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Title: The news-sun
Uniform Title: News-sun (Sebring, Fla.)
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Language: English
Publisher: Sebring News-Sun, Inc.
Place of Publication: Sebring Fla
Publication Date: 12-12-2010
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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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Red Devils down MinersPAGE1DStudents bring cheer to VillagePAGE2ANEWS-SUN Highlands County's Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 Sunday, December 12, 2010www.newssun.comVolume 91/Number 151 | 75 cents www.newssun .com HighLow 69 33Complete Forecast PAGE 8A A passing afternoon shower Forecast Question: Do you think this winter will be colder than last year's? Next question: Did you decorate your yard for the holidays? www.newssun .com Make your voice heard at Online Obituaries A. Edward Bateman Age 74, of Sebring Earl Dannenberg Age 81, of Sebring Barbara McCormack Age 84, of Sebring Sharon Vornholt Age 67, of Sebring Nathaniel Washington Age 66, of Avon Park Obituaries, Page 6A Phone ... 385-6155Fax ... 385-2453Online: www.newssun.com Yes 52.1% No 47.9% 099099401007 Total votes: 71 Business1B Chalk Talk6B Classifieds5D Community Briefs6A Crossword Puzzle2C Dear Abby2C Editorial & Opinion3A Horoscope7C Lottery Numbers2A Movie Times2C News from the Watershed6C Pause & Consider2C School Menus3B Senior Scene4C Sports On TV2B Index locally owned community mindedHeartlandNational Bank Avon Park800 West Main St.863.453.6000Lake Placid600 U.S. Hwy 27 N.863.699.1300Sebring327 U.S. Hwy 27 N.863.386.1300Sun n Lake North5033 U.S. Hwy 27 N.863.386.1322www.heartlandnb.com World War II memories News-Sun photos by KATARASIMMONS Sebring's Russell Holdych holds up the medals he earned as a forward observer during World War II, as well as a photo of himself as a young man. The top photo is a baseball bat that is part of his extensive collection. Holdych played in the Cleveland Indians farm system after returning from Europe. When he didn't break into the big leagues he became a banker instead. Mud, shrapnel and baseball part of veteran's story By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comSEBRING Sixty-five years after the end of World War II, the generation who fought the war are passing away. That makes witness reports all the more important. This is Russell Holdych's story. Born in 1925 and raised in the Chicago area, Holdych was drafted shortly after graduating high school in 1943. After basic training he was selected for Army specialized training and sent to Randolf Macon College for an accelerated college program. In nine months he completed almost two years of work. Before he graduated, however, he was transferred into the infantry and sent to advanced military training at two different sites in preparation for the invasion of Europe. Holdych, 18 years old and a private first class, landed at Omaha Beach three weeks after D-Day, part of the 95th Infantry division of General George Patton's 3rd Army. Holdych took part in the assault to liberate St. Lo, France, becoming a forward observer, working as a two-man team with a second lieutenant. This means he served as the eyes for the crew of a 105 howitzer cannon with a four-and-a-half-mile range. His job was to get within 100 yards of a target and radio coordinates and corrections to direct the cannon crew's fire. Holdych and his lieutenant spent most of their time in the field, often on their bellies, moving from hedgerow to hedgerow, seeking viable targets. They slept in the open or in abandoned buildings. The French summer of 1944 was very rainy. Often Holdych had to slug through knee-deep mud. The Holdych spent war on his belly as forward observer See WAR, page 7A PAGE1C By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comSEBRING According to doc uments released by the Highlan ds County Sheriff's Office, Pame la Denise Rewis, 48, was booked in to the county jail Thursday mornin g after a warrant for her arrest w as issued the same day. Rewis is accused in the shootin g death of Linda Shanon Gause, 42, o n Oct. 27. The HCSO offense report show s Rewis is charged with second degr ee murder and is being held until a pr etrial bond hearing, but the Highlan ds County Clerk of Courts has the wa rrent listed as first-degree murder o n its Web site. Her arraignment is scheduled f or Jan. 24. Rewis and Gause reportedly h ad lived together as a couple for mo re than two years. At about 10:30 a.m. on Oct. 27, a 911 call was received by central dispatch requesting an ambulance. The affidavit states the caller identified herself as Rewis. When asked the nature of the medic al emergency, Rewis is said to ha ve reported a shooting had occurred. Deputies were dispatched to t he women's home at 2575 W. Seip le Road in Avon Park. According to the warrant affidav it, when deputies arrived at the addre ss they found Gause dead, lying face u p on the living room floor. A.22 ca liber, six-shot Ruger was on an en d table at the far south end of the li ving room. Rewis was present and immediat ely detained by the officers. The affidavit states that probab le cause exists to indicate there was a physical altercation between Rew is Rewis formally charged Rewis See REWIS, page 7A By ROMONAWASHINGTON editor@newssun.comAVON PARK What do tomato stakes, an aluminum flag pole, PVC pipe, and plastic netting have to do with Christmas? Alot, if you are Rob Jordan and his family. Those items, along with choreographed music and about 60,000 lights, help make for a beautiful light display at 600 N. Lake Verona Blvd. Adisplay that is visited nightly by area residents many of whom will park their cars at the vacant corner at Lake Verona Boulevard and East Winthrop Street and sit to watch the 16-minute shows. It all started when Jean Jordan, Rob's mom, wasn't able to get her lights up by herself any longer. Rob said he and his wife, Becky, came out to help her get the decorations up and decided they were going to put the lights out as well. "I got on line and saw several different displays and said I can do this,'" he said. Jean Jordan said her son worked on the display all year long. "I just thought he was going to use my stuff and put up a nice display. I had no idea until I saw all of the lights," she said. That was four years ago, and though the light display was absent last year, it's back in full force this year. In fact, while interviewing Jordan on Friday night, an Avon Park police officer stopped and said he was glad to see the display back. He vowed to come back and watch the show. Jordan extended the invitation and then told how at one of the previous presentations several of the local officers showed up to see the display. At times, Jordan said, there are cars parked three deep at the corner to watch the show. He said there have been hay wagons taking children out for rides and buses Lights bring holiday cheer News-Sun photo by BRIANAWASHINGTON Pictures alone can not describe the awe one feels when watching the Christmas light display at 600 N. Lake Verona Blvd. in Avon Park. Created by Rob Jordan, the show is 16 minutes and five songs long and includes more than 60,000 lights, all done through a wireless electric circuit that Jordan created himself. See LIGHTS, page 7A Follow the News-Sun on www.facebook.com/newssun News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONSChristopher Day, 5, receives a goodie bag Saturday morning during Santa in the Park at Stuart Park in Lake Placid. Story and more pictures on page 4A. 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By MARCIADUNN APAerospace WriterCAPE CANAVERAL Stay tuned for nature's coming attraction. Early next week, the Geminid meteor shower will make its annual appearance, just in time for Christmas. Astronomers consider it the best meteor shower of the year, with more than 100 meteors streaking through the night sky every hour. The peak of the meteor shower will occur early Tuesday, between midnight and sunrise local time. The show will be best in the Northern Hemisphere, easily visible with the naked eye. The Geminids are actually rocky celestial leftovers. Every December, Earth passes through this stream of debris from 3200 Phaethon, once believed to be an asteroid and now considered an extinct or iceless comet. The meteors, or shooting stars, can appear anywhere, but always seem to fall from the Gemini constellation, thus their name. Meteors occur when bits of particles enter the atmosphere and burn up, resembling incoming fireballs. For those not willing to stay up late or get up early there should be a decent showing Monday once the sun sets. Actually, some meteors should be visible in the night sky from Dec. 12 to 16, as long as the sky is clear, according to NASA. And consider it a warmup for the total lunar eclipse coming the night of Dec. 20 and wee hours of Dec. 21, depending on your time zone. It will be the only full lunar eclipse of the year. Page 2ANews-SunSunday, December 12, 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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The following people were booked into the Highlands County Jail on Thursday, Dec. 9: Virgilio Bastista, 44, of Sebring, was charged with failure to appear reference domestic violence battery. Jose Armando Carrodegua, 26, of Sebring, was charged with driving while license suspended and DUI. Marvin Wendell Gibbs, 50, of Sebring, was charged with sell opium or derivative and possession with intent to sell, mfg, deliver opium or a derivative. Teresa Jane Greene, 46, of Lake Placid, was charged with violation of probation reference grand theft. Christopher John Knight, 45, of Avon Park, was charged with contempt of court reference child support. Ronda Margaret Krakowski, 45, of Sebring, was charged with fraudimperson use/possession of identification of another person. Daniel Charles Kuhn, 23, of Sebring, was charged with possessino of marijuana and possession and or use of drug equipment. Timothy Alan Peacock, 50, of Sebring, was charged with two counts of failure to appear reference petit retail theft and trespass after warning. Joel Wayne Ralston, 31, of Sebring, was charged with violation of probation reference petit theft. Willie Lee Randolph, 50, of Orlando, was charged with withhold support of children or spouse. Pamela Denise Rewis, 48, of Avon Park, was charged with second degree murder. Brent Michael Rice, 23, of Sebring, was charged with resisting an officer without violence and disorderly conduct. Taichalee Rodriguez, 27, of Sebring, was charged with resisting an officer without violence and battery on an officer, firefighter, EMT, etc. POLICEBLOTTER RELEASE THE POUNDS …ONLY 20 DAYS LEFT! CALL TODAY (863) 471-2500 LOSE YOURWEIGHT FORTHE LAST TIME! 13 Ryant Blvd., SebringCorner of 27 & Ryant Blvd.Pre-Grand Opening Fees End December 31, 2010Save 66% on Enrollment NOW! 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By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comSEBRING Residents at Highlands Village, an assisted living center in Sebring, were treated to a special touch of Christmas on Friday. More than two dozen home-schooled children gathered to sing and hand out stuffed stockings and personal Christmas trees. They also decorated a large tree in the facility's living room Sarah Dumas, an organizer of the event, and her fellow parents all belong to the Christian Home Educators Fellowship of Florida. The fellowship is one way parents can organize group activities for their children. Dumas said helping others is important to all the families. The children got together to decorate trees and stuff stockings. They made the angels topping the trees. Some of the children had been disappointed they didn't get to keep the stockings and trees they decorated, according to Shelly Glisson, one of the mothers. "Now they understand. It was important for them to see where their gifts went," she said. Resident Joyce Krantz said, "They did a good job on the trees and an excellent job of singing." Krantz held her small tree out to look at it closer."It'll go just right in my room. I'll cherish this a long time," she said. Treva Donald, another resident, sported a bright red shirt decorated with an equally colorful Santa Claus. "I've had this shirt in a closet for a long time," she said. "Today I had a reason to pull it out and put it on." All of the children were polite; many were shy, but willing to reached out to their elders. When young Faith Patillo was asked what she liked most about helping she blushed, smiled and ducked her head. Catherine Mitto, who works at Highlands Village, was pleased. "This is the biggest turn out we've had," she said, referring to the residents who left their rooms to join in the fun. "They had a nice time. I can say that." Children learn the real meaning of Christmas giving By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comSEBRING Rather than restricting itself to residential facade grants, the Sebring Community Redevelopment Agency wants to help increase business downtown too. In that effort several programs are being rolled out, some to attract shoppers, others to attract businesses. For example, the Buy Downtown Sebring campaign began Dec. 1. Casey Wohl, marketing consultant for the CRA, explained the initiative. Merchants sign on to participate, giving discounts to those customers who present a Buy Downtown Sebring card when shopping. The card is free and can be found at participating merchants, the CRAoffice at city hall, the chamber of commerce, or downloaded from www.BuyDowntownSebring. com. Participating businesses have a special sticker displayed that announces their participation. The idea is not new, said Wohl, who saw a similar program work successfully in Orlando. Even so, she was shocked to discover she ran out of pamphlets within days. "I knew it would be good," Wohl said, "but it's better than I expected. Twenty-five merchants had signed on before December and four others have signed on in the last week." There are many benefits to shopping locally, she added. Some benefits are minor, like not having to deal with U. S. 27 traffic, and some are major. For example, Wohl said studies have shown for every $100 spent in a chain store only $13 stays in the local community; but, for every $100 spent at a locally owned store, $45 remains in the community. The CRAhas also invested in the Historic Circle streetscape. For example, it contributed more than $38,000 in August of th is year to fund uniform cros swalks throughout the dow ntown area. Gene Brenner, chairman of the CRAadvisory board an d owner of Brenner Pottery & Craft Gallery on the Circl e, said that the CRAhas pa id for many of the antique ligh ts on downtown streets. T he CRAalso pays the electr ic bill for the lights it installe d. "We have a very good co re group that really cares abo ut downtown and wants to ma ke it a destination place ," Brenner said. He envisions new bus inesses, like small bistros an d specialty shops, bein g attracted to the renovat ed area and opening up aroun d the Circle. This is why the CRAh as just approved a new progra m of commercial grants call ed Downtown Advantage. T he goal is to help start-up bus inesses, businesses that a re expanding, and landlords. The money would he lp defray the cost of permane nt upgrades to commerci al space say taking out a ut ility sink and installing som ething more finished, or pu tting in track lightin g. Upgrades must remain wi th the building. The CRAwill fund up to 50 percent of the total proje ct cost, not to exceed $5,00 0, however, both the tenant an d the landlord must also co ntribute. Pete Pollard, the CRA 's executive director, gave an example of how it will wor k. Say someone wants to open a new business in rent ed space, he said, and the ren ovations cost $2,000. The ne w business would put in $1,00 0, the CRAwould reimbur se $1,000, and the landlo rd would provide $1,000 in t he form of reduced rent over a period of up to 24 month s. That is because the tena nt must enter into a two-ye ar lease with the landlord. Call the CRAoffice, in City Hall at 368 S. Commerce Ave., for mo re information. Sebring's CRA committed to action Nature's coming attraction: Geminid meteor shower

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In the lust to override lamed uck Gov. Charlie Crist's v etoes on a handful of bills, t he overwhelmingly R epublican Legislature p assed a law that requires legi slative approval for any new g overnment rules that cost m ore than $1 million over five y ears. The law was touted as a m easure to help stop the gove rnment from imposing e xcessive restrictions on busin ess. All well and good. But it t urns out the measure had a nasty side effect: It also halted the imposition of new regulations on the state's pill mills, which help feed an illegal pill pipeline. How embarrassing. And predictable. Pill mills cause real suffering for addicts and their families, but lawmakers were more interested in the politics of punishing Crist for leaving the Republican Party than they were on studying what's good for the state and its residents. They ignored warning bells and rushed to pass a new law without understanding its implications. Two years ago, lawmakers vowed to get serious about regulating pill mills after a Miami Herald series of articles spotlighted South Florida as the pill-mill capital of the U.S. Doctors at these pain clinics, many in Broward County, served dual roles as pain and addiction specialists. The black market for painkillers in Florida flourished, spawning an epidemic of overdose deaths in Kentucky, Ohio, West Virginia, Tennessee and other states. The new regulations, which were set to kick in Nov. 28, would have helped to curb some aspects of the abuse, specifying basic standards for pain clinics and surprise inspections each year, among other provisions. Victims of the pain pill business counted the legislation a victory. And then lawmakers got the bright idea to override Crist's veto of the rule-making bill. ... Re-imposing the regulations may be delayed until the 2011 legislative session in the spring. The state Board of Medicine will discuss the regulations at its December meeting in Orlando. For now, until lawmakers fix this unintended consequence of their own haste, the pill pushers win. An editorial from the Mimai Herald. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, December 12, 2010Page 3A 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 In rush to punish Crist, pill pushers win L awmakers don't usually side with pill traffickers. But that's what the Florida Legislature unwittingly did d uring its brief, vengeance-fueled N ovember special session. One of the things I look forward to during this time of year are the new movies that come out. There's often at least a couple of them that Don and I look forward to enjoying. For example, this year we both wanted to see "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1." We have managed to watch it twice over the past few weeks it's the kind of film worth more than one look. The experience is different for the two of us. I have read the entire Harry Potter series, multiple times. Don hasn't read one of the books. This means that sometimes he doesn't understand my occasional bouts of frustration with the films. It also means that sometimes I have to explain things to him because the films don't always make certain things clear. Harry Potter was just one of the films we've been looking forward to. And despite the fact we possess a number of DVDs and have a Netflix account, we still enjoy the experience of going out to the movies, sitting together in a darkened theater and watching it all spin out on the big screen. Of course, there are different rules for watching movies in a theater and viewing them at home. For example, you aren't supposed to talk in the movie theater, whereas you can get away with it at home unless someone in the room pitches a fit. And then you can pitch them out of the room and go on with your conversation. While you can eat at the movies you often have a better pick of food at home. Plus, when you're watching a movie at home you can pause it while you fix your snack, use the restroom, or answer the phone you don't have to turn off at home. One thing I don't go to the movies for is a nap. I'm not paying $8 to nod off in a seat that's guaranteed to put a crick in my neck if I nod off. And I'm sure most othe r moviegoers are like me. Director Sondra Lowell hopes I'm wrong about this She has actually made two films with the aim of gettin g people to snooze. She's eve n created a name for the genr e: "film sleepy." Why would someone wan t to make these kinds of films? Lowell says she didn't start out with the goal o f making boring movies, it just happened. "I've always wanted to make a movie but found I was good at putting people to sleep," she said. It took her a while to figure out th at she might be creating a whole new genre. She credits Andy Warhol 's film "Sleep" as a big influence on her. "Sleep," filme d in the 1960s, shows a perso n sleeping for eight hours. I am not kidding. The article I read for this story included a clip from one of Lowell's films. I watched it twice and admit to feeling a little tired, but that may be due to the fact it's horribly early in the morning. Lowell hopes others will take a shot at the genre, though she understands it's a hard sell. For now, if you want to experience film sleepy you will have to check out her two flicks: "WebcamMurder.com" and "Sublime Crime: A Subliminal Mystery." They are both available on Amazon.com. Me, I want my films to keep me awake, interested and entertained. Which reminds me, "The Voyage o f the Dawn Treader" comes out this weekend. Look for Don and me in the theater. Just don't talk to us until th e film's over. Laura Ware is a Sebring re sident. She can be contacted by e-mail at bookwormlady @ embarqmail.com Movies should keep you awake Laura's Look Laura Ware 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 of 400 words We have to make room for everybody. Letters of loca l concern take priority. Send your letter to 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL 33870; drop it off at the same address; fax 385-1954; o r e-mail editor@newssun.com. To make sure the editorial pages aren't dominated b y the same writers, letters are limited to two per month and a guest column can be submitted once every three months. Opinions expressed in letters or columns are solely the opinion of that author and not necessarily the opinion o f the staff or editors of the News-Sun. All items will run on a first-come basis as space per mits, although more timely ones could be moved up. We believe your viewpoints are just as important as any community leader or government official, so conside r this a personal invitation to get your two cents in. The News-Sunhas a long history of encouraging pub lic discussion through letters, guest columns, and Reader's Response questionnaires. Providing this forum for our readers is a pleasure, no t an obligation. It's time to rethink the Senate E ditor: Time we took a hard, impassioned l ook at the United States Senate witho ut the usual lament that the system is b roken. The seeds of its dysfunction w ere planted a long time ago, 1789 to b e exact. When 13 sovereign colonies decided t hat the Articles of Confederation was l ittle more than a mutual defense treaty, t oo much emphasis was lavished on t rying to preserve the continuing myth t hat the several states could really be t reated as sovereign. None of the later s tates had even a colorable claim to s overeignty at the time of their admiss ion. They were merely a portion of t erritory cut out of lands, acquired from F rance by purchase and Mexico by c onquest. We created a Senate for the states" treating them of equal import ance (lest the feelings of the smaller o nes would be offended and opt out of r atification.) The House was to repres ent the people. Originally we provided f or the election of Senators by the L egislatures of the several states, until a century of abuse and corruption led to t he adoption of the 17th amendment a nd the direct election of Senators. N ow we live with the tyranny of the m inority. Senators enamored of their own, rule m aking power, bestowed upon thems elves all manner of extraordinary powe rs, far beyond those originally cont emplated now serveas tools to frust rate the will of the people and the P resident. Filibuster, super majority v otes on ordinary legislation, the power o f one Senator to hold up consideration o r voting on a bill, secretly and without g iving, any reason, all of those self-crea ted devices to inhibit and frustrate the p owers of the House and the Executive i n the performance of their constitutional duties. Yet they complain, that the system is broken. Reconsider why we have a Senate at all? Perhaps it should be stripped of any but symbolic functions, similar to the British House of Lords. Under our current system, seven states, with a population so small that they are only entitled to one seat in the House of Representatives, still have 14 U.S. Senators, equal in power and authority to Senators from states whose populations number in the millions. It was foreseen that whatever compromises were necessary to bring the Constitution into effect, it was a flawed solution and would need readjustment and change. The fact that we have already amended 27 times is ample proof of the imperfections of the system and the fact that it is time to rethink the Senate, reshape its function and restrict its abusive powers. Randy Ludacer Lake PlacidSeveral help with Youth Ranch Turkey ShootEditor: The Highlands County Sheriff's Office would like to thank everyone involved with the first annual Turkey Shoot, which benefited the Florida Sheriff's Youth Ranch. With the community's help, we were able to raise more than $4,000, which will directly assist the children living at the Florida Sheriff's Youth Ranch. Special thanks to our sponsors: AllBrite Professional Carpet Cleaning, Auto Options, Badcock Home Furnishing and More, Bagwell Lumber Co., Baker Septic Installations, Big "T" Tire, Bill Jarrett Ford-Mercury, Buckeye Automotive, C&C Plumbing, Coca-Cola Company, Commercial Communications, Glades Electric Cooperative Inc., Happiness Farms, Highlands Today, Jim's PistolArrow, Lake Placid Marine, Laye's Tire Service, Long's Air Conditioning, Marmer Construction and Development, the News-Sun, Northside Vision, Outdoor Network LLC, Positive Medical Transport, SpringLake Lawn Service, SunTrust Bank, Sweetbay Supermarket, The Blueberry Patch and WWOJ. Capt. Paul Blackman Highlands County Sheriff's OfficeTanglewood Actors Guild appreciates all the helpEditor: The Tanglewood Actors Guild appreciates the continued support of the News-Sun in letting the people of Highlands County know about our theatrical productions.. Thanks for publishing not one or two but three articles about our Dec. 8, 9 &10 production of "Lone Star" and "Laundry & Bourbon." Aspecial thank you goes out to all of the actors and to the many volunteers who worked behind the scenes to make the shows a success. We would also like to extend thanks to our sponsor, Edward Jones/Alan J. Holmes and all of our program advertisers: Paragon Lawn Care, Newsom Eye, Goin'Postal, Florida Hospital, Heartland National Bank, Alligator Pack & Ship, Alan Jay Automotive Network, CFRARoofing, Eye Specialists, Stewart's Mobile Village Inc., Hayes Automotive, Lakeside RV, Ray's Pressure Washing, Christine's Golf Carts, Wauchula State Bank, Digital Hearing Aid, Wells Insurance, Photography by Jerry, Dr. Albert Ruiz, Safekill, Willie Watch, Creative Crafts by Design, Visions Koin Korner and OnTop Concrete Coatings. Neil Simpson, Chair Tanglewood Actors Guild Bouquets

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The investigation, initiated by a complaint from the public, showed that Benton failed to notify an agency supervisor when she discovered that her Chevrolet Tahoe was damaged in July of 2009. "I have no idea about how the damage happened. It was brought to my attention by one of the officers, and I just followed procedure and went to get it repaired," Benton said on Friday. Benton stated that another on-duty officer asked her how she got a dent in her lift-gate one morning. She said "what damage?" and went outside to discover that someone had either hit the Tahoe, or possibly kicked it at some point, causing minor damage to the back door of the vehicle. The incident was investigated by Internal Affairs officer Lt. Kenny Johnson and according to Johnson's report, "It was determined that no on-duty supervisor was notified in order to document the damage to a Highlands County Sheriff's Office vehicle. Therefore, no independent report was generated documenting the damage. Based on these events it has been determined this is a violation of Highlands County Sheriff 's Office general Ord er 2216.00 IX(A)." "When Lt. Kenn y Johnson approached m e about the complaint, I agreed that we needed to look into this. I know I don't have an immedia te supervisor, but the gener al order could be read that an y supervisor would ha ve worked. I know that the c itizens are my immedia te supervisor, since I a m elected, and therefore ju st took the vehicle to our sho p to be looked at. It is a gr ay area, and could be inte rpreted either way, but I agree with his findings ," Benton said abo ut Johnson's report. Abureau inves tigation is used wh en the incident is n ot considered to p ut an officer's righ ts in jeopardy, an d usually the en d result is just cou nseling, and that was wh at the sheriff put herse lf through. "Sheriff Benton receiv ed coaching and counselin g and this Bure au Investigation will be doc umented in the Highlan ds County Sheriff's Offi ce Administrativ e Investigation Manageme nt system," Johnson wrote. "We have to police ou rselves, or we have no cre dibility. If we are not read y to police ourselves, then w e should go out of business ," Benton added about t he incident. The damage w as assessed at $762.85, an d the repairs were done at Alan Jay Chevrole tCadillac Inc. in Sebring. Policy complaint about sheriff sustained Benton The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN By SAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comLAKE PLACID For the n inth year, Santa makes a s top in Lake Placid to visit l ittle girls and boys and s pread Christmas cheer. The S anta in the Park event took p lace Saturday morning at S tuart Park. Children lined up to sit on S anta's lap and spend the day w ith their families. The line f or Santa was filled with i nfants, toddlers and even a f ew adults looking to tell St. N ick their holiday wishes. The Lake Placid Chamber o f Commerce co-sponsors t he event headed by Sherri A nn Hudson. "It's a great e vent," said Eileen May, LP C hamber of Commerce presid ent. The event is in its ninth y ear and there are a couple of e lves that have been there f rom the very beginning. K aren Forsyth and Lynn W udtke were dressed head to toe in green and red and handed out bags of goodies for each of the children who saw Santa. Forsyth and Wudtke have been Santa's helpers since the event started and see no reason for letting their positions go. "It's so enjoyable; we love spending the day seeing the kids and helping out," Forsyth said. Families enjoyed fresh baked cookies and juice after visiting Mr. Claus, and children dug through their goodie bags looking for something to play with. "All of the bags are donated. They have cute little things in them: a stuffed animal, puzzles, toothbrush and a lot of other things. The kids enjoy it," Wudtke said. The event preceded Lake Placid's Christmas parade, which took place Saturday night. Families were loaded with fun and Christmas cheer the entire day. Families enjoy Santa in the Park festivities News-Sun photos by KATARASIMMONS Keelin Maloy, 3, shows Santa her Christmas-themed ring Saturday in Lake Placid. A vendor selling hand-made dolls catches the attention of Alexandria Dryden, 5, of Naples, on Saturday during the Santa in the Park event in Lake Placid. Cousins Ella Updike, 1, 2-month-old Owen Visina and Robert Weems, 4, visit with Santa on Saturday morning during the Santa in the Park event in Lake Placid.

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W ild Turkey has toy drive, dart tournamentAVON PARK The p ublic is encouraged to a ttend the "Wild Turkey T oy Drive and Jewelry P arty," featuring Silpada D esigns Jewelry from 11:30 a .m. to 3:30 p.m. today. E njoy a fun afternoon out s upporting the kids, enjoyi ng friends, food and jewelr y. Aportion of the proceeds f rom the jewelry sales will b e donated to the Wild T urkey Toy Drive. The annual Stover Cup T oy Drive Dart Tournament b egins with sign-up at noon t oday. The auction is at 1 p .m. Cost is $10 and a new t oy or a $20 entry fee. F ormat: Double elimination 601, cricket. Open to the p ublic. Food and drink specials f or darters. A50/50 raffle a nd bucket raffles will be a vailable. All proceeds to benefit H ighlands County children. For additional informat ion, call 452-5284 or 3811 001.Gem and Mineral Club plans celebrationSEBRING Tuesday is t he date for the Highlands G em and Mineral Club's C hristmas celebration. Be at t he Church of Christ, 3800 S ebring Parkway, at the rear f ellowship hall at 6 p.m. for a n evening of food, fellows hip and fun. Bring a rockor gemr elated wrapped gift item f or the gift exchange. There w ill be games and prizes a nd seasonal music. The birthstone for D ecember is turquoise. For i nformation call 453-7054. V olunteers needed at resale storesRidge Area Arc Resale S tores are bustling with a ctivity this winter. Sales a re strong and thankfully d onations have been abund ant. What's missing are t he extra hands it takes to a ccept the donations, as w ell as sort, price, stock s helves, check electrical a ppliances, run the cash r egister, and other tasks. Proceeds from the sale of t he donated goods go t owards the operation of p rograms and services prov ided by the Arc for child ren and adults with develo pmental and other disabilit ies. The Arc provides servi ces in Highlands, Hardee a nd Polk counties. If you have a few hours t o spare, please stop by e ither of Arc's Resale S tores. They are at 899 W. M ain St., Avon Park and at 1 010 S. 6th Ave., Wauchula. V olunteer applications are a lso available at the Arc's a dministration building at 1 20 W. College Drive, Avon P ark. Call 452-1295, ext. 1 10 for more information.Homeowners group meets MondaySEBRING The H ighlands County H omeowners Association w ill meet at 9 a.m. Monday a t the Sebring Country E states Clubhouse, 3240 G rand Prix Ave. Free coffee and donuts a re provided. Michelle Phillips, tourism c oordinator for Florida's F reshwater Frontier, will p resent an overview of C entral Florida's natureb ased tourism and recrea tional opportunities. Casey W ohl, marketing consultant f or the Sebring Community R edevelopment Agency, w ill present a PowerPoint p resentation regarding d owntown Sebring and the n ew incentive programs for b usinesses and consumers. J oe Campbell, Supervisor of E lections, will review the l ast election cycle and give a n update on their new offices. Call 273-5182 for any additional information needed.Bridge Club sets up class scheduleSEBRING The Sebring Bridge Club Class schedule is as follows: Beginning Bridge Thursday, Jan. 13, 9 a.m. Gene Churchill, teacher, 699-0301. Declarer Play Tuesday, Jan. 18, 9 a.m. Vern Wright, teacher, 3822872. Defense Monday, Jan. 13, 9:30 a.m. Caroline Duncan, teacher, 471-6508. 2/1 System Friday, Jan. 7, 9 a.m. Marilyn Groezinger, teacher, 4710145. Call teacher for reservations or Marilyn Groezinger for further information.Eagles Aerie plans partySEBRING Sebring Eagles Aerie 4240 will host the monthly birthday party, potluck dinner and karaoke party from 4-7 p.m. today. Members and their qualified guests are asked to bring a dish to share for dinner. Jewels in the Night Entertainment will provide the karaoke. For further information, call the Aerie at 655-4007.Leisure Lakes Boat Parade is todayLAKE PLACID Boats will meet at noon today by the bridge coming in from Lake June. Call 840-0270 for further details and to register an entry. The same day the homeowners association will hold a holiday dinner at the Lake Placid Elks; cost is $12. There will be a social hour at 4 p.m. with dinner and dancing following at 5 p.m. Call 465-7297 for tickets and further information.Caladium Co-op plans breakfastLAKE PLACID The Caladium Arts and Crafts Cooperative will hold an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast on the second Sunday of each month at the Caladium Co-Op. The next breakfast will be today. The breakfast consists of all-you-can-eat pancakes served with two sausage patties, orange juice and coffee or tea. With breakfast, extra sausages are available for $1 as well as a veggie egg casserole for $1.50. Breakfast is served from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., and the donation is $5 for adults and $3 for children under 12. The Co-Op is at 132 E. Interlake Blvd. Call 6995940 or visit the Web site at www.caladiumarts.org for more information.Events planned for posts, lodgesAVON PARK The Combat Veterans Memorial VFWPost 9853 will have the NFLBig Ticket on the screen with kick off at 1 p.m. today. Karaoke by Peg and Perry will be from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday. Schedules are subject to change; call for details. For more information, call 452-9853. The Highlands County Moose Lodge will host music by Shirley and Gary at 3 p.m. today. For more information, call 452-0579. LAKE PLACID The Lake Placid Moose 2374 will have a legion meeting at 6 p.m. Monday. For more information, call 465-0131.Woman's Club hosts Christmas TeaSEBRING The GFWC Woman's Club of Sebring, 4260 Lakeview Drive, will hold its annual Christmas Tea at noon Monday. Members are asked to bring finger foods: tea sandwiches, veggie trays, bars, cookies, etc. Musical entertainment will be provided by the Heartland Community Chorus. Five new members will be initiated at the meeting; they are part of the 23 new members who have joined the club this term. Each new member will receive a tea cup as a memento of the occasion. Attendees, please bring an unwrapped new toy for an underprivileged child, age 10 and under. For membership information, call 385-7268.Marlins bring Christmas to TanglewoodSEBRING Tanglewood will host the Marlins Christmas Show today. Tickets are $10. Shows are at 7 p.m., with doors open at 6:15 p.m. Snack bar opens at 6:15 p.m. For any questions, call 402-0763.Parkinson group meets MondaySEBRING Highlands County Parkinson Disease Support Group will host its annual Christmas luncheon at noon Monday at Sebring First Baptist Church. There is no charge for the meal, but reservations must be made. Entertainment will be The Five Sisters Choral group, followed by an informative talk by neurologist Bridglal Ramkisssoon, M.D., of Neurology Associates of Sebring.Lunch Bunch meets MondaySEBRING Fairmount Mobile Estates Lunch Bunch will meet at 11 a.m. Monday at Homer's Smorgasbord. The hosts will be Candice and Terry Engle, with co-host Candy Heller. Everyone is welcome.Placid Lakes owners meet MondayLAKE PLACID Placid Lakes Home and Property Owners Association Inc. will hold its general membership meeting from 7-9 p.m. Monday at Town Hall on Placid Lakes Boulevard. The annual Christmas party is from 5-6:30 p.m. Important agenda items will include discussions of benches along Placid Lakes Boulevard, tree trimming along Placid Lakes Boulevard, new mowing and flower bed contracts, office manager, extending the concrete sidewalk along Placid Lakes Boulevard, and Lake August and canals in Placid Lakes. Persons living in the Placid Lakes Subdivision are welcome to attend. Only members who have paid their dues may vote. The agenda will be posted on the association's Web site at www.placidlakeson line.com For more information contact Sam W. Bliss, president, at 465-5291 or email william b41@embarqmail.comRecreation Club plans activitiesSEBRING The Sebring Recreation Club, 333 Pomegranate Ave., will host the following events this week: Monday Ladies Social Club 1 p.m. Shuffleboard Scrambles 1:15 p.m. Tuesday Bridge 12:30 p.m. Ping pong 3 p.m. Friday Bridge 12:30 p.m. Mini-shuffleboard tournament 1:15 p.m. Saturday Ice Cream Shuffleboard 1:15 p.m. Ping pong 3 p.m.CRA hosts holiday mixerSEBRING The Community Redevelopment Agency will host its "What's Up Downtown?" Holiday Mixer from 5:307:30 p.m. Tuesday at Majestic Cove (2351 Lakeview Drive). The event will provide an opportunity for anyone with an interest in Downtown Sebring to share ideas and information, as well as take a tour of Majestic Cove. Refreshments will be served.DSAC meets MondaySEBRING The Highlands County District School Advisory Council will meet from 6-7:30 p.m. Monday in the Garland Boggus Board Room at the School Board of Highlands County, 426 School St. The primary agenda item for this meeting is Advanced Placement courses, International Baccalaureate Program and Florida Virtual School. If you are a person with a disability who requires reasonable accommodations in order to attend a District School Advisory Council meeting, call 471-5608.Ridge Coin Club meets WednesdaySEBRING The Ridge Coin Club will hold its next meeting at 5 p.m. Wednesday at the public library. Adoor prize will be awarded and a raffle held. Admission is always free and all persons interested in coins and currency are invited to attend. Page 6ANews-SunSunday, December 12, 2010www.newssun.com At the Florida National Cemetary at Bushnell, FL, South Florida National Cemetary at Lake Worth, FL or Sarasota National Cemetary at Sarasota, FL Pr oud to Serve Sebring, Lake Placid & Avon Park Proud to Serve Sebring, Lake Placid & Avon Park COMMUNITYBRIEFS Edward BatemanA. Edward Bateman, 74, of Sebring died Dec. 8, 2010. Born in Gholson, Miss., he moved to Sebring in 1954. He founded Bateman and Sons Construction Company, and was a member of First Assembly of God. He is survived by his loving wife, Frances; sons, Mark, Eddie, Eugene, Jerry, James and Michael; sisters, Barbara Rahrig and Anita Conners; 23 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Amemorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at First Assembly of God. Memorial contributions may be made to First Assembly of God, 4301 Kenilworth Blvd, Sebring, FL33870. Condolences may be expressed at www.morrisfu neralchapel.com Morris Funeral Chapel, Sebring, is in charge of arrangements. Earl DannenbergEarl J. Dannenberg, 81, of Sebring died Dec. 9, 2010. Born in Holland, Mich., he was pastor of the First Baptist Church of Holland, Mich., and taught at Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary of Ankeny, Iowa. He was a member of Baptist MidMission, the Independent Baptist and Marantha Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Shirley A.; daughters, Carol J. Carew and Robin G. Bullis; sons John C. Dannenberg and Michael E. Dannenberg; 10 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Amemorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Marantha Baptist Church with Pastor Gerry Weber officiating. The family will greet friends at 10:30 a.m. until service time. Burial will be in Bentheim Cemetery in Bentheim, Mich. In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made in his memory to Chair of World Missions at Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary, 1900 NW4th St., Ankeny, Iowa 50021. Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home, Sebring, is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be expressed at www.stephen sonnelsonfh.com .Barbara McCormackBarbara McCormack, 84, of Sebring, died Nov. 27, 2010. Born in Scranton, Pa., she moved to Sebring in 1999. She worked for several years as a secretary for banks and land ma nagement companies in t he Scranton area. She is survived by her lo ving husband of 44 year s, Donald, and a sister, Marjor ie of Rosemont, Pa. She is pr edeceased of by her son an d daughter, David and Carol. Amemorial mass will be held for her at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in Avon Park at 10 a.m Tuesday. She moved to Florida to enjoy the sunshi ne and play golf year roun d. Donations may be made to the church of your choice or Hope Hospice in her lovin g memory.Sharon VornholtSharon L. Vornholt, 67, of Sebring died Dec. 9, 201 0. Born in Indianapolis, s he moved to Sebring in 200 6. She taught school in Indian a, Wisconsin and Florid a. Throughout her lifetim e, Sharon served the Lord in various Christian ministries She is survived by h er devoted husband, Jerry H ., and a sister, Carol Conner. Visitation will be at 1:3 0 p.m. Monday at Maranat ha Baptist Church, Sebring, fo llowed by a funeral service at 2:30 p.m. Memorials a re requested to Americ an Cancer Society. Envelop es will be available at the ser vice. Condolences may be expressed at www.morris fu neralchapel.com Morr is Funeral Chapel, Sebring, w as in charge of arrangements.Nathaniel WashingtonNathaniel Washington, 6 6, of Avon Park died Dec. 6, 2010. Born in Orangebur g, S.C., he moved to Avon Pa rk 50 years ago. He w as employed in the citrus indu stry and was of the Apostal ic faith. He is survived by his com panion of 34 years, Cynth ia J. Witter; sons, James Tyle r, Garrett Hampton an d Cornelius Washingto n; daughters, Sharetta Pelze r, Nicole Hampton, Jacueli ne Tyler and Essie Washingto n; stepchildren, Matthe w Pinckney, Tryone Hampto n, Larry Hampton, Ter ry Hampton Jr., Frederi ck Pinckney, Corey Hampto n and Lisa Jackson; brother s, Charles Wahington, Herbe rt Washington and Berna rd Washington; 39 grandch ildren and nine great-gran dchildren. Afuneral service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, De c. 11 at the church. Internme nt will be in Lakevie w Memorial Gardens, Avo n Park. Swann's Mortuar y, Sebring, is in charge of arrangements. OBITUARIES McCormack The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN

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t hat have stopped by to see t he light and music s equence. Becky tells of a little girl w ho was given the option of g oing to Disney World to s ee the lights, but instead, s he opted to see the Jordans d isplay. Jean tells of a w oman who came several d ifferent nights and asked h ow Rob was able to change t he display from night to n ight. "She saw something d ifferent each time she c ame and thought he was c hanging it up," she said. The display takes four w eekends, including a t hree-day weekend, to set up a nd it normally takes Rob, h is wife Becky, their two s ons and one of their f riends, as well as James a nd Jean Jordan to get the d isplay ready to show. Rob designed the hardw are used for his wireless d isplay. The display is run f rom an electrical circuit. T here are no data cables r unning through the yard as in many similar displays. All of the hardware is available through his Web site at www.diylightanimation.com. Non-commercial and non-profit users order from the site and build their own shows all over the world. Rob said one of his customers raised $20,000 for St. Jude's Children's Hospital by using his hardware to build a light display. The lights are set to five different songs of an eclectic mix, "so everyone has something to listen to," Rob said. When you pull up to watch the show, set your radio on 96.3 FM and enjoy. The shows are at 7:30, 8 and 8:30 p.m. nightly until Jan. 1. This year the Jordan family is asking those who stop by to bring some canned food to be given to the Church Service Center's food pantry. "The last two years have been difficult on everyone," Rob said. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, December 12, 2010Page 7A ROOFING SPECIALIST SERVING HIGHLANDS COUNTY SINCE 1989 Shingles Flat Roofs Roof Repairs Mobile Home Roofovers -FULLYLICENSED & INSURED385-4690State Lic # RC 0066817 QUALITY WORK AT A REASONABLE PRICE FREEESTIMATES Newborns € Children € AdolescentsOFFICE HOURS: Rajeswari Sonni, M.D., F.A.A.P. Praveen Krishnadas, M.D., F.A.A.P. Anoop Palta, M.D., F.A.A.P. Vishakha Nakhate, M.D., F.A.A.P. David Kleczek, P.A.C. Amy Grimes, P.A.C. Mercy L. Seralde, M.D. Maria C. Perez, M.D. Maria B. Asis, M.D., F.A.A.P. 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One of the first things H oldych learned was to t ake off his shoes when he s lept turning them u pside down to keep them f rom filling with water a nd putting on the fresh s ocks every day. "You never took your c lothes off," Holdych said. I think I took two showers i n all the time I was (on the f ront lines)." The food was terrible, he s aid. K-rations came in c ans that looked like hocke y pucks. "We had pork and s crambled eggs for breakf ast. They were greasy and n o one liked that," he said. We'd have a wedge of c heese for lunch and a can o f Spam of dinner. Not a g ourmet meal." One day in November of 1 944, Holdych was working n ear a creek about 25 yards w ide. An American tank c ame rumbling along the r oad. Without warning, without e ven hearing it, a German a rtillery shell landed about e ight feet from him on the r oad. It shattered the pavem ent, sending asphalt and m etal shrapnel everywhere. Holdych was wounded in h is leg and wrist, but, ironic ally, saved from death by a G erman invention. Rifle cleaning kits dist ributed by the U. S. Army a t that time featured a m etal rod to ram down the barrel. The Germans, on the other hand, used a kit that used a length of string and a rag to clean the barrel. The German method was quicker and worked better. So, Holdych having liberated a German kit along the way used it instead of the standard issue. The German kit came in a flat tin can, which Holdych had tucked in a jacket pocket. When he was showered by the shrapnel, the tin can absorbed chunks of what would otherwise have hit his heart and killed him. He was sent to Oxford University, which had been turned into a hospital for those wounded during DDay. After recovering, Holdych returned to the field and was part of Patton's push through the Ruhr Valley industrial towns. "I was just glad to be back with (my friends)," Holdych said. He participated in the taking of Metz, a French city heavily fortified by the Germans. It took two weeks of constant attack to subdue the enemy. Following the German surrender, Holdych was furloughed back to the States and retained for possible service in Japan. The Japanese surrendered before he was re-deployed, although he had to wear his uniform, couldn't seek civilian employment and wasn't discharged until months later. Among 14 awards, Holdych received a Bronze Star, a Purple Heart and the combat action badge. His career after the war took interesting twists and turns. He married and had two children. Agood athlete, he was a catcher and outfielder for the Cleveland Indian farm system. He knew men like Phil Neikro, Bob Feller, Lou Boudreau, Tug McGraw and Stanley Hack who Holdych says should be in the Hall of Fame with a lifetime batting average of .301. In the 1940s and '50s, baseball players were paid tiny fractions of the amounts they are paid now. It was one reason why, when Carl Erskine urged him to leave baseball and go into banking, he did. After a distinguished career, Holdych retired at 55. He has kept busy with community work and hobbies, like model railroading. One of his most powerful life memories, however, comes from the war. He was in the field, waiting out the night, when he managed to tune in a live broadcast of a 1944 World Series game the St. Louis Cardinals versus the St. Louis Browns. It was 2 p.m. in St. Louis, 8 p.m. in France. Holdych wrapped his radio in his fatigue jacket with the volume very low Germans were close by and listened to the game, cheering under his breath. Continued from page 1A News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Russell Holdych remembers his baseball years fondly Thursday at his home in Sebring. Sebring veteran spent WWII crawling near enemy lines and Gause. Rewis is alleged to have gone into the back bedroom, taken the Ruger from a night stand, and returned to the living room brandishing the weapon. Gause, on seeing the weapon, is reported to have lunged at Rewis in an effort to wrestle the gun from her. At that point Rewis is said to have pulled the trigger, firing one shot. The bullet severed Gause's iliac artery, located in the pelvic area, and she bled to death. Continued from page 1A Rewis charged in Gause's death LIMITED SPACE … CALLTODAY! 5 DAYS a week$ 30 Get In Shape Learn Self Defense Improve Self Esteem Make Better Grades MARTIAL ARTS AMERICA471-2467 Best After School Program in SebringFREEPICKUP from: Kindergarten Learning Center, Cracker Trail, Sun-N-Lakes, Woodlawn, Fred Wild, Memorial, Hill Gustat, Sebring Middle/High Located on Kenilworth Sebring*Some Restrictions Apply Life Care, Not Day Care Light display created by Avon Park man brings holiday cheer Continued from page 1A Get the paper delivered to you! 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Page 8ANews-SunSunday, December 12, 2010www.newssun.com If youre injured or facing surgery, we provide personalized physical therapy care to help you recover quickly and safely. From hands-on therapy to pain management techniques and therapeutic exercise, our expert team will put their extensive training and experience to work for you. Call us today to schedule an appointment at your convenience. Most Insurance Plans Accepted 100 YMCA Ln. Sebring, Fl 33875863-382-2949 visit us on the web at www.bowyerpt.com BOWYERPHYSICAL THERAPYBOWYERPHYSICAL THERAPYBERNARDJACKSONAlso treating dizziness & balance. After I had my knee replacement surgery, the VA recommended I go to Bowyer PT for my therapy. From the minute I walked in, I felt the caring of the staff. I hold the utmost respect for my therapist, Keith. He knew my limits & was able to motivate me to make improvements despite my pain. I was able to see the gains I made after each session. I felt the whole staff was behind my recovery. After my sessions for my knee, I started on therapy for chronic back pain, upon approval from the VA Humana. I was asked where I wanted to attend therapy. There was no hesitation on my part, I chose Bowyer PT. I cannot thank Keith & his staff enough for all their help and motivation. They are truly wonderful, caring people. Keith A. Bowyer, Jr., PTBest Physical Therapist 2006 € 2007€ 2008€ 2009 € 2010License FL PT 16172 H e r d m a n n C e r t i f i e d in Vestibular RehabilitationKeith A. Bowyer, Jr., PTBest Physical Therapist 2006 € 2007€ 2008€ 2009 € 2010License FL PT 16172 H e r d m a n n C e r t i f i e d in Vestibular Rehabilitation

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If your preteen child hasn't hit you up yet f or a cell phone, you're among a rare breed i ndeed. Studies have found that roughly 70 p ercent of 11to 14-year-olds now use cell p hones. Closer to home, our 10-year-old has b een hounding my wife and me for months to g et his own phone. My initial reaction was, "no way." But u pon investigation, I see why many parents e ventually give in. Here are a few pros and c ons for giving your preteen a phone, and s ome safeguards you can take: Safety. Anyone who's ever had a flat tire o r gotten lost can attest to cell p hones'safety advantages. On the f lip side, unless you install parental c ontrols, your child could access i nappropriate content or be more vuln erable to bullying and predatory b ehavior. Expense. Cell phone use, i ncluding calls, text messaging, Web b rowsing and application downloads, c an be wildly expensive. You have t wo payment options: Prepaid plan buy minutes "paya s-you-go." Plans vary widely in t erms of fees and per-minute calling a nd text rates. Advantages: No locked-in servi ce contract; know exactly how many minutes t hey're using. Disadvantages: Parental cont rols usually don't apply; phones more expens ive than under a service contract plan. Family plan sometimes it's cheaper to add a phone to your existing plan. Some plans a llow unlimited calls/texts between friends a nd family or those using the same carrier. A dvantages: Generally cheaper if your kids m ake lots of calls/texts; most allow parental c ontrols. Disadvantages: Parental controls m ay cost extra; some plans don't allow usage c aps, so undisciplined kids may rack up large b ills; tied to service contract. Parental controls. One of the best ways t o protect your kids is to subscribe to your c arrier's parental controls plan. Plan features v ary widely, but look for these when comparis on shopping: Cost (free to $4.99 a month). Ability to cap phone minutes and text messages. Allow emergency calls, even if over monthly usage allowance. Cap and/or block entertainment downloads (costly/inappropriate ringtones, music, video, etc.) Block mature content Web sites from Internet-enabled phones. Restrict time-of-day usage (e.g., block during school hours or after bedtime). Block calls/texts from specific or unknown numbers (helps prevent stalking, bullying and inappropriate contact). Track your child's physical location (requires GPSenabled phone and typically costs $5 to $10 a month). Parental control programs generally are not available with prepaid plans. And, since no filtering tool is completely foolproof, it's important to regularly discuss safety issues with your kids. Make sure they're comfortable coming to you with any questions or details of inappropriate contact they've received. Not every child is ready for cell phone responsibilities. Set ground rules and be prepared to withhold privileges if they cross boundaries, such as not abiding school regulations, exceeding curfews or usage limits, using to bully others, repeatedly losing or damaging the phone, etc. And make sure they kick in part of their allowance to help pay. With my son, it's not a question of "if" but instead of "when." And when the time is right, he'll bear the costs of the handset and adding a line to our family plan. This, of course, will allow him to hound me remotely for the latest must-have item. Jason Alderman directs Visa's financial education programs.www.twitter.com/PracticalMoney. BUSINESS B SECTION News-Sun Sunday, December 12, 2010 SEE DEALER FOR DETAILS. EXPIRES 12-31-10 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 www.WellsMC.com RAMUS 27 between Avon Park and SebringAVONPARK&SEBRING453-6644 LAKEPLACID&OTHERCITIESTOLLFREE1-888-453-6644 2006 JEEP WRANGLER $ 18995 #X0134 SUPERNICE 2007 JEEP LIBERTY 4X4 $ 15599 #DX0122 LOWMILES 2007 BUICK LUCERNE $ 18998 #DX055A SUPERCLEAN LOADED W/TOYS NO DEALER FEES DEALER OWNED CLEARANCE NO DEALER FEESPLUS TAX, TAG, & STATE FEES. PLUS TAX TAG TITLE SATISFIES Special to the News-SunWAUCHULA Ridge Area Arc's Resa le Store in Wauchula has relocated. Agrand opening celebration will be held fro m 9-11 a.m. Tuesday. There will be refreshmen ts available and door prizes given. The store is now at 1010 S. 6th Ave. Sto re hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays. Arc store in Wauchula movesAre your kids ready to have their own cell phone? Personal Finance Jason Alderman Special to the News-SunLAKE PLACID Positive Medical Transpo rt donated $1,000 to the Florida Hospit al Heartland Medical Center Lake Plac id Operating Room Renovation as a way of than king the citizens of Lake Placid and the staff at FHHMC Lake Placid for their support and ser vice. "Positive Medical Transport is honored to support the FHHMCLPFoundation and its co ntinued effort to improve medical servic es offered in our community," said Positi ve Medical Transport PIO Rob Bullock. "The staff of Positive Medical Transpo rt strives to provide compassionate care an d exceed expectations on the level of the servic es we provide, very similar to that of Flori da Hospital; with a constantly growing communit y, it is important for us to grow together in provi ding excellent care to the people we care abo ut the most, our patients." PMT donates to Florida Hospital Courtesy pho to Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center Foundation Executive Director Jamie Bateman (from left), accepts a $1,000 check from Positive Medical Transport Public Information Officer Rob Bullock. The two are joined by FHHMC Lake Placid Registered Nurse Kaylie Lindsey and Foundation Chair Ann Pollard.

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Page 2BNews-SunSunday, December 12, 2010www.newssun.com Youve got too many dreams left undone. Too many special moments waiting to be experienced. Life is too short to let pain slow you down. Yet, for many, severe back pain and sciatica puts a halt to any enjoyment in life. Maybe you cant play golf like you used to. Or youre not able to enjoy that cruise like you should. Sciatica and back pain are NOT just a part of lifeŽ and something you have to live with. In fact, many former back pain sufferers are now pain free after using a new drugless, painless treatment. This new therapy is called non-surgical disc decompression, and it is helping to keep people from having to go under the knife. The conditions this amazing treatment has proven successful are: Herniated discs Degenerative disc disease Back pain Sciatica Facet syndromesMedical Proof This Treatment Works While non-surgical spinal decompression is a rather new treatment, theres plenty of research to back up its claims. Heres just a handful of scienti“c studiesƒ We thus submit that decompression therapy should be considered “rst, before the patient undergoes a surgical procedure which permanently alters the anatomy and function of the affected lumbar spine segment.Ž … Journal Of Neuroscience Research 86% of the 219 patients who completed the therapy reported immediate resolution of symptomsŽ … Orthopedic Technology Review vertebral axial [spinal] decompression was successful in 71% of the 778 casesŽ … Journal of Neurological Research good to excellentŽ relief in 86% patients with Herniated discsŽ … The American Journal of Pain Management decompression therapy reported a 76.5% with complete remission and 19.6% with partial remission of pain and disabilityŽ … Rio Grande Hospital, Department of Neurosurgery As you can see, spinal decompression has a high success rate with helping disc herniations and back pain. What this means for you is that in just a matter of weeks, you could be back on the golf course, enjoying your love life, or traveling again. Until December 30, 2010 you can get everything for only $7900. Its time for you to “nd out if spinal decompression will be your back pain and sciatica solution. My name is Dr. Keatley Waldron, owner Waldron Chiropractic in Sebring. I understand what it feels like to live in pain, because I see it every day. Ive seen hundreds of people with disc herniations, back problems and sciatica, who were once told surgery was the only option, leave the of“ce pain free. For 10 days only, Im running a very special offer where you can “nd out if you are a candidate for spinal decompression What does this offer include? Everything I normally do in my new patient evaluation. Youll getƒ € An in-depth consultation about your health and well-being where I will listenƒreally listenƒto the details of your case. € A complete neuromuscular examination, full set of specialized x-rays, review of your MRI, and a thorough analysis of your “ndings so we can design your plan to being pain free. € Youll get to see everything “rst hand and “nd out if this amazing treatment will be your back pain and sciatica solution, like it has been for so many other patients. And the best part about it is... No Dangerous Drugs, No Invasive Procedures, And No Painful Exercises. Spinal decompression treatments are very gentle. In fact, every once and awhile I even catch a patient sleeping during sessions. Youll simply lie on your back and then a specialized belt is gently put around your waist. Well set the machine to focus on your problem area … then the advanced computer system will do the rest. The normal price for this type of evaluation, including x-rays, is $250 so youre saving a considerable amount by taking me up on this offer. Call today and we can get you scheduled for your consultation, exam and xrays as soon as theres an opening. Our of“ce is located just off Hwy 27 in West Shore Plaza, just a few minutes from you. When you call, tell the receptionist youd like to come in for the Spinal Decompression Evaluation so she get you on the schedule and make sure you receive proper credit for this special offer. Sincerely, Keatley Waldron, D.C. P.S. What Will Your Pain Feel Like One Month From Today? One of the biggest myths about pain is that it goes away all by itself, without any treatment. A May 1998 study in the British Medical Journal proved this myth false, showing that 75% of back pain sufferers who do nothing about it will have either pain or disability 12 months later. If youve been having pain for awhile, its probably not going to get better own its own. Lifes too short to live in pain like this. Call today and soon Ill be giving you the green light to have fun again. Phone 863-414-4387Dont Let Back Pain Or Sciatica Ruin Your Life Many former back pain sufferers are now playing golf after using this natural treatment. Enjoy life again without sciatica, disc herniations, or back pain.PAID ADVERTISEMENT

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Breakfasts and lunches being served in the Highlands County School District for the upcoming week of Dec. 6-10 include: HIGH SCHOOLS Monday Breakfast Egg and Cheese Daybreaker, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, pear fruit cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, assorted milk. Lunch Penne pasta, meat sauce, garlic breadstick, burger, cheeseburger, chicken patty on bun, Mama Sofia's cheese pizza, Mama Sofia's pepperoni pizza, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwich meal, chef salad meal, baked french fries, orange glazed carrots, cheddar cheese stick, tossed salad, applesauce snacking cake, fruit cocktail cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Tuesday Breakfast Chicken biscuit, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, strawberry cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, assorted milk. Lunch Baked chicken, dinner roll, burger, cheeseburger, chicken patty on bun, Mama Sofia's cheese pizza, Mama Sofia's pepperoni pizza, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, PBJ sandwich meal, chef salad meal, mashed potatoes, chicken gravy, green beans, carrots and dip, cocoa clodhoppers, cut fresh fruit, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, assorted milk. Wednesday Breakfast Breakfast sandwich, hash brown patty, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, apricot cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, assorted milk. Lunch Corn dog, Mama Sofia's cheese pizza, Mama Sofia's pepperoni pizza, hot and spicy chicken sandwich, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, PBJ sandwich meal, chef salad meal, baked beans, carrots and dip, string cheese, assorted juice, assorted fresh fruit, cocoa clodhoppers, potato chips, assorted milk. Thursday Breakfast Breakfast burrito, salsa, hash brown patty, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, peach cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, assorted milk. Lunch Turkey and gravy, egg noodles, dinner roll, burger, cheeseburger, chicken patty on bun, Mama Sofia's cheese pizza, Mama Sofia's pepperoni pizza, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, PBJ sandwich meal, chef salad meal, broccoli, potato wedges, Colby Jack cheese stick, salsa, apple crisp, cut fresh fruit, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, assorted milk. Friday Breakfast Maple waffle stick, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, string cheese, strawberry cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, assorted milk. Lunch Chicken tenders, dinner roll, burger, cheeseburger, Mama Sofia's cheese pizza, Mama Sofia's pepperoni pizza, chicken patty on bun, PBJ sandwich meal, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, chef salad plate, baked french fries, carrots and dip, corn, tossed salad, chocolate chip cookie, diced peaches, assorted juice, assorted fresh fruit, assorted milk. ACADEMY SCHOOLS Monday Lunch Penne pasta, meat sauce, garlic breadstick, carrots and dip, applesauce snacking cake, fruit cocktail cup, assorted juice, assorted milk. Tuesday Lunch Baked chicken, dinner roll, mashed potatoes, green beans, cocoa clodhoppers, assorted juice, assorted fresh fruit, assorted milk. Wednesday Lunch Corn dog, baked beans, carrots and dip, assorted juice, cocoa clodhoppers, potato chips, assorted milk. Thursday Lunch Turkey and gravy, egg noodles, dinner roll, broccoli, apple crisp, cut fresh fruit, assorted juice, assorted milk. Friday Lunch Cheeseburger, dill stack, Sun Chips, fresh apple slices, chocolate chip cookie, assorted juice, assorted milk. MIDDLE SCHOOLS Monday Breakfast Egg and Cheese Daybreaker, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadsticks, pear fruit cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, assorted milk. Breakfast on the Patio: Sausage biscuit, assorted juice, assorted milk. Lunch Penne pasta, meat sauce, garlic breadstick, burger, cheeseburger, chicken patty on bun, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwich meal, chef salad meal, orange glazed carrots, cheddar cheese stick, tossed salad, applesauce snacking cake, fruit cocktail cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, assorted milk. Tuesday Breakfast Chicken biscuit, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, strawberry cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, assorted milk. Breakfast on the Patio: Chicken biscuit, assorted juice, assorted milk. Lunch Baked chicken, dinner roll, burger, cheeseburger, chicken patty on bun, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, PBJ sandwich meal, chef salad meal, mashed potatoes, chicken gravy, green beans, carrots and dip, cocoa clodhoppers, cut fresh fruit, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, assorted milk. Wednesday Breakfast Breakfast pizza, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, apricot cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, assorted milk. Breakfast on the Patio: Breakfast pizza, assorted juice, assorted milk. Lunch Corn dog, cheeseburger, hot and spicy chicken sandwich, ham sub meal, dill stack, chef salad meal, PBJ sandwich meal, baked beans, carrots and dip, string cheese, assorted juice, assorted fresh fruit, cocoa clodhoppers, potato chips, assorted milk. Thursday Breakfast Breakfast burrito, salsa, hash brown patty, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, peach cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, assorted milk. Breakfast on the Patio: Chicken biscuit, assorted juice, assorted milk. Lunch Turkey and gravy, egg noodles, dinner roll, burger, cheeseburger, chicken patty on bun, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, PBJ sandwich meal, chef salad meal, broccoli, potato wedges, Colby Jack cheese stick, salsa, apple crisp, cut fresh fruit, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, assorted milk. Friday Breakfast Maple waffle stick, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, string cheese, strawberry cup, assorted juice, assorted fresh fruit, assorted milk. Breakfast on the Patio: Sausage biscuit, assorted juice, assorted milk. Lunch Mama Sofia's pepperoni pizza, Mama Sofia's cheese pizza, burger, cheeseburger, chicken tenders, dinner roll, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, chef salad meal, PBJ sandwich meal, carrots and dip, corn, tossed salad, chocolate chip cookie, diced peaches, assorted juice, assorted fresh fruit, assorted milk. ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS Monday Breakfast Egg and Cheese Daybreaker, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, pear fruit cup, assorted fresh fruit, apple juice, grape juice, orange juice, fruit blend juice, assorted milk. Breakfast in the Classroom: Cinnamon Toast Crisp, string cheese, pear fruit cup, chocolate milk. Lunch Baked chicken, dinner roll, Uncrustable Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich, turkey chef salad, mashed potatoes, chicken gravy, green beans, apple crisp, very berry juice bar, apple juice, grape juice, orange juice, fruit blend juice, assorted milk. Tuesday Breakfast Breakfast burrito, salsa, hash brown patty, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, strawberry cup, assorted fresh fruit, apple juice, grape juice, orange juice, fruit blend juice, assorted milk. Breakfast in the Classroom: Blueberry/sausage pancake, strawberry cup, chocolate milk, Uncrustable peanut butter and honey, peach cup. Lunch Barbecue pork on bun, Uncrustable PBJ sandwich, ham chef salad, scalloped potatoes, baked beans, rosy applesauce, very berry juice bar, apple juice, grape juice, orange juice, fruit blend juice, assorted milk. Wednesday Breakfast Chicken biscuit, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, apricot cup, assorted fresh fruit, apple juice, grape juice, orange juice, fruit blend juice, assorted milk. Breakfast in the Classroom: Uncrustable peanut butter and honey, peach cup, chocolate milk, blueberry/sausage pancake, strawberry cup. Lunch Uncrustable PBJ sandwich, turkey chef salad, corn dog, potato puffs, carrots and dip, pineapple cup, cinnamon bears, apple juice, assorted milk. Thursday Breakfast Breakfast pizza, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, peach cup, assorted fresh fruit, apple juice, grape juice, orange juice, fruit blend juice, assorted milk. Breakfast in the Classroom: Breakfast frittata, grape juice, chocolate milk, strawberry banana yogurt, honey bear crackers, apple juice. Lunch Cheeseburger, dill stack, Uncrustable PBJ sandwich, ham chef salad, potato puffs, carrots and dip, fruited Jell-O, very berry juice bar, apple juice, grape juice, orange juice, fruit blend juice, assorted milk. Friday Breakfast Maple waffle stick, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, string cheese, strawberry cup, assorted fresh fruit, apple juice, grape juice, orange juice, fruit blend juice, assorted milk. Breakfast in the Classroom: Strawberry banana yogurt, honey bear crackers, apple juice, chocolate milk, breakfast frittata, grape juice. Lunch Cheese filled breadstick, marinara sauce, Uncrustable PBJ sandwich, turkey chef salad, mixed vegetables, ice cream sandwich, diced peaches, fresh apple slices, apple juice, grape juice, orange juice, fruit blend juice, assorted milk. KINDERGARTEN LEARNINGCENTER Monday Lunch Baked chicken, dinner roll, Uncrustable Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwich, mashed potatoes, chicken gravy, green beans, apple crisp, assorted milk. Tuesday Lunch Barbecue pork on bun, Uncrustable PBJ sandwich, scalloped potatoes, baked beans, rosy applesauce, assorted milk. Wednesday Lunch Uncrustable PBJ sandwich, corn dog, potato puffs, carrots and dip, diced peaches, Goldfish crackers, applesauce cup, assorted milk. Thursday Lunch Cheeseburger, Uncrustable PBJ sandwich, potato puffs, carrots and dip, fruited Jell-O, assorted milk. Friday Lunch Cheese filled breadstick, marinara sauce, Uncrustable PBJ sandwich, mixed vegetables, ice cream sandwich, diced peaches, assorted milk. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, December 12, 2010Page 3B Some Risks Are Worth Taking. Your Health Isnt One of Them. Medicare and almost all insurance accepted First, 32 people die every day of skin cancer in the USA. Second, most skin cancer deaths are preventable. Therefore, forgiveness is the chance to prevent skin cancer with a Dermatology skin exam. Therefore, forgiveness is the Lord offering you free will to not be a statistic. SAVE YOUR OWN LIFE. OR LET US DO IT FOR YOU.Darrin A. Rotman, M. D. Julie L. Iellimo, P. A. C. Jennifer A. Wolf, P. A. C.863-386-0786Darrin A. 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Lauren W elborn, chairman from S ebring High School and B rittany Gates, Alternate C hairman from Avon Park H igh School emceed the e vent, provided judges, timek eepers, refreshments and m ore for the activity. Megan Stein from SHS w as elected 2011 SubD istrict Chairman and Gates w as re-elected to serve as A lternate Chairman. The winners in the High S chool and Middle School w ill advance to District comp etition on Thursday, January 2 0, 2011. The following results were a chieved:High School T ractorOperations First place Matthew P ettit, Sebring Second place Christian V aldez, Clewiston Third place Josh M cClean, Avon Park E xtemporaneous Speaking First place Charlie B rown, Avon Park Sr. Second place Elton G argano, Sebring Sr. Third place Taylor C orbin, Clewiston P repared Public Speaking First place Megan S tein, Sebring Sr. Second place Calago H ipps, Avon Park Sr. Third place Heidi South Lake Placid Sr. C reed First place Taylor C rutchfield, Sebring Sr. Second place Hayley Stephens, Moore Have Third place Rebecca Corley, Clewiston Parliamentary Procedure First place Avon Park: Zack Farr, Charlie Brown, Calago Hipps, Emily Whitman, Kyle Jahna and Zachary McKinney Second place Sebring: Megan Stein, Lauren Welborn, Tara O'Berry, Ashley Palmer, Carlee Hill and Kari AstMiddle School Opening and Closing Ceremonies First placeHill-Gustat: Jessica Belcher, Alex Hornick, Teresa Ware, Zack Smith, Victoria Sawicki, Renz Torres and John Tantillo. Second place Avon Park: Hannah Farr, Julianna Jackson, Emily Jahna, Alex Bilbrey, Stephanie Albright, Brooks Whidden and Haley Richardson. Third place Sebring: Jonas Dickens, Dylan Schmotzer, Jacob Cooper, Krystal Dombroski, Laura Eshelman, Kara Faircloth and Brianna Hood Parliamentary Procedure First placeAvon Park: Brooks Whidden, Hannah Farr, Julianna Jackson, Alex Bilbrey, Haley Richardson and Kelsey Cole Second place HillGustat: Teresa Ware, Victoria Sawicki, Renz Torres, John Tantillo, Emily Little and Kasey Starling Third place Sebring: Danai Shreeves, Lacey Clark, Laura Eshelman, Krystal Dombroski, Blake Vickers and Tori Stephenson Extemporaneous Speaking First placeMirah Alvarez, Hill-Gustat Second place CJ Wilson, Lake Placid Prepared Public Speaking First placeKryst al Dombroski, Sebring Second place Tayl or Shoemaker, Hill-Gustat Creed First placeJessi ca Belcher, Hill-Gustat Second place Ari el Bauer, Sebring Third place Kels ey Cole, Avon Park Local schools do well in FFA Sub-District Contests CHALKTALK Courtesy photo Hill-Gustat Middle Opening & Closing team includes (from left) Lauren Welborn, Zack Smith, John Tantillo, Alex Hornick, Victoria Sawicki, Teresa Ware, Renz Torres, Jessica Belcher and Brittany Gates. Courtesy photo Lauren Welborn (from left), Josh McClean, Christian Valdez, Matthew Pettit and Brittany Gates (Tractor Operations). Courtesy pho to Brittany Gates and Megan Stein, alternate chairman and chairman for 2011. Courtesy pho to Avon Park Senior Parliamentary Procedure team includes (from left) Zack Farr, Emily Whitman, Charlie Brown, Kyle Jahna, Calago Hipps and Zackary McKinney.

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LIVING C SECTION News-Sun Sunday, December 12, 2010 Illustration courtesy of Getty Images U rbanDwellers T hose living in small apartments or the big city could use some g adget-friendly help as they go about their day.SmarterSound: Have a quieter commute or just tune out the neighbors with Phiaton Noise Cancelling Earphones PS 20 NC. The in-ear headset has noise blocking technology that maximizesthe quality of music from their MP3 players while minimizing outside interference. The lightweight earphones use one AAAbattery and come with inline volume control and a choice of silicone earbuds. (www.phiaton.com)Stay Connected: Arecent National Health Interview Survey showed that nearly two-thirds of adults who shared an apartment or house with unrelated roommates reported having only mobile phones, making that group the most likely to be completely wireless and struggling with dropped or missed calls. To help with cell phone signal issues, the roommate friendly zBoostMETRO Cell Phone Signal Booster, from Wi-Ex, works with multiple users and multiple carriers simultaneously. Its antenna mounts to a window and comes with everything they need to cover 1,500 square feet. (www.wi-ex.com) GadgetGrands Keep the grandparents up to speed with easy-to-use technology that keeps them connected to the family.Picture This: Upgrade their family photo collection with a Bluetooth Enabled Digital Picture Frame from Portable USA. It has a 10.4-inch LCD display with 640 x 480 resolution. You can upload new pictures from your phone. In addition to showing pictures, it will play videos, music and text. It has a USB connector and 2 memory card slots in addition to 256MB of internal memory, and comes with two wood frames. (www.amazon.com)Get Face Time: If their computer doesn't have a built-in video camera, the compact Microsoft LifeCam VX-500 is ideal. It has a 1.3 megapixel sensor that shoots VGAvideo and captures twice as much light as other devices, for a much clearer picture. It has a flexible base that lets them adjust the angle, and a built-in mic. It's optimized for Windows Live Messenger, but also works with Skype, AIM and Yahoo Messenger. It comes in three fun colors. (www.store.microsoft.com) On-the-GoJoesTravel junkies and vacationing families need gadgets that will stand up to the rigors of being on the road.Extreme Video: Whether it's on a bicycle's handlebars or strapped to a surfboard, the ATC9K All-Terrain Video Camera from Oregon Scientific can take a hit. It's a durable, shockresistant unit that captures 5-megapixel stills as well as 1080p HD video. It also has a G-Sensor that tracks measurements for speed, hang time, angle of movement and other motion stats, and a laser pointer that lets them line the camera up with whatever they want to shoot. (www2.oregonscientific.com)Waterproof Reading: Keep their Kindle dry with the M-Edge Guardian Waterproof Case. It will float on the water's surface for hands-free reading. Its custom-molded interior and mounting pads give cushioned support, and it also has flexible sealed cutouts so they can access the controls. As an extra security measure, there's a ring at the bottom of the case so it can be strapped to a lanyard or belt. (www.medgestore.com)iWorkers The number of people working from their homes seems to grow every day. Get your iWorker set up right with these gadgets.Consistent Coverage: Cell phones are essential communication tools for teleworkers, and when they don't get signal, it makes work even more work. The zBoost-SOHO Dual Band Cell Phone Signal Booster supports multiple phones simultan eously and gives them the coverage they need to work through the whole house (up to 3,500 sq ft; including aircards, EDGE and 3G Technology). (www.wi-ex.com)Charge It: Keep all the essential office gadgets charged up with Energizer's Inductive Charging Station. With two large inductive charging zones that don't require locking the devic e into a particular position, your iWorker can just set their phon e (and two other devices) down and it will get charged up. It ha s a USB port to allow users to charge additional devices such a s cameras or GPS units. (www.target.com) Custom Caffeine: No office would be complete without a co ffeemaker. The AeroPress Coffee and Espresso Maker from Aerobie lets anyone brew American style or Espresso style co ffees for use in lattes or cappuccinos. It has a total-immersion system that mixes water and grounds at a moderate temperature, then gentle air pressure pushes the mix into a micro-fil ter, resulting in a smooth, rich brew in just 30 seconds. Visit www.aerobie.com to find a retailer near you. StockingStuffers forUnder$50Keep her iPod touch protected in style with an iPod touch case from Kate Spade New York. Molded from premium silicone, it protects from bumps and scratches while showing off a bright splash of trendy color. (www.store.apple.com)Get moving with the light weight Gosmart Pocket Pedometer from Omron. It counts strides, measures distance, estimates calories burned and can store up to a week's worth of information. It has an activity tracker that monitors specific exercises for a set time, and comes in purple, yellow, pink and black. (www.gosmartpedometers.com)Make his smart phone smarter with add-on lenses for the iPhone. USBFever sells a wide-angle lens, a 2X telephoto lens and a fish-eye lens that attach with a simple magnetic ring. (www.usbfever.com)FAMILYFEATURES C hances are, someone you're shopping forhas some kind of gadget on theirwish list. If you're not sure where to get started, this gift guide will help you find just the right thing forthat special someone.

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DearAbby: I would like to say something to my mother, but the truth is I don't know who my biological mother is. I was adopted when I was a baby. I have looked for her online over the years, but have yet to find her. I have asked myself many times what I'd say to her if I met her. Because I know it may never happen, I'm asking you to print my message: "Mama, I don't know the circumstances of my birth, and I don't really care. All I know is that two loving parents adopted me and helped to shape me into the person I am. Today I am a successful professional with a loving spouse and wonderful children, to whom I try to give the best. I imagine that is what you wanted to do for me. Therefore, I have decided that I don't really need to find you and say, Thank you. You made a good choice. I am doing fine and I love you.'" Her Thankful Son DearThankful Son: I hope one day your birth mother will be fortunate enough to meet you and you can say those words to her in person. One of the most difficult decisions a mother can make, but one of the most loving, is to place a child for adoption when she is unable to provide a stable upbringing for her baby. Most birth mothers long for a reunion. And for them, as well as for you, I am printing your letter. DearAbby: I am a semiretired professional man. My wife and I have an ongoing disagreement and would like the benefit or your wisdom. I was raised that when a man enters a house or a place of business, especially a restaurant, he should remove his hat. It annoys me to see young men sit in a restaurant wearing baseball caps, cowboys hats or even stocking caps. My wife says times have changed recent generations were not raised the same way and I should just get over it. I say there is no right or wrong age for common etiquette. I can overlook this behavior in a fastfood restaurant, but I also see it happening in nice establishments. I believe that restaurant managers should ask men to remove their hats. If they refuse, at least they will have been told it is unacceptable behavior. Should I follow my wife's advice, or do I have a valid gripe? Tony in Florida DearTony: Som e restaurants still insist that their patrons adhere to a strict dress code but fewer of them do than in decades ago. In recent year s the rigid rules regarding the wear ing of hats have relaxed in part, I suspect because of aging baby boomers who use baseball caps to camouflage their bald spots. However, according to Emily Post, you do have a valid gripe. She says there are times when wearing a h at is appropriate, and times when it isn't. According to her, a man should remove his hat (and this includes baseball caps) upon enterin g a home, when indoors at work (especially in an office), at mealtime at the table, in restaurants and cof fee shops, at a movie or indoor performance, when the national anthem is played and when the American flag passes by as in a parade. 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. Page 2CNews-SunSunday, December 12, 2010www.newssun.com THE WARRIORSR WAY(Kate Bosworth,Dong Gun-Jang)2:15 4:15 7:15 9:15FASTERR(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 9:15REDPG13(Bruce Willis,John Malkovich)2:00 4:30 7:00 9:30 The NewFAIRMOUNTCINEMA63750 US 27 N. Sebring NOW SHOWINGFriday 12/10 Thursday 12/16 Suick CinemasInformation 385-9980 Office 385-9908New Dolby Digital SoundAll Seats $6.00for Matinee OPENING DECEMBER 17TH HOW DO YOU KNOW THE FIGHTER SEBRING DISCOUNT BEVERAGES3750 U.S. 27 North, Unit C1 € 471-2277Next to Fairmount Cinema 6 € Open Mon-Sat 9-6 Closed Sunday Tobacco Products, Candy, Cold Beer, Housewares, Gifts & MORE!LOW PRICES € MANY GOOD BARGAINS € CLOSEOUTS!*Prices do not include tax. Natural Light and Natural IceAll Old Milwaukees Best … Reg, Lt, Ice12 Pack $6.99 Budweiser and Bud Light 12 Pack $10.99 Busch, Busch Light and Bud Ice18 Pack $11.29 Baseball Hats $4.00 Each Zippo Lighters All 20% Off Smoke Odor ExterminatorCandles/Spray Can $6.79/$5.79 305s and ROMY 3 Pack Deal $10.30 For 3 Misty $44.99 Carton Winston $46.99 Carton Newport$48.49 Carton € 3 Pack Deal $4.99 Ea. USA Gold $43.99 Carton Seneca $31.69 Carton Smokin Joes $30.99 Carton Cigarette Style Little CigarsMany Brands $6.99 … $10.99 Carton DIVERSIONS FAMILIARENDINGSBy ROBERTA. DOLL ACROSS 1 Bear mascot of the 1980 Moscow Olympics 6 Like some dancing 13 Grunt's position 18 Modern messages 19 Horace's "Ars __" 20 Roll player 22 Memorable 1994 film exhortation 24 Well-fortified, in a way 25 __ Pie 26 Nail site 27 Ruthless 29 Q5 maker 32 Intrude 34 '60s activist Bobby 35 Skipping no pages 40 Spirited horse 42 Nintendo's Super __ 43 Game show name 44 Originate (from) 45 Bribe 47 "The Gold Bug" author 49 "If you prick us, do we not __?": "The Merchant of Venice" 51 Understood 53 In detail 59 Feature of many a bad review 62 Here-there link 64 Pitching staff leaders 65 Have in spades 66 "Hold it!" 68 NASCAR racer Mark 70 Penn or Pitt 71 Defend one's principles bravely 75 He-men 77 __ Tunes 78 Needing ice, maybe 79 "I, Claudius" role 80 Hard to catch 81 Power tool? 83 Stock holder? 88 1969 Bob Dylan hit 91 Fate 93 "Three Coins in the Fountain" fountain 94 Baltimore daily 95 Fa-la link 97 Maker of PowerCat soccer shoes 100 Divided sea 101 Crime show with two spin-offs 104 Wilson's predecessor 107 Lehane crime novel about a missing girl 110 Lively movement 112 "Twelfth Night" duke 114 Foe of the Iroquois 115 Complete 117 Navig. aid 119 Like many beach bums 124 Sports no-no 125 Continually 129 Goes after crustaceans 130 Access, in a way 131 India's first prime minister 132 SAT segment 133 Paul Anka love song with a Spanish title 134 Bee killer, at times DOWN 1 No more than 2 1989 Radio Hall of Fame inductee 3 Went under 4 Old player 5 10-time Gold Glove winner Roberto 6 Loan no. 7 Want ad letters 8 Musical symbol 9 Emperor under Pope Innocent III 10 Galleys with two banks of oars 11 Post-ER area 12 Unofficial Seabees' motto 13 Hardly the macho type 14 100 clams 15 Aqaba is its only seaport 16 Corrida cry 17 Scouting prizes 20 Means to get in touch 21 High dudgeon 23 Whomps 28 Adventurers / documentarians Martin and __ Johnson 30 Period, e.g. 31 Seals, as a deal 33 Support, with "up" 35 Hacks 36 Earthen stewpot 37 Zig or zag 38 Perk recipient 39 Muscat's land 41 They may include ht., wt., skin color, etc. 46 Academy teacher 48 Pleistocene, e.g. 50 Team with a mascot named Uga, familiarly 52 Bryn Mawr undergrads 54 Etcher's supply 55 Have a __: crave 56 Ex-senator Trent 57 Nitrogen-based dye 58 Law closing? 60 "Pipe down!" 61 CrŸe-ish? 63 Was relentless, as a storm 67 Reef ring 69 Shade of blue 70 Secret __ 71 Violent anger 72 Admired stars 73 Georgetown athletes 74 Fund for later yrs. 75 Irreverent NBC hit 76 Something to take in the afternoon 80 Best of the stage 82 Wear a long face 84 Climber's challenge 85 Parade honoree 86 Hunter of fiction 87 Get to 89 Parent/teen sticking point 90 Jellystone Park bear 92 CRT part 96 Tale starter, perhaps 98 Scratch 99 Grab __: eat on the run 101 Rupert of "The Reivers" 102 __ Oldest Rivalry: Virginia/North Carolina annual college football game 103 Lays to rest 105 Dietitian's forte 106 __TV: "actuality" network 108 "Piece o' cake!" 109 Hankers 111 "Beavis and Butthead" spin-off 113 Elegance 116 Go down a bit 118 Compos mentis 120 No, across the Bering Strait 121 Vintage pop 122 Bring home 123 Put under 126 Dawn deity 127 NBA stats 128 To boot Solution on page 7C Man sends heartfelt thank you to mother he may never find As kids, my brother and I l oved to count the presents p iled under the tree. Then w e liked to count the ones d esignated for us personally. Pretty selfish, weren't w e?! But, what child when v iewing such a spectacular s ight as a glittering tree o verlooking an array of b rightly colored packages c an deny the temptation to c ount and claim? And opening each gift far e xceeded counting them. That special doll and doll h ouse. That pretty new robe a nd slippers. New ice skates a nd more. And yet, I can r emember a slight letdown w hen there was nothing left t o open. It wasn't that I hadn't gotten enough. It was plain to see I had gotten more than my share. But, the anticipation was over and with it a bit of disenchantment slid alongside. I believe God was at work in the giving generosity of our parents who sacrificed so we could have such a festive Christmas morning. But, he was equally present in that sense of disenchantment that followed. Things cannot fill the void that is in every heart. God has placed eternity in every heart. That means that only our eternal God can fill that void. Still we often try to fill it with other things and then disappointment accompanies the journey. Dissatisfaction is always lurking just around the next corner. Only God satisfies the hunger and thirst that is present in every soul. We were designed to fellowship with God. When that fellowship was broken by our first parents' desire to usurp God's authority, sin entered the world. Sin separates us from our holy God. He cannot look upon sin. His holiness demands he judge it. How to resolve God's love of mankind and the need to judge sin? Perhaps the greatest Christmas verse in the Bible can explain it. John 3: 16 may not usually be read along with the Christmas story. But, in it Jesus explains why he came. He shows the heart of the Father in his Christmas gift to the world. Listen as he says, "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life." If there was never another gift under the tree, that gift securely wrapped up in my heart satisfies every longing and every need. My relationship with Jesus Christ is what counts for now and eternity. Selah Jan Merop of Sebring is a NewsSun correspondent. What counts at Christmas? Jesus does Pause And Consider Jan Merop Q: Help! Whenever our two adult c hildren, their spouses, and our four s chool-age grandchildren (tweenagers, a ll) visit us, as they did this past T hanksgiving, chaos reigns. The child ren are nothing short of wild. They r un, jump, and scatter toys and clothing a ll over the place, all with much yelling a nd screaming. They act like they're on v acation at a beach rental, and the pare nts do little to control the situation. We have tolerated this for some time n ow because we don't want to create d iscomfort for our guests. But we've p retty much had it. Do we talk to the parents or should w e just discipline when we feel discip line is needed? A: This can be the stickiest of wicke ts, one that I'm hearing about from an e ver-increasing number of grandpare nts. Apparently, too many of today's p arents fail to realize that proper pare nting is an expression of love and r espect for one's neighbors, including f riends and relatives. Lacking such fund amental social awareness (they have s ome mass disorder, no doubt), they i nflict their little (and sometimes, as in t his case, not so little) terrors on everyo ne who is kind enough to let them in t he door. Willie and I laid down the law early o n concerning grandchild behavior in o ur home. We told the kids that two rules prevailed: First, when in Rome do as the Romans do, and when the Romans come to you, do as the Romans do. Second, it is our job to spoil, your job to discipline; do not do our job and we won't have to do yours. That pretty much sums up the grandparent/parent relationship. Thankfully, our kids were and are still on board with our expectations. We certainly aren't draconian, but things like running, jumping on furniture, loud noises, and disobedience (in any form) are not allowed. Those clear understandings make for much better visits for adults and children alike. Were I in your shoes, I would take this issue up with the parents. If you react to the grandchildren's behavior out of the proverbial blue, and especially given the unfortunate precedents that have been set, you are likely to run afoul of parental protectiveness. Furthermore, you are not and should not be responsible for the discipline of your grandchildren. Their parents are responsible, and they should accept that obligation. Doing so is a matter of respect for you not to mention good guest etiquette (a word in danger of extinction). Assuming you and Grandma are on the same page (Caution! Do not proceed unless that condition is satisfied!), talk to the parents. Tell them what bothers you and what your expectations are. No need to be critical, mind you. No need to imply that you don't approve of their parenting. Explain that the older one gets, the less tolerant one becomes of child chaos. It's true, unless one is blessed with hearing loss. The parents, in turn, should convey your expectations, in no uncertain terms, to the grandchildren before they get in the car to come to your house and again in the driveway before everyone gets out of the car. They should make a further commitment to you that enforcement will not be in your court. And it really doesn't matter whether or not the parents agree with your expectations; they should back you unconditionally. That's one way parents teach children respect for adult authority. Family psychologist John Rosemond answers parents' questions on his Web site at www.rosemond.com. Proper parenting is an expression of love and respect for one's neighbors Dear Abby Classified ads get results! Call 385-6155 Living With Children John Rosemond

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Page 4CNews-SunSunday, December 12, 2010www.newssun.com just because you can't hear HEAR for the Holidays Don't miss out on precious moments during the Holiday family gatherings 130 S. Commerce Ave. Sebring, Florida863-385-3497Mon. Fri. 9am 4pm Closed Wednesdays Lampe & Kiefer Hearing Aid Center has been in business for 42 years. We strive to offer you the best hearing instruments available plus an exceptional patient experience. We know how important your hearing is. Please call us today to begin your life of better hearing. SENIORSCENE By ESTHER HARRIS Special to the News-SunWhen you think of the holidays, you may imagine such things as turkey dinners, family gatherings, or the holiday shopping season. But newly entitled and current Medicare beneficiaries, who are considering changes to their Medicare Part D Prescription Drug plan, need to know the Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Program Open Season this year runs to Dec. 31. Joining a Medicare prescription drug plan is voluntary, and participants pay an additional monthly premium for the coverage. Some people with limited resources and income are eligible for Extra Help to pay for monthly premiums, annual deductibles, and prescription co-payments. To qualify for this Extra Help: You must reside in one of the 50 states or the District of Columbia; Your resources must be limited to $12,510 for an individual or $25,010 for a married couple living together. Resources include such things as bank accounts, stocks, and bonds. We do not count your house and car as resources; and Your annual income must be limited to $16,245 for an individual or $21,855 for a married couple living together. Even if your annual income is higher, you still may be able to get some help. Some examples where your income may be higher are if you or your spouse: Support other family members who live with you; Have earnings from work; or Live in Alaska or Hawa ii. As our celebri ty spokesperson Chubb y Checker will tell you, a ne w "twist" in the law makes it easier than ever to qualif y. Social Security no long er counts as a resource any li fe insurance policy. We also n o longer count as income t he help you may receive wh en someone else provides yo u with food and shelter, or someone else pays yo ur household bills for foo d, mortgage, rent, heating fu el or gas, electricity, water, an d property taxes. To apply for Extra Hel p, complete the Application f or Help with Medica re Prescription Drug Plan Cos ts (SSA-1020) online at www.socialsecurity.gov/ext ra help. You also can call 1-80 0772-1213 (TTY1-800-32 50778). Social Security repr esentatives can help you app ly over the phone or mail an application to your home. O r, visit your local Soci al Security office. To learn more about t he Medicare prescription dru g plan, vis it www.medicare.gov or call 1800-MEDICARE (1-80 0633-4227; TTY1-877-48 62048). Esther Harris is district manager of the Social Security branch in Sebring. Medicare D Open Season closes Dec. 31 What should be the happ iest times of the year, T hanksgiving and C hristmas, so often are r eferred to by some people a s the most stressful times o f their lives. Why? Some of the reasons are, t hey undertake to do too m uch, spend too much, eat t oo much and sleep and e xercise too little. Obvious, h uh? Yet these are the simp lest things that most peop le forget about.We have m et the enemy and he is us! Along while ago, I accid entally hit upon a tried and t rue stress reducer for me a nd anyone I shared it with. I call it the One Minute Fix. I t was my first time away f rom home alone (and I was o nly 63.) I began to unpack f eeling like the comedian w ho sang from camp, Hello mudder; hello fadd er. Here I am in Camp G renada" Lonely, sad, a bandoned. One of the items in my b ag was a packet of pictures I had picked up on my way b ut had not opened y et. Two of the pict ures you see here. G et the idea? I l aughed out loud a ll by myself. Boy d id I feel better. Instructions: 1) S elect a folder or p acket you can c onveniently carry w ith you. 2) Select p ictures that you p articularly like. For examp le the new puppy and of c ourse the grandchildren or a quote that is meaningful t o you. I have some poems s ome quotes and pictures. O ne of the pictures is the p et crow playing tug of war w ith the standard black p oodle. I use my small daily calendar instead of a folder. It has a clear plastic cover and I take small pictures and make a collage on the back and front and here and there pasted on an odd page of some month. Voila. Every time you make an entry you have a small delight so you don't have to wait to feel down or stressed to use it. But I think the most stressing thing is the way some of us sometimes talk to ourselves. "I can't do it; Stupid; You can't do anything right: What a mess etc, etc." Incidentally, we do talk to ourselves most of the day so why not give a positive affirmation. The most famous one is "Every day in every way I am better and better and better!" (I add hopefully "Every day in every way the world is better and better!") "You are doing so well! Good Job!" Oh yeah! The !!!! are for extra emphasis.) And prayer does just as well as meditation. I like the comparison of stress to holding up a glass for a toast. Feels fine for a few minutes, but hold it up for 20 minutes and your arm gets tired (stressed). Put it down for a few minutes and you can hold it up again. So take a break from stress with some of the above techniques and have a happy, stress-less holiday. Pearl Carter is a Lake Placid resident. E-mail her at timely87@comcast.net. Times of stress call for favorite pictures Pearl's Gems Pearl Carter Courtesy photo A size 5 slipper sits on the couch next to Pearl's little Miss Bruce. Courtesy photo A bamboo forest and carved bear at Pearl's son's house.

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By JOHN MILBURN Associated PressABILENE, Kan. Newly d iscovered documents from a c abin owned by President D wight D. Eisenhower's s peechwriter are shedding m ore light on the evolution o f the former general's hist oric farewell address nearly 5 0 years ago, and his fears t hat America's burgeoning m ilitary prowess was driving i ts foreign policy. The documents, portions o f which appeared on the E isenhower Presidential L ibrary's research website b efore their public unveiling F riday, are expected to shed m ore light on the origins of t he term "military-industrial c omplex" phrasing used b y Eisenhower in the speech t o warn against unbridled m ilitary development. The p hrase began as "war-based" i ndustrial complex before b ecoming "military" in later d rafts. Grant Moos, son of E isenhower aide Malcolm M oos, discovered the papers covered with pinecones, d irt and other debris in a c abin in Minnesota. "We are just so fortunate t hat these papers were disc overed," said Karl W eissenbach, director of the E isenhower Presidential L ibrary in Abilene. "We were f inally able to fill in the gaps o f the address. For a number o f years it was apparent that t here were gaps." The papers show how E isenhower and his staff s pent two years preparing for h is goodbye to the nation and w hy he decided to include his c oncern about how America's m ilitary building had come to d ictate foreign policy in the s peech. One document feat ures a typewritten note from E isenhower lamenting that w hen he joined the military i n 1911, there were 84,000 A rmy soldiers a number t hat ballooned roughly tenf old by 1960. "The direct result of this continued high level of defense expenditures has been to create a permanent armaments industry of vast proportions, where none had existed before," he wrote in the passage, a variation of which reached the delivered speech on Jan. 17, 1961. Eisenhower biographer David Nichols noted that while the speech is known for the phrase "military-industrial complex," the president had warned about military growth and the Cold War threats throughout his presidency. Born in 1890, Eisenhower grew up in Kansas and graduated from the U.S. Military Academy. During World War II, he commanded the Allied Forces in Europe, including the D-Day invasion of France. After the war he became president of Columbia University and the first commander of NATO before running for president 1952, a campaign that featured the slogan "I like Ike." He died in 1969. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, December 12, 2010Page 5C 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. SENIORSCENE Special to the News-Sun SEBRING As Americans grapple with how the recent election results, pending legislation, and economic recovery will affect their futures, one thing is certain: they remain fearful of not being able to pay for healthcare costs during retirement. In a recent survey from financial services firm Edward Jones, nearly a quarter (23 percent) of Americans said not being able to pay for healthcare costs in retirement was their top fear, a percentage that has actually decreased over the last four years. In 2006, when Americans were polled on this topic, 30 percent said paying for healthcare was their greatest fear. The survey also found that 19 percent of Americans are worried about having to work longer to supplement retirement savings versus 12 percent in 2006. Americans between the ages of 55 and 64 are considerably more worried (35 percent) about not being able to cover healthcare costs than those of lower age brackets but not as worried as those polled in 2006 (43 percent). Gender also influenced this sentiment, as 27 percent percent of women indicated that they were most concerned about healthcare costs, while only 19 percent of men consider this their greatest fear post retirement. "While the numbers may have changed slightly from the 2006 survey, the concerns remain the same for Americans of all ages," said Joan Fernandez, principal at Edward Jones. "We don't know the future of healthcare costs and we can't predict the outcome of elections but we do have control over how we plan for retirement. This survey reinforces the need for a solid retirement plan th at addresses the issues and fea rs that Americans have abo ut saving for retirement." The study of 1,008 respo ndents, which was conduct ed by Opinion Resear ch Corporation on behalf of Edward Jones, revealed tha t a large percentage of Americans also rank "havin g to work longer to suppleme nt retirement savings" (19 pe rcent) and "having to rely o n others for support" (19 pe rcent) as major concerns as they approach retiremen t. Respondents between t he ages of 45 and 54 showed t he most anxiety (26 percen t) about having to work long er to supplement their retir ement savings. Americans in lower a ge brackets (24 percent of 18-2 4 year olds and 24 percent of 25-34 year olds) are mo st concerned about having to rely on others to suppo rt them during retiremen t. Additionally, within the se age groups (18 percent in each age bracket respectiv ely), respondents also indica ted that they are more co ncerned about "not being ab le to make provisions for fam ily" than those older than t he age of 35. Household income al so had a considerable effect o n respondents retireme nt fears, as Americans wi th annual incomes betwe en $75,000 and $100,000, ind icated that they are most co ncerned about "having to wo rk longer" (35 percent) an d "having to cut back on a desired lifestyle" (21 pe rcent). Respondents in low er income brackets are mo re concerned about "having to rely on others for suppor t" and "not being able to pr ovide for family" after th ey are gone. Beneath the old orange g roves that still blossom e very year at Highlands H ammock State Park, the t rees are the last of the S kipper family ranch. The S kippers lived in the park w hen it was wild and u ntamed. The Skipper famil y is part of a 200-year heri tage of Florida's pioneer cow hunters." Jonathan Skipper was the l ast of the Skipper family to m ake his home in H ighlands Hammock more t han 100 years ago, moving t he family out of the hamm ock into Zolfo Springs. W hen he died, he was a cknowledged in the Zolfo A dvertiser as "one of the f oremost citizens of this S ection. ... he was a large s tock and land owner and h ad superb business ability .. through his honorable e fforts he accumulated p roperty sufficient to make h is family independent." A ccording to great-grands on John Skipper, "Jonathan S kipper's residence in the h ammock was the beginn ing of the end of the S kipper homestead, but not t he end of the story." Visitors today who circle t he paved 2.5-mile road t hrough the hammock stop t o pick oranges from the a ncestral groves. "My g randfather Ches always s eemed to get a kick out of t he orange trees being r eferred to as wild.'They w ere part of the family's o riginal groves. Everything I was told by my grandfat her Ches and his siblings s eemed to indicate they all h ad an active and happy c hildhood growing up in t hese beautiful surroundings. Several of Jonathan and Letitia's grandchildren survive today," adds Skipper. Although the family house has disappeared, the park marks the spot in a clearing where the Skippers'raised their children, passing on a living family legacy in Sebring and Highlands County. The Skipper family lived in the park for about 25 years. After the death of Jonathan Skipper in 1905, Letitia, his wife, moved to Zolfo Springs where she lived until her death in 1943. "About seven years after the Skippers left, the Eiland family, one of the pioneer families who occupied the hammock from 1881 to about 1912, moved into Sebring, ending the era of residences in Highland Hammock State Park. The Skipper family owned land in the Hammock until the early 1930s but never again resided in these woods," John Skipper said. In commemoration to his long and fascinating family history, John Skipper thoughtfully described his family's story: "After the death of Jonathan Skipper in 1905, his wife and children continued to operate the ranch under the leadership of Lee Skipper, the oldest son. Lee would guide the family business until his death from the Spanish Flu in 1918. By this time, the Skippers had interest in several banks, two newspapers, a hardware store, electric generating company, drug store, several auto agencies, realty company and various other enterprises. Still at the heart of all this remained cattle ranching. Ches Skipper would then try to fill the position with the help of his mother and siblings after Lee's death." The Skipper family heritage and story continues in the heart of Sebring, Orange Blossom Estates, and the tragic story of the famous Harder Hall. Excerpts from an upcoming book by Nancy Dale, The Legacy of the Florida Pioneer Cow Hunters' In Their Own Words.' For personally inscribed books of the true stories of pioneer cow hunters' visit www.nancydalephd.com. The Skippers: The first settlers of Highlands Hammock State Park Nancy Dale Wild Florida Courtesy photo Chesly Allen Skipper on his horse Pointer. This picture was taken in 1900 in what is now Highlands Hammock State Park. Survey shows paying for healthcare as top retirement fear Papers shed light on Eisenhower's farewell address

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Page 6CNews-SunSunday, December 12, 2010www.newssun.com Places to Worship is a paid advertisement in the News-Sunthat is published Friday and Sunday. To find out more information on how to place a listing in this directory, call the NewsSunat 385-6155, ext. 502. APOSTOLIC Greater Faith Apostolic Church, 24 Rainer Drive, Lake Placid, FL33852. invites you to come worship with us in spirit and truth at 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sunday, and at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. For information contact 840-0152. Pastor Larry Carmody. ASSEMBLY OF GOD Christ Fellowship Church (Assembly of God), 2935 New Life Way. Bearing His Name; Preaching His Doctrine; and Awaiting His Coming. "Worshiping God in Spirit and in Truth." Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10 a.m.; Evening Worship, 5 p.m. Wednesday: Worship, 7 p.m. Pastor Eugene Haas. Phone 4710924. Crossroads Community Church 114 South Central Ave., Avon Park, FL33825. Phone: 4534453. Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday Children's Church: 10:45 a.m. Wednesday Adult Bible Study and Youth/Royal Explorers, 7 p.m. Pastor: John E. Dumas. First Assembly of God, 4301 Kenilworth Blvd., Sebring. The Rev. Wilmont McCrary, pastor. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship and KIDS Church, 11 a.m.; Evening Worship, 7 p.m. Wednesday Family Night, (Adult Bible Study), LIFE Youth Group, Royal Rangers, Missionettes, 7:30 p.m. Phone 385-6431. BAPTIST Avon Park Lakes Baptist Church, 2600 N. Highlands Blvd., AvonPark, FL33825. George Hall, Pastor. Christ centered and biblically based. Sunday worship services, 8:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nursery facilities are available. Bible studies at 9:45 a.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Wednesday. Prayer Time 6 p.m. on Wednesday. Bible classes at 9:45 a.m. are centered for all ages. Choir practice at 5 p.m. Sunday. Church phone: 452-6556. Bethany Baptist Church (GARBC) We are located at the corner of SR17 and C-17A(truck route) in Avon Park. Join us Sunday morning at 9:00 AM for coffee and doughnuts, followed with Sunday School for all ages at 9:30. Sunday morning worship service begins at 10:30 a.m., andevening worship service is at 6 p.m.On Wednesdays, the Word of Life teen ministry and the Catylist class (20's+) begin at 6:30 PM. The adult Bible and Prayer Time begins at 7 p.m. For more information go to www.bethanybaptistap.com or call the church office at 863-452-1136. Faith Missionary Baptist Church, off State Road 17 North of Sebring at 1708 LaGrange Ave. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday Service, 7 p.m. Deaf interpretation available. Ken Lambert, Pastor. Phone 386-5055. Fellowship Baptist Church, 1000 Maxwell St., AvonPark, FL 33825. Sunday: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday: Evening Service, 7 p.m.; Children/Youth, 7 p.m. Telephone: 453-4256. Fax: 453-6986. E-mail: office@apfellow ship.org; Web site,www.apfellow ship.org. First Baptist Church ofAvon Park 100 N. Lake Ave., Avon Park. Rev. Jon Beck, pastor; Jared Hewitt, youth minister; and Joy Loomis, music director. Regular Sunday schedule: 8:30 a.m. Orchestra rehearsal; 9 a.m. Library open; 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 11 a.m. Morning Worship; 11 a.m. Children's Church; 4 p.m. Evening Service. Tuesday schedule: 8-10 a.m., basic computer class/Sonshine House; 7-9 p.m. conversational English and citizenship classes/Sonshine House. Regular Wednesday schedule: 5:15 p.m. Family Night Supper; 6 p.m. Bible Study and Prayer; 6 p.m. Adult Choir Practice; 6:30 p.m. children's choir rehearsals; 7 p.m. children's mission groups. Call 4536681 for details. Primera Mision Bautista, 100 N. Lake Ave., Avon Park, Johnattan Soltero, Pastor. Regular Sunday schedule: 10 a.m., Bible Study; 11 a.m., Worship Service. Wednesday schedule: 7 p.m., Bible study. First Baptist Church of Lake Josephine, 111 Lake Josephine Drive, Sebring (just off U.S. 27 midway between Sebring and Lake Placid). Your place for family, friends and faith. Sunday morning worship service is 11 a.m. Nursery is provided for both services with Children's Church at 11 a.m. Life changing Bible Study for all ages starts at 9:45 a.m. Associate Pastor Allen Altvater leads the youth in their quest to become more like Christ. Sunday night worship at 6 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study and Prayer meeting at 7 p.m. along with youth worship in the youth facility, and missions training for all children. Call the church at 655-1524. First Baptist Church of Lake Placid, Knowing God's Heart and Sharing God's Hope, 119 E. Royal Palm Street. (2 blocks south of Interlake Blvd) Lake Placid, FL 33852 (863) 465-3721, Email: www.fbclp.com. Pastor Brett Morey, senior pastor. Sunday services Traditional Service 9 a.m., Contemporary Service 10:30 a.m. Link Groups at 9 and 10:30 a..m., Senior Sunday Night and Sunday Evening Bible study at 6 p.m. Wednesday Activities: Family dinner at 5 p.m. ($3 per person, reservations required). Adult-LifeSource classes, prayer meeting, Youth Intersections, and Kids K-5MaxKidz Extreme meet at 6:15 p.m. Men meet at 8 a.m. every Tuesday for prayer breakfast and women's prayer breakfast is at 8 a.m. every Wednesday, both at the Family Restaurant. First Baptist Church of Lorida located right on U.S. 98 in Lorida. Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m. for all ages. Sunday worship services are at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Preschool care is provided at the 11 a.m. worship service. Wednesday evening Bible Study and Prayer meeting is at 6:30 p.m., followed by adult choir rehearsal. From September to May our youth group meets. First Lorida is the "Place to discover God's love." For more information about the church or the ministries offered, call 6551878. First Baptist Church, Sebring, 200 East Center Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. Telephone: 385-5154. Dr. David E. Richardson, senior pastor; Rev. Joe Delph, minister of youth and activities. Contemporary Service, 8:30 a.m.; Group Bible Studies, 9:45 a.m.; Traditional Worship, 11 a.m.; Mision Buatista Hispana, 2 p.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs at the ROC begin 5:30 p.m., at church begin 6:30 p.m. Preschool and Mother's Day Out for children age 6 weeks to 5 years old. Becky Gotsch, director. Call 385-4704. Florida Avenue Baptist Church, 401 S. Florida Ave., Avon Park. Mailing address is 710 W. Bell St., AvonPark, FL33825. Telephone, 453-5339. Rev. John D. Girdley, pastor. Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 11 a.m.; 11 a.m. Children's Church; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs for children, youth and adults at 7 p.m. Independent Baptist Church 5704 County Road 17 South, Sebring, FL33876. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Sunday worship, 10:30 a.m. Sunday evening, 6 p.m. Wednesday service, 7 p.m. Fundamental, soul-winning, mission-minded, King James Bible Church. Larry Ruse, pastor. Phone 655-1899. Bus transportation. Leisure Lakes Baptist Church 808 Gardenia St., Lake Placid (just off of Miller at the west end of Lake June) "Where the old fashion gospel is preached." Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Worship service at 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Service is at 6 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Meeting and Bible Study at 7 p.m. Call the church at 699-0671 for more information. Maranatha Baptist Church (GARBC), 35 Maranatha Blvd., Sebring, FL33870 (Ahalf mile east of Highlands Avenue on Arbuckle Creek Road.) Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m.; Evening Service, 6 p.m. Mid-week service, Wednesday, 6 p.m. Daily Prayer and Bible Study, 8 a.m., Hamman Hall. Pastor Gerald Webber and Associate Pastors Don Messenger and Ted Ertle. Phone 382-4301. Parkway Free Will Baptist Church, 3413 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL33870. Welcome to the church where the "Son" always shines. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m.; and Wednesday Evening Worship, 7 p.m. End-of-the-Month-Sing at 6 p.m. on the last Sunday of each month. The Rev. J.S. Scaggs, pastor. Church phone: 382-3552. Home phone: 214-3025. Affiliated with the National Association of Free Will Baptists, Nashville, Tenn. Sparta Road Baptist Church, (SBC) 4400 Sparta Road. Rev. Ken Geren, interim pastor. Sunday school, 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Prayer/Bible Study, 6 p.m. Nursery provided. For information, call 3820869. Southside Baptist Church (GARBC), 379 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring. David C. Altman, Pastor; Chuck Pausley, Youth Pastor; Ralph O. Burns, Assistant to the Pastor. Sunday School for all ages, 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship Service, 10:45 a.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Awana kindergarten through fifth grade, 6:30 p.m.; Youth Meeting for Teens, 6:30 p.m. Adult Midweek Prayer and Bible Study, 7 p.m. A nursery for under age 3 is available at all services. Provisions for handicapped and hard-of-hearing. Office phone, 385-0752. Sunridge Baptist Church, (SBC) 3704 Valerie Blvd. (U.S. 27 and Valerie, across from Florida Hospital), Sebring. Ed Howell, transitional pastor. Sunday School, 9;30 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; and Sunday Evening Service, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Prayer, Bible Study, and Youth, 6:30 p.m.Nursery provided. For information, call 3823695. CATHOLIC Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 595 East Main St., Avon Park, 453-4757. Father Nicholas McLoughlin, pastor. Saturday Vigil Mass is 4 p.m. in English and 7 p.m. in Spanish; Sunday mass 8 and 10:30 a.m. in English; 6 p.m., Life Teen Mass. Weekday mass at 8 a.m. Confessions are at 3:30 p.m. Saturday. Religious Education Classes are 9-10:20 a.m. Sunday for grades K through 8th. Confirmation class is from 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday. Youth Nights grades 6th and up, 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday. St. Catherine Catholic Church, 820 Hickory St., Sebring. Mailing address: 882 Bay St., Sebring, FL 33870, 385-0049. www.stcathe. com. Very Rev. JosŽ Gonz‡lez, V.F., Pastor. Masses Saturday Vigil: 4 p.m. Sunday: 7:30, 9 and 10:30 a.m. and noon Spanish Mass. Daily Masses 8 a.m. and noon Monday-Friday; 9 a.m. Saturday. Confessions: 3-3:45 p.m. Saturdays, 7:15-7:45 a.m. first Friday, or by appointment. Enrollment for Catholic School grades K3 through 5 not being accepted. St. James Catholic Church, 3380 Placidview Drive, Lake Placid, 465-3215. Father Michael J. Cannon. Mass schedule: Summer (May 1 to Oct. 31) Saturday Vigil, 4 p.m.; Sunday 8 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.; Weekdays, 9 a.m. December thru Easter Saturday, 4 p.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.; Weekdays 9 a.m.; and Holy Days 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., first Saturday at 9 a.m. CHRISTIAN Eastside Christian Church, 101 Peace Ave., Lake Placid, FL 33852 (two miles east of U.S. 27 on County Road 621), 465-7065. Ray Culpepper, senior pastor. Sunday: Bible classes, 9 a.m.; Worship Celebration with the Lord's Supper each week 10:15 a.m. Thelma Hall, organist; and Pat Hjort, pianist. Wednesday: Praise and Prayer, 6:30 p.m.; "Building God's Kingdom for Everyone." "Jesus Christ, the Way, Truth and Life!" "Alive and Worth the Drive!" Sebring Christian Church, 4514 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872. Tod Schwingel, Preacher; Marco Gallardo, Youth Pastor. Sunday Worship, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday School, 11 a.m.; Sunday Youth Service, 6 p.m; Evening service resumes in November at 6 p.m. Wednesday night meals, 5:30 p.m. followed by classes at 6:30 p.m. Office hours, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday-Friday. Phone 382-6676. First Christian Church, 1016 W. Camphor St., Avon Park, FL 33825; (863) 453-5334; on the Web at www.firstchristianap.com. Our motto is "Jesus is First at First Christian Church."Greg Ratliff, Senior Minister; Ray Culpepper, Family Life Minister; Jon Carter, Music Director. Bible School 9 a.m.; Worship 10 a.m.; Bible Study, 6 p.m.; Wednesdaystudies for all ages, 6 p.m. Nursery provided for all events. First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) 510 Poinsettia Avenue, (corner of Poinsettia and Eucalyptus), Sebring, FL33870. Phone: 3850358 or 385-3435. The Rev. Ronald Norton, Pastor; Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Praise Breakfast, 10 a..m., Morning Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Children's Church, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Praise and Worship, 6:45 p.m. Youth Fellowship, 7:15 p.m.; Midweek Bible Study, 7:15 p.m. CHRISTIAN & MISSIONARY ALLIANCE The Alliance Church of Sebring, 4451 Sparta Road, Sebring, FL33875. Call 382-1343. Rev. Steve Hagen, pastor. Sunday services: Sunday School meets at 9:30 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship Service meets at 10:30 a.m.; Sunday Evening Bible Study meets at 6 p.m. (off site); Wednesday Prayer Gathering meets at 6 p.m. CHRISTIAN SCIENCE Christian Science Church, 146 N. Franklin St. Sunday: 10:30 a.m. morning worship and Sunday school. Testimonial meetings at 4 p.m. each second and fourth Wednesday. Afree public reading room/bookstore, located in the church, is open before and after church services. The Bible and the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures'by Mary Baker Eddy are our only preachers. All are welcome to come and partake of the comfort, guidance, support and healing found in the lesson-sermons. CHURCH OF BRETHREN Church of the Brethren 700 S. Pine St., Sebring, FL33870 Sunday: Church School, 9 a.m .; Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m Wednesday: Temple Choir, 7:3 0 p.m. Phone 385-1597. CHURCH OF CHRIST Avon Park Church of Chris t, 200 S. Forest Ave.,Avon Park, F L 33825. Minister: Larry Roberts Sunday Worship Services, 10:3 0 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nursery facilitie s are available at every service. Bibl e Study: Sunday, 9:30 a.m. an d Wednesday, 7 p.m. Bible centere d classes for all ages. Church phone : 453-4692. Sebring Parkway Church o f Christ, 3800 Sebring Parkwa y, Sebring, FL33870; 385-7443. W e would like to extend an invitatio n for you and your family to visit wit h us here at Sebring Parkway. Ou r hours of service are: Sunda y Worship Service, 9 a.m.; Sunda y Bible Class, 10:15 a.m.; Sunda y Evening Service, 6 p.m .; Wednesday Service, 7 p.m. CHURCH OF NAZARENE First Church of the Nazaren e of AvonPark, P.O. Box 1118 ., AvonPark, FL33825-1118. 707 W Main St. Randall Rupert, Pasto r. Sunday: Sunday school begins a t 9:45 a.m. for all ages; morning wo rship at 10:45 a.m.; and evenin g service at 6 p.m. Wednesda y evening service is at 7 p.m. wit h special services for children an d adults. Special services once a month for seniors (Prime Time) an d Ladies ministries. If you need an y more information, call 453-4851. First Church of the Nazaren e of Lake Placid, 512 W. Interlak e Blvd., Lake Placid, FL33852 Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; Mornin g worship, 10:45 a.m.; Evening serv ice, 6 p.m. Wednesday evening, 7 p.m. Classes for adult children an d youth. Call 465-6916. Pastor Tim Taylor. CHURCHES OF CHRIST IN CHRISTIAN UNION Community Bible Church Churches of Christ in Christia n Union, (Orange Blossom Conference Center) 1400 C-17 A North (truck route), AvonPark Presenting Jesus Christ as th e answer for time and eternit y. Sunday morning worship service 10:30 a.m. Nursery provided Junior Church activities at sam e time for K-6 grade. Sunday Schoo l Bible hour (all ages), 9:30 a.m (Transportation available.) Sunda y evening praise and worship serv ice, 6 p.m. Wednesday evenin g prayer service, 7 p.m. Children an d youth activities at 7 p.m Wednesday. Everyone is welcome please come worship with us. Do n Seymour, Senior Pastor. Phon e 452-0088.PLACESTOWORSHIP We've all read stories about alien creatures taking over the planet and smothering everything in their paths. These fictional aliens come in all shapes, sizes and forms. Sometimes though, as the saying goes, "truth is stranger t han fiction." This may well be the c ase with the invasive exotic vines L ygodium Microphyllum and L ygodium Japonicum. Lygodium is considered the g reatest threat, as far as invasive e xotics go, to our beautiful state. These two species of Lygodium, c ommonly called Old World C limbing Fern and Japanese C limbing Fern, should simply not b e in Florida. It is believed that t hey were intentionally brought h ere in the early and mid-1900's for o rnamental purposes. These i nvaders of our natural areas make t hemselves at home in various plant c ommunities such as pine flatw oods, wet prairies, sawgrass m arshes, mangrove communities, a nd floodplains. They grow into the t rees and shade out any other plants t hat are present. They literally s mother and suffocate everything in t heir path. Old World climbing fern can actually resprout from each leaf. Some of the leaves produce spores along their margins, which eventually result in new plants and so on and so on. The rapid and explosive growth of these ferns is cause for serious concern. The plant grows quickly and spreads to far away areas because of the microscopic air-born spores that float freely to their new destinations. These ferns threaten our wetland communities and cause serious safety concerns regarding wildfire. Fire is a natural occurrence in many plant communities. If Lygodium is present it alters the fire behavior. Because the fern grows fronds that can reach more than 100 feet in length, it tends to climb up tall trees. These long lengths of fern serve as ladders to carry the fire into the tops of the trees causing a catastrophic fire. When fire reaches the tops or canopy of the trees it can jump from one plant community to another. Many fire dependent species of trees such as Slash Pine would normally survive the fire's heat, however when the fire gets into the crown of the tree it will most certainly cause its demise. As far as wildlife is concerned, the plant is a menace. Species such as the Florida black bear, wood stork and Sherman's fox squirrel are all threatened by the rapid growth of this plant in their habitats. The food these creatures need to survive as well as shelter is literally smothered out due to the blanketing effect of the vine. Both Old World and Japanese Climbing ferns are true ferns. They are perennial and vine like because of their ability to climb up surfaces. Old World climbing fern is native to wet tropical and subtropical regions of Asia, Africa, India, Australia and the Pacific to Tahiti. Japanese climbing fern is native to temperate and tropical Asia. Because of Florida's tropical climate and fertile soil, both varieties of fern are becoming more widespread. Residents of Highlands County are fortunate to have some of the most beautiful natural areas in the state. One such area is the Sun 'N Lake Wildlife Preserve. This 1,350acre parcel is located at the end of Sun 'N Lake Boulevard in Sebring. This majestic natural area consists of a complex mosaic of natural communities. The site consists of mesic, wet and scrubby flatwoods, dome swamps, seepage streams, and cypress swamps. Passive recreation such as biking and hiking are the activities allowed on the property. Unfortunately, like many other pristine areas in Florida, Lygodium has reared its ugly head on the property. However, because of Highlands County's Department o f Parks and Natural Resources Invasive Weed Control team, a ba ttle is being fought. Danny Copeland and Rich Haley, weed control technicians, have been tak ing on the green alien on the Sun 'N Lake Preserve property. In November, the crew sprayed hundreds of Lygodium plants and will continually monitor the areas to make sure the plants don't resprout. Fortunately, they are on the constant look out for these green monsters. Amonthly routine maintenance plan is in place to ensure the Preserve doesn't get taken over by these exotic pests as well as many other species. Many other agencies such as The Nature Conservancy, the United States Department of Agriculture, and Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council are fighting the good fight in an effort to attack th is invasive pest. Although the battle seems almost hopeless at times, it s good to know that there are so many agencies and groups that are banding together to protect our na tural resources. Corine Burgess is an Environmental Specialist for the Parks & Natural Resources Department assisting the Highlands Soil and Water Conservation District. Lygodium is considered the greatest invasive exotic threat to Florida Courtesy photo Danny Copeland (front) and Rich Haley treat the invasive exotic Lygodium on the Sun 'N Lake Preserve. News From The Watershed Corine Burgess

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www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, December 12, 2010Page 7C EPISCOPAL The Episcopal Church of the R edeemer .Service time is 9:30 w ith Holy Communion. Coffee hour f ollowing services. Newcomers w elcome. Call 453-5664 or e-mail r edeemer1895@aol.com Web site: r edeemeravon.com. The church is a t 839 Howe's Way, Avon Park ( two miles north of Sun 'N Lake B oulevard, across from Wells D odge.) St. Agnes Episcopal Church 3 840 Lakeview Drive, Sebring, FL 3 3870. Sunday Services: Holy E ucharist Rite I 7:45 a.m., Holy E ucharist Rite II 10 a.m. Midweek s ervice on Wednesday at 6 p.m. S unday School for all ages at 9 a .m. The nursery is open 8:45 a.m. u ntil 15 minutes after the 10 a.m. s ervice ends. Wednesday: Adult B ible study, 9:30 a.m. Visitors are a lways welcome. The Rev. Jim K urtz, rector. Church office 3857 649, for more information. St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal C hurch, 43 Lake June Road, Lake P lacid, FL33852. Phone: 4650 051. Rev. Elizabeth L. Myers, R ector. Sunday Worship, 8 a.m., 1 0:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesday e vening: Holy Communion with H ealing Service, 6:15 p.m. Child c are available at the 8 a.m. and 1 0:30 a.m. Sunday service. Come s ee what makes us different. GRACE BRETHREN Grace Brethren Church, 3626 T hunderbird Road, (863) 8350 869. Dr. Randall Smith, senior p astor. Sunday services at 9 a.m., 1 0:45 a.m. and 6 p.m.; Wednesday s ervices at 7 p.m. We offer "Kid C ity" Children's Ministry throughout a ll services, and there are variosu o ther classes for teens, married c ouples, "prime-timers," and Bible s tudies in Spanish. "Kid City" Day C are, Preschool and After-School M onday-Friday: 7 a.m.-6 p.m. (For r egistration call: 385-3111). Check u s out on the Web atwww.sebringg race.org. INTERDENOMINATIONAL World Harvest and Restoration M inistries, (non-denominational) 2 200 N. Avon Blvd., AvonPark, FL 3 3825. Phone: 452-9777 or 4533 771. Sunday service: Sunday S chool, 10 a.m. and worship, 11 a .m. Wednesday services: 7 p.m. p rayer meeting/Bible study. Pastor: W .H. Rogers. JEWISH Temple Israel of Highlands C ounty, 382-7744. Rabbi Lorraine R udenberg; www.templeisr aelofhcfl.org.Temple Israel is a R eform Temple that promotes the e nduring and fundamental princip les of Judaism. Through prayer, s tudy and friendship we strive to e nrich our lives and insure Jewish c ontinuity in Highlands County. F riday Evening Erev Shabbat S ervice, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday M orning Shabbat Minyon Service, 9 :30 a.m.; Saturday Morning Torah S tudy, 10:30 a.m.; Saturday A fternoon Shabbat Study, 3:30 p .m.; Havdallah, 5 p.m. On the foll owing dates: Oct. 1-2, Simchat T orah; Oct. 14-15, Oct. 29-30, Nov. 1 2-13, Nov. 26-27, Dec. 10-11, D ec. 24-25, Jan. 7-8, Jan. 21-22, F eb. 4-5, Feb. 18-19. Every T hursday will be Hebrew and Bible c lasses with Howard Salles, 12:304 :30 p.m. LUTHERAN Atonement Lutheran Church (ELCA), 1178 S.E. Lakeview Drive., Sebring. David Thoresen, Deacon, Spiritual Leader. Jim Helwig, organist/choir director. Worship service at 9:30 a.m.; Holy Eucharist is every Sunday. Coffee hour on the first and third Sunday of each month. Council meeting on the first Monday of month; Ladies Group WELCAmeets at noon second Monday of month with lunch. Bring a dish to pass. Church Vegetable Garden Club meets as needed. Labyrinth Prayer Garden open seven days a week to congretation and community. Like to sing? Come join the choir. Visitors always welcome. Come grow with us. Phone 385-0797. Christ Lutheran Church Avon Park, 1320 County Road 64, 1/2 mile east of Avon Park High School. Sunday Divine Worship is at 10 a.m. Holy Communion is celebrated every week with traditional Lutheran Liturgy, hymns and songs of praise. Fellowship time with coffee and refreshments follows worship. Come worship and fellowship with us. For information call Pastor Scott McLean at 471-2663 or seechristlutheranavonpark.org. Faith Lutheran Church LCMS, 2740Lakeview Drive, Sebring. Church phone: 385-7848, Faith Child Development Center, 385-3232. Gary Kindle, Pastor; Lea Ann Curry, Parish Nurse. Worship services: 8 a.m. Sunday; Sunday school for children and adult Bible classes is 9:15 a.m.; and Praise worship service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Communion is served the first and third and fifth Sunday of the month. Sunday worship service is broadcast on WITS 1340 AM at 8 a.m. each Sunday. Educational opportunities include weekly adult Bible studies. Faith's Closet Thrift Store (385-2782) is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. All are warmly welcome in the Family of Faith. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (AALC) American Association of Lutheran Churches, 4348 Schumacher Road, Sebring, one mile west of Wal-Mart. James Weed, pastor. Worship Service, 9 a.m. Sunday. Bible Study, 11 a.m. Nursery provided. Social activities: Choir, Missions, Evangelism. Phone 3851163. New Life Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3725 Hammock Road, a Congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod (ELS) in fellowship with the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS). Sunday Worship at 10 a.m.; Bible Study, 9 a.m. For more information, call Pastor Brian Klebig at 385-2293 or visit the Web site at www.newlife sebring.com. ResurrectionLutheran Church ELCA 324 E. Main St., Avon Park. Pastor: Rev. John C. Grodzinski. Early Sunday service, 8 a.., Sunday school at 9:10 a.m. and the second service at 10:30 a.m. Coffee and fellowship hour follow the service. Midweek Fragrance Free Wednesday worship, (year round) 7 p.m. Office phone number is 453-6858. Trinity Lutheran Church LCMS, 25 Lakeview St., Lake Placid, FL33852; 465-5253. The Rev. Richard A. Norris, pastor; and Noel Johnson, youth and family life. Worship schedule for December through Easter: Worship service 8 and 11 a.m.; Communion services, first and third Sundays; (Children's Church, 11 a.m. only); and Education Hour, 9:30 a.m. Worship schedule for summer through fall: Worship service, 9 a.m.; Communion services, first and third Sundays; Education Hour 10:30 a.m. Additional services: Lent and Advent season, 6 p.m.; Maundy Thursday and Good Friday, 7 p.m.; Easter Sunday, 7 and 10 a.m.; Christmas Eve, 7 p.m.; Christmas Day, 10 a.m.; Thanksgiving Eve, Wednesday, 7 p.m. Fellowship activities: Youth Group, Senior Citizens, Younger Side Adults, Ladies Missionary League, Ladies Guild, Small group studies as scheduled. Music: Choir and hand chimes. Trinity Tots Preschool (3-5 years old): 8:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. License: C14H10020: Susan Norris, director. Visit us online at: www.vchurches.com/trinitylutheranlp. NON-DENOMINATIONAL Bible Fellowship Church, 3750 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872. Sunday: American Sign Language: First Worship sermon, songs signed first and second Worship services. First Worship service, 9 a.m.; Second Worship service, 10:45 a.m. Nursery (up to 2 years old) and Sunday school classes both hours. BFC Youth, 6 p.m.; Evening Service, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday: Children, ages 4 years to fifth grade, 6 p.m.; Youth, 6-7:30 p.m.; Prayer time, 6:15 p.m. Todd Patterson, pastor; Andy McQuaid, associate pastor. Church office 385-1024. Calvary Church, 1825 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872; 386-4900. An independent community church. Sunday morning worship, 10 a.m.; Bible study, 11:15 a.m.; Sunday evening worship, 6 p.m. Youth group meets at 5 p.m. Friday. Pastor Lester Osbeck. Asmall friendly church waiting for your visit. Christian Training Ministries Inc., on Sebring Parkway. Enter off County Road 17 on Simpson Avenue. Sunday service is at 10 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m. Anursery and children's church are provided. The church is part of Christian International Ministries Network, a full gospel, non-denominational ministry. Linda M. Downing, minister: Phone, 3149195, lindadowning@live.com.Casey L. Downing, associate minister: Phone, 385-8171, caseydown ing@hotmail.com. Web site is www.christiantrainingministries.net Grace Bible Church, 4541 Thunderbird Road, (second church on left) Sebring, FL33872. Phone, 382-1085. Andrew Katsanis, senior pastor. Saturday Worship, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, 9 and 11 a.m. Tuesday 6 p.m. Grace Bible Academy Adult Investigating Truth; first and third Tuesday, Prayer Gathering, 7:15 p.m.; Wednesday, Children's & Youth Programs, 6 p.m.; Wednesday, 8:30 p.m., College Ministry.www.GBCconnected.org Highlands Community Church a casual contemporary church, meets at 3005 New Life Way. Coffee at 9:30 a.m.; Worship at 10 a.m. Nursery and Kid's World classes. Small groups meet throughout the week. Church phone is 402-1684; Pastor Bruce A. Linhart. Union Congregational Church 106 N. Butler Ave., Avon Park, FL 33825. Sunday worship services are at 7:45 a.m. (informal), 9:15 a.m. (traditional) and 10:45 a.m. (contemporary) in the main sanctuary. Sunday school for all ages is at 9:15 a.m. We also offer Wednesday and Saturday services at 6;15 a.m. and 6 p.m., respectively. Nursery/child care is available for all services. Senior Pastor is Bill Breylinger. Office: 453-3345. Web page at www.weareunion.org. All teachings are taken from the Manufacturer's Handbook The Holy Bible. Come join us. Unity Life Enrichment Centre, new location, 10417 Orange Blossom Blvd. S., Sebring, FL 33875; 471-1122; e-mail unity@vistanet.net. Web site, www.unityofsebring.org. 10:30 a.m. Sunday Celebration Service, Nursery and Children's Church. Weekly Classes, Christian Bookstore and Cafe, Prayer Ministry, Life Enrichment Groups. Rev. Andrew C. Conyer, senior minister transforming lives from ordinary to extraordinary. The Way Church, 1005 N. Ridgewood Drive, Sebring. Sunday school and worship service at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Youth activities, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays. The Way is a church family who gathers for contemporary worship, teaching of God's Word, prayer and fellowship. Come early and stay after for fellowship time. Child care and children's church are provided. Reinhold Buxbaum is pastor. The Way Aplace for you. Office Phone:471-6140, Church Cell Phone:381-6190. Email: theway church@hotmail.com. Web site:www.TheWayChurch.org PRESBYTERIAN Covenant Presbyterian Church (PCA) 4500 Sun N Lake Blvd., Sebring, 33872-2113. A Congregation of the Presbyterian Church in America. Worship services: Sunday morning worship, informal, 8 a.m.; regular, 10:30 a.m. Sunday School, 9:15 a.m.; Sunday evening, 6:30 p.m.; Wednesday evening Prayer Meeting, 6 p.m.; Youth Group and Kids Quest, 5:307 p.m.; choir practice, 7:15 p.m. Phone: 385-3234; Fax: 385-2759; e-mail: covpres@strato.net; Web site: www.cpcsebring.org. Rev. W. Darrell Arnold, pastor. Office hours: 8:30-11:30 a.m. Monday through Thursday. First Presbyterian Church ARP, 215 E. Circle St., (two entrances on LaGrande), Avon Park, FL33825. Phone: 453-3242. The Rev. Robert Johnson is the pastor. Sunday School, 9:15 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study, 10:30 a.m.; Potluck dinner, 6 p.m. third Wednesday; choir practice, 6:30 p.m. each Wednesday; Esther and Mary Circles business meeting, 3:30 p.m. third Thursday; Sarah Circle business meeting, 7 p.m. second Tuesday; Women's Ministries Combined Bible study, 4 p.m. third Thursday; Family Movie, 4 p.m. third Sunday. Be a part of a warm, caring church family with traditional services, following biblical truth. First Presbyterian Church, ARP, 319 Poinsettia Ave., Sebring, FL33870. 385-0107. Sunday School, all ages, 9:30 a.m.; Worship Service, 11 a.m.; Tuesday: Youth Group, 6-7:30 p.m.; Senior High Youth Group, 6:30-8:15 p.m. Wednesday: Adult Bible Study, 10:30 a.m.; choir rehearsal, 5:30 p.m. Nursery available for Sunday worship. Call the church office for more information and other classes. Rev. Darrell A. Peer, pastor. Gayle Sparks, director of youth ministry. First Presbyterian Church, ARP, www.fpclp.com,118 N. Oak Ave., Lake Placid, 465-2742. The Rev. Ray Cameron, senior pastor; the Rev. Drew Severance, associate pastor. Sunday morning traditional worship is at 8:15 and 9:30 a.m.; and contemporary worship is at 11 a.m. in Friendship Hall. Avariety of Sunday school classes for adults and children are at 9:45 and 11 a.m. in the educational building. Call the church office for more information about the classes offered. Nursery is provided for babies and toddlers; while young children up to second grade have a special Children's Church offered during the worship service to help them grow in their spiritual knowledge. Spring Lake Presbyterian Church (USA), 5887 U.S. 98, Sebring, FL33876. Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Worship Service, 10 a.m. Session meets at 6:30 p.m. the second Thursday of the month, September throughJune. Board of Deacon's meet at 5:30 p.m. first Monday of the month. Choir rehearses at 7 p.m. each Wednesday, September through April. Presbyterian Women meet at 10 a.m. the third Thursday of the month. Organist: Richard Wedig. Choir Director: Suzan Wedig. Church phone, 655-0713; e-mail,springlakepc@embarqmail.com,Web site, http://slpc.presbychurch.org. SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST Avon Park Seventh-day Adventist Church 1410 West Avon Blvd., AvonPark. Phone: 453-6641 or e-mail: avonparksda@embarqmail.com,Sabbath School, 9:30 a.m Saturday. Church Service 10:45 a.m. Saturday. Wednesday prayer meeting 7 p.m. Community Service hours on Tuesday and Thursday is from 9:00 a.m. till 2 p.m. Asale takes place the first Sunday of each month. Senior Pastor Paul Boling; and Associate Pastor Kameron DeVasher. Walker Memorial Academy Christian School offering education for kindergarten through 12th grades. ALLARE WELCOME. Website is www.discoverjesus.org Sebring Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 2106 N. State Road 17, Sebring; 385-2438. Worship Services: 9:15 a.m. Worship hour, 11 a.m. Prayer meeting, Tuesday, 7:15 p.m. Community service: every Monday 9-11 a.m. Health Seminar with Dr. Seralde, every Friday, 10:00 a.m. Pastor Amado Luzbet. THE CHURCH OF LATTER DAY SAINTS The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints 3235 Grand Prix Drive, Sebring, FL33870. Phone: 382-9092. Dale Bargar, bishop; David Ward, first counselor; and Steve Austin, second counselor. Family History Center: 3821822. Sunday services: Sacrament meeting, 10 a.m.; Sunday school, 11:20 a.m.; and Priesthood/Relief Society, 12 p.m. Primary for children, 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. Youth activities from 7-8:20 p.m. Wednesday: 11-year-old Scouts, 78:20 p.m. first and third Wednesday; and activity days for 8-11 year old boys and girls from 78:20 p.m. second and fourth Wednesday. THE SALVATION ARMY The Salvation Army Center for Worship Sunday: Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.; Holiness meeting, 11 a.m.; and Praise meeting and lunch, noon. Tuesday: Bible study, 6:30 p.m.; and Women 's Ministries, 7 p.m. Wednesda y: Youth Ministries, 4 p.m. All mee tings are at 120 N. Ridgewood Ave ., Sebring. For more information, vis it the Web site www.salvationarm ysebring.com or call Major Bruc e Stefanik at 385-7548, ext. 110. UNITED METHODIST First United Methodist Church 105 S. Pine St., Sebring,FL3387 0. The Rev. A.C. Bryant, pasto r. Traditional Worship Service at 8:1 0 and 10:50 a.m. in the sanctuar y, Contemporary Worship in the FL C at 9:30 a.m. Sunday School at 9:3 0 and 10:30 a.m. Methodist You th Fellowship at 5:30 p.m. Sunday s with Rick Heilig, youth directo r. The 10:55 a.m. Sunday worsh ip service is broadcast over WIT S 1340 on AM dial. There is a nurse ry available at all services. First United Methodist Church 200 South Lake Avenue, Avo n Park, FL33825. (863) 453-3759, R James Weiss, Pastor, Summe r Schedule, Sunday School 9:0 0 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m. Memorial United Methodis t Church, 500 Kent Ave., (overloo king Lake Clay) Lake Placid, F L, 33852. The Rev. Fred Ball. pasto r. Claude H.L. Burnett, pastor al assistant. Sunday schedul e: Heritage Worship Service, 8:3 0 a.m. (October-May only); Scho ol School for all ages, 9:30 a.m .; Celebration Worship Service at 10:45 a.m.; New Song worsh ip service at 10:45 a.m. Loving nur sery care provided every Sunda y morning. Youth Fellowship, 5 p.m Bible Fellowship Class, 6 p.m (October-May only). We offe r Christ-centered Sunday scho ol classes, youth programs, Bib le studies, book studies and Christia n fellowship. We are a congregatio n that want to know Christ and mak e Him known. Call the church offic e at 465-2422 or check out ou r church Web site at www.memo rialumc.com. St. John United Methodis t Church, 3214 Grand Prix Driv e, Sebring, FL33872. The Re v. Ronald De Genaro Jr., Pasto r. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Sunda y Morning Worship, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m and 11 a.m. Nursery provided for a ll services. Phone 382-173 6. www.stjohnsebring.org Spring Lake United Methodis t Church, 8170 Cozumel Lan e, (Hwy 98) Sebring. The Rev. Clyd e Weaver Jr., Pastor. Worship ser vice starts at 9:55 a.m. Bible Stud y meets at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesda y. Choir Practice at 4:00 p.m. o n Thursday. Church office phon e: 655-0040. UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST Emmanuel United Church o f Christ, where God is still speaking. 3115 Hope Street, Sebring, F L 33875 (1.8 miles west of U.S. 2 7 and Hammock Road). Sunday wo rship, 9:30 a.m.; Communion wi th worship first Sunday of mont h; Chapel Communion, 8:45 a.m. a ll other Sundays. All are welcome to receive the sacrament. For mor e information, call the church office at 471-1999 or e-mail eucc@ea rth link.net or check theWeb si te sebringemmanuelucc.com. N o matter who you are or where yo u are on life's journey, you're we lcome here.PLACESTOWORSHIP CROSSWORDSOLUTION Special to the News-SunAries (March 21-April 20) Aries, e xpect to turn heads this week because y ou have that special something that e veryone else envies. You actually may f ind all the attention a little unnerving. Taurus (April 21-May 21) Taurus, s top by to see a friend with whom you h ave lost touch. E-mail is one way to go, b ut it lacks the personalization of a visit a nd face-to-face chat. Gemini (May 22-June 21) Gemini, p ut personal feelings aside when dealing w ith a scenario at work. Think with your h ead and not with your heart this time a round. Cancer(June 22-July 22) Cancer, s ave some more money before pulling t he trigger on a big ticket item. It's bett er to be safe than sorry when it comes t o finances. Leo (July 23-Aug. 23) Leo, now is t he ideal time to dabble in real estate. R ates are low and inventory is high. If y ou have been thinking of buying a h ome, speed up your plans. Virgo (Aug. 24-Sept. 22) Virgo, the t ime has come to explore a new occupation. Think outside your current career path. Change might be a good thing for you in the weeks to come. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) Libra, adopt a more professional approach and attitude this week. If ever there was a time for taking a more mature approach at the office, it's now. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) Wishing and hoping won't get the job done, Scorpio. Put a plan of attack into action and get moving. With you behind the wheel, you'll see results much sooner. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) Sagittarius, with so many things to juggle, it's a wonder you can get anything done correctly this week. Somehow you will get everything done and make it out OK. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 20) Capricorn, you are thinking of doing something out of character but don't know what others will think of you. It's OK to go against the grain once in a while. Aquarius (Jan. 21-Feb. 18) Aquarius, when a spouse or loved one has some good ideas, follow through with them. You should share the credit and the glory with someone you care about. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) Pisces, do what you can to succeed this week. Otherwise you will regret that you didn't take every step possible. Dec. 12 Jennifer Connelly, actress, 40; Dec. 13 Taylor Swift, singer, 21; Dec. 14 Patty Duke, actress, 64; Dec. 15 Adam Brody, actor, 31; Dec. 16 Flo Rida, rapper, 31; Dec. 17 Duff Goldman, chef, 36; Dec. 18 Brad Pitt, actor, 47. 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Special to the News-SunLAKE PLACID The C aladium Arts and Crafts C ooperative has selected E leanor Moore as the Crafter o f the Month for December. Moore moved to Sebring i n 1991 from northwestern P ennsylvania, where she w orked as a secretary in a h ospital. She joined the C aladium Co-Op one month a fter it opened. In addition to crafting, M oore works part time at a f lorist shop. Moore said, "Crafting is m ore than a hobby for me. It h as been a great part of my l ife. "I learned to sew and to m ake all sorts of crafts from m y aunt and grandmother. T his is something I've a lways done, and it brings me a lot of joy and satisfaction." Moore's crafts include fabr ic-covered sewing boxes, s hell wreaths and baskets, d ecorated books and photo a lbums, and florals. See her work at the Caladium Co-Op, 132 E. Interlake Blvd. in Lake Placid. Call 699-5940 or visit the Web site, www.caladiumarts.org, for further information. Page 8CNews-SunSunday, December 12, 2010www.newssun.com NEWYEARS EVE AT CHICANESEarly Bird Seatings … 12 Noon to 3pm Dinner Seating … 4pm 8:00pm Special Menu New Years Eve Party Seating Begins 9pm Three course dinner and the party … $75.00 per person Party alone seating after 10pm $25.00 cover charge Tapas menu availableHOTEL PACKAGESGold $211.00 per couple includes Hotel Room, 3 course dinner, party and breakfast for two New Years Day Silver Package $111.00 per couple includes Hotel Room, party and breakfast for two New Years Day.NEW YEARS PARTYFeaturing Dj Mad Max, dancing, party favors, Champage toast and one complimentary house cocktail. 3100 Golfview Rd. SebringLocated in Inn on the Lakes314-0348 ARTS& LEISURE Courtesy photo Eleanor Moore, Lake Placid Caladium Cooperative's Crafter of the Month for December, works part time as a florist. Moore named Crafter of the Month Special to the News-SunSEBRING The Sebring High School C horal Department will present its Winter C oncert at 7 p.m. Tuesday at South Florida C ommunity College's auditorium. The public is invited to come enjoy a varie ty of musical selections including holiday, c lassical, popular and spirituals. Six choirs w ill perform, including Show Choir and a m en's choir. Donations will be taken at the d oor to help support choral music at SHS. Sebring High's choral students recently p erformed with the Disney orchestra at E PCOT's Candlelight Program with narrator Susan Lucci. Sebring's Varsity Choir will perform at Carnegie Hall in the National Youth Choir under the direction of Eph Ehly on April 3. The Sebring choirs are under the choral direction of Luanne Hawk. Hawk is pleased to announce this year's All State Students are Amanda Ladinsky, Rachel LaVo, Olivia Napper and Asia Gilroy. These students passed three extensive theory, sightreading and vocal exams. Amanda has earned a seat in the All State Women's Choir and will perform at the convention in Tampa this January. SHS Winter Chorus Concert is Tuesday Special to the News-SunAVON PARK South Florida Community College presents a stellar evening of brass music with the Florida Orchestra Quintet at 7:30 p.m. Monday in the intimate 245-seat SFCC University Center Auditorium. Led by Dwight Decker, principal trombonist with the Florida Orchestra, this group of five outstanding musicians will play familiar holiday selections as well as repertoire from classical literature, from Handel's Messiah to A Charlie Brown Christmas and everything in between. Robert Smith joined the Florida Orchestra in 1984 and has served as its principal trumpet since 1994. He has been a featured soloist in Florida Orchestra concerts a number of times. Kenneth Brown joined the Florida Orchestra as assistant principal trumpet in 1996. He previously held the same position with the Grand Rapids Symphony in Grand Rapids, Mich. and was principal trumpet with the West Shore Symphony in Muskegon, Mich. Until recently, Andrew Karr was a member of the Florida West Coast Symphony in Sarasota. Prior to that, he was principal horn of the Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra and the Shanghai Broadcasting Symphony Orchestra. After attending the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, he joined the New World Symphony in Miami. Locally, he has performed with the Florida Orchestra and Opera Tampa. Dwight Decker, trombone, is a native of New Jersey. He attended Wheaton College, where he was a student of Jay Friedman and Edward Kleinhammer of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. He has served as principal trombone with the Civic Orchestra of Chicago and with the Shenandoah Valley Music Festival Orchestra in Virginia. Since 1973, he has been principal trombone with The Florida Orchestra. William Mickelsen, tuba, is from Fort Collins, Colo. Upon completion of undergraduate studies at t he University of Northe rn Colorado, Mickelsen taug ht at the University of Rho de Island before entering grad uate studies at Ya le University, where he received the Master of Music degree. He has be en principal tuba with T he Florida Orchestra sin ce 1979. The Kaleidoscope Seri es is sponsored by Charles an d Anne Reynolds, Dr. an d Mrs. Witford Reid/Sebrin g Pain Management, an d Richard and Elina Campbe ll. The performance sponsor is Jean and Larry Lindemer. Tickets range from $19 to $22 and may be purchas ed online 24 hours a day, sev en days a week, at http://pe rformances.southflorida.ed u. Tickets may also be pu rchased by calling the SFC C Box Office at 784-7178 or by visiting the SFCC Bo x Office located in the front of the SFCC Theatre for t he Performing Arts, 600 W College Drive, Avon Par k, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m Monday-Friday. Florida Orchestra Brass Quintet set for show Monday at SFCC Courtesy pho to The Florida Orchestra Brass Quintet will present an evening of classical and holiday selections Monday at the SFCC University Center Auditorium.

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By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comFORTMEADE "What c an you do?" asked Luther C lemons, Avon Park's head c oach during the half where t he Devils led 55-6 over Fort M eade's Miners on the road F riday night. "They are a young team b ut they played their hearts o ut," Clemons said about F ort Meade. The Devils took a c ommanding lead a gainst the Miners e arly, and Clemons s ubstituted his entire b ench two minutes i nto the second period t o get some of the y ounger players floor t ime. "We wanted to work on our g ame with everyone we could t onight. This was a district g ame so we needed to make s ure that we had it wrapped b efore we started rotations, b ut we wanted to get all of o ur guys some work. We d on't want the starters to get r usty, so we put them out t here for awhile," he added w hen asked why the starters t ook the floor against an obviously much younger team. "The football team wouldn't come out (for basketball this season) I was told, and you could tell these guys were very young," Clemons said. "But it was a district game, so we had to play our game, but I didn't want to run the score up to over 100, so we concentrated on our handling and our control." All told, the Red Devil starters saw less than 12 minutes of play, but Reggie Baker and TK Miller still hit 13 points each before being sent to the bench. Avon Park's Marcus Dewberry netted 11 and teammate Alonzo Robertson got into double figures as well with 10 points before taking a seat. "We have a tough game coming up next week against Mulberry," Clemons said. The Devils take to the road to face the Panthers, the only other undefeated team in District 9-3Aplay, for Tuesday's pivotal 7:30 p.m. contest. By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comSebring head coach Paul Brown's assertion that his team was playing with a lot more confidence was put to the test Thursday as they faced perhaps their toughest foe to date. "The last time we played Winter Haven, they mercyruled us 80," Brown said before Thursday's match. "We'll see how we look against them now." That last time was the opening game of the season and Thursday's result, while not able to overcome the Blue Devils, showed how far the Streaks have come as the season moves along. Instead of the 8-0 trouncing of early November, Sebring showed the rising confidence from three wins and a tie in its'last five games, and battled Winter Haven tooth-and-nail all night long. The Lady Devils, 6-0-1 on the season, had all they could handle as Sebring had it tied 1-1 into the waning moments of the first half. Agoal just before intermission put the Devils up at the break, though the Blue Streak defense held them right there for the entire se cond half It wasn't enough in t he By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comLAKE PLACID Two young programs, two firstyear head coaches would make things seem like an even match-up. But Friday's 8-0 win for Lake Placid over Avon Park shows the difference in the current state of the two teams. Whereas the Green Dragon program has been under relative stability, with James Ashley taking over after an extended tenure from Josh Vickler, Red Devil first-year man Victor Munoz is the latest in a long line of seemingly annual coaching changes at Avon Park. "We're a young team and it's all about getting better," Munoz said. "We don't have a junior varsity, so that works against us. Mixing JVand varsity limits our choices. But these kids are always there, they don't quit and I like that. We just need to work more on skills and I'm here to help them with that." And Munoz, a former professional player in his native Peru, would seem the man with the ability and desire to build up those skills and the program. "This is what I like to do, I love to coach," he said. "I plan on being here for as long as they want me." And while things hold promise down the road, this night belonged to the Dragons, and more specifically Jorge Medina. The junior center-mid poured in four goals in helping Lake Placid cruise to the mercy-rule win. He scored the first two minutes apart, firing one in from just inside the box at t he 13:28 mark and then from a good 30 yards out at 15:03. Medina would reach t he hat trick at 24:43 befo re Osvaldo Orduna got into t he mix, scoring the next two at 26:10 and 30:48 to make t a 5-0 lead at the half. Medina then turned his h at trick into the "golden som brero" at the 54:48 mark. "I had three goals in a game last year," he sai d. "This was my first four-go al game. It feels great, but I couldn't have done it witho ut SPORTS D SECTION Inside This Section Heat wins 7th straight . . .3D Lady Devils fall in 3 OTs . . .4D Football playoff scores . . .4D Lightning lose shootout . . .3D News-Sun Sunday, December 12, 2010 News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE J orge Medina is about to fire in his first of four goals Friday night in Lake Placid's 8-0 win over Avon Park. Lake Placid8Avon Park0 News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE T rini Sutton goes up for a shot amidst a trio of Ridge defenders Thursday night. The Bolts rode a torrid shooting f irst half and staved off a furious Sebring comeback which had the Streaks within three with a minute to play. But key f ree throws down the stretch sealed the 64-57 district win f or visiting Ridge. Matt Taylor lead Sebring with 17 points. Comeback comes up short News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHN E Justus Martin tries to gain control of the ball in front of the Winter Haven net Thursday night. The Lady Blue Streaks put up a valiant effort in the 2-0 loss against a Blue Devil team that had mercy-ruled them earlier this season. Winter Haven2Sebring1 Lake Placid on a roll behind Medina's four goals I plan on bein g here for as lon g as they want me .' VICTORMUNOZ Avon Park head coach See DRAGONS, page 4D Special to the News-SunBasketball In other area action Frida y, the Sebring Lady Bl ue Streaks of the basketba ll court rebounded from a toug h loss to Tenoroc Thursday to trounce Ridge on the roa d, 45-24. The Lady green Drago ns of the hardwood fared a litt le better against the Lady Tita ns than Sebring did, but cam e up short, 69-36, to visitin g Tenoroc. Facing what head coa ch David Veley said would be a good test of where h is Dragon squad was at, La ke Placid showed they would be a tough out as the season pr ogresses. The Dragons pushed t he Titans to the limit befo re falling in a 73-70 loss at Tenoroc. Girls Soccer The Lady Dragons g ot back on the winning tra ck after a hard-fought loss to Clewiston Thursday with an 8-0 win at Avon Park Frida y. Taylor Miller scored t he first two goals in the openin g minutes to set the tone. Lady Streaks bounce back, Dragons fight but fall News-Sun photo by BETH BALDRIDGE Bryan Adkins goes up for a rim-rattling two in Avon Park's demolition of an overmatched Ft. Meade squad. Avon Park86Ft. Meade15 Lady Blue Streaks showing signs See SEBRING, p a g e 4D Red Devils down young Miners

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New Year Golf BenefitSEBRING ANew Year's golf tournament to benefit Eddie Bateman will tee off Saturday, Jan. 15 on the Deer Run course at Sun N Lake. The four-person scramble format will kick off with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. Cost is $55 per person/$220 per team. There are also sponsorships available. AGold sponsorship is $1,000 and gets four hole signs, a banner and one team entry. ASilver sponsorship is $500 and includes two hole signs, a banner and one team entry. ABronze sponsorship gets two hole signs and a banner and a single hole sponsorship, for $100, gets one hole sign. There are also single sponsor donations available for $25. For more information, contact Jady Prescott at 381-2117 or email jady_52@hotmail.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 Florida Community College baseball program 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 Indianapolis760.538347318 Houston570.417288321 Tennessee580.385291265 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 Indianapolis 30, Tennessee 28 Sunday's Games 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's Game Baltimore at Houston, 8:30 p.m.EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLPctGB Boston184.818 New York159.6254 Toronto815.3481012Philadelphia715.31811 New Jersey617.2611212Southeast Division WLPctGB Miami168.667 Orlando158.65212Atlanta159.6251 Charlotte814.3647 Washington616.2739 Central Division WLPctGB Chicago138.619 Indiana1110.5242 Milwaukee913.409412Cleveland715.318612Detroit717.292712WESTERN CONFERENCESouthwest Division WLPctGB San Antonio193.864 Dallas184.8181 New Orleans148.6365 Memphis914.3911012Houston814.36411 Northwest Division WLPctGB Utah177.708 Oklahoma City168.6671 Denver148.6362 Portland1211.522412Minnesota617.2611012Pacific Division WLPctGB L.A. Lakers167.696 Phoenix1112.4785 Golden State815.3488 Sacramento515.250912L.A. Clippers518.21711 ___ Thursday's Games Boston 102, Philadelphia 101 Dallas 102, New Jersey 89 Portland 97, Orlando 83 Friday's Games Indiana 100, Charlotte 92 Denver 123, Toronto 116 New York 101, Washington 95 Chicago 88, L.A. Lakers 84 Minnesota 109, Detroit 99 Oklahoma City 97, New Orleans 92 Milwaukee 97, Houston 91 San Antonio 108, Atlanta 92 Portland 101, Phoenix 94 Utah 117, Orlando 105 Miami 106, Golden State 84 Saturday's Games Memphis at L.A. Clippers, late Indiana at Atlanta, late Boston at Charlotte, late Toronto at Detroit, late Minnesota at Chicago, late Utah at Dallas, late Cleveland at Houston, late Miami at Sacramento, late Sunday's Games Denver at New York, 12 p.m. New Orleans at Philadelphia, 12 p.m. L.A. Lakers at New Jersey, 1 p.m. Portland at San Antonio, 3:30 p.m. Cleveland at Oklahoma City, 7 p.m. Orlando at L.A. Clippers, 9:30 p.m.EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLOTPtsGFGA Pittsburgh2082429669 Philadelphia18754110375 N.Y. Rangers17121358880 New Jersey8182185284 N.Y. Islanders5165155588 Northeast Division WLOTPtsGFGA Montreal1892387758 Boston1683358054 Buffalo12134287679 Ottawa13162286892 Toronto10144246285 Southeast Division WLOTPtsGFGA Washington1893399682 Tampa Bay151043489102 Atlanta15113339084 Florida13140267169 Carolina11124267686WESTERN CONFERENCECentral Division WLOTPtsGFGA Detroit1863399272 Chicago16122349587 St. Louis1494327173 Nashville1386326870 Columbus15111317175 Northwest Division WLOTPtsGFGA Vancouver1583338568 Colorado14104329888 Minnesota12114286678 Edmonton11125277699 Calgary12153278189 Pacific Division WLOTPtsGFGA Dallas1792368175 Anaheim15134348196 Los Angeles16100327162 Phoenix1386327675 San Jose14104328683 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. ___ Thursday's Games Boston 5, N.Y. Islanders 2 Buffalo 6, San Jose 3 Philadelphia 4, Toronto 1 Florida 3, Washington 0 N.Y. Rangers 5, Ottawa 3 St. Louis 4, Columbus 1 Minnesota 3, Phoenix 2 Los Angeles 2, Calgary 1 Friday's Games Dallas 2, Carolina 1, SO Edmonton 4, Tampa Bay 3, SO Anaheim 3, Calgary 2, SO Detroit 4, Montreal 2 Ottawa 3, New Jersey 2 Colorado 4, Atlanta 2 Saturday's Games Philadelphia at Boston, late Pittsburgh at Buffalo, late Montreal at Toronto, late Detroit at New Jersey, late Atlanta at N.Y. Islanders, late Colorado at Washington, late N.Y. Rangers at Columbus, late Carolina at St. Louis, late Florida at Nashville, late Dallas at Phoenix, late Tampa Bay at Vancouver, late Minnesota at Los Angeles, late Chicago at San Jose, late Sunday's Games Washington at N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m. Vancouver at Edmonton, 8 p.m. Minnesota at Anaheim, 8 p.m. Friday's Scores EAST Fairfield 72, Siena 55 Kings, Pa. 86, Potsdam 72 Lehigh 91, Marist 78 Salisbury 64, Brooklyn 62 Skidmore 61, Trinity, Conn. 56 St. Francis, NY 76, Canisius 58 SOUTH Asbury 102, Greenville 92 Bellarmine 93, W. Virginia St. 73 Campbell 73, W. Carolina 50 Freed-Hardeman 94, Victory 78 Kentucky Christian 105, Temple Baptist 80 Mercer 73, Navy 68 St. Catherine 99, Mountain St. 86 Tenn. Temple 91, Bryan 80, OT MIDWEST Alma 77, Oberlin 63 Augustana,S.D. 68, Mary 55 Iowa St. 75, Iowa 72 Luther 82, Northwestern, Minn. 71 Mayville St. 79, Minn.-Morris 71 Michigan 75, Utah 64 Minn. Duluth 73, Upper Iowa 71 Minn. St., Mankato 95, Concordia, St.P. 82 N. Michigan 86, Northland Baptist 47 Rochester, Mich. 88, Hope 73 S. Indiana 105, Indiana-Southeast 96 Wartburg 86, Martin Luther 68 Wayne, Neb. 79, Northern St., S.D. 60 Wichita St. 68, Nicholls St. 50 Winona St. 71, Bemidji St. 62 SOUTHWEST Cent. Arkansas 85, Chicago St. 73 Stephen F.Austin 62, Grambling St. 41 FAR WEST Mesa, Colo. 79, W. New Mexico 52 Montana St. 94, Johnson & Wales, Colo. 60 Montana Western 79, NW Nazarene 71 Regis 86, Chadron St. 76 Sacramento St. 65, William Jessup 54 Santa Clara 67, San Jose St. 63 UC Irvine 83, Wyoming 68 Washington St. 74, Texas-Pan American 52 Whitman 77, Menlo 72BASEBALLAmerican League BALTIMORE ORIOLESAgreed to terms with SS Cesar Izturis on a one-year contract. BOSTON RED SOXAgreed to terms with C Jason Varitek on a one-year contract. KANSAS CITY ROYALSAgreed to terms with OF Melky Cabrera on a oneyear contract. LOS ANGELES ANGELSAgreed to terms with LHP Scott Downs on a three-year contract. SEATTLE MARINERSAgreed to terms with DH Jack Cust on a one-year contract. National League ATLANTA BRAVESAgreed to terms with LHP George Sherrill on a one-year contract. HOUSTON ASTROSSigned LHP Ryan Rowland-Smith on a one-year contract. MILWAUKEE BREWERSAgreed to terms with C Wil Nieves on a one-year contract. PITTSBURGH PIRATESAgreed to terms with LHP Scott Olsen on a oneyear contract. WASHINGTON NATIONALSNamed Randy Knorr manager of Syracuse (IL); Tony Beasley manager of Harrisburg (EL); and Gary Cathcart manager, Franklin Bravo pitching coach and Luis Ordaz hitting coach for Auburn (NYP).FOOTBALLNational Football League DETROIT LIONSPlaced WR Derrick Williams on injured reserve. Signed WR Brian Clark. LOCALSCHEDULE SPORTSSNAPSHOTS THESCOREBOARD Lake Placid 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. THURSDAY: Girls Basketball at McKeel,6/7:30 p.m.; Boys Soccer vs.Ft.Meade, 6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Soccer at Ft.Meade,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Weightlifting at Sebring,5 p.m. Sebring 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. TUESDAY: Boys Basketball vs.Hardee,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Soccer at Osceola,7 p.m. THURSDAY: Boys Basketball at Osceola,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Basketball at Hardee, 6/7:30 p.m.; Boys Soccer vs.Ridge,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Weightlifting hosts meet,5 p.m. Walker 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 MONDAY: Girls Soccer at Sebring,7 p.m. TUESDAY: Boys Basketball at Mulberry,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Basketball vs.Mulberry, 6/7:30 p.m.; Boys Soccer vs.Frostproof,6:30 p.m.; Girls Soccer at Frostproof,6 p.m.; Wrestling at Frostproof,7 p.m. THURSDAY: Boys Basketball at Tracy McGrady Shootout,Auburndale,TBA; Girls Basketball vs.Okeechobee,6/7:30 p.m.; Boys Soccer at Mulberry,7 p.m. S S N N O O W W B B O O A A R R D D I I N N G G S SU U N N D D A A Y Y 2 2 p p . m m . 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Associated PressEDMONTON, Alberta J ordan Eberle, Linus Omark a nd Nikolai Khabibulin stole a point for the Tampa Bay L ightning. Eberle and Omark a S wede making his NHL d ebut scored in a shootout a nd Khabibulin starred in r egulation and overtime and s topped both Tampa Bay a ttempts in the tiebreaker to g ive the Edmonton Oilers t heir fifth victory in six g ames, 4-3 over the L ightning on Friday night. Eberle opened the shootout b y beating Dan Ellis with a w rist shot after a series of h igh-speed dekes, and Omark e nded it in the third round, s pinning around in the high s lot, faking a slap shot and f iring a snap shot through E llis'legs. "I'm glad it is over," O mark said. "I was nervous i n the beginning. In the next g ame, I won't be. I know I c an do something at this level n ow, so that's good." Khabibulin stopped MarcAntoine Pouliot's backhander in the first round, then caught Lightning star Steven Stamkos'close-range slap shot in the second. Khabulin made 38 saves in regulation and overtime. Tampa Bay outshot Edmonton 17-1 in the third. "We dodged a bullet tonight," Oilers coach Tom Renneu said. "Tampa may have deserved a better fate. Khabibulin was outstanding. We scored some timely goals but turned the puck over a lot." Stamkos tied it midway through the third, ending a six-game goal drought with his 22nd of the season. "I don't know if they even got a shot in the third period," Stamkos said. "We absolutely dominated them. Their goalie made some big saves. We didn't deserve that kind of fate tonight. We got the point, we battled back, we threw everything at them in the third and they got some big saves." He's second in the NHLin goals, four behind Pittsburgh's Sidney Crosby. "It's my first little slump. Hopefully, it's the last," Stamkos said. "But it's going to happen. Every player goes through it once in a while, I'd rather get it out of the way in the first half of the season and bear down in the next couple games." Ryan Malone and Randy Jones also scored in regulation for the Lightning. Rookie star Taylor Hall scored his 10th goal for Edmonton, and Magnus Paajarvi and Tom Gilbert added goals. "We need those points," Hall said. "You never know what points are going to matter at the end of the year." On Tuesday night, the Oilers lost to Anaheim in the 10th round of a shootout. NOTES: The Oilers are 72-1 in their last 10 games and 11-12-5 overall. ... The Lightning (15-10-4) have lost two in a row and five of their last seven. ... It was the only meeting this season between the teams. ... Omark was called up from the Oilers' AHLaffiliate in Oklahoma City along with Ryan O'Marra to replace injured forwards Ales Hemsky and Shawn Horcoff. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, December 12, 2010Page 3D 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: $20 283 US 27 North € Village Fountain Plaza€ Sebring 471-2852www.thebulbbin.com HOLIDAY GIFT IDEAS Several More Styles to Choose From All Tiffany animals 50% offWe also have lots & lots of closeout items such as fans, “ xtures and lamps. By JANIE McCAULEY Associated PressOAKLAND, Calif. L eBron James and the Miami H eat still have plenty of i mproving to do, the kind of s trides James hopes will put t his team in the champio nship hunt come June. But things certainly seem t o be clicking for the Heat at l ast following a recent funk. Dwyane Wade had 34 p oints, nine rebounds and s even assists, James added 25 p oints, nine assists and seven r ebounds and Miami won its s eason-best seventh straight g ame with a 106-84 victory o ver the cold-shooting G olden State Warriors on F riday night. Miami also established a f ranchise best with seven c onsecutive wins by double d igits, topping the six in a r ow in February 1999. "Me and D-Wade have figu red it out," James said. "We j ust started going back to our g ames, what made us who we a re in this league. It's resulte d in us playing good basketb all, offensively and defens ively." The Heat, who lost three of f our from Nov. 20-27, moved i nto first place in the S outheast Division for the f irst time all season after the O rlando Magic lost their seas on-high fourth straight at U tah. Monta Ellis had 20 points a nd seven assists and Dorell W right, who spent his first s ix seasons with Miami b efore joining the Warriors t his year, added 12 points, 10 r ebounds and four assists in G olden State's season-worst s ixth straight loss. Chris Bosh added 16 p oints and seven rebounds in t he Heat's fifth consecutive w in over Golden State, mired i n a 1-11 stretch. The Warriors dropped their f ifth straight at Oracle Arena a fter beginning the season 50 at home. They haven't won on their own floor since Nov. 15 against Detroit. "I'm not worried, because I think they are playing hard," first-year Golden State coach Keith Smart said. "I would be worried if this team didn't want to work anymore, if they didn't look like they were competing on the floor, then you would have some flags." Golden State played without do-everything guard Stephen Curry, who could be sidelined for an extended period with a sprained right ankle that he re-aggravated in a 111-94 loss Wednesday at San Antonio. He will be re-evaluated in a couple of days once the swelling goes down. James, booed regularly by the standing-room-only sellout crowd of 20,036, shot 10 for 18 and scored 15 of his points in the third quarter before sitting out the fourth. He took only 10 shots in the first half for 10 points, but dished out six assists. Wade, averaging 34 points in his last six games against the Warriors, was 12 for 20 and converted 10 of 13 free throws to help extend the team's longest winning streak since running off nine in a row from March 20April 7 last season. The Heat earned a fourth straight road win two days after a decisive 111-98 victory at Northwest Divisionleading Utah. They wrap up this trip Saturday night at Sacramento. "It's good but it doesn't mean anything. It's still early in the season," Wade said. "Right now what's good is that we've won seven straight playing good basketball. We have a tough game tomorrow, probably the toughest game on this road trip because it's the last one and it's on a back-to-back. We can't have any letdowns." Wade took an elbow to the head from Andris Biedrins 52 seconds into the game while defending Ellis on his first points of the night. Wade was down for about a minute before coming to the bench to be examined. He returned at the 8:14 mark. Miami won for the sixth time in seven games at Oakland but didn't look great in the first half, leading just 48-45 at the break. But the Heat opened the third quarter with an 18-3 run to take control. "They were just getting the ball off the rim and getting fast-break points," Wright said. Reggie Williams and David Lee each scored 13 points for Golden State, which shot 37.3 percent and went 8 for 24 from 3-point range. The Warriors hadn't dropped five in a row at home since a six-game skid from March 1-24, 2002. Golden State's most recent six-game slide occurred from March 2-11, and started with a 110-106 loss at Miami as Wade scored 35 points in the most recent matchup. NOTES: Warriors top draft pick Ekpe Udoh made his season debut after missing five months following surgery on his injured left wrist. ... Wright has doubledoubles in four of his last five games. ... The Heat are 4-4 vs. the Western Conference, now 2-3 on the road. ... Wade was averaging 2.33 steals during the wi nning streak but didn't get o ne Friday. ... Wade did lead t he team in rebounds for t he sixth time in eight games an d his team-best 10th gam e overall. ... Miami is 12 -2 when forcing 14 or mo re turnovers. The Warriors h ad 15. ... Injured 49ers runnin g back Frank Gore, Larry Ba er team president of t he World Series champion S an Francisco Giants an d super middleweight box er Andre Ward were amon g those in attendance. Gian ts center fielder Andres Torr es tossed T-shirts during a fourth-quarter timeout. ... It was the second sellout of t he season at Oracle Arena. MCTpho to Dwayne Wade slips as he drives past a trio of Warrior defenders Friday night. Wade would total 34 points, nine rebounds and seven assists in Miami's win at Golden State. Heat extend season-best winning streak to 7 It's good but it doesn't mean anything. 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"We're young, so it's a bit of a roller coaster at times, but these kids want it, they step up every day and are excited to play. They trained hard all week and tonight they were rewarded for that." At 4-2-1, Lake Placid is right in the mix of the district standings with a big date at top-seed Mulberry looming Tuesday. Avon Park will continue their progress in a tough test as well Tuesday when they host Frostproof. Continued from 1D Dragons face topseed Tuesday News-Sun photo by BETH BALDRIDG E Johntavia Perry lofts in two of her 10 points in the Lady Devils triple overtime loss to Fort Meade Friday. Class 6A State Semifinal Dr. Phillips 37, Seminole 13 Miami Central 30, Cypress Bay 27 Class 5A State Semifinal Plant 48, Lakeland 7 St. Thomas Aquinas 31, Manatee 7 Class 4A State Semifinal Armwood 22, Dwyer 20 Lincoln 36, Gainesville 14 Class 3A State Semifinal Jefferson 28, St. Augustine 27 Miami Norland 44, South Fort Myers 28 Class 1A State Championship Trinity Christian-Jacksonville 27, Delray American H eritage 10 Class 1B State Championship Glades Day 42, Warner Christian 35 Florida High School Football Scores By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comAVON PARK The Lady Devils lost 62-58 in triple overtime to Fort Meade on Friday, but the game seemed to be decided by the referees. "Hard fought and tripleovertime, but it never should have never gotten to that point. We missed a lot of layups and a lot of free throws," said Avon Park's Head Coach Paulette Daley. Avon Park faced foul trouble, with 34 total by the end of the night, and Daley wasn't pleased. "Wow, I didn't know there were that many. I am just going to bluntly say it, it was poor reffing, but we still missed some assignments and some shots," Daley said. Avon Park actually led the Lady Miners 25-21 at the half, but their defense faltered under the shooting of Fort Meade's Angel Mitchell in the second half. Mitchell would hit 40 points for a game high, and was the only Miner in double digits. Mitchell is the first Lady Miner to reach a career 1,000 points, and broke the school's career scoring record earlier in the month with 982 career points. Lady Devil Brekayla English led Avon Park's scoring with 16 before sitting out because of fouls. Markida Hawthorne picked up 15 points and Jontavia Perry netted 10 for the Devils before they too fouled out. "There was that point that where the girls thought that they were playing against the refs, but you have to stick to your game and have that composure we talked about," Daley added. Regulation ended at 42-42 when Mitchell hit one at the buzzer to force the over-time. Fort Meade missed a lay-up to leave it at 47-47 at the end of the first over-time, and Avon Park's Hawthorne hit one at 1.4 seconds to keep the Devils in the running at the end of double overtime. But Avon Park could not seem to hit the lay-ups to stave off Mitchell's onslaught by the end of the third overtime, and had to resort to fouling the Miners to force turnovers at the end of the third. Time ran out before Avon Park could organize their offense, and the Lady Devils left the court down 62-58. Avon Park gets back in action Tuesday as they host the Lady Panthers of Mulberry. Miners bury Devils in triple OT Ft. Meade62Avon Park58 News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Osvaldo Orduna added two goals in Lake Placid's Friday night win. end, as Sebring couldn't find the net either over the final 40 minutes. "We had two forwards out due to injuries," said assistant coach Troy Talbert regarding freshman Jordan Hinkle and Mariana Becker. "Despite that, we were still able to keep putting pressure on their side." Brown was especially pleased with both the progress and the effort put forth in this, the Streaks fifth game in the last seven days. "Winter Haven was expecting another easy shutout, but our girls would not hear of it," he said. "This was one of the best games we have ever played." The improvement shown in this one month and one day span since the first Winter Haven meeting bodes well as the season continues with another busy week. Monday matches the Streaks against Avon Park at Firemen's Field before they take travel dates at Osceola Tuesday and Clewiston Friday. Lauren Welborn contributed to this story. Continued from 1D Sebring showing marked improvement

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AD RATESGARAGE SALE6 lines 2 days $11503 days$14(additional lines $1 each)MISCELLANEOUSmerchandise over $1005 lines 6 pubs$1750(additional lines $3 each)REAL ESTATE EMPLOYMENT TRANSPORTATION5 lines 6 pubs $31506 lines 14 pubs$71 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 10-674-GCS HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK, Plaintiff, vs. EMILY'S PLACE, LLC.; BARRY MENZELL; SPRING LAKE PROPERTY ASSOCIATION, INC.; AND ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; TENANT #1, TENANT #2, TENANT #3, AND TENANT #4, THE NAMES BEING FICTITIOUS TO ACCOUNT FOR PARTIES IN POSSESSION, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 Notice is given that pursuant to a Final Judgment in Foreclosure Against Defendants, EMILY'S PLACE, LLC. and BARRY MENZELL, dated the 1st day of December, 2010, in Case No. 10-674-GCS, of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, in which HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK is the Plaintiff and EMILY'S PLACE, LLC. and BARRY MENZELL are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida at 11:00 A.M., on the 30th day of December, 2010, the following described property as set forth in the Final Judgment of Foreclosure Against Defendants, EMILY'S PLACE, LLC. and BARRY MENZELL, and described as follows: A Parcel of Land compromising previously recorded Parcel 2, and the Northeasterly 47.00 feet of Parcel 3, all in TRACT "B" OF SPRING LAKE SECTION ONE, a portion of Sections 14, 15, 22, and 23, Township 35 South, Range 30 East, as recorded in Plat Book 9, Page 23, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida, more fully described as follows: COMMENCING at the Southeast Corner of said Section 15; thence North and along the East Line of said Section 15, a distance of 3868.69 feet to a point on the Southeasterly right-of-way line of U.S. Highway #98; thence South 62 degrees 08 minutes 00 inches West, along said Southeasterly right-of-way, a distance of 1128.63 feet to the Northeast Corner of said Tract "B;" thence continuing South 62 degrees 08 minutes 00 inches West along said Southeasterly right-of-way line and the Northerly line of said Tract "B," a distance of 200.00 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING; thence South 27 degrees 52 minutes 00 inches East, a distance of 370.00 feet to a point on the Southerly Line of said Tract "B;" thence South 62 degrees 08 minutes 00 inches West along said Southerly Line of Tract "B," a distance of 147.00 feet to a point; thence North 27 degrees 52 minutes 00 inches West, a distance of 370.00 feet to a point on the Northerly Line of Tract "B;" thence North 62 degrees 08 minutes 00 inches East along said Northerly Line, a distance of 147.00 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. Real Property Address: 6005 & 6007 U.S. Highway 98, Sebring, Florida 33876. Real Property Tax ID#s: C-15-35-30-010-T0B0-0020 and C-15-35-30-010-T0B0-0031. DATED on December 3, 2010. ROBERT W. GERMAINE As Clerk of Said Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michala k IF YOU ARE A SUBORDINATE LIENHOLDER CLAIMING A RIGHT TO FUNDS REMAINING AFTER THE SALE, YOU MUST FILE A CLAIM OF LIEN WITH THE CLERK NO LATER THAN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. IF YOU FAIL TO FILE A CLAIM, YOU WILL NOT BE ENTITLED TO ANY REMAINING FUNDS. December 12, 19, 2010 SEBRING, UNIT 5, ACCORDING TO PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 51, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 4125 HARLANDO AVENUE, SEBRING, FL 33872 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of the Court on December 2, 2010. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Annette E. Daff Deputy Cler k Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F09104279 SAXONFID-SPECFHLMC**See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the individual or agency sending the notice at Echevarria & Associates, P.A., P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, FL 33622-5018, telephone (813) 251-4766, not later than seven (7) days prior to the proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771, or voice (V) 1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay Service. December 12, 19, 2010 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2009-CA-001608 SAXON MORTGAGE SERVICES,INC., Plaintiff, vs. TIMOTHY POTTER A/K/A TIMOTHY G. POTTER, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated December 01, 2010 and entered in Case No. 28-2009-CA-001608 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein SAXON MORTGAGE SERVICES, INC., is the Plaintiff and TIMOTHY POTTER A/K/A TIMOTHY G. POTTER; JENNIFER L. POTTER; are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE at 11:00 AM, on the 29th day of December, 2010, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 17, BLOCK 60, SUN N LAKE ESTATES OF IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2009-CA-001244 SUNTRUST BANK, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. JOHN H. SVOBODA, III A/K/A JOHN SVOBODA, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated December 01, 2010 and entered in Case No. 28-2009-CA-001244 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein SUNTRUST BANK, N.A., is the Plaintiff and JOHN H. SVOBODA, III A/K/A JOHN SVOBODA; ILIANA SVOBODA; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; TENANT #1 N/K/A NICK FLORES, and TENANT #2 N/K/A YARA DUCHENE; are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE at 11:00 AM, on the 29th day of December, 2010, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 19, BLOCK 209, SUN N LAKE ESTATES SECTION 18, ACCORDING TO PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 87, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 632 BLUE SKIES DRIVE, LAKE PLACID, FL 33852 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of the Court on December 2, 2010. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Annette E. Daff Deputy Clerk Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F09083663 SUNTRUST-CONV**See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the individual or agency sending the notice at Echevarria & Associates, P.A., P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, FL 33622-5018, telephone (813) 251-4766, not later than seven (7) days prior to the proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771, or voice (V) 1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay Service. December 12, 19, 2010 with this court WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE. ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER APPLICABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is December 12, 2010. Person Giving Notice: Pamela A. Collins1850 Jeri Kay Lane Sebring, Florida 33870 Attorney for Petitioner: John K. McClure Florida Bar Number: 286958 211 S. Ridgewood Dr. Sebring ,Florida 33870 Telephone:(863)402-1888 Fax: (863) 402-2436 E-Mail: kelly@mllaw.net December 12, 19, 2010 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISIONFile No. PC 10-489 Division Probate IN RE: ESTATE OF WILLIAM H. GROTH Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS (Summary Administration) TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: You are hereby notified that an Order of Summary Administration has been entered in the estate of WILLIAM H. GROTH, deceased, File Number PC10-489, by the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Clerk of the Court, Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue; that the decedent's date of death was October 17, 2009; that the total value of the estate is $15,000.00 and that the names and addresses of those to whom it has been assigned by such order are: Pamela A. Collins, 1850 Jeri Kay Lane, Sebring, Florida 33870. ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the estate of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent other than those for whom provision for full payment was made in the Order of Summary Administration must file their claims IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 10-468 Division: Probate IN RE: ESTATE OF Joan Gwilliams Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Joan Fanciulli Gwilliams, deceased, whose date of death was October 13, 2010, and whose social security number is 265-60-2769, 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 12, 2010. Personal Representative: /s/ Dorothy Waller PO Box 2385 Lake Placid, FL 33862 SHEEHAN & CELAYA, P.A. Attorneys for Personal Representative: 300 DAL HALL BLVD. LAKE PLACID, FL 33852 Telephone: (863)465-1551 Florida Bar No. 184165 E-Mail Address: tim@scjuris.com December 8, 15, 2010 110.0 FEET; THENCE RUN NORTH 03 DEGREES 05 MINUTES 00 SECONDS WEST ALONG A LINE PARALLEL WITH THE WEST LINE OF SAID SOUTHEAST QUARTER, A DISTANCE OF 50.07 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING OF A PARCEL OF LAND HEREINAFTER DESCRIBED; THENCE CONTINUE NORTH 03 DEGREES 05 MINUTES 00 SECONDS WEST, A DISTANCE OF 396.6 FEET; THENCE EAST 110.0 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 03 DEGREES 05 MINUTES 00 SECONDS EAST, A DISTANCE OF 396.6 FEET; THENCE WEST 110.0 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, LESS THE SOUTH 50 FEET OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 4, TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH, RANGE 29 EAST, LYING WEST OF STATE ROAD NO. 64, HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. DATED at SEBRING, Florida, this 6th day of December, 2010. ROBERT W. GERMAINE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Highlands County, Florida By: /s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: SHAPIRO & FISHMAN, LLP 4630 Woodland Corporate Blvd. Suite 100 Tampa, FL 33614 (813)880-8888 December 12, 19, 2010 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CASE NO.: 2010-CA-000273 HSBC BANK, USA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR SG MORTGAGE SECURITIES TRUST 2005-OPT1, ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-OPT1 Plaintiff, vs. MARIAN GRASS; FRANCISCO GRASS; SAND CANYON CORPORATION F/K/A OPTION ONE MORTGAGE CORPORATION. Defendant(s). AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order rescheduling Foreclosure sale dated December 1, 2010 entered in Civil Case No. 2010-CA-000273 of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein HSBC BANK, USA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR SG MORTGAGE SECURITIES TRUST 2005-OPT1, ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-OPT1, Plaintiff and MARIAN GRASS are defendant(s), I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, AT THE JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE LOCATED AT 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FLORIDA AT 11:00 A.M., December 30, 2010, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: PARCEL 1: THE SOUTH 41.21 FEET OF THE WEST HALF OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER AND THE WEST HALF OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 4, TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH, RANGE 29 EAST, LESS THE SOUTH 50 FEET OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 4, TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH, RANGE 29 EAST, LYING WEST OF STATE ROAD NO. 64, HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. PARCEL 2: COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 4, TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH, RANGE 29 EAST, HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE RUN EAST ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 4, A DISTANCE OF IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 10-377 GCS CENTERSTATE BANK OF FLORIDA, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. SERGIO LUJAN, LOMONICO CONTRACTING, INC., a Florida corporation;, MARK PALMER ELECTRIC SERVICE, INC., a Florida corporation, HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK, DANIEL F. ANDREWS, LAURA M. ANDREWS, ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; TENANT #1, TENANT #2, TENANT #3, AND TENANT #4. THE NAMES BEING FICTITIOUS TO ACCOUNT FOR PARTIES IN POSSESSION, Defendants. AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 Notice is given that pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure Against Defendants, SERGIO LUJAN, LOMONICO CONTRACTING, INC., MARK PALMER ELECTRIC SERVICE, INC., HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK, DANIEL F. ANDREWS, and LAURA M. ANDREWS, dated the 2nd day of November, 2010, in Case No. 10-377-GCS, of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Higlands County, Florida, in which CENTERSTATE BANK OF FLORIDA, N.A. is the Plaintiff and SERGIO LUJAN, LOMONICO CONTRACTING, INC., MARK PALMER ELECTRIC SERVICE, INC., HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK, DANIEL F. ANDREWS, and LAURA M. ANDREWS are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in Jury Assembly Room of the Highlands County Courthouse, located at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870 at 11:00 A.M., on the 29th day of December, 2010, the following described property as set forth in the Final Judgment of Foreclosure Against Defendants, SERGIO LUJAN, LOMONICO CONTRACTING, INC., MARK PALMER ELECTRIC SERVICE, INC., HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK, DANIEL F. ANDREWS, and LAURA M. ANDREWS, described as follows: LOT 20, BLOCK 65, OF SEBRING COUNTRY ESTATES, SECTION THREE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 6, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. Commonly known as 4309 Mercedes St., Sebring, FL 33872. Dated this 2nd day of December, 2010. BOB GERMAINE Clerk of Court By: /s/ Annette E. Daff Deputy Clerk IF YOU ARE A SUBORDINATE LIENHOLDER CLAIMING A RIGHT TO FUNDS REMAINING AFTER THE SALE, YOU MUST FILE A CLAIM OF LIEN WITH THE CLERK NO LATER THAN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. IF YOU FAIL TO FILE A CLAIM, YOU WILL NOT BE ENTITLED TO ANY REMAINING FUNDS. December 12, 19, 2010 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 10-380 GCS CENTERSTATE BANK OF FLORIDA, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. LOMONICO CONTRACTING, INC., a Florida corporation;, MARK PALMER ELECTRIC SERVICE, INC., a Florida corporation, HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK, DANIEL F. ANDREWS, LAURA M. ANDREWS, AND ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; TENANT #1, TENANT #2, TENANT #3, AND TENANT #4. THE NAMES BEING FICTITIOUS TO ACCOUNT FOR PARTIES IN POSSESSION, Defendants. AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 Notice is given that pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure Against Defendants, LOMONICO CONTRACTING, INC., MARK PALMER ELECTRIC SERVICE, INC., HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK, DANIEL F. ANDREWS, and LAURA M. ANDREWS, dated the 2nd day of November, 2010, in Case No. 10-380-GCS, of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Higlands County, Florida, in which CENTERSTATE BANK OF FLORIDA, N.A. is the Plaintiff and LOMONICO CONTRACTING, INC., MARK PALMER ELECTRIC SERVICE, INC., HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK, DANIEL F. ANDREWS, and LAURA M. ANDREWS are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in Jury Assembly Room of the Highlands County Courthouse, located at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870 at 11:00 A.M., on the 29th day of December, 2010, the following described property as set forth in the Final Judgment of Foreclosure Against Defendants, LOMONICO CONTRACTING, INC., MARK PALMER ELECTRIC SERVICE, INC., HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK, DANIEL F. ANDREWS, and LAURA M. ANDREWS, described as follows: LOT 7, BLOCK 55, SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES OF SEBRING, UNIT 5, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 51, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. Property Address: 3938 Durango Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33872. Dated this 2nd day of December, 2010. BOB GERMAINE Clerk of Court By: /s/ Annette E. Daff Deputy Clerk IF YOU ARE A SUBORDINATE LIENHOLDER CLAIMING A RIGHT TO FUNDS REMAINING AFTER THE SALE, YOU MUST FILE A CLAIM OF LIEN WITH THE CLERK NO LATER THAN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. IF YOU FAIL TO FILE A CLAIM, YOU WILL NOT BE ENTITLED TO ANY REMAINING FUNDS. December 12, 19, 2010 FICTITIOUS TO ACCOUNT FOR PARTIES IN POSSESSION, Defendants. AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 Notice is given that pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure Against Defendants, BERNARD BROOKS, LOMONICO CONTRACTING, INC., MARK PALMER ELECTRIC SERVICE, INC., HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK, DANIEL F. ANDREWS, and LAURA M. ANDREWS, dated the 2nd day of November, 2010, in Case No. 10-379-GCS, of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Higlands County, Florida, in which CENTERSTATE BANK OF FLORIDA, N.A. is the Plaintiff and BERNARD BROOKS, LOMONICO CONTRACTING, INC., MARK PALMER ELECTRIC SERVICE, INC., HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK, DANIEL F. ANDREWS, and LAURA M. ANDREWS are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in Jury Assembly Room of the Highlands County Courthouse, located at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870 at 11:00 A.M., on the 29th day of December, 2010, the following described property as set forth in the Final Judgment of Foreclosure Against Defendants, BERNARD BOOKS, LOMONICO CONTRACTING, INC., MARK PALMER ELECTRIC SERVICE, INC., HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK, DANIEL F. ANDREWS, and LAURA M. ANDREWS, described as follows: LOT 8, PINE RIDGE CIRCLE SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 13, PAGE 48, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. Property Address: 114 Friendly Circle, Sebring, Florida 33876. Dated this 2nd day of December, 2010. BOB GERMAINE Clerk of Court By: /s/ Annette E. Daff Deputy Clerk IF YOU ARE A SUBORDINATE LIENHOLDER CLAIMING A RIGHT TO FUNDS REMAINING AFTER THE SALE, YOU MUST FILE A CLAIM OF LIEN WITH THE CLERK NO LATER THAN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. IF YOU FAIL TO FILE A CLAIM, YOU WILL NOT BE ENTITLED TO ANY REMAINING FUNDS. December 12, 19, 2010 1050LegalsIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 10-379 GCS CENTERSTATE BANK OF FLORIDA, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. BERNARD BROOKS, LOMONICO CONTRACTING, INC., a Florida corporation;, MARK PALMER ELECTRIC SERVICE, INC., a Florida corporation, HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK, DANIEL F. ANDREWS, LAURA M. ANDREWS, AND ANY AND A LL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; TENANT #1, TENANT #2, TENANT #3, AND TENANT #4. 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Candidates must have excellent communication and speaking skills, be computer proficient, able to type 40 wpm. Candidates must also possess excellent sales skills. PART-TIME SALES POSITION DRUG TEST AND BACKGROUND CHECK REQUIRED. STOP BY THE NEWS SUN AT 2227 US HWY 27 S € SEBRING, FLORIDA AND FILL OUT AN APPLICATION CHECK YOUR ADPlease check your ad on the first day it runs to make sure it is correct. Sometimes instructions over the phone are misunderstood and an error can occur. If this happens to you, please call us the first day your ad appears and we will be happy to fix it as soon as we can. If We can assist you, please call us:385-6155 News-Sun Classified 1100Announcementshas also obtained an exemption from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection for this work. The Contractor shall comply with the conditions of this exemption. Within sixty (60) days of dredging the last canal or 15 days of there being no free water in the containment areas the Contractor shall fill the ditches from where the borrow for the containment berm construction was obtained and spread all dredged material. The Contractor shall be responsible for the final survey to determine that the work of this contract has been properly and completely performed. The Contractor shall leave the work site in a neat and clean condition. The Highlands County Board of County Commissioners (HCBCC/County) reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids or any parts thereof, and the award, if an award is made, will be made to the most responsive and responsible bidder whose bid and qualifications indicate that the award will be in the best interest of Highlands County. The Board reserves the right to waive irregularities in the bid. The Board of County Commissioners of Highlands County, Florida, does not discriminate upon the basis of any individual's disability status. This non-discrimination policy involves every aspect of the Board's functions, including one's access to, participation, employment or treatment in its programs or activities. Anyone requiring reasonable accommodation as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act or Section 286.26 Florida Statutes should contact Mr. John A. Minor, ADA Coordinator at: 863-402-6509 (Voice), 863-402-6508 (TTY), or via Florida Relay Service 711, or by e-mail: jminor@hcbcc.org Requests for CART or interpreter services should be made at least 24 hours in advance to permit coordination of the service.Board of County CommissionersPurchasing DepartmentHighlands County, Florida Website: www.hcbcc.net December 12, 19, 2010 1055HighlandsCounty LegalsHIGHLANDS COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS GENERAL SERVICES & PURCHASING INVITATION TO BID (ITB) The Board of County Commissioners (BCC), Highlands County, Sebring, Florida, will receive sealed bids in the County Purchasing Department for:ITB 11-019 LAKE ISTOKPOGA CANAL MAINTENANCE DREDGING PROJECT No. 05011 NIGP COMMODITY/SERVICES CODE: 968-34 Highlands County is seeking vendors to perform maintenance dredging for Lake Istokpoga Canals. This project is a multi-phased project funded by the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD). Specifications may be obtained by downloading from our website: www.hcbcc.net or by contacting: Danielle Gilbert, Acting Director, Highlands County General Services/Purchasing Department, 4320 George Blvd., Sebring, FL 33875-5803 Telephone: 863-402-6524, E-Mail: dgilbert@hcbcc.org A MANDATORY Pre-Bid meeting will be held on Friday; January 7th, at 10:00 A.M., in the Highlands County Purchasing Department, 4320 George Blvd., Sebring, FL 33875-5803. All potential bidders are encouraged attend this meeting. Submit two (2) originals and two (2) copies of your bid form, bid security and other required data in a sealed envelope and marked with the bid number and name so as to identify the enclosed bid submittal. Bids must be delivered to Highlands County Purchasing Department, 4320 George Blvd., Sebring, FL 33875-5803 so as to reach said office no later than 2:00 P.M., THURSDAY; FEBRUARY 10th, 2011 at which time they will be opened. Bids received later than the date and time as specified will be rejected. The Board will not be responsible for the late deliveries of bids that are incorrectly addressed, delivered in person, by mail or any other type of delivery service. One or more County Commissioners may be in attendance at either or both of the above meetings. Local Preference will not be applicable to the Award of this Bid. Vendors submitting responses must submit bids on all work to receive consideration. A Bid Bond or Cashier's Check in an amount of five percent (5%) of the bid must be included on bids over $100,000.00. If the successful bid is greater than $200,000.00, a Public Construction Bond will be required. Bid must be accompanied by evidence of bidder's qualifications to do business in the State of Florida, in accordance with F.S. 489. Highlands County recently prepared the Lake Istokpoga Canal Maintenance Dredging Evaluation Report. This project is a multi-phased project funded by the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) for the purpose of evaluating seventeen (17) residential canals for contaminants of concern associated with the canal sediments, quantifying the volume of the sediments to be removed, and determining the mass of phosphorous that would be removed from the canals by dredging. The principal features of the Project are: To provide all labor, materials and equipment to dredge approximately 20,000 cubic yards of sediments from seventeen (17) residential canals and to construct containment areas on sites approved by the County for disposal of the sediments. The Contractor shall provide a signed and sealed engineering design for the containment berms. The Contractor shall install DOT type III silt fence around all areas to be disturbed during construction and shall install floating turbidity barriers at the mouth of each canal during construction. The Contractor shall be responsible to provide all piping required to convey the sediment/dredged slurry to the containment areas. The County has contacted the property owner's and secured construction easements over the sites for the containment areas and for the route of the slurry piping. The County 1055HighlandsCounty Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO. 09-674-GCS MERCANTILE BANK, etc., Plaintiff, v. PATRICK T. MUSANDA, et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Summary Judgment entered in the above-styled cause in the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida, the clerk of Highlands County will sell the property situated in Highlands County, Florida, described as: Description of Mortgaged and Personal Property Lot 9, Block 285, PLACID LAKES SECTION 20, according to the Map or Plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 9, Page 31, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. The street address of which is 116 Imbros Avenue, Lake Placid, Florida 33852. at a Public Sale, to the highest bidder, for cash, at the front entrance of the Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 3387-3701 on DECEMBER 29, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. Dated: December 2, 2010. A ny person claiming an interest in the surplus funds from the sale, if any, other than the property owner, as of the date of the Lis Pendens, must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. ROBERT W. GERMAINE, CLERK Clerk of the Circuit Court Highlands County, Florida By: /s/ Annette E. Daff Deputy Clerk December 12, 19, 2010 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. PC 10-482 Division Probate NOTICE TO CREDITORS (Summary Administration) IN RE: ESTATE OF VIVIAN RUTH SEARS Deceased. TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS A GAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: You are hereby notified that an Order of Summary Administration has been entered in the estate of VIVIAN RUTH SEARS, deceased, File Number PC10-482, by the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Clerk of the Court, Highlands County Courthouse, 530 South Commerce Avenue; that the decedent's date of death was February 27, 2010; that the total value of the estate is $19,045.80 and that the names and addresses of those to whom it has been assigned by such order are: Estate of Emanuel J. "Bud" Sears, 1995 E. Oakland Park, Ste. 105, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33306. ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the estate of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent other than those for whom provision for full payment was made in the Order of Summary Administration must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE. A LL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER APPLICABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is December 5, 2010. Person Giving Notice:Estate of Emanuel J. "Bud" Searsc/o Richard W. Morrison1995 E. Oakland Park Blvd., Ste 105 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 33306 A ttorney for Person Giving Notice: John K. McClureAttorney for Emanuel J. SearsFlorida Bar No. 286958MCCLURE & LOBOZZO211 S. Ridgewood Dr.Sebring, Florida 33870Telephone: (863) 402-1888Fax: (863) 402-2436 December 5, 12, 2010 1050Legals 2100Help Wanted

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A Very Clean Sale By THE FURNITURE DOCTORS 30 Years in Highlands County. 7320Garage &Yard Sales TV 13"Color, cable ready. $15 863-471-0098 STAMP COLLECTIONsm. diverse. expl J. Dean, W. Women, Obama, "01 stamp, etc $40 obo.863-471-0098 RECLINER CHAIRSwivels / reclines, black leather w/ ottoman. $60 678-491-7856 OTTOMAN LARGEGreen $10 863-453-5092 or 863-368-0097 HEDGE TRIMMERCraftsman 18" blade, 2 cycle engine, very good cond., $45. 863-453-7027 FIVE POSSIBLEDreams Clothique Santas in boxes. All for $75 863-699-0466 ENTERTAINMENT TVUNIT, BLACK W / GLASS DOORS $50 678-491-7856 DOG CAGE-medium size dog, excellent condition. $35 863-453-4234 DOG -carrier / crate. $30 863-453-4234 DEHUMIDIFIER COMFORTAir, portable on castors, 2 sp. fan, drain hose plus extras. $50 863-386-1885 CRIB SET-Newborn bumper, sheets, quilt, lamp etc. Never used but opened. 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SMALL CPAFirm is seeking to fill an immediate position for a self-motivated IRS enrolled agent with at least 10 years of EA experience in tax practice. Practical experience must be on income tax planning and preparation of all Federal income tax returns (individuals, business, non for profits, and gift and estates); common state income taxation; and payroll taxes. Advanced practical experience required in QuickBooks, Excel, Word, and tax preparation software. Advanced knowledge required in tax accounting, payroll processing and compilation of financial report to AICPA standards. Candidate should have the highest ethical standards; background check and drug/alcohol test is required. Technical supervision of firm staff and extensive client contact are an integral part of this job. Local travel to client locations is routine, but not extensive. Compensation based on productivity. Provide resume with work experience and references by fax 863-314-9906 REAL ESTATEAGENTS with ability to work full time and the desire to sell call Susan Compton @ 863-465-4158 for a confidential interview. Proven systems and free leads. Join now to get your 2011 Business Plan in motion. DR.'S OFFICENow hiring Office Manager. Billing Clerk and Front Desk Medical Receptionist, Send resume to: Reply Box #2215 c/o News-Sun 2227 US HWY 27S Sebring 33870. E-mail to:heartlandmedicalcareers@gmail.com COOKS &DISHWASHERS wanted at Spring Lake Golf Resort. Apply in person, Mon. thru Sat. 9am-5pm. Call 863-655-6215 for directions only! BICYCLE -Mechanic & Sales. MUST HAVE EXPERIENCE. Apply in person BIKE SHOP, 213 US 27 S, Sebring. 2100Help Wanted 2100Help Wanted 2100Help Wanted Subscribe to the News-Sun Call 385-6155 CASTLE HILL Apartments of Avon ParkAccepting Applications for 1 & 2 Bedroom Apts. Available to individuals 62 years or older, handicap/disabled, regardless of age. For rental information & applications please call: 863-452-6565 TDD: 1-800-955-8771 THIS INSTITUTION IS AN Equal Opportunity Provider and EmployerLos Apt. de Castle Hill de Avon ParkEstan aceptando aplicaciones para Apts. de 1 y 2 recamaras. Disponible a personas de 62 ancs o mas, incapacidad fisica/mental, no importa la edad. Para mas informacion favor de llamar 863-452-6565. TDD: 1-800-955-8771 Esta Institucion Es De Igualdad De Oportunidad Al Proveedor, Y Empleador

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Red Devils down MinersPAGE1DStudents bring cheer to VillagePAGE2ANEWS-SUN Highlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 Sunday, December 12, 2010 www.newssun.com Volume 91/Number 151 | 75 cents www.newssun.com HighLow 69 33Complete Forecast PAGE 8A A passing afternoon shower Forecast Question: Do you think this winter will be colder than last years? Next question: Did you decorate your yard for the holidays? www.newssun.comMake your voice heard at Online Obituaries A. Edward Bateman Age 74, of Sebring Earl Dannenberg Age 81, of Sebring Barbara McCormack Age 84, of Sebring Sharon V ornholt Age 67, of Sebring Nathaniel Washington Age 66, of Avon Park Obituaries, Page 6A Phone ... 385-6155 Fax ... 385-2453 Online: www.newssun.com Yes 52.1% No 47.9% 099099401007 Total votes: 71 Business 1B Chalk Talk 6B Classifieds 5D Community Briefs6A Crossword Puzzle2C Dear Abby 2C Editorial & Opinion3A Horoscope 7C Lottery Numbers2A Movie Times 2C News from the Watershed6C Pause & Consider2C School Menus 3B Senior Scene 4C Sports On TV 2B Index locally owned community mindedHeartlandNational Bank Avon Park800 West Main St.863.453.6000Lake Placid600 U.S. Hwy 27 N.863.699.1300Sebring327 U.S. Hwy 27 N.863.386.1300Sun n Lake North5033 U.S. Hwy 27 N.863.386.1322www.heartlandnb.com World War II memories News-Sun photos by KATARASIMMONS Sebrings Russell Holdych holds up the medals he earned as a forward observer during World War II, as well as a photo of himself as a young man. The top photo is a baseball bat that is part of his extensive collection. Holdych played in the Cleveland Indians farm system after returning from Europe. When he didnt break into the big leagues he became a banker instead. Mud, shrapnel and baseball part of veterans story By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comSEBRING Sixty-five years after the end of World War II, the generation who fought the war are passing away. That makes witness reports all the more important. This is Russell Holdychs story. Born in 1925 and raised in the Chicago area, Holdych was drafted shortly after graduating high school in 1943. After basic training he was selected for Army specialized training and sent to Randolf Macon College for an accelerated college program. In nine months he completed almost two years of work. Before he graduated, however, he was transferred into the infantry and sent to advanced military training at two different sites in preparation for the invasion of Europe. Holdych, 18 years old and a private first class, landed at Omaha Beach three weeks after D-Day, part of the 95th Infantry division of General George Pattons 3rd Army. Holdych took part in the assault to liberate St. Lo, France, becoming a forward observer, working as a two-man team with a second lieutenant. This means he served as the eyes for the crew of a 105 howitzer cannon with a four-and-a-half-mile range. His job was to get within 100 yards of a target and radio coordinates and corrections to direct the cannon crews fire. Holdych and his lieutenant spent most of their time in the field, often on their bellies, moving from hedgerow to hedgerow, seeking viable targets. They slept in the open or in abandoned buildings. The French summer of 1944 was very rainy. Often Holdych had to slug through knee-deep mud. The Holdych spent war on his belly as forward observer See WAR, page 7A PAGE1C By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comSEBRING According to doc uments released by the Highlan ds County Sheriffs Office, Pame la Denise Rewis, 48, was booked in to the county jail Thursday mornin g after a warrant for her arrest w as issued the same day. Rewis is accused in the shootin g death of Linda Shanon Gause, 42, o n Oct. 27. The HCSO offense report show s Rewis is charged with second degr ee murder and is being held until a pr etrial bond hearing, but the Highlan ds County Clerk of Courts has the wa rrent listed as first-degree murder o n its Web site. Her arraignment is scheduled f or Jan. 24. Rewis and Gause reportedly h ad lived together as a couple for mo re than two years. At about 10:30 a.m. on Oct. 27, a 911 call was received by central dispatch requesting an ambulance. The affidavit states the caller identified herself as Rewis. When asked the nature of the medic al emergency, Rewis is said to ha ve reported a shooting had occurred. Deputies were dispatched to t he womens home at 2575 W. Seip le Road in Avon Park. According to the warrant affidav it, when deputies arrived at the addre ss they found Gause dead, lying face u p on the living room floor. A.22 ca liber, six-shot Ruger was on an en d table at the far south end of the li ving room. Rewis was present and immediat ely detained by the officers. The affidavit states that probab le cause exists to indicate there was a physical altercation between Rew is Rewis formally charged Rewis See REWIS, page 7A By ROMONAWASHINGTON editor@newssun.comAVON PARK What do tomato stakes, an aluminum flag pole, PVC pipe, and plastic netting have to do with Christmas? Alot, if you are Rob Jordan and his family. Those items, along with choreographed music and about 60,000 lights, help make for a beautiful light display at 600 N. Lake Verona Blvd. Adisplay that is visited nightly by area residents many of whom will park their cars at the vacant corner at Lake Verona Boulevard and East Winthrop Street and sit to watch the 16-minute shows. It all started when Jean Jordan, Robs mom, wasnt able to get her lights up by herself any longer. Rob said he and his wife, Becky, came out to help her get the decorations up and decided they were going to put the lights out as well. I got on line and saw several different displays and said I can do this, he said. Jean Jordan said her son worked on the display all year long. I just thought he was going to use my stuff and put up a nice display. I had no idea until I saw all of the lights, she said. That was four years ago, and though the light display was absent last year, its back in full force this year. In fact, while interviewing Jordan on Friday night, an Avon Park police officer stopped and said he was glad to see the display back. He vowed to come back and watch the show. Jordan extended the invitation and then told how at one of the previous presentations several of the local officers showed up to see the display. At times, Jordan said, there are cars parked three deep at the corner to watch the show. He said there have been hay wagons taking children out for rides and buses Lights bring holiday cheer News-Sun photo by BRIANAWASHINGTON Pictures alone can not describe the awe one feels when watching the Christmas light display at 600 N. Lake Verona Blvd. in Avon Park. Created by Rob Jordan, the show is 16 minutes and five songs long and includes more than 60,000 lights, all done through a wireless electric circuit that Jordan created himself. See LIGHTS, page 7A Follow the News-Sun on www.facebook.com/newssun News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONSChristopher Day, 5, receives a goodie bag Saturday morning during Santa in the Park at Stuart Park in Lake Placid. Story and more pictures on page 4A. 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By MARCIADUNN APAerospace WriterCAPE CANAVERAL Stay tuned for natures coming attraction. Early next week, the Geminid meteor shower will make its annual appearance, just in time for Christmas. Astronomers consider it the best meteor shower of the year, with more than 100 meteors streaking through the night sky every hour. The peak of the meteor shower will occur early Tuesday, between midnight and sunrise local time. The show will be best in the Northern Hemisphere, easily visible with the naked eye. The Geminids are actually rocky celestial leftovers. Every December, Earth passes through this stream of debris from 3200 Phaethon, once believed to be an asteroid and now considered an extinct or iceless comet. The meteors, or shooting stars, can appear anywhere, but always seem to fall from the Gemini constellation, thus their name. Meteors occur when bits of particles enter the atmosphere and burn up, resembling incoming fireballs. For those not willing to stay up late or get up early there should be a decent showing Monday once the sun sets. Actually, some meteors should be visible in the night sky from Dec. 12 to 16, as long as the sky is clear, according to NASA. And consider it a warmup for the total lunar eclipse coming the night of Dec. 20 and wee hours of Dec. 21, depending on your time zone. It will be the only full lunar eclipse of the year. Page 2ANews-SunSunday, December 12, 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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The following people were booked into the Highlands County Jail on Thursday, Dec. 9: Virgilio Bastista, 44, of Sebring, was charged with failure to appear reference domestic violence battery. Jose Armando Carrodegua, 26, of Sebring, was charged with driving while license suspended and DUI. Marvin Wendell Gibbs, 50, of Sebring, was charged with sell opium or derivative and possession with intent to sell, mfg, deliver opium or a derivative. Teresa Jane Greene, 46, of Lake Placid, was charged with violation of probation reference grand theft. Christopher John Knight, 45, of Avon Park, was charged with contempt of court reference child support. Ronda Margaret Krakowski, 45, of Sebring, was charged with fraudimperson use/possession of identification of another person. Daniel Charles Kuhn, 23, of Sebring, was charged with possessino of marijuana and possession and or use of drug equipment. Timothy Alan Peacock, 50, of Sebring, was charged with two counts of failure to appear reference petit retail theft and trespass after warning. Joel Wayne Ralston, 31, of Sebring, was charged with violation of probation reference petit theft. Willie Lee Randolph, 50, of Orlando, was charged with withhold support of children or spouse. Pamela Denise Rewis, 48, of Avon Park, was charged with second degree murder. Brent Michael Rice, 23, of Sebring, was charged with resisting an officer without violence and disorderly conduct. Taichalee Rodriguez, 27, of Sebring, was charged with resisting an officer without violence and battery on an officer, firefighter, EMT, etc. POLICEBLOTTER RELEASE THE POUNDS ONLY 20 DAYS LEFT!CALL TODAY (863) 471-2500 LOSE YOURWEIGHT FORTHE LAST TIME!13 Ryant Blvd., SebringCorner of 27 & Ryant Blvd.Pre-Grand Opening Fees End December 31, 2010Save 66% on Enrollment NOW! 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By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comSEBRING Residents at Highlands Village, an assisted living center in Sebring, were treated to a special touch of Christmas on Friday. More than two dozen home-schooled children gathered to sing and hand out stuffed stockings and personal Christmas trees. They also decorated a large tree in the facilitys living room Sarah Dumas, an organizer of the event, and her fellow parents all belong to the Christian Home Educators Fellowship of Florida. The fellowship is one way parents can organize group activities for their children. Dumas said helping others is important to all the families. The children got together to decorate trees and stuff stockings. They made the angels topping the trees. Some of the children had been disappointed they didnt get to keep the stockings and trees they decorated, according to Shelly Glisson, one of the mothers. Now they understand. It was important for them to see where their gifts went, she said. Resident Joyce Krantz said, They did a good job on the trees and an excellent job of singing. Krantz held her small tree out to look at it closer.Itll go just right in my room. Ill cherish this a long time, she said. Treva Donald, another resident, sported a bright red shirt decorated with an equally colorful Santa Claus. Ive had this shirt in a closet for a long time, she said. Today I had a reason to pull it out and put it on. All of the children were polite; many were shy, but willing to reached out to their elders. When young Faith Patillo was asked what she liked most about helping she blushed, smiled and ducked her head. Catherine Mitto, who works at Highlands Village, was pleased. This is the biggest turn out weve had, she said, referring to the residents who left their rooms to join in the fun. They had a nice time. I can say that. Children learn the real meaning of Christmas giving By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comSEBRING Rather than restricting itself to residential facade grants, the Sebring Community Redevelopment Agency wants to help increase business downtown too. In that effort several programs are being rolled out, some to attract shoppers, others to attract businesses. For example, the Buy Downtown Sebring campaign began Dec. 1. Casey Wohl, marketing consultant for the CRA, explained the initiative. Merchants sign on to participate, giving discounts to those customers who present a Buy Downtown Sebring card when shopping. The card is free and can be found at participating merchants, the CRAoffice at city hall, the chamber of commerce, or downloaded from www.BuyDowntownSebring. com. Participating businesses have a special sticker displayed that announces their participation. The idea is not new, said Wohl, who saw a similar program work successfully in Orlando. Even so, she was shocked to discover she ran out of pamphlets within days. I knew it would be good, Wohl said, but its better than I expected. Twenty-five merchants had signed on before December and four others have signed on in the last week. There are many benefits to shopping locally, she added. Some benefits are minor, like not having to deal with U. S. 27 traffic, and some are major. For example, Wohl said studies have shown for every $100 spent in a chain store only $13 stays in the local community; but, for every $100 spent at a locally owned store, $45 remains in the community. The CRAhas also invested in the Historic Circle streetscape. For example, it contributed more than $38,000 in August of th is year to fund uniform cros swalks throughout the dow ntown area. Gene Brenner, chairman of the CRAadvisory board an d owner of Brenner Pottery & Craft Gallery on the Circl e, said that the CRAhas pa id for many of the antique ligh ts on downtown streets. T he CRAalso pays the electr ic bill for the lights it installe d. We have a very good co re group that really cares abo ut downtown and wants to ma ke it a destination place , Brenner said. He envisions new bus inesses, like small bistros an d specialty shops, bein g attracted to the renovat ed area and opening up aroun d the Circle. This is why the CRAh as just approved a new progra m of commercial grants call ed Downtown Advantage. T he goal is to help start-up bus inesses, businesses that a re expanding, and landlords. The money would he lp defray the cost of permane nt upgrades to commerci al space say taking out a ut ility sink and installing som ething more finished, or pu tting in track lightin g. Upgrades must remain wi th the building. The CRAwill fund up to 50 percent of the total proje ct cost, not to exceed $5,00 0, however, both the tenant an d the landlord must also co ntribute. Pete Pollard, the CRA s executive director, gave an example of how it will wor k. Say someone wants to open a new business in rent ed space, he said, and the ren ovations cost $2,000. The ne w business would put in $1,00 0, the CRAwould reimbur se $1,000, and the landlo rd would provide $1,000 in t he form of reduced rent over a period of up to 24 month s. That is because the tena nt must enter into a two-ye ar lease with the landlord. Call the CRAoffice, in City Hall at 368 S. Commerce Ave., for mo re information. Sebrings CRA committed to action Natures coming attraction: Geminid meteor shower

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In the lust to override lamed uck Gov. Charlie Crists v etoes on a handful of bills, t he overwhelmingly R epublican Legislature p assed a law that requires legi slative approval for any new g overnment rules that cost m ore than $1 million over five y ears. The law was touted as a m easure to help stop the gove rnment from imposing e xcessive restrictions on busin ess. All well and good. But it t urns out the measure had a nasty side effect: It also halted the imposition of new regulations on the states pill mills, which help feed an illegal pill pipeline. How embarrassing. And predictable. Pill mills cause real suffering for addicts and their families, but lawmakers were more interested in the politics of punishing Crist for leaving the Republican Party than they were on studying whats good for the state and its residents. They ignored warning bells and rushed to pass a new law without understanding its implications. Two years ago, lawmakers vowed to get serious about regulating pill mills after a Miami Herald series of articles spotlighted South Florida as the pill-mill capital of the U.S. Doctors at these pain clinics, many in Broward County, served dual roles as pain and addiction specialists. The black market for painkillers in Florida flourished, spawning an epidemic of overdose deaths in Kentucky, Ohio, West Virginia, Tennessee and other states. The new regulations, which were set to kick in Nov. 28, would have helped to curb some aspects of the abuse, specifying basic standards for pain clinics and surprise inspections each year, among other provisions. Victims of the pain pill business counted the legislation a victory. And then lawmakers got the bright idea to override Crists veto of the rule-making bill. ... Re-imposing the regulations may be delayed until the 2011 legislative session in the spring. The state Board of Medicine will discuss the regulations at its December meeting in Orlando. For now, until lawmakers fix this unintended consequence of their own haste, the pill pushers win. An editorial from the Mimai Herald. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, December 12, 2010Page 3A 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 In rush to punish Crist, pill pushers win L awmakers dont usually side with pill traffickers. But thats what the Florida Legislature unwittingly did d uring its brief, vengeance-fueled N ovember special session. One of the things I look forward to during this time of year are the new movies that come out. Theres often at least a couple of them that Don and I look forward to enjoying. For example, this year we both wanted to see Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1. We have managed to watch it twice over the past few weeks its the kind of film worth more than one look. The experience is different for the two of us. I have read the entire Harry Potter series, multiple times. Don hasnt read one of the books. This means that sometimes he doesnt understand my occasional bouts of frustration with the films. It also means that sometimes I have to explain things to him because the films dont always make certain things clear. Harry Potter was just one of the films weve been looking forward to. And despite the fact we possess a number of DVDs and have a Netflix account, we still enjoy the experience of going out to the movies, sitting together in a darkened theater and watching it all spin out on the big screen. Of course, there are different rules for watching movies in a theater and viewing them at home. For example, you arent supposed to talk in the movie theater, whereas you can get away with it at home unless someone in the room pitches a fit. And then you can pitch them out of the room and go on with your conversation. While you can eat at the movies you often have a better pick of food at home. Plus, when youre watching a movie at home you can pause it while you fix your snack, use the restroom, or answer the phone you dont have to turn off at home. One thing I dont go to the movies for is a nap. Im not paying $8 to nod off in a seat thats guaranteed to put a crick in my neck if I nod off. And Im sure most othe r moviegoers are like me. Director Sondra Lowell hopes Im wrong about this She has actually made two films with the aim of gettin g people to snooze. Shes eve n created a name for the genr e: film sleepy. Why would someone wan t to make these kinds of films? Lowell says she didnt start out with the goal o f making boring movies, it just happened. Ive always wanted to make a movie but found I was good at putting people to sleep, she said. It took her a while to figure out th at she might be creating a whole new genre. She credits Andy Warhol s film Sleep as a big influence on her. Sleep, filme d in the 1960s, shows a perso n sleeping for eight hours. I am not kidding. The article I read for this story included a clip from one of Lowells films. I watched it twice and admit to feeling a little tired, but that may be due to the fact its horribly early in the morning. Lowell hopes others will take a shot at the genre, though she understands its a hard sell. For now, if you want to experience film sleepy you will have to check out her two flicks: WebcamMurder.com and Sublime Crime: A Subliminal Mystery. They are both available on Amazon.com. Me, I want my films to keep me awake, interested and entertained. Which reminds me, The Voyage o f the Dawn Treader comes out this weekend. Look for Don and me in the theater. Just dont talk to us until th e films over. Laura Ware is a Sebring re sident. She can be contacted by e-mail at bookwormlady @ embarqmail.com Movies should keep you awake Lauras Look Laura Ware 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 of 400 words We have to make room for everybody. Letters of loca l concern take priority. Send your letter to 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL 33870; drop it off at the same address; fax 385-1954; o r e-mail editor@newssun.com. To make sure the editorial pages arent dominated b y the same writers, letters are limited to two per month and a guest column can be submitted once every three months. Opinions expressed in letters or columns are solely the opinion of that author and not necessarily the opinion o f the staff or editors of the News-Sun. All items will run on a first-come basis as space per mits, although more timely ones could be moved up. We believe your viewpoints are just as important as any community leader or government official, so conside r this a personal invitation to get your two cents in. The News-Sunhas a long history of encouraging pub lic discussion through letters, guest columns, and Readers Response questionnaires. Providing this forum for our readers is a pleasure, no t an obligation. Its time to rethink the Senate E ditor: Time we took a hard, impassioned l ook at the United States Senate witho ut the usual lament that the system is b roken. The seeds of its dysfunction w ere planted a long time ago, 1789 to b e exact. When 13 sovereign colonies decided t hat the Articles of Confederation was l ittle more than a mutual defense treaty, t oo much emphasis was lavished on t rying to preserve the continuing myth t hat the several states could really be t reated as sovereign. None of the later s tates had even a colorable claim to s overeignty at the time of their admiss ion. They were merely a portion of t erritory cut out of lands, acquired from F rance by purchase and Mexico by c onquest. We created a Senate for the states treating them of equal import ance (lest the feelings of the smaller o nes would be offended and opt out of r atification.) The House was to repres ent the people. Originally we provided f or the election of Senators by the L egislatures of the several states, until a century of abuse and corruption led to t he adoption of the 17th amendment a nd the direct election of Senators. N ow we live with the tyranny of the m inority. Senators enamored of their own, rule m aking power, bestowed upon thems elves all manner of extraordinary powe rs, far beyond those originally cont emplated now serveas tools to frust rate the will of the people and the P resident. Filibuster, super majority v otes on ordinary legislation, the power o f one Senator to hold up consideration o r voting on a bill, secretly and without g iving, any reason, all of those self-crea ted devices to inhibit and frustrate the p owers of the House and the Executive i n the performance of their constitutional duties. Yet they complain, that the system is broken. Reconsider why we have a Senate at all? Perhaps it should be stripped of any but symbolic functions, similar to the British House of Lords. Under our current system, seven states, with a population so small that they are only entitled to one seat in the House of Representatives, still have 14 U.S. Senators, equal in power and authority to Senators from states whose populations number in the millions. It was foreseen that whatever compromises were necessary to bring the Constitution into effect, it was a flawed solution and would need readjustment and change. The fact that we have already amended 27 times is ample proof of the imperfections of the system and the fact that it is time to rethink the Senate, reshape its function and restrict its abusive powers. Randy Ludacer Lake PlacidSeveral help with Youth Ranch Turkey ShootEditor: The Highlands County Sheriffs Office would like to thank everyone involved with the first annual Turkey Shoot, which benefited the Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranch. With the communitys help, we were able to raise more than $4,000, which will directly assist the children living at the Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranch. Special thanks to our sponsors: AllBrite Professional Carpet Cleaning, Auto Options, Badcock Home Furnishing and More, Bagwell Lumber Co., Baker Septic Installations, Big T Tire, Bill Jarrett Ford-Mercury, Buckeye Automotive, C&C Plumbing, Coca-Cola Company, Commercial Communications, Glades Electric Cooperative Inc., Happiness Farms, Highlands Today, Jims PistolArrow, Lake Placid Marine, Layes Tire Service, Longs Air Conditioning, Marmer Construction and Development, the News-Sun, Northside Vision, Outdoor Network LLC, Positive Medical Transport, SpringLake Lawn Service, SunTrust Bank, Sweetbay Supermarket, The Blueberry Patch and WWOJ. Capt. Paul Blackman Highlands County Sheriffs OfficeTanglewood Actors Guild appreciates all the helpEditor: The Tanglewood Actors Guild appreciates the continued support of the News-Sun in letting the people of Highlands County know about our theatrical productions.. Thanks for publishing not one or two but three articles about our Dec. 8, 9 &10 production of Lone Star and Laundry & Bourbon. Aspecial thank you goes out to all of the actors and to the many volunteers who worked behind the scenes to make the shows a success. We would also like to extend thanks to our sponsor, Edward Jones/Alan J. Holmes and all of our program advertisers: Paragon Lawn Care, Newsom Eye, GoinPostal, Florida Hospital, Heartland National Bank, Alligator Pack & Ship, Alan Jay Automotive Network, CFRARoofing, Eye Specialists, Stewarts Mobile Village Inc., Hayes Automotive, Lakeside RV, Rays Pressure Washing, Christines Golf Carts, Wauchula State Bank, Digital Hearing Aid, Wells Insurance, Photography by Jerry, Dr. Albert Ruiz, Safekill, Willie Watch, Creative Crafts by Design, Visions Koin Korner and OnTop Concrete Coatings. Neil Simpson, Chair Tanglewood Actors Guild Bouquets

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The investigation, initiated by a complaint from the public, showed that Benton failed to notify an agency supervisor when she discovered that her Chevrolet Tahoe was damaged in July of 2009. I have no idea about how the damage happened. It was brought to my attention by one of the officers, and I just followed procedure and went to get it repaired, Benton said on Friday. Benton stated that another on-duty officer asked her how she got a dent in her lift-gate one morning. She said what damage? and went outside to discover that someone had either hit the Tahoe, or possibly kicked it at some point, causing minor damage to the back door of the vehicle. The incident was investigated by Internal Affairs officer Lt. Kenny Johnson and according to Johnsons report, It was determined that no on-duty supervisor was notified in order to document the damage to a Highlands County Sheriffs Office vehicle. Therefore, no independent report was generated documenting the damage. Based on these events it has been determined this is a violation of Highlands County Sheriff s Office general Ord er 2216.00 IX(A). When Lt. Kenn y Johnson approached m e about the complaint, I agreed that we needed to look into this. I know I dont have an immedia te supervisor, but the gener al order could be read that an y supervisor would ha ve worked. I know that the c itizens are my immedia te supervisor, since I a m elected, and therefore ju st took the vehicle to our sho p to be looked at. It is a gr ay area, and could be inte rpreted either way, but I agree with his findings , Benton said abo ut Johnsons report. Abureau inves tigation is used wh en the incident is n ot considered to p ut an officers righ ts in jeopardy, an d usually the en d result is just cou nseling, and that was wh at the sheriff put herse lf through. Sheriff Benton receiv ed coaching and counselin g and this Bure au Investigation will be doc umented in the Highlan ds County Sheriffs Offi ce Administrativ e Investigation Manageme nt system, Johnson wrote. We have to police ou rselves, or we have no cre dibility. If we are not read y to police ourselves, then w e should go out of business , Benton added about t he incident. The damage w as assessed at $762.85, an d the repairs were done at Alan Jay Chevrole tCadillac Inc. in Sebring. Policy complaint about sheriff sustained Benton The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN By SAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comLAKE PLACID For the n inth year, Santa makes a s top in Lake Placid to visit l ittle girls and boys and s pread Christmas cheer. The S anta in the Park event took p lace Saturday morning at S tuart Park. Children lined up to sit on S antas lap and spend the day w ith their families. The line f or Santa was filled with i nfants, toddlers and even a f ew adults looking to tell St. N ick their holiday wishes. The Lake Placid Chamber o f Commerce co-sponsors t he event headed by Sherri A nn Hudson. Its a great e vent, said Eileen May, LP C hamber of Commerce presid ent. The event is in its ninth y ear and there are a couple of e lves that have been there f rom the very beginning. K aren Forsyth and Lynn W udtke were dressed head to toe in green and red and handed out bags of goodies for each of the children who saw Santa. Forsyth and Wudtke have been Santas helpers since the event started and see no reason for letting their positions go. Its so enjoyable; we love spending the day seeing the kids and helping out, Forsyth said. Families enjoyed fresh baked cookies and juice after visiting Mr. Claus, and children dug through their goodie bags looking for something to play with. All of the bags are donated. They have cute little things in them: a stuffed animal, puzzles, toothbrush and a lot of other things. The kids enjoy it, Wudtke said. The event preceded Lake Placids Christmas parade, which took place Saturday night. Families were loaded with fun and Christmas cheer the entire day. Families enjoy Santa in the Park festivities News-Sun photos by KATARASIMMONS Keelin Maloy, 3, shows Santa her Christmas-themed ring Saturday in Lake Placid. A vendor selling hand-made dolls catches the attention of Alexandria Dryden, 5, of Naples, on Saturday during the Santa in the Park event in Lake Placid. Cousins Ella Updike, 1, 2-month-old Owen Visina and Robert Weems, 4, visit with Santa on Saturday morning during the Santa in the Park event in Lake Placid.

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W ild Turkey has toy drive, dart tournamentAVON PARK The p ublic is encouraged to a ttend the Wild Turkey T oy Drive and Jewelry P arty, featuring Silpada D esigns Jewelry from 11:30 a .m. to 3:30 p.m. today. E njoy a fun afternoon out s upporting the kids, enjoyi ng friends, food and jewelr y. Aportion of the proceeds f rom the jewelry sales will b e donated to the Wild T urkey Toy Drive. The annual Stover Cup T oy Drive Dart Tournament b egins with sign-up at noon t oday. The auction is at 1 p .m. Cost is $10 and a new t oy or a $20 entry fee. F ormat: Double elimination 601, cricket. Open to the p ublic. Food and drink specials f or darters. A50/50 raffle a nd bucket raffles will be a vailable. All proceeds to benefit H ighlands County children. For additional informat ion, call 452-5284 or 3811 001.Gem and Mineral Club plans celebrationSEBRING Tuesday is t he date for the Highlands G em and Mineral Clubs C hristmas celebration. Be at t he Church of Christ, 3800 S ebring Parkway, at the rear f ellowship hall at 6 p.m. for a n evening of food, fellows hip and fun. Bring a rockor gemr elated wrapped gift item f or the gift exchange. There w ill be games and prizes a nd seasonal music. The birthstone for D ecember is turquoise. For i nformation call 453-7054. V olunteers needed at resale storesRidge Area Arc Resale S tores are bustling with a ctivity this winter. Sales a re strong and thankfully d onations have been abund ant. Whats missing are t he extra hands it takes to a ccept the donations, as w ell as sort, price, stock s helves, check electrical a ppliances, run the cash r egister, and other tasks. Proceeds from the sale of t he donated goods go t owards the operation of p rograms and services prov ided by the Arc for child ren and adults with develo pmental and other disabilit ies. The Arc provides servi ces in Highlands, Hardee a nd Polk counties. If you have a few hours t o spare, please stop by e ither of Arcs Resale S tores. They are at 899 W. M ain St., Avon Park and at 1 010 S. 6th Ave., Wauchula. V olunteer applications are a lso available at the Arcs a dministration building at 1 20 W. College Drive, Avon P ark. Call 452-1295, ext. 1 10 for more information.Homeowners group meets MondaySEBRING The H ighlands County H omeowners Association w ill meet at 9 a.m. Monday a t the Sebring Country E states Clubhouse, 3240 G rand Prix Ave. Free coffee and donuts a re provided. Michelle Phillips, tourism c oordinator for Floridas F reshwater Frontier, will p resent an overview of C entral Floridas natureb ased tourism and recrea tional opportunities. Casey W ohl, marketing consultant f or the Sebring Community R edevelopment Agency, w ill present a PowerPoint p resentation regarding d owntown Sebring and the n ew incentive programs for b usinesses and consumers. J oe Campbell, Supervisor of E lections, will review the l ast election cycle and give a n update on their new offices. Call 273-5182 for any additional information needed.Bridge Club sets up class scheduleSEBRING The Sebring Bridge Club Class schedule is as follows: Beginning Bridge Thursday, Jan. 13, 9 a.m. Gene Churchill, teacher, 699-0301. Declarer Play Tuesday, Jan. 18, 9 a.m. Vern Wright, teacher, 3822872. Defense Monday, Jan. 13, 9:30 a.m. Caroline Duncan, teacher, 471-6508. 2/1 System Friday, Jan. 7, 9 a.m. Marilyn Groezinger, teacher, 4710145. Call teacher for reservations or Marilyn Groezinger for further information.Eagles Aerie plans partySEBRING Sebring Eagles Aerie 4240 will host the monthly birthday party, potluck dinner and karaoke party from 4-7 p.m. today. Members and their qualified guests are asked to bring a dish to share for dinner. Jewels in the Night Entertainment will provide the karaoke. For further information, call the Aerie at 655-4007.Leisure Lakes Boat Parade is todayLAKE PLACID Boats will meet at noon today by the bridge coming in from Lake June. Call 840-0270 for further details and to register an entry. The same day the homeowners association will hold a holiday dinner at the Lake Placid Elks; cost is $12. There will be a social hour at 4 p.m. with dinner and dancing following at 5 p.m. Call 465-7297 for tickets and further information.Caladium Co-op plans breakfastLAKE PLACID The Caladium Arts and Crafts Cooperative will hold an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast on the second Sunday of each month at the Caladium Co-Op. The next breakfast will be today. The breakfast consists of all-you-can-eat pancakes served with two sausage patties, orange juice and coffee or tea. With breakfast, extra sausages are available for $1 as well as a veggie egg casserole for $1.50. Breakfast is served from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., and the donation is $5 for adults and $3 for children under 12. The Co-Op is at 132 E. Interlake Blvd. Call 6995940 or visit the Web site at www.caladiumarts.org for more information.Events planned for posts, lodgesAVON PARK The Combat Veterans Memorial VFWPost 9853 will have the NFLBig Ticket on the screen with kick off at 1 p.m. today. Karaoke by Peg and Perry will be from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday. Schedules are subject to change; call for details. For more information, call 452-9853. The Highlands County Moose Lodge will host music by Shirley and Gary at 3 p.m. today. For more information, call 452-0579. LAKE PLACID The Lake Placid Moose 2374 will have a legion meeting at 6 p.m. Monday. For more information, call 465-0131.Womans Club hosts Christmas TeaSEBRING The GFWC Womans Club of Sebring, 4260 Lakeview Drive, will hold its annual Christmas Tea at noon Monday. Members are asked to bring finger foods: tea sandwiches, veggie trays, bars, cookies, etc. Musical entertainment will be provided by the Heartland Community Chorus. Five new members will be initiated at the meeting; they are part of the 23 new members who have joined the club this term. Each new member will receive a tea cup as a memento of the occasion. Attendees, please bring an unwrapped new toy for an underprivileged child, age 10 and under. For membership information, call 385-7268.Marlins bring Christmas to TanglewoodSEBRING Tanglewood will host the Marlins Christmas Show today. Tickets are $10. Shows are at 7 p.m., with doors open at 6:15 p.m. Snack bar opens at 6:15 p.m. For any questions, call 402-0763.Parkinson group meets MondaySEBRING Highlands County Parkinson Disease Support Group will host its annual Christmas luncheon at noon Monday at Sebring First Baptist Church. There is no charge for the meal, but reservations must be made. Entertainment will be The Five Sisters Choral group, followed by an informative talk by neurologist Bridglal Ramkisssoon, M.D., of Neurology Associates of Sebring.Lunch Bunch meets MondaySEBRING Fairmount Mobile Estates Lunch Bunch will meet at 11 a.m. Monday at Homers Smorgasbord. The hosts will be Candice and Terry Engle, with co-host Candy Heller. Everyone is welcome.Placid Lakes owners meet MondayLAKE PLACID Placid Lakes Home and Property Owners Association Inc. will hold its general membership meeting from 7-9 p.m. Monday at Town Hall on Placid Lakes Boulevard. The annual Christmas party is from 5-6:30 p.m. Important agenda items will include discussions of benches along Placid Lakes Boulevard, tree trimming along Placid Lakes Boulevard, new mowing and flower bed contracts, office manager, extending the concrete sidewalk along Placid Lakes Boulevard, and Lake August and canals in Placid Lakes. Persons living in the Placid Lakes Subdivision are welcome to attend. Only members who have paid their dues may vote. The agenda will be posted on the associations Web site at www.placidlakeson line.com. For more information contact Sam W. Bliss, president, at 465-5291 or email william b41@embarqmail.comRecreation Club plans activitiesSEBRING The Sebring Recreation Club, 333 Pomegranate Ave., will host the following events this week: Monday Ladies Social Club 1 p.m. Shuffleboard Scrambles 1:15 p.m. Tuesday Bridge 12:30 p.m. Ping pong 3 p.m. Friday Bridge 12:30 p.m. Mini-shuffleboard tournament 1:15 p.m. Saturday Ice Cream Shuffleboard 1:15 p.m. Ping pong 3 p.m.CRA hosts holiday mixerSEBRING The Community Redevelopment Agency will host its Whats Up Downtown? Holiday Mixer from 5:307:30 p.m. Tuesday at Majestic Cove (2351 Lakeview Drive). The event will provide an opportunity for anyone with an interest in Downtown Sebring to share ideas and information, as well as take a tour of Majestic Cove. Refreshments will be served.DSAC meets MondaySEBRING The Highlands County District School Advisory Council will meet from 6-7:30 p.m. Monday in the Garland Boggus Board Room at the School Board of Highlands County, 426 School St. The primary agenda item for this meeting is Advanced Placement courses, International Baccalaureate Program and Florida Virtual School. If you are a person with a disability who requires reasonable accommodations in order to attend a District School Advisory Council meeting, call 471-5608.Ridge Coin Club meets WednesdaySEBRING The Ridge Coin Club will hold its next meeting at 5 p.m. Wednesday at the public library. Adoor prize will be awarded and a raffle held. Admission is always free and all persons interested in coins and currency are invited to attend. Page 6ANews-SunSunday, December 12, 2010www.newssun.com At the Florida National Cemetary at Bushnell, FL, South Florida National Cemetary at Lake Worth, FL or Sarasota National Cemetary at Sarasota, FL Pr oud to Serve Sebring, Lake Placid & Avon Park Proud to Serve Sebring, Lake Placid & Avon Park COMMUNITYBRIEFS Edward BatemanA. Edward Bateman, 74, of Sebring died Dec. 8, 2010. Born in Gholson, Miss., he moved to Sebring in 1954. He founded Bateman and Sons Construction Company, and was a member of First Assembly of God. He is survived by his loving wife, Frances; sons, Mark, Eddie, Eugene, Jerry, James and Michael; sisters, Barbara Rahrig and Anita Conners; 23 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Amemorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at First Assembly of God. Memorial contributions may be made to First Assembly of God, 4301 Kenilworth Blvd, Sebring, FL33870. Condolences may be expressed at www.morrisfu neralchapel.com. Morris Funeral Chapel, Sebring, is in charge of arrangements. Earl DannenbergEarl J. Dannenberg, 81, of Sebring died Dec. 9, 2010. Born in Holland, Mich., he was pastor of the First Baptist Church of Holland, Mich., and taught at Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary of Ankeny, Iowa. He was a member of Baptist MidMission, the Independent Baptist and Marantha Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Shirley A.; daughters, Carol J. Carew and Robin G. Bullis; sons John C. Dannenberg and Michael E. Dannenberg; 10 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Amemorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Marantha Baptist Church with Pastor Gerry Weber officiating. The family will greet friends at 10:30 a.m. until service time. Burial will be in Bentheim Cemetery in Bentheim, Mich. In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made in his memory to Chair of World Missions at Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary, 1900 NW4th St., Ankeny, Iowa 50021. Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home, Sebring, is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be expressed at www.stephen sonnelsonfh.com.Barbara McCormackBarbara McCormack, 84, of Sebring, died Nov. 27, 2010. Born in Scranton, Pa., she moved to Sebring in 1999. She worked for several years as a secretary for banks and land ma nagement companies in t he Scranton area. She is survived by her lo ving husband of 44 year s, Donald, and a sister, Marjor ie of Rosemont, Pa. She is pr edeceased of by her son an d daughter, David and Carol. Amemorial mass will be held for her at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in Avon Park at 10 a.m Tuesday. She moved to Florida to enjoy the sunshi ne and play golf year roun d. Donations may be made to the church of your choice or Hope Hospice in her lovin g memory.Sharon VornholtSharon L. Vornholt, 67, of Sebring died Dec. 9, 201 0. Born in Indianapolis, s he moved to Sebring in 200 6. She taught school in Indian a, Wisconsin and Florid a. Throughout her lifetim e, Sharon served the Lord in various Christian ministries She is survived by h er devoted husband, Jerry H ., and a sister, Carol Conner. Visitation will be at 1:3 0 p.m. Monday at Maranat ha Baptist Church, Sebring, fo llowed by a funeral service at 2:30 p.m. Memorials a re requested to Americ an Cancer Society. Envelop es will be available at the ser vice. Condolences may be expressed at www.morris fu neralchapel.com. Morr is Funeral Chapel, Sebring, w as in charge of arrangements.Nathaniel WashingtonNathaniel Washington, 6 6, of Avon Park died Dec. 6, 2010. Born in Orangebur g, S.C., he moved to Avon Pa rk 50 years ago. He w as employed in the citrus indu stry and was of the Apostal ic faith. He is survived by his com panion of 34 years, Cynth ia J. Witter; sons, James Tyle r, Garrett Hampton an d Cornelius Washingto n; daughters, Sharetta Pelze r, Nicole Hampton, Jacueli ne Tyler and Essie Washingto n; stepchildren, Matthe w Pinckney, Tryone Hampto n, Larry Hampton, Ter ry Hampton Jr., Frederi ck Pinckney, Corey Hampto n and Lisa Jackson; brother s, Charles Wahington, Herbe rt Washington and Berna rd Washington; 39 grandch ildren and nine great-gran dchildren. Afuneral service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, De c. 11 at the church. Internme nt will be in Lakevie w Memorial Gardens, Avo n Park. Swanns Mortuar y, Sebring, is in charge of arrangements. OBITUARIES McCormack The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN

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t hat have stopped by to see t he light and music s equence. Becky tells of a little girl w ho was given the option of g oing to Disney World to s ee the lights, but instead, s he opted to see the Jordans d isplay. Jean tells of a w oman who came several d ifferent nights and asked h ow Rob was able to change t he display from night to n ight. She saw something d ifferent each time she c ame and thought he was c hanging it up, she said. The display takes four w eekends, including a t hree-day weekend, to set up a nd it normally takes Rob, h is wife Becky, their two s ons and one of their f riends, as well as James a nd Jean Jordan to get the d isplay ready to show. Rob designed the hardw are used for his wireless d isplay. The display is run f rom an electrical circuit. T here are no data cables r unning through the yard as in many similar displays. All of the hardware is available through his Web site at www.diylightanimation.com. Non-commercial and non-profit users order from the site and build their own shows all over the world. Rob said one of his customers raised $20,000 for St. Judes Childrens Hospital by using his hardware to build a light display. The lights are set to five different songs of an eclectic mix, so everyone has something to listen to, Rob said. When you pull up to watch the show, set your radio on 96.3 FM and enjoy. The shows are at 7:30, 8 and 8:30 p.m. nightly until Jan. 1. This year the Jordan family is asking those who stop by to bring some canned food to be given to the Church Service Centers food pantry. The last two years have been difficult on everyone, Rob said. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, December 12, 2010Page 7A ROOFING SPECIALIST SERVING HIGHLANDS COUNTY SINCE 1989Shingles Flat Roofs Roof Repairs Mobile Home Roofovers -FULLYLICENSED & INSURED385-4690State Lic # RC 0066817 QUALITY WORK AT A REASONABLE PRICE FREEESTIMATES Newborns Children AdolescentsOFFICE HOURS: Rajeswari Sonni, M.D., F.A.A.P. Praveen Krishnadas, M.D., F.A.A.P. Anoop Palta, M.D., F.A.A.P. Vishakha Nakhate, M.D., F.A.A.P. David Kleczek, P.A.C. Amy Grimes, P.A.C. Mercy L. Seralde, M.D. Maria C. Perez, M.D. Maria B. Asis, M.D., F.A.A.P. Megan Neff, ARNPAvon Park Pediatrics,P.A. & Sebring Pediatrics,LLCWe accept most Major Insurance and Medicaid SEBRING382-0770AVON PARK453-7337 Specializing in the treatment of Allergies Asthma Attention Deficit Disorder Immunizations Check-ups Obesity Counseling SEBRING: MON. FRI. 8:30AM 5:00PMSATURDAY 8:30AM 12:00 NOON SEBRING ONLYAVON PARK: MON. & WED. 8:30AM 7:00PM TUES., THURS., & FRI. 8:30AM 5:00PM LAKE PLACID699-1414 Witford Reid M.D.Board Certified Anesthesiologist in Pain Management863-385-9333 Sebring Pain Management And Rehabilitation Center, Inc. 9 Ryant Blvd. Westshore Plaza, Sebring(1 Mile South of Lakeshore Mall on the Right)The ONLY JACHO ACCREDITEDPain Management Unit in Highlands CountySPECIALIZING IN: Back Pain Auto Accidents Neck Pain Work Related Injuries VOTED 2009 Doctor of the Year w et conditions led to trench f oot, which was such a p roblem the Army issued n ew socks in the K-ration p ackages. One of the first things H oldych learned was to t ake off his shoes when he s lept turning them u pside down to keep them f rom filling with water a nd putting on the fresh s ocks every day. You never took your c lothes off, Holdych said. I think I took two showers i n all the time I was (on the f ront lines). The food was terrible, he s aid. K-rations came in c ans that looked like hocke y pucks. We had pork and s crambled eggs for breakf ast. They were greasy and n o one liked that, he said. Wed have a wedge of c heese for lunch and a can o f Spam of dinner. Not a g ourmet meal. One day in November of 1 944, Holdych was working n ear a creek about 25 yards w ide. An American tank c ame rumbling along the r oad. Without warning, without e ven hearing it, a German a rtillery shell landed about e ight feet from him on the r oad. It shattered the pavem ent, sending asphalt and m etal shrapnel everywhere. Holdych was wounded in h is leg and wrist, but, ironic ally, saved from death by a G erman invention. Rifle cleaning kits dist ributed by the U. S. Army a t that time featured a m etal rod to ram down the barrel. The Germans, on the other hand, used a kit that used a length of string and a rag to clean the barrel. The German method was quicker and worked better. So, Holdych having liberated a German kit along the way used it instead of the standard issue. The German kit came in a flat tin can, which Holdych had tucked in a jacket pocket. When he was showered by the shrapnel, the tin can absorbed chunks of what would otherwise have hit his heart and killed him. He was sent to Oxford University, which had been turned into a hospital for those wounded during DDay. After recovering, Holdych returned to the field and was part of Pattons push through the Ruhr Valley industrial towns. I was just glad to be back with (my friends), Holdych said. He participated in the taking of Metz, a French city heavily fortified by the Germans. It took two weeks of constant attack to subdue the enemy. Following the German surrender, Holdych was furloughed back to the States and retained for possible service in Japan. The Japanese surrendered before he was re-deployed, although he had to wear his uniform, couldnt seek civilian employment and wasnt discharged until months later. Among 14 awards, Holdych received a Bronze Star, a Purple Heart and the combat action badge. His career after the war took interesting twists and turns. He married and had two children. Agood athlete, he was a catcher and outfielder for the Cleveland Indian farm system. He knew men like Phil Neikro, Bob Feller, Lou Boudreau, Tug McGraw and Stanley Hack who Holdych says should be in the Hall of Fame with a lifetime batting average of .301. In the 1940s and s, baseball players were paid tiny fractions of the amounts they are paid now. It was one reason why, when Carl Erskine urged him to leave baseball and go into banking, he did. After a distinguished career, Holdych retired at 55. He has kept busy with community work and hobbies, like model railroading. One of his most powerful life memories, however, comes from the war. He was in the field, waiting out the night, when he managed to tune in a live broadcast of a 1944 World Series game the St. Louis Cardinals versus the St. Louis Browns. It was 2 p.m. in St. Louis, 8 p.m. in France. Holdych wrapped his radio in his fatigue jacket with the volume very low Germans were close by and listened to the game, cheering under his breath. Continued from page 1A News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Russell Holdych remembers his baseball years fondly Thursday at his home in Sebring. Sebring veteran spent WWII crawling near enemy lines and Gause. Rewis is alleged to have gone into the back bedroom, taken the Ruger from a night stand, and returned to the living room brandishing the weapon. Gause, on seeing the weapon, is reported to have lunged at Rewis in an effort to wrestle the gun from her. At that point Rewis is said to have pulled the trigger, firing one shot. The bullet severed Gauses iliac artery, located in the pelvic area, and she bled to death. 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Page 8ANews-SunSunday, December 12, 2010www.newssun.com If youre injured or facing surgery, we provide personalized physical therapy care to help you recover quickly and safely. From hands-on therapy to pain management techniques and therapeutic exercise, our expert team will put their extensive training and experience to work for you. Call us today to schedule an appointment at your convenience. Most Insurance Plans Accepted 100 YMCA Ln. Sebring, Fl 33875863-382-2949 visit us on the web at www.bowyerpt.com BOWYERPHYSICAL THERAPYBOWYERPHYSICAL THERAPYBERNARDJACKSONAlso treating dizziness & balance. After I had my knee replacement surgery, the VA recommended I go to Bowyer PT for my therapy. From the minute I walked in, I felt the caring of the staff. I hold the utmost respect for my therapist, Keith. He knew my limits & was able to motivate me to make improvements despite my pain. I was able to see the gains I made after each session. I felt the whole staff was behind my recovery. After my sessions for my knee, I started on therapy for chronic back pain, upon approval from the VA Humana. I was asked where I wanted to attend therapy. There was no hesitation on my part, I chose Bowyer PT. I cannot thank Keith & his staff enough for all their help and motivation. They are truly wonderful, caring people. Keith A. Bowyer, Jr., PTBest Physical Therapist 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010License FL PT 16172 Herdma n n Certified in Vestibular RehabilitationKeith A. Bowyer, Jr., PTBest Physical Therapist 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010License FL PT 16172 Herdma n n Certified in Vestibular Rehabilitation

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If your preteen child hasnt hit you up yet f or a cell phone, youre among a rare breed i ndeed. Studies have found that roughly 70 p ercent of 11to 14-year-olds now use cell p hones. Closer to home, our 10-year-old has b een hounding my wife and me for months to g et his own phone. My initial reaction was, no way. But u pon investigation, I see why many parents e ventually give in. Here are a few pros and c ons for giving your preteen a phone, and s ome safeguards you can take: Safety. Anyone whos ever had a flat tire o r gotten lost can attest to cell p honessafety advantages. On the f lip side, unless you install parental c ontrols, your child could access i nappropriate content or be more vuln erable to bullying and predatory b ehavior. Expense. Cell phone use, i ncluding calls, text messaging, Web b rowsing and application downloads, c an be wildly expensive. You have t wo payment options: Prepaid plan buy minutes paya s-you-go. Plans vary widely in t erms of fees and per-minute calling a nd text rates. Advantages: No locked-in servi ce contract; know exactly how many minutes t heyre using. Disadvantages: Parental cont rols usually dont apply; phones more expens ive than under a service contract plan. Family plan sometimes its cheaper to add a phone to your existing plan. Some plans a llow unlimited calls/texts between friends a nd family or those using the same carrier. A dvantages: Generally cheaper if your kids m ake lots of calls/texts; most allow parental c ontrols. Disadvantages: Parental controls m ay cost extra; some plans dont allow usage c aps, so undisciplined kids may rack up large b ills; tied to service contract. Parental controls. One of the best ways t o protect your kids is to subscribe to your c arriers parental controls plan. Plan features v ary widely, but look for these when comparis on shopping: Cost (free to $4.99 a month). Ability to cap phone minutes and text messages. Allow emergency calls, even if over monthly usage allowance. Cap and/or block entertainment downloads (costly/inappropriate ringtones, music, video, etc.) Block mature content Web sites from Internet-enabled phones. Restrict time-of-day usage (e.g., block during school hours or after bedtime). Block calls/texts from specific or unknown numbers (helps prevent stalking, bullying and inappropriate contact). Track your childs physical location (requires GPSenabled phone and typically costs $5 to $10 a month). Parental control programs generally are not available with prepaid plans. And, since no filtering tool is completely foolproof, its important to regularly discuss safety issues with your kids. Make sure theyre comfortable coming to you with any questions or details of inappropriate contact theyve received. Not every child is ready for cell phone responsibilities. Set ground rules and be prepared to withhold privileges if they cross boundaries, such as not abiding school regulations, exceeding curfews or usage limits, using to bully others, repeatedly losing or damaging the phone, etc. And make sure they kick in part of their allowance to help pay. With my son, its not a question of if but instead of when. And when the time is right, hell bear the costs of the handset and adding a line to our family plan. This, of course, will allow him to hound me remotely for the latest must-have item. Jason Alderman directs Visas financial education programs.www.twitter.com/PracticalMoney. BUSINESS B SECTION News-Sun Sunday, December 12, 2010 SEE DEALER FOR DETAILS. EXPIRES 12-31-10 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. 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Personal Finance Jason Alderman Special to the News-SunLAKE PLACID Positive Medical Transpo rt donated $1,000 to the Florida Hospit al Heartland Medical Center Lake Plac id Operating Room Renovation as a way of than king the citizens of Lake Placid and the staff at FHHMC Lake Placid for their support and ser vice. Positive Medical Transport is honored to support the FHHMCLPFoundation and its co ntinued effort to improve medical servic es offered in our community, said Positi ve Medical Transport PIO Rob Bullock. The staff of Positive Medical Transpo rt strives to provide compassionate care an d exceed expectations on the level of the servic es we provide, very similar to that of Flori da Hospital; with a constantly growing communit y, it is important for us to grow together in provi ding excellent care to the people we care abo ut the most, our patients. PMT donates to Florida Hospital Courtesy pho to Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center Foundation Executive Director Jamie Bateman (from left), accepts a $1,000 check from Positive Medical Transport Public Information Officer Rob Bullock. The two are joined by FHHMC Lake Placid Registered Nurse Kaylie Lindsey and Foundation Chair Ann Pollard.

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Page 2BNews-SunSunday, December 12, 2010www.newssun.com Youve got too many dreams left undone. Too many special moments waiting to be experienced. Life is too short to let pain slow you down. Yet, for many, severe back pain and sciatica puts a halt to any enjoyment in life. Maybe you cant play golf like you used to. Or youre not able to enjoy that cruise like you should. Sciatica and back pain are NOT just a part of life and something you have to live with. In fact, many former back pain sufferers are now pain free after using a new drugless, painless treatment. This new therapy is called non-surgical disc decompression, and it is helping to keep people from having to go under the knife. The conditions this amazing treatment has proven successful are: Herniated discs Degenerative disc disease Back pain Sciatica Facet syndromesMedical Proof This Treatment Works While non-surgical spinal decompression is a rather new treatment, theres plenty of research to back up its claims. Heres just a handful of scientic studies We thus submit that decompression therapy should be considered rst, before the patient undergoes a surgical procedure which permanently alters the anatomy and function of the affected lumbar spine segment. Journal Of Neuroscience Research % of the 219 patients who completed the therapy reported immediate resolution of symptoms Orthopedic Technology Review vertebral axial [spinal] decompression was successful in 71% of the 778 cases Journal of Neurological Research good to excellent relief in 86% patients with Herniated discs The American Journal of Pain Management decompression therapy reported a 76.5% with complete remission and 19.6% with partial remission of pain and disability Rio Grande Hospital, Department of Neurosurgery As you can see, spinal decompression has a high success rate with helping disc herniations and back pain. What this means for you is that in just a matter of weeks, you could be back on the golf course, enjoying your love life, or traveling again. Until December 30, 2010 you can get everything for only $7900. Its time for you to nd out if spinal decompression will be your back pain and sciatica solution. My name is Dr. Keatley Waldron, owner Waldron Chiropractic in Sebring. I understand what it feels like to live in pain, because I see it every day. Ive seen hundreds of people with disc herniations, back problems and sciatica, who were once told surgery was the only option, leave the ofce pain free. For 10 days only, Im running a very special offer where you can nd out if you are a candidate for spinal decompression What does this offer include? Everything I normally do in my new patient evaluation. Youll get An in-depth consultation about your health and well-being where I will listenreally listento the details of your case. A complete neuromuscular examination, full set of specialized x-rays, review of your MRI, and a thorough analysis of your ndings so we can design your plan to being pain free. Youll get to see everything rst hand and nd out if this amazing treatment will be your back pain and sciatica solution, like it has been for so many other patients. And the best part about it is... No Dangerous Drugs, No Invasive Procedures, And No Painful Exercises. Spinal decompression treatments are very gentle. In fact, every once and awhile I even catch a patient sleeping during sessions. Youll simply lie on your back and then a specialized belt is gently put around your waist. Well set the machine to focus on your problem area then the advanced computer system will do the rest. The normal price for this type of evaluation, including x-rays, is $250 so youre saving a considerable amount by taking me up on this offer. Call today and we can get you scheduled for your consultation, exam and xrays as soon as theres an opening. Our ofce is located just off Hwy 27 in West Shore Plaza, just a few minutes from you. When you call, tell the receptionist youd like to come in for the Spinal Decompression Evaluation so she get you on the schedule and make sure you receive proper credit for this special offer. Sincerely, Keatley Waldron, D.C. P.S. What Will Your Pain Feel Like One Month From Today? One of the biggest myths about pain is that it goes away all by itself, without any treatment. A May 1998 study in the British Medical Journal proved this myth false, showing that 75% of back pain sufferers who do nothing about it will have either pain or disability 12 months later. If youve been having pain for awhile, its probably not going to get better own its own. Lifes too short to live in pain like this. Call today and soon Ill be giving you the green light to have fun again. Phone 863-414-4387Dont Let Back Pain Or Sciatica Ruin Your Life Many former back pain sufferers are now playing golf after using this natural treatment. Enjoy life again without sciatica, disc herniations, or back pain.PAID ADVERTISEMENT

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Breakfasts and lunches being served in the Highlands County School District for the upcoming week of Dec. 6-10 include: HIGH SCHOOLS Monday Breakfast Egg and Cheese Daybreaker, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, pear fruit cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, assorted milk. Lunch Penne pasta, meat sauce, garlic breadstick, burger, cheeseburger, chicken patty on bun, Mama Sofias cheese pizza, Mama Sofias pepperoni pizza, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwich meal, chef salad meal, baked french fries, orange glazed carrots, cheddar cheese stick, tossed salad, applesauce snacking cake, fruit cocktail cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Tuesday Breakfast Chicken biscuit, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, strawberry cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, assorted milk. Lunch Baked chicken, dinner roll, burger, cheeseburger, chicken patty on bun, Mama Sofias cheese pizza, Mama Sofias pepperoni pizza, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, PBJ sandwich meal, chef salad meal, mashed potatoes, chicken gravy, green beans, carrots and dip, cocoa clodhoppers, cut fresh fruit, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, assorted milk. Wednesday Breakfast Breakfast sandwich, hash brown patty, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, apricot cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, assorted milk. Lunch Corn dog, Mama Sofias cheese pizza, Mama Sofias pepperoni pizza, hot and spicy chicken sandwich, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, PBJ sandwich meal, chef salad meal, baked beans, carrots and dip, string cheese, assorted juice, assorted fresh fruit, cocoa clodhoppers, potato chips, assorted milk. Thursday Breakfast Breakfast burrito, salsa, hash brown patty, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, peach cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, assorted milk. Lunch Turkey and gravy, egg noodles, dinner roll, burger, cheeseburger, chicken patty on bun, Mama Sofias cheese pizza, Mama Sofias pepperoni pizza, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, PBJ sandwich meal, chef salad meal, broccoli, potato wedges, Colby Jack cheese stick, salsa, apple crisp, cut fresh fruit, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, assorted milk. Friday Breakfast Maple waffle stick, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, string cheese, strawberry cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, assorted milk. Lunch Chicken tenders, dinner roll, burger, cheeseburger, Mama Sofias cheese pizza, Mama Sofias pepperoni pizza, chicken patty on bun, PBJ sandwich meal, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, chef salad plate, baked french fries, carrots and dip, corn, tossed salad, chocolate chip cookie, diced peaches, assorted juice, assorted fresh fruit, assorted milk. ACADEMY SCHOOLS Monday Lunch Penne pasta, meat sauce, garlic breadstick, carrots and dip, applesauce snacking cake, fruit cocktail cup, assorted juice, assorted milk. Tuesday Lunch Baked chicken, dinner roll, mashed potatoes, green beans, cocoa clodhoppers, assorted juice, assorted fresh fruit, assorted milk. Wednesday Lunch Corn dog, baked beans, carrots and dip, assorted juice, cocoa clodhoppers, potato chips, assorted milk. Thursday Lunch Turkey and gravy, egg noodles, dinner roll, broccoli, apple crisp, cut fresh fruit, assorted juice, assorted milk. Friday Lunch Cheeseburger, dill stack, Sun Chips, fresh apple slices, chocolate chip cookie, assorted juice, assorted milk. MIDDLE SCHOOLS Monday Breakfast Egg and Cheese Daybreaker, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadsticks, pear fruit cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, assorted milk. Breakfast on the Patio: Sausage biscuit, assorted juice, assorted milk. Lunch Penne pasta, meat sauce, garlic breadstick, burger, cheeseburger, chicken patty on bun, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwich meal, chef salad meal, orange glazed carrots, cheddar cheese stick, tossed salad, applesauce snacking cake, fruit cocktail cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, assorted milk. Tuesday Breakfast Chicken biscuit, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, strawberry cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, assorted milk. Breakfast on the Patio: Chicken biscuit, assorted juice, assorted milk. Lunch Baked chicken, dinner roll, burger, cheeseburger, chicken patty on bun, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, PBJ sandwich meal, chef salad meal, mashed potatoes, chicken gravy, green beans, carrots and dip, cocoa clodhoppers, cut fresh fruit, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, assorted milk. Wednesday Breakfast Breakfast pizza, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, apricot cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, assorted milk. Breakfast on the Patio: Breakfast pizza, assorted juice, assorted milk. Lunch Corn dog, cheeseburger, hot and spicy chicken sandwich, ham sub meal, dill stack, chef salad meal, PBJ sandwich meal, baked beans, carrots and dip, string cheese, assorted juice, assorted fresh fruit, cocoa clodhoppers, potato chips, assorted milk. Thursday Breakfast Breakfast burrito, salsa, hash brown patty, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, peach cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, assorted milk. Breakfast on the Patio: Chicken biscuit, assorted juice, assorted milk. Lunch Turkey and gravy, egg noodles, dinner roll, burger, cheeseburger, chicken patty on bun, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, PBJ sandwich meal, chef salad meal, broccoli, potato wedges, Colby Jack cheese stick, salsa, apple crisp, cut fresh fruit, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, assorted milk. Friday Breakfast Maple waffle stick, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, string cheese, strawberry cup, assorted juice, assorted fresh fruit, assorted milk. Breakfast on the Patio: Sausage biscuit, assorted juice, assorted milk. Lunch Mama Sofias pepperoni pizza, Mama Sofias cheese pizza, burger, cheeseburger, chicken tenders, dinner roll, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, chef salad meal, PBJ sandwich meal, carrots and dip, corn, tossed salad, chocolate chip cookie, diced peaches, assorted juice, assorted fresh fruit, assorted milk. ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS Monday Breakfast Egg and Cheese Daybreaker, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, pear fruit cup, assorted fresh fruit, apple juice, grape juice, orange juice, fruit blend juice, assorted milk. Breakfast in the Classroom: Cinnamon Toast Crisp, string cheese, pear fruit cup, chocolate milk. Lunch Baked chicken, dinner roll, Uncrustable Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich, turkey chef salad, mashed potatoes, chicken gravy, green beans, apple crisp, very berry juice bar, apple juice, grape juice, orange juice, fruit blend juice, assorted milk. Tuesday Breakfast Breakfast burrito, salsa, hash brown patty, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, strawberry cup, assorted fresh fruit, apple juice, grape juice, orange juice, fruit blend juice, assorted milk. Breakfast in the Classroom: Blueberry/sausage pancake, strawberry cup, chocolate milk, Uncrustable peanut butter and honey, peach cup. Lunch Barbecue pork on bun, Uncrustable PBJ sandwich, ham chef salad, scalloped potatoes, baked beans, rosy applesauce, very berry juice bar, apple juice, grape juice, orange juice, fruit blend juice, assorted milk. Wednesday Breakfast Chicken biscuit, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, apricot cup, assorted fresh fruit, apple juice, grape juice, orange juice, fruit blend juice, assorted milk. Breakfast in the Classroom: Uncrustable peanut butter and honey, peach cup, chocolate milk, blueberry/sausage pancake, strawberry cup. Lunch Uncrustable PBJ sandwich, turkey chef salad, corn dog, potato puffs, carrots and dip, pineapple cup, cinnamon bears, apple juice, assorted milk. Thursday Breakfast Breakfast pizza, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, peach cup, assorted fresh fruit, apple juice, grape juice, orange juice, fruit blend juice, assorted milk. Breakfast in the Classroom: Breakfast frittata, grape juice, chocolate milk, strawberry banana yogurt, honey bear crackers, apple juice. Lunch Cheeseburger, dill stack, Uncrustable PBJ sandwich, ham chef salad, potato puffs, carrots and dip, fruited Jell-O, very berry juice bar, apple juice, grape juice, orange juice, fruit blend juice, assorted milk. Friday Breakfast Maple waffle stick, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, string cheese, strawberry cup, assorted fresh fruit, apple juice, grape juice, orange juice, fruit blend juice, assorted milk. Breakfast in the Classroom: Strawberry banana yogurt, honey bear crackers, apple juice, chocolate milk, breakfast frittata, grape juice. Lunch Cheese filled breadstick, marinara sauce, Uncrustable PBJ sandwich, turkey chef salad, mixed vegetables, ice cream sandwich, diced peaches, fresh apple slices, apple juice, grape juice, orange juice, fruit blend juice, assorted milk. KINDERGARTEN LEARNING CENTER Monday Lunch Baked chicken, dinner roll, Uncrustable Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwich, mashed potatoes, chicken gravy green beans, apple crisp, assorted milk. Tuesday Lunch Barbecue pork on bun, Uncrustable PBJ sandwich, scalloped potatoes, baked beans, rosy applesauce, assorted milk. Wednesday Lunch Uncrustable PBJ sandwich, corn dog, potato puffs, carrots and dip, diced peaches, Goldfish crackers, applesauce cup, assorted milk. Thursday Lunch Cheeseburger, Uncrustable PBJ sandwich, potato puffs, carrots and dip, fruited Jell-O, assorted milk. 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Circular driveway, no restrictions or home owners association. 2706 Kingswood Dr. $74,325US 27 to Hammock Rd to (R ) into Golf Hammock (Golf Hammock Dr) to (R ) on Par Rd to (R ) on Cormorant Pt Dr to (R ) on Waterwood Dr to next (R ) on Waterwood to home.CORMORANTPTBEAUTY! 2br,2bath,11/2cargarage,newer appliances,lovelykitchenwithpantry&breakfastbar.Lovelymaster andprivateguestquarters&Floridaroom.Viewthisbeautytoday! 3320 Waterwood Dr. $126,755US 27 to Hammock Rd turn (R) into second entrance of Golf Hammock, veer left on Lost Ball, turn (L) on Dog Leg to home on (L).PRIVATE & GORGEOUS! Lovely 3/2 with oversized garage has high ceilings, 8 doors, crown molding, abundant tile & open plan. Large master w/ tray ceiling, sliding glass doors to the lanai, walk-in closet & garden tub and shower. 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Megan Stein from SHS w as elected 2011 SubD istrict Chairman and Gates w as re-elected to serve as A lternate Chairman. The winners in the High S chool and Middle School w ill advance to District comp etition on Thursday, January 2 0, 2011. The following results were a chieved:High School T ractorOperations First place Matthew P ettit, Sebring Second place Christian V aldez, Clewiston Third place Josh M cClean, Avon Park E xtemporaneous Speaking First place Charlie B rown, Avon Park Sr. Second place Elton G argano, Sebring Sr. Third place Taylor C orbin, Clewiston P repared Public Speaking First place Megan S tein, Sebring Sr. Second place Calago H ipps, Avon Park Sr. Third place Heidi South Lake Placid Sr. C reed First place Taylor C rutchfield, Sebring Sr. Second place Hayley Stephens, Moore Have Third place Rebecca Corley, Clewiston Parliamentary Procedure First place Avon Park: Zack Farr, Charlie Brown, Calago Hipps, Emily Whitman, Kyle Jahna and Zachary McKinney Second place Sebring: Megan Stein, Lauren Welborn, Tara O'Berry, Ashley Palmer, Carlee Hill and Kari AstMiddle School Opening and Closing Ceremonies First placeHill-Gustat: Jessica Belcher, Alex Hornick, Teresa Ware, Zack Smith, Victoria Sawicki, Renz Torres and John Tantillo. Second place Avon Park: Hannah Farr, Julianna Jackson, Emily Jahna, Alex Bilbrey, Stephanie Albright, Brooks Whidden and Haley Richardson. Third place Sebring: Jonas Dickens, Dylan Schmotzer, Jacob Cooper, Krystal Dombroski, Laura Eshelman, Kara Faircloth and Brianna Hood Parliamentary Procedure First placeAvon Park: Brooks Whidden, Hannah Farr, Julianna Jackson, Alex Bilbrey, Haley Richardson and Kelsey Cole Second place HillGustat: Teresa Ware, Victoria Sawicki, Renz Torres, John Tantillo, Emily Little and Kasey Starling Third place Sebring: Danai Shreeves, Lacey Clark, Laura Eshelman, Krystal Dombroski, Blake Vickers and Tori Stephenson Extemporaneous Speaking First placeMirah Alvarez, Hill-Gustat Second place CJ Wilson, Lake Placid Prepared Public Speaking First placeKryst al Dombroski, Sebring Second place Tayl or Shoemaker, Hill-Gustat Creed First placeJessi ca Belcher, Hill-Gustat Second place Ari el Bauer, Sebring Third place Kels ey Cole, Avon Park Local schools do well in FFA Sub-District Contests CHALKTALK Courtesy photo Hill-Gustat Middle Opening & Closing team includes (from left) Lauren Welborn, Zack Smith, John Tantillo, Alex Hornick, Victoria Sawicki, Teresa Ware, Renz Torres, Jessica Belcher and Brittany Gates. Courtesy photo Lauren Welborn (from left), Josh McClean, Christian Valdez, Matthew Pettit and Brittany Gates (Tractor Operations). Courtesy pho to Brittany Gates and Megan Stein, alternate chairman and chairman for 2011. Courtesy pho to Avon Park Senior Parliamentary Procedure team includes (from left) Zack Farr, Emily Whitman, Charlie Brown, Kyle Jahna, Calago Hipps and Zackary McKinney.

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LIVING C SECTION News-Sun Sunday, December 12, 2010 Illustration courtesy of Getty Images U rbanDwellers T hose living in small apartments or the big city could use some g adget-friendly help as they go about their day.SmarterSound: Have a quieter commute or just tune out the neighbors with Phiaton Noise Cancelling Earphones PS 20 NC. The in-ear headset has noise blocking technology that maximizesthe quality of music from their MP3 players while minimizing outside interference. The lightweight earphones use one AAAbattery and come with inline volume control and a choice of silicone earbuds. (www.phiaton.com)Stay Connected: Arecent National Health Interview Survey showed that nearly two-thirds of adults who shared an apartment or house with unrelated roommates reported having only mobile phones, making that group the most likely to be completely wireless and struggling with dropped or missed calls. To help with cell phone signal issues, the roommate friendly zBoostMETRO Cell Phone Signal Booster, from Wi-Ex, works with multiple users and multiple carriers simultaneously. Its antenna mounts to a window and comes with everything they need to cover 1,500 square feet. (www.wi-ex.com) GadgetGrands Keep the grandparents up to speed with easy-to-use technology that keeps them connected to the family.Picture This: Upgrade their family photo collection with a Bluetooth Enabled Digital Picture Frame from Portable USA. It has a 10.4-inch LCD display with 640 x 480 resolution. You can upload new pictures from your phone. In addition to showing pictures, it will play videos, music and text. It has a USB connector and 2 memory card slots in addition to 256MB of internal memory, and comes with two wood frames. (www.amazon.com)Get Face Time: If their computer doesnt have a built-in video camera, the compact Microsoft LifeCam VX-500 is ideal. It has a 1.3 megapixel sensor that shoots VGAvideo and captures twice as much light as other devices, for a much clearer picture. It has a flexible base that lets them adjust the angle, and a built-in mic. Its optimized for Windows Live Messenger, but also works with Skype, AIM and Yahoo Messenger. It comes in three fun colors. (www.store.microsoft.com) On-the-GoJoesTravel junkies and vacationing families need gadgets that will stand up to the rigors of being on the road.Extreme Video: Whether its on a bicycles handlebars or strapped to a surfboard, the ATC9K All-Terrain Video Camera from Oregon Scientific can take a hit. Its a durable, shockresistant unit that captures 5-megapixel stills as well as 1080p HD video. It also has a G-Sensor that tracks measurements for speed, hang time, angle of movement and other motion stats, and a laser pointer that lets them line the camera up with whatever they want to shoot. (www2.oregonscientific.com)Waterproof Reading: Keep their Kindle dry with the M-Edge Guardian Waterproof Case. It will float on the waters surface for hands-free reading. Its custom-molded interior and mounting pads give cushioned support, and it also has flexible sealed cutouts so they can access the controls. As an extra security measure, theres a ring at the bottom of the case so it can be strapped to a lanyard or belt. (www.medgestore.com)iWorkers The number of people working from their homes seems to grow every day. Get your iWorker set up right with these gadgets.Consistent Coverage: Cell phones are essential communication tools for teleworkers, and when they dont get signal, it makes work even more work. The zBoost-SOHO Dual Band Cell Phone Signal Booster supports multiple phones simultan eously and gives them the coverage they need to work through the whole house (up to 3,500 sq ft; including aircards, EDGE and 3G Technology). (www.wi-ex.com)Charge It: Keep all the essential office gadgets charged up with Energizers Inductive Charging Station. With two large inductive charging zones that dont require locking the devic e into a particular position, your iWorker can just set their phon e (and two other devices) down and it will get charged up. It ha s a USB port to allow users to charge additional devices such a s cameras or GPS units. (www.target.com) Custom Caffeine: No office would be complete without a co ffeemaker. The AeroPress Coffee and Espresso Maker from Aerobie lets anyone brew American style or Espresso style co ffees for use in lattes or cappuccinos. It has a total-immersion system that mixes water and grounds at a moderate temperature, then gentle air pressure pushes the mix into a micro-fil ter, resulting in a smooth, rich brew in just 30 seconds. Visit www.aerobie.com to find a retailer near you. StockingStuffers forUnder$50Keep her iPod touch protected in style with an iPod touch case from Kate Spade New York. Molded from premium silicone, it protects from bumps and scratches while showing off a bright splash of trendy color. (www.store.apple.com)Get moving with the light weight Gosmart Pocket Pedometer from Omron. It counts strides, measures distance, estimates calories burned and can store up to a weeks worth of information. It has an activity tracker that monitors specific exercises for a set time, and comes in purple, yellow, pink and black. (www.gosmartpedometers.com)Make his smart phone smarter with add-on lenses for the iPhone. USBFever sells a wide-angle lens, a 2X telephoto lens and a fish-eye lens that attach with a simple magnetic ring. (www.usbfever.com)FAMILYFEATURES C hances are, someone youre shopping forhas some kind of gadget on theirwish list. If youre not sure where to get started, this gift guide will help you find just the right thing forthat special someone.

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DearAbby: I would like to say something to my mother, but the truth is I dont know who my biological mother is. I was adopted when I was a baby. I have looked for her online over the years, but have yet to find her. I have asked myself many times what Id say to her if I met her. Because I know it may never happen, Im asking you to print my message: Mama, I dont know the circumstances of my birth, and I dont really care. All I know is that two loving parents adopted me and helped to shape me into the person I am. Today I am a successful professional with a loving spouse and wonderful children, to whom I try to give the best. I imagine that is what you wanted to do for me. Therefore, I have decided that I dont really need to find you and say, Thank you. You made a good choice. I am doing fine and I love you. Her Thankful Son DearThankful Son: I hope one day your birth mother will be fortunate enough to meet you and you can say those words to her in person. One of the most difficult decisions a mother can make, but one of the most loving, is to place a child for adoption when she is unable to provide a stable upbringing for her baby. Most birth mothers long for a reunion. And for them, as well as for you, I am printing your letter. DearAbby: I am a semiretired professional man. My wife and I have an ongoing disagreement and would like the benefit or your wisdom. I was raised that when a man enters a house or a place of business, especially a restaurant, he should remove his hat. It annoys me to see young men sit in a restaurant wearing baseball caps, cowboys hats or even stocking caps. My wife says times have changed recent generations were not raised the same way and I should just get over it. I say there is no right or wrong age for common etiquette. I can overlook this behavior in a fastfood restaurant, but I also see it happening in nice establishments. I believe that restaurant managers should ask men to remove their hats. If they refuse, at least they will have been told it is unacceptable behavior. Should I follow my wifes advice, or do I have a valid gripe? Tony in Florida DearTony: Som e restaurants still insist that their patrons adhere to a strict dress code but fewer of them do than in decades ago. In recent year s the rigid rules regarding the wear ing of hats have relaxed in part, I suspect because of aging baby boomers who use baseball caps to camouflage their bald spots. However, according to Emily Post, you do have a valid gripe. She says there are times when wearing a h at is appropriate, and times when it isnt. According to her, a man should remove his hat (and this includes baseball caps) upon enterin g a home, when indoors at work (especially in an office), at mealtime at the table, in restaurants and cof fee shops, at a movie or indoor performance, when the national anthem is played and when the American flag passes by as in a parade. 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. Page 2CNews-SunSunday, December 12, 2010www.newssun.com THE WARRIORSR WAY(Kate Bosworth,Dong Gun-Jang)2:15 4:15 7:15 9:15FASTER 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 9:15RED PG13(Bruce Willis,John Malkovich)2:00 4:30 7:00 9:30 The NewFAIRMOUNTCINEMA63750 US 27 N. Sebring NOW SHOWINGFriday 12/10 Thursday 12/16 Suick CinemasInformation 385-9980 Office 385-9908New Dolby Digital SoundAll Seats $6.00for Matinee OPENING DECEMBER 17TH HOW DO YOU KNOW THE FIGHTER SEBRING DISCOUNT BEVERAGES3750 U.S. 27 North, Unit C1 471-2277Next to Fairmount Cinema 6 Open Mon-Sat 9-6 Closed SundayTobacco Products, Candy, Cold Beer, Housewares, Gifts & MORE!LOW PRICES MANY GOOD BARGAINS CLOSEOUTS!*Prices do not include tax. Natural Light and Natural IceAll Old Milwaukees Best Reg, Lt, Ice12 Pack $6.99 Budweiser and Bud Light 12 Pack $10.99Busch, Busch Light and Bud Ice18 Pack $11.29 Baseball Hats $4.00 Each Zippo Lighters All 20% Off Smoke Odor ExterminatorCandles/Spray Can $6.79/$5.79305s and ROMY 3 Pack Deal $10.30 For 3 Misty $44.99 Carton Winston $46.99 Carton Newport$48.49 Carton 3 Pack Deal $4.99 Ea.USA Gold $43.99 Carton Seneca $31.69 Carton Smokin Joes $30.99 Carton Cigarette Style Little CigarsMany Brands $6.99 $10.99 Carton DIVERSIONS FAMILIARENDINGSBy ROBERTA. DOLL ACROSS 1 Bear mascot of the 1980 Moscow Olympics 6 Like some dancing 13 Grunts position 18 Modern messages 19 Horaces Ars __ 20 Roll player 22 Memorable 1994 film exhortation 24 Well-fortified, in a way 25 __ Pie 26 Nail site 27 Ruthless 29 Q5 maker 32 Intrude 34 s activist Bobby 35 Skipping no pages 40 Spirited horse 42 Nintendos Super __ 43 Game show name 44 Originate (from) 45 Bribe 47 The Gold Bug author 49 If you prick us, do we not __?: The Merchant of Venice 51 Understood 53 In detail 59 Feature of many a bad review 62 Here-there link 64 Pitching staff leaders 65 Have in spades 66 Hold it! 68 NASCAR racer Mark 70 Penn or Pitt 71 Defend ones principles bravely 75 He-men 77 __ Tunes 78 Needing ice, maybe 79 I, Claudius role 80 Hard to catch 81 Power tool? 83 Stock holder? 88 1969 Bob Dylan hit 91 Fate 93 Three Coins in the Fountain fountain 94 Baltimore daily 95 Fa-la link 97 Maker of PowerCat soccer shoes 100 Divided sea 101 Crime show with two spin-offs 104 Wilsons predecessor 107 Lehane crime novel about a missing girl 110 Lively movement 112 Twelfth Night duke 114 Foe of the Iroquois 115 Complete 117 Navig. aid 119 Like many beach bums 124 Sports no-no 125 Continually 129 Goes after crustaceans 130 Access, in a way 131 Indias first prime minister 132 SAT segment 133 Paul Anka love song with a Spanish title 134 Bee killer, at times DOWN 1 No more than 2 1989 Radio Hall of Fame inductee 3 Went under 4 Old player 5 10-time Gold Glove winner Roberto 6 Loan no. 7 Want ad letters 8 Musical symbol 9 Emperor under Pope Innocent III 10 Galleys with two banks of oars 11 Post-ER area 12 Unofficial Seabees motto 13 Hardly the macho type 14 100 clams 15 Aqaba is its only seaport 16 Corrida cry 17 Scouting prizes 20 Means to get in touch 21 High dudgeon 23 Whomps 28 Adventurers / documentarians Martin and __ Johnson 30 Period, e.g. 31 Seals, as a deal 33 Support, with up 35 Hacks 36 Earthen stewpot 37 Zig or zag 38 Perk recipient 39 Muscats land 41 They may include ht., wt., skin color, etc. 46 Academy teacher 48 Pleistocene, e.g. 50 Team with a mascot named Uga, familiarly 52 Bryn Mawr undergrads 54 Etchers supply 55 Have a __: crave 56 Ex-senator Trent 57 Nitrogen-based dye 58 Law closing? 60 Pipe down! 61 Cre-ish? 63 Was relentless, as a storm 67 Reef ring 69 Shade of blue 70 Secret __ 71 Violent anger 72 Admired stars 73 Georgetown athletes 74 Fund for later yrs. 75 Irreverent NBC hit 76 Something to take in the afternoon 80 Best of the stage 82 Wear a long face 84 Climbers challenge 85 Parade honoree 86 Hunter of fiction 87 Get to 89 Parent/teen sticking point 90 Jellystone Park bear 92 CRT part 96 Tale starter, perhaps 98 Scratch 99 Grab __: eat on the run 101 Rupert of The Reivers 102 __ Oldest Rivalry: Virginia/North Carolina annual college football game 103 Lays to rest 105 Dietitians forte 106 __TV: actuality network 108 Piece o cake! 109 Hankers 111 Beavis and Butthead spin-off 113 Elegance 116 Go down a bit 118 Compos mentis 120 No, across the Bering Strait 121 Vintage pop 122 Bring home 123 Put under 126 Dawn deity 127 NBA stats 128 To boot Solution on page 7C Man sends heartfelt thank you to mother he may never find As kids, my brother and I l oved to count the presents p iled under the tree. Then w e liked to count the ones d esignated for us personally. Pretty selfish, werent w e?! But, what child when v iewing such a spectacular s ight as a glittering tree o verlooking an array of b rightly colored packages c an deny the temptation to c ount and claim? And opening each gift far e xceeded counting them. That special doll and doll h ouse. That pretty new robe a nd slippers. New ice skates a nd more. And yet, I can r emember a slight letdown w hen there was nothing left t o open. It wasnt that I hadnt gotten enough. It was plain to see I had gotten more than my share. But, the anticipation was over and with it a bit of disenchantment slid alongside. I believe God was at work in the giving generosity of our parents who sacrificed so we could have such a festive Christmas morning. But, he was equally present in that sense of disenchantment that followed. Things cannot fill the void that is in every heart. God has placed eternity in every heart. That means that only our eternal God can fill that void. Still we often try to fill it with other things and then disappointment accompanies the journey. Dissatisfaction is always lurking just around the next corner. Only God satisfies the hunger and thirst that is present in every soul. We were designed to fellowship with God. When that fellowship was broken by our first parents desire to usurp Gods authority, sin entered the world. Sin separates us from our holy God. He cannot look upon sin. His holiness demands he judge it. How to resolve Gods love of mankind and the need to judge sin? Perhaps the greatest Christmas verse in the Bible can explain it. John 3: 16 may not usually be read along with the Christmas story. But, in it Jesus explains why he came. He shows the heart of the Father in his Christmas gift to the world. Listen as he says, For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. If there was never another gift under the tree, that gift securely wrapped up in my heart satisfies every longing and every need. My relationship with Jesus Christ is what counts for now and eternity. Selah Jan Merop of Sebring is a NewsSun correspondent. What counts at Christmas? Jesus does Pause And Consider Jan Merop Q: Help! Whenever our two adult c hildren, their spouses, and our four s chool-age grandchildren (tweenagers, a ll) visit us, as they did this past T hanksgiving, chaos reigns. The child ren are nothing short of wild. They r un, jump, and scatter toys and clothing a ll over the place, all with much yelling a nd screaming. They act like theyre on v acation at a beach rental, and the pare nts do little to control the situation. We have tolerated this for some time n ow because we dont want to create d iscomfort for our guests. But weve p retty much had it. Do we talk to the parents or should w e just discipline when we feel discip line is needed? A: This can be the stickiest of wicke ts, one that Im hearing about from an e ver-increasing number of grandpare nts. Apparently, too many of todays p arents fail to realize that proper pare nting is an expression of love and r espect for ones neighbors, including f riends and relatives. Lacking such fund amental social awareness (they have s ome mass disorder, no doubt), they i nflict their little (and sometimes, as in t his case, not so little) terrors on everyo ne who is kind enough to let them in t he door. Willie and I laid down the law early o n concerning grandchild behavior in o ur home. We told the kids that two rules prevailed: First, when in Rome do as the Romans do, and when the Romans come to you, do as the Romans do. Second, it is our job to spoil, your job to discipline; do not do our job and we wont have to do yours. That pretty much sums up the grandparent/parent relationship. Thankfully, our kids were and are still on board with our expectations. We certainly arent draconian, but things like running, jumping on furniture, loud noises, and disobedience (in any form) are not allowed. Those clear understandings make for much better visits for adults and children alike. Were I in your shoes, I would take this issue up with the parents. If you react to the grandchildrens behavior out of the proverbial blue, and especially given the unfortunate precedents that have been set, you are likely to run afoul of parental protectiveness. Furthermore, you are not and should not be responsible for the discipline of your grandchildren. Their parents are responsible, and they should accept that obligation. Doing so is a matter of respect for you not to mention good guest etiquette (a word in danger of extinction). Assuming you and Grandma are on the same page (Caution! Do not proceed unless that condition is satisfied!), talk to the parents. Tell them what bothers you and what your expectations are. No need to be critical, mind you. No need to imply that you dont approve of their parenting. Explain that the older one gets, the less tolerant one becomes of child chaos. Its true, unless one is blessed with hearing loss. The parents, in turn, should convey your expectations, in no uncertain terms, to the grandchildren before they get in the car to come to your house and again in the driveway before everyone gets out of the car. They should make a further commitment to you that enforcement will not be in your court. And it really doesnt matter whether or not the parents agree with your expectations; they should back you unconditionally. Thats one way parents teach children respect for adult authority. Family psychologist John Rosemond answers parents questions on his Web site at www.rosemond.com. Proper parenting is an expression of love and respect for ones neighbors Dear Abby Classified ads get results! Call 385-6155 Living With Children John Rosemond

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Page 4CNews-SunSunday, December 12, 2010www.newssun.com just because you can't hear HEARfor the HolidaysDon't miss out on precious moments during the Holiday family gatherings 130 S. Commerce Ave. Sebring, Florida863-385-3497Mon. Fri. 9am 4pm Closed Wednesdays Lampe & Kiefer Hearing Aid Center has been in business for 42 years. We strive to offer you the best hearing instruments available plus an exceptional patient experience. We know how important your hearing is. Please call us today to begin your life of better hearing. SENIORSCENE By ESTHER HARRIS Special to the News-SunWhen you think of the holidays, you may imagine such things as turkey dinners, family gatherings, or the holiday shopping season. But newly entitled and current Medicare beneficiaries, who are considering changes to their Medicare Part D Prescription Drug plan, need to know the Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Program Open Season this year runs to Dec. 31. Joining a Medicare prescription drug plan is voluntary, and participants pay an additional monthly premium for the coverage. Some people with limited resources and income are eligible for Extra Help to pay for monthly premiums, annual deductibles, and prescription co-payments. To qualify for this Extra Help: You must reside in one of the 50 states or the District of Columbia; Your resources must be limited to $12,510 for an individual or $25,010 for a married couple living together. Resources include such things as bank accounts, stocks, and bonds. We do not count your house and car as resources; and Your annual income must be limited to $16,245 for an individual or $21,855 for a married couple living together. Even if your annual income is higher, you still may be able to get some help. Some examples where your income may be higher are if you or your spouse: Support other family members who live with you; Have earnings from work; or Live in Alaska or Hawa ii. As our celebri ty spokesperson Chubb y Checker will tell you, a ne w twist in the law makes it easier than ever to qualif y. Social Security no long er counts as a resource any li fe insurance policy. We also n o longer count as income t he help you may receive wh en someone else provides yo u with food and shelter, or someone else pays yo ur household bills for foo d, mortgage, rent, heating fu el or gas, electricity, water, an d property taxes. To apply for Extra Hel p, complete the Application f or Help with Medica re Prescription Drug Plan Cos ts (SSA-1020) online at www.socialsecurity.gov/ext ra help. You also can call 1-80 0772-1213 (TTY1-800-32 50778). Social Security repr esentatives can help you app ly over the phone or mail an application to your home. O r, visit your local Soci al Security office. To learn more about t he Medicare prescription dru g plan, vis it www.medicare.gov or call 1800-MEDICARE (1-80 0633-4227; TTY1-877-48 62048). Esther Harris is district manager of the Social Security branch in Sebring. Medicare D Open Season closes Dec. 31 What should be the happ iest times of the year, T hanksgiving and C hristmas, so often are r eferred to by some people a s the most stressful times o f their lives. Why? Some of the reasons are, t hey undertake to do too m uch, spend too much, eat t oo much and sleep and e xercise too little. Obvious, h uh? Yet these are the simp lest things that most peop le forget about.We have m et the enemy and he is us! Along while ago, I accid entally hit upon a tried and t rue stress reducer for me a nd anyone I shared it with. I call it the One Minute Fix. I t was my first time away f rom home alone (and I was o nly 63.) I began to unpack f eeling like the comedian w ho sang from camp, Hello mudder; hello fadd er. Here I am in Camp G renada Lonely, sad, a bandoned. One of the items in my b ag was a packet of pictures I had picked up on my way b ut had not opened y et. Two of the pict ures you see here. G et the idea? I l aughed out loud a ll by myself. Boy d id I feel better. Instructions: 1) S elect a folder or p acket you can c onveniently carry w ith you. 2) Select p ictures that you p articularly like. For examp le the new puppy and of c ourse the grandchildren or a quote that is meaningful t o you. I have some poems s ome quotes and pictures. O ne of the pictures is the p et crow playing tug of war w ith the standard black p oodle. I use my small daily calendar instead of a folder. It has a clear plastic cover and I take small pictures and make a collage on the back and front and here and there pasted on an odd page of some month. Voila. Every time you make an entry you have a small delight so you dont have to wait to feel down or stressed to use it. But I think the most stressing thing is the way some of us sometimes talk to ourselves. I cant do it; Stupid; You cant do anything right: What a mess etc, etc. Incidentally, we do talk to ourselves most of the day so why not give a positive affirmation. The most famous one is Every day in every way I am better and better and better! (I add hopefully Every day in every way the world is better and better!) You are doing so well! Good Job! Oh yeah! The !!!! are for extra emphasis.) And prayer does just as well as meditation. I like the comparison of stress to holding up a glass for a toast. Feels fine for a few minutes, but hold it up for 20 minutes and your arm gets tired (stressed). Put it down for a few minutes and you can hold it up again. So take a break from stress with some of the above techniques and have a happy, stress-less holiday. Pearl Carter is a Lake Placid resident. E-mail her at timely87@comcast.net. Times of stress call for favorite pictures Pearls Gems Pearl Carter Courtesy photo A size 5 slipper sits on the couch next to Pearls little Miss Bruce. Courtesy photo A bamboo forest and carved bear at Pearls sons house.

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By JOHN MILBURN Associated PressABILENE, Kan. Newly d iscovered documents from a c abin owned by President D wight D. Eisenhowers s peechwriter are shedding m ore light on the evolution o f the former generals hist oric farewell address nearly 5 0 years ago, and his fears t hat Americas burgeoning m ilitary prowess was driving i ts foreign policy. The documents, portions o f which appeared on the E isenhower Presidential L ibrarys research website b efore their public unveiling F riday, are expected to shed m ore light on the origins of t he term military-industrial c omplex phrasing used b y Eisenhower in the speech t o warn against unbridled m ilitary development. The p hrase began as war-based i ndustrial complex before b ecoming military in later d rafts. Grant Moos, son of E isenhower aide Malcolm M oos, discovered the papers covered with pinecones, d irt and other debris in a c abin in Minnesota. We are just so fortunate t hat these papers were disc overed, said Karl W eissenbach, director of the E isenhower Presidential L ibrary in Abilene. We were f inally able to fill in the gaps o f the address. For a number o f years it was apparent that t here were gaps. The papers show how E isenhower and his staff s pent two years preparing for h is goodbye to the nation and w hy he decided to include his c oncern about how Americas m ilitary building had come to d ictate foreign policy in the s peech. One document feat ures a typewritten note from E isenhower lamenting that w hen he joined the military i n 1911, there were 84,000 A rmy soldiers a number t hat ballooned roughly tenf old by 1960. The direct result of this continued high level of defense expenditures has been to create a permanent armaments industry of vast proportions, where none had existed before, he wrote in the passage, a variation of which reached the delivered speech on Jan. 17, 1961. Eisenhower biographer David Nichols noted that while the speech is known for the phrase military-industrial complex, the president had warned about military growth and the Cold War threats throughout his presidency. Born in 1890, Eisenhower grew up in Kansas and graduated from the U.S. Military Academy. During World War II, he commanded the Allied Forces in Europe, including the D-Day invasion of France. After the war he became president of Columbia University and the first commander of NATO before running for president 1952, a campaign that featured the slogan I like Ike. He died in 1969. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, December 12, 2010Page 5C 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. SENIORSCENE Special to the News-Sun SEBRING As Americans grapple with how the recent election results, pending legislation, and economic recovery will affect their futures, one thing is certain: they remain fearful of not being able to pay for healthcare costs during retirement. In a recent survey from financial services firm Edward Jones, nearly a quarter (23 percent) of Americans said not being able to pay for healthcare costs in retirement was their top fear, a percentage that has actually decreased over the last four years. In 2006, when Americans were polled on this topic, 30 percent said paying for healthcare was their greatest fear. The survey also found that 19 percent of Americans are worried about having to work longer to supplement retirement savings versus 12 percent in 2006. Americans between the ages of 55 and 64 are considerably more worried (35 percent) about not being able to cover healthcare costs than those of lower age brackets but not as worried as those polled in 2006 (43 percent). Gender also influenced this sentiment, as 27 percent percent of women indicated that they were most concerned about healthcare costs, while only 19 percent of men consider this their greatest fear post retirement. While the numbers may have changed slightly from the 2006 survey, the concerns remain the same for Americans of all ages, said Joan Fernandez, principal at Edward Jones. We dont know the future of healthcare costs and we cant predict the outcome of elections but we do have control over how we plan for retirement. This survey reinforces the need for a solid retirement plan th at addresses the issues and fea rs that Americans have abo ut saving for retirement. The study of 1,008 respo ndents, which was conduct ed by Opinion Resear ch Corporation on behalf of Edward Jones, revealed tha t a large percentage of Americans also rank havin g to work longer to suppleme nt retirement savings (19 pe rcent) and having to rely o n others for support (19 pe rcent) as major concerns as they approach retiremen t. Respondents between t he ages of 45 and 54 showed t he most anxiety (26 percen t) about having to work long er to supplement their retir ement savings. Americans in lower a ge brackets (24 percent of 18-2 4 year olds and 24 percent of 25-34 year olds) are mo st concerned about having to rely on others to suppo rt them during retiremen t. Additionally, within the se age groups (18 percent in each age bracket respectiv ely), respondents also indica ted that they are more co ncerned about not being ab le to make provisions for fam ily than those older than t he age of 35. Household income al so had a considerable effect o n respondents retireme nt fears, as Americans wi th annual incomes betwe en $75,000 and $100,000, ind icated that they are most co ncerned about having to wo rk longer (35 percent) an d having to cut back on a desired lifestyle (21 pe rcent). Respondents in low er income brackets are mo re concerned about having to rely on others for suppor t and not being able to pr ovide for family after th ey are gone. Beneath the old orange g roves that still blossom e very year at Highlands H ammock State Park, the t rees are the last of the S kipper family ranch. The S kippers lived in the park w hen it was wild and u ntamed. The Skipper famil y is part of a 200-year heri tage of Floridas pioneer cow hunters. Jonathan Skipper was the l ast of the Skipper family to m ake his home in H ighlands Hammock more t han 100 years ago, moving t he family out of the hamm ock into Zolfo Springs. W hen he died, he was a cknowledged in the Zolfo A dvertiser as one of the f oremost citizens of this S ection. ... he was a large s tock and land owner and h ad superb business ability .. through his honorable e fforts he accumulated p roperty sufficient to make h is family independent. A ccording to great-grands on John Skipper, Jonathan S kippers residence in the h ammock was the beginn ing of the end of the S kipper homestead, but not t he end of the story. Visitors today who circle t he paved 2.5-mile road t hrough the hammock stop t o pick oranges from the a ncestral groves. My g randfather Ches always s eemed to get a kick out of t he orange trees being r eferred to as wild.They w ere part of the familys o riginal groves. Everything I was told by my grandfat her Ches and his siblings s eemed to indicate they all h ad an active and happy c hildhood growing up in t hese beautiful surroundings. Several of Jonathan and Letitias grandchildren survive today, adds Skipper. Although the family house has disappeared, the park marks the spot in a clearing where the Skippersraised their children, passing on a living family legacy in Sebring and Highlands County. The Skipper family lived in the park for about 25 years. After the death of Jonathan Skipper in 1905, Letitia, his wife, moved to Zolfo Springs where she lived until her death in 1943. About seven years after the Skippers left, the Eiland family, one of the pioneer families who occupied the hammock from 1881 to about 1912, moved into Sebring, ending the era of residences in Highland Hammock State Park. The Skipper family owned land in the Hammock until the early 1930s but never again resided in these woods, John Skipper said. In commemoration to his long and fascinating family history, John Skipper thoughtfully described his familys story: After the death of Jonathan Skipper in 1905, his wife and children continued to operate the ranch under the leadership of Lee Skipper, the oldest son. Lee would guide the family business until his death from the Spanish Flu in 1918. By this time, the Skippers had interest in several banks, two newspapers, a hardware store, electric generating company, drug store, several auto agencies, realty company and various other enterprises. Still at the heart of all this remained cattle ranching. Ches Skipper would then try to fill the position with the help of his mother and siblings after Lees death. The Skipper family heritage and story continues in the heart of Sebring, Orange Blossom Estates, and the tragic story of the famous Harder Hall. Excerpts from an upcoming book by Nancy Dale, The Legacy of the Florida Pioneer Cow Hunters In Their Own Words. For personally inscribed books of the true stories of pioneer cow hunters visit www.nancydalephd.com. The Skippers: The first settlers of Highlands Hammock State Park Nancy Dale Wild Florida Courtesy photo Chesly Allen Skipper on his horse Pointer. This picture was taken in 1900 in what is now Highlands Hammock State Park. Survey shows paying for healthcare as top retirement fear Papers shed light on Eisenhowers farewell address

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Page 6CNews-SunSunday, December 12, 2010www.newssun.com Places to Worship is a paid advertisement in the News-Sunthat is published Friday and Sunday. To find out more information on how to place a listing in this directory, call the NewsSunat 385-6155, ext. 502. APOSTOLIC Greater Faith Apostolic Church, 24 Rainer Drive, Lake Placid, FL33852. invites you to come worship with us in spirit and truth at 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sunday, and at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. For information contact 840-0152. Pastor Larry Carmody. ASSEMBLY OF GOD Christ Fellowship Church (Assembly of God), 2935 New Life Way. Bearing His Name; Preaching His Doctrine; and Awaiting His Coming. Worshiping God in Spirit and in Truth. Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10 a.m.; Evening Worship, 5 p.m. Wednesday: Worship, 7 p.m. Pastor Eugene Haas. Phone 4710924. Crossroads Community Church, 114 South Central Ave., Avon Park, FL33825. Phone: 4534453. Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday Childrens Church: 10:45 a.m. Wednesday Adult Bible Study and Youth/Royal Explorers, 7 p.m. Pastor: John E. Dumas. First Assembly of God, 4301 Kenilworth Blvd., Sebring. The Rev. Wilmont McCrary, pastor. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship and KIDS Church, 11 a.m.; Evening Worship, 7 p.m. Wednesday Family Night, (Adult Bible Study), LIFE Youth Group, Royal Rangers, Missionettes, 7:30 p.m. Phone 385-6431. BAPTIST Avon Park Lakes Baptist Church, 2600 N. Highlands Blvd., AvonPark, FL33825. George Hall, Pastor. Christ centered and biblically based. Sunday worship services, 8:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nursery facilities are available. Bible studies at 9:45 a.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Wednesday. Prayer Time 6 p.m. on Wednesday. Bible classes at 9:45 a.m. are centered for all ages. Choir practice at 5 p.m. Sunday. Church phone: 452-6556. Bethany Baptist Church (GARBC) We are located at the corner of SR17 and C-17A(truck route) in Avon Park. Join us Sunday morning at 9:00 AM for coffee and doughnuts, followed with Sunday School for all ages at 9:30. Sunday morning worship service begins at 10:30 a.m., andevening worship service is at 6 p.m.On Wednesdays, the Word of Life teen ministry and the Catylist class (20's+) begin at 6:30 PM. The adult Bible and Prayer Time begins at 7 p.m. For more information go to www.bethanybaptistap.com or call the church office at 863-452-1136. Faith Missionary Baptist Church, off State Road 17 North of Sebring at 1708 LaGrange Ave. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday Service, 7 p.m. Deaf interpretation available. Ken Lambert, Pastor. Phone 386-5055. Fellowship Baptist Church, 1000 Maxwell St., AvonPark, FL 33825. Sunday: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday: Evening Service, 7 p.m.; Children/Youth, 7 p.m. Telephone: 453-4256. Fax: 453-6986. E-mail: office@apfellow ship.org; Web site,www.apfellow ship.org. First Baptist Church ofAvon Park, 100 N. Lake Ave., Avon Park. Rev. Jon Beck, pastor; Jared Hewitt, youth minister; and Joy Loomis, music director. Regular Sunday schedule: 8:30 a.m. Orchestra rehearsal; 9 a.m. Library open; 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 11 a.m. Morning Worship; 11 a.m. Childrens Church; 4 p.m. Evening Service. Tuesday schedule: 8-10 a.m., basic computer class/Sonshine House; 7-9 p.m. conversational English and citizenship classes/Sonshine House. Regular Wednesday schedule: 5:15 p.m. Family Night Supper; 6 p.m. Bible Study and Prayer; 6 p.m. Adult Choir Practice; 6:30 p.m. childrens choir rehearsals; 7 p.m. childrens mission groups. Call 4536681 for details. Primera Mision Bautista, 100 N. Lake Ave., Avon Park, Johnattan Soltero, Pastor. Regular Sunday schedule: 10 a.m., Bible Study; 11 a.m., Worship Service. Wednesday schedule: 7 p.m., Bible study. First Baptist Church of Lake Josephine, 111 Lake Josephine Drive, Sebring (just off U.S. 27 midway between Sebring and Lake Placid). Your place for family, friends and faith. Sunday morning worship service is 11 a.m. Nursery is provided for both services with Childrens Church at 11 a.m. Life changing Bible Study for all ages starts at 9:45 a.m. Associate Pastor Allen Altvater leads the youth in their quest to become more like Christ. Sunday night worship at 6 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study and Prayer meeting at 7 p.m. along with youth worship in the youth facility, and missions training for all children. Call the church at 655-1524. First Baptist Church of Lake Placid, Knowing Gods Heart and Sharing Gods Hope, 119 E. Royal Palm Street. (2 blocks south of Interlake Blvd) Lake Placid, FL 33852 (863) 465-3721, Email: www.fbclp.com. Pastor Brett Morey, senior pastor. Sunday services Traditional Service 9 a.m., Contemporary Service 10:30 a.m. Link Groups at 9 and 10:30 a..m., Senior Sunday Night and Sunday Evening Bible study at 6 p.m. Wednesday Activities: Family dinner at 5 p.m. ($3 per person, reservations required). Adult-LifeSource classes, prayer meeting, Youth Intersections, and Kids K-5MaxKidz Extreme meet at 6:15 p.m. Men meet at 8 a.m. every Tuesday for prayer breakfast and womens prayer breakfast is at 8 a.m. every Wednesday, both at the Family Restaurant. First Baptist Church of Lorida located right on U.S. 98 in Lorida. Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m. for all ages. Sunday worship services are at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Preschool care is provided at the 11 a.m. worship service. Wednesday evening Bible Study and Prayer meeting is at 6:30 p.m., followed by adult choir rehearsal. From September to May our youth group meets. First Lorida is the Place to discover Gods love. For more information about the church or the ministries offered, call 6551878. First Baptist Church, Sebring, 200 East Center Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. Telephone: 385-5154. Dr. David E. Richardson, senior pastor; Rev. Joe Delph, minister of youth and activities. Contemporary Service, 8:30 a.m.; Group Bible Studies, 9:45 a.m.; Traditional Worship, 11 a.m.; Mision Buatista Hispana, 2 p.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs at the ROC begin 5:30 p.m., at church begin 6:30 p.m. Preschool and Mothers Day Out for children age 6 weeks to 5 years old. Becky Gotsch, director. Call 385-4704. Florida Avenue Baptist Church, 401 S. Florida Ave., Avon Park. Mailing address is 710 W. Bell St., AvonPark, FL33825. Telephone, 453-5339. Rev. John D. Girdley, pastor. Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 11 a.m.; 11 a.m. Childrens Church; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs for children, youth and adults at 7 p.m. Independent Baptist Church 5704 County Road 17 South, Sebring, FL33876. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Sunday worship, 10:30 a.m. Sunday evening, 6 p.m. Wednesday service, 7 p.m. Fundamental, soul-winning, mission-minded, King James Bible Church. Larry Ruse, pastor. Phone 655-1899. Bus transportation. Leisure Lakes Baptist Church 808 Gardenia St., Lake Placid (just off of Miller at the west end of Lake June) Where the old fashion gospel is preached. Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Worship service at 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Service is at 6 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Meeting and Bible Study at 7 p.m. Call the church at 699-0671 for more information. Maranatha Baptist Church (GARBC), 35 Maranatha Blvd., Sebring, FL33870 (Ahalf mile east of Highlands Avenue on Arbuckle Creek Road.) Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m.; Evening Service, 6 p.m. Mid-week service, Wednesday, 6 p.m. Daily Prayer and Bible Study, 8 a.m., Hamman Hall. Pastor Gerald Webber and Associate Pastors Don Messenger and Ted Ertle. Phone 382-4301. Parkway Free Will Baptist Church, 3413 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL33870. Welcome to the church where the Son always shines. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m.; and Wednesday Evening Worship, 7 p.m. End-of-the-Month-Sing at 6 p.m. on the last Sunday of each month. The Rev. J.S. Scaggs, pastor. Church phone: 382-3552. Home phone: 214-3025. Affiliated with the National Association of Free Will Baptists, Nashville, Tenn. Sparta Road Baptist Church, (SBC) 4400 Sparta Road. Rev. Ken Geren, interim pastor. Sunday school, 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Prayer/Bible Study, 6 p.m. Nursery provided. For information, call 3820869. Southside Baptist Church (GARBC), 379 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring. David C. Altman, Pastor; Chuck Pausley, Youth Pastor; Ralph O. Burns, Assistant to the Pastor. Sunday School for all ages, 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship Service, 10:45 a.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Awana kindergarten through fifth grade, 6:30 p.m.; Youth Meeting for Teens, 6:30 p.m. Adult Midweek Prayer and Bible Study, 7 p.m. A nursery for under age 3 is available at all services. Provisions for handicapped and hard-of-hearing. Office phone, 385-0752. Sunridge Baptist Church, (SBC) 3704 Valerie Blvd. (U.S. 27 and Valerie, across from Florida Hospital), Sebring. Ed Howell, transitional pastor. Sunday School, 9;30 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; and Sunday Evening Service, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Prayer, Bible Study, and Youth, 6:30 p.m.Nursery provided. For information, call 3823695. CATHOLIC Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 595 East Main St., Avon Park, 453-4757. Father Nicholas McLoughlin, pastor. Saturday Vigil Mass is 4 p.m. in English and 7 p.m. in Spanish; Sunday mass 8 and 10:30 a.m. in English; 6 p.m., Life Teen Mass. Weekday mass at 8 a.m. Confessions are at 3:30 p.m. Saturday. Religious Education Classes are 9-10:20 a.m. Sunday for grades K through 8th. Confirmation class is from 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday. Youth Nights grades 6th and up, 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday. St. Catherine Catholic Church, 820 Hickory St., Sebring. Mailing address: 882 Bay St., Sebring, FL 33870, 385-0049. www.stcathe. com. Very Rev. Jos Gonzlez, V.F., Pastor. Masses Saturday Vigil: 4 p.m. Sunday: 7:30, 9 and 10:30 a.m. and noon Spanish Mass. Daily Masses 8 a.m. and noon Monday-Friday; 9 a.m. Saturday. Confessions: 3-3:45 p.m. Saturdays, 7:15-7:45 a.m. first Friday, or by appointment. Enrollment for Catholic School grades K3 through 5 not being accepted. St. James Catholic Church, 3380 Placidview Drive, Lake Placid, 465-3215. Father Michael J. Cannon. Mass schedule: Summer (May 1 to Oct. 31) Saturday Vigil, 4 p.m.; Sunday 8 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.; Weekdays, 9 a.m. December thru Easter Saturday, 4 p.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.; Weekdays 9 a.m.; and Holy Days 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., first Saturday at 9 a.m. CHRISTIAN Eastside Christian Church, 101 Peace Ave., Lake Placid, FL 33852 (two miles east of U.S. 27 on County Road 621), 465-7065. Ray Culpepper, senior pastor. Sunday: Bible classes, 9 a.m.; Worship Celebration with the Lords Supper each week 10:15 a.m. Thelma Hall, organist; and Pat Hjort, pianist. Wednesday: Praise and Prayer, 6:30 p.m.; Building Gods Kingdom for Everyone. Jesus Christ, the Way, Truth and Life! Alive and Worth the Drive! Sebring Christian Church, 4514 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872. Tod Schwingel, Preacher; Marco Gallardo, Youth Pastor. Sunday Worship, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday School, 11 a.m.; Sunday Youth Service, 6 p.m; Evening service resumes in November at 6 p.m. Wednesday night meals, 5:30 p.m. followed by classes at 6:30 p.m. Office hours, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday-Friday. Phone 382-6676. First Christian Church, 1016 W. Camphor St., Avon Park, FL 33825; (863) 453-5334; on the Web at www.firstchristianap.com. Our motto is Jesus is First at First Christian Church.Greg Ratliff, Senior Minister; Ray Culpepper, Family Life Minister; Jon Carter, Music Director. Bible School 9 a.m.; Worship 10 a.m.; Bible Study, 6 p.m.; Wednesdaystudies for all ages, 6 p.m. Nursery provided for all events. First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), 510 Poinsettia Avenue, (corner of Poinsettia and Eucalyptus), Sebring, FL33870. Phone: 3850358 or 385-3435. The Rev. Ronald Norton, Pastor; Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Praise Breakfast, 10 a..m., Morning Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Childrens Church, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Praise and Worship, 6:45 p.m. Youth Fellowship, 7:15 p.m.; Midweek Bible Study, 7:15 p.m. CHRISTIAN & MISSIONARY ALLIANCE The Alliance Church of Sebring, 4451 Sparta Road, Sebring, FL33875. Call 382-1343. Rev. Steve Hagen, pastor. Sunday services: Sunday School meets at 9:30 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship Service meets at 10:30 a.m.; Sunday Evening Bible Study meets at 6 p.m. (off site); Wednesday Prayer Gathering meets at 6 p.m. CHRISTIAN SCIENCE Christian Science Church, 146 N. Franklin St. Sunday: 10:30 a.m. morning worship and Sunday school. Testimonial meetings at 4 p.m. each second and fourth Wednesday. Afree public reading room/bookstore, located in the church, is open before and after church services. The Bible and the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scripturesby Mary Baker Eddy are our only preachers. All are welcome to come and partake of the comfort, guidance, support and healing found in the lesson-sermons. CHURCH OF BRETHREN Church of the Brethren 700 S. Pine St., Sebring, FL33870 Sunday: Church School, 9 a.m .; Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m Wednesday: Temple Choir, 7:3 0 p.m. Phone 385-1597. CHURCH OF CHRIST Avon Park Church of Chris t, 200 S. Forest Ave.,Avon Park, F L 33825. Minister: Larry Roberts Sunday Worship Services, 10:3 0 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nursery facilitie s are available at every service. Bibl e Study: Sunday, 9:30 a.m. an d Wednesday, 7 p.m. Bible centere d classes for all ages. Church phone : 453-4692. Sebring Parkway Church o f Christ, 3800 Sebring Parkwa y, Sebring, FL33870; 385-7443. W e would like to extend an invitatio n for you and your family to visit wit h us here at Sebring Parkway. Ou r hours of service are: Sunda y Worship Service, 9 a.m.; Sunda y Bible Class, 10:15 a.m.; Sunda y Evening Service, 6 p.m .; Wednesday Service, 7 p.m. CHURCH OF NAZARENE First Church of the Nazaren e of AvonPark, P.O. Box 1118 ., AvonPark, FL33825-1118. 707 W Main St. Randall Rupert, Pasto r. Sunday: Sunday school begins a t 9:45 a.m. for all ages; morning wo rship at 10:45 a.m.; and evenin g service at 6 p.m. Wednesda y evening service is at 7 p.m. wit h special services for children an d adults. Special services once a month for seniors (Prime Time) an d Ladies ministries. If you need an y more information, call 453-4851. First Church of the Nazaren e of Lake Placid, 512 W. Interlak e Blvd., Lake Placid, FL33852 Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; Mornin g worship, 10:45 a.m.; Evening serv ice, 6 p.m. Wednesday evening, 7 p.m. Classes for adult children an d youth. Call 465-6916. Pastor Tim Taylor. CHURCHES OF CHRIST IN CHRISTIAN UNION Community Bible Church Churches of Christ in Christia n Union, (Orange Blossom Conference Center) 1400 C-17 A North (truck route), AvonPark Presenting Jesus Christ as th e answer for time and eternit y. Sunday morning worship service 10:30 a.m. Nursery provided Junior Church activities at sam e time for K-6 grade. Sunday Schoo l Bible hour (all ages), 9:30 a.m (Transportation available.) Sunda y evening praise and worship serv ice, 6 p.m. Wednesday evenin g prayer service, 7 p.m. Children an d youth activities at 7 p.m Wednesday. Everyone is welcome please come worship with us. Do n Seymour, Senior Pastor. Phon e 452-0088.PLACESTOWORSHIP Weve all read stories about alien creatures taking over the planet and smothering everything in their paths. These fictional aliens come in all shapes, sizes and forms. Sometimes though, as the saying goes, truth is stranger t han fiction. This may well be the c ase with the invasive exotic vines L ygodium Microphyllum and L ygodium Japonicum. Lygodium is considered the g reatest threat, as far as invasive e xotics go, to our beautiful state. These two species of Lygodium, c ommonly called Old World C limbing Fern and Japanese C limbing Fern, should simply not b e in Florida. It is believed that t hey were intentionally brought h ere in the early and mid-1900s for o rnamental purposes. These i nvaders of our natural areas make t hemselves at home in various plant c ommunities such as pine flatw oods, wet prairies, sawgrass m arshes, mangrove communities, a nd floodplains. They grow into the t rees and shade out any other plants t hat are present. They literally s mother and suffocate everything in t heir path. Old World climbing fern can actually resprout from each leaf. Some of the leaves produce spores along their margins, which eventually result in new plants and so on and so on. The rapid and explosive growth of these ferns is cause for serious concern. The plant grows quickly and spreads to far away areas because of the microscopic air-born spores that float freely to their new destinations. These ferns threaten our wetland communities and cause serious safety concerns regarding wildfire. Fire is a natural occurrence in many plant communities. If Lygodium is present it alters the fire behavior. Because the fern grows fronds that can reach more than 100 feet in length, it tends to climb up tall trees. These long lengths of fern serve as ladders to carry the fire into the tops of the trees causing a catastrophic fire. When fire reaches the tops or canopy of the trees it can jump from one plant community to another. Many fire dependent species of trees such as Slash Pine would normally survive the fires heat, however when the fire gets into the crown of the tree it will most certainly cause its demise. As far as wildlife is concerned, the plant is a menace. Species such as the Florida black bear, wood stork and Shermans fox squirrel are all threatened by the rapid growth of this plant in their habitats. The food these creatures need to survive as well as shelter is literally smothered out due to the blanketing effect of the vine. Both Old World and Japanese Climbing ferns are true ferns. They are perennial and vine like because of their ability to climb up surfaces. Old World climbing fern is native to wet tropical and subtropical regions of Asia, Africa, India, Australia and the Pacific to Tahiti. Japanese climbing fern is native to temperate and tropical Asia. Because of Floridas tropical climate and fertile soil, both varieties of fern are becoming more widespread. Residents of Highlands County are fortunate to have some of the most beautiful natural areas in the state. One such area is the Sun N Lake Wildlife Preserve. This 1,350acre parcel is located at the end of Sun N Lake Boulevard in Sebring. This majestic natural area consists of a complex mosaic of natural communities. The site consists of mesic, wet and scrubby flatwoods, dome swamps, seepage streams, and cypress swamps. Passive recreation such as biking and hiking are the activities allowed on the property. Unfortunately, like many other pristine areas in Florida, Lygodium has reared its ugly head on the property. However, because of Highlands Countys Department o f Parks and Natural Resources Invasive Weed Control team, a ba ttle is being fought. Danny Copeland and Rich Haley, weed control technicians, have been tak ing on the green alien on the Sun N Lake Preserve property. In November, the crew sprayed hundreds of Lygodium plants and will continually monitor the areas to make sure the plants dont resprout. Fortunately, they are on the constant look out for these green monsters. Amonthly routine maintenance plan is in place to ensure the Preserve doesnt get taken over by these exotic pests as well as many other species. Many other agencies such as The Nature Conservancy, the United States Department of Agriculture, and Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council are fighting the good fight in an effort to attack th is invasive pest. Although the battle seems almost hopeless at times, it s good to know that there are so many agencies and groups that are banding together to protect our na tural resources. Corine Burgess is an Environmental Specialist for the Parks & Natural Resources Department assisting the Highlands Soil and Water Conservation District. Lygodium is considered the greatest invasive exotic threat to Florida Courtesy photo Danny Copeland (front) and Rich Haley treat the invasive exotic Lygodium on the Sun N Lake Preserve. News From The Watershed Corine Burgess

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www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, December 12, 2010Page 7C EPISCOPAL The Episcopal Church of the R edeemer.Service time is 9:30 w ith Holy Communion. Coffee hour f ollowing services. Newcomers w elcome. Call 453-5664 or e-mail r edeemer1895@aol.com Web site: r edeemeravon.com. The church is a t 839 Howes Way, Avon Park ( two miles north of Sun N Lake B oulevard, across from Wells D odge.) St. Agnes Episcopal Church 3 840 Lakeview Drive, Sebring, FL 3 3870. Sunday Services: Holy E ucharist Rite I 7:45 a.m., Holy E ucharist Rite II 10 a.m. Midweek s ervice on Wednesday at 6 p.m. S unday School for all ages at 9 a .m. The nursery is open 8:45 a.m. u ntil 15 minutes after the 10 a.m. s ervice ends. Wednesday: Adult B ible study, 9:30 a.m. Visitors are a lways welcome. The Rev. Jim K urtz, rector. Church office 3857 649, for more information. St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal C hurch, 43 Lake June Road, Lake P lacid, FL33852. Phone: 4650 051. Rev. Elizabeth L. Myers, R ector. Sunday Worship, 8 a.m., 1 0:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesday e vening: Holy Communion with H ealing Service, 6:15 p.m. Child c are available at the 8 a.m. and 1 0:30 a.m. Sunday service. Come s ee what makes us different. GRACE BRETHREN Grace Brethren Church, 3626 T hunderbird Road, (863) 8350 869. Dr. Randall Smith, senior p astor. Sunday services at 9 a.m., 1 0:45 a.m. and 6 p.m.; Wednesday s ervices at 7 p.m. We offer Kid C ity Childrens Ministry throughout a ll services, and there are variosu o ther classes for teens, married c ouples, prime-timers, and Bible s tudies in Spanish. Kid City Day C are, Preschool and After-School M onday-Friday: 7 a.m.-6 p.m. (For r egistration call: 385-3111). Check u s out on the Web atwww.sebringg race.org. INTERDENOMINATIONAL World Harvest and Restoration M inistries, (non-denominational) 2 200 N. Avon Blvd., AvonPark, FL 3 3825. Phone: 452-9777 or 4533 771. Sunday service: Sunday S chool, 10 a.m. and worship, 11 a .m. Wednesday services: 7 p.m. p rayer meeting/Bible study. Pastor: W .H. Rogers. JEWISH Temple Israel of Highlands C ounty, 382-7744. Rabbi Lorraine R udenberg; www.templeisr aelofhcfl.org.Temple Israel is a R eform Temple that promotes the e nduring and fundamental princip les of Judaism. Through prayer, s tudy and friendship we strive to e nrich our lives and insure Jewish c ontinuity in Highlands County. F riday Evening Erev Shabbat S ervice, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday M orning Shabbat Minyon Service, 9 :30 a.m.; Saturday Morning Torah S tudy, 10:30 a.m.; Saturday A fternoon Shabbat Study, 3:30 p .m.; Havdallah, 5 p.m. On the foll owing dates: Oct. 1-2, Simchat T orah; Oct. 14-15, Oct. 29-30, Nov. 1 2-13, Nov. 26-27, Dec. 10-11, D ec. 24-25, Jan. 7-8, Jan. 21-22, F eb. 4-5, Feb. 18-19. Every T hursday will be Hebrew and Bible c lasses with Howard Salles, 12:304 :30 p.m. LUTHERAN Atonement Lutheran Church (ELCA), 1178 S.E. Lakeview Drive., Sebring. David Thoresen, Deacon, Spiritual Leader. Jim Helwig, organist/choir director. Worship service at 9:30 a.m.; Holy Eucharist is every Sunday. Coffee hour on the first and third Sunday of each month. Council meeting on the first Monday of month; Ladies Group WELCAmeets at noon second Monday of month with lunch. Bring a dish to pass. Church Vegetable Garden Club meets as needed. Labyrinth Prayer Garden open seven days a week to congretation and community. Like to sing? Come join the choir. Visitors always welcome. Come grow with us. Phone 385-0797. Christ Lutheran Church Avon Park, 1320 County Road 64, 1/2 mile east of Avon Park High School. Sunday Divine Worship is at 10 a.m. Holy Communion is celebrated every week with traditional Lutheran Liturgy, hymns and songs of praise. Fellowship time with coffee and refreshments follows worship. Come worship and fellowship with us. For information call Pastor Scott McLean at 471-2663 or seechristlutheranavonpark.org. Faith Lutheran Church LCMS, 2740Lakeview Drive, Sebring. Church phone: 385-7848, Faith Child Development Center, 385-3232. Gary Kindle, Pastor; Lea Ann Curry, Parish Nurse. Worship services: 8 a.m. Sunday; Sunday school for children and adult Bible classes is 9:15 a.m.; and Praise worship service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Communion is served the first and third and fifth Sunday of the month. Sunday worship service is broadcast on WITS 1340 AM at 8 a.m. each Sunday. Educational opportunities include weekly adult Bible studies. Faiths Closet Thrift Store (385-2782) is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. All are warmly welcome in the Family of Faith. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (AALC) American Association of Lutheran Churches, 4348 Schumacher Road, Sebring, one mile west of Wal-Mart. James Weed, pastor. Worship Service, 9 a.m. Sunday. Bible Study, 11 a.m. Nursery provided. Social activities: Choir, Missions, Evangelism. Phone 3851163. New Life Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3725 Hammock Road, a Congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod (ELS) in fellowship with the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS). Sunday Worship at 10 a.m.; Bible Study, 9 a.m. For more information, call Pastor Brian Klebig at 385-2293 or visit the Web site at www.newlife sebring.com. ResurrectionLutheran Church ELCA, 324 E. Main St., Avon Park. Pastor: Rev. John C. Grodzinski. Early Sunday service, 8 a.., Sunday school at 9:10 a.m. and the second service at 10:30 a.m. Coffee and fellowship hour follow the service. Midweek Fragrance Free Wednesday worship, (year round) 7 p.m. Office phone number is 453-6858. Trinity Lutheran Church LCMS, 25 Lakeview St., Lake Placid, FL33852; 465-5253. The Rev. Richard A. Norris, pastor; and Noel Johnson, youth and family life. Worship schedule for December through Easter: Worship service 8 and 11 a.m.; Communion services, first and third Sundays; (Childrens Church, 11 a.m. only); and Education Hour, 9:30 a.m. Worship schedule for summer through fall: Worship service, 9 a.m.; Communion services, first and third Sundays; Education Hour 10:30 a.m. Additional services: Lent and Advent season, 6 p.m.; Maundy Thursday and Good Friday, 7 p.m.; Easter Sunday, 7 and 10 a.m.; Christmas Eve, 7 p.m.; Christmas Day, 10 a.m.; Thanksgiving Eve, Wednesday, 7 p.m. Fellowship activities: Youth Group, Senior Citizens, Younger Side Adults, Ladies Missionary League, Ladies Guild, Small group studies as scheduled. Music: Choir and hand chimes. Trinity Tots Preschool (3-5 years old): 8:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. License: C14H10020: Susan Norris, director. Visit us online at: www.vchurches.com/trinitylutheranlp. NON-DENOMINATIONAL Bible Fellowship Church, 3750 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872. Sunday: American Sign Language: First Worship sermon, songs signed first and second Worship services. First Worship service, 9 a.m.; Second Worship service, 10:45 a.m. Nursery (up to 2 years old) and Sunday school classes both hours. BFC Youth, 6 p.m.; Evening Service, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday: Children, ages 4 years to fifth grade, 6 p.m.; Youth, 6-7:30 p.m.; Prayer time, 6:15 p.m. Todd Patterson, pastor; Andy McQuaid, associate pastor. Church office 385-1024. Calvary Church, 1825 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872; 386-4900. An independent community church. Sunday morning worship, 10 a.m.; Bible study, 11:15 a.m.; Sunday evening worship, 6 p.m. Youth group meets at 5 p.m. Friday. Pastor Lester Osbeck. Asmall friendly church waiting for your visit. Christian Training Ministries Inc., on Sebring Parkway. Enter off County Road 17 on Simpson Avenue. Sunday service is at 10 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m. Anursery and childrens church are provided. The church is part of Christian International Ministries Network, a full gospel, non-denominational ministry. Linda M. Downing, minister: Phone, 3149195, lindadowning@live.com.Casey L. Downing, associate minister: Phone, 385-8171, caseydown ing@hotmail.com. Web site is www.christiantrainingministries.net Grace Bible Church, 4541 Thunderbird Road, (second church on left) Sebring, FL33872. Phone, 382-1085. Andrew Katsanis, senior pastor. Saturday Worship, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, 9 and 11 a.m. Tuesday 6 p.m. Grace Bible Academy Adult Investigating Truth; first and third Tuesday, Prayer Gathering, 7:15 p.m.; Wednesday, Childrens & Youth Programs, 6 p.m.; Wednesday, 8:30 p.m., College Ministry.www.GBCconnected.org Highlands Community Church a casual contemporary church, meets at 3005 New Life Way. Coffee at 9:30 a.m.; Worship at 10 a.m. Nursery and Kids World classes. Small groups meet throughout the week. Church phone is 402-1684; Pastor Bruce A. Linhart. Union Congregational Church 106 N. Butler Ave., Avon Park, FL 33825. Sunday worship services are at 7:45 a.m. (informal), 9:15 a.m. (traditional) and 10:45 a.m. (contemporary) in the main sanctuary. Sunday school for all ages is at 9:15 a.m. We also offer Wednesday and Saturday services at 6;15 a.m. and 6 p.m., respectively. Nursery/child care is available for all services. Senior Pastor is Bill Breylinger. Office: 453-3345. Web page at www.weareunion.org. All teachings are taken from the Manufacturers Handbook The Holy Bible. Come join us. Unity Life Enrichment Centre, new location, 10417 Orange Blossom Blvd. S., Sebring, FL 33875; 471-1122; e-mail unity@vistanet.net. Web site, www.unityofsebring.org. 10:30 a.m. Sunday Celebration Service, Nursery and Childrens Church. Weekly Classes, Christian Bookstore and Cafe, Prayer Ministry, Life Enrichment Groups. Rev. Andrew C. Conyer, senior minister transforming lives from ordinary to extraordinary. The Way Church, 1005 N. Ridgewood Drive, Sebring. Sunday school and worship service at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Youth activities, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays. The Way is a church family who gathers for contemporary worship, teaching of Gods Word, prayer and fellowship. Come early and stay after for fellowship time. Child care and childrens church are provided. Reinhold Buxbaum is pastor. The Way Aplace for you. Office Phone:471-6140, Church Cell Phone:381-6190. Email: theway church@hotmail.com. Web site:www.TheWayChurch.org PRESBYTERIAN Covenant Presbyterian Church (PCA), 4500 Sun N Lake Blvd., Sebring, 33872-2113. A Congregation of the Presbyterian Church in America. Worship services: Sunday morning worship, informal, 8 a.m.; regular, 10:30 a.m. Sunday School, 9:15 a.m.; Sunday evening, 6:30 p.m.; Wednesday evening Prayer Meeting, 6 p.m.; Youth Group and Kids Quest, 5:307 p.m.; choir practice, 7:15 p.m. Phone: 385-3234; Fax: 385-2759; e-mail: covpres@strato.net; Web site: www.cpcsebring.org. Rev. W. Darrell Arnold, pastor. Office hours: 8:30-11:30 a.m. Monday through Thursday. First Presbyterian Church ARP, 215 E. Circle St., (two entrances on LaGrande), Avon Park, FL33825. Phone: 453-3242. The Rev. Robert Johnson is the pastor. Sunday School, 9:15 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study, 10:30 a.m.; Potluck dinner, 6 p.m. third Wednesday; choir practice, 6:30 p.m. each Wednesday; Esther and Mary Circles business meeting, 3:30 p.m. third Thursday; Sarah Circle business meeting, 7 p.m. second Tuesday; Womens Ministries Combined Bible study, 4 p.m. third Thursday; Family Movie, 4 p.m. third Sunday. Be a part of a warm, caring church family with traditional services, following biblical truth. First Presbyterian Church, ARP, 319 Poinsettia Ave., Sebring, FL33870. 385-0107. Sunday School, all ages, 9:30 a.m.; Worship Service, 11 a.m.; Tuesday: Youth Group, 6-7:30 p.m.; Senior High Youth Group, 6:30-8:15 p.m. Wednesday: Adult Bible Study, 10:30 a.m.; choir rehearsal, 5:30 p.m. Nursery available for Sunday worship. Call the church office for more information and other classes. Rev. Darrell A. Peer, pastor. Gayle Sparks, director of youth ministry. First Presbyterian Church, ARP, www.fpclp.com,118 N. Oak Ave., Lake Placid, 465-2742. The Rev. Ray Cameron, senior pastor; the Rev. Drew Severance, associate pastor. Sunday morning traditional worship is at 8:15 and 9:30 a.m.; and contemporary worship is at 11 a.m. in Friendship Hall. Avariety of Sunday school classes for adults and children are at 9:45 and 11 a.m. in the educational building. Call the church office for more information about the classes offered. Nursery is provided for babies and toddlers; while young children up to second grade have a special Childrens Church offered during the worship service to help them grow in their spiritual knowledge. Spring Lake Presbyterian Church (USA), 5887 U.S. 98, Sebring, FL33876. Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Worship Service, 10 a.m. Session meets at 6:30 p.m. the second Thursday of the month, September throughJune. Board of Deacons meet at 5:30 p.m. first Monday of the month. Choir rehearses at 7 p.m. each Wednesday, September through April. Presbyterian Women meet at 10 a.m. the third Thursday of the month. Organist: Richard Wedig. Choir Director: Suzan Wedig. Church phone, 655-0713; e-mail,springlakepc@embarqmail.com,Web site, http://slpc.presbychurch.org. SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST Avon Park Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1410 West Avon Blvd., AvonPark. Phone: 453-6641 or e-mail: avonparksda@embarqmail.com,Sabbath School, 9:30 a.m Saturday. Church Service 10:45 a.m. Saturday. Wednesday prayer meeting 7 p.m. Community Service hours on Tuesday and Thursday is from 9:00 a.m. till 2 p.m. Asale takes place the first Sunday of each month. Senior Pastor Paul Boling; and Associate Pastor Kameron DeVasher. Walker Memorial Academy Christian School offering education for kindergarten through 12th grades. ALLARE WELCOME. Website is www.discoverjesus.org Sebring Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 2106 N. State Road 17, Sebring; 385-2438. Worship Services: 9:15 a.m. Worship hour, 11 a.m. Prayer meeting, Tuesday, 7:15 p.m. Community service: every Monday 9-11 a.m. Health Seminar with Dr. Seralde, every Friday, 10:00 a.m. Pastor Amado Luzbet. THE CHURCH OF LATTER DAY SAINTS The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 3235 Grand Prix Drive, Sebring, FL33870. Phone: 382-9092. Dale Bargar, bishop; David Ward, first counselor; and Steve Austin, second counselor. Family History Center: 3821822. Sunday services: Sacrament meeting, 10 a.m.; Sunday school, 11:20 a.m.; and Priesthood/Relief Society, 12 p.m. Primary for children, 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. Youth activities from 7-8:20 p.m. Wednesday: 11-year-old Scouts, 78:20 p.m. first and third Wednesday; and activity days for 8-11 year old boys and girls from 78:20 p.m. second and fourth Wednesday. THE SALVATION ARMY The Salvation Army Center for Worship. Sunday: Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.; Holiness meeting, 11 a.m.; and Praise meeting and lunch, noon. Tuesday: Bible study, 6:30 p.m.; and Women s Ministries, 7 p.m. Wednesda y: Youth Ministries, 4 p.m. All mee tings are at 120 N. Ridgewood Ave ., Sebring. For more information, vis it the Web site www.salvationarm ysebring.com or call Major Bruc e Stefanik at 385-7548, ext. 110. UNITED METHODIST First United Methodist Church 105 S. Pine St., Sebring,FL3387 0. The Rev. A.C. Bryant, pasto r. Traditional Worship Service at 8:1 0 and 10:50 a.m. in the sanctuar y, Contemporary Worship in the FL C at 9:30 a.m. Sunday School at 9:3 0 and 10:30 a.m. Methodist You th Fellowship at 5:30 p.m. Sunday s with Rick Heilig, youth directo r. The 10:55 a.m. Sunday worsh ip service is broadcast over WIT S 1340 on AM dial. There is a nurse ry available at all services. First United Methodist Church 200 South Lake Avenue, Avo n Park, FL33825. (863) 453-3759, R James Weiss, Pastor, Summe r Schedule, Sunday School 9:0 0 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m. Memorial United Methodis t Church, 500 Kent Ave., (overloo king Lake Clay) Lake Placid, F L, 33852. The Rev. Fred Ball. pasto r. Claude H.L. Burnett, pastor al assistant. Sunday schedul e: Heritage Worship Service, 8:3 0 a.m. (October-May only); Scho ol School for all ages, 9:30 a.m .; Celebration Worship Service at 10:45 a.m.; New Song worsh ip service at 10:45 a.m. Loving nur sery care provided every Sunda y morning. Youth Fellowship, 5 p.m Bible Fellowship Class, 6 p.m (October-May only). We offe r Christ-centered Sunday scho ol classes, youth programs, Bib le studies, book studies and Christia n fellowship. We are a congregatio n that want to know Christ and mak e Him known. Call the church offic e at 465-2422 or check out ou r church Web site at www.memo rialumc.com. St. John United Methodis t Church, 3214 Grand Prix Driv e, Sebring, FL33872. The Re v. Ronald De Genaro Jr., Pasto r. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Sunda y Morning Worship, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m and 11 a.m. Nursery provided for a ll services. Phone 382-173 6. www.stjohnsebring.org Spring Lake United Methodis t Church, 8170 Cozumel Lan e, (Hwy 98) Sebring. The Rev. Clyd e Weaver Jr., Pastor. Worship ser vice starts at 9:55 a.m. Bible Stud y meets at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesda y. Choir Practice at 4:00 p.m. o n Thursday. Church office phon e: 655-0040. UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST Emmanuel United Church o f Christ, where God is still speaking. 3115 Hope Street, Sebring, F L 33875 (1.8 miles west of U.S. 2 7 and Hammock Road). Sunday wo rship, 9:30 a.m.; Communion wi th worship first Sunday of mont h; Chapel Communion, 8:45 a.m. a ll other Sundays. All are welcome to receive the sacrament. For mor e information, call the church office at 471-1999 or e-mail eucc@ea rth link.net or check theWeb si te sebringemmanuelucc.com. N o matter who you are or where yo u are on lifes journey, youre we lcome here.PLACESTOWORSHIP CROSSWORDSOLUTION Special to the News-SunAries (March 21-April 20) Aries, e xpect to turn heads this week because y ou have that special something that e veryone else envies. You actually may f ind all the attention a little unnerving. Taurus (April 21-May 21) Taurus, s top by to see a friend with whom you h ave lost touch. E-mail is one way to go, b ut it lacks the personalization of a visit a nd face-to-face chat. Gemini (May 22-June 21) Gemini, p ut personal feelings aside when dealing w ith a scenario at work. Think with your h ead and not with your heart this time a round. Cancer(June 22-July 22) Cancer, s ave some more money before pulling t he trigger on a big ticket item. It's bett er to be safe than sorry when it comes t o finances. Leo (July 23-Aug. 23) Leo, now is t he ideal time to dabble in real estate. R ates are low and inventory is high. If y ou have been thinking of buying a h ome, speed up your plans. Virgo (Aug. 24-Sept. 22) Virgo, the t ime has come to explore a new occupation. Think outside your current career path. Change might be a good thing for you in the weeks to come. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) Libra, adopt a more professional approach and attitude this week. If ever there was a time for taking a more mature approach at the office, it's now. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) Wishing and hoping wont get the job done, Scorpio. Put a plan of attack into action and get moving. With you behind the wheel, you'll see results much sooner. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) Sagittarius, with so many things to juggle, its a wonder you can get anything done correctly this week. Somehow you will get everything done and make it out OK. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 20) Capricorn, you are thinking of doing something out of character but dont know what others will think of you. Its OK to go against the grain once in a while. Aquarius (Jan. 21-Feb. 18) Aquarius, when a spouse or loved one has some good ideas, follow through with them. You should share the credit and the glory with someone you care about. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) Pisces, do what you can to succeed this week. Otherwise you will regret that you didn't take every step possible. Dec. 12 Jennifer Connelly, actress, 40; Dec. 13 Taylor Swift, singer, 21; Dec. 14 Patty Duke, actress, 64; Dec. 15 Adam Brody, actor, 31; Dec. 16 Flo Rida, rapper, 31; Dec. 17 Duff Goldman, chef, 36; Dec. 18 Brad Pitt, actor, 47. 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Special to the News-SunLAKE PLACID The C aladium Arts and Crafts C ooperative has selected E leanor Moore as the Crafter o f the Month for December. Moore moved to Sebring i n 1991 from northwestern P ennsylvania, where she w orked as a secretary in a h ospital. She joined the C aladium Co-Op one month a fter it opened. In addition to crafting, M oore works part time at a f lorist shop. Moore said, Crafting is m ore than a hobby for me. It h as been a great part of my l ife. I learned to sew and to m ake all sorts of crafts from m y aunt and grandmother. T his is something Ive a lways done, and it brings me a lot of joy and satisfaction. Moores crafts include fabr ic-covered sewing boxes, s hell wreaths and baskets, d ecorated books and photo a lbums, and florals. See her work at the Caladium Co-Op, 132 E. Interlake Blvd. in Lake Placid. Call 699-5940 or visit the Web site, www.caladiumarts.org, for further information. Page 8CNews-SunSunday, December 12, 2010www.newssun.com NEWYEARS EVE AT CHICANESEarly Bird Seatings 12 Noon to 3pm Dinner Seating 4pm 8:00pm Special Menu New Years Eve Party Seating Begins 9pm Three course dinner and the party $75.00 per person Party alone seating after 10pm $25.00 cover charge Tapas menu availableHOTEL PACKAGESGold $211.00 per couple includes Hotel Room, 3 course dinner, party and breakfast for two New Years Day Silver Package $111.00 per couple includes Hotel Room, party and breakfast for two New Years Day.NEW YEARS PARTYFeaturing Dj Mad Max, dancing, party favors, Champage toast and one complimentary house cocktail. 3100 Golfview Rd. SebringLocated in Inn on the Lakes314-0348 ARTS& LEISURE Courtesy photo Eleanor Moore, Lake Placid Caladium Cooperatives Crafter of the Month for December, works part time as a florist. Moore named Crafter of the Month Special to the News-SunSEBRING The Sebring High School C horal Department will present its Winter C oncert at 7 p.m. Tuesday at South Florida C ommunity Colleges auditorium. The public is invited to come enjoy a varie ty of musical selections including holiday, c lassical, popular and spirituals. Six choirs w ill perform, including Show Choir and a m ens choir. Donations will be taken at the d oor to help support choral music at SHS. Sebring Highs choral students recently p erformed with the Disney orchestra at E PCOTs Candlelight Program with narrator Susan Lucci. Sebrings Varsity Choir will perform at Carnegie Hall in the National Youth Choir under the direction of Eph Ehly on April 3. The Sebring choirs are under the choral direction of Luanne Hawk. Hawk is pleased to announce this years All State Students are Amanda Ladinsky, Rachel LaVo, Olivia Napper and Asia Gilroy. These students passed three extensive theory, sightreading and vocal exams. Amanda has earned a seat in the All State Womens Choir and will perform at the convention in Tampa this January. SHS Winter Chorus Concert is Tuesday Special to the News-SunAVON PARK South Florida Community College presents a stellar evening of brass music with the Florida Orchestra Quintet at 7:30 p.m. Monday in the intimate 245-seat SFCC University Center Auditorium. Led by Dwight Decker, principal trombonist with the Florida Orchestra, this group of five outstanding musicians will play familiar holiday selections as well as repertoire from classical literature, from Handels Messiah to A Charlie Brown Christmas and everything in between. Robert Smith joined the Florida Orchestra in 1984 and has served as its principal trumpet since 1994. He has been a featured soloist in Florida Orchestra concerts a number of times. Kenneth Brown joined the Florida Orchestra as assistant principal trumpet in 1996. He previously held the same position with the Grand Rapids Symphony in Grand Rapids, Mich. and was principal trumpet with the West Shore Symphony in Muskegon, Mich. Until recently, Andrew Karr was a member of the Florida West Coast Symphony in Sarasota. Prior to that, he was principal horn of the Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra and the Shanghai Broadcasting Symphony Orchestra. After attending the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, he joined the New World Symphony in Miami. Locally, he has performed with the Florida Orchestra and Opera Tampa. Dwight Decker, trombone, is a native of New Jersey. He attended Wheaton College, where he was a student of Jay Friedman and Edward Kleinhammer of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. He has served as principal trombone with the Civic Orchestra of Chicago and with the Shenandoah Valley Music Festival Orchestra in Virginia. Since 1973, he has been principal trombone with The Florida Orchestra. William Mickelsen, tuba, is from Fort Collins, Colo. Upon completion of undergraduate studies at t he University of Northe rn Colorado, Mickelsen taug ht at the University of Rho de Island before entering grad uate studies at Ya le University, where he received the Master of Music degree. He has be en principal tuba with T he Florida Orchestra sin ce 1979. The Kaleidoscope Seri es is sponsored by Charles an d Anne Reynolds, Dr. an d Mrs. Witford Reid/Sebrin g Pain Management, an d Richard and Elina Campbe ll. The performance sponsor is Jean and Larry Lindemer. Tickets range from $19 to $22 and may be purchas ed online 24 hours a day, sev en days a week, at http://pe rformances.southflorida.ed u. Tickets may also be pu rchased by calling the SFC C Box Office at 784-7178 or by visiting the SFCC Bo x Office located in the front of the SFCC Theatre for t he Performing Arts, 600 W College Drive, Avon Par k, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m Monday-Friday. Florida Orchestra Brass Quintet set for show Monday at SFCC Courtesy pho to The Florida Orchestra Brass Quintet will present an evening of classical and holiday selections Monday at the SFCC University Center Auditorium.

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By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comFORTMEADE What c an you do? asked Luther C lemons, Avon Parks head c oach during the half where t he Devils led 55-6 over Fort M eades Miners on the road F riday night. They are a young team b ut they played their hearts o ut, Clemons said about F ort Meade. The Devils took a c ommanding lead a gainst the Miners e arly, and Clemons s ubstituted his entire b ench two minutes i nto the second period t o get some of the y ounger players floor t ime. We wanted to work on our g ame with everyone we could t onight. This was a district g ame so we needed to make s ure that we had it wrapped b efore we started rotations, b ut we wanted to get all of o ur guys some work. We d ont want the starters to get r usty, so we put them out t here for awhile, he added w hen asked why the starters t ook the floor against an obviously much younger team. The football team wouldnt come out (for basketball this season) I was told, and you could tell these guys were very young, Clemons said. But it was a district game, so we had to play our game, but I didnt want to run the score up to over 100, so we concentrated on our handling and our control. All told, the Red Devil starters saw less than 12 minutes of play, but Reggie Baker and TK Miller still hit 13 points each before being sent to the bench. Avon Parks Marcus Dewberry netted 11 and teammate Alonzo Robertson got into double figures as well with 10 points before taking a seat. We have a tough game coming up next week against Mulberry, Clemons said. The Devils take to the road to face the Panthers, the only other undefeated team in District 9-3Aplay, for Tuesdays pivotal 7:30 p.m. contest. By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comSebring head coach Paul Browns assertion that his team was playing with a lot more confidence was put to the test Thursday as they faced perhaps their toughest foe to date. The last time we played Winter Haven, they mercyruled us 80, Brown said before Thursdays match. Well see how we look against them now. That last time was the opening game of the season and Thursdays result, while not able to overcome the Blue Devils, showed how far the Streaks have come as the season moves along. Instead of the 8-0 trouncing of early November, Sebring showed the rising confidence from three wins and a tie in itslast five games, and battled Winter Haven tooth-and-nail all night long. The Lady Devils, 6-0-1 on the season, had all they could handle as Sebring had it tied 1-1 into the waning moments of the first half. Agoal just before intermission put the Devils up at the break, though the Blue Streak defense held them right there for the entire se cond half It wasnt enough in t he By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comLAKE PLACID Two young programs, two firstyear head coaches would make things seem like an even match-up. But Fridays 8-0 win for Lake Placid over Avon Park shows the difference in the current state of the two teams. Whereas the Green Dragon program has been under relative stability, with James Ashley taking over after an extended tenure from Josh Vickler, Red Devil first-year man Victor Munoz is the latest in a long line of seemingly annual coaching changes at Avon Park. Were a young team and its all about getting better, Munoz said. We dont have a junior varsity, so that works against us. Mixing JVand varsity limits our choices. But these kids are always there, they dont quit and I like that. We just need to work more on skills and Im here to help them with that. And Munoz, a former professional player in his native Peru, would seem the man with the ability and desire to build up those skills and the program. This is what I like to do, I love to coach, he said. I plan on being here for as long as they want me. And while things hold promise down the road, this night belonged to the Dragons, and more specifically Jorge Medina. The junior center-mid poured in four goals in helping Lake Placid cruise to the mercy-rule win. He scored the first two minutes apart, firing one in from just inside the box at t he 13:28 mark and then from a good 30 yards out at 15:03. Medina would reach t he hat trick at 24:43 befo re Osvaldo Orduna got into t he mix, scoring the next two at 26:10 and 30:48 to make t a 5-0 lead at the half. Medina then turned his h at trick into the golden som brero at the 54:48 mark. I had three goals in a game last year, he sai d. This was my first four-go al game. It feels great, but I couldnt have done it witho ut SPORTS D SECTION Inside This Section Heat wins 7th straight . . .3D Lady Devils fall in 3 OTs . . .4D Football playoff scores . . .4D Lightning lose shootout . . .3D News-Sun Sunday, December 12, 2010 News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE J orge Medina is about to fire in his first of four goals Friday night in Lake Placids 8-0 win over Avon Park. Lake Placid8Avon Park0 News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE T rini Sutton goes up for a shot amidst a trio of Ridge defenders Thursday night. The Bolts rode a torrid shooting f irst half and staved off a furious Sebring comeback which had the Streaks within three with a minute to play. But key f ree throws down the stretch sealed the 64-57 district win f or visiting Ridge. Matt Taylor lead Sebring with 17 points. Comeback comes up short News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHN E Justus Martin tries to gain control of the ball in front of the Winter Haven net Thursday night. The Lady Blue Streaks put up a valiant effort in the 2-0 loss against a Blue Devil team that had mercy-ruled them earlier this season. Winter Haven2Sebring1 Lake Placid on a roll behind Medinas four goals I plan on bein g here for as lon g as they want me . VICTORMUNOZ Avon Park head coach See DRAGONS, page 4D Special to the News-SunBasketball In other area action Frida y, the Sebring Lady Bl ue Streaks of the basketba ll court rebounded from a toug h loss to Tenoroc Thursday to trounce Ridge on the roa d, 45-24. The Lady green Drago ns of the hardwood fared a litt le better against the Lady Tita ns than Sebring did, but cam e up short, 69-36, to visitin g Tenoroc. Facing what head coa ch David Veley said would be a good test of where h is Dragon squad was at, La ke Placid showed they would be a tough out as the season pr ogresses. The Dragons pushed t he Titans to the limit befo re falling in a 73-70 loss at Tenoroc. Girls Soccer The Lady Dragons g ot back on the winning tra ck after a hard-fought loss to Clewiston Thursday with an 8-0 win at Avon Park Frida y. Taylor Miller scored t he first two goals in the openin g minutes to set the tone. Lady Streaks bounce back, Dragons fight but fall News-Sun photo by BETH BALDRIDGE Bryan Adkins goes up for a rim-rattling two in Avon Parks demolition of an overmatched Ft. Meade squad. Avon Park86Ft. Meade15 Lady Blue Streaks showing signs See SEBRING, p a g e 4D Red Devils down young Miners

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New Year Golf BenefitSEBRING ANew Years golf tournament to benefit Eddie Bateman will tee off Saturday, Jan. 15 on the Deer Run course at Sun N Lake. The four-person scramble format will kick off with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. Cost is $55 per person/$220 per team. There are also sponsorships available. AGold sponsorship is $1,000 and gets four hole signs, a banner and one team entry. ASilver sponsorship is $500 and includes two hole signs, a banner and one team entry. ABronze sponsorship gets two hole signs and a banner and a single hole sponsorship, for $100, gets one hole sign. There are also single sponsor donations available for $25. For more information, contact Jady Prescott at 381-2117 or email jady_52@hotmail.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 Florida Community College baseball program 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 Indianapolis760.538347318 Houston570.417288321 Tennessee580.385291265 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 Indianapolis 30, Tennessee 28 Sundays Games 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. Mondays Game Baltimore at Houston, 8:30 p.m.EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLPctGB Boston184.818 New York159.6254 Toronto815.3481012Philadelphia715.31811 New Jersey617.2611212Southeast Division WLPctGB Miami168.667 Orlando158.65212Atlanta 159.6251 Charlotte814.3647 Washington616.2739 Central Division WLPctGB Chicago138.619 Indiana 1110.5242 Milwaukee913.409412Cleveland715.318612Detroit 717.292712WESTERN CONFERENCESouthwest Division WLPctGB San Antonio193.864 Dallas184.8181 New Orleans148.6365 Memphis914.3911012Houston814.36411 Northwest Division WLPctGB Utah177.708 Oklahoma City168.6671 Denver148.6362 Portland1211.522412Minnesota617.2611012Pacific Division WLPctGB L.A. Lakers167.696 Phoenix1112.4785 Golden State815.3488 Sacramento515.250912L.A. Clippers518.21711 ___ Thursdays Games Boston 102, Philadelphia 101 Dallas 102, New Jersey 89 Portland 97, Orlando 83 Fridays Games Indiana 100, Charlotte 92 Denver 123, Toronto 116 New York 101, Washington 95 Chicago 88, L.A. Lakers 84 Minnesota 109, Detroit 99 Oklahoma City 97, New Orleans 92 Milwaukee 97, Houston 91 San Antonio 108, Atlanta 92 Portland 101, Phoenix 94 Utah 117, Orlando 105 Miami 106, Golden State 84 Saturdays Games Memphis at L.A. Clippers, late Indiana at Atlanta, late Boston at Charlotte, late Toronto at Detroit, late Minnesota at Chicago, late Utah at Dallas, late Cleveland at Houston, late Miami at Sacramento, late Sundays Games Denver at New York, 12 p.m. New Orleans at Philadelphia, 12 p.m. L.A. Lakers at New Jersey, 1 p.m. Portland at San Antonio, 3:30 p.m. Cleveland at Oklahoma City, 7 p.m. Orlando at L.A. Clippers, 9:30 p.m.EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLOTPtsGFGA Pittsburgh2082429669 Philadelphia18754110375 N.Y. Rangers17121358880 New Jersey8182185284 N.Y. Islanders5165155588 Northeast Division WLOTPtsGFGA Montreal1892387758 Boston1683358054 Buffalo12134287679 Ottawa13162286892 Toronto10144246285 Southeast Division WLOTPtsGFGA Washington1893399682 Tampa Bay151043489102 Atlanta15113339084 Florida13140267169 Carolina11124267686WESTERN CONFERENCECentral Division WLOTPtsGFGA Detroit1863399272 Chicago16122349587 St. Louis1494327173 Nashville1386326870 Columbus15111317175 Northwest Division WLOTPtsGFGA Vancouver1583338568 Colorado14104329888 Minnesota12114286678 Edmonton11125277699 Calgary12153278189 Pacific Division WLOTPtsGFGA Dallas1792368175 Anaheim15134348196 Los Angeles16100327162 Phoenix1386327675 San Jose14104328683 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. ___ Thursdays Games Boston 5, N.Y. Islanders 2 Buffalo 6, San Jose 3 Philadelphia 4, Toronto 1 Florida 3, Washington 0 N.Y. Rangers 5, Ottawa 3 St. Louis 4, Columbus 1 Minnesota 3, Phoenix 2 Los Angeles 2, Calgary 1 Fridays Games Dallas 2, Carolina 1, SO Edmonton 4, Tampa Bay 3, SO Anaheim 3, Calgary 2, SO Detroit 4, Montreal 2 Ottawa 3, New Jersey 2 Colorado 4, Atlanta 2 Saturdays Games Philadelphia at Boston, late Pittsburgh at Buffalo, late Montreal at Toronto, late Detroit at New Jersey, late Atlanta at N.Y. Islanders, late Colorado at Washington, late N.Y. Rangers at Columbus, late Carolina at St. Louis, late Florida at Nashville, late Dallas at Phoenix, late Tampa Bay at Vancouver, late Minnesota at Los Angeles, late Chicago at San Jose, late Sundays Games Washington at N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m. Vancouver at Edmonton, 8 p.m. Minnesota at Anaheim, 8 p.m. Fridays Scores EAST Fairfield 72, Siena 55 Kings, Pa. 86, Potsdam 72 Lehigh 91, Marist 78 Salisbury 64, Brooklyn 62 Skidmore 61, Trinity, Conn. 56 St. Francis, NY 76, Canisius 58 SOUTH Asbury 102, Greenville 92 Bellarmine 93, W. Virginia St. 73 Campbell 73, W. Carolina 50 Freed-Hardeman 94, Victory 78 Kentucky Christian 105, Temple Baptist 80 Mercer 73, Navy 68 St. Catherine 99, Mountain St. 86 Tenn. Temple 91, Bryan 80, OT MIDWEST Alma 77, Oberlin 63 Augustana,S.D. 68, Mary 55 Iowa St. 75, Iowa 72 Luther 82, Northwestern, Minn. 71 Mayville St. 79, Minn.-Morris 71 Michigan 75, Utah 64 Minn. Duluth 73, Upper Iowa 71 Minn. St., Mankato 95, Concordia, St.P. 82 N. Michigan 86, Northland Baptist 47 Rochester, Mich. 88, Hope 73 S. Indiana 105, Indiana-Southeast 96 Wartburg 86, Martin Luther 68 Wayne, Neb. 79, Northern St., S.D. 60 Wichita St. 68, Nicholls St. 50 Winona St. 71, Bemidji St. 62 SOUTHWEST Cent. Arkansas 85, Chicago St. 73 Stephen F.Austin 62, Grambling St. 41 FAR WEST Mesa, Colo. 79, W. New Mexico 52 Montana St. 94, Johnson & Wales, Colo. 60 Montana Western 79, NW Nazarene 71 Regis 86, Chadron St. 76 Sacramento St. 65, William Jessup 54 Santa Clara 67, San Jose St. 63 UC Irvine 83, Wyoming 68 Washington St. 74, Texas-Pan American 52 Whitman 77, Menlo 72BASEBALLAmerican League BALTIMORE ORIOLESAgreed to terms with SS Cesar Izturis on a one-year contract. BOSTON RED SOXAgreed to terms with C Jason Varitek on a one-year contract. KANSAS CITY ROYALSAgreed to terms with OF Melky Cabrera on a oneyear contract. LOS ANGELES ANGELSAgreed to terms with LHP Scott Downs on a three-year contract. SEATTLE MARINERSAgreed to terms with DH Jack Cust on a one-year contract. National League ATLANTA BRAVESAgreed to terms with LHP George Sherrill on a one-year contract. HOUSTON ASTROSSigned LHP Ryan Rowland-Smith on a one-year contract. MILWAUKEE BREWERSAgreed to terms with C Wil Nieves on a one-year contract. PITTSBURGH PIRATESAgreed to terms with LHP Scott Olsen on a oneyear contract. WASHINGTON NATIONALSNamed Randy Knorr manager of Syracuse (IL); Tony Beasley manager of Harrisburg (EL); and Gary Cathcart manager, Franklin Bravo pitching coach and Luis Ordaz hitting coach for Auburn (NYP).FOOTBALLNational Football League DETROIT LIONSPlaced WR Derrick Williams on injured reserve. Signed WR Brian Clark. LOCALSCHEDULE SPORTSSNAPSHOTS THESCOREBOARD Lake Placid 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. THURSDAY: Girls Basketball at McKeel,6/7:30 p.m.; Boys Soccer vs.Ft.Meade, 6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Soccer at Ft.Meade,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Weightlifting at Sebring,5 p.m. Sebring 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. TUESDAY: Boys Basketball vs.Hardee,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Soccer at Osceola,7 p.m. THURSDAY: Boys Basketball at Osceola,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Basketball at Hardee, 6/7:30 p.m.; Boys Soccer vs.Ridge,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Weightlifting hosts meet,5 p.m. Walker 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 MONDAY: Girls Soccer at Sebring,7 p.m. TUESDAY: Boys Basketball at Mulberry,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Basketball vs.Mulberry, 6/7:30 p.m.; Boys Soccer vs.Frostproof,6:30 p.m.; Girls Soccer at Frostproof,6 p.m.; Wrestling at Frostproof,7 p.m. THURSDAY: Boys Basketball at Tracy McGrady Shootout,Auburndale,TBA; Girls Basketball vs.Okeechobee,6/7:30 p.m.; Boys Soccer at Mulberry,7 p.m. S S N N O O W W B B O O A A R R D D I I N N G G S SU U N N D D A A Y Y 2 2 p p . m m . 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Associated PressEDMONTON, Alberta J ordan Eberle, Linus Omark a nd Nikolai Khabibulin stole a point for the Tampa Bay L ightning. Eberle and Omark a S wede making his NHL d ebut scored in a shootout a nd Khabibulin starred in r egulation and overtime and s topped both Tampa Bay a ttempts in the tiebreaker to g ive the Edmonton Oilers t heir fifth victory in six g ames, 4-3 over the L ightning on Friday night. Eberle opened the shootout b y beating Dan Ellis with a w rist shot after a series of h igh-speed dekes, and Omark e nded it in the third round, s pinning around in the high s lot, faking a slap shot and f iring a snap shot through E llislegs. Im glad it is over, O mark said. I was nervous i n the beginning. In the next g ame, I wont be. I know I c an do something at this level n ow, so thats good. Khabibulin stopped MarcAntoine Pouliots backhander in the first round, then caught Lightning star Steven Stamkosclose-range slap shot in the second. Khabulin made 38 saves in regulation and overtime. Tampa Bay outshot Edmonton 17-1 in the third. We dodged a bullet tonight, Oilers coach Tom Renneu said. Tampa may have deserved a better fate. Khabibulin was outstanding. We scored some timely goals but turned the puck over a lot. Stamkos tied it midway through the third, ending a six-game goal drought with his 22nd of the season. I dont know if they even got a shot in the third period, Stamkos said. We absolutely dominated them. Their goalie made some big saves. We didnt deserve that kind of fate tonight. We got the point, we battled back, we threw everything at them in the third and they got some big saves. Hes second in the NHLin goals, four behind Pittsburghs Sidney Crosby. Its my first little slump. Hopefully, its the last, Stamkos said. But its going to happen. Every player goes through it once in a while, Id rather get it out of the way in the first half of the season and bear down in the next couple games. Ryan Malone and Randy Jones also scored in regulation for the Lightning. Rookie star Taylor Hall scored his 10th goal for Edmonton, and Magnus Paajarvi and Tom Gilbert added goals. We need those points, Hall said. You never know what points are going to matter at the end of the year. On Tuesday night, the Oilers lost to Anaheim in the 10th round of a shootout. NOTES: The Oilers are 72-1 in their last 10 games and 11-12-5 overall. ... The Lightning (15-10-4) have lost two in a row and five of their last seven. ... It was the only meeting this season between the teams. ... Omark was called up from the Oilers AHLaffiliate in Oklahoma City along with Ryan OMarra to replace injured forwards Ales Hemsky and Shawn Horcoff. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, December 12, 2010Page 3D 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: $20 283 US 27 North Village Fountain Plaza Sebring 471-2852www.thebulbbin.com HOLIDAY GIFT IDEAS Several More Styles to Choose From All Tiffany animals 50% offWe also have lots & lots of closeout items such as fans, xtures and lamps. By JANIE McCAULEY Associated PressOAKLAND, Calif. L eBron James and the Miami H eat still have plenty of i mproving to do, the kind of s trides James hopes will put t his team in the champio nship hunt come June. But things certainly seem t o be clicking for the Heat at l ast following a recent funk. Dwyane Wade had 34 p oints, nine rebounds and s even assists, James added 25 p oints, nine assists and seven r ebounds and Miami won its s eason-best seventh straight g ame with a 106-84 victory o ver the cold-shooting G olden State Warriors on F riday night. Miami also established a f ranchise best with seven c onsecutive wins by double d igits, topping the six in a r ow in February 1999. Me and D-Wade have figu red it out, James said. We j ust started going back to our g ames, what made us who we a re in this league. Its resulte d in us playing good basketb all, offensively and defens ively. The Heat, who lost three of f our from Nov. 20-27, moved i nto first place in the S outheast Division for the f irst time all season after the O rlando Magic lost their seas on-high fourth straight at U tah. Monta Ellis had 20 points a nd seven assists and Dorell W right, who spent his first s ix seasons with Miami b efore joining the Warriors t his year, added 12 points, 10 r ebounds and four assists in G olden States season-worst s ixth straight loss. Chris Bosh added 16 p oints and seven rebounds in t he Heats fifth consecutive w in over Golden State, mired i n a 1-11 stretch. The Warriors dropped their f ifth straight at Oracle Arena a fter beginning the season 50 at home. They havent won on their own floor since Nov. 15 against Detroit. Im not worried, because I think they are playing hard, first-year Golden State coach Keith Smart said. I would be worried if this team didnt want to work anymore, if they didnt look like they were competing on the floor, then you would have some flags. Golden State played without do-everything guard Stephen Curry, who could be sidelined for an extended period with a sprained right ankle that he re-aggravated in a 111-94 loss Wednesday at San Antonio. He will be re-evaluated in a couple of days once the swelling goes down. James, booed regularly by the standing-room-only sellout crowd of 20,036, shot 10 for 18 and scored 15 of his points in the third quarter before sitting out the fourth. He took only 10 shots in the first half for 10 points, but dished out six assists. Wade, averaging 34 points in his last six games against the Warriors, was 12 for 20 and converted 10 of 13 free throws to help extend the teams longest winning streak since running off nine in a row from March 20April 7 last season. The Heat earned a fourth straight road win two days after a decisive 111-98 victory at Northwest Divisionleading Utah. They wrap up this trip Saturday night at Sacramento. Its good but it doesnt mean anything. Its still early in the season, Wade said. Right now whats good is that weve won seven straight playing good basketball. We have a tough game tomorrow, probably the toughest game on this road trip because its the last one and its on a back-to-back. We cant have any letdowns. Wade took an elbow to the head from Andris Biedrins 52 seconds into the game while defending Ellis on his first points of the night. Wade was down for about a minute before coming to the bench to be examined. He returned at the 8:14 mark. Miami won for the sixth time in seven games at Oakland but didnt look great in the first half, leading just 48-45 at the break. But the Heat opened the third quarter with an 18-3 run to take control. They were just getting the ball off the rim and getting fast-break points, Wright said. Reggie Williams and David Lee each scored 13 points for Golden State, which shot 37.3 percent and went 8 for 24 from 3-point range. The Warriors hadnt dropped five in a row at home since a six-game skid from March 1-24, 2002. Golden States most recent six-game slide occurred from March 2-11, and started with a 110-106 loss at Miami as Wade scored 35 points in the most recent matchup. NOTES: Warriors top draft pick Ekpe Udoh made his season debut after missing five months following surgery on his injured left wrist. ... Wright has doubledoubles in four of his last five games. ... The Heat are 4-4 vs. the Western Conference, now 2-3 on the road. ... Wade was averaging 2.33 steals during the wi nning streak but didnt get o ne Friday. ... Wade did lead t he team in rebounds for t he sixth time in eight games an d his team-best 10th gam e overall. ... Miami is 12 -2 when forcing 14 or mo re turnovers. The Warriors h ad 15. ... Injured 49ers runnin g back Frank Gore, Larry Ba er team president of t he World Series champion S an Francisco Giants an d super middleweight box er Andre Ward were amon g those in attendance. Gian ts center fielder Andres Torr es tossed T-shirts during a fourth-quarter timeout. ... It was the second sellout of t he season at Oracle Arena. MCTpho to Dwayne Wade slips as he drives past a trio of Warrior defenders Friday night. Wade would total 34 points, nine rebounds and seven assists in Miamis win at Golden State. Heat extend season-best winning streak to 7 Its good but it doesnt mean anything. 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Were young, so its a bit of a roller coaster at times, but these kids want it, they step up every day and are excited to play. They trained hard all week and tonight they were rewarded for that. At 4-2-1, Lake Placid is right in the mix of the district standings with a big date at top-seed Mulberry looming Tuesday. Avon Park will continue their progress in a tough test as well Tuesday when they host Frostproof. Continued from 1D Dragons face topseed Tuesday News-Sun photo by BETH BALDRIDG E Johntavia Perry lofts in two of her 10 points in the Lady Devils triple overtime loss to Fort Meade Friday. Class 6A State Semifinal Dr. Phillips 37, Seminole 13 Miami Central 30, Cypress Bay 27 Class 5A State Semifinal Plant 48, Lakeland 7 St. Thomas Aquinas 31, Manatee 7 Class 4A State Semifinal Armwood 22, Dwyer 20 Lincoln 36, Gainesville 14 Class 3A State Semifinal Jefferson 28, St. Augustine 27 Miami Norland 44, South Fort Myers 28 Class 1A State Championship Trinity Christian-Jacksonville 27, Delray American H eritage 10 Class 1B State Championship Glades Day 42, Warner Christian 35 Florida High School Football Scores By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comAVON PARK The Lady Devils lost 62-58 in triple overtime to Fort Meade on Friday, but the game seemed to be decided by the referees. Hard fought and tripleovertime, but it never should have never gotten to that point. We missed a lot of layups and a lot of free throws, said Avon Parks Head Coach Paulette Daley. Avon Park faced foul trouble, with 34 total by the end of the night, and Daley wasnt pleased. Wow, I didnt know there were that many. I am just going to bluntly say it, it was poor reffing, but we still missed some assignments and some shots, Daley said. Avon Park actually led the Lady Miners 25-21 at the half, but their defense faltered under the shooting of Fort Meades Angel Mitchell in the second half. Mitchell would hit 40 points for a game high, and was the only Miner in double digits. Mitchell is the first Lady Miner to reach a career 1,000 points, and broke the schools career scoring record earlier in the month with 982 career points. Lady Devil Brekayla English led Avon Parks scoring with 16 before sitting out because of fouls. Markida Hawthorne picked up 15 points and Jontavia Perry netted 10 for the Devils before they too fouled out. There was that point that where the girls thought that they were playing against the refs, but you have to stick to your game and have that composure we talked about, Daley added. Regulation ended at 42-42 when Mitchell hit one at the buzzer to force the over-time. Fort Meade missed a lay-up to leave it at 47-47 at the end of the first over-time, and Avon Parks Hawthorne hit one at 1.4 seconds to keep the Devils in the running at the end of double overtime. But Avon Park could not seem to hit the lay-ups to stave off Mitchells onslaught by the end of the third overtime, and had to resort to fouling the Miners to force turnovers at the end of the third. Time ran out before Avon Park could organize their offense, and the Lady Devils left the court down 62-58. Avon Park gets back in action Tuesday as they host the Lady Panthers of Mulberry. Miners bury Devils in triple OT Ft. Meade62Avon Park58 News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Osvaldo Orduna added two goals in Lake Placids Friday night win. end, as Sebring couldnt find the net either over the final 40 minutes. We had two forwards out due to injuries, said assistant coach Troy Talbert regarding freshman Jordan Hinkle and Mariana Becker. Despite that, we were still able to keep putting pressure on their side. Brown was especially pleased with both the progress and the effort put forth in this, the Streaks fifth game in the last seven days. Winter Haven was expecting another easy shutout, but our girls would not hear of it, he said. This was one of the best games we have ever played. The improvement shown in this one month and one day span since the first Winter Haven meeting bodes well as the season continues with another busy week. Monday matches the Streaks against Avon Park at Firemens Field before they take travel dates at Osceola Tuesday and Clewiston Friday. Lauren Welborn contributed to this story. Continued from 1D Sebring showing marked improvement

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AD RATESGARAGE SALE6 lines 2 days $11503 days$14(additional lines $1 each)MISCELLANEOUSmerchandise over $1005 lines 6 pubs$1750(additional lines $3 each)REAL ESTATE EMPLOYMENT TRANSPORTATION5 lines 6 pubs $31506 lines 14 pubs$71 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 10-674-GCS HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK, Plaintiff, vs. EMILY'S PLACE, LLC.; BARRY MENZELL; SPRING LAKE PROPERTY ASSOCIATION, INC.; AND ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; TENANT #1, TENANT #2, TENANT #3, AND TENANT #4, THE NAMES BEING FICTITIOUS TO ACCOUNT FOR PARTIES IN POSSESSION, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 Notice is given that pursuant to a Final Judgment in Foreclosure Against Defendants, EMILY'S PLACE, LLC. and BARRY MENZELL, dated the 1st day of December, 2010, in Case No. 10-674-GCS, of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, in which HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK is the Plaintiff and EMILY'S PLACE, LLC. and BARRY MENZELL are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida at 11:00 A.M., on the 30th day of December, 2010, the following described property as set forth in the Final Judgment of Foreclosure Against Defendants, EMILY'S PLACE, LLC. and BARRY MENZELL, and described as follows: A Parcel of Land compromising previously recorded Parcel 2, and the Northeasterly 47.00 feet of Parcel 3, all in TRACT "B" OF SPRING LAKE SECTION ONE, a portion of Sections 14, 15, 22, and 23, Township 35 South, Range 30 East, as recorded in Plat Book 9, Page 23, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida, more fully described as follows: COMMENCING at the Southeast Corner of said Section 15; thence North and along the East Line of said Section 15, a distance of 3868.69 feet to a point on the Southeasterly right-of-way line of U.S. Highway #98; thence South 62 degrees 08 minutes 00 inches West, along said Southeasterly right-of-way, a distance of 1128.63 feet to the Northeast Corner of said Tract "B;" thence continuing South 62 degrees 08 minutes 00 inches West along said Southeasterly right-of-way line and the Northerly line of said Tract "B," a distance of 200.00 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING; thence South 27 degrees 52 minutes 00 inches East, a distance of 370.00 feet to a point on the Southerly Line of said Tract "B;" thence South 62 degrees 08 minutes 00 inches West along said Southerly Line of Tract "B," a distance of 147.00 feet to a point; thence North 27 degrees 52 minutes 00 inches West, a distance of 370.00 feet to a point on the Northerly Line of Tract "B;" thence North 62 degrees 08 minutes 00 inches East along said Northerly Line, a distance of 147.00 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. Real Property Address: 6005 & 6007 U.S. Highway 98, Sebring, Florida 33876. Real Property Tax ID#s: C-15-35-30-010-T0B0-0020 and C-15-35-30-010-T0B0-0031. DATED on December 3, 2010. ROBERT W. GERMAINE As Clerk of Said Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michala k IF YOU ARE A SUBORDINATE LIENHOLDER CLAIMING A RIGHT TO FUNDS REMAINING AFTER THE SALE, YOU MUST FILE A CLAIM OF LIEN WITH THE CLERK NO LATER THAN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. IF YOU FAIL TO FILE A CLAIM, YOU WILL NOT BE ENTITLED TO ANY REMAINING FUNDS. December 12, 19, 2010 SEBRING, UNIT 5, ACCORDING TO PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 51, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 4125 HARLANDO AVENUE, SEBRING, FL 33872 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of the Court on December 2, 2010. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Annette E. Daff Deputy Cler k Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F09104279 SAXONFID-SPECFHLMC**See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the individual or agency sending the notice at Echevarria & Associates, P.A., P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, FL 33622-5018, telephone (813) 251-4766, not later than seven (7) days prior to the proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771, or voice (V) 1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay Service. December 12, 19, 2010 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2009-CA-001608 SAXON MORTGAGE SERVICES,INC., Plaintiff, vs. TIMOTHY POTTER A/K/A TIMOTHY G. POTTER, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated December 01, 2010 and entered in Case No. 28-2009-CA-001608 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein SAXON MORTGAGE SERVICES, INC., is the Plaintiff and TIMOTHY POTTER A/K/A TIMOTHY G. POTTER; JENNIFER L. POTTER; are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE at 11:00 AM, on the 29th day of December, 2010, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 17, BLOCK 60, SUN N LAKE ESTATES OF IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2009-CA-001244 SUNTRUST BANK, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. JOHN H. SVOBODA, III A/K/A JOHN SVOBODA, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated December 01, 2010 and entered in Case No. 28-2009-CA-001244 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein SUNTRUST BANK, N.A., is the Plaintiff and JOHN H. SVOBODA, III A/K/A JOHN SVOBODA; ILIANA SVOBODA; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; TENANT #1 N/K/A NICK FLORES, and TENANT #2 N/K/A YARA DUCHENE; are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE at 11:00 AM, on the 29th day of December, 2010, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 19, BLOCK 209, SUN N LAKE ESTATES SECTION 18, ACCORDING TO PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 87, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 632 BLUE SKIES DRIVE, LAKE PLACID, FL 33852 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of the Court on December 2, 2010. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Annette E. Daff Deputy Clerk Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F09083663 SUNTRUST-CONV**See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the individual or agency sending the notice at Echevarria & Associates, P.A., P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, FL 33622-5018, telephone (813) 251-4766, not later than seven (7) days prior to the proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771, or voice (V) 1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay Service. December 12, 19, 2010 with this court WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE. ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER APPLICABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is December 12, 2010. Person Giving Notice: Pamela A. Collins1850 Jeri Kay Lane Sebring, Florida 33870 Attorney for Petitioner: John K. McClure Florida Bar Number: 286958 211 S. Ridgewood Dr. Sebring ,Florida 33870 Telephone:(863)402-1888 Fax: (863) 402-2436 E-Mail: kelly@mllaw.net December 12, 19, 2010 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISIONFile No. PC 10-489 Division Probate IN RE: ESTATE OF WILLIAM H. GROTH Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS (Summary Administration) TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: You are hereby notified that an Order of Summary Administration has been entered in the estate of WILLIAM H. GROTH, deceased, File Number PC10-489, by the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Clerk of the Court, Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue; that the decedent's date of death was October 17, 2009; that the total value of the estate is $15,000.00 and that the names and addresses of those to whom it has been assigned by such order are: Pamela A. Collins, 1850 Jeri Kay Lane, Sebring, Florida 33870. ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the estate of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent other than those for whom provision for full payment was made in the Order of Summary Administration must file their claims IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 10-468 Division: Probate IN RE: ESTATE OF Joan Gwilliams Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Joan Fanciulli Gwilliams, deceased, whose date of death was October 13, 2010, and whose social security number is 265-60-2769, 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 12, 2010. Personal Representative: /s/ Dorothy Waller PO Box 2385 Lake Placid, FL 33862 SHEEHAN & CELAYA, P.A. Attorneys for Personal Representative: 300 DAL HALL BLVD. LAKE PLACID, FL 33852 Telephone: (863)465-1551 Florida Bar No. 184165 E-Mail Address: tim@scjuris.com December 8, 15, 2010 110.0 FEET; THENCE RUN NORTH 03 DEGREES 05 MINUTES 00 SECONDS WEST ALONG A LINE PARALLEL WITH THE WEST LINE OF SAID SOUTHEAST QUARTER, A DISTANCE OF 50.07 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING OF A PARCEL OF LAND HEREINAFTER DESCRIBED; THENCE CONTINUE NORTH 03 DEGREES 05 MINUTES 00 SECONDS WEST, A DISTANCE OF 396.6 FEET; THENCE EAST 110.0 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 03 DEGREES 05 MINUTES 00 SECONDS EAST, A DISTANCE OF 396.6 FEET; THENCE WEST 110.0 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, LESS THE SOUTH 50 FEET OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 4, TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH, RANGE 29 EAST, LYING WEST OF STATE ROAD NO. 64, HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. DATED at SEBRING, Florida, this 6th day of December, 2010. ROBERT W. GERMAINE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Highlands County, Florida By: /s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: SHAPIRO & FISHMAN, LLP 4630 Woodland Corporate Blvd. Suite 100 Tampa, FL 33614 (813)880-8888 December 12, 19, 2010 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CASE NO.: 2010-CA-000273 HSBC BANK, USA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR SG MORTGAGE SECURITIES TRUST 2005-OPT1, ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-OPT1 Plaintiff, vs. MARIAN GRASS; FRANCISCO GRASS; SAND CANYON CORPORATION F/K/A OPTION ONE MORTGAGE CORPORATION. Defendant(s). AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order rescheduling Foreclosure sale dated December 1, 2010 entered in Civil Case No. 2010-CA-000273 of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein HSBC BANK, USA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR SG MORTGAGE SECURITIES TRUST 2005-OPT1, ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-OPT1, Plaintiff and MARIAN GRASS are defendant(s), I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, AT THE JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE LOCATED AT 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FLORIDA AT 11:00 A.M., December 30, 2010, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: PARCEL 1: THE SOUTH 41.21 FEET OF THE WEST HALF OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER AND THE WEST HALF OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 4, TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH, RANGE 29 EAST, LESS THE SOUTH 50 FEET OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 4, TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH, RANGE 29 EAST, LYING WEST OF STATE ROAD NO. 64, HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. PARCEL 2: COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 4, TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH, RANGE 29 EAST, HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE RUN EAST ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 4, A DISTANCE OF IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 10-377 GCS CENTERSTATE BANK OF FLORIDA, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. SERGIO LUJAN, LOMONICO CONTRACTING, INC., a Florida corporation;, MARK PALMER ELECTRIC SERVICE, INC., a Florida corporation, HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK, DANIEL F. ANDREWS, LAURA M. ANDREWS, ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; TENANT #1, TENANT #2, TENANT #3, AND TENANT #4. THE NAMES BEING FICTITIOUS TO ACCOUNT FOR PARTIES IN POSSESSION, Defendants. AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 Notice is given that pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure Against Defendants, SERGIO LUJAN, LOMONICO CONTRACTING, INC., MARK PALMER ELECTRIC SERVICE, INC., HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK, DANIEL F. ANDREWS, and LAURA M. ANDREWS, dated the 2nd day of November, 2010, in Case No. 10-377-GCS, of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Higlands County, Florida, in which CENTERSTATE BANK OF FLORIDA, N.A. is the Plaintiff and SERGIO LUJAN, LOMONICO CONTRACTING, INC., MARK PALMER ELECTRIC SERVICE, INC., HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK, DANIEL F. ANDREWS, and LAURA M. ANDREWS are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in Jury Assembly Room of the Highlands County Courthouse, located at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870 at 11:00 A.M., on the 29th day of December, 2010, the following described property as set forth in the Final Judgment of Foreclosure Against Defendants, SERGIO LUJAN, LOMONICO CONTRACTING, INC., MARK PALMER ELECTRIC SERVICE, INC., HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK, DANIEL F. ANDREWS, and LAURA M. ANDREWS, described as follows: LOT 20, BLOCK 65, OF SEBRING COUNTRY ESTATES, SECTION THREE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 6, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. Commonly known as 4309 Mercedes St., Sebring, FL 33872. Dated this 2nd day of December, 2010. BOB GERMAINE Clerk of Court By: /s/ Annette E. Daff Deputy Clerk IF YOU ARE A SUBORDINATE LIENHOLDER CLAIMING A RIGHT TO FUNDS REMAINING AFTER THE SALE, YOU MUST FILE A CLAIM OF LIEN WITH THE CLERK NO LATER THAN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. IF YOU FAIL TO FILE A CLAIM, YOU WILL NOT BE ENTITLED TO ANY REMAINING FUNDS. December 12, 19, 2010 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 10-380 GCS CENTERSTATE BANK OF FLORIDA, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. LOMONICO CONTRACTING, INC., a Florida corporation;, MARK PALMER ELECTRIC SERVICE, INC., a Florida corporation, HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK, DANIEL F. ANDREWS, LAURA M. ANDREWS, AND ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; TENANT #1, TENANT #2, TENANT #3, AND TENANT #4. THE NAMES BEING FICTITIOUS TO ACCOUNT FOR PARTIES IN POSSESSION, Defendants. AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 Notice is given that pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure Against Defendants, LOMONICO CONTRACTING, INC., MARK PALMER ELECTRIC SERVICE, INC., HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK, DANIEL F. ANDREWS, and LAURA M. ANDREWS, dated the 2nd day of November, 2010, in Case No. 10-380-GCS, of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Higlands County, Florida, in which CENTERSTATE BANK OF FLORIDA, N.A. is the Plaintiff and LOMONICO CONTRACTING, INC., MARK PALMER ELECTRIC SERVICE, INC., HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK, DANIEL F. ANDREWS, and LAURA M. ANDREWS are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in Jury Assembly Room of the Highlands County Courthouse, located at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870 at 11:00 A.M., on the 29th day of December, 2010, the following described property as set forth in the Final Judgment of Foreclosure Against Defendants, LOMONICO CONTRACTING, INC., MARK PALMER ELECTRIC SERVICE, INC., HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK, DANIEL F. ANDREWS, and LAURA M. ANDREWS, described as follows: LOT 7, BLOCK 55, SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES OF SEBRING, UNIT 5, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 51, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. Property Address: 3938 Durango Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33872. Dated this 2nd day of December, 2010. BOB GERMAINE Clerk of Court By: /s/ Annette E. Daff Deputy Clerk IF YOU ARE A SUBORDINATE LIENHOLDER CLAIMING A RIGHT TO FUNDS REMAINING AFTER THE SALE, YOU MUST FILE A CLAIM OF LIEN WITH THE CLERK NO LATER THAN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. IF YOU FAIL TO FILE A CLAIM, YOU WILL NOT BE ENTITLED TO ANY REMAINING FUNDS. December 12, 19, 2010 FICTITIOUS TO ACCOUNT FOR PARTIES IN POSSESSION, Defendants. AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 Notice is given that pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure Against Defendants, BERNARD BROOKS, LOMONICO CONTRACTING, INC., MARK PALMER ELECTRIC SERVICE, INC., HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK, DANIEL F. ANDREWS, and LAURA M. ANDREWS, dated the 2nd day of November, 2010, in Case No. 10-379-GCS, of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Higlands County, Florida, in which CENTERSTATE BANK OF FLORIDA, N.A. is the Plaintiff and BERNARD BROOKS, LOMONICO CONTRACTING, INC., MARK PALMER ELECTRIC SERVICE, INC., HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK, DANIEL F. ANDREWS, and LAURA M. ANDREWS are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in Jury Assembly Room of the Highlands County Courthouse, located at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870 at 11:00 A.M., on the 29th day of December, 2010, the following described property as set forth in the Final Judgment of Foreclosure Against Defendants, BERNARD BOOKS, LOMONICO CONTRACTING, INC., MARK PALMER ELECTRIC SERVICE, INC., HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK, DANIEL F. ANDREWS, and LAURA M. ANDREWS, described as follows: LOT 8, PINE RIDGE CIRCLE SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 13, PAGE 48, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. Property Address: 114 Friendly Circle, Sebring, Florida 33876. Dated this 2nd day of December, 2010. BOB GERMAINE Clerk of Court By: /s/ Annette E. Daff Deputy Clerk IF YOU ARE A SUBORDINATE LIENHOLDER CLAIMING A RIGHT TO FUNDS REMAINING AFTER THE SALE, YOU MUST FILE A CLAIM OF LIEN WITH THE CLERK NO LATER THAN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. IF YOU FAIL TO FILE A CLAIM, YOU WILL NOT BE ENTITLED TO ANY REMAINING FUNDS. December 12, 19, 2010 1050LegalsIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 10-379 GCS CENTERSTATE BANK OF FLORIDA, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. BERNARD BROOKS, LOMONICO CONTRACTING, INC., a Florida corporation;, MARK PALMER ELECTRIC SERVICE, INC., a Florida corporation, HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK, DANIEL F. ANDREWS, LAURA M. ANDREWS, AND ANY AND A LL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; TENANT #1, TENANT #2, TENANT #3, AND TENANT #4. 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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 APPLICATIONCHECK YOUR ADPlease check your ad on the first day it runs to make sure it is correct. Sometimes instructions over the phone are misunderstood and an error can occur. If this happens to you, please call us the first day your ad appears and we will be happy to fix it as soon as we can. If We can assist you, please call us:385-6155 News-Sun Classified 1100Announcementshas also obtained an exemption from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection for this work. The Contractor shall comply with the conditions of this exemption. Within sixty (60) days of dredging the last canal or 15 days of there being no free water in the containment areas the Contractor shall fill the ditches from where the borrow for the containment berm construction was obtained and spread all dredged material. The Contractor shall be responsible for the final survey to determine that the work of this contract has been properly and completely performed. The Contractor shall leave the work site in a neat and clean condition. The Highlands County Board of County Commissioners (HCBCC/County) reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids or any parts thereof, and the award, if an award is made, will be made to the most responsive and responsible bidder whose bid and qualifications indicate that the award will be in the best interest of Highlands County. The Board reserves the right to waive irregularities in the bid. The Board of County Commissioners of Highlands County, Florida, does not discriminate upon the basis of any individual's disability status. This non-discrimination policy involves every aspect of the Board's functions, including one's access to, participation, employment or treatment in its programs or activities. Anyone requiring reasonable accommodation as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act or Section 286.26 Florida Statutes should contact Mr. John A. Minor, ADA Coordinator at: 863-402-6509 (Voice), 863-402-6508 (TTY), or via Florida Relay Service 711, or by e-mail: jminor@hcbcc.org Requests for CART or interpreter services should be made at least 24 hours in advance to permit coordination of the service.Board of County CommissionersPurchasing DepartmentHighlands County, Florida Website: www.hcbcc.net December 12, 19, 2010 1055HighlandsCounty LegalsHIGHLANDS COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS GENERAL SERVICES & PURCHASING INVITATION TO BID (ITB) The Board of County Commissioners (BCC), Highlands County, Sebring, Florida, will receive sealed bids in the County Purchasing Department for:ITB 11-019 LAKE ISTOKPOGA CANAL MAINTENANCE DREDGING PROJECT No. 05011 NIGP COMMODITY/SERVICES CODE: 968-34 Highlands County is seeking vendors to perform maintenance dredging for Lake Istokpoga Canals. This project is a multi-phased project funded by the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD). Specifications may be obtained by downloading from our website: www.hcbcc.net or by contacting: Danielle Gilbert, Acting Director, Highlands County General Services/Purchasing Department, 4320 George Blvd., Sebring, FL 33875-5803 Telephone: 863-402-6524, E-Mail: dgilbert@hcbcc.org A MANDATORY Pre-Bid meeting will be held on Friday; January 7th, at 10:00 A.M., in the Highlands County Purchasing Department, 4320 George Blvd., Sebring, FL 33875-5803. All potential bidders are encouraged attend this meeting. Submit two (2) originals and two (2) copies of your bid form, bid security and other required data in a sealed envelope and marked with the bid number and name so as to identify the enclosed bid submittal. Bids must be delivered to Highlands County Purchasing Department, 4320 George Blvd., Sebring, FL 33875-5803 so as to reach said office no later than 2:00 P.M., THURSDAY; FEBRUARY 10th, 2011 at which time they will be opened. Bids received later than the date and time as specified will be rejected. The Board will not be responsible for the late deliveries of bids that are incorrectly addressed, delivered in person, by mail or any other type of delivery service. One or more County Commissioners may be in attendance at either or both of the above meetings. Local Preference will not be applicable to the Award of this Bid. Vendors submitting responses must submit bids on all work to receive consideration. A Bid Bond or Cashiers Check in an amount of five percent (5%) of the bid must be included on bids over $100,000.00. If the successful bid is greater than $200,000.00, a Public Construction Bond will be required. Bid must be accompanied by evidence of bidder's qualifications to do business in the State of Florida, in accordance with F.S. 489. Highlands County recently prepared the Lake Istokpoga Canal Maintenance Dredging Evaluation Report. This project is a multi-phased project funded by the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) for the purpose of evaluating seventeen (17) residential canals for contaminants of concern associated with the canal sediments, quantifying the volume of the sediments to be removed, and determining the mass of phosphorous that would be removed from the canals by dredging. The principal features of the Project are: To provide all labor, materials and equipment to dredge approximately 20,000 cubic yards of sediments from seventeen (17) residential canals and to construct containment areas on sites approved by the County for disposal of the sediments. The Contractor shall provide a signed and sealed engineering design for the containment berms. The Contractor shall install DOT type III silt fence around all areas to be disturbed during construction and shall install floating turbidity barriers at the mouth of each canal during construction. The Contractor shall be responsible to provide all piping required to convey the sediment/dredged slurry to the containment areas. The County has contacted the property owners and secured construction easements over the sites for the containment areas and for the route of the slurry piping. The County 1055HighlandsCounty Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO. 09-674-GCS MERCANTILE BANK, etc., Plaintiff, v. PATRICK T. MUSANDA, et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Summary Judgment entered in the above-styled cause in the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida, the clerk of Highlands County will sell the property situated in Highlands County, Florida, described as: Description of Mortgaged and Personal Property Lot 9, Block 285, PLACID LAKES SECTION 20, according to the Map or Plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 9, Page 31, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. The street address of which is 116 Imbros Avenue, Lake Placid, Florida 33852. at a Public Sale, to the highest bidder, for cash, at the front entrance of the Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 3387-3701 on DECEMBER 29, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. Dated: December 2, 2010. A ny person claiming an interest in the surplus funds from the sale, if any, other than the property owner, as of the date of the Lis Pendens, must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. ROBERT W. GERMAINE, CLERK Clerk of the Circuit Court Highlands County, Florida By: /s/ Annette E. Daff Deputy Clerk December 12, 19, 2010 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. PC 10-482 Division Probate NOTICE TO CREDITORS (Summary Administration) IN RE: ESTATE OF VIVIAN RUTH SEARS Deceased. TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS A GAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: You are hereby notified that an Order of Summary Administration has been entered in the estate of VIVIAN RUTH SEARS, deceased, File Number PC10-482, by the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Clerk of the Court, Highlands County Courthouse, 530 South Commerce Avenue; that the decedent's date of death was February 27, 2010; that the total value of the estate is $19,045.80 and that the names and addresses of those to whom it has been assigned by such order are: Estate of Emanuel J. Bud Sears, 1995 E. Oakland Park, Ste. 105, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33306. ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the estate of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent other than those for whom provision for full payment was made in the Order of Summary Administration must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE. A LL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER APPLICABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is December 5, 2010. Person Giving Notice:Estate of Emanuel J. Bud Searsc/o Richard W. Morrison1995 E. Oakland Park Blvd., Ste 105 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 33306 A ttorney for Person Giving Notice: John K. McClureAttorney for Emanuel J. SearsFlorida Bar No. 286958MCCLURE & LOBOZZO211 S. Ridgewood Dr.Sebring, Florida 33870Telephone: (863) 402-1888Fax: (863) 402-2436 December 5, 12, 2010 1050Legals 2100Help Wanted

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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 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 ROUTEVENTO SCOOTER125 cc, 1,146 miles, good condition. New Battery. $1250. 863-382-8647 9100Motorcycles& ATVs 9000 Transportation 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 863-446-2440 NOTICEFlorida statute 585.195 states tha t all dogs and cats sold in Florida must be at least eight weeks old, have an official health certificate and proper shots and be free of intestinal and external parasites. FREE KITTENS8wks, 3blk. males, 2blk/orange calico females. Email Earpdo3@aol.com 7520Pets & SuppliesLOOKING FORused car in good condition. Call 863-465-0978. 7340Wanted to Buy GIANT CLOSEOut Sale Thur-Fri-Sat, Dec 16-17-18, 10am-4pm.Mostly new gift items at garage sale prices. Exc. for Christmas gifts, stocking stuffers. Collectibles, glassware. Pieces of the Past @ 313 Circle Park Drive. 863-386-9100 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. 7320Garage &Yard Sales TV 13"Color, cable ready. $15 863-471-0098 STAMP COLLECTIONsm. diverse. expl J. Dean, W. Women, Obama, "01 stamp, etc $40 obo.863-471-0098 RECLINER CHAIRSwivels / reclines, black leather w/ ottoman. $60 678-491-7856 OTTOMAN LARGEGreen $10 863-453-5092 or 863-368-0097 HEDGE TRIMMERCraftsman 18" blade, 2 cycle engine, very good cond., $45. 863-453-7027 FIVE POSSIBLEDreams Clothique Santas in boxes. All for $75 863-699-0466 ENTERTAINMENT TVUNIT, BLACK W / GLASS DOORS $50 678-491-7856 DOG CAGE-medium size dog, excellent condition. $35 863-453-4234 DOG -carrier / crate. $30 863-453-4234 DEHUMIDIFIER COMFORTAir, portable on castors, 2 sp. fan, drain hose plus extras. $50 863-386-1885 CRIB SET-Newborn bumper, sheets, quilt, lamp etc. Never used but opened. Blue Teddy bear. $75 863-699-0466 CHAIR -LAZY Boy, blue, excellent condition $95. 863-382-6006 BUNK BEDSw/ ladder twins, Chinese carved head & foot boards & mattresses. $99 863-386-1885 BOOKS -Louis L'Amourbox full $45 863-385-1563 ANTIQUE OAK4 drawer chest with towel bar. $80 863-453-5092 or 863-368-0097 AIR COMPRESSORCampbell Hausfield, cordless. $13 863-382-6006 7310Bargain Buys 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 NEW FURNITURECLOSE OUT Everything must Go!... BR, Sofa, Recliners, Misc. sofagalleryflorida.com Call 863-471-3315 for Appt. NEW FURNITURE FOR LESS! HIGHPOINT FURNITURE OUTLET STORE 2346 U.S. 27 N, SEBRINGNorthofLowes&acrossfrom HomeDepot 7180Furniture 7000 MerchandiseSEBRING -1BR w/bath, furn/unfurn, W/D, Satellite, full use of home. $400/mo. or $100/wk + dep. 863-304-2849 6400Rooms for RentSEBRING -House Fully Furnished 3 BR, 2 BA, 2 car garage, washer/dryer, utilities included, no pets. $3500 monthly. 920-459-8239 6320Seasonal Property SEBRING LUXURY4BR, 2BA Home, 5 blocks across Hwy 27 from Florida Hospital. New CHA, new carpet & paint. $850 month + utilities. 863-402-1904 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; 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, new floors/ paint, fenced yard, close to boat ramp, nice landscape, quiet area, no smoke, $550/mo. 863-699-1119 3 BR,2 BA, Living Rm., Dining Rm., Utility Rm. w/ W/D hook up, 2 Car Garage & Fireplace. Country Living. Call 863-773-5462 6300Unfurnished Houses SEASONAL /Yearly, furnished or unfurnished. 2/2 on Lake Sebring, W/Dryer. $700 yearly or $$1400 seasonal. 2/1. yearly $625, W/D hookup, big yard, across from lake.863-386-9100. LAKE 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 NORTH AVONPARK 1BR, 1BA, G/W/S, you pay electric. No pets, Deposit $300. $420 Monthly. 863-453-7218LEMONTREE 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, ONCircle Park. One bedrooms and studios, furnished or unfurnished, includes water, no pets. Ref needed. Starting at $375 and up. 863-386-9100 or 954-295-7195. SEBRING LOVELY,furnished 1BR on Lakefront Estate. No Pets. Utilities & cable included $425/mo863-655-1068 6150FurnishedApartments SPRING LAKESPACIOUS 2BR, 2BA, Tile, cathedral ceilings, screened lanai. Adults preferred, non-smoking, no pets. $625/mo. + security deposit. Lawn maintenance included. 863-655-0451 SEBRING -CUTE 2BR, 1BA, new tile floors & insulation. Kids and most pets ok. 4911 Manatee. $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 SEBRING -RV Park, Close to Downtown, 1BR, 1BA & Efficiencies, $325-$400/mo; 2BR 2BA, $400/mo. EASY MOVE-IN RATES! 863-655-3504 AVON 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 RentPALM HARBORHomes Short Sales/Reop's/Used Homes 3 or 4 Bedroom Doublewides Won't Last!! $3500 40k John-800-622-2832. ext.210 5100Mobile HomeLots for SaleLAKE PLACID$6,800. 2BR, 2BA Double Wide Mobile Home in Great, Active 55+ Park with 2 Pools & Docks. Bargain Priced. Good Condition. Pets OK. Call 1-239-455-7509 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 SaleSebringATTENTION: CASH for your Home, Duplex, Apartment, Commercial Property. Rapid Closing, "As Is Condition. 863-441-2689 STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL 4040Homes For Sale 4000 Real EstateANTIQUE &Gift mall opening January 6th on Sebring Circle. Booth and showcases available for collectibles and antiques. Rent starting at $150 and up. Reserve your space now. Will be open Thurs, Fri. & Sat. Nancy 954-295-7194. 3050BusinessOpportunities 3000 FinancialSALES PERSONALneeded for our new location in Sebring. We are looking for experienced sales people with positive attitudes & strong customer service skills. Please apply in person to Cell Phones Verizon Wireless. 700 US Hwy 27 North, Sebring, Florida 33870. 2150Part-timeEmployment TEACHER -FT needed for Christian school in Avon Park, 2 / 3 year old children. Call 863-443-2344 and leave message. SMALL CPAFirm is seeking to fill an immediate position for a self-motivated IRS enrolled agent with at least 10 years of EA experience in tax practice. Practical experience must be on income tax planning and preparation of all Federal income tax returns (individuals, business, non for profits, and gift and estates); common state income taxation; and payroll taxes. Advanced practical experience required in QuickBooks, Excel, Word, and tax preparation software. Advanced knowledge required in tax accounting, payroll processing and compilation of financial report to AICPA standards. Candidate should have the highest ethical standards; background check and drug/alcohol test is required. Technical supervision of firm staff and extensive client contact are an integral part of this job. Local travel to client locations is routine, but not extensive. Compensation based on productivity. Provide resume with work experience and references by fax 863-314-9906 REAL ESTATEAGENTS with ability to work full time and the desire to sell call Susan Compton @ 863-465-4158 for a confidential interview. Proven systems and free leads. Join now to get your 2011 Business Plan in motion. DR.'S OFFICENow hiring Office Manager. Billing Clerk and Front Desk Medical Receptionist, Send resume to: Reply Box #2215 c/o News-Sun 2227 US HWY 27S Sebring 33870. E-mail to:heartlandmedicalcareers@gmail.com COOKS &DISHWASHERS wanted at Spring Lake Golf Resort. Apply in person, Mon. thru Sat. 9am-5pm. Call 863-655-6215 for directions only! BICYCLE -Mechanic & Sales. MUST HAVE EXPERIENCE. Apply in person BIKE SHOP, 213 US 27 S, Sebring. 2100Help Wanted 2100Help Wanted 2100Help Wanted Subscribe to the News-Sun Call 385-6155 CASTLE HILL Apartments of Avon ParkAccepting Applications for 1 & 2 Bedroom Apts. Available to individuals 62 years or older, handicap/disabled, regardless of age. For rental information & applications please call: 863-452-6565 TDD: 1-800-955-8771 THIS INSTITUTION IS AN Equal Opportunity Provider and EmployerLos Apt. de Castle Hill de Avon ParkEstan aceptando aplicaciones para Apts. de 1 y 2 recamaras. Disponible a personas de 62 ancs o mas, incapacidad fisica/mental, no importa la edad. Para mas informacion favor de llamar 863-452-6565. TDD: 1-800-955-8771 Esta Institucion Es De Igualdad De Oportunidad Al Proveedor, Y Empleador

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