlands County, Florida and described as follows: Lot 15, Block 76, SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES, SECTION 8, according to the map or plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 8, Page 68, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida vacant land. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on R. William Futch of R. William Futch, P.A., Plaintiffs' attorneys, whose address is 610 S.E. 17th Street, Ocala, Florida 34471, on or before January 12, 2011, and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter; a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court on this 2nd day of December, 2010. BOB GERMAINE, Clerk of the Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk NOTICE TO PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance, please contact ADA Coordinator, Highlands County Courthouse, 590 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, telephone (863)402-6565 within 2 working days of your receipt of this notice; if you are hearing impaired call (800)955-8771 and if you are voice impaired, call (800)955-8770. December 8, 15, 2010 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY Case #: GCS 10-1215 CARLA RENEE BENNETT, Personal Representative ESTATE OF DAVID L. MARSH, deceased Plaintiff(s), -vs.TINA CHAMBERLAND, a/k/a TINA CHAMBERLAND and PETER CLAUS JUISTEN, her husband, Defendants NOTICE OF ACTION TO: Tina M.Chamberland a/k/a Tina Chamberland and Peter Claus Juisten Resident & Address Unknown Last Known Address 15 N. Prospect Ave. Avon Park, FL 33825 or if any of the aforesaid persons is dead, then his or her unknown heirs, devisees, legatees or grantees; and any and all other persons or parties claiming by, though, under or against them; and all claimants, persons or parties, natural or corporate, or whose exact legal status, if known, claiming under any of the above named or described Defendant(s) or parties or claiming to have any right, title or interest in and to the lands hereinafter described as Defendant(s). YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an Action to foreclose a Mortgage for the following described property, to wit: Lot 10, in Block 66, TOWN OF AVON PARK, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 58, Public Records of DeSoto County, of which Highlands County was formerly a part, lying in Section 22, Township 33 South, Range 28 East, Highlands County, Florida. has been filed against you and you are requiredt o serve a copy of your written defenses, if any to it, on the Plaintiff(s) attorney, whose name and address is: David F. Lanier, Esq., P.O. Box 400, Avon Park, Florida 33826-0400, and file the original with the Clerk of the above styled Court on or before January 7, 2011, otherwise a judgment may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and the seal of said Court on December 2, 2010. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of said Circuit Court By: /s/ Annette E. Daff Deputy Clerk December 8, 15, 22, 29, 2010 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY Case #: GCS 10-1080 CARLA RENEE BENNETT, Personal Representative ESTATE OF DAVID L. MARSH, deceased Plaintiff(s), -vs.AMY BROWN, a/k/a Amy A. Brown, FRANKLYN BROWN, CAPITAL ONE BANK and CREDIT ACCEPTANCE CORPORATION, et al Defendants NOTICE OF ACTION TO: AMY BROWN 1072 Upper Paradise Hamilton, Ontario L9V2B6 or if any of the aforesaid persons is dead, then his or her unknown heirs, devisees, legatees or grantees; and any and all other persons or parties claiming by, though, under or against them; and all claimants, persons or parties, natural or corporate, or whose exact legal status, if known, claiming under any of the above named or described Defendant(s) or parties or claiming to have any right, title or interest in and to the lands hereinafter described as Defendant(s). YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an Action to foreclose a Mortgage for the following described property, to wit: Lot 22, MORNING SUN MANOR, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 6, Page 46, Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. has been filed against you and you are requiredt o serve a copy of your written defenses, if any to it, on the Plaintiff(s) attorney, whose name and address is: David F. Lanier, Esq., P.O. Box 400, Avon Park, Florida 33826-0400, and file the original with the Clerk of the above styled Court on or before January 7, 2011, otherwise a judgment may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and the seal of said Court on December 2, 2010. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of said Circuit Court By: /s/ Annette E. Daff Deputy Clerk December 8, 15, 22, 29, 2010 the 23rd day of November, 2010. ROBERT W. GERMAINE, CLERK Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Annette E. Daff DEPUTY CLERK ``In accordance with the American with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this hearing, should contact ADA Coordinator not later than 1 (one) day prior to the proceeding at Florida Rural Legal Service (Highlands), 963 E. Memorial Boulevard, P.O. Box 24688, Lakeland, FL 33802 (863)688-7376. December 1, 8, 2010 1050LegalsIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 28-2010-CA-001186 SEC.: CIVIL CITIMORTGAGE, INC. Plaintiff, v. LEONARDO SIFONTE HERNANDEZ AND MISLEIDYS RODRIGUEZ PEREZ AKA MISLEIDYS RODRIGUEZ, et al Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION FOR FORECLOSURE PROCEEDING-PROPERTY TO: LEONARDO SIFONTE HERNANDEZ AND MISLEIDYS RODRIGUEZ PEREZ AKA MISLEIDYS RODRIGUEZ A DDRESS UNKNOWN BUT WHOSE LAST KNOWN A DDRESS IS: 3310 HAMMOCK ROAD SEBRING FL 33872, 2131 SW 50TH AVE FORT LAUDERDALE FL 33317 Residence unknown, if living, including any unknown spouse of the said Defendants, if either has remarried and if either or both of said Defendant(s) are dead, their respective unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, creditors, lienors, and trustees, and all other persons claiming by, though, under or against the named Defendant(s); and the aforementioned named Defendant(s) and such of the aforementioned unknown Defendants and such of the aforementioned unknown Defendant(s) as may be infants, incompetents or otherwise not sui juris. Y OU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action has been commenced to foreclose a mortgage on the following real property, lying and being and situated in HIGHLANDS County, Florida, more particularly described as follows: LOT 5, BLOCK 20, SEBRING HILLS SOUTH, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 93, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 3310 HAMMOCK ROAD, SEBRING, FL 33872 This action has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defense, if any, such Morris Hardwick Schneider, LLC, Attorneys for Plaintiff, whose address is 5110 Eisenhower Blvd., Suite 120, Tampa, FL 33634 on or before December 16, 2010, and file the original with the clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. 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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 Legals NOTICE UNDER FICITITIOUS NAME LAW PURSUANT TO SECTION 865.09, FLORIDA STATUTES NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the fictitious name of Art of Massage located at P.O. Box 1498; Sebring, Florida 33871/105 South Ridgewood Dr., in the County of Highlands, in the City of Sebring, Florida 33870, intends to register the said name with the Division of Corporations of the Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. Dated at Sebring, Florida, this 6th day of December, 2010. Sara Jean Ramer December 8, 2010 ministrator, 255 N. Broadway Avenue, Bartow, Florida 33830, (863)534-4686, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN SIXTY (60) DAYS AFTER THE SALE. December 1, 8, 2010 1050Legals Subscribe to the News-Sun Call 385-6155

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www.newssun.comNews-Sun Wednesday, December 8, 2010Page 11 A 2227 U.S. 27 SOUTH € SEBRING, FL 33870The News-Sun has immediate openings for newspaper carriers in Avon Park, Lake Placid, and Sebring. Reliable transportation, valid drivers license and insurance a must. Interested parties should stop in our Sebring office and complete an application Make Money While Everyone Else Sleeps! WITH A DELIVERY ROUTE 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. 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SEBRING 4Family Sale 1252 Woodbury Ave off Lakewood Rd., Fri-Sat Dec 10-11 8am-? Jewelry, toys, TV, baby crib, printer, nice adult & Children's clothing, household items, lots of new & used misc., .Priced To Sell! SEBRING 240Timothy Rd. Maranatha Village Arbuckle Creek Rd. Sat. Dec 11th 8am-2pm. Lots of tools, household items & Much Much More! SEBRING 2Family Sale 4717 & 4720 Howard St. Fri-Sat Dec 10-11 8am-1pm. NASCAR & Coca Cola misc items, men's & women's tools, teddy bears & beanie babys. Too Much To List! SEBRING -Multi Family Sale 828 Golfside Ln, Fri-Sat, Dec 10-11, 8am-2pm. Furniture, household items, baby clohes, toys, tools. Lots Of Misc! SEBRING -Huge Multi Family Sale Fri & Sat Dec 10th & 11th 8am-? 3215 Grand Prix Dr. ( next to Walmart) Something for everyone. Too Much To List. SEBRING -3811 Rushlo St. Fri-Sat, Dec 10-11, 9am-2pm. Computers, Christmas misc., household items. Much More! 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 SEBRING -1611 Prospect St. off Jackson Heights Dr., Fri & Sat Dec 10th & 11th, 9am-4pm. Christmas decor, household items, various tools, RV misc. Much Much More! SEBRING -1415 Lake Josephine Dr. Fri-Sat, Dec 10-11 7:30am-? Lots of Xmas decor & gifts, clothing (Ladies like new sz 18Men's sz 40) & tools. Much Much More! 7320Garage &Yard Sales SEBRING 4822Lakewood Rd. Thurs-Fri-Sat Dec. 9-10-11 7am-? Tools, sm. appliances, household items & Lots Of Misc. SEBRING "HUGE"Sale 5109 Desoto Road, Thur-Fri-Sat Dec. 9-10-11 8am-4pm. Furniture, tools, appliances, books, Christmas & household items Too Much To List! LAKE PLACIDMulti Family sale, 139 Highlands Lake Dr. Fri-Sat Dec 10th-11th, 8am-12pm, Tools, fishing gear, clothing, vcr & tapes, New 20 gal. water heater -110, washer/dryer. Lots & Lots More! AVON PARKHuge Sale 2650 us hwy 27 N,(HAIR DEPOT) Sun Dec 12 8am-? Antiques, old swing butter churn, churn chair, Burl wood wicker bottom chairs, shop saw, tool chest, compressor, lawn mower, milk cans, kerosene heater, chest of drawers, tables, desk, ETC. AVON PARKSALE 3122 N Cambridge Rd. Sat.Dec. 11, 8am & Sun. Dec12, 12pm. FOLLOW SIGNS FROM N. Hwy 27 OFF COUNTY LINE RD. Dining Rm., Occas. Chairs, Lamps, Tables, Sofas, Office, Bdrm, Patio, Tools, Lawn Mowers, Dishes, ect. A Very Clean Sale By THE FURNITURE DOCTORS 30 Years in Highlands County. AVON PARKMulti Family Sale 2440 N Orangewood St. Thur-Fri Dec 9th & 10th. Christmas decor, toys, furniture, household items, children's clothing. Much Much More! AVON PARK404 Malcolm St. Sat-Sun Dec. 11th-12th 7am-? Household items, Christmas decor, clothing & Much More! 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. GOLF ITEMSgolf pillow, golf lamp, 4 golf pictures. ALL for $25 863-471-3456 SWEATER -Ladies, Kim Rogers, med. size, like new. $5 863-446-0972 or 863-382-0972 SEBRING -Christmas Sale 106 Longview Rd. off Pkwy, Fri-Sat Dec 10th & 11th 8am-? New trees, high end ornaments, jewelry, 2 Lazy Boy recliners & Misc. OTTOMAN LARGEGreen $10 863-453-5092 or 863-368-0097 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. GARDEN CARTnew, steel, 800 lb. capacity. $65 863-655-1063 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. 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 CHAIR -LAZY Boy, blue, excellent condition $100. 863-382-6006 CELL PHONESamsung or Sprint, 2yrs old with charger. $10 863-87-3801 BUNK BEDSw/ ladder twins, Chinese carved head & foot boards & mattresses. $99 863-386-1885 ANTIQUE OAK4 drawer chest with towel bar. $80 863-453-5092 or 863-368-0097 AIR COMPRESSORCampbell Hausfield, cordless. $15 863-382-6006 7310Bargain BuysHOT TUBColumbia Spa Package. Includes Steps, Cover & Chemicals. 2005 Cost $2,900. Excellent Condition. $750.00. Call Frank, 863-655-0660 7300Miscellaneous GENERATOR -Craftsman 10 HP, 5600 watts. NEW! $395 989-915-1949 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 7000 Merchandise 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. LAKE PLACID2BR, 1BA, new floors/ paint, fenced yard, close to boat ramp, nice landscape, quiet area, no smoke, $550/mo. 863-699-1119 6300Unfurnished HousesLAKE PLACIDNewer 3BR, 2BA, Excl. furniture & appliances, near lake & boat ramp, seasonal or monthly rental. No Smoking or dogs. 863-699-1119 6250Furnished Houses SEBRING -DINNER LAKE AREA 1BR, 1BA Apartments for Rent. $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 / 1BR. 1BA / 2BR, 2BA Apts., from $375/mo. New tile, New paint, New appliances, Screened patios & W/D hook ups. Call 863-452-0469. AVON PARKApartment with balcony overlooking Lake Verona and City Park 100 E. Main St. Laundry Facilities. SPECIAL : $325/mo. 863-453-8538 AVON PARK** Highlands Apartments 1680 North Delaware 1BR, 1BA & 2BR, 2BA Available. Central Heat & Air. Extra insulation. 1st & Sec. Call 863-449-0195 6200UnfurnishedApartments 6200UnfurnishedApartments 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 SaleSebring Classified ads get fast results 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 LOOKING FOR AN APARTMENT? Search the News-Sun Classifieds every Sunday, Wednesday and Friday.

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By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comSEBRING His shooting had been as cold as the weather outside, but when it mattered most, Tobey Solebello found the mark. Struggling with his outside stroke all night, the lanky forward ventured inside for two crucial scores late in Sebring's 54-51 win over the visiting Liberty Chargers Monday. "He did the right things at the right times," head coach Princeton Harris said. "To get a win with Tobey scoring just four points, two thumbs up for that." That's because his off night was counterbalanced by a collective effort from the rest of the squad, with Zack Bullock and Devin Clarke each scoring 14 and Matt Taylor adding 13 to keep the Blue Streak offense on track. Though not much was on track early as a defensive struggle saw the first quarter end with Liberty up 9-7. And Sebring's woes at the free throw line, corrected in last Friday's win at Winter Haven, proved a potential problem again as they went just 3-of-6 in the opening period. Bullock and Taylor got the Streaks back on top in the second, with Bullock putting back two follows and Taylor working inside for three hoops. But Liberty wouldn't g o away, getting the lead ba ck on consecutive threes fro m Willie Watson and Robe rt Smith. Two missed Sebring fr ee throws later, Calvin Tatu m got inside for a score and it was a 22-19 Charger lead. Clarke then stepped it u p, sandwiching two Jaso n Bennett free throws wi th three of his own. His three-pointer ju st before the halftime buzz er then gave the Streaks a ten uous 25-24 lead at t he break. "Their quickne ss bothered us a bit an d we were missing som e assignments," Harr is said. "But when w e fell back into a zo ne defense, that real ly slowed them up." Though their outsi de shooting had kept them han ging around. And it was Sebring 's inside work that help ed extend the lead in the third as Bullock got four points in t he paint and Trini Sutton dro ve the lane for scores on conse cutive possessions for a 33-2 8 lead. The Chargers would clo se to within 34-33, but a Clar ke three and Sutton float er pushed it back to 39-35 hea ding into the final eight mi nutes. By this time, the Strea ks were just 7-of-17 at the fo ul SPORTS B SECTION News-Sun Wednesday, December 8, 2010NASCAR This WeekPage 3 B By J. WAYNE FEARS MyFWC.comOftentimes your hunt reall y begins once you've shot or a rrowed a deer. Only after you've recove red the animal can you call y our hunt a success. Let's look at 10 steps to h elp you locate your downed w hitetail. You can learn more about h unting deer in my book, Deer Hunter's Pocket R eference" at www.prot oolindustries.net/fears/index html 1) Look. As soon as you squeeze the t rigger on your bow or rifle, w atch the reaction of the d eer, especially the deer's t ail. Araised tail means you m ay have missed the deer. If the deer's tail points out, y ou more than likely have hit t he deer. Adeer with a tucked tail g enerally means you have a g ood hit. After watching the deer for a s far as you can see him t ravel, pick-out a landmark t hat you can find at ground l evel where you've last spott ed the deer. 2) Listen. If you don't see the deer g o-down, listen to see if you c an hear the deer stumble and f all. Often you can hear a deer f all, when you can't see it. Try to determine exactly f rom where you think the s ound has originated. Listen for any-other s ounds that may indicate the m ovement of the deer. 3) Wait. If the deer has fallen, it w on't go anywhere. If you've only wounded t he deer, by waiting, you'll g ive the deer a chance to succ umb. If you don't wait, you may s tartle the wounded deer, c ausing him to jump-up and r un-off. Oftentimes the longer you d elay your search for the d eer, the more your odds will i ncrease for recovering that a nimal. 4) Get a bearing. Before you leave your tree s tand or ground blind, use y our compass or global posit ioning system (GPS) receive r to mark the direction of f light the deer takes away f rom your tree stand to the l ast point where you've spott ed the deer. Take another bearing to m ark the place where you t hink you've heard the deer f all, because the terrain may l ook differently once you're a t ground level. Taking these bearings will h elp you stay on-course as y ou travel from your stand to w here you expect to recover y our deer. 5) Identify the point of i mpact. When you leave your s tand, go directly to the spot w here you think the shot has h it the deer. Search for hair, blood, b one and stomach content. The hair you discover o ften will tell you where the s hot has hit the deer. The deer's shortest and d arkest hair covers the top of h is back; his stomach will h ave the lightest-colored and l ongest hair; and he will have s hort white hairs under his c hin, inside his ears and on h is tail. Too, if you locate blood w ith air bubbles in it, you've m ore than likely made a lung s hot. If you find stomach cont ent, you've probably hit the d eer low and may need to w ait several hours before you b egin tracking the animal. Try to obtain all the inforTen Steps for Finding Downed Whitetail Deer See DEER, p a g e 4B Courtesy pho to On Saturday, Dec. 5, the Lake Placid Varsity Girls Soccer team hosted a car wash at Bank of America in support of a fellow student, Alex Barajas, and his family who are going through difficult times, especially during this holiday season. Because of the great support of the community, the girls were able to raise close to $400 to donate to the family. Coach Merlo would like to thank everyone that stopped by to help with the fundraiser, and would especially like to thank his coaching staff: Jose Resindez, Sarah Norris, Manolo Resindez, and Eulsi Ambrosio, as well as all of the parents for bringing the players during a very busy time of the year. The car wash was sponsored by South Ridge Soccer Club. Giving a wash, giving back News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Zack Bullock came up big Monday night, scoring 14 points and controlling the boards in Sebring's 54-51 win over visiting Liberty. Sebring54Liberty51 Blue Streaks hold off Charger charge See STREAKS, page 4B By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comDon't let the final score fool you. Monday's 74-54 win for Lake Placid over Vanguard in Lake Wales wasn't exactly a route from the get go, and it wasn't as if the Green Dragons were facing an outmanned, Class 1A squad. The Panthers, after all, had just taken Frostproof to double overtime before falling by two just a few nights earlier. And they held the lead in this game at halftime. "We've played there the last three years and always struggle to get Dragons fly past pesky Panthers Lake Placid74Vanguard54 See LP, p a g e 4B News-Sun file photo by DAN HOEHNE Kirk Veley was 4-of-6 from downtown in Lake Placid's win Monday night. By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comAVON PARK The Avon Park girls basketball team held off a third period press to beat Bartow 58-43 Monday night. "Our intensity was a little better tonight," said Avon Park head coach Paulette Daley. "We have had discussions about coming out with intensity right away, and that's how we can win games. This was a good example of that. We have some issues that we need to work on, but overall we played a good game." Both teams concentrated on defense, keeping the score at 8-8 after the first period, but Avon Park pushed hard in the second period, picking up 26 points with their press before the 34-16 first half finished. Bartow answered with their own press in the third, picking up 19 points, but not enough to fill the hole from the half. Markida Hawthorne led the Devils in scoring, abusing the outside corners for 20 points, but Bartow's Zykia Lewis captured top scoring for the game with 21 points. The Lady Devils played smart ball the last period, holding until pressed by Bartow and using the four corners effectively to run out the clock. "Composure, composure, composure. That is what we are working on. If we concentrate on getting out offense going at the beginning, and then hold composure in the second, we win games," Daley said. "We still have to work on that, although we are getting better. The urge is to rush in and make a play, but we have to maintain our composure." Jontavia Perry was the only other Devil in double figures, picking up 15 points. The ladies were back at it Tuesday night on the road at Frostproof, before returning home Friday for a match-up with Ft. Meade. Lady Devils swat Yellow Jackets Avon Park58Bartow43 News-Sun photo by BETH BALDRIDG E Markida Hawthorne lead the Lady Devils with 20 points in Monday's win over visiting Bartow.

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Last trip of the yearSEBRING Sebring Kayak Tours has one more outing scheduled for this year Arbuckle Creek/Istokpoga Park in the Afternoon on Saturday, Dec. 11 at 2 p.m. They will meet and launch at Istokpoga Park off of Hwy 98 east of Spring Lake and head out on the lake and wiggle our way up on Arbuckle Creek to our favorite stop and then back to Lake Istokpoga Park. Aperfect trip to bring out the kids (bring lunch/snacks) The weather is great. Cool air and the sun out? Can't beat that! If you have never kayaked before, this is the perfect trip for first timers. Avery easy, slow-paced, six-mile trip (approx 3 hours) through one of the most beautiful waterways in the area. Different types of birds are typically present this time of the year. The last couple of times we were there a monkey was spotted and he invited himself on the kayak for a snack. Too cool! Cost for the trip is $39 per person single or tandem kayak or $19 per person bringing their own kayak. To register, please call 863-202-0815 or send an email to SebringKayakTours@yahoo.com .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.Lunch for BowlersLAKEPLACID Hot dogs, hamburgers, cheeseburgers and sausage sandwiches will be featured at a food sale Saturday, Dec. 11, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in front of Lake Placid's "Do It Best" Quality Hardware in the Winn Dixie Plaza. All of the proceeds to to benefit the Youth Bowlers of Royal Palms scholarship program in which more than 40 youth bowlers are currently involved. Bring your family and friends and come buy lunch from the Youth Bowlers of Royal Palms.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 Flori da Community College baseball progra m will be hosting a Youth Holiday Cam p Dec. 20-22 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m each day for children ages 6-14. Cost for the camp is $80 per perso n, with a $5 discount for families with mo re than one child participating. SFCC Head Coach Rick Hitt will ser ve as showcase director, with the help of assistant coach Andy Polk and Panth er players. The camp is designed to provide qua lity baseball instruction, with emphasis o n fundamentals and improvement in a ll areas of the game. Each day, campers will have the oppo rtunity to improve their skills and baseba ll knowledge. Players are to bring their own glov e, cap, bat and any individual baseball atti re to Panther Field at the SFCC campus in Avon Park. To register, go to www.southflorida.ed u and select the baseball site. Click on "baseball winter camps," th en print out Admissions Application an d Emergency Treatment forms. Mail the forms as indicated on t he application form or register by phone at one of the Panther Baseball lines at exte nsion 7036 Avon Park/Sebring: 45 36661; Lake Placid: 465-5300; Arcadi a: 494-7500; Wauchula: 773-2252. All camp participants will receive a camp T-shirt.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 England1020.833379269 N.Y. Jets930.750267232 Miami660.500215238 Buffalo2100.167243333 South WLTPctPFPA Jacksonville750.583257300 Indianapolis660.500317290 Houston570.417288321 Tennessee570.417263235 North WLTPctPFPA Pittsburgh930.750267191 Baltimore840.667260201 Cleveland570.417229239 Cincinnati2100.167255322 West WLTPctPFPA Kansas City840.667295237 Oakland660.500283269 San Diego660.500323253 Denver390.250256333NATIONAL CONFERENCEEast WLTPctPFPA N.Y. Giants840.667308247 Philadelphia840.667344281 Washington570.417222293 Dallas480.333294336 South WLTPctPFPA Atlanta1020.833304233 New Orleans930.750299227 Tampa Bay750.583243251 Carolina1110.083154307 North WLTPctPFPA Chicago930.750246192 Green Bay840.667303182 Minnesota570.417227253 Detroit2100.167278306 West WLTPctPFPA Seattle660.500240289 St. Louis660.500232237 San Francisco480.333203259 Arizona390.250200338 ___ Thursday's Game Philadelphia 34, Houston 24 Sunday's Games Green Bay 34, San Francisco 16 Kansas City 10, Denver 6 Minnesota 38, Buffalo 14 Jacksonville 17, Tennessee 6 Cleveland 13, Miami 10 Chicago 24, Detroit 20 N.Y. Giants 31, Washington 7 New Orleans 34, Cincinnati 30 Oakland 28, San Diego 13 Seattle 31, Carolina 14 St. Louis 19, Arizona 6 Atlanta 28, Tampa Bay 24 Dallas 38, Indianapolis 35, OT Pittsburgh 13, Baltimore 10 Monday's Game New England 45, N.Y. Jets 3 Thursday, Dec. 9 Indianapolis at Tennessee, 8:20 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 12 N.Y. Giants at Minnesota, 1 p.m. Tampa Bay at Washington, 1 p.m. Cleveland at Buffalo, 1 p.m. Green Bay at Detroit, 1 p.m. Oakland at Jacksonville, 1 p.m. Cincinnati at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m. Atlanta at Carolina, 1 p.m. Seattle at San Francisco, 4:05 p.m. St. Louis at New Orleans, 4:05 p.m. Kansas City at San Diego, 4:15 p.m. Denver at Arizona, 4:15 p.m. New England at Chicago, 4:15 p.m. Miami at N.Y. Jets, 4:15 p.m. Philadelphia at Dallas, 8:20 p.m. Monday, Dec. 13 Baltimore at Houston, 8:30 p.m.EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLPctGB Boston164.800 New York139.5914 Toronto813.381812Philadelphia614.30010 New Jersey615.2861012Southeast Division WLPctGB Orlando156.714 Atlanta148.636112Miami148.636112Charlotte713.350712Washington613.3168 Central Division WLPctGB Chicago118.579 Indiana109.5261 Cleveland713.350412Milwaukee713.350412Detroit714.3335WESTERN CONFERENCESouthwest Division WLPctGB San Antonio173.850 Dallas164.8001 New Orleans137.6504 Memphis814.36410 Houston713.35010 Northwest Division WLPctGB Utah166.727 Denver136.684112Oklahoma City148.6362 Portland911.4506 Minnesota516.2381012Pacific Division WLPctGB L.A. Lakers146.700 Phoenix119.5503 Golden State812.4006 L.A. Clippers517.22710 Sacramento415.211912___ Sunday's Games Boston 100, New Jersey 75 New York 116, Toronto 99 Detroit 102, Cleveland 92 Oklahoma City 114, Golden State 109 San Antonio 109, New Orleans 84 Denver 108, Memphis 107 Phoenix 125, Washington 108 Portland 100, L.A. Clippers 91 Monday's Games Indiana 124, Toronto 100 Atlanta 80, Orlando 74 New York 121, Minnesota 114 Chicago 99, Oklahoma City 90 Miami 88, Milwaukee 78 Utah 94, Memphis 85 L.A. Clippers 98, Sacramento 91 Tuesday's Games New Jersey at Atlanta, late Denver at Charlotte, late Cleveland at Philadelphia, late Golden State at Dallas, late Detroit at Houston, late Phoenix at Portland, late Washington at L.A. Lakers, late Wednesday's Games Denver at Boston, 7 p.m. Chicago at Cleveland, 7 p.m. Toronto at New York, 7:30 p.m. Indiana at Milwaukee, 8 p.m. Oklahoma City at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Detroit at New Orleans, 8 p.m. Golden State at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m. Memphis at Phoenix, 9 p.m. Miami at Utah, 9 p.m. Washington at Sacramento, 10 p.m. L.A. Lakers at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m.EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLOTPtsGFGA Pittsburgh1982409167 Philadelphia1774389569 N.Y. Rangers16121338377 New Jersey8172185081 N.Y. Islanders5155155383 Northeast Division WLOTPtsGFGA Montreal1782367153 Boston1483317250 Ottawa12142266181 Buffalo11133256873 Toronto10124245976 Southeast Division WLOTPtsGFGA Washington1883399679 Tampa Bay1593338494 Atlanta15103338880 Carolina11123257584 Florida11140226466WESTERN CONFERENCECentral Division WLOTPtsGFGA Detroit1753378667 Chicago15122329084 Columbus15101317071 St. Louis1394306772 Nashville1286306568 Northwest Division WLOTPtsGFGA Vancouver1483318064 Colorado13103299182 Minnesota11114266376 Edmonton10124247093 Calgary11142247482 Pacific Division WLOTPtsGFGA Dallas1682347669 Phoenix1376327472 Los Angeles15100306961 San Jose1394307873 Anaheim13133297187 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. ___ Sunday's Games Philadelphia 3, N.Y. Islanders 2 Ottawa 3, N.Y. Rangers 1 Chicago 4, Calgary 2 Phoenix 3, Anaheim 0 St. Louis 3, Vancouver 2 Monday's Games Toronto 5, Washington 4, SO Columbus 3, Dallas 2, SO Pittsburgh 2, New Jersey 1 Atlanta 3, Nashville 2, OT San Jose 5, Detroit 2 Tuesday's Games Buffalo at Boston, late Ottawa at Montreal, late Colorado at Florida, late Tampa Bay at Calgary, late Anaheim at Edmonton, late Wednesday's Games San Jose at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Toronto at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m. Nashville at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Dallas at Chicago, 8:30 p.m. Anaheim at Vancouver, 10 p.m. EAST Clarion 92, Michigan-Dearborn 67 Delaware St. 75, Maine 56 Edinboro 113, Penn State-Greater Allegh 46 Lafayette 76, Sacred Heart 71 N.J. City 84, Lehman 53 Providence 91, Brown 64 Susquehanna 76, Misericordia 74 Yale 74, Albany, N.Y. 53 SOUTH Furman 81, UNC Greensboro 68 Georgetown, Ky. 117, Brescia 71 Indianapolis 92, King, Tenn. 82 St. Catherine 95, Life 80 The Citadel 72, St. Mary's, Md. 64 Wingate 62, Carson-Newman 53 Xavier, NO 85, Loyola, N.O. 66 MIDWEST Carleton 70, Concordia, Moor. 66 Grand Valley St. 79, Olivet 45 Gustavus 74, St. Olaf 66 Iowa St. 85, SE Missouri 58 Kalamazoo 83, Oberlin 62 Kansas St. 89, Alcorn St. 55 Lawrence 73, Wis. Lutheran 62 Michigan 86, Concordia, Mich. 65 St. John's, Minn. 80, Hamline 72 St. Mary's, Minn. 79, Bethel, Minn. 64 St. Thomas, Minn. 65, Augsburg 61 SOUTHWEST Arkansas St. 85, Lyon 42 Houston 64, Nevada 61 FAR WEST Washington 94, Portland 72BASEBALLAmerican League BALTIMORE ORIOLESAcquired 3B Mark Reynolds and a player to be named or cash from Arizona for RHP David Hernandez and RHP Kam Mickolio. BOSTON RED SOXAcquired 1B Adrian Gonzalez from San Diego for OF Reymond Fuentes, RHP Casey Kelly, 1B Anthony Rizzo and a player to be named. TORONTO BLUE JAYSAcquired 2B Brett Lawrie from Milwaukee for RHP Shaun Marcum. National League ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKSAgreed to terms with INF Melvin Mora on a oneyear contract. CHICAGO CUBSNamed Mark Riggins pitching coach. NEW YORK METSAgreed to terms with INF Russ Adams and C Dusty Ryan on minor league contracts. SAN DIEGO PADRESAgreed to terms with RHP Aaron Harang on a one-year contract.BASKETBALLNational Basketball Association NBASuspended Los Angeles Clippers F Brian Cook two games for flagrant foul, penalty two against Portland C Joel Przybilla and Portland G Andre Miller one game for excessive and unnecessary contact with Los Angeles F Blake Griffin during a Dec. 5 game.FOOTBALLNational Football League NFLFined Baltimore LB Jameel McClain $40,000 for his helmet hit on Pittsburgh TE Heath Miller and Baltimore NT Haloti Ngata $15,000 for hitting Ben Roethlisberger's helmet and breaking his nose during Sunday's game. DENVER BRONCOSFired coach Josh McDaniels. Named running backs coach Eric Studesville interim coach. TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERSPlaced CB Aqib Talib and C Jeff Faine on injured reserve.HOCKEYNational Hockey League CHICAGO BLACKHAWKSAssigned F Jeremy Morin to Rockford (AHL). DALLAS STARSRecalled LW Francis Wathier from the Texas (AHL). NEW YORK ISLANDERSSent D Dylan Reese to Bridgeport (AHL). PITTSBURGH PENGUINSF Bill Guerin announced his retirement. WASHINGTON CAPITALSRecalled C Mathieu Perreault from Hershey (AHL).COLLEGECOLORADONamed Jon Embree football coach and signed him to five-year contract. DUQUESNEAgreed to terms with football coach Jerry Schmitt on a contract extension through 2013-14. LONGWOODFired women's basketball coach Kristin Caruso. Named Bill Reinson women's interim basketball coach. LOUISIANA TECHAnnounced sophomore F Darius Redding has been declared academically ineligible for the winter quarter. SAN DIEGO STATESigned football coach Brady Hoke to a two-year contract extension through 2015. TEXASAnnounced resignation of offensive coordinator Greg Davis. Announced retirement of offensive line coach Mac McWhorter and defensive line coach-special teams coordinator Mike Tolleson. VASSARNamed John Cox men's tennis coach. VILLANOVASuspended freshman F JayVaughn Pinkston for rest of the season after he was charged with assault. LOCALSCHEDULE SPORTSSNAPSHOTS THESCOREBOARD Lake Placid FRIDAY: Boys Basketball at Tenoroc,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Basketball vs.Tenoroc,6/7:30 p.m.; Boys Soccer vs.Avon Park,7:30 p.m.; Girls Soccer at Avon Park,6:30 p.m.; Girls Weightlifting at LaBelle,6 p.m. TUESDAY: Boys Basketball at Frostproof,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Basketball vs.Frostproof, 6/7:30 p.m.; Boys Soccer at Mulberry,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Soccer vs.Mulberry,6/7:30 p.m. Sebring 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. FRIDAY: Girls Basketball at Ridge,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Weightlifting at LaBelle,6 p.m. SATURDAY: Wrestling at Okeechobee Tournament,10 a.m. MONDAY: Girls Basketball at Osceola,7 p.m.; Boys Soccer at Lake Wales,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Soccer vs.Avon Park,7 p.m. Walker THURSDAY: Boys Basketball vs.City of Life,7:30 p.m.; Girls Basketball vs.City of Life, 6 p.m. MONDAY: Boys Basketball at Vanguard,7:30 p.m.; Girls Basketball at Vanguard,6 p.m. THURSDAY,Dec.16: Boys Basketball vs.Sonrise Christian,6 p.m.; Girls Basketball at Santa Fe Catholic,6 p.m. Heartland Christian FRIDAY,Dec.17: Boys Basketball vs.Wellington Christian,6:30 p.m.; JV Basketball vs.Sonrise Christian,4 p.m. TUESDAY,Jan.4: Boys Basketball at Wellington Christian,American Airlines Arena, Miami,2 p.m. THURSDAY,Jan.6: JV Basketball vs.Moore Haven,6 p.m. Avon Park FRIDAY: Boys Basketball at Ft.Meade,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Basketball vs.Ft.Meade, 6/7:30 p.m.; Boys Soccer at Lake Placid,7:30 p.m.; Girls Soccer vs.Lake Placid,6:30 p.m.; Girls Weightlifting at LaBelle,6 p.m. SATURDAY: Wrestling at Okeechobee Tournament,10 a.m. MONDAY: Girls Soccer at Sebring,7 p.m. C C O O L L L L E E G G E E B B A A S S K K E E T T B B A A L L L L W WE E D D N N E E S S D D A A Y Y 7 7 p p . m m . Seton Hall at Arkansas . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 9 9 p p . m m . Bradley at Duke . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 9 9 :: 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Kentucky vs. Notre Dame . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N NT TH H U U R R S S D D A A Y Y 7 7 p p . m m . Kent State at Florida . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 9 9 p p . m m . Butler at Xavier . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 99 p p . m m . Georgetown at Temple . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2Times, games, channels all subject to change G G O O L L F F W WE E D D N N E E S S D D A A Y Y 3 3 p p . m m . Dubai Ladies Masters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . G G O O L L F FT TH H U U R R S S D D A A Y Y 9 9 : : 3 3 0 0 a a . m m . EuroPGA Dunhill Championship . . . . G G O O L L F F 3 3 p p . m m . Dubai Ladies Masters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . G G O O L L F F 8 8 p p . m m . Wendy's Three Tour Challenge . . . . . . . . G G OO L L F FN N B B A A W WE E D D N N E E S S D D A A Y Y 7 7 p p . m m . Denver at Boston . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 9 9 p p . m m . Miami at Utah . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . S S U U N NT TH H U U R R S S D D A A Y Y 8 8 p p . m m . Boston at Philadelphia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . T T N N T T 1 1 0 0 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Orlando at Portland . . . . . . . . . . . . . S S U U N N / / T T N N T T LIVESPORTSONTV NFL Transactions NBA NHL College Basketball Page 2BNews-Sun Wednesday, December 8, 2010www.newssun.co m

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www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, December 8, 2010Page 3B If you have a question or comment, write: NASCAR This Week, c/o The Gaston Gazette, P.O. Box 1538, Gastonia, NC 28053 or send an e-mail to mdutton@gastongazette.com Whats it going to take for these drivers to contend with Jimmie Johnson for the Sprint Cup championship? Denny Hamlin has to “nish in the top 10 in every Chase race, not just most of them. Kevin Harvick has to step it up in the Chase, having proven, once again, that season-long consistency will not win a championship over Johnson. Kyle Busch has to, well, grow up. Tony Stewart has to prove he can beat Hendrick equipment with, well, Hendrick equipment. Jeff Gordons got to start winning races again. His new crew chief, Alan Gustafson, has give the team an edge. Jamie McMurrays got to prove he can do more than just win races. Hes got to contend every week. Dale Earnhardt Jr. has to regain his con“dence. This involves shaking a gorilla from his back. Three Roush Fenway drivers „ Carl Edwards, Matt Kenseth and Greg Bif”e „ have to keep pushing the advantage they found late in 2010. Juan Pablo Montoyas got to be victorious, not just impressive. No one has bad luck all season long. Mark Martin has to prove hes got one more Chase in him. Whos hot: Brad Keselowski, the Nationwide champion, gets a Cup boost with the hiring of a new crew chief, Paul Wolfe. ... Like Jimmie Johnson, Carl Edwards is trying to keep a streak alive. Edwards won the 2010 seasons “ nal two races. Whos not: The coming season is still unsettled for Raybestos Rookie of the Year Kevin Conway. ... Scott Speed is also looking for a ride in the aftermath of his release from Team Red Bull. Keselowski SpeedSome highs and lows from the 2010 seasonHIGH: Jimmie Johnson won a record “fth consecutive Sprint Cup championship, which is even more impressive in that no one else in the sports history as won more than three. LOW: The exhortation of NASCAR vice president Robin Pemberton „ Have at it, boysŽ „ proved to be emblematic of the season that followed. An on-track feud between drivers Carl Edwards and Brad Keselowski boiled over in both the Cup and Nationwide Series. No one was hurt, but the crashes were scary and obviously intentional. HIGH: Denny Hamlins run for the championship was inspirational and heartbreaking. Hamlin persevered in spite of a knee injury that required surgery ƒ while he continued to race. He led Johnson by 33 points with two races remaining „ and won two more races „ but wound up losing the championship by 39. LOW: Dale Earnhardt Jr. continued to struggle. Ninety-three races have passed since his most recent victory. He will begin his fourth season at Hendrick Motorsports with his third crew chief, Steve Letarte. (A fourth, Brian Whitesell, took the reins for just one race.) He “nished 21st in the standings and collected only three top-“ve “nishes. HIGH: Another driver who didnt qualify for the Chase won the seasons two most prestigious races. Jamie McMurray captured both the Daytona 500 and the Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis. LOW: Upset at being criticized, NASCAR of“cials tried to “ne two drivers, Hamlin and Ryan Newman, in secrecy. Naturally, word leaked out, leading some to wonder what else the ruling body was hiding. HIGH: The seasons two races at Talladega Superspeedway produced a total of 175 lead changes. The individual numbers were 88 and 87, the two highest such totals in the sports history. LOW: Two of the sports more digni“ed drivers, Jeff Gordon and Jeff Burton, exchanged blows after Burton inexplicably wrecked Gordons Chevy under a caution ”ag at Texas Motor Speedway on Nov. 7. Its dif“cult to buy Burtons explanation that he didnt mean to do it on purpose. HIGH: The Raybestos Rookie of the Year in the Camping World Truck Series, Austin Dillon, actually won two races. LOW: The rookie of the year in Cup, Kevin Conway, never “nished higher than 14th and was 35th in the point standings. HIGH: The most improved performance came from Kevin Harvick, who improved his average “ nish from 19.9 in 2009 to 8.7 in 2010. Under the point system in place prior to 2004, Harvick would have “ nished the season with 295 points more than any other driver. V E R S U SFor most of the 2010 season, Busch grumbled and simmered about being cuffed around by Gordon. Payback was inevitable, and it came at the worst time, the Chase, for Gordon. Neither driver fared well in the Chase, but Buschs fateful Martinsville tap took Gordon right out of contention for what could, at the time, have been a fifth title. NASCAR This Weeks Monte Dutton gives his take: The Martinsville incident was one of many between the two former champions. The strategic relevance was that Gordons 20th-place finish left him 203 points out of the Chase lead at the time, meaning basically that it was game, set, match.ŽKURT BUSCH VS. JEFF GORDON This Week welcomes letters to the editor, but please be aware that we have room for only a few each week. Well do our best to select the best, but individual replies are impossible due to the bulk of mail received. Please do not send stamped and self-addressed envelopes with your letters, which should be addressed to: NASCAR This Week, The Gaston Gazette, P.O. Box 1538, Gastonia, N.C. 28053.A Preferred System?Dear NASCAR This Week, How about this system? Only 12 drivers can win, so I maintain that those drivers should receive all the points. ƒ Take the 12 drivers who are in the Chase and give them points on how they finished among the 12. ƒ This Chase would really be a tight scramble. Bill Dunbar Birmingham, Iowa Tony Stewart has favored this format for several years.Method To Madness?Dear NASCAR This Week, I am hoping you can clear this up for me. I cant understand how non-profit and organizations run by the government can sponsor a race car. Such examples are Red Cross, National Guard and Army. It seems like the large amount of money used to advertise could be spent better on a lot of families and put to better use. Mary Meny Haubstadt, Ind. The idea, with charitable organizations, is for the money spent on sponsorships to produce much more money in contributions. With the armed forces, the idea is to use the sponsorship to increase recruitment. How well that works probably varies, but that is the idea. Kurt Busch Jeff GordonWeve got a lot of racing left, but when were winning at places were not supposed to, you better watch out.Ž „ Jimmie Johnson after winning the Food City 500 at Bristol. I like Jimmie as good as anybody, but for the sake of the sport, one of the two of us (Harvick, Hamlin) needs to make something happen.Ž „ Kevin Harvick during the Chase. Two tires won the race, but when youve got two tires in dirty air, its no good.Ž „ Dale Earnhardt Jr., after “nishing eighth in the Samsung Mobile 500 at Texas. The 48 (Johnson) is testing my patience. Im hard to get mad, and Im (ticked) off.Ž „ Jeff Gordon after the Aarons 499 at Talladega. If wed have kept those guys a lap down, that wouldve been sel“sh.Ž „ Dave Rogers winning crew chief, on allowing a mass wave-aroundŽ during an early caution period in the Heath Calhoun 400 at Richmond. When you play at home, thats when you want to win the most.Ž „ Tony Stewart from Columbus, Ind., at Indianapolis. Hes real aggressive. Thats cool, but when he starts affecting me with his aggressiveness ƒ I just will not put up with it. Ive been around here long enough. I just will not tolerate it.Ž „ Jeff Burton referring to Kyle Busch after Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte. Theres just a pit that develops in your stomach and doesnt go away. Its the championship pit, and its there.Ž „ Johnson Points? I chipped away, but I didnt chip away much.Ž „ Kyle Busch after a fourth at Martinsville. In the World Series, when a pitchers not doing his job, they put another one in that can.Ž „ Johnson referring to pit-crew swap at Texas. I wonder if anyone else will ever win “ve of these things in a row, but next year were going for six, so away we go.Ž „ owner Rick Hendrick after Johnson extended his consecutive championships. I wont turn on the television, watch any racing. Remove myself from it. I know what I need to do, what my team has to do. I dont want to hear what anybody else has to say.Ž … Johnson before the “ nal race. „ Compiled by Monte Dutton  b l“ h Ž D R i i Memorable comments from the 2010 season By Monte DuttonNASCAR This WeekAt the moment, there is no direct correlation between popularity and performance at NASCARs level. Dale Earnhardt Jr., who won a fan vote to become the Sprint Cup Series Most Popular Driver for the eighth year in a row, finished a mere 21st in the point standings. It wasnt without its high points: Earnhardt had a pole, three top-five finishes and eight top 10s. He failed, however, to make the Chase for the second time in as many year and fourth time in the past six. The third-generation driver „ father Dale won seven championships and grandfather Ralph was a legendary short-track champion „ has won just one Cup race in the last four seasons. My fan base has stayed strong,Ž said Earnhardt Jr. Its become an important honor each year for me, and Im glad that fans still feel their support for me. I appreciate their dedication and loyalty.Ž Believe it or not, Earnhardt isnt the all-time leader in Most Popular Driver awards. Bill Elliott, still active at age 55, won the award 10 years in a row and 16 times overall before withdrawing from considerationŽ after claiming the award for the 16th time in 2002. The latest attempt to get Earnhardt back up to speedŽ is a change of crew chiefs. Three of the four drivers at Hendrick Motorsports will be matched with different crew chiefs. Steve Letarte, formerly with Jeff Gordon, will now direct Earnhardts efforts. Lance McGrew moves to Mark Martins team, and Alan Gustafson will now work with Gordon. For obvious reasons, the pairing of five-time champion Jimmie Johnson with Chad Knaus will remain intact. Earnhardts star has dimmed since he finished third in the 2003 standings and won a career-best six races the following year. He hasnt won more than a single race in any season since. His career victory total, 18, ranks him in a tie for 38th place all-time. Since moving from what was then Dale Earnhardt Inc., to Hendrick Motorsports, in 2008, Earnhardt has won only once, at Michigan International Speedway on June 15, 2008. His winless streak is now 93 races.Cant Get Enough JuniorEight straight Most Popular Driver wins for Earnhardt Jr.John Clark/ NASCAR This WeekWithout an official win in 2010, the fans still love Dale Earnhardt Jr. The Hendrick driver was named Most Popular Driver an ei ghth straight time. Hamlin Stewart McMurray MontoyaShortys Link To RacingShorty Rollins (1929-98), of Pensacola, Fla., was NASCARs Rookie of the Year in 1958 but only competed in parts of three seasons in stock car racings premier series. Rollins won a race on July 16, 1958, at State Line Speedway in Busti, N.Y. The top three finishers „ Rollins, Bob Duell and Ken Johnson „ all drove Fords. The only familiar name in the top 10 at that 1/3-mile dirt track (the race was 150 laps/50 miles) was Lee Petty, who finished eighth. It was the only race that track ever hosted in what was then known as the Grand National Division of NASCAR. S h t  L i k T R i Feb. 12 ................x-Bud Shootout Feb. 17 ...............x-Gatorade Duel Feb. 20 ..........................Daytona Feb. 27 ............................Phoenix March 6 .......................Las Vegas March 20 ...........................Bristol March 27 .........................Fo ntana April 3 .......................Martinsville April 9 ..................................Texas April 17 ........................Talladega April 30 ..............................Richmond May 7 ...........................Darlington May 15 ................................Dover May 21 ..................x-All-Star Race May 29 ..........................Charlotte June 5 ...............................Kansas June 12 .............................Pocono June 19 .......................... Michigan June 26 ...........................Sonoma July 2 ...............................Daytona July 9 ..............................Kentucky July 17 ...............................Loudon July 31 ...................... Indianapolis Aug. 7 ...............................Pocono Aug. 14 ...................Watkins Glen Aug. 21 ..........................Michigan Aug. 27 ...............................Bristol Sept. 4 ..............................Atlanta Sept. 10 ....................... Richmond Chase for The Championship Sept. 18 ...........................Chicago Sept. 25 ............................Loudon Oct. 2 ...................................Dover Oct. 9 ................................Kansas Oct. 15 ...........................Charlotte Oct. 23 ..........................Talladega Oct. 30 .............................Martinsville Nov. 6 ...................................Texas Nov. 13 ............................Phoenix Nov. 20 .........................Homestead x-Non-points event 2011 SPRINT CUP SCHEDULE

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going in that gym," head coach David Veley said. "We came out flat to start the game, Kirk (Veley) and Andre (Wilson) picked up two quick fouls each and were on the bench and we were down seven at the end of the first quarter." But Devonta Chisolm (9 points) kept Lake Placid around with a couple big threes while Wilson and Veley were stuck on the pines, and when the two were brought back in with five minutes to go in the second, the lead was down to three by halftime. During the break, the Dragons changed their defensive scheme and it soon paid big dividends. "We went to a full-court zone press into a two-three zone half-court defense and went on a double-digit run to start the half," Veley said. "Trey (Fleming) was able to take advantage of his athletic ability in the middle of the press, making several picks and converting to lay-ups." His inside scoring was balanced by Kirk Veley's outside touch, hitting a trio of threes in the third to open up the lead to a 14point spread heading into the final frame. Switching to a man-toman defense, Vanguard tried to change things up themselves, but that played right into Lake Placid's hands as they soon took advantage with pick and rolls creating scoring opportunities inside for Fleming, Veley and Wilson. Between their own hustling defense and the Dragons constant pressure, the Panthers soon fatigued and Lake Placid locked it down for the 20-point win that felt anything but lopsided. "That's probably a better group they've had in the three years I've seen them," coach Veley said. "They have a point guard (Steven Garcia) who's going to play at St. Leo next year, Dedrick Brinson had averaged 31 points in their first couple games, so they have some talent there." And yet it was Andrew Kronsbien who lead Vanguard this night, scoring 23 to lead the Panthers and tie for game high honors. He shared that with Fleming, who added seven rebounds and three steals to his 23 points. Wilson added 21 points, six rebounds and three steals while Veley scored 19, with eight rebounds, five assists and three steals. The Dragons were back at it Tuesday, facing the Miners of Ft. Meade before traveling to Tenoroc for a district contest Friday. Page 4BNews-SunWednesday, December 8, 2010www.newssun.com 6 MONTH MEMBERSHIPS NOW AVAILABLE (863) 382-0500 € 3201 Golfview Rd. € Sebring(863) 382-0744for 9 Hole Executive RatesPrices good thru 12/31/10 Incl. Tax & CartMonday thru Friday:8am … 1pm $25By 8, After 1 $20 Saturday & Sunday: $20 SERVICE … 6 DAYS A WEEK 2833 Hwy 27 S. € Avon Park € 453-CART (2278) Email us at: ezgotxt@aol.comAmerican Golf Cart Golf Cart BatteriesFrom $6495& Up+ Tax & ExchangeCLEARANCE2007 CartsWhile They Last! Battery Charger Repair NEW & USEDGas & ElectricGolf Carts 2-4 PassengerVehiclesReconditionedGolf Carts We Buy Old Carts mation you can from the place where you've hit the deer. 6) Follow blood and tracks. If there's no blood trail, you may have to rely on tracks and what you've already seen and heard to find your buck. Study the tracks of the animal, noting the size and shape. Identify any characteristics that will help you distinguish this deer's track from another's. 7) Leave a flagging-tape trail, which will enable you to see the deer's direction of travel. You also can find your way back to your tree stand and the last place where you've located the deer's blood with flagging tape. 8) Go slow. Many hunters fail to find the deer they've shot because they hurry too much and lose the trails. Go as slowly as required to stay on the trail, even if you have to get on your hands and knees to search for pinhead-sized drops of blood or study tracks. 9) Look up. Oftentimes you may find no blood on the ground. But if you'll look up, you may pinpoint blood waisthigh on trees, bushes and leaves, due to the surroun ding foliage smearing-off t he running deer's blood before it can fall to the ground, esp ecially if you've made a lun g shot. 10) Know what to do wh en the blood runs-out or the tra il stops. When the blood trail end s, and I no can longer find a trail, I hang flagging tape as high in the tree as possible to allow me to see it from a lon g distance. Then I begin to walk in a circle, expanding the radi us of the circle with each rev olution. If you have a GPS receiv er that will mark a trail as yo u walk in a circle, you can s ee on the receiver's scre en where you've walked. Many times when t he deer's trail runs-out, you 'll discover the deer within 10 0 yards of the trail's end. Knowing that a wound ed deer often tries to bury-up in thick cover, thorough ly check-out downed tree s, brush piles and any oth er thick-cover areas within th at 100-yard circle. Also, continue scannin g for tracks and blood whi le you walk the circle. I may follow a deer for 4 hours or longer using the se steps before recovering t he animal. These tactics will work f or you too. Continued from 1B Deer tracking after the shot l ine, giving evidence as to h ow big a lead they could h ave had and how costly the m issed freebies can be. But Liberty was about to r eturn the favor, missing f our straight free throws to b egin the fourth before a W atson lay-up made it 393 7. Sebring then missed the f ront end of a one-and-one, b ut a battle for the rebound s aw a Charger player save t he ball from going out of b ounds, right into S olebello's hands for a q uick putback and his first b ucket of the game. But Liberty bounced b ack, scoring six straight for a 43-41 edge before Bullock p owered inside to knot t hings up again. Taylor and Benjamin N aules traded scores, but S mith canned a three and S ebring could only answer w ith one-of-two free throws. The Chargers then missed a nother pair at the line and B ullock got loose inside to t ie it again at 48-48. Smith would answer back w ith yet another three pointe r, but Sutton followed suit f rom downtown to make it 5 1-51 with 1:16 left to play. The Blue Streak defense g ot a stop and Solebello s oon found himself with an o pen 15 footer, which w ouldn't go down. But Solebello followed h is own shot, with the initial f ollow also caroming off, b efore his ensuing tip found t he bottom of the net Another defensive stop l ead to Taylor being fouled a nd one of two free throws made it 54-51 with 11.9 seconds left. The last-second scrambling that followed saw Smith able to get off a contested three that was short and left, bouncing harmlessly down to the floor as the buzzer sounded. "We got away with one tonight," a relieved Harris said afterward. "But you know, I hate to keep saying this with the football players, but a guy like Trini (Sutton) has had, really, only about four or five practices, and he and Zack (Bullock) are still able to step up and do big things. When we go through the Christmas break and have a chance to get more practices in, I think we're going to come out much, much better." Their district record now back to an even 2-2, Sebring looks to add number three Thursday with a visit from Ridge Community. Continued from 1B News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Struggling with his outside shot most of the night, Tobey Solebello went inside for two crucial scores late in the Blue Streaks win Monday night. Streaks move to 2-2 in district play Special to the News-SunLAKE PLACID Royal Palms of Lake Placid Youth Bowling League for ages seven-and-up starts the new season on Saturday, Jan. 8. New bowlers are welcome with a sign-up fee of $25, which includes a shirt. Bowling is every Saturday morning at 9:30 a.m. through April. The weekly cost of $11 goes toward games of bowling, shoes and the prize fun d. All youth bowlers are th en eligible for reduced rate op en bowling (some restrictio ns apply) and free bowling wi th instructions on Friday's fro m 4-6 p.m. must be accomp anied by an adult. Come out for instructio n and a good time. For more information ca ll Frank Peterson at 382-954 1 or Donna Stanley at 44 14897. Youth Bowling League Continued from 1B News-Sun file photo by DAN HOEHNE T rey Fleming lead Lake Placid with 23 points in Monday's w in at Vanguard. LP storms back The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN

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www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, December 8, 2010Page 5B T he Community Calendar prov ides a brief listing of local c lubs and organizations who m eet on a regular basis. It is t he responsibility of the group t o update the News-Sunon any c hanges in this listing by calling 3 85-6155, ext. 516; send any c hanges by e-mail to e ditor@newssun.com;or mail t hem to News-SunCommunity C alendar, 2227 U.S. 27 South, S ebring, FL33870. T ODAY Adult Children of A lcoholics and Dysfunctional F amilies. New Life Group m eets Wednesdays at 11:30 a .m. at Grace Bible Church, 4 453 Thunderbird Road, S ebring. For details, call 4460 461. For details on the organiz ation, go to www.adultchild ren.org. American Legion Post 25 L ake Placid has lounge hours f rom 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Burgers s erved from 5-7 p.m.Live music i s from 5-8 p.m. For details, call 4 65-7940. American Legion Post 74 o pen noon to 8 p.m. Hot dogs s erved. Happy Hour 4-6 p.m. C all 471-1448. AmVets Ladies Auxiliary P ost 21 meets at 11 a.m. the s econd Wednesday at Blue C rab Restaurant, Sebring. All m embers welcome. Avon Park Noon Rotary C lub meets noon, Rotary Club B uilding, on corner of Verona A venue and Pine Street, Avon P ark. BALANCE, Lives in T ransition, Inc. Qi-GONG R elaxation classes every W ednesday from 2:45-3 p.m. A ll classes and support groups a re at 4023 Sun 'N Lake Blvd., S ebring. Call 386-5687. Balance Transitions ( Support Group For People S uffering From Mental I llness) m eets every Wednesday at 1 p .m. at 4023 Sun 'N Lake B lvd., Sebring. Call 386-5687. BALANCE, Lives in T ransition, Inc. Family and C aregiver Support Group m eets the second Wednesday o f the month from 10:30 a.m. to n oon at Daybreak Office,1346 U S 27 North, Lake Placid. Bridge Club of Sebring ( American Contract Bridge C lub)plays duplicate games at 1 2:30 p.m. at 347 Fernleaf A ve., Sebring. Call 385-8118. The Bridgettes meet at 1 2:15 p.m. at Sebring R ecreation Center to play b ridge. For details, call Sandra Y ates at 655-5815. Christian Fellowship Group m eets 7 p.m. For details, call 3 81-9005 or 381-9007. Country Swingers has d ances at the Sebring R ecreation Club, 333 P omegranate Ave., Sebring. M embership is required. B eginners dancing from 5:156 :15 p.m. Advanced dancing is f rom 6:30-8:30 p.m. New d ances taught every other w eek. Call 655-2398. Fraternal Order of Eagles 4 240 Aerie meets at 7 p.m. the s econd and fourth Wednesday a t the club, 12921 U.S. 98, S ebring. For details call 6554 007. Heartland Herpetological S ociety meets 7 p.m., second W ednesday, Room 315, C racker Trail Elementary S chool, Sebring. Call 385-6826 o r 465-2228 for details.Heartland Horses & H andicapped Inc. is offering p ony rides every Monday and W ednesday from 4:30-6:30 p .m., weather permitting. $5 d onation per child. Call 4520 006 for more information. All proceeds raised support our free equine assisted riding program for adults and children with special needs, which resumes in September. Highlands County Narcotics Anonymous meets at 8 p.m. at the Lakeside house, 1513 S. Highlands Ave., AvonPark. For details, call the 24-hour hotline 1-800-850-7347 or (941) 616-0460. Highlands County Traffic Safety Committee meets 10 a.m., conference room 3, Highlands County Agri-Civic Center, Sebring, second Wednesday. Highlands Senior Center is open every Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at their new clubhouse, 3400 Sebring Parkway (the old Lions Club). Two live bands to dance to and great lunches. All area seniors are invited to join the festivities. Call 386-0752. Highlands Shrine Club, 2606 State Road 17 South, Avon Park (between Avon Park and Sebring) meets from 8:3010:30 a.m. for coffee and doughnuts and socializing for members and any interested person. For details, call 3822208. Kiwanis Club of Sebring meets every Wednesday at noon at Homer's Restaurant. Call Grace Plants 273-1421 for more information. Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2661 is open to members and their guests. Shuffleboard is at 1:30 p.m. Mah-Jong from 1-5 p.m. Lounge opens at 12:30 p.m. Steak night on the second Wednesday of each month. For details, call 465-2661. Lake Placid Garden Club meets at 12:30 p.m. every second Wednesday (from September through May) for socialization and at 1 p.m. for dessert and beverage, followed by a meeting and gardening program at the Lake Placid Woman's Club, 10 N. Main Ave. For details, call 465-6106. Lake Placid Moose plays cards at night. Open to members and qualified guests only. Lake Placid Women of the Moose meets at 7 p.m. the second Wednesday at the lodge for a chapter night and enrollment. Loyal Order of Moose Highlands County Lodge No. 2494, 1318 W Bell St., Avon Park. Dinner served every Wednesday from 5:30-6:30 p.m.Call 452-0579. Narcotics Anonymous Never Alone Candlelight meets at 7 p.m. at 133 N. Butler Ave. in Avon Park, near the First Congregational Church. For information call Heartland area helpline (863) 683-0630. More information on other meetings and events at www.naflheartland.org. Over The Hill Gang meets 10:15 a.m., Jim's Pistolarrow Range for target shooting. For details, call 655-4505. Placid Lakes Bridge Club meets 1-3 p.m. second Wednesday at Placid Lakes Town Hall, 2010 Placid Lakes Blvd. Call 465-4888. Rotary Club of Lake Placid (Morning Rotary) meets at 6:44 a.m. at The Heron's Garden, 501 U.S. 27 North, Lake Placid, just north of the Tower. Visiting Rotarians always welcome. Coffee only is $2; full breakfast is $7. Call 465-4834. Sebring Eagles Club 4240 Aerie members meet at 7 p.m. second Wednesday at the club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring. For details, call 655-4007. Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 hosts Wacky Wednesday from 5-6:30 p.m. serving a varied menu of food for $5 and special drink prices. Lounge open from 3-10 p.m. Open to Elk members and guests. Music provided from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Smokefree environment. For details, call 471-3557. Sebring Jaycees meets 7:30 p.m., Jaycees Clubhouse, State Road 17, Sebring. Sebring Kiwanis meets noon, Homer's Smorgasbord, Sebring. Sebring Library has storytime at 10 a.m. for ages 3-5 except during holidays. Sebring Moose Lodge 2259 serves hamburgers, fries and fish sandwiches from 5-7 p.m. at 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. Beef franks and Italian sausages served from 1 p.m. to closing. There will be music from 4:307:30 p.m. For details, call 6553920. Sebring Recreation Club has ice cream shuffleboard at 1:15 p.m. at 333 Pomegranate Ave., Sebring. Call 385-2966. Suicide and Sudden Death Grief Support group meets every Wednesday, 6 p.m., at Unity Life Enrichment Center, 10417 Orange Blossom Blvd, Sebring. Facilitated by licensed therapist. Call 381-4410. Take Off Pounds Sensibly FL487 meets at 9 a.m. at Whispering Pines Baptist Church, 303 White Pine Drive, Sebring. For details, call 3827716 or 314-9485. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3800 plays poker at 2 p.m. at the post, 1224 County Road 621 East, Lake Placid. For more details, call 699-5444. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4300 plays euchre at 6:30 p.m. at the post, 2011 SE Lakeview Drive, Sebring. Service officer at post 12-3 p.m. For details, call 385-8902. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9853 Men's Auxiliary membership meeting is at 7 p.m. second Wednesday at the post, 75 N. Olivia Drive, Avon Park. Young Artists String Orchestra (YASO) rehearses each Wednesday at 5:15 p.m. at Lake Placid Church of the Nazarene (512 W. Interlake). We are looking for violin, viola, cello, and string bass players to be a part of this orchestra. For information, call Diane Osborne, conductor, at 6594541 or (503) 709-1440.THURSDAY Alzheimer's Association Support Group meets from 12 p.m. and from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Sebring Christian Church on Hammock Road. For details, call Lisa Rodriguez at 3853444. American Legion Placid Post 25 Lake Placid has lounge hours 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Card games played at 1 p.m. Pool tournament is 7 p.m. For details, call 465-7940. American Legion Post 74 open noon to 8 p.m. Customer Appreciation Day. Free food. Happy hour all day. Call 4711448. Avon Park Founders Garden Club meets the second Thursday of the month from September through May. Meetings are held at members' homes. Phone 452-1927 for more information. Avon Park Moose Lodge 2494 plays euchre at 7 p.m. at the lodge on Walnut Street. Bravehearts an Ala-Non support group, meets from 1-2 p.m. at Spring Lake Presbyterian Church. For details, call 655-3274. Bridge Club of Sebring (American Contract Bridge Club)plays novice duplicate games at 12:30 p.m. at 347 Fernleaf Ave., Sebring, November through May. For details, call 385-8118. Central Avon Park Jaycees meets 7:30 p.m., Recreation Center, North Verona Avenue, Avon Park. Disabled American Veterans Ridge Chapter 49 meets 7 p.m., American Legion Building, 528 N. Pine St., Sebring, second Thursday. Fletcher Music Club meets every Thursday and Tuesday at Fletcher Music Center in Lakeshore Mall, Sebring. For more details, call 385-3288. Fraternal Order of Eagles 4240 Aerie Auxiliary meets at 7 p.m. the second and fourth Thursday at the club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring. For details call 655-4007. Harmony Hoedowners Square Dance Club offers beginning dance lessons for new and returning dancers from 4-6 p.m. Thursday, and classes for last year's dancers from 2-4 p.m. at Reflections On Silver Lake in Avon Park. For more information, call Sam Dunn at 382-6792 or e-mail him at samdunn@samdunn.net. Heartland African Violet Society meets at 2:30 p.m. every second Thursday at Marina Cove at Highlands Ridge South off Powerline Road in the multipurpose room of Founder's Hall. Visitors are welcome. Call Shirley at 3855765 for details.Heartland Amputee Group meets at noon every second Thursday (October through April) at Handicapped Americans Love of Life Organization, 112 Medical Center Ave., Sebring, for a brown-bag lunch. Beverages provided. It is open to all levels of amputees, both recent and experienced, their family members and friends. For details, call 385-1196 or e-mail to hal loinc@embarqmail.com.Heartland Horses & Handicapped Inc. provides free assisted riding sessions for adults and children with special needs from 9-11 a.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday at 118 W. College Drive, AvonPark.Call Mary McClelland, coordinator, 4520006. Highlands County Narcotics Anonymous meets at 8 p.m. at St. Agnes Episcopal Church on Lakeview Drive in Sebring. For details, call the 24-hour hotline 1-800850-7347 or (941) 616-0460. Highlands Federated Republican Women meet second Thursday at Inn on the Lakes, Golfview Drive, Sebring. Social hour and Dutch treat dinner is at 5 p.m. Meeting begins at 6 p.m. All Republicans are invited. Call 453-6783. Highlands Lake Volunteer Fire and Rescue meets 7 p.m., at fire department, 2840 Highlands Blvd., Avon Park, second and fourth Thursday. Highlands County Corvette Club meets 7:30 p.m. on second Thursday, Sebring Elks Lodge, corner of Kenilworth Boulevard and Lakeview Drive. For more details, call 471-9829. Highlands Little Theatre Youth Showstoppers meet at 6 p.m. every second Thursday of the month. Learn what to do back stage as well as on stage. All youth between 6 and 18 are invited to attend. Call 385-2175. Hope Hospice grief support group meets at 11 a.m. every Thursday at the Avon Park Library, 100 N. Museum Ave. Call 382-0312. Lake Placid Chapter 260 Order of The Eastern Star meets at 7:30 p.m. second and fourth Thursday at the Masonic Lodge on Main Street in Lake Placid. No meetings from July through September. For details, call 465-4345. Lake Placid China Painters Club meets 10 a.m. on second Thursday at 10 North Main Ave., Lake Placid from September through May. For more details, call 465-2256. Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2661 has lounge hours beginning at 1 p.m. Card games and bingo are at 6 p.m. with burgers, sandwiches and desserts served. The lodge is open to members and their guests. For details, call 465-2661. Lake Placid Moose serves burgers, jumbo hot dogs and fries at 6 p.m. Music provided from 5:30-9 p.m. Darts at 7:30 p.m. Open to members and qualified guests only. Lake Placid Noon Rotary Club meets at noon at Peppercorn's, 525 W. Interlake Blvd. For more information, including how to order lunch in advance, call Forrest Steele at 465-0113. Lake Placid Woodcarvers meet from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Cultural Center, 127 Dal Hall Blvd. For information call Dan Daszek at 465-7730. Lorida Teens (TLT) a newly formed part of the Greater Lorida Community Club, meets at 7 p.m. Thursdays to play softball, volleyball and a variety of other sports. Teens are encouraged to come to the community center. Loyal Order of Moose Highlands County Lodge No. 2494, 1318 W Bell St., Avon Park. Tacos and wings served every Thursday from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Cards at 6:30 p.m. Lodge phone number 452-0579. Marine Corps League Cracker Trail Detachment 1004 meets 7 p.m., second Thursday, at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post, 2011 SE Lakeview Drive, Sebring. For details, call John Kelley at 3860524. Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) meets from 9-11 a.m. second and fourth Thursday from May-September at Grace Bible Church, 4541 Thunderbird Road (second church on left). For details, call Heidi Katsanis at 441-3879. Web site is at www.mops.org. Narcotics Anonymous Take It Easy Group meets at 8 p.m. at St. Agnes Episcopal Church, 3840 Lakeview Drive, Sebring. For information call Heartland area helpline (863) 683-0630. More information on other meetings and events at www.naflheartland.org. Overeaters Anonymous meets from 4-5 p.m. every Thursday at Ridge Area Arc Cafeteria, 120 W. College Drive. No dues, fees or weighins. Visit www.FloridaRidge Intergroup.com. For details, call 414-3172. Visit www.oa.org for more information on OA. Overeaters Anonymous meets from 5:30-6:30 p.m. every Thursday at Wauchula Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 205 S. 11th Ave., Wauchula. No dues, fees or weigh-ins. Visit www.FloridaRidge Intergroup.com. For details, call (863) 773-5714. Peace of Highlands County meets at 2 p.m. second Thursday at Sebring Church of the Brethren, 700 S. Pine St., Sebring. Anon-profit, interdenominational organization that sponsors programs promoting peace. For details, call Paul K. Ferrell at 214-5522. Pine Ridge Promenaders will be dancing from 7:30-9:30 p.m. at the Sunshine RV Park recreation hall located 1,000 yards east of U.S. 27 on State Road 70. For more details, ca ll Dan or Nell Sherman at 4652481 or 243-9676. Placid Lakes Bridge Club meets 6-9 p.m. at Placid Lake s Town Hall, 2010 Placid Lakes Blvd. For details, call 4654888. Ridge Area Writers meet a t 10 a.m. the second and fourth Thursday in the conference room at the Sebring Public Library. All writers are welcom e. Call 465-5254. Sebring Breakfast Lions Club meets 7 a.m. at Dot's Restaurant in Sebring Square Sebring Country Estates Civic Association hosts Ladies Cards at 12:30 p.m. every Thursday. Business meeting every second Thursday at 7 p.m. Carry-in dinner every fourth Thursday a t 6 p.m. Membership is $10 per person. Located at 3240 Gran d Prix Drive. For all residents of Sebring Country Estates and Grand Prix Heights subdivision Public rentals available for spe cial events. Call 385-9109. Sebring Eagles Club 4240 serves hamburgers and french fries from 5-7 p.m. Music is from 6-9 p.m. at the club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring. For details, call 655-4007. Sebring Lodge 249 F&AM meets 7 p.m., second Thursday, 1809 Home Ave., Sebring. Sebring Moose Lodge 225 9 has an officers meeting at 7 p.m. and general meeting at 8 p.m. at 11675 U.S. 98, Sebrin g. Beef franks and Italian sausages served from 1 p.m. to closing. For details, call 6553920. Sebring Rhythm Cloggers dance at 6:30 p.m. at Highlands Hammock State Park Recreation Room in Sebring. If interested, call 382 3735 or 382-6973. Sebring Sunrise Rotary Club meets 7 a.m., Sebring Elks Club, corner of Kenilwort h Boulevard and Southeast Lakeview Drive, Sebring. Sweet Adeline's Show Chorus meets at 7 p.m. every Thursday in the AvonPark Rotary Club, 20 S. Verona Ave For details, call Jeanne Parzygnat at 699-0743; Bette Killeen at 446-3106 or Anita Helbig at 452-1927. Take Off Pounds Sensibly meets at Venus United Methodist Church, 962 County Road 731, Venus. Weigh in is from 5-5:30 p.m. Meeting is from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Call 4659165 for details. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3880 1224 County Road 621 East, Lake Placid. House Committee meeting at 10 a.m For more details, call 699-544 4. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4300 serves hamburgers from 12-2:30 and plays bingo at 2 p.m. at the post, 2011 SE Lakeview Drive, Sebring. For more details call 385-8902. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9853 bar bingo is at 1 p.m. every Thursday. Volunteers of America of Florida is a nonprofit organiza tion in Sebring that specializes in assisting person's with men tal illness. We are pleased to announce our Drop in Center is open to individuals with a men tal illness 6 days a week from 11am to 3 pm. The center offers a welcoming environme nt where individuals are accepte d and feel comfortable. For mor e information please contact Wendy at 863-382-2022. 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ChamberlainLyle and Janice Chamberlain, of Avon Park Lakes, celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary on Nov. 6 at a church dedication ceremony at Avon Park Seventh-day Adventist Church. Acard reception was given by Shari Chamberlain and Jan's sister, Carol Koester. The couple were married Nov. 5, 1950 in Takoma Park, Md., by Pastor T. Jemison. They are natives of Toledo, Ohio and have lived in Highlands County 24 years. Lyle was a pastor in Maryland, Delaware, Michigan and Ohio; and a missionary in Marshall and Carolina Islands. They have four children: Shari Chamberlain of Illinois, Randy Chamberlain of Maryland, Kevin Chamberlain of Florida and Mark Chamberlain of Ohio. They also have five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Hailey BlackTracy Bornemann and K evin Black of Sebring a nnounce the birth of a d aughter, Hailey Jade, at 5:10 p .m. on Dec. 2, 2010 at H ighlands Regional Medical C enter, Sebring. Hailey weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce and measured 19.5 i nches in length. Maternal grandparents are P amela Gialamas and Tom B ornemann. Paternal grandparents are S hirley and Dan Ankrim. A nsleigh FletcherKristina and Colin Fletcher o f Lake Placid announce the b irth of a daughter, Ansleigh M arie, at 1:11 a.m. on Nov. 2 2, 2010 at Florida Hospital H eartland Medical Center, S ebring. Ansleigh weighed 9 p ounds, 13 ounces and measu red 21.5 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are R ay King of Lake Placid, L ouAnn and Mike Gregory o f Bradenton. Paternal grandparents are T odd and Jan Boehmer of S ebring. A lexander GonzalezAmanda Williams and G abriel Gonzalez of Sebring a nnounce the birth of a son, A lexander Gabriel, at 8:20 p .m. on Dec. 1, 2010 at H ighlands Regional Medical C enter, Sebring. Alexander weighed 8 p ounds, 13 ounces and measu red 21 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are S hirley and Jaime Williams. Paternal grandparents are M aria and Israel Gonzalez.Samera GrantDorothy and Jo Grant Jr. of S ebring announce the birth of a daughter, Samera Ny'Keria E lizabeth, at 10:26 a.m. on N ov. 14, 2010 at Florida H ospital Heartland Medical C enter, Sebring. Samera weighed 6 pounds, 8 ounces and measured 19 i nches in length. Maternal grandmother is I ristine Mitchell of Tampa. Paternal grandparents are C harlotte Lewis and J.D. G rant of Sebring.Grace HumphreyRegina and Keith H umphrey of Sebring a nnounce the birth of a d aughter, Grace Ann, at 3:07 a .m. on Nov. 21, 2010 at F lorida Hospital Heartland M edical Center, Sebring. Grace weighed 8 pounds a nd measured 20 inches in l ength. Maternal grandparents are J ames and Shelly Massey of W auchula. Paternal grandparents are R andy and Mary Ann H umphrey of Wauchula.Declan LenihanElizabeth and Shavon L enihan of Sebring announce t he birth of a son, Declan T homas, at 9:17 p.m. on Nov. 2 3, 2010 at Florida Hospital H eartland Medical Center, S ebring. Declan weighed 8 pounds, 8 ounces and measured 22 i nches in length. Maternal grandparents are J Ross and Bou MacBeth of S ebring. Paternal grandparents are T om and Susan Lenihan of S ebring.Silvestre LeonAutumn Lough and S ilvestre Leon Jr. of Avon P ark announce the birth of a s on, Silvestre Alexander, at 6 :24 p.m. on Nov. 22, 2010 a t Florida Hospital Heartland M edical Center, Sebring. Silvestre weighed 6 p ounds, 8 ounces and measu red 20 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are J oyce Olguin and Ignacio O lguin of Avon Park. Paternal grandparents are C ynthia Leon and Silvestre L eon Sr. of Avon Park.Hugo MartinezBlanca and Hugo Martinez of Sebring announce the birth of a son, Hugo Alexander, at 2:36 p.m. on Dec. 4, 2010 at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Sebring. Hugo weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces and measured 19.75 inches in length.Caliyana OrdayAlicia and Collin Orday of Sebring announce the birth of a daughter, Caliyana Anne, at 10:13 p.m., on Nov. 27, 2010 at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Sebring. Caliyana weighed 5 pounds, 6 ounces and measured 18.25 pounds and measured 18.25 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Art Hammon, Angel Chase and Todd Johnson. Paternal grandparents are Nancy Maxcy and Joseph Orday.Kaylee WaltermanCharlene and Chad Walterman of Sebring announce the birth of a daughter, Kaylee Sue, on Dec. 1, 2010 at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Sebring. Charlene weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces and measured 19.5 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are David and Pamela Adkins. Paternal grandparents are Dennis and Barbara Walterman. www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, December 8, 2010Page 7B SUPPORTYOUR 385-3497HIGHLANDS COUNTYS OLDEST ESTABLISHED HEARING AID OFFICE130 S. Commerce Ave. Sebring Mon. Fri. 9am 5pm Call us today: 863.385.3497 You may HearŽ Better Tomorrow SAY WHAT?Ž AFFORDABLE ADVERTISING 385-6155 UNIQUE WINDOW TREATMENTS 863-402-04014204 Sebring Parkwaynext to Ruby Tuesdays, Sebring€ Verticals € Horizontal Blinds € Pleated Shades € Roman Shades € Valances € Draperies € Cornices € Bed Spreads Blinds, Shades & Shutters Custom Built For You UNIQUE WINDOW TREATMENTS 863-402-04014204 Sebring Parkway Davis Plaza(next to Ruby Tuesdays)€ VERTICALS € HORIZONTAL BLINDS € PLEATED SHADES € ROMAN SHADES € VALANCES € DRAPERIES € CORNICES € BED SPREADS SHUTTER SALE The Best In The Business!€ PRICE € BLINDS € SERVICE Jessica BassettArmy National Gua rd Pfc. Jessica L. Bassett h as graduated from t he Automated Logistic al Specialist Advanc ed Individual Training (AI T) course at the U.S. Arm y Quartermaster Center an d School, Fort Le e, Petersburg, Va. The course is design ed to train soldiers to esta blish and maintain sto ck records and other doc uments such as inventor y, materiel control, accoun ting and support repor ts, automated and manu al accounting records; pe rform stock record/war ehouse functions pertai ning to receipt, storag e, distribution and issue an d maintain equipme nt records and parts; revie w and verify bills of ladin g, contracts, and purcha se orders; repair and co nstruct shipping crates f or equipment and supplie s, and perform prescrib ed loads and shop stock lis ts in manual and automat ed supply applications. Bassett is the daught er of Carolyn M. and Jeffr ey L. Bassett of Sebring. T he private graduated in 200 7 from Avon Park Hig h School, and received an associate degree in 201 0 from South Flori da Community College. Military News CELEBRATIONS Births Courtesy photos Lyle and Janice Chamberlain were married Nov. 5, 1950. Anniversary CELEBRATIONSGUIDELINES: The News-Sunpublishes announcements about births, engagements,weddings and anniversaries on Wednesdays. Anniversaries are accepted starting at the 50th and then in five-year incriments Photos are accepted and are returned when accompanied by a self-addressed stamped envelope. Forms are available at the News-Sun. The submission deadline is noon Friday to be considered for publication in the following Wednesday's paper. Submit items to the News-Sunfrom 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays; fax to 385-2453; send e-mail toeditor@newssun.com; or mail to Lifestyle Editor,News-Sun,2227 U.S. 27 South,Sebring,FL 33870. For information,call 385-6155,ext. 516.

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LAKE PLACID Nov. 2 9 we gathered for our coed a nd coffee social. Our coffee m akers were Jean Noyes and J udy Muise and our emcee w as Peggy Sue Teague. In l ooking around the room, she n oticed some of our northerne rs have returned. Welcome b ack Janet and Jim Dryer f rom Indiana, also and C harley and Kathy Holmes. W e also have two visitors in t he audience. Arlene C louston introduced their g randdaughter, Chantel W hite along with her friend N icholas Wolf. They are both a ttending Boston University a nd working on their D octrine degree; both are a rchaeologists. Carol Noel gave the S unshine report. Patty Wood i s having surgery for her s houlder. Bill Raub is in the h ospital. Please keep them b oth in your prayers and t houghts. Jim Hogan told the group t hat the Pancake Breakfast w as Dec. 4. Carol Noel told the group t hat the Military Soup and S andwich will be Sunday, D ec. 12, beginning at 5 p.m. T hey are serving french o nion soup or chicken noodle soup with a meatball sandwich. The cost is $5. Ladies Lunch Out will be Dec. 21 at the Sebring Tea Room and Golf Resort. The Mustangs will be going out the same day at Beef O'Bradys. Marge Perry told the group that the Trash and Treasure tables are all sold out so plan to come to the clubhouse early to look over all the items that will be displayed from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday morning, Dec. 11. Diane Bennett is taking names of street captains that will assist her in selling the candles for the luminaries that we place throughout the park on Christmas Eve. Don't forget our Friday evening bingo, it's lots of fun and the popcorn is great. Nov. 30, Ladies Coffee, Carol Noel made the coffee and Marilyn Cromer was our emcee. We had 27 ladies present. Marilyn asked if we had any guests or visitors. Arlene introduced her granddaughter, Chantel White, who has been visiting her grandparents over the Thanksgiving holidays. We also had a newcomer and all welcomed Pat Smith who lives on Beauregard Street. Next, Carol Noel gave the Sunshine report. Bill Raub is very ill and is in Highlands Regional Hospital. Patti Wood is having shoulder surgery, Verna Krebs Stutzman is in the hospital and Bob Verbargs'daughter, Terry O'Neill, has passed away. She has Thinking of You sheets on the table for all to sign. Marilyn told the women that they had served 170 Thanksgiving dinners and 70 returned in the evening for turkey sandwiches and desserts. Agrand time was had by all. Nov. 28 we had 30 people come and help decorate the clubhouse and the Christmas tree. All brought fingerfoods and had a good time singing and listening to Christmas music while they beautified the clubhouse. The ladies agreed that it would be fun to have a cookie exchange. On Dec. 14, bring one of your favorite cookie recipes and go around the room and pick an assortment of great Christmas cookies. The Trash and Treasure sale on the morning of Dec. 11 and the Military Soup and Sandwich on Dec. 12 beginning at 5 p.m. We don't have to go too far to have a good time; it's all right here at our clubhouse with our friends and neighbors. The granddaughter of Robert and Arlene Clouston, Chantel White and her friend Nicholas Wolf visited with her grandparents for an entire week where they enjoyed celebrating Thanksgiving together and Chantel's 30th birthday. Prior to visiting her grandparents Chantel and Nicholas were at a conference in New Orleans, which was the American Anthropological Association's annual meeting. Chantel presented her paper titled "Early Village Life along the Dead Sea: Structures and processes of neolithization." There were between 5,000 and 6,000 people present. We c an understand how proud th ey must be of her and h er accomplishments.Woodhaven Estates bridge scoresSEBRING Here are th is week's Bridge scores f or Woodhaven Estates: Par ty Bridge First place, Laur ie LaBerge; second place, R ay Krahn; and third plac e, Marilyn Bauer. Duplicate Bridge: Fir st place, Margaret Alliston an d Louise Perkins; second plac e, Laurie LaBerge and Jean ne Sisson; third place, Ken Mey er and Grace Swan. Page 8BNews-SunWednesday, December 8, 2010www.newssun.com STAINMASTERBRAVADO TEXTURE$330sq ft installed w/pad STAINMASTERIMPECCABLE PLUSH$379sq ft installed w/pad STAINMASTERWESTMINSTERBERBER$359sq ft installed w/pad POWER ALLEYPLUSH$259sq ft installed w/pad EVANSTONBERBER12x15 Ft$225sq ft installed w/padOUTDOOR CARPET69¢sq ft TARKETT LAMINATE$199sq ft Visit our 10,000 sq. ft. Showroom Today!NEW FLOORS For the HOLIDAYS!StainmasterCARPETSALE ARE A RUGS TOO! 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 Wednesday, Dec 15thWaldron Chiropractic 13 Ryant Blvd. Sebring, FL FRIENDS& NEIGHBORS Tropical Harbor Estates B y Barbara Kelleher Courtesy photo Unity Carolers and friends are speed caroling' from 6-7 p.m. Friday during the monthly Historic Downtown Sebring Gallery Walk. The Circle and nearby shops are alive from 58 p.m. with holiday lights, treats, beverages, and Christmas caroling. All who want to sing are invited to join by meeting at Wild Artist Jewelry, 125 N. Ridgewood Drive before 6 p.m. or join in at any of the Downtown/Gallery Walk stops along the way. For a complete guide of the caroling route go to gallerywalksebring.com and click on "map." For more information call 385-7433. Here, last year's Gallery Walk Carolers were (from right) Grandma Kathy and grandson A .J. Dunn, Jeb John Burns, Martha Seckley; (back row) Barb Burns, Adam Ray, and three other guest carolers in front of Wild Artist Jewelry and Beads. Speed caroling' set Friday GETSANAIDAHOSTRINGS ACHEFORSEVERTOOSOON BLEATEDALLONREDINCARGO SAWENOLAMHOERIKWOW TEARDROPONIONVISCERAL DRTSOFTCOLORFEY SUNCHIPSONEIRONASSESSAS NNEAFRAIDGRETELPGA ABSENCEONAUCTIONALLERGY KODAKPMSKOAEBBETUIS ELAPSEONTHEBUTTONGRACES STYGECKOSATOMICESO BIGONRIBCAGEONSET RAJIVMGMLASSHANACHO EMOTIONALCONANIMONTOYOU MELNANUYAYMERISENUS OBLONGSTONYTONITONEIRONIST PAYSPESTOIBEAMACES WARDHUETZUSMUT STRIFESENTEREDLETITBE THETREELIGHTINGCEREMONY AAMCOLOCNONEEVESEGER GISHSUEOSSTSPRAGE CROSSWORDSOLUTION

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Garden Club of SebringSEBRING The Garden C lub of Sebring held its N ov. 22 meeting at the S ebring Civic Center with P resident Lucy Wheeler welc oming members and four g uests in attendance: Mr. and M rs.Walter Pelton, Dan D aszek, and Russ Mursan. E veryone was served a delic ious lunch prepared by h ostess chairman Vila S imon's committee. Holiday t able decorations were prov ided by Betty Wescott and b uffet table decorations were f urnished by Paula George. Club member May T rucano presented a lovely p rogram on "Miniature & S mall Flower A rrangements." Miniature a rrangements are considered t o be five inches maximum i n upward or side direction, w hereas small arrangements m ay be as large as eight i nches. Trucano used many c reative container ideas, one b eing lamp switch holders. O thers were small ceramic l idded boxes. The creativity a nd imagination of these m inuscule works of art were q uite interesting and beautif ul. Trucano had photographs o f several of her pieces that h ave received awards in j uried flower shows. She is a lso in the process of writing a book on this art. Club members who partici pated in last month's plant p ot exchange brought back t heir pots to show their u nique and awe inspiring c raftiness. The lucky winner o f the game "Heads and T ails" was Lillian Georgia B arnes; she won a Florida F ederation Garden Pin. P reparations were made for t he holiday party on T hursday, Dec. 9, where the S ebring High School Choir w ill perform its season holid ay show. The next general meeting o f the Sebring Garden Club w ill be at noon Monday, Jan. 2 4 at the Sebring Civic C enter. If you would like to a ttend a meeting or have q uestions, call 471-0657.Rotary Club of Highlands CountySEBRING The Rotary Club of Highlands County heard about solar energy for homes from Dennis Mee, an expert on the installation and savings generated by solar energy. Members asked many questions and found Mee to be a very interesting speaker. The Rotary Club of Highlands County meets at 6 p.m. Mondays at Beef O'Bradys in Sebring. Anyone interested in learning more about Rotary or in attending a meeting may call Joyce Gordon, 446-2099.TOPS 487SEBRING The Wednesday morning meeting of TOPS FL487, Sebring was called to order after chair exercises with Alice Bowen, with 11 TOPS and six TOPS giving the pledges. Welcome back to our winter visitor KOPS Marge Jobin. Best Loser was Charlotte Hardy and last week's Best Loser was Ginna Meisner lost this week and received the $1 coupon. Yes-yeses this week are portion control, food chart, exercise, fruit, vegetables, fiber and water. The Mystery Gift has been with Ginna Meisner, with two more weeks to go. Bette Gillett found another wrapper on the Attendance Box. There were eight winners in the 25-cent contest of 45 cents and Judy Phillips won $1.70 in the 10-cent contest. The program was given by www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, December 8, 2010Page 9B Director Vic Anderson Assoc. Director Bob Williams 34yearsofGREATmusicHighlands County Concert BandAt The Union Congregational Church 106 N. Butler Ave. € Avon Park, FLMonday, December 13th, 2010 7:30pmDoors open 6:45 Donation $6.00 ~ Students $3.00 Tickets Available from Band Members or At the DoorDirections … From Sebring: 27 North to Avon Park, turn right on Main Street (Walgreens), cross (2) RR tracks and turn left on N. Butler Ave. 130 S. Commerce Ave. Sebring, Florida863-385-3497Mon. 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Visit Lampe & Kiefer Hearing Aid Center or starkey.com today and hear the iQ difference for yourself. lampekieferhearing.com CLUBS& ORGANIZATIONS Special to the News-SunSEBRING Kiwanis Club of Sebring members Dave Hourigan, Grace Plants, Rita Vowels and Alan Kent visited the Kiwanis Club of Winter Haven on Nov. 30. Kiwanis Division 15 Lt. Governor Mary Crowder was the guest speaker and spoke about the new World Wide Kiwanis Project: ELIMINATE. In 40 countries around the world, maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT) can quickly turn the joy of childbirth into tragedy. MNTkills one baby every nine minutes. Its effects are excruciating tiny newborns suffer repeated, painful convulsions and extreme sensitivity to light and touch. There is little hope of survival. And tetanus kills mothers too. MNTis caused when tetanus spores found in soil everywhere, come into contact with open cuts during childbirth. The disease strikes the poorest of the poor, the geographically hard to reach and those without health care. MNTis highly preventable. Just three doses of a 60-cent immunization to protect mothers, who then pass on the immunity to their future babies. Together Kiwanis an d UNICEF can stop this disease. UNICEF h as helped to successfully eliminate MNT in many countries, but in 40 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe and North America, it still strikes babies and mothers who ha ve little or no access to health care eith er because they are poor, live in remote are as or are caught in humanitarian emergencie s. More funds and resources are needed to reach all babies and mothers at ris k. Crowder has asked each club in Division to donate a minimum of $500 to help wipe o ut MNT. The Kiwanis motto is "Serving t he Children of the World." Kiwan is International includes 8,400 clubs wi th more than 270,000 members in 96 nation s. Last year, Kiwanis clubs donated more th an $100 million and almost 6 million volunte er hours for community service projects. The Kiwanis Club of Sebring meets eve ry Wednesday at noon at Homer's Restauran t. For more information about Kiwanis plea se call president Rhonda Beckman at 446-157 9 or Grace Plants at 273-1421. Kiwanis Club of Sebring visits Winter Haven club Courtesy pho to Kiwanis Club of Sebring members (from left) Alan Kent, Dave Hourigan, Grace Plants, Rita Vowels visited the Kiwanis Club of Winter Haven last week. Shown with them is former Sebring club member and News-Sun staff writer Phil Attinger. Attinger is now a member of the Winter Haven club. Courtesy photo T he following people were initiated as members of Sebring Elks 1529 on Nov.18 Donald Ryan, Angie Green, Eleanor Sciacca, Sandra Blett, Roy Loweke, Edward Sheehan, Monica Parks, and Dianna Kuen. New Elks in Sebring Courtesy photo Sebring Elks 1529 recognizes member Bill Kaleita and his wife, Joyce, as Elk of the Month for December. Elks of the Month Continued on page 10B Snapshots CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS GUIDELINES: The News-Sunpublishes announcements about clubs and organizations on Wednesdays. Photos are accepted and are returned when accompanied by a self-addressed stamped envelope. Forms are available at the NewsSun. The submission deadline is noon Friday to be considered for publication in the following Wednesday's paper. Submit items to theNews-Sunfrom 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays; fax to 3852453; send e-mail toeditor@newssun.com; or mail to Lifestyle Editor,NewsSun,2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring,FL 33870. For information,call 385-6155, ext. 516. The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN

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Special to the News-SunSEBRING The Kiwanis C lub of Sebring had the privi lege of hearing Lauren Page t ell of her lifelong battle with O steogenesis Imperfecta, or a s it is sometimes called OI. O steogenesis Imperfecta is a c ondition causing extremely f ragile bones. It is caused by a defect in the gene that prod uces type 1 collagen, an i mportant building block of b one. Lauren is 16 years old and h as battled with OI since she w as diagnosed at 18 months o f age. At the time of her d iagnosis she had suffered m ore than one fractured bone a nd it was suspected that she w as being abused by her b abysitter. After further e xaminations, her family was t old that she suffered from O I. The disease causes bones t o break with very little f orce. Lauren has experienced 80 p lus broken bones but lives a s normal a life as possible. W hen attending school she u ses a wheel chair to protect her from falling. She recalled one school event where several groups from different school districts were attending and some of the students were a little on the rowdy side. Fearing that she could be injured, her fellow classmates joined hands and formed a protective circle around her to keep anyone from accidently bumping into her and causing another broken bone. There is not yet a cure for this disease but specific therapies can reduce the pain and complications. Some osteoporosis drugs have proven to be very valuable in the treatment of OI, however they did not work for Lauren. Lauren has not allowed Osteogenesis Imperfecta to destroy her positive outlook. Her long-term plans are to make a difference in the world. Every Kiwanian that heard her speak believes she will do just that. The Kiwanis motto is "Serving the Children of the World." Kiwanis International includes 8,400 clubs with more than 270,000 members in 96 nations. Last year, Kiwanis clubs donated more than $100 million and almost 6 million volunteer hours for community service projects. The Kiwanis Club of Sebring meets every Wednesday at noon at Homer's Restaurant. For more information about Kiwanis call president Rhonda Beckman at 4461579 or Grace Plants at 2731421. Page 10BNews-SunWednesday, December 8, 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 2008 DODGE AVENGER SXT $ 11888 #L0136 EXTRACLEAN 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 2008 FORD EXPEDITION LIMITED $ 29989 #CX042A 2005 CHRYSLER PT CRUISER CONV. $ 11999 #X0120 GT 2005 DODGE RAM 1500 QUAD CAB SLT $ 17889 #JY004A LOW MILES 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 LOADED W/TOYS Courtesy photo Lauren Page tells members of the Kiwanis Club of Sebring of her lifelong battle with Osteogenesis Imperfecta or as it is sometimes called OI. Osteogenesis Imperfecta is a condition causing extremely fragile bones. CLUBS& ORGANIZATIONS Kiwanis learns of OI from local resident Special to the News-SunSEBRING The Rotary Club of Highlands County is promoting a "Holiday Gift to Our Military Wounded." Members decided to invite the community to participate by making tax deductible donations to purchase telephone calling cards. The cards will be sent to Walter Reed Hospital where they will be distributed to wounded military men and women. The donations may be sent to The Rotary Club of Highlands County Foundation, P.O. Box 4264, Sebring, FL33871-426 4. Donations may also be dropped off at t he First Presbyterian Church in Sebring. T he cards will be purchased before Christmas to enable the recipients to call family an d friends during the holidays. Any donatio ns received after that date will still be used f or cards to be forwarded to the hospital. The Rotary Club of Highlands Coun ty meets at 6 p.m. Mondays at Beef O'Bradys in Sebring. For more information, call preside nt Jim Houseknecht at 402-1261. County Rotary Club plans to help wounded military men, women for the holidays Courtesy photo Darrell Peer, pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Sebring, and J im Houseknecht, president of the Rotary Club of Highlands County, discuss plans to raise funds for the purchase of telephone calling cards to send to wounded military personnel at W alter Reed Hospital. KOPS Shirley Hickling on "Tips to Managing Your Weight." Water, exercise, food intake and sleep for seven to nine hours. The club meets at Whispering Pines Baptist Church with weigh-in starting at 9 a.m.TOPS 632SEBRING This TOPS Club meets every Monday at First Baptist Church of Lake Josephine. Weigh-in begins at 2:30 p.m. and ends at 3:10 p.m. The meeting begins at 3:30 p.m. and lasts approximately one hour. For more information, contact Judy O'Boyle at 260-0831. Assistant leader June Elam called the meeting to order and reported that O'Boyle was ill. Erwin Edson presented the program about how KOPS (Keep Off Pounds Sensibly) is perceived to be a life long struggle to maintain the weight loss. He told us that the changes made to accomplish KOPS status continue to be part of the daily routine, exercising, eating less, etc. He said this is not a struggle but an interesting and rewarding journey to health. Karen Goodwin called the roll with 37 members present and this week's weight report was typical of the aftermath of a holiday feast. The Best Loser of the Week was again a tie, this time between Barbara Heitzenrater and Debbie Luddington. Goodwin welcomed Jean Trahan back from the north. Betty Snyder and Joan Dunn, who were bot h absent last week, received their awards. Yes-yeses for the comin g week are grapes twice and a tossed salad four times. The no-no is ice cream. J o Ann Edson passed out the Christmas tree drawings t o everyone taking part in th e Christmas contest. Elam announced the Christmas party was next Monday and weigh-in would be held from 12:30 1:10 p.m., with the party beginning at 2 p.m. Continued from page 9B Snapshots

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DearAbby: I am an 80y ear-old woman, happily m arried for 51 years. The o ther day, my hairdresser (in h er 20s) asked me about my s ex life with my husband. I f eel this is a private matter a nd none of her business, but I didn't want to sound rude. C an you think of a snappy a nswer to such a personal q uestion? Still in Love with My Husband DearStill in Love: Your h airdresser appears to have b een sniffing too much hairs pray, which has addled her j udgment. The response to h er impertinent question s hould have been to say with a smile, "Honey, you'll just h ave to wait until you're our a ge and find out for yours elf." DearAbby: I am a happily s ingle 22-year-old male. My b oss, who is happily married, i s extremely enthusiastic a bout finding me a woman. H e is aware that I am OK w ith being single, but he f eels it is his duty to find me a girlfriend. At first, it was only slightl y irritating. However, this m atchmaker game has gotten o ut of hand. It has escalated i nto him printing up fliers with my photo on them, inviting women to sign up for a date with me. What should I do about this? Content Bachelor in Missouri Dear Content Bachelor: Take the bull by the horns and do what you should have done in the beginning. Tell your boss firmly that you are happy as a single person, that when you decide to settle down you won't need anyone's help, and you want the matchmaking stopped. To say that what your boss has done is inappropriate is an understatement. And if it doesn't stop, it is unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature and could qualify as harassment. DearAbby: "Louise" and I have been married three years. We met in another state and I relocated to take a job. I proposed to Louise after the move, and she accepted knowing this would be where we live. Every summer my life becomes hell. Louise gets angry about the smallest things and picks fights frequently. This is in advance of all the grandkids' birthdays that occur in August. As the summer winds down, angry turns to weepy and sullen. She mentions "moving back for good," "I hate it here," "Quit your job and take less money." Abby, I have a great job, and have told Louise to fly home as often as she wants. This scenario repeats each summer and increases in intensity. I know I'm going to wake up one day and not have a wife, because it seems her only solution is to move back. I didn't like anything about the state we came from and was glad to leave. I moved there for my first wife and lost out on 14 years of things I loved to do. I'm bitter about it to this day. I'm happier here. I have no answer to this problem that is acceptable to Louise. Please help. My Wife or My Life in Texas DearWife/Life: If ever I heard of a couple who needed mediation services, it's you and Louise. Whether the answer to your problems is divorce, or Louise living part of the year near her grandchildren, is something only the two of you can negotiate if it's even economically feasible. If you love each other enough, you can work out a compromise, and that's what I'm hoping you can do in a caring way and without anger. 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 business-sized, self-addressed envelope, plus check or money order for $6 to: Dear Abby Teen Booklet, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447. The holiday season is a very stressful time of year for all of us. When we allow this stress to take over our lives, we put our families in danger. Afire at any time of year is like a death in a family. We have to protect our families. We all pride ourselves in being safe, but I want you to look hard at some of our holiday habits. We can't wait to put up our Christmas tree. If you put up a live tree right after Thanksgiving by Christmas you have a torch just waiting to be ignited in the middle of your living room. We think if we keep it watered it will be fine, but even a live fir tree can catch on fire. The problem is that the sap has sealed up the trunk of the tree and it is unable to drink the water. You have to make a new cut and put that fresh cut into water. By the time the trees get to your area, they have already been cut for several days or maybe weeks. So please be careful with your tree. As I was doing research for this article I found a Web site with a video that will make you stop and think about your tree. In less than 60 seconds the living room was completely engulfed in flames. Another big hazard in our homes is candles. We love the way they look, flickering on our mantels and our tables, but with the stress of the holidays it is easy to forget about them. I have a rule in my house. I only burn candles in the evening and I set a timer to remind me to blow them out. I only burn candles that are in jars or votives in small votive candle holders. My favorite candles to burn are little tea lights. They only burn for a couple of hours and many times they burn out by themselves. I always put them in a votive candle holder too. Glass that is not made for candles can explode. I have also found some LED fake candles that look just like real ones. They even have a remote control. Then we have our holiday light displays. We get in a hurry and use extension cords that are not safe to use outside. Then we plug in too many strands. This can cause the extension cords to get hot and short out. If these lights are on your Christmas tree then you can have a flash fire. Make sure that the lights, timers, extension cords you use outside are made to be outside. One other thing we do is burn wrapping paper in our fireplaces. This is not a good thing to do. It can cause a chimney fire by igniting the creosote in your chimney. These fires can smolder for several hours and then break out of the chimney into your attic. So please get your chimney cleaned each year to remove this creosote. Do you have a fire extinguisher that you can get to quickly? When I have had a live tree; I keep it in the living room. Keep in mind tha t many times you will not see the fire till it is already out of hand. Please make sure you r smoke alarms have new bat teries and are tested regular ly. Do you know how to use a fire extinguisher? Learn now Do you have all types of fir e extinguishers: for grease fires, electrical and other fires. Your extinguishers wi ll have a code on them. Keep them in a logical place for each type of fire. When was the last time you had a fire drill with you r children in the middle of the night? It has been proven th e children sleep so soundly th at they do not hear the alarms. Can you get to your babies, if the house if filled with smoke? Do you have an escape plan for your family in the event of a fire; a plac e to meet outside; by the tree in the front yard. You get the picture. People have died try ing to save their children when they were already out side. This may not have to do with the holidays but it is bi g fire hazard. Have you clean ed out your dryer vent lately? Lint collects inside of the hose and even the inside the dryer if there is a break in any of the air flow channels We all need to do this a cou ple of times a year. The guy s at Hey Tom found a dryer vent cleaning kit that is ava ilable in our flyshop. If you have any questions about fire safety, call your local fire department: they love to teach you and your children how to protect you rself against the dangers of fire. Please be safe this holi day season. For more help getting rid of your CHAOS, check out her Web site and join her mentoring group at www.FlyLady.net or her book, Sink Reflections' published by Random House and her New York Times Best Selling book, Body Clutter' published by Simon and Schuster. Copyright 2010 Marla Cilley. www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, December 8, 2010Page 11B 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 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. 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(Spanish "Why?") 89 Nuts about 90 It guards the heart 94 Kind of romance between actors 96 One of the Gandhis 99 ___ Grand 101 Vegas opening? 102 ___ Na Na 104 What might go for a dip? 108 Worked up 110 Big name in latenight 112 "Don't try any more tricks!" 114 Brooks or Blanc 115 When repeated, an old sitcom farewell 116 Cry of self-pride 117 Beginning 118 Preceders of xis 119 Stretched figures 121 R&B funk trio with the 1990 hit "Feels Good" 124 One using twisted humor 126 Is worth doing 127 Trattoria topper 129 Letter-shaped support 131 Provides service that can't be beat? 132 Stave (off) 134 Part of a sunbow 136 Shih ___ (dog) 137 Blue stuff 139 Bitter quarrels 142 Input 144 Beatles' last studio album 148 Annual Manhattan event (represented symbolically in this puzzle) 151 Transmission repair franchise 152 Footnote abbr. 153 Zero 154 Christmas ___ 155 Leader of the Silver Bullet Band 156 Lillian of silents 157 Seek damages 158 Org. that infiltrated Nazi Germany 159 Rx amount: Abbr. 160 In thing DOWN 1 Doesn't shut up 2 Razzle-dazzle 3 With 5-Down, when 148-Across traditionally takes place 4 Pirate's realm 5 See 3-Down 6 Ceaselessly 7 Intense heat 8 La Palma, e.g. 9 Canned foods giant 10 Cosmetics giant 11 Title for Judge Judy 12 Cookie with creme 13 Wakens 14 Picker-upper 15 Where 148-Across takes place 16 "Yes, Virginia, there ___ Santa Claus" 17 Traditional centerpiece of 148-Across 18 "Diary of a Madman" author 19 December fall 24 Dinner in a can 25 "Whip It" band 34 Discus path 35 Mount in myth 37 Here, in Dijon 39 "Deus ___" (1976 sci-fi novel) 40 Low-___ 43 Hardly a plain Jane 44 Capital of Iceland? 46 Winds 47 Detach, in a way 48 Movie co. behind "Wordplay" and "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" 49 Ready 52 Blind guess 53 French seasoning 54 Texas A&M athletes 55 Asserts something 58 Magnetic disruption in space 60 1960s girl group, with "the" 63 Literary inits. 65 It's picked in Maui 66 Part of an ear 67 Torque's symbol 69 Gate projection, for short 72 Man in the hood? 75 One-named rock star 78 Stream of consciousness, for short? 80 Chu ___ (legendary Confucian sage) 81 What it must do 82 PX patrons 85 Fraudster 87 Frenchman's term of address 89 Shtick 91 Swell 92 Echo producer 93 "Right there with you" 95 Chinese "way" 96 Clean again, as a floor 97 Tiny creature 98 Like St. Nick 100 Overfills 103 Firm newbie 105 Sarcastic sort 106 Take in, as guests 107 Sends packing 109 Bingeing 110 Award named for a Hall-of-Fame pitcher 111 Blogger, e.g. 113 Just below the boiling point 120 Start for 148Across? 122 Not benched, as in hockey 123 Not overspending 125 Set to go off, say 128 Flops in lots 130 Out 133 Extra-large top? 135 Start for -centric 136 Essays 138 Western tribe 139 Kind of party 140 Cuisine with pad see ew noodles 141 Signs of dreaming 143 Wide-lapel jackets 145 It was wrapped around the Forum 146 Rare blood type, for short 147 Jane at Thornfield 149 Funny Costello 150 Walgreens rival 12345678910111213141516171819 202122 23242526 272829303132 3334353637383940 4142434445 46474849505152535455 565758596061 6263646566676869 70717273747576 777879808182 838485868788 89909192939495 96979899100101102103104105106107 108109110111112113 114115116117118 119120121122123124125 126127128129130131 132133134135136137138 139140141142143144145146147 148149150 151152153154155 156157158159160 Solution on page 8B Senior still enjoying sex feels no desire to brag Be safe and water your real Christmas tree FLY Lady Leanne Ely Dear Abby

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LIVING 12B PAGE News-Sun Wednesday, December 8, 2010 FAMILYFEATURES H eadline your holiday with the quintessential flavor of the season peppermint. These extra special sweets offer a bountiful buffet of peppermint possibilities. Choose one or more for cookie exchanges, aprs caroling nibbles, gifts f or teachers and Santa. Visit www.wilton.com for additional holiday ideas, and t o order baking and decorating supplies. P eppermint Ribbon Cookies M akes about 6 dozen cookies 3 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened 1 1/3 cups granulated sugar 2 eggs 2 teaspoons Pure Vanilla Extract 2 to 4 drops Peppermint Candy Flavoring Christmas Red Icing Color, as desired 1 package (14 ounces) Candy Cane Colorburst Candy Melts, melted I n medium bowl, combine flour, salt and baking powder. I n large bowl, beat butter and sugar with electric mixer u ntil light and creamy. Add eggs, vanilla and peppermint c andy flavoring; mix well. Add flour mixture, one cup at a t ime; mixing well after each addition. Remove 1/3 of dough; reserve. To remaining 2/3 dough i n mixer bowl, beat in red icing color. Roll and shape d ough between parchment paper into two 6 x 8-inch disks. R oll and shape untinted dough between parchment paper t o a 6 x 8-inch disk. Chill all dough rectangles at least 1 hour. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper. Peel parchm ent from dough pieces. Stack dough rectangles with u ntinted dough rectangle between the two red pieces, lini ng them up as evenly as possible; gently press pieces t ogether. Gently roll with rolling pin to seal layers; trim u neven edges with sharp knife. Cut dough lengthwise into t hree 2 inch-wide slices; cut each column crosswise into 1 /4 inch-thick pieces. Arrange 2 inches apart on parchm ent-lined cookie pans. Chill 1/2 hour. Preheat oven to 350¡F. Bake 12 to 14 minutes or until b ottoms are light golden brown. Remove cookies to cooli ng grids; cool completely. Dip cooled cookies into melted Candy Melts; set on p archment-lined cookie pans. Chill until candy is set. S tore in airtight container. C andy Cane Cookies M akes about 2 dozen cookies 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened 1 cup granulated sugar 1 egg 1 1/2 teaspoons Pure Vanilla Extract 1/4 teaspoon Peppermint Candy Flavoring or1/2 teaspoon Imitation Almond Extract 3 cups all-purpose flour No-Taste Red Icing Color White Sparkling Sugar P reheat oven to 375F. In large bowl, cream butter with s ugar with mixer until light and fluffy. Beat in egg, vanilla a nd peppermint candy flavoring. Add flour 1 cup a t a time to butter mixture, mixing well after each a ddition. If dough becomes too stiff, add w ater, a teaspoon at a time. Do not chill d ough. Divide dough into 2 balls. Color o ne ball of dough red with icing c olor. Pinch off a 1-inch ball o f each color dough. On flat s urface, roll ball into 3i nch-long strips. Place r ed and white strips sideb y-side; roll them t ogether until the two c olors have wrapped a round one another and a re twisted together. C urve the strip a t the top to the shape of a candy cane and place on u ngreased cookie sheet; gently p ress Sparkling Sugar into dough. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until cookies a re lightly browned. Cool on pan 2 minutes; r emove to cooling grid and cool completely. 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar 1 egg 1 1/2 teaspoons Pure Vanilla Extract 1/2 teaspoon Imitation Almond Extract 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon salt Evergreen TreatsMakes about 3 dozen cookies Roll-Out CookieRecipe 2 to 3 drops Peppermint Candy Flavoring or 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract 3 piece Trees CutterSet Cookie Sheet Cooling Grid Royal Icing Buttercream Icing Leaf Green Icing Color Round Decorating Tip 3 Candy Cane Sprinkles Yellow Colored Sugars Jumbo Nonpareils Prepare Roll-Out Cookie Recipe following instructions, adding peppermint candy flavoring. ** Roll out dough 1/8 inch thick; cut tree shapes and arrange on cookie sheet. Bake 7 to 8 minutes or until cookies are lightly browned. Cool on cookie sheet 1 minute; remove to cooling grid and cool completely. Prepare icings. Tint portions of each icing green, reserving some white. With royal icing, with tip 3, outline tree with green; fill in with thinned icing. Let dry. For trees with stars, fill in star with white icing; add yellow colored sugars and let dry. Add white icing garland using tip 3 outline, swirl or zigzag; arrange candy cane sprinkles. With green buttercream icing, spatula ice cookies smooth or cover cookies with tip 3 zigzag "tree boughs." For trees with stars, ice star with white icing; add yellow sugars, pressing lightly into the icing. If desired, add white icing garlands to trees. Arrange candy cane sprinkles and jumbo nonpareils. ** Variation: tint cookie dough green with Leaf Green Icing Color. Cut cookies as above. Decorate as desired with white icing, sprinkles and sugars. Candy Canes, Peppermint Ribbons and Evergreen Treats offera minty mix of holiday cookies while Santa Claus and Frosty Friends Candy Cane Molds dress up everyone's favorite yuletide treats. Candy Cane Candy Molds instructions are available on package oro n www.wilton.com.Candy Cane ChainMakes about 2 dozen cookies Roll-Out Cookie Recipe 2 to 3 drops Peppermint Candy Flavoring or1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract Candy Cane Comfort-Grip Cutter Cookie Sheet Cooling Grid Red and White Cookie Icing Red and White Candy Melts, melted Ruby and White Pearlized Sugar Red and White Nonpareils Buttercream Icing Prepare Roll-Out Cookie Recipe following instructions, adding peppermint candy flavoring. Roll out dough 1/8 inch thick; cut candy cane shapes and arrange on cookie sheet. Bake 9 to 11 minutes or until cookies are lightly browned. Cool on cookie sheet 1 minute; remove to cooling grid and cool completely. TodecoratewithCookieIcingormeltedCandyMelts, drizzleinzigzagpatternorcompletelyfillinstripes. To decorate with Sugars and Nonpareils, spatula ice cookies smooth. Arrange sugars or nonpareils in stripe pattern ** ; lightly press into icing. ** Tomakeiteasiertoplacesugarsandnonpareils,pour into Disposable Decorating Bag. Cut small hole in tip of bag and move the bag over the area to be covered. Roll-Out Cookie Recipe Peppermint Ribbon Cookies and Candy Cane Cookies E vergreen Treats Candy Cane Chain Note: Visit www.wilton.com for icing recipes. Preheat oven to 400¡F. In mixing bowl, cream butter with sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and extracts. In a separate bowl mix flour, baking powder and salt; add to butter mixture 1 cup at a time, mixing after each addition. Do not chill dough.



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By SAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comSEBRING The Guardian ad Litem program has begun its annual toy drive. Guardian volunteers and workers are currently collecting toys, books, games and all other gifts to give out to children during the holidays. The Guardian program represents children that have been removed from parents or homes due to abuse, neglect and abandonment Juanita Masters is a staff member and advocate with Guardian ad Litem and is busy helping out with the toy drive this year. The first batch of toys that have been collected will be going out with volunteers for delivery on Thursday, but Masters wants the community to know that so much more can be given. Alot of these children are with caregivers. We try to place them with other family members once they are removed from a home, but that isnt always possible, said Masters. The toy drive is dedicated to bringing a little bit of normalcy to these childrens lives and giving them a real Christmas. We try to provide something for them to have to open up on Christmas morning. So many of these caregivers are on limited incomes and arent able to give kids presents, so we do it for them , Masters explained. The program does not reveal to t he children who has given them the se gifts, instead giving the credit to t he caregivers and family members th at these children are living with. Guardian ad Litem works throug h the Childrens Advocacy Cent er office in Sebring. The volunteers a re busy collecting and delivering to ys and gifts to the children througho ut the next two weeks. Most of our toys are donated fro m Streaks hold on for winPAGE1BSome sweet holiday treatsPAGE12BLP Rotarys Wild Game Dinner draws crowdPAGE3ANEWS-SUN Highlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 Wednesday-Thursday, December 8-9, 2010 www.newssun.com Volume 91/Number 148 | 50 cents www.newssun.com 079099401001 HighLow 61 28Complete Forecast PAGE 12A Mostly sunny and still cold Forecast Question: Do you hang Christmas lights outside your house? Next question: Will rising gas prices affect your holiday travel plans this year? www.newssun.comMake your voice heard at Online Obituaries Florence Garrett Age 89, of Sebring Robert Grady Age 51, of Sebring Allan Higgins Age 79, of Lorida Grace Rutt Age 104, of A von Park Forest Townsend Age 78, of Sebring Obituaries, Page 5A Phone ... 385-6155 Fax ... 385-2453 Online: www.newssun.com Yes 57.8% No 42.2% Total votes: 90 Celebrations 7B Classifieds 9A Clubs & Organizations9B Community Briefs5A Community Calendar5B Crossword Puzzle11B Dear Abby 11B Editorial & Opinion4A Friends & Neighbors8B Lottery Numbers2A Movie Times 11B NASCAR This Week3B Sports On TV 2B Index Guardian ad Litem programs toy drive under way By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comWESTPALM BEACH Six Lake Placid residen ts were sentenced last week f or their part in an internation al cocaine trafficking scheme. Wifredo A. Ferrer, U. S. Attorney for the Southe rn District of Florid a, announced Monday th at Edgar Orosco, 24; Armand o Resendiz, 28; Gerard o Martinez, 23; Alejand ro Becerra, 23; Sulema Salced o Chavez, 21; and Vict or Olvera, 27, were all se ntenced for their role in t he conspiracy. According to Ferrer, t he coordinated takedown w as part of the Department of Justice's Southwest Bord er Strategy, announced in March 2009, which used fe deral prosecutor-led ta sk forces that brought togeth er federal, state and local la w enforcement to identify, di srupt and dismantle t he Mexican drug cartels. Ringleader Joseli Davil a, 36, of Boynton Beach, pl ed guily in August to the tra fficking charges, and alon g with him, 25 others fro m around South Florida we re indicted and charged with t he trafficking, including the fi ve from Lake Placid. The Highland Coun ty Sheriff's Department partic ipated in the operation, ca p6 from LP sentenced in drug ring case News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Many locals have covered plants in preparation for record low temperatures this week. Covering the entire plant, from roots to leaves, is the best way to help them make it through a freeze. News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY Mike McCracken, of McCracken Farms, spent most of Monday covering his tomato crop in preparation for the cold front coming through this week. News-Sun photo by BETH BALDRIDG E Bubble Gum Bart, played by Kevin Leicht, takes his turn at the mike Monday night during Christmas on Main Street. By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comAVON PARK If you want a visit by Santa, you need to work on being nice, and students from around the county put their best foot forward Monday night during Christmas on Main Street. This is always a good time for family, and a great time for the kids to show their talent, said David Greenslade, executive director for the Avon Park Chamber of Commerce and organizer for the event. Emcee David Flowers introduced each group, and entertained between set-ups by singing and telling jokes. The crowd was entertained by performances from the Park Elementary Chorus, the Avon Elementary Avonaires, Avon Park middle and High Schools as well as the Avon Park Marching Band and a group from the First Baptist Church. Hot cocoa and hot dogs keep the crowd moving as the temperature dropped throughout the event, but it was Avon Park Memorial Elementarys rendition of Christmas at the O.K. Corral kept the crowd smiling. During the skit, Bubble Gum Bart, who is very annoyed by all the noise and happiness, tries to stop the celebration by threatening to cover the whole town in bubble gum. Frightened and desperate, the townspeople telegraph Santa Claus for help, so he sends The Candy Cane Kid to the rescue. Sydney Martin sang a solo during the presentation and Kevin Leicht wore the black hat as Bubble Gum Bart. I would like to extend thanks to all the kids who braved the cold and put on a great performance for the community. And I would like to extend a special thanks to David Flowers for his work. Everyone appreciates their efforts, Greenslade said. AP celebrates Christmas on Main Street Crowd braves chill for music See GUARDIAN, page 8A See SIX, page 3A By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comSEBRING Winter is still officially 13 days away, but forget about an Indian summer. Arush of cold, dry air affecting the entire eastern seaboard has dropped area temperatures into the chattering teeth, chapped hands, below freezing range, leaving sensitive plant material, including some farm crops, at risk. Mike McCracken, who operates McCracken Farms with his parents, was busy Monday, turning his racks of hydroponic tomatoes into rectangular circus tents as he clamped covers onto the framework. The tomato crop is just coming in, he said. This is a nightmare for most farmers, and its just the start of it. McCracken did have advice for home gardeners. He isnt worried about citrus trees. In fact, he doubted that grove owners would run water to protect them. But, tropical fruits like mangos and papaya are in danger, as are many exotic flowers and shrubs, and some vegetables, like tomatoes, squash and peppers. Small plants and flowers such as orchids should be moved inside. Bundling up against the chill Covering plants offers best level of protection News-SunSEBRING With temperatures plummeting, the county opened the Bert J. Harris Jr. Agriculture Center as a shelter Monday and Tuesday. According to Erin Gercken, with the emergency management office, only one individual took advantage of the Local shelters dont see many takers See PLANTS, page 8A See SHELTERS, page 8A Follow the News-Sun on www.facebook.com/newssun

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By SAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comSEBRING Six high school students spent their Saturday in an unconventional fashion this past weekend. The licensed drivers spent eight hours learning all about the difficulties of the driving world and how to become better, more safer drivers. The Teen Driver Challenge was a debut program sponsored by the Highlands County Sheriffs Office. The idea behind the challenge was to teach the young drivers that having a license does not necessarily mean that they are completely ready for the road. Highlands County is one of 32 sheriffs departments that have implemented this challenge. Training coordinator and sheriff officer Joe Noto headed the challenge with the help of several other deputies and officers. Throughout the day, the members of the training challenge demonstrated multiple driving situations and tests that the students then had to re-enact and perform. Figure eights, braking demonstrations, and even a texting challenge were performed under careful supervision at the Sheriffs Office driving course just east of the Sebring International Raceway. The six students found the challenges to be difficult as they cornered to close to those bright orange cones, many crushed multiple times. The students were told to perform figure eights while talking on the cell phone, which of course led to many cones being run over and accidents. 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PB: Power Ball PP: Power Pla y Lottery Center By SAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comSEBRING The Highlands C ounty YMCAhas recently been a pproved by Pepsi for a potential g rant. The idea was thought up by Y MCAprogram director Dave S check and Jonathan Joles. The grant idea is to build a climbi ng wall at the Family YMCA. S check and Joles both believe the w all would help fight childhood o besity in the community. The p otential grant will award $5,000 to t he YMCAand allow the wall to be c onstructed at the facility. It has taken us eight months to g et our idea of building a wall against childhood obesity in the running for a grant for $5,000, Scheck said. The idea for the Pepsi grant is not just to have the wall there, but Scheck plans to utilize it for many purposes. The climbing wall will benefit the community by programs such as Summer Camp and Fun Fit Fridays to give children a positive, fun way to exercise and stay healthy, Scheck said. Scheck and Joles said the climbing wall is one of hundreds of grant ideas that must be voted on in order to be awarded the grant. The competition includes ideas from all over the world and throughout the month of December, people must vote to get their idea to the top position. The climbing wall is in the health category along with 150 other nonprofit health ideas throughout the world. Scheck is avid about getting the climbing wall to the top of the list and into the Highlands County facility. Anyone can vote, people in Highlands County and people all over the world. You can text in your votes or go online, Scheck said. In order to be awarded the grant money, Scheck and Joles idea has to be in the top 10 when the voting closes at the end of December. The idea had jumped on the list from 113th on Monday evening to No. 40 on Tuesday morning. Scheck sees this as a good sign. We are doing pretty good. We moved way up the list and we hope to get all the way to the top, he said. To participate in the race for the grant, voters should follow this easy process: 1. Go to refresheverything.com 2. Click sign in on the bottom left hand side of the screen 3. Enter e-mail address 4.Choose No Im New Here 5.Complete sign up page 6.Choose health tab on top of page 7.Click $5,000 bar 8.Look for Building a wa ll against childhood obesity and vo te for that idea Voting can be done twice a da y, according to Scheck once onli ne at the Web address and once on t he Facebook page. Scheck is hoping for the conti nued support of the grant propos al idea throughout the month an d encourages everyone to vote. It will truly benefit the kids an d the community here, so we ho pe that we can get as much support as possible, Scheck said. YMCA needs votes to get grant for climbing wall Teens get tested on the road at HCSOs Driver Challenge News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Lake Placid High School student Phillip Clonninger practices a figure-eight maneuver Saturday during a teen driving course. News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS The Highlands County Sheriffs Office sponsored a Teen Driver Challenge course Saturday in Sebring. Special to the News-SunSEBRING Historic Downtown Sebrings m onthly Gallery Walk will be held from 5-8 p .m. Friday and walkers can enjoy the the h oliday lights, as well as the warm hospitalit y offered by the Downtown Sebring merc hants. In addition to the festive lights illuminating t he Circle, walkers can enjoy holiday music b y the Unity Carolers; extended store hours in t he boutiques, shops and galleries; and street a rtists offering jewelry, mixed media, photogr aphy, holiday decor and more. Shoppers can help support the local econom y and locally owned business while saving m oney by using a free Buy Downtown Sebring card (details at www.BuyDowntownSebring.com). Participating Gallery Walk merchants include: Le Attique, Front Porch Dogs, Brenner Pottery & Gallery, Wild Artist Jewelry, Janet King Studio, Lindas Books, Childrens Museum of the Highlands, Happy Owl, Steve and Company, Circle Salon, Captain Rons Mercantile, Highlands Art League, Frames & Images, Sebring Antiques, Carrillos Closet, Liz & Co, Kathys Consignment, NPH HOBBIES, Etcetera, The Pier Group and Net Patrol. For more information about Gallery Walk, visit www.GalleryWalkSebring.com. Gallery Walk celebrates holidays See DRIVER, page 8A Special to the News-SunLAKE PLACID The annual Lake Placid Christmas Parade will start at 7 p.m. Saturday from Main Street and Dal Hall Boulevard. Parade staging will be on Dal Hall Boulevard starting at 3 p.m. Road closures at both ends of Dal Hall and some adjacent roads can be expected at that time. The parade will proceed south in the east lanes of Main Street and will turn east on Interlake Boulevard, then north on Eucalyptus Street. Police are asking that floats do not stop on Eucalyptus Street to disband as it causes the parade to back up. Roads will be closed for the actual parade starting at 5:30 p.m. Heartland Boulevard is a viable bypass around the event. New parking restrictions for the Christmas parade will be in effect from 4-9 p.m. There will be no parking after 4 p.m. on the north side of Interlake Boulevard from Brantley Properties (417 E. Interlake Blvd.) to Main Avenue. Parking o n the south side will be allowed wherever restri ctive signs are not posted. Chief Phil William s advised it is Christmas an d the police do not want to ruin anyone's Christm as spirit, however, parkin g restrictions will be enforc ed strictly by ticketing an d towing of illegally park ed vehicles. Businesses will not be allowed to restrict parkin g during the day by roping o ff areas. No Parking sig ns may be obtained from t he police department whi ch will restrict parking after 4 p.m. These signs must be posted at 7 a.m. on para de day and will be enforced b y police. Handicapped parkin g will be located and mark ed at the Highlands Coun ty Health Department on Ma in Street. Further information c an be obtained from the poli ce department Web site at www.lppd.com. Lake Placid Christmas Parade set for Saturday www.newssun.comThe Police Blotter can be found online at By BILLKACZOR Associated PressTALLAHASSEE A l egislative economist told t he Senate Budget C ommittee on Tuesday t hat she expects a predicte d $2.5 billion budget gap t o widen because the s tates economic recovery h as been slower than forec ast. The panels chairman, m eanwhile, hinted that G ov.-elect Rick Scotts c ampaign promises for d eep spending and tax cuts m ay run into trouble in the L egislature. State economists in S eptember estimated the $ 2.5 billion difference b etween anticipated reve nues and expenses rangi ng from high priority to c ritical for the 2011-12 b udget year that begins J uly 1. Amy Baker, coordinator o f the Legislatures Office o f Economic and D emographic Research, t old the committee that all t he numbers havent yet b een crunched, but it looks l ike general revenue will b e lower and costs higher t han in the prior forecast. It sounds like its all b ad, but the truth of the m atter is we are starting to s how improvement in the e conomy, Baker said. Its j ust not as strong as wed h oped it would be at this p oint. Committee Chairman J D Alexander, R-Lake W ales, said its too early to t ell whether lawmakers w ill be able to cut spendi ng by $4 billion or reduce p roperty and corporate i ncome taxes as Scott, also a Republican, proposed d uring his campaign. Budget outlook getting gloomier

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One of the favorite foods a t the event was the snake c ake, which was named for i ts shape, not its ingredients. Door prizes, drawings and r affles were also held t hroughout the three-hour p rogram that lasted well past t he 9 p.m. deadline. The event was held off of C ounty Road 29 in a pasture which held the 20 plus tents and a stage under crisp Florida skies, but it was not a sit-down affair. This is great fun. This is our first year. The food is great, the atmosphere is wonderful and the band rocks, Donna Jensol said as she traversed from tent to tent to try the wares. Along with Ransom, and the food, the crowd was entertained by both a silent and a live auction, which featured wares like paintings from legacy Highwayman artist Daniel Butler. Butler, born in Okeechobee, is known for his oil paintings of wildlife, especially fowl, and is known as the duck painter. Each attendee of the dinner received a commemorative Tshirt, and complementary food and drinks for their $75 ticket, but the price was well worth the atmosphere. It goes for a good cause. You would have spent about this much on dinner and a movie, or twice that if you had drinks and dancing afterwards, but what theater serves frog legs? Jensol asked as she nibbled on the snake cake. Proceeds go towards the Rotarys scholarship program. Over the past six years, the event has raised more than $175,000 for educational and charitable projects both locally and internationally, according to www.lpnr.com, and committee member Jim Carroll said that the event was a success this year as well. Well, the numbers are tallied yet, but we are estimating over $20,000 this year for scholarships and programs, he said. I am personally excited to be a part of an organization that supports the community to this extent, Carroll said. Oh, and Carroll said his favorite food was also the frog legs. LP Noon Rotary hosts wild dinner party News-Sun photo by BETH BALDRIDGE Not so exotic for some, but catfish was still a favorite during the Lake Placid Noon Rotarys Wild Game Dinner on Saturday. turing and confining the five during the investigation. To date, 20 defendants have pled guilty to various narcotics trafficking offenses. This case is the result of a DEA-led multi-agency operation targeting a cocaine trafficking ring responsible for importing cocaine from Juarez, Mexico to the U.S. through El Paso, Texas and into South Florida. After the cocaine arrived in South Florida, the defendants were charged with distributing the cocaine throughout South and Central Florida. Agents with the Drug Enforcement Agency also announced that they have seized 25 kilograms of cocaine, more than $1.5 million in cash and jewelry, and several luxury vehicles from the region in connection with the investigation. According to information developed during the investigation, the drug trafficking group operat ed from Broward, Pal m Beach, and Highlan ds Counties in the Southe rn District of Florida, an d Hendry County in t he Middle District of Florida Orosco was se ntenced to 168 months in prison and five years of supervised release. Resendiz was se ntenced to 120 months in prison and five years of supervised release. Martinez was se ntenced to 18 months in prison; 3 years of supe rvised release. Chavez was se ntenced to time served an d four years of supervis ed release. Becerra was se ntenced to 70 months in prison and four years of supervised release. Olvera was sentenc ed to 37 months in prison an d four years of supervis ed release. Ferrer commended t he investigative efforts of t he Highlands County Sheriff s Office for their particip ation in the operation. Continued from page 1A Six locals sentenced for drug ring connection Follow the News-Sun online on www.twitter.com/thenewssun This is great fun. This is our first year. The food is great, the atmosphere is wonderful and the band rocks.DONNAJENSOL diner Seventh annual Wild Game Dinner feeds crowd, raises money

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There have been comp laints about the cost of h ooking up, and what are s een as exorbitant water r ates, especially from busin esses struggling in the econo my. The situation, however, i snt as simple as a council t rying to manipulate numb ers. In fact, Freeman has o nly recieved three raises in n ine years and not this y ear in an effort to keep c osts down. The key point, both Lake P lacid Councilman Steve B astardi and Freeman say, is t hat water systems are f inanced by the rate payers; n o tax dollars are used e xcept for an occasional g rant toward capital improvem ents. The system is not designed t o earn money for a town i t is meant to sustain itself a nd create a reserve fund. T hat fund provides the rainy d ay capital for emergencies, s uch as a pump going down, o r a lift station failure. We need to remember mira cles dont make water flow a nd sewage disappear. Like t he T-bone steak in its plastic w rap, there is more to a gall on of water than most people t hink about. For example, utility direct ors are required to provide m onthly reports based on data collected daily, tests which can run into thousands of dollars a month. Then there are the chemicals to be bought, pipes and equipment to maintain and replace routinely, and providing an attractive salary to draw the trained and certified experts needed to keep the system healthy and on line. Rate structures have to take all of these realities into account. Then there are additional costs. In Lake Placid, the town had to put its sewer system on a moratorium a few years ago because it was operating at 95 percent of capacity. That meant no new hook ups were possible. The town council made the difficult decision to invest in a new state-of-the-art water treatment plant and put in new sewer lines. At the same time, Highlands Utilities, a small private provider of sewer services, was at 100 percent capacity with an outdated rate structure that no longer covered costs. The low rates were one of the reasons the utilitys infrastructure began to fail. Buying Highlands Utilities, and planning on buying other systems, is looking to the future, Bastardi said. It is all about economies of scale the more rate payers in the equation, the lower the rate can be. Federal and state governments add to the dilemma. Concerned about future water resources, water and sewer providers are charged with using a punitive rate scale so the more water a rate payer uses, the higher a rate the payer will be charged. While a burden for highwater-use businesses, the goal is to create water-conserving policies. For example, there are water reuse systems for car washes that can pay for themselves over time by significantly reducing water use. We know the pain of down-sized budgets, and living week to week. We know the tension of keeping a business up and running in these difficult days. We would love the old days to return in 1997 water cost 55 cents a gallon but they wont, anymore than the price of gasoline will go below a dollar. Instead, we have to face the realities of today that neglect in the past, growing populations increasing demand, and the expense of cleaning affluent all combine for a serious price tag. Even so, the council has called for a new rate study, in the hope of an adjustment. Freeman warns that probably wont happen. Before any final decision, however, there will be a Rural Water presentation to the council on Jan. 25, followed by two public meetings and council discussions. It is a cold and comfortless situation, with no happy solutions. Our sympathy to the council members who have to do something. No way will they please everyone this time. If you are looking for a silver lining to this cloud, be glad you didnt run for office and have to make these decisions. Page 4ANews-SunWednesday, December 8, 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 Keeping up with the flow L ake Placids town council and its utilities director Gary Freeman are between a rock and a hard place. T he issue is water and sewer rates, as w ell as hooking buildings into the new s ewer system built within town limits. Schools winter concert is Thursday E ditor: Cracker Trail Elementary S chool Winter Concert is g oing to be on Thursday, D ec. 9. There will be two m orning concerts for the s chool assembly at 8:30 and 9 :15 a.m. and one night conc ert for parents and commun ity at 7 p.m. featuring the Mustang Chorus, which c onsists of fourthand fifthg rade students and the Fifth G rade Handbell Choir. Come and celebrate with u s this special time of the y ear. Esther Rodriguez Lake PlacidChilds unheard cries E ditor: I am writing this on behalf o f all the innocent members o f our society. For they are i ncapable of speaking for t hemselves. I feel that our current judic ial system has ultimately f ailed to protect the lives of o ur children. It seems that o ur small, helpless victims m ust succumb to undue m easures of abuse or their u ntimely demise through no fault of their own. I feel that we, as a society of well educated and of prominent status have greatly failed to our duties as unbiased citizens to protect the individuals that we, as a society, vowed to do. I do not understand, nor do I comprehend why an innocent life must be tortured or found deceased before the judicial system will put forth any legal actions against the perpetrator. I have recently witnessed in a courtroom setting, with the proof of burden at hand, as in medical reports and law enforcement findings and heard the perpetrator confessing to allegation as being true, but this individual was still allowed to walk free and the judge granted unsupervised visitation including spending entire weekends with the alleged perpetrator. Please, let us as a whole unit of a concerned society come together to create a much more effective means of better care and justice to help by prevention and in reducing the number of loss our most cherished loved ones. I ask these things on behalf of all the precious children lives that have already sacrificed their young lives and also for the ones that have been and/or are still being subjected to unfair cruelty and abuse. These victims place their lives and trust in our governed settings and they deserve so much more than that of our current laws. They are our future and they depend on us to help them to grow into happy, law abiding and productive adults in society. Please hear their cries and their prayers. Please make positive changes to better adjust the current laws and procedures. Please answer their prayers and give them a safer place to grow. Susan Croy SebringHeartland Prowl enjoy debut gameEditor: We, the Heartland Prowl Basketball Team and Staff, want to say thank you to Highlands County. Our debut game, Dec. 4, at South Florida Community College was a complete success: from the sold-out crowd to our nail-biting win over the Florida Makos. Thank you for coming out to support us. We look forward to a successful season here in the Heartland. Heartland Prowl Basketball Team and Staff Highlands CountyLocal group keeps Wall visit pleasantEditor: The Wall That Heals has been an important story in the Sebring area. The Wall serves as a place of special healing to all of us that understand the history of The Vietnam Era and how the returning vets were treated. Tremendous efforts were focused on the escort and the security of the wall, both done by The United States Military Veterans Motorcycle Club, Sebring Highlanders Chapter. Kudos to these proud members of this local chapter. Welcome home. Ronald Hocky Hochhauser President USMVM/C Sebring Highlanders Chapter Bouquets Nine months after nearly 400,000 service members and over 150,000 spouses of active and reserve component service members were surveyed by the Pentagon for their views on a potential repeal of Dont Ask, Dont Tell, the results are in. In whats been called one of the largest surveys in the history of the U.S. military, more than 70 percent of the 115,052 service members who completed the survey said the impact of repealing the policy that bans openly gay men and lesbians from serving in the armed forces would be positive, mixed or nonexistent. Of course, such decisive findings will likely mean nothing to those opposed to lifting the ban, including obstructionist-in-chief John McCain, who is now serving out his twilight years as the nations elder, bitter, not quite statesman. To be fair, while McCain says the policy is working, he really doesnt understand how the policy works or his past positions on the issue. See, ever since the Arizona Senator lost the presidential race to Barack Obama, hes been merely a shell of what he once was. Remember McCain the medias maverick? He died during the 2008 Republican primaries as the former Vietnam prisoner of war became captive to the fringe within his own party to secure its nomination. Gone are the days when McCain would occasionally cross party lines to work with Democrats on widely popular issues like campaign finance reform. That guy was buried for good during his contentious primary campaign for reelection this year when he was forced even further to the right by his tea party rival and ultimately disavowed his work on issues like comprehensive immigration reform. In June of 2009, McCain seemed open to the idea of repeal when and if military leaders said it was time a position hed long articulated. He said, My opinion is shaped by the view of the leaders of the military... I am especially guided, to a large degree, by their views. What happened when military leaders like Secretary of Defense Robert Gates and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Mike Mullen told McCain that it was, in fact, time for such action? He reacted angrily saying it was Congress that should be consulted on such matters. Hows that for being especially guided by military leaders? McCain went on to add new conditions that he claimed could very well change his mind on the subject the completion of th e Pentagons survey of servic e members but now that th e study has been released and finds our men and women i n uniform having little troubl e with the concept of serving alongside their openly gay brethren, McCain is pushin g the goal posts even further. Arizonas seasoned Senator isnt even all that familiar with how the polic y he claims works so well actually, you know, works. He told a room full of reporters in September, "Regulations are, we do no t go out and seek to find out if someone's sexual orientation. We do not!" He repeat ed this point again and agai n as journalists attempted to offer him examples of troop s who met that very fate. McCain shouldve been familiar with at least one such example. As ranking member of the Senate Arme d Services Committee he hea rd testimony from Michael Almy, a 13-year Air Force veteran who was discharged after emails to his same-sex partner were discovered. The plain truth is that Dont Ask, Dont Tell doesnt work. Nearly 15,000 service members have been discharged because of the ban including decorated officer s and those in critical occupations costing taxpayers an estimated $555.2 million through fiscal year 2008. Lifting the ban would likely result in retaining more tha n 4,000 men and women who wouldve left otherwise eac h year. Lifting the ban wouldnt undermine retention, moral e, or unit cohesion many o f our own allies (at least 25 countries) allow open military service not to mention the findings of the new Pentagon survey. Perhaps thats why more than 100 retired U.S. generals and admirals along with a hefty majority of Americans support lifting the ban. Anyone who tells you ot herwise is either uniformed o r deliberately trying to decei ve you for his or her own poli tical agenda. That includes Senator McCain. This late in life, politics may have gotten in the way of McCain serving his coun try with dignity and respect but that doesnt mean he should stand in the way of gay men and lesbians offer ing such service openly and honestly in our armed force s. Karl Frisch is a progressive political communications consultant based in Washington, DC. He can be reached at KarlFrisch.com. They were asked and they told, but will McCain listen? Guest Column Karl Frisch EDITORIALPAGEPOLICYMake sure to sign your letter and include your address and phone number. Anonymous letters will be automati cally rejected. Please keep your letters to a maximum o f 400 words. We have to make room for everybody. Letters of local concern take priority. Send your letter to 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL 33870; drop it off at the same address; fax 385-1954; o r e-mail editor@newssun.com.

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Showcases are set with a w onderful mixture of busin esses, products and services a vailable starting at 11:30 a .m.; the meeting will start a t 12:10 p.m. The lunch is $ 10. In addition to monthly m ember door prizes, LCW w ill offer a cash giveaway. For more information visit w ww.lunchclubwednesday.co m or call Diana Albritton at 3 81-8170. Events planned at lodges, postsAVON PARK The Combat Veterans M emorial VFWPost 9853 w ill have its Ladies A uxiliary meeting at 4 p.m. t oday, the Mens Auxiliary m eeting at 6 p.m. and the P ost meeting at 7 p.m. Bar b ingo is set for 1 p.m. T hursday. Schedules are subj ect to change; call for d etails. For more informat ion, call 452-9853. LAKE PLACID The Veterans of Foreign W ars 3880 will have music w ith Now and Then at 5:30 p .m. today. For more inform ation, call 699-5444. The Lake Placid Moose 2 374 will have karaoke with BobKat from 5:30-8:30 p.m. today. Music by Franke from 6-10 p.m. Thursday. For more information and menu selection, call 465-0131.Sebring Elks present six awardsSEBRING The Americanism Committee of the Sebring Elks 1529 will present six awards for their annual Americanism Essay to local students who have participated. The committee received 62 essays and will have the presentation from 7-8 p.m. Thursday. The presentation is open to the public. Rotary Club has barbecue on FridaySEBRING On Friday the Rotary Club of Sebring will have a barbecue at Walgreens South next to Village Inn from 9 a.m. to sell out. Boston butts, St. Louis racks of ribs and pork sandwiches will be sold. Proceeds will go to The Salvation Army. Call 3815127 to pre-order or for further information.Retired Educators meet ThursdayAVON PARK Retired Educators/Support Personnel will meet at 10:45 a.m. Thursday at Union Congregation Historic Church, 196 N. Butler Ave. Entertainment provided by Avon Park High School Chorus, directed by Joy Loomis. The speaker is Major Bruce from The Salvation Army. The cost of lunch is $7. Bring canned goods and non-perishable food.Sebring Country Estates meets ThursdaySEBRING The Sebring Country Estates Civic Association Inc. will hold its last monthly business meeting of the year at 7 p.m. Thursday at the clubhouse, 3240 Grand Prix Drive (behind Walmart). The meeting is open to residents and guests of Sebring Country Estates and Grand Prix Heights subdivisions and is held every second Thursday of the month. New members are invited and welcome to come and share in the associations mission to preserve the neighborhood and to find ways of improving it. Come as a guest to find out the benefits of being a member. There will also be a 50/50 raffle. The annual $10 per person membership dues are payable at the meeting, at ladies cards every Thursday at 12:30 p.m., or at the carry-in dinner, every fourth Thursday of each month at 6 p.m.Commodities distributed this weekSEBRING December Commodities Distribution will be from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday and Friday at The Salvation Army. Clients in vehicles with 2010 Commodities cards may use the drop-off lane for their distribution. Clients without 2010 Commodities card must come inside to sign up and get the distribution that day. This institution is an equal opportunity provider. COMMUNITYBRIEFS Florence GarrettFlorence Marie Garrett, 89, of Sebring died Dec. 4, 2010. Born in Chicago, she moved to Sebring in 2008. Survivors include her daughter, Florie Brown; sisters, Lorraine Worthington and Mary Ann Carlson; eight grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and 11 great-great-grandchildren. Acelebration of her life will take place at a later date. Interment will be next to her husband and daughter in Hillsboro Memorial Gardens in Brandon. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimers Foundation of America, P.O. Box 96391, Washington, D.C. 20090. Robert GradyRobert Lee Grady, 51, of Sebring died Nov. 22, 2010. Born in Sebring, he was a supervisor with Martin Marietta Corporation in Orlando, returning to Sebring in 2006. He served as a corporal in the U.S. Army stationed in Germany. He is survived by his wife, Marjorie; children, Rodney, Renatta and Renessa; brothers, Michael, John, Aaron, Jeremiah, Willie and Terry; sisters, Mary Stringer, Helen Brooks, Eethel Carrie, Dessa Goynes, Rachael Bragg, and Linda Kinsey. Military Honors were held Dec. 3 at Sarasota National Cemetery. Morris Funeral Chapel, Sebring, was in charge of arrangements.Allan HigginsAllan Clyde Higgins, 79, of Lorida died Dec. 5, 2010. Born in Burlington Flats, N.Y., he and his father were active dairy farmers, running Dunga Brook Farm, which had been in the Higgins family for more than 150 years. He also was a member of First Baptist Church of Burlington Flats. Upon moving to Lorida, he served as treasurer of Spring Lake Presbyterian Church. He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Connie; children, Debra, Karen, Sandra and Jeff; a sister, Margie; brother, Carl; one grandchild and one great-grandchild. ACelebration of Life will take place at 2 p.m. Friday at Spring Lake Presbyterian Church in Spring Lake. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Spring Lake Presbyterian Church, 5887 U.S. 98, Sebring, FL33876. Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home, Sebring, is in charge of arrangements.Grace RuttGrace Leona Rutt, 104, of Avon Park died Dec. 5, 2010. Born in Bethlehem, Pa., she moved to Avon Park in 2004. She was a homemaker and a member of the Avon Park Seventh Day Adventist Church. She is survived by her son, Victor Leidich; daughters, Gloria Wasko, Hannah Eppel and Carol Farkash; 16 grandchildren, 34 greatgrandchildren and four great-great grandchildren. Visitation will be from 23 p.m. Thursday at the Avon Park Seventh Day Adventist Church with service to fo llow at 3 p.m. with Past or Paul Boling officiatin g. Burial will be in Friedensville Cemetery in Friedensville, Pa. Memori al contributions may be ma de to the Cornerstone Hospic e, 2590 Havendale Blvd. NW Winter Haven, FL3388 1. Stephenson-Nelson Funer al Home, Avon Park, is in charge of arrangement s. Condolences may be expressed at stephensonne lsonfh.com.Forest TownsendForest Willia m Townsend, 78, of Sebring di ed Nov. 20, 201 0. Born in Gurnee, Ill., he worked for the Civ il Service, retiring to Sebrin g in 2004. He retired from t he U.S. Air Force, of which he served in the Cold War. H e was a member of Resurrection Luther an Church. Survivors include h is wife, June; children, Alie ce Harris, Kristi Townsen d, Gilbert Townsend, Melis sa Richards; step-childre n, Roxann Bellaire, Rebec ca Becker, Jeffrey Heath, Joh n Heath, Nancy Beguh n, David Kuebler and Cath y Kuebler; brothers, Har ry Townsend and Robe rt Townsend; sisters, Leo na Smitherman and Floren ce Mathis; numerous gran dchildren and great gran dchildren. Amemorial service w ill be held at 7 p.m. today at Resurrection Luther an Church, Avon Par k. Memorial contributions m ay be made to Resurrectio n Lutheran Church, P.O. Bo x 387, Avon Park, FL3382 6. Condolences may be expressed at www.morrisf uneralchapel.com. Morr is Funeral Chapel, Sebring, is in charge of arrangements Garrett Higgins OBITUARIES Special to the News-SunSEBRING Residents at T anglewood are making their p lans now for another succ essful few months of raising f unds for the American C ancer Society. In 2010, the r esidents raised $55,600 for c ancer research, bringing t heir total contribution to A CS in the past 10 years at n early a quarter million doll ars $247,000. The communitys first big e vent that is open to the publ ic is the Paul Todd concert o n Thursday, Jan. 20. Tickets a re now on sale from 9:30-10 a .m. Mondays and starting S aturday, they will also be a vailable from 3-4 p.m. T hursdays. Reserved seats a re $12; general admission is $ 10. Call 385-7316 for inform ation. Acritically acclaimed prol ific writer, entertainer, comp oser, arrangers and singer, T odd has been amazing c rowds since he won the p restigious National Yamaha K eyboard Contest at the age o f 14. Although he was called a c hild prodigy at the keyb oards, he realized at a young a ge that he could hear entire s ymphonies and scores of m usic in his head. It took y ears of training his feet and h ands to automatically perf orm what he heard, but he d id it. Todd is most famous for h is unique concerts. Todd a ccompanies himself by p laying six keyboards simult aneously. His fingers and f eet move at lightning fast s peed, which the audience c an see on a large mirror set u p behind the keyboards. Although first and forem ost a Christian artist, his c oncerts also include origin al, classical, popular and B roadway selections. He is a lso known of his smooth and p owerful vocals, and combines talent with a sparkling wit to help make his concerts an unforgettable family night out. He performs more than 50 concerts a year; most of them as fundraisers for charities. His personal mission statement is to use his talents to help raise funds for charitable organizations. Over the years, he has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for numerous charities nationwide. Paul Todd Charities Inc. has been founded to help with this endeavor. The Paul Todd Concert may be the first big fundraiser, one that is open to the public, but Tanglewood residents will actually begin raising funds one day earlier, Jan. 19, with the Bill Jarrett Ford Drive for the Cure. That event, like many others, is closed to Tanglewood residents only. Other community-only activities will include a Ride/Walk for the Cure. This event will have two locations for the more enthusiastic bicyclist, the ride will take place around Lake Jackson. For the more relaxed cyclist, the ride will take place throughout the Tanglewood community, as will the walk. Alasagna dinner will be served on Feb. 2. On Feb. 5 at Sun N Lake in Sebring will be a Golf Fore tournament. On Feb. 10, the luminary speakers and display will take place in the community and on Feb. 15 will be the large cancer event. Another fund raiser that will be open to the public is the Tanglewood Actors Guild for the Cure Fashion Show. Tickets will go on sale for this event in early January. Major sponsors for the Tanglewood Residents Cancer Benefit are Bill Jarrett Ford, Drs. Thakkar and Patel, Heartland National Bank, Hometown America, Sebring Custom Carts and Young at Heart Travel. Concert with Paul Todd kicks off Tanglewoods Relay fund raisers Courtesy photo Paul Todd will be in concert on Thursday, Jan. 20 at Tanglewood to help kick start the communitys drive to raise funds for the American Cancer Society. Todd amazes audiences by playing six keyboards at one time. The audience is always thrilled to watch his performance, which is done in front of a large mirror so guests can see him at work. The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN Special to the News-SunLAKE PLACID Birders of all abilities will take part in the 24th annual Lake Placid Count and the National Audubon Society 111th Christmas Bird Count. Every year the challenge is to find more species and individuals than in previous years within the 15-mile diameter Lake Placid Count Circle centered in Lake Placid near U.S. 27 and Lake Grassy. Archbold Biological Station and Highlands County Audubon work together to arrange and oversee the 24-hour event. Last year, nine teams of 30 field observers plus seven persons counting at feeders tallied a species count of 136 (average is 144) and individuals numbering 20,641. More than 60,000 volunteers from all 50 states, every Canadian province, parts of Central and South America, Bermuda, the West Indies and Pacific islands participate each year, between Dec. 14 and Jan. 5, in this all-day census counting every bird seen within a Count Circle in a 24-hour period. Truly citizens science in action, the results of the Christmas Bird Count are compiled into the longest running database in ornithology, representing over a century of unbroken data on trends of early-winter bird populations across the Americas, studied by scientists and interested people all over the world. This year scientists will be looking for information to help understand the impact of the Gulf oil spill. Prior to the turn of the century, peop le engaged in a holiday tradition known as t he Christmas Side Hunt. They would choo se sides, go afield with their guns and whoe ver brought in the biggest pile of feather ed (and furred) quarry won. Conservation w as in its beginning stages around the turn of the 20th century and many observers an d scientists were becoming concerned abo ut declining populations. Beginning o n Christmas Day 1900, ornithologist Fran k Chapman, an early officer in the then bu dding Audubon Society, proposed a new ho liday tradition a Christmas Bird Censu s that would count birds during the holida ys rather than hunt them. So began t he Christmas Bird Count. If your home is within the boundaries of the Christmas Bird Count Circle, i.e. t he town of Lake Placid, Sylvan Shore s, Highlands Park Estates, part of Leisu re Lakes, Placid Lakes or Sun N Lakes Sout h, you can stay home and report the birds vi siting your yard and/or feeder. If you ha ve never taken part in a CBC before and yo u want to participate this year as a feed er watcher, call 465-0781 prior to the count. Other counts nearby to take part in t he Avon Park Air Force Range Circle CBC o n Jan. 5, contact Troy Herschberger at 45 24254 as soon as possible; or Glades Hend ry County count on Dec. 18, contact Margar et England, (863) 674-0695, to participate. 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Page 6ANews-SunWednesday, December 8, 2010www.newssun.com 3100 Golfview Rd. SebringLocated in Inn on the Lakes314-0348 MINI STARTERSTire Treads $3.00 Skillet Mussels $5.00 Crab Oval $6.00 Asian Shrimp $6.00EARLY BISTROSERVED 3:00 PM 6:00 PM DAILY SUNDAYS 12:00 PM 9:00 PMENTREESDill Salmon $14.00 Chicken Schnitzel $10.00 Cognac Peppercorn Steak $12.00 Mussels Roma $10.00 Greek Spanakopita $10.00 Rustic French Onion Steak $10.00 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. By ELLEN GIBSON APRetail WriterNEWYORK Few companies w ere clobbered harder than S tarbucks in the recession. The c offee chain with outposts on every c orner came to represent all that w as wrong with American busin esses and shoppers: unchecked e xpansion, self-indulgence and m indless credit-card swiping. But now customers who swore o ff frivolous spending during the r ecession are lining up again for t heir $4 caffeine fix. The compan ys net income nearly doubled and r evenue rose 17 percent in the most r ecent quarter compared with a y ear earlier, as more Americans a llowed themselves a small treat. After seeing their retirement f unds and home equity shrink s everely, consumers tightened their b elts in a shift some economists d ubbed the New Frugality. F ortunately for the worlds largest l atte purveyor and other peddlers o f small luxuries, Americans have a short memory when it comes to t he economy. Affordable luxury goods like g ourmet coffee, lingerie and highe nd skin cream have been enjoying a comeback since the stock market b egan to rally in August and highe r-income Americans started feeli ng better about their finances. At Estee Lauder Cos., whose b rands include Clinique and MAC c osmetics, CEO Fabrizio Freda s ays customers who traded down to d rug store brands when times were t ough are returning. Revenue was u p 14 percent last quarter, driven b y brisk sales of high-end moisturi zers and eye creams. Specialty items like the Miraculous push-up bra have b uoyed the company that owns V ictorias Secret and Bath and B ody Works. Revenue rose 12 perc ent last quarter at Limited Brands I nc. as shoppers treated themselves t o its stock in trade. People didnt feel good about h aving little indulgences in recent y ears, says David Palmer, an anal yst with UBS Investment R esearch. The Suze Orman-type t alk shows were telling you to kick your Starbucks habit. Now, he says, austerity fatigue may be setting in. For Michele Burkhammer, a nurse clinician for the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service in Rockville, Md., austerity was the only option after she was furloughed and her husband lost his job. She started buying groceries at Walmart and pared her list to the essentials. These days, her husband is back to work, and shes fed up with pinching pennies. She still doesnt splurge on herself, but she recently bought Ralph Lauren khakis and other high-end items for her 3year-old son. Shes also returning to upscale and organic grocers. Shopping is starting to be enjoyable again, Burkhammer says. Trading back up has raised hopes for the holiday season. Research firm ShopperTrak bumped up its holiday sales growth forecast to 3.2 percent from 2.9 percent after a solid start in November. Store owners were encouraged to see more holiday shoppers buying that little something extra for themselves over Thanksgiving weekend, a practice that had evaporated in the recession. The recession technically ended in June 2009, but the recovery has been fitful. Manufacturing has been stronger, though hiring has not. Home prices have stabilized somewhat since bottoming out in the spring of 2009. A17 percent gain in the Standard & Poors 500 stock index since the end of August has helped raise consumer confidence, and with it spending, particularly among the upper class. When people feel their household wealth rising, theyre more confident and that has a dramatic impact on consumption, says Chris Christopher, an economist with IHS Global Insight. Still, its unclear whether this signals the beginning of a broader retreat from thrift. Shoppers still are making lists and, for the most part, sticking to them. The unemployment rate rose to 9.8 percent in November, holding a damper on spending in millions of households. Frank Mangini, who lives in the Queens borough of New York, is back to making regular trips to Whole Foods, but only for specialty items he cant find at his local supermarket. I was trying to lay off a little bit during the recession, he says. Even with the economy picking u p, he says hes trying not to overdo it. But hes happy to shell out fo r his favorite organic green tea. After taking a drubbing during the recession, Whole Foods Mark et Inc. has been luring back shopper s. Revenue rose 15 percent last quar ter. The company, the biggest national seller of organic and natu ral groceries, says shoppers are buying more higher-priced brands and trading up on pricey items lik e seafood, cheese and housewares. Middle-class people want to make these little splurges on basic luxuries like Victorias Secret so that theyre not breaking the bank or the wallet but are getting out o f the doldrums of the recession, said Sherif Mityas, a partner in th e retail consultancy firm A.T. Kearney. These small splurges are unlike ly to spark a broader recovery. After all, Starbucks or Whole Foods binges set shoppers back just a few extra dollars. Youd have to see sales of bigger-ticket items like automobiles, designer handbags and extravagan t vacations rebounding and see people racking up credit-card deb t again to say Americansfrugal ity has ended, says Kenneth Goldstein, an economist at the Conference Board. And thats unlikely as long as unemploymen t remains stuck above 9 percent. Even with car sales improving, th e industry will sell 4 million fewer cars in the U.S. than it did in 200 7. Alan Levenson, chief economis t at T. Rowe Price, says Americans couldnt revert to old spending pa tterns even if they wanted to because banks arent willing to lend. The personal savings rate remains high, and although consumer spending rose an annualize d 2.8 percent in the third quarter, th e biggest bump since 2006, thats n ot enough to rev up the overall econ omy. Certainly theres pent-up demand, Levenson says, but shop pers are not blowing anybodys doors off. Shoppers treat themselves to lattes and lacy bras MCTphoto After struggling last year, Starbucks has seen profits rebound this year as consumers loosen their purse strings. People didnt feel good about having little indulgences. The SuzeOrman type talk shows were telling you to kick your Starbucks habit.DAVIDPALMER investment analyst

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Oct. 1, 2010Heartland National Bank to Brian A. Annett, L16 Blk 522 Sebring Shores, $205,000. Brian A. Annett to Heartland National Bank, L16 Blk 522 Sebring Shores/Others, $250,000. Scott R. LeConey to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems Inc., L5 Blk 59 Orange Blossom Country Club Community Unit 16, $193,700. Michael P. Kokkoris to James E. Tompkins, L14/15 Blk 20 Lake Haven Est. Sec. 2, $43,000. Mario Garcia to John Groves, L21-24 Blk 119 Avon Park Lakes Red-Hill Farms Add Unit J, $69,900. John Groves to JPMorgan Chase Bank, L21-24 Blk 119 Avon Park Lakes Red-Hill Farms Add Unit J, $74,000. John Lacny to Alan Tokar, L15 Gran-Lore Ranchettes 1st Add, $140,000. Alan Tokar to John Lacny, L15 Gran-Lore Ranchettes 1st Add, $119,000. Suntrust Bank to Thomas A. Clark, L4 Blk 37 Sun N Lake Est. Sec. 2, $20,000. John Calvin Mason Jr. to Navy Federal Credit Union, L1 Blk C Lotela Terrace 2nd Add, $31,000. Kenneth E. Cook to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems Inc., L6 PT L7 Blk 1 Red Top On Lake Isis Shores, $197,400. HSBC Bank USA to Tyrone Joseph, L1 Blk 41 Placid Lakes Sec. 4, $114,000. Tyrone Joseph to JPMorgan Chase Bank, L1 Blk 41 Placid Lakes Sec. 4, $136,800. Hachiro Shimanuki to Kathy M. Adams, L2 Blk S Tomoka Heights Sec. 3, $83,000. John Roan to Wells Fargo Bank, L19-24 Blk A Town of Avon Park, 30,000. Marceleen L. Clements to Heartland National Bank, PT Sec. 24-34-28/Easement, $125,000. Pamela V. Ramsay to Highlands County, L86 Lincoln Heights Sub, $1,500. Ralph Pignataro to Donald Deal, L4/5 Blk X Spring Lake Village V, $9,000. Charles L. Kirk to Glenn E. Stuntz, Unit 4A North Bldg. Edgewater Arms Condo Apartments Inc., $30,000. Kimberly Sue Ward to George C. Farley, L146 Fairmount Mobile Est., $52,000. Cheryl K. Vermilye to Midflorida Credit Union, PT Sec. 26-35-28, $161,000.Oct. 4In His Name Developments Inc. to Whitney Peterson, PT Sec. 28-36-29/Easement, $260,200. Whitney R. Peterson to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems Inc., PT Sec. 28-36-29/Easement, $208,200. Lotsource Inc. to Ian A. Poochool, L144 Blue Heron Golf & Country Club, $12,500. Lotsource Inc. to Ian A. Poochool, L19/20 Blk 212 Leisure Lakes Sec. 14, $12,000. Dennis R. Bassetti to Heartland National Bank, PT Sec. 20-34-28/Other/Easement, $259,800. Bassetti Development & Construction Corp. to Heartland National Bank, PT Sec. 9-33-28, $101,300. Lisa R. Garduno to Michael O'Berry, L11 Blk 29 Sun 'N Lake Est. Sebring Unit 2, $57,900. Michael D. OBerry to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems Inc., L11 Blk 29 Sun 'N Lake Est. Sebring Unit 2, $37,900. Ray D. Payne to Richard Royer, L5 Blk 2 Country Walk, $150,000. Cindy J. Harris to Midflorida Credit Union, L269 Golf Hammock Unit IIIA, $30,800. Susan Stanley to Peter Latham, L15/16 Blk 16 Sebring Lakes Unit 2A, $1,600. Arch Bay Holdings to Jack Haneline, L13 Blk 7 Sebring Ridge Sec. G, $47,500. Gary L. Sides to Bank of America, Tract 54 Hillside Lake Est., $112,500. Dorothy B. Joyner to Barbara Jensen, L73 Sylvan Shores Est. Sec. D, $60,000. Landen C. Humphrey to Wallace A. Coffman, L21/22 Blk 4 Highlands Park Est. Sec. H, $80,000. Russell A. Smith to Midflorida Credit Union, PT L12 Blk 2 Suburbia, $35,000. Gregg S. Foster to Sommer Foster Maloy, PT Sec. 11-3628, $52,000. Gregg S. Foster to Adalbert Mass, TR 13 Lake Apthorpe Country Est., $50,000. Kelli J. Mahoney to Audrey Vickers, Unit 12-C Terraces, $90,000. Audrey Vickers to Wauchula State Bank, Unit 12-C Terraces, $72,000. Timothy L. Craig to Ray D. Payne, L12 Blk 3 Country Walk, $140,000. Zephyr Homes to Matrix Capital USA, L7 Blk 4 Highlands Park Est. Sec. D/Other, $100,000. Francis A. Hendry II to Amelia Duran, L53 Sunshine Villas, $47,000. Amelia Duran to Francis A. Hendry II, L53 Sunshine Villas, $41,800. Duckwood Holding to Samantha Maharaj, L7 Blk 8 Leisure Lakes Sec. 1, $3,000. Thomas U. Jackson Jr. to First Baptist Church of Lake Placid Inc., L8 Blk 4 PT Lake Sirena Shores Resub, $10,000. Federal National Mortgage Assn. to Roberto Barajas, L20 Blk 103 Placid Lakes Sec. 15, $55,000.Oct. 5Gary F. Lower II to Wells Fargo Bank, PT Sec. 24-35-29, $239,600. Michael A. Saclarides to Wells Fargo Bank, L51 Avon Acres Unit II, $112,700. Billy F. Smith to Wells Fargo Bank, L400 Golf Hammock Unit V, $110,700. Richard A. Lievestro to Wells Fargo Bank, L190 Golf Hammock Unit III, $102,800. Joedene E. Thayer to Wells Fargo Bank, L23/24 Blk 69 Sebring Country Est. Sec. 3, $72,100. Douglas R. Lemieux to Bank of America, L23 PT L20/22/24 High Pines Sub, $367,700. David W. Rhodes to Rebecca Musgrave, L19 Blk 73 Placid Lakes Sec. 7, $141,000. Norma McClellan to Marc C. Wright, L1 Lake Lynn Acres, $299,000. Marc Wright to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems Inc., L1 Lake Lynn Acres, $239,200. Doris E. Curry to Magdalena A. Rodriguez, L292 Sebring Hills, $12,000. Magdalena A. Rodriguez to Doris E. Curry, L292 Sebring Hills, $5,000. Nancy Dale to Suntrust Bank, L70 Blk 8 Orange Blossom Est. Unit 7, $45,000. Geraldine L. Englert to Carmen Colon, L602 Sebring Ridge Sec. C, $59,000. Carmen Colon to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems Inc., L602 Sebring Ridge Sec. C, $64,600. R & T Management GP to Wells Fargo Bank, PT Sec. 438-30, $891,600. Kathleen M. Brown to Terry A. Lanier, L3 King & Langstons Add to Avon Park Sub, $72,500. C & H Utilities Inc. to City of Avon Park, PT Tract A Valencia Acres Sub, $10,000. Kita Ann Kopta to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems Inc., L481/482 Avon Park Lakes Unit 1, $44,300.Oct. 6Patsy Ann Howard to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems Inc., L40 PT L41 Blk 2 Erin Park, $134,000. William G. Hartt to Midflorida Credit Union, L37 Blk 58 Placid Lakes Sec. 6/8 Resub, $95,500.Oct. 7Louines Joseph to Vazquez Investment Group, L49 Blk 281 Sun N Lake Est. Sebring Unit 13, $70,000. Highlands County to Duckwood Holdings, L2/3 PT L1 Blk 42 Sun 'N Lake Est. Sec. 1, $3,400. Highlands County to Duckwood Holdings, L17 Blk 42 Sun 'N Lakes Est. Sec. 1, $1,500. Highlands County to Duckwood Holdings, L4 Blk N Sun 'N Lake Est. Sec. 4, $6,300. Highlands County to Frank A. Bologna, Tract 11 River Ridge Ranches Unrec, $16,000. Larry Scott Glover to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems Inc., Tract 18 Footmans Trail Phase 2 Unrec, $160,000. Joey Tranchina to Robin L. Walin, L6 Blk D Avon Lakes, $30,000. Lotsource Inc. to Tarandath Koonj Beharry, L1/6 Blk 94 Placid Lakes Sec. 19, $15,000. Highlands Ridge Golf Club to Highlands Ridge Holdings, PT Sec. 32-33-29/Others, $5,000,000. Brenda Diaz to First Florida Credit Union, PT L16/17 Blk R Spring Lake Village III, $38,800. Leslie K. Godleski to Alfonzo Guzman, L10 PT L9 Blk 18 Sun 'N Lakes Est. Sec. 4, $60,000. Robert C. Abbott to Wauchula State Bank, PT L4 Blk 13 In Sec. 34-33-28/Others, $150,000. Donald E. Martin to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems Inc., PT Sec. 17-37-30/Others, $55,800. Highlands Utilities Corp. to Town of Lake Placid, PT Sec. 837-30, $500,000. Michael L. Thompson to Philip Shelton, L21 Blk 122 La Paloma, $33,500.Oct. 8David A. Marden to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems Inc., L8 Blk 61 Sun 'N Lake Est. Sebring Unit 5, $180,800. Highlands County to Maguire Trust, L25 Blk 165 Leisure Lakes Sec. 4, $2,300. Highlands County to Maguire Trust, L28 Blk 24 Leisure Lakes Sec. 4, $1,700. Highlands County to Maguire Trust, L7 Blk 25 Leisure Lakes Sec. 4, $2,200. Highlands County to Maguire Trust, L14/15 Blk 163 Leisure Lakes Sec. 4, $2,700. Highlands County to Maguire Trust, L15/16 Blk 120 Leisure Lakes Sec. 11, $2,200. Highlands County to Maguire Trust, L12 Blk 216 Leisure Lakes Sec. 14, $1,600. Highlands County to Maguire Trust, L22 Blk 214 Leisure Lakes Sec. 14, $2,200. Highlands County to Maguire Trust, L23 Blk 225 Leisure Lakes Sec. 14, $1,700. Highlands County to Maguire Trust, L16 Blk 181 Leisure Lakes Sec. 3, $1,600. Highlands County to Maguire Trust, L2 Blk 168 Leisure Lakes Sec. 3, $1,700. Highlands County to Maguire Trust, L4 Blk 171 Leisure Lakes Sec. 3, $1,600. Highlands County to Maguire Trust,L9/10 Blk 186 Leisure Lakes Sec. 3, $2,800. Highlands County to Maguire Trust, L9 Blk 32 Leisure Lakes Sec. 4, $1,700. Highlands County to Maguire Trust, L12 Blk 37 Leisure Lakes Sec. 4, $2,200. Highlands County to Maguire Trust, L14 Blk 162 Leisure Lakes Sec. 4, $1,700. Highlands County to Maguire Trust, L18 Blk 163 Leisure Lakes Sec. 4, $2,200. Highlands County to Corrie Brakefield, L11 Blk EE Spring Lake Village V, $4,300. Highlands County to Corrie Brakefield, L19 Blk E Silver Fox Ranch, $5,900. John F. Moran to Suntrust Bank, L76 Sylvan Shores Est. Sec. E, $25,000. Hendricks Corner Inc. to Associated Grocers of Florida Inc., See Instrument/Chattel Old, $100,000. Fannie Mae to Jeremiahs International Trading Company Inc., L18 Blk 23 Highlands Park Est. Sec. P, $27,500. James P. Lee to Special Acquisitions Holdings Inc., L80-A Cormorant Point Sub Unit II, $97,300. Edward S. Yoder to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems Inc., L4 Blk 3 Lake Letta Est., $53,200. Kenneth A. Flagg Sr. to William L. Rogers, PT L6 Blk 6 In Sec. 22-33-28, $150,000. William L. Rogers to Kenneth A. Flagg Sr., PT L6 Blk 6 In Sec. 22-33-28, $107,800. William L. Rogers to Kharold C. Worden, PT L6 Blk 6 In Sec. 22-33-28, $7,300. Roger L. Davis to Maxine M. Smith, L4229/4230 PT L4231 Avon Park Lakes Unit 14, $55,000. Maxine M. Smith to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems Inc., L4229/4230 PT L4231 Avon Park Lakes Unit 14, $54,300. James C. Zempel to Joseph J. Rutigliano, L44 Blk 21 Lake Haven Est. Sec. 2, $122,500. Joseph J. Rutigliano to JPMorgan Chase Bank, L44 Blk 21 Lake Haven Est. Sec. 2, $127,000. Fannie Mae to Arlene Harman, L21 Blk 6 Venetian Village Revised, $50,000. Robert L. Ostrander to Ella Mae Voiles, L30 Enzor Stephens Unrec Sub, $40,000.Oct. 11John A. Calllies to Mary Jane Aellig, L22 Hickory Ridge Sub Unit 11, $85,000. 3 D Investment Group to Eugene Chisholm, L24 Blk 43 Sun 'N Lake Est. Sec. 2, $90,000. Eugene Chisholm to TMR Construction Inc., L24 Blk 43 Sun 'N Lake Est. Sec. 2, $10,000. Marjory Penrod to Tamara A. Penrod, L81 Fairmount Mobile Est., $36,000. Tamara A. Penrod to Marjory Penrod, L81 Fairmount Mobile Est., $36,000. James E. Starkey to David C. McQueen, L10 Blk 3 Fairway Lakes Est. Sec. 1, $110,000. David C. McQueen to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems Inc., L10 Blk 3 Fairway Lakes Est. Sec. 1, $108,600. Deak Matteson to Wauchula State Bank, L212/216-219 Sebring Ranchettes Sec. A 1st Replat, $72,200. Rene W. Taylor to Community Bank of Florida, PT Sec. 12/13-37-29/Easement, $334,000. Macie M. Galloway to Metlife Home Loans, See Instrument, $127,500. Darmindra Persaud to Team Funding Solutions, L12/13 Blk 279 Leisure Lakes Sec. 13/Others, $26,200. Fannie Mae to James Ray Noe, L4 Blk 119 Leisure Lakes Sec. 7, $99,000. James R. Noe to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems Inc., L4 Blk 119 Leisure Lakes Sec. 7, $79,200. Helen Miller to Dana Orr, L5459/5460 Avon Park Lakes Unit 17/Others, $6,000. Jose Hernandez to Gladys L. Rodriguez, L11916-11925 Avon Park Lakes Unit 37, $10,000. Evelyn M. Blackston to Curtis Nelson, L8 Blk C Lotela Terrace 2nd Add, $45,000. Curtis Nelson to Robert E. Livingston, L8 Blk C Lotela Terrace 2nd Add, $40,000. Luis E. Torres Jr. to Larry Chaney, L29 Blk 358 Sun 'N Lake Est. Sebring Unit 16, $130,000. Richard Taylor to Lurie R. Bonini, L12 Blk 261 Sun 'N Lake Est. Sebring Unit 13, $146,000. Lurie R. Bonini to Richard Taylor, L12 Blk 261 Sun 'N Lake Est. Sebring Unit 13, $141,800. Tasos Voulgaris to Effie Papadolias, Parcel L Spring Lake Village VII/Others, $200,000. Effie Papadolias to Tasos Voulgaris, Parcel L Spring Lake Village VII/Others, $200,000. www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, December 8, 2010Page 7A DEEDTRANSFERS

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Page 8ANews-SunWednesday, December 8, 2010www.newssun.com Listen Every Friday @ 9:10am to Ask A Mechanic with Barry Foster on TK730Full Service Automotive CenterHONESTY WITH A SMILE Clint CoolOwner/Technician Over 15 Years Exp. ASE/Factory Certied4320 US 27 N. SebringM-F 8-5 Sat 8-12(863) 658-1652Licensed & InsuredMost Major Credit Cards AcceptedA/C Tune-Ups Brakes Rotate Fuel Injection Transmission Oil & Lube Struts Exhaust Alignments More! COUPON REQUIREDOIL CHANGECheck All Fluids, Hoses & Belts! Also Includes A FREE 20 Point Inspection! EXPIRES 12/31/10Most cars & light trucks. Up to 5 qts. oil & lter. Not valid with any other offer.$1995 COUPON REQUIREDROTATE & BALANCE EXPIRES 12/31/10Most cars & light trucks. Not valid with any other offer.$2195 COUPON REQUIREDLABOR RATE EXPIRES 12/31/10From certied mechanic. Best in town! Not valid with any other offer.$5000 COUPON REQUIRED4 TIRES EXPIRES 12/31/10Excludes 40,000 miles economy radials. Not valid with any other offer. COUPON REQUIREDTRANSMISSION SERVICE EXPIRES 12/31/10 COUPON REQUIREDBRAKE SPECIAL EXPIRES 12/31/10 Per Hour$5000OFFIncludes uid & lter. Most cars & light trucks. Not valid with any other offer.$6995Not valid with any other offer.FREEESTIMATE banks and businesses, and we do get quite a bit of private individuals just giving donations also. But we always could use more donations and volunteers as well, Masters said. The donations are not limited to any one type of item. The program is accepting all types of donations. Weve also accept donations of gift cards. We like to give those to the older children so that they can go out and buy themselves clothes and shoes and oth er things they want, sa id Masters. The Guardian ad Lite m office will be taking don ations for unwrapped toy s, games, books and oth er gifts through Dec. 20. T he donations can be dropp ed off at the Children s Advocacy Center at 100 0 South Highlands Ave. in Sebring. Volunteers al so pick up donations fro m homes and businesses. For more informatio n about volunteering or donating contact Masters at 402-6968. Continued from page 1A For larger at-risk plants, t he best defense is a cover, M cCracken said. Properly u sed, covers can raise the t emperature around the plant b y four degrees. Keep the heat in early, h e said, and do not to r emove covers too soon. Give the plants time to r ecover. Blankets can help, and s ome nurseries sell a fabric d esigned just for the purpose o f protecting plants. The key is to cover the w hole plant so wind cannot w histle in underneath. The r oots as well as the leaves a nd flowers should be prot ected. McCracken warns, howeve r, not to use plastic bags, b ut breathable fabric instead. R emember, he said, plants a re living organisms with a n eed for sunlight, oxygen a nd air movement. Also, p lastic may act as a cold c onductor. While farmers often use w ater to protect their crops, t hat only works if the plant b ecomes encased in ice, McCracken said. Hand watering does more harm than good as it only lowers a roots temperature. McCracken strongly argues against using lights to warm plants, especially when placed under a plants cover. The risk of a fire is high, and made more likely by the dry air associated with this particular front, known as fire weather because the dry air pulls out so much moisture. McCracken said people shouldnt make themselves crazy. He recommends getting a good nights sleep instead of staying up all night worrying. Most plants, he said, will do all right, and even those which die back will often return in warmer weather. The biggest threat will be if the cold weather continues for several days in a row. One day of cold with the temperatures then rising poses no real problem, McCracken said. But two days in a row can damage root systems, so the plant has a harder time to survive. The forecast Tuesday morning predicted damaging cold possible through Thursday, a short spell of more typical weather, than another wave of cold air coming in Sunday. Continued from page 1A warmth Monday. If the weather remains abnormally cold the shelter will be open again tonight. Over at the Salvation Army, Major Bruce Stefanik said, no one approached asking for shelter, so no special measures were taken. The New Testament Mission, a faith-based sanctuary for the hungry and struggling, did not take in anyone Monday night either. While there is a dormitory, the mission isnt designed to take in individuals on a short term there is no heat in dormitory building, for example. In any case, no one arrived asking to come in from the cold, said Pat Karl, who with her husband Mike Karl founded and runs the mission. On the other hand, Karl added, first thing Monday morning there were eight people waiting in line to ask for help in paying rent or electric bills. Karl said in terms of feeding the hungry the mission has never been busier. Since March of this year, they have served 3,000 meals a month. Because Highlands County is rural, it is thought many homeless hunker down in tents in woodsy areas rather than take advantage of shelters. Continued from page 1A However, deputies demonstrated the proper ways to control not only the car but the studentshabits while on the road. According to according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, teens are involved in three times as many fatal accidents on the roads. Accidents are the leading cause of deaths among teenagers and the state of Florida has the highest fatal crash rates in the nation. The HCSO is striving to change that through this program. Im learning a lot here, said SHS student Cody Ouverson. My dad is in law enforcement and he wanted me to sign up, so I did. Im glad I came, its helping me. Ouverson then pulled his red Blazer up to the starting point, as he was next in line to corner some cones during his figure eights. We know they know the rules and how to drive. W e know theyve taken drive rs ed. But we teach them wh at they havent learned and w e hope it sticks with them an d makes a difference on t he road, said Noto. Noto and the rest of t he trainers are continuing th is program throughout t he next year with cours es scheduled in Februar y, May, August an d December. The course is open an d offered to any teen drive r, students need only to sig n up through their school s resource officer. The course consists of a two-day,12-hour curric ulum the first four hou rs being in a classroom t he final eight at the actu al driving course. Its not just commo n knowledge that we a re teaching them, its mo re than that. They are learnin g how to be safe on the road , said Noto. For more informatio n, contact Noto at 402-7350 Continued from page 1A News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY Timoteo Mesira, who works at McCracken Farms, helps put covers on cold sensitive plants Monday. With temperatures expected to drop well below freezing tonight, after two days of similar cold, vegetable farmers worry they may lose an entire crop. Plants need to be covered against cold Shelters dont see many looking for refuge from the falling temperatures Driver Challenge tests teenagers Guardian ad Litem toy drive an annual event TALLAHASSEE (AP) The grades a re in for Floridas public high schools, a nd education officials say performance d uring the 2009-2010 year shows signific ant strides. Of the 470 high schools graded, 71 perc ent received an Aor B. Another 15 perc ent received a C, while 12 percent e arned a D and 11 percent were given an F Officials say those grades are an i mprovement over the last school year, e ven while taking into account new c hanges in how the markings are calculate d. The new grades take into account fact ors other than performance on the F lorida Comprehensive Assessment Test. State high schools improve grades

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NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO FLORIDA STATUTES CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS GIVEN that pursuant to a SUMMAR Y FINAL JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE AND TAXATION OF ATTORNEYS FEES AND COSTS dated November 23, 2010, in the above styled cause, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, BASEMENT, at the Highlands County Courthouse, located at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, at 11:00 A.M., on December 17, 2010, the following described property s set forth in said SUMMAR Y FINAL JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE AND TAXATION OF ATTORNEY'S FEES AND COSTS, to wit: Unit 3, Lot 3, Quail Run Villas, in Block 9, Lake Haven Estates, Section One, according to the Plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 8, Page 100, Public Records of Highlands County, Florida, as described in description recorded in Official Records Book 737, Page 664, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. Parcel Id: C-01-35-28-022-0030-0030 Commonly known as: 4352 Lafayette Avenue, Sebring, FL 33875 Dated this 24th day of November, 2010. ROBERT W. GERMAINE, Clerk of Court By: /s/ Toni Kopp As Deputy Cler k IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, if you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, tot he provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Office of the Court AdAMENDED NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE AS TO THE DATE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Pursuant to a WRIT OF EXECUTION issued out of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, on the 21st day of May, 2010, in the cause wherein LOMONICO CONTRACTING, INC., is Plaintiff, and DANIEL F. ANDREWS and LAURA M. ANDREWS; TAYLOR, BEAN & WHITAKER MORTGAGE CORP.; and HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK, is Defendants, being Case No. GC 07-136 in the said Court, I, Susan Benton, Sheriff of Highlands County, Florida,have levied upon all of the Plaintiff's (as named in the body of the Writ of Execution), LOMONICO CONTRACTING, INC., right, title and interest in and to the following described PERSONAL property in Highlands County, Florida, to-wit: 2002 CADILLAC ESCALADE 4 DOOR WAGON SPORT UTILITY VEHICLE, RED IN COLOR; VIN #1GYEK63N92R118339 and on the 21st day of December, 2010 at Duck's Body Shop, 1153 Hawthorne Drive, in the City of Sebring, Highlands County, Florida, at the hour of 11:00 a.m., or as soon thereafter as possible, I will offer for sale all of the said Plaintiff's, LOMONICO CONTRACTING, INC., right, title and interest in aforesaid property at public outcry and will sell the same, subject to all prior liens, encumbrances and judgments, if any, to the highest and best bidder or bidders for CASH, the proceeds to be applied as far as may be to the payment of costs and the satisfaction of the above-described execution. Dated this, November 15, 2010 SUSAN BENTON, SHERIFF OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORID A By: /s/ Kevin Awbrey Deputy Kevin Awbrey DEPUTY SHERIFF In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the agency sending this notice at 434 Fernleaf Ave., Sebring, FL 33870, Telephone 863/402-7228 not later than seven days prior to the proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TTD) 1-800-955-8771, or Voice (V) 1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay Services. November 17, 24; December 1, 8, 2010 the sale. Notice of the changed time of sale shall be published as provided herein. DATED: November 18, 2010. Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michala k Prepared by: Gladstone Law Group, P.A. 1499 W. Palmetto Park Rd., Suite 300 Boca Raton, FL 33486 If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator, Mr. Nick Sudzina at P.O. Box 9000, Bartow, FL 33831; telephone number 863-534-4686 two (2) working days of your receipt of this notice; if you are hearing impaired, call the Florida Relay Services at 1-800-955-8771 (TTY); if you are voice impaired, call the Florida Relay Services at 1-800-955-8770. December 1, 8, 2010 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 2008-CA-000771-GCS WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, PLAINTIFF, VS. TU HAI TRAN, ET AL., DEFENDANT(S). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated November 17, 2010, in the above action, I will sell to the highest bidder for cash at Highlands, Florida, on December 15, 2010, at 11:00 AM, at Basement of courthouse in Jury Assembly Room 430 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL 33870 for the following described property: Lot 4, Block 234, EAST-PALMHURST, according to the map or plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 1, Page(s) 72, Public Records of Highlands County, Florida, LESS that portion of said Lot 4 ore particularly described as follows: Beginning at the Northwest corner of said Lot 4; thence South 00 degrees 40'15'' West along the West line of said Lot 4 for a distance of 10.00 feet; thence North 89 degrees 27'31'' East for a distance of 8.69 feet to the Point of Curvature of a non-tangent curve concave in a Northeasterly direction; thence along the arc of said curve to the left (curve having for its elements a radius of 60.00 feet, a central angle of 46 degrees 42'36'' and a chord bearing of South 59 degrees 34'40'' East) for a distance of 48.91 feet to a point on the Easterly line of lot 4; thence North 00 degrees 40'15'' East and along the East line of said Lot 4; thence South 89degrees 27'31'' West and along the North Line of said Lot 4 for a distance of 50.00 feet to the Point of Beginning. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. The Court, in its discretion, may enlarge the time of IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CASE NO. 09000246GCS WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. AS TRUSTEE FOR OPTION ONE MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2007-5 ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-5, Plaintiff, vs. MELISSA FREEMAN; WILLIAM FREEMAN; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated October 21, 2010, and entered in Case No. 09000246GCS of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. AS TRUSTEE FOR OPTION ONE MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2007-5 ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-5, is the Plaintiff and MELISSA FREEMAN; WILLIAM FREEMAN; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; are the defendants. ROBERT W. GERMAINE The Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, ROOM 105, Sebring, FL 33870, at 11:00 AM, on December 17, 2010, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 18, BLOCK 25, SUN 'N LAKES ESTATES OF SEBRING UNIT 2, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 48, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. Dated this 24th day of November, 2010. Robert W. Germaine Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk December 1, 8, 2010 persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is December 8, 2010. Personal Representative: /s/ Karen Sue Eckelbarger 2470 N. Main, Box 22 Craigville, IN 46731 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ Robert E. Livingston Florida Bar No. 0031259 445 S. Commerce Avenue Sebring, FL 33870 Telephone: (863)385-5156 December 8, 15, 2010 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 10-368 IN RE: ESTATE OF LAWRENCE EDWARD NELSON, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of LAWRENCE EDWARD NELSON, deceased, whose date of death was August 26, 2010, and whose social security number is 301-12-4623, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 10-472 IN RE: ESTATE OF GINETTE CARPENTER Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of GINETTE CARPENTER, deceased, whose date of death was October 26, 2010, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below.' All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is December 1, 2010. Personal Representative: /s/ Kurt Rothlisberger Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ Michael A. Rider Florida Bar Number: 175661 13 N. Oak Avenue Lake Placid, FL 33852 Telephone: (863)465-1111 Fax: (863)465-8100 E-Mail: marider@mariderlaw.com December 1, 8, 2010 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION NO: 08000470GCS NOTICE OF ACTION IN RE: S&P CAPITAL CORPORATION vs. VIVIAN ARRECHAVALETA, and JUSTO G. PUPO TO: JUSTO G. PUPO, IF ALIVE, OR IF DEAD, THEN HIS UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES OR ASSIGNS YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property located in Highlands County, Florida: Lot(s) 23, Block 3, ORANGE BLOSSOM ESTATES, UNIT 3, according to the Plat thereof on file in the office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court in and for Highlands County, Florida, recorded in Plat Book 6, Page 43. Said lands situate, lying and being in Highlands County, Florida. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, it any, to it on William G. Shofstall, attorney for Plaintiff, S&P CAPITAL CORPORATION, whose address is P.O. Box 210576, West Palm Beach, Florida 33421, and file the original with the Clerk of the above-sytled court on or before thirty (30) days after the first date of publication; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief prayed for the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and the Seal of said Court at Highlands County, Florida on this 15th day of November, 2010. BOB GERMAINE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA (Circuit Court Seal) By: /s/ Annette E. Daff As Deputy Clerk December 1, 8, 2010 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2010-CA-001120 DIVISION: UNC: 282010CA001120XXCICI WALTER MORTGAGE COMPANY, LLC AND MID-STATE TRUST VI, A TRUST, Plaintiff, vs. THOMAS SOUTH, et al., Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION TO THE FOLLOWING DEFENDANT(S): JANET SOUTH 251 BALTIMORE WAY NE LAKE PLACID, FL 33852 JANET SOUTH 1607 MEADOWBROOK ST. LAKE PLACID, FL 33852 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in HIGHLANDS County, Florida: LOT 37 & 38 IN BLOCK 21 SECTION 2 PLACID LAKES, PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 21 AS PER OR BOOK 496 PAGE 639 PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on the attorney for the Plaintiff: VESCHIO LAW GROUP, LLC 2001 W. KENNEDY BLVD. Tampa, FL 33606 on or before January 14, 2011, or within 30 days of the first publication of this notice of action, and file the Original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiff's attorneys or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. DATED on December 2, 2010. Clerk of the Circuit Court, HIGHLANDS County 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE SEBRING, FL 33870-3701 /s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES NEEDING A SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROCEEDING SHOULD CONTACT THE A.D.A. ADMINISTRATOR FOR THE CLERK OF THE COURT NOT LATER THAN 7 DAYS PRIOR TO THE PROCEEDING AT *IF HEARING IMPAIRED, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771, VOICE 1-800-955-8770. THIS IS NOT A COURT INFORMATION LINE. December 8, 15, 2010 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 10-888-GCS SAMUEL SHASHY, Plaintiff, vs. CARLOS E. CAINAS a/k/a CARLOS CAINAS, a single man, and ALL PARTIES CLAIMING BY OR THROUGH SAID DEFENDANTS. Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION To: CARLOS E. CAINAS a/k/a CARLOS CAINAS ADDRESSES UNKNOWN AND ALL OTHERS WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for foreclosure and for damages on the property located in Highlands County, Florida and described as follows: Lot 15, Block 76, SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES, SECTION 8, according to the map or plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 8, Page 68, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida vacant land. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on R. William Futch of R. William Futch, P.A., Plaintiffs' attorneys, whose address is 610 S.E. 17th Street, Ocala, Florida 34471, on or before January 12, 2011, and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter; a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court on this 2nd day of December, 2010. BOB GERMAINE, Clerk of the Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk NOTICE TO PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance, please contact ADA Coordinator, Highlands County Courthouse, 590 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, telephone (863)402-6565 within 2 working days of your receipt of this notice; if you are hearing impaired call (800)955-8771 and if you are voice impaired, call (800)955-8770. December 8, 15, 2010 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY Case #: GCS 10-1215 CARLA RENEE BENNETT, Personal Representative ESTATE OF DAVID L. MARSH, deceased Plaintiff(s), -vs.TINA CHAMBERLAND, a/k/a TINA CHAMBERLAND and PETER CLAUS JUISTEN, her husband, Defendants NOTICE OF ACTION TO: Tina M.Chamberland a/k/a Tina Chamberland and Peter Claus Juisten Resident & Address Unknown Last Known Address 15 N. Prospect Ave. Avon Park, FL 33825 or if any of the aforesaid persons is dead, then his or her unknown heirs, devisees, legatees or grantees; and any and all other persons or parties claiming by, though, under or against them; and all claimants, persons or parties, natural or corporate, or whose exact legal status, if known, claiming under any of the above named or described Defendant(s) or parties or claiming to have any right, title or interest in and to the lands hereinafter described as Defendant(s). YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an Action to foreclose a Mortgage for the following described property, to wit: Lot 10, in Block 66, TOWN OF AVON PARK, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 58, Public Records of DeSoto County, of which Highlands County was formerly a part, lying in Section 22, Township 33 South, Range 28 East, Highlands County, Florida. has been filed against you and you are requiredt o serve a copy of your written defenses, if any to it, on the Plaintiff(s) attorney, whose name and address is: David F. Lanier, Esq., P.O. Box 400, Avon Park, Florida 33826-0400, and file the original with the Clerk of the above styled Court on or before January 7, 2011, otherwise a judgment may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and the seal of said Court on December 2, 2010. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of said Circuit Court By: /s/ Annette E. Daff Deputy Clerk December 8, 15, 22, 29, 2010 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY Case #: GCS 10-1080 CARLA RENEE BENNETT, Personal Representative ESTATE OF DAVID L. MARSH, deceased Plaintiff(s), -vs.AMY BROWN, a/k/a Amy A. Brown, FRANKLYN BROWN, CAPITAL ONE BANK and CREDIT ACCEPTANCE CORPORATION, et al Defendants NOTICE OF ACTION TO: AMY BROWN 1072 Upper Paradise Hamilton, Ontario L9V2B6 or if any of the aforesaid persons is dead, then his or her unknown heirs, devisees, legatees or grantees; and any and all other persons or parties claiming by, though, under or against them; and all claimants, persons or parties, natural or corporate, or whose exact legal status, if known, claiming under any of the above named or described Defendant(s) or parties or claiming to have any right, title or interest in and to the lands hereinafter described as Defendant(s). YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an Action to foreclose a Mortgage for the following described property, to wit: Lot 22, MORNING SUN MANOR, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 6, Page 46, Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. has been filed against you and you are requiredt o serve a copy of your written defenses, if any to it, on the Plaintiff(s) attorney, whose name and address is: David F. Lanier, Esq., P.O. Box 400, Avon Park, Florida 33826-0400, and file the original with the Clerk of the above styled Court on or before January 7, 2011, otherwise a judgment may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and the seal of said Court on December 2, 2010. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of said Circuit Court By: /s/ Annette E. Daff Deputy Clerk December 8, 15, 22, 29, 2010 the 23rd day of November, 2010. ROBERT W. GERMAINE, CLERK Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Annette E. Daff DEPUTY CLERK ``In accordance with the American with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this hearing, should contact ADA Coordinator not later than 1 (one) day prior to the proceeding at Florida Rural Legal Service (Highlands), 963 E. Memorial Boulevard, P.O. Box 24688, Lakeland, FL 33802 (863)688-7376. December 1, 8, 2010 1050LegalsIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 28-2010-CA-001186 SEC.: CIVIL CITIMORTGAGE, INC. Plaintiff, v. LEONARDO SIFONTE HERNANDEZ AND MISLEIDYS RODRIGUEZ PEREZ AKA MISLEIDYS RODRIGUEZ, et al Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION FOR FORECLOSURE PROCEEDING-PROPERTY TO: LEONARDO SIFONTE HERNANDEZ AND MISLEIDYS RODRIGUEZ PEREZ AKA MISLEIDYS RODRIGUEZ A DDRESS UNKNOWN BUT WHOSE LAST KNOWN A DDRESS IS: 3310 HAMMOCK ROAD SEBRING FL 33872, 2131 SW 50TH AVE FORT LAUDERDALE FL 33317 Residence unknown, if living, including any unknown spouse of the said Defendants, if either has remarried and if either or both of said Defendant(s) are dead, their respective unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, creditors, lienors, and trustees, and all other persons claiming by, though, under or against the named Defendant(s); and the aforementioned named Defendant(s) and such of the aforementioned unknown Defendants and such of the aforementioned unknown Defendant(s) as may be infants, incompetents or otherwise not sui juris. Y OU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action has been commenced to foreclose a mortgage on the following real property, lying and being and situated in HIGHLANDS County, Florida, more particularly described as follows: LOT 5, BLOCK 20, SEBRING HILLS SOUTH, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 93, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 3310 HAMMOCK ROAD, SEBRING, FL 33872 This action has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defense, if any, such Morris Hardwick Schneider, LLC, Attorneys for Plaintiff, whose address is 5110 Eisenhower Blvd., Suite 120, Tampa, FL 33634 on or before December 16, 2010, and file the original with the clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court on 1050Legals 1000 Announcements WANT NEW FURNITURE? Need to sell the old furniture first? Call News-Sun classifieds, 385-6155. Then shop till you drop! HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM YOUR FRIENDS AT YOUR HOMETOWN PAPER THE NEWS-SUN

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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 The successful candidate will have a minimum of 1 year sales experience, marketing or customer service experience and possess the ability to make cold calls. Candidates must have excellent communication and speaking skills, be computer proficient, able to type 40 wpm. Candidates must also possess excellent sales skills. PART-TIME SALES POSITIONDRUG TEST AND BACKGROUND CHECK REQUIRED. STOP BY THE NEWS SUN AT 2227 US HWY 27 S SEBRING, FLORIDA AND FILL OUT AN APPLICATION 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 CAREERCENTERSPECIALISTFull-time,year-roundpositionresponsibleforprovidingsecretarial/clericalsupporttoCenterstaffandactingasthefirstcontactforstudentsand communityresourcesassociatedwiththeCollegesCareerPlanning, Placement,andCo-opEducationCenter.Advancedsecretarial/clerical trainingrequired.Aminimumoftwoyearsfull-timesecretarial/clericalexperienceoranA.S.degreeinSecretarialScience(orequivalency) required.Wordprocessingexperiencerequired.Abilitytotypeproficientlyrequired.Experienceusingdatabaseandspreadsheetsoftware preferred.ExperienceincareerplacementandCo-opEducationenvironmentpreferred. Therequiredskillstestwillbeadministeredat5:30 p.m.inBldg.I,Room208,onthedeadlinedate.Thetesttakesapproximately90minutestocomplete. 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 FOR SALE BY OWNER: 815 ASTON MARTIN DR.Beautifully landscaped 3/2/2 single family home built in 2006. House is freshly painted inside and out, hardwood floors and tile throughout and Key West blinds on all windows. Too many extras to list. Price reduced to $162,000 OBO.Interested please call John at 863-381-9273. ATTENTION: 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 FinancialINSTRUCTIONAL 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 2100Help WantedTHE 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. TEACHER FTneeded for Christian school in Avon Park, 2 / 3 year olds. Call 863-443-2344 and leave message. 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. BICYCLE -Mechanic & Sales. MUST HAVE EXPERIENCE. Apply in person BIKE SHOP, 213 US 27 S, Sebring. 2100Help Wanted SMALL CPAFirm is seeking to fill an immediate position for a self-motivated IRS enrolled agent with at least 10 years of EA experience in tax practice. Practical experience must be on income tax planning and preparation of all Federal income tax returns (individuals, business, non for profits, and gift and estates); common state income taxation; and payroll taxes. Advanced practical experience required in QuickBooks, Excel, Word, and tax preparation software. Advanced knowledge required in tax accounting, payroll processing and compilation of financial report to AICPA standards. Candidate should have the highest ethical standards; background check and drug/alcohol test is required. Technical supervision of firm staff and extensive client contact are an integral part of this j ob. Local travel to client locations is routine, but not extensive. Compensation based on productivity. Provide resume with work experience and references by fax 863-314-9906 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 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! 2100Help Wanted 2000 EmploymentCHECK 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 y our ad appears and we will be happy to fix it as soon as we can. If We can assist you, please call us: 385-6155 News-Sun Classified 1100Announcements***************************************** HIGHLANDS COUNTY LEGAL NOTICES ***************************************** The following legal notices are from the Highlands County Board of County Commissioners and are being published in the font, size, and leading as per their specifications. 1055HighlandsCounty Legals NOTICE UNDER FICITITIOUS NAME LAW PURSUANT TO SECTION 865.09, FLORIDA STATUTES NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the fictitious name of Art of Massage located at P.O. Box 1498; Sebring, Florida 33871/105 South Ridgewood Dr., in the County of Highlands, in the City of Sebring, Florida 33870, intends to register the said name with the Division of Corporations of the Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. Dated at Sebring, Florida, this 6th day of December, 2010. Sara Jean Ramer December 8, 2010 ministrator, 255 N. Broadway Avenue, Bartow, Florida 33830, (863)534-4686, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN SIXTY (60) DAYS AFTER THE SALE. December 1, 8, 2010 1050Legals Subscribe to the News-Sun Call 385-6155

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www.newssun.comNews-Sun Wednesday, December 8, 2010Page 11 A 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! WITH A DELIVERY ROUTE 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 tha t all dogs and cats sold in Florida must be at least eight weeks old, have an official health certificate and proper shots and be free of intestinal and external parasites. 7520Pets & SuppliesSTRING TRIMMER/ Husqvarna Model 124L, slightly used, like new $150. 863-453-7027 7400Lawn & Garden SEBRING 4119Lakewood Rd. Fri-Sat Dec 10-11, Antiques, glassware,jewelry, old pocket knives, fishing equip. linens, clothes, pocket watches, lighters, w. books. Much More! SEBRING 4Family Sale 1252 Woodbury Ave off Lakewood Rd., Fri-Sat Dec 10-11 8am-? Jewelry, toys, TV, baby crib, printer, nice adult & Children's clothing, household items, lots of new & used misc., .Priced To Sell! SEBRING 240Timothy Rd. Maranatha Village Arbuckle Creek Rd. Sat. Dec 11th 8am-2pm. Lots of tools, household items & Much Much More! SEBRING 2Family Sale 4717 & 4720 Howard St. Fri-Sat Dec 10-11 8am-1pm. NASCAR & Coca Cola misc items, men's & women's tools, teddy bears & beanie babys. Too Much To List! SEBRING -Multi Family Sale 828 Golfside Ln, Fri-Sat, Dec 10-11, 8am-2pm. Furniture, household items, baby clohes, toys, tools. Lots Of Misc! SEBRING -Huge Multi Family Sale Fri & Sat Dec 10th & 11th 8am-? 3215 Grand Prix Dr. ( next to Walmart) Something for everyone. Too Much To List. SEBRING -3811 Rushlo St. Fri-Sat, Dec 10-11, 9am-2pm. Computers, Christmas misc., household items. Much More! 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 SEBRING -1611 Prospect St. off Jackson Heights Dr., Fri & Sat Dec 10th & 11th, 9am-4pm. Christmas decor, household items, various tools, RV misc. Much Much More! SEBRING -1415 Lake Josephine Dr. Fri-Sat, Dec 10-11 7:30am-? Lots of Xmas decor & gifts, clothing (Ladies like new sz 18Men's sz 40) & tools. Much Much More! 7320Garage &Yard Sales SEBRING 4822Lakewood Rd. Thurs-Fri-Sat Dec. 9-10-11 7am-? Tools, sm. appliances, household items & Lots Of Misc. SEBRING "HUGE"Sale 5109 Desoto Road, Thur-Fri-Sat Dec. 9-10-11 8am-4pm. Furniture, tools, appliances, books, Christmas & household items Too Much To List! LAKE PLACIDMulti Family sale, 139 Highlands Lake Dr. Fri-Sat Dec 10th-11th, 8am-12pm, Tools, fishing gear, clothing, vcr & tapes, New 20 gal. water heater -110, washer/dryer. Lots & Lots More! AVON PARKHuge Sale 2650 us hwy 27 N,(HAIR DEPOT) Sun Dec 12 8am-? Antiques, old swing butter churn, churn chair, Burl wood wicker bottom chairs, shop saw, tool chest, compressor, lawn mower, milk cans, kerosene heater, chest of drawers, tables, desk, ETC. AVON PARKSALE 3122 N Cambridge Rd. Sat.Dec. 11, 8am & Sun. Dec12, 12pm. FOLLOW SIGNS FROM N. Hwy 27 OFF COUNTY LINE RD. Dining Rm., Occas. Chairs, Lamps, Tables, Sofas, Office, Bdrm, Patio, Tools, Lawn Mowers, Dishes, ect. A Very Clean Sale By THE FURNITURE DOCTORS 30 Years in Highlands County. AVON PARKMulti Family Sale 2440 N Orangewood St. Thur-Fri Dec 9th & 10th. Christmas decor, toys, furniture, household items, children's clothing. Much Much More! AVON PARK404 Malcolm St. Sat-Sun Dec. 11th-12th 7am-? Household items, Christmas decor, clothing & Much More! 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. GOLF ITEMSgolf pillow, golf lamp, 4 golf pictures. ALL for $25 863-471-3456 SWEATER -Ladies, Kim Rogers, med. size, like new. $5 863-446-0972 or 863-382-0972 SEBRING -Christmas Sale 106 Longview Rd. off Pkwy, Fri-Sat Dec 10th & 11th 8am-? New trees, high end ornaments, jewelry, 2 Lazy Boy recliners & Misc. OTTOMAN LARGEGreen $10 863-453-5092 or 863-368-0097 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. GARDEN CARTnew, steel, 800 lb. capacity. $65 863-655-1063 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. 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 CHAIR -LAZY Boy, blue, excellent condition $100. 863-382-6006 CELL PHONESamsung or Sprint, 2yrs old with charger. $10 863-87-3801 BUNK BEDSw/ ladder twins, Chinese carved head & foot boards & mattresses. $99 863-386-1885 ANTIQUE OAK4 drawer chest with towel bar. $80 863-453-5092 or 863-368-0097 AIR COMPRESSORCampbell Hausfield, cordless. $15 863-382-6006 7310Bargain BuysHOT TUBColumbia Spa Package. Includes Steps, Cover & Chemicals. 2005 Cost $2,900. Excellent Condition. $750.00. Call Frank, 863-655-0660 7300Miscellaneous GENERATOR -Craftsman 10 HP, 5600 watts. NEW! $395 989-915-1949 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 7000 Merchandise 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. LAKE PLACID2BR, 1BA, new floors/ paint, fenced yard, close to boat ramp, nice landscape, quiet area, no smoke, $550/mo. 863-699-1119 6300Unfurnished HousesLAKE PLACIDNewer 3BR, 2BA, Excl. furniture & appliances, near lake & boat ramp, seasonal or monthly rental. No Smoking or dogs. 863-699-1119 6250Furnished Houses SEBRING -DINNER LAKE AREA 1BR, 1BA Apartments for Rent. $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 / 1BR. 1BA / 2BR, 2BA Apts., from $375/mo. New tile, New paint, New appliances, Screened patios & W/D hook ups. Call 863-452-0469. AVON PARKApartment with balcony overlooking Lake Verona and City Park 100 E. Main St. Laundry Facilities. SPECIAL: $325/mo. 863-453-8538 AVON PARK** Highlands Apartments 1680 North Delaware 1BR, 1BA & 2BR, 2BA Available. Central Heat & Air. Extra insulation. 1st & Sec. Call 863-449-0195 6200UnfurnishedApartments 6200UnfurnishedApartments 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 SaleSebring Classified ads get fast results 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 LOOKING FOR AN APARTMENT? Search the News-Sun Classifieds every Sunday, Wednesday and Friday.

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By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comSEBRING His shooting had been as cold as the weather outside, but when it mattered most, Tobey Solebello found the mark. Struggling with his outside stroke all night, the lanky forward ventured inside for two crucial scores late in Sebrings 54-51 win over the visiting Liberty Chargers Monday. He did the right things at the right times, head coach Princeton Harris said. To get a win with Tobey scoring just four points, two thumbs up for that. Thats because his off night was counterbalanced by a collective effort from the rest of the squad, with Zack Bullock and Devin Clarke each scoring 14 and Matt Taylor adding 13 to keep the Blue Streak offense on track. Though not much was on track early as a defensive struggle saw the first quarter end with Liberty up 9-7. And Sebrings woes at the free throw line, corrected in last Fridays win at Winter Haven, proved a potential problem again as they went just 3-of-6 in the opening period. Bullock and Taylor got the Streaks back on top in the second, with Bullock putting back two follows and Taylor working inside for three hoops. But Liberty wouldnt g o away, getting the lead ba ck on consecutive threes fro m Willie Watson and Robe rt Smith. Two missed Sebring fr ee throws later, Calvin Tatu m got inside for a score and it was a 22-19 Charger lead. Clarke then stepped it u p, sandwiching two Jaso n Bennett free throws wi th three of his own. His three-pointer ju st before the halftime buzz er then gave the Streaks a ten uous 25-24 lead at t he break. Their quickne ss bothered us a bit an d we were missing som e assignments, Harr is said. But when w e fell back into a zo ne defense, that real ly slowed them up. Though their outsi de shooting had kept them han ging around. And it was Sebring s inside work that help ed extend the lead in the third as Bullock got four points in t he paint and Trini Sutton dro ve the lane for scores on conse cutive possessions for a 33-2 8 lead. The Chargers would clo se to within 34-33, but a Clar ke three and Sutton float er pushed it back to 39-35 hea ding into the final eight mi nutes. By this time, the Strea ks were just 7-of-17 at the fo ul SPORTS B SECTION News-Sun Wednesday, December 8, 2010NASCAR This WeekPage 3 B By J. WAYNE FEARS MyFWC.comOftentimes your hunt reall y begins once youve shot or a rrowed a deer. Only after youve recove red the animal can you call y our hunt a success. Lets look at 10 steps to h elp you locate your downed w hitetail. You can learn more about h unting deer in my book, Deer Hunters Pocket R eference at www.prot oolindustries.net/fears/index html. 1) Look. As soon as you squeeze the t rigger on your bow or rifle, w atch the reaction of the d eer, especially the deers t ail. Araised tail means you m ay have missed the deer. If the deers tail points out, y ou more than likely have hit t he deer. Adeer with a tucked tail g enerally means you have a g ood hit. After watching the deer for a s far as you can see him t ravel, pick-out a landmark t hat you can find at ground l evel where youve last spott ed the deer. 2) Listen. If you dont see the deer g o-down, listen to see if you c an hear the deer stumble and f all. Often you can hear a deer f all, when you cant see it. Try to determine exactly f rom where you think the s ound has originated. Listen for any-other s ounds that may indicate the m ovement of the deer. 3) Wait. If the deer has fallen, it w ont go anywhere. If youve only wounded t he deer, by waiting, youll g ive the deer a chance to succ umb. If you dont wait, you may s tartle the wounded deer, c ausing him to jump-up and r un-off. Oftentimes the longer you d elay your search for the d eer, the more your odds will i ncrease for recovering that a nimal. 4) Get a bearing. Before you leave your tree s tand or ground blind, use y our compass or global posit ioning system (GPS) receive r to mark the direction of f light the deer takes away f rom your tree stand to the l ast point where youve spott ed the deer. Take another bearing to m ark the place where you t hink youve heard the deer f all, because the terrain may l ook differently once youre a t ground level. Taking these bearings will h elp you stay on-course as y ou travel from your stand to w here you expect to recover y our deer. 5) Identify the point of i mpact. When you leave your s tand, go directly to the spot w here you think the shot has h it the deer. Search for hair, blood, b one and stomach content. The hair you discover o ften will tell you where the s hot has hit the deer. The deers shortest and d arkest hair covers the top of h is back; his stomach will h ave the lightest-colored and l ongest hair; and he will have s hort white hairs under his c hin, inside his ears and on h is tail. Too, if you locate blood w ith air bubbles in it, youve m ore than likely made a lung s hot. If you find stomach cont ent, youve probably hit the d eer low and may need to w ait several hours before you b egin tracking the animal. Try to obtain all the inforTen Steps for Finding Downed Whitetail Deer See DEER, p a g e 4B Courtesy pho to On Saturday, Dec. 5, the Lake Placid Varsity Girls Soccer team hosted a car wash at Bank of America in support of a fellow student, Alex Barajas, and his family who are going through difficult times, especially during this holiday season. Because of the great support of the community, the girls were able to raise close to $400 to donate to the family. Coach Merlo would like to thank everyone that stopped by to help with the fundraiser, and would especially like to thank his coaching staff: Jose Resindez, Sarah Norris, Manolo Resindez, and Eulsi Ambrosio, as well as all of the parents for bringing the players during a very busy time of the year. The car wash was sponsored by South Ridge Soccer Club. Giving a wash, giving back News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Zack Bullock came up big Monday night, scoring 14 points and controlling the boards in Sebrings 54-51 win over visiting Liberty. Sebring54Liberty51 Blue Streaks hold off Charger charge See STREAKS, page 4B By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comDont let the final score fool you. Mondays 74-54 win for Lake Placid over Vanguard in Lake Wales wasnt exactly a route from the get go, and it wasnt as if the Green Dragons were facing an outmanned, Class 1A squad. The Panthers, after all, had just taken Frostproof to double overtime before falling by two just a few nights earlier. And they held the lead in this game at halftime. Weve played there the last three years and always struggle to get Dragons fly past pesky Panthers Lake Placid74Vanguard54 See LP, p a g e 4B News-Sun file photo by DAN HOEHNE Kirk Veley was 4-of-6 from downtown in Lake Placids win Monday night. By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comAVON PARK The Avon Park girls basketball team held off a third period press to beat Bartow 58-43 Monday night. Our intensity was a little better tonight, said Avon Park head coach Paulette Daley. We have had discussions about coming out with intensity right away, and thats how we can win games. This was a good example of that. We have some issues that we need to work on, but overall we played a good game. Both teams concentrated on defense, keeping the score at 8-8 after the first period, but Avon Park pushed hard in the second period, picking up 26 points with their press before the 34-16 first half finished. Bartow answered with their own press in the third, picking up 19 points, but not enough to fill the hole from the half. Markida Hawthorne led the Devils in scoring, abusing the outside corners for 20 points, but Bartows Zykia Lewis captured top scoring for the game with 21 points. The Lady Devils played smart ball the last period, holding until pressed by Bartow and using the four corners effectively to run out the clock. Composure, composure, composure. That is what we are working on. If we concentrate on getting out offense going at the beginning, and then hold composure in the second, we win games, Daley said. We still have to work on that, although we are getting better. The urge is to rush in and make a play, but we have to maintain our composure. Jontavia Perry was the only other Devil in double figures, picking up 15 points. The ladies were back at it Tuesday night on the road at Frostproof, before returning home Friday for a match-up with Ft. Meade. Lady Devils swat Yellow Jackets Avon Park58Bartow43 News-Sun photo by BETH BALDRIDG E Markida Hawthorne lead the Lady Devils with 20 points in Mondays win over visiting Bartow.

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Last trip of the yearSEBRING Sebring Kayak Tours has one more outing scheduled for this year Arbuckle Creek/Istokpoga Park in the Afternoon on Saturday, Dec. 11 at 2 p.m. They will meet and launch at Istokpoga Park off of Hwy 98 east of Spring Lake and head out on the lake and wiggle our way up on Arbuckle Creek to our favorite stop and then back to Lake Istokpoga Park. Aperfect trip to bring out the kids (bring lunch/snacks) The weather is great. Cool air and the sun out? Cant beat that! If you have never kayaked before, this is the perfect trip for first timers. Avery easy, slow-paced, six-mile trip (approx 3 hours) through one of the most beautiful waterways in the area. Different types of birds are typically present this time of the year. The last couple of times we were there a monkey was spotted and he invited himself on the kayak for a snack. Too cool! Cost for the trip is $39 per person single or tandem kayak or $19 per person bringing their own kayak. To register, please call 863-202-0815 or send an email to SebringKayakTours@yahoo.com .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.Lunch for BowlersLAKEPLACID Hot dogs, hamburgers, cheeseburgers and sausage sandwiches will be featured at a food sale Saturday, Dec. 11, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in front of Lake Placids Do It Best Quality Hardware in the Winn Dixie Plaza. All of the proceeds to to benefit the Youth Bowlers of Royal Palms scholarship program in which more than 40 youth bowlers are currently involved. Bring your family and friends and come buy lunch from the Youth Bowlers of Royal Palms.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 Flori da Community College baseball progra m will be hosting a Youth Holiday Cam p Dec. 20-22 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m each day for children ages 6-14. Cost for the camp is $80 per perso n, with a $5 discount for families with mo re than one child participating. SFCC Head Coach Rick Hitt will ser ve as showcase director, with the help of assistant coach Andy Polk and Panth er players. The camp is designed to provide qua lity baseball instruction, with emphasis o n fundamentals and improvement in a ll areas of the game. Each day, campers will have the oppo rtunity to improve their skills and baseba ll knowledge. Players are to bring their own glov e, cap, bat and any individual baseball atti re to Panther Field at the SFCC campus in Avon Park. To register, go to www.southflorida.ed u and select the baseball site. Click on baseball winter camps, th en print out Admissions Application an d Emergency Treatment forms. Mail the forms as indicated on t he application form or register by phone at one of the Panther Baseball lines at exte nsion 7036 Avon Park/Sebring: 45 36661; Lake Placid: 465-5300; Arcadi a: 494-7500; Wauchula: 773-2252. All camp participants will receive a camp T-shirt.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 England1020.833379269 N.Y. Jets930.750267232 Miami660.500215238 Buffalo2100.167243333 South WLTPctPFPA Jacksonville750.583257300 Indianapolis660.500317290 Houston570.417288321 Tennessee570.417263235 North WLTPctPFPA Pittsburgh930.750267191 Baltimore840.667260201 Cleveland570.417229239 Cincinnati2100.167255322 West WLTPctPFPA Kansas City840.667295237 Oakland660.500283269 San Diego660.500323253 Denver390.250256333NATIONAL CONFERENCEEast WLTPctPFPA N.Y. Giants840.667308247 Philadelphia840.667344281 Washington570.417222293 Dallas480.333294336 South WLTPctPFPA Atlanta1020.833304233 New Orleans930.750299227 Tampa Bay750.583243251 Carolina1110.083154307 North WLTPctPFPA Chicago930.750246192 Green Bay840.667303182 Minnesota570.417227253 Detroit2100.167278306 West WLTPctPFPA Seattle660.500240289 St. Louis660.500232237 San Francisco480.333203259 Arizona390.250200338 ___ Thursdays Game Philadelphia 34, Houston 24 Sundays Games Green Bay 34, San Francisco 16 Kansas City 10, Denver 6 Minnesota 38, Buffalo 14 Jacksonville 17, Tennessee 6 Cleveland 13, Miami 10 Chicago 24, Detroit 20 N.Y. Giants 31, Washington 7 New Orleans 34, Cincinnati 30 Oakland 28, San Diego 13 Seattle 31, Carolina 14 St. Louis 19, Arizona 6 Atlanta 28, Tampa Bay 24 Dallas 38, Indianapolis 35, OT Pittsburgh 13, Baltimore 10 Mondays Game New England 45, N.Y. Jets 3 Thursday, Dec. 9 Indianapolis at Tennessee, 8:20 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 12 N.Y. Giants at Minnesota, 1 p.m. Tampa Bay at Washington, 1 p.m. Cleveland at Buffalo, 1 p.m. Green Bay at Detroit, 1 p.m. Oakland at Jacksonville, 1 p.m. Cincinnati at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m. Atlanta at Carolina, 1 p.m. Seattle at San Francisco, 4:05 p.m. St. Louis at New Orleans, 4:05 p.m. Kansas City at San Diego, 4:15 p.m. Denver at Arizona, 4:15 p.m. New England at Chicago, 4:15 p.m. Miami at N.Y. Jets, 4:15 p.m. Philadelphia at Dallas, 8:20 p.m. Monday, Dec. 13 Baltimore at Houston, 8:30 p.m.EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLPctGB Boston164.800 New York139.5914 Toronto813.381812Philadelphia614.30010 New Jersey615.2861012Southeast Division WLPctGB Orlando156.714 Atlanta148.636112Miami 148.636112Charlotte713.350712Washington613.3168 Central Division WLPctGB Chicago118.579 Indiana109.5261 Cleveland713.350412Milwaukee713.350412Detroit 714.3335WESTERN CONFERENCESouthwest Division WLPctGB San Antonio173.850 Dallas164.8001 New Orleans137.6504 Memphis814.36410 Houston713.35010 Northwest Division WLPctGB Utah166.727 Denver136.684112Oklahoma City148.6362 Portland911.4506 Minnesota516.2381012Pacific Division WLPctGB L.A. Lakers146.700 Phoenix119.5503 Golden State812.4006 L.A. Clippers517.22710 Sacramento415.211912___ Sundays Games Boston 100, New Jersey 75 New York 116, Toronto 99 Detroit 102, Cleveland 92 Oklahoma City 114, Golden State 109 San Antonio 109, New Orleans 84 Denver 108, Memphis 107 Phoenix 125, Washington 108 Portland 100, L.A. Clippers 91 Mondays Games Indiana 124, Toronto 100 Atlanta 80, Orlando 74 New York 121, Minnesota 114 Chicago 99, Oklahoma City 90 Miami 88, Milwaukee 78 Utah 94, Memphis 85 L.A. Clippers 98, Sacramento 91 Tuesdays Games New Jersey at Atlanta, late Denver at Charlotte, late Cleveland at Philadelphia, late Golden State at Dallas, late Detroit at Houston, late Phoenix at Portland, late Washington at L.A. Lakers, late Wednesdays Games Denver at Boston, 7 p.m. Chicago at Cleveland, 7 p.m. Toronto at New York, 7:30 p.m. Indiana at Milwaukee, 8 p.m. Oklahoma City at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Detroit at New Orleans, 8 p.m. Golden State at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m. Memphis at Phoenix, 9 p.m. Miami at Utah, 9 p.m. Washington at Sacramento, 10 p.m. L.A. Lakers at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m.EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLOTPtsGFGA Pittsburgh1982409167 Philadelphia1774389569 N.Y. Rangers16121338377 New Jersey8172185081 N.Y. Islanders5155155383 Northeast Division WLOTPtsGFGA Montreal1782367153 Boston1483317250 Ottawa12142266181 Buffalo11133256873 Toronto10124245976 Southeast Division WLOTPtsGFGA Washington1883399679 Tampa Bay1593338494 Atlanta15103338880 Carolina11123257584 Florida11140226466WESTERN CONFERENCECentral Division WLOTPtsGFGA Detroit1753378667 Chicago15122329084 Columbus15101317071 St. Louis1394306772 Nashville1286306568 Northwest Division WLOTPtsGFGA Vancouver1483318064 Colorado13103299182 Minnesota11114266376 Edmonton10124247093 Calgary11142247482 Pacific Division WLOTPtsGFGA Dallas1682347669 Phoenix1376327472 Los Angeles15100306961 San Jose1394307873 Anaheim13133297187 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. ___ Sundays Games Philadelphia 3, N.Y. Islanders 2 Ottawa 3, N.Y. Rangers 1 Chicago 4, Calgary 2 Phoenix 3, Anaheim 0 St. Louis 3, Vancouver 2 Mondays Games Toronto 5, Washington 4, SO Columbus 3, Dallas 2, SO Pittsburgh 2, New Jersey 1 Atlanta 3, Nashville 2, OT San Jose 5, Detroit 2 Tuesdays Games Buffalo at Boston, late Ottawa at Montreal, late Colorado at Florida, late Tampa Bay at Calgary, late Anaheim at Edmonton, late Wednesdays Games San Jose at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Toronto at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m. Nashville at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Dallas at Chicago, 8:30 p.m. Anaheim at Vancouver, 10 p.m. EAST Clarion 92, Michigan-Dearborn 67 Delaware St. 75, Maine 56 Edinboro 113, Penn State-Greater Allegh 46 Lafayette 76, Sacred Heart 71 N.J. City 84, Lehman 53 Providence 91, Brown 64 Susquehanna 76, Misericordia 74 Yale 74, Albany, N.Y. 53 SOUTH Furman 81, UNC Greensboro 68 Georgetown, Ky. 117, Brescia 71 Indianapolis 92, King, Tenn. 82 St. Catherine 95, Life 80 The Citadel 72, St. Mary's, Md. 64 Wingate 62, Carson-Newman 53 Xavier, NO 85, Loyola, N.O. 66 MIDWEST Carleton 70, Concordia, Moor. 66 Grand Valley St. 79, Olivet 45 Gustavus 74, St. Olaf 66 Iowa St. 85, SE Missouri 58 Kalamazoo 83, Oberlin 62 Kansas St. 89, Alcorn St. 55 Lawrence 73, Wis. Lutheran 62 Michigan 86, Concordia, Mich. 65 St. John's, Minn. 80, Hamline 72 St. Mary's, Minn. 79, Bethel, Minn. 64 St. Thomas, Minn. 65, Augsburg 61 SOUTHWEST Arkansas St. 85, Lyon 42 Houston 64, Nevada 61 FAR WEST Washington 94, Portland 72BASEBALLAmerican League BALTIMORE ORIOLESAcquired 3B Mark Reynolds and a player to be named or cash from Arizona for RHP David Hernandez and RHP Kam Mickolio. BOSTON RED SOXAcquired 1B Adrian Gonzalez from San Diego for OF Reymond Fuentes, RHP Casey Kelly, 1B Anthony Rizzo and a player to be named. TORONTO BLUE JAYSAcquired 2B Brett Lawrie from Milwaukee for RHP Shaun Marcum. National League ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKSAgreed to terms with INF Melvin Mora on a oneyear contract. CHICAGO CUBSNamed Mark Riggins pitching coach. NEW YORK METSAgreed to terms with INF Russ Adams and C Dusty Ryan on minor league contracts. SAN DIEGO PADRESAgreed to terms with RHP Aaron Harang on a one-year contract.BASKETBALLNational Basketball Association NBASuspended Los Angeles Clippers F Brian Cook two games for flagrant foul, penalty two against Portland C Joel Przybilla and Portland G Andre Miller one game for excessive and unnecessary contact with Los Angeles F Blake Griffin during a Dec. 5 game.FOOTBALLNational Football League NFLFined Baltimore LB Jameel McClain $40,000 for his helmet hit on Pittsburgh TE Heath Miller and Baltimore NT Haloti Ngata $15,000 for hitting Ben Roethlisberger's helmet and breaking his nose during Sunday's game. DENVER BRONCOSFired coach Josh McDaniels. Named running backs coach Eric Studesville interim coach. TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERSPlaced CB Aqib Talib and C Jeff Faine on injured reserve.HOCKEYNational Hockey League CHICAGO BLACKHAWKSAssigned F Jeremy Morin to Rockford (AHL). DALLAS STARSRecalled LW Francis Wathier from the Texas (AHL). NEW YORK ISLANDERSSent D Dylan Reese to Bridgeport (AHL). PITTSBURGH PENGUINSF Bill Guerin announced his retirement. WASHINGTON CAPITALSRecalled C Mathieu Perreault from Hershey (AHL).COLLEGECOLORADONamed Jon Embree football coach and signed him to five-year contract. DUQUESNEAgreed to terms with football coach Jerry Schmitt on a contract extension through 2013-14. LONGWOODFired womens basketball coach Kristin Caruso. Named Bill Reinson womens interim basketball coach. LOUISIANA TECHAnnounced sophomore F Darius Redding has been declared academically ineligible for the winter quarter. SAN DIEGO STATESigned football coach Brady Hoke to a two-year contract extension through 2015. TEXASAnnounced resignation of offensive coordinator Greg Davis. Announced retirement of offensive line coach Mac McWhorter and defensive line coach-special teams coordinator Mike Tolleson. VASSARNamed John Cox mens tennis coach. VILLANOVASuspended freshman F JayVaughn Pinkston for rest of the season after he was charged with assault. LOCALSCHEDULE SPORTSSNAPSHOTS THESCOREBOARD Lake Placid FRIDAY: Boys Basketball at Tenoroc,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Basketball vs.Tenoroc,6/7:30 p.m.; Boys Soccer vs.Avon Park,7:30 p.m.; Girls Soccer at Avon Park,6:30 p.m.; Girls Weightlifting at LaBelle,6 p.m. TUESDAY: Boys Basketball at Frostproof,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Basketball vs.Frostproof, 6/7:30 p.m.; Boys Soccer at Mulberry,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Soccer vs.Mulberry,6/7:30 p.m. Sebring 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. FRIDAY: Girls Basketball at Ridge,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Weightlifting at LaBelle,6 p.m. SATURDAY: Wrestling at Okeechobee Tournament,10 a.m. MONDAY: Girls Basketball at Osceola,7 p.m.; Boys Soccer at Lake Wales,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Soccer vs.Avon Park,7 p.m. Walker THURSDAY: Boys Basketball vs.City of Life,7:30 p.m.; Girls Basketball vs.City of Life, 6 p.m. MONDAY: Boys Basketball at Vanguard,7:30 p.m.; Girls Basketball at Vanguard,6 p.m. THURSDAY,Dec.16: Boys Basketball vs.Sonrise Christian,6 p.m.; Girls Basketball at Santa Fe Catholic,6 p.m. Heartland Christian FRIDAY,Dec.17: Boys Basketball vs.Wellington Christian,6:30 p.m.; JV Basketball vs.Sonrise Christian,4 p.m. TUESDAY,Jan.4: Boys Basketball at Wellington Christian,American Airlines Arena, Miami,2 p.m. THURSDAY,Jan.6: JV Basketball vs.Moore Haven,6 p.m. Avon Park FRIDAY: Boys Basketball at Ft.Meade,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Basketball vs.Ft.Meade, 6/7:30 p.m.; Boys Soccer at Lake Placid,7:30 p.m.; Girls Soccer vs.Lake Placid,6:30 p.m.; Girls Weightlifting at LaBelle,6 p.m. SATURDAY: Wrestling at Okeechobee Tournament,10 a.m. MONDAY: Girls Soccer at Sebring,7 p.m. C C O O L L L L E E G G E E B B A A S S K K E E T T B B A A L L L L W WE E D D N N E E S S D D A A Y Y 7 7 p p . m m . Seton Hall at Arkansas . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 9 9 p p . m m . Bradley at Duke . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 9 9 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Kentucky vs. Notre Dame . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N NT TH H U U R R S S D D A A Y Y 7 7 p p . m m . Kent State at Florida . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 9 9 p p . m m . Butler at Xavier . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 9 9 p p . m m . Georgetown at T emple . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2Times, games, channels all subject to change G G O O L L F F W WE E D D N N E E S S D D A A Y Y 3 3 p p . m m . Dubai Ladies Masters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . G G O O L L F FT TH H U U R R S S D D A A Y Y 9 9 : : 3 3 0 0 a a . m m . EuroPGA Dunhill Championship . . . . G G O O L L F F 3 3 p p . m m . Dubai Ladies Masters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . G G O O L L F F 8 8 p p . m m . Wendys Three Tour Challenge . . . . . . . . G G O O L L F FN N B B A A W WE E D D N N E E S S D D A A Y Y 7 7 p p . m m . Denver at Boston . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 9 9 p p . m m . Miami at Utah . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . S S U U N NT TH H U U R R S S D D A A Y Y 8 8 p p . m m . Boston at Philadelphia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . T T N N T T 1 1 0 0 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Orlando at Portland . . . . . . . . . . . . . S S U U N N / / T T N N T T LIVESPORTSONTV NFL Transactions NBA NHL College Basketball Page 2BNews-Sun Wednesday, December 8, 2010www.newssun.co m

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www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, December 8, 2010Page 3B If you have a question or comment, write: NASCAR This Week, c/o The Gaston Gazette, P.O. Box 1538, Gastonia, NC 28053 or send an e-mail to mdutton@gastongazette.com Whats it going to take for these drivers to contend with Jimmie Johnson for the Sprint Cup championship? Denny Hamlin has to nish in the top 10 in every Chase race, not just most of them. Kevin Harvick has to step it up in the Chase, having proven, once again, that season-long consistency will not win a championship over Johnson. Kyle Busch has to, well, grow up. Tony Stewart has to prove he can beat Hendrick equipment with, well, Hendrick equipment. Jeff Gordons got to start winning races again. His new crew chief, Alan Gustafson, has give the team an edge. Jamie McMurrays got to prove he can do more than just win races. Hes got to contend every week. Dale Earnhardt Jr. has to regain his condence. This involves shaking a gorilla from his back. Three Roush Fenway drivers Carl Edwards, Matt Kenseth and Greg Bife have to keep pushing the advantage they found late in 2010. Juan Pablo Montoyas got to be victorious, not just impressive. No one has bad luck all season long. Mark Martin has to prove hes got one more Chase in him. Whos hot: Brad Keselowski, the Nationwide champion, gets a Cup boost with the hiring of a new crew chief, Paul Wolfe. ... Like Jimmie Johnson, Carl Edwards is trying to keep a streak alive. Edwards won the 2010 seasons nal two races. Whos not: The coming season is still unsettled for Raybestos Rookie of the Year Kevin Conway. ... Scott Speed is also looking for a ride in the aftermath of his release from Team Red Bull. Keselowski SpeedSome highs and lows from the 2010 seasonHIGH: Jimmie Johnson won a record fth consecutive Sprint Cup championship, which is even more impressive in that no one else in the sports history as won more than three. LOW: The exhortation of NASCAR vice president Robin Pemberton Have at it, boys proved to be emblematic of the season that followed. An on-track feud between drivers Carl Edwards and Brad Keselowski boiled over in both the Cup and Nationwide Series. No one was hurt, but the crashes were scary and obviously intentional. HIGH: Denny Hamlins run for the championship was inspirational and heartbreaking. Hamlin persevered in spite of a knee injury that required surgery while he continued to race. He led Johnson by 33 points with two races remaining and won two more races but wound up losing the championship by 39. LOW: Dale Earnhardt Jr. continued to struggle. Ninety-three races have passed since his most recent victory. He will begin his fourth season at Hendrick Motorsports with his third crew chief, Steve Letarte. (A fourth, Brian Whitesell, took the reins for just one race.) He nished 21st in the standings and collected only three top-ve nishes. HIGH: Another driver who didnt qualify for the Chase won the seasons two most prestigious races. Jamie McMurray captured both the Daytona 500 and the Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis. LOW: Upset at being criticized, NASCAR ofcials tried to ne two drivers, Hamlin and Ryan Newman, in secrecy. Naturally, word leaked out, leading some to wonder what else the ruling body was hiding. HIGH: The seasons two races at Talladega Superspeedway produced a total of 175 lead changes. The individual numbers were 88 and 87, the two highest such totals in the sports history. LOW: Two of the sports more dignied drivers, Jeff Gordon and Jeff Burton, exchanged blows after Burton inexplicably wrecked Gordons Chevy under a caution ag at Texas Motor Speedway on Nov. 7. Its difcult to buy Burtons explanation that he didnt mean to do it on purpose. HIGH: The Raybestos Rookie of the Year in the Camping World Truck Series, Austin Dillon, actually won two races. LOW: The rookie of the year in Cup, Kevin Conway, never nished higher than 14th and was 35th in the point standings. HIGH: The most improved performance came from Kevin Harvick, who improved his average nish from 19.9 in 2009 to 8.7 in 2010. Under the point system in place prior to 2004, Harvick would have nished the season with 295 points more than any other driver. V E R S U SFor most of the 2010 season, Busch grumbled and simmered about being cuffed around by Gordon. Payback was inevitable, and it came at the worst time, the Chase, for Gordon. Neither driver fared well in the Chase, but Buschs fateful Martinsville tap took Gordon right out of contention for what could, at the time, have been a fifth title. NASCAR This Weeks Monte Dutton gives his take: The Martinsville incident was one of many between the two former champions. The strategic relevance was that Gordons 20th-place finish left him 203 points out of the Chase lead at the time, meaning basically that it was game, set, match.KURT BUSCH VS. JEFF GORDON This Week welcomes letters to the editor, but please be aware that we have room for only a few each week. Well do our best to select the best, but individual replies are impossible due to the bulk of mail received. Please do not send stamped and self-addressed envelopes with your letters, which should be addressed to: NASCAR This Week, The Gaston Gazette, P.O. Box 1538, Gastonia, N.C. 28053.A Preferred System?Dear NASCAR This Week, How about this system? Only 12 drivers can win, so I maintain that those drivers should receive all the points. Take the 12 drivers who are in the Chase and give them points on how they finished among the 12. This Chase would really be a tight scramble. Bill Dunbar Birmingham, Iowa Tony Stewart has favored this format for several years.Method To Madness?Dear NASCAR This Week, I am hoping you can clear this up for me. I cant understand how non-profit and organizations run by the government can sponsor a race car. Such examples are Red Cross, National Guard and Army. It seems like the large amount of money used to advertise could be spent better on a lot of families and put to better use. Mary Meny Haubstadt, Ind. The idea, with charitable organizations, is for the money spent on sponsorships to produce much more money in contributions. With the armed forces, the idea is to use the sponsorship to increase recruitment. How well that works probably varies, but that is the idea. Kurt Busch Jeff GordonWeve got a lot of racing left, but when were winning at places were not supposed to, you better watch out. Jimmie Johnson, after winning the Food City 500 at Bristol. I like Jimmie as good as anybody, but for the sake of the sport, one of the two of us (Harvick, Hamlin) needs to make something happen. Kevin Harvick during the Chase. Two tires won the race, but when youve got two tires in dirty air, its no good. Dale Earnhardt Jr., after nishing eighth in the Samsung Mobile 500 at Texas. The (Johnson) is testing my patience. Im hard to get mad, and Im (ticked) off. Jeff Gordon, after the Aarons 499 at Talladega. If wed have kept those guys a lap down, that wouldve been selsh. Dave Rogers winning crew chief, on allowing a mass wave-around during an early caution period in the Heath Calhoun 400 at Richmond. When you play at home, thats when you want to win the most. Tony Stewart from Columbus, Ind., at Indianapolis. Hes real aggressive. Thats cool, but when he starts affecting me with his aggressiveness I just will not put up with it. Ive been around here long enough. I just will not tolerate it. Jeff Burton referring to Kyle Busch, after Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte. Theres just a pit that develops in your stomach and doesnt go away. Its the championship pit, and its there. Johnson. Points? I chipped away, but I didnt chip away much. Kyle Busch, after a fourth at Martinsville. In the World Series, when a pitchers not doing his job, they put another one in that can. Johnson, referring to pit-crew swap at Texas. I wonder if anyone else will ever win ve of these things in a row, but next year were going for six, so away we go. owner Rick Hendrick, after Johnson extended his consecutive championships. I wont turn on the television, watch any racing. Remove myself from it. I know what I need to do, what my team has to do. I dont want to hear what anybody else has to say. Johnson, before the nal race. Compiled by Monte Dutton b l h D R i i Memorable comments from the 2010 season By Monte DuttonNASCAR This WeekAt the moment, there is no direct correlation between popularity and performance at NASCARs level. Dale Earnhardt Jr., who won a fan vote to become the Sprint Cup Series Most Popular Driver for the eighth year in a row, finished a mere 21st in the point standings. It wasnt without its high points: Earnhardt had a pole, three top-five finishes and eight top 10s. He failed, however, to make the Chase for the second time in as many year and fourth time in the past six. The third-generation driver father Dale won seven championships and grandfather Ralph was a legendary short-track champion has won just one Cup race in the last four seasons. My fan base has stayed strong, said Earnhardt Jr. Its become an important honor each year for me, and Im glad that fans still feel their support for me. I appreciate their dedication and loyalty. Believe it or not, Earnhardt isnt the all-time leader in Most Popular Driver awards. Bill Elliott, still active at age 55, won the award 10 years in a row and 16 times overall before withdrawing from consideration after claiming the award for the 16th time in 2002. The latest attempt to get Earnhardt back up to speed is a change of crew chiefs. Three of the four drivers at Hendrick Motorsports will be matched with different crew chiefs. Steve Letarte, formerly with Jeff Gordon, will now direct Earnhardts efforts. Lance McGrew moves to Mark Martins team, and Alan Gustafson will now work with Gordon. For obvious reasons, the pairing of five-time champion Jimmie Johnson with Chad Knaus will remain intact. Earnhardts star has dimmed since he finished third in the 2003 standings and won a career-best six races the following year. He hasnt won more than a single race in any season since. His career victory total, 18, ranks him in a tie for 38th place all-time. Since moving from what was then Dale Earnhardt Inc., to Hendrick Motorsports, in 2008, Earnhardt has won only once, at Michigan International Speedway on June 15, 2008. His winless streak is now 93 races.Cant Get Enough JuniorEight straight Most Popular Driver wins for Earnhardt Jr.John Clark/ NASCAR This WeekWithout an official win in 2010, the fans still love Dale Earnhardt Jr. The Hendrick driver was named Most Popular Driver an eighth straight time. Hamlin Stewart McMurray MontoyaShortys Link To RacingShorty Rollins (1929-98), of Pensacola, Fla., was NASCARs Rookie of the Year in 1958 but only competed in parts of three seasons in stock car racings premier series. Rollins won a race on July 16, 1958, at State Line Speedway in Busti, N.Y. The top three finishers Rollins, Bob Duell and Ken Johnson all drove Fords. The only familiar name in the top 10 at that 1/3-mile dirt track (the race was 150 laps/50 miles) was Lee Petty, who finished eighth. It was the only race that track ever hosted in what was then known as the Grand National Division of NASCAR. S h t L i k T R i Feb. 12 ................x-Bud Shootout Feb. 17 ...............x-Gatorade Duel Feb. 20 ..........................Daytona Feb. 27 ............................Phoenix March 6 .......................Las Vegas March 20 ...........................Bristol March 27 .........................Fo ntana April 3 .......................Martinsville April 9 ..................................Texas April 17 ........................Talladega April 30 ..............................Richmond May 7 ...........................Darlington May 15 ................................Dover May 21 ..................x-All-Star Race May 29 ..........................Charlotte June 5 ...............................Kansas June 12 .............................Pocono June 19 .......................... Michigan June 26 ...........................Sonoma July 2 ...............................Daytona July 9 ..............................Kentucky July 17 ...............................Loudon July 31 ...................... Indianapolis Aug. 7 ...............................Pocono Aug. 14 ...................Watkins Glen Aug. 21 ..........................Michigan Aug. 27 ...............................Bristol Sept. 4 ..............................Atlanta Sept. 10 ....................... Richmond Chase for The Championship Sept. 18 ...........................Chicago Sept. 25 ............................Loudon Oct. 2 ...................................Dover Oct. 9 ................................Kansas Oct. 15 ...........................Charlotte Oct. 23 ..........................Talladega Oct. 30 .............................Martinsville Nov. 6 ...................................Texas Nov. 13 ............................Phoenix Nov. 20 .........................Homestead x-Non-points event 2011 SPRINT CUP SCHEDULE

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going in that gym, head coach David Veley said. We came out flat to start the game, Kirk (Veley) and Andre (Wilson) picked up two quick fouls each and were on the bench and we were down seven at the end of the first quarter. But Devonta Chisolm (9 points) kept Lake Placid around with a couple big threes while Wilson and Veley were stuck on the pines, and when the two were brought back in with five minutes to go in the second, the lead was down to three by halftime. During the break, the Dragons changed their defensive scheme and it soon paid big dividends. We went to a full-court zone press into a two-three zone half-court defense and went on a double-digit run to start the half, Veley said. Trey (Fleming) was able to take advantage of his athletic ability in the middle of the press, making several picks and converting to lay-ups. His inside scoring was balanced by Kirk Veleys outside touch, hitting a trio of threes in the third to open up the lead to a 14point spread heading into the final frame. Switching to a man-toman defense, Vanguard tried to change things up themselves, but that played right into Lake Placids hands as they soon took advantage with pick and rolls creating scoring opportunities inside for Fleming, Veley and Wilson. Between their own hustling defense and the Dragons constant pressure, the Panthers soon fatigued and Lake Placid locked it down for the 20-point win that felt anything but lopsided. Thats probably a better group theyve had in the three years Ive seen them, coach Veley said. They have a point guard (Steven Garcia) whos going to play at St. Leo next year, Dedrick Brinson had averaged 31 points in their first couple games, so they have some talent there. And yet it was Andrew Kronsbien who lead Vanguard this night, scoring 23 to lead the Panthers and tie for game high honors. He shared that with Fleming, who added seven rebounds and three steals to his 23 points. Wilson added 21 points, six rebounds and three steals while Veley scored 19, with eight rebounds, five assists and three steals. The Dragons were back at it Tuesday, facing the Miners of Ft. Meade before traveling to Tenoroc for a district contest Friday. Page 4BNews-SunWednesday, December 8, 2010www.newssun.com 6 MONTH MEMBERSHIPS NOW AVAILABLE(863) 382-0500 3201 Golfview Rd. Sebring(863) 382-0744for 9 Hole Executive RatesPrices good thru 12/31/10 Incl. Tax & CartMonday thru Friday:8am 1pm $25By 8, After 1 $20 Saturday & Sunday: $20 SERVICE 6 DAYS A WEEK 2833 Hwy 27 S. 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Go as slowly as required to stay on the trail, even if you have to get on your hands and knees to search for pinhead-sized drops of blood or study tracks. 9) Look up. Oftentimes you may find no blood on the ground. But if youll look up, you may pinpoint blood waisthigh on trees, bushes and leaves, due to the surroun ding foliage smearing-off t he running deers blood before it can fall to the ground, esp ecially if youve made a lun g shot. 10) Know what to do wh en the blood runs-out or the tra il stops. When the blood trail end s, and I no can longer find a trail, I hang flagging tape as high in the tree as possible to allow me to see it from a lon g distance. Then I begin to walk in a circle, expanding the radi us of the circle with each rev olution. If you have a GPS receiv er that will mark a trail as yo u walk in a circle, you can s ee on the receivers scre en where youve walked. Many times when t he deers trail runs-out, you ll discover the deer within 10 0 yards of the trails end. Knowing that a wound ed deer often tries to bury-up in thick cover, thorough ly check-out downed tree s, brush piles and any oth er thick-cover areas within th at 100-yard circle. Also, continue scannin g for tracks and blood whi le you walk the circle. I may follow a deer for 4 hours or longer using the se steps before recovering t he animal. These tactics will work f or you too. Continued from 1B Deer tracking after the shot l ine, giving evidence as to h ow big a lead they could h ave had and how costly the m issed freebies can be. But Liberty was about to r eturn the favor, missing f our straight free throws to b egin the fourth before a W atson lay-up made it 393 7. Sebring then missed the f ront end of a one-and-one, b ut a battle for the rebound s aw a Charger player save t he ball from going out of b ounds, right into S olebellos hands for a q uick putback and his first b ucket of the game. But Liberty bounced b ack, scoring six straight for a 43-41 edge before Bullock p owered inside to knot t hings up again. Taylor and Benjamin N aules traded scores, but S mith canned a three and S ebring could only answer w ith one-of-two free throws. The Chargers then missed a nother pair at the line and B ullock got loose inside to t ie it again at 48-48. Smith would answer back w ith yet another three pointe r, but Sutton followed suit f rom downtown to make it 5 1-51 with 1:16 left to play. The Blue Streak defense g ot a stop and Solebello s oon found himself with an o pen 15 footer, which w ouldnt go down. But Solebello followed h is own shot, with the initial f ollow also caroming off, b efore his ensuing tip found t he bottom of the net Another defensive stop l ead to Taylor being fouled a nd one of two free throws made it 54-51 with 11.9 seconds left. The last-second scrambling that followed saw Smith able to get off a contested three that was short and left, bouncing harmlessly down to the floor as the buzzer sounded. We got away with one tonight, a relieved Harris said afterward. But you know, I hate to keep saying this with the football players, but a guy like Trini (Sutton) has had, really, only about four or five practices, and he and Zack (Bullock) are still able to step up and do big things. When we go through the Christmas break and have a chance to get more practices in, I think were going to come out much, much better. Their district record now back to an even 2-2, Sebring looks to add number three Thursday with a visit from Ridge Community. Continued from 1B News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Struggling with his outside shot most of the night, Tobey Solebello went inside for two crucial scores late in the Blue Streaks win Monday night. Streaks move to 2-2 in district play Special to the News-SunLAKE PLACID Royal Palms of Lake Placid Youth Bowling League for ages seven-and-up starts the new season on Saturday, Jan. 8. New bowlers are welcome with a sign-up fee of $25, which includes a shirt. Bowling is every Saturday morning at 9:30 a.m. through April. The weekly cost of $11 goes toward games of bowling, shoes and the prize fun d. All youth bowlers are th en eligible for reduced rate op en bowling (some restrictio ns apply) and free bowling wi th instructions on Fridays fro m 4-6 p.m. must be accomp anied by an adult. Come out for instructio n and a good time. For more information ca ll Frank Peterson at 382-954 1 or Donna Stanley at 44 14897. Youth Bowling League Continued from 1B News-Sun file photo by DAN HOEHNE T rey Fleming lead Lake Placid with 23 points in Mondays w in at Vanguard. LP storms back The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN

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www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, December 8, 2010Page 5B T he Community Calendar prov ides a brief listing of local c lubs and organizations who m eet on a regular basis. It is t he responsibility of the group t o update the News-Sunon any c hanges in this listing by calling 3 85-6155, ext. 516; send any c hanges by e-mail to e ditor@newssun.com;or mail t hem to News-SunCommunity C alendar, 2227 U.S. 27 South, S ebring, FL33870. T ODAY Adult Children of A lcoholics and Dysfunctional F amilies. New Life Group m eets Wednesdays at 11:30 a .m. at Grace Bible Church, 4 453 Thunderbird Road, S ebring. For details, call 4460 461. For details on the organiz ation, go to www.adultchild ren.org. American Legion Post 25 L ake Placid has lounge hours f rom 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Burgers s erved from 5-7 p.m.Live music i s from 5-8 p.m. For details, call 4 65-7940. American Legion Post 74 o pen noon to 8 p.m. Hot dogs s erved. Happy Hour 4-6 p.m. C all 471-1448. AmVets Ladies Auxiliary P ost 21 meets at 11 a.m. the s econd Wednesday at Blue C rab Restaurant, Sebring. All m embers welcome. Avon Park Noon Rotary C lub meets noon, Rotary Club B uilding, on corner of Verona A venue and Pine Street, Avon P ark. BALANCE, Lives in T ransition, Inc. Qi-GONG R elaxation classes every W ednesday from 2:45-3 p.m. A ll classes and support groups a re at 4023 Sun N Lake Blvd., S ebring. Call 386-5687. Balance Transitions ( Support Group For People S uffering From Mental I llness) m eets every Wednesday at 1 p .m. at 4023 Sun N Lake B lvd., Sebring. Call 386-5687. BALANCE, Lives in T ransition, Inc. Family and C aregiver Support Group m eets the second Wednesday o f the month from 10:30 a.m. to n oon at Daybreak Office,1346 U S 27 North, Lake Placid. Bridge Club of Sebring ( American Contract Bridge C lub)plays duplicate games at 1 2:30 p.m. at 347 Fernleaf A ve., Sebring. Call 385-8118. The Bridgettes meet at 1 2:15 p.m. at Sebring R ecreation Center to play b ridge. For details, call Sandra Y ates at 655-5815. Christian Fellowship Group m eets 7 p.m. For details, call 3 81-9005 or 381-9007. Country Swingers has d ances at the Sebring R ecreation Club, 333 P omegranate Ave., Sebring. M embership is required. B eginners dancing from 5:156 :15 p.m. Advanced dancing is f rom 6:30-8:30 p.m. New d ances taught every other w eek. Call 655-2398. Fraternal Order of Eagles 4 240 Aerie meets at 7 p.m. the s econd and fourth Wednesday a t the club, 12921 U.S. 98, S ebring. For details call 6554 007. Heartland Herpetological S ociety meets 7 p.m., second W ednesday, Room 315, C racker Trail Elementary S chool, Sebring. Call 385-6826 o r 465-2228 for details.Heartland Horses & H andicapped Inc. is offering p ony rides every Monday and W ednesday from 4:30-6:30 p .m., weather permitting. $5 d onation per child. Call 4520 006 for more information. All proceeds raised support our free equine assisted riding program for adults and children with special needs, which resumes in September. Highlands County Narcotics Anonymous meets at 8 p.m. at the Lakeside house, 1513 S. Highlands Ave., AvonPark. For details, call the 24-hour hotline 1-800-850-7347 or (941) 616-0460. Highlands County Traffic Safety Committee meets 10 a.m., conference room 3, Highlands County Agri-Civic Center, Sebring, second Wednesday. Highlands Senior Center is open every Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at their new clubhouse, 3400 Sebring Parkway (the old Lions Club). Two live bands to dance to and great lunches. All area seniors are invited to join the festivities. Call 386-0752. Highlands Shrine Club, 2606 State Road 17 South, Avon Park (between Avon Park and Sebring) meets from 8:3010:30 a.m. for coffee and doughnuts and socializing for members and any interested person. For details, call 3822208. Kiwanis Club of Sebring meets every Wednesday at noon at Homer's Restaurant. Call Grace Plants 273-1421 for more information. Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2661 is open to members and their guests. Shuffleboard is at 1:30 p.m. Mah-Jong from 1-5 p.m. Lounge opens at 12:30 p.m. Steak night on the second Wednesday of each month. For details, call 465-2661. Lake Placid Garden Club meets at 12:30 p.m. every second Wednesday (from September through May) for socialization and at 1 p.m. for dessert and beverage, followed by a meeting and gardening program at the Lake Placid Womans Club, 10 N. Main Ave. For details, call 465-6106. Lake Placid Moose plays cards at night. Open to members and qualified guests only. Lake Placid Women of the Moose meets at 7 p.m. the second Wednesday at the lodge for a chapter night and enrollment. Loyal Order of Moose Highlands County Lodge No. 2494, 1318 W Bell St., Avon Park. Dinner served every Wednesday from 5:30-6:30 p.m.Call 452-0579. Narcotics Anonymous Never Alone Candlelight meets at 7 p.m. at 133 N. Butler Ave. in Avon Park, near the First Congregational Church. For information call Heartland area helpline (863) 683-0630. More information on other meetings and events at www.naflheartland.org. Over The Hill Gang meets 10:15 a.m., Jims Pistolarrow Range for target shooting. For details, call 655-4505. Placid Lakes Bridge Club meets 1-3 p.m. second Wednesday at Placid Lakes Town Hall, 2010 Placid Lakes Blvd. Call 465-4888. Rotary Club of Lake Placid (Morning Rotary) meets at 6:44 a.m. at The Herons Garden, 501 U.S. 27 North, Lake Placid, just north of the Tower. Visiting Rotarians always welcome. Coffee only is $2; full breakfast is $7. Call 465-4834. Sebring Eagles Club 4240 Aerie members meet at 7 p.m. second Wednesday at the club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring. For details, call 655-4007. Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 hosts Wacky Wednesday from 5-6:30 p.m. serving a varied menu of food for $5 and special drink prices. Lounge open from 3-10 p.m. Open to Elk members and guests. Music provided from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Smokefree environment. For details, call 471-3557. Sebring Jaycees meets 7:30 p.m., Jaycees Clubhouse, State Road 17, Sebring. Sebring Kiwanis meets noon, Homers Smorgasbord, Sebring. Sebring Library has storytime at 10 a.m. for ages 3-5 except during holidays. Sebring Moose Lodge 2259 serves hamburgers, fries and fish sandwiches from 5-7 p.m. at 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. Beef franks and Italian sausages served from 1 p.m. to closing. There will be music from 4:307:30 p.m. For details, call 6553920. Sebring Recreation Club has ice cream shuffleboard at 1:15 p.m. at 333 Pomegranate Ave., Sebring. Call 385-2966. Suicide and Sudden Death Grief Support group meets every Wednesday, 6 p.m., at Unity Life Enrichment Center, 10417 Orange Blossom Blvd, Sebring. Facilitated by licensed therapist. Call 381-4410. Take Off Pounds Sensibly FL487 meets at 9 a.m. at Whispering Pines Baptist Church, 303 White Pine Drive, Sebring. For details, call 3827716 or 314-9485. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3800 plays poker at 2 p.m. at the post, 1224 County Road 621 East, Lake Placid. For more details, call 699-5444. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4300 plays euchre at 6:30 p.m. at the post, 2011 SE Lakeview Drive, Sebring. Service officer at post 12-3 p.m. For details, call 385-8902. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9853 Mens Auxiliary membership meeting is at 7 p.m. second Wednesday at the post, 75 N. Olivia Drive, Avon Park. Young Artists String Orchestra (YASO) rehearses each Wednesday at 5:15 p.m. at Lake Placid Church of the Nazarene (512 W. Interlake). We are looking for violin, viola, cello, and string bass players to be a part of this orchestra. For information, call Diane Osborne, conductor, at 6594541 or (503) 709-1440.THURSDAY Alzheimers Association Support Group meets from 12 p.m. and from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Sebring Christian Church on Hammock Road. For details, call Lisa Rodriguez at 3853444. American Legion Placid Post 25 Lake Placid has lounge hours 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Card games played at 1 p.m. Pool tournament is 7 p.m. For details, call 465-7940. American Legion Post 74 open noon to 8 p.m. Customer Appreciation Day. Free food. Happy hour all day. Call 4711448. Avon Park Founders Garden Club meets the second Thursday of the month from September through May. Meetings are held at members homes. Phone 452-1927 for more information. Avon Park Moose Lodge 2494 plays euchre at 7 p.m. at the lodge on Walnut Street. Bravehearts, an Ala-Non support group, meets from 1-2 p.m. at Spring Lake Presbyterian Church. For details, call 655-3274. Bridge Club of Sebring (American Contract Bridge Club)plays novice duplicate games at 12:30 p.m. at 347 Fernleaf Ave., Sebring, November through May. For details, call 385-8118. Central Avon Park Jaycees meets 7:30 p.m., Recreation Center, North Verona Avenue, Avon Park. Disabled American Veterans Ridge Chapter 49 meets 7 p.m., American Legion Building, 528 N. Pine St., Sebring, second Thursday. Fletcher Music Club meets every Thursday and Tuesday at Fletcher Music Center in Lakeshore Mall, Sebring. For more details, call 385-3288. Fraternal Order of Eagles 4240 Aerie Auxiliary meets at 7 p.m. the second and fourth Thursday at the club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring. For details call 655-4007. Harmony Hoedowners Square Dance Club offers beginning dance lessons for new and returning dancers from 4-6 p.m. Thursday, and classes for last years dancers from 2-4 p.m. at Reflections On Silver Lake in Avon Park. For more information, call Sam Dunn at 382-6792 or e-mail him at samdunn@samdunn.net. Heartland African Violet Society meets at 2:30 p.m. every second Thursday at Marina Cove at Highlands Ridge South off Powerline Road in the multipurpose room of Founders Hall. Visitors are welcome. Call Shirley at 3855765 for details.Heartland Amputee Group meets at noon every second Thursday (October through April) at Handicapped Americans Love of Life Organization, 112 Medical Center Ave., Sebring, for a brown-bag lunch. Beverages provided. It is open to all levels of amputees, both recent and experienced, their family members and friends. For details, call 385-1196 or e-mail to hal loinc@embarqmail.com.Heartland Horses & Handicapped Inc. provides free assisted riding sessions for adults and children with special needs from 9-11 a.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday at 118 W. College Drive, AvonPark.Call Mary McClelland, coordinator, 4520006. Highlands County Narcotics Anonymous meets at 8 p.m. at St. Agnes Episcopal Church on Lakeview Drive in Sebring. For details, call the 24-hour hotline 1-800850-7347 or (941) 616-0460. Highlands Federated Republican Women meet second Thursday at Inn on the Lakes, Golfview Drive, Sebring. Social hour and Dutch treat dinner is at 5 p.m. Meeting begins at 6 p.m. All Republicans are invited. Call 453-6783. Highlands Lake Volunteer Fire and Rescue meets 7 p.m., at fire department, 2840 Highlands Blvd., Avon Park, second and fourth Thursday. Highlands County Corvette Club meets 7:30 p.m. on second Thursday, Sebring Elks Lodge, corner of Kenilworth Boulevard and Lakeview Drive. For more details, call 471-9829. Highlands Little Theatre Youth Showstoppers meet at 6 p.m. every second Thursday of the month. Learn what to do back stage as well as on stage. All youth between 6 and 18 are invited to attend. Call 385-2175. Hope Hospice grief support group meets at 11 a.m. every Thursday at the Avon Park Library, 100 N. Museum Ave. Call 382-0312. Lake Placid Chapter 260 Order of The Eastern Star meets at 7:30 p.m. second and fourth Thursday at the Masonic Lodge on Main Street in Lake Placid. No meetings from July through September. For details, call 465-4345. Lake Placid China Painters Club meets 10 a.m. on second Thursday at 10 North Main Ave., Lake Placid from September through May. For more details, call 465-2256. Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2661 has lounge hours beginning at 1 p.m. Card games and bingo are at 6 p.m. with burgers, sandwiches and desserts served. The lodge is open to members and their guests. For details, call 465-2661. Lake Placid Moose serves burgers, jumbo hot dogs and fries at 6 p.m. Music provided from 5:30-9 p.m. Darts at 7:30 p.m. Open to members and qualified guests only. Lake Placid Noon Rotary Club meets at noon at Peppercorns, 525 W. Interlake Blvd. For more information, including how to order lunch in advance, call Forrest Steele at 465-0113. Lake Placid Woodcarvers meet from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Cultural Center, 127 Dal Hall Blvd. For information call Dan Daszek at 465-7730. Lorida Teens (TLT), a newly formed part of the Greater Lorida Community Club, meets at 7 p.m. Thursdays to play softball, volleyball and a variety of other sports. Teens are encouraged to come to the community center. Loyal Order of Moose Highlands County Lodge No. 2494, 1318 W Bell St., Avon Park. Tacos and wings served every Thursday from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Cards at 6:30 p.m. Lodge phone number 452-0579. Marine Corps League Cracker Trail Detachment 1004, meets 7 p.m., second Thursday, at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post, 2011 SE Lakeview Drive, Sebring. For details, call John Kelley at 3860524. Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) meets from 9-11 a.m. second and fourth Thursday from May-September at Grace Bible Church, 4541 Thunderbird Road (second church on left). For details, call Heidi Katsanis at 441-3879. Web site is at www.mops.org. Narcotics Anonymous Take It Easy Group meets at 8 p.m. at St. Agnes Episcopal Church, 3840 Lakeview Drive, Sebring. For information call Heartland area helpline (863) 683-0630. More information on other meetings and events at www.naflheartland.org. Overeaters Anonymous meets from 4-5 p.m. every Thursday at Ridge Area Arc Cafeteria, 120 W. College Drive. No dues, fees or weighins. Visit www.FloridaRidge Intergroup.com. For details, call 414-3172. Visit www.oa.org for more information on OA. Overeaters Anonymous meets from 5:30-6:30 p.m. every Thursday at Wauchula Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 205 S. 11th Ave., Wauchula. No dues, fees or weigh-ins. Visit www.FloridaRidge Intergroup.com. For details, call (863) 773-5714. Peace of Highlands County meets at 2 p.m. second Thursday at Sebring Church of the Brethren, 700 S. Pine St., Sebring. Anon-profit, interdenominational organization that sponsors programs promoting peace. For details, call Paul K. Ferrell at 214-5522. Pine Ridge Promenaders will be dancing from 7:30-9:30 p.m. at the Sunshine RV Park recreation hall located 1,000 yards east of U.S. 27 on State Road 70. For more details, ca ll Dan or Nell Sherman at 4652481 or 243-9676. Placid Lakes Bridge Club meets 6-9 p.m. at Placid Lake s Town Hall, 2010 Placid Lakes Blvd. For details, call 4654888. Ridge Area Writers meet a t 10 a.m. the second and fourth Thursday in the conference room at the Sebring Public Library. All writers are welcom e. Call 465-5254. Sebring Breakfast Lions Club meets 7 a.m. at Dots Restaurant in Sebring Square Sebring Country Estates Civic Association hosts Ladies Cards at 12:30 p.m. every Thursday. Business meeting every second Thursday at 7 p.m. Carry-in dinner every fourth Thursday a t 6 p.m. Membership is $10 per person. Located at 3240 Gran d Prix Drive. For all residents of Sebring Country Estates and Grand Prix Heights subdivision Public rentals available for spe cial events. Call 385-9109. Sebring Eagles Club 4240 serves hamburgers and french fries from 5-7 p.m. Music is from 6-9 p.m. at the club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring. For details, call 655-4007. Sebring Lodge 249 F&AM meets 7 p.m., second Thursday, 1809 Home Ave., Sebring. Sebring Moose Lodge 225 9 has an officers meeting at 7 p.m. and general meeting at 8 p.m. at 11675 U.S. 98, Sebrin g. Beef franks and Italian sausages served from 1 p.m. to closing. For details, call 6553920. Sebring Rhythm Cloggers dance at 6:30 p.m. at Highlands Hammock State Park Recreation Room in Sebring. If interested, call 382 3735 or 382-6973. Sebring Sunrise Rotary Club meets 7 a.m., Sebring Elks Club, corner of Kenilwort h Boulevard and Southeast Lakeview Drive, Sebring. Sweet Adelines Show Chorus meets at 7 p.m. every Thursday in the AvonPark Rotary Club, 20 S. Verona Ave For details, call Jeanne Parzygnat at 699-0743; Bette Killeen at 446-3106 or Anita Helbig at 452-1927. Take Off Pounds Sensibly meets at Venus United Methodist Church, 962 County Road 731, Venus. Weigh in is from 5-5:30 p.m. Meeting is from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Call 4659165 for details. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3880, 1224 County Road 621 East, Lake Placid. House Committee meeting at 10 a.m For more details, call 699-544 4. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4300 serves hamburgers from 12-2:30 and plays bingo at 2 p.m. at the post, 2011 SE Lakeview Drive, Sebring. For more details call 385-8902. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9853 bar bingo is at 1 p.m. every Thursday. Volunteers of America of Florida is a nonprofit organiza tion in Sebring that specializes in assisting person's with men tal illness. We are pleased to announce our Drop in Center is open to individuals with a men tal illness 6 days a week from 11am to 3 pm. The center offers a welcoming environme nt where individuals are accepte d and feel comfortable. For mor e information please contact Wendy at 863-382-2022. 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ChamberlainLyle and Janice Chamberlain, of Avon Park Lakes, celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary on Nov. 6 at a church dedication ceremony at Avon Park Seventh-day Adventist Church. Acard reception was given by Shari Chamberlain and Jans sister, Carol Koester. The couple were married Nov. 5, 1950 in Takoma Park, Md., by Pastor T. Jemison. They are natives of Toledo, Ohio and have lived in Highlands County 24 years. Lyle was a pastor in Maryland, Delaware, Michigan and Ohio; and a missionary in Marshall and Carolina Islands. They have four children: Shari Chamberlain of Illinois, Randy Chamberlain of Maryland, Kevin Chamberlain of Florida and Mark Chamberlain of Ohio. They also have five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Hailey BlackTracy Bornemann and K evin Black of Sebring a nnounce the birth of a d aughter, Hailey Jade, at 5:10 p .m. on Dec. 2, 2010 at H ighlands Regional Medical C enter, Sebring. Hailey weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce and measured 19.5 i nches in length. Maternal grandparents are P amela Gialamas and Tom B ornemann. Paternal grandparents are S hirley and Dan Ankrim. A nsleigh FletcherKristina and Colin Fletcher o f Lake Placid announce the b irth of a daughter, Ansleigh M arie, at 1:11 a.m. on Nov. 2 2, 2010 at Florida Hospital H eartland Medical Center, S ebring. Ansleigh weighed 9 p ounds, 13 ounces and measu red 21.5 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are R ay King of Lake Placid, L ouAnn and Mike Gregory o f Bradenton. Paternal grandparents are T odd and Jan Boehmer of S ebring. A lexander GonzalezAmanda Williams and G abriel Gonzalez of Sebring a nnounce the birth of a son, A lexander Gabriel, at 8:20 p .m. on Dec. 1, 2010 at H ighlands Regional Medical C enter, Sebring. Alexander weighed 8 p ounds, 13 ounces and measu red 21 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are S hirley and Jaime Williams. Paternal grandparents are M aria and Israel Gonzalez.Samera GrantDorothy and Jo Grant Jr. of S ebring announce the birth of a daughter, Samera NyKeria E lizabeth, at 10:26 a.m. on N ov. 14, 2010 at Florida H ospital Heartland Medical C enter, Sebring. Samera weighed 6 pounds, 8 ounces and measured 19 i nches in length. Maternal grandmother is I ristine Mitchell of Tampa. Paternal grandparents are C harlotte Lewis and J.D. G rant of Sebring.Grace HumphreyRegina and Keith H umphrey of Sebring a nnounce the birth of a d aughter, Grace Ann, at 3:07 a .m. on Nov. 21, 2010 at F lorida Hospital Heartland M edical Center, Sebring. Grace weighed 8 pounds a nd measured 20 inches in l ength. Maternal grandparents are J ames and Shelly Massey of W auchula. Paternal grandparents are R andy and Mary Ann H umphrey of Wauchula.Declan LenihanElizabeth and Shavon L enihan of Sebring announce t he birth of a son, Declan T homas, at 9:17 p.m. on Nov. 2 3, 2010 at Florida Hospital H eartland Medical Center, S ebring. Declan weighed 8 pounds, 8 ounces and measured 22 i nches in length. Maternal grandparents are J Ross and Bou MacBeth of S ebring. Paternal grandparents are T om and Susan Lenihan of S ebring.Silvestre LeonAutumn Lough and S ilvestre Leon Jr. of Avon P ark announce the birth of a s on, Silvestre Alexander, at 6 :24 p.m. on Nov. 22, 2010 a t Florida Hospital Heartland M edical Center, Sebring. Silvestre weighed 6 p ounds, 8 ounces and measu red 20 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are J oyce Olguin and Ignacio O lguin of Avon Park. Paternal grandparents are C ynthia Leon and Silvestre L eon Sr. of Avon Park.Hugo MartinezBlanca and Hugo Martinez of Sebring announce the birth of a son, Hugo Alexander, at 2:36 p.m. on Dec. 4, 2010 at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Sebring. Hugo weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces and measured 19.75 inches in length.Caliyana OrdayAlicia and Collin Orday of Sebring announce the birth of a daughter, Caliyana Anne, at 10:13 p.m., on Nov. 27, 2010 at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Sebring. Caliyana weighed 5 pounds, 6 ounces and measured 18.25 pounds and measured 18.25 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Art Hammon, Angel Chase and Todd Johnson. Paternal grandparents are Nancy Maxcy and Joseph Orday.Kaylee WaltermanCharlene and Chad Walterman of Sebring announce the birth of a daughter, Kaylee Sue, on Dec. 1, 2010 at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Sebring. Charlene weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces and measured 19.5 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are David and Pamela Adkins. Paternal grandparents are Dennis and Barbara Walterman. www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, December 8, 2010Page 7B SUPPORTYOUR 385-3497HIGHLANDS COUNTYS OLDEST ESTABLISHED HEARING AID OFFICE130 S. Commerce Ave. Sebring Mon. Fri. 9am 5pmCall us today: 863.385.3497 You may Hear Better Tomorrow SAY WHAT? AFFORDABLE ADVERTISING385-6155 UNIQUE WINDOW TREATMENTS863-402-04014204 Sebring Parkwaynext to Ruby Tuesdays, Sebring Verticals Horizontal Blinds Pleated Shades Roman Shades Valances Draperies Cornices Bed Spreads Blinds, Shades & ShuttersCustom Built For You UNIQUE WINDOW TREATMENTS863-402-04014204 Sebring Parkway Davis Plaza(next to Ruby Tuesdays) VERTICALS HORIZONTAL BLINDS PLEATED SHADES ROMAN SHADES VALANCES DRAPERIES CORNICES BED SPREADS SHUTTER SALE The Best In The Business! PRICE BLINDS SERVICE Jessica BassettArmy National Gua rd Pfc. Jessica L. Bassett h as graduated from t he Automated Logistic al Specialist Advanc ed Individual Training (AI T) course at the U.S. Arm y Quartermaster Center an d School, Fort Le e, Petersburg, Va. The course is design ed to train soldiers to esta blish and maintain sto ck records and other doc uments such as inventor y, materiel control, accoun ting and support repor ts, automated and manu al accounting records; pe rform stock record/war ehouse functions pertai ning to receipt, storag e, distribution and issue an d maintain equipme nt records and parts; revie w and verify bills of ladin g, contracts, and purcha se orders; repair and co nstruct shipping crates f or equipment and supplie s, and perform prescrib ed loads and shop stock lis ts in manual and automat ed supply applications. Bassett is the daught er of Carolyn M. and Jeffr ey L. Bassett of Sebring. T he private graduated in 200 7 from Avon Park Hig h School, and received an associate degree in 201 0 from South Flori da Community College. Military News CELEBRATIONS Births Courtesy photos Lyle and Janice Chamberlain were married Nov. 5, 1950. Anniversary CELEBRATIONSGUIDELINES: The News-Sunpublishes announcements about births, engagements,weddings and anniversaries on Wednesdays. Anniversaries are accepted starting at the 50th and then in five-year incriments Photos are accepted and are returned when accompanied by a self-addressed stamped envelope. Forms are available at the News-Sun. The submission deadline is noon Friday to be considered for publication in the following Wednesdays paper. Submit items to the News-Sunfrom 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays; fax to 385-2453; send e-mail toeditor@newssun.com; or mail to Lifestyle Editor,News-Sun,2227 U.S. 27 South,Sebring,FL 33870. For information,call 385-6155,ext. 516.

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LAKE PLACID Nov. 2 9 we gathered for our coed a nd coffee social. Our coffee m akers were Jean Noyes and J udy Muise and our emcee w as Peggy Sue Teague. In l ooking around the room, she n oticed some of our northerne rs have returned. Welcome b ack Janet and Jim Dryer f rom Indiana, also and C harley and Kathy Holmes. W e also have two visitors in t he audience. Arlene C louston introduced their g randdaughter, Chantel W hite along with her friend N icholas Wolf. They are both a ttending Boston University a nd working on their D octrine degree; both are a rchaeologists. Carol Noel gave the S unshine report. Patty Wood i s having surgery for her s houlder. Bill Raub is in the h ospital. Please keep them b oth in your prayers and t houghts. Jim Hogan told the group t hat the Pancake Breakfast w as Dec. 4. Carol Noel told the group t hat the Military Soup and S andwich will be Sunday, D ec. 12, beginning at 5 p.m. T hey are serving french o nion soup or chicken noodle soup with a meatball sandwich. The cost is $5. Ladies Lunch Out will be Dec. 21 at the Sebring Tea Room and Golf Resort. The Mustangs will be going out the same day at Beef OBradys. Marge Perry told the group that the Trash and Treasure tables are all sold out so plan to come to the clubhouse early to look over all the items that will be displayed from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday morning, Dec. 11. Diane Bennett is taking names of street captains that will assist her in selling the candles for the luminaries that we place throughout the park on Christmas Eve. Dont forget our Friday evening bingo, its lots of fun and the popcorn is great. Nov. 30, Ladies Coffee, Carol Noel made the coffee and Marilyn Cromer was our emcee. We had 27 ladies present. Marilyn asked if we had any guests or visitors. Arlene introduced her granddaughter, Chantel White, who has been visiting her grandparents over the Thanksgiving holidays. We also had a newcomer and all welcomed Pat Smith who lives on Beauregard Street. Next, Carol Noel gave the Sunshine report. Bill Raub is very ill and is in Highlands Regional Hospital. Patti Wood is having shoulder surgery, Verna Krebs Stutzman is in the hospital and Bob Verbargsdaughter, Terry ONeill, has passed away. She has Thinking of You sheets on the table for all to sign. Marilyn told the women that they had served 170 Thanksgiving dinners and 70 returned in the evening for turkey sandwiches and desserts. Agrand time was had by all. Nov. 28 we had 30 people come and help decorate the clubhouse and the Christmas tree. All brought fingerfoods and had a good time singing and listening to Christmas music while they beautified the clubhouse. The ladies agreed that it would be fun to have a cookie exchange. On Dec. 14, bring one of your favorite cookie recipes and go around the room and pick an assortment of great Christmas cookies. The Trash and Treasure sale on the morning of Dec. 11 and the Military Soup and Sandwich on Dec. 12 beginning at 5 p.m. We dont have to go too far to have a good time; its all right here at our clubhouse with our friends and neighbors. The granddaughter of Robert and Arlene Clouston, Chantel White and her friend Nicholas Wolf visited with her grandparents for an entire week where they enjoyed celebrating Thanksgiving together and Chantels 30th birthday. Prior to visiting her grandparents Chantel and Nicholas were at a conference in New Orleans, which was the American Anthropological Associations annual meeting. Chantel presented her paper titled Early Village Life along the Dead Sea: Structures and processes of neolithization. There were between 5,000 and 6,000 people present. We c an understand how proud th ey must be of her and h er accomplishments.Woodhaven Estates bridge scoresSEBRING Here are th is weeks Bridge scores f or Woodhaven Estates: Par ty Bridge First place, Laur ie LaBerge; second place, R ay Krahn; and third plac e, Marilyn Bauer. Duplicate Bridge: Fir st place, Margaret Alliston an d Louise Perkins; second plac e, Laurie LaBerge and Jean ne Sisson; third place, Ken Mey er and Grace Swan. Page 8BNews-SunWednesday, December 8, 2010www.newssun.com STAINMASTERBRAVADO TEXTURE$330sq ft installed w/pad STAINMASTERIMPECCABLE PLUSH$379sq ft installed w/pad STAINMASTERWESTMINSTERBERBER$359sq ft installed w/pad POWER ALLEYPLUSH$259sq ft installed w/pad EVANSTONBERBER12x15 Ft$225sq ft installed w/padOUTDOOR CARPET69sq ft TARKETT LAMINATE$199sq ftVisit our 10,000 sq. ft. Showroom Today!NEW FLOORS For the HOLIDAYS!StainmasterCARPETSALE ARE A RUGS TOO! 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 Wednesday, Dec 15thWaldron Chiropractic 13 Ryant Blvd. Sebring, FL FRIENDS& NEIGHBORS Tropical Harbor Estates B y Barbara Kelleher Courtesy photo Unity Carolers and friends are speed caroling from 6-7 p.m. Friday during the monthly Historic Downtown Sebring Gallery Walk. The Circle and nearby shops are alive from 58 p.m. with holiday lights, treats, beverages, and Christmas caroling. All who want to sing are invited to join by meeting at Wild Artist Jewelry, 125 N. Ridgewood Drive before 6 p.m. or join in at any of the Downtown/Gallery Walk stops along the way. For a complete guide of the caroling route go to gallerywalksebring.com and click on map. For more information call 385-7433. Here, last years Gallery Walk Carolers were (from right) Grandma Kathy and grandson A .J. Dunn, Jeb John Burns, Martha Seckley; (back row) Barb Burns, Adam Ray, and three other guest carolers in front of Wild Artist Jewelry and Beads. Speed caroling set Friday GETSANAIDAHOSTRINGS ACHEFORSEVERTOOSOON BLEATEDALLONREDINCARGO SAWENOLAMHOERIKWOW TEARDROPONIONVISCERAL DRTSOFTCOLORFEY SUNCHIPSONEIRONASSESSAS NNEAFRAIDGRETELPGA ABSENCEONAUCTIONALLERGY KODAKPMSKOAEBBETUIS ELAPSEONTHEBUTTONGRACES STYGECKOSATOMICESO BIGONRIBCAGEONSET RAJIVMGMLASSHANACHO EMOTIONALCONANIMONTOYOU MELNANUYAYMERISENUS OBLONGSTONYTONITONEIRONIST PAYSPESTOIBEAMACES WARDHUETZUSMUT STRIFESENTEREDLETITBE THETREELIGHTINGCEREMONY AAMCOLOCNONEEVESEGER GISHSUEOSSTSPRAGE CROSSWORDSOLUTION

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Garden Club of SebringSEBRING The Garden C lub of Sebring held its N ov. 22 meeting at the S ebring Civic Center with P resident Lucy Wheeler welc oming members and four g uests in attendance: Mr. and M rs.Walter Pelton, Dan D aszek, and Russ Mursan. E veryone was served a delic ious lunch prepared by h ostess chairman Vila S imons committee. Holiday t able decorations were prov ided by Betty Wescott and b uffet table decorations were f urnished by Paula George. Club member May T rucano presented a lovely p rogram on Miniature & S mall Flower A rrangements. Miniature a rrangements are considered t o be five inches maximum i n upward or side direction, w hereas small arrangements m ay be as large as eight i nches. Trucano used many c reative container ideas, one b eing lamp switch holders. O thers were small ceramic l idded boxes. The creativity a nd imagination of these m inuscule works of art were q uite interesting and beautif ul. Trucano had photographs o f several of her pieces that h ave received awards in j uried flower shows. She is a lso in the process of writing a book on this art. Club members who partici pated in last months plant p ot exchange brought back t heir pots to show their u nique and awe inspiring c raftiness. The lucky winner o f the game Heads and T ails was Lillian Georgia B arnes; she won a Florida F ederation Garden Pin. P reparations were made for t he holiday party on T hursday, Dec. 9, where the S ebring High School Choir w ill perform its season holid ay show. The next general meeting o f the Sebring Garden Club w ill be at noon Monday, Jan. 2 4 at the Sebring Civic C enter. If you would like to a ttend a meeting or have q uestions, call 471-0657.Rotary Club of Highlands CountySEBRING The Rotary Club of Highlands County heard about solar energy for homes from Dennis Mee, an expert on the installation and savings generated by solar energy. Members asked many questions and found Mee to be a very interesting speaker. The Rotary Club of Highlands County meets at 6 p.m. Mondays at Beef OBradys in Sebring. Anyone interested in learning more about Rotary or in attending a meeting may call Joyce Gordon, 446-2099.TOPS 487SEBRING The Wednesday morning meeting of TOPS FL487, Sebring was called to order after chair exercises with Alice Bowen, with 11 TOPS and six TOPS giving the pledges. Welcome back to our winter visitor KOPS Marge Jobin. Best Loser was Charlotte Hardy and last weeks Best Loser was Ginna Meisner lost this week and received the $1 coupon. Yes-yeses this week are portion control, food chart, exercise, fruit, vegetables, fiber and water. The Mystery Gift has been with Ginna Meisner, with two more weeks to go. Bette Gillett found another wrapper on the Attendance Box. There were eight winners in the 25-cent contest of 45 cents and Judy Phillips won $1.70 in the 10-cent contest. The program was given by www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, December 8, 2010Page 9B Director Vic Anderson Assoc. Director Bob Williams 34yearsofGREATmusicHighlands County Concert BandAt The Union Congregational Church 106 N. Butler Ave. Avon Park, FLMonday, December 13th, 2010 7:30pmDoors open 6:45 Donation $6.00 ~ Students $3.00 Tickets Available from Band Members or At the DoorDirections From Sebring: 27 North to Avon Park, turn right on Main Street (Walgreens), cross (2) RR tracks and turn left on N. Butler Ave. 130 S. Commerce Ave. Sebring, Florida863-385-3497Mon. 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Visit Lampe & Kiefer Hearing Aid Center or starkey.com today and hear the iQ difference for yourself. lampekieferhearing.com CLUBS& ORGANIZATIONS Special to the News-SunSEBRING Kiwanis Club of Sebring members Dave Hourigan, Grace Plants, Rita Vowels and Alan Kent visited the Kiwanis Club of Winter Haven on Nov. 30. Kiwanis Division 15 Lt. Governor Mary Crowder was the guest speaker and spoke about the new World Wide Kiwanis Project: ELIMINATE. In 40 countries around the world, maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT) can quickly turn the joy of childbirth into tragedy. MNTkills one baby every nine minutes. Its effects are excruciating tiny newborns suffer repeated, painful convulsions and extreme sensitivity to light and touch. There is little hope of survival. And tetanus kills mothers too. MNTis caused when tetanus spores found in soil everywhere, come into contact with open cuts during childbirth. The disease strikes the poorest of the poor, the geographically hard to reach and those without health care. MNTis highly preventable. Just three doses of a 60-cent immunization to protect mothers, who then pass on the immunity to their future babies. Together Kiwanis an d UNICEF can stop this disease. UNICEF h as helped to successfully eliminate MNT in many countries, but in 40 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe and North America, it still strikes babies and mothers who ha ve little or no access to health care eith er because they are poor, live in remote are as or are caught in humanitarian emergencie s. More funds and resources are needed to reach all babies and mothers at ris k. Crowder has asked each club in Division to donate a minimum of $500 to help wipe o ut MNT. The Kiwanis motto is Serving t he Children of the World. Kiwan is International includes 8,400 clubs wi th more than 270,000 members in 96 nation s. Last year, Kiwanis clubs donated more th an $100 million and almost 6 million volunte er hours for community service projects. The Kiwanis Club of Sebring meets eve ry Wednesday at noon at Homers Restauran t. For more information about Kiwanis plea se call president Rhonda Beckman at 446-157 9 or Grace Plants at 273-1421. Kiwanis Club of Sebring visits Winter Haven club Courtesy pho to Kiwanis Club of Sebring members (from left) Alan Kent, Dave Hourigan, Grace Plants, Rita Vowels visited the Kiwanis Club of Winter Haven last week. Shown with them is former Sebring club member and News-Sun staff writer Phil Attinger. Attinger is now a member of the Winter Haven club. Courtesy photo T he following people were initiated as members of Sebring Elks 1529 on Nov.18 Donald Ryan, Angie Green, Eleanor Sciacca, Sandra Blett, Roy Loweke, Edward Sheehan, Monica Parks, and Dianna Kuen. New Elks in Sebring Courtesy photo Sebring Elks 1529 recognizes member Bill Kaleita and his wife, Joyce, as Elk of the Month for December. Elks of the Month Continued on page 10B Snapshots CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS GUIDELINES: The News-Sunpublishes announcements about clubs and organizations on Wednesdays. Photos are accepted and are returned when accompanied by a self-addressed stamped envelope. Forms are available at the NewsSun. The submission deadline is noon Friday to be considered for publication in the following Wednesdays paper. Submit items to theNews-Sunfrom 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays; fax to 3852453; send e-mail toeditor@newssun.com; or mail to Lifestyle Editor,NewsSun,2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring,FL 33870. For information,call 385-6155, ext. 516. The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN

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Special to the News-SunSEBRING The Kiwanis C lub of Sebring had the privi lege of hearing Lauren Page t ell of her lifelong battle with O steogenesis Imperfecta, or a s it is sometimes called OI. O steogenesis Imperfecta is a c ondition causing extremely f ragile bones. It is caused by a defect in the gene that prod uces type 1 collagen, an i mportant building block of b one. Lauren is 16 years old and h as battled with OI since she w as diagnosed at 18 months o f age. At the time of her d iagnosis she had suffered m ore than one fractured bone a nd it was suspected that she w as being abused by her b abysitter. After further e xaminations, her family was t old that she suffered from O I. The disease causes bones t o break with very little f orce. Lauren has experienced 80 p lus broken bones but lives a s normal a life as possible. W hen attending school she u ses a wheel chair to protect her from falling. She recalled one school event where several groups from different school districts were attending and some of the students were a little on the rowdy side. Fearing that she could be injured, her fellow classmates joined hands and formed a protective circle around her to keep anyone from accidently bumping into her and causing another broken bone. There is not yet a cure for this disease but specific therapies can reduce the pain and complications. Some osteoporosis drugs have proven to be very valuable in the treatment of OI, however they did not work for Lauren. Lauren has not allowed Osteogenesis Imperfecta to destroy her positive outlook. Her long-term plans are to make a difference in the world. Every Kiwanian that heard her speak believes she will do just that. The Kiwanis motto is Serving the Children of the World. Kiwanis International includes 8,400 clubs with more than 270,000 members in 96 nations. Last year, Kiwanis clubs donated more than $100 million and almost 6 million volunteer hours for community service projects. The Kiwanis Club of Sebring meets every Wednesday at noon at Homers Restaurant. For more information about Kiwanis call president Rhonda Beckman at 4461579 or Grace Plants at 2731421. Page 10BNews-SunWednesday, December 8, 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 2008 DODGE AVENGER SXT $ 11888#L0136 EXTRACLEAN 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 2008 FORD EXPEDITION LIMITED $ 29989#CX042A 2005 CHRYSLER PT CRUISER CONV. $ 11999#X0120 GT 2005 DODGE RAM 1500 QUAD CAB SLT $ 17889#JY004A LOW MILES 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 LOADED W/TOYS Courtesy photo Lauren Page tells members of the Kiwanis Club of Sebring of her lifelong battle with Osteogenesis Imperfecta or as it is sometimes called OI. Osteogenesis Imperfecta is a condition causing extremely fragile bones. CLUBS& ORGANIZATIONS Kiwanis learns of OI from local resident Special to the News-SunSEBRING The Rotary Club of Highlands County is promoting a Holiday Gift to Our Military Wounded. Members decided to invite the community to participate by making tax deductible donations to purchase telephone calling cards. The cards will be sent to Walter Reed Hospital where they will be distributed to wounded military men and women. The donations may be sent to The Rotary Club of Highlands County Foundation, P.O. Box 4264, Sebring, FL33871-426 4. Donations may also be dropped off at t he First Presbyterian Church in Sebring. T he cards will be purchased before Christmas to enable the recipients to call family an d friends during the holidays. Any donatio ns received after that date will still be used f or cards to be forwarded to the hospital. The Rotary Club of Highlands Coun ty meets at 6 p.m. Mondays at Beef OBradys in Sebring. For more information, call preside nt Jim Houseknecht at 402-1261. County Rotary Club plans to help wounded military men, women for the holidays Courtesy photo Darrell Peer, pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Sebring, and J im Houseknecht, president of the Rotary Club of Highlands County, discuss plans to raise funds for the purchase of telephone calling cards to send to wounded military personnel at W alter Reed Hospital. KOPS Shirley Hickling on Tips to Managing Your Weight. Water, exercise, food intake and sleep for seven to nine hours. The club meets at Whispering Pines Baptist Church with weigh-in starting at 9 a.m.TOPS 632SEBRING This TOPS Club meets every Monday at First Baptist Church of Lake Josephine. Weigh-in begins at 2:30 p.m. and ends at 3:10 p.m. The meeting begins at 3:30 p.m. and lasts approximately one hour. For more information, contact Judy OBoyle at 260-0831. Assistant leader June Elam called the meeting to order and reported that OBoyle was ill. Erwin Edson presented the program about how KOPS (Keep Off Pounds Sensibly) is perceived to be a life long struggle to maintain the weight loss. He told us that the changes made to accomplish KOPS status continue to be part of the daily routine, exercising, eating less, etc. He said this is not a struggle but an interesting and rewarding journey to health. Karen Goodwin called the roll with 37 members present and this weeks weight report was typical of the aftermath of a holiday feast. The Best Loser of the Week was again a tie, this time between Barbara Heitzenrater and Debbie Luddington. Goodwin welcomed Jean Trahan back from the north. Betty Snyder and Joan Dunn, who were bot h absent last week, received their awards. Yes-yeses for the comin g week are grapes twice and a tossed salad four times. The no-no is ice cream. J o Ann Edson passed out the Christmas tree drawings t o everyone taking part in th e Christmas contest. Elam announced the Christmas party was next Monday and weigh-in would be held from 12:30 1:10 p.m., with the party beginning at 2 p.m. Continued from page 9B Snapshots

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DearAbby: I am an 80y ear-old woman, happily m arried for 51 years. The o ther day, my hairdresser (in h er 20s) asked me about my s ex life with my husband. I f eel this is a private matter a nd none of her business, but I didnt want to sound rude. C an you think of a snappy a nswer to such a personal q uestion? Still in Love with My Husband DearStill in Love: Your h airdresser appears to have b een sniffing too much hairs pray, which has addled her j udgment. The response to h er impertinent question s hould have been to say with a smile, Honey, youll just h ave to wait until youre our a ge and find out for yours elf. DearAbby: I am a happily s ingle 22-year-old male. My b oss, who is happily married, i s extremely enthusiastic a bout finding me a woman. H e is aware that I am OK w ith being single, but he f eels it is his duty to find me a girlfriend. At first, it was only slightl y irritating. However, this m atchmaker game has gotten o ut of hand. It has escalated i nto him printing up fliers with my photo on them, inviting women to sign up for a date with me. What should I do about this? Content Bachelor in Missouri Dear Content Bachelor: Take the bull by the horns and do what you should have done in the beginning. Tell your boss firmly that you are happy as a single person, that when you decide to settle down you wont need anyones help, and you want the matchmaking stopped. To say that what your boss has done is inappropriate is an understatement. And if it doesnt stop, it is unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature and could qualify as harassment. DearAbby: Louise and I have been married three years. We met in another state and I relocated to take a job. I proposed to Louise after the move, and she accepted knowing this would be where we live. Every summer my life becomes hell. Louise gets angry about the smallest things and picks fights frequently. This is in advance of all the grandkids birthdays that occur in August. As the summer winds down, angry turns to weepy and sullen. She mentions moving back for good, I hate it here, Quit your job and take less money. Abby, I have a great job, and have told Louise to fly home as often as she wants. This scenario repeats each summer and increases in intensity. I know Im going to wake up one day and not have a wife, because it seems her only solution is to move back. I didnt like anything about the state we came from and was glad to leave. I moved there for my first wife and lost out on 14 years of things I loved to do. Im bitter about it to this day. Im happier here. I have no answer to this problem that is acceptable to Louise. Please help. My Wife or My Life in Texas DearWife/Life: If ever I heard of a couple who needed mediation services, its you and Louise. Whether the answer to your problems is divorce, or Louise living part of the year near her grandchildren, is something only the two of you can negotiate if its even economically feasible. If you love each other enough, you can work out a compromise, and thats what Im hoping you can do in a caring way and without anger. 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 business-sized, self-addressed envelope, plus check or money order for $6 to: Dear Abby Teen Booklet, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447. The holiday season is a very stressful time of year for all of us. When we allow this stress to take over our lives, we put our families in danger. Afire at any time of year is like a death in a family. We have to protect our families. We all pride ourselves in being safe, but I want you to look hard at some of our holiday habits. We cant wait to put up our Christmas tree. If you put up a live tree right after Thanksgiving by Christmas you have a torch just waiting to be ignited in the middle of your living room. We think if we keep it watered it will be fine, but even a live fir tree can catch on fire. The problem is that the sap has sealed up the trunk of the tree and it is unable to drink the water. You have to make a new cut and put that fresh cut into water. By the time the trees get to your area, they have already been cut for several days or maybe weeks. So please be careful with your tree. As I was doing research for this article I found a Web site with a video that will make you stop and think about your tree. In less than 60 seconds the living room was completely engulfed in flames. Another big hazard in our homes is candles. We love the way they look, flickering on our mantels and our tables, but with the stress of the holidays it is easy to forget about them. I have a rule in my house. I only burn candles in the evening and I set a timer to remind me to blow them out. I only burn candles that are in jars or votives in small votive candle holders. My favorite candles to burn are little tea lights. They only burn for a couple of hours and many times they burn out by themselves. I always put them in a votive candle holder too. Glass that is not made for candles can explode. I have also found some LED fake candles that look just like real ones. They even have a remote control. Then we have our holiday light displays. We get in a hurry and use extension cords that are not safe to use outside. Then we plug in too many strands. This can cause the extension cords to get hot and short out. If these lights are on your Christmas tree then you can have a flash fire. Make sure that the lights, timers, extension cords you use outside are made to be outside. One other thing we do is burn wrapping paper in our fireplaces. This is not a good thing to do. It can cause a chimney fire by igniting the creosote in your chimney. These fires can smolder for several hours and then break out of the chimney into your attic. So please get your chimney cleaned each year to remove this creosote. Do you have a fire extinguisher that you can get to quickly? When I have had a live tree; I keep it in the living room. Keep in mind tha t many times you will not see the fire till it is already out of hand. Please make sure you r smoke alarms have new bat teries and are tested regular ly. Do you know how to use a fire extinguisher? Learn now Do you have all types of fir e extinguishers: for grease fires, electrical and other fires. Your extinguishers wi ll have a code on them. Keep them in a logical place for each type of fire. When was the last time you had a fire drill with you r children in the middle of the night? It has been proven th e children sleep so soundly th at they do not hear the alarms. Can you get to your babies, if the house if filled with smoke? Do you have an escape plan for your family in the event of a fire; a plac e to meet outside; by the tree in the front yard. You get the picture. People have died try ing to save their children when they were already out side. This may not have to do with the holidays but it is bi g fire hazard. Have you clean ed out your dryer vent lately? Lint collects inside of the hose and even the inside the dryer if there is a break in any of the air flow channels We all need to do this a cou ple of times a year. The guy s at Hey Tom found a dryer vent cleaning kit that is ava ilable in our flyshop. If you have any questions about fire safety, call your local fire department: they love to teach you and your children how to protect you rself against the dangers of fire. Please be safe this holi day season. For more help getting rid of your CHAOS, check out her Web site and join her mentoring group at www.FlyLady.net or her book, Sink Reflections published by Random House and her New York Times Best Selling book, Body Clutter published by Simon and Schuster. Copyright 2010 Marla Cilley. www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, December 8, 2010Page 11B 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 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. 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(Spanish Why?) 89 Nuts about 90 It guards the heart 94 Kind of romance between actors 96 One of the Gandhis 99 ___ Grand 101 Vegas opening? 102 ___ Na Na 104 What might go for a dip? 108 Worked up 110 Big name in latenight 112 Dont try any more tricks! 114 Brooks or Blanc 115 When repeated, an old sitcom farewell 116 Cry of self-pride 117 Beginning 118 Preceders of xis 119 Stretched figures 121 R&B funk trio with the 1990 hit Feels Good 124 One using twisted humor 126 Is worth doing 127 Trattoria topper 129 Letter-shaped support 131 Provides service that cant be beat? 132 Stave (off) 134 Part of a sunbow 136 Shih ___ (dog) 137 Blue stuff 139 Bitter quarrels 142 Input 144 Beatles last studio album 148 Annual Manhattan event (represented symbolically in this puzzle) 151 Transmission repair franchise 152 Footnote abbr. 153 Zero 154 Christmas ___ 155 Leader of the Silver Bullet Band 156 Lillian of silents 157 Seek damages 158 Org. that infiltrated Nazi Germany 159 Rx amount: Abbr. 160 In thing DOWN 1 Doesnt shut up 2 Razzle-dazzle 3 With 5-Down, when 148-Across traditionally takes place 4 Pirates realm 5 See 3-Down 6 Ceaselessly 7 Intense heat 8 La Palma, e.g. 9 Canned foods giant 10 Cosmetics giant 11 Title for Judge Judy 12 Cookie with creme 13 Wakens 14 Picker-upper 15 Where 148-Across takes place 16 Yes, Virginia, there ___ Santa Claus 17 Traditional centerpiece of 148-Across 18 Diary of a Madman author 19 December fall 24 Dinner in a can 25 Whip It band 34 Discus path 35 Mount in myth 37 Here, in Dijon 39 Deus ___ (1976 sci-fi novel) 40 Low-___ 43 Hardly a plain Jane 44 Capital of Iceland? 46 Winds 47 Detach, in a way 48 Movie co. behind Wordplay and My Big Fat Greek Wedding 49 Ready 52 Blind guess 53 French seasoning 54 Texas A&M athletes 55 Asserts something 58 Magnetic disruption in space 60 1960s girl group, with the 63 Literary inits. 65 Its picked in Maui 66 Part of an ear 67 Torques symbol 69 Gate projection, for short 72 Man in the hood? 75 One-named rock star 78 Stream of consciousness, for short? 80 Chu ___ (legendary Confucian sage) 81 What it must do 82 PX patrons 85 Fraudster 87 Frenchmans term of address 89 Shtick 91 Swell 92 Echo producer 93 Right there with you 95 Chinese way 96 Clean again, as a floor 97 Tiny creature 98 Like St. Nick 100 Overfills 103 Firm newbie 105 Sarcastic sort 106 Take in, as guests 107 Sends packing 109 Bingeing 110 Award named for a Hall-of-Fame pitcher 111 Blogger, e.g. 113 Just below the boiling point 120 Start for 148Across? 122 Not benched, as in hockey 123 Not overspending 125 Set to go off, say 128 Flops in lots 130 Out 133 Extra-large top? 135 Start for -centric 136 Essays 138 Western tribe 139 Kind of party 140 Cuisine with pad see ew noodles 141 Signs of dreaming 143 Wide-lapel jackets 145 It was wrapped around the Forum 146 Rare blood type, for short 147 Jane at Thornfield 149 Funny Costello 150 Walgreens rival 1234567 89101112 13141516171819 20 21 22 23 24 2526 27 28 29 30 31 32 3334 35 3637 3839 40 41 4243 44 45 4647 4849 50 515253 5455 56 57 58 5960 61 62 63 64656667 68 69 70 7172 73 7475 76 77 787980 81 82 83 8485 86 87 88 89 90919293 94 95 969798 99100101 102103104105106107 108 109 110 111112113 114 115 116 117 118 119120 121122 123124125 126 127128 129130131 132133 134135136 137138 139140141 142143 144 145146147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 160 Solution on page 8B Senior still enjoying sex feels no desire to brag Be safe and water your real Christmas tree FLY Lady Leanne Ely Dear Abby

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LIVING 12B PAGE News-Sun Wednesday, December 8, 2010 FAMILYFEATURES H eadline your holiday with the quintessential flavor of the season peppermint. These extra special sweets offer a bountiful buffet of peppermint possibilities. Choose one or more for cookie exchanges, aprs caroling nibbles, gifts f or teachers and Santa. Visit www.wilton.com for additional holiday ideas, and t o order baking and decorating supplies. P eppermint Ribbon Cookies M akes about 6 dozen cookies 3 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened 1 1/3 cups granulated sugar 2 eggs 2 teaspoons Pure Vanilla Extract 2 to 4 drops Peppermint Candy Flavoring Christmas Red Icing Color, as desired 1 package (14 ounces) Candy Cane Colorburst Candy Melts, melted I n medium bowl, combine flour, salt and baking powder. I n large bowl, beat butter and sugar with electric mixer u ntil light and creamy. Add eggs, vanilla and peppermint c andy flavoring; mix well. Add flour mixture, one cup at a t ime; mixing well after each addition. Remove 1/3 of dough; reserve. To remaining 2/3 dough i n mixer bowl, beat in red icing color. Roll and shape d ough between parchment paper into two 6 x 8-inch disks. R oll and shape untinted dough between parchment paper t o a 6 x 8-inch disk. Chill all dough rectangles at least 1 hour. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper. Peel parchm ent from dough pieces. Stack dough rectangles with u ntinted dough rectangle between the two red pieces, lini ng them up as evenly as possible; gently press pieces t ogether. Gently roll with rolling pin to seal layers; trim u neven edges with sharp knife. Cut dough lengthwise into t hree 2 inch-wide slices; cut each column crosswise into 1 /4 inch-thick pieces. Arrange 2 inches apart on parchm ent-lined cookie pans. Chill 1/2 hour. Preheat oven to 350F. Bake 12 to 14 minutes or until b ottoms are light golden brown. Remove cookies to cooli ng grids; cool completely. Dip cooled cookies into melted Candy Melts; set on p archment-lined cookie pans. Chill until candy is set. S tore in airtight container. C andy Cane Cookies M akes about 2 dozen cookies 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened 1 cup granulated sugar 1 egg 1 1/2 teaspoons Pure Vanilla Extract 1/4 teaspoon Peppermint Candy Flavoring or1/2 teaspoon Imitation Almond Extract 3 cups all-purpose flour No-Taste Red Icing Color White Sparkling Sugar P reheat oven to 375F. In large bowl, cream butter with s ugar with mixer until light and fluffy. Beat in egg, vanilla a nd peppermint candy flavoring. Add flour 1 cup a t a time to butter mixture, mixing well after each a ddition. If dough becomes too stiff, add w ater, a teaspoon at a time. Do not chill d ough. Divide dough into 2 balls. Color o ne ball of dough red with icing c olor. Pinch off a 1-inch ball o f each color dough. On flat s urface, roll ball into 3i nch-long strips. Place r ed and white strips sideb y-side; roll them t ogether until the two c olors have wrapped a round one another and a re twisted together. C urve the strip a t the top to the shape of a candy cane and place on u ngreased cookie sheet; gently p ress Sparkling Sugar into dough. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until cookies a re lightly browned. Cool on pan 2 minutes; r emove to cooling grid and cool completely. 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar 1 egg 1 1/2 teaspoons Pure Vanilla Extract 1/2 teaspoon Imitation Almond Extract 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon salt Evergreen TreatsMakes about 3 dozen cookies Roll-Out CookieRecipe 2 to 3 drops Peppermint Candy Flavoring or 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract 3 piece Trees CutterSet Cookie Sheet Cooling Grid Royal Icing* Buttercream Icing Leaf Green Icing Color Round Decorating Tip 3 Candy Cane Sprinkles Yellow Colored Sugars Jumbo Nonpareils Prepare Roll-Out Cookie Recipe following instructions, adding peppermint candy flavoring.** Roll out dough 1/8 inch thick; cut tree shapes and arrange on cookie sheet. Bake 7 to 8 minutes or until cookies are lightly browned. Cool on cookie sheet 1 minute; remove to cooling grid and cool completely. Prepare icings. Tint portions of each icing green, reserving some white. With royal icing, with tip 3, outline tree with green; fill in with thinned icing. Let dry. For trees with stars, fill in star with white icing; add yellow colored sugars and let dry. Add white icing garland using tip 3 outline, swirl or zigzag; arrange candy cane sprinkles. With green buttercream icing, spatula ice cookies smooth or cover cookies with tip 3 zigzag tree boughs. For trees with stars, ice star with white icing; add yellow sugars, pressing lightly into the icing. If desired, add white icing garlands to trees. Arrange candy cane sprinkles and jumbo nonpareils. ** Variation: tint cookie dough green with Leaf Green Icing Color. Cut cookies as above. Decorate as desired with white icing, sprinkles and sugars. Candy Canes, Peppermint Ribbons and Evergreen Treats offera minty mix of holiday cookies while Santa Claus and Frosty Friends Candy Cane Molds dress up everyones favorite yuletide treats. Candy Cane Candy Molds instructions are available on package oro n www.wilton.com.Candy Cane ChainMakes about 2 dozen cookies Roll-Out Cookie Recipe 2 to 3 drops Peppermint Candy Flavoring or1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract Candy Cane Comfort-Grip Cutter Cookie Sheet Cooling Grid Red and White Cookie Icing Red and White Candy Melts, melted Ruby and White Pearlized Sugar Red and White Nonpareils Buttercream Icing Prepare Roll-Out Cookie Recipe following instructions, adding peppermint candy flavoring. Roll out dough 1/8 inch thick; cut candy cane shapes and arrange on cookie sheet. Bake 9 to 11 minutes or until cookies are lightly browned. Cool on cookie sheet 1 minute; remove to cooling grid and cool completely. TodecoratewithCookieIcingormeltedCandyMelts, drizzleinzigzagpatternorcompletelyfillinstripes. To decorate with Sugars and Nonpareils, spatula ice cookies smooth. Arrange sugars or nonpareils in stripe pattern** ; lightly press into icing. ** Tomakeiteasiertoplacesugarsandnonpareils,pour into Disposable Decorating Bag. Cut small hole in tip of bag and move the bag over the area to be covered. Roll-Out Cookie Recipe Peppermint Ribbon Cookies and Candy Cane Cookies E vergreen Treats Candy Cane Chain Note: Visit www.wilton.com for icing recipes. Preheat oven to 400F. In mixing bowl, cream butter with sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and extracts. In a separate bowl mix flour, baking powder and salt; add to butter mixture 1 cup at a time, mixing after each addition. Do not chill dough.